Title: Gabber
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Title: Gabber
Alternate Title: Gulfport gabber
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Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann,
George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: September 24, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
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this week...
Chili Cook-Off
This Saturday
see page 4

Antique Road Show
see page 5

City Whys
see page 14

Mobile Collection
see page 15

Gulfport Birthday
Bash- October 10
see page 16

GABS: What Do You
Think Of A Water
Taxi Connecting
The Beaches?
see page 19

Donate your Old
Cell Phone
see page 30

Gabber Goes To
South Dakota
see page 32

American Legion
see page 35

Public Comment
From Thursday's
Council Meeting
see page 41
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since 1968
After Many Years,
St. Pete Beach
Building Height
Agreement in Sight

ST. PETE BEACH It has been
one of city hall's biggest points
of contention for years, but an
attempt at mediation between
the city, the citizen group Save
Our Little Village (SOLV) and the
group Citizens for Responsible
Growth 01'I;' ) could move the
parties toward a solution.
CRG has been fighting the city
on its building height and density
policies. The group formed in
2004 after the city passed a
comprehensive plan allowing for
greater density. The group's aim
was to get the city to give voters a
say in all proposed changes to the
city's comprehensive plan.
In 2008 the comp plan, proposed
See Beach Taxes page 6
Construction Site
Requirements Pass

Commission passed an ordinance
setting requirements for
construction sites that the city
hopes will enhance the safety of
areas that surround properties on
which residential homes are being
built. In addition to submitting
a construction plan that outlines
nearly every aspect of a project,
the ordinance also requires a
builder to provide for parking,
put up a temporary construction
fence and deal with wastewater
correctly and maintain a standard
of cleanliness at the construction
site, among other things.
The full scope of the new
requirements can be viewed at

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Friends Repay Years of

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Coach Steve Jurczik sits in his living room surrounded by every
kind of sports equipment, most of which he donates to the Madeira
Beach and St. Pete Beach Rec Centers. His yellow college baseball
jersey hangs alongside Tampa Bay Rays and Bucs jerseys and
there is a plethera of sports memorabilia hanging on every wall.
See Story, page 52

Gulfport Council Maintains
Current Tax Rate
By Cathy Salustri
At Thursday evening's council meeting about the coming
year's budget, Gulfport city council opted not to raise
taxes. This decision reversed last week's meeting where
council, responding to citizen input, voted for a higher tax
The city can keep the same tax rate for the coming year,
Interim City Manager Jim O'Reilly said, because the city
saved over a million dollars this fiscal year.
See Gulfport Taxes, page 40

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Chili CookOff
This Saturday
Friends and neighbors are pitching
in to make Saturday's Industrial
Strength Chili Cookoff a success!
Barney & Leta of the Urban Gypsies
have volunteered to provide the
entertainment and Java Nirvana is
baking cornbread that will be on sale
to compliment the tastebud tingling
chilis -- more than a dozen at press
New entries include Alice Kohl, who
says this is a great way to support
Gulfport's innovative non-profit
teaching facility. Owen Pach has also
thrown his chili into the ring.
The music and tasting starts at 6:30
p.m. at the Industrial Arts Center,
2902A Beach Boulevard S. in the
Gulfport Art Village Courtyard.
Tickets will be on sale at the gate, $9
for adults and $5 for kids.
For more information, visit the IAC
online at www.industrialartscenter.
org. Call 727-289-9365 or email info@

Bring the Kids to
Fabulous Final Friday
The St. Pete Beach Community
Center hosts a "Fabulous Final
Friday" on the last Friday of every
month for area kids in grades 1st
through 5th. Final Fridays are a
great chance for parents to have a
night to themselves while being
guaranteed their kids are having
safe and supervised fun. Each Final
Friday runs from 6-9 p.m. at the St.
Pete Beach Community Center, 7701
Boca Ciega Drive, and costs $5 for
St. Pete Beach residents and $6.50
for non-residents. Activities include
gym games, contests, a pizza dinner
and much more! All reservations
must be made the Wednesday before
each event. Call 363-9245 today for
more information and to sign your
child up for a fabulous evening!
Fabulous Final Fridays are proudly
sponsored by Papa John's in South

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Gabber September 24 September 30, 2009

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

Join the Senior's
Chat Room
The Gulfport Senior Center, 5501
27 Avenue S. in Gulfport, will hold
a Chat Room on October 2 at 2 p.m.
Come share stories about your life
and experiences with others!

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Beach Taxes,
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by the development interest-backed
SOLV, passed by large majority -
around 60 percent. CRG then sued
over the plan's compliance with state
The city hopes the mediation will
put an end the litigation.
"These lawsuits are breaking
our city," said Commissioner Bev

The cost of the lawsuits have taken
their toll on the city in the form of
hundreds of thousands of dollars in
legal fees. This year alone, the city
has already spent nearly 90 percent
of its litigation budget, a budget that
the city had increased from $200,000
to $300,000, Commissioner Jim
Parent said. It was enough to compel
Parent to suggest increasing the
slightly city's millage rate to cover
"Obviously we'd like to agree on
something to have the lawsuit go

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away," said St. Pete Beach City
Manager Mike Bonfield.
The comprehensive plan breaks
the city up into several different
neighborhood types.
"It takes several character districts
and allows for a variety of (building)
heights," Garnett said.
Bonfield said that the four big issues
that are likely to be the focus of
the mediation are CRG's concerns
over how the city will handle beach
access, impact fees, aesthetics of
redevelopment and the new plan's
impacts on infrastructure.
"All things we have to deal with
anyway," Bonfield said.
The hearing, which takes place on
October Sixth and Seventh, is not
open to the public.
"I'm very upset that you're having
discussions in the back room," Pass
A Grille resident Rosemary Manning
told the commission during the
public comment session at at a recent
Commission meeting. "You can't
change the vote of the citizens. Not
one word."
The Commission hopes that this will
be the beginning of the end for a
conflict that has lasted for years.
In the meantime Coral Reef Hotel
owner Robert Fleeting will be
discussing his plans to redevelop
the 46-year-old hotel, ultimately
transforming it into a $60 million, 12-
story hotel or timeshare. The
discussion will take place Thursday,
September 24 (tonight), 7:30pm at
the Warren Webster Community
Center in Pass-a-Grille.

Gabber September 24- September 30, 2009

Third Annual
St. Pete Folkfest
Creative Clay, making the arts
accessible to all in the community,
announces its Third Annual Folkfest
St. Pete, a free street folk art and
music festival featuring the work
of folk, outsider and visionary
artists and musicians from around
the country. Folkfest St. Pete will
take place September 26 and 27 on
Central Avenue between llth and
13th Streets, right in front of Creative
Clay, 1124 Central Avenue in St.
Petersburg. "We are very excited to
host some outstanding artists from
around the country, and showcase
what our member artists create on a
daily basis,' said Grace-Anne Alfiero,
Creative Clay Executive Director.
"This is a wonderful opportunity to
see the great work that we do here at
Creative Clay."
Folkfest St. Pete Director Jenny
Baxley Lee is proud to welcome
an incredible, world class line up
of musicians featuring Donna the
Buffalo with opening act Have Gun,
Will Travel on Sunday and the New

Familiars headlining with Ben
Prestage on Saturday. "The festival
has really outdone itself this year",
says Lee, "with extra special thanks to
I Want a Walk Pet Services, Hungry
Howies Pizza, the YMCA of Greater St.
Petersburg, and Bank of America for
making the pipe dream of a national
performance act a reality. If we are
going to make the festival a success,
our community will have to come out
and buy art, drinks, and t-shirts by
Creative Clay to demonstrate that
festivals like Folkfest St. Pete are vital
to the cultural life of St. Petersburg."
The festival also features an annual
all-artist Tribute show which is

coordinated by Liz Hollister this year
and pays homage to the music and
vibes of 1969 and the Woodstock era.

Legion Auxiliary 125
Needs Donations
American Legion Auxiliary 125
needs supplies to send to our troops.
Snacks (crackers, pop tarts, ('hlup
Ahoy, Oreos, Pringles, etc.), razors,
powdered drink mixes are being
requested by our "boys(?)". Donations
may be dropped off at the Post located
at 6440 Fifth Avenue S. Let's show
them we care!

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Beef Seafood
arlic Glazed Ribeye Cedar Planked Salmon
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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.

Oktoberfest at German
American Society
Celebrate Oktoberfest under
the tent at the German American
Society, 8098 66 Street N. in Pinellas
Park. On Friday, September 25

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Tho tae C inclini a Rlresearch study of an investigation
to take part in a esnar atic brain inj ury and
medication for people with traumatic bra njur
medicatidaytime sleepiness

You must be:
18-65 years of age
Had a mild or moderate closed traumatic brain
injury within the last 4 years
Have daytime sleepiness
Study participants may receive:
Investigational medication
Study related physical exams
Compensation for time and travel up to $1,250

Neil T. Feldman, M.D. Medical Director
Call the Clinical Research Group of St. Petersburg, Inc.

at 1-800-242-3244 or 727-360-0853
2525 Pasadena Ave. So., Ste. S, SL Petersburg, FL 33707

music by the Alpen Diamanten,
Saturday, September 26 music by
Cathy's Lorelei; Friday, October 2
music by the Bee-Sharps; Saturday,
October 3 music by Cathy's Lorelei.
Parade and ceremonial keg tapping
6 p.m. nightly. Schuhplattlers
(GCESV Bavarian folk daners),
Germa (Oompah!) bands; German
food, potato pancakes, apple strudel,
pastries, German beers and wine,
daily raffle prizes, popular vendors,
rummage sale daily from 9 a.m. Free
admission until 5 p.m., $6 thereafter.
Children under 12 free.

South Pasadena
Civic Association
The South Pasadena Civic
Association is sponsoring a Tampa
Bay Rays ball game on September
29 vs. Baltimore Orioles. Bus leaves
City Hall at 6 p.m. For tickets, call
Agnes at 347-5292.
The Civic Association also has
Bingo every Thursday at 12:30 p.m.
in Hibiscus Hall in Pasadena City

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Gabber September 24 September 30, 2009

Last Friday on
Corey Avenue
Celebrate Last Friday on Corey
Avenue in St. Pete Beach on
September 25 from 5-8 p.m. Event
features Corey Stroll & Wine
Tasting, refreshments, scavenger
hunt and live music by \K.-y of Life".
Corey Avenue is just off Gulf Blvd. in
downtown St. Pete Beach just over
the Corey Causeway. Free parking!
Visit www.coreyave.com.

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.
This year there is a killer lineup
featuring local favorites The
TomKats (www.thetomkats.com)
and blues legend Sterling Magee
& the Harlem Blues Band (www.

"Hoe of the Famous Smartle"
OarHouse Bar & iquors
4807 22nd Ave. S.
The Bucs Are Back..
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Raffles & More!
Bring a dish if you wish.
Open 11am
$2 Bloddy Mary's till pm
4 Karaoke
Wed., Fri. & Sun. Nites
Open: 9am Mon.-Sat.
Sunday 11am with K.C. & Verena

and talent from the east coast of
Florida, Art Harris and the Z-Tones
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!
They have great food and drink
vendors available on site so please
no coolers.

Fine Dining Every
Thursday Night
The Sons of Italy is opening its fall
season October 1 with great new
meal choices that change weekly
and include salad and dessert for
under $10. Reservations requested
for parties over five. Call 323-2691 or
798-6355. The Sons of Italy is located
at 2500 34 Street S. next to Kentucky
Fried Chicken. Visit Sonsofltaly2427.

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5404 Gulfport Blvd. S. 362-0001
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Looking For a
Homecoming Dress?
"Belle of the Ball" is here to help
you with your Homecoming dress
selections. "Belle of the Ball" is an
organization which collects and
distributes Homecoming dresses for
that special evening. Dresses ready
for your choosing free of charge.
Distribution dates are September
266, October 3 and October 10 from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seminole Mall,

11201 Park Blvd. N. (on Park Blvd.
between 113th and Seminole Blvd.)
next to Ross Department Store.
Doors will open at 10 a.m. Please
do not show up before 10 a.m.
Founded in 2003, Belle of the
Ball Project Inc. is a nonprofit
organization whose mission is to
provide homecoming and prom
dresses to high school girls who
are unable to afford a dress for
these special events. Belle of the
Ball Project has given away more

than 1,000 dresses in its five-year
history and collects new and gently
worn, current style homecoming,
prom, bridesmaids and cocktail
dresses as well as shoes, purses, and
accessories. For information, visit

St. Pete Beach Accepts
Budget at Final Reading
passed them at their prior readings,
and not much concerning the 2010
budget and millage ordinances has
changed since. Last Monday the
City Commission voted to adopt the
proposed $13.8 million general fund
budget, which reflects approximately
a 4.79 decrease. The city's total
operating budget rounds out at
$20, 890, 034. To compensate for a
decline in taxable home values the
Commission also approved a millage
increase to 2.4834 (or $2.4834 per
$1,000 of assessed property value)
- which is an increase of .107 mills
over the 2009 rate. Commissioner
Jim Parent had also suggested
increasing the millage rate by .025
mills (25 one-thousandths of a mill)
to help the city cover legal fees for the
number of lawsuits it is facing and
anticipates facing over land use
issues. Commissioner Christopher
Leonard cast the sole dissenting
vote on both th4e millage and the
budget ordinance.

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Gabber September 24 September 30, 2009


Join us for a 3 mile walk in Child's Park

On-Site Registration: 7:30 am
Adults: $3 Children 12 & under $2
Walk is from 8:30 10:30 am

Saturday, October 3 A
Child's Park -|
Recreation Center .. -
4301 13th Ave. S.

