Title: Gabber
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Title: Gabber
Alternate Title: Gulfport gabber
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Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann,
George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: August 13, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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this week...

Gulfport Community
Players Auditions
see page 3

Gulfport Go Giver
Networking Group
see page 4

Register for 2009-10
Tot Time Program
see page 12

Quakers Potluck
Homeless Benefit
see page 8

Third Saturday
Gulfport Art Walk
see page 15

Host An
Exchange Student
see page 17

Swine Flu Info
For Parents
see page 22

Gulfport Chamber
Collects School
see page 28

S. Pasadena Band
see page 34


since 19681

Summer Camps Near End

Photo by Leigh Clifton
Emily Ercius (left), 10, and Phoebe Carrazco, 8, squeal as they
play on the water slide at Ron McKinney Park in St. Pete Beach.
Both attend St. Pete Beach Summer Camp.

Every Thursday

No. 21 17gAugustg13, 2009- August 19, 2009

St. Pete Beach

Fighting Post
Office Closures
ST. PETE BEACH- In response to
the announcement that the United
States Postal Service may close the
two post offices that have served
St. Pete Beach since 1905, the city
will stage a rally on August 25 in
the post office parking lot.
Commissioners assured constitu-
ents they would fight any attempt
to close either post office.
"This is a real fiasco. I'm baffled.
Let's do everything we can, don't
get me wrong. But we did that
with the school board. I just hope
that their minds are not made up. I
don't know what the best approach
might be. I could use your help on
this one." Mayor Mike Finnerty
said when city manager Mike Bon-
field introduced the resolution, a
late addition to the agenda.
Commissioners passed Resolution
2009-17 opposing the proposed clo-
sures, which the city will forward
to the Postmaster as well
See Closures, page 40

2nd Annual Taste of South Pasadena a Big Success
By Leigh Clifton

More than 200 people and
22 vendors turned out for
the 2nd Annual Taste of
South Pasadena last Tues-
day night. The event was
sponsored by Florida Bank
and organized by bank
branch manager Morgan
Cook-Smith. The $15.00
donation at the door was
collected to benefit The
Deaf and Hearing Connec-
tion forTampa Bay, a non-
profit organization that
helps the hearing impaired
with free hearing tests,
See Taste, page 2

Taste of South Pasadena guests and participants included (left to right)
Leverock's partner John Stross, South Pasadena Mayor Kathleen Peters,
Pasadena Liquors Wine Consultant Pete Celli, Taste organizer Morgan
Cook-Smith of Florida Bank, Holliday Lisowski, Executive Director of the
Deaf and Hearing Center for Tampa Bay, Corey Coughlin, with Florida Bank
and Jim Clark, manager of Quality Self Storage in South Pasadena.

Taste, from front page
the hearing impaired with free hear-
ing tests, all types of hearing equip-
ment and aids, telephone equipment
distribution and amplified television
and audio tools. The charity is dear
to Cook-Smith's heart; she has a
slight hearing disability in one ear
herself and feels that not enough is
done for the hearing impaired.
"This is our way of bringing aware-
ness to this disorder. The Deaf and
Hearing Connection for Tampa Bay
receives no money from state or fed-
eral funding," she explained. Over
$5000.00 was raised at the door and
through donations.
Unlike other Tastes of the area, the

vendors at the Taste of South Pasa-
dena are not charged for their par-
ticipation; something Cook-Smith
thinks is the right way to showcase
the local merchants.
"I feel charging them to participate
in this just isn't fair," Cook- Smith
said. "After all, we're here to help
the community and introduce them
to the local businesses. We all need
help in this economy."
Manager Jim Smith of Quality
Self Storage (where the old K-Mart
used to be) donated the space for the
event. Local vendors included Bella
Brava, Habana Caf6, Pasadena Li-
quors and Fine Wines, Leverock's,
The Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Flor-
ida Orange Grove Winery, Candy's

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Ice Cream, Gators and Silas Dent's
Steak House among others. For door
prize drawings, local businesses
donated Tampa Bay Ray's tickets,
weekend get-away beach packages,
massages and spa treatments, a gi-
ant home-made cheesecake and gift
baskets. Tampa Bay Buc's retired
veteran tight end Dave Moore con-
tributed a football signed by the en-
tire Bucs team.
Live music was provided by the
Clearwater Jazz Holiday Youth trio
of Jarred Armstrong on sax, Brian
Rothenberger on drums and Rachel
Alex on piano. Both Armstrong and
Rothenberger are juniors at Boca
Ciega High School, and Alex, also a
junior, attends St. Pete High.

Benefit for Artist Kenn
Gulfport on the Rocks, 5413 Shore
Boulevard S. will hold a benefit for
Kenn the artist on Saturday, August
15 at 3 p.m. Kenn needs help to
deflect the high cost of mandatory
eye surgery. Fun, prizes, food and

Gabber August 13-August 19, 2009

Beach Will Get
Stormwater Utility
ST. PETE BEACH- City commis-
sioner saskedPublicServicesDirector
Steve Hallock to continue to pursue
establishing a stormwater utility
to improve the city's stormwater
drainage system. The city plans
to fund needed maintenance and
improvements to its stormwater
collection system.
"In short, more stormwater collection,
less flooding. We're never going to
get rid of all the flooding," Public
Services Director Steve Hallock
said, but added that by maximizing
the stormwater collection system
the city could help alleviate some
of the flooding problems. Hallock
added that continuing to fund
existing system at its existing level
($20,000 every year) would produce
diminishing returns for the city's
drainage system.
"It's never collect all the flooding,
but... it should help reduce that,"
Hallock told commissioners.
City staff will attempt to get the
stormwater utility included in the
2011 tax bill.

Audition for "Beau Jest"
The Gulfport Community Players
will be holding auditions for James
Sherman's romantic comedy, "Beau
Jest", on August 31 and September
1. Auditions will be held at the
Players' Back Door Theater located
at 4919 17 Avenue S. in Gulfport at
7 p.m.
The director for the play is Vic Carr
and he needs two females, ages 20 to
30; three males, ages 20 to 30; and
one male and one female, ages 50 to
70. These older, last two people need
to have Jewish accents.
The play centers around a nice
Jewish girl who is dating a gentile,
but he hasn't told her parents. She
invites her parents for dinner, so the
daughter needs a nice Jewish boy to
stand in for her real boyfriend. She
hires another guy to play the part.
The problem is that he's not Jewish
either, but he pretends to be Jewish.
Eventually the girl has to tell her
parents the truth and her father has
a mild heart attack upon hearing
the news. But, love is in the air and
it all works out in the end!
Gabber August 13 August 19, 2009

"Beau Jest" will run from November
5 through 15 at the Catherine
A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport.
Regardless of your experience level,
feel free to try out for a part in this
fast-moving comedy! Their auditions
are open to all interested people.

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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Senior Center To
Get New Roof
GULFPORT- City council voted
pay a contractor almost $80,000
to re-roof the Multipurpose Senior
Center. The new roof, which will
come with a 20-year guarantee, will
cover the dining room, the activities
center and a portion of the roof that
connects to the theatre, according to
city staff. The lower area of the roof
covering the lobby and restrooms
will not get re-roofed.

New Business
Networking Event
The Gulfport Go Giver Group, an
established business networking
group, meets every Monday from
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Habana
Cafe, 5404 Gulfport Blvd. S. in
Gulfport. If you are looking for an
opportunity to network with other
business professionals from the area
this is the opportunity to build your
reach in the community by building
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Meetings include an opportunity
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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.

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.

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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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
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construction site management plans
to where construction companies
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construction site.

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
893-1068 for more information.

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The Geckos are
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 190 vendors are expected to be
in 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

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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.

Quakers Offer Potluck
to Benefit Homeless
The St. Petersburg Religious
Society of Friends (Quakers) will
show a powerful new movie about
homelessness, Saturday, August
15 at their meeting house, 130
19th Ave. S.E., St. Petersburg.
Free potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m.
followed by piano music by Norman
Wagner and movie. Mr. Wagner is
a classically trained pianist who is
currently homeless. Discussion will
follow movie.
The event is free. Voluntary
donations will be collected to
support efforts to help people who
are homeless. For more information:
Darrell Hefte, 727-799-0683. Please
invite your friends and bring a dish
to share.

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Treasure Island Sewer
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Treasure Island's aging sewer
system, showing its 50+ years of
service with cracks and groundwater
leaks, gets a high-tech retrofitting in
the next few weeks that will seal up
the leaks without digging trenches
and disrupting traffic.
The pipe relining process, explained
Treasure Island's Public Works
Director Jim Murphy, involves
inserting a plastic tube inside the
old pipeline. "The plastic tube is then
heated under pressure. As the plastic
expands, it seals up the leaks in the
old pipe."
By relining the underground
pipes, rather than digging them up,
Treasure Island saves a considerable
amount of money. "The old cut-and-
cover method to replace sewer pipes,
quite simply, costs a fortune. This

is a considerably less expensive and
more environmentally-friendly way
to upgrade Treasure Island's sewer
The city can save residents and
businesses money in the long run
as well, Murphy explained. "Every
gallon of groundwater that seeps into
a pipeline costs the city to treat. By
reducing the amount of groundwater
infiltration, our wastewater
treatment costs go down. Saltwater
intrusion an additional treatment
cost is expected to be reduced

Approximately 5900 feet of sewer
pipe on the Isle of Palms, Paradise
Island and Sunset Beach is scheduled
for relining, beginning the week of
August 24th. The contractor, JTV,
Inc. of St. Petersburg, expects the
project to be complete by the end of
September 2009.

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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
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 hostedby 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.

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For more information and to register
contact Janet at 727-586-3591, ext.
168. Visit www.PetWalk.org for
event details.

Help to Prepare Your
Kids for School
HIPPY Program (Home Instruction
for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters)
is a free curriculum based program
provided in the homes to educate
parents or caregivers to prepare 3, 4,
and 5 year olds for school readiness.
The service is provided to any
Pinellas resident, who is the parent
or caregiver of a 3 or 4 year old child.
The service is available for 5 year olds
who have been enrolled in the 3 or 4
year old program.
Enrollment is open until all slots are
filled and they are currently enrolling
for the 2009-2010 program year.
Call 727-459-2003, ext. 7022.

Cool Down on Corey
During the months of August &
September, better known as "The
Dog Days of Summer", participating
merchants will stay open later on
Friday evenings for cooler shopping
experiences. With a great variety of
stores from antiques to boutiques,
shoes or shells, Corey Avenue offers
leisurely shopping, cool dining and
fantastic movies all within walking
distance. Corey Avenue is always
"Park & Walk" friendly. No meters...
no time limit! Located just off Gulf
Blvd. in downtown St Pete Beach,
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Gulfport Tuesday
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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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
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.

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

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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
eight age groups which are: 8-10,
11-12, 13-14, 15-17, 18-24, 25-34,
35-44, 45+. Registration is now open
visit us at www.pinellasjocks.com.

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
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!

Bipolar Support Group
A Bipolar Support Group meets
every Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.
at Suncoast Community Mental
Health, 4024 Central Avenue in
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Market in the Park Calls
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Plans are ramping up for
November's opening of Pinellas
County Market in the Park, and
vendors are welcome to get in on
the action now. Farm-fresh produce,
natural products and gardening
items are the mainstay of the
Market in the Park, and organizers
are looking for more vendors.
Specialties of particular interest are
plants, herbs, jams, jellies, ethnic
food, organic products, pasta, citrus,

seafood, candy, nuts, spices and
pastries. Specialty craft vendors
are encouraged to apply, especially
those offering horticultural-friendly
This will be the Market in the
Park's third year. New this year, the
market is moving just around the
corner to Heritage Village, which
is located off 125th Street between
Walsingham and Ulmerton roads. It
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products. Free admission, on-site
restrooms and plenty of room to
roam make this market attractive to
customers. Food and beverages will
be sold for shoppers and vendors.
Other plans are in the works for
special events and promotions.
For more information or to
obtain a vendor application, please
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Learn about
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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
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USCG Safe Boating
Classes in Gulfport
Boating Skills and Seamanship
is a 13-week course offered every
Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at US
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16
located at 3120 Miriam Street S.
in Gulfport. Lessons include a 400-
page manual and a class covering
basic charting in local waters. For
the $40 fee you also are awarded a
certificate at the end of the course
and a chance to learn everything
you need to know to feel secure on
the water.
Upcoming topics include: August
13, "Equipment for Your Boat". You
may start any Thursday. Course
completion may help with insurance
discounts. Call 727-686-6940 for
more information or leave a message
at 321-4455.

