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Title: Gabber
Uniform Title: Gabber
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: February 12, 2009
Frequency: weekly
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Coordinates: 27.750556 x -82.708611 ( Place of Publication )
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this week...

Gulfport Chamber
Home Tour
see page 2

Weapons Charges
For Local Resident
see page 6

Get Rescued
In Gulfport
see page 18

Gabs: How Has The
Recession Affected
You an Your Life?
see page 19

Letters To The Editor
see page 20

Stories of True Love
see page 34-35

Gulfport's 100th
Birthday Countdown
see page 38

St. Pete Wine &
Food Festival
see page 49

Frances Purdy
see page 52

Detours & Diversions
see page 57


since 19681

Orange Juice on Demand

Florida Orange Juice Girl Bre-elle Ishtar greets
the line of people waiting to get into Saturday's
Floridana Festival with a glass of fresh-squeezed
Florida orange juice. Ishtar also appears as Miss
Sunken Gardens and a Weeki Wachee-esque
mermaid at other retro and Florida events.
Saturday's Festival, held at the Gulfport Casino,
also showcased several Highwaymen artists and
Florida authors. Hula Hula sponsors the festival and
others like it throughout the St. Petersburg area.

Gulfport Elementary
Sale Huge Sucess
By Leigh Clifton
Local business woman Pat
Dunham knows a lot of people.
So when she came to Gulfport
Elementary School Principal
Lisa Grant with an idea right
after Christmas last year for a
community-wide yard sale held on
the school grounds, she piqued a
lot of interest. Principal Grant had
been looking for a fundraising idea,
something to help defray or
See Sale, page 51


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Every Thursday

No. 20 92 FebruIary 12, 200 -February18,2

Police Chief Retires
G. Curt Willocks
announced today that
he will be retiring from
the Gulfport Police
Department after
serving eighteen years
as Chief of Police. In
the agency's nearly
100-year history, no
Chief has held the
office longer.
Before coming to
Gulfport in 1991, Chief G. Curt Willocks
Willocks (59)retiredfrom
the Boca Raton Police Services Department,
where he had worked his way through the ranks
to become Deputy Chief of Police. After twenty
years working on Florida's east coast, Willocks
took the job in Pinellas County, where he says
the fishing is much better.
In Gulfport, Chief Willocks presided over a
major transformation to modern professional
standards in law enforcement. Under his
leadership, the Gulfport Police Department
achieved and maintained state accreditation,
and this recognition proved vitally important
in upholding the agency's reputation in the face
of controversial times in the late 1990's. Chief
Willocks was also responsible for ushering
major technological changes, including in-car,
digital video recorders and computers, as well
as Tasers for all patrol officers.
See Chief, page 14

Berkeley Kittredge, 9, and Rexee Gaugh, 10, (right) are in stuffed
animal heaven. They got to play with the hundreds of stuffed
animals while their mothers shopped away.

Pink Flamingo
Home Tour
The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
presents Gulfport's Pink Flamingo
Home Tour 'Then and Now' on
Saturday, March 7, (rain or shine)
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are
$12 and available the day of the event
starting at Gulfport's Historical
Museum, 5301 28 Avenue S. in
Gulfport. Event is co-sponsored
by the City of Gulfport and Gulfport
Historical Museum. Self tour or take
the city trolley.
For additional information contact

Dolly Tickell, Event Coordinator at
347-4747, dl i.k.- .1.ii.l 1
or call the Chamber at 344-3711.

A Night of Music -
Chorus Angelorum
The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior
Center Foundation, Inc. is proud to
announce a recital by this exciting a
cappella group, Chorus Angelorum
at the Catherine A. Hickman
Theater, 5501 27 Avenue S. on
Friday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Chorus Angelorum recently
performed at the Carrollwood

Wednesday at 6:00prn
14 $50 Games, 2 $250 Progressive Jackpot Games

6440 5th Avenue South 347-6085

Cultural Center in Tampa and at
First Night St. Petersburg 2006 and
2007. The group has participated
in a number of events for WMNF
88.5 including recording "Power
to the People" with the Southeast
Music Alliance for WMNF 88.5FM
Community Radio. and singing
"Behind Blue Eyes" and "Pinball
Wizard" for "The Who are Alright,
A Free Tribute" in June, 2006
at a WMNF concert at lkll..-c's
Tickets are $15 and all proceeds
assist The Gulfport Multipurpose
Senior Center Foundation, Inc. For
more information or reservations,
call 893-2237 or 893-1231.

So. Pasadena
Cancels Election
Notice is hereby given to all
registered voters within the
corporate limits of the City of South
Pasadena, Florida that the City's
general election for March 10, 2009
has been cancelled.

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based on your earnings & filing status. You may also be
eligible for the Child Tax Credit, Elderly Credit or Disability
Take advantage of FREE quality electronic filing by IRS
certified tax perpares. Don't pay expensive tax preparation
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VITA (Volunteer Tax Assistance) Sites Pinellas County Locations

Tampa Bay Beaches
Chamber of Commerce
6990 Gulf Blvd.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33706
Childs Park YMCA
691 43rd St. S.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711
James B. Sanderlin
Family Center
2335 22nd Ave. S.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33712
Daystar Life Center
226 6th St. S.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Enoch Davis Center
1111 18th Ave. S.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33705
Pinellas Opportunity Council
3443 1st Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713
727-327-8690 Ext. 18

Thurs. 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Monday: 10:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
January 26, 2009 April 13, 2009
Monday: 4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Tues., Thurs.: 10:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
January 12, 2009 April 15, 2009
Tuesday: 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
January 27, 2009 April 14, 2009

Mon., Wed., Fri.: 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
February 2, 2009 April 15, 2009

High Point Neighborhood
Family Center
5812- 150th Ave. N.
Clearwater, Florida 33760
727-533-0730 Spanish
Clearwater Neighborhood
Housing Services
608 N. Garden Ave.
Clearwater, Florida 33755
727-442-4155 Spanish
13420 Adams Circle
Largo, Florida 33774
727-5847200 Spanish
Union Academy
401 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689
727-934-5881 Spanish

Tues.: 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon

Lealman and Asian Center Thursdays: 5:30 a.m. 8:00 p.m.
4255 56th Ave. N. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33714 January 29, 2009 April 11, 2009
Languages spoken in addition to English Vietnamese, Lao
The Wealth Building Coalition/Pinellas Prosperity Campaign is supported by JWB Children's Services Council of Pinellas County,
United Way of Tampa Bay, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve Bank of America,
Wachovia Foundation, Pinellas County Government, WorkNet Pinellas, and The Weekly Challenger. Its mission is to promote and
expand economic and asset-building opportunities for low and moderate income households throughout Pinellas County.
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Wealth Building Coalition
Pinellas Prosperity Campaign



since 1968
1419 49th Street South,
Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 321-6965
(fax) 327-7830
9-5 Mon Wed, 9-2 Fri
Closed Thursday
Publishers / Editors
Ken & Deb Reichart
Anne Rush, Gina Forgetta,
Jeffrey White, Michael Klatka
Customer Service / Sales
Gina Forgetta, Mary Baumgartner
Contributing Writers
Sibylle Stajich, Cathy Salustri,
Gina Forgetta, Anne Rush,
Greg Stemm, Leigh Clifton
Chris Campas Deliveries
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
Florida Press Association
Inland Press Association
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
Circulation 13,000
Editorial Copy Monday Noon
Display Advertising Tuesday 5 pm
if proof is required Monday Noon
Classified Advertising Tuesday 5pm

The views and opinions expressed in this publication are not
necessarily those of the Publishers, advertisers or employees
of the Gabber.
The Gabber is not liable for any errors in advertising beyond
the cost of the first printing of any advertisement.
Contents of this publication may not be reproduced or copied
without premission of the Publishers.

Salute the Troops BBQ
The public is invited to attend a
free "Salute the Troops Barbeque"
on February 14, between 11 a.m.-
2 p.m. at the Gulfport Recreation
Center, 5730 Shore Boulevard S.
Attendees are asked to bring
donations of non-perishable
items, including toiletries, books,
magazines and stationery supplies,
to help create care packages for
members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
The charity drive, now in its third
year, is hosted by Stetson student
organization Law & Order, and
jointly sponsored by Stetson's ABA
Law Student Division chapter, the
City of Gulfport, and the law firm of
Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP.
This year's event features games,
face-painting and balloon creations
for children and, on a first-come,
first-served basis, free food and
entertainment for participants.
Attendees may write personalized
messages of appreciation to military
personnel at the card-writing

Public parking is available at
the Gulfport Recreation Center and
along Gulfport Beach.
Recommended items to donate
include: baby wipes, beef jerky,
magazines and books, razors and
shaving cream, socks, hot chocolate,
reusable water bottles, non-
perishable food items (cookies, chips,
crackers, cereal, instant oatmeal,
pudding, canned fruit, soups, canned
tuna), Gatorade mix, hard candies,
instant coffee, Tupperware, plastic
utensils, fabric softener, seasonings,
hot sauce, sugar packets, Tylenol,
muscle rub, travel games and toys,
batteries (D and AA), stationery
supplies, CDs, cotton swabs, Ivory
soap, feminine hygiene products,
tobacco, cigars, cigarette papers,
disposable cameras, bug repellent,
sunscreen, mail order catalogs,
aloe vera, toothpaste, toothbrushes,
dental floss, deodorant, body lotion,
toilet paper and tissue packages,
throat lozenges, eye drops, lip balm,
foot powder, eyeglass wipes, and
prepaid phone cards.

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

Theater on the Bay
Mark your calendars for the City of
Gulfport's next "Theater on the Bay"
Friday, February 20 at 6:30p.m. at the
Recreation Field (the corner of Shore
Blvd. S. and 58th St. S.). February's
movie is "The Incredibles."
A family of undercover superheroes
are trying to live the quiet suburban
life, but are forced into action to save
the world.
Bundle up and bring your chairs,
blankets, family and friends by

the bay under the stars! The Teen
Council will provide concessions for
purchase: popcorn, soda and water.
And best of all, the movie is free!

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

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 4-7 p.m. Members are $5, guests
are $7. Call 894-9908 or visit www.

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2-for-1 Thursday night
February 19 at 8pm $7.50
Friday & Saturdays
February 13, 20 & 21 at 8pm $15
Sunday Matinees
February 15 & 22 at 1:30pm $15

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Shop Domain for your

Weapons Charges for
Gulfport Resident
Agents for the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
(ATF), as well as officers from the
Gulfport and St. Petersburg Police
Departments culminated a joint
investigation with the arrest of a
Gulfport resident and a co-conspirator.
Paul Bernall of 1213 56 Street S. and
Homer High of Gainesville (both 23
years old) were arrested near Gandy
Beach in St. Petersburg during an
enforcement operation.

ATF Special Agent in ('lh.iri
Virginia O'Brien said, "Because ATF,
St. Petersburg Police and Gulfport
Police worked together on this case,
these repeat offenders are behind
bars tonight."
Bernall and High are being held
on federal conspiracy and weapons
charges, but Gulfport officers have
linked them to some recent home
invasion robberies as well. The
Pinellas/Pasco State Attorney's Office
will review the facts and coordinate
with the United States Attorney's

Office to determine if state charges
will also be filed.

Woman's Club
Going Red
The monthly meeting of the GFWC
St. Petersburg Woman's Club at 40
Snell Isle Boulevard N.E. will be held
on Friday, February 13 at 1 p.m. The
Community 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.

Be a Trolley Token
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!

Gulfport's Famous Funky Cozy
Cottage Book Shop
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Paperbacks HALF PRICE

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Homeschool Teachers!
Are you homeschooling 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 like your
library 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

Suncoast Sierra Club
The Suncoast Sierra Club of Pinellas
County meets on the third Thursday
of every month at Moccasin Lake
Park in Clearwater. The meeting
starts at 7 p.m. and is free and open
to the public. Call Joyce at 526-5065
for further information.

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56th Annual Starlight Musciale
"Turn Yowr Raio On!"

Thursday, February 19th and
Friday, February 20th
7:30 pm in the Sanctuary
Reserved Seating-Tickets $6
Available to purchase In the
Church Office 10 am-2 pm Tuesdays
through Thursdays and also at the door

227 7Drh Sreer S. (2nd Ave. S. at Pasadna Ave. Sr. Persburg FL 33707
Phonr 727-381-2499

Audition for "Someone
Who'll Watch Over Me"
The Gulfport Community Players,
in their continuing effort to bring
unusual plays to their audiences, are
happy to announce that auditions
will be held for a powerful drama
by Frank McGuinness. This drama,
entitled "Someone Who'll Watch Over
Me", will be directed by Bill Rucker.
Bill needs three males, ages 30 to 40
for his cast. One male needs to speak
with an Irish accent, another with an
English accent, and the third with an
American accent. Some singing will

be required for the play.
The play is the story of an
Englishman, an Irishman, and an
American who have been taken
captive in the Middle East. They are
chained to a wall in an isolated cell,
victims of political imprisonment,
and powerless to initiate change.
The three rely on each other to avoid
falling victim to the madness of their
plight. The story explores the daily
crisis endured by hostages whose
strength comes from communication,
through humor, wit, and faith.
Auditions will be at 7 p.m. and will
be held on February 23 and 24 at the


Players' Back Door Theater, 4919 17
Avenue S. in Gulfport. The play will
run from April 23 through May 3 at
the Catherine A. Hickman Theater
of Gulfport. All interested people are
urged to try out for a part.
For more information, give
Bill a call at 388-1395, or visit
the Players' website at www.

Low-Cost or Free
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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Early Supporter of
Citizen's Crime Watch
Founder of
Movies on the Beach and
49th Street Blues Festival
Key to 49th St. Beautification
and Drainage Project
Fought to restore Clam Bayou

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Saturday, March 7th, 2009
Rain or Shine!

LMap & Tickets $12 available day of event
Start @ Gulfport Historical Museum
5301 28th Avenue South
Tour starts at 10am ends at 5pm

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SPOT Opens
Spay/Neuter Clinic
Stop Pet Overpopulation Together
(SPOT) is opening its first spay/
neuter clinic on February 19 at
4403 62 Avenue N. in Pinellas Park.
Last year SPOT distributed 6,000
vouchers for discounted spay/neuter
procedures with 66% redeemed
in Pinellas County. In support of
National '1.' N.-ul.-i- Month in
February, SPOT will be unveiling
their new advertising campaign
along with music, food, goodie bags,
raffles, a silent auction and more.
Event begins with hors d'oeuvres at

6 p.m. The grand opening is free to
the public. For more information, call

Get Rescued Seeks
Get Rescued is seekinglocal sponsors
and vendors for their 5th Annual
Animal Fundraiser on February 28.
The event will feature adoptable pets,
art, craft and food vendors along with
live music the length of Beach Blvd.
in Gulfport, "the Little City with a
Big Heart". Proceeds from the event
will benefit all of the 501c3 rescues
that participate. Well-behaved


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pets and their people are invited to
attend! Interested vendors/sponsors
please contact 322-5217 or http://

Free Acupuncture
Clinic for Veterans
Acupuncturists Without Borders
is offering a free acupuncture clinic
to provide treatment for veterans,
their families, and their health
care workers. These acupuncture
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.
For further information, please call

Vendors Sought for
Seafood Festival
Volunteers along with retail and food
vendors are being sought for 22nd
Street Souths 7th Annual Seafood
Festival on Saturday, April 4, from
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Booths are $25 per
Included also will be the quarterly
Youth Market event with youth and
youth organizations having booths
offering their arts, crafts, fund-raising
products and services. Youth vendors
For details and registration contact
22nd Street Redevelopment office
at 455-5130 or go online to www.

Formerly Kids Fashions &
James Mens Ware.
We have all your urban brands
for men, ladies and children

Visit our new location:
2940-2970 34th St. S.
(727) 867-5776

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Paint it Pink for
the Cure
On Saturday, March 7, Pinky's
Painted Cottage (formerly known
as Bisque-Itz) will Paint it Pink
for the Cure to raise funds for the
fight against breast cancer. Join
the pottery painting location's pug
puppy mascot, Pinky, for her 4th
Birthday celebration. Paint pottery,
enjoy birthday cake, guess Pinky
the Pug Puppy's weight in the
annual contest, and help make a
difference in the fight against breast
cancer at 2710 Fourth Street N. in
St. Petersburg.
Participation is easy. Just wear
pink to Pinky's on Saturday, March
7. For each $5 donation made to
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the
leader of the global breast cancer
movement, the $5 studio fee will be
waived. Also receive a free bisque
breast cancer ribbon add-on and
pink bracelet.
Store hours are Saturday 10
a.m. to 8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit
breast cancer research, education,

screening and treatment.
For more information contact store
owner KayLee Bennett at 821-8399

Chamber Seeks to
Lend a Helping Hand
The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
office located in the Bank of America
Building at 2808 58 Street will now
take donations of school supplies and
non-perishable goods to assist local
residents in need. "The Chamber
has always participated in seasonal

drives for back to school or holiday
meals, now there is a year-round
need and we want to be there as
a resource." stated Lori Rosso,
Chamber President. These donations
will be distributed to the appropriate
Gulfport entities to make sure they
are used to benefit our neighbors.
More information onprograms aimed
at helping students and families
in need will be forthcoming. Please
drop off items at the Chamber office
between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. For
more information call 344-3711.


Jim Greenwald

for Gulfport City Council WARD 2

Voting NO to High Rises along our shoreli

Fix the City Charter to save Gulfport's Unique arm

Make Gulfport Clean and Green for a better environment

on our city council
Blueberry Patch Reception Feb. 18 7pm. Please come as you are!
Paid Political advertisement paid for and approved by Jim Greenwald for City Council, Ward 2

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The 2009 Great Backyard Bird
Count is coming up again 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
the United States and Canada.
The Bird Count is a joint project
between Cornell Lab of Ornithology
and the Audubon Society. This
activity is 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 and watch birds.
Last year, Florida ranked 7th on
the Top 10 States Reporting list,
coming in behind NY, NC, PA, CA,
OH, and VA. Florida ranked 3rd out
of 10 on the Most Species Reported
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and training
ensuring that
all officers
and beyond Acting Police Chief
the minimum Robert Vincent
required by the state, and increasing
education standards for applicants.
Now, over one third of all sworn
officers in Gulfport has at least a
bachelor's degree.
During his career, Willocks served
as president of the Tampa Bay
Area Chiefs of Police Association,
chairman of the Pinellas County
Police Standards Council, Director of
the Florida Police Chief s Association,
and as a member of the Commission
for Florida Law Enforcement
Police lieutenant Robert Vincent
will serve as acting Chief of Police.
Vincent, who has been with the
agency since 1994, has commanded
the department's investigations and
support services division for the last
six years and is the senior, ranking
officer in the department. Interim
City Manager, James O'Reilly, will
decide on a permanent police chief
appointment in the coming weeks.

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"Ain't Retirement
Grand!" to Open
The Gulfport Community Players
will open a brand new, never-before-
seen revue entitled, "Ain't Retirement
.in' on February 20 at the
Players' Back Door Theater. Long-
time member, Gil Perlroth, wrote
the play, the lyrics, and the 23 songs
included in the play. This play takes
a humorous poke at retirement, but,
in a nice way.
Daniel Harris is the director and
he has a great cast to work with,
including Janice Nipon-Sixt, Cheryl
Moore, Bob Wells and Robert Hines.
This musical revue contains 23
lively songs dealing with pets, early-
bird specials, doctors, exercise, spare
time, single bachelors, etc. Obviously
the play will appeal mostly to the
older generation, but, knowing Gil,
it should have a little appeal to just
about everyone!
The play willrun for sixperformances
at the Players' Back Door Theater.
Play dates and time are as follows:
February 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 8
p.m., and February 22 and March 1
(Sundays) at 2 p.m. The Back Door
Theater is located at 4919 17 Avenue
S. in Gulfport. Tickets are just $12
each and are available at Eileen's
Resale Boutique in Gulfport, at the
door, or by calling them at 322-0316
for advance sales.

