Title: Gabber
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Title: Gabber
Alternate Title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann,
George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: October 15, 2009
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
Coordinates: 27.750556 x -82.708611 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
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since 19681

this week...

Stetson Wins Moot
Court Competition
see page 3

Off-Shore Drilling
Town Meeting
see page 4

Gulfport Teens Help
Clean Calm Bayou
see page 12

Chalk Art Winners
see page 6

Third Saturday
Gulfport Art Walk
see page 15

Rec Center
Halloween Bash
see page 16

Midtown Through
Teens Eyes
see page 20

Geckoween Dance
see page 23

Gulfport Halloween
Trolley Schedule
see page 27

St. Pete Beach
Community Sale
see page 29

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99 and Holding!
By Cathy Salustri
Gulfport celebrated its 99th birthday
Saturday with cake, inflatable slides, q
and the traditional mullet toss.
The birthday celebration, held on
the grounds of the city's historical
museum, drew crowds eager to
help the city celebrate. The CERT
(Community Emergency Response
Team) helped out at the event, as
did many other volunteers. Historian
Lynne Brown had copies of her book,
Gulfport: A Definitive History, on
hand at the museum.

Austin Aquino, 3, flies like Superman down -
the bouncy slide at the birthday bash last

Beach Agreement
With County Law
First Responders
Commission voted to allow
the mayor and city manager
to sign the Pinellas County
First Responder Agreement.
The contract will allow the
City of St. Pete Beach to
continue providing emergency
medical service within the
city under the authority of
Pinellas County from Oct. 1,
2009 and Sept. 30, 2010. The
Commission also authorized
an agreement and sign a
between the City of St. Pete
Beach and Pinellas County
law enforcement bodies to
demonstrate understanding of
protocols involved in dealing
with people taken into custody
under the Baker Act. This
agreement is intended to
provide for safe and secure
transportation of "Baker
Acted" individuals.

City Tackles Foreclosure Maintenance
ST PETE BEACH The recession has left a number of
highly visible reminders of its wrath. Foreclosed and
abandoned properties are becoming an unsightly problem
for the city at a time when falling home values have al-
ready caused the city to see a drop in its revenue.
"We're seeing more of this," said Commissioner Christo-
pher Leonard. "It's frustrating." To combat this, the city
approved the first reading of an ordinance that would
develop regulations for the maintenance of foreclosed
properties as well as maintained a list of of registered
foreclosures containing contact information of the parties
responsible for their upkeep.

Beach to Install Baby Turtle
Proof Streetlights
ST PETE BEACH One of the biggest problems for sea
turtle hatchlings is that once they emerge from the nest it
is extremely easy for them to get disoriented and head the
wrong way that is, anywhere but the sea. They hatch
at night, and are supposed to scamper into the surf, but
when they hatch on beaches that have nearby sources of
artificial light streetlights, house lights, and the like -
they often head in the wrong direction.
To help prevent this, the City of St. Pete Beach has se-
cured a $25,000 reimbursable grant from Pinellas County
that will fund the replacement of 55 streetlights that line
Pass-a-Grille Way. The project is expected to cost $24,383
and will involve the installation of fixtures that will not
shine as much light onto the beach.

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Stetson Law Wins Moot
Court Competition
Stetson University College of Law
students won the 28th Annual John
Marshall Law School International
Moot Court Competition in
Information Technology and Privacy
Law in ( 'I. .,!.. Oct. 1-3. Thirty-two
teams competed, including five from
The Stetson Law team of JAimee
Crockett, Aisha Sanchez, and Ryan
Schmidt beat a team from Loyola
University New Orleans College of
Law in the final round.
"Our students accomplished an
incredible feat in oral advocacy,"
said Moot Court Advisor Professor
Stephanie Vaughan. "They prepared
extremely hard and were honored
to compete against such talented
students from around the globe."
Professor Brooke Bowman, who
dedicates many hours to helping
prepare Stetson Law students for
competitions, coached the winning
team to victory.
Established in 1981, the Moot
Court Competition in Information
Technology & Privacy Law has
grown into one of the largest and
most prestigious international moot
courts, bringing together law school
students from across the country and
around the world to brief and argue
unresolved issues of technology law.
The competition is hosted by the
Center for Information Technology &
Privacy Law at John Marshall Law
Stetson's Moot Court Board is
composed of a select group of students
who compete in interscholastic moot
court competitions throughout the
United States and around the world.

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Monday, October 26 at 3pm
Cruise representatives will be there to entertain you with talks and videos on all the best travel
opportunities available for 2010, as well discussing with you one on one about your"Dream Cruise".
Incentives will be offered on bookings made on the day of show.
There will be surprises, a raffle and light refreshments. Hope to see you there!



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Upcoming Events
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Halloween Spectacular
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Grand Prize for Best John Travolta look alike
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Champagne Brunch Every Sunday 10-2
Now Includes Lunch Items Breakfast starts at $5
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Fri. 7:30 Michael Jayne Back by Popular Demand
Sat. 7:30 Frankie J from Funkadelics
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Off-Shore Drilling Town Hall Meeting
There will be a Town Hall Meeting to discuss one of the most important decisions
impacting the future of Florida Off-Shore Drilling on Thursday, November 5
from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Boulevard S. in Gulfport.
Come and listen to a panel of researchers, proponents and opponents of off-shore
drilling. Join citizens and elected officials from Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough,
Citrus, Hernando, Manatee and Sarasota counties. Become an informed citizen
on this important issue. Sponsored by the Suncoast League of Cities and hosted
by City of Gulfport.
For more information on this event, contact Bernie Young at 727-864-4711.

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
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
Free t-shirts are available while they last so come early! 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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grades 4-5, Back Row: Andrea Hoyland grades 8-9 and Matthew Harris grades 10-12.

This year's turn out for the Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest at the City's 99th
Birthday Bash, was bigger than last year. The children's artwork was very
creative and unique. There was also endless fun at the Bounce House. Thank
you to everyone who participated.


FREE Community Event!
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!

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. Mad Monster 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!

SPC Band Concert
The 45-member St. Petersburg
College Band conducted by Dr. John
Bannon will perform its first concert
of the 2009-2010 academic year on
Friday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the
Music Ceneter, 6605 Fifth Avenue
N. in St. Petersburg. The program
includes works by Ralph Vaughan
Williams, Johann Sebastian Bach,
Camille Saint-Saens, Karel Husa,
Russell Peck, Robert Russell Bennett
and John Phillips Sousa. Free.

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Free Smoking
Cessation Workshops
There will be two free Smoking
Cessation Workshops offered in
observance of the Great American
Smokeout in November.
One is Tuesday, October 20 from
6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Rec
Center, 5730 Shore Boulevard
in Gulfport, and the other is on
Wednesday, November 18 from 6:30-
8:30 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach Rec
Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive in St.
Pete Beach.
Learn about area programs
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research on effective methods and
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Gulfport Lions Club
Spaghetti Supper
The Gulfport Lions Club will be
hosting their first Spaghetti Supper
on October 17. All their events support
their community outreach programs
in sight conservation: Pancake
Breakfasts (November, December,
February, April, May), a Shrimp
Boil in March, along with their Fish
Fry (September), their Spaghetti
Suppers (October and January) and
Journey for Sight (March). Some of
the entities that they sponsor are The
Florida Lions Camp for the Visually
Impaired, The Watson Center for
the Visually Impaired, the Conklin
Center for the Multi- Handicapped
Blind, the Central Florida Eye Bank,
Southeast Guide Dogs, WUSF Radio
Reading Service, the Florida Lions
Foundation, their local eyeglass and
examination program, local Scouting
and Little League programs, and
many more. So please come out and
support your local Lions.
The menu will consist of spaghetti
and meatballs, salad, garlic bread,
dessert, coffee or tea. This is an all

you can eat supper, so bring your
appetite, your family and friends.
Cost is $7 per ticket. Children under
10, $4. All of their Gulfport Lions Club
members have tickets, so if you want
to pre-purchase them, ask any local
Lion. Otherwise, they will have an
adequate supply of them at the door.
Of course there will be door prizes,
so come on down to the marina area
and visit with the Lions on Saturday,
October 17 of at 4630 Tifton Drive S.,
right behind the Gulfport Marina. Go
south on 49th Street to the stop sign
at the water; turn left and follow the
road around to the Lions Club. They

will be serving from 4-7 p.m.
Their next event will be on November
7, their first Pancake Breakfast.

Free Community Picnic
There will be a free community picnic
on Saturday, October 17 at 1 p.m. at
the J.W. Cate Recreation Center/
Northwest Park, 5801 22 Avenue N.
in St. Petersburg. Event features free
raffle, free dental exams for first 400
children, free food, sodas, fruit, and
children's activities including two
Bounces and face painting. Everyone
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,- Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965
for more information on placing your ad in this special section

Yard Sale and Craft Fair
On Saturday, October 17 from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Garden Crest Church,
located at the corner of Tyrone and
Ninth Ave. N. (5901 9th Ave. N.)
will be hosting a Neighborhood Yard
Sale and Craft Fair as a benefit
for "The Lord's Baskets" ministry,
which feeds hungry families in our
community. Shop for bargains; enjoy
live music including an afternoon
jam at 1 p.m.; get your car spiffed up
at the Youth Group Car Wash; give
blood at the Bloodmobile (free T-shirt
to donors, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.); enjoy food
and refreshments, and bring the kids
for a special appearance by "The

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

Balloonatic". Donations of canned or
dry food items will also be accepted
for "The Lord's Baskets." Come one,
come all and join the fun!

Fall Fest Cookout
at Bridge Church
The Bridge Church, 635 64 Street S.
in St. Petersburg will host Fall Fest
2009 on Saturday, October 17 from
3-6:30 p.m.
There will be grilled chicken and
kids' meals, live music, games,
door prizes for the adults, a dunk
tank, magic show, face painting...
everything you would want for a

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and School
Pastor Paul Burtzlaff
301 58th St. South
St. Petersburg, FL. 33707

Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ

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nice Saturday afternoon, all free.
Come out and bring the kids, grand-
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filled afternoon. Enjoy the food, fun
and fellowship in a family-friendly
Christian environment. Everyone is

A Fond Farewell for
Rev. Ross Karnes
Come celebrate Rev. Ross Karnes'
retirement on October 25 at Gulfport
Presbyterian Church, 5312 27 Avenue
S. Service is at 10:30 a.m. followed
by a luncheon at noon. RSVP to

Worship with us Sunday
mornings at 10 am
Get info now at kingofpeacemcc.com

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Can there be a church without a creed? We
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Unitarian Universalism with us.
Discussion 10:15 AM
Program 11:00 AM
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Audition for Play at
St. Matthew's
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church,
738 Pinellas Point Drive S., is having
tryouts for production of "Joseph and
the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcost"
on Saturday, October 17 at 10 a.m. in
the Parish Hall. Auditions are being
held for chorus and leads. Call 864-
6796 or email to 1 ....tun -l l.inip.l.ily.

Yard Sale to Benefit
Church Building Fund
Trinity Church of the Nazarene is
having a large yard sale on Saturday,
October 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit their building
fund. If you would like to donate any
clean furniture or household items
that are in good shape, call Janet at
328-9277. The church is located at
1000 55 Street S. right behind the
Boca Ciega High School field off of
11th Ave. S.

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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

First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport
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Child Care
both Sun. morn
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Sunday Mornings
Sunday School 9:15a
Traditional Serv. 10:30a
Fellowship for all 11:30a
Dinner 6:00p
Faith Plugged in
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Welcomes You
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Terrific Tuesday................... 3:30-5:00 p.m.
5312 2th Av. L 3 1-88

Community Metaphysical Church
1950 2nd Ave. No., St. Petersburg
(727) 822-8628
(727) 822-3157
Sunday Worship Services 11:00 am
This Sunday
Mass Healing Service
10-15 Intutive Development 7pm
10-15 Men of Color Support Grp. 7pm
10-17 Tarot Reader 12-3pm
10-20 GentleYoga 10:30am
10-14 Healing Power of Sound 7pm
Miracles Bookstore
Fri-Sat. 11am-4pm
Special Sales Gifts & Books
Check our WEBSITE for details
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Saturday Art Walk
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Third Saturday Art Walk on Octo-
ber 17th, featuring over 50 fabu-
lous artisans,
crafters, antiques dealers, authors,
and entertainers along Beach Blvd.
from 6-10 pm. Live entertainment
can be heard throughout the Wa-
terfront District. The Industrial
Arts Center features demonstra-
tions by award-winning glass
blower Owen Pach, and offers Blow
Your Own Glass mini-classes. Art
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Please call the Center at 893-1068
to volunteer. Positions include door
hosts, costume contest judges and
people to assist in carnival games. The
bash is Saturday, October 31st from
7-9 p.m. Please call to help -we need
your "ghoulish" self to make this a
spooktacular night, plus it's a bat load
of fun! All volunteers are required to
fill out volunteer paperwork prior to
donating their time to the Recreation
Center. Volunteers must also produce
proper I. D.

St. Pete Beach Concert
Series Kicks Off
The St. Pete Beach Concert in the
Park Series is officially in full swing
this month. Playing to a park packed
with folks of all ages, the Buffett-
inspired island music act De Lei'd
Parrots was the second act to perform
in the October series. Admission is
free, and attendees can purchase
beer, wine, food, and cool glowy things
from vendors on site. The event take
place at Horan Park at the St. Pete
Beach Community Center (7701 Boca
Ciega Drv., St. Pete Beach). Rock act
Downtown Possum plays this coming
Friday. The Charlie Morris Band
rounds out the series on October 30th
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Check out this year's Relay location!
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Gulfport Garden &A
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Theo Janea and Phyllis Swift gave
a very interesting and informative
program last week on the basics of
creating a Bonsai. We learned that
Bonsai can be grown from many
common trees and bushes and there
were lovely examples on display.
The program next month on
November 12 will be held at 1620
Park Street N. at 1 p.m. It will be
hosted by Eric Anderson who will
discuss sacred lands preservation
and education. Further information
will be in next week's Gabber.

Advocate for an
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Over half of the abused and
neglected children and teens in
Pinellas County do not have a
volunteer Guardian to be their
voice in court and the child welfare
system. The average time needed is
four to six hours a month.
The Guardian ad Litem makes
recommendations to the court to
help ensure the child has a safe,
caring and stable environment.
The final 2009 training to become
a Guardian ad Litem will run five
weeks from October 20 through
November 18, Tuesdays and
Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.
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orientation call 727-464-6528. For
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Erik Ash, Seminole: "I feel that
he was awarded it too soon. All of
the other Presidents before him
have made the same promises to
the country that he has, but I think
he may have gotten it because he's
the first black president. Personally
I like him and I hope he can fulfill
those promises, but again I think it
was too soon to give him an award
for promises he hasn't yet fulfilled. I
think he's worthy of the honor; I just
would like to see him make more
progress because there haven't been
many changes that I've seen so far.
He deserves the nomination, but
I think he needs to start showing
more forcefulness. This idea of bend-
ing to the Republicans in an effort to
work together isn't working for him
at all. They seem to want to stop him
and his policies. He will have to be
more forceful if he wants those poh-
cies to be implemented. If he can get
some things done, then he will have
earned the Nobel Prize."

Christa Fairbrother, Gulfport:
"I thought it was very interesting.
I would say they awarded the prize
based on his promises of hope for a
more positive future, rather than
solely his accomplishments so far.
The lead story on NPR the other day
was him winning the Nobel; the next
story was about Obama meeting with
his advisors about the war in Afghan-
istan. Three presidents have been
awarded the Nobel, but Obama is the
first to be actively engaged in a war
while accepting an award for Peace. I
think that affects people's perception
of the award, especially because the
Nobel is associated with Peace. I was
very surprised when they announced
him as the winner; I thought it was
a bit premature. I mean, there are a
lot more people who are Peace activ-
ists and do it in adverse conditions.
I actually signed an online petition
for Pete Seeger as a nominee. He has
been an activist for Peace for a long
time and influenced a lot of people."

Christina Samuels, St. Pete:
"President Obama has a solid char-
acter and I think he deserved the
Nobel. He's put himself out there,
trying to do what he set out to do, as
President and as a man who truly
cares. I think it's ridiculous that his
opponents are so incredibly arrogant
to jump all over him about the most
inane things. The time he swatted at
that fly, they branded him a thug and
nature-hater. How crazy! It's just
people being stupid. They could give
him a stick of gum and they would
wonder why it wasn't a jawbreaker.
He wasn't expecting the prize, he
didn't ask for it. If the Noble Com-
mittee thinks he's worthy then I do
too. They design the criteria and I re-
spect that and him."

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Mario Ferfoglia, St. Pete: "I was very surprised and I wasn't expecting it. I
don't know exactly why he won it. It might be because as a person, he can bring
people together in this country. As a President, he hasn't seemed to do that much
yet, especially for the economy that I can see."

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Midtown Through Our Eyes

Photo by Kramon Lonc
Kramon Long, a fifth-grader at Melrose Elementary, took this photo as part of a three-wee
summer journalism camp. The camp included students from Melrose Elementary and Joh
Hopkins Middle School. Eckerd College sponsored the camp. The students' body of wor
culminated with a show at the Studio@620 and in Midtown Magazine, a student-publishe
newspaper showcasing the journalistic and photographic efforts of the students.

