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Title: Gabber
Alternate Title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann,
George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: September 10, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subject: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
Coordinates: 27.750556 x -82.708611 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
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Volume ID: VID00105
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Stetson Business
Owners Seminar
see page 4

St. Pete AIDS Walk
see page 7

Participate In Chili
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see page 9

Clam Bayou Clean-
up October 17
see page 12

What Is Gulfport
Doing About Their
City Manager?
see page 13

Senior Center Sends
Troops Treats
see page 16

Oktoberfest Vendors
Wanted
see page 18

Gulfport Schools
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see page 21

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see page 31

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Gulfport Raises Taxes
at Citizen Request
By Cathy Salustri
At a special council meeting Thursday
night Gulfport City Council voted to
set the tax rate at $3.86 per $1,000
of assessed property value. This rate
represents a higher millage rate than
the one city staff presented to council
as part of the 2009-2010 budget.
Although the proposed budget
included a $1 million surplus,
Gulfport residents questioned the
wisdom of counting on a similar
surplus in following years and asked
council to raise taxes.
"The million dollars is great, but
it's a false sense of security and we
need to make deeper cuts this year,"
resident Bob Newcomb said.
"I somehow don't feel right about
it. I'm not here looking to increase
my taxes, but we're going to have a
disaster next year
See Gulfport Budget, page 44


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Park Grant Funding


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the afternoon at the playground in Egan Park over the holiday
weekend. The St. Pete Beach city commission is urging the
public to write letters in support of a State grant that would
help the city purchase a swath of land at 9001 Blind Pass Rd.
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A Patriot Day Tribute
A Patriot Day ceremony will be
held Friday, September 11, at the
Galatea Garden, 7015 Sunset Drive
South honoring first responders
and veterans, and remembering
those who have fallen in the war on
terrorism. The ceremony will start
at 8:30 a.m. with a moment of silence
at 8:46 a.m.

Fall Opening Tea at
Woman's Club
The GFWC St Petersburg Woman's
Club at 40 Snell Isle N.E. welcomes
their members back after a summer
hiatus. The Annual Fall Opening Tea
will be held on Friday, September 11
from 1-3 p.m. Guests are welcome!
Kathleen Harris of Hat-A- Tude will
present a special program. She will
focus on styles, choosing the right
hat for face and shape, size and wear
and care of hat. There is no charge
for this event, however reservations
are requested by calling Mary Ellen
Conte at 821-2078.
GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's Club
has been serving the community since
1913. In November, their clubhouse,
which is on the State & National
Historic Registry, will be celebrating
80 years since it's construction at the
beautiful waterfront site on Coffee
Pot Bayou. For more information on
monthly meetings, diverse activities
including arts & craft projects,
monthly excursions, book discussions,
weekly sewing and card games or
rental information of their clubhouse,
please call 822-4982.


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Seminar Geared Toward
Business Owners
GULFPORT: Stetson University
College of Law, the Business Law
Section of the St. Petersburg Bar
Association and the St. Petersburg
Area Chamber of Commerce invite
local business owners to learn more
about "Surviving the Slump: How
to Protect Your Business Legally
in a Down Economy," on Sept. 23
on Stetson's Gulfport campus at
1401 61st St. S. Registration and a
networking breakfast begin at 8 a.m.
and the program starts at 9 a.m. in
the Great Hall.
Speakers include risk management
expert and professor Deborah
Brown of Stetson Law speaking on
legal and practical employment law
considerations and consumer debt
expert Guy P. Coburn of the Ruden
Mc( l.,-ky law firm speaking on
collection law and strategies. The
St. Petersburg Times Fund, Inc. is
sponsoring this event.
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before, it is crucial for Pinellas County
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troubles in an uncertain economic
climate," said Brown, who serves
as associate vice president of legal
affairs and human resources at
Stetson Law.
To pre-register for this event for a
fee of $25, please contact the Office of
Conferences and Events at Stetson at
727-562-7312 or e-mail conferences@
law.stetson.edu. Registration details
are available at www.law.stetson.
edu/conferences.

SPC Helios Jazz
Orchestra
Sassy, brassy andjazzy the Helios
Jazz Orchestra performs big band
jazz like no other group in the Tampa
Bay area. Led by David Manson, the
20-member band performs Swing,
Latin, Bebop and jazz standards
with the best jazz musicians in
town. Enjoy a free evening of top
notch jazz at the Music Center at
SPC, 6605 Fifth Avenue N. in St.
Petersburg on Tuesday, September
15 at 7:30 p.m.







City of Gulfport
Birthday Bash
You are all invited to join in the
City of Gulfport's 99th Birthday
Bash on Saturday, October 17 from
4-9 p.m. And what better way to
celebrate than to have a good old
fashion Gulfport Birthday party at
the Historical Museum? Children
can sign up for a Chalk Art Contest
and enjoy other free activities. You
can check out crafters and flea
marketers along 28th Ave. S., take
a guided trolley tour of Old Gulfport
and try your hand at the popular
Mullet toss. Grilled hot dogs and a
yummy traditional fish fry dinner
are available for purchase. Music
will be provided by the Island Boys
and The Bobby Tess Trio at 5 p.m.
in the newly renovated Scout Hall
right next door.
During this event, take an inside
tour of the Gulfport Historical
Museum and pick up your new
Historical Society Gulfport
Centennial Calendar. It has all
the important Gulfport numbers
and event dates for 2010. It is a
bonus 15 month calendar with the
dates of October 2009-December
2010. Calendars will be ready for
purchase for $5 at the birthday bash
and orders are already coming in, so
be sure to get your calendar or call
the Gulfport Historical Museum at
727-327-0505.
Also, be a part of History as
Gulfport historian, author and
artist, Lynne Brown releases her
new book, "Gulfport, A definitive
History." She will be at the event
for book signing.





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some new ones at the 99th Annual
City of Gulfport Birthday Bash at
the Historical Museum at 5301 28
Avenue S. on Saturday, October 17
from 4-9 p.m. Come and have a piece
of cake to celebrate Gulfport's 99th
birthday! A true Gulfport tradition!

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* Detailed medical history and physical exam
* Review of medications and education of
interactions and side effects
* Cognitive evaluation
* Home safety evaluation
* Memory Testing and Evaluation
* Fall and Gait Evaluation
* Testing and Management of Coumadin
Therapy
* Blood Tests and Laboratory Services
* X-ray Evaluations and Expert Radiology
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to offer a new walking program for
people of all ages and fitness levels
starting September 7 and running
through December 18. Walking
is a great way to start the day and
fit a workout into even the busiest
schedule. Class will be led by certified
personal trainer Lisa Engen and will
include guided walks either on the
beach, sidewalk or walking trails. For
information and registration, contact
Lisa at 507-363-1533 or LMEngen@
gmail.com.


* Dexa Scans and Bone Density Workup and
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* Echocardiogram Testing and Evaluation
* Electrocardiogram Testing and
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* Coordination of Care with Nursing, Rehab,
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International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Join yer fellow pirates at Domain Food & Spirits, 5501 Shore Blvd. in Gulfport
on September 19 for International Talk Like A Pirate Day! The event will
take place from 6-11 p.m. Free admission is in order and the general public is
invited. Talk, dress and party like a pirate to the songs of the Double M band!
Food, grog, dollar jell-o shots and rum specials will abound! Free give-a-ways,
chance drawing and plenty of free booty to go 'round. Call 727-322-5217 or 727-
347-1928.
To find out how the International Talk Like A Pirate Day came about,
please visit the website: http://talklikeapirate.com/about.html. To find out
why International Talk Like A Pirate Day is not to be missed: visit http://
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St. Pete Shell Club
The St. Petersburg Shell Club will
meet Friday, September 11 at 7 p.m.
at the Seminole Recreation Center,
2nd floor via elevator, located at 9100
113 Street N. in Seminole. Meet and
Greet starts at 6:30 p.m. This month's
program will be a pictorial review
of the Conchologists of America
Convention held in Clearwater in
July presented by Dick Jackson,
President of Suncoast Conchologists.
Shell displays, "Show & Tell" and
educational segments will also be
presented. The public is welcome
and encouraged to attend. There is
no charge. Plenty of free parking.
Refreshments will be served. Call
867-6861 or www.stpeteshellclub.
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AIDS Walk
St. Petersburg
AIDS Walk St. Petersburg will be
held on Saturday, September 12.
This 5k walk begins and ends at
North Shore Park, on the waterfront
in beautiful downtown St. Pete.
Registration at 8 a.m. with the
Walk starting at 10 a.m. AIDS Walk
St. Petersburg will benefit the clients
of ASAP. 100% of money raised will
remain in Pinellas County serving
clients infected and affected by HIV.
Last year, over 2000 participants
raised $117,000 for the clients of
ASAP. Their goal this year is to pass
the $125,000 mark.
This year's Grand Marshal is
CW44's own Sheli Sanders. Our
Master of Ceremonies will be Ann
Sherman-White, Coordinator of
ASAP's Department of Prevention
and Testing. Tampa Bay's Double
M Band will kick off this year's Walk
with a live performance, featuring
the debut of "Time to Care," a song
written especially for the event.
Individuals and teams can
register online at http://www.
AIDSWalkStPetersburg.org.


Donations are collected by
participants through a secure online
payment system or by using sponsor
forms which can be downloaded from
the web site.

Free Museum Day
On September 26 from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. ArtsAlive 2009 presents Free
Museum Day.
Museums are open free to Pinellas
and Hillsborough county residents
(with ID). Participating venues


include the Salvador Dali, Dr. Carter
G. Woodson, Florida Holocaust,
Florida International, Great
Explorations, Fine Arts Museum
and St. Pete Museum of History,
The Morean Arts Center, The Pier
Aquarium and Florida Craftsmen
Gallery. Some museums close at 4
p.m. Park and ride the Looper Trolley
to most downtown locations for
free. Free shuttle from BayWalk to
Great Explorations. www.stpete.org/
artsalive or 727-893-7465.


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gentle fun at all things British.


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Pork Madeira Chicken
James'Signature Dish Fire Roasted Chicken
Pollo La Fogata
Pasta Salads
Shrimp Scampi Traditional Caesar
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Primavera Desserts
Pasta La Fogata Dark Chocolate &
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abi Smashed Potatoes 4 Layer Carrot Cake
Roasted Garlic Chef Miles Favorite Tiramisu
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Beach Commission
Approves
Millage Raise
ST. PETE BEACH Though it's
not going to be same number it was
before the rollback, St. Pete Beach
property owners will notice a slightly
higher number in their TRIM notices
for fiscal year 2010. The proposed
operating millage is 2.4834 (or
$2.4834 per $1,000 of assessed
property value an increase of .107
mills over the current rate, but still


below last year's rate of 2.6714. The
proposed debt service millage rate is
.0754 an increase over the current
rate of .0661. The new operating
millage rate is expected to generate
$5.5 million for the City's general
fund. The debt service rate will go
to general obligation bonds for the
police building.

Antique Appraisal Fair
Back by popular demand, Gulf
Beaches Historical Museum will
once again host an Appraisal Fair.


Do you have a family heirloom, yard
sale treasure or fabulous fake? Where
did it come from? And how old is it?
How much is it worth? Find out by
bringing your items in to be appraised
by an expert from Granny's Auction
House. Sponsored by the Museum
as a fundraiser, this "Antiques Road
Show" style appraisal fair will be held
on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at
the St Pete Beach Community Center.
Shop the museum gift shop, grab a
hot dog and beverage. Learn about
the museum. And even if you don't
have anything to appraise, come and
chat with others about their treasures.
It's a great way to learn how to spot
that next family heirloom and support
the little Museum that keeps dear our
island history, on display to share
with all, always free!
Admission is $5 and includes one
small item for appraisal. You may
bring up to three items, but each
item will require a $5 ticket. Each
furniture piece is $20. The event will
be held from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. at the St.
Pete Beach Community Center at
7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Mark your
calendar now, and keep looking for
those garage sale treasures! Contact
Spencer at 727-743-8866 for more
information.


Overeaters Anonymous
Group in Gulfport
Overeaters Anonymous is a 12 step
program dealing with eating disor-
ders. We meet every Sunday from
6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Neigh-
borhood Center, 1617 49th Street S.
Contact Donna at 727-526-4082.



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Sign Up for
Chili Cookoff
GULFPORT: Entries are coming in
for the Industrial Arts Center's first
Industrial Strength Chili Cookoff
on Saturday, September 26, 6:30-
8:30 p.m.! Entries are limited to 20
chili cooks, so sign up now online to
compete against your friends and
neighbors.
This will be a hot, hot, hot -- fun, fun,
fun event to support the innovative
teaching facility in the Gulfport
Art Village Courtyard. In addition
to tasting some fabulous tastebud
tingling chili, attendees will enjoy
live entertainment and watch glass
blowing demonstrations.
Entry deadline is September 23
for the chili tasting and judging
event. The entry fee is only $25 and
includes an IAC membership and
commemorative apron. Check the
Industrial Arts Center website for
details: www.IndustrialArtsCenter.
org.
First, second and third place
winners will receive hand blown chili
pepper trophies and other prizes.


Event tickets are $9 for adults and
$5 for kids.
For more information, call the
IAC at 727-289-9365 or email info@
industrialartscenter.org.

Casino Night to
Benefit Homeless
A Brighter Day of Pinellas County,
a local 501(C)3 charity that helps
homeless families with children, will
be hosting their llth Annual Casino
Night at the Maria Center, 5800 15


Avenue S. on Saturday, September
19. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. with
appetizers by O'Bistro's, dinner by
Carrabba's, games, music/dancing,
raffle and a silent auction with some
amazing prizes. Come join the fun for
$50 per person. It's a great way to
spend the evening with friends, dine
on some delicious food, have a blast
and support a great cause.
For more information visit
a-brighterday.org, email to:
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420-1006.


