Title: Gabber
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089435/00126
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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: February 4, 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: VID00126
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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since 1968


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Manager Saves
see page 4

Gulfport Police
Officer Injured
see page 6

First Friday Art Walk
see page 7

Lions Club
Pancake Breakfast
see page 8

No Wake Rule
see page 9

Senior Center
Food Drive
see page 14

Get Your Gulfport
Centennial Calendar
see page 15

Adopt A Pet
see page 25

Gabber Goes
To Cozumel
see page 34

Public Servants
see page 36


Bogie's Spanish Honors Class
gets Cooking

By Leigh Clifton
AP Spanish Honors students Liz Camperos and Janine
Taramona (red shirt) fry up some arepas in the new kitchen
facilities at Boca Ciega High School.
The new addition to Boca Ciega High School is
nearly complete and the additional classroom space
has almost doubled the school's size. With that
comes some much anticipated new kitchens that
now allows the 45 AP Spanish
See Bogie, page 58

Mixed Use "A Shot in the
Arm" for Gulfport
GULFPORT- Gulfportians who live in homes on the
west side of 54th and the east side of 56th Streets may
now operate certain types of businesses out of their
At Tuesday evening's council meeting, the city
council voted unanimously to approve a "Waterfront
Redevelopment Overlay District," or WROD, which
runs parallel to Beach Boulevard from Shore
Boulevard to 28th Avenue South, a half block east of
56th Street South, and a half-block west of 54th Street
"It will allow people to open small businesses-
See Mixed Use, page 5

New Gulfport Police
Chief: Robert Vincent
By Cathy Salustri

After over a
year without
a permanent
police chief,
Gulfport city

Jim O'Reilly
sel ected
Rob Vincent to
serve as the police chief. Over the past
15 months, Lieutenants Rob Vincent
and Howard Coombs have alternated as
the interim police chief.
O'Reilly said that he chose Vincent
for his "very strong administrative
capabilities and skills." He also praised
Vincent's ability to lead.
See Chief, page 31

Council Meeting
Procedures May Change

GULFPORT- At last Thursday night's
workshop interim city attorney Andrew
Salzman helped guide council though
the process of changing how council
sessions get conducted.
"This product is a result of the activities,
workshops and, later, discussion by city
council in regards to adopting some
procedures and city protocols," Salzman
said. He also reminded council that
they were reviewing the second of three
parts of the proposed changes, and that
the document they had in front of them
was a draft prepared by the city clerk,
attorney, and city manager.
They based the draft, Salzman said, on
council input.
"I think it's pretty good, it addressed a
lot of things. The part where you have
to hand in a speaker's card, I'm not real
happy with that. I think that everybody
should have the opportunity at any
See Procedures, page 17

City To Consider
Anti-Tether for Dogs
GULFPORT- At last Thursday
night's workshop the city of Gulfport
decided it will consider an anti-
tether dog ordinance similar to the
ones passed by the cities of Tarpon
Springs and Seminole.
"I would like to see Gulfport at least
bring this to a council meeting as an
ordinance," councilwoman Michele
King said.

Councilman Henderson said he
thought the ordinance was good.
"It breaks my heart driving around
this town-or any town-and
seeing dogs that have run a circular
rut around where they're tied,"
Henderson said, but added that
he had concerns about creating an
enforcement nightmare or possibly
putting people "in some kind of
a hardship" and wanted to make
allowances for people who are
outside with their dogs.

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"The more I think about it the more
I think this is a very good ordinance,"
Judy Ryerson said. Worthington
agreed as well, but added, "it's
got to be where you can't say that
person has got to be... sitting there
watching them." He said if the dog
were there for a short period of time
it would be acceptable.
Henderson also said he favored a
minimum enclosure size because he
didn't want to see people put up a
small fence and then leave their dog
in that all day, saying that would
have the same effect as tethering a
dog and leaving it unattended.

H1N1 Shots Available
If you haven't gotten your H1N1
(Swine flu) vaccination, there is
now an adequate supply on hand.
According to the Pinellas County
Department of Health the shots may
be obtained at the following H1N1
free vaccination centers:
St. Petersburg: 205 Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. St. N., (727) 824-
*Pinellas Park: 6350 76th Ave. N.,
(727) 547-7780
*Largo: 12420 130th Ave. N., (727)
Clearwater: 310 N. Myrtle Ave.,
(727) 469-5800
*Tarpon Springs: 301 S. Disston
Ave., (727) 942-5457
For information, call the H1N1
Information Line, (727) 824-6964.
In addition, many Walgreen's and
CVS drug stores also provide the
service for a minimum fee.


Saturday, February 6th
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4630 Tifton Drive South
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Flattening the
saves $70,000
GULFPORT- City manager Jim
O'Reilly said he thought the city
should eliminate the Leisure Services
Directorship and make the marina
and library separate departments,
saying this move would save the city
roughly $70,000.
O'Reilly served as Leisure Services
Director until council appointed him
as the interim city manager. When
he transitioned to the permanent
city manager, rather than fill the
Leisure Services Director position,
he suggested a money-saving
"In our continuing efforts to
reduce our overhead where it is
feasible," O'Reilly said, he suggested
eliminating his old position. He
said that the marina and library
had functioned very well without a
While council praised this decision,
council member Sam Henderson did
point out that Parks and Recreation
and Marina department heads would

now receive higher salaries, which,
Henderson pointed out, would eat at
the $70,000 over time. The Library
Administrator salary would stay the
There would be no associated
increase in benefits.

Dine Out To Support
Animal Rescues
GULFPORT, FL: On Friday,
February 5, animal lovers will be
offered an opportunity to support
dozens of animal-rescue groups
simply by enjoying a meal at Ecco
Bistro & Tapas in Gulfport. Enjoy
dinner or simply a glass of wine
or dessert, and 20% of each check
will be donated to Get Rescued...
In Gulfport. Ecco is located at 3121
Beach Boulevard S. in the heart of
Gulfport's historic waterfront arts
district. This special night at Ecco
coincides with Gulfport's popular
First Friday Art Walk, taking place
from 6-10 p.m. Bring along your well-
behaved canine companions, if you
wish. Ecco also offers outdoor dining
that is pet-friendly.



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Mixed use,
from front page
galleries, small shops, professional
offices- in their homes in that
area," Councilwoman Michele King
"If you could go to GP for lunch and
walk around for an hour and window
shop, we are then a destination.
With this passing, that becomes
passable. With the economy the way
it is, it could be a shot in the arm
for Gulfport," King said. She also
praised Community Development
director Fred Metcalf, who designed
the ordinance.
"The way Fred wrote that ordinance,
I have to commend him," King said.
"The way he did it, they will always
be houses, even if somebody sells
pottery in the living room, it's still a
house. It will never be a commercial
building, and that's important to the
Clothing Drive for Haiti
A clothing drive to benefit Haiti will
be held on February 6 from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. and on February 7 from 3 p.m.
to 6 p.m. Drop off location is the VFW
Post 10174 located at 18th Ave. and
49th St. S. For more information, call
Mary Parker at 821-5192.

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GULFPORT, FL: On Tuesday,
February 2, Sergeant Mary Farrand
was taken to the hospital to be
treated for minor injuries after an
unknown person driving a stolen car
rammed the police vehicle she was
driving. At approximately 1:50p.m., a
plainclothes Gulfport officer observed
a Green Toyota Avalon that had been
reported stolen out of St. Petersburg.

The officer radioed for assistance
from other officers to coordinate an
attempt to stop the car.
Sergeant Farrand responded in
a marked, Ford Expedition patrol
vehicle, and as she positioned
herself behind the stolen car at the
intersection of 9th Avenue South and
58th Street. As she was discussing
plans with other officers, the driver of
the Toyota put his car in reverse and
rammed the Expedition two times
before fleeing at a high rate of speed.
At the moment, there were no other

officers in the immediate vicinity
to initiate a pursuit. The Toyota,
bearing Florida license plate number
L406EM, was last seen heading east
on Central Avenue from 58th Street.
Officers from Gulfport and St.
Petersburg are continuing to search
for the vehicle. Any tips should be
reported to the police communications
center at 893-1030.

New Low Mortgage
Rate Announced
The Housing Finance Authority of
Pinellas County announces a new
low interest rate of 5.175 percent for
its First-Time Homebuyer Home Key
First Mortgage Program. A first-time
homebuyer is an individual who has
never owned a home, has not owned
a home in the last three years or a
veteran. The program is available in
Pinellas, Polk and Pasco Counties.
In Pinellas County, down payment
and closing cost assistance is also
available through the Home Key
Second Mortgage Program. Up to
$6,500 is available at an unbelievable
0 percent interest. The second
mortgage is deferred until the home
is sold, transferred or refinanced.
According to Anthony Jones,
executive director of the Housing
Finance Authority, "This down
payment assistance can literally
make the difference for someone
trying to buy a home."
Certain income and purchase price
limits apply. For more information,
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Smoking Cessation
Class to Start
LAST DRAG smoking cessation
workshop starts Tuesday, February
9 at the Gulfport Recreation Center,
5730 Shore Boulevard S. Classes will
be on Tuesdays and will meet from
6:30-8:30 p.m. The workshop will
be for four weeks and each session
will detail a specific area. The cost is
$125 for the 4-week workshop and is
facilitated by Betty Havey, M.A. For
more information or to sign up please
contact her at 727-642-6049 or John
at the Rec. center at 893-1079. Must
be pre-registered to attend.

St. Pete Beach Voter
Registration Deadline
Monday, February 8 is the voter
registration deadline to vote in the
March 9, 2010 Municipal Elections
and the City of St. Pete Beach
Special Referendum Election.

First Friday Art Walk
Celebrate a new decade with an old tradition at the Gulfport First F,-id. i
Art Walk on F,'ild.i, February 5, from 6-10 p.m. and absorb Gulfport's
authentic "Old Florida" atmosphere.
Peruse the work of over 50 artists and crafters, as well as authors,
antique dealers and entertainers stretched over a half-mile up and down
scenic Beach Boulevard. While browsing the art and craft booths, don't
miss Gulfport's unique shops, boutiques and galleries. Enjoy dinner at one
of over a dozen fine restaurants within the Art District, now one of the
foremost dining destinations in the Bay Area. Live entertainers will be
appearing at venues throughout the Village. Observe the talented artists
at work all along Beach and Shore Boulevards.
Gulfport Art Walk takes place on the First F,-ild.i and Third Saturday
of every month, year-round. Parking is always available, the event is free,
and free trolley rides are available from off-site parking areas, including
nearby Catherine Hickman Theatre and Gulfport Public Library. Pet and
family friendly!
Experience a unique dining, shopping and cultural experience unlike any
other. Once you discover Gulfport, Tampa Bay's "best kept secret", you'll
want to come back for more.
For information on many other Gulfport events, go to www. exploregulfport.
com, www.gulfportflorida.us, or www.gulfportma.com. The Gulfport Art
Walk and event recorded information line is 866-ART-WALK. Artists
and vendors interested in participating can find more information and
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Gulfport Lions Club
Pancake Breakfast
The Gulfport Lions Club will be
presenting their third Pancake
Breakfast of the season on Saturday
February 6 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at
the Gulfport Lions Center at 4630
Tifton Drive S., right behind the
Pancakes with syrup, sausage,
scrambled eggs, with milk, coffee
or tea to drink, and all you care to
eat at the donation price of just $4.
Bring your whole family and all
your friends! Join them and spend
an enjoyable morning overlooking
beautiful Boca Ciega Bay.
When you come out and support your
local Lions Club, you are supporting
their fund raising activities and you
are doing much to help those in need
in the local community. The Gulfport
and St. Petersburg Lions Clubs are
service organizations meeting the
needs of those less fortunate in their
own communities. They are the "Eye
Guys & Girls". Please come out and
help those a bit more needy than
Did you know that the first responder
to the Haiti earthquake disaster
was the Lions Club International
Foundation (LCIF)? The Gulfport
Lions Club supported that relief
effort with donations raised during
their food events. Their next event
will be their Shrimp Boil on March
13. Don't miss it !

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Rocking the Boats
in Boca Ciega Bay
By Leigh Clifton
Someone's been rocking the boats in
Boca Ciega Bay. According to Bruce
Bingham, a live-aboard sailor who
moors in the Bay, shrimp boats that
dock at the Gulfport's Municipal
Marina have been getting a little too
close to several moored sail boats,
including his. The shrimpers go out
in the early evening and usually
return between three and four in the
morning, often coming in full speed,
which violently wakes the moored
"There is a rule for the no-wake
zone approaching the channel to the
marina,' Bingham said. "These guys
will often go full tilt right up to the
entrance instead of slowing down
at the markers. They've also come
dangerously close to several boats,
including mine, which really makes
the sailboats pitch and roll violently.
It's very dangerous and can cause
serious injury to the boater onboard.
Getting that close could also cause a
collision or a tangle of the mooring
lines. These guys are acting like
cowboys, seeing how close they can
Bingham called the Gulfport police,
Coast Guard and Fish and Wildlife
after following one of the offending
boats, the Americano, in his dingy
back to the marina.
"I saw the guy and told him what
he was doing was illegal and that I
was reporting him. He was pretty
belligerent, so I left."



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Unfortunately, unless there is video
or pictures, there isn't much the
police can do, according to Gulfport
Marine Patrol Sergeant Robert
Burkhart. "We can set up patrols
at the channel mouth and watch
for violators, but they are hard to
catch," Burkhart said.
Bingham says that he complies with
all maritime regulations including
having a bright anchor light so that
his boat is visible at night.
"Rules state that that anchor light

must be visible for two miles," he
said. "A couple of the boats in the
bay don't even have one, or else they
use solar lawn lights that go out by
So far, all has been quiet, although
Bingham said that last week a
shrimp boat came by and sat off his
bow about 150 feet and stopped.
"I guess he wanted a stare -down
with me," Bingham said. "I just
watched him and he finally left."

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Isle of Capri Annual
Yard Sale
The annual yard sale of the Isle of
Capri, Treasure Island, will be held
on Saturday, February 13from 8a.m.
to 1 p.m. Maps of all participating
residences will be handed out to all
vehicles entering the island off Gulf
Blvd. at 116 Avenue. Drivers will
proceed two short blocks and turn
left on 2nd Street to Rosselli Park.
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The South Pasadena Civic
Association will have a Lasagna
Dinner on Saturday, 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.

Rotary Club of
St. Petersburg
The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg
Suncoast meets every Tuesday at noon
at Gigi's Restaurant, 6852 Gulfport
Boulevard (Pasadena Shopping
Center). Guests are welcome to
attend. Come discover the new face
of Rotary. For more information, call
their Club President, Karen Keaton
at (727) 822-2200.

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Thursday Pastor's Book Study: 6:30pm
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Come, Hear
About Senegal
Karen Ujereh, missionary in
Senegal, West Africa, will be speaking
in the fellowship Hall at First United
Methodist Church, corner 28th Ave.
S. and 53rd Street, on Tuesday,
February 9 at 10 a.m.
Sponsored by the United Methodist
Women, Karen Ujereh will share from
her 10 years of mission work in the
country of Senegal. Established by
the general Board of Global Ministries
in 1996, the Senegal Mission is the
first begun by the United Methodist
Church in a Muslim country. 95% of
the citizens of Senegal are Muslim. 17
UMC churches are now served by 10
pastors. Mrs. Ujereh has coordinated
the Prison Ministry and served
as financial officer. A wonderful
speaker, you will be thrilled as she
tells you of God's work among the
people of Senegal. She will highlight
those ministries supported by the
United Methodist Women of U.S.
A. churches. All in the church and
community are invited to attend.


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Rev. Dennis E. Belus
Email: TrinityChurchNaz@Yahoo.com
Sunday School 9:30 am
Worship Service 10:40 am
Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study
and Kids night Out 6:00 pm

St. Philip's Anglican Church
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Traditional Anglican Worship
1928 Prayer Book
Holy Eucharist: 10 am Sundays
Mass & Bible Study Wednesdays
11 am&7 pm

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Church of Gulfport

Child Care Sunday Mornings
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&Wed. Evening Sunday School 9:15a
Traditional Serv. 10:30a
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Wednesday Weekly
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1st & 3rd Sundays
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Senior Center Food Drive
Town Shores of Gulfport declared the month of February "Give with Love
Month" to kick off their food drive for the Senior Center. All residents are
encouraged to donate can goods/dry goods for the food drive. Each of the 18
buildings has appointed an Angel of Love to collect food and monetary donations
for the drive.
Association Manager Gregg Fata helping with the drive stated that "The
Senior Center does so much to help some of our residents and many others in
Gulfport. We are so excited about the food drive and we believe it will be a huge
success. Our residents are such giving people; they volunteer all over the city,
schools and the Chamber. You name a need for help, our residents are there to
add their help and support".
The food drive will be for the entire month of February, so check the bulletin
boards and find your Angel of Love representative for any further information
about the drive or call the office at 345-9491.

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Restore CLAM BAYOU and keep the water clean.
More police presence and eliminating
problems on 49th Street.
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Adam Smith to Speak
at Democratic Club
Adam Smith, ChiefPoliticalReporter
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

Town Shores Shows
it Has a Big Heart
Town Shores kicked off its food
drive for the Senior Center with
great success. The first delivery
which occurred on Friday, January
29 overwhelmed the Senior Center
with a truck load of food and
monetary donations. The food drive
which will collect donations for the
entire month of February will be
picked up from the buildings every
Association Manager Gregg Fata
stated "We cannot thank everyone
who donated the first week enough
for their generous donations. I'm
sure there will be many folks in
Gulfport who will be well fed and
nourished this month thanks to the
generosity of our residents.".

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Get a Haircut to
Help Haiti
NUMBER9 Salon of Saint Petersburg
will be offering discounted haircut
services with all proceeds benefitting
the Doctors Without Borders Haitian
relief efforts. The date will be Tuesday
February 9 and appointments will be
available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Please
call 727-822-6463 to schedule your
appointment. For further information
visit www.number9salon.com.

Love is in The Air!
Love is in the air at the Gulfport
Casino Ballroom, so get ready for
the upcoming Valentine festivities
and beyond! Start making your
plans with your sweetie or find that
someone special and attend these
exciting events!
Enjoy a colorful night at the Mardi
Gras Masquerade Ball, Friday,
February 12 at the Casino Ballroom,
5500 Shore Boulevard S., 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and include lip
smacking Louisiana cuisine. Music
is Cajun Zydeco, Blues and Jazz. If
you choose, dress with flair, with
colorful masks and elegant costumes.
Ticket sales and a silent auction will
benefit a variety of Kiwanis charities
including Pinellas Hope, andH.E.A.T.
Contact 727-415-8326.
Take your sweetheart to the
Centennial Valentine's Day Dance
on Saturday, February 13, from
8-11 p.m. Door opens at 7:30 p.m.
Live Band is Lloyd John's Gulfbay
18-Piece Big Band. Snacks and
prizes. Tickets are $12 at the door.
Contact 727-893-1070.

