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Title: Gabber
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Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: March 19, 2009
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this week...

City Wide yard Sale
This Saturday
see page 3

Gulfport Business
of the Month
see page 4

Enter Photography
see page 6

View Saturn
Pinellas County
Science Center
see page 9

This Weekend
Gulfport Activities
see page 15

Gulfport Art Walk
see page 16

Book Addiction
see page 31

Gulfport Centennial
see page 38

Meet Councilman
Sam Henderson
see page 47


since 19681

Bogie Girls Roll over Dixie

Dy I lyll IIILUI I
Wolfenbarger stares down the Dixie Hollins mound.
Britney went 2 for 2 on the night and pitched a shut out.
Game final; 10-0
See story, page 50

By Cathy Salustri
Joe Witteveen gets up close and personal to judge
whether or not the shooter scored on this round. If the
disc touches any lines the team gets no points.
See story, page 43


Every Thursday

No 29 Mrh 9 20 -gMarchg25, 2009 1

Worthington Named
Vice Mayor
Council member
Bob Worthington was
named vice mayor at
Tuesday evening's
council meeting. The
vice mayor's position is .i
a one year term and is ,'. /
appointed by council.
Last year council agreed to go to a rotating
system where each Ward would host
the vice mayor. Last year Michele King
from Ward 2 served in this role so Bob
Worthington from Ward 3 was next in
While the vice mayor's position is mostly
ceremonial, he does run meetings or
make appearance when the mayor is not
available. The vice mayor would assume
the duties of mayor should that individual
become incapacitated.

RV Donation on Hold
Gulfport city council elected to put on
hold a decision about whether to accept
a proposed donation of a mobile RV unit
which would be used as an emergency
response vehicle. Questions have arisen
about the proposed cost of retrofitting the
unit and of maintenance.
"Unfortunately two of the people who
knew most of the answers to these
questions are no longer on city staff," said
Bob Worthington, council member.
"The former city manager Tom Brobeil
and the former city fire chief Gordon
Yaudes were big proponents of accepting
the donation and knew a lot of the costs
associated with it. Since they are gone, we
need to go back and re-research some of
that information."
Captain Phil Fletcher, his daughter Cindy
Davis and husband Al Davis have offered
the vehicle free of charge. The vehicle
would cost nearly $400,000 if purchased
retail. The motor home being offered 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

New Trolley Token
BlueWater Outfitters is an
impressive gallery dedicated to the
Florida lifestyle providing quality
products in the form of artwork,
apparel, Guy Harvey shirts, Kayaks
and now is the very first St. Pete
Beach location to offer the special
Gulfport/St. Pete Beach trolley token
savings pack. BlueWater Outfitters
and Gallery is located at 341 Corey
Avenue in St. Pete Beach. The
tokens are exclusive to the Gulfport/
St. Pete Beach trolley route. You

can purchase a pack of ten for only
$10 bearing a 43% saving off the
one way fare. BlueWater Outfitters
and Gallery hours of operation are
Monday through Saturday from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Outpost, 3007 Beach Blvd. S.
in Gulfport, is another new trolley
token savings pack location. Outpost
hours of operation are from 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday
and Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday. Hours
are extended during Art Walk and
special events.
If you are a local Gulfport or St. Pete
Beach business that is interested

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

6440 5th Avenue South 347-6085

in having your shop participate as
a Gulfport-St. Pete Beach Trolley
token purchase location, call Brian
Va ly k,. at 893-1069. Soon,
flamingo window cling signs will
mark your business as a "Trolley
Token" location!

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.

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Gabber March 19 March 25, 2009

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
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.

Artists in the Courtyard
at Woodlawn Church
Woodlawn Presbyterian Church
invites you to attend their First
Annual Arts and Crafts Show and
Sale on Saturday, March 21 from
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 2612 12
Street N. in St. Petersburg in the
courtyard. Come enjoy a day of arts,
crafts and food at the Tea Room or
grill and have fun.

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Gabber March 19 March 25, 2009

City-Wide Yard Sale
Brochures Available
The permit free City-Wide Yard sale is this Saturday, March 21st (Rain
date, March 22nd). If you are ready to organize your shopping route, the
brochures are complete and are available at all City of Gulfport locations.
Also, check the Gabber for the list of Gulfport addresses participating in the
yard sale. You may also print the brochure (2 legal size documents) online
at and go to city events to the new interactive events
If you did not make the brochure deadline or you don't have your own
space, you can rent a spot at the Recreation Center at 5730 Shore Blvd. S.
for $10 until this Friday, March 20 at 4:30 p.m. (Flea Market is Saturday,
March 21, from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. and set up time is 7 a.m.) Spaces are still
available and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Paid spots are
non-refundable. Call Nicole at 893-1068 for availability. The CERT Team
will be on hand selling morning and afternoon refreshments. The City-Wide
yard sale brochure will also be available at this location.
You may just find that special item you can't live without at the Gulfport
City-Wide Yard Sale. Enjoy!
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!





since 1968
1419 49th Street South,
Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 321-6965
(fax) 327-7830
9-5 Mon Wed, 9-2 Fri
Closed Thursday
Publishers / Editors
Ken & Deb Reichart
Anne Rush, Gina Forgetta,
Jeffrey White, Michael Klatka
Customer Service / Sales
Gina Forgetta, Mary Baumgartner
Contributing Writers
Sibylle Stajich, Cathy Salustri,
Gina Forgetta, Anne Rush,
Greg Stemm, Leigh Clifton
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Gulfport, South Pasadena,
Azalea, Grand Central District,
Northwest St. Petersburg, Tyrone,
Kenwood, Central Oak Park,
Southwest St. Petersburg, Maximo,
Tierra Verde, St. Pete Beach,
Pass-A-Grille, Treasure Island,
Madeira Beach, Pinellas Point
Florida Press Association
Inland Press Association
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
Circulation 13,000
Editorial Copy Monday Noon
Display Advertising Tuesday 5 pm
if proof is required Monday Noon
Classified Advertising Tuesday 5pm

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

City to Pursue Grant
for "Trolley Market
Square" Proposal
Gulfport city council gave staff the
green light on Tuesday to pursue
grant proposals to build a new
"Trolley Market Square" on the
Tangerine Greenway. Plans call for
a either an actual trolley car or a
model to be constructed or placed on
the site. Additionally, plans call for
amenities for vendor spaces including
electrical hookups and paver spaces.
The city plans to use the new area
as a magnet for public events and to
showcase the blossoming 49th Street
Redevelopment corridor.
According to Fred Metcalf,
community development director,
"the 49th Street Redevelopment Plan
identified a project that would create
a historic neighborhood them utilizing
the old Trolley route that ran between
St. Petersburg and Gulfport. It
includes building a replica of a trolley
as an attraction and welcome center.
The name of Trolley Market Square
is intended to denote the historical
significance of the trolley while

providing a link to the commercial
businesses throughout the 49th Street
Redevelopment area.
The estimated cost for the project
is between $200-300,000. City staff
told council that if they are unable to
obtain the full amount needed there
are contingency plans which could
be implemented to scale back the
projects based upon what funds might
be available. The project will not be
built if grant funding is not available.

Business of the Month
"Emerald Green Lawn Service is
typical for a Gulfport business. It is a
family run operation that values good
service who serves the locals." stated
Lori Rosso, Chamber President.
Emerald Green Lawn Service is
owned by Gulfport residents Val
and Hcristina Daskalov. They are
serving the communities of Gulfport,
Kenneth City, St. Petersburg and
the Gulf Beaches in both residential
and commercial capacities. Free
estimates are available and they
provide honest and caring service.
Phone 743-7731.



Most Insurance Plans
Accepted, Including
Eyemed, Medicaid,
United Healthcare,
Advantica, Humana,
Avmed, VSP, Cigna,
Comp Benefits

Serving St. Petersburg Since 1984

Dr. John H. Mason P.A.

Board Certified Optometric Physician
Contact Lens Specialists
Children & Adult Vision Care
Quality Fashion Eyewear Treatment of Eye Disease
Emergency Care & Lasik Consultation
Glaucoma & Cataract Testing

5712 5th Ave. N. Medical Plaza Building

Gabber March 19 March 25, 2009

Gulfport Blvd.
Building Rezoned
The residential property located at
5217 Gulfport Boulevard has been
rezoned by city council to Commercial
Retail Sales and Service. The
applicant, Rick Mc( 'I.--n.-y, Jr. owns
a pest control business and intends
to move it to the new location. The
rezoning is contingent upon the
applicant coordinating with the
public works department to install
a backflow preventer. It also calls
for the proposed improvements to be
made within one year, for all markings
and signage for handicapped parking
to comply with ADA standards and
that the applicant will obtain sign
and construction permits for ADA
parking and ramp.

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.

1450 1st Ave N St Pete, FL
(727) 898-6699

Gabber March 19 March 25, 2009

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 S.

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.

You may be eligible for the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit)
based on your earnings & filing status, You may also be
r eligible for the Child Tax Credit, Elderly Credit or Disability

Talks! KEEP IT
Take advantage of FREE quality electronic filing by IRS
4 certified tax perpares. Don't pay expensive tax preparation
or refund loan fees.

Open a bank account, build savings or pay bills and
improve your credit. Ask about ways to put your money to
work for you.

VITA (Volunteer Tax Assistance) Sites Pinellas County Locations

Tampa Bay Beaches
Chamber of Commerce
6990 Gulf Blvd.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33706
Childs Park YMCA
691 43rd St. S.
St. Petersburg, Rodda 33711
James B. Sanderlin
Family Center
2335 22nd Ave. S.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33712
Daystar Life Center
226- 6th St. S.
St. Petersburg, Flodda 33701
Enoch Davis Center
1111 18th Ave.S.
St. Petersburg, Flodda 33705
Pinellas Opportunity Council
34431 st Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713
727-327-8690 Ext 18
Lealman and Asian Center
4255 56th Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33714
*Languages spoken in addition to English

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

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

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

Tues.: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
Thursday: 5:30 a.m. 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
January 29, 2009 April 11, 2009

High Point Neighborhood
Family Center
5812- 150thAve. N.
Clearwater, Florida 33760
727-533-0730 *Spanish
Clearwater Neighborhood
Housing Services
608 N. Garden Ave.
Clearwater, Florida 33755
727-442-4155 *Spanish
13420 Adams Circle
Largo, Rodda 33774
727-584-7200 *Spanish
Union Academy
401 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689
727-934-5881 *Spanish

Wealth Bildin Coalition
*Vietnamese,La Pinells Prosperity Campaign

The Wealth Building Coaliion/Pinellas Prosperity Campaign is supported by JWB Children Services Council of Pinellas County, United Way of Tampa Bay, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporafon, Federal Reserve Bank of Amerca, Wachovia Foundation, Pinellas County Government, WorkNet Pinellas, and The Weekly Challenger. Is mission is to promote and expand
economic and asset-building opportunities for low and moderate income households throughout Pinellas County.

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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.
All forms of photography are
encouraged from film to digital;
Polaroid to video stills; single use
disposals to camera phones.


Lost 120 bs.

Comprehensive program with support meetings
Participating provider with most insurance plans
Competitive self-pay pricing
Performed in a hospital setting
Medicare approved

Free Upcoming Seminars '
Saturday, March 21 2:30pm
Palms of Pasadena Hospital
Professional Bldg., Boca Ciega Room
1609 Pasadena Ave., St. Petersburg

at Palms of Psaden Hospital
Call 727-384-3422 or visit our website for \
locations and information on future seminars.

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Entry forms with submittal
requirements are at 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.

Fun Music Classes
for All Ages
Noisemakers classes will be
available for children on Monday
starting March 23rd. The Rock Star
classes for children ages 4-7 years will
be from 3:45-4:45 p.m. and for ages
7 and up will be from 5-6 p.m. at the
Gulfport Recreation Center located
at 5730 Shore Boulevard in Gulfport.
There will also be an Old-Timers
class (for those who aren't officially
kids anymore) from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
All classes run for eight weeks. Cost
is $15 per class, or $105 for those
who sign up for the entire eight week
For more information and to be
placed on the list, call 345-7472, or
visit Let's
get rockin'.

1135 Pasadena Av. So.
Suite 140
South Pasadena
Wills / Trusts
Estate Planning
Medicaid Planning
Real Estate
Business Law
Divorce/Family Law
Personal Injury
Traffic / D. U.I.
*The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that
should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before
you decide, ask us to send you free written information
about our qualifications and experience.
Gabber March 19 March 25, 2009


Bay Pines VA
Annual Car Show
Bay Pines VA Annual Car Show
sponsored by Downshifters of
Brooklyn will be held on Sunday,
March 29 at Bay Pines VA Medical
Center, 10,000 Bay Pines Boulevard.
Registration begins 8 a.m. and it
opens to the public at noon. All
proceeds are donated to the Bay
Pines VA Medical Center Veteran
Recreation fund. Contact Faith
Belcher, Public Affairs, Bay Pines at
398-9531 or or
Greg Faminella, Downshifters of
Brooklyn at 207-0939. Free to the
Open show for customs, street rods,
trucks, and classics. To register,
visit or www. There
will be music and food for purchase.
Come out to enjoy some of the finest
motor cars in Florida.

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
in 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.

Town Shores
Bocce Dance
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 rep.
The Bocce Dinner Dance will be
held on Saturday, March 28 with

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.

Bike Bonanza

March 21,2009
Saturday 10-4

at the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement
2900 31st Street South, St. Petersburg

Presented by the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement,
and the City of St. Petersburg
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Admission: free

Bring your bike and visit our first bike bonanza.

Bicycle Registration
St. Petersburg Fire Truck
EMS Truck

Bike Woods Ride 11:00 & 2:00
Police K-9 Demo times tba
Obstacle Course times tba
Hayride every 1/2 hour


For more information call 727-893-7326

Go for a ride in the woods, test your skills on the
obstacle course, and get a bike safety check.
Visit our exciting location and get your bike
licensed all at one place!
Also, don't miss the hayride, tour some of the
oldest building in St. Petersburg, and experience
log sawing and corn grinding, blacksmithing and
gardening. You won't go around hungry!
Visit our food and refreshment area.

Gabber March 19 March 25, 2009

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



Tea Room, or

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.
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.,


Woodlawn Presbyteria church
Arts & Crafts Show and Sale
Local Artists-and Craftsmen
Saturday, March 21st Rain Date
9:30 am 4:30 pm March28
Exhibits in the Courtyard and inside Spanish Mission
Style Church. Residential setting among the oaks.
ents Office: 727-822-4477
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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 recently gained
spotlight of Super Bowl performance
in the Bay Area and their hair raising
performance during President
Barrack Obama's 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. Admission is $10
for adults; $8 for seniors; $5 for youth
10-17; and children under 10 are free.
(Special note: Admission free for all
on Friday, from 3-5 p.m.). For full
schedule of entertainment, visit their
website at
Vinoy Park is located at Bayshore
Blvd. and 7th Ave. NE. in downtown
St. Petersburg.

