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Title: Gabber
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Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann,
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Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: August 6, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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Inside
this week...

School Year Child
Care Registration
see page 5

Redevelopment
Plan Change
see page 7

Flag Football
For All Ages
see page 8

Labor Day Fish Fry
see page 9

Keep Gulfport
Colorful Contest
see page 12

Recreation Center
Art Classes
see page 13

SPCA Pet Walk
Needs Vendors
see page 16

Acupuncture Clinic
see page 17

Outdoor Antique
Fair Seeks Vendors
see page 18

FEMA Explains
Insurance Issues
see page 30


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Gulfport Council Says No To Annexation


GULFPORT City council voted not to annex
the unincorporated area of Pinellas County
directly adjacent to the city's west end at the
meeting Tuesday night.
The city received a petition with 334 sig-
natures protesting the proposed annexation,
according to Mayor Mike Yakes. Although
Yakes reminded citizens that this ordinance
does not automatically annex the unincorpo-
rated area, a bevy of unincorporated residents
spoke against putting the measure out for
vote. The ordinance, Yakes, explained, allows
the city to place a referendum on the ballot
that will allow the only residents who live in
the unincorporated area to vote on the issue.
Unincorporated resident Robert Biasotti
said that although previously he supported
the annexation he has since visited Gulf-
port's web site and entered his property in-
formation on the city's "Truth in Annexation"
page. Through that web page he determined
his taxes would go up $650 and he now told
Gulfport will now vote against it.
Another unincorporated resident, Jerry
Gitchel, said he would see an increase of
$318.
"I love Gulfport, but it's pretty obvious that
the people in the Golf Club area do not want


to change our status. I wish we could just save
the taxpayers some money and not have this
vote, because it's pretty obvious it's not going
to carry," Jean Kenlan told council.
See Annexation, page 2


Gulfport Settled Pasadena

Properties Litigation
GULFPORT- City council settled the six-year-
long Pasadena Properties lawsuit Tuesday
night.
The city and Pasadena Properties have wres-
tled with the legality of the way Pasadena
Properties, Inc. used a building zoned resi-
dential but used as a sales office. Minkoff ex-
plained that the court had heard the lawsuit,
Gulfport appealed unsuccessfully, and all that
remained was to settle the legal expenses.
Initially Pasadena Properties, Inc. sued the
city of Gulfport to use the building as an office
space. They did this in response to city-issued
code violations. Gulfport countersued
See Litigation, page 5


Community Police (tticer Sgt. Josh stone grins as he shows uhrns
Keskeny (back seat) and Austin Hartner (front seat) what a criminal would
see from inside a police car.


National Night
Out in Gulfport
By Leigh Clifton
About 60 citizens, police,
firefighters and members of
local safety and crime pre-
vention groups turned out at
Bob Caldwell Park Tuesday
night to celebrate National
Night Out. The initiative
is a nationwide response to
foster community aware-
ness and policing neighbor-
hoods in an effort to stop
crime at the street level.
Residents are encouraged to
leave their porch lights on
and come out to meet their
neighbors. Representatives
from the Gulfport Police
See Night Out, page 12







Annexation,
from front page

Other residents spoke against the
annexation, and many Gulfport
residents who favored the move last
month came forward to change their
opinion.
"I can see no justification- no justi-
fication- for spending the $25,000 it
will take to run this vote. Why spend
25 grand throwing good money after
bad? Why do this? I'd rather live to
fight again another day, when we're
ready," Bob Newcomb told council


after hearing the objections of unin-
corporated residents.
After hearing opinions from city
residents as well as unincorporated
residents, council spoke their mind.
Bob Worthington spoke against put-
ting annexation out for vote.
"I think we ought to just fold up
the tent and go home," Worthington
said. Yakes agreed.
"We'll stay Gulfport; you stay unin-
corporated," Yakes said just before
the vote. The vote tied at 2-2, with
Judy Ryerson and Michele King vot-
ing to continue the annexation cam-


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2009-2010 Tot
Time Program
GULFPORT: Pre-registration for
the 2009-2010 Tot Time Program
will begin July 1st. Hours for pre-
registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Monday-Friday. A non-refundable
annual registration fee of $15 for
residents and $100 for non-residents
is required to secure a spot. Proof of
residency is required for Gulfport
residents. The Tot Time Program is
a pre-school, hands-on program for
children ages 3-5. The program aims
to make learning fun for children and
helps prepare them for Kindergarten.
Two, three and five-day monthly
options are available. Program hours
are from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Classes
begin September 8, 2009. Call
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Art Exhibit at the
Hickman Theater
Experimental artist and Tarpon
Springs native Kim Dohrman thrives
on exploring a variety of techniques,
media, and styles. Entitled "Faces
at the Hickman", this installation
includes encaustic portraits on
Clayboard, oil prints on paper and
vellum, and encaustic monoprints
on vellum and fabric. Ms. Dohrman
chose Gulfport for first public
showing of new works. The show
runs August 3 through the 31st in
the theater lobby, with an artist's
reception during First Friday from
6-8 p.m. Theater is located at 5501
27th Avenue S. in Gulfport. Visit
www.cityofimagination.info.

Labyrinth Celebrates
One Year Anniversary
The Gulfport Labyrinth celebrates
its one year anniversary on Saturday,
August 8. Please visit at 6 p.m. for
the start of ceremonious labyrinth
strolls.


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Also, you are invited to participate in
Great Chef Contest starting at 6 p.m.
Cost is $5 plus a dish to be judged by
your peers or $10 tojust eat andjudge.
All proceeds go towards helping the
Gulfport Recreation Educational Arts
and Teaching Center. Live music till
11 p.m. The Labyrinth is located at
5001 20 Avenue S. in Gulfport.

Helios Jazz Orchestra
in Concert
The Helios Jazz Orchestra will
perform on Sunday, August 16 at 3
p.m. at the St. Petersburg College
Gibbs campus Music Center, 6605
Fifth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg.
The Orchestra is a 20-piece modern
big band directed by David Manson.
Selections include "Smack Dab in
the Middle", "Black Coffee", Ague de
Beber", "Jona Jam" and others.
Admission is $10 at the door.
No advance tickets are available.
This concert is a benefit for MIRA
students at SPC. Visit http://
heliosjazzorchestra.blogspot.com/.







Litigation, from front page

to get Pasadena Properties, Inc. to
stop using the building as a sales of-
fice.
"That led to protracted litigation for
six years," Minkoff said.
In the end, the court said Pasadena
Properties may use the building for
limited commercial purposes, accord-
ing to Minkoff. However, the judg-
ment says Pasadena Properties, Inc.
cannot expand the uses beyond the
sale and resale of residential prop-
erties in the Pasadena Yacht and
Country Club. Pasadena Properties,
Inc. may also allow Pasadena Yacht
and Country Club homeowners and
condominium associations use the
building for their meetings. Finally,
Pasadena Properties may allow Pas-
adena Yacht and Country Club to use
the building.
Both parties attended a five-hour
mediation on July 13. Interim City
Manager Jim O'Reilly proposed a
tentative agreement whereby Pasa-
dena Properties, Inc. would pay the
city $15,000 in legal fees. The city is
in the process of writing a "Declara-
tion of Land Use Restrictions" that
will conform to the terms outlined by
the court (listed above).
In 2008 Pasadena Properties, Inc.
also sued the city for loss of income.
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The city voted unanimously to set-
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Register for School Year
Child Care Program
Registrations for the 2009-2010
School Year Child Care Program


will begin on July 27th for children
who will be entering Kindergarten
thru age 14. Non-refundable annual
registration fee is $15 for residents
and $100 for non-residents. Monthly
fees are $133 for residents and $266
for non-residents. Program hours are
until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours
available until 6 p.m. for an extra
charge. Hours of registration are
Monday-Friday from 9-5 p.m. Any
further questions please call 893-
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Fright Flicks At
Scout Hall
The Gulfport Arts Center (G.A.C.)
announces the Gulfport Horror Film
Festival, a fundraiser being held
the weekend of August 7, 8 and 9 at
historic Scout Hall located at 5315
28 Avenue S. in Gulfport. Three
quintessential campy vintage horror
genre films will be shown over the
weekend, and G.A.C. invites the
public to come enjoy these 1950s/60s
era flicks while supporting the new
Gulfport Arts Center. A different film
will be featured each day.
On Friday, August 7, the feature
film is "Tormented," a psychological
thriller with a definite Alfred
Hitchcock feel. In an island
community off New England, Tom
is preparing to marry the woman he
loves. His plans are threatened by
his old girlfriend, Vi, who secretly
shows up. During a confrontation at
the top of the island's lighthouse, the
railing breaks and Vi falls. Tom has
a chance to save her, but doesn't. His
relief at Vi's accident soon fades when
her vengeful spirit begins appearing


wherever he goes.
Saturday, August 8, the public will
enjoy "She Gods of Shark Reef." In
this horror-fantasy adventure, filmed
on location in Hawaii and directed
by Roger Corman, two brothers are
shipwrecked on a paradise island
with peaceful native women. One of
the women is chosen by the others as
a sacrifice to the sharks. Will she be
saved?
The Film Festival wraps up on
Sunday, August 9, with a screening
of "The Screaming Skull." Newlyweds
Eric and Jenni Whitlock retire to his
desolate mansion, where Eric's first
wife Marianne diedfrom a mysterious
freak accident. Jenni, who has a
history of mental illness, begins
to see strange things, including a
mysterious skull, which may or may
not be a product of her imagination.
Suspicion falls on Mickey, the estate's
mentally challenged gardener, who
it seems was very attached to his
former mistress.
Gulfport Horror Film Festival
tickets will be sold beginning at 6:30
p.m. on Friday and Saturday, the
doors will open at 7 p.m. and the film


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will start at 8p.m. On Sunday, tickets
will be sold beginning at 12:30 p.m.,
doors will open at 1 p.m., and the
film will begin at 2 p.m. In addition
to popcorn and beverage concession,
Smokin' Joe will be cooking up his
delicious smoked salmon and pulled
pork. Tables will be set-up outdoors
for those who would like to come
early and enjoy dinner beforehand
on the lawns of Scout Hall. Sorry, no
carried in food or beverages will be
allowed inside, and children must be
accompanied by an adult.
Admission is $5 to each of the films,
and tickets are available immediately
prior to the screening. Members
of G.A.C. will be admitted to this
event free with their membership
card. If you haven't had a chance
to join G.A.C. yet, information and
applications will be available if you'd
like to sign up the day of the movie and
take advantage of this free member
benefit (only $25 for membership good
through 12/31/2010). Seating is very
limited, so arrive early to purchase
your tickets. If the first show is sold
out, a second screening may be added
afterwards.
The Gulfport Arts Center is a
Florida non-profit corporation,
dedicated to cultivating the arts in
an historic community. Their website
and schedule of fall classes is under
development, but you may email us
at info@gulfportartscenter.org or
visit www.gulfportartscenter.org for
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Hot Night, Cool Dancing
The City of Gulfport and Gulfport
Chamber of Commerce are
sponsoring an evening of dancing and
live entertainment at the Historic
Gulfport Casino, Friday, August 28
from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Come and enjoy
the sounds of "A Pair to Remember" an
energetic dance band going through
the decades of top 10 favorites while
taking in the beautiful waterfront
views of Boca Ciega Bay. Bring your
family, dine and shop downtown then
join us for your listening pleasure.
Admission is $5. Full bar available,
light snacks but no other beverages
may be brought in. For more
information call 344-3711.

Tour Barbara
Gilberg Habitat
By Natalie Leggette
Join me for a tour of the park on
August 18 at 10 a.m. and learn how
to fertilize properly. Please use a
certified lawn care service for mowing
and any other yard work. Remember
any uninsured people working on
your property that get hurt will fall
under your homeowners insurance.
Any groups can contact me at
384-0701 to tour the park. Please
remember no dogs are allowed in this
park due to the birds feeding on the
ground. Barbara Gilberg Habitat is
located at 1600 Pasadena Avenue.




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Gulfport Amends Waterfront and 49th

Street Corridor Redevelopment Plan
Gulfport- City council voted unanimously to amend the Waterfront Area
Redevelopment Plan. The amendment includes 50% increase in density for
mixed-use buildings. City council also voted amend the 49th Street Corridor
Community Redevelopment Plan. This amendment will allow some mixed-use
buildings along the 49th Street corridor.


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ICT Auditions for
"Educating Rita"
Island Community Theatre live
theater for the movie generation
announces auditions for the
bittersweet "Educating Rita" at
7 p.m. Sunday and Monday,
August 9 and 10. Auditions will be
held at Treasure Island City Hall
Auditorium, 120 108 Avenue in
Treasure Island.
A frustrated poet, Frank Bryant is
a professor of English who drowns
his disillusions with whiskey.
Bored with the humdrum of being a
hairdresser and her unenlightened
social circle, Rita enrolls in a
literature review at the college. The
two embark on a frequently funny,
sometimes rocky mission of self


discovery. Written by Willy Russell
(who also wrote Shirley Valentine
and Blood Brothers), Educating Rita
is often described as a modern-day
Pygmalion.
Needed are one woman, age range
mid to late 20s to 30s; and one man,
mid to late 40s to 50s. No roles have
been precast. Auditions will be cold
readings from the script, but if you
wish to prepare a monologue of no
more than 2 minutes, the director
will be pleased. Bring a theatrical
experience resume if you have one.
ICT needs volunteers! Anyone
interested in being a stage
manager, working backstage, lights,
sound, helping with costumes
or set construction, publicity or
fundraising? We would love to hear
from you, too. No experience? No


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problem! Teaching is part of what
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Eight performances of Educating
Rita are scheduled for October
8-18 at the Catherine Hickman
Theatre in Gulfport's Arts District.
Performances are at 8 p.m.
Thursdays through Saturdays, and
1:30 p.m. matinees on Sundays.

Flag Football
For All Ages
The Pinellas Athetic Leagues
inaugural season will be this October
beginning with flag football. We are
looking for athletes who reside in and
will be representing the following
towns; (North Teams) Clearwater-
West, Clearwater-East, Palm Harbor,
Tarpon Springs, Bellair, Dunedin,
North Beaches, Indian Rocks Beach,
(South Teams) S-t. Petersburg-West,
St. Petersburg-East, Pinellas Park,
Seminole, Largo, Gulfport, South
Beaches, St. Pete Beach. There are
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Lions Labor
Day Fish Fry
The annual Gulfport Lions Labor
Day Fish Fry will be Monday,
September 7 at their den, 4630
Tifton Drive S. in Gulfport (right
behind the marina). Rain or shine.
The menu features a great supply
of freshly fried pollack, homemade
hushpuppies and cole slaw, baked
beans, grits, tartar sauce, coffee and
iced tea. Cost is $8 per person (for
all you can eat) so bring the entire
family. Plenty of tickets will be
available at the door or contact any
of your Lion friends.
This is a Gulfport Lions Activities
Projects with all of the net proceeds
generated to be allocated to their
community outreach programs,
especially Sight First activities, as
are all of their fundraiser projects
(spaghetti suppers, pancake
breakfasts, shrimp boil, etc.).
Make sure you are a part of this
popular annual social event. If you
need directions, call them on Labor
Day at 321-7859.

Attention Artists!
Several artists are needed to
participate in the new adventure of
Gulfport Galleria.
They are attempting to get together
a group of eclectic artisans to share
in a semi- co-op gallery in downtown
Gulfport. They will man the shop,
and you just bring your art to sell.
For as little as 200/month you can
be in on the ground floor of an much
needed Gallery in Gulfport. Gulfport
is growing in stature as an artist
community. More and more folks
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see art. Also the art walk is booming
so twice a month the customer base
at the Galleria is increased. Plus
Gulfport has several festivals and
events nearly every month besides
the art walk.
Remember all you do is bring
your art, they do the rest. They are
experienced shop owners and show
coordinators. Please contact Georgia
at 513-633-1001.

Sizzling Summer Fun
Looking to do something fulfilling
and also fun this summer? Join our


writing workshop every Saturday
beginning at 1 p.m. at the St. Pete
Library West Branch-Gibbs Campus,
68th St. N. and 9th Ave. Meet
interesting people who like to write
and share reading it. Write your life
story for your family. Finish that book
you started a long time ago. Learn
how to get published or write articles
for money. Call Rosiland Miller at
381-1030 for information.


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NoiseMakers
End of Summer Concert
Saturday, August 22 1:00 3:00pm Catherine Hickman Theater
Celebrate the end of another unforgettable summer with NoiseMakers and Friends! This concert
is a fun-filled family, rock'n'roll event. Kids and local musicians will take the stage and let loose
their inner rock star. Cost is $3. If you or your child wants to perform, please contact NoiseMakers
prior to the event at contact@noise-makers.org or 727-345-7472
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for more information on placing your ad in this special section


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
www.uuunited.org

Join Us For
SUNDAY SERVICES
Summer Services
Sunday 9am Holy Eucharist
Our Thrift Store is open
Saturdays 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
(727)867-7015


Trinity Nazarene to
Host Cookout
Trinity Nazarene Church located
at 1000 55 Street S. in Gulfport is
having a cookout on Friday, August
7 at 6 p.m. Donation of $5 for adults
and $2.50 for children. Everyone is
invited to attend.

