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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: January 7, 2010
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No. 2138 January 7 January 13, 2010


Italy
see page 8


Free Services For
Pets In Need
see page 9

Eckerd Band
Members Wanted
see page 15

Gulfport Arbor
Day Celebration
see page 17

Public Comments
From Council
see page 21

Flamingo Home
Tour Search
see page 27

Drug Dealer
Arrested Near
Stetson
see page 30

WWW.THEGABBER.COM
727-321-6965


Photo by Leigh Clifton
Wearing her Ugg boots, Gulfport resident Susan McCaine pushes three
bundled up kids at the Tuesday Morning Market, where the weather
was a Chilling 40 degrees. McCaine, who has a daycare business took
her son Cobia,(left) Analise Pinney(center) and toddler Jack Dempsey(rt)
for a stroll up Beach Boulevard in search of fresh produce. The frigid
weather has everyone pulling old coats, hats and gloves out of the
closets. Its expected to stay very cold for the rest of the week.

Meet The Gulfport Council Candidates For
The March 9 City Wide Election, page 41


Gulfport Legacy
Nathan White


And The Brrr Continues
An


Volunteer fireman and Chief, former councilman, and Little League
President Nathan L. White will soon have a park named after him.
City council unanimously agreed to rename the park at the corner
of 53rd Street and 23rd Avenue South in White's honor.
When this item came before council Tuesday evening, several
councilmembers shared memories of White throughout his life.
As a Boy Scout, Vice-Mayor Bob Worthington said, White served
as a volunteer firefighter when the older adult men served in the
armed services in World War II.
"Anyone would be proud to call him a friend," Vice-Mayor Bob
Worthington said. Councilwoman Judy Ryerson agreed and recalled
White's sense of humor.
"He said, as a childin the summertime they lived on mullet and grits
and in the wintertime they lived on the tourists," she remembered.
"I can hear those words," Mayor Mike Yakes said.


City Approves
Boca Ciega High
School Site Plan
GULFPORT- After much
deliberation and a series of
meetings, city council approved
the Boca Ciega High School site
plan. After the unsuccessful
November 17 meeting where
council had a different site plan
than the one the School Board
representatives presented,
Gulfport's Community
Development staff met with
the Pinellas County School
Board.
"The school board has, at
least to staff satisfaction,
ironed out the issues that were
in question," Myra Schwarz,
a planner with the city, told
council.
"I know this is basically a
verbal agreement because
once this property is yours,
it's yours," Councilman Sam
Henderson said, adding that
he wanted to hear someone
from the school board assure
council that they would not
install
See Site Plan, page 3


SInside
this week...
Gulfport Centennial
Celebration
see page 2

Shelters Need Help
With Supplies
see page 4

Gem, Jewelry And
Mineral Show
see page 7


A Night In


Gulfport Park Named After Nathan L. White







Gulfport Centennial
Musical Celebration!
It isn't every city that kicks off
its centennial celebration with an
original musical written especially for
its birthday, but that is exactly what
Gulfport Florida is doing. A little
over a year and a half ago, a Gulfport
resident and well-known playwright,
Gil Perlroth, teamed up with Gulfport
Historian, Lynne Brown to create
a never-before-seen musical. This
tremendous effort on both their parts
is premiering January 9 and will run
through January 24 at the Catherine
A. Hickman Theater in a play entitled,


"Gulfport: The Musical".
The play is a joint effort by the
City of Gulfport and the Gulfport
Community Players to kick off the City
of Gulfport's Centennial Celebration.
It is based upon some of the many
historical highlights of the unique
City of Gulfport, Florida.
Under of very able direction of
Daniel Harris and musical direction
by Bill Bryant and backed by a cast of
26 actors, this play is a history of the
ups and downs of this small Florida
coastal town by the bay.
Many years ago, The Great Hurricane
of 1921 destroyed and changed the
character of Gulfport forever. What


Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951-78th Ave.
Largo Faith United Methodist, 403 First Ave. S.W.
Call 688-5189 or 541-4501 or visit www.sunsationshowchorus.com


was once a small fishing village was
wiped out by that storm. People
were starving and there seemed to
be no way to make a living. Then
later prohibition arrived, and what
was left of the fishermen turned to
bootlegging. Time marched on to 1980
when undesirables virtually took over
the waterfront.
Today Gulfport has the feel of a
small town, unlike some larger cities
around the state. Gulfport is an
extremely laid back community and
the residents like it that way.
The Gulfport Centennial Celebration
of events will continue through 2010,
but, for now, enjoy a bit of history and
see a great musical about this very
special city by the bay known as the
Gateway to the Gulf.
Tickets are on sale now for just
$15 each. You can purchase tickets
in Gulfport at Eileen's Resale Shop
at 5401 Gulfport Boulevard S., The
Gulfport Casino Ballroom at 5501
Shore Boulevard S., The Gulfport
( li.iml..-i of Commerce at 2808 58
Sreet S. and The Beach Bazaar at 3115
Beach Boulevard S. Get yours while
you still can! For more information,
call 727-322-0316.


Our shop recommends (based on experience in our own market with battery life)
that batteries be replaced every 3 years for maximum reliability. Our Interstate
ED-18 battery tester shows the average life of a battery to be 3 years in this market.


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ANY NEW CAR or LIGHT
TRUCK BATTERY INSTALLED
REED CAR CAR GARAGE
5801 15th Ave. S. Gulfport 727-345-7882
Must present coupon at time of service. Fleets not included. Not valid with
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Site Plan, from front page

stadium lighting. Representatives
said they had no plans to do so.
"I appreciate Sam's concerns about
the lights. What concerns me is that
we don't seem to be consistent in the
city," Margarete Tober told council,
saying she noticed that the lights for
Hoyt field and the tennis courts are
on at night. She also reminded council
that the Little League stadium used
to have lights on at night as well.
The council approved the site plan
unanimously.

Gulfport Lions Club
Spaghetti Supper
The Gulfport Lions Club will be
hosting their Spaghetti Supper on
January 9. All their events support
community outreach programs in
sight conservation; four Pancake
Breakfasts, a Shrimp Boil in March,
along with our Fish Fry (September),
our Spaghetti Suppers (October
and January) and Journey for Sight
(March). Some of the entities that
they sponsor are The Florida Lions
Camp for the Visually Impaired,
The Watson Center for the Visually
Impaired, the Conklin Center for
the Multi-Handicapped Blind,
the Central Florida Eye Bank,
Southeast Guide Dogs, WUSF Radio
Reading Service, the Florida Lions
Foundation, our local eyeglass and
examination program, local Scouting
and Little League programs, and
many more. So please come out and
support your local Lions.



All You

"'Can Eat!


Spaghetti & Meatballs
With Salad, Garlic Bread,
Dessert, Coffee, Tea
Sat., January 9th $700
4-7pm Donation
M Gulfport
SLions Club
4630 Tifton Drive South, Gulfport
(behind the Marina, by the yacht dubs)
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The menu will consist of spaghetti
and meatballs, salad, garlic bread,
dessert, coffee, tea. This is an all you
can eat supper, so bring your appetite,
your family and friends. Cost is $7
per ticket. Children under 10, $4. All
Gulfport Lions Club members have
tickets, so if you want to pre-purchase
them, ask any local Lion. Otherwise,
they will have an adequate supply of
them at the door. There will be door
prizes, so come on down to the marina
area and visit with the Lions on
Saturday, January 9 at 4630 Tifton
Drive S. They will be serving from


4-7 p.m. Directions: go south on 49th
Street to the stop sign at the water,
turn left and follow the road around to
the Lions Club. Their next event will
be a Pancake Breakfast on February
6.

Seniors' Chat Room
Experience table topics with the
Gulfport Senior Center's Chat Room
every Friday at 2 p.m. The Center
is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in
Gulfport.


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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.


Shelters Need Help
Replenishing Supplies
When the temperature is expected to
drop to 40 degrees or below, shelters
open and accept guests throughout
the night, starting typically between
6 and 6:30 p.m., and close the
following morning at approximately
6 a.m. Shelter guests are provided
with a hot evening meal, a warm safe
place to spend the night and breakfast
the following morning. Volunteers
work throughout the night in order
for the shelters to remain open.
The extended cold weather has
stressed supplies at the shelters,
which are now in a serious position
of running out. Items needed
desperately include food, coffee,
disposable dinnerware (plates,
napkins, forks, etc.), money and gift
certificates to grocery stores. Warm
clothing, such as jackets (for men),
gloves, and hats are also needed.
Supplies may be dropped off at
the Pinellas County Coalition for
the Homeless office, or brought
directly to the closest cold weather
shelter. Monetary donations should


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be made to the Pinellas County
Coalition for the Homeless and can
be made through the website www.
pinellashomeless.org or by check
sent to the organization at 5180 62nd
Ave. N. in Pinellas Park, FL 33781.
The phone number of the Coalition is
(727) 528-5763.
The shelters are used by homeless
residents seeking a warm place to
stay. The network of cold weather
shelters is operated by churches and
non-profit organizations and staffed
primarily by volunteers. With the
current economic crisis, budgets have
been cut and many more people have
become homeless, creating an even
greater challenge this winter.
For more information, contact
Michael Amidei at (727) 543-2600,
Cliff Smith at (727) 464-8448 or
Sarah Snyder at (727) 424-1355.

Civil Air Patrol
Pinellas Senior Squadron, Civil Air
Patrol meets every Wednesday eve-
ning, 7:30 p.m. at Albert Whitted
Airport, 8th Avenue S.E., St. Peters-
burg.








Stroke Prevention


More


1. Stroke/Carotid Ultrasound ............................................................................................ $35
This test visualizes build-up of plaque in the carotid arteries that may lead to stroke.
Strokes are associated with carotid blockage. 50% have no warning signs.


2. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) ............................................................................... $35
95% of ruptured AAA's result in death. The majority of victims have no symptoms.
3. Arterial Disease (PAD) Test ............................................................................................$35
Ultrasound Doppler is used to detect poor circulation due to blockage in the extremities. An abnormal PAD test
is a strong indicator of heart disease.
4. Thyroid Ultrasound ...................................................................................................... $35
Scan to rule out cysts, nodules, goiters and tumors.
5. Abdominal Ultrasound ..................................................................................................$85
Helps identify cancers of the liver, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, gallstones, kidney stones and more.
6. Heart Scan Echocardiogram ...................................................................................... $95
Screening to view wall motion, valves, enlargements, calcifications, stenosis, prolapse, blood clots,
tumors and fluid around the heart.
Complete Evaluation (All 6 Ultrasounds) ............................................................................ $169
Q. How accurate are these health screenings?
A. Our adherence to stringent protocol, highly trained sonographers, state-of-the-art ultrasound machines, and
board certified interpreting radiologists make the screenings exceedingly accurate. Physician written protocols
ensure consistency and accuracy.
Q. Why should I have these tests if I have no symptoms?
A. It is important to have a screening to identify problems before symptoms arise, potentially avoiding a serious
health crisis. Unfortunately, our body's warning signs often come too late.
Q. Does my doctor do these tests as part of my routine checkup?
A. Most physicians can only prescribe ultrasound tests if you are already having symptoms, not for prevention
reasons. Prevention Plus is here to identify disease before a problem occurs.
No Prescription necessary. These test are not included in routine physical.
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Beginner Tai Chi
in Gulfport
New classes in Taoist Tai Chi for
Beginners will start on Tuesday,
January 5 and Thursday, January 7
at 9 a.m. at the Gulfport Recreation
Center, 5730 Shore Boulevard S. For
Town Shores residents, the new class
begins Monday, January 11 at 9 a.m.
in the clubhouse. It is best to wear
sneakers or shoes that will not slip
off. There is a suggested donation
of $2 per class which goes to the


Taoist Tai Chi Society. Call Marjorie
Grudzinski at 345-6708.

Expand your Boating
Knowledge and Skills
The America's Boating Course
presented by the St. Petersburg Sail
and Power Squadron is available to
anyone 12 or older. Instruction is
free. Cost of the materials is $25 per
family. Classes are held once a week
(two hours each Monday), for seven
weeks. Completion of this course


Thanks

from Operation Santa
The Gulfport Police Operation Santa would like to thank all those
who made 2009 Operation Santa a success by making donations.
This year Operation Santa helped put a smile on the faces of 189
children in 60 families. This is only possible through the donations
of toys and money from organizations, businesses and individuals.
Santa and his elves would like to thank all who contributed. Every
donation, whether large or small, makes a difference to the
children in Gulfport who might not have had much under the tree
at Christmas. Santa would like to acknowledge those who made
donations of $100 or more than 20 toys.
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club
Women's Golf Association
merican Legion Auxiliary Unit 125
) Fraternal Order of Police
\ \ Stetson University
Town Shores- Jamison Building
Boca Ciega Yacht Club
Island Contessas Red Hats
Jeanne Lovett
Michelle King
Gulfport Women's Club
Gulfport Chambers of Commerce
Gulfport Merchants Association
St. Petersburg Rotary Club West
Village Pub
GRAND Media
American Legion Post 125
The remaining toys went to
All Children Hospital and we would
like to give a special thanks to the
Gulfport Gabber.


will enable the student to skipper
a boat with confidence. Because
most skippers will attend only one
safety course, we believe it should
be as comprehensive as possible.
Plus, graduates are eligible to join
the squadron and take advantage
of all the other great educational
opportunities afforded to SPSPS
members. The class starts Monday,
January 11 from 7-9 p.m. at the
St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250
Second Ave SE Demens Landing,
St. Petersburg. Pre-registration is
required. You may do it online at
www.boating-stpete.org or call 727-
498-4001. The course chairman will
contact you for confirmation.

Howard Troxler at
Main Library Today
St. Petersburg Times columnist
Howard Troxler will speak at the
Main Library, 3745 Ninth Avenue
N. in St. Petersburg on Thursday,
January 7 at 2 p.m. His appearances
usually fill the auditorium so plan to
come early to get a good seat.


Association to Hold
Wine & Cheese Party
South Pasadena Civic Association
will hold its annual Wine & Cheese
party on Wednesday, January 13 at
1:30 p.m. Come see "Elvis Presley"
in person. Cost is $8 for members,
$10 for non-members. For tickets call
Agnes at 347-5292.








