Title: Gabber
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089435/00123
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Title: Gabber
Alternate Title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann,
George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: January 14, 2010
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
Coordinates: 27.750556 x -82.708611 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
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Volume ID: VID00123
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since 19681


Every Thursday

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this week...

Gem, Jewelry &
Mineral Show
see page 2

Gulfport Celebrates
Arbor Day
see page 5

Friday Open
Air Market
see page 6

Job Fair Today
see page 7

H1N1 Vaccinations
see page 12

Women's Club
Annual Fundraiser
see page 16

Town Shores Bocce
see page 19

Public Comment
Heard At Council
see page 20

Pink Flamingo Home
Tour Search
see page 21

Gulfport Elementary
Yard Sale
see page 27


Beach Commission
Votes Down Coconut
Inn Rezone
SAINT PETE BEACH Perhaps one of the
most contentious issues to hit Pass-A-Grille
in recent memory, the issue of whether the
Coconut Inn owner Joe Caruso should be
allowed to rebuild in the event of catastrophe
or obsolescence has been put to rest for
now. The debate lasted more than six hours,
with dozens of residents and other interested
parties speaking in favour of and against
the change. Neighbors were concerned over
a perceived intrusion into a residential area.
Most hotels in Pass-A-Grille occur along the
area's main thoroughfares; the Coconut Inn
sits one lot in from Gulf Way.
See Coconut Inn, page 2

St. Pete Beach
Roberta Whipple
By Kate Bradshaw
It takes a
lifetime to
embody a place,
and that's
. what Roberta
Whipple gave.
The vivacious
J for St. Pete
Beach Public
Library recently passed away of
ovarian cancer at age 59, but her
community will never forget her
"She just exuded St. Pete Beach,"
said Maryjane Hyatt, who runs the
youth services section of the library.
"She talked to everybody. She got
them involved. She got people
interested in the library. She was so
enthusiastic and so excited."
Her passion for St. Pete Beach and
her knack for research have helped
put the town on the map.
See Whipple, page 31

Rusty Ercius, of Pass-A-Grille, a vehement opponent
of the Coconut Inn rezone.

Gulfport Council Says No

Bench Advertising
By Cathy Salustri

For now, benches in Gulfport will not have advertising.
At a special council meeting Tuesday evening Gulfport
city council indefinitely tabled an ordinance that would
allow advertising on benches and in bus shelters.
The bench issue surfaced repeatedly during the
public comment session of regular council meetings. It
started when Representative Rick Kriseman met with
several Gulfport councilmembers and proposed giving
Gulfport free benches with one caveat- the Lion's Club
would be allowed to sell advertising on these benches.
Many Gulfport residents, however, opposed the idea,
as did several councilmembers.
"We're inundated by advertising everywhere we go,"
councilmember Sam Henderson said "The fact is, you
can't legislate tacky. It's a subjective thing."
"When this first started I was all for the whole idea,"
councilmember Judy Ryerson said, but added that the
more she considered it and drove through areas where
such signs were allowed, the less she liked the idea.
"Not once in the past two years have I heard anybody
say that we need benches or that there is a shortage of
them," resident Margarete Tober told council.
Earlier in the meeting councilmember Michele
King asked if there was a need for benches without
advertising; city manager Jim O'Reilly told her yes.
See Benches, page 4

Coconut Grove,
from front page
Caruso had agreed to limit the
height of rebuilt structures, forfeit
ancillary use, and that he would not
start any rebuild projects for at least
five years.
"This case is not about preservation
of a mom and pop... we're talking
about redevelopment here," said
David Bacon, the attorney who spoke
on the behalf of 33 petitioners who
were against changes to the city's
comprehensive plan that would allow
for the rezone.

Caruso and his attorney, among
others, insisted that the request had
more to do with livelihood and his
ability to remain competitive in the
Those who spoke at the quasi-
judicial hearing ranged from
residents who painted dramatic
pictures of debauchery to planners
and attorneys with in-depth but
not so colorful understandings of
the intricacies of the case.
The commission waited until nearly
one in the morning to vote. Mayor
Mike Finnerty and Vice Mayor Al
Halpern cast the two "no" votes.

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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.

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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that batteries be replaced every 3 years for maximum reliability. Our Interstate
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Gabber January 14 -January 20, 2010

]Vews from the
julfport .Historical Society

Book Tie-In
with Musical
In keeping with "Gulfport, The
Musical", History of Gulfport
books will be available in the lobby
of the Hickman Theatre during
performances. Three books are
currently available, the pictorial
history, and the "Definitive History
of Gulfport" Volumes I and II. Also
on sale will be Historical Museum
t-shirts and coffee mugs. All sales
benefit the Gulfport Historical

New Museum
The Gulfport Historical Museum
recently acquired two new items a
100 year old pump organ and a Ca.
1920s RCA Victrola, which plays
78 RPM records. The Historical
Society thanks Mrs. Beth Jackson
for donating these wonderful

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(727) 321-6965 (fax) 327-7830
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The views and opinions expressed in this publication are not
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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.

Benches, from front page
Vice-Mayor Bob Worthington
suggested that rather than putting
advertising on benches, the city look
into using local artists to decorate
"The painted benches I think are
wonderful," Councilmember Michele
King said, referring to pictures of
such benches shown earlier in the
council meeting.
Council made no decision about
painted benches but ultimately tabled
the ordinance to allow advertising on
"I think you should open it up to the
public at a second reading. I actually
think the changes that staff made are
important," King said, adding that
rather than tabling the ordinance
council should have the opportunity
to vote for or against it.
"I really don't see anything good
about putting any signs on these
benches. I'm for taking a vote and
killing it," councilmember Ryerson
said, although she voted to table the
issue indefinitely.
Henderson and King voted against
tabling the issue while Yakes,
Ryerson and Worthington voted for
tabling the issue.

Free Movie "Horton
Hears a Who"
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
exists. Great voice over characters:
Jim Carey and Steve Carell. At any
age, you will laugh out loud and enjoy
this hilarious Dr. Seuss movie!
Be sure to bring chairs, blankets,
family and friends by Boca Ciega Bay
under the stars! The Teen Council
will provide concessions for purchase.
And best of all, the movie is free!
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


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Gabber January 14 -January 20, 2010


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.

Volunteers Wanted
The City of South Pasadena is looking
for residents to volunteer to help with
city events. For information, call City
Hall at 347-4171.

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The Senior Center
Health Fair
Mark your calendar for the Gulfport
Senior Center 4-day Annual Health
& Beauty Fair starting Tuesday,
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!

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

Safe Boating Cou
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Wednesday, January 20
Lunch: 12:30 pm/Seminar: 1:00 pm

St. Alban's Episcopal Church
3308 85th Avenue St. Pete Beach
(Corner of 85th Avenue and Boca Ciega Dr)
TO RSVP CALL 800-667-4576
Space is limited so reserve early.

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Mark S. Eichenbaum, MD
Board Certified in Geriatric
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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.

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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Tampa Bay Job &
Career Fair Today
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
managerial positions. 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

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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.

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
put out a monthly schedule with a
start date.

Nancy Thomas, MS, RD, LD/N
Registered Dietitian

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
12 Noon

Light lunch will be served.

Palms of Pasadena Hospital
in the Professional Building
1609 Pasadena Avenue South, Boca Ciega Room

Call 1-800-667-4576 for more information
or reservations. Space is limited.

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Are you 13-19 years of age?
Are you interested in becoming a part of
changing the way people view teens?
The Gulfport Teen Council is looking for you! Teen members' involvement
includes working with the City Council concerning equipment recommenda-
tions; budgetary considerations for City's parks and recreation programs; and
provide recommendations, suggestions and assistance with youth events for
city-sponsored festivals/programs. Teen Council members also gain valuable
community experiences by attending local and state conferences, participating
in community service projects and by representing the best of the City's youth.
Get involved today! There is one vacant regular member position and two va-
cant alternate member positions available. Applications may be picked up at
the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Boulevard S. or City Hall, 2401 53
Street S. Positions are open until filled. A recommendation/reference letter is
required from a principal, school counselor, teacher or an adult not related to
applicant attached with the application.

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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 li,-..',r of the
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.

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
727-329-8657 or sign up online at

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150 49th St. N.
im2B ^ 321-1088
j www.TriniyStPete.org
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
Rev. Gave Bosley-Mitchell, Pastor

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

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Metaphysical Community Church
1950 2nd Ave. No., St. Petersburg
(727) 822-8628 (727) 822-3157
Sunday Worship Services 11:00 am
1/16 Shustah Seminar 10:30 3:30pm
1/18 Study of Tarot 7pm
1/19 Beginning Astrology 7pm
1/20 Intuitive Development 7pm
Check our WEBSITE for Classes/Events

and Card Party
Our Savior Lutheran Church
Womens Guild, 301 58 Street S.
in St. Petersburg will host their
Annual Mini Luncheon and Card
Party on Thursday, January 28 from
12 noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are $6 and
many door prizes will be available.
Phone Barbara Poston at 343-4231
or Erna Hall at 360-1576 for ticket
information. Public is invited.

Shop Thrift,
Boutique and Gift Shops
Pasadena Community Church has
three stores at one location (Pasa-
dena Avenue and Second Avenue S.).
Thrift and boutique are open from
9-12 Wednesday and Saturday. Gift
store is open from 10-2 on Wednes-
day only.

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

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for more information on placing your ad in this special section


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.

Movie at St. Luke's
on Friday
St. Luke's opens it community
room for another year of movies, and
start this year off with "Night at the
Museum: Battle for the Smithsonian"
Friday January 15. This 105 minute
PG rated movie stars Ben Stiller,
Amy Adams, Robin Williams,
Owen Wilson, and many more was
released May 2009 and received 6
out of 10 stars. Security guard Larry
Daley (Ben Stiller) infiltrates the
Smithsonian Institute in order to
rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who
have been shipped to the museum by
mistake and when the lights go out
the battle begins!
Please join them at 6 p.m. at 4444
Fifth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg.
Chairs provided or bring your own.
Concessions available for purchase.
For more information please call
321-1335 or visit www.st-lukesumc.


Welcomes You
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Terriflc Tuesday............... 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Gabber January 14 -January 20, 2010

Join Us For
Wednesday Healing Eucharist 11am
Sunday Sam & 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

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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. And
quite a story it is!
Many years ago, The Great
Hurricane of 1921 destroyed and
changed the character of Gulfport
forever. What 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

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Time marched on to 1980 when
undesirables virtually took over the
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
Chamber 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, please contact the
Gulfport Community Players at

Pnellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951-78th Ave.
Largo Faith United Methodist,403 First Ave. S.W.

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By Cathy Salustri
Q: The playground at Tomlinson Park (in Gulfport) is really in disrepair
and needs to be addressed before it deteriorates further and/or a child gets
hurt there... Does the city have money in the budget to maintain/repair play-
ground equipment? -Dorian Angello
A: This e-mail also included several photos of the broken equipment. Ac-
cording to Bob Williams, who heads up city parks, the city has ordered a new
slide and "removed the old tunnel and fixed the crack in the slide until the new
one comes in. Everything is safe at this time."
Yes, Williams added, the city does budget for repairs at the skate park and
playgrounds as well as benches, shelters, basketball courts, tennis courts, ball
fields, and all other park facilities. Every month Dave Bloom a certified play-
ground safety inspector from Playgrounds Plus, gives every city playground
a complete inspection. In addition, the Parks Department rakes the surfaces
under all playgrounds every Monday and Friday and does a visual inspection
Coincidentally, the slide and tunnel this reader brought to the city's attention
also caught Bloom's eye on Friday, January 8. According to Williams, Bloom
brought it to his attention and asked for permission to order a new tube and
repair the slide. Williams authorized a new tunnel but said he didn't think the
side could be repaired and so ordered a new one of those as well.

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Dear Editor: When looking into
cable/internet service providers and
finding such limited options, I heard
from a couple of people about a "deal"
with Brighthouse for exclusive ser-
vice in the City of Gulfport, which
sparked my recent inquiry to the
"City Why" section. Thank you for
clearing that up and confirming that
there is NO deal.
Like Ms. Ryerson indicated in the
"Public Comments and Council
Quotes" section of the Gabber, I be-
lieve that many Gulfport residents
would be interested in having a
choice and would welcome other pro-
viders such as Verizon.
Every resident of Gulfport should
call Verizon to let them know that
there is a market here, that their
company can make money. We
should all call even if we do not sub-
sequently choose to switch providers,
just having the competition could
lead to the Brighthouse rates going
down. Thank you.
Rick Allen

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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.

BPW to Meet
Patty Clark, Life Cycle Celebrant,
will be the next speaker at Business
and Professional Women meeting
on Thursday, January 21 at 400
Beach Seafood and Tap House
located at 400 Beach Drive NE in

St. Petersburg. Clark will speak
on "The Importance of Personal
and Professional Rituals." Clark
owns "Your Celebrated Life", and
specializes in performing weddings,
memorial services, funerals, birth
celebrations, and ceremonies for
many other crossroads in everyday
life. She is a Florida notary and
is a minister with the Universal
Life Church Monastery. Clark
holds a degree in Organizational
Behavior from Eckerd College and
has a background in Employee

Motivational Behavior.
Networking begins at 11:30 a.m.
and the meeting begins at 12 noon.
Meetings are open to the public but
reservations must be made by noon
the Tuesday prior to the meeting.
Cost: $16 for members and $21 for
For more information or for
contact information visit www.
BPWStPetePinellas.org or to reserve
email RSVP@BPWStPetePinellas.
org or call 727 471-8248.