Angel Outreach Talent
Show Fundraiser
Tickets are now available for
the Angel Outreach Talent Show
Fundraiser on August 8, 7 p.m. There
will be lots of great talent, including
youth, dancers, some excellent local
contemporary Christian performers
and more. Proceeds will benefit
homeless and other needy children
in the community.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for
children. Tickets may be purchased
by sending check or money order
to: Pasadena Community Church,


Places of Worship

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For more information, please contact
Barbara at 381-2499.

Concert at Pilgrim
Congregational
Paul Fornatar, Gulfport resident
tenor, will present a free concert
next Sunday, August 9th, at 3PM
at Pilgrim Congregational Church,
6315 Central Avenue. He will be
assisted by soprano Rhonda Cofield,
mezzo soprano Emily Daugherty and
accompanied by Kay Mann.
Songs of the Thirties, show tunes,
religious songs and duets, as well as
arias will run the gamut from Irving
Berlin to Mozart, from Andrew Lloyd
Webber to Verdi. Le Miz selections
will be highlighted.
Bring a friend.

Thrift Shop has Sales
on Thursdays
St. Vincent's Thrift Shop is now
featuring a sale every Thursday
when all clothing is half off. Many
items to choose from. Located at
5124 Gulfport Boulevard, 10 a.m. to
4p.m.




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




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Sophie's Thrift Shop
After their summer vacation,
Sophie's Attic Thrift Shop (on 53rd
Street, near 28th Ave. S.) is re-opened
on Saturdays, from 9 a.m.-noon. It's
a great time to get back-to-school
clothes for all the kids. Most are $1,
or less.
They have clothes for women,
men, and babies, too. Also, linens,
kitchenware, and much more! They
are an outreach mission of First
United Methodist Church-Gulfport
and would love to have you join them
for Sunday Traditional Worship at
10:30 a.m. and at their Contemporary
Praise Service on Wednesday at
7 p.m. each week.

Beth Moore Simulcast
at Fifth Avenue Baptist
Fifth Avenue Baptist Church will air
a simulcast of Beth Moore's "Living
Proof Live" on Friday, August 28 at
8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) and
Saturday, August 29 at 9:30 a.m.
(doors open at 8:30 a.m.). Program
features soul-stirring worship and
life-changing teaching. The church is
located at 4901 Fifth Avenue N. in St.
Petersburg. Call 327-3353 to order
tickets or go to www.5thabc.org.

First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport
www.gulfportumc.org

Child Care Sunday Mornings
both Sun. morn Sunday School 9:15a
&Wed. Evening Traditional Serv. 10:30a
Fellowship for all 11:30a
Wednesday
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Worship with us Sunday
mornings at 10 am
Get info now at kingofpeacemcc.com
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727-323-5857 3150 5th Ave. N., St. Pete


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Ages 2-5 We do potty training Low Class Size
Certified Voluntary Pre-K Provider
8410 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach
727-363-1533



PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH

Join us this Sunday!
Slaying the Giants:
Crime & Punishment
9:00 am Direct Connection Contemporary Service
with Sign Language Interpretation
11:00 am Traditional Service
10:00 am Classes for All Ages


Pilgrim Congregational
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You Are Always Welcome
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am
Nursery Available
Adult Sunday School 9:30 am

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727-347-1226
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Night Out, from front page

Department, Fire Department, CASA, CERT, The Police Explorers, Identity
Theft Shield, the Gulfport Senior Center, Catherine Hickman Theatre, the Rec
Center, the Library, the Gulfport City Council and Mayor Mike Yakes all came
to show support for the community and its hard work in helping to prevent
crime in Gulfport's neighborhoods.
Acting Interim Police Chief Harold Coombs spoke to the crowd, and thanked
them for their pro-active stance and tenacious efforts.
"Our community is large and diverse and it takes both the Fire Department
and the Police Department to take care of the communities' needs. But it's the
community policing, that personal involvement, that helps compliment what
we do and helps us solve problems within our community. We all have our
roles and responsibilities to keep our citizens and neighbors safe and we must
all work together to that end," Coombs said. "And even if some of the people
across the way (in unincorporated South Pasadena) don't want annexation,
they are still a part of this community and we're here to help them as well. We
all need to work together; we want our streets safe and we want people to know
you can trust a guy with a gun and a badge."
Local residents Margarita and Miguel Abdo brought their two daughters, Ana
and Cristina to Caldwell Park to learn about the community.
"We want them to understand that there are resources out there among the
different organizations that are here to help us, if we need them," Margarita
said.
Sixteen year old Samuel Smith, an Explorers Sergeant, joined Explorers a
little over a year ago. He says he wants to become a police officer. He and the
other Explorers go on ride-alongs with Gulfport police officers as part of their
training.
"We don't go on any violent calls," he's quick to point out, "but we do go out
on traffic stops and accidents."
National Night Out was first introduced by the National Association of Town
Watch (NATW) and its Executive Director Matt Peskin in 1984, as a means
of creating a heightened community awareness of the roles of the police and
neighborhoods in a cooperative effort to combat crime. In 1984, participation
included about 2.5 million people in 400 cities nationwide. Since then, National
Night Out has steadily grown to involve over 35.4 million people in over 11,000
communities and cities all over US, Canada and military bases worldwide, ac-
cording to the National Night Out 2009 website.

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Keep Gulfport
Colorful Contest
GULFPORT: The Industrial Arts
Center's mission to make Gulfport
streets more colorful is taking off.
Visit the IAC website now to see a
few of the first entries! The non-profit
arts organization invites Gulfport
residents to submit photos of their
decorative mailbox for its first "Keep
Gulfport Colorful" contest. Winners
will receive free glass blowing
classes.
Need inspiration? Come to a fun
2-hour Paint Your Mailbox workshop
at the Industrial Arts Center.
Gulfport tribal painter Barbara
Nicolazzo will lead the workshops.
The nominal fee includes a brand
new metal mailbox.
Creators of the three most "colorful"
mailboxes will win free glass blowing
classes at the IAC with a total value
of more than $300. First prize is a
Fun With Hot Glass class, second
prize is a Hot Glass Fast Track class
and third prize is a Blow Your Own
Glass certificate.
Mailboxes must be installed at an
address in the Gulfport city limits.
The decorative medium is up to
the homeowner's interpretation.
Submissions should be made via
email to info@industrialartscenter.
org. Deadline is September 1, 2009.
For more information, visit www.
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City of Gulfport Website
and Web stream Access
Whether it's the local Gabber or
other local websites, your email,
your calendar or watching live
government TV is your way to get
connected to Gulfport, check out the
City of Gulfport's new website to
stay in touch with what is going on
in your city.
If you haven't had the chance to visit
Gulfport's newly designed website,
the City welcomes you to take a look
at www.ci.gulfport.fl.us. You will
find many images on the site and if
you take your mouse to each one of
the light blue navigation bars, other
menus will pop up for you to explore.
Scroll down the page and see the list
of City events from all departments.
If you click on an event you are
interested in, you can add it to your
calendar. Also on the main page, you
will find a little yellow box below
"Join Our Mailing List" to get up to
date emails from the webmaster to
remind you of Gulfport events.
If you do not have Bright house
digital cable, but have internet


access, go under City Departments,
you can view the Gulfport station
GTV615 on line. It lists the program
guide, City YouTube Videos and a
live web stream link. Webstream is
the same information distributed as if
you were watching on cable TV. You
must have Windows Media Player to
view and the webmaster has set up a
link for you to install that program.
The City's website also refers you
to other Gulfport related links in the
"Search and Links" area. We invite
all to visit the City's website to explore
what is happening in Gulfport.


New Art Class at
Recreation Center
Touch base with your inner artist.
Fun, relaxing, and informative.
Learn oriental ink brush-SUMYIE-
training from a Grandmaster.
Classes will be held on Wednesdays
from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the cost
is $10 per class. Please contact
Professor Mike McGann at 727-320-
5035 for more information and to be
added to the interested list. Class
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Protect Yourself
from Summer Heat
Floridians are entering the hottest
time of the year. With temperatures,
humidity and heat indexes soaring,
it's important for you to protect your-
self from heat-related illness.
People suffer heat-related illness
when their bodies are unable to
compensate and properly cool them-
selves. The body normally cools itself
by sweating. But under some condi-
tions, sweating just isn't enough. In
such cases, a person's body tempera-
ture rises rapidly. Very high body
temperatures may damage the brain
or other vital organs.
Because heat-related deaths are
preventable, it's important to be
aware of who is at greatest risk and
what actions can be taken to prevent
a heat-related illness or death. The
elderly, the very young, and people
with mental illness and chronic dis-
eases are at highest risk. However,
even young and healthy individuals
can succumb to heat if they partici-
pate in strenuous physical activities
during hot weather. Air-conditioning


is the number one protective fac-
tor against heat-related illness and
death. If a home is not air-condi-
tioned, individuals can reduce their
risk for heat-related illness by spend-
ing time in public facilities that are
air-conditioned.
To protect your health when tem-
peratures are extremely high, re-
member to keep cool and use common
sense. The Pinellas County Health
Department offers these tips for pre-
venting heat-related illness:
Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), re-
gardless of your activity level. Don't
wait until you're thirsty to drink.
Warning: If your doctor generally
limits the amount of fluid you drink
or has you on water pills, ask him
how much you should drink while the
weather is hot.
Don't drink liquids that contain
caffeine, alcohol, or large amounts
of sugar-these actually cause you to
lose more body fluid. Also, avoid very
cold drinks, because they can cause
stomach cramps.
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your body stay cooler when you go
back into the heat. Call your local
health department to see if there are
any heat-relief shelters in your area.
Electric fans may provide comfort,
but when the temperature is in the
high 90s, fans will not prevent heat-
related illness. Taking a cool shower
or bath, or moving to an air-condi-
tioned place is a much better way to
cool off.
NEVER leave any person or pet in
a closed, parked vehicle.
Visit adults at risk at least twice a
day and closely watch them for signs
of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. In-
fants and young children, of course,
need much more frequent watching.
If you must be out in the heat:
Try to limit your outdoor activity to
morning and evening hours.
Cut down on exercise. If you must
exercise, drink two to four glasses of
cool, nonalcoholic fluids each hour.
A sports beverage can replace the
salt and minerals you lose in sweat.
Warning: If you are on a low-salt diet,
talk with your doctor before drink-
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the warning in the first "tip" (above),
too.
Try to rest often in shady areas.
Protect yourself from the sun by
wearing a wide-brimmed hat (also
keeps you cooler) and sunglasses and
by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or
higher (the most effective products
say "broad spectrum" or "UVA/UVB
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Audition for The
Suncoast Singers
SEMINOLE: The Suncoast Singers,
enjoying their 30th Anniversary
season, will begin auditions for
soprano, alto, tenor, and bass voices
on August 11. The Chorus performs
at concert venues in St Petersburg,
Seminole, Tarpon Springs and
Tampa. Interested singers should
arrive at Faith Presbyterian Church,
11501 Walker Avenue, Seminole, at
6:30 p.m. Regular rehearsals begin
at 7 p.m. For more information visit
www.suncoastsingers.com or call
727-399-0599.

The Geckos are
Coming!
The 9th Annual Gulfport Gecko
Fest is on the way on Saturday,
September 5 from 12-10 p.m on
Beach Blvd. in Gulfport. This free
event sponsored by the Gulfport
Merchants Association, GEICO,
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce,
Industrial Art Center, Sail Away
Realty and the City of Gulfport is a
full day of fun for everyone. Proceeds
will benefit the St. Petersburg Aids
Walk. This quirky celebration brings
together strolling street performers,
main stage performers and vendors
with all types of weird and wonderful
wares up and down Beach Blvd. Over




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attendance at this year's event!
Join the o-FISH-al GECKO Goddess
and the Gecko Court along with Belly
Dancers, clowns, magicians, pirates,
Mimes, Imagination, Theatre,
and Fire throwers, who will all be
roaming the streets and entertaining
the crowds!
If you want to stay in one place, free
live entertainment will be provided
on three main stages from noon till
10 p.m.
Don't forget this is an audience
participation event especially the


parade at 6 p.m. They are expanding
the Gecko Walking Parade (think
wacky, noisy, and costumed) with
non human, adults and children's
costume contests at the end.
Additional activities include sidewalk
chalk art, face painting, drum circle,
belly dance lessons and much more.
The day culminates in Gulfport's
famous street dance at 8 p.m.! Bring
your dancing shoes and beach chairs!
Visit www.geckofest.com or www.
Gulfportma.com.


First Friday Art Walk
Chill out at Gulfport's First Friday Art Walk on August 7, featuring over 50
fabulous artisans, crafters, antiques dealers, authors, and entertainers along
Beach Blvd., from 6 to 10 p.m. Live entertainment including Rock 'N Chair
Band, Paul Anthony, Gail Biron, Free Range and more can be heard throughout
the Waterfront District. The Industrial Arts Center features demonstrations
by award-winning glass blower Owen Pach, and offers Blow Your Own Glass
mini-classes. Art Walk takes place on the First Friday and Third Saturday of
every month, year round. Chill out and enjoy an extraordinary shopping and
dining experience on Beach Blvd. in Gulfport, Tampa Bay's "best kept secret".
Free Gulfport trolley rides, free parking, pet and family friendly. Vendors can
download the application at http://gulfportma.com. For more information call
866-ARTWALK.


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Donate your old cell phones to the
Senior Safety Phone Project, which
provides seniors in Pinellas and
Pasco counties with free emergency
cell phones. The Area Agency on
Aging 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).

Annual SPCA Pet
Walk Needs Vendors
Vendors interested in supporting
homeless animals and exhibiting
their products/services to more than
2,000 pet lovers at the 19th Annual
SPCA Pet Walk should apply now.
The early bird deadline to register
booths for the October 24 event,
for a nominal fee of $175, has been
extended through August 15. After
this date the fee will increase to


$225.
This crowd-drawing event is sure to
bring attention and new customers to
local businesses. Festivities begin at
8:30 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.
Stage events will be hosted by official
media sponsors: The St. Petersburg
Times; WQYK 99.5FM, Q105, La
Maxima 92.5FM, Wild 98.7FM;
820AM NewsTalk radio; and, Tampa
Bay on Demand. Activities include:
The St. Petersburg Times Adoptable
Pet Parade, IAMs Pet Costume
Contest, Frontline/Heartgard Pet
Boutique tent, PetSmart Amateur
Agility course and more. Tech Data
Corporation is the presenting sponsor
again this year.
This event is not made solely for
animal-related businesses; diverse
companies will see enhanced interest
in their booths since pet lovers come
in all shapes, sizes, and consumer
needs. Pet owners will be glad to know
that non-pet related companies are
joining the cause to save animals.
For more information and to register
contact Janet at 727-586-3591, ext.
168. Visit www.PetWalk.org for
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Toastmasters is a positive learning
environment where leaders develop
professional skills needed in this
tough economy. You will learn to
evaluate your current skills, have
productive discussions at work,
practice speaking in front of a
people, control nervousness, take on
new roles, and develop yourself as a
leader.
City Power Toastmasters is a
non-profit organization devoted
to continuing leadership skills
in a relaxed, diverse and upbeat
atmosphere. Join them every
Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m., One
Fourth Street N., Municipal Services
Building, 6th Floor, Room 600,
downtown St. Petersburg. Guests
are always welcome. For more
information call 893-7918.

Meals on Wheels
Needs Drivers
Volunteers are needed to deliver hot,
nutritious meals to the homebound
throughout Pinellas County.
Volunteering for the Neighborly
Meals on Wheels program is a hands-
on, front line experience. If you have
11/ hours midday to help in your
own neighborhood, you could help
improve someone's life and make a
real difference in this critical area
of need. Meals are picked up at a
site near you and delivered to the
homebound in your area (maps and
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Auxiliary Happenings
Unit 125
By Cyndy Adams
Have you ever wondered what the
American Legion Auxiliary is all
about? Well, now is the time to come in
and find out! We are hosting a "Meet
and Greet" with our new Auxiliary
officers this Tuesday, August 11 at
7p.m. during our general membership
meeting. We will have brochures
of Auxiliary membership benefits,
info on what our Auxiliary does for
the community and also what our
Officers and committee people do.
Did you know that as an Auxiliary
member you are entitled to discounts


on life insurance, prescriptions,
eye care and travel (just to name
a few) at no additional cost to you?
Bring a friend and a dish if you
wish! Refreshments will be served
immediately following the meeting.
Now is a good time to meet some new
friends or catch up with some old
ones. Hope to see you Tuesday!