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the closing night of Midtown Through Our Eyes Friday. Midtown Through
Our Eyes showcased works of Melrose Elementary and John Hopkins Middle
School students who participated in a three-week summer camp for aspiring
Students took photographs of and wrote feature articles about Midtown,
ultimately creating Midtown Magazine, a collection of their work. Last week
Studio@620 donated exhibit space and invited the community to browse
the student's work. Midtown restaurants, including Atwater's, Lorene's,
and Greene's, offered free samples of their food to guests. Students armed
themselves with cameras and steno pads to document the event, and teachers
answered questions about the program.
For more information about Midtown Magazine or the program, call either
Melrose Elementary at 893-2175 or John Hopkins Middle at 893-2400.

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Dear Editor: Approximately two
months ago someone wandered down
24th Avenue between 51st and York
and plucked two young pit bull type
dogs from the rear of their homes.
It may have been two different
incidents. In one case, the culprit
was seen.
Obviously these were loved,
innocent animals or they would not
have submitted so easily. I also know
this to be true of my neighbor's dog
from personal observation who could
not have been more tenderly cared
for. These dogs were not loose, but
tied and out of easy sight enjoying
the sheltered out door air.
Gulfport is full of animal lovers who
I'm sure do not want to contemplate
the fate of these innocents. I please
with you to report any knowledge you
might have that would help to find
them and stop the perpetrators. It's
not too late. And think for a minute,
ik the next victim could be yours.
In Finally, even if you are not an
rk animal lover, do you really want to
!d see this sort of activity invading our
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$1800.00 each. Additional THANK YOU to those persons and organizations who generously support our tournament.
Please support the businesses who help us, and when you see them, relate our thanks.
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Campbell's Handyman Service
Gulfport Veterinarian
Wuz Bill's Barbershop
A-Able Locksmith Inc.
The Gabber
Bama Sea Products
Carl's Piano Bar
Sons of The Beachs (Lew)
R. W. Caldwell Inc.
A Life Tribute
Pasadena Jewelers Inc.
Central Ave Pack, Ship & Print Center
Safety Tire Auto Service
Pasadena Liquors & Fine Wines
Sea Breeze Manor of Tampa Bay

Ahern's Chevron
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
American Legion Post 14
Shirley Minick
Reed's Auto Care
Ideal Printing
Sir Speedy Printing
The Oar House
Gulfport Liquors
Georgie's Alibi
Florida Bank
Leland Plumbing
Jim and Justine Morrison
S.A.L. Squadron Post 125
Betty Boop and Doc
The Drunken Clam
American Legion Post 125
A.L. Post 125 Color Guard

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V.F.W. Post 39
Kay's Family Restaurant
American Legion Post 158
In Memory of Sonny Honey-
(Barb Jenco and Jean Shadday)
St Pete Beach Fire Department
(Mike Wells)
Mike Wells
Yagmin Ceiling and Drywall Co.
Al and Linda Davis
Green Lee Painting
Albert M. Davis Construction
National Floor Systems, Inc.
Cardinal Door & Hardware Inc.
Pasadena Bar and Grill
A McBride Concrete & Masonry Inc.
Jim & Slims Tool Supply
Douglas Electric Inc.
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Bay Breeze Beauty Salon Beachcomber Beach Resort Hotel Bill & Jean Blair
Bill & Susan Jonas Chili's Grill & Bar Cody's Original Road House
Creations Hair Studio Drunken Clam Fazio's Pizza & Subs
Great Bay Distributors Hooter's Resturants La Cote Basque French Restaurant
Maggiano's Restaurants Multi-Flow Ken Stofer
Reef Dog Roman Gardens Tampa Bay Rays
Thai-Rific Orchid's Inc. Rib City Restaurant Tradewinds Island Resorts
Tampa Bay Lightning Tony Amendola
To my Co-Chairman Bill Blair and his Lady-Jean. Liz, Sonya and Jean set up our prize tables. Ticket sellers: Jean, Tom
Bliss (Mr. 50-50) and Larry and Liz Prodrick. Our kitchen crew and food servers Tom, Shawn, Wendy, Dorothy and
Sheryl provided a wonderful dinner. The staff at Mainlands Golf Course are always courteous and helpful. Alice and
Heather went around the Golf Course quenching your thirst Don and Richard provided the same service at Hole 19.
Donny Boyd, as always, helps me immensely with anything and everything. Thanks Bob Burke and Ken McBeth for
this year and many past years. Oh! My Wife Susie sold tickets and also reminded me of all the things I would have
God Bless To All,
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Daily Congregate Dining offered
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Monday to Friday at 12 noon
Contact Jay at 344-2111
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Prepaid Guest meals available
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Volunteer Opportunities
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Contact Cynthia at 893-1231

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SPCA Pet of the Week
Dexter is a gorgeous brown Retriever mix. He
gets along great with everyone at SPCA and is
full of energy. Dexter loves to run and a little
more training would help to round him off. He re-
ally doesn't want to go anywhere, just play. With
his retriever sense he loves to explore and see
what's on the other side of the fence. He would do
best in a fenced yard. Dexter is a wonderful pick
for the active family. He is about 2 years old, and
a very happy, friendly fellow. Visit him today at
SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130 Avenue N. in Largo,
or call 727-586-3591.

Friends of Strays
Sunshine is a very loving and sweet one year old adult
cat. She is a beautiful, petite DSH classic buff. Please
stop by our shelter at 2911 47 Avenue N. in St. Peters-
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been hospitalized, including lifestyle changes that can help reduce risk factors to avoid additional illness, and the
detection and management of symptoms. Palms HomeCare serves both Pinellas and Hillsborough counties and
received the 2006, 2007 and 2008 HomeCare Elite Award of Excellence, recognizing the top 25% of home health
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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.

NARFE Chapter
1140 to Meet
All Federal retirees and active
Federal employees are encouraged to
attend an upcoming meeting of the
NARFE Chapter 1140 that includes
St. Petersburg and the Gulf Beaches.
The October meeting will be held on
Wednesday, October 28 at 11:30 at the
Fountains of Boca Ciega Bay, 1255 S.
Pasadena Avenue in South Pasadena
in the Key West Dining Room. The
cost for lunch is only $5 and spouses
and guests are welcomed. This will
be their annual Federal Health
Insurance Fair and will include
representatives from BCBS, GEHA,
and MHBP programs. Insurance
options and the key 2010 changes

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Opm House

Saturday, Oct. 17 1-4pm

Wine Refreshments
Door Prizes
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will be explored and explained by
these insurance representatives.
Reservations will need to be made in
advance by calling (727)368-8569 or

US Power Squadron
Seminar Series
The United States Power Squadrons
Seminar Series, Anchoring,
presented by the St. Petersburg
Sail & Power Squadron, will be held
on Wednesday, October 21 from
7-9 p.m., at the St. Petersburg Sailing
Center, 250 Second Ave SE, Demens
Landing, St. Petersburg.
Instruction is free, materials cost

$20 per family. Maximum of 20
students; pre-registration required.
Contact www.boating-stpete.org or

Halloween Trolley
Schedule Change
The free downtown trolley that
runs through downtown Gulfport on
Friday and Saturday evenings will
not be running on Halloween night,
Saturday, October 31. The trolley will
run as normal on Friday, October 30
from 6-10 p.m. The Gulfport/St. Pete
Beach Connector Trolley will still run
as scheduled with no changes.

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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.
Jay & Lolita "Teamsters"
Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Italian American accordion by
Woody for fun & dancing
Donations accepted
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Halloween Bash
The City of Gulfport's Recreation
Division has set the Spooktakular
Halloween Bash for Saturday,
October 31st. This ghoulish event
will be held at the Recreation Center
starting at 7 p.m. The bash will
include a bigger and better frightful
Haunted House, carnival games with
candy and prizes, a Haunted Snack
Shack, a BOO-ROOM for tots and
a Costume Contest for the children
and their family. The Haunted Snack
Shack will sell pizza slices for a $1,
"potion" for 25 and popcorn for 25.
The Costume Contest will begin at
7:30 p.m. Winners will be chosen
from eight age categories: 0-1, 2-3,
4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12, 13-17 and Family.
There will be three awards given in
each age category. The fun ends at
9 p.m. Plan to be there, as we are
"dying" to see you!

Fish Fry to Benefit
Sheriffs Youth Ranches
The Leverock's Fish Fry is back! This
Pinellas County tradition, started
by Mr. Johnny Leverock, benefits
the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches.
Join Pinellas County Sheriff Jim
Coats at Leverock's Seafood House
at 840 South Pasadena Avenue in S.
Pasadena on Saturday, October 24
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tickets are $5 in advance and $7
on the day of the event. The meal
includes a generous portion of
fish, hush puppies (Aunt Bertha's
secret recipe), fries, cole slaw and
a soft drink. Other beverages will
be available for purchase. Guests

Ancient Healing
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will be entertained by classic rock
band Ferengata's Carli and David
and other local musicians. Advance
tickets can be purchased from the
Pinellas County Sheriffs Office at
727-367-4588 or the Youth Ranches
at 800-765-3797.

Community-Wide Yard
Sale in St. Pete Beach
ST. PETE BEACH, FL: The St. Pete
Beach Community Center will be
hosting a community-wide yard sale
on Saturday, November 7 from 8
a.m. to 1 p.m. You can sell your own
items for extra cash or come browse
for bargains. Cost for a vendor spot
is $10 for SPB residents and $12.50
for non-residents. Tables are $5 each
while supplies last. Sellers can begin
setting up as early as 6 a.m. that

morning at the Community Center,
7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Registration
will run from October 1 through
November 6 or until all spots are full.
Call 363-92455 with questions.

Town Shores
Red Hatters
Their October Bunko game is
tomorrow, Friday, October 16 in
the clubhouse lounge. Doors open
at 12:45 with play to begin at 1 p.m.
Bring your $2. On Tuesday, October
27 they will have lunch at the Village
Pub on Shore Blvd. in Gulfport. You
do not need to call in reservations for
For more information, call Carole at
345-2303 or Julie at 343-6587.

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5404 Gulfport Blvd. S. 362-0001
Unfair Cigar Tax
Prices Rolled Back To 2008
On All Premium Cigars!
Pre- S-ChpPicngt

Try Our Champagne Brunch
Every Sunday, 10 a.m. 1:45 p.m.
Your First Mimosa or
Glass of Champagne is FREE!
What's Your Favorite Day?
Taco Tuesdays
Fried/baked Chicken Wednesdays
Meatloaf Thursdays Seafood Fridays
Party Platters Available


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

New Class: Chair Yoga, every Wed. at
Luminaries on Sale at Senior Center:
The Senior Center will be selling
luminaries to be displayed in ('lI. .ri'.
Park on Nov. 30 during the Holiday Tree
Lighting Ceremony. The $2.00 luminaries
can be purchased now in honor of, in
memory of or a holiday greeting for a
family member, friend or business. Call
the Senior Center for more information.
A Weekend Wonderland Fundraiser:
Hold the Date! The Gulfport Senior
Center and its Foundation are sponsoring
a Weekend Wonderland Fundraiser on
December 4th and 5th. There will be a live
& silent auction on December 4th which
will also include an opportunity raffle
for theme baskets and a chance to win a
large door prize give away. Beverages and
appetizers will be provided. Admission
tickets are $5 and are now available
at the Senior Center. On Saturday the
Dec. 5th there will be a large flea market
which will include a Better Boutique. All
proceeds support projects of the Senior
Center Foundation that directly benefit
the Senior Center.
Items needed for December
Upscale Sale & Silent Auction
Items needed for Troop Support:
(chewing gum, toothpaste, candy,
peanuts, etc.)
Tues. Oct. 16, 9:30a.m.
Community Law Program

(must qualify)
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, 1p.m.
Movie in Theater (Akeelah & the Bee)
Mon. Oct. 26, 3p.m.
Cruise Day Trip Party (refreshments)
Thurs. Oct 29, 7p.m.
Italian Performance
(Theater), Tickets $7
includes refreshments
Tues. Nov.3 & 10, 12:30pm
AARP Driving Classes,
Call 867-7888 to reg.
Tues. Nov. 17 Free Memory
Screenings. Call for appointment
Every Monday
10a.m. Cards
10a.m. Diabetic Class
or Support Group (alternates)
1p.m. Dominoes, Mah Jongg
4p.m. Beginning Spanish,
resumes Oct. 19
5p.m. Spanish Conversation,
resumes, Oct. 19
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

* Gulfport Library

or 893-2237
10:30a.m. Investment Discussion,
11:15a.m. Bone Strengthening
Exercise Class
1:30p.m. Yoga, resumes Oct. 28
3:45p.m. Chair Yoga
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
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,
(resumes Oct. 16)
1p.m. Bingo
2p.m. Chat Room; Share Life Stories,
Support Groups:
Diabetic Support (1st &
3rd Mon. at 10am)
Hearing Support (1st
& 3rd Mon at 2pm)
Vision Support (2nd & 4th Mon)
Caregiver Support, Wed. 2pm
Computer Classes
One-on-one computer training
sessions are available at no
cost. Call for reservations.
Services for Gulfport Seniors
GEMS Door-toTransportation. Call
for info.
Telephone Reassurance for
Gulfport seniors living alone

5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074

or fax 893-1072

Gulfport Creative Short Story Writ-
ers: Every Wednesday, 10:00 am.
One-on-One Computer Instruction:
By appointment only--contact Alex
Hooks at the Reference Desk, or call
Coffee/Talk: Discussion of Galileo's
Daughter, by Dava Sobel. Thursday,
October 15, 10:00 am.
Coffee/Talk Movie: "Galileo's Bat-
tle for the Heavens," (WGBH/NOVA,
2006, 2 hrs.) based on the book Galileo's
Daughter. Thursday, October 15, 1:30

The G & O Book Club: Philosophical
discussion group based on works of G. I.
Gurdjieff and philosopher P. D. Ouspen-
sky. Saturday, October 17, 1:30 pm.
Genealogy Discussion Group: Sat-
urday, October 24, 1:00 pm.
Short Stories Study Group: Present-
ed by local chapter, Brandeis University
Women. Monday, October 26, 1:00 pm.
Art Exhibit: Pastels by Paul Nucci.
Starts Friday, November 6.
Author Talk and Book Signing:
Philip Tropea, operatic tenor and au-
thor of Marco. Saturday, November 7,
2:00 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs
and meetings are held in The Frances
Purdy Friends Room
Open Monday-Friday: 10 am 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am -4 pm
All meetings and programs are free
and open to the public
Programs and dates are subject to
For more information, call: 893-1074,
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or check our website:
Search for/reserve items on our online
catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.com
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Slices city Sponsored Activities

i in the Community

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.

CLASSES Call instructor for
more information
* AAYA Dance Thurs., 6 p.m.
Call AAYA 813-885-2292.
* AAYA Cheerleading Tues., 6
p.m. Call AAYA 813-885-2292.
* Body Sculpt-RETURNS IN NO-
VEMBER- Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Billie at 239-313-0876.
* Cane Self Defense Class-Mon.,
6:30-7:30 p.m. Call Mike at 320-
* 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.
Gabber October 15 October 21, 2009

* 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.
* Stretch and Tone Tues. &
Thurs., 9-10 a.m. Call Jean 302-
* 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.
* Watercolor- Art for Living- Wed.,
9:30 a.m. -Noon. Call Judith at
* Yoga Thurs.., 6:30 p.m. Call
Maureen at 381-2166.


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

Oct. 15-25,
Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.,
Sun. 1:30 p.m.

by Island Community Theater

Tickets $10 student/$15 adult 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.

Mon. Oct 26, 7-10:15pm- USA
Ballroom Dance $5 Members, $7

Thurs., Oct. 29, 7-11pm
Hot & Cold Buffet, $10

Fri. Oct 30, 7:30-11:30pm
Costume Dance, $10 in cos-
tume, $12 St. Clothes
Benefit for Sr. Ctr. by Gulfport
Merchants Association

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- Opm-Salsa
7-8:30 Lessons,8:30-10 Dance $7

Bi-Yearly Gulfport City-Wide Yard Sale and
"Antiques in the Park" & "Classic Car Show"
at Clymer Park, Saturday, November 7, 2009
What you need to know about the next City-Wide Yard Sale:
Each 1st Saturday of each month, you can have your yard sale at your Gulfport
residence and it's Permit Free. On this "special" Saturday, November 7th, a
brochure will be created with your address no charge! (Rain date, November
There are many convenient ways be added to the City-Wide Yard Sale
*Email your Gulfport address to: gbiron@mygulfport.us
* Fill out the form in the Gulfport Gabber and return to City Hall
*Print it off the City's website (www.mygulfport.us) on the main page under
"Latest News," fill out and return to City Hall.
***The address information is due by
Friday, October 30th by 4:30 p.m.***
You can get the City Wide Yard Sale Brochure on Thursday, November 5 at all
City facilities or a complete address list in the Gulfport Gabber in the garage
sale section. On Saturday, November 7, (' lyin,.- Park (corner of Gulfport Blvd.
S. and Beach Blvd. S.) will be the main hub to pick up your brochure at the day
of the event. Visit the "Antiques in the Park and Classic Car Show" show as
one of your stops! There will be food and drink vendors available.
The City-Wide Yard Sale is sponsored by the City of Gulfport. The Classic
Car Show" is sponsored by CERT and the City of Gulfport. The "Antiques
in the Park" is sponsored by the City of Gulfport and Gulfport Lions Club,
and managed by Hula Hula Productions. The ('ly i.-i' Park event begins at
10 a.m.
(NOTE: For more information on the City-Wide Yard Sale, contact Gail at
727-893-1118. For more info on the "Antiques in the
Park" event, contact Annette at 727-421-0441.)