Get Your Gulfport
Centennial Calendar!
Souvenir Gulfport Centennial
calendars are still on sale at the
following locations:
Gulfport City Hall
Gulfport Senior Center
Gulfport Library
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
Gulfport Historical Museum
Bay Breeze Beauty Salon
Small Adventures Book Shop
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These calendars are a must-have
for all the Centennial events going
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Match Making Festival Tea Dance
will be held on Sunday, February 14
from 1-5 p.m., ages 50 plus! Speed
dating, relationship coaching, dance
lessons and dance. Tickets are $25 at
www.matchmakingfest.com or $35 at
the door. Sponsored by LocalShopsl.
com. Contact 727-823-0437.
The following week is the Singles
Ballroom Dance Party (Partners

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Welcome!) on February 19 from
7-10 p.m. Dance mixers, door prizes
and light snacks. $10 per person.
Contact 727-374-3881.
For more detailed information on
The Gulfport Casino Ballroom events
or to find out about the Gulfport
Casino rental availability for your
next event or party, call 727-893-

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Island Community Theatre
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production, "The Sting". Director
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numerous roles for all ages and both
genders; at least a dozen each for
male and female, ages teen to senior.
Many actors will enjoy playing
multiple characters.
The story takes place in 1930s
Chicago, in a world of small-time
hustlers and their girls, their money
nonexistent but their ingenuity
abundant. Johnny Hooker (a small-
time grifter played by Robert

Redford in the film) joins a friend
in a successful con of a "runner."
Unfortunately for them, the runner
works for a powerful, vindictive
rackets boss, Doyle Lonnegan, who
is infuriated and arranges the killing
of Johnny's friend. Hoping to avenge
this senseless murder, Johnny enlists
the aid of the master con man Henry
Gondorff (originally played by Paul
Newman). Together they decide to
try the big con called "The Wire."
Auditions begin at 6:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, February 8-9,
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February is Feline
Spay Month
The SPCA Tampa Bay is offering
100 free cat spay/neuter surgeries
to people with limited income
beginning Thursday, February 4
through February 25. Applicants
must apply in person on Tuesdays
and Thursdays from 9-4 p.m. with a
recent 1040 form. Pet owners, please
do not bring your cats to this initial
appointment. For more information,
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time to get up and speak," Vice-
Mayor Bob Worthington said.
The cards refer to a proposed system
of having all who wish to speak during
the public session fill out cards with
their names and addresses so that the
council or the clerk could call them up
to speak. The Pinellas County Board
of County Commissioners uses this
system, as do several Pinellas cities.
Councilwoman Judy Ryerson agreed
with Worthington.
"I don't see having them fill out
cards." "It's going to limit the input
and that's not what we're trying to do.
I realize some of it gets hard to take
sometimes, but it is their right as
taxpayers." Ryerson did suggest that
the public should clear any images
for the overhead with the city clerk
first. Ryerson also suggested that
people treat council with respect.
"We do have problems with that-
attacking just try not to do it. Try
not to stand out there and pick on
one or two council members. If you
have a personal gripe, do it privately
after the meeting, not publicly," she
Councilmember Sam Henderson
also said he didn't want to restrict
anyone's ability to speak but had
concerns about people using the
public session as "a venue to attack."
S.iy. I ik. -Yakestookresponsibility
for allowing people to treat others
less than respectfully at meetings.
"There is a line that is very close to
being crossed. I have let that line be
crossed. I'm not proud of that," Yakes
said. "If there's a part lost, I've lost
that part. I want to fix that. When it
gets out of hand and its confused...
we need to fix it. And we can do that.
Most of you have been here for many,
many meetings," Yakes continued,
banging his gavel, "and I do not bang
the gavel enough."
Salzman addressed council's rights.
"For example, you're allowed to
have workshops where you don't
take public comment," he said,
explaining that the law stated that
the public has the right to comment
on anything council would vote on.
He then proceeded to discuss public
Some cities, he told council, don't
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getting voted on at the meeting. He
also told council that people who
speak don't have the right to "be
They also, he explained, cannot incite
people to riot and "they do not have
the right to use vulgarity... those are
not rights that are allowed."
"You can," he continued "restrict
their speaking to time and on the
issues that are not agenda items.
That is absolutely correct, that is not
violating anybody's first amendment
"What you're asking is that you
expect them to be as you want to be
toward them:
show respect, listen to what they
have to say... you don't have to agree
on what they say," he said.
A major issue, Salzman said, is how
some members of the public address
"This is a big issue... no one has the
right to dress down one commissioner
and attack one commissioner or
council member," Salzman said,

adding, "That's not anybody's
absolute rights."
The city could workshop it again to
make it one policy, City Clerk Lesley
DeMith suggested. Salzman said
they could review it again after the
new council took office this spring.

West Coast Orchid
Society to Meet
The Florida West Coast Orchid
Society will hold their monthly
meeting on the second Thursday of the
month, February 11, at the Pinellas
County Cooperative Extension
(Botanical Gardens), 12175 125
Street N. in Largo. An educational
class will be held at 7 p.m., with a
short meeting at 7:30 p.m. followed
by a presentation from Paul Storm
from Meke Aloha Orchids. An orchid
sale, raffle, and refreshments follow.
Visitors are welcome. Free admission
and parking. For more information,
please call 727-733-8167.



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Gulfport Garden A
x' e Bird Club
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
call Sarah Kelly at 345-5848. She
is coordinating the carpools. Plans
are to leave various areas between
8:45 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Extra Sculpting
Supplies Needed
The children in the School Year
Child Care Program are making
sculptures and are in need of
sculpting tools. Their current
creations will be made out of
plaster of paris. Anything you
can donate will help them explore
their creativity. All donations can
be dropped off at the Recreation
Center, 5730 Shore Boulevard S.
Call 727-893-1068.

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Matt Spriggs, So. Pasadena:
"I think the Colts will take it this
weekend. They have a better offense
than New Orleans. The Saints defense
is a bit suspect; they've been on and
off a lot. The Bucs even beat them.
I've been to games with both teams;
I've had more beer poured on me by
Saints fans than by Colts fans. I get
the cheap seats and the Colts cheap
seat fans seem to be much nicer!

Lou Delmonico, Treasure Island:
"I think New Orleans should win.
The city needs a real boost. The club
stayed there, even after the disaster
of Katrina and the fan base is
incredibly loyal. I think to get their
first Super Bowl win, especially
after Katrina, would be a blast and a
real shot in the arm. What a story of
the Manning family as well; to have
Archie Manning as the Saints most
revered quarterback! He's a great
athlete and a classy guy and then
to have Peyton coming home to play
before the hometown crowd. The
whole family is a phenomenal bunch
of athletes. It will be a great game."

Jan Lowe, Gulfport: "I think the
Indianapolis Colts willwin, but I would
like to see New Orleans win because
I think it would show the world that
they have truly come back from the
Katrina disaster. What a great story
that would make! I actually really
wanted Minnesota to be in there
instead; I'm a big Brett Favre fan and
I think he showed Green that he really
was the heart and soul of the Packers
team. But I think the Saints definitely
have a chance. Never underestimate
the power of the underdog or the power
of the underdog's fans. The Saints
fans are a partner in this and along
with home field advantage, they can
certainly lift the team up. Anything is

Steven Cook, So. Pasadena: "I
think the New Orleans Saints will
win; it's their destiny because of all
they went through. The town kept
its heart and soul intact, even after
Katrina. They've also never won
a Super Bowl and I think it's their
year. It's awesome about Archie
Manning and how talented he and
his whole family are! How amazing
it must be to have two sons who
are such talented NFL players and
another one in college who's looking
pretty good as well. I really think it's
the Saints' time."

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Nathan L. White
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A dedication celebration of many
years of public service for the late
Nathan L. White is scheduled for
February 27 at 10 a.m. located at 5314
23 Avenue S. (the corner of 53 Street
and 23 Avenue S.). A plaque will be
made in his honor of years of service
to the City and the community.
Nathan L. White was born October
15, 1925. Nathan began his assistance
to the City as an auxiliary Volunteer
Fireman on January 28, 1942 and
progressed into a Regular Volunteer
Fireman on April 29, 1946. He was
promoted to Captain 1963 and later,
Assistant Chief in 1965. He passed
away on April 14, 2009.

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Silk Screening
Sylvia Fell, an award-winning
artist from Kings Point at Sun
City Center, will be giving a
demonstration of the fine art
of Serigraphy, also known as
Silkscreening on Saturday,
February 13 at 1 p.m. at the
Treasure Island City Hall located
at 120 108 Avenue. The public is
cordially invited to this free event
which also includes a reception
with refreshments to meet this
talented guest artist.
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and Edy Johnson, former owners
of the Cheshire Cat, she has been a
Gulfport resident for 33 years.
After a recent job separation as
well as marriage dissolution, she
found herself facing foreclosure,
as well as being without health
insurance. We want to help Darlene
and her 14 year old son, Michael,
Cobra her health insurance as well
as maintain their utilities as she
begins her treatment.
Please join us at Ecco Bistro, 3121
Beach Boulevard in Gulfport, on
Tuesday, February 9 from 6-9 p.m.
for a dinner to include dessert for a
$10 donation. This will include iced
tea but alcohol may be purchased
if desired. If you don't wish to eat,
feel free to stop by to wish her well.
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Merchants Association is now
accepting donations of non-perishable
food, toiletries and personal needs
to be distributed to the Gulfport
Senior Center Pantry. Bring your
donations to the Gulfport Merchants
Association tent each Tuesday during
the Fresh Market, on Beach Blvd.
below 29th Ave. South, from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. The Senior Center Pantry,
which offers food and other needed
items to struggling Gulfport families,
is in great need of donations to keep
up with the needs of its clients.

South Pasadena Annual
Scholarship Award
South Pasadena residents and high
school graduating students of the City
of South Pasadena have until May 31,
2010 to apply for the City's annual
$1,000 scholarship award. Applicants
must have been City residents for the
past two years and been accepted
at an accredited college, university,
trade or technical school.
A copy of the prior year Federal
Income Tax Return for applicant
or any other persons) who claimed
applicant as a dependent on a Federal
Income Tax Return is required.
Applications are available at City
Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S., South
Pasadena and at ci.south-pasadena.
fl.us. For more information, call the
City Clerk's office at 347-4171.

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City Departments, Leisure services,
Rec. Center.
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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.
Availability to register: Monday
through F,'id.ii 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 Program
- 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
* AAYA Cheerleading- Tues. Registra-
tion on Feb. 2nd, 6-7 p.m. Call AAYA
at 813-885-2292
* AAYA Dance- Thurs. Registration on
Feb. 4th, 6-7 p.m. Call AAYA at 813-
* Smoking Cessation Class- Tue., Feb.
9th. 6:30-8:30pm. Betty Havey, M.A at
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-Wed., Feb.
10th & 17th. 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
* Mat Pilates- Mon. & Wed.
10-11 a.m. Call Lisa at
* Nia Wed., 9:00 am. Call Kaluwa at
* Noisemakers Mon., 6 p.m. Call
Gabe at 345-7472.
* Sumyie -Wed., 6:30 p.m. Call Mike
at 320-5035.
* Stretch and Tone, Tues. & Thurs.,
9-10 a.m. Call Jean 302-9423
* Tai Chi Tues. & Thurs., 9 a.m.
Call Aletta at 344-5181 or Marge at
* Tennis Tues., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and
6 p.m. Call Jack at 430-0690.
* Watercolor with Margo Tues. 10
a.m.- Noon. Call Margo at 347-1859
* Watercolor with Patsi -Beginners/
Intermediate- Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Patsi at 501-3559.
* Weight Loss 4 Week Workshop- call
893-1079 if interested.
* Yoga Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Maureen at 381-2166.

* Gulfport Library

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

Gulfport Creative Short Storv
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.
Exhibition of Works by Helen
Mullin: Through February 25.
Opening Reception: Friday, Febru-
ary 5, 6:00-8:00 pm.
Crafts Club for All Ages: Satur-
days, February 6 and 20, 2:00 pm.
Presented by Pat Brinkley.
Legal Cases and Issues: Monday,
February 8, 1:00 pm. Presented by
local chapter, Brandeis University

Suncoast Computer Users Group

(SCUG): Thursday, February 11,
6:00 pm.
Scrapbookers Club for Teens
& Adults: Saturday, February 13,
1:00 pm. Make beautiful pages of
Coffee/Talk Movie: "Secrets of
Middle Earth: The Hobbit" (Kultur
Video, 2003). Wednesday, February
17, 1:30 pm. Illustrated with fanta-
sy art by the Brothers Hildebrandt,
and featuring insights of literary ex-
perts, this documentary film series
explores the mysteries of Tolkien's
epic. (60 min.)
Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday,
February 18, 10:00 am. Discussion
of The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien.
Books / discussion guides are avail-
able at the Reference Desk.
The G & 0 Book Club: Saturday,
February 20, 1:30 pm. Philosophical
discussion group based on the works
of mystic G. I. Gurdjieff and philoso-
pher P. D. Ouspensky.

Coffee/Talk Movie: "Secrets of
Middle Earth: The Fellowship of the
Ring" (Kultur Video, 2003). Wednes-
day, February 24, 1:30 pm. Illustrat-
ed with fantasy art by the Brothers
Hildebrandt, and featuring insights
of literary experts, this documentary
film series explores the mysteries of
Tolkien's epic. (60 min.)


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

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ices City Sponsored Activities
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Senior Center 550 27th Ave. So. 893-1231

Thank you. Town Shores Residents:
for the very generous donation of food
items and monetary gifts to help support
our Senior Center Food pantry. The food
arrived in a pick up truck and took six
volunteers to sort and shelve the various
items. We were all smiles! Senior Center
staff is very grateful for this outpouring of
love and generosity.
: of St. Petersburg for the '. ii in Italy"
sellout performance provided in the
Hickman Theater on Fri. Jan. 29. There
were 150 seniors who also enjoyed the
catered spaghetti dinner served prior to
the performance. All proceeds benefited
the Senior Center Foundation.
GEMS Membership Fees: Notification
will be sent to GEMS clients when the
annual membership fee is due for renewal.
No need to pay in advance.
New: Beginners and Open Studio: A
new art Class for oinnors will be offered
on Monday from I- -i arting on Mon.
Feb. 22nd. This will a so be an open studio
for the more experienced artists. Call the
Senior Center now to reserve space in
this free class.
Long Term Care Workshop: The
Investment Discussion Group has invited
Barbara Kirk to give a Long Term Care
Presentation on Wed. Feb. 10 at 10:30am.
Free and open to the public.
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-noon; Bingo at 10am; computer
games 9am-noon; a hot dog lunch at noon
(get your $2 meal ticket now). The highly
spirited Love Notes will perform at 1pm
and finally there will be a free Valentine
Tea Dance, 3-5pm.
February Flea Market: Our FleaMarket
customers are looking for specialized
items: Jewelry of any kind, purses, tote
bags, wallets, shoes, belts, etc. If you have
such items that you no longer use or need,
please drop them off at the Senior Center
in time for our Feb. 15 sale.
Free Tea Dance: A Valentine Tea Dance
will be held on Mon. Feb. 15 from 3-5pm
with Big Band music by The Nostalgics.
Refreshments included. Free admission
but be a sweetheart and bring a can of
food for our food pantry.
Bingo: Come and play President's Day
Bingo on Mon. Feb. 15 at 10am. We also
play bingo every Friday at 1pm.
Legal Problems?: The Community Law
Program will offer free legal assistance
at our Senior Center on Fri. Feb. 19 at
9:30am for income eligible residents. Call
for more info.
Spanish Classes: Spanish Classes are
offered every Monday. Beginners at 3pm,
Advanced at 4:10pm and Conversation at
5:20pm. Classes are free to all registered
Senior Center members.
Folk Dance Class for Beginners: The
Italian American Society of St. Petersburg
will teach Folk Dance Classes for
beginners for those who want to be a part
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of their dance group. Class for newcomers
is on Thursdays at 7pm.
AARP Driving Classes: are held on the
first two Tuesdays of every month from
1-4pm. Call 343-9044 to register and fee
Yoga: Every Wed. at noon at the Gulfport
Casino. Free but must be registered as a
Senior Center member.
Chair Yoga: every Wed. at 1:30pm. at
the Gulfport Casino.
Movie Day: Cabaret on Mon. Mar. 22
at 12:45pm in Hickman Theater. Free.
Grandparents Raising
Grandchildren: If you are a
grandparent or any related/unrelated
person caring for a child, please come to
our new support group that will meet on
Tues. Feb. 23 at 10am. The group offers
support, counseling, legal support, etc.
The meetings will be offered every fourth
Facial with Color Workshop: Ladies,
sign up now for our free Facial with Color
Workshop on Fri. Feb. 26 at 9:30am. Find
out how to enhance your appearance and
accentuate your features. Class size is
limited so call early.
Stretching for Seniors: Every Tues. at
Wii Bowling: Every Thurs. at 1pm, and
& 1st & 3rd Tues. at 6:30pm. We need
more bowlers on Feb. 2 & 16 so please
come and join the fun! Thanks to the
students at Stetson College of Law for
being a part of this activity!
Live Chat Room: Fri. at 2pm at the
Senior Center
Quilting Club: Every Mon at 10am.
Great quilting projects! Newcomers
Young & Restless Seniors: will meet
on Tues. Feb. 11 at 6:30pm to plan social
outings with other seniors. Newcomers
Writers Group: Share your creative
stories, essays, etc. with our Writers
Group every Fri. at 10am.
Ongoing Support Groups:
Diabetic Support (1'. Mon. at 10am)
Hearing Support (1st & 3rd Mon at
Vision Support (2nd & 4th Mon at 2pm)
Coming in March
Advanced Directives Presentation, Mon.
Mar. 8 at 6pm
Transportation Fair, Wed. Mar. 24 at
Annual Senior Follies, Fri. Mar. 26 at
7pm. Get tickets now, $7
Census Info, Mon. 4-6pm (starts Mar. 22)

Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-1070

Overeaters Anonymous: Sun.

5501 27th Ave. So.
Island Community Theatre
Feb. 4-21
Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Sun. Matinee, 2 p.m.
Tickets $15, Fri. & Sat.
2 for $20 Thurs.
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Blow a Glass Heart for
Your Valentine Night
GULFPORT: The Industrial Arts
Center will have the glory hole glow-
ing on Saturday night, February
13th, so the public can make special
Valentine gifts. Hand-blown and
molded glass hearts made at the IAC
will also be available for sale to sup-
port the non-profit art education cen-
ter's operating fund.
Master glass blower Jackie Ballard
and the IAC staff will be offering

this special night to Blow a Glass
Heart for Your Valentine, from 6-10
p.m. There will be a choice of colors
and every heart will be "blown with
your own breath" and a little help
from Jackie and her experienced
assistants. Hearts will be cooled
and ready for pick up on Sunday,
February 14. Free gift packaging will
be included with each purchase.
The Industrial Arts Center is
located at 2902A Beach Boulevard
S. in the heart of the Gulfport
Art Village Courtyard. For more

information, visit the IAC online at
www.IndustrialArtsCenter.org or
call 727-289-9365.