Free Acupuncture
Clinic for Veterans
Acupuncturists Without Borders
is offering a free acupuncture clinic
to provide treatment for veterans,
their families, and their health
care workers. These acupuncture
treatments address stress, insomnia,
post-traumatic stress syndrome,
depression and anxiety. The clinic is
held at Unity Christ Church, 6168
First Avenue N. in St. Petersburg at
7:30 p.m. every Thursday. The clinic
is free, donations are welcome. For
further information, please call 727-
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Fair Seeks Vendors
A new outdoor antique show is
coming to Gulfport "Antiques in the
Park," co-sponsored by the City of
Gulfport. This series of four outdoor
antique shows will be held in Clymer
Park, at the intersection of Gulfport
and Beach Boulevards. The dates
for "Antiques in the Park" will be
the first Saturdays of the month
in November, January, March and
May. The rain date is the following
day, Sunday. The first show date
is Saturday, November 7. Antique
dealers interested in participating
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; ^Ed Esielionis, St. Pete: "I think the St. Pete Times has gotten really ragged lately;
it's very concerned with fluff and not a lot of substance. The only sections I read are
the Perspective, Sports, Front Page and the Neighborhood Times. I don't bother with
the coupons, although with this economy I probably should. But the first thing I do
is pull out Section B; there's never any good news in Section A anyway. I read about
local businesses in the Neighborhood Times. The Perspective section really gives you
something to think about, it gets your mind working. I used to read Sports a lot more,
because I used to play a little baseball. But I'm so tired of reading about overpaid
athletes. I really like college ball a whole lot more. I agree that the art of reading the
Sunday paper has been lost. Most people these days don't even have time to read the
paper anymore, and it always has a lot of negative stories anyway which just bring
you down. I used to study the stocks, but the St. Pete Times always seems to be the
last paper to get any real info."




Eric Harvey, St. Pete Beach: "I don't get the St. Pete Times delivered, but I don't
need to because we always have one at work at the restaurant. The first thing I read is
the sports, to check up on the Rays and Bucs games. Then I look at the lotto numbers,
to see if I won. I read the obits, just to see if I knew anyone who has passed away. Then
I read the local news section. Since I do a lot of fishing after work, I read the weather
section, to check tides and to see what the weather will be like on my days off. That
way I can know whether I can go swimming, go to the beach or visit my brother in St.
Pete. I like the sales ads; there are always a lot of coupons, especially for Walgreens.
People don't realize how much money you can save using coupons, you'd be surprised.
I don't get a chance to read the daily paper because I'm normally working daytime."





Nicole Wilson, St. Pete Beach: "We get the Sunday paper delivered and I al-
ways read the front page, the ads, and the Parade. My husband Christopher al-
ways grabs the sports and then we'll read whatever else we have time for. We
have two young kids, age three and one and they're very demanding of our time.
We never seem to have enough time to get through the whole paper. If I ever had a
Sundayjust to myself, I would read it all the way through. But I think my husband
reads the daily paper online as well. But the Sunday paper is different; there's just
something about the ritual of it, of sitting around the table and sharing it together
that seems to be lost. Now, no one has the time to just sit and relax with it."






Amy Murphy, Winterhaven, visiting Sunset Beach: "I read our Sunday paper
front to back; coupons, sales ads, even the sports. I teach reading to 5th graders at
Bartow Academy in Bartow. I tell my kids to read the paper all the time and we actu-
ally have it delivered free at school to my classroom. Our paper is the Lakeland Ledger
and I encourage the kids to read the whole thing... I tell them there's more to reading
than just books; almost anything that has words is worth reading. With the boys, it's
".4 BB -: mostly sports and stats, which we then plug into math lessons. It teaches them in way
'" they can relate to. With the girls, they read more of the Life and Style section, and
entertainment news, which we can then discuss. They all can learn from reading the
S. paper, whether it's politics, news, sports, or entertainment."


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Letters


Looking for an
Easier Way to Pay
Dear Editor: From time to time,
for years, I've inquired as to when
Gulfport residents would be able to
have their monthly water bills paid
electronically by automatic charge
to either a bank checking account
or a credit card account. The City
already accepts credit card pay-
ments so it shouldn't be too much of
a stretch to make them automatic.
But time and again I've been told
"they're working on it," or that the
current computer system is not yet
sophisticated enough.
With all the upgrades to the City's
Website, software and other elec-


tronic communications of late, it
seems "the system" should be capa-
ble of simple bill payments. I suspect
the problem is not "the system," but
"the lack of will" to institute auto-
pay, which would save stamps for
mail payments or gas for trekking
down to City Hall. Auto-payments
would also allow folks worry-free
travel knowing the water bill, like
the phone, electric, cable, mortgage
and every other conceivable bill,
would be paid automatically while
away.
Isn't it about time Gulfportians can
employ and enjoy this small conve-
nience? It's not rocket science!
Jude Bagatti, JD, LMT


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Special Vendors
Needed for Corey
Special vendors are wanted for
Cool Down on Corey every Friday
evening from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Corey
Avenue merchants will start staying
open later on Friday evenings and
promoting a "Cool Down on Corey"
during the Dog Days of Summer.
They are looking for special vendors
to set up on the sidewalks during
this time. Electricity is provided in
some areas. No tent required, most
areas under large awnings. They are
looking for prepackaged food (salsas,
hot sauce, etc. permit required),
face paintings, magicians, plants/
flowers, etc. Little or no set up fee.
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Beta Sigma Phi
Laureate Epsilon Theta members
will meet for a ways and means
meeting on Wednesday, August 12 at
7 p.m. at the home of Sharon Ingram.
Members will be painting ceramic
Christmas mice ornaments. This
is the last issue of the mice as this
has been their project of the past 30
years. The ornaments are sold for $3
and can be personalized for $3.50.
Members of Sunshine City Council
chapters are looking forward to the
Beginning Day Luncheon hosted by
Preceptor Epsilon Nu. This year's
theme is "Fabulous Fifties" and
will be held at Banquet Masters in
Pinellas Park on Saturday, August
22. The luncheon is always a big hit
with members as it is a wonderful
way to begin the new sorority year.
For more information, please call
Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

Salvation Army
Seeks Donation of
Personal Items
The Salvation Army is seeking
donations of regular and travel sized
personal hygiene items for men and
women that are given out to clients
through its Social Services. The list
of items needed include deodorant,
razors, toothpaste and toothbrushes,
soap and body wash, shampoo and
conditioner, combs and brushed
as well as creams and lotions.
Additional personal hygiene items
such as feminine hygiene products
and baby diapers are always needed.
Donations can be dropped off at the
Social Service office located at 1400
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Volunteer Opportunities
with Benefits
Seniors in Service has openings
for seniors to serve in its Foster
Grandparent Program. The positions
involve helping at-risk and special
needs children in public school
classrooms, Head Start centers and
after-school programs. Volunteers
spend their time one-on-one or in
small groups with children. Ideal
candidates love children and are
patient and supportive.
Foster Grandparents must be 60
years old or older. They serve for
15-40 hours per week and receive
a transportation reimbursement,
training and other benefits.
Seniors with a monthly income of
$1128 (single) or $1517 (couple) are
eligible to earn a tax-free stipend of
up to $424 per month. This stipend


does not count as income and does
not affect eligibility for food stamps,
housing, Medicaid or any other
assistance.
Other incentives include love,
admiration and the knowledge that
you are making a difference in the
lives of children.
What a difference you can make by
sharing your time and attention with
children. Check them out at www.
seniorsinservice.org and call (813)
932-5228 for more information.

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and recovery from addictions. Open
to all those affected by addiction
whether individually afflicted or
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Climate change has brought warmer
temperatures and searing heat waves
across swaths of our country. Many
electric utilities just raised their rates
considerably, making air conditioning
a luxury that most of us can't afford.
Other cultures have perfected many
ways of dealing with the heat. Here
are a few low-tech ways from around
the world to keep cool this summer
without adding more carbon to the
problem:
South America: Dampen a sheet,
and hang it in the window. The water
evaporates in the breeze, cooling the
room in the process. Another method
is to place frozen 2-liter bottles of
water in front of fans for instant AC.
India: Yogis practice shitali
pranayama, in which they sit cross-
legged and breathe deeply. Shape
your tongue into a tube like a snorkel,
and put the tip outside your mouth.
Breathe through your "snorkel" with
your chin on your chest. The air
moving over your tongue cools you
from the inside out.
Egypt: Egyptian nights stay in the
90s. Dampen a bedsheet, and use it
as your "blanket." Evaporation does
the trick.
China: Keep bamboo mats between
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bamboo allows air to circulate and
keeps bare skin from sticking to hot
plastic.
Tropics: In humid climates, people
often dress down and get wet.
Getting wet reduces your core body
temperature by 3 degrees and lasts
up to an hour. If you wear clothes
that can get wet, as well, the cooling
effect lasts longer. You don't have to
have a pool. A water hose, faucet or
misting bottle will work.
Middle East: You can stay cooler
in arid climates by covering up your
skin. Picture desert dwellers in their
turbans and flowing white garments;
the white reflects the sun, and the
natural, loose fabrics shade the skin
where there is no shade. Bedouins
often wear two layers in the heat
of the day. Skin exposed to direct
sun is hotter than skin insulated
by clothing. Turbans and bandanas
shade the eyes and soak up sweat
from the head, which evaporates and
helps cool you off.
Cities: Apartment dwellers in cities
often move bedding onto fire escapes
to sleep in the cooler night air.
Their rural counterparts can sleep
on screened-in porches or outdoors.
Another trick is to fill your bathtub
with cold water and take periodic
dips to keep cool. If you live on the top
floor, turn on the ceiling fan (or attic
fan) and open the windows to draw out


the hot air. If possible, go downstairs
to the basement in the heat of the
day. Turn off incandescent lights,
as they generate 90 percent heat
and 10 percent light. Use compact
fluorescents or LEDs instead.
West Indies: Spicy foods make you
perspire more, which cools the body.
Spices also help stop foods from
spoiling as quickly and give you an
endorphin rush, which feels good in
any temperature.
Italy: Train grapevines over window
trellises to provide shade in the
summer and let in light in the winter.
Slightly opening windows on the
bottom floor andfullyopening upstairs
windows maximizes Mediterranean
breezes through your villa.
Southern comfort: Front porches
are part of the cooling system of a
Southern home. Sitting in a lawn
chair or rocker that has slats or
openings (for airflow) on a shady porch
with iced tea is a Southern tradition.
You hold the iced tea against your
neck to cool the blood going to your
brain. Also, hold it on your pulse
points on your wrists. Blow into the
iced tea and cool air will rush around
your face and neck. In temperatures
higher than 105 degrees, soak your
clothes, and then sit in the lawn chair
with iced tea.
Women's wisdom: Women in hot
climates always carry folding fans
in their purses. Another secret is to
dampen a handkerchief and tuck it
into your cleavage. It is very cooling
and keeps sweat from running down
your chest. Southern women often
spritz themselves with rubbing
alcohol and then stand in front of
fans. Follow that with a sprinkling of
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Dog Eat Dog
What better time to discuss dog-
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On July 20, the former Atlanta
Falcons quarterback completed his
23-month federal sentence for bank-
rolling the Bad Newz Kennels dog-
fighting operation. Seven days later,
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell
granted Vick conditional reinstate-
ment to the NFL. Now all he needs
is a team that will have him. Any-
one?
Dogfights, however, are not lim-
ited to grisly underground matches
orchestrated and attended by socio-
paths. They happen every day -- in
nature, on the streets, in quaint,
fenced-in dog parks and in homes
across the globe. Consider the fol-
lowing story from a reader:
"My 6-year-old dog, Bosley, is ag-
gressive toward our other dog, Roc-
co, and often redirects this aggres-
sion toward my wife or me when we
try to break up a fight. We have both
been bitten six times. My wife wants
to relocate Bosley or have him euth-
anized. We hope to avoid the latter,
but we are trying to have children
and everything I have read says
this is not possible with him in the
house. I also understand that many
shelters and most people will not
take him because of his aggression.
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since we got him when he was 9
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And another:
"About a year ago, a black Lab mix
we dubbed "Joe" wandered into our
garage, skinny and scared and look-
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time. We checked the neighborhood
to see whether he belonged to any-
one, to no avail, so we called the local
shelter to come pick him up. During
that time, Joe interacted with our
other dogs, Dooder and Meathead,
with no problems.
"The shelter came to get Joe, and
since he was so sweet, we put our
name on the list to adopt him if no-
body claimed him. Fourteen days
went by, and the shelter called and
said we could adopt Joe. They neu-
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sure he had all his shots. We brought
Joe home, and he fit right in with
our family.
"Two weeks went by before the first
fight broke out. Joe and Meathead
went at each other's throats and
were not going to quit until one of
them was dead. Luckily, my father-
in-law and I were able to pry them
apart, with quite a bit of injury to
both dogs. Since then, we've done
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should help, but both my father-in-
law and I have been bitten while
breaking up dogfights. Each dog
weighs nearly 100 pounds.
"We love them very much and do
not want to get rid of either one of
them. They have the best tempera-
ments -- when they are separated
or with Dooder, a neutered male
Newfoundland weighing about 160
pounds. Having to keep one locked
away so the other can have the run
of the house, and visa versa, is get-
ting old, but we don't want to give
up any of the dogs. Can you please
help us?"
Between Dooder, Meathead and
Joe, these people are living with 360
pounds of dog, 200 pounds of which
are drawn to potentially lethal con-
flict.
Dogfights are dangerous. Dogs get
injured. People get injured. Many
times seriously. Sometimes fatally.
And the more fights a dog partici-
pates in, the more of a loose cannon
he becomes. This is why so many of
Vick's dogs were ineligible for adop-
tion.
If you live with dogs that don't like
each other and you don't have an
easy and certain way to keep them
apart, the best course of action for
everyone involved is to find a new
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Always Available Menu:
Bagels and assorted Danish
Sandwiches:
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Ice Cream items
Beverages Available include:
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Monday to Friday at 12 noon
Contact Jay at 344-2111
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Volunteer Opportunities
Senior Center:
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SPCA Pet of the Week
They make you want to sing the song..."Ebon'eee
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and that is how we would like to adopt them: to-
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health issues they were brought to SPCA Tampa
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at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130 Avenue N. in Largo. For more information go
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Meet Joe, one of the sweetest most loving greyhounds
we have at our kennel right now. Calm and easy
going, Joe would work well with an older person or a
greyhound novice. He would be exceptional as an only
pet if his owner was retired or worked from the home
or with others but not cats. Joe doesn't start trouble
and has a lot of patience with the other greys, but if
one bugs him enough he is very good about putting a .
stop to it. It's actually quite comical to watch the way
he handles the others, like a big brother. If you would like to meet Joe or any of
our other greyhounds, please call Greyhound Pets of America on 595-7852, visit
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Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at US
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Gulfport. Lessons include a 400-page
manual and a class covering basic
charting in local waters. For the $40
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to learn everything you need to know
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Shirt contest last Friday night on Corey Avenue, so he picked both! Bob Green-
wald and "Ragtime Annie", are musicians from Largo and showed up for the
contest in their 1979 flamingo pink El Camino.
"We saw the notice in the paper so we came on over to St. Pete Beach," Annie
said. She also LOVES pink flamingos and has thousands of them in her home.
Fortunately for them, there was very little competition, and they won best
wacky tropical shirt hands down.







Take the Gabber on Vacation...
Greetings from
The Little Mer-
maid and the city
of Copenhagen,
Denmark. Today
was the first bit
of sunlight that
we have seen,
otherwise the
weather has been
chilly and rainy,
but we're having
fun!

Submitted by
Jean Colton,
St. Petersburg

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The Boys of Summer
Photo by Leigh Clifton


Joe Cortez (blue
shirt) from Clearwater
and Richard Smith of
Gulfport battle it out for
frisbee dominance in
Clymer Park last Sunday
afternoon. Smith, who
lives right across the
street from the Park, had
a bunch of friends over
for a birthday weekend
celebration for one of his
buddies.


Congratulations,
Nicholas!


Nicholas R. Hughes has been
awarded the Mattioh/Noble Achieve-
ment Award of 2009 in recent recit-
als. This award is given annually as
a memorial to the late Ruby Noble,
a teacher of Eileen Mattioli. The
award consists of a plaque, $150
and his name engraved on the stu-
dio plaque. Nicholas, 15 years old,
has been attending Mattioli School
of Music and Arts for two and a half
years under the guidance of Eileen
Mattioli. His latest accomplishment
of memorizing Beethoven's Sonata
1 Op. 2 the first movement, and hav-
ing the highest studio grades led to
his award. He attends Lakewood
high school and is currently going
into the 10th grade in the CAT pro-
gram. In middle school he began his
musical triumph by playing trum-
pet for his middle school band and
quickly ascended to the highest
level, then took part in the extra-
curricular jazz band. After starting
lessons with Eileen, he undertook
the art of guitar and voice also as
his endeavors. He wishes to contin-
ue his studies on a higher level of
education in college and hopes that
in his musical achievements he will
attain a scholarship.