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Unitarian Universalist
United Fellowship
5721 Central Ave.
We are a lay led Fellowship guided by truth,
reason and tolerance. We invite you to
discover Unitarian Universalism with us.
Discussion 10:15 AM
Program 11:00 AM
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Summer Services
Sunday 9am Holy Eucharist
Our Thrift Store is open
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Food Pantry is Open
1st & 3rd Sundays
from: 10 am to 12:30 pm
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Episcopal Church
3747 34th St. South St. Petersburg, FL 33711
(727)867-7015


St. Alban's Honors
First Responders
St. Alban's Episcopal Church in St.
Pete Beach welcomes the community
to honor the St. Pete Beach "First
Responders", on Sunday, September
13 at the 10:30 a.m. service followed
by a lavish potluck luncheon in the
Parish Hall. Since September 11,
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unofficial Fire and Police First
Responders Appreciation Week.
St. Alban's has hosted a celebration
of these brave men and women on
the Sunday closest to 9/11 for many
years.
Letters of invitation have been sent
to St. Pete Beach Fire and Police
personnel, as well as, to the Mayor
and City Commissioners.
This event has been well attended
by our First Responders each year
and we look forward to seeing them
again this year.
St. Alban's welcomes everyone
from the surrounding community to
join in honoring those who respond
selflessly to anyone in our community
in need or in an emergency.
St. Alban's Episcopal Church
is located between 84th & 85th
Avenues on Blind Pass Road in St.
Pete Beach. Call the Church office
360-8406 for more information.


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Monday, Course in Miracles 7pm
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4p.m.


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Friday, Sept. 18th, 7pm
The feast of trumpets. The beginning of the
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our names are in the Book of Life.
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Monday, Sept. 28th, 7pm '
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this most holy day of the year with us at
Beth-El Shalom and see why we do not need
to fear death or the judgement.
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The feast of Booths, celebrating the time our
people spent in the wilderness after we came
out of Egypt. Learn how this represents
Heaven and how you can have the assurance
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Child Care Sunday Mornings
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2nd Annual Tangerine
Blues Fest
If you are looking for good food
and great music join the fun at the
2nd Annual Tangerine Blues Fest
on Saturday September 26 from
4-8 p.m.! This annual event is
organized by the 49th Street South
Business Association, Gulfport
Chamber of Commerce and the cities
of Gulfport and St. Petersburg. The
festival will be held on 49th Street
South along the Tangerine Greenway.
Gates open at 3 p.m.

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featuring local favorites The TomKats
(www.thetomkats.com) and blues
legend Sterling Magee & the Harlem
Blues Band (www.myspace.com/
sterlingsatanmagee) and talent from
the east coast of Florida, Art Harris
and the Z-Tones (www.ztones.com).
Prior to the festival the City of
Imagination will be providing family
fun with a "tree weaving". If you're
not familiar with tree weaving it is
a fun activity that delights the mind
and the eye. Please join in!


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They have great food and drink
vendors available on site so please no
coolers.

Pinellas Coastal
Cleanup 2009
The City of Gulfport and Keep
Pinellas Beautiful will be hosting
the bi-annual fall Pinellas Coastal
Cleanup on Saturday, October 17
from 9 a.m. to noon at Clam Bayou
Nature Park (49th St. S. to 19th Ave.
S. east to Miriam St. S.) in Gulfport.
People with non-motorized vessels
(kayaks and canoes) as well as
people traveling via land based are
encouraged to sign up at the Clam
Bayou the day of the event for an
enjoyable day while lending a hand
to help keep the Bayou clean.
Beverages and lunch is provided to
all dedicated volunteers. It's a great
way to enjoy being outside, meeting
your neighbors and helping the
Bayou. For more information on the
cleanup, please contact 727-893-1092
or 727-893-1118.

St. Petersburg Garden
Club to Meet
On September 14 Creative Crafts
will be meeting at the Garden Club of
St. Petersburg, 500 Sunset Drive S. at
10 a.m. On Sept. 15 Dracaena Circle
will meet at 12:30 p.m. The Jungle
Circle & Green Fingers Circle of the
Garden Club of St. Petersburg will
be holding their September meeting
on Tuesday, September 22 at 1 p.m.
The program is "Hydroponics for the
Home Gardener" presented by Dawn
of Simply Hydroponics. Gardening
friends are always welcome.




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Still Time to Enter
Mailbox Art Contest
GULFPORT:The Industrial Arts
Center has extended the deadline for
entries in its Keep Gulfport Colorful
mailbox art contest. Entries will be
accepted until September 23 and the
winners will be announced at the first
Industrial Strength Chili Cookoff on
September 26.
Visit the IAC website now to see a
few of the first entries! The non-profit
arts organization invites Gulfport
residents to submit photos of their
decorative mailbox for its first "Keep
Gulfport Colorful" contest. Winners
will receive free glass blowing
classes.
Mailboxes must be installed at an
address in the Gulfport city limits.
The decorative medium is up to
the homeowner's interpretation.
Submissions should be made via
email to info@industrialartscenter.
org.
For more information, visit www.
IndustrialArtsCenter.org. Email
info@industrialartscenter.org or call
727-289-9365.

Register for
SYAA Soccer
SYAA is registering for the 2009-
2010 Soccer Season on Saturday,
September 5 from 1-3 p.m. For more
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Q: Last week Gulfport city council had a workshop about the city manager.
What's going on?
A: While no one's promising that the city will definitely hire interim city
manager Jim O'Reilly as the permanent city manager and he has yet to pub-
licly say he wants the job, the city's taken some actions that indicate that's the
direction it's heading.
One problem exists: O'Reilly doesn't live in Gulfport and has no plans to do
so. He and his family live in Seminole. The last city manager bought a home in
Gulfport as a condition of the job but council has expressed no desire to make
O'Reilly do the same even though the city's charter says he must do so if he
wants the job.
Last week council met, according to Mayor Mike Yakes, "to decide if they wish
to change the residency requirement." Vice-Mayor Bob Worthington contacted
the Florida League of Cities who said that council could change that portion of
the charter by ordinance.
The workshop, Yakes insisted, didn't deal with the issue of whether or not
to hire O'Reilly, although he added "council agreed that he (O'Reilly) held an
exception to the rule with his knowledge of Gulfport. He has served in that
capacity as an interim and during that time he has demonstrated his ability to
serve as CEO of the city."
He is, Yakes said, "doing an adequate job. So why search when what we'd be
searching for is right here?"
City council will take the next step at the September 15 council meeting with
a first reading of the ordinance changing the charter so that the city manager
does not have to live in Gulfport.
The last city manager made roughly $105,000; St. Pete Beach pays their city
manager about $117,000.

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Coconut Inn Rezone

Vote Stalled
ST. PETE BEACH Once again,
a City Commission vote on an
ordinance that would change the
zoning for this recently revamped
mom and pop hotel from residential
to Traditional Hotel District Zoning
did not happen at the Commission's
most recent meeting. Around twenty
citizens approached the podium at


the meeting. Fourteen spoke against
the measure, which inn owner Joe
Caruso says he is pushing for so
that he will be able to rebuild in the
future should the building become
outdated.
Opponents expressed concerns over
building height, increased traffic
and even the possibility that Caruso
would use his ancillary rights to put
a "jazz bar" or "rock and roll club"
on the premises. Caruso said he
was willing to compromise. Among


that which he is willing to waive,
he said, are building height (which
he would keep to a residential
standard of 40 feet once FEMA flood
considerations are in place) and
ancillary use. He added that if the
Commission approves the rezone
he will refrain from building on the
vacant property adjacent the hotel,
which now comprises a parking lot
and a slated site for gazebos and a
barbecue pit, for five years.
Nearly every single resident
who spoke against the ordinance
prefaced his or her argument with a
statement on what an excellent job
Caruso has done with the property,
which was in complete disrepair
as the LeRoy Motel when Caruso
purchased the property last year.
Despite Commissioner Bev Garnett's
motion to deny the ordinance, the
Commission may approve bill, but
with conditions similar to those
listed above. There was talk of
holding a workshop to determine
the specific conditions that would
be included, and the Commission
plans to vote on the ordinance at its
October 13 meeting.

Free Clothing
Store to Open
A Touch of God Ministries will
celebrate the opening of their
free clothing store on Sunday,
September 13. They ask you to
attend their Sunday service at 9:30
a.m. They are located at 2997 Tyrone
Boulevard in St. Petersburg. Visit
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Friends of Strays 31st Anniversary
Celebration will be held on Saturday
September 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
at Best Buddies Boutique, 400 Beach
Drive in downtown St. Petersburg.
Event features professional pet
photos and raffles. Raffle tickets will
be on sale throughout the month
of September. Win a one-of-a-kind
designer pet couch. Make your
reservations for pet photography,
only $10 sitting fee. All proceeds go
to Friends of Strays No-Kill Animal
Shelter.

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 registration fee is $225.
This crowd-drawing event is sure to
bring attention and new customers


to local businesses. Festivities begin
at 8:30 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.
Stage events will be 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, Frontlne/Heartgard Pet
Boutique tent, PetSmart Amateur
Agility course and more. Tech
Data Corporation is the presenting
sponsor again this year.


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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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register contact Janet at 727-586-
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and Norma Card who mails the packages. Today the Senior Center rece
an e-mail from LTC Chris Eubank who stated how very much the sold
appreciated and loved the packages. So a huge thank you for everyone at
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Fliers
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much more can be found at Help A
;um, Child's 10th Annual Cooking for
are
Kids Fundraiser set for Thursday,
September 17 at the St. Petersburg
Coliseum. Local broadcaster and
author, Bill Murphy, will serve
as master of ceremonies and
Frank Parson's Big Band 18 Piece
Orchestra will put on a USO style
show. Participating restaurants,
cooking gourmet meals, include local
favorites such as The Columbia,
Caf6 Vienna, Grattzi, King Natural
Catering, LaFogata, Bellini's and
S O'Bistros.
All proceeds benefit Help A Child's
services to identify and prevent
violence against children. Ticket
prices are $75 per person and include
food, entertainment, and a night
full of memories. Attire is business
casual, 1940s cocktail glamour or
military uniforms. For reservations
and donations contact Sandy Murray
at (727) 544-3900 ext. 134. More
information about Help A Child, a
division of Suncoast Center, Inc.,
and their impact in Pinellas County
visit www.helpachild.org.


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Haunted Hike through
Historic St. Petersburg
Neighborhood
Euclid/St. Paul's, St. Petersburg's
most paranormal neighborhood,
invites the public to a family-
friendly Haunted Hike Saturday,
October 17. Tours will leave the
intersection of 13th Street and 13th
Avenue North every 15 minutes
between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. The
Hike is a one-mile walking tour and
takes approximately one hour to
complete.
Guides will lead visitors down
ESP's creepy alleys and brick-paved
streets to old homes and landmarks
where costumed characters will tell
spooky stories like:
"Problem Patients at the
Sanitarium"
"Euclid Stew"
"Real Vampire Housewives of Euclid
St. Paul's"
Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for
kids 12 years old and under. Kids
under two years old are free. They
may be purchased at www.espna.org


or at the intersection 13th Avenue
and 13th Street North the night of
the tour.
Also at the corner of 13th Ave.
and 13th St. N. will be the Ghouly
Goodies Bake Sale featuring
homemade baked goods.
The ESP neighborhood is located
between 9th and 22nd Avenues
and 16th and MLK Streets North.
Proceeds from the event and the
bake sale will benefit the ESP
Neighborhood Association and
the Pet Pal Rescue. The Hike is


sponsored by Alice June Graphics.
For more information, call Wendy
Wesley at 727-823-0393 or visit
www.espna.org.

Enter the Labyrinth
Located at 5001 20 Avenue S. in
Gulfport (east of the elementary
school) is the labyrinth. Open
seven days, noon till sundown. Free
admission. Call 727-331-2622 for
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Oktoberfest, send your contact
information to noleloverl@aol.com or
fax to 727-343-6420. In the subject
line enter "Oktoberfest 2009" and a
reservation form with fees and details
of the festival will be e-mailed or
direct mailed to you. The Arts and
Crafts Fair will be held outside this
year with greater exposure to the
many visitors. Reservation forms
are also available at the rectory
office at Most Holy Name at 5800 15
Avenue S., Gulfport.
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been an annual event in Gulfport for
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nor does appoint an interim senator.
You have to look at the reason they
changed the law in the first place;
they anticipated that in 2004, Sena-
tor John Kerry would be elected to
the presidency and vacate the seat.
The Democrats wanted to ensure an-
other Democrat got it. I think in light
of the current situation, they should
do whatever is expedient. Time is of
the essence. I am grateful to Sena-
tor Kennedy for all of his help and
work, especially on a health care
project that I was personally work-
ing on. He's an American icon and
his tireless work on health care over
the years is very much appreciated.
Now we need a new chair and voice
for health care reform."


Ed Dunn, Gulfport: "Three New
England states, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island and Connecticut have a
marked propensity for changing the
laws to favor the particular party in
favor; Rhode Island and Massachu-
setts almost always pull for the Dem-
ocrats, Connecticut pulls Republican.
All three have changed their laws
about whether the Governor or leg-
islature can appoint with regard to
special elections. Ted Kennedy will
be sadly missed. I hope the people
of Massachusetts and the rest of the
country see the real opportunity this
represents with regards to health
care. The debate about health care is
far from over. But if there is no public
option, everyone shouldjust sit down.
Without a public option, there won't
BE a reform of health care."


Laura Etheridge, Gulfport: "I
think the Governor should be al-
lowed to appoint an interim senator
because the State of Massachusetts
deserves to be represented by two
senators. They should have never
made the change to the law and left
it well enough alone. Kennedy's pass-
ing is such a part of a bigger history;
it reminds me of how I felt about
J.F. K. getting assassinated. It was
so horrendous. I actually visited the
house where J.F.K. and Jackie Ken-
nedy had lived in Newport, Rhode
Island. They had been showing the
house right before it was bought by
the chairman of Fruit of the Loom,
who turned it into a private resi-
dence. Ted Kennedy was the last of
the original Kennedys."