Renew Your
Wedding Vows
On Sunday, February 14, Pilgrim
Congregational United Church of
Christ will hold a wedding vow
renewal ceremony as part of its 10:30
a.m. worship service. The event
is free and is open to all married
couples who wish to renew their
sacred wedding vows. The Reverend
Wayne A. Robinson will officiate.
The church is located at 6315
Central Avenue in St. Petersburg.
If you would like to sign up to
participate in the vow renewal
ceremony, please send an e-mail to
the church at: pcucc4dosglob@aol.
com. For information, call the church
at 347-1226.

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Chief, from front page
Vincent, a 16-year veteran of the
Gulfport Police Department, was all
smiles this week.
"I've been thinking about this for so
long," he told The Gabber "It's been
a long time coming." By the time
O'Reilly made the announcement
early this week, Vincent already had
a plan of action for changes within the
police department.
"I want to get the police department
(functioning) so that it's policing in
the way the people of Gulfport want
it be policed. So, my immediate goal is
to find out what the people of Gulfport
expect from their police department,"
he said.
Vincent says he will do this primarily
through a surveyof the people Gulfport
officers serve and protect.
"As long as I've worked here we've
never surveyed the residents to find
out what they want from the police
department, so I'm going to make
that happen," he said. He added that
he wanted the police force to focus on
problem solving rather than what he
called "enforcement in general."
"Patrolling without a purpose is not
going to be accepted. Cops are always
going to be out there with something
on their mind," Vincent said, saying
he preferred "goal-based problem
resolution" patrolling. He said this
would mean that officers had specific
reasons for being in areas.
"If an officer is writing tickets on
Gulfport Boulevard, those tickets
better be part of solving problems
rather than writing tickets to write
tickets," Vincent said. "If we don't
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maybe we would best spend our time
doing something else."
That's where the survey will help
the police officers find out where the
problems lie in the city.
"We need to know what people
expect," he said "Problems are not
only actual, but they're also perceived.
I have tons of data on actual problems.
But it doesn't tell me anything about
perceived problems."
Vincent gave 49th Street as an
example, saying that while the data
may not show the area as having
problems equal to what people perceive
it does. He said the police department
will address the issues-perceived or
otherwise-on 49th Street.
Lieutenant Howard Coombs, the only
other contender for chief, said that
he would have no problems working
with his competitor. Although he said
the competitive part of him would
have liked the position, he praised
O'Reilly's decision as well as Vincent's
ability, saying he had learned a lot
under Vincent's leadership.
"The city made a good choice. Having
Rob Vincent as chief is no hardship,"
Coombs said Tuesday night after
O'Reilly announced his decision.


Former police chief Curt Willocks
also praised O'Reilly's decision.
I;..-\.-.-n the two of them the city
couldn't make a poor choice, but I fully
support their choice to appoint Rob,"
Willocks said. "He'll make an excellent
chief. Rob came up through the ranks
and went through the learning process
and he'll be a better chief because if it.
He didn't just graduate college and go
into administration; he was a street
City Clerk Lesley DeMuth will
swear Vincent in at the February 16,
2010 council meeting.

Community Business
There will be a Community
Business Showcase on Thursday,
February 25 at 4:30 p.m. hosted
by The Fountains at Boca Ciega
Bay, 1255 Pasadena Avenue.
Representatives from banks, travel
agencies, financial institutions and
more will be on hand to answer
your questions. Taste some of South
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Local Obituaries
DIBBLE, GAIL RAE, 64, of Gulfport,
died Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at Hospice
House Woodside. She is survived by a
loving family. ALifeTribute Funeral-
Care Gulfport Chapel, 727-347-5521.

KLOMFAR, EMILY, 87, of Gulfport,
passed away Jan. 31, 2010. Emily
was born in Chicago, IL and met her
husband Milo while riding motorcy-
cles in the late 1930s. They moved to
Florida in 1957, settling in Gulfport.
She began working as a crossing
guard for the City of St. Petersburg
in 1959, and continued for 43 years;
first at Forest Hills Elementary, then
Gulfport Elementary, and finally as
a supervisor. "Miss Emily" worked in
the cafeteria at Gulfport Elementary
for many years. She also crocheted
over 1000 baby hats for Bayfront
Medical Center. Emily is survived
by her loving daughter Lynn (Ray)
Hayden; sister Ruth; beloved grand-
son Patrick; and nephew Glenn
(Robbi). A visitation will be held 4-6
p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Guestbook at davidcgross.com. David
C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Cen-
tral Ave., 727-381-4911.

MCELROY, DALE E., age 80, died
Jan. 15, 2010, at home in Gulfport.
Retired U.S. Army (1948-68) and
City of St. Pete Beach (1971-92). Sur-
vived by loving family. Memorial Oct.
'10 near IL birthplace.

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M 0 B L E Y ,
LAVERNE, 84, of St.
Petersburg, passed
away peacefully
Friday, January 29,
at Egret Cove nursing
home, surrounded by
friends and her loving husband of 65
years, Ralph Mobley. She is survived
by two sons, Mark and James,
grandchildren Jim Jr., Kimberly,
Lindsay, Mark Jr. and Michael, and
great grandchildren Leah, Abby,
LJ and Jordan. Originally from
Pittsburg, Miss LaVerne and her
husband Ralph met in Kentucky,
later moving to Ohio, then to Florida
in the late eighties. She retired after
30 years as a buyer from Federated
Stores, later known as Macy's. She
was a member of the quilting club
at the Senior Center, loved to play
cards and was a gourmet cook. She
especially loved cooking for her
children. She will be interred at
Bay Pines Memorial Cemetery. The
family requests that in lieu of flowers,
donation may be made in her name
to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt
Blvd in Clearwater.

NETCH, IRINA, of Gulfport, FL,
formerly of Sea Cliff, died on Janu-
ary 12, 2010. Loving mother, grand-
mother and friend. Funeral service
will be held at Lady of Kazan Church
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10 a.m. An interment was held at
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Care Givers
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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.

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Rest in Peace Our Dear Friend

George A. Vanek
March 13,1954 January 24, 2010

Former Owner of Botanicals By The Bay,
A flower shop on Gulfport Blvd.
And, Office manager for Pauly Jail Building Company.

George leaves many dear friends including Bob Pohrer,
Donald Engle, and David Thackwell.

He is survived by his brothers Dominic, Neil, Michael, David,
Joe, Mark and Martin Vanek and sisters Mary Ann Feathers,
Georgette Black, Deborah Andrews and Dorothy Krauss
and several nieces and nephews.

George was preceded in death by his parents George and
Carmella Vanek.

A memorial Service wil be held Saturday, February 6th, at the
Peninsula Inn, 2937 Beach Blvd., Gulfport from 1-5 pm
(resort attire).

To send a message to the family go to:
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Rehearsals have begun for "Ain't
Retirement (; .n. I' which originally
premiered at the Players' own Back
Door Theater many months ago. Since
then, this musical has been touring
various communities throughout
Florida. Standing ovations have been
the norm for this musical revue of
retirement life here in Florida. The
play is definitely a musical, but also
is a very fast-paced comedy to boot!
The cast is superb in this production!
Three of its four cast members
appeared in "Gulfport: The Musical".
"Ain't Retirement (,,.ind' will run
on Friday and Saturday, February
19, 20, 26, and 27 at 8 p.m., as well as
on Sunday, February 21 and 28 at 2
p.m. The Players' Back Door Theater
is located at 4919 17 Avenue S. in
Gulfport. Tickets are on sale now for
just $15 each and are available at
Eileen's Resale Boutique (located at
5401 Gulfport Blvd. S.), at the door,
or by calling Gil directly at 727-343-
8560 for reservations. It is suggested
that you get your tickets early for
this play and don't wait until the last
minute! Keep in mind that there is
limited seating at this theater.
There is plenty of free parking right
at the theater and snacks, beer,
and wine are available inside the
theater for your convenience. It is
recommended that you arrive at the
theater at least 45 minutes before
the curtain opens.
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Gulfport Beach January Water Quality Report

By Cathy Salustri
Each week the City of Gulfport tests the water quality
in the waters off Gulfport Beach. Gulfport has contracted
with the City of St. Petersburg for the tests.
Every month The Gabber publishes the results of those
tests. If, at any time, the tests show that the water
quality poses a health risk, the City of Gulfport will issue
a Health Advisory. Gulfport typically receives test results
within a week of taking the sample.
Currently, the City tests for two things: enterococcus
and fecal coliform. Scientists consider enterococcus a
common bacteria found in animal and human intestines,
and, resultingly, in human and animal excrement.
Federal standards used to require agencies to measure
water quality by the amount of fecal coliform along public
beach waters but recently have replaced fecal coliform
with enterococcus as the standard. Fecal coliform also Sample Date Enterococcus Fecal Coliform
comes from the waste of warm-blooded animals, including
humans. January 5 4 7
The City of Gulfport currently tests for both types of January 12 23 14
bacteria. Test results will help classify Gulfport Harbor
as "good", "moderate", or "poor". Enterococcus of less January 19 2 7
than 35 parts per 100 milliliter and fecal coliform of less
than 199 per 100 milliliter of saltwater indicate good January 26 6 7
water quality. For more information, contact the City of
Gulfport at 893-1000.
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Trolley Token Locations
St. Pete Beach Connector Trolley Token Purchase Locations opening make
discount fares more convenient! The regular Trolley fare is $1.75 each way.
Purchasing a ten pack Trolley token pack for $10 ten saves about 43%.

Gulfport Trolley Token Purchasing Locations:
Domain Home Accessories, 3129 Beach Blvd. S.
The Outpost, 3007 Beach Blvd. S.
Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S.

St. Pete Beach Trolley Token Purchasing Locations:
St. Pete Beach Recreation, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr.
The Chamber, 6990 Gulf Blvd
Postcard Inn, 6300 Gulf Blvd
Beachcomber, 6200 Gulf Blvd
Howard Johnson, 6100 Gulf Blvd
Tradewinds- Sandpiper, 6000 Gulf Blvd
Alden, 5900 Gulf Blvd.
Tradewinds- Island Grand, 5500 Gulf Blvd
Grand Plaza, 5250 Gulf Blvd
Dolphin, 4900 Gulf Blvd
Don Vista Center, 3300 Gulf Blvd
Don Cesar, 3400 Gulf Blvd

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Public Servants Wanted?

The United States doesn't need
more "public servants". I define
that phrase as people employed
by government in whatever capacity:
elected official, clerk, accountant,
analyst, and so on and so forth. I don't
include military personnel. Anyway,
I don't think there's a shortage of
applicants or talent for government
jobs (with some exceptions).
President Barack Obama,
disappointingly, doesn't agree. In his
State of the Union address, he called
for: 1) government to take over all
student loans now administered (and
guaranteed by government) by banks
(already done); 2) caps on paybacks
of the loans by students as well as
loan forgiveness; 3) number 2 to be
based on a student's getting a job in
This proposal follows a similar one
buriedin the 1,000 pages of the House
approved medical reform bill. This
would finance all or part of a doctor's
medical school tuition in return for
public medical service

These actions and proposals contrast
with a warning issued in April of
2009 by Secretary of Education
Arne Duncan. He reported that U.S.
students are at the bottom quarter
of international students when it
comes to math and science. Students
in most of the advanced world and
specifically Asia and India are well
ahead of us.
This translates into not being able
to compete in the new hi-tech world.
Nationally it means not being able to
recruit competent math and science
teachers (that's one of the exceptions
for government jobs). Additionally,
medical system reform or not,
this country is going to need more
physicians. This means an interest
in and competence in science.
Ironically, this country never caught
up with the computer revolution.
Demand far surpassed our ability
to provide workers competent in
computer services. Instead we
imported expertise who exported
their own abilities to build computer

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services other than in the U.S. The
need now extends into fields of
medicine, engineering, computers
and related technical fields as well as
geology and astrophysics.
I'm certain that student laziness,
parents who protect their students
against rigid performance standards,
a lethargic and static educational
system, and teacher union opposition
as well as political will, share the
blame. However, there have been
political suggestions for change:
promotions of charter schools,
voucher systems, pay differentials,
special incentives for science and
math, and student, teacher, and
system accountability.
Most have met with opposition, but
mostly with little sense of urgency.
Calling for more "public servants"
is a downer against the real needs
in education. In the first place some
studies are showing that "public
service" jobs pay more than private
industry jobs and have benefits far
exceeding those in the private world.
In the second, Obama advocated
earlier in the year for many of the
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Come join us on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7 at 6 p.m. We will have drink specials, food and fun, and we will be
open extended hours for the big game. With 4 HD TVs & 1 big screen, you are sure to see all of the game. Please bring
a friend and if you wish, bring a dish (with food) to share.
Join us for dinner on Friday & Saturday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. The Southern Knights band plays after dinner both
nights. Wednesday nights we have bingo starting at 6 p.m. Food is available during bingo. Every Wednesday at 1 p.m.
join us for euchre.

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Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!

00 Week Countdown teo 100 Years!

100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!

Here's a house you probably pass pretty frequently. It does look a little
different today, but you may still recognize it. Where is it located, and when
was it built? Answer next week.

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

In just 36 weeks, Gulfport will
celebrate the centennial of its
incorporation, October 12, 1910. We'll
be reminding you every week with an
interesting old photograph from the
collection of the Historical Museum. See
if you can identify the people, places, and
above all the decade of each picture as it
comes along. To make it a little bit of a
challenge, we won't publish the correct
caption until the following week.

Last week we saw Harold "Bob" Fox
(who would be mayor in 1952-55) in front
of the WWII Honor Roll mounted on the
front of the Casino. Unfortunately, the
tribute was hacked to pieces in 1951
by a drunken fisherman, who felt his
name had been left off unfairly despite
his service. Shown with Fox is his new
wife Charlotte, daughter of the Gulfport
Tribune's editor and publisher; the little
girl is her daughter Priscilla.

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Gabber February 4 February 10, 2010

Sign Ordinance to Allow
A-Frame, Encourage
"Monument" Signs
By Kate Bradshaw

Last November, St. Pete Beach City
Commissioner wondered aloud why
the small businesses along Corey
Avenue and Eighth Avenue in Pass-
a-Grille aren't allowed to display
A-frame (sandwich) outside their
doors. These days, he said, anything
can help.
While Parent had said he hoped the
commission would be able to pass an
updated sign ordinance that would
allow small businesses to display
sandwich signs in these districts by
the 2009 holiday season, it didn't get
on an agenda until last month, when
the commission approved it on the
first reading.
Kathi Hansen, Vice President of the
Corey Area Merchants' Association,
said that, like any move thatspreads
awareness of local businesses, the
ordinance would be a positive thing.
"Everything the City approves or does
to help merchants on St. Pete Beach
is great," she said. "We appreciate all
their help in keeping St Pete Beach a
nice place to live, visit and work."
Restaurants could especially benefit,
she added.
"The sandwich signs... help business
in a way that it lets customers know
what specials they have for that day.
In a world of 'let's get there quick'
a merchant needs to do all they can
to entice that customer to visit their
place of business," she said. "Only in

hopes that the signs are done in good
The updated sign regulations also
include restrictions on new signs
in a newly created zoning district
called TC (town center) 1. These
new regulations provide what
Community Deveopment Director
Karl Holley calls "considerably
more restrictive" guidelines on the
allowable dimensions that signs
in heavily-trafficked areas can
display. Holley stresses that these
regulations apply only to landowners
who redevelop. For example, he says,
if the McDonald's on Gulf Boulevard
were to redevelop, it would have to
come into compliance with the new
rules by displaying a much smaller

Businesses are being encouraged to
implement "monument" signs, like
the dolphin statues displayed outside
the Tradewinds resort.

Society to Meet
The Massachusetts Society will
meet on Wednesday, February 10
at the Lion's Club on Tifton Drive in
Gulfport. The event will be the Ice
Cream Social. They cordially invite
all of their Bay State neighbors.
Meeting is at 1 p.m. If you have not
prepaid for the ice cream social, the
cost is $3.

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City to Expand Public
Notice Requirements
for Land Use Changes
By Kate Bradshaw
ST. PETE BEACH- If you live in
St. Pete Beach, your neighbors can,
as the law now stands, significantly
modify their properties without your
even hearing about it. While ads an-
nouncing public hearings on major
land use changes run in the paper,
while notice is posted on applicants'
properties, there is currently noth-
ing mandating that notices be mailed
to residents in the surrounding area
(with the exception of variances,
which require mailed notices for
properties within a 300-foot radius).
That may change soon.
Last week, the City Commission
passed 5-0 the first reading of an ordi-
nance that would require that notice
be sent to residents within a 500-foot
radius of a property slated for land
use changes, rezones, or conditional
use (the 300-foot rule will remain for
Commissioner Beverly Garnett, who
represents Pass-a-Grille, was instru-
mental in getting the discussion on
the agenda.

Garnett cited an instance when one
Pass-A-Grille resident wanted the
city to vacate an alleyway between
30th and 31st Avenues. Given the
district's narrow width and the fact
that there are very few public rights
of way, she said, much of the com-
munity could potentially have been
impacted especially on good beach
days, she said. But no one received
She said that property owners' pro-
posed land use changes "can fall on
deaf ears," and added that even the
smallest amount of public input is
The thing everyone needs to rememb
er, Garnett said, is that if eight
or nine people out of 21 neighbor-
ing properties that receive notices
take issue with a proposed land use
change, that's a significant portion.
Mailed notices regarding land use
changes, rezoning, or conditional
use, will go out to residences within
a 500-foot radius instead of 300-foot
radius to allay concerns that prop-
erty owners on the water don't have
to notify as many people as does ev-
eryone else.
St. Pete Beach Community Develop-
ment Director Karl Holley said that
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fee structure for land use change ap-
plications. Rather than have a flat
$65 fee, he said, the city may soon
calculate the cost of applying on a
case by case basis by factoring in
the number of residences required to
receive mailings; some may have a
few dozen neighbors within 500 feet,
while others may have hundreds in a
nearby condo complex, for example.
"Some applicants might pay $25 for
their mailing fee, and some might
have to pay a thousand," he said.
Otherwise it would be up to tax-
payers to make up for any gaps that
hundreds of mailings might cause,
which Holley said wouldn't be fair to
taxpayers, who in many cases would
not benefit from a given land use
"Right now, the city is operating un-
der very limited resources," he said.
The changes would go into effect
upon approval of a second and final
reading of the ordinance.

Shrove Tuesday
Pancake Feast
St. Alban's Episcopal Church will
once again hold its annual Shrove
Tuesday Pancake Feast on Tuesday,
February 16 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
in the Parish Hall. The breakfast
consists of pancakes, sausage, orange
juice, coffee or tea. The pancakes are
all you can eat. Tickets are just $5.
Police, Fire, EMS and military eat
St. Alban's Parish Hall is on the
corner of Boca Ciega Dr. and 85th
Avenue in St. Pete Beach. The phone
number is 360-8406.

