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Title: Gabber
Alternate Title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann,
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Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: October 22, 2009
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General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
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this week...


City Searches For
New Attorney
see page 3

Fish Fry Benefit
see page 8

St. Pete Beach
Community Sale
see page 15

Holy Name
Oktoberfest
see page 16

Annual Plant Sale
see page 18

Circus McGurkis
see page 27

Boca Ciega
Homecoming
see page 34

Halloween
Decoration Contest
see page 35

Halloween Bash
see page 27

Public Comment
Form City Council
Meeting
see page 53


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Residents Rally for Pass-A-Grille Post Office
By Kate Bradshaw
Rusty Ercius
remembers picking up S
the mail here when he


was a kid.
"I used to come down
here at five years old,"
he said at an Oct. 10
rally to save the Pass
A Grille's only post
office, adding that he'd
always follow his trips
to the 8th Avenue post
office with a visit to a
sundries shop for a
nickel Coke.
See Post Office
page 40


Gulfport Adds Park to
Marina Amenities
Gulfport- For $3,000 the city will turn a piece
of land into a city park. The plot of land at the
corner of Tifton Drive and Del Rio Way South
will soon be designated Gulfport Marina Park.
The park will include picnic tables, umbrellas
and a bike rack. The city may also offer
removable picnic grills (park guests could check
these out from the marina) and a monument to
lost sailors.
See Marina, page 2


City Clerk Earns Top
Designation
GULFPORT- City Clerk
Leslie DeMuth earned
her CRM, or Certified
Records Manager.
This makes DeMuth
one of three city clerks
in Pinellas County
who has earned this
designation.


Gulfport Hires Consultant St. Pete Beach Election
to Help Property Owners in Referendum Questions


Flood Zones
Gulfport- The city hired Cardno/TBE (formerly
Tampa Bay Engineering) to perform a coastal
evaluation. This evaluation could, according
to Interim City Manager Jim O'Reilly, reduce
the size of velocity zones, or V-zones. If FEMA
agrees with the evaluation and reduces these
zones, the affected property owners would save
money on flood insurance.
In a memo to city council O'Reilly recommended
that council hire Cardno/TBE but added that
the evaluation came with no guarantees that
the V-zones would change.
The evaluation will cost just over $33,000.


ST. PETE BEACH Residents may not be
deciding on who will represent them in city
hall in this election, but there are a few items
on the ballot that could impact the look of
the city. Here is a quick rundown of the four
items on which St. Pete Beach voters will be
deciding on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

1) Title: Charter Amendment: voter approval
of certain Comprehensive Plan Amendments
Ordinance 2009-12. Ballot Language: "
amends Section 3.15 of the City Charter to
require voter approval of only
See Beach Election, page 43


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The city can create this park for
less money than parks usually cost
because recent improvements made
to the area requires the contractor
to put the plot of land back together.
Interim City Manager Jim O'Reilly
explainedthat the city couldrecognize
savings by asking the contractor to
put the park back together a little
differently than how they found it.


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 259 and popcorn for 259.
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!

Halloween Volunteers
Needed
Plans for this year's Spooktacular
Halloween Bash at the Gulfport
Recreation Center are in the works!
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.


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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City Hires Municipal
Law Firm
Gulfport- The city will use Zimmet,
Unice, and Salzman, P.A., a municipal
law firm while Governance performs
a job search for a new city attorney.
The current interim city attorney,
Tom Minkoff, will no longer work for
the city effective tomorrow (Friday,
October 23).
(the firm) will bill the city $150
an hour and agreed not to charge a
retainer. Minkoffs employment will
end because Charlie Crist appointed
him to a judgeship on the circuit
court bench.

6th Annual Haunted
House Benefit
GULFPORT: The 6th Annual
Haunted House used to aid church
ministries will be held on Saturday,
October 31 from 5-10 p.m. at 900
63 Street S. in Gulfport. Homeless
Ministry needs blankets, socks,
toiletries and can goods; Dominican
Republic ministries need children's


clothes, school supplies and shoes.
Any cash donations are accepted and
will go to a good cause. Come out and
join the fun. Take a tours through
the haunted house. They would love
to 'entertain' you.

Thanks to the Coastal
Cleanup Volunteers
The City of Gulfport would like to
thank all the volunteers on land
and water that attended the Coastal
Cleanup this past Saturday, October
17 at Clam Bayou Nature Park.
The statistics of the cleanup were 38


dedicated volunteers and 478 lbs of
debris removed from the Bayou. Also,
a pile of rotting lumber was removed.
If you would like to view some of the
photos taken at the clean up, go to the
Cities website at www.mygulfport.us
and click the photo navigation bar
then current photos.
The City of Gulfport is scheduled
to have the next Clam Bayou clean
up Saturday, March 20, 2010 from
9 a.m. to noon, so mark your calen-
dars! It's really a lot of fun and you
are helping the Bayou at the same
time.


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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.

Boaters Can Stay at Gulfport Marina Longer
Gulfport-Boaters visiting Gulfport can now stay at its municipal marina for
up to two weeks. Tuesday evening Council passed Ordinance 2009-14, which
extends the length of time transient boaters can remain inside the municipal
marina.
"I'm delighted to support this ordinance," Jennifer Salmon told council. She
added that she thought increasing the length of time boaters could stay at the
marina (from 14 days to 30) "makes sense." Salmon encouraged the city to pilot
the 30-day period before committing to it.
Jim Greenwald, Chrisan Herod and Lee Stapella also spoke in favor of extending
the limit to 30 days. No other residents commented on the issue.
"I think it's a great idea. Councilwoman King brought this up and I think it's
a great idea," Vice Mayor Bob Worthington said when Mayor Mike Yakes asked
council for comment.
"I'm personally glad to start with the 14 and see how that works," Councilmember
Sam Henderson said.
The length of time boaters can remain anchored in Boca Ciega Bay within
Gulfport waters remains at 72 hours.


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Parking Fees Likely
to be Raised
ST PETE BEACH The City
Commission approved the first
reading of two ordinances that would
raise the cost of parking for some. The
first would likely increase the cost of
resident and non-resident parking
permits in certain zones from $15
to $20 and $75 to $100 annually,
respectively, for example. Parking
violation fines will also likely get
a hike. The combined revenue the
increases are expected to generate
is around $41,505. Rick Falkenstein
was not happy with the increase in
parking permit fees. "Don't raise
stuff on us anymore," he told the
commission. "To you, it's pennies.
To other people it's big bucks."
Falkenstein also said that that


violations like parking in a disabled
space or in front of a fire hydrant
should carry much heftier fees,
something the city commission said
it will consider before the ordinance's
second reading. Commissioner
Christopher Leonard also suggested
that violations in certain zones like
the parking lot at the Don Vista also
carry higher fines. "What I'm hoping
is that this will be a deterrent," he
said.

Florida Family Week
Starts on Halloween
ST PETE BEACH In an effort
to recognize the integral role of
families in the cultivation of strong
communities, St. Pete Beach Mayor
Mike Finnerty designated the week
of Oct. 31st-Nov. 7th as Family Week.


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"(F)amilies teach and exemplify the
values and virtues needed in today's
changing world," the proclamation
establishing the observance reads.
"Florida recognizes that strong
families are at the core of strong
communities and an essential part of
the cultural cultural and social fabric
of Florida." Vice Mayor Al Halpern
read the proclamation in Finnerty's
absence.

Fine Dining Every
Thursday Night
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that change weekly and include
entree, salad and dessert for $9.
Reservations requested for parties
over five. Call 323-2691 or Giuseppe
at 798-6355. The Sons of Italy dining
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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 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.


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Family Pig Roast Picnic
The Sons of Italy Lodge at 2500 34
Street S. celebrates the start of the
fall season with its First Annual
Family Pig Roast Picnic on October
24. Last season's family pig roast
picnic was sold out so get your tickets
early. Dinner includes sweet corn,
beans, roasted pig, oven roasted
potatoes, watermelon, soda and beer
all for $18 adults. Advance ticket
sales only. They start at 10 a.m. with
coffee and breakfast pastries and will
start serving about 1 p.m.
Their bocce courts are complete so
come enjoy and take lessons. Their
temporary horseshoe court will be
ready.
They can cater all your events. Call
323-2691 or Giuseppe at 798-6355.

PAG Civic Association
Keeps on Giving
ST PETE BEACH In her
presentation to the St. Pete Beach City
Commission, the Pass-a-Grille Civic
Association's Ann Michael went down
a list of events and organizations to
which her organization has donated
money. There was the $500 that
went to the recreation department.
Then there were the Easter Egg
hunt and the Christmas parade, to
which the group gave $100 each.
Other occasions have included boat
parades and fireworks displays. By
Michael's calculation, the Pass-a-
Grille Civic Association has given a
total of $67,000 in donations to the
community over the years.





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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


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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
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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
contest.
Merchants: Pleaseconsider 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.

Join the Senior's
Chat Room
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27 Avenue S. in Gulfport, will
hold a Chat Room every Friday at
2 p.m. Come down and share stories
about your life and experiences with
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Workshop for Pastors
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Awareness. Faith Based Initiatives
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at the Suncoast Hospice, 3050 First
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Presenters will be clergy from
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Wednesday 10:00 AM
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first 50 people to register will receive
a copy of "Grace for the Afflicted".
Registration deadline is October 28.
CUFHC is a forum through which
health information is disseminated
in the faith based community.


Clothing Give-Away
at Gateway Christian
Gateway Christian Center at
4300 Central Avenue invites you to
another giant clothing give-away
(men's women's and children's) on
Saturday, October 24 from 11-2
p.m. Enter through the back of the
building. Prayer and counseling will
also be available.

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SUNDAY SERVICES
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
(727)867-7015


They will hold their Fall Festival
on Saturday, October 31 from 6-8
p.m. Event includes free door prizes,
free candy for kids, games, barbecue,
seven moon walks, music and much
more. Everything is free. Donations
are welcome. Call 327-0771 for more
information.

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
321-8086.


Unitarian Universalist
United Fellowship
5721 Central Ave.
We are a lay led Fellowship guided by truth,
reason and tolerance. We invite you to
discover Unitarian Universalism with us.
Discussion 10:15 AM
Program 11:00 AM
www.uuunited.org
727-344-5407





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




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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.

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
2 p.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.


Free Fall Festival
St. Luke's United Methodist
Church, 4444 Fifth Avenue N. in St.
Petersburg, will celebrate the fall
season with a free festival on October
23 from 6-8 p.m. Event features
games, prizes, bounce house, slide,
cakewalk and a costume contest!
Purchase a hot dog or hamburger,
chips, drink, and cookie all for
$2. For more information please
call 727-321-1335 or visit www.
st-lukesumc.com.


Pilgrim Congregational
United Church of Christ
You Are Always Welcome
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am
Nursery Available
Adult Sunday School 9:30 am
SWednesday Bible Study
11:00 am and 7:00pm
_' 6315 CentralAve.
727-347-1226
"Divesity our strength, God's love our bond"


First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport
www.gulfportumc.org
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Child Care
both Sun. morn
&Wed. Evening


Sunday Mornings
Sunday School 9:15a
Traditional Serv. 10:30a
Fellowship for all 11:30a
Wednesday
Dinner 6:00p
Faith Plugged in
SContemporary
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PRESBYTERIAN


Welcomes You
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Tenfic Tuesday............ 3:30-5:00 p.m.
531227t Av. S. 321808


TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD
Community Metaphysical Church
1950 2nd Ave. No. St. Petersburg
(727) 822-8628 (727) 822-3157
Sunday Worship Services 11:00 a.m.
Thurs: Men of Color Support Grp. 7 p.m.
Sat. 10-24 Koputu Touch Healing,
Spiritual Healing & Self Development
with Rev. Margaret Rose Watson
2 Sat. classes 10-3 p.m. $125.00
Sat. 10-24, 2 part discussion 1-4 p.m.
Best Selling Book, The 4 Agreements
With Rev. Sophia Michele LaMontia
Tues. 10-27 Gentle Yoga 10:30 a.m.
Miracles Bookstore
Fri. Sat. 11 a.m. 4 p.m.
Sales gifts & books
Check our WEBSITE for details
www.templeofthelivinggod.com
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PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH


Join us this Sunday!


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


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


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Beach Concert Series Ends Friday Night
By Kath Bradshaw
The St. Pete Beach
Concert in the Park
Series is officially
in full swing this
month, but this
week's installment
will be its last.
Playing to a park
packed with folks
of all ages one re-
cent Friday, the
Buffett-inspired is-
land 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 takes place at Horan Park at the
St. Pete Beach Community Center (7701 Boca Ciega Drive., St. Pete Beach).
The Charlie Morris will Band round out the series on October 23 with a night
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Children's Halloween
Spooktacular
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.

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.
com.





Gulfport's Famous Funky Cozy
Cottage Book Shop
Our Resident Feline
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"Reading is the only way to
run away without leaving home."
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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 specializing in body-casting
sculptures, 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
tour the beautiful waterfront district


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

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.


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Most Holy Name
Oktoberfest
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
auditorium.


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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
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Phone: (727) 343-6119
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you check out the ad next week to
find out who the celebrity guest will
be.
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.

Madrigal in Autumn
Concert
The St. Petersburg College
Madrigalians and director Dr.
Vernon Taranto, Jr. welcome the
Concordia Vocal Ensemble and
director David Condon to share the
stage and collaborate in an evening
of popular madrigals. The program
will feature compositions by classical
and modern masters.
Both ensembles, performing
separately, will present a repertoire
of compositions by John Wilbye,
Thomas Morley, Francis Pilkington,
as well as 20th century composers
Kurt Weill, Irving Fine and Leo
Kraft.
Concert will be held on Friday,
October 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the
St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus Music
Center, 6605 Fifth Avenue N. in
St. Petersburg. Free.


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Helps identify cancers of the liver, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, gallstones, kidney stones and more.
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including dessertfrom 11am to 6pm daily.
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,Gfulfport Garden &
N e Bird Clubl
The November 12th program will
be held at 1620 Park Street N. at
1 p.m. It will be hosted by Eric
Anderson who will discuss gardens,
birds and the history of Tocobaga
native lands. This is also near the
spot where the Spanish explorer
Panfilo de Narvaez landed in the
1500s.
Enter and park by the old Saffron's.
Those who want to carpool may
make arrangements with friends.
This should be an interesting,
educational and fun afternoon.
Mark your calendar and plan to be
there on November 12 at 1 p.m.

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
visit gardenclubstpetersburg.org.


South Pasadena
Civic Association
The South Pasadena Civic
Association is sponsoring their
annual Thanksgiving Dinner on
Saturday, November 7 at 5:30 p.m.
at City Hall. Cost is $12 members,
$14 for nonmembers. Call Agnes at
347-5292 for tickets. Ten games of
bingo will be played after dinner.
The next regular meeting will
be Wednesday, November 11 at
1:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be
Dr. Eichenbaum. The meeting is
open to all.
Bingo is held every Thursday at
12:30 p.m.
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Rodney Demers, Gulfport: "An
investment is an investment; just
because he's been in a bit of trouble
doesn't mean that his money won't
spend like everyone else's. The NFL
let Michael Vick back into the league,
even after he was convicted for kill-
ing dogs and illegal gambling. He
did some awful things. Why wouldn't
they let Rush Limbaugh invest his
own money? It's all green."


Lee Brennan, Gulfport: "I person-
ally think that he should have been
allowed to invest, if he's got the mon-
ey and the interest, why shouldn't
he be allowed to buy a team? I think
it would have been great for a team;
he would definitely shake them up a
little! He has a strong opinion and
that's what teams are all about; he
would create excitement and con-
troversy. Maybe if he was involved
with a sports team that has a large
percentage of African Americans, he
might learn something like tolerance.
I do agree that Rush has made some
very jaded comments in the past but
I think that's just him being brutally
honest. I respect that. Sometimes it
takes someone like him to voice an
opinion that brings about change
that can prove someone wrong. If
everyone had the same opinion, we
would never learn anything."


Melanie King, Gulfport: "Person-
ally, I can't stand him; I think he's a
horrible person. I don't like anything
that comes out of his mouth. I think
if he was allowed to invest in an NFL
team, he would be very divisive and
have to argue about everything. I
just don't like the man."


