Title: Gabber
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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 18, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
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this week...

Teen Adventure
Golf Course
see page 4

Music Jamboree
see page 5

Gulfport Centennial
Dance & Show
see page 6

Most Holy Name
Fish Fry Dinner
see page 11

Non-perishable Food
Needed For Pantry
see page 16

Tour Of Homes Is
Coming March 13
see page 21

Clam Bayou
Biannual Cleanup
see page 22

New Police Chief
Sworn In
see page 31

Adopt A Little
see page 34

Nautical Flea Market
see page 39


since 19681


Every Thursday

No.E 9 2144Febuar18Febuar 4 20101

Gulfport Council Candidate Hastings Signs
Stolen for the Third Time

By Leigh Clifton
Whether it was just sticky fingers or all-
out sabotage, City Council candidate David
Hastings said that 51 of his campaign signs
were stolen from people's lawns early Sunday
morning. Hastings stated that this is the third
time since January; there are three police
reports on record and the investigations by
the Gulfport P. D. are ongoing. But Sunday's
early morning thefts were a bit different from
the others; this time there was a witness.
Early Sunday morning, at approximately
2:30 am, Gulfport resident Teddy Kehoe
was sitting at his computer when he noticed
a newer model red dodge truck with custom
chrome rims and a Diamond-plate tool box in
the short bed stop by the front of his house

Please Fence Me In: No
Tethers for Gulfport Dogs
GULFPORT- City council approved an
ordinance that will outlaw tying dogs outside.
Councilmember Michele King initially
suggested the ordinance, and with the
agreement of all the other council members,
city staff drafted a tentative ordinance. The
ordinance makes some provisions
See Tether, page 3

on Shore Boulevard. Kehoe's house is directly
across from the Gulfport beach bathrooms
which are lit by large streetlamps. The truck
was driven by a dark haired male and stopped
almost directly under the streetlamp in front of
Kehoe's house. Kehoe then watched as a blond
woman wearing a light colored coat got out of
the truck and approached his house, crossing
over the grass and sidewalk. She then reached
out and stole a David Hastings' campaign sign
that Kehoe had placed on his lawn in support
of the candidate.
Kehoe yelled at the woman, who stopped and
looked right at him.
"I yelled, 'can you be that stupid'?" Kehoe
The male driver then yelled "Come on" for
See Signs, page 2

Marina and Library Now
Report to Manager
GULFPORT- In a move made by city manager
Jim O'Reilly to streamline the city and save
money, the municipal marina and the library
will now report directly to the city manager.
O'Reilly suggested eliminating the Leisure
Services Directorship, initially saving the city
roughly $70,000. The name
See Streamline, page 4

Gulfport Grasps Hands in Protest to Offshore Drilling

By Leigh Clifton
People stretched from the Casino to the Community Center in protest to off shore drilling. Locally organized
by Gulfport resident Daniel Hodge, last Saturday's event was part of a state wide Hands Across The Sand.
See Story, page 56

Signs, from front page
the girl to get in the truck and they
sped off according to Kehoe. Kehoe's
girlfriend, Gina Burke, called police,
who responded to the call and took a
police report.
"I saw the same red truck come
back by our house a little later with
a police car behind it," Kehoe said,
so I figured they must have caught
the guy who was driving, or at least
figured out who it was."
Asked before he entered the city
council meeting Tuesday night,
Hastings said that at least 51
yard signs had been stolen on that

night alone, although according to
Sergeant. Robert Burkhart, police
logs only document approximately
20 signs have been stolen since the
first initial report, dated January 17,
2010. But, according to Burkhart,
that number could easily be much
"There could be quite a lot more,"
he said. "A lot of people just don't
report them, because they think it's
too much trouble. But Hastings also
stated that on February 1, at least
one large plywood campaign sign, in
the vacant lot west of the Weichert
Realtors building on Gulfport
Boulevard, was taken down sometime

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during the night or early morning."
Burkhart said that Kehoe stated
that he could identify the girl if he
saw her again.
The investigation of the thefts
is ongoing; Burkhart is the lead
investigator on the case. Anyone
with any information on the thefts is
encouraged to call the Gulfport Police

Leigh Clifton can be reached at

Free Theater on the Bay
A night of movie magic under the
stars: The next City of Gulfport's
"Theater on the Bay" is tomorrow,
February 19 at 6:30 p.m. on the
Recreation Field (the corner of Shore
Blvd. S. and 58th St. South).
The free movie is Mr. Magorium's
Wonder Emporium; rated G. Molly
Mahoney is the awkward and insecure
manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder
Emporium, the strangest, most
fantastic, most wonderful toy store in
the world. But when Mr. Magorium,
the 243 year-old eccentric who owns
the store, bequeaths the store to her,
a dark and ominous change begins
to take over the once remarkable
Be sure to bring chairs, blankets,
family and friends by Boca Ciega Bay
under the stars! The Teen Council
will provide concessions for purchase.
And best of all, the movie is free!
Please watch the weather as if it is
inclement, the outside movie will be
cancelled with no storm date. Please
call 727-893-1118 for additional

Gabber February 18 February 24, 2010

Tether, from front page
for tethering a dog but, for the most
part, does not allow Gulfportians to
tether a dog.
The ordinance met with a wave of
emotional support from residents.
"What we have in our community
are animals that are alive but not
living," Dana Eckhart said to council.
She added that chained dogs could
not stop intruders and ended her
comments by reading a poem about
chained dogs, stopping several times
to compose herself.
Mary C I1.ill.I-y, who owns Reef Dog
Grooming and works with various
animal rescues, also spoke against
tethering animals. Lynda Sheehan,
who owns Auntie Lynda's Petcare,
also spoke against the practice. Many
of the people speaking had experience
with dogs getting injured, maimed,
or killed as a result of tethering.
David Hastings, who also supported
the ordinance, questioned the
numbers. He said that giving the
owners 10 days to correct a problem
was too long and said the city should
come back the next day to make sure
the owner had fixed the problem. He
also said that if the ordinance allowed
a tether that was up to one-eighth of
the dog's weight would allow a nine-
pound chain on a 75-pound dog.
The ordinance does allow tethering
a dog in certain instances but doesn't

Gabber February 18 February 24, 2010

always give concrete guidelines.
For example, it says that that a
dog owner may not tie out a dog
in extreme weather but does not
define "extreme." It does not allow
tethering of puppies, ill dogs, or in
any instances where the dog is not
within sight of the owner.
"This is the tethering part of it, but
if somebody's abusing an animal,
we're going to get involved," City
Manager Jim O'Reilly said.
Councilmembers agreed with
Hastings that 10 days seemed too

long for a dog owner to correct a
problem, and after hearing public
comment, councilmember Sam
Henderson suggested discussing the
ordinance further at the council's
next workshop. Henderson also
requested input from the police
After discussing the ordinance at
the February 25 workshop, Council
will vote a second and final time
on the ordinance at the March 16

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from front page
"Leisure Services" will still refer to the
city's cultural facilities, which include
the Casino, Catherine Hickman
Theater, recreation facilities, parks,
Gulfport Multipurpose Senior
Center, and Gulfport Extended
Minibus Service (GEMS) divisions,
led by long-term city employee Bob
Williams, who will answer to the city
manager directly.
Williams, whose new title is Parks
and Recreation Superintendent, will
receive roughly a 6% raise as well
as a higher ceiling for his salary.
O'Reilly said he based this on similar
positions in other organizations as
well as what other positions with
similar responsibilities in the city of
Gulfport receive.
Denis Frain will remain the
Harbormaster at the marina and
Kitty Smith will continue to run the
library. Both will report directly to
The move will initially save the city
almost $75,000, although because
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However, O'Reilly says, since the city
will no longer has to pay a director
of Leisure Services, the increase
in costs associated with Williams'
higher pay scale will still amount to
less than what the city would pay a
Director of Leisure Services.