Speakers, Food, Prize Drawings & Much More!
For More Information Contact 727-321-7887

Safe Boating Course
in One Lesson
St. Petersburg College is launching
the State of Florida approved Boater
safety class at the St. Petersburg/
Gibbs campus in the Tech building
room 106 on September 26. This
one-day, 8-hour classroom and
hands-on course, appeals to boaters
who cannot find the time for a four-
week boater course. This class meets
the requirements for certification of
youthful operators of a vessel with
10 HP motors or larger. It is offered
as a mandatory education class for
boating violators. This course is
also a great refresher course for any
boater and may be used for boater
insurance discount credit. The course
includes an exam and a certificate of
completion, which allows the boating
violators immediate resumption of
their water activities.
Topics include boat types, safety
equipment, navigation rules, local
charts, waterway markings, knot
tying and waverunner operation.
The tuition for the class is $35 which
includes classroom instruction,
hands-on experience, text, certificate
of completion, registration with
the State of Florida, and boater ID
The next class is scheduled for
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FEMA is increasing rates
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eff DeNight is changing the way
people feel about their insurance
Jeff co-owns two insurance agencies,
Bentley-DeNight Insurance Services,
a full service, independent, Trusted
Choice agency that offers business,
auto, home, commercial, life, boat,
motorcycle, RV and umbrella policies.
He also owns Premier Choice Rebate
Flood Insurance, a flood insurance
agency that sells nothing but flood
"We're the only flood insurance
agency that offers cash rebates back
to all our customers," Jeff explains.
So if you buy your flood insurance
through Premier Choice, you'll get at
least seven percent of your annual
premium (before fees and taxes) back
in the form of a rebate check.
"We give the money back to our
customers either at inception- if
they're new policy holders-- and then
again every subsequent year they
renew... forever," Jeff says.
Here's how the rebate works:
You get seven percent of your policy
back the first year. Every subsequent
year for the next five years you
receive one percent more back until
you get to the sixth year. In the
sixth year and every year following,
customers will get 12 percent back
as a rebate.
This rebate can add up to thousands
of dollars for the life of your home or
business policy. The company sends
you a check rather than taking the
money off the premium so you can
spend it on whatever you choose.
Do Premier Choice Flood Insurance
policies cost more than other flood

Jeff DeNight, Co-owner of Bentley-De-
night insurance shares commissions with
his customers.
insurance policies?
Nope, Jeff says. FEMA is the only
flood insurance provider, so the cost
is the same no matter what flood
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policies written by his agency are
supported by the federal government
through FEMA.
FEMA pays a commission to the
agencies that write their policies.
Jeff and his agency are sharing that
commission with their customers.
Jeff says, things are tough for
everyone, and if his company has a
little to share with the community,
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reason and tolerance. We invite you to
discover Unitarian Universalism with us.
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for Oktoberfest
If you are a food vendor, craft
vendor or local eatery interested
in participating in Holy Name's
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.
The "Oktoberfest" fall festival has
been an annual event in Gulfport for
over 30 years and will be held this
year over the Halloween weekend
Oct. 29 thru Nov. 1. This is a fun
weekend including rides, games,
food, dancing and entertainment.

Community Metaphysical Church
152I I Ave. No. St. Petersburg
(727) 822-8628
(727) 822-3157
Sunday, September 27, 11:00 a.m.
49th Anniversary Celebration
Guest Speaker Viola Evert, Pd.D.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray"
Afternoon Lecture 1-2 p.m.
Miracles Bookstore, Fri-Sat 11-4 p.m.
Sunday before & after Service
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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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The celebrating of the Torah, God's word. "
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to read and enjoy it yourself.
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Happy Marriage Seminar
Tues. Oct. 6th 7:00
Come and observe this special time with us.
All are welcome, there is no charge.
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Join Us For
Summer Services
Sunday 9am Holy Eucharist
Our Thrift Store is open
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Proceeds benefit Food Pantry
Food Pantry is Open
1st & 3rd Sundays
from: 10 am to 12:30 pm
St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church
3747 34th St. South St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Pilgrim Congregational
United Church of Christ
You Are Always Welcome
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am
Nursery Available
Adult Sunday School 9:30 am
SWednesday Bible Study
11:00 am and 7:00pm
S L 6315 Central Ave.
B 727-347-1226
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Child Care
both Sun. morn
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Sunday Mornings
Sunday School 9:15a
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Email your request to News@theGabber.com

Question for the City of Gulfport
By Cathy Salustri

Q: What's going on with the half-built houses behind C' M.i.,I lay's? Are they
in foreclosure? Is there any sort of code that prohibits half-built structures
from remaining incomplete indefinitely?
A: "There are a number of legal issues involved with these properties,"
Gulfport Community Development Director Fred Metcalf told The Gabber.
"The City continues to work with the bank and owners to resolve this situa-
tion." Metcalf said the building permits for all five houses on Essex Way ex-
pired. Gulfport's building code requires the structures either be completed or
demolished when a permit expires.
The owners, Metcalf said, have not complied with code enforcement violation
notices regarding the expired permits, meaning they have not extended the
permits, completed construction, or demolished the buildings.
Currently the city has five active code enforcement cases (one for each house)
even though the owners remain in contact with the city regarding these proper-
ties. The owners secured the properties, Metcalf told The Gabber. This means
that the owners boarded the windows and otherwise controlled who can get in
the buildings. However, the city cuts the grass and tries to control the weeds.
The city placed a lien on the properties in hopes of recovering the costs associ-
ated with this.
"To the best of our knowledge all five properties are in the initial stages of
foreclosure," Metcalf said. Once the bank forecloses and resells the properties
the city can recover its costs.
However, these properties involve more than a simple foreclosure.
"Right now we're trying to keep track of who are the players," Metcalf said.
"There's owners involved, there's banks involved, there's attorneys involved.
I believe the State Attorney's office is involved." Metcalf said the State has
started an investigation revolving around these properties, but said he didn't
know who the state was investigating.

Question for the City of St. Pete Beach
By Kate Bradshaw

Q: The shuttering of Shells Seafood Restaurant at 6300 Gulf Blvd. has left
a gaping hole in the heart of St. Pete Beach's restaurant/hotel strip. What is
going to replace the restaurant and when will it fill in the gap?
A: The unmistakable logo has long been gone from the front of the seafood
joint's former St. Pete Beach digs. In September of last year, Tampa-based sea-
food restaurant chain Shells, which was the first restaurant in Florida to offer
a salad bar, filed for Chapter 11 and later Chapter Seven Bankruptcy.
The closing of the eatery may momentarily make the place look a bit darker,
but the hotel is still open.
St. Pete Beach City Manager Mike Bonfield says that the hotel's proprietors
are riding out the economic storm. "The owners of the property are investing a
good amount of money for a few years as a holdover," he said.
In a recent City Commission meeting, Commissioner Jim Parent referred
to the "refurbishing" taking place at the Travelodge, the hotel that formerly
housed the St. Pete Beach Shells, stating that the update is "nice to see."
As for the restaurant space, it appears as though the B.R. Guest chain Wild-
wood Barbeque will occupy the area in the coming months. The company has
listed job openings on Craigslist.org as well as a job fair by way of a sign on the
property, but there is no apparent word on when the "multi-regional American
barbecue in a rustic urban setting" will open its doors.

Have a question about local government? Send it to News@TheGabber.com.

,G4ulfport Garden
N Bird Club
It's that time ... summer is
turning into fall, many members
have returned from cooler parts of
the country and the Garden Club is
beginning its 69th year!
Their first program will be on
October 8 at 10:30 a.m. at the
( 'lyin.-I Park shelter (Gulfport and
Beach Boulevards). The basics of
creating a Bonsai will be presented
by club members Theo Janea and
Phylliss Swift. Please bring a chair
and picnic lunch to enjoy after the
There will also be a "Grow and
Share" plant exchange. If you
have an overabundance of plants,
flowers, seeds or cuttings you want
to part with, here is the perfect
So mark your calendar now, invite
a friend and join them on October 8
at 10:30 a.m. in ( 'l in.-I Park.

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Oar House Bar & Liquors
4807 22nd Ave. S.

Karaoke Contest
Every Friday, Finals Oct. 6

Weekly Prizes!
Sign-up starts 9pm

Sloppy Joe
Thursday 11 am

Open: 9am Mon.-Sat.
Sunday 11am with K.C. & Verena

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fluorescent bulbs and other mercury containing
devices, fungicides, herbicides, motor oil, paint
(latex or oil), paint remover, paint thinner,
pesticides, pool chemicals, solvents, smoke
detectors, wood preservatives.
Electronics: TVs, VCRs, cell phones, computers,
copiers, digital cameras, fax machines, microwave
ovens, monitors, printers, printer cartridges, stereo
equipment, telephones, etc.

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appliances, biological or infectious waste, empty
paint cans, explosives, fire extinguishers, garbage,
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dates and locations may be subject to change.
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City of Gulfport
Birthday Bash
You are all invited to join in the
City of Gulfport's 99th Birthday
Bash on Saturday, October 10 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
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.
So call your old friends and meet
some new ones at the 99th Annual
City of Gulfport Birthday Bash at
the Historical Museum at 5301 28
Avenue S. on Saturday, October 10
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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GCP Needs Young Men
and Children for Play
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, 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 needed a total
cast of 24 people with some very
special talents. The auditions were
held on Sept. 14th and 15th at the
Back Door Theater at 7 p.m., at
which time the Players got all the
adults they needed for the cast, but
they still need some more young men
and children (ages 6 through 12) to
fill out their cast requirements, so
they will be holding a final audition

on Wednesday, Sept. 30th at 7 p.m.
at the Players' Back Door Theater,
located at 4919 17 Avenue S. in
These young people will have
to be able to sing, even a little.
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!). Be advised that this final
audition is only for kids ages 6 to 12
Rehearsals will begin a week after
the auditions end. The actual play
will run for 3 weeks from January

8th through January 24th, 2010.
Make sure that you have enough free
time for all the rehearsals required.
This play took over a year and a half
to write, with the able assistance of
Lynne Brown as the historian to
help out. It is based on fact, although
some poetic license has been taken
to make it more enjoyable for our
audiences. This is a unique musical,
both entertaining and educational,
and fit for the whole family.
Become a part of history! Stop on
by and audition for this once-in-a-
lifetime chance!

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By Fred Wilder
Paintings will be accepted from
members of The Art Guild for the
October art show on Thursday,
October 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If
you are not a member we invite you
to become one and enter a painting.
The reception for the winners of
the show will be on Saturday,
October 10 at 1 p.m. There will be
an art demonstration on drawing
by Douglas Laird. All artists are
invited to attend. All the above
will be at The Treasure Island City
Hall Auditorium, 120 108 Avenue.
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Pat Case, Gulfport: "I personally
think it's a great idea. Whatever we
can do to bring people into Gulfport
will be a positive move for the city.
St. Pete Beach is a very cool place to
go and ties in well with the Gulfport
style. But the issue in the long run
could be how to fund it. Obviously it
would have to be funded with taxes
or else a private contractor. But I
would vote for it because Gulfport
is such a well-kept secret. We're not
like other beach communities. We
have a lot to offer and we shouldn't
just keep it to ourselves. As a hom-
eowner, I would expect to pay a little
more in taxes to fund it, I guess, but
I think it would be worth it."


Thomas Morgan, Gulfport: "If
it's a private enterprise, I think it
would be great but if it was funded
by tax payer money, then it would
be a waste of it. With such hard eco-
nomic times, I don't think anybody
can afford more taxes on what many
would consider a luxury. I'm not sure
how much revenue it would gener-
ate; I'm sure that during Art Walk
and our other festivals, it would
probably do well. But is that enough
to justify paying full-time for what
would amount to be part-time ser-
vice? I don't think so. But a private
enterprise investment, that might
be the way to go. That would be the
dilemma for the investor; whether it
would succeed or fail and how good
it would be for the City."

rrank Hewlett, T'ampa: "I love the
idea because I live on the Hillsbor-
ough River and they've started a wa-
ter taxi service where I live. It's really
growing in popularity. I had actually
thought about starting a water taxi
service myself in Tampa. I mean, how
cool would it be to go to work by boat?
You take your briefcase, get on a boat,
go to work. I can't think of a better way
to commute, can you? I think it would
work here; maybe if it was funded by
PSTA and not the city, Gulfport might
go for it. We could call it the Park and
Float. But if I had to, I could probably
accept a tax rate hike by the City to
fund it. After all, this is a tourist com-
munity. If you're a business owner,
you need traffic and the only way to
get traffic is to find an innovative way
to bring it to your business. I think it's
a great idea."

Cindy Fultz, Indian Rocks Beach: "I think it sounds fabulous. As a vendor at
the Tuesday morning Market here, the idea that it would bring more people here
is just good for business. Some people who wouldn't normally come to Gulfport
from St. Pete Beach might take the boat over, especially since it's so close. The
water taxi would give them incentive to come here and shop, visit the restau-
rants and spend money here. I also think it would be a very green thing to do
because all the people that might drive here could come by water. You definitely
will get better gas mileage on the water and it would reduce carbon emissions.
As to how to fund it? If it was funded by the City and we had to pay extra taxes, I
might think differently. It would really depend on how much the taxes would be
and the cost of weekends vs. weeknights usage. Whoever ends up running it will
probably start out on weekends to see if there's a demand for it and if it would
work. But it's a great idea and I think a good one for Gulfport."

