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Title: Gabber
Uniform Title: Gabber
Portion of title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: March 12, 2009
Frequency: weekly
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Coordinates: 27.750556 x -82.708611 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
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this week...

Gulfport Library
Short Film
see page 2

Great American
Clean Up
March 21
see page 3

Seabird Sanctuary
Needs Help
see page 4

Lions Club Fish Boil
This Saturday
see page 5

All Pro Dad Day at
Williams Pier
see page 7

49th Street Photo
Contest / Exhibition
see page 8

Kenwood's Annual
Art in the Park
see page 10

Chamber Seeks
see page 11

Tuesday Morning
see page 14


since 19681


Every Thursday

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A Busy Mornina for Flaminaos

Over 800 people went on Saturday's Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes in Gulfport, making for a busy morning for
those checking attendees in. The Tour featured an eclectic blend of over a dozen Gulfport homes plus the
Seabreeze Manor Bed and Breakfast and the Peninsula Inn and Spa. Trolley's took participants from site to
site. The popular annual tour is sponsored by the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce.

Expanded Gulfport
Little League opens
New Season
By Leigh Clifton
With a police escort leading
the way, Gulfport Little League
opened the new season with style
and panache last Saturday morn-
ing, including a parade of balloon-
festooned cars, trucks and mini-
vans filled with uniformed kids
and waving parents. Even the
Gulfport Fire Department ladder
truck joined in, lending street cred
to the groups of happy youngsters
ready to start a new baseball sea-
son. With the Rec Center as ground
zero, the parade wound its way up
Beach Boulevard, across 22nd Ave
and then once around Lum Atkin-
son Field before dropping
See story, page 57

King, Henderson Win
Gulfport Elections

council member
Michele King
From Ward 2 won
re-election on
Tuesday. New-
comer Samuel
Henderson suc-
cessfully chal-
Newly elected lenged incum- Re-elected
Sam Henderson bent Mary Stull Michele King
and two others
to take the seat in Ward 4.
King received 1330 votes or 66.57% of the vote. Her
opponent Jim Greenwald received 668 votes or 33.43%
of the vote.
Henderson won with 786 votes or 39.72% of the vote.
Courtland Yarborough received 474 votes or 23.95 per-
cent. Incumbent Mary Stull took 406 votes or 20.52 % of
the vote and Pam Prell received 313 votes or 15.82%.

SPC Madrigalians
in Concert
St. Petersburg College's musical
ambassadors, the SPC Madrigalians,
will perform "Oh, Eternal Spring",
a concert of beloved musical odes
to springtime, youth and love on
Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at
the SPC Music Center, 6605 Fifth
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. The
16-voice select ensemble, under the
direction of Dr. Vernon Taranto, Jr.,
will sing a varied program which
will include gems dating back to
madrigal composer Thomas Morley

and Jacob Arcadelt through the
evergreen love songs of Rodgers and
Visit this website to hear excerpts
from The SPC Madrigalians' recent
tour of Russia, www.spcollege.
Free, although donations gratefully

Short Film/Discussion
at the Gulfport Library
Gulfport resident and artist Linda
Brassell will introduce and lead a
discussion of"In Bedwith a Mosquito",

AM ERICA LE ON Mon Sat. 10a.m. la.m.
ANDY ANDERSON POST 125 Sun. 11a.m.- 11p.m.
6440 5th Ave. So. 347-6085
FRIDAY March 13th 5.7pm SATURDAY March 14th 5-7pm
Baked or Battered Haddock, French Color Guard Dinner
Fries, Cole Slaw, Roll & Butter C B e g
$7.75 Sirloin Steak, Baked Potato, Salad,
or Veal Parm with Spaghetti, Roll & Butter Dessert
Roll & Butter $7.75 SUNDAY BREAKFAST
$6.50 8:30am 11:00am $3.50
si & Tuesday: day Night SouthernKnights
(t Karaoke ^ef Saturday Night 3 7pm 11pm

a prize-winning short documentary
film about her activist mother, at the
Gulfport Public Library at 5:30 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 18.
Betty Brassell has spent nearly
every day of her retirement-rain or
shine-protesting in the streets of
New York City (her walker recently
emblazoned with "Arrest ( i.-n.-y").
But when an injury sidelines her
from a busy schedule of protests and
vigils, Betty is homebound and finds
herself wondering how much longer
she will be able to "take it to the
This film has appeared in several
recent film festivals, winning first
prize in the short film category at the
2009 Tribeca Film Festival, and the
top prize for short documentary at
the inaugural CMJ Cine Minis Short
Film Competition. Recently shown in
New York at the Museum of Modern
Art, "In Bed With a Mosquito" is an
intimate portrait of activism and
aging in New York City.
Produced by Sarah Frank, with
music by Noisola and Mary Timony.




SGetting a tune-up and keeping your vehicle in tip-top condition
is one way you can improve fuel efficiency. Keeping tires
H properly inflated and using the recommended grade of motor
oil for your vehicle can decrease the number of stops you make
at the pump. It's important to get everything from your fluids to
your filters, to your tires checked to help you save on fuel.

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Teachers "Pow Wow"
Homeschooling? Plan to attend
a meeting on Wednesday, March
18, from 1-3 p.m. at the Gulfport
Library, 5501 28 Avenue S. Network
with other homeschooling teachers
and review new books and materials
that have been added to the Gulfport
Library to enhance your efforts. For
more information, contact Martha
Loyd at 893-1073 or Janette Flanagan
at 345-2460.

The Great American
Clean Up
Over 24 sites County-wide will be
participating in the "Cleaner and
Greener 2009" on March 21. The
City of Gulfport and Keep Pinellas
Beautiful will be hosting the
bi-annual Spring Florida Coastal
Cleanup on Saturday, March 21st
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Clam Bayou
Nature Park (49th St. S. to 19th Ave.
S. east to Miriam St.) in Gulfport.
People with non motorized vessels
(kayaks and canoes) as well as
people traveling via land based are
encouraged to sign up at the Clam
Bayou the day of the event for an
enjoyable day while lending a hand
to help keep the Bayou clean.
Free t-shirts, beverages and lunch is
provided to all dedicated volunteers.
It's a great way to enjoy being outside,
meeting your neighbors and helping
the Bayou. For more information on
the cleanup, please contact 893-1092
or 893-1067.

Shrimp Boil
Saturday, March 14, 4-8pm

A Great Tradition
Featuring: Rain or Shine
Featuring: $8.00
1/2 lb. Fresh Pell & Eat Shrimp, under 10
Homemade Hushpuppies and 1/2 price
Cole Slaw, Grtis, Coffee/ Iced Tea
AdditionalShrimp $4 b.
A Gulfport Lions Club
4630-Tifton Dr. S, Gulfport
(behind Marina & between the Yacht clubs)
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Bar & Liquors)
Verena Mon. Fri SA
Sloppy Thursday
Free Sloppy Joe's & Chips .

March 28th 9am ?

Yard Sale
to benefit food bank

For Pick-up Call Barina
or 520-6244

4807 22nd Ave. S.

Open 9am Mon. Sat.

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Get Your Gulfport Address on the
City-Wide Yard Sale Brochure!
You are just days away from the City-Wide Yard sale on Saturday, March 21
(rain date, March 22). If you have things to sell, add your Gulfport address on
the brochure. Absolute deadline to turn in your Gulfport address is March 16
by 4:30 p.m.
You can easily email your Gulfport address to or fill
out a Yard Sale form at Gulfport City Hall (2401 53 Street S.) or go to www. and go to the events page, print Yard Sale application and drop
off to Gulfport City Hall.
If you don't have your own space, you can rent a spot at the Recreation Center
at 5730 Shore Boulevard S. for $10 (Flea Market is from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. and
set up time is 7 a.m.) Several spaces are still available and will be filled on a
first come, first serve basis. Paid spots are non-refundable. Call 893-1068 for
availability. The CERT Team will be on hand selling morning and afternoon
So what are you waiting for? Brush off the stuff you haven't used in months
and make a few extra dollars for the weekend of March 21.
Additional Information:
Signs: Temporary signage will be permitted on public right of ways where
the sale is being held, as long as it does not interfere/block pedestrian/vehicle
traffic views or permanent street signs. In addition, other temporary signs
may be placed on other private property with the permission of the owner or
occupant. Please do not display signs more than 24 hours before the sale day.
Signs must be removed by 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 21.
Parking: Vehicles will be permitted to temporarily park in residential only
or resident decal required parking the day of the sale as long as they do not
interfere/block any right of ways or normal flow of traffic. All other parking
provisions under state law will be enforced. Please try not to block driveways,
park on sidewalks or park against the flow of traffic. Walking a little further
may help you find the bargain of a lifetime!

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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
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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.

Gulfport Mayor
Reimbursed Legal Fees
Gulfport mayor Michael Yakes was
reimbursed $1.014.07 for legal fees he
incurred defending himself against
an ethics charge in 2007. The city of
Gulfport has a policy in place which
allows for reimbursement of legal
expenses for elected officials if the
public official successfully defends
himself or herself against charges.
The alleged violations filed against
Yakes included doing business with
one's own agency, having conflicting
employment or a contractual
relationship with a corporation doing
business with the city, improperly
using his position to wrongfully
benefit himself or others and having
a voting conflict.
Yakes successfully defended
these complaints and the Ethics
Commission dismissed all charges
against him.
City attorney Timothy Driscoll
called the attorney fees which
Yakes submitted for reimbursement







Seabird Sanctuary
Needs Your Help
The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary's
is asking the community's help to
locate its missing bird and long
term resident, "Peeps," an American
Oyster Catcher. He accidentally
escaped from his aviary on Monday,
March 2 located at 18328 Gulf
Boulevard in Indian Shores.
He is a small black and white bird
with bright orange eyes and a long
orange skinny beak. He has pinkish
legs and an orange rehabilitation
tag on his leg. Peeps is friendly and
recognizes his name. Peeps is one
of the most recognizable birds in
the sanctuary and is popular with
hundreds of children in the area.
Peeps is habitualized and has
never been in the wild before so he
has no survival skills. He needs to
be returned to the sanctuary as soon
as possible to survive.
Please call the rescue hotline at
391-6211 or 391-2473.

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Exp. 4/1/09

Jean Hems $5
Other minor alterations
Starting at $7

50% off all Jewelry and Watches

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Shrimp Boil at
Gulfport Lions Club
The Gulfport Lions Club will
hold their second Shrimp Boil on
Saturday, March 14 from 4-8 p.m. at
their den at 4630 Tifton Drive S. in
Gulfport (right behind the marina),
rain or shine.
The menu features a great supply of
fresh peel andeat shrimp, homemade
hush puppies and cole slaw, baked
beans, cocktail sauce, coffee and iced
tea and dessert. Includes a generous
1/2 pound serving for everyone. Cost
is $8 per person, so bring the entire
family. Children under 10 eat for
half price. Additional shrimp can
be purchased at $4 per 1/2 pound.
Unfortunately this is not an all you
can eat dinner for a one time cost (as
most of their events are).
Plenty of tickets will be available at
the door or contact any of your Lion
This is a Gulfport Lions Activities
Project with all of the net proceeds
generated to be allocated to their
community outreach programs,
especially Sight First activities, as
are all of their fundraiser projects
(Spaghetti Suppers, Pancake
Breakfasts, Fish Fry, etc.).
Be a part of this popular annual
social event. If you need directions
call 321-7859 on the day of the
Their next event will be a Pancake
Breakfast on April 4.

23rd Annual Marine
Yard Sale
Eckerd College Waterfront Program
(4200 54 Avenue S. in St. Petersburg)

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Gulfport's Famous Funky Cozy
Cottage Book Shop
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will hold their 23rd Annual Marine
Yard Sale on Saturday, March 14,
from 9-12 p.m.
Event features used boats, including
a large selection of power and
sailboats and motors, will be sold
at a discounted rate, as well as all
types of accessories and electronics.
Other highlights include a raffle for
a variety of items, and refreshments
for sale. Proceeds benefit the Eckerd
College Search and Rescue (EC-SAR)
Team. All sales are final with no

Changes to Retirement
Pass Second Reading
Gulfport city council approved on
second reading changes to a city
ordinance dealing with employee
pensionplans. The changes call for an
employee contribution of 2.7 percent
of gross salary and an increase of the
multiplier to 2 percent. Additionally,
the changes call for the elimination of
the city of Gulfport's administrative
services director from the General
Employee Pension Plan Board of

Trustees and replacing that position
on the board with a member of the
Council passed the measure on first
reading on February 17, 2009. With
passage of second reading, it now
goes into effect immediate.

Sale into the Nautical
Flea Market
Interested in unloading some
nautical equipment or searching
for cool nautical gear? Well, look no
further as the City of Gulfport Marina
is hosting their yearly Nautical Flea
Market on Saturday, March 21 from
7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gulfport Municipal
Marina, 4630 29 Avenue S. This will
be right across the street from the
Clam Bayou Cleanup which is held
on the same day from 10 a.m. to
1 p.m.
Cost for a 10x10 space is $10, so
sign up now as space is limited. Slip
renters are free. Please bring your
own table. For more information,
contact Harbormaster, Denis Frain
at 893-1071.

Upen Mon.- Sat. 11am Sun. 12 noon

Tuesday, March 17th
Traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage
red skinned potatoes, rye bread
Corned Beef Sandwiches
S.Cold Beer FREE

Live Music by: Draf Beer
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Live Performances by:/ /

St. Petersburg Pipes & Drums

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PSTA GO Cards first time the card is used. Regular
fare available only, $20.
Available at City Hall You can also choose the 31 day
The City of Gulfport is now a PSTA unlimited ride GO Card, valid for
GO Card location. The GO cards 31 consecutive days of unlimited
can be used on PSTA buses and the rides, beginning the first time the
new Gulfport/ St. Pete Beach Trolley card is used. Regular Fare is $55 and
Looper. There are various cards reduced fare $35.
that you can choose from to fit your And for youth, 18 and younger,
transportation needs. use the Platinum Pass. Valid for 7
If you are looking to go out for one consecutive days of unlimited rides
day only, you can choose the Daily beginning from the first time the
unlimited ride GO card which is valid card is used. Youth Fare $12.50.
for one day of unlimited rides. The To receive reduced fare rates, proper
Regular fare is $4 and the reduced ID is required:
fare is $2. For Youth, they must have a School
Also available is the 7-day unlimited Student ID or Government-issued
ride GO card, valid for 7 consecutive Photo ID showing age. (Note: ID is
days of unlimited rides beginning the required for middle and high school

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Board Certified Podiatric Surgeon 5
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Now Curves works for you,

your budget and your community.

There's never been a better time to join than during our Curves
Food Drive. Our 30-minute circuit works every major muscle group
so you can burn up to 500 calories. It's good for everyone.

*Food or cash donation required to local load bankdelermnned by club. 0freI based on first visit enrollment.
minimum 12 m0.i dle f t. program New members only. Nt valid with any their fler. Valid ony at
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age riders). This is valid for the
Platinum pass.
For seniors 65 and older, they need
either a PSTA Special Citizen ID or
Government-issued ID showing age.
This is valid for the Reduced Daily
and 31 Day GO Cards.
Medicare Cardholders (Card issued
by Federal Government), they need
an original Red/White/Blue Medicare
Card. This is valid for the Reduced
Daily and 31 Day GO Cards.
Disabled (Qualifying disability
verified via application process).
This is valid for the Reduced Daily
and 31 Day GO Cards.
PSTA Youth ID Card to show
eligibility for discounted fares
All of the above are qualified for
reduced cash fare.
Gulfport City Hall location is 2401
53 Street S. in Gulfport. Lists of bus
routes are available at City Hall.
Cash payments only are accepted for
all go cards. For more information,
call 893-1000. To obtain special PSTA
Photo ID, call the PSTA InfoLine at

Yappy Hour to Benefit
Pet Pal Animal Shelter
Pet Pal Animal Shelter, a no-kill,
non-profit shelter in St. Pete will
hold a Yappy Hour on March 12 from
5-7:30 p.m. at The Nature of Art
Gallery Adventures in Bradyville,
1100 Fourth Street N., Suite 101 in
St. Pete.
Offers adoptable pets from www. Admission
is free. Bring your pups! Event
features silent auction, (art, jewelry,
photography), refreshments and door
prizes. Call 821-6700.

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or 727-384-1361
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Book Discussion Group
The next meeting of the 'Book Nook
Club" will be held on Thursday,
March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the GFWC
St. Petersburg Woman's Club on 40
Snell Isle Boulevard N.E. The book
to be discussed is "The Red Tent"
by Anita Diamont. Club member
Andi Barlow will lead the discussion.
Guests are welcome to join us for a
pleasant evening at our historic club
For further information on this
gathering, monthly meetings,
Saturday Group and other diverse
activities which include art and craft
workshops, monthly excursions,
weekly sewing group and card games
please call 822-4982.

Vendors Sought for
Seafood Festival
Volunteers along with retail and food
vendors are being sought for 22nd
Street South's 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 wanted.
For details and registration contact
22nd Street Redevelopment office
at 455-5130 or go online to www.

All-Pro Dad Day
at Williams Pier
Every year in Gulfport, kids and
their dads have a special day to hang
out while they cast out with their

fishing poles and hope to catch the
big one. That day is All-Pro Dad Day
on Saturday, March 28 from 8 a.m. to
1 p.m. at Williams Pier on the corner
of Shore Boulevard S. and 54 Street
All-Pro Dad is a national charity
featuring NFL players, coaches, and
alumni, who speak on the importance
of fatherhood, and incorporates a
monthly gathering of fathers and
their kids with the simple purpose
of growing closer and making a
strong parent/child bond. For more
information, call 893-2643. The
national website is www.AllProDad.

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Science Center Executive Director Retires

Metlrea science center Executive ulrector susan uoraon ana current science center
Treasurer David Green stand in front of a mural honoring the Space Shuttle Columbia,
which disintegrated upon re-entry into Earth's atmosphere over Texas February 1, 2003.
Says Gordon, "We can teach these kids the hows and whys this disaster happened and
encourage them to study the engineering and science necessary so that it never happens
again. The Science Center has programs that encourage young minds to think 'what if' and
not, 'I can't.' The possibilities are endless."

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Enter Photography
With a top prize of $300, the
St. Petersburg-Gulfport 49th Street
South Business Association (So49)
announces a not-to-be-missed
photography exhibition and judging
for all skill and age levels sponsored
by Tampa-based Florida Museum of
Photographic Arts (FMoPA). Judges
are Jim De Mauro, FMoPA assistant
director, and Steven Gregory, 2006
Photographer Laureate (www.
Entries are due by April 6; exhibition
and awards evening is Saturday,
April 11 at the Back Door Theater,
4919 17 Avenue S. at 49th Street
S. in Gulfport. Entries are required
to be shots of subjects within the
So49 district, a wonderfully diverse
residential, business, and light
industrial area.
Supporting So49's neighborhood
outreach mission, Mr. De Mauro
conducts a workshop for beginners
and advanced photographers on
Sunday, March 15 from noon to
2 p.m. at the Back Door Theater
All forms of photography are
encouraged from film to digital;
Polaroid to video stills; single use
disposals to camera phones.
Entry forms with submittal
requirements are at www.so49.
org or by calling the Association's
secretary, Walt Dill at 323-3455.
Sponsorships are available for $100
in cash or merchandise. Interested
sponsors should call Mr. Dill to
secure award slots.




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County Commissioners
Seek Public Input
Facing an $85 million reduction in
the general fund, the Pinellas County
Board of County Commissioners
is asking residents to bring their
budget ideas to the table.
The meetings, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.,
will be held Monday, March 23 at
Osceola High School, 9751 98 Street
N., Seminole and on Thursday,
March 26 at Gibbs High School, 850
34 Street S., St. Petersburg.
The meetings are designed to give
residents a chance to learn more
about the county budget and the
services that the county commission
provides to residents county-wide.
Parks such as Fort DeSoto are
county-owned and operated, as are
many roads and bridges. Health
and Human Services provides
programs to help the indigent, and
Animal Services provides assistance
throughout the county. There are
many more areas that the county
is involved in providing residents,
those who live within municipal
boundaries and those who live in
unincorporated areas.
At the meetings, individuals can
bring their questions and ideas to
individual commissioners, the county
administrator and assistant county
administrators. A questionnaire is
provided so that ideas and priorities
on services and programs can be
collected. Residents are then afforded
the opportunity to speak publicly for
three minutes.
The Pinellas County Board of
County Commissioners plans to

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cut 20 percent from its overall
general fund for fiscal year 2010,
which begins October 1 and runs
through September 30, 2010. This
is necessary to meet the current
challenges resulting from the
national economic downturn and to
plan for the continuation of reduced
revenues in the county.
The sharp decrease in county
revenue reflects the national
economic crisis, local reductions in
real estate values and property tax
caps. Commissioners are currently
involved in the process of setting
priorities on the county services and

programs. Knowing that it cannot
continue to provide the current level
of service, the commission wants to
know the community's priorities.
The feedback provided at the public
meetings and through other public
outreach efforts will be used in the
decision-making process as the
budget is resized. The goal is to offer
core services, which will be delivered
in a consistent, predictable and
reliable manner.
For more information, call 464-
3000 or go to www.pinellascounty.