Male Cat Neuterathon
SPOT's Spay/Neuter Clinic will be
holding a male cat neuterathon from
August 12 through the 28th for only
$25 per cat, for the first 100 male

cats that make an appointment.
Surgeries are available Tuesday
through Friday at the SPOT Spay/
Neuter clinic, 4403 62 Avenue in
Pinellas Park.
For more info call 727-329-8657 or
visit the website for a check in form
at www.SPOTusa.org. Fixed pets
can live up to six years longer, don't
delay spay/neuter today!

Support Our Troops
Donate items such as candy, cookies,
microwave popcorn, peanut butter

or cheese crackers, small canned
fruits, canned meats and tuna, Kool-
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jims, any small microwave products
(soups, pastas, etc.), ladies hygiene
products, baby wipes, chapstick,
sunscreen, bandanas, socks, zip
lock bags and Q-tips. Drop off goods
at the Army Recruiting Office in
Seminole Mall, VFW Post 4256 at
John's Pass, American Legion Post 7
in Clearwater, Extra Storage Space
on Duhme Road in Madeira Beach or
VFW Post 9273 in Seminole.

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ST. PETE BEACH- St. Pete Beach
now has a new civic association open
to all residents. Ward Friszolowski,
president, says the civic association
will "promote good civics, promote
involvement in the government, and
help make our city a better place."
Among other projects, the civic
association will consider forming a
teen council.

To learn more, visit Spbca.org. An
annual membership costs $10 for an
individual and $15 per family.

Auxiliary Happenings
Unit 125
By Cyndy Adams
Our annual school supply drive
has started. The drive will benefit
Gulfport Elementary students in
our community. Some items that
are in need are paper, pencils,
crayons, glue sticks, and Kleenex.
The complete list of items in need

is in the lobby at the Post. Just pop
them into the large orange container
in the lobby. The drive will continue
through September 6th.
Did you know that our kitchen is
open on Fridays from 11 a.m. to
7 p.m.? We are also open on the first
and third Saturday from 3 p.m. to
7 p.m. when the Color Guard and SAL
are not serving their meals. Food is
also served Sunday afternoons from
2-5 p.m. Our Chef T.C. will prepare
your order to your specifications.
There is a little bit of everything on
the menu including our renowned
Haddock fish fry dinner. Want
something different? Then try the
turkey club, the Philly cheese steak
or T.C.'s wickedly delicious Reuben
sandwich. We also have some mouth-
watering appetizers including
jalapeno poppers, onion rings and
more. We are conveniently located
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Audition for "Gulfport
- The Musical"
If you have been reading the
Gabber of late, you most likely know
by now that the City of Gulfport
will be celebrating its Centennial in
January, 2010. Throughout the whole
year of 2010, the City of Gulfport will
be celebrating this historical event
with many happenings throughout
the City.
As a kickoff to these festivities,
the City of Gulfport and the
Gulfport Community Players jointly
will be staging a brand new Gil
Perlroth musical at the Catherine
A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport
entitled, "Gulfport The Musical".
The director for this play will be
Daniel Harris and he will need a
total of 26 people with some very
special talents for his cast. The
auditions will be held on Sept. 14th
and 15th at the Back Door Theater
at 7 p.m. The Back Door Theater
is located at 4919 17 Avenue S. in
Gulfport. There is a map showing
how to get to the theater on the
Players' website at: http://www.
Daniel will need both males and
females, ranging in age from 6 to 80.
He will also need 6 or 7 children,
ages 6 to 12 for the play. All people
will have to be able to sing. Bring
music in your own key to the
auditions, a pianist will be provided
by the Players. Be prepared to sing
a "bright" number (no love ballads,
please!). Two people must be able
to waltz. There will be ensemble,

group, and solo singing in the play.
Rehearsals will begin a week after
the auditions end. The actual play
will run for 3 weeks from January
8th through January 24th, 2010.
Make sure that you have enough free
time for all the rehearsals required.
This play took over a year to write,
with the able assistance of Lynne
Brown as the historian to help
out. It is based on fact, although

some poetic license has been taken
to make it more enjoyable for the
audiences. This is a unique musical,
both entertaining and educational,
and fit for the whole family.
Become a part of history! Stop on
by and audition for this once-in-a
lifetime chance!

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Third Saturday Art Walk
Chill-out and support your local Arts Community! Gulfport's Third Satur-
day Art Walk on Saturday, August 15th features over 50 fabulous artisans,
crafters, antiques dealers, authors, Renaissance vendors and entertainers
along Beach Blvd. from 6-10 p.m. Live entertainment including Red X, Sum-
mer Town, Neddy and more can be heard throughout the Waterfront District.
The Industrial Arts Center features demonstrations by award-winning glass
blower Owen Pach, and offers 20 minute 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
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Polish American Society
Summer Dance
Polish American Society of St.
Petersburg located at 1343 Beach
Drive SE (next to the Coast Guard
commissary) will be have its summer
dance on Sunday, August 16. Music
by Polka Generation from 4-7 p.m.
Admission is $6, food available. For
information call Jack Puhala at 347-
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Host an Exchange
Thinking about welcoming an
Exchange Student? Now's the time.
Sharing daily life with a teenager
from another country and culture
is a rich and rewarding experience,
and it's a wonderful way to bring
more understanding into the
world. If you've ever thought about
welcoming an exchange student into
your home and family, now's the
time to learn more. AFS, the leading
international high school student
exchange program, needs families in
our community to host high school
students for an academic year or six
months. Students arrive in August.
All kinds of families can host--two-
or teenagers, single-parent families,
families with adopted children, foster
parents, as well as couples and single
people who do not have children or
who have grown children. One of the
most important characteristics of a
host family is being eager and excited
to share your life and activities while
providing the same kind of care,
support, and comfort as you would to
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different cultural and socioeconomic
backgrounds. Local AFS Volunteers
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support students and their families
to help both gain the most from
their experience. In addition to host
families, AFS needs people who are
interested in becoming volunteer
liaisons to work locally with families
and their hosted students. Anyone
interested in learning more about
hosting or volunteering with AFS
should visit www.afsusa.org/
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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 of
Pasco Pinellas collects donated cell
phones, tests and charges the phones,
and then distributes them to seniors
in the community. For a full list of
the donation and distribution sites in
Pasco and Pinellas counties, please
call the Senior Helpline at 1-800-
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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 Gulfp ort 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
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Mailboxes must be installed at an
address in the Gulfport city limits.
The decorative medium is up to
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Located at 5001 20 Avenue S. in
Gulfport (east of the elementary
school) is the labyrinth. Open
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Beth Hanson, Largo: "I really wish they would bring it back... I have two kids; a little girl
in pre-school and a boy going into third grade. He goes to private school, which of course,
requires uniforms. They can get really expensive, especially with a boy who's growing so fast.
The amount of money I could save just on uniforms would be really helpful, especially with
money as tight as it is right now. I work from home and my husband is with Pinellas County;
his job is relatively safe from layoff because he's been there for a long time. But even with
two incomes, it's hard with both kids needing things, especially for school. I used to buy as
much as I could when the tax holiday was on; besides school supplies, I could get things for
the home office like pens, paper and other supplies. The tax isn't much on those things but
it all adds up! I wish the state would bring it back. I'm sure I'm not the only one who could
use the help!"

Adam Morton, Gulfport: "I'm in law school at Stetson and believe me, we are ALL poor
college students. The tax holiday would definitely help with school essentials. I was only
here one year of it, (the tax holiday) but I remember that I saved enough to buy a pizza and
some beer! But seriously, with the way the economy is? Please, people need all the help they
can get. My girlfriend told me that some of the local stores are having their own tax holiday
of sorts; like offering a percentage off of the total bill, which is a bit of a help, I guess. But
people need real relief and soon. Even if the economic indicators are saying that the recession
is starting to turn, the people that need the most help have already been affected by it. They
have kids and those kids need stuff for school. They're the ones that can really benefit with
the few dollars off their bill. Now with school starting, we all need supplies and it would be
nice if we could get a little help from the state on that. But I don't see it happening anytime

BJ Alley, South Pasadena: "I think they should bring back the tax holiday. They
should do everything they can to help these kids; they just don't do enough. Taking
Saway the tax holiday from the families with kids is just wrong. Some kids don't even
have ANY school supplies and have to rely on donations from charities and other or-
ganizations. I know I would buy more things like office supplies and other non-taxed
items if they brought it back. Think of it like this; it would make people spend more
money, which stimulates the economy. It would help out families with school-age chil-
dren, some of whom have nothing in the way of supplies for school. Don't forget, teach-
ers are affected as well. A lot of them buy supplies when they can't get the school to do
it for them or there just isn't enough money in the budget. They pay out of their own
pocket for those kids. I think every little bit would help."

Kelly Morgan, St. Pete: "I'm in graduate school in Michigan, but I come home here
Sfor the summer. I could really use a tax holiday; I used to buy a lot of my school stuff
S here and take it back to Michigan with me when I was an undergrad. It was much
cheaper to do it that way, even though the state sales tax in Michigan, 6 percent, is
a percentage lower than Florida's. Now, everything is expensive, even if you shop at
Walmart. I saw pens there the other day; $5.64... for FOUR pens! And they weren't
like the very best pens ever; they were just pens to write with! Everything has gone up
so high. Now Ijust buy the minimum and find myself conserving everything school re-
lated; paper, envelopes, pens, printer supplies. The tax on all of those really adds up.
I can't imagine having to send a kid to school these days, with uniforms and all that.
I'm sure it gets expensive fast. If they brought the tax holiday back, I'd buy a whole lot
of supplies, enough to get me through the rest of my graduate school career!"

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Unitarian Universalist
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5721 Central Ave.
We are a lay led Fellowship guided by truth,
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Discussion 10:15 AM
Program 11:00 AM

Join Us For
Summer Services
Sunday 9am Holy Eucharist
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Food Pantry is Open
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3747 34th St.South St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Sophie's Thrift Shop
has Bargains for Men
Men and boys can find all kinds of
slacks, shirts, and jackets for just a
buck for each piece. They want to
help you inexpensively dress well, in
new-to-you clothing. You'll find them
open each Friday and Saturday, from
9 a.m. until noon. They are located
on 53rd Street near 28th Ave. South.
They are an outreach mission of
the First United Methodist Church
- Gulfport and want everyone to
find great surprises when they shop
with them. So girls and ladies, men
and boys, drop by this week for the
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Beth Moore Simulcast
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Fifth Avenue Baptist Church will air
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Thrift Shop has Sales
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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

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

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

4 6315 Central Ave.
Diversity our strength, God's love our bond"
Gabber August 13-August 19, 2009


Kids Nite Out
Trinity Church of the Nazarene is
starting a new program for kids and
teens ages 4 to 16 called Kids Nite
Out. This program is for any kid who
wants someplace to have fun, play
games and have some snacks. All
are welcome. The program begins
August 26 and runs from 6-7:30 p.m.
There will be an adult bible study
during the same time so parents are
also welcome. The church is located
at 1000 55 Street S. in Gulfport. Call
Pastor Denny at 727-239-1548 or the
church at 727-239-1443.

Lighthouse Service at
Tradewinds Christian
Tradewinds Christian Church
will hold a lighthouse service on
Wednesday, August 19 from 7-8 p.m.
Event features an evening filled with
praise and fellowship. Child care will
be provided. Coffee and dessert will
be served. Tradewinds Church is
located at 6740 Park Street S., So
Pasadena. Call 344-1501 for more

First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport

Child Care Sunday Mornings
both Sun. morn Sunday School 9:15a
&Wed. Evening Traditional Serv. 10:30a
SFellowship for all 11:30a
SDinner 6:00p
A. Faith Plugged in
bS ervice 7:o00p
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Our Savior Lutheran Church
and School
Pastor Paul Burtzlaff
301 58th St. South
St. Petersburg, FL. 33707

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mornings at 10 am
Get info now at kingofpeacemcc.com

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Join us this Sunday!

Slaying the Giants: Hatred

9:00 am Direct Connection Contemporary Service
with Sign Language Interpretation
11:00 am Traditional Service
10:00 am Classes for All Ages

227 70th Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Phone 727-381-2499 www.pasadenacommunitychurch.org


Pinellas County Health Department Provides
Information for Parents Regarding H1N1 (Swine) Flu
Here are some important things to know about H1N1 (swine) flu in school and
camp settings:
SIf one childin the classroom has H1N1 (swine) flu andis at home recuperating,
then there is no need to keep your healthy child at home.
*Monitor your child and family members for flu-like symptoms, including
cough, fever, body aches, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
If these symptoms develop, stay home for seven days after the start of symptoms
or 24 hours after symptoms end to prevent spread of the illness whichever is
longer and call your health care provider.
Have arrangements in place, in advance, to stay home with your child, or
have someone on "standby" who can stay with your child, for at least seven
What You Can Do
* Since there is no vaccine to prevent H1N1 (swine) flu at this time, it is most
important for parents to make sure to keep the family healthy.
* Stay informed. The best source of information is the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention H1N1 Flu web site at http://www.cdc.gov/hlnlflu/. It
is updated regularly as information becomes available.
* County and State Health Departments have recent information, too.
Take everyday actions to stay healthy. Model and share these actions with
your children.
* Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw
the tissue in the trash after you use it.
*Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or
sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleansers are also effective
*Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
*When the H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine becomes available, be sure to get
* If you haven't already done so, now is a good time to create a family emergency
*Visit www.PinellasHealth.com.