City of Gulfport
Permit Free City-wide Yard Sale Map Application Form
Saturday, November 7th (rain date Sunday, November 8th)
Gulfport Residents only Yard Sale is Dawn to Dusk


Phone #

Please return to City Hall no later than Friday, October 30th by 4:30
p.m. to make the map brochure.

Note: Please print clearly.

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fior 40 years

1419 49th St. South Gulfport

scabber (727) 321-6965
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Tampa Bay Senior Expo
The Tampa Bay Senior Expo is
coming to the Coliseum in downtown
St. Petersburg. This is a special
event designed to help seniors make
the most of their golden years!
For one day only at the Coliseum
meet local professionals who offer
expertise in financial planning,
health, fitness, volunteerism, and
recreation. There's so much to
experience on Monday, October 19
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Tampa Bay Senior Expo is a free
day of educational seminars, as well
as fun and entertainment! There
will be live musicians, a magician
and door prizes. Stroll through
the floor and browse exhibits from
over 50 local organizations offering
products, tips, advice and free
There will be health screenings and
insurance seminars with options
relating to you. Visit with residential
communities and local hospitals so
you can make educated decisions.
Take charge of your golden years at
the Tampa Bay Senior Expo!
Bring in a canned food item to
support Meals on Wheels, and get
ready for fun, in this special day
dedicated to seniors.
Free admission and free parking.
The Coliseum is located at 535 Fourth
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg.

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Gabber October 15 October 21, 2009

Starting A New Band Looking For Muscians

I am starting a band which will play music from the 1920's co today. Every song will be modified to give it a mod-
ern sound. The format selection will be strict in that each song will be appropriate for any age venue, particularly
over 35. All music will be danceable and a party favorite.
I am looking for people who may have played a musical instrument and always wanted to be in a band but couldn't
because they chose career, family and responsibility.

This person might now be in a position to
pursue this long delayed dream. You don't have
to be a great musician. We can grow together.
The chemistry of the group is most important. I
anticipate that we would remain a hobby band
for 6 to 12 months depending on how quickly
we can create a four hour program. When we
are ready we will begin paid bookings.
I am looking for the following:
Lead guitar
Rhythm guitar
Bass guitar
Keyboard player
(Brass section including)
Coronet, Slide Trombone, Saxophone
Violin Player(s)
I need a couple of the musicians to be able to
sing back up. It would be great to have one or
more females who play an instrument and sing
or just sing. Most of our music will include lots
of vocal backup and featuring each member.
The objective of this band is to have fun and
create a terrific musical experience for the audi-

Requirements to join the band are:
Must be over 40 years old
and clean cut.
Must be financially settled,
dependable with reliable transportation
Must have a good sense of humor

You may be a social drinker
Absolutely no drugs or smoking

This band is "Top Secret" until our first "Gig."
(Except to friends and family)
All band members must leave their egos at the door.

Here is the bad part:
I will be the lead singer and manager of the
band. I will do the initial interviewing and selec-
tion of band members. Once we are settled as a
group we can vote members in. I am easy going
and always open to suggestion but I feel there
must be some structure to the group.

Here is the good part:
I will finance much of the equipment such
as mixer, amps, mikes and speakers. You will
need to bring your instrument and any equip-
ment associated with your instrument such as
tuners, phasers, chords, etc. I will manage the
equipment of the band in a way that, if someone
leaves, the rest of the band won't suffer.
I have been a singer for many years on stage
and in bands but spent 30 years as a Manager
for large corporations. At the end of this career,
I can finally realize my dream of working with
some fun and dedicated people in, what will soon
become the best band in the area. I am look-
ing for normal, talented people with that same

I look forward to your call, Fred Walker
Gabber October 15 October 21, 2009 3

Local Obituaries

Pasadena and formerly of Belleair
Bluffs, died Oct. 8, 2009. Margaret is
survived by many wonderful friends.
Moss-Feaster Funeral Home Largo,

KIRSCH, WALTER J., 79, went
to be with the Lord on Oct. 3, 2009.
He was born in Ebensburg, PA and
moved here from Naperville, IL in
1989. He is survived by his wife of 53
years, Jane; son, Craig of Chicago;
daughter, Chris Keefe (Jim) of
Berlin, MA; grandchildren, Jessica,
Manchester, NH, Loren, Nathan and
Caitlin Keefe of Massachusetts; and
10 brothers and sisters. Walter served
in the Air Force and graduated from
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(Bachelors), McDaniel College
(Masters), and University of Illinois
(Advanced Degree). He taught high
school English and was English
Department Chairman in Naperville,
IL before retiring. He belonged to
Pasadena Yacht and Country Club
and was a member of St. Andrew
Lutheran Church. A memorial
service will be held at ALifeTribute
FuneralCare in Gulfport on Friday,
Oct. 9, 2009 at 2 p.m., followed by a
gathering at 5950 Pelican Bay Plaza

in their "Commodore Room" to share
a celebration of his life. In lieu of
flowers you may make donations
to the Alzheimer's Association or
The Suncoast Hospice Foundation.
ALifeTribute FuneralCare-Gulfport

JACK W., 63, of St.
Petersburg, passed
away on Sept. 30th,
2009 in Jacksonville,
FL. He is survived by
his mother Ramona
The will of God Homer, his children
won't place Rachel Sanford,
you where the Jack Vaughan, Jr.,
Grace of God
Christine Gonzales
can't reach you.
Love you all of St. Pete,
always, Dad his brothers Jim
Vaughan, Kenneth
Vaughan (deceased), Terry Vaughan,
all of St. Pete and Tommy Homer of
Ormond Beach, FL, his sisters Valrie
Hileman of Jacksonville Beach,
FL and Monica Scholler of Naples,
FL, four grandchildren Crystal,
Lacey, Kyle and Katie and many
nieces and nephews. He was a very
successful business owner of Badd
Boy Appliances. He will be missed by
all who knew and loved him.

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wife to see her first grandchild,
a girl. Wasn't scary at all!

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Bowl to Benefit
Gulfcoast Oncology
Ten Pin Lanes, 1453 Pasadena
Avenue S. in S. Pasadena, will hold
a Bowling Benefit for Gulfcoast
Oncology Foundation on Sunday,
November 8 from 1-4 p.m. Entry fee
is $25 each and $10 for children age
10 and under includes three games of
bowling. Event features prizes, silent
auction items and raffles. There will
be an After Bowling Event at Gigi's
Italian Restaurant, 6852 Gulfport
Boulevard in S. Pasadena. Gulfport
Oncology Fouindation is a non-profit
501(c)3 organization that raises funds
to develop and foster community
resources, provide education as well
as non-medical financial assistance to
cancer patients throughout Pinellas
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Gulfport Beach September Water Quality Report

By Cathy Salustri
Each week the City of Gulfport tests the water quality
in the waters off Gulfport Beach. Gulfport has contracted
with the City of St. Petersburg for the tests.
Every month The Gabber publishes the results of those
tests. If, at any time, the tests show that the water qual-
ity poses a health risk, the City of Gulfport will issue a
Health Advisory. Gulfport typically receives test results
within a week of taking the sample.
Currently, the City tests for two things: enterococcus and
fecal coliform. Scientists consider enterococcus a common
bacteria found in animal and human intestines, and, re-
sultingly, in human and animal excrement. Federal stan-
dards used to require agencies to measure water quality
by the amount of fecal coliform along public beach waters
but recently have replaced fecal coliform with enterococ-
cus as the standard. Fecal coliform also comes from the
waste of warm-blooded animals, including humans.
The City of Gulfport currently tests for both types of bac-
teria. Test results will help classify Gulfport Harbor as
"good", "moderate", or "poor". Enterococcus of less than 35
parts per 100 milliliter and fecal coliform of less than 199
per 100 milliliter of saltwater indicate good water qual-
ity. For more information, contact the City of Gulfport at
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Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 2009
12 Noon
(Luncheon served)
Program begins at 12:30
St. Alban's Episcopal Church
300 85th Avenue
(Corner of 85th Avenue and Boca Ciega Dr)
St. Pete Beach

Gabber October 15 October 21, 2009

Gulfport's Halloween

Decorations Contest

Application Form


By Mary Marsh

Opening Glow
Members of The Art Guild of
Treasure Island have given us
a bright new opening show on
the walls of the Treasure Island
Community Center through
November 5th. Today I introduce
the works of Alieda Mehalko,
Patricia McEntire and Daniel
Wright, saving those of Luba
Robinson and Donald Silvestri for
next time.
Alieda Mehalko treats the
viewer to beautifully executed
watercolors, showing the influence
of her teacher and gifted artist,
the late Ed Bookmyer. Effective
composition, strong value and color
control make "St. Augustine Light"
a great example of her work. The
viewer's eye is drawn down the
path to the noble lighthouse.
Guildpresident, PatriciaMcEntire,
offers us her joyful paintings, both
still life and landscapes, some
realistic, some whimsical. In her
colorful mixed media "Poppies
In the Garden", Pat has created
an inviting, tranquil scene. Set
against soft, distant mountains is
an old country house surrounded by
shade trees with a profusion of red
flowers in the open foreground.
A New York native, Daniel
Wright, 'paints' in charcoal. His
true understanding of values and
his strong drawing skills work
together to create not sketches,
but sophisticated portraits. In
"Madeline Peyroux" Daniel uses
the graceful position of her body
to mimic the lines of the chair,
creating flowing movement in his
Enjoy this exhibit at the Center
located on 106th Avenue just east
of Gulf Blvd. Call the Recreation
Center at 547-4575 for information
about hours.

Gabber October 15 October 21, 2009

Address Phone
I would like to participate in the Halloween Decorations Contest and
will abide by contest rules.

I DO or DO NOT wish my name and address to be in any publication.

Circle one:
Single or Joint

Single or Joint Single or Joint

1. The General Theme is for single/joint homes only.
2. The Commercial Theme is for single/joint business and professional
locations, including home occupations.
3. Entrants must indicate in which theme they will participate.
4. A plaque will be awarded to the winner of each theme.
5. Only (1) plaque will be awarded for "joint" home or business partici-
Judging will be on Monday, October 26, 2009.
All participants must be prepared by 6:30p.m.
A judging schedule will not be announced.
Please return this application to:
Gulfport Recreation Center
5730 Shore Blvd. So.
Gulfport, FL 33707
Call 893-1068 for more information

Contest Rules
1. All entrants must be City of Gulfport residents or businesses.
2. Each participant shall select one theme and so indicate above.
3. Businesses are urged to participate.
4. Applications MUST be submitted for participation and received by
NOON, Monday, Oct. 26th. Judging will be done after 6:30 p.m. on Mon-
day, Oct. 26th. The judges' route schedule will not be announced.
5. Plaques will be awarded to the winner of each theme. Winners will be
announced in the Oct. 29th edition of the Gulfport Gabber. Winners will
be recognized and presented their plaques at the Gulfport's City Council
meeting Tuesday, November 3rd at 7 p.m., located at 2401 53rd St. S.

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Town Shores Golf
Welcome back to all the snow birds.
Their next golf outing is scheduled
for Saturday, October 31. For those
who are new to Town Shores, this
outing is open to all men and women
residents and guests of Town
Get your foursome together or they
will partner you in a group. The
event will be held at the Terra Ceia
Bay Country Club which is a short
drive over the Iky\\.iy Bridge in
The price is $35 per person and
includes 18 holes of golf with cart,
lunch, beverages and prizes.
Registration will be at 7:45 a.m. with
a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Please
make checks out to: Terra Ceia Bay
Country Club and all checks should
be in by Monday, October 26. Please
get checks to Lew Lamb at 345-
3046, Chet Halgas at 384-2093 or
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1. Stroke/Carotid Ultrasound ............................................................................................ $35
This test visualizes build-up of plaque in the carotid arteries that may lead to stroke.
Strokes are associated with carotid blockage. 50% have no warning signs.

2. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) ............................................................................... $35
95% of ruptured AAA's result in death. The majority of victims have no symptoms.
3. Arterial Disease (PAD) Test ............................................................................................$35
Ultrasound Doppler is used to detect poor circulation due to blockage in the extremities. An abnormal PAD test
is a strong indicator of heart disease.
4. Thyroid Ultrasound ...................................................................................................... $35
Scan to rule out cysts, nodules, goiters and tumors.
5. Abdominal Ultrasound ..................................................................................................$85
Helps identify cancers of the liver, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, gallstones, kidney stones and more.
6. Heart Scan Echocardiogram ...................................................................................... $95
Screening to view wall motion, valves, enlargements, calcifications, stenosis, prolapse, blood clots,
tumors and fluid around the heart.
Complete Evaluation (All 6 Ultrasounds) ............................................................................ $169
Q. How accurate are these health screenings?
A. Our adherence to stringent protocol, highly trained sonographers, state-of-the-art ultrasound machines, and
board certified interpreting radiologists make the screenings exceedingly accurate. Physician written protocols
ensure consistency and accuracy.
Q. Why should I have these tests if I have no symptoms?
A. It is important to have a screening to identify problems before symptoms arise, potentially avoiding a serious
health crisis. Unfortunately, our body's warning signs often come too late.
Q. Does my doctor do these tests as part of my routine checkup?
A. Most physicians can only prescribe ultrasound tests if you are already having symptoms, not for prevention
reasons. Prevention Plus is here to identify disease before a problem occurs.
No Prescription necessary. These test are not included in routine physical.
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Something' oH my mind
SBy Bill Northrop B_Northrop@theGabber.com

Driving Me Mad

F lorida driving is like the
weather: everyone talks about
it, but no one does anything
about it.
That came to mind a couple of weeks
ago when, on one Sunday in the Tam-
pa Bay area there were 50 accidents
involving 131 vehicles and 121 in-
juries. That there were no fatalities
was extraordinary news. Cause of
the wrecks was blamed on the rain
as if there was a sudden blanket of
ice and snow on the roads. The fact
is that the accidents were caused by
drivers. We all know that and as ob-
served in the lead paragraph, every-
one talks about it.
At one time, as a new arrival in
Florida, I wrote out a list of 10 things
Florida drivers do that could cause
accidents. Now, I can only recall
seven. It might be age, but it's prob-
ably that I've gotten so accepting of
the other three that they no longer
register. Maybe I'm guilty of them,
too. Anyway, my list includes: not us-
ing turn signals, following too close-
ly and not allowing anyone to have
any space between vehicles, chang-
ing lanes abruptly including moving
from an outside lane to an inside lane
to make a turn, and, of course, run-
ning red lights. There's a reason our

car insurance rates are some of the
highest in the nation.
I've driven in a lot of major cities
including New York. They move a lot
of people very quickly there and they
are impatient to say the least not to
mention often very vocal. But, some-
how, they seem to be better drivers.
Maybe it's because they don't all
think they are NASCAR drivers.
I don't know how many die a year on
Florida highways, but it's probably a
couple thousand while 50 times that
many are injured. Talk about add-
ing to health care costs. Nationally,
we kill 37,000 and injure 2 million,
but we applaud it because it's less
than it has been. We've killed more
on the highways than all the wars
Quoting statistics is impersonal.
Anyone who has been involved in an
accident, however, knows it's a trau-
matic event. As a reporter, I covered
many fatal accidents witnessing the
gory results and sometimes inter-
viewing survivors and relatives of
the dead. It was neither fun nor im-
The question, of course, is what to
do about it? I'm not sure I have the
answers, but here are a few sugges-

Revive the aerial reconnaissance
patrols they once had (if they have
them now, they aren't noticeable
or effective). It might help catching
the in and outers on the major high-
Revamp the driver education pro-
grams including the testing. In other
words, make the tests more difficult
reflecting the seriousness of the sub-
Use commercial aviation-like simu-
lators to create realistic emergency
driving conditions and techniques.
Do use cameras at red lights.
Keep the issue in front of the pub-
lic with annual state reports that
include the number of dead and in-
jured, cost to drivers and insurers,
cause of accidents, and identification
of "hot spots".
E-mail me your suggestions.

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Legion Auxiliary 125
Needs Donations
American Legion Auxiliary 125
needs supplies to send to our troops.
Snacks (crackers, pop tarts, ('hliI'
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!

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
and 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 dini \\ .1/ I.inilp. '. iy.rr.com.

Gabber October 15 October 21, 2009

Ragtime Annie &
Jazzin' Bob at Post 305
On Friday, October 16 from 7-10 p.m. Post 305, 6999 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete
Beach, will have "Ragtime Annie & Jazzin' Bob" performing in the lounge. Annie
plays the banjo, guitar and sings all her favorite songs from the 20s to the 50s.
Bob plays the sax and chromatic harmonicas. They will be doing standards, big
band and swing for dancing, Dixieland, singalong songs, old time rock 'n roll
and some country music. They have been playing in Florida, New Jersey and
Long Island for many years. Come on out and have a great time singing along or
dancing to your favorite tunes.

Attention Veterans
It's official. DD-214's are now available online. The National Personnel Records
Center (NPRC) has provided the following website for veterans to gain access to
their DD-214's online: http://vetrecs.archives.gov/.
This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his DD-214 for
employment purposes. Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former
military members may now use a new online military personnel records system
to request documents. Other individuals with a need for documents must still
complete the Standard Form 180 which can be downloaded from the website.

Blood Drive at AmVets Post 1
AmVets Post 1 is having a blood drive on October 31 from noon to 4 p.m. Free
food for all donors with lives music. Help save a life this Halloween. They are
located at 421 45 Avenue S. in St. Petersburg.