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

6440 5th Avenue South 347-6085


Disston Plaza
Corner of
38th Ave. N.
and 49th Street

Gulfport city council candidate Jim Greenwald, right, and supporters Al and Cindy Davis,
left, do some last minute campaigning on Tuesday during the elections. Greenwald and
friends took the golf cart around to various polling places throughout the day. Despite
these valiant last minute efforts, Greenwald lost the election to incumbent Michele King

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11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat: 12 noon-5 p.m.

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Historic Kenwood's 2nd
Annual Art in the Park
The Historic Kenwood Neighborhood
is hosting a day of Fun and Funky Art
in their beautiful park at Third Avenue
N. and 29th Street in St. Petersburg
on Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. Local artists will be exhibiting
in an open air festival set around
a Craftsman style Pavilion. There
will be a variety of art on display for
purchase including painting, pottery,
glass, photography, jewelry and mixed
media. Come discover local artists all
while supporting a good cause, Youth
Art Corps of Pinellas County. The
featured artist is potter, Dianne F.
Caton. Some of the artists included
are Russell Smart, Mary Ellen Miller,
Coralette Damme, Barbara Lewis,
Stephanie Evans, Patti Holcombe,
Susan Donathan, David Smith, Boo
Ehrsam, Kathleen Bara, Eric Fisher,
Nung Bedell, Curtis Sneary and
many others. There will be a raffle of
art items donated by well known local
artists including Charlie Parker. This
is a free event open to the public and
kid friendly.

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.

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 on programs
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.

"On Golden Pond"
Opens Friday
St. Petersburg Little Theatre
presents "On Golden Pond" March
13-19. Directed by David Middleton,

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well known actors Ron Zietz and
Elaine Coffin bring richness and
depth to this beautifully written
show. Take a moment out of your
busy schedule and spend time at the
cabin on Golden Pond. This play will
resonate and make you smile.
Ethel and Norman have returned
to their summer home on Golden
Pond, as they have for the last 44
years, but this year will be different.
A new face is about to change the old
routine; enter inspiration and the

exasperation of youth. Norman is in
for an adventure.
Don't miss this funny and endearing
show. Show times are Friday and
Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and
Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Call the
box office for tickets a nd information
at 866-1973. Tickets are $20 adults
and $10 students. Website: www. The theatre is located just
off 275 at 4025 31 Street S. in St.


Unitarian Universalist
United Fellowship
5721 Central Ave.
Tired of being told what to believe? We are
a lay led Fellowship guided by truth and
reason. We invite you to discover
Unitarian Universalism with us.
Discussion 10:15 AM
Program 11:00 AM

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 Church Offers
St. Patrick's Day Dinner
In celebration of Pilgrim Child
Development Center's 40th
Anniversary, Pilgrim Congregational
Church, 6315 Central Avenue in St.
Petersburg will offer a St. Patrick's
Day dinner on March 17 between 4:30
and 6:30 p.m. Menu includes corned
beef or ham and cabbage dinner with
carrots, red potatoes, bread, beverage
and St. Patty's cake for $7.50 single

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 benefit Food Pantry
Food Pantry is Open
1st & 3rd Sundays
from: 10 am to 12:30 pm
St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church
3747 34th St. South St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Places o Worship

Spread the Word about your Place
of Worship in this special
section or the Gabber.
Open to all Religious
Organizations, run ads
forjust $18 weely* and Press
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and $14 a couple. A hot dog meal is
available for children which includes
chips, carrot sticks, fruit cup, beverage
and cake for $3 (10 years and under).
There will be face painting and a few
games for children as well. Advance
tickets are required as tickets are
limited. Call 347-1226 or 347-1227
for more information or to make
When Pilgrim Child Development
Center opened in 1969, it was the first
desegregated preschool in Pinellas
County. Pilgrim has continued
diversity over the years by serving
children from many countries around
the world including Cambodia,
Lithuania, Germany, India, Czech
Republic, Morocco, Haiti and more.
Pilgrim is accredited by A.P.P.L.E.
It is rated a Gold Seal Center by the
State of Florida. It accepts children
from two through pre-K and is a State
of Florida Certified VPK provider.

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

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

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Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965
for more information on placing your ad in this special section


Lighthouse Service at
Tradewinds Church
Tradewinds Christian Church,
6740 Park Street S., So. Pasadena
will hold a Candlelight Service on
Wednesday, March 18 from 7-8 p.m.
The evening will be filled with praise
and fellowship. Coffee and dessert
will be served. Child Care will be
provided. Call 344-1501 for more

St. Vincent's Offers
Lenten Series
St. Vincent's Episcopal Church, 5441
Ninth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg is
holding a Lenten series entitled "The
Healing Process". Join them for soup,
salad and bread every Wednesday at
6 p.m. until Easter for fellowship and
study. Bring a bible and notebook.
Also on Fridayas at 6 p.m. they offer
a moving service entitled "Stations of
the Cross". Plan to attend and bring
a friend.

Toolbox of Recovery
A free workshop using a unique and
highly effective "Toolbox of Recovery"
for coping with depression, addictions


Welcomes You
Sunday Worship ............................ 10:30 a.m.
Trlflc Tuesday ............... 3:30-5:00 p.m.

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and codependency will be held on
March 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
Grace Lutheran Church, 4301 16
Street N. (corner of Haines Road and
16 Street) in St. Petersburg.
Recovery issues will include
re-valuing our self-worth,
communication in relationships
and a special segment devoted to
understanding and processing anger.
For reservations call Les or Sandi at
822-3480 or email

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

First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport

r Hearts Sunday Mornings
Minds Sunday School 9:15a
Doors Traditional Serv. 10:30a
Fellowship for all 11:30a
S "p ,t Wednesday Evenings
Dinner (Reserv.) 6:00p
Faith Plugged In for
0I all Contemporary 7:00p

Schedule of Worship
Sunday Worship
8:00AM & 10:00AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM



In the Sanctuary this Sunday
9:00 am Direct Connection Contemporary
with Sign Language Interpretation
and 11:00 am Traditional
"Rev. Sidney Tompkins preaching
(Rev. Reeb preeb preaching revival in Ocala)
In Quest of a Kingdom
10:00 a.m. Classes Available for All Ages.
227 70th Street S. (2nd Ave. S. at Pasadena Ave.) St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Phone 727-381-2499

Florida Antiquarian
Book Fair
The 28th Annual Florida
Antiquarian Book Fair, the oldest
and largest antiquarian book fair
in the Southeast, returns to the
St. Petersburg's historic Coliseum
(535 Fourth Avenue N.) March
13-15. Event features more than
116 dealers from all over the United
States and Canada. In addition
to books and manuscripts from as
early as the 1300s, there will be
books and paper collectibles of all
kinds available for sale, including:
modern fiction, Florida history,
travel and exploration, fine bindings,
poetry, cooking, military history,
Americana, the classics, art books,
religion, illustrated books and much
more. You'll find books about every
conceivable topic as well as maps,
prints, ephemera, autographs and
other paper collectibles. Visit www.
The Florida Antiquarian Book
Fair runs Friday from 5:30-9 p.m.;
Saturday, 10-5 p.m. and Sunday
from 11-4 p.m. Admission is $10

Friday, good for the entire weekend;
Saturday's tickets are $6 per day
or $10 for the weekend; Sunday's
tickets are $6 for the day. Admission
is free for children 12 and under,
as well as or students with valid
identification. Parking is also free.
The St. Petersburg Public Library
benefits from ticket sales.

Tuesday Morning
Got Nuts? Check out the Tuesday
Morning Market on Beach Blvd. in
Gulfport every Tuesday, year round!
Fresh Vegetables, plants, and local
artists set up on the sidewalk paver's
from 9-3 p.m. Free Parking! Pet and
family friendly.
Vendors can download the
application at
For more information call 343-5962.

City Power
Toastmasters Club 911
City Power Toastmasters Club
meets every Wednesday from 12:05

p.m. to 12:55 p.m. at the Municipal
Services Complex Building, One
Fourth Street N., Room 600, 6th
floor. Guests are always welcome.
For more information please call

Box Tops for Education
American Legion Post 125 is
collecting box tops for education
for Hamilton Disston School. Box
tops are found on such products
as Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green
Giant, Yoplait, Huggies, Ziploc,
Hefty, Cheerios, Nature Valley,
Cottonelle and Total. Each box top
is worth 10 cents toward such things
as computers, books, playground
equipment, etc. Drop them at the
Legion, 6440 Fifth Avenue S. in St.
Petersburg. Visit boxtops4education.
com for more information.

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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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.
March classes include: "Knots"
March 17, "Weather" March 24, and
"Your Boats Radio" March 31.
Cost is $36 for 13 weeks andincludes
a new 400-page manual. Call Jim at
360-4846, or Warren at 321-7801, or
Phil at 865-2226.

2nd Mile Recovery
Meetings promote growth in Christ
and recovery from addictions. Open
to all those affected by addiction
whether individually afflicted or
burdened with someone who is.
Meetings will be held Tuesdays at
5:30 p.m. at Tradewinds Church
located at 6740 Park Street S., So.
Pasadena. Call 344-1501 for more

Free Phones for
The Deaf and Hearing Connection
recently announced the addition of
several new telephones, ttys and
captioned telephones available
through its no charge equipment
distribution program. Deaf and
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telephones and related equipment at
who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/
blind or speech-impaired.
This telecommunications access
program is funded by a surcharge
currently on all Florida telephone
consumers' bills. Equipment is
available by appointment Monday
through Friday at the Deaf and
Hearing Connection's main office
located at 7821 Seminole Boulevard
in Seminole or at satellite locations
throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough

counties. For a complete list of
distribution locations or to schedule
an appointment, call 727-399-9983
(Voice) or 727-399-9422 (TTY).
The Deaf and Hearing Connection,
Tampa Bay's only non-profit hearing
center, also offers free hearing
screenings by appointment, low cost
hearing aids, cleaning and repairs.
The Deaf and Hearing Connection
specializes in communication access
for deaf, hard of hearing or late
deafened people.

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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

Drive Someone Happy
Transportation is one of the biggest
challenges for seniors. Becoming
a passenger rather than a driver
can be difficult for older drivers
and their families. Many Pinellas
County seniors are living alone and
are too frail to shop or drive to a
medical appointment. Now seniors

who can no longer drive can get easy
access to transportation through the
Neighborly Care Network EZride
If you have a few hours Tuesday
through Saturday between
8 a.m. and 6 p.m. you could help
improve someone's life in your own
neighborhood and make a real
difference. Volunteers are matched
with seniors close to where they live
or work. using your own vehicle,
transportation is provided to doctor
appointments, grocery shopping or
errands. Reimbursement for gas is
You can start helping those in need
today by calling Pat Hazell at 573-
9444, ext. 291.

Town Shores
Red Hatters
Their March Bunko game will be
held on Friday, March 20 from 1-3
p.m. in the clubhouse lounge. The
committee would appreciate if you
would call Petie at 343-6450, Julie
at 343-6587 or Judy at 344-7558 to
March 25 is the date for their first
fashion show sponsored by Bon Worth
to be held in the clubhouse lounge at
1 p.m. Their Red Hat members will
be modeling. Check out what's new
for this spring! Special desserts and
beverages will be provided for only
$3. They will also have a few prizes
to give away to lucky members.
For more information and to make
reservations call Petie at 343-6450 or
Julie at 343-6587.



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Celebration of Life

There will be a Celebration of
Life for Sally Gillogly on Satur-
day, March 21, 2009, at 2 p.m. at
Gulfport on the Rocks, 5413 Shore
Boulevard S.

Gulfport Garden ,
1 & Bird Club'
By Barbara Dye
The program on March 12 is the
ever-popular tour of local gardens.
Arrangements have been made
with some friends and neighbors
to peek into their gardens to see
the many creative ways they have
developed their landscapes.
Please meet at the Gulfport
Labyrinth, 5001 20 Avenue S.
at 9:45 a.m. for a map. We can
experience the Labyrinth and tour
the Blue Berry Patch. (For those
who carpool, it might be best to
leave cars at the Hickman Theater
parking lot). After the tour, Dolly
Tickell has graciously offered her
home for light snacks or you may
have lunch on your own. Dolly's
address is 5702 23 Avenue S. in
This outing is free to Gulfport
Garden Club members; however,
there will be a $5 charge for
guests. The fee will include a one-
year membership in the Gulfport
Garden & Bird Club as well as the
garden tour. Please come join us on
March 12 for a delightful morning!

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Gulfport Whys
Have you got a question?
E-mail your request to
By Cathy Salustri
Q: What's the status of Gulfport's economic stimulus request?
A: First some history: in December the city of Gulfport, at the urging of
the Florida League of Cities (FLC), submitted a list of approximately 20 "wish
list" items to the FLC, who in turn submitted these items to the federal gov-
ernment. The city and the FLC hope that they will get a chunk of President
Obama's stimulus package.
According to interim city manager Jim O'Reilly the federal government is
funneling the money through state and county governments. So how far down
on the food chain does Gulfport sit? The Pinellas County Metropolitan Plan-
ning Organization (MPO) included Gulfport's requests in their requests.
The MPO ranked these rank t requests, O'Reilly said, and the MPO ranked Gulf-
port's Tangerine Parkway Multi-Use Trail nine out of 58 qualified county-wide
"City staff," O'Reilly said "awaits further information as to the funding level
to be provided and of the number of Pinellas County projects to be funded."
On a related note, the Gulfport Police Department qualified to submit a
COPS grant application, funding included in the Public Safety portion of the
stimulus plan.
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Mainsail Arts Festival
Seeking Volunteers
The 34th Annual Mainsail Arts
Festival seeks volunteers to assist
during the two-day show to be held
in Vinoy Park, on St. Petersburg's
downtown waterfront April 18 and
19. Volunteers are needed to fill 2
1/2-hour shifts between 9 a.m. and
7 p.m. on Saturday and between
10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Each year hundreds of volunteers
contribute thousands of hours of
their time to produce the juried arts
and entertainment event. One of
Florida's most prestigious outdoor
art festivals, Mainsail is ranked by
Sunshine Artist Magazine among
the "100 Best" fine art shows in the
nation. The Mainsail Arts Festival
features 250 artists from across the
nation exhibiting their finest original
art work, top name entertainment
both days, the Young at ARt student
show, Kids Create art tent, and a
"culinary arts" food court, attracting
more than 90,000 visitors.
Volunteer assignments include
selling beverages, souvenir t-shirts
and posters on April 18 and 19. If
you wish to help, please call Ann
Vickstrom, volunteer coordinator, at
823-0739. The volunteer application
participation form is also available
online at www.mainsailartsfestival.
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confirmation of their assigned date
and time.
Mainsail is co-sponsored by the
city of St. Petersburg, The St.
Petersburg Times, Junior League
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Todd Sickler, power boater from Tennessee and part-time St. Pete resi-
dent: "I can't begin to second guess what happened out there to those guys. I do
think that a 21 foot boat was too small for four large football players. I have a 19 ft.
boat and I never take it offshore. If you plan on going offshore and you have enough
money for bait, expensive reels and gas, then you should have enough money to
buy an EPIRB or some other tracking device and proper flotation devices and a
good radio in case you run into trouble. I've been a boater all my life and I will
never go out without checking on all my safety equipment. My theory is that maybe
they had anchored and tried to lift the anchor when the weather began to go south.
Maybe one of them couldn't pull the anchor up by himself, so another went over
to help him. That sudden shift of weight on one side, combined with rough waves
could have easily swamped them. I think it got really bad really fast for them. They
just got caught unaware and the weather just kept getting worse as the day went
on. Obviously something must have gone really wrong because they had been out
there most of the day and were fine."

Bruce Bingham, Sailor/Cruiser, St. Pete: I..-i of the boating world knew about
that gale by Wednesday of that week. It was on every news cast that there was a cold
front coming in and to expect some big weather. If those guys had known what the
weather was going to be like, then maybe they just thought that they could handle it.
I think a 21 foot boat is too small to go out 50 miles, even if the weather is clear. With
those guys, they might not have had enough chain and line for their anchor. If there
isn't enough chain, the boat will drag and that makes it very hard to pull up anchor.
They may have been caught in a trough with the waves and got turned beam to the
sea. That would have surely swamped them. I just can't understand why if they knew
the weather was getting bad, why they didn't turn and make a run for it. If it gets too
rough to fish, it's time to turn around and get home."

Craig Smith, boat repair and sailor: "It's really hard to say. I make my living on
boats and I've talked to a lot of people about this accident. Quite often, a failure to
SII properly respect Mother Nature is a prelude to an incident like this. Personally, I
would never go that far out in the Gulf on a 21 foot boat, especially a center-console.
They're not designed for open water; they're more like a flats boat or an inshore fish-
ing boat in calm water. A center-console has no protection. There's no place to get in
out of the weather. As boaters, we always watch the weather; we all knew that the
cold front was coming and that the weather was going to turn. When people go out
on a boat, they must know the limitations of their boat and the limitations of their
equipment. That day was probably not a good day to go out. By the time they realized
how bad it got, it was too late. It's really a shame and a needless loss of life."

Josie Longo, Licensed Boat Captain and Sailing Instructor, St. Pete: "I'm a
licensed boat captain and sailing instructor in Gulfport and I always stress safety first.
I think that maybe these guys knew some bad weather was coming but didn't pay at-
tention to it. Nature can turn on you and you need to boat defensively at all times.
Once you get three miles off shore, cell phones don't work. So part of your safety equip-
ment needs to be a radio. Once these guys got swept overboard, they were instantly
in trouble. Ingesting even a few swallows of salt water can impair your mental capa-
bilities which can lead to bad judgment. It can also make you delirious, which would
explain what the survivor told authorities; that the guys in the water weren't making
any sense and were speaking gibberish. I also think that a boat that small wasn't right
for the weather conditions. Most people don't realize that if you capsize, go in the wa-
ter and your body temperature goes down to 95, just three degrees, hypothermia will
set in. Combine that with swallowing salt water and you can get into major trouble
very quickly. There's nothing scarier than imagining a boat sailing away from you or
watching it sink in front of you. You're just helpless. It's just a sad, tragic story."

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One Man's Opinion
Dear Editor: Many times we sit
by and complain but never voice our
concerns to the right people. Election
time is here and a lot of complainers
will not get out and vote. They
complain about everything under
the sun, but when it counts they sit
back and do nothing. Thus I write
to you about a few concerns that I
have and through this, I will tell the
right people, the readers of this fine
Item one in the last city council
meeting the Mayor had to ask for
and rightfully so, reimbursement for
defending himself against baseless
allegations brought against him
during his last election. Convenient
as it was and carefully orchestrated
one week before the election his
opposition tried to undo a wonderful
career of a devoted public servant
to the citizens of Gulfport. Thank
you, ethics committee for seeing
this allegation for what it was -
baseless. My point here though is
that taxpayer funds were spent
to correct the outrageous wrong.
I ask this council to now right this
wrong, by directing the attorney
to seek through the courts system
reimbursement for those funds
spent from the individuals that are
responsible. It is time to stop this
practice of not doing anything and
see the monies that are now due the
citizens and taxpayers of Gulfport.
Another item that I have a bone
to pick with is that certain citizens
believe that they have a right to
overwhelm our staff, the clerk's office
for one, by asking for document after
document. One such citizen stood
before the council and complained
because she did not get it right then

and the records will refle
when she stated that if th
office does not respond mor
that a lawsuit is being con
That type of threat in the ey
law could be considered as e:
and that is outrageous.
Finally to the council it
that we, the citizens, bri
compensation into the 21st
You are way underpaid for
you have to put up with. So I
as I did four years ago to con:
pay scales of the cities our
raise your compensation.
knows you deserve it. You
are underpaid.

Suspicious Annexa
Dear Editor: We liv
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County that Gulfport ha
trying to annex for ye
message from the reside
always been that we have n
to be annexed by anyone
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very nice community, witl
activities and wonderful peo
problem is with the addition
and the local city councils, w
to think that tax money is
and they are not very res
when it comes to spending n
A case in point is th
authorization by Gulfpor
council to spend $24,450
to Beth Rawlings, Inc. to
an outreach program to
us that annexation is in
interests. Ms. Rawlings was
paid by the city to do
survey to determine if we w
interested. Ms. Rawlings
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"ct that, on following up on it? So if the
e clerks figure was more like 25%, then Ms.
e timely Rawlings would not be receiving any
sidered. more money.
es of the I am not saying that her results
extortion, were exaggerated, but I know that
the person who called me regarding
is time the survey was very pushy, and was
ng your annoyed when I insisted that I did
century. not even want to learn more about
all that it. Just the fact that the deal looks
ask you suspicious should have occurred to
side the the city council.
size and I just believe that this was a waste
Heaven of Gulfport's tax money, and the
all five outcome, if it comes down to a vote,
will be the same as it has been for
Phil Reed years, "No, thanks". The residents
of Gulfport, who do pay taxes to the
city, should be outraged. I know
tion I would be, and that is why I will
continue to vote no to annexation.
e in an Dee Kwiatkowski
as been
ars. The
nts has Candidates' Forum
to desire Dear Editor: I'm a little surprised
e. Please by a couple things I just read in
ort is a this week's (March 5-March 11)
Slots of Gabber. As you are generally always
ple. The correctly unbiased, it is just a little
lal taxes of a concern to me.
'ho seem Your article on the Candidate's
endless Forum quotes CourtlandYarborough
ponsible as saying he worked for a company
noney. that told Sears to sell Coldwell
recent Banker and Allstate Insurance. The
t's city article indicates that Courtland
provide Yarborough was 18 in 1981 when
convince Sears bought Coldwell Banker. I
our best think your article is a bit misleading
already as it infers that Yarborough wasn't
a phone oldenough to work for a companythat
ere even was involved in the sale of Coldwell
claims Banker, Allstate, etc. Please see the
wanted article below that I found on Ask.
it seem com after I typed in the question
When did Sears sell Coldwell
Banker?". Sears actually sold
Coldwell banker in 1993.
I'm also surprised that you didn't
S follow through on Yarborough's
S accusations against Henderson
About partisan politics. Apparently
it has some merit as Pam Prell also
Addressed the issue on her website
S and made the same accusation.
e Margarete Tober

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Letters (con't.)