Safeguard Your
Dogs Against Heat
Hot weather is often deadly for
dogs who can succumb to heatstroke
in just 15 minutes and suffer brain
damage as a result. Dogs who are
left in parked cars are especially
Symptoms of heatstroke include
restlessness, excessive thirst, heavy
panting, lethargy, lack of appetite,
dark tongue, vomiting and lack of
coordination. If you see a dog show-
ing any of these symptoms, get him
or her into the shade immediately
and call a veterinarian. Lower the
dog's body temperature by providing
water to drink, applying a cold towel
to the head and chest, or immersing
the dog in tepid (not cold) water.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treat-
ment of Animals) makes the follow-
ing suggestions for safeguarding
Don't carry your dog in the bed of
a pickup truck. While this practice
is always dangerous, heat brings the
added danger that dogs' feet might
be burned on hot metal.
Don't take your dog jogging, except
on cool mornings or evenings. Rest
often, and take plenty of water.
Trim heavy-coated dogs' fur, but
leave an inch of fur for protection
against insects and sunburn.
Keep dogs inside. If they absolutely
must stay outside, at least try not to
keep them outside during the hot-
test part of the day. Provide all-day
shade, drinking water in a heavy
bowl and a kiddie pool.
Additional information can be
found at HelpingAnimals.com.

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By Matthew Margolis

The Writing on the Wall
Sometimes it's hard to see the writ-
ing on the wall. We're too close to a
situation to prioritize, make deci-
sions and set boundaries. The fol-
lowing letters are from readers who
stare at the writing on their wall
and see only hieroglyphics.
"My girlfriend and I recently adopt-
ed Sammo, her parents' 9-year-old
Shar-Pei. He had become too much
for them to handle and her father
was ready to put Sammo down after
he bit his wife -- twice. We decided to
adopt him since we did not see signs
of aggression toward people during
our time with him.
At a recent checkup, Sammo
snapped at the vet. Sammo has al-
ready snapped at me twice. Last
night, we were on the back porch
and he was enjoying a treat. It was
getting dark and my girlfriend got
up to get Sammo some water. He
growled and charged at her. He has
not had any real training outside of
housebreaking and learning how to
sit. What should we do?"
The writing on the wall: Sammo
had bitten twice before they adopted
him, and they knew this. He's an
aggressive dog that requires profes-

sional training and firm boundaries.
They will have to make concessions
to keep Sammo safely in their lives
and in their house.
"Our 2-year-old Australian shep-
herd, Rex, has shown signs of ag-
gression toward strangers and my
daughter's friends -- never toward
family members. He won't let any-
one touch my daughter. If someone
is on our yard, he will snarl and try
to bite. Some mothers won't let their
girls come over anymore because
Rex bit them. He has even broken
skin. We tried to socialize him, but
it didn't get any better, so we want
to do something about it."
The writing on the wall: Rex is a
dangerous dog, and it is only a mat-
ter of time before someone is seri-
ously injured. This family stands to
lose a lot -- friendships, homeowners
insurance, the home itself or even
lives. Rex should be securely con-
fined whenever anyone visits their
home, and he must be kept away
from small children.
"Some months back, my daughter
rescued an abandoned dog. We have
rescued animals in the past, but I
was hesitant to take in a new ani-
mal because I'd just lost my job and
money was -- and still is -- an issue.

Nevertheless, I let Maddy stay.
In no time, I realized this little
dog has some serious issues. She is
afraid to be alone and is food aggres-
sive. She is also afraid of any kind
of noise. She will aggressively bark
and snarl at me if I raise my voice in
the slightest to discipline my three
kids, and she goes ballistic if the
kids start to argue. Maddy has bit-
ten every member of the family at
one point or another.
I've had a rotten time trying to find
a new job, so I have been making
strides to open an in-home day care.
Yet, I am afraid that Maddy will
freak out at the sound of a baby rat-
tle and bite one of the children. After
watching her random attack on my
daughter today, I realize I am out of
my league when it comes to attend-
ing to her psychological needs. Any
The writing on the wall: A dog driv-
en berserk by arguments and noise
and that has already bitten at least
three children is not a candidate for
"day care dog." Maddy is dangerous
and can't be around children. With
Maddy running around a day care
facility, this woman will lose her li-
cense and her shirt within a week --
not to mention the very real danger
to other people's children, as well as
her own.

Gabber August 13-August 19, 2009

SPCA Pet of the Week
Who is the prettiest little girl in the kitty cat world?
Why, Paisley is, of course! Her soft tri-colored fur
and golden eyes make her a natural feline beauty.
Paisley wants to be the queen of your palace fill-
ing your life with the royalties of love. Her dow-
ry includes unlimited purrs, affection and hugs.
Paisley is waiting for her royal family and forever
home at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130 Avenue N.
in Largo. For more information go online at www.
spcatampabay.org or call 727-586-3591.

Gulfport Senior
Center Snack Bar
5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport
8 a.m. 3 p.m.
Always Available Menu:
Bagels and assorted Danish
Hot Dogs
Tuna, Egg and Chicken Salad
Assorted Soups
Ice Cream items
Beverages Available include:
Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate,
Sodas and Juices
Check for Daily Specials!

Daily Congregate Dining offered
By Neighborly Care Network
Monday to Friday at 12 noon
Contact Jay at 344-2111
to apply for the program
(5 day processing time)

Prepaid Guest meals available
$5.25 (3 days notice needed)

Volunteer Opportunities
Senior Center:
Contact Cynthia at 893-1231

Meals on Wheels:
Contact Pat Hazell at
573-9444, ext. 291

Important numbers
and websites during
hurricane season
*Pinellas County Emergency
Management: (727) 464- 3800 www.
Find your evacuation level: (727)
453-3150 www.pinellascounty.org/
*Register for special needs
transportation: (727) 464-3800
*Sign up for the Community
Notification Service to receive text
emergency information on your
cell phone: (888) 689-8905
Set your Specific Area Message
Encoding (SAME) equipped all-
hazards alert radio for Pinellas
County: Enter code 012103
*If you know of someone who
would like to receive the Pinellas
County E-Lert newsletter, have
them visit www.pinellascounty.
Gabber August 13 August 19, 2009

New Pool Hours, More Money For Pool
ST. PETE BEACH- In an effort to generate more income for the pool the
city is changing several things about how it runs the pool and fitness center.
Changes include expanded hours of operation for the pool, selling a Pool Card
instead of a Play Card, and the introduction of senior and family rates.
"These hours are going to maximize the amount of people in the pool," Public
Services Director Steve Hallock said.
The city plans to consider a partnership with Fit For Life gym to supplement
the city's fitness center. If the city and the gym enter into an agreement, the
partnership would extend discounts to residents.
Proposed annual fees for using the pool follow:
Resident youth: $135 (currently $53.50)
Resident adult: $180 (currently $80.25)
Resident family (new): $450 (up to four people; each additional family mem-
ber costs $15)
Resident senior (new): $135
Nonresident individual: $205 (currently $133.75)
Nonresident family (new): $500
Nonresident senior (new) and youth: $155 (youth currently $107)
These rates will not include access to the art studio or fitness room.
Treasure Island residents will receive the resident rate.
Under this proposal the pool will operate from Monday through Friday from
6 a.m. 10 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 6 p.m. (October through March) and 6 a.m. -
7 p.m. (April though September). Weekend hours will vary.

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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.
If interested please contact Kathi
Hansen, Corey Corners, 350 Corey
Avenue or call 727-366-2003.

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
directions are provided).
Many Pinellas County seniors are
living alone, too poor to buy food,
or too frail to shop and cook for
themselves. And the need is growing
every day. Do someone else a favor
and you will be doing yourself one!

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Neighborly needs compassionate,
caring volunteers to share their time
with lonely, isolated seniors. Please
call Pat Hazell at 727-573-9444, ext.
291 to start helping your community

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
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New Outdoor Antique
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
may call 321-8454 for information,
or visit www.hulahula.biz.

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St. Pete Beach City Commission Meeting

Public Comment

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"It's kind of like being at the Mad Hatter's tea party. There's a
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-Lorraine Huhn, about what she calls "gatherings" between people "are
advocates for citizens for responsible growth." Mrs. Huhn presides as
chairman of Save Our Little Village.

"I'm going to sue the hell out of this city!"- Chet Chmielewski over
what he called "property rights issues."

"We cannot allow the souls and the hearts of our city to leave
us, because once we do we will just be the county. We are being
dismantled piece by piece by piece." -Deborah Schechner, about the
proposed closure of both post offices on St. Pete Beach

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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.

Chamber Seeks to
Lend a Helping Hand
The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
office located in the Bank of America
Building at 2808 58 Street will now
take donations of school supplies and
non-perishable goods to assist local
residents in need. These donations
will be distributed to the appropriate
Gulfport entities to make sure they
are used to benefit our neighbors.
More information on programs aimed
at helping students and families
in need will be forthcoming. Please
drop off items at the Chamber office
between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. For
more information call 344-3711.

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Gabber August 13-August 19, 2009

We're Looking Too
Dear Editor: Re: Looking for an
Easier Way to Pay in the Letters to
the Editor, August 6, 2009 edition.
My husband and I have also asked
repeatedly about auto-electronic wa-
ter bill payment. When Mayor Yakes
last ran for election, my husband
Mel spoke to him personally and the
mayor said he'd look into it. Here it is
August of 2009 and nothing has been
done. The last time Mel asked, the
ladies in the office said they didn't
think they would be doing it.
It sure is ironic that a fairly new com-
puter system cannot be programmed
to debit people's accounts as do the
St. Pete Times, Progress Energy,
Bright House and Verizon, etc. My
husband and I feel this should be an
easily correctable problem for our
progressive City of Gulfport. It is now
time to address this promptly.
Mel and Jean Shook

Letters to the Editor
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brief and to the point as possible.
Letters must be typed in up-
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The Gabber encourages and wel-
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in this publication do not necessar-
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Wednesday, August 19th
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Local Obituaries

CASEY, KENNETH D., 78, of South
Pasadena, passed away Aug. 5, 2009
at Bay Pines Health Care. Ken was
a brother, uncle, great uncle, cousin
and friend. He is survived by a sister,
Elizabeth Kimma; family and friends.
Funeral arrangements in St. John's
Church in Pawling, NY are yet to be

of Northbrook, IL,
passed away July
1. Formerly of St.
Petersburg, Patricia
was born in Staten
Island, NY. She was a graduate of St.
Petersburg College and University of
Tampa. She received her graduate
degree from DePaul University of
Chicago. She retired from Searle
Drug Company, where she was an
accountant, she was also a residential
and commercial real estate investor.
She traveled the world extensively
after retiring and was an outdoors
woman, who enjoyed fly fishing and
bow hunting. She raised and showed
Rottweilers. She is survived by her
brother, James, of St. Petersburg.
The funeral was private.

GALKA, IDA, 99, of South
Pasadena, passed away Aug. 6. She
is survived by her husband, Martin;
her daughter Barbara (Anthony)
Catalioto; her granddaughter Karen
(Bob) Schiros; Great-grandson Scott
(Brandi) Schiros. Memorial mass will

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be held at St. John Vianney Catholic
Church, St. Pete Beach on Saturday,
Aug. 15, 11:30 am.

Gulfport, passed away unexpectedly
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009. He served his
country honorably as a dog handler
in the United States Air Force. He
was a former police officer with the
city of Gulfport. Robert is survived
by his wife, Mary; he was the son of
Margo and the late Dennis Scannell;
brother of John of San Francisco,
CA, Dennis of Saugus, MA, Jeanne
Brian of Stoneham, MA and Deborah
O'Neil of Tewksbury, MA and many
other family members. The family
will receive friends at the funeral
home Sunday, Aug. 9, from 4-7
pm. Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated Monday, Aug. 10, at
Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic
Church at 10 am. Interment will
be in Bay Pines National Cemetery
with Military Honors at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests
donations in Rob's memory to Patriot
Paws Service Dogs, 811 Yellow
Jacket Lane, Suite 115, Rockwall,
TX 75087. R. Lee Williams & Son
Gulfport Chapel 727-345-7797.

STANDER, JOHN D., 70, of South
Pasadena, passed away August 5th.
Survived by his loving family and
friends. Guestbook @ davidcgross.
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lovingly looking down on her family,
you would have said "That will be
me". In a few months you will have
three more great-grandchildren and I
just love to envision you doing that. I
love you too much!

