Title: Gabber
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089435/00124
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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 21, 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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Bibliographic ID: UF00089435
Volume ID: VID00124
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 41066966
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The Hot Dog Man Leaveth

this week...
IAC Membership
Drive Kickoff
see page 5

Gulfport The Musical
Limited Seats Left
see page 7

Mardi Gras Ball At
Gulfport Casino
see page 8

Grief Support Group
see page 14

Get Rescued
In Gulfport
see page 17

Openings On
Teen Council
see page 21

Women's Club
Receives Award
see page 34

Gulfport Centennial
see page 38

Eye On Crime
see page 42

Public Comment
Heard At Gulfport
Council Meeting
see page 44


Murph, enigmatic proprietor of the Weenie Shack at the Blueberry Patch, has called it
a day. Last Saturday night, (on the coldest day of the year), Murph, dressed in creative
Caribbean bedroom attire, reigned supreme over the Shack for the last time. Surrounded
by friends, cousins and other very cold people, he designed the famous hot dogs "Hal of a
Dog" named for Hal, and the best seller, the "Dallas Doggy," dripping- with -chili, cheese
and onion gastronomic delight, named of course for the beloved Blueberry Patch owner
Dallas. But lest you think that the Weenie Shack has gone the way of the Yugo, rest
assured that other folks are interested in following in Murph's considerably large shoes.
See Murph, page

City Applies for State Grant
to Replace GEMS Vehicle
The new vehicle will cost the city up to
$58,000 less than the budgeted amount
GULFPORT- Gulfport Elderly Mobility Service, GEMS,
program will soon get a new vehicle, and the city
hopes to pay for most of it with an Elderly and Persons
Disabilities grant. The program currently uses a 10-seat
van and a 22-foot bus but pulled a sedan out of service
last May due to "serious mechanical" issues, according
to city manager Jim O'Reilly. In its stead the program
started using a Ford Taurus but city mechanics said the
Taurus would not last if staff drove it eight hours a day
on an extended basis.
Although the city budgeted just over $60,000 for
this vehicle, staff will replace it for slightly more than
$20,000. If the city gets the grant (underwritten by the
Florida Department of Transportation, or FDOT),
See GEMS, page

Small Businesses
Allowed in Homes
in 49th Street
Redevelopment District
GULFPORT- Council amended the
city's comprehensive plan Tuesday
evening. Ordinance 2010-01
changed designated parts of the
49th Street Redevelopment Area to a
Community Redevelopment District.
This land use change will allow the
city to create overlay districts that
allow mixed use; this means that
people in the area could be able to
operate small businesses out of their
The council unanimously approved
the ordinance on its first reading.

The Senior Center
Health Fair
Make sure you stop by the Annual
Health & Beauty Fair which ends
tomorrow, 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 the free History of Gulfport

Trolley Tour scheduled for Monday,
January 25. Don't miss out on this
great event!

The City of Gulfport
Celebrates Arbor Day
Tomorrow, 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.

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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.

Boca Ciega Pirates
Baseball Alumni Game
Boca Ciega Pirates Baseball will
hold their 1st Annual Alumni Game
on Saturday, January 23 at 1 p.m.
at Hoyt Field. Come out and meet
the current Boca Ciega Players
and coaching staff. Cost is $50
and includes homerun derby and
7 inning game against fellow Boca
Ciega baseball alumni. Call Jason
Szafarski at 716-560-6940 or email
to szafarskij@pcsb.org.

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Murph, from front page

Meanwhile, Murph's cousin Sherry
Knight, one half of Sonny and
Sherry's Hillbilly Hotdogs, from
West-by-God Virginia, is thinking
of moving south, to the land of surf
and sun. She andherhusband Sonny
are hoping to bring their uniquely
sized, 18 inch hot dogs and Murph
is hoping to get involved with that
enterprise, possibly in Gulfport.
Meanwhile he will still retain his
position as VP for Sharevival, a
non-profit for musicians and arts
projects. Murph thanks his and the
Patch's loyal fans and hopes to see
you on the Boulevard.

Pasadena Card Club
Pasadena Card Club offers
duplicate bridge Monday through
Friday at 10 Park Street N.
starting at 12:30 p.m. and contract
bridge and pinochle Tuesday and
Thursday at 12 noon. Call David at


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since 1968
1419 49th Street South,
Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 321-6965 (fax) 327-7830
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Contents of this publication may not be reproduced or copied
without premission of the Publishers.

Gulfport Approves Mixed Use in Waterfront
GULFPORT- Gulfportians living in portions of the Waterfront Redevelopment
Area may now use their homes as businesses. City council voted to approve a
"Waterfront Redevelopment Overlay District," or WROD, which runs parallel
to Beach Bouelvard from Shore Boulevard to 28th Avenue South, a half block
east of 56th Street South, and a half-block west of 54th Street South.
City Manager Jim O'Reilly gave the example of a person who lived in a house
but used the front as an art gallery.
There's basically two areas; Fred Metcalf told the city, the homes on the west
side of 54th and the east side of 56th Street.
The change to the zoning code prohibits pawn shops, gun shops, medical
and dental services, tattoo and piercing shops, lingerie shops that also offer
modeling services, establishments that sell alcohol, restaurants, and dance
clubs from operating in this new district.
Metcalf included the section of the zoning code affected, which included
changed and unchanged parts of the code. One part of the existing code caused
concern with several residents.
"It's 45-foot high buildings... You're shaking your head but that's what I read.
I'm actually sort of surprised, I thought that there would be hundreds of people
here," Jennifer Salmon told council during the public comment section of the
"It's not proposing to change any heights from what they are. In fact, that
overlay district will not change any heights from what they are," Fred Metcalf
said. When city staff proposed changes in apart of the code of ordinances,
Metcalf later explained, the proposed changes show up underlined in the
proposed ordinance; unchanged portions of the code do not get underlined.
The city code has allowed for the heights Salmon protested (30 feet for single
family or duplex homes and 45 feet for all other buildings) since October 3, 200,
according to city clerk Lesley DeMuth.
The city approved the first reading of Ordinance 2010-02 unanimously.



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GEMyS, from front page
the city will only have to pay about
$2000 for the car, which is 10 percent
of the cost. The FDOT will pay 80
percent and the state will pay the
remaining 10 percent.
GEMS uses this vehicle to take
clients (consisting of older and
disabled people) on errands.

IAC Kicks Off Annual
Membership Drive
If you have always wanted to Blow
Your Own Glass Masterpiece at the
Industrial Arts Center, now's the
time! The IAC is offering Blow Your
Own Masterpiece gift certificates
with every new or renewed
New individual members who join
by January 31 get one $25 value Blow
Your Own Masterpiece certificate,
good at any Art Walk until June 30,
2010. Use them any first Friday or
third Saturday, from 6-10 p.m.
New and renewing 360 Degree
Club members get the best value
if they join by February 28 -- two
$25 certificates! For their $100
donation, 360 Degree Club members
also get admission to every IAC
special event, plus additional perks
from time to time. "Our 360 Degree
Club members build the financial

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Center by donating $100 at a time"'
says President Lynn DiVenuti. "All
it takes is 360 donations of $100 to
meet our basic financial obligations
for the coming year: rent, insurance,
utilities and class supplies."
All members get a $35 discount
on every adult class offered at the
IAC. Ongoing classes include Jackie
Ballard's Fun with Hot Glass &
the new More Fun with Hot Glass,
Introduction to Glass Fusion with

Vicki Mayer, Found Metal Sculpture
with James Oleson Jr., plus
lampwork, flute-making, hypertufa
containers, jewelry making and
Membership information is available
online atwww.IndustrialArtsCenter.
org or by calling 727-289-9365. The
Industrial Arts Center is located in
the Gulfport Art Village Courtyard
at 2902A Beach Boulevard South.

Win a Free Lap-
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Palms of Pasadena Hospital is
sponsoring a contest to win a free
lap-band surgery. A Center of
Excellence for weight loss surgery,
Palms of Pasadena Hospital will offer
this minimally invasive weight loss
surgery to a deserving contestant in
Throughout the month of January,
local media will promote the contest
asking participants to submit entries
for a chance to win the surgery. Visit

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Clinical experts are available for
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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 www.SPOTusa.org.

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 information or to

Gabber January 21 -January 27, 2010

Gulfport Centennial
Musical Celebration!
This is the last weekendfor Gulfport:
The Musical, which ends January
24 at the Catherine A. Hickman
Theater. Tickets are limited this
weekend so call now for updated
availability and ticket information
at 727-322-0316. Tickets are $15
and this is a not to miss show!

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.

Join the Fun at
Zumba Bash
ST. PETE BEACH: The St. Pete
Beach Community Center will
be home to Zumba Bash IV on
Saturday, January 30 at 5:00pm.
Come and experience all the fun of
Zumba with the beautiful backdrop
of the Intercoastal Waterway. Cost
at the door is $7 per person or $5 if
pre-registering. Join instructors

Gemma, Mida and special guests for
two hours of booty poppin', dropping'
and shakin' fun at Zumba Bash IV.
Water, energy drinks and snacks
available for purchase. Join other
Zumba lovers at the Community
Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, and
call 363-9245 for details.

Can't Stop Eating?
Food Addicts Anonymous can help.
No dues or fees. They meet Thursdays
at 6 p.m. in St. Anthony's Hospital
basement classroom. Call 773-7746.

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Unfair Cigar Tax
Prices Rolled Back To 2008
On All Premium Cigars!

Gabber January 21 January 27, 2010

Town Shores Golf
Time is running out to get your
reservation in for the next golf outing
to be held on Saturday, January 30.
Don't delay, call today! Checks or
money must be turned in by next
Monday, January 25. Checks can be
made out to Terra Ceia Bay Country
This outing is open to all men and
women residents and guests. Get your
foursome together or the committee
will pair you up with another group.

January's price is $45 and includes
18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, beverages
and prizes.
Check in is between 7:45-8:05
a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30
a.m. Coffee and donuts will be
available after check in. Please call
for reservations and get your money
to any of the following committee
members: Gene at 345-4483, Chet at
345-2093, Lew at 343-3046 or Jim at

Tuesday Suda

Mardi Gras Ball at
Gulfport Casino
Shake off the winter blues and let
the good times roll at the flamboyant
Mardi Gras Ball. The Big Easy style
fun begins at the Gulfport Casino
on Friday February 12 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and available now
until sold out. Dance the night away
to the beats of authentic Cajun
Zydeco, Blues and Jazz. Greet the
Mardi Gras King & Queen, St.
Louis Cardinal and former Tampa
Rays pitcher, Trever Miller and
his magnificent wife Pari. Party-
goers are encouraged to get into the
Mardi Gras spirit by dancing the
night away for a good cause and
dressing with flair, however, colorful
masks and elegant costumes are
optional. Ticket price will include
lip smacking Louisiana cuisine and
a cash bar will be available. Ticket
sales and a silent auction will
benefit a variety of Kiwanis charities
including Pinellas Hope, and
H.E.A.T., a Pinellas schools project
that assist homeless children and
their parents. For more information
or to purchase tickets, please visit
or contact Kimberly Boswell at
727-415-8326. The Gulfport Casino
is located at 5500 Shore Boulevard
in Gulfport. Laissez les bons temps

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.

Gabber January 21 -January 27, 2010

New Luncheon
Excursions Offered
ST. PETE BEACH: The St. Pete
Beach Community Center is
now offering weekly Luncheon
Excursions taking participants to a
new restaurant in Tampa Bay each
week. The excursions leave from the
Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega
Drive, at 11 a.m. every Wednesday
and return when lunch is over.
The cost for transportation and
parking is just $3 for St. Pete Beach
residents and $5 for non-residents.
Whether you are new to the area and
would like to lunch with new friends
or would just like to explore fun,
new restaurants in the area, these
Luncheon Excursions are for you!
Call 363-9245 for more information
or to register for upcoming trips.

The St. Petersburg Chapter of the
Michigan Association of Retired
School Personnel will meet on
Tuesday, February 9. Joy Katzan-
Guthrie, pianist, vocalist, composer
and lyricist, will return and present
a program entitled "Songs of the
New Years & New Decades". Call
Wendy Risk at 572-9854.

Care Givers
Support Groups
Do you find yourself "caring" for
the health concerns of another?
If so, consider coming to one of
Pasadena Community Church's Care

Giver Support Groups in the Life
Enrichment Center at 227 70 Street
S. One group meets on Tuesday
evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and
the other meets on Wednesdays from
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Both groups are open to the public
and provide a confidential setting
for those attending to share with
others who are in like situations
their experiences, joys and concerns
of "care giving". The person may be a
relative or just a good friend. It is not

necessary that the individual reside
in the same house with you or even
the same state.
Call Pam Lanning at 347-2809 or
Barbara Posey at 381-2499, ext. 214.

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

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

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.

