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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: November 19, 2009
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Inside
/this week...
City Applies For
Energy Grant
see page 2

Operation Santa
Holiday Assistance
see page

Gulfport Holiday
Tree Lighting
see page 9

Gulfport Chamber
Business Showcase
see page 11

Gulfport City
Manager Status
see page 17

Cancer Victim
Cut-A-Thon
see page 27

St. Pete Beach
Lawsuits Hearings
see page 33

Public Comment At
City Council
see page 45

Hard Candy-
City Manager
see page 46

Salvation Army
Seeks Volunteers
see page 57

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Cody Dewberry sets up to shoot a corner shot during Teen
Night at the Gulfport Rec Center.
By Leigh Clifton
For more than ten years, the Gulfport Rec Center
has hosted a Teen Night on Monday, Wednesday
and Friday nights from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. that
has become a favorite place for local kids looking
for something fun to do. The program has been
becoming increasingly popular,
See Teens, page 21


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Vice Mayor Bob
Worthington Will Not
Run For Re-Election
By Cathy Salustri

GULFPORT-
Vice-Mayor Bob
Worthington has
announced that
when elections
come around next
March, he will not
run for reelection.
Worthington, who
has served on I
council for eight years, says that he
wants to focus on his family.
"I'm going get on with retirement and
my wife and I can do a little relaxing
traveling around Florida," Worthington,
63, told The Gabber. lN 1l grandkids are
always wanting to go out on the boat. I
enjoy fishing very much and snorkeling
and that sort of thing; I want to be
able to do those sort of things while I'm
plenty healthy and can do them."
Worthington has seven grandchildren,
ranging in age from five months to 18
years old.
See Worthington,, page 29


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American Legion Post 125 observes Veteran's Day
By Leigh Clifton
The America Legion Post 125
commemorated Veteran's Day
last week with a gathering on
the grounds, a rifle salute and
speeches about the importance
of remembering the brave men
and women who fought to keep
America free. About 50 people
listened as Post Commander
Ray Camtrell's speech came
from the heart in his address to
the crowd.
"The ceremony today was a
little more touching because
of the recent circumstances in
Post 125 Chaplain Justine Morrison gives the benediction at the
SeTexas. I think everyone page 2 Legion's Veteran's Day observance last Wednesday.
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Veterans, from front page
was touched because it happened so close to home. Those other conflicts may be
thousands of miles away, but they're just as close to home to us. Those who serve
now and those who served before us deserve our respect and gratitude."
Gulfport Mayor Yakes was also a speaker and thanked those who served.
"Every one of those soldiers who has served gives us the opportunity to be
better. Their sacrifice means our freedom. Freedom isn't free."
A three volley round from the legion Color Guard was followed by the mournful
taps, played by Color Guardsman Rick Lallier. After the ceremony, the legion
invited everyone to stay for hot dogs and hamburgers.




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Theater on the Bay
The City of Gulfport's next "Theater
on the Bay" will be held on Friday,
November 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the
Recreation Field (the corner of Shore
Blvd. S. and 58th St. S.). November's
movie is "Ice Age: The Meltdown".
Cartoons are offered before the
special feature at 7 p.m.
The Teen Council will provide
concessions for purchase. Movie will
be cancelled in the event of rain with
no rain date. Free. Call 727-893-1118
for additional information.

Gulfport Will Apply
for Energy Grant
GULFPORT-With Gulfport City
Council's blessing, Interim City
Manager Jim O'Reilly will apply for
an Energy Efficiency Block Grant.
This grant will help cities fund ways
to reduce energy consumption. If
the city wins this grant it could pay
for a multitude of changes, ranging
from installing LED lights to
installing solar panels in government
buildings.


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since 1968
1419 49th Street South,
Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 321-6965 (fax) 327-7830
Advertising@theGabber.com
www.theGabber.com

OPEN
9-5 Mon Wed, 9-2 Fri, Closed Thursday
Publishers / Editors
Ken & Deb Reichart
Customer Service / Sales
Gina Forgetta, Mary Baumgartner
Contributing Writers
Gina Forgetta, Bill Northrop, Anne Rush
Photographer / Education Reporter
Leigh Clifton
LeighClifton@theGabber.com
City Hall Beaches
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the cost of the first printing of any advertisement.
Contents of this publication may not be reproduced or copied
without premission of the Publishers.


Signs Abound
GULFPORT- Despite the Planning
and Zoning Board's recommendation
against it, Gulfport city council
approved a sign ordinance that will
allow bench signs and bus stop signs.
Representative Rick Kriseman
spoke on behalf of the program,
which would allow nonprofit groups
to provide benches as well as
advertising for the benches.
According to Kriseman, the
organization would provide the
benches and place them where the
city wished. He said the city would
bear none of the costs but have
discretion over where to place them.
He also said that only nonprofit
organizations could advertise on the
benches.
Jennifer Salmon pointed out that
Kriseman's description differed
from what the Planning and Zoning
board saw on paper.
Councilman Sam Henderson
intimated he would prefer the bus
stop signs not be lit, but Vice-Mayor
Bob Worthington explained the


lights were low density and would
offer comfort to women and children
who had to wait for the bus at night.
Worthington suggested people
consider whether or not they wanted
their wives and children waiting at
an unlit bus stop at night.
Ultimately council voted
unanimously to pass the ordinance.
"The way this is set up is good,"
Councilwoman Michele King said.

New Police Cars for City
GULFPORT-When police cars
reach 80,000, the city replaces
them. Tuesday night at council
meeting the city council approved
the purchase of three new Dodge
Chargers. According to the United
States Environmental Protection
Agency these 8-cylinder vehicles will
not only get the same gas mileage as
their 6-cylinder cousins, they will
also get better gas mileage than
the Ford Crown Victoria Flex Fuel
vehicle.


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Police Pension Board
Members Reappointed
GULFPORT-All three members of
the Gulfport Police Pension Board
up for reappointment received that
reappointment at Tuesday night's
council meeting. Mike Arras, James
Thayler and Alex Falconeri will all
continue to serve on the pension
board.

Operation Santa
If you are a Gulfport resident and
could use a little help, the Gulfport
Police Department is now accepting
applications for Christmas assistance
through November 30 between 9 a.m.
and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at
2401 53 Street S. in Gulfport. Each
family's head of household must bring
photo identification, proof of Gulfport
residence as well as the name(s)
and age(s) of children) living in the
home. Operation Santa will collect
Christmas gifts for children ages 0 to
10 years of age.
There will be no home deliveries and
you must pick up your gifts at the
Police Department between December
14 through 18, so it's important that
we hear from you right away. For
more information on Operation Santa,
please call either Francine at 893-
1653 or Cindy at 893-1049. A home
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Arts Council to Host Author Craig Pittman
The South Pasadena Cultural Arts Council will host guest speaker Craig
Pittman, author of "Paving Paradise", Florida's Vanishing Wetlands and the
Failure of No Net Loss on Thursday, November 19 at 5 p.m. at South Pasadena
City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S.. Mr. Pittman has covered a variety of newspaper
beats and quite a few natural disasters including hurricanes, wildfires and
the Florida Legislature. Since 1998 he has reported on environmental issues
for the Times. His work won the Waldo Proffitt Award for Distinguished
Environmental Journalism in Florida in 2004, 2006 and 2007 and a series of
stories on Florida's vanishing wetlands that he wrote with Matthew Waite won
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Weekend Wonderland

Fundraiser
For The Gulfport Senior Center Foundation

Friday, December 4, 5pm 9pm
Cash Bar Appetizers Music
Silent Auction Theme Baskets
Gulfport Trolley Runs 5pm 10pm

Live Auction
Bid on Disney & Starlite Dinner Cruise Passes,
Collapsible Bike, Art Work, Handmade Afghans,
Restaurant gift cards
Much More!

$5 Entry Ticket Includes:
1 ticket for a basket of your choice and
1 chance for the
Grand Prize 3 day / 2 night stay at the
Tradewinds Resort Hotel, St. Pete Beach


Saturday, December 5, 9am 2pm
INDOOR FLEA MARKET & BETTER BOUTIQUE
Snack Bar Open For Breakfast & Lunch


Hope To See You There!
Get Uour tickets NOW from Gulfport Senior Center!
The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center
5501 27th Avenue South
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Shop local Nov. 21
By Kate Bradshaw
Speeding though the frenzied
mall crowd, picking up China-made
cookie-cutter goods for those you
love seems to be ritual these days,
but there are numerous reasons
that it doesn't have to and perhaps
shouldn't-be. Consider the following:
leisurely wandering down Beach
Boulevard, Corey Avenue or Pass-
A-Grille's Eight Avenue, checking
out boutiques and patronizing local
restaurants. Sure, the outcome of
such a stroll may be less predictable
than those of frantically perusing
a mall, but what you find will be
more meaningful and hard to find
elsewhere.
Then there's the local economy to
consider.
Doing as much of your Christmas
shopping at locally-based retailers
will serve as an investment in your
community.
Substantially more money remains
within a given area when you
shop local versus when you give
your money to a retailer whose
corporate headquarters are in Ohio
or California.
A study by the Austin Independent
Business Alliance found that $13 of
every $100 spent at a chain store
stayed in the community, while
$45 of every $100 stayed in the
community when shoppers bought
from local retailers.
On Saturday, Novermber 21, the
American Independent Business
Alliance is encouraging consumers
to do all of their shopping and dining
out at locally-owned establishments.
This may be harder than it seems.
For more information, visit http://
www.amiba.net/Unchained.html.

Male Dog Neuter-a-thon
In celebration of Thanksgiving
SPOT... Stop Pet Overpopulation
Together's non profit spay/neuter
clinic is having a male dog neuter-
a-thon from November 10 through
the 25. Male dogs are $40-$75
depending on the weight. Call
727-329-8657 to set up an
appointment. For more information
and holiday hours visit the website
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Doggie Dining
Stays In Gulfport
GULFPORT-Citycouncilre-adopted
the doggie dining ordinance at
Tuesday night's meeting. The city
previously adopted this ordinance
and it's time limit expired last month.
The new ordinance will not expire.

All Breed Cat Show
The International Cat Association
will host an all breed cat show
November 21-22 at the Minnreg
(Honeywell) Building, 6340 126
Avenue N. in Largo. The show
features beautiful breeds of cats and
judging for household pets.
Adoptable cats willbe available. Bring
a kennel carrier to the show to bring
your kitten home. The show benefits
adoptable pets and Girl Scout Troop
#642. Bring dry or canned cat food to
donate to shelters. For information
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19-21 at 8 p.m. at SPC Clearwater
Arts Auditorium, 2465 Drew Street in
Clearwater. The performances consist
of modern dance choreographed by
college faculty and local guest artists
from around the Tampa Bay area.
Suggested donation of $5. Free for
SPC students and staff with ID only.

6th Annual Art Market
An electric mix of 22 area artists
will come together in Gulfport on
November 21 to present a show and
sale of their work. The fluid core
committee, composed this year of Jill
Oldenski, Karen Colett Frank, Pat
Lamb and Linda Dawson are fiber
and mixed-media artists who call
themselves "Eclectic & Then Some".
Each year on the Saturday before
Thanksgiving, the group rents a
hall, hangs out silks and quilts one a
line, sets out homemade cookies and
punch, strings up twinkle lights and
fills the hall with a wealth of unique
art and hand-crafted items. Works
include paintings, ceramics, jewelry,
dolls, wearables, wood furniture,
fiber art, handbags, mixed media folk
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Gulfport Holiday
Tree Lighting
The Gulfport Holiday Tree Lighting
is on Monday, November 30 starting
at 7 p.m. in ('ly in.- Park located at
Gulfport Blvd. S. and Beach Blvd. S.
Bundle up for an evening of music,
festivities and a true Gulfport
tradition. There will be refreshments
and festive cheer as the Mayor lights
the tree for another holiday season.
Luminaries with personal messages
will brightly light up the park. To
purchase luminaries for $2, call
the Senior Center at 893-2237 or
893-1231. Also, look for the luminary
form in this week's Gabber. For
general information, please call
893-1118.
A surprise visit from the big man in
red himself will be there to listen to
your little ones holiday wishes.

Black Cat Adoption
Fees Reduced
November is Black Beauty Month
at Friends of Strays. The shelter
does not adopt out black kittens
in the month of October and they
have a huge selection of black cats.
Adoption fee is reduced to $20
and all cats are spayed/neutered,
vaccinated, microchipped and have
a county license. Adoption Center
is open TuesdaySunday from 10-3
p.m. at 2911 47 Avenue N. in St.
Petersburg. Call 727-522-6566 or
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a Minor Boys Baseball Tournament, on November 20-22. There will be
families attending from all over Pinellas County. Since they are a non-profit
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Tree Lighting ceremony will be held
on Thursday, December 3 at 6:30
p.m. at Galatea Garden, 7015 Sunset
Drive S. An open house will follow
in Hibiscus Hall with refreshments.
For more information, call city hall
at 347-4171.

Donate for Diabetes
Research
On Saturday, November 21, the
Pinellas Park Fraternal Order of
Eagles #4250I will host a Treasures
and Trash Sale in the parking lot
of Steak 'n Shake, 4480 Park Street
N. in St. Petersburg from 8:30-4:30
p.m. Rent a space for $15 and bring
your own table and merchandise
to sell. All monies raised that day
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Paradise Lutheran Church
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traditional Thanksgiving dinner at
12 noon on Thursday, November 26
and everyone is invited. Take time to
celebrate, enjoy fellowship and give
thanks.
Paradise Lutheran is located at 10255
Paradise Boulevard. Reservations
are required. Call 360-5739 or
347-2272 no later than November


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Saturday 11/21
Tarot Reader, Jane Bath 12- 3pm
Check our WEBSITE for Classes/Events
www.templeofthelivinggod.org


Thanksgiving Dinner
at Trinity Nazarene
Trinity Nazarene Church at 1000 55
Street S. in Gulfport will serve their
annual Thanksgiving dinner with all
the trimmings on November 21 at
5 p.m. A donation of $7 for adults and
$2.50 for children will be appreciated.
Please RSVP to Janet at 328-9277.

Temple Beth-El
Sisterhood Game Day
Temple Beth-E1, 400 Pasadena
Avenue S., will hold a Game Day
on December 9. Play of bridge, mah
jongg and other games will begin at
10:30 a.m. with a break for lunch at
noon and then resume play. Door
prizes.
Call Jean Diamond at 360-5359
or Madeline Belkin at 381-8306.
Deadline for reservations is December
1.


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



Sunday Schoo 9:


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


Lake Maggiore Baptist Church
A Multi- Cultural, Congregational
Southern Baptist Church
Pastor Ronald R. Fluker
4100 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. S.
727-302-1674
email: LakeMaggiorell@knology.net
Single, Widowed, Divorced?
Join us on Sunday at 9:30 am for Bible Study &
Fellowship. Refreshments, Birthdays Celebrated
Sunday Morning:
Bible Study 9:30am. Worship Service 11am.
Sunday Evening:
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Thanksgiving Dinner
and Program
Thanksgiving is fast approaching
and Holy Name is again providing a
Thanksgiving Dinner for all Gulfport
residents to enjoy. The event will be
on Sunday, November 22. The menu
will include turkey and stuffing and
all the trimmings including desserts
and coffee. Beer and wine will also
be available. Tickets will be $7.50 for
adults and $3.50 for children under
12 years old.
St. Vincent de Paul Society will be
distributing Thanksgiving dinners
to Gulfport residents again this
year. Donate a food item such as can
vegetables and fruit, soups, instant
potatoes and stuffing or personal
items. Exchange for a raffle ticket to
win great prizes.
Please call Marjorie Hynish at
347-8611 for information or the
church office at 347-9989. First prize
will be a weekend at the Tradewinds
Resort on St. Pete Beach. Must be
registered to receive the prizes.
Dinner will be at the Maria Center at
Holy Name Church, 5800 15 Avenue
S. in Gulfport.






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Welcomes You
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Terrflc lbesday ............... 3:30-5:00 p.m.


Join Us For
SUNDAY SERVICES
Sunday 8am & 10am 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


St. Philip's Anglican Church
7865 66th St. N.
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
727-549-0400
The Rev. John H. Poole
Sunday School ........ 9am
Sunday Worship........ 10am
Wednesday:
Mass 11am & 7pm
Bible Study 11:30am & 7:30pm
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Traditional Serv. 10:30a
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Wednesday
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Sunday Worship
8:00 AM & 10:00AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM
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Join us this Sunday!

"When You Are Afraid"


9:00 am Direct Connection Contemporary Service
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10:00 am Classes for All Ages


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Total Body Turkey
Workout for Charity
The St. Petersburg-based St. Pete
Boot Camps will hold its free 2nd
Annual ( i'h.iil y Thanksgiving Boot
Camp Extravaganza" November 25
at 5:30 p.m. sharp on the beach side
of North Shore Park, 1120 North
Shore Drive NE. Unlike the usual
boot camp workouts, the theme of this
program is to burn as many calories
as possible for the participants in
order to enjoy their Thanksgiving
feast while raising the awareness
of giving a helping hand during the
holidays. Although this event is free
and open to the public participants
must bring a $10 gift card from a
supermarket, a non-perishable item
or donate to ASAP Homeless Services
as their "ticket" through the door.
This year the Thanksgiving boot
camp will raise food and monetary
resourcesfor ASAP Homeless Services
in St. Petersburg. Participants will
be encouraged to submit donations
online to support charitable relations
for the poor during the holidays. The
('h.inIly Thanksgiving Boot camp
is open to the public and welcomes
those who are new to the boot camp
environment to join in. For more
information, email physiquespt@
yahoo.com or call (727) 320-7952.