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Gulfport, passed away Aug. 7, 2009.
Theresa is survived by her nephew,
Alex Yambor and many other relatives
and friends in the Akron, Ohio area.
Theresa was predeceased by her
husband Andrew (Jack) who dies in
1963, and will be buried with him at
Mount Peace Cemetery, Akron, OH.
Theresa lived in Florida for nearly 50
years where she was predeceased by
her sister-in-law Meta Cherry who
died in 1993. She also had many close
friends in the Gulfport area who grieve
at her passing. Funeral arrangements
and a viewing were accomplished
at ALife Tribute Funeral Home on
Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 2-4 p.m.
Arrangements in Akron are being
made by Anthony Funeral Home.

In Memoriam

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The 411 on Expiration
Dates on Food Products
Few things in the grocery are more
confusing than expiration dates on
food products. When it says "sell by
8/22/09," does that mean it has to be
used by or only sold by that date?
Other products are even less clear,
showing only dates, with no expla-
nations. Some canned or packaged
products don't seem to have any
dates at all.
While most food processors date and
code their products, the Food and
Drug Administration mandates dat-
ing only on infant formula and baby
food. Everything else is voluntary.
Still, the food industry generally fol-
lows certain guidelines suggested by
the FDA. Here's a quick overview of
what all these food labels and dates
Phrases such as "best before," "bet-
ter if used before" and "best if used
by" tell you how long the product
will retain its best flavor and high-
est quality. These phrases are found
on baked goods, cereals, snacks and
some canned foods. The food is still
safe to eat after this date but may
have changed somewhat in taste or
The "sell by" date usually is found
on perishable foods -- such as meat,
milk and bread. This date guides the
rotation of shelf stock and allows
time for the product to be stored and
used at home. The product is still

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safe and wholesome past this date.
For example, milk usually is good
for up to a week beyond its "sell by"
date if properly refrigerated. Meat
that has arrived at its "sell by" date
should be either consumed or fro-
zen within 24 hours. You also can
extend the useful lives of milk and
baked goods by freezing them within
a day or so of the "sell by" date.
"Expiration," "use by" and "use
before" are phrases that appear on
yogurt, eggs and other foods that
require refrigeration. Other dat-
ing terms are guidelines, but these
mean what they say. If you haven't
used the product by this date, toss
it out.
The "guaranteed fresh" terminol-
ogy is used for perishable baked
goods. Beyond this date, freshness
no longer is guaranteed, although
the product still may be edible.
Some products bear "pack dates,"
indicating when they were packaged.

These dates often are encrypted so
that only manufacturers, wholesal-
ers and retailers can read them. The
pack dates on some products, such
as eggs, are shown by Julian dates
(1 through 365); Jan. 1 is No. 1, and
Dec. 31 is No. 365. In other coding,
letters A through M (omitting the
letter I) often are assigned to the
months, with A being January and
M being December, plus numeric
days, either preceded or followed by
numeric years.
The point in all of this is that the
fresher your food the better it is.
Processors want to assure custom-
ers that their products will remain
at peak quality for certain periods of
Here's a tip: In a properly stocked
store, the freshest items are at the
back of the shelf or underneath old-
er items.

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ci.gulfport.fl.us and follow the links: City
Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Cen-
registration continues for the 2009 Sum-
mer Recreation Program for children who
have completed Kindergarten thru age
14. Proof of residency is required for reg-
istration. Hours of registration for Mon-
day-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
information 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 Recreation Cen-
ter, 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
Adult Basketball- Thurs. 6-9 p.m. An-
nual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
School Year Child Care Program-On-
going registrations continue for the 2009-
2010 School Year Child Care Program for
children who will be entering Kindergar-
ten thru age 14. Non-refundable annual
registration fee is $15 for residents and

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Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers:
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.
Socrates Caf6: These monthly discussion
groups were inspired by the book The Six
Questions of Socrates. Author Christopher
Phillips traveled the world to lead infor-
mal groups, engaging people in the man-
ner 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: Thursday,
August 13 at 6:00 pm.
The G & O Book Club: A philosophical
discussion group based on the works of ear-
ly 20th century mystic G. I. Gurdjieff and
philosopher P. D. Ouspensky. Saturday,
August 15, 1:30 pm.
Summer Coffee/Talk: Summer series of


Center 5730 Shore
$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 reg-
istration are Monday-Friday from 9:00
a.m.-5:00 p.m.
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 Preregistration-
Pre-registration for the 2009-2010 Tot
Time Program are currently being accept-
ed. Hours for pre-registration are from 9
a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. A non-re-
fundable annual registration fee of $15
for residents and $100 for non-residents
is required to secure a spot. Proof of resi-
dency 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 8:30a.m.-12:00p.m. Class-
es begin September 8, 2009. Call 893-
1068 for more information.
Body Sculpt-Thurs. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost
is $5 per class. This class is a combina-
tion of aerobics and strength training
designed to get your heart rate into the
cardio zone. For more info call Billie at
Dog Obedience-For more information
on upcoming classes, contact Lisa at 772-


monthly book discussions, "Grace Under
Pressure," continues with Charles Dickens'
Hard Times. Join us for coffee, light re-
freshments, and lively conversation. Pick
up a discussion guide and reserve a copy
of the book at the Reference 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 show-
ing "Hard Times", a 1994 BBC-WGBH film
based on Charles Dickens' classic novel.
This version stars Alan Bates as the self-
made, self-important banker Josiah Boun-
derby. 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 informa-
tion with others interested in delving into
their family history. Saturday, August 22,
1:00 pm. FMI, call Kay Boatwright at the
Library, 893-1074.

Blvd. So 893-1068
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 Bar-
bara at 804-9400 for more info.
Karate-Mon. & Fri., 6:30-8 p.m. (Begin-
ners), advanced students stay until 8:30
p.m. Cost is $35 per month. For more in-
formation call Diane at 727-459-1399.
Noisemakers-Children ages 4 and up.
Adults please contact Gabe for informa-
tion. 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.
Sumvie STARTS AUG. 12th-Wed.,
6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per class plus
supplies. Please call Mike at 320-5035 for
more information.
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 ses-
sion. Private lessons available. Call Jack
at 430-0690 for more info.
Watercolor STARTS SEPT. 3rd-
Thurs., 6:30- 8:45 p.m. Cost is $45 a month
or $13 per class. Call Patsi at 501-3559 for
more information and supply list.
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

Bereavement Support Group: For fam-
ily or friends who have recently lost a loved
one. Open to the public Tuesdays, Sep-
tember 8 and September 15 at 10:00 am.
Facilitated by The Hospice of the Florida
Books. Audio Books. Music. Videos.
Computers. Internet Access and Free
Information: Did you know that ... the
Library has Internet-connected computers
for your use, free of charge? ... our read-
ers check an average of 7,500+ books, audio
books, music CDs, and videos each month?
... we research and answer 700+ informa-
tion questions each month? Welcome to
everyone, especially our new borrowers
who signed up for library cards in the last
month--we're here to serve you from morn-
ing until evening Monday through Friday,
and all day Saturday! ALSO-You are cor-
dially invited check out our Friends Used
Book Exchange for some great reads-
Used books make great gifts, too!

Gabber August 13-August 19, 2009

Services Ci Sponsored Activities

i in the Community

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

Special Thanks-The Senior Center staff
and participants are very grateful for
Westminister Suncoast for sponsoring
our annual Ice Cream Social on Wed.
Aug. 12 and to Bob Hines and Cheryl
Moore for providing the entertainment. A
great time was held by all!
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,
please join us every Friday at 9am.
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
Movie of the Month-Mon. August 17 at
12:45pm, The Whales of August starring
Bette Davis and Lillian Gish. Theme:
Two sisters facing the twilight years.
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.
Get Connected for Health Living-3
Part Series on Healthy Aging -Starts
Thurs.Aug 6 at 10:30 am then August
13 & 20
Medicare Made Easy every 2nd Tue.
at 11:15am (Sept. 8)
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.
VA Benefits Find out about available
help to pay for cost of home care, ALF &
Gabber August 13 August 19, 2009

Nursing Home Care Wed. Aug. 26 at
Holocaust Museum Presentation -
Thurs. Aug. 27 at 2pm in the Catherine
A. Hickman Theater in memory of Sophie
Friedlander. Refreshments provided.
Bingo, every Fri. at 1pm
Contract Bridge, every Tues. & Thurs at
Canasta, Pinochle, & Beginning Duplicate
Bridge, every Wed. at 6:30
Mah Jongg, Mon. at 1pm
Wii Bowling, every Thurs. at 1pm
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-
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/
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
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 class: Aug. 24
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


5500 Shore Blvd. So.
Mario DeLeon's Band & Dance
Social & Ballrom Dancing
Sun., Aug. 16, 6-10 p.m. $7

Wed., Aug. 26
6-8 p.m. Lesson
8-11 p.m. Dance, $7

Thurs., Aug. 13 & 27
7-8:30 p.m. Lessons
8:30-10 p.m. Dance, $7

Aug. 17-25
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S. Pasadena Community Band Rehearsal
The South Pasadena Community Band will begin rehearsals for the season
on Thursday September 10, 2009 at 7:30 PM in the South Pasadena City Hall
at 7047 Sunset Drive South. The band will present public concerts the second
Thursday of each month from October through May with the exception of Janu-
The band has been continuously sponsored by the city since its founding in 1986.
In 2008 the city built a band shell in Galatea Garden. December, February and
March concerts are presented at an indoor venue.
Max Millspaugh, Musical Director of the band, said that area adult musicians
are welcome to join the band. "This is a great organization for avocational musi-
cians who want to exercise and develop their musical abilities in a credible band
that prepares and presents challenging and varied music in area concerts" he
said. Millspaugh is a degreed music teacher who taught low brass to college level
students and directed the Kokomo (Indiana) Community Band prior to moving
to Florida. "This is a solid band and we have seen both our membership and our
audiences grow steadily over the last few years," he concluded.
The band's concerts are free and financial support comes from a stipend from
the city and community donors and sponsors. For further information, call band
president Ronald Stoll at 727/345-4502


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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.

Gabber August 13-August 19, 2009



Beta Sigma Phi
Members of Sunshine City Council
chapters and chapters in the bay
area 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. This year's theme will prove to
be a fun afternoon. The luncheon is
always a big hit as it is a wonderful
way for members to meet and begin
the new sorority year of "Sharing
Our Passport to Adventure."
For more information, please call
Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

Adult Basic
Sailing School
Boca Ciega Yacht Club will be
offering a five week Adult Basic
Sailing Class beginning Wednesday,
September 9. The course includes
five Wednesday evening classes as
well as four weekend waterfront
sailing sessions. Students will put
classroom theories into practice
sailing the club's Catalina 16.5 fleet.
Cost is $225 per person including
all classroom materials and an U.S.
Sailing Association Basic Keelboat
manual. Participants will receive
a complementary three month
membership. With a 2:1 student
teacher ratio this is the most
reasonably priced program in the
Tampa Bay area. For registration
information, visit www.sailbcyc.org
or call Jennifer Rogers at 345-7544.
Pre-registration is required.