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Customer Appreciation
Block Party
In these tough economic times,
Remmel Wellness Center, along
with the businesses in the vicinity of
62nd Avenue North and Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. St. No. believe it
is important to say thank you to
the individuals who patronize their
businesses. In order to reward the
loyalty of their patrons, they are
hosting a Customer Appreciation
Block Party on Saturday, September
26 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The
block party at 6400 Dr. Martin

Luther King Jr. St. North is open
to the general public and free of
Local area businesses, including
American Clinical Solutions,
Anytime Fitness, Bank of America,
Dairy Dream, Graul & Orga, P.A.,
Remmel Wellness Center, St. Pete
MRI, St. Petersburg Area Chamber
of Commerce, Village Green and
others will have tables and booths set
up with give-aways and information.
Aneillo's Italian Restaurant, Duncan
Donut and Quizno's [Parkside Mall]
will have free samplings off of their
delicious menus. Emily's Produce

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Market will have fresh fruits and
vegetables available for purchase.
This family friendly event will have
face painting and a bouncy house for
the kids, lunch provided courtesy
of Bryan Caulfield and Matthew
Noyes, Personal Injury Attorneys,
bottle water provided by Winn
Dixie, music and drawings to win
free prizes! Florida Blood Services
will also be present with the Blood
Mobile and the candidates for mayor
of St. Petersburg have been invited.
Dogs on leashes are welcome.
For more information, contact
Laurie Puckett at 727-330-0703 or
e-mail at laurie@remmelwellness.

Free Movie Theater
on the Bay
Mark your calendars for the City
of Gulfport's next "Theater on the
Bay" Friday, October 16 at 8 p.m. at
the Recreation Field (the corner of
Shore Blvd. S. and 58th St. South).
October's movie is the classic "Mad
Monster Party." If you want save
your space at 7:30 p.m., the kids can
watch cartoons before the special
This 1967 classic comedy "animagic"
monster movie will be enjoyed by
children, parents and grandparents
alike. MadMonster Party the funniest
party movie, perfect for Halloween...
and you're all invited!
Bundle up and bring your chairs,
blankets, family and friends by Boca
Ciega Bay under the stars! The Teen
Council will provide concessions for
purchase. And best of all, the movie
is free!

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BPW to Meet
The Pinellas County School Board
will be the topic during the Business
and Professional Women (BPW)
meeting on Thursday, October 1 in
St. Petersburg. Please check the
website or call the phone number
listed below for the location. Peggy
O' Shea, Chairperson of the School
Board, will be the speaker. Active in
Pinellas County public schools for
many years, most recently O'Shea
was a member of the Choice Reform
Technology Task Force. She also
served on several district task forces
and school advisory councils.
Networking begins at 11:30 a.m.
and the meeting begins at 12 noon.
Meetings are open to the public but
reservations (see below) must be made
by the Tuesday prior to the meeting.
Cost: $16 for members and $21 for
BPW St. Pete Pinellas is the local
chapter of Business and Professional
Women/USA. Founded in 1919, the
organization is multigenerational and
nonpartisan. The local organization's
mission is to achieve equity for all
women in the workplace through
advocacy, education and information.
For more information visit www.
BPWStPetePinellas.org or to reserve
email RSVP@BPWStPetePinellas.org
or call 727-471-8248 or fax 314-602-

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Gulf Coast Community Care needs
volunteers age 30 and older for its
mentoring program. Volunteers are
matched with children who need a
positive adult role model. Many of
the children are in foster care or live
with a single parent who is going to
school and working. There is a need
for volunteers for children of all ages.
Volunteers give the gift of time
to one child and are provided social
events and support by agency staff.
No experience is necessary. There
are no costs. Volunteers spend a few
hours a week in simple activities such
as reading, fishing, baking, teaching
a craft or visiting a park with a child.
We have children throughout Pinellas
waiting for mentors!
To learn how you can make a
lasting difference in the life of a child,
call Beverly at 479-1841 or Fanya at
479 -1831.

Learn about
Toastmasters Club
Toastmasters is a positive learning
environment where leaders develop
professional skills needed in this
tough economy. You will learn to
evaluate your current skills, have
productive discussions at work,
practice speaking in front of a
people, control nervousness, take on
new roles, and develop yourself as a

City Power Toastmasters is a
non-profit organization devoted
to continuing leadership skills
in a relaxed, diverse and upbeat
atmosphere. Join them every
Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m.,
One Fourth Street N., Municipal
Services Building, 6th Floor, Room
600, downtown St. Petersburg.
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City Approves Community Center Rate
Raise, Preferred Caterers' List
ST. PETE BEACH The City Commission approved the third reading of an
ordinance that will raise the St. Pete Beach Community Center's rental rates.
For non-residents, the Friday and Sunday rates will now be $1,500 for four
hours, $2,000 for six, $2,500 for eight and $3,000 for ten. Residents will receive a
10 percent discount, and civic associations will still be able to hold their monthly
meetings for free at the center. One resident expressed dissatisfaction at the
resident discount, saying that taxpayers built the facility, and should be ale
to reap its benefits at a nominal cost. The same speaker complained about a
subsequent ordinance up for first reading Monday evening, one that allowed the
city to come up with a list of preferred caterers to provide to those renting the
community center. According to the ordinance, those who opt not to go with a
preferred caterer will incur a 35 percent premium charge.

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Friday nights in October from 7:00pm-9:00pm
St. Pete Beach's Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive
(adjacent to the community center)
Refreshments will be available for purchase

October 2nd TFOXX (Jazz)
October 9th De Le'ied Parrots (Caribbean)
October 16th Downtown Possum (Rock)
October 23rd Charlie Morris Band (Blues)
Call the Recreation Department at 363-9245 for more information

Have Fido's
Picture Taken
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

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 29th 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.

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Daily Congregate Dining offered
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Contact Jay at 344-2111
to apply for the program
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Prepaid Guest meals available
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Volunteer Opportunities
Senior Center:
Contact Cynthia at 893-1231
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sociable. His previous owner brought him to the shel-
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animals. You can meet Bisquit at the SPCA Tampa Bay
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Community Preschool located at
1665 25 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg
is having their annual yard sale on
Friday, November 6 from 8 a.m. to
6 p.m. and Saturday, November 7
from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will
go to Community Preschool, one of
St. Petersburg's oldest nonprofit
preschools. Donations are tax
deductible and tax receipts are given
upon request.
Donations are needed that are
in good condition. Furniture,
collectibles, books, household goods
and other items will be accepted.
Call 895-2512 for further details.
Items can be delivered to the school
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m.

Gala Pasta Every
Monday Night
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S. offers Gala Pasta every Monday
night. Served from 4-8 p.m. and
includes all the pasta you can eat,
two meatballs, salad and coffee for
$6. Other beverages are optional.
Look for their flotilla of flags.
They can cater your events. Call
323-2691 or visit sonsofitaly2427.
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Beach Pavilion
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Cookie returns with karaoke &
Friday, 1-4 p.m.
Joanne & Chris, The Silver Spin-
ners starting Oct. 2nd
Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Italian American accordion by
Woody for fun & dancing
Donations accepted
Weather permitting

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Senior Center 550 27th Ave. So. 893-x23x

Items needed for December
Upscale Sale & Silent Auction
Items needed for Troop Support
(toothpaste, peanuts, etc.)

Mon. Sept. 28, 12:45p.m.
- Movie in Theater
(It Could Happen to You)
Wed. Sept. 30, 1p.m.-
Outreach for Veterans
Tues. Oct. 1 & 8 12:30p.m.-
AARP Driving Classes.
Call 867-7888 to reg.
Wed. Oct. 7, 10-noon-Flu Shots
Mon. Oct. 12, 9-noon-Flea Market
Mon. Oct. 12, 10a.m.-Wii
Birthday Bowling
Mon. Oct. 12, lla.m.-"The Gail
Biron Show"
Mon. Oct. 12, Noon-Birthday Luncheon
($5 Meal ticket in advance)
Tues. Oct. 13,11:15a.m.
Medicare Made Easy Presentation
Tues. Oct. 16, 9:30a.m.
Community Law Program
(call on eligibility)
Tues. Oct. 20, 9:30a.m.
Phones for Hearing Impaired
Wed. Oct. 21, 2-5p.m. Flu Shots
Thurs. Oct. 22, lla.m.
Stroke Presentation (Nurse Core)

Mon. Oct. 26, 3p.m.
Cruise Day Trip Party (refreshments)
Thurs. Oct 29, 7p.m.
Italian Performance
(Theater), Tickets $7

Hearing Support (1st & 3rd Mon.)
Vision Support (2nd & 4th Mon.)
Caregiver Support, Wed. 2p.m.

One-on-one computer training
sessions are available at no
cost. Call for reservations.

GEMS Door-to-Door Transportation

Every Monday
1p.m. Dominoes, Mah Jongg
10a.m. Cards
10a.m. Diabetic Class
or Support Group
4p.m. Beginning Spanish,
resumes Oct. 19
5p.m. Spanish Conversation,
resumes, Oct. 19
5p.m. English for Speakers of
Other Languages
begins Oct. 19

or 893-2237
Every Tuesday
10a.m. Quilting Club,
resumes Oct. 20
10:30a.m. Blood Pressure Screenings
10:45a.m. Chair Exercise with Phil
2p.m. Bridge
6:30p.m. Euchre
Every Wednesday
9a.m. Harmonica Club
10:30a.m. Investment Discussion
1:30p.m. Yoga, resumes Oct. 21
3:45p.m. Chair Yoga, starts Sept. 30
6:30p.m. Pinochle, Canasta,
Beginning Bridge
7:30p.m. AA Group
Every Thursday
9a.m. Art (resumes Oct. 15)
9:30a.m. Line Dancing
(resumes Oct. 1)
1p.m. Wii Bowling
2p.m. Bridge Club
6p.m. Italian Beginners Class
7p.m. Italian Intermediate & Advance
Every Friday
9a.m. Knitters Group
10a.m. Writers Workshop
1p.m. Bingo
2p.m. Chat Room; Share Life Stories,
Starts Oct. 2

Stop by and register at the
Gulfport Senior Center
It's Free and FUN!

* Gulfport Library

5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074
or fax 893-1072

One-on-One Computer Instruction:
By appointment only--contact Alex
Hooks at the Reference Desk, or call
Every Week
Every Wednesday, 10:00 am.
* Gulfport Creative Short Story

Special / Monthly Programs
Thursday, October 8 at 10 a.m.:
* Socrates Caf6: Philosophical
discussion group
Thursday, October 8, 6 p.m.
* Suncoast Computer Users Group

Saturday, October 10, 1 p.m.
* Scrapbookers Club for Teens &
Adults: Make beautiful pages
of memories.
Thursday, October 15, 1:30 p.m.
* Coffee/Talk: Discussion of Galileo's
Daughter, by Dava Sobel.
Thursday, October 15, 10 a.m.
* Coffee/Talk Movie: "Galileo's Battle
for the Heavens," (WGBH/
NOVA, 2006, 2 hrs.) based on
the book Galileo's Daughter.
Saturday, October 17, 1:30 p.m.
* The G & O Book Club: Philosophical
discussion group based on

works of G. I. Gurdjieff and
philosopher P. D. Ouspensky.
Saturday, October 24, 1 p.m.
* Genealogy Discussion Group

Open Monday-Friday: 10 am 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am -4 pm
All meetings and programs are FREE
For more information, call: 893-1074 or
check our website: www.tblc.org/gpl

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Slices city Sponsored Activities

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Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068

mygulfport.us and follow the links:
City Departments, Leisure ser-
vices, Rec. Center.

Tomlinson Skate Park Sticker
Purchase New Sticker
due Oct. 09
Annual cost $5 res./$10 non-res.
Registration: Age 17 and under
must be accompanied by a parent,
have proof of residency and fill a
consent form. Availability to regis-
ter: Monday through Fi,-1. Ly from 9
a.m.-8 p.m.

Open Gameroom Tues. &
Thurs., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Adult Basketball Mon., Wed. &
Fri, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thurs., 6-9

School Year Child Care Pro-
gram Grades K-5, (up to age 14
on in-service days).
Teen Night Teens, age's middle
school to 17. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9
Tot Time Program Ages 3-5
year old, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
AAYA Cheerleading Tues., 6
p.m. Call AAYA 813-885-2292.

CLASSES Call instructor for
more information
* AAYA Dance Thurs., 6 p.m.
Call AAYA 813-885-2292.
* Body Sculpt Thurs., 6:30 p.m.
Call Billie at 239-313-0876.
* Dog Obedience Wed., 6:30 p.m.
Call Lisa at 772-3631.
* Fencing Wed., 4:30 & 5:30 p.m.
Call Jim Campoli at 813-855-3112.
* Gymnastics Fri., 5:30 p.m.
Call Barbara at 804-9400.
* Karate Mon. & Fri., 6:30 p.m.
Call Diane at 459-1399.
* Nia Wed., 9:00 am.
Call Kaluwa at 729-9410.

* Noisemakers Mon., 6 p.m. Call
Gabe at 345-7472.
* Sumyie Wed., 6:30 p.m. Call
Mike at 320-5035.
* Tai Chi Tues. & Thurs., 9 a.m.
Call Oletta at 344-5181 or Marge
at 345-6708.
* Tennis Tues., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m.
and 6 p.m. Call Jack at 430-0690.
* Watercolor Thurs., 6:30 p.m.
Call Patsi at 501-3559.
* Yoga Thurs.., 6:30 p.m. Call
Maureen at 381-2166.

5501 27th Ave. So.
(enter on 26th Ave.)

presents his One Man Show

Sept. 26 & 27, 3 p.m.
Tickets $13 Advance, Seniors,
$15 at the Door
Call 727-656-8053

Oct. 8-18,
Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.,
Sun. 1:30 p.m.,

by Island Community Theater
Tickets $15 or 2 for $20 on Thurs.

Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-1070
Mon. & Wed., 1:30 Vitalife Ex-
ercise class
Sun. 6:30pm, Overeaters Anon-


5500 Shore Blvd. So.
Fri. Oct. 2, 8pm-12:30am -Swing
Band & Dance "Charlie Vegas &
The New Blues Combo" $11
Sat. Oct 3, 7:30pm-12am-70's
Dance Jam
DJ Treeski $20 727-748-5496
Mon. Oct 26, 7-10:15pm- USA
Ballroom Dance $5 Members, $7
Fri. Oct 30, 7:30-11:30pm-Gulfport
Costume Dance, $10 in cos-
tume, $12 St.Clothes
Benefit for Sr. Ctr. by Gulfport
Merchants A.
Every Sunday
6-10pm Ballroom Dance
&Band $7
Every Tuesday
12 3pm- Ballroom Lessons $7
12-1 Inter, 1-2 Beg., 2-3 Dancing
7 11 pm- Argentine Tango $7
7-8 Lesson, 8-8:30 Practice,
8:30-11 Milonga
Every Wednesday
6 11pm- Swing Dance $7
6-8 Lessons, 8-11 pm Swing Dance
Every Thursday
7-8:30 Lessons,8:30-10 Dance $7

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Local Obituaries
MIGA, HELEN M., 81, of South
Pasadena, passed away Friday Sept.
18, 2009. Helen moved to the area in
1976, with her husband Henry from
Long Island, NY. Henry preceded her
in 1994, they were married 46 years.
She is survived by 2 sons, John of
Maumee, OH and Steven of Franklin
Square, NY; grandchildren Daniel,
Timothy, and Matthew Miga; step
grandchildren Grace, and Lillian
Mahar. Helen was an active member
of the Shore Plaza Condo Associa-
tion. Beach Memorial Chapel, 727-

61, of Gulfport, passed
away Sept. 16th, 2009
due to illness and medi-
cal complications. He
was born in Columbus,
OH to parents Earl and Mae Poe on
Jan. 30, 1948 but lived in Gulfport,
FL for the last 30 years or so. He was
an environmentalist with scrapping
out material, doing hauling work
from time to time and had been a
roofer for many years prior to illness.
He is and was a wonderful person
and a good man. He leaves behind
those he loved and loved him, Tasha
Wells of Gulfport of almost 20 years,
his beloved dogs, Buster and Casper,
his 3 children, James A. Poe, Jr. and
Michelle Poe both of Columbus, OH,
Matthew Poe of Missouri, brothers
Robert Poe, Randy Boggs and sisters

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Pam, Shirley Poe, four grandkids
and many friends. He will be truly
missed very much. The viewing was
held at David C. Gross Funeral Home
Sept. 21, 2009 between 3-5 p.m. with
a service following at his home in

of Town Shores, Gulfport, Florida
and Bellerose, New York passed
away in New York on August 26th,
2009. She was 93 years old. She was
predeceased by husband F. Donald
Rutherford (1968) and husband Den-
nis Regan (1994). She was prede-
ceased by sons, Donald (1966), Rob-
ert (1988), and Thomas (1990). Her
survivors are daughters, Susan Mare
and Mary Ellen Layne, grandchil-
dren James Mare and Jennifer Mare
Alleyne, Christine Layne Ross, Kim-
berly Layne Miller, Melissa Layne
DelRosso, Meredith Rutherford and
Dana Rutherford Uvanile. She has
18 great grandchildren. She was laid
to rest with her husband F Donald
Rutherford at St. Charles Cemetery,
Farmingdale, New York.

In Memoriam
September 23, 2003
Franz was a 20 year resident of Town
Shores and a talented violin maker.
He is greatly missed by all who knew

Needs Volunteers
Do you want a volunteer
position that is truly fulfilling
and mentally stimulating? Then
consider counseling seniors and the
disabled with the SHINE (Serving
Health Insurance Needs of Elders)
SHINE volunteers are both active
and retired individuals from diverse
career and cultural backgrounds. As
a volunteer, you will receive initial
training, continuing education and
a supportive environment with
dedicated colleagues.
If you have an inquiring mind,
tact and sensitivity as well as a
strong desire to help a vulnerable
population, then SHINE may be the
perfect volunteer opportunity for
Interested in knowing more? Call
727-570-9696, ext. 234.

Old Cell Phones Can
Be Lifeline for Seniors
Donate your old cell phones to
the Senior Safety Phone Project,
which provides seniors in Pinellas
and Pasco counties with free
emergency cell phones. The Area
Agency on Aging of Pasco Pinellas
collects donated cell phones, tests
and charges the phones, and then
distributes them to seniors in the
community. For a full list of the
donation and distribution sites in
Pasco and Pinellas counties, please
call the Senior Helpline at 1-800-
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St. Petersburg Neighborhood
Housing Services (SPNHS) will begin
offering free foreclosure prevention
workshops on a weekly basis
effective September 14 at 1600 Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Street S. in
St. Petersburg from 6-7:30 p.m. HUD
certified counselors will be on site to
provide struggling homeowners an
overview of the foreclosure process
and offer individual counseling
opportunities to develop an actionplan
to avoid foreclosure. All homeowners,
regardless of circumstances, are
encouraged to attend. Call 821-6897
for more information.

Support Our Troops
St. Pete Beach American Legion
Post 305 welcomed Mayor Mike
and his wife Terri Finnerty to their
membership meeting in September.
This was at the invitation of their
member Augie D'Alessio who has
been actively working with the City
of St. Pete Beach's "Support Our
Troops, Inc." of which Terri Finnerty
is Chairperson. Terri described
the packaging of the Care boxes
being sent to our men and women
stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan
and the critical efforts to raise funds
to support this effort.
They will continue to accept
donations to their own "Support Our
Troops" bank account.

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Blessing of the
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King of Peace Metropolitan
Community Church's annual
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be held for the first time in Gulfport
at Clam Bayou Nature Park, 29th
Avenue S. and Miriam Street S. from
4-6 p.m. on Sunday, October 4.
In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi,
patron saint of peace and animals,
Senior Pastor Candace R. Shultis and
Associate Pastor Lorraine Brock will
bless all creatures large and small.
In addition to a blessing, animals
will receive a treat and their owners,
a St. Francis holy card and medal.
This free annual event is popular
with pet owners, so come early and
enjoy the fellowship and the fun.
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of the Universal Fellowship of
Metropolitan Community Churches
primarily serving the GLBT
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sharing God's love for all.

Fall Concert Series
The Fall Concert Series will
take place the second Friday of
October, November and December
on the waterfront 'point' behind the
recreation center at 7:30 p.m. Beer/
wine and hot dogs will be for sale.
Sponsored by the Gulfport Merchants
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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
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at the Gulfport Historical Museum
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Bayfront Gift Shop
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Beware Garage Sales

Forget about medical reform,
cap and trade, marches on
Washington, ACORN, G-20,
Iran, Korea, or whatever bothers
you, the big issue affecting nearly ev-
ery household, particularly around
here, is ... garage sales.
Well, not garage sales directly, but
items placed out on the tables ( or
lawns). Specifically, the problem is,
or the problems are, children's toys
(as distinguished from adult toys)
that contain lead. That might mean
old, lead containing toys, or toys
with lead paint. Or, it might mean
not so old, but recalled toys, that
were painted with lead paint. Then
there are toys that might have loose
items that children could swallow.
If you're not worried about this,
consider that the fines could be as
much as $100,000 per infraction
with some fines (on companies, or
big re-sale organizations) as much
as $1,000,000. These come from the
Consumer Product Safety Commis-

sion which IS concerned about regu-
lar garage sales and ARE prepared
to monitor them, according to news
reports. No one has specified what
kinds of fines might be applied, but
it would have to be proscribed by a
law that would have to apply equal-
ly to all.
While the reports mentioned chil-
dren's toys and lead paint, the range
of products includes clothes and
electronic devices, cribs, masks and
much, much more. Hazard concerns
include choking, strangulation, lac-
erations, burning, falling, tripping,
toppling, breaking. Reportedly there
is a 24 page booklet that addresses
re-sale products and concerns. Un-
fortunately, I couldn't find reference
to it at the internet site cpsc.gov/. I
spent about a half-hour searching.
However, it's probably there.
The site is interesting. There are
4,500 products described that are or
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all of these, I couldn't determine.
However, I don't doubt that we all
have some products that are now
considered unsafe from clothes to
bicycles to children's safety gates, to
basketball hoops, and whatever. Old
is what we usually put out and old-
recall may not have gotten to us.
Not that any of this is wrong. It's
good to have someone looking out
for the consumer. I'm just not sure
the enforcement should extend to
garage sales. Consignment shops,
maybe. What about the large flea
markets? Will there be product po-
lice there? The fines are huge and
the government seems serious. Will
we be swatting flies with baseball
In the meantime, I'm wondering
what they're going to do about those
curly light bulbs full of mercury.
Is it dangerous to sell lamps with
those light bulbs in them. And, are
the bulbs dangerous themselves?
Can the government recall what it
has mandated? Maybe you can find
mention of it on the consumer site.

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Free Phones for
The Deaf and Hearing Connection
recently announced the addition of
several new telephones, ttys and
captioned telephones available
through its no charge equipment
distribution program. Deaf and
Hearing Connection offers amplified
telephones and related equipment
at no cost to permanent Florida
residents who are deaf, hard of
hearing, deaf/blind or speech-
This telecommunications access
program is funded by a surcharge
currently on all Florida telephone
consumers' bills. Equipment is
available by appointment Monday
through Friday at the Deaf and
Hearing Connection's main office
located at 7821 Seminole Boulevard
in Seminole or at satellite
locations throughout Pinellas
and Hillsborough counties. For a
complete list ofdistribution locations
or to schedule an appointment, call
727-399-9983 (Voice) or 727-399-
9422 (TTY).
The Deaf and Hearing Connection,
Tampa Bay's only non-profit hearing
center, also offers free hearing
screenings by appointment, low cost
hearing aids, cleaning and repairs.
The Deaf and Hearing Connection
specializes in communication access
for deaf, hard of hearing or late
deafened people.

Telephone Reassurance
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.

Spanning the Generations for a Good Cause

Boca Ciega Center of Gulfport shares a tender moment with the kids from
Gulfport Recreation Center. They delivered their hand-made Grandparent
cards which the residents really enjoyed. The shared popsicles and a sing-
along. The residents could not have smiled any harder. They have invited the
kids back on a regular basis for special events.
Thank you Gulfport Recreation for bringing such happiness to the residents at
Boca Ciega Center. Hope to see you soon! Also, thank you to Tracee Hartman,
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Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!

ultIVot's Centenaial

100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!
O4ne u In just 55 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.

In 1947, Howard Snyder, shown in last
week's photo, built his Gremlin Golf
Course on the waterfront across from the
Casino, at 5513 Shore Boulevard. How-
ard's main business was sign painting,
which lasted much longer than the minia-
ture golf course.

Once upon a time, if you were traveling to Gulfport, this is
where you got off. What and where was it? Answer next week.

Think you know the answer?
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phone number to News@theGabber.com

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Attention Artists!
Several artists are needed to
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Gulfport Galleria.
They are attempting to get together
a group of eclectic artisans to share
in a semi- co-op gallery in downtown
Gulfport. They will man the shop,
and you just bring your art to sell.
For as little as 200/month you can
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community. More and more folks are
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so twice a month the customer base
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Gulfport Taxes,
from front page
That savings came from a number of
vacant positions in the city and cost-
cutting measures in city departments,
O'Reilly explained.
City council asked O'Reilly to
prepare a balanced budget without
cutting services, which O'Reilly
presented to council in July. At last
week's meeting, several citizens said
they didn't feel relying on a surplus
would help the city's budget in
coming years. Council voted 3-2 to
raise the millage rate to 3.85, with

Michele King and Judy
voting against the higher
tax rate.
At Thursday night's
meeting, Mayor Mike
Yakes asked the audience
for a show of hands as
to who supported the
higher tax rate and who
did not. According to the
show of hands, people
in attendance favored
maintaining the current
tax rate of 3.4742.
While many residents
spoke out against the
tax hike, Margarete
Tober and Bob Newcomb,
regular attendees at
city meetings, both
encouraged the city to
keep the higher tax rate.
Tober expressed concern
over losing two police
officers with the existing
about crime and the fact
that we're eliminating
two police officers (in the
original budget) concerns
me greatly," Margarete
Tober said.
Gulfport Administrative
Services Director Dan
Carpenter said that the
budget will cut the police
department's Youth
Resource Officer position
as well as a police
lieutenant position. Both
positions remain vacant,
Carpenter explained
and stressed that "the
number of officers on the
street will not suffer."
The city has one of its


two lieutenant positions vacant
because the two lieutenants, Howard
Coombs and Rob Vincent, have
alternately filled in as the Interim
Police Chief. If one of these two men
becomes the Police Chief the second
lieutenant position will go away. The
budget does not have provisions for
funding a second lieutenant position
if the city chooses a police chief who
is not one of these two men.
"We'd probably have to go to council
and ask for the first adjustment
to the budget," Carpenter said,
adding, "however, there is a better
than average chance we could make
it through the next 12 months

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2008 Property Taxes Around Pinellas County
How does Gulfport stack up? Of the 24 cities in Pinellas
County Gulfport had the 10th highest millage rate in 2008. St.
Petersburg had the highest millage rate at 5.9125 mils and
Belleair Shore had the lowest at 0.5256 mils.
Source: Pinellas County Tax Collector.