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the theater and refreshments will
be available for sale. Join them for
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Genealogy and
Family History
A free series of talks is presented
by the Pinellas Genealogy Society
on the second Saturday of the month

(February 14) from 10-11 a.m. at the
West St. Petersburg Community
Library, Room 223, located at the
Gibbs College Campus at the corner
of Eighth Avenue and 66th Street
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producer and can be reached at 343-
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Everett, welcomes new baby girl, Brooke
Olivia, born January 6th, weighing
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By Barbara Dye
The February 12 meeting will be
a self-guided tour of the Florida
Botanical Gardens in Largo. For
those who want to carpool, please
make arrangements to meet at the
Hickman Theater parking lot at
10:45 a.m. If you are not carpooling,
the address of the Florida Botanical
Gardens is 12520 Ulmerton Road.
After the tour, those who are
interested can have lunch at
Sweet Tomatoes in the Largo Mall
at 13101 Seminole Boulevard.
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made by Cathie Slicker. She may
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Labyrinth has added wonder
and amazement to this wonderful
city. Nestled in the heart of the
49th Street art district, the Gulfport
Labyrinth is available to help one
ponder some of the mysteries of life.
Examine deep questions and relax
in a peaceful artistic setting. Follow
the pathway and be exactly where
you need to be.
The Gulfport Labyrinth is located
at 5001 20 Avenue S. in Gulfport (on
the east side of Gulfport Elementary).
Open seven days a week, noon till
sundown, Artist and Philanthropist
Michael Stanley invites you to visit
his home and explore the botanical
gardens surrounding the Labyrinth.
Surprises are around every turn.
Admission is free (donations
Events on the Labyrinth: Each
Saturday at 11 a.m., walking and
sitting meditation. Each Sunday at
5 p.m., Power Yoga.
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Focus on Happiness
Are you happy? Times are tough
and folks are searching everywhere
for happiness. A new job? Fewer
bills and more money to pay them?
A new car, more "stuff'? Would
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great attitudes that complete a
person's search for true happiness.
On February 8 "Taking the First
Step" will explore how happiness
is not determined by what's
happening around you, but by what's
happening within you. Successive
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Brokenness," "Getting Control,"
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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 for the children in our program
at Gulfport Little League. Any
contribution or act of kindness will
be deeply and greatly appreciated.
* Food, oil, any perishables for
concession stand
* Equipment: baseball, gloves, bats
and catchers gear
* Volunteers: coaches, scorekeepers
and concession stand
* Microwave
* Refrigerator
* Pitching machine
* Fans: for concession stand
SAir Conditioner for upstairs office
* Stay Dry and caulk for fields
* Office supplies: file folders, file
labels, envelopes and stamps
* Any assistance to help repair our
score boards (we have estimate on
Call Dawn Johnson, Gulfport Little
League President at 710-2676.

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Becky Jordan, St. Pete. Student: "The recession hasn't affected me a whole lot
because I have a job at Publix; it's steady so I'm lucky in that respect. I'm also a student.
But it has affected my hours, because it's slowed down a lot; not as many people are
shopping and we've been getting our hours cut. At one point recently, I was working
about half the hours I worked last year. The company has also hired a whole lot of new
people because they are converting the stores over that they bought from Albertsons.
SPlus the fact that I still live at home with my parents really helps a lot. I was planning
to move out in the spring but now that's not going to happen. There's no way I could
ever make rent, gas, utilities and car insurance with my work hours reduced like this.
So now I have to sit tight and wait and see what the economy does."

Terry Allison, Pinellas Park, Photography Teacher: "It's affected me in the re-
spect that I'm taking a much closer look at my retirement and my whole financial pack-
age. I'm looking at it in a totally different light, because I could retire from the school
system in four months, or a year and four months. My wife and I have done a really good
job of putting our money away, but I've already extended work by a year because of the
economy just to be safe. I actually retired already at 62, but it was an awful last year,
so I'm still working. We will have to reevaluate our situation in mid-March. I think I
will be able to retire this June, but I won't quit working, just retiring from the school
system. We want to travel and set up photo workshops around the country. My wife was .'
also a photographer for 15 years, so we're looking forward to starting a new business
where we can travel. We have quite a few places we want to see."

Patty Leonard, St. Pete. Server for 15 years: "We used to eat out a lot, but now
we've all but cut that out completely. Now we stay home and I cook. My boyfriend of 18
years was laid off two years ago, so I've been the sole bread winner for the past couple
of years. I have started taking extra shifts, closing for other people that need time off or
get sick. I have to do what I have to do to pay the bills. So now there's no more shopping
at the mall, no more buying pretty outfits. I've become extremely conservative in my
spending. I love the Dollar Tree, it's my favorite store. I can get all my paper products
there, as well as most of my household items like plastic baggies, dish soap, laundry

get most of my household products for the week. I've always clipped coupons too; I prob-
S ably save $100 a month by just doing that. But over the past two years, that has really
helped. Now, more than ever, I'm watching every bit of spending and trying to save as
much as possible on things we need. It's been tough and I hope the President can get
the economy moving again, we really need the help."

Christopher Hancock, St. Pete Beach, Mortgage broker: "Our business has
been pretty tough lately, people are able to buy but the banks aren't lending like
they used to. I used to do a lot of refinancing, but now I concentrate on renters who
are looking to buy and place them in defaulted homes. I think that by and large,
the defaults on houses are the buyer's fault; they were uneducated about how to
buy a home. I don't think it's fair to assume it's the mortgage industries. People
were buying houses way beyond their means because the banks were giving money
away. People would come to a broker and use an understated income, yet they
were able to buy it. Why? Because the banks gave them the loan. The broker only
brokers the loan; he still has to get approval from the banks. It's up to the banks to
decide whether the buyer's application is a sound investment or not. That's where
a lot of things went wrong. The banks made some bad decisions because they got
greedy. Now it's true, some brokers and banks colluded to push bad loans through,
just to make more money. But most of those banks are now out of business. I've
been in this business 10 years and I've noticed that the people who are really hurt-
ing now are the stated-income people, the ones who are self-employed. They are
the ones having the most difficulty getting loans now."

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Move Past Chickens
Dear Editor: Now that the chick-
ens are safe perhaps our leaders
might take some time to look at
other of our ordinances. As I drive
through Gulfport I see more and
more homes that are unkempt,
yards with nothing but dirt and
properties bursting forth with cars,
trucks, boats/trailers, empty trail-
ers, moving trailers, travel trailers
etc. My understanding is that Gulf-
port's ordinances permit this as long
as all these items are appropriately
permitted. Many of these properties
look like used car lots or mega stor-
age yards. The economy is not doing
us any favors as relates to property
values. However, some of our fellow
residents are also not helping this
issue. Why is a home with a single
car garage/driveway permitted to
maintain vehicles, on the proper-
ty, in excess of what the driveway
and garage will hold? I'm all for
Gulfport being funky, but that can
be done without being junky. How
will we bring in new home buyers
and/or new businesses if our prop-
erties continue to deteriorate in ap-
pearance? City leaders please take
a look at the ordinances relative to
this concern.
That leads me to the next observa-
tion/question what are our leaders
doing to bring new business to the
city? I know the Mayor has been flit-
ting around promoting a liquor tax.
Perhaps he might tell us what he is

doing about the vacant and eyesore
storefronts in the area of 49th Street
and 22nd Avenue or the empty store-
fronts downtown. I suspect he'll tell
us something about the bad economy
hampering those efforts--that is the
easy answer. What other uses have
been considered for the Winn Dixie
shopping center, the gas station
across the street, etc.? Frankly, the
area would be much improved if the
shopping center were razed and re-
placed with a park. I am sure there
are any other number of options--
what Mr. Mayor and City Council
have you considered? What is city
staff doing to solicit new business?
The city has two or three economic
development committees focused on
different areas of the city. Why not
combine these groups and have one
team that is focused on the business
development of the whole city.
Mr. Editor perhaps you can pose
these concerns to the candidates
running for office and provide the
readers the candidates' responses.
Margarete Tober

Elementary School
Sale a Big Success
Dear Editor: We all had an ex-
traordinary day this past Saturday
where an entire community came
together and contributed their time,
and tons of donations to sell. Local
Businesses donated gift certificates
that sold quickly. The Storage

House and Gulfport Storage donat-
ed space and Safety Auto donated
his biggest U-Haul truck to move
all the donations to the school. We
made three loads we had so much
stuff thanks to everyone's generos-
ity. Yes we made a lot of money for
your children and the future citizens
of our community, but it was all of
you that gave so much and I want
to thank everyone involved. There
are too many of you to mention here
but you and your neighbors know
who you are. It was especially re-
warding to see families that are
struggling load up on clothes, shoes,
toys and things to make their lives
a little easier for pennies on the dol-
lar. One of the things that everyone
kept saying was how much fun they
had. All in all it was a great success
and I thank you all.
Pat Dunham

Setting the
Record Straight
Dear Editor: I want to send an
apology out to Caldwell Realty. Dur-
ing the City Council Meeting held
on February 3rd, 2009 I spoke on
behalf of Gulfport Little League. I
believe I was misunderstood about
Caldwell not sponsoring teams this
year. In fact, Caldwell sponsored
two Major Teams this year. Once
again I want to apologize to all if I
offended or hurt anyone's feelings on
this matter.
Dawn Johnson

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Letters to the Editor
Please keep letters to the editor
as brief and to the point as pos-
Letters must be typed in up-
per and lower case on plain
white paper or emailed to One let-
ter per author every four weeks.
All letters are printed and edited
for length and content at the dis-
cretion of the editors.
The Gabber encourages and wel-
comes all letters.
The views and opinions expressed
in this publication do not neces-
sarily represent the views of the
publishers, staff or advertisers.

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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 andverbal
review. A textbook is included in the
fee. The class features overcoming
test anxiety, taking officially retired
practice tests, basic skills review,
remedial exercises, review questions
and test taking strategies. The cost
for the class and the textbook is $215.
The classes will be held on Saturday
mornings at the Clearwater,
Seminole, St. Petersburg/Gibbs and
Tarpon Springs campuses starting
February 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
for eight weeks. The classes end
April 25. Students from neighboring
high schools, both public and private,
and home-schooled students are
encouraged to sign up for these
For more information or to enroll, call
SPC Lifelong Learning department at
341-3184. Class size is limited.

Apply for Cultural
Exchange Trip
ThecityofSt. PetersburgInternational
Relations Committee and the Rays
Foundation are sponsoring an annual
cultural exchange with Takamatsu,
Japan, its sister city since 1961. Two
high school juniors who are residents
of St. Petersburg will be selected
to officially represent our city as
goodwill ambassadors to Takamatsu
this summer.
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sights, student ambassadors will
have the opportunity to enlighten
young people of Takamatsu about
St. Petersburg's people and culture,
said Abdul K. All, chair of the city's
International Relations Committee.
The high school juniors selected
will receive free economy round trip
airfare to Takamatsu and a home stay
with a Japanese family (or families)
for up to three weeks during the
summer of 2009. After the exchange
trip, each student must be available
for interviews to promote the program


for the next year. Each student agrees
to share his or her experiences with
students, civic groups and other
interested citizens upon return from
the exchange.
The application form is available
on the cityls web site, www.stpete.
org/japan. Applications must be
postmarked or e-mailed by February
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Why Buy-Sell
Agreements are
(Part 1)
If you own a company and have a
partner or partners, have you ever
considered what would happen
should one of you die?
Hopefully, you won't have to face
this situation, but if you do, a buy-
sell agreement can allow for the con-
tinuance of the company as well as
providing financial security for you,
your partnerss, and your family. A
buy-sell agreement not only pro-
tects against the death of a partner
but also provides financial protec-
tion if a partner retires, resigns or
becomes disabled. Let's look at a sit-
uation where there was no buy-sell
agreement in place.
Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales are
equal partners of XYZ Services Com-
pany. They have determined that
XYZ is worth $2 million. They each
own $1 million of ABC stock and

they each draw an annual salary of
When Mr. Gonzales died, his stock
worth $1 million will pass to his es-
tate. However, the stock will pay no
dividends because all earnings are
retained by XYZ. Therefore, Mr.
Gonzales' family will be left with a
non-income producing and illiquid
asset. Mr. Gonzales' only return
from XYZ was his salary which, of
course, ceased upon his death.
The Gonzales family could appeal
to Ms. Smith to pay dividends on
the stock, but why would Ms. Smith
want to pay dividends? Salaries are
a tax-deductible business expense
but dividends are not. Also, divi-
dends would have to be paid on all
outstanding shares, including those
held by Ms. Smith.
Ms. Smith also has a potential prob-
lem. The Gonzales family holds half
of XYZ's stock--what effect will this
have on the long-term development
plans of the business?
Another problem that the Gonza-
les family and Ms. Smith have is
how to determine the value of XYZ
stock. An interest in a closely held
company is often an unmarketable
asset and placing a value on the
stock for estate tax purposes could
be difficult. Many factors affect the
fair market value of a closely held
business, including general business

trends, the outlook for the specific
industry, the financial condition of
the company and its earnings power.
While Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales
may have felt they knew the value
of XYZ's stock before Mr. Gonzales
died, unless the value is in a formal
agreement the taxation authorities
are likely to get closely involved in
the valuation of XYZ's stock and try
to justify its highest value.
The valuation of the stock will cre-
ate difficulty for the executor of Mr.
Gonzales estate. The executor will
likely want to place the lowest value
on the stock in order to minimize
estate tax liability. However, es-
tate taxation is not the only concern
when placing a value on a closely
held business. The step-up in cost
basis that is afforded to all capital
assets at death can result in no in-
come tax being imposed on the sale
following death. This has to be scru-
tinized rather closely in light of the
estate tax rate that would be paid
if the value of the business was in-
creased. If an agreement on the val-
ue of XYZ's stock cannot be reached,
the matter may have to be resolved
in court, wasting considerable time
and money.
A properly designed buy-sell agree-
ment can help prevent many of these
problems. It can provide liquidity
for the family of the deceased, ensure
the continuance of the company, and
establish the value of the company's
In our next article, we will explore
together how a buy-sell agreement
between Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonza-
les would lessen some of the uncer-
tainties in their business relation-
ship as well as provide for an orderly
transition of the business upon Mr.
Gonzales' death.
by Robert J. Myers, Esq.
Robert J. Myers is managing attor-
ney of the Estate and Trust Division
of Maney & Gordon, P.A., located at
1135 Pasadena Ave. So., Ste. 140,
St. Petersburg, FL. The telephone
number is 727-347-5131. Mr. Myers
welcomes calls regarding this article
and other related legal topics. This
column outlines general legal prin-
ciples and is not intended to give you
legal advice. If you have a specific
question about the law, please con-
sult an attorney.

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27 Feet-second
30 Brick stick
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39 Heraldic band
40 "Symphonie
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45 Bowler's target
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58 News piece
61 Andes dwellers
65 A postal service
68 Goddess of discord
69 Pickens
70 Protuberances
71 Bridge position
72 Fido's reaction
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Canine-Love Crazed
In days of yore, it was the dog that
got the leftovers: scraps from the din-
ner table, a pat on the head on the
way out the door. Nowadays, it seems
it's the people in our lives that often
have to settle for sloppy seconds.
Last week a woman called to dis-
cuss her problem. She said, "I walk
my dog every day, and every day he
lunges at someone. He's bitten eight
I asked her what she plans to do to
address this. "For starters, what will
you do tomorrow come walk time?"
"Well, walk him, of course. He needs
his exercise."
Shortly after, a man called to vent
his frustration. He explained that his
7-year-old dog has spent the last five
years growling and snarling at his

wife. I asked him what the problem
He said, "It's my wife. She won't
stop bothering me about this, and it's
Over the weekend a mother of
five called to share the story of her
7-year-old Golden retriever. He's bit-
ten two children outside of the family
and one child within the family. And
he growls at everyone -- man, woman
and child.
I asked her why she did nothing
when the dog first bit someone, and
she insisted there were "circum-
"What kind of circumstances?" I
"The kid moved toward the dog."
End of story. Those were the circum-
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All of these people have one thing
in common: They are more con-
cerned about protecting the dog than
they are about protecting the people
around them.
According to CDC data, dogs bite
more than 4.7 million people each
year in the United States. I believe
there is a causal relationship be-
tween that staggering number and
the following:
-- poor breeding
-- poor socialization
-- lack of training
And for those repeat offenders whose
dogs bite again and again until they
are either removed from the home or
destroyed altogether, the problem is
denial. Some people simply cannot
say the words: My dog is aggressive.
They can't admit it and they won't
deal with it.
But if a person were really con-
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they would recognize problem be-
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biter, odds are good that ignoring the
problem will only make things worse
for everyone in the long run -- includ-
ing the dog.
We live in truly interesting times. A
friend sent me a snapshot taken over
the weekend. The photograph was of
an elderly nanny pushing a stroller
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t1t 0oroscoDe Guide

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
Once again you'll be figuring out your
inspiration: the people you admire,
the style that resonates with you,
the things you like and dislike. The
purpose of all this reflection is to
reinvent yourself. There's a position
to fill, and you just know you're the
one to fill it -- well, a version of you
anyway. You continue to emerge.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). An
attitude adjustment is necessary.
Focus on the basic things you like
and build from there. A color that
makes you feel good or a person who
always seems to lift your mood will be
essential to the task. By Wednesday
you'll hit the right headspace to make
a major move. Your state of mind is
ever improving.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). All
week you pay attention and gather
savvy tidbits along the way. You'll be
feeling pretty smart until a know-it-
all comes along to remind you that
there are always new intellectual
horizons to welcome. What makes you
truly intelligent is that you recognize
when to express yourself and when to
stay mum.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You
identify with a group of people and,
yet, don't believe everything they
stand for. If you were to talk one on
one with different members of this
group, you would probably learn that
you are not alone in your feelings.
Take the good, and don't worry about
the differences. With your team you
can move mountains.
GEMINI (INI.i 21-June 21). A new
project is featured. To get things
started right, consider what you've
learned from a past project that didn't
quite fly. Perhaps you made headway
initially but things fell apart for
lack of momentum. Determine what
you gleaned from the experience
and you'll be able to give this new
endeavor strong wings.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You
know you're awesome most of the

time, so this week avoid dwelling too
long on something you did wrong.
Maybe it was all you could do given
your limitations at the time. Quickly
forgive and move on, and you'll avoid
a serious case of the coulda beens,"
a dreadful thought process that can
only drag you down.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You're so
fabulous at sticking to the job at
hand that you might be asked to keep
others on task, as well. People respect
your cheerful guidance. Be willing to
take on a little more responsibility
without being compensated. Once
you make yourself indispensable, you
can ask for, and get, more money for
your work.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The
dance of relationships is a push-pull
maneuver. Get closer and the other
person will usually retreat. Retreat
and they will lean in. It's nothing
personal, just a matter of personal
security. Everyone has their own
ideas about what constitutes a safe
distance. You stay confident when
you keep this in mind.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). This
week features a mad dash to the
finish line, which may look a lot
like a cash register. The final step
of a process likely includes laying
down the money. Of course, it's not
really about financial output. You're
investing yourself in this project, and
you are willing to give the best of your
energy in order to see it through.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).
You've been wanting to rework that
creation you threw together at the
last minute. You may not get any
better results, though. There was
magic in the urgency with which you
approached the endeavor that cannot
be recaptured. So you may as well
celebrate the haphazard genius of it
and move on to new projects.
21). Long ago someone made you
feel embarrassed for wanting what
you wanted. This week comes with

the realization that you don't have
to justify your desires or trump up
a case for having them. You are
entitled to pursue happiness that's
different from the one your parents,
siblings or friends would pursue.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
When you get a little distance
between you and a friend, you can
see the many ways in which this
person has helped you and perhaps a
few ways that he or she has hurt you,
too. Focus on the positive as you go
forward. Your combined excitement
is a force that can make astounding
things happen.
ThisWeek's Birthdays: You realize
to a greater degree how your talents
can be put to use to help yourself,
your family and your community.
Your efforts will have the maximum
effect this month and next because
you are around people who can help
you strategize and follow through.
Love seeks you out in April. In March
it seems that you are the pursuer.
You will follow a romantic notion to
exotic locations. In July you will push
yourself to achieve financial means
and find a new source of income in
the process.