Teen Adventure Course
GULFPORT- "It is an awesome
thing. It's very fun," Cameron
Harbachuk, Gulfport Teen Council
president, said of the Portable Team
Adventure Course, a team-building
Adventure Course that includes
teamwork and trust building.
The Teen Council received approval
from council to offer the adventure
course to local teens. The program
will cost about $30 a person and the
Teen Council will pay for this with
money it earns from selling snacks,
water and soda at local events. If
the Council does not have enough
money for to cover the costs, the
city's Leisure Services will absorb
the rest of the costs.

Pioneer Music Jamboree
February 20, 2010
Saturday 10-4
Event located at the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement
3130 31st Street South, St. Petersburg
Presented and Co-sponsored by the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement
and the City of St. Petersburg-Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Live Music -

Featuring the sounds of Walter Fields e

Clearwater Bluegrass

also performing
Bill Brooks
Pizazz Song & Dance Troupe
from St. Petersburg Little Theater
JoDell & the Mountain Road Band
Linda Darlin & the Literate League
Get an earful of the toe-tappin' can't sit still music of the fiddle, mandolin, harmonica,
and various bluegrass and country instruments.
Craft vendors will exhibit exciting sale items while local musicians entertain.
Don't miss the tractor pulled hayrides exploring the back woods!
We have two of the oldest wooden buildings in St. Petersburg, come see Woody's General Store.
Try your hand at log sawing and corn grinding.
The country store kitchen is always cooking fresh samples and be sure to visit the food
and refreshment area. You won't walk around hungry!
NATURE PRESERVE Admission: $5 adults $1 children (under 3 -free)

CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG For more information call 727-893-7326
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100th Anniversary Celebration
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Annual Dance & Show

Gulfport Centennial

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Friday Night February 26, 2010 at the Gulfport Casino
7 pm to 11 pm

Featuring Bobby Tess Playing
the Music of the past 100 years
And the

Song Styling's of Gail Biron & "E.Z" Zetta

Costume contest for favorite decade costumes
Tickets Still only $15.00

Reservations for Pre-Paid Tables of 8 only
All proceeds benefit the Gulfport Historical Museum and the
Gulfport Historical Society Scholarship Fund

Stetson Professor to
Speak at Library
Friends of the Library will host
Michael Allen, a Professor of Stetson
University, on Monday, February
22 at 2 p.m. Mr. Allen will present
a program on Constitutional Law.
The library is located at 3745 Ninth
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg.

Gulfport's Dance
of the Century!
Tickets are on sale now for the
Gulfport Centennial Dance on Friday,
February 26 from 7-11 p.m. at the
Gulfport Casino Ballroom. Live band,
Bobby Tess will be playing music
selections from the past 100 years.
Other live performances include Gail
Biron who will perform a rendition
of genres of music throughout the
first 50 years and E.Z. Zetta who will
perform songs of the last 50 years.
Ticket goers are encouraged to
participate in a costume contest for
favorite decade of costumes. Whether
you choose flapping twenties, wartime
forties, groovy sixties, disco seventies
or many of the other decades, you'll
be sure to have a lot of fun at this
great event celebrating Gulfport's
100 years of incorporation!
Prepaid reservations will be taken
for tables of eight, so don't wait to get
into the dance of the century! Tickets
are $15 and can be purchased at the
Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5501 Shore
Boulevard S., The Gulfport Chamber
of Commerce, 2800 58 Street S. or
call Cathy at 727-345-1501.

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Centennial Ball
The Gulfport Historical Society
wishes to thank several local
restaurants for generously
supplying food for the Centennial
Ball on February 26 at the Gulfport
Casino. Thanks to:
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Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30
p.m. The movie, "The Age of Stupid"
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affording residents of both Gulfport
and St. Petersburg the opportunity to
grow vegetables, annuals and other
non-permanent plants in a plot of
their own.
The garden is a grassroots endeavor
being coordinated by a group of local
gardening enthusiasts. It is supported
by the City of Gulfport and the South
49th Street Business Association. It
is intended to provide a sustainable,
educational, and aesthetically
appealing garden in the Gulfport
The garden is planned on Preston
Avenue between 51st and 52nd Street
South. Plots will be offered for $50
for a season, with two seasons a
year (March-August and September-
Organizers hope that eventually the
garden will offer educational courses
for both youth and adults on topics
ranging from organic gardening to
xeroscaping. The focus will be on
sustainable gardening.
The grassroots community group
is currently seeking volunteers to
help get the garden organized and
marketed to the community. Plots
may also be reserved at this time.
More information is available by
visiting www.so49.org.
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organizational meeting at a date
that will be announced soon. A "soft"
opening is planned for March 1 with a
target date of April 1 for a more public
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Annual Doll and
Bear Sale
The St. Petersburg Doll Club will
be sponsoring their 29th Annual Doll
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20 at the Minnreg Building, 6340 126
Avenue N. in Largo. Doll appraisals
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Most Holy Name
Fish Fry Dinners
Lent is coming soon and so are the
famous Fish Fry Dinners hosted by
the St. Vincent de Paul Society and
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Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic
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February 19, February 26, March 5,
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weekly varying side dishes of cole
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buttered potatoes and green beans.
Also included with dinners are roll
and butter, homemade desserts and
coffee or tea. Sodas and water will
be available at extra cost. Wine and
beer will be available for a donation.
This annual event has been held
for several years with all customers
enjoying the delicious food and

meeting many friends and gracious

Shell Club Annual
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The St. Petersburg Shell Club
proudly announces their 62nd Annual
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
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Monday, Course in Miracles, 7pm
Sat. 2/20 Psychic Reader, 12-3pm
Sun 2/21 Walk this way Pain relief
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Spaghetti Dinner at
Pilgrim Congregational
Pilgrim Congregational Church,
6315 Central Avenue, will hold a
spaghetti dinner on March 5 from
4:30-6:30 p.m. Includes salad,
bread, beverage and cake for $6.50
single and $3.50 for children under
10. There will be face painting and
games for children. Advance tickets
are discounted to $6 adult and $3.25
children. Call 347-1226 or 347-1227
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Unitarian Universalist
United Fellowship
5721 Central Ave.
We are a lay led Fellowship guided by truth,
reason and tolerance. We invite you to
discover Unitarian Universalism with us.
Discussion 10:15 AM
Program 11:00 AM

Pilgrim Congregational
United Church of Christ
You Are Always Welcome
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am
Nursery Available
Adult Sunday School 9:30 am
SWednesday Bible Study
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Sunday Sam & 10am Holy Eucharist
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Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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Food Pantry is Open
1st & 3rd Sundays
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Thursday Pastor's Book Study: 6:30pm
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The "Brass Roots
Trio" in Concert
Pass-A-Grille Beach Community
Church is proud to present the
internationally known "Brass Roots
Trio" on February 21 at 7:30 p.m. at
the church. The "Brass Roots Trio"
offers a new type of Jazz Vespers,
they intersperse gospel, jazz and
contemporary arrangements of
spirituals and hymns with narration
to provide an uplifting spiritual
experience. The trio has performed
across the US and UK in venues
including the Crystal Cathedral,
Cathedral of St. John the Divine and
Oxford University.
Pass-A-Grille Beach Community
Church is located 107 16 Avenue on
St. Pete Beach. For more information
please call the church at 727-360-
5508 or visit www.pagchurch.org.
Admission is free to everyone in the

Suncoast Sax
Quartet in Concert
The Suncoast Sax Quartet will
perform a concert at St. Matthew's
Episcopal Church, 738 Pinellas Point
Drive S. in St. Petersburg on Sunday,
February 21 at 3 p.m. Free admission,
donations accepted. The group plays
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TRInry ChuRch oF The Nazapene
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1000 55th Street S., Gulfport, FL 33707
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Sunday School 9:30 am
Worship Service 10:40 am
Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study
and Kids night Out 6:00 pm

Schedule of Worship
Sunday Worship
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Wednesday 10:00 AM