Tamara Volskaya &

Anatoliy Trofimov

Sunday, January 17,
3:00 p.m.
St. Giles Episcopal Church
8271 52nd Street North
Pinellas Park

Tickets are $15, including tax,
no credit cards please.

Gabber January 14 -January 20, 2010

Third Saturday Art Walk
Celebrate a new decade with an old tradition at the Gulfport Third Saturday
Art Walk on Saturday, January 16, 6-10 p.m. and absorb Gulfport's authentic
"Old Florida" atmosphere. Peruse the work of over 50 artists and crafters, as
well as authors, antique dealers and entertainers stretched over a half-mile up
and down scenic Beach Boulevard. While browsing the art and craft booths,
don't miss Gulfport's unique shops, boutiques and galleries. Enjoy dinner at
one of over a dozen fine restaurants within the Art District, now one of the fore-
most dining destinations in the Bay Area. Live entertainers, including Scotty
Clark and the Hilton Brothers, Paul Anthony and others will be appearing at
venues throughout the Village. Observe the talented artists at work all along
Beach & Shore Boulevards, as well as the free glass-blowing demonstrations
by award-winning artist Owen Pach at the Industrial Arts Center, who is also
offering "Blow Your Own" mini-classes in glass blowing.
Gulfport Art Walk takes place on the First Friday and Third Saturday of ev-
ery month, year-round. Parking is free, the event is free and free trolley rides
are available from off-site parking areas, including nearby Catherine Hickman
Theatre and Gulfport Public Library. Pet and family friendly! Experience a
unique dining, shopping and cultural experience unlike any other. Once you
discover Gulfport, Tampa Bay's "best kept secret", you'll want to come back for
For information on many other Gulfport events, go to www.exploregulfport.
com, www.gulfportflorida.us, or www.gulfportma.com. The Gulfport Art Walk
and event recorded information line is 866-ART-WALK. Artists and vendors
interested in participating can find more information and download an appli-
cation at www.SIKPromotions.com.

Changing the
Order of Things
GULFPORT- Although typically
the city of Gulfport allows public
comments at the start of a meeting
before addressing ordinances and
other city business, Tuesday night
the city gave a presentation on a
proposed ordinance before allowing
public comment. The city also did
not allow for public comment on any
items not on the agenda.
Mayor Mike Yakes responded to
people in the audience who seemed

displeased by the change.
"If you want the public session
first, we can. It's probably more
informative; this is not a trick," he
told them.
The city proceeded with the
presentation and then allowed public
comment on the ordinance.

Boca Ciega Pirates
Baseball Alumni Game
Boca Ciega Pirates Baseball will
hold their 1st Annual Alumni Games
on Sunday, January 24 at 1 p.m.

Mayor Mike Yakes Rejects

Extended Public Comment
GULFPORT-Tuesday night Gulfport mayor Mike Yakes rejected a request to
allow residents five minutes instead of three to speak. Yakes explained this by
saying that if the ordinance proceeded citizens would have an additional three
minutes to speak.

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Gulfport Women's Club
Annual Fundraiser
The Gulfport Women's Club will
hold their Annual Card/Game Party
on Wednesday, January 27. It will
be a noon luncheon at Town Shores
Auditorium with games beginning
at 1 p.m. Event includes door prizes
and an auction of generous donations
given by local businesses. It is best to
book a group table for your game so
book early. Public groups are invited.
Donation is $12 with proceeds to be
donated to schools and seniors. For
information or tickets call Petie at
343-6450 or Julie at 343-6587.

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Yappy Hour Supports
Animal Rescue Groups
Animal lovers will be offered an
opportunity to support dozens of
animal-rescue groups simply by
dining out or enjoying a drink.
Savannah's Cafe in St. Petersburg
will offer patrons a chance to
contribute to rescue groups when
they tip their servers and bartenders
on Sunday, January 17 from 4 to
8 p.m. during a special "Yappy
Hour." 100% of gratuities for servers
and bartenders will be donated to
Get Rescued... In Gulfport.
Savannah's is located at 1113
Central Avenue in downtown St.
Petersburg, offering a creative twist
on "low country" and Southern
specialties. The restaurant also
offers an outdoor seating area that
welcomes canine companions. And
if your furry friend is hungry, a
specially-designed entr6e for dogs
will be featured during the event.
For reservations, call (727) 388-
Get Rescued... In Gulfport, now in
its sixth year, is an annual street
festival that takes place on Gulfport's
Beach Blvd. Over 60 animal rescue
groups from throughout the region
are represented at this festive
fundraising event that will take
place on Saturday, February 27
from 10-5 p.m. Other vendors at the
festival will offer pet-related crafts,
art, pet treats and other products.
The Get Rescued event has become
one of Gulfport's most popular and
beloved street festivals, and one
of the largest such events in the
nation. Many attendees bring along
their own leashed, well-behaved
dogs, creating a fun and unique
promenade of humans and canines of
all kinds. Proceeds from fundraisers
and the Get Rescued festival benefit
the non-profit rescue groups.
Participants are also encouraged to
bring donations of pet food and cat
litter to be distributed to the rescue
groups. The event is free of charge.
The daytime event will be followed
on the same evening by a Get
Rescued Celebration to be held at the
historic Gulfport Casino from 7-11
p.m., including music and dancing,
finger food, cash bar, silent auctions
and opportunity drawings. Tickets
for the evening event will be $20.
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For more information about
Get Rescued... In Gulfport, call
727-323-3892 or visit www.

Pet Food Donations
Help pet owners by donating cat and
dog food. The SPCA Tampa Bay is
asking the community for donations
of cat and dog food to distribute to
families experiencing tough financial
times. For those who need assistance,
call for an appointment at 727-586-
3591, ext. 144. Cat and dog food drop
off times are: Tuesday-Thursday,
11 a.m. 7 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. -6

p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. 5 p.m. and
Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Monday closed.
Shelter location: 9099 130 Avenue N.,
Largo. For additional wish list items,
view spcatampabay.org.

1960 Class of
Largo High Reunion
The 1960 Class of Largo High School
will hold their 50th class reunion in
M.i 21 "110. 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

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Show Runs
Through March 4
Gracing the walls of our Treasure
Island Community Center until
March 4 are works by five mem-
bers of the Art Guild of T.I. Today
we feature Jill Hale and Grace Por-
Skilled watercolorist Jill Hale
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Girls," light and feathery, and "Lil-
ies and Ribbons," brightly colored.
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ing," but returns to watercolor in
"School's Out." Here she creates
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fish, allowing her whimsical side to
break through.
Grace Porter, former teacher at
Suntan, brings her classical oils to
the walls of the Community Cen-
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Register for Silver
Alert Program
Local retired officer, Neil Arfmann
has been in the "safety" business
his whole adult life from working
with McGruff the dog, taking a bite
out crime for children's safety to the
National Silver Alert program for
seniors and caregivers.
On Saturday, January 30 from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Arfmann will be
presenting a free program for seniors
and caregivers the National Silver
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Caregivers Expo in St. Petersburg
(The Sunshine Senior Center). The
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modeled after the Amber Alert for
kids. Silver Alert is an emergency
system in which law enforcement
can broadcast regional or statewide
alerts for missing seniors and/or
other adults with Alzheimer's or
other cognitive disorders.

Town Shores Bocce
What a "new year" this is turning
out to be. The courts have been
cemented, painted, carpeted and
have new side rails installed inside
the courts. How great they look,
thanks to the Master Association
Board of Directors and Gregg, our
property manager. However, Mother
Nature has not been very cooperative.
In fact, the week of January 4th,
one match was played between two
very hearty teams from the Jamison
building and the Hampton building,
with the Hampton team winning two
of the three games.

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Now, we begin a new week and once
again Ole Man Winter has come a
calling. It looks like March may have
a lot of make- up games if this weather
keeps up.
Your building reps will be contacting
residents who would like to support
the Bocce Club by donating $2 dues
for the year 2010. Even if you do not
play on a team, one can still be a social
supporter. Please call your rep if you
have not been contacted. Betty Browne
at 345-0445 can answer any questions
you may have. Please mark March
20 on the calendar as this is the date

for the Spring Dinner Dance.
All the players will be looking forward
to seeing a big crowd and hearing from
you as you cheer for them.

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and contract bridge and pinochle
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City Council Special Meeting On Bench Advertising

Public Comment

& Council Quotes

"It's really disappointing, though, to see how many folks have
been willing to turn a personal vendetta and make that the city's
problem and do it under the guise of city business. That's been
really disappointing. Some of the very people who have come
up here and talked about how having these tacky things on city
benches was the very one that stuck a half naked lady up there
and broadcast it to the whole town in prime time I don't know why
there's got to be so much ugliness."- Councilman Sam Henderson
"We do not need unnecessary dissension. I wish to work toward
compromise. When we, as elected officials, appoint board members
and we seem to go in different directions, that's something wrong.
We need to find out how to do it better."- Mayor Mike Yakes

"Not to be negative, but advertising, by nature, is misleading."
-Councilmember Sam Henderson
"We keep calling these bus benches, but we're a walking
community,"- Vice-Mayor Bob Worthington
"I'd like to commend the people on the dais. It's obvious you've
done your homework by the questions you ask,"- Margarete Tober
"I think this is a case of allowing the camel's nose under the tent.
I think we're about up to the second hump on this...We're here
because Representative Kriseman came in here and pitched a
commercial endeavor." Al Davis

"Sam, I think you're the only one who read my e-mail," -Jennifer
"I believe the city does need more benches and I think they need
them with butt cans and trash receptacles...I don't feel we need
benches with advertising and I might ask why we don't have
advertising on our wonderful trolley." -Jim Greenwald

"How it turns out, at this point, I really don't care. I'm done with
it... There was never an offer of money to the Lions of GP for that
service. I later found out that there probably would be money paid,
but that was never an intention or an enticement." Art Padulla, a
member of the Lion's Club

"Whatever the citizens behind me have made of this, with
innuendo, and with calculation and whatever, and taken shots at
a nonprofit that does a great deal of good, not only on the world,
but in Gulfport, I take offense at that."- Art Padulla

"As I've said when I opened up, things can confuse me"- Mayor Mike

"I'm ready for it to end." Vice-Mayor Bob Worthington

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-madej ewelry,
hand-painted accessories and objects,
hand-made pet accessories, and tie-
dyed clothing. Astrological readings
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
County's first year-round open-air
fresh market.
A Gulfport information tent is set up
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.
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

Gabber January 14 -January 20, 2010

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 11
drawing paper to first class.

Weight No More
Weight No More is a new class
forming at the Gulfport Recreation
Center, 5730 Shore Boulevard S.
This is a four (4) week workshop,
taught by instructor Betty Havey,
M.A and is designed to help you with
motivational techniques, to help
set personal attainable goals and to
research effective weight loss. The cost
is $100 for the 4 week workshop. Sign
up now. Call 893-1079 to register.

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
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Saturday, February 6, features a
5K/1Mile 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
Miracle League Poker Run will begin
at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February
13. The Beach Midway on Saturday,
February 13 and Sunday, February

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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.
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Meetings promote growth in Christ
and recovery from addictions. Open
to all those affected by addiction
whether individually afflicted or
burdened with someone who is.
Meetings will be held Tuesdays at
5:30 p.m. at Tradewinds Church
located at 6740 Park Street S., So.
Pasadena. Call 344-1501 for more

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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-
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By Matthew Margolis

One Wrong Doesn't
Make a Right, Either
It is a well-known mathematical fact
that two wrongs don't equal a right.
Lesser known is the surprising notion
that one doesn't, either. The following
letter from a reader culminates with
the explosive assertion of a single
disturbing wrong:
"I just got this dog from the pound.
She eats well and sleeps with me, and
she's very intelligent. But she keeps
leaving me little poops and puddles
in the house. I leave the door open
and she still poops in the house, right
by an open door. She is 4 years old or
so, and the pound has no history on
her. I have not beaten her yet, but I
am about to."
Brute force is never an effective
teaching tool. Most people, if told
their child's eye had been blackened
not by a bully but by his English
teacher because of his inability
to spell, would run to the nearest
happy hour full of ACLU lawyers

and scream "civil rights violation!"
And the teacher's defense would be
embarrassingly lackluster: "No, I
never taught him how to spell, but I
left the dictionary right there on his
Dogs are not born housebroken. It is
not a matter of better breeding, bad
genes or big bucks. To date, with all
that modern technology affords we
humans and our canine counterparts,
no breeder has been able to deliver
into the world an inherently potty-
trained dog. Or child.
If you want your dog to perform
his bodily functions out of doors, you
have to let him know that. This is
done through training. Training is
essentially the creation of a shared,
albeit limited, language between
man and beast.
The good news is that housebreaking
is easy to achieve and takes less than
a week to accomplish. The bad news
is that a lot of people would prefer
not to make even that minimal
effort. Unfortunately, the headache
that results packs enough of a wallop

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to lead a person down the wrong
path -- toward abuse, squalor and
The basics of housebreaking boil
down to the regulation of three
components: food, water and walks.
If you and your pooch are steadfast
in your adherence to what I call the
Feed-Water-Walk regimen, he'll
catch on remarkably fast: He eats
and drinks at the same times every
day, and he relieves himself outside
immediately after.
Your role? You provide the food and
water at the same times every day,
and you take him outside immediately
after -- simply leaving the door open
is not good enough.
To help matters along:
-- Lay down no paper or puppy pads
on the floor in any part of your house,
as this will only confuse your pup.
-- Confine the dog to one area of the
house when you are not home.
-- Allow no buffet-style eating or
drinking until the dog is successfully
Should an accident occur along the
way, proceed in one of two ways:
-- If you catch your pup in the act,
interrupthim with verbal correction,
take him outside immediately and
praise him when you get there. Then
go inside and clean the soiled floor
with an odor neutralizer.
-- If you stumble upon an accident,
clean it up and forget about it.
Accidents should be infrequent if you
are upholding your end of the deal.
Consistent repetition is the
key to successful training, and
housebreaking is no exception.
Beating a dog, on the other hand,
will get you nowhere -- except the
courthouse or the clink.
For detailed information on the Feed-
Water-Walk housebreaking regimen
and additional training techniques,
check out "Good Dog, Bad Dog,"
"When Good Dogs Do Bad Things"
and "I Just Got a Puppy. What Do I
Do?" You'll find these books and more
in your local bookstore, public library
or at www.unclematty.com.