Music at Gulfport
Beach Pavilion
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Carol & Joe are back. Sing &
dance with Karaoke Kraze.
Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Jules is back with is Country mu-
sic. Come join us.
Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Wayne & Bill, Karaoke &
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Friday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Jo-Anne's Karaoke
Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
The Toonsters with J & Lolita,
Singing & Dancing.
Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
Italian American accordion by
Woody for fun and dancing.
Donations accepted
Weather permitting

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West Coast Orchid
Society to Meet
OnSaturday,February21 the Florida
West Coast Orchid Society will be
holding a iN.-1ml-il's Plant Sale and
Open Greenhouse", from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. at 1235 Ridge Road S. in Largo.
Members will be available to answer
questions regarding orchids and their
culture. Open to the public. Free
admission, free parking. Look for the
signs. For more information call 447-

Learn How to
Use a Chart
The United States Power Squadrons
Seminar Series, How to Use a
Chart, will be presented by the St.
Petersburg Sail & Power Squadron
on February 19 from 7-9 p.m. at
the St. Petersburg Sailing Center,
250 Second Avenue SE, Demens
Landingin St. Petersburg. Instruction
is free. Materials are $22 per
family, maximum 20 students. Pre-
registration required. Contact www. or call 498-4001.


The Gulfport community really
came together last Saturday in
the Courtyard on beach Blvd.,
trading clothes with each other
and packing an entire truck
(back AND passenger seat; some
overflowing to the driver's side!)
with clothes and accessories for
CASA, the women's shelter.
More than 100 people
participated in the giant clothing
swap organized by Complexions
Skin Care and LocalShopsl.
com. Julia Webb of Djenbe Doc
Percussion coordinated a raffle
that raised more than $120.
Participating businesses included
Domain, Backfin Blue, Yummy's
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Recreation C
RECREATION WEBSITE- www. and follow the links:
City Departments, Leisure services,
Rec. Center.
Tomlinson Skate Park Sticker-All
skaters need to purchase a Skate Park
sticker and have a consent form on
file at the Recreation Center. Annual
cost for stickers is $5 res./$10 non-res.
Consent forms are available at the Rec-
reation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S.,
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-8
p.m. Skaters ages 17 and under must
be accompanied by a parent and show
proof of residency for registration.
Adult Basketball- Thurs. 6-9 p.m.
Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
School Year Child Care Program-
Grades K-5, (up to age 14 on in-service
days). Annual reg. $15 res/$100 non-
res. Monthly rates are $133 res/$266
non-res. Extended care available for an
additional cost.
Teen Night -Teens, age's middle
school to 17. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m.
Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
Tot Time Program-Children ages 3-5
year olds. Class times are from 8:30
a.m.-12 p.m. Annual reg. $15 res/ $100
non-res. Monthly rates for the 2-day
program are $33 res./$66 non-res, the
3-day program are $55 res./$110 non-
res and the 5-day program are $88
res./$176 non-res.

S Gulfport
AARP Tax Service: A free service for se-
niors and others on low or fixed incomes.
Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, through April
10. First-come, first-served. Bring all tax
papers and a copy of last year's return.
Socrates Caf6: These monthly discus-
sion groups were inspired by the book The
Six Questions of Socrates. Author Chris-
topher Phillips traveled the world to lead
informal groups, engaging people in the
manner of the ancient Greek philosopher,
for whom "the questions are more impor-
tant than the answers." Thursday, Febru-
ary 12 at 10:00 am.
Suncoast Computer Users: Thursday,
February 12 at 6:00 pm.
Craft Club for All Ages: Saturdays,
February 14 and February 28 at 2:00 pm.
Presented by Pat Brinkley.
Scrapbookers Club for Teens &Adults:
Bring your pictures, books and questions,
and prepare to have a great time! Make
beautiful pages of memories for yourself
and your family. Some supplies available,
but you furnish your own 12x12 scrapbook

enter 5730 Shore
AAYA Cheerleading for ages 5 &
up- Tues., 6-7:45 p.m. Cost is $6/class
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AAYA Dance for ages 5 & up-
Thurs., 6-8:45 p.m. Cost is $6/class &
:i,, .;-1i, ,;i..,. Call AAYA 813-885-
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Basic Drawing -Thurs., 1:00-2:30pm.
The fee is $15 per class. Please call the
instructor Doug at 643-2554 or John at
893-1079 with questions. You will need
to bring a pencil and paper to class
Creative Writing-Fri., 6:30-8 p.m.
Learn how to put your creative thoughts
together and write them down. Meet
others with similar interests and ex-
change ideas. Call Rosiland Miller at
381-1030 for more info
Fencing- Wed., 4:30-5:30 p.m. for ages
8-15 and 5:30-6:30 p.m. for ages 16-70
are welcome. Cost is $5 per one-hour
session. Call Jim Campolli at 813-855-
3112 for more info.
Gymnastics Fri., 5:30-6:15 p.m. for
ages 5-12. Cost is $25 per month. Call
Barbara at 804-9400 for more info.
Karate-Mon. & Fri., 6:30-8 p.m. (Be-
ginners), advanced students stay until
8:30 p.m. Cost is $35 per month.
Nia- Thurs., 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 informa-
tion or online at
Noisemakers-Mon., 5-6 p.m. for chil-
dren and 6:30-7:30 p.m. for adults. Cost

Library 5501 2
album. FMI, contact Kay Boatwright 893-
1074. Saturday, February 14 at 1:00 pm.
Coffee/Talk: Our 14th annual series of
monthly book discussions continues as
we meet to discuss Philippa Gregory's
The Other Boleyn Girl. Join us for cof-
fee, light refreshments, and lively conver-
sation. Pick up a discussion guide and
reserve a copy of the book at the Refer-
ence Help Desk. Thursday, February 19
(coffee's ready at 10:00 am, talk starts at
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sources and support? We ar
input about developing our
supplement and support your
meschool. What books and ot
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regularly at the Library wit
are homeschooling? You are
vited to attend an informal
the Gulfport Public Library
February 21, 2:00-4:00 pm.
Martha Loyd at 727-893-107
Short Stories Discussion
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Blvd. So 893-1068
is $15 per class or $105 for an 8-week
session. Call Gabe at 345-7472 for more
Streetwise Self-protection & Em-
powerment for Women-Tues., 6:30-
7:30 p.m. Cost $7 per class or $50 for
entire 8 weeks. Call Barbara Stark,
727-321-2098 for more info.
Stretch & Tone-Tues. & Thurs., 9-10
a.m. Cost is $3 per class. Bring your
own weights and mat.
Tai Chi & Health Recovery-
Senior Tai Chi & Health Recovery -
Tues., 9-10:15 a.m.
Advanced Beginners Thurs., 9-10:15
a.m. Donations accepted. Call Marge at
345-6708 for more info.
Tennis-Tues., 4:30-5p.m. (ages 6+),
5-6 p.m. (children 8-16) and adults
from 6-7 p.m. at Chase Park, 28th Ave.
& 53rd Street So. Gulfport. Cost is $10
per session. Private lessons available.
Call Jack at 430-0690 for more info.
Watercolor-Thurs., 6:30- 8:45 p.m.
Ongoing classes $45 a month or $13
per class. Call Patsi at 501-3559 for
more information and supply list.
Walking Club -Tues. & Thurs., 9am-
Noon. Please wear comfortable clothes/
footwear and bring water bottle. Call
John at 893-1079 for more info.
Yoga-Thurs.-6:30-7:30 p.m. Blend
strength, flexibility, balance and relax-
ation. All fitness levels are welcome.
Bring a mat and water. $35 per month,
$10 for a drop in. Please call Maureen at
381-2166 for more info.

thAve. So. 893-1074
1:00 pm.
Genealogy Discussion Group: This is
not a formal class, just an opportunity to
meet and share experiences and informa-
tion with others interested in delving into
their family history. Saturday, February
28 at 1:00 pm. FMI, call Kay Boatwright
at the Library, 893-1074.
Gulfport Creative Short Story Writ-
ers: Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am.
One-on-One Computer Instruction:
By appointment only--contact Alex Hooks
at the Reference Desk, or call 893-1073.
Books. Audio Books. Music. Videos.
Computers. Internet Access and Free
Information: Did you know that the Li-
brary has Internet-connected computers
for your use, free of charge? ... our readers
check out about 7,000 books, audio books,
music CDs, and videos each month? ... we
research and answer about 700 informa-
tion questions each month? WELCOME
to everyone, especially those who signed
up for library cards in the last month-
-we're here to serve you morning until
evening Monday through Friday, and all
day Saturday! Don't forget to check out
our Friends Book Corner for some great

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Slices city Sponsored Activities

evsic in the Community

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

Presidents Day-Come and celebrate
Presidents Day with us on Mon. Feb.
16. Call now to get your name on the
list for lunch (Chili, roll, fruit salad and
dessert). Cost: $2.00. Must pay in ad-
Afternoon Art Class-Special notice to
students in Oliver Norden's Art Class
that meets on the 2nd & 4th Fridays.
Class will not meet on Fri. Feb. 13.
Classes will resume on Fri. Feb. 20 at
2pm and will meet every Friday there-
after. All mediums are water based and
the focus will be on the beauty of life.
Chorus Angelorum Concert-The
Chorus Angelorum Concert will be held
on Fri. Feb. 27 at 7:30pm in the Hick-
man Theater. Proceeds benefit the Se-
nior Center Foundation. Tickets avail-
able at the
Line Dance Class-Line Dance Class-
es are held every Thurs. at 10am. Class
size limited. Call to sign up. Free.
New Spanish Classes-Beginning
Class starts at 4pm; Conversation at
Free Hearing Screenings-Free Hear-
ing Screenings will be offered on Tues.
Feb. 17, 9:30-11:30am. Phones for the
hearing impaired will also be provided
during the same time.
Phone Distribution for Hearing Im-
paired-Tues. Feb. 17, 9:30-11:30AM.
Call 399-9983 for eligibility criteria. No
cost to qualifying persons.
Chair Exercise with Phil every Tues. at
10:30am (Senior Center)
Total Fitness every Mon. & Wed. at
1:30pm (Neighborhood Center)
Tai Chi & Health Recovery every Tues.
at 9am (Rec Center)
Tai Chi for Advanced Beginners every
Thurs. at 9am (Rec Center)
Yoga every Wed. at 1:30pm (Senior
Wii Bowling every Thurs. at 1pm (Se-
nior Center)
Treadmills & Recumbent Cycle, 8am-
5pm (Senior Center)
Candy Bars-World's Finest Chocolate
candy bars are now available at the Se-
nior Center for $1.00 per bar. Proceeds
will benefit the Senior Center Founda-
tion. Great value that includes a cou-
pon for Subway!
New: Elder Law Clinic-Call now to
reserve space for legal assistance on
Fri. Feb. 20th. Must arrive by 9:30am
for registration. Attorneys will pro-
vide help with legal forms (wills, living
wills, powers of attorney, health care
surrogate. etc.) This free service will
be offered every 3rd Friday. Must be 60
years of age or older, reside in South-
ern Pinellas County and meet income
guidelines. Call for more info.
Italian Language/Dance Classes
-Beginners, Advanced and Conver-

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national classes meet at 6pm every
Thursday. Advanced and Conversa-
tional Italian Languages continue at
7pm. Italian folk dance (Italian Style)
offered at 8pm (no 3rd Thurs.) New-
comers welcome.
Diabetic Education Classes-Diabet-
ic Educator Sandra Grosvenor offers
free diabetic education classes every
2nd and 4th Mon. at 10am. Learn how
to manage/cope with diabetes. Next
classes: Feb. 23 & March 9.
Diabetic Support Group-meets ev-
ery Monday at 10am except the 2nd &
4th Monday.
Health Insurance Questions?-
SHINE Counselor Sarah Peel can help
you with your Medicare, Medicaid
questions or billing problems and help
you select an appropriate Medicare
Part D plan. Call now for a one-on-one
AARP Driver Safety Program-Ev-
ery first and second Tuesdays, 12:30-
4:30pm. Fee:$14 ($2 discount for AARP
members). Must attend both classes.
Call Susan at (727) 341-0130 to regis-
ter or visit
Support Groups
Support for Hearing Impaired 1st &
3rd Mondays at 2pm
Support for Visually Impaired every
2nd and 4th Mon. at 2pm
Support for Caregivers- every Wed. at
Cards & Games
Brninning Bridge Class Tues. at
1: 1 ..1 it 6:30pm
Contract Bridge/ Tues & Thurs, 2pm;
Bingo/Fri, 1pm; Euchre/Tues. 6:30pm;
Board Game 1 i. 1 .., 1pm; Wii Bowl-
ing/Thurs, 1pm.
USDA Food -Every 2nd Thurs. 9am-
noon for qualifying Gulfport residents.
Proof of income and address required
for new clients.
Movie in Hickman Theater Harold
& Maud, Feb. 23, 1pm.
Quilting Club Every Tues. at
Writers Group Every Fri. at 10am.
Wii Players Wanted-Come bowl with
us every Thursday at 1pm. Newcomers
welcome. We will soon be participating
in a tournament with other facilities.
Investment Discussion Group-Ev-
ery Wed. at 10:30am. Special Speaker
Jay Dolan from LPL will speak on Wed.
Feb. 11 on Fixed Income and How it
Relates to Your Portfolio.
Senior Employment & Volunteer
Symposium- Wed. Feb. 25, 9am-4pm
in Hickman Theater. Registration Fee:
$15. Contact www.communitiesforal- or call Joann Williams at
Skin Cancer Presentation Fri.
March 13 at 1pm by Gulfcoast Commu-
nity Care.

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

5501 27th Ave. So.
Island Community Theatre
Feb. 12-22
Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Sun. Matinee, 1:30 p.m.,
Tickets $15/$10 students,
2 for 1 Thursday nights
Call 727-430-2328 or


5500 Shore Blvd. So.
Sat., Feb. 14, 7:30-11 p.m. $12
Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun., Feb. 15, 6-10 p.m. $7
Tues., Ballroom Lessons
12-3 p.m. $7
12-1 Advanced,
1-2 Beginner, 2-3 Dancing

7-8 p.m. Lesson with Eddy &
8-9 p.m. Dance, $15
8-11 p.m., $7
6-8 p.m. Lessons
7-10 p.m., $7
click on Casino

Local Obituaries
COLE, JEANNE H.R., 59, of South
Pasadena, beloved wife of Peter,
mother of Xander and Ali and sister
of Ken Ross, passed away Tuesday,
Feb. 3, 2009, at Bayfront Medical
Center. Born in Lynchburg, VA,
Jeanne lived in Woking, Surrey,
England for 13 years, before mov-
ing to St. Petersburg in December,
1985. Jeanne was a talented artist,
gourmet cook and an avid gardener.
She was politically active, and en-
joyed her volunteer work here and
in Cape May, NJ, where she lived
in summer and autumn. She was
adored by everyone who knew her
and will be sorely missed by all.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sun-
day, Feb. 8, 2009, at David C. Gross
Funeral Home in St. Petersburg.
Memorial donations would be ap-
preciated to CASA. David C. Gross
Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave.,

91, of South Pasadena died Feb. 2,
at her home. Services & burial were
in Michigan. Obit & guestbook at, David C. Gross
Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave.,

JAMES HORNER, 56, died on
February 8, 2009 after a short ill-
ness. He was born in Muncie, In-
diana and moved to Gulfport in
1980. He was a popular drummer in
many local bands. Survivors include
his son, William, daughter Reine and
grandson, Jordan all from Gulfport.
He is also survived by his father,
Don Horner (former Gulfport resi-
dent); three sisters, Carol Faulkner
(Gulfport), Judi Vitucci (Seminole)
and Helen Harris (former Gulfport
resident). He will be missed by niec-
es, nephews, friends and co-workers
at City Electric Supply Company.

Gulfport, died Feb. 6, 2009. Sur-
vived by a son, Roman (Annette); a
daughter, Teri Swanson; 1 grand-
son, Mark; 2 great-grandchildren,
Makyla, Nicholas.

of South Pasadena, passed away
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at Palms
of Pasadena Hospital. He moved to
the area in 1997, from Beach Grove,
IN. An Air Force Veteran during the
Korean Conflict, Joseph is survived
by his wife of 12 years Carole; sons;
Joseph S. (Susan) Sanders, Allen M.
(Charlotte) Kessner; 9 grandchildren
and 6 great-grandchildren. A Catho-
lic Mass will be held Saturday Feb.
6, 2009, at 11:30 a.m. from St. John
Vianney Catholic Church, St. Pete
Beach. Beach Memorial Chapel,
St. Pete Beach, 727-360-5577.

DAWN, 76, of Gulfport,
died Sunday, Febru-
ary 8, 2009, at St. An-
thony's Hospital. Born
in Gloversville, NY, she
came here in 1998 from Gloversville,
NY. She graduated from Johnstown
High School, where she served on
the Reunion Committee. She was
an avid reader and enjoyed her pets.
She was a lifelong lover of music
and performed vocally in her earlier
years. She spent many years along-
side her husband as office manager of
their electrical contracting business
ultimately retiring from Somerset
Industries in Gloversville, NY. She
was preceded in death by her par-
ents, Walter and Blossom Braemer
and her husband of 53 years Rob-
ert H. Vandy and a brother, Wayne
Braemer. She is survived by three
children: two daughters: Carrie Lou
Dawn Vandy-Miller and Jane Ann
Vandy both of Gulfport, FL; one son:
Robert M. Vandy of Ballston Spa,
NY; two grandsons: Robert J. Vandy
of Ballston Spa, NY and Andrew J.
Miller of Gulfport, FL; five brothers:
Walter Braemer of Johnstown, NY,
Edward Braemer of Cincinnatti, OH,
Craig Braemer of Miami, FL, Ray-
mond Braemer of Oxon Hill, MD,
and Donald Braemer of Casselberry,
FL; several nieces and nephews;
and a granddog Gopher. Her fam-
ily and friends will fondly remember
her smiles and sunny disposition. In
lieu of formal services, the family
will be receiving guests at the home.
ALifeTribute Gulfport, 347-5521.