Gil Blais, Gulfport: "Whatever the Massachusetts state constitution says
should be upheld until the people want to change it; the people should have a
voice in it. Patrick Kennedy, Ted's son, was my Congressman. I met Senator Ted
Kennedy when he was campaigning for his son. It was interesting to meet him:
he was very nice and genuine. He came across as a regular guy. I'm an Indepen-
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Dear Editor: My name is Robert
Myers and I have been a resident of
Gulfport since February of 97. I live
in the Town Shores complex and on
Gecko Saturday I walked down Shore
Blvd. to see the entertainment. I
stopped to see my friends at The Vil-
lage Pub and C'( l.I.ly,'s. They along
with all the other business on Shore
Blvd. were doing a heck of a business
(I was told at The Village Pub on
Sunday it was better than the 4th).
After walking around for a while I
started home using the back streets,
this is where my problem was. I
counted numerous parking tickets
issued by our police department. My
problem is how can we aggressively
advertise for at least two months be-
fore this event, then close off at least
20% of the available parking for ven-
dors and then ticket the 50% or bet-
ter over flow that have no where to
park?
I think next year the Police Depart-
ment and the City council need to
address this problem. How many of
these ticketed people do you think
will come back to Gulfport and how
much bad press will this generate?
Robert Myers


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With Gulfport's 100th year as a
City coming closer, the Historical
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15 month Gulfport Centennial
calendar to commemorate the
occasion. All dates of special events
from October 2009 to December of
2010 will heavily line the calendar.
This is a must have in every Gulfport
home as even the images reflect the
years of Gulfport's past.
Along with important event
dates, you will find club numbers,
including the local Scouts and the
holiday trash pickup schedule
available in this handy calendar.
The calendar is $5 and after printing
costs, the remaining proceeds will
help support the local Gulfport
Historical Society.
The Gulfport Centennial Calendar
will be available for its big debut
on October 10th, during The City
of Gulfport's 99th Birthday Bash
at the Gulfport Historical Museum
at 5301 28th Avenue S. The party
starts at 4 p.m. If you would like to
order the Centennial calendars in
advance for your home or business,
please call the Gulfport Historical
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By Leigh Clifton
"So far, so good", said Boca Ciega High Principal Paula Nelson last week,
when asked about Swine Flu outbreaks as the school year gets into full swing.
"Every adult now has hand sanitizers; before the district even put out the
directive, I had them ordered through a contract with Walgreen's and the
district now has the hand sanitizers in the warehouse. So we will continue
to do that. We sent flyers out to all the teachers to post on their doors about
proper hand washing, sneezing into your elbow, things like that. We've
communicated with parents; we even called them to remind them that if their
kids are sick, they can't return for 24 hours until they clear their fever; that's
state policy."
Nelson also said that they are trying to keep a close eye and monitor it closely.
Bogie has two nurses; one full-time nurse from the school district, Shelly Ray
Gregg and Lavelle Martin from the Health Department. Both nurses are paid
from the Health Department.
Health Department statistics dictate that normally, the Swine Flu will
emerge within the first two weeks of school.
Said Nelson, "I guess we'll have to wait and see. I'd like to think we're one of
the lucky ones and we won't see it here. But we're trying to do everything we
can to get ahead of it."
Over at Gulfport Elementary no documentable cases of the flu have shown
up and Principal Lisa Grant had similar stop gaps in place to combat it.
Signs have been placed on all bathroom doors about the importance of hand
washing and the kids are told about it in class as well. Many teachers carry
hand sanitizer and are on the lookout for any child who is sick, has a fever or is
vomiting. That child is sent to the nurse's station where the parents are called
to pick up the child.
One noted difference between Bogie and Gulfport Elementary is the addition
of surgical masks. According to Grant, the district ordered between 30-40
masks and any child that has been found to be sick will be asked to wear one
just as a precaution for other students and health officials as well. The sick
child will wear the mask in the nurse's office while waiting to be picked up
from school.
"We're not trying to ostracize the sick child, we just want to protect others
around him or her," Grant explained.
Grant also said that parents have been pretty good about calling and asking
about sick kids. She wrote specific directives in the monthly school newsletter,
telling parents what symptoms to look for and how to combat the flu. Next
month's newsletter will contain pertinent information about the Swine Flu
as well. The district is also looking at flu shots in the near future. The cost of
the shots will be absorbed by a federal grant and all parents will have to give
permission for their child to receive one.
I.N-1 of all," Principal Grant said, "If your child is sick with the flu, they
need to stay home, get plenty of rest, drink lots of fluids and wait it out. The
flu doesn't respond to antibiotics, so you just have to rest."






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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.gulfportcommunityplayers.org.
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.


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Rehearsals will begin a week after
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This play took over a year to write,
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Chanel
The recent death of a wire-haired
dachshund named Chanel has made
headlines. She lived in Long Is-
land with owners Denice and Karl
Shaughnessy, who adopted her when
she was 6 weeks old.
What's special about Chanel? For
one, she would've made Coco proud.
As reported by the Associated Press,
Chanel "wore tinted goggles for her
cataracts in her later years and fa-
vored sweaters because she was sen-
sitive to the cold."
What's newsworthy about Chanel?
She was 21 when she died -- 147
years old in dog years.
Chanel and the Shaughnessys had
a rich and long life together. Their
story is a reminder to all new and
potential dog owners of how deep
and enduring the commitment of dog
ownership can be.
And the following letter from a
reader is a reminder of the things a
person should consider before em-
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We just adopted a 3-year-old female
Labrador retriever. "Cindy" came
from a family who lived in a mobile
home with no yard, where there was a
single mom with two boys, 7 and 10,
and two grandparents, as well as a


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two 12-year-old cats (one friendly, the
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freaked out during fireworks season
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around, which is great. But I don't
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-- Who will exercise the dog? When?
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Community Health Fair
Egret Cove NursingandRehabilitation
Center will host a Community Health
Fair on Wednesday, September 16 in
the Maria Center, Most Holy Name
Catholic Church, 5800 15 Avenue S. in
Gulfport from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This
event is free and open to the public.
Free medical screenings will be
available, as well as presentations
by home health care, assisted living
facilities, elder law, Hospice, podiatry,
elder care, emergency response and
many more elder care services. Door
prize drawings will be held throughout
the event and light refreshments will
be served.
Egret Cove Center is located at
550 62 Street S. in St. Petersburg.
To arrange for a tour of our facility,
contact Chad Schoenfeld, Admissions
Director at 727-347-6151. For more
information regarding the Health
Fair, contact Terie Hynish, Social
Services Director, 727-347-6151.

43rd Street
Seniors to Meet
The 43rd Street Senior Citizens
Club meets the third Friday of each
month at 12 noon at Christ Lutheran
Church, 3451 30 Avenue N. in St.
Petersburg, September through May.
Bring a covered dish and $1 donation.
Public is welcome for fun and games.
Call Connie at 343-5454 or Mary Ann
at 595-8648 for information.


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Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
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Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
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Friday, 1-3:30 p.m.
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Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
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Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m.
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Commission Authorizes Egan
Park Grant Application

ST. PETE BEACH The St. Pete Beach City Commission voted 5-0 to allow
City Manager Mike Bonfield to file a grant application that will request funding
to aid in the purchase of a swath of land that would "square off' Egan Park.
The Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) grant would
provide money that would help the city buy the $1.3 million lot at 9001 Blind
Pass Rd.
Opinions were initially mixed among commission members due to the timing
of the opportunity, given its tightening budget, but all supported a move to
seek outside funding sources. "I think it's important to gain support for this
(grant application) regardless of whether or not you support this purchase,"
Commissioner Christopher Leonard told the Commission. The public can submit
mail letters of support to the City's Contract and Grants Administrator at City of
St. Pete Beach, 155 Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach, 33706, fax them to (727) 367-
2736 or email them to maintenance@stpetebeach.org. The deadline for the grant
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EVENTS
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
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through Friday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Skat-
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Adult Basketball- Thurs. 6-9 p.m. An-
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School Year Child Care Program-On-
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2010 School Year Child Care Program for
children who will be entering Kindergar-
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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
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res, the 3-day program are $55 res./$110
non-res and the 5-day program are $88
res./$176 non-res. Program hours are
from 8:30a.m.-12:00p.m. Classes begin
September 8, 2009.
CLASSES
AAYA Cheerleading-REGISTRA-
TION SEPT. 22nd 6-7:30 p.m.- Class
begins Sept. 29th. Tues., 6-7:45 p.m. for
ages 5 & up. Cost is $10 registration & $6
per class. Call AAYA 813-885-2292.
AAYA Dance REGISTRATION
SEPT. 24th 6-7:30 p.m.-Class begins
Oct. 1st. Thurs., 6-8:45 p.m. for ages 5
& up. Cost is $10 registration & $6 per
class. Call AAYA 813-885-2292.
Body Sculpt-NEXT CLASS BEGINS
OCTOBER Ist-Thurs., 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost is $5 per class. This class is a combi-
nation of aerobics and strength training
designed to get your heart rate into the
cardio zone. Call Billie at 239-313-0876.
Dog Obedience-BEGINS SEPT. 23rd-
Wed., 6:30-7:30 p.m. for dogs 6 months of
age and up. Cost is $100 for the seven-
week session to be paid at registration.
THIS CLASS IS PRE REGISTRATION
ONLY. Learn the basic commands of
heel, sit, down, come when called, stay
and loose-leash walking. After complet-
ing this course participants will be eligi-
ble for be tested for The K-9 Good Citizen
Certification. Classes will be held at the
Gulfport Neighborhood Center (1617 -
49th St. S.) Call Lisa at 772-3631.
Fencing- Wed., 4:30-5:30 p.m. for ages
8-15 and 5:30-6:30 p.m. for 16 and up.
Cost is $5 per one-hour session. Call Jim


Blvd. So 893-1068
Campoli at 813-855-3112.
Gymnastics-NEW FEES AS OF
SEPT. 11th-Fri., 5:30-6:15 p.m. for ages
5-12. Cost is $28 per month. Call Barba-
ra at 804-9400.
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.
Nia BEGINS SEPTEMBER 16th-
Wed., 9:00 am. First class is free. Cost is
$10 drop in, $8 with class pass or $32 a
month. Call Kaluwa at 729-9410 or visit
www.NiaStPete.com.
Noisemakers-BEGINS SEPT. 14th-
Mon., 6-7 p.m. for children ages 4 and
up. Cost is $15 per class or $105 for an
8-week session. Adults please contact
Gabe for information. Call Gabe at 345-
7472.
Sumvie 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 -Tues., 9-10:15 a.m. Call Oletta
at 344-5181.
Thurs., 9-10:15 a.m. Call Marge at 345-
6708.Donations accepted.
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 Thurs., 6:30- 8:45 p.m. Cost
is $45 a month or $13 per class. Call Patsi
at 501-3559 for 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.


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PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS:

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.
Bereavement Support Group: For fam-
ily or friends who have recently lost a loved
one. Open to the public Tuesday September
15 at 10:00 am. Facilitated by The Hospice
of the Florida Suncoast.
Socrates Cafe: These monthly discussion
groups were inspired by the book The Six
Questions of Socrates. Author Christopher
Phillips traveled the world to lead informal
groups, engaging people in the manner of
the ancient Greek philosopher, for whom
"the questions are more important than the
answers." Thursday, September 10 at 10:00
am.


Suncoast Computer Users: Thursday,
September 10 at 6:00 pm.
Scrapbookers Club for Teens & Adults:
Bring your pictures, books and questions,
and prepare to have a great time! Make
beautiful pages of memories for yourself
and your family. Some supplies available,
but you furnish your own 12x12 scrapbook
album. FMI, contact Kay Boatwright 893-
1074. NO MEETING IN SEPTEMBER-
next meeting Saturday, October 10, 1:00
pm.
The G & O Book Club: A philosophical
discussion group based on the works of early
20th century mystic G. I. Gurdjieff and phi-
losopher P. D. Ouspensky. Saturday, Sep-
tember 19, 1:30 pm.
Summer Coffee/Talk: Summer series of
monthly book discussions, "Grace Under
Pressure," continues with Franz Kafka's
The Trial. Join us for coffee, light refresh-


ments, and lively conversation. Pick up a
discussion guide and reserve a copy of the
book at the Reference Help Desk. Thurs-
day, September 17 (coffee's ready at 10:00
am, talk starts at 10:15).
Attention Coffee/Talkers (and other
books-into-movies fans)-We'll be showing
"The Trial," a 2000 BBC film production
starring Anthony Hopkins, Kyle MacLaclan,
Jason Robards and Alfred Molina. Thurs-
day, September 17, 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. NO MEETING IN SEP-
TEMBER-next meeting Saturday, October
24, 1:00 pm.


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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Blood Pressure Help Needed-The Senior
Center is currently looking for a qualified
person to provide blood pressure screenings
at the Senior Center on a weekly basis. Must
have certification. Call for more info.
It's All About Fitness Celebration-All are
invited to attend a celebration called "It's All
About Fitness" on Wed. Sept. 23 at 1pm. The
celebration will open with a motivational
speaker to help YOU live a more healthy life.
We will also be recognizing participants who
just completed a 12-week fitness program
designed by Allegro at College Harbor and
Alliance Care. New participants for the
upcoming 12 week fitness program will be
also be announced. Come celebrate with us.
Refreshments provided but please call to let
us know you plan to attend.
Senior Center's 26 Anniversary Party!-
Come join us for a day of fun on Mon. Oct. 12
as we celebrate 26 years as a Senior Center.
There will be a Flea Market (9am-noon),
games, door prizes, entertainment at 11am,
and dinner at noon. Meal tickets are $5 and
must be purchased in advance.
Italian Classes Resume-Free Italian
Language Classes will start Thurs. Sept.
10. Includes: Beginning Grammar and
Advanced Conversation at 6pm. Classes
at 7pm include Intermediate Italian and
Elementary Italian (using "The Italian
Made Simple" textbook, $15) and also an
Advanced Workshop. Minimal fee required
to cover the cost of printing materials.
Courtesy of the Italian-American Society of
St. Petersburg.
Craft Club With A New Focus-Come join
us every Fri. at 9am as we assemble care
packages for our troops in Afghanistan and
Iraq as well as other meaningful projects.
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 drop them off at the Senior Center.
Proceeds will benefit the Senior Center
Foundation.
English as a Second Language-Sign up
now for a class to help improve language
skills. Fees: cost of materials only. Start
date will be announced.
Computer Classes-One-on-one computer
training sessions are available at no cost.
Call for reservations.