The Trojan RV
Dear Editor: Does anyone remem-
ber the story of the Trojan horse?
The Greeks ultimately triumphed
when they devised a ruse a giant
hollow wooden horse. The Trojans
accepted the horse as a peace of-
fering. A Greek spy, convinced the
Trojans the horse was a gift despite
the warnings of it's citizens.
Thinking they had won the war the
Trojans celebrated their victory with
much wine and dancing, so when the
Greeks emerged from the horse, the
city was in a drunken stupor. The
Greek warriors then opened the city
gates to allow the rest of the army
access and the city was ruthlessly
pillaged all the men were killed
and all the women and children tak-
en into slavery.
Fast forward to modern day
Gulfport. The City of Gulfport just
received an RV as a gift. And while
the gift is a wonderful gesture I have
to wonder... why? Why does the city
of Gulfport, a city of 14,000 people,
need or even want an RV? Can we
rent it to citizens for vacations? Can
we sell it and add the money to ever-
diminishing coffers? From experi-
ence I know the expense of main-
taining a recreational vehicle is

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burdensome, at best. Why wasn't it
given to one of the many other orga-
nizations that are in need of dona-
tions like this and have the reputa-
tion of maintaining them or using
them wisely? Why wasn't it donated
in the state that the RV is registered
in? It appears the trickery of Odys-
seus still works in modern times.
Fair citizens of Gulfport be advised,
the gate has been opened and the
horse is here. Does anyone else hear
hoof beats?
Kurt Zuelsdorf

Thanks and Pride
from Get Rescued
Dear Editor: The coordinators of
Get Rescued...In Gulfport would like
to thank the Gabber for the positive
press in your last edition (March
February 28 was a truly magical
day where groups of people came to-
gether, in our beautiful city, to show
a tremendous amount of support for
over 40 animal rescue groups. On
that day approximately 50 dogs and
cats found their way into new homes
with many more awaiting their final
destination. These actions don't only
change the fate of the animals but
change the lives of those who bring
them into their home.
Four trucks were filled with do-
nated pet food, at an estimate of
3,500 pounds and every morsel was
distributed that same day. This cer-
tainly shows what a group of kind
individuals can do when they come
together, one bag at a time, to make
a difference.
Lastly, I personally would like to
thank our city leaders for the oppor-
tunity to hold this very worthwhile
event, our City Manager and his tre-
mendously kind and courteous staff,

our merchants and most of all, the
citizens of Gulfport. I love living in
Gulfport because it is such a beauti-
ful little piece of heaven but I possi-
bly love living here because the peo-
ple are so wonderful and gracious.
Gulfport had guests from as far away
as Lake City, Jacksonville, Orlando,
Port Charlotte and beyond on that
day. Each individual was amazed by
what they saw and promised to re-
turn over and over again.
It 'takes a village' to make a differ-
ence in the world and I am so proud
of our big, little village of Gulfport.
Lynda Shehan

Neighborhood Crime
Watch Needs You
Dear Editor: The reason I'm
writing to you is because I'm
interested in starting a crime watch
for the city of Gulfport. I have gotten
a very positive response to the idea
from the mayor a city officials. As
all your readers are aware there has
been an increase in home burglaries
and other crimes in our area. It's
time that we take our community
back. We all should be able to pitch
in and patrol our area and keep
these criminals at bay. The biggest
challenge we face is to get citizens
from our community to volunteer.
I know things are tough out there
with the economy and gas prices.
Just remember the Gulfport police is
doing a great job with the available
personnel of 29 officers and trying
to secure another officer soon. They
need our help. If you are interested in
joining the neighborhood crime watch
please leave your name and phone
number on my answering machine at
727-289-9754 or ask for David.
David A Molodecki

Letters to the Editor
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Letters must be typedin upper andlower case on plain white paper or emailed to One letter per author every four weeks.
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The views and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily rep-
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What to Expect in a
Divorce Proceeding
(Part 2)
( h I I, u- canbegivenexclusively
to one spouse, or you can share joint
custody. In most cases, one parent
has sole custody and the children
live with that parent. The other
parent usually has visitation rights
and takes the children on weekends,
holidays, or vacations. In certain
circumstances, the parties may agree
or the court may order joint physical
custody where the children spend
time living with both parents on a
regular basis. Frequently, spouses
share responsibility for important
decisions affecting their children,
such as choosing schools and medical
If you are unable to agree on
custody, the court will award it based
on considerations such as parental
fitness, the preferences ofthe children,
and their age and sex. A party who
later wants a change in custody must
show that conditions have changed
and that a new arrangement is in the
best interest of the children.
Spousal support is called alimony
or maintenance. Either you or your
spouse may be entitled to spousal
support depending on your income
and property, your standard of

living, your financial needs, and
the circumstances leading to the
divorce. If you and your spouse are
unable to agree on support, a judge
will decide who should pay it, how
much is to be paid, and how long it
will continue. The judge may award
spousal support until the receiving
spouse is self supporting or until
death or remarriage of the receiving
You and your spouse are both
responsible for the support of your
children. If you cannot agree on
the proportion of support between
you, the Court will apportion the
responsibility based on custody, your
incomes, financial resources and
other obligations.
In some cases, you and your spouse
may go back to Court in later years
to ask the judge to increase or reduce
spousal or child support. However,
you must be able to show that there
has been a change in financial
resources or need.
In our next article we will discuss
dividing property, debts and taxes in
a dissolution of marriage proceeding.
by Robert J. Myers, Esq.
Robert J. Myers is managing attor-
ney of the Estate and Trust Division
of Maney & Gordon, P.A., located at
1135 Pasadena Ave. So., Ste. 140, St.
Petersburg, FL. The telephone number
is 727-347-5131. Mr. Myers welcomes
calls regarding this article and other
related legal topics. This column out-
lines general legal principles and is
not intended to give you legal advice.
If you have a specific question about
the law, please consult an attorney.

South Pasadena
Book Swap
The City of South Pasadena will
hold a book swap on Tuesdays and
Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday through Friday in the
Cultural Arts Room at City Hall,
7047 Sunset Drive S. Call 347-4171
for more information.

Want to Join the Band?
If you have never played an
instrument or did in the past but are
out of practice, now is your chance
to join a "New Horizons Band" at
Eckerd College.
There are presently over 100 of
these bands around the country
especially designed for musicians or
"would be" musicians over 50 years
of age. The program's message is
simple: you are never too old to play
an instrument."
Contact the band director, David
Irwin, at 864-7968 or irwinDE@ for further information.

Adult Dance Class
A new dance class for adults is forming
at the Gulfport Recreation Center.
This class is fit for all experience
levels. Warm up safely, feel good, and
move to rhythmic music. First half
of class is release, lengthening, and
strengthening. Second half is a simple
combination based on class exercises
and fluid movements across the floor
together. Classes are held on Tuesday
evenings, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $7
per class or $25 for four classes. Please
call John 893-1079 or Sarah 510-7231
to be added to the interest list. Start
date to be announced.

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Presidential Promises
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to keep watch over the kind and
number of campaign promises kept
versus broken. That is the purpose
of almost every other column.
There is, however, one presiden-
tial promise that is relevant to this
space: that of a new dog for the first
Back in November, Barack Obama
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themselves living in the White
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for their patient understanding of
excessive parental absence during
the presidential campaign.
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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Oddly
enough, people who are on top of the
world and experiencing high-flying
success may not be half as happy as
those who are struggling. Much is
going well for you now, but not all
of it -- and that's OK. Things don't
have to be in perfect order for you
to experience great joy. You'll laugh
through the weekend.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Usually
you work hard to stay positive. You
strive to see things from the best
angle, and when you can't, you ask
for help from optimistic people. Give
yourself a break this week. You are,
after all, a human being with +
+a wide array of emotions. Just see
things as you see them, without
judging yourself.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The
destiny you want for yourself seems
a little far-fetched, which is why it's
good to keep it quiet. If you tell people
and they don't agree you can make it,
you'll be infected by their doubt. On
the other hand, your private belief
will make the impossible possible.
You'll have to stretch to meet this
fate, but meet it you will.
GEMINI (II.Ny 21-June 21). It may
seem as though fun and laughter
are luxuries this week. Luckily, you
don't have to pursue happiness in
order to find it. In fact, following your
bliss might be the last thing on your
mind these days. You're doing what
you have to do because you know it's
right. Happiness just happens to be
one of the byproducts.
CANCER (June 22-July 22).
Though everyone has to find their
individual path sooner or later, this
is no time to strike out and wander
on your own. Right now it would be
a waste of time, as there are stellar
opportunities at stake. Work from
a guide. Cull your inspiration from
those who have already been to the
promised land and back.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's simple
to achieve lightheartedness. All that

is required is that you stick with your
own mission and let others deal with
theirs. You can still offer to help,
but when you do, you may realize
that some people don't want help,
only attention and permission to
complain. Saturday brings a joyful,
wondrous occurrence.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your
personal rhythms change. Maybe
you used to be a night person and
suddenly you feel most productive
in the morning. Or maybe the places
that used to energize you seem stale
and an entirely different environment
gets you snapping along at an
invigorating pace. Move with what
feels natural.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Making
improvements is practically effortless
this week because you want what
also happens to be the best for you.
Even though technically there might
be more work involved, it just feels
fun to you. You could even acquire
a taste for leafy green vegetables or
literature that will last your whole
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You're
in top form. That said, all you can
do is all you can do. When it works,
great! If not, shrug it off. This is no
time to start taking things personally.
Assume that any opportunity you are
not able to take advantage of wasn't
meant for you. Keep reiterating that
you are always in the perfect place at
the right time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
When you do what makes you feel
comfortable, you make the world an
easier place to inhabit for others, too.
You create an environment around
you that people can relate to and
feel good in. You'll have guests and
shouldn't be surprised if they never
want to leave. Though inconvenient,
this is a huge compliment.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
You've been supportive of others --
now turn those powerful thoughts
toward your own endeavors. A reality

check on Friday is liberating. You
will find out the actual risk involved
in an action so there will be no need
for stress, worry or speculation. On
Saturday, you will make your decision
and then stand strong behind it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You
know what's real when you see it.
You're not afraid of frank truths and
can quickly accept circumstances
for what they are. However, your
imagination is supercharged this
week, too. Keep looking deeper into
situations until you find the meaning,
romance, poetry and harmony that
you seek.
This Week's Birthdays: You
really are finding it easier to be you,
to like you and to enjoy the quirks of
your own personality. Perhaps this is
made easier because someone near
you finds you entirely adorable. In
April, make a decision about what to
discard to get ready for a big addition
to your life. Your career path weaves
and winds in June, and you'll meet
interesting and inspiring characters
along the way. You earn double in
July. You will be finished with a
pesky problem for good in August --
what a relief!

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.
Cookie Returns with Karaoke &
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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to Lend a Paw
Pet lovers are needed to assist in
the planning and implementation
of fundraising and community
events. Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Tampa
Bay seeks outgoing individuals who
are motivated by their passion for
animals and commitment to the
SPCA's mission.
Volunteers will speak to the
community about the SPCA's services
at pet-related events.
SPCA event volunteers change
the lives of thousands of pets by
bringing awareness and organizing
much needed fundraising events.
Applications available online at or call
586-3591, ext. 127.

Single Parents
Support Group
Single Parents Supporting Single
Parents Club strives to make the
lives of single parents easier. They
are here to educate, encourage, and
lend a helping hand. Come join them
at USF Barnes & Noble, 500 Third
Street S. in St. Petersburg. They
meet every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Let the Single Parents Supporting
Single Parents Club make the
impossible possible. They act as
a referral service for members'
overall needs. They create solutions.
They help make wishes come true.
Membership is free and open to
anyone with children and anyone
who would benefit from their
services. For information visit www.

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Salvation Army
Needs Donations
The Salvation Army St. Petersburg
Emergency Shelter is in need of
food and toiletry items to provide to
needy individuals and families.
Items needed include meats,
mashed potatoes, salt, butter, sugar,
tooth paste, disposable razors, soap,
mouth wash, hand combs, shampoo,
tissue packets, hand lotion, insect
repellent and sunscreen.
The Salvation Army's social ser-
vices encompass a wide range of
programs to help individuals and
families overcome daunting obsta-
cles. The Salvation Army's grand
design in social work has always
been one of empowerment, enabling
those in need to change their life's
circumstances and overcome chal-
lenges that stand in their way. Ser-


vices include emergency assistance,
self-sufficiency programming, coun-
seling, referral services and much
The Salvation Army St. Petersburg
Area Command's Red Shield Lodge
Emergency and Long Term Shelter
is located at 1400 Fourth Street S. in
St. Petersburg. Bulk donations may
be picked up by Salvation Army per-
sonnel. Individuals wishing to do-
nate items listed above may drop off
the items at the shelter.
For more information, call The
Salvation Army St. Petersburg Area
Command at 550-8080.

Learn to Read Better
The Literacy Council of
St. Petersburg can help. Call
521-1117 or visit


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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

S Gulfport
ART EXHIBIT (Purdy Friends Room
GalleryWalls): Paintings by members of
Gulfport Senior Artists Workshop, Betty
Staebell, instructor. Through March 25.
Mosquito" Gulfport resident and artist
Linda Brassell will introduce and lead a
discussion of this prize-winning short doc-
umentary film about her activist mother.
Produced by Sarah Frank, with music by
Noisola and Mary Timony, "In Bed With
a Mosquito" is an intimate portrait of so-
cial activism and aging in New York City.
Wednesday, March 18 at 5:30 pm.
Gulfport Creative Short Story Writ-
ers: Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am.
One-on-One Computer Instruction:
By appointment only--contact Alex Hooks
at the Reference Desk, or call 893-1073.
AARP Tax Service: A free service for
seniors and others on low or fixed in-
comes. Friday, 10:00 am, through April
10. First-come, first-served. Doors close
at 3:00 pm. Bring all tax papers and a
copy of last year's return.
Craft Club for All Ages: Saturday,
March 21 at 2:00 pm in the Library's Chil-
dren's Area. Presented by Pat Brinkley.

enter 5730 Shore
res./$176 non-res.
AAYA Cheerleading for ages 5 &
up- Tues., 6-7:45 p.m. Cost is $6/class
&: 1 i .. _;- ,Iii. 1 .. Call AAYA 813-
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AAYA Dance for ages 5 & up-
Thurs., 6-8:45 p.m. Cost is $6/class &
II i ,. ._;-1, I,,; .. Call AAYA 813-885-
I' ' I, i.., , fo .
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
Dog Obedience-Call Lisa at 772-3631
for information on future classes.
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.

Library 5501 2
(Date not yet confirmed)
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, March
12 at 10:00 am.
Suncoast Computer Users: Thursday,,
March 12 at 6:00 pm.
Scra bookersr Clubl fnr Teens dults: +

Bring your pictures, books a
and prepare to have a great
beautiful ... -. of memories
and your family. Some supply
but you furnish your own 12x
album. FMI, contact Kay Bo.
1074. Saturday, March 14 a
Bereavement Support G
family or friends who have
a loved one. Tuesday, M
March 24 at 10:00 am. Facil
Hospice of the Florida Sunco
Home schooling? Please ji
work with other homeschoo
and to review new books a
that have been added to the

nd questions,
time! Make
s for yourself
ies available,
:12 scrapbook
atwright 893-
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Gulfport Li-

Blvd. So 893-1068
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
is $15 per class or $105 for an 8-week
session. Call Gabe at 345-7472 for more
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- Tues., 9-10:15 a.m.
Health Recovery-Tues., 10:30-11:45am
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
brary to enhance your efforts. Wednes-
day, March 18, 1:00-3:00 pm. FMI, con-
tact Martha Loyd at 893-1073 or Janette
Flanagan at 345-2460.
Coffee/Talk: Our 14th annual series of
monthly book discussions continues as we
meet to discuss Louise Erdrich's The Mas-
ter Butchers Singing Club. Join us for
coffee, light refreshments, and lively con-
versation. Pick up a discussion guide and
reserve a copy of the book at the Reference
Help Desk. Thursday, March 19 (coffee's
ready at 10:00 am, talk starts at 10:15).
Short Stories Discussion Group: Pre-
sented by local chapter of Brandeis Uni-
versity Women. Monday, March 23 at
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, March 28
at 1:00 pm. FMI, call Kay Boatwright at
the Library, 893-1074.

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Slices city Sponsored Activities

evsic in the Community

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

Senior Center Theater Group-Se-
nior actors are needed to participate
in some short one act plays. Auditions
will be held on Mon. Mar. 23 at 2pm.
Also needed: stage hands and help with
costumes, props, etc. The performance
will be held on Mon. Apr. 20 at 2pm in
the Senior Center Dining Hall. Special
thanks to David and Jean Smith for
sharing their time and talent to intro-
duce theater to the Senior Center. Call
for more info.
New Caregivers Support Group-A
Caregivers Support Group meets every
Tues. at 6pm. Melanie Present is the
facilitator and is certified by Alzheimer
Association. Caregivers may also meet
every Wed. at 2pm with facilitator
Georgia Terry.
Senior Follies-Sorry but tickets for
the Senior Follies on Fri. Mar. 27 are
now sold out.
Senior Shorts: A series of one-act
plays featuring the Gulfport Senior
Center Theatrical Ensemble will per-
form on Mon. Apr. 20 at 2pm in the
Gulfport Senior Center Dining Hall.
Movie in Hickman Theater Mar.
23 at 1pm. Fried Green Tomatoes.
Skin Cancer Presentation Fri.
March 13 at 1pm by Gulfcoast Commu-
nity Care.
Lunch & Learn with Attorney April
Hill on Tues. Mar. 24 at 11am. Lunch
included. Topic: "What You Can Do
To Protect Assets for Nursing Home
Falling and You-A four-week presen-
tation "Falling and You" will start on
Fri. Mar. 27 at 10:30am. Watch the
Gabber for further details.
CLASSES & Clubs:
Afternoon Art Class-Oliver Norden's
Art Class meets every Friday at 2pm.
All mediums are water based and the
focus is on the beauty of life. There is
room for more students.
Line Dance Class-Line Dance Classes
are held every Thurs. at 9:30am. Class
size limited. Call to sign up. Free.
New Spanish Classes-Beginning
Spanish Class every Mon. at 4pm; Con-
versation Spanish every Mon. at 5pm.
(No Class on March 16).
Chair Exercise with Phil every Tues. at
10:30am (Senior Center)
Total Fitness every Mon. & Wed. at
1:30pm (Neighborhood Center)
Tai hi & 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
Treadmills & Recumbent Cycle, 8am-
5pm (Senior Center)
Wii Bowling: every Thurs. at 1pm (Se-
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nior Center)
Italian Language/Dance Classes
-Beginners, Advanced and Conver-
sational classes meet at 6pm every
Thursday. Advanced and Conversa-
tional Italian Languages continue at
7pm. Italian folk dance (Italian Style)
offered at 8pm (no 3rd Thurs.) New-
comers welcome.
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 341-0130 to register or visit www.
Investment Discussion Group-Ev-
ery Wed. at 10:30am. Special Speaker
on March 11: Robert Arroyo from UBS
on Strategic Products and their Viabil-
ity in a Volatile Market.
Cards & Games
_nrinning Bridge Class Tues. at
1: 11 1 It6:30pm
Contract Bridge/Tues & Thurs, 2pm;
Bingo/Fri, 1pm; Euchre/Tues. 6:30pm;
Board Game I' .-. 1I .. 1pm; Wii Bowl-
ing/Thurs, 1pm.
Quilting Club Every Tues. at
Writers Group Every Fri. at 10am.
Senior Center Food Pantry Food
items are available for low-income
Gulfport residents. Must provide proof
of address and income. Donations to
the Food Pantry also gladly accepted.
Phone Distribution for Hearing Im-
paired Tues. Mar. 17, 9:30-11:30am.
Diabetic Education Classes-Diabet-
ic Educator Sandra Grosvenor offers
free diabetic education classes every
2nd and 4th Mon. at 10am. Learn how
to 1 ,,,i 1 _. '. .i with diabetes. Next
clas- I .. Ii
Diabetic Support Group-meets ev-
ery Monday at 10am except the 2nd &
4th Monday.
New: Elder Law Clinic-Call now to
reserve space for legal assistance on
Fri. Mar. 20th. Must arrive by 9:30am
for registration. Help with wills, living
wills, powers of attorney, health care
surrogate. etc. Offered every 3rd Fri-
day. Must be 60 years of age or older,
reside in Southern Pinellas County and
meet income guidelines. Call for more
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
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- Tues at 6pm;
Wed. at 2pm

Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-1o70
VitaLife Exercise Class-Monday &
Wednesday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Overeaters Anonymous-Sunday,
6:30 p.m.,

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5501 27th Ave. So.
Gulfport Community Players
March 12-15
Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Sun. Matinee, 2 p.m.