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SPCA to Offer Low/
A to O r L This N' That in South Pasadena
No cost Spay/Neuter By Sibylle Stajich
The Largo-based animal shelter, AARP
SPCA joins animal organizations The Driver Safety Program given by AARP at City Hall early in February
nationwide all month long, especially had good attendance. It was professionally conducted with books and a tape re-
during .. N.-u- Week, February cording and enjoyed by all who appreciated being again reminded and taught
24-March 3. The SPCA offers free .
24-March 3. The SPCA offers free about the many steps one can take to become a safe driver.
spay/neuter surgeries to the pets Doc Talks
of people with limited income. The
f p e wh l i On Tuesday, February 17 at 12 noon you are invited to a free seminar in the
SPCA works with Pinellas County
SPCA works with Pinellas County oca Ciega Room in the Professional Building at Palms. A light lunch will be
veterinarians to offer surgeries to
veter s to or s s to served and at 12:30 a program "An Aspirin a Day to Keep Stroke Away" will
the first 100 qualified applicants. The
Si ii i T be presented by the following speakers: N. Trecia Swanston, Pharm D and Viet
service includes pet vaccinations and
rabies shots. In addition, the SPCA Dang, Pharm D. Please make reservations to 1-800-667-4576.
offers free spay/neuter surgeries to On Wednesday, February 18, Dr. Mixa, an Orthopedic Surgeon, will lecture
Pitt Bull Terriers and Pitt Bull mixes about "New Innovations in Total Joint Replacement including Invasive Gen-
year round. der-Specific and Total Hip Resurfacing". There will be a lun cheon at 12 and
Pet owners must apply in person the seminar starts at 12:30 at St. Alban's Church (3308 85 Avenue, St. Pete
with recent 1040 form Tuesday Beach). The reservation number is the same as the one mentioned above. You
through Friday at the SPCA, 9099 13 can also make a reservation for the same day (February 18) dinner at 5:30,
Avenue N. in Largo from 9 a.m. to 4 seminar at 6 p.m. in the Boca Ciega Room when Dr. Scott M. Wisotsky, an
p.m. Pet does not need to be present Orthopedic Specialist, will discuss "Athletics to Arthritis New Treatment Op-
during time of application. tions for Should Pain".
For those who do not qualify for the Civic Dinner
SPCA's program, there are many low- Remember the delicious lasagna dinner we had last year? Well, there will be
cost or no-cost spay/neuter programs another one this coming February 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Hisbiscus Hall. Members
throughout the Tampa Bay area. $8, non-members $10. Afterwards a game of bingo. Please make your reserva-
The SPCA is the referral service tions to Agnes at 347-5292.
for many of these programs. Call Fire Department
586-3591 or www.SPCATampaBay. The total calls for the Fire Department in January were 238, of that were 50
org. for Fire and 188 for EMS.



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Unitarian 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

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

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LoveNotes in Concert
at Pilgrim Church
The fifth and final concert of the
Rosalia Maresca Concert Series
will feature the LoveNotes, a
popular and entertaining singing
group. The program will be held on
Sunday, February 15 at 3 p.m. in the
sanctuary at Pilgrim Congregational
United Church of Christ, 6315
Central Avenue in St. Petersburg.

Join Us For
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

Places o4 Worship
Spread the Word about your Place
of Worship in this special
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Organizations, run ads
or just $18 weekly* and Press
Releases are always Free!
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A $5 donation is requested. Come
out and enjoy this affordable
Valentine weekend opportunity! For
information call the church office at

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.

Shrove Tuesday
Pancake Feast
St. Alban's Episcopal Church will
once again hold its annual Shrove
Tuesday Pancake Feast on Tuesday,
February 24 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
in the Parish Hall. The breakfast
consists of pancakes, sausage, orange
juice, coffee or tea. Tickets are $5.
Police, Fire, EMS and military eat
St. Alban's is located at Blind
Pass Road and 85 Avenue in
St. Pete Beach. The phone number is

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.
(h.i'l-.-y Reeb is going to be bold
and name these elephants and offer
ways to move them out of our lives.
The "elephants" that he will be
naming include Resentment (I Can't
Forgive.) The Sanctuary ofPasadena
Community Church is located at
Pasadena Avenue at Second Avenue
S. Contact the church office at 381-
2499 for further information.


Welcomes You
SundayWorship ............................ 10:30 a.m.
Tenlflc Tbesday ............... 3:30-5:00 p.m.

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Annual Shrove
Tuesday Dinner
St. Vincent's Episcopal Church,
5441 Ninth Avenue N. is holding
their annual Shrove Tuesday Dinner
on February 24 from 5:30-7 p.m. in
the parish hall. Cost is $5 per person
and includes, pancakes, sausage and
eggs. Come out and meet Dan Davis,
their fine chef.

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

Pilgrim Congregational
United Church of Christ
You Are Always Welcome
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am
Nursery Available
Adult Sunday School 9:30 am
Bible Class
S Wed 11am 7pm (same topic)
Ar 6315 Central Ave.
i. ? 4i 727-347-1226
"Diversity our strength, God's love our bond"

First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport

SHearts Sunday Mornings
Minds Sunday School 9:15a
t Doors Traditional Serv. 10:30a
Fellowship for all 11:30a
-- o I Wednesday Evenings
4f"* Dinner (Reserv.) 6:00p
i 'o Faith Plugged In for
_I L I all Contemporary 7:00p


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

"Elephants in the Room:

Resentment-I Can't Forgive"

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


Stories of True [ove V

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By Cathy Salustri
When I walk up the
driveway I find Mr. Masters
sitting in the driver's seat of
their car, calmly, intently
and thoroughly thumbing
through the St. Petersburg
Times, page by page.
He thumbs through an
advertising circular, glances
up, smiles at me, and goes
back to his ads.
Sylvia and Henry Masters
feel the cold quite keenly.
That's why they wanted to
talk to me in the car. Mrs.
Masters invited me to their
home but their heat died a
few days ago and with the
mercury barely climbing
to 50 degrees, the cerulean
compact with the mangled
bumpers and dead battery
is the warmest seat in the
"We call it our Florida
sunroom," Mrs. Masters
says when we speak on the
phone. "If it stayed warm
at night we'd probably
sleep in it." The little car
doesn't leave the driveway
anymore. After living in
their St. Petersburg ranch
home for 32 years, Mr.
Masters couldn't remember
how to get
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opens her front door and
instructs me to call her
Sylvia. Her slate-green eyes
seem out of place on the
85-year-old body as they
look me over and her smile
touches them. A repairman
just finished fixing their
heat. Various clocks,
needlepoint, and photos
coat the walls
of their
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bedroom fl
ranch house.
Every available
surface has something on
it-glass cats, clocks, or
papers. Sylvia apologizes
for the dust.
"God put the dust there
and I do not interfere with
God's work. In Buddhism,
dust is sacred. I guess I'm
a very good Buddhist," she
laughs. We sit silently for
a moment and I squirm a
bit on the couch. All my
prepared questions seem
trite. After all, how do
you ask a woman whose
husband has Alzheimer's
about the hardest part of
her marriage? How can I,
in good conscience, ask her
husband about his best
memory of his wife?
"Are you married? Have
you been in love?" Henry
Masters asks me once we
settle at the dining room
table. I can tell by his tone
of voice he doesn't think I
believe in love. I say that I

"Good girl." He says
happily, like I'm a truculent
child whose finished her
green beans or algebra
assignment. He looks at
me thoughtfully. "I guess it
didn't work out for you, and
I'm sorry about that."
Sometimes I envy the
elderly. It must be lovely
to say exactly what's on
your mind without getting
scolded or
n.a nasty

.to your
editor. The down
side, of course, comes in the
form of various ailments,
not the least of which is
memory loss, and I have
a wonderful collection of
memories that I would hate
to lose.
Henry forgets things. He
doesn't remember how he
proposed to Sylvia.
"I have a trace of
Alzheimer's," he says
apologetically as he taps
his head. He wears a
checked suit jacket, and in
it he resembles a tanner,
younger, more attractive
Burgess Meredith. He
speaks with the delicious
remainder of a British
accent. He does not look like
someone with Alzheimer's;
his bright brown eyes don't
miss much and he focuses
on our conversation with
intensity and humor.
In March the couple will
celebrate their sixtieth
anniversary. Sylvia will

likely have to remind Henry.
He may not remember his
proposal but he remembers
why he asked Sylvia to be
his wife.
"There's such a thing as
L-O-V-E," Henry says, and
his tone indicates that I
should know this. Why
else, he seems to say, would
people get married? Love
led them to marriage and
kept them safely there.
After 60 years, "he tells
me he loves me all the
time," Sylvia says, looking
at Henry and smiling. "I
tell him I love him all the
"You think about love
like you see it in the
movies; romantic love with
everybody kissing and
hugging constantly. Well,
over time that doesn't I'm
not saying we never kiss
each other, but it's not this
romantic kind of affection
that you had when you were
teenagers. It's a different
kind of love," Sylvia says.
"You don't want to go
into our sex life, do you?
We could, and we do have
sex occasionally," Henry
charges on as I attempt to
stammer a response.
"If Henry's having sex with
me it's in his imagination,"
Sylvia says. "Love is not
based on that. What's your
version of love? You've
been married, you know."
Henry latches onto this
immediately. The Masters,
neither taller than 5 12
feet, make an intimidating
"Ahhh, so you know. And
you really loved each other?"
Henry asks.
"No." The word slips out
before I can stop it.
"Then why'd you marry?
For sex? Did you have sex
before you got married?"
Henry quizzes. I start to feel
as though I'm losing control
of the interview.

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I interrupt. "What is your
best memory?"
"Just about everything.
We had our little ups and
downs. We were fairly
content." Henry says. "We
fight now and then. Ours
is not a perfect marriage by
any kind of means."
"You enjoy each other's
company-" Sylvia starts.
"You have to be caring,"
Henry interrupts "give
allowances for each other's
actions. Well, she may want
to go to the movies, I don't
want to go. Well, go without
me. So she goes."
"That was then, not now,"
Sylvia reminds Henry. Since
Henry's diagnosis last year,
I gather, she doesn't like to
leave him much. That is, she
admits to me when we're
alone, hard. She isn't sure
if Henry always remembers

he has Alzheimer's, and
she can't stand seeing him
"With Henry's condition I
get frustrated with things
that happen. Sometimes
I think I can't take it
anymore." But, she admits,
she can take it, and she
wants Henry to remain with
her. And even though I'd
still love to hear them tell
me about a magical moment
when they just knew with
absolute conviction and
clarity that they were
meant for each other, their
unwavering love overtakes
that hypothetical moment
and renders it useless.
"I don't think you can
define one moment. I don't
think you can define one
moment in anybody's life
that stands out, unless it's a
very dramatic event," Sylvia

Girt of ,My Treamc

Submitted by Jim Stewart I bumped into Jean she in-
formed me the girl was Ida
In 1940, when I entered Williams. But when I asked
high school in Chicago, I her to introduce me, she re-
was only 12 years old. A few fused. "Ida's too nice a girl
days later I turned 13. Being for you," she said. She
a new arrival in a school of left me wondering
3,500 students was an awe- how I'd gotten
some experience. When the such a bad rep'
bell rang to change classes, at such an
the halls filled immediately early age.
with throngs of students. I blamed t
With only five minutes to get Bill. After
to the next class, which could all, Jean
a quarter mile and several didn't
stories away, we stayed in rea lly
pretty good shape at Schurz k n o w
High. me that
One of the more awesome well...or
venues was the lunchroom. did she?
Lunch was spread over four As you
periods, to handle the mob... probably
seating 400 at a crack. And guessed,
yet most of the students ate I met Ida
at the various slop-shops in anyway and
the neighborhood. we became
On my 13th birthday I went good friends.
to the lunchroom and caught Fortunately, we
sight of the most beauti- lived in the same di-
ful girl I'd ever seen. What reaction, though her trip was
a birthday present! And, a mile longer than mine. We
wonder of wonders, she was dated a few times during
eating with a girl I knew, high school but, mostly, we
Jean Burbrick, a friend of walked home from school to-
my brother's. Later, when
Gabber February 12 February 18, 2009

Sylvia and Henry never
had to think that much
about loving each other.
They simply did. It wasn't
Hollywood or Harlequin
love, but it was love all the
same. It was love when they
met at the New Brunswick
train station in the 1940s
and Henry thought Sylvia
had great legs-that part he
remembers quite clearly. It
was love when they figured
out how to pay off their
mortgage in less than four
years and Sylvia took an
office job to make it happen.
It was love when they chose
the house they live in now
because it was by the library
and Sylvia had an insatiable
appetite for books.
When doctors told Sylvia
and Henry that Henry had
Alzheimer's, neither one

gether and had long conver-
It's worth noting that the
trip from school was along
the Milwaukee and Belmont
Avenue streetcar lines.
Why did we choose
to walk when
students could
ride for half
fare? We
did it to
save the
four cent
A pit-
say but
at that
rate, we
save 40

the week. A
movie cost 15
cents, abagofpop-
corn a nickel and the
biggest soda or milk shake
was 20 cents. As a freshman
my allowance was two-bits a
week. That, plus the carfare
and the dime I didn't put in

of them had to think about
the hardest part. Maybe it's
all hard parts, or maybe it's
all the best parts. It's still
love. As Henry's disease
progresses it will continue
to be so.
Maybe Sylvia is right:
love isn't what you see in
the movies and if you stop
expecting it to look like
that you can actually see it.
Maybe love has less to do
with Hollywood and more to
do with the minutiae. More
to do, as Sylvia says, with
compromise and tolerance.
More to do with, as Sylvia
says and Henry nods his
agreement, "just... being
together. We care about
each other and we try to help
each other out if possible.
"It's always been that

the Sunday school collection
plate meant I had six-bits
for a big weekend.
Of the dates we had in high
school, the one I remem-
ber best was a hay ride. A
popular party at that time
was to hire a livery stable
team driver and hay rack to
tour the countryside for an
evening ride of two or three
hours and return to the
barn, where party fixings
would be set up. Ida was my
date on just such an outing.
It was a cold winter evening
and most of what happened
is lost in my memory. What I
do recall was riding through
the dark, leaning back on
the hay with Ida kissing me
repeatedly while snowflakes
drifted down on my face. Be-
fore or since, nothing ever
tasted better.
In 1947, after a tour in the
Navy, we married "for better
or worse". It's all been "bet-
ter". The decision I made on
my 13th birthday proved to
be a very good one. Now mar-
ried 61 years, Ida and I live
at Town Shores in Gulfport.

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

Your Boat Part-A" February 17;
"Piloting Your Boat Part-B" February
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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Career Fair for Veterans
Abilities of Florida, part of the
ServiceSource Network, Veterans
Employment Outreach Program
presents a Career Fair on Wednesday,
February 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at

Pioneer Music Jamboree

T 01 February 21, 2009
o1 os,* Saturday 10 -4
,50% 0r eret ,Event located at the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement
b c tc 11 2900 31st Street South, St. Petersburg
g g Presented and Cosponsored by the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement
and the City of St. Petersburg-Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Live Music -

Featuring: Clearwater Bluegrass

Buddy Moody

Also Pizazz Song & Dance Troupe
from St Petersburg Little Theater

Get an earful of the toe-tappin' can't sit still music of the fiddle, mandolin,
harmonica, and various bluegrass and country instruments.
Craft vendors will exhibit exciting sale items while local musicians entertain.
Don't miss the tractor pulled hayrides exploring the back woods!
We have two of the oldest wooden buildings in St. Petersburg, come see
Woody's General Store.
Try your hand at log sawing and corn grinding.
The country kitchen is always cooking fresh samples and be sure to visit
the food and refreshment area. You won't walk around hungry!

Admission: a Its $1 chil e under 3 free)

For more inflation call 727-893-7326 CITY OF ST. PREERSBURG
For more information call 727-893-7326 CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG

Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen
Booth Road N. in Clearwater.
The Fair will have special emphasis
on employment opportunities for
veterans with disabilities and is also
open to the public.
Abilities of Florida provides job
placement, skills training, accessible
housing and vocational evaluation to
persons with disabilities throughout
the state of Florida. For more
information about the Fair, contact
538-7370, ext. 364.

Sons of Italy
Pasta Night
John Paul 1 Lodge will hold a pasta
night every Monday from 4-8 p.m.
featuring all-you-can-eat pasta with
two meatballs, salad and coffee.
Beer and wine available. The Lodge
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56th Annual Starlight
Pasadena Community Church's 56th
Annual Starlight Musicale, "Turn
Your Radio On!" will be held at 7:30
pm on Thursday, February 19 and
Friday, February 20 in the Sanctuary
located at Pasadena Avenue at Second
Avenue S.
The Musical Variety Show is not
dead! Return with them now to
those thrilling days of yesteryear a
thunder of hoofs a cloud of dust and
a hearty "Heigh-ho Silver." And it all
starts when Grandpa gets a honey-do
list with clean the attic at the top of
the list. Grandson Lucas "volunteers"
to help and we're off.
An old upright radio is found that
seems to have one or two extra dials
and the next thing you know The Jack
Benny Show, The War of the Worlds,
"a day that will live in infamy", The
Lone Ranger, Big Band, Dennis Day,
Doris Day (no relation), The s'li.,I.,w,
Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians,
Tap Dancing, Clogging, Keyboard
Magic, and much, much more.
This year's show will include: their
Sanctuary Choir, the Pasadena
Camerata, Children's Choir,
Children's Dance, Youth Dance, solos
by Gwenn Weston, Lori Braccio, Serge
Boldireff, Bill West along with some
Sets, props, actors and repertoire
that will include: "Getting to Know
You" from The King and I, l' .,-' Il. Ily
Loves My Baby", "When You Wish
Upon a Star" from Pinocchio, "Who
Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy's
( li.' Il.-i"'," "Long Ago" from Cover

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Girl, I I., .. This Time" from
Cabaret, "Que Sera, Sera", "Long Ago
and Far Away", "Tonight" from West
Side Story, and many more of your
Seating is reserved and tickets are
on sale for only $6 Tuesdays through
Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
in the reception area of the Life
Enrichment Center (227 70 Street S.)
and on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. until
10:15 a.m. and 12 p.m. until 12:30
p.m. in the Sanctuary reception area
(Pasadena Avenue at Second Avenue
S.) Tickets will also be available
at the door the evening of each
For further information call Robert
Drick at 381-2499, ext. 240. They look
forward to seeing you at this very
exciting event.

Apply for Scholarship
South Pasadena residents and high
school graduating students of the
City of South Pasadena, have until
May 29 to apply for the City's annual
scholarship award. Applicants must
have been City residents for the past
two years, and been accepted at an
accredited college, university, trade
or technical school.
A copy of the prior year Federal
income tax return for applicant and
any other persons) who claimed
applicant as a dependent on a Federal
income tax return is required.
Applications are available at City
Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S., South
Pasadena and at ci.south-pasadena. For more information, call the
City Clerk's office at 347-4171.

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100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!

Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!

In just 87 weeks, Gulfport will
celebrate the centennial of its incorpora-
tion, October 12, 1910. We'll be remind-
ing you every week with an interesting
old photograph from the collection of the
Historical Museum. See if you can iden-
tify the people, places, and above all the
decade of each picture as it comes along.
To make it a little bit of a challenge, we
won't publish the correct caption until the
following week.

Last week: the second casino. The first
casino went down in the hurricane of 1921
and was replaced by the structure shown
in last week's picture, which was built
a, privately in 1924, a less impressive struc-
ture than the first. In 1928 the town took
over the land, paying about $55,000 for
the casino and its surrounding water lots,
t and cleared out all the old fish houses and
-.i.'-" eventually the casino itself.
When it was built, this little place had a name that described its structure.
Where was it and what was it called? Answer next week.
Think you know the answer?
Send us an email with your answer, name and
phone number to

Gabber February 12 February 18, 2009

Florida Antique & Collectible Fairs
Featuring Everything From "A to Z" l
February 14-15, 2009
March 14-15, 2009
Saturday 9am 5pm Sunday 10am 4pm
north side Tyrone Overpass, two big blue buildings (across from Tyrone Square Mall in west St. Petersburg, FL).
Use Frontage Road on north side of Tyrone Blvd. (passing Fedex Kinkos, Hooters), and straight into gate of property,
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Pet Food Donations
Everyday Get Rescued get calls
from people asking them to help
them feed their pets, and these are
the same people who just a year ago
never had any problems. Due to the
hard economic times unfortunately
this is happening everyday and
everywhere there are pets who
are going hungry or get turned in
to the already over populated and
struggling rescue groups. They are
asking you to help fill their truck
at Get Rescued with unopened food
for cats and dogs. All food donations
can be brought to Pasadena Pet
Motel or you can join them February
28 in Gulfport at Get Rescued! All
donations will be accepted and very
much appreciated.