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Child Care
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Sunday Mornings
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Traditional Serv. 10:30a
Fellowship for all 11:30a
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A Different Point of View
Dear Editor: This is in response to
William Miller's letter in the Feb. 11,
2010 issue.
A shrimper that operates his
boat recklessly and seemingly
intentionally endangering other
boats is not getting a bad rap. Do not
blame the anchored boats that have
a right to be near the channel as
well as elsewhere. The shrimp boat
in question departed the channel
on three occasions by a distance of
600 feet on purpose, not by mistake.
That's not near the channel. Evidence
of the incident should exist on the
GPS chart plotter of the offending
vessel that would clearly show the
intentional course diversion and the

zig -zagging of the shrimp boat in
the area 600 feet east of the Gulfport
channel. The boat's track history
can be easily downloaded from the
onboard GPS system onto an SD or
other type of external media card for
review.The GPS keeps a record of the
boats movements.
Of course anchored boats should
expect wakes, but the incident I
referred to was a wake by a shrimp
boat passing as close as 20 feet to
other boats at maximum wake speed.
This boat went out of his way to
zig- zag as close as he could to the
anchored boats for a thrill, not once
but on three different occasions,
maybe more.
As for the strong southwest wind
making worse waves that a boat

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Third Saturday Art Walk
Celebrate a new decade at Gulfport's Third Saturday Art Walk on Saturday,
February 20, 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, including Rebel Pride,
Paul Anthony and others will be appearing at venues throughout the Village.
Observe the talented artists at work all along Beach & Shore Boulevards, as
well as the free glass-blowing demonstrations by award-winning artist Owen
Pach at the Industrial Arts Center, who is also offering "Blow Your Own" mini-
classes in glass blowing.
Gulfport Art Walk takes place on the First Friday and Third Saturday of
every month, year-round. Parking is free, the event is free and free trolley rides
are available from off-site parking areas, including nearby Catherine Hickman
Theatre and Gulfport Public Library. Pet and family friendly! Experience a
unique dining, shopping and cultural experience unlike any other. Once you
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For information on many other Gulfport events, go to www.exploregulfport.
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wake; not so. Anchored boats always
feather into the wind and waves,
taking both on the bow or nearly so.
The waves from the errant shrimp
boat were taken on the boats' beam,
and that made the effect much
I do agree with Mr. Miller that some
anchor lights that are not properly
displayed by boats, often causing
them to blend into the shore-lit
background. Worse yet are the many
anchored boats that don't display
any anchor light at all, and those
offenders endanger the boating public
and should be ticketed to their knees.
But that does not excuse the shrimp
boat barreling through the anchored
boats that he surely knew were there
at night. He should have maintained
his straight course from the first Bay
Way Bridge to the Gulfport channel
without the intentional 600-foot
diversion. What was this captain
The behavior of this reckless
captain should not be brushed aside
because of the money brought to the
marina nor the short duration of his
stay in our area. That's a ridiculous
diversion from the facts. The captain
should be a responsible good neighbor
during his visit ... not a cowboy.
About the live-aboards: The
incident in question occurred in St.
Petersburg that does not have a
no-live-aboard ordinance. So why
did Mr. Miller even bring this up.
Yes, Gulfport does have a no-live-
aboard ordinance that I doubt would
survive a Supreme Court challenge.
And whose fault would it be if the
shrimp boat slammed into a live-
aboard boat?
I would like to point out to Mr.
Miller, that I am not a live-aboard
as reported by Ms. Clifton. I am a
full time cruiser who also uses the
boat to race and cruise. I am also a
prominent yachting writer, and my
boat is my experience platform. And
these uses of my boat exclude me
from the legal live-aboard definition,
according to the Florida Supreme
Mr. Miller, get your facts straight
before you spout off. Trying to
pass the blame for dangerous boat
operation on the anchored boats is
Bruce Bingham

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Annual Flea Market
& Plant Sale
The Garden Club of St. Petersburg
will hold its 53rd Annual Flea Market
& Plant Sale at the corner of Park St.
and Fifth Ave. S. in St. Petersburg.
Thursday, February 25 is Preview
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9-1. Event features books, clothing,
jewelry, antiques, household items,
garden doo dads, plants and more
at bargain prices. A homemade
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at Lutheran Church of the Cross,
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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.
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to benefit the Historic Building
Restoration Fund and Suncoast
Hospice Foundation of Florida. This
fun packed event will be held on
Saturday, March 6 at the Hospice
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from 3-7 p.m. This is a family event
with lots of things for the kids such
as face painting, clowns, balloons
and more. Cost is $15 for adults,
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Live music. Line dancing. For more
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Go Red for Women
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Women who support the American
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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
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are doing well, Katie will watch them
more than me. I watched a lot of the
luge. I thought the officials should have
been aware of those exposed poles on
that luge course. They had no padding
at all and I think they should have
already built that wall, especially on
those turns and at those speeds. We
watched it anyway but it was kind of
sad to think that racer could have lived
if there had been more precautions
on the course. For some reason, we
missed the opening ceremonies to the
games though; I guess we should have
recorded them too. We would have seen
the tribute to the guy who died on the
luge track. But I'm glad they stopped
showing the highlight on TV. It was a
gruesome sight."

Tammy Garner, St. Pete: "I've
been watching but not every night.
I work two jobs so I don't get much
TV time. I love to watch the Snow-
boarding; that's one of my favorites.
That red-headed dude is hilarious.
He has a great sense of humor and
he's an awesome athlete and snow-
boarder. I heard him give some
great interviews. He's so laid back
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Winter Olympics are my favorite,
rather than the Summer Games.
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blew all the other skaters away. He
was behind and on the last lap he
came from out of nowhere and just
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Rick Foulk, Gulfport: "I don't
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I do, I'll watch the skiing, especially
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bobsledding is always pretty cool
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in "Gulfport: The Musical".
"Ain't Retirement (G.nil1' 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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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
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Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce
have partnered to host the "Building
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February 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The fair will be held at the St. Pete
Beach Community Center, 7701
Boca Ciega Drive, and is free and
open to the public though donations
for the Gulf Beaches Relay for Life
can be made at the event. A variety
of businesses and organizations will
be present with products, services
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Gulfport Springfest
The 15th Annual Gulfport
Springfest Street Festival
celebration is planned for Saturday,
March 27 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
along historic Beach Boulevard. The
event is co-produced by the Gulfport
Chamber of Commerce and the City
of Gulfport. Proceeds to benefit
Charities of Gulfport Chamber of
Commerce. Bring the whole family,
a few friends or a whole crew to enjoy
the festivities. The event will host an
array of food, art and craft vendors
as well as the Bonnet Parade & Hat
Contest participants are encouraged
to create their own hat masterpieces
and attend the festivities with simple
materials and some creativity. Hats
can be fancy, fashionable, weird,
cartooned, kitschy or themed. Any
materials may be used. There is only
one rule your chapeau must fit over
your head! Whether you aspire to
become the next great hat designer
or are seeking to win the contest, be
sure to add lots of embellishments,
doo-dads, and goo-gas for the chance
to become the judges' champion.
Participants will be judged during
the parade at 4 p.m. and the winners
will be announced immediately
Prizes will be given in the following
categories: Judges' Favorite, Biggest
Hat, Most Creative, Best Pet Hat
and "Seriously?". Prizes will include
donated items or gift certificates
from area merchants.
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activities for the kids. Additionally,
other venues downtown such as
the Art Village Courtyard will also
feature music and live glass blowing
demonstrations at the Industrial
Arts Center.
The Spring Fest event is free to the
public and free parking is available
in and around downtown and the
City's historic trolley will offer free
rides giving access to more remote
parking locations.
Vendors can download an
application at SIKPromotions.com
or call 727-322-5217. For more

information, please contact the
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce at

Women's Club
Annual Flea Market
The Pasadena Women's Club Annual
Flea Market will be held on February
27 at 8 a.m. with something for
everyone. The club is located at the
corner of Central Avenue and Sunset
Drive. New members are always

guyport s6th Annual

PTimIamingo Home Tour!