Presents a FREE CONCERT with

ED KILBOURNE
Guitarist. Siner


Gabber January 7- January 13, 2010







Gem, Jewelry and
Mineral Show and Sale
The Pinellas Geological Society,
Inc. will hold their 34th Annual
Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show and
Sale on January 15-17 at the Largo
Cultural Center, 105 Central Park
Drive in Largo. Hours are Friday
and Saturday 10-6 and Sunday
noon-5 p.m. Free admission. Features
cut gems, silver and gold jewelry,
wire wrap, beading, cabachons,
ornamental mineral eggs and
collections of rocks and minerals. For
information, call Hugh at 894-2440.

Town Shores
Red Hatters
Bunko will be played tomorrow,
Friday, January 8 in the clubhouse
lounge at 1 p.m. Bring $2. Also, $5
dues for 2010 will be collected. If
you are planning to attend please
call Petie at 343-6450 or Judy at
344-7558.
They have been invited to attend
the musical "Anything Goes" with the
Nottingham group. The musical is at
the St. Petersburg Little Theatre on
31st St. S. Price is $17 for a Sunday
matinee on January 31. Reservations
can be made by calling Margaret at
345-4675.






















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Genealogy and
Family History Series
A free series of talks on Genealogy
and Family History is held on the
second Saturday of every month from
10-11 a.m. at the West St. Petersburg
Community Library at the corner of 8
Avenue N. and 67 Street. Next meet-
ing is January 9. Items discussed in-
clude GEDCOM and computer gene-
alogy programs and converting family
data into genealogy reports. Learn
how to turn family history into an


interesting and exciting hobby. Call
Charlie Grandmaison at 343-2776.

Massachusetts
Society to Meet
The Massachusetts Society's next
meeting is Wednesday, January 13
at 1 p.m. at the Lions' Club on Tifton
Drive in Gulfport. This month's event
in their auction. Bay State neighbors
are cordially invited. Refreshments
will be served.


It's no surprise that skin cancer is a serious health concern here in Florida.
However, according to the American Cancer Society, there is a lot you can do to
protect yourself and catch it early enough so that it can be treated effectively.


Free Educational
Seminar

Friday, January 15
Learning to Recognize Skin Cancer
Michael Proctor, MD
Board Certified Dermatologist
12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
Boca Ciega Room
In the Professional Building
1609 Pasadena Ave. South


Free Screenings
Friday, January 15
Michael Proctor, MD
Board Certified Dermatologist
1:00 3:00 p.m.
Main Hospital
Matthews Road Entrance


A light lunch will be served at the Educational Seminar.
Space is limited for both events.
Please call 1-800-667-4576 for reservations.


1501 Pasadena Avenue South St. Petersburg, FL
1-800-667-4576 1 www.palmspasadena.com


PALMSOF PASADENA
Hospital






Woman's Club Holds
Craft Competition
Members of the GFWC St.
Petersburg Woman's Club at 40
Snell Isle Boulevard NE will hold
their annual Arts & Crafts Festival
on Friday, January 8 at 1 p.m. A
variety of works will be on display
such as quilting, crocheting, bead
work, painting and photography to
name a few. Guests are welcome to
attend. Refreshments will be served.
Winners from this event will go on to
the Regional Federation of Woman's
Club Arts & Craft Competition in
February.
For more information on monthly
meetings, diverse activities including


arts and craft projects, monthly
excursions, book discussions, weekly
sewing and card games or rental
information of their clubhouse, please
call 822-4982. Guests are welcome
to attend all our events. GFWC St.
Petersburg Woman's Club has been
serving the community since 1913.

Book Discussion Group
at Woman's Club
The GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club at 40 Snell Isle Boulevard NE,
has scheduled the next "Book Nook"
discussion group on Thursday,
January 21 at 6:30 p.m. The book
to be discussed is "Keeper of the


LESQ0Ns STARTING, THE WEEK OF
JANU ARY 11 TH
St. Petersburg J
Bridge Club .7

9 Duplicate Games Each Week at its wonderful new facility
8800 49th St. N,, Suite 110 Pinellas Park
www.stpetebridge.org




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Fresh
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House" by Rebecca Godwin. Guests
are welcome to join them. Questions
can be directed to Andi Barlow at
521-9888 or email andibarlow@
tampabay.rr.com. GFWC St.
Petersburg Woman's Club has been
serving the community since 1913.
For more information please call
822-4982. Guests are welcome to
attend all their events.

Grief Support Group
Starts Friday
Each Friday beginning January 8
from 10 a.m. until noon GriefShare
DVDs will be shown at Cornerstone
Community Church at 6745 38
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg.
Everyone who is experiencing the
loss of a loved one is welcome. You
may begin at any time throughout
the thirteen weeks. Cost is $1 at each
session to help pay for the workbooks.
Professionals who work with grieving
people will be most helpful to you.
For more information please call 727-
343-7747.

"A Night in Italy" at
the Senior Center
Bellissimo! Come join The Gulfport
Senior Center for "A Night in Italy"
on Friday, January 29 starting with
a Spaghetti Dinner at 6 p.m. and
followed by a performance in the
Hickman Theater by the Italian-
American Society of St. Petersburg.
Tickets ($10) are available now at the
Senior Center. Proceeds benefit the
Gulfport Senior Center Foundation.


Home
Organizing
Services
Do you need help with organizing
and decluttering your home?
Hiring a home organizer can bring you
a fresh perspective, with new ideas to
help re-energize your enthusiasm to
create order out of disorder.
Pat Johns
Home Organizer
727-360-3328
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$899
Super lb.
While Supplies Last!







Abused Children
Need Your Help
Be the voice for an abused or
neglected child. Hundreds more
volunteer Guardians ad Litem
are urgently needed to be a child's
voice in court and the child welfare
system. The average time needed is
six to 10 hours a month. A Guardian
ad Litem works with a professional
staff and an attorney to ensure that
a child has a safe, caring and stable
environment.
The first training in 2010 will meet
Tuesday and Wednesdays evenings,
6-9 p.m. for five weeks starting
January 12.
Call 727-464-6528 to arrange to
attend a 30-minute orientation. For
more information and an application
go to www.guardianadlitem6.org.

Two Free Services
for Pets in Need
People on limited income and those
facing financial hardship can receive
free pet food by calling to apply and
make an appointment for pick-up.
Pit Bull and Pit Mix owners can
have their canine companion spayed
or neutered at no charge, thanks to
the Florida Animal Friends license
plate program. Service includes
pet vaccinations and rabies shots.
Fix a Pit applications are accepted
in-person on Tuesdays from 9-4 p.m.
No appointment needed, remember
to bring your form 1040 (individual
income of $20,000 or less, add $5,000
income for each additional person in
household.) Do not bring your dog


A SEMINOLE
A1 HARD ROCK
CASINO
Tuesday
January 19th
Bus Departs
Town Shores of Gulfport
3:30 pm Sharp

$25 per person
$20 free play
+ $5 meal voucher
Call Valantyna
G727-345-1237 V

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with you. Located at 9099 130 Avenue
N. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 11-7
p.m.; Friday, 11-6 p.m.; Saturday,
11-5 p.m. and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Monday closed. For more information
call, 727-586-3591 or go to www.
spcatampabay.org.

Tour Barbara
Gilberg Habitat
By Natalie Leggette
Join me for a tour of the park on
January 19 at 1 p.m. when we
will discuss "Please Don't Feed
the Wild Birds". Anyone who
has a group can contact me at
384-0701 to tour the park.


Please remember no dogs are
allowed in this park due to the birds
feeding on the ground. Barbara
Gilberg Habitat is located at 1600
Pasadena Avenue.

Friday Open Air Market
in Treasure Island
The Treasure Island Chamber
of Commerce announces that the
Friday Open Air Markets has started
every Friday until March (excluding
holidays) from 9-2 p.m. at the
Community Center, Market features
arts and crafts, food, fresh produce,
music, free parking. Rain or shine.


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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


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


Join Us For
SUNDAY SERVICES
Wednesday Healing Eucharist 11am
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


Metaphysical Community Church
1950 2nd Ave. No., St. Petersburg
(727) 822-8628 (727) 822-3157
Sunday Worship Services 11:00 am
Monday Course in Miracles 7pm
Miracles Bookstore Fri, Sat. 11-4pm
Prayer Shawls, Tarot Cards, Essential Oils,
Candles, Incense, Jewelry, Crystals, much more
Check our WEBSITE for Classes/Events
www.templeofthelivinggod.org


The Simple Faith
Trio in Concert
The Simple Faith Trio will present
a concert on Sunday, January 10 at
Trinity Nazarene Church at 1000 55
Street S. in Gulfport at 10:40 a.m.
The trio sings gospel music with their
own twist. Call Janet at 328-9277 for
more information.

Hog Heaven
Barbecue Dinner
First United Methodist Church of
Gulfport will hold their 3rd Annual
Hog Heaven Barbecue dinner on
Saturday, January 9 from 5-7:30
p.m. John "Ribdog" Verville, Master
Kansas City Barbecue Society judge,
willbe cooking his championship pork.
In addition to generous portions of
competition quality hickory-smoked
pulled pork, dinners will include
hickory smoked baked beans, cole
slaw, bread and dessert. Tickets are
$7.50 in advance or $8.50 at the door.
Hot dog dinners for children under
12 are also available for $3. Purchase
tickets at the church office located at
2728 53 Street S. in Gulfport or call
321-3620 or 727-488-9031.


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150 49th St. N.
l 321-1088
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Sunday Mornings
Contemporary Worship service: 10:30am
Children's Sunday School: 9:30am
Adult Sunday School: 9:45am
Middle School Youth Group: 3:00pm
Children's Nursery Provided
Thursday Pastor's Book Study: 6:30pm
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St. Vincent's Offers
Breakfast after Service
The Men's Club of St. Vincent's
Episcopal Church, 5441 Ninth
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg now
offers breakfast for $5 following the
8 a.m. and 10 a.m. service. Everyone
is welcome.

St. Alban's Presents
"Godspell"
St. Alban's Episcopal Church
presents Broadway on the Beach at
St. Albans. The first production is
the musical, "Godspell", one of the
biggest off-Broadway and Broadway
successes of all time. Performances
are Friday, January 8 at 8 p.m.,
Saturday, January 9 at 8 p.m. and
Sunday, January 10 at 3 p.m. All
performances will take place in the
church sanctuary located at 9451
Blind Pass Road in St. Pete Beach.
Based primarily on the Gospel
according to St. Matthew, "Godspell"
features a sparkling score and boasts
a string of recognizable songs, led by
the hit, "Day by Day". St. Alban's
choirmaster and organist, Edward
Crader, who starred in the original
off-Broadway production in 1971,
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consists primarily of voice students
from the Marcia P. Hoffman
Performing Arts Institute at Ruth
Eckerd Hall.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10
for students. Tickets are available
each Sunday morning at St.
Alban's Episcopal Church and the
Church office and at the door. Call
363-4113 or 360-8406 for tickets
and information.


Schedule of Worship
Sunday Worship
8:00 AM & 10:00AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM
(Healing)


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


Sunday Mornings
Sunday School 9:15a
Traditional Serv. 10:30a
Fellowship for all 11:30a
Wednesday Weekly
Supper@ 6:00p
Bible Study 7:00p


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

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Monday & Wednesday
10-l1am
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Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm
5730 Shore Blvd.
$8/Class
Call Lisa at
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or email at
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Town Shores Golf
The Town Shores Golf Scramble will
be held on Saturday, January 30 at
the Terra Ceia Bay Country Club in
Palmetto which is a short drive over
the ky% \ .y Bridge. Getyourfoursome
together or they can partner you with
a group. The event is open to all men
and women residents and guests of
owners and renters. January's price
is $45 and includes 18 holes of golf,
cart, lunch, beverages and prizes.
Registration will be at 7:45-8 a.m.
with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
Coffee and donuts will be available
after checking in with a committee
member. Checks should be in by
Monday, January 25 and made out to
Terra Ceia Bay Country Club. Please
get checks to Gene at 345-4483, Chet
at 345-2093, Lew at 343-3046 or Jim
at 343-0459.



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ST. PETE BEACH, FL: Hyde Tae
Kwon Do, operating out of the St.
Pete Beach Community Center, is
offering a new Officer Safety Train-
ing Course on Saturday, February
6th from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The
course will cover subjects such as gun
safety, take downs, defense against
straight and round house punches,
and defense against guns. Instruc-
tor Master Hyde is a former Police
Officer with Pinellas County and a
Firearms and Self-Defense instruc-
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1991. He has studied martial arts
for over 30 years and as taught for
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Tampa Bay are invited to take part
in this dynamic safety course held
at the St. Pete Beach Community
Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Call
Master Hyde at 798-0220 to regis-
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Republican Club
to Meet
The next meeting of the
St. Petersburg Republican Club will
be held on Wednesday, January 13,
at 7 p.m. in the Piccaddilly Cafeteria,
1900 34 Street N. in St. Petersburg.
An invitation is extended to all
registered and unregistered
Republicans as well as Independent
voters who wish to join with them as
they work to elect candidates pledged
to support smaller government and
fiscal responsibility.
For more information, please call
Gus Pries at 864-0312.


















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Letters
Many Thanks for
Compassionate Aid
Dear Editor: Recently around
8 p.m., our beautiful, bull-boxer
pup was hit by a car on 58th Street
near the Sunoco. A teenage visitor
had inadvertently left our yard gate
open.
It saddens me to no end that this
person did not stop. Badly injured,
Rudy was left to crawl home. I would
like to thank the kind strangers that
stopped and helped him those final
steps. I know he would not have made
it with out you. Your willingness to
help, to call emergency personnel,
and your obvious compassion meant
a lot.
When I pulled Rudy over the
threshold, he wagged his tail. We
rushed him to the emergency vet,
but the impact of the car had caused
extensive internal injuries. We
brought him home, and he passed
away in the early morning.
Thank you again to those who
stopped. We need more like you.
The Teed Family


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The Senior Center
Health Fair
Mark your calendar for the Gulfport
Senior Center 4-day Annual Health &
BeautyFairstartingTuesday, January
19 through Friday, January 22 from
9 a.m.-noon. There will be drawings
for several door prizes, opportunity
baskets and hop aboard the flamingo
trolley with a free round trip trolley
ticket to St. Pete Beach. While you are
visiting the Health Fair, sign up for
free History of Gulfport Trolley Tour
scheduled for Monday, January 25.
Don't miss out on this great event!