Gabber January 14 -January 20, 2010

Gulfport Senior
Center Snack Bar
5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport
8 a.m. 3 p.m.
Always Available Menu:
Bagels and assorted Danish
Hot Dogs
Tuna, Egg and Chicken Salad
Assorted Soups
Ice Cream items
Beverages Available include:
Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate,
Sodas and Juices
Check for Daily Specials!

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

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

Volunteer Opportunities
Senior Center:
Contact Cynthia at 893-1231

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

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Suite 140
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Gabber January 14 -January 20, 2010

SPCA Pet of the Week
This beautiful girl is Bella, a 1 year old American Bulldog
| mix. Her foster family wrote a wonderful fact sheet her,
which you can find with her paperwork at SPCA Tampa
Bay. The highlights are: she is house and crate trained;
she likes to be a lap dog; she is very friendly, but will
initially bark at strangers; Bella likes belly rubs; and she
loves to chase squirrels (hasn't caught one yet!). Bella
needs a home with no cats, kids at least 8 years old and
a fenced yard. Come fall in love with Bella today she's
waiting for you at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130 Avenue N. in Largo, or call

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Meet Robbie, a black male, who is an affectionate boy
with beautiful amber eyes. He needs a home that wants
a loving, friendly greyhound that has no small pets vis-
iting. Despite this fairly common canine quirk, it takes
a far back seat to his wonderful spirit. He listens very
well, and gets along nicely with his kennel mates. He
would most likely enjoy your home if you have another
hound or large breed dog for some organized playtime.
If you have a fenced area for his turnouts, and this boy's
personality compliments yours, please contact Greyhound Pets of America on
(727) 595-7852, visit our website: greyhoundpets.com, or see us at the Tyrone
PetSmart on most Sundays from noon to 2 p.m.

Friends of Strays
Horton is a 1 year old Domestic Short Hair
gray and white kitty waiting to go to a nice qui-
et home. He is a very friendly guy and gets
along with other cats but would prefer to be the
only cat on your lap. Please stop by and visit
Horton and all other adoptable pets at 2911 47 Avenue
N. in St. Petersburg. Shelter open Tuesday through
Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information also
look at friendsofstrays.com or call 727-522-6566. All
adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip, vaccines and county license.

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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-

Register for
Clown School
The Suncoasters of St. Petersburg
are now accepting registration forms
for the 2010 Festival of States ('i i..\
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
Both children and adults are welcome
to participate and all graduates will
be invited to show off their new skills
in the Festival of States Iluminated
Night Parade on Thursday, March
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 ( ii11 Alley T-shirt.
Registration forms are available at
festivalofstates.com. For additional
information, contact the Festival of
States at 727-821-9888.

"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.

Chamber to Host
Spring Fashion Show
The Women's Chamber of Commerce
of the Greater Gulf Beaches would
like to invite you to attend their
spring fashion show on February 3 at
the Wine Cellar located at 17307 Gulf
Boulevard, North Redington Beach.
Fashions are from "Patchington".
Any questions please call Ruth
Szemer at 343-0223.

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Thursday 1-14 Sloppy Joes and potato salad
Friday 1-15 Chicken St. Tropez
Saturday 1-16 Baked Ziti Casserole
Monday 1-18 Chicken Pompeii, rice pilaf and mixed vegetables
Tuesday 1-19 Baked Ham with Broccoli Bake
Wednesday 1-20 Country Fried Chicken, Mashed potatoes & gravy and green beans
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Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068

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\ iil1.i1iliy to register: Monday
through Friday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Open Gameroom Tues. & Thurs.,
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Adult Basketball Mon., Wed. &
Fri, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thurs., 6-9
School Year Child Care Pro-
gram Grades K-5, (up to age 14 on
in-service days).
Teen Night Teens, age's middle
school to 17. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9
Tot Time Program Ages 3-5 year

old, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
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
* 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
* 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

* Nia Wed., 9:00 am. Call Kaluwa
at 729-9410.
* Noisemakers Mon., 6 p.m. Call
Gabe at 345-7472.
* Sumyie -Wed., 6:30 p.m. Call Mike
at 320-5035.
* Stretch and Tone, Tues. & Thurs.,
9-10 a.m. Call Jean 302-9423
* Tai Chi Tues. & Thurs., 9 a.m.
Call Aletta at 344-5181 or Marge at
* 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- Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Patsi at 501-3559.
* Weight Loss 4 Week Workshop-
call 893-1079 if interested.
* Yoga Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Maureen at 381-2166.

* 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
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.
Suncoast Computer Users Group
(SCUG): Thursday, January 14, 6:00
The G & 0 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.)
Genealogy Discussion Group: Sat-
urday, January 23, 1:00 pm.
Short Stories Study Group: Mon-
day, January 25, 1:00 pm. Presented
by local chapter, Brandeis University
Crafts Club for All Ages: Saturday,
January 30, 2:00 pm. Presented by
Pat Brinkley.


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

Open Mn.iiii-F.'i.iiy 10 am-7 pm
& Saturday: 10 am-4 pm

All meetings and programs are FREE
For more information, call:
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m es City Sponsored Activities
i in the Community

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

Closed for Holiday: The Senior Center
and GEMS will be closed on Monday,
January 18 for Martin Luther King, Jr.
Weight Loss Management Classes:
Did you make a resolution to lose a little
weight after the holidays? It's not too
late to join our Weight Loss Management
Classes. The series of classes are held
on Thursday during January 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.
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.
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 Bone
Density Screening, Vision/Glaucoma
Screenings, Hearing Screenings, Memory
Screenings, Skin Assessment, Blood
Pressure, etc. on Tues. Jan. 19, 9am-
Phone Distribution for Hearing
Impaired: will be available at noon
following the Health Fair on Tues. Jan.
Beauty Treatments: Free manicures,
facials, haircuts, massages, etc. Also, see
the display of beautiful wigs. Wed. Jan.
20, 9am-noon.
H1N1 Vaccines: H1N1 Vaccines will be
available on Thurs. Jan. 21 from 9am-noon
during our annual Health Fair courtesy of
our Pinellas County Health Department
Health Info & More: H1N1Vaccines,
free 911 cell phones, Info on Medication
Discounts, Free Sign-ups 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
si,,,l, 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
Fashion Show & Lunch: A Fashion
Show will be held on Friday Jan. 22 at
11:30am followed by 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.
History of Gulfport Tour for Seniors:
The Senior Center and Senior Advisory
Gabber January 14 -January 20, 2010

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.
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
Movie of the Month Cocoon: Mon. Jan.
25 at 12:45pm.
"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
willteach FolkDance Classes forbeginners
for those who want to be a part of their
dance group. Class for newcomers is on
Thursday at 7pm.
Computer Classes: One-on-one training
sessions are available at no cost. Call for
an appointment.
AARP Driving Classes: are held on the
first two Tuesdays of every month from
1-4pm. Call 341-0130 to register and fee
Wii Bowling: Wii Bowling: Every Thurs.
at 1pm, and Jan. 19 at 6:30pm.
Chair Yoga: Chair Yoga is now being
offered at the Gulfport Casino on
Wednesday at 1:30pm. Free but must be
registered as a Senior Center member.
Annual Entertainment Fair: Come
and join us for a day of entertainment
at the Senior Center on Mon. Feb. 15
(Presidents Day). The event includes a
Flea Market from 9am to noon, a hot dog
lunch for $2.00 (get your meal ticket now),
entertainment by the Love Notes at 1pm
and a Tea Dance with live music courtesy
of The Nostalgic Band from 3-5pm. The
dance and refreshments are free. Free
computer training will also be offered
from 9:30-11:30am.
Tea Dance: A free Valentine Tea Dance
will be offered on Mon. Feb. 15 from
3-5pm. Live music by The Nostalgic Band.
Refreshments included.
Stretching for Seniors: Every Tues. at
Live Chat Room: Fri. at 2pm at the
Senior Center
Ongoing Support Groups:
Diabetic Support (Every Mon. at 10am)
Hearing Support (1st & 3rd Mon at
Vision Support (2nd & 4th Mon at 2pm)

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Overeaters Anonymous: Sun.

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Jan. 14-24, 2010
Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Sun. Matinee 2 p.m.
Tickets $15 Available at Gulfport
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Beach Bazaar, Gulfport Chamber
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food stamps, housing, Medicaid or
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Foster Grandparents serve in public
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Volunteers make a significant
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Gabber January 14 -January 20, 2010

Whipple, from front page
F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's stay
at the Don Ce-Sar would still be mere
rumor. Insisting that the couple
had indeed spent some time at the
historic hotel in its Depression-Era
heyday, she set out to prove the
Fitzgerald Society, who said the tale
couldn't be substantiated wrong.
She scoured the archives of the St.
Petersburg Times until she found
reports documenting their 1932 stay
- the couple's only known visit to the
Sunshine State.
The Fitzgerald Society later held a
symposium on the author on St. Pete
Her love for St. Pete Beach may
have partly derived from the fact
that she and her siblings, unlike
most who currently reside in the
Gulf-side community, grew up there.
Her father owned Lamb's Pharmacy,
which was at the corner of 75th
Avenue and Blind Pass Road where
the Christmas shop now sits.
"She had a great, great appreciation
for this place," said Beach Theatre
owner Mike France at a recent
event at the theater that celebrated
Whipple's life.
France told the audience who all
came out on the coldest morning
of the year, that when she was
researching her book, Historic Corey
Avenue, she unearthed several relics
from the early days of the old movie
house. He said she would excitedly
share with him old photos and movie
posters; vital relics for the theater,
which is now on the brink of its 70th
France was one of many speakers
who highlighted Whipple's extensive
accomplishments and magnetic
personality; things like her fostering
of a relationship with St. Pete Beach's
sister city and her childlike smile.
Former local Friends of the Library
chapter president Sarah Hogan
recalled how Whipple helped revive
the nonprofit, which had for years
been "dormant and moribund."
Whipple's brother, Larry Lamb, told
a number of colorful stories about
growing up with his sister, including
how she kept a collection of reference
books in her room, which her siblings
had to "check them out."
"She reminds me of the Cat in the
Hat," said childhood friend Spencer
Lucas. "She was into so many
Gabber January 14 -January 20, 2010

Jon Whipple, her husband of 20
years, told the audience that when he
first met her-which was, of all places,
at a T.G.I. Friday's in Tampa she
impressed him with her knowledge of
football and baseball. It was "her wit,
her charm (and) her laugh," though,
that endeared her to him.
IN 1.,1..- she knew, maybe she didn't,
but we did a lot of stuff," he said of
their time together.
Hyatt said that the Corey Avenue
chronicle was Whipple's "crowning
glory." The book was published in late
2009, and a signing and discussion
were scheduled at the library for
late December. Whipple, aware of
her condition, asked that the event
be moved up to Halloween. The
turnout was so high that they had to
move the lecture to a more spacious
section of the building, and it was
still standing room only.
Those who knew Whipple will
remember her for more than her
obvious knack for attracting a crowd,
her eternal optimism, her ability to

leave no stone unturned, her sense of
humor or her love for St. Pete Beach.
They can look in any direction in the
town she loved so much, and see the
many ways in which she's helped
make it better.

The Sunsation
Show Chorus
If you missed the 3-show season
ticket rate because you were not
here in November, you can purchase
tickets for 2-shows for $25: single
shows are $15. "Jukebox Saturday
Night" will be presented January 24,
3 p.m. at Pinellas Park Performing
Arts Center, 4951 78 Avenue and
January 31, at Largo Faith United
Methodist Church, 403 First Ave.
"Broadway, Opening Night" will be
presented April 11 at Pinellas Park
and April 18 at Largo, both shows at
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No Impact Challenge
An unexpected side effect of this
year's recession-ridden holiday season
is that people have discovered that
indeed it is more fun to make social
connections than to buy new stuff.
Americans have been on a consumer
high for so long that we have lost
touch with many of the simple (and
free) pleasures in life.
If you are totting up a list of New
Year's resolutions that include things
like "losing weight, being healthier,
spending more time with family and
reconnecting with friends," then why
not satisfy the whole list at once by
joining thousands of other Americans
in taking the "No Impact ( lill.-n. "
This challenge is a week on a low-
carbon diet that makes you reassess
how you spend your time and money,
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No Impact Man Colin Beavan's year-
long experience of living lightly in
New York City with his small family
and leaving no environmental impact.
Three months into the experiment,
the Beavans stopped consuming
new goods (except local food) and
discovered that kicking the shopping
habit saved them not only money, but
opened up time to spend with family
and friends, and more space in the
Could you avoid buying anything
new (besides local produce) for one
week? The No Impact ( li.ll.-nI.- asks
you to start by stopping shopping for
new things. Instead, repair broken
things, make something yourself
or find used items at garage sales,
Freecycle.com or craigslist. With the
time you save by not shopping, host
a clothing swap party or a play date
with your family.