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

5500 Shore Blvd. So.

Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun., March 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

6-8 p.m. Lessons
8-11 p.m., Dance, $7

7-8:30 p.m. Lessons
8:30-10 p.m., Dance $7
click on Casino

Local Obituaries

83, of St. Petersburg,
died March 4, 2009, at
Arbor Oaks. She was
born in Flushing, NY.
She was preceded in
death by her husband
Thomas. She is survived by her son
Philip Rosson, daughters Janice
Wolancevich, Pam Rosson-Duval,
Anne Rosson, and Donna Cordasco,
seven grandchildren and eight great
grandchildren. She will be greatly
missed by her loving family and dog.
In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to Hospice of the Florida
Suncoast. There will be a memorial
service on March 14 at 10 a.m.
at ('Iy\i.-I Park on 22nd Avenue
S. and 55th Street. ALifeTribute
FuneralCare Gulfport.

South Pasadena went to be with the
Lord March 3, 2009 after his battle
with lung cancer. He was a loving
husband to Lee and a wonderful Dad
to Kym Simmons, Lisa Simmons

and Becky Simmons (Bob) Young.
He was a devoted Pop Pop to Skylar,
Mckinnlee and Ashton. He will
always be missed as a brother to
Doug Simmons (Ellie), Bill Simmons
(Ann), Frank Simmons (Harriett)
and Judy Weiner. He also leaves
behind several nieces and nephews.
He was an Army veteran and was a
truck driver in Michigan. Art never
met a stranger and was a friend to
many. He loved boating, baseball
and riding his bike around Harbour-
side. He will be buried in Tennessee
and a Celebration of Life will be
at the Harbourside Clubhouse on
Saturday, March 7 from 2-4 p.m. In
lieu of flowers, donations appreciated
to Little League Baseball. David C.
Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central
Ave., 727-381-4911

SULLIVAN, JAMES P., 93, of So.
Pasadena, formerly of Columbus,
OH, died March 1, 2009 at Bay Pines
VAMC. Survived by loving family.
For full obit and registry visit www.

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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 as a favorite to
many is our Friday Barringo from
7 to 9 p.m., then topped off with music
from 9-12 a.m.
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 meetings at 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.




9am -1pm
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri.
Most Wed Eves 4:30pm 7:30pm
Alternating Saturdays
Call Church M-F 321-1335
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Town Shores
Bocce Dance
The Bocce Blast is set. Sign up sheets
are now in your buildings and you
need to get signed up by tomorrow,
March 13. If you have any questions,
call George White at 345-3618.
The first day of the Blast will be on
Monday, March 23. The Blast picnic
will be held at 12 noon, rain or shine,
on Tuesday, April 2. Tickets for a box
lunch with 2-piece chicken, beans,
cole slaw, roll and beverage for $5
will be available from your building
The Bocce Dinner Dance will be

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5:30 seatings and dinner served
at 6 p.m. Lee Roy Selmon's will be
catering a wonderful dinner of salad,
ribs, chicken breast, vegetables and
dessert. The entertainment will be
provided by Al Ruggiero. See your
building rep for tickets of $15.50.
After talking with many of the
building reps, tables are filling up.
Don't miss out on a fun filled evening.
Call your building rep today.
They have one more week of Bocce
play for this season. Come down to
the Bocce courts and see the final
week of play.

Pinellas Youth
Symphony in Concert
The Pinellas Youth Symphony
continues to celebrate its 51st
Anniversary season with a concert
performed by senior level orchestras
on Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m.
at St. Petersburg College Music
Center, (6605 Fifth Avenue N.) in
St. Petersburg. Admission is free but
donations gratefully accepted.
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Gulfport Beach February Water Quality Report

By Cathy Salustri
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 coliform 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-
ity. For more information, contact the City of Gulfport at
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Town Shores Golf
Now is the time to get your
reservation in for the March golf
outing on Saturday, March 28.
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
The outing will again be held at
the Terra Ceia Bay Country Club
in Palmetto, a short drive over the
Sunshine SkyI .iy Bridge. The 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 a.m.
Make checks out to the Terra Ceia
Bay Country Club and all checks
must be in by Monday, March 23.
Please get checks ASAP to Gene
Marckini, Chester Halgas, Jim
Walters or Lew Lamb. Call them
with any questions.

Genealogy and
Family History
A free series of talks is presented
by the Pinellas Genealogy Society
on the second Saturday of the month
(March 14) from 10-11:30 a.m. at
the West St. Petersburg Community
Library, Room 101, located at the
Gibbs College Campus at the corner
of Eighth Avenue and 66th Street
N. Charlie Grandmaison is the
producer and can be reached at 343-
2776 or email to ChasGene@aol.
com. This lecture/discussion series
is sponsored by the Friends of the

Your Free Time Can
Help a Parent
The Parent Aide Program of Help A
Child, Inc. has several parents who
would really benefit from a mentor and
role model for better parenting. Vol-
unteers will be trained to help a par-
ent understand how important what
they say and how they say it is to the
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changing environment.
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Help for
Women in Transition
The Resource Center for Women
(RCW) helps women in transition
achieve emotional strength, self-suf-
ficiency and economic stability. RCW
offers free training programs to wom-

en in the areas of personal growth,
career development, basic money
management and parenting. In addi-
tion, RCW offers a monthly computer
orientation class, a free computer lab
and a women's support group.
Classes are held in St. Petersburg
at the Enoch Davis Center, 1111
18th Avenue S., 893-7134. Registra-
tion is required for all classes. Visit
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226- 6th St. S.
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When you start your spring clean-
ing, check your home for chipping
and peeling paint on window sills
and wells, doors, porches, and out-
side areas. These may contain lead
- if your house was built before 1978.
Lead can be harmful to children and
pregnant women. You'll need to wet
mop floors, porches and clean sills
with warm water and TSP (tri-sodi-
um phosphate) cleanser or an auto-
matic dishwashing powder that has
phosphates in it.
Vacuum all carpets and wood floors,
disposing of bag after use. If you're
asthmatic, wear a dust mask (from
hardware store); or use a microfil-
ter vacuum cleaner ag, or one with a
HEPA filter.
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er containing bleach, but don't mix
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using sanders and heat guns to re-
move old paint wet scrape flaking
paint; cover furniture, remove toys,
and seal off vents and cover carpets/
floors with heavy plastic sheeting be-
fore beginning work; clean work area
thoroughly with household cleanser
containing TSP when work is com-
pleted; wet sweep only; dry sweeping
or using a regular vacuum can stir up
leaded dust.
For more information about making
your home lead-safe, call the Pinellas
County Lead Intervention Team at

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"sticker price".
Myth #2: You have to be very poor,
very smart or very talented to qualify
for financial aid. Financial aid comes
in many forms such as the federal
government, the college or univer-
sity itself, a parent's employer and
others. When you take the time to
explore all the possibilities, you will
be surprised as to what services you
may receive.
Myth #3: You can get more schol-
arships by paying someone to search
for you. Scholarship scams are ev-
erywhere. Beware of any group or
individual that guarantees a schol-
arship if you pay a fee. Check out or
for more information.
Myth #4: My child will pay for col-
lege, so my salary doesn't matter.
Most need-based financial aid is
based on parents' income and assets.
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at asks for infor-
mation similar to what you ned for
your income taxes. After submitting
FAFSA, you'll receive a report that
shows how much the government ex-
pects you to pay.
Myth #5: You can wait until you get
accepted to a college before worrying
about financial aid. Most financial
aid is doled out on a first-come, first-
served basis. No one should wait to
get started. Looking for financial aid
probably isn't a teen's idea of a good
time, but it is better than graduating
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News from
VFW Post 39
By Stacy McBeth
The friendliest and oldest VFW Post
in the south sends out a big hello to
all of you. Our schedule is off with
a big start Friday, March 13. The
"A Hole" club meets at 5:39 p.m.
Saturday March 14 we have a busy
day planned starting with breakfast
from 8-11 a.m. The Saturday
afternoon movie starts at 2 p.m.
Danny Boys' St. Patrick's dinner will
be served by the Men's Auxiliary from
5-7 p.m. for a $7 donation. Sunday,
March 15 stop in for games, sports,
Nascar and bingo which starts at 3
p.m. Monday the Post is closed for
the day. Tuesday through Friday
enjoy happy hour from 4-6 p.m. You
can try your luck at pull tab or play
free Nintendo WII with Sports Plus.
Bring your friends to see the Military
Memorabilia Museum located in the
Bobby Evans Library.
Have a good week. Keep our military
in your prayers and reach out to our
veterans. See you soon!

Bayfront Gift Shop
Needs Volunteers
The Bayfront Medical Center's Gift
Gallery is in need of volunteers. There
are three convenient 4-hour shifts
daily. You will receive a meal ticket
to their cafeteria, and free parking
at the hospital when you work. If
you are interested in becoming a
Gift Gallery volunteer or would like
more information, please contact Cyd
Hendrick at 893-6878.

Donate to West
St. Petersburg Library
Donations of books, magazines
and any collectibles such as stamps
are wanted by the Bookstore of The

Friends of the West St. Petersburg
Community Library located on the
St. Petersburg College Gibbs Campus
at the corner of Eighth Avenue N.
and 67 Street N. The proceeds from
the sale of these items are used to
fund special children's and adult
programs to benefit the community.
They are willing to pick up any items
at your convenience. They are a
volunteer non-profit c-3 organization
and can provide a receipt to you for
possible tax deduction. Call Charlie
Grandmaison at 343-2776.

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Safeguard Your
Dogs Against Heat
Hot weather is often deadly for
dogs who can succumb to heatstroke
in just 15 minutes and suffer brain
damage as a result. Dogs who are left
in parked cars are especially suscep-
Symptoms of heatstroke include
restlessness, excessive thirst, heavy
panting, lethargy, lack of appetite,
dark tongue, vomiting and lack of co-
ordination. If you see a dog showing
any of these symptoms, get him or
her into the shade immediately and
call a veterinarian. Lower the dog's
body temperature by providing water
to drink, applying a cold towel to the
head and chest, or immersing the dog
in tepid (not cold) water.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treat-
ment of Animals) makes the follow-
ing suggestions for safeguarding ani-
Don't carry your dog in the bed of
a pickup truck. While this practice
is always dangerous, heat brings the
added danger that dogs' feet might
be burned on hot metal.

Don't take your dog jogging, except
on cool mornings or evenings. Rest
often, and take plenty of water.
Trim heavy-coated dogs' fur, but
leave an inch of fur for protection
against insects and sunburn.
Keep dogs inside. If they absolutely
must stay outside, at least try not to
keep them outside during the hot-
test part of the day. Provide all-day
shade, drinking water in a heavy
bowl and a kiddie pool.
Additional information can be found

Holding Teen
Drivers Accountable
With motor vehicle accidents claim-
ing between 5,000 and 6,000 teen
lives each year, a new survey com-
missioned by Allstate Insurance
reveals that many teens do not
take personal responsibility for
safe driving and continue to engage
in dangerous driving behaviors.
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New Year resolutions. One-third (34
percent) of teens surveyed reported
being frightened as a passenger be-
cause the driver was being careless,
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Allstate is engaged in a nationwide
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The contract includes 'agreements'
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drinking and driving, seatbelts,
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St. Petersburg
Writers Club
Anyoneinterestedinwriting, whether
a seasoned professional or a beginner
is welcome to attend a meeting of the
St. Petersburg Writer's Club, the old-
est writers' group in Pinellas County.
The Club meets on the first and
third Thursday of each month at 6:30
p.m. in Room 101 at the West St.
Petersburg Library, Eighth Avenue
and 67th Street N., adjacent to St.
Petersburg College. Come early and
socialize with other members of the
group. All writers and would-be writ-
ers are invited. Call Martha Dupes
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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
Pitching machine
Fans: for concession stand
Air Conditioner for upstairs office
Stay Dry and caulk for fields
Office supplies: file folders, file
labels, envelopes and stamps
Call Dawn Johnson, Gulfport Little
League President at 710-2676.

Drowsy Driving Danger
The American Association of Safety
Councils and the Suncoast Safety
Council are issuing a warning about
the dangers of driving while drowsy.
A U.S. Dept. of Transportation poll
says that 37% of the driving popula-
tion says they have nodded off for at
least a moment or fallen asleep while
driving at some time in their life. Ac-
cording to the National Sleep Foun-
dation, driving while drowsy may be
just as deadly as driving drunk.
If you are about to fall asleep you

will experience some or all of the fol-
lowing: You yawn a lot or need to rub
your eyes. You have trouble keeping
your eyes open and focused. You nod
and can't keep your head up. You
daydream or have wandering, dis-
connected thoughts. You find your-
self tailgating or driving at irregular
speeds. You miss road signs, drive
past your turn or can't focus on your
route. You feel irritable, restless or
impatient. You drift off the road and
hit the rumble strips or cross into an-
other lane.
Pay attention to these symptoms
and make sure you pull off the road.

43rd Street
Seniors to Meet
The 43rd Street Senior Citizens
Club meets the third Friday of each
month at 12 noon at Christ Lutheran
Church, 3451 30 Avenue N. in St.
Petersburg, September through May.
Bring a covered dish and $1 donation.
Public is welcome for fun and games.
Call Connie at 343-5454 or Mary Ann
at 347-4463 for information.

Suncoast Sierra Club
The Suncoast Sierra Club ofPinellas
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.

Support Our Troops
Donate items such as candy, cookies,
microwave popcorn, peanut butter
or cheese crackers, small canned
fruits, canned meats and tuna, Kool-
Aid, Crystal Light, beef jerky, slim
jims, any small microwave products
(soups, pastas, etc.), ladies hygiene
products, baby wipes, chapstick,
sunscreen, bandanas, socks, zip
lock bags and Q-tips. Drop off goods
at the Army Recruiting Office in
Seminole Mall, VFW Post 4256 at
John's Pass, American Legion Post 7
in Clearwater, Extra Storage Space
on Duhme Road in Madeira Beach
or VFW Post 9273 in Seminole.

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In just 83 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.

Built in 1913 of heart pine, the building
shown to the left in last week's picture
was the town's first Methodist Church.
When the congregation outgrew its small
space in 1956, they offered it to the city,
which moved it across 53rd Street to
Chase Park. It was used by the Boy
Scouts, Red Cross, Civil Air Patrol, and
GEMS before becoming the home of the
Gulfport Historical Society Museum in
1984. And the "new" Methodist Church
has since expanded and relocated their
main entrance, too.

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100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!

Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!

This should be an easy one, but can you guess the year or at least the
decade? Answer next week.

Most Holy Name
Fish Fry Dinners
Lent is here and so are the famous
Fish Fry Dinners hosted by the St.
Vincent de Paul Society and the St.
Mary & St. Anne Society at Most
Holy Name of Jesus Church, 5800
15 Avenue S. in Gulfport. This year
dinners will be served on Fridays
March 13, March 20, March 27 and
April 3 from 5-7:30 p.m. Baked or
fried fish dinners will cost $7 for
adults, $4 for children, and shrimp
dinners will cost $10.
In addition to baked or fried fish
or shrimp, each dinner will include
weekly varying side dishes of cole
slaw and baked beans or parsley
buttered potatoes and green beans.
Also included with dinners are roll
and butter, homemade desserts and
coffee or tea. Sodas and water will
be available at extra cost. Wine and
beer will be available for a donation.
This annual event has been held
for several years with all customers
enjoying the delicious food and
meeting many friends and gracious

2nd Annual
Rummage Sale
Trinity Church of the Nazarene in
Gulfport is having its 2nd annual
rummage sale on April 4. They need
your unwanted treasures. If you
would like to donate any items call
Janet at 328-9277.

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Members of the family of Ted and Goldie Phillips honored their memory on Wednesday
morning with the dedication of a bench at Ted Phillips Wood Ibis Park on 58th Street. Ted
Phillips was a member of Gulfport city council for nearly 20 years and served as vice mayor
for a number of them. He was instrumental in the creation of Ted Phillips Wood Ibis Park
and he and his wife were popular members of the Gulfport community. They were married
for 62 years. After moving to Deland to be closer to their daughter, Ted died in September
of last year and Goldie died in December. Pictured here from left to right: Eileen Weiss,
Gulfport; Ellen Phillips, New York; Beth Phillips, Deland; and Steve Weiss, Gulfport.

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Gulfport Community Players

Present Auntie Mame
By Cathy Salustri

I may have been the only person in
the Catherine Hickman theatre who
hadn't seen the movie Auntie Mame
before walking into the Gulfport Com-
munity Players' production Saturday
night, but the Gulfport production
didn't need any help from Rosalind
Russell to make the audience smile.
Everyone there, from the actors to
the audience, looked as though they
enjoyed Auntie Mame.
This production, though not with-
out faults, has a lot going for it and
plenty of reasons to see it. It's one
of the best things I've seen from the
Players in quite a while, and much
of the credit must go to the director,
Ed Stevens, as well as the cast and
production staff.
Stevens designed an enchanting
set that Frank Hale's lighting design
only compliments. Stevens cleverly
"hides" the scene changes by bring-
ing the action downstage of the cur-
tain to help keep the show moving.

Everything worked well technically
Saturday night with no glitches or
noticeable mishaps, no small feat for
a backstage crew dealing with mul-
tiple set changes and no doubt a lot of
pressure to get them done quickly.
Of course, the cast deserves praise
for a fine job and a thoroughly en-
joyable play. The show ran just over
three hours (including an intermis-
sion) and the cast kept the energy up
and the show moving until they took
their last bow.
Without a doubt Ginger King led the
cast and set a punishing pace for the
show, transforming into Mame for
three hours Saturday night. A new-
comer to the Players, King delighted
the audience with her convincingly
thorough portrayal of the eccentric
aunt. If sometimes a few of the other
players couldn't keep up you can eas-
ily forgive that, because it wasn't ac-
tors trying to keep up with King but
friends and family trying to keep up

with Mame's abundant energy and
Both men who played Patrick Den-
nis, Levi Kidder and Alex DeCosmo,
turned in outstanding performances.
Kidder especially did a phenomenal
job; the middle school student easily
kept pace with all the older perform-
ers. DeCosmo played several roles
(as did several of the other cast mem-
bers) and made fine work of transi-
tioning from role to role.
Mike Baggs, who last appeared with
the Players in Don't Drink the Wa-
ter, played Mame's love, Beauregard
Burnside, among other small roles.
Baggs gave a powerful performance
and seemed one of the few adults
who matched King's energy. Nema
Runyan, who plays Agnes Gooch, also
does a spectacular job in her role and
uniquely compliments Mame's verve,
as does Susan O'Gara as Vera.
The show stealer came at the very
end of the show when Mame's grand-
nephew makes an appearance. Cade
Tanne Wenzel plays Michael Dennis,
his first appearance onstage. I'm not
sure how hard it is to keep a six-year-
old awake until 11 p.m. (or, more ac-
curately, how hard it is on his mom
and dad the next morning) but the
audience appreciated Wenzel's per-
formance and Wenzel did every bit
as well as the grown-ups.
The biggest criticism I heard Sat-
urday night-and one I had myself-
was that the show lasted over three
hours. The audience got fidgety and
the Players lost a few people in the
intermission. As I understand it, Ste-
vens cut a lot of material to trim the
show length down, so I'm not quite
sure why the play ran so long, but af-
ter a day outdoors I felt every minute
of those three hours. Had it been a
lesser show I would have walked out
but I stayed because the actors kept
me engaged.
Overall the Players pulled off a
good performance, especially given
a mixed bag of talent and a limited
budget. The company would be well-
served to cast several of these new
actors again; I'd gladly go see them.
Auntie Mame runs through this
weekend. Last week had sellout
shows, so call 322-0316 for tickets.
Cathy Salustri has worked as a stage
manager throughout the Tampa Bay
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Small Business and
Grafters Fair
St. Luke's United Methodist
Church is sponsoring a Small
Business and Crafters Fair on
Saturday March 14 from 11 a.m. to
4 p.m. at 4444 Fifth Avenue N. in
St. Petersburg. A six foot (6') booth or
table is $25 per space. Admission is
free to the public. Please support
our local and neighborhood
For details and booth registration
please contact Nancy Horneman at
366-9572 or emailher at nhorneman@

Players Call for Scripts
It's that time of the year again!
The Gulfport Community Players
are requesting all playwrights (or
wannabe playwrights) to submit their
one act script(s) for consideration
of being performed during their
9th Annual Summer One-Act Play
Festival. This Festival will run
from July 9 through July 19 at the
Catherine A. Hickman Theater of
The Players are requesting very
short scripts, fit for family audiences,
less than 20 minutes in length, and
easy to stage (no elaborate sets or
props). Scripts must be submitted no
later than March 31.
Please submit three hard copies of
your script(s) to: Gulfport Community
Players, 4919 17 Ave. So., Gulfport,
FL 33707, Att: Eileen Navarro.
The Players will read and evaluate
each script and select around eight
of them for staging at the Hickman
Theater in July. Sorry, no scripts can
be returned.