New Mat Pilates
Exercise Class
Classes will start the first week in
January. This class will be offered
Monday and Wednesday from 10-11
a.m. and Tuesday from 6:30-7:30
p.m. Classes will be $8 dollars each.
Please contact the instructor Lisa
at 639-9277 or John at the Rec. at
893-1079 for more information. Also
for more details on all their classes
please visit the Rec. center link on


http://www.mygulfport.us/City_
Departments/Leisure_Services/Rec_
Center/NEW/index.htm.

Want to Join the Band?
If you have never played an
instrument or did in the past but are
out of practice, now is your chance to
join a "New Horizons Band" at Eckerd
College. There are now over 150
of these bands around the country
especially designed for musicians or
"would be" musicians over 50 years
of age. The program's message is
simple: "you are never too old to play
an instrument."


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January 12 at 7 p.m. Contact the
band director, David Irwin, at
864-7968 or irwinDE@eckerd.edu for
further information.

German Speaking
AA Meeting
There will be a German speaking
Alcoholic Anonymous meeting every
Saturday, from 4-5 p.m. at 7815
Blind Pass Road in St. Pete Beach
(above the coin laundromat).


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Mark your calendars for the City of
Gulfport's next "Theater on the Bay"
Friday, January 15, 6:30 p.m. at the
Recreation Field (the corner of Shore
Blvd. S. and 58th St. S.). January's
movie is "Horton Hears a Who". If
you want save your space at 6 p.m.,
cartoons will be available for the kids
until 6:30 p.m. show time.


In "Horton Hears a Who", an
adaptation of one of Dr. Seuss's
children's books, Horton, the
Elephant struggles to protect a
microscopic community from his
neighbors who refuse to believe it
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under the stars! The Teen Council
will provide concessions for purchase.
And best of all, the movie is free!
Please watch the weather as if it is
inclement, the outside movie will be
cancelled with no storm date. Please
call 727-893-1118 for additional
information.

Boar's Head Festival
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 738
Pinellas Point Drive S. will perform
their 2nd annual Boar's Head
Festival on Sunday, January 10 at
the church. It is a colorful ceremony
of Christmastide and Epiphany. The
entertainment includes a Boar's
Head Procession. The main story is
an elaborate restaging of the Nativity
Story with Madrigal singers and
soloists. Join them for a fun evening
of mirth and merriment.

Gulfport Elementary
Gears Up for Yard Sale
Gulfport Elementary is rescheduling
their yard sale that was slated for
Saturday, January 9 to Saturday,
March 20. This will be on the same
day as the City Wide Yard Sale, The
Nautical Flea Market and the Clam
Bayou cleanup.
If you are interested in donating
your time or items for a great cause
to benefit Gulfport Elementary
students, call Pat Dunham at 727-
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The City of Gulfport
Celebrates Arbor Day
On Friday, January 22 at 2 p.m. The
City of Gulfport celebrates the life of
trees and their importance through
honoring Arbor Day. This event will
be held at Veteran's Park (corner of
Shore Blvd. S. and 54th St. S.).
The Gulfport Recreation Division
has included the children from the
School Year Child Care Program to
read excerpts, The Gulfport Teen
Council will provide refreshments
and the Parks Department will plant
a Live Oak in Veteran's Park and
pass out free Live Oak and River
Birch seedlings to the guests who
attend. The Mayor and Council will
also be there during the celebration.
They invite everyone to attend
to show their commitment to
environmental stewardship.

Register for
Clown School
The Suncoasters of St. Petersburg
are now accepting registration forms
for the 2010 Festival of States ( 'I..11
Alley Clown School sponsored by All
Children's Hospital.
This popular program has been a
tradition of the Festival of States
since 1972. Christine Davison, a
graduate of the famed Ringling Bros.
Barnum & Bailey ( 'l.\ii School,
teaches character definition, make-
up, costuming and performance
techniques during the five week
series.
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in the Festival of States Iluminated
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25 and the Festival Day Parade on
Saturday, April 10.
The five classes will be held on
Thursday February 11, 18, 25,
March 4 and 11. All classes are held
at All Children's Hospital Education
Conference Center, 710 Fourth Street
S., St. Petersburg from 6-7:15 p.m.
The cost is $17 per person, plus $5
for each additional family member.
Fee includes instruction for all five
classes and a ( ii\11 Alley T-shirt.


Registration forms are available at
festivalofstates.com. For additional
information, call 727-821-9888.

Artist Reception for Don
and Christina Williams
Meet Ruku Artists Don and
Christina Williams and enjoy
demonstrations and gallery talk on
Saturday, January 16 from 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Free admission. Vincent
William Gallery, 320 Corey Avenue
in St. Pete Beach. Call 727-363-
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The New Year will start off with
a program and tour given by the
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary on
January 14 beginning at 10:30
a.m. This is the largest non-profit
wild bird hospital and sanctuary
in the United States and is located
at 18328 Gulf Boulevard in Indian
Shores.
The sanctuary uses many ordinary
items in its daily operations. Some
of the items on their "wish list"
include laundry detergent (any
type), liquid dish soap, AAA and
AA batteries, liquid bleach, old
newspapers, bath and hand towels,
gas cards for rescuers, postage
stamps, office supplies, etc. If you
can supply any of these items,
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Has the r ailn terror eventSon

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Stephanie Chivers and Ben
Russell, visiting from Connecti-
cut: Stephanie: "No, we flew down
here from Albany, New York and
everything seemed really normal; I
didn't notice much of a difference in
the security measures. Of course,
it's Albany and not a major hub.
But I did notice a few more police
officers, who seemed to ask a lot of
people about their flights, where
they were from, how the weather
was, that kind of thing. I guess
the reasoning is to ask a simple
question and see who gets nervous
about answering it. True vacation-
ers will answer truthfully automat-
ically because it's a normal, friend-
ly question and response. Anybody
who seems hesitant or jumpy might
warrant a second look. It seems like
a smart way to assess people."

Ben: "I go to school in Mississippi,
my parents live in St. Pete and
Stephanie lives in Ft. Lauderdale,
so I fly often. It doesn't bother me
and I feel safe enough. I didn't
notice any more intense scrutiny
than normal. I always thought that
airport security has always been
pretty thorough. I think that one
person going through the security
checkpoints wouldn't be noticeably
inconvenienced but I think a family
or large group could be much more
difficult. At least we don't have to
walk through naked yet a ni \. \.i


Tammy Burrell, Gulfport: "It
hasn't but I think that people are
crafty; if the terrorists want, they
can certainly figure out a way around
the most strong of security measures.
Even if they start beefing up the pre-
cautions at the airports, the terror-
ists have been able to change their
methods of attack; they seem very
adaptable. I mean, we went from
bombs in shoes to bombs in under-
wear, so what's next? I think people
have this preconceived notion that
all terrorists look like Bin Laden,
but I don't think that's necessarily
true. In reality, it could also be some
grandma who's disgruntled with the
government. You just never know.
So the so-called profiling that people
complain about may or may not help.
But overall, I feel pretty confident to
fly, even more so now with all the ex-
tra security."


Sabrina Hart, St. Pete: "No, it
hasn't really affected my thinking,
but then again I don't fly a lot. If I
had to fly, I'm sure I would have
some hesitation, but I would still get
on the plane. I feel the security mea-
sures can be a bit extreme and that
it may cause some people just to stay
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Local Obituaries
In Memoriam
BUCKWHEAT BROWN JR.
Here's a little birthday wish, I'm sor-
ry I did not write in September. Ole
ladies like me need to write it down,
or ya just don't remember!
The wrinkles are catching up to us,
aches and pains, a new one each day.
I guess that's what happens as you
get old, but I still wish you had never
left us that day!
I took a ride down the bayou, there
was a guy at the table cleaning fish.
And for a fleeting moment, I had a
really big wish. It looked like you
cleaning goats or maybe a mullet or
two, but when I snapped backed into
reality I knew it wasn't you!
Anyway, I wish you were here to
buy ya a beer, but that's not what
was meant to be. Happy Birthday
Wheatie...from everyone, especially
me!
Love, Debbie


Rehearsals Begin
for Show
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church,
738 Pinellas Point Drive S. is
beginning rehearsals for "Joseph and
the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"
on Saturday, January 9 at 10 a.m.
at the church. They need singers of
any age, but especially men. This
is a fun musical that is easy to
learn and a delight to perform. Two
performances will be given in March.
Call Barbara at 864-6796 or email at
I ..- t llI-' I. li ,. ,il ..ly.rr.com for more
information.

Pasta Every
Monday Night
Sons of Italy Lodge, 2500 34 Street
S. offers Pasta every Monday night.
Served from 4-8 p.m. and includes all
the pasta you can eat, two meatballs,
salad and coffee for $6. Other
beverages are optional. Look for their
flotilla of flags.
They can cater and provide the
venue for your events. Call 323-
2691 or visit sonsofitaly2427.com for
updated information and schedule of
events.


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Dog and Cat Shelter
Seeks Donations
The We Care for Paws Foundation,
a non-profit dog and cat shelter,
currently houses over 45 dogs and
30 cats. Most of the animals are
unadoptable due to medicalproblems,
behavioral problems or old age, and
they will live out their lives in peace
at the shelter. We are always in need
of items for the animals, such as cat
condos; cat and dog treats, beds and
toys; shampoo, flea preventatives
such as Advantage or Frontline,
heartworm preventative tablets
(HeartGuard), towels and blankets.
As always, cash is needed to help pay
for medical expenses. If you would
like to donate any of these items,
please call Jan at 896-6315.

Become a Mentor
Gulf Coast Community Care needs
volunteers age 30 and older for its
mentoring program. Volunteers are
matched with children who need a
positive adult role model.
Many of the children are in kinship
care or live with a single parent who
is going to school and working. There
is a special 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 afew hours week
in simple activities such as reading,
fishing, baking, teaching a craft, or
visiting a park with a child. We have
children throughout Pinellas County
waiting for mentors!
To learn how you can make a lasting
difference in the life of a child, call
Adults Mentoring Children at (727)
479-1841.

1960 Class of
Largo High Reunion
The 1960 Class of Largo High
School will hold their 50th class
reunion in May 2010. Anyone who
knows someone in that class please
contact them as they are still
missing addresses. Other years may
also attend. For information email
DKLEAL@aol.com or call Dee at 727-
743-3944 or visit largohigh1960.com.

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Excerpts heard at the January 2, 2010

Gulfport City Council Meeting


Public Comment


& Council Quotes

"I'm impressed by the difference between what we hear and what
we do...At the same time we talk about clean energy we have an es-
sentially empty bus spewing fumes and spilling cadmium onto the
streets. "-Al Davis

"Ordinance 2009-16, which was written in deference to one organi-
zation... was delayed. It appeared to be a rather well -orchestrat-
ed decision. I was wondering, Mayor, if you could indulge us about
how that came about?"- Margarete Tober
"I will on the 12th." --Mike Yakes
"So you're not going to tell us how that came about?" -Tober
"I will on the 12th." -Yakes

"It is my intention to allow public input at the meeting," -Mayor
Mike Yakes, about the workshop slated for January 12. He then asked
Councilwoman Michele King if she agreed...
"No," King responded "Let me explain-"
"No, I asked you yes or no," Yakes said
"Let me explain what I think a workshop is," King said
"I know what a workshop is."Yakes told her. He then asked the other
council members for a yes or no on allowing public input. All the other
councilmembers said yes; Yakes explained that this would change the
workshop into a special council meeting. King added that she had no
problem with allowing public input at a council meeting.

"Irregardless of what they may tell you when you call in, that is
the bottom line. Believe me, we would all like to have a choice, but
we don't, so please don't blame the city,"-Councilmember Judy Ryer-
son, about a recent City Whys question from a reader as to why the city
of Gulfport would not allow other cable companies to service the cities.
Ryerson reiterated that the city does not prohibit cable companies from
servicing the residents and businesses in Gulfport.

"If it wasn't for the people of Gulfport and our neighbors, that
wouldn't have happened,"- Councilwoman Michele King, who report-
ed that Operation Santa helped 189 children and 60 families.

"You have done a tremendous job ... on every level," Mayor Mike
Yakes, about exiting councilmember Bob Worthington's concern about
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Seeks Volunteers
Have you ever thought of
volunteering? Gulf Beaches
Historical Museum has a large,
diverse group of volunteers who
participate in all aspects of the
Museum.
Do you enjoy looking at "neat old
things" and learning more about
them? Volunteers who work behind
the scenes carry out the function of
the museum's mission: "to preserve
our island history".
Do you love visiting with people?
Volunteers teach touring visitors
and assisting in the gift shop. You
represent to the public a friendly,
inviting experience!
By contributing your time and
sharing your wealth of experience
the Museum will continue it's proud
tradition of being an "all volunteer
operated" organization. No special
skill, talent or knowledge is needed,
other than an interest in our island
history. The rewards of volunteering
are many, including the friendships
you'll make.
As a Pinellas County Volunteer
you will receive special benefits,
invitations and rewards for
committing six hours a month.
Training is provided at the Museum.
It is their goal to place volunteers
into activities they will enjoy. They
couldn't open our doors without
the help of volunteers! Please join
today!
If you would like to be a part of this
vital group please leave a message
at the museum, 727-552-1610.
Gulf Beaches Historical Museum is
located at 115 10 Avenue in Pass-a-
Grille, St. Pete Beach.