FBS Needs Blood
Donors with type O or A negative
blood are urgently requested to
give blood at a FBS Donor Center
or bloodmobile as soon as possible.
For donation locations, call
1-800-68-BLOOD (25663) or visit

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Generally, healthy people age 16
(with parental permission) or older,
who weigh at least 110 pounds can
be blood donors.
FBS currently provides for the
blood needs of patients at 37
hospitals in Hillsborough, Manatee,
Pasco, Pinellas and Polk Counties,
through the generosity of volunteer
blood donors. Over 800 donations
are required daily, due to the high
quality of medical care in Tampa
Bay that serves the most critically
ill patients throughout west central

Meet the Author
The South Pasadena Cultural
Arts will host Florida author Jane
Mitchell, who will speak on her book
"And Grace Will Lead Me Home", a
richly detailed mystery story. The
plot unfolds in North Alabama and
Birmingham andweaves into intrigue
of obsession, murder, past loyalties,
and saving grace. The event will
be held on Thursday, February 26
from 3-4 p.m. at the South Pasadena
Cultural Arts Council, 7047 Sunset
Drive S. For information, call

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Gap-Toothed Smile
Americans in general are no hap-
pier than they were 30 years ago,
according to a new study out of the
University of Pennsylvania. On the
plus side, the gap between people
who still describe themselves as
mostly happy and those who are not-
so-much has narrowed significantly.
"Americans are becoming more
similar to each other in terms of re-
ported happiness," declared Penn
economist Betsey Stevenson, who
co-authored the study with colleague
Justin Wolfers.
Some areas of improvement:
The so-called "happiness gap" be-
tween whites and nonwhites nar-
rowed by two-thirds, according to
Stevenson and Wolfers, the result
of nonwhites being significantly
more happy than they were in the
1970s, while whites are slightly less
The gap between genders closed,
too. American men have become a

little more cheerful, while women
have become a little less.
One place where the happiness gap
widened was in educational attain-
ment. College graduates reported
being happier than in the past, while
those with a high-school education
or less were glummer.
Overall, the percentage of Ameri-
cans surveyed who said they were
"pretty happy" grew from 49 percent
in 1972 to 56 percent in 2006.
Of course, given what's happened to
the economy since 2006, that happy
percentage may be smaller now.
Tropheryma whipplei is a
recently discovered bacterium found
in the environment, feces and den-
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Schoolchildren who receive more
recess time behave better and are
likely to learn more, according to a
study of 11,000 third-graders by re-
searchers at Albert Einstein College
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New York City.
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Half of the drugs could well be
thrown out of the window, except
that the birds might eat them. --
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Seventh Annual
Battle of the Minds
St. Petersburg Free Clinic will be
holding the seventh annual Battle of
the Minds on Saturday, February 28
at 6 p.m. at the TradeWinds Island
Grand Resort on St. Pete Beach to
raise funds for the Free Clinic's five
essential programs. Battle of the
Minds is a trivia challenge game
where teams of eight compete for
the coveted Mastermind Cup. Joe
Bourdow, President of Valpak, is
this year's game show host. There
will be silent and live auctions with
Blake Kennedy, of Kennedy Bros.
Appraisals, as the auctioneer and
event emcee. Marylou Bourdow and
Elise Minkoff are co-chairs of the
planning committee.
Tickets are $150 each. Visit www. for more
The St. Petersburg Free Clinic is
located at 863 Third Avenue N. and
provides temporary assistance for
families and individuals in need of
the basics of food, shelter, health
care, limited financial assistance and
referral information.

2nd Mile
Recovery Group
The 2nd Mile Recovery Group
promotes and recovery from
addictions. Open to all 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.



Tues, Wed. Fri.
Wed. 4:30pm 7:30pm
Some Saturdays
Call Church M-F 321-1335
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All Aboard for Fun!

An enthusiastic group ot revelers took part in Saturday's pub crawl. participants boarded
the Gulfport-St. Pete Beach trolley and were taken to bars in St. Pete Beach and So.
Pasadena before returning for even more partying at Gulfport's lively waterfront pubs.
Two participants, Cissy Poirier and Leslie Gilgrist were celebrating birthdays, making the
occasion even more festive.

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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 1/30
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Theft- 5200 BIk 12th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 2600 BIk 49th St.
Domestic Battery- 5700 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Saturday 1/31
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 5000 BIk 27th
Ave. S.
Theft- 5000 BIk 29th Ave. S.
Burglary- 5900 BIk 30th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 1600 BIk 55th St.
Animal Complaint- 2800 BIk 46th St.
Drunk Driver- 5600 BIk 28th Ave. S.
Fight in Progress- 1800 BIk 53rd St.
Sunday 2/1
Drunk Person- 3000 BIk Beach Blvd.
Trouble with Individual- 1400 BIk
51st St. S.
Animal Complaint- Tomlinson Park.
Reckless Driver- 2100 BIk 59th St. S.
Burglary- 1600 BIk 52nd St. S.
Abandoned Vehicle- 2400 BIk 58th
St. S.
Criminal Mischief- Trail Spur.
Monday 2/2
Suspicious Circumstances- 6100
BIk 9th Ave. S.

Criminal Mischief- 900 BIk 58th St.
Suspicious Person-2800 BIk 58th St.
Animal Complaint- 2100 BIk 59th St.
Disabled Vehicle- 1400 BIk 49th St.
Trouble with Individual- 1100 BIk
61st St. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 1400 BIk 48th St.
Suspicious Person- 5200 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Tuesday 2/3
Suspicious Vehicle- 1100 BIk 55th St.
Noise Complaint- 5600 BIk 16th Ave.
Suspicious Vehicle- 5100 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1400 BIk
49th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2800 BIk
Clinton St. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 5000 BIk 10th
Ave. S.
Trespasser- 4900 BIk 13th Ave. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 2200 BIk 53rd St.
Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Battery- 5400 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk 9th
Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5300 BIk 8th Ave.
Violation of Court Order- 5300 BIk
10th Ave. S.
Hit & Run- 4900 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Wednesday 2/4
Suspicious Circumstances- 2200
BIk York St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5900 BIk
30th Ave. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 2600 BIk 49th St.
Narcotics/Drugs- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Theft- 2800 BIk Seabreeze Dr. S.

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Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Burglary- 5500 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Confiscated Property- 5700 BIk 16th
Ave. S.
Thursday 2/5
Cruelty to Animals- 2500 BIk 50th St.
Disabled Vehicle- 1800 BIk 49th St.
Domestic Battery- 5400 BIk 9th Ave.
Violation of Court Order- 5100 BIk
27th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2800 BIk
52nd St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5700 BIk 9th
Ave. S.

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Annual Flea Market
and Plant Sale
It's time again for the Garden Club
of St. Petersburg 52nd Annual Flea
Market & Plant Sale at 500 Sunset
Drive S. in St. Petersburg! Thursday,
February 26 is Preview Night from
5-7 p.m. Cost is $5 to get first dibs
on the antiques, collectibles, jewelry
and special treasures. Hours are 9-3
on Friday, February 27 and Saturday
from 9 to 1 p.m.
There will be something for everyone
- books, clothing, jewelry, antiques,
household items, garden doo dads,
plants and lots of special treasures
all at bargain basement prices. A
homemade lunch will be available
Friday and Saturday. Call 381-8920
for more information.

Adult Basic
Sailing School
Boca Ciega Yacht Club will be
offering a five week Adult Basic
Sailing Class beginning Wednesday,
March 11. The course includes five
Wednesday evening classes as
well as four weekend waterfront
sailing sessions. Students will put
classroom theories into practice
sailing the club's Catalina 16.5 fleet.
Cost is $225 per person including
all classroom materials and an U.S.
Sailing Association Basic Keelboat
manual. Participants will receive
a complementary three month
membership. With a 2:1 student
teacher ratio this is the most
reasonably priced program in the
Tampa Bay area. For registration
information, visit
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Pre-registration is required.

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Are you 13-19 years of age?
Are you interested in becoming a part of
changing the way people view teens?
The Gulfport Teen Council is looking for you! Teen members' involvement
includes working with the City Council concerning equipment recommenda-
tions; budgetary considerations for City's parks and recreation programs; and
provide recommendations, suggestions and assistance with youth events for
city-sponsored festivals/programs. Teen Council members also gain valuable
community experiences by attending local and state conferences, participating
in community services projects and by representing the best of the City's youth.
Get involved today! There are two vacant advisory board positions available
and two vacant alternate advisory board positions available. Applications may
be picked up at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Boulevard S. or
City Hall, 2401 53 Street S. Positions are open until filled. A recommendation/
reference letter is required from a principal, school counselor, teacher or an
adult not related to applicant attached with the application.

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All Baseball and Softball played
aged 9 to 12 must attend Majors Only
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Little League and Feb. 1&12(6pm)
Sign-Up Ages 5-18 Must Attend

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Town Shores
Red Hatters
Today, Thursday, February 12, a
representative from the Carnival
Cruise Line will be giving us some
tips for a 2010 Red Hat Cruise in the
clubhouse lounge at 4:15 p.m.
Bunko will be playedin the clubhouse
lounge tomorrow, Friday, February
13 at 12:30 p.m. Don't let the date
scare you away! Please call Petie at
343-6450, Geri at 345-2408 or Judy
at 344-7558 if you will be joining
the group. If you need a refresher
course, please be there at 12:15. New
members are always welcome to join

in the fun. Bring $2 for prizes.
Have you marked your calendar for
Friday, February 27 to come to the
happy hour? You may bring your
husband, significant other or a friend
with you. A small hors d'oeuvre would
be welcomed. Call for a reservation or
let Judy or Julie know at the bunko
Just a reminder that $5 yearly dues
are now due.

Town Shores Golf
Now is the time to get your
reservation in for the February golf
outing on Saturday, February 28.


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We Can't Do It Without YOU!

Get your group together or we will
partner you in a foursome. The event
is open to all men and women owners,
renters and guests at Town Shores.
The outing will again be held at
the Terra Ceia Bay Country Club
in Palmetto, a short drive over
the Sunshine ky1\\.iy Bridge. The
February price of $42 includes 18
holes of golf, cart, lunch, beverages
and prizes. Registration will be at
7:45 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8:30
Make checks out to the Terra Ceia
Bay Country Club and all checks
must be in by Monday, February
23. Please get checks ASAP to Gene
Marckini, Chester Halgas, Jim
Walters or Lew Lamb. Call them
with any questions.

All Children's Hospital
Charity Ball
The All Children's Hospital Guild
-Evening Branch is pleased to
announce the theme and date of the
78th Annual ('h.i.iliy Ball to benefit
All Children's Hospital. Abracadabra
will be held February 21, 2009 at The
Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park,
950 Lake Carillon Park Drive in St.
Petersburg. The 2009 Chairman
is Tricia Davidson and the Vice
Chairman is Sherry Sexton.
For corporate and personal
sponsorships, please contact Sandy
Moss at 360-4151. For invitations
and reservations, please email Tricia
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Gulfport Beach January Water Quality Report

Each week the City of Gulfport tests the water quality
in the waters off Gulfport Beach. Gulfport has contracted
with the City of St. Petersburg for the tests.
Every month The Gabber publishes the results of those
tests. If, at any time, the tests show that the water qual-
ity poses a health risk, the City of Gulfport will issue a
Health Advisory. Gulfport typically receives test results
within a week of taking the sample.
Currently, the City tests for two things: enterococcus and
fecal coliform. Scientists consider enterococcus a common
bacteria found in animal and human intestines, and, re-
sultingly, in human and animal excrement. Federal stan-
dards used to require agencies to measure water quality
by the amount of fecal coliform along public beach waters
but recently have replaced fecal coliform with enterococ-
cus as the standard. Fecal conform also comes from the
waste of warm-blooded animals, including humans.
The City of Gulfport currently tests for both types of bac-
teria. Test results will help classify Gulfport Harbor as
"good", "moderate", or "poor". Enterococcus of less than 35
parts per 100 milliliter and fecal coliform of less than 199
per 100 milliliter of saltwater indicate good water qual-
For more information, contact the City of Gulfport at
You can reach Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@TheGab-

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Events at American
Legion Post 125
By Don Phipps, Commander
I hope everyone has a Happy
Valentine's Day! Bring your
sweetheart in for a Valentine's Day
steak dinner on Saturday, February
Our blood drive last Sunday was very
good. Twenty nine pints of blood were
donated. Thank you to everyone who
came out & gave blood.
President's Day is February 16, be
sure to fly your flag.
Sunday Breakfast is cooked to
order. You get eggs, bacon or sausage,
potatoes, toast, juice and coffee for
only $3.50. Side dishes are also
available. Breakfast is served from
8:30 to 11 a.m.
Friday, February 13, dinner will be
baked or battered haddock, fries, cole
slaw, roll and butter for $7.75. The
second entree will be sauteed chicken
breast with herb sauce, mashed
potatoes, gravy, vegetable, roll and
butter for $6.50.
Saturday, February 14, the Color
Guard will be serving their steak
dinner with baked potato, salad,
roll, butter and dessert for $7.75. All
dinners are served from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Southern Knights Band is here
every Friday and Saturday night
from 7 to 11 p.m. This is the best band
around and I know you will enjoy
dancing and listening to their great
Monday and Fridays, Marlin will
be playing and singing in the lounge
from 3 to 6 p.m. Come in and listen to
some good entertainment.
Lunches are served on Tuesdays,
Wednesday and Thursdays from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Fridays from
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Darts are played every Saturday at
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Bingo is played every Wednesday
starting at 6 p.m. Fourteen $50 games
are played, plus two progressive
cover-all games for $250. The kitchen
is open during bingo where you can
order hamburgers, hot dogs, fries,

onion rings, etc. Join us for an evening
of fun, games and good food.
The Auxiliary is collecting donations
for troops in Iraq. Items needed
include candy, personal hygiene
items, batteries, snacks, dry food
items, etc. A collection box is provided
at the post. For more information call
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threatening headlines and doom-
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was going on just as it has been go-
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I didn't see fewer cars on the free-
way, and there was not a single
"For Sale" sign in my neighborhood.
Schools were bustling with kids and
teachers; restaurants were backed
up for seating; and the sun was
During the past few months, I've
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St. Petersburg Wine
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The American Lung Association of
Florida, Gulfcoast Area announces
that the hottest Valentine's gift,
tickets for the St. Petersburg Wine
and Food Festival that will take place
at North Straub Park in downtown
St. Petersburg, are going fast! Buy
your tickets now, so you can make
Valentine's Day last! Wine and dine
your Valentine again on Thursday,
February 19. Modeled after the
American Lung Association's Las
Olas Wine and Food Festival which
is by far the leading wine and food
festival held in Broward County,
the St. Petersburg Wine and Food
Festival will surely be the talk of the
Presented by Premier Beverage
Co., one of the largest distributors of
fine wines and spirits in Florida, the
event will transform part of the city's
most charming park into a few blocks
of exceptional wines, world-class
cuisine from over 30 local restaurants
and live entertainment from well-
known jazz musician, Les Sabler,
who is labeled as an up and coming
jazz artist, and is no doubt on his
way to becoming one ofjazz's greats!
Proceeds from the event will benefit
the American Lung Association of
Florida-Gulfcoast Area.
VIP reception will be hosted
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Beverage Company and there will be
samplings from Caf6 Alma.
Street Festival will be on Thursday,
February 19 from 7 p.m. to 9:30
p.m. located at N. Straub Park, 400
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Wine & Food Tasting. Advance ticket
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your tickets please visit www. or
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News from
VFW Post 39
By Stacy McBeth
Hello to everyone from all of the
group at VFWPost#39. We are getting
ready for a big week of activities.
Friday the 13th the "A Hole" Club
will meet at 5:39 p.m. Saturday
breakfast will be served from 8-11

a.m. Saturday evening a Valentine's
dinner will be served from 5-8 p.m.
There will be a steak filet and shrimp
dinner for a donation of $9 per person,
$16 per couple. Sunday is sports and
racing day. Monday the Post is closed.
Tuesday through Friday happy hour
is observed from 4-6 p.m. We have a
game room, pool room and a Military
Memorabilia Museum. We are proud
of the support we get from our hard
working members. The Men's and
Ladies Auxiliary are always busy
coming up with activities to support
the vets, the community and the
Post. When you get a chance stop
by for a visit. Remember to wave at
your neighbors, smile at those you
pass by, hug your family and pray for
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the City All Stars Game. The Kids & Kubs is St.
Petersburg's world-renowned softball team for
players age 75. The game marks the mayor's
eighth and his last appearance with the team
before his term expires at the end of the year.
Over the years, the rivalry between the two
teams has been hotly contested, with the Kids
& Kubs taking last year's game. The City Hall
Stars team, comprised of city elected officials
and staff, has been victorious a few times during
Mayor Baker's two terms.Founded by Evelyn
Barton Rittenhouse in 1930, the Kids & Kubs
have played every season, November to March,
at North Shore Ballfield on the downtown
waterfront. The team played throughout the
Great Depression, World War II and into modern
times, recently celebrating a 75th Anniversary in
2005. Along the way, the club and its players
have been media favorites, featured on the
Today Show and other news shows throughout
the decades. Honorary members include Babe
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Locations and schedules are as
follows: Gulf Beaches Public Library,
200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach,
10-1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday;
Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28
Avenue S., 10-3 p.m. Friday.
If you have any questions, please
call Sylvia Scoble at 595-7408.

Summit of Presidents
All current and former presidents
of all civic clubs in Pinellas are
invited to attend a luncheon social
on President's Day, February 16
at the Columbia Restaurant at the
Pier. Social hour from 11:30-12:30
p.m., luncheon at 12:30 and program
begins at 1:30 p.m. Call Judy Cunniff
at 824-8577 for reservations.

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pay outright the cost of the Daily
Agenda and Activity books she
wanted her students to have. She
also wanted to raise enough money
to include family involvement
programs with the kids; something
she felt was integral to elementary
school children's development. So Pat
Dunham did what she does best; she
started asking people in the Gulfport
community for donations to be sold at
the yard sale to benefit the school.
So on Saturday morning people
started lining up on 20th Ave around
6:45 am. All of the school parking
spaces were filled immediately, and
every block within a three-block
radius was filled with parked car.
People from Gulfport and the
surrounding areas donated mountains
of stuff; it took three U-Haul truckloads
to get it all to the school from Gulfport
Storage and The Storage House. Both
businesses donated the space to store
the items. Safety Tire donated the
U-haul trucks. Then Lisa Grant,
Pat Dunham, Dick Timothy of The
Storage house and a whole list of local
volunteers, including local business
owners and parents helped separate,
sort and tag the items.
"You should have seen the hallways
here right when we opened," said
Principal Grant. "You could barely
walk through them, they were just
packed! We are so grateful to our over
50 volunteers."
Eckerd College sent six students
to help sort and tag, and Sea Scout
leader Joel Hyne and the Sea Scouts
volunteered their services as well. The
only true expense for the whole effort
was the $45.00 ad Grant placed in the
St. Pete Times. The Gabber donated
their ad space.
"We were also grateful to the Gulfport
Police, who covered up the no parking
signs on the side streets for us." Pat
Dunham smiled.
Reef Dog, Long House, La Cote
Basque, Charter Center, and Dolphin
Landings all donated gift certificates
that were sold for donations. The
City, Gulfport Rec Center and Boca
Ciega Yacht Club donated the tables;
Central Pizza donated pizza for the
volunteers and MacDonald's donated
drinks. Donna Graham donated the
donuts and Home Depot donated the
plastic covering for the tables.
Prices ranged from 25 cents to
$200.00 for the full set of furniture.
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Annie Cavazuti, Family and
Community Liaison for the school
estimates that at least 1500 walked
through the sale. She was manning
the door and taking the money for
"This is such a great way for the
community to come together," she
smiled. "People are getting great
deals and helping our school at the
same time."
As the sale wound down, prices were
slashed. A full-to the -brim brown
bag of goodies sold for $1.00, a full box
sold for $2.00 Even with these bargain
prices, the final tally was a staggering
Leftover items were donated to ASAP
Homeless Services, a local shelter on
the south side.
Principal Grant summed up the day:

I.'\ .- doing little things made
this a big success!
Look for us next year!"