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Gulfport to Tackle
RV Issue
GULFPORT- Expect to see
conversation about recreational
vehicles (RV) at upcoming council
meetings. At a recent workshop,
city manager Jim O'Reilly brought a
recent survey to council's attention.
Saying that the city should "manage
the RV issue better," O'Reilly
explained that currently the city
requires a permit and, even then,
does not allow RVs in the front yard
past the front of the homes. RVs
may be kept in side and rear yard,
but the easement the city says the
owner must maintain around the RV
mean that people can't, as a practical
matter, have RVs anywhere, he
"Is the city content at this moment to
prohibit recreational vehicles within
the neighborhoods?" Jim O'Reilly
asked, explaining that the survey
determined that, of the 46 properties
with RVs, 38 of these could not come
into compliance.
Community Development Director
Fred Metcalf told council they had
three options:
Enforce the code as is and ticket the
38 RVs until they were removed,
Allow RVs in rear and side yard with
option of a privacy fence, or
Allow RVs anywhere on the property,
with some modifications to the code.
"It comes down do you want to allow
them and, if so, how do you want to
regulate them?" Metcalf said.
Councilwoman Judy Ryerson
suggested allowing them in the back
yard, but cautioned that "maybe a
limit of 40 feet might not be a bad
idea, because some of those, they
get so bug that they're as big as the
Councilwoman King suggested
eliminating setback requirements
(the space or easement the property
owner or tenant must maintain
around the RV).
"If somebody wants to park an RV
in their backyard or their side yard,
I think we should eliminate the
setback requirements so they can do
that. I think it should be enforced,
though. I don't think you should
inflict the picture of an RV on your
neighbor if he doesn't want to look at
it," King said.
Vice-Mayor Worthington suggested
permitting RVs.
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"To have a permit it would require
a city person, whether it be the code
enforcement or building person
that would come out and look the
situation over and see if there was a
good spot... the biggest problem with
this rule is that a lot of these rules
and ordinances were made before
things like this existed," he said.
Worthington also suggested the city
issue annual permits of $15-"l y%...-i
to cover costs of inspection. He also
suggested that the layout of some
properties would make it difficult for
people to park the RV in the side or
back yard. "I think it would be hard
to say, 'You've got to do something
with this' when they have no means
of moving (it) to the backyard."

He also suggested the city include
RV owners in the solution.
Councilmember Sam Henderson
asked city staffhow many complaints
the city had received. O'Reilly said
he had only received two and Metcalf
agreed the complaints were minimal.
Henderson suggested reducing the
setbacks, but added that staff should
check with the fire chief before doing
so to ensure that emergency vehicles
and garbage trucks could still get by
these vehicles if they were parked
by an alley or corner.
O'Reilly said that he and Metcalf
would draft guidelines to arrange
to have RVs "in the community, but
within limits."

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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during the
past week.
Friday 1/22
Domestic Battery- 5900 BIk Tangerine
Ave. S.
Reckless Driver- 1000 BIk 49th St. S.
Theft- 5000 BIk 28th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2800 BIk 58th
St. S.
Theft- 600 BIk 54th St. S.
Prowler- 2700 BIk 46th St. S.
Battery- 3000 BIk 49th St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 1600 BIk 58th St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 2100 BIk 53rd St. S.
Soliciting- 6500 BIk Dolphin Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk 14th
Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 5500 BIk Shore Blvd.
Prowler- 2600 BIk 44th St. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 4700 BIk Del Rio
Way S.
Saturday 1/23
Trouble with Individual- 3100 BIk
Beach Blvd. S.
Burglary- 2800 BIk Clinton St. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 2800 BIk Clinton
St. S.
Noise Complaint- 2800 BIk Clinton St.
Domestic Battery- 1500 BIk Gray St.
Domestic Verbal- 1200 BIk 25th Ave.
Noise Complaint- 2900 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Stolen Vehicle- 2600 BIk 52nd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2500 BIk 50th
St. S.

Crime Awareness Meeting
Submitted by Ernie Stone
The next Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention Meeting will be held
on Monday, February 8 at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center located at
1617 49 Street S. This year we are focusing on crime within the city and how
we as a community can prevent these crimes from occurring. Also we will be
talking on code enforcement issues. You won't want to miss this meeting.
Crime awareness and prevention is everyone's responsibility.

Animal Complaint- 5300 BIk 7th Ave.
Trouble with Individual- 5200 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Hit & Run- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Sunday 1/24
Noise Complaint- 6300 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 5800 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Domestic Battery- 5100 BIk 9th Ave.
Trouble with Individual- 5200 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Burglary- 5000 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Noise Complaint- 2400 BIlk Beach
Blvd. S.
Noise Complaint- 5100 BIlk 15th Ave.
Soliciting- 5800 BIlk Tangerine Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5500 BIlk 18th
Ave. S.
Monday 1/25
Robbery- 2000 BIlk 49th St. S.
Truant- 5900 BIlk 15th Ave. S.
Burglary- 4900 BIlk 29th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIlk 14th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 3200 BIlk 58th
St. S.
Animal Complaint- Tomlinson Park.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIlk 58th
St. S.
Soliciting- 1000 BIlk 49th St. S.
Soliciting- 5200 BIlk 11th Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- 1400 Blk 49th St. S.
Burglary- 5300 BIlk 12th Ave. S.
Soliciting- 5300 BIlk 28th Ave. S.
Drunk Driver- 2200 BIlk 53rd St. S.
Noise Complaint- 6200 BIlk 9th Ave. S.

Trouble with Individual- 3100 Blk
Beach Blvd. S.
Tuesday 1/26
Animal Complaint- 1200 BIk 61st St. S.
Lost/Stolen Tag- 2800 BIk Dupont St.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Noise Complaint- 4900 BIk 29th Ave.
Theft- 5000 BIk 18th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1800 BIk 51st
St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5300 BIk 8th Ave.
Criminal Mischief- 1600 BIk 49th St. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 5600 BIk Newton
Ave. S.
Soliciting- 5100 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 5700 BIk 28th Ave.
Wednesday 1/27
Trouble with Individual- 5800 BIk 7th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Recovered Stolen Vehicle- 2900 BIk
49th St. S.
Trespasser- 5300 BIk 14th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5600 BIk 21st
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- Beach Park-
Thursday 1/28
Stolen Vehicle- 1400 BIk 49th St. S.
Recovered Stolen Vehicle- 5100 BIk
11th Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 2600 BIk Miriam St.
Domestic Verbal- 2600 BIk Miriam St.
Burglary- 5300 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Lost/Stolen Tag- 5500 BIk 26th Ave. S.
Theft- 5000 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5200 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5500 BIk 16th
Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5500 BIk Shore Blvd.
Noise Complaint- 3100 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Noise Complaint- 4900 BIk 27th Ave.

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GO Cards Available
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City of Gulfport City Hall (2401
53 Street S.) is a PSTA GO Card
location. The GO cards can be
used on PSTA buses and the new
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Looper. There are various cards
that you can choose from to fit your
transportation needs.
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Regular Fare is $55 and reduced fare
$35. And for youth, 18 and younger,
use the Platinum Pass. Valid for 7
consecutive days of unlimited rides.
Youth Fare $12.50.
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National Accreditation
By Greg Stemm
The Gulfport Senior Center has received word that they
have received national accreditation by the National Institute
of Senior Centers, a constituent unit of the National Council
on Aging, according to Sue Frank, senior center director.
The accreditation comes after a rigorous 3 year process in-
volving the compilation of many different supporting materi-
als and an on-site visit to the facility by an outside reviewer.
The original letter of intent was sent to the National Institute
of Senior Centers in April 2007. The completed material was
submitted on May 22, 2009 and the onsite review was com-
pleted by a representative from the Institute on November 30,
The reviewer looked at 9 specific areas: Purpose, Commu-
nity, Governance, Administration and Human Resources,
Program Planning, Evaluation, Fiscal Management, Records
and Reports, and Facility. They also took special notice of how
well the center partners with outside agencies. "We have come
a long way in that regard and it has been a huge benefit to the
Senior Center," said Frank.
Jay Morgan from the Office on Aging of St. Petersburg and
a representative of the Sunshine Center in St. Petersburg
commended the Gulfport Senior Center on this achievement.
The Sunshine Center in downtown St. Petersburg was the
first Senior Center in Florida to receive accreditation. Morgan
stressed that there are three main benefits of accreditation:
"visibility, viability and value".
"It certainly will help in seeking grant funding. I think
it sends a clear message to our participants and sponsors
that our Senior Center meets the national guidelines," said



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The actual award will be presented at the Aging in America
2010 Conference in (hI, .n.. next month. However, due to the
city's budget constraints, representatives from city govern-
ment will not attend. "It is my preference to have a celebra-
tion at the Senior Center that will include everyone. A local
representative from the National Institute of Senior Centers
will present the plaque at that time. A date has not yet been
selected for that presentation.
As founder and past President of the Senior Center Foun-
dation, I am pleased that our Board of Directors recognized
the importance of National Accreditation from the start," said
Jane Oglivie.. "We played a supportive role by funding the
associated costs of this project. National Certification is a dis-
tinction of honor for the Center, and it will directly benefit
those that it serves and the City of Gulfport at large for many
years. It shows foresightedness on behalf of Sue Frank and
her staff, and our Board of Directors. It is a fine example of
the role the Foundation plays, and of the significant impact
it has. As with the opening of the Foundation Fitness Center,
the Foundation's Board and Membership can be proud of yet
another major achievement in our 7th year of incorporation."
"I must thank many others who helped in the process,"
said Frank: "Cynthia Dean who worked diligently on this
project. She put a lot of her personal time and effort into to
this project, the Senior Center Foundation Board of Directors
who provided the fees associated with accreditation and en-
hanced our programming including the new Fitness Center;
the City of Gulfport for the providing such a wonderful facility
as well as the budget to operate; the Area Agency on Aging of
Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. for grant funding and guidance; for Lori
Rosso for offering her Bed & Breakfast for the Accreditation
Reviewer, and all our wonderful volunteers, participants and
sponsors who help make us what we are," she concluded.

Officer Safety Training
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P ^offering a new Officer Safety Train-
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O W from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The course
will cover subjects such as gun
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straight and round house punches,
tODUCTS and defense against guns. Instruc-
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1991. He has studied martial arts
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Band Salutes Presidents
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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
twentyyears," 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 the auditorium. Buses will be
accommodated in special parking

Tour of Homes
Needs Volunteers
The Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes
will be held Saturday, March 13,
from 10-4. If you can help with
being a greeter at a home, or other
duties, please call Beth Armstrong
at 344-7674, or e-mail her at
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Tax Service Available
at Gulfport Library
AARP Tax Service will be at the
Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28
Avenue S. This is a free service for
seniors or others on low or fixed
incomes on Fridays through April
9. Doors open at 10 a.m. and no new
clients are admitted after 3 p.m. This
is available on a first-come, first-
served basis. Bring all tax papers
and a copy of last year's return.

For more information, contact 727-

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.

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The 2010 Census Testing/Training Schedule
The 2010 Census is currently using the Recreation Center's Art Room for
testing/training U.S. census workers. The Recreation Center is located at 5730
Shore Blvd. S. in Gulfport.
Below are the following dates and times testing is available in the art room:
Friday, February 5, 2010 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Friday, February 12, 2010 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Friday, February 19, 2010 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Friday, February 26, 2010 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Friday, March 5, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
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Go Red for Women
Event at Hickman
Women who support the American
Heart Association are joining together
for an evening of education and fun
for a "Go Red for Women" Event
to be held on Tuesday, February
23 from 6-8 p.m. at the Catherine
Hickman Theater at 5501 27 Avenue
S. in Gulfport. "Healthy Hearts -
Happy Hearts" attendees will enjoy
refreshments, talk with sponsors and
peruse the door prizes to be given
away during the evening.
Attendees are asked for a suggested
$10 donation to benefit the American
Heart Association. Attendees will
receive one ticket for the door
prize drawings and will have the
opportunity to hear three short
seminars related to nutrition, heart
health and wise health care decisions.
The speakers for the event include
Stacey Robinson, M.D. of Robinson
Family Medicine, Karen L. Reese,
D.C. of The Joint Spinal Center, and
Karen S. Keaton, Esq. of the America
Living Will Registry.
Community and publicity sponsors
include the Law Firm of Kira Doyle,
PA; Sylvia Rusche, State Farm
Insurance; ( hli-i. Morgan, Circle
Play Coaching; A Life Tribute Funeral
Care; Roman Gardens Restaurant;
and the International Association of
Moxy Women.
Wear red and join them in support of
the American Heart Association. Call
1-866-315-2597. Seating is limited so
please RSVP at www.alwr.com and
click on the Seminars tab, or call

Scranton Club of Florida
to Host Reception
SCRANTON, PA: The Scranton Club
of Florida will host a reception in
Saint Pete Beach on Friday, February
19, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Don
CeSar Beach Resort, 3400 Gulf
Boulevard. Reservations can be made
with The University of Scranton
Alumni Office. For more information
or to make a reservation, call 1-800-
SCRANTON or visit www.scranton.
edu/SoutheastTour. Reservations are
limited to three guests per event.
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Gulfport Little League
Needs Your Help
By Tim Coppola
I am vice-president of the Gulfport
Chamber of Commerce and I am
also on the board for Gulfport Little
League head of sponsors and raising
money for our kids. I am asking the
community to sponsor a child. Many
families are struggling with a down
economy. I know the economy has
affected us all in one way or another.
Many families and kids I have spoken
to do not have the registration fee
of $50 per one child or $90 for two
children. I personally have sponsored
a few kids and already and will
sponsor as many as possible, but I
need your help. I know I can count on
this community.
Gulfport Little League's motto for
this year and years to come is "If you
want to play we will find a way, no
child will be turned away". This is
very personal to me because I grew
up here in Gulfport, the youngest of
seven. My family was poor but we all
played a few years at Gulfport Little
League. And to me these were some
of the best memories of being a kid.
Thanks to all that have already
sponsored this year. By the way,
this is Caldwell Realty's 59th year of
sponsoring Gulfport Little League.
Please call me at 727-458-2461 or
President John Harper at 727-656-
8472 if you can help.
In addition to sponsors we also need
equipment, new or used, such as:
gloves, bats, catcher's equipment,
umpire's equipment, softballs,
baseballs, batting helmets, and
tees for T-ball. We will pick up if
necessary. And if you are able to
volunteer, we are always in need of
coaches, umpires and concessions.
All it takes is a volunteer application
and you can be a part of working with
the youth of our community.

PYS Serenade
Strings Orchestra
The Pinellas Youth Symphony
continues to celebrate its 52nd
Anniversary season with a concert
performed on Saturday, February
13 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Petersburg
College Music Center (6605 Fifth
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg).
Donations are admission. The
evening's music will be performed
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by the Serenade Strings Orchestra,
the showcase string orchestra of the
Pinellas Youth Symphony.
To find our more about this concert
and the Pinellas Youth Symphony,
visit www.pysmusic.org or call the
PYS voicemail at 727-438-3149 or
email to pysdirector@yahoo.com.

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
www. KiwanisGulfBeache s.com,
or contact Kimberly Boswell at
727-415-8326. The Gulfport Casino
is located at 5500 Shore Boulevard
in Gulfport. Laissez les bons temps

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.

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How Should My
Business be Set
Up? (Part 1)
Our office has had the pleasure of
advising and counseling numerous
clients concerning how to legally
set up a new business venture. As
a result, five (5) different choices of
the types of business entities that
may be utilized will be presented
in this article and our next article.
The five (5) basic choices which an
entrepreneur or new business owner
may wish to consider are:
A. Sole Proprietorship;
B. General Partnership;
C. Limited Partnership;
D. Corporation; and
E. "S" Corporation.
In this article, we will examine
the general legal requirements of
a sole proprietorship and a general
A. Sole Proprietorship
1. A sole proprietorship is an
unincorporated business owned
by a single individual. A sole
proprietorship is not a legal entity
separate from its owner.
2. The owner of a sole proprietorship
has unlimited liability for the debts
and obligations of the business.

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The owner, therefore, must rely on
personal assets or insurance for
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3. For income tax purposes, income
and loss of the sole proprietorship
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and is reported on his individual
income tax return.
4. No special organizational
documents are necessary to begin
business as a sole proprietorship.
5. The advantage of a sole
proprietorship is that it is a simple
means of beginning a business.
6. In Florida, an individual who
engages in business has a sole
proprietorship under a fictitious
name must register the fictitious
name with the Florida Secretary of
State's office in Tallahassee, Florida.

B. General Partnership
1. A partnership is an
unincorporated association of two
or more individuals, corporations, or
other entities engaging in business
for a profit.
2. Like a sole proprietorship, a
general partnership is not a separate
legal entity. Each partner in a
general partnership is personally
liable for the partnership liabilities.
3. A general partnership must file a
separate income tax return for federal
income tax purposes. However, this
is merely an information return.
Generally, all income passes to the
general partners and is reported on
their individual income tax returns.
Losses are also passed through,
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income, losses, and cash distributed
by the partnership) are specified in
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The partnership agreement may
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may designate a managing general
partner who serves the function of
a chief executive officer. Generally,
in the absence of contrary provisions
in the partnership agreement, the
business affairs of the partnership
are governed by a majority vote of
the partners.
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partnership interest is more difficult
than a transfer of corporate stock.
Restrictions on the transferability of a
partnership interest may be specified
in the partnership agreement, and
transfers normally require the
consent of the other partners.
6. In Florida, a general partnership
is required to file a fictitious name
7. Generally, the death, insanity,
or withdrawal of a general partner
from the partnership "dissolves" the
partnership, although the remaining
partners may elect to continue
the partnership business in a new
8. Generally, each general partner
is an agent of the partnership and has
the power to bind the partnership.
Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson
Law Offices which is located at 1135
Pasadena Avenue South, Suite 140,
St. Petersburg, Florida. The tele-
phone number is 727-347-5131. Mr.
Myers welcomes calls regarding this
article and other related legal top-
ics. This column outlines general
legal principles and is not intended
to give you legal advice. If you have
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Hospice Fashion Show
at Woman's Club
The GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd NE, will
hold their monthly meeting on
Friday, February 12 at 1 p.m. The
Community Outreach Department is
sponsoring a Fashion Show, presented
by Hospice. Gently used clothing
and accessories will be for sale to
benefit Hospice. Refreshments will
be served at the end of the business
meeting and guests are welcome
to join us. GFWC St. Petersburg
Woman's Club has been serving the
community since 1913. For more
information on monthly meetings,
diverse activities including arts and
craft projects, monthly excursions,
book discussions, weekly sewing and
card games or rental information
of their clubhouse, please call 822-
4982. Guests are welcome to attend
all their events.

Annual Card and
Game Party
ST. PETE BEACH: The St. Pete
Beach Community Club announces
their annual Card and Game Party,
scheduled for Saturday, February 6
from 1-4 p.m. The party will be held
at the Warren Webster Building,
1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, and will
feature door and table prizes and
light refreshments. A donation to
the Community Club of $4 will be
collected at the door. The party is
open to the public. Enjoy a relaxing
afternoon playing games and cards
and supporting a local philanthropic
cause. Call Community Club
president Marie Friszolowski at
360-8216 for more information.