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Beta Sigma Phi
Laureate Epsilon Theta members
and guests enjoyed dinner on
Saturday, March 7 at Gigi's
Restaurant in Pasadena Shopping
Center. Hostesses for the social were
Paula Roberts and Paula Lyens.
Laureate Epsilon Theta members
will be entertained by Alpha Delta
Gamma members with a reciprocity
social on Saturday, March 21. Rumor
has it they will be playing "Active"
Bingo. This will be interesting to
Sunshine City Council will host a
Sister-to-Sister Teacup Exchange
on Saturday, March 14 at the
Elmer O. Smith Masonic Lodge,
5021 75 Avenue N. in Pinellas Park
from 2-4 p.m. Members will bring
a wrapped teacup and saucer to
exchange. We will play a game of
learning about another sister and
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our teacups. This has become an
annual social event all members look
forward to participating in.
The City Council Executive Board
will meet on Monday, March 16 at
7 p.m. at the home of Joyce Keller.
For more information, please call
Sharon Ingram 321-2849.

Class of 1984 Plans
25 Year Reunion
Boca Ciega class of 1984 announces
their 25 year reunion, Friday, July
17 and Saturday, July 18. Friday
night's festivities will begin at
7 p.m. at Gators on John's Pass and
Saturday's celebration will continue
at the Sirata Beach Resort, 5300
Gulf Boulevard in St. Pete Beach. For
more information call Cindy Brawner
Nagel at 813-250-3007 or to register,

Woodlawn Presbyteria Church
Arts & Crafts Show and Sale
Local Artists and Craftsmen

Saturday, March 21st Rain Date
9:30 am 4:30 pm March 28
Exhibits in the Courtyard and inside Spanish Mission
Style Church. Residential setting among the oaks.
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By Sibylle Stajich
Fire Department
During the month of February the Fire Department had a total of 252 calls.
There were 61 for Fire and 191 for EMS.
Barbara Rowland, R.N. and Stroke Coordinator of the Emergency Room at
Palms, will speak about DVT Awareness (Deep Vein Thrombosis) on Tuesday,
March 17 after a light lunch at 12 noon. The program will begin at 12:30 in the
Boca Ciega Room of Palms' Professional Building. For reservations, call 1-800-
667-4576 as space is limited.
The old Albertson's building is being refurbished and will be changed to a big
Publix supermarket. It will take about 7-9 months until all is finished as quite
an extensive remodeling plan is expected to be done.

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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during the
past week.
Friday 2/27
Drunk Driver- 2200 BIk 52nd St. S.
Noise Complaint- 5000 BIk 18th Ave.
Animal Complaint- 1800 BIk 57th St.
Animal Complaint- 900 BIk 55th St.
Animal Complaint- 900 BIk 54th St.
Fight in Progress- 900 BIk 58th St.
Vessel Stop- Boca Ciega Bay.
Arrest on Warrant- 5700 BIk 18th
Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 2800 BIk Tifton
St. S.
Noise Complaint- 1200 BIk 59th St.
Drunk Driver- 2200 BIk 59th St. S.
Saturday 2/28
Burglary- 4900 BIk 28th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 1300 BIk 56th St.
Animal Complaint- 4900 BIk 14th
Ave. S.
Hit & Run- 1300 BIk 56th St. S.
Cruelty to Animals- Tomlinson Park.
Fight in Progress- 2800 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1600 BIk
58th St. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
5400 BIk 29th Ave.

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Burglary- 5800 BIk 13th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 6300 BIk 9th Ave.
Sunday 3/1
Drunk Driver- 1500 BIk 54th St.
Soliciting- 900 BIk Hull St. S.
Soliciting- 1100 BIk 61st St. S.
Monday 3/2
Noise Complaint- 4600 BIk 27th Ave.
Theft- 2100 BIk 54th St. S.
Trespasser- 5100 BIk Gulfport Blvd.
Trouble with Individual- 5300 BIk
21st Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 2800 BIk 47th St.
Trouble with Individual- 2000 BIk
49th St. S.
Stolen Vehicle- 2900 BIk 59th St. S.
Burglary- 5000 BIk 12th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 2500 BIk 58th St.
Trouble with Individual- 5200 BIk
11th Ave. S.
Disabled Vehicle- 5000 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Tuesday 3/3
Suspicious Person- 1100 BIk 62nd
Ave. S.
Burglary- 700 BIk Gray St. S.
Animal Complaint- 4900 BIk 14th
Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 1500 BIk 59th St.
Disabled Vehicle- 5900 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Wednesday 3/4
Burglary- 5200 BIk 8th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5500 BIk
15th Ave. S.
Disabled Vehicle- 1100 BIk 56th St.
Criminal Mischief- 5500 BIk 31st Ave.
Arrest on Warrant- 5200 BIk 13th
Ave. S.
Burglary- 5100 BIk 14th Ave. S.

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Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 2700 BIk 58th St.
Thursday 3/5
Suspicious Vehicle- 5100 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2700 BIk
Beach Blvd. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 5000 BIk 8th Ave.
Trespasser- 2700 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5500 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk Hull
St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk. 28th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5300 BIk 7th
Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 5000 BIk Jersey
Ave. S.
Drunk Person- 4900 BIk Gulfport Blvd.


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By Scott Lafee
The Whites of our Sighs
In the end, it seems, we're all
bleached blondes.
Europeans scientists say they've
solved the hoary, hairy problem of
why most of us tend to go gray: hy-
drogen peroxide.
"All of our hair cells make a tiny
bit of hydrogen peroxide," said Dr.
Gerald Weissmann, editor of The
FASEB Journal (a journal for exper-
imental biologists), which published
the findings. "But as we get older,
this little bit becomes a lot."
Using cell cultures of hair follicles,
researchers found that hydrogen
peroxide in significant amounts
blocked the normal synthesis of
melanin. Melanin is a natural pig-
ment that colors not only our hair,
but also our skin and eyes.
As hair follicles aged, they produced
less of a key enzyme needed to break
down hydrogen peroxide into harm-
less water and oxygen. Instead, hy-
drogen peroxide levels accumulated
until a visible effect was produced.
"We bleach our hair pigment from
within," said Weissmann. "Our hair

turns gray and then white."
Unless, of course, you're a guy.
Then your white hair falls out.
At least 84 children ages 2 to 7
have died from organ failure in Ni-
geria after consuming teething syr-
up tainted with ethylene glycol, an
engine coolant.
A single-patty cheeseburger with
bacon (195 grams) contains 550 cal-
ories, 278 from fat. It has 31 grams
of total fat or 48 percent of the rec-
ommended total fat intake for a
2,000-calorie daily diet.
It also contains 98 milligrams of
cholesterol (33 percent); 1,314 mg
of sodium (55 percent); 37 grams of
total carbohydrates (12 percent); 2.5
g of dietary fiber (10 percent); 9 g of
sugar and 31 g of protein.

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Dr. Alan Greene is a professor of
pediatrics at Stanford University
and a practicing physician. His site
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information on the developmental

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but is believed to be an old viral ac-
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with humans over the centuries. It
is transmitted via poor hygiene, in-
cubating two to three days before
symptoms appear. Treatment gen-
erally means avoiding dehydration.
There is no specific antiviral treat-
Touted as a possible preventer of
cancer, green tea capsules may ac-
tually have the opposite effect in
people taking certain anti-cancer
Researchers at the University of
Southern California gave groups of
mice with multiple myeloma tumors
one of three treatments: a cancer
drug called Velcade, an anti-oxidant
found in green tea or a combination
of Velcade and the anti-oxidant. The
drug alone shrank mouse tumors;
the combination of drug and green
tea anti-oxidant did not.
Subsequent test-tube studies show
the anti-oxidant inactivated the
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I plan to live forever. So far,
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recent TED Conference on malaria
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Events at American
Legion Post 125
By Don Phipps, Commander
On Tuesday, March 17, St. Patrick's
Day, we will be serving corned beef,
cabbage, potatoes, carrots, roll and
butter for $5.50 from 11 a.m. until ?
If you plan to attend, a sign up sheet
is in the lobby. Hope everyone has a
great St. Patrick's Day.
The Auxiliary is again having their
miniature golf tournament. It will be
Sunday, March 22 at the Polynesian
Putter on St. Pete Beach. Sign up
sheets are in the lounge. Teams of
two people are $15 per person. You
can also sponsor a hole for $10.
Funds from this tournament will
benefit the Sallie House for abused,
abandoned and neglected children.
Friday, March 13, dinner will be
baked or battered haddock, fries, cole
slaw, roll and butter for $7.75. The
second entr6e will be veal parmesan,
spaghetti, roll and butter for $6.50.
Saturday, March 14 the Color Guard
will be serving steak, salad, baked
potato, roll, butter and dessert for
$7.75. All dinners are served from 5
to 7 p.m.
The Southern Knights Band is here
every Friday and Saturday night
from 7 to 11 p.m. This is the best
band around and I know you will
enjoy dancing and listening to their
great music.
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.
Monday and Fridays, Marlin will
be playing and singing in the lounge

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to some good entertainment.
Lunches are served on Tuesdays,
Wednesday and Thursdays from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Fridays from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from
2 to 5 p.m. Lunches are not served
on Monday or Saturdays.
Tuesday and Thursdays come in
and sing with Ron's karaoke at 7p.m.
Darts are played every Saturday at
8p.m. Play pool for free on Saturdays
until 5 p.m.
Bingo is played every Wednesday
starting at 6 p.m. Fourteen
$50 games are played, plus two
progressive cover-all games for $250.
The kitchen is open during bingo
where you can order hamburgers,
hot dogs, fries, onion rings, etc. Join
us for an evening of fun, games and
good food.

The Auxiliary is collecting
donations for troops in Iraq. Items
needed include candy, personal
hygiene items, batteries, snacks,
dry food items, etc. A collection box
is provided at the post. For more
information call Shirley at 510-1919.
Let's show them our support!
We are located at 6440 Fifth
Avenue S. in St. Petersburg. The
phone number is 347-6085.

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Come join the Racquettes every
Friday at 8:30 a.m. for round-robin
tennis at the St. Petersburg Tennis
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players welcome. For more informa-
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SPIFFS 34th Annual
International Folk Fair
From March 27-29, St. Petersburg
International Folk Fair Society,
Inc. (SPIFFS) and its ethnic
member groups present their 34th
International Festival at the Vinoy
Park on St. Petersburg's beautiful
waterfront, transforming it into a
microcosm of the world. The Folk
Fair, this year emphasizing the
"Wonders of the World", is the
highlight of year-long preparations.
Ethnic villages will capture the
flavor of each country. Costumed
villagers demonstrate time-honored
hand craftsmanship and prepare
ethnic food specialties for visitors.
You'll have a chance to chat
informally with people who know the
country. It's an opportunity to brush
up on a foreign language, recapture
memories of a past visit and get
first-hand information for that trip
you've been planning. Eat your way
around the world as you move from
village to village sampling a variety
of homemade ethnic dishes prepared
before your eyes.




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* Children's Vision Care
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Folk dancing and music will be
performed throughout the weekend.
Highlights on Friday include Colin
Grant Adams, Scottish Balladeer,
and the Russian Folk Group Barynya,
starring Misha Smirnov, the Russian
judge from the NBC program
"Superstars of Dance". Friday night
also features Country music and
Line Dancing with Arline.
Saturday offers a wide range of
entertainment, again featuring
Colin Grant Adams and Barynya,
but also showcasing a spectacular
program of Chinese dancers and
acrobats. And be sure not to miss
the Grand Opening Ceremonies with
the Parade of Nations at 3 p.m.,
when the members of many ethnic
groups will march around the park,
led by colorful bands, pipers and
Sunday is Hispanic Day at
Folk Fair, with Latin bands and
performers taking center stage.
Highlight of the day will be national
star group, The Latin League, that
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inauguration in Washington DC.
The Folk Fair is your chance to
travel the world without leaving
the country. Don't miss this once a
year opportunity to take part in the
magic of song, dance and foods from
around the world. Hours are Friday,
March 27, 3-9 p.m., Saturday, March
28, 10-10 p.m. and Sunday March
29, from 12 noon-6 p.m.
Vinoy Park is located at Bayshore
Blvd. and 7th Ave. NE. in downtown
St. Petersburg.

2009 AARP Tax Sites
Free tax preparation and assistance
is available through April 15 for those
households with low to moderate
incomes for taxpayers of all ages, but
with an emphasis on those over 60
years of age.
Taxpayers must bring social security
cards for all persons listed on their
tax returns, a picture ID and all
pertinent records such W-2s, 1099s,
other income and credits, last year's
tax return and real estate tax receipt.
Free electronic filing is available at
all sites
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.

Post 125 Auxiliary
Golf Tournament
American Legion Post 125 Auxiliary
isholding a miniature golftournament
on Sunday, March 22, 10 a.m. at The
Polynesian Putter, located at 4999
Gulf Boulevard in St. Pete Beach.
Tickets are $15 per person to play and
hole sponsors ar $10 with proceeds to
benefit Sallie house, a safe haven for
abused infants and children. Contact
any Auxiliary Officer or the Post at

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Economic Recovery
Begins at Home
As mass layoffs, state budget
woes, school funding cuts, foreclosed
houses and boarded up business
leave Florida's economy gloomy
and uncertain, a grassroots push
is underway to facilitate economic
recovery at the local level. A coalition
representing Florida businesses,
media and city leaders launched a
grassroots campaign urging Florida
citizens to plant the seeds of economic
recovery in their own backyards by
spending their money close to home.
"Florida's Gross Domestic Product
is 75-percent of consumer spending,"
said Rick McAllister, President and
CEO, Florida Retail Federation. "Our
entire economy rides on how much
Florida consumers consume and more
importantly where they consume it.
We can recover faster than expected
if we convince Floridians to do their
spending close to home and support
the businesses that are invested in
their communities and their state."
Backers of the I:.i k\ .1ii Economics"
campaign include the Florida Retail
Federation, The Florida Chamber,
the Florida League of Mayors, the
Florida Press Association, the Florida
Outdoor Advertising Association, the
National Federation of Independent
Businesses and Florida TaxWatch,
the nonpartisan, nonprofit research
institute and government watchdog.
According to a special Florida
TaxWatch report released at the
campaign kickoff, Florida consumers
spent an estimated $11.2 billion in
online shopping from other states
and countries last year. The result
of this spending more than 112,000
full-time job losses in Florida. The
study "Out-of-State Online Shopping
Costs Florida Thousands of Jobs" -
is available for download at www.
LE.-\ $100,000 worth of online
shopping costs one Floridian to lose
his/her full-time job," explained
Dominic Calabro, President and
CEO, Florida TaxWatch. "And we're
not just talking about retail jobs
either. There is a domino effect that
impacts every employment sector in
the state."
While it will take time to determine
the impact of the newly-signed
national economic stimulus package
on job creation in Florida, consumer
support for brick and mortar
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businesses that are invested in their
neighborhoods and cities can quickly
help save jobs and vital services.
"Backyard Economics is a great,
voluntary program that encourages
people to buy from Floridacompanies,"
said Mark Wilson, President and
CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce.
"When Floridians know about the
positive economic impacts to our state
from buying local, they're more likely
to make a purchase here at home."
Gainesville Mayor Pagheen
Hanrahan leads the Florida League
of Mayors and she is hopeful Florida
consumers will feel empowered when
they learn how the dollars they spend
locally will help their community.
"We know that times are tough right
now so we're not asking our neighbors
and residents to spend money they
don't have. When people do spend
their money, we simply want them to
pay attention to where those dollars
are going. By keeping their money in
their community, they are boosting
local revenues in the form of business
and sales taxes that will be spent
many times over," she said.
Another industry impacted by the
current economy is the media, which

is now helping spread the message
about "backyard economics." A
significant number of radio, television
and newspapers outlets, which rely
on advertisements from local retailers
and business, are laying off staff
and cutting production in the face of
shrinking advertising revenues.
"The struggling economy and the
impact on communities we serve
are documented in the pages of our
member newspapers every day," said
Dean Ridings, President, Florida
Press Association. "We're committed
to helping our communities rebound
and local spending is critical to
making that happen."
All of the campaign partners are
working to mobilize their members to
join the cause and educate consumers.
From member newsletters, magazines
and websites to community
presentations, newspaper ads and
billboards the grassroots approach
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Credit Card Debt
Getting Trickier
Dear Mary: I received an invita-
tion from Capital One to transfer
balances to a new credit card at zero
percent interest until March 2010.
Would I be shooting myself in the
foot if I accepted this offer and trans-
ferred two high-interest balances,
currently $4,000 total? I'm worried
this is a trap. -- Monica, Tennessee
Dear Monica: There are many
things you need to consider carefully
before making your decision.
--Bait and switch. If you read the
fine print on that invitation, you
will see that Capital One retains the
right to substitute a different credit
card once you've accepted the offer
and they check your credit history.
You may or may not get zero percent
--Credit score. If you get this deal,
more than likely the credit limit will
be the same or very close to the to-
tal amount you transfer, or $4,000.
That means, for at least the first few
months, you will be using 100 percent
of your credit limit. That is bad for
your credit score. Really, really bad.
Ideally, you never should use more
than 30 percent of your limit.
--Not set in stone. Keep in mind that
Capital One will include a clause in
your agreement that says they can
change the terms at any time for any
reason. (This will change, but not un-
til July 2010.) Here's the scary thing:
They could use your newly lowered
credit score as the reason to do that!

It's a real Catch-22.
--Real interest rate. Think July
2010. That's when new credit card
rules go into effect that will prevent
credit card issuers from increasing
your interest rates retroactively. If
something happens that prevents
you from reaching zero balances
before then, expect whatever rates
you're paying after March 2010 to
shoot up on, oh, say, June 15, 2010.
They'll have one last opportunity un-
der the old rules.
You may determine it's worth the
risk to accept this offer to get rid of
double-digit interest you may be car-
rying on these two accounts at this
The best option here is to do ev-
erything in your power to pay these
debts as quickly as possible. If you
have a rock-solid plan to do that
within 12 months, it just might be
worth the prospect of a low credit
score for a while to accomplish that
worthy goal. Once you are at a zero
balance, your credit score will begin
to improve, provided you do not close
that account.
All that to say that if I were you, I
believe I would take the risk. That's
because I hate credit card debt so
much that I'd be willing to accept
the lesser punishment of a low credit
score, along with the possibility of an
increased interest rate, for a while.
That would be like a kick in the rear
end to force me into greater sacrifice
in other areas to pay the debt faster
than I ever dreamed possible.

Women's Ministry to
Hold Annual Silver Tea
The Salvation Army Women's
Ministry will hold its Annual Silver
Tea on Tuesday, March 17, at 2
p.m. at The Salvation Army located
at 3800 Ninth Avenue N. in St.
Petersburg. Tickets are available in
advance by calling the church office
at 323-2222 or by mailing Eileen at
This year's special guest vocalist will
be Commissioner Marilyn Francis of
The Salvation Army's Canada and
Bermuda Territory. A meal of light
refreshments, sweets and tea will be
served following the concert.
For more information or to purchase
tickets in advance call the church
office at 323-2222.

Guardian ad Litem
Needs Volunteers
The 6th Circuit Guardian ad
Litem office has launched a major
initiative to recruit over 200 new
volunteers to be the voice for close
to a 1,000 children who have been
abused, neglected or abandoned
in Pinellas and Pasco Counties.
As a child's advocate, a Guardian
ad Litem visits the child every
month, becomes familiar with the
child's case and makes recommenda-
tions to the court to help ensure the
child has a safe, caring and stable
environment. The average time
needed is four to six hours a month.
Guardians receive 30 hours of train-
ing and ongoing assistance to help
them make a positive difference
in the lives of children. To volun-
teer and arrange to attend a brief
orientation, call 1-866-341-1425.
For information and an application
go to

Sons of Italy
Pasta Night
John Paul 1 Lodge will hold a pasta
night every Monday from 4-8 p.m.
featuring all-you-can-eat pasta with
two meatballs, salad and coffee.
Beer and wine available. The Lodge
is located at 2500 34 Street S. in St.
Petersburg. Take out available. Call

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Korean War Veterans
If you served in Korea during the
Korean War up to the present, you
are eligible for membership in the
KWVA. They also welcome anyone
who wishes to volunteer their time,
energy and service. They meet on
the third Thursday of each month
at 7 p.m. at VFW Post 4364, 5772
62 Street N. in St. Petersburg. Call
Clarence Dadswell, President at
525-6496 or visit www.
KWVA Chapter 14 is dedicated
to preserving the historical
contributions of our military who have
served and sacrificed in the Korean
theater from 1950 to the present.
They participate in numerous
charitable contributions to the
memory of our veterans such as
the creation and dedication of the
beautiful and inspiring granite
Korean War memorial at Freedom
Lake Park in Pinellas Park.
In addition to parades, they serve
as honor guards for military funerals
including those veterans without
families or friends; folding flags to
be later used at funerals; serving as
color guards for Tropicana Field and
other events, rendering support to
members in need and participation
in other patriotic and charitable
endeavors. They also participate in a
number of youth oriented events and
sponsor youth scholarships.
Of course there is always time for a
number of enjoyable events such as
outings, dinners, get together, etc.
On March 26 the KWVA will hold
its annual dinner dance at the Wine
Cellar for members and their guests.
Their meetings reflect a relaxed yet
formal format which concludes with
sharing coffee, tea, sandwiches and
pastries while engaged in pleasant
conversation and socialization with
members and guests.
If you are a veteran of the Korean
theater from 1950 to the present,
come and join their group of friendly

Suddenly in Command
Would you know what to do if your
spouse, friend or family member fell
over board or was hurt or became ill
from a heart attack or stroke while
you were out boating or fishing?
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Calling for help, starting and
operating the boat would place you
"suddenly in command".
The United States Coast Guard
Auxiliary, Flotilla 72 will present
a four hour program on Saturday,
April 4 at the U.S.C.G. Auxiliary,
Flotilla building from 8:30-12:30
p.m., 1300 Beach Drive SE in
St. Petersburg. Call 898-1324 for
information. Pre-registration is
required as classroom space will be
limited. Visit
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for more information.
The program will include: Getting to
knowyourboat; Types of Emergencies
to prepare to handle; What to do

if one of these Emergencies does
Marine communications and an
introduction to the Rules of the Road
(sea). Paper work will be available for
you to apply for your state of Florida
boater safety education ID card.