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St. Petersburg Shell
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The St. Petersburg Shell Club will
meet Friday, February 13 at 7 p.m.
at the Seminole Recreation Center,
9100 113 Street N. in Seminole.
Meet and Greet starts at 6:30 p.m.
This month's program entitled "Shell
Related Collectibles" willbe presented
by John Jacobs, shelling enthusiast,
editor of two Shell Club newsletters
and noted shell photographer. The
public is welcome and encouraged to
attend. There is no charge. Plenty of
free parking. Refreshments will be
served. Call 867-6861 or visit www.

Women's Club
Annual Flea Market
Pasadena Women's Club, 1 Sunset
Drive S. will hold its annual flea
market sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
on Saturday, February 21. Many
fantastic finds will be available
including antiques, furniture,
household goods, books, clothing and

Shop Thrift, Boutique
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Did you know Pasadena Community
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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
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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 10-4 at The Harborview Center,
300 Cleveland Street in downtown
Clearwater. Call 725-2069 or visit

Old Cell Phones Needed
Do you have old cell phones lying
around? The Sunshine Center, 330
Fifth Street N., collects them to assist
seniors who do not have cell phones.
They can use them to dial 911 in an
emergency. Please collect any phones
you may have and bring them to
the Office on Aging, 330 Fifth Sreet
N. For more information call Carol
Radin 893-7102.

Post 125 Auxiliary
Golf Tournament
American Legion Post 125
Auxiliary is holding a miniature golf
tournament on Sunday, March 22nd,
10am. at The Polynesian Putter on
St. Pete Beach. Tickets are $15 per
person to play and hole sponsors
are $10 with proceeds to benefit
child abuse prevention. Deadline is
Sunday, March 15. Contact the Post
at 347-6085. Watch The Gabber for
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An abused child needs you to speak
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over 1200 children need a volunteer
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court and the child welfare system.
The average time needed is four to
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A Guardian ad Litem becomes
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and Wednesday evenings from
6-9 p.m. at the Criminal Justice
Center, 14250 49 Street N. in
Clearwater. To attend a half hour
orientation call 464-6528.
For more information and
an application go to www.

Fill the Box for a
Troop in Iraq
American Legion Post 125 Auxiliary
has adopted two more platoons
serving in Iraq and is seeking
donations for a total of three now.
Items needed include candy, personal
items, books, batteries, snacks, beef

jerky, slim jims, tuna packets, white
socks, dry food items. A box has been
provided at the Post located at 6440
Fifth Avenue S. in St. Petersburg.
For more information, call Shirley
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Volunteer with Pink
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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
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South Pasadena
Book Swap
The City of South Pasadena will
hold a book swap on Tuesdays and
Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in
the Cultural Arts Room at City Hall,
7047 Sunset Drive S. Call 347-4171
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Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m.,
One Fourth Street N., Municipal
Services Building, 6th Floor, Room
600, downtown St. Petersburg.
Guests are always welcome. For
more information call 893-7918.

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in Gulfport every Tuesday, year round!
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artists set up on the sidewalk pavers
from 9-3 p.m. Enjoy a shopping and
dining experience like no other! Pet
friendly. Sponsored by the Gulfport
Merchants Association and the City
of Gulfport.
Vendors can download the application
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Help Deliver
Meals in Gulfport
Volunteers are desperately needed
to deliver hot, nutritious meals to the
homebound in the Gulfport area. Vol-
unteering for the Neighborly Meals on
Wheels program is a hands-on, front
line experience. If you have 1-1/2
hours midday to help, you could make
a real difference in someone's life.
Meals are picked up at the Gulfport
Multipurpose Center, 5501 27th Ave.
So. in Gulfport and delivered in that
Please call Pat Hofstadter at
573-9444, ext. 291 to start helping
your community today.

St. Petersburg
Writers Club
Anyone interestedin writing, whether
a seasoned professional or a beginner
is welcome to attend a meeting of the
St. Petersburg Writer's Club, the old-
est writers' group in Pinellas County.
The Club meets on the first and third
Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in
Room 101 at the West St. Petersburg
Library, Eighth Avenue and 67th
Street N., adjacent to St. Petersburg
College. Come early and socialize
with other members of the group. All
writers and would-be writers are in-
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Dueling Pancakes
"They may have pink pancakes, but we have twice as many
spatulas," Vicky Beum (below) joked as she used two spat-
ulas to keep the pancakes coming at Saturday's Lion's Club
pancake breakfast. Beum referenced the other pancake
breakfast occurring across town at Albert Whitted Air-
port, where Albert Whitted Airport Preservation Society
(AWAPS) volunteer
Fran Burke served
a similar breakfast,
only with pink pan-
cakes to celebrate
Valentine's Day.
The Lion's Club
breakfast costs $4
and takes place once a month at the Gulfport Lion's Club.
The AWAPS breakfast costs $10 ($2 for children and free
for members) and will take place again on March 7, when
AWAPS will serve green pancakes to honor St. Patrick's
Day. No word yet from the Lion's Club on how many spat-
ulas Beum will juggle at their next breakfast.

SHINE as a Volunteer
Do you want a volunteer position
that is truly fulfilling and mentally
stimulating? Then consider
counseling seniors and the disabled
with the SHINE (Service Health
Insurance Needs of the Elders)
program. Volunteers assist clients
with Medicare, Medicaid, private
health insurances, long-term care
options, benefit and claim issues,
prescription drug assistance
programs and much more.
SHINE volunteers are both active
and retired individuals from diverse
career and cultural backgrounds. As
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training, continuing education and
a supportive environment with
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population, then SHINE may be the
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Valentine Flowers
Valentine's Day is the 14th. I don't
think many people will stop buy-
ing flowers because of the economy.
Flowers, according to the advertising
campaigns, are a romantic gift. It is
mostly men giving flowers to women,
but the number of women giving
flowers is increasing.
If you receive a flower arrangement
or a bouquet of roses, you may won-
der how to take care of them. Even
though cut flowers are not attached
to the plant anymore, they are still
alive. Just like a living plant, they
need water. Just like when they
were attached to the plant, they will
use water faster and wilt quicker if
placed in bright sunlight or in drafty
locations. The cooler they are kept,
the longer they will last. That's why
they are kept in a refrigerator at the
florist shop. Misting them every so
often will help them last longer.
Do not let the cut flowers wilt. If they
do, air bubbles trapped in the stem
may not let the stems absorb any wa-
ter. Another reason the stems might
not take up any water is because bac-
teria can plug up the cut end of the
stem. Changing the water daily helps
prevent bacteria because of the chlo-
rine in the water. Commercial floral
preservatives also work and quite
often come with the bouquet. Check
the water daily so that it does not go
below the ends of the stems. Many

cut flowers will last for two weeks if
kept cool, watered and the water is
kept fresh.
If your flowers do wilt, it may be
possible to revive them. If they have
not been wilted much, wrap them in
a sheet of newspaper so the stem is
straight. Stick the stem and paper
in a vase filled with water until the
stem can stand on its own. If they are
wilted a lot, more drastic measures
are needed. Submerge the entire
stem and flower under water in a tub
large enough that the stem can lie
down flat and straight. A half-hour
or more may be necessary for results.
Warm water should be used on roses
and cool water on tulips, daffodils
and irises.
On all cut flowers in a vase, the low-
er leaves that would be in the water
should be removed to prevent bacte-
ria growth. If the flower stems have
been out of water for a while, it is a
good idea to cut off the bottom inch or
so for a cleaner cut. Doing the cut un-
der water is also beneficial. Make the
cut at an angle so the stem won't sit
flat on the bottom of the vase, which
won't let in any water.
Flower arrangements can have
many other flowers besides roses.
They may include carnations, chry-
santhemums, lilies, freesia, ferns,
anemones, tulips, daffodils, baby's
breath and eucalyptus. These plants
may last a few days or a few weeks,
so as they die, pluck them out of the

arrangement and it will look nice
Several potted flowering plants
are given as gifts from Valentine's
Day through Easter until Mother's
Day. Azalea, calceolaria, cineraria,
cyclamen and hydrangeas all make
nice blooming gift plants. One of the
reasons they are all available at this
time of year is that they grow in the
same conditions. They all prefer to
have bright light from an east win-
dow or a fluorescent light. A daytime
temperature in the 60 to 70 degree
range is best and a little cooler at
night is fine.
The azalea and hydrangea are both
shrubs that can be set outdoors in
the summer, but are usually variet-
ies that will not survive the winter if
planted outside in cool climates. They
can be brought in during the winter
where they might re-bloom. I have
had gift azaleas last several years
when taken out in the summer and
brought indoors in the fall to protect
them from cool temperatures. They
tend to bloom in the fall and some-
times again in mid-winter. If they are
not repotted, they need some fertil-
izer. Either way, they do tend to fade
out over time as they get fewer leaves
and some of the branches die.
The cyclamen is a tuber that needs a
dry rest period. Keep the plant moist
until May, then let it dry out. In Sep-
tember, repot and water the tuber
and keep it moist until May again.
This is one of the tougher bulbs to get
to re-bloom. It may not even make it
to the first May, as it tends to rot if it
is over-watered.
The calceolaria is called the pock-
etbook plant because of its many col-
ored pouch-like flowers. The cineraria
has flowers that look like a mum, but
they come in many unusual colors in-
cluding pastel shades. Both of these
plants are treated as annuals and
are often disposed of after flowering.
Both can be grown easily from seed
by saving some from the flowers and
planting them in the spring. Start
them in small pots at first, and as
they become root-bound, move them
up to bigger pots.
If you get any bulb plants (except
amaryllis), keep them moist. They
should be as cool as possible -- even
in the 50s is OK. After blooming, they
should be discarded, but you can try
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Behind the Scenes and in the Archives of the St. Petersburg Museum of History

By Cathy Salustri

I once took a Boston friend to St.
Augustine. We strolled through the
Colonial Spanish Quarter, stopped in
front of an historical marker, and as
he realized St. Augustine pre-dated
any other European settlement in
America, he turned to me and said, "I
didn't realize Florida had history."
Most people come to the Sunshine
State, abandon their past and
reinvent themselves. The history they
know concerns points north rather
than points here. Local historians,
though, tenaciously slog through
old postcards, photos, and diaries to
piece together our past.

A T ,Everything
Vm..E at the St.
Petersburg Museum of History
bridges St. Petersburg's yesterdays
with its today. Browsing their
exhibits or spending an afternoon
in their archives makes the city's
history quite real.
Some permanent exhibits include
a replica of the Benoist, the boat
plane Tony Janus flew out of Albert
Whitted; posters and photos from
and of Webb City and a mummy who
mysteriously arrived on a ship.

W Hf O .The St. Petersburg
e*Historical Society,
a nonprofit organization, started the
museum almost 90 years ago and
still runs it today with some state,
county, and city fiscal support.

BEST Part: For many,
B E S history means
little when read in a dusty old tome,
but when you can touch it, the past
comes alive. The museum houses
archives separate from the exhibits.
These archives contain over 8,000
photos, 5,000 documents and 32,000
artifacts. Anyone can spend some
time getting cozy with the last will
and testament of John Williams
(of Williams park fame and one of
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St. Petersburg s founding
fathers) or a 17th-cenilur'
map of the peninsula. I '.n I
take someone else's %..ilr l
for it; read and touch .inI
see the letters, charts .nId
photographs that
have woven together inI.. .
tapestry of history.

Part: While you can expl '..-
the museum's exhil'il-
six days a week, you
can only get into
the archives three ._
afternoons a week.
While the exhibits
make for an interesting
afternoon, but you'll find C
the real treasures in th,.
archives. If you want .
copy of anything from th.-
archives, be prepared I.
pay extra. .- "

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for $24. Searching the .i', im,.--
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if you join the museum II I ,. *.
(again, except for copies- \\ li.-n
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also get invited to special events,
discounts on special programs and
gift shop merchandise. Some events
are free for everyone: on February 21
the museum will host a free African
American Author's Lecture Series.

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By John Silva, PROI
We have been away for a spell and
it is now time to come back and let
you know what is going on at our
Post. First of all, our Commander,
Al Davidson sends his personal
greeting to one and all, and a special
invitation to all veterans. Our post,
although quiet for a while is now
experiencing a revival. We have
many things going on, and we will
keep you up to date as necessary.
Some that come to immediate mind
is a favorite to many is our Friday
BARRINGO from 7 to 9 p.m., then
topped off with music from 9-12
a.m. The last Friday of the month
is our special treat featuring our
famous fish fry with all the goodies.
Our large feature this month is on
Valentine's Day, February 14, a
gala event dinner and dance, so get
dressed up, bring your honey, and
have a good time. Contact us for
tickets at the bar.
On Saturday, February 28, the post
is hosting a blood drive from 7 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Every one who donates
blood will receive a great breakfast.
Each Saturday we feature a band for
your dancing pleasure. Come and
show us your stuff, the music starts
at 8 p.m. and you can put away
your dancing shoes at midnight. Do
we have meetingsat are our Post?
You bet we do, and every member
should attend. Here's the routine:
AMVETS -first Monday of the month
at 7:30. Women's Auxiliary meets
the second Tuesday of the month
at 6:30. Sons of AMVETS meets the
last Monday of the month at 7:30.
We, like other veteran organizations,
are always looking forward to
new membership. We hope you
will consider us. Should you have
questions about membership contact
John Silva, at 866-6289. Come visit
and see our Medal of Honor portrait
display. Also, remember, March 25
is National Medal of Honor day.
Come join with your fellow veterans
and help us grow. Get involved.

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Mardis Gras to Benefit
Kiwanis Charities
The Kiwanis Club of Gulf Beaches, is
sponsoring the Mardi Gras Weekend
on Treasure Island behind the Bilmar
Beach Resort, February 21-22.
Saturday will feature a 5K/1Mile Run
and Antique Auto Show. The Miracle
League Poker Run willbegin at 10 a.m.
Sunday at Jim's Harley Davidson, St.
Petersburg, concluding at Ricky T's on
Treasure Island. The Beach Midway,
behind the Bilmar Beach Resort will
feature over 100 of Florida's best
arts and craft vendors, gourmet food,
a Budweiser tent, a Kids Zone and
live entertainment, including Kevin
Toon, Jimbo & Lance, Joel & Dakota,
Caribbean Cowboy, Blinky & Fritz,
Johnnie K Band, Hamlin & LA, Greg
Billings, Cornfused (with Dennis
Wallace) and the Lois Greco Band.
The Kiwanis Club of Gulf Beaches
was the Florida District 2006-07 Club
of the Year. They are involved in many
worthwhile projects including Ronald
McDonald House, Locks of Love,
Every Child a Swimmer, and K-Kids
at Madeira Beach and Sawgrass
Elementary Schools. The club has
chosen two local programs, Miracle
League of Gulf Beaches and Pinellas
Village to receive the majority of the
event profits.
Miracle League of the Gulf Beaches
is a baseball league that plays on
a state-of-the art playing field and
allows children with a variety of
disabilities to participate. There is
one field located in Pinellas County,
the Kiwanis Club of Gulf Beaches is
raising money to build in a second
location and has their eyes on
Hillsborough County.
Pinellas Village is a 120-apartment
community located at 8384 Bayou
Boardwalk in Largo. Their mission
is to provide single-parent families
the opportunity to achieve economic
and emotional self-sufficiency
through on-site and community-
based resources and safe, affordable
housing. Pinellas Village is managed
by Catholic Charities, Diocese of
St. Petersburg.
For more information about Mardi
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Eddie Lee at 492-7621 for event
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Beta Sigma Phi
Laureate Epsilon Theta members
honored their sweetheart Paula
Lyens with a very lovely celebration
at the home of Val Rankin's daughter.
A beautiful cake was enjoyed and
Paula received many well wishes
and lovely gifts. Paula received the
sweetheart pin at the Sweetheart/
Preferential Tea.
The chapter will entertain Beta Xi
Master sisters at the home of Joyce
Keller on Saturday, February 14
with a Valentine Brunch. This is a
reciprocity social in which chapters
within Sunshine City Council
exchange names and get together
with a social of some kind to enjoy
the friendship and get to know
one another. The members of the
two chapters met at 11 a.m. and
enjoyed a delicious array of brunch
items and then played a fun game
of "Dirty" Bingo. Laureate Epsilon


Theta members provided gifts for the
Sunshine City Council chapters
honored the following sweethearts at
the annual Sweetheart/Preferential
Tea on Sunday, February 8 at
the Nitram Masonic Lodge. The
sweethearts were: Alpha Delta
Gamma Danielle Ward-Kaiser;
Xi Theta Rho Janice Sprague;
Preceptor Epsilon Nu ( h1.-il
Martin; Preceptor Zeta Zeta Kathy
Waldorff; Laureate Epsilon Theta
- Paula Lyens; Laureate Gamma
Omicron Sonia Schulz; Laureate
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Alpha Zeta Master Barbara Smith;
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vice, Weeding, Garage Clean-Outs. Just Call
Lisa D. 727-421-5257. Lic. and Insured.
Gabber February 12 February 18, 2009

ter. 40 Years Experience. Woodwork, Handy-
man Work, etc. Good Prices. Call Joe 516-
Homes & Condos. Honest, Experienced. In-
tstallations, Locks, General Repairs. Small
Jobs OK! Senior Discounts. Call Larry & Git'R
Done! 727-482-9505.
Handy Hands Handy Man Service. $20/Hr 2
Sets of Hands. Any Job, Any Time. Call 24/7.
Licensed. 727-320-7639.
"Same rates sevenays a week" Appointments

727 P.O. Box 4001 S
709-7979 St. Petersburg, FL. 33731
NoAL Service
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Owner Rob Deins Lie. # C8906

Same ratesigsevn By Deek Ains

Kitchen & Bathrooms
Custom Built& Refaced
Office & Entertainment Centers
Countertops, Fine Carpentry, Doors, Trim & Crown Molding


able, Dependable and Courteous. Drug Free.
IHourly ~mpoy Wearing Uniforms. $727-
I 344-33631

Owner572-Rob Deins Lic#CCC1325721. # C8906
727-481-6629 Insured
Design By Deins
Kitchen & Bathrooms

Custom Built & Refacedon
Office & Entertainment Centers
Countertops, Fine Carpentry, Doors, Trim & Crown Molding
0111 I 77 IM
able, Dependable and Courteous. Drug Free.
Hourly Employees Wearing Uniforms. 727-
572- Roof(7663) Lic#CCC1325721.

1(727)4 100241

Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Special-
ists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let "A
Old-Timer" Do It! Licensed RCC0051451 and
Insured. 824-9996.
Tpes Roofing from Leaks to Complete Re-
oofs. Insured, Dependable. Free Estimates.
Quality Workmanship. 727-214-4768.