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Movie of the Month-Mon. Sept. 28 at
12:45pm, It Could Happen to You based on
a true story.
Coming Soon:
*Flu Shots: Oct. 7, 10am-noon; Oct. 21,
2-5pm
*Series of Weight Loss Nutrition Classes:
Starts Oct. 27 at 1pm
*Italian-American Society of St. Petersburg
Performance in Hickman Theater, Thurs.,
Oct. 29 at 7pm. Tickets: $8 (includes


refreshments)
* Senior Center Anniversary Dinner Party,
October 12, 11 am, Tickets $5
*Flea Market, Oct. 12, 9am-noon
SEMINARS & PRESENTATIONS
Medicare Made Easy every 2nd Tues. at
11:15am (Oct. 13)
Fall Prevention- Wed. Sept. 16 at
10:30am
Treasures You May Have in Your Home-
Wed. Sept. 16 at 1pm
Outreach for Veterans- Wed. Sept. 30 at
1pm by VA Administration.
FUN & GAMES
Bingo, every Fri. at 1pm
Contract Bridge, every Tues. & Thurs at
2pm
Canasta, Pinochle, & Beginning Duplicate
Bridge, every Wed. at 6:30
Mah Jongg, Mon. at 1pm
Wii Bowling, every Thurs. at 1pm
CLASSES & CLUBS
Chair Exercise with Phil every Tues. at
10:45am
Bone Strengthening Exercise every Wed.
at 11:15am. Courtesy of Coventry Health
Care.
Fitness Center: Treadmills, Recumbent
Cycle, Easytone Exercise Chairs, 8am-4pm
Exercise Off Site:
Tai Chi every Tues & Thurs. at 9am
(Gulfport Rec Center)
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) 867-7888 to
register or visit www.aarp.org/drive.
Young & Restless Seniors Club- resumes
meeting on Tues. Oct. 13 at 7pm. Newcomers
welcome.
SPECIAL SERVICES
GEMS Door-to-Door Transportation-
Transportation for Gulfport seniors, 55 yrs.
or over. Service provided Mon. thru Fri.
8:30am-4pm. Annual membership: $50.
Rides: $1.00 each way. All rides to the Senior
Center are free. Call for more info.
Blood Pressure Screenings Tues.,
10:30-11:30am (tentative)
Phone Distribution for Hearing
Impaired Tues. Sept. 15, 9:30-11:30am.
Call for more info on how to qualify.
Diabetic Education Classes-Diabetic
Educator Sandra Grosvenor offers free
diabetic education classes every 2nd and 4th
Mon. at 10am. Learn how to manage/cope
with diabetes. Next classes: Sept. 14 & 28
Elder Law Clinic-Free legal assistance on
Fri. Sept. 18 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 Hearing Impaired, Mon.
Sept. 14 & 21 at 2pm
Support for Visually Impaired, 2nd &
4th Mon. at 2pm
Support for Caregivers, Tues at 6pm;
Wed. at 2pm
Telephone Reassurance-Are you a
Gulfport senior who lives alone? We
would like to phone you each morning to
check on your well being. Free service.

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



CULFPORT
CASINO
BALLROcOM
5500 Shore Blvd. So.
893-1070

SIG HARDER'S BAND & DANCE
Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun., Sept. 13,
6-10 p.m. $7

Tues., BALLROOM LESSONS
12-3 p.m. $7
12-1 p.m.-Inter., 1-2 p.m. Beg.
2-3 p.m. General Dancing

The Argentine Tango Connection
presents
TANGO TUESDAYS
starting Tues., Sept. 15
7-8 p.m.- Beginner Tango Class
8-8:30 p.m.- Teachers Guided
Practice
8:30-11 p.m. MiLonga
$7 for entire evening

Wed., SWING DANCE
6-8 p.m. Lesson
8-11 p.m. Dance, $7

Thurs., SALSA DANCE
7-8:30 p.m. Lessons
8:30-10 p.m. Dance, $7
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Local Obituaries
HABGOOD, STEWART M., 31, of
South Pasadena, passed away Sept.
3, 2009 at Palms of Pasadena Hospi-
tal. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home
Seminole, 727-391-0121.


MAGGIO, LUCY, 94, of Gulfport,
passed away Aug. 27th. Lucy was
born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to
Florida in the 1980s from Long Is-
land, NY. She enjoyed bocce and danc-
ing at Town Shores in Gulfport and
was president of the Italian Ameri-
can club. Lucy is survived by her lov-
ing family; son Leon (Jean) Maggio;
daughter Lucy Ann Garguilo; brother
Joseph Siragusa; sister Martha Gi-
aimo; grandchildren Charles (Re-
bekah), Leon Jr. (Melissa) and Vin-
cent Garguilo; great-grandchildren
Sophia and Alexa; nephew Joseph
Giaimo; and niece Kristin Giaimo.
Memorial services will be held 2 pm
Sunday, Sept. 6th in the funeral home
chapel. A reception for family and
friends will follow in the clubhouse at
Town Shores, 3210 59th Street South,
Gulfport. Guestbook @ davidcgross.
com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes,
6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911.


MARTINO, JEAN, 61, of South
Pasadena, died Aug. 30, 2009 at her
residence. Survived by Dawn, Kevin,
Jason, and other loving family mem-
bers. Neptune Society.


ROUSH, III
FRANKLIN
"BUD", 61, of
Seminole, passed
away on Septem-
ber 4, 2009 after a
lengthy illness. He
was born in 1947 in St. Petersburg
and is survived by his mother, Ann
B. Roush; sisters, Stephanie Boyd
(Allen) of Monticello, FL and Pame-
la Gaylor (Frank) of St. Petersburg;
his longtime companion, Sandy
Parker of Seminole; nephews, John
& David Boyd; niece, Suzanne
Phipps (Jeff); great niece, Laine
Phipps and great nephew, Trace
Phipps. He was predeceased by his
father, Dr. Franklin Roush, Jr. He
was a graduate of St. Petersburg
High School and attended Santa Fe
College in Gainesville, FL. He was
an Army veteran and a member
of American Legion Post #252 in
Seminole. He was self employed,
mainly in moped sales in Virgin-
ia Beach, and he loved the water
and fishing. He gave his heart to
all friends, children and animals
alike. Memorial Services will be
held at 12:45 p.m. on Fril.iy, Sep-
tember 11, 2009 at Bay Pines Na-
tional Cemetery. E. James Reese
Funeral Home & Crematory, Semi-
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Unit 125
By Cyndy Adams
We would like to thank everyone
who donated school supplies to our
Annual School Supply Drive this
year. We had great success with over
400 items donated. What a wonderful
way for the schools to kick off the
school year.
Want to start your fall cleaning now,
but don't know what to do with the
unwanted items? We'll take them!
Bring them in for Penny Auction. Any
and all donations are appreciated
(except for clothing). Tuesday,
October 13 is fast approaching with
only four weeks left to go! Please see
"The Gabber" for more updates.
We are still collecting Box Tops for
Education. We have received a grand
total of 913 since the program started
last year. Baking season is getting
close, so check the products you use
for the Box Top.
Remember to renew your dues
now to become an Early Bird. 2010
Membership Cards a now available!

Polish American Society
Summer Dances
Polish American Society of St.
Petersburg located at 1343 Beach
Drive SE (next to the Coast Guard
commissary) is open for dancing and
dinner from September 13 through
May 31 from 3-7 p.m. Dancing from
4-7 p.m. Dinner from 3-4:30 p.m.
Call 894-9908 or visit their web site
at www.polishsociety.org for more
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NARFE Chapter
1140 Meeting
All Federal retirees and active
Federal employees are encouraged to
attend an upcoming meeting of the
NARFE Chapter 1140 that includes
St. Petersburg and the Gulf Beaches.
Please join us for our meeting and
lunch. The September meeting will
be held on Wednesday, September
23 at 11:30 at the Fountains of Boca
Ciega Bay, 1255 S. Pasadena Avenue
in South Pasadena in the Key West
Dining Room. The cost for lunch
is only $5 and spouses and guests
are welcomed. The speaker at this
meeting will be the Pinellas County
Property Appraiser, Pam Dubov.
Reservations will need to be made in
advance by calling (727)368-8569 or
367-5256.

Hawaiian Luau Dinner
Trinity Nazarene Church, 1000
55 Street S. in Gulfport will hold a
Hawaiian Luau dinner on Friday,
September 11 at 6 p.m. The menu will
include Hawaiian chicken, rice, salad,
bread and desserts. The suggested
donation is $2.50 for children 10 and
under and $5 for adults. You may
pre-register by calling the church at
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International Day
of Radiant Peace
Everyone is invited to celebrate The
International Day of Radiant Peace,
September 22, at The International
Museum of Radiant Peace (5601
Central Ave., St. Petersburg). The
museum will be open special hours
on Saturday, September 19 from
11-4; Tuesday, September 22 from
11-4; and Saturday, September
26 from 11-4. Bring friends and
family to discover Radiant Peace
together during this eleventh annual
celebration through what students
and adults say about Radiant Peace,
with special tours of the museum,
new Radiant Peace videos, and an
intergalactic Radiant Peace tour.
Admission is free, with refreshments
and gifts for everyone!
The InternationalMuseumofRadiant
Peace is sponsored by The Radiant
Peace Foundation International, Inc.,
a twenty-three-year-old 501(c)(3)
educational nonprofit that inspires,
encourages and promotes Radiant
Peace and serves as a centerpoint for
Radiant Peace education worldwide.
The Radiant Peace Foundation
International is not political, religious
or activist. Newly re-opened in 2008,
this completely redesigned one-of-
a-kind museum showcases Radiant
Peace projects created by children
and adults from all over the United
States and the world, including many
from around the Tampa Bay region.
Admission and all activities are free.
Donations are welcome. For more
information or to schedule group
tours of The International Museum
of Radiant Peace, contact 343-8212.






American Legion Post
125 Golf Tournament
On September 20, American Legion
Post 125 will hold their 16th Annual
( h.Iiiy Golf Tournament. Proceeds
are for Hospice and All Children's
Hospital.
They realize that many of you have
experience some form of financial
setback. This also affects their
charities. Any contribution ($1, $5,
$10+) is appreciated so do whatever
you are able to do. Let their charities
know that they still care and
appreciate the fine work they do for
our community.
Checks can be made payable to
American Legion Post 125, and mailed
to 6440 Fifth Ave. S., St. Petersburg,
FL 33707.
Thanks to all for your help. There are
openings for golf teams, first come-
first served. Any questions, please
call Co-Chairmen Bill Jonas at 384-
6293 or Bill Blair at 727-545-1811.

Telephone Reassurance
Program
Did you know that volunteers from
the Gulfport Senior Center make a
morning telephone call every day
of the week except Sundays and
holidays to make a welfare check
for many Gulfport seniors? They
constantly hear from those they call
who live alone how reassuring it is to
hear that friendly voice on the phone
to start their day.
If you are a person who would
like to add your name to the list of
Gulfport residents who already enjoy
this service, call the Senior Center
and speak to Susan at 893-2237 or
Cynthia at 893-1231. This service is
free to all Gulfport residents.


Donate to Indoor
Yard Sale
The American Legion Auxiliary St.
Petersburg Unit 14 will be holding
its annual indoor yard sale (Trash
to Treasure) on Friday, Saturday
& Sunday, October 16, 17 and 18.
Hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in
the Commanders Ballroom at Post


14, 1520 Fourth Street N. in St.
Petersburg. Proceeds help fund the
Girls State Program.
If you have any items you would
like to donate, please contact Bonnie
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I was in the hardware store the
other day buying a couple of inte-
rior spot lights.
"You won't be able to buy these much
longer," the clerk said. "You'll only be
able to buy halogens". He added, "by
the end of next year you won't be able
to get regular light bulbs. Only the
fluorescent". He explained that the
government has banned the old and
leaving us with only the new. Same
thing with paints. Lead in paints is
already out and oil is on its way. It's
about the environment which means
it's all good for us. I think. Well, may-
be.
Anyway, the lighting industry isn't
complaining. It doesn't have to sup-
port old technology and the newer
bulbs will be more expensive and,
presumably, provide better profits.
Then, again, if these new lights last
as long as they claim, manufacturers
will sell fewer bulbs. I doubt the paint
manufacturers care much either.
I'm not certain what irritates me
about all this. Maybe it's because I
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made it for me. Maybe it's because
I'll have to spend more and get less
- at least in the case of paints. Or,
maybe I'm not sure the government
knows best. On the other hand, I'm
all for using less energy and I'm for
a cleaner environment. The question
is, how do we get there and what are
the unintended consequences.