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

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Government Medical Health Care

Dear Mr., Mrs., or Ms. Con-
Are you surprised that
American citizens are anxious, irri-
tated, even angry about the proposed
health reform bill? Well, it's not
some right-wing, ultra-conservative,
ACORN-like movement, stirring up
trouble. It's really very simple.
You have proposed a plan that
effects one-sixth of the American
economy. Every single American
would be affected by the plan. Each
is required to participate in it. Some
would be taxed for it; others would
get subsidies that others would pay.
It adds an estimated $1.5 trillion to
our debt.
Every single employer with some
few exceptions is required to partici-
pate or be taxed instead. For some it
would be less expensive to drop their
present plan and pay a penalty. The
bill is 1,000 pages long. None of you,
apparently, has read it.
Few seem to be able to answer spe-
cific questions about it. Not even
President Obama is familiar with its
details, as he indicated in a recent
press conference. He didn't even
know the difference between pedia-
tricians who diagnosis infected ton-
sils and surgeons who might remove
Yet, congressional leaders and the
administration wanted this to be en-
acted into law in July without public
discussion. Questions about it are
regarded as suspicious, dangerous,
or disruptive. The White House even
has a web site that urges Americans
to report suspicious activities re-
garding it.
Democrats are running ads claim-
ing that misinformation is being
disseminated although they refuse
to provide details about its imple-
mentation. And, I repeat, they ad-
mit they haven't read it. Those who
confront congressmen are labeled
Nazi's. Kind of reminds me of Cuba's
grand slogan, "Socialism or Death".
There are few details about how it

would work mainly because those
details are left up to the bureau-
cracy after the bill passes. The ad-
ministration and congress say "trust
me", details to follow later. This is
the same congress that accepted pay
raises for themselves and their staffs
as American workers were being
laid off. This is the same congress
that scolded arrogant auto mak-
ers for flying their jet aircraft into
Washington. But this is the same
congress that just voted to purchase
eight jet aircraft for themselves at a
cost of $550,000. Trust you? I don't
think so.
This is the same congress and ad-
ministration that says this isn't a
government health plan, but key
members individually support and
advocate single payer, universal
health which are code phrases for a
government run health system.
The plan, reportedly, has been mod-
eled after the Massachusetts "ev-
eryone is insured" plan signed into
law a few years ago by then Gov.
Mitt Romney. Romney said that it
took two years to work out the de-
tails and that nothing was rushed
through. Interesting, or ironically,
the Massachusetts plan is now wal-
lowing in red ink. In the meantime,
Utah has an interesting plan that
could be studied, but isn't.
The plan is touted as controlling
health care costs, but there is no
mention of controlling malpractice
judgments. Yet, many doctors and
many experts say anywhere from 25
to 30 per cent of tests (one told me
70 per cent) that are run on patients
are for defensive medicine purpos-
As I write this I am now on page
336 with 600 more to read. It might
take a day or two to finish. I am not
fully certain at this stage what is
good and what is bad about the plan.
However, let me relate what I have
surmised so far.
This IS a massive "reform" that
encompasses every aspect of health

care in America. I don't know if it
would result in European style so-
cialized medicine. However, it is
nothing less than federal control of
health care. Included are standards
of care, pay, mandates for informa-
tion and data sharing at all levels.
There's even a passage stating that
insurance contracts must be writ-
ten in clear, concise English. Oh,
that the bill had been written that
It clearly creates a huge new bu-
reaucracy, including the creation of
a health type IRS, to audit providers
and participants. And, of course, it
creates a federal government oper-
ated "default" insurance company to
compete with private enterprise. In-
dividual health care policies would
be "grand fathered", but would col-
lapse if any changes are made.
Medicare and Medicaid would be
made more efficient. Both are in the
red now, but the question is how the
cuts would be made. Maybe it's in
the bill and I haven't gotten to it yet,
or missed it. Could it be rationing? I
don't know.
Would the quality and accessibility
of health care for the great majority
be cut to pay for covering the unin-
sured? How do we pay for covering
more people for more conditions?
How do we reduce costs without
reducing use, or paying providers
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Free Acupuncture
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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-

Salvation Army
Seeks Donations
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
Fourth Street S. in St. Petersburg. For
more information please contact Luis
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and when did all this happen? Answer next week.

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In just 61 weeks, Gulfport will
celebrate the centennial of its incorpora-
tion, October 12, 1910. We'll be remind-
ing you every week with an interesting
old photograph from the collection of the
Historical Museum. See if you can iden-
tify the people, places, and above all the
decade of each picture as it comes along.
To make it a little bit of a challenge, we
won't publish the correct caption until the
following week.

Shown last week: Last week's photo
shows the Casino rigged up for the Gay
Nineties celebration of 1948. After a pa-
rade and a 1890s costume contest, the
day's special guest, 80-year-old magazine
publisher Bernarr MacFadden, parachut-
ed in and made a speech. The flags and
bunting cost a whopping $709 and infuri-
ated the cash-strapped populace. Clues in
the picture? The post-war honor roll on
the Casino and the trolley tracks, which
came out in 1949.

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By Scott Lafee
Until Health Do Us Part
A stable, long-term marriage can
be good for your health. Divorce
or widowhood, on the other hand,
leaves lasting scars on the health of
middle-aged and older people that
remarriage may reduce but cannot
entirely erase.
According to a University of Chicago
study, divorced or widowed people
have 20 percent more chronic health
conditions, such as heart disease or
cancer, than married people. They
also have 23 percent more mobility
limitations, such as trouble climbing
stairs or walking a block.
People who have never married have
12 percent more mobility limitations
and 13 percent more depressive
symptoms than married people, but
report no difference in the number of
chronic health conditions.
People who have remarried have 12
percent more chronic conditions and
19 percent more mobility limitations,
but no more depressive symptoms
that those continuously married.
The impacts of marriage, divorce
and remarriage upon health are
based on the ways in which various
illnesses develop and heal, said
Mary Elizabeth Waites, an assistant
professor and the study's author.
"Some health situations, like
depression, seem to respond both
quickly and strongly to changes
in current conditions. In contrast,
conditions such as diabetes and

heart disease develop slowly over
a substantial period and show the
impact of past experiences, which is
why health is undermined by divorce
or widowhood, even when a person

The smallest baby on record is
Amillia Sonja Taylor, born in 2006.
Taylor was 9.5 inches long and
weighed slightly less than 10 ounces
after a gestation of just 21 weeks.
After a four-month hospital stay,
Taylor went home weighing 4.5
pounds, but at 9 months, she weighed
14 pounds, 3 ounces.
A large serving of McDonald's
french fries (154 grams) contains
500 calories, 225 from fat. It has 25
grams of total fat, or 38 percent of
the recommended total fat intake for
a 2,000-calorie daily diet.
It also contains 350 milligrams of
sodium (15 percent); 63 grams of
total carbohydrates (21 percent); 6
grams of dietary fiber (24 percent)
and 6 grams of protein.
About one-in-six public health
workers say they would not report
to work during a pandemic flu

emergency regardless of its severity,
according to a survey by the Johns
Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public
That's an improvement over a 2005
study that reported more than 40
percent of public health employees
were unlikely to report to work
during a pandemic emergency.
Medical Board of California
California residents can look to
see if their doctor has been accused
of or disciplined for wrongdoing or
has faced any major malpractice
lawsuits. Also, find lots of good
information about choosing doctors,
filing complaints and generally
surviving the health care system.
Catagelophobia: fear of being
They have to make tough decisions
about who is going to take best care
of this precious gift. -- A statement
issued by the United Kingdom
Health Service justifying why
doctors refused a liver transplant to
a 22-year-old, binge-drinking man,
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as Congressman Bill Young.
"I think approaching it from a cul-
tural, historic perspective might set
us apart," Commissioner Jim Parent
"I think the residents will band to-
gether. I have to encourage every-
body please write your letters and let
your voices be heard. That's all we
can do," Commissioner Bev Garnett
implored residents.
"This is going to be a political de-
cision and Congressman Young has
been very good to us in the past. Any-
thing you can do to bring attention
to the issue is going to work in our
favor," City Manager Mike Bonfield
If the post office closes the two St.
Pete Beach locations residents will
have to go to either the posit office in
Madeira Beach or 66th Street, Bon-
field added.
Commissioners urged residents to
e-mail their elected congressmen,
but Garnett stressed that when con-
tacting the postmaster people send
snail mail rather than e-mail. Com-
missioners also asked that anyone
who wanted to design vintage-styled
St. Pete Beach postcards to do so and
contact Commissioner Garnett.
Each commissioner took responsi-
bility for some action to help get the
rally together. For more information
please contact city hall at 367-2735.

Voters Can Vote on When to Vote
But May Not Have to Vote On Height
ST. PETE BEACH- Currently the
city's charter necessitates that voters
have a referendum on any amend-
ment to the city's Comprehensive
Plan. The city has a proposed amend-
ment that will limit the types of
items that require voter approval for
any items dealing with changing "al-
lowable height, density, or land uses"
according to city manager Mike Bon-
field's city manager report.
Commissioner Leonard expressed
discomfort at voting in favor of the
ordinance because of potential legal
issues surrounding Senate Bill 216
and language regarding "paid expres-
sions." Mayor Mike Finnerty said the
legal issues surrounding Senate Bill
216 also made him hesitate to vote in
favor of the ordinance.
According to the Florida Senate,
Senate Bill 216 prohibits local gov-
ernments from spending public funds
for political advertising.
The motion passed 3-2 with Mayor
Mike Finnerty and Commissioner
Chris Leonard casting the dissenting
The city also addressed Ordinance
2009-17, which will place a voter ref-
erendum on this fall's ballot. This
referendum, if passed by the voters,
will amend the city charter. Right
now the city's charter says "all in-
creases in allowable building height
in the Land Development Code must

be approved by voter referendum."
If voters vote in favor of the refer-
endum it will eliminate that voter
referendum requirement if "the al-
lowable building height has already
been approved in the Comprehen-
sive Plan by referendum," according
to the city's agenda report, posted
online with the city's agenda for the
Tuesday night commission meeting.
"The proposed change is necessary
because if allowable building height
is established in the City Compre-
hensive Plan, State law requires the
City Land Development Code to be
consistent," the agenda report adds.
"The purpose of this was to avoid
having to do a referendum every time
the county or the state sends down a
mandatory change to the comp plan,"
Vice Mayor Al Halpern said. "That's
all this does-it was an effort to save
the city some money in having a ref-
Voters must approve any changes to
the city's comprehensive plan so any
changes to allowable height in the
comprehensive plan must will get a
voter referendum no matter how vot-
ers vote on this referendum in the
As with Ordinance 2009-12, the or-
dinance passed 3-2 with Mayor Mike
Finnerty and Commissioner Chris
Leonard casting the dissenting votes
for the same reasons cited with the
previous ordinance.

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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
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is growing in stature as an artist
community. More and more folks
are coming to the downtown area to
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
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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 7/31
Noise Complaint- 5200 BIk 30th Ave.
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk 13th
Ave. S.
Burglary- 3100 BIk Miriam St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 4900 BIk 29th Ave.
Lost/Stolen Tag- 5000 BIk Tangerine
Ave. S.
Traffic Stop-Failed to Stop- 1300 BIk
51st St. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Drunk Driver- 5100 BIk Gulfport Blvd.
Domestic Battery- 5300 BIk 29th
Ave. S.
Saturday 8/1
Noise Complaint- 4900 BIk 12th Ave.
Animal Complaint- 5100 BIk 12th
Ave. S.
Theft- 5100 BIk 8th Ave. S.
Throwing Deadly Missile- 3100 BIk
Beach Blvd. S.
Traffic Stop-Failed to Stop- 4900 BIk
15th Ave. S.
Sunday 8/2
Noise Complaint- 2600 BIk 53rd St.
Trouble with Individual- 2700 BIk
58th St. S.

Traffic Stop-Failed to Stop-1600 BIk
51st St.S.
Domestic Battery- 5600 BIk 28th
Ave. S.
Theft- 5000 BIk 10th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 6200 BIk
11th Ave. S.
Vessel Stop- Waterfront.
Traffic Stop-Failed to Stop- 4900 BIk
18th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1200 BIk
52nd St. S.
Monday 8/3
Animal Complaint- 2200 BIk 57th St.
Theft- 5700 BIk 27th Ave. S.
Drunk Driver- 1700 BIk 53rd St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Theft- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Tuesday 8/4
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Domestic Verbal- 2600 BIk 44th St.
Trouble with Individual- Gulfport
Domestic Verbal- 5300 BIk 14th Ave.
Suspicious Circumstances- 2000
BIk 52nd St. S.
Thursday 8/6
Noise Complaint- 4900 BIk 8th Ave.
Hit & Run- 3200 BIk 58th St. S.
Suspicious Person- 4600 BIk 26th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 5200 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Burglary- 900 BIk 62nd St. S.
Trespasser- 4900 BIk Gulfport Blvd.
Stolen Vehicle- 4900 BIk 10th Ave. S.