Red Hot Beach Nuts
On Tuesday, March 10 members
of the Red Hot Beach Nuts went to
the east beach at Fort DeSoto Park.
There they enjoyed great food, games,
door prizes, laughter and had a great
time. Red Hot Beach Nuts is a charter
members of the Red Hatters Society.



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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During these uncertain times,
let an experienced CPA prepare your taxes!

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Reasonable Fees
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St Petersburg FL 33703
Call for an appointment: (727) 432-7456

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View the Rings
of Saturn
St. Petersburg Astronomy Club is
welcoming the public to view the
rings of Saturn on Friday, March
27 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the
Pinellas County Science Center,
7701 22 Avenue N. Every 15 years
the rings of Saturn turn so the moons
of Saturn line up in a straight line.
Approximately 15 large telescopes
will be available for viewing. Public
is welcome. Weather permitting.

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.
org. Volunteers will be sent a
confirmation of their assigned date
and time.
Mainsail is co-sponsored by the
city of St. Petersburg, The St.
Petersburg Times, Junior League
of St. Petersburg and ClearChannel

Pilgrim Congregational United Church of God

"~j' Are Nursery Available
F. . Welcome!" Adult Sunday School 9:30 am
P" -.,u Welcome!"

6315 Central Ave. 727-347-1226
Diversity Our Strength, God's Love Our Bond"

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

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

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 20, March 27 and April 3
from 5-7:30 p.m. Baked or fried fish

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 s ecial
section of the Gabber.
Open to all Religious
Organizations, run ads5
forjust $18 weell* and Press
Releases are always Free!

Call Z31-6965 coit

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

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.

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

2nd Annual
Rummage Sale
Trinity Church of the Nazarene in
Gulfport (1000 55 Street S.) is having
its 2nd annual rummage sale on April
4. They could use your unwanted
treasures. If you would like to donate
any items, call Janet at 328-9277.

Shop Thrift,
Boutique and Gift Shops
Pasadena Community Church has
three stores at one location (Pasa-
dena Avenue and Second Avenue
S.) featuring clothing, accessories,
household items, furniture and more.
Come see their large assortment of
Easter decorations plus many other
items for sale. Thrift and boutique
are open from 9-12 Wednesday and
Saturday. Gift store is open from 10-2
on Wednesday only. All proceeds go
to mission projects and the church.

DBSA Support Group
DBSA Support Group for adumts
and teens meets every Thursday
night from 7-9 p.m. at Northeast
Presbyterian Church, 4400 Shore
Acre Boulevard in St. Petersburg. If
you suffer from depression, bipolar or
other mental illness, call the chapter


Welcomes You
SundayWorship ......................1.... 0:30 a.m.
Tenrflc Tuesday ............... 3:30-5:00 p.m.

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leader, Mary, at 204-2608 for more

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
information, call Bill S. at 687-3673.

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)
6315 Central Ave.
r' 7 727-347-1226
"Diversity our strength, God's love our bond"

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

First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport



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

"In Quest of a Kingdom: Use It or Lose It?"
Matthew 25:14-30
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

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 INly 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
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

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 of Don CeSar) Start
at your convenience. First class,
come at 7 p.m. to register. Begin
any Tuesday and finish 13 weeks
later or take up to 2 years to finish.
March classes include: "Weather"
March 24, and "Your Boats Radio"
March 31.
Cost is $36 for 13 weeks and
includes a new 400-page manual.
Call Jim at 360-4846, or Warren at
321-7801, or Phil at 865-2226.

WE GO THERE! 321-6965

New Entree Every Week!
This Weeks Entree:
Chicken Marsala
Gnocchi w/shrimp
Zucchini, eggplant
w/Angle Hair Pasta
2500 34th Street S.
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Every Thursday
All Dinners $9.00
-- Wine & Beer available
Located next to Kentucky Fred Chicken
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School Presents "And
Then There Was One"
Walden School of Gulfport will
present its annual school play on
Thursday, March 26 at 1 p.m. and
Friday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 2728
53 Street S. in Gulfport. "And Then
There Was One" is a murder mystery
that takes place on an isolated
island. All sorts of quirky characters
show up for the party, but why are
they disappearing? Come see if the
Inspector can find the murderer
before another guest goes missing.
Admission is $5 for ages 10 and up.
Refreshments will be served after the
Friday evening performance. Please
call the school at 321-7441 for more

Widows Social Club
The Widows Social Club meets the
last Wednesday of each month at
Palm Lake Christian Church, 5401
22 Avenue N. in St. Peterburg. Both
widows and widowers are encouraged
to bring their favorite vegetable,
salad or dessert and enjoy the
12:15 p.m. potluck luncheon and
Come early this Wednesday so
you can browse through the "white
elephant sale" items available
following this month's luncheon. For
information, call Fran at 896-9207.

Town Shores Golf
Time is running out to get your
reservation in for the next golf outing

7112 9th Ave. No. Saint Petersburg

Tues. Fri. 9am-6pm Sat. 9am-3pm
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on Saturday, March 28. Don't delay,
call today! Make checks out to the
Terra Ceia Bay Country Club and all
checks must be in by Monday, March
This outing is open to all men and
women residents and guests. It's a
fun day on the links.
Get your foursome together or
the committee will pair you up
with another group. If you have
played in the outing before, you are
familiar with the delicious lunch
and beverages that Terra Ceia has

provided us.
March's price will be $42 and
includes golf, cart, lunch, beverages
and prizes. Check in is between 7:45-
8:05 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30
Please call for reservations and get
your money to any of the following
committee members: Jim Walters
at 343-0459, Gene Marckini at 345-
4483, Chet Halgas at 384-2093, or
Lew Lamb at 343-3048.

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If you snO re, have hypertension and
daytime sleepiness you may suffer from

obstructive sleep apnea
and be eligible for a clinical trial.
You must be:
21-64 years of age
Have never been treated with nasal CPAP
Be medically stable
Taking no sedating medication
Study participants may receive:
Investigational medication
Study related physical exams
Compensation for time and travel up to $750

Call the Clinical Research Group
of St. Petersburg, Inc. at

or (727) 360-0853
Nell T. Feldman, M.D.
Medical Directer

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 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
settingpriorities 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

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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
For more information, call 464-3000
or go to

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
Hearing Connection offers amplified
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,
ngs 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



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Shell Club to Meet
The St. Petersburg Shell Club will
meet Friday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at
the Seminole Recreation Center, 2nd
floor via elevator, located at 9100
113 Street N. in Seminole. Meet and
Greet starts at 6:30 p.m. This month's
program entitled "The Beauty of Land
Snails" will be presented by Homer
Rhode, world wide traveler and shell
enthusiasts of expertise now retired
from Environmental Sector of the
Florida Department of Health. This
is a program not to be missed. The
public is welcome and encouraged to
attend. There is no charge. Plenty
of free parking. Refreshments will
be served. Call 867-6861 or www.

NARFE to Meet
The Gulf Beaches Chapter 1140 of
the National Association of Active
& Retired Federal Employees will
be held on Wednesday, March 25
at 11:30 a.m. The buffet luncheon
will be held in the Key West Dining
Room of The Fountains at Boca Ciega

Bay, 1255 Pasadena Avenue, South
The speaker will be Brenda
Gold, a Financial Consultant and
Retirement Specialist, who will
discuss these challenging times and
offer suggestions on how we can
best protect our assets and financial
interests. The cost of the luncheon is
For reservations call 368-8569 or
446-1619 as soon as possible but no
later than Monday, March 23. All
members not wishing the luncheon
are welcome.

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,

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City ofGulfport Happenings

Saturday, March 21, 2009 -ALL DAY LONG!
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Flea Market
Saturday March 21 "
7:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

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Permit Free
City Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, March 21
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for address it or
Pick up a brochure/map
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Clam Bayou Clean Up
Cleaner and Greener
Saturday, March 21
9 a.m. Noon
(4 t St. f, to Ave. $,
east to Mlarn St.)
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Gulfport Recreation
Flea Market
5730 Shore Blvd. S.
Saturday, March 21
9 a.m. 2p.m.
10 x 10 Spaces still available
for $10.00
until Friday, March 20th at 430 p.m.
For avallabllity Call Nicole at 893-1068

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CWaterfiont District) 6 10 p.m.

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Tot Time St. Patrick's Day

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The City of Gulfport Recreation Center's Tot Time Program held their annual St. Patrick's
Day Parade on Tuesday, March 17. The children walked along the beach sidewalk dressed
in green and played musical instruments they made themselves. They took time out of their
busy day to pose in all their Irish garb.

Third Saturday Art Walk
Celebrate Spring and support your local Arts Community! Gulfport's Third
Saturday Art Walk on Saturday, March 21 features over 50 fabulous artisans,
crafters, antiques dealers, authors, Renaissance vendors and entertainers
along Beach Boulevard, from 6-10 p.m. Live entertainment including Urban
Gypsies, Chic Lisitano, New Horizons Band, Julian Riviere and more, can
be heard throughout the Waterfront District. View the stars through SPAC's
state of the art telescopes. The Industrial Arts Center features demonstrations
by award-winning glass blower Owen Pach, and offers 20-minute Blow Your
Own Glass Ornament mini-classes.
Art Walk takes place on the First Friday and Third Saturday of every
month, year round. Relax and enjoy an extraordinary shopping and dining
experience on Beach Boulevard in Gulfport, Tampa Bay's "best kept secret".
Free Gulfport trolley rides, free parking, pet and family friendly. Vendors can
download the application at For more information call
866-ARTWALK. Free.

Chamber Seeks to
Lend a Helping Hand
The Gulfport ( 'h. ini il'. 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
More information on programs aimed
at helping students and families in
need will be forthcoming. Please
drop off items at the ( li.iil.-r office
between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. For
more information call 344-3711.

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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Gulfport Women's Club
The Gulfport Women's Club held
their March 11 meeting at the Town
Shores clubhouse. Ms. Joyce Bolas,
chairwoman of the Educational
Committee, gave an overview of
the grants that were given to the
teachers in Gulfport and explained
the projects that the money was
going to be used for.
Each year the members of the GWC
carry on various projects in order
to raise funds for grants that go to
the teachers in Gulfport. This year
the grants totaled over $1,700. The
children at the Gulfport Elementary
school will be receiving more than
100 books donated by the members.
Ms. Margaret Whitlock chaired the
High Tea. Members wore hats and
gloves and brought special teacups
for the event. A variety of teas was
served. The winners of the most
unique hats were Fran Vitale, Gloria
Richards and Joan Barry.
The Gulfport Women's Club is a
volunteer organization working to
better the lives ofchildren and seniors
in Gulfport. Anyone interested in
joining this organization, please call
Grace at 381-8369 or send a check
for $25 made out to the Gulfport
Women's Club for an annual
members to Gulfport Women's Club,
POB 5036, Gulfport, FL 33737.

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

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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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,Gulfport Garden
& Bird Club'

The March 12 program was a
very interesting experience! The
weather was perfect and the places
we visited (the Gulfport Labyrinth,
the Blueberry Patch, a Master
Gardener home, the Exotica
Garden Center and two homes on
Delette Avenue in Gulfport) were
very unique. They had wonderful
refreshments at Dolly Tickell's
home which is also incredible.
Thanks so much to Sarah Kelly for
putting this all together.
Eleven new members joined the
Garden Club and they are looking
forward to seeing them at their next
meeting on April 9. This is the tea,
flower show and business meeting
which is held at the First United
Methodist Church, Fellowship
Hall in Gulfport. Further details
will appear in next week's Gabber.
Thanks again to Sarah and
Dolly for a delightful morning and

7th Annual Roser
Park Tour of Homes
The 7th Annual Roser Park Tour
of Homes takes place Saturday,
April 11, 2009, from 10 a.m.-4
p.m. in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Sponsored by the Historic Roser
Park Neighborhood Association,
this year's event showcases
seven (7) homes including the
International Home Stagers
Project, the west Ronald McDonald
House and a guided walking tour
of the neighborhood's unique
Outdoor Museum. Tickets are $10
if purchased before April 11th via
our website or $12 on the day of the
tour. Free parking is available in
the medical parking garage at 8th
Street and 7th Avenue South in St
Petersburg. The tickets on the day
of the tour will be sold at the first
stop: 702 8th Avenue South. For
information call 898-9229 or www.

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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.

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

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

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

Gabber March 19 March 25, 2009

Yard Sale Helps Fund Eckerd Rescue Team

By Leigh Clifton

For the 23rd consecutive year, the
Eckerd College Search and Rescue
(SAR) Team rolled out mounds and
pounds of donated marine goods, boats,
merchandise and gift certificates from
local vendors for resale last weekend.
Always held on the third Saturday in
March, the annual fund raising event
drew more than 1000 people who were
looking for boating bargains and great
According to 1998 Eckerd graduate
SAR coordinator Ryan Dilkey, the yearly
yard sale raises between ten and twenty
thousand dollars; money that goes
directly into SAR's operating budget.
While that may sound like a substantial
amount of money, it goes quickly when
Alexis Frymoyer was the lucky winner of
Alne5 0 ha 0 rel le the rescue boats need engine servicing
the $550.00 Sea School scholarship at the rescue boats need engine servicing
the Eckerd College Marine Yard sale last and fuel for rescues on a 24 hour basis.
Saturday. The SAR team patrols and rescues an
area of 75 square nautical miles, with
300 miles of Florida coastline and ten miles offshore in main and inland waters
and overlaps three Coast Guard stations of responsibility. The program is a
very unique one; students get no pay and no credit towards a degree. They
must sign a two year service commitment and generally put in about eight to
ten hours of training a week for freshman and sophomores and 20 hours a week
for juniors and seniors. The training is rigorous and while not sanctioned by
the US Coast Guard, it is essentially the same. What they do learn is water
safety, rescue practices, engine mechanics and navigation. Because they are not
a commercial rescue organization like Sea Tow, or Towboat US, the SAR team
does not charge a fee for rescues, which can be anything as simple as an engine
that won't start or is out of gas, to a full capsizing that requires first aid. The
US Coast Guard will not come to give aid unless there are lives in danger, so
Eckerd's SAR team is often called out for assistance.
"I'd put our training up against anyone," Dilkey said. "It's every bit as tough
and thorough as the Coast Guard."
Dilkey also said that the number of SAR's rescues has dramatically increased;
up almost 139% this January over last year, with 18 rescues in January 2009
alone. SAR had 540 rescues logged in 2008. According to Dilkey, it's just one
more problem touched by the overburdened economy.
"I think we're seeing many more rescues because people aren't having regular
service maintenance checks on their boats. They don't want to spend the money
on it. Engines need to be serviced to keep them running. When they quit and
you're out on the water, it can get pretty bad pretty quick."
Dilkey said that there can be anywhere from 40 to 70 students in the SAR
program and they go out in the field to do public presentations 10 to 12 times a
year. The students are responsible for maintaining the marine craft, rotating 24
hour rescue shifts as well as carrying their credit hours towards their particular
degrees. Many come to Eckerd to study marine biology and marine science, so
the SAR program is a good augmentation to those studies.
"It's a lot of work," Dilkey admitted. "But the upside is that we get a sense of
pride by helping people and a great sense of accomplishment."
Alexis Frymoyer, a SAR student, was the lucky winner of the Sea School gift
certificate, which will enable her to get her six pack Captain's license. She was
really happy because Sea School would cost $550.00 without it.