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Uncertainty Abounds
Over BCHS Site Plan
GULFPORT-Pending the city's
approval the Pinellas County School
Board will build a ball field and more
parking as part of its new site plan
for Boca Ciega High School. However,
the seven suited representatives who
arrived at Tuesday night's council
meeting didn't have enough answers
to satisfy council. Additionally, the
representatives had a different site
plan than the ones council and city
staff received from the school board
earlier in the day.
Councilman Sam Henderson
expressed concern about lighting a
ball field close to homes. School board
representatives said they had no
intention to light the new ball field
but could not promise that the school
board would not install lights at a
later date.
"We just want to be on the record,
we want someone from the Pinellas
County School Board say we agree
with you, we're not going to light he
ball park," Interim City Manager
Jim O'Reilly told the school board
representatives when they admitted
that if the school raised the money
they would approve lighting the ball
field.
Vice mayor Bob Worthington noted
that the school board plans put a ball
field in an area that was a swamp.
Worthington said he had concerns
that the clay infield would wash
away in heavy rains, but school board
officials said the ball field would have
a grass infield.
"Somehow I know you must believe
this deep in your heart but I just
don't," Worthington said.
"You need to do some core sampling.
You may be surprised. It's definitely
nothing to build a building on,"
Councilwoman Judy Ryerson said,
adding that she attended Boca Ciega
High School and knew from experience
the field would flood. At one point,
she said, the field had fill added over
quicksand.
Both Worthington and Henderson
said that they also had concerns
about relocating the Gulfport spur of
the Pinellas trail and creating a dark,
closed-in area that provided an ideal
place for crime.
The school board and Gulfport
city hall have copies of the site plan
available.


Third Saturday Art Walk
Celebrate the end of the dog days. Visit Gulfport's Third Saturday Art Walk
on November 21 from 6-10 p.m. Enjoy an autumn night while taking in Gulf-
port's authentic "Old Florida" atmosphere. Peruse the work of over 50 artists
and crafters, as well as authors, antique dealers and entertainers stretched
over a half-mile up and down scenic Beach Blvd. Unique art and gifts are avail-
able to jump-start your holiday shopping, or to treat yourself.
Star-gaze and people-watch while strolling under the lighted trees in this
seaside village. No chain stores, no malls, no parking meters; just small-town
charm.
Live entertainers, including Double M Band, Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues and the
Paul Anthony Band will be appearing at venues throughout the Village. And
don't miss free glass-blowing demonstrations by award-winning artist Owen
Pach at the Industrial Arts Center, also offering "Blow Your Own" mini-classes
in glass blowing.
Something special for the November 21st event will be a "Cooperative Art
Walk Extravaganza." Gulfport is working with St. Petersburg's newly opened
Flamingo Resort to bring you two Art Walks on one day. From 10 a.m. to 4
p.m., Studio Mares at the Flamingo Resort (4601 34th Street S. in St. Peters-
burg) will exhibit art from renowned local, American and international artists.
Displays will be set up surrounding the court yard of the resort, billed as the
largest GLBT resort in the Southeast. The fun continues with Gulfport's popu-
lar Art Walk from 6 to 10 p.m. In addition to the local artists and crafters set
up along Beach Blvd., an exhibit of art sponsored by Studio Mares will take
place at Gulfport's Peninsula Inn in the heart of the Waterfront Art District
during Art Walk hours. Water taxi rides will be available for participants to
travel back and forth from the resort to Gulfport for a nominal fee. For more
information about Studio Mares at the Flamingo Resort, contact Greg Powers
by email to nativebounty@yahoo.com.
Gulfport Art Walk takes place on the First Friday and Third Saturday of ev-
ery month, year-round. Parking is always free and free trolley rides are avail-
able from off-site parking areas, including nearby Catherine Hickman Theatre
and Gulfport Public Library. Pet and family friendly! Experience a unique
dining, shopping and cultural experience unlike any other. Once you discover
Gulfport, Tampa Bay's "best kept secret," you'll want to come back for more.
For information on many other Gulfport events, go to www.exploregulfport.
com, www.gulfportflorida.us, or www.gulfportma.com. The Gulfport Art Walk
and event recorded information line is 866-ART-WALK. Artists and vendors
interested in participating can find more information and download an appli-
cation at www.SuzieKing.com.


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Upham Project
Discussion Postponed
By Kate Bradshaw

ST. PETE BEACH The Beach
Stewardship Committee was due
to hold a meeting to discuss the
county's proposed plans for a beach
stabilization project that would start
in 2012 at the earliest.
The county hopes to start replacing
the beach's T-groins with more
effective mechanisms for holding in
the sand at Upham Beach in 2012
or 2013. The state will provide half
of the pi'1'.-. I's funding while the
Pinellas County Tourist Development
Council (bed tax) funds will cover the
other half.
Andy Squires, Assistant Director of
the Pinellas County Department of
Environmental Management, says
that permanent rock structures will
replace T-groins.
The county has proposed four
different options for doing this;
each had a different price as well
as a different impact on certain key
Upham Beach characteristics like
beach width and surf break.
Upham Beach, which had once been
one of the Gulf Coast's most popular
surf spots, lost much of its surf after
the T-groins were installed, to the
chagrin of local surfers.
City of St. Pete Beach Public Services
Director Stephen Hallock says that
there has been much public concern
over the issue.
The City of St. Pete Beach will hold
a Beach Stewardship meeting this
Monday, November 23, at 6:30 p.m. -
one week after its scheduled date and
time. Hallock says that the committee
will make its recommendations on
the project to the City Commission.
Stakeholder comments are due to the
county by November 24.
To view the county's presentation,
visit www.stpetebeach.org.

Soccer Coach Needed
Boca Ciega High School is seeking
a Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Coach
to begin immediately. The JV
season runs from November through
December. Please sendresumes to the
Heather Holloway, Athletic Director,
via email at hollowayh@pcsb.org.







South Pasadena Band
Holiday Concert
The South Pasadena Community
Band has announced that the annual
free holiday concert will be December
10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Boca Ciega
High School Auditorium.
"This is the most popular concert
in our season," said Musical Director
Max Millspaugh. The title of the
concert is "Happy Holidays". "This
year we have some newly published
arrangements that will include
Canadian Brass sounds, LeRoy
Anderson's "Sleigh Ride", the always
enjoyable "March of the Toys", and
from the pop charts of days gone by
"Baby It's Cold Outside", he said.
Mayor Kathleen Peters commented
that the Holidays are for friends, and
families. "We always look forward to
this concert because it brings out so
many of our neighbors and creates
such a festive atmosphere. We are
very pleased that we can share this
with the community. It is a highlight
of the year and the band is always
in top shape for the concert," she
concluded. "The music of the season
does lift everyone's spirit. This is our
gift to our citizens", the Mayor said.
Boca Ciega High School's new
auditorium is on the north side of
the school campus and it is handicap
accessible. Parking is available in
front of the school or in the parking
lot adjacent to the auditorium. People
will be on hand to direct arriving
patrons to parking and to the bus
unloading points. The concert is free.


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Gulfport Has New City Manager- Almost
GULFPORT-City Council voted unanimously to appoint Interim City
Manager Jim O'Reilly as the permanent city manager but could not come
to terms on how much money they would pay him should they fire him at
any point, rendering the vote to make O'Reilly the permanent city manager
temporarily powerless.
O'Reilly asked for two years pay if the city fired him, something some
councilmembers said asked too much of the city.
Councilwoman Judy Ryerson said the 24-month severance clause did not
bother her because if the city fired him for cause they would not have to pay
it. However, the two-page letter of employment did not stipulate that, saying
only that if the city fired O'Reilly it would have to pay out two years worth of
salary, roughly $216,000.
"This severance is not based on performance or cause," Councilwoman
Michele King said. "If for any reason at all if he was let go, he would get two
years of severance. If he embezzled a million dollars we would have to pay him
two years of severance... that's not right." King added that the contract should
have a performance standard.
Councilman Sam Henderson said that he had concerns about the 24-month
clause because a new council may not want O'Reilly to serve, for whatever
reason, and that the city would have to foot the bill.
"I can't do 24 months. I don't know where that puts us. It saddens me to say
that, but I can't accept the terms on behalf of the city," Henderson said.
Worthington said he understood the request for the severance because the
council can dismiss a city manager "at the whim of three" of the five council
members; council does not need to have cause to fire the city manager.
"If they want to fire the city manager... they just fire him. So I believe the 24
months is not out of the question. It gives him the ability where if he comes
in at the next meeting and they decide to fire him, he needs to have time to
get out there, find a job. I think it's only fair because he has no guarantees,
no protections under federal labor laws like everybody else has," Worthington
said.
City Council will meet Monday morning at 10 to continue negotiations.
Anyone can attend the meeting, held in council chambers.


City of South Pasadena Florida

NOTICE OF

GENERAL ELECTION AND

QUALIFYING PERIOD

The City of South Pasadena, Florida, will hold a municipal
election on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 for the election of
Mayor and two commissioners. Qualifying begins at 12:00
noon on November 24, 2009 and ends at 12:00 noon on
December 14,2009.

Candidates shall have been a resident of the city for one
year and shall be a duly qualified elector of the city.

For Further information, please call the
City Clerk's office at 727-347-4171







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Saturday, November 21st
lOam to 5pm

Fellowship Hall
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5313 27th Ave. S. Guliport
ARTISTS:
Jill Oldenski, Karen Colett Frank, Linda Dawson
Pat Lamb, Kya Belcher, Tim Belcher, Janet Fols
Eric Folsom, Judy Freeman, Amanda Byers,
Mary Sayers, Melissa Menzer, Norma Lewis, Trish Sande,
Nicole Gugliotti, Bonnie Duncan, Linda & Mark Bellino, Laura Parrish,
Mariann Yatsco, Meredith Wakefield, JoAnn Cureton
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Gfulfport Garden &
1 e Bird Club
They had a wonderful time at
Sacred Lands on the Anderson
Estate. Mr. Anderson gave a very
informative presentation and tour
to the 25 attendees.
Well, it's hard to believe, but it's
holiday time again. On that note,
Sarah Kelly has made special
arrangements with Backfin Blue
Cafe to host their Christmas
luncheon on December 10. There
are three entrees to choose from:
lump crab cake seasoned Maryland
style and basted with garlic infused
olive oil; Southern barbeque rubbed
salmon served with guacamole and
roasted corn salsa or special recipe
meatloaf. Entrees are served with
salad, rools, garlic mashedpotatoes,
vegetable garnish, dessert, soda,
coffee or tea. The $20 cost includes
tax and tip.
Reservations and checks must be
received by Monday, December 7.
Checks should be made out to the
Gulfport Garden and Bird Club
and sent to Barbara Dye. Please
indicate your entree choice on the
check.
This is also a time when they
remember residents at the Boca
Ciega Center. Bring your gift-
wrapped present to the luncheon
- indicate if it is for a man or a
woman. Gifts may include lotion,
small stuffed animals, stationery,
stamps, slippers, socks, candy, tee
shirts, deodorant, liquid bath soap,
large-print books, games, etc.
Please do not miss this festive
holiday gathering on December
10 at 12 noon at the Backfin Blue
Cafe, 2913 Beach Boulevard S. in
Gulfport. Send in your check right
away.


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The City of South Pasadena
is looking for two volunteers to
serve on the Firefighters' Pension
Board. Applications are available
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Clerk's office. For information, call
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Dr. Peter Berry, educator/Princi-
pal: "Yes, I look at the criminal jus-
tice system in two lights; it's their job
to dole out appropriate punishment
to fit the crime. If they're trying to set
an example by saying these crimes fit
the criteria for life imprisonment, es-
pecially for juveniles, then there has
to be an appeals process in place to
help overturn individual cases. I have
faith in our judicial system; I ap-
plaud it, but as an educator, I think
we can't discount the opportunity for
a child to reform. You can't throw
the baby out with the bath water.
We should be at the point of trying
to teach people, especially juveniles
about the circumstances of their ac-
tions if they commit a crime. Even
murderers have a chance at parole.
If the sentence is life without parole
for a crime that wasn't murder, then
I think that is a bit cruel. But there
are always unknown circumstances.
A judge is intelligent and he allows
prosecutors to build their case, based
on evidence. A major factor that a
judge should consider is that a juve-
nile doesn't have the legal capacity
to serve as an adult. They can't vote;
some can't even drive yet. If a case
has mitigating circumstances, like
a violent assault, the judge has to
weigh the safety of the public against
the content of the crime, regardless
of the age."


Pauline Larbalestrier, St. Pete:
"I think it's wrong because they're
too young to go to an adult prison. A
sentence for life is very cruel, espe-
cially without the chance at parole.
Putting them in prison with adults
will only turn them into better of-
fenders, not better people. There
are some really bad people in prison
who have done a lot worse, including
murder. If they are offenders, they
should go to juvenile jail, where they
might at least get a chance at re-
habilitation. Then when they're old
enough, they should be re-evaluated
and if they can't seem to be rehabili-
tated then they should go to adult
prison. But life without parole is just
wrong; what does that do for a child?
Certain factors should be looked at
like, do they need psychiatric help?
How was their childhood? Could
they have been a better kid with the
proper help? Even if the crimes are
really bad, if they're in prison for life,
there's no chance for help for them.
They need help, just don't put them
away and throw away the key. A lot
of these young criminals just run the
streets unsupervised, just looking for
trouble. If we can reach them young,
we might be able to keep them safe
down the road. I do feel bad for the
victims, but I just don't think that
prison for life is the answer for a
kid."


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Derrick Clark, Stetson law
student: "Absent murder, to be
sent to life in prison without parole
is extremely harsh especially for
a juvenile offender. However, I do
feel that there can be exceptions
and should be reviewed on a
case by case basis. The offender's
background, mental state, and
family dynamic should all be taken
into consideration in the evaluation.
As a hard and fast rule, I don't think
that life without parole should be
liberally implemented. The goal of
a sentence should be to rehabilitate
an individual. Some people who
commit crimes still have a lot to
offer and with the proper tools can
become contributing members of
society. Everyone has the potential
to grow and change. Our society has
free will, which means we have to be
a society that has compassion. The
remedy of sending a kid away for life
is just not judicially proficient. It's
a quick fix; we'll never know what
we could have gotten from that kid
if they had the opportunity to get
help."



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Letters
Another Quirky Old Guy
Dear Editor: I guess I must be
another uneducated quirky old guy
who enjoys Bill Northrop's master-
pieces. In fact, I first read his column
when my quirky sister-in-law mailed
it to me and I forwarded it to all my
friends who have similar quirky
views.
After years of reading opinions
expressed in headlines on the front
pages of the local newspapers, it is in-
teresting to read the other view on is-
sues, even if I have to search through
the middle of a free publication to find
it. Keep up the good work and thank
you.
John Orlandella


Keep an Open Mind
Dear Editor: I would like to
commend Mr. Northrop for his
most recent columns on our educa-
tional system and the attack on our
soldiers at Fort Hood. I do not
presume to speak for anyone in
Gulfport but it needs to be known
that there are many of us here who
fully support what he says and his
right to say it. Isn't this the Amer-
ican way all views need to be
respected and welcomed. If we keep
an open mind maybe we might even
learn something!
V. Rauckinas