Fine Dining Every
Thursday Night
The Sons of Italy has opened its fall
season with great new meal choices
that change weekly and include
entree, salad and dessert for $9.
Reservations requested for parties
over five. Call 323-2691 or Giuseppe
at 798-6355. The Sons of Italy dining
room is located at 2500 34 Street
S. next to Kentucky Fried Chicken
(watch for their flotilla of Italian
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By Matthew Margolis
Resolution No. 1:
No More Denial
The word "acceptance" gets a bad rap.
Acceptance is not resignation. It's not
defeatist or complacent. Acceptance is
powerful and progressive -- a symbol
that marks that point in time when
a person seizes control of their life.
Acceptance is the antidote to denial.
Denial fuels paralysis. It destroys
relationships, drains bank accounts,
limits potential, inhibits progress,
wreaks havoc on our health andleaves
questionable politicians in power for
far too long. And it's certainly no way
to deal with a dog.
An acquaintance of mine is having
trouble with his neighbors -- if you
ask him. If you ask them, they're
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Not "but I know they don't because
I pretended to leave and then caught
the neighbor red-handed provoking
my dogs."
Nope. For him it was enough to
simply deny the possibility outright
and assume his neighbors are lying.
The irony is that he is an elementary-
school teacher. No one is more familiar
with the frustrations of denial than a
teacher of young children.
"Thank you for coming in, Mr. and
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Yes, barking is communication,
it's natural, it's protection. But it's
also annoying and disruptive when
excessive.
Barking isn't the problem. Excessive
barking is the problem. And if your
dog is accused, the first step should
be determining whether he is an
excessive barker. If so, there are a
multitude of options available to help
manage or cure the problem behavior.
But if we're too busy denying it exists,
they'll be of little help.
The simple truth is that training your
dog is a whole lot easier than dealing
with all of the long-term difficulties
denial ultimately presents: cold wars
with neighbors, legal battles, court
fees, time away from work, surprise
visits from animal control. And then
there are those pets that mysteriously
disappear from the backyard or meet
their maker suddenly and under
questionable circumstances.
Of course, barking isn't the only
problem made worse by denial. I
recently spoke with a man who had
just adopted a dog from a shelter. He
was distraught because the dog kept
attacking his cats. I asked him what
the folks at the shelter told him about
the dog's personality prior to the
adoption. He said, "They told me he
doesn't like cats."




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Sandwiches:
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Assorted Soups
Ice Cream items
Beverages Available include:
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Monday to Friday at 12 noon
Contact Jay at 344-2111
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Prepaid Guest meals available
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Volunteer Opportunities
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SPCA Pet of the Week
Fiona is a sweet little lady. Her last humans had a house
full of children, teenagers and other animals, so she has been
around a lot of action. However, she's the kind of kitty who
would be much more comfortable as an inside cat in a calm
adult loving home where she can get a little peace and some
occasional space. She's quite a chatty kitty, so expect her to
be greeting you when you get home and telling you all about
her adventures during the day. Visit Fiona at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130 Ave
nue N. in Largo, or call 727-586-3591.




Greyhound Foster Homes Needed
Meet Sid, a red and white male greyhound on the
small to average size. Our volunteer kennel staffs
best description for him is "adorable." He's a sweet
guy with a face that's always full of expression. He's
new to retirement, but he's really done a great job of
mastering our routine. He is ready for a foster home
or, of course, adoption. Can you help us out? If you
foster a dog, GPA provides food, flea and heartworm
medicine and any vet visits, if necessary. To become a
foster home or to adopt this sweet boy, please call Greyhound Pets of America
at 595-7852, visit: greyhoundpets.com, or see us at the Tyrone PetSmart on
most Sundays from noon to 2 p.m.


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Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
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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.

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
night, if you have questions about
the dog's behavior, health, etc... You
are not alone! But the best reason of
all to foster is the reward of knowing
that you saved a life.
Please fill out a volunteer application


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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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Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068


RECREATION WEBSITE-www.
mygulfport.us and follow the links:
City Departments, Leisure services,
Rec. Center.
Tomlinson Skate Park Sticker
Annual cost $5 res./$10 non-res. Reg-
istration: Age 17 and under must be
accompanied by a parent, have proof
of residency and fill a consent form.
A\.iilb1illiy to register: Monday
through Friday 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.


NEW CLASSES- Interested in
teaching a class? Call John at 727-
893-1079 for more info

CLASSES Call instructor for
more information
* Dog Obedience Call Lisa at
772-3631.
* Fencing Wed., 4:30 & 5:30 p.m.
Call Jim Campoli at 813-855-3112.
* Floral Design-Starts Wed., Jan.
13 thru Jan. 27th. Call Laurie at
289-4818
* Gymnastics Fri., 5:30 p.m. Call
Barbara at 804-9400.
* Karate Mon. & Fri., 6:30 p.m. Call
Diane at 459-1399.
* Knitting Class- Thurs. 10:30 a.m.
Call Latoya at 823-0437
* MatPilates-Mon. &Wed. 10-11a.m.
& Tues. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call Lisa at
639-9277
* Nia Wed., 9:00 am. Call Kaluwa
at 729-9410.
* Noisemakers Mon., 6 p.m. Call


Gabe at 345-7472.
* Sumyie -NEW DAY 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 Aletta 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 with Margo Tues. 10
a.m.- Noon. Call Margo at 347-1859
* Watercolor with Patsi -Beginners/
Intermediate- STARTS Thurs., Jan.
7th at 6:30 p.m. Call Patsi at 501-
3559.
* Watercolor- Art for Living- Call
Judith at 328-7490
* Weight Loss 4 Week Workshop-
call 893-1079 if interested.
* Yoga Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Maureen at 381-2166.


p Gulfport Library


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


Library Closed: Monday, January
15 for Dr. Martin Luther King Day.
Gulfport Creative Short Story
Writers: Every Wednesday, 10:00
am.
Testing for 2010 Census Jobs:
Tuesday through February,
3:00-6:00 pm. FMI: go online at
www.2010censusjobs.gov or call toll-
free: 1-866-861-2010.
One-on-One Computer Instruc-
tion: By appointment only--contact
Alex Hooks at the Reference Desk, or
call 893-1073.
Retrospective Exhibit of Paint-
ings by James Scalese: Through
January 27. Opening Reception: Fri-
day, January 8, 5:00-7:00 pm.
Scrapbookers Club for Teens &
Adults: Saturday, January 9, 1:00
pm. Make beautiful pages of memo-
ries.
Legal Puzzles Study Group: Mon-
day, January 11, 1:00 pm. Presented
by local chapter, Brandeis University
Women.
Suncoast Computer Users Group


(SCUG): Thursday, January 14, 6:00
pm.
The G & O Book Club: Saturday,
January 16, 1:30 pm. Philosophical
discussion group based on the works
of mystic G. I. Gurdjieff and philoso-
pher P. D. Ouspensky.
Coffee/Talk: Thursday, January 21,
10:00 am. Discussion of Three Cups
of Tea, by Greg Mortenson and David
Relin. Books / discussion guides are
available at the Reference Desk.
Coffee/Talk Movie: "Cut From Dif-
ferent Cloth: Burqas and Beliefs" (Red
Door Video, 2005). Thursday, Janu-
ary 21, 1:30 pm. This documentary
film by Cliff Ofloff and Olga Shalygin
explores the struggle for equal rights
for Afghan women. (1 hr.)

UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED,
ALL PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS
ARE HELD IN
THE FRANCES PURDY FRIENDS
ROOM


For more information, contact:
GULFPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY
5501 28th Avenue South,
Gulfport, FL 33707
Phone 893-1074 FAX 893-1072

Open Mii.ni.i% -Fr'id.\ I 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, email HYPERLINK
"mailto:gpublib@yahoo.com" gpub-
lib@yahoo.com,
or check our website www.mygulf-
port.us/gpl
Search for/reserve items on our on-
line catalog: polarislibrary.com

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Senior Center 550 27th Ave. So. 893-1231


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:
History of Gulfport Tour for Seniors:
The Senior Center and Senior Advisory
Committee are planning a special tour
for seniors on Mon. Jan. 25. Includes
refreshments and a trolley tour of
Gulfport with a special guide to explain
points of interest. Meet at the Senior
Center at 1:30pm. Call to register
"A Night in Italy" at the Senior
Center: Come join us for "A Night in
Italy" on Friday, January 29 starting
with a Spaghetti Dinner at 6pm and
followed by a performance in the
Hickman Theater by the Italian-
American Society of St. Petersburg.
Tickets ($10) are available now at the
Senior Center. Proceeds benefit the
Gulfport Senior Center Foundation.
Folk Dance Class for Beginners:
The Italian American Society of St.
Petersburg will teach Folk Dance
Classes for beginners for those who
want to be a part of their dance group.
Class for newcomers is on Thursdays at
7pm.
Weight Loss Management Classes:
Did you make a resolution to lose a little
weight after the holidays? Why not join
our Weight Loss Management Classes
to get started. The series of four classes
will start on Thurs. Jan. 7 at 1pm. More
classes may be added if there is an
interest. Provided by Pinellas County
Extension Service and made possible by
the Senior Center Foundation.
Spanish Classes: Spanish classes will
meet on Mon. Jan. 25 (4pm beginners;
5:10pm Advanced) and starting on
Mon. Feb. 1 there will be three classes.
Beginners at 3pm, Advanced at 4:10pm
and Conversation at 5:20pm. Classes
are free to all registered Senior Center
members.
Electric Cars History of
Investment Possibilities: Our
Investment Discussion Group is hosting
a special presentation by Cliff Ruffner
on Electric Cars: A Quick History of
Investment Possibilities on Wed. Jan.
13 at 10:30am. Newcomers welcome.
Senior Center Health & Beauty
Fair: Mark your calendar for our 4-day
Annual Health & Beauty Fair starting
Tues. Jan. 19 thru Fri. Jan. 22. Each
day 9am-noon. Includes Door Prizes,
Opportunity Baskets, free round trip
trolley ticket to St. Pete Beach. Sign
up for free History of Gulfport Tour
scheduled for Mon. Jan. 25. Don't miss
out!
Free Health Screenings: Free
Vision/Glaucoma Screenings, Hearing
Screenings, Memory Screenings, Skin
Assessment, Blood Pressure, etc. on
Tues. Jan. 19, 9am-noon.
Phone Distribution for Hearing
Impaired: will be available at noon
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following the Health Fair on Tues. Jan.
19.
Beauty Treatments: Free manicures,
facials, haircuts, massages, etc. Also,
see the display of beautiful wigs. Wed.
Jan. 20, 9am-noon.
HIN1 Vaccines: The H1N1 Vaccine
will be given out free of charge on Thurs.
Jan. 21 from 9am-noon during the Senior
Center's Health Fair courtesy of the
Pinellas County Health Department.
Health Info & More: Free 911 cell
phones, Info on Medication Discounts,
Free Sign-up s for qualifying participants
for Medicaid, Food Stamps, Info on
Helpline, SHINE, Arthritis, and much
more on Thurs. Jan. 21, 9am-noon.
Shingles Seminar: You heard about
Shingles and you don't want it! Come
to our free presentation and learn more
on Thurs. Jan. 21 at 10:30am. Call to
reserve space as seating is limited.
Flea Market: Mark your calendars
now for our Flea Market on Fri. Jan. 22,
9am-noon. Always great bargains at the
Senior Center!
Fashion Show & Lunch: A Fashion
Show will be held on Friday Jan. 22 at
11:30am followed but a sub sandwich
lunch for only $3.00. Get your meal ticket
in advance. Fashion Show clothing and
accessories on loan from the Gulfport's
St. Vincent's Episcopal Thrift Shop.
Legal Assistance: The Community
Law Program will provide free legal
assistance to qualifying residents 60
yrs. and older on Fri., Jan. 15 at 9:30am.
Call the Senior Center for income
guidelines.
Computer Classes: One-on-one
training sessions are available at no
cost. Call for an appointment.
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES:
AARP Driving Classes: are held on
the first two Tuesdays of every month
from 1-4pm. Call 341-0130 to register
and fee info.
Wii Bowling: Wii Bowling: Every
Thurs. at 1pm, and Jan. 19 at 6:30pm.
Chair Yoga: The Senior Center will
once again be offering Chair Yoga.
Classes will be held at the Gulfport
Casino starting Wed. Jan. 20 at 1:30pm.
Free but must be registered as a Senior
Center member.
Movie of the Month Cocoon: Mon.
Jan. 25 at 12:45pm.
Bone Strengthening Exercise: Every
Tues. at 11:15am
Live Chat Room: Fri. at 2pm
(temporarily relocating to the Library)
Ongoing Support Groups:
Diabetic Support (I' .-'I Mon. at
10am)
Hearing Support (1st & 3rd Mon at
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The Pinellas County Health Department announced Monday that the public
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at five health department locations.
The main health department center located at 205 Dr. Martin Luther King St.
North in St. Petersburg will offer vaccinations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
through Friday and from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturdays.
Four other locations will offer vaccinations weekdays between 8 a.m. and
5 p.m. They are:
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Clearwater: 310 N. Myrtle Avenue
Tarpon Springs: 301 S. Disston Avenue
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GULFPORT Officers arrested
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Petersburg on Wednesday (12/31)
afternoon following an undercover
operation that took place near
Stetson University College of Law.
An ongoing investigation revealed
that Stephens had been delivering
cocaine to a St. Pete Beach resident
at a designated meeting place on 13th
Avenue South, which is the northern
boundary of the law school's campus.
After the transaction was
observed by the undercover officer,
a containment team moved in and
apprehended Stephens without
incident. Police recovered three
"rocks" of crack cocaine, and they
initiated proceedings to seize the
2000 Cadillac he drove to make the
sale.
Stephens is charged with three
counts of selling cocaine, two of
which are elevated to a higher level
because the transactions occurred
within 200 feet of the college campus.
Wednesday's deal was the third
observed by Stephens at this location
in less than one week.
Police have notified the
administration and public safety
department at Stetson, although
there is no evidence at this point to
suggest that Stephens ever had any
interaction with students.
During the investigation and
takedown, the college campus was
sparsely populated due to the winter
break between semesters.