2nd Mile Recovery
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

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
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Sophie's Thrift Store
Sophie's, located at 2720 53 Street
S. in Gulfport, which is an outreach
ministry of First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport, is currently
closed for renovations. They expect
to be open to the public on February
5. Their hours will be Friday and
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For
more information, call 321-3620.

International Children's
Choir in Concert
Park Place Wesleyan Church, 4400
70 Avenue N. in Pinellas Park, will
present the Children of the World
International Children's Choir on
Sunday, January 24 at 10:15 a.m.
Free admission. Nursery provided.
Call 526-3674 or visit www.ppwc.

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.


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

Gabber January 27 January 27, 2010

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.

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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
Alert Program at the Senior and
Caregivers Expo in St. Petersburg
(The Sunshine Senior Center). The

program is a free online registration
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.

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

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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
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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
(727)". 17-4575, ext. 237.

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
3 p.m.
For tickets call 688-5189; 541-4501
or visit www.sunsationshowchorus.

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Are you ready to expand your
boating knowledge and skills? Basic
Coastal Navigation, a two hour class
presented in one evening by the St.
Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron,
is available to anyone 12 or older.
This seminar will help captain and
crew navigate safely and comfortably.
The student kit contains The
Weekend Navigator and the Maptech
Instruction is free. Cost of the
materials is $30 per family. It will
be held on Wednesday, February 17
from 6:30-9 p.m. at the St. Petersburg
Sailing Center, 250 Second Avenue
SE, Demens Landing, St. Petersburg.
Pre-registration is required. Register
on-line at www.boating-stpete.org
or call 727-525-0968. The course
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South Pasadena Civic Association
The South Pasadena Civic Association will have a Lasagna Dinner on Satur-
day, February 6 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Following the dinner there will be
10 games of bingo. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for non-members. For tickets,
call Agnes at 347-5292.
On Saturday, February 20 they are going to a dinner theater in Clearwater.
Tickets are $32. Tickets are limited. Call Agnes at 347-5292.

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Adam Smith to Speak
at Democratic Club
Adam Smith, Chief Political Reporter
at the St. Petersburg Times, will be
the featured speaker at the February
11 meeting of the Greater Pinellas
Democratic Club. The meeting, to
be held at Banquet Masters, 8100
Park Boulevard in Pinellas Park
starts with cocktails (cash bar)
and social time at 6 p.m., followed
by a sumptuous buffet dinner at
6:30 p.m., and concludes with

Mr. Smith's informative, timely
presentation and discussion. Don't
miss this chance to hear and discuss
the latest in political discourse.
Questions, reservations (dinner
$15) call Betty Morgenstein at
727- 360-3971. Everyone is welcome.

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-

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
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Gabber January 21 -January 27, 2010

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
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spcatampabay.org. (*No diesel or
vehicles that take more than 7

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.
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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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Henri's Notions
Friday, January 29,
7:30 p.m.
The Palladium
253 Fifth Avenue North
St. Petersburg
Tickets are $20 in advance
$25 at the door, including tax.
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Gabber January 27 January 27, 2010

10:00 am Yoga with Diana Come See Our Massage, Shiatsu, Yoga,
11:30 am Yoga with Valerie Now Studio Skin Cars, Reiki,
1:00 pm Ayurveda and Aromatherapy Right Next Door CranloSacral, Meditation,
with Susan Wasserman 2321 49th St. S. Hypnosis, Holistic
2:30 pm Yoga with Heather Gulfport & Intuitive Counseling
4:00 pm Yoga with Heidi
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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.

"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.

Basic Drawing
The Gulfport Recreation Center will
be starting a basic drawing class. The
class will be on Thursdays from 1-3
p.m. The fee will be $60 for the 4 week
session ($15 each class). The next
session will start February 4. Please
call the instructor Doug at 727-643-
2554 with questions. You will need to
bring a pencil and paper to class.

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

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Gulfport Goes
Gladly... to the Dogs
By Suzanne King
Get Rescued... In Gulfport,
the animal rescue festival and
fundraiser, is preparing for its
sixth annual event to take place
on Saturday, February 27 from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Animal rescue
organizations, many appearing with
adoptable pets, take over Beach Blvd.
to raise money and awareness for
their causes. Additionally, animal-
related vendors, artists and crafters
offer their wares to festival-goers.
Each year, hundreds of attendees,
many accompanied by their own
canine companions, make their way
to Gulfport to participate in what
has become a beloved tradition.
Pet related activities include agility
contests, a pet and their people
dance contest, training demos and
more. Participants are encouraged
to bring donations of dog and cat
food and cat litter to be distributed
to the rescues. This popular event,
which GMA helps to sponsor, has
evolved from one block and a handful
of animal rescue groups in its first
year to a popular and beloved event
representing over 60 animal rescue
groups from throughout the region.
It is one of the largest such events in
the nation. All proceeds from vendor
fees and sponsors benefit the non-
profit rescue groups.
The event was conceived and has
flourished under the supervision of
two GMA members: Lynda Shehan
of Auntie Lynda's Pet Care and
Mary 0 1 I1.i11.-y of Reef Dog Gifts and
Grooming. Over the years, Lynda
and Mary have added additional
fundraising events to tie in with the
main Get Rescued event.
One component which continues
this year is a Get Rescued
Celebration held later in the evening
after the daytime event. This year,
the Celebration will be held at the
Gulfport Casino from 7 to 11 p.m.
Festivities will include music and
dancing, cash bar, hors d'oeuvres,
opportunity drawings and silent
auctions with a wide variety of items
provided by Gulfport merchants and
supporters of the individual rescues.
$20 tickets for the Celebration will
be available in advance at Reef
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Dog or Domain Home Accessories,
or tickets can be purchased at the
Leading up to Get Rescued,
fundraising has been taking place
since the Fall on the first Friday of
each month at Ecco Bistro & Tapas
in Gulfport. Coinciding with the First
Friday Art Walk, Ecco is donating
20% of its receipts to Get Rescued.
The monthly event, next occurring
Friday, February 5, has attracted
many diners who are anxious to
contribute to the Get Rescued effort
by simply enjoying dinner or a glass
of wine.
Supporters can become involved
in Get Rescued by sponsoring an
individual animal rescue group for

$50, which will include a prominent
sign at that group's Beach Blvd.
booth. Additionally, donations of
merchandise or gift certificates for
the silent auction and drawings
will be appreciated. Get Rescued is
proudly sponsored/co-sponsored by
the City of Gulfport, The Gulfport
Merchants Association, Pet Angel
and more. The daytime event is
free for the public to attend. For
more information, contact Lynda
Shehan at 727-323-3892 or email

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Those who attended the
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experience. The tour guide was
very knowledgeable and gave an
interesting tour.
The February 11 program will be a
trip to Sarasota to visit two garden
centers. Tropiflora specializes in
bromeliads, succulents and rare
plants. Hibbs Farm and Garden
Center is a full-service facility that
carries a great variety of plants
as well as many hard-to-find
If you have not already made
arrangements for a ride, please
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Nicole Comer, Gulfport: "Yes I do;
I think there should be a law that
prohibits that kind of cruelty to an
animal. When you get a pet, it's an
investment of time and money. When
you put a dog outside on a lead all
day, that doesn't provide the dog
proper exercise and that's not an
investment of time. I think animals
deserve to be walked; they need
stimulation and contact. You just
can't get a dog and then chain it up in
your back yard. There are plenty of
no-kill shelters if you can't properly
provide the necessary care it takes
to have a dog. I have two dogs and
a ten year old and we all go to the
beach and play; they're all my babies
and they get treated very well. If you
can't take care of a dog, don't have

Heather Wyble, Gulfport: "I can
certainly understand why they
would want a law banning chaining
a dog outside. I own a six month
old Aussie dog and we don't tie her
up outside unattended, basically for
her own safety. We have a pool and
we've already had to rescue her from
the pool three times when she fell in.
We're in the process of teaching her
how to swim. We're also very involved
with the local dog parks like Gulfport
and Fort DeSoto. I think a dog is just
like a kid; they're totally dependent
on you. They need exercise and love
and chaining a dog up just isn't fair
to the animal and it isn't safe. It
makes them aggressive and lonely.
They need interaction and kindness,
just like kids."

Al Salazar, St. Pete Beach: "No,
I don't think we need a law telling
people how to treat their dogs; I think
that's crazy! Do they expect me to
sit in a lawn chair for an hour while
my dog exercises in the back yard? I
think you should be allowed to leave
your dog outside on a line and I don't
think you should have to watch him
the whole time. I do agree that they
should do something about those
people who buy a dog and just chain
it up; there's definitely something
that should be done about that.
But to say that if I want to tie my
dog outside I have to supervise and
watch while my dog plays outside in
my backyard is ridiculous."
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Lorraine Ward, Gulfport: "I don't like to see a dog chained or tied up. I live
by the Marina and I've heard that roaming dogs have been attacking other dogs
and people too! These could be dogs that were abused or chained and got loose
and now are so aggressive there's no hope of rehabilitation for them. I'm totally
against having a dog chained up; it just makes them crazy. Why would they
get a dog and then just chain it up and not take care of it properly? To me, it's
a reflection of the character of the owner. These are people who shouldn't have
a dog in the first place. If they treat their animals so deplorably, it makes you
wonder how they treat their children and family members. I think a law would
certainly weed those people out and maybe save a dog's life in the end."

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Come See the Show
Five members of The Art Guild
of Treasure Island offer 20
paintings to adorn the walls of our
Community Center through March
4. Participating in this show are
Pat Davis, Peter Garino, Jill Hale,
Toni Parsons and Grace Porter.
This week we introduce the works
of Pat, Peter and Toni.
Pat Davis continues to grow in her
art through her studies with Judi
Dazzio and Marge Andruk. Her
award-winning acrylic paintings of-
ten show emotional tension or con-
troversy, as in "Whatever Happened
to Common Decency?", "A Bit Of a
Chat," and "Decisions." But Pat's
humor and whimsy bursts forth in
her colorful "To Market, To Mar-
ket," in which the red-coated 'farmer'
grips two white pigs with pink ears
and snouts, looking more like soft,
stuffed animals.
Peter Garino, leader of our weekly
Portrait Workshop, has chosen four
oils: two portraits and two land-
scapes, each demonstrating his ver-
satility. Pete gives his "Portrait of
Judy" a soft, gentle treatment and
"Le Coq au France," the elegant
rooster, a rich, dramatic flair. In "El
Morro" he contrasts the stark silhou-
ette of the stone fort against a bril-
liant blue sea. Finally, Pete's "Flor-
ida Mailbox" offers a warm, sunny
welcome to visitors.
Toni Parsons continues to intrigue
the viewer with her bold, acrylic
colors and compositions. "Life's A
Beach" depicts grandma, mom and
creeping baby in a hectic kitchen
scene. Again, in "Downtown" Toni
uses multiple figures to tell her sto-
ry. "Elk In the Aspens," though col-
orful, is more restful, as is her pastel
"Florida Hibiscus." However, golden
petals set against a strong turquoise
background make this just as eye-
catching as the others
Enjoy this exhibit at the Center lo-
cated on 106th Avenue just east of
Gulf Blvd. Please call the Recreation
Center, 547-4575 for information
about hours.