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Time for Memories
For the holiday season members of
the Treasure Island Art Guild have
a colorful show at the Community
Center, ongoing until December
31. Today we introduce the works
of Lynn Carhart, Bruce Fallender
and Helen Mullins, saving those of
Louise Garriques and Rita Gould
for next time.
Newcomer Lynn Carhart, retired
educator from New Jersey, offers
her eclectic water media pieces for
our enjoyment. Particularly invit-
ing is her "Lazy Daze," a soft land-
scape painted entirely in grays,
the sky, mountains and lake, with
a tiny, white-sailed boat in the dis-
tance.
Bruce Fallender, award-winning
artist, shares four of his intrigu-
ing abstract works. His color-
ful watercolor, "Dance of the Sun
God" demands attention. Flaming
hot reds ease into golds, then fade
into shades of lovely cool blues, all
filtered through lacy patterns of
white.
Helen Mullins' oil, "Florida Fif-
ties," shows us a '57 Chevy at an
open air Florida welcome center
that seems to have grown around a
majestic palm tree. Helen's vibrant
colors and careful detail, such as
the puddles from an afternoon
shower, inspire a warm feeling of
'Welcome Home.'
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so you can enjoy some early Christ-
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Teens, from front page
with as many as 25 to 30 teens
showing up at the door. According to
Rec Center Director John Lapham,
more are joining every week mostly
after hearing from their friends
about how much fun they have
there. Dues are a modest $2.00 for
Gulfport residents and $20.00 for
non- residents.
"We offer a safe, fun environment
for the kids to hang out in," Lapham
said. "We stress respect for others
and for the counselors, who take the
time to talk to the kids if they have
problems or questions."
The Rec Center facilities offer
the teens use of a large room with
a comfy couch and chairs, a TV,
a small kitchen and game tables.
The basketball courts are next
door, where the kids play hoops
and other ball games. One student,
Cesar Lopez, brought his guitar
with a small amp and the strains
of Iron Butterfly's In-A-Godda-Da-
Vida could be heard throughout the
Center. The fact that his parents
might not have been born yet when
the song first came out in 1968 had
absolutely no bearing on his ability
to play a pretty respectable version
Rec Center Counselor Jared
D'Alessio, a teacher as well, thinks
the Teen Night is a great alternative
to having the kids home alone or just
hanging out.
"We have so much for these kids to
do here; we have a Wii game hooked
up to a large flat screen TV, a pool
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can go to the gym next door (there's
direct access from the game room)
and shoot hoops, if they want."
The gym is also the place for
one of the kid's favorite activities;
dodge-ball. These guys are serious
competitors. Almost everyone, even
the girls, gets in the game and the
throws those kids send across the
court are definitely not for sissies.
They're hard hitting and physical;
just what teenagers need to expend
some of that nervous energy they're
so known for.
"This is definitely their favorite
game here," D'Alessio said laughing.
"They get to get out a lot of aggression
and just pummel one another,
but the ball is so soft, nobody gets
hurt!"
The Teen Night program also
has a Lock-In three times a year,
where the teens go on a field trip,
like bowling or batting cages, then
come back to the Center and cook
dinner in the small kitchen. After
that, they set up camp on the game
room floor with sleeping bags and


basically have an all night pajama
party. The doors are locked; (no one
goes in or out) and the kids and their
counselors have the opportunity to
address issues, get advice or just try
to beat Rec Center counselor Justin
Shea at ping-pong. Shea is a music
student at St Pete College, but calls
his Rec Center job his calling.
"I'm actually happy to come to work
here," he said, smiling at a few of the
kids sitting on the sofa, playing Wii
games. "I feel so close to these kids
and this is such a great alternative
for them to have a place like this.
Instead of sitting around a mall or
the house, they come here and have
positive social interactions. And they
genuinely like each other."
While that may not sound unusual
to some, the fact is these kids'
ages range from 11 to 17, yet they
all relate to one another in a kind,
thoughtful way, atypical for most
teenagers. And that's a good thing.
Anyone interested in coming to
Teen Night can call the Gulfport Rec
Center for more information at 727-
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Events to Benefit
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Gulfport- Gulfport will be a hub of fun
and charitable activity on Saturday,
November 28. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
the second annual SHOP MOM AND
POP will offer the work of vendors
displaying and selling local art, crafts,
jewelry, clothing, home d6cor and
more. Booths will line scenic Beach
Blvd. in Gulfport's colorful waterfront
Arts District. Gulfport's own unique
shops, boutiques, galleries and
restaurants will be decorated for
the holidays and ready to offer their
friendly, small-town charm. This is a


special opportunity on the Saturday
after Thanksgiving to avoid malls,
chain stores and parking meters.
Instead, why not support local shops,
artists and vendors who are offering
one-of-a-kind gifts you won't find
anywhere else?
During SHOP MOM AND POP,
collection boxes for our American
troops stationed overseas will be
located at Domain Food & Spirits on
the corner of Beach and Shore Blvds.,
as well as Gulfport On The Rocks,
across from the Pier on Shore Blvd.
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magazines, DVD's, etc. No cans or
glass, please. Vendor fees from this
event will be used to ship donated
items to the troops. This is a free event.
For more information on SHOP MOM
AND POP, go to www.GulfportMA.
com or call 727-322-5217.
The Peninsula Inn & Spa located
at 2937 Beach Blvd. is hosting
its own benefit on the evening of
Saturday, November 28 from 7:30 to
11 p.m. CASINO NIGHT will feature
professional dealers at tables of black
jack, roulette, craps and poker. A
nominal fee will be charged for "play"
chips, and a portion of proceeds will
benefit needy families in Gulfport.
Participants are also encouraged to
bring donations of non-perishable
food, toiletries and new or gently-
used clothing to be distributed to the
families. At 8 p.m. a fashion show
featuring the latest designs from
Gulfport's own Bo-Tiki will be a part
of the evening's entertainment. And a
wine tasting featuring vintages from
the Karadeci Group will be offered.
The Peninsula Inn & Spa offers casual
dining indoors or on the verandah at
Isabelle's, offering new American and
Southern favorites. And Tampa Bay's
top Zagat-ratedrestaurant, Six Tables,
is the Inn's elegant and delicious fine
dining experience. An extensive wine
list and full bar are available at the
Inn. For more information, call (727)
346-9800 or go to www.innspa.net.
For more information on Gulfport
and its full calendar of activities and
events, go to www.GulfportMA.com
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1 Department of
Labor div.
5 Dazed
9 Stock unit
14 Noah's son
15 Bailiwick
16 Psychic's tool
17 Singer J. J.
18 Pirate Hall of Famer
20 Unprincipled
22 Ship's backbone
23 Schiller's
to Joy"
24 Part of AARP
26 Pink, for one
28 Labor leader Chavez
30"Stalag 17" role
34 Paul's pal
37 Ed Norton's wear
39 Mozart serenade
start
40 Stravinsky ballet
41 Illinois Benedictine
College site
42 Cleopatra's
handmaiden
43 Grandeur
44 "Zip Doo Dah"
45 Till bill


46 Elevator alternative
48 Palindromic
principle
50 Nashville-to-
Knoxville direction
52 Highway hazard
56 Auto club letters
59 Haberdashery items
61 Changed direction
62 "Happy Days" treat
65 Hindrance
66 Invalidate
67 Regatta sight
68 Pueblo room
69 Calvin, of the links
70 Greek Discordia
71 North Sea feeder

DOWN

1 Novelist Hijuelos
2 Disgrace
3 Spartacus, e.g.
4 Don McLean hit
5 Florida resort
6 Psychic Geller
7 Subservient
8 "Psycho" motel
9 Potsdam man
10 Nag's nosh
11 New Yorker
cartoonist


12 Spire topper
13To be, to Henri
19 Link
21 Trojan War god
25 Ike's father
27 Baker's promise?
29 Bowling button
31 Joan of art
32 Gray's subj.
33 -majeste
34 Chumps
35 Elvis's "
Stung"
36 Linda, CA
38 Retire
41 Rudd
Weatherwax's
trainee
45 Group of badgers
47 Crib item
49 Wouk works
51 Laconic
53 Bird
54 Split
55 "Wuthering
Heights" character
56 Pronto
57 Clearasil's target
58 First-rate
60 Practice pugilism
63 Diamond decision
64Sundial time


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SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Try
not to be petty. Judging people
takes too much time, and it makes
you miserable in the end. Be loving.
Let the small stuff go. You probably
won't get the respect you deserve
from everyone early in the week, but
if you stay upbeat, the difference will
be more than made up by the end of
the week.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21). The difference between trash
and treasure is often both subtle
and highly personal. You'll become
attuned to the objects, people and
other dynamics that hold meaning
for you. Recognizing what you value,
you'll be inclined to let go of what
you don't. Saturday is an excellent
time to shed the dead weight.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
You're on a quest, and it feels like
the galaxy is depending on you to
get this one right. A personal change
is part of the adventure. Breaking
out of a mold was a problem for Han
Solo, but thankfully, you haven't
been cryonically frozen. You can do
it, more easily if you have a friend
who can help you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
You loaded up your proverbial plate
with plenty, but now that you've
had a few filling bites, you realize
that it's all a bit much. A serious
administrative session will help you
get things into perspective. Prioritize
your goals, and schedule the time
needed to achieve them. A few hours
of planning will rock your world.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).
The golf course appears to be an
unbroken, solid sweep of green, but
in fact, each blade of grass twists and
bends in its own particular way. So
it is with the people in your life. Up
close, they are real characters, each
with his or her own funny quirks. It's
nothing to try to control. Just enjoy
the collective effect.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Even
if you find it easy to be emotionally
close to others, you may find


yourself backing off a bit now or
wondering whether you can depend
on someone. Choose self-sufficiency
whenever possible this week. It's
most important to know whether you
can depend on yourself. From there,
closeness with others is richer.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If
you've been granted the wisdom to
recognize what you can't change,
then you already realize how futile it
is to try to get anyone to do what he
or she doesn't want to do. Move past
it. Make other arrangements. Be
happy that everyone has a different
style. Your joy will attract an even
better arrangement.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll
get one of those so-called "nice
problems to have," which probably
includes choosing between two
pleasant alternatives. Whether
it's sorting out a trip abroad,
maneuvering lifestyle upgrades or
picking a name for your new family
addition, life is full of win-wins. A
Leo will be instrumental in your
decision-making.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Take
charge of your inner vocabulary.
When you talk to yourself about
yourself, use the right words. You
are not hasty, just spontaneous.
And when you feel hesitant, it's not
because you are timid, but because
you are cautious and gentle. A
conscious shift in perception will
make you feel like the winner you
really are.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll
be busy. Probably too busy. But
instead of trying to stave off the
aggravation, expense and fatigue of
living your lifestyle, fling yourself
into it full force with everything
you've got. Living passionately is
your forte, and you attract amazing
luck by doing so. Plus, by the end of
the week, you'll have a great story
to tell.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Basic
physics tells us that a body at
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body in motion tends to remain in
motion. You use the principle to
your advantage. It's easy for you
to exercise daily and keep several
projects in motion at once. You'll be
the busy person everyone wants to
engage in one way or another.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll
get some raised eyebrows this week
-- so unlike you. Good. Being silly
and weird is fortifying for your soul.
If you are really having fun, chances
are you're also behaving in a way
that is not socially acceptable to
some. Do as the French say -- epater
le bourgeois, loosely meaning "shock
the middle-class."
This Week's Birthdays: The year
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with creative opportunities. A
project you've put your heart into
gets public praise in December.
February seals a deal. March has a
cozy, romantic feel until the end of
the month, when you'll be traveling
outside your comfort zone -- an
exhilarating ride! A financial risk
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our own. Gina Burke is beginning
her battle against breast cancer but
she is not alone. Help us raise her
family's spirits as we raise money
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Salon M at 2820 Beach Boulevard
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Escape to the 1950s at Gulfport's

Citywide Garage Sale
By Cathy Salustri

I want a train case and Sunbeam Mixmaster and I
believe that the Gulfport citywide garage sale may
be just the place to get it. At least, that's what I
want to believe as I started trolling the streets last
Saturday.
I've wanted an old Mixmaster forever. Years ago I
got my Sunbeam, and even though it's made by the
same company that made the original, it isn't the
same. I was doing fine without a train case-let's
face it, this isn't the most practical piece of luggage
when you're trying to stuff a weekend's worth of crap in it so you don't have to
check a bag-until I saw a scene from 1934's The Thin Man. Myrna Loy had a
delicious little train case and her little dog, Asta, and I wanted one, too. I already
have the little dog, so the only thing left to get is the train case.
Since the train case fell out of vogue quite a few years ago, I can only hope that
I'll find one at the citywide sale. One
of our other reporters, Kate, vows to
keep her eyes open for a Mixmaster
and a train case at the beach garage

open for retro nautical or old Tiki
things so she can decorate her new
Sunset Beach apartment. But first I
want a train case.
"They're in everyone's attics," one
very nice lady who sells me an iron
for a dollar says when I ask if she
happens to have one. "They'll all end
up at garage sales when we die."
I think I've hit the jackpot when
I..S I see not one but two carport sales
G"i cin Town Shores-surely someone
in this 55-and-over condominium
extravaganza has a train case for
sale-but leave empty-handed. I
remind myself that "55 and older" is a far cry from "retirement home for people
who can no longer travel."
In my quest for the train case I make a quick decision not to get Kate a funky
brown mug in the shape of a white-bearded sailor. The man on the mug looks
like a cross between the Gorton's fisherman and the dead guy from I Know What
You Did Last Summer. I regret not buying this as soon as I realize there exists
in Gulfport a shortage of train cases, old Mixmasters, and d6cor that looks as
though it came straight from Trade Vic's.
I spend the morning driving around Gulfport and I realize three things: one, in a
Gulfport-sized city, a bicycle, scooter, or your own feet are probably a better way
to get around garage sales and two, I am very easily distracted.
The best deals of the day came not from garage sales but Sophie's Attic, the
church thrift store on 28th Street. There I find an old wok ($5), two cordial
glasses, circa nineteen sixty-something (50 cents for the pair) and-wait, what's
that under the suits? Could it be? It IS. It's a train case. It's beat all to hell,
has burns in the lining and is missing a mirror, but it's a train case. For two
dollars.
Of course, there was no Mixmaster anywhere that I could see, and if anyone out
there has a train case they don't want, feel free to drop it by The Gabber, but the
sale, as usual, had some great finds. I have no idea how Kate did, but I failed her
miserably. I did get her a little bottle with sand and a plastic sword in it, but my
mind keeps going back to that mug at Town Shores.


Holiday Hoopla Needs
Vendors and Sponsors
GULFPORT-The Gulfport
Merchants association presents the
first annual Holiday Hoopla! The
event will take place on Beach Blvd.
in Gulfport from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
on December 5. A portion of the
proceeds from the event will benefit
Operation Santa and Gulfport
families in need.
Holiday Hoopla is a celebration
of arts, crafts, foods, live music and
roving holiday characters set in a
waterfront atmosphere amid bright,
twinkling, colorful lights, and
Santa Claus. No running around
to different stores or wandering
through acres of mall space, shopping
can be done at a leisurely pace while
finding unique items. Featuring art,
crafts, jewelry, clothing, glass, wood,
music, photography, toys, Christmas
d6cor, and much more makes this
a gift buyer's delight. The event
will also feature holiday-themed
music, holiday carolers, dance
performances, and roving street
performers. Downtown restaurants,
pubs, and cafes will be open during
the festivities.
The Gulfport Merchants Association
is seeking vendors and sponsors
for this holiday themed event. To
download the application, please
visit http://suzieking.com/.


Town Shores
Golf Outing
The December Golf Scramble will
be held on Saturday, December 12.
All residents, owners and renters
and guests are invited. Again, they
will play at Terra Ceia Bay Country
Club in Palmetto. If you need to be
paired in a foursome please contact a
committee member. If you have your
foursome set, just call in the names.
The price is $35 and includes 18 holes
of golf, cart, lunch, beverages and
prizes. Registration will be at 8 a.m.
with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
Make checks out to Terra Ceia and
reserve your team now. All money
must be in by Monday, December
7. Call Gene Marckini at 345-4483,
Lew Lamb at 343-3046, Chet Halgas
at 384-2093 or Jim Walters at
343-0459.


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Suncoast AIDS
Theatre Project
The Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project
is proud to present "Love! Valour!
Compassion!", a staged reading
in honor of World AIDS Day on
Tuesday, December 1 at 7 p.m. at
The Studio @ 620, 620 First Avenue
S. in St. Petersburg. Doors open at
6:30, curtain time is 7 p.m. Admission
is "Pay What You Can" with all
proceeds benefiting Metro Charities
and Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project,
organizations that provide services
to people with AIDS.
Winner of the 1995 Tony Award
for Best Play, Terrance McNally's
"Love! Valour! Compassion!" is a
big, generous, haunted comedy that
is both very funny and filled with
intimations of time's passage, of
loss and death. Set in and around
a beautiful Dutchess County
farmhouse, eight gay men hash out
their passions, resentments and
fears over the course of three summer
weekends. In this beautifully written
work, McNally presents humbling
evidence of what human love is and
can be.
"Love! Valour! Compassion!" will
feature professional performers
from the community including Jorge
Acosta and Eric Davis, all of whom
are donating their time and talents
for the event. This one night only
staged reading is not to be missed.
The mission of The Suncoast AIDS
Theatre Project is to raise awareness,
provide assistance, and perpetuate a
life of dignity for those affected and
infected by HIV and AIDS.
For further information contact The
Studio @ 620 at 727-895-6620. To
learn more about The Suncoast AIDS
Theatre Project contact Garry Allan
Breul, Artistic Director at 941-758-
6399 or garallan@msn.com.

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


Worthington, from front page

Stepping down from
council doesn't mean Filing As of November 17
Worthington will take
a lesser role in his other The following residents have filed their
city-specific activities. Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and
He says he still intends Designation of Campaign Depository for
to work with CERT and the upcoming March 9, 2010 Municipal
other city efforts. He said Election. Jennifer Salmon, Ward III; and
that his time on council Stanley Solomons, Ward I. Qualifying began
helped him appreciate November 7, and ends December 14 at
Gulport. noon.
"I do appreciate being
on council and working
with the people. I appreciate all the conferences and all the knowledge that
I've gained; I've gained a tremendous amount of knowledge on environmental
issues and other issues that affect Gulfport directly. I appreciate the citizens
of Gulfport in that they supported me in letting me do all these things,"
Worthington said.
Who would he like to see take his place? He wouldn't name a specific person,
but said he wanted to see someone run who would put residents first.
"I'd like to see a person who can come in without their own agenda or without
a politically backed agenda," Worthington said. He elaborated by explaining
he's been disturbed by the recent trend of candidates to accept money from the
Republican and Democratic parties for local nonpartisan elections.
"These parties give not only funds but they're doing in-kind type work that
you can't put a dollar on, like telephone solicitation and mail-outs. They're
talking the hometown away from it. I think that's wrong," Worthington said.
He says that Gulfport should be about Gulfport and not partisan issues. A
councilmember should listen to the people, not lobbyists, he added.
"I think the thing I'm probably the most proud of is that I've been my own
person. I've listened to the people. I've tried to help everybody in Gulfport in
any way I could whether they lived in my ward or not," Worthington said.