Register for
Clown School
The Suncoasters of St. Petersburg
are now accepting registration forms
for the 2010 Festival of States ( l.. ii
Alley Clown School sponsored by All
Children's Hospital.
This popular program has been a
tradition of the Festival of States
since 1972. Christine Davison, a
graduate of the famed Ringling Bros.
Barnum & Bailey ('l..~ School,
teaches character definition, make-
up, costuming and performance

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techniques during the five week
Both children and adults are welcome
to participate and all graduates will
be invited to show off their new skills
in the Festival of States Iluminated
Night Parade on Thursday, March
25 and the Festival Day Parade on
Saturday, April 10.
The five classes will be held on
Thursday February 11, 18, 25,
March 4 and 11. All classes are held

* Detailed medical history and physical exam
* Review of medications and education of
interactions and side effects
* 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

at All Children's Hospital Education
Conference Center, 710 Fourth Street
S., St. Petersburg from 6-7:15 p.m.
The cost is $17 per person, plus $5
for each additional family member.
Fee includes instruction for all five
classes and a Clown Alley T-shirt.
Registration forms are available at
festivalofstates.com. For additional
information, contact the Festival of
States at 727-821-9888.

* Dexa Scans and Bone Density Workup and
* Echocardiogram Testing and Evaluation
* Electrocardiogram Testing and
* Medical Equipment Evaluation and Ordering
* Coordination of Care with Nursing, Rehab,
and Social Agencies
* Referrals to a Wide Variety of Specialists
* Prescriptions
* Vaccinations Year Round

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IMake House Calls!
Mark S. Eichenbaum, MD
Board Certified Geriatric Medicine
Board Certified Internal Medicine
Graduate of NYU School of Medicine

As a Fellowship trained Geriatrician Dr. Mark appreciates the full spectrum of medical and
psychosoical problems seen in the elderly, including over-medication, falls, frailty, dementia,
delirium, weight loss and nutritional problems, pain control, cardMP171MIMMIsease,
depression, anxieT, 1=1nence, electro yte disorders, cancer, pressure ulcers, and
I infections such as pneumonia and cellulitis.

Two Fundraising
Events for Haiti
Dine for Haiti, a full course all-
natural meal will be served at Vida
De Caf6, 120 8th Avenue in Pass-
A-Grille/St. Pete Beach, the beach's
first vegetarian/vegan restaurant
on Saturday, February 13 at 6 p.m.
A silent auction will be held in
between courses. A donation of $100
cash or check made payable to Real
Medicine Foundation is required.
Seating is limited, please make
your reservations early (see contact
information below).
Walk for Haiti will be held on
Pass-A-Grille Beach on Saturday,
February 13 (rain date February
20). Registration is at 9 a.m., walk
begins at 9:30 a.m. Preregistration is
requested, but not required. Meet on
the beach at 22nd Avenue on Pass-A-
Grille Beach. You choose the donation
you'd like to give. Cash or checks
made payable to Real Medicine
Foundation. Bring quarters for
parking meters.
All donations from both events will
go to Real Medicine Foundation's

relief efforts for the Haiti earthquake.
Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) is
a registered nonprofit organization
providing humanitarian support
to people living in disaster, post-
war, and poverty stricken areas.
Currently RMF is on the ground in
Haiti providing immediate relief
efforts and coordinating long term
integrative health care, psychological
support, housing, food and water.
For more information or to make
reservations for Dine for Haiti
or preregister for Walk for Haiti
contact Beth Cole at (727) 367-
6554 or bethcolel@verizon.net. Mail
donation checks made payable to
Real Medicine Foundation to Real
Medicine Foundation, 104 32 Avenue,
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706.

Mardi Gras to Benefit
Kiwanis Charities
Club of Gulf Beaches, is sponsoring
a Month of Mardi Gras February
6-14. Saturday, February 6, features

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We Can't Do It Without YOU!

a 5K/lMile Run beginning at the
clock tower on Central Avenue to
benefit the Trevor Miller Foundation.
A Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball will
take place at the Gulfport Casino on
Friday, February 12 at 7 p.m. The
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 theYear. They are involved in many
worthwhile projects including Ronald
McDonald House, Locks of Love,
Every Child a Swimmer, and K-Kids
at Madeira Beach and Sawgrass
Elementary Schools, Miracle League
of Gulf Beaches and Pinellas Village.
Miracle League of the Gulf Beaches
is a baseball league that plays on a
state-of-the art playing field and
allows children with a variety of
disabilities to participate. There is
one field located in Pinellas County,
the Kiwanis Club of Gulf Beaches is
raising money to build in a second
location and has their eyes on
Hillsborough County.
The Kiwanis Club is currently
seeking sponsors and vendors for this
charity event. For more information
about A Month of Mardi Gras, please
visit http://KiwanisGulfBeaches.
com/. For vendor or sponsorship
information, call Suzanne King, 727-
322-5217. Sponsorship and Vendor
applications can be downloaded at

Town Shores
Red Hatters
On Friday, February 12 they will
hold their strawberry festival with
a Bunko game at 1 p.m. Strawberry
shortcake will be served. Please
RSVP to Bev at 381-2122, Judy at
344-7558 or Petie at 343-6450 as
soon as possible. They will have a
Happy Hour on Friday, February 26.
You and your husband or significant
other are invited to cocktails and
hors d'oeuvres in the clubhouse long
from 4-5:30 p.m. This party is for
2010 dues paying members. Please
call Julie at 343-6587 or Judy at 344-
7558 to confirm.

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Rummage Sale at
Woman's Club
The GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E. will
be holding a "Treats & Treasures"
Rummage Sale on Saturday,
February 13 from 8 a.m. until 3
p.m. Check out their sale of gently
used articles and clothing, furniture,
plants, crafts and baked goods. The
kitchen will be open for tasty treats
including soup, hot dogs, muffins,
coffee, soft drinks and other baked
goods. Do you have a special craft?
If you would like to set up a craft
table at the event for a nominal fee
of $25, call Carolyn Defreitas at
Proceeds from donations to this event
will benefit the ongoing maintenance
of their historic building. Keep
their historic clubhouse in mind for
special events such as weddings,
anniversaries, showers or corporate
meetings. For further information
on the above event or questions in
general about the club, please call

Hands Across the Sand
GULFPORT, FL: Gulfport Beach
will be a participating location in a
statewide demonstration to oppose
near shore oil drilling. On Saturday,
February 13th at 1 p.m., people
from all walks of life and political
affiliations will gather at beaches
throughout Florida in what may be
the single largest public gathering in
the history of the state. During the
event, all participants throughout the
state will join hands at 1:30 p.m. for
15 minutes, creating a metaphorical
"line in the sand."
Participants for the Gulfport
event will meet at the Gulfport
Casino, on the corner of Shore and
Beach Blvds. Participants will join
hands at 1:30 p.m. on the adjacent
Gulfport Beach. Appearing at Hands
Across the Sand in Gulfport will be
Florida State Representative Rick
Kriseman (District 53), Gulfport
Mayor Mike Yakes and Gulfport City
Councilmember Michele King.
Hands Across the Sand will take
place simultaneously at over 50
other beaches in Florida, including
others in Pinellas County. For more
information about the statewide
event and a full list of locations, go
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to www.handsacrossthesand.net. For
more information on the Gulfport
event, or to volunteer, contact Daniel
Hodge by phone (727-366-4086) or
email dan@igc.org.

2010 Pinellas County
AARP Tax Sites
Free tax preparation and assistance
begins February 1 through April 15,
2010 for those households with low to
moderate incomes for taxpayers of all
ages but with an emphasis on those
over 60 years of age. Taxpayers must
bring social security cards for all
persons listed on their tax returns, a
picture ID and all pertinent records
such as W2's 1099's, other income
and credits, etc. Also bring a copy of
last year's return if available. Free
electronic filing is available at all
sites. The locations are as follows:
St. Petersburg:
*Bank of America, 8181 54Avenue N.
Hours: 9:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday.
* St. James UnitedMethodist Church,
845 87 Avenue N. Hours: 9 a.m. -

5 p.m. Thursday.
*St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745
Ninth Avenue N. Hours: 9:30 a.m. 4
p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
* Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth Street
N. Hours: 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Friday.
Gulfport and the Beaches:
* Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200
Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach.
Hours: 10 a.m. 1:30 p.m., Tuesday
and Thursday.
* Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28
Avenue S. Hours: 10 a.m. 3 p.m.

Umpires Wanted
Baypoint Little League is looking
for volunteer umpires for little league
girls softball. Season starts March
13. No experience necessary. They
will supply the equipment. This is
a real chance to give back to your
community. The field is located at
5801 12 Street S. in St. Petersburg.
A background check is required.
Please contact Steve Lavely at 727-
866-0903 or -i.-v.-. 1.iv.-111.n .com.
It's time to play ball!

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Two-Part Jewish
Genealogical Seminar
The Jewish Genealogical Society
of Tampa Bay will offer a two-session
seminar entitled: "The JGSTB 2010
Guide to Jewish Genealogy Research:
A Foundation for Beginners and an
Update for Experienced Researchers"
on February 14 (Part 1) and March
14 (Part 2) at 2 p.m. at Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot
Blvd. in Clearwater. Registration will
be held at 1:30 p.m. on both dates.
A seminar booklet summarizing all
the material to be presented will be
provided and will be essential for
those able to attend only one of the
two sessions.
This seminar will focus on developing
the proper approaches and applying
the necessary tools, techniques
and short cuts to most effectively
connect you with your ancestors in
the old country. Recently developed
internet resources as well as local
non-internet resources will be
emphasized to enable the beginner
to discover his or her family history
as well as facilitate the experienced

researcher in resolving "brick wall"
Dr. Emil H. Isaacson will lead the
seminar. Dr. Isaacson has 25 years
experience in genealogy and has
researched his ancestral roots back
seven generations to the late 1700's in
Europe. He will share his successful
and sometimes unsuccessful
The course is free to current
paid-up members of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay.
A one-year family membership will
be included in the $25 course fee for
non-members. An additional $10 fee
will be charged for seminar materials
to defray printing costs, but only one
booklet will be needed per couple
or family. Annual membership in
the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Tampa Bay is $25 per individual or
Anyone interested in learning how
to do Jewish genealogical research is
invited to attend. Early registration
is recommended so that sufficient
copies of the printed booklet and
handouts will be available.
To pre-register for the class,

for further
the meeting,

information on the
or for directions to
call Sally Israel at

"The Age of Stupid"
at Hickman Theater
The City of Gulfport is hosting
an influential movie of global
proportions in conjunction with
the organization Repower America
(www.repoweramerica.org) at the
Catherine Hickman Theater on
Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m.
The movie, "The Age of Stupid" is a
look back from the future.
The year is 2055 and the world
has allowed cataclysmic climate
change to occur. An archivist (Peter
Postlethwaite) lives in a concrete
tower in the middle of the oily ocean
and is entrusted with the safekeeping
of humanity's surviving store of art
and knowledge. Alone in his offshore
repository, he reviews archive footage
from back "when we could have saved
ourselves", trying to discern where
it all went wrong. He sits in front
of a transparent space-age screen
and rifles through genuine newsreel
clips, wondering why we failed to
fight global warming that pushed
the planet beyond the critical point
in 2015.
You will have the opportunity to
add your voice to the Repower Wall
(repoweramerica.org/wall) and join
over 50,000 others who have added
their voices to promote solutions to
the climate crisis. The movie is free
and open to the public. Snacks and
drinks are available for purchase.
For more information, contact 727-

Sewing Supplies
We Care for Paws Foundation is
in need of sewing supplies so that
covers can be made for all the dog
and cat beds used by the animals at
their shelter. They especially need
fabric; anything suitable for pet beds
would be appreciated. Zippers and
thread of any color are also welcome.
In addition, they need pillows that
can be covered to make soft beds for
the dogs and cats. If you have any of
these items and would like to donate
them, please call Jan at 896-6315.

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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.

Join Gulf Beaches
Relay for Life
American Cancer Society Relay
for Life of the Gulf Beaches gets
underway at the Bilmar Beach Resort
on Treasure Island Beach April 16
and 17.
Relay For Life events are held
overnight as teams camp out at
an athletic track, beach, park or
other gathering area, with the
goal of keeping at least one team
member on the track or pathway at
all times throughout the evening.
Teams do most of their fundraising
prior to the event, but also hold
creative fundraisers at their camp
sites during the event. Relay brings
together friends, families, businesses,
hospitals, schools, faith-based groups
S. people from all walks of life all
aimed at furthering the American
Cancer Society's efforts to save lives
by helping people stay well, by helping
them get well, by finding cures and by
fighting back.
"Relay is a unique opportunity for
the community to come together to
celebrate people who have battled
cancer, remember those we've
lost, and fight back against the
disease," said Christine Hartman,
Community Representative of the
American Cancer Society. Mn.iny of
the participants are cancer survivors,
which serves as a reminder that the
Gulf Beaches are not immune to this
disease and that by participating
in Relay, we are joining with the
American Cancer Society's efforts
to create a world with less cancer
and more birthdays," Ms Hartman
Funds raised at the Relay for Life
Gulf Beaches are enabling the
American Cancer Society to impact
the lives of those touched by cancer
within the community.
The event kicks off honoring the Gulf

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Beaches cancer survivors and their
caregivers followed by a reception.
All survivors and their caregivers are
asked to register for the event as well
and relay team captains and their
team participants.
Relay for Life's Luminaria Ceremony
takes place after sundown, honoring
the community's cancer survivors and
remembering those lost to the disease.
Participants will circle a track that is
surrounded with glowing luminaria
that bear the name of someone who
has battled cancer.

To register your team or
register for the survivor activities
please visit www.relayforhfe.org/
gulfbeachesfl. For more information
in forming your team, contact Nancy
Williamson, Team Development Chair
at 727-581-9644 or ACS Community
Representative, Christine Hartman
at christine.hartman@cancer.org or
Please consider joining the Gulf
Beaches community in the fight
against cancer.

Attorney Keith Sanders,

Handles Bankruptcies with Experi-

you could say my
motto is 'been
there, done that',"
says Keith Sanders, from
Sanders Law, P.A.
He says that for two
reasons. First, he says
his more than 18 years
of experience as an at-
torney specializing in
handling "literally thou-
sands" of bankrupt-
cies means that he has
dealt with virtually any
kind of problem or issue
that might arise with
them. And, secondly,
he had to file a Chapter
13 bankruptcy himself a
few years ago. He says
that experience makes
him very sensitive to the
kinds of things people
face when making the
difficult decision to file.
'"Most attorneys have
never been in a situa-
tion where they have
been worried about how
to keep the lights on, but
I have been there myself
so I can really relate to
what people are going
through," said Sanders.
"Plus, many people are
very embarrassed when
they come to me, but
when I tell them how
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-

ally helps to put people
more at ease and under-
stand that I have been
there and done that MY-
"You know, in 99 per-
cent of bankruptcy cases
the situation is that bad
things happen to good
people. They have gone
through an expensive
health crisis or a divorce
or just got in over their
head with debt."
He began his career as
a staff attorney for the
U.S. Trustee in Atlanta.
He is licensed to practice
law in both Florida and
"I like what I do be-
cause I feel like I can
help people get a fresh
start," said Sanders.
"Since the initial con-
sultation is free, you re-
ally don't have anything
to lose to meet with me
and we can assess your
situation and see how
it might be best for you
to proceed. Bankruptcy
can be one solution to
getting back on your feet
financially, but it may
not be the best or only
solution for you.
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.

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

11th Annual Tennis
and Golf Challenge
The llth Annual Tennis and Golf
Challenge will be held on Saturday,
February 20, at the Treasure Bay
Golf and Tennis complex, located
at 10315 Paradise Boulevard in
Treasure Island. This year's proceeds
will benefit the Recreation Programs
for the City of Treasure Island,
as well as Junior Tennis and Golf
Programs at Treasure Bay and the
Rotary Foundation.

The fee is $25 which includes play,
goodie bags, prizes, and raffle. Entry
forms can be picked up at Treasure
Bay, or through the Recreation
Department at Treasure Island City
Registration begins at 8 a.m. with
coffee, muffins and juices. Play
begins at 9 a.m. followed by a raffle
and silent auction at 11:30.
There will be a Silent Auction
Preview Party at Treasure Bay on
Friday, February 19, from 6 to 9
p.m. A buffet dinner will be served

with wine, beer and soft drinks
available. The cost for the event is
$20, and reservations must be made
by February 17 either at Treasure
Bay or the Recreation Department.
Court and hole sponsors are available
at $100 as noted on the official form.
For further information, call Cathy
Hayduke at 547-4575, ext. 238.

Mayors' Prayer Brunch
Mayor Bob Minning of Treasure
Island announces the Mayors'
Prayer Brunch, which will be held
on February 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the
Treasure Island Yacht and Tennis
Club, 400 T.I. Causeway.
Dr. Gil Smith, a minister and
Director of the Recovery Ministries at
the First United Methodist Church,
will bring his message of hope to
the beaches, following his program
in downtown St. Petersburg which
began on January 21. He will be guest
speaker at the brunch, and will focus
his words on recovery; everything
from addiction, co-dependency, anger
management, and eating disorders.
Special guest musician will be Kenn
Mann, a DOVE award winner, who
is Director of Contemporary Music
at First United Methodist Church.
Joining him will be David Chubb,
well known to Treasure Islanders
as the band director who started
Canadian/American Week. For 10
years, bands from Niagara Falls,
Ontario, along with their Mayor,
Ted Salci, have traveled to our area
in October, where residents and
snow birds help celebrate Canadian
Thanksgiving Day.
Tickets to the Prayer Brunch are
$12 per person and will be available
at the Treasure Island Chamber
office, 144 107 Avenue in downtown
Treasure Island or you may send
your check for $12 per person to:
10 Paradise Lane, Treasure Island
33706. Tables of eight are $100. Call

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.
For information, call David at

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Genealogy and
Family History Series
A free series of talks on Genealogy
and Family History is held on the
second Saturday of every month
from 10-11 a.m. at the West St.
Petersburg Community Library
at the corner of 8 Avenue N. and
67 Street. The next meeting is
Saturday, February 13. Items
discussed include GEDCOM and
computer genealogy programs and
converting family data into geneal-
ogy reports for publication. Learn
how to turn family history into an
interesting and exciting hobby. Call
Charlie Grandmaison at 343-2776
or email to ChasGene@aol.com.

St. Pete Beach Pool
Offers Stroke Clinics
Pete Beach Aquatic Center is now
registering participants 18 years and
older for new Adult Stroke Clinics,
focusing on Stroke Technique,
Stroke Development, and Stroke
Refinement. These clinics are
designed for the swimmer looking
to improve their front crawl for
triathlons, long distance swimming
or master events. Pool time will
incorporate correction drills and the
opportunity to practice and instill
the newly-acquired skills. The one-
hour clinics will be held on February
13, February 27, March 13, March 27
and April 10 and cost $20 per clinic
for St. Pete Beach residents and $25
for non-residents. Call the Aquatic
Center at 363-9264 or stop by 7701
Boca Ciega Drive to register.