Free All About
Puppies Seminar
Discover everything you need
to know to have a healthy, happy
puppy. Seminar will cover nutrition,
training, grooming and overall
health care. Guest speakers will be
Dr. Alvarez and Pamela Borres.
Seminar is Saturday, January 23
from 10-12 at the SPOT Spay &
Neuter Clinic, 4403 62 Avenue N. in
Pinellas Park. Everyone who attends
will receive a free Animal Planet
training DVD and puppy guide.
Limited seating, RSVP by calling
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Keeping Your
Resolutions is Easy!
ST. PETE BEACH: You've made the
resolutions to become a healthier,
slimmer you We can help you keep
them! The St. Pete Beach Community
Center has everything you need to
lose weight and stay healthy, even
when the weather is cooler. The
Community Center offers a workout
room with treadmill, elliptical,
stationary bike, free weights and a
flat screen TV as well as an indoor
basketball gymnasium. The heated
pool is perfect for lap swimming,
water aerobics classes are taught
seven days a week, and the brand
new craze Aqua Zumba will help you
get fit in a whole new way. There are
many weekly classes to help people
of any age and fitness level stay
in shape, such as Body Overhaul,
Boot Camp, many different styles of
dance, Kickboxing and Tae Kwon Do,
stretching and toning classes, Zumba,
and Yoga classes. Adults can also join
a variety of sports leagues or stop by
for Pickleball, Social Volleyball and
Open Gym. Let the St. Pete Beach
Community Center help get you
make all of your resolutions a reality.
Visit www.spbrec.com for full class
descriptions and class schedule. Call
363-9245 for more details or visit the
Center at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.

Gulfport Fresh
Market Grows
GULFPORT: If you haven't been to
Gulfport's Tuesday Fresh Market
lately, you will be pleasantly
surprised to see a growing contingent
of vendors. The size of the market
has slowly grown in size over the
past several weeks as "the season"
approaches and Florida welcomes its
"snowbirds" back into the fold. Lining
a full block of Beach Blvd., there is
something for nearly everyone at the
Market this season.
So far, the ever-expanding line-up
includes an extensive variety of fresh
fruits and veggies, fresh cheeses,
fresh bread, bagels and scones,
seafood, local honey, nuts, herbs and
herbal teas, live plants, homemade
candy, astrological readings and
consultation, homemade sauces,
flavored olive oils, hand-madejewelry,
hand-painted accessories and objects,
hand-made pet accessories, and tie-
dyed clothing. Astrological readings
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and consultations are now featured
periodically. Live music by and for
"men (and women) of a certain age"
is provided each week, courtesy of
local singer/guitarist Frank Hewlett,
aka "The Geezer." New vendors are
appearing each week as the Market
continues into its fourth year.
The Fresh Market takes place each
Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the
heart of Gulfport's Waterfront Arts
Village on Beach Blvd. below 29th
Ave. S. They are proud to be Pinellas
Counts first year-round open-air
fresh market.
A Gulfport information tent is set up
duringeachMarkettoofferinformation
about Gulfport's frequent Art Walks
and other events, as well as its shops
and restaurants. At the Gulfport
tent, donations of non-perishable
food, toiletries and personal needs
are accepted for the Gulfport Senior
Center Pantry. For more information
about Gulfport and its many events,
visit www.GulfportFlorida.us,
www.ExploreGulfport.com or www.
GulfportMA.com.
Vendors interested in participating
in the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh


Market can contact Daniel Hodge at
727-366-4086. Vendor information
and applications for the Market and
other Gulfport events can be found at
www.GulfportMA.com.

Learn to Use a
Mariner's Compass
Are you ready to expand your
boating knowledge and skills?
Mariner's Compass, a two hour class
presented one evening only by the St.
Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron,
is available to anyone 12 or older.
Who couldn't take advantage of an
opportunity to better understand how
to use this valuable tool? Instruction
is free. Cost of the materials is $20
per family. Class is on Wednesday,
January 20 from 7-9 p.m. at the
St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250
Second Ave SE Demens Landing
in St. Petersburg. Pre-registration
is required. Register on-line at www.
boating-stpete.org or call 727-498-
4001. The course Chairman will
contact you with confirmation.


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Saturday, February 6, features a
5K/lMile Run beginning at the clock
tower on Central Avenue to benefit
the Trevor Miller Foundation. A
Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball will
take place at the Gulfport Casino on
Friday, February 12 at 7 p.m. The


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best arts and craft vendors, food, a
Budweiser Tent, live entertainment
and a Kids Zone.
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of Love, Every Child a Swimmer,
and K-Kids at Madeira Beach and
Sawgrass Elementary Schools,
Miracle League of Gulf Beaches and
Pinellas Village.
Miracle League of the Gulf Beaches
is a baseball league that plays on
a state-of-the art playing field and
allows children with a variety of
disabilities to participate. There is
one field located in Pinellas County,
the Kiwanis Club of Gulf Beaches is
raising money to build in a second
location and has their eyes on
Hillsborough County.
The Kiwanis Club is currently
seeking sponsors andvendors for this
charity event. For more information
about A Month of Mardi Gras, please
visit http://KiwanisGulfBeaches.
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information, call Suzanne King, 727-
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Floral Design Class
A new Floral Design class is coming
to the Gulfport Recreation Center
in January. Laurie Marino, floral
designer and instructor, is bringing
her popular floral design class back.
You will learn basic floral design
and make an arrangement in this
new week long session starting
Wednesday January 13 and ending
January 27, all materials and
flowers (fresh) are provided. All you
need to bring are your scissors. Step
by step instructions-no experience
necessary. Pre-registration with
deposit required. Call Laurie directly
at 727-289-4818. She can also be
emailed at makeitandtakeit@yahoo.
com. Only $22 per class or $60 dollars
for the full 3 week session.

Join the Walking Club
It is almost that time of year for the
walking club to begin. The walking
club meets two Tuesdays of the
month and every Thursday at 9 a.m.
From there they travel to different
parks to do their walking. Cost is
$2 per trip. Please call John at 727-
893-1079 if you are interested. Once
they have formed the club they will
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Tampa Bay Job
& Career Fair
Looking for a new job? How about
a new career? Come on out to the
employment event of the season, the
Tampa Bay Job & Career Fair on
Thursday, January 14 from 10-3 p.m.
at The Coliseum, 535 Fourth Avenue
N. in St. Petersburg. You'll find loads
of resources for career development
on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at
the Coliseum in St. Petersburg.
Meet local companies who have
immediate employment needs,
from entry level positions to skilled
trade, health care jobs and even top
managerialpositions. The Tampa Bay
Job & Career Fair covers all areas of
business and is open to everyone.
This is a special event designed to
put you face to face with companies
that have open positions which they
are looking to fill immediately.
This January event will also
include a Career Fair. Several of the
area's top schools, universities and
vocational/technical institutes will
be on hand. You will be able to meet
with various representatives of these
local institutions and hear about
their courses and programs. It is a
great opportunity to examine ways
to further develop your skills for
the jobs of today and prepare for the
bright career prospects of tomorrow.
Expand your skill set or even learn a
whole new career.
Dress for success and come prepared
with a stack of resumes. You'll find
on-site hiring, testing, screening,
helpful tips and advice, and great
job opportunities. You could be to
work by the end of the day. Or even
on your way to a whole new career.
Free admission, free parking, no pre-
registration required.
For more information contact Dave
LaBell at 727-893-8523 or visit www.
tampabayjobfair.com.

Foster Homes Needed
There are more than 3,500 depen-
dent children in Pinellas and Pasco
counties due to child abuse, neglect
or abandonment. Many of them need
loving foster parents. For more infor-
mation on becoming a foster parent,
please call Eckerd Community Alter-
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Kirt Kleiner (left) and Carolyn Bruszer, (center) holding Sunshine, chat with Java Nirvana
barrista Jenny Lovato (right) Tuesday afternoon. Bruszer and Sunshine visit "Aunt Jenny"
every Tuesday after going to the Gulfport Farmer's Market.
"Aunt Jenny always has treats for the neighborhood dogs," Bruszer said. But soon the
neighborhood puppies and their owners will have to get their treats and coffee elsewhere;
Java Nirvanna, a staple of the Gulfport Courtyard, is scheduled to close down January
16th, after the Saturday evening Art Walk, another victim of the recent economic downturn
sweeping the country. Gulfportians will miss that smell of whole roasted coffees, flavorful
pastries and sandwiches and the eclectic atmosphere, comraderie and comfy chairs that
made Java Nirvanna feel like you were sitting in your own living room. Kleiner,who works
part-time at Java Nirvanna, is sad to see the place go the way of other small businesses
and Lovato unfortunately will soon be looking for a new full-time job. "Sunshine will really
miss stopping here," Bruszer said a bit sadly.



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By Cathy Salustri
Each week the City of Gulfport tests the water quality
in the waters off Gulfport Beach. Gulfport has contracted
with the City of St. Petersburg for the tests.
Every month The Gabber publishes the results of those
tests. If, at any time, the tests show that the water qual-
ity poses a health risk, the City of Gulfport will issue a
Health Advisory. Gulfport typically receives test results
within a week of taking the sample.
Currently, the City tests for two things: enterococcus and
fecal coliform. Scientists consider enterococcus a common
bacteria found in animal and human intestines, and, re-
sultingly, in human and animal excrement. Federal stan-
dards used to require agencies to measure water quality
by the amount of fecal coliform along public beach waters
but recently have replaced fecal coliform with enterococ-
cus as the standard. Fecal coliform also comes from the
waste of warm-blooded animals, including humans.
The City of Gulfport currently tests for both types of bac-
teria. Test results will help classify Gulfport Harbor as
"good", "moderate", or "poor". Enterococcus of less than 35
parts per 100 milliliter and fecal coliform of less than 199
per 100 milliliter of saltwater indicate good water qual-
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Don't like starting out the New
Year like this, but what is, is.
And "is" is that government still
has its unrestrained hands in your
pocket. Or, if you prefer it has your
wallet and won't give it back.
I think I wrote about this last
year about this time I'm not go-
ing to bother to check. At the time,
congress had just finished bailing
out (about $700 billion) some that


should have been and some that
shouldn't. Then they were getting
ready to and did pass an eco-
nomic stimulus package of around
$785 billion, wrapped tightly in
earmarks and pork.
Maybe we Floridians got some
and maybe we didn't. Whatever, it
didn't seem to affect the 12 per cent
unemployment rate. The federal
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isn't likely to shrink. I don't think
they've spent all of it yet 'cause those
ready-to-go projects weren't. Now,
to start the New Year, congress
has invested another $174 billion
in stimulus money, mostly for cre-
ation of government jobs. Anyway,
it's all for the good of everybody and
so far it's free. No taxes, no cuts in
spending, just debt.
Oh, yeah. Debt. I think the deficit
(the amount spent over the amount
taken in) for this year is going to be
well over one trillion dollars. That
reads, $1,000,000,000,000. That
brings the total U.S. debt over $12
trillion or something like that. That
in itself might not be too bad de-
pending on what the sum total of
our national production is (GDP).
If our economy is growing it's o.k.
maybe. Problem is, it's not grow-
ing fast enough. But, maybe it will.
After all, the government is subsi-
dizing mortgages, cars, appliances,
some banks and car companies.
A little problem here: for the next
budget period congress is going to
spend 14 per cent more than they
the prior period before. The Re-
publicans did this in 1998 (12 per
cent) and counted on growth. They
eventually got it, but it locked the
feds into spending more. Democrats
don't want to disappoint by show-
ing they can spend more and more
and more.
Of course, we got more coming:
health care reform, which does
mean more government dollars, and
cap and trade which won't mean
more government dollars, but will
mean more of your dollars picked
from your pocket. In the meantime,
it should be pointed out, the federal
government is investing millions
upon millions of your dollars in pri-
vate business ventures. No sense
waiting for private capital. In fact,
with the unlimited resources of the
taxpayers, the feds can compete
successfully with private capital.
Hardly have to worry about risk.
Oops, I forgot. It's not your dollars
yet. It's borrowed money. It's free.
That's it for starters. Sorry to be
so cynical. Just thought I'd get it off
my chest to start the New Year. I
expect to be mellower as the year
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Join us for dinner on Friday & Saturday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, January 9, the Color Guard will be serving
Black Angus New York strip steaks with baked potato, salad, roll, butter & dessert for $7.75. The Southern Knights
band plays after dinner both nights.
Wednesday nights we have bingo starting at 6 p.m. Food is available during bingo. Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. join
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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 Monday nights. She has a strong following. Wednesday is our special dinner offerings.
Wednesday 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.
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Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!




100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!
In just 40 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
S 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:
Shown in last week's photo, the Bayview
Terrace, a restaurant at 5441 Shore
Boulevard (directly east of the Aqua
Bella building), was opened in the late
1940s. Their specialty was a sandwich
Can you find a few landmarks in this overview, places that still exist of fish caught and sold by the Aylesworth
today? One or two of them should give you a clue as to the date. Answer brothers, along with freshly squeezed
next week. orange juice from a nearby stand. The
restaurant lasted throughout the 1950s.
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Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34 Street
N. in St. Petersburg. Nigel Watson
will speak about "Civil Liberties".
On February 9, Joy Katzan-Guthrie
will return with another music
program. Save the date. For more
information, call Wendy Risk at
572-9854.

Beginner's Watercolor
with Margo
Margo is back for her yearly winter
watercolor session at the Gulfport
Recreation Center. Classes are on
Tuesday mornings from 10-noon.
Session starts January 12 and ends
February 16. Cost is $60 for the
six week session and is payable at
first lesson. For more information,
call Margo at 347-1859 or John at
the Recreation Center at 893-1079.
Bring soft pencil, eraser and 8-1/2 x
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Rotary Club of
St. Petersburg
The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg
Suncoast meets every Tuesday at
noon at Gigi's Restaurant, 6852
Gulfport Boulevard (Pasadena
Shopping Center). They encourage
those interested in becoming
members to attend as a guest.
For more information, please
contact Jerome Hendrickson at 727-
321-8719.