DBSA Support Group
Are you depressed or bipolar or have
another disorder? Come to a support
group that meets every Thursday
evening from 7-9 p.m. at Northeast
Presbyterian Church, 4400 Shore
Acre Boulevard NE. Call Mary at
520-1856 for more information.

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News Stories Mix
Apples With Oranges
Q: I recently read a newspaper story
that said two of the six children the
single mom in California already had
before she gave birth to the octuplets
are getting Social Security disability
benefits. Are our elected leaders out
to lunch? No wonder the system is
going broke if our Social Security tax
dollars are supporting children whose
only disability seems to be that they
have a mother who has a history of
making bad decisions! What do you
know about this?
A: I know that President Richard
Nixon's advisors were really lousy at
coming up with names for government
programs! And if that seems like the
non sequitur to end all non sequiturs,
I'll explain in a minute.
But first, I must make two points.
1. It is NOT my place in this column
to comment on the ethics or the
judgment of the mother of these 14
kids. 2. I am NOT privy to any of this
woman's government records.
But I saw the same news story you
did. It said that two of this mother's
first six kids are getting "Social
Security disability benefits." And
that made me angry. Not because

the children are getting disability
benefits, but because once again, the
press and the public are confusing
the Social Security program with
the Supplemental Security Income
As I said, I know nothing about
this family's actual government
records. But I will bet my bottom
dollar those children are not getting
Social Security benefits. And that's a
good bet because the Social Security
program simply does not pay
disability benefits to children under
age 18.
They must be getting Supplemental
Security Income disability benefits.
SSI is a federal welfare program
that pays monthly benefits to
low-income children who have
disabilities. Although SSI happens
to be managed by the Social Security
Administration, it is not a Social
Security program and it is not funded
by Social Security taxes. It is paid for
by general tax revenues.
Now, what's all this got to do
with President Nixon? It was his
administration that created the
Supplemental Security Income
program. Before SSI, the nation's
poor disabled children (and poor
disabled adults too, for that matter)
received various kinds of welfare
benefits administered by each of

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the 50 states. And many people
frequently complained about the
inequities among the state welfare
programs. One state might hand
out a relatively generous monthly
allowance to someone with little
more than a nagging backache, while
another state might grudgingly pay a
pittance to someone dying of cancer.
Nixon's people had the arguably
good idea to standardize our country's
diverse welfare programs for low-
income disabled adults and children.
And they decided to standardize
programs for the low-income aged
population as well. But then they
messed things up in two ways.
First, they decided to give the newly
created programs to the already
over-burdened Social Security
Administration to manage.
Second, they decided to name the
new program Supplemental Security
Income. They supposedly did this
with noble intentions. They wanted
to remove the stigma that goes
along with the term "welfare." I was
working for SSA in those days, and
I clearly remember being instructed
over and over again to never use the
term "welfare" when describing the
SSI program. If push came to shove,
we were told to call it a "needs-based"
But the fact that the program
is run by the Social Security
Administration, and the fact that
it is called "Supplemental Security
Income," has led just about everyone
in the country to assume that SSI
is some kind of supplemental Social
Security benefit.
And that has led millions of people,
including the person who sent me
this letter, to lose confidence in
their government officials and the
Social Security program because
they assume their Social Security
tax dollars are being squandered on
welfare payments to questionable

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My Favorite Older
Person Essay Contest
Gulfport Middle and High School
Students (including those home
schooled) are invited to write a short
essay on the topic of 1i\ Favorite
Older Person". What a wonderful way
to honor the person who has touched
your life in a special way! The older
person should be at least 60 years
or older and with whom you have a
personal relationship.
Entries should be typed, if possible,
and limited to two sheets (font 12)
or handwritten (please, no pencil).
Prizes include $75 Wal-Mart gift card
(first prize) and $25 Wal-Mart gift
Card (second prize), etc. Essay judges
will be looking for ability to describe
your feelings for the person; ability
to illustrate what you write with
examples; ability to write these clearly
and concisely; ability to describe the
qualities you admire in the person
(independence, helping other, courage,
etc.); and writing skills appropriate to
the grade level.
Completed essays can be returned
to the Senior Center (5501 27th Ave.
S., Gulfport, FL. 33707) by March 31.
Essays will not be accepted after April
3. Essay winners and their favorite
older person will be recognized at
a City of Gulfport Council Meeting
during the month of May which is
Older Americans Month.
Sponsors include the City of Gulfport,
The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior
Center Foundation, Inc., Gulfport
Optimists Club and The Florida
Department of Elder Affairs. Call
the Senior Center if you would like to
receive an Essay Contest Flyer or need
further information at 893-2237.

Power Squadron Offers
Boating Course
The United States Power Squadrons
America's Boating Course, presented
by The St. Petersburg Sail & Power
Squadron starting Monday, March
16 from 7-9 p.m. and continues
for an additional six weeks on
Monday nights. Location is the
St. Petersburg Sailing Center,
250 Second Avenue SE, Demens
Landing, St. Petersburg. Instruction
is free, materials cost $25 per family.
Contact or

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Monthly Meeting
at Woman's Club
The monthly meeting of the GFWC
St. Petersburg Woman's Club at 40
Snell Isle Boulevard N.E. will be
held on Friday, March 13 at 1 p.m.
The Conservation Department will
be presenting a program on "Palm
Paradise" the selection, planting
and care of Florida friendly palms.
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.

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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By Shawn Dell Joyce

Sustainable Seafood
Ocean fish are the last wild
creatures that people hunt on a
large scale. We used to think of the
ocean's bounty as endless. Recently,
we have discovered its limits.
Between 1950 and 1994, ocean
fishermen increased their catch by
400 percent by doubling the number
of boats they used and using more
effective fishing gear, according to
Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood
Watch. In 1989, the world's catch
leveled off at about 82 million
metric tons offish per year. We have
reached "peak fish," and no number
of boats would help us catch more.
Today only 10 percent of all large
fish -- both open-ocean species (tuna,
swordfish, marlin, etc.) and the large
groundfish, such as cod, halibut,
skates and flounder -- are left in the
sea, according to research published
in National Geographic.
"From giant blue marlin to mighty
bluefin tuna, and from tropical
groupers to Antarctic cod, industrial
fishing has scoured the global ocean.
There is no blue frontier left," lead
author Ransom Myers told National
Geographic. "Since 1950, with the
onset of industrialized fisheries, we
have rapidly reduced the resource
base to less than 10 percent -- not
just in some areas, not just for some
stocks, but for entire communities
of these large fish species from the
tropics to the poles."
"The impact we have had on
ocean ecosystems has been vastly
underestimated," said co-author
Boris Worm. "These are the
megafauna, the big predators of
the sea, and the species we most
value. Their depletion not only
threatens the future of these fish
and the fishers that depend on
them, it could also bring about a
complete re-organization of ocean
ecosystems, with unknown global
Marine biologist Sylvia Earle said:
"I don't blame the fishermen for this.
We, the consumers, have done this
because we have a taste for fish and

'delicacies' such as shark-fin soup.
Our demand for seafood appears to
be insatiable ... driven by high-end
appetites. I've always believed that
even when there is only one bluefin
tuna left in the sea someone will pay
a million dollars to be able to eat
Earle, who is also an author and
sustainability advocate, pointed
out: il..-1 people also don't know
how bad it is for us to be eating so
much fish, not only because of the
destruction of an ecosystem vital
to survival but also because the big
predatory fish are full of the toxins
and other pollutants that we cast
into the oceans. It's not as healthy
to eat fish as most people believe."
Coastal wetlands are fertile
habitats for fish and shellfish but
also popular places for people. More
than half the world's people live near
seacoasts, placing most of our large
cities next to oceans. Bay waters are
polluted by sewage, oil, chemicals
and agricultural fertilizer. Paved
surfaces near wetlands and tidal
areas increase stormwater runoff.
Trawling and dragging are fishing
methods that destroy habitats by
dredging up seafloor. Some trawlers
put rock-hopper gear, including old
tires, along the bases of their nets to
roll over rocky reefs, giving sea life
no place to hide. Dredges drag nets
with chain-mesh bases through soft
sand or mud to catch scallops and
sea urchins, crushing other life on
the seafloor and damaging places
where fish feed and breed. Some
scientists believe that fishing with
rock hoppers and dredges harms the
ocean more than any other human
According to the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the
UnitedNations, in 4 animalscaught
in fishing gear dies as bycatch, i.e.,
unwanted or unintentionally caught.
Tons of fish are tossed out because
they're not what fishing boats are
after, they have no market value,
or they're too small to sell. Bycatch
often kills young fish that could

have rebuilt depleted populations
if they had been allowed to grow up
and breed. It is estimated that for
each pound of shrimp caught in a
trawl net, between 2 and 10 pounds
of other marine life is caught and
discarded as bycatch.
Some seafood can be farmed
sustainably. Clams are raised in
special beds on sandy shores, where
their harvest does little to disturb
the ecosystem. Oysters and mussels
often are raised in bags or cages that
are suspended off the seafloor, so
little damage is done when they're
harvested. Many farmed fish, such
as salmon, are grown in net pens
like cattle in feedlots. This is as
environmentally damaging in the
ocean as cattle feedlots are on land.
Additionally, mangrove forests have
been cut down and replaced with
temporary shrimp farms, which
supply shrimp to Europe, Japan and
America until the water becomes
The following are the best choices
for your dinner plate, according
to the Seafood Choices Alliance:
anchovies, arctic char, bluefish,
catfish (farmed), clams, crabs
(blue, Dungeness, king), crawfish,
dogfish, hake, halibut (Pacific),
herring (Atlantic), mackerel
(Atlantic, Spanish), mussels (black,
green-lipped), octopus (Pacific),
oysters (farmed), Pacific black cod
sablefishh), Pacific cod (pot- or jig-
caught), pollock (Alaskan), prawns
(trap-caught, Pacific), rock lobster
(Australian), salmon (wild Alaskan),
sardines (Pacific), scallops (bay-
farmed), shrimp (U.S.-farmed),
squid (Pacific), striped bass (hybrid),
sturgeon (farmed), tilapia (farmed),
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Benefit for St. Pete
Beach Fire & Rescue
Join us at The Drunken
Clam, Saturday, March 14 for a
good old fashion "Lo Country Boil",
silent auction, raffles and Cornhole
Tournament. Event starts at 12 noon
and ends when we can't play any
more! A "Lo Country Boil" consists of
shrimp, shellfish, corn, potatoes and
smoked sausage all cooked in one
large pot! The Clam Crew's goal is
to raise $2,500 for a special Stairwell
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St. Pete Beach Fire & Rescue. This is
a very special piece of equipment that
is needed by the Fire Department to
help and ensure safety for our Fire &
Rescue teams. The Drunken Clam is
located just off Gulf Boulevard (south
of Dolphin Village) behind the Exxon/
Dairy Queen on 46 Avenue. Open
daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. For more
information on the Fundraiser or to
make a donation please call 360-1800
or 692-8465.

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

Vendors Needed for
Arts & Crafts Show
Woodlawn Presbyterian is seeking
local artists and craftsmen for their
"Artists in the Courtyard" show and
sale on Saturday, March21 from 9:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applications are
due by March 6 and are available
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call 822-4477; 580-8410 or email
The church is located at 2612 12
Street N. in St. Petersburg.

You Can Make
a Difference
The St. Petersburg Police
Department is currently conducting
interviews for Volunteer Road
Patrol positions. This elite group of
nationally recognizedvolunteer police
professionals is looking for good men
and women to join our team. If you

think you have the "right stuff' and
want to make a difference in your
community, call 893-7141 today to
schedule an appointment.

Support for Adult
Children of Alcoholics
A support group for adult chil-
dren of alcoholics or other dys-
functional families meets every
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Jewish
Community Center, 5023 Central
Avenue in St. Petersburg. For more
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A Generous Donation to Gulfport
Captain Phil Fletcher, his
daughter Cindy Davis and
her husband Al Davis have
offered the city of Gulfport
a new mobile disaster
emergency response vehicle
free of charge. The vehicle
would cost nearly $400,000 if
purchased retail. The motor
home being donated has a 400
horse power turbo diesel engine, an 8,000 watt diesel generator, washer and dryer, multiple
slide outs, several large storage compartments and much more equipment. It can easily
tow a large trailer of emergency supplies and
equipment. "County fire and CERT personnel
have expressed enthusiasm for the vehicle," said
Bob Worthington, council member. "It will provide
the ability for Gulfport to have an in-house self
contained mobile emergency center. It will also
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Chili Cook-off
The 5th Annual Chili Cook-off at
the GFWC St Petersburg Woman's
Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E., will
be held on Friday, March 20 at 6:30
p.m. The cost of the event is $15 per
person. There will be special guest
chili judges, a homemade pie and
cake auction and a silent auction.
Live dance music will be provided
by "Free Range". A portion of the
proceeds to benefit the Hospice of
Florida Suncoast and the Historic
Building Restoration Fund. For
tickets please call 822-2473 before
March 16.
For further information on monthly
meetings, Saturday Group and other
diverse activities which include art &
craft workshops, monthly excursions,
weekly sewing group and card games
please call 822-4982. GFWC St.
Petersburg Woman's Club has been
serving the community since 1913.

Learn about
Toastmasters Club
Toastmasters is a positive learning
environment where leaders develop
professional skills needed in this
tough economy. You will learn to
evaluate your current skills, have
productive discussions at work,
practice speaking in front of a
people, control nervousness, take on
new roles, and develop yourself as a
City Power Toastmasters is a
non-profit organization devoted
to continuing leadership skills
in a relaxed, diverse and upbeat
atmosphere. Join them every
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.

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

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Wildlife Law Conference
at Stetson Law
Register now to join a two-
day International Wildlife Law
Conference at Stetson University
College of Law discussing the future
of biofuel production, ecotourism,
fisheries and species protection with
an international panel of experts
from eight countries.
The conference will be held at
Stetson University College of Law,
1401 61 Street S. in Gulfport on
March 26-27.
Speakers include: Wil Burns,
editor-in-chief of the Journal of
International Wildlife Law & Policy;
Royal Gardner, professor of law at
Stetson Law and director of Stetson's
Institute for Biodiversity Law and
Policy, chapter author: Agenda for
a Sustainable America; Gunther
Handle, Eberhard Deutsch Professor
or Public International Law, Tulane
University, New Orleans, La.; Clay
Henderson, Holland & Knight LLP,
Orlando, Fla.; Johannes Huber,
executive secretary, Antarctic
Treaty Secretariat, Buenos Aires,
Argentina; Julia Jabour, senior
lecturer, honors and graduate
research coordinator, Institute
of Antarctic & Southern Ocean
Studies, University of Tasmania,
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia; and
Andi Pearl, manager of Antarctic
Krill Conservation Project, The Pew
Charitable Trusts, Washington,
The two-day conference will discuss
topics including the impact of biofuel
production on biodiversity, wetlands
and forest ecosystems; the impact
of ecotourism on regions including
Antarctica and Cuba; fisheries
and individual species protection;
and the protection of wildlife and
research whaling in Antarctica. CLE
credits are available.

State Required Safe
Boating Classes
Do not become a victim, statistic or
the subject of a search and rescue. Be
prepared for unforeseen, challenging
and potentially dangerous events on
the water:
Always have plenty of fuel and
remember the 1/3rd Rule: Use

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only 1/3rd out, 1/3rd back and you
should never run out of gas.
Start out with a charged battery
and back-up when possible.
Always file a Float Plan with
someone who cares and cancel it
when you get back.
Do not go out in bad weather or
when it is threatening. Keep a
weather eye and go home before you
need to do so.
Always have the required U.S.
Coast Guard (USCG) equipment in
good working order andnot outdated:
USCG approved life jackets for each
passenger that fit properly and wear
them, appropriate fire extinguishers
that work, visual distress signals
(flares, etc.), navigation lights that
work properly, an appropriate
anchor with sufficient line and a

marine VHF radio that works.
Always appoint a lookout to help
watch for other boats, crab traps,
shallow water, etc.
Always carry sufficient water/
gator aid to prevent dehydration,
hypothermia, and sunscreen
to prevent burn.
Do not boat under the influence.
Drive safely and carefully at a
reasonable speed based on the
conditions at the time.
Learn or enhance your Boating Skills
and Seamanship at the U.S.C.G.
Auxiliary, Flotilla 72 each Tuesday
night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 1300 Beach
Dr. SE, St. Petersburg. Call 898-
1324 for information. Completion
satisfies the state of Florida boater
safety ID requirements.

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Tomato Fertilizer
and Styrofoam
Q: How much and what kind
of fertilizer should be used for
tomatoes? Please describe fertilizer
by ingredient ratio, such as 10-10-
10, if possible.
A: The first thing that should be
done is to have your soil tested.
This is more important if it is a new
garden. Follow the directions that
come with the container from the
testing laboratory. It is often a good
idea to label the soil as having come
from a vegetable garden or a lawn
because the testing lab is used to
giving results to farmers. Otherwise,
your results may come back being
listed in tons per acre.
Without a soil test, garden experts
often recommend that one pound of
a general fertilizer such as 10-10-
10 or 15-15-15 be worked into the
top 4-6 inches of soil for every 100
square feet of garden. A garden soil
that has lots of organic matter or
compost may not need any additional

It is often helpful for newly planted
vegetables to get a dose of a starter
fertilizer. It is important to get roots
established and phosphorus helps
to do this. Phosphorus is the middle
number of the three, so a ratio of
something between 10-30-10 to
10-50-10 would be good. Follow the
label directions and pour the liquid
into the soil right around the base of
the plant.
It just so happens that phosphorus
is also beneficial to plants trying to
produce flowers and fruit. Potassium
also helps, so fertilizers two to five
times higher in the middle or the
last two numbers than the first
number will be good. Exact numbers
are not important, just the ratio of
low nitrogen to higher phosphorus
and potassium.
If you are growing a leafy crop
like lettuce, then a higher nitrogen
fertilizer is better, since it promotes
leaves not flowers.
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best. They continually release
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release fertilizers can wash out of
the soil where they do no good to the
intended crop and may pollute lakes,
streams and groundwater.
Compost is a good slow release
fertilizer, besides adding beneficial
organic matter. All garden soils from
sandy to full clay will benefit from
adding compost.
Q: I was thinking of using Styrofoam
cups for starting my vegetable garden
plants from seeds. Will they work
and can I plant them in the ground
with the cup, or do I have to remove
the cup? Will removing it damage the
A: Styrofoam is one of those products
that is great for what it does, but
maybe not so great for some other
uses. It is made by adding gases into
heated polystyrene. The foam that
comes out is over 95 percent air. It
is a great insulator as it is a poor
conductor of heat, so it is used in hot
beverage cups.
Styrene is named after the styrax
plant. It produces a resin that can
be used to make synthetic rubber.
Styrene is found in many foods,
including nuts, meats and fruits.
Polystyrene is a synthetic material
that is used in rubber and plastic
parts for boats, carpeting and food
containers. It provides an economical
and sanitary product that makes a
very small percent of the material
sent to landfills, according to the
There are newer products used for
food container packaging that are
made from corn, sugar cane and beet
products and are also good insulators
and very sanitary. They may not
currently be as economical, but they
are heading in that direction as more
restaurants use them.
While recycling is technically
possible, it is rarely done, except
for packaging peanuts. It does not
biodegrade, so using it in your garden
will not work very well. It can be used
to start the seeds. The cup will hold
the soil for the seedlings and it will
need a drainage hole in the bottom.
When the plant is ready to go in the
garden, gently slide it out of the cup.
If the roots are wrapped around the
bottom of the soil, spread them out as
you place them in the hole. Save the
cups and use them again for several

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Let the Games Begin

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Shortly after the parade teams lined up for the National Anthem. The season is underway.

the teams off at the gate.
Gulfportians came out in
true style; hundreds lined
the streets all along the pa-
rade route, waving encour-
agement and holding signs
as they watched this year's
teams strut their stuff in
their new uniforms.
Dawn Johnson, Gulfport
Little League President and
Coach of the Safety Tire and
Auto team A Minor division,
was absolutely thrilled with
the turnout of applicants
this year.
"We were just ecstatic,
because we added six more
teams this year to our league.
Six! We now have a total of
ten teams and we were able
to get several new sponsors,"
she said smiling. "I have to
give a lot of credit to our par-
ents and volunteers, as well
as the Gabber, who got our
information out there. We
got a tremendous response
from the community, too."
Dawn credits the city as
well, saying that they had
put in an extra effort to
make the ball fields ready for
Opening Day.