City 2008 Millage Rate
Belleair Beach 1.98
Belleair Bluffs 3.9997
Belleair 4.5605
Belleair Shore 0.5256
Clearwater 4.7254
Dunedin 3.5597

Gulfport 3.4742
Indian Rocks Beach 2.0
Indian Shores 1.6
Kenneth City 3.9902
Largo 3.8448
Madeira Beach 1.7954
North Redington Beach 0.7511
Oldsmar 4.05
Pinellas Park 4.5478
Redington Beach 1.941
Redington Shores 1.8016
Safety Harbor 2.783
St. Pete Beach 2.4425
St. Petersburg 5.9125
Seminole 2.4793
South Pasadena 1.4886
Tarpon Springs 4.5738

a budget adjustment. I have
ce that we have the correct
of money budgeted for the
residents suggested that
ices the city provides didn't
an increase.
the board of Skimmer Point,
nk I can speak for pretty
erybody, which is about 380
es. We're all against this.
't fix our roads, you don't
urbs, you don't address our
pick up our trash. It's an
table tax increase," Frank
[d council.
spoke in favor of maintaining
the city's 3.4742 tax rate.
"The city manager
presented to council a
balanced budget at 3.47
mils. I think that's pretty
impressive. If you've got
a balanced budget at 3.47
I cannot see an increase
coming in," Art Padula
told council.
While some praised
O'Reilly for creating a
balanced budget, others
suggested that the city
had not presented council
with a balanced budget
because the proposed
budget took monies from
the city's reserve funds.
"I don't think it's right
when you have a budget
that is purported to be
balanced to take a million
dollars, maybe a million
one, out of that reserve,
Bob Newcomb said.
O'Reilly explained that
the money saved in the
current fiscal year had to
get moved to the reserves
before the city could access
it, so the city did not take
any existing money from
the reserves.
According to Carpenter,
before this fiscal year
the city had almost $4.5
million in its reserve
fund. After moving the
$1 million-plus from the
reserve to the general
fund, the city will have
almost $4.5 million in its
reserve fund.
When it came time
for the council to vote,

Gabber September 24 September 30, 2009

council members Michele King and
Judy Ryerson explained again why
they opposed the increase.
"If we're raising them just to put
an extra $300,000 (the amount the
increased mileage rate would provide)
to put in that reserve, it's foolish
because it hurts too many people.
Let's give the economy a chance to
catch up a little bit," Ryerson said.
King agreed, saying "We don't need
to raise taxes; we've already raised
Bob Worthington, who voted for the
increase last week, also remained
steadfast in position. Worthington
reminded council and the audience
that Gulfport had a tax cut for the
past two years but said he feared that
maintaining the village rate would
harm the quality of city services.
"We have been trying to do what
we can do. This year the county took
away almost $300,000 from our EMS
system. Now, You want to keep seeing
that red truck rolling? The money's got
to come from somewhere to replace it.
We've got to keep those fire and EMS
people out on the street we've got to
keep our city police department up to
staff, and our police officers trained
and properly ready. If you don't want
the increase, who am I to argue with
it? But just remember when you call
and you need help and it takes a little
extra time, think about the $100 you
saved last year," Worthington said.
Sam Henderson and Mayor Mike
Yakes, who voted for the increase
last week, voted against it Thursday

Excerpts heard at the September 17, 2009

Gulfport City Council Special Tax Meeting

Public Comment

& Council Quotes

"This year 347properties in Gulfport did not pay their property
tax and tax certificates were sold on their properties. 140 of those
properties were homesteaded properties; 104 of those properties
had prior tax certificates issued to them and they could lose their
properties within next year if they do not pay their taxes plus
interest in full. The total value if the taxes on those 347proper-
ties that did not pay was $951,927.85. Raising the taxes the small
amount you have proposed may not seem like a big deal to you but
for those 347properties who already cannot pay their taxes, it is a
big deal. If you leave the millage rate where it was you may have
to lose the trolley. If you raise it you may cause residents to lose
their homes."-David Stoats

"My taxes is already $2000 a year. Ruins my Christmas."-Helen

"I'm paying $87 a year to the city of Gulfport. I'm ashamed of
that."-Jennifer Salmon
"I want to say I'm not part of Gulfport Watch or Water Watch...
and I have no ulterior motives as was printed in The Gabber to-
day."-Margarete Tober

"I commend you for your prior vote. I think it was a courageous
vote."-Bob Newcomb

"When the employees of the town did exactly what you ladies and
gentlemen asked them to do, they deserve more than 'Good job,
we're raising it to 3.85'."-Henry Goldsmith

"I also believe that he has a handle on 2011 and I take offense at
the fact that there are a lot of people in this audience that thinks
that our staff acts willy-nilly and doesn't look at the future."
-Councilwoman Michele King

"Number one, I certainly have all the faith in Jim O'Reilly and I
resent that you would say that. Number two, I would encourage all
the members in this audience to come back for a meeting once in a
while."-Margarete Tober

"I think we should protect that surplus; I think it's a form of self-
insurance."-Bob Newcomb

"What came to me on first reading was somewhat unusual... Resi-
dents that care, that come to all meetings and participate in the
everyday business of our city in good faith and good honesty of
their belief. We can never laugh, look at, or not appreciate the per-
son who's going to come up and offer their opinion. It just upsets
me tremendously to find criticism in a person that has the courage
to speak of their peace."--Mayor Mike Yakes

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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 9/11
Animal Complaint- 5100 BIk 13th
Ave. S.
Traffic Stop-Failed to Stop- 4900 BIk
18th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1700 BIk
58th St. S.

Animal Complaint- 2000 BIk 56th St.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Arrest on Warrant- 3000 BIk Beach
Blvd S.
Robbery- 4900 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Saturday 9/12
Burglary- 2000 BIk 54th St. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Noise Complaint- 5900 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Prowler- 5400 BIk 18th Ave. S.
Sunday 9/13
DUI Investigation- 5700 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.

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Community Band to
Perform Free Concert
The South Pasadena Community
Band will present the first concert of
the 2009-2010 season on Thursday,
October 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Galatea
Garden. The band is a community
relations initiative of the City of
South Pasadena and is free to the
According to Max Millspaugh, the
band's Musical Director, the concert
title is "Strike Up The Band". "We
will of course perform the title song
and we will include several spirited
marches including the always
popular "Stars and Stripes Forever"
said Millspaugh. The program
will also feature several big band
favorites made famous by music
icons such as Glenn Miller, Benny
Goodman, and Woody Herman.
"This program is full of audience
favorites", he said. "We will also
honor former mayor Dick Holmes
for all of his support during the
concert," concluded Millspaugh.
Kathleen Peters, Mayor of South
Pasadena, commented that "the
band and the setting in Galatea
Garden are treasures for the city. We
always look forward to welcoming
the people who come to enjoy the
evening. We invite everyone to bring
a chair or blanket, get comfortable
in the serene park, and relax as our
band weaves its magic under the
stars in the night air". Mrs. Peters
noted that ample free parking is
available and that in the event of
rain the concert will move indoors
at the city hall, which is adjacent to
the garden.
Galatea Garden is located at
7015 Sunset Drive South in South
Pasadena, which is behind (north)
the new Publix Grocery at the corner
of Pasadena Avenue and Gulfport

Women's Drum Circle
Join the Women's Drum Circle when
the meet every Friday at Gulfport
Beach from 7-10 p.m. Bring your
drums, percussion instruments or
just yourselves as they continue the
tradition of woman-led drumming
circles. Bring your own chair or
blanket and water to drink.

Beginners and experienced
drummers are welcome to join this
empowering, healing circle.
They meet on the west side of the
beach (toward the Rec. Center), near
the boardwalk. For more information
contact Dena Lebowitz at denaleb@
gmail.com or 727-289-3380.

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The Garden Club of St. Petersburg
will hold a Coffee & Garden Crafts
Workshop on Monday, October 5
from 10-12 noon at the Garden Club
Center, 500 Sunset Drive S. in St.
Petersburg. A materials fee of $3.50
for Garden Club members and $4.50
for guests and the general public
will be charged to cover supplies.
The workshop will be on "Decorating
Cupcakes for all Those Special
All craft workshops are open to
the general public, potential new
members and guests. Please bring
your own scissors, pencil and small
paint brushes. Coffee and tea will
be furnished. For more information,
call Betty Martin at 343-2255..

They will hold its Horticulture for
Weekend Gardeners (aka the "Night
Bloomers" Circle) on Tuesday,
October 6 at 7 p.m. at the Garden
Center. The program will be on
"Orchids" by Glenn Gross of Gross
Orchids in Lakeland. Orchids will
be available for purchase. For more
information, contact Derri Davisson
at derridavisson@hotmail.com or
call 727-423-7644.
Meetings are open to the public but
there will be a nominal charge for
nonmembers of the Garden Club to
help cover speaker expense.

Beta Sigma Phi
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a social event to introduce Beta
Sigma Phi to prospective members.
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at 2 p.m. at the Oleander Lake Club
House, Five Towns. We 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 12 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.
The next regular meeting of
Sunshine City Council will be
Monday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m.
in the ROTC Room at Dixie Hollins
High School.
Laureate Epsilon Theta's members
and guests will meet on Saturday,
September 26 at 11:30 a.m. at
PoFolks Restaurant, 2001 34 Street
N. for their monthly social. Hostesses
for this social will be Elaine Penner
and Paula Roberts.
The next Ways and Means meeting
will be on Wednesday, September 30
at 7 p.m. at the home of Val Rankin.
They will be painting Christmas
mice ornaments.
For more information, please
contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

Concert in the Park
Series on SPB
ST. PETE BEACH: The St. Pete
Beach Community Center is proud
to announce its 2009 "Concert in
the Park" Series taking place on the
first four Friday nights of October
from 7-9 p.m. Each concert features
a different genre of music and is free
and open to the public. All concerts
take place in Horan Park at the
Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega
Drive. The schedule is as follows:
October 2: TFOXX (jazz); October
9: De Lei'ed Parrots (carribean);
October 16: Downtown Possum
(rock) and October 23: Charlie
Morris Band (jazz).
Thank you to our sponsors Sea
Hag's Bar and Grill, The Gabber
and the Beach Beacon.

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SBy Cathy alustri

M y Grandma Rae died last
She spent years living in a
reality in which the rest of us were
not welcome, something that tore at
my father and his brothers.
Rae had Alzheimer's. A couple of
Thanksgivings back she was con-
vinced my grandfather died when
the Mayflower sank. My father tried
in vain to convince her that the
Mayflower didn't sink. That didn't
work. He tried to explain that, for
my grandfather to have been on the
Mayflower, we would all have to have
lived 400 years or so earlier. No go.
Finally, he told her: "Ma, look. There
were no Italians on the Mayflower.
There was one Puerto Rican busboy,
but that was it."
Success. My dad did what he had to
so that he could deal with his moth-
er's illness. Her disease didn't just
touch her; her brain's decay touched
us all, left all of us feeling a little less
whole and each of us dealt in our own
way. Some of us couched ourselves in
denial, others seemed to forget her
after a fashion.
But I was lucky. I had things to re-
Rae and my Grandpa John moved
from New York to my parent's home
in Florida when I was 17, a week be-
fore I graduated from high school.
Rae raised four boys and I was the
first granddaughter, and despite my
mother's ever-vigilant eye, Grandma
Rae felt the need to watch over me,
too. I went from having one military-
strict mother to two. I couldn't do
In between us bickering, she taught
me things, like how to make maca-
roni from scratch. As I got a little
older, I got to see a side of her my
other cousins never would. She
talked about her family the way she
never would to a young child. She
talked about her childhood, told me
about her courtship with my grand-
father. One afternoon, to my father's
distress and my horrified delight, she
talked about the more intimate de-
tails of her marriage.

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I remember my grandfather tell-
ing me of hearing notes from my
grandmother's viola drift down from
a second-story window. He loved her
so much then, and again when he,
about to die from lung cancer, told
me that story. They fought; horrible,
yelling, mean fights, but that passion
carried through to every part of their
marriage. This was no lukewarm
love; she loved him with everything
she had.
When doctors diagnosed my grand-
father with lung cancer and he de-
clined treatment, I was the grand-
child who watched her grieve at
close range for a man not yet dead.
I was the one who offered not nearly
enough comfort as her life shattered
around her. I saw her lose her will
to live, not little by little but all at
once when he died. I always felt like
her Alzheimer's came about because
without my grandfather she didn't
want to remember anything.
Little things started to go, like beans
left on the stove or an ingredient left
out of a recipe. Then larger things,
like the morning she fell out of bed
and didn't call out for help because it
didn't occur to her.
I remember the day the doctors fi-
nally convinced my parents they
couldn't care for my grandmother
anymore. She sat on the ottoman in
our living room, her big purse over
one arm and wearing brown slacks
and an orange and brown print poly-
ester blouse. She didn't understand
exactly where she was going but she
knew she did not want to go.
Seeing her at the nursing home was
awful. The public relations spin on
these places has stopped us from call-
ing them nursing homes, but their
new labels don't mask the continual
decay within their walls.
Rae was lucky, because most of the
time she didn't know she was in a
nursing home. Except for a few hor-
rible moments of clarity, she didn't

know she was hanging in a limbo
between the world of the living and
Rae was lucky. One nurse, Louise,
cared for her like Rae was her own
mother. When I would bring Calypso
to visit and my grandmother, who
had no clue who I was, refused to see
us, Louise would scold her and told
her in a thick Jamaican accent that
she needed to see her granddaughter.
Louise stopped to see Rae when she
worked other wings of the nursing
home. Louise took a day off of work
to come to the memorial service.
When we went through my grand-
mother's things at the house we found
letters from her grandchildren and
pictures we had drawn her. Among
those letters were packets of love let-
ters from my grandfather, passionate
expressions of love that made me un-
derstand how completely they loved
each other and how she couldn't, af-
ter so many years, bear to remember
a world without him in it.
It broke my father's heart to watch
his mother fall apart. Mine, too, but
more than that I hated seeing what
watching his mother dissolve into a
shell of a person did to my father.
When my grandma went to the hos-
pital Friday I almost felt a sense of
relief. If her body was going to try to
catch up with her brain it would end
a decade of her not remembering her
children, crying every time she real-
ized her husband had died, and, in
thankfully rare moments, sobbing
because she all of a sudden realized
what was happening to her.
I was lucky. I don't feel it right now,
but I know I am. I have a piece of my
grandmother no one else does. Long
before she died I felt her with me
every time I made her tomato gravy
or saw an older couple arguing with
each other. When I read a love story
I think of those letters she kept, sent
long after she and my grandfather
She has been gone for years, really.
She's been with me all that time, too.
I watched her die but I also got to
see her live. I knew her as my grand-
mother but also as a woman.
I was lucky.