Bay Breeze Enterprises Inc Driveways
Commercial & Residential Paver Repair
Lic# CGCO42175 Slabs

Bedrooms *, r Room
Baths Additions
Kitchens ('. P fl, Porch
"* KStrm "- "1A iJ|l I', Enclosures
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Whitman Contractor, Inc.
All Types of Remodeling Free estimates
Bill (Skip) Whitman
Licensed & Insured LC #CR C052336

Call on experienced help!
Residential Commercial Remodel Safe Rooms
Additions Kitchens & Baths Design Service
Free Estimates Senior Citizen Discounts
Development & Construction Company Inc.
727-327-2100 / 515-7509 cell //321-5717 eves.
Padula Family, Providing Quality Construction Services since 1895

penter. Great Rates. DEPENDABLE. 22 Years
in Gabber. Rotted wood, doors, eaves, decks,
etc. C-5754, 727-821-9973.
RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Pool Cages,
Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hur-
ricane Windows, Concrete Slabs, Sofit/Facia.
Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-
4300. RX11066857.
Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks & Slab Addi-
tions. Lic#C8057 & Insured. 30 Years Experi-
ence. (727) 418-1701.

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

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

In Less Than 40 Hours
#1 CNA Prep Course 99% Pass Rate.
Train here Test here! Money Back Guarantee.
Over 6000 CNA's in past 5 yrs. No HS/GED.
Free Blood Pressure Cuff & Stethoscope.


Clean-up, Residential/Commercial, Realtor
Property Maintenance. Landscaping / Tree
work. 727-251-6411 or 727-321-1071.
Your Present Lawn Service? Call Me! Cut,
Edge, Weed, Tree Trimming. We'll Make You
Happy! 727-515-9165 Ask for Pete.

Coppolas Tree Service

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

I Will Rake & Bag! 727-822-8445 or 727-488-
Lawn/Landscape Design & Install. Low Volt
lighting, Mulch/stone, Sod, trees, hedges,
flowers. Tree trimming, Propert cleanup, ot/
cold pressure washing. Free Estimate Visa/
MC/Discover. 727-328-8555

BFW Landscaping
Complete Lawn Services
Tree Work & Stump Grinding
Cleanups & StumpGrinding ESTIMATES
(727) 522-8456
Serving Pinellas Since 1967
Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years
Experience. Reasonable Rates. 439-0792
Leave Message. Lic.#C8312.

James Fox Tree Service
Owner/Operator for over 20 years
? "We make your trees feel beautiful"
S~ Rees cleaned, elevated
SProperty Maintenance
L Stump grinding
Hazardous limb removal
Lic.# 0700008985 Storm and roof protection
i* 0 Insured
727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601

Complete Pool Remodeling. Residential &
Commercial. Lic. & Insured C#2611 Don Wil-
son 727-399-1330.

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

DAN'S HAULING-341-1135. Full Service
Cleanups. Bobcat & Demo Work.
Furniture & Household Goods. If Your Mov-
ing Long Distance I Can Save You Big Bucks.
Small Loads Welcome. 727-515-2100.

Tim Barrett Painting Inc. Honest & Depend-
able, Interior/Exterior, Sherwin Williams Paint,
Free Estimates, 15yrs. Experience. Licensed
and Insured, C9762 727-391-6694.
terior/Exterior with Benjamin Moore. Pressure
Cleaning. Wallpaper, Window Treatments,
Lic.#C-4749. Quality Work Over 26 Years. 344-
1674. References, Guaranteed.
PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates.
Commercial Residential References Upon
Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.
GET THE BEST-No Mess! Scott Daley Paint-
ing. Interior/Exterior, Insured. #C-7965. Since
1985. Green Available, Paintstore Referred.
Call Anytime. 727-643-1920, 727-381-2057.
terior Home Repair/Pressure Cleaning. Dry-
wall Repair/Texturing. Senior Discount. Better
Business Bureau, Lic#7761. 727-822-4126.

Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall,
Taping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates.
Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-
Interior, Exterior. Handyman Services. Owner
Operated, Lic. #C4505 Insured. Always Free
Estimates, Premium Painting. 727-525-9304.


Senior Discount

Emergency Service

Specializing In Water Conservation
& Repairs GreenPlumbers Accredited
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I f Hrr WWith Mention of
I WV l o this Ad!
Uc.# CFC057553 Licensed & Insured

Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning,
Remodels, New Construction, Accepting
Credit Cards. Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-
Faucets, All Your Plumbing Needs. Reason-
able Rates, Senior Discounts. 30yrs. Experi-
ence. Lic. (RF67158) and Insured. 727-823-
CFC1427888. Call Charlie, 727-522-2508.

Licensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 522-
4562 or Cell 410-5419.
HEM JEANS $5 -Replace Buttons, Elastic,
Zippers, Minor Repairs, Alterations. Eileen's
Resale Boutique. 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Tue-Sat,
10-3p.m. 727-322-1422.

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Let Me Organize Your Life Today. 727-321-
2893, 727-542-7696. 50% Off New Custom-
Home Dog Walking. T.J. Brown/Dog Handler.
Certified by SPCA Tampa Bay. Dog Walker/
Canine Counselor. 727-417-3564.
And Can't Get Out, I'll ComeToYou! Licensed,
Call Elaine at 327-4980.
Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All
Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632.
All Makes/Models, Parts & Accessories, New
& Used Units. Free Pick Up/Delivery. St. Pete
PSI. 727-278-9579.
PERSONAL CONCIERGE- Airport & Appoint-
ments. Transportation, Errands, Wait for Ser-
vice Personnel, Check your Home. Anything
You Need Help With. Licensed. Carol, 727-
Running Errands in Gulfport and the Adjacent
Areas. Grocery Store, Pharmacy, Bank and
More! Call Bob Pickup 716-480-0776.
FLOWERS 727-641-8546
Custom-Order Silks. Bouquets, Ceremony,
Reception, Home & Business.
Free Price Quote.
Professional Pet Care When You Can't Be
There. Daily, Weekly Rates. www.thedoggirls.
com, 727-252-3305. thedoggirls@earthlink.

CESSION?-Learn to Earn 3- 5- 7K per Week
in 4-6 Weeks. Placement Guaranteed. 727-
565-4655, ext. 110.

$12 per week. Call 321-6965.
WOMEN Construction Cleanup, Short Term,
Possibly More, Lifting and Toting, Up & Down
Stairs, $8/hr. Paid Daily. 727-327-3810.
SALES LEADERS- Sales Compnay with tre-
mendous growth is expanding into the Tampa
Bay/Clearwater area. Sales experience is a
plus, but we have excellent training for the
right person. Please call 727-687-6199.
Seeks a Curatorof Education. Primary Respon-
sibilities: The Curator of Education superivses
the staff of the Education Department and is
responsible for defining and implementing the
goals of the Education Department. Specifical-
ly, the Curator will design and organize regular
workshops for educators; manage and over-
see the docents; oversee all trunk programs;
arrange training and prepare study guides
for all exhibits; organize student programs in-
cluding meetings with Holocaust survivors and
survivors of other genocides; work with Holo-
cost survivors; study, translate and work with
archives; and develop and maintain an annual
budget. Location of employment: Tampa/St.
Petersburg, Florida. Please send all applica-
tions to Carolyn Bass, Museum Director. Fax
727-821-8435. E-mail:
pany, Excellent Rate Of Pay, Driver's License
Preferred but not Essential, 727-363-1074.

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Anthony's Hospital, a member of the BayCare
Health System, is seeking a Nurse Navigatorto
serve as a patient liaison. This 12 month grant
funded position is part of a Healing and Hope
Grant Project. We require a Florida licensed
RN with a strong knowledge of St. Petersburg's
community resources and culture to help un-
insured and underinsured patients "navigate"
the complex health care systems. Advance
practice expertise also needed to identify and
implement improvement processes. To apply,
727-825-1161 or apply online at
EOE/Drug-free workplace.

(TOWN SHORES)-Certified Quality Home
Healthcare Available in your Home! Bathing,
Personal Care, Light Housekeeping, Over-
nights, Meal Prep. $12/Hr. Experienced, Ref-
erences, 1 Block from Town Shores, 17 Year
Gulfport Resident. Call 727-954-7316.


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8, 4 Door, White, Excellent Condition, 145K
Miles. Cadillac Mechanic Owned. $1800 o.b.o.
1994 FORD E-350 BOX TRUCK- 17ft. Box
over cab. Diesel. A/C, New Batteries. 214k
miles. Runs great. $4600 O.B.O. 727-321-
Motor with $19,000 Miles. $1995. 344-5470.
2001 DODGE NEON- 83512 Miles, New
Tires, Very Good on Gas. $2200. Call 727-
Truck, Outside Dimensions 90"x 60". $100 b.o.
or Trade. 502-7139.
CASH PAID FOR CARS- Prices Subject to
Steel Market Value. 727-328-8004.

Fiberglass Truck Topper

Fits 6 ft bed.
$400 Firm
Can be seen at the Gabber Office
1419 49th St. S.
Call 321-6965

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

WE GO THERE! 321-6965

I-aaie bauer, 11bK, 2WU, 4-UH, bcyi., auto,
leather, cold air, all power options, AM/FM/CD,
tow pkg., air bags, ABS, roof rack, running
boards, rear defrost, wiper-tilt wheel, 2nd
owner, no accidents, runs and looks great.

$ I4
Call 7

tique Artwork Prints. Antique Books. All Under
$100. 727-542-5109 after 9p.m.
dition. $45. 727-343-3195.
APT. SIZED DRYER 110V, Maytag, Asking
$50. Newer. Also have Chaise, $45, White Iron
Table & 4 Chairs, $95 4 Rattan Bar Stools
$95 and 2 Bar Stools, $60. Call Anytime 504-
SOFA CHAIR MATCH- Both Recline. Good
Condition. $125. 727-549-0120, 422-5690.
TV 25" RCA COLOR- Purchased 5/01. Great
Picture, 1st $25 owns it! Solid Wood End Table,
$10. Large Table Lamp, $8. 727-323-0183.

Jewelry, Books, Incense, Drums, Harps,
Flutes, Bagpipes, Sitars & More. Great Selec-
tion of Gemstone Jewelry in Stock. Tuesday-
Saturday 10-6. 722 Pasadena Ave. So., 345-
Business is Great, ThankYou!
THE BOOK LADY SAYS- Wear a Classy Em-
broidered Gulfport Tee Shirt, $15.95. Small
Adventures Book Shop, 3107 Beach Blvd 727-
347-8732. Closed Sunday & Monday.
Electric. $5500 new. asking $3800 O.B.O. Call
Bob 823-6425
LIKE NEW, HEAVY DUTY-Walker with Seat.
Originally $129. asking $75. obo 727-327-
CLOSED MY BUSINESS- Free Workstation,
New Personal Fridge, $75, Shelves, Cubbies,
Jewelry Cabushons, Desk Chairs, Shredder,
Phones, Lots of Misc. 727-709-5962.
Chest of Drawers, $40, Exercise Bike, $75,
Food Dehydrater, $60, 10 ft. Sun Awning, $15,
Crystal Lamp, $10. Feather Bed, $40. 345-
MOVING SALE!-Electric Bicycle Trailer Hitch
for Saturn, Carpentry/Plumbing Tools, Bike
Carrier, Card Table +Chairs, Air Purifier, Shoe
Holder, 2 VCR's, 5disc CD Player, Wooden
Picnic Folding Table, Rectangle Beveled
Glass. Call 727-289-2339 or 970-222-8890.
Shams, Curtains to Match. Pink Flowers w/Dif-
ferent Colors Throughout. $45 o.b.o. 727-823-
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
LADIES 2x-5x CLOTHING- Tops, blouses,
jackets, Leading brand names.. Eileen's Re-
sale Boutique. 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Tues.-Sat.
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Cv all Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
ALL TYPES BLINDS- Cellulars, Wooden,
Business Liquidation. Installation Available.

sale. Various Sizes Available. 727-439-2065.
Speakers, JVC Phone-Receiver, Technics
Cassette Player/Recorder, Newer Woof-
ers, $75 o.b.o. Dirt Devil Extreme Vacuum,
MO84505, $15 o.b.o. Zenith 2-Head VCR,
$10. Gauges, VW Golf or Jetta 1993-1999, 2.0
105,000 Miles, $60 o.b.o. Car Speaker Box
Angular, Inside Diameter 11", $25 o.b.o. As-
sorted White Window Shades, $15 takes all.


METAL DOG CRATE for Medium to bigger
sized dog. Has divider for smaller dog or pup-
py. Good Shape! $50. 345-2330.

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Anthony Antiques & Appraisers Est. 1969

L. -Clip & Save -
DVD's, CD's, Fishing, Collectibles, Golf, Oth-
er? 727-251-0933.
Modern, Fine Jewelry, Watches, Gold, Sterling
Silver, Military, WWI/WWII, All Items (Knives),
Antique Sewing Machines, Cameras, Train
Sets, Entire Estates. 727-410-5628.

Moving? Downsizing? Call if you need to sell
Furniture, Antiques, Gold, Jewelry, Sterling,
Coins, Collectibles. John Sutorius, 727-385-
Gabber February 12 February 18, 2009

1989 Carver Montego
With Trailer

Immaculate! 25.5 ft.
All Records
$14,000 O.B.O.

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

SATURDAY 3058 56TH ST. S.- 9A.M.-3P.M.
Oak Dining room table w/6 chairs, $350.
China Cabinet, Oak, $200. King Mattress,
Headboard/Footboard, $300.2 Ocean Kayaks,
$650/Both. 727-512-3131.
FRIDAY 8-12 1909 55TH ST. S.- 2 Family,
misc, new & used household. Ladies plus size,
plants, art, jewelry, milk glass.
hold, yard items. Books and furniture, No kid/
clothing items. 3108 Dupont St. S. Sat. only.
SATURDAY 9-4P.M.- Every kind of Blind,
Wool, Rollershades, Vertical, Etc. Bring Mea-
surments. 7326 13th Ave. N.
6031 17th AVE S. Sat./Sun. 8a-2p. House-
hold items, country collectibles, antiques, Pool
table, Much more!
SATURDAY 9-?- 5230 1st Ave. N. Everything,
Leather Couch, Tools, Craft Supplies, Art, Col-
lectibles and More!
S. Shore Dr. S. Friday 8-1. Voted BEST, Most,
Unusual. Sat.-Pasadena Isle Sale.
S. Valentine Gifts, Books, Plants, Household
MOVING SALE- Friday & Saturday. 1113 58th
St. S. Furniture & More!
Saturday, Feb. 14th, 8-4. Pasadena Isle, 7050
So. Shore Dr.
SATURDAY 8A.M.-NOON- 3007 52nd St. S.
Bunk Beds, Bicycle, Good Stuff!
FRIDAY ONLY!!- Jewelry, Antiques, Nic-
Nacks, Great Stuff, Cheap! 8-? Corner of 53rd
St. & 16th Ave. S.

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Rain date Sunday Feb. 15th Noon-5p.m. To
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left on 2nd St. Start at Rosselli Park where
refreshments will be available. Maps of the is-
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corner of Gulf Blvd. & 116th Ave. All residents
participating in the event will have red hearts
displayed on mailboxes or tables.

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Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude,
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Remodeled 2BR/1BA, Den or Office. Large
Fenced Back Yard, Barnstyle Shed. C/H/A,
W/D Hookup. $800/Mo., $800 Security Moves
You In. 4929 13th Ave. So. 727-278-8131.
Gulfport Art District. W/D, Hardwood floors,
walk to beach. $1100/mo. non-smoker. 727-
366-1693 or 727-365-4247
lage. 2BR/2BA Unfurnished, A/C, Free Ext'd
Cable, Heated Pool, Tennis Courts, Gated,
Extra Large Florida Room, Gourmet Kitchen,
Garage. $900/Mo. One-Year Lease. Bob, 727-
ABOVE GARGE 1BR APT.- St. Pete. Qui-
et, Peaceful, Close to Shopping. Fenced,
Screened Porch, Fruit Trees, Parking, $575/
mo. 520-5416.
FIVE TOWNS-1BR/1BA, 55+, 1055 sq.ft.,
Pool, cable, heat, covered parking. No pets.
$595+mo. 727-577-9372 or 585-414-5164
5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.- 2BR Apt., $625/Mo.
1 Mos. Security Dep. 727-302-9838.

Near Gulfport. St. Pete Address. 2BR/1BA.
$625/Mo. Call Tim, 727-698-3506.
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
WIDES- Causeway Village. All Amenities. for
Rent. For more Info Contact Sue, 727-347-
PASADENA COVE-2BR/2BA, 4th Floor, Over-
looks Pool/Waterway. Covered Parking, Appli-
ances, CHA, LR, DR & Kitchen. Available Im-
mediately. $975/Mo. 727-527-7868.
Room, Kitchen, Bath, Newflooring, Quiet, Off-
Street Parking, $675/mo, Security. Includes
Electric, Water, Cable, WiFi. 727-916-0916.
2BA, Beautiful WaterView, Newly Remodeled.
New Tile/Windows, Etc. $900/Mo. Call 727-
CLOSE TO BEACH- 340 80th Ave. Off Blind
Pass. 1BA/1BA, Hardwood Floors, Large Yard,
Lots of Storage. Off Street Parking. $650/Mo.
Annual. Call Sandy, 727-418-2242.
ST. PETE BEACH-Newly Decorated, 1BR,
LR, $595/Mo., Large Efficiency, $550/Mo., Wa-
ter Included, Near Busline, Shopping, Beach.
Both Newly Painted, Excellent Condition. 727-
Yesteryear, CLEAN 2/1 w/Office Area & Open
Air Front Porch. (5708 23rd Ave. S.) Available
Now for 6 months or More. www.gulfport-flori- 727-418-7272.

Specials Available. Low Monthly Rent. Section
8 OK. Call for Locations. 727-328-9747, Ext
100 Lynne.
tages, Efficiencies. Private Beach, Pool and
Private Fishing Dock. $450.00 And Up, 727-
Apts. Nice, No Pets. W/D. No Application Fee.
First, Last & Sec. 727-729-0385.
STUDIO APT. Overlooks, Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently lo-
cated. All Utilities Included. Credit Check Re-
quired. 727-688-7622.
MUST SEE INSIDE!-Newly Renovated 2BR/
1BA Duplex, 1601 56th St. S. Gulfport, $750/
Mo. Pets OK. Wood Floor, Fireplace, Water
Incuded. Security/Background Check. 727-
ST. PETE BEACH HOUSE-1 block to Beach.
2BR/2BA. Jacuzzi Tub, Carport, W/D, Pets
OK, Large Backyard, $1200/Mo. & Security
Plus Utilities. 727-412-5257.
CONDO 1ST FLOOR 1BR, New Everything!
25 Yards From Beach! Seasonal, $900Mo. +
Deposit 3 Mo. Min.(Feb-Mar. $1200/Mo). 813-
932-1427 or 813-679-3506.

Near Stetson. Tiled Floors, CHA, 2BR/1-
1/2BA, Quiet Area. Very Clean & Well Kept.
Stove/Refrigerator Furnished. W/D Hookup.
Working Fireplace. Fenced Yard, Pet OK w/
Deposit. $1050/Mo. 1 Year Lease. No Smok-
ing. 918 Pelican Dr. S. 727-345-4757.
NICE LARGE 1BR APT.- Screened-In Porch,
Fenced-In Yard. 1 Block from Gulfport Art Dis-
trict/Waterfront. $795/Mo. & Utilities. 1st, & De-
posit Required. 727-793-7994.
dena. 2BR/2BA, Dining & Living Room, Util-
ity Room w/W/D, Screened-In Porch, Club
House, Heated Pool. Minutes to Beach &
Walking Distance to Most Stores. No Children
under 7, No Pets. $1100/Mo. 1st & Last Mos.
Plus Security Deposit. Call 727-327-8169
Leave Message Speaking Slow & Loud.
ROOM FOR RENT- 2 rooms in St. Pete home.
Shared kitchen & Bath. Quiet Nieghborhood.
$375/Mo. 520-5416.
COZY 2/1 HOUSE- In Beautiful Quiet Marina
District. Nicely Renovated, Private Backyard.
Washer. $750/Mo. 727-687-0568.