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When Beavan began his experiment,
he stockpiled his family's trash for a
week to figure out what disposable
items they could stop consuming and
throwing away without sacrificing
their happiness or comfort. He
sorted the garbage into categories
-- disposables used less than 10
minutes and more than 10 minutes,
and things that they could live
without. He equipped each family
member with their own reusable
drinking cup, containers, utensils,
cloth napkins and bags. After giving
up all disposable products, their level
of happiness and satisfaction actually
We drivers spend an average of 1,000
hours annually behind the wheel.
What would you do with all that extra
timeif you found other transportation?
Half the trips we take in cars are
less than 2 miles away and could be
done on bicycle, roller skates or foot
with the side effect of improving our
health and reducing our waistlines.
Look for ways to incorporate public
transportation into your day, or share
a ride and the expense of gas.
"A big part of the No Impact project
was to eat only local, seasonal,
unpackaged food. That meant,
basically, lots of fresh vegetables.
Michelle and I both lost a lot of weight.
None of the farmers I talk to at the
farmers' market try to jam their food
with salt, fat or sugar to get my little
Isabella addicted," from Beavan's No
Impact Man blog.
Eating local requires more thought
andplanningthanbuyingprep ackaged
foods in the supermarket. Find a local
farm that retails directly in your area
at www.localharvest.org. If you eat
lunch outside of the house, make it
yourself in a reusable container. If
you substitute things grown locally
for imports on your shopping list, like
apples for bananas, you keep money
flowing in your local economy.
The final part of No Impact Man's
( li.ll.-n.- involves volunteering for
local nonprofits. "The final stage was
to me the most important," blogs
Beavan. "The final stage was not
about conservation. It was about
innovation. And it was in this stage
that I met new people and made the
most friends. It was here that the
people were most excited. It was not
about doing less harm. It was about
doing more good. It was less about
limits and more about possibility."

Gabber January 14 -January 20, 2010

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."
Contact the band
director, David Irwin, at
864-7968 or irwinDE@eckerd.edu for
further information.

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

City of Treasure Island's
Name the Park Contest
The City of Treasure Island
announces a "Name the Park"
contest for the beach park located at
10400 Gulf Boulevard, formerly the
TI Beach Access owned and operated
by Pinellas County. All Treasure
Island residents, property owners
and business owners are invited to

participate. The participant with
the winning name will receive a
$200 savings bond which will be
presented to the winner at the March
2 Commission Meeting.
Rules of Entry packets can
be picked up in the Recreation
Department located inside city hall
at 120 108 Avenue or on line at www.
mytreasureisland.org Deadline for
submission is 4:30 p.m. on Friday,
February 5.
For additional information, please
call the Recreation Department at
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By Mary Hunt

5 Steps To Get
I won't try to kid you into think-
ing I'm some kind of organizational
expert. I am the most disorganized
person ever. My professional office
is a mess. My home, remarkably, ap-
pears to be orderly, as long as you
don't open a cupboard, drawer or
closet. Being disorganized steals my
time, energy and money. I buy things
I have already because I can't find
them, or I spend too much time look-
ing for things I need. That is going to
stop. I am declaring before each and
every one of you, my dear readers,
that this is my year to get organized.
I have consulted several professional
resources and done a lot of thinking,
and I've come up with the following
steps I will take to achieve my goal.
Step 1. Commitment. I've tried to
get organized before, but I never
have been fully committed. I trust
that making my commitment open
and public will make all the differ-
ence. Do you hear me? I am going to
get organized.
Step 2. Identify the space. Lumping
my office and home into a single or-
ganizational project is overwhelming.
To overcome this, I have divided the
task into 12 projects, or spaces, one
per month in 2010. My home studio
-- where I write, sew, knit, craft and
basically create things -- is a sight to
behold. It is huge and filled to capac-
ity. Mark it "Project No. 1."

Step 3. Identify recipients. I am
committed to getting rid of every-
thing that I do not use on a regular
basis or that I do not find to be in-
credibly beautiful. But I know my-
self. I will not be able to throw away
good things that fit those criteria.
Before I get started, I need to iden-
tify charitable organizations, selling
sites, friends or family members who
will appreciate receiving everything
that doesn't make the cut.
Step 4. Three containers. I have la-
beled these boxes "Keep," "Trash" and
"Give." That seems simple enough,
but to make sure, I did a practice run
on the desk in my home studio. Out
of six drawers, I ended up with seven
things in the "Keep" box and zero to
give away, and everything else filled
the trash container to overflowing.
My desk is clean and nearly empty.
The three-container plan worked.
Step 5. A place for everything. I don't
practice it, but that doesn't mean I
don't know this secret for being or-
ganized: There should be a place
for everything and everything in its
place. Once I have identified what
I will keep in each project space, I
am determined to identify a specific
place for each thing I own. Then I'll
get into the habit of returning things
to their places.
I have cut out a big job for myself in
the coming year. Think I can do it?
I do. And I plan to take pictures to
prove it. I'll keep you posted!

Local Obituaries
HYLAND, 56, of
Gulfport, formerly of
Sarasota, died Dec. 28,
2009. Toale Brothers
Funeral Home, Colo-
nial Chapel, is handling the arrange-
ments. Survivors include his mother,
Carol A. of Sarasota; one brother,
Shawn C. of Boston; and two neph-
ews, Wesley and Tristan, both of
Gloucester, MA. Michael also leaves
many fond memories and good friends
from his time in Gulfport. Mr. Dunn
was a veteran of the Coast Guard.
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passed Jan. 6, 2010 at home at the
Fountains of Boca Ciega Bay in
South Pasadena. She was born in
Youngstown, Ohio to Agnes and
Michael Miller. She is survived
by Henry Kurtz, her husband of
over 59 years; a son, John (Lynn)
and granddaughter, Allison Kurtz
of New Jersey; two sisters, Jane
Sturdevant of Texas and Ohio, and
Jean Schneider of Ohio; 3 nieces;
and 7 nephews. No services will be
held but donations may be made in
her memory to Suncoast Hospice
Foundation. National Cremation

WATSON, ROY E., 81, Gulfport,
Jan. 6, 2010. He was a Navy veteran
of the Korean War and retired R.R.
Engineer. Survivors: sister, Jane
Gray, OH; brother, Wilbur Watson,
PA. Taylor F. H., 545-9858.


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Grief Support
Group Continues
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-

Calling All Future
Big Brothers
Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Pinellas County needs at least 125
Big Brothers to meet the needs of
their current waiting list. Make a
difference in a child's life. There are
several different programs to suit
your preferences including their
Sports Buddies Program. Take a
child to sporting events (like the
Rays game) for which they supply
the tickets and watch or participate
in sports activities together. Not
interested in sports? That's OK!
Sports Buddies is just one option.
You can select mentoring activities to
suit your preferences and the child's.
If you or someone you know is
interested in becoming a Big Brother,
please email your contact information
to ShirleyN@bbbspc.org or call 727-
518-8860 for more information.

Town Shores Golf
Now is the time to get your
reservation in for The Town Shores
Golf Scramble to be held on Saturday,
January 30 at the Terra Ceia Bay
Country Club in Palmetto which is a
short drive over the lky\ .iy Bridge.
Get your foursome 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
Gabber January 14 -January 20, 2010

Monday, January 25 and made out to
Terra Ceia Bay Country Club. They
need to let the course know how
many people are coming. Please get
checks to Gene at 345-4483, Chet at
345-2093, Lew at 343-3046 or Jim at

USCG Safe Boating
Classes in Gulfport
Boating Skills and Seamanship
is a 13-week course offered every
Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at US
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16
located at 3120 Miriam Street S. in
Gulfport. Lessons include a 400-page
manual and a class covering basic
charting in local waters. For the $40
fee you also are awarded a certificate
at the end of the course and a chance
to learn everything you need to know
to feel secure on the water.
You may start any Thursday.
Course completion may help with
insurance discounts. Call 727-686-
6940 for more information or leave a
message at 321-4455.

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

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another disorder? Come to a support
group that meets every Thursday
evening from 7-9 p.m. at Northeast
Presbyterian Church, 4400 Shore
Acre Boulevard NE. They also have a
teen group that meets from 6-8 p.m.
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Is It Global Warming?

Let's talk about the weather.
Kind of getting old (and cold)
isn't it? As a matter of fact,
look at all the hardships this cold
weather is causing: shortage of pow-
er, even here, homeless threatened
and sometimes dying, car wrecks
with fatalities, people dying while
shoveling snow, ruined crops, people
unable to pay heating bills, travel
halted, delayed or slowed. Well, the
list goes on.
Supposedly, we're in for more, all
over the nation. Weather experts
predict a winter like the late 70s and
early 80s. It was bad then. I remem-
ber the Ohio River freezing over and
tug boats being stranded and coal
not being delivered. I'm told it was
cold here, too, kind of like now.
That was the time when scientists
were predicting a new Ice Age al-
though we were reportedly already
in a "little Ice Age" which followed
the warming period which had fol-
lowed the real old Ice Age of 10,000
years ago.
That prediction has been followed by
a warning of a warming age known
now as "Global Warming" caused al-
most entirely by man burning fossil
fuels and daring to breathe too much
(CO2). And, that was followed with
predictions of catastrophic man-
made global warming that will, in
Florida at least, drown us all.
The problem is that it really hasn't
warmed since 1998. That's before
we got what we're getting now. The
question is what is really happen-
ing? Some scientists say sun spots,
or lack thereof, have caused the
warming, or too much water vapor
and cloud cover which trap gasses.
Others say that too much cloud cov-
er, as might occur with a major vol-
cano eruption, causes cold spells. If
we have a few more winters like this
cycle, what will the explanation be
for that? And, I ask, which does the
most harm: hot or cold?
Just maybe the old Earth with its
tilting and spinning, and its winds

and reflections of the sun and pull
of the moon and motions of the tec-
tonic plates and the consequent
earthquakes and volcanic erup-
tions, does what it wants to.
We may be just fleas on the back
of a large shaking and scratching
dog. Maybe the Earth will shake so
much that the gravitational fields
will disappear and we'll be thrown
into space. The magnetic fields have
moved, actually reversing over the
eons. Who really knows?
For the moment, however, what-
ever the REAL situation, our poli-
ticians are preparing to save us
all with something called cap and
trade. That is, the producers of C02
have to pay for doing that by buying
permits from those who don't put
out C02. This will all be done on
a big money/investment exchange
where these values will fluctuate
and someone (not the public, but
most certainly the politicians and
financiers) will make lots of money.
Of course, the original money will
come from the taxpayers to whom
the costs of all this will be passed.
Don't think that big business
will squeal too much. Already the
nuclear industry is supporting the
drive as long as the politicians
promise more nuclear energy. And,
the oil and gas people will go along
because part of the deal is that they
will be able to drill for more gas
and oil. The "green" industry is on
board because they're getting bil-
lions of subsidies. The politicians
will all get campaign contributions,
of course, and the finance people
will run the whole show.
So, to summarize, supporting cap
and trade are the politicians, big
bankers, big energy businesses,
and small green industries. Do we,
the people figure in? Of course we
do, we're being saved from Global

NARFE Chapter
1140 to Meet
All federal retirees and active federal
employees are encouraged to attend an
upcoming meeting of NARFE Chapter
1140 that includes the Gulf Beaches
and Southern Pinellas County. Please
join them for their meeting and
luncheon. The January meeting is
being held on Wednesday, January 27
at the Fountains of Boca Ciega Bay,
1255 S. Pasadena Avenue in South
Pasadena in the Key West Dining
Room. The cost for lunch is only $5
and spouses and guests are welcomed.
There will be a discussion of up-to-
date issues particularly relevant for
active and retired federal employees.
Also, Officer Denise Nestor from the
Pinellas County Sheriffs Department
will be the guest speaker. She will
be presenting a special program
on "Seniors & Crime Prevention".
Reservations will need to be made in
advance by calling (727)368-8569 or

Maximo Center has
Community Information
The Maximo Community Police Re-
source Center, 4815 34 Street S. has
information for you. The Center,
staffed entirely by volunteers, pro-
vides 2010 Census Employment Ap-
plications, free bicycle registration,
free "Club" for select automobiles,
free cell phones for "911" use only,
a collection point for old eyeglasses
which are used by health service
agencies, lists and free shipment of
items needed by our Armed Forc-
es overseas and much more. Call

Foster Hope...
Foster A Child
Imagine being taken away from your
home, not knowing where you will go,
leaving behind your favorite things.
Now, imagine this through the eyes
of a child. There are more than 3,500
dependent children in Pinellas and
Pasco counties due to child abuse,
neglect or abandonment. Many of
them need loving foster parents.
For more information on becoming
a foster parent, please call Eckerd
CommunityAlternatives Recruitment
Line toll-free at 1-866-233-0790.