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welcoming an exchange student into
your home and family, now's the
time to learn more. AFS, the leading
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families, families with adopted
children, foster parents, as well as
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comfort as you would to your own
child or family members.
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to help both gain the most from
their experience. In addition to host
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The St. Pete Beach Community
Center offers Shallow Water
Aerobic Exercise classes five days
a week to help keep you healthy
and happy. Classes are taught by
Norma Robinson, Certified Aquatics
Instructor, Monday through Friday
from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the St.

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at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. The class
is great for muscle-toning and cardio
with the benefits and support of the
water. These fun and invigorating
exercise sessions are held in the
outdoor pool that's heated to 82
degrees year-round. Classes are $5
with a membership card or $6.25
without. This is a drop-in class so
come by anytime! Call the pool for
more details at 363-9264.


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age of low income without health
insurance living in Pinellas County
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information please call 820-4117.
The guidelines and eligibility
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FEMA, Gulfport Development Department Meets with Residents

to Explain Flood Insurance Issues.


By Leigh Clifton

FEMA representative Bob
Durrin, Mike Taylor of the
Gulfport City Planning of-
fice and representatives
from the insurance industry
spoke to about 70 Gulfport
residents last Thursday
night about flood insurance
for coastal communities.
The City of Gulfport par-
ticipates in the National
Flood Insurance Program,
sponsored by FEMA that
gives reductions of flood
insurance rates to the City
of Gulfport based on 10-1
point scale of the Commu-
nity Rating System or CRS.
These standings are estab-
lished by adhering to a set
of criteria, set by FEMA
that the City must meet in
order to get a positive or
advantageous CRS rating.
These include storm water
management, risk identifi-
cation, flood plain manage-
ment, and development/
activities that change or
enhance the City in its ef-
forts to reduce flooding by
establishing parks, beach
fronts, and natural barri-
ers. The more participation
in these fields by the City,
the lower the CRS score;
Gulfport is currently at a
7. Lower CRS ratings re-
sult in lower rates for the
National Flood Insurance
Program or NFIP, which
usually translates into
lower premiums to city
residents for flood insur-
ance purchased from local
Insurance agencies.
Gulfport residents are
supposed to get a 15% re-
duction in their flood insur-
ance premiums, based on
the City's participation in
the NFIP and its CRS rat-
ing, but as Bob Durrin of


FEMA soon found out, sev-
eral residents told him at
the meeting that they only
saw a reduction of 10% or
less on their individual
policies.
"That's something you will
have to ask the individual
agents who wrote the pol-
icy," he told annoyed resi-
dents. "FEMA rates are the
same for everyone; it's the
assessment of the property
and amount of improve-
ment and/or the so- called
flood plain maps devised
by FEMA engineers at the
time. These maps may be
20 years old, but they are
the maps (of the flood zone
areas as determined by the
engineers) in place when
the flood insurance rates
were being assessed."
These maps were a sore
point of contention among
some of the residents; some
maps were very outdated
and consequently the resi-
dents were charged flood
insurance premiums well
above what the current
maps delineate as the flood
zone. The premiums did
not take into account the
many improvements since
the last CRS mapping.
City Planner Mike Tay-
lor admits that there is no
perfect solution to the of-
tentimes uneven premiums
some Gulfport residents
are being charged. He cites
the individual insurance
agents with not keeping
up to date on the newest
mapping of the city's flood
zones. Many residents are
charged too much for their
policies and some are total-
ly unaware of it. He stress-
es that FEMAprovides con-
stant education to agents
and that the individual
insurance agencies should
take advantage of it to help


their clients make better
flood insurance choices and
so that the agents can more
accurately rate a property.
Gulfport's participation
in the CRS program is sup-
posed to help in the reduc-
tion of those premiums
for home owners. Those
that live in evac zones V
and A must carry flood in-
surance. One waterfront
homeowner said he was
charged $12,000 a YEAR
for his insurance; another
was charged almost $8000
for a year's premium. Both
Taylor and Durrin sug-
gested that ALL homeown-
ers review their policies
and check that they are
receiving the 15% discount
that Gulfport residents are
eligible for. Most agents
should take advantage of
FEMA
"If you don't see that dis-
count," Durrin said, "then
you should change your in-
surance agent."
He also stressed that
while FEMA is the over-
seer of the NFIP, it is the


City of Gulfport that the
residents should call if they
get flooded, NOT him.
"It's the City that runs
this program here, not
FEMA. They should be
your first contact."
Residents left the meet-
ing grumbling about rates
and assessment inequali-
ties. There still were a lot
of unanswered questions.
Local insurance agent
Mike Whitman, of Whitco
Insurance said that in the
ten years he had been in
business, he had never
written a flood insurance
policy for more than $8000.
He says that $12000 quote
sounded suspiciously high.
"We do a lot of FEMA ed-
ucation," he said. "We have
to,to keep up with all of the
changes."
FEMA's Bob Durrin's
final message; ALL hom-
eowners in Florida need
flood insurance.
"Its not a question of if, but
when the water will come.
You better be prepared."


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By Tom Margenau
Follow These Tips
to a Successful
Disability Claim
Q: I was recently injured in a car
accident that put me in the hospital
for about two weeks. While there, a
social worker suggested I apply for
Social Security disability benefits
because I won't be able to go back to
work for quite a while. But a friend
told me it takes two years to get
government benefits. I figure why
bother because I should be back to
work by then. Is there any reason
why I should file for my Social
Security disability?
A: You should file for Social Security
disability benefits because if you
don't, you could be throwing away
thousands of dollars per month in
government help that you might be
due.
The Social Security Administration
does take too long to process
disability claims. But the time
frame is more like three months, not
two years. And, of course, the longer
you delay filing, the more time it will
take to get your benefits started.
Here are four tips to help speed
up the process and improve your
chances of collecting Social Security
disability benefits:
1. You're going to be given a medical
report form that asks questions



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about your disability. Complete that
form as thoroughly as possible. Don't
simply list your primary disability.
For example, if you are filing for
disability benefits because of a back
injury you sustained in the accident,
you should obviously note that on
the application. But list all other
physical AND mental problems you
have, no matter how insignificant
you think they are. If you have high
blood pressure, put that down. If you
get frequent headaches, tell SSA. If
you occasionally feel depressed, put
that in the report.
Listing all your impairments is
important because one disabling
condition might not be enough to
meet the strict legal definition of
disability. But a combination of
impairments could put you over the
top.
Tip 2. Another part of the
disability questionnaire asks how
your condition(s) prevent you from
working. Once again, be as thorough
as you can when answering this
question. Describe in specific terms
how each impairment you have
keeps you from doing your job. For
example, don't simply say, "I can't
do any heavy lifting." Instead, you
might say: "My job requires me to
lift 20 pound boxes and move them
about 100 feet from one room to
another. I estimate I have to move
these boxes 10 times each day."
The disability evaluators have to
document specifically how your


condition keeps you from working.
Tip 3. In the medical sources section
of the questionnaire mentioned
above list every doctor you've seen,
every hospital or clinic you've been
to, and every lab you've visited. For
each medical source, list your patient
number or any other identifying
information you have.
The primary reason disability
claims take so long to process is
a long wait for medical evidence.
SSA requests patient records from
most sources you list. That usually
involves a letter sent to the medical
provider. So, any information you
provide, such as patient numbers,
will help the provider locate your
records and get them to SSA.
Tip 4. Get involved in the disability
claims process. A week or two after
you file your application, call SSA. By
that time, your local Social Security
office should have shipped the claim
to their medical evaluators. Ask the
SSA representative for the name
and phone number of the evaluator
who is processing your claim. Make
that person your new best friend!
Call him or her occasionally to check
the status of your claim and to find
out if there is anything you can do to
speed up the process. Usually, you
will be told that they are waiting for
medical evidence from one or more
of your providers. It wouldn't hurt if
you called your doctor's office or the
hospital records office and "goosed"
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Recreation
RECREATION WEBSITE- www.
ci.gulfport.fl.us and follow the links:
City Departments, Leisure services,
Rec. Center.
REMINDERS & UPCOMING
EVENTS
2009 SUMMER PROGRAM-Ongoing
registration continues for the 2009
Summer Recreation Program for chil-
dren who have completed Kindergar-
ten thru age 14. Proof of residency is
required for registration. Hours of reg-
istration for Monday-Friday are from
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. You can pick up
your packet at the Rec. Center or log
on to www.ci.gulfport.fl.us and follow
the links to City Departments, Leisure
Services, Rec Center. For more infor-
mation call 893-1068.
Tomlinson Skate Park Sticker-All
skaters need to purchase a Skate Park
sticker and have a consent form on
file at the Recreation Center. Annual
cost for stickers is $5 res./$10 non-res.
Consent forms are available at the Rec-
reation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S.,
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-8
p.m. Skaters ages 17 and under must
be accompanied by a parent and show
proof of residency for registration.
ACTIVITIES
Adult Basketball- Thurs. 6-9 p.m.
Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.


Center 5730 Shore
Kindergarten thru age 14. Non-refund-
able annual registration fee is $15 for
residents and $100 for non-residents.
Monthly fees are $133 for residents
and $266 for non-residents. Program
hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extend-
ed hours available until 6 p.m. for an
extra charge. Hours of registration are
Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00
p.m.
Teen Night CURRENTLY NEW
REGISTRATIONS ARE BEING AC-
CEPTED FOR THE 2009-2010 YEAR-
Teens, age's middle school to 17. Mon.,
Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2
res/$20 non-res.
Tot Time Program Preregistra-
tion-Pre-registration for the 2009-2010
Tot Time Program are currently being
accepted. Hours for pre-registration
are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
A non-refundable annual registration
fee of $15 for residents and $100 for
non-residents is required to secure a
spot. Proof of residency is required for
Gulfport residents. The Tot Time Pro-
gram is a pre-school, hands-on program
for children ages 3-5. The program aims
to make learning fun for children and
helps prepare them for Kindergarten.
Two, three and five-day monthly op-
tions are available. Program hours are
from 8:30a.m.-12:00p.m. Classes begin
September 8, 2009. Call 893-1068 for
more information.


PROGRAMS CLASSES
School Year Child Care Program- Body Sculpt-Thurs
Ongoing registrations continue for the Cost is $5 per class
2009-2010 School Year Child Care Pro- combination of aerol
gram for children who will be entering

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Blvd. So 893-1068
training designed to get your heart rate
into the cardio zone. For more info call
Billie at 239-313-0876.
Dog Obedience-For more information
on upcoming classes, contact Lisa at
772-3631.
Fencing- Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m. for ages
8 and up are welcome. Cost is $5 per
one-hour session. Call Jim Campoli at
813-855-3112 for more info.
Gymnastics Fri., 5:30-6:15 p.m. for
ages 5-12. Cost is $5 per class. Call
Barbara at 804-9400 for more info.
Karate-Mon. & Fri., 6:30-8 p.m. (Be-
ginners), advanced students stay until
8:30 p.m. Cost is $35 per month. For
more information call Diane at 727-
459-1399.
Noisemakers-Children ages 4 and up.
Adults please contact Gabe for infor-
mation. Cost is $15 per class or $105
for an 8-week session. Please call Gabe
at 345-7472 for more information and
to be placed on a list.
Tai Chi MOVED to the CASINO
Tues. & 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.
Yoga-Thurs.-6:30-7:30 p.m. Blend
strength, flexibility, balance and relax-
ation. All fitness levels are welcome.
Bring a mat and water. $35 per month,
$10 for a drop in. Call Maureen at 381-
2166 for more info.


5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074


PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS:

Adventures in the Market: Amateur
investor Jim Joiner hosts this informal
meeting to share personal experiences
and helpful market strategies in these
uncertain times. Every Monday at 6:00
pm.
Gulfport Creative Short Story Writ-
ers: Every Wednesday at 10:00 am.
One-on-One Computer Instruction:
By appointment only-contact Alex Hooks
at the Reference Desk, or call 893-1073.
Scrapbookers Club for Teens &
Adults: Bring your pictures, books and
questions, and prepare to have a great
time! Make beautiful pages of memories
for yourself and your family. Some sup-
plies available, but you furnish your own
12x12 scrapbook album. FMI, contact
Kay Boatwright 893-1074. Saturday,
August 8, 1:00 pm.
Socrates Caf6: These monthly discus-
sion groups were inspired by the book
32


The Six Questions of Socrates. Author
Christopher Phillips traveled the world
to lead informal groups, engaging peo-
ple in the manner of the ancient Greek
philosopher, for whom "the questions
are more important than the answers."
Thursday, August 13 at 10:00 am.
Suncoast Computer Users: Thurs-
day, August 13 at 6:00 pm.
NOT YET CONFIRMED: The G & O
Book Club: A philosophical discussion
group based on the works of early 20th
century mystic G. I. Gurdjieff and phi-
losopher P. D. Ouspensky. Saturday,
August 15, 1:30 pm.
Summer Coffee/Talk: Summer series
of monthly book discussions, "Grace Un-
der Pressure," continues with Charles
Dickens' Hard Times. Join us for coffee,
light refreshments, and lively conver-
sation. Pick up a discussion guide and
reserve a copy of the book at the Refer-
ence Help Desk. Thursday, August 20
(coffee's ready at 10:00 am, talk starts at


10:15).
Attention Coffee/Talkers (and other
books-into-movies fans)-We'll be
showing "Hard Times", a 1994 BBC-WG-
BH film based on Charles Dickens' clas-
sic novel. This version stars Alan Bates
as the self-made, self-important banker
Josiah Bounderby. Thursday, August
20, starting at 1:30 pm.
Genealogy Discussion Group: This
is not a formal class, just an opportunity
to meet and share experiences and infor-
mation with others interested in delving
into their family history. Saturday, Au-
gust 22, 1:00 pm. FMI, call Kay Boat-
wright at the Library, 893-1074.

Open Monday-Friday: 10 am-7 pm &
Saturday: 10 am-4 pm
All meetings and programs are free and
open to the public.
Programs and dates are
subject to change.

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


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
FLEA MARKET: Friday, August 7,
9:00 1 pm in the Senior Center Dining
Room. Proceeds in aid the Senior Center
Foundation's plans to offer more fitness
related programs to its regular schedule.
Craft Club With A New Focus-The
Senior Center's Craft Club is now under
new leadership with a focus on creating care
packages for our troops in Afghanistan and
Iraq. If you would like to be a part of this
meaningful project, we will need your ideas
and helping hands. Fridays at 9:00.
December Sale-The Senior Center is now
collecting items for an upscale sale/silent
auction which will be held in December. If
you have any items you would like to donate,
please contact the Senior Center. Proceeds
will benefit the Senior Center Foundation.
English as a Second Language-Interested
in improving your conversational English
skills? Call to reserve space in our upcoming
class.
Computer Classes-One-on-one computer
training sessions are available. Call for
reservations.
Websites of Special Interest
www.ci.gulfport.fl.us
www.gulfportseniorfoundation.org
www.aaapp.org
SPECIAL EVENTS:
Movie of the Month-Mon. August 17
Ice Cream Social-Mark your calendar now
for our Ice Cream Social on Wed. Aug. 12
at 1pm. Entertainment included. Tickets
are $1.00 and one can of food for our Food
Pantry. Sponsor: Westminister Suncoast
New Yoga Chair Exercise For active,
older adults. Focus on breathing, balance
and flexibility. No floor work. Fri.Aug.28 at
2:45pm. Bring a friend. If you like this form
of exercise, we will try to offer it on a regular
basis.
SEMINARS & PRESENTATIONS
Get Connected for Health Living-3 Part
Series on Healthy Aging -Starts Thurs.Aug
6 at 10:30 am -then August 13 & 20
Attorney Amanda M. Wolf: VA Benefits
that pay for Home Care, Assisted Living
facilities and Nursing Care. Wed., Aug 24
at 1:00 pm
All About Medicare every 2nd Tue. at
11:15am. Starts Aug. 11.
Managing Money in a Tight Economy.
Tues. Aug. 18 at 1pm by Consumer Credit
Counseling Service.
Toastmaster Info Meeting Tues. Aug. 18
at 6:30pm.
Holocaust Museum Presentation- Thurs.
Aug. 27 at 2pm in the Catherine A. Hickman
Theater in memory of Sophie Friedlander.
Refreshments provided.
FUN & GAMES
Bingo, every Fri. at 1pm