For instance, the new curly fluores-
cent light bulbs have a lot of mercury
in them. And, I read one article that
mentioned a little bit of radioactivity
when the bulbs are crushed. We've
also been warned that if a bulb breaks
we should leave and air the room for
at least 15 minutes and wear protec-
tive gear to clean it up. Also, we're
not to dispose of them in the trash for
the same reasons. They don't work
with dimmers, either. But, they use
much less electricity and hence we'll
have less mercury produced by the
power industry.
Halogens burn hot, hot, particularly
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there are ones with less wattage and
less heat.
However, what I'm really looking
forward to is LED lighting. LED
means light emitting diodes which
doesn't mean much to me except
that those are the lights on watches,
microwave ovens, ovens and so forth.
Almost no energy is used. Problem
now is not enough light is emitted.
They're working on that and the big
thing coming out is organic LEDs
which can be produced in large thin
sheets creating whole walls or ceil-
ings of light. Innovation may make
everything that is current irrele-
vant.
In the meantime, in addition to the
disposal problems with the curly
bulbs, I think of the fiasco called
ethanol. Now government mandat-
ed to save the environment, it uses
more power to produce than the oil
it replaces and makes car engines
run less efficiently. It also gunks up
marine engines, according to some
mechanics.
Or, I think about the drive to re-
place paper bags with plastic bags,
supposedly biodegradable ones. Now,
there's talk of banning plastic bags
and going back to paper. Banning
DDT, too, was considered life saving,
and it might have been. However,
it saved zillions of mosquitoes, too,
which spread malaria to millions
who died of it. Also, we're about to
endorse anti-global warming strate-
gies that will cost consumers trillions
and make some speculators trillions
of dollars. Yes, there is another side
to global warming.
No, I'm not against everything. Just
let's think it through. I'm for common
sense not huge political solutions. In
the meantime there are some practi-
cal things we can do to lessen power
use. Unplug, not just shut off small
appliances. Turn the computer off.
These all leak electricity. If the toilet
were running, we'd fix it. So, check
that out.
However, for the future, let's fig-
ure a way to display our electric and
water meters inside the house with
a device that converts the kilowatts
and gallons to dollars and cents. You
can bet that when you look up and
see the dial spinning cents and those
cents turning to dollars you'll curtail
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SPost 125
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This building had two different parts, built in different decades.
Where and what was it and what were its dates? Answer next week.


In just 57 weeks, Gulfport will
celebrate the centennial of its incorpora-
tion, October 12, 1910. We'll be remind-
ing you every week with an interesting
old photograph from the collection of the
Historical Museum. See if you can iden-
tify the people, places, and above all the
decade of each picture as it comes along.
To make it a little bit of a challenge, we
won't publish the correct caption until the
following week.

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER:
The year was 1933 when the fishermen
and their net spreads were banished to
Clam Bayou, a project proposed by some
downtown business owners, primarily real
estate men, who found their close-up view
of the fishermen at work not attractive to
tourists and prospective home buyers.


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Evils of Bottled Water
Americans are the world's leading
consumer of bottled water, downing
about 4 billion gallons per year in
little plastic bottles. This is roughly
equal to one 8-ounce bottle per person
per day.
There is much more to the
ubiquitous water bottle than meets
the lips. It actually takes three to
five times more water to make and
fill one plastic water bottle than the
bottle contains. If you add to that the
average energy cost of making the
plastic, filling the bottle, transporting
it to market and then processing the
empty bottle, you begin to see the
hidden environmental costs.
"It would be like filling up a quarter
of every (water) bottle with oil,"
says Peter Gleick, a water policy
expert and director at the Oakland,
Calif -based Pacific Institute.
Water bottles, like other plastic
containers, are made from natural
gas and petroleum, which are both
nonrenewable resources.
More than 1.5 million tons of plastic
are used to produce polyethylene
terephthalate, or PET, which is
the plastic used in water bottles.
The manufacturing processes that
produce PET cause serious emissions,
affecting both the environment and
human health. The Pacific Institute
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Once the plastic bottle is
manufactured and filled with water,
it has to be transported by diesel
truck, ship or airplane. The source of
this sometimes-exotic water is often
as far away as Fiji or Finland. The
Pacific Institute estimates that nearly
a quarter of all bottled water sold
around the world crosses national
borders to reach consumers. For
example, in 2004, Nord Water bottled
and shipped 1.4 million bottles of
Finnish tap water 2,700 miles, from
its bottling plant in Helsinki to Saudi
Arabia.
Twenty-five percent of bottled
water sold domestically is simply
reprocessed municipal or tap water,
according to a 1999 study by the
Natural Resources Defense Council.
Both Aquafina, from PepsiCo Inc.,
and Dasani, from the Coca-Cola
Co., are reprocessed from municipal
water systems.
The Food and Drug Administration
regulates bottled water and reports
that about 75 percent of bottled water
sold in the U.S. comes from natural
underground sources, which include
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Even if the water itself is pure,
a plastic container can leach
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A recent study linked breast cancer
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Smoking is not a
Pretty Picture
Health warnings from the U.S.
surgeon general have been printed on
cigarette packs for almost 45 years.
The language has been changed
repeatedly through the years, but the
overall effectiveness of the warnings
has always been debatable.
Example: Smoking by pregnant
women may result in fetal injury,
premature birth and low birth
weight.
Under a new law signed by
President Barack Obama this
year, anti-smoking forces will see
if a picture is worth more than few
words. In coming months, new
cigarette packages sold in the United
States will carry cryptic slogans like
"WARNING: Smoking can kill you,"
and a gruesome color image, such
as blackened lungs, a mouth riddled
with cancer or a foot destroyed by
gangrene.
The images will be hard to ignore.
The law mandates that the color
graphics cover half of the front and
rear panels of cigarette packs.
The United States is following the
lead of other countries. Canada was
the first to implement the graphic
warnings in 2000. More than a dozen
countries have since followed suit.
Opponents have argued that the new
packaging is unnecessary, that the
United States already has a lower
smoking rate than most countries,
about 20 percent. But supporters
predict the nasty pictures will pack
more punch and reduce that rate
even further.
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every skeptic, but they are intelligent
and informative.
GET ME THAT. STAT!
The war on cancer may
not be won, but a new report in the
journal Cancer Research suggests
medical science is winning battles.
The number of cancer deaths has
declined steadily over the past
three decades, the journal reported.
Younger people showed the greatest
improvement (25.9 percent decline
in deaths) and oldest the least
(6.8 percent), but all age groups
displayed some improvement.
Researchers credited the cancer
mortality decrease to more effective
prevention methods, screenings and
treatments.
STORIES FOR THE
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Men with healthier sperm tend
to live longer, according to a new
Danish study. Aside from being
an obvious source of bad jokes, the
study has some serious relevance.
Male infertility has become
increasingly common in the past 50
years, and some researchers believe
there's a linkage to common diseases
like diabetes and cardiovascular
ailments.
After analyzing 43,277 men, the
Danish researchers also found
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PHOBIA OF THE WEEK
Caligynephobia: fear of beautiful
women
OBSERVATION
When my wife was in labor, she felt
the need to eff and blind at one point,
but was very apologetic afterward.
The midwife said they were used to
that kind of language in the delivery
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who subsequently conducted a study
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withstand pain longer when they
swore compared with those who
used inoffensive words
HAVE A COLD ONE
For some cool fuel, down a cold
drink before exercise and you may
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Cyclists who drank a cold 30-ounce
beverage before pedaling in high
temperatures and then 3 ounces
more every 10 minutes while
biking, kept going for 12 minutes
longer than those who had warm
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The GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd NE,
has scheduled their "Book Nook"
discussion group gatherings for the
next Club year. Again this year,
each get together will be an informal
group discussion of a pre-selected
book. The first book to be reviewed
on Sept. 17 from 6:30 8 p.m., is To
Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Future discussions- November 19,
2009: People of the Book by Geraldine
Brooks; January 21, 2010: Keeper
of the House by Rebecca Godwin;
March 18, 2010: Prince of Tides by
Pat Conroy. Guests are welcome to
join us for these lively discussions at
our Historic Clubhouse. Questions
can be directed to Andi Barlow
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GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club has been serving the
community since 1913. For further
information on club meetings and
our diverse activities, which include
art and craft workshops, monthly
excursions, cooking classes, weekly
sewing group and card games or
information on renting the clubhouse
please call 727-822-4982. Guests
are always welcome to attend their
activities.

Vendors Needed for
Fall Holiday Market
The Salvation Army is seeking
individuals and groups interested
in selling gently used household
items, arts and crafts, jewelry,
antiques, collectables and other
crafty home decorations at their
upcoming Holiday Market scheduled
for Saturday, November 7 from 9-2
p.m. at The Salvation Army located
at 3800 Ninth Avenue N. in St.
Petersburg. Outdoor spaces are
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The August edition of the Garden
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easy tips on growing vegetables.
Sandra Wilson of Carroll's Nursery
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and using organic fertilizer, among
other things. "I was pleasantly
surprised at how much the ladybugs
were there; the butterflies were
there," Wilson said of her switch to
organic fertilizer in her own garden.
Other useful tips included using
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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 8/28
Suspicious Vehicle- 6200 BIk 7th Ave.
S.
Theft- 2800 BIk 59th St. S.
Fight in Progress- 5200 BIk 11th Ave.
S.
Theft- 2300 BIk 53rd St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5200 BIk 11th
Ave. S.
Lost/Stolen Tag- 5800 BIk Tangerine
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 6300 BIk 11th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5600 BIk 15th
Ave. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 5200 BIk
Newton Ave. S.
Saturday 8/29
Suspicious Vehicle- Clam Bayou.
Suspicious Circumstances- 5200 BIk
Newton Ave. S.
Trespasser- 5000 BIk Gulfport Blvd.
S.
Accident with Injuries- 1700 BIk 58th
St. S.
Domestic Battery- 5300 BIk 27th Ave.
S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 5400 BIk 17th Ave.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 2500 BIk
Beach Blvd. S.
Robbery- 1100 BIk Gray St. S.
Sunday 8/30
Disabled Vehicle- 5200 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Stolen Vehicle- 5600 BIk Gulfport
Blvd S.
Animal Complaint- Trail.
Stolen Vehicle- 5000 BIk 26th Ave. S.
Vessel Stop- Beach Front.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5200 BIk Tan-
gerine Ave. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Monday 8/31
Arrest on Warrant- 5100 BIk 25th
Ave. S.


Crime Awareness Meeting
You are invited to attend! The next Gulfport Crime Awareness & Preven-
tion Meeting will be held on Monday, September 14 at 7 p.m. Judy Ellis of
Noise-Free Florida will be our guest speaker. Judy is the author of Loud Car
Stereos-A Dangerous Distraction I Going Places I July/August 2009.
Please note the change of location. Due to the unavailability of the Neighbor-
hood Center on this date, the September meeting will be held next door to the
Neighborhood Center at JSR Training located at 1601 49 Street S.
We have a lot of new neighborhood groups that have started and this is what
we have worked towards! This meeting is city-wide so we can all share. We
will be discussing another potential pot luck block party as well as the possibil-
ity of a Gulfport/St. Petersburg Neighborhood Block Party in the 49th Street
Area.
We encourage everyone to attend and participate. For more information, con-
tact Jeri Reed at 727-548-5566 days and 727-327-3509 evenings or at Jrvolun-
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Trouble with Individual- 3000 BIk
49th St. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 2000
BIk 49th St. S.
Burglary- 6100 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 2500 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Tuesday 9/1
Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Burglary- 5400 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Animal Complaint- 5700 BIk 28th
Ave. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 2400
BIk 54th St. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 5200
BIk 10th Ave. S.
Fight in Progress- 3000 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Theft- 5600 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Wednesday 9/2
Theft- 3100 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Fight in Progress- 5000 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5000 BIk
26th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2600 BIk
45th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 4800 BIk
29th Ave. S.
Drunk Person- 4900 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
12th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 2600 BIk Quincy
St. S.
Fight in Progress- 3100 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Thursday 9/3
Noise Complaint- 2900 BIk 59th St.
S.
Noise Complaint- 2800 BIk 49th St.
S.
Animal Complaint- 700 BIk Freemont
St. S.


Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 55th
St. S.
Battery- 5800 BIk 7th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 55th
St. S.
Battery- 5800 BIk 7th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5300 BIk
21st Ave. S.
Fight in Progress- 4800 BIk 26th Ave.
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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.
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.

Town Shores Tai Chi
Are you a Town Shores resident
who hasn't tried tai chi yet? Come to
the clubhouse auditorium Monday,
September 14 at 9 a.m. when they
begin again from move #1 and give
it a try! Classes meet every Monday
at 9 a.m. Instruction includes the
foundation exercises and the first 17
moves of the tai chi set. Emphasis
will be on the many health benefits
derived from the exercises as well
as each move of the set. It is best
to wear sneakers or shoes that will
not slip off. There is a suggested
donation of $2 per class which goes to
the Taoist Tai Chi Society. For more
information, call Marjorie Grudzinski
at 345-6708.

Beta Sigma Phi
There will be a planning meeting
at the home of Sharon Melton on
Monday, September 14 at 7:30
p.m. for the chapter vice presidents
of Sunshine City Council for the
City Wide Rush. This social event
is to introduce Beta Sigma Phi to
prospective members. The "Rush to
Tropical Adventure" is planned for
Saturday, October 10 at 2 p.m. at the
Oleander Club House, Five Towns.
They are seeking women of all ages
who would be interested in becoming
a part of Beta Sigma Phi.
Beta Sigma Phi is a social and
cultural sorority organization for
women. There are twelve chapters
in Sunshine City Council with
members who would like to share


their experiences as part of this
sorority. They are an international
organization of a variety of women
who enjoy the many activities of their
chapters and council. If you would
like to learn more about Beta Sigma
Phi, please contact Sharon Melton at
595-9625.
Laureate Epsilon Theta chapter will
have ways and means work meeting
on Wednesday, September 16 at the
home of Kay Brown at 7 p.m. This will
be to paint the ceramic Christmas
mice ornaments for this year. This
is the 30th edition of the ornaments


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and will be the last of the series.
For more information, please contact
Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

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
St. Petersburg. All are welcome.
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Gulfport Budget,
from front page
and I would prefer, frankly, I would think it would be better planning, to take a hit
this year and take a smaller hit next year from what we're going to have to take
then. Which means maybe we need to make sharper cuts this year, maybe we need
to make more cuts," Newcomb told council.
Margarete Tober asked council to raise the millage rate and added that not doing
so could result in sharper tax increases in following years.
"Miami is raising their taxes by 10 or 15, 20% because they didn't plan. They didn't
plan long-term. They did what we're doing right here. Year for year for year and I
envision that's what's going to happen here next year and the year thereafter if you
don't plan long term," Tober said.
Some council members also expressed concern about the lower millage rate, although
they praised city staff for their work on cutting costs.
"We all like lower taxes and nobody wants to pay higher taxes but I think we've
done the best we can with what we've to work with," Councilwoman Judy Ryerson
said. Councilman Sam Henderson agreed with her.
"It's not a popular decision and of course no one wants to pay higher taxes but I
think at some point we have to take responsibility for the fact that we don't want to
dig ourselves into a hole, and the more I've thought about it, the more I've looked at
it, the more I think we should be setting this (rate)," Henderson said.
Mayor Mike Yakes expressed mild surprise at the citizen-driven push for higher
taxes.
"I have been through many, many budgets, some popular, some not but I have never
made witness to citizens that have been involved in budget committees, actively
involved in our community, come forth and say 'raise our taxes'," Yakes said.
Councilman Henderson, Vice-Mayor Bob Worthington and Mayor Yakes all voted
to set the millage rate at 3.855 rather than the proposed 3.4742. Councilwoman
Michele King voted no, citing the economy, unemployment, and unused money in the
budget as three chief reasons. Councilwoman Ryerson also voted no.
"Congratulations. I think you guys did a terrific job this year," Bob Newcomb told
council.