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American Legion Activities

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

Our next blood drive will be Sunday, January 24 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Breakfast is free to donors.
Join us for dinner on Friday & Saturday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. The Southern Knights band plays after dinner both
Wednesday nights we have bingo starting at 6 p.m. Food is available during bingo. Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. join
us for euchre.

Post 305
6999 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 367-1596
Steak Dinner 6-8pm NASCAR/Football Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Harry 7-10pm Frank Caine 7-10pm
The Flamingos Open 12 6 Geno 7-10pm Open 12-6pm Bus Boys Karaoke
Karaoke or piano Wings 3-5pm 7-10 pm

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.
Note: All meals, unless otherwise noted, are served from 6-8 pm and entertainment is from 7-10 pm.

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Since 1968

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Why might you know the name of the manager of this Little League
team? You may recognize one of the players, too, if you follow local
politics. So what year does that make it? Answer next week.
Think you know the answer?
Send us an email with your answer, name and
phone number to News@theGabber.com

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In just 39 weeks, Gulfport will
celebrate the centennial of its incorporation,
October 12, 1910. We'll be reminding you every
week with an interesting old photograph from
the collection of the Historical Museum. See if
you can identify 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

Last week's overview of the waterfront is dated
1936, between the building of the third Casino
and the replacement of the old wooden pier.
When the pier was demolished, party boats
and commercial fishermen had to use the small
pier just east of the Casino. The temporary pier
behind the Casino gave way shortly after this,
dunking 50 or 60 people. ("Some anglers had to
catch their fish a second time.") The Peninsula
Inn, the Gulfport Garage, and of course, Stetson
Law School are easy to spot amidst the otherwise
sparse terrain.

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By Scott Lafee
Armed and Dangerous
Too often, Parkinson's disease, a
degenerative age-related neurological
ailment without cure, is diagnosed
well after irreparable damage has
been done. But that may soon change.
Researchers at the Penn State
Hershey College of Medicine say gait
-- the manner in which people walk
-- could be an early marker for the
"The disease is currently diagnosed
by tremors at rest and stiffness in the
body and limbs," said Xuemei Huang,
an associate professor of neurology
at Penn State University. "By the
time we diagnose the disease, about
50 to 80 percent of the critical cells
called dopamine neurons are already
Huang and colleagues say clinical
observations of Parkinson's
patients suggest their arm swing is
asymmetrical: One arm swings much
less than the other as they walk. The
researchers hypothesize that it may
be possible to accurately measure
arm swing and develop guidelines
that could point to the early onset of
Parkinson's before other symptoms
"There are wide-scale efforts to
find drugs that slow cell death," said
Huang. "When they are found, they
could be used in conjunction with
this technique to arrest or perhaps
cure the disease because they could
be given before great damage has
According to "The Odd Brain"
by Stephen Juan, hospitalized
mental patients rarely complain of

Gabber January 14 -January 20, 2010

In the 1700s, it was believed that
one way to cure a headache was to
tie a piece of hangman's rope around
the skull. Fortunately (or not,
depending upon one's point of view),
public hangings were quite common
then and there was an abundance
of product, which tended to provide
hangmen with a good second income.
Homichlophobia -- fear of fog
Running Planet
If your New Year's resolutions
include getting out and pounding the
pavement, here's a good starting line.
There are multiple how-to guides,
from casual running schedules to
preparing for a marathon. You can
also read articles about running
or chat with fellow folks-on-the-
move. This is a commercial site so,

naturally, there are plentiful links to
purchasing running gear, coaching
services and the like.
Completing an annual physical, a
doctor asked his patient if he had any
questions or concerns.
"Well," said the man, "I'm thinking
about getting a vasectomy."
"That's a pretty big decision," replied
the doctor. "Have you talked it over
with your family?"
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No matter how rich you become,
how famous or powerful, when you
die the size of your funeral will still
pretty much depend on the weather.
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What is a Guardianship?
(Part 1)
By Robert J. Myers, Esquire
A guardianship is a formal legal
proceeding in which another party
has control over the legal rights of a
person who is determined by a Court
to be incapable of handling his/her
own affairs. The filing of a Petition
To Determine Capacity is the first
step in establishing a guardianship.
Any adult is authorized to file with
the Court a Petition To Determine
Capacity. The alleged incapacitated
person is called the ward. The pro-
posed party who will take care of the
ward is called the guardian.
After the Court receives a Petition
To Determine Capacity, a commit-
tee of two (2) professionals, usually


medical doctors, and a third person
is appointed by the Court to ques-
tion and examine the proposed ward
and then report its findings for the
Court's review. In the event an ex-
amining Committee determines
that an alleged ward is not incapaci-
tated in any manner, the Court will
dismiss the Petition To Determine
Incapacity and the guardianship
proceeding is terminated at this
time. If the examining Committee
determines that an alleged ward is
incapacitated in some way, an In-
capacity Hearing will be scheduled
with the Court to determine the ex-
tent of the ward's incapacity. Attor-
neys for the petitioner and the pro-
posed guardian will normally attend
this Incapacity Hearing as well as a
Court appointed attorney for the
ward. Generally, a guardian will be
appointed upon the conclusion of the
Incapacity Hearing.
If a guardian is determined by the
Court to be necessary for the protec-
tion of a ward's property or person,
the guardian has authority to use the
ward's property for the ward's sup-

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port. It is necessary for a guardian
to fully inventory the ward's prop-
erty and file detailed accounting to
the Court on a yearly basis. (To Be
Continued In Our Next Feature)
Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson
Law Offices which is located at 1135
Pasadena Avenue South, Suite 140,
St. Petersburg, Florida. The tele-
phone number is 727-347-5131. Mr.
Myers welcomes calls regarding this
article and other related legal topics.
This column outlines general legal
principles and is not intended to give
you legal advice. If you have a spe-
cific question about the law, please
consult an attorney.

Boca Ciega High School

Boys Varsity
Boca Ciega............... 57
Northeast High.......... 31
Boca Ciega............... 51
Seminole ................... 50
Boca Ciega................ 42
Gibbs ........................ 47
Girls Varsity
Boca Ciega............... 55
JW Mitchell................ 36
Boca Ciega............... 73
Ridgewood ................ 57
Boca Ciega............... 73
Pinellas Park.............. 15
Boys Junior Varsity
Boca Ciega................ 38
Seminole .................. 44
Boca Ciega................ 37
Gibbs ........................ 49
Girls Varsity
Boca Ciega.................. 1
Largo ......................... 4
Boys Varsity
Boca Ciega.................. 1
Northeast ................. 8

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Garden Seed Catalogs
Wow, can you believe we made it
through the holidays? The days are
getting longer, and we are looking
forward to getting out into the gar-
den. The first thing we have to do is
plan on what new plants we will be
growing this year. It doesn't matter if
you garden with annuals, perennials
or vegetables -- there is always a new
thing to try.
January is National Mail Order
Gardening Month. Have you been
getting your garden catalogs in the
mail yet? If you haven't received
enough gardening catalogs, or need
more with a specific type of plant, go
to www.mailordergardening.com for
a list of companies that offer catalogs
with plants and gardening tools. You
will obtain a direct link to the com-
pany's e-mail or Web page, so you can
order the catalog. It is time to start
the new year with a resolution to get
new garden plants that will use less
water, be more disease- resistant and
make your landscape prettier. Plus,
it would be helpful to buy new tools
that make your jobs easier.
The best place to get the tried-and-
true plants for your local climate is
from an established garden center.
They have stayed in business by sup-
plying plants that work. Many will
try to help you find new plants, but
they can't be expected to contain all
of the over 60,000 varieties of day-
lilies registered with the American
Hemerocallis Society. If you want
plants that are even slightly unusu-
al, you will probably have to go to a
catalog. This is especially true when
it comes to vegetables. The tried-and-
true varieties will be at your local
stores, but the fun items are in the

Gabber January 14 -January 20, 2010

According to the National Garden-
ing Association, around 7 million
new gardens were planted in 2009.
Many people were looking for organ-
ically grown seeds or older heirloom
varieties of seeds. Today, let's look
at a few catalogs that cover these
seeds. All three do not carry seeds
that have been artificially geneti-
cally modified.
Seeds of Change provides 100-per-
cent certified organic seeds, so the
plants producing the seeds for your
garden were grown organically. This
Minnesota-based company is sup-
plied by organic farmers across the
country. They have over 1,200 va-
rieties of seeds, including some an-
nuals and perennials. Their website
has more than their catalog at www.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds has
a farm, village, monthly festivals

and other vacation destination op-
portunities located in the Missouri
Ozarks -- and a seed bank retail
store in Petaluma, Calif. They have
vegetable seeds found in a variety of
small villages and markets around
the world. They provide a few herb
and flower varieties, but if you want
to try a unique vegetable, go to www.
The Seed Savers Exchange started
back in 1975. You can order from the
catalog, but become a member of the
Exchange to receive the most vari-
ety. For instance, the catalog lists
an impressive 56 varieties of pepper
-- some of them certified organic --
but members have over 850 variet-
ies of peppers available. Members
also have access to fruits, nuts and
berries. Check them out at www.
The summer of 2009 was not the
best for growing vegetable seeds.
Some places will be in short supply,
so order early for the best selection,
no matter where you place your or-

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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 1/1
Fight in Progress- 5400 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Noise Complaint- 2800 BIk Clinton
St. S.
Domestic Battery- 2800 BIk 45th St.
Domestic Verbal- 5600 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Fight in Progress- 5900 BIk Tangerine
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 700 BIk 64th
St. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 5100 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Open Door/Window- 900 BIk 60th St.

Criminal Mischief- 1500 BIk 55th St.
Trouble with Individual- 1800 BIk
51st St. S.
Trespasser- 2700 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Traffic Stop-Failed to Stop- 1100 BIk
62nd St. S.
Domestic Battery- 1000 BIk Hull St.
Saturday 1/2
Drunk Driver- 2800 BIk 56th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2300 BIk
53rd St. S.
Soliciting- 1000 BIk 52nd St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5800 BIk 6th PI.
Burglary- 5300 BIk Tangerine Ave. S.
Sunday 1/3
Street Obstruction- 4900 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Trespasser- 6300 BIk Pasadena Pt.
Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 2600 BIk Miriam
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2100 BIk
53rd St. S.
Monday 1/4
Burglary- 4700 BIk Tifton Dr. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1600 BIk
55th St. S.

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Theft- 5700 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Burglary- 4900 BIk 27th Ave. S.
Trespasser- 3100 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Tuesday 1/5
Burglary- 2900 BIk 45th St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 1200 BIk 49th St.
Theft- 2000 BIk 57th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 1000 BIk 62nd St.
Animal Complaint- 5900 BIk 9th Ave.
Animal Complaint- 700 BIk Freemont
St. S.
Noise Complaint- 5700 BIk 28th Ave.
Wednesday 1/6
Animal Complaint- 2500 BIk 54th St.
Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1400 BIk
49th St. S.
Hit & Run- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 5200
BIk 18th Ave. S.
Thursday 1/7
Animal Complaint- 2500 BIk 54th St.
Theft- 5100 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 1300 BIk Royal
Palm Dr. S.
Animal Complaint- 5800 BIk 19th
Ave. S.
Theft- 5500 BIk 28th Ave. S.
Disabled Vehicle- 6100 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Domestic Verbal- 2600 BIk 47th St.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk
20th Ave. S.


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Officer Safety Training
Course Offered
Kwon Do, operating out of the St.
Pete Beach Community Center, is of-
fering a new Officer Safety Training
Course on Saturday, February 6 from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The course will cov-
er subjects such as gun safety, take
downs, defense against straight and
round house punches, and defense
against guns. Instructor Master
Hyde is a former Police Officer with
Pinellas County and a Firearms and
Self-Defense instructor for Campus
Police from 1986 to 1991. He has
studied martial arts for over 30 years
and as taught for 20. Police Officers
from all over 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 register.

Free Oil Change
with Pet Adoption
In January, adopt a cat, kitten, dog
or puppy from the SPCA Tampa Bay
and receive a coupon for a free oil
change*. Adoption specials include
fees waived for adult cats (1 year or
older) on Win-Win Wednesdays and
Feline Friends Fridays. Victory for
Veterans allows military members
and veterans to adopt a dog or cat (1
year or older) free of charge. Prices
may vary of purebreds. Location:
9099 130 Avenue N. in Largo.
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday from 11
a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.;
Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday
noon-5 p.m. For more information
call 727-586-3591 or visit www.
spcatampabay.org. (*No diesel or
vehicles that take more than 7

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

Gabber January 14 -January 20, 2010

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
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.

Free Foreclosure
Prevention Workshops
St. Petersburg Neighborhood
Housing Services (SPNHS) will begin
offering free foreclosure prevention
workshops on a weekly basis effective
September 14 at 1600 Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. Street S. in St.

Petersburg from 6-7:30 p.m. HUD
certified counselors will be on site to
provide struggling homeowners an
overview of the foreclosure process
and offer individual counseling
opportunities to develop an action plan
to avoid foreclosure. All homeowners,
regardless of circumstances, are
encouraged to attend. Call 821-6897
for more information.