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Contract Bridge, every Tues. & Thurs at
2pm
Canasta, Pinochle, & Beginning Duplicate
Bridge, every Wed. at 6:30
Mah Jongg, Mon. at 1pm
Wii Bowling, every Thurs. at 1pm
CLASSES & CLUBS
Chair Exercise with Phil every Tues. at
10:45am
Bone Strengthening Exercise every Wed.
at 11:15am. Courtesy of Coventry Health
Care.
Fitness Center: Treadmills, Recumbent
Cycle, Easytone Exercise Chairs, 8am-4pm
Exercise Off Site:
Tai Chi every Tues & Thurs. at 9am (Gulfport
Casino)
Total Fitness every Mon & Wed. at 1:30pm
(Gulfport Neighborhood Center)
AARP Driver Safety Program-Every first
and second Tuesdays, 12:30-4:30pm. Fee:
$14 ($2 discount for AARP members). Must
attend both classes. Call (727) 343-9044 to
register or visit www.aarp.org/drive.
SPECIAL SERVICES
GEMS Door-to-Door Transportation-
Transportation for Gulfport seniors, 55 yrs.
or over. Service provided Mon. thru Fri.
8:30am-4pm. Annual membership: $50.
Rides: $1.00 each way. All rides to the Senior
Center are free. Call for more info.
Blood Pressure Screenings every Tues,
10:30-11:30am. Thanks to Egret Cove, Boca
Ciega Rehab, Ace Homecare, Alliance Care,
and ResCare Home Care for providing this
much appreciated service on a monthly
basis.
Phone Distribution for Hearing
Impaired Tues. Aug. 18, 9:30-11:30am.
Call for more info on how to qualify.
Diabetic Education Classes-Diabetic
Educator Sandra Grosvenor offers free
diabetic education classes every 2nd and 4th
Mon. at 10am. Learn how to manage/cope
with diabetes. Next classes: July 27 & Aug.
10
Elder Law Clinic-Free legal assistance on
Fri. Aug. 21 at 9:30am. Includes help with
wills, living wills, powers of attorney, health
care surrogate, etc. Must be 60 or over,
reside in Southern Pinellas County and meet
income guidelines. Call to register.
Health Insurance Questions?-Do you
have Medicare/Medicaid questions or billing
problems? Confused about Medicare Part D?
Call for 1:1 appointment. Courtesy of SHINE
(Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders).
Support Groups
Diabetic Support Group, every 1st, 3rd, &
5th Mon. at 10am
Support for Visually Impaired, 2nd & 4th
Mon. at 2pm
Support for Caregivers, Tues at 6pm; Wed.
at 2pm


Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-So7o
VitaLife Exercise Class-Monday &
Wednesday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Overeaters Anonymous-Sunday,
6:30 p.m., www.oapinellas.org





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5501 27th Ave. So.
893-1070

ART RECEPTION
Fri., Aug. 7
6-8 p.m.
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CASINO
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5500 Shore Blvd. So.
893-1070
"STEVE ARVEY BAND"
SWING DANCE
Fri., Aug. 7
8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $11

Sig Harder's Band & Dance
Social & Ballrom Dancing
Sun., Aug. 9, 6-10 p.m. $7

Tues., Ballroom Lessons
12-3 p.m. $7
12-1 p.m., Inter.-Merenge
1-2 p.m., Beg.-Slow Dance
2-3 p.m., General Dancing
Tues., ARGENTINE TANGO
7-8 p.m. Lesson
8-10 p.m. Dance, $15
Wed., SWING DANCE
6-8 p.m. Lesson
8-11 p.m. Dance, $7
Thurs., SALSA DANCE
7-8:30 p.m. Lessons
8:30-10 p.m. Dance, $7
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Local Obituaries


DI GIOVANNI,
LUCYANNE
MARY, Born
6/22/1954.
Died suddenly
on 8/1/2009.
Predeceased
by her father
Lucien DiGiovanni, Sr., and mother
Josephine K. Bridgeman (Wiese), and
her brothers, Lucien, Jr. and Daniel.
Survived by her daughters Autumn
Roman (Greeley) and Amanda
Greeley, four grandchildren, Michael,
Anthony, Drew and Amaya. Also her
other siblings Anita, Cynthia, Ross
and Christopher. Memorial services
being held on Thursday, August 8 at
6 p.m. at Veterans Park followed by
reception at On the Rocks. Also on
August 10 at 2:15 p.m. at the Palazzo
Di Oro located at 3600 34 St. S. In
lieu of flowers, donations can be made
to the Alzheimers Association.

MAHONEY, EVELYN H., 91, of
Spring Hill, FL, died July 29, 2009.
She was born to the late William


and Elsie MacDonald, August 13,
1917, in Plainfield, New Jersey. She
was the oldest of two children. Her
younger brother, Edgar MacDonald,
died in 1956. Evelyn graduated
from North Plainfield High School in
1935. She married the late Richard
C. Henderson in 1940. While in New
Jersey, they lived in Plainfield and
Highland Park. Their last 16 years
in New Jersey, they resided in Green
Brook, where she was active in the
local Garden Club and the Girl Scout
Organization. She served as a Troup
Leader for the Girl Scouts for many
years. Evelyn held numerous jobs
over the years. She worked at the
Telephone Company, Bamberger's
Dept. Store and Sears, to name a few.
When her husband retired in 1973,
they relocated to Gulfport, FL, where
he passed away in 1980. Evelyn
lived a total of 33 years in Gulfport,
FL, where shw served as president
for The Woman's Club and Garden
Club and was active at the Senior
Center. She did volunteer work for
the American Lung Association and


other organizations. She was also a
member of the "Self Help for Hard of
Hearing" organization. In 1982, she
married the late William Mahoney.
They were married for nine years
before his passing. While living in
Gulfport, she was an active member
of St. Vincent Episcopal Church. In
2006, she moved to Spring Hill, FL to
be closer to her family, where she was
a resident of Atria Evergreen Woods.
She enjoyed spending time with the
other residents and all the activities
that Atria had to offer. In June 2009,
she moved to an adult residential
living facility. For many years at
Christmastime, Evelyn enjoyed
playing the part of Mrs. Santa Claus,
complete with an outfirt she made
for herself. She helped distribute
gits at different parties and events.
She always enjoyed bringing joy to
others. Evelyn was a selfless, kind
and giving person and always had
a smile on her face. All of our lives
are brighter for having the privilege
of knowing her. She is survived by
her three daughters, Gale Farro
of Brooksville, FL, Jean Hutton of
Spring Hill, FL and Carol Maddox
of North Fort Myers, FL. She is
also survived by six grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
There will be a funeral service held
for her at St. Vincent Episcopal
Church in St. Petersburg at 2:00
p.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2009.
ALifeTribute Funeral Care-Gulfport,
347-5521.

THOMPSON, LORRAINE SWAIN,
91, of Gulfport, died Sunday, July 26,
2009. She is survived by her sons,
Roger and Wesley Thompson and a
loving family. ALife Tribute-Gulfport
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By Cathy Salustri
Each week the City of Gulfport tests the water quality
in the waters off Gulfport Beach. Gulfport has contracted
with the City of St. Petersburg for the tests.
Every month The Gabber publishes the results of those
tests. If, at any time, the tests show that the water qual-
ity poses a health risk, the City of Gulfport will issue a
Health Advisory. Gulfport typically receives test results
within a week of taking the sample.
Currently, the City tests for two things: enterococcus and
fecal coliform. Scientists consider enterococcus a common
bacteria found in animal and human intestines, and, re-
sultingly, in human and animal excrement. Federal stan-
dards used to require agencies to measure water quality
by the amount of fecal coliform along public beach waters
but recently have replaced fecal coliform with enterococ-
cus as the standard. Fecal coliform also comes from the Sample
waste of warm-blooded animals, including humans. Enterococcus Fecal Coliform
The City of Gulfport currently tests for both types of bac-
teria. Test results will help classify Gulfport Harbor as June 7 4 7
"good", "moderate", or "poor". Enterococcus of less than 35 June 14 2 7
parts per 100 milliliter and fecal coliform of less than 199 June 21 12 71
per 100 milliliter of saltwater indicate good water qual-
ity. For more information, contact the City of Gulfport at June 30 2 71
893-1000.
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a By Bill Northrop B_Northrop@theGabber.com


Summer
It's the summer doldrums. Heat
stays and stays, and the kids
won't be in school for almost a
month, the pace of life slows. Sum-
mer nights are summer nights and
big bugs are big bugs. It's the south
and that's the way it is.
I suppose today most of us hun-
ker down in air conditioned houses,
cars, restaurants, and what not. Kids
crouch over electronic devices. Not
much takes place out-of-doors. Kind
of boring and taxing to the imagina-
tion over what to do.
In summers past, I used to fly flies.
I haven't done it in years, but it was
good entertainment at the pool, or
with a group of kids escaping rain
storms. Actually, I wasn't a kid when
I did it, but no matter. Here's how it
goes: Catch a fly, shake it up in your
hand, drop it in a glass of water. Find
a girl with really long hair and pluck
out a strand. This was easier in the
1960s and 70s and no one seemed to
mind, but it's doable now though the
girls are likely to be a bit more irri-
table now. Get one to act as an as-
sistant.
Anyway, once you have all the in-
gredients you make a loop in the hair
and then slip it over the head of the
fly. Tighten the loop a little andvoila!
You have a fly on a leash. It's pretty
cool because most people can't see
the hair and it looks like you have a
tamed fly. The only draw back is that
the fly gets pretty tired with that long
( relatively speaking) leash its haul-
ing around. So, it has to land pretty
frequently.
Caution, though. Don't pull the loop
too tight. It's a good idea to have on
hand a spare fly or two. At any rate,
it seems to keep everyone's attention
for a time even though holding the fly
and slipping the loop around the fly's


Fly Fling
head can be a bit tedious and grue-
some. I don't recall what we did with
the pet flies.
I don't recall, either, where I
learned this, or who taught it to me.
However, I do remember southern
nights in Kentucky with friends who
like to fly June bugs. They'd catch a
June bug off the screen door, get a
spool of thread and a pencil to hold
the spool, tie the thread to the hind
legs of the June bug and let go. Zoom,
like a rocket to the moon, although
this preceded rockets to the moon by
decades. Only problem is that June
bugs thrash around a lot. Kind of
icky.
Mark Twain relates the tale of the
frog races and I know people have
turtle races, and cricket jumping con-
tests. In Pennsylvania, where I spent
my non-formative years, I knew some
country folk who held chicken flying
contests. It was unique. They'd take
old mail boxes, cut out the back, and
back the chickens in. At the sound of
the whistle, they'd push the chickens
out vigorously with a toilet plunger
and away they'd go. We used to send
a photographer to cover the contests,
but I think the summer gimmick died
out.
It really wasn't cruel. When I was
about eight I had three pet ducks
(Huey, Dewey and Louie) whose
wings were clipped. We lived on a
small farm then and it had a two
story barn. We'd take the ducks to
the second floor, shovel hay out of the
barn onto the ground, then we'd toss
the ducks out and see how well they'd
fly. Then we'd jump ourselves. They
flew better than we did.
Some have asked whether these are
true stories or not. They are. That's
the way I remember them, anyway.


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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
school and working. There is a need
for volunteers for children of all
ages.
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 week in 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.

Trolley Token
Purchase Locations
The following locations offer tokens
to ride the Gulfport/St. Pete Beach
trolley: Domain Home Accessories,
3129 Beach Blvd. S., The Outpost,
3007 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport
Recreation Center, 5730 Shore
Blvd. S., in Gulfport and Bluewater
Outfitters, 341 Corey Ave. in St. Pete
Beach.
If you are a Gulfport or St. Pete Beach
business that is interested in having
your shop participate as a Gulfport-
St. Pete Beach Trolley token purchase
location, call Brian VanSlyke at
893-1069. Soon, flamingo window
cling signs will mark your business
as a "Trolley Token" location!

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


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Ron's Karaoke 7pm Lunch Served Darts 8pm Ron's Karaoke 7pm Bingo 6pm
r11am-2pm Free Pool 'til 5pm Kitchen open
Next Tuesday, August 11, the Auxiliary will be having their general meeting. They would like all Auxiliary members
to come in and meet & greet the new Officers. If you can bring a dish to share, it would be appreciated. The meeting
starts at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there.
If you will check out the parking lot, you will see that we are still in desperate need of having it re-paved. If you can
help us with a donation, it will be greatly appreciated.
Post 305
6999 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 367-1596


TUESDAY
Auxiliary Executive
Meeting 5:45pm
Auxiliary Regular
Meeting 6pm
Harry 7pm


WEDNESDAY

Executive Committee
Meeting 6pm


SHINE as a Volunteer
Do you want a volunteer position
that is truly fulfilling and mentally
stimulating? Then consider
counseling seniors and the disabled
with the SHINE (Service Health
Insurance Needs of the Elders)
program. Volunteers assist clients
with Medicare, Medicaid, private
health insurances, long-term care
options, benefit and claim issues,
prescription drug assistance
programs and much more.
SHINE volunteers are both active
and retired individuals from diverse
career and cultural backgrounds. As
a volunteer, you will receive initial
training, continuing education and
a supportive environment with
dedicated colleagues.
If you have an inquiring mind,
tact and sensitivity as well as a
strong desire to help a vulnerable
population, then SHINE may be the
perfect volunteer opportunity for
you.
Call 570-9696, ext. 234 and speak
with Area Agency on Aging Program
Coordinator, Susan Samson.

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AMERICAN LEGION
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Volunteer
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 food,
staffing, funds, medication, 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
duties.
Please call 588-6912 or 1-888-831-
0404 to volunteer.

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Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!





100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!
In just 62 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
V 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 ANSWER:
Shown last week: The Womens' Town
Beautiful Association was formed in the
late 1910s by Mrs. Julia Lucky, a promi-
nent do-gooder of the era (no idea which
of the ladies she is in last week's picture).
Their first project was to raise the $11 it
Clues in this picture will help you guess the year. Can you find them? would cost to build a "rest house" on the
Answer next week. pier.

Think you know the answer?
Send us an email with your answer, name and
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WellINEWS


By Scott Lafee
Speed Kills
The repeal of the federal speed
control law in 1995, which had
restricted the maximum highway
speed to 55 miles per hour, has
boosted more than just how fast cars
move down the road these days. It
has resulted in a marked increase
in the number of road fatalities and
injuries.
In a new study out of the University
of Illinois Chicago's Public School of
Health, researchers found that in the
10-year period following the law's
1995 repeal, approximately 12,500
deaths in the United States could be
attributed to increased speed limits.
The original 55 mph law was passed
in 1974in response to the oil embargo
and had an immediate impact: a
drop of almost 17 percent in highway
fatalities. Nonetheless, in 1987 the
law was modified to allow states to
raise the speed limit to 65 mph on
some interstate highways, and then
completely revoked in 1995. States
now set their own speed laws.
The researchers say the total
repeal was wrong. "This is a failed
policy because it was, in essence,
an experiment over 10 years,"
said Lee Friedman, lead author of
the study. "People assumed that
increasing the speed limit would not
have an impact. We've shown that
something has happened and it's
quite dramatic."
Friedman says the federal
government should again consider
restricting highway speeds to 55
mph. It would save lives and gas.
GET ME THAT. STAT!
Although the absolute risk is
low, babies born to older mothers
have a slightly greater risk for
many childhood cancers, according
to research out of the Masonic
Cancer Center at the University of
Minnesota.
Risk of contracting seven of the
10 most common childhood cancers
increased slightly, about 7 percent
to 10 percent, with every five-year
increase in maternal age. The father's

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Fetuses that are 30 weeks old
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sounds and vibrations next to the
wombs of pregnant women. After 10
minutes of exposure, fetuses reacted
measurably less than they did
initially, suggesting that they had
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half of individuals have it by age
60 -- I would definitely be taking
in 500 milligrams of caffeine a day
and I would be doing it in coffee.
University of South Florida
researcher Gary Arendash on his
study that suggests coffee might
reverse memory problems caused by
Alzheimer's disease
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Excerpts heard at the August 4, 2009

Gulfport City Council Meeting

Public Comment & Council Quotes


"We made a little plaque for you guys... in recogni-
tion of all the hard work you do."- Krista Chapin,
Sea Scouts Ship 951, to Gulfport Council.
"Councilwoman King has been opposed to Mr.
Driscoll for years. I have gotten the impression in
council meetings that it was because of the cost of
the litigation regarding Pasadena Properties, but
that is her right and she is open about it. When I
first moved here I read something in The Gabber
that alluded to Pasadena Properties being in their
location for some time, and it only became impor-
tant when councilwoman King joined the council
and brought up the issue. So, even though all, or a
majority, of the council voted to pursue litigation, I
have always been under the impression-rightly or
wrongly-that we would not have had this expense
had it not been important to councilwoman King."
-Dotty Wolski

"I believe that every citizen has a right and a duty
to instruct our elected officials. I am here to night
to do just that...I'm here tonight to instruct you
that you did not have to blindly rubber stamp ev-
erything the city manager (puts) before you..."
- John Freiburger
"She counseled the sweet little old lady who an-
swered the door until she said yes," Debbie Blake
about a member of the Merchant's Association
"Who does the city manager work for the Mer-
chant's Association or the city?" -Debbie Blake

"I think the people in the unincorporated area that
we're talking about here actually have a right to
vote on this," -Michele King


Business
Sqr\/ice


"We're getting a lot of litter; where's Dawn?" Coun-
cilwoman Judy Ryerson asked as she implored
Gulfportians to pick up litter on the beach if they
saw it.
"She's away for the summer," Councilwoman King
said.
"That explains that,"Ryerson responded.
"At... what we call the old Winn-Dixie complex...
it will be redone and it will come back as a Save-
A-Lot food store," Mayor Mike Yakes. Yakes also
said he hadn't seen a contract to support this.