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Fences Strong Opening For

American Stage's Season
By Cathy Salustri

Jayne Trinette and Evander Duck, Jr. star in August Wilson's
Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning drama, Fences.

August Wilson's collection of 10 plays, called the Century
Cycle or the Pittsburg Cycle, chronicle the lives of black peo-
ple in 20th-century America. American Stage made a brave
commitment to produce all 10 of these plays over 10 years.
Fences, the third of these plays produced at American Stage,
opened this past weekend. This production affirms the com-
pany's ability to do justice to Wilson's works.
Fences tells the story of the Maxson family, a poorer family
living in Pittsburgh's Hill District in the late 1950s. The cast
in this production does a superb job drawing the audience
into the family's lives, triumphs, and tragedies.
The play deals with issues specific to being black in mid-
century America. Instead of creating a play about black
people and black issues, though, director Timothy Douglas
crafts a story about a family who happens to be black and
the issues they face as a family, and in doing so he makes the
story relevant to everyone rather than those touched by the
specific issues the play addresses.

Troy Maxson (Evander Duck, Jr.) and Jim Bono (Kim Sulli-
van) open the show with a rambunctious after-work bull ses-
sion in Maxson's yard. While Duck gives a consistent, strong
performance, in this scene he lacks the energy and emotion he
brings to the rest of the show. As the performance continues
Duck warms to Maxson, showing the audience the different
facets of the man who loves his wife, spent time in jail, and
always endeavors to be a better father than his own. Duck's
silent performance in the final scene more than makes up for
any shortcomings in the show's first moments.
Sullivan, a repeat performer with American Stage's pro-
ductions in the Century Cycle, is utterly believable as Bono,
Troy's best friend. He delivers a charming performance that
is a delight to watch. Ron Bobb-Semple plays Gabriel, Troy's
brother rendered mentally deficient after a war injury. Bobb-
Semple's sincere portrayal of the gentle man who loves his
brother and his brother's family is both divine and heart-
Jayne Trinette, who plays Troy's wife Rose, handles the
complexities of her character's marriage and family issues
with carefully decisiveness. As her marriage and family
changes and rearranges itself, so does her character, draw-
ing from a well within to hold her life together.
The younger cast, consisting of Travis LeRoux (Cory), Regi-
nald Robinson, Jr. (Lyons) and Trinity Edwards (Raynell)
all do an exceptional job. The young Ms. Edwards, appear-
ing only in the final scene, won over the Saturday night au-
dience with her youthful exuberance and charm. Although
the audience may not like Robinson's character at the start
of the show, Robinson does an amazing job of making the
house empathize with the struggling musician by the show's
LeRoux's character Cory struggles with his father through-
out the play, and at times LeRoux struggles to match Duck's
energy and emotion, which overshadowed the younger ac-
tor. In scenes with other actors LeRoux turns in a dynamic
performance His gripping final scene with Ms. Edwards
reveals the maturity and depth of his talent.
Jeffrey Dean's set, with equal attention paid to the large
and small elements, provide a spectacular backdrop. Todd
Olson's sound design doesn't intrude on the performance but
subtly adds to it, something few sound designers in this area
manage to achieve.
Other than the somewhat stilted first scene the entire cast
does an exquisite job with the show. American Stage's Fenc-
es would make August Wilson proud.
Fences runs through October 11. For ticket information and
show times, call American Stage at 823-PLAY (7529) or visit
Cathy Salustri works periodically as a stage manager for
professional theatre companies in the Tampa Bay area, al-
though she never reviews the productions with which she's
involved. You can contact her at CathySalustri TheGabber.

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Art- Oberfest
"Art-Oberfest: A Fall Arts Festival"
will be held on Sunday, October
11 from 12-5 p.m. at St. Anthony's
Park, 1200 Ninth Avenue N. in St.
Petersburg. Event will feature work by
numerous local artists and will benefit
the Historic Uptown Neighborhood
Association's Crime Watch and other
community based efforts. Guests are
invited to come enjoy the creativity
and vote for their favorite exhibiting
artist or crafts person. Work on
display will include watercolors,
acrylic paintings, block and screen
prints, fiber arts, hand poured candles,
printed clothing, original jewelry,
unique plush creations, hand sewn
tote bags, aprons, and much much
more! Admission is free.

Fashion Show to
Benefit St. Anthony's
St. Anthony's Hospital Auxiliary is
presenting its 57th Annual Luncheon
and Fashion Show on Wednesday,
October 21 at the St. Petersburg
Yacht Club. Social hour is 11 a.m.
with lunch served at noon. The
women's fashions will be presented
by Chico's and White House/Black
Market, and the men's clothes will be
from Sacino's. An individual ticket for
this event is $50 and includes valet
parking. The cost for a Patron ticket
is $100 (includes program listing).
Proceeds from this luncheon and
fashion show will benefit St. Anthony's
Hospital. Chairman for the event is
Pat Howells. For reservations, please
call 384-6133.

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
Carter at 727-521-4049 or email
her at din. ./'.' I.imil.ili.,y.rr.com.
Pick-up is available anytime before
October 15.

YMCA Opens New Corporate
Office in Downtown St. Pete

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Noted members of the community, St. Pete Chamber of Commerce and
the YMCA Board of Directors and staff met last Tuesday to dedicate the new
YMCA corporate offices in downtown St.Pete. The ribbon cutting ceremony
honors to open the offices were shared by current YMCA Chairman Stephenson
Anderson and David W. Jesek, YMCA President and CEO.
The YMCA took a moment to recognize two unique visitors, Mrs. Kennedy
Brandimore and her son Darrell Brandimore. Mrs. Brandimore is the wife of
the late Mr. Stan Brandimore, an honored YMCA Board Member and Chairman
of the Board who stepped in to run the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg in the
absence of a President. The large conference room located in the Corporate
Office was re-dedicated to Mr. Brandimore at the ceremony.
The new offices will house the executive staff, accounting, human resources,
marketing & communications, child care, financial development, partnership
development, FAB Families, and staff development training.

Legion 305 Honors POW/MIA's
On Saturday, September 19 the St. Pete
Beach American Legion Auxiliary Unit 305
paid tribute to our POW/MIA's from all con-
flicts. The solemn ceremony began at 6 p.m.
Auxiliary President, Dee Bell explained the
importance of honoring those who gave all
for the freedoms we enjoy. Members of the
American Legion, American Legion Aux-
iliary and Sons of the American Legion
participated by placing memorial flowers
in honor of each branch of service. Poppies
were distributed to all those in attendance
as a physical reminder of the sacrifices that
were made. A POW/MIA commemorative
table and chair to honor our lost and miss-
ing heroes is now a place of honor in our Le-
gion Hall. Dinner and piano music followed
the touching ceremony. Thank you to all
who participated.

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New Clam Bayou Study Shows Elevated Toxins

By Cathy Salustri

Clam Bayou has elevated
levels of some pesticides as
well as some petrochemicals
and heavy metals, a recent
study says. However,
scientists at the Hillsborough
Environmental Protection
Commission say that the
impact on sealife isn't as bad
as it seems.
"We are seeing elevated
levels of contaminants,
but the impact on the
biota doesn't seem to be as
significant as you would
expect," Karlen says.
The study, coordinated by
the Tampa Bay Estuary
Program, showed elevated
levels of DDT and other
chlorinatedpesticides; metals
such as lead, cadmium and
copper; and hydrocarbons
from automobile-related
Clam Bayouhas higher levels
of metalslike lead, copper and
cadmium than it did when
the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
tested for them in 2001.
Prior to the 2008 testing no
agency had tested the Bayou
sediments for the other
contaminants mentioned.
The Bayou has more
petrochemicals associated
with automobile-related
runoff, including compounds
like ('hIy-.-n.- Benzopyrene
and Fluoranthene, than
sediments found in Tampa
or Boca Ciega Bays. David
Karlen, the general manager
of Hillsborough County
Environmental Protection
Commission's Benthic
Monitoring Program, says
that those elevated "have a
lot to do with the sediment
"Mangroves leave organic
residue as their leaves decay,"
Karlen says "That decay
adheres to these compounds,
hence the elevated levels."
As for the elevated levels
of DDT and other pesticides

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dredged for boating access," Hillsborough County Envilaronmentaly
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The two most contaminated sites in Clam Bayou, shown here circled,
are also the deepest ones tested as they "are two sites historically
dredged for boating access," Hillsborough County Environmental
Protection Commission Benthic Monitoring Program's General
Manager David Karlen told The Gabber.

found in Clam Bayou's
sediments, Karlen suspects
they might come from
atmospheric deposits from
countries that have yet to
ban the pesticide's use.
Tampa Bay Estuary
Program Outreach
Coordinator Nanette O'Hara
offers another explanation:
the DDT remains from when
people could legally use it in
the states.
"It's not unusual to find
chemicals like DDT in
waterways allover the United
States. Although DDT has
not been used in the United
States in decades, it is a very
persistent substance and it
stays in sediments a very
long time," O'Hara said.
Despite a rise in heavy
metals and the presence of

in Clam Bayou's sand and
mud, the study also found
that the number of living
organisms went up since the
2001 study.
"That's kind of a mystery,"
Karlen says "The best I can
explain is that a lot of times
the sediment acts as a trap
for the contaminants. The
system acts as kidneys for
the Bay."
The study also says that
fewer organisms exist in
Clam Bayou than reference
sites in Boca Ciega Bay and
Tampa Bay, but Karlen says
that the two reference sites
"have a higher diversity (of
life) than many other areas
in Tampa Bay" and called
the differences "statistically

Depth also relates to
contamination in Clam
Bayou, the study suggests.
"The areas where we see
the worst sediment are areas
(that have been) dredged
out," Karlen says. "Dredged
areas end up your more
contaminated. Creating
deeper channels and deeper
holes, your finer sediments
will settle there."
Southwest Florida Water
Management District (often
called Swiftmud) plans to
dredge as part of their Clam
Bayou restoration.
"Dredging can redistribute
the contaminants to other
areas," Karlen says, adding
that the deposits might settle
quickly. "I think the best
plan of action-and I think
Swiftmud is doing this-is
restoration. If you take out
contaminants now but don't
eliminate the source it's just
going to happen again."
The Tampa Bay Estuary
Program coordinates a bay-
wide monitoring program,
which involves looking at
water, air, and sediment
quality for Manatee,
Hillsborough and Pinellas
counties. Every three years
each county gets to choose a
special study area.
Pinellas County chose Clam
Bayou as a special study
area for additional sampling,
Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Outreach Coordinator
Nanette O'Hara said.
"The consortium of experts
in the benthic community
decided that Clam Bayou
would be a good special
study area," Pinellas County
Watershed Management
Division Director Kelli Levy
said. The Hillsborough
County Environmental
Protection Commission
tested the Clam Bayou's
sediments as part of its
relationship with the Tampa
Bay Estuary Program.

You can contact Cathy Salustri at

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Orchid Society Fall
Show and Sale
Florida West Coast Orchid Society
will hold their Fall Show and Sale
"Fall Orchid Frenzy" on Friday,
Saturday, Sunday, October 2, 3, and
4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Orchid classes and potting booth
Saturday and Sunday. Vendors, free
parking, displays, and refreshments
for sale.
Entries for AOS judging are accepted
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. Vendors
will be able to register beginning at 8
a.m. on Friday. Show is located at the
Honeywell Minnreg Building, 6340
126 Avenue in Largo. Admission
$5. Contact Brett Finke at 727-460-

St. Petersburg
Writers Club
The Club meets on the first and
third Thursday of each month at
6:30 p.m. at the West St. Petersburg
Library, Eighth Avenue and 67th
Street N., adjacent to St. Petersburg
College. Anyone interested in writing,
whether a seasoned professional or a
beginner is welcome to attend.
The purpose of the St. Petersburg
Writers' Club is to encourage every
member to write more effectively
and to be published appropriately.
Most of the reading time is devoted
to members' reading from their
works-in-progress and hearing other
members' critiques.
Membership is open to writers of all
ages and all levels of writing skills,
working in any literary genre. Dues
are $10 per year.
Guests and new members are always
welcome. For more information, call
Marthat Dupes at 736-3355 or Pat
First at 397-8833.

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 on Sundays 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
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GYC Fall Racing Series Kicks Off

Gulfport Yacht Club's Fall Racing Series kicked off this past Saturday with a
good turnout of boats. Winds were light to moderate and the sailors got in 3
races with 3 different winners. Rush Bird captured the overall points lead to
win for the day with Robbie Daniel taking 2nd and Bob Johnson placing 3rd.
GYC's fall series continues on October 17th.
Also on tap soon for GYC is the F16 Global Challenge which is the World
Championship Regatta for the F16 Catamaran Class. Approximately 30 boats
from across the US and the world will be competing in this prestigious event.
The races will be held from November 10th through the 14th on Boca Ciega
Bay off of Gulfport Beach. This event is co-sponsored by the City of Gulfport.
Come on down to see the action. For more information about GYC, please visit
their website at www.gulfportyachtclub.com.

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Boca Cieqa High School

compiled by Leigh Clifton
Boys Junior Varsity Football
Boca Ciega High................... 21
Northeast.............................. 8
Boys Varsity Football
Boca Ciega High................. 14
Lakewood ...................... ..... 34
Boys Varsity Golf vs. Lakewood,
Northeast, Dixie Hollins
David Ustic low round: 54 for nine
Tyler Hall low round: 59 for nine
Boys Varsity Cross Country
-Thurston Invitational
Boca Ciega High -211
5th place finish out of 13 schools
Girls Varsity Cross Country -
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Boca Ciega High-141
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On the back of two fumbles, Bogie varsity football fell to the Lakewood
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outside the fence and a definite home-team advantage, Lakewood capitalized
on several costly Bogie mistakes, including the two fumbles that allowed
the Spartans to score three times, including a running touchdown, in a little
over six minutes. Although Bogie drew first blood on a safety from a blocked
punt that flew out of the end zone, the Spartans were continually in Pirate
quarterback Shaquille Bradford's face all night and effectively shut down the
dynamic speed of running back #1 Latavien Washington, who was double-
teamed the whole game. Washington broke free and was able to catch a pass a
short touchdown pass from Bradford but was closed out the rest of the game.
There were sparks of a comeback, when #81 Joseph Lynn found a corner of
the end zone, diving for the six.