Check out Eckerd College's website for more
information about the SAR program:\waterfront\Ecsar


Take a trip in style with other seniors
and avoid the hassles of traffic and
tolls. $10.00/person with Rec. card or ADULTS & SENIORS YOUTH & TEENS
$12.50 without (additional admission
fees may ). Call reserve your AARP Safe Driving Courses Afterschool Tutoring & Sport

Adult Painting Technique
March 27th Body Overhaul Cheerleading
Ringling Museum with lunch at Flag Football Leagues Clubhouse for Kids
Hawaiian Dance Dancing with Cheryl Lee Studio
April 3rd Line Dance
Ybor City (Cigar Factory Museum, KarateGymnastics
tours, shopping) Zone ClassicTM Basketball
April 10th Men's Softball Leagues Camp
Yuengling Brewery Men's Basketball Leagues Karate
(must wear closed toed shoes; not Pickleball
handicap accessible) Start Smart Sports
April 17th Tae Kwon Do
M.O.S.I. "Bodies Exhibit" Spring & Wintr B k
with lunch at Perkins Senior Softball Leagues Spring & Winter Break Camps
Show Biz Dance THE W.A.V.E. Summer Camp
Stretch and Tone Specialty Camps
:' Table Tennis (Skateboarding, Tennis, Art,
Dance, Basketball & more!)
q Tae Kwon Do
Tai Chi
St. Pete Beach Community Center Complex
7701 Boca Ciega Drive 363-9245

Beach Cleanup, Mar. 21st 9a-Noon
American Red Cross Swimming Lessons for all ages
S t Fabulous Final Friday, Mar. 27th 5:30p-8p
Lessons running April 6th-16th and April 20h 30h
Green Wave Expo, Mar. 29th 11 a-4p
Water Aerobics Classes held 5 days a week
Spring Break Camp, Mar. 30th-April 3rd
West Coast Aquatic Swim Team Bridal Showcase, April 5th 10a-lp
Spring Pool Team Underwater Egg Hunt, April 11th 10a
Pool Rentals for special occasions 2nd Annual Spring Event, April 18'h 9a-lp

Gabber March 19 March 25, 2009

The Gulfport
Labyrinth is Here
We are all on a path, exactly
where we need to be. The Gulfport
Labyrinth is a model of that path.
Unlike a maze, a labyrinth has only
one path. The way in is the way out.
A labyrinth is a right brain task.
It involves intuition, creativity and
imagery. Among lush gardens
and artistic surroundings, you will
delight in your experience. The
labyrinth is approximately 1032
steps to the center and back out
again and can be walked at any
speed. Teachers book now for field
Located at 5001 20 Avenue S. Open
seven days a week. Admission is
free (donations appreciated). Hours
are noon till sundown. Come over
before or after the Art Walk in
down town Gulfport every first
Friday and third Saturday. Hours
on those days are noon till 10 p.m.
A sitting and walking meditation
workshop is held on Saturdays from
11 a.m. to 12, and a yoga class in
held on Sundays from 5-6 p.m. Call
322-2899 for more details or visit

Laugh with a Child!
Gulf Coast Community Care needs
volunteers age 30 and older for its
mentoring program. Volunteers are
matched with children who need a
positive adult role model. Many of
the children are in foster care or live
with a single parent who is going to

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school and working. There is a need
for volunteers for children of all
Volunteers give the gift of time
to one child and are provided social
events and support by agency staff.
No experience is necessary. There
are no costs. Volunteers spend a few
hours a weekin simple activities such

as reading, fishing, baking, teaching
a craft or visiting a park with a
child. We have children throughout
Pinellas waiting for mentors!
To learn how you can make a
lasting difference in the life of a child,
call Beverly at 479-1841 or Fanya at
479 -1831.

Calling all athletes to St. Pete Beach Recreation
Currently registering for Flag Football, Mens' B
SSoftball and Senior Softball Leagues.
Sign up for a team today!
Info at 363-9264 or 7701 Boca Ciega Drive

St. Pete Beach offers "Learn to Swim" classes
Age 6 months to seniors. All instructors American Red Cross Certified.
Classes in two-week sessions of 45-minute classes, Monday-Thursday.
$32.00/session with membership card, $40.00 without.
Spring lessons being held April 6th 16th and April 20th 30th
Info at 363-9264 or 7701 Boca Ciega Drive

Spring Break Kid Camp
Open to youth in grades K-5th
March 30 April 3rd, 7:30am-5:30pm
$60 w/Rec. card, $75.00 w/o
Gym games, crafts, kite flying,
pool swim, Chuck E. Cheese,
Fort DeSoto and much more!!

t Kid Camps

In The ZoneTM Hoop Camp
Youth Basketball Clinic hosted
by Coach Lonny Siegel
March 30-31,10:00am -Noon
$50.00 w/Rec. Card, $62.50 w/o
Learn the fundamentals of the
game while having a blast!

June 8th August 14th, 7:30am-5:30pm
(pre and post camp open on limited basis)
$500.00 with Rec. card or $700.00 without
$75.00/week with card or $100.00 without
St. Pete Beach *Field Trip upgrade $100.00 or $10.00/trip*
Community Center
7701 Boca Ciega Dr. Gym games, arts & crafts, field trips, pool
727-363-9245 swim, beach days, "All Camps Day"...
Registration begins Sat. April 18th, 9:00am

Specialty camps also being offered include Tennis, Basketball,
Baseball, Skateboard, Dance and Art Camps


Re: Neighborhood
Crime Watch Needs You
Dear Editor: I agree with David
Molodecki's letter that "It's time that
we take our community back." In
fact, I would like to emphasize that
Gulfport does have an official group
called "Gulfport Crime Awareness
and Prevention" that meets at 7 p.m.
on the second Monday of every month
at the Gulfport Senior Center.
We do not call ourselves "Crime
Watch" because we do not want citi-
zens to "watch", we want them to
be aware and educated on ways to
prevent and how to act when they
see something. We have had guest
speakers on many topics, including
but not limited to, Identity Theft Pre-
vention (Stetson College of Law and
one from a subdivision of the Florida
State Attorney General's Office), Do-
mestic Violence (a Judge, the State
Attorney's Office and the Public De-
fender's Office), Live Safe (Pinellas
County Sheriffs Office), How the
Court System Works (a Judge), Es-
cape School (Dignity Memorial) and
Convenient Store Safety (Sgt. Josh
During the candidates' forums, there
were many questions about crime.
This leads one to believe that crime
is on the minds of many people. Un-
fortunately, for a city with approxi-
mately 13,000 people, attendance at
the Crime Awareness and Prevention
meetings are typically the same 6-15
residents at each meeting. Our goals,
in addition to education and preven-
tion, are to increase membership and
quarterly block parties.
We have moved our meetings from
the Neighborhood Center on 49th
Street to the Senior Center in hopes
of increasing attendance. Our meet-
ings are advertised in The Gabber,
on the City's Government Channel
and were quite often brought up at

the end of the Council meetings by
City Council Persons or in Public Ses-
sion if there was an upcoming spe-
cial program scheduled. I still hear
complaints of observations in neigh-
borhoods of "...drug deals..." etc. in
neighborhoods and the "...nothing
being done...". Yet, when asked, the
resident has not notified the police
department even anonymously.
We understand that an effective
Crime Awareness and Prevention
program is not based on regular at-
tendance at meetings. We, as citi-
zens, are an extension of the Police
Department. They cannot be every-
where and are not psychic. We do
need to take our community back and
we need to be a part of the solution.
We encourage everyone to join us for
these meetings and encourage sug-
gestions and comments at any time.
Contact Jeri Reed, Co-coordinator of
the Gulfport Crime Awareness and
Prevention Program at 548-5566
(days), 327-3509 (evenings) or at JR-

Soldier Drive Thank you
Dear Editor: Now that spring is
almost here and the holidays have
passed us I would like to take the op-
portunity to express my gratitude to
a lot of you that have graciously do-
nated items to the American Legion
#125 for our soldier drive. Many peo-
ple donated Christmas decorations,
food items and cards to make their
holidays memorable. I do not know a
lot of your names but you are thanked
by the soldiers. Special thanks needs
to go to Starbucks Marketplace, Valu
Pak, Red Hot Beach Nuts, my poker
friends, Hugh and Donna Forsythe
and The Silver Clickers and a very
special Thank You to The American
Legion who supplies all the postage
for the boxes that are sent.
Please keep up the good work and

keep bringing in your donations.
Shirley DiBucci

Re: The Trojan RV
Dear Editor: One suggestion for
using the RV that was donated to the
city of Gulfport at this point may be
to use the vehicle as a mobile opera-
tion center.
In good weather, for drills, for
drives, for voter registration, in pa-
rades, advertise events in the city. In
bad weather, perhaps a mobile EOC
(emergency operation center) when
the city must be evacuated. In the
worse case it could be a mobile city
hall to help people back to the city.
That said, a cost/benefit look at it
even now would be in order before
spending anything on the gift.
Gail Caldwell

Enforce Leash
Laws Equally
Dear Editor: This letter is in re-
gard to the letter a few weeks ago
that discussed the problem with cats
being allowed to roam at will even
though we have the same laws for
them as for dogs. Many of the cats
are so aggressive that they will at-
tack a dog on a leash. Recently a dog
owner informed me that he received
a ticket for $88 for having his dog off
its leash. I wonder if there have been
any tickets for free roaming cats. The
majority of dog owners are respectful
of the law including leash and pick-
ing up after their pets. How many cat
owners abide by the law? Have you
ever sen anyone ever pick up after a
Something must be done to control
the cat problem in Gulfport. When
will the mayor and council instruct
employees to enforce the laws fairly
for both dog and cat owners?!
Elsie Tennant

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5 Off kilter
9 Limited
14 Wellington's
alma mater
15 Flushing place
16 Pressed
17 Lake or Perry
18 Break away
19 Bumps into
20 Changed situation
23 Computer user's
24 Fix chuckholes
28 Ho's follower
29 Pokey
31 Jones preceder
32 Former secretary
of state
34 Lotion potion
35 Body of laws
36 Pretty close
39 Outer limit
40 Durham
41 Peak in Sicily
42 Light-horse
43 Snack

44 Exist
45 Fancy fabric
47 Tack item
51 Cooperate
54 Biblical musician
57 da capo
58 Cinema pooch
59 Settled, slangily?
60 Louis XV wore
61 Geetars' kin
62 Schoolbooks
63 Cool
64 Hermes' invention


1 Tallest of the
2 Pay for
3 It reaches
4 Squeaky clean
5 Buzzing
6 Sea creature
7 Bona fide
8 Yin's counterpart
9 Type of squash
10 Pill
11 Get up there
12 Gain
13 RE's quest

21 Swing holder
22 The little mermaid
25 Decorate
26 One of the
27 Merino mom
29 Assuage
30 Enamelware
32 Pitcher Nomo
33 Inflame
34 End at
35 Screech
37 Minneapolis
38 Reason for a
red flag
39 Tree
43 Ball girls?
44 It's about time!
46 Solar-year
47 Steppe antelope
48 Like thin ice
49 Out-and-out
50 Terrible twos,
52 Hang open
53 White cheese
54 Smidgen
55 French one
56 Beiderbecke,
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Wills, Trusts & Probate Insurance & Injury Consumer Law
* Preparation of Wills & Trusts Litigation Issues
* Powers of Attorney Homeowners Claims Mortgage Fraud
* Living Wills/Advance Directives Hurricane Claims Contract Problems
* Designation of Health Care Surrogate Mold & Sinkhole Claims Deceotive Trade Practices

Real Estate &

Business Law

* Closings/Sale of Real Estate

* Business Formation & Sale

* Mortgage & Deeds

Gabber March 19 March 25, 2009 23

By Matthew Margolis

It's Not Always a
Picnic, Buster
President Obama, like him or
not, takes education seriously. And
there's little mystery surrounding
how that came to be. According to
the president, "Five days a week (my
mother) came into my room at four in
the morning, force-fed me breakfast,
and proceeded to teach me my Eng-
lish lessons for three hours before I
left for school and she went to work."
In response to her son's grumbling,
his mother simply said, "This is no
picnic for me either, buster."
Educating your dog isn't always a
picnic, either, but it's worth it. No,
he'll never be president of the Unit-
ed States. But, among other perks,
you'll have a cleaner house, a lon-
ger-lasting wardrobe and a happier
significant other -- the value of none
of which should be underestimated.
Consider the following letters from
unhappy souls whose dogs did not
receive a rigorous education:
"Roxie, my 14-month-old long-
haired miniature dachshund, refus-
es to be potty trained. Although she
goes outside and receives praise, she
often just decides to pee or poop in
the house. She knows she has done
wrong, as she will go hide under
a bed, but we can't seem to break

her of this bad habit. Also, she is a
barker and has not been taught to
Read between the lines: Roxie
didn't refuse; she wasn't taught.
At this point, there is more than a
year's worth of urine in that house.
Toy dogs should not be exempt from
housebreaking. When it comes to
bodily waste, a little goes a long
"Here's my issue: Nena, my 5-year-
old German Shorthaired Pointer,
chews up my girlfriend's clothes. We
have taken measures to ensure that
all bedroom and bathroom doors are
closed to prevent her from locating
any clothes to destroy, but should we
ever forget, she seizes the opportu-
nity and rips what clothes she finds
to shreds. She particularly likes pa-
jamas and underwear. This would
be mildly amusing if the clothes
weren't expensive. My girlfriend is
extremely frustrated with the dog
and, consequently, with me."
I'm sure she is frustrated. Not only
has her boyfriend not taught his dog
boundaries, but apparently they're
all living in a house that contains
no bureaus, dressers or closets with
"We just got our puppy, Deuce, last
week. He is an 8-week-old minia-
ture dachshund, and he hates my
husband. He bites hands and toes a

lot, but especially with my husband.
My husband is having a hard time
reconnecting with Deuce and has al-
most given up on him. What can I
advise my husband or myself to do
differently in dealing with this bit-
ing and/or aggression issue?"
At 8 weeks old, there's hope for
Deuce -- assuming the husband can
put in more than a solid week's ef-
fort. They got their puppy last week,
and hubby's ready to throw in the
People don't do their homework.
They bring a dog home and have no
idea what to do next. Then one day
the dog violates their internalized
standards for acceptable behavior
and it's all his fault.
He runs out the door!
He chews up the furniture!
He urinates inside!
He licks my face!
An 82-year-old woman recently
called me and said she just got a
6-month-old Great Pyrenees. The
pup's weight is equal to the woman's
age, and she has a problem with his
licking her face. She reprimands
him, saying, "You better trust me.
I'm your mother."
I asked her what the Pyrenees had
to say to that.
"He licked my face."
Sounds about right.