Gulfport Budget Survey Responses
By Cathy Salustri
Think the best way to lower the budget is to allow liveaboards at the marina or sell
the Catherine Hickman Theatre? As it turns out, you're not alone.
Earlier this year Gulfport sent out a survey with its water bills and to city residents,
asking them for budget input. While some of the responses, such as fixing water
leaks, represented conventional money-saving wisdom, others got a little more
creative with ways to help the city save money.
Word for word, here are some of the more creative suggestions to help Gulfport cuts
its budget:
* Allow liveaboards at marina
*Dog park users should pay for maintenance
* Buy the old Winn-Dixie and turn it into a gym
* Buy two Segways for police instead of bikes
*Watch dog walkers more closely and fine people who don't clean up after their
dogs
*911 calls made for personal injury do not require the fire department to respond
with ambulance
*An officer was in the car with motor/air running waiting for animal control for
about 45 minutes re: injured duck. Duck is $4.99 a pound in the butcher shop
* Contract with County if we can keep a station in town [regarding the police]
* Quit riding around in the truck [Public Works]
"Poachers" are taking aluminum cans and newspapers from curbside bins for
their own profit. Police Department has been aware for quite some time.
*Do away with curbside recycling and install recycling Dumpsters throughout the
city Continued on next page
Continued on next page


Comments From
the Special Budget
Council Meeting
in Gulfport
"What we were directed was
to maintain the millage rate at
3.4742 and with no reduction of
actual services delivered to the
residents. This budget that we're
presenting here this evening for
you is a millage rate of 3.4742
(with) no significant reduction
of services to residents." -
Interim City Manager Jim O'Reilly
"Thank you for all the hard
work." --Mayor Mike Yakes, to
city staff about their work on the
budget.
"I think all department heads
have done a great job, so
thank you." -Vice-Mayor Bob
Worthington, about the same.

"We raised water rates this
year, we have unemployed
people in this city, we have
people making $13,000 a year,
and there's people up here that
are willing to raise the millage
rate without even batting an
eye, and I think that's a crime."
- Councilwoman Michele King

"I slightly took offense to what
you said before about 'without
batting an eye' I put a great
deal of thought into this and
I'm certainly in that lower tier
as far as my family's income
goes so it's not like I'm sitting
up on high talking about taking
more money from the people
of Gulfport." -Councilman Sam
Henderson

"I'm not offended by the opinion
of council members, I think
that's why we're here; that's why
you have a four-member council.
It is not unusual not to agree. I
think that to make accusations
offends me." -Mayor Mike Yakes

"It would be my guess that
the million dollars if we don't
have another million dollars
somewhere laying around to
stick in next year, we're going to
need some more. "-Bob Newcomb,
about the budget surplus


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* Have contest for most
environmentally-friendly block and
award the winning block with an ice
cream party
* Reduce watering (city hall has the
greenest lawn in town)
*Impose city dog licensing fees
* The chicken code should be illegal
*Begin legal action to remove
the "eye sore" behind The Rocks
and (M.iIIy's- this abandoned
row of town homes is hideous and
dangerous
* Hire a "water czar" and pay for the
position with fines generated from
enforcement
*Eliminate switchboard
*Move Linda [the city clerk] out
front to answer phones
SCut council/mayor's salary to $1
per year or less


Have your own thoughts
on the city budget? The city's
having a budget workshop at
7p.m. this evening (9/10).



Clubhouse for Kids
Returns for Fall
ST. PETE BEACH, FL: Returning
this Fall.... The ClubHouse For Kids
is an indoor play program designed by
an early childhood educator located
at the St. Pete Beach Community
Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.
This drop-in program provides fun
learning opportunities for infants to
preschoolers. Parents and caregivers
can relax and play alongside their
children while meeting and making
new friends. Children can choose
from activities including art, music,
dramatic play, large and small motor
development, and circle time. Join
Clubhouse every Wednesday morning
from 10-11:30 a.m. for just $5 per
class. For more information contact
Kris Hemmel at (727) 512- : I17.


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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!
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 today.



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By Leigh Clifton

In December of 2007,
Angela Madsen decided that
she was "just crazy enough"
to attempt rowing across the
Atlantic Ocean when asked
by French rowers Franck
Festor and Jo Le Guen.
Angela, a paraplegic, is a
four-time Gold Medalist in
World Championship Rowing
and was looking for another
challenge. Both Festor and
Rowing Champion Le Guen are amputees and
Angela Madsen wanted to put together a
crew of "differently -abled"
crew for the trip across the Atlantic. Festor, who spoke no
English, was originally looking for another male amputee; Le
Guen and Pierre Dennis from Belgium were both amputees
as well and spoke French. After hearing about Angela's many
triumphs in Adaptive Rowing and basketball, Festor decided
to extend Angela the invitation to join the crew. What they
were in for was the challenge of a lifetime.
But challenge is what this lady is all about; Angela is a
paraplegic and a breast cancer survivor who constantly grabs
at Life's chances and turns them into triumphs. While on
duty in the military as a Marine, Angela severely injured her
back and required back surgery to fuse her spine. The spinal
fusion was botched, the incorrect hardware and screws was
placed in her back and her spinal cord was pierced by one
of the screws or drills, no one knows for sure exactly what
happened. Angela was left in pain, crippled and far worse
than when she went into the VA Hospital in California. She
was left as a Spinal Cord Injury Incomplete L1, which left
her in a wheel chair, unable to walk. Because VA hospitals
are a teaching facility and part of the Federal Government,
Angela had little recourse against them for her injuries. She
also developed breast cancer, which runs in her family and
had a mastectomy. But she never let her disabilities get the
best of her and as part of her therapy; she began to row,
which built up the chest muscles damage by the surgery. She
got good at it, REALLY good and started entering rowing
competitions and winning.


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When she was approached by Festor and Le Guen about
the Atlantic crossing, she accepted and the crew spent a year
training and garnering sponsorship. They ended up buying
most of their supplies themselves; no one knew anything
about them and therefore no large corporations offered any
help. In December they launched from La Gomera in the
Canary Islands with Antigua as their finish destination.
Battling rough weather, cramped open quarters, (the deck
is open and exposed) the four differentt" rowed in shifts
and crossed the Atlantic in 66 days, rowing into Antigua to
a festive crowd and homecoming. Angela laughs about how
they communicated on the boat.
"Franck only speaks French and I only speak English, so it
was as close to rowing solo as you can get! But somehow, we
understood one another," she laughed.
But Angela wasn't quite finished with her challenges. She
met up with more rowers whose plan was to cross the Indian
Ocean. Angela was hooked and went all in.
Angela heard about a group that was planning another
trip across an ocean and once again took up the challenge to
row, joining seven other rowers to form the Indian Ocean 8.
According to her website, on June 25, 2009 the Indian Ocean
8 Crew of Angela Madsen, Doug Tumminello, Helen Taylor,
Bernard Fisset, Paul Cannon, Brian Flick, Simon Chalk and
Ian Couch, completed their row across the Indian Ocean in
the 36 ft. boat Audeamus after 58 days at sea. They set the
World Record for the fastest Indian Ocean Crossing by Oar,
Helen and Angela were the first women to row across the
Indian Ocean. Angela became the first disabled person to
row across the Indian Ocean and to row across two oceans
(Indian 2009 & Atlantic 2007).
Angela now heads her own foundation, C.A.R.P., the
California Adaptive Rowing Program, in Long Beach, a non-
profit whose mission is to provide instruction and training
for competitive and recreational opportunities in the sport
of rowing to physically and developmentally challenged
individuals. She regularly speaks to groups and encourages
other people with disabilities to find a niche where they can
make use of their abilities in a positive capacity.
Angela has since settled her case with the hospital; after 14
years, they admitted wrongdoing. She says now that she's
moved on and is looking forward to yet more challenging
things in her life.
"I went through hell," she said, "And I came out the other
side. I've been blessed."


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Jesse Giles and Merlin, a Military Macaw, of St. Petersburg, taking it easy at the
Treasure Island Family Fun Festival. Giles says that he's rigged his motorcycle
with a perch for the 14-month-old Merlin, who gets a thrill from being on the
road.

"Nurse Bandi-Aid," Tiana Cain and Bette Barr of the All Children's Hospital Guild,
Beach Branch brave the heat at Saturday's Treasure Island Family Fun Festival,
which drew hundreds to the beach over the Holiday weekend.


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-Jan Lowe


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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 ('ly i.-,i
Park, at the intersection of Gulfport
and Beach Boulevards. The dates
for "Antiques in the Park" will be
the first Saturdays of the month
in November, January, March and
May. The rain date is the following
day, Sunday. The first show date
is Saturday, November 7. Antique
dealers interested in participating
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Calling All Future
Big Brothers
Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Pinellas County needs at least 125
Big Brothers to meet the needs of
their current waiting list. Make a
difference in a child's life. There are
several different programs to suit
your preferences including their
Sports Buddies Program. Take a
child to sporting events (like the
Rays game) for which they supply
the tickets and watch or participate
in sports activities together. Not
interested in sports? That's OK!
Sports Buddies is just one option.
You can select mentoring activities to
suit your preferences and the child's.
If you or someone you know is
interested in becoming a Big Brother,
please email your contact information
to ShirleyN@bbbspc.org or call 727-
518-8860 for more information.


St. Pete Half
Century Softball
St. Pete Half Century Softball Club
is holding tryouts on all Mondays,
Wednesday, and Fridays at
9:30 a.m. at North Shore Park in
St. Petersburg for ages 49-74 for this
coming modified fast pitch softball
season. The season starts October
26 for a 60 game schedule.
Please contact Joe Hannah at 727-
394-8040 (home) or 727-420-8102
(cell) for further information.


USCG Safe Boating
Classes
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous
cycle of Safe Boating Classes
every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Warren
Webster Community Center, 1500
Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach
(1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start
at your convenience. First class,
come at 7 p.m. to register. Begin
any Tuesday and finish 13 weeks
later or take up to 2 years to finish.
September classes include: "Knots"
Sept 15, "Weather" Sept 22, and
"Your Boats Radio" Sept 29.
Cost is $40for 13weeks andincludes
a new 400-page manual. Call Jim at
360-4846, or Warren at 321-7801, or
Phil at 865-2226.


Thanks for all You Do!
By Anthony Celona
SMany of you are familiar with the
Sons of Italy as a fraternal nonprofit
f organization that supports charitable
groups throughout the area. Our
Lodge is located at 2500 34 Street S.
4 in St. Petersburg. The Lodge is run by
member-volunteers. As president it
is my privilege to confer an Honorary
Membership award upon individuals
who, in my opinion, take full charge of
their volunteer position and go far above
and beyond the ordinary in hard work
and accomplishments. Exceptional and
deserving individuals could be revered
in that way, but the honor is normally
bestowed upon Past Presidents. In my
Srole as President, I recently made an
exception to that rule and granted the
prestigious Honorary Member award to
Joseph DeMarco accepting the Joseph DeMarco, or Joe as he prefers to
prestigious award of Honorary Memberbe called. This award is an outward sign
of the Sons of Italy John Paul recognizing the hard work Joe has done.
Lodge #2427 Joe and his devoted wife Ann are
residents of Gulfport and both have been
members of our Sons of Italy Lodge since 1998. For the past five years, Joe has
been at the forefront of the Sons of Italy kitchen and by his continued example, he
and the kitchen volunteers have increased participation in Monday Night Pasta
dinners as well as in the beautiful Fine Dining Thursday night dinners. He and
Ann are leaders in the fundraisers that support local charitable organizations.
Again, Joe, I want to publicly thank you for your devotions to this Lodge. You
and Ann have been pillars of strength in times when we needed you most. We
also appreciate your kind suggestions that because of today's economic problems,
the Monday night all-u-can-eat pasta dinners that resume September 14 from
4-8 p.m. are reduced to $6. Thursday night Fine Dining dinners are still $9 and
are an exceptional value.
Call the Lodge if you have questions at 323-2691 or just pop in, hear some great
Italian music and meet Joe and his crew of workers. You will definitely have a
good time.


Famous Fish Fry Foils Famine
By Cathy Salustri
Lion's Club President Pat Case
serves up some of the 240 pounds
of Pollock the club purchased for
its annual Labor Day fish fry. The
Lions, whose programs benefit
the visually impaired, dished up
the fried Pollock alongside cole
slaw, grits, baked beans and hush
puppies.
The Lion's Club has long guarded
the recipe for its hush puppies,
and this year The Gabber tried to
get the recipe for its readers. Lion
Art Padula let the paper sneak a
peek at the recipe but only if we
agreed the recipe would stay "off
the record." Here's a hint: they have
onions in them.