Gabber January 21 -January 27, 2010

]News from the
julfport AHistorical 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

Trip to Ringling
The Gulfport Historical Society
is planning a trip to the Ringling
Museums on Saturday, January 30.
They will carpool from the Gulfport
Museum at 9-9:30 a.m. Museum
admissions are $25 for adults, $20
for seniors, and is well worth the
price. The newly opened miniature
circus is a fascinating sight, as
well as the circus museum with
painted circus wagons, etc. The art
museum has many treasures. The
home of John and Mable Ringling
is also well worth a visit. Food and
beverages are available on the


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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 three
vacant alternate member positions available. Applications may be picked up
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Band Salutes Presidents
in Free Concert
The South Pasadena Community
Band announces its February concert
entitled Presidential Salute. The
concert is free to the public and will
be presented Thursday, February 11,
at 7:30 p.m. in the Boca Ciega High
School Auditorium located at 924
58 Street S. in St. Petersburg. The
facility has adequate free parking
and is handicap accessible.
According to Max Millspaugh,
the concert will feature a Lincoln
portrait set to music and a moving
Jefferson portrait with a musical
background. "We will also feature
some familiar marches and a very
interesting Dixieland arrangement
that will include several Dixieland
standards, said Millspaugh. "We
are planning to present some other
selections that will give the audience
nice variety and some interesting,
listenable fare," he concluded.
Mayor Kathleen Peters said that
the community is welcome and that
South Pasadena is pleased to be
part of making the band available
to the entire community. "This is
a community relations initiative
that we have supported in part for
over twenty years," she commented.
"When they play the National
Anthem or, as they will on this
concert, "Ruffles and Flourishes"
followed by "Hail to the Chief," I
can't help but think of the pageantry
of military bands and the connection
between bands and the ceremony
that has surrounded every president
of our great country. This will be
a very interesting and inspiring
concert," she said.
Parking will be available in
front of the school and adjacent
to thheauditorium. Buses will be
accommodated in special parking

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By Matthew Margolis

Protection And
Aggression Are Not
The Same Things
Not long ago, a woman called me,
very upset. She'd just dropped her
dog off at a shelter -- the same shelter
from which she had originally adopted
him only a few weeks earlier.
When I asked why she returned
him, she described what were
obvious signs of severe aggressive
When I asked why she had taken
him home with her in the first place,
she said, "For protection."
OK. "For protection" makes sense.
A lot of people bring a dog into the
family for protection. But protection
and aggression are not the same
You don't want your four-legged,
iron-jawed protector protecting your
home and belongings from you and
your family. And you don't want to
have to protect yourself and your
family from little Cujo. You are then
prisoners in your own home, held
captive by your own dog. That's no
way to live.
We all want to feel safe. And we
all have our ideas of how to find
that feeling of safety. Bigwigs hire
bodyguards. There's the home alarm
system -- just a notch above the car
alarm in effectiveness. And some
folks keep a gun near the nightstand
-- intimidating, but not for everyone.
Still others -- many, many others --
get a dog.
If you're leaning toward the latter,
there are some things you should
know and understand before diving
Above all, protection dogs should
be social, friendly and loving --
with everyone. What? What about
growling? Snarling? Frothing at the
Protection dogs are not mean or scary.
They're highly trained, physically
conditioned and mentally alert
creatures. They're also incredibly
loyal and loving -- when properly

trained and socialized and treated
with love, praise and affection.
Protection dogs do their best work
from inside the house. Left outside,
your watchdog is vulnerable to the
very people you want protection
Dogs will be dogs, and even the
most sophisticated and intelligent
watchdog finds it hard to resist a
juicy sirloin. If some ne'er-do-well
drops a sweet-smelling hunk of beef
seasoned with arsenic into your
backyard, your pal and protector
won't be around to help you when
you need it. This really happens. Evil
does exist. So keep your dog inside,
where he can keep you safe and you
can keep him safe.
In thinking about a dog in terms
of protection, ask yourself what you
really want and what you really
need. Do you want a protection dog,
trained like a police dog, or do you
really want a burglar alarm with a
Unless your only other choice is the
Witness Protection Program, what
most of us really need is a dog who
will cause a stir if someone's jiggling
the door handle in the dead of night.
As Waylon Jennings once sang, "You
wanna get the rabbit out the L-O-G,
you gotta make a commotion like a
Waylon's right. Mr. Burglar makes a
small noise, little Fluffy makes a big
ruckus, and Mr. B has to pause and
ask himself, "Do I feel lucky?" Most
likely, he'll move along to a more
peaceful place, where he can slip in
and out without the fuss.
But if you really do need a protection
dog, first carefully consider the breed.
Certain breeds are better suited to
provide that kind of service than
others, and you might be surprised
by what you find.
A 90-pound Bloodhound asleep
at the foot of your stairs might
look capable of doing some serious
damage, but chances are a clown car
full of burglars could step right over
him, empty your jewelry drawers
and head out without so much as
a "Woof!" from I.-''py. A 7-pound,

yappy Yorkshire terrier, on the other
hand, could easily be a burglar's
worst nightmare.
Do your research. Decide what kind
of protection you need. Be aware that
professionally trained protection
dogs are more expensive. Your local
police station may be able to provide
additional information on this option
if you feel it's the one for you.
Whatever you do, know the difference
between protection and aggression.
Protection is a legitimate reason to
get a dog, but there is no reason at
all to live with aggression.

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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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Gabber January 27 January 27, 2010

SPCA Pet of the Week
I This gentleman is a bit of a mystery since he arrived as
a stray. Our incredible SPCA vets say that he's a very
healthy adult, probably approaching his fourth birthday.
We spent some time together and I found him to be very
friendly, trusting and easy going. He spent several min-
utes investigating his surroundings then apparently he
decided he'd done enough exploring and he just climbed
onto my lap and started purring loudly. Visit Joey at
SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130 Avenue N. in Largo, or call

Friends of Strays
Gucci is a very friendly feline Domestic Short Hair
Black kitty waiting for a nice loving home to make her
own. Gucci is playful and gets along with other cats.
Please stop by the shelter at 2911 47 Avenue N. in
St. Petersburg to visit Gucci and other beautiful cats.
All adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip, vac-
cines and county license. Call 727-522-6566, or visit
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Music at Gulfport
Beach Pavilion
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Carol & Joe, Karaoke Kraze
Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Jules w/your Country favorites.
Come join us.
Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Melody Tunes Karaoke
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Cookie returns with karaoke &
Friday, 1-4 p.m.
Joanne & Chris, The Silver Spin-
Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Jay & Lolita "Toonsters"
Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Italian American accordion by
Woody for fun & dancing
Donations accepted
Weather permitting

Gabber January 21 -January 27, 2010

Two Free Services
for Pets in Need
People on limited income and those
facing financial hardship can receive
free pet food by calling to apply and
make an appointment for pick-up. Pit
Bull and Pit Mix owners can have their
canine companion spayed or neutered
at no charge, thanks to the Florida
Animal Friends license plate program.
Service includes pet vaccinations and
rabies shots. Fix a Pit applications are
accepted in-person on Tuesdays from
9-4 p.m. No appointment needed,
remember to bring your form 1040
(individual income of $20,000 or less,
add $5,000 income for each additional
person in household.) Do not bring
your dog with you. Located at 9099
130 Avenue N. Hours are Tuesday-
Thursday, 11-7 p.m.; Friday, 11-6
p.m.; Saturday, 11-5 p.m. and Sunday,
noon-5 p.m. Monday closed. For more
information call, 727-586-3591 or go
to www.spcatampabay.org.

Gulfport Elementary
Gears Up for Yard Sale
Gulfport Elementary is rescheduling
their yard sale that was slated for
Saturday, January 9 to Saturday,
March 20. This will be on the same
day as the City Wide Yard Sale, The
Nautical Flea Market and the Clam
Bayou cleanup.
If you are interested in donating
your time or items for a great cause
to benefit Gulfport Elementary
students, call Pat Dunham at 727-

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Wellness Consultant
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Gabber January 27 -January 27, 2010

Shop at St. Vincent's
Thrift Shop
St. Vincent's Episcopal Church
Thrift Shop is having a sale. Visit
them on Thursday for half-price on all
clothing. They have a nice selection
of ladies plus sizes. Open Monday
through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at 5124 Gulfport Boulevard.
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4101 Central Ave., St. Pete
(727) 327 MSPA

Tour of Homes
Needs Volunteers
The Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes
will be held Saturday, March 13, from
10-4. Ifyoucanhelp withbeinga greeter
at a home, or other duties, please
call Beth Armstrong at 344-7674, or
e-mail her at birdseyeviewgift@aol.
com. If you've volunteered before, you
know it's Gulfport's fun day!

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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
* Basic Drawing- Thur. Starting Feb.
4th. 1-3 p.m. Call Doug at 643-2554
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

* Gulfport Library

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,

5501 28

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.
tion of Works by Helen Mullin. Open-
ing Day Reception: F,-id.iy, February
5, 6:00-8:00 pm. Through February

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.

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

Open Mn.iiii--Frii.,i 10 am-7 pm
& Saturday: 10 am-4 pm

All meetings and programs are FREE
For more information, call:
893-1074, email HYPERLINK
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Gabber January 21 -January 27, 2010

ices City Sponsored Activities
i in the Community

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

Thursday at the Health Fair:
Thurs. Jan. 21, 9am-noon: Free H1N1
Vaccines; free 911 cell phones, info on
Medication Discounts, Free sign up for
qualifying participants for Medicaid/
Food Stamps, info on SHINE, Arthritis,
the Census and more.
Shingles Seminar: You heard about
Shingles and you don't want it! Come
to our free presentation and learn more
on Thurs. Jan. 21 at 10:30am. Call to
reserve space as seating is limited.
Flea Market: Mark your calendars
now for our Flea Market on Fri. Jan.
22, 9am-noon. Always great bargains
at the Senior Center!
Fashion Show & Lunch: A Fashion
Show will be held on Friday Jan. 22 at
11:30am followed but a sub sandwich
lunch for only $3.00. Meal tickets must
be purchased in advance. (Other food
items available at the Senior Center
Snack Bar). Fashion Show clothing and
accessories provided by the St. Vincent's
Episcopal Thrift Shop in Gulfport.
History of Gulfport Tour for
Seniors: The Senior Center and Senior
Advisory Committee are planning a
special tour for seniors on Mon. Jan.
25. Includes refreshments and a trolley
tour of Gulfport with a special guide
to explain points of interest. Meet at
the Senior Center at l:30pm. Call to
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.
Gabber January 27 January 27, 2010

Petersburg will teach Folk Dance
Classes for beginners for those who
want to be a part of their dance group.
Class for newcomers is on Thursdays at
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 info.
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
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, Bingo
at 10am, 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.
Free Valentine Tea Dance: A
Valentine Tea Dance will be offered on
Mon. Feb. 15 from 3-5pm. Live music
by The Nostalgic Band. Refreshments
included. Be a sweetheart and bring a
can of food for our Food Pantry.
Stretching for Seniors: Every Tues.
at 11:15am
Wii Bowling: Wii Bowling: Every
Thurs. at 1pm, and & 1st & 3rd Tues.
at 6:30pm.
Live Chat Room: Fri. at 2pm at the
Senior Center
Ongoing Support Groups:
Diabetic Support (Every Mon. at
Hearing Support (1st & 3rd Mon at
Vision Support (2nd & 4th Mon at
Diabetic Educator Needed: The
Senior Center is looking for a certified
Diabetic Educator twice a month from
10am-noon. Please call the Senior
Center for more info.

Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-1070
Thurs., Jan. 21 Salsa Dance
7-8:30 Lessons, 8:30-10 Dance
Overeaters Anonymous: Sun.

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5501 27th Ave. So.
Celebrating 100 Years
"GULFPORT, The Musical"
presented by the
Gulfport Community Players
Jan. 21-24, 2010
Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Sun. Matinee 2 p.m.
Tickets $15 Available at Gulfport
Casino, Eileens Resale Boutique,
Beach Bazaar, Gulfport Chamber
or call 727-322-0316


5500 Shore Blvd. So.
Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun., Jan. 24, 6-10 Opm, $7
USA Ballroom Dance
Mon., Jan. 25, 6-10:15pm
$5 Members, $7 Non-members
Every Tuesday
12 3pm- Ballroom Lessons $7
12-1 Inter, 1-2 Beg., 2-3 Dancing
6:30-10:30pm-Argentine Tango $7
6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-8:30 Practice,
8:30-10:30pm Milonga
Every Wednesday
6 11pm- Swing Dance $7
6-8 Lessons, 8-11 pm Swing Dance
Every Thursday
7-10pm-Salsa Dance $7
7-8:30pm Lessons,
8:30-1 Opm Dance

Thurs., Jan. 21
Salsa moved to Neighborhood
Center. See above.

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of Gulfport, died Jan. 15, 2010,
surrounded by her loving family
at home. Survived by son John
Cohee of St. Petersburg; daughters,
Mary Cohee of Las Vegas, Dawn
Cernus of St. Petersburg, Yvonne
Cohee of Largo, Shirley Ventura
of Las Vegas; 16 grandchildren; 20
great-grandchildren. She was a life
member of Ladies Auxiliary VFW
6827. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday at
VFW 6827. She will be missed and
remembered. National Cremation

LUTZ, ELIZABETH, 91, of South
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daughters, Elaine (John) Jackson
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professional skills needed in this
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Dead Fish A Menacing Reminder
By Kate Bradshaw
-. i Those who lived on or visited the
Pinellas beaches in the summer
of 2005 may still shudder at the
thought of the hordes of marine
animals left dead in the water
and on the shores in the wake
of the massive red tide outbreak
that occurred that year.
Those who've been to the beach
in recent weeks see a similarly
sinister array of deceased ocean
life strewn along the shore.
According to the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, the latter fish
kill was more likely caused by
plummeting water temperatures than a toxic algal bloom.
FWCC public affairs officer Carl Segelson says that low water temperatures
have been giving warm water fish species parrotfish, kingfish, snook, bass,
carp, catfish, grouper, the list goes on a particularly hard time this year.
Some die by the initial shock of cold water, some because of extended exposure,
and others due to compromised immune health after experiencing unusually
low water temperatures.
As a result, the commission has extended the ban on harvesting snook until
August 31 of this year. The commission also issued a ban on bonefish and
tarpon, which will extend until March 31 of this year.

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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.

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 367-5256.

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.