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SLeisure



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


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Yoga Class Relocates: The Senior
Center Yoga Class will relocate to the
Gulfport Casino starting Wed. Nov. 18
at 1:30pm. Free but must be a registered
Senior Center member.
Fitness Center: Come try our new
fully equipped Fitness Center every
weekday, 8am-4pm and Tues. & Thurs.
8am-7pm. Must be a registered Senior
Center member and at least 50 yrs. old.
Registration/small fee required. Call for
more info.
Luminaries on Sale at Senior Center:
The Senior Center will join the City of
Gulfport in celebrating the holidays.
Luminaries will be placedin ( '-. 'ri i' Park
during the Holiday Tree Lighting on Mon.
Nov. 30 at 7pm. You can designate your
luminary in one of three ways: In Honor
of, In Memory of, or Holidays Greetings
from-a dear loved one, friend or business.
A program listing those honored will be
available at the tree lighting. Luminaries
are $2 each and can be purchased at the
Senior Center no later than Mon. Nov.
23. Make checks payable to the Gulfport
Senior Center Foundation. All proceeds
benefit the Foundation.
A Weekend Wonderland Fundraiser
(Friday): Admission ($5) for the
Senior Center's Weekend Wonderland
Fundraiser on Fri. Dec. 4, 5-9pm includes
one ticket for an opportunity to win the
grand prize of a 3 1 i. night stay at
the Tradewinds Resort Hotel at St. Pete
Beach. The event also includes live/silent
auctions with many exciting items such as
Disney & Starlite Dinner Cruise passes,
art work, restaurant gift cards, etc.


Must be present to win the live auction.
All proceeds benefit the Senior Center
Foundation. Come join the fun!
A Weekend Wonderland Fundraiser
(Saturday): Mark your calendar for Sat.
Dec. 5th from 9am to 2pm for the Senior
Center Flea Market and Better Boutique
Shop. No entry ticket required. Low cost
breakfast & lunch available. All proceeds
benefit the Senior Center Foundation.
Donations Needed: Donations of new
or gently used items with the exception
of clothing are gladly accepted for our
Weekend Wonderland Fundraiser.
Computer Classes: One-on-one training
sessions are available at no cost. Call for
an appointment.
Diabetic Education Classes: Mon. Nov.
23 & Dec. 14 at 10am.

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES:

AARP Driving Classes: are held on the
first two Tuesdays of every month from
1-4pm. Call 867-7888 to register and fee
info.
Wii Bowling: Daytime Wii Bowling
has been so successful we are offering
two evenings (Tues. Dec. 1 & Dec. 15)
at 6:30pm. Stetson students will be
here to show you how easy it is! Fun is
guaranteed!
Movie of the Month: Come join us
for the Movie Yentl on Mon. Nov. 23 at
12:45pm. Oscar winning musical stars
Barbra Streisand.
Thanksgiving Dinner Party: Sorry,
there are no more tickets for the Senior
Center's annual Thanksgiving Dinner
Party that will be held on Tues. Nov. 24
at 11:30am.


* Gulfport Library


or 893-2237
Presentation: Keep it Safe.
Seniors!: National Foundation for Debt
Management will offer a specialized
program to help meet the unique financial
challenges of elderly citizens on Wed. Dec.
2 at 10:30am in the Hickman Theater.
About 30 Senior Centers throughout
Florida will host the Keep It Safe for
Seniors program. Refreshments provided.
Please call to RSVP.
Presentation on Medicare Part D:
Wed. Dec. 9 at 1pm
Holiday Concert by the Love Notes:
on Tues. Dec. 15 at 2pm. Free. Please
call to let us know you plan to attend.
Refreshments provided.
Holiday Night Light Tour: Gulfport
seniors are invited to participate in our
holiday night light tour of Gulfport on
Tues. Dec. 15 at 6:30pm. Call now to
make your reservation.
Holiday Dinner Party: Tickets ($5)
are now available for our annual Holiday
Dinner Party on Wed. Dec. 23 at 11am.
Seating is limited.
Bone Strengthening Exercise: Wed. at
11:15am
Chair Yoga: Wed. at 3:45pm (sponsored
by Aetna)
Live Chat Room: Fri. at 2pm
Si. Ii.... ;.1- relocating to the Library)

Ongoing Support Groups:
Diabetic Support (1st & 3rd Mon. at
10am)
Hearing Support (1st & 3rd Mon at
2pm)
Vision Support (2nd & 4th Mon at 2pm)
Caregiver Support, Wed. 2pm


5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074


Gulfport Creative Short Story Writ-
ers: Every Wednesday, 10:00 am.
One-on-One Computer Instruction:
By appointment only--contact Alex Hooks
at the Reference Desk, or call 893-1073.
Art Exhibit: Pastels by Paul Nucci.
Through November 25.
"Grandma Reads Stories at the Li-
brary!": Saturdays in November, 11:30
am.
Coffee/Talk: Thursday, November 19,
10:00 am. Discussion of The Book Thief,
by Markus Zusak. Books and discussion
guides available at the Reference Desk.
Coffee/Talk Movie: "Into the Arms of
Strangers: Stories of the Kindertrans-
port" (Warner, 2000). Thursday, No-


vember 19, 1:30 pm. Oscar-winning
documentary about Jewish children
transported to Britain to escape the Ho-
locaust, narrated by Dame Judi Densch.
(2 hours)
The G & O Book Club: Saturday, No-
vember 21, 1:30 pm. A philosophical dis-
cussion group based on the works of G. I.
Gurdjieff and philosopher P. D. Ouspen-
sky.
Crafts Club for All Ages: Saturday,
November 21, 2:00 pm. Presented by Pat
Brinkley.
Short Stories Study Group: Monday,
November 23, 1:00 pm. Presented by lo-
cal chapter, Brandeis University Wom-
en.


Genealogy Discussion Group: Satur-
day, November 28, 1:00 pm.
Testing for 2010 Census Jobs: Tues-
days through February, 3:00-6:00 pm.
FMI: go online at www.2010censusjobs.
gov or call toll-free: 1-866-861-2010.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs and
meetings are held in
The Frances Purdy Friends Room
Open Monday-Friday: 10 am 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am -4 pm
All meetings and programs are free and
open to the public
Programs and dates are subject to change
For more information, call: 893-1074,


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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 F 'ii1. i 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

* Cane Self Defense Class-Mon.,
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Call Mike at 320-5035
* NEW CLASS Starts 12/2 Dog
Obedience Wed., 6:30 p.m. Call
Lisa at 772-3631.
* Fencing Wed., 4:30 & 5:30 p.m.
Call Jim Campoli at 813-855-3112.
* Gymnastics Fri., 5:30 p.m.
Call Barbara at 804-9400.
* Karate Mon. & Fri., 6:30 p.m.
Call Diane at 459-1399.
* LAST DRAG smoking cessation
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workshop Tues. 6:30-8:30pm
Call Betty at 727-642-6049
* 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
Call Judith at 328-7490.
* Yoga Thurs.., 6:30 p.m.
Call Maureen at 381-2166


Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-1070
Overeaters Anonymous: Sun.
6:30pm
Dog Obedience Training: Wed.
(beg. 12/2), 6-7pm, Adult dogs
6mos.+. $75 (6-weeks). Pre-reg-
istration only. Lisa 772-3631



GULFPORT
CASINO
BALLROOM

5500 Shore Blvd. So.
893-1070
SPECIAL EVENTS
BALLROOM DANCE PARTY
Fri., Nov. 20
7-10pm, $10
Ballroom Dancers
Seeking Dance Partners
Info 727-374-3881
PRE-THANKSGIVING SWING
DANCE BASH
"STEVE ARVEY BAND"
Wed., Nov. 25
6-11pm, $10

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

6:30-10:30pm-Argentine Tango $7
6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-8:30 Practice,
8:30-10:30pm Milonga

Every Wednesday
6 11pm- Swing Dance $7
6-8 Lessons, 8-11 pm Swing Dance

Thursday, Nov. 12 & 19
7-10pm-Salsa
7-8:30 Lessons,8:30-10 Dance $7


HICKMAN
THEATER
OF GULFPORT

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

The Moxy Women
Concert Series

LEGENDARY WOMEN
OF SONG

Sat., Nov. 21
Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets $25 online
moxywomen.com or
$20 at Domain
727-345-9622 info







Local Obituaries


CLARK, JOHN ALLEN, formerly
of Gulfport, passed away Nov. 1,
2009. Memorial donations may
be sent to Briarwood Resident
Assistance Fund, 65 Briarwood
Circle, Worcester, MA 01606.

DAHLSTROM,
WILLIAM L.
"BILL", 76, of St.
Petersburg, died
Friday, Nov. 6, 2009,
athomeunderHospice
care. Bill was born in
Tampa. He was a U.S. Armyveteran,
having served as a Paratrooper.
Bill was a station manager for the
U.S. Postal Service and was acting
postmaster at Bradenton Beach
prior to his retirement in 1989. He
was a Lutheran and a member of the
Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing
and shooting pool. Bill was a huge
fan of the Bucs, Gators and Rays,
loved riding his Harley, and doing
crossword puzzles. He loved to do
woodworking, having done many
projects at his home. Bill was a
member of the VFW Post 273, the
American Legion, Amvets and the
Elks. He was preceded in death by
his parents, Lea & El Dahlstrom,
sister and brother-in-law Lorraine
& Carl Hudson, and brother Robert
Dahlstrom. He is survived by his
loving wife, Mary Dahlstrom,
sons David E. Zalewski and Linda
Anderson of St. Petersburg and
Michael and Michelle Zalewski,
granddaughters, Marissa M.
Carrigan (Morris) and Michaela
M. Zalewski (Tater), of Seminole;
sister-in-law, Lois Dahlstrom of St.
Petersburg and sister-in-law and
brother-in-law, Dolores andLawrence


Delmont, brother-in-law Paul Husen
all of Michigan and several nieces
and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the
family has requested donations be
made to either Suncoast Hospice,
Gulfcoast Oncology or Moffitt
Cancer Center. Visit the family's
personalized online Guestbook at
www.AndersonMcQueen.com.

PRICE, DONALD HOLMES,
JR., 52, of Gulfport, passed away
November 7, 2009. Survived by his
wife Susan Vinson Price; sisters,
Susan Conry, Nancy Denicourt;
brothers, Tom Price, Gary Price,
Roger Price, Mike Price, and Paul
Price. Celebration of Life Gathering
4 p.m. Sunday, November 15, 2009
at Ft. Desoto Park.

ROBERTS, PHYLLIS E., 95, of
Gulfport, died Nov. 6, 2009. Preceded
in death by her husband. Survived
by her daughter, Alice (Doug) Janish
and grandson, Jeff Janish. NCS
Clearwater, 727-536-0494.

In Loving Memory of


DANA MUELLER
3/9/64- 11/15/09
Brother of Alexander Ivaska, not
blood but always family of Steve,
Donna and Shelly, good friend to
Blueberry Patch. Will be missed but
never forgotten.


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Hearing to Discuss
City Lawsuits
ST. PETE BEACH More than two
weeks after a mediator declared
an impasse in the mediation talks
between the City Commission, a
citizens' group and the the two
residents who filed suit against
them in 2005, the public will finally
be able to have their say.
Thursday morning (November 19)
the commission will hold a public
hearing to discuss proposedproposed
changes to the city's comprehensive
plan that would serve as a settlement
among the three parties.
If the commission subsequently
authorizes the mayor to enter into
a settlement agreement with the
parties the amendments would then
go to the Planning Board.
But there has yet to be an agreement
between the parties as to what is in
the settlement.
"The amendment going to the
Planning Board includes the items
included in the last settlement
proposals," said City Manager Mike
Bonfield in an email. "If there is no
settlement agreement in place, the
City Commission will decide at their
11/30 if that amendment will still
move forward. The majority of the
issues are clarifications or inclusions
of items currently only covered in
our Land Development Code."
Bonfield added that the proposed
amendments to the plan would not
contain any major alterations.
"We believe the only two significant
changes to what was adopted by the


voters is the formation of a 'Bridge
to the Future Committee" 'to look
at community aesthetics and review
larger scale development," he said.
"The other amendment being
considered is the annual update to
our Capital Improvements Element.
This is a State requirement for all
local governments. It only includes
the portion of the City Capital
Improvement Program budget that
meets the State definition."
On Monday the City Commission
met to discuss whether or not to
accept the latest counter-proposal,
which citizen group Save Our
Little Village (a named party in


the lawsuit) and the plaintiffs have
reportedly accepted.
The city had rejected the previous
proposed agreement, Ken Weiss,
attorney for the plaintiffs, said,
and then submitted its own counter
proposal.
"We accepted the counter proposal
submitted by the city with very
minor changes and SOLV
signed it as well," he said.
At a meeting Monday, the city
rejected this.
Thursday's hearing takes place at
9am, and will include a session for
public testimony.


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City of Gulfport's 2007
Holiday Decorations Contest
Application Form
The thought behind the Holiday Decorations Contest is to
brighten up our City during the Holiday Season!

Name
Address
Phone Date

I would like to participate in the Holiday Decorations Contest and will abide
by the rules of the contest.
I DO or DO NOT wish my name and address to be in any publication.


Circle one theme:


General
Single or Joint


Commercial
Single or Joint


The General Theme is for single/joint home only. The Commercial Theme is for
single/joint business and professional locations, including home occupations. A
plaque will be awarded to one winner of each theme. Only one plaque will be
awarded for "joint" home or business participants.

Judging will be on Friday, December 11, 2009. All participants MUST
be prepared by 6 p.m. A judging schedule will not be announced.

Please return this application to: Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore
Blvd. S. 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,
Friday, Dec. llth. Judging will be done after 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. llth. The
judges' route schedule will not be announced.
5. Plaques will be awarded to the winner of each theme. Winners will be an-
nounced in the Dec. 17th edition of the Gabber. Winners will be recognized
and presented certificates at the Gulfport City Council meeting on Tuesday,
Dec. 15th located at 2401 53rd St. S. Winners can pick up their plaques at the
Recreation Center on Friday, Dec. 18th.


Pink Flamingo Tour
Home Search
The Pink Flamingo Home Tour date
has been set for March 13, 2010! The
committee is researching renovated
homes from 1910 to 1950, located in
the Beach Boulevard area and east
and west of Beach Blvd. up to five
blocks. If you have a home that you
would like the committee to consider,
please call Event Coordinator Dolly
Tickell at 727-347-4747 or Actl@
tampabay.rr.com.

Dealers Wanted
Kenneth City social club is seeking
dealers for their flea market on
November 21 from 8-3 p.m. both
inside and outside Community Hall
located on the corner of 46 Ave. N.
and 58 St. N. Call Dick at 345-4323
for information.
















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City of Gulfport to Provide Residents with
Easy-to-Use Program that can help Save
Money on Prescription Drug Purchases
In current economic climate, where people are watching
their spending, prescription discount card can offer
average savings of 20 percent off retail price

The City of Gulfport will soon introduce a program that will provide its
residents with a new tool that can provide some relief from the high cost of
prescription drugs. The city is making free prescription drug discount cards
available to city residents through a program sponsored by the National
League of Cities (NLC). The discount cards offer average savings of 20 percent
off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.
Available by November 23rd, the discount cards may be used by all residents
of The City of Gulfport and has no restrictions based on the resident's age,
income level, or existing health coverage. The NLC card can be used when
purchasing prescription drugs at approximately fifty one pharmacies around
the city, as well as at more than 59,000 participating retail pharmacies across
the country.
In the current economic climate, where many people are watching what they
spend, the NLC prescription discount card will offer significant savings on the
purchase of prescription medications for Gulfport residents. Whether or not an
individual has prescription coverage, this program can make it easier for our
residents to afford the drugs they need to deal with a short-term illness or stay
healthy by managing a chronic condition.
NLC and the City of Gulfport are able to make these money-saving cards
available to city residents at no cost to the individual. A future announcement
will provide information on how and when residents may obtain the cards.
Not only does the NLC prescription discount card help residents save money
on their medications, it is easy to use. Gulfport residents only have to show
their card when purchasing medication at one of the many participating
pharmacies. There is no enrollment form required to get a card, no membership
fee of any kind and city residents and their family members can use the card
any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance."
The discount card program is administered by CVS Caremark.
About The National League of Cities
The National League of Cities (NLC) is the nation's oldest and largest
organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of
opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate
for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million
Americans. To learn more about NLC, go to www.nlc.org.