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

10am till 5pm
Rain or Shine!

ap & Tickets $12 available day of event
cu or check wily
Start @ Scout Hall
5315 28th Ave. S Gulfport 33707
Trolley Service ailable and recommended

Additional Info:
SGulfport Chamber of Commerce

Dolly Tickell, Event Coordinator

AMY JO MARTIN, Attorney at Law
(727) 688-0638 8140 35th Avenue North, St. Petersburg
Affordable Legal Work with Your Fixed Income in Mind.
Free House Calls, Free Initial Phone Consultation; Old Fashioned Values
Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate, Powers of Attorney, Medical Directives
The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements.
Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.

Customer Appreciation Day

n Ar ii Saturday
I February 20th
S11:30 2:30 pm

Turkey $ cf Premium Sliced $5.00 La
Sandwich3O 00 Deli Ham $.00 LB.

Serving Deli Sandwiches Corn Chowder
Cup $1.95 / Bowl $2.95

Fried Cod Sandwich w/fries or fried clams


Gulfport Senior Center


Pledge $1 per mile (18 miles)
to cheer on Gulfport's
Mike Calamari
as he runs the "Around the Bay Marathon"
in Hamilton Harbour & Lake Ontario Canada
March 29th, 2010

Make your check payable to
Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation
5501 27th Ave. So., Gulfport, FL. 33707


Fish Fry at Gulfport
United Methodist
The annual United Methodist Men's
Fish Fry has been set for Friday,
March 5 from 5-7 p.m. by the United
Methodist Men of First United
Methodist Church. Dinner will be
served in the fellowship hall at the
church, 2728 53 Street S. Featuring
the always popular menu of fried
fish, cole slaw, tartar sauce, baked
bean, hushpuppies, grits, tea, coffee
and dessert and all you care to eat
at a donation of $7.95, this annual
event continues be bigger and better
each year. Take outs are available.
Advance tickets are strongly
suggested in order to assure an
adequate supply of fish. Tickets are
available at the church office or by
calling Les McEwen at 321-3672.

Clam Bayou Cleanup
The City of Gulfport will be hosting
the bi-annual Spring Florida Coastal
Cleanup on Saturday, March 20
from 9 a.m. to noon at Clam Bayou
Nature Park (49th St. S. to 19th Ave.
S. east to Miriam St.) in Gulfport.
People with non-motorized vessels
(kayaks and canoes) as well as
people traveling via land based are
encouraged to sign up at the Clam
Bayou the day of the event for an
enjoyable day while lending a hand
to help keep the Bayou clean.
Beverages and lunch is provided to
all dedicated volunteers. For more
information on the cleanup, please
contact 727-893-1092 or 727-893-

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

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6 up to: amount to
9 Land surrounded by
13 Take _: borrow money
14 In of
16 Person everyone blames
17 Fire from a job
18 Boesky or Lendl
19 Gamble badly
20 Cash substitute at stores
23 Letter after wye
24 Word before Glory or
25 J. Edgar Hoover's crew
27 a Ilving: made
30 Upcoming graduates:
33 Mortgage
34 Na Na"
35 Citrus fruits
37 Extra cost for buying
on time
41 Cowboy's rope
42 Snake-shaped fish
43 Sajak and Summerall
44 Sylvester Stallone s
45 Kind of hound

48 Erie, Lehigh Valley, etc.
49 Baseball great Mel
50 Had dinner
52 Old-time jail for
59 Piece of window glass
60 Three Blind
61 I feel as a snake!
63 Thanks _
64 Minor argument
65 Dodger shortstop in Hall
of Fame
66 More or
67 City thoroughfares abbr
68 Donkeys


1 Prince or Holbrook
2 Actor Guinness
3 Lillian, Philip, or David
4 People, Time, and
5 Sleeper's sound
6 "1 cannot tell _
7 Female opera singer
8 Church official
9 Eskimo's home: var
10 Before long
11 Worst place in a race

12 Summer, in Paris
15 Sam
21 Web-footed honkers
22 In a strange way
25 After everything else
26 American flag-maker
28 Sounds of satisfaction
29 Fixed prices
30 Stain or smudge
31 Leases
32 Supersonic planes
33 Diamond and Abner
36 Has a great effect on
38 Mechanical man
39 Letter between oh
and cue
40 Marriage-vows location
46 Tiny particles
47 Undresses
51 Princess's crown
52 Roy Rogers and
53 Baseball great Slaughter
54 Wagers
55 Beat it!
56 Dogs, cats, etc.
57 Bullfight shouts
58 Win by a
59 Buddy
62 Unseld. of
basketball fame


International Major Medical


Lloyd's of London

IFlorida Insurance Service
South Pasadena, FL.

Gabber February 18 February 24, 2010

Cosmopolitan Cuisine

Sunday Brunch Buffet

11:00 am 2:00 pmlr

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By Matthew Margolis
Not for the Pet
Product Cemetery
There are more useless, overpriced
products cluttering the pet market
than there is snow in Washington
this week. But as Beltway residents
turn snow into snow angels, it seems
a good time to highlight some worthy
pet products -- products that belong in
the home and not in the pet product
Canine car seats or crates: This
may seem absurd to some, as dogs
have been hopping into the backs
of pickup trucks since Henry Ford
unveiled the first factory-assembled
pickup in 1925 -- with a pricetag of
$281. Clearly, times have changed.
There are now more vehicles, moving
at higher speeds, traveling for longer
distances, on vastly more complex
roads, not to mention highways. And
that's not all that's changed. Most
cities and many towns have passed
laws or ordinances prohibiting
animals from riding unrestricted in
open beds. This is for the safety of

the pet, as well as other motorists.
Pets jumping or falling out of truck
beds or car windows force oncoming
drivers to swerve and possibly cause
an accident. Car seats for dogs are as
important as car seats for kids.
Pet-alert decals for home windows: I
don't know what genius came up with
this simple idea, but it's a winner.
Pet owners can affix Pet Alert decals
to a prominent window or glass
door of their home. These bright red
and white stickers include a place
for the owner to fill in the details
-- number of pets, type of pet and
even your pet's name. Emergency
units responding to a call to your
residence can determine whether
there is anyone inside who might
need rescuing. And the decals serve
as potential deterrents to burglars
and other ne'er-do-wells. Pet Alert
decals can be ordered online, found
in some pet supply stores or may
even be available through your local
fire department.
Microchip technology: Whoever says
technology causes more harm than
good has never lost a dog. About the

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call a good neighbor.

Call me and I'll help you get the right life insurance
for you and your family.

Whitman Insurance Agency Inc.
Brenda Whitman, Agent
5308 Gulfport Blvd. So
Gulfport, FL 33707
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size of a grain of rice, a microchip
carrying an ID number is implanted
into the animal by a vet using a
hypodermic needle. The procedure
is considered about as painful as a
vaccination shot, and costs range
from $25 to $65 -- far less than the
cost of printing fliers and offering
rewards should your dog go missing.
The next step is to register your dog
with an agency. Agency fees vary, but
the chip is useless if your pet is not
registered. The agency records the
pet's chip ID number, along with the
correlating contact information for
you and your vet. Most veterinarians
and shelters are equipped with
scanners that can read these chips,
and that's how some 1,400 lost pets
are reunited with their owners every
day. Collars with tags are important,
too, but they sometimes disappear.
Products that improve visibility:
Fluorescent leashes and collars may
appear gaudy in the light of day, but
they look downright smart when
walking a dog late at night. And
another useful tool for walking your
dog in the dark is a flashlight.
I don't typically pitch products, but
this one earns an exception. I live in
a rural area where there's no such
thing as a streetlight for miles in any
direction. Come sundown, though, I
still have to walk the dogs. So when
I heard about the Rogue dual-output
LED flashlight from Icon, I wanted
to try it out. Made of aluminum, it's
as light as a cell phone and small
enough to slip into a pocket. It's
designed for the outdoors and feels
practically indestructible. But what
won me over is the LED light and
custom grip -- it's so bright and easy
to handle that I no longer stumble
around in the dark trying to keep up
with three dogs blessed with night-
While there are myriad pet products
deserving of an immediate headstone
in the pet product cemetery, each
of these stands out as a worthy
investment for pet owners.