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Foster Homes for Dogs
Florida Doggie Paws Rescue needs
more volunteers and foster homes
for small to medium breed dogs.
Their mission is to responsibly
rescue, spay/neuter, rehabilitate,
foster and find permanent loving
homes for unwanted, abandoned and
abused dogs in the community and
throughout the State of Florida.
There are many advantages to
fostering a dog. Foster homes are
not responsible for any vet bills or
expenses. The rescue will transport
the dog and take care of any
veterinary needs. The rescue has
a trainer available for you to use.
In addition, they act as a support
system that you can call anytime -
day or night, if you have questions
about the dog's behavior, health,
etc... You are not alone! But the best
reason of all to foster is the reward
of knowing that you saved a life.
Please fillout 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
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Corey Avenue
Sunday Market
The Corey Avenue Sunday
"European Style" Market is open
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
Corey Avenue is located just off
Gulf Blvd. between 73rd and 75th
Avenues. Free admission. Visit
www.coreyave.com or www.
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Gabber January 27 January 27, 2010

Tiny Bubbles
By Kate Bradshaw
Instructor Carol
Macik (right) and
Lynn Gadsden (left)
of the dance troupe
Florida Beach Girls
practice a Hawaiian
dance number to
the classic Don Ho
.. tune. Macik, who
Teaches a number of
dance styles, started
studying Hawaiian
dance after suffering
from a compact
fracture of her
gr vertebrae. She spent
weeks at Oahu's
Polynesian Cultural
Center studying the
form, and says that it
helped her condition
immensely. Now 81, she and the other Florida Beach Girls perform regularly
at a variety of functions. The class is held Tuesdays at 9am at the St. Pete
Beach Community Center.

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Gulfport Women's Club Receives Award,
Continues Good Deeds ;M

The Gulfport Women's Club held their Janu-
ary 13 meeting at the Town Shores Clubhouse.
Michele King, Gulfport Councilwoman and
GWC member, informed the group that the
City of Gulfport will be presenting the "Spirit
of Gulfport" award to the Gulfport Women's
Club for the many good works they do annu-
ally. The children in the Gulfport schools and
seniors are the recipients of the money that
yea raises throughout the year.s.
the club raises throughout the year. President and Mlchele King,
Gulfport Councilwoman

The guest speaker was Dottie Fer-
guson from the Pilgrim Congrega-
tional Church of Christ on Central
Avenue. The members of the church
prepare shoe boxes for children who
are removed from their homes by so-
cial services. In the past eight years,
Dottie has filled more than 3,000 shoe
boxes with a variety of items that
children need such as toothpaste,
brushes, deodorant, shampoo, stuffed
/ animals, crayons, crossword puzzles,
Pictured: Jan Hauser, GWC Chairwoman, cards, books, etc. The members of
Jean Patterson and Dottie Ferguson GWC donated hundreds of items for
the boxes. Ferguson and her partner
took a van load of items to their church where they will put them in decorated
boxes for future use. Ferguson says the need is even greater now than in past
The Gulfport Women's Club is a volunteer organization working to better
the lives of children and seniors in Gulfport. Anyone interested in joining this
organization can call Grace at 381-8369 or send a check for $25 made out to
the Gulfport Women's Club for an annual membership to Gulfport Women's
Club, POB 5036, Gulfport, FL 33737.

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Red Hot Beach Nuts
They had their January event at
the Gulfport Neighborhood Center.
It was a pizza/bingo party with
snacks, drinks and a birthday cake
to celebrate January members. Over
members attended. All bingo winners
received gifts and a good time was
had by all. Special thanks to Bev
Queen Mom, Josie, Sadie, Marty and
Nancy. The Red Hot Beach Nuts is a
charter member of the Red Hatters

Ombudsman Program
Needs Volunteers
Florida's Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Program needs
volunteers tojoin its corps of dedicated
advocates who protect the rights of
elders residing in nursing homes,
assisted living facilities and adult
family care homes. The program's
local councils are seeking additional
volunteers to identify, investigate
and resolve residents' concerns.
Special training and certification is
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-
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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

Gabber January 21 -January 27, 2010

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.

Foster Homes Needed
There are more than 3,500 depen-
dent children in Pinellas and Pasco
counties due to child abuse, neglect
or abandonment. Many of them need
loving foster parents. For more infor-
mation on becoming a foster parent,
please call Eckerd Community Alter-
natives Recruitment Line toll-free at
1-866-271-4705 and press "7".

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COt-yY Have you got aWy
question for your
i 1 city government?
Email your request to News@theGabber.com
By Cathy Salustri
Q: Why doesn't the Gulfport Public Library have wireless Internet ac-
cess? For the very minimal expense that it would cost, many more in the
community could be served. Often all of the library's computers are in use.
Many people without Internet access that own laptops would prefer to use
their computer than the library's. This would also free up some of the li-
brary's computers. -Ed Tringali
A: Yes, city manager Jim O'Reilly said, it is a minimal expense for the
wireless equipment, but the issue is bandwidth. Don't quite get the idea
of bandwidth? Think of it this way: If the Internet is a river and the water
the information on the river, bandwidth is the width of the river. When the
river narrows, not as much water can pass as quickly as it does in wider
parts. So when there isn't enough bandwidth, not as much information can
pass through as quickly. Knowing that, consider this:
At the library, the public computers and staff computers share one Inter-
net connection, so they are all sharing bandwidth. Right now, O'Reilly ex-
plained, "if everyone uses the Internet at the same time, everyone still has
an adequate internet response time." He says that adding "an unknown
number of wireless enabled computers" would slow down how the speed of
the Internet at the library.
The city could, he said, increase the bandwidth but that would cost more
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Is It Worth It?

The biggest news of the past
week or so, besides maybe
(just maybe) the Haitian di-
saster, was the firing of University
of South Florida's football coach, Jim
Leavitt and the hiring of his replace-
ment Skip Holtz, son of the famed
Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz.
I'm not going to get into whether the
firing was fair or not. I really don't
care. Life sometimes isn't fair. And, I
don't know whether Holtz will be bet-
ter for USF than Leavitt. I'm not cer-
tain that it is all that important.
Now, don't get me wrong. I'm a foot-
ball fan. I played the game, liked the
game, watch games. I particularly like
pro football and can get excited about
college football. It's all a lot of fun. It's
great entertainment. But...
Are football coaches really worth
millions of dollars a year? Leavitt was
getting $1,500,000 a year (up from
just $1 million the year before) with
a $100,000 increase slated for every
year for the next few years. I don't
know what Holtz will get. I didn't look
it up.
Another disclaimer: I'm a believer in
the capitalist system. You get what
you earn. Supply and demand deter-
mines pay like this just like it does on
Wall Street. Oops, our underwear is
all bunched up over their pay. Then
again, get the big bucks, get the big
attention, both good and bad. There
are consequences.

So, what's the problem here? For
the most part our educational in-
stitutions are public entities. Their
purpose is to educate the people. You
know: engineers, lawyers, doctors,
techies, political want-a-bes, and
the average citizens who need to be
educated so our representative de-
mocracy can function properly. The
problem is that we're always trying
to find more taxpayer money to fund
the schools.
The way I figure it, the football
coach's salary could finance 300
or more students at USF. That's
how many tuition and fee dollars it
takes to make up that salary. Per-
haps the 50,000 or so who show up
at the games pay part of the freight,
and money comes in from TV rights.
However, don't forget that the foot-
ball players are usually paid to play
(i.e. scholarship). It also costs to care
for the stadium, pay the other coach-
es and staff and so forth and so on. It
all makes for a nice or not so nice
- argument.
The point is that it seems a bit con-
tradictory to worry each year about
finding dollars to fund an education-
al system while we're pouring mil-
lions of dollars into sports programs
and venues that directly benefit only
a few usually isolated student-ath-
letes. What price entertainment, eh?

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The 1960 Class of Largo High
School will hold their 50th class
reunion in May 2010. Anyone who
knows someone in that class please
contact them as they are still
missing addresses. Other years may
also attend. For information email
DKLEAL@aol.com or call Dee at 727-
743-3944 or visit largohighl960.com.

Become a Mentor
Gulf Coast Community Care needs
volunteers age 30 and older for its
mentoring program. Volunteers are
matched with children who need a
positive adult role model.
Many of the children are in kinship
care or live with a single parent who
is going to school and working. There
is a special need for volunteers for
children of all ages. Volunteers give
the gift of time to one child and are
provided social events and support
by agency staff. No experience is
necessary. There are no costs.
Volunteers spend a few hours a week
in simple activities such as reading,
fishing, baking, teaching a craft, or
visiting a park with a child. We have
children throughout Pinellas County
waiting for mentors!
To learn how you can make a lasting
difference in the life of a child, call
Adults Mentoring Children at (727)

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-
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Gabber January 21 -January 27, 2010

American Legion Activities

O Post 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 No Lunch Served 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

The Commander would like to thank all of the employees of Post 125 for all their hard work over the holidays.
Our next blood drive will be Sunday, January 24 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Breakfast is free to donors.
Don't forget to get your tickets for the $1,000 drawing next Tuesday, January 26 at 8 p.m.
Join us for dinner on Friday & Saturday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. The Southern Knights band plays after dinner both
nights. This Saturday, January 23, the S.A.L.'s will be serving their all-you-can-eat spaghetti & meatballs with salad
& garlic toast for only $6.50.
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

A lot of things are happening at Post 305. Our Thursday night bingo from 7-10 pm is really picking up and we are serv-
ing food.
Friday is a big night this week. We have "The Dueling Accordians" with Paulie on the Drums from 7-10pm and serving
our seafood dinners from 6-8pm.
Saturday is our family steak dinners from 6-8pm plus for entertainment, the one and only "Geno" from 7-10pm. Sunday
is NFL Football and NASCAR from 12-6pm, wings and pizza available. Monday Bucky Burgers 6-7pm with Dee LeBlonc
karaoke. Tuesday Harry and Friends, also Ladies Night with special drink prices. Wednesday is Special Dinner Night
with entertainer Frank Craine from 7-10pm.
Looking forward to seeing you there.

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Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!

100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!
In just 38 weeks, Gulfport will
celebrate the centennial of its incorpora-
tion, October 12, 1910. We'll be remind-
ing you every week with an interesting
old photograph from the collection of the
Historical Museum. See if you can iden-
tify the people, places, and above all the
decade of each picture as it comes along.
To make it a little bit of a challenge, we
won't publish the correct caption until the
following week.

Lum Atkinson, for whom the ball field
complex at Tangerine and Beach is
named, was the manager of the 1950s
Little League team in last week's picture.
Councilman Bob Worthington is second
Something missing here? When was the last time this property looked from the right in the middle row.
like this? Answer next week.

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By Scott Lafee
Good News and
Bad News
People who have Alzheimer's disease
may be less likely to develop cancer,
and people who have cancer may be
less likely to develop Alzheimer's
disease, according to a new study
published in the journal Neurology.
Researchers at the Washington
University School of Medicine in St.
Louis looked at a group of 3,020 people
65 and older who were involved in a
cardiovascular study. They followed
them for an average of five years to
see whether they developed dementia
and for an average of eight years to
see whether they developed cancer.
At the beginning of the study, 164
people already had Alzheimer's
and 522 already had a cancer
diagnosis. During the study, 478
people developed dementia and 376
developed invasive cancer. For people
who had Alzheimer's at the start of
the study, the risk of future cancer
hospitalization was reduced by 69
percent compared with those who did
not have Alzheimer's at the beginning
of the study.
For Caucasian people who had cancer
at the start, their risk of developing
Alzheimer's was reduced 43 percent
compared with those without
cancer at the start. The next step,
said scientists, is the obvious one:
"Discovering the links between these
two conditions may help us better
understand both diseases and open
up avenues for possible treatments,"
said Catherine Roe, one of the study's
A protein in tarantula venom may
have promise as a potential therapy
for muscular dystrophy.
Researchers at the University of
Buffalo have discovered a peptide
in the spider's venom that, injected
in mice with MD, increased muscle
strength without negative side effects.
The peptide, called GsMTx4, also has
potential for treating other conditions
such as neuropathic pain (pain
originating in nerve fibers) and atrial
fibrillation (cardiac arrhythmia).
A small, Buffalo, N.Y.-based biotech
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company called Rose Pharmaceuticals
is pursuing development of the peptide/
drug. The name of the company
derives from a pet tarantula owned by
one of the company's founders.
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Kiwanis Charities
Club of Gulf Beaches, is sponsoring a
Month of Mardi Gras February 6-14.
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
14 will feature over 100 of Florida's
best arts and craft vendors, food, a
Budweiser Tent, live entertainment
and a Kids Zone.
The Kiwanis Club of Gulf Beaches
was the Florida District 2006-07 Club
of the Year. They are involved in
many worthwhile projects including
Ronald McDonald House, Locks
of Love, Every Child a Swimmer,
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* Review of medications and education of
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* Cognitive evaluation
* Home safety evaluation
* Memory Testing and Evaluation
* Fall and Gait Evaluation
* Testing and Management of Coumadin
* Blood Tests and Laboratory Services
* X-ray Evaluations and Expert Radiology

* Dexa Scans and Bone Density Workup and
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Sawgrass Elementary Schools,
Miracle League of Gulf Beaches and
Pinellas Village.
Miracle League of the Gulf Beaches
is a baseball league that plays on
a state-of-the art playing field and
allows children with a variety of
disabilities to participate. There is
one field located in Pinellas County,
the Kiwanis Club of Gulf Beaches is
raising money to build in a second
location and has their eyes on
Hillsborough County.
The Kiwanis Club is currently
seeking sponsors and vendors for this
charity event. For more information
about A Month of Mardi Gras, please
visit http://KiwanisGulfBeaches.
cornn. For vendor or sponsorship
information, call Suzanne King, 727-
322-5217. Sponsorship and Vendor
applications can be downloaded at

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

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.