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Jason Brennan, Gulfport: "Yes, I
think he should have been allowed
to invest; it's a free market. I guess
that he's pretty controversial from
the team management perspective,
but you can't like everybody. They
probably wouldn't want that much
attention; the team would get public-
ity whether they wanted it or not. He
would probably come across as adver-
sarial, which could affect the team's
reputation. But I do think that he
would draw attention to whatever
team he was involved with."

Gabber October 22 October 28, 2009


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Your First Mimosa or
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Fried/baked Chicken Wednesdays
Meatloaf Thursdays Seafood Fridays
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Free Clinical Breast

Exams and Seminar
Palms of Pasadena Hospital will conduct a breast cancer screening and educational session.
We encourage all women to take charge of their own breast health through self-breast exams
and making sure to schedule an annual mammogram.

Screenings
Wednesday, October 28
9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m. -4 p.m.
1609 Pasadena Avenue South, Suite 2M
Educational Seminar
Wednesday, October 28
12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
Palms of Pasadena Professional Building
Boca Ciega Room
A light lunch will he served at the Educational Seminar.


Space is limited for both events.
Please call 1-800-667-4576
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By Mary Marsh
More Artists from the
Show Opening Glow
Gracing the walls of our Treasure
Island Community Center
until November 5 are works by
members of the Art Guild of T.I.
Today we feature Luba Robinson
and Donald Silvestri.
Donald Silvestri works in oils,
studied the Renaissance method of
glazes under Frank Arcuri at the
Arts Student League in NY City
and continues his studies locally
at the Arts Center and Suntan.
His still life oils are classic in
style. "Orchids and Shells" stands
out because of the rich cobalt blue
vase, holding a delicate orchid and
set on a lace trimmed cloth. The
shells, reflected in the vase, add
just the right touch.
Luba Robinson, also working
in oil, has chosen to exhibit two
landscapes and two still life
paintings, the latter featuring
large, luminous seashells. In her
large landscape, "Passages", Luba
has captured that perfect moment
at sunset when the sun is sinking
into the sea, creating a spectacular
color show of clouds and sky. In the
foreground are dark silhouettes of
backlit grasses and shrubs edging
a narrow inlet, forming a passage
out to sea.
Enjoy these works and those of
Patricia McEntire, Aleida Mehalko
and Daniel Wright at the Center
located on 106th Avenue just east
of Gulf Blvd. Call 547-4575 for
hours of operation.







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800 15th Ave. S. Gulfport


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Sat. 4-11PM; Sun. 1-8PM


GRAND PRIZE DRAWING: $2,500
2nd PRIZE DRAWING: $750
3rd PRIZE DRAWING: $250


Thursday, Oct. 29th Armband Night
Food & Drinks Live Entertainment Dancing* Arts & Crafts
50/50 Drawings Plant Boutique Face Painting
Games & Midway Rides
Buc's fans visit with the "BIG NASTY" Saturday 5-6pm for
autographs, pictures & a costume contest for all at 5pm!!!
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St. Pete Beach Community-Wide Yard Sale

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


St. Pete Beach Community Center
7701 Boca Ciega Drive

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Hot Dogs
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Assorted Soups
Ice Cream items
Beverages Available include:
Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate,
Sodas and Juices
Check for Daily Specials!

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

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

Volunteer Opportunities
Senior Center:
Contact Cynthia at 893-1231

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








1135 Pasadena Ave. So.
Suite 140
South Pasadena
Wills/Trusts
Estate Planning
Probate
Medicaid Planning
Real Estate
Business Law
Landlord/Tenant
Disputes
Personal Injury
Criminal
Traffic/D.U.I.
*The hiring of an attorney is an important decision
that should not be based solely upon advertising.
Before you decide, ask us to send you free written
information about our qualifications and experience
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SPCA Pet of the Week
Little Man is a 2 year old orange tabby. He would
be most content to sit on your lap and be smothered
; J with affection. His previous owners just welcomed a
S new baby into their home and were unable to keep
SLittle Man. Come on over to the SPCA Tampa Bay
today and meet this friendly little guy, 9099 130
Avenue N. in Largo, or call us at 727-586-3591.



Adopt a Retired Racer
Meet Harriet (aka Hattie), a black female greyhound
with a tuxedo chest and little white socks on her back
feet. Hattie will be a fantastic pet for a lucky family.
She's good with everything and everyone (small dogs
and cats included)! She settled into her foster home
quickly, and is an exceptional girl with a matching
personality. If you would like to meet Hattie or any
of our other greyhounds, please call Greyhound Pets
of America on (727) 595-7852, visit our website: www.
greyhoundpets.com, or see us at the Tyrone PetSmart on most Sundays from
noon to 2 p.m. Call first if you want to meet a specific dog.


Friends of Strays
SSophia is a sweet 2 year old DSH gray and white kitty.
She is a quiet lap cat and gets along with other cats.
Please stop by and visit Sophia and find room in your
heart and home for her. Friends of Strays No Kill shel-
ter is located at 2911 47 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg.
All adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip, vac-
cines and county license. For more information visit
friendsofstrays.com or call 727-522-6566.










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Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Cookie returns with karaoke &
dancing
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
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Candidates,
Forums, Music
ST. PETERSBURG: The 38th
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
musicalperformers. CircusMcGurkis
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 Quakers.
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
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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 Chapel Band, Ropecircle and
Loud Zoo. Featured entertainers
outside will include Ngaire, Jun
Bustamante, ('lI.- Joe Montanaro,
Jeremy Gloff, Rebekah Pulley and
David Rosefield. Food and beverage


will be allowed in the Recreation
Center.
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.

DBSA Support Group
Are you depressed or bipolar or have
another disorder? Come to a support
group that meets every Thursday
evening from 7-9 p.m. at Northeast
Presbyterian Church, 4400 Shore
Acre Boulevard NE. They also have a
teen group that meets from 6-8 p.m.
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SLeisure




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


ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Fitness Center Extends Hours: The Senior
Center Fitness Center is now open every Tues.
& Thurs until 7pm. Must be a registered Senior
Center member. Call about fee information.
Italian Performance: Sorry, the Oct. 29
evening performance in the Theater by the
Italian American Society of St. Petersburg has
been cancelled and rescheduled for Fri. April
16. Watch the Gabber for further details.
Wii Bowling: Something new for Wii Bowlers!
Now available on Tues. Nov. 3 and 17 at
6:30pm. Stetson students will be here to show
you how easy it is! Come have some fun!
Lunch & Learn: will be offered on Thurs. Nov.
5 at 11am. Topic: Long Term Care. Seating
limited so call now to make reservations.
Sponsor: Bankers Life
Luminaries on Sale at Senior Center: The
Senior Center will be selling luminaries to be
displayed in Clymer 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.
Thanksgiving Dinner Party: Tickets ($5.00)
are now available for the Senior Center's
annual Thanksgiving Dinner Party that will
be held on Tues. Nov. 24 at 11:30am. Seating
is limited.
A Weekend Wonderland Fundraiser:
Tickets ($5 donation) are going fast for
the Senior Center's Weekend Wonderland
Fundraiser on Fri. Dec. 4, 5-9pm. Includes
live & silent auctions, an opportunity raffle for
theme baskets and a chance to bid on many
exciting prizes such as Disney Passes, Starlite
Dinner Cruise passes, and much more! Must
be present to win the live auction. Also, mark
your calendar for Sat. Dec. 5th from 9am to
2pm for the Senior Center Flea Market and


Better Boutique. No entry ticket required. Call
the Senior Center for more info. Donations of
new or gently used items are gladly accepted.
(Sorry, no clothing)
SPECIAL EVENTS/SERVICES
Thurs. Oct. 22, 11la.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)
Tues. Nov.3 & 10, 12:30pm
AARP Driving Classes,
Call 867-7888 to reg.
Thurs. Nov. 5, 11am
Lunch & Learn on Long
Term Care. Must reserve.
Tues. Nov. 17 Free Memory
Screenings. Call for appointment
Wed. Nov. 18, 10:30am
Presentation by Cliff Cook
from Raymond James on
Investment Selections
Tues. Nov. 24, ll:30am
Thanksgiving DinnerParty.
Must have ticket
Every Monday
10a.m. Cards
10a.m. Diabetic Class
or Support Group (alternates)
1p.m. Dominoes, Mah Jongg
4p.m. Beginning Spanish
5:10p.m. Spanish Conversation,
Every Tuesday
10a.m. Quilting Club
10:30a.m. Blood Pressure Screenings
10:45a.m. Chair Exercise with Phil
2p.m. Bridge
4p.m. Spanish 1 ......
5:10 Spanish (Conversation)
6:30p.m. Euchre
6:30p.m. Wii Bowling (Nov. 3 & 17


or 893-2237
Every Wednesday
9a.m. Harmonica Club
10:30a.m. Investment Discussion
11:15a.m. Bone Strengthening
Exercise Class
1:30p.m. Yoga, starts Oct. 28
3:45p.m. Chair Yoga
6:30p.m. Pinochle, Canasta,
Beginning Bridge
7:30p.m. AA Group
Every Thursday
9a.m. Art
9:30a.m. Line Dancing
1p.m. Wii Bowling
2p.m. Bridge Club
6p.m. Beginning Italian Grammar
or Advanced Italian Conversation
7p.m. Beginning Italian Conversation,
Intermediate Italian Grammar
or Advanced Italian Workshop
8p.m. Italian Folk Dance Class
Every Friday
9a.m. Knitters Group
10a.m. Writers Workshop
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


* Gulfport Library


5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074


PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS:
Genealogy Discussion Group: Satur-
day, October 24, 1:00 pm. This is not a
formal class, just an opportunity to meet
and share experiences and information
with others interested in delving into their
family history. FMI, call Kay Boatwright
at the Library, 893-1074.
Short Stories Study Group: Monday,
October 26 at 1:00 pm. Presented by local
chapter of Brandeis University Women.
Art Exhibit: Pastels by Paul Nucci.
Starts Friday, November 6. Through No-
vember 25. Gallery Walls, FrancesPurdy
Friends Room.
"A Grandmother Reads at the Li-
brary!": Saturdays, 11:30 am. Starts No-
vember 7 with stories read by the grand-
mother of Cat in the Hat!
Songs and Book Signing: Saturday, No-
vember 7, 2:00 pm. Phi Tropea, oper-
atic tenor and author of MIarco.
Pat Brinkley Presents "Fun with


Crafts": Saturdays, November 7 and 21,
2:00 pm.
Socrates Caf6: Thursday, November 12,
10:00 am.
Suncoast Computer Users Group:
Thursday, November 12, 6:00 pm.
Scrapbookers Club for Teens &
Adults: Saturday, November 14, 1:00
pm. Bring your pictures, books and ques-
tions, and prepare to have a great time!
Some supplies available, but you furnish
your own 12x12 scrapbook album.
Retirement Planning Workshop for
Seniors: Tuesday, November 17, 10:00
am. Presented by the Senior Learning
Council.
Exploration Nautilus: Wednesday, No-
vember 18, 3:00 pm. Presented by Dr.
Stewart Nelson, discoverer of the remains
of the first arctic submarine, scuttled in
1931.
Coffee/Talk: Thursday, November 19,
10:00 am. Our 15th Fall series continues


with The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak.
Stop by the Reference Help Desk to pick
up a discussion guide and reserve a copy
of the book.
Coffee/Talk Movie: "Into the Arms of
Strangers: Stories of the Kindertrans-
port." Thursday, November 19, 1:30 pm.
This Oscar-winning documentary (War-
ner, 2000) tells the story of 10,000 Jew-
ish child refugees who were transported
to Britain to escape the Nazi Holocaust,
and is narrated narration by Dame Judi
Densch. (Running time: 2 hours.)
The G & O Book Club: Saturday No-
vember 21, 1:30 pm. A philosophical dis-
cussion group based on the works of early
20th century mystic G. I. Gurdjieff and
philosopher P. D. Ouspensky.
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
Gabber October 22 October 28, 2009









Slices city Sponsored Activities

i in the Community


Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068


RECREATION WEBSITE-www.
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.

ACTIVITIES
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
p.m.

PROGRAMS
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
p.m.
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-
5035
* 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 22 October 28, 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-
9423
* 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
328-7490.
* Yoga Thurs.., 6:30 p.m. Call
Maureen at 381-2166.






HICKMAN
THEATER
OF GULFPORT

5501 27th Ave. So.
(enter on 26th Ave.)
893-1070

"EDUCATING RITA",
Oct. 22-25,
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.
430-2328


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


GULFPORT
CASINO
BALLROOM

5500 Shore Blvd. So.
893-1070
SPECIAL EVENTS
Mon. Oct 26, 7-10:15pm- USA
Ballroom Dance $5 Members, $7
Non-Members

Wed., Oct. 28, 6-11 p.m.
HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL
Swing Dance, $7

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

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

WEEKLY DANCES
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
7-10pm-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 8th)
There are many convenient ways be added to the City-Wide Yard Sale
Brochure:
*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, Clymer 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. Both Clymer Park events begin 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

Address

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.


Letters
Many Thanks for
All the Help
Dear Editor: I would like to express
my sincere appreciation to everyone
who helped make the Grand Opening
of Bo-Tiki and benefit for the "Angels
Against Abuse, Inc." such a great suc-
cess. We raised $1,872 for abused and
neglected children!
Thank you, thank you to.... Hilda
Neily, Ezra Muir, Karen Taddeo,
Margo Scannell, Denise Slater from
Angels Against Abuse, Inc., Crystal
from Aacardi, Tina Reardon (BFF),
Jams World, Bandals, Nilla Shields,
Charla, Stephanie & Keith Burkhart,
Lennie, O'Maddy's, Joe (my wonder-
ful husband), Julie (my special sissie-
in-law), Wade Parrish, Jason Frazier,
Marta from Salon M, The Outpost &
Kayak Nature Adventures, all of our
beautiful fashion show models, Jim-
my Steinke, Melinda Hodges, Mom &
Pops Guenther, Lindsay Huxtabell,
Kerry Beggs, ......if I forgot anyone
please accept my sincere apologies-
you are appreciated-I am just a flake!
Maddy Guenther



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brief and to the point as possible.
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for length and content at the discre-
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The Gabber encourages and wel-
comes all letters.
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in this publication do not necessar-
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Local Obituaries


BECKER, MARJORIE A., 86, of
Gulfport, died Oct. 12, survivedby son
Ronald; grandson Charles. Memorial
services Sunday, Oct. 18, at Gulfport
Presbyterian Church, 5313 27th Ave.
S, 10:30 a.m. NCS.

GRACE, VIRGIL C.,
born June 29, 1913
in Vicksburg, MS,
passed away Oct. 16,
2009.Hewaspreceded
in death by his wife
Margaret Grace. He
grew up in Memphis, TN and was
very active in the Boy Scouts and
bicycling races. He later worked as a
newspaperman at the Press-Scimitar
in Memphis for many years. Hejoined
the Merchant Marines during WWII
and spent most of his duty overseas.
After WWII he managed clothing
stores in Tennessee and Georgia for
27 years. He had a full and colorful
life. One of his favorite stories was
when he sold Elvis his first scarf.
He loved all sports and was an avid
fisherman. He moved to Florida in
1972 with his family. He and his
wife were condo managers at the
Friendly Native Beach Resort and
Gulfwinds Condos on St. Pete Beach.
He retired in 1991. He leaves behind
five children: Jane Eletson, Patsy
Nix, Vickie Grace, William Grace
and Linda Grace, and Patrick Grace;
13 grandchildren: Kenneth, Deana,
Elisabeth, Tara, Jeff, Mark, Susan,
Michael, David, Wes, Wyatt, Nathan
and Shannon. Funeral at Garden
Sanctuary Cemetery-Seminole, Wed.,
Oct. 21 at 1:30 p.m.

LOEFFLER, ROBERT FRANK,
JR., 56, of Gulfport, died Monday,
Sept. 28, 2009, at home. Heis survived
by a loving family. ALifeTribute-
Gulfport.