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understood purl or cast on? Or enjoy
knitting but not sure how to make
that certain project? Now here is your
chance! New themed knitting class
for beginners and advanced students
now at the Gulfport Recreation
Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Classes
are on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.
until noon, and cost $35 per month.
Materials will not be included. Call
the instructor, Latoya at 823-0437
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6 Ways To Find
Unadvertised Jobs
Looking for a job these days is a lot
like participating in a treasure hunt
with thousands of other "hunters."
You don't want to dig where everyone
is digging. You want to scope out
places others are not searching so
you have the best chance of scoring
a real find.
That does not mean you should
give up your current plan of attack,
but in addition to sending resumes,
consider these ways to strengthen
your network and expand your job-
hunting horizon.
Search bankruptcy filings.
Many companies that file for
bankruptcy protection go through
"reorganization" rather than
liquidation. It is not unusual for a
company to emerge from this process
stronger than it was before. Usually,
the old management is gone. What a


great opportunity for someone like
you to show your management and
survival skills!
-- Volunteer and nonprofit
organizations. While you are
searching for employment, why
not give back to your community
by volunteering your services and
talents with a nonprofit organization?
Besides the obvious benefit of
helping others, you will meet all
kinds of influential people from the
community, including leaders of
successful companies around town
who sit on the boards of nonprofits
or who volunteer their time as well.
Build relationships with these people
and you might find yourself employed
at their company.
-- Awards ceremonies. Check the
local paper and chamber of commerce
for scheduled awards ceremonies.
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to attend. You will discover that
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in attendance because they want
to be seen and associated with
winners. Attend the banquet and
you might find yourself seated next
to an influential individual. Reach
out. Introduce yourself and begin
conversation. Each person you meet
is a new addition to your network.
-- Small companies. One advantage
of a small company over a large
corporation is the lack of layers.
Many times, they have the flexibility
to create new jobs on the fly if you
present yourself in a way that
compels them to think you would be
a great addition to the team.
-- Trade journals. It's possible the
trade journals for your industry are
available at your local library. If not,
you may want to subscribe. These
journals can be a great resource to
scope out unadvertised jobs. Read
between the lines of stories. Are
there technological developments in
your field? Are there changes in the
way your industry is funded? Are
there new programs, products or
services that are being developed or
launched? All of these developments
could mean job opportunities. If you
come across an interesting article,
contact the author as a starting point
to launch a conversation.
-- Company websites. Companies
often advertise job openings and
have career information posted on
their websites, and that can open
up a world of positions that aren't
advertised in the classified. Use
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Meet the Candidates


Gulfport Candidates Vie for Ward 1


By Cathy Salustri
This March, Gulfportians across the city will elect a coun-
cilperson for Ward One. Although the candidate will pri-
marily represent Ward One, every resident of Gulfport- no
matter where they live- will decide which of the following
candidates will win the race for Ward One.
We asked the candidates for Ward One to answer the same
set of questions. The Gabber presents the candidates' an-
swers and their interpretations of our questions exactly as
they sent them to us. Between now and the March 9 election,
The Gabber will provide more coverage of each candidate at
the end of February.
Candidate Rosalie Barbieri left the country after the quali-
fying period ended and had not yet returned at press time.


She did not provide an e-mail address on her qualifying pa-
perwork. Anyone with questions for Ms. Barbieri should di-
rect them to the phone number she listed on her paperwork,
(727) 384-9269. At press time, her phone did not appear to
accept messages.
Initially, Gulfport had three elections scheduled. The
mayor, Mike Yakes, had no candidates qualify to run against
him. He retains his seat without having to run a campaign.
Likewise, Jennifer Salmon was the only candidate who
qualified for Ward 3, vacated by outgoing councilman Bob
Worthington.
Next week The Gabber will run
profiles of Yakes and Salmon.
Contact Cathy Salustri at
CathySalustri@TheGabber.com.


The Candidates For Ward I:
Rosalie Barbieri (unreachable for this article) David Hastings Judy Ryerson (incumbent)
Stanley Solomons David Steinke


Judy Ryerson
(incumbent)

Occupation: Retired
Employer: N/A
Education: Graduation
Boca Ciega 1958, some col-
lege and life experience


How long have you lived in Gulfport?
Off and on since 1953
How long have you lived in your ward?
The past 35 years
What experience do you bring to the office?
Worked for the City of Gulfport for 20 years and have spent
the past 45 years in public service through different organi-
zations.

What two issues do you think are the most impor-
tant for Gulfport?
#1 the Budget and fiscal responsibility.
#2 the repair and upkeep of the City infrastructure If our
water and sewer lines break down we are in deep trouble.
#3 Keeping our own police and fire departments.

Where do you stand on the mooring field?
This question is not as cut and dried and some might
think. There are pros and cons on both sides however, the
fact remains that some of those boats sitting off shore are
being lived on and they NEVER move. So were are they dump-
Gabber January 7 January 13, 2010


ing their waste? Yes, we send out the police boat but you
must catch them in the actual act of dumping to do anything
about it also, they are anchored in sand for the most part
and tend to wash ashore during storms often ending up on
private property causing major problems for everyone. I
know the boaters do not want any restriction on their live
styles but the fact remains that in today world with the
population so dense, we must have control over our environ-
ment on water as well as land. If a mooring field is the only
way to get control the I guess I am for it.

How do you think the city can maintain its level
of services without raising taxes, or do you be-
lieve a tax hike may be necessary?
To be honest, I really don't know until we get into the next
budget. Anything can happen. If a tax hike becomes neces-
sary we would still be below the 4.2 we had for 20 years
until they dropped it in 2007.

How well do you think the city has reflected the
changes in the economy in the last few fiscal
years?
Very well. The City has applied sound fiscal judgment
and practices to maintain the tax level, services and still be
able to give us a balanced budget with lower expenditures.
We have not had to lay anyone off, as people leave, only
the most necessary or specially trained positions have been
filled. The City actually has lower general staffing now than
back in 1982. So as of this time we have reduced expendi-
tures, staffing and still maintained all basic services and
public safety.

How can voters contact you with any questions
they may have about your positions, affiliations,
and candidacy? Please feel free to call me on by cell
phone which is always with me at 727-743-9276.










S David C. Hastings

Occupation:
Licensed Certified Public
Accountant
Employer: David C
Hastings, CPA, PA

Education: BS in Ac-
counting from Virginia
Commonwealth University

How long have you lived in Gulfport?
Since 2000
How long have you lived in your ward?
Since 2000
What experience do you bring to the office?
Licensed Certified Public Accountant 1974 to present.
Board Member and President of Pasadena Yacht and Coun-
try Club Master Association 2000 to present.
President Bay Estates Homeowners Association 2000 to
present.
Citizen volunteer board member of the City's General Em-
ployee Pension Board 2003 to present.
Citizen volunteer board member of Gulfport's Planning
and Zoning Board 2007 to present.


What two issues do you think are the most impor-
tant for Gulfport?
Controlling fees and expenditures to maintain needed ser-
vices in this and future economic scenarios, in order to make
Gulfport a safe and attractive city to live, work, and own a
business, while attracting business growth and tourism.
Develop the 49th St. corridor through the recommenda-
tions of EDAC, in order to promote the wants and needs of
the community at large.


Where do you stand on the mooring field?
In an effort to be fiscally responsible, at a time of economic
unrest for the city of gulfport, any consideration of the moor-
ing field will have to be met with considerable scrutiny as to
the cost and effectiveness towards future revenue growth for
the city.

How do you think the city can maintain its level
of services without raising taxes, or do you be-
lieve a tax hike may be necessary?
City Council needs to get more involved in the Budget
process. We need to compare actual expenditures to Budget
rather than take Staffs expenditure recommendations. We
need to constantly evaluate our needed level of services. We
need to approach the City as if we are running a business as
opposed to budgeting from the expenditures to determined
what revenue is needed.


Stanley
Solomons

Occupation: Retired.
Employer: I was a finan-
cial and budget analyst for
Credit Suisse in Zurich,
Switzerland and New York
City before retiring.


/ Education: I have a B.A.
in Anthropology from the
University of Alabama and I completed post-graduate work
in Human Resources Administration.
How long have you lived in Gulfport?
I have lived in Gulfport for 6 years.
How long have you lived in your ward?
I have been a resident of Ward One for 4 years.
What experience do you bring to the office?
I created budgets for Credit Suisse in excess of $400 mil-
lion annually and personally found cost savings of over $1
million in communication expenses for the company. I also
created and reviewed contract terms as a senior contract
analyst.
Prior to my work at Credit Suisse, I worked for the San
Francisco Department of Social Services, connecting citizens
with the medical assistance they needed.

What two issues do you think are the most impor-
tant for Gulfport?
As an elected official, I feel my most important responsi-
bility will be to make sure that our neighborhoods are safe
places for our families and seniors. I will work to ensure
that our emergency services police, fire and EMS have
the funding and equipment they need to accomplish that
goal. I also believe that we need to be good stewards of our
city budget so we can avoid raising taxes and fees in these
tough economic times.

Where do you stand on the mooring field?
The cost of creating a mooring field needs to be weighed
against the cost of moving and cleaning up those ships
which have broken anchor and wound
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How well do you think the city has reflected the
changes in the economy in the last few fiscal
years?
When our economy was booming the City's revenue and
expenditures accelerated greatly but when the economy
soured it seems as if the City was to slow to respond in cut-
ting expenditures, thereby reducing the needed revenues.

How can voters contact you with any questions
they may have about your positions, affiliations,
and candidacy?
Office 727-322-5669
Cell 727-434-0074
E mail: Hastings4CityCouncil@gmail.com






up in the swimming area or on the beach. I am concerned
that this project may be an excessive burden on our city's
taxpayers at a time of declining property tax revenues.
How do you think the city can maintain its level
of services without raising taxes, or do you be-
lieve a tax hike may be necessary?
In the short run, the council needs to look for more places
to realize savings without cutting essential services. It will
not be easy to accomplish, but I think we can do it. I know
I have done it in my career. In the long run, we need to
support our local businesses and encourage new businesses
to locate in the city, particularly along the 49th Street cor-
ridor. This will help increase our tax base and improve the
long term outlook for tax rates in our city.
How well do you think the city has reflected the
changes in the economy in the last few fiscal
years?
Generally speaking, I think our city has done a good job of
maintaining services despite the years of leaner tax rev-
enues. Some of our local businesses have been hurting, but
Gulfport still has some of the best restaurants and shop-
ping opportunities in the county, and we need to make sure
that people know about them. The weaker economy puts a
greater burden on the city to promote Gulfport as a desti-
nation for nearby residents, and that is one of the things I
intend to do if elected to the council.
How can voters contact you with any questions
they may have about your positions, affiliations,
and candidacy?
I can be contacted by email: stansol@hotmail.com or by
phone: 727-492-0895.


a


David Steinke
Occupation: Owner/
President Mariners Cove
Marina (over 32 years)


Employer: Self employed
Education: St. Pete
SCollege, U.S. Navy Tech
Schools, Flight Training,
Yamaha, Mercury & OMC
tech and management
schools.
How long have you lived in Gulfport?
23 years


How long have you lived in your ward?
23 years
What experience do you bring to the office?
Over 40 years of successful business management, common
sense and integrity!
What two issues do you think are the most impor-
tant for Gulfport?
a. Environment : Clean water, clean air
b. Budget concerns: Budget needs to be reevaluated and
appropriate adjustments made to deal with the current
economic times.
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Where do you stand on the mooring field?
The Mooring Field should be put on hold until many ques-
tions are answered. I would not oppose the Mooring Field if
it could be done without damaging the water quality of Boca
Ciega Bay.
How do you think the city can maintain its level
of services without raising taxes, or do you be-
lieve a tax hike may be necessary?
I am sure that if we reevaluate the budget and make ap-
propriate adjustments there will be no need to raise taxes. I
believe taxes should not be raised! Perhaps we should look
at alternative ways to cover services such as outsourcing.

How well do you think the city has reflected the
changes in the economy in the last few fiscal
years?
I am not sure that the council has done enough. Spending
could be less. They should not have raised our taxes!

How can voters contact you with any questions
they may have about your positions, affiliations,
and candidacy?
E-mail: steinkewardl@gmail.com
Phone: 727-687-7330 Web: www.steinkewardl.com



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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during the
past week.
Friday 12/25
Burglary- 1600 BIk 58th St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5000 BIk 15th Ave.
S.
Burglary- 5500 BIk 14th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 5500 BIk Shore Blvd.
S.
Saturday 12/26
Noise Complaint- 5100 BIk 16th Ave.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 700 BIk 60th
St. S.
Theft- 5500 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Domestic Battery- 6300 BIk Pasadena
Pt. Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1600 BIk 54th
St. S.
Suspicious Person- 5100 BIk 12th Ave.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk 16th
Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 5800 BIk 27th Ave.
S.
Sunday 12/27
Reckless Driver- 2500 BIk 49th St. S.


Noise Complaint- 5900 BIk Tangerine
Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk 8th Ave.
S.
Call for Officer- 5100 BIk Gulfport Blvd.
S.
Noise Complaint- 5300 BIk 21st Ave.
S.
Monday 12/28
Throwing Deadly Missile- 4900 BIk
18th Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 1200 BIk 53rd St. S.
Battery- 5200 BIk 17th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 5100 BIk 13th Ave.
S.
Theft- 5500 BIk 28th Ave. S.
Burglary- 3000 BIk Clinton St. S.
Burglary- 5700 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Theft- 5700 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Tuesday 12/29
City/County/Code Ordinance Viola-
tion- 1400 BIk 61st St. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 2800 BIk
Upton St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2800 BIk 52nd
St. S.
Prowler- 5000 BIk Jersey Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk 12th
Ave. S.
Theft- 5100 BIk 25th Ave. S.
Theft- 5500 BIk 28th Ave. S.
Theft- 1000 BIk 49th St. S.
Recovered Stolen Vehicle- 900 BIk
55th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 3100 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.


Crime Awareness Meeting
Submitted by Jeri Reed
The next Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention Meeting will be held
on Monday, January 11 at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center located at
1617 49 Street S. This meeting is citywide so all can share.
We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season and would
like to offer some tips in that area (these tips are a combination of info received
from local police departments)! Avoid shopping alone, stay alert to your sur-
roundings, avoid carrying large amounts of cash, never leave purses unattend-
ed in shopping carts keep it close to your body, carry your wallet in an inside
coat pocket/front pants pocket or zippered pocket, walk to your car with your
keys in your hand, lock your car doors immediately once you get inside.
When shopping on-line you should only use companies you know and trust,
keep your personal information private and your password secure, use secure
websites for purchases by looking for the icon of a locked padlock at the bottom
of the screen or "https" in the URL address.
If your family participates in gift giving, be aware that by putting the boxes
out front for trash pick up, you are alerting passerbys that you have "new
toys". Consider disposing of the packaging by other means. When you get the
"new toys", record the brand name, description, model and serial number for
your records -just in case!
We encourage everyone to attend and participate in our next meeting. For
more information, contact Jeri Reed at 727-548-5566 days and 727-327-3509
evenings or at Jrvolunteer@aol.com.