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Beta Sigma Phi
Sunshine City Council's Ways and
Means annual Spaghetti Dinner/
Cook-off and Dessert Auction was
held on Saturday, January 16, at
Five Towns Magnolia Club House.
Members and guests enjoyed a
delicious spaghetti dinner complete
with homemade desserts. A
spaghetti sauce competition was
held. The winner of the "Golden
Spoon" was Diana Hobbs of Alpha
Gamma Master chapter. The second
place winner was Patricia Lynch of
Laureate Gamma Omicron and third
place winner was Carol Shinske of Xi
Pi Omicron. A Dessert Auction was
held featuring a variety of homemade
desserts. Many went home with some
really luscious desserts. Thank you
to all who attended and participated
in this annual event.
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 will honor
the chapter sweethearts on Saturday,
February 6 from 1-3 p.m. at the East
Bay Country Club. This annual event
is chaired by Sharon Melton and
Susan Henry, Vice Presidents of City
Council. At this social event we will
also recognize the legacy members
along with guests, prospective
members, members progressing to
higher degrees and transferees. For
more information please contact
Sharon Melton at 595-9625.
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
Laureate Epsilon Theta will
entertain Preceptor Epsilon Nu on
Saturday, January 23 at the home
of Val Rankin's daughter at 11 a.m.
Chapter members will be providing
a delicious brunch. These reciprocity
socials provide a chance for chapter
members to get to know each other
better and enjoy the friendship.
Laureate Epsilon Theta's next regular
meeting will be held on Wednesday,

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January 27 with Val Rankin being
the hostess at 7 p.m. Sue Hill will
present the program.
For more information, please
contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

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.

DBSA Support Group
Are you depressed or bipolar or have
another disorder? Come to a support
group that meets every Thursday
evening from 7-9 p.m. at Northeast
Presbyterian Church, 4400 Shore
Acre Boulevard NE. They also have a
teen group that meets from 6-8 p.m.
Call Mary at 727-204-9343

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Friday 1/8
Animal Complaint- 2500 BIk 54th St.
Soliciting- 5200 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Domestic Verbal- 800 BIk Gray St.
Trouble with Individual- 5300 BIk
13th Ave. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk 28th
Ave. S.
Burglary- 5700 BIk 26th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5300 BIk
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Burglary- 6300 BIk 8th Ave. S.
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Drunk Person- 5200 BIk Gulfport
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Animal Complaint- 1300 BIk 60th St.
Accident with Injuries- 5400 BIk
15th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2200 BIk
51st St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2200 BIk
York St. S.
Sunday 1/10
Trespasser- 5100 BIk Gulfport Blvd.
Civil Matter- 3000 BIk 52nd St. S.
Suspicious Person- 2900 BIk 52nd
St. S.
Monday 1/11
DUI Investigation- 2100 BIk 58th St.
Attempted Stolen Vehicle- 5300 BIk
13th Ave. S.
Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Attempted Stolen Vehicle- 1300 BIk
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DUI Investigation- 5500 BIk 23rd
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Suspicious Vehicle- 5700 BIk Shore
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Arrest on Warrant- 1600 BIk 49th St.
Battery- 1600 BIk 55th St. S.
Suspicious Person- 5200 BIk 17th
Ave. S.
Burglary- 5000 BIk 18th Ave. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 5000 BIk 9th Ave.
Suspicious Person- 5700 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Wednesday 1/13
Theft- 5700 BIk 18th Ave. S.
Theft- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Traffic Stop-Failed to Stop- 5900
BIk Tangerine Ave. S.
Hit & Run- 5200 BIk 27th Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 1200 BIk 53rd St.
Battery- Tomlinson Park.
Trouble with Individual- 3000 BIk
59th St. S.
DUI Investigation- 1600 BIk 61st St.
Suspicious Circumstances- 2100
BIk 55th St. S.
Thursday 1/14
Noise Complaint- 5800 BIk 7th Ave.
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk 14th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Theft- 5700 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Fight in Progress- 900 BIk 58th St.
Domestic Verbal- 5000 BIk 23rd Ave.
Narcotics/Drugs- 2800 BIk Beach
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Gulfport Tuesday
Every Tuesday from 9 a.m. until
3 p.m. you can find the Gulfport
Tuesday Market on Beach Boulevard
south of 28th Ave. S. in Gulfport in
the Waterfront District. It is a free
and family friendly event. Each week
you will find produce, music, and craft
and art vendors like Anne Painted
Signs who offers custom painted and
decorative signs for your home, office
and garden. Contact: http://gulfport-
market.com, info@gulfport -market.
com or Leslie Gilchrist at 727-439-

Free Phones for
The Deaf and Hearing Connection
recently announced the addition of
several new telephones, ttys and
captioned telephones available
through its no charge equipment
distribution program. Deaf and
Hearing Connection offers amplified
telephones and related equipment at
no cost to permanent Florida residents
who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/
blind or speech-impaired.
This telecommunications access
program is funded by a surcharge
currently on all Florida telephone
consumers' bills. Equipment is
available by appointment Monday
through Friday at the Deaf and
Hearing Connection's main office
located at 7821 Seminole Boulevard
in Seminole or at satellite locations
throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough
counties. For a complete list of
distribution locations or to schedule
an appointment, call 727-399-9983
(Voice) or 727-399-9422 (TTY).
The Deaf and Hearing Connection,
Tampa Bay's only non-profit hearing
center, also offers free hearing
screenings by appointment, low cost
hearing aids, cleaning and repairs.
The Deaf and Hearing Connection
specializes in communication access
for deaf, hard of hearing or late
deafened people.

Fine Dining Every
Thursday Night
The Sons of Italy has opened its fall
season with great new meal choices
that change weekly and include
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entree, salad and dessert for $9.
Reservations requested for parties
over five. Call 323-2691 or Giuseppe
at 798-6355. The Sons of Italy dining
room is located at 2500 34 Street
S. next to Kentucky Fried Chicken
(watch for their flotilla of Italian
flags). Visit Sonsofltaly2427.com.

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Imagine being taken away from
your home, not knowing where you
will go, leaving behind your favorite
things. Now, imagine this through

the eyes of a child. There are more
than 3,500 dependent children in
Pinellas and Pasco counties due to
child abuse, neglect or abandonment.
Many of them need loving foster
parents. For more information on
becoming a foster parent, please call
Eckerd Community Alternatives
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Gulfport City Council Meeting

Public Comment

& Council Quotes

"We will be heading out to beaches and joining hands
at 1:30. What this is, is a statewide protest."-Jessica
Respondek, about Hands Across the Sand, an event
protesting drilling in Florida waters

"I think that workshops could really be enhanced...
and I believe they could take the place of the face-to-
face meetings with the city manager."-Jennifer Salmon,
who suggested that doing that would remove the perception
of council doing anything illicit

"I'd ask that the Sergeant-at-Arms stay on top of that."-
Jennifer Salmon, about hearing profane and derogatory
language spoken in the audience at council meetings

"It's with great reluctance that I even come here this
evening because of my high regard for our city and
our police force...in my humble opinion I feel like I
was racially profiled by one of our officers, and it that
greater principle that overcomes that reluctance."- Tom
Bradwell, who received a ticket for speeding and says his
mixed race is a factor for the Gulfport officer pulled him over.
Bradwell praised councilmember Sam Henderson as well
as city manager Jim O'Reilly for their quick response to an
e-mailed complaint he sent the city; Henderson, Bradwell's
representative on council, responded with a phone call, as, he
told The Gabber, did O'Reilly, Interim Police Chief Howard
Coombs, and Lieutenant Rob Vincent.

"I think it's a wonderful concept. I don't know why
we keep bringing this up when a few minutes ago you
guys said it was 30 feet." -Mike McCue, about the new
Waterfront Redevelopment Overlay District. On the way
back to his seat, Jennifer Salmon stopped him; he told her
"they just clarified it."


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Low-Cost or Free
If you are a woman 40-64 years of
age of low income without health
insurance living in Pinellas County
you may be eligible for a free or low
cost Mammogram. For additional
information please call 820-4117.
The guidelines and eligibility
requirements will be provided to you
at that time.

Volunteers Needed
at the Free Clinic
Help the St. Petersburg Free Clinic
to help others. They have an urgent
need for volunteers in their health
center, food bank, We Help Services
and administration. Assist with
patient registration, reception, food
distribution and/or client interviews
at varying times, Monday through
Friday. Many volunteer opportuni-
ties are available to fit busy sched-
Learn more about volunteering at
the St. Petersburg Free Clinic at a
volunteer orientation every second
Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. or
on the third Tuesday of the month at
3:30 p.m. Contact Rebecca Russell-
Gootee at (727) 861-1200, ext. 114.
The St. Petersburg Free Clinic is
located at 863 3rd Avenue N. and
provides temporary assistance for
families and individuals in need of
such basics as food, shelter, health
care, limited financial assistance
and referral information.

Free Foreclosure
Prevention Workshops
St. Petersburg Neighborhood
Housing Services (SPNHS) will begin
offering free foreclosure prevention
workshops on a weekly basis
effective September 14 at 1600 Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Street S. in
St. Petersburg from 6-7:30 p.m. HUD
certified counselors will be on site to
provide struggling homeowners an
overview of the foreclosure process
and offer individual counseling
opportunities to develop anactionplan
to avoid foreclosure. All homeowners,
regardless of circumstances, are
encouraged to attend. Call 821-6897
for more information.

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Needs Volunteers
Do you want a volunteer position
that is truly fulfilling and mentally
stimulating? Then consider
counseling seniors and the disabled
with the SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders) program.
SHINE volunteers are both active
and retired individuals from diverse
career and cultural backgrounds. As
a volunteer, you will receive initial
training, continuing education and
a supportive environment with
dedicated colleagues.
If you have an inquiring mind,
tact and sensitivity as well as a
strong desire to help a vulnerable
population, then SHINE may be the
perfect volunteer opportunity for
Interested in knowing more? Call
727-570-9696, ext. 234.

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

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
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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
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.

Telephone Calls
The City of Gulfport and the Senior
Center offer telephone calls Monday
through Saturday from 7:30-8:30
a.m. This reassurance telephone call
is offered to all residents of Gulfport
and this service is free. For more
information, please contact Sarah
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Dear Mary: I read your recent col-
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credit card debt that I'm trying to
pay off. I use my debit card online so
I don't add to my debt. Now, I under-
stand that is risky. How should those
of us who either don't want to use
credit cards or don't even have credit
cards make purchases online? -- Ja-
mie S., Kentucky
Dear Jamie: Have you considered
a PayPal account? This is an account
that connects to your checking ac-
count. You can use PayPal online
to protect your purchases, thereby
precluding the need to use a credit
or debit card. Check it out at http://
Dear Mary: I was recently divorced.
We removed my ex-husband's name
from our shared checking account. I

noticed that our credit line VISA ac-
count ($33,000) and our reserve line
($7,000) still includes his name. I
called the bank. They said we need to
close the existing joint accounts and
apply separately. Of course, this will
impact my credit score. Both of our
scores are 800. How should I handle
this? Do I just have to take the hit to
my score? -- C.W., Minnesota
Dear C.W.: Your choices are two:
Leave the accounts as they are and
trust that your ex-husband will not
run up debt on them (I would not ad-
vise it, but it's a choice you have) or
close the accounts as the bank sug-
gested. Divorce is an ugly thing and
you are facing one of the many fall-
But take heart. If your score is 800,
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opening an account in your name
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your payment history. You need to do
what is right for your financial peace
of mind.
I think that sometimes we have the
tendency to obsess inappropriately
over our credit scores, giving them
far too much power in our lives. Just
continue to do the right thing and
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Dear Mary: I have always had a
problem with rodents, specifically
mice. Usually, I get it under control
in the winter. This year, nothing is
working, and I no longer have pets
to control them. The mice snap traps
and take the food without getting
caught. Sticky traps don't work, and
I have plugged holes with steel wool.
I hear them running through the
heating ducts and between the walls
in our house. I have used poison,
but they take it and store it for later
which results in a terrible odor. Do
you have any clever ways to solve my
mouse problem? -- Amy C., e-mail
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willing to peacefully cohabitate with
these varmints, accept the fact that
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By Robert J. Myers, Esquire
What is a Guardianship?
(Part II)
This article is a continuation of our
previous article regarding "What Is
A Guardianship?"
If someone is an adult resident
of the State of Florida, that person
is potentially qualified to serve as
a guardian in Florida. Likewise, a
close relative of a ward who is not
a resident of the State of Florida
may also be qualified to serve as a
guardian. However, if a proposed

guardian is incapable of performing
the duties of a guardian or has been
convicted of a felony, that person
cannot be appointed by the Probate
Court as a guardian. Generally,
the Probate Court will give care-
ful consideration to the wishes
and desires expressed by a ward
as to the selection of a guardian.
Guardians are required to be
bonded and may be required to
complete a court-approved training
program for guardians. Guardians
are required by the Probate Court
to be represented by a lawyer. All
guardianship reports are presented
to the Probate Court for review and
approval. In the event a guardian
does not carry out his or her duties
in a responsible manner, the guard-
ian is subject to removal by the
Probate Court.