ROSS, MARY
JULIA, 89, of
Gulfport, died Sunday,
Oct. 11, 2009, at
Rehabilitation Center
of St. Petersburg.
Born in Cleveland,
OH, she was a resident of the St.
Petersburg area since the 1950s. She
was a civilian employee during WWII
at MacDill AFB in Tampa. She was
Roman Catholic and a member of
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.
She was an accomplished self taught
painter. She was preceded in death by
her parents Etta and Norbert "Mike"
Shea and her daughter Mary Frances
Ross Cooper. She is survived by her
son Harold G. Ross Jr. of Bellevue,
WA; grandsons James, Jason, Daman
and Cameron; great-grandchildren
Hayden, Brodie and Mirabella.
There will be a memorial service at
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
in Gulfport on Oct. 15, at 10 a.m.
ALifeTribute Gulfport.

STEWART, JAMES EUCLID, aka
"Jim-the-baby-doll", died Oct. 10,
2009 in Barkhamsted, CT. He was
born Sept. 8, 1927 in Chicago, IL and
resided locally in the Manchester
Building of Town Shores. Jim was a
WWII Veteran in the US Navy on the
Bonhomme Richard and, as he tells
the story to the grandchildren, he
went to the East Coast and Germany
surrendered to he went to the West
Coast andJapan surrendered. Go Jim!
Jim went to night school while raising
four children. He graduated Cum
Laude from Washington University,
School of Engineering, 1966. He
had a lifetime career with AT&T
Long Lines, was an active member
of organizations promoting social
justice and environmental concerns,
and was a generous supporter of the


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arts. After a 16-year struggle with
cancer Jim announced to a close
family friend that he felt he had only
two weeks to live. At that time Jim
and his wife, Ida, were staying with
their daughter, Kathleen, and son-
in-law, Peter, and their home became
a revolving door for the outpouring of
friends and family who came from all
corners of the U.S. and as far away
as England to say goodbye. After
Jim had completed the final item on
his "Bucket List" he died peacefully
on October 10. Jim adored his high
school sweetheart, Ida, his wife and
loving companion of 62 years. He
was totally devoted to his whole
family as well as his many wonderful
friends. He was especially close
to his grandchildren for whom he
would do anything and was the glue
that bound the family together. Jim
is survived by his wife, 4 children,
10 grandchildren and 5 great-
grandchildren. The family would
like to thank the many physicians,
health care personnel and health
facilities that gave them the gift
of the last wonderful 16 years with
Jim. Per Jim's request there will not
be a memorial service but memorial
donations can be made to the VT
ACLU, 137 Elm Street, Montpelier,
VT 05602, in Jim's name.


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Boca Ciega Homecoming 2009

by Leigh Clifton
Boca Ciega celebrated their Homecoming last week with a parade last Wednesday up Beach Blvd, a varsity football
game Thursday night and their Homecoming Dance Friday night at the Gulfport Casino. Unfortunately, the football team
got a licking from St. Pete High, 45-0. At Friday night's dance, however, everyone looked beautiful; there was plenty of
bling,satin, stilettos and serious outfits. The DJ played loud, raucous music and a smoke machine poured clouds of smoke
onto the dance floor as the kids staved on the dance floor all niaht lons.


Top left: Boca Ciega's dolled up students dance at the Homecoming Dance held last Friday night
at the Gulfport Casino. There was smoke and raucous music from a DJ and plenty of bling as the
students dressed to the nines. Everyone looked beautiful and had a great time!
Top Right: Painted Bogie fans cheer on their football team, despite the light rain that fell briefly
during the Homecoming game last Friday night.
Above: Bogie quarterback Shaquille Bradford makes a run up the field against St. Pete High last
Friday night. Bogie lost their Homecoming game 45-0.
Above right: Homecoming Queen Nya Gardner and Homecoming King Patrick McCray wave to
their fans from a Jaguar at Bogie's Homecoming last Friday night.
Right: "Ow, my aching feet!" By the middle of the evening, most dancers had taken off their
shoes and danced barefoot to the pounding beat of the DJ's music.
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Antiques in the Park
and Classic Car Show
On Saturday, November 7 from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ( l'in.-' 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 evenvintage
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.
Antique dealers wishing to
participate may call 727-421-0441 for
registration, or visit www.hulahula.
biz.

1960 Class of Largo
High Reunion
The 1960 Class of Largo High
School will hold their 50th class
reunion in May 2010. Anyone who
knows someone in that class please
contact them as they are still
missing addresses. Other years may
also attend. For information email
DKLEAL@aol.com or call Dee at 727-
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Gulfport's Halloween

Decorations Contest

Application Form


Name

Address


Date


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:
GENERAL THEME
Single or Joint


HAUNTED HOUSE COMMERCIAL THEME
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-
pants.
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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Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce Provides Year-Round Support to


Wealth Buildin
By Greg Stemm
"The Tampa Bay Beaches
Chamber is delighted
to support the Wealth
Building Coalition/Pinellas
Prosperity Campaign
(WBC)," said Robin
Grabowski, president. "We
feel like this can really
benefit many of the people
who work Out here on the
beach. While the Wealth
Building Coalition is a
member of the chamber,
the program is not limited
to chamber members.
Virtually anyone with an
income of less than $42,000
can benefit."
The Wealth Building
Coalition/Pinellas
Prosperity campaign is
a collaboration of public,
private and non-profit
sectors working together
to promote awareness and
increase understanding of
the federal EITC (Earned
Income Tax Credit) program
through an ongoing and
coordinated marketing
campaign. They also strive
to expand and improve
community access to free
income tax preparation at
eleven sites throughout
the county, including at
the Tampa Bay Beaches
chamber office where tax
help is offered once a week.
"We are pleased to have
the support of the Tampa
Bay Beaches Chamber
in promoting awareness
of EITC and free tax
preparation," said Cherin
Stover, coordinator of the
Wealth Building Coalition/
Pinellas Prosperity
Campaign (WBC). "The
Chamber has spread the
word to employers who have
shared the information
with their employees. The
Chamber effort has been a
tremendous asset for our
program."
Stover said the coalition
also emphasizes and
supports linkage to essential
asset building programs
for low and moderate


g Coalition
income households through
financial education training
utilizing FDIC MoneySmart
curriculum, promoting
homeownership education


for new home ownership
and refinancing existing
mortgages and through
additional asset building
strategies.
"We have a lot of large
employers on the beach
because of the big hotel
properties," said Grabowski.
"Many of the people who
work there are eligible for
the program and we've
been very pleased with the
response we've gotten. Of
course, it's not just hotel
workers who are taking
advantage of the benefits
this program offers...we're
getting people from all
walks of life."
There are similar
organizations in dozens of
cities nationwide. Locally,
the program began in St.
Petersburg in 2002 and
was expanded countywide
in 2004. In the last tax
year (2007) the coalition
helped 3696 Pinellas county
residents file their taxes
for free and helped them
receive a total of $1,568,442
in EITC refunds.
"That's money that
goes directly into people's
pockets." said Stover.
"It's money they can use
to buy all sorts of things,
which puts that money
into circulation into the
local economy, benefiting
businesses as well. It's a
win, win for everybody."
Stover noted that because
the coalition provides a free
tax preparation service it
also saved local residents
over $535,000 in filing fees
as well. "That's additional
money people have to spend
on everything from the
necessities to saving money
to eventually buy a home."
said Stover.
In addition to the Tampa
Bay Beaches Chamber
of Commerce, the WBC


is supported by JWB
Children's Services Council,
the United Way of Tampa
Bay, Bank of America,
Wachovia Foundation,
Internal Revenue Service,
FDIC, Federal Reserve
Bank, WorkNet Pinellas,
other chambers of
commerce, local employers,
local governments, not-for-
profit organizations and
others,
"Employers in particular
can become real heroes to
their employees by helping
to educate them on the
benefits of the EITC," said
Stover. "In essence, by
enlightening them on how
to capitalize on the returns,
employers are giving their
employees a raise without
any additional money of
their own coming out of
their pocket,"
Stover said that more
than 60 percent of people
working in Pinellas County
are eligible for the EITC,
yet only about 25 percent
take advantage of it. That's
federal money that should
be pumped into the local
economy that is staying in
Washington simply because
people are unaware of how
to claim it. She noted that
almost half of the 25 percent
who do claim the EITC are
paying to have their taxes
done when they could put
that money back into
their pocket by utilizing
the free tax preparation
service that the coalition
offers. She says that all of


Wealth Building Coalition
Pinellas Prosperity Campaign
Cherin Stover, coordinator
727-328-0618 or 727-321-9444
CherinStover@hotmail.com www.wbcDc.org

Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce
Robin A. Grabowski, president
6990 Gulf Boulevard St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-360-6957
robin@tampabaybeaches.com


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FODin A. 3raOowsKi, presaeen
of the Tampa Bay Beaches
Chamber of Commerce said that
she was very pleased with the
response they have received to
their participation in the Wealth
Building Coalition.

the coalition's tax preparers
are IRS certified-
Stover also noted that you
can talk to your employer
and get an advanced EITC
which puts a little more
money into your pocket with
every paycheck rather than
receiving a lump sum when
you file,
"'We like to say 'Earn
It. Keep It. Grow It.' It's
great to be part of such a
successful program that
is helping so many people
and helps bring more
financial resources into our
community," said Stover.
'This was our first
year participating in the
program," said Grabowski.
"As you know we cover a
large area...from Pass-a-
Grille all the way to Sand
Key. We hope that we
will be able to expand the
program up the beach next
year.








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Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!


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100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!


While this house is still in the same place, it looks quite different today. Any
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old photograph from the collection of the
Historical Museum. See if you can iden-
tify the people, places, and above all the
decade of each picture as it comes along.
To make it a little bit of a challenge, we
won't publish the correct caption until the
following week.

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER:
Frenchy LaJoie, left, and Arthur Benn
were shown loading up a jewfish to sell to
the Hibbs Company in last week's photo.
Frenchy, once owner of a bait house on
the pier, was one of the town's favorite
waterfront characters, and Arthur was
part of the big Gulfport family of Hudsons
and Thompsons. The year was probably
around 1940. Jewfish, the largest of the
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News from the
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November Meeting
The Gulfport Historical Society
would like to invite you to join
them for their November 14
meeting. The meeting will be a trip
to visit Heritage Village. Heritage
Village is a collection of more than
25 historic structures and features
that create a 22 acre living history
museum. They will explore the
history of the Pinellas Peninsula
with a guide along the winding
paths through the native pine and
palmetto landscape to tour these
structures.
They will also have the opportunity
to visit the Pinellas County Market
in the Park which will be held at
Heritage Village the same day.
They will meet at the Gulfport
Historical Museum at 9:30 a.m.
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^Cit-y W lHave you got aWs
question for your
city government?
Email your request to News@theGabber.com
By Cathy Salustri
Q: Treasure Island has a reciprocal deal with St. Pete Beach whereby
its residents enjoy the use of St. Pete Beach's city pool for the same rate
as St. Pete Beach residents. Why can't Gulfport get the same deal for its
residents? Currently, Gulfport residents pay the same rate as tourists to
use the St. Pete Beach pool.
Reply from Gulfport
A: According to Interim City Manager Jim O'Reilly, the reason's pretty
simple: no one's ever asked Gulfport to set up a similar agreement. If a
resident approached one of their city council members and asked them to
pursue it and that council member, in turn, asked O'Reilly to look into it,
he said he'd be more than happy to do so.
Reply from St. Pete Beach
A: St. Pete Beach Community Center staff said that the question has
never come up. St. Pete Beach Public Services Director Steven Hallock
said in an email that the reciprocal agreement with neighboring barrier
island community Treasure Island "was a good partnership because they
have the clay tennis courts and golf course," both of which St. Pete Beach
lacks. "As a result," Hallock said, "our residents can now use their clay
tennis courts and golf course, and Treasure Island residents can use our
swimming pool. The agreement broadened the recreational opportunities
for both cities." As for Gulfport, no dialog has been been sparked as of yet.
"However, we wouldn't be opposed to discussing it with them," Hallock
said. "We will just have to make sure it is mutually beneficial."
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Post Office,
from front page

The United States Postal Service
is expected to move on a decision it
made earlier this month that would
shutter the 105-year-old facility that
Ercius and other residents consider
an integral part of the small seaside
community.
"I guess they don't think they get
enough business," said Ercius whose
mother was formerly mayor of St.
Pete Beach.
This was the third rally geared
toward saving a St. Pete Beach Post
Office in about two months. USPS's
announcement that two of the beach
community's post offices were on
the chopping block came as a shock
to many residents of the barrier
island.
The CoreyAvenue Post Office was the
other facility slated for shuttering,
but the postal service backed down
on its plan after citizens and local
officials rallied against the closure.
Amy Laughery, who owns a shop on
8th Avenue, said that she and a few


friends decided to organize the rally
only a few days prior after hearing
about the pending closure, which
may happen later this month.
"We just decided now or never,"
she said. "We can't lose it without a
fight."
Laughery said that the post office
is actually pretty busy, and that
it services everyone, including
tourists. She added that the post
office was a deciding factor for some
of the businesses that chose to open
their doors on 8th Avenue.
St. Pete Beach City Commissioner
Bev Garnett said that, in addition
to being a key resource for local
businesses, the facility is essential
for residents that don't have an easy
time getting around.
She said that the small, essentially
one-man operation is one that
helps "maintain the fabric of the
community."
"Grillians are are a unique blend of
people who cherish what we have
out here on the beach," she said.
Some non-Pass A Grille residents
even keep a post office box at the


facility so that their mailis addressed
to Pass A Grille.
Garnett said that if the post office
were to close its doors, it's possible
that a private vendor, something
along the lines of Mail Boxes, Etc.
might take over the operation. She
said she was not sure whether this
would impact 8th Avenue's Main
Street America designation or its
Ripley's designation as the shortest
Main Street in the nation.
St. Pete Beach Chair of Historic
Preservation Chair Melinda Pletcher
says that there is more at stake than
convenience and the local economy.
"It's an entire historic district that's
affected by this decision as well,"
she said. "If we do not protect the
components of the historic district
then we do not qualify for the historic
district."
Pletcher added that having a
historic district on a barrier island
is extremely rare these days.
Factors like the Federal Emergency
Management Authority's building
requirements and the whims of the
market have brewed a perfect storm
for coastal communities trying to
preserve their past.
"Between FEMA and land values it's
a struggle," she said. "It's important
that we do what we can to keep it."
Laughery says that she has not
heard anything definitive, but that
the USPS could move on its decision
as early as the end of this week.


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Attorney Keith Sanders Handles Bankruptcies with Experience and Sensitivity
By Greg Stem

guess you could say my motto
Sis'been there, done that'," says
.Keith 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 afford because of a job loss or some assess your situation and see how
can really relate to what people are other situation," he noted. it might be best for you to proceed.
going through," said Sanders. "Plus, He moved to the Tampa Bay area Bankruptcy can be one solution to
many people are very embarrassed in July 2005 from Atlanta where he getting back on your feet financially,
when they come to me, but I when I was a partner/owner of Hamilton & but it may not be the best or only so-
tell them how embarrassing it was for Sanders, LLC a firm specializing in lution for you. As an experienced pro-
me to have to stand in front of judges consumer bankruptcy and real es- fessional, I can help you sort through
and colleagues who knew me and go tate closings. The firm regularly filed those issues and see what is right for
through the process myself, that usu- between 40-60 bankruptcy cases a you," he noted.
ally helps to put people more at ease month. Prior to that he worked for Sanders has held a number of semi-
and understand that I have been there three other major law firms in Atlan- nars and written professional papers
and done that MYSELF." ta from 1992 to 2003. All three firms concerning bankruptcy law in gen-
'You know, in 99 percent of bank- specialized in consumer bankruptcy eral, ECF requirements and new is-
ruptcy cases the situation is that bad cases. He began his career as a staff sues. He is a former director of the
things happen to good people and then attorney for the United States Trust- Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar
they have gotten into a bad situation. ee in Atlanta. He is licensed to prac- of Georgia.
They have gone through an expensive twice law in both Florida and Georgia. Outside of the courtroom, Sanders
health crisis or a divorce or perhaps "I like what I do because I feel like I lives in an unusual home in Gulfport
someone has just gotten in over their can help people get a fresh start," said that was one of the featured prop-
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client's individual set of circumstanc- if they are just starting to get behind a number of AIDS service organiza-
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St Petersburg votes to vacate sidewalk at Baywalk
By Kate Bradshaw -
The St. Petersburg
City Council voted five
to three to hand the
sidewalk that fronts
Baywalk, the once-
popular downtown
entertainment complex,
over to the shopping
center's owners. The
decision came one
week after the Council
voted to reconsider
the vacation after they
deadlocked on it the
previous week.
In the moments A view from the upper level inside Baywalk. The Complex
following Thursday's only has one in three shops open.
decision, shouting
echoed throughout council chambers.
"You just put a stake in the constitution!" one audience member shouted.
Two men, one of them reportedly the brother of Council member Bill Dudley,
came to blows.
The move may be one of the most controversial decisions in the city's
history.
Before the decision, historian Ray Arsenault said the move would be a critical
turning point in the city's history and would set a dangerous precedent.
Three months ago, Baywalk owner CW Capital Asset Management asked
the city to vacate the sidewalk so that it could attract "top notch" tenants that
it believes will bring people back to the complex. Earlier this decade it was a
thriving symbol of the revival of Downtown St. Pete, but now has 30 percent
occupancy.
CW and property manager Ciminelli Real Estate Partners blamed this on the
protesters, who, until seven months ago, had regularly demonstrated on the
public sidewalk that lines Baywalk's Second Avenue N. entrance. Protesters,
panhandlers and loitering teens had allegedly blocked the entryway to the
complex, deterring patrons from the Baywalk's shops, restaurants and movie
theater.
Activist groups including St. Pete for Peace and Veterans for Peace have
fought against the move, which they say is categorically unconstitutional.
Council members Wengay Newton, Leslie Curran and Jeff Danner voted
against privatizing the sidewalk, citing fear over the precedent it would set.