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.
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Meet the Candidates

Gulfport's Unchallenged Council Candidates

By Cathy Salustri
Reintroducing Gulfport
Mayor Mike Yakes

When elections come around
this March, Mike Yakes'
name won't appear on the
ballot. That's because, al-
though he was up for reelec-
tion, he had no opposition.
Despite his unchallenged
(this time) role as Gulfport
Mayor, The Gabber asked
him the same questions we
asked the candidates who
do face opposition. Below
are his answers; before that,
here are a few facts about
the Mayor you may or may
not know.
* He worked almost in. ,..ii'-
for the Florida Department
of Transportation. When he
retired in 1999 he held the
title of Safety and Health
* He was appointed to Gulf-
port council in November,
1986 and served on council
until March, 1991, when citi-
zens elected him mayor.
* He has continuously served
as mayor since then, mak-
ing him the longest-serving
mayor in Pinellas county.
He advocated giving city
employees two hours of leave
every month if they par-
ticipated in school-related
events like tutoring or men-
He implemented Gulf-
port's Teens Summer Jobs
Program in 1994.

In 1998 he started the
Gulfport Teen Council.

Below are Mayor Yakes'
responses to The Gabber's
questions. You can comment
on these at the Discussions
section of The Gabber News-
paper's Facebook page.

Michael "Mike" J. Yakes
What is your occupation?
Retired from the Florida De-
partment of Transportation
and currently serving as an
elected official. My length
of office speaks for itself as I
have been serving as Coun-
cil Member and Mayor since

What is your education?
I have a GED and continue
with other business associ-
ated continuing education

How long have you lived
in Gulfport? 63 years

What two issues do you
think are the most impor-
tant for Gulfport?
1. Maintaining the current
tax base
2. Obtaining Federal and
State funding through perse-

Where do you stand on the
mooring field?
I support a mooring field
that is initially limited to 25
mooring balls for transient
usage. I do not support stor-
age or long term anchorage.

How do you think the city
can maintain its level of
services without raising
taxes, or do you believe
a tax hike may be neces-
I believe we can maintain
and that it is not necessary
to increase taxes. We pro-
vide a quality service but it
may be the hours of service
that are adjusted. We need

to prioritize the needs with
public safety and health at
the forefront.

How well do you think
the city has reflected the
changes in the economy in
the last few fiscal years?
Having been very much a
part of it, I think we have
done very well.

How can voters contact
you with any questions
they may have about your
positions, affiliations,
and candidacy?
For my length of office, my
phone has worked very well.
I am also easily recognizable
and very approachable.

Jennifer Salmon
Ward 3

When the qualifying period
ended for city council candi-
dates, only Jennifer Salmon
qualified to run for her ward
(Ward Three). The Gabber
asked her the same ques-
tions they asked the candi-
dates for Ward One as well
as Mayor Mike Yakes, who
is the unopposed candidate
for Mayor. You can find her
unedited answers on the dis-
cussion section of The Gab-
ber's Facebook page as well
as some of them below.

Salmon fell in love with

Gulfport because of contra
dance. Contra dancing is an
energetic form of folk danc-
ing that Salmon loves (in
fact, she met her husband,
Don, at a contra dance), and
when she attended a contra
dance at the Casino, she dis-
covered Gulfport. She was
living in Tampa at the time,
but as she describes it, "there
was no there there."
Gulfport, she decided, had a
definite there, and she knew
she wanted to be a part of it.
She'd been looking at com-
munities like Dunedin and
Safety Harbor, but when she
found Gulfport, it was love at
first sight. She found a home
in the Stetson area one night
and showed up with earnest
money the next morning.
"It was the best move I ever
could have made," she says.
Nine years later, she and
Don, a systems analyst, still
live in that home-with one
Four years, at age 46, Salm-
on and her husband adopted
their son after spending 15
months on a waiting list.
Since he was 30 hours old
he has lived in Gulfport, and
now he attends Gulfport El-
ementary. On Friday nights
they watch movies as a fam-
ily, courtesy of Netflix. On
occasion they trade babysit-
ting with another couple and
go dancing. Sometimes they
take their son out to eat. She
loves her family and says
she's glad she adopted her
son, a fact they won't keep
secret from him.
"We're very proud of that.
We feel so lucky," she says.
Starting this spring, Salm-
on can add Tuesday night
council to her list of things to
do. She says there are things
about the process she'd like
to change and she's not afraid
to say she doesn't know all
the answers.
Because she ran unop-
posed, Salmon had fewer

Gabber January 14 -January 20, 2010

campaign expenses than she
anticipated. She offered con-
tributors a prorated refund;
if they refused she donated
the money to charity. Tampa
Bay Watch, The Gulfport
Multipurpose Senior Center
Foundation, The Gulfport
Historical Society, and the
Sonia Plotnick Health Fund
all received $170 from Salm-
on's campaign fund.

Name: Jennifer Salmon. I
am an unopposed candidate
for Ward 3 and therefore my
name will not be on the bal-
lot. I am glad to have this
opportunity to let residents
know more about me.

What is your occupation?
Research consultant and

Who is your employer?
Self-employed d/b/a Aging
Research Group; part time
faculty in Eckerd College's
Program for Experienced
Learners; Courtesy appoint-
ment, University of South
Florida Aging Studies De-

What is your education?
BA, American Literature,
Middlebury College, Ver-
mont, 1981.
ML, Librarianship, Univer-
sity of Washington, Seattle,
Ph.D., Aging Studies, Uni-
versity of South Florida,

How long have you lived
in Gulfport? 9+ years (since
September 2000).

How long have you lived
in your ward? 9+ years.

What experience do you
bring to the office? I bring
an ability to understand com-
plex information, ask ques-
tions to clarify issues, and
work with others to achieve

solutions that will satisfy
most people of good will. I
have worked as a librarian
for 13 years and as a geron-
tologist for 20 years. I am a
mother of a young child and
have been a volunteer care-
giver for many elders.

What two issues do you
think are the most impor-
tant for Gulfport?
1) City Council needs to
have a better process for
making decisions so that
decisions are based on good
information and thoughtful
discussion. As elected offi-
cials, City Council members
have the final responsibility
for anything that happens in
city government. Therefore,
how we get and discuss rel-
evant information should be
completely in the sunshine
and provided only at public
meetings. Decisions should
not be rushed but be tabled
when necessary.
2) I think our most impor-
tant decisions are related to
land use--those that either
preserve or change our city's
character or have an effect
on the environment. These
discussions usually begin
with staff and are reviewed
by Planning and Zoning but
only City Council has the fi-
nal say. What it decides in
one situation will set a prec-
edent for other situations. I
want to preserve our city's
small town character while
attracting useful and clean
businesses to our three main
commercial streets so we can
be proud of every entrance to
our city.

Where do you stand on the
mooring field?
I don't believe that the pro-
posed mooring field is the
proper way to provide safe,
temporary anchoring for
them. Since July 2005, I

have been a vigorous voice
against either a 50 or 100
boat mooring field right off
our only public beach. The
public spoke out against it in
2005 and yet it is still in the
plans even though it does
not make fiscal or environ-
mental sense. The return
on investment was 10 years
in the economic boon years
(it would take longer now).
Derelict boats are covered
under the Needleman law
that gives local police the re-
sponsibility to fine and tow
these vessels. Boats would
block sunlight and be a haz-
ard for the sea life below. It
will not stop the few boat-
ers who anchor just outside
of our jurisdiction. The best
solution was the recent deci-
sion by City Council to open
up unused slips in our certi-
fied clean marina for short-
term stays.

How do you think the city
can maintain its level of
services without raising
taxes, or do you believe
a tax hike may be neces-
I believe that the city budget
can be contained without los-
ing the services that matter
the most to the most people
and therefore should be re-
tained such as: public safety,
senior services, library, and
parks. I think we should ex-
plore the potential to expand
some of these services to res-
idents in nearby cities which
do not have them but would
use them at a non-resident
fee. We should review ways
to reduce the costs without
gouging these important
services or increase their
revenues. For example, I
would add Voluntary Pre-
Kindergarten to Tot Time
which would increase rev-
enues and extend GEMS to
South Pasadena residents at

a non-resident fee. Library
hours should be restored. I
think we should evaluate the
cost-effectiveness and appro-
priateness of the remaining
city services to determine if
they could be done less ex-
pensively and with better
service through outside pro-
viders or contractors.

How well do you think
the city has reflected the
changes in the economy in
the last few fiscal years?
I think that the city got it
backwards during the last
10 years. We should always
focus on the core services
and then set the millage
rate. If we did that, during
the housing boon years, the
City would have reduced
taxes and still saved for a
rainy day. In the lean years,
we could have used the rainy
day fund. We must always
remember that a minority
of property owners pay the
lion's share of our property
taxes. This includes those
who bought or re-financed
during the real estate bub-
ble, are part-time residents,
live in wealthier neighbor-
hoods, landlords, or are busi-
nesses. Those of us who live
here year round and bought
our homes before the bubble,
contribute very little to city
property taxes (that includes
me and most of the current
City Council).
How can voters contact
you with any questions
they may have about your
positions, affiliations,
and candidacy?
www. electjennifersalmon.
email: Elect Jennifer@tam-
pabay.rr.com or call me
during business hours: 344-

Gabber January 14 January 20, 2010 45

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.

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

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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
at www.floridadoggiepaws.com or
call Florida Doggie Paws at 813-
283-1695 and open your heart and
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.
Florida Doggie Paws Rescue is an
all volunteer, foster based 501 (c) 3
Organization. All donations are tax

Corey Avenue
Sunday Market
The Corey Avenue Sunday
"European Style" Market runs from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Corey Avenue is
blocked between Blind Pass Rd. and
Boca Ciega Dr. featuring over 35
local vendors. Many Corey merchants
and restaurants are open during the
market offering relaxed dining and
shopping pleasures while live music
is being played for your listening
enjoyment. Plenty of free parking
and all within walking distance.
Corey Avenue is located just off
Gulf Blvd. between 73rd and 75th
Avenues. Free admission. Visitwww.
coreyave.com or www.suntanart.org,
or call 727-498-8778.

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Gabber January 14 -January 20, 2010

Holy Name Begins 50th Year Anniversary Jubilee Celebration
By Leigh Clifton
For Most Holy Name
of Jesus Christ Catho-
lie Church in Gulfport,
2010 holds a very spe- -,
cial significance. It
marks the parish's
50th year of service
to the community and a
the church has many
wonderful celebrations
planned to commemo-
rate the auspicious oc-
casion. The kickoff for
the Jubilee began with
the groundbreaking "M
ceremony for the reno-
vation of the Blessed Father Vladimir Dziadek, surrounded by parishioners, officially breaks ground for the renovation of the Blessed
Mother grotto on Jan- Mother grotto at Most Holy Name Catholic Church in Gulfport on January 3rd. The church is celebrating 50
uary 3rd by Father years of service to the community
Vladimir Dziadek. The
St. Mary and St. Ann Society of Catholic Women, along with parishioners, donated the funds to renovate the statue
area, and were present for the groundbreaking. Construction services are being donated by Sheila Eveland and the
Eveland Brothers ConstructionCompany and Dan Harte, of Tampa Contracting Services. Dedication for the reno-
vated grotto is scheduled for February 14, 2010. A family picnic will follow the Mass and dedication ceremony.
There will also be many events scheduled throughout the year, with a Gala Ball set for February 13th in the
Maria Center. Tickets will be on sale at the Rectory office for $50.00. Two pilgrimage cruises are planned for April
and June, along with other celebrations. For more information on the Jubilee celebrations or information about the
church and its services, you can contact the Rectory office at 727-347-9989.

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The City of Gulfport Recreation Division would like to recognize the winners of this season's Holiday Decoration
Contest in the Commercial and General theme. All the homes and businesses were glittering with the Holiday
spirit, but these outshined the rest! Thank you to all that participated. You truly brightened up Gulfport this sea-

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Gabber January 14 -January 20, 2010

New Knitting Class
Always wanted to knit, but never
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
for more information and a list of

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 medical problems,
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.

Go "Glow" Golfing
Golfers are invited to "glow"
golfing at Treasure Bay Golf and
Tennis facility located at 10315
Paradise Boulevard, Treasure
Island on Wednesday, January
27 and Wednesday, February 24.
Registration and food will be held at
6 p.m. The golf scramble will begin
at approximately 6:30 p.m. or dusk.
Golfers may sign up as a foursome or
a single. Hotdog, chips and soft drinks
will be provided free of charge. Prizes
and fun for all in this Glow-in-the-
dark golf outing. Only $20 per player
and pre-registration is required.
Call Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis
at (727)360-6062 for additional
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Gulfport: The Musical Delights
By Cathy Salustri

A Scene where bikers ruled the Streets of downtown.

Gil Pelroth's musical, based on Gulfport historian Lynne Brown's book,
drew crowds to the Catherine Hickman theatre this past weekend. Gulfport:
The Musical re-enacts Gulfport history, telling the stories of all walks of
Gulfportians from the Barnetts to the bikers.
In a departure from the Gulfport Community Players' traditional theatrical
fare, this show charms the audience not with impressive theatrical
achievement but riveting storytelling and overwhelming enthusiasm. The
cast includes not only devoted actors but locals such as the lovely young
Elizabeth Brown-Worthington, a seventh-generation Gulfportian who
portrays her own many-times great aunt. In the playbill, many actors
mention their connection to Gulfport rather than how many shows they've
starred in.
Pelroth weaves music into Brown's history, and while even Brown
admits the storyline may stray a bit from the facts, Gulfport: The Musical
interlaces charm with fact and spirit with talent. His music and Brown's
history move the audience through pioneer days into modern times, with
quite a few wonderful stops along the way.
While they aren't the only magical things about the production, there
are two performers worth watching: Annika Fuller, an extremely earnest
singer who attends first grade at Douglas L. Jamerson school, and Eriq
"EZ" Zetta, who lights up the stage in the second act as a tender loving
biker. While the entire cast brims with energy and love for this unique
production, these two stand out in the crowd.
Other moments of whimsy include Gulfport's tribute to bathtub gin,
Councilwoman Judy Ryerson as a flapper, and Realtor Mike Baggs as an
early land agent. These and other happy little touches throughout the
show make for a lively evening for any fan of Gulfport. Director Daniel
Harris and Musical Director Bill Bryant, both professional directors and
performers who volunteered for this production, did a tremendous job of
presenting Gulfport history in song and action, and their willingness to
depart from traditional theatrical efforts proves well worth it for the city.
Gulfport: The Musical kicks off the city's centennial celebration and runs
for the next two weekends (through January 24) at the Catherine Hickman
Theatre. Thursday, Frid. iy and Saturday nights the curtain parts at 8 p.m.