Guardianship is an expensive and
time-consuming process. Use of less
severe alternatives to guardianship
is highly recommended. For exam-
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torney, a health care directive and/
or a revocable living trust may elim-
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thereby reducing the costs and time
delay associatedwith guardianships.
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St. Petersburg, Florida. The tele-
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Red and Purple Shoppe: A Shop For Red (and Pink!) Hatters

By Calhy/ Salustri

Wh, n Shirley
Htr.idiri. k. moved
to Florida, she and
Jleannine Slr.'
became fast frikjidl..
they wenteveryw here
t..-g -he- r.
"We went to a
fashion show and a
table of ladies with
red hats were having
so much fun," Shirley
remembers. "I went
over to thini and
tquei.-luid why the
hats-and what do
I have to do to have
this much fun."
The answer, as
many of you may
know, was that all
she had to do was
ger. a red hat and join
the Red Hat Society.
The society bases its name on
the poem W.-irnimn" by Jenny
Joseph, which says. "When I am
an old woman I shall wear purple
with a red hat which doesn't I'f,
and doesn't suit me."
Today, Slurl.v has gone from
w..,inl-ri, "How can I have fun
like that?" to being Qu,.-en of
her own Red Hat Cli.clir, (The
Queen of a Red Hat chapter is
similar to a chapter pre.iL.nt.
onlk with red hats and purple
(lIlh-s.) She's also taken things a
step turrher upenini the Red and
Purpli Shoppe just north of irh.
T irg,. in the Gateway area of St.

"I've always wanted a place to
buy the unusual and -inyth'inz
Red Hat, but places like that are
scarce." Sh,-irl]y says. Recently
she decided to make shops like
that not-so-scarce, at least in St.
Pete-r-htir and the s. rr. ,onding
"I took a vacation to California to
see my great-granddaughter born
and vi.it(-d a s-hyp out there for
Red Hats. The lady was awesome
and talked to me freely like all

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KMrnl i-art.r-.'n, 411P garP mr I
the courage to dream," Shirley
says. "I took pictures of her shop
to a convention I went to, and the
Qui..n*- there agreed we needed
a shop over here." And with that,
the Re.d and Pur'pl... S.lippe on
Martin Luther King. Jr. Sir,.ii
North was born.
"We're the only one in Pinellas
CuunLi\," Shirley says proudly.
This shop caters to red hatters
and their y.-'iinger -isters. the
pink hatters. Evi-rything- and by
this we mean EVEITYTHINti- in
the sh-p is either red and piirpl-
or pink and lavender (pink and
lavender are the colors worn
by ladies not yet. 5[1 ) Prior to
rpeningw this hopj. Red Hatters
in the T:niiiii Bay area had to
go online to buy clothes, hats,
and accessories, but now they
can drop in and see Shirley and
friends, have a cup of tea, and see
and touch what they're buying.
The Red and Purple Shoppe
sells everything from crushable,
cruisable striking red hats to a
red shoe-shaped tape dispenser.
The hat, and clothes range from

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In the Air
By Kate Bradshaw
They were impossibly
enormous, extremely
bold in color and kept
aloft by an unusually
strong breeze. There
was a Betty Boop,
t Batman and Robin, a
Purple People Eater
(with a little nylon man
just out of jaws' reach)
and a gigantic centipede
"t tthat was practically the
length of the hotel that
msat yards behind it.
But by early afternoon
on the first day of this
year's Kite Festival, the
thirteenth of its kind to
take place in Treasure
Island, just behind the Thunderbird, it was time to put the characters away (a
process that takes up to two hours). The wind was coming up too strong from
the wrong angle, said Barry Ogletree, their owner/operator.
There were kites flamingos, a mermaid, even a string of acoustic guitars,
and there were kites trick kites that could probably do more damage than an
airborne eagle ray, as well as the above-mentioned forms.
But Ogletree's kites, which he and his wife designed in their Lufkin, Tex.
workshop, seemed to stand out the most, and not only because of their size.
It may have been their bold colors, or, despite the hokeyness of some of the
models, the whimsy they seemed to embody against the grey backdrop of the
afternoon sky.
Ogletree, now retired from his work in super-heavy construction, says he
first got into kites when he and his family vacationed in Destin. The kids
wanted kites, but he was afraid that kites with sticks would be dangerous. His
daughter found one without sticks at a nearby surf shop, and Ogletree and his
wife Karen, a retired special education teacher, were inspired to pursue the
art of kite-building.
Now, they run a 5,000-square-foot shop devoted solely to the craft.
"The kids grew up," Ogletree says. "I didn't."
He emphasizes that the shop, called WhatAKite, builds but does not sell
- kites. If asked, they'll fly them at special events, particularly if they're
"We will go just about everywhere in the world," he says.
That list includes South America and the Caribbean, among many other
Ogletree says the kites are his and his wife's way of giving back after a
lifetime of good fortune.
"We worked really, extremely hard our whole lives," he says. "This is our way
of giving back."
Photos of their kites are available at www.webshots.com/user/whatakite.

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By Shawn Dell Joyce

Toxic Indoor Air
Wintertime means stale and often
polluted indoor air. During winter
months, the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency estimates that we
are exposed to air pollutants two to
five times more indoors than outdoors.
These pollutants are concentrated
when we use them indoors with
little ventilation. This fact prompted
New York state legislators to phase
out toxic chemicals in schools and
require that all cleaning products be
"environmentally friendly."
Some schools that have been using
green cleaning products for several
years have noted that indoor air
quality has improved, students'
attention spans have increased and
absenteeism has declined.
"Children are especially vulnerable
to indoor air pollutants because of
their size and age," notes Patti Wood,
executive director of the Grassroots
Environmental Education. The Long
Island, N.Y., nonprofit has lobbied
for even stricter guidelines on school
cleaning products. "If there is a single
ingredient in any cleaning product
that will cause an asthma attack, it
would be a fragrance," says Wood.
"There are a lot of children with
asthma in our schools."
In our homes, the leading cause
of indoor air pollution is (surprise!)
the dishwasher. That convenient,
labor-saving device is actually the
most toxic appliance in your home.
Researchers at the EPA and the
University of Texas documented
through 30 experiments that the
superheated water in dishwashers
can cause chloroform, radioactive
radon and other pollutants to become
airborne in your home. Dishwashers
vent about 6 liters of air per minute
into your home during the wash
cycle. That means they continuously
release water-borne toxins into your
air, sometimes in one huge burst of
contaminated steam if you open the
door too early.
To protect yourself and your indoor
air quality try these simple steps:
-- Phase out household cleaning

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products that are not all-natural.
-- Use chlorine-free, phosphate-free
dishwashing soap.
-- Ventilate your kitchen while the
dishwasher is running. Even simply
opening a window will help.
-- Select the "no-heat dry" option on
your dishwasher if it is available. If
it's not, keep your dishwasher sealed
shut for at least an hour after it has
Before we became so reliant on
chemistry, we used to clean our
homes with natural cleansers. Try
restocking your cleaning cabinet
with these natural and nontoxic
-- Pure vegetable or castile soap can
replace shampoo, hand soap, clothes
detergent and dish detergent. It is
gentler on your skin, clothes and the
-- Vinegar cuts grease and removes
mildew, is a brick/stone cleaner, and
cleans windows without streaking.
Drizzle it on top of a little baking
soda to scour a toilet or clean a dirty
-- Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate)
is a gentle abrasive powder for
stovetops and shiny surfaces. It
will extinguish a grease fire and
deodorize your home without adding

a fragrance, and can be used as a
toothpaste or deodorant.
-- Borax is a mineral that can inhibit
mildew, remove stains, work with
soap as a clothes detergent and be
mixed with sugar to kill cockroaches.
-- Cornstarch makes an excellent
window cleaner or furniture polish
when diluted with water. In its
powder form, use it to shampoo
carpets and starch clothes.
-- Washing Soda is a heavy-duty
cleaner for burned pans, grills and
Here are a few recipes to replace
common household cleaners with an
inexpensive nontoxic alternative:
-- All-purpose cleaner can be made
from dissolving 4 tablespoons of
baking soda in 1 quart of warm
-- Spray disinfectant can be made by
filling an empty spray bottle halfway
with Isopropyl alcohol and filling it
up with water.
-- Drain cleaner can be made by
pouring half a cup of baking soda
down the drain followed by half a cup
of vinegar. Do not try this if you have
already used a commercial drain
opener because the fumes would be
-- Window cleaner can be made by
refilling a spray bottle with equal
parts of vinegar and water. Add
cornstarch for stubborn dirt, and use
newspapers to clean the windows.
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St. Pete Beach Election
The City of St. Pete Beach is holding its municipal elections this March. The two City Commission
seats that would have been decided were those of Districts One and Three. Each race has one candidate
who is running unopposed. The Gabber caught up with both unchallenged candidates to find out more
about them and their visions for St. Pete Beach and why they may be lacking opponents.
What are the top two or three things you hope to
District 1 accomplish for the community while you're in office?
1. A balanced budget 2. No tax increase. 3. A grant for
Al Halpern funding for a City Marina Project to ease the tax burden on
Unonnposed residents.



of Birth: Long Island,

What is your occupation?
Electro Mechanical engineer
in the Aero Space Industry
Who is your employer?
My employer was Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire
Control, Orlando
What is your education?
New York Institute of Technology
How long have you lived in St. Pete Beach? April 2002
How long have you lived in the district in which you
are running? April 2002
How long have you served on the City Commission?
Since March of 2008
How does your past experience equip you for office?
My business career with Martin Marietta, now Lockheed
Martin for 25 years, I worked as an Engineer, Group
Engineer, and Project Engineer in the Missiles and Fire
Control Division. My engineering work experience allowed
me to develop personal skills which included project
planning, budget management and employee relations.
What two issues do you think are the most important
for St. Pete Beach?
The Budget for 2010 and the law suits against the City
How do you think the city can maintain its level of
service without raising taxes?
It may not be able to although we will certainly try. Last
year we managed to balance the budget with a very small
tax increase and the goal this year will be to keep any
increase in taxes as small as possible.

How well do you think the city has reflected the
economy in recent fiscal years?
Our city would be in great shape if it weren't for the
$300,000 + dollars that we are spending on law suits.
One of the big issues commissioners have to face is the
threat of lawsuits.
How would this threat affect the way you govern?
The city covers the individual commissioners on personal
law suits. We are fighting the law suits to protect the
choices made by the voters in the Approval of the new
Comprehensive Development Plan, this is our obligation.

Why do you think you're running unopposed?
I am running unopposed. The deadline for qualification
was December 30, 2009. No one qualified so I am the
Commissioner for District 1 for the next 2 years.
How can voters contact you with any questions they
may have about your positions, affiliations, and
There is contact information on the city web site
"stpetebeach.org" or go my web site at "alhalpern.com."