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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
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
http://gulfportma.com/.

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
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Beach Election,
from front page

those comprehensive plan
amendments which change density
or intensity of uses or height of
structure, or which add or change
land use category. The existing
charter requires voter approval of
all comprehensive plan amendments
except for those affecting five or
fewer parcels of land or as otherwise
prohibited by law." Explanation:
Currently, changes to any piece
of land comprising more than five
parcels require voter approval.
According to the explanation offered
on the City of St. Pete Beach's Web
site, the ballot has included five comp
plan amendments since the plan
was adopted in 2006. These include
changes that only affect public
schools and the city's water supply.
City Manager Mike Bonfield says
that the city is required to include an
item asking for voter approval on the
annual Capital Improvements Plan
update even if there are no changes.
The same goes for the Evaluation and
Appraisal Report, which is the fourth
question on the ballot this year,
Bonfield says. Voters will still have to
vote on comp plan changes involving
height, density and intensity of use
for parcels of any size.

2) Title: Charter Amendment:
voter approval of certain City Land
Development Code 2009-19. Ballot
Language: "...amends Section
3.18 of the City Charter to require
submission to a vote of the electors
of amendment to the City Land
Development Code which changes
the allowable height of any structure
(as defined by the Land Development
Code), unless the amendment has
been previously voted upon in an
approved Comprehensive Plan or
Comprehensive Plan Amendment.
Explanation: The language in this one
is a little dicey, but Bonfield says that
the city's current policy on proposed
height changes can sometimes involve
some unnecessary steps. "Currently
there is potential for height to voted
on twice," he says. Currently, if the
comprehensive plan and the land
development code are in conflict, state
law says that the comp plan would
prevail. This ballot item would make
proposed changes not voted on in the

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comp plan subject to voter approval
in the land development code. Not
only would this eliminate the need
for extemporaneous elections, but it
would also be much less confusing to
voters, Bonfield says.

3) Title: Referendum Question -
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
Pass-A-Grille Area. Ballot Language:
"...amendsthe Comprehensive Planby
providing Future Land Use Element
Policy and Special Designation
Land Use Category Community
Redevelopment District... amends
the Future Land Use Map, provides
for land development standards
including increases in residential
density and commercial floor area
ratio and method for calculating
permitted density, allowing
residential and commercial land uses
to be supported inclusively by same
underlying land area." Explanation:
This may look like it's allowing for
greater development, but for the
most part it would bring a number
of businesses that are already there
into compliance with the comp plan.
Bonfield says that there would not


likely be a lot of change in the area if
this item was approved.

4) Title: Referendum Question -
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
Infrastructure, Capital
Improvements, Conservation
and Coastal, Intergovernmental
Coordination Elements. Ballot
Language: "...to address and resolve
recommendations based upon
the review of the Evaluation and
Appraisal Report (EAR) by the State
Land Planning Agency." Explanation:
State law requires an EAR every five
to seven years, says Bonfield. The
report addresses any inconsistencies
with state law that may be present
in the city's comp plan. The state
has already approved of the report,
but current law requires that voters
approve it anyhow (Question #1
would alleviate this.) "It's kind
of like a cleanup exercise, if you
will," Bonfield says. The document
addresses issues like current maps
and the need for increased sea turtle
protection. "Kind of a laundry list
of things," Bonfield says. "I would
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Gulfport Police responded to during the
past week.
Friday 10/9
Animal Complaint- 700 BIk 53rd St. S.
Burglary- 5100 BIk 12th Ave. S.
Battery- 5200 BIk Newton Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5900 BIk Bayview Cir.
S.
Reckless Driver- 6200 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 5100 BIk 13th Ave.
S.
Saturday 10/10
Drunk Driver- 5800 BIk 21st Ave. S.
DUI Investigation- 6200 BIk 15th Ave.
S.
Threatening Bodily Harm- 5100 BIk
12th Ave. S.
Stolen Vehicle- 2900 BIk 49th St. S.
Domestic Battery- 5100 BIk Newton
Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5100 BIk 8th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5800 BIk 28th
Ave. S.
Domestic Battery- 700 BIk Gray St. S.


Trouble with Individual- 5900 BIk Tan-
gerine Ave. S.
Sunday 10/11
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Drunk Driver- 1400 BIk 61st St. S.
Accident with Injuries- 5500 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Noise Complaint- 4900 BIk 29th Ave.
S.
Vessel Stop(s)- Beach Front.
DUI Investigation- Boca Ciega Bay.
Drunk Driver- 5200 BIk 27th Ave. S.
Monday 10/12
Domestic Verbal- 5000 BIk Jersey Ave.
S.
Arrest on Warrant- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Truant- Little League BIk S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2000 BIk 53rd
St. S.
Theft- 2000 BIk 55th St. S.
Soliciting- 2800 BIk 56th St. S.
Battery- 5400 BIk 12th Ave. S.
Tuesday 10/13
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk Essex Ave.
S.
Theft- 5000 BIk 20th Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5600 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Civil Matter- 2600 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Battery- 2600 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Stolen Vehicle- 5000 BIk 24th Ave. S.


Domestic Verbal- 5000 BIk Jersey Ave.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Noise Complaint- 5300 BIk 21st Ave.
S.
Wednesday 10/14
Arrest on Warrant- 1000 BIk 49th St.
S.
Criminal Mischief- 3100 BIk 57th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 3000 BIk Clin-
ton St. S.
Battery- 5500 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2900 BIk 54th
St. S.
Domestic Battery- 1400 BIk Gray St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5300 BIk 12th
Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 2800 BIk Tifton St.
S.
DUI Investigation- 3100 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Drunk Person- 5300 BIk Newton Ave.
S.
Thursday 10/15
Suspicious Person- 1300 BIk Freemont
St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5700 BIk 14th Ave.
S.
Burglary- 5300 BIk 29th Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5800 BIk 19th Ave.
S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5300 BIk 21st Ave.
S.
Burglary- 1300 Blk 56th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk 13th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 3000 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Prowler- 2800 BIk 46th St. S.
Burglary- 900 BIk 58th St. S.


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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
County. Email to barbarapaonessa@
yahoo.com.

A Weekend Wonderland
Fundraiser
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.


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Two teams from Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis helped USTA Florida success-
fully defended their title on Oct. 3-4, 2009, at the Georgia/Florida Jr. Team
Tennis Challenge, held at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.
USTA Florida racked up 1,720 points to USTA Georgia's 1,188. The Treasure
Bay 18's placed first in their draw with 117 points out of a possible 120 and The
14's team also placed first in their draw with 101 points.
"It was great to bring this win to Treasure Bay and to the Florida Section,"
said Phil Girardi, Director of Tennis for Treasure Bay. "All the players knew it
was the last year for this event and it is good to know that the cup will remain
in Florida. My thanks go to Alberto Lense for helping by captaining the 14's
team"
Sportsmanship awards for Florida went to Cailynn Madsen of the Treasure
Bay 14s, and Christopher Nacea of the Sanlando Acers 14's.
Playing for the Treasure Bay Pirates in the 18's were Tiffany Easton, Lind-
say Hodgdon, Victoria Reis, Michael Girardi, Matt Kopelman, Robbie Nichols
and Marco Pineda. The Treasure Bay 14's consisted of Ann "Gabi" Garcia,
Cailynn Madsen, Cassie VanBuskirk, Meric Fountaine, Edward Lee, Alberto
Lense and Matthew Madsen.
More information is available about USTA Jr. Team Tennis and other tennis
programs by calling the center at 727-360-6062.



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What's in a Name?


One of the controversies in the
mayoral contest in St. Peters-
burg buzzes around Tropi-
cana Field and the Rays. In short, the
Rays want a new stadium. A major-
ity of city residents don't want to buy
one for them. Actually, there might
not be an adequate place to put them.
In the meanwhile, the Rays appear
to be stuck with a contract keep-
ing them here until 2027, but there
is talk about pulling out and going
somewhere more central to the Tam-
pa Bay area.
And, that's what I want to ad-
dress: the term "Tampa Bay." St.
Petersburg fears losing the Rays,
because the city would lose the iden-
tity that goes with having a major
league baseball team. News alert for
St. Pete: you don't have the identity
now. The Rays are called the Tampa
Bay Rays. St. Petersburg isn't indi-
cated anywhere except in Associated
Press wire story tags.


When I travel back north and some-
one asks where I'm from, I tell them,
"St. Petersburg". They reply, "where's
that". Then I explain that it's south-
west of Tampa and is the home of the
Rays. They're generally surprised.
If I said "Tampa Bay", most people
would think I meant Tampa.
The fact is, St. Petersburg blew it
when they first named the team. The
idea, not necessarily bad, was that
using Tampa Bay would help market
the team to a larger audience and
thereby fill seats. As they found out,
winning fills seats. The Pittsburgh
Steelers aren't called the Western
Pennsylvania Steelers. Same goes for
the Pirates and the Penguins.
The only remaining reason for keep-
ing the Rays here is whether there is
an economic benefit. I haven't seen
the numbers or the economic studies.
Even then, how would those numbers
stack up relative to whatever money
the city had to put up to build a new


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venue. I use "city", but the fact is that
probably all taxpayers in the county
and maybe the state would end up
paying for a place for the team to
play.
It really isn't economic. It's politi-
cal. In the Pittsburgh region, when
they wanted to build two stadiums,
one for the Steelers and one for the
Pirates, they held a referendum in a
14 county area around Pittsburgh.
Seventy-five per cent voted against
financing the stadiums. Politicians
did it anyhow using regional and
state monies instead of property tax
revenues. So, it probably will be with
the Rays.
However, my narrow topic was
St. Petersburg identity. The point
is that having a team without a
St. Pete name won't do it. Better find
another way.

Salvation Army Seeks
Angel Tree Volunteers
The Salvation Army of
St. Petersburg is seeking volunteers
to staff the Angel Tree table located
inside Tyrone Square Mall beginning
November 20 through December
11. Volunteers are needed to help
members of the public select, register,
and return Angel gifts for deserving
children in our community. Volunteer
hours are flexible from 10 a.m. to
9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
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Getting your fear fix this Halloween doesn't have to involve a long drive or lofty admission prices. Here,
we've compiled a list of this area's choicest All Hallows Eve festivities. This is by no means an exhaustive
list of every single Halloween event that is happening in Pinellas County. But it will give you a glimpse of
greater St. Pete's top spooky shindigs. Some are haunted houses not suited for the little ones while others
are extremely family friendly.


Geckoween. One of two essential scare-fests for Gulfpor-
tians and Gulfport-philes alike, this Gulfport Senior Center
Benefit features dancing, a costume contest and more. Hap-
pens Oct. 30 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission: $10 with
costume/$12 without.

Spooktacular Halloween Bash. The city of Gulf-
port's family friendly Halloween celebration takes place

Center. It will feature food, games, a "Boo
Room" for tots and much, much more.
Pick your fate at the frightful haunted
house. Doors open at 7 p.m.; costume
contest starts at 7:30 p.m.

Children's Halloween
Spooktacular. Trea-
sure Island's Treasur.-
Bay Golf and Tennis ..
facility (10315 Para-
dise Blvd.) hosts
this Halloween ex-
travaganza, which
includes carnival
games, a costume
contest and much,
much more. Starts
at 6 p.m., with the
haunted hayride and
cemetery beginning a I
7 p.m. Call 547-4575 .-\I
237 for more information

John's Pass's "Shop of Hor-
rors." For its first weekend, this event
take place alongside the 28th Avenue John's Pass Seafood
Festival. The haunted portion may not be suitable for the
little ones after 7 p.m., but a nearby children's area will
host a costume contest on Saturday, October 24th at 3 p.m.
and trick-or-treating will take place throughout the event.
Guests will be led along a "haunted trail" loaded with scares.
Times: Friday, Oct. 24, 7 to 9 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, Oct.
24 & 25, 2-5 p.m. & 6-9 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, Oct. 26-29,
6-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, Oct. 30 & 31, 6-10 p.m.; Sun-
day, Nov. 1, 6-10 p.m. Admission: $3 children/$7 adults.

Scavenger Hunt & Ghost Stories. This Historic
Old Northeast Neighborhood Association event takes place
Friday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. Scavenger hunt maps will be
available for purchase at North Shore Park at North Shore
Drive and 12th Avenue NE. A chance to learn about the
paranormal activity that's taken place in the area through-
out the years. Call 475-0257 for more information.
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Field of Screams. This Teen Arts, Sports and Cul-
tural Opportunities (TASCO) event features "the sounds
and screams of what lurks in the fields." Happens Thursday
and Friday, Oct. 30 and 31 from 7-11 p.m. Takes place at,
Pioneer Park Settlement, Environmental Studies entrance,
Boyd Hill Nature Center 2900 31st St. S., St. Petersburg.
Call 893-7813 for more information.
Spooktacular Ghoulfest. Hear ghost stories
from real-life ghost hunters, who will be
sharing tales from real haunted houses
at this kid-friendly event. Takes place
S Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. at the West Branch,
S6700 8th Ave. N., St. Pete.
Spook Central. Stroll
along St. Pete's Central
Avenue between llth
and 16th Avenues and
see some frightening
window displays (a.k.a.
Il. "trail of terror") between dusk and
I I p.m. Call 894-5611 or email mup-
Siylives@aol.com for more info. Runs
Through Nov. 2.

Haunted Firehouse. On Fri-
day, firefighters at the Fossil Park
Fire Station 7 will be decking out each of
ill.- lirehouse's rooms with a theme from a different scary
in1.. e. Local neighborhood associations will be giving away
I ,-.. candy. Admission is free, but canned goods donations
Should be appreciated. Location: 6975 9th St. N.,St.
Pete. Call 776-4879 for more information.

Science Center Halloween Spooktacu-
lar. It's not just about ghouls at this kid-friendly
event. Kids can check out nature's creepiest creatures,
as this event features both a Bug and an Alligator Show.
Plus, they can check out a planetarium show and enter into
a costume contest. Takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oc-
tober 30 at the Science Center of Pinellas County, 7701 22nd
Ave. N., St. Pete. For more info, call 384-0027.

Haunted Asylum. Proceeds from this haunted house
benefit the at-risk youth. Organizers ask that young chil-
dren be accompanied by an adult at all times. Admission:
$5. Runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m.
through Oct. 31. Location: 8992 Seminole Blvd, Seminole.
For more information, call 888-549-0715.
Seminole Asylum Haunted House. The theme is similar, it
benefits at-risk youth via the Kiwanis Club of Seminole, but
this haunted asylum takes place at Seminole's Holland G.
Magnum Recreation Complex on Thursday and Friday, Oct.
29 and 30. (Thursday's admission is 2 for 1.) Admission is $5
and begins at 6 p.m. Location: 9100 113th St. N., Seminole.