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Between November 15th and December 31 you are entitled to change your
Medicare coverage without any penalty. This includes joining or changing the
medicare prescription drug plan and/or joining a new medicare supplement plan
including the new Medicare Advantage Plan
For a "FREE" evaluation of your options call:
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727-804-0800
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I By Bill Northrop B_Northrop@theGabber.com


Government
In what will be the show trial of
the 21st Century, the planners of
9/11 will be tried in American do-
mestic, rather than military, courts
and given all the rights of American
citizens.
This was announced last week by
President Barack Obama in an al-
leged attempt to show to the world
how fair our justice system can be.
These terrorists, four in all, will all be
presumed not guilty although Presi-
dent Obama and Attorney General
Eric Holder, who will handle the tri-
al, have already assured the country
that they will be convicted of murder
and will face the death penalty.
This all may be a bit presumptu-
ous in itself since neither Obama nor
Holder can dictate to the judge or
jury. After all, Khalid Sheik Moham-
med, the key planner, while confess-


Insanity Again!
ing that he was the planner, did it
under duress that is, water board-
ing. In most U.S. courts his confes-
sions would not be admitted. In addi-
tion, the defense will have access to
all information the prosecution has
and that will probably include infor-
mation and sources from the intel-
ligence community. While it is most
likely that there is other evidence (he
did confess to an Al Jazeera report-
er) and a U.S. jury is unlikely not to
convict, is that really justice, or is it
show?
Mohammed, by the way also bragged
about beheading journalist Pearl.
His colleagues have varying degrees
of culpability but all are avowed en-
emies captured abroad during the
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travelers, by the way, are being tried
by a military court.
Whatever the intent, the effect on
the Muslim extremist/terrorists will
be exhilarating. Rather than illus-
trating the wonders of the Ameri-
can justice system, it will be used by
these fanatics to show the evil of the
western world and the heroism of the
jihadists. This will be a world-wide
show and a propaganda bonanza for
anti-Americans.
Side effects? Some survivors of the
victims on 9/11 might be further
traumatized and New York could be
again the center of terrorist threats.
I guess that's just a minor irritant.
Worse, this is a declaration that
these acts of terrorism are now being
considered mere criminal actions,
the moral and political equivalent
of street murders. Didn't that ap-
proach, under the Clinton adminis-
tration, keep them from taking out
Bin Laden and lead to 9/11?
Finally, it is difficult to escape the
conclusion that this is being used as
much a trial of the Bush administra-
tion and its "war on terrorism" and
its aggressive interrogation of cap-
tured enemy combatants, as it is a
trial of the terrorists themselves.
It is a good idea to remind ourselves
that the attacks on our Lebanese
barracks in the 1980s, the attack on
the destroyer The Cole, bombing of
embassies in Kenya and The Sudan,
and the first bombing of the World
Trade Center, to name a few of the
"incidents", all came before The Bush
administration came to power and
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American Legion Activities


O Post 125
6440 5th Ave. S., St. Petersburg 347-6085
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
Southern Knights Band Southern Knights Band
Lunch Served 7-11pm 7-11pm Lunch Served Lunch Served
11am-3pm Breakfast 8:30-11am 11am-3pm 11am-3pm
Kitchen Open Free Pool 'til 5pm Kitchen Open 2-5pm No Lunch Served Euchre 1pm
Ron's Karaoke 7pm 11am-5pm Ron's Karaoke 7pm Bingo 6pm
Dinner 5-7pm Dinner 5-7pm Kitchen open

The $1,000 drawing will be Tuesday, November 24 at 8 p.m. Better hurry & get your tickets. Thanksgiving Day dinner
with all the fixins will be served from 2-5 p.m. for a donation of $6.50. A sign up sheet is in the lobby.
New Year's Eve tickets are now on sale. The cost is $30 per person which includes dinner, party favors, & champagne
at midnight, followed by breakfast. The Southern Knights band will be playing for your listening & dancing pleasure.
A seating chart is located in the lounge.
The Auxiliary is collecting non-perishable food for the St. Petersburg Food Bank. A container is in the lounge, any
donations will be greatly appreciated.
We will be taking a bus tour to see Christmas lights on December 14 from 6 to 11 p.m. Cost is $20 per person, which
includes drinks on the bus. We will also be visiting Post 119 in Largo. Sign up chart is in the lounge.

Post 305
6999 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 367-1596
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY

Dee Karaoke
Bar Bingo 7pm Fish Fry 6-8pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Open 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm SAL Meeting 6pm 7-10pm
Food Served Frank Caine 7-10pm Music 7-10pm Ragtime Annie
7-10 pm Harry 7-10pm


We have Ragtime Annie and her husband scheduled for Monday nights through the season. They play some Dixieland,
Ragtime, Oldies and old Standards and great singalongs. We have our great "Bucky Burgers" prepared by the "Bus
Boys" along with Vivian's world famous potato salad.
Tuesday nights with Harry are rapidly becoming a jam session again. Last week we had Harry on guitar, Denny on
piano, Herman on electronic accordion, Pauli on drums. They put on a great show. This will likely grow as we have a sax
player and some others in the wings who pop-in from time to time.
Dee LeBlonc does karaoke every Wednesday night. She has a strong following. Wednesday is our special dinner offer-
ings.
Friday nights we have Frank Caine who sings and does some karaoke using his very rare collection of karaoke video
disks. He puts on a great show. Friday night fish dinners will be available.
Geno has returned for Saturday nights which is steak night. He plays a variety of instruments, sings, tells jokes, etc.
His creativity will be readily apparent.
Note: All meals, unless otherwise noted, are served from 6-8 pm and entertainment is from 7-10 pm.



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Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!


SulpCoutds Centen iaal
100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!


The iconic "quonset hut" configuration leaves no doubt as to what building
this is. But when did it last look like this? Answer next week.


Think you know the answer?
Send us an email with your answer, name and
phone number to News@theGabber.com


In just 47 weeks, Gulfport will
celebrate the centennial of its incorpora-
tion, October 12, 1910. We'll be remind-
ing you every week with an interesting
old photograph from the collection of the
Historical Museum. See if you can iden-
tify the people, places, and above all the
decade of each picture as it comes along.
To make it a little bit of a challenge, we
won't publish the correct caption until the
following week.
LAST WEEK'S ANSWER:
The commercial block at 2832 Beach
Boulevard has been the site of many,
many businesses over the years. Around
1930, a pharmacist named "Doc" Hern-
don hired the Anthonys (Frank is shown
in last week's picture) to watch the store
while he went away for a summer vaca-
tion. Two of Frank's granddaughters are
well-known Gulfport residents: Linda
Skillen and Rose Sopak.


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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.

City of Gulfport Holiday
Decorations Contest
Gulfport residents, are you ready to
getin theholiday spirit andbrightenup
our City for the holiday season? Then
it's time to enter the City of Gulfport's
Holiday Decorations Contest. Stop by
the Gulfport Recreation Center or
City Hall to pick up an application to
enter your home or business. "Santa
and his Elves" will be judging on
Friday evening, December 11. No
one knows what time the big red
sleigh will travel through the City
of Gulfport, but please be ready by
6 p.m. Deadline to enter the contest
is noon, Friday, December 11. There
are two theme categories: general
and commercial. The general theme
is for single/joint home only and the
commercial theme is for single/joint
business and professional locations,
including home occupations. A plaque
will be awarded to one winner of each


theme category and certificates will
be presented to them at the Gulfport's
City Council meeting (televised)
Tuesday, December 15 at 7 p.m.
Winners can pick up their plaques
at the Recreation Center on Friday,
December 18. It's time to show off
your fantastic holiday creation! Call
893-1068 for further information.

Gulfport Lions
Pancake Breakfast
The Gulfport Lions will be presenting
their second Pancake Breakfast of
the season on Saturday, December
5 from 7 a.m to 11 am. Please note
these new serving hours.
Breakfast will be served at the
Gulfport Lions Center, 4630 Tifton
Drive S. in the Gulfport Marina Area.
Ask anybody! Pancakes with syrup,


scrambled eggs and sausage with
coffee or tea to drink, and all you
care to eat at the donation price of $4
per person. Bring your entire family
and friends and spend an enjoyable
morning overlooking beautify Boca
Ceiga Bay. You might even see some
manatees. Children really love these
breakfasts.
This year as in the past, we ask you
to bring a toy unwrapped to put into
our Christmas Toy Box. We will be
making our annual Christmas toys
and food distribution soon.
When you come and support their
fund raising activities, you are doing
much to help those in need. Gulfport
Lions is a service organization
meeting the needs of those less
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Town Shores
Red Hatters
Their November breakfast at
Cracker Barrel was well attended.
The popular holiday luncheon will be
held at 12 noon on Monday, December
7 at Lee Roy Selmon's. Reservations
are being taken by Carol at 345-2303
or Bev at 381-2122. They ask for
reservations to be in by December 4.
Keep Friday, December 18 open as
they are planning a Bunko game or
another card game in the clubhouse
lounge at 1 p.m.
A cruise informational meeting will
be held on Sunday, January 3 at 4
p.m. in the clubhouse lounge. All who
are cruising are asked to attend.

Rescue Group Needs
Foster Homes for Dogs
Florida Doggie Paws Rescue needs
more volunteers and foster homes
for small to medium breed dogs.
Their mission is to responsibly
rescue, spay/neuter, rehabilitate,
foster and find permanent loving
homes for unwanted, abandoned and
abused dogs in the community and
throughout the State of Florida.
There are many advantages to
fostering a dog. Foster homes are
not responsible for any vet bills or
expenses. The rescue will transport
the dog and take care of any
veterinary needs. The rescue has a
trainer available for you to use. In
addition, they act as a support system
that you can call anytime day or
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all to foster is the reward of knowing
that you saved a life.
Please fill out a volunteer application
at www.floridadoggiepaws.com or
call Florida Doggie Paws at 813-
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your home to one of these poor dogs
that just needs a place to stay for a
few weeks until they can find their
forever home.
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Concert at St. Alban's
St. Alban's Episcopal Church
located at 330 85 Avenue in St. Pete
Beach will hold a concert on Sunday,
November 29 at 3 p.m. Talent from
the Pinellas County High Schools
and the Marcia Hoffman Institute at
Ruth Eckerd Hall will perform in the
St. Alban's sanctuary. These students
were hand picked from the studio
of Edward Crader and will favor St.
Alban's and the community with
selections from Broadway, operatta
and contemporary music. A donation
of $5 is suggested.


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Directly behind the Gabber on Newton Ave. is an ecosystem with a variety of flora
and fauna. Through the years we have fed the local squirrels, starting with one that was
seriously injured, probably by a local Cooper Hawk that nests in the tall pine outside our
window. We've fed generation after generation with peanuts, and periodically we would
discover old bones in our yard. While I was shooting some blossoms in the back yard
I happened to snap a photo of a squirrel chewing on a bone. Apparently peanut fed
squirrels lack calcium and potassium so they dig up bones to supplement their dietary
needs.
-Submitted by Mark Gildauskas

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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during the
past week.
Friday 11/6
Animal Complaint- 1500 BIk 53rd St.
S.
Animal Complaint- 1600 BIk 53rd St.
S.
Street Obstruction- 4900 BIk 18th Ave.
S.
Trespasser- 5200 BIk 8th Ave. S.
Soliciting- 2700 BIk 47th St. S.
Domestic Battery- 4900 BIk 15th Ave.
S.
Drunk Person- 3200 BIk 58th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 3000 BIk 50th
St. S.
Saturday 11/7
Domestic Verbal- 5800 BIk 11th Ave.
S.
Criminal Mischief- 5100 BIk 14th Ave.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Burglary- 2200 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Burglary- 5100 BIk 13th Ave. S.
Call for Officer- 5900 BIk Gulfport Blvd.
S.
Burglary- 5100 BIk 13th Ave. S.
Call for Officer- 5900 BIk Gulfport Blvd.
S.


Suspicious Circumstances- 6000 BIk
Pasadena Blvd. S.
Theft- 5500 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Murder/Homicide- 2600 BIk 49th St. S.
Battery- 5200 BIk Newton Ave. S.
Domestic Battery- 5000 BIk Jersey
Ave. S.
Sunday 11/8
Accident with Injuries- 2400 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 700 BIk Gray St. S.
Burglary- 5400 BIk 14th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2600 BIk 49th
St. S.
Battery- 5000 BIk Newton Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 5300 BIk Newton
Ave. S.
Drunk Person- 5300 BIk Jersey Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 5300 BIk Newton
Ave. S.
Monday 11/9
Noise Complaint- 2500 BIk 56th St. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 5200 BIk 18th Ave.
S.
Theft- 5100 BIk Pine Grove Terr. S.
Theft- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.


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Suspicious Vehicle- 3000 Blk 52nd St.
S.
Violation of Court Order- 5600 Blk 17th
Ave. S.
Battery- 5400 Blk 14th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5000 Blk New-
ton Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- Town Shores.
Hit & Run- 5800 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Tuesday 11/10
Arrest on Warrant- 190 Blk 55th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 2600 Blk 58th St.
S.
Trouble with Individual- Trail Spur.
Animal Complaint- 5300 BIk 17th Ave.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 5900 BIk Tan-
gerine Ave. S.
Burglary- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Burglary- 2900 BIk 49th St. S.
Theft- 5500 BIk 28th Ave. S.
Wednesday 11/11
Animal Complaint- 2400 BIk 53rd St.
S.
Theft- 1800 BIk 49th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk 9th Ave.
S.
Burglary- 1500 Blk 52nd St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk 14th
Ave. S.
Drunk Person- 3000 BIk 49th St. S.
Theft- 5200 BIk Newton Ave. S.
Thursday 11/12
Narcotics/Drugs- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5700 BIk 26th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2600 BIk 49th
St. S.
Burglary- 900 BIk 62nd St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk 9th Ave.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk 11th
Ave. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Theft- 2600 BIk 54th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 2700 BIk 49th St.
S.
Noise Complaint- 4900 BIk 23rd Ave.
S.
Burglary- 290 BIk 58th St. S.
Burglary- 5400 BIk 16th Ave. S.


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Crime Awareness Meeting
The next Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention Meeting will be held
on Monday, December 14 at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center located at
1617 49 Street S. They have a lot of new neighborhood groups that have
started and that was one of their goals. This meeting is citywide so all
can share.
In the spirit of safety for the holiday season, they will be discussing holi-
day shopping safety and holiday gift safety.
They encourage everyone to attend and participate. For more informa-
tion, contact Jeri Reed at 727-548-5566 days and 727-327-3509 evenings
or at Jrvolunteer@aol.com.






Late Rally Defeats
Post 125 in Softball
The Treasure Island Sons of Beaches
over 50 slo pitch softball team rallied
in the final inning to defeat the local
squad from American Legion Post
125 at Hoyt Field.
The locals opened an early 5-1 lead
and were in command until the Sons
rallied for four eighth inning runs
tying the score. The Legion squad
bounced back with a pair of runs
making the score 7-5.
In the closing inning the Sons were
not be denied as they again tied the
score and then went ahead to lead
10-7 for the first time in the game.
The home team went quietly in their
final at bat and the Sons hung on to
prevail 10-7.
This pair of veteran teams are
looking forward to a rematch in the
near future.

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

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


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complete the Standard Form 180
which can be downloaded from the
website.

Calling Arts and
Crafts Vendors
The Circle of Churches arts
and crafts sale on December 5 at
St. Bede's Episcopal Church is
looking for vendors to display their
handmade items. Cost is $20 per
vendor. The sale is from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. inside the parish hall of
St. Bede's, 2500 16 Street N. in
St. Petersburg. Breakfast and lunch
will be available. Jewelry, pendants,
baked goods, handcrafted items and
much more will be for sale. Those
wanting to participate should contact
Nancy Morgan at 727-526-8879 or by
email at Fla55Morgans@aol.com.


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: "Rules of the
Nautical Road" Nov. 24.
Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and
includes a new 400-page manual.
Call Jim at 360-4846, or Warren at
321-7801, or Phil at 865-2226.


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Excerpts heard at the November 17, 2009

Gulfport City Council Meeting


Public Comment & Council Quotes


"I don't think there's any dispute that it's a won-
derful program." Councilwoman Michele King,
about the League of Cities prescription drug program,
available to residents at the League of Cities web
site. Residents who cannot go online can get a card
from Gulfport City Hall, the Gulfport Multipurpose
Senior Center, the recreation center, the Gulfport
Casino, and the library to get a prescription card.

"I think this whole thing is a sellout to the (Flor-
ida) EPA...(Best Management Practices) depend
on people doing the right thing and it's not
happening. All the other industries that should
be doing the right thing are not doing them
under the Best Management Practices rules, and
they're just letting them get away with it. For us,
it's going to take, what $6,000 and it's just the
beginning."- Vice-mayor Bob Worthington, about
the Tampa Bay Nitrogen Management Consortium.
His comments were met with applause.

"The whole bay has changed so much in the past
50 or 60 years that it's hardly the same place."
-Councilwoman Judy Ryerson

"Shame on council for 'Black Friday' October
23 for treating a fine, honorable man like dog-
meat,"- Lee Stapella, about the negotiations be-
tween council and the interim city manager.

"I want to absolutely thank you for being here.
Your position is respected. Please refrain from
the applause; it deafens as part of our system."-
Mayor Mike Yakes, when Al Davis' comments about
Clam Bayou were met with applause. Apparently
applause and loud noises go through the city's sound
system directly into the city clerk's earpiece in a most
unpleasant manner.

"I don't want to hear an answer like 'Well, I
wouldn't buy property in a commercial area'."
-Jane Ogilvie, protesting the city allowing a smoker
restaurant on 49th Street

"I'd love to see solar panels on the Casino light-
ing it up."-Councilmember Sam Henderson, saying
he would not vote to light the Casino year-round.


"I think we need to find a way to light the Casi-
no. I think the businesses downtown need it. It's
not a $6500 carbon footprint, it's a $1500 carbon
footprint." -Councilwoman Michele King, who sug-
gested the city find an energy-efficient way to light
the Casino

"Is there documentation anywhere from
one of these agencies that says this smoke is
hazardous?"-Councilwoman Michele King, about
the alleged hazardous smoke coming from the smoker
restaurant on 49th Street. Interim City Manager Jim
O'Reilly told her no.