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Dive-In Movie at St. Pete Beach


Lauren Morris, 10, and her mom came down to the St. Pete Beach pool to
watch the August Dive-In Movie, Surfs Up. Tradewinds donated the screen
and lifeguards alternated between keeping kids safe and doling out prizes in
the pre-movie contests. The Morris family lives in Gulfport.
For more photos of the recent Dive-In Movie, check out The Gabber
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Fitness Program
for Kids
Former LPGA Tour player and
certified Jr. golf fitness instructor,
Carolyn Hill, teams up with ('hI'n-ly
Morgan, a former Olympic athlete,
successful college coach and current
fitness wellness expert, to bring a
unique fitness and sports program
to the Bay Area for children ages
6-12.
This program is a 90-minute
session for 8 weeks held after
school. Parents may choose Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
for their child to attend; a healthy
snack and drinks along with all
specialized equipment are included.
First session begins September
21st. Enrollment is limited and pre-
registration is preferred.
Come check out Be Fit 4 Sport on
Saturday, September 12 at Treasure
Bay Golf and Tennis Center located
at 10315 Paradise Boulevard,
Treasure Island between 10:00am
and 12:00noon. Refreshments,
games and fun will be served.
For additional information contact
Carolyn Hill at 727-644-7064 or
email at carolynhill65@yahoo.com.

Fitness Classes
for Every Body
ST. PETE BEACH, FL: The St. Pete
Beach Community Center is now
offering two new cardio and toning
classes for people of all fitness levels,
taught by certified personal trainer
Lisa Engen. Total Body Tone is an
excellent fat-burning workout! This
class will tone your body and boost
your metabolism. Cardio Fusion
is a high/low cardio class designed
to energize your body. Activities
will range from floor aerobics to
kickboxing and high intensity
jump roping. Modifications will be
available to accommodate all fitness
levels. Both of these classes will be
held on Tuesdays and Thursdays
at the St. Pete Beach Community
Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. For
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Family's Benefits
Subject to
Maximum Limit
Q: I am a 44-year-old widow. I have
two young children, ages 5 and 8, who
are getting monthly benefits on their
deceased father's Social Security ac-
count. I currently work full time. I
would like to be able to stay home as
a full- time mom to care for my kids.
If I quit my job, would I be eligible
for Social Security widow's benefits?
A: As a young widow with mi-
nor children in your care, you are
technically eligible for what the
Social Security Administration
calls "mother's benefits." Whether
or not you receive those benefits
depends on a provision of the law
that sets a maximum amount that
can be paid to any one family.
You said your two children already
get monthly survivor benefits from
Social Security. It usually takes
about three people on an account to
reach the maximum benefit limit.
So, if you were added to the account,
you should be due some extra money.
However, if you had three or more
children, you would not be due any
benefits because your family would
already be receiving the maximum
payout. Or to put it another way,
adding you to an account with, for
example, four kids already on it
would merely be splitting the same-
size pot five ways instead of four.
Again, with only two kids, there is
still room for you on the account be-
fore it hits the maximum limit. How
much you'll get depends on the maxi-
mum amount due on your husband's
SocialSecurityrecord, butitshouldbe
an amount pretty close to what each
of your kids already receives. You
can learn the exact sum by contact-
ing your local Social Security office.
I'm sure whatever the amount
is, it won't come close to replac-
ing the salary you'll give up by
quitting your job. But perhaps the


satisfaction you'll receive from be-
ing a full-time mom will make
up for your leaner family income.
Q: I am a 48-year-old widow. I used
to receive widow's benefits and my
three children got survivor's ben-
efits from their deceased father's
Social Security record. I remar-
ried awhile back and my benefits
stopped. And two of my kids are now
off the Social Security rolls because
they are over 18. So, just one child
is still receiving survivor's benefits.
I am separated from my second
husband and am thinking about get-
ting a divorce. Part of that decision
depends on whether or not I can go
back on my first husband's Social
Security and get widow's benefits
again. I asked one Social Security
representative, and she told me
I can. But I asked another repre-
sentative who said I have to wait
until I'm 60. Can you please help?
A: If your second marriage ends,
you will be eligible once again for
"mother's benefits" (benefits paid
to widows with minor children in
their care) IF your youngest child
is under age 16. Once he or she
turns 16, the child is no longer con-
sidered a "minor child" for Social
Security purposes, and you would
not be eligible for mother's benefits.
If that's the case, then you would
have to wait until age 60 to collect
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est child will continue to receive
benefits until he or she turns 18.
Q: I am 64 years old and receive
Social Security retirement benefits.
My ex-husband recently died at
the age of 64. We were married for
27 years before getting a divorce
about 10 years ago. Neither of us
remarried. He never collected Social
Security, although he worked and
paid Social Security taxes all his
life. He always made a lot more
money than I did. Am I eligible
for widow's benefits on his record?
A: I think you will be eligible for
divorced widow's benefits. But, of
course, that opinion is based only
on the information you provided.
The key things you told me are: 1)
that you were married for more
than 10 years; 2) that you did not
remarry; and 3) that he made more
money than you did. Those three
factors all point toward your eligi-
bility for divorced widow's benefits.
But you'll have to check with the
Social Security Administration to
find out if you're actually due any
extra benefits. They will also be
able to go over the numbers with
you. They can help you decide if
you should switch to reduced di-
vorced widow's benefits now, or wait
until you turn 66 to get full ben-
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Eclectic Avenue: Familiar Faces, Funky Gifts and Fun


By Cathy Salustri
R member all the cool
little shops on the
600 block of Cen-
tral Avenue? There was
the Elephant's Trunk, the
hat shop, a bevy of antique
shops, and the Flashy
Fish. When the landlord
closed up shop, the closure
of these shops made head-
lines. People from all over
the Bay Area knew and
loved the eclectic collection
of shops.
Recently many of these
shops have started making
a reappearance not that far
from their original location-
the Grand Central District.
The most recent addition?
The owner of the former Phil
Flashy Fish, Phil Buffa,
has joined forces with Jo-
Anna Gilford and Scott Spieler
to open Eclectic Avenue.
"1 tried to incorporate some of
the Flashy Fish into Eclectic
Avenue," Phil says.
The name, Eclectic Avenue,
really says it all, because this
shop is a delightful mishmash
of collectibles, exquisite vintage
jewelry, inexpensive gifts, herb-
al lotions, and countless other
odd and ends that all merge to-
gether to create an eclectic cel-
ebration of art and whimsy.
"Eclectic Avenue will always
have something different," Jo-
Anna explains as she arranges
jewelry "because we're going to
rotate stock. We want people to
know that if they come here ev-
ery week, they'll see something
different every week."
"Not just different, but fun,"
Phil chimes in. Buffa, the expert
of eclectic, knows fun. His per-
sonalized touches meld with Jo-
Anna and Scott's styles to make


Buffa, former owner of the Flashy Fish, JoAnna Gilford and Scott Spieler pose by
antique statue. The statue represents one of many unique items at Eclectic Avenue.


Eclectic Avenue, well, fun.
Right now Eclectic Avenue is
clearancing out a lot of their
vintage jewelry, but that doesn't
mean they won't carry more
vintage jewelry in the future.
JoAnna's grandmother ignited
JoAnna's passion for 50s and
60s vintage rhinestones and
jewelry, and that's why today
you can go into Eclectic Avenue
and find names like Monet, Ju-
liana, and Hagler.
Not into vintage jewelry? Not a
problem. You can find gold coin
proof sets, handbags, paintings,
and wigs. If you can think of it,
odds are it will eventually show
up on the shelves of Eclectic Av-
enue. That's what makes Eclec-
tic Avenue so special and so en-
joyable to browse through.
Scott and JoAnna also make
and sell Elan body butter, soy
candles, and shea butter. Elan
has a myriad of curative prop-
erties that range from soothing


dry skin to healing burns.
In addition to their regular
hours Eclectic Avenue opens for
the Green Market on Central,
which started this past Sunday
and will open for business 11
a.m. 3 p.m. every Sunday.
So if you, like so many others,
mourned the loss of those funky
little shops that were so much
fun along the 600 block of Cen-
tral, come on over to the Grand
Central District to visit Eclec-
tic Avenue as well as the other
shopkeepers who have found a
new home here.

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Light Housekeeping, Meal Preparation, Some
Shopping, Occasional Driving. (Driver's Li-
cense & Car Insurance Required) CNA Train-
ing Helpful, Laundry as Needed. No Heavy
Lifting. Experience & References Required.
Licensed/Bonded. St. Pete Beach Area. Indi-
vidual will work as an Independent Contractor.
Please Contact Mrs. Bailey 727-343-3089.
THREE LICENSED BARBERS and Two
Braiders or Stylists. Brand New Barber & Styl-
ing Chairs, Booth Rental $100/wk. Great Lo-
cation. 727-430-0033.
PART TIME HELP- 20-25 Hours/Week. Paint,
Yard, Whatever. Must Have Transportation to
Work. 727-343-0080.
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1986 HONDA CIVIC- 105K, 4-Door, 4-Cyl,
Runs Good. New Belts/Water Pump/Sparks.
$1000 o.b.o. 727-343-4930.
1988 CADILLAC SEDAN-De Ville. 89,000
Original Miles, 4.5 Liter V-8. Runs Excellent,
Stong Trans. Call Brian 727-215-1901. $600.
obo.
1992 HONDA- 4 Door, 142K, $2300.727-347-
4920.
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.


41" GLASS TOP TABLE-with Wrought Iron
Base & 4 Chairs. $50.00 727-345-5681.
EXECUTIVE DESK-Wood Veneer, New Con-
dition, File Cabinet, Drawers, Desk Table, Pd.
$500, Sacrifice for $100. Table, Mahogany
$75, Couch w/matching sofa chair, $100. Cof-
fee Table, $75, 866-3243.



STUNNING COPPER SCULPTURE of Palm
Tree w/leaves. 3 1/2 ft.(w) x 6 ft.(h), Good for
Large room, Foyer, Study. For the discerning
eye. 727-492-5871.
POLAR BEAR POWER WOOFER- For Com-
puter w/Speakers. $25. Stainless Steel John-
son Boat Prop 150HP, $90.17" KDS Computer
Monitor, $15. Greco Baby Carrier, $10. 727-
329-9922.

100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
VINTAGE BAMBOO BEVERAGE CART-
Unique & Rare, $85. 727-488-7944.
GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
WILTON CAKE PANS- Large Selection Nov-
elty Cake Pans. 3-Dimensional, $10. Novelty,
$5.727-345-2713.
POWELL GLASS TV STAND-$125. and 2
Glass Tower Stands $75. each. Gazelle Super-
trainer $200. 2-27" TV's, $50. each. 17" Moni-
tor CRT-$25. Call after 3:00 727-321-7899.



4 WET SLIPS LEFT-From 25' to 45' Sail or
Power. $7/Ft. Easy Access to Gulf. 727-641-
6465.


5 MONTH OLD FEMALE- Black & Gray Tiger
Kitten, All Shots, Spay. Free Only Indoor Pet to
Loving Home. 727-343-2464.
BAY AREA DOG WALKING SERVICE- De-
pendable, Friendly Care. T. J. Brown, Dog
Handler. 727-417-3564
E-Mail TJB1270@aol.com


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es Paid, Call Charley at 727-344-0051 for ap-
pointment.
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fective 9/10/09.
HELEN ROGERS Will be Doing Business As
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Effective August 28, 2009.


3 FAMILYYARD SALE- Antique Brass Lamps,
Antique Rocking Chair, Mid Century, Danish
Modern & Modern Furniture. Lots of Original
Paintings. More! 1320 Augusta Lane. S. Sat-
urday 9-3p.m.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9-?- Household, Nick-
Nacs, Gifts, Some Furniture. 5713 13th Ave.
S.
MOVING- Furniture, Queen Bed Set. Sleeper
sofa. Mobility Scooter. Lots of household. 7465
Bay Isl. Dr. (S. Pasadena) Bay Isles Condos.
Ask for Poe, Barabados #218 Sat. 9-1 pm.

BACK TO SCHOOL SALE-We have Boys
Jeans, Dresses, Suits, Shoes, Some Uni-
forms, Silverware, New Furniture, Stuffed
Animals and More & More Stuff! 3215 Fairfield
Ave. S. 9/12 8am.-?

106 21ST AVE. PASS-GRILLE-Sat. 8am.-
2pm. Household, Furniture, Misc. Rugs, Tools.

HOME ORGANIZING
SERVICES
Do you need help with Organizing and Declut-
tering your home to create order out of disor-
der? Pat Johns, 727-360-3328.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY- 2219 51st St. S.
Plants and Lots More!

r Southwest Pinellas Storage
700 51st St. So.






Furniture
Barbecue Grill
Household Goods
Much More!


1100 49TH ST. S.- Benefit Next STEPP Cen-
ter. Baby Items, Household, Clothes, Furniture
& More! Saturday 8-2p.m.
1309 77TH ST. N- Friday 8a.m.-1p.m., Satur-
day, 8a.m.-4p.m. 3 Family


POWERFUL PRAYER TO HOLY SPIRIT -
Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who
lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you
who 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.
G.B.
NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL
- St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In
Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked-
ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re-
buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh
Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power
of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other
Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the
Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort
to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This
Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Com-
fort Me in My Difficulties and While Lodging in
the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and
My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God
Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All
of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have
Infinite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You
(Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over-
come All Difficulties as You Did the Dragons
at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail
Mary(Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times).
This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Suc-
cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal
Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in
the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress
and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This
Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat-
ter How Difficult, Before the Termination of 9
Tuesday. G.F.
MAYTHE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored,
glorified, loved, and preserved throughout the
world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker
of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for
ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this
prayer. ThankYou, Jesus.
G.M.B.



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MOVE IN SPECIAL
1ST MONTH $500.00
With Years Lease. $775.00/Mo. After. Owner
Pays W/S/G. 1 Bedroom Duplex with Separate
Area. Private Fenced Yard with Carport and
Shed. Walking Distance to Everything. 727-
942-7606 or 727-278-4852.

GULFPORT AREA
NEAR THE BEACH
2BR/1BA 1 Block from the Beach. Great Yard,
Sunroom, $1000/mo. Short Term Lease OK,
$1500/mo., Minimum 4 Months. Stuart 727-
215-9720.
LOVELY FIRST FLOOR CONDO- Spacious
2BR. 55+ community. Gated, 2-pools, ten-
nis. Active!. HW floors, new kitchen. W/D.
Furnished or Unfurnished. $850/mo. Patriot
Square. 727-519-4244

MOVE IN SPECIAL
1/2 OFF 1ST MONTH
2BR/1BA, CHA, Garage with Washer/Dryer.
Large Yard, Small Pets Ok. $750/Mo. Tim 727-
698-3506.