"Look at how beautiful
these fields look!" she said,
pointing to the newly mowed
green grass and neatened
chalk lines. "We got some
new equipment, and the vol-
unteers helped spruce up the
concession area. The City do-
nated our brand new score-
board. We are ready to play
some serious baseball this

Of course, serious is rela-
tive; this year a new division
was added to the league;
Pre-T ball, for four year olds
and first time five year olds.
Some of these little ones have
hats that are bigger than
they are, but Dawn insists
that getting them this young
helps with discipline and self
-respect down the road.
"Many of these little ones
are learning from their older
brothers and sisters who
have played for us since they
were little. It a great family
tradition to pass along and it
teaches these kids teamwork
and confidence building, les-
sons they will use later on in

Lum Atkinson Field had
a great turnout to greet the
kids as they filed onto the
field. Most of the Gulfport
City Council was on hand,
including Judy Ryerson,
Bob Worthington, Michelle
King, and of course Mary
Stull, who has been a vol-
unteer with Little League
for many years. ("It's in my
blood," she told the crowd.)
Bob Worthington noted that
he played on this same field
some 50 years ago....

District Five representa-
tive Swanee Franklin was
also on hand for the big day.
She's been involved with Lit-
tle League for 41 years.
Mayor Mike Yakes threw
out the official first pitch to
start the season. It was just
a bit outside.....
Led by Coach Dawn, the
teams lined up along the
base lines and recited the
Little League motto, followed
by the Pledge of Allegiance.
* *

Mayor Mike Yakes waves at the Senior Girls team as they parade by
the baseball field.

Gabber March 12 March 18, 2009

Herman Trappman, an artist profile

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Herman Trappman communicates through old Florida Indian art.

By Leigh Clifton
Herman Trappman is an artist
with a fascination with history; the
history of Florida's ancient native
cultures. It is a passion he has trans-
ported into every segment of his life;
he lives and breathes and sleeps sur-
rounding himself with art, books and
nature on a daily basis. Together with
wife Elizabeth, also an artist, Trapp-
man has become the intrepid ex-
plorer and chronicler of the rich and
multi-cultural history of Old Florida,
where Tocabaga Indians, city people
by today's standards, were the main
residents of the area now known as
Tampa Bay. He translates his find-
ings onto canvas with breathtakingly
vibrant colors and intensely accurate
detail; he paints the story of the Na-
tive Floridians, the people who lived
among the alligators and the mast-
odons. He depicts their everyday
lives, and extraordinary accomplish-
ments with meticulous attention. He
is a story teller and Florida has a lot
of stories to be told.
Trappman is a self-taught artist
and originally did most of his work
in oils on large canvasses, but after
developing severe asthma about 12
years ago, he made the switch to com-
puter-generated art, transferring to
a medium he could live with. He still
has a great deal of pencil drawings

but he found that computer art fas-
cinated him. It also gave him a great
deal of freedom and creativity, insist-
ing that art was not just a matter of
brushes and paint, but a matter of
communicating that was essential.
"But," he says, "We are all artists
because we are communicators and
communication is art."
Trappman's art is centered specifi-
cally on the Central Gulf Coast and
it's natives; an area that he felt was
one of the most influential in Flori-
da's past.
"This area of Tampa bay was once
one of the finest estuaries in the
world," he said. "It was filled with
thousands of canoes, traveling from
different coasts, bringing articles to
trade for other goods. The natives
here were city people, heavily into
trade and fairly wealthy. They fished
one of the most abundant areas in
the world. Historians and archaeolo-
gists have always had a tendency to
minimize their existence. But these
people, who were here well before
the Seminole Indians were a mix of
Africans and Caribbean people. The
Seminoles actually wiped out these
original natives. History says that
the Seminoles were here first, but it
was really the blacks who were the
first inhabitants of this area."
Once the Spanish and English ar-

rived with their arrogance and dis-
eases, the natives incurred huge
death tolls; since they had never
been exposed to these diseases, they
had no immune system antibodies
and the simplest infections all but
obliterated them.
Using descriptions from letters,
drawings and accounts passed down
from the Spanish and English,
Trappman was able to envision what
the Indians must have looked like.
He researched them very thoroughly,
studying and analyzing anthropology
and archaeology books for imagery
that he then used in his paintings.
Now using a mouse to draw instead
of a brush, Trappman painstakingly
creates his visions with the help of
Photoshop. It often requires a great
deal of effort; his constant reaching
for breath from his asthma can make
his work difficult. The images are
then sent to a printer, and Trappman
gets a printers proof back. It is from
this that he makes any color correc-
tions or changes before it is sent back
for final printing.
When asked if he thought Photo-
shop was a legitimate art form, he
answered this way; "People get very
innovative with tools, with art as the
end result. Any tools you can use to
get to that end result should be used.
I look at Photoshop as a tool that
helps me create and interpret my
ideas. Thats art and it's a legitimate
way of self expression."
Trappman, who is also a Park Rang-
er at Boyd Hill Nature Park, is set to
retire next year. He said that work-
ing there has enabled him to teach
others about native Florida and he
hopes he has inspired others to take
a closer look at its rich history and
culture. His works have hung in the
Florida Museum of Natural History
in Gainesville, the Collier County
Museum in Naples and the Panama
Canal Museum, which his wife Eliza-
beth runs, as well as countless pri-
vate homes and collectors. Trappman
does not sell his originals; he sells
the reproduction rights to them. His
work is uniquely resonant; he has
made it is passion and his livelihood
to broaden the world's understand-
ing of the importance of the natives
to Florida's full and multi-cultural
past. He is a master storyteller of ex-
traordinary abilities; he is Florida's
conscience and he speaks with joy.

Gabber March 12 March 18, 2009

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

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
at 510-1919. Let's show them our

Shop at St. Vincent's
Thrift Shop
St. Vincent's Episcopal Church
Thrift Shop is having a sale. Visit
them on Thursday for half-price
on all clothing. They have a nice
selection of ladies plus sizes. Easter
has arrived at their store with lots of
nice Easter decorations and supplies
for making lovely baskets. There are
a few Nascar collectibles left. Open
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. at 5124 Gulfport Boulevard.

Gabber March 12 March 18, 2009

Gulfport Yacht Club Kicks Off 2009 Racing Season
Sixteen boats turned out this
past Saturday, March 7th
to kick off the 2009 Gulfport
Yacht Club Racing season. 3
races were sailed on Boca Ciega
Bay in light winds with world-
renowned GYC sailor Robbie
Daniel grabbing the top spot.
Jennifer Lindsay took second
and Rush Bird placed 3rd.
GYC, host of the 2008 US
Sailing Multihull National
Championships, conducts races
Boca Ciega Bay was crammed with boats last the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each
Saturday. month from March through
November along with hosting a
couple of other regattas each year as well. The club races are broken down
into a Spring Series, Summer Series and Fall Series with awards presented
at the annual club banquet in January. All interested in sailing or racing
are welcome to come down to the club and see what it's all about. For more
information, visit Gulfportyachtclub.
GYC will be hosting 2 Regattas in 2009
as well, bringing sailors from around
the country and around the world. The
GYC Multihull Regatta will be held on
April 18th & 19th on Gulfport Beach.
Also, GYC will host the F16 Global
Challenge November 10th through the
14th. An event considered to be the
World Championships for the F!6, a
speedy catamaran which is very fast and
exciting. This regatta will also be held
on Gulfport Beach with Co-sponsorship
by the City of Gulfport. Robbie Daniel grabbed the top spot at
Saturday's race.

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Lic.# 0700008985 Storm and roof protection
0 0 Insured
727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601

Beautiful White Crushed Shell Use Instead of
Costly Concrete. Great for Landscaping Beds,
Driveways, Parking Areas, Ground Cover.
Many More Services Available. All Lawn &
Landscape, Inc. Lic. & Insured. Call Tony, 639-
2199, 347-1123.
JEFF'S LAWN SERVICE- Mowing, Trimming,
Edging, Blowing, Yard Clean-ups. Leaf and
Debris removal. ALSO: Odd jobs. Reasonable
rates, 727-341-0185
Monthly Lawn Maintenance. (Hauling, Land-
scape, Tree Services, Etc.) Licensed/Insured.
727-322-1849, 727-215-8601.
fordable Prices. Property Maintenance. Mow-
ing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush/Tree Remov-
al, Clean-Ups, Dependable. Senior Discounts,
Call Dave, 727-215-2229.
Prices, Leaf & Debris Removal, Palm & Tree
Pruning. Spring Cleanouts. Call Don, 644-
GREAT YARD WORK- Raking Leaves, Clean
Up Lots, Apartment Clean-Outs, Garages.
Trim Palm Trees, Tree Removal, Edging, Etc.
Sylvester, 460-8721.

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.

Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall,
Taping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates.
DAN'S HAULING-341-1135. Full Service

Cleanups. Bobcat & Demod, Quaity Work. 727-365-

OVIGET THE BEST-N Mess! Scott Daley Paint-

ing. Interior/Exterior, Insured. If-7965. SinceYour Mov-
1985. Handymanc Available, Paintstore Re-
ferredSmall roads WelcoAnytime. 727-515-2100. 727381


Residential/Commercial Interior & Exterior. 20
Taping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates.

. Years-9894, Insured, QuaLicity Work#C-8433. 727-3Insured65- Call
GET THE BEST-No Mess! Scott Daley Paint-

Phil, 327-7926.

ing. InteriorExterior Handyman ServicesInsured. #C-7965. Owner

Operated, Liman #C4505 Insured Always Free
Estimates, Premium Painting. 727-525-9304.


terior Home Repair/Pressure Cleaning. Dry-
wall Residentia/Commercial. Senior DiscountExterior. 20Better
Years Experience. Lic.#C-8433. Insured. Call

Business Bureau, 327-7926c#7761. 727-822-4126.

terior/Exterior with Benjamin Moore. Pressure
Cleaning. Wallpaper, Window Treatments,
Lic.#C-4749. Quality Work Over 26 Years. 344-
1674. References, Guaranteed.

Tim Barrett Painting Inc. Honest & Depend-
Interior, Exterior, Sherwiandyman ServWiliams Paint,
Free Esated, Li. #C4505yrs. Experience. Always Free
Estimates, PInsuremium Painting. 727-525-9304.
terior Home Repair/Pressure Cleaning. Dry-
wall Repair/Texturing. Senior Discount. Better

Business BureLocally Since 1980. 727-822-4126Free Estimates.
terior/Exterior with Benjamin Moore. Pressure
Lic.#C-4749. QualitK Work Over 26 Years. 344-

1674.Commercial Residential References Uponuaranteed.

Tim BaPLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting aInc. Honest $12 pend-
able, Interior/Exterior, Sherwin Williams Paint,321-6965.
Free Estimates, 15yrs. Experience. Licensed
and Insured, C9762 727-391-6694.
PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates.
Commercial Residential References Upon
Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $12 per
issue. Call 321-6965.

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Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning,
Remodels, New Construction, Accepting
Credit Cards. Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-


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able Rates, Senior Discounts. 30yrs. Experi-
ence. Lic. (RF67158) and Insured. 727-823-


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One Paper.

Since 1968
(727)321-6965 fax 327-7830

Earn 8-12% steady income, payable month
guaranteed by low loan-to-value mortgages.
Local group is purchasing residential proper-
ties from banks at 50-60% off today's value
and selling them to quality home buyers on
lease option. Contacte Gene Olson @ 727-
Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All
Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632.
24/7. We Pick Up on Your Schedule. Bonded,
Licensed & Insured. Call Ron at 727-224-
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.
Licensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 522-
4562 or Cell 410-5419.
FLOWERS 727-641-8546
Custom-Order Silks. Bouquets, Ceremony,
Reception, Home & Business.
Free Price Quote.
Losing your Safe Money Fast? I May Have a
Program To Help You-Don't Wait! Call Mike To-
day 727-403-0051. Fl. License P168756.

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Sell It


that work

Since 1968


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NEED A NEW HOME?- Stylist Opening at the
Gazebo of So. Pasadena. Join our Team. By
Appt. Only. 727-381-3603.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- For $12 per week.
Call 321-6965.

PART TIME HELP- 20-25 Hours/Week. Paint,
Yard, Whatever. Must Have Transportation to
Work. 727-343-0080.
$12 per week. Call 321-6965.
HOUSEKEEPER- Good Pay. Part Time on
Call. References and Car a Must! RENT-A-
HAND. Lic# 5842. 347-3424.
enced Home Health Aids/CNA's for in-Home
Care. Flexible FT/PT Shifts Available Immedi-
ately. Call 727-210-6650.
PART TIME- Approx 30 Hours/Week, must
be able to handle all aspects of small busi-
ness including Sales/Marketing, Office Du-
ties, Housekeeping, Computer Literate. Fax
resume & cover letter to 727-867-3754.
LIQUOR STORE CLERK- Must prefer week-
ends. Apply in person. Gulfport Liquors, 4918
Gulfport Blvd.
LIVE-IN HELP NEEDED- Job Requires Light
Housekeeping, Meal Preparation, Some
Shopping, Occasional Driving. (Driver's Li-
cense & Car Insurance Required) CNA Train-
ing Helpful, Laundry as Needed. No Heavy
Lifting. Experience & References Required.
Licensed/Bonded. St. Pete Beach Area. Indi-
vidual will work as an Independent Contractor.
Please Contact Jean at 415-896-5604 or John
at 727-430-2193.

Eclipse Property Solutions


Pasadena Manor

3-11 Nurse Supervisor
Receptionist / Accounts Payable
Nurse Unit Manager
Experienced Medical Records/Supply Clerk
CNA's All Shifts Weekends
Apply in Person
1430 Pasadena Avenue South
South Pasadena, FL. 33707
Gabber March 12 March 18, 2009

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

15" GM RIMS (4)- Deep dish Aluminum. Off
Truck. w/2 tires. 235-75- 15. $65. O.B.O. 363-
1994 FORD E-350 BOX TRUCK- 17ft. Box
over cab. Diesel. A/C, New Batteries. 214k
miles. Runs great. $3900 O.B.O. 727-321-
2004 HONDA CIVIC LX 4 Dr. Sedan, 48,500
Miles, $8995. Good Condition. 341-2315.
2004 MAKE CHI-J- $5000.b.o. Needs Work,
owner had stroke. 727-343-7582.
CASH PAID FOR CARS- Prices Subject to
Steel Market Value. 727-328-8004.

Fiberglass Truck Topper
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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.

Eddie Bauer, 115K, 2WD, 4-DR, 6cyl., 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.

COMPUTER Gateway Pentium III, w/Key-
board, Monitor, and Burner. $85. 866-1056.
Gabber March 12 March 18, 2009

3 DOOR CABINET- $30. 2-small armchairs
gold/yellow, circa 1970. $25 pair. 360-2973 apt
VACUUM CLEANERS- Nearly New. Upright
Hoover, $50. Tank Fuller Brush, both with ac-
cessories. $50 Each. 727-418-7272.
BROYHILL COUCH-2 Cushion, Camel Color,
Very Nice. $50. 727-321-8030.
METAL BUNK BEDS- With Mattresses, Blue
Color, $50. 727-521-1469.
KENMORE WASHER- $90, Kenmore Dryer,
$70. Both look & work good. 727-542-1519.
TABLE TOP GLASS-Large, 42" Round, 1/2"
Thick, Good Quality, $100 o.n.o. Call 384-
0724. Leave Message.
$15.00 each. 727-385-5356.
Chest of Drawers, $40, Exercise Bike, $75,
Computer Desk/Computer Chair, $75/Set, 10
ft. Sun Awning, $15, Crystal Lamp, $10. Feath-
er Bed, $40. Food Dehydrater/Yogurt Maker, 5
tray, $60. 345-6419.
White, Like New, $75. 459-4228.

1860's Shotgun, (Wall Hanger), $150, and
some guns. 727-642-8004.
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.

IN HOME COOKING-You name it, I can cook
it! Elderly parents? Having a party? Day to
day cooking. 727-418-5295
Electric. $5500 new. asking $3800 O.B.O. Call
Bob 823-6425
Medium $30. 727-385-5356.

AKOYEA PEARL SET- Bracelet, Ear Rings,
Necklace. And other gold jewelry. No Dealers,
Cash Only. 727-381-9709.
Each. 407-814-1719.
nally $119. $60. obo 727-327-7462.
FREE GARDEN SOIL (A raised garden
no longer required). Call 343-8291 Anytime.
Leave Message.
SW Radio. Phono Stereo. Radio Works. Good
Condition. $100. 727-343-8799.
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
Excellent Condition, Little Used. Price Nego-
tiable. 727-864-7336.
GEM MAKER-$995. Graves Mark #1 Faceter
Highland Park 8" Rotary Gutter. Highland Park
10 Diamond Saw. All on Rolling Bench. 727-

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.
FOLD UP BICYCLE-Fair Condition. $25.00
speakers, newer woofers, JVC receiver/Pho-
no, Technics Cassett Player/Recorder $70 obo
for all. VW Guages fits Jetta of Golf 1993-1999
2.0, 105,000K on guages, works great. $55
o.b.o. Jetta Sunroof, glass part only, $25 o.b.o.
2 pair Mens jeans Target Designer Brand Phys.
Sci. 34x32 hardly worn $10/Both. 2 Mens suit
jackets Size 48, 1-Black Stafford, 1-Navy Da-
vid Taylor good condition, $20/both. Pants size
48, 30" in-seam, Navy & Black free with suits if
needed. Assorted used window shades., $15
o.b.o. for all. Dirt Devil Extreme Vac, $10 works.
Zenith VCR 2-head, $10. Brass finished floor
lamp, needs shade $10 727-329-9922.
LIKE NEW, HEAVY DUTY-Walker with Seat.
Originally $129. asking $75. obo 727-327-

45 FT. BOATSLIP-For Sale or Rent. 7ft. Deep,
So. Pasadena Area. Call Joe at 727-458-

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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

S Only

SLIPS foo50
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

Puppies. Parents on Premises. $350. For More
information or call 686-
4579 or 656-5420.

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Anthony Antiques & Appraisers Est. 1969 '

. UNCLE JOE AT HOME 345-2992 a.
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Call if you Want to Sell Gold or Silver Items,
Broken Chains, Flatware, Scrap Jewelry &
Coins. John Sutorius, 727-385-9721.
Modern, Fine Jewelry, Watches, Gold, Sterling
Silver, Military, WWI/WWII, All Items (Knives),
Antique Sewing Machines, Cameras, Train
Sets, Entire Estates. 727-410-5628.

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Since 1968


IN RE: The license to practice Real
Estate Appraisals of: Steven R. Sides,
6720 Hibiscus Avenue South, Gulfport,
Florida 33707. Case No. 2007062579.
The Department of Business has filed
an Administrative Complaint against
you a copy of which may be obtained
by contacting the Division of Real
Estate, 400 W. Robinson St., Suite
N-801, Orlando, Florida 32801, (407)
481-5632. If no contact has been
made by April 27, 2009, the matter of
the Administrative Complaint will be
presented at an ensuing meeting of
the Florida Real Estate Appraisal
Board in an informal proceeding.

IN RE: The license to practice Real
Estate Appraisals of: Steven R. Sides,
6720 Hibiscus Avenue South, Gulfport,
Florida 33707. Case No. 2007062582.
The Department of Business has filed
an Administrative Complaint against
you a copy of which may be obtained
by contacting the Division of Real
Estate, 400 W. Robinson St., Suite
N-801, Orlando, Florida 32801, (407)
481-5632. If no contact has been
made by April 27, 2009, the matter of
the Administrative Complaint will be
presented at an ensuing meeting of
the Florida Real Estate Appraisal
Board in an informal proceeding.