I American Legion Activities

O Post 125
6440 5th Ave. S., St. Petersburg 347-6085
Lunch Served Southern Knights Band Southern Knights Band Lunch Served Lunch Served
7-11pm 7-11p 11 am3pm 11am 3pm
11am-3prm Kitchen Open 3-7pm Kitchen Open 2-5pm No Lunch Served 1Euchre 1pm
Kitchen Open Darts 8pmr Ron's Karaoke 7p Bingo 6pm
Ron's Karaoke 7pm 1am-7p Free Pool til 5pm Ron's Karaoke 7pm Kitchen open

Legion dinners will resume Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17 following the October 11th Sunday Blood

Post 305
6999 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 367-1596

Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!

.utl o t's Centenital

100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!
In just 52 weeks, Gulfport will
celebrate the centennial of its incorpora-
tion, October 12, 1910. We'll be remind-
ing you every week with an interesting
Sold photograph from the collection of the
Historical Museum. See if you can iden-
l tify the people, places, and above all the
7ai decade of each picture as it comes along.
4, To make it a little bit of a challenge, we
won't publish the correct caption until the
following week.

We know it today as the Peninsula Inn,
but it was called the Bay View Hotel
when it was built in 1914. It became the
Pipin' Hot Inn in 1934 and the Sunny Bay
Who are these two guys and what kind of a fish is that they're loading into Manor between 1939 and 1944. In 1947 it
a Hibbs truck? Answer next week. was the Cedars Restorium and the Cedars
Hospital in 1949. Now at 2937 Beach Bou-
Think you know the answer? levard, its first address was the northwest
Send us an email with your answer, name and corner of Davis Boulevard and Bon Air.
phone number to News@theGabber.com

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Most Holy Name
Most Holy Name will hold their
Oktoberfest on Thursday through
Sunday, October 29 through
November 1. Their musical line-up
includes Cathy's Lorelei German
Band Thursday, Motel Funk
Friday, Urban Gypsies Saturday
evening, Sarasota Slim Saturday
night, and the Impromptus Band
Sunday evening. Sunday afternoon
you will be entertained with a Latin
beat. All entertainment this year
will be indoors in the Maria center
Their flavors from around the
world include Italian and Greek
cuisine, barbecue, kettle corn, dogs,
burgers and brauts. Holy Name's
Spanish ministry will provide a
Latin American flavor each night
throughout the festival.
Bring your kids and celebrate
Halloween in a safe and fun
environment. Saturday at 5 p.m.
there will be a costume contest for
all ages with a very special celebrity
judge. Bucs fans, they invite you to
come visit, get autographs and take
pictures from one of the most beloved
Bucs fans "the Big ". Make sure
you check out the ad next week to
find out who the celebrity guest will
Many of the old favorites are still
around, the games, rides, arts & crafts
fair, sweets for the sweet, beer and
the Wine Garden. So come join in the
fun as the air is filled with laughter,
music, and dance. Most Holy Name
church is located at 5800 15 Avenue
S. in Gulfport. For information and
details call 727-347-9989.

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Grooves, and

Good Times

By Cathy Salustri

"This is our version of a .l
stimulus package," Gulfport
Chamber of Commerce Pres-
ident Lori Rosso told the .
crowd gathered at the point
Friday night. She encour-
aged the crowd to visit local
shops, restaurants and bars
after the concert.
The Friday night Concert The Merchant's Association gave the Gulfport
on the Point, an autumn Recreation Center a check for $1000 at Friday night's
extension of the summer se- Concert on the Point.
ries, featured Groove Altar.
The summer concert series enjoyed such popularity with locals and visitors
that the Chamber extended it through December, Rosso said.
"The hallmark of Gulfport events is that they give back to the community,"
Rosso said. In keeping with that idea, the Gulfport Merchant's Association
presented the Recreation Center with a check for $1,000. Rosso also presented
the Recreation Center with the large stuffed Gecko used every year during the
city's GeckoFest.


One of the best discoveries I made after moving to Gulfport was Clam
Bayou. It truly is a birders paradise. Here's a picture of a beautiful great
white egret perched by the lagoon waiting for an unsuspecting fish to
swim by.
-Submitted by Carol Schiffler
Have a Photo You Want to Share?
Send it to: News@theGabber.com
Include a brief description and your name.
The Gabber will be happy to include it in an up coming Shutterbugs.


By Scott Lafee
Coming Clean
Modern medical science is all about
asking deep, probing, revealing
questions. We might not have
penicillin today if Dr. Florey hadn't
asked, "What's this damn mold on my
coat?" Or something to that effect.
Some questions of health and
hygiene, however, are better left
unasked. And yet, in the spirit of full
disclosure (figuratively speaking),
we present the results of a 20,000-
person AOL poll seeking to answer
the query: How dirty is the average
Question 1: How often do you wash
or change your bedsheets?
Forty percent said once a week; 34
percent said every two weeks; 16
percent once a month; and 10 percent
less than once a month.
Question 2: Do you re-wear
underwear before washing?
Seventy-eight percent said never; 17
percent said once or twice; 4 percent
said three to four times; and 1 percent
said they wear their underwear more
than five times before washing it.

Question 3: How often do you brush
your teeth?
Twelve percent said more than
twice a day; 41 percent said twice a
day; 42 percent said at least once a
day; and 5 percent said often a day
goes by without brushing at all.
If you fall into any of the last
categories for any of these questions,
you should know that your mother is
very, very unhappy with you. We're
not too thrilled either.
Giving critically ill hospital
patients a daily bath with a mild,
soapy, antibacterial solution used
by surgeons to "scrub in" before an
operation reduced by as much as
73 percent the number of patients
who develop potentially deadly
bloodstream infections, according to
a study at Johns Hopkins Hospital
and five other institutions.
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(three pieces, 92.4 grams) contains
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recommended total fat intake for a
2,000-calorie daily diet.
It also contains 25 milligrams of
cholesterol (8 percent); 382 mg of
sodium (16 percent); 19 grams of
total carbohydrates (6 percent); 2 g of
dietary fiber (8 percent); 1 g of sugar;
and 8 g of protein.
All the things I really like to do are
either immoral, illegal or fattening. --
American critic Alexander Woollcott
Everyday health
This is one of the all-in-one websites,
a kind of grocery store of health-
related stuff, with sections devoted
to basic details on common diseases
and ailments, expert advice, a drug
guide, news and recipes. It can seem
a bit much, but a little poking around
turns up lots of useful information.
A Northwestern University mouse
study showed rodents that ate when
they should have been sleeping
gained more weight than rodents
who ate at normal, waking hours.
Researchers suggest the midnight
munching disrupts metabolism and
the hormones that signal satiety.
They say these findings are likely
true of humans, too.
Ochlophobia -- fear of crowds or
During a live radio debate in 1943,
author-critic-radio personality
Alexander Woollcott suffered a fatal
heart attack. Unaware that anything
was wrong, hundreds of listeners
called in to complain that Woollcott,
famous for his vociferous wit, was
being disappointingly quiet.

Gabber October 15 October 21, 2009

Allthenew tht'sfit

Annual Plant and
Garden Doodad Sale
The Garden Club of St. Petersburg
will hold their Annual Plant and
Garden Doodad Sale on Friday,
October 30 from 9-4 and Saturday,
October 31 from 9-2 at the Garden
Club Center, 500 Sunset Drive S.
in St. Petersburg. Plants are grown
by the Garden Club members (no
vendors) and all proceeds help
support the many community
projects that the Garden Club works
on throughout the year. There will
be hundreds of plants from hibiscus,
crotons, orchids, kalanchoes, lilies,
ferns, herbs, caladiums, vegetables,
many different trees and vines and
some very special exotics.
Call Astrid Suau at 894-2566 or
Bonnie Bowen at 526-6117 or visit

Geckoween Coming
to the Casino
GULFPORT, FL: Because one
celebration of the Gecko is never
enough, the Gulfport Merchants
Association has crafted this new
event to celebrate Geckohood and
Halloween at the same time. On
Friday, October 30, join hundreds of
friends and neighbors at the Gulfport
Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore
Boulevard S. in Gulfport, from 7:30
to 11:30 p.m. The event will benefit
the non-profit Gulfport Merchants
Association and the Gulfport Senior
Center Foundation. Advance tickets
are $10 and can be purchased at the
GMA/Chamber of Commerce booth
during the Art Walk on October 17,
as well as Domain Home Accessories,

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The Outpost, Sail Away Realty and
the Chamber of Commerce.
Tickets at the door will be $10 for
those in costume or $12 for non-
costumed attendees. Donations of
non-perishable food will be accepted
at the door and $12 admissions will
be reduced to $10 for any attendees
who bring in donations. The food will
be distributed to Gulfport families
in need.
Needless to say, costumes
(gecko-related or not) are greatly
encouraged. A live DJ will provide
musicfor dancing andentertainment.
Light snacks and a cash bar will
be available. Other activities will
include a silent auction, a costume
contest with prizes, opportunity
drawings and a 50/50 chance
Merchants: Please consider donating
items for the Geckoween silent
auction. Donations of merchandise
or gift certificates will be greatly
appreciated and are tax-deductible.
For more information, contact Mike
Baggs at michaelbaggs@hotmail.
com or 430-7148.

Donate Books, Stamps,
Postcards to Library
Donations of books, stamps
and postcards are wanted by the
bookstore of The Friends of the West
St. Petersburg Community Library
located on the St. Petersburg College
Gibbs Campus at the corner of Eighth
Avenue N. and 67th Street. The
proceeds from the sale of these items
are used to fund special children's
and adult programs to benefit the
community. They are willing to pick
up any items at your convenience.
Call Charlie Grandmaison at
343-2776 or email to ChasGene@aol.

Stretch and Tone
Stretch and Tone is returning to the
Gulfport Recreation Center. Come
check out this fun class full of great
people lead by Jean. Classes will be
on Tuesday and Thursdays from
9:00-10:00 am. The fee will be $3
for each class. Bring mat and light
weights. Please call Jean at 302-9423
for questions.

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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 10/2
Trouble with Individual- 2600 BIk
Beach Blvd. S.
Domestic Verbal- 3000 BIk York St.
Trouble with Individual- 2600 BIk
Beach Blvd. S.
Burglary- 5300 BIk 20th Ave. S.
Battery- 2600 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Theft- 5400 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
10th Ave. S.
Burglary- 1200 BIk 53rd St. S.
Drunk Person- 1600 BIk 58th St. S.
Accident with Injuries- 1500 Blk 54th
St. S.
Domestic battery- 5400 BIk 7th Ave.
Saturday 10/3
Burglary- 4900 BIk Tangerine Ave. S.
Drunk Person- 3100 BIk Beach Blvd.
Domestic Verbal- 2200 BIk Premier
Dr. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2700 BIk
54th St. S.
Burglary- 5800 BIk 28th Ave. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Burglary- 5100 BIk 13th Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5100 BIk 14th Ave.
Domestic Battery- 3000 BIk Clinton
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk
20th Ave. S.

Noise Complaint- 5600 BIk Tanger-
ine Ave. S.
Battery- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Sunday 10/4
Trespasser- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Noise Complaint- 5000 BIk Newton
Ave. S.
Hit & Run- 3100 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5000 BIk 8th Ave.
Theft- 6200 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Burglary- 6200 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 2600 BIk Miriam
St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5100 BIk 14th Ave.
Lost or Stolen Tag- 4600 BIk Tifton
St. S.
Hit & Run- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5900 BIk
Tangerine Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5000 BIk
Newton Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5300 BIk
Jersey Ave. S.
Domestic Battery- 6300 BIk 7th Ave.
Monday 10/5
Civil Matter- 5800 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Traffic Stop-Failed to Stop- 4900 BIk
11th Ave. S.
Burglary- 2000 BIk 49th St. S.
Violation of Court Order- 5100 BIk
30th Ave. S.
Tuesday 10/6
Prowler- 3000 BIk 57th St. S.
Battery- 6100 BIk 10th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 5200 BIk 8th Ave.
Domestic Battery- 5100 BIk 14th
Ave. S.
Burglary- 5000 BIk 12th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 57th BIk 28th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Wednesday 10/7
Trouble with Individual- 5200 BIk
19th Ave. S.

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Trouble with Individual- 2700 BIk
57th St. S.
Truant- 1400 BIk 58th St. S.
Trespasser- 2700 BIk 57th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
11th Ave. S.
Suspicious Person- 5800 BIk 28th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 3000 BIk
54th St. S.
Drunk Driver- 6300 BIk Pasadena Pt.
Blvd. S.
Thursday 10/8
Drunk Person- 5000 BIk 17th Ave. S.
Burglary- 1100 BIk Hull St. S.
Truant- 700 BIk 58th St. S.
Vessel Stop- Boca Ciega Bay
Stolen Vehicle- 2300 BIk 49th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
12th Ave. S.
Road Hazard- 2500 BIk Beach Blvd.
Trouble with Individual- 1600 BIk
58th St. S.
Theft- 5700 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 5100 BIk 53rd St.
Trouble with Individual- 5600 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.

Cane Self
Defense Class
A Cane Self Defense Class is held on
Monday, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn
an exercise program with the cane
as well as the means to help protect
you in today's society. Class fees will
be $10 per class. Please contact Mike
McGann, 10th degree black belt, at
727-320-5035 for more information.


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A Weekend Wonderland
Hold the Date! The Gulfport Senior
Center and its Foundation are
sponsoring a Weekend Wonderland
Fundraiser on December 4 and 5.
Friday, December 4 will feature
a live and silent auction and an
opportunity raffle for theme baskets
and will also include appetizers,
beverages, and a chance to win a
large door prize give away. Admission
tickets are $5 and are now available
at the Senior Center. On Saturday,
December 5 there will be a large flea
market which will include a Better
Boutique. All proceeds support
projects of the Senior Center
Foundation that directly benefit the
Senior Center.

Shop Local and
Support Our Troops
GULFPORT, FL: The Gulfport
Merchants Association, Domain
Food & Spirits and "Gulf-Porch"
are hosting a "Give Thanks to our
Troops" Fundraiser on November 28
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kick off the traditional holiday
shopping season with a very special
daytime event along Beach Blvd.
in Gulfport. Support your local
shop owners and artisans, and give
thanks to our American Troops at
the same time. The festival will
provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind
gifts that cannot be found anywhere
else, and all of your holiday shopping
can be done in one place! No


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running around to different stores
or wandering through acres of mall
space. Shopping can be done at a
leisurely pace while finding unique
gift items. Featuring art, crafts,
jewelry, clothing, glass, wood, music,
photography, toys, home d6cor, and
much more makes this a gift buyer's
delight. Exhibitor fees will be used
to ship goods to service members
from our community.
With this collection for our troops,
they wish for simple things, nothing

expensive, items such as magazines,
puzzle books, reading books, gently
used DVD's, snacks, toiletries, phone
cards, etc. Many items can be from
your home or a dollar store. No cans
or glass please. Collection boxes are
located from now until November 28
at Domain Food and Spirits, 3129
Beach Blvd., and Gulfport On The
Rocks on Shore Blvd. Free. Visit

Paeo SpePasadena Only
Thursday 10-15 Club Sandwich with chips
Friday 10-16 Chicken Pompeii, rice pilaf and mixed vegetables
Saturday 10-17 Cubed Veal a la Parmigiana with Spaghetti
Monday 10-19 Chicken Pot Pie
Tuesday 10-20 Fettucinne Alfredo
Wednesday 10-21 Country Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes wigravy w green beans
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W 1 ii \n 1. l.,v Guenther
and Denise Slater
became friends through
their sons, Denise
never imagined Maddy
would reach out to
her and help her the
way she did Friday
night. Maddy offered
to host a benefit for
Angels Against Abuse,
a children's charity.
Denise works as the
volunteer coordinator
for the charity, whose
workers act as advocates
for abused children and
children in the system. ., ,,,
Friday night Maddy: \.,,,
opened her boutique
doors for a benefit,
donating the proceeds to
Angels Against Abuse. i
"I though they
were a good local
organization," Maddy
said of the charity and Joe Guenther poured drinks for charity at Friday night's
why she opted to hold a benefit for Angels Against Abuse.
benefit. She suggested
it to her friend, who was
pleasantly surprised and agreed. Friday night benefit attendees enjoyed food
and beverages compliments of (C 1. I., lv1's Restaurant. Attendees also had the
opportunity to bid on several pieces of art at a silent auction, including a Hilda
Nealy painting that was still getting talked about at other events later that
evening. Attendees could also purchase raffle tickets.
By the evening's end, Maddy's benefit netted $2,000 for Angels Against

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Children's Halloween
The Treasure Island Recreation
Department's annual children's
Halloween Spooktacular will be
held on Friday, October 30 from
6-9 p.m. at the Treasure Bay Golf
and Tennis facility located at 10315
Paradise Boulevard. Activities will
include a costume contest, carnival
games, moonwalks and interactive
games, entertainment, refreshments
such as hotdogs, chips and drinks,
and a haunted hayride with spooky
cemetery. Judging for the costume
contest will begin at 6:30 p.m. with
the 2 year olds and under age group.
The haunted hayride and cemetery
will open at approximately 7 p.m. or
dusk. The event is free to the public
with the exception of minimal charges
for food and beverage concessions,
and some of the entertainment.
For additional information please
call the Recreation Department at
547-4575, ext 237.