With Large Deck. W/D Hook-up. $675./Mo.
plus Security/Elec. No Sec. 8, 727-710-1949.
icinity of 58th and GP Blvd.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- For $12 per week.
Call 321-6965.

MIDTOWN Ib/lba near Sweet Bay shopping WSG incl. $450
CHILDS PARK Renovated 2/3 br, Iba, CHA, Carport, Rec. Center $695
HISTORIC PARK ST 2br/lba/lc Hrdwd firs. Ig scm rm, corer lot $895
BOCA CIEGA HIGH lbr/lba apt. 2nd fir. Pinellas Trail is backyard $595
GULFPORT Duplex 3br/lba W&D utility rm. pond & park view $795
CAMPBELL PARK 3br/lba inside laundry room CHA SEC 8 $795

.Jt Rentals & Realty, Inc. (727)867-3767

LEALMAN APTS-(Near 46th Ave. N. & 40th
St. N.): Studio Apts. from $450/Mo., 1BR's
from $550/Mo., 2BR's from $600/Mo. Section
8 OK.727-804-5596.
NEW 2BR/2BA CONDOS- Florina Isle. ALL
NEW. Quiet, nice. Move-in ready. Walk to: Din-
ing, shops, park, marina. Well managed. 3800
34th Ave. S. $875/mo. 813-872-7600.
QUIET DUPLEX-1 Block to Clam Bayou Na-
ture Park. 2BR, CHA, W/D, Garage. 1st & last,
$725/Mo. Non Smoker Preferred 727-327-
CLEAN, QUIET APTS.-AII Utilities Included.
Starting at $125Wk. 727-343-1637. Also Part
time Handyman and Computer Teacher Need-
LARGE 2BR/1BA DUPLEX- Units Separated
by Double Wide Carport, W/D, Fenced Yard,
Pets OK. $800/Mo. Yearly Lease Includes Wa-
ter. 727-776-9259.
4551 3RD AVE. S.- 2BR/1BA, $850 & Secu-
rity. Call Mickey the Realtor, 727-322-8030.

SLIPS per foot
Isla Del Sol Yacht Club
No initiation fee and 1 mo. free slip rental
Deep Water 2 miles to Gulf
727-906-4752 727-542-2445
ROOM FOR RENT IN -Gulfport. $100/Wk In-
cludes Cable & Utilities. 727-481-5379.
GULFPORT 1BR/1BA-in Tri-Plex. Living
Room/Dining Recently Updated. Parking.
$600/Mo. plus $600/Security. Suitable for Sin-
gle. 727-345-9620.
1BR/1BA $550/Mo. 2BR/1BA, $675/Mo. US
19 & Park Blvd. Call 727-251-4004.
900sqft. 2BR/1BA/1CG, Hardwood Floors.
6459 3rd Ave. S. $795/Mo. Debbie Hudson,
Owner/Broker 727-343-4404.
FOR RENT OR SALE-1719 York St. S. 3BR/
1BA, New Paint/Carpet, Large Yard. Laundry
Room, Carport and Screened Porch. No Pets.
$750/Mo. plus 1st/Last. 1-773-582-4226.

Timothy Swanson Evictions

*Prob. Tenants
are no Prob!
Let me do the
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3BR/1.5BA HOUSE- New Carpet, New Paint,
C/H/A, W/D Hookup. Available Immediately.
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1401 60TH ST.S.-3BR/2BA, $1250-1500/Mo.
One Block From Stetson, 727-235-5146.
NORTH ST. PETE-Unfurnished Apts. Start-
ing at $620. plus Security. 1BR/1BA. Includes
Electric, Gas, Water, & Trash. Laundry on
Premise. 727-692-0899.
1BR DUPLEX- Ceramic Tile, New Cabinets,
New Appliances, Very Nice. $650/Mo. Plus
Utilities. 5710 19th Ave. So. 727-328-1989.
Condo. Walk out to Gulf & heated pool from
large sunny florida room. Newly renovated,
55+, 1 Year Lease, $800/Mo. Includes cable,
gas, water. 727-347-0402.
2BR/1BA DUPLEX- 1 Block from Gulfport
Beach. Near Stetsn and Art Village. $650/Mo.
First, Last & Security. Available Immediately.
Pets Considered. 727-224-9771.
Some furniture. Treasure Island 1BR/1BA,
$700/mo. Also, 2Br/1BA, W/D Hookup. $825/
mo. First, last, dep. 727-360-5724.
Private Fenced Backyard, Pool, Walk To Ma-
rina, Clam Bayou Park, 10 Minute Walk to
Beach, $1100/Mo. Security Deposit Required.
Grounds/Pool Maintenance Included. 727-
LARGE 1BR/1BA APT.-In Arts District. With
Bamboo Wood Floors. 100OSq.Ft CHA,
New Appliances, Water Included $850/Mo.,
No Dogs. Avail. 2/15. 813-784-8765.
Block to Upham Beach. 1st Floor, Fla. Room,
No Pets/Smoking. Background Check. $1100/
Mo. 727-644-6961.

Furnished Rentals

For Next Season?
For Town Shores?


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hardwood floors, new kitchen & appliances with
granite, new furniture
Also have a 2 bedroom/2bath in the Barclay. New
carpet, new tile, new paint with Tuscany colors,
kitchen redone. $105

hia, 2/2, Fantastic Waterview, Beautifully Fur-
nished, Fitness Center. Priced Depending on
Length of Rental. 727-867-5536.
Patio, Seasonal $1200/Mo. Includes All Utili-
ties & Cable, Small Pet OK. 813-671-8530.
Gabber February 12 February 18, 2009

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- Large 2BR/1.5BA with
Washer, Dryer, $950/Mo. W/S/G Included. Call
GULFPORT-Comfortably Furnished, Very
Clean, Fully Equipped! Bring a Suitcase. Walk
to Beach, Restaurants & Theater. Available
April 2, 2009. Long or Short Term. www.gulf- 727-418-7272.

HOME TO SHARE-Furnished, Cable, Con-
crete Parking, Washer & Dryer, Fenced Prop-
erty, Utilities Included. Non Smoking, Security
Deposit, $110 Wk. 727-323-1039.
Privileges. Cable, W/D, Fireplace, $400/Mo.
$100 Security. 727-366-4141.
ROOMMATE WANTED-Gulfport. Share Fur-
nished Duplex, All Utilities, W/D, Cable & Inter-
net Access Included. Female Apply $400/Mo.

675 Sq.ft. M.O.L.
Located in Gabber Building
4907 Newton Ave. S., Gulfport

Call the Gabber 321-6965

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Town Shores Diplomat #903
5980 Shore Blvd. S.
2/2 Totally redecorated, wood
floors, spectacular waterview!

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c6unningham 8( associates 'Ralty
2848 5th Ave N
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
(727) 327-8009 Wee 'ooai O0t 7o yo/

1 BR/I BA Condo with Optional Boat Dock
A Boater's Dream Come True!

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Pick up the Condo and the Boat
Dock for only $100,000!

One bedroom, one bath waterfront condo
located in gated yacht club community.
Amenities include resident only private
restaurant, 3 resort style swimming pools,
fitness center with cardio theater and so
much more. Boat dock right outside unit
also for sale for only $30k. G4827 $70,000

Waterfront Condos and Great Deals
These fantastic properties won't be around for long!

Spacious 55+ Community
Condo 3BR/2BA condo with
screened balcony, formal din-
ing room and great floor plan.
Nice kitchen with lots of cabi-
nets plus breakfast bar. Active
55+ community, tennis courts,
2 pools, recreation building,
and gated security. Great
price! G3915 $139,900
Breathtaking View! Premium
upgraded 2BR/1BA condo on
the canal in gated yacht club
community. Tennis and sand
volleyball courts, business
center, miles of sea wall and
water views from every unit.
Boat slips and lifts available.
G5177 $143,900

Private Beach Condo
1BR/1BA with fabulous views
of Boca Ciega Bay with over-
size living room, good size
bedrooms and formal dining
room also has a large screened
porch 2 heated pools and hot
tub right on the bay. Great
vacation property or beach
rental. G3747 $150,000
Lakefront Townhome
2BR/1.5BA Waterfront Town-
house on the lake. Enjoy the
peaceful and quiet lake right
from your patio. Located in
the South Village with ameni-
ties including village store,
private restaurant, fitness cen-
ter with cardio theater and
more. G4766 $129,900

Gabber February 12 February 18, 2009

1.3 Acre Wooded lot with beautiful view! Build
Your Dream Home Here. Located in Hawk's
Bluff Community, near Fall Creek Falls State
Park. Bluff Lot. Serious inquires only! Call for
more information, 345-2330.
55+ Community. $190,000 727-867-5857.



shine Skyway Lane Overlooking Open Water.
Completely Updated and Furnished 8th Floor
Unit w/Screened Balconies. Secured Building
w/Garage Parking. No Age Limits and Pets
Allowed. Offered at $289,900. COLLEEN
at 727-459-5001.

WE GO THERE! 321-6965


2/22/09 Sunday 1-4pm 7625 Sun Island Dr. S. #306 Bay Island DREAM!!! Fully furnished 1/1, beautiful water views front
and rear. Do Not Pass This One Up! $107,900
2/22/09 Sunday 1-4pm 225 Countr Club Dr. #C327 (Laro) Great golf course living for this 1520 sf 2/2. Master suite and
luxury bath, heated pool, newer hurricane windows, inside laundry room. Only 10 minutes from beach. Only $100,000
2/22/09 Sunday 1-4pm 1868 Shore Drive S #414 Spectacular wide open water view corner unit remodeled in '07, new windows
and one you have to see to believe @ $225,000

7625 Sun Island Dr. S. #306 Bay Island DREAM!!! Fully furnished 1/1, beautiful water views front and rear Do Not Pass This
One Up! $107,900
1113 58th St. S, Gulfport This elegant & totally n 3 lots with huge fenced yard, custom pool
w/birdcage, cathedral ceiling in Ig family room & S A Dream For You at only $329,000.
1847 Shore Drive S #419 Totally remodeled dream with granite throughout, huge A walk-in closet, large laundry room... Hard to
Pass On @ $300,000

6020 Shore Blvd #712 Wide open water view across Boca Ciega Bay to Don CeSar and the Gulf, pets welcome, 3 mo minimum lease ok.
Must See @ $300,000
1868 Shore Drive S #414 Spectacular wide open water view comer unit remodeled in '07, new windows and one you have to see
to believe 0 $225,000

12368 70th Street N Pool home in Pinebrook Estates, new 16-in ceramic tile, '06 Fibertech pool finish, fenced yard, child
safety fence around pool. This is a home you must see. Priced at only $149,900. Please call for appt.
885. 67th St. St. Pete 3BR with in-law apartment, large fenced yard w/covered lanai newer kitchen and bath, windows
recently replaced your new home is here waiting for you @ $150,000
5330 80th St. N. #B301 Beautiful 1/1,835 sf covered parking, walk to shops, close to mall, only 5 miles from Madeira Beach,
six heated pools, 10 minutes to Bay Pines. Pets OK. Only $70,000

225 Countr Club Dr. #C327 (Largo) Great golf course living for this 1520 sf 2/2. Master suite and luxury bath, heated pool,
newer hurricane windows, inside laundry mom. Only 10 minutes from beach. Only $100,000
1868 Shore Drive S #308 WOW!...fully fumishe & bright condo has "my new home" written
all over it superb waterfront view and to die 0, (A MUST SEE TO BELIEVE)
5541 La Puerta Del Sol Blvd. #412 Breathtaking views from this top floor 1320 sf unit. Located in beautiful
Isla Del Sol. Fully furnished, eat-in kitchen, loads of amenities. Only $275,000
6931 Stones Throw Cir. N. #5202 Great opportunity for a 2/2,1000 sf. Best price Tyrone area. Easy walk to
all shopping. Priced Only $147,900
Suzanne Olson, PA
Realtor One Reason, One Rationale,
727-641-2887 One Reality, One Realtor:
Suzanne Olson & The 'OR' Team
The Only Realtors you'll ever need 727-442-7000


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pletely Renovated, 3/2 Corner Unit. BEAUTI-
UL!! $425,000. ALSO AVAILABLE:
Town Shores, Diplomat #604: 2BR/2BA,
1450SF, New Carpet, Tile & Paint. Breath-
taking Open Water View. Priced to Sell at
$174,900. Town Shores, Jamison 211, 2/2
Furnished. Bring Your Toothbrush! Priced to
Sell $132,000.Town Shores, Dover 207, 1/1,
Pet Friendly, Walk to Gulfport Beach. Only
$99,900. Bill Sampson, Jr. Gulfport Born and
Raised BAIRD REALTY GROUP, 727-776-

Lovely 1 & 2BR Unfurnished Apartments Avail-
able from $700/Monthly. Call for Appointment
Today! MARCOUX REALTY, 727-347-1535 or

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1727-656-2701 0'0
16509 Debbie Lane. S,, Boaters Paradise! Pasadena Golf
I Club Estates Waterfront Pool Home, Features 1900 sq ft
I open & spacious floor plan w/3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 +
car garage. Light & bright w/sliders to diamond-brite screen
enclosed pool, and beautiful 95' of water frontage. Boat
dock has davits, water, electric and cable TV Life is good!
Al this for $629K.


3043 57th Ave. N. St. Petersburg
Both units fully occupied.
Front unit 2Br, 1 Ba, full kitchen. $850
Back unit, 1Br, 1Ba, full kitchen.$400

Cal 6ow f tal

1847 Shore Dr. So. #219 So. Pasadena
3Br or 2Br + Den. 2.5 Bath. Very large living/dining
room. Large Florida Room. Large Kitchen w/Pantry.
Great Waterfront View! $249,000
Call 727-289-1352 for appt.

Block to Upham Beach. 1st Floor, Fla. Room,
No Pets/Smoking. $199.000 Owner 727-644-
2BR MOBILE HOME-Pasadena Park, St.
Pete, 55+, Resident Owned, $27,500 w/Fur-
niture, $90./Mo. Fee, 727-302-9184, 847-323-
FREE LIST- Forclosure & Short Sale. Great
Buys on Beachfront Condos and Beach Rent-
al Apartments for Sale. 727-866-1781 Owner/
Carport, screen room, 2 sheds, C/H/A, W/D,
$11,000. w/share. Screening required. 55+.
Maintenance fee $140. No pets. Sunny Acres
Park 46th Ave. N. 727-528-7097
1364SF, Master Suite, Tile, Pergo, Fenced &
Alley Access. $148,500. Call Today, The Sun
Team, 727-345-0099.
TWIN GABLES- Resident Owned Park, 55+,
by Joe's Creek, 46th Ave. N. St. Pete, Lot
131. Single wide 2BR/2BA, Furnished Mo-
bile Home, Screened Florida Room, Carport,
Shed, Patio. Reduced Price, $18,000 Includes
Land Share! Low Maintenance, $184. Perfect
for Snowbirds. 727-544-0007.


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1419 49th St. S.Gulfport, FL 33707
727-321-6965 fox 321-6965

ing, Wonderful Water View in a Great Building.

$79,000 2BR/2BA- South Pasadena Condo.
Beautiful upscale area, Near parks, shopping.
Beach & Luxury Realty. 727-492-6721

Judy & Mike Baggs
Want to Thank the following for making our
Sbig Dance Party 2009 a huge success.

Act I Promotions
- Dolly Tickell/DJ James/Mitch
O'Maddy's Bar & Grille
- Kim, Jamie, Cindy & Joe

Peg's Cantina Peg & Tony
Yummy's Bonnie & Rich
Java Nirvana P.J. & Jim
Domain's Mike & Fran

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And all those who attended. Especially all the greatpeople at SailAway Realty

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Gulfport Art District
New listing 5004 24th
Ave. South Open Airy floor
plan masonry with 2bdrm/2ba
+ office. Hdwd floors, 1 c
garage, corner lot. 179,900
New listing 5130 26th
Ave. South Bright & Sunny.
2bdrm/lba w/terrazzo fls.
Newer CH/A & roof, large
backyard. Great price 165,000
5302 28th Ave. South
3bdri j ors lots of
updatkl.4 restaurants,
galleries & beach. 219,000
Gulfport Marina District
New listing 4743
Coronado Way. With Pool
Masonry, 1321 sq ft.
2bdrm/lba with remodeled
kitchen, stainless appl. Granite

counters and Mahoney cabinets
hdwd floors throughout newer
fiberglass pool and Jacuzzi.

2809 47th St. South Masonry
cottage, 2bedrooms/lba with
florida room. French doors,
terrazzo fls. Newer roof and
more. Just 1/2 block from
Gulfport Marina and Clam Bayou.
New Price 214,000

Gulfport Condos
4902 31st Ave. South
2bdrm/2ba small waterfront 55+
community. Beautifully
redesigned with a New York
contemporary feel. Screened
porch stainless steel appl.

5900 Shore Blvd. The
Embassy #604 Waterfront
2bdrm/2ba 1450 sq. ft. of open
water views. Newer windows,
storm shu & more.
Beautifully 'i' Pets
allowed. Furniture negotiable.
For Rent
'Town Shores Condo: furnished,
1 bedroom, 1 bath, water views.
Sleeps 4. Covered parking, pools,
clubhouse. 55+. $850 per month,
6 month minimum seasonal, $750
per month year round. No Pets.

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NEW LIIin1U JAMRIIun I R14I ZZ deluxe completely
furnished, Marina views from kitchen & Florida room. New AC
& Heating. Pool in backyard. No pets, covered parking
KENMORE 109 Modemrized features, easy to maintain. 1Br.
Standard. Back yard pool. Must see to appreciate. Reduced price
from $118,500 to $104,900
HAMPTON 402 2/2 deluxe, totally equipped from pots & pans to
a Christmas tree. Beautifully furnished. Storm shutters. Come &
enjoy the backyard barbeque. Annual rental available. $106,900
Now $165,000
LANCASTER 604 1 Br deluxe with all new laminnent floors
throughout. New kitchen & appliances, new windows, patio,
beautifully furnished throughout. Reduced $129,000
LANCASTER #415- 2/2 deluxe end unit where incredible
waterviews abound. Furnished beautifully. All new: Windows,
C/H/A; flooring + much more. Too many upgrades to mention.
Furnished throughout. $220,000 $180,000 Don't miss this one!
GROTON #312 1BR Deluxe offering beautiful waterviews from
front door continuing on through. Newer windows in FL. room,
well maintained, immaculately clean, covered parking.

AVALON #210 2Br standard. Great unit, offering; HT/AC,
appliances less tli ar, extremely well maintained. Bright &
cheery. Fully furr el t friendly, covered parking,
exceptional value! $104,999
KENMORE 301 End unit 2br/2ba deluxe. There have been a
series of updates 3i is unit including all new windows
a/c and heating, very spacious bright & cheery. $115,000
AVALON #102 1st floor 2/2 deluxe
completely renovated. Park at front
door. Pet friendly. $119,000
KENMORE #401 End Unit -
2BR/2BA Totally furnished from
head to toe. Extremely well
maintained. Come & enjoy the park like setting with
1 of 4 Town Shores pools located in your yard.
Covered parking. Come see. $117,000
DOVER #407 1 BR Standard, well maintained,
furnished, clean as a whistle, close to clubhouse.
Pet friendly, covered parking. $89,000



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