District 3

Marvin Shavlan

Place of Birth: Radford, VA

What is your occupation?
Business owner. President
and co-owner of Bond Jewelers,
a regional, multi store retail
jewelry operation.
What is your education?
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University
of Florida.
How long have you lived in St. Pete Beach?
9 years St. Pete Beach, 52 years pinellas county.
How long have you lived in the district in which you
are running? 9 years.
How does your past experience equip you for office?
As president and co-owner of a regional business for the
last 20 years, I have the experience needed to evaluate the
issues and make decisions that are in the best interest of
the people I represent.
What two issues do you think are the most important
for St. Pete Beach?
The budget and hotel redevelopment.
How do you think the city can maintain its level of
service without raising taxes?
By coming up with creative ideas to increase revenues
and making tough, sometimes unpleasant cost cutting
Continued on next page
Gabber January 21 -January 27, 2010

From Previous page

How well do you think the city has
reflected the economy in recent
fiscal years?
We have not done well because
pending lawsuits have discouraged
One of the big issues commissioners
have to face is the threat of lawsuits.
How would this threat affect the
way you govern?
You can't let this affect your
decisions. You have to do what's in
the best interests of the people you
represent, no mater what.
What are the top two or three
things you hope to accomplish
for the community while you're in
Bring the community together,
reduce costs / increase revenues,
create some sort of annual signature
St. Pete Beach event that will draw
locals as well as tourists, enable hotel

Why do you think you're running
We live in a very divisive community
so it's possible some potential
candidates may be concerned about
being harassed and would rather not
get involved.
How can voters contact you with
any questions they may have
about your positions, affiliations,
and candidacy?
For now, send an e-mail to
t.mcmaster@stpetebeach.org ,
indicating the e-mail is for Marvin

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By Kate Bradshaw
ST. PETE BEACH It was the only other agenda item the City Commission
decided on before calling it quits at their January 12 meeting, which lasted un-
til nearly lam. But they had to vote on whether to make this March's election
mail-in only.
The move, which the commission unanimously approved, means that paper
ballots will be sent to all registered voters in St. Pete Beach.
City Manager Mike Bonfield says that this is favourable to opening the polls on
March 9 for a variety of reasons, namely that it makes voting easier for every-
one, which the city hopes will get more voters to participate.
It's a little cheaper, he says. Plus, he added, it serves as an experiment, given
that one-third of the town's registered voters cast their ballots by mail.
Since both of the City Commission seats that were up this year are unchal-
lenged, voters are only deciding on one ballot question, which would allow the
city to adopt a community redevelopment drawn up for the city's community
redevelopment area (CRA).

Attorney Keith Sanders,

Handles Bankruptcies with Experi-
Y ou could say my ally helps to put people
motto is 'been more at ease and under-
there, done that'," stand that I have been
says Keith Sanders, from there and done that MY-
Sanders Law, P.A. SELF."
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reasons. First, he says cent of bankruptcy cases
his more than 18 years the situation is that bad
of experience as an at- things happen to good
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cies means that he has or just got in over their
dealt with virtually any head with debt."
kind of problem or issue He began his career as
that might arise with a staff attorney for the
them. And, secondly, U.S. Trustee in Atlanta.
he had to file a Chapter He is licensed to practice
13 bankruptcy himself a law in both Florida and
few years ago. He says Georgia.
that experience makes "I like what I do be-
him very sensitive to the cause I feel like I can
kinds of things people help people get a fresh
face when making the start," said Sanders.
difficult decision to file. "Since the initial con-
"Most attorneys have sultation is free, you re-
never been in a situa- ally don't have anything
tion where they have to lose to meet with me
been worried about how and we can assess your
to keep the lights on, but situation and see how
I have been there myself it might be best for you
so I can really relate to to proceed. Bankruptcy
what people are going can be one solution to
through," said Sanders. getting back on your feet
"Plus, many people are financially, but it may
very embarrassed when not be the best or only
they come to me, but solution for you.
I.- T *.-ii L*.- ... Sanders has held a

written professional pa-
pers concerning bank-
ruptcy law in general,
ECF requirements and
new issues. He is a
former director of the
Bankruptcy Section of
the State Bar of Geor-
The firm also handles
Short Sale negotiations,
defense against foreclo-
sures, wills & trusts,
and civil litigation.
Outside of the court-
room, Sanders lives in
an unusual home in
Gulfport that was one
of the featured proper-
ties in a recent Pink Fla-
mingo Tour of Homes. It
has a tree growing right
up through the floor and
up through the ceiling of
his kitchen. He has five
dogs and a cat.

w en te t. em ow
embarrassing it was for
me to have to stand in
front of judges and col-
leagues who knew me
and go through the pro-
cess myself, that usu-

Keith Sanders, Esq.
Sanders Law, P.A.
6702 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

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By Rallie McAllister M.D.

Tolerating Cold
Symptoms May
Hasten Recovery
No matter how healthy you strive
to be in the New Year, you're still
likely to succumb to the common
cold every now and then. Like it or
not, most of us can expect to catch
two to four colds annually.
Although more than 200 different
cold-causing viruses have been
identified to date, the symptoms
they cause are remarkably similar.
An infection with any one of the
pesky microbes can result in fever
and body aches, accompanied by
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If you're determined to keep your
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Nonprescription cold remedies
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of them can stop the infection itself.
Over-the-counter drugs don't
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they merely mask the symptoms of
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medications actually hinder the
body's ability to rid itself of the cold-
causing virus, prolonging the illness
in the process.
When the respiratory tract
is invaded by disease-causing
microbes, the immune system is
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a number of ways. Most of the
troublesome symptoms experienced
during a cold are caused by the
defenses of the immune system,
rather than the virus itself.
In healthy individuals, these
respiratory symptoms are helpful,
and perhaps even essential, in
overcoming the illness. Trying

to suppress the symptoms
with medications may be
counterproductive, since it disables
the immune system and interferes
with the body's ability to protect
itself from infection.
When cold-causing viruses invade
the body and latch onto tissues in
the nose, throat and lungs, they
trigger the release of inflammatory
compounds that attract white blood
cells to the site of infection. As part
of the immune system, these cells
are programmed to attack, destroy
and engulf disease-causing germs.
After the white blood cells have
completed their mission, they
begin to pile up by the millions in
the respiratory tract. The runny
nose that accompanies a cold
may be annoying, but it's what
removes these spent cells from the
sinuses and nasal passages, along
with microbes, mucus and other
byproducts of infection.
Taking an over-the-counter
antihistamine designed to "dry
up" nasal secretions can cause
these substances to accumulate in
the sinuses, increasing the risk of
developing a sinus infection.
If you develop a cough, it's a good
sign that your body is working hard
to keep your lower respiratory tract
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Coughing is a natural, protective
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good idea. The resulting buildup of
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risk of developing pneumonia.
Having a fever can make you
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causing viruses, which typically
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Even slight elevations in body
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You can think of a fever as the body's
way of "pasteurizing" the blood,
similar to the process used to kill
microbes in milk with short bursts
of relatively high temperatures.
A fever also kicks your immune
system into high gear, accelerating
the production of germ-killing white
blood cells.

A higher body temperature causes
your heart to beat faster, speeding
the delivery of blood and nutrients
to the site of infection and hastening
the removal of cellular debris and
toxins. Higher body temperatures
also speed enzymatic reactions,
whether they're involved in killing
germs or repairing injured tissues.
As long as you're healthy, there's
no real danger associated with
running a low-grade fever, and
there's no real need to take a fever-
reducing drug. In fact, letting a mild
fever run its course may shorten the
duration and the severity of your
cold by killing more of the viruses
responsible for the infection.
Recovering from any illness,
including a simple cold, takes time.
Over-the-counter cold medicines
might make your symptoms a little
easier to tolerate, but they won't
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per week. Must be able to work days, eve-
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grounds, drug screenings and physical will
e conducted. Position will remain open until
filled. Applications accepted at City Hall, 2401
53rd St. S. or via email to
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Good Pay. Must have Transportation. Call
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mediate part-time evening position available
for the Teen Night Program. Education/Experi-
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tion or related field. Knowledge of recreational
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sports. Entry $10.57/Hr. Backgrounds, drug
screenings and physical will be conducted.
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Deadline: Tuesday 5pm (727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830

It's Fun! Gulfport Beach Antiques & Collect-
ibles + Gulfport U.S. Post Office, 3115 Beach
Blvd. S., 727-381-8548.
1936, Unique Blank Keys $100. 727327-8370.

1992 DODGE CONVERSION-Van. Excellent
Shape, Runs Good $1500. 727-360-8870.
2 PERSON BENCH SEAT-for Dodge Caravan.
Good Condition. $50. obo 727-327-8370
Wheels, Hummer Style, Good Condition. $150
for All. Will Accept P-12765-70R17 Tires. 727-
Servicing most Brands of Scooters since 2003.
ASE techs. Scooter Escapes, 1450 1st Ave. N.
Diesel Pusher Motor Home. 1995 33' Gulf-
stream Voyager, 87K, Xtra Clean. Has 94
Ranger & Blue Ox Tow Package $22,500 or
Trade! Dodge Dually 24 Valve, Ford F350
Diesel, Hot Rod, Street Rod, Nice Car, Boat/
Small. Let's Talk, Al 727-512-4371.
UP TO $500
Paid For Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans. 727-458-
7710, 727-458-3721.
According to Condition of Car. Firm Price After
Looking at. Must Have Clean Title. Al or Todd

GlassLights, Mirrors, Glass Shelf, Beautiful!
$200. Call Mike, 727-403-0051.
2 OAK BAR STOOLS- Tall with Zebra & Leop-
ard Print. Nice, $40. 2 Oak End Tables, Glass
Top, Back Iron Trim, $40. Call Mike, 727-403-
RECLIN ING ROCKER Lane, Tan Leather,
Swivel Base, Make Excellent Buy, Comfort-
able. $75. Call 347-3467.
Scratches, Broken Legs, Upholstery. All types
of Furniture Assembly, Etc. 23yrs Experience.
Affordable. 813-558-0646, 727-289-8262.
RATTAN SOFA-Chair, 2 End Tables and 2
Lamps $450. Rattan Dinette Table & 4 Chairs
$350. White, All Like New! 727-347-8841.
Works Good, Great Sound! $100. Call Mike,

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Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
THE BOOK LADY SAYS- Wear a Classy Em-
broidered Gulfport Tee Shirt, $17.95. Small
Adventures Book Shop, 3107 Beach Blvd 727-
347-8732. Closed Sunday & Monday.
REFRIGERATOR 20CU'-$100. Dishwasher
$25. Golf Clubs w/Bag $50. 727-343-5613
SUGAR CANES -Very Beautiful, Exotic, Easy
to Grow. $7.00. 727-381-1733.
Jewelry, Books, Incense, Drums, Harps,
Flutes, Bagpipes, Sitars & More. Great Selec-
tion of Gemstone Jewelry in Stock. Readings
by Appt. Tuesday-Saturday 10-6. 722 Pasa-
dena Ave. So., 345-2800.
Business is Great, Thank You!

Firewood for Sale Split Oak
Delivery 24/7
2205 52nd St. S.

14' FIBERGLASS BOAT-On Trailer. New Deck
and Transom. Swivel Seats, Fuse Block. Nav.
Lights. First $400. 727-743-3519.
WET SLIPS From 25' to 45' Sail or Power.
$7/Ft. Easy Access to Gulf. 4 Slips Left. 727-

LARGE DOG CRATE- Metal, Like New. $45.
looking for Mate. Serious inquiries only. No pa-
pers. 954-270-4882.

FIREARMS- If you have one or more you no
longer want. Please call. I'll pay cash on the
spot. Honest senior, collector. S. Pasadena
S-Clip & Save - - -
Anthony Antiques & Appraisers Est.1969

&L UNCLE JOE AT HOME 345-2992 a
L. Clip & Save -------
GUNS WANTED! Call 727-488-4175 or 352-
ARE YOU SELLING?-Our brokerage/estate
service gets you more money. Gold, Jewelry,
Watches, Coins, Antiques, Collectibles. Call
John Sutorius, 727-385-9721.
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PLACE YOUR AD HERE- $13.00 for 20 words,
includes notarized affidavit of publication and
tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965.

Notice is hereby given that on
2/5/10 at 10:30 am the following
mobile home will be sold at public
auction pursuant to F.S. 715.104.
1962 VIN HS 150XFDR6640
Last Tennant: Richard E. Edwards
Sale will be held at: MHC Operat-
ing Limited Partnership
dba Glen Ellen
2882 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
Clearwater, FL. 33759

& Air Tools. Welding Equipment & Marine
Stuff, Plus HUGE Yard Sale. Fri, Sat. & Sun.
5136 6th Ave. N. St. Pete 727-403-4603.
Stuff Cheap! Garage Salers Garage Sale. Sat-
urday 8-2p.m. 5213 17th Ave. S. in Alley.
RUMMAGE SALE-2675 66th St. N. St. Pete.
Jan. 30th 8am.-4pm.TABLE RENTALS AVAIL-
ABLE $10.00 727-341-2244.
920 HULL ST. S. Gulfport, Sat. 8-2p.m. Fur-
niture, Misc. Items.
some Stuff Priced to Sell! Household Decora-
tive Items, Power, Hand, Air Tools, Electrical &
Marine. Friday, Saturday, Sunday 7a.m. 5136
6th Ave. N.
FRI. & SUN. 9am-2pm. Congregation Beth
Shalom, 1844 54th St. S., Jewelry, Linens,
Decor Items, Books & Clothing. Benefits Ha-
GARAGE/MOVING SALE-2502 58th St. S.,
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- St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In
Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked-
ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re-
buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh
Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power
of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other
Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the
Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort
to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This
Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Com-
fort Me in My Difficulties and While Lodging in
the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and
My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God
Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All
of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have
Infinite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You
(Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over-
come All Difficulties as You Did the Dragons
at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail
Mary(Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times).
This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Suc-
cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal
Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in
the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress
and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This
Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat-
ter How Difficult, Before the Termination of 9
Tuesday. G.F.