Town Shores
Red Hatters

Fifteen Town Shores Red Hatters
and friends enjoyed their monthly
Bunko game on August 7 in the
clubhouse lounge. Refreshments do-
nated by Carol Ringland, Sandy Ad-
ams, Phyllis Miller and Julie Fuce
were served and enjoyed by all. The
big winner was Sherry Billhimer,
who wound up with the Red Hat at
the end of the game.
Next on their agenda is the ice
cream social on August 20 in the au-
ditorium. Friends are invited to join
but they are requesting a $1 dona-
tion to cover the extra cost. The spe-
cialties of the day will be root beer
floats and makings for your own
sundaes. Let them know if you are
attending so they can plan accord-
ingly. Also, mark your calendars for
September 18th Bunko.
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A Greener View

By Jeff Rugg

Plant Shade Trees
I know that for many people, home
values have plummeted. One way to
keep your home's value as high as
possible, especially compared to the
neighboring homes, is to keep the
landscape looking its best. Shade
trees that are healthy and thriving
add more value to homes and even to
otherwise vacant properties than any
other landscape item.
We all want fast-growing trees that
never have any problems and never
have to be watered or maintained.
The problem is that trees are alive
and everything alive has problems.
Most fast-growing trees are short-
lived and not too sturdy while they
are growing. They tend to drop more
twigs and other debris and have
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Fast-growing trees will grow trunks
and branches longer than 2 feet per
year. Slow-growing trees grow less
than 1 foot per year, while medium-
growth-rate trees grow between 1 and
2 feet. Many trees that are known to
be long lived, like oaks, are often fast
or medium growers for the first 20 to
50 years and then they settle down to
a long-term slow-growth rate.
Shade trees provide more than just
shade on the patio. They can have
pretty flowers, fruit and fall color.
Many provide food and shelter to
birds and other wild creatures. They
reduce the heat and glare from the
sun on houses and cars. Their leaves
absorb pollutants, dust and noise.
They help slow the winter winds and
help create summer breezes.
My normal response when some-
one asks me what kind of tree they
should grow in their yard is to say:
Plant what no one else in the neigh-
borhood has. That way, your tree
will have less chance of getting some
disease or insect problem later on.
A brand-new neighborhood may not
have many trees yet, so it will be
hard to prevent others from copying
your choice. Ask several of your local
nursery people what their top 10 or
15 best-selling trees are and then ask
them which one they would have in
their own yard.
Shade trees don't just shade the
ground under themselves. They grow
large enough to shade your house,
which can save you a lot of money on
cooling costs. Strategically located
shade trees will increase in value
more than trees scattered around
the property. It would be good to get
a landscape plan so the tree can go
in the best position. Plan ahead for
backyard activity areas such as pa-
tios, decks or play areas so the tree
can shade them without being moved
or cut down in the future. Plant any
of the trees at least 15 feet from the
This is the best time of year to look
at the shade tree's future location.
Decide which part of the house you
want to be shaded and go outside be-
tween 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on any sum-

mer day. Determine where the tree
should be planted by looking at your
shadow. Stand in the yard looking
at the house and when your shadow
points at it, you are in a good spot.
Now that you know where it should
go, what are the existing growing
conditions? The first thing to con-
sider when picking a tree for a par-
ticular use in a certain location is to
make sure the growing conditions
are compatible. Is the location sunny
or shady? Is the topsoil plentiful or
not? Is the soil well drained, does it
stay dry unless you water it, or does
it stay wet all the time without wa-
tering? Unless you enjoy a challenge,
do not plant trees in the wrong grow-
ing conditions.
Next, consider the size and shape
of plant that will fit in that location.
Does it need to grow narrow and tall
to fit between the houses, or can it
grow wide and round? Will it fit with-
out pruning, or will it be a mainte-
nance headache? Most people cannot
imagine the plant they have in their
hand ever being big enough to hang a
tire-swing on, and then they plant it
way too close to the house.
Now, start narrowing down the
choices. Is it disease resistant? What
color should the leaves, bark, flow-
ers and fruit be? When does it flower,
and does it have a good fall color? For
each single characteristic chosen,
there will be many suitable species
available. The more attributes se-
lected, the more specific the selection
will be and the fewer substitutes that
will match all of the characteristics.
Trees are long-term investments.
Drive through an older neighborhood
and you will see nice old trees. They
probably did not get there on their
own. One of the first outdoor invest-
ments each property owner should
invest in is trees. Some local cities
will actually give you a tree or just
charge enough to cover the cost of the
tree to perpetuate the program. If
your city does this, get a tree as soon
as you can and then invest some time
and money to take care of it.
One of the fastest ways to increase a
home's value is to plant trees and to
finish the landscape plan so that the
whole landscape is pretty. Because
of the lower number of new houses,
many nurseries have a better selec-
tion of trees than usual, so this is a
good time to buy trees.

A Night of Horror

By Cathy Salustri

The Gulfport Arts Center presented its first annual Gulfport Horror Film Festival
this past weekend. Saturday night anxious moviegoers filled Scout Hall to watch the
Roger Corman feature, "She Gods of Shark Reef."
"You had your 'A' movies and your 'B' movies, and these are kind of your 'B-minus'
movies," Gulfport councilwoman Judy Ryerson said.
For five dollars moviegoers also got to watch the informative short movie, "What to
Do in a Zombie Attack," where patrons learned that the best defense against zom-
bies includes such tactics as ripping off a zombie's arm to beat up the zombie.
The Gulfport Arts Center sold popcorn, water and soda. Admission included en-
trance into a raffle for either B movies or original Hugo Porcaro artwork.
At the movie's end the audience applauded enthusiastically.
"We look back and the hokier they are, the more fun they are," Ryerson added "Pure

Clockwise: Stella Ross dressed as one of the She Gods of
Shark Reef; Stacey Whitworth gasps in horror at the Zom-
bie attack; Camilo Cotrino enjoys the popcorn; a skull
watches over the crowd; Amanda Poison hides her eyes
as the She Gods attempt to sacrifice a virgin to a shark;
and an informative film about Zombies helped educate
the audience.

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Registration Forms
for Special Needs
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
during a hurricane threat. Call

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.
St. Petersburg Free Clinic is located
at 863 3rd Avenue North and provides
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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Operation PAR Asks
Community for Help
On May 1, Operation PAR, the
largest substance abuse organization

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in West Central Florida, kicked off
"Pennies for PAR", an awareness and
fund raising campaign. PAR's goal is
to collect one million pennies by June
Budget cuts as well as lower than
usual donations are affecting the
non-profit, and the campaign hopes
to highlight the fact that even small
donations can help those in need of
services offered by the organization.
Proceeds will benefit Operation
PAR's services to children.
In order to meet its goal, Operation
PAR is asking for the community's
help. If you would like to make a
donation visit PAR's corporate offices

at 6655 66 Street N., Pinellas Park
or put a donation in canisters located
at businesses throughout Pinellas
County. If you business is interested
in helping, canisters can be obtained
by calling 545-7564, ext. 228.

German Speaking
AA Meeting
There will be a German speaking
Alcoholic Anonymous meeting every
Saturday, from 4-5 p.m. at 7815
Blind Pass Road in St. Pete Beach
(above the coin laundromat). Hope is
found there.

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SI By Cathy SalustriW

Stepped on a child at the pool the
other day and I don't feel even a
little bad about it. Actually, it was
pretty gratifying. Does that make me
a bad person?
In an attempt to fight genetics, my
metabolism, and a lusty affinity for
the Larry's Ice Cream and the new
burger place on the beach-both a
short walk from my apartment-I've
added swimming to my workout.
Several days a week I make my
way down to the St. Pete Beach
community pool and swim a mile
plus whatever else I can eke out of an
hour in the pool.
I love the pool but it's made me realize
I'm turning into a cranky old lady.
If you've spent any time at a public
pool you know exactly what cranky
old lady I'm talking about, because
you've seen her there, swimming laps
and grimacing at the carefree little
children frolicking about the pool,
haplessly enjoying their last days of
summer and annoying the hell out of
I wasn't always this way. When I
was 18 I started lifeguarding and
teaching swim lessons for the YMCA.
I used to watch these old ladies
swimming laps; they came in two
flavors: the serious swimmer and
what I called the make-up swimmer.
The serious swimmer had not an
ounce of discernible body fat on her
anywhere and had a freakish leathery
tan that almost matched her strappy
no-nonsense Speedo. I never saw her
hair because she always wore a blue
rubber swim cap pulled so tight her
eyes met her hairline. She walked
with the swimmer's slouch that

ensured her shoulders would show
up about 30 seconds before the rest
of her body.
The make-up swimmer showed up
in a bathing suit that epitomized
fashion in the early 60s. She wore
bright red lipstick that bled into the
lines above her upper lip and she kept
a visor on while she breaststroked
up and down the lap lane. Her hair-
frosted and rolled within an inch of
its life- never got wet except for her
neckline and under her ears.
These two swimmers had one thing
in common: they hated children. God
forbid an enthusiastic youngster
should cross their lap lane-even
while they were at the other end of the
pool-and I, as the lifeguard, didn't
immediately wrench the child from
the pool and threaten him with death
or exile to a communist country. They
would make an exaggerated point of
stopping their workout and drawing
this clear breach of the rules to my
As a lifeguard it was my most
solemn and irksome duty to prevent
children from having any fun. I would
dutifully tell the kids to stay out of
the lap lanes, don't touch the lane
markers, and for god's sake don't
splash near the swimmers. After all,
who wants to get wet in a pool? And
while I understood the logic behind
the "only lap swimmers in the lap
lanes" rule, I didn't get the big deal.
They weren't hurting anyone. How
old and cranky did you have to be to
mind a few kids in the lap lanes?
So when I saw these boys swimming
underwater through my lap lane over
and over and over again, I didn't get

annoyed, right? I understood that
they were kids who wanted to have
a good time and play some fun pool
games, right?
You would think I'd achieved that
level of maturity, wouldn't you? You
wouldn't think that when another
child swam through my lap lane and
took his sweet time about it that I
put my head down and added a little
burst of speed, hoping to plow into

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
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

Try a Water
Exercise Class
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. Pete Beach Aquatic Center
located 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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Your Community Pap
u tfor 40 years

1419 49th St. South Gulfport

baber (727) 321 -6965
since 1968 fax 327-7830

Antiques can be "Green" at Patty and Friends

By Leigh Clifton

For almost 30 years Patty and
Friends Antiques has been collect-
ing, appraising and selling the area's
finest antique furniture, glassware
and jewelry. Antiques by definition
must be at least 100 years old and
Florida is particularly teeming with
wonderful treasures and collect-
ibles. At Patty and Friends, with
over 50 vendors, there is no end
to what you might find around the
corner or in the next of many rooms
that house thousands of antique,
art deco and restored pieces.
Most people inherit antiques from
their family; they are passed down
from generation to generation. Some
they keep and some they throw
away or donate. Often, when buying
a new house, the new owners will
find old furniture left in an attic or
garage by the previous owners and
decide it's either not worth fixing or
not worth any money. But with the
latest emphasis being put on "go-
ing green" and recycling, Patty and
Friends' owner Blake Kennedy has
found a unique and inspiring way to
recycle, rebuild and reuse pieces of
furniture that otherwise might go
the way of the trash dump.
With a wonderful upholsterer at
his disposal, Kennedy has resus-
citated many a tattered and torn
chair, couch or daybed. But sticking
with his strict recycling motto, he
finds the end bolts of fabrics from
local fabric companies and using
them, turns tears and rips into a
beautiful and colorful upholstered
art form. Wing chairs, long for the
trash heap, become exquisite read-
ing chairs; covered in leather or
rich fabrics, ready to be cherished
by another generation. But it's not
just fabric he is a magician with;
Kennedy is a builder and designer.
He and his staff have taken designs
from the art and decorating maga-
zines he constantly reads and ap-
plied them to an old wooden table,
chair or china cabinet to create a
one- of- a -kind piece of furniture;
one that still holds the integrity of
the original design, yet retains the
memories of the old wood. All of this
is done with the idea of recycling,

Gabber August 13 August 19, 2009

Photo by Leigh Clifton
Owner of Patty and Friends Antiques Blake Kennedy stands in front of one of the
company's unique recycled designs, the Bay Window Bench. Combining four dining
room chairs with a stuffed bench makes a truly unusual window seat.

salvaging and reusing available re-
sources, something he is passionate
about. He uses wood and materials
from existing furniture and each
new piece is an augmentation of the
original idea.
Some of the designs are very
unique; one of them, a Bay Win-
dow Bench is quite unusual. He
has taken four dining room chairs,
and combining them with together,
added a stuffed bench top. He then
upholstered it with recycled fabric
to create a beautiful and distinc-
tive seat, perfect for a window view.
The effect is striking. On another
piece, he used the legs from an old
coffee table that was past saving,
added a large cushion and created
a cocktail ottoman. His ideas are in-
ventive and resourceful, something
he thinks one has to do these days,
with the faltering economy.
Recently, Kennedy saw a daybed
in a decorating magazine, selling
for over $3500.00... he built one
just like it out of wood he had in his
shop, added a new mattress and is
asking less than a fifth of the price
for his. It is beautiful craftsman-
ship and a great use of imagination
and talent.
The prices at Patty and Friends
are extremely reasonable as well;
Kennedy says that's because of the

sheer volume of furniture, china
and jewelry they get from estates,
auctions, and consignments.
"We acquire so many items, we
price all of our items very reason-
ably," he said. "Our antiques are
very affordable and always top qual-
ity and we do repairs, if needed, on
any of our pieces."
Patty and Friends is a complete es-
tate liquidator and can pick up one
item or an entire estate. As a certi-
fied appraiser and auctioneer, Ken-
nedy can arrange for an in-home
appraisal if necessary.
In these days of mounting limited
environmental resources, Patty and
Friends has found a unique and
ecologically imaginative way to pre-
serve antiques for the next genera-
tion and the present as well. Stop
by or give them a call for all of your
antique needs or questions.

Patty and Friends
Open Seven Days
10 a.m.to 5 p.m.