Learn about Basic
Coastal Navigation
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
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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
chairman will contact you with

Dog Obedience Classes
in St. Pete Beach
Obedience classes are now being
taught at the St. Pete Beach
Community Center, located at 7701
Boca Ciega Drive. Instructor Phyllis
Mazzaris will teach participants basic
dog obedience and training through
positive reinforcement during weekly
one-hour sessions. Class dates and
times vary depending on need so
contact Phyllis today at (727)898-
1054 or (727)459-3562. You can
also visit her website at www.
nobonesaboutit.biz. Pay just $65 per
6-week session and make your pooch
the best behaved on the block!


* Comprehensive Eye
Health Examination
* Children's Vision Care
* Dry Eye Care
* Cataract & Glaucoma
* Drivers License Exams

A Display of
Beautiful Quilts
On Saturday, February 13 from 10
a.m. until 3 p.m., come to Pilgrim
Congregational United Church
of Christ located at 6315 Central
Avenue, St. Petersburg, for a fun,
relaxing day. More than 200 beautiful
quilts will be displayed in the
Sanctuary including three antique
quilts from the 1870s. Admission
is $5. There will be demonstrations
at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. in
the library. Several vendors will be
displaying and selling their wares
in the church's Heritage Hall. A
delicious lunch will be available for
purchase at a reasonable price. Come
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Gulfport City Council Meeting

Public Comment

& Council Quotes

"I just wanted to thank everyone who put in so much effort to make
'Gulfport: The Musical' awesome,"-Elizabeth Brown-Worthington who
played, among others, her great-great-aunt.

"I would like to suggest the city adopt 'This is Our Town' as its
official song," -Eileen Navarro, president of the Gulfport Community
Players. "This Is Our Town" was a song in the recent centennial musical,
"Gulfport: The Musical," mounted by the Gulfport Community Players last

"I got a ticket. I'm a substitute teacher. It takes me a full week to
earn the $166 to pay this ticket. I'm not complaining about the
police department; I'm complaining about the markings at Boca
Ciega High School." --Leslie Gray, who received a ticket at Boca Ciega
High School while dropping off her daughter. She said that Ward One
candidate Stanley Solomons suggested she bring her issue to council.

"This project started July the 4th, 1996," -Jim Vice about the 49th
Street redevelopment efforts

"When I took this position in December, priority number one given
to me by council was to select a police chief." City manager Jim
O'Reilly, introducing Rob Vincent as the new police chief

"We jumped 100 people last week," -Michele King, about the Gulfport
Trolley Looper and its numbers as the busy season started. This will
translate to over 600 riders per week, or over 31,000 passengers a year if
the trolley continues to sustain these numbers.

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Beta Sigma Phi
Sunshine City Council will honor
the chapter sweethearts on Saturday,
February 6 from 1-3 p.m. at the
Bay Country Club. This annual
event is chaired by Sharon Melton
and Susan Henry, Vice Presidents
of City Council. At this social
event they 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-
Laureate Epsilon Theta's next
regular meeting will be held on
Wednesday, February 10 at the
home of Paula Lyens at 7 p.m. The
program will be presented by Donna
Smith. At this meeting members will
honor the Chapter Sweetheart, Joyce
Keller with a special celebration.
The chapter social will be held on
Sunday, February 7 at the home of
Kay and Jimmy Brown. It will be a
Souper Bowl Party. Members will
gather around 5 p.m. to enjoy soup
and an assortment of snack type
items. This is an annual event for
the chapter members and guests.
For more information, contact
Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

USCG Safe Boating
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous
cycle of Safe Boating Classes
every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Warren
Webster Community Center, 1500
Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach
(1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start
at your convenience. First class,
come at 7 p.m. to register. Begin
any Tuesday and finish 13 weeks
later or take up to 2 years to finish.
February classes include:
"Equipment for Your Boat" February
9, "Trailering Your Boat" February
16, and "Handling Your Boat"
February 23.
Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes
a new 400-page manual. Call Jim at
360-4846, or Warren at 321-7801, or
Phil at 865-2226.

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Honors students the opportunity to
really get cooking.
According to Senora Pamela Benton,
the AP Spanish teacher, the old
classrooms in the original building
had minimal kitchen facilities.
"We didn't have any sinks or
running water at the stations, so we
would have to run down the hall to
the bathroom to get water and clean
the dishes. There weren't any real
stoves and no refrigerator for food
storage," Benton said.
The three new kitchens are
equipped with an electric stove, full
counter tops, kitchen cabinets for
storage, a sink with running water
and a fridge. But that's about it.
"It's so awesome to have these
facilities," Benton said "but
somehow it got lost in translation
that we needed the other stuff that
goes with the kitchens, like pots and
pans, utensils, a microwave."
So Benton did what every other
teacher has always done; she spent
almost $400 of her own money to buy
two electric skillets, a microwave,
kitchen utensils like spatulas,
plastic wrap, tin foil, towels, even
ice cube trays, a crepe maker and a
trash can.
"I assumed there would be a
budget that would purchase all this,
that we would have had the kitchen
stocked with the necessary kitchen
items, perhaps CVS could have
donated some things. But that's ok;
Ms. Nelson, (the Principal) has been
really great, and we're grateful for
the wonderful things we did get."
For now, some of the kids bring
small things from home; things that
they can contribute without spending
Benton was very shocked at how
many kids had never had any type
of ethnic food before, so on this day
the students are making arepas, a
Venezuelan and Columbian dish,
made with cooked corn meal and
feta cheese. These are the smaller
version; most arepas are a large
round fried cake and can be sliced
and filled with breakfast items like
eggs, avocado, beans and rice, meat
and cheese. The students ate them
up as soon as they come out of the
Columbian student Janine
Taramona and Venezuelan student

Liz Camperos helped with the
cooking and both agreed that these
are very authentic.
"Just like home," Camperos
Benton says she has a wish list
of things that the school's kitchens
need and hopes that the community
can help contribute.
"We are really grateful to have the
opportunity to open up a whole new
world to these students through the
many different foods we can cook
here," Benton smiled.
Anyone wishing to donate kitchen
items for the kitchens can contact
Senora Benton at BentonP@PCSB.
org or call the school directly at 727-
Leigh Clifton can be contacted
at leighclifton@thegabber.com.

Boca Ciega High School
Wish List
The school is reaching out to the
community for help supplying 3
The following is a list of what they

Hot pads
Kitchen towels
Dish cloths
Serving spoons
Rubber scrapers
Cake pans
Cookie sheets
Muffin tins
Sauce pots
Large stirring spoons
Large slotted spoons
Serving bowls
Large (20+ cup) coffee
Espresso maker
Ice cube trays
Mortar and pestle
Mr. Coffee coffee filters
Dish drainers
Measuring cups
New unopened salt
New unopened pepper
New unopened chili
New unopened garlic

New unopened vanilla
Measuring spoons
Soft scrub
Tortilla maker
Salt and pepper shakers
Water kettles
Paper towels
Scrubbing sponges
Dish soap
Hand soap
Punch bowl
Paper plates
Paper cups
Cutting boards
Cake servers
Hand mixers
Plastic tablecloths
Ziploc bags
Plastic containers
Aluminum foil
Plastic wrap
Parchment paper

Local Artist Wins
Awards at County Fair
Bruce Fallender, a life member of
the Art Guild of Treasure Island,
won 10 prizes at the Manatee County
Fair Art Show recently. His works
are currently on display through
March 31 at the Palace Dinner
Theatre Restaurant located at 3858
Sun City Center Boulevard in Sun
City Center.
Fallender won four First Prize
awards for an oriental sumi-e ink
drawings entitled "Bamboo Values",
a pastel drawing entitled "Green
Onions", an acrylic painting entitled
"Lynn's Spot", and a photograph
entitled "Gamble Mansion Cistern".
The artist also won five Second Prize
awards for a pen and in drawing
entitled "Burst of Spring", a mixed
media painting entitled "Garden
Gazebo", an oil pastel painting
entitled "Floral Fusion", a watercolor
painting entitled "Andover Sunset",
and a charcoal drawing entitled
"Flight Patterns". Rounding out the
display is a Third Prize award for
a photograph entitled "Caretaker's
Cottage". Fallender has been
celebrating his 50th anniversary as
an artist this past year and enjoys
exploring and experimenting with
new and innovative art techniques.

Shell Club Annual
Seashell Show
The St. Petersburg Shell Club
proudly announces their 62ndAnnual
Seashell Show Saturday February
27 and Sunday February 28 at the
Seminole Recreation Center, located
at 9100 113 Street N. in Seminole.
This prestigious shell show is
sponsored by the St. Petersburg
Shell Club and is a judged show in
both scientific and artistic categories.
Open to the public from 9-6 p.m. on
Saturday and 9-5 p.m. on Sunday.
In addition to the exhibits, there will
be sales vendors with both specimen
shells and artistic shell related items
available for purchase, hourly door
prizes, raffle items and children's
activities. Admission is $3, children
under 15 free when accompanied
by an adult. There is plenty of free
parking. Call 727-460-4566 for
information or visit our website at

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

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.

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-

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Bogie Boys Varsity Basketball Takes
Lakewood to the Wire 53-49
By Leigh Clifton

In a packed Bogie
gymnasium, the Bogie
boy's varsity basketball
team was trading
basket for basket from
the start with visiting
Lakewood, keeping
screaming fans on the
edge of their seats.
The pace was fast and
furious; Lakewood is
a huge rival and the
tension was palpable.
Bogie Coach Randy
Shuman was straddling
the sideline, screaming
plays in over the din
as Kenny "Speedy"
Smith, Kyonn Smith
and Norman Williams
led the Pirates up and
down the court.
Lakewood and Bogie
were neck in neck, but
Lakewood had two
big penalties that cost
them free throws that
put Bogie in the lead for Bogie forward David White goes airborne as he leaps over a
good. With 33 seconds Lakewood defender on his way to the basket
on the clock, it looked Photo by Leigh Clifton
like Lakewood might
pull it out; they had two steals for points but a traveling call on Lakewood led
to a Kenny Smith free throw that sealed the deal.
#10 Norman Williams held high scorer with 11 points, followed closely by
#24 Kyonn Smith, who finished with 10 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4
blocked shots.
Assistant Coach David White said after the game that he was pleased with
the way the boys stayed together and kept their heads in the game.
"Every game we've lost we've led in the fourth quarter. These kids held on
and played tight to the end. It will be a real shot of confidence for them going
into the PCAC Challenge next week. We've got some good momentum now and
we need to keep it going."
Bogie is fourth seed in the South for the PCAC tournament, which starts on
Thursday. They will be paired with the fourth seed from the North, yet to be
determined. Bogie is currently 15-9, 4-4 in the conference.

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Lantern 3

Snowbird Laura g o
Pomietlasz, who is
staying in Port Richey
for the season, checks
out a lantern made from
a wine bottle at last
weekend's 16th Annual
Corey Avenue Arts and
Crafts Festival. The
lanterns were made by
Going Green Lanterns, a
small Atlantaarea-based
crafter specializing in
recycled home and
garden products.

Area Water Restrictions
The sinkholes that recently formed along I-4 are doing so for a reason: the
water table is rapidly dropping in the porous aquifer that rests beneath
the corridor (as well as virtually the entire state), causing the rock to, in
essence, become brittle.
Such a rapid drop in groundwater levels in rural Hillsborough happened
in response to the recent freeze as farmers tried to salvage their crops, but
Pinellas residents, who draw from the same aquifer (the Floridan, which is
one of the world's richest), are also being asked to curb their water use. In
fact, the Southwest Florida Water Management District has been urging
this for some time.

Here are some of the water restrictions that affect south Pinellas:

Gulfport: Basically, SWFWMD mandates that Gulfport residents only
turn on the sprinklers once a week. One's house number dictates his or
her designated watering days. For example, if your house number ends in
zero or one, Monday is your day. Two or three? Tuesday. And so on from
there. Houses with no discernable address are grouped with those whose
numbers end in eight or nine, and thus are limited to Fsle.i'i -

St. Pete Beach: Same as above (note that in both places, watering between
the hours of 8am and 6pm is not cool and neither is watering in the rain,
which is a common phenomenon.)

South Pasadena: This municipality also follows the district's restrictions,
with a few added limitations, including prohibited use of outdoor fountains,
charity and residential car washes, something called "wasteful and
unnecessary water use," and a few other restrictions.

St. Petersburg: Again, watering with non-reclaimed H20 is limited to once
a week. The city's address guidelines, however, differ from those listed
above. Those that end in an even number or the letters A through M, are
limited to Saturday, while those ending in an odd number or the letters
N through Z, or that for some reason have no address can only water on
Sunday. Also hours of irrigation are limited to the hours between 5 and
9am and 7 and 11 pm. (These are in effect through the end of February.
Check out stpete.org to find out more.)

City-Wide Yard Sale
in St. Pete Beach
of St. Pete Beach hosts its biannual
community-wide yard sale, where
St. Pete Beach and surrounding city
residents can clean out their closets
for some extra dough or come seeking
treasures. The yard sale will take
place rain or shine on Saturday,
February 27 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
at the St. Pete Beach Community
Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.
Call 363-9245 to reserve your sale
space now!

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 orwouldjust 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.

Audition for "Smokey
Joes Cafe"
Auditions will be held on Monday
and Tuesday, February 15 and 16,
at 7 p.m. at St. Petersburg Little
Theatre, 4025 31 Street S. in St.
Petersburg for "Smokey Joes Cafe"
by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
and directed by Frank Hale. Needed
are six men and six women who
can sing and dance. Bring up-tempo
song and character (not jazz)
shoes. Production dates are April
23 through May 9 and include nin
performances Friday and Saturday
at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. For
information call 727-866-2059 or
visit www.splt.org.

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A Greener View

By Jeff Rugg

Landscaping Tips
for Cold Weather
If you watched the weather reports
from the last few weeks, you know it
has been very cold in a lot of places
that are supposed to be warm this
time of year.
Plants are not all created the same.
Plants native to areas near the
equator are called tropical plants.
As a group, they don't do well if the
temperature drops into the 50s. This
is why many houseplants that have
been out for the summer die when
brought back into the house late in the
fall; they have already been exposed
to many cold days and nights.
Subtropical plants, which are
native to areas closer to the poles
and at higher altitudes than tropical
plants, can often survive a light frost.
Temperate plants are native to lands
that are always exposed to frost or
freezing temperatures.
Temperate plants have several
ways to cope with the cold. Some
die and expect their seeds to grow
when the weather warms up. Some
die down to the ground, where the
soil and possibly snow cover will
protect the roots or bulbs from bitter
temperatures. Roots in pots exposed
to very cold air are susceptible to
injury. Woody plants prepare for
winter by producing antifreeze
materials, so water won't turn into
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All cold weather is not created the
same, either. Each time it occurs, the
cold air mass has a different size,
direction, humidity, wind speed and
lingers for a different amount of time.
The same cold system in November
would cause a lot more damage to
plants than in January, since plants
wouldn't be "prepared" or acclimated
for the earlier storm. Temperate and
subtropical plants exposed to shorter
days and cooler temperatures adjust
by producing more antifreeze.
Every individual landscape has
microclimates that cool off slower and
warm up quicker -- the total of below
freezing time is less in some parts of
the landscape. The sun warms south-
facing walls, and trees, even with
bare branches, trap warmth released
from the ground, which keeps areas
near buildings and under trees
slightly warmer.
All of these differences mean that
each time there is a cold spell, the
exposed plants are going to react

differently. A temperature of 25
degrees in one cold spell may kill
plants that survived an earlier 20
degree cold spell. A plant in the
shelter of a building may survive
a night that kills the same kind
of plant farther from the warmer
Brown and dead leaves is the first
symptom that will appear on cold-
damaged plants. Evergreen shrubs
will show symptoms first. Plants
without leaves will have bark and
bud damage, which won't be visible
for a few days to a few weeks. Test
scratching just under the bark
should show green tissue, not brown
The preferred treatment for freeze-
damaged plants is to just leave
everything alone until spring. Dead
leaves doesn't always mean a dead
plant. Pruning too soon may cut off
live branches.
Cold-damaged plants will be more
susceptible to disease in the spring.
You may need to have a certified
arborist look at any trees you think
are having problems. Fungicide
and fertilizer treatments may be
necessary to restore health to freeze-
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Made in China
China has quietly topped the U.S.
in terms of manufacturing and is now
gearing up its factories to produce
green technology. With all our talk
about green jobs, we seem to be
quietly sitting by as China takes
the lead. Already, the U.S. imports
almost half of its consumer goods
from that one country. Those cheap
imports cost us a heavy price in terms
of risks to consumers and damage to
local economies.
More than 60 percent of the recalls
issued this year and 79 percent of
toys recalled last year by the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
were from China. But those products
were just a tiny drop in the flood of 17
million shipments of everything from
Chinese organic produce to medicines
to housewares to toys.
The flood of consumer goods from


China has nearly tripled since 1997,
and the number of recalls has grown
proportionately. The U.S. Food and
Drug Administration is deluged by
this flood. The FDA has only 1,317
field investigators for 320 ports of
entry. The agency inspects just 0.7
percent of all imports, half of what
it did a decade ago. David Acheson,
an assistant commissioner for food
protection at the FDA, points out
that it would be impossible to test
all imports from China. "It's got to be
based on risk," says Acheson.
And risky it is. Just ask the 100
Panamanians who lost their lives
using cough syrup made in China
with diethylene glycol (mislabeled
as glycerin). Or the people who
were injured from ingesting tainted
seafood, slipping on faulty swimming
pool ladders or in auto accidents
caused by shoddy Chinese-made
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to fires caused by faulty electrical
wiring in Chinese-made lighting,
extension cords and heaters. China
has even reintroduced lead poisoning
to American children through paint
and metal on cheap toys.
FDA inspectors report tainted food
imports from China are being rejected
with increasing frequency because
"they are filthy, are contaminated
with pesticides and tainted with
carcinogens, bacteria and banned
In addition, our communities suffer
financially when we buy imports
over locally made goods. When we
opt for a cheaper import, our dollars
flow out of our community and fund
a system that degrades people and
the planet. Our small businesses
suffer, manufacturing jobs leave, and
we find ourselves with boarded-up
storefronts in our downtown. This
economic exodus further devalues our
currency and increases the demand
for "cheap."
A recent economic study conducted
in Austin, Texas, found that if each
household in Travis County redirected
just $100 of planned spending
from chain stores (carrying cheap
imports) to locally owned merchants,
the economic impact would reach
approximately $10 million. Imagine
what $10 million could do for your
If you are getting fed up with
cheap imports flooding our stores
and damaging our economy, and
dangerous products slipping through
the holes in our safety nets, here's
a few simple actions you can take
-- Visit local artists, crafters and
artisans for gifts. Look for items that
are made using local products, as well
-- like wines from local grapes and
jams from local fruits.
-- Boycott anything made in China,
even for only a week. It will make
you aware of how over-dependant we
are on imports and may protect your
family from unsafe products.
-- Look for local substitutes for those
cheap imports. It may be a challenge
to find any local manufacturers in
your area. Find them, and support
them, even if it costs more money
than buying imported.
-- Make it illegal to sell defective
goods, and hold every business in the
supply chain legally responsible for
what they sell.