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

ST. JUDE'S NOVENA May the Sacred Heart
of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and pre-
served throughout the world now and forever.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude,
worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, helper
of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9
times a day. By the 8th day, your prayer will be
answered. Say it for 9 days. it has never been
known to fail. Publication must be promised.
My prayers have been answered.
ST. JUDE'S NOVENA May the Sacred Heart
of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and pre-
served throughout the world now and forever.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude,
worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, helper
of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9
times a day. By the 8th day, your prayer will be
answered. Say it for 9 days. it has never been
known to fail. Publication must be promised.
My prayers have been answered.

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

3BR/1BA/1CG HOME-535 35th St. S. Large
Living and Dining Room. Big Corner Lot. $850/
Mo. Pets Ok. 727-515-6568.
House Privileges, Private Entrance, Parking,
W/D, Electric, Water, Cable/Wireless. Refrig-
erator. Included. No Smoking/Pets, 727-916-
1BR/1BA Condo. W/D, Carport, Pool, Gated
"Adult" Community. Annual Lease THE SUN
TEAM 727-345-0099.
CUTE EFFICIENCY APT.-In the center of
Gulfport's Art District. Newly Renovated, Qui-
et, Walk to Beach, Restaurants, Shops. $485/
Mo. Also Available Furnished 727-687-0568.
READY NOW-2BR Furnished Apt. Internet
Access and Off St. Parking Available. All utili-
ties included. Including Cable. $900/Mo. 727-
Immaculate. Parking at Security Door. Annual
$675/Mo. 1st/Last, Security Deposit. Cable/
Gas/Water Included. Non-Smoker. 978-621-
4846 or 978-621-2059.
Furnished/Unfurnished, Overlooking Marina.
2 Swimming Pools, All A amenities, C/H/A, Re-
served Parking, Yearly $875/Mo. IncI Water,
Gas, Cable, Garbage. 55+ 813-841-5025.
2BR APT. IN GREAT GP-Neighborhood. Tile
Floors throughout, Lots of storage. Nice Yard.
Walking Distance to Town, Minutes to Beach.
$650/Mo. plus $600 Security 727-328-1810.
GOLFVIEW CONDO-1/1, 3rd fir., Carport
& Assigned Parking. Across from Stetson,
Close to Pasadena Shopping, Gulf Beaches.
Completely Remodeled, Tile/Granite. Really
Nice! $860. Annual Unfurnished. Joan Walker,
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.
$650/Mo. 1601 56th St. S. 727-278-9620.
Furnished. Utilities/Cable Included. Nice and
Quiet. Close to Art District. $900/Mo. plus De-
posit. 727-321-5146.
do. Updated. Unfurnished, $750/mo. annual.
includes cable, gas, WSG, Available 2/1/10.
No Pets. 727-365-1762
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.
GULFPORT 1BR/1BA APT.- 5 Blocks from
the beach, New Paint, New Floors, $600/mo.
$300 Security Deposit. 727-347-1017.
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.
modeled, C/H/A, W/D, Screened Balcony, Car-
port. Walk to Schools. Great Neighborhood.
$1100/Mo. & Utilities, Cable/Water Included.
Pets OK. 647-6780 After 5 p.m.
1BR FURNISHED-Renovated Cottages or
Mobile Homes. St. Pete Location. Reasonably
Priced. Good Tenants Only. Very Few Left.
Weekly/ Month 727-410-6599.

ST. PETE BEACH-2BR Apt. Beautiful and
Near Beach. $795/Mo. cell 727-412-2517 or
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.
STUDIO APT.-Overlooks Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently
located. Includes All Utilities/Cable/Internet.
Credit Check Required. 727-688-7622.
Harbor, Water View, Screened Balcony, Cov-
ered Parking, Fishing Dock. Free Cable &
Water $595/Mo. plus Deposit. No Pets. 727-
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.
HUGE INDOOR POOL Hillcrest 6170 7th
Ave. N. Large 3Br/3BA, clean, beautiful home
in great neighborhood. CHA, Laundry room w/
washer/dryer. Tile Floors, Pool Service, Lawn
Service, three car carport. $2195. 530-235-

Near 49th St. & 8th Ave. S, 625 sq. ft. $375 Mo,
Includes Tax and Utilities, 522-8427.
$850/Mo. Newly Refurbished. 2 Pools, Fishing
Pier, Rec Room, Convenient to Stores, Res-
taurants, Beach.. 867-4469.
Ready to Move-in. Great Neighborhood, Fire-
Slace, Porch, Call Tom Coriniti, OCEAN BLUE
REALTY, 813-503-5287.
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
Car Garage, Residence, Years Lease. 5915
29th Ave. N. No Pets, Non Smoker, Indoor
Laundry, More. $1100+ Security. Call George
do. 1st floor 1BR Unfurnished. $695/Mo. Annu-
al plus $500/Security. All Amenities, Backyard
BBQ. No Pets. 727-954-6659.
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.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $13 per
issue. Call 321-6965.

MEL TAN-HEIGHTS 3br/lba large fenced lot carport. Lots of space $795
CAMPBELL PARK 3br/2ba New kitchen, bathrooms finely done $795
GULFPORT 3br/lba Stetson area updated nicely throughout $895
BERMUDA BAY 2br/2.5ba Townhouse, new kitchen, 2 pools $1095

3HAXX Rentals & Realty, Inc.

(727) 867-3767

SO. PASADENA-Nice 1BR Apt. Screened
Deck, Lovely Pool, Fishing Dock, Quiet and
Peaceful. 55+, $575/Mo. 727-289-4436. Refer-
ences, No Dog.
Mo. C/H/A, W/S/G Paid, Laundry. Small Quiet
Complex. Petless, Smokeless. Reserved Park-
ing. 727-360-4054. Leave Message.
Courtyard, clean & quiet,. $475/mo. 727-343-
floor, 55+. 1yr. Lease. Newly Updated, Cov-
ered Parking. Move-in Ready, Marina View.
$875/Mo. plus 1 st/last/security. 954-270-4882.
2BR/1BA/2CG, Screened Porch, $850/Mo.
Call Cheryl, 727-420-7877.
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.
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.
Apts. from $450/Mo., 1BR's from $550/Mo.,
2BR's from $650/Mo. Vouchers & Section 8

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.
1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT.- Gulfport, Near
Beach, Carpeted, Fans, Deck, Backyard, AC,
$550/Mo. + Security, Plus Utilities. 727-321-
5318 13TH AVE. S.- 3BBR/1BA., Large
fenced yard. Porch, CHA, 900/mo. Security.
Negotiable. Available End of Feb. Call for appt.
727-481-8303 or 727-347-8723
CHARMING 1BR APT.-2nd Floor, Quiet, Non-
transient Neighborhood off 4th St. N. Shop-
ping, Busline/Restaurants Nearby. Off-street
Parking/Patio. $545/Mo. Diane 727-894-3252.
$900. moves you in. Includes 1st and last
months rent. Electric Not Included, No Pets.
cluded. 727-289-3588. Also need Part Time
Handyman & Housekeeper.

WE GO THERE! 321-6965

dena. 2BR/2BA, Dining & Living Room, Util-
ity Room w/W/D, Screened-In Porch, Club
House, Heated Pool. Minutes to Beach &
Walking Distance to Most Stores. No Children
under 7, No Pets. $900/Mo. 1st & Last Plus
Security Deposit. Call 727-327-8169 Leave
Message Speaking Slow & Loud.
ed, Tropically Landscaped, Pool, BBQ+ Laun-
dry On-site. $650/Mo. Convenient Location @
63rd St. & 1st Ave. S. 727-458-7828.
WATERFRONT-1 Bedroom Duplex. Walk to
Private Beach. Screened Patio, Dock, Boat
Slip Negotiable. All Utilities Including Cable.
Non-Smoking. $1250/Mo. 727-479-4089.

OK, great backyard. Walk to beach and John's
Pass. $1050/mo. Fiona 727-612-1488
2BR/2BA, Den, Across from Clubhouse. Brand
New Kitchen/Appliances, 55+ Patriot Square.
No Pets/Smokers. 845-426-5535. cellist007@

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

Furnished Bedroom, Share Kitchen & Bath.
$475/Mo. 727-343-6350.
House Privileges. Cable, W/D, Fireplace.
$350/Mo. $100 Security. 727-403-5615.
LARGE FURNISHED-Room, with your Own
Attached Private Garage. Inside the Garage
there is a Kitchenette, and Washer/Dryer (for
y our use only) Cable and Utilities Included.
$125/wk Tim 727-698-3506.
HOME TO SHARE-Furnished, Cable, Con-
crete Parking, Washer & Dryer, Fenced Prop-
erty, Utilities Included. Non Smoking, Security
Deposit, $100/Wk. 727-323-1039.

Uities 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-

Snowbirds for March, non smokers, no Pets,
South PInellas Area. References. 905-827-

Gabber January 21 -January 27, 2010

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PINELLAS TRAIL West of 58th St. 1 br $550
LAKE MAGGIORE Lake view 1 br over 800 sq ft $650
SOUTH PASADENA I br/1 be Condo Pool No Pets $595
CHILDS PARK Corner lot Oth mature trees. ONLY $565
OLD NE 1 br apts Ind. WSG, Gas & Basic Cable $550

GULFPORT-Walk to Waterfront. 2BR/2BA
plus Study, Screened in Back Porch & Deck.
Several Updates. Large Fenced Backyard.
Priced at $184,900. 2408 59th St. S., Gulfport, A
FI 33707. OPEN SUNDAY 1-4 PM. Melinda 301 S
Hodges, RE/MAX Metro 727-543-6167. ,

OPEN SUNDAY 12-3pm Town Shores
Groton #315 2/2 waterfront .............. $118,000
Diplomat #903 2/2 $199,000
Also Available by Appt.
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
413aird Bill Sampson Jr.
727-776-7280 RIiM...
2304 44TH ST. SO.-$59,900 Charming 2/1
South St. Pete Home, Bordering Gulfport,
Walking Distance to marina and Clam Bayou.
Privacy Fence w/beautiful landscaped garden.
Many Upgrades including windows, french
doors installed in 2008. Price Reflects needed
repairs. Call Sharon, Wave Realty of Tampa
Bay. 727-455-3556.
House, Covered Patio, Pool, Walk to Publix,
Near Beach & Stetson, $95,000. BEACH &
LUXURY REALTY. 727-492-6721.
2BR/2BA MOBILE HOME- Causeway Village,
Excellent Condition. $24,000. 847-989-3898.

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
2BR/2BA SPLIT PLAN-Pet Friendly Windsor
Bldg. on Bay, 10th floor. Murphy Bed in Florida
room. 1550sqft. $189,900 o.b.o. 727-345-3584
or 810-599-6986.
ST. PETE BEACH-Luxury 2/2 Waterfront
Condo. Tennis, Marina all Amenities. Updated,
Walk to Beach $380,000. BEACH & LUXURY
REALTY 727-492-6721.
Gabber January 27 January 27, 2010

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NEW LISTING Lancaster #608 2BR/2BA standard unit with Marina view, carport. Priced at $149,000
TOWN SHORES NEW ON MARKET, WINDSOR HOUSE #307 dog building, 1 bed 1.5 deluxe updated, windows, carport,
offered at @ $161,500
TOWN SHORES JAMISON #507 1 bed/1 bath 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 w/carport, Dog Building, updated offered at @ $107,000
Avalon #206 1 bed/1 bath, standard unit, Dog Building, completely updated kitchen, bath, furnished, curb parking. Reduced to $84,000
Embassy #409, 1 bed/1.5 bath, deluxe unit, furnished, convenient park by entrance, Reduced to $155,000
Lancaster House #603, "Marina" water views, 2 bedroom[ 7) ; l 1 I] ]1 [ery appealing Priced at $127,500
Diplomat #901, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath deluxe corner unit, with magnificent water views of the Skyway Bridge and St. Pete Beaches. New windows,
kitchen, carpet, shutters, carport, etc. offered at $250,000
Lancaster #304, 1 bed/1 bath, deluxe carport, marina views. Great Buy @ $99,000
Hampton #310, 1 bed/1 bath deluxe, new carpet, new paint, waterfront marina views. $149,900 $99,000
SEMINOLE GARDEN APTS 8584111th St. N. #310 ** 2 bed, 2 bath corner condo, stps to Clubhouse priced @ $6@ 6 $54,900
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
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 bath, furnished $750.00 Seasonal
Nottingham #601 2 bed 2 bath Panoramic views $1300.00 Mth
Full Water views from 3 sides of unit

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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. $65,000
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 yard/Family Room / Master Suite. $265,000

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