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By Cathy Salustri

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The Citrus Place still trades in
liquid gold.

WH AT.Ben Tillett
.opened The
Citrus Place in the 1970s as a "You
Pick" grapefruit business. When
citrus canker struck his groves a
few years later he could only allow
workers to go into the groves. The
Citrus Place became a packing
house and ultimately progressed to
a packing and shipping business.
Today, the Tillett family still owns
the grove and the shop in front that
sells citrus, juice, jams, jellies, and
fruit sections.

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don come Irom lltie grove behind tlhe
shop anymore, but the Tillett family
still gets their citrus from Florida:
Odessa and Parrish. Similarly, the
days of picking your own citrus or
watching the huge sorting machine
do its work are also gone, but the
juice is still there, very fresh and still
tasting like Florida's "liquid gold."

The Citrus Place is a storefront and
doesn't charge admission, although
they do offer free samples of juice
and fresh fruit sections. Call them
at (941) 722-6745 with questions or

Contact Cathy Salustri at
CathySalustri@TheGabber. com.

Gabber January 14 -January 20, 2010

Ombudsman Program
Needs Volunteers
Florida's Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Program needs
volunteers to join 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.
All interested individuals who care
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.

Trolley Token
Purchase Locations
The following locations offer tokens
to ride the Gulfport/St. Pete Beach
trolley: Domain Home Accessories,
3129 Beach Blvd. S., The Outpost,
3007 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport
Recreation Center, 5730 Shore
Blvd. S., in Gulfport and Bluewater
Outfitters, 341 Corey Ave. in St. Pete
If you are a Gulfport or St. Pete Beach
business that is interested in having
your shop participate as a Gulfport-
St. Pete Beach Trolley token purchase
location, call Brian Van.iSlI.- at
893-1069. Soon, flamingo window
cling signs will mark your business
as a "Trolley Token" location!


Excerpts heard at the January 12, 2010
St. Pete Beach
City Commission Meeting

Public Comment

& Council Quotes

"I'm not sure how to respond to that. It's disturbing." -District
Three Commissioner Christopher Leonard responding to claims that an
applicant for a zoning change had requested a continuance of its case to
postpone the commission's vote on the change until Leonard was out of
office, and someone who may be more favorable was in.
"Let me assure you that is not the case. I think it's rather pre-
sumptuous to try to guess what a new commissioner would do."
-The applicant's attorney in response.
"They're not saying 'bring us a pretty picture of a building.' We're
talking about changing the fabric of Pass-A-Grille."
-District One Commissioner Bev Garnett, who said she feared her district
would have been impacted by the zoning change.
"I just want the ability to redevelop with no more intensity less
intensity than there is now...I'd expect this outrage if I took
three houses in a row, knocked them down, and put up a hotel."
-Joe Caruso, owner of the Coconut Inn in Pass-A-Grille, who had hoped
the City Commission would amend its comprehensive plan to allow him
to redevelop his hotel if he needed to do so in order to stay competitive.
"These people have to wake up to a porno shop next door? A top-
less bar?" -Chet Chmielewski, expressing fear that the allowance of an-
ciliary use for hotels restaurants, bars, retail would make it legal for
Caruso to have such business on his property. Months ago, Caruso told
the commission that he would be happy to waive this right as a condition
for the rezone.

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

6 Guess you could say my motto
is 'been there, done that'," says
.. Keith Sanders, from the law
office of Andre Keith Sanders, P.A.
He says that for two reasons. First,
he says his more than 17 years of ex-
perience as an attorney specializing
in handling "literally thousands" of
bankruptcies means that he has dealt
with virtually any kind of problem
or issue that might arise with them.
And, secondly, he had to file a Chap-
ter 13 bankruptcy himself a few years
ago. He says that experience makes
him very sensitive to the kinds of
things people face when making the
difficult decision to file.
"Most attorneys have never been
in a situation where they have been
worried about how to keep the lights
on, but I have been there myself so I
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

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
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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 on 58th Avenue and 79th
Street 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.
Beta Sigma Phi is an international
sorority which provides women with
a social and cultural outlet. The 12
chapters of Sunshine City Council
meet at various times depending on
the chapter format. Chapters may
participate and support a variety of
service projects in the area. If you
would like to learn more about Beta
Sigma Phi, please contact Sharon
Melton at 595-9625.
Sunshine City Council Executive
Board will meet on Tuesday, January
19 at the home of Barb Dziubinski.
The next regular meeting of Sunshine
City Council will be held on Monday,
January 25 at Dixie Hollins High
School ROTC Room at 7:30 p.m.
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, please contact
Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

Financial Aid Myths
Don't believe these college financial
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The truth is most college students
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very smart or very talented to qualify
for financial aid. Financial aid comes
in many forms such as the federal
government, the college or univer-
sity itself, a parent's employer and
others. When you take the time to

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explore all the possibilities, you will
be surprised as to what services you
may receive.
Myth #3: You can get more schol-
arships by paying someone to search
for you. Scholarship scams are ev-
erywhere. Beware of any group or
individual that guarantees a schol-
arship if you pay a fee. Check out
www.fastweb.com or www.finaid.org
for more information.
Myth #4: My child will pay for col-
lege, so my salary doesn't matter.
Most need-based financial aid is
based on parents' income and assets.
The FAFSA form, available online
at www.fasa.ed.gov asks for infor-
mation similar to what you ned for
your income taxes. After submitting
FAFSA, you'll receive a report that
shows how much the government ex-
pects you to pay.
Myth #5: You can wait until you get
accepted to a college before worrying
about financial aid. Most financial
aid is doled out on a first-come, first-
served basis. No one should wait to
get started. Looking for financial aid
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time, but it is better than graduating
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Women's Drum Circle
Join the Women's Drum Circle when
the meet every Friday at Gulfport
Beach from 7-10 p.m. Bring your
drums, percussion instruments or
just yourselves as they continue the
tradition of woman-led drumming
circles. Bring your own chair or
blanket and water to drink.
Beginners and experienced drummers
are welcome to join this empowering,
healing circle.
They meet on the west side of the
beach (toward the Rec. Center), near
the boardwalk. For more information
contact Dena Lebowitz at denaleb@
gmail.com or 727-289-3380.

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Cleaning, Inc.
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Condos From Homes From
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Since 1989

We don't cut corners...
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Since 1991
Residential and Commercial
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Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Com-
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grades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting
Installed. State License #ER0007653.
FREE ESTIMATES Any Size Job. Service
Upgrades. Fuse to Breakers, Insured Master
Electrician. Home Generator H/Ups. Call Rob-
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Small Repairs, Hauling, Clean-ups, Lawn Ser-
vice, Weeding, Garage Clean-Outs. Just Call
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HANDYMAN SERVICES- If it is Made of Wood
I can Fix it! 30+ Years Experience. References,
Call Mark, 585-233-4128.
HOME REPAIR- Over 30 Years Experience.
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vice Call Gus, 727-644-6194.
Work. Low Hourly Rate. 727-458-7817.
Minor Repairs & Garage Clean-Outs. Free
Estimates. Rent-A-Hand, Inc. Lic.# 5842. 347-
Woodwork, Doors, Trim, Decs, Trim Decks, Screening,
Patio's, Home Repairs. Honest-Reliable, Call
and Talk to Me. Charlie 727-459-6968.

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Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed.
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Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 24 Year Gab-
ber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754.
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Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester,

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rates, 727-341-0185

LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Clean-
ing, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush
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Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall,
Taping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates.
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near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful inter-
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from the depth of my heart and humbly beg
to whom God has given great power to come
to my assistance. Help me in my present
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St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid.
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Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who
lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you
who give me the divine gifts to forgive and for-
get all evil against me and that in all instances
of my life you are with me, I want in this short
prayer to thank you for all things and confirm
once again that I never want to be separated
from you, even in spite of all material illusions.
I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank
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- St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In
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January 16th to My Wonderful
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I wish I could have had one of
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just wasn't possible
J.his year. I'll have to
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for your 80th.
I Love Too Much,

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Furnished. Utilities/Cable Included. Nice and
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2BR APT. IN GREAT GP-Neighborhood. Tile
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$650/Mo. plus $600 Security 727-328-1810.
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Credit Check Required. 727-688-7622.
READY NOW-2BR Furnished Apt. Internet
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floor, 55+. 1yr. Lease. Newly Updated, Cov-
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Stetson. 1BR Apt. Nice, Clean, W/D. No Pets.
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S. 727-543-1789 or 727-729-0385.
HUGE INDOOR POOL Hillcrest 6170 7th
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Service, three car carport. $2195. 530-235-
S. PASADENA 2BR/2BA-Condo on 6th Floor.
Split Plan, Water View. Pool, Covered Parking.
Boat Slips Available, W/D. Close to Beach/
Shopping & Restaurants $1100/Mo. 727-345-
do. Updated. Unfurnished, $750/mo. annual.
includes cable, gas, WSG, Available 2/1/10.
No Pets. 727-365-1762
Large Bedroom, Walk out to Yard, Large La-
nai, Covered Carport. New Tile Throughout.
Steps to Senior Center, Ideal for Senior. $690/
Mo. 727-323-3028.

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.
cluded. 727-289-3588. Also need Part Time
Handyman & Housekeeper.

Near 49th St. & 8th Ave. S, 625 sq. ft. $375 Mo,
Includes Tax and Utilities, 522-8427.
$550/Mo. 5407 25th Ave. So. Available Imme-
diately, Private Patio, Beautiful Landscaping.

MEL TAN-HEIGHTS 3br/lba large fenced lot carport. Lots of space $795
BARTLET PARK 2br/2ba fenced yard W&D Hook ups SEC 8 OK $615
CAMPBELL PARK 3br/2ba New kitchen, bathrooms finely done $795
SOUTH PASADENA lbr/lba Waterfront Condo, Pool, No pets $595
FRUITLAND HEIGHTS 3br/lba Lease Option avail Hardwood firs $795
GULFPORT 2br/lba carport extra storage. Near waterfront Dist. $595
BERMUDA BAY 2br/2.5ba Townhouse, new kitchen, 2 pools $1095
3B^tX Rentals & Realty, Inc.
(727) 867-3767
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50th St. S., Large 1 BR/1 BA with Walk-in Clos-
et. $595/Mo. plus $300/Security. Info and Pics
on Craigs list. 727-742-5140.

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.
WATERFRONT-1 Bedroom Duplex. Walk to
Private Beach. Dock, Screened Patio, Wide
View. All Utilities Including Cable. Non-Smok-
ing. Annual. $1275/Mo. 727-479-4089.
in Kitchen w/Separate Dining Area. Private
Fenced Yard w/Carport. C/H/A. $750/Mo. In-
cludes Lawn Maintenance and W/S/G. $500
Damage Deposit. Section 8 OK. Both Sides
Available. 727-942-7606 or 727-278-4852.
ances including W/D. Balcony and Carport. No
Pets. Fantastic Waterview. Yearly lease $950/
Mo. Possible Option to Buy. 727-360-4123.
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
3BR/1BA/1CG HOME-535 35th St. S. Large
Living and Dining Room. Big Corner Lot. $850/
Mo. Pets Ok. 727-515-6568.
GULFPORT- Small Quiet Efficiency Apt. Pri-
vate Driveway, Alley Access. All Utilities Includ-
ed. Full Kitchen/Bath, $600/Mo. & Security. No
Pets, Single Person Only. 727-327-2772.
1BA House, Fenced Yard, Screened Back
Porch, Wood Flooring, Washer/Dryer, CHA,
5206 10th Ave. S. $925/mo. 727-482-5759.
2BA, 1250SF. Room to Spread out. New car-
pet/paint. 5 pools, waterfront, 3rd floor unit ,
elevator, laundry, $800/Mo. First/Security. ALL
541-2578, Ext. 121.
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.
Gulfport Duplex. Recently Updated. New floor-
ing. Includes Lawn, Water, Garbage. Great Lo-
cation near Laundry, Stetson, Bus line. Pets
ok. Background Check. Deposit Negotiable.
$695/Mo. 1601 56th St. S. 727-278-9620.
CHATEAU TOWER- S. Pasadena. 1 BR/1.5BA,
Beautiful Waterview (sunset/rise) All New,
Cable, Storm Shutters, Balcony, W/D, Pool,
Gym, Yearly 727-347-1738.