A Future Fire Person?
From his perch high above in the firetruck, two year old
Ayden Barrett looks a little tentatively at South Pasadena
firefighter Steve Harp. Ayden and his family attended the
Bridge Church Community Outreach cookout Saturday
afternoon. The cookout, according to Pastor John Meyers,
was an opportunity to give back to the community; the
church provided free food, drinks and live entertainment
for the afternoon. South Pasadena Fire Department and
EMS stopped by to let the kids all have a closer look at
the firetruck and ambulance. Church member Vance
Perkey volunteered in the dunk tank and was soaked
numerous times as the kids threw balls at the bullseye.
H e didn't seem to mind the water; it was the air that
was chilly, he said. There were several yard games for the
kids and a magic show in the church. Canned donations
were accepted to help support the church's Food Pantry
Ministry.


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While I refuse to live with regret,
I must admit there are a few things
I wish I'd learned sooner. Because
I don't want you to make the same
mistakes, I'm going to give you my
top five so you don't have to learn the
hard way.
1. The lottery is a terrible tax on
ignorance. In my life, I have contrib-
uted a small percentage of my income
to the worthless pursuit of playing
the lottery. I wish I'd learned sooner
how worthless this little hobby was.
Just how worthless? Take Florida,
the lightning capital of the nation. In
a single year, more than 120 people
were struck by lightning there, but
fewer than 40 people won the Florida
Lottery during that same time peri-
od. So a Florida resident is more than
three times as likely to be struck by
lightning as he is to win the lottery.


2. Interest charged on consumer
debt is hideously arrogant. As harsh
as it may sound, hideous arrogance
is a more-than-fair way to describe
a system that offers a helping hand
to cover life's little emergencies and
then bludgeons its clients into finan-
cial compliance when they accept the
help. I wish I'd learned sooner that
while credit card companies may be
filled with greed and disregard, they
could not exist without gullible and
naive borrowers. Just think about
that.
3. Loan approval should not be con-
fused with loan affordability. When a
lender approves a credit transaction,
it doesn't mean it has assessed your
entire financial situation and deter-
mined that you can afford it. It only
means it fed your information into a
computer that determined the lend-
er's risk to be in an acceptable range.
I wish I'd learned sooner that credit
card companies, banks and mortgage


lenders are not concerned about my
financial future and that they do
not have my best interests in mind.
Their concern is whether the poten-
tial profit is worth the risk.
4. The wild accumulation of things
creates an endless urge to have more.
For those searching for contentment
in status symbols and stuff, enough
is never enough. The "have-nots"
want some; the "have-enoughs" want
more; even the "have-too-muches"
want more still. I wish I'd learned
sooner that having too many things
dilutes quality of life and that having
it all is highly overrated.
5. Debt consolidation puts you on
the fast track to financial ruin. It
always seemed like such a smart de-
cision to find a low-interest loan to
pay off all the high-interest credit
cards and thereby get back on track
and out of trouble. It seemed like an
equally wise decision to hang on to
the paid-off credit cards in case of fu-
ture emergencies. I wish I'd learned
sooner that available credit guaran-
tees emergencies and that debt con-
solidation always spells trouble.
I'm sure you, too, have lessons you
wish you'd learned sooner. Remem-
ber that it is not about regret. It's
about learning from the past and
red-flagging some of life's more pre-
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49/2 continues on 49th Street S. in
Gulfport with City of Imagination
celebrating 49 days of creativity and
art.
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. Featured spoken
word artists will include Young
Egypt, Adrienne Nadeau, Sharah
Garrard and more. Young Egypt is
an experimental spoken word project
formed during August of 2009 in
St. Petersburg. With their projects
described as a musical collage, Young
Egypt member Phil Hawkins is
musical structure and Jeffrey James
is voice andwords. Adrienne Nadeau,
a/k/a The Chantress, is said to have
been born with ink running through
her veins and it is rumored that her
first words were poetry. In 2004, she
went to her first spoken word show
and hasn't gotten off the stage since.
Having won many competitions and
produced CDs, this vivacious young
woman uses moving words to explore
life. Sharah Garrard, a spirited
worker at The Pink Cricket Center
for Arts Education will present a new
piece written for this evening.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with open
mic starting at 7 p.m. For individuals
sensitive in nature, please be aware
that spoken words and poetry may
contain adult content. Free admission
and parking. Complimentary light
refreshments. Information at www.
cityofimagination.info.
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
through Friday and Saturday
mornings. These new works are
colorful, bold and energetic images of
flowers. Wachovia Bank is located at
200149 Street S., Gulfport. Readmore
about Mr. Di Sanza on the Feature
Page at www.cityofimagination.info.
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
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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.

Town Shores Golf
Scramble
Now is the time to get your reservation
in for the October Golf Outing on
Saturday, October 31.
Get your group together or they will
partner you in a foursome. This event
is open to all men and women owners,
renters and guests at Town Shores.
The outing will be held at the Terra
Ceia Bay Country Club which is a
short drive over the Skyway Bridge in
Palmetto. 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
or reservations must be in by Monday,
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Community Center
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ST PETE BEACH The City
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adopt an ordinance that will allow the
St. Pete Beach Community Center
to provide parties that are reserving
the facility for large events with a
list of preferred caterers. The list
will consist of three to four catering
services, which will provide a range
of menus, some of which will include
items for individuals with dietary
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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 -...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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The Garden Club
of St. Petersburg
The Garden Club of St. Petersburg
will hold its Horticulture for Weekend
Gardeners (aka the "Night Bloomers"
Circle) on Tuesday, November 3 at
7 p.m. at the Garden Center, 500
Sunset Drive S. in St. Petersburg.
The program will be "Creating Fruit
& Veggie Garnishes for the Holidays"
(i.e., tomato roses, radish mice,
eggplant penguins, etc.). Instructor
will be Rosalie DiMento.
For more information, contact Derri
Davisson at derridavisson@hotmail.
com or call 727-423-7644.
Meetings are open to the public but
there will be a $5 charge for non-
member of the Garden Club to help
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Excerpts heard at the
October 20, 2009

Gulfport City Council Meeting

Public Comment


& Council Quotes

"I'd like to thank my staff for all the work they've done in the last
two weeks."-Interim City Manager Jim O'Reilly
"I think you ought to make it 30 days. I mean, we want to take their
money, don't we?"-Jim Greenwald on Ordinance 2009-14, which will
allow transient boaters to stay at the marina for two weeks
"We were able to pull a good 80-90 pounds of trash out of the
Tomlinson field pond. Two-thirds of it was recyclable and we
recycled every bit of it."-Councilmember Sam Henderson, about the
Keep Pinellas Beautiful cleanup last week

"They've had our application for approximately 700-plus days."
-Interim City Manager Jim O'Reilly about the city's application, currently
under review with the state, to build a mooring field

"The people who are living in them have no way to pump out their
waste." -Vice Mayor Bob Worthington, about the boaters he said live
aboard anchored vessels in Boca Ciega Bay with no motors and no sails
"I think that we picked up about 300 pounds that morning, so it
was a good day out there."-Councilwoman Michele King, about last
week's Clam Bayou cleanup

"I don't think that five people can negotiate a contract, I think that's
going to be very difficult and I don't think it can be negotiated in a
public meeting...I also don't think it's the proper place for each one
of us council members to negotiate separately with the city manager.
I think that would create chaos, actually." -Councilmember Michele
King, about negotiating a contract for the city manager's position

"I think this is a situation where there's going to be negotiations."
-Interim City Manager Jim O'Reilly about the process of negotiating a
contract for his transition to permanent city manager
"I can't negotiate terms without knowing what the council has in
mind."-Interim City Attorney Tom Minkoff, about negotiating a contract
between Interim City Manager Jim O'Reilly and Gulfport city council for
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Bear Creek Association Wins Two Awards
Pasadena Bear Creek
Neighborhood Asso-
ciation was represented
well at the Mayor's 13th
Annual Neighborhood
Awards Socialheld Oc-
tober 13th at the Coli-
seum.
Mayor Rick Baker and
members of City Coun-
cil were present to hand
out awards, and Pasa-

Tonilynn and Aaron Sharpe awards. Aaron and Toni-
lynn Sharpe, Co-Presidents of the Association were honored as Co-Presidents
of the year and Pasadena Bear Creek was honored for Best Neighborhood Proj -
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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
will be explored and explained by
these insurance representatives.
Reservations will need to be made in
advance by calling (727)368-8569 or
367-5256.

Town Shores Bocce
The new Bocce season is about to
begin. On Friday, October 30, a
general meeting is being held in the
clubhouse auditorium. Please mark
your calendar and plan to attend
and enjoy some coffee and a munchie
at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will begin
at 10 a.m. All interested residents,
renters or owners are invited to this
informational meeting.
They need referees. If you know
of anyone who is interested, please
invite them to attend. Captains and
referees are being asked to stay after
the meeting to review a few things.
The November schedule of games
should be posted on your bulletin
board. Please contact your captain
if it is not posted. A schedule is also
posted at the Bocce courts.
Tickets for the November 14 Bocce
Dance are now available through
your building rep. More information
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Beta Sigma Phi
Sunshine City Council will host
an Open House at their October 26
meeting at Dixie Hollins High in the
ROTC room. The meeting will begin at
7 p.m. and the theme for the evening
will be "The Witches of Eastwick" as
it is a Halloween theme.
Sunshine City Council will host the
Fall Bay Area Luncheon on Saturday,
November 7 at the St. Petersburg
Hilton in downtown St. Petersburg.
Beta Sigma Phi members from
around the bay area (Bradenton,
Sarasota, Clearwater, Tampa, New
Port Richey and St. Petersburg) are
invited to attend. This is an annual
event hosted by one of the five bay
area Councils. This year's theme will
be "Passport to the World' providing
an international theme.
Laureate Epsilon Theta members
and guests enjoyed a "Breakfast in
the Park" on Saturday, October 17
at War Veteran's Park. Hostesses
for this social were Pam Puskas and
Janet Taylor. They enjoyed bacon,
sausage and eggs cooked on the grill
and members brought a selection of
assorted breakfast items (potatoes,
grits, breads).
The next regular meeting will be
held on Wednesday, October 28 at
the home of Paula Roberts at 7 p.m.
For more information contact
Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

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
thoseinterestedinbecoming members
to attend as welcomed guests.
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.
For more information, please
contact Jerome Hendrickson at 727-
321-8719.


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Ameria Valencia, 6, smiles as
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As part of Saturday's community
picnic at Northwest Park, hosted
by A Touch of God Ministries, the
church offered not only face painting
but free food, free dental exams for
100 children, and giveaways that
included a digital camera and a
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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
Bank.
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.
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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.

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 an action plan to avoid
foreclosure. All homeowners,
regardless of circumstances, are
encouraged to attend. Call 821-6897
for more information.


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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
information.

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.

USCG Safe Boating
Classes
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous
cycle of Safe Boating Classes
every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Warren
Webster Community Center, 1500
Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach
(1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start
at your convenience. First class,
come at 7 p.m. to register. Begin
any Tuesday and finish 13 weeks
later or take up to 2 years to finish.
Classes include: "Trailering Your
Boat" Oct. 27; Election No Class
Nov. 3; "Handling Your Boat" Nov.
10; "Your Highway Signs" Nov. 17;
and "Rules of the Nautical Road"
Nov. 24.
Cost is $40 for 13 weeks andincludes
a new 400-page manual. Call Jim at
360-4846, or Warren at 321-7801, or
Phil at 865-2226.


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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.

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Community Preschool located at
1665 25 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg
is having their annual yard sale on
Friday, November 6 from 8 a.m. to
6 p.m. and Saturday, November 7
from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will
go to Community Preschool, one of
St. Petersburg's oldest nonprofit
preschools. Donations are tax
deductible and tax receipts are given
upon request.
Donations are needed that are
in good condition. Furniture,
collectibles, books, household goods
and other items will be accepted.
Call 895-2512 for further details.
Items can be delivered to the school
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m.

Salvation Army Needs
Holiday Volunteers
The SalvationArmy 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.
salvationarmy.org.

Eight for Hymn Concert
Pasadena Community Church, 227
70 Street S. in St. Petersburg, will
host a concert on Sunday, November 1
at 4p.m. Enjoy romantic, sacred, and
novelty songs uniquely performed
by solos, duets, trios, and the entire
octet. Call (727) 381-2499 for more
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St. Pete Half Century Softball Club
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Wednesday, and Fridays at
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child abuse, neglect or abandonment.
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Recently an-let's call it an al-
tercation-broke out at a St.
Petersburg city council meet-
ing. This altercation, called a brawl
and a fistfight in newscasts across
the nation, was over the sidewalk at
the BayWalk complex downtown.
This may be a sign that some folks
have lost perspective. Yes, I under-
stand that some people feel like it's
a first amendment issue and others
think it's a case of the city subsidiz-
ing business, but when you look at
the facts without emotion, here's
what happened:
St. Petersburg residents had a fist-
fight. Over a sidewalk. So incensed
were these residents that they came
to blows after the city council meet-
ing and, in short order, had council
chambers looking a little but like a
scene from a John Wayne movie. I'm
not clear on all the ins and outs of
parliamentary procedure, but I'm
fairly certain they're called Roberts
Rules of Order for a reason.
I am so proud to be a Floridian to-
day. Not as proud to be a resident
of a city other than St. Petersburg,
of course, but proud nonetheless.
This stuff just doesn't happen in
Wyoming, folks. Only in Florida
can a city meeting devolve into fisti-
cuffs over a five-foot wide stretch of
pavement. I love getting the phone
calls and e-mails from my northern
relatives when stuff like this makes
national news. The rest of the coun-
try is worried about healthcare, but
what are we focused on?
Never mind 35 million uninsured
Americans. Forget about the coun-


try hinging on the precipice of total
economic collapse. Forget, for a mo-
ment, the American soldiers dying
in Afghanistan. Let's focus instead
on sidewalks.
I know what you're saying. You're
saying that those American soldiers
in Afghanistan are dying so we have
the right to protest on a sidewalk.
Not, as it turns out, exactly. They've
died so I can write this column (al-
though some weeks even I doubt
that what I have to say is worth it);
they've died so people can march on
Washington. They died so men like
Al Davis and Bill Pyle could go to
their respective city council meet-
ings and, without turning things
into a barroom brawl, express their
concerns and opinions.
They did not, I assure you, sacrifice
their lives so that a group of what
the police consider a terrorist group
can hold a private company and its
patrons hostage to their opinions.
They did not die so that the group
that directly contributed to the early
1990s riots in midtown St. Peters-
burg (then called the south side) can
ride roughshod over businessmen
and people wanting to take their
family out to a movie.
Look, don't misunderstand. I'm not
a BayWalk fan and I think that the
city shouldn't give them a dime- St.
Petersburg residents already pay
the highest property taxes in Pinel-
las county and for the city to give
BayWalk $700,000 because it's no
longer a financially viable business
is a blatant show of disrespect those
citizens. As for BayWalk, for any


business to demand a government
bail out... well, OK, so it's trendy
right now, but that doesn't make it
right.
But let's not confuse the city's lack
of prudent fiscal stewardship with
free speech and the right to assem-
ble. Free speech doesn't mean you're
free to intimidate and the right to as-
semble isn't a right to get violent, on
a sidewalk or in council chambers.
Free speech means that you can say
what you think without fear of crim-
inal retribution. The right to assem-
ble guarantees the right to assemble
for peaceful and lawful purposes; it
offers no protection for those gather-
ing to encourage others to break the
law or do so themselves. In fact, the
government can legally stop people
from associating with groups that do
just that.
Or it can just turn the property over
to a business and make it the busi-
nesses problem, because the first
amendment doesn't mean much on
private property.
Of course, the best part of this is
that at what could have been a rea-
soned debate about all these things,
the crowd gathered gave the city the
best reason ever to wash its hands
of this first amendment nuisance:
residents can't even have a peace-
able council meeting with the police
right there. Of course we can't trust
the sidewalks downtown to these
people; they can't even control them-
selves in a city meeting.
The first amendment is not just a
right; despite what some may think,
it is also a privilege. Those who abuse
it do not deserve it no matter what
the constitution says. You want the
right to assemble, St. Petersburg?
Start acting like you deserve it.
A good start would be not turning
council chambers into an old west
saloon.