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St. Pete Beach, FL: Every Wednesday
and Friday morning from 9 a.m. to
11 a.m., interested patrons can come
play Pickleball in the St. Pete Beach
Community Center's indoor, air-
conditioned gym at 7701 Boca Ciega
Drive. Pickleball is a sport similar
to badminton and tennis and is fun
for people of all ages and skill levels.
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Attorney Keith Sanders Handles Bankruptcies with Experience and Sensitivity
By Greg Stem

guess you could say my motto
is'been there, done that'," says
.LKeith Sanders, from the law
office of Andre Keith Sanders, P.A.
He says that for two reasons. First,
he says his more than 17 years of ex-
perience as an attorney specializing
in handling "literally thousands" of
bankruptcies means that he has dealt
with virtually any kind of problem
or issue that might arise with them.
And, secondly, he had to file a Chap-
ter 13 bankruptcy himself a few years
ago. He says that experience makes
him very sensitive to the kinds of
things people face when making the
difficult decision to file.
"Most attorneys have never been
in a situation where they have been
worried about how to keep the lights
on, but I have been there myself so I
can really relate to what people are
going through," said Sanders. "Plus,
many people are very embarrassed
when they come to me, but I when I
tell them how embarrassing it was for
me to have to stand in front of judges
and colleagues who knew me and go
through the process myself, that usu-
ally helps to put people more at ease
and understand that I have been there
and done that MYSELF."
"You know, in 99 percent of bank-
ruptcy cases the situation is that bad
things happen to good people and then
they have gotten into a bad situation.
They have gone through an expensive
health crisis or a divorce or perhaps
someone has just gotten in over their
head with debt. It's very easy in to-
day's consumer driven society for that
to happen," said Sanders.
Sanders offers a free initial consul-
tation with no set time limit on it. "It
might take 20 minutes or it might
take two hours, it just depends of the
client's individual set of circumstanc-
es," he said. "We can meet at their
home or in my office, we can even so
it over the phone if I they can provide
me with the financial information we
need to discuss their situation." Sand-
ers says that he can often offer other
solutions besides bankruptcy such
as re-negotiating payment schedules
with creditors or reorganizing per-
sonal finances. "For example, I often
have people who can avoid bankrupt-
cy if they just get out from under the
burden of a house they can no longer

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afford because of a job loss or some
other situation," he noted.
He moved to the Tampa Bay area
in July 2005 from Atlanta where he
was a partner/owner of Hamilton &
Sanders, LLC a firm specializing in
consumer bankruptcy and real es-
tate closings. The firm regularly filed
between 40-60 bankruptcy cases a
month. Prior to that he worked for
three other major law firms in Atlan-
ta from 1992 to 2003. All three firms
specialized in consumer bankruptcy
cases. He began his career as a staff
attorney for the United States Trust-
ee in Atlanta. He is licensed to prac-
tice law in both Florida and Georgia.
"I like what I do because I feel like I
can help people get a fresh start," said
Sanders. "When you have financial
difficulties it can really affect your
entire life. It has negative implica-
tions on you emotionally and it can
even damage or ruin your personal
relationships. I do try and encourage
people to come see me early on, even
if they are just starting to get behind
in payments or feel they are in over
their head. If you can start working
with an attorney from the very start
it can really reduce your stress level
as I can stop harassing creditor calls.
I can also see if we can work out ar-
rangements that a creditor might not
consider when working directly with
my client."
"Since the initial consultation is
free, you really don't have anything
to lose to meet with me and we can

assess your situation and see how
it might be best for you to proceed.
Bankruptcy can be one solution to
getting back on your feet financially,
but it may not be the best or only so-
lution for you. As an experienced pro-
fessional, I can help you sort through
those issues and see what is right for
you," he noted.
Sanders has held a number of semi-
nars and written professional papers
concerning bankruptcy law in gen-
eral, ECF requirements and new is-
sues. He is a former director of the
Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar
of Georgia.
Outside of the courtroom, Sanders
lives in an unusual home in Gulfport
that was one of the featured prop-
erties in last year's Pink Flamingo
Tour of Homes. It has a tree grow-
ing right up through the floor and
up through the ceiling of his kitchen.
He has three dogs and a cat. When
he was living in Atlanta he was very
involved with helping raise funds for
a number of AIDS service organiza-
tions. He is hoping to get involved
with local charitable groups as soon
as possible.
Keith Sanders, Esq.
The Law Group of Andre Keith
Sanders, P.A.
6702 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

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Financially Immature
Boyfriend Is All Wet
Dear Mary: My boyfriend and I
want to get married one day. How-
ever, I've come to the realization
that he doesn't care about his credit.
He has student loans, medical bills,
utility bills and even letters from
lawyers about bounced checks. I
want to help him get it all straight-
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start. He tells me that his bills won't
affect me when we get married, but
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the two of you marry. Have you seen

his credit report? How he handles
his financial affairs affects his credit
score, and I bet he has a real doozy.
If you buy a house after you are mar-
ried, the lender will average your
two credit scores to see whether you
qualify and at what interest rate.
His poor credit will affect his ability
to get a cell phone plan, buy a car,
get auto insurance and even qualify
for a job.
More than that, I hope you will con-
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and lack of personal responsibility
mean about his character. You can-
not change him, no matter how hard
you try to straighten out his money
problems. Only he can effect real
change. Unless that change comes
from the inside out, it will not be
authentic or lasting. I am concerned
that he does not share your basic

core values, nor you his. I hope you
see this as a clear warning sign.
Dear Mary: I am about to receive
$20,000 in two payments as a retire-
ment incentive. I am almost 63 and
still have a mortgage; we pay extra
on the principal every month. I want
to pay down the mortgage with this
money, but the bank tells me we will
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spelled out in your mortgage docu-
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ture. I suggest that you familiarize
yourself with the terms to which
you agreed and then get some wise
counsel from an accountant or your
tax preparer to weigh the pros and
cons of paying the penalty fee now or
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Sunsation Show Chorus
Kicks Off New Season
Sunsation Show Chorus kicks off
its 6th season with "When Big Bands
Ruled", featuring great arrangements
of the timeless music of Glenn Miller,
Count Basie, Benny Goodman,
Duke Ellington and others. Director
Brian Smawley emcees with his
usual charm. Carolyn Wong is their
extraordinary piano accompanist.
Delightful specialty numbers are
interspersed throughout the show.
The rhythm section (guitar and
drums) provides backup for it all.
The Largo performance will be
November 1 at 3 p.m. at Faith United
Methodist, 403 First Ave. S.W.; the
Pinellas Park performance will be
November 8, 3p.m. at the Pinellas
Park Performing Arts Center, 4951
78 Avenue.
Upcoming shows include "Jukebox
Saturday Night" on January 24 in
Pinellas Park and on January 31 in
Largo; I;i-...iI\\ .i Opening Night",
on April 19 in Pinellas Park and on
April 26 in Largo. Purchase season
tickets to all three shows for $30;
single tickets $15; group rates $12.
For tickets call 688-5189. They
accept credit cards. Visit www.

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Preschool Sale
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
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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.

Fine Dining Every
Thursday Night
The Sons of Italy has started its fall
season with great new meal choices
that change weekly and include
salad and dessert for under $9.
Reservations requested for parties
over five. Call 323-2691 or Chef Joe
at 798-6355. The Sons of Italy is
located at 2500 34 Street S. next to
Kentucky Fried Chicken. They can
cater and provide the venue for your
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Antiques in the Park
and Classic Car Show
On Saturday, November 7 from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1 lym.-I Park will
host the first in a series of"Antiques in
the Park" events, an outdoor antiques
and collectibles fair co-sponsored by
the City of Gulfport and the Gulfport
Lions Club. The annual Classic Car
Show will also take place that day
in the adjacent block of the park,
co-sponsored by the City and CERTS,
with cars from 1900 through today.
There will be a great assortment of
vintage fun for sale at Antiques in
the Park, including estate jewelry,
old pottery, art, china and glassware,
clocks, old beer signs, tools, linens,
toys, Florida memorabilia, quilts,
furniture, primitives, and even
vintage Aloha shirts. Antique
exhibitors will be set up throughout
the first block of the park, at Gulfport
Boulevard and Beach Boulevard, and
admission and parking for the public
is free. The rain date for the antique
show is the next day, Sunday,
November 8.
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Meet the Artists
Domain Home Accessories is an
elegant and quirky destination for
unique and functional art for the
home. On October 23-25, Domain will
host various local and Gulfport artists
who show their work in the shop.
On Friday from 7-10 p.m., visitors
will meet Becky Jamin, an artist
the art of taking molds directly from
the human body. On Saturday from
noon to 3 p.m., Janet Corrigan will be
in attendance with her clay and glass
sculptures as well as photography.
Doug D'souza, a renowned metal
smith and noted jeweler, will show
from 4-7 p.m., and Jim Spinks, who
utilizes popular icons, local sites and
off-beat subjects on coasters, coozies,
trivets, posters, etc. will attend from
7-10 p.m. On Sunday meet Sherrie
St. James who creates metal work
and photography from her own diving
adventures, as well as paintings.
Meet the artists, enjoy the shop and

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in Gulfport on October 23-25. Free.
Call 727-302-9299.

Food Demonstration
at Woman's Club
"Foodie Fun Fix" is the place to be
at the St. Petersburg Woman's Club,
40 Snell Isle Blvd.N.E. on Thursday,
October 29 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Chef
Chris Fernandez of Red Mesa & Red
Mesa Cantina and Chef Zach Gross
(named by James Beard Foundation
as semi-finalist for Best Chef of the
South 2009) of Z-Grille & Zurritos
will be demonstrating a four course
meal from soup to dessert for your
tasting pleasure. A wine pairing by
Vino 100 will complete your evening
and recipes will be provided.
The St. Petersburg Woman's Club
building was declared a local Historic
Landmark in 1989, a State Historic
Landmark in 1993 and placed on the
National Historic Registry in 1994.
Please help them preserve this local
landmark in its 80th year.
For reservations please call (727)
239-8320 or send a check for $50 per
person to: SPWC, 40 Snell Isle Blvd.
NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33704.

Join the Senior's
Chat Room
The Gulfport Senior Center, 5501
27 Avenue S. in Gulfport, will
hold a Chat Room every Friday at
2 p.m. Come down and share stories
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Circus Features
Forums, Music
annual Circus McGurkis will feature
presentations by both candidates for
mayor of St. Petersburg, educational
seminars on topics as far ranging
as marriage equality and domestic
violence plus a wide range of different
musical performers. Circus McGurkis
is scheduled for Saturday, October 24
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Vista
Park in south St. Petersburg. The
event will also showcase more than
100 vendors and will include food and
planned children's activities.
Also known as "the people's fair,"
admission to Circus is free, and all are
welcome. This year's theme is "Vision
of the Future." The event is produced
by the St. Petersburg Meeting of
the Religious Society of Friends -
Both mayoral candidates Kathleen
Ford and Bill Foster have accepted
invitations to speak at the gathering.
They will not be debating, but rather
following the topic of this year's event
and will outline their vision of the
future of St. Petersburg should they
be elected.
New this year will be indoor
activities at the park's recreation
center which will include 30 minute
educational seminars. Planned are
presentations on domestic violence
by a representative from CASA; a
presentation on marriage equality
from a representative from Equality
Florida; presentations by individuals
who are actively involved with helping
the homeless; a presentation by a
representative from the Alternatives
to Violence program; a presentation by
a representative from ProNica, which
is the Quaker outreach to the poor in
Nigeragua and a special presentation
entitled "A Quaker Perspective on
Health Care Reform". Attendance
at all seminars is free and open to all
who attend Circus.
Also in the Recreation Center will
be featured live entertainment which
will include Rambegrass, the Eckerd
College ( '.ilp.- Band, Ropecircle and
Loud Zoo. Featured entertainers
outside will include Ngaire, Jun
Bustamante, ( hli. Joe Montanaro,
Jeremy Gloff, Rebekah Pulley and
David Rosefield. Food and beverage
will be allowed in the Recreation
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WMNF radio plans a live broadcast
from this year's Circus as well.
Lake Vista Park is located at the
corner of 16th Street South and 62nd
Avenue South.

Beta Sigma Phi
Sunshine City Council's Tropical
Rush Adventure" was held on
Saturday, October 10 at the Oleander
Lake Center in Five Towns. Those
attending learned about Beta Sigma
Phi and enjoyed tropical refreshments
of fruit, cheese, a variety of cookies and
punch. A power-point presentation
was shown highlighting the variety
of events members participate in
throughout the year. A game of trivia
was played providing information
about Beta Sigma Phi and the team
winning were the "Diotima Darlings"
and were the "top bananas". It was a
fun event and guests were extended
invitations to visit several of the
Sunshine City Council executive
board will meet on Monday, October
20 at 7 p.m. at Pepin's Restaurant.
The next City Council meeting will
be held on Monday, October 26 at

7 p.m. at Dixie Hollins High School
in the ROTC Room. This will be
the Annual Open House meeting
and all members and guests are
invited to attend. The theme will be
"The Witches of Eastwick" as it is a
Halloween theme.
Laureate Epsilon Theta members and
guests will meet on Saturday, October
17 at 8:30 a.m. at the Veteran's
War Memorial Park, Shelter 2 for a
"Breakfast in the Park." Members
will enjoy bacon, sausage and eggs
cooked on the grill and will bring a
selection of breakfast items to share.
This has been an annual event for
LET members for many years and
members look forward to this social
each year. The hostesses for this
social are Pam Puskas and Janet
Taylor. The cook for the morning will
be Rogers Ingram.
The next Ways and Means work
session for Laureate Epsilon Theta
members will be on Wednesday,
October 21 at 7 p.m. at the home of
Paula Roberts. We will be painting
the Christmas mice ornaments.
For more information contact Sharon
Ingram at 321-2849.

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Free Community
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The Louise Graham Regeneration
Center will host a free community
Shred Day on Wednesday, October
28 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2301
Third Avenue S. in St. Petersburg.
The event is open to both businesses
and individuals. Co-sponsored by
the St. Petersburg Area Chamber
of Commerce, the event will benefit
the St. Petersburg Free Clinic Food
Bring up to five boxes or 100 pounds
of your confidential paper documents
to be professionally destroyed and
shredded on site. There is no charge
for shredding if a donation of canned
goods or other nonperishable food
items is made. Documents should
not be in plastic binders.
Examples of documents to be
shredded include credit card
applications, old bank statements,
medical bills, and any documents
with identifying information such
as date of birth, address, account
number or social security number.
Shredding will be conducted
on-site by Secure Shred of Florida,
a division of the Louise Graham
Regeneration Center. Secure Shred
holds AAA Certification, which is the
highest certification awarded by the
National Association of Information
The free Community Shred Day will
help support the St. Petersburg Free
Clinic Food Bank, one of Florida's
oldest food banks, which supplies 60
other community organizations with
food for those in need.

Free Acupuncture
Clinic for Veterans
Acupuncturists Without Borders
is offering a free acupuncture clinic
to provide treatment for veterans,
their families, and their health
care workers. These acupuncture
treatments address stress, insomnia,
post-traumatic stress syndrome,
depression and anxiety. The clinic is
held at Unity of St. Petersburg, 6168
First Avenue N. in St. Petersburg at
7:30 p.m. every Thursday. The clinic
is free, donations are welcome. For
further information, please call 727-

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We Want Your Junk!
The children in the School Year
Child Care Program at the Gulfport
Rec Center are "Going Green" and
want to reuse your old household
items to turn into art projects. Some
of the things they are looking for
are: plastic and glass jars-preferably
with lids*, assorted size plastic
drink bottles*, colored plastic plates,
Kleenex boxes, unused plastic
straws, laundry detergent bottles*
and aluminum pie pans*. They also
are looking for candles, stickers, shoe
laces, unused scrapbooking supplies
and sewing supplies. Anything you
can give the children will be helpful
and most appreciated. Call 893-1068.
Thank you in advance.
*Please make sure these items have
been cleaned out prior to donation.

49 Days of Creativity
and Art
49/2 continues on 49th Street S. in
Gulfport with City of Imagination
celebrating 49 days of creativity and
On Saturday, October 24, "Spoken
Word, Poetry and Graffiti Wall" will
be held at the 49th Street Community
Center, 1617 49th Street S. in
Gulfport. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
with open mic starting at 7 p.m.
Free admission. Complimentary
light refreshments.
On Saturday, November 7, there will
be an African Art Collection Exhibit
and special speaker, David Beweley
at the 49th Street Community
Center, 1617 49th Street S. in
Gulfport. One night only to see this
extraordinary private collection,
Florida. Doors open at 7:00 P.M.
Program starting at 7:30 P.M. Free
admission. Complimentary light
On Saturday, November 14 there
will be a Flutes4 Concert at the 49th
Street Community Center, 1617
49th Street S. in Gulfport. Doors
open at 7 p.m. with the performance
at 7:30 p.m. Free admission.
Complimentary light refreshments.
In addition, there are two locations
of art exhibition for 49 days.
City of Imagination is featuring
paintings by artist, author, actor
and playwright John DiSanza in the
lobby of the Wachovia Bank building
during business hours, Monday
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through Friday and Saturday
mornings. These new works
are colorful, bold and energetic
images of flowers. Wachovia Bank
is located at 2001 49 Street S.,
Gulfport. Read more about Mr. Di
Sanza on the Feature Page at www.
City of Imagination and The
Longhouse is also featuring paintings
by artist Kim Dohrman at The
Longhouse at 2309 49 Street S. Ms.
Dohrman is an award-winning visual
artist, is Associate Director of Arts
Services at Creative Clay Cultural
Arts Center and is 2008's Creative
Clay Emerging Leader. Read more
about Ms. Dohrman on the Feature
Page at www.cityofimagination.info.