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Hurley Mediation Services: Solving Problems

By Cathy Salustri
After a quarter of a century as
a trial attorney in New Jer-
sey and New York, Rick Hur-
ley decided he'd had enough and he
wanted to return home to the Tampa
Bay area, and put his trial and advo-
cacy skills to a different use, one that
could benefit people who are "knee
deep" in a dispute. Hurley decided
he wanted to become a mediator.
Hurley decided to become a media-
"As a trial attorney, I was always
a proponent of mediation or arbitra-
tion as a means of resolving disputes
rather than through litigation," Hur-
ley explains, "and today the media-
tion process serves as an even better
tool to resolving disputes; whether
they are in the civil court or family
Hurley states. "Mediation is a pro-
cess whereby two or more disputing
parties or entities participate in a
process of discussion to obtain a mu-
tually agreed upon resolution that
serves the parties' interest."
Of course, the mediator is at the
center of the discussion helping the
parties come to a self-determination.
While mediation is being used in the
court system and in the legal process
as a mandatory procedure prior to
trial, Hurley believes it is best suited
when the disputing parties volun-
tarily pursue mediation.
"Once the daggers are drawn and
the lawyers are involved then the
dispute becomes more adversarial;
consequently, the dispute becomes
more costly and stressful," says Hur-
"Our current legal system has be-
come overly burdensome and unrea-
sonably costly." Hurley says, "People
believe that the law will provide
them with their desired result or ad-
equate restitution."
Not so, he says. He uses Shake-
speare as an example.
"In The Merchant of Venice Shylock
sought his "pound of flesh" from An-
tonio over the collection of a debt.
Shakespeare was mocking the Eng-
lish justice system which the Ameri-
can justice system initially used as a
model. Unfortunately, these systems
have not improved. They have only
become more complicated and more
stressful," Hurley says.

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As a mediator, Hurley will sit down
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Anyone can seek mediation; it can
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"You don't need to file a law suit to
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He also works with landlord-tenant

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He also uses his mediation practice
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Mediation costs less than hiring at-
torneys, although often times people
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Friends Repay Years of Giving with a Benefit

By Leigh Clifton
Early last year, Madeira Beach
Elementary P.E. Assistant, St. Pete
Beach After-Care Coach and Madeira
Rec Center Supervisor Steve Jurczik
began to notice he had a lot of colds
and sore throats that didn't quite
seem to go away. Then he developed
a lump on the side of his throat, but
dismissed that as a swollen lymph
node. When the then very noticeable
lump grew to the size of a golf ball
in just two months, Steve finally took
himself to the doctor and was greeted
with some very bad news. After an
ultrasound and biopsy, the tests came
back positive for throat cancer; stage
4. To say he was shocked would be an
"I've been an athlete all my life,"
Steve said. "I've stayed in shape; I
kayak, I've never smoked or used
any tobacco products. That's why I
originally put off going to the doctor.
I wish now that I had gone much
sooner, but I was just always so busy
working and coaching the kids; I
didn't want to take the time."
Because the cancer was so advanced,
Steve immediately underwent
surgery to remove the lump and any
surrounding tissue. But because of a
TMJ jaw problem, the doctors were
unable to get to his tonsils to remove
them, even though they too showed
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to save them .The first few radiation
treatments didn't really affect me,"
he said a bit ruefully. "I'm the kind
of guy that does everything by myself
and for other people. So I thought
Hey, I can handle this. Then all of the
sudden, the radiation really kicked
in and I got so sick and weak. It was
One of the costs of the radiation
was the total destruction of Steve's
salivary glands, so he is under
constant challenge to keep his throat
moist with sips of water. He heard
about a spray that might help, but the
damage to the glands is permanent.
His throat is still incredibly sore and
he isn't allowed to eat any food and
has a feeding tube that he must use
three times a day. He hasn't eaten
real food since April. He lives by
himself and has some residual eye
blurring and loss of taste and hearing;
all after effects of the surgery. One of
his biggest aspirations is to kayak to
a local island and drink a cold beer.
Despite all the pain, Steve has
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Through it all, he credits his students
and many friends who have stood
by him during this ordeal with
keeping him focused and positive.
Those friends, kids and parents
have organized several fundraisers
for him to help defray some of the
daily living costs. Although Steve
has insurance through the school
system, he hasn't worked in five
months and the generosity of his
friends overwhelms him. The school
has let him take an unpaid leave of
absence and has guaranteed him his
job back when he is well.
"The bills don't wait for you, even
if you're sick," he smiled. "But I still
feel truly blessed."
He credits the joy he gets from
working with kids as the major
incentive for him to get better.
"I've coached some of these kids
from T-ball all the way through
high school and beyond. It's great to
watch them grow up and know I had
a part in their lives that's positive
and productive."
One of Steve's former students is
Gulfport Rec's supervisor Johnny
Lapham, who became his boss for
Friday nights. Johnny called Steve
and asked him to be the score keeper
for the women's softball games in
Gulfport. The girls have all asked
about him and invited him out to the
championship game on October 9th.
On Sunday, September 27th, Steve's
many friends are sponsoring a
fundraiser at the American Legion
Cross-Bayou Post 252 from 6 p.m. to
9 p.m. There will be a dinner and
silent auction and all proceeds will
go towards helping Steve get back on
his feet and out on the field coaching
again. The $35.00 donation will
include dinner and live music, with
raffles for overnights stays at local
luxury resorts. If you know Steve,
stop by; for those who don't, stop by
For more than 20 years Steve
Jurczik has played ball, coached
hundreds of kids and donated his
time to his community. He has
donated athletic equipment when
none could be purchased because
of shrinking school budgets. He's
donated countless hours to after-
care and Rec Center programs.
But even through his scary ordeal,
he maintains a happy and bright
After all, he says, it's all about the
Go get 'em Coach.

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Fair & Honest Rates. Lic.# C-8774. 727-546-
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Classes, Individual Attention. 727-328-1431
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1966 CHEVY PICKUP- Short bed step side,
$1500. Air Cooled Disel Welder & Generator,
$1200. Easy Go Electric Golf Cart, $1200.
1986 HONDA CIVIC- 105K, 4-Door, 4-Cyl,
Runs Good. New Belts/Water Pump/Sparks.
$1000 o.b.o. 727-343-4930.

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QUEEN SIZE BED-(firm) Like New! $150. Tall
Dresser, 2 Night Stands, Walnut $75.727-458-
Scratches, Broken Legs, Cabinet Glass, Split
Seems, Etc. 23Yrs Experience. Affordable.
Town Shores Discount. 813-558-0646, 727-

SCRAPBOOKING- 12x12 album $12. Paper
Shreader $8. Double Bed New, Mainly green.
W custom bed spread. $25. Picture Frames.
All sizes. $1 & up. 812-3820
T.V. RCA 13" COLOR- w/Remote, Works
Great, Cable Only, Not Compatible for Con-
verter Box. $20. 727-504-5208; After 5p.m.

Big Disc Available. 30x40 to 105x105. Call for
deal, Erection available. www.scg-grp.com,
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LAMINATE COUNTER TOP 9'.4' long, Gray,
Like New, $25, 867-8071.
MINI FRIDGE- Black 32x19, $25. Emerson
Turntable White Microwave, $15. Wrought Iron
& Wood round table w/4 chairs, $25. 6 New
Bamboo Shades, $30. 727-367-5858.
OPEN LAWN TRAILER- 6x12, Many Fea-
tures. Tool Racks, Spring Loaded Ramp, Tool-
box, Jack, Gas Can Holders & Much More!
WALKER LIKE NEW-with Seat & Basket $65.
Bakers Rack $65. Electric Broom, $15, Christ-
mas Items, all obo 327-7462.

tall x 6ft. Wide. Perfect for School, Office or
Shop. Will Deliver to Gulfport. $55. 727-488-
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
TREADMILL ELECTRIC-Like New, $150. obo

500w. w/Speakers, $25. Stainless Steel John-
son Boat Prop 150HP, $85.17" KDS Computer
Monitor, $15. JVC Stereo, Large Speakers,
Phono, Receiver, Cassette Player/Recorder,
$60. 727-329-9922.

QUIT SMOKING FOR $99.-$130.-Try the
Electronic Smokeless E-Cig. Save Money,
Get Healthier without Losing the Enjoyment
of Smoking. Call 727-239-6470 or 727-547-

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12' ALUMINUM V-BOTTOM- Boat & Trailer,
22FT. SAILING SLOOP-Swing Keel. 8HP,
Electric Start and Trailer. $1800. 727-542-
WET SLIPS From 25' to 45' Sail or Power.
$7/Ft. Easy Access to Gulf. 727-641-6465.

Condition $800. 727-864-1406.
w/amp, $95. Like New. 727-525-4584.

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Handler. 727-417-3564
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Craft Supplies, Comics, Furniture, Glassware,
Tools, Electronics, Musical Instruments, 5405
1/2 Gulfport Blvd.

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Barbecue Grill
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TOOLS, BABY ITEMS- Lots of Household.
Friday & Saturday 8-? 5414 13th Ave. S.
BACKYARD SALE- 670 63rd Ave. S. Saturday
8-3. Housewares, Jewelry, Furniture & More.
HUMONGANORMOUS- 100's Collectibles &
Misc. Saturday 10-6, Sunday Noon-5. No Ear-
ly Birds. 5020 Tangerine Ave. S., Gulfport.

ESTATE SALE-Town Shores Embassy Bldg.
#610. Electric Bed Twin Size, Spinet Piano,
Too Much to List. Fri. & Sat. 9am-3:00pm.
3 FAMILY Thursday, Friday, Saturday. 9am.-
6p.m. Tools, Appliances, Furniture, Collect-
ibles, Computers, Office Furniture Everything
$1 tables. 4851 Burlington Ave. S.

WAREHOUSE SALE-3215 Fairfield Ave. S.
Sat. 8am-? Furniture, Lamps, Sofa's, Love
seats, Chairs, Pictures, All kinds of Clothes,
Men, Women, Boys & Girls. Big Jeans, Shoes
& Much More! 727-898-8827.
HUGE ESTATE SALE- Furniture, Clothes,
Jewelry, Kids Stuff, Too Much to List. Sat. &
Sun. 8-3p.m. 5310 13th Ave. S.
1512 Gray St. So. Fri./Sat./Sun.
2339 31st ST. SO.- Fri. & Sat., 8a.m.-3p.m.
Household items, Furniture, Clothing, & Lots
106 21ST AVE. PASS-GRILLE-Sat. 8am.-
2pm. Household, Furniture, Misc. Rugs, Tools.

Mos. old. Black with White Vest, Paws and
Belly Orange/Amber Eyes. Smallish Black
Nose. Last seen Near Gulfport Library. 727-
360-2953 Daytime.

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.

Gabber September 24 September 30, 2009

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of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and pre-
served throughout the world now and forever.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude,
worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, helper
of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9
times a day. By the 8th day, your prayer will be
answered. Say it for 9 days. it has never been
known to fail. Publication must be promised.
My prayers have been answered.
Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who
lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you
who give me the divine gifts to forgive and for-
get al evil against me and that in all instances
of my life you are with me, I want in this short
prayer to thank you for all things and confirm
once again that I never want to be separated
from you, even in spite of all material illusions.
I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank
you for your mercy toward me and mine.
MAYTHE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored,
glorified, loved, and preserved throughout the
world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker
of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for
ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this
prayer. ThankYou, Jesus.
G.M. B.

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
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prayer. ThankYou, Jesus. C.A.

- 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.

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1 Br/1.5Ba Apt. $795/mo. Yearly Lease. Private
Parking. Call for Appointment. 727-644-2441.
3/2 HOME IN GULFPORT- New A/C, Updated
Kitchen. $975/Mo. Call Jason & Leave a Mes-
sage. 727-542-4543.