"The point being we just let someone go...if you're
hiring someone on a 1099 basis how is that hiring
a full-time attorney?" -Margaret Tober
If your government is going to do that to us and
we're not even part of your government, why would
we want to be a part of your government?" -Frank
VanBibber
"I think the people have a right to vote. I'm sorry.
I see the people who come in here and talk and the
people who don't come in here and talk are entitled
to their vote." -Judy RyersonGulfport Will Not Attempt
Annexation

"I am here tonight to instruct councilmember
Worthington that he needs to stop pushing his
'special interest' agenda in regard to the mooring
field. We just don't have the need or the funds to
pursue this project. I am here tonight to instruct
all councilmembers to request complete disclosure
from the city manager as to any other phases for
the city's marina and to request the transfer of all
excess marina funds to the general fund."-John
Freiburger


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Persons with special needs (medical,
transportation, mobility and other
needs) must register with the
Pinellas County Office of Emergency
Management if they might need
special assistance at the time of
a hurricane threat. Registration
forms are available at the Maximo
Resource Center located at 4815
34 Street S. in St. Petersburg. The
Center is staffed by volunteers and
is open Monday through Friday from
9 a.m. until noon and until 3 p.m.
Persons with pets must also register
for pet evacuation and shelter needs.
Registration forms for pets are also
available at the Center.
The Center's staff volunteers also
have telephone numbers for agencies
and services that may be needed
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fruits, canned meats and tuna, Kool-
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jims, any small microwave products
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products, baby wipes, chapstick,
sunscreen, bandanas, socks, zip
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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
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struck large vehicle that was set up doing roadway striping. The driver of the Ford pick up
truck was found to be unconscious and trapped. Additional personnel from were called in
to assist in freeing the victim. Firefighters and Police worked quickly and were able to use
the Hurst "Jaws of Life" tool to make enough room to perform a rapid extrication of the
patient. The patient was transported to the local trauma center by Sunstar and St. Pete
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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during the
past week.
Friday 7/24
Suspicious Vehicle- 5800 BIk 7th Ave.
S.
Domestic Verbal- 2900 BIk Beach Blvd.
S.
Abandoned Vehicle- 5800 BIk 9th Ave.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 4800 BIk 29th
Ave. S.
Theft- 2700 BIk 52nd St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 2200 BIk 52nd St. S.
Saturday 7/25
Animal Complaint- 5800 BIk 28th Ave.
S.
Arrest on Warrant- 2200 BIk 54th St.
S.
Burglary- 6200 BIk 10th Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5000 BIk Newton
Ave. S.
Battery- 5800 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Open Door/Window- 4900 BIk 9th Ave.
S.
Sunday 7/26
Noise Complaint- 6300 BIk Vista Verde
Dr. E
Arrest on Warrant- 5900 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Trespasser- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd S.
Domestic Battery- 6200 BIk 11th Ave.
S.
Accident with Injuries- 2200 BIk 49th
St. S.
Monday 7/27
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk 29th
Ave. S.


Theft- 3000 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Drunk Person- 1900 BIk 55th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5600 BIk 27th
Ave. S.
Battery- 1600 BIk 58th St. S.
Tuesday 7/28
Domestic Battery- 1000 BIk 58th St. S.
Abandoned Vehicle- 1300 BIk 59th St.
S.
Battery- 1800 BIk 49th St. S.
Theft- 5400 BIk 30th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk 24th
Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 1000 BIk 52nd St. S.
Drunk Person- 5800 BIk 27th Ave. S.
Wednesday 7/29
Animal Complaint- 2800 BIk 49th St.
S.
Animal Complaint- 2000 BIk 59th St.
S.
Vessel Stop- Waterfront.
Theft- 3000 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Violation of Court Order- 5500 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Thursday 7/30
Prowler- 5200 Blk 12th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 5200 Blk 12th Ave.
S.
Battery- 1900 Blk 49th St. S.
DUI Investigation- 4900 Blk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Theft- 4600 Blk Tifton Dr. S.


Drunk Person- 4900 Blk 31st Ave. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 5200 Blk 9th Ave.
S.
Battery- 3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S.
Theft- 5100 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 900 BIk Hull St. S.
Hit & Run- 1200 BIk Freemont St. S.
DUI Investigation- 1400 BIk 49th St. S.
Noise Complaint- 5400 BIk 15th Ave.
S.



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
country.
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.


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The St. Petersburg Police
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interviews for Volunteer Road
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police professionals is looking for
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Gabber August 6 -August 12, 2009


Crime Awareness Meeting
Crime Awareness & Prevention meetings will now be held at the Neighbor-
hood Center, 1617 49 Street S. at 7 p.m. starting August 10 at 7 p.m. They are
asking all the crime watch neighbors who have started their own programs to
attend this meeting as it pertains to unattended properties in the city as well
as other information of concerns. They are asking those of you who live in the
Zone Two area which borders 49th St. and 7th Ave. S. west to 55th St. S. south
to Tangerine Ave. S. east from Tangerine to 49th St. S. to attend as they are
hoping to get a crime watch started in this area.
For more information, contact Jeri Reed at 548-5566 days and 327-3509
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Seeks Volunteers
Have you ever thought of
volunteering?GulfBeachesHistorical
Museum has a large, diverse group
of volunteers who participate in all
aspects of the Museum.
Do you enjoy looking at "neat old
things" and learning more about
them? Volunteers who work behind
the scenes carry out the function of
the museum's mission: "to preserve
our island history".
Do you love visiting with people?
Volunteers teach touring visitors
and assisting in the gift shop. You
represent to the public a friendly,
inviting experience!
By contributing your time and
sharing your wealth of experience
the Museum will continue it's proud
tradition of being an "all volunteer
operated" organization. No special
skill, talent or knowledge is needed,
other than an interest in our island
history. The rewards of volunteering
are many, including the friendships
you'll make.
As a Pinellas County Volunteer
you will receive special benefits,
invitations and rewards for
committing six hours a month.
Training is provided at the Museum.
It is their goal to place volunteers
into activities they will enjoy. They
couldn't open our doors without
the help of volunteers! Please join
today!
If you would like to be a part of this
vital group please leave a message
at the museum, 727-552-1610.
Gulf Beaches Historical Museum is
located at 115 10 Avenue in Pass-a-
Grille, St. Pete Beach.

Attention Shutterbugs!
How do you see your town and your
life? Send us your best photo--it can
be of anything, from a picture of your
pooch or a mailbox you think is cool-
-and we'll choose one to run every
week starting July 2.
E-mail your photo to news@
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at least 200dpi and in JPG format.
Alternately, bring or mail your
printed photos to The Gabber, 1419
49 Street S., Gulfport, FL 33707. The
Gabber cannot guarantee printed
photos will get returned.

Gabber August 6 August 12, 2009


USCG Safe Boating
Classes
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous
cycle of Safe Boating Classes
every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., 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.
August classes include: "Your
Highway Signs" August 11; "Rules
of the Nautical Road" August 18 and
"Piloting Your Boat Part-A" .
Cost is $40 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.


Gulfport Tuesday
Market
Every Tuesday from 9 a.m. until
3 p.m. you can find the Gulfport
Tuesday Market on Beach Boulevard
south of 28th Ave. S. in Gulfport in
the Waterfront District. It is a free
and family friendly event. Each week
you will find produce, music, and craft
and art vendors like Anne Painted
Signs who offers custom painted and
decorative signs for your home, office
and garden. Contact: http://gulfport-
market.com, info@gulfport-market.
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Undoubtedly Amazing: American Stage's Doubt


By Cathy Salustri

Director Todd Olson deserves
high praise for American Stage's
production of Doubt, the final
play of their 30th season. Every
aspect of the show, from the
lighted stained glass set pieces
to the richness each actor brings
to his role, supports American
Stage's reputation as the top lo-
cal professional theatre.
Doubt deals with a priest
suspected of molesting a young
boy at a parochial school. Sister
Aloysius, played by Christine
Decker, plays the school's princi-
pal who expresses concern over
Father Flynn's (Eric Davis) al-
leged actions with a young black
boy at the school. Decker and
Davis share the audience's sym-
pathies throughout the 90-min-
ute show; one minute it seems
that Sister Aloysius knows the
real story about Flynn's actions
with the boy, the next Flynn
convinces the house of his in-
nocence. Chr
Although the plot centers Joh
around the alleged abuse, the
issue of whether or not the mo-
lestation occurred isn't what moves
the show. The characters' convic-
tions and doubts sweep the audience
along with the storyline.
Decker unquestionably turns in
a stunning performance and sets
the pace for the other actors to fol-
low, which they all do quite well.
Her character scares the students,
encourages the young novice, Sis-
ter James (Samantha McKinnon
Brown), to inspire fear rather than
confidence, and lies in an attempt to
elicit a confession from a priest. De-
spite her icy exterior, Decker shows
how these actions reinforce rather
than negate Sister Aloysius' compas-
sion and love for her students and
the lengths she will go to protect
them.
Davis, too, evokes sympathy,
although Aloysius casts doubt on
him not just for the other actors but
the audience as well. Davis plays a
charming young priest who claims
he just wants to reach out to the
students.
Brown spends the most time


istine Decker delivers a riveting performance as Sister Aloysius in American Stage's production of


n Patrick Shanley's Doubt.

onstage with Decker, matching her
intensity beautifully. She delivers a
thoughtful performance that allows
the audience, no matter what they
believe about the allegations, to
identify with her.
Erica Sutherlin playes Mrs. Muel-
ler, mother to the boy in question.
She, too, evokes empathy despite
her character's unexpected response
to Sister Aloysius' allegations.
From a technical perspective
American Stage has all good things
going on in their new space. The sets
are artistically crafted with atten-
tion to detail seldom seen locally.
Lighting Designer Ben Williams
and Set Desiger Scott Hooper create
not only a stunning set but use the
lights and set to advance the show
during the brief scene transitions.
The ending of the show might throw
some, although don't go into this
show expecting plot twists or any
great resolution. Expect to see a
great show and have a wonderfully
thought-provoking, if not a little too
short, of an evening. Nothing about
this show that disappoints, and it


easily outperforms many of the tour-
ing shows that come through town.
American Stage extended the run
of this show through August 23.
Shows run Wednesday through
Sunday. Wednesday and Thursday
evening shows have a 7:30 p.m.
curtain; Friday and Saturday night
shows start at 8. The theatre has a 3
p.m. weekend matinee.
Tickets cost $24-$39 depending on
the performance date and time. Stu-
dents can buy $10 rush tickets 30
minutes before each show, although
last Thursday night American Stage
didn't have many seats left.
You can buy tickets from the
American Stage Box Office at 823-
7529 or on their web site, www.
americanstage.org.
American Stage has moved to 163
3rd Street North in St. Petersburg.
Cathy Salustri works as a stage
manager and sound designer for
local professional theatre companies,
although she never works on shows
she reviews. You can contact her at
CathySalustri@The Gabber.com.


Gabber August 6 -August 12, 2009







Super Senior Trolley
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The Gulfport/St. Pete Beach
Connector Trolley now has Super
Senior Trolley Token Saver packs.
The Packs are $10 and contain 12
special tokens only available for
use by those over the age of 55.
You will have to show your I.D. to
purchase and use the tokens. These
special tokens are only available at:
The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior
Center, 5501 27th Ave. So. and The
Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730
Shore Blvd. So.

Host a High School
Exchange Student
Foundation for Intercultural Travel
(FIT), a State Department designated
exchange visitor program is currently
matching international students,
ages 15 to 18 with host families in
our area. Families of all types are
eligible to host, retired couples to
single parent families.
Students arrive approximately one
week before your school's start date
and bring their own spending money
for clothes, entertainment and other
expenses. They have their own
medical insurance. Most importantly,
they bring a sincere desire to become
a part of your family.
Host families agree to include their
student as a family member. They
have one semester, as well as full
academic year students. All students
speak English.
Please call Maryann at
877-439-7862.

Kitten and Puppy
Donations Needed
SPCA Tampa Bay currently has
more than 70 kittens and 50 puppies
living in volunteer foster homes.
Foster parents are provided with
all the necessary items to help
these youngsters grow up strong
and healthy. Donated items such as
newspapers, laundry detergent, and
paper towels is vital to keep this
program viable. Volunteers work
around the clock to care for these
young pups and frisky feline babies
until they are ready for adoption.
For information on becoming a foster
volunteer or a complete list of items

Gabber August 6 August 12, 2009


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org or shop at the SPCA Tampa Bay
Pet Boutique, 9099 130 Avenue N.,
Largo.

Volunteer Nurses
Needed at Free Clinic
Are you enthusiastic, friendly and
optimistic? Do you have a couple
hours a week or a month to volunteer
in a warm and friendly environment
with a great team? St. Petersburg
Free Clinic offers free medical care
to the medically underserved adult.
We need volunteer nurses to assist
our volunteer physicians and staff
ARNP. All you need is a giving heart


and a current license. Please be that
listening ear and helping hand to
someone in need. Go home feeling
great by knowing that you have
made a difference! Contact Angel
Schumaker at aschumakerspfc@
yahoo.com or call (727) 821-1200, ext.
114.
St. Petersburg Free Clinic is located
at 863 3rdAvenue North andprovides
temporary assistance for families
and individuals in need of the basics
of food, shelter, health care, limited
financial assistance and referral
information. For more information
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Why am
Go ahead! Ask me. OK. I'll tell
ya. I'm smiling because of
an event that happened last
week.
No, it was not that the Beer Summit
happened at the White House and
I just know in the very core of my
being that there's a joke out there
that goes "A Policeman, a Professor
and a President walk into a bar..."
And it wasn't that Florida is now
better known for its python-a-mania
as opposed to say, shark attacks or
hurricanes.
I'm smiling, (quite giddy truthfully)
because the most monumental event
that happened last week was that
training camp opened. That means
football season is coming!
God, I love football! Love it! So much
so that I find it hard to live without
it. I was pondering a few weeks ago
about the pros and cons of football
being year round. I'm talking real
football now. Not some lame league.
Not even arena football. But the
NFL.
The pros for year-round NFL went
something like this:


By Anne Rush


I Smiling?
1.NASCAR
2. Basketball
3. Baseball
4. Tennis
5. Bowling
6. Golf
7. Olympics (some years)
8. Rodeo
9. Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest
which I actually watched this past
4th of July.
The cons went like this:
1. If it was on year round, I fear that
I would become complacent and that
it would be less meaningful for me. I
wouldn't feel my heart racing or my
blood pumping or be as excited as I
am right now. And I like this feeling.
Don't get me wrong. I'd love the
opportunity to test this theory, but I
fear it would be true.
And the only other reason against
year-round NFL would be that some
players probably need some down
time in the off-season to show up for
court dates and to do their community
service and all.
That's it. That's all I could come up
with.


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But none of that matters today,
because it's coming! Training camp
means coverage from the media.
Which means pre-season games
are right around the corner. Which
means the SEASON is about to start!
And soon.
I now have a purpose for my
Sundays. I feel a little guilty because
I was raised Catholic (and that's what
they do), but the only time I think
about joining a church is in February
after the Super Bowl because right
then I really am a lost lamb. I don't
know what to do with that day. And
lots of people have suggested to me
that I could surely go to a 10:30 a.m.
service and be home in plenty of time
for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
But what they don't understand is
that I can actually begin pre-game at
11 a.m. on ESPN, then switch to FOX
at noon, then kick-off for the early
game at 1 and then the late game
at 4 and oftentimes an 8:00 game,
which means... I can watch football
for 12 hours straight in one day! It
just doesn't get any better than that
if you're like me! Eternal salvation
can wait.
Besides, it's not as though I don't
have my own personal relationship
with Him on Sundays in the fall.
Why, I've been known to alternately
pray to God and take his name in
vain several times during the games,
especially the play-offs, so I feel as
though we're still talking to each
other. I know that lightning may
strike me at any time now, but you
know what? As long as I'm wearing
a Steelers shirt when it happens, I
think I'd be OK with it.
I remember back in the early 80s
I played in an office pool. Every
week I studied each team's record,
considered home field advantage,
took into account the injury lists all
those scientific facts. I could have
been a well-paid sports announcer
on a pre-game show. But all my
efforts were in vain because the ditz
in the office who didn't know diddly
about football would often times pick
the teams from the paper by which
helmets she liked best. She won the
pool 12 times that year. I hated her. I
still hate her.
But all that's beside the point today
because it's coming up on Any Given
Sunday, people! And all is right with
my world. :)

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541 49th St. S
898-8463
FREE DIAGNOSTIC
* Virus Removal Hardware/Software
Upgrades Networking
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YOUR COMPUTERYOUR HOME- Fair Rates,
Senior-Friendly, Repair & Tutoring. 25 Years
Experience. Home Theater Hookup Phil Pen-
rose 727-204-7288.