"It's kind of frustrating to sit on the Planning
and Zoning Committee and know you're sit-
ting in on a dress rehearsal. If you are the body
who is going to make the decision, let's cut out
that step. We don't need that dress rehearsal;
we don't need to put those people through this
twice. Just because it's an appointed board
doesn't mean it has to be totally powerless." -Bob
Newcomb

"A few weeks ago Councilwoman Michele King
said that Gulfport Montessori needed money to
buy supplies. Tonight the school board sends
seven suits here."-Margarete Tober

"Miss Ryerson, I graduated in 70 and it was
flooding then, too." -Margarete Tober, about the
school board's plan to build a ball field in a swamp

"My concern is that if it meets the definition of a
wetland-and it does-there is some responsibil-
ity."-Al Davis, about the school board's plan to build
a ball field in a swamp

"It's not good enough to take down old growth
trees... and then replace them."-Jennifer Salmon,
about the school board's plan

"I'm sorry to invite the suits back, but I think
that it's important that you have all the
information."-Jennifer Salmon, who asked the city
to postpone its vote on the school board's proposed
plan


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S By Cathy alustriWa


Apparently love has a price.
I'm not sure what it is, but ac-
ording to Gulfport city coun-
cil love isn't worth $216,000.
Despite a months-long love-a-
thon for Interim City Manager Jim
O'Reilly, city council chose Tuesday
night not to appoint him as Gulf-
port's full time city manager. When
I interviewed council a while back
about why they were willing to fore-
go a job search, I got the impression
they believed that O'Reilly not only
walked on water, he turned it into
wine at the end of his stroll. They
even changed the charter so that
he could keep his home mid-county
while he worked as city manager.
Please note that they did this before
they even asked O'Reilly if he would
move, so eager were they to have him
and only him as a city manager.
So why the no-go on actually mak-
ing him a city manager?
O'Reilly wants two years pay if
council fires him, and that works out
to $216,000. Council can't guarantee
they won't fire him, so they won't ac-
cept that in the contract.
Why does O'Reilly want so much
money?
Seems that O'Reilly wants to pro-
tect his family and his career. Go
ahead, call him crazy. I mean, come
on, just because council can show up
one night and fire him because they
don't like his tie (and they are kind
of boring, so I can see where that
would happen), how dare he ask for
a severance package of this magni-
tude.
To be fair, I do kind of choke on how
much money he wants. $216,000 is
a lot of the city's money. I mean, it's
not like Gulfport's spent that much
on other things, like the trolley, or
dealing with charter issues, the Pas-
adena Properties lawsuit, or Scout
Hall. And it's not like the city man-
ager has to stick his neck out time
and time again to protect the city
and its council and, oh, yes, its citi-
zens. The issue at Tuesday night's
meeting was that no city manager


gets that kind of severance pack-
age.
No city manager gets to live outside
the city, either, but council allowed
that.
O'Reilly isn't asking for more than
the city budgeted for his position; he
isn't even asking for monies equal to
what other city managers at compa-
rable cities earn. Since he could be
fired at any council meeting for any
reason (as long as a majority agrees
that they want to fire him), he wants
the money to protect his family. He
says that two years pay would be
enough to make sure his daughter
would be able to go to college.
Well, at least, that's what he says.
It smacks of some sort of bargaining
chip, some sort of ammunition. Af-
ter all, I've met his daughter; she's
reasonably bright. I'm sure she'll
get some sort of scholarship. I mean,
it's not like the state is in any sort
of economic trouble; he can certain-
ly count on Bright Futures for her.
Also, why on earth would O'Reilly
believe that the city would fire him?
I mean, they certainly treated the
last city manager with respect.
Actually, now that I mention it,
city councils can be capricious. And
as much as the five on the dais now
think that Christ himself couldn't
run the city better, there's no guar-
antee that future councils will have
the same level of adoration for this
good ol' boy.
I do recall, too, that city managers
have a way of getting stuck making
the hard choices to help their coun-
cil, which doesn't exactly put them
up there with the cheerleaders and
football stars when it comes to popu-
larity. I read somewhere that the av-
erage length of time a city manager
serves a city is about a year and a
half.
O'Reilly's no dummy; everybody
loves him now because they're still
honeymooning. Technically, it's not
even a honeymoon, it's more of a
"living in sin" situation since they
haven't even formalized the ar-


rangement. Once they sign the pa-
pers things will change in city hall
and O'Reilly won't have the protec-
tion of a Leisure Services Director-
ship waiting in the wings.
I have to wonder, too, why the city's
so worried about what's going to hap-
pen when they fire O'Reilly. Seems
like that severance package would
be a mighty powerful incentive
for them to make sure they've got
the right guy. I'm not sure, either,
why they can't work out some sort
of tiered severance package where
O'Reilly gets the two years if they
fire him in the first two years, but
less in each subsequent year. This,
of course, works on the assumption
that any city manager who can hand
in a balanced budget could, over the
course of the next few years, find a
way to save a little money here and
there to help defray the cost of his
daughter's college tuition.
Or maybe if they don't have the con-
fidence that they're not going to fire
him they should consider launch-
ing a job search for a city manager.
Someone who doesn't walk on water
and can't raise the dead or balance a
budget but won't ask for such a large
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By Greg Stem

"4 guess you could say my motto
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IKeith 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-
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difficult decision to file.
"Most attorneys have never been
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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-
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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
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Members are requested to bring non
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Sunshine City Council meeting will
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and all within walking distance.
Corey Avenue is located just off
Gulf Blvd. between 73rd and 75th
Avenues. Free admission. Visitwww.
coreyave.com or www.suntanart.org,
or call 727-498-8778.

December Events
at Gulf Beaches
Historical Museum
You are invited to the official "first
lighting" of the Museum in all it's
holiday splendor Sunday, December
6. Enjoy holiday cheer along with
food, drink and a walk into history.
See what's new at the gift shop, buy
a gift of membership for a special
friend, or check out their volunteer
opportunities.
The museum will provide turkey,
ham, soft drinks and set ups.
BYOB. Please bring your favorite
holiday side dish or dessert to share.
Cost is $5 donation. Cocktails at
5 p.m. RSVP by December 3 to
727-552-1610 (leave message).
On Tuesday, December 8 at 1 p.m.,
the Museum will host Cleo Robertson,
who will offer a presentation on the
www.SPF':".iy.com, a new website
that is very user friendly and chock
full of information regarding the
community. Free.
Also in December, they will be
actively recruiting new volunteers
for an early January indoctrination.
No special skill, talent or knowledge
is needed, other than an interest in
their island history. If interested
leave a message at 727-552-1610, or
email LPfl-' I'l.I I S7. I.imipl.I,.iy.rr.com.
And of course, don't miss the annual
lighted Boat Parade on Saturday,
December 8. This year the Museum is
proud to be a platinum sponsor of this
beloved holiday tradition. Luminaria
sold by members of St. Alban's


Church as a fundraiser will light the
seawall welcoming the boats to begin
the parade in Pass-a-Grille channel
in front of historic Merry Pier. Cash
prizes of $1,000 for 1st place, $600 for
2nd and $300 for 3rd in three different
categories have been made possible
by generous sponsors such a Gulf
Beaches Historical Museum. http://
www.spbrec.com/special-events-2/
holiday-boatland-parade/.
Gulf Beaches Historical Museum
is located at 115 10th Avenue, St.
Pete Beach in the Pass-a-Grille


historic district. For Museum hours
and general information, check their
website at www.gulfbeachesmuseum.
com.

Join the Seniors'
Chat Room
The Gulfport Library, 5501 28
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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Do you want a volunteer position
that is truly fulfilling and mentally
stimulating? Then consider
counseling seniors and the disabled
with the SHINE (Serving Health
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and retired individuals from diverse
career and cultural backgrounds. As
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training, continuing education and
a supportive environment with
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strong desire to help a vulnerable


population, then SHINE may be the
perfect volunteer opportunity for
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Old Cell Phones Can
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Donate your old cell phones to the
Senior Safety Phone Project, which
provides seniors in Pinellas andPasco
counties with free emergency cell
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Rotary Club of
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The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg
Suncoast meets every Tuesday at
noon, at Gigi's Restaurant, located at
6852 Gulfport Boulevard (Pasadena
Shopping Center). They encourage
those interested in becoming members
to attend as welcomed guests.
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Knox from Suncoast Hospice, Richard
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speaker Richard Stahl highlighting
Consumer Protection.
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The St. Pete Beach Community
Center is one of the first to offer the
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whether individually afflicted or
burdened with someone who is.
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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
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Gulfport Tuesday
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Every Tuesday from 9 a.m. until
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Big Brothers
Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Pinellas County needs at least 125
Big Brothers to meet the needs of
their current waiting list. Make a
difference in a child's life. There are
several different programs to suit
your preferences including their
Sports Buddies Program. Take a
child to sporting events (like the
Rays game) for which they supply
the tickets and watch or participate
in sports activities together. Not
interested in sports? That's OK!
Sports Buddies is just one option.
You can select mentoring activities
to suit your preferences and the
child's.
If you or someone you know is
interested in becoming a Big Brother,
please email your contact information
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Meals on Wheels
Needs Drivers
Volunteers are needed to deliver hot,
nutritious meals to the homebound
throughout Pinellas County.
Volunteering for the Neighborly
Meals on Wheels program is a hands-
on, front line experience. If you have
11/ hours midday to help in your
own neighborhood, you could help
improve someone's life and make a
real difference in this critical area
of need. Meals are picked up at a
site near you and delivered to the
homebound in your area (maps and
directions are provided).
Many Pinellas County seniors are
living alone, too poor to buy food,
or too frail to shop and cook for
themselves. And the need is growing
every day. Do someone else a favor
and you will be doing yourself one!
Neighborly needs compassionate,
caring volunteers to share their time
with lonely, isolated seniors. Please
call Pat Hazell at 727-573-9444, ext.
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Drowsy Driving Danger
The American Association of Safety
Councils and the Suncoast Safety
Council are issuing a warning about
the dangers of driving while drowsy.
A U.S. Dept. of Transportation poll
says that 37% of the driving popula-
tion says they have nodded off for at
least a moment or fallen asleep while
driving at some time in their life. Ac-
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If you are about to fall asleep you
will experience some or all of the fol-
lowing: You yawn a lot or need to rub
your eyes. You have trouble keeping
your eyes open and focused. You nod
and can't keep your head up. You
daydream or have wandering, dis-
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self tailgating or driving at irregular
speeds. You miss road signs, drive
past your turn or can't focus on your
route. You feel irritable, restless or
impatient. You drift off the road and
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Photo by Cathy Salustri
Pat Case, president of the Gulfport Lion's Club, dishes up pancakes, bacon and eggs
for Jim Greenwald (not pictured) at Saturday's Lion's Club Pancake breakfast. The hearty
breakfast gave guests a full stomach to start the day in Gulfport.
The breakfast kicked off a full day of festivities in Gulfport, including the citywide garage
sale, antique auto show, the premiere weekend of the Gulfport Community Players' Beau
Jest, a crime watch block party, and a plethora of other activities.


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Gulfport Beach October Water Quality Report

By Cathy Salustri
Each week the City of Gulfport tests the water quality
in the waters off Gulfport Beach. Gulfport has contracted
with the City of St. Petersburg for the tests.
Every month The Gabber publishes the results of those
tests. If, at any time, the tests show that the water qual-
ity poses a health risk, the City of Gulfport will issue a
Health Advisory. Gulfport typically receives test results
within a week of taking the sample.
Currently, the City tests for two things: enterococcus and
fecal coliform. Scientists consider enterococcus a common
bacteria found in animal and human intestines, and, re-
sultingly, in human and animal excrement. Federal stan-
dards used to require agencies to measure water quality
by the amount of fecal coliform along public beach waters
but recently have replaced fecal coliform with enterococ-
cus as the standard. Fecal coliform also comes from the Sample Enterococcus Fecal Coliform
waste of warm-blooded animals, including humans. Date
The City of Gulfport currently tests for both types of bac- October 6 2 7
teria. Test results will help classify Gulfport Harbor as
"good", "moderate", or "poor". Enterococcus of less than 35 October 13 8 2
parts per 100 milliliter and fecal coliform of less than 199 October 20 8 43
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ity. For more information, contact the City of Gulfport at
893-1000.
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Mammograms
If you are a woman 40-64 years of
age of low income without health
insurance living in Pinellas County
you may be eligible for a free or low
cost Mammogram. For additional
information please call 820-4117.
The guidelines and eligibility
requirements will be provided to you
at that time.

Ombudsman Program
Needs Volunteers
Florida's Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Program needs
volunteers tojoinitscorpsofdedicated
advocates who protect the rights of
elders residing in nursing homes,
assisted living facilities and adult
family care homes. The program's
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and resolve residents' concerns.
Special training and certification is
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Luminaries on Sale for Christmas Tree Lighting
The Gulfport Senior Center is joining the City of Gulfport this season in the
celebration of the holidays. Luminaries will be placed along the sidewalks in
('I min.- Park accenting the Holiday Tree Lighting on Monday, November 30
at 7 p.m. You can designate the luminary in one of three ways: In Honor of, In
Memory of, or Holiday Greetings from a dear loved one, friend or business. A
program listing those honored will be available at the tree lighting. Following
the program, your luminaries are yours to take home to display throughout the
holidays. Please fill out the form below by printing all information very clearly.
Return the completed form with $2 per luminary to the Senior Center at 5501
27 Avenue S., Gulfport, FL 33707. Make checks payable to "The Gulfport Se-
nior Center Foundation". Orders must be received by Monday, November 23.
All proceeds support the Senior Center Foundation. If you have any questions,
please call (727) 893-2237 or (727) 893-1231.

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Gulfport Community Players

Beau Jest: So Impressed
By Cathy Salustri

The Gulfport Community Players set the stage for a hit with their first
play of the season, Beau Jest. Most everything about this show delights;
it's lighthearted comedy and more serious themes make for a great blend of
laughter and introspection.
Beau Jest tells the story of Sara Goldman (played by Rebekah Sweet), a
Jewish girl with a Gentile boyfriend who her parents believe she no longer
sees. To alleviate endless blind dates, courtesy of her mother (played by Rikki
Lewis), Sara Goldman hires Schroeder to play her Jewish boyfriend for one
night. One night, of course, turns into several and things get more complicated
when Sara and Bob-who isn't Jewish, either-fall in love.
The comedy, set entirely in Sara's apartment, plays out over the course of
several months. While the first few moments on stage seemed a bit awkward
Saturday night, Russell and Sweet quickly establish a rapport and get the
audience laughing. Walter Raine and Rikki Lewis play Sara's very Jewish
parents, and this foursome spends the most time onstage and set a lively pace
for two hours.
Sweet is, well, sweet onstage. Even though her character builds a house of
cards throughout the show she still gets the sympathy of the audience. Sara
Goldman lies to her parents and cheats on her boyfriend, yet Sweet manages
to evoke sympathy and laughter from the audience.
Raine and Lewis both do a great job; Lewis is completely believable as a
nagging Jewish mother and Raine is well cast as the slightly standoffish and
somewhat cranky father. It's no sacrifice to watch either of them onstage.
While the entire cast of Beau Jest does a spectacular job with this comedy, it's
Jim Russell who shines throughout this light-hearted comedy. Russell plays
Bob Schroeder, the actor hired to portray Sara Goldman's Jewish boyfriend,
and he leads the show with his wonderful timing and facial expressions.
Russell is completely empathetic and endearing as well as a lot of fun to watch.
His sense of comedy lends itself well to this show and director Vic Carr made
an excellent decision in casting him. Of all the things Russell's done for the
Players, he shines the brightest in his latest role.
Kelly Smith plays Sara's sister, Rachel, who is also a therapist. The lovely
Smith does a fine job in her relatively small role and she and Sweet have a nice
onstage energy and they easily take on the roles of two sisters who love each
other but occasionally find themselves at odds with one another.
Only Ben Sandrovitz, who plays Sara's initial love interest (the strangely
named Chris Kringle,) could have used more attention from director Vic Carr.
Kringle's onstage role is small, but Sandrovitz seems stiff and disconnected
onstage. Saturday night he seemed to swallow his lines, which had the
audience straining to hear at some points.
All in all, though, Vic Carr, his cast, and the entire production team present a
show that is an absolute delight to watch. The sets, lights, and sound all come
together nicely, and although the actors occasionally forgot or repeated a line,
the pace of the show stayed lively.
After what this critic would call lackluster season last year, the Players
introduce this year's season with a strong show that keeps audiences laughing
and thinking long after this rich cast takes its final bow. Beau Jest is well
worthy of your attendance; kudos to producer Eileen Navarro and the whole
theatre company for an excellent night's entertainment.
Unfortunately, Beau Jest closed last Sunday, but it's not too early to make
your reservations for Gulfport: The Musical, slated to open in January. Get
your tickets by calling 322-0316.
Cathy Salustri has worked as a stage manager and sound designer for
community and professional theatre companies throughout the Tampa Bay
area. Contact her at CathySalustri@TheGabber.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
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Find a Yoga Class
That's Right for You
St. Pete Beach: The St. Pete Beach
Community Center is offering three
newYogaclassesthisFall, appropriate
for all skill levels from beginner to
advanced. Yoga Instructor Wendy
Hessinger will be teaching Hatha
Yoga, Silver Sneakers Yoga for
Seniors, and Beach Yoga; interested
participants should contact her for
class dates and times at (727) 686-
0123 or stpetebeachyoga@yahoo.com.
All classes are held at the Community
Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.

Women's Drum Circle
Join the Women's Drum Circle when
the meet every Friday at Gulfport
Beach from 7-10 p.m. Bring your
drums, percussion instruments or
just yourselves as they continue the
tradition of woman-led drumming
circles. Bring your own chair or
blanket and water to drink.
Beginners and experienced drummers
are welcome to join this empowering,
healing circle.
They meet on the west side of the
beach (toward the Rec. Center), near
the boardwalk. For more information
contact Dena Lebowitz at denaleb@
gmail.com or 727-289-3380.