MOVING SALE-2218 51st St. S. Fri. & Sat.
Carport & Bake Sale. Saturday 8a.m. Great
Buys & Bargain Prices!
150CC SCOOTER BIKES- Pressure Wash-
ers, Small Refrigerator, PowerTools and Much
More! 6327 5th Ave. S. Saturday, 3/14.
5817 11TH AVE. S.- Saturday 8-3p.m. Estate
Sale. Furniture, Clothing, Housewares, Etc.
4914 29TH AVE. S.- (Alley Behind House)
Saturday 8a.m.-4.p.m. Great Deals! All Excel-
lent Condition. Furniture, Clothing, Accesso-
ries, Men's Large, Women's 14 & 20W, New
Drum, Gardening supplies, books, health
products. Free Donut 1st twenty purchases!
No Early Birds!
Condos, 4908 38th Way South. Baby Items,
Easter Decorations, Antique Dolls, Auto-
graphed Picutures, Lots of Misc. Pre-Sale
3/13, 8-? Regular Sale 3/14, 8-?
SATURDAY 8-2P.M.- 6101 3rd Ave. S. 1997
Honda CRV, Priced to Sell. Chico Womens
Clothes, Childrens Items, Furniture, More!
632 38TH AVE. S.-Sat. & Sun. 8-6. Huge 3-
Family Sale Everything from Clothes to Ra-
dios to TVs and Furniture.
2440 SOUTH SHORE DR. S.E.-Tropical
Shores. Fri. & Sat. 8am.-2pm. Misc. Items.
MARCH 14TH 8-12- Seminole Lakes CC Es-
tates, Park St. & Burning Tree.
1411 GRAY ST. S.- Friday & Saturday, 8-1p.m.
Baby, women's clothes, something for every-
ESTATE SALE-Everything Must Go! 6734 3rd
Ave. N. St. Pete. Fri. & Sat. 9am-2pm. Come
port/S. Pasadena area. Saturday, 3/14, 8am-
2pm. Something for everyone. 6188 4th Ave.
S. (Between 66th St. & 58th St. S. off 1st Ave.
S. Watch for balloons & signs).
5518 13TH AVE.. SO.-Sat./Sun., 9-4. Table/6
Chairs, Hutch, Roller Blades, Karaoke Set,
Dutch Oven, Much More!
2000 Daewoo, $500. Something for Everyone.
1401 Island Dr. S. S. Pasadena. Off Pasadena
Ave behind Bowling Alley. Saturday, 8-2p.m.

LOST DOG- Looks Like Toto. Lost at Gulfport
Pet Rescue. Has Pink Leash w/Blue Harness.
STILL MISSING-Cat. Light Orange, Short
Hair, Slender, Fixed Female, 12yrs. old. Mi-
cro Chipped and up to date on all Shots. Lost
Early Sun. Feb. 22nd. from Gulfport Municipal
Marina. 813-333-3474 or 813-286-6411. RE-

Gabber March 12 March 18, 2009

(727) 3216965 fax (727) 327-7830

St. Joseph (Never Known to Fail) Oh, most
beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine,
splendor of heaven. Blessed Mother of the
Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in
my necessity. Oh, star of the sea, help me &
show me here you are my mother. Oh Holy
Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and
Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom
of my heart to succor me in my necessity
(make request).
There are none that can withstand your power.
Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us
who have recourse to thee. (3) times. Holy
Mother, I place this prayer in your hands. (3)
Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and
then you must publish it and it will be granted
to you. M.K.W.

- St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In
Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked-
ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re-
buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh
Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power
of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other
Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the
Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort
to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This
Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Com-
fort Me in My Difficulties and While Lodging in
the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and
My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God
Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All
of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have
Infinite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You
(Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over-
come All Difficulties as You Did the Dragons
at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail
Mary(Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times).
This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Suc-
cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal
Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in
the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress
and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This
Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat-
ter How Difficult, Before the Termination of 9
Tuesday. G.F.

MAYTHE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored,
glorified, loved, and preserved throughout the
world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker
of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for
ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this
prayer. ThankYou, Jesus. G. M. B.

WATERFRONT CONDO-Newly Refurbished
Large 1BR with Florida Room Over Looking
Boca Ciega Bay. Steps from Heated Pool and
Fishing Dock. $695/Mo. 55+ Includes Water/
Gas/Garbage/Cable 727-347-0402.
STUDIO APT. Overlooks, Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently lo-
cated. All Utilities Included. Credit Check Re-
quired. 727-688-7622.
Beach. All New Kitchen, Newly Remodeled
$1000/Mo. plus 1st/Last. No Smokers. A Must
See and Have! 727-656-5105 or 813-505-
4551 3RD AVE. S.- 2BR/1BA, $850 & Secu-
rity. Call Mickey the Realtor, 727-322-8030.

Efficiency Type Apt. Beautifully furnished,
great backyard. $150/Wk. Tim, 727-698-3506.
GULFPORT APT.-1BR/1BA. $600/Mo. Newly
Remodeled, Laundry, 4 Blocks from Beach.
1st Floor. Pets Allowed. 727-347-1017.
BEAUTIFUL 1BR/1BA APT.- Center of Gulf-
port Art District. Quiet, Walk to Beach, Restau-
rants, Shops. $675/Mo. 727-687-0568.
BAY ISLAND- 2BR/2BA Gated Condo over-
looking Bay. Pools, Tennis, Clubhouse. A great
place to live. $950/Mo. 727-385-3654.
Floor, Overlooks Pool. 55+, Furnished or Un-
furnished, Covered Parking. $650/Mo. 727-
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.
ST. PETE BEACH APTS.-1&2 BR. Apts., Ev-
erything Close. On bus line. Recently remod-
eled. Annual Lease, Small Pet Allowed. From
$650/Mo. Includes W/S/G & Cable. 727-543-
2/1 APARTMENT-1111-1/2 Queen St. N.
(Queen-same as 18th St.) Just Renovated!
Woodlawn Park. Area. W/D $625/Mo. $625/
Deposit. 727-381-5363.
Shores Diplomat, Large 2/2, 1480 sq. ft. Wide
open interiorand bay view. Fish, watch the dol-
phins, just steps outside your back door. 55+
Long Term Lease, $1100/Mo. 727-864-4022.
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
Dover 202, Covered Parking, $675/Annual or
$750/6 Months. 859-380-1557, 727-347-2701,

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-
ST. PETE BEACH- 1 large efficiency and 1
extra large bedroom w/kitchen. Newly Painted,
New Flooring, $550/Mo. each, Water Included,
Near Busline, Shopping, Beach & Sweet
2BA, Beautiful Water View, Newly Remodeled.
New Tile/Windows, Etc. Mint. $950/Mo. Call
GULFPORT 1.5BR-Roomy Upstairs, $525/
Mo. $525 Deposit. No Utilities. Boca Ciega
Area. Available Now. Lynn, 727-323-4546.
CHARMING STUDIO-with High Ceilings and
Tiny Attached Kitchen. Lush Garden Setting,
Moments Walk to Beach and Gulfport Arts
District. $510/Mo. Plus Utilities. Ciara 727-
GULFPORT, 2001 1/2 55TH ST. S.-2 Large
Bedrooms, 1 BA with Carport. New Kitchen
and Remodeled Bathroom. $795/Mo. $500/
Security 727-742-5140.
evator. 3BR/2BA, Kitchen, Living, Dining and
Laundry Room all 2nd Floor. 1st floor has Of-
fice/Media Room & 2 Car Garage. Fenced
Yard Small Pet Ok. 5860 27th Ave. S. (borders
the park). $1700/Mo. 727-492-9065.
House, Enclosed Porch, Large Backyard,
Newly Painted & Tiled. Excellent Condition.
Near Schools. 1257 Essex Dr. N. $775/Mo.
fully furnished, with boat slip, $900 mo. 727-
1841 YORK ST. S.- Clean 3/1, Livingroom and
Dining room hardwood floors, c/h/a, w/d hook-
up. Hard to find quiet cul-de-sac off South Tan-
gerine North of Gulfport Elementary. $750 for
1st 2 people. Applications, 530-235-2222.
Also: 2450 3rd Ave. N. 2/1, 2800 1/2 2nd Ave.
N. 1/1. Both very clean.
2BR HOUSE- Pets OK, Includes Lawncare,
Fenced yard, Immaculate. Central location.
$900 mo. 5308 3rd Ave. N.

With Large Deck. W/D Hook-up. $675./Mo.
plus Security/Elec. No Sec. 8, 727-710-1949.
icinity of 58th and GP Blvd.
1 BA Duplex with Separate Fenced Yard /Car-
port. CHA, Dishwasher and Terrazzo Floors.
$775/Mo. plus $700/Damage Deposit. W/S/G
Included. 727-942-7606 or 727-278-4852.

MIDTOWN Ib/lba near Sweet Bay shopping WSG incl. $450
BOCA CIEGA HIGH 1 & 2 br apts. Pinellas Trail Starting @ $595
OLD NE Studio & lbr apts WSG G&B Cable incl starting @ $485 ifri
LAKE MAGGIORE lbr over 850 sq ft water front view $695
GULFPORT lbr apt new carpet paint Water Front District $550
ST ANTHONY'S 2/br/ba Spacious floor plan large fenced yard $865
LAKE MAGGIORE 3br/2ba Fresh paint new ceramic & carpeting $1150

, 3g Rentals & Realty, Inc. (727)867-3767

Gabber March 12 March 18, 2009


Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent

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Mostly furnished Includes all utilities / inter-
net. Tile throughout. A/C, Centrally located.
$600/mo. 727-410-8423
LARGE 2BR/1BA DUPLEX- Units Separated
by Double Wide Carport, W/D, Fenced Yard,
Pets OK. $775/Mo. Yearly Lease Includes Wa-
ter. 727-776-9259.
KENWOOD LARGE 1BR- Hardwood Floors,
Freshly Painted, $675/Mo. + $675 Security.
Call Tom 727-417-1462
modeled Kitchen, New Cabinets in Bath. Bal-
cony, Pool, Dock, $790/Mo. 1st/Last/Security.
727-347-0909 or 727-804-8546.
Nice, No Pets. W/D. No Application Fee.$675+.
2BR DUPLEX-Newly Remodeled with Large
Living Room & Kitchen. Good Location,
Fenced Yard. Available 4/1 $750/Mo. plus 1 Mo.
Security 727-321-1793.
room, 1.5 Bath, 1-car garage. Spacious corner
lot. First & Sec. Comprehensive background
check/credit check. 727-417-8075 or 727-343-
Central Heat and Air, Carport, Alley Access,
Fenced Backyard. $900/Mo. 727345-0847.
LOVELY HOUSE-2BR/1BA, Near Pinellas
Trail. Quiet Neighborhood. Bargain at $650/
Mo. 727-418-5295.
STUDIO APARTMENT- Remodiled, Fenced-in
Yard. Quiet. Off Street Parking. W/D Includes
Electric, Water, Cable/WiFi $625/Mo. + Secu-
rity. No Pets. 727-916-0916.

1335sqft. Heated Pool. Includes Cable W/G/S.
Walk to Beach. $950. (annual) No Pets. Also
1BR/1BA, 910SF, $850/Mo. SPB REALTY
Chris Russ 727-480-8882.
CUTE EFFICIENCY APT. In the center of
Gulfport's Art District. Quiet, Clean, walk to
beach, restaurants, shops. $485/Mo. 727-687-

House. 3BR/2BA plus Florida Room. Washer/
Dryer Included. Large Fenced Yard with Shed.
$1150/Mo. plus $850/Damage Deposit. 727-
942-7606 or 727-278-4852.
Hookup. $850/Mo. $850 Deposit. Background
Check. Section 8 OK. 2532 10th Ave. So. 727-
do $600/Mo. Pool, No Pets. 727-367-1408.

S. PASADENA-Park St. Unfurnished Large
Eff. Like New, Very Clean. $525/Mo. No Pets
N. ST. PETE APT.- 1120 17th St. N. Very
Clean, Includes Water, $565/Mo. & $450 Se-
curity Deposit. 727-215-1167.
eled, large fenced yard, screened porch, car-
port, w/d hookup. Brick Road. $900/Mo. 727-


no pets. $800/Mo. 727-367-1408.
3/1 HOUSE- 1701 53rd St. S. Central A/C,
separate garage, all wood floors, fenced yard,
pets ok. $900/Mo. Call 305-975-0840 or 727-
ST. PETE BEACH-(69th Ave./Sunset Blvd.
Area) Studio. $595/Mo. Hard Tile Floors,
Freshly Painted. Near Main Beach. Bus,
Shops, Free Parking. 727-345-1367.

ROOM FOR RENT IN -Gulfport. $100/Wk In-
cludes Cable & Utilities. 727-481-5379.

GULFPORT STUDIO-Fully Furnished. Re-
modeled w/new shower. Private Entrance. Re-
feigerator, microwave, Full Bright House cable
w/ wireless internet. W/D privileges. Utilities
included. One Pet OK. Pool/BBQ Privileges.
$135 per Week. 727-776-9739.

2BR/2BA, C/H/A, W/D, DW, Fully Furnished,
Fenced, Concrete Parking. Pet Friendly. Week-
ly or Monthly after April 1. 727-328-0203.
NEAT, 55+ FOR UPDATED-Beautiful Condo:
2BR/2BA, Cable, Water, Gas, Pool/Tennis,
Rec/Clubhouse, Covered Parking. Waterview,
No S/D/P $800/Mo.+Electric. Background
check. 727-385-7205.

Waterview, Pool. April 1-Oct 1st. $750 & Elec-
tric. Town Shores 55+. 812-327-2625.
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.
eled, 1BR Ground Floor Apt. Pool & Walking
Distance to Beach. Petless. 6 Mos. Minimum,
$750/Mo. 727-360-3015.

GULFPORT Executive Rental, fully fur-
nished, very clean, fully equipped! Bring a
suitcase. Walk to beach, restaurants & theater.
Long or Short Term. 727-418-7272.
hia, 2/2, Fantastic Waterview, Beautifully Fur-
nished, Fitness Center. Available Now. 727-867-5536.

ROOM FOR RENT- Gulfport. $450/Mo. Utili-
ties, W/D Included. On Bus Line. Call for Info.
Very Clean! 727-384-9154.
ROOMMATE WANTED- Pasadena/Gulfport.
Full House Privileges, Utilities & Wireless In-
ternet Included. 727-623-1432.

Utilities & Cable Included, $95/Wk. Tim, 727-
MAXIMO MOORINGS-Behind Marina, Share
Large Pool Home, Furnished Room, TV, W/D,
Private Bath, Utilities Included, $600/Mo. +
$100 Security. Robin, 727-776-8610.

ROOM FOR RENT-With Kitchen Privileges in
Gulfport. $450/Mo. plus Deposit. Utilities In-
cluded. Available Now. Female Preferred 727-
ROOM FOR RENT- In my home. Elderly Per-
son, S. St. Pete. Use of Kitchen / Laundry.
$400 mo.

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

Call the Gabber 321-6965

Bldg. 727-209-0606.

opica Realty 727-742-8677

5335 3rd Ave. N.
Fabulous 2/1/1 block home, huge workshop
& fenced yard on paved alley. Desirable
convenient location. Stop paying storage fees,
plenty of room here.

Land, Time Shares
Buy, Rent, or Lease

for appt.
TWIN GABLES- Resident Owned Park, 55+,
by Joe's Creek, 46th Ave. N. St. Pete, Lot
131. Single wide 2BR/1BA, Furnished Mo-
bile Home, Screened Florida Room, Carport,
Shed, Patio. Reduced Price, $18,000 Includes
Land Share! Low Maintenance, $174. Perfect
for Snowbirds. 727-544-0007.

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01e 727-3433955 St. Pe Bwh FL 33706

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SUNDAY 3/1509 1-4PM 1893 Shore Dr. S. #314 Location, Location, Location. Don't miss this lovely 2/2 w/beautiful
waterviews. Only $153,777
SUNDAY 3/15/091-4PM 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
SUNDAY 3/15/09 1-4PM 225 Country Club Dr. #C327 (Lareo) 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. PRICE
91 6M 07Zl IT 1 I 3'0'17 pi*WlliISt D241J
14381 Mark Dr. (Laro) Expansive covered patio/pool area w/spa. Huge living room & fireplace in even larger family
room. Large master suite w/luxury bath. 3 car garage. PRICED TO SELL AT $425,000

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! PRICE JUST REDUCED TO $98,700
1847 Shore Drive S #419 Totally remodeled dream with granite throughout, huge CA walk-in closet, large laundry room...

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. PRICE JUST REDUCED TO $275,000
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 @ $225,000 (MM
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.
5530 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 $49,900

1868 Shore Drive S #308 -EI0; d 3:I ll WOW!...fully furnished down to silverware, this light & bright condo has
"my new home" written all over it superb waterfront view and to die for water access @ $159,900 (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 $269,900
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 $139,900
15400 Gulf Blvd. #1001 Fabulous Gulf & Intracoastal views 1880 sf, top floor south corner.
JUST REDUCED $110,000 to $490,000
Suzanne Olson, PA One Reason, One Rationale,
27-641-2887 One Reality, One Realtor:
Suzanne Olson & The 'OR' Team
The Only Realtors you'll ever need 727-442-7000

S. PASADENA MOBILE-Home, Furnished,
55+ 2/wide. 2BR/2BA with Florida Room,
Shed, Carport & CHA. $5000. obo 727-343-
BAY ISLAND- 2BR/2BA Admiral Bldg. 1-8th
Floor& 1-10th Floor Unit. 1BR+ Den, 5th Floor
Embassador Blvd. All Redone. 612-242-1953.

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County Homes at Rock Bottom Prices.
Beth Taylor, Broker, 727-344-2000.
bassy. Gorgeous 2BR/2BA Condo, sweep-
ing waterfront views, friendly 55+ community.
Storage, walk-in closets, modern kitchen, cov-
ered parking, furnished/unfurnished. $1100.
Owner, 727-490-7338.

S Preferred
SGloria Hunter-Peroni
Accredited Luxury
Home Specialist
Great buys in Pasadena Yacht and Country
Club, two beautiful condos unbelievable price.
TOWNSHORES condo, great building,
move-in ready. $84,900. Also available
for a year lease @ $700/mo.
1626 53rd St. SOLD
1708 53rd St. LEASED
5217 Gulfoart Blvd. SOLD

LET'S MAKE A DEAL...- On the following
Condos @ Town Shores of Gulfport. Diplomat
#604, 2/2, 1450SF on the Open Water, Only
$169,900. Windsor #610, 2/2, 1450SF on the
Open Water, Only $198,900. Jamison #211,
2/2 Nicely Updated, Fully Furnished, Reduced
to $111,900. Call Me forYour Appt. to View. Bill
Sampson, Jr. BAIRD REALTY GROUP, 727-
1BR/1BA MOBILE HOME-55+. C/H/A, Car-
port, Shed, W/D, Furnished, Freshly Painted,
ell Kept. 4061 58th Ave. N.#105 $2500 Or
Lease to Own. No Pets 727-743-0701.
CHATEAUX TOWER- Waterviews & Sunsets
Daily. Greatest priced 2Br./2Ba. ++ Amenities.
$169,900. Call Joe 727-384-2299

Gabber March 12 March 18, 2009

land, Sunset Beach "Lands End' Resort-Style
Living. 2/2/1 Garage, Corner Unit, Panoramic
View.Tropical, Furnished, All Amenities, Guard
Gated. Danny Galuski, 727-692-7355.
2BR MOBILE HOME-Pasadena Park, St.
Pete, 55+, Resident Owned, $25,000 w/Fur-
niture, $90./Mo. Fee, 727-302-9184, 847-323-
3BR POOL HOME- Facing golf course for
$250K. ($27K less than appraisal.)
www. 1339RoyalPalm D rS. com
Alicia Lowther, Realty Executives, 727-641-
$79,000 2BR/2BA- South Pasadena Condo.
Beautiful upscale area, Near parks, shopping.
Beach & Luxury Realty. 727-492-6721
TYRONE VILLAS 55+- 2BR/1BA, villa, new
appliances, eat-in kitchen, C/H/A, Laundry,
covered carport, all amenities. $55,000. Marie
Drew, RE/MAX, 727-657-1259.

Beautiful unit with new paint in warm, tuscany
tones, new tile and carpeting. Kitchen has new
counters, refurbished cabinets, a new ceiling with
retro lighting, new micro, new sink, new disposal,
etc. 2 bedroom, 2 bath. $105,000. Avoid realtor
fees, come and see.
or email

CONDO 55+- Quality Updated Interior & Fur-
nishings. Freshly Painted. 2BR/2BA, Water-
view, Wonderful Clubhouse/Amenities. Boat
Marina. Petless. $125,000. Background Check.
Total Remodel. New Kitchen/Baths/Roofs,
Windows. 5 minutes to Beach. Short Sale.
$1600/Mo. Income. Call Danny Galuski, 727-

I Michele King
: Mega-Million Dollar Producer '
SBroker/Associate i%. -
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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
3bdr HUJo ors lots of
updata.i 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 .lA i r & more.
Beautifully ,t 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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2SOLD manship throughout 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath
I1CONTPENDING One Story Cottage with Mature Landscaping.
FEBRUARY $197,500 Beth Taylor, Broker 727-344-2000.

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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. $19,900 Now $159,000
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room, beautifully
furnished throughout.

LANCASTER #415 2/2 deluxe end unit
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JAMISON #614 2/2 deluxe completely furnished,
Marina views from kitchen & Florida room. New AC &
Heating. Pool in backyard. No pets, covered parking
AVALON #210 2Br standard. Great unit, offering; HT/AC,
appliances less than T extremely well maintained. Bright &
cheery. Fully furnished. Pet friendly, covered parking, exceptional
value! $104,999
KENMORE 301 End rjij r/2ba deluxe. There have been a
series of updates doll' 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 fmnt door. Pet friendly. $105,000
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, fumished,
clean as a whistle, close to clubhouse. Pet friendly, covered
parking. $89,000

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