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Miracles Bookstore: A Wealth of Metaphysical Knowledge

By Leigh Clifton
Whether looking for knowledge of
spiritual awakening, help with ques-
tions of faith, the exploration of the
metaphysical or the tools of the mys-
tic, Miracles Bookstore is the place to
find all of these and much more. Lo-
cated in the Metaphysical Commu-
nity Church, Temple of the Living
God, Miracles Bookstore has been an
integral part of the Church's teach-
ings of the Divine Within, providing
literature on the exploration of the
individual's journey through religion
to find hope, prosperity and peace
for almost 50 years. The Temple
spiritual leader, the Reverend LeRoy
Zemke has been with the Temple for
almost all of those years as well; they
will celebrate their 50th anniversary
in September.
The Temple's philosophy is based
in Christianity, but further allows
for the presence of Angels, reincar-
nation and other faith philosophies.
Thus the bookstore ties closely with
these principles and carries a wide
variety of books of spiritual teach-
ings and artifacts. There you can
find books on such diverse religions
as Kabala, Judaism, Christianity, Is-
lam, and Taoism as well as self-dis-
covery, recovery, Astrology and Reiki
healing. And there is so much more
to this quaint corner of metaphysi-
cal heaven. Incense, Indian prayer
cloths, beautifully carved religious
figures from Tibet, auruvedic can-
dles, pure essential oils, "tree free"
greeting cards, fine jewelry and crys-
tals are all stocked on the thought-
fully decorated shelves.
According to Assistant Pastor An-
nette Mason, many lines of merchan-
dise have been specifically chosen
because they address environmental
and humanitarian concerns and they
are manufactured by companies that
engage in fair trade practice. These
companies give back some portion of
their profits to uplift the tradesmen
and women who craft the products.
This, Mason, says, is in keeping with
the Church's philosophy of being re-
spectful of both the planet and the
extended human family. They are
linked directly with the spiritual ex-
perience. Beside many displays are
yellow information cards, provid-
ing information about the history,

Miracles BooKstore manager Annette Mason sits in tront ot over 12UU metapnysi-
cal books and items available at the bookstore. The store is expanding it's hours to
Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4p.m. and before and after the Sunday
11 a.m. church service at the Temple of the Living God. Mason is also the church's

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method of use and where the item
was made.
'I wanted to make it easy for some-
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to learn something about its origin.
It's very important to us that a per-
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know that it was purchased with con-
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the idea that we are a conscious com-
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We respect and encourage people to
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In addition to the many styles
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The Miracles Bookstore is expand-
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Bogie Honors One of Their Former Stars
By Leigh Clifton
At the halftime break in
the boy's basketball game
Tuesday night, Bogie Athletic
Director Heather Holloway
took the microphone and
called Edward Dorsey to .
the center of the court. A
surprised Dorsey, who played
as an all-conference guard for
Bogie during their 1972-73
winning conference seasons
and was considered the best
player in Pinellas County
at that time, walked down
from the stands with his wife
Cecilia to center court. His
wife had called Holloway,
telling her how he was in the
stands for every Bogie game,
never missed one, in fact and
had two nephews, one who
plays for Bogie and another
who plays for Lakewood.
Holloway then presented
Dorsey with a #13 jersey,
Dorsey's number when he
played at Bogie, as a token of
appreciation and recognition
for his accomplishments while
at the school.
"This is such a wonderful
surprise," Dorsey smiled. "I
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Potluck Dinner and
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The Women's Guild of St. Hagop
Armenian Church will hold a potluck
dinner on Saturday, February 6
from 5-9 p.m. at the Elmer 0. Smith
Masonic Lodge, 5021 75 Avenue
N. in Pinellas Park. The event will
celebrate the "Treasured Family
Traditions" cookbook. Sign up to
prepare a dish from the cookbook to
bring to the dinner. Talk to Debra
Kamajian on Sunday to sign up or
call her at 727-595-0780. Cost is $10
per person, 5 and under free.

SPCA Offers Tours
The SPCA Tampa Bay offers private
shelter tours to school groups and
visitors to educate those about the
importance of animal responsibility
and how it relates to compassion and
respect towards other human beings.
To learn more about the SPCA
Tampa Bay education programs
including in-school presentations or
Camille's Summer Camp, contact
the SPCA Tampa Bay. Wish list
items for animals are appreciated.
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or sign up for a tour, contact 727-
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asking the community for donations
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families experiencing tough financial
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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
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Pasadena. Call 344-1501 for more
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Mardi Gras Dinner
and Card Party
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
738 Pinellas Point Drive S. will host
a Mardi Gras dinner on Friday,
February 12 from 6-8 p.m. in the
Parish Hall. Tickets are $8. Good food
and entertainment will be provided.
Call 866-2187 for information and
The St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
Women will host a card party on
Saturday, February 13 from 12-3 p.m.
Tickets are $10 or $35 for a table of
four. Lunch is provided along with an
opportunity for a $50 money hat and
door prizes. Call 864-6796 for more
information or tickets.

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

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Your Health
By Rallie McAllister M.D.

Buying Milk Just
Got Complicated
Once upon a time, stopping by the
supermarket for a gallon of milk was
a simple affair. We could just hop
out of our car, pop into the grocery
store and grab a jug or carton from a
refrigerated case or shelf featuring a
tidy selection of dairy products.




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The decision-making process wasn't
particularly complex: skim milk
or whole? Plastic jug or cardboard
In the end, the stuff that we brought
home was milk, a white liquid
expressed by the mammary glands of
some hardworking, generous bovine.
These days, modern supermarkets
dedicate acres of refrigerated space
to a seemingly endless lineup of
brands and varieties. Many products
masquerading as "milk" have never
seen the inside of a cow.
With all the choices available,
deciding which type of milk to bring
home can lead to a major case of
brain drain. It may be helpful to
bring along a registered dietitian and
a note from your doctor.
If you're in the mood for old-
fashioned cow's milk, it's still on your
grocer's shelf -- it's just a little harder
to find. For years, cow's milk has
been the primary source of calcium
in the American diet, and for many
individuals, it remains an important
source of the mineral.
Folks who are lactose intolerant
have trouble digesting the old
standby. Because they lack sufficient
quantities of lactase, the enzyme
required to break down the sugar
in dairy products, drinking milk
can lead to a number of unpleasant
gastronomic consequences, including
cramping, diarrhea and flatulence.
Fortunately, milk is now available in
lactose-free varieties. Manufacturers
simply add the missing enzyme --
lactase -- to cow's milk to break down
the sugar, making the resulting
product more digestible for lactose-
intolerant individuals.
People with lactose intolerance can
also enjoya smorgasbordofnutritious,
non-dairy plant "milks," derived from
soybeans, rice, coconuts, almonds
and even hemp. You don't have to be
lactose intolerant to savor the unique
flavors of these beverages -- you just
have to be a little adventurous.
Soy milk, once consumed only by
hardcore health nuts, has become
more of a mainstream beverage in
recent years. Produced by soaking
dry soybeans and grinding them with
water, soy milk is an emulsion of oil,
water and protein.
Unlike cow's milk, it's naturally
cholesterol free and low in saturated
fat. Because soy milk contains little
digestible calcium, the mineral is

often added during manufacturing.
Plant chemicals in soy beans,
called isoflavones, are powerful
antioxidants and have been credited
with a number of health benefits,
ranging from relief of menopausal
symptoms to cancer-risk reduction.
Research suggests that eating diets
rich in soy may help lower cholesterol
levels and reduce the risk of heart
Even if you're lactose intolerant and
allergic to soy, you're still not out of
options. You'll probably be able to
enjoy rice milk.
Typically derived from brown rice,
this beverage may be naturally
sweet or sweetened with added
sugars. Compared to cow's milk,
some brands of rice milk are lower in
protein and calcium.
If the thought of rice milk doesn't
make your mouth water, you might
want to try almond milk. As its name
implies, it's a milky drink made from
ground almonds.
Although the nutrient content
of almond milk varies from one
manufacturer to another, the
nuts themselves are naturally
rich in fiber, protein, antioxidants
and certain minerals. Numerous
scientific studies have confirmed the
cholesterol-lowering properties of
almonds, as well as their potential to
reduce the risk of heart disease.
If you're in the mood for a drink
with a tropical flair, a coconut milk
beverage may hit the spot. The
sweet, milky liquid is derived from
the meat of mature coconuts.
Coconut milk beverages are
rich in medium-chain fatty acids,
including lauric acid and capric acid,
valued in many cultures for their
powerful antimicrobial properties.
Preliminary studies suggest that
consumption of these beneficial fats
may play important roles in body fat
reduction and weight management.
Even after you've chosen the plant
or animal that will serve as the
originator of your milk, your work is
far from done. You've still got a few
important decisions to make: low-
fat or fat free? Chocolate or vanilla?
Regular or organic?
The next time you run to the store
for a gallon of milk, you might want
to schedule a little more time. Some
decisions shouldn't be rushed.

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By Tom Margenau
Unemployment and
Social Security?
Maybe, Maybe Not!
Q: Can I get unemployment benefits
and collect Social Security checks at
the same time?
A: From the Social Security
perspective: sure, why not! From
the unemployment compensation
perspective: maybe not!
There is no federal Social Security
law that prevents you from collecting
unemployment insurance and Social
Security retirement benefits at the
same time. But I'm not so sure what
the unemployment folks would tell
you. Unemployment laws vary from
one state to another. I can tell you that
I've gotten e-mails from other readers
about this issue in the past. Some
have told me their unemployment
compensation was reduced when
they went on Social Security. And
others told me their unemployment
benefits were cut off when their
Social Security checks kicked in. So,
you'll have to check with someone at
your local unemployment office to
learn about your state's rules.
And here is one other note about
Social Security and unemployment
compensation. I was assuming you
were talking about Social Security
retirement benefits. Ifyouwere asking
about collecting unemployment
insurance and Social Security
disability benefits -- that's a different
story. Once again, I'm not aware of
any laws that specifically prohibit you
from getting unemployment while
you're getting disability payments.
But I can tell you that Social Security
officials are going to seriously review
your disability claim -- because you're
obviously lying to one agency or the
other. Think of it this way. To get
unemployment, you are telling the
state that you are actively looking
for work. And to get Social Security
disability benefits, you are telling
the federal government that you
are unable to work because of some
physical or mental impairment.

Q: I recently moved to London
where I am working for an American
corporation. I also do some part-time
work for a British company. Prior to
this, I spent many years living and
working in the United States. I'm
concerned about paying taxes in two
different government retirement
systems. AndI'm also concerned about
qualifying for benefits someday from
the British and/or American Social
Security systems. My mom sent some
clippings from a past column where
you mentioned Social Security tax
treaties between countries. Can you
elaborate on that?
A: Over the years, the U.S.
government has signed Social
Security treaties with about 25
foreign governments. Each treaty is
different, but essentially all of them
are designed to help people like you.
Given our global economy, many
people spend part of their careers
working in more than one country. In
the past, that often led to situations
where workers, and their employers,
were forced to pay Social Security
taxes into the retirement systems
of both countries. And other times,
when an employee was only required
to pay taxes to one country, he or she
could end up with limited retirement
coverage from one country and
not enough coverage from another
country -- leaving that person with
meager retirement compensation.
But the Social Security treaty
agreements address these issues.
They usually specify that Social
Security taxes need to be paid into
only one country's retirement system.
And at retirement, they can allow a
worker to use credits earned in one
country to count toward a retirement
payment from another country.
As I said, each treaty agreement
is different. And they are far more
complicated and obviously have many
more provisions than the simple
examples I gave. To learn more
about the treaty agreement between
the United States and Great Britain,
go to the international section of the
U.S. Social Security website at www.
socialsecurity.gov/international and

then click on "United Kingdom."
Q: My wife and I are in our mid-60s
and we're both on Social Security. We
take care of two of our grandchildren
because our daughter has problems
with drug addiction. And their father
has been out of the picture for years.
Can we get extra Social Security for
the grandkids?
A: Probably not. As a general rule,
benefits can be paid to grandchildren
only if both of their parents are
deceased or disabled. I suppose there
is a chance your daughter could
be classified as "disabled." But if
their father is alive and well, albeit
a deadbeat dad, the kids would not
be due any Social Security on your

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rates, 727-341-0185
LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Clean-
ing, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush
Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris
Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave,
GREAT YARD WORK-Cutting, Edging, Rak-
ing Leaves, Clean Up Lots, Apartment Clean-
Outs, Garages. Tree Trim, Removal, Etc. Pres-
sure Washing. Sylvester, 460-8721.
Lawn Care, Landscape Design, Mulching, Ir-
rigation, Tree & Shrub Pruning. Commercial,
Residential, Free Estimates 727-560-2743.

James Fox Tree Service
Owner/Operator for over 20 years
S-7 "We make your trees feel beautiful"
S _. Trees cleaned, elevated
-' Property Maintenance
S" tump grinding
-S '* Hazardous limb removal
Lic.# 0700008985 -- l Storm and roof protection
727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601
DAN'S HAULING-341-1135. Full Service
Cleanups. Bobcat & Demo Work.
Furniture and Household Goods. Guaranteed
Satisfaction by a 20 Year Experienced, Mature
& Responsible Mover.

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Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall,
Taping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates.
Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-
PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates.
Commercial Residential References Upon
Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.
terior Home Repair/Pressure Cleaning. Dry-
wall Repair/Texturing. Senior Discount. Better
Business Bureau, Lic#7761. 727-822-4126.

Charles Plumbing
Water Heaters
Sewer & Drain
Leak Repair
Charles Plumbing 727-522-2508

Heaters, Faucets, Toilets, Sewer Cleaning.
CFC1428150. Call Ernie @ 727-525-3952.

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SINCE 1961 Discounts

321-4276 ergency

Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning,
Remodels, New Construction, Better Business
Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523.

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Specializing in plumbing, repairs & remodeling

Cell: 727-365-2843 ucne
Licensed Office/Fax: CGC15151
& Insured i RF00 BM
& insured 727-388-9642 c-Fn

Licensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 522-
4562 or Cell 410-5419.

Plasma/LCD/HD TV's installed.
Also Phone Jacks & Wiring,
Computer Networking/WiFi
Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All
Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632.
Confidentiality Guaranteed. Call Rent-A-Hand,
727-347-3424. Lic. #5842.
LOCKSMITH Locks Changed, Repaired,
Installed, Keys Fitted for Home. No Service
Charge! Call 398-1333.
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
PURZ 'n' FURZ- Pet Sitting, Bonded & In-
sured. Overnights, Dog Walking, Pet Taxi. 727-
251-2428.Gulfport/S. Pasadena, W. St. Pete
& Beaches.

Affordable Redecorating
The Uphofstery Doctor
Your re-upolstery specialist

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(727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830

Opportunity. Part-Time from Home. Go to
www.abminfo.com Sign up Online. ID #3011
David S.

TIMESHARE SALES-Experienced Closers &
Fronters Needed. Great Company, Relaxed
Work Environment, Highest Commission in In-
dustry. 3 Desks Left. Dave 727-902-4628.
Gulfport Restaurant. Up to 32 hours weekly.
Send one page resume to
Wait Staff Experience in a fine dining restau-
rant a plus.
Immediate part-time position available for an
experienced Trolley Driver. Must be experi-
enced in operating large commercial vehicles.
Class B CDL license with passenger and air
brakes endorsement required. 22-30 hours
per week. Must be able to work days, eve-
nings and weekends. Entry $10.56/Hr. Back-
grounds, drug screenings and physical will
be conducted. Position will remain open until
filled. Applications accepted at City Hall, 2401
53rd St. S. or via email to
Computer skills a Must. Please email Resume
and Salary requirements.
George @ usaxray.com

WOMEN FOR CLEANING,-Toting, Lifting,
Stairs Involved. Fair Pay for Excellent Work. 2-
3 days, possibly More. 727-551-1970.
WAITRESS OR WAITER- Full or Part-time.
Gulfport Restaurant. Apply Within. 2025 49th
St. T
LIVE IN NEEDED 5 days and 2 days off. for
2 adults in their home. Both ambulatory. 1 yr.
experience in healthcare preferred. Must Pass
level 2 background screening, must have car,
ged or diploma and all training as needed.
Contact Ms. Baker at 565-5440.

RETIRED RN- Looking for Part Time Com-
panion of Nanny Position. St. Pete Beach area.


only one

Since 1968

Serving Gulfport and surrounding Communities
every Thursday for over forty years.

321 -6965

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.

Door, White Exterior, Tan Leather Perfect Con-
dition. New Battery & Brakes. Cruise Control,
Trip Odometer, Rear Window Defroster. 32,000
miles,1 Owner. $4900. 727-793-8884.
ONLY $4400
Expensive Luxury European Car, Very Minor
Upholstery and Fender damage, runs beau-
tifully. Please Call Father Patrick at 727-871 -
1100, 727-564-0023. Must see and drive! Only
$4,400, o.b.o.

Servicing most Brands of Scooters since 2003.
ASE techs. Scooter Escapes, 1450 1st Ave. N.
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

TWIN BED-Sealy Posteurpedic Pillow Top,
with Frame, Rarely Used. Asking $95. 727-
3 PIECE LIVING ROOM-Chairs $200. King
Size Bed with Head Board & Matching Dress-
er $600. Chest of Drawers & Queen Ann Desk
$60. End Tables $40. Buffet $35. 727-823-
Good Condition $130. Full Size Bed Complete
$30. 480-292-1564 St. Pete.
RATTAN SOFA-Chair, 2 End Tables and 2
Lamps $450. Rattan Dinette Table & 4 Chairs
$350. White, All Like New! 727-347-8841.
QUEEN SOFABED- Sterns & Foster $100.
Computer chair was $200 asking $75. 727-
Scratches, Broken Legs, Upholstery. All types
of Furniture Assembly, Etc. 23yrs Experience.
Affordable. 813-558-0646, 727-289-8262.

GOLD ELEPHANT-Shop Here for 1 of a Kind
Valentines Gifts. Friday & Saturday Free Wine
& Cheese 3-5pm. 794 Pasadena Ave. So.
Pasadena. Hours 10-5pm. Mon.-Sat. 727-343-
es. $125. for All. 727-343-2355.
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.

Firewood for Sale Split Oak
Delivery 24/1
2205 52nd St. S.
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
DESK FOR CAR OR TRUCK-Fully Adjustable
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!

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.