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Thanksgiving Alternatives
A truly worthwhile experience usually involves break-
ing routine. While holiday traditions help keep families
together, some years require that you do something a little
different. Every Thanksgiving numerous organizations of-
fer alternatives to the standard, stay-at-home version of
the holiday. So if you're strapped for cash, not in the mood
to cook, or simply want to lend a hand in this particu-
larly tough year, you have numerous choices for an offbeat
Thanksgiving 2009. Here are some of the many options,
some of which occur before the holiday, so you can have
your enormous feast and eat it, too:

Rosa Jackson Thanksgiving Day Dinner
Ms. Jackson started this annual tradition in 1973. The
Veterans Administration employee spent $1,000 of her
own money to provide Thanksgiving to those who other-
wise wouldn't have had one. Fifty people showed up to her
house, and the next year the event was moved to Campbell
Park Recreation Center at 601 14th St. S. in St. Peters-
burg, where it's been ever since. Individuals can partake
as diners or as volunteers. Event takes place Thanksgiving
Day from one to three pm. For more information, call (727)
327-7496 or (727) 893-7733.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet
Those in need can also take part in a Thanksgiving feast a
little bit further to the north. The People That Love Mis-
sion and Church at 817 Fifth Ave. N. will be hosting its
18th annual buffet from 3:30 to 5 pm. The menu includes
home-cooked turkey and all the traditional sides. The event
is free and open to the public. The mission will also be dis-
tributing frozen turkeys to those in need on the preceding
Monday. For more information, visit www.peoplethatlove.
com.

American Legion Post 252
Thanksgiving Dinner
This one's only open to veterans currently under care at
Bay Pines VA Medical Center, but you can be there in
spirit. The post is accepting donations to help it put on this
huge dinner, which typically serves 150 to 200 veterans

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who cannot be with their families this year. To contribute,
call 398-2463.

Pre-Thanksgiving Bash
So the extravaganza that happens in Gulfport every
Thanksgiving the one that takes place on the Tuesday
before Thanksgiving at the senior center is sold out. But
that doesn't mean Gulfportians can't still have a rockin'
Thanksgiving. The following evening Thanksgiving Eve,
that is revelers can party down at the Gulfport Casino
with Swing Time, which will be grooving to the tunes of
Steve Arvey. Don't know how to swing? The group will
provide shag and swing lessons from 6 to 7 and 7 to 8 pm,
respectively, the night of the event. The actual event starts
at 8. Admission is $10. Call (813) 840-3715 for more info.

Thanksgiving Arabian Horse Show
This is probably the most offbeat event in this list, but
some years you need to bring in the big guns: horses. In
most circumstances, horses signify a good time. Yes, hors-
ies. This show may be all the way in Tampa, but it's free.
And there are pretty horses. It starts Thanksgiving Day at
8 am at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida
State Fairgrounds (Interstate 4 at US 301 N.). Call 446-
6168 for more details.

Total Body Turkey Workout
At the first Thanksgiving, nobody counted calories. Nobody
spent Black Friday doing lunges while painfully hungover.
Times, as turkey-accommodating deep-fryers may suggest,
have changed. This year marks the second annual ('h.'il vy
Thanksgiving Bootcamp Extravaganza, which takes place
at 5:30 pm Wednesday, November 25 at 1120 North Shore
Dr. NE in St. Pete. Participants are encouraged to burn as
many calories as possible ahead of the Big Meal, but must
also donate to St. Pete nonprofit ASAP Homeless Services.
For more details call 320-7582 or email physiquesstpete@
yahoo.com.

Holy Name Thanksgiving Celebration
The Sunday before Thanksgiving, the St.
Vincent de Paul Society will provide
dinner for Gulfportians at Holy Name 0
Church at 5800 15th Ave, S. Tick-
ets are $7.50 ($3.50 for kids under
12) and includes a full-on meal,
beer and wine, entertainment
and the chance to win all
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Seniors in Service provides a tax-
free income of up to $425 per month
to income-qualified volunteers who
serve as Foster Grandparents. This
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food stamps, housing, Medicaid or
any other assistance. Volunteers
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and after-school programs. They
spend their time one-on-one or in
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Become a Mentor
Gulf Coast Community Care needs
volunteers age 30 and older for its
Adults Mentoring Children program.
Volunteers are matched with children
who need a positive adult role model.


Many of the children are in foster
care or live with a single parent who
is going to school and working. There
is a need for volunteers for children
of all ages.
Volunteers give the gift of time
to one child and are provided social
events and support by agency staff.
No experience is necessary. There
are no costs. Volunteers spend a few
hours a week in simple activities such
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Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
LADIES, DO YOU NEED A HELPING-Hand?
Grocery Shopping, Laundry, Cooking, House-
keeping? I Can Help, Every Day or Scheduled
Day. Reasonable Rates, Excellent References.
JoAnn 727-343-4226.
AFFORDABLE
AIRPORT
TRANSPORTATION
24/7. We Pick Up on Your Schedule. Bonded,
Licensed & Insured. Call Ron at 727-224-
7441. Ron2roam@hotmail.com
MINOR ALTERATIONS AND-Sewing. Basic
Slack and Skirt Hems $7. Zippers Replaced
$10. Eileen's Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulfport
Blvd. Open Tues.-Sat. 10-3pm.
SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS InYour Home.
Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All
Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632.
LOCKSMITH Locks Changed, Repaired,
Installed, Keys Fitted for Home. No Service
Charge! Call 398-1333.

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Commission with Guaranteed Salary & Bonus.
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1984 MERCEDES SL 380-Convertible with 2
Tops, Good Condition $8500. 727-398-0683
1992 CAMERO RS-Less Motor and Tran. 373
Posi Rear. Looks Good. Nice Project Car $700.
obo 727-289-6426.
1992 TOYOTA COROLLA-Very Dependable.
A/C, Great Gas Mileage $1200. 727-823-
9205.
1994 TOYOTA TERCEL-87,000 Miles. Auto,
A/C. Good Condition Needs Nothing. $2800.
727-302-9423.
1996 DODGE D-100 1/2 TON- 318 8 Cyl, Re-
built Transmission, Good Body, White, All with
Title or Parts. $100 o.b.o. Call JC 343-3339.
601 74th St. N. St. Pete.
2005 YUMBO MOTORSCOOTER- Excellent
Condition. 7.2K, Blue/Silver, $850. 727-686-
9388.
CAR COVER- Water Resistant Large 190 X
70 X47 inches.. $20 Never used. 415-7409
CASH PAID FOR CARS- Prices Subject to
Steel Market Value. 727-328-8004.

SCOOTER ESCAPES
SERVICE & SALES
Servicing most Brands of Scooters since 2003.
ASE techs. Scooter Escapes, 1450 1st Ave. N.
727-898-6699.
www.scooterescapes.com

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


COMPUTERS (2) Gateway Pentium Ill/IV,
w/Keyboard, Monitor, and Burner. $75/$95.
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WHITE REFRIGERATOR-and Stove. $35.00
each, Good Working Condition. 727-688-
9565.
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.
FRIGIDAIRE DRYER- Excellent Condition
Guaranteed. Town Shores. $35 o.b.o. 727-
344-2323.
TRIPLE DRESSER WITH MIRROR-glass Top
$50. 1940 Shadow Box, Mahogany $50. An-
tique Round Mirror Carved Eagle on Top $75.
3 Hess Trucks still in Boxes 3 for $50. 727-
322-1472.

2 CHERRY WOOD BOOKCASES-83H" x
36W". $40. each or $75. for Both. 727-381-
1214.


GARAGE DOOR FREE- Single width metal,
w/opener, you remove. 727-470-7545.
MICROWAVE $10- 27" TV, $60. Outfits for the
Holidays, Very Nice, $80. 327-2246.
CRAFTSMAN TOOL CHEST- Like New, 11
Drawers. $145. 727-347-3555.
24' ALUMINUM EXTENSION LADDER- $75.
Oak Flooring, 2-1/2 inch. 75 pieces. $50.
345-2659
AI-MEI THAI & JAPANESE RESTAURANT-
4200 34th St. S. $100 Gift Certificate + 15%
Off Coupon, Sell for $50. Time Clock (never
used) $170 for $50. 727- 328-2107.
1995 COLEMAN POP-UP-Sleeps 6. A/C and
Heat, $800. Needs some Repairs 727-323-
7232.
STAINLESS STEEL JOHNSON BOAT Prop-
150HP, $75. Boat Chair w/pedestal, swivable/
adjustable, $40, JVC Stereo, Large Speakers,
Phono, Receiver, Cassette Player/Recorder,
$60. Table 46"x30" w/2-chairs $20. 727-329-
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SMITH CARONA Electric Typewriter & Can-
vas, $35. CD Cassette Recorder/Player. $20.
Older CD's, $1 Each. 727-367-7306
3 TIGER WOODS-Bobble heads, (2002 in
boxes). Hand Painted $15.00 each. 727-321-
2826.
NEW 3 WHEEL SCOOTER- New Battery.
Town Shores, $250. John, 727-343-8918.
COMPACT TRUCK TOOLBOX- Huskey w/
Lock. Excellent Condition, $100. 727-867-
8071.
ANTIQUE MANTEL CLOCK-1904 "Chester"
Ansonia Clock Co. Keeps correct Time and
Chimes. Black with Brass Ornaments. Key in-
cluded. 105 yrs. old. Value $325. Sell for $100.
obo 727-321-2826.

SCRAPBOOKING
12x12 album $12. Custom bed spread, dou-
ble, Mainly green, Brand New. $25. Worth
$125. Picture frames, all sizes. $1 & up.
Wrought Iron magazine rack-$3. 812-3820. At
the Fountains.
BOOKS SET OF 27-"Nature's Children"
(about animals A to Z). Mint Condition $60.00
obo. Selling for $8.98 a piece on line. 727-327-
1220.
GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
CALCULATORS-TI-82/TI-81 plus 4 others, All
for only $10.00 727-488-7944.
MANUAL LAWN MOWER- Sturdy, Vintage,
$25. 3 Speed Turntable w/2 Speakers, $10.
Black Adult-Size Bicycle, $10. 2 Table Lamps,
$10 & 20. Fine Art Photography Prints, $25.
727-322-6211.
32" SANYO TELEVISION- with Stand. $100.
Man's Bicycle, Like New, $50. Avon Collector
Plates. 727-515-1557.
CHRISTMAS TREE 7 1/2 ft. pre-lit. $55. Call
278-1469.


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WET SLIPS From 25' to 45' Sail or Power.
$7/Ft. Easy Access to Gulf. 3 Slips Left. 727-
641-6465.
22FT. SAILING SLOOP-Swing Keel. 8HP,
Electric Start and Trailer. $1800. 727-542-
2445.
BOAT ITEMS FOR SALE- Good Condition.
Blocks $5-20. Small Anchor $15. Two safety
harnesses $15 ea. Rule Bildge pump (1100
GPH) $10. 347-0670
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LARGE DOG CRATE Metal, Like New. $50.
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I BUY FISHING TACKLE Cash Paid. Reels,
Rods, Tackle Boxes. Antique, Used or New.
Call Captain Jim, 727-460-9352.


FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that Cynthia Funkhous-
er, desiring to engage in business under the
fictitious name Resume-Editor.com located in
Pinellas County, Florida, intends to register
the said name with the Division of Corpora-
tions, Florida Department of State, pursuant
to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. No-
vember 19, 2009
FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that Todd A. Logan, de-
siring to engage in business under the fictitious
name Leaves of Grass Landscaping located
in Pinellas County, Florida, intends to register
the said name with the Division of Corpora-
tions, Florida Department of State, pursuant
to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. No-
vember 19, 2009
FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that Charyl Gargel,
desiring to engage in business under the fic-
titious name Green To Sustain located in Pi-
nellas County, Florida, intends to register the
said name with the Division of Corporations,
Florida Department of State, pursuant to sec-
tion 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. November,
19,2009


FICTITIOUS NAME ADVERTISEMENT
Notice is hereby given that Brent and Suzanne
Fisher, co-owners, desiring to engage in busi-
ness under the fictitious name of "Pencil Me
In" located in Pinellas County, Florida intents
to register the said name with theDivision of
Corporations, Florida Department of State,
pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Stat-
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SATURDAY & SUNDAY 9-4P.M. 5286 18th
Ave. S. Good Stuff!
EVERYTHING FROM A to Z-3661 67th Ave.
N. Pinellas Park. Fri., Sat., & Sun. 9am.-?
5718 11TH AVE. S.- Saturday & Sunday, 9-
3p.m. Baby Items, Clothing, Christmas Items,
Toys, More!
2302 52ND ST.S.-Sat. 8am-2pm. Cookbooks,
Glassware, Dishes. Cleaning out Storage Unit,
Lots of Misc.
BLOCK YARD SALE-Ladies golf club set,
Jewelry, Automotive items, Bocce set, Humidi-
fier, Hedge Trimmers, Cameras, Computer
Items, Sharper Image air freshners, TVs, midi
interface, Sheet & Piano Music, Vintage Mag-
azines & More! 6200 Fairfield Ave. S. Block,
between 6th & 7th Aves. Saturday 8:00am-
3:00pm.
INSIDE APPT. ONLY- Many Items, Electric
Wheelchair, Women's Clothes, Watches, Etc.
727-867-6248 to see.
SAT. 11/21 -9a.m.-2p.m. Furniture, Household
Goods, Multi-Family, 7911 24th Ave. N.
GIGANTIC RUMMAGE SALE-Holy Cross
Catholic Church Hall, 7851 54th Ave. No., St.
Petersburg. Nov. 19th & 20th, 9a.m.-4p.m. Nov.
21st 8:30-11.

NOTTINGHAM
Carport Sale. Saturday Nov. 21, 2009. 8am.-
12:00pm. EARLY BIRDS WELCOME!
FRIDAY/SATURDAY- 9-5P.M. Antiques, Appli-
ances, Furniture, XMas, 244 49th St. N.
TOWN SHORES DIPLOMAT-#101. Sat. 11/21,
8am-4pm. Sun. 11/22, 9am-2pm. Paintings,
Dining Sets, Fashionable Clothes, Books, Vid-
eos, CD's, Sound Equipment, TV, Household
Goods, Stemware, Etc.
35 DEALERS COMMUNITY-Flea Market.
Kenneth City Auditorium. 58th St. No. & 46th
Ave. No. Something for Everyone including
Antique Fishing Lures. 8am. to 3pm. Saturday
November 21st.
GULFPORT 2820 BEACH BLVD. S.- Apt. D.
Access from Beach Blvd. Directly behind Reef
Dog Pet Groomers or Rear Alley Entrance.
727-239-5280. Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
8a.m.-? Everything Must Go!!!! Great Items for
Christmas Gifts, Home, Office, Outdoor & An-
tique Furnishings/Collectables. Home Decor,
Appliances, Dishes, Books, Etc. Men's, Wom-
en's & Girls Clothing, Accessories & Jewelery.
Fishing Stuff, Tools, Lots of Guy Stuff as well
as Children. Blueprint Copy Machine used for
Land Surveying. Something for Everyone!!

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50% TO 75% OFF ALL SUMMER-Clothing.
Our $1 and $2 Clearance Racks are Better
than the Thrift Stores! Eileen's Resale Bou-
tique, 5401 Gulfport Blvd, Open Tues.-Sat.
10-3pm.
HUGE BACK YARD SALE-5621 66th Ave.
N., Thurs.-Sun., Furniture, Small Appliances,
Household Items, Books, Quilts and Bedding,
Dishes, Western Boots and House Decor.
Something for Everyone.


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

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

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POWERFUL PRAYER TO HOLY SPIRIT -
Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who
lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you
who give me the divine gifts to forgive and for-
get all evil against me and that in all instances
of my life you are with me, I want in this short
prayer to thank you for all things and confirm
once again that I never want to be separated
from you, even in spite of all material illusions.
I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank
you for your mercy toward me and mine.
G.B.



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WATERFRONT CONDO-Newly Remodeled
1BR/1BA. Pool, Fishing Dock, Granite, Wood
Floors, Corner Unit. 1st + Security $800/Mo. 1
Car Parking. 727-345-4654.
1BR FURNISHED Cent. Ht/AC. Washer/
Dryer. $150/Wk .- $250/Sec. Plus Electric &
Cable. 345-1798
5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.- 2BR Apt., $625/Mo.
727-302-9838.

GREAT LOCATION
Large 1 Bedroom Duplex in Gulfport. Private
Separate Fenced Yard with Carport. Dish-
washer plus Washer/Dryer hookups, C/H/A.
$750/Mo. $500. Damage Deposit. Included is
W/S/G plus Lawn Maintenance. 727-942-7606
or 727-278-4852.
3BR/1.5BA HOUSE-Nice & Quiet Neighbor-
hood. Lease Option. $950/Mo. 2BR/1BA, Nice
& Quiet. $750/Mo. & Security Includes Water.
Section 8 Ok. 4511 2nd Ave. S. 727-343-7343,
727-455-8998.

ORGANIC GARDEN
STUDIO
Art District. Electric, Water, Gas, Garbage and
Sewer Included. WIFI in Building. $595/Mo. or
$150/Wk. 727-323-7268 www.BryanTree.Com
2BR/1.5 BATH HOME Central H/A, Large
Yard, Non-Smokers, No Pets. $775/mo. plus
$500 Security. Adults Preferred. Call 321-
8172.
SEASONAL RENTAL-Nicely Furnished
House. Large Yard, Updated Kitchen, Lanai,
Washer/Dryer, Central heat/AC. Great location
near Pasadena Yacht & Country Club. $1150/
Mo. (3 mo. minimum). Please e-mail for more
info / pics.
Rufescens@aol.com
3BR/2BA- Pool Home, Terrazzo Floors, Credit
Check Required. By Appt. Only. 727-804-9237.
5101 29th Ave. S. $1650/Mo.
GULFPORT NEAR BEACH 1.5 miles to
Stetson. 1BR Apt. Nice, Clean, Hardwood
Floors, No Pets. W/D. No Application Fee. 727-
543-1789 or 727-729-0385.
2519 BEACH BLVD.-1BR/Studio Downstairs,
Wood Floors, on Park, WSG Paid. Great
Neighborhood, Quiet. 7 blocks to Beach.
$550/Mo. 727-822-2955.
GULFPORT DUPLEX-2/1, Great Porch & Gar-
den.Clean & Fresh. Parking & Water Included.
Smokeless Please. $800/Mo. + Security. No
Section 8. 727-424-6085.
2BR/1BA/1CG DUPLEX APT.- $800/Mo.
$500 Deposit. 5286 18th Ave. S. No Smoking,
Petless. Clean. Quiet Area. Lawn Maintenance
Included. 727-323-4563.
ST. PETE BEACH-Large and Unique 1932
Beach Apt. Fireplace, Hardwood floors. 1200
Sqft. 1 block to Gulf $750/Mo. 727-288-7148.