See Tampa Bay in a
Whole New Way
Excursions are back at the St. Pete

Beach Community Center, 7701
Boca Ciega Drive. Running every
Friday starting in October, seniors
can see the sights of Tampa Bay
without having to worry about
the hassles of driving, traffic or
tolls. Trips are just $10 for St.
Pete Beach residents and $12.50
for others; additional entry fees
may apply. Excursions are from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and go to places
such as the International Mall for
a day of shopping and lunch at the
Cheesecake Factory, the Ellenton
Outlet Malls, Dali Museum, Hard
Rock Casino, Downtown Dunedin,
the Florida Aquarium and much
more! All interested participants
should register and pre-pay by the
Wednesday prior to reserve their
spot. Call 363-9245 for details
or see a full list of trips on www.

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Examples of Rare
Social Security
In the almost 75-year history of the
Social Security program, I can cite
hundreds of instances where new So-
cial Security benefits were added or
where existing benefits were expand-
ed. But I can think of only a half-doz-
en times when benefits were actually
cut. The questions in today's column
highlight three of those cutbacks.
Q: My mother recently died. She
was 78 years old and was getting
widow's benefits on my father's So-
cial Security record. When he died
many years ago, we got a $255 burial
benefit from Social Security. But this
time there was nothing. Did the law
change? Why can't we get the burial
benefit for my mom?
A: The miserly $255 death benefit
is payable only on the Social Secu-
rity accounts of people who have
what the government calls "insured
status." And being insured for Social
Security purposes means that the

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deceased had at least 40 "quarters
of coverage." Most people that work
and pay taxes earn a maximum of
four quarters per year. So, a person
has to work at least 10 years to get 40
quarters and thus be insured.
You said your mom was getting wid-
ow's benefits on your father's Social
Security record. That usually means
she didn't work long enough on her
own Social Security account to be in-
However, even if she had her 40
quarters but was getting a widow's
benefit because it paid a higher rate
than would have been due on her
own Social Security account, the
death benefit would still not be pay-
able because of one of those cutbacks
I mentioned at the beginning of this
The original Social Security law
stipulated that the death benefit
would be paid on every account as
long as the deceased was insured.
The death benefit was paid to a sur-
viving spouse, to a child, or many
times directly to a funeral home. But
awhile back, in an attempt to save
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trust funds, Congress changed the
law to say that (with only a few ex-
ceptions) the $255 death benefit can
only be paid to a widow (or widower)
who was living with the deceased at
the time of death.
Even if your mom was insured for
Social Security purposes, there is no
one eligible for the death benefit on
her Social Security account because
your father predeceased her.
Q: My father recently died. I have a
younger brother who is 16 years old
and still lives at home with my mom.
Will he get any of dad's Social Secu-
rity? If so, how much will he get and
for how long? How about mom? She
is 48 years old.
A: Your brother will get a monthly
survivor's benefit on your dad's So-
cial Security record until he turns 18
years old. Social Security used to pay
what were called "student's benefits"
until age 22 as long as the young per-
son was enrolled full time in college.
But another one of those cutbacks
eliminated college student's benefits.
How much your brother will get de-
pends entirely on your dad's income
history. Essentially, the more mon-
ey your dad made, the higher your
brother's benefit will be. Your broth-
er is due 75 percent of whatever your
father's Social Security benefit would
have been. If your dad made average
wages, your brother probably will get
about $1,000 per month.
Your mom won't be due any monthly
widow's benefits on your dad's Social
Security record until she turns 60.
For many years, Social Security paid
monthly benefits to young widowed
mothers until their youngest child
turned 18 years old, but another of
those rare Social Security cutbacks
impacts young widows. Congress
changed the law to say that they
could collect Social Security benefits
only until their youngest child turns
Because your brother is already 16,
your mom will just have to wait an-
other 12 years (until she's 60) before
she can get any widow's benefits from
Social Security.

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Polish American
Society 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
www.polishsociety.org for more

Salvation Army Needs
Holiday Volunteers
The Salvation Army of South Pinellas
County is seeking holiday volunteers
to assist with the registration of
clients who will receive gifts and food
for Christmas. Volunteers will meet
and greet clients, help them complete
paperwork for assistance, complete
Angel Tree Tags, answer telephones
and much more.
Registration takes place from
October 13 through November 13,
Monday through Friday from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteer hours are
flexible with shifts available from 9
a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to
4p.m. Registration will take place at
The Salvation Army located at 1400
Fourth Street S. in St. Petersburg.
For more information on all holiday
volunteer opportunities please call
Gail Stark, Community Relations
Coordinator at (727) 550-8080, ext.
332 or email her at Gail Stark@uss.

Rotary Club of
St. Petersburg
The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg
Suncoast meets every Tuesday at
noon, at Gigi's Restaurant, located at
6852 Gulfport Boulevard (Pasadena
Shopping Center). They encourage
those interested in becoming
members to attend as welcomed
Upcoming programs include
Lori Knox from Suncoast Hospice,
Richard Clarke from the city of St.
Petersburg and the city's Recycling
Program and speaker Richard Stahl
highlighting Consumer Protection.
Current projects of their group
include Gulfport Food Bank,
celebrating arts locally at the Morean
Arts Center and so much more.
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For more information, please
contact Jerome Hendrickson at 727-

Vendors Needed for
Fall Holiday Market
The Salvation Army is seeking
individuals and groups interested in
selling gently used household items,
arts and crafts, jewelry, antiques,
collectables and other crafty home
decorations at their upcoming Holiday
Market scheduled for Saturday,
November 7 from 9-2 p.m. at The
Salvation Army located at 3800
Ninth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg.
Outdoor spaces are available for $20
each and include a 12x12 space and
two chairs (no tables provided).
For more information or to reserve
your space please contact Lynn Rosa
at (727) 323-2222 or by email at
Lynn_Rosa@uss. salvationarmy.org.

Recession Buster
for Seniors
Seniors in Service provides a tax-
free income of up to $425 per month
to income-qualified volunteers who
serve as Foster Grandparents. This
income does not affect eligibility for
food stamps, housing, Medicaid or
any other assistance. Volunteers
must be 55 years old or older and
serve for 15 40 hours per week.
Foster Grandparents serve in
public school classrooms, Head Start
centers and after-school programs.
They spend their time one-on-one
or in small groups with at-risk
Volunteers make a significant
difference in the lives of the children
and elders they serve! Learn more
at www.seniorsinservice.org or call
(813) 932-5228 for more information
and an application.

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Mind to Benefit IAC
Find out how to take charge and
save your loved ones from anguish at
"Pennies for Peace of Mind," a health
and wellness informational event to
benefit the Industrial Arts Center in
Gulfport on Saturday, November 14
at 5 p.m. America Living Will Registry
will donate half of all registrations at
the event to support the innovative
non-profit teaching facility.
For pennies a day, America Living
Will Registry provides access to all of
your health care advance directives,
24 hours per day, 365 days per year
anywhere in the world. Registrants
carry an ID card with a toll-free
emergency number and web address.
Emergency medical personnel may

obtain copies of your directives either
on-line or via fax.
Admission to "Pennies for Peace
of Mind" is only $10 and includes a
coupon for a free glass of wine with
dinner after the event, courtesy of
the Peninsula, plus a drawing for
Blow Your Own Glass Masterpiece
certificates from the Industrial Arts
Center. Tickets will also be on sale
for a chance to win a variety of gifts
donated by event sponsors and local
The event will be held at the
Peninsula Inn & Spa, 2937 Beach
Boulevard S. Tickets will be available
online at www.industrialartscenter.
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during regular scheduled hours.
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now in glass blowing, lampwork,
glass fusion, found metal sculpture
and more. Learn more about the
Industrial Arts Center online at
www.IndustrialArtsCenter.org. For
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Arts Center at 727-289-9365 or email

USCG Safe Boating
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous
cycle of Safe Boating Classes
every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Warren
Webster Community Center, 1500
Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach
(1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start
at your convenience. First class,
come at 7 p.m. to register. Begin
any Tuesday and finish 13 weeks
later or take up to 2 years to finish.
Classes include: "Equipment for
Your Boat" Oct. 20; and "Trailering
Your Boat" Oct. 27.
Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes
a new 400-page manual. Call Jim at
360-4846, or Warren at 321-7801, or
Phil at 865-2226.

Free Foreclosure
Prevention Workshops
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 anactionplan
to avoid foreclosure. All homeowners,
regardless of circumstances, are
encouraged to attend. Call 821-6897
for more information.

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Premier Choice: Flood Insurance That Pays You

By Cathy Salustri

V ery few people get a warm,
fuzzy feeling in their stomach
when they think of their
insurance company. The feeling
most people describe would likely fall
somewhere on the opposite end of the
spectrum from "warm and fuzzy."
Jeff DeNight wants to change that.
Jeff co-owns two insurance agen-
cies, Bentley-DeNight Insurance
Services, a full service, independent,
Trusted Choice agency that offers
business, auto, home, commercial,
life, boat, motorcycle, RV and um-
brella policies. He also owns Premier
Choice Rebate Flood Insurance, a
flood insurance agency that sells
nothing but flood insurance.
How, you may wonder, is any of this
information supposed to make you
feel good about insurance?
"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 1
of your policy a
back the first
year. Every
year for the next five
years you receive one percent more
back. For example, the second year
you'll get eight percent back, the
third year you'll get nine percent
back, and so on 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. Premier Choice
Flood Insurance mails the rebate
check roughly two months after
your flood policy goes into effect or
renews. The company sends you a
check rather than taking the money

Gabber October 15 October 21, 2009

Jeff DeNight co-owns Bentley-DeNight Insurance Services, a full service,
independent, Trusted Choice agency, and Premier Choice Rebate Flood
Insurance, a flood insurance agency that shares its commissions with its

off the premium so you can have
the cash in your hand and spend
it on whatever you choose- clothes,
dinner out, or a show.
So, you must wonder. tz (
does that _..9 0 1 M

l eamean
that Premier Choice
Flood Insurance policies cost
more than other flood insurance
Nope, Jeff says. FEMA is the only
flood insurance provider, so the cost
is the same no matter what flood
insurance company you use. The
policies written by his agency are
no different than policies written
by other agencies; Their policies are
underwritten and supported by the
federal government through FEMA.
The only difference is that Premier
Choice Flood Insurance gives you
money back.
So where does that money come
from? It comes from the agency.
FEMA pays a commission to the
Paid Advertisement-

agencies that write their policies.
Jeff and his agency are sharing that
commission with their customers.
Jeff says Premier
Choice can afford
IS 0 to share its
commission with
its customers
since all the owners are hands-
on and they run a lean, efficient
Besides, Jeff says, things are
tough for everyone, and if his
company has a little to share with
the community, it's happy to do so.
"With the economy the way it is,
we thought it would be nice to give
something back, especially since
insurance has such a negative
connotation," Jeff says.
Maybe not anymore.

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Sustainable Livii
By Shawn Dell Joyce

Yard sales are great for bargains,
but they also are great for the fact
that we are keeping usable things
out of our landfills. Each of us
produces 1.2 tons of garbage per
year, but that figure doesn't include
the usable goods -- such as old
furniture, clothes and books -- that
also wind up in the waste stream.
Tighter belts mean people are more
reluctant to throw usable goods away
and more likely to fix something
broken or exchange it with a friend.
More and more people are engaging
in the time-honored tradition of
"freecycling." This means giving
usable goods to someone else for free
instead of wasting it.
Groups of parents often exchange
children's clothes in "clothing swap
parties," at which you bring old
clothes and arrange them by size.
Ideally, you leave with new-to-
you clothes and give away all the
outgrown ones.
Many churches and community
groups also have hosted clothing
swap parties and often donate the
leftover clothes to migrant workers
and clothing collection boxes.
Artist groups often host swap meets
at which pricey art supplies are

traded, as well as equipment and
even art. I even have been to a cookie
swap, at which all the participants
baked several dozen holiday cookies
and then swapped them for more
The economic downturn has been
a boon for used-clothing stores
and secondhand boutiques. A trip
to any local Goodwill or Salvation
Army store will reveal well-heeled
shoppers rubbing elbows with the
usual suspects.
Bigger items, such as used
appliances, are not so easy to find
or sell. If you can't find it in the
classified section, consider online
posting services, such as Freecycle
and Craigslist. Freecycle is an
e-mail list organized by city that
has networks around the world.
The only rule is that the item must
be free, so there is no cost to list or
receive a usable item. Freecycle is
a great place to post that old chair,
and everyone who is a member of
the local network will receive your
e-mail address and photo of that old
Craigslist is a small empire boasting
everything from help wanted to
romance classified. You probably
will find what you are looking for

St. Pete Beach Community-Wide Yard Sale

Saturday, November 7th 8:00am 1:00pm

-St. Pete Beach Community Center
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S(727) 363-9245

Here's your chance to clean out your closets
and garage for some extra cash or come
browse for treasures of your own.

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on Craigslist, but it will not be
free unless you find it in the "free"
Some communities have stores that
sell usable merchandise redirected
from the waste stream. Habitat for
Humanity has a series of "ReStores"
around the country, at which you
can donate or purchase leftover and
deconstructed building materials.
Some municipalities offer programs
through solid-waste programs, such
as the Hudson Valley Materials
Exchange in New Paltz, N.Y.
This nonprofit organization has
redirected more than 20 tons of
usable materials from the waste
stream over the 10-plus years of its
existence. This program relies on
public donations, so the inventory
changes weekly.
By freecycling usable goods, we
are increasing the life spans of
merchandise, reducing waste and
generating economic impact by
freeing up money that could be
better spent elsewhere. We also
create more positive interactions
between friends and neighbors.

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Any Thursday in October

A Greener View

By Jeff Rugg

Fall Garden Tips for
Southern Gardens
I know that for many of you, the
weekends of the fall season are taken
up with kid's soccer games or foot-
ball or other activities that don't al-
low you to even think of your land-
scape, but this is a great time of year
to work outside. Remember to take
some photos or video of the landscape
in the fall. You can see how you like
it and what to change when the gar-
den catalogs arrive in the winter.
As the cool weather arrives, you can
divide summer flowering bulbs like
caladiums, cannas, dahlias, elephant
ear and gladiolus. Or just leave them
in place and cover with several inch-
es of mulch. This is the time of year
to plant agapanthus, amaryllis, calla
and elephant ear bulbs.
Many perennials can be divided and
replanted as they go dormant. To
ease the transplant shock, just dig
out half the plant. Add organic mat-
ter where the plant was removed.
Move or give away the extra plants.
It is easier to see where they should
go now compared to the spring when
everything starts growing.
Cool weather may mean switching
out the flower bed. Cool season an-
nuals that can give color all winter
include carnation, foxglove, pansies,
petunias and snapdragons.

Don't be one of those people who
spends money to send leaves to the
landfill's compost site in the fall, and
then wastes more money to buy or-
ganic matter from the store to use in
the landscape in the spring.
Remove any dead garden plants, an-
nuals and the tops of perennials. Add
them to the compost pile.
Keep mowing warm-season grass
as long as they remain green. Many
winter weeds sprout in the fall, so ap-
ply pre-emergent herbicides. Make
sure to adjust the irrigation system
as cooler weather means the grass
and flower beds don't need as much
water as they did in the summer. The
last fertilization of the year can be
applied to many lawn grass types.
Wait to prune spring blooming trees
and shrubs because they already
have their flower buds now. Pruning
them now will cut off next spring's
flowers. Summer and fall blooming
plants can be pruned. Pruned ever-
green hedges will keep their shape
all winter.
You can cut out any dead wood and
a few branches that may be growing
out of bounds or across the middle of
the plant, at anytime.
Plant container or balled and bur-
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can find them in the nursery. Some
will be on sale for good prices at this
time of year, as nurseries clear out
stock in anticipation of more plants
next spring.
Small twigs falling off trees may
mean they have twig girdlers, which
are beetles that lay eggs in the part
of the branch that falls off. Cleaning
up and removing the branches helps
get rid of the beetle.
Many vegetable crops can be plant-
ed during the fall. As northern gar-
deners try to salvage green toma-
toes from the frost, Southerners are
planting tomatoes for a winter crop.
Hot southern areas have better veg-
etable gardens in the fall, winter and
spring. Strawberries can be planted
in beds or containers.
As the leaves on the water plants
turn yellow, remove them back to the
crown. Remove any debris that falls
into the pond by using an automat-
ic skimmer or netting. This organic
matter decays on the bottom where it
releases nutrients that promote the
growth of algae in the spring.
Monitor the pond water tempera-
ture, and stop feeding the fish and
fertilizing plants if it drops below 45
Songbirds, hummingbirds, hawks
and other birds have already begun
their fall migration, so get out to the
forest preserves and do some bird
watching. Put up hummingbird feed-
ers and you may get some of the de-
lightful floating jewels. Some might
even stay for the winter. Installing
water and feeders now helps set up
the local bird's winter-feeding hab-
its. Having bird activity in your yard
may attract some migrant birds that
might not otherwise come.