Gabber February 18 February 24, 2010

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

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

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

Volunteer Opportunities
Senior Center:
Contact Cynthia at 893-1231

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

1135 Pasadena Ave. So.
Suite 140
South Pasadena

Estate Planning
Medicaid Planning
Real Estate, Sales/Closing
Business Law
Elder Law
Personal Injury
Nursing Home Issues
*The hiring of an attorney is an important decision
that should not be based solely upon advertising.
Before you decide, ask us to send you free written
information about our qualifications and experience

Gabber February 18 February 24, 2010

SPCA Pet of the Week
Little sli.il...\ is a 5 year old DSH and a total delight.
She was born on a farm a few years ago but her owners
are having to move to a small apartment where there is
a No Pet policy. Therefore, she is with us until you come
and meet her. She's absolutely fantastic: so friendly, easy
going, affectionate and loving. She is a Purr-fect lap cat.
All the changes in her life in the last few days have made
her a little nervous and shy, but she will warm up once
she gets to know you. And in all seriousness... apparently she is allergic to
fish! Meet lhi..I,..- at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130 Avenue N. in Largo, or call

Friends of Strays
Please come by and consider adopting me. I am a
beautiful pure white DSH with gorgeous golden eyes
who is very playful and active for a five year old. I
D have been in a cage at the shelter for a while and
am longing for a good forever home where I can be a
"Princess". I prefer to be in a quiet home and need
to be the only pet. All adoption fees include spay/
neuter, microchip, vaccines and county license. For
more information call 727-522-6566. All adult cat
adoption fees are reduced the month of February to

ItStoroscoDe Guide

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll
solve a mystery. You'll get instinctual
knowledge, but will be unable to
substantiate it right away. You'll be
correct, and yet the others may not
agree. So take your information and
lay it out in front of you. Examine
all of the pieces, and figure out how
they fit together. Friday brings a
satisfying answer.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're
working on something big, and it's
probably starting to affect your
domestic life, relationships and job.
What's going on in your inner world
is more important than keeping up
around the house. Friends start to
wonder about you, and the boss casts
suspicious glances. Follow through
with your ideas. Make it real.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You
can't possibly start out with a proper
perspective on your situation. It's only
natural that you would see things too
closely. To free yourself, you must
make the effort to detach and rise
above the situation. Reading about
how other people in the world are
living will help you gain a healthier
and more empowering view.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20).
Someone is on your mind, and the
feelings aren't resolved. In theory,
you might enjoy it if this person
ached to be near you. However, in
actuality, you would only be pleased
for a few minutes, and then you
would be seriously annoyed. Things
are the way they are for a reason.
Your current status is a good one.
GEMINI (clI.l 21-June 21). You
could argue with reality, but that
would be silly. It is what it is, and
wanting it to be different won't change
a thing. But if you can close your eyes
and go somewhere beautiful for a few
minutes, you'll find that when you
open them again, things will have
changed. Your absence and presence
alters destiny.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll
be on the move. Exercise helps

you work out your life, especially
walking. When you journey through
the streets, your mind walks through
ideas. You may not even be conscious
of the process, but with each step
you'll get a little more clear about
what you think, how you want to
behave and what to do next.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There's
a fine line between self-care and
self-involvement. Can you nurture
yourself without becoming overly
focused on all things "you"? This
week brings a good balance. The fact
is that you've been giving like crazy
and now it's time to give to yourself.
The good you do for yourself, you will
simultaneously be doing for others.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You
don't mind confronting people with
the truth, and you certainly aren't
afraid to do so. That's why it's
important to use good judgment this
week. There's a lot that doesn't need
to be said. Your actions will say it all,
especially if you simply walk away in
favor of finding company with those
you know you can trust.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll
have your feelers out, looking for
new connections. Your network will
grow this week, and it's your job to
make sure it grows in a way that will
enhance your life. Consider the basic
nature of people before you befriend
them. If you choose nice people, then
later you won't have to tell anyone to
be nice.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's
natural, from time to time, to feel
depleted by life. It will happen during
this busy week, and you can take this
as a signal to stop everything and dip
into your greatest energy source --
the love in your heart. The love inside
you has the potential to change the
world. Of course, you have to give it
away first.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
You'll see a way to improve things,
but it may not be your place to speak
up about it. Or perhaps the timing is


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just wrong. But rest assured, there
are a few other people thinking the
same thing you are thinking about
the situation. So when you feel the
moment is right to speak up, you'll
have support.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A
project is wearing on your nerves. Is
this really something you can learn
from? Will it really put more money
or more beauty into your world?
Hopefully, you have encouraging
friends who will reiterate to you
that this is not a lost cause. There
is something great and workable in
your endeavor. Do not give up yet!
This Week's Birthdays: You'll
stand independently when you need
to prove something. And you'll also
work harmoniously with others, as
teamwork is your preferred way
of getting things done. A loving
relationship develops in an even more
supportive direction over the next
10 weeks. Your project gets a green
light in March. April brings a stroke
of financial good fortune. You could
move into a new home or refinance
the one you have in June. July brings
together family and friends for an
important celebration.

Music at Gulfport
Beach Pavilion
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Carol & Joe, Karaoke Kraze
Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Jules w/your Country favorites. Come
join us.
Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Melody Tunes Karaoke
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Cookie returns with karaoke & danc-
Friday, 1-4 p.m.
Joanne & Chris, The Silver Spinners
Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Jay & Lolita "Toonsters"
Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Italian American accordion by Woody
for fun & dancing
Donations accepted
Weather permitting

Gabber February 18 February 24, 2010

"Antiques in the Park"
Show Returns
Gulfport's new "Antiques in the
Park" series will return to ( 'yI i.-
Park on Saturday, March 6 from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This outdoor
antiques and collectibles fair is
co-sponsored by the Gulfport Lions
Club and the City of Gulfport and
is held in the first block of Beach
Boulevard at the intersection of
Gulfport Boulevard.
There will be a great assortment of
vintage fun for sale at Antiques in
the Park, including estate jewelry,
oldpottery, art, china and glassware,
clocks, old beer signs, tools, linens,
toys, and furniture. Admission and
parking for the public is free. The
rain date for the show is the next
day, Sunday, March 7. Antique
dealers should call 727-421-0441 for


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Helping Hands for Kids in Need
The Gulfport
Women's Club
10 meeting at the
house. The guest
speakers were
Keli Mondello
and Denise
Slater from
Angels Against
Abuse, Inc.
This volunteer
Pictured: Keli Mondello, Frances Vitale, meeting chairwoman, provides support,
Denise Slater and Jean Jaworowski, GWC President monetarily and
through hands-
on volunteer hours, to neglected and abused children who are removed from
abusive situations. The mission of Angels Against Abuse, Inc. is to build
awareness and educate the community with regard to existing neglect and
abuse against children. The members of GWC donated hundreds of items that
children need, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, stuffed animals,
puzzle books, cards and story books. Mondello and Slater told of the problems
in the county and the need for help to care for the children when they are
removed from their homes. This organization works along with many other
organizations that care for children such Sally House, Social Services and
Foster Care program, etc. GWC donated $100 to help with the needs of the
children. Many members supported the organization by becoming members.
The Gulfport Women's Club is a volunteer organization working to better


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Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068

mygulfport.us and follow the links:
City Departments, Leisure services,
Rec. Center.
Tomlinson Skate Park Sticker
Annual cost $5 res./$10 non-res. Reg-
istration: Age 17 and under must be
accompanied by a parent, have proof
of residency and fill a consent form.
Availability to register: Monday
through Fr-i.ily 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
* Zumba- Starts Thursday, March
4th, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call Daniela at
561-302-6174 for more info.

CLASSES Call instructor for
more information
* AAYA Cheerleading- Tues. 6-7:45
p.m. Call AAYA at 813-885-2292
* AAYADance- 6-8:45p.m. CallAAYA
at 813-885-2292
* Basic Drawing- Thurs., 1-3 p.m.
Call Doug at 643-2554
* Dog Obedience Call Lisa at
* Fencing Wed., 4:30 & 5:30 p.m.
Call Jim Campoli at 813-855-3112.
* Gymnastics Fri., 5:30 p.m. Call
Barbara at 804-9400.