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Compute awards
PC & Network Certified
Desktop/Laptop Repair $29 per hour
Network Repair $39 per hour
343 8th Ave. N. office: 727-575-9053
Tierra Verde, FL. 33715 cell: 727-599-4303



Computer Dydreamers
Repair MicrosoftOffice2007 FAX/AT
30 Years Expedence Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-8pm
Sun. & Mon. 10am-6pm
3037 Beach Boulevard
388-3493



B&B ELECTRICAL
SOLUTIONS
We Have the Solutions to Your Electrical
Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Break-
ers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior
Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-546-7047
PHONE JACKS $65
Low Voltage Wiring, Home Theater, CATV,
Computer Networking, Licensed (C-10036) &
Insured. Visa/MC. 727-547-8001.
FREE ESTIMATES Any Size Job. Service
Upgrades. Fuse to Breakers, Insured Master
Electrician. Home Generator H/Ups. Call Rob-
ert, 455-1099. C-6443/ER#14346.


AC ELECTRIC
727-345-3108
Over 30 years experience. Residential &
Commercial. New or remodel work, service
upgrades, lightning arrestors, fans and lighting
installed. State License #ER0007653.


HANDYMAN SERVICES LLC.- All Types of
Work. Low Hourly Rate. 727-458-7817.
HANDYMAN
Woodwork, Doors, Trim, Decks, Screening
Patio's, Home Repairs. Honest-Reliable, Call
and Talk to Me. Charlie 727-459-6968.


GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experi-
ence, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends.
Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed.
Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount,
727-432-8369.
HANDYMAN SERVICES-All Home repairs
from A-Z. We do your Homework! 727-327-
2948.
SEMI RETIRED HANDYMAN- Willing to work
at 25% Discount for the job. Call Gus at 727-
644-6194.
THIS OLD HOUSE
MASTER CRAFTSMAN
Interior/Exterior Home Repairs. Excellent Rep-
utation. Long List of Satisfied Clients. Done the
Way You Want It! 727-543-4214.
Heat/Ar/1[+1; Cnit ionn


_ 2 P.O. Box4001
709-7979 St. Petersburg, FL. 33731


Sales Repair I Maintenance
All Makes and Models

Free Air Handler 727
with purchase of 32 79 72 7
matching condenser 3 -9
Lic. CAC-018936 24hours / 7days
BETTER BUILT APPLIANCES-and Air Con-
ditioners. Area's Oldest Plug-in Air Condition-
ing Specialist. Sales, Service, Repairs. 5520
28th St. N. St. Pete. 727-415-8162.


ROOFING REPAIRS
$99 & UP
30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal ro-
oring, flat roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727-
418-3357.
AL'S WINDOW TINTING-727-403-2323. Resi-
dential, Commercial, Auto, 23yrs. Experience.
Free Estimates"
ADDITIONS, RENOVATIONS-Windows,
Kitchens, Repairs & More. Noble Construction.
Over 30 Years Experience. Free Estimates.
Lic.#CBC1256435. Ted, 727-688-8554, 727-
576-7829.


50% OFF
CONSTRUCTION
* Interior/Exterior Comm./Res.
* Repair/Remodel New
SAll Flooring
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CONCRETE
FLATWORK
Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks & Slab Addi-
tions. Lic#C8057 & Insured. 30 Years Experi-
ence. (727)418-1701.
HAVE TOOLS WILL TRAVEL- Licenced Car-
penter. Great Rates. DEPENDABLE. 22 Years
in Gabber. Rotted wood, doors, eaves, decks,
etc. C-5754, 727-821-9973.


M .t5aelT& ranite

Counters_ Kitchen
Tables G ranite from Bath
Fireplaces $2sq. Surrounds


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6 Years


Lic C7848 Insured

I SPECIAL SALE I
I REPLACEMENT WINDOWS
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I 344-33631
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EVERY TYPE OF WOOD
REPAIR 727-437-6200
Interior/Exterior. Rotted Wood, Front/Back
Porch, Termite Damage, Door, Eaves, Decks.
Expert Craftsman with Many References.

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* Room Additions Lightning Protection
* Fuses to Breakers Mobile Homes
* Circuits Added Phone Wiring
* Ceiling Fans Security Lighting & More
Licensed
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S.O.S. ROOFING
Commercial/Residential. Repair or Replace.
Replace broken tile, rotted wood. Shingle, Tile
or Flat. 40 years experience. Lic#RC29027195.
Call 727-541-6090

REMODELING
ADDITIONS SAFE ROOMS

Art Padula
Building in Gulfport since 1973
727-327-2100 / 515-7509 cell
Padula Development & Construction Co., Inc.
State Licensed CBC-035154 Insured

CORRECT ROOFING LIC. CCC132791- All
Types Roofing from Leaks to Complete Re-
Roofs. Insured, Dependable. Free Estimates.
Quality Workmanship. 727-214-4768.
JERRY'S CARPET SERVICE & REPAIR-
Over 20 Years Experience. Covering the
Beaches. Call for Free Estimate. Specializing
in Repairs. 813-361-7463.

* Bedrooms Room
* Baths Additions
*Kitchens Porch
* Storm c s Enclosures
*Sr Soffit &
Protection Fascia

Whitman Contractor, Inc.
*All Types of Remodeling Free Estimates
Bill (Skip) Whitman
727-528-8979
Licensed & Insured LC #CR C052336

A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential,
Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Special-
ists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let "A
Old-Timer" Do It! Licensed RCC0051451 and
Insured. 824-9996.


VIOLIN
SUZUKI METHOD
Ages 5 & Up, Call Rosie at 727-418-6389.

BE A CNA
In Less Than 40 Hours
Day/Eve/Wkd, 99% Pass Rate, No HS/GED
Money Back Guarantee, Member of BBB
Free Blood Pressure Cuff & Stethoscope
Your fastest way to a medical career.
[.] =l M d ical Prep,
727-548-7737 www.Beacna.com

WE GO THERE! 321-6965


James Fox Tree Service
Owner/Operator for over 20 years
"We make your trees feel beautiful"
Trees cleaned, elevated
Property Maintenance
Stump grinding
Hazardous limb removal
Uc.# 0700008985 Storm and roof protection
SInsured
727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601

LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Mowing,
Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush/Tree Removal,
Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling.
Dependable. Senior Discounts, Call Dave,
727-215-2229.
GREAT YARD WORK-Cutting, Edging, Rak-
ing Leaves, Clean Up Lots, Apartment Clean-
Outs, Garages. Trim Trees, Tree Removal, Etc.
Pressure Washing. Sylvester, 460-8721.




Is your house cleared from limbs
FREE
Coppolas MULCH
Trpp oq---- -ertified
Tree Servic mangrove
322-0890 pei
20 Years
Experience Licensed/Insured
Lic.# FL-0203A

EXPERT SPRINKLER
REPAIR
Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years
Experience. Reasonable Rates. 439-0792
Leave Message. Lic.#C8312.
LAWNMOWING & TRIMMING- Free Esti-
mates, Reasonable Rates. Rich, 727-418-
9226.
JEFF'S LAWN SERVICE- Mowing, Trimming,
Edging, Blowing, Yard Clean-ups. Leaf and
Debris removal. ALSO: Odd jobs. Reasonable
rates, 727-341-0185
CREATIVE LAWN DESIGN- Not Happy with
Your Present Lawn Service? Call Me. Cut,
Edge, Weed, Tree Trimming. We'll Make You
Happy! 727-515-9165 Ask for Pete.

J&H LAWN &TREE
SERVICE 727-641-7089
The Storms Are Coming! Full Tree Service,
Property Clean-Ups, Monthly Lawn Service,
Pressure Washing, All Types of Handyman
Work Also Available. Free Estimates, Excel-
lent Prices, Licensed/Insured.
PROFESSIONAL LAWN CARE- Reasonable
Prices, Leaf & Debris Removal, Palm & Tree
Pruning. Spring Cleanouts. Call Don, 644-
4374.


1/2 PRICE
TREE SERVICE
Neat, Clean Professional, Removals, Trim-
ming, Clean-Ups, No Job to Big or Small. Li-
censed & Insured. 727-367-1200.

BFW Landscaping
Complete Lawn Services
Tree Work & Stump Grinding
SPECIAL FREE
Cleanups & Stump Grinding ESTIMATES
(727) 522-8456
Serving Pinellas Since 1967


DAN'S HAULING-341-1135. Full Service
Cleanups. Bobcat & Demo Work.


BYRON JOHNSON PAINTING PLUS, INC.-
Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall,
Taping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates.
Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-
1088.
MASTERS PAINTING & DECORATING- In-
terior/Exterior with Benjamin Moore. Pressure
Cleaning. Wallpaper, Window Treatments,
Lic.#C-4749. Qualit Work Over 26 Years. 344-
1674. References, Guaranteed.
PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates.
Commercial Residential References Upon
Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.
PAINT & PACK
Precise, Reliable, Low Cost, Superior Results.
References Available. Call Jill for Estimate. Lic.
# EIN26-4024165. 727-344-1552.
McCLELLAN PAINTING INC.-Residential
Specialist. Interior/Exterior. Free Estimates.
Fair & Honest Rates. Lic.# C-8774. 727-546-
8034.


SMALL JOB SPECIALIST- Senior Discount.
CFC1427888. Call Charlie, 727-522-2508.

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lg i !$401

PLUMBING OFF
SINCE 1961 Any Service I
Senior Expiress 31/0
Discount C= L -J
Fl ,. M i 0 :7015

321-4276 Emergnice
LINGO'S PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs,
Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning,
Remodels, New Construction, Accepting
Credit Cards. Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-
9523.


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HOME DECOR SEWING CLASSES-Pillows,
Cushions, Slipcovers, Screen Printing. Small
Classes, Individual Attention. 727-328-1431
or sewityourselfworkshops.blogspot.com. Day
and Evening Classes.
HEM JEANS $5 Alterations and other minor
repairs $7 & up. Eileen's Resale Boutique.
5401 Gulfport Blvd. Tue-Sat, 10-3p.m. 727-
322-1422.

HELP! I've Fallen Down
EL And I Can't Get Up!
#1 Doctor Recommended; Keep Your Independence.
Perfect for snow birds as well. Life Alert System can
be transferred to your northern address then brought
back when you return. Call Richard at Life Alert:




TRAVELING HAIR-
DRESSER AVAILABLE
Licensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 522-
4562 or Cell 410-5419.

FREE ESTIMATES
Affordable Recession Redecorating
tTe Upholstery Doctot
Yourre-upholsteryspecialist
727866-038
TheUpholsteryDoctor@yahoo.com

RETIREMENT SAVINGS
LOSING VALUE?
Earn 7% steady income, payable monthy
guaranteed by mortgages. Local group is pur-
chasing residential properties from banks at
50-60% off today's value and selling them to
quality home buyers on lease option. Contact
Gene Olson @ 727-612-1824.
SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS In Your Home.
Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All
Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632.
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LOSING YOUR
RETIREMENT MONEY?
Will you have enough saved? There are safe
alternatives most people don't know about.
Call Mike today for a free retirement analysis
and to learn more. I am here to help you! Long
time Gulfport resident. Fast friendly service.
727-403-0051. Licensed/Insured.

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Simple and Affordable
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CREATE YOUR OWN INCOME- Jobs are
Hard to Find. Earn Extra Money by Becoming
a Distributor for one of the Newest Products
on the Market. Initial Start-Up can be as Little
as $30 or No More than $130. 727-239-6470
or 727-547-2029.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- For $12 per week.
Call 321-6965.

THREE LICENSED BARBERS and Two
Braiders or Stylists. Brand New Barber & Styl-
ing Chairs, Booth Rental $100/wk. Great Lo-
cation. 727-430-0033.
PLACE YOUR HELP WANTED AD- Here for
$12 per week. Call 321-6965.


Writer Wanted

Have you
got what
it takes?

The Gabber is looking for
an experiencd stringer
reporter to cover the
St. Pete Beach city beat.
We have high expectations
and pay accordingly.

Must have a digital camera and know how
to use it. Must know AP style writing.
Must be available for Friday AM meetings.
We're anxious to meet you.
Bring your writing samples and camera
Apply in person only
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
from 10:00 am 5:00 pm


Gibber
Since 1968
1419 49th St. South Gulfport

COUNTER HELP WANTED Days/Nights.
Bait Shop, Daily Pay. Plus Commission. Must
know something about fishing. Apply in Per-
son. 2445 34th St. So. Ask for Rosa.






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1986 HONDA CIVIC- 105K, 4-Door, 4-Cyl,
Runs Good. New Belts/Water Pump/Sparks.
$1200 o.b.o. 727-343-4930.
1995 FORD ESCORT- Immaculate. New tires.
Asking $2500. 727-485-4603
1995 GMC SONOMA Extended Cab, 5-spd.
4 cyl. New Clutch, Starter, Muffler. Cruise &
Extras, Cloth Interior, Good Condition, Great
Work Truck, Value $2,300. Must Sell, $1,600
o.b.o. 727-902-9971. Appt. Please.
1996 LINCOLN TOWN CAR- Green, Good
Shape, New A/C. $3500 o.b.o. 1985 Black
Chevy Camaro, Runs Good, Tons of Work
Done, Tires with Crager Rims Flow Master
Exhaust, Stereo, CD Payer. Asking $1800.
17" Black American Racing Rims, Fits 5 Lug
1/2 Ton Truck or Car, $300 o.b.o. Call Annie
Thompson, 743-7355 & Leave Message.
2001 PLYMOUTH NEON- $4000. Good Con-
dition. 32,634 Miles. 727-547-9535.
CASH PAID FOR CARS- Prices Subject to
Steel Market Value. 727-328-8004.
COMPLETE TOW BAR- For Saturn. $75. 727-
420-0100.
I BUY ALL CARS-Junk or Jewels & Pay Fair
Price. Gulfport Resident for 25yrs. 727-551-
1851 or 727-512-4371 for Free on Site Esti-
mate. Must have Title.

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


37" COMPUTER MONITOR- TV, LCD Flat w/
New 10' VGA Cable. $500 o.b.o. VCR to DVD
ViceVersa Dubbing Machine, $100. Wireless
Keyboard, Mouse, $35. Debbie, 727-327-
1370.


2 DRAWER METAL FILE CABINET- $30.
Patio Roll Up Blind, White, 10'x6', $10. 727-
345-6419.
GLASSTOP DINING ROOM TABLE- w/6
Vinyl Upholstered Chairs. Perfect Condition.
$125.727-392-7871.
DINING TABLE- Oval, w/4-chairs, Antique
white. Dark top. Will e-mail photos. $180. 727-
864-2477
GIRLS BEDROOM SET- 6-pc. Dresser, Can-
opy bed, night stand, desk, bookcase, chair.
High Quality. Will e-mail photos. $750. 727-
864-2477
2-DRAWER WOODEN FILING-Cabinet, Le-
gal Size. $100. 727-322-8549.


HOMEDICS FOOT MASSAGER Used Once
$10, 727-488-7944.
ANTIQUE SEWING MACHINE- Kohler
$50.00. Call 727-343-4930 Alexander
COMPUTER ARMOIR Brand New, $100,
Computer, Gateway, $65, 26" TV, Magnavox,
No Remote, $50, Two Green Pedestal/end
tables, 2/$18, Call 327-2246.
WILTON CAKE PANS- Large Selection Nov-
elty Cake Pans. Novelty, $5. 727-345-2713.

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GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
GEORGE FOREMAN GRILL- plus bun warm-
er still in unopened box. $18. Call 526-9253

HOVEROUND SCOOTER- Cash or Cashires
check. $2000. Originally $8000. 727-367-
1765.
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
DOUBLE BURIAL CRYPT-Woodlawn Gar-
dens, Call 345-8846.
PLAYSTATION 3-2-Wireless Remotes, Wand,
Three Games. $240 o.b.o. 727-553-9327.
SCOOTER OR WHEELCHAIR LIFT- 3 Years
Young, For Van, Harmar Mobility. Excellent
Condition. Weight Capacity 350 LBS. $2500
o.b.o. 727-420-0100.
ROCKPORT SIZE 11 MEDIUM- Boat Shoes,
Leather, Never been worn, $30. 727-686-
0767.
2 STEERING WHEEL/PEDAL- Remotes for
Regular Xbox, $15. 17" KDS Computer Moni-
tor, $15. Stainless Steel Boat Prop, Johnson
150 HP, $99, Small White Cabinet, $10. 727-
329-9922.