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Seamstress Needed
Do you like to sew? We Care for
Paws Foundation is an animal shelter
that needs the help of a seamstress.
Several dog beds have been donated,
but they all need new, removable
covers. They can supply the materials
if you would like to help them to help
the dogs be more comfortable.
Any and all items for cats and
dogs are also needed, so if you have
crates, bowls, beds, scratching posts,
cat condos or any other dog and cat-
friendly items, they would be greatly
appreciated. Pick-up could easily be
If you have questions or would like
to donate your time and talents,
please call Jan at 896-6315 for more

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

Pasta Every
Monday Night
Sons of Italy Lodge, 2500 34 Street
S. offers 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 and provide the
venue for your events. Call 323-
2691 or visit sonsofitaly2427.com for
updated information and schedule of

Gabber October 15 October 21, 2009

Kreative Kidz Kreate Kolorful Kaos

By Leigh Clifton
Sarah Gerard (front of car) Victoria Greco, Brooke Blassingame, Grace Paxon, Dominique
Grec and Tiffany Paxson, tumblers with the Bayside Gymnastics Club help paint the art car
at the Kreative Kidz Project last Saturday on 49th St. The event was sponsored by City of

The kids were covered in paint splotches, with dripping paint brushes in
hand as the members of the Bayside Gymnastics Club painted an "art car" at
Anderson Lumber on 49th St. last Saturday morning as part of the Kreative
Kidz project, sponsored by City of Imagination. The project, part of the 49 days
of Creative and Artistic Programming on 49th Street, was held to help expose
children to the many local outlets of artistic creativity. And of course to get
(legitimately) messy with paint...
Along with the car painting, the tree weaving that kids had started at the
Tangerine Blues Fest two weeks ago was continued; tall stretched plastic
fencing stretched on wood frames leaned against the wall of the lumber yard,
with festive multi-colored rags strewn about, ready to be woven together.
Another wall was designated as a graffiti wall and was happily tagged with
spray paint and paint brushes of many colors. Poet Nancy Fancey Buscher
brought her latest book of whimsical poems written for children, reading aloud
for the more than 20 kids that showed up to participate. Radio talk show host,
author and actress Brenda Darnley Martin brought her latest book Freddie,
Hector and Tish, the Treasure Hunt Fish, also reading to the children who
seemed captivated by the story and the beautiful illustrations. Martin is co-host
of a weekly radio show, Entertainment and the Arts on WTAN in Clearwater
that promotes the arts in the local area.
"I love doing the show," she said, "because we can reach a lot of people and
expose them to the arts, whether it's a production, a concert or a children's
event like this. It gets the community to come together and its fun!"
As part of the entertainment, the Bayside Gymnastics Club put on a tumbling
exhibition, using blue mats put down on the grass along 49th St. They drew
quite an audience as they defied gravity, walking on their hands, doing flips
and airborne corkscrews.
Local musician and artist Neddy brought his vast collection of drums and
began a drum circle, drawing the passers- by in with the rhythmical beats.
City of Imagination's Marlene Shaw and Jessica Sager were both very pleased
with the turnout for the event and hope that events like this shed a bright light
on the 49th St. corridor and can help merge the communities on both sides of
49th St.
"We wanted this project to be informative and to be tied to art," Shaw explained
"By using your body, painting, book reading and poetry, you express joy and
that is in and of itself, art!"

Volunteer Nurses
Needed at Free Clinic
Are you enthusiastic, friendly and
optimistic? Do you have a couple
hours a week or a month to volunteer
in a warm and friendly environment
with a great team? St. Petersburg
Free Clinic offers free medical care
to the medically underserved adult.
We need volunteer nurses to assist
our volunteer physicians and staff
ARNP. All you need is a giving heart
and a current license. Please be that
listening ear and helping hand to
someone in need. Go home feeling
great by knowing that you have
made a difference! Contact Angel
Schumaker at aschumakerspfc@

yahoo.com or call (727) 821-1200, ext.
St. Petersburg Free Clinic is located
at 863 3rd Avenue North and provides
temporary assistance for families
and individuals in need of the basics
of food, shelter, health care, limited
financial assistance and referral
information. For more information
about the Free Clinic visit www.

USCG Safe Boating
Classes in Gulfport
Boating Skills and Seamanship
is a 13-week course offered every
Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at US
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16

Boca Ciega High School

By Leigh Clifton Canterbury 64:17

Football Boys Varsity
Boca Ciega 28
Sickles 31
Boca Ciega 22
Pinellas Park 14
Football Boys Junior Varsity
Boca Ciega 36
Osceola 6
Volleyball Girls Varsity
Boca Ciega 1
Largo 3
Golf Boys Varsity
David Eustic -88
Tyler Hall -107
for the 18 hole Vinoy
Cross Country Boys Varsity
Team scores:
Northeast 55:31,
Osceola 58:18,
Boca Ciega 58:34,
Northside Chr. 59:15,
Indian Rocks Chr. 60:44,
Lakewood 63:20,

Top individuals:
1. Josh Phillippi (Ne) 10:16
2. Bryan Leshore (BC) 10:55
3. Mario Ojeda (NC) 11:00
4. Zach Hoge (BC) 11:04
5. Josh Johnson (IRC) 11:05
6. Michael Stenger (Ne) 11:21
7. Gerald Popejoi (Osc) 11:25
8. Grant Shelton (Can) 11:28
9. Brandon Anderson (Osc) 11:31
10. Richard Lambert (Ne) 11:31
Cross Country Girls Varsity
Team scores:
Northside Chr. 66:24,
Canterbury 70:05,
Boca Ciega 70:14,
Indian Rocks Chr. 72:12,
Osceola 73:29

Top individuals:
1. Katelyn Greenleaf (NC) 12:04
2.Tyler Suitt (BC) 12:48
3.Tess Huttenlocker (BC) 12:50
4. Alex Eaton (Can) 13:02
5. Tori Trador (IRC) 13:04
6. Taylor Phillips (Ne) 13:10
7. Brianna Forde (Lw) 13:14
8. Elyse Snyder (Ne) 13:15
9. Amanda Spring (Ne) 13:16

located at 3120 Miriam Street S. in
Gulfport. Lessons include a 400-page
manual and a class covering basic
charting in local waters. For the $40
fee you also are awarded a certificate
at the end of the course and a chance
to learn everything you need to know
to feel secure on the water.
You may start any Thursday.
Course completion may help with
insurance discounts. Call 727-686-
6940 for more information or leave a
message at 321-4455.

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

Find a Yoga Class
That's Right for You
St. Pete Beach: The St. Pete Beach
Community Center is offering three
newYogaclassesthisFall, appropriate
for all skill levels from beginner to
advanced. Yoga Instructor Wendy
Hessinger will be teaching Hatha
Yoga, Silver Sneakers Yoga for
Seniors, and Beach Yoga; interested
participants should contact her for
class dates and times at (727) 686-
0123 or stpetebeachyoga@yahoo.com.
All classes are held at the Community
Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.

You Can Make
a Difference
The St. Petersburg Police
Department is currently conducting
interviews for Volunteer Road
Patrol positions. This elite group of
nationallyrecognizedvolunteer police
professionals is looking for good men
and women to join our team. If you
think you have the "right stuff' and
want to make a difference in your
community, call 893-7141 today to
schedule an appointment.

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Board Certified in Family Practice
JSA Medical Group Pasadena
508 Pasadena Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Phone: (727) 343-6119
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Pet Fest at Pasadena
Community Church
Pasadena Community Church is
hosting a Pet Fest on November 7
from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. They intend
for this to be a great community event
offering an opportunity for meeting
your neighbors and their pets. There
will be a blessing of all pets, displays
and vendors with pet related services
or products. Food to include lunch will
be available featuring Dave's Dawgs,
snacks and cold drinks. All proceeds
from this event will go to offset the
cost of counseling for anyone in need,
there is not requirement that the
person be a member of their church.
Register for Craft and
Flea Market
Christ Lutheran Church will hold a
craft, flea market and estate sale on
Saturday, November 7 from 8 a.m. to
2p.m. Spaces are 10'x 10' and cost $10
outside or $40 inside. Registration
is due by October 31. The church is
located at 3451 30 Avenue N. in St.
Petersburg. Call 526-3265.

Creatine Man's Best Friend

Mark Jacobs believes that it is easier to teach a dog what she
can do instead of what she can't do.

By Cathy Salustri
Everyone loves puppies. The
smell of puppy breath, the
enthusiasm of a puppy too small
for her floppy paws-these things,
coupled with the companionship
and love of a dog, make dog
ownership very appealing.
However, dogs can be a challenge,
and an ill-trained or untrained dog
can be a source of stress rather
than a wonderful experience.
Mark Jacobs believes the key to
a well-behaved dog in your home
lies with communication and
"Those are the two things you
have to have:' Jacobs, owner of
On Command K-9 Academy,
says. "Your dog should know
what you want and what's in it
for them."
Jacobs, a seasoned dog trainer,
knows of which he speaks. He
has several decades experience
training dogs and an effective
method for teaching a dog what
you want. We asked Mark a few
questions about his methods and
how On Command K-9 Academy
handles some common issues.
G: What type of dog training
does On Command K9
Academy provide?
MJ: We've worked with
everything from Police Dogs to
Pomeranians but our specialty
is training everyday dogs to be
exceptional members of your
family. Our methods focus on
solving the problems and creating
a better bond between people and
their dogs.
G: What's involved in the actual

MJ: You need to build a bond
with your dog and it will want
to be near you and please you.
That's key. Once you have a
strong bond, you simply have to
communicate to your dog what
you want him to do. With our
training, we base that on positive
reinforcement. You need to teach
your dog what's acceptable
rather than what he should not
do, because the list of what your
dog shouldn't do is going to be
much longer. The trick is getting
your dog to change its behavior
because he wants to, not because
he has to.
G: What would make a dog
want to change his behavior?
MJ: Dog behavior, much like
human behavior, largely revolves
around pursuing pleasure and
avoiding pain. However, dogs
will work much harder to get
what they want than to avoid
what they don't want. So we use
tangible rewards such as food,
affection, and game playing to
create positive associations with
desired behaviors. Once done,
repetition creates a habit pattern
that will last the life of the dog.
G: You just said that dogs will
work harder to get what they
want than they will to avoid
what they don't want If that's
true, why are shock collars so
MJ: Shock collars use harsh
intimidation methods that we will
never endorse. We accomplish
our training without methods like
shock collars. These methods
only work when the dog wears
the collar, and they only work for

the person holding the remote.
If you use a shock collar with
your dog and I take the controller
instead of you, your dog will
listen to me instead. As an expert
in dog behavior, I really believe
you will build a healthier bond
with your dog and get the desired
results by reinforcing the desired
behavior over and over again,
and discourage and redirect the
G: How does On Command
K-9 Academy handle some of
the concerns and challenges
dog owners bring to you?
MJ: Well, the top five are jumping,
running away, housebreaking,
excitability, and aggression, and
we have different methods for
G: Let's talk about a dog that
jumps on people first.
MJ: Dogs jump for a couple of
puppies to jump because we
misinterpret jumping as a sign of
affection. It's actually just a way
of demanding attention or, in some
cases, over-assertive behavior.
Obedience training teaches the
puppy where he fits into our
social structure so he finds more
acceptable ways to get attention.
G: What can you do about a
dog that runs away?
MJ: Most dogs run away because
the proper bond between human
and dog doesn't exist. Our training
strengthens the bond between the
owner and the dog. Once you
have a strong bond, not only will
your dog come back when called,
he wants to be with you and will
not run off in the first place.
G: How about accidents in the
MJ: We offer a highly successful,
time-proven program. House
breaking is different than other
obedience behaviors in that it
requires more time and repetition.
It's not about teaching the dog
what you don't want it to do; it's
about showing the proper behavior
and reinforcing it. Housebroken
dogs go to the bathroom outside
because they want to and have
positive associations with doing

G: What about dogs who are
very excitable?
MJ: Overexcitement in dogs
is usually the result of the dog
not knowing how to act in a
certain situation. Owners usually
exaggerate the problem by
becoming angry and scolding
the dog, but calm, clear guidance
results in a much more relaxed
dog. Our training programs give
the dogs the confidence to shine
in all situations.
G: How about the big one-
MJ: Dogs are usually aggressive
because of unfamiliarity or
fear. Proper obedience training
teaches the dog how to act and
socialization will desensitize the
dog to the issue so that they don't
G: Your program includes
instruction for both the dogs
and the owners. How does that
work? Who needs the training
more, the owners or the dogs?
MJ: Actually, both do. In order to
improve the relationship we teach
each party to behave differently
to ensure the greatest chance for
success. We work with the dog and
the owner separately at first and
then the dog and owner together
to ensure this happens. First I
work with the dog one-on-one
at On Command. This training
generally lasts two weeks. Next I
reintroduce the trained dog back
in to the home. Finally, I bring
the dog and human together and
work with them to ensure that the
behaviors get reinforced properly
and consistently.
G: Is there such a thing as an
untrainable dog or a breed you
don't think can get trained
MJ: We can train any dog,
regardless of her age, breed,
disposition, or specific issues. We
also train dogs for protection in a
way that doesn't produce overly
aggressive or unpredictable dogs.
If you wish your dog had better
manners, or if you need help with
any part of your dog's behavior,
call On Command K-9 Academy
and ask about a free consultation.

Specializing in:
Handler aggression Dog aggression Separation anxiety
* Housebreaking Excessive barking Snapping and
nipping Destructive behavior and chewing Jumping *
Running away Car sickness Breed-specific challenges

Mark Jacobs On Command K-9 Academy


Gabber October 15 October 21, 2009

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

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

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Certified Public Accountant
Licensed for 36 Years
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office: 727-575-9053
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pkg. Runs Great! $895. 727-954-8236.
1993 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Designer Edi-
tion, Leather Interior, A/C (front & rear), Light
Blue Body w/Dark Blue Top, 150K, $3,500.
1993 RIVIERA BUICK-150K, Good Condition,
Clean, No Rust. $3600. firm. 727-345-3798.
1994 FORD ECONOLINE DMC-Conversion
Van, V-8, $1500 o.b.o. 727-647-8913.

White 1/2 Landau Roof. 17" Custom Wheels.
SHARP! $2200. obo 727-692-0775.
1996 DODGE INTREPID-3.5 V-6, AT, 169K,
Cold A/C, Sun Roof, Nice Ride, Sporty, De-
pendable $1300. obo 727-776-9739.
1999 DODGE CARAVAN- Runs Great, Cold
A/C, Many Extras. New Master Cylinder. Ask-
ing $3200. 727-743-0701.
CASH PAID FOR CARS- Prices Subject to
Steel Market Value. 727-328-8004.

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

MARBLE VANITY TOP-48" wide Complete
with Moen Fixtures $75. Bath Wall Cabinet,
White 30"x18" $35. Bath Room over Vanity Fix-
ture, 4 lites, Brushed Nickel $35. Lane Swivel
Chair, Tan Leather $75. 727-692-2363.
MAPLE ROCKING CHAIR Perfect for rock-
ing babies to sleep or reading to small chil-
dren. $45. Call 410-3516.
Scratches, Broken Legs, Cabinet Glass, Split
Seems, Etc. 23Yrs Experience. Affordable.
Town Shores Discount. 813-558-0646, 727-
FULL SIZE UPRIGHT-Maytag Freezer $75.
obo. (model DF15Bumwht) Electric Dryer $50.
Kenmore. Both Work Great. 727-385-7629.

SCRAPBOOKING- 12x12 album $12. Custom
bed spread, double, Mainly green, Brand New.
$25. Worth $125. Picture frames, all sizes. $1
& up. Wrought Iron magazine rack-$3. 812-

Great Shape!! The Chamber of Secrets (Book
2), The Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) and The
Goblet of Fire ( Book 4). All three for $20.
Call 798-3824.
PET WIRE CAGES- 18x14, $20. 20x24, $40.
SINGLE PLOT- In Family Plot of 4. Royal
Palm, Older Shaded Section, Lot 7 Block 660
Grave #3. $1950. 727-596-7257.
10 HP GENERATOR- New Carb, Runs Great.
$350 o.b.o. 727-527-1909.
CAPODIMONTE-Antique Cherub Lamp. Dark
Green and Pink. Excellent Condition. Steal at
$50.727-321-9019 Karen.
Gabber October 15 October 21, 2009

Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
ALMOST NEW GPS-(Garman). Asking $125.
New Wheel Chair, Asking $100. 727-424-
Stainless Steel Johnson Boat Prop 150HP,
$80. 17" KDS Computer Monitor, $10. JVC
Stereo, Large Speakers, Phono, Receiver,
Cassette Player/Recorder, $60. Table 46"x30"
w/2-chairs $20. 727-329-9922.
rated Leaves, Includes Planter $95. obo 727-
MAPLE BUFFET-Excellent Condition. $100.
Lennox Fine Porcelain Sculpture (governors
garden party) $100. Round 3 leg Mahogany
Table, $85. Charter Collectible, High Heeled
Green Gecko $100.2 Old Lamps, 1 Elephant,
1 Flower Base $99. Bedroom Vanity Chair,
Striped Pastels $99. 757-763-9367. After
RETIRING- Selling Plumbing P.VC, Fittings &
Piping, Etc. 727-823-6425.
cents. New! Flamingo Lovers Must Have. $45.
Various Colors and Prices. Electric Broom,
$15, Christmas Items, all obo 327-7462.

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Card. Over 500,000 Healthcare Professionalsv.
Over 1,500,000 Members. Great Uninsured
and Employee Benefit. Dental, Vision, Chiro-
practic, Prescription, Prescription Advocacy.
$19.95/m Household. Physicians, Specialists,
Podiatry, Hearing, Mental, Diabetic, Cosmetic,
Therapy, Smokers, Lifeline, Laboratory, Free
24/7 Nurseline, Hospital Advocacy. $29.95/m
Household. Combined: $39.95/m Household.
Auto Club, Identity Theft, Legal and Financial.
Combined: $59.95/m Household.
1-800-647-8421 1-727-867-1975.

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. 4 Slips Left. 727-
14 FT. STARCRAFT- Good condition. Needs
motor. $100 o.b.o. Call 321-2564.

Lifts Only

Slips $6.50
sq. ft.

LARGE DOG CRATE Metal, Like New. $50.

GUNS WANTED! Call 727-407-2545. 352-
Rods, Tackle Boxes. Antique, Used or New.
Call Captain Jim, 727-460-9352.