1225-1241 9th St. N.
St. Petersburg 33701


Deadline: Tuesday 5pm o Monday 3pm if proof is required

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

David C. Hastings, CPA, PA
Certified Public Accountant
Licensed for 36 Years
Individual & Business Taxes Financial Planning
Bookkeeping IRS Problems Payroll Services
MrggB Moiat e&

2207 54th St. S. Gulfport, FL 33707
322-0909 Fax: 322-0520

Are you Losing Net Worth at an Alarming
Rate? Earn 7% steady income, payable mon-
thy guaranteed by mortgages. Local group is
purchasing 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.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $12 per
issue. Call 321-6965.

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Pft" JohnP. Joseph, Esq.
2429 Central Ave., Suite 201
St. Petersburg, FL. 33713
Trust & Estates Divorce & Auto Accidents
www.pinellaslegalcenter.conm e

NEED A DAY/EVENING OFF? Gulfport senior
with your local senior. Light cooking or house-
keeping if needed. Experienced. Reasonable.
Compasionate. 727-321-2826
LPN/CNA- If you need a Caring and Compas-
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20+ Years of Service. 727-822-8445, 727-488-

Gulfport Guardian Angels
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Professional Guardian A&
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Durable Power of Attorney
Healthcare Surrogate *VA Advocate/Fiduciary
Personal Representative
Email: cpoa2@ho.c**

CNA PREP COURSE-Including Classroom &
Lab Skills, Taught By an RN. Monthly Classes,
Day/Night, Register Today. Call JSR Training,

vice Available. Call Erin at 727-742-2532.
We don't cut corners...
We clean them!
Lisa's Cleaning & Services: Babysitting, Plant
& Pet Care & Errands. Lic. 2557 #196246.
Free Estimate. 727-898-2474,
pendable, Experienced. From Ceiling Fans to
aseboards &Windows. Great Rates. Week-
ly, Bi-weekly, Monthly, Move-ins/Outs Karen,

Cleaning, Inc.
Professional Window Washing Service
(727) 481-1605
Condos From Homes From
$38" 68"9
"Best Prices In Town"
Licensed Insured
Since 1989

$49. No Travel Charges. 17 Years Experience.
Evening Appts. Available. Call Paul at 906-

* Kesidential & Lommerclal
* Truckmount & Portable
Satisfaction Guaranteed
"Serving the area for 22 years"
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and too technical advice?
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(up to 4 hrs.)
I have time to listen, fix the problem the way
you want it done and help you get the most out
of your computer. Troubleshooting, installations,
upgrades, spyware & virus removal, Hardware
repairs, problem solving and tutoring at home
included. Customized computers for sale.
Friendly and reliable service, 7 days a week.
Free phone consultation M-F, 7:30-9AM

541 49th St. S
SVirus Removal Hardware/Software
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Compute sards,
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Desktop/Laptop Repair $29 per hour
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FREE ESTIMATES Any Size Job. Service
Upgrades. Fuse to Breakers, Insured Master
Electrician. Home Generator H/Ups. Call Rob-
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* Circuits Added Phone Wiring
* Ceiling Fans Security Lighting & More
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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
Low Voltage Wiring, Home Theater, CATV,
Computer Networking, Licensed (C-10036) &
Insured. Visa/MC. 727-547-8001.

"NO JOB TOO SMALL' Minor Repairs &
Garage Clean-Outs. Free Estimates. Rent-A-
Hand, Inc. Lic.# 5842. 347-3424.
GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experi-
ence, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends.
Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed.
Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount,
Interior/Exterior Home Repairs. Excellent Rep-
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Way You Want It! 727-543-4214.
REPAIR 727-437-6200
Interior/Exterior. Rotted Wood, Front/Back
Porch, Termite Damage, Door, Eaves, Decks.
Expert Craftsman with Many References.
Work. Low Hourly Rate. 727-458-7817.
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from A-Z. We do your Homework! 727-327-
Woodwork, Doors, Trim, Decks, Screening,
Patio's, Home Repairs. Honest-Reliable, Call
and Talk to Me. Charlie 727-459-6968.

No Service
Charge with
Sa Im-n in- m nEvening&
"Same rates seven days a week" Appointments

727 P.O. Box 4001
709-7979 St. Petersburg, FL. 33731

Sales Repair Maintenance
All Makes and Models

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

AL'S WINDOW TINTING-727-403-2323. Resi-
dential, Commercial, Auto, 23yrs. Experience.
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SBedrooms Room
* Baths Additions
SProtetin Enclosures
Protection SFafi
Whitman Contractor, Inc.
*All Types of Remodeling Free Estimates
Bill (Skip) Whitman
Licensed & Insured LC #CR C052336
Kitchens, Repairs & More. Noble Construction.
Over 30 Years Experience. Free Estimates.
Lic.#CBC1256435. Ted, 727-688-8554, 727-
Over 20 Years Experience. Covering the
Beaches. Call for Free Estimate. Specializing
in Repairs. 813-361-7463.

Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Special-
ists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let "A
Old-Timer" Do It! Licensed RCC0051451 and
Insured. 824-9996.
Commercial/Residential. Repair or Replace.
Replace broken tile, rotted wood. Shingle, Tile
or Flat. 40 years experience. Lic#RC29027195.
Call 727-541-6090


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Replacement Windows
Vinyl or Aluminum Windows
Entry Doors
Storm Shutters All Types
Glass Repair
Hurricane Window & Door
Lic.# C6993 C10078

Types Roofing from Leaks to Complete Re-
Roofs. Insured, Dependable. Free Estimates.
Quality Workmanship. 727-214-4768.

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Tables granite om Bath
Fireplace cs t urrounds

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

50% OFF
Interior/Exterior Comm./Res.
Repair/Remodel New
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penter. Great Rates. DEPENDABLE. 22 Years
in Gabber. Rotted wood, doors, eaves, decks,
etc. C-5754, 727-821-9973.

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Experience. Reasonable Rates. 439-0792
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Is your house cleared from limbs
Tree Service certified
322-08 Spec
Stump Grinding
20 Years
Experience Licensed/'Isured

JEFF'S LAWN SERVICE- Mowing, Trimming,
Edging, Blowing, Yard Clean-ups. Leaf and
Debris removal. ALSO: Odd jobs. Reasonable
rates, 727-341-0185
Prices, Leaf & Debris Removal, Palm & Tree
Pruning. Spring Cleanouts. Call Don, 644-

James Fox Tree Service
Owner/Operator for over 20 years
"We make your trees feel beautiful"
Trees cleaned, elevated
Property Maintenance
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@ Hazardous limb removal
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Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush/Tree Removal,
Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling.
Dependable. Senior Discounts, Call Dave,
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.
mates, Reasonable Rates. Rich, 727-418-

DAN'S HAULING-341-1135. Full Service
Cleanups. Bobcat & Demo Work.
Pete Beaches and Clearwater. Garages, Con-
do's, Fair Price. 542-8019. Jim, Clean Truck.


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Commercial Residential References Upon
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Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall,
Taping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates.
Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-

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Sewer & Drain
Leak Repair
Charles Plumbing 727-522-2508

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

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Licensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 522-
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Classes, Individual Attention. 727-328-1431
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Shop, Tools, 2005 Ford Van. 727-83-6425 Se-
rious Inquiries Only.

COOK & PREP-or Pizza Maker with Experi-
ence for Italian Restaurant. Apply 5035 34th
St. So.
ply at Sal's Town Shores Restaurant, 5808
28th Ave. S. Between 12-1p.m. No Phone
SANDWICH/SALAD PREP-7:30-2 or 3-7 p.m.
Background Check. School, 5th Ave. N. & 66th
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Deadline: Tuesday 5pm I Monday 3pm if proof is required (727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830

5 Lug 1/2 Ton Truck or Car, $300. Call Joey
Thompson any day after 5p.m. 417-7786 (do
not leave message).
Tons of Work Done, Tires with Crager Rims,
Flow Master Exhaust, Stereo, CD Player,
$1800. Call Joey Thompson any day after
5p.m. 417-7786 (do not leave message).
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 $2200. 727-485-4603
1996 LINCOLN TOWN CAR- Dark Green, 4D,
New A/C. $3500. Call Joey Thompson any any
day after 5p.m. 417-7786 (do not leave mes-
CASH PAID FOR CARS- Prices Subject to
Steel Market Value. 727-328-8004.

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

SOFA $300. 2 QUEEN ANNE-Chairs $120.
Matching Ottoman $25. 7 Tables $25.-$60.
4 Lamps $10.-$30. 3 Shelf Microwave Cart,
wheels $35. St. Pete 727-547-1718.
METAL OFFICE DESK-with Hidden Comput-
er Keyboard and Storage Cabinets (was State
Ins Agent Desk) with return for Clients. Great
Value!! $100.00 FIRM!!!! Call Annie Thomp-
son 727-743-7355.
FUTON BLACK METAL-Frame with Matress.
Good Condition. $35.00 obo 727-895-1226 or
727-215-9911. Leave Message.
$55.00? 727-417-5673.

WILTON CAKE PANS- Large Selection Nov-
elty Cake Pans. 3-Dimensional, $10. Novelty,
13' BOAT W/TRAILER- $700. 25" Riding
Lawnmower$200. 727-327-9654.
20,000 Lbs Each. $1175 o.b.o. 727-560-2508.
$50.00. Call 727-343-4930 Alexander
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
GAS EDGER $35.-Toro Mower $35. Snapper
Mower, $35. 727-345-5378.
Remotes, $15. 17" KDS Computer Monitor,
$15. Stainless Steel Boat Prop, Johnson 150
HP, $99, Small White Cabinet, $10. 727-329-
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.
5 PERSON FIBERGLASS-Paddle Boat. Great
for Lakes & Fishing. $99.00 727-321-2826.

LADIES BICYCLE- 26", fenders, basket, Tire
pump. $35. 727-328-8125
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
colors (4) Mint Condition. Also, 2 Vintage Re-
frigerator dishes with lids. $75.00 all. 727-321-
PRESSURE COOKER-Never used. The first
$12.00 takes it. Also College Class ring, Sil-
ver with blue Stone. Has fraternity, in gold on
the Stone. Beautiful, Must See. $30. 727-526-

Folds to Standing, $50, Great Condition. 42"
Glasstop Dinette, 4 Chairs, Good Condition,
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.

JET SKI- Older Model. No engine. $100
O.B.O. 727-384-0742
WET SLIPS AVAILABLE- From 25' to 45' Sail
or Power. $7/Ft. Easy Access to Gulf. 727-64 1-

pendable, Friendly Care. T J. Brown, Dog
Handler. 727-417-3564
E-Mail TJB1270@aol.com

SINCE 1995
has Faithfully Served Your Needs. If you're
Selling Coins, Jewelry, Scrap Gold, Antiques,
Collectibles. Call 727-385-9721.

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..

5209 14TH AVE. S.-Sat. 8am. Jewelry, Gold,
Gem Stones, Summer Outfits, Vintage Items,
Lawn & Garden and Much More!
Things. 4650 22nd Ave. S. Saturday, 7:30-?
SAT. & SUN. 8AM-4PM.-4735 Baywood Point
Dr. S. (S. on 49th St. to end, left on Tradewinds).
Household, Marine, Tools, & More!

6227 6TH AVE. S.-- Saturday, 8am-? Baby
Items, Clothes, More!
HUGE SALE-Sat. 8am-12:00 1514 60th St. S.
Interesting Sale by Friends & Family!
8056 31ST AVE. N.-8/14, 8/15, 7-2. Plus Size
Women's Clothes (Sizes 16-20), Teen Clothes,
Household Items.Too Good to Miss!
INDOOR SALE-Town Shores Nottingham
Bldg. #406. Collectibles, Housewares, Jew-
elry, Books. Fri. & Sat. 9am-3:00pm.

Do you need help with Organizing and Declut-
tering your home to create order out of disor-
der? Pat Johns, 727-360-3328.

- 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 eri 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.

Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who
lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you
who give me the divine gifts to forgive and for-
get 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.