50% OFF 2nd MONTH
PINELLAS TRAIL West of 58th St. 1 br $550 2br $695
LAKE MAGGIORE Lake view 1 & 2 br unis $650 & $750
CHILDS PARK Comer lot with mature trees. ONLY $565
OLD NE 1 br apts Ind. WSG, Gas & Basic Cable $550

Furnished/Unfurnished, Overlooking Marina.
2 Swimming Pools, All Amenities, C/H/A, Re-
served Parking, Yearly $875/Mo. Incl Water,
Gas, Cable, Garbage. 55+ 813-841-5025.
Stones Throw #13201. Cable, Water, Mainte-
nance Paid by Owner. $950/mo. Mike Hitch-
ens, 727-688-8314. BEACH & LUXURY RE-
1BR FURNISHED-Renovated Cottages or
Mobile Homes. St. Pete Location. Reasonably
Priced. Good Tenants Only. Very Few Left.
Weekly/Month 727-410-6599.

2BA, Carport. Screened Back Porch, W/D,
D/W, CHA, Vinyl Fencing. Pet Friendly. Sea-
sonal, Febuary on 727-328-0203.
GULFPORT 1BR- Upstairs, Near Library,
Beach and Busline. $210/Wk. Includes W/S/
G & Electric. Also 1 BR w/back porch & small
front yard. W/S/G Included. $165/Wk. 727-

GULFPORT 1BR/1BA APT.- 5 Blocks from
the beach, New Paint, New Floors, $600/mo.
$300 Security Deposit. 727-347-1017.
District, High Ceilings, Wood Floors, Fresh
Paint, New Tile. Reasonable Rent for Quiet
Professional. By Appt. 727-322-6447.

Fresh Paint, New Carpet, C/HA, W/D Hook-
up, Carport, Fenced, Only $800/Mo. Must
See! WALTON REALTY 727-458-3613.
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.

2BR/1BA HOUSE-Newly Updated. Move-in
Ready, Minutes from Beach, Bars and Marina
District. $850/Mo. plus 1st/last/security. Call for
Information 954-270-4882.
1BR/1BA Condo. W/D, Carport, Pool, Gated
"Adult" Community. Annual Lease THE SUN
TEAM 727-345-0099.
SOUTH PASADENA- Park St. Large Unfur-
nished Efficiency. Annual Lease. $525/Mo. &
Security. No Pets. 727-804-4431.
Courtyard, clean & quiet,. $475/mo. 727-343-
Condo, St. Pete, $795, 2BR/2BA House, Gulf-
port, $950, $500 Security. Call Ken 727-417-
House Privileges, Private Entrance, Parking,
W/D, Electric, Water, Cable/Wireless. Refrig-
erator. Included. No Smoking/Pets, 727-916-
8044 24TH AVE. N.-2BR/1 BA Home. CHA, W/
D Hook-up, Fenced Yard, $750/Mo. plus Secu-
rity. MURPHY MATTHEWS & ASSO. 727-343-
1230 Ex. 232.
ST. PETE BEACH-2BR Apt. Beautiful and
Near Beach. $795/Mo. cell 727-412-2517 or


2BR/1BA/2CG, Screened Porch, $850/Mo.
Call Cheryl, 727-420-7877.
Apts. from $450/Mo., 1BR's from $550/Mo.,
2BR's from $650/Mo. Vouchers & Section 8
CONDO 55+-1BR/1BA with Den, Ground
Floor, Lake View. Parking at front Door. Pool,
840sqft. Tyrone Mall area. $585/Mo. 727-710-

Maximo Marina Area, Completely Remodeled
1BR/1BA Waterfront, Beautifully Furnished,
Covered Parking, On Busline, Yearly $950/Mo.
Seasonal $1500/Mo. 727-867-5536.
808 13TH ST. N.-St. Pete, Ex-Large 1Br/1Ba,
A/C's, New Carpet, Part Utilities Inc. Petless,
Porch, Park Nearby. $495/Mo. $400/Dep. 458-
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.
2BR/2BA, Den, Across from Clubhouse.
Brand New Kitchen & Appliances, 55+. Patriot
Square. No Pets/Smokers. $1350/Mo. 845-

House Privileges. Cable, W/D, Fireplace.
$350/Mo. $100 Security. 727-403-5615.
ROOM FOR RENT-$50/Wk. Female Preferred,
Full house Privileges, No Check Required.

Furnished Bedroom, Share Kitchen & Bath.
$475/Mo. 727-343-6350.
HOME TO SHARE-Furnished, Cable, Con-
crete Parking, Washer & Dryer, Fenced Prop-
erty, Utilities Included. Non Smoking, Security
Deposit, $100/Wk. 727-323-1039.

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

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

DIPLOMAT #906 This spacious 1 bed, 1.5
bath unit has terrific open water views of the
bay. Reduced to $159,900.
LANCASTER #510 Serene marina view from
this 1 bdrm deluxe ready for immediate
occupancy. Some furniture too. It can be yours
for only $110,000!
GROTON #310 Totally renovated & Marina
view in this fabulous unit! Priced at $195,000
for 2 bdrms, 2 bath.
Call April Hornsleth or Desi McCarthy
at R.W. Caldwell, Inc. (727) 321-1212

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Realty Qroup
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Real Estate for Sale

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this iewspaper re subject to the
Feder 31 Fair H Act, which makes
it ilm OusC "any preference,
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ace, color, relig n, sex, handicap,
ilamilial status or national origin, or an
Intention to make any such preference,
Imitation or discrilimination.
State laws fodAd discrimination in
the sale, rental or advertising of real
estate based on ilactors in addition to
those protected umder federal law.
We will not ITowingly accept any
advemtlsfflWTaT-= estate which is in
violagon of the law. All persons are
hereby informed that all dwellings
advedised are available on an equal
opportunity basis.
If you have a question regarding
Fair Housing call 1-813-464-4880 in
Pinellas County.

2BR/2BA SPLIT PLAN-Pet Friendly Windsor
Bldg. on Bay, 10th floor. Murphy Bed in Florida
room. 1550sqft. $189,900. 727-345-3584 or




Covered Patio, Pool, Walk to Publix, Near
Beach & Stetson, $95,000. Beach & Luxury
Realty. 727-492-6721.


3115 Beach Blvd. S. Gulfport, Florida 33707

kitchen & bath. Very clean. Cat friendly building $102,000
ETON- Town Shores on a Budget! Ground Floor 'Deluxe'; Needs paint;
updates needed reflected in the price. $65,000k e t e__

FEELS LIKE HOME Spacious Family Room, +LR, 2/1 with Nice Screened Patio +Detached
1/1 Studio/In-Law Unit with Kitchenette and Bath. A good buy at $144,900
BIG OAKS-POOL SIZE YARD 2/1/1, Sliding door in Master Opens to Screened
Porch. Listed at $155,000
TOTALLY UPDATED 3/2,1661 sq.ft. Granite Counter, Solid Wood Cabinets, 30 year
Metal Roof / Pool sized vard/Family Room / Master Suite. $265,000

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Diplomat #903,2/2 open water, Million Dollar view!
Town Shores Groton #315 2/2 waterfront,
covered parking $118,000
The Madison St. Pete, rare 3/2 Hip Downtown
living $249,900
Key Capri at Treasure Island Penthouse floor
w/views of Gulf and Bay. Priced to sell @ $249,900
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FLORAL CITY 3/2/2-Immaculate. W/D, Dish- TOWN SHORES 55+- 2BR/2BA, Breathtaking
washer, CHA, Refrigerator, Glass top Range, View, Pools, Boat Slips & Clubhouse Activities
Built-in-Micro, Smoke Detectors/Blinds Available. Electric Storm Shutters. $174,900.
Throughout. Upgraded Baths/Kitchen, New REALTY EXECUTIVES, Janet Shapiro, 727-
Sprinkler System, Landscaping, Paint, Garage 345-7036.
Door Opener, 18x24 Room Addition, Garden
Shed, 2 Lots, Price Reduced to $139,000. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $13 per
(352)-613-3701. issue. Call 321-6965

NEW LISTING Lancaster #608 2BR/2BA standard unit with Marina view, carport. Priced at $149,000
TOWN SHORES NEW ON MARKET, WINDSOR HOUSE #307 Open Water views, 1 bed, 1.5 bath, windows, newer a/c, new kitchen, paint
etc. carport, Hurricane Shutters. Priced well @ $161,900
TOWN SHORES JAMISON #507 1 bed/lbath standard unit, furnished, clean & updated w/carport. Priced @ $78,900
TOWN SHORES JAMISON #210 2 bed/2bath standard unit, new kitchen, bath, pool views, carport, move in condition. Priced @ $125,000
TOWN SHORES AVALON #202 2 bed/2bath deluxe unit, updated tile, carpet, paint, carport, move in condition. Priced @ $107,000
SEMINOLE GARDEN APTS 8584111th St. N. #310 ** 2 bed, 2 bath corner condo, stps to Clubhouse priced @ $60,000 $54,900
Avalon #206 1 bed/1 bath, standard, beautifully updated & furnished. Pets 20 Ibs, curb parking. Close to elevator & laundry room, 2nd floor.
Priced $91,500
Lancaster House #603, "Marina" water views, 2 bedrooms ] I I] I ery appealing Priced at $127,500
Lancaster #415, 2 bed/2 bath, corner unit, beautifully, updated & furnished. $169,000
Lancaster #304, 1 bed/1 bath, deluxe carport, marina views. Great Buy @ $99,000
Embassy #409, 1 bed/1.5 bath, open water views, furnished. Owners motivated to sell. $155,000 Fabulous open waterviews.
Hampton #310, 1 bed/1 bath deluxe, new carpet, new paint, waterfront marina views. $19,900 $99,000
SHORT SALE Lealman Area Single Family Residence 4550 49th Ave. N. 2 bed 2 bath, new driveway, walkway, deck,
backyard w/serenity garden & pond. Large updated kitchen, new interior, and terra-cotta tile flooring. Great Buy @ $99,000
Gulfport 1713 59th Street South, Gulfport 2 bed 1 bath block home, updated move in ready. Attached carport, shed, landscaped. Steps to
Holy Name Church, Stetson College Campus*** Priced well at $139,900
Eagle Crest 6420 6th Ave. N. 3 bed/2 bath 2,000 sq ft., Beautiful maintained home with "Green" Landscaping, close to beaches, Tyrone Square
Mall and Churches Priced well at $285,000
MARINA DISTRICT 2650 Tifton St. S. 3/1 Cape Cod, 1.5 lot, fireplace room for boat/trailer. Priced at $139,000
St. Pete Beach Starlight Towers 7000 Beach Dr. Unit #308 corner Gulf Side Waterfront unit Upham Beach Location. 2 bed 2 bath condo
beautiful waterfront views. Enjoy pool & beaches right outside your door. 1 car garage with storage. Well Priced $479,000
6323 Bahama Shores Dr. South 3 bed/2bath split plan, updated kitchen and baths. 2 car garage in ground pool $2300 Mth.
560 Zanesville St. S. St. Pete, FL 2 bed 1 bath w/carport, alley access, shady back fenced yard with oak trees
double fence gate. Room for boat, pool, extra parking. Priced at $67,000
6901 Burlington Ave. N., Mini Estate 4 bed/ 2 bath main home, gleaming wood floors, tiled kitchen and hallway. Large kitchen, new cabinets,
new appliances, new vinyl thermo windows. New a/c & heat, completely private fenced yard, "Unique Family Home". Mother-in-Law apt., completely
updated and functional, new a/c, appliances 2 screened porches. Alley access, 1/4 acre corner lot. Priced @ $350,000
Diplomat #609 1 bed 1.5 bath annual, furnished $1000 Month
Dover #410 1 bed 1 bath annual, furnished $750 Month
Kenmore #207 1 bed 1 bath, furnished $750.00 Seasonal
Nottingham #601 2 bed 2 bath Panoramic views $1300.00 Mth
Full Water views from 3 sides of unit

62 Gabber January 14 January 20, 2010


Mike Baggs

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Serving Gulfport and surrounding Communities every Thursday for forty-two years.

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MANCHESTER #510 -1 br/1ba deluxe, offering great
waterviews. Compld ished. Bright and cheery,
move-in ready Covered parking $103,000
CHATHAM #201 corner unit, 2br/2ba, newer carpet,
a/c, refrigerator, storm shutters in kitchen and Florida
room. Just painted! Covered parking. Pet friendly $97,000
FAIRFAX #205 2br/2ba, laminate floors throughout,
beautiful new kitchen, great waterviews, covered
parking, pet friendly. $131,900
GROTON #304 2hr.A ,at-in-kitchen, newer
windows, carpet, fI4 Wlt, storm shutters. Great
waterviews. Very inviting at $129,900
GROTON #101 End unit 2br/2ba deluxe. Beautifully
Furnished, Nem*i:,ii;1 ii.0:i: windowsw, Room for
outdoor Patio Panoramic wtrfrnt, views. Move in Ready
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KENMORE 401 End Unit 2br/2ba, this spacious condo is
very bright due to the numerous windows. Fully furnished
which makes this unit very cozy and desirable. Secured
bldg. pool in backyard, covered parking. $104,000
JAMISON #414 This large 2/2 deluxe has a brand
new kitchen & updated baths which makes this a
great value at $105,000
HAMPTON #402 2/2 deluxe. $159,000
Annual renter in place.
JAMISON #614 2/2 deluxe furnished. New AC &
Heating. Covered parking. $103,000 REDUCED $95,000
CHATHAM #406 1 Br with hardwood floors, new
doors, a/c, and much more. Move in ready pet friendly.

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