Cute 1 Bedroom 1 Bath with Separate Din-
ing area. Carport and Private Fenced Yard.
Landlord Pays W/S/G and Lawn Maintenance.
$775/Mo. $500/Damage Deposit. 727-942-
7606 or 727-278-4852.
1841 YORK ST. SO.- Near Elementary School.
3/1, Clean, Hardwood Floors, W/D, C/H/A,
Fenced Yard, Good Area. $800/Mo. & Security.
55+, SPACIOUS 1/1-Overlooking Lush View,
Great Location, Shuttle Service from Commu-
nity to Shopping, Amenities and Social Activi-
ties Galore, 1 sm. pet ok w/nr Dep. of $200.00
Laundry Facilities on Same floor. $675/Mo.
Includes: Water, Sewer, Garbage, Gas, Basic
Cable. Call Julia 727-365-4916.
GULFPORT 5708 23RD AVE S 2/1 Bunga-
low. www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com 727-
grades include New Refrig., Glasstop Range,
Microwave, Dishwasher & W/D, 20" Diagnia-
gal Tile in LR/DR & Kitchen, New Carpet in
Bedrooms, and Painting Throughout. 7th Floor
fantastic waterview from balcony. Yearly lease
$1000/Mo. 727-360-4123.
ST. PETE BEACH-(69th Ave./Sunset Blvd.
Area) Studio. $595/Mo. Hard/Tile Floors, Near
Main Beach, Bus, Shops, Free Parking. 727-
CHATEAU TOWERS-S. Pasadena #1009.
Completely Remodeled with New Kitchen
and Wood Flooring Throughout. W/D Hook-
up. For Sale or Rent $1200/Mo. 727-564-7665.
mrschall61 @gmail.com
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.
St. S. 1BR/1BA $495/Mo. Near Art District.
PASSMORE & COX INC. 727-459-3596.
KEY WEST STYLE-1 BR/1 BA Modern, Wood,
Tile Floors, Front Porch. $550/Mo. 727-384-
2259. 5626 Gulfport Blvd. Single, Mature Per-
son. Long Term. Sm. Pet Ok.
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 3BR/1BA-Close to Shopping. 1922
23rd St. S. $875/Mo. plus 1st/Last. Also 2BR/
1 BA 1735 12th Ave. S. $675/Mo. plus 1st/Last

2BR/1BA HOUSE- Patio, Fenced Yard, W/D,
$750/Mo. 1st, Last, Security. 727-455-9134.
DUPLEX 1/2 BLOCK-from St. Pete Bch. 506
69th Ave. 2/BR, Very Clean, Freshly Painted,
W/D Hook-up. Close to Restaurants, Shop-
ping. $695/Mo. with yearly Lease. Small pet
Ok. You pay Personal Electricity Only. Call
Sandy 727-418-2242.
1/1 HOUSE 2218 51ST S.-$650/Mo, Large
fenced yard. PASSMORE & COX, INC. 727-

2BR/1BA 2nd Floor Apt. Cute, Clean, Avail-
able Now, No Pets. $725/mo. Call Cindy 727-
4925 12TH AVE. S.- 2BR/1BA, $750/Mo.
Available Now. 4551 1/2 3rd Ave. S. 1 BR/1BA,
$550/Mo. Available Now. 727-322-8030.
S. PASADENA-6th floor Waterfront Balcony,
Walk to Stores, close to Beaches, Stetson
and SPC. 1BR/1BA, W/D, Cable, Gym, Pool,
No Pets/Smoking, Yearly Lease, $775/Mo. 1st/
last/security 727-482-3743/727-343-6339.
TREASURE ISLAND- Walking Distance to
Beach, Furnished Efficiency. Pool, Parking,
Smokers, Pets Welcome. $600/Mo. Includes
Utilities & Cable. $100 Security. 727-367-
CUTE & CLEAN 3/2 Block Home, Fenced
Yard, Close to Everything. Must See to Appre-
ciate. $950/Mo. $500 Security Deposit. 727-
1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT.- Gulfport, Near
Beach, Carpeted, Fans, Deck, Backyard, AC,
$550/Mo. + Security, Plus Utilities. 727-321-
House Privileges, Private Entrance, Parking,
W/D, Electric, Water, Cable/Wireless. Refrig-
erator. Included. No Smoking/Pets, 727-916-
GULFPORT 1BR/1BA 5 Blocks from the
beach, New Paint, New Floors, $600/mo. $300
Security Deposit. 727-347-1017.
KENWOOD LARGE 1BR- Hardwood Floors,
Neat & Clean, $650/Mo. + $650 Security. Call
Tom 727-417-1462

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2/2 unfurnished, glass enclosed Florida room
overlooking marina, clubhouse, pool. Walk to
beach, shopping. $900/mo Annual.
Purchase for $150,000
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CROSSWINDS Cute 2brlba 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 $650
SOUTH PASADENA lbr/lba Waterfront Condo, Pool, No pets $625
FRUITLAND HEIGHTS 3br/lba Lease Option avail Hardwood firs $795
MIDTOWN Near Sweet Bay, lbr cottage $3951 br apt. $465 WSG incl.
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(727) 251-4004

All of our properties can be viewed at
Clinton Arms: 1/1 centrally located near
beach, restaurants, clubs and shopping. $675
Golfview Condo: 2/2 centrally located across
the street from Stetson Law School
completely remodeled with granite countertops
Constellation Condo: 2/2 Furnished unit with
large waterfront balcony in a resort style beach
community located in beautiful St. Pete Beach.
$1200 annual $1800 seasonal

ST. PETE 1BR/1BA- Large-Bright Unit, Hard-
wood Floors, Tall-Ceilings, Storage, Carpet,
microwave, off-street parking, private yard.
$595/Mo & Utilities. 727-894-3252.
OCTOBER SPECIAL- 2br/1ba Houses. $675/
mo. 4- to choose from.4519 14th Ave. S., 4680
14th Ave. S., 2516 10th Ave. S. 3/Br-1751 46th
St. S., 1br house, $600/mo 1744 44th St. S.
All have; A/C & W/D Hookup. Call 305-975-

COZY 2/1 HOUSE- In Beautiful Gulfport Qui-
et, Marina District. Nicely Renovated, Private
Backyard. Washer. $750/Mo. 727-687-0568.
and Walking distance to Beach. Prefer Single
Working person. No Smoking/Pets. $600/Mo.
Cable/Utilities Included. 727-644-6194.
vated. With W/D. Fenced Yard. $850/Mo. +
Security Deposit. 2631 45th St. S. 727-643-
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.
2/1 HOUSE 5163 4TH AVE. S.- W/D Hookups,
$750/Mo. PASSMORE & COX, INC. 727-459-
Immaculate. Parking at Security Door. Annual
$695/Mo. 1st/Last, Security Deposit. Cable/
Gas/Water Included. Non-Smoker. 978-649-
6562 or 978-621-2059.
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

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2BR/1BA, Renovated Kitchen, Shady Porch,
Fenced Yard. Small pet Ok. Available Now,
$1000/Mo. Bunny 404-667-1369.
2BR DUPLEX-$650/Mo. 1 Month Security.
Fenced-In Yard Good Location. Avail Sept.
1st. Also 3BR $750/Mo. 727-502-7530, 727-

2BR/1BA, CHA, Garage with Washer/Dryer.
Large Yard, Small Pets Ok. $750/Mo. Tim 727-
CUTE EFFICIENCY APT.-In the center of
Gulfport's Art District. Quiet, Clean, walk to
beach, restaurants, shops. $485/Mo. Also
Available Furnished 727-687-0568.
Island. 2000SF, 2+ Master Suites, Granite
counters with Stainless Steel Appliances and
Travertine Marble Floors. Single Care Garage,
Pool, Boat Docks. Available Now! $1600/Mo.

2BR/1 BA- Hardwood Floors, Garage, Fenced-
In Yard, Oak Trees, Good Neighbors. Sect. 8
Okay. 804-9237. 2042 45th St. S.,St. Pete.
TOWN SHORES CONDO- Nottingham, Top
Floor Corner, 2BR/2BA, 55+, No Pets. Beauti-
ful Waterview. $1000/Mo. 727-542-2445.
PRIVATE BEACH -1BR/1BA, 2 Unfurnished
Condos, Between Maximo & Gulfport Ma-
rina, Gated, Guarded, Pools, Tennis, Jacuzzi,
Water, Cable Included, $750/Mo. Long Term.
727-864-6331. mussex@aol.com
ST. PETE BEACH-Belle Vista Home, 3BR/
2BA, Nice Yard, Fenced, Yearly Rental $1150/
Mo., Security. RALSTON'S REALTY CO. 727-
ST. PETERSBURG- 2BR/2BA Condo, Pool,
Parking, Screened Patio. $795/Mo. & Sec.

Nice yard, Carpet/Wood floors, W/D, New
Bath, Central H/A, Plenty of Storage. $650/Mo.
Rent/Sale 727-204-5001.
3BR/2BA- Pool Home, Terrazzo Floors, Credit
Check Required. By Appt. Only. 323-4130.
5101 29th Ave. S.

Mo. Plus Security. Includes Water & Cable.
Garage Parking. Great Location Near Inter-
state. Call 727-251-3697 or 727-864-2667.
GULFPORT, 5019 #4 29TH AVE. S. 2/1, New-
er Kitchen & Appliances, Includes Water, Coin
W/D $695/Mo., $350/Security. 727-742-5140.
DUPLEX APT. 1BR/1BA-Gulfport, Large Liv-
ing Room, Large Yard, Quiet Neighborhood.
No Large Pets. $600/Mo. + Deposit. Call 393-
Ceiling Fans, New Laminate Flooring, Fresh
Paint. $575/Mo. Includes Water,
2819 1/2 52nd St. S. 727-365-9390.
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.

Front Patio, W/D, Great Landscaping, Cats
OK, Available Now. $750/mo. 727-510-8538
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.

3BR/2BA, & Bonus Room/4th Bedroom. Total-
ly Remodeled, New Dual Central Air System,
Marbled Sinks, Wooden Tile Floors, Bonus
Room, Big Fenced-in Back Yard, Walking Dis-
tance to Stetson, Safe Neighborhood, Perfect
for 3 Students, Professional or Family. $1200
Negotiable. 727-410-8423.

SECTION 8-4BR/1BA, Big Fenced Yard. W/D,
New Appliances, 5101 Newton Ave. So. Gulf-
port. $1100/Mo. Available Now. Close to Park/
Schools 727-729-9069.

GULFPORT- 1BR Apt. New Kitchen & Bath-
room. Quiet & Private. Near 58th St. & Gulfport
Blvd. $550/Mo. 727-804-5596.
GULFPORT 2831 50TH ST. S.-3/1 House,
New Flooring in Kitchen, Screened Patio,
CHA, Coin W/D on-site. $895/Mo. $450/Secu-
rity 727-742-5140.
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.
2BR APT. IN GREAT GP-Neighborhood.
Walking Distance to Town, Minutes to Beach.
$650/Mo. plus $600 Security 727-328-1810.
cluded. $125/Weekly. 727-343-1637.
Also need Part Time Handyman & Computer

nished 2BR/2BA. Florida room, Screened
Patio, 1CG. Clubhouse, Heated Pool. 6/Mos.
$1400/Mo. Yearly $990/Mo. 55+. Call 727-510-

2BR/1BA, 1 block from the Beach. GreatYard,
Sunroom, $1000/Mo. Shore Term Lease OK,
$1500/Mo., Minimum 4 Months. Stuart, 727-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
terview, Remodeled 2BR/2BA, Balcony, W/D,
$1195/Mo. Yearly. RALSTON'S REALTY CO.,
Diane, 727-367-6702.

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.
GULFPORT 1/1-CH/A, Cable TV. Clean &
Comfy. Walk to Beach. Available Oct. 15th
www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com 727-418-

1BR/1BA CONDO- French Quarters, 6266 1st
Ave. S. $600/Mo. & Utilities. $400 Deposit. 6
Month Lease. Background Check. Pool, Laun-
dry Room, 2 Miles from Gulf Beaches. Close
to Shopping. Available Oct. 15. 813-841-7735.

Bay Island 55+ Gated Community. 1 BR/1 BA
w/Wide Waterviews. Clubhouse, Pools, Close
to Beach. New Throughout w/Granite Coun-
tertops. Over $20K In Renovations. $825/Mo.

FURNISHED ROOM-mini Kitchen, Remod-
eled, Quiet, Wooded. Close to Shops and
Bus. $110/Wk. plus Security. 51st. St. N. 727-
ROOMMATE WANTED- Pasadena/Gulfport.
Full House Privileges, Utilities & Wireless
Internet Included. 727-623-1432 or 727-344-

LADY TO RENT ROOM-in my Home. Private
Bath, Kitchen and Laundry Privileges. Call
Furnished Bedroom, Share Kitchen & Bath.
$475/Mo. 727-343-6350.
MAXIMO MOORINGS-Behind Marina, Large
Pool Home, Furnished Room, TV, W/D, Private
Bath, Utilities Included, $500/Mo. + $100 Se-
curity. Robin, 727-776-8610.

Great Home, Nice Area, CHA, Private Fridge,
All Utilities & Cable Included. $90/Wk. Tim

Utilities Included. Free Internet. 120-1000 sq-
ft. Available. 3530 1st Ave. N. 727-501-6078.

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

Call the Gabber 321-6965

OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE- From $398-$791/
Mo. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach. 727-641-
Bldg. 727-209-0606.

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Large 1150 sq.ft. 1br condo. Deluxe floor plan
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carport, no pets offered at $67,000

1/2 Acre Lot, New A.C., New Windows, Doors,
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Water Views, Balcony, 55+, Gated nr Beach
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Call Don Kenney
3114 57th St. S.
Unique 2 story, 2 or 3 bedrooms
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Looking to Buy or Sell Real Estate?
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shows like new, be first! 2114 59th St. S., Gulfport
2br/1ba units 800 sq ft each $149O
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JUST LISTED GROTON #304 2br/ ba, eat-in- DOVER #407 1BR Standard, pet friendly, covered
kitchen, newer windows, carpet, fresh paint, storm parking. Many upgrades. $79,000
shutters. Great waterviews from all rooms. Very BARCLAY #205 2br/2ba, new kitchen, tile, carpeting, covered
Oi g dunit 22badeluxe parking. Small cat accepted. $112,000
GROTON #101 End unit 2br/2ba deluxe
Panoramic waterfront views. $169,000 CHATHAM #406 1Br with hardwood floors, new doors, a/c, and
HAMPTON #402 2/2 deluxe. much more. Move in ready pet friendly. $95,000
$159,000 Annual renter in place. JAMISON #614 2/2 deluxe furnished. New AC & Heating.
Septem be l im i I Covered parking.$109,000
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Open Houseleal Estae for Sal

Marina District 3bdrm/1.5/ba large comer lot. Split plan, tiled
throughout, Water view & water access. NEW PRICE $199,900
Art District 2bdrm/2ba on 100x100 Lot. Hardwood floors,
inside utility RV parking. Tropical setting. $149,950
Waterfront Redevelopment District 4bdrm/2ba
Craftsman bungalow with 2156 sq ft. Large open kitchen, formal
dining, 2 car garage w/alley access. 1/2 block from Beach Blvd.

Gabber September 24 September 30, 2009


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