MEL TAN-HEIGHTS 3br/lba large fenced lot carport. Lots of space $795
BARTLET PARK 2br/2ba fenced yard W&D Hook ups SEC 8 OK $650
SOUTH PASADENA lbr/lba Waterfront Condo, Pool, No pets $595
FRUITLAND HEIGHTS 3br/lba Lease Option avail Hardwood flrs $795
GULFPORT 2br/lba carport extra storage. Near waterfront Dist. $595
BERMUDA BAY 2br/2.5ba Townhouse, new kitchen, 2 pools $1095
tjiX Rentals & Realty, Inc.
(727) 867-3767


FREE 1/2 MONTH
W/$675 DEPOSIT
Like New! 2/1 Yearly Lease. C/H/A, Carpet &
Tile Throughout, Patio. W/S/G Paid. Small Pet
OK. Small Yard. $725/Mo. 5320 29th Ave. S.
#D. Call RJ 727-647-0331.
TOWN SHORES KENMORE-1BR Deluxe.
Immaculate. Parking at Security Door. Annual
$675/Mo. 1st/Last, Security Deposit. Cable/
Gas/Water Included. Non-Smoker. 978-621-
4846 or 978-621-2059.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT-St. Pete Studio
Apts. from $400/Mo., 1BR's from $550/Mo.,
2BR's from $600/Mo. Vouchers & Section 8
OK.727-804-5596.
ST. PETE BEACH-(69th Ave./Sunset Blvd.
Area) Studio. $595/Mo. Hard/Tile Floors, Near
Main Beach, Bus, Shops, Free Parking. 727-
345-1367.
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.

PRIVATE BEACH -1BR/1BA, 1 Unfurnished
Condo, Between Maximo & Gulfport Marina,
Gated, Guarded, Pools, Tennis, Jacuzzi, Wa-
ter, Cable Included, $750/Mo. Long Term.
727-864-6331. mussex@aol.com
WATERFRONT COMPLEX- 1Br/1Ba., Un-
furnished Condo. Bermuda Bay (Maximo).
Gated, Guarded, Pools, Tennis, Basic cable
inc., Long term. No-smokers/pets. $600/mo.
727-527-9848
NICE 3BR/2BA- Dining Room/Family Room,
Large Screened Porch. Hardwood Floors. Tile
in Kitchen & Bath. Fairly new A/C 'n roof-en-
ergy efficient. Tel & Cable ready. Alley access
w/Parking in back. All appliances: glass top
range, side by side refrig, dishwasher, washer
'n dryer. Its Nice! References Required. Ask-
ing $1150. Drive by 5125 4th Ave. N. Looks
small but it's not! Call 347-3555 for appt.
4914 26TH AVE. S.- 2/1 w/WD, C/H/A, Large
Screened Porch, $795 Includes Water. 8565
W Gulf Blvd. Sunset Beach, Furnished Stu-
dio, Pool, $650 Includes Water. Call Clay, Your
Neighborhood Realty, 727-321-1734.
ST. PETE BCH.-2BR, Yard, Sm Pet Ok, Se-
niors Preferred $795/Mo. 727-363-3050 or
727-412-2517.

TOWN SHORES
CHATHAM 55+
1BR/1BA Deluxe, Top Floor, Totally Remod-
eled. Partially Furnished, No Pets/Smoking.
$800/Mo. & Deposit, Annual. Water, Cable,
Gas Included. References. Available Now.
727-204-0149.


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could be Used as 3rd Bedroom. CHA, Eat-in
Kitchen, Laundry, Fenced yard. $750/Mo. 727-
365-9390.
ASK ABOUT MOVE-IN SPECIAL-Cute 2BR
Gulfport Duplex. Recently Updated. New floor-
ing. Includes Lawn, Water, Garbage. Great Lo-
cation near Laundry, Stetson, Bus line. Pets
ok. Background Check. Deposit Negotiable.
$695/Mo. 1601 56th St. S. 727-278-9620.
2715 54TH ST. S. APT. 4- Small 1BR, Up-
stairs, $500/Mo, $400 Security, Includes W/S/
G. Pets OK. 727-452-5942.
GULFPORT RED BUNGALOW-2/1, W/D,
CH/A, CLEAN! 5708 23rd Ave. S. Reduced to
$975/Mo. 727-418-7272. see @
www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com
SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCY- All Utilities In-
cluded. 727-289-3588. Also need Part Time
Handyman.
COTTAGE ON BUS-Line. Gulfport. 1BR1BA
Dishwasher, W/D, Water, WiFi Included, $650/
Mo. 1st/Last. Partially Furnished, Clean & Qui-
et. 727-384-9154 or 727-565-5719.
WALK TO STETSON-2BR/2BA/1CG. Brand
New Carpet, A/C, Large Family Room, Laun-
dry Room, Sparkling Clean! Huge Backyard,
Circle Drive. Sm. Pets Ok. $1100/Mo. 1st/last
$500/Security. 1yr. Lease 727-642-1177.

ST. PETE BCH.-Large 1BR. Like New CH/A,
Skylites, Laundry Room Etc. $750/Mo. 727-
363-3050 or 727-412-2517.
BAY PINES HOUSE- 3Br./2Ba./1Cg. Inground
pool. $1100/mo. Call 727-776-1353.
TOWN SHORES DIPLOMAT 55+-Fully Fur-
nished, Wide Open Waterfront Condo. 2BR/
2BA, Master Bedroom Overlooks Bay. 1500
SF, $1,000/Mo. Available Now 727-510-8538.

WALK TO ART
DISTRICT & BEACH
in Gulfport. Large 1000sqft. 1Br/1.5Ba Apt.
$775/Mo. Yearly Lease. Parking. Call for Ap-
pointment. 727-644-2441.
GULFPORT 3BR/2BA- Close to Stetson, Art
District, Beach. CHA, Fenced Yard. $995/MO.
727-804-8719
DUPLEX 2210 53RD ST. S.-1BR + Bonus
Room, $625/Mo., $500/Security. Includes W/
S/G, Shed, Pets OK. Call 727-452-5942.
DUPLEX 1BR/1BA-New Kitchen, New Bath,
Fenced Yard, W/D Hookup, A/C, Screened
Porch, 4927 25th Ave. S. $600/mo. $600 de-
posit. 614-306-3060.
CHATEAU TOWER-2BR/2BA, New Appli-
ances including W/D. New Tile, Carpet & Paint
Throughout. Balcony and Carport. No Pets. 7th
Floor Fantastic Waterview. Yearly lease $950/
Mo. Possible Option to Buy. 727-360-4123.


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GREAT LOCATION!
Close to Shopping, Chateau Tower, Pasadena
Place & Les Chateau. Lovely 1 & 2BR Apts.
From $800/Mo. Annual. Ample Parking. Avail-
able Immediately. Call for Appt. MARCOUX
REALTY INC. 727-347-1535 or 727-360-
9494.
826 64TH ST. S.-1BR/1BA Water Included.
Close to Shopping and Beaches. No Pets.
$600/Mo. $200/Security. Sm Pet Ok. 727-798-
8837 or 727-341-1524.

BEAUTIFUL
GULFPORT HOUSE
3BR/2BA, & Bonus Room/4th Bedroom. To-
tally Remodeled, New Dual Central Air Sys-
tem, Marble Sinks, Wood & Tile Floors, New
Kitchen, Big Fenced-in Back Yard, Walking
Distance to Stetson, Safe Neighborhood,
Perfect for 3 Students, Professional or Family.
$1200/Mo. Neg. 727-410-8423.
GULFPORT IMMACULATE 1BR/1 BA. $575/
Mo. C/H/A, W/S/G Paid, Laundry. Small Quiet
Complex. Petless, Smokeless. Reserved Park-
ing. 727-360-4054. Leave Message.
PASS-A-GRILLE BEACH FRONT-2BR Cor-
ner Condo. Breakfast room Could be Office.
Covered Parking. $1495. Includes W/S/G,
Cable, Pest Control. Owner/Broker 727-866-
1781.
VERY NICE HOUSE-On Nice Street at 2325
21st St. S. 2BR/1BA, Separate Garage, Large
Fenced yard, Central A/C, Pets Ok, $750/Mo.
Also 2BR/2BA at 2482 15th Ave. S. $675/Mo.
Call 305-975-0840.
TREASURE ISLAND Waterfront 1BR, Condo.
Annual. Fishing Dock, Water, Cable & Trash.
Quiet, Remodeled, Beautiful. No Pets. Avail-
able Immediately $695/Mo. 727-647-3328.
GULFPORT MARINA DUPLEX- Quiet Neigh-
borhood, 2BR, CHA, W/D, Garage. 1st & last,
$725/Mo. Non Smoker Preferred 727-327-
2842.
FURNISHED 1BR/1BA-Utilities, Cable TV In-
cluded, $195 Weekly, 2BR/1BA, $250 Weekly,
Clean, Quiet, First & Last Week & Security.
727-321-5146.
LARGE 1BR/1BA-Bermuda Bay Condo. Gat-
ed Waterfront Community on Private Beach.
Washer/Dryer, W/G/S, Basic Cable Included.
$750/Mo. N/S, No pets 727-460-0251.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT Studio House,
$550/Mo. 5407 25th Ave. So. Available Imme-
diately, Private Patio, Beautiful Landscaping.
727-510-8538.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT- 1BR/1BA, Up-
stairs, $650/Mo. First & Security Required.
727-343-8018.
1BR GARAGE APT.- Furnished or Unfur-
nished. Dog Ok. Water Included. $425/Mo &
Security. Background Check. 42nd St. & 3rd
Ave. N. 321-0514 After 6p.m.
2BR/2BA CONDO-Pool, Clubhouse, Pool
Table, Beautiful Ceramic Tile, Convenient
Location, Small pets Ok. Cable Included. 5
minutes from Beach. So. Pasadena. $775/Mo.
727-374-3092.
WATERFRONT-PASADENA-What a View!
1BR/1BA Condo. W/D, Carport, Pool, Gated
"Adult" Community. Annual Lease THE SUN
TEAM 727-345-0099.


SPB UNFURNISHED 1BR APT. Close to
Shopping, 2 Blocks to Beach. Very Clean, All
Tile. $660/Mo. 1st & Last. Call 727-252-8656.
2BR/1BA DUPLEX CHA, W/D Hookup,
Nice Area, Across from Woodlawn Park, Very
Clean, $850/mo. Includes Water, Garbage.
727-348-4833.
TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
PASADENA CHATEAU TOWER Great Wa-
terview, Remodeled 2BR/2BA, Balcony, W/D,
$1195/Mo. Yearly. Ralston's Realty Co. Diane,
727-367-6702.


SEASONAL RENTAL- Nicely updated 2BR/
1BA. Pretty Kitchen, Room for RV. Asking
$1350.727-347-3555.
GULFPORT VACATION RENTAL-Duplex Apt.
B. Clean & Comfy 1/1, CH/A, W/D. 5039 29th
Ave. S. 727-418-7272. See @
www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com
2BR FURNISHED CONDO-Town Shores. 4th
floor, Close to Pool. Covered Parking. $900/
Mo. annual. 55+. Available Now. Call 727-656-
0469.
FURNISHED 1BR- Annual $575, Plus Elec-
tric. Beach Blvd. Location. Ceiling Fans. Ren-
ovated, Nice & Clean. 727-321-7966.


HOME TO SHARE-Furnished, Cable, Con-
crete Parking, Washer & Dryer, Fenced Prop-
erty, Utilities Included. Non Smoking, Security
Deposit, $110/Wk. 727-323-1039.
ROOM TO RENT Share Kitchen & Living room
w/another person in a very lovely home. $500
& Shared electric. References required. (clean
'n respectful) Call 347-3555.
SOUTH PASADENA-Furnished Room w/Ca-
ble TV. Share 2 Baths in 4/3 home. Includes
Utilities. Near bus, beach & Shopping. $525/
mo. $135/wk. 727-347-6176.
CLOSE TO PASADENA SHOPPING CTR-
Furnished Bedroom, Share Kitchen & Bath.
$475/Mo. 727-343-6350.
*omeria Propert is Ren't
OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE- From $398-$791/
Mo. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach. 727-641-
6465.
$195/MO. GREAT OFFICE LOCATION- All
Utilities Included. Free Internet. 120-1000 sq-
ft. Available. 3530 1st Ave. N. 727-501-6078.


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Rent $241/Mo. 1616 21st St. S. #320, (drive
by) 727-557-7479 or 727-580-1354.


NtIW LI5I INub HAMPTON #402 2/2 deluxe. $159,000 Annual renter in place.
JAMISON 414 This large 2/2 deluxe had a brand new DOVER #407 1 BR Sta- iendly, covered parking.
kitchen & updated baths which makes this a great value Many upgrades. $79,rM
Fat $105,00 fl th h BARCLAY #205 2br/2ba, be the first one to live in this
FAIRFAX 205 2br/2ba, laminate floors throughout, beautifully renovated condo A great new kitchen appliances, tile
beautiful new kitchen, great waterviews, covered & carpeting. Tuscany color e this unit so warm &
parking, pet friendly. $131,900 charming. Covered parking, fabulous buy at $104,000
GROTON #304 t n, newer windows,
carpet, fresh pa at waterviews. Very JAMISON #614 2/2 deluxe furnished. NewAC & Heating.
inviting at $129,900 Covered parking. $103,000
CHATHAM #406 1 Br with hardwood floors, new doors, a/c,
GROTON #101 End unit 2br/2ba deluxe. Beautifully and much more. Move in ready pet friendly. $95,000
Furnished, Newer carpet, Tinted windows, Room for outdoor
Patio Panoramic wtrfnt, views. Move in Ready $149,000 I I I1


ST. PETERSBURG-1BR/1BA Patriot Square
Condo. 55+. New Air Conditioning, Flooring,
Kitchen, Bath and Windows. Beautiful! 2 Heat-
ed Pools, Security, Low Maintenance $55,000.
727-866-7223 or 727-392-4457.
LOT FOR SALE 50'X104'. 51st Way South &
17th Ave. $59000. 727-502-7530 or 727-321-
1793
CONDO, GULFVIEW- 2BR/2BA, Gated, Pool,
Close to Shopping. $175,000. Make offer. 727-
543-4879.
NICE 3BR/1.5BA HOME-2 Blocks from Gulf-
port. Fenced Backyard. Close to Schools,
Nursing Home & Pinellas Trail. REDUCED.
Call April 727-432-5192.
3BR/1.5BA/1CG BRICK HOME- Large Liv-
ing Room, Florida Room, Dining Room, New
Kitchen Cabinets, Birdcage Pool & Jacuzzi,
Fenced. $150,000. 727-289-8729.
WATERFRONT
CORNER UNIT
Town Shores, 2BR/2BA w/Views of Commu-
nity Marina and Waterways. Newer Windows,
Storm Shutters and Covered Assigned Park-
ing. Great Value @ $124,900. Bill Sampson,
Jr., BAIRD REALTY GROUP, 727-776-7280.

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Waterview Home in Mainlands
Maintenance free golf course community.
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81 294-3395 or 727-343-155
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FOR SALE SKY LINE-Furnished mobile
home. 55+ Park., Pasadena Avenue, 1 Br. New
W/D, A/C. Florida Room. $6900. obo 727-459-
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TOWN SHORES OF GULFPORT CONDO'S AVAILABLE 55+ COMMUNITY
TOWN SHORES NEW ON MARKET is JAMISON #210 2 bed/2bath standard unit, new kitchen, bath, pool views, carport, move in condition. Priced @ 125,000
TOWN SHORES NEW ON MARKET is AVALON #202 2 bed/2bath deluxe unit, updated tile, carpet, paint, carport, move in condition. Priced @ $107,000
SEMINOLE GARDEN APTS 8584 111th St. N. #310 ** 2 bed, 2 bath corner condo, stps to Clubhouse priced @ $6 0 $54,900
Avalon #206 1 bed/ 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 Motivated Owner
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, comer 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 w rs motivated to sell. $159,900 Fabulous open waterviews.
Hampton #210, 1 bed/1 bath deluxe, new carpet, new paint, waterfront marina views. $14900 $99,000
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/rent. $160;00 $149,000
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 @ $99,000
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MARINA DISTRICT 2650 Tifton St. S. 3/1 Cape Cod, 1.5 lot, fireplace room for boat/trailer. Priced at $139,000
SALE/RENT 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, exta parking.
Priced at $76,000
NEW ON MARKET!!! 6901 Burlington Ave. N., 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
Diplomat #104 2 bed 2 bath Bay Views $1000.00 Mth Yearly
Kenmore #207 Ibed Ibath $750.00 Mth Yearly
Kenmore #209 1bed 1 bath $750.00 Mth
Nottingham #601 2 bed 2 bath Panoramic views $1500.00 Mth
Full Water views from 3 sides of unit
Manchester #506 2 bed 2 bath Marina views $1000.00 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.
6323 Bahama Shores Dr. South 3 bed/2bath split plan, updated kitchen and baths. 2 car garage in ground pool $1900 Mth.










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