CASH WAITING!- Collector will pay Top Dollar
for your Guns or Guitars. Discrete Local Se-
nior. 727-804-2381.
GUNS WANTED! Call 727-488-4175 or 352-
TEACHER IN NEED OF-Computer and Print-
er. 727-644-9908.
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'Anthony Antiques & Appraisers Est. 1969

5. UNCLE JOE AT HOME 345-2992 0
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Notice is hereby given that on 2/22/10 at
10:30 am the following mobile home will be
sold at public auction pursuant to F.S.
715.104. 1969 MNRE H549A & H549B. Last
Tenants: Edward Smith & Michael Wilson.
Sale to be held at MHC Holiday Ranch LLC
dba Holiday Ranch 4300 East Bay Dr.
Clearwater, FL. 33764. 813-241-8269

Gabber February 4 February 10, 2010

,Deadline: Tuesday 5pm | Monday 3pm if proof is required (727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830

Notice is hereby given that on 2/22/10 at
10:30 am the following mobile home will
be sold at public auction pursuant to F.S.
715.104.1971 IMPE 311044. Last
Tennant: Elizabeth Provenzano. Sale will
be held at: MHC Down Yonder LLC dba
Down Yonder 7001 142nd Ave. N., Largo,
FL. 33771. 813-241-8269
Notice is hereby given that Steven W. Meligan,
desiring to engage in business under the ficti-
tious name Mooseco located in Pinellas Coun-
ty, Florida, intends to register the said name
with the Division of Corporations, Florida De-
partment of State, pursuant to section 865.09
of the Florida Statutes. Feburary 4, 2010.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- $13.00 for 20 words,
includes notarized affidavit of publication and
tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965.
Auction, Inc. gives Notice of Forclosure of Lein
and Intent to sell these vehicles on 3/1/10,
lOam at 5152 126th Ave. N., Clearwater, FL
33760, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes. Insurance Auto Auction, Inc
reserves the right to accept or reject and and/
or all bids. BJYB34CXH687, 1987 Bayliner:
INXBR12EXWZ107678, 1998 Toyota. GN

Auction on February 16th, at 10:00 am
Held at
700 51st Street South
Gulport, FL. 33707
(727) 321-9114

WE GO THERE! 321-6965
Gabber February 4 February 70, 2070

3215 Fairfield Ave. So. 727-898-8827. Satur-
day 8:30-3:00. Clothes: Boys, Girls, Women &
Men (buy 1 get 2 FREE Clothes Only). Furni-
ture, Stuffed Animals, Lamps, Ceramics & Lots
More. Please Come and See, Bring a Friend!
APT.ESTATE SALE-Sat. 2/6 8am.-3pm. Five
Towns, Berkshire Bldg., B-203. 5660 80th St.
No. St. Petersburg. Furniture, Beds, Clothing,
SATURDAY 9-1- 6057 2nd Ave. N. Something
for Everyone!
GARAGE/MOVING SALE-Corner of 58th St.
S. & 25th Ave. S. Sat., 1/6 9:00-12.
sure Island. Saturday Feb. 13th 8a.m.-1p.m.
Interesting stuff, Household and Yard decora-
tions. Sat. Only Feb 6th. 670 63rd Ave. S. St.
SATURDAY ONLY- 5317 9th Ave. S. 7am-
3pm. Excercise equipment, Gateway comput-
er, Clothes, bird cage & Misc.
2020 53RD ST. S.-Sat & Sun. 8am-2pm. Craft
Supplies, Sewing Machine, Clothes, Comput-
er Stuff.

To all our friends
that made
our Anniversary Special!

And the hosts at the Oar House,
John, Verena, Richard,
KC and David.

It was a fantastic evening!
Jere & Gideon

GaBuy Sit. ell it.
Gabber Classifieds Work!


50th St. S., Large 1BR $595/Mo. plus $300/
Security. 2BR $795/Mo., $400/Security. Info
and Pics on Craigs list. 727-742-5140.
Furnished/Unfurnished, Overlooking Marina.
2 Swimming Pools, All Amenities, C/H/A, Re-
served Parking, Yearly $875/Mo. Incl Water,
Gas, Cable, Garbage. 55+ 813-841-5025.
SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA-Home, CH/A, Tile &
Carpet, Carport, Big Backyard, Very Clean!
Immediate Occupancy. $1000/Mo. plus $500/
Deposit. WALTON REALTY 727-458-3613.

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-
Mo. C/H/A, W/S/G Paid, Laundry. Small Quiet
Complex. Petless, Smokeless. Reserved Park-
ing. 727-360-4054. Leave Message.
3BR/3BA, Living Room w/3 Sleeper Sofas,
Separate Dining Room, Tropical Gardens.
$2000/Mo & Electricity. Month to Month Lease.
Ready to Move-in. Great Neighborhood, Fire-
place, Porch, Call Tom Coriniti, OCEAN BLUE
REALTY, 813-503-5287.
ST. PETE BEACH-2BR Apt. Beautiful and
Near Beach. Prefer Seniors. Must See to
Appreciate $795/Mo. Cell 727-412-2517 or
MOVE-IN SPECIAL- No Security Deposit: all
includes W/S/G. 1BR w/storage at 2715 54th
St. S., $585, Upstairs 1 BR at 2725 54th St. S.,
$585. Large 1BR $625 at 2210 53rd St. St.
Call 727-452-5942
$525/Mo. 5407 25th Ave. So. Available Imme-
diately, Private Patio, Beautiful Landscaping.

House Privileges, Private Entrance, Parking,
W/D, Electric, Water, Cable/Wireless. Refrig-
erator. Included. No Smoking/Pets, 727-916-
1245SF, Top Floor End Unit. 3 Walk-in Closets,
New Carpet/Paint, Storm Shutters, 6 Pools,
Amenities & Planned Activities. No Pets. An-
nual Lease $900/MO. 727-546-0644, 727-432-

FRUITLAND HEIGHTS 3br/lba Lease Option avail Hardwood Firs $750
GULFPORT 3br/lba Stetson area updated nicely throughout $895
LAKE MAGGIORE 2br/lba Private FL room looks over lake $750
BERMUDA BAY 2br/2.5ba Townhouse, new kitchen, 2 pools $995
3B^tX Rentals & Realty, Inc.
(727) 867-3767

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.
CUTE EFFICIENCY APT.-In the center of
Gulfport's Art District. Newly Renovated, Qui-
et, Walk to Beach, Restaurants, Shops. $485/
Mo. 727-687-0568.
Apts. from $450/Mo., 1BR's from $550/Mo.,
2BR's from $650/Mo. Vouchers & Section 8
2BR/1BA/2CG, Screened Porch, $800/Mo.
Call Cheryl, 727-420-7877.
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,
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
pliances, Fenced Corner Lot, Carport, Art
District, Furnished,. Washer/Dryer $1200/Mo.
Security Deposit Required. 727-743-7760.
SEASONAL RENTAL-Nicely Furnished
House. Large Yard, Updated Kitchen, Lanai,
Washer/Dryer, Central heat/AC. Great location
near Pasadena Yacht & Country Club. $1150/
Mo. (3 mo. minimum). Please e-mail for more
info / pics.

2BR/1BA HOUSE- Gulfport Art District,
Washer/Dryer, $795/Mo. $500 Deposit. 727-
365-4247 or 366-1693.
Courtyard, clean & quiet,. $475/mo. 727-343-

Shores 55+. Updated A/C, Kitchen, Bath,
Floors. Available Now. Annual Lease Only.
$975/Mo. & Security. 727-360-8043.
Ground Floor. Fitness Ctr, Htd. Pool, New Car-
pet, Paint, Tile, Updated. $700/Mo. Includes
Maintenance. Years Lease. No Pets. Security
Dep. 727-452-5307.
GULFPORT 1BR- Enclosed Back Porch &
Front Yard. Walk to Library, Beach & Busline.
W/S/G Included. $165/Wk. 727-385-3654.

WATERFRONT-1 Bedroom Duplex. Walk to
Private Beach. Screened Patio, Dock, Boat
Slip Negotiable. All Utilities Including Cable.
Non-Smoking. $1200/Mo. 727-479-4089.

PINELLAS TRAIL West of 58th St. 1 bir $550
LAKE MAGGIORE Lake View 1 bir over 800 sq ft $650
SOUTH PASADENA 1 br/1 be Condo Pool No Pets $595
CHILDS PARK Comer lot with matire trees. ONLY $545
OLD NE 1 br apts Ind. WSG, Gas & Basic Cable $550

Condo, St. Pete, $795, 2BR/2BA House, Gulf-
port, $950, $500 Security. Call Ken 727-417-
$425 Security Includes Power, Water, Sewer &
Trash. Separate Kitchen & Bathroom. Shaded
Patio Outside Front Door, Laundry on Site.
6790 Gulf Winds Dr. Apt. in Rear. Decorated in
Key West Colors. Available 2nd Week of Feb-
ruary. 727-481-0404.
nished, Wide Open Waterfront Condo. 2BR/
2BA, Master Bedroom Overlooks Bay. 1500
SF, $850/Mo. Available Now 727-510-0244.
Fresh Paint, New Carpet, C/HA, W/D Hook-
up, Carport, Fenced, Only $750/Mo. Must
See! WALTON REALTY 727-458-3613.

808 13TH ST. N.-St. Pete, Ex-Large 1Br/1Ba,
A/C's, New Carpet, Part Utilities Inc. Petless,
Porch, Park Nearby. $495/Mo. $400/Dep. 458-
ONE PERSON Large living quarters, utilities,
furniture included. Rent, $500, small deposit.
More Amenities. 727-345-4200 or 727-510-
2BR/2BA, Den, Across from Clubhouse. Brand
New Kitchen/Appliances, 55+ Patriot Square.
No Pets/Smokers. 845-426-5535. cellist007@

OK, great backyard. Walk to beach and John's
Pass. $1050/mo. Fiona 727-612-1488
ST. PETE BEACH- Furnished. 1 BR. Apt. Walk
to beach. Great area, Pool, W/D, No pets/
Smokers. 727-393-6595

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

HOUSE TO SHARE-Gulfport, Own furnished
bedroom/bath. Cable/Utilities Included, In-
ground pool, private yard, Walk to beach, res-
taurants & pubs. Share w/gwm couple. Avail-
able March 1. $500/mo. 727-346-9031.

Bath, Cable TV & Utilities $475/Mo. 727-343-
FURNISHED ROOM-in my Home. Share Bath
and House Privileges. $135/Wk. $75/Security.
No Partiers, Smokers or Pets. Prefer Female
727-692-8339 Greg.
ROOM FOR RENT-$50/Wk. Female Preferred,
Full house Privileges, No Check Required.
ROOMMATE WANTED- Pasadena/Gulfport.
Full House Privileges, Utilities & Wireless
Internet Included. 727-623-1432 or 727-344-
$175/wk. Includes utilities & cable. Over 30
please. 727-459-6937.
Gabber February 4 February 10, 2010


Near 49th St. & 8th Ave. S, 625 sq. ft. $375 Mo,
Includes Tax and Utilities, 522-8427.
BUILDING 1750 SQ. FT. on 49th St. S. For
Lease or Sale with owner finance, Zone com-
mercial. 801 49th St. S. Motivated owner,
Utilities Included. Free Internet. 120-1000 sq-
ft. Available. 3530 1st Ave. N. 727-501-6078.

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

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

SUNDAY 1-3PM.-6322 Palm Del Mar Blvd.
#1007 St. Pete, Isla Del Sol. 2/2 Panoramic
Waterviews. Light, Bright, Updated. JoAnn
TIAL 727-480-6348.

WE GO THERE! 321-6965

eled 1 Large Bedroom, screened porch, Laun-
dry, pool, 1 block to bus, 10 min. to beach.
Priced to sell. Get $8,000 First Time Buyers
Credit. $57,500. Call Bonnie at 727-772-3646.
MOM & POP MOTEL/APTS.- St. Pete Beach.
6 apartments plus owners unit. Terms Avail-
able. $625k. Owner/agent 727-393-6595
2304 44TH ST. SO.-$54,900. 2BR/1 BA, Near
Marina and Clam Bayou. Privacy Fence
w/beautiful garden. Many Upgrades. Needs
some TLC. Call Sharon, Wave Realty of Tam-
pa Bay. 727-455-3556.
Mobile Home. Sunroom, Carport, Newly
Renovated. You Own the Land, No Lot Rent.
$39,900. 774-488-0402.
S. PASADENA-2BR/2BA Condo. Beautifully
Remodeled. Furnished, Lovely Patio. Prime
Location within Complex, Near Beach/Stetson
$106,900. BEACH & LUXURY REALTY 727-
JUST REDUCED! $40,000 2/1 Condo. Pet
Friendly. 5728 14th Ave. N. JoAnn Nicolo, PA,
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.

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 MOBILE HOME-Causeway Village,
Screened Porch, Carport, On the Water. New
Landscaping. Great Community. Excellent
Condition. $19,900 847-989-3898.

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One Reason, One Rationale,
One Reality, One Realtor: '
Suzanne Olson & The 'OR' Team 1847 Shore Drive S #419 ($189,000)
The Only Realtors you'll ever need Only $90/sf for waterfront. Granite throughout, new vanities, ceramic tile
www.theORteam.listingbook.com throughout, and the view that everyone looks for! This is one of the finest units in our
area.. .2200+/sf, 3/2.5 with wide open intracoastal and Boca Ciega Bay waterviews. Totally
3595 40th Ave. S. #4 ($95,000) remodeled and pampered, the detailed granite and tile set this one apart from all the other units on
WOW!, what a deal!l! This very nicely appointed and furnished Shore Drive. It has a floor plan that provides the best of everything a huge walk-in California closet,
unit offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, screened in patio overlooking an new windows, tile floors, large laundry room, and a lovely Florida room all of which combine with a
expansive courtyard. It is just across from a heated swimming pool, and hard-to-fnd price to make this the unit to purchase NOW! Two heated pools, sauna,
a very active clubhouse-with activities galore. This is priced BBQ area and much more! Added to the beauty of this unit is
right- and you need to see it today! the fact that you are only 4 minutes from St. Pete Beach...

2502 58th St. S. ($192,000) Duplex in mint condition. 2/1 & 2/1 & glass room. Double lot detached 2 car garage. Many, many upgrades. Call for info.
5845 62nd St. N. ($104,900) Very nice home with lots of character. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath in Pinellas Farms. Extra room with inside utility room. Wonderful
fireplace in living room and screened porch in front. Hardwood floors throughout. The perfect home at the perfect price! Tons of storage throughout. Very large yard.
3880 37th St. S. Unit 51 ($109.900) 3br/2ba, large condo w/private large screened balcony overlooking a park. Close to Fort DeSoto
2630 Miriam St. S. ($127,900) 6000 1st Ave. S., Unit #14 ($59,900) |tJl i]~; ti; ]'ll;iki -
2502 58th St. S. ($192,000) 5845 62nd St. N ($104,900) 1847 Shore Drive S., Unit #503 ($80,000) I
3037 57th St. S. ($188,888) 3880 37th St., S. Unit #51 ($109,900) 1868 Shore Dr. S. Unit 414 ($175,000) I

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2ND FLOOR CORNER UNIT-4144 56th St. N.
(Clearview Oaks Apt.). 1BR/1BA with Den &
Washer/Dryer. Over Looking Lake. $50,000.

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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 n, very 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 #415, corner, 2 bed, 2 bath. Reduced $154,000
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. $119,900 $99,000
SEMINOLE GARDEN APTS 8584 111 th St. N. #310 ** 2 bed, 2 bath corner condo, stps to Clubhouse priced @ $60,000 $54890 $49,900
St. Pete New Home For Sale Beautiful 3 bed 2 bath / 2 car garage, Spanish Style Home, with pool located on lot 1/2. Water views from front yard.
Owner Gifting the home Furnished* Priced at $349,900
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. Reduced to $59,000
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
Dover #410 1 bed 1 bath annual, furnished $750 Month
Kenmore #207 1 bed I bath, furnished $750.00 Seasonal

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2280 4th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL. 33704
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Please call us with any questions

111 Seahorse Dr. SE
125 Pompano Dr. SE
3849 Pompano
4774 Cobia Dr. SE
5020 Beach Dr. SE
122 39th Ave.

200 36th Ave. N.

470 3rd St.

735 20th Ave.

945 28th St.

2011 4th Ave.

2191 5th Ave.
2460 Franciscan Dr.
2848 5th Ave. N.

3034 Burlington Ave.

3145 7th Ave. N.

3240 7th Ave.

3610 42nd St.

3657 42nd Way
3795 41st Lane
3822 48th Ave.

3915 35th Way
4120 35th Terr.
5417 10th Ave.

5631 3rd Ave.
169 Dr. MLK Jr St.

1/1, 717 sq ft with great LAKE VIEW Condo $45,000
2/1.5 Townhome, great WATER views $130,000
2/1.5 Townhome, completely remodeled. NOT a short sale! $139,900
Large 1/1 completely remodeled, with cherry $93,500
1/1 823 sq ft with a garage, corner unit, great canal view condo with office $129,900
Beautiful Mediterranean block home, 3/2, Tropical garden, pool,
master suite $239,900
1/1 750 sq ft, walk to shopping, close to Downtown.
Not a short sale, w/d in unit $57,999
Studio Condo, downtown St. Pete, property has gym, security, pool,
roof top sunbathing $81,900
Crescent Lake bungalow, hardwood floors, French doors, open
sunroom, newer roof, new hot water tank $199,000
2/1 Bungalow, hardwood, tiled kitchen and bath, huge backyard with
deck, and a formal dining room $154,900
1437 sq ft Bungalow, completely remodeled, eat-in kitchen, new roof,
new electric, 1 car garage $239,900
1/1 home above a two car garage, NOT a short sale $79,900
2/2 upgraded unit, GOLF COURSE views, newer a/c $99,900
Commercially zoned property with 4 rentals and an office that was
converted from a home $229,900
3/1, NOT a short sale, well maintained home, large living room,
formal dining room $149,900
3/2 Historic Kenwood Bungalow, bonus room, hardwood floors,
fireplace, travertine tile, granite $189,900
2/2 Historic Kenwood Bungalow, enclosed porch, new kitchen,
large dining room $158,900
Gated community, sunsets over Boca Ciega Bay, move in ready,
not a short sale, pool & clubhouse $149,900
1/1 787 sq ft condo, waterfront community, Bermuda Beach Complex $239,900
2/2 fixer upper $120,000
3/2 deep water canal, Italian tile, pool with cage, 10,0001b boat lift
office & 2 car garage $549,000
3/2 1385 sq ft, 55+ community, pool & clubhouse $110,000
2/2 1100 sq ft condo, water front community $109,900
3/1.5 dead end street, very quiet, great starter home, Mature trees
and landscaping $164,900
2/1 pool home, additional in-law space with 1 bedroom/ 3/4 bath $129,900
Commercial property with 4 offices in the building $149,900

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ETON- Town Shores on a Budget! Ground Floor'Deluxe'; Needs paint;
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KENMORE 401 End Unit 2br/2ba, this spacious condo is
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Annual renter in place.
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