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Calling All Crafters
The American Legion Auxiliary St.
Petersburg Unit 14 will be holding
an indoor Craft Show on Saturday,
November 21st at 1520 Fourth
Street N. We are looking for vendors
to sell handmade crafts. Spaces are
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Gabber October 22 October 28, 2009


Softball Hall
of Fame and

Betty Garnett a
Perfect Match
By Leigh Clifton

Senior Women's Softball
Coach and 2009 Softball
Hall of Fame inductee Betty
Garnett stands proudly in
front of her favorite pieces
of art; four hand-painted
renderings of famous Boston
Red Sox players. In her
hands she hold her official
2009 Softball Hall of Fame
plaque, awarded her this year
for her outstanding talent as
both a player and a coach of
Women's Senior Softball. Say
her friends," Betty has done
more for this game than just
about anybody, She has taken
raw talent, the discards from I
other teams and molded them
into gold medal tournament-
worthy players. She has sheer
determination and awesome
skills and she gives of her
time unselfishly."
"I love helping ladies who
have the talent but often not
the confidence for tournament
play. I just love giving them
the opportunity to get there," she said.
Betty has been playing softball since age ten and 55 years later, she is still
going strong. Although she has officially given up her coaching duties for the
Florida Spirit, the senior women's team she coached for ten years, Betty
continues to play competitively and has just returned from Phoenix, Arizona,
playing with the Japanese team there. She has multiple awards, including
All American, All Tournament and MVP several times and travels all over
the country. She will join the Silver Bells of Clearwater, as a player and plans
to keep playing and traveling. Next year she goes to Japan for tournament
play.
She's been called a "spitfire leader" and an "awesome tiny utility pitcher",
yet this diminuative lady originally from Rhode Island has the spirit of a
lion and the hutzpah to motivate just about anybody and play anywhere on a
softball field. Oh, and her favorite team isn't the Bo-sox after all she says; it's
the Yankees.




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Habitat for Humanity; Not Just a House, but a Home


New Habitat for Humanity home recipient Christina receives her new home's Welcome mat
from a HUD representative last Monday.


By Leigh Clifton

As part of the celebration of World
Habitat Day, Habitat for Humanity
Pinellas turned over the keys to
their 174th home build to another
deserving family on October 5th.
The family, whose names have
been omitted by the Gabber out
of respect for privacy, gathered
with family, friends and the many
volunteers who helped build the
four bedroom, two bath garage
home in St. Petersburg over the
last three months. On hand, along
with several bank executives, HUD
representatives and local politicians,
was Mrs. Myrna Gemmer, who, with
her late husband Bob, were the first
volunteers for Habitat for Humanity
in 1985. Executive Director Barbara
Inman declared the finished home
to be dedicated in honor of the
Gemmers' longtime service and
dedication to their community.
Also present was Ms. Beverly
Parker, who commissioned the first
logo and t-shirt for the organization
and was the first secretary as well


for Habitat for Humanity Pinellas
County.
Bank ofAmerica acted as the family's
charitable foundation sponsor and
BOA Market President Bill Goede
gladly handed the family the keys
to their new home. During the
ceremony, the family also received
their ceremonial first piece of mail
from Linda Higgins, of Valpack,
which contained several coupons for
the new home, as well as receiving
a bookcase from Blossom Montessori
School for the Deaf, an American
flag, a bible, hammer, energy kit,
and Welcome mat from HUD.
Afterthe manygifts andwellwishes,
the family, friends and volunteers
gathered together and all laid hands
on the house and bowed their heads
as Norm Bungard, a Habitat board
member, spoke a blessing for the
family and their new home.
On a Sunday, a family was
dispossessed, without a decent roof
over their heads. On a Monday, they
were celebrating the promise of a
new beginning, in not just a house,
but a home; a home of their own.


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"Loving You Elvis Show"
American Legion Auxiliary Unit
#305 and the Sons of the American
Legion are sponsoring a "LovingYou
Elvis Show" on Sunday, October
25. This is a very entertaining and
sometimes funny tribute to the
King. Everyone is welcome but you
must get your tickets early because
this show has been a sell out every
time. They provide a buffet dinner
featuring pork tenderloin and
grilled oriental chicken as well as
many more dishes to satisfy your
appetite. Tickets are $20 each for
the dinner and the show or $10 for
the show only and are available at
the Legion. It is reserve seating.
The Legion will close at 4 p.m. that
day and reopen at 5 p.m. for dinner.
The show will start at 7 p.m. Call
the Legion at 367-1596 with any
questions.

Town Shores
Shuffleboard
The Town Shores Shuffleboard
Club will open its regular season
on Monday, November 2 at 1 p.m.
for all interested Town Shores
Residents. Thereafter, play will
be each Monday and F,-id.i at
1 p.m. through March except for
bad weather or holiday recesses.
The first two weeks of play will
be for orientation and one-on- one
instruction (if desired) for newer
players, while returnees will try
to get back "in the groove" and get
their strokes smoothed out. The
courts are looking sharp this year
and sliding great after a new paint
job covering the decks, lines and
alleys done by our own maintenance
department. The shuffle facilities
and equipment are available for
use by any resident 7 days per week
whether a club member or not. All
are invited to join the club with its
minimal annual dues for the twice/
week fun and competition.
A club meeting is scheduled for
F-id.iLyl November 13 at 2:30 p.m. in
the clubhouse lounge following the
afternoon's regular play. Dates for
holiday recesses and tournaments
will be on the agenda.


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History Comes Alive on Pass-A-Grille
By Cathy Salustri county opened her home as the Gulf
Beaches Historical Museum.


Let New England claim its pre-
Revolutionary War historic buildings.
Any Floridian worth
his salt knows
that Florida has
the oldest city in
the United States.
Washington, D.C.
can keep its massive
museums (although
the Smithsonian
does make for an
interesting couple
of days). Florida
has something even
better- history so L-
recent the people who
made it seem right beside us as we
explore the past.

AT .Tucked away
V-..on 10th Av-
enue in Pass-A-Grille you'll find the
Gulf Beaches Historical Museum.
Its exhibits tell the story of St. Pete
Beach.

S7T f ,In 1917 the
VV J .Pass-A-Grille
Community Church went up on
10th Avenue. For 42 years the
congregation worshipped in the
small white building, moving
to 16th Avenue in 1959 when
it outgrew the building. A year
later Joan Haley bought the
building because, as she told
local Frank Hurley, Jr., "they
were thinking of tearing it
down. I couldn't let them do
that."
Haley, a Washington, D.C. socialite,
society editor, and preservationist,
moved to Pass-A-Grille after her
husband died. Once she purchased
the church building, she renovated it
and filled it with antiques.
Mrs. Haley died in 1989, willing
her home to Pinellas County on one
condition: her home would become
a museum that showcased Gulf
Beaches history. Four years later the
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BEST
Part: While
Florida does boast
the country's
S oldest city (St.
Augustine), most
S of our history
does take place

M' century. While
D many historians
are used to
n digging through
d documents
several hundred years
old, recent history has a way of
jumping to life for everyone.
A visit to the Gulf Beaches Historical
Museum will make the area's history
come alive. Photographs of the "new"
Don CeSar and firsthand accounts of
local legend Silas Dent as well as over
150 books filled with photographs,
news clippings and other memorabilia
all give visitors a vibrant idea of the
area's history.


WORSTart: The
museum lacks the space and staff it
needs to do as well of a job as it could.
The existing building and staff both
do a splendid job, but it would be
wonderful to see the museum open
five days a week.

MA/GICAfl Question:
LAVI /The Museum


charges
nothing for admission, although
it does accept donations. You can
get an annual membership, which
includes gift shop discounts, invites
to special events, and a periodic
newsletter. Membership costs $10
for individuals, $15 for families and
$25 for businesses.

tH E T The museum,
Staffed entirely
by volunteers, operates from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and
Saturday and from noon until 4 p.m.
on Sunday.


WHERE: 115 10th
Avenue on St. Pete Beach. Call 552-
1610 or visit the county's web site at
www.pinellascounty.org/Heritage/
gulf_beach_museum.htm.

On November 7th the Museum, in
conjunction with the Montessori
School on 16th, will host the
traditional Fish Broil. Historically,
Gulf Beaches Elementary hosted the
Fish Broil. With the closure of the
school this year locals didn't want the
tradition to die.

Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySa-
lustri@TheGabber.com.


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Boca Ciega High School



By Leigh Clifton Girls swimming:


Football
10/15/09
Boys Varsity
Boca Ciega 0
St. Petersburg


10/14/09
Boys Junior Varsity
Boca Ciega 49
St. Petersburg

Volleyball
10/08/09
Girls Varsity
Boca Ciega 1
Largo 3

Swimming
10/14/09
Boys swimming:
Lakewood 90
Boca Ciega 69


Lakewood 106,
Boca Ciega 58
Golf
10/14/09
Boca Ciega: Dave Eustic:
low round 108
Cross Country
10/13/09
Boys Team scores:
Northeast 55:31,
Osceola 58:18,
Boca Ciega 58:34,
Northside Chr. 59:15,
Indian Rocks Chr. 60:44,
Lakewood 63:20,
Canterbury 64:17

Girls Team scores:
Northside Chr. 66:24
Canterbury 70:05,
Boca Ciega 70:14,
Indian Rocks Chr. 72:12, Os-
ceola 73:29


One interesting note: the Boca Ciega Boys Junior Varsity
Football team has been undefeated for the past THREE years.
Thursday night, October 22, they play their last game of the
season against Tarpon Springs at Bogie's Beauchamp Field at
7 pm. Please try and come out to support the team Thursday
night!


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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
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November 7 from 9-2 p.m. at The
Salvation Army located at 3800
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Outdoor spaces are available for $20
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Pinellas County needs at least 125
Big Brothers to meet the needs of
their current waiting list. Make a
difference in a child's life. There are
several different programs to suit
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AmVets Post 1 is having a blood
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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.

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

Gulfport Tuesday
Market
Every Tuesday from 9 a.m. until
3 p.m. you can find the Gulfport
TuesdayMarket on Beach Boulevard
south of 28th Ave. S. in Gulfport in
the Waterfront District. It is a free
and family friendly event. Each
week you will find produce, music,
and craft and art vendors like Anne
Painted Signs who offers custom
painted and decorative signs for
your home, office and garden.
Contact: http://gulfport-market.
com, info@gulfport-market.com or
Leslie Gilchrist at 727-439-1485.

Women's Drum Circle
Join the Women's Drum Circle when
the meet every Friday at Gulfport
Beach from 7-10 p.m. Bring your
drums, percussion instruments or
just yourselves as they continue the
tradition of woman-led drumming
circles. Bring your own chair or
blanket and water to drink.
Beginners and experienced
drummers are welcome to join this
empowering, healing circle.
They meet on the west side of the
beach (toward the Rec. Center), near
the boardwalk. For more information
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On Command K-9, Creating Man's Best Friend


Call 727-466-8516


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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 motivation.
'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
butourspecialty 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
training?
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
popular?
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 undesired.
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 each.
G: Let's talk about a dog that
jumps on people first.
MJ: Dogs jump for a couple of
reasons. Often times, we encourage
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
home?
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 so.
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-
aggression?
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 overreact.
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 well?
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
727-466-8516
www.OnCommandK9Academy.com


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727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601
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St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
CAN I HELP?
Willing to do Shopping, Walk your Dog, Need
a Companion? Look after your Property, Doc-
tors Visits, Cleaning. Call Dorothy at 727-384-
2407.
LADIES, NEED A HELPING HAND?-For
Grocery Shopping, Laundry, Light House-
keeping? I can Help. Reasonable Rates,
Excellent References. Jo Ann, 343-4226.



EMPLOYMENT
(727) 3216965 fax (727) 327-7830



PARTNER WANTED-Tired of Working for
Others? Own Your Own PLUMBING Business.
Shop, Tools, 2005 Ford Van. 727-83-6425 Se-
rious Inquiries Only.


PART TIME ADMINISTRATOR- 6 Bed As-
sisted Living Facility, So. Pasadena Area. 727-
244-3203 After 1p.m.

2 HAIR STYLISTS WANTED- Chair Rental,
$150/Wk. Hair Designs, 6641 Central Ave.
727-418-6109.
DRIVER (MINI-BUS & TROLLEY)- Part time
driver, 15-20 hours per week, with class B CDL
license with passenger endorsement to trans-
port elderly/disabled. Entry $10.56 hourly. The
City of Gulfport is an equal opportunity em-
ployer and proactively encourages workplace
diversity. Background/drug screening will be
conducted. Open until filled. Applications ac-
cepted at the City of Gulfport, 2401 53rd St.
S., Gulfport or to
mperez@ci.gulfport.fl.us E.O.E.
WOMEN FOR CLEANING,-Toting, Lifting,
Stairs Involved. Fair Pay for Excellent Work. 2-
3 days, possibly More. 727-327-3810.
LIVE-IN MATURE WOMEN-for Housekeep-
ing, Errands. Valid D.L. Required. Position to
Assist Mature Man. Furnished Apt. & Salary
Provided. 727-289-3585.
HAIR STYLIST WANTED-Busy Fantastic
Sams needs Experienced Stylist. Generous
Commission with Guaranteed Salary & Bonus.
Call 727-501-6078.
LAUNDRY ATTENDENDANT-Friendly, Eve-
nings. 2970 54th Ave. S. St. Pete. 727-430-
6690.
GROUNDSKEEPER-Plant Knowledgeable,
Maintenance, Pool, Experienced, Full Time,
$10/hr. Drivers License and Vehicle. Back-
Sround Check, Drug Screening. St. Pete
each Condo, 727-363-4659.


DEPUTY CITY CLERK City of Gulfport. Re-
sponsible and varied work performing admin-
istrative and complex clerical duties to support
the City Clerk. Attends evening meetings, re-
cords proceedings and transcribes minutes
within specific time frames. Minimum require-
ments: Four years of responsible secretarial,
administrative assistant, or legal office experi-
ence, including computer proficiency in word
processing and desktop publishing. Designa-
tion as a Certified Municipal Clerk is desir-
able, as is extensive municipal/governmental
experience. Annual salary of $35,779 with
excellent benefits. The City of Gulfport is an
equal opportunity employer and proactively
encourages workplace diversity. Background/
drug screenings will be conducted. Open
until filled.Apply to City of Gulfport 2401 53rd
St. So., Gulfport, FL, 33707 or to mperez@
ci.qulfport.fl.us. E.O.E.

JEWELRY SALES- Family Owned Retail
Jewelry Store is Looking for Responsible,
Dependable Person for FT/PT Sales. Friendly
Working Atmosphere. Ask for Philip, 347-3758
for Appointment.
MAINTENANCE WORKER II- City of Gulfport,
FT position available. Skilled & semi-skilled in
Sanitation Dept., performing solid waste col-
lection and disposal activities. Must have a
valid FL drivers license, CDL Class B and high
school diploma preferred. Entry $11.09 Hr]y.
The City of Gulfport is and equal opportunity
employer and proactively encourages work-
place diversity. Background/drug screenings
will be conducted. Opened until pulled. Apply
to City of Gulfport 2401 53rd St. S., Gulfport,
FL., 33707 or to
mperez@ci.gulfport.fl.us E.O.E.





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$100 OR LESS

From Aquariums to Zippers
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Deadline is Monday at 5pm.
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1999 DODGE CARAVAN- Runs Great, Cold
A/C, Many Extras. New Master Cylinder. Ask-
ing $3200. 727-743-0701.
UP TO $500
Paid For Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans. 727-458-
3721, 727-458-7710.


MAPLE ROCKING CHAIR Perfect for rock-
ing babies to sleep or reading to small chil-
dren. $45. Call 410-3516.
STOVE ALMOND COLOR-Like New. Works
Great. $200. obo 727-623-5811.
FURNITURE REPAIR-In Home! Dents,
Scratches, Broken Legs, Cabinet Glass, Split
Seems, Etc. 23Yrs Experience. Affordable.
Town Shores Discount. 813-558-0646, 727-
289-8262.
DINING ROOM SET-Oak, Oval Table. 6 Newly
Upholstered Chairs and Lighted China Cabi-
net. Nice! $450. 727-323-5934.