Gabber March 19 March 25, 2009

Gulfport Senior Center
Daily Menu
Meals are available at the Gulfport Senior
Center. 5501 27th Avenue So., in Gulfport
NETWORK AT 344-2111
Monday, MARCH 23
Breaded Chicken Patty A i Ini k. n
Chuckwagon Vegetables
Mashed Potatoes
Wheat Bread/Margarine
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
Low Fat Milk
Tuesday, MARCH 24
BBQ Pork Riblet
Seasoned Black Eyed Peas
Turnip Greens w/Onions
Hamburger Bun/Margarine
Pineapple Cup
Low Fat Milk
Wednesday, MARCH 25
Shell Macaroni & Cheese Casserole
Green Peas
Carrot Cuts
Whole Wheat Bread/Margarine
Mixed Fruit Cup
Low Fat Milk
Thursday, MARCH 26
Salisbury Steak w/Mushroom Gravy
Potatoes Au Gratin
Green Beans
Wheat Bread/Margarine
Peach Cup
Low Fat Milk
Friday, MARCH 27
Smoked Sausage
Baked Beans w/Tomato Bits
Broccoli Cuts
Hot Dog Bun/Mustard
Vanilla Pudding Cup
Low Fat Milk

SPCA Pet of the Week
E Cat helps himself to water from the sink if his water bowl runs
dry. His gorgeous golden eyes match the orange spots on his fur.
He will spoil you with all his love He enjoys using a scratching
post. His owners surrendered him because he was being intimi-
dated by the other cats in the house. If you want to see Cat or
any other pets come visit them at SPCA Tampa Bay at 9099 130
Avenue N. in Largo or call 586-591.

Foster or Adopt a Greyhound
This week's greyhound is Izod, a white and brindle male who
is good with cats and small dogs. He's a "kennel clown" and a
gregarious boy, always entertaining us and making us laugh.
If we don't follow him into the play yard, he's right back in
to check on us as if to say 'Where are you? I want to play!' If
you would like to meet Izod or any of our other greyhounds,
please call Greyhound Pets of America at 595-7852, visit our
website:, or see us at the Tyrone PetSmart on most Sun-
days from noon to 2 p.m. Call first if you want to meet a specific dog.

A Veterinary Center Exclusively For Cats C
22 Park Street South
(Corner of Park St. & 1st Ave. S.)
381-CATS (2287) c

New Service
Acupuncture & Traditional
Chinese Medicine
(for Established Clients)
Routine Wellness
Care for Cats and Kittens

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t1t 0oroscoDe Guide

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There
are so many interpretations of
reality. We humans are constantly
distorting our experiences to fit
our identity. An earnest attempt to
understand someone could entirely
change your perspective. It may be
uncomfortable at first to lose your
preconceived notions, but you'll do it
and be enhanced by the journey.
ARIES (March 21-April 19).
Your role is absolutely important.
Recognize what you do that matters
most to others and then do more of
it. This is the way you will make a
meaningful contribution to society,
and it is much favored over trying to
change yourself and grow talents that
don't come naturally to you. Embrace
who you are right now.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You
are being nudged along a risky path,
perhaps by your own soul. Your
fears come to the surface to keep you
safe, but you refuse to let them keep
you small too. Most of the danger
is emotional -- you could lose your
old idea of who you are, and there's
nothing wrong with that. Wednesday
is your luckiest day.
GEMINI (I.ny 21-June 21). You
think of yourself as a work in progress
and you will improve by leaps and
bounds. You notice how others could
improve too, even when they believe
that they are just fine and don't need
to change in any way. Be careful
not to fall for someone's potential
-- especially not a potential that the
person doesn't want to become.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're
used to being a go-getter and perhaps
a little high strung as well. That's
why your current mood may feel
strange. You're accepting how things
are and going with the flow, even
when it's not moving at all. When
you're ready to move, you will -- and
it will be effortless, like you're being
compelled forward.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's the ideal
week to forget logic and take things in
a more fanciful direction. Your body

follows your mind. Dwell on beautiful
images of yourself frolicking in a
most desirable circumstance. You are
an exceptionally powerful visionary,
and in a short period of time you may
be able to dream yourself into a new
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your
powers of empathy are strong and you
soak up the emotions of those around
you. Some kind of performance or
heightened emotional scenario will
take place late in the week. You're
not nervous for yourself, though you
may be anxious because you want
others to do well. You're a valuable
member of your team.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You desire
a harmonious environment and
therefore you are willing to do what it
takes to get along. Your nearest and
dearest will appreciate the way you
match his or her pace, mirror his or
her mannerisms and adopt his or her
priorities -- at least temporarily. The
result: Your sacrifices are rewarded
and you get what you want.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).
Instead of bemoaning what is lacking
in a relationship, you capitalize on
what is working. You realize that one
relationship cannot be your whole
world and that you are enriched in
different ways by different people.
A close relationship is strengthened
because you take off the pressure of
21). One who doesn't think like you
could halt the action in your part of
the world. At first you'll probably be
stymied. Change shoes with the other
person. It's not entirely possible to
see the world as this person does, but
with a little effort you can at least get
a good sense of where this person is
coming from.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
You like solving problems, especially
the ones that most people would
rather avoid. It's your eagerness
to take problems head on that will
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your personal life this week. You
save yourself and others from hours
of future grief because you tackle
issues immediately as they arise.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). To
give yourself a chance to triumph is
to risk failure. It's easier when you
have people telling you that you
really can do it. Wednesday through
Saturday you are in such a gregarious
mood that new supporters will flock
to you. Your love life improves too,
as all the attention makes you feel
so attractive.
This Week's Birthdays: You are
the master of your fate and prove
it at every turn this year. Your
hopeful vision leads you into an
unusual situation in April. You can
do remarkable good there before
the summer starts. Your love life
takes an enthusiastic turn in June
and you become smitten by someone
new, or you fall for the same person
all over again. Work developments
spring from the social happenings
you attend in July. August and
December show you leaving home
and returning fully inspired.

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

Gabber March 19 March 25, 2009

Audubon Society
Celebrates 100 Years
St. Petersburg residents have long
through volunteer association,
membership and financial backing.
This year the St. Petersburg
Audubon Society (SPAS), Florida's
oldest chapter, will celebrate its first
century of active participation in the
conservation and awareness of this
city's wild areas and the creatures
that inhabit them.
After a century, organization
members continue attempts at
preserving the area's quality of life
for man and beast alike. According to
chapter president, Mauri Peterson,
"In 1909, St. Petersburg Audubon
Society was created to coordinate a
local effort similar to the national
programs against the senseless
slaughter of Florida's birds. With
that battle largely won, today's
members continue their efforts
at safeguarding our community's
natural web of elements for the next
Peterson notes that today's Audubon
Society is far more than a collection
of bird watchers. Volunteers,
through SPAS, have launched
programs monitoring endangered
and threatened birds and their
breeding areas; created educational
programs through cooperation with
Pinellas County schools; sponsored
teachers and students in various
programs and conducted yearly
wildlife censuses with county, state
and federal agencies. "Perhaps now,
more than ever," Peterson adds, "as
a part of the most densely populated
county in the state, St. Petersburg

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Audubon must alert the public
to the pressures we place on our
environment and take a leading
role in safeguarding what little
The centennial will be celebrated
throughout 2009. A celebration
banquet, museum display, photo
exhibit, and other activities are
planned. For more information on
the celebration and membership,
visit the web at www.stpeteaudubon.

City Power
City Power Toastmasters Club
is the place where gambling with

your future is 100% in your favor.
You will learn to conduct produc-
tive discussions, practice speaking
in front of people, control nervous-
ness and take on leadership roles.
These skills are useful in all areas
of life including home, work, job in-
terviews and in the community. City
Power Toastmasters is a non-profit
organization devoted to continuing
leadership skills in a relaxed, diverse
and fun atmosphere. Join us 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.



400 49th St. South St. Petersburg, FL
727 327-8309 727 328-8309
Mon-Sat 11am to 9PM, Sundays...Gone Fishin'



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Recreation C
RECREATION WEBSITE- www. and follow the links: City
Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Cen-
SPRING BREAK March 30th -April
3rd- Gulfport Recreation Division offers
Spring Break full day childcare for grades
Kindergarten to age 14. Hours are from 7:45
a.m.-5:30 p.m. Annual reg. $15 res/ $100
non-res. Weekly fee is $50 res/$100 non-res.
Space limited, so call today at 893-1068 for
more info.
2009 SUMMER PROGRAM-Plans are
underway for the 2009 Summer Recreation
Program for children who have completed
Kindergarten thru age 14. Registration be-
gins Saturday, May 2nd for Gulfport resi-
dents and non-residents currently enrolled
in the School Year Child Care Program.
Registrations for non-residents not enrolled
in the School Year Child Care Program be-
gin Monday, May 18th for 30 children max.
Hours of registration for Saturday are from
9:00 a.m.-Noon and hours for Monday-Fri-
day are from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tomlinson Skate Park Sticker-All skat-
ers need to purchase a Skate Park sticker
and have a consent form on file at the Recre-
ation Center. Annual cost for stickers is $5
res./$10 non-res. Consent forms are avail-
able at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore
Blvd. S., Monday through Friday from 9
a.m.-8 p.m. Skaters ages 17 and under must
be accompanied by a parent and show proof
of residency for registration.
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). Annu-

% Gulfport
ART EXHIBIT (Purdy Friends Room
GalleryWalls): Paintings by members of
Gulfport Senior Artists Workshop, Betty
Staebell, instructor. Through March 25.
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.
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).
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
al 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 $55
res./$ 10 non-res and the 5-day program are
$88 res./$176 non-res.
AAYA Cheerleading for ages 5 & up-
Tues., 6-7:45 p.m. Cost is $6/class & $10/
registration. Call AAYA 813-885-2292 for
more info.
AAYA Dance for ages 5 & up- Thurs.,
6-8:45 p.m. Cost is $6/class & 111 ,. .-.
tration. Call AAYA 813-885-2292 for more
Basic Drawing Thurs., 1:00-2:30pm. The
fee is $15 per class. Please call the instruc-
tor Doug at 643-2554 or John at 893-1079
with questions. You will need to bring a pen-
cil 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 exchange 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
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.

Library 5501 2
(Dates not yet confirmed)
Short Stories Discussion Group: Present-
ed by local chapter of Brandeis University
Women. Monday, March 23 at 1:00 pm.
Bereavement Support Group: For
family or friends who have recently lost
a loved one. Tuesday, March 24 at 10:00
am. Facilitated by The Hospice of the
Florida Suncoast.
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.
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, April
9 at 10:00 am.
Suncoast Computer Users: Thursday,
April 9 at 6:00 pm.
Scrapbookers Club for Teens &Adults:

Blvd. So 893-1068
Karate-Mon. & Fri., 6:30-8 p.m. (Begin-
ners), advanced students stay until 8:30
p.m. Cost is $35 per month.
Nia- Thurs., 10:15am. Your first class is
free. Fees are: monthly $32, drop in $10 a
class, or a 8 class pass for $56. Call 727-729-
9410 for more information or online at www.
Noisemakers-Mon., 5-6 p.m. for children
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 information.
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. Ongo-
ing 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 relaxation. 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
Bring your pictures, books and questions,
and prepare to have a great time! Make
beautiful pages of memories for yourself
and your family. Some supplies available,
but you furnish your own 12x12 scrapbook
album. FMI, contact Kay Boatwright 893-
1074. Saturday, April 11 at 1:00 pm.
Books. Audio Books. Music. Videos.
Computers. Internet Access and Free
Information: Did you know that the Li-
brary has Internet-connected computers
for your use, free of charge? ... our readers
check out about 7,000 books, audio books,
music CDs, and videos each month? ... we
research and answer about 700 informa-
tion questions each month? Welcome to
everyone, especially those who signed up
for library cards in the last month--we're
here to serve you morning until evening
Monday through Friday, and all day Sat-
urday! And check out our Friends Book
Corner for some great reads-books make
great gifts, too!


Gabber March 19 March 25, 2009

Services ci Sponsored Activities

i in the Community

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

Senior Center Drama Club-Partici-
pants needed for our one act plays. Au-
ditions: Mon. Mar. 23 at 2pm. Help also
needed with costumes and props, etc.
Performance will be held on Mon. Apr.
20 at 2pm in the Senior Center Dining
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.
Pinellas County Mobile Medical
Van-services for the uninsured will be
at the Senior Center on Wed. Apr. 1
from 4-7:30pm.
Activity Cancellations-All after-
noon activities will be cancelled on
Thurs. Apr. 9 and all activities with
the exception of Meals on Wheels will
be cancelled on Fri. Apr. 10 due to in-
stallation throughout the facility. (The
Group Lunch Program will relocate to
the Enoch Davis Center on Apr. 10).
Can you help?-Men/Women's toilet-
ries are needed to make up gift baskets
for an upcoming Senior Center event.
Donations gladly accepted.
Senior Follies-Sorry but tickets for
the Senior Follies on Fri. Mar. 27 are
now sold out.
Spring Shorts: A series of one-act
plays featuring the newly formed
Gulfport Senior Center Drama Club
will perform on Mon. Apr. 20 at 2pm in
the Senior Center Dining Hall. Free.
Movie-Mon. Mar. 23 at 1pm relocated
to the Senior Center. Fried Green To-

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. Also, Apr. 3,
17, & 24.
Advanced Directives-Mark your cal-
endar for Wed. Apr. 15 at 10:30am. Find
out about the importance of having Ad-
vanced Directives in place. Forms will
be available. Courtesy of Hospice.