* Karate Mon. & Fri., 6:30 p.m. Call
Diane at 459-1399.
* Knitting Class- Thurs. 10:30 a.m.
Call Latoya at 823-0437
* Nia Wed., 9:00 am. Call Kaluwa at
* Noisemakers Mon., 6 p.m. Call
Gabe at 345-7472.
* Sumyie -Wed., 6 p.m. Call Mike at
* 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.
* 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 Story
Writers: Every Wednesday, 10:00
Testing for 2010 Census Jobs:
Tuesday through February,
3:00-6:00 pm. FMI: go online at
www.2010censusjobs.gov or call toll-
free: 1-866-861-2010.
AARP Tax Aid: Fri.\i, through
April 9. Doors open at 10:00 am, no
new clients admitted after 3:00 pm.
A free service for seniors & others
on low or fixed incomes. First-come,
first-served. Bring all tax papers
and a copy of last year's return.
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.
Crafts Club for All Ages: Satur-
days, February 20 & 27, 2:00 pm.
Presented by Pat Brinkley.

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 & O 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.)
Genealogy Discussion Group:
Saturday, February 27, 1:00 pm.


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

Open Mni.iIy-Fii.,Iy 10 am-7 pm
& Saturday: 10 am-4 pm
All meetings and programs are FREE

Gabber February 18 February 24, 2010

Slices City Sponsored Activities

S ri in the Community

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

Join our E-mail List:
Send us your e-mail at cdean@
mygulfport.us and we will send you
our monthly activity calendar and
Annual Senior Follies: Our annual
Senior Follies is scheduled for Fri.
Mar. 26 at 7pm in the Hickman
Theater. This annual event offers a
variety of entertainment and always
sells out quickly. Tickets ($7.00) are
available at the Senior Center.
New: Beginners and Open Studio:
A new art Class for beginners will
be offered on Mondays from 4-6pm
starting on Mon. Feb. 22nd. This will
also be an open studio for the more
experienced artists. Call the Senior
Center now to reserve space in this
free class.
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
Folk Dance Class for Beginners:
The Italian American Society of St.
Petersburg will teach Folk Dance
Classes for beginners for those who
want to be a part of their dance group.
Class for newcomers is on T1h u '-1. Ly
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 info.
Senior Center Activities Held Off
Yoga Every Wed. at noon, Gulfport
Chair Yoga every Wed. at 1:30pm,
Gulfport Casino.
Line Dancing Class every Thurs.
at 9:30am, Gulfport Casino._
Tai Chi Every Tues. & Thurs at
9am, Gulfport Rec Center
Gabber February 18 February 24, 2010

All classes are free but must be a
registered Senior Center member to
Movie Day: Cabaret on Mon. Feb.
22 at 12:45pm in Hickman Theater.
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 Tuesday.
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
Stretching for Seniors: Every
Tues. at 11:15am
Wii Bowling: every Thurs. at 1pm
and every first and third Tues. at
6:30pm. More bowlers are needed
for the evening sessions so 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 Tues. at 10am.
Great quilting projects! Newcomers
Writers Group: Share your creative
stories, essays, etc. with our Writers
Group every Fri. at 10am.
Ongoing Support Groups:
Diabetic Support (Every Mon. at
Hearing Support (1st & 3rd Mon at
Vision Support (2nd & 4th Mon at
Coming in March
Advanced Directives Presentation,
Mon. Mar. 8 at 6pm
Transportation Fair, Wed. Mar. 24 at
Census Info, Mon. 4-6pm (starts Mar.

Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-1070
Overeaters Anonymous: Sun.

5501 27th Ave. So.
Island Community Theatre
Feb. 18-21
Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Sun. Matinee, 2 p.m.
Tickets $15, Fri. & Sat.
2 for $20 Thurs.
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Fri Feb. 19, 7-10pm
Tks $10, 727-394-3881
Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun., Feb. 21, 6-10pm
USA Ballroom Dance
Mon., Feb. 22, 7-10pm
$5 Members, $7 Nonmembers

Every Tuesday
12 3pm- Ballroom Lessons $7
12-1 Inter, 1-2 Beg., 2-3 Dancing
6:30-10:30pm-Argentine Tango $7
6:30-1st Timers, 7-8-Beg. Lesson,
8-10:30pm Practica/Milonga
Every Wednesday
6-11pm- Swing Dance $7
6-8 Lessons, 8-11 pm Swing Dance
Every Thursday
7-10pm-Salsa Dance $7
7-8:30pm Lessons,
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Get Rescued...
In Gulfport
Get Rescued... In Gulfport,
the animal rescue festival and
fundraiser, is preparing for its
sixth annual event to take place
on Saturday, February 27 from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Animal rescue
organizations, many appearing with
adoptable pets, take over Beach Blvd.
to raise money and awareness for
their causes. Additionally, animal-
related vendors, artists and crafters
offer their wares to festival-goers.
Each year, hundreds of attendees,
many accompanied by their own
canine companions, make their way
to Gulfport to participate in what
has become a beloved tradition.
Pet related activities include agility
contests, a pet and their people
dance contest, training demos and
more. Come meet the author, Allison
Cesario Paton, and get a signed
copy from The Mrs. Bundle Mystery
Series-they make great gifts for
your fellow pet-lovers! Visit the
Chihuahua Pavilion for fun contests
where contestants will participate in
the Mexican Hat dance, bring their
best dressed Fidos and a look-a-like
Participants are encouraged to
bring donations of dog and cat food
and cat litter to be distributed to the
rescues. This popular event, which
GMA helps to sponsor, has evolved
from one block and a handful of
animal rescue groups in its first
year to a popular and beloved event
representing over 60 animal rescue
groups from throughout the region.
It is one of the largest such events in

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the nation. All proceeds from vendor
fees and sponsors benefit the non-
profit rescue groups.
One component which continues
this year is a Get Rescued
Celebration held later in the evening
after the daytime event. This year,
the celebration will be held at the
Gulfport Casino from 7-11 p.m.
Festivities will include music and
dancing, cash bar, hors d'oeuvres,
opportunity drawings and silent
auctions with a wide variety of items
provided by Gulfport merchants and
supporters of the individual rescues.
$20 tickets for the celebration will be
available in advance at Reef Dog or
Domain Home Accessories, or tickets
can be purchased at the door.
Supporters can become involved
in Get Rescued by sponsoring an
individual animal rescue group for
$50, which will include a prominent
sign at that group's Beach Blvd.
booth. Additionally, donations of
merchandise or gift certificates for
the silent auction and drawings
will be appreciated. Get Rescued is
proudly sponsored/co-sponsored by
the City of Gulfport, The Gulfport
Merchants Association, Pet Angel
and more. The daytime event is free
for the public to attend.
For more information, visit
GetRescuedinGulfport.com or
contact Lynda Shehan at 727-323-
3892 or email nolringmaster@
aol.com. Pet friendly vendors and
rescue groups can download the
applications at SIKPromotions.com
or call 727-322-5217.

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Stetson Law Excels
at Graduating
Hispanic students
GULFPORT: Stetson University
College of Law has again been
listed among the top 25 law
schools graduating Hispanics in
The Hispanic Outlook in Higher
Education. The December 2009
Hispanic Outlook listed Stetson
Law 15th among law schools across
the country graduating the most
Hispanic students.
Stetson Law's Hispanic students
have established a strong tradition of
community and public service. David
Fernandez, president of Stetson's
Hispanic Bar Association, made
history on Feb. 11 when he became
the first law student to receive
the Clearwater Bar Foundation
Excellence in Pro Bono Award.
Fernandez received the award for his
work to provide Spanish-speakers
with access to legal documents
through a translation project.
Stetson's HBA was also honored for
extraordinary service by the Florida
Supreme Court with the Chief
Justice's Voluntary Bar Association
Pro Bono Service Award in 2006.
The Hispanic Outlook gathered
statistics on the top 25 law schools
from the Integrated Postsecondary
Education Data System. The
magazine reports on the top U.S. law
schools for Hispanics every year.