STAINLESS STEEL JOHNSON BOAT Prop-
150HP, $80. 17" KDS Computer Monitor, $10.
JVC Stereo, Large Speakers, Phono, Re-
ceiver, Cassette Player/Recorder, $60. Table
46"x30" w/2-chairs $20. 727-329-9922.
AFGANS & BABY BLANKETS- All Sizes &
Colors, Good for Christmas Gifts. Various Col-
ors and Prices. Electric Broom, $15, Christ-
mas Items, all obo 327-7462.
LARGE PHILODENDRON-Beautiful Ser-
rated Leaves, Includes Planter $95. obo 727-
384-0724.
5 DRAWER METAL FILING-Cabinet. Very
Good Condition $10.00. 727-381-1214.
ROLLETTE TABLE- Family size. !5"x21".
Wood. $20 (never used) 727-546-5336
CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW- 2.5HP, $75. 727-
420-0100.
A/C HEAT PUMP-2 1/2 Ton. 13 Seer. "Nor-
dyne Grand Aire" package unit. New in Box.
Sacrifice $2500. $50.00 to Deliver in Pinellas
County. 727-323-1039.
RETIRING- Selling Plumbing P.VC, Fittings &
Piping, Etc. 727-823-6425.
HARRY POTTER
BOOKS
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.
6FT. WOOD FENCING-with Gate. Will sell all
9 sections and the gate for $250. Must sell by
Oct. 30th 727-768-2240.
AI-MEI THAI & JAPANESE RESTAURANT-
4200 34th St. S. $100 Gift Certificate + 15%
Off Coupon, Sell for $50. 328-2107.
SCOOTER/WHEELCHAIR LIFT- For Van.
$500.727-420-0100.
BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR-Electric Life
Source Model UA 767V. $15. 727-323-1039.
HOSPITAL BED-with Air Mattress, both Elec-
tric. Like New, $200. 727-343-8484.
Gabber October 22 October 28, 2009


GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
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. 812-3820.


QUIT SMOKING FOR $99.-$130.-Try the
Electronic Smokeless E-Cig. Save Money,
Get Healthier without Losing the Enjoyment of
Smoking. Call 727-320-2977.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $12 per
issue. Call 321-6965.


22FT. SAILING SLOOP-Swing Keel. 8HP,
Electric Start and Trailer. $1800. 727-542-
2445.
WET SLIPS From 25' to 45' Sail or Power.
$7/Ft. Easy Access to Gulf. 4 Slips Left. 727-
641-6465.


Lifts Only

Slips 6.50





HAMMOND ORGAN-Good Condition. Bench/
Music Tutorial Included. $300. 727-289-2846.


LARGE DOG CRATE Metal, Like New. $50.
410-3516.
FREE KITTENS- Beaqutiful Markings. Three
Sisters. Eight weeks old. So much fun. 727-
504-5208. after 5pm
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $12 per
issue. Call 321-6965.


LOOKING FOR SOMEONE-who does Rush
work for Chairs. (similar to caning). Or Would
Teach me to do it? 727-822-8825.
I BUY FISHING TACKLE Cash Paid. Reels,
Rods, Tackle Boxes. Antique, Used or New.
Call Captain Jim, 727-460-9352.
GUNS WANTED! Call 727-407-2545. 352-
422-3441.

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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 FS. 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


PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Call 321-6965.



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.
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 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










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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Notice is hereby given that Society of St. Vincent de Paul will receive sealed bids from
Roof Contractors for the furnishing of all materials and labor for the re-roofing of St.
Vincent DePaul's Thrift Store, 180 34th St. N., St. Petersburg, Fl. This is a single story
building consisting of approximately 9725 square foot of roof replacement. The
existing roof will be removed along with some asbestos containing material. There will
be two exhaust fans to be removed with deck patch. A new SBS modified roof to be
installed.
All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the
Specifications and other Contract Documents pertaining thereto, as prepared by the
Office of Greater Bay Construction Co., Inc. 4210 W. Spruce Street, Suite 203, Tampa,
FI 33607, 813-282-0709.
Bidders may examine the Specifications and other Contract Document at the office of
Greater Bay Construction Co., Inc., and receive one (1) set at no charge.
A mandatory pre-bid meeting is being held on October 28, 2009 at 10:00 am at the
Society of St. Vincent de Paul office at 384 15th St. N., St. Petersburg, Fl 33705-2016.
We will go to the site immediately after the meeting to review the project. Sealed bids
will be received at the office of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul office at 384 15th St.
N., St. Petersburg, Fl 33705-2016. Bids will be received until 2:00 pm on November 10,
2009. A public bid opening will take place immediately following the receipt of the
sealed bids at 2:15 pm.
All questions are to be directed to Greater Bay Construction Co., Inc. Mark Snedeker
or Steve Snedeker. The last date for questions to be accepted, in order to allow time
for the issuance of any addenda, is November 3, 2009. All bids must be submitted on
the Proposal Form as furnished.
Bids shall remain in force for sixty (60) days after the date of opening. Bidders must
be Roof Contractors licensed to do business in the State of Florida, pursuant to Florida
Statue Chapter #489, and in Pinellas County [ does not have to limit to Pinellas
County].
The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informalities
in any bid whenever such rejection or waiver is in the interest of the Owner. Awards, if
made, will be to the bidder whose bid is most advantageous to the Owner; price and
other factors considered as determined at the sole discretion of the Owner.


THOUSANDS OF YARDS- Designer Fabrics,
$1-$9/Yard. Tropical & Animal Cotton Prints,
Upholstery Tapesty, Silks, Filing Cabinet $15.
Six Barstool Seats $30 for al[ Handpainted
pictures and pillows. Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
Corner 71st St. & 2nd Ave. S., 8:00-? 727-501-
2350.
www.josiesinc.com
Overstock Fabric
5611 4TH AVE. N.-Fri. & Sat. 8am-2pm. Drop
by!

2310 44TH ST. S-Saturday 8-am-Noon. (come
through alley)
3010 51ST S.-Fri. & Sat. 8am.-lpm. Some-
thing for Everyone.
SAT. 8-?-6250 7th Ave. S., Misc. Items, Good
Stuff!
SATURDAY ONLY- Tools, Plants, House-
wares. 8-3p.m. 4651 6th Ave. S.
4908 27TH AVE. S.-Sat. Oct. 24th, 8am-Noon.
Teen Clothing & Lots More!
902 53RD ST. S.-Friday & Saturday, 8am.-
3pm. Indoor, Rain or Shine. Interesting Items.

WE GO THERE! 321-6965


FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8-3P.M.- 6334 Emer-
son Ave. S. (Rear) Designer Clothes, Furniture,
Jewelry, Shoes, Misc. (Bigger than Ever!)
HUGE RUMMAGE SALE-Furniture & Misc.
Oct. 24th, 9am-1:00pm. at Trinity Nazarene
Church 1000 55th St. S. off 1 1th Ave. South.
ESTATE SALE and Multi-family, 5050 27th
Ave. S. Sat. 9-4p.m. Artist relocating to PN.W.
Lots of cool stuff! A-Z.


BABY KITTEN FOUND Approx. 5 or 6
months old. Orang/white w/Fluffy Tail. Gulf-
port Area. Call 455-8706.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Call 321-6965.
FOUND DOG-Vic. 52 St. & Gulfport Blvd. Mon.,
10/19. Female, Pit/Boxer Mix, 40 Ibs. White w/
Brown Markings. 321-9298 or 251-2766.




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M. M.- i! M


NOVENA TO ST. JUDE May the Sacred
Heart of Jesus be praised, adored, glorified,
loved and preserved, throughout the whole
world now and forever. Amen. Sacred Heart
of Jesus, have mercy on us. St. Jude, worker
of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, help of the
hopeless, pray for us.
Say this prayer 9 times a day. By the 8th day,
your prayer will be answered. Say it for 9
days. It has never been known to fail. Publica-
tion must be promised. Thank you, St. Jude.
L.G.
ST. JUDE'S NOVENA May the Sacred Heart
of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and pre-
served throughout the world now and forever.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude,
worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, helper
of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9
times a day. By the 8th day, your prayer will be
answered. Say it for 9 days. it has never been
known to fail. Publication must be promised.
My prayers have been answered. M.A.

MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored,
glorified, loved, and preserved throughout the
world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker
of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for
ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this
prayer. Thank You, Jesus.
M.A.N.
POWERFUL PRAYER TO Holy Spirit Holy
Spirit, you who solves all problems, who lights
all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who
give me the divine gifts to forgive and 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 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.
The person must say this prayer for 3 con-
secutive days. After 3 days the favor requested
will be granted, even if it may appear difficult.
This prayer must be published immediately af-
ter the favor is granted, without mentioning the
favor, only your initials should appear at the
bottom. M.A.N.

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GULFPORT BUNGALOW-2/1 with Office
area, CH/A, W/D, Clean. 5708 23rd Ave. S.
727-418-7272.
(www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com)
1BR/1BA TREASURE ISLAND- Fenced Yard,
Covered Parking. Water/Trash Included. 2
Blocks from Beach, $675/Mo. & Security. 727-
501-5469, 727-639-3981.

WALK TO ART
DISTRICT & BEACH
in Gulfport. Large 1000sqft. 1Br/l.5Ba Apt.
$775/Mo. Yearly Lease. Parking. Call for Ap-
pointment. 727-644-2441.

6220 10TH AVE. S.- 2 Story, 4BR/3BA/2CG,
All Appliances, Hardwood Floors. Stainless,
Granite, Laundry Room W/D, Fenced Yard.
$1850/Mo. 727-492-9065.
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.
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.
458-7899.

GULFPORT SEASONAL RENTAL-2BR/1BA
Apt. 2nd Floor. Clean, Quiet and Close to
Art District. Anna 727-321-5146. Available
Now.
LOCATED DOWNTOWN GULFPORT-1
Room/i Bath, Micro, Fridge, $500/Mo. Includes
Utilities. Within 6 Blocks: Beach, Art District,
Rec. & Senior Centers, Casino, Library, Tennis
Courts and Parks. Deposit, Ref., No Smoking.
Perfect for Gentlemen. 727-345-1869.
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.
GULFPORT BRIGHT, CHEERFUL-1BR/1BA
Apt., Electric, SWG, Cable Included. CHA,
Ceiling Fans, Large Kitchen (Neutral Tones),
W/D, Freshly Painted (White-White). New
White Blinds. New Berber Carpet. Unique
Property w/Small Shaded Yard in Rear. $775/
Mo (Utilities)!. For 1 Person Only. Non-Smoker.
No Section 8. Dan 727-327-6144.
ST. PETE 1BR/1BA-Victorian Style Unit,
Hardwood Floors, Tall-Ceilings, yard. Small
Pet OK. $595/Mo & Utilities. Quiet Residential
Location. 727-894-3252.
GREAT LOCATION-2 Spacious 2BR/2BA,
Unfurnished Units. Ready to Move in. No Pets.
$800/Mo. MARCOUX REALTY, INC. 727-347-
1535 or 727-360-9494.
1/1 HOUSE 2218 51ST S.-$625/Mo, Large
fenced yard. PASSMORE & COX, INC. 727-
459-3596.


WALKING DISTANCE
TO STORES & BEACH
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.
GULFPORT LARGE EFFICIENCY- Kitchen,
Bathroom, Electric, Water, Cable, Bug Ser-
vice, Ramp. 8X12 Shed, Private Back Yard,
One Person Only, $525/Mo. First/Last /$250
Security. Call Linda, 727-459-7855.
ST. PETE BEACH- 1BR, Excellent Condition,
Busline, Fishing. Newly Painted. Water Includ-
ed. $595/Mo. 727-345-7036.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-Studio Apt. 3028
54th St. So. Quiet Building, Owner on Preme-
sis. W/S/G Included. References Required.
$500/Mo. & Security Deposit. Call 644-0601
for Appt. Available Now.
CHATEAU TOWER- 2BR/2BA, All New Appli-
ances including W/D, New 20" Tile in LR/DR
& Kitchen, New Carpet in Bedrooms. No Pets.
7th Floor Great Waterview. Yearly lease $1000/
Mo.Possible Option to Buy. 727-360-4123.
CORNER PROPERTY-2BR/1BA/1CG, with
Large Family Room. Unfurnished, Ready to
Move-in. $900/Mo. Annual Lease. No Pets.
727-347-1535 or 727-360-9494 MARCOUX
REALTY, INC.
MY TAXES ARE LOWER- So your rent will be
lower! 2br/1ba, 2br/2ba and 3br/lba Houses.
$675/mo. 4519 14th Ave. S., 2482 15th Ave.
S., 3230 4th Ave. S., 1751 46th St. S.; 1br
house, $550/mo 1744 44th St. S. All have;
A/C & W/D Hookup. Call 305-975-0840.
GULFPORT 1BR/1BA- Key West Style Cot-
tage, Near Pier & Beach. Available Nov. 1st.
W/D, Tenant Check. $650/Mo. 502-9479.
2BR/1BA- Hardwood Floors, Garage, Fenced-
In Yard, Oak Trees, Good Neighbors. Sect. 8
Okay. 804-9237. 2042 45th St. S.,St. Pete.

GREAT RENTAL APT.
Nice yard, Carpet/Wood floors, W/D, New
Bath, Central H/A, Plenty of Storage. $600/Mo.
Rent/Sale 727-204-5001.
www.suncoasthome.com
2/1 HOUSE 5163 4TH AVE. S.- W/D Hookups,
$700/Mo. PASSMORE & COX, INC. 727-459-
3596.
TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
DUPLEX 2210 53RD ST. S.-1BR + Bonus
Room, $625/Mo., $500/Security. Includes W/
S/G, Shed, Pets OK. Call 727-452-5942.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT- 1BR/1BA, Up-
stairs, $650/Mo. First & Security Required.
727-343-8018.


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
GULFPORT-STETSON AREA 2/3 br hardwood flrs large yard $895
BARTLET PARK 2br/2ba fenced yard W&D Hook ups SEC 8 OK $650
SOUTH PASADENA lbr/lba Waterfront Condo, Pool, No pets $625
FRUITLAND HEIGHTS 3br/lba Lease Option avail Hardwood firs $795
GULFPORT 2br/lba carport extra storage. Near waterfront Dist. $625
OLD NE lbr apts incl. WSG, Gas & Basic Cable. 2nd mo. 1/2 rent $550 R I67
SRentals & Realty, Inc. (727) 8673767

Gabber October 22 October 28, 2009


LARGE FURNISHED ROOM-$450/Mo. Full
House Privileges, Private Entrance, Parking,
W/D, Electric, Water, Cable/Wireless. Refrig-
erator. Included. No Smoking/Pets, 727-916-
0916.
GULFPORT ARTS DISTRICT-Carriage House
1 BR 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.
2519 BEACH BLVD.-IBR/Studio Downstairs,
Wood Floors, on Park, WSG Paid. Great
Neighborhood, Quiet. 7 blocks to Beach.
$550/Mo. 727-822-2955.
3BR/2BA- Pool Home, Terrazzo Floors, Credit
Check Required. By Appt. Only. 323-4130.
5101 29th Ave. S.

NORTH ST. PETE-Unfurnished Apts. $595.
plus Security. 1BR/1BA. Includes Electric,
Gas, Water, & Trash. Laundry on Premises.
727-692-0899.
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.

4925 12TH AVE. S.- 2BR/1BA, $790/Mo.
Available Now. 727-322-8030.

CRESCENT LAKE
AREA
1BR, $500-$550/Mo. 2 Blocks to Lake and
1275. Ask about a Free Months Rent? Call
727-743-2546.
SMALL QUIET APTS-AII Utilities Included.
727-343-1637. Also need Part Time Handy-
man & Part Housekeeper.
ST. PETE/STETSON AREA- 2/2 Townhouse,
Office, Open Floor Plan, Patio, Pool. Conve-
nient to Stetson, Shopping, Beaches. 1 Year
Lease, $1000/Mo. 727-345-9620.