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.
Chair Exercise with Phil every Tues. at
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10:30am (Senior Center)
Total Fitness every Mon. & Wed. at
1:30pm (Neighborhood Center)
Tai Chi & Health Recovery every Tues.
at 9am (Rec Center)
Tai Chi for Advanced Beginners every
Thurs. at 9am (Rec Center)
Yoga every Wed. at 1:30pm (Senior
Treadmills & Recumbent Cycle, 8am-
5pm except during classes (Senior Cen-
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.
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.
Wii Bowling: every Thurs. at 1pm (Se-
nior Center)
Cards & Games
Beginning Bridge Class Tues. at
1:30; Wed. at 6:30pm
Contract Bridge/ Tues & Thurs, 2pm;
Bingo/Fri, 1pm; Euchre/Tues. 6:30pm;
Board Game I' ,. 1. I.. 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
Impaired Tues. April 21, 9:30-
Free Hearing Screenings Tues.
Apr. 21, 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 manage/cope with diabetes. Next
class: March 23 & April 13.
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./893-1o7o
VitaLife Exercise Class-Monday &
Wednesday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Overeaters Anonymous-Sunday,
6:30 p.m.,


5500 Shore Blvd. So.

Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun., March 22, 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 &
8-10 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

of South Pasadena passed away
Mar. 12. She is survived by her
loving family. R. Lee Williams &
Son, Gulfport Chapel. 727-345-

of Gulfport, passed away March
12, 2009. She was an avid Rays
fan and retired from The National
Association of Professional
Baseball. She is survived by 3 sons,
Fred, Jeff, and Dean. She is a proud
grandparent of 9 grandchildren and
9 great-grandchildren. A celebration
of life service will be on Tuesday,
March 17th at Hospice Woodside
chapel at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, a
memorial donation may be made in
Barbara's memory to Hospice of the
Florida Suncoast.

HILTON H., 92,
passed away March
10, 2009. He was
born in Rockmark,
GA. Worked as a
mechanical engineer
for the U.S. Navy Iihpy.ird,
Washington, D.C. for 28 years
before retiring in 1964 to Gulfport.
He continued to work for The Brane
Corporation of Largo as a creative
engineer holding many patents. He
enjoyed golf, walking the beaches
of Gulfport and St. Pete Beach
and also summered in Franklin,
NC. The family is honoring Hilton
wishes that no formal services be
conducted. A memorial celebration
of his life will be held at a later
date. He is preceded in death by
wife of 60 years Joy. He is survived
by his daughter Dorothy, husband
William Schultz, granddaughter
Monica Schults and son Hilton C.
Hammond, wife Bonnie, grandsons
Teal and Troy Hammond.

of St. Petersburg, died March 15,
2009. He was from New Castle, PA,
moving to Gulfport, FL in 1953. He
was in the first graduating class at
Boca Ciega High School and was
a US Navy veteran of the Korean
War. He enjoyed singing and art

work and was a Catholic. He is
survived by three brothers, Robert
of New Castle, PA, Fred of Lithia,
FL and Michael of Gulfport, and
also several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents
Ed and Ann Hoyland. The family
expresses their sincere gratitude
to the entire staff at Patrick Manor
and Susan for their loving care and
services he received as a resident
there. Visitation and funeral service
will be held on Friday, March 20
beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral
home. Interment will follow in
Woodlawn Memory Gardens.

MASSE, JOHN P., 81, of Gulfport,
FL passed away March 15, 2009
at home surrounded by his loving
family. He was a Mason at Northside
Lodge, a member of the Lions Club
in Gulfport, Knights of Columbus,
and was active in the Boy Scouts
for many years with Troop 315 and
368. He served honorably as a First
Class Petty Officer in the Navy
aboard the USS Forester and USS
Wasp Air Craft Carrier. Survivors
are four sons, Steve Masse (Andrea),
Peter Maynard (Michele), George
Maynard, Charlie Maynard; and his
"sugar" Kerrie and Billie Jo; sister
Blanche McCann; 13 grandchildren
and one great-granddaughter; and
faithful companion dog, Mr. Clyde.
The family will receive guests from
6-8 p.m., Friday at the funeral
home. Funeral services will be at
noon on Saturday, March 21, 2009
at Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home,
3180 30 Avenue N., St. Petersburg,
FL. Interment will be at Memorial
Park Cemetery, following will be a
Celebration of Life at Gulfport Lions
Club (4630 Tifton Dr. S.). In lieu of
flowers, contributions are requested
to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast,
5771 Roosevelt Blvd., CLearwater,
FL 33760. We love you Dad, you're
always in our hearts.

STONE, ELVIRA T., 89, of
Gulfport, died Tuesday, March
10, 2009. Survived by 3 sons; a
daughter; a sister and numerous
grandchildren. Abbey Affordable
Cremation, Largo, 727-517-2340.

Gabber March 19 March 25, 2009

Advocates Needed
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Program administered by the
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
is seeking volunteer advocates for
residents living in nursing homes and
assisted living facilities to investigate
complaints concerning their rights
on issues such as funds, food, drug
regimens, abuse and neglect.
Volunteers are trained to assess these
facilities for federal and state law
compliance. Anyone with advocating
and administrative abilities may
apply. Retired individuals and couples
are welcome. Mileage and meal
reimbursements are provided at the
state rate for all official ombudsman
Please call 588-6912 to volunteer.

Tai Chi at the Sunshine
Senior Center
The City of St. Petersburg Sunshine
"Senior" Center, 330 Fifth Street N.,
offers a tai chi class taught by Steve
Nixon on Friday mornings from
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The ancient art
of tai chi has been proven to reduce
stress and improve balance and
overall health. It is a noncompetitive,
self-paced system of gentle physical
exercise and stretching. Anyone,
regardless of age or physical ability,
can practice tai chi as it emphasizes
technique over strength. Classes are
a bargain at only $12 per month or $4
per class with a current $10 annual
Recreation registration card. Call
893-7101 for more information.

Book Addiction

IK ... "

Fortunately for me, the books that
pique my interest cost more than I
want to spend. The Bartender's Guide
by Trader Vic will tell me everything
I want to know about making the per-
fect Mai Tai for my friends and fam-
ily, but it costs $75. Mildred Wirt's
Swamp Island costs $40, and I can't
persuade myself to even check the
price on a non-Nancy Drew Carolyn
Keene or for The Brighton Boys in the
Submarine Treasure Ship, which I've
never heard of but looks fascinating.
I breeze by at least 50 iterations of
The Wizard of Oz and stop briefly at
Yip and Yap, a children's book featur-
ing real photos of puppies superim-

By Cathy Salustri
Alexander Duarte, who lives in Land
O'Lakes, came to work at the fair with his
mother. By Sunday afternoon the 12-year-
old read almost half of the 1936 edition of
Fabre's Book of Insects.

Sending someone like me to the 28th
Annual Antiquarian Book Fair at the
Coliseum last Saturday is like send-
ing a heroin addict to buy needles.
My pulse quickens and I feel a heat
rising up from my gut to my head and
before I know it rent money is gone
but I've got some fantastic books.
Not that, you know, that's ever
happened or anything. Just in case,
though, I leave my wallet in the car,
which should curb some of my spend-
ing but not all of it. I decided that
if I found one of three books I could
buy them: Guy Murchie's Song of the
Sky, a first or older than 1960 edition
of The Velveteen Rabbit by Marjorie
Williams, or Time Enough For Love
by Robert Heinlein.
As soon as I walk in the Coliseum I
remember how much I love the smell
ofusedbooks. It's a distinctive cloying
smell of something not entirely pleas-
ant but it soothes me all the same. I
learned to read at an embarrassingly
precocious age and throughout my
life books let me escape into another
world. Had a fight with my parents?
Escape into a book where everyone
either gets along or has far worse
problems than a 10p.m. curfew. Blew
a test at school? Read a biography of
Thomas Edison. Editor getting on my
case? Well, there's probably a book to
let me forget about that, too.

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a few others, rub their bindings, and
put them down. The first step, I am
told, is admitting you have a prob-
Sadly for me and luckily for my
bank account I don't find any of those
three books. Of course, I didn't look
everywhere and there's always next
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The pupils of Ms. Staebell at the Gulfport Public Library held an exhibit of month at Borders Tyrone Mall.
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about the coming ArtSpring Exhibition March 23 through March 30 where the sale of games are given to local
they would be working. Nellie Halboth, our municipal clerk, assisted by Vir- HIV/AIDS organizations and since
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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

Tuesday Morning
Fresh Market
Got veggies? Check out the Tuesday
Morning Market on Beach Boulevard
in Gulfport every Tuesday, year
round! Fresh produce, plants, and
local artists set up on the sidewalk
pavers from 9-3 p.m. Enjoy a
shopping and dining experience like
no other! Pet friendly. Sponsored by
the Gulfport Merchants Association
and the City of Gulfport.
Vendors can download the
application at
For more information call 459-1963.

Join the Youth Band
A patriotic and Christian youth band
is forming and is in need of a bass.
Receipt given for 501c3 tax write off
for your donation. They are also still
looking for a vocalist (age 5-16 years)
and musicians for a recording project.
Call 327-5992.

Swearin them In

Gulfport city clerk Lesley DeMuth administers the oath of office to newly re-elected council
member Michele King (Ward 2) and to newly elected council member Sam Henderson
(Ward 4). The swearing in ceremonies took place on Tuesday prior to the regular council

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Events at American
Legion Post 125
By Don Phipps, Commander
I hope everyone had 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. At this time
the teams are all filled up, but you
can still sponsor a hole for only $10.
Funds from this tournament will
benefit the Sallie House for abused,
abandoned and neglected children.

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Friday, March 20, dinner will be
baked or battered haddock, fries,
cole slaw, roll and butter for $7.75.
The second entree will be country
fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy,
vegetable, roll and butter for $7.
Saturday, March 21, we will
be serving baked chicken with
mushroom sauce, au gratin potatoes,
vegetable, roll, butter and dessert for
$6.50. All dinners are served from
5 to 7 p.m.
The Southern Knights Band is here
every Friday and Saturday night
from 7 to 11 p.m. This is the best

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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
from 3 to 6 p.m. Come in and listen
to some good entertainment.
Lunches are served on Tuesdays,
Wednesday and Thursdays from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Fridays from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from
2 to 5 p.m. Lunches are not served on
Monday or Saturdays.
Tuesday and Thursdays come in
and sing with Ron's karaoke at 7 p.m.
Darts are played every Saturday at
8 p.m. Play pool for free on Saturdays
until 5 p.m.
Bingo is played every Wednesday
starting at 6 p.m. Fourteen $50 games
are played, plus two progressive
cover-all games for $250. The
kitchen is open during bingo where
you can order hamburgers, hot dogs,
fries, onion rings, etc. Join us for an
evening of fun, games and good food.
The Auxiliary is collecting donations
for troops in Iraq. Items needed
include candy, personal hygiene
items, batteries, snacks, dry food
items, etc. A collection box is provided
at the post. For more information
call Shirley at 510-1919. Let's show
them our support!
We are located at 6440 Fifth Avenue
S. in St. Petersburg. The phone
number is 347-6085.

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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AMVETS Post #1
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 9p.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.

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E-mail your request to
By Cathy Salustri
Q: Is the city of Gulfport buying foreclosed properties with federal mon-
A: According to Interim City Manager Jim O'Reilly no, Gulfport is not
buying foreclosed homes. However, Gulfport and Pinellas County jointly
participate in a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program that gets
funding through the Community Block Grant Program to help the County
identify eligible properties within Gulfport.
Once Pinellas County identifies these properties they become part of the
Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). According to HUD the NSP
"provides emergency assistance to state and local governments to acquire
and redevelop foreclosed properties that might otherwise become sources of
abandonment and blight within their communities."
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What to Expect in a
Divorce Proceeding
(Part 3)
A Court may find it necessary to
award alimony or spousal support in
many dissolution of marriage cases.
As with child support, the Court will
consider two factors: one party's
need and the other's ability to pay.
Both of these factors must be proven
in Court by the requesting spouse if
the husband and wife cannot reach
an agreement on their own. Ali-
mony may be awarded to either a
husband or wife and, depending on
the length of the marriage and other
factors, the alimony may be perma-
nent or for only a short duration of
Under Florida law, the Court
must try to make an "equitable"
distribution" of marital property
and debts. "Equitable" does not al-

ways mean equal, although that is
the starting point. Many factors,
including child support, custody
and alimony awards, can cause the
Court to make an unequal (but still
equitable) division of property. A
Court will not generally divide the
property and debts that arise out-
side the marriage.
If needed, the Court can order you
or your spouse to do, or not do, cer-
tain things. The Court may order a
party not to telephone the other, not
to come to the other's place of busi-
ness and not to interfere in the other
spouse's activities.
The Court can order one party to
pay some or all of the other party's
attorney's fees. A Court does this to
assure that both parties have equal
access to competent counsel. The
Court does not award legal fees in
every dissolution of marriage case.
The Court must first find that one
party has a greater ability to pay
than the other.
Even if there is an indication
that one party has a greater ability
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eryone (parties and attorneys alike)
should make every effort to resolve
a divorce case as economically and
amicably as possible.
by Robert J. Myers, Esq.
Robert J. Myers is managing attor-
ney of the Estate and Trust Division
of Maney & Gordon, P.A., located at
1135 Pasadena Ave. So., Ste. 140,
St. Petersburg, FL. The telephone
number is 727-347-5131. Mr. Myers
welcomes calls regarding this article
and other related legal topics. This
column outlines general legal prin-
ciples and is not intended to give you
legal advice. If you have a specific
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Available at City Hall
The City of Gulfport is now a PSTA
GO Card location. The GO cards
can be used on PSTA buses and the
new Gulfport/ St. Pete Beach Trolley
Looper. There are various cards
that you can choose from to fit your
transportation needs.
If you are looking to go out for one
day only, you can choose the Daily
unlimited ride GO card which is valid
for one day of unlimited rides. The
Regular fare is $4 and the reduced
fare is $2.
Also available is the 7-day unlimited
ride GO card, valid for 7 consecutive
days of unlimited rides beginning the
first time the card is used. Regular
fare available only, $20.
You can also choose the 31 day
unlimited ride GO Card, valid for
31 consecutive days of unlimited
rides, beginning the first time the
card is used. Regular Fare is $55 and
reduced fare $35.
And for youth, 18 and younger,
use the Platinum Pass. Valid for 7
consecutive days of unlimited rides
beginning from the first time the
card is used. Youth Fare $12.50.
To receive reduced fare rates, proper
ID is required:
For Youth, they must have a School
Student ID or Government-issued
Photo ID showing age. (Note: ID is
required for middle and high school
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,
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call 893-1000. To obtain special PSTA
Photo ID, call the PSTA InfoLine at

Old Cell Phones Can
Be Lifeline for Seniors
Donate your old cell phones to the
Senior Safety Phone Project, which
provides seniors in Pinellas andPasco
counties with free emergency cell
phones. The Area Agency on Aging
of Pasco Pinellas collects donated
cell phones, tests and charges the
phones, and then distributes them to
seniors in the community. For a full
list of the donation and distribution
sites in Pasco and Pinellas counties,
please call the Senior Helpline at

1-800-96ELDER (1-800-963-5337).