Wednesday 12/30
Animal Complaint- 1100 BIk 54th St.
S.
Animal Complaint- 5200 BIk 9th Ave.
S.
Domestic Verbal- 2200 BIk Horan Way
S.
Theft- 5100 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Stolen Vehicle- 5500 BIk Shore Blvd S.
Theft- 3000 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Burglary- 2800 Blk Tifton St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 2200 BIk 51st St. S.
Trouble with Individual- Tomlinson
Park.
Trespasser- 1600 BIk 58th St. S.
Thursday 12/31
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls- Lo-
cation Withheld.
Street Obstruction- 1300 BIk 49th St.
S.
Fight in Progress- Tomlinson Park.
Battery- 5100 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Burglary- 5100 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5200 BIk Tangerine
Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 1800 BIk 52nd St. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 2600 BIk Upton St.
S.
Noise Complaint- 2800 BIk Kipps Col-
ony Dr. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 2700 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.



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West Coast Orchid
Society to Meet
The Florida West Coast Orchid
Society will hold their monthly
meeting, on the second Thursday
of the month, January 14, at
the Pinellas County Cooperative
Extension (Botanical Gardens),
12175 125 Street N. in Largo. An
educational class with Michael Polin
will be held at 7 p.m., with a short
meeting at 7:30 p.m. followed by a
presentation from Francisco Miranda
on Brazilian Orchids. An orchid sale,
raffle, and refreshments follow.
Visitors are welcome. Free admission
and parking. For more information,
please call 727 733-8167.

Beta Sigma Phi
Sunshine City Council's Ways and
Means annual Spaghetti Dinner/
Cook-off and Dessert Auction will be
held on Saturday, January 16 from
5-7 p.m. at Five Towns Magnolia
Club House, 58th Ave. and 79th St.
N. Members and guests will enjoy a
delicious spaghetti dinner complete
with homemade desserts. A Dessert
Auction will be held featuring a
variety of homemade desserts.
The winner of the spaghetti sauce
competition will be awarded the
"Golden Spoon" for the year. Cost is
$8.50 for adults and $3 for children
2-10 years old. For reservations
contact Kay Ansel at 343-5117 or
Linda Wilmoth at 498-7359.
Laureate Epsilon Theta's next
regular meeting will be held on
Wednesday, January 13 at the home
of Janet Taylor at 7 p.m. Sharon
Ingram will present the program.
For more information, contact
Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

Ombudsman Program
Needs Volunteers
Florida's Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Program needs
volunteers tojoin its corps of dedicated
advocates who protect the rights of
elders residing in nursing homes,
assisted living facilities and adult
family care homes. The program's
local councils are seeking additional
volunteers to identify, investigate
and resolve residents' concerns.
Special training and certification is
provided.
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about protecting the health, safety,
welfare and rights of long-term care
facility residents -- who often have no
one else to advocate for them -- are
encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-
0404 or visit the program's Web site
at http://ombudsman.myflorida.com.

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hold their Annual Card/Game Party
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By Cathy Salustri

Q: Gulfport tests the water along its beaches every week for enterococci and
fecal coliform. One week out of every month the counts are much higher than
the other weeks. How come?
A: No one seems to know. According to Gulfport's Public Works Director,
Don Sopak, city staff can "find no pattern to explain why sampling values are
higher in one week of the month."
As Sopak points out, "the week of the higher reading varies from month to
month." He also suggests the weather and the tides have some effect, but the
test results don't indicate the time of day staff took the sample, so there's no
way to check the results against the tides.
Sopak reminded The Gabber that, except for one week in February 2009, the
enterococci bacteria remained in the "good" range (under 35). That week in
February the results fell in the moderate range. The fecal coliform samples, de-
spite the higher readings, all stayed in the "good" range (under 199) as well.
For more information on what these numbers mean, look over this month's
water quality report in this week's paper. For more information on beach sam-
pling, visit the Florida Healthy Beaches program's web site at (http://esetapps-
doh.doh. state.fl.us/irm00beachwatr/t/erms.htm )

City of St. Pete Beach
By Kate Bradshaw

Q: Hey, the other day, when I was driving to Fort De Soto, I saw one of
those flashy electronic signs just before the Bayway tollbooth the best toll-
booth, hands-down, in the state, by the way announcing that I would soon be
approaching said tollbooth. This sign seemed to have recently materialized out
of nowhere. Now, I have successfully passed through the booth for years now
without any help from a gigantic and expensive-looking electronic sign. Why is
it there? Don't these signs usually announce things like construction and other
potential road hazards?
A: The answer is simple. This taxpayer-funded type of signage made head-
lines last year when a number of brilliant and courageous individuals in Aus-
tin, Texas hacked into a handful of the signs and programmed messages like
"CAUTION! ZOMBIES! AHEAD!!!" into their display screens. And just last
month, Gainesville hackers posted "ZOMBIE ATTACK!! EVACUATE" during
the morning commute. While announcing an upcoming toll is not nearly as
awesome, the sign does serve a purpose, says Florida Department of Trans-
portation spokesperson Kristen Carson. There was once a plain, non-electronic
sign advertising the toll, albeit more nonchalantly, from the side of the road at
that juncture, she says. "We have a sign replacement project under construc-
tion right now," she says. "There used to be a permanent sign structure there,
which has been removed due to construction." One may then wonder why what
seems like a perfectly effective road sign would need to be replaced. "The signs
are being replaced to bring them up to codes for hurricane strength," Carson
says.

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

Old Cell Phones Can
Be Lifeline for Seniors
Donate your old cell phones to the
Senior Safety Phone Project, which
provides seniors in Pinellas and Pasco
counties with free emergency cell
phones. The Area Agency on Aging
of Pasco Pinellas collects donated
cell phones, tests and charges the
phones, and then distributes them to
seniors in the community. For a full
list of the donation and distribution
sites in Pasco and Pinellas counties,
please call the Senior Helpline at
1-800-96ELDER (1-800-963-5337).


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It's easy to assume that if folks
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exercising or eating better.
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A recent University of Vermont
study of men and women who were
overweight or obese found that when
their normal TV viewing hours
were dramatically slashed, the
participants' calorie consumption
and sleep habits did not change. On
the other hand, they burned more
calories per day, about 120 more
than a control group that continued
to watch as much TV as always.
The extra calories burned did not
generally come from exercise. A few
participants reported walking their
dogs more or taking a yoga class, but
most of energy spent came from doing
ordinary activities, such as reading
more, playing board games with
children or doing household chores.
The researchers concluded that even
minor changes in daily activity levels
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manual and a class covering basic
charting in local waters. For the $40
fee you also are awarded a certificate
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to learn everything you need to know
to feel secure on the water.
You may start any Thursday.
Course completion may help with
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A Greener View

By Jeff Rugg


Garden Resolutions
With the start of a new year, we
get to reflect on the changes we
want to make in our lives. Many of
us are gardeners because we enjoy
the seasonal transformations in the
landscape and can make changes
to our gardens. Even in the middle
of winter, we are thinking about
gardening and plan to make changes
as we get each new garden catalog in
the mail.
One of the ways to make garden
changes a fun project is to resolve
to keep a photographic journal of
your garden. Use your cell phone
camera or other digital camera to
take pictures of the areas that need
adjusting. You can print the pictures
at your leisure. Write notes what
you plan to do in the garden that
goes with the picture in an album.
Planning ahead will make all of your
gardening tasks easier.
Another fun resolution is learning
more about gardening. Resolve to
take a gardening class with your
local extension office, which is part
of your state university. All year
long, they offer local classes on many
gardening subjects. Another aspect
of the learning process is to go and
see what others are doing.
Resolve to try new plants in your
garden. Don't just replant red
geraniums in the flowerpot on the
patio. Skip the dracaena spike and
asparagus ferns by the front door
and try mixing up the flowers in new
combinations.
In the vegetable garden, try at least
one new vegetable that you have
never grown. Not that adventurous?
Then try at least one new variety of
tomato.
To help your garden and landscape
grow better and healthier this
year, I have a few more suggested
resolutions. Repeat after me.
I resolve to add more mulch
to my flower beds where it will
decrease weeds, saving me money
on weed killers and protecting the
environment from useless weed
killer applications.
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I resolve to take the money-wasting
mulch off the trunks of my trees, so
it stops looking like the mountain of
mulch is holding the tree up. Mulch
piled on tree trunks kills trees; it
doesn't help them.
I resolve to save time and money by
pruning my trees and shrubs in their
natural shapes, not goofy squares
and balls.
I resolve to find out what disease
or insect is affecting my plant before
I pollute my yard with poisons that

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strolling through the yard to smell
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Bogie Varsity Boys
Lose a Tough One to
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By Leigh Clifton

In a very loud and very packed
Robinson gym Tuesday night,
the Bogie Varsity boys and Gibbs
squared off to play a friendly game
of basketball. But whenever these
two teams meet, it's never friendly,
it's always physical and Tuesday
night's game certainly lived up to
the hype. From the opening tip off,
Bogie was dominating, but Gibbs
answered with the lightening fast
speed of Gibbs' 5'9" guard Charlie
Brooks, who aggressively charged
his way through the Bogie defense,
trying to wear it down.


At the half, Bogie led by one, 25-24
and the teams stayed neck in neck.
Bogie's Norman Williams' massive
rim-hanging dunk got the crowd
on their feet, but Gibbs answered
with a tough man to man defense
that bottled Bogie up and made for
several turnovers. There were some
questionable calls by the referees on
Bogie, especially at the four minute
mark, when Williams was called for
traveling. The Bogie crowd booed
and Coach Truman looked sideways
at the ref. Gibbs took full advantage
and eventually pulled away 47-42. It
was a tough loss for the Pirates who
are now 9-5 overall and 1-2 in their
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Largo ..................... 78
12-28-09
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Dunedin.................. 26
12-29-09
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Tampa Catholic ......53
12-30-09
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Gibbs 73
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Gibbs .....................47
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Boca Ciega............ 75
Largo ...................... 32
12-28-09
Boca Ciega............47
Riverview ...............30
12-30-09
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Sarasota ...............49

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Gabber January 7- January 13, 2010







Free Acupuncture
Clinic for Veterans
Acupuncturists Without Borders
is offering a free acupuncture clinic
to provide treatment for veterans,
their families, and their health
care workers. These acupuncture
treatments address stress, insomnia,
post-traumatic stress syndrome,
depression and anxiety. The clinic is
held at Unity of St. Petersburg, 6168
First Avenue N. in St. Petersburg at
7:30 p.m. every Thursday. The clinic
is free, donations are welcome. For
further information, please call 727-
204-5203.

Learn about
Toastmasters Club
Toastmasters is a positive learning
environment where leaders develop
professional skills needed in this
tough economy. You will learn to
evaluate your current skills, have
productive discussions at work,
practice speaking in front of a
people, control nervousness, take on
new roles, and develop yourself as a
leader.
City Power Toastmasters is a
non-profit organization devoted
to continuing leadership skills
in a relaxed, diverse and upbeat
atmosphere. Join them every
Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m., One
Fourth Street N., Municipal Services
Building, 6th Floor, Room 600,
downtown St. Petersburg. Guests
are always welcome. For more
information call 893-7918.

Free Phones for
Hearing-Impaired
The Deaf and Hearing Connection
recently announced the addition
of several new telephones, TTYS
and captioned telephones available
through its no charge equipment
distribution program. Deaf and
Hearing Connection offers amplified
telephones and related equipment at
no cost topermanent Florida residents
who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/
blind or speech-impaired.
This telecommunications access
program is funded by a surcharge
currently on all Florida telephone
consumers' bills. Equipment is
available by appointment Monday

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through Friday at the Deaf and
Hearing Connection's main office
located at 7821 Seminole Boulevard
in Seminole or at satellite locations
throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough
counties. For a complete list of
distribution locations or to schedule
an appointment, call 727-399-9983
(Voice) or 727-399-9422 (TTY).
The Deaf and Hearing Connection,
Tampa Bay's only non-profit hearing
center, also offers free hearing
screenings by appointment, low cost
hearing aids, cleaning and repairs.


The Deaf and Hearing Connection
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Too Much 'Stuff'
Most of us are surveying the
damages right now. All the packages
are unwrapped and scattered under
the tree; the credit cards are maxed
out; we're exhausted. Now we have
to decide where to put all the new
stuff, especially those new gadgets
for which we waited in line during
the wee hours after Thanksgiving
because we just had to have them.
"Less than 1 percent of all the
consumer goods bought and sold
during the holiday season will be
in use six months from now," says
Annie Leonard in "The Story of
Stuff," a short film produced by Free
Range Studios and available for free
at http://www.StoryOfStuff.com.
"The Story of Stuff' chronicles
the life of consumer goods from the


"cradle to the grave" and offers an
alternative vision to our consumerist
culture. Leonard points out that we
have lost our identities as mothers,
farmers, firemen, teachers, etc.; we
have become consumers.
Indeed, we are defined by what
we consume and are targeted
demographically by stuff peddlers
from infancy to old age. In our
culture, we feel awkward if we don't
have "the right stuff' -- fashionable
clothes, flashy "bling" and the
newest techno-gadgets. What we
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of our national addiction to stuff.
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in one year than our grandparents
did in their whole lifetimes. We
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Melissa Everett, executive director
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"not filling a spiritual need with a
material thing." People buy stuff for
many reasons, but for a substantial
segment of our population, shopping
is an addiction.
"Compulsive shopping or spending
can be a seasonal balm for the
depression, anxiety and loneliness
during the December holiday
season," says professor Ruth Engs of
Indiana University.
If living more simply is one of your
New Year's resolutions, here are a
few suggestions:
--Author and therapist April Lane
Benson, who wrote "I Shop, Therefore
I Am," recommends that before you
make an impulse purchase, ask
yourself: Why am I here? How do I
feel? Do I need this? What if I wait?
How will I pay for it? Where will I
put it?
--Buy used or borrow things from
friends and neighbors before buying
new things.
--Repair and mend rather than
replace; upgrade computers instead
of buying new ones.
--Develop habits of zero waste.
Use both sides of paper; carry your
own mugs and shopping bags; get
printer cartridges refilled instead
of replaced; compost food scraps;
avoid bottled water and other over-
packaged products.
-- "The average person in the U.S.
watches TV for more than four hours
a day," notes "The Story of Stuff."
"Four hours each day are filled with
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Attorney Keith Sanders Handles Bankruptcies with Experience and Sensitivity
By Greg Stem


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

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


assess your situation and see how
it might be best for you to proceed.
Bankruptcy can be one solution to
getting back on your feet financially,
but it may not be the best or only so-
lution for you. As an experienced pro-
fessional, I can help you sort through
those issues and see what is right for
you," he noted.
Sanders has held a number of semi-
nars and written professional papers
concerning bankruptcy law in gen-
eral, ECF requirements and new is-
sues. He is a former director of the
Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar
of Georgia.
Outside of the courtroom, Sanders
lives in an unusual home in Gulfport
that was one of the featured prop-
erties in last year's Pink Flamingo
Tour of Homes. It has a tree grow-
ing right up through the floor and
up through the ceiling of his kitchen.
He has three dogs and a cat. When
he was living in Atlanta he was very
involved with helping raise funds for
a number of AIDS service organiza-
tions. He is hoping to get involved
with local charitable groups as soon
as possible.
Keith Sanders, Esq.
The Law Group of Andre Keith
Sanders, P.A.
6702 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-209-0744
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1BR NEWLY RENOVATED-Apt. 1/2 Block
from Beach Blvd and 2 Blocks to Beach. 1-2
people. $550/Mo. 1st/last/security. Pet ok 727-
612-9446.
APARTMENTS FOR RENT-St. Pete Studio
Apts. from $450/Mo., 1BR's from $550/Mo.,
2BR's from $650/Mo. Vouchers & Section 8
OK.727-804-5596.

SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCY- All Utilities In-
cluded. 727-289-3588. Also need Part Time
Caregiver.
MOVE-IN SPECIAL- No Security Deposit: all
includes W/S/G. Upstairs studio $425, 1 BR
w/storage at 2715 54th St. S., Upstairs 1BR
at 2725 54th St. S., Large 1 BR $625 at 2210
53rd St. St. Call 727-452-5942
2401 QUINCY ST. S.-2BR/1 BA. Florida Room
could be Used as 3rd Bedroom. CHA, Eat-in
Kitchen, Laundry, Fenced yard. $750/Mo. 727-
365-9390.

GULFPORT 2BR/1BA. HOUSE- 5725 23rd
Ave. S., Great Deal on quiet Street. Wood
floors. CHA, Screened sun porch. Huge
Fenced Back Yard. Lots of parking. W/D hook-
up. Small pet OK, $700/mo. Annual lease. Call
Sandy 727-418-2242
SOUTH PASADENA- Park St. Large Unfur-
nished Efficiency. Annual Lease. $525/Mo. &
Security. No Pets. 727-804-4431.

GULFPORT ART DISTRICT- 3 room Apt.
Courtyard, clean & quiet,. $475/mo. 727-343-
7933.
WATERFRONT St. Pete, 3/2/2, Near Trea-
sure Island Bridge, Excellent Condition &
View, Yacht Club Estates, See the Sunsets.
$1750/mo. 345-7036.
GULFPORT, LAYLOW BUNGALOWS-2831
50th St. S., 1BR $595, 2BR $795, 3BR $850.
Plus Security. Low Move-in, Pets Ok, Info and
Pics on Craigs list. 727-742-5140.
3BR/1BA/1CG HOME-535 35th St. S. Large
Living and Dining Room. Big Corner Lot. $900/
Mo. Pets Ok. 727-515-6568.
ST PETE BEACH APT.-2BR, Completely
Renovated, Handicap Accessible $850/Mo.
w/yearly lease. 727-363-3050.

1 BEDROOM FOR RENT-5877 Fairfield Ave.
S. $525/Mo. +$250/Dep. Contact Sue @ 727-
688-8239.
BEACH BLVD. SPACIOUS APT-plus Office.
High Ceilings, Wood Floors, Loads of Charm.
Reasonable Rent for Quiet Professional. By
Appt. 727-322-6447.
WATERFRONT-PASADENA-What a View!
1BR/1BA Condo. W/D, Carport, Pool, Gated
"Adult" Community. Annual Lease THE SUN
TEAM 727-345-0099.

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Condo, St. Pete, $795, 2BR/2BA House, Gulf-
port, $950, $500 Security. Call Ken 727-417-
1462.
1BR FURNISHED-Renovated Cottages or
Mobile Homes. St. Pete Location. Reasonably
Priced. Good Tenants Only. Very Few Left.
Weekly/ Month 727-410-6599.
GULFPORT NEAR BEACH-1.5 miles to
Stetson. 1BR Apt. Nice, Clean, W/D. No Pets.
$540/Mo. No Application Fee. 4926 29th Ave.
S. 727-543-1789 or 727-729-0385.
HUGE INDOOR POOL Hillcrest 6170 7th
Ave. N. Large 3Br/3BA, clean, beautiful home
in great neighborhood. CHA, Laundry room w/
washer/dryer. Tile Floors, Pool Service, Lawn
Service, three car carport. $2195. 530-235-
2222.
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
UNFURNISHED 64TH ST. S. Gulfport, Im-
maculate, Large 1BR/1BA, $600/mo. Water,
Sewer & Garbage Paid. Laundry Room, Quiet,
Near Pasadena Shopping & Bus. Walk to Stet-
son. 798-8837.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT COTTAGE-
2BR/1BA/2CG, Screened Porch, $850/Mo.
Call Cheryl, 727-420-7877.
1611 40TH ST. S. HOUSE-2BR/1BA, W/D
Hookup, Wall A/C & Heat. $650/Mo. or $725
w/Water, + Security. No Pets/Drugs. Mature
Adults Needed. 727-804-8674.
TOWN SHORES KENMORE-1BR Deluxe.
Immaculate. Parking at Security Door. Annual
$660/Mo. 1st/Last, Security Deposit. Cable/
Gas/Water Included. Non-Smoker. 978-621-
4846 or 978-621-2059.
GULFPORT MARINA DUPLEX- Quiet Neigh-
borhood, 2BR, CHA, W/D, Garage. $725/Mo.
Non Smoker Preferred 727-327-2842.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-2 Story 4BR/2BA
4 blocks to Beach. Call 727-290-9397 for De-
tails.
TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
ST. PETE BEACH CONDO-2BR/1.5BA. 1
Block to Upham Beach. 1st Floor, Fla. Room,
No Pets/Smoking. Background Check. $975/
Mo. 727-644-6961.
CHATEAU TOWER-2BR/2BA, New Appli-
ances including W/D. Balcony and Carport. No
Pets. Fantastic Waterview. Yearly lease $950/
Mo. Possible Option to Buy. 727-360-4123.
LARGE FURNISHED ROOM-$450/Mo. Full
House Privileges, Private Entrance, Parking,
W/D, Electric, Water, Cable/Wireless. Refrig-
erator. Included. No Smoking/Pets, 727-916-
0916.
3/1 HOME NEW FLOORS- Paint, Ample Park-
ing, Pet Okay, Large Lawn, Convenient ot All.
$1000/Mo. Call Carol, 727-866-0929.
LAKE SEMINOLE HOUSE-3BR/3BA/2CG.
With Covered Boat Lift. 2 Out Buildings for
Storage. Newly Remodeled. $1500/Mo. and
Deposit. 727-254-7760.

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KENWOOD 2800 2nd Ave. N. Large 2BR/
1BA, Wood Floors, Livingroom, Diningroom,
Laundry Room w/washer/dryer, New CHA,
Den and Small Office. First, Security, and ap-
plication w/references. $895. 530-235-2222.
WATERFRONT CONDO 1BR/1BA-Maximo
Area, Dock, Balcony, Covered Parking, Tile
Floors, Free Cable & Water. $595/Mo. + De-
posit. No Pets. 345-5837.
SMARTLY REDONE 2BR- Kitchen, Refriger-
ator, Range, Microwave, Laundry Room, Tile
Floors, New Doors/Windows/Ac. Covered Pa-
tio w/Storage. Fenced Yard. 3862 12th Ave. S.
$685/Mo. Call 347-3555 or 727744-1335.
NICE GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOOD 3BR/
1BA House, Fenced Yard, Screened Back
Porch, Wood Flooring, Washer/Dryer, CHA,
5206 10th Ave. S. $925/mo. 727-482-5759.
STUDIO APT.-Overlooks Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently
located. Includes All Utilities/Cable/Internet.
Credit Check Required. 727-688-7622.
SEMINOLE/LARGO- 2BR/2BA, Remodeled,
C/H/A, W/D, Screened Balcony, Carport. Walk
to Schools. Great Neighborhood. $1100/Mo. &
Utilities, Cable/Water included. Pets OK. 647-
6780 After 5 p.m.
LES CHATEAUX CONDO-2BR/2BA. New
Paint/Carpet. Water, Garbage, Cable Included.
Heated Pool, Clubhouse, Tennis and Shop-
ping. Non Smoking, No Pets, Adults. $850/Mo.
plus Security and Lease. 727-539-9800.
CONDO 55+-1BR/1BA with Den, Ground
Floor, Lake View. Parking at front Door. Pool,
840sqft. Tyrone Mall area. $585/Mo. 727-710-
1253.
GULFPORT 1BR/1BA APT.- 5 Blocks from
the beach, New Paint, New Floors, $600/mo.
$300 Security Deposit. 727-347-1017.
GULFPORT 2BR DUPLEX-2107 55th St. S.,
$595/mo. Clean, on quiet Street. Ceramic Tile.
CHA. Lots of rear parking. Great neighbors.
Small pet OK. No Section 8 727-418-2242
CHATEAU TOWER- S. Pasadena. 1 BR/1.5BA,
Beautiful Waterview (sunset/rise) All New,
Cable, Storm Shutters, Balcony, W/D, Pool,
Gym, Spa. Yearly 727-347-1738.
2BR APT. IN GREAT GP-Neighborhood. Tile
Floors throughout, Lots of storage. Nice Yard.
Walking Distance to Town, Minutes to Beach.
$650/Mo. plus $600 Security 727-328-1810.
NORTHWEST/TYRONE-Area. 1BR/1BA, 2
Car Garage, Residence, Years Lease. 5915
29th Ave. N. No Pets, Non Smoker, Indoor
Laundry, More. $1200+ Security and last
Month. Call George 727-452-5307.
READY NOW-2BR Furnished Apt. Internet
Access and Off St. Parking Available. All utili-
ties included. Including Cable. $900/Mo. 727-
321-4191.
WATERFRONT-1 Bedroom Duplex. Walk to
Private Beach. Dock, Screened Patio, Wide
View. All Utilities Including Cable. Non-Smok-
ing. Annual. $1295/Mo. 727-479-4089.

TOWN SHORES
CHATHAM 55+
1BR/1BA Deluxe, Top Floor, Totally Remod-
eled. Partially Furnished, No Pets/Smoking.
$700/Mo. First/Last/Deposit, Annual. Water,
Cable, Gas Included. References. Available
Now. 727-204-0149.


4645YARMOUTH ST.S.-4BR/2BA, $1075/Mo.
+$400/Dep. 1230 46th St. S. 3BR/1BA, $850/
Mo. +$300/Dep. 4457 Burlington Ave. N. 2BR/
1 BA $725/Mo. +$325/Dep. OTHER PROPER-
TIES AVAILABLE. Section 8 Welcome. Con-
tact Sue @ 727-688-8239.
LARGE 2BR/1BA-Central Gulfport, Updated,
W/D, Quiet, Fenced Back Yard, Pets OK, MI-
CHAEL SCHAFFER-REALTY RESOURCES,
727-409-1347.


SEASONAL RENTAL- 2Br/1BA, Kitchen,
Dishwasher, Range w/Self Cleaning Oven,
Microwave. Hardwood & Tile Floors. Every-
thing Lovely. Screened Porch, Parking for RV
or Boat. Asking $1250, 3 or 4 Month Rental
Preferred. 5125 4th Ave. N., S.P. Call 727-347-
3555.
SEASONAL POSSIBLE ANNUAL- 1st Floor,
2BR/2BA, Den, Across from Clubhouse.
Brand New Kitchen & Appliances, 55+. Patriot
Square. No Pets/Smokers. $1350/Mo. 845-
426-5535.

BOAT SLIP INCLUDED
Maximo Marina Area, Completely Remodeled
1BR/1BA Waterfront, Beautifully Furnished,
Covered Parking, On Busline, Yearly $950/Mo.
Seasonal $1500/Mo. 727-867-5536.

SEASONAL GULFPORT EFFICIENCY.- (fur-
nished). Nice and Clean. Walk to Art District
in Gulfport. Prefer Single Working person.
No Smoking/Pets. $700/Mo. 3mo. minimum.
Cable/Utilities Included. 727-644-6194.
808 13TH ST. N.-St. Pete, Ex-Large 1Br/1Ba,
A/C's, New Carpet, Part Utilities Inc. Petless,
Porch, Park Nearby $550/Mo. $400/Dep. 458-
7899.



ROOMMATE WANTED GULFPORT- Full
House Privileges. Cable, W/D, Fireplace.
$350/Mo. $100 Security. 727-403-5615.
MAXIMO MOORINGS-Behind Marina, Large
Pool Home, Furnished Room, TV, W/D, Private
Bath, Utilities Included, $500/Mo. + $100 Se-
curity. Robin, 727-776-8610.
2BR/1BA HOUSE-Large Yard. Male Preferred,
40 plus. No Smoking/Drugs. $125/wk. Includes
Utilities and Washer/Dryer. 727-347-9946.

HOME TO SHARE-Furnished, Cable, Con-
crete Parking, Washer & Dryer, Fenced Prop-
erty, Utilities Included. Non Smoking, Security
Deposit, $100/Wk. 727-323-1039.
ROOMMATE WANTED- Pasadena/Gulfport.
Full House Privileges, Utilities & Wireless
Internet Included. 727-623-1432 or 727-344-
0509.
HUGE FURNISHED ROOM-in Very Nice
Home. Private mini Frig., Large Closet, Close
to bus line, $95/wk. Includes all Utilities and
Basic Cable. Tim 727-698-3506.
FURNISHED ROOM-with Bonus Area. Kitch-
enette & Washer/Dryer (for your use only).
Close to Busline. $125/Wk. Tim 727-698-
3506.

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