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

MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored,
glorified, loved, and preserved throughout the
world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker
of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for
ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this
prayer. Thank You, Jesus.
M. B.
Gabber August 13-August 19, 2009

CHATEAU TOWERS-S. Pasadena #1009.
Completely Remodeled with New Kitchen
and Wood Flooring Throughout. W/D Hook-
up. For Sale or Rent $1200/Mo. 727-564-7665.
mrschall61 @gmail.com
Carpet/Paint, $550/Mo. Also 2BR/1BA Newly
Renovated with Stainless Appliances and
Granite Countertops. $1100/Mo. Michael
Schaffer Realtor 727-409-1347. REALTY RE-
2 BEDROOM HOUSE-with Fenced Yard, W/D,
Private Driveway. $750/Mo. plus 1st. Month
and Security. Call Ricky 727-902-0317.
3BR/2BA- Pool Home, Terrazzo Floors, Credit
Check Required. By Appt. Only. 323-4130.
5101 29th Ave. S.
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. Available Now! 727-343-9595.
2BR DUPLEX-$650/Mo. 1 Month Security.
Fenced-In Yard, Good Location. Avail Aug. 1st.
727-502-7530, 727-321-1793.
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
3/2 HOME IN GULFPORT- New A/C, Updated
Kitchen. Call Jason & Leave a Message. 727-
GULFPORT- 1BR Apt. New Kitchen & Bath-
room. Quiet & Private. Near 58th St. & Gulfport
Blvd. $550/Mo. 727-804-5596.
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.
Gardens. Oversized 2 Car Garage Clean,
Spacious, Move-in Ready, Great neighbrhood,
Low Maintenance Yard. $1000/Mo. Available
Immediately. 727-420-0407.
1BR APT. GULFPORT 1930's Bungalow,
Furnished or Unfurnished, Short or Long-term,
$700/mo. Utilities Included. 727-252-3305.
TOWN SHORES CONDO- Nottingham, Top
Floor Corner, 2BR/2BA, 55+, No Pets. Beauti-
ful Waterview. $1000/Mo. 727-542-2445.
STETSON AREA Walking Distance, 1 or 2
or 3 Bedroom Homes, From $650/mo. Unique,
Pets OK, Tile throughout, 727-481-1077.
wood Floors, Fireplace, Large Eat-In Kitchen,
Master Bath, Laundry Room, W/D, Beautiful
Garden. $1300/Mo. 727-510-8538.

A,Washer/Dryer, $675/mo. plus security, in-
cludes water. 322-8242.
fice area, CH/A, W/D, CLEAN, Beautifully
Renovated. 5708 23rd Ave. S. 727-418-7272.
3017 49TH ST. S.-1BR/1BA Apt. $550/Mo.
Near Art District. PASSMORE & COX INC.
GULFPORT SPECIAL-First Month $500.00
with 1 year lease and $500.00 damage deposit.
1 bedroom duplex with Separate dining area.
Carport, Fenced Yard, W/S/G included. Call for
Details. 727-942-7606 727-278-4852.
TOP FLOOR CONDO-Across from Stetson.
Available Immediately. 2/2 Fabulous Views,
Large Patio, End Unit. Call Today Gloria Pero-
ni 727-776-5226.
EFFICIENCY APT- (for 1) $550 mo. includes
Utilities. First/last/Deposit. 727-384-0724
(leave clear message)
Rent to Maintain Yard, Pool & Home Part Time.
$300/Mo. Includes Utilities & Cable. 727-418-
land. 2000SF, 2+ Master Suites, Single Care
Garage, Pool, Boat Docks. Available Now!
$1800/Mo. 727-542-8654.
TREASURE ISLAND Waterfront 1BR, Condo.
Annual. Fishing Dock, Water, Cable & Trash.
Quiet, Remodeled, Beautiful. No Pets. Avail-
able September. $725/Mo. 727-647-3328.
1 BR. 1st Floor Unit w/Patio. $750/Mo. includes
Water, Cable, Trash, Maintenance. Close to
Stetson and SPC. 716-693-8612.
1BR APT- St. Pete. 700 sq. ft. Large Living
room. Water included. $600/mo. Call 475-0259
or 278-6300.
en, Flooring and Paint. Alley Parking. $650/
Mo. plus $650/Security. Water Included. 727-
Front Patio, W/D, Great Landscaping, Cats
OK, Available Now. $800/mo. 727-510-8538
DUPLEX APT. 1BR/1BA-Gulfport, Large Liv-
ing Room, Large Yard, Quiet Neighborhood.
No Large Pets. $600/Mo. + Deposit. Call 393-
LANDLORDS WANTED-Dan Yingst Realty is
Now Excepting New Clients. Do you Need a
New Property Manager? Call Today 727-321-

MIDTOWN 1 br /lba Cottage near Sweet Bay shopping WSG incl. $395
LAKE MAGGIORE Over looking the lake 1 & 2 br units $695 & $795
22nd STREET BUS DIST 3br/lba large fenced lot carport $795 P
CAMPBELL PARK 4br/lba Fresh Paint New Carpet. Utility room $795
OLD NE lbr apts incl WSG, Gas & Basic Cable. 2nd Mo. 1/2 rent $550
BARTLET PARK 2br/2ba fenced yard W&D Hook ups SEC 8 OK $675

8g: Rentals & Realty, Inc.

Gabber August 13 August 19, 2009


FIVE TOWNS 55+- 2BR/2BA Deluxe Corner
Unit, 1400SF, $800/Mo. & Security. Swimming
Pool, Clubhouse, Gas Cooking, Water, Cable
Included. 1 BR/1 BA $600/Mo. 1BR/1BA, Com-
pletely Renovated, $450/Mo. 727-343-7343,
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.
GULFPORT 3BR/2BA 44th St. S. All New
Tile, Fenced Yard, $1150/mo. Land of Liberty,
Dennis DiTinno, Broker, 363-1074.
LEALMAN APTS-(Near 46th Ave. N. & 40th
St. N.): Studio Apts. from $450/Mo., 1BR's
from $550/Mo., 2BR's from $600/Mo. Vouch-
ers & Section 8 OK.727-804-5596.
QUAINT EFF. WITH-New Carpeting. Also
1BR/1BA 2nd Story with Balcony. Both with
Private Entrances and Walking Distance to
Marina and Shops. 954-270-4882. Now taking

1841 YORK ST. SO.- Near Elementary School.
3/1, Clean, Hardwood Floors, W/D, C/H/A,
Fenced Yard, Good Area. $800/Mo. & Security.
1/1 HOUSE 2218 51ST AVE. S.- $675/Mo,
Large fenced yard. PASSMORE & COX, INC.

Two Nice small Homes: 918 Pelican Dr.
S. (2BR/1.5BA, Fireplace, All Tile floors,
Screened Porch, CHA.$975.00). 1002 Sand-
piper Way S. (2BR/1BA, Tile floors, CHA, sm
Florida Rm. $925.00. Nice Quiet Safe Area.
QUIET 2BR/1BA-in 4 Plex. near Beach. On
site Laundry. $685/Mo. plus Security. 727-403-
STUDIO-with Beautiful Bath & Kitchen. Pergo
Floors, Own Parking. Some Furniture. $400/
Mo. Small Pet Allowed 727-902-0317.
Family Room. Very Large Lot. 2537 Granada
Circle E. $995. + Deposit. 239-218-3177.
Gated Community. Newly Remodeled.6 Pools.
Fully Furnished. Walking Distance to Beach,
Shopping, Restaurants & Hospital. Clubhouse,
Weight Room.55+. Annual Lease $795/Mo.
727-360-5602 or 7276868185.
STUDIO APT.-Overlooks Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently
located. Includes All Utilities/Cable/Internet.
Credit Check Required. 727-688-7622.
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
5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.- 2BR Apt., $625/Mo.
$625 Security Dep. 727-302-9838.
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.
2/1 HOUSE 5163 4TH AVE. S.- W/D Hookups,
$750/Mo. PASSMORE & COX, INC. 727-459-

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Over 55...in the friendly community of
Gulfport. Unfurnished, second floor,
1br/1ba, 1060 sq. ft. with Florida room.
Amenities include: 4 heated pools,
marina, club house, game room, fitness
center, laundry, Bocce, Tennis, social
clubs and more. Walk to the beach, art
district, dining and dancing at the casino.
The rent of $700 per mo. includes: water,
sewer, garbage, basic cable, gas for
heating/cooking/hot water. Prefer a non
smoker. First, last, security. A great place
to Live! 340-642-3828 or 813-453-5937
for viewing appointment.

FURNISHED 1BR- Annual $575, Plus Elec-
tric. Beach Blvd. Location. Ceiling Fans. Ren-
ovated, Nice & Clean. 727-321-7966.
2BR/2BA, C/H/A, W/D, DW, Fully Furnished,
Fenced, Concrete Parking. Pet Friendly. Vaca-
tion, Weekly or Monthly. 727-328-0203.
1BR/1BA ST. PETE CONDO- Laundry, 63rd
St. & 1st Ave. S. $650/Mo. 727-347-0909 or
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-
2BR/2BA Condo plus Den. Gated Community.
Garage, Huge Swimming Pool, half block from
Ceridian, Access to Bayou. $1000/Mo. 727-

House Privileges, Private Entrance, Parking,
W/D, Electric, Water, Cable/Wireless. Refrig-
erator. No Smoking/Pets, 727-916-0916.
Furnished Bedroom, Share Kitchen & Bath.
$475/Mo. 727-343-6350.

2BR/1BA HOME Utilities and Cable Includ-
ed. Tyrone Area, $450/mo. 727-599-6143.

WE GO THERE! 321-6965

Retired Lady Seeks Male Retiree to Share
Lovely 2BR Marina Waterfront. Reduced Rent
in Exchange for a Little Help and Walk Pets.
$390/Mo. includes Utilities. 55+ Wooded Com-
munity. St. Pete. 813-388-0208.
nished Room, Quiet Neighborhood, Utilities
Included. $400/Mo. $150 Deposit. No Smoking
& Drug Free. 344-5206 or 813-927-7885

OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE- From $398-$791/
Mo. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach. 727-641-

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

Call the Gabber 321-6965

Bldg. 727-209-0606.
ing Studio, A/C, 24 Hour Access, Secure. Spe-
cial $300.
3 Room Multipurpose Space w/Private Bath,
Good for Crafts/Pottery, Office, Etc. 727-410-

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BARCLAY #205 2br/2ba, new kitchen, tile, carpeting,
covered parking. Small cat accepeted. $112,000
CHATHAM #406 1 Br with hardwood floors, new
doors, a/c, and much more. Move in ready pet friendly.
JAMISON #614 2/2 deluxe furnished. New AC &
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THE BEACHES Bank Owned & Underval-
ued Properties, Homes & Condos. Whitney
Collins-Shenkman, WINGATE & ASSOCI-
ATES. 727-488-5257.
2BR/1BA MOBILE HOME- St. Pete. Partly
Furnished, C/H/A, Florida Room, Carport, 2
Sheds. $5500 Negotiable.727-348-4211.
TOWN SHORES CONDO- Nottingham, Top
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Pets. Beautiful Waterview. Recently Refur-
bished, First $220,000. 727-542-2445.
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Call Don Kenney
1619 53rd St. S. 2/1.5 block home.
Completely remodeled & new roof 3 years
young. 1020+ sf. great living space. Selling for
less than paid. Not short sale or forclosure.
REDUCED $139,900 Owner says sell!
'i 3031 49th St. S. Multi-unit
n income property $162,400

Marina District 3bdrm/1.5/ba on large comer lot. Split
plan, tiled throughout with Water view and water access. $229,900
Art District 2bdrm/2ba on 100x100 Lot. Hardwood floors,
inside utility RV parking. Tropical setting. $169,950
Waterfront Redevelopment District 4bdrm/2ba
Craftsman bungalow with 2156 sq ft. Large open kitchen, formal
dining, 2 car garage w/alley access. 1/2 block from Beach Blvd.
tCeA nni

New on Market!!! Lancaster #402, 2 bed/2 bath deluxe, upscale condo complete with new
custom kitchen and baths. This condo is for the discriminate buyer who wants the best of furnishings &
comforts of home. Includes carport & beautiful Marina views. Owners motivated to sell..... $189,000
Lancaster #415 2bed, 2bath, corner unit,, beautifully, updated & furnished. .......... $169,000
Lancaster #304 1bed, bath, deluxe with carport, marina views .................. $112,000
Embassy #702 2 bed 2 bath dexlue ..btiiL ..us....................... $225,000
Embassy #409 1br/1.5bth, open water views, furnished. Owners motivated to sell ... $159,900
Hampton #310 1 bed 1 bath deluxe, waterfront marina views ........................ $119,000
South Pasadena New on Market Boca Ceiga Apts-lntercoastal Waterfront
2 bed 2 bath condo wide water views, beautifully decorated, pool, carport and dock with slips available for
sale. $160,000
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corner Gulf Side Waterfront unit Upham Beach Location. 2 bed 2 bath condo beautiful waterfront views.
Enjoy pool & beaches right outside your door. Well Priced $499,000
Lealman Area Single Family Residence 4550 49th Ave. N.
2 bed 2 bath, new driveway, walkway, deck, backyard w/serenity garden & pond. Large updated kitchen,
new interior, and terra-cotta tile flooring. Great Buy @ $119,000
Gabber August 13 August 19, 2009

Stucco, Great Area, 2114 59th St. S.$129,900.
BEAUTIFUL 5 TOWNS- 55+ Community. 1 BR
Condo on 1st Floor, Fully Furnished, Park-
ing Outside the Door. Now $49,900. Come
See Anytime. Call Frank, 727-452-8008. HE-

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