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

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Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!
In just 82 weeks, Gulfport will
celebrate the centennial of its incorpora-
tion, October 12, 1910. We'll be remind-
Sing you every week with an interesting
-- old photograph from the collection of the
Historical Museum. See if you can iden-
tify the people, places, and above all the
decade of each picture as it comes along.
To make it a little bit of a challenge, we
won't publish the correct caption until the
following week.
Last week's picture of the Gulfport
Marina was taken in January, 1982. The
Boca Ciega Yacht Club is there, but the
Gulfport Marina office was not yet built,
and Osgood Point is empty except for the
Coast Guard Building.
These people had a big anniversary to celebrate and were getting ready to
do it in style. Who are they and what were they commemorating? Answer
next week.
Think you know the answer?
Send us an email with your answer, name and
phone number to


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
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Argentina; Julia Jabour, senior
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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.

Gulfport Lions
Pancake Breakfast
The Gulfport Lions Club will
be presenting their 4th Pancake
Breakfast of the season, Saturday,
April 4 from 7 a.m. until noon at
Gulfport Lions Center, 4630 Tifton
Drive S., Gulfport Marina area.
Pancakes with syrup, scrambled
eggs, sausage, with coffee or tea to
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drink, and all you care to eat at the
donation price of $4 per person. Bring
your family and friends and spend
an enjoyable morning overlooking
beautiful Boca Ciega Bay and use our
patio tables. You might even see a
manatee! Children really love these
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Leo Perry
By Cathy Salustri

Last week Leo Perry showed up
at the Gulfport Senior Center to
honor a special veteran only to get
a little surprise-turns out he was
the special veteran. L
I'\.-Il.... Iy here, they're pretty
tight-lipped-when they need to
be. When they need to be quiet
they talk a lot," Perry joked.
Perry started directing the
Harmonica Club almost 15 years
ago and the club estimates he's put in overl0,000 volunteer hours. The club,
whose members have an average age of 81, performs at nursing homes,
retirement residences, hospitals, churches and private clubs and its members
have retired from careers ranging from milkman to nuclear physicist. The club
donates money to All Children's Hospital, Metropolitan Ministries and the
Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center.
Recently the group, under Perry's leadership, shipped 700 harmonicas to
soldiers in Iraq and Afganistan. One of the members attended an Ohio
harmonica festival and saw a letter from troops in Iraq. The letter described
how "on one of their routine street patrols, they saw two teenage boys on a
corner with machine guns in their hands."
"With great trepidation they approached the boys and gave them each a
harmonica. The next day when they passed that corner they saw the same two
teens. This time, instead of machine guns in their hands they had harmonicas
in their mouths," the member reported.
For spearheading efforts such as these and taking the reins of a floundering
harmonica club at the request of Sue Frank at the Gulfport Senior Center,
Mayor Mike Yakes proclaimed March 11 "Leo Perry Day."
"We are so blessed to have had you as our leader," the group told Perry.
"You've knocked me for a loop here today," Perry answered.
The Senior Center also gave Perry a certificate of appreciation "in recognition
of his commitment and dedication to the Gulfport Senior Citizen's Harmonica
Club," while the Harmonica Club itself gave Perry a plaque "in recognition and
appreciation" for his 10,000+ hours of volunteering.

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Attention All Veterans
The Disabled American Veterans
Chapter 13, with the cooperation
of the City of Treasure Island, has
established an outreach program to
help all veterans who feel they have
a justified service connected claim or
appeal to receive the benefits they
have earned in their service to our
These claims may be recent or
older. We urge all veterans who
would like more information or to
make an appointment to call 526-
9870 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Monday through Friday or drop in
at the Garden Room at the Treasure
Island Community Center on the
first and third Thursdays of the
month between 6-8 p.m.

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
contributionsofour militarywhohave
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
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,
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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 3/6
DUI Investigation- 5800 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 6300 BIk 10th
Ave. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 2800
BIk 58th St. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 900 BIk 58th St.
Domestic Verbal- 4900 BIk Jersey
Ave. S.
Robbery- 4900 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Lost/Stolen Tag- 5000 BIk 15th Ave.
Trouble with Individual- 5200 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Saturday 3/7
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Burglary- 3000 BIk 56th St. S.
Violation of Court Order- 5100 BIk
27th Ave. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 2200
BIk 57th St. S.
Drunk Person- 5000 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Theft- 1400 BIk 49th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5000 BIk
15th Ave. S.
Burglary- 5700 BIk 31st Ave. S.
Violation of Court Order- 5400 BIk
9th Ave. S.
Theft- 2900 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Domestic Battery- 5400 BIk 30th
Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 2900 BIk 57th St.
Sunday 3/8
Fight in Progress- 4600 BIk Tifton Dr.

Criminal Mischief- 1900 BIk 54th St.
Drunk Person- 1400 BIk Freemont St.
Criminal Mischief- 5400 BIk 15th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5000 BIk
Jersey Ave. S.
Theft- 5000 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Traffic Stop-Failed to Stop- 6000 BIk
17th Ave. S.
Monday 3/9
Burglary- 5400 BIk Newton Ave. S.
Burglary- 3000 BIk Clinton St. S.
Hit & Run- 2800 BIk 59th St. S.
Robbery- 2600 BIk Quincy St. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Narcotics/Drugs- 5000 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Tuesday 3/10
Arrest on Warrant- 5400 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Abandoned Vehicle- 2000 BIk 53rd
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
12th Ave. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 5500 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Domestic Battery- 5100 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Animal Complaint- 4900 BIk 14th
Ave. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 2800
BIk 54th St. S.
Suspicious Person- 4900 BIk 13th
Ave. S.
Traffic Stop-Failed to Stop- 900 BIk.
49th St. S.
Wednesday 3/11
Suspicious Vehicle- Miriam St. S.
Drunk Person- 5700 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Drunk Driver- 4900 BIk 18th Ave. S.
Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Suspicious Person- 5200 BIk 8th
Ave. S.
Battery- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk
31st Ave. S.

Criminal Mischief- 5500 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5500 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
DUI Investigation- 5100 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Theft- 5100 BIk Preston Ave. S.
Thursday 3/12
Abandoned Vehicle- 3000 BIk 50th
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Drunk Driver- 2500 BIk 51st St. S.
Theft- 5200 BIk 28th Ave. S.
Theft- 5000 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 1600 BIk 55th St.
Trouble with Individual- 5500 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Hit & Run- 1000 BIk 49th St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5800 BIk Tangerine
Ave. S.

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Support Groups
The Alzheimer's Association Florida
Gulf Coast Chapter has nearly 30
support groups that meet in various
locations throughout Pinellas County.
The new group will be meeting every
Wednesday at 2 p.m.. at the Gulfport
Senior Center, 5501 27 Avenue S.
Georgia Terry will serve as the facili-
tator for the new group. Ms. Terry can
be reached at (727) 498-4607.
Region-specific support groups pro-
vide caregivers for Alzheimer's pa-
tients with opportunities to reduce
isolation and receive support and
knowledge from other caregivers.
"We realize that many people are not
aware of the opportunities close to
them so we are encouraging them to
call and find out where the most con-
venient location is" say Lisa Milne,
Senior Program Specialist for Pinel-
las. "They can call 578-2558 and be
given the location nearest them."
The Alzheimer's Association Florida
Gulf Coast Chapter provides these
services and referral, care consulta-
tions, caregiver training, support
groups, respite care assistance and
safe return. The Florida Gulf Coast
Chapter can be reached 24/7 at the
toll-free number 800-772-8672.

Grandparents Raising
Grandparents Raising Grandchil-
dren will meet the second and fourth
Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Fam-
ily Resources Shelter, 3821 Fifth
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Rela-
tives raising other relatives' children
are welcome (uncles, aunts, sisters,
brothers). The groups provide sup-
port, socialization, parenting edu-
cation, community information and
resources. Please call 528-5767 for

Telephone Calls
The City of Gulfport and the Senior
Center offer telephone calls Monday
through Saturday from 7:30-8:30
a.m. This reassurance telephone call
is offered to all residents of Gulfport
and this service is free. For more
information, please contact Sarah
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Shuffleboard Smackdown: Canada vs. U.S.
This weekend the courts at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club heated up
as north fought south in a timeless battle of skill, talent, and... shuffleboard.
The Can-Am Shuffleboard Fourth Annual challenge took place this past
weekend. The challenge, the brainchild of John Witteveen and his wife Betty,
started in 2006.
"I thought it was a wonderful idea for the Canadians to verse the Americans
in shuffleboard," Witteveen, a Canadian, told The Gabber. That first year the
Canadians won the pro division but the Americans took the amateur division.
In 2007 the USA won both divisions, but last year the Canadians swept the
OPTION ONE: This year the USA reclaimed its title as multi-national
shuffleboard champs. Next year? Who knows.
OPTION TWO: This year the Canadians held on to their title as champions,
but there's always next year for the Americans.
OPTION THREE: This year the two countries split once again with the
Americans winning the (amateur/pro) division and the Canadians winning the
(pro/amateur) division.


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Golden Performances
By Cathy Salustri

Lately it seems the best talent mi-
grates to St. Petersburg Little The-
atre (SPLT). Actors I first saw at
other community theatres pop up
at SPLT and delight audiences with
their well-considered characters and
amazing performances.
Such is the case with Ron Zietz, who
plays Norman. I've seen Zietz deliver
some noteworthy work in shows that
equaled his talent, but I've also seen
some quite fine work in shows that
didn't rise to his level. Thankfully,
SPLT does a more than respect-
able job with Ernest Thompson's On
Golden Pond and Zietz doesn't stick
out too much as the shining light in
this show. From the first moments
of the show, where Zietz masterfully
delivers a hysterical monologue that
lets us know Norman has started to
deteriorate mentally, Zietz wins the
audience over to the "cranky old man
The play chronicles a summer on
Golden Pond with Norman and Ethel
Thayer, retirees approaching 80 and
70 respectively. Norman has a severe
yet comic fixation with death while
Ethel has a somewhat sunnier view
of life. They struggle with growing
older, issues with their adult daugh-
ter, and the introduction of a teenager
into their daily routine. Between the
1979 play and the 1981 movie most of
America knows the story, and while
the script doesn't say anything new,
it still tells a poignant story.
Because it is an oft-told story this
production could have been horribly
dry and vanilla, but Zietz and Elaine
Coffin (Ethel) keep it lively, osten-
sibly with the assistance of director
David Middleton. Coffin reels Zietz

back in whenever he edges towards
over-the-top, and the twosome devel-
op a sweetly uneasy rhythm as they
bumble through yet another summer
on Golden Pond.
The supporting cast also puts in
worthwhile stage time. Suzy Devore,
last reviewed here as Laura in the
play of the same name, plays Chel-
sea, the sweetly petulant daughter
who adores her mother but has fa-
ther issues. She fits the role well, al-
though she does a better job bringing
out the mother-daughter relationship
than the father-daughter strife. Her
emotional outburst in Act II doesn't
build as it should; it seems as though
it just happens and something about
it feels a little bit off.
Dan Auger portrays Charlie, the
mailman and Chelsea's teenage love.
Auger's deliciously fuzzy portrayal of
the still lovesick Charlie adds dimen-
sion to the show, as does his real-life
Maine accent. His best scene comes
in Act I when he shares a biscuit
with the senior Thayers, and the en-
ergy between Norman and Charlie is
exceptional. Stephen Bell, who plays
Chelsea's new love Bill Ray, had the
smallest role in the show and pulled

off a decent performance of the stiff
newcomer to Golden Pond.
Grayson Samuels makes his second
appearance on the SPLT stage as Bil-
ly Ray, the obstinate teenager who
teaches Norman about living again.
The twosome shares some of the best
moments in the show and have a pal-
pable energy on stage. Samuels, a
sixth grader, holds his own in scenes
with the infinitely more seasoned Zi-
etz, no small achievement for an ac-
tor of any age.
Visually, SPLT delivers a stunning
show. Michael DuMouchel outdoes
himself with a set that Frank Hale
lights like a professional, and the
two designs (set and lighting) dove-
tail beautifully from before the show
starts until the show's end, which
had the audience audibly enchanted.
When you go see On Golden Pond
expect to see a well-paced, thought-
ful community theatre show with
fantastic energy and a talented but
small group of actors. The show lasts
just over two hours and runs through
March 29. For tickets call the box of-
fice at (727) 866-1973.
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Join the Sea Scouts
Very simply put, a Sea Scout SHIP
is a co-ed Venture Scout organization
for teens that builds self confident
young leaders who understand the
importance of team work on the water
and in every day of life. They learn by
sailing boats, figuring out how to fix
them, racing them, sailing to outings
and participating in difficult water re-
lated games.
Boca Ciega Yacht Club of Gulfport is
the sponsor of Ship #915 and they will
make available their fleet of youth
sailing boats with leadership and su-
pervision. The youth club extends a
welcome to the parents and teenage
(14 & up) children who have an inter-
est in sailing.
If you have a son or daughter who
loves the water, bring them to one of
the 7 p.m. Wednesday meetings at
Boca Ciega Yacht Club, 4600 Tifton
Avenue. Take 49 Street S. to Del Rio
Ave. Turn left to the Club building
on the south side of the Gulfport Ma-
Call Tony Angel at 459-7900 for more

Volunteers Needed
at the Free Clinic
Help the St. Petersburg Free Clinic
to help others. They have an urgent
need for volunteers in their health
center, food bank, We Help Services
and administration. Assist with pa-
tient registration, reception, food dis-
tribution and/or client interviews at
varying times, Monday through Fri-
day. Many volunteer opportunities
are available to fit busy schedules.
Learn more about volunteering at
the St. Petersburg Free Clinic at a
volunteer orientation every second
Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. or
on the third Tuesday of the month at
3:30 p.m. Contact Rebecca Russell-
Gootee at (727) 861-1200, ext. 114.
The St. Petersburg Free Clinic is
located at 863 3rd Avenue N. and
provides temporary assistance for
families and individuals in need of
such basics as food, shelter, health
care, limited financial assistance and
referral information.