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-
3092.
PASADENA BAY ISLAND-1BR/1BA, Unfur-
nished, Open Waterview, Gated, 55+, Covered
Parking, W/D, Hardwood Floors Throughout,
855sqft. $800/Mo. 727-397-2351.
PASADENA CHATEAU TOWER- Great Wa-
terview, Remodeled 2BR/2BA, Balcony, W/D,
$1195/Mo. Yearly. RALSTON'S REALTY CO.,
Diane, 727-367-6702.
GULFPORT DUPEX-2BR/2BA, Newly Reno-
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.
2BR $1050 GETS YOU IN-Also 3BR $1150
Gets you In. Both have Fenced Yards. Good
Location. Ready Now. 727-502-7530 or 727-
321-1793.
1611 & 1535 40TH ST. S.- 2BR/1BA. W/D
Hookup. Wall A/C & Heat. No Pets/Drugs.
$675/Mo. Security. 727-804-8674.
TOWN SHORES KENMORE-1BR Deluxe.
Immaculate. Parking at Security Door. Annual
$695/Mo. 1st/Last, Security Deposit. Cable/
Gas/Water Included. Non-Smoker. 978-649-
6562 or 978-621-2059.













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.
GULFPORT MARINA AREA HOUSE- 3BR/
2BA, Carport. Screened Back Porch, W/D, D/
W, CHA, Vinyl Fencing. $1250/Mo. Pet Friend-
ly. Yearly Lease or Longer 727-328-0203.
GULFPORT 2831 50TH ST. S.-3/1 House,
New Flooring in Kitchen, Screened Patio,
CHA, Coin W/D on-site. $850/Mo. $425/Secu-
rity 727-742-5140.
STUDIO APT.-Overlooks Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently
located. Includes All Utilities/Cable/Internet.
Credit Check Required. 727-688-7622.

TOWN SHORES
CONDO
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.
727-347-0791
340-642-3828
GULFPORT 1BR/1BA APT.- 5 Blocks from
the beach, New Paint, New Floors, $600/mo.
$300 Security Deposit. 727-347-1017.
1BR GARAGE APT.- Furnished or Unfur-
nished. Dog Ok. Water Included. $450/Mo &
Security. Background Check. 42nd St. & 3rd
Ave. N. 321-0514 After 6p.m.


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


PERFECT FOR PETS!
Gorgeous Fenced Yard. Charming 2BR/1BA
Cottage. 560 Zanesville St. S. 2 Blocks North
of Gulfport. 800SF, C/H/A, W/D, Carport, Quiet,
Oaks. $675/Mo includes Gas. $500 Security.
Background. 727-321-9298 or 727-251-2766.
SOUTH PASADENA- Chateau Tower ground
floor, 1Br/1.5Ba. spacious; All new flooring,
paint, stove. Heated pool, sauna, fitness cen-
ter. $740/month plus dep. Yrs. lease. Loca-
tion+, George. 727-452-5307.

CHARMING
BUNGALOW
Near Park. 2BR/1BA, CHA, Attached Garage
with W/D. $725/Mo., Steve, 698-3506.


ORGANIC GARDEN
STUDIO
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


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.
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.
STUDIO APT- Private, Newer Appliances. Ca-
thedral Ceilings, Red Oak Laminated Floors.
Heat/Air. Utilities Included. $600/Mo., $600
Security. $30 Application Fee. 727-320-6475.
SEASONAL GULFPORT EFFICIENCY.- (fur-
nished). Nice and Clean. Walk to Art District
in Gulfport. Prefer Single Working person.
No Smoking/Pets. $600/Mo. 3mo. minimum.
Cable/Utilities Included. 727-644-6194.
GULFPORT CLEAN 1/1-a Few Blocks to Res-
taurants/Beach. CH/A, W/D, Fully Equipped.
5039 29th Ave. S. Apt. B) 727-418-7272.
www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com)
SUPER CLEAN
GULFPORT
1BR Duplex, Completely Furnished. Enclosed
Porch. Walk to Shopping, Park, Beach. Se-
niors Preferred. No Smoking/Pets. Quiet Area.
727-381-1354.
2BR FURNISHED CONDO-Town Shores. 4th
floor, Close to Pool. Covered Parking. $900/
Mo. annual. 55+. Available Nov. 1st. Call 727-
656-0469.
MAXIMO MARINA AREA-Completely Re-
modeled 1BR/1BA Waterfront with Boat Slip.
Beautifully Furnished, Covered Parking, On
Busline, Yearly $900/Mo. Seasonal $1500/Mo.
727-867-5536.
1 BEDROOM GARAGE-Apt. Water Included,
$675/Mo., $600/Deposit. Nice Area across
from Post Office on 22nd Ave. (#4227) Move-
in Ready! 803-645-2525.
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.


SPECTACULAR 50 NIGHT-LIGHT-Marina
Waterfront. Lady 75 Offering Beautifully Fur-
nished 2BR to Share with Retired Senior
Man/Woman. Pool, Exercise Room. $475/Mo.
Includes Everything. St. Petersburg 727-864-
1779.
NICE ROOM FOR RENT-Private Entrance,
Kitchenette, W/D, $120/Week. Steve 698-
3506.
GULFPORT ROOM-In My House. Full House
Privileges. $300/Mo., $100 Security. 727-366-
4141.


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.
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED ROOM-All Utili-
ties + Cable. $75/Week. Steve, 727-698-3506.
CLOSE TO PASADENA SHOPPING CTR-
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-
0509.


OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE- From $398-$791/
Mo. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach. 727-641-
6465.
OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENA- At Executive
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5855 27th Ave. S. (200k) Suzanne Olson & The 'OR' Team
An absolutely beautiful dream home! Inside Suzanne Olson & The 'OR' Team
and out you will love this house. Three bedrooms, 2 full The Only Realtors you'll ever need
baths, 1510 sq ft with garage, inside utility room, large family
room, newer windows, hardwood floors, newer kitchen, fenced.
Large upstairs bedroom and bath with sitting area can be private 1847 Shore Dr. S., #309
master or put the kids and company in their own space. All 5 ($119.
blocks to the beach in the sought after Gulfport "Art District". ,
This is the location for your new home! Great location close to trolley and
6000 1st Ave. S. ($59,900) Large 1br, private bus stops, shops, the Corey Historic District, medical facilities and white
patio, new paint & carpet, newer appliances, sandy beaches. Spacious unit with a completely renovated kitchen, new
lots of closets. Move right in. cabinets and appliances, granite countertops, tile throughout the unit.
Large bedroom with walk-in closet and loads of storage space.
Florida room overlooks and immaculate view of dock and
5845 62nd St. N. ($100,000) Very nice ome w ots of character. 2 bedroom intracoastal waters and the very detailed
1 bath in Pinellas Farms. Extra room with inside utility room. Wonderful fireplace in updates throughout
living room and screened porch in front. Hardwood floors throughout. The perfect home
at the perfect price! Tons of storage throughout. Very large yard.
3210 39th St. #6 ($107,000) Your new home has a den/office area with a wet bar along with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Three walk-in closets and
stage throughout, and a garage with storage, door opener and space for a kayak. Washer & dryer are conveniently located inside the unit also.
There are tennis courts, shuffleboard and a private entrance to Clam Bayou Nature Preserve with boat ramp. Very easy access to 1-275 and downtown.
No age restrictions. Ready to move in...this is THE unit for you.
1847 Shore Dr. S. #309 ($119,900) This is the location for your new home! Great location close to trolley and bus stops, shops, the Corey Historic
District, medical facilities and white sandy beaches. Spacious unit with a completely renovated kitchen, new cabinets and appliances, granite countertops,
tile throughout the unit. Large bedroom with walk-in closet and loads of storage space. Florida room overlooks an immaculate view of dock and intracoastal
waters and the very detailed updates throughout.
3880 37th St. S. Unit 51 ($119,900) 3br/2ba, large condo w/private large screened balcony overlooking a park. Close to Fort DeSoto
1847 Shore Drive S #419 ($199k) 2200+ sq ft, 3/2.5 with wide-open intracoastal and Boca Ciega Bay waterviews. Totally remodeled, the granite
and new cabinets in the kitchen and bath are what you've been looking for. It has a floor plan that provides the best of everything.
1893 Shore Dr. S. Unit 314 ($150k) Don't miss this opportunity to own this lovely
2 bedroom 2 bath condo with beautiful water view from the family room. 2630 Miriam St. S. ($127,900)
Totally remodeled in 2007. Gulfport Marina District dollhouse, completely
renovated inside & out, new kitchen, bath, windows,
6020 Shore Blvd. #712 ($275k) UNDER CONTRACT Wide open water view of flooring. 2 blocks to Gulfport Marina.
Boca Ciega Bay to Don CeSar and the Gulf, pets welcome, lease ok. 2210 sf
corner. Inside laundry, Florida room, Hurricane shutters. Across from Beach, 5845 62nd St. N. ($100,000)
Gulfport Art District Very nice home with lots of character. 2 bedrooms,
1 bath in Pinellas Farms. Extra room with inside utility
12368 70th Street N (Largo) ($149,900) Nice little pool home in Pinebrook room. Wonderful fireplace in living room and screened
Estates, new 16 in ceramic tile, Fibertech pool finish, fenced yard. porch in front. Hardwood floors throughout.
1868 Shore Drive. S. #414 ($200,000) Spectacular wide open water view from the The perfect price! Tons of storage throughout.
2300+ sq ft 4th floor corner unit, and the Seller will pay your maintenance fees for the first Very large yard.
year! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large eat-in kitchen remodeled in 2007.


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TOWN SHORES OF GULFPORT CONDO'S AVAILABLE 55+ COMMUNITY
SEMINOLE GARDEN APTS 8584 111th St. N. #310 ** 2 bed, 2 bath corner condo, stps to Clubhouse priced @ $60,000
TOWN SHORES NEW ON MARKET!! Avalon #206 1 bed/1 bath, standard, beautifully updated & furnished.
Pets 20 Ibs, curb parking. Close to elevator & laundry room, 2nd floor. Priced $91,500
Eton #410 2 bed/2 bath, standard, water views, furnished. Curb parking. Priced at $105,000
Lancaster House #603, "Marina" water views, 2 bedrooms 2 baths deluxe, open kitchen, very appealing
Priced at $127,500
Lancaster #402, 2 bed/2 bath deluxe, upscale condo complete with new custom kitchen and baths. This condo is for the
discriminate buyer who wants the best of furnishings & comforts of home. Includes carport & beautiful Marina views. Owners
motivated to sell $189,000
Lancaster #415, 2 bed/2 bath, corner unit, beautifully, updated & furnished. $169,000
Lancaster #304, 1 bed/1 bath, deluxe carport, marina views. Great Buy @ $99,000
Embassy #409, 1 bed/1.5 bath, open water views, furnished. Owners motivated to sell. $159,900
Hampton #210, 1 bed/1 bath deluxe, new carpet, new paint, waterfront marina views. $119,900
Eagle Crest 6420 6th Ave. N. 3 bed/2 bath 2,000 sq ft., Beautiful maintained home with "Green" Landscaping, close to
beaches, Tyrone Square Mall and Churches Priced well at $285,000
South Pasadena Boca Ceiga Apts Intercoastal Waterfront 2 bed/2 bath condo wide water views,
beautifully decorated, pool, carport and dock with slips available for sale. $160,000
St. Pete Beach Starlight Towers 7000 Beach Dr. Unit #308 corner Gulf Side Waterfront unit Upham
Beach Location. 2 bed 2 bath condo beautiful waterfront views. Enjoy pool & beaches right outside your door. 1 car garage with
storage. Well Priced $479,000
Lealman Area Single Family Residence 4550 49th Ave. N. 2 bed 2 bath, new driveway, walkway, deck,
backyard w/serenity garden & pond. Large updated kitchen, new interior, and terra-cotta tile flooring. Great Buy @ $109,000
HOMES
NEW ON MARKET!!! 560 Zanesville St. S. St. Pete, FL 2 bed 1 bath w/carport, alley access, shady back
fenced yard with oak trees double fence gate. Room for boat, pool, extra parking. Priced at $76,000
NEW ON MARKET!!! 6901 Burlington Ave. S., Mini Estate 4 bed/ 2 bath main home, gleaming wood
floors, tiled kitchen and hallway. Large kitchen, new cabinets, new appliances, new vinyl thermo windows. New a/c & heat,
completely private fenced yard, "Unique Family Home". Mother-in-Law apt., completely updated and functional, new a/c,
appliances 2 screened porches. Alley access, 1/4 acre corner lot. Priced @ $350,000
AVAILABLE RENTALS/SEASONAL/ANNUAL
Kenmore #415 2 bed 2 bath Western corner S1000.00 Mth
Manchester #302 2 bed 2 bath ** Marina views S1150.00 Mth
Diplomat #104 2 bed 2 bath Bay Views S1000.00 Mth
Kenmore #207 1bed Ibath S750.00 Mth
Kenmore #209 1bed 1 bath S750.00 Mth
South Pasadena Boca Ceiga Apts Intercoastal Waterfront 2 bed/2 bath condo wide water views, furnished, carport
$1100 Mth.
St. Pete Beach 2 bed 2 bath with porch 6767 Sunset Way s. #206 furnished, block to Upham Beach (St. Pete Beach)
$1500 Mth. (90 day min)
6323 Bahama Shores Dr. South 3 bed/2bath split plan, updated kitchen and baths. 2 car garage in ground pool $1900 Mth.
Avalon #206 1 bed/1 bath, standard, beautifully updated & furnished. Pets 20 Ibs, curb parking. Close to elevator & laundry
room, 2nd floor. Priced $91,500
560 Zanesville St. S. St. Pete, FL 2 bed 1 bath w/carport, alley access, shady back fenced yard with oak trees
double fence gate. Room for boat, pool, extra parking. Priced at $76,000

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SUNDAY 12-3P.M.- Town Shores Waterfront,
Nottingham 615, 2/2 Updated Corner Unit.
$199,900. Alisha Stover, KELLER WILLIAMS
GULFCOAST, 727-458-7847.





Call Don Kenney
744-2275
3114 57th St. S.
Unique 2 story, 2 or 3 bedrooms
on 2 floors, close to beach. Walk to restaurants,
fine dining, Gulfport Art & Entertainment District
Price Reduced $275,000

FOR SALE BY OWNER-Town Shores Em-
bassy #102. Ground Floor. 1450sqft. Condo.
2BR/2 Full Baths, Updated Interior, Tile,
Granite, Newly Painted. Bay 25-30ft. from
back door. Extremely Nice! $240K, Must See!
Call Lajean Suttles (423)-413-9208 or Greg
Baggett (423)-400-0437 to Schedule Appt. Of-
fers Accepted.
MOBILE HOME-Full Bath, Added Room,
Roof over, Carport, Utility Room with Addi-
tional Full Bath. Gated, Quiet, Friendly, Fam-
ily Community. Pets. $1800. or obo by 10/29.
Move in Ready. Lot Rent $241/Mo. 1616 21st
St. S. #320, (drive by) 727-557-7479 or 727-
580-1354.

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Title Company, Inc.
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WATERFRONT
CORNER UNIT
Town Shores, 2BR/2BA w/Views of Com-
munity Marina and Waterways. Newer Win-
dows, Storm Shutters and Covered Assigned
Parking Bill Sampson, Jr., BAIRD REALTY
GROUP, 727-776-7280.


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Mike Baggs
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CELL PHONES:
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NEW LISTINGS
JAMISON 414 This large 2/2 deluxe had a brand
new kitchen & updated baths which makes this a
great value at $105,000
FAIRFAX #205 2br/2ba, laminate floors throughout,
beautiful new kitchen, great waterviews, covered
parking, pet friendly. $139,000
GROTON #304 2br/1ba, eat-in-kitchen, newer
windows, carpet, fresh paint, storm shutters. Great
waterviews. Very inviting at $129,900
GROTON #101 End unit 2br/2ba deluxe Panoramic
waterfront views. $169,000


HAMPTON #402 2/2 deluxe. $159,000 Annual renter in place.
DOVER #407 1BR Stawl Lf dly, covered parking.
Many upgrades. $79, ..~'" "''
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beautifully renovated condoA great new kitchen appliances, tile
& carpeting. Tuscany colE I In mi his unit so warm &
charming. Covered parking, fabulous buy at $104,000
CHATHAM #406 1 Br with hardwood floors, new doors, a/c, and
much more. Move in ready pet friendly. $95,000
JAMISON #614 2/2 deluxe furnished. New AC & Heating.
Covered parking. $103,000


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