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Local Obituaries
Gulfport, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010,
at Abbey Rehabilitation & Nursing
Center, where she received loving
care. She was Catholic and a member
of Holy Name Catholic Church. She
was preceded in death by her par-
ents, Quincy and Mary Ann Kelly;
first husband Guyton H. Barineau;
second husband Philip Conery; and
brother Haywood Kelly. She is sur-
vived by her daughter and son-in-
law Lynda F. Tyrrell and Gerald J.
Sirgey; son Terry G. Barineau (Syl-
via); step daughter Mary Ann Con-
ery; step sons Murray and Wayne
Conery; brothers Herschel and Dale
Kelly; four grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren. A memorial
service will be held at a later date in
Tallahassee. ALifeTribute Funeral-
Care Gulfport.

57, USMC Vietnam War Veteran, of
Gulfport, died Feb. 6, 2010. To sign
guestbook and to read full obituaty
visit: www.veteransfuneralcare.com,

South Pasadena, died Feb. 5, 2010.
Born in Cambridge, MA; WWII Air
Force veteran; attorney with the Of-
fice of Chief Counsel in Atlanta, GA;
appointed by President Jimmy Carter
to Senior Executive Service; retired
in 1980 to St. Petersburg. He is sur-
vived by daughters, Barbara Boggess
& Betty Cagle & 6 grandchildren.

NA M., 84, of Gulfport,
passed away in her sleep
at home on Tuesday,
Feb. 9, 2010. She was
a loving mother, grand-
mother, great-grandmother and wife
of John A. Le Clair for 60 years. She
was a great friend to many. She
grew up in Revere, MA and moved
to Gulfport with her husband over
25 years ago. She loved her children,
grandchildren, great-grandchildren
and her poker games with brother
Fred Caissie and her husband John.
She loved to play Bingo every Mon-

day night at Holy Name and enjoyed
all the friends throughout the years
she had made there. She loved her
best friend of many years Dorothy
Bernard and enjoyed weekly lunch
dates with her and her daughter
Linda at KC' Restaurant. Tuesday
night was especially important to
her, family night watching Ameri-
can Idol. She is survived by her sons,
Robert, Peter, William, Edward (wife
Diane), and Fred Le Clair. Daugh-
ters Linda Hilton, Patricia Reilly,
Teresa Frazier (husband Tim) and
Mildred Mazzone (husband Mark),
her sister Teresa Kearns of Revere,
MA and her brother Fredrick Caissie
of St. Petersburg. She will be missed
by her children, her many grandchil-
dren, great-grandchildren, nieces,
nephews and friends. Christina was
preceded in death by her sons John
and George Le Clair. A Celebration
of Life Service will be Friday, Feb.
19th at A Life Tribute Funeral Home,
5601 Gulfport Blvd. S., Gulfport from
1-2 p.m. Following service will be at
Positive Impact, 2750 34 St. S., St.
Petersburg at 2:30. Please come and
join us in the celebration of her life.
Prayer for Our Mom
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I ask You Lord, my mom to keep,
Walk with her through each new
Be the light that guides her way,
Give her rainbows 'midst the rain'
And comfort her in times of pain,
Give her windows, open doors,
And faith to travel unknown shores,
And when she wakes to meet the
Make Yours the face she looks upon.

South Pasadena, passed away Feb.
11, 2010. Michael served in the Ko-
rean War where he earned seven
service medals. He also worked as
a lithographer for many years. Mi-
chael is survived by his beloved wife
of 55 years Ella; sons David and Tom
(Inez); and grandchildren Sarah &
Ben. Graveside services will be 10:30
am Sunday in Chapel Hill Memorial
Park, Largo. Guestbook @ davidc-
gross.com David C. Gross Funeral
Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-


91, of South Pasadena, died Thurs-
day, Feb. 11, 2010, at Hospice House
Woodside. She came here in 1958
from her native Hartford, CT. She
was Roman Catholic. Beloved moth-
er of daughters, Denise C. Dowling,
Clearwater, Donna M. Aitchison,
South Pasadena, Diane M. Chavez,
Dunedin; sons, Robert E. Cordier,
Greenville, SC, Edward P. Cordier,
St. Petersburg; 21 grandchildren;
23 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-
great-grandson. A memorial service
will be held at 7pm on Monday, Feb.
15, 2010 at Hospice Woodside Cha-
pel, 6770-102 Ave. N. In lieu of flow-
ers, the family prefers donations to
Suncoast Hospice. Visit the family's
personalized online Guestbook at
www.AndersonMcQueen.com. An-
derson-McQueen Funeral Home Ty-
rone Chapel, 727-347-6636.


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

Care Givers
Support Groups
Do you find yourself "caring" for
the health concerns of another?
If so, consider coming to one of
Pasadena Community Church's Care
Giver Support Groups in the Life
Enrichment Center at 227 70 Street
S. One group meets on Tuesday
evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and
the other meets on Wednesdays from
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Both groups are open to the public
and provide a confidential setting
for those attending to share with
others who are in like situations
their experiences, joys and concerns
of "care giving". The person may be a
relative or just a good friend. It is not
necessary that the individual reside
in the same house with you or even
the same state.
Call Pam Lanning at 347-2809 or
Barbara Posey at 381-2499, ext. 214.

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.
The University of Scranton is a
Jesuit university in Pennsylvania's
Pocono Northeast.

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By Kate Bradshaw
City of St. Pete Beach

Q: The City of St. Pete Beach City Commission recently discussed adopting
an "action-only" minutes policy. What does this mean, and how will it affect
our ability to find out what happened at meetings we couldn't attend?
A: Currently, the minutes from city commission meetings as well as
those of 12 other boards are verbatim essentially play-by-play accounts
that paraphrase everything that gets said. "Action-only" minutes, on the
other hand, basically list the agenda items and how the commissioners
voted on them. The former can take considerably longer to prepare, which
some say is an unnecessary strain on city staff as well as the budget, given
that video from all meetings is now posted on the Web at stpetebeach.org.
The corresponding agenda for a given meeting is posted alongside the video
stream. Viewers can click on the agenda item they want to see discussed,
and the video will jump to footage of said discussion. Commissioners
generally seemed to be in favour of the new system. "I support this 110
percent. Written minutes can be extremely misleading, even in excruciating
detail," said Commissioner Jim Parent. "It doesn't lie to you. You can see it
right there. This is an intelligent way to do it." It was unclear whether the
video files will be backed up with hard copies.

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Adopt a Gulfport
Little Leaguer
By Tim Coppola
Gulfport Little League registration
is at an all time low. Families are
not able to pay the $50 registration
fee necessary to run the League. As
you know, the economy has affected
either one or both parents due to loss
of employment and other economic
factors. The extras are just not
The City of Gulfport continues to
support and sponsor the overall

Gulfport Little League program, but
they cannot do it alone. Whether you
are an interested person wanting
to help one child or a business that
would like to sponsor a team, we
desperately need your help.
Gulfport Little League's motto
this year is "If you want to play, we
will find a way". No child will be
turned away. Parents, register your
children for Little League. Kids need
the opportunity not only to play ball,
but it will keep them active, healthy,
teaching them teamwork, discipline,
sportsmanship and keep them off

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Tim Coppola at 727-458-2461. Thank
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And don't forget the Gulfport Little
League Opening Day on Saturday,
March 6! The parade starts at 10
a.m. from the Gulfport Recreation
Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S., travels
east on Shore, then north on Beach
Blvd. S and leads to The Tomlinson
Park Complex at Lum Atkinson Field
at 1820 55 Street S. in Gulfport.