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Ties.- Open Mic Blues Jam, Hosted by Dave Shepard. 8pm
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Public Comment

& Council Quotes

Excerpts heard at the March 17, 2009
Gulfport city council meeting

"With a name like mine you don't have to wear green." -Jim
O'Reilly, interim city manager, joking with a member of the crowd in
council chambers about why he wasn't wearing green for St. Patrick's

"I would like to suggest that the beach trolley add a stop at the old
Winn Dixie Plaza. I've also heard that there are people in Town
Shores who would like it to come into the complex instead of just
stopping outside of it."-Carol D'Alessandro, Gulfport resident.

"I learned that our public works department is going to save us
about $15,000 a year by going with a new vendor for yard waste
removal. I think staff should always be given kudos when they
save money like that in today's tough economic times." -Marguerite
Tober, Gulfport resident

"The dedication of the new sign denoting the park at 64th Street
and Gulfport Boulevard as R.W. Cauldwell Park is scheduled for
Saturday, April 18 at 11 a.m."-Jim O'Reilly, interim city manager.

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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 recommendations


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

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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
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.

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
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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
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
Always have the required U.S.
Coast Guard (USCG) equipment in
good working order and not 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

Tennis Anyone?
Come join the Racquettes every
Friday at 8:30 a.m. for round-robin
tennis at the St. Petersburg Tennis
Center, 650 18 Avenue S. All level of
players welcome. For more informa-
tion, please call 398-8055 or the Ten-
nis Center at 823-2225.

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10 Questions for Sam Henderson
By Cathy Salustri

To help Gulfportians get
better acquainted with their
newest councilmember, Sam
Henderson we sat down with
him and asked him a few -"
Gabber: What's your full
Henderson: "Samuel Hoyt
Henderson. Hoyt is a family
name." Henderson is Irish and
Gabber: How long have you
lived in Gulfport?
Henderson moved here in 2006
with his wife of 13 years, Laura
and their 12-year-old daughter
Brenna. Laura teaches at 74th Street Elementary. Brenna graduated from
Gulfport Elementary and now attends Madeira Beach Middle School.
Gabber: Why did you run for council?
Henderson: "As much as I was paying attention I really wanted to see if
there was anything I could do to help and to participate on a greater level.
I've been opinionated about things for so long it was kind of putting my
money where my mouth is."
Gabber: This may come up in the future so we may as well ask it now. Did
you know Michele King before you ran and did she encourage you to run?
Henderson: "It's already come up. I contacted Michele about the USF
project. I was surprised they turned that down. That was when I started
thinking about running."
Gabber: What do you want to do on council?
Henderson recently met with city attorney Tim Driscoll, who briefed him
on the Sunshine Law, and Henderson told The Gabber "can't talk about
things that might come up for vote. I'm real wary of breaking the rules
right now."
Gabber: What about things that aren't coming up for a vote?
Henderson: "I want to get a couple days every month where you can bring
your dog to the beach. If we can get more (than a couple of days) that's
fantastic, but it's a start so at least you don't have to go to Fort DeSoto if
you only have an hour before dinner to walk your dog."
Henderson also said he'd like to keep the speed limit on Gulfport Boulevard
down. This is coming into question, he says, with the County's expansion
plan. He'd also like to possibly add crosswalks.
He would also like to see some of the ponds made into bird sanctuary.
Gabber: How about the mooring field? How do you feel about that?
Henderson: "The permitting rules are a little more lenient with a smaller
footprint, so I'd like to start with 15 and learn from our mistakes and
maybe save money."
Gabber: Did you expect to win?
Henderson: "No. Not in the beginning, especially not with the margin I
did. The last month I thought I really had a good shot."
Gabber: Are you religious?
Henderson: "I've kind of lost my taste for organized religion. I was raised
Episcopalian. My wife and daughter and I pray every day."
Gabber: What's your dog's name?
Henderson: "Sherman."

49th Street South Business Association
By Cathy Salustri
After several months of meetings between businessmen and representatives
from both St. Petersburg and Gulfport, the 49th Street South Business
Association came into existence on October 23. This group of business owners,
citizens and property owners hope to make a difference along the 49th Street
South corridor, according to Association secretary Walter Dill.
"Both cities have Chambers of Commerce and Gulfport has the Gulfport
Merchants Association. Our needs differ but do not conflict with these
organizations," Dill explained. "Our association is seeking to achieve a district
that will be regionally recognized for its vibrancy, special goods and services
and promote the entrepreneurial opportunities that come with that."
"We hope the community will be helped as the district becomes safer and
more visible and we can bring in some of the retail and service businesses that
are much needed in the area," Dill added.
The Association gave the Childs Park Neighborhood Association eight
cameras to encourage residents to enter the 49th Street South photo contest,
sponsored by the 49th Street South Business Association (entries due April 6
for the April 11 exhibition.)
While the district's boundaries reach two blocks east and west of 49th Street
South and span Central Avenue to Boca Ciega Bay, the Association welcomes
anyone as a member even, Dill says, "if they don't have a business or reside in
the physical boundaries."
The Association offers several annual memberships ranging from $25 to
$100. They meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the
Gulfport Neighborhood Center. For more information contact Walter Dill at
323-3455 or visit
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The Youth Arts Corps exhibited at Kenwood's annual Art in the Park this
past Saturday. They joined several dozen other artists in displaying and
selling their wares. The Youth Arts Corps is a free youth development, arts
education and job training program that uses the fine arts to help youth
reach their potential.The Corps offers four after-school and summer arts
education programs, provides arts activities at a number of residential,
recreational and juvenile justice facilities in Pinellas, Hillsborough and
Manatee counties, and offers training and technical assistance in youth
arts program development and implementation. Pictured here from left
to right: Blanca C. Garcia, Sovantae Clemmons, P Dat Dang, Matthew
I4arrett, and Natalie Merath

Town Shores
Red Hatters
Our March Bunko game will be
held tomorrow, Friday, March 20 at
1-3 p.m. in the clubhouse lounge.
Bunko has been a fun activity this
year. Call Petie at 343-6450, Julie
at 343-6587 or Judy at 344-7558 or
March 25 is the date for our first
fashion show sponsoredby Bon Worth
to be held in the clubhouse lounge
from 1-3 p.m. Our Red Hat members
will be modeling. Check out what's
new for this spring! Special desserts
and beverages will be provided for
only a $3 donation. We will also have
a few prizes to give away to lucky
members. Don't miss out on this
entertaining afternoon. For more
information and make reservations
call Petie at 343-6450 or Julie at

Town Shores Bocce
The first day of the Blast will begin
this coming Monday, March 23. If
you signed up to play, the teams
and playing dates are posted at
the Bocce courts. Contact George
White at 345-3618 if you have any
questions regarding the Blast. The
Blast picnic will be held at 12 noon,
rain or shine, on Tuesday, April 7.
Tickets for a box lunch with 2-piece
chicken, beans, cole slaw, roll and
beverage for $5 will be available
from your building Rep.
Time is running out for your to get
your tickets for the Bocce Dinner
Dance to be held on Saturday, March
28 with 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 for a donation
of $15.50. The entertainment will be
provided by Al Ruggiero. See your
building rep to get your ticket. Ticket
sales will close on Sunday, March
22. Don't miss out on a fun filled
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Gabber March 19 March 25, 2009

Beta Sigma Phi
Laureate Epsilon Theta chapter
will hold their next regular meeting
on Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at
the home of Kay Brown. Kay Brown
will present the program.
Alpha Delta Gamma members will
entertain Laureate Epsilon Theta
members on Saturday, March 21
at the home of Nancy Stern with a
bingo party.
The Sunshine City Council Vice
Presidents and their committee
held a "Tea Time" Sister-to-Sister
social on Saturday, March 14 at the
Elmer O. Smith Lodge in Pinellas
Park. Members attending and
participating in the tea cup exchange
brought a tea cup and saucer
wrapped. Those participating each
received a tea cup name tag with
a number. The "saucers" for these
name tags were placed in a basket
and drawn by those participating.
We had to match the number and
color of the tea cup and presented
our tea cup to the lucky sister. It
was a fun afternoon with a variety
of homemade sweets and fruits.
The next Sunshine City Council
meeting will be held on Monday,
March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Dixie
Hollins High in the ROTC Room.
The incoming and outgoing
presidents and representatives
are to attend this meeting. The
representatives will be voting on the
Council Woman of the Year and the
Council Ideal Sister. Both will be
announced at the annual Founder's
Day Banquet to be held on April 30
at the Wine Cellar Restaurant in
North Redington Beach.
For more information, please
contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

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
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would like more information, please
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Lady Pirate Football kicks off Season with Loss to Gibbs

By Leigh Clifton
The Boca Ciega Girls Varsity football team
openedtheir seasonwith a toughloss to Gibb's,
12-0 Tuesday night. Looking very strong,
however, was freshman quarterback # 5 Liz
Hill, who at 15 possessed a lot of poise and a
long precise arm. The diminutive Hill threw
well over the heads of several of Gibb's taller
defenders and also rushed the ball handily.
First time player 444 Samah "Alicia Keys" --*-
Irshid had a stunning interception, plucking I-
the ball from the grasp of a surprised Gibb's I
player. She was always in the mix and was
able to break up a few plays from the sweep -- -
side. Outstanding Girls Varsity basketball --- --
player # 2 Tory Stephens showed she had
some sharp football chops to go along with GIB
her basket skills, making some great in the
air and over-the-top catches. # 22 Janine
Starling made several spectacular runs; she
was quick and able to turn on the bursts of
speed at will, blowing past defenders. .
Coach Timothy Henson had nothing but .
praise for his team.
"This team is stronger than last year's," he
said. "With Liz Hill at QB, we have a really
good shot at a winning season. She's shown
a lot of maturity and even though she's only
15, she's earned her spot on this varsity
team. We have a lot of outstanding athletes
on this roster this year. So now we'll just
take this loss and move on. There's plenty .
of season left." .,Je
The Lady Football Pirates next game is .
Lakewood, always a huge rivalry, and a
team that Coach Henson says is very quick
on their feet. They are, however, a rebuilding .
team this year, having lost a lot of their
varsity players last year to graduation.
Kickoff for the Lakewood game (at Lakewood) ~.
is at 7:30 Thursday night. Tory Stephens takes her skills to new heights as she grabs a ball mid-air for a reception.
Tory, an outstanding basketball player, showed she's got some football chops as well.

Bogie Girls Softball Beat Dixie H
By Leigh Clifton
More than halfway through the season, the 6-4 Boca Ciega
Girls Varsity softball team are playing like champions.
Playing in a light spring rain Tuesday night, they pounded
Dixie Hollins 10-0 and left no room in anyone's mind that they
would be tough contenders for upcoming District tourney.
Coach Michelle Beckert couldn't be happier with their play
so far this season.
"We have some tremendous athletes on our team. We've got
girls hitting over 500 consistently. We moved our pitcher,
Britney Wolfenbarger originally from catcher to short stop
and now finally to the mound and she's been great for us."
Assistant Coach Scott Durspek seemed to agree. He was
overheard confiding to a fan, "There doesn't seem to be a
position Britney can't play."

Britney went 2 for 2 in at bats; she's currently carrying a
wopping .576 batting average. She also pitched a shut-out.
Her wind-up was blinding and lightning fast; she blew pitches
by the Dixie Hollins girls all night.
Another standout, Mallory Allen turned in a phenomenal 4
for 4, with 2 triples, a double and a single to bring in 4 runs
and score 2 on her own. She's currently batting at .428 and
has been pretty formidable at short stop. Both Lina Ly and
Mary Burkett are hitting at .500. With bats like these, the
Lady Pirates have been kickin' butt and taking names. With
just five more regular season games to go before Districts, the
Lady Pirates are focused and confidant.
"I feel sure we'll be up there at District's," Coach Beckert
smiled. "These girls are ready."
Wednesday night the Lady Pirates travel to Dunedin; game
time is 7pm.
Gabber March 19 March 25, 2009

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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.

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Toastmasters is a positive learning
environment where leaders develop
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Tanks, Faucets, All Your Plumbing Needs.
Reasonable Rates, Senior Discounts. 30yrs.
Experience. Lic. (RF67158), Insured. 727-823-

FLOWERS 727-641-8546
Custom-Order Silks. Bouquets, Ceremony,
Reception, Home & Business.
Free Price Quote.
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.
Florida Notary, Location Your Choice. Contact
Toni at 727-343-5854 or 727-331-4611. Also,
Available April 1, Flowers by Experienced De-

24/7. We Pick Up on Your Schedule. Bonded,
Licensed & Insured. Call Ron at 727-224-
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.

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.
Licensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 522-
4562 or Cell 410-5419.

Call Gina at
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Deadline Tues. 5pm






Gabber Classified advertising works!
Serving Gulfport and surrounding
Communities every Thursday for
forty years.

Since 1968

(727) 321-6965
fax 327-7830

Gabber March 19 March 25, 2009

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

Every weekend 6a.m.-6p.m. and Relief. Must
Have Criminal Background Requirements (no
felonies), able to work unsupervised and enjoy
working with the elderly. Call for appointment,
Mr. Bush M-F 9a.m.-11a.m. at 328-1414.

Your community paper

Since 1968

Serving Gulfport and surrounding
Communities every Thursday for over 37 years

ence a must. Real Estate background a plus.
Call 727-492-9065.
Great for Retiree. Must be Reliable and Live
on St. Pete Beach. Call 367-1074 Between
5-7 p.m.
$12 per week. Call 321-6965.
Temporary Seasonal Part-time Work, Flexible
scheduling including weekend & holidays at
Municipal Marina through Labor Day. Service
customers at Marina Fuel Dock, Boat Ramp &
Ships Store. Knowledge of Boating & Famil-
iarity w/local Waters a Plus. Background/drug
Screenings will be conducted. Entry $9.57
Hrly. Position Open Until Filled. applications
accepted at 2401 53rd St. S. Gulfport, FL
33707. E.O.E.

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 925-324-1020.

PART TIME- Office. Variety of duties, depend-
able, detail oriented. Computer experience.
Fax Resume to 727-867-3754. Or email to:
computer person capable of decision making,
for small international medical manufacturer in
Gulfport. Fax resume and salary requirements
to Richard, 727-327-3255. Retirees okay.
LIQUOR STORE CLERK- Must prefer week-
ends. Apply in person. Gulfport Liquors, 4918
Gulfport Blvd.