CHATEAU TOWERS
WATERFRONT
1BR/1.5BA, Excellent Condition, 900 sq.ft.
Unfurnished $800/mo All Amenities! Great
Location. Annual Lease. MARCOUX REALTY.
727-347-1535, 360-9494.
HISTORIC KENWOOD- Beautifully Refur-
bished 2BR/1BA, Approx. 1000SF, Hardwood
Floors, New Appliances. W/D, Sunroom, Min-
utes from Downtown/Close to Beaches. 727-
543-1791.
1BR APT. 45th St. & 9th Ave. N. $500/mo
plus electric. $300 Security Deposit. $30 non-
refundable credit check. Criminal Check also.
Near Busline. Contact Edie at 727-409-3716
for viewing appointment.
NICELY FURNISHED CONDO-Spacious
1BR. 1st Floor Unit w/Patio. $750/Mo. includes
Water, Cable, Trash, Maintenance. Close to
Stetson and SPC. 716-693-8612.
WOW $685/MO.- Chalet on the LakeLease/
Option, 1 BR/ Ba. Condo. 880 sq.ft. Tastefully
furnished. All ages. 3850 13th Ave. N. #215.
Just Bring Your Toothbrush! Ellin Smith, C.
Ruttenburg Realty. 727-452-3218
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-2BR/1 BA house.
Front Patio, W/D, Great Landscaping, Cats
OK, Available Now. $750/mo. 727-510-8538
PRIVATE GARDEN APT.-Microwave Cook-
ing. All Utilities Including Cable/Internet. Fur-
nished/Unfurnished, Bus, Single Only. No
Pets/Smoking. $575/Mo. 9th Ave./49th St.
727-321-6531.
PRIVATE BEACH -1BR/1BA, Unfurnished
Condo, Between Maximo & Gulfport Marina,
Gated, Guarded, Pools, Tennis, Jacuzzi, Wa-
ter, Cable Included, $800/Mo. Long Term.
727-864-6331. mussex@aol.com
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-Studio Apt. 3028
54th St. So. Quiet Building, Owner on Preme-
sis. W/S/G Included. References Required.
$500/Mo. & Security Deposit. Call 644-0601
for Appt. Available Now.
4925 12TH AVE. S.- 2BR/1BA, $750/Mo.
Available Now. 4551 1/2 3rd Ave. S. 1BR/1BA,
$550/Mo. Available Now. 727-322-8030.
ROOM FOR RENT IN -Gulfport. $100/Wk In-
cludes Cable & Utilities. 727-481-5379.
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.
GULFPORT EFFICIENCY.-Nice and Clean
and Walking distance to Beach. Prefer Single
Working person. No Smoking/Pets. $600/Mo.
Cable/Utilities Included. 727-644-6194.
GULFPORT- 1BR Apt. New Kitchen & Bath-
room. Quiet & Private. Near 58th St. & Gulfport
Blvd. $550/Mo. 727-804-5596.


CROSSWINDS Cute 2br/lba Inside utility EZ access to Tyrone $725
LAKE MAGGIORE Over looking the lake 1 & 2 br units $695 & $795
MEL TAN-HEIGHTS 3br/lba large fenced lot carport. Lots of space $795
CAMPBELL PARK 4br/lba MUST SEE $795 / 4br/2ba new carpet $1095
BARTLET PARK 2br/2ba fenced yard W&D Hook ups SEC 8 OK $675
SOUTH PASADENA lbr/lba Waterfront Condo, Pool, No pets $625
FRUITLAND HEIGHTS 3br/lba Lease Option avail Hardwood firs $795

i X Rentals & Realty, Inc. (727)


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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.
BEAUTIFUL LOCAL BUNGALOW- 2/1,
Clean, C/H/A, W/D, Open Porch. View at
www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com
$1100/Mo. 727-418-7272.
STUDIO APT.-Overlooks Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently
located. Includes All Utilities/Cable/Internet.
Credit Check Required. 727-688-7622.
ST. PETE BEACH-Belle Vista Home, 3BR/
2BA, Nice Yard, Fenced, Yearly Rental $1150/
Mo., Security. RALSTON'S REALTY CO. 727-
367-6702.
LARGE 1/1 CONDO/APT-Like new, Quiet N.
Central St. Pete, Walk-in Closet, C/H/A, CAR-
PORT, No pet, N/S, Lease $580/Mo. 727-345-
1029.
NEWER HOME- 5860 27th Ave. S. 4BR/2BA,
2 Story with Elevator, Open Kitchen, Family
Room, Cathedral Ceiling, $1800/Mo. 727-492-
9065.
ST. PETE BEACH- 1st Floor 2BR Apt. Nice
Yard, Small Pet Okay, $850/Mo. Seniors Pre-
ferred. 727-363-3050, Cell 727-412-2517.
2BR/1BA GULFPORT HOME- Newly Reno-
vated. With W/D. Fenced Yard. $875/Mo. +
Security Deposit. 2631 45th St. S. 727-643-
4657.
MOVE IN SPECIAL!-1/2 off 1st Month. 3017
49th St. S. 1 BR/1 BA $550/Mo. Near Art Dis-
trict. PASSMORE & COX INC. 727-459-3596.
2/1 HOUSE 5163 4TH AVE. S.- W/D Hookups,
$700/Mo. PASSMORE & COX, INC. 727-459-
3596.

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ENJOY 55+ living at ist best in this top
floor 2br-1.5ba condo. Walk to shopping
6 pools, tennis, bocce, billards, card
rooms and many social clubs. All this for
only $850 per month annual and you will
see why so many of our residents say
"I wish I had moved here sooner"






MODERN NEW CONSTRUCTION-New Stain-
less Steel Appliances. Granite Countertops,
Hardwood Floors. 2BR/2BA's, $1100/Mo.and
1BR's/1BA $790/Mo. Apts. available. Must
See! In Gulfport. 727-385-0104.
ST. PETERSBURG- 2BR/2BA Condo, Pool,
Parking, Screened Patio. $795/Mo. & Sec.
727-417-1462.
1611 & 1535 40TH ST. S.- 2BR/1BA. W/D
Hookup. Wall A/C & Heat. No Pets/Drugs.
$675/Mo. Security 727-804-8674.
ADORABLE 3BR/1BA HOUSE All New!
5340 4th Ave. S. Rent $900/mo. Other Proper-
ties Available. HUD Welcome. Call Sue, 727-
688-8239.


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GULFPORT IMMACULATE -1 BR/1 BA. $575/
Mo. C/H/A, W/S/G Paid, Laundry. Small Quiet
Complex. Petless, Smokeless. Reserved Park-
ing. 727-360-4054. Leave Message.
LARGE FURNISHED ROOM-$500/Mo. Full
House Privileges, Private Entrance, Parking,
W/D, Electric, Water, Cable/Wireless. Refrig-
erator. Included. No Smoking/Pets, 727-916-
0916.
2BR DUPLEX-$650/Mo. 1 Month Security.
Fenced-In Yard, Good Location. Avail Sept.
1st. Also 3BR $750/Mo. 727-502-7530, 727-
321-1793.
KENWOOD LARGE 1BR- Hardwood Floors,
Freshly Painted, $650/Mo. + $650 Security.
Call Tom 727-417-1462
1/1 HOUSE 2218 51ST S.-$650/Mo, Large
fenced yard. PASSMORE & COX, INC. 727-
459-3596.
TOWN SHORES CONDO- Nottingham, Top
Floor Corner, 2BR/2BA, 55+, No Pets. Beauti-
ful Waterview. $1000/Mo. 727-542-2445.
TREASURE ISLAND Waterfront 1 BR, Condo.
Annual. Fishing Dock, Water, Cable & Trash.
Quiet, Remodeled, Beautiful. No Pets. Avail-
able September. $725/Mo. 727-647-3328.


TOWN SHORES

CONDO
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.

"WALKTO TREASURE ISL BCH"- Just $800/
mo. w/pool on Intracoastal. Realty Executives,
Call Fred Furginson, 727-510-0602.

SPACIOUS HOME
Nice yard, Carpet/Wood floors, W/D, New
Bath, Central H/A, Plenty of Storage. $650/Mo.
Rent/Sale 727-204-5001.
www.suncoasthome.com
COMPLETELY REFURBISHED- 3BR/1BA
House, New Kitchen, Bath, Tile, Carpet. Util-
ity Room/Shed. Good Area. 5340 4th Ave. S.
Must See! $900/Mo. 727-412-5100.
COZY 2/1 HOUSE- In Beautiful Gulfport Qui-
et, Marina District. Nicely Renovated, Private
Backyard. Washer. $750/Mo. 727-687-0568.
ST. PETE TRI-PLEX-4033 45th Ave. N. 2BR/
1BA/1CG, W/D Hook-up. $650/Mo. plus Secu-
rity. RALSTON REALTY CO. 727-367-6702.


COZY 2BR/1BA COTTAGE- Near Gulfport.
Pets Welcome! 560 Zanesville Street South.
C/H/A, W/D Hookup, Carport. Lovely Fenced
Backyard, Quiet, Trees. $800/Month plus Utili-
ties. 1 Month Security, Background. 727-321-
9298 or 727-251-2766.
TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
APTS. ALL SIZES- Utilities Included. Small
Srart $125 Weekly. 727-343-1637. Also p/t
Handyman and Computer Tutor.
ST. PETE BEACH-(69th Ave./Sunset Blvd.
Area) Studio. $595/Mo. Hard/Tile Floors, Near
Main Beach, Bus, Shops, Free Parking. 727-
345-1367.
1841 YORK ST. SO.- Near Elementary School.
3/1, Clean, Hardwood Floors, W/D, C/H/A,
Fenced Yard, Good Area. $800/Mo. & Security.
530-235-2222.

MARINA DISTRICT GULFPORT- Nice Home,
2BR/1BA, Renovated Kitchen, Shady Porch,
Fenced Yard. Small pet Ok. Available Now,
$1100/Mo. Bunny 404-667-1369.
5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.- 2BR Apt., $625/Mo.
$625 Security Dep. 727-302-9838.
GULFPORT 1BR/1BA 5 Blocks from the
beach, New Paint, New Floors, $600/mo. $300
Security Deposit. 727-347-1017.


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! 727-321-4720 or 727-452-4721.
COMPLETELY FURNISHED ROOMS-from
$480.-$600. Pay weekly, Everything Included,
Separate Entrance, Small Deposit. 2mins. to
Bus off 66th St. N. 727-345-4200.


LADY TO RENT ROOM-in my Home. Private
Bath, Kitchen and Laundry Privileges. Call
727-347-5280.
ROOMMATE WANTED- Pasadena/Gulfport.
Full House Privileges, Utilities & Wireless
Internet Included. 727-623-1432 or 727-344-
0509.
CLOSE TO PASADENA SHOPPING CTR-
Furnished Bedroom, Share Kitchen & Bath.
$475/Mo. 727-343-6350.
WANTED MALE ROOMATE- To share house.
Near Gibbs SPC campus. $450/mo. Inc. Elec
& utilities. Non-smoking / Drug free. 727-238-
1368.
LADY 75, SEEKS MAN/WOMEN-to Provide
DAILY Companionship, Little Help, Car Rides
in Exchange for Reduced Rent. $375/Mo. in-
cludes Utilities. Share Lovely 2BR Marina Wa-
terfront. St. Petersburg 813-837-9145.
ROOMMATE WANTED-Male/Female. Fur-
nished Room, Quiet Neighborhood, Utilities
Included. $400/Mo. $150 Deposit. No Smoking
& Drug Free. 344-5206 or 813-927-7885

WE GO THERE! 321-6965


NICE FURNISHED
ROOM FOR RENT
Great Home, Nice Area, CHA, Private Fridge,
All Utilities & Cable Included. $110/Wk. Tim
727-698-3506.


OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENA- At Executive
Bldg. 727-209-0606.
$195/MO. GREAT OFFICE LOCATION- All
Utilities Included. Free Internet. 120-1000 sq-
ft. Available. 3530 1st Ave. N. 727-501-6078.



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Kipps Colony
Pasadena Y&CC
Lot 65 on Lake Oemo0
Build Your Dream! $250,000
Will Trade Condo, House,
Yacht, Motorhome or Airplane

TOWN SHORES CONDO- Nottingham, Top
Floor Corner, 2BR/2BA, 1250SF, 55+, No
Pets. Beautiful Waterview. Recently Refur-
bished, First $220,000. 727-542-2445.




SCall Don Kenney
744-2275
NEW TO MARKET
3114 57th St. S. Unique 2 story, 2 or 3 bedrooms
on 2 floors, close to beach. Walk to restaurants,
fine dining, Gulfport Art & Entertainment District
$289,900


FIVE TOWNS-55+ 1/1, New C/H/A, Paint, Car-
pet, Stove, Dishwasher, Counter Tops & Verti-
cal Blinds. Remodeled Bath. Screened Porch
on Lake. Heated Pool. 1st Floor Front Door
Parking. Priced to Sell $47,500. Call Meg 727-
345-4214 or 727-825-1594.

Looking to Buy or Sell Real Estate?
Call Jim Blinn Now with

KELLER WILIAMS
S GULFCOAST REALTY
Offer complete, professional Real Estate rvice!
813 94-3395 or 727-343- 55
SGulfport & beaches listings needed
Sjames_blinn@yahoo.con

WOW! WHAT A VIEW!- And Granite Kitchen
Too! 1170SF, 1BR/1.5BA, Diplomat Bldg. Town
Shores. Furniture Included. All Redone, Noth-
ing to Do but Watch for the Dolphins. Call Bill,
224-5129 or DeAnn, 224-5126. GULFPORT
REAL EATATE, INC.

Buy it. Sell it.
Gabber Classifieds Work!
321-6965


GULFPORT DUPLEX (2) 2BR/1BA, Block/
Stucco, Great Area, 2114 59th St. S.$139,900.
410-4296.




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