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Notice is hereby given that on
10/30/2009 at 10:30 am the following
mobile home will be sold at public
auction pursuant to FS. 715.104.
1970 BRIT HS# 03301/03302 (double
wide) Last Tenant Linda S. Burton.
Sale to be held at MHC Eldorado
Village LLC 2505 East Bay Dr., Largo,
FL 33771. 813-241-8269

Notice is hereby given that on
10/30/2009 at 10:30 am the following
mobile home will be sold at public
auction pursuant to F.S. 715.104.
1984 SUNS TV #
TW1TRVDFLP2S00118 Last Tennant
Miloetta Humber & John Doe, Last
Owner: Flora V Kirkland. Sale to be
held at MHC Opertating LP d/b/a Vaca-
tion Vollage, 6900 Ulmerton Rd.,
Largo, FL 33771. 813-241-8269

Notice is hereby given that Marta Slaughter,
desiring to engage in business under the fic-
titious name Twitter.mobi, located in Pinellas
County, Florida, intends to register the said
name with the Division of Corporations, Flor-
ida Department of State, pursuant to section
865.09 of the Florida Statutes. 10/15/09.

WE GO THERE! 321-6965

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

Notice is hereby given that on
11/9/2009 at 10:30 am the following
mobile home will be sold at public
auction pursuant to F.S. 715.104.
1965 SUNC HS 65201 & 65202 Last
Tenant: Ruth Loney & Barbara Ann Van
Hauvart Sale to be Held at: MHC Oper-
ating Limited Partnership d/b/a
Shrangi-la MHP. 249 Jasper St. Largo,
FL 33770. 813-241-8269

Notice is hereby given that the follow-
ing vehicles will be sold for towing &
Storage charges pursuant to F.S.
Auction date of 11/3/09,10:30 am.
1997 LNDR UT SALJY1247VA704239
Auction date of 10/30/09,10:30 am.
1974 VW2D 1142398086
All Sales to be held at St. Pete's
Towing 1955 Calumet St. Clw., FL
33765 727-461-1066 Leinor
reserves the right to bid.

9am-? 1520 53rd St. S.
6380 6TH AVE. SO.- St. Petersburg, 9-3p.m,
Household Items. Saturday 17th.
SATURDAY 8AM.-3PM- 211 Pinellas Way N.
Like New GE Washer, Household Items, Lots
of Nice Childrens Toys, Clothes and Much
Birds, Kitchenware, clothes, Sign at Pasadena
Firehouse. 905 67th St. S. Friday, Saturday,
Sunday. 637-2496.
MULTI FAMILY-5831 25th Ave. S. Clothes,
Household Items, CD's, Book, Bric-a-Brac.
Sat. 9am.-1pm. No Early Birds.
MOVING SALE-Everything Goes! 5134 8th
Ave. S. Sat. 8am.-? Fabric for Sewers, Some-
thing for Everyone!
5337 6TH AVE. N. Four Family Yard Sale,
Come see! Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.
4990 31ST AVE. S.-Gulfport. Friday & Satur-
day. Park on Street.
WE GO THERE! 321-6965

HELP!!!-Ralph Male Neutered Cat. White &
Black. Black Saddle Bags on Body. Pink Nose,
Black on Head and Tail. Night blinking Collar
with Piece Missing. No ID. Left 7th Ave. N. and
55th St. St. Pete when Moved. Heading toward
Gulfport. 727-504-8226.
LOST LEATHER BAG- Gulfport Blvd, Pasa-
dena or Gulfport. Reward. 727-581-6996.

PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has
never been known to fail. This novena must be
said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must
be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and
Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles,
near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful inter-
cessor of all who invoke your special patron-
age in time of need, to you I have recourse
from the depth of my heart and humbly beg
to whom God has given great power to come
to my assistance. Help me in my present
urgent petition. In return, I promise to make
your name known and call you to be invoked.
St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid.
Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3
Gloria's. R.S.

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

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 a 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.
NAME, and What is HIS SON'S NAME, if you
know" (Proverbs 3:4-7)??? SALVATION'S
TRUE ANSWERS. Please call 727-798-0895.
Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, you
who lights all roads so I can attain my goal,
you who give me the divine gifts to forgive
and forget 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 more that I never want to be
separated from you, even in spite of all mate-
rial illusions. I wish to be with you in your eter-
nal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me
and mine. The person must say this prayer
for 3 consecutive days. After 3 days the favor
requested will be granted, even if it may ap-
pear difficult. This prayer must be published
immediately after the favor is granted, without
mentioning the favor, only your initials should
appear at the bottom.

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Gabber October 15 October 21, 2009

LEALMAN APTS-(Near 46th Ave. N. & 40th
St. N.): Studio Apts. from $400/Mo., 1BR's
from $550/Mo., 2BR's from $600/Mo. Vouch-
ers & Section 8 OK.727-804-5596.
3BR/1BA- C/H/A, Washer Dryer Hook-Up.
Nice Neighborhood, Section 8 ok. Tile & Car-
pet Floors. $900/Mo, $400 Security. 727-323-
0909, 727-463-5759.
1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT.- Gulfport, Near
Beach, Carpeted, Fans, Deck, Backyard, AC,
$550/Mo. + Security, Plus Utilities. 727-321-
Ceiling Fans, New Laminate Flooring, Fresh
Paint. $575/Mo. Includes Water,
2819 1/2 52nd St. S. 727-365-9390.
CUTE EFFICIENCY APT- (for 1) $495/Mo. In-
cludes Utilities. First & Deposit 727-384-0724
Pasadena Estates (near Gulfport).
2715 54TH ST. S.-Across from Dog Park. Ef-
ficiency, $450/Mo., $300 Security Includes
W/S/G. 2nd Floor w/Deck. Pets OK. Call 727-
4925 12TH AVE. S.- 2BR/1BA, $750/Mo.
Available Now. 727-322-8030.

Gulfport Art District 1BR/1BA Duplex with
Separate Dining Area. Carport and Private
Fenced Yard. Landlord pays W/S/G plus Lawn
Maintenance. $750/Mo. $500. Damage De-
posit. 727-942-7606 or 727-278-4852.
Waterfront Balcony, Walk to Stores, close to
Beaches, Stetson and SPC. 1BR/1BA, W/D,
Cable, Gym, Pool, No Pets/Smoking, Yearly
Lease, $750/Mo. 1st/last/security 727-482-
House Privileges, Private Entrance, Parking,
W/D, Electric, Water, Cable/Wireless. Refrig-
erator. Included. No Smoking/Pets, 727-916-

To Qualified Tenants within 6 weeks or
We Give You 50% Discount on our
Service! Property Manager Alla
Panteleyva CPMS, 727-251-4004. Search
for Home at www.EsearchHome.com

stairs, $650/Mo. First & Security Required.
GULFPORT 1BR/1BA APT.- 5 Blocks from
the beach, New Paint, New Floors, $600/mo.
$300 Security Deposit. 727-347-1017.
COZY 2/1 HOUSE- In Beautiful Gulfport Qui-
et, Marina District. Nicely Renovated, Private
Backyard. Washer. $750/Mo. 727-687-0568.
2 STORY 4 BEDROOM-2 Bath. Laundry Room
with Appliances, Hardwood Floors, Stainless,
Granite, 2 Car Garage, Fenced Yard. $2000/
Mo. 727-492-9065.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $12 per
issue. Call 321-6965.
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DUPLEX 2210 53RD ST. S.-1BR + Bonus
Room, $625/Mo., $500/Security. Includes W/
S/G, Shed, Pets OK. Call 727-452-5942.

furnished Apartment. Ready to Move in. No
727-347-1535 or 727-360-9494.
vated, Hardwood Floors, C/H/A, Carport, En-
closed Front Porch, W/D Hook-Up. $750/Mo. &
$750/Deposit. 1601 55th St. S. 727-688-9565.
1BR Apt. with Private Roof Top Deck. 1 Block
to Public Beach & 3 Blocks to Restaurants &
Shops. $575/Mo. plus Electric. Dan Yingst Re-
alty 727-321-5258.
vated. With W/D. Fenced Yard. $850/Mo. +
Security Deposit. 2631 45th St. S. 727-643-
STUDIO APT.-Overlooks Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently
located. Includes All Utilities/Cable/Internet.
Credit Check Required. 727-688-7622.
Gulfport, 2BR/2BA, Unfurnished, Overlook-
ing Marina. 2 Swimming Pools, All Amenities,
Seasonal And or Yearly Lease. $875/Mo. Incl
Gas/Cable/Garbage. 55+ 813-841-5025.
RENT OR SALE-Furnished mobile home. 55+
Park., Pasadena Avenue, Waterview, 1 Br. New
W/D, A/C. Florida Room. 727-459-5944.
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.
GULFPORT 1BR/BA APT.-Duplex. Bright,
Cheerful, Quiet Neighborhood. $775/Mo. plus
Deposit. Includes An Utilities for One Person.
Also Cable, W/D, CHA, Fresh Paint & New
Carpet. Appliances like New. Shower Only.
Non-Smoker, No Section 8. Owner lives next
door. Call Dan 727-327-6144 for Info or to

Art District. With Hardwood Floors, Electric,
Water, Gas, Garbage and Sewer Included.
WIFI in Building. $595/Mo. or $150/Wk. 727-
323-7268 www.BryanTree.Com
Covered Parking. Water/Trash Included. 2
Blocks from Beach, $675/Mo. & Security. 727-
501-5469, 727-639-3981.
Large Family Room. Unfurnished, Ready to
Move-in. $900/Mo. Annual Lease. No Pets.
727-347-1535 or 727-360-9494 MARCOUX

CROSSWINDS Cute 2br/lba Inside utility EZ access to Tyrone $725
LAKE MAGGIORE Over looking the lake 1 & 2 br units $695 & $795
MEL TAN-HEIGHTS 3br/lba large fenced lot carport. Lots of space $795
CAMPBELL PARK 4br/2ba Block, fenced yard & new carpet $1095
BARTLET PARK 2br/2ba fenced yard W&D Hook ups SEC 8 OK $650
SOUTH PASADENA lbr/lbaWaterfront Condo, Pool, No pets $625
FRUITLAND HEIGHTS 3br/lba Lease Option avail Hardwood flrs $795
MIDTOWN Near Sweet Bay, Ibr cottage $395 1 br apt. $465 WSG incl.
je.x Rentals & Realty, Inc.

808 13TH ST. N.-St. Pete, Extra Large 1Br/
1Ba, A/C's, New Carpet, Part Utilities Inc.
Petless, Porch, Park Nearby. $500/mo./dep.
SMALL ROOM FOR RENT IN -Gulfport. $100/
Wk Includes Cable & Utilities. 727-481-5379.
VIEW-Condo from Balcony/Patio. Gated Com-
munity w/Many Amenities. Inside Parking.
Yearly/Long Term $1250/Mo. No Pets 727-
NORTH ST. PETE-Unfurnished Apts. Start-
ing at $595. plus Security. 1BR/1BA. Includes
Electric, Gas, Water, & Trash. Laundry on
Premises. 727-692-0899.
Clinton St. S. 4 blocks from water, Free cable.
No Smokers or Pets. $550 mo. 727-345-3798
TREASURE ISLAND Waterfront 1BR, Condo.
Annual. Fishing Dock, Water, Cable & Trash.
Quiet, Remodeled, Beautiful. No Pets. Avail-
able September. $695/Mo. 727-647-3328.
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.
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.
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.
Ok. Covered Parking, Cable, Gas, Water In-
cluded. Annual $850/Mo. Sale Option Also.
LARGE 1BR/1BA-Bermuda Bay Condo. Gat-
ed Waterfront Community on Private Beach.
Washer/Dryer, W/G/S, Basic Cable Included.
$780/Mo. N/S, No pets 727-460-0251.
cluded. 727-343-1637. Also need Part Time
Handyman & Part Housekeeper.
terview, Remodeled 2BR/2BA, Balcony, W/D,
$1195/Mo. Yearly. RALSTON'S REALTY CO.,
Diane, 727-367-6702.
nished, Open Waterview, Gated, 55+, Covered
Parking, W/D, Hardwood Floors Throughout,
855sqft. $800/Mo. 727-397-2351.
Apt. 2nd Floor. Clean, Quiet and Close to
Art District. Anna 727-321-5146. Available

PINBIM TIMIL Wed of 50th St. site laundry 1 br $550 2br $695
CHILDS PARK Comer lot with m7aWretees, reasonable ONLY $595
OLD NE 1 lor apts ind WSG, Gas & Basic Cbl 2nd Mo. 1/2 mt $550

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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.

Over 55...in the lovely community
of Gulfport. Unfurnished, second
floor, 1 br/1 ba, clean & freshly painted.
1060 sq ft. Rent includes basic cable,
gas for cooking/heat/hotwater.
Prefer non smoker. NO PETS...
walk to art district, beach, restaurants,
dancing at the casino. 1 year lease.
$700 per month, first/last/security.


2BR/2BA CONDO-Pool, Clubhouse, Pool
Table, Beautiful Ceramic Tile, Children and
Small pets Ok. Cable Included. 5 minutes from
Beach. So. Pasadena. $850/Mo. 727-374-
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.
Screened Deck, Lovely Pool, Fishing Dock,
Quiet and Peaceful, 55+, $595/Mo. Referenc-
es, No Dogs. 727-289-4436.
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.

in Gulfport. Large 1000sqft. 1Br/1.5Ba Apt.
$775/Mo. Yearly Lease. Parking. Call for Ap-
pointment. 727-644-2441.
GULFPORT 5708 23RD AVE S 2/1 Bunga-
low. www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com 727-
CUTE EFFICIENCY APT.-In the center of
Gulfport's Art District. Newly Renovated, Qui-
et, Walk to Beach, Restaurants, Shops. $485/
Mo. Also Available Furnished 727-687-0568.
1/1 HOUSE 2218 51ST S.-$625/Mo, Large
fenced yard. PASSMORE & COX, INC. 727-

Cozy 2BR/1BA House 560 Zanesville Street
South 2 Blocks North of Gulfport. C/H/A, W/
D Hookup, Carport. Fenced Backyard, Quiet,
Trees. $695/Month plus Utilities. $500 Secu-
rity. 727-321-9298 or 727-251-2766.
2/1 HOUSE 5163 4TH AVE. S.- W/D Hookups,
$700/Mo. PASSMORE & COX, INC. 727-459-

ST. PETE BEACH- 1BR, Excellent Condi-
tion, Busline, Fishing. Newly Painted. Water
Included. $595/Mo. Efficiency also available,
$550/Mo. 727-345-7036.
MY TAXES ARE LOWER- So your rent will
be lower! 2BR/1BA, 2BR/2BA and 3BR/1BA
Houses. 4519 14th Ave. S., 2482 15th Ave. S.,
3230 4th Ave. S., 1751 46th St. S.; 1 BR house,
$600/Mo. 1744 44th St. S. All have; A/C &
WD Hookup. Call 305-975-0840.

GULFPORT CLEAN-and Comfortably fur-
nished & equipped, just bring a Suitcase. Walk
to restaurants & beach, CHA, W/D. (5039 29th
Ave. S, Apt. B). $850/Mo. & Utilities. 727-418-

TOWN SHORES 55+- 2/2, Remodeled, No
Pets/Smoking. Near Clubhouse, Pool. 6 Mos.
Lease. $830/Mo. Plus Electric, Security. Avail-
able Dec. 1-630-456-1354.
nished). Nice and Clean and Walking distance
to Beach. Prefer Single Working person. No
Smoking/Pets. $600/Mo. 3mo. minimum. Ca-
ble/Utilities Included. 727-644-6194.
2BR FURNISHED CONDO-Town Shores. 4th
floor, Close to Pool. Covered Parking. $900/
Mo. annual. 55+. Available Nov. 1st. Call 727-
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.

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. Plenty of Storage, Hasn't come
Available In Years. Don't Miss this One! 727-
321-4720 or 727-452-4721.

1BR Duplex, Completely Furnished. Enclosed
Porch. Walk to Shopping, Park, Beach. Se-
niors Preferred. No Smoking/Pets. Quiet Area.

1 BA, Micro, Fridge, $500/Mo. Includes Utilities.
Deposit, Ref. No Smoking. Perfect for Gentle-
man. Available Now! 727-345-1869.
2BR/2BA, C/H/A, W/D, DW, Fully Furnished,
Fenced, Parking. Pet Friendly. Weekly/Monthly.
Call about November Special! 727-328-0203.
modeled 1BR/1BA Waterfront with Boat Slip.
Beautifully Furnished, Covered Parking, On
Busline, Yearly $900/Mo. Seasonal $1500/Mo.

Furnished Bedroom, Share Kitchen & Bath.
$475/Mo. 727-343-6350.
ROOMMATE WANTED- Pasadena/Gulfport.
Full House Privileges, Utilities & Wireless
Internet Included. 727-623-1432 or 727-344-
2BR/1BA HOUSE-.Large Yard. Male Pre-
ferred, Non Smoking/Drugs. $125/wk. Includes
Utilities. 727-347-9946.
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.
& TV. Utilities & Cable Included. $95/wk. 727-

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

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

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3489 8th Ave. No.
Near Kenwood area, 3/2.5 on double lot.
Newer roof & windows, fireplace, pool,
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5721 13th Ave. S. Walk to Stetson, C/H/A, Pri-
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ly Rented $1600/Mo. Income. $175,000. Will
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bassy #102. Ground Floor. 1450sqft. Condo.
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Call Lajean Suttles (423)-413-9208 or Greg
Baggett (423)-400-0437 to Schedule Appt. Of-
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