Springfield, VT Area
Workers needed to do planting, field work, hand
weeding, hoeing, etc. for diversified crops. Will also
harvest crops. To start 4/01/09 to 11/02/09. A great
deal of heavy lifting, standing, bending and kneeling
for long periods of time. Wage is $10.00 per hr.
greenhouse and $9.50 per hr for field work. Prod.
standards required. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of
contract period. Tools are provided without cost.
Housing is provided at no cost to workers who
reside outside of the commuting distance.
Transportation cost reimbursed after 15 days or
50% of contract period, whichever comes first.
Contact your nearest Florida Dept.
of Labor and Employment Center.
For application and referral
Job order numbers: 61647

Eclipse Property Solutions

computer master to produce literature and up-
date website for small international medical
manufacturer in Gulfport. Fax resume and sal-
ary requirements to Richard, 727-327-3255.

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Since 1968

Serving Gulfport and surrounding Communities
every Thursday for over forty years.


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WDeadline: 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-R15. $55. O.B.O. 363-
1986 PONTIAC- Runs perfect. New tires/
brakes. $1700. 5X10 flatbed trailer $300. 343-
1991 FORD RANGER XLT-8-Ft. Bed w/4x7.6
Utility Trailer. $2,000/Both. 727-542-5930.
1994 CHEVY LUMINA-"As Is" $327 Firm,
322-5351 After 5 p.m.or Leave Message.
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-
CASH PAID FOR CARS- Prices Subject to
Steel Market Value. 727-328-8004.
Bed Bench, 727-557-7518.

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.

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

Fiberglass Truck Topper

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

Gabber March 19 March 25, 2009

COMPUTER Gateway Pentium III, w/Key-
board, Monitor, and Burner. $85. 866-1056.

Chairs, 6 White, 6 Black. $25 Each. 727-422-
MOVING SALE-7-pc. Bedroom Set, Off-White,
Made of Wood, $550; 5-pc. 48" Smoked Glass
Dining Room Set, $400; 3-pc. Wall Unit, Oak
Color, w/Smoked Glass Doors Lighted, $400.
Buy all with Pictures & Lamps only $1,200
o.b.o. Call 10 a.m.-4p.m. St. Pete Beach. 367-
27" SONY TV- $75. Large Recliner, Lazy Boy,
Blue, $95. Exc. Cond. 727-345-8309.
END TABLE/LAMP-$35. Kenmore Vaccumm,
12 amps, 30-ft. cord, Upright w/Attachments,
$35, Tea Table, $25, File Cabinet, 2-drawer w/
lock, $40. 727-345-6419.
Brand New. $60. 727-347-7344.
KENMORE WASHER- $90, Kenmore Dryer,
$70. Both look & work good. 727-542-1519.
CURIO CABINET-Small, Dark Finish, Mir-
rored Back. $85. Commercial Steam Gener-
ated Iron and Board w/Vacuum, $100. 727-
VACUUM CLEANERS- Nearly New. Upright
Hoover, $50. Tank Fuller Brush, both with ac-
cessories. $50 Each. 727-418-7272.

Electric. $5500 new. asking $3800 O.B.O. Call
Bob 823-6425
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.
Shams, Skirt, Excellent, Plaid. $40. Steer-
horns, For Den or Wreckroom, Conversa-
tion Piece, $25, Golf Set, Taylor Made Bag,
Assorted Clubs, Great Condition, Only $75.
Queen Bedspreads, 2 Matching, Cream, $20,
KOHLER JACUZZI TUB- 5X7 Beige, $300.
nally $150. $75. obo 727-327-7462.
Each. 407-814-1719.
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
Racing Bike. H300 Hybrid, Caddy 2 Aluminum
Design. $350. 727-557-7518.
PORTABLE 13" COLORED-TV. with Remote.
$35. 727-360-2973. Apt. 204
2TABLESAWS- 8 &10" Craftsman, 24" Scroll-
ing Saw Rockwell, Drill Press, Craftsman Ra-
dial Arm Saw. All for $300. 727-557-7518.

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Complete package for 2:
Includes Vaults, Caskets, Openings, Closings.
Granite slabs with bronze marker and urn.
RoYal Palm lorth Cemetery

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!

18FT SAILBOAT- Quality Canadian Built.
Free, Must Remove. Boat in the water. 727-
10 FT. 201 FIBERGLASS SKIFF-w/9.9 Merc.
w/Title, $700 o.b.o. Call 906-6261.


Puppies. Parents on Premises. $350. For More
information or call 686-
4579 or 656-5420.
Good home only $10. 321-9449

Modern, Fine Jewelry, Watches, Gold, Sterling
Silver, Military, WWI/WWII, All Items (Knives),
Antique Sewing Machines, Cameras, Train
Sets, Entire Estates. 727-410-5628.

WE GO THERE! 321-6965

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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

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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.


only one

Since 1968

Serving Gulfport and surrounding Communities
every Thursday for over forty years.


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.

MISSING CAT!! REWARD! Dark Calico w/
all white paws and black spot on one paw.
White patch on chest, Greenish/Yellow eyes.
Goes by "Baby Girl". She is very special to
us and we are empty without her! Please
call 727-597-0589 if you see her! Vincinity of
Beach Blvd. in Gulfport.

- 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.

holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in
virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of
Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who in-
voke your special patronage in time of need, to
you I have recourse from the depth of my heart
and humbly beg to whom God has given such
great power to come to my assistance. Help
me in my present and urgent petition. In return
I promise to make your name known and cause
you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us and all
who invoke your aid. Amen.
Say three Our Fathers, three Hail Marys
and Glorias. Publication must be promised.
This Novena has never been known to fail I
have had my request granted Publication
promised. M.S.

Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who
lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you
who give me the divine gifts to forgive and for-
get al evil against me and that in all instances
of my life you are with me, I want in this short
prayer to thank you for all things and confirm
once again that I never want to be separated
from you, even in spite of all material illusions.
I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank
you for your mercy toward me andmine.
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.

Keep Your Head

Above Water

All Year Round...

G bber
since 1968

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

5613 15TH AVE. SO.-Fri./Sat., 7a.m.-?. Col-
lectibles, More, All Nice Stuff!
2302 52ND ST. S. Cleaning House, Tons of
Stuff, Cheap! Adult Clothing, Furniture, etc.
Sat. 21st, 8am-?
4781 BAYWOOD PT.- Next to Marina. Sat. 8-
12, Furniture, dishes, housewares, etc.
5322 20TH AVE. S.- Thursday-Friday, 9-?
Books, 2 Households. Rain/Shine, No Early

1513 59TH ST. S. 8-2P.M.- Various Household
Items, Clothes and Various Construction Items
Including Nuts, Bolts, Screws, Tools. No Early
Catholic Church Hall, 7851 54th Ave. No.
March 26th & 27th, 9a.m.-4p.m. March 28th,

5737 SHORE BLVD. Saturday, Huge Linen
Sale, Sheets, Comforters, & Much More.
5206 12TH AVE. SO. 9a.m.-1p.m. Saturday,
March 21, Lots of Stuff for Everybody.
HUGE ESTATE SALE- Many Antiques, Jew-
elry, Furniture. Sat. 10-3p.m. 5632 29th Ave.
S., Gulfport.
6302 9TH AVE. S. SATURDAY 8-?- Antiques,
Collectibles, Furniture, Lamps, Clothes, Misc.

fins/Coffee, Hotdogs/Beverage. Sat. (28th Ave
S. at 52nd and 53rd St.)
5325 17TH AVE. S.- Saturday & Sunday Only.
Fishing Equipment, Movies, Tools & Miscella-
1913 55TH ST. S.- Misc. Household, Collect-
ables, Student Model Banjo, $25, Harmonium,
$100. Bissel Healthy Home Vacuum, Like
New, $100. Ladies Sport Bike Jacket, Size XL
All Weather Jacket with Body Armor, Like New
w/Tags, $75. Window Unit Air Conditioner,
$30. Saturday 8-12p.m.

day, 9-noon. 6740 Park St. S.

Saturday, March 21st, 8a.m Maps Available
at Entrances off 37th Street South at 42nd &
46th Avenues South.
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!

GIANT YARD SALE- Sat. Only. 8-4pm. Too
much to list. 2585 15th Ave. North (no early
Holy Name Church, 5800 15th Ave. So. Sat-
urday 3/21, 7:30a.m.-?. Antiques and Collect-
ibles. Sponsored by the St. Pete Bottle Club.

5737 Shore Blvd. S.
3018 59th St. S. #404 -Town Shores
2607 Beach Blvd S.
2613 Beach Blvd S.
2619 Beach Blvd S.
2731 2 Beach Blvd. S.
2808 Beach Blvd. S. (inside yard sale)
3014 Beach Blvd. S.
2902 52nd St. S.
2905 52nd St. S.
3011 54th St. S.
3022 56th St. S.
2838 Clinton St. S.
3014 Clinton St. S.
3050 57th St S.
2409 59th St. S.
5426 2 30th Ave. S.
5426 30th Ave. S.
5619 30th Ave. S.
5112 31stAve. S.
5301 31stAve. S.
5426 31st Ave. S.

4640 27th Ave. S.
4914 29th Ave. S. (Alley entrance)

2665 44th St. S.
2700 44th St. S.
2625 45th St. S.
2641 48th St. S.
2625 Quincy St. S.
2660 Miriam St. S.
2653 Tifton St. S.

5202 23rd Ave S
5122 24th Ave. S.
5001 25th Ave. S.
5126 25th Ave. S.
5702 25th Ave. S.
5108 26th Ave. S.
5814 26th Ave S
5136 27th Ave. S.
5227 27th Ave S.
5627 28th Ave. S.
5626 Gulfport Blvd. S.
2218 51st St. S.
2526 York St. S.
2302 52nd St. S.
2313 52nd St. S.- (Alley Entrance)
2728 53rd St. S. (First United
Methodist Ch.)
2707 54th St. S.

2725 54th St. S. 614911th Ave. S.
2731 h Beach Blvd. S. 6315 11 th Ave. S. (Alley entrance)
2626 57th St. S. 5800 15th Ave. S. (Holy Name parking lot)
2524 57th St. S. 5937 17th Ave. S.
2403 58th St. S. 5822 21st Ave. S.
2419 58th St. S. 6038 15th Ave. S.
2409 59th St. S. 2007 58th St. S.
SI I I 80059thSt. S.
5226 9th Ave. S. 151 59th St S
5 26th 085 Gulfport Blvd S.
5149 12th Ave. S. 1208 Gray St. S.
1208 Gray St. S.
5522 13th Ave S. G
5016 Newton Ave. S 15 Gray St S
5146 15th Ave. S. Gayt
5323 15th Ave. S. 160 Gray S
5525 16th Ave. S. 167 Gray St. S.
1720 Gray St. S1
5610 16th AveS. S. 1119 0t St. S.
5017 Tangerine Ave. S. 1119 60th St. S
1437 53rd St. S. ',1212 Hull St. S
1602 57th St. S. 1308 Hull St. S.
1806 57th St. S. S
' P 1926 61 st St. S.
2007 57th St. S. 1413 62nd St. S. YARD
5602 12th Ave. S. 1205 Freemont St. SALE
E. L vr M 1208 Freemont St. S-
5828 9thAve. S. PS L
6302 9th Av .
6286 10OthAve. S. 0' " %" '0e

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Gulfport City Wide Yard Sale Addresses

Saturday, March 21 st e Dawn to Dusk
Areas are not in any route order



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.

N. ST. PETE APT.- 1120 17th St. N. Very
Clean, Includes Water, $565/Mo. & $450 Se-
curity Deposit. 727-215-1167.
modeled Kitchen, New Cabinets in Bath. Bal-
cony, Pool, Dock, $790/Mo. 1st/Last/Security.
727-347-0909 or 727-804-8546.

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-

Central Heat and Air, Carport, Alley Access,
Fenced Backyard. $900/Mo. 727345-0847.

2.5BR/1BA, Wood Floors, One Block From
Beach, Asking $1500. Call Craig 727-894-

2450 3RD AVE. N.- Clean 3/1, Livingroom
and Dining room hardwood floors, c/h/a, w/d
hook-up. $775 for 1st 2 people. Applications,

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.

eled, large fenced yard, screened porch, car-
port, w/d hookup. Brick Road. $900/Mo. 727-

RENT TO OWN- Mobile Homes (3)- 1 in Fam-
ily park. And, 2 in 55+ park. Down payment
required. No Fellons. Immediate availability.
Ownre Financing. 727-481-7659
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
STUDIO APT. Overlooks, Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently lo-
cated. All Utilities Included. Credit Check Re-
quired. 727-688-7622.

MOBILE HOME- Spacious, 2BR./2BA, Florida
room. C/HA. Quality 55+ park. Excellent NW
St. Pete location. Clubhouse, pool, etc. 1-year
lease $585/mo Colony Mobile Home Park.
7901 40th Ave. N. 727-954-0541
fully furnished, with boat slip, $900 mo. 727-

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.
1 small BR and 1 large BR. Walk-in Shower,
Kitchen, Laundry, Furnished. Large Deck,
Fenced on Quiet Street. $850/Mo. Includes
Cable, Internet, water, trash. Non Smoker.

Pete side of T.I. Bridge. View of Intracoastal,
3BR/2BA/2CG, Excellent Condition & Loca-
tion. $1725/Mo. 727-345-7036.

able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
DUPLEX-2206-1/2 53RD ST.-1BR + Bonus
Room, $675/Mo., $500 Security. Includes W/
S/G. Tile Flooring, Alley Access. Shed. Pets
OK. Call 727-452-5942.
1BA 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.

Condo, Houses and Apartments by Experi-
enced Realtor. Rent only option available. Low
Alla Panteleeva, CMPS, 727-251-4004.
- 1BR/1Ba, Den, Diningroom, Kitchen, 100
sq. foot Private Balcony, High Ceilings, Wood-
en Floors, Key West Style Historic Building,
Large Backyard, Brick Streets, $650/mo. Call

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.
4551 3RD AVE. S.- 2BR/1BA, $850 & Secu-
rity. Call Mickey the Realtor, 727-322-8030.

Mostly furnished Bright & Homey, Includes
all utilities / internet. Tile throughout. French
Doors, A/C, Centrally located. $600/mo. 727-

MIDTOWN Ib/lba near Sweet Bay shopping WSG incl. $450
BOCA CIEGA HIGH 1 & 2 br apts Pinellas T'ail Starting @ $595
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Security 727-321-1793 or 644-4519.
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House, Enclosed Porch, Large Backyard,
Newly Painted & Tiled. Excellent Condition.
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$750/Mo. 727-360-3015.
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Gulfport 3/2, Pool. Greatview.York St. (Between
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Privileges in my Gulfport home. $450/Mo+.
Utilities/cable Included. Available Now. Female
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$100 Security. Robin, 727-776-8610.
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