QUIT SMOKING FOR $130- Try the Electron-
ic Smokless E-Cig. Save Money, Get Healthier
without Losing the Enjoyment of Smoking. Call
727-239-6470 or 727-547-2029.
EVERLAST 50 LB PUNCHING BAG-Hang-
ing, $35 o.b.o. 727-384-0724.



PASADENA YACHT &
COUNTRY CLUB
Pelican Bay Marina Boat Slips Available for
lease. 25'-45' Available Now! Call Sarah Har-
vey, 727-381-7922 Ext 11 or
pyccmembership@tampabay.rr.com
WET SLIPS AVAILABLE- From 25' to 45' Sail
or Power. $7/Ft. Easy Access to Gulf. 727-641 -
6465.
2 PEDASTAL CUSHIONED-Boat Seats. Good
Shape. $50 ea. Pasadena area. Call Tom, 656-
4011.
TANDEM AXLE Aluminum Trailer & Solid
Haul. Must Sell. 727-403-4603.


BAKERS RACK- Like New, Originally $119,
$45, Walker, Heavy Duty w/basket, $79, Small
Folding Table, w/handle, $35, Electric Broom,
$15, Christmas Items, 327-7462.






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Notice is hereby given that on
8/20/2009 at 10:30 am the following
mobile home will be sold at public
auction pursuant to F.S. 715.104.
1972 HOLI TV S72227226304 Last
Tennant: Wiliam Clyde Leighton. Sale
to be held at: Belle Haven MHP
27554 US 19 N. Clearwater, FL
34621. 727-799-4906

NOTICE OF NON-JUDICIAL SALE- Pursuant
to FLA statute 328.17 at Bay Pines Marina,
5000-92nd St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 10:00a.
m. Monday, August 17, 2009, 1984 Murray
Chris-Craft, owned by John A. Check, for un-
paid storage fees..


7000 HIBISCUS AVE. S. Pasadena. Apt. 2,
Sat/Sun. 8a.m.-?
534 39TH ST. S.- Boys & Girls Clothes, New &
Old. Size 2-16, Shoes, Misc. Items. Saturday,
7:30-?
BIG YARD SALE Inside and Outside house,
6820 Mango Ave. S. Fri., Sat. & Sun.
7540 14TH AVE. N.- (Behind Azalea School
off Russell) Saturday 8a.m.-4p.m. Household,
Clothing & More.
2202 57TH ST. S. APT. 107 Sat. & Sun. 10-
3p.m. Open House Moving Sale, 2nd Floor,
Couch, Bed, Entertainment Center, TV, Cof-
fee Table, Computer Desk, All Modern, &
other misc. Cash Only. Call Jason forViewing.
543-8147.
ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE Melrose Oa-
sis. 1801 Melrose Ave. S. Boys, Girls, Men
& Women's Clothing, Shoes. Sat. 8:30a.m.-?
Breakfast served 8:30.m. with a $5 Donation.
School Supplies will be given away! Hoping to
See you there! Sponsored by Wheeler Temple
Church of God in Christ.
4 FAMILY SALE- Fri/Sat. 8a.m.-2p.m. 4929
9th Ave. S. Rain or Shine!
4551 22nd Ave. S. Sunday only, 9a.m.-5p.m.
Lots of Stuff!







5501 27th Ave. S.
Friday, August 7, 9:00

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of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and pre-
served throughout the world now and forever.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude,
worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, helper
of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9
times a day. By the 8th day, your prayer will be
answered. Say it for 9 days. it has never been
known to fail. Publication must be promised.
My prayers have been answered. M.A.
NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL
- 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
Tuesdays. G.F.
POWERFUL PRAYER TO HOLY SPIRIT -
Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who
lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you
who ive me the divine gifts to forgive and for-
get all 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 and mine.
G.B.



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MIDTOWN 1 br /lba Cottage near Sweet Bay shopping WSG incl. $395
GULFPORT-STETSON AREA 2/3 br hardwood firs large yard $975
PINELLAS TRL West of 58th St. site laundry lbr $550 2br $695
LAKE MAGGIORE Over looking the lake 1 & 2 br units $695 & $795
CHILDS PARK 2/1 W&D hookups, new CHA/carpet & paint $645
22nd STREET BUS DIST 3br/lba large fenced lot carport $795
CAMPBELL PARK 4br/lba Fresh Paint New Carpet. Utility room $795


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GULFPORT 2BR/1BA APT.-2nd floor. Clean,
Quiet and Close to Art District. No Pets/Smok-
ing. For more Details call Cindy at 727-804-
4431.
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.
3017 49TH ST. S.-1BR/1BA Apt. $550/Mo.
Near Art District. PASSMORE & COX INC.
727-459-3596.
2BR/1BA HOUSE -Garage, Fla. Room, CHA,
Utility Room, 4313 9th Ave. N. $875/mo. First
& $800 Deposit. Betty. 433-0221, 321-5949.
DUPLEX-631 73rd Ave. N. 2BR/1 BA, CHA, W/
D Hook-up, New Carpet, Paint, Blinds. Nice.
Fenced yard. $675/mo. annual, +$675 Sec.
727-527-3542.
WATERVIEW HOUSE- Bonita Bayou, St.
Pete. Minutes from Town & 1-275. 2BR/2BA.,
Den, large carport, Recently Remodeled. Ref.
Required. $1250/Mo. 727-864-2477.
GULFPORT NEAR STETSON- 2BR Apt.
Nice, Clean, Hardwood Floors, No Pets. W/D.
No Application Fee. 727-543-1789. 727-729-
0385.
1BR DUPLEX-Perfect for 1 or 2 People. New
Paint. Water, Sewer and Garbage Included.
$550/Mo. Plus $550/Security 727-798-8922.
ROOM FOR RENT IN -Gulfport. $100/Wk In-
cludes Cable & Utilities. 727-481-5379.
2BR DUPLEX-$600/Mo. 1 Month Security.
Fenced-In Yard, Good Location. Avail Aug. 1st.
727-502-7530, 727-321-1793.
PRIVATE BEACH -1BR/1BA, Furnished Con-
do, Between Maximo & Gulfport Marina, Gat-
ed, Guarded, Pools, Tennis, Jacuzzi, Water,
Electric, Cable Included, $800/Mo. Long Term.
727-864-6331. mussex@aol.com
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-2BR/1 BA house.
Front Patio, W/D, Great Landscaping, Cats
OK, Available Now. $800/mo. 727-510-8538
PRIVATE BED & BATH.-Microwave Cooking.
All Utilities Including Cable/Internet. Furnished/
Unfurnished, Bus, Single Only. No Pets/Smok-
ing. $575/Mo. 9th Ave./49th St. 727-321-6531.
1BR/1BA APT.- 4th St. N. Pool, cable TV,
$600/Mo. plus 1 -mo. Sec. Credit & Background
check. Sec. 8 OK. 727-374-4810 or 643-4633.
FIVE TOWNS 55+- 2BR/2BA Deluxe Corner
Unit, 1400SF, $800/Mo. & Security. Swimming
Pool, Clubhouse, Gas Cooking, Water, Cable
Included. 1BR/1BA $600/Mo. 727-343-7343,
727-455-8998.
TOWN SHORES KENMORE-1BR Deluxe.
Immaculate. Parking at Security Door. Annual
$700/Mo. 1st/Last, Security Deposit. Cable/
Gas/Water Included. Non-Smoker. 978-649-
6562 or 978-621-2059.
Gabber August 6 August 12, 2009


TREASURE ISLAND Waterfront 1 BR, Condo.
Annual. Fishing Dock, Water, Cable & Trash.
Quiet, Remodeled, Beautiful. No Pets. Avail-
able September. $725/Mo. 727-647-3328.
GULFPORT DUPLEX- Close to Stetson,
Beach & Stores. Spacious 1BR/1BA w/Sep-
arate Dining Area. C/H/A, Carport, Private
Fenced Yard. $775/Mo. W/S/G Included. $700
Damage Deposit. 727-942-7606, 727-278-
4852.

CHATEAU TOWERS
WATERFRONT
1BR/1.5BA, Excellent Condition, 900 sq.ft.
Unfurnished $800/mo All Amenities! Great
Location. Annual Lease. MARCOUX REALTY.
727-347-1535, 360-9494.
STETSON AREA Walking Distance, 1 or 2
or3 Bedroom Homes, From $650/mo. Unique,
Pets OK, Tile throughout, 727-481-1077.
QUIET 2BR/1BA-in 4 Plex. near Beach. On
site Laundry. $685/Mo. plus Security. 727-403-
7559.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-1BR Bungalow.
Full Kitchen/Bath. A/C. Private driveway. Utili-
ties Included. NO PETS. $575/Mo. +Security
Avail Sept. 1st. 727-327-2772.
NICELY FURNISHED CONDO-Spacious
1 BR. 1st Floor Unit w/Patio. $750/Mo. includes
Water, Cable, Trash, Maintenance. Close to
Stetson and SPC. 716-693-8612.
5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.- 2BR Apt., $625/Mo.
$625 Security Dep. 727-302-9838.
SMOKEY MOUNTAIN VACATION CABIN -
2BR/2BA, Great Porch Mountain View, Mag-
gie Valley N.C., $500/Wk. Plus Cleaning Fee.
215-266-2920.
1BR APT- St. Pete. 700 sq. ft. Large Living
room. Water included. $600/mo. Call 475-0259
or 278-6300.
THREE BLOCKS TO GULFPORT BEACH-
3 Bedrooms w/Walk-in Closet, 2 Full Baths.
One Year or Two year lease. Security. 304-
629-1212.
ART VILLAGE-1BR plus Study in New con-
dition. Garden setting, W/D in Apt. A/C, Tile,
Carpet & Fans. $700/Mo. includes Water. 727-
327-5402.
GREAT LANDLORD-Looking for Great Ten-
tant Large Duplex. 3/1 Porcelain Tile, CHA, W/
D hook-up, Ceiling Fans, Carport 1846 52nd
St. S. 727-343-9595.
3BR/2BA- Pool Home, Terrazzo Floors, Credit
Check Required. By Appt. Only. 323-4130.
5101 29th Ave. S.
KEY WEST STYLE-1 BR/1 BA Modern, Wood,
Tile Floors, Front Porch. Sec. Ref. $550/Mo.
727-384-2259. 5626 Gulfport Blvd. Single,
Mature Person. Long Term. Sm. Pet Ok.


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1/1 HOUSE 2218 51ST AVE. S.- $675/Mo,
Large fenced yard. PASSMORE & COX, INC.
727-459-3596.
2BPR2BA- Completely Remodeled, Ciega
Cove, Waterview. $1300/Mo. or $249,000
Sale. 727-455-4073.
WATERFRONT TOWN HOUSE- Treasure Is-
land. 2000SF, 2+ Master Suites, Single Care
Garage, Pool, Boat Docks. Available Now!
$1800/Mo. 727-542-8654.

ISLA DEL SOL
WATERFRONT
2BR/2BA, Great View. All Amenities. $249,900.
Sandy Marcoux, MARCOUX REALTY, 727-
347-1535.
2/1 HOUSE 5163 4TH AVE. S.- W/D Hookups,
$750/Mo. PASSMORE & COX, INC. 727-459-
3596.
GULFPORT STUDIO APARTMENT- Large
Room, Kitchen, Bath, New flooring, Quiet, Off-
Street Parking, $550/mo, Security. W/D, WiFi
Possible. Includes Electric, Water, Cable. 727-
916-0916.
STUDIO APT.-Overlooks Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently
located. Includes All Utilities/Cable/Internet.
Credit Check Required. 727-688-7622.

ST. PETERSBURG- 2BR/2BA Condo, Pool,
Parking, Screened Patio. $795/Mo. & Sec.
727-417-1462.
TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
TOWN SHORES CONDO- Nottingham, Top
Floor Corner, 2BR/2BA, 55+, No Pets. Beauti-
ful Waterview. $1000/Mo. 727-542-2445.
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.
LAKEWOOD ESTATES-2BR/1.5BA/1 CG, with
Family Room. Very Large Lot. 2537 Granada
Circle E. $1050 + Deposit. 239-218-3177.
VILLAGE OF PARADISE Waterfront Town-
home in Treasure Island, 3BR/2.5BA, 2 Car
Garage. Annual Rental. Very Reasonable.
727-504-1046.












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More for your money than most condos
in St. Petersburg. 55 plus community.
Conveniently located next to Eagles
Park Shopping Center & 3 banks a
Doctor's office is onsite. Rent includes
gas for cooking, heat & hot water. Also
basic cable. Use any of 6 pools, tennis,
card rooms, library, pool tables, fitness
center. Also bocce, horse shoes, bingo
and many social clubs. FREE bus to
Publix & malls. We now have a good
selection of 1 or 2 br's







WATERFRONT 1BR-On Bay, Huge Great
Room, 1000sqft, 10ft. Ceilings, Bamboo
Floors, Huge Balcony, Boat Dock Available.
$1350/Mo. Includes: Utilities; W/D; Cable. No
Pets/Smoking. 1000SF, Plenty of Storage,
Hasn't come Available In Years. Don't Miss this
One! 727-452-4721.
EFFICIENCY TYPE- Completely Furnished.
Private Bath, Separate Entrance, Outside
Grill, Cable & All Utilities Inlcuded. Double or
Single. Call for Details. No Pets/Drugs/Smok-
ers. $130-150/Wk. Deposit Required. 727-
345-4200.
FURNISHED 1BR- Annual $600, Utilities Not
Included. Beach Blvd. Location. Ceiling Fans.
Renovated, Nice & Clean. 727-321-7966.
1BR/1BA ST. PETE CONDO- Laundry, 63rd
St. & 1st Ave. S. $650/Mo. 727-347-0909 or
727-804-8546.
WEST ST. PETE-Immaculate Large 1BR Apt.
on Ground Floor. No Pets. Reduced to only
$600/Mo.! Must See! 727-398-4617.


SHARE CLEAN GULFPORT HOME- Fur-
nished, Cable and Utilities Included. Non
Smoking. $450/Mo. 727-322-8549.
CLOSE TO PASADENA SHOPPING CTR-
Furnished Bedroom, Share Kitchen & Bath.
$475/Mo. 727-343-6350.
ROOMMATE WANTED-Male/Female. Fur-
nished Room, Quiet Neighborhood, Utilities
Included. $400/Mo. $150 Deposit. No Smoking
& Drug Free. 344-5206 or 813-927-7885
ROOM FOR RENT-CHA, Cable, 1/2 Mile from
Beach. Near John's Pass. Pet OK. $350/Mo. or
$95/Week. 727-678-0166.

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TOWN SHORES CONDO- Nottingham, Top
Floor Corner, 2BR/2BA, 1250SF, 55+, No
Pets. Beautiful Waterview. Recently Refur-
bished, First $220,000. 727-542-2445.
FIVE TOWNS-55+ 1/1, New C/H/A, Paint, Car-
pet, Stove, Dishwasher, Counter Tops & Verti-
cal Blinds. Remodeled Bath. Screened Porch
on Lake. Heated Pool. 1st Floor Front Door
Parking. Priced to Sell $48,500. Call Meg 727-
345-4214 or 727-825-1594.


5226 GULFPORT BLVD. S.- C-2, Many Uses.
$65,000 Down, 7% Interest, Owner will Hold
Mortgage. Call for Details. Pat, 727-327-4442.

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Wide open water Embassy #7071 br/1.5ba,
totally renovated. I'r e at $159,900
GROTON #101 End unit 2br/2ba deluxe
offering many upgrades such as ac/heating, tile,
carpet, appliances, tinted windows and so much
more. Panoramic waterfront views abound you.
$169,000
LANCASTER #604 1 Br deluxe with all new
laminent floors throughout. New kitchen &
appliances, new windows in Florida room,
beautifully furnished throughout.
$118,900
HAMPTON #402 2/2 deluxe. Beautifully
furnished, storm shutters.
$159,000 Annual renter in place.


BARCLAY #205 2br/2ba standard, beautiful
new kitchen, tile, carpeting, updated bathrooms,
freshly painted, immaculately clean, covered
parking. Small cat accepeted. $112,000
CHATHAM #406 1Br standard. This condo has
hardwood floors, new doors, a/c, freshly painted,
updated kitchen and bath. Beautiful marine
views from FI room. Looking for a dollhouse, look
no more. Move in ready pet friendly $95,000
JAMISON #614 2/2 deluxe completely furnished,
Marina views from kitchen & Florida room. New AC
& Heating. Pool in backyard. No
pets, covered parking. $109,000
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maintained, furnished, close to clubhouse.
Pet friendly, covered parking. $79,000


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