Town Shores Golf
Now is .the time to get your
reservation in for the February
golf outing to be held on Saturday,
February 27. Get your group
together or they will partner you in
a foursome. This event is open to all
men and women owners, renters and
guests at Town Shores.
The outing will be held at the Terra
Ceia Bay Country Club in Palmetto, a
short drive over the Sunshine Ik \% i\
Bridge. The price of $45 includes 18
holes of golf, cart, lunch, beverages
and prizes. Registration will be from
7:45-8 a.m. and a shotgun start at
8:30 a.m.
Make checks out to the Terra Ceia
Bay Country Club and all checks or
reservations must be in by Monday,
February 22. They need to let the
course know how many are coming.
Please get checks ASAP to Gene
Marckini at 345-4483, Lew Lamb
at 343-3046, Chester Halgas at
384-2093 or Jim Walters at

Certification Class
ST. PETE BEACH: St. Pete Beach
Aquatics is offering classes to become
a certified Lifeguard at the pool
beginning in March. All classes are
located at the St. Pete Beach pool,
7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Students
must be at least 15 years old and
complete a pre-course swimming and
diving test. The class fee is $125 for
residents and $150 for non-residents.
The Aquatic Center is also offering
challenge courses for people who
already have the course knowledge
andwant to test for their certification.
Call 363-9264.

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Win a Professional
Landscape Consult
The Industrial Arts Center in
Gulfport has joined hands with
Christopher Ross ASLA Landscape
Design to give one lucky Tampa Bay
homeowner help with turning their
ugly yard into a Florida friendly
landscape they and their neighbors
willlove. Landscape 911, a fundraiser
for the non-profit 3D arts teaching
facility, is open for entries now until
March 31. The grand prize winner will
receive a professional landscape plan
by Christopher Ross plus a few gifts
to get them started. In celebration
of Earth Day 40, the winner will be
announced on April 21. The contest
is open to homeowners in Pinellas
and Hillsborough Counties.
To enter, homeowners are asked
to send 250 words about why their
landscape needs help. The short
essay should be accompanied by up
to five supporting documents such as
photos, complaints from neighbors
or code violations. A panel of judges,
including Ross, will choose the grand
prize winner. The entry fee is $25.
The grandprize willbe professional
consultation and custom landscape
plan valued at more than $1,000,
donated by Ross, a well known local
landscape architectural designer
and consultant. Lots of prizes will
be awarded in a random drawing
from all entries at the conclusion of
the contest, including gardening gift
certificates, Industrial Arts Center
memberships, Blow Your Own Glass
Masterpiece certificates, and hand-
blown glass art.
The Grand Prize is a professional
consultation and custom Florida
friendly landscape plan that includes
Ross' advice on installation and
planting. This includes the initial site
visit and consultation to evaluate the
site, the condition of the landscape,
and to discuss the winner's lifestyle
and dreams for their external space.
There will be two follow-up visits.
One to discuss the initial concept for
the plan and the second to present
the final design. Installation and
materials are not included, except
those donated by event sponsors.
Entries may be mailed to the
Industrial Arts Center at 2902A
Beach Boulevard S., Gulfport, FL
33707. For more information, please
contact the Industrial Arts Center
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at www.IndustrialArtsCenter.org or
call 727-289-9365.
For information about participating
as a sponsor, please call Amy at the
Industrial Arts Center 727-289-9365.
Sponsors will be featured on all
printed promotional materials, mass
emails, and posted on the Industrial
Arts Center website.

The Garden Club
of St. Petersburg
The Garden Club of St. Petersburg
will be holding a Coffee & Garden
Crafts Workshop on Monday, March 1
fromlO a.m. to 12 noon at the Garden
Center, 500 Sunset Drive S. in St.
Petersburg. A materials fee of $3.50
for Garden Club members and $4.50
for guests and the general public
will be charged to cover supplies.
The workshop will be on Nl.ilkml

Felt Flowers". All craft workshops
are open to the public. Please bring
your own scissors, pencil and small
paint brushes. Coffee and tea will be
furnished. Call Betty Martin at 343-
2255 for more information.
The Club will be holding its
Horticulture for Weekend Gardeners,
(aka the "Night Bloomers" Circle) on
Tuesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at the
Garden Center. The program will be
on "How to Pot, Grow & Propagate
African Violets", by Jo Ann Henderson
and Pat Strawn and will cover every
thing you need to know to successfully
grow African Violets.
For additional information
please contact Derri Davisson at
derridavisson@hotmail.com or (727)
423-7644. Meetings are open to the
public but there will be a $5 charge
for non-members of the Garden Club
to help cover speaker expense.


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Back to the Future?

If you're excited about the prospect
of riding a high speed train from
Tampa to Orlando (about an
hour) and back, you're going to have
to wait several years. The $1.5 billion
of borrowed money that Washington
appears to be ready to send us, will
barely get us through the planning
Planning includes where train
stations will be, parking lots, local
public transit systems tie-ins,
purchasing rights-of-ways, and
planned extensions of the line down
to Miami and back up to Jacksonville
and on to Tallahassee.
Then, the problem becomes funding
the line Tampa to Orlando and
equipment itself. That has to come
from the state (that's us, but so is the
federal money), and the total may
amount to two or three times this
original money. In reality, since it
will take several years to complete,
and costs are never what they are
advertised, we can probably add a
couple of billion more

Oh, I forgot, we're going to need
more capital to start the operations.
That's people to run the trains, guard
and inspect the tracks, maintain the
trains, sell and collect tickets, handle
baggage, and so forth. Hopefully, fares
will come in quickly enough before
the capital start-up dollars run out.
Also, hopefully, there'll be enough
profit to cover the outlay of money
spent in building it. However, if it's
not enough, taxpayer dollars will be
available. After all, taxpayers build
the infrastructures for highways and
The purpose of all this, of course, is
to be able to ride a train from Tampa
to Orlando at high speeds. Well, not
high speeds (like 200 mph) all the
way because there will be a stop in
Lakeland, then Disney and finally
Orlando. So, it can be done in an hour
(about 100 miles). Maybe.
In the meantime, you can take a
train now. That's right. A train runs
twice a day out of Tampa and I'm
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web site mentioned $10 for one-way.
I'm not certain that's the real fare
because I had trouble with the web-
site. Nonetheless, you can get there
by train and arrange for hotels and
transportation before you get there.
Total time enroute was listed as one
hour and 51 minutes. That doesn't
include getting there a little early
to make certain you don't miss the
train. However, there's no mention of
security check-in. Amtrack operates
the line, by the way.
Side benefits of a high speed rail
include potentially reducing the auto
traffic along I-4 which always seems
to need one more lane than it has.
Reduced traffic reduces the need
for more roadways and cuts down
pollution, accidents, and so forth.
Constructionjobs willbe created (with
borrowed money), and the excitement
of a high speed train could bring in
more tourists on each side of the
state. The dream is really for a major
coordinated public transportation
system tying in the airports,
towns like St. Pete, Jacksonville,
Tallahassee, and Miami, as well as
the local transit systems.
Most elected officials are for it, money
or not. However, I'm wondering if
it is a back to the future project.
The railroads ran the canals out of
business and the highway systems
crippled the passenger side of
railroads. There are some exceptions
and I acknowledge that the railroads
helped the process along, and that
Amtrak is somewhat self-destructive.
Railroad freight systems, however,
are doing just fine.
The biggest problem, however, is
that Americans are still wedded to
their cars and the convenience and
versatility they provide them. The
extensive road systems feed that
hunger. Those systems, started in
mid-1950s, helped create the suburbs
damaging not only railroads, but
cities. There are some signs that
people are moving back into the cities,
but they're taking their cars with
them. Short of creating a moratorium
on road building, limiting or banning
cars, I doubt this will change.
What is really needed is a game
changing transportation invention
similar to the revolution that did in
the horses and horse drawn carriages.
Of course, that's why we have the
problems we have now.

Gabber February 18 February 24, 2010

American Legion Activities

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

The $1,000 drawing is Tuesday, February 23. Tickets are on sale in the lounge, but you better hurry, they are going
Volunteers are needed for our annual charity golf tournament (proceeds for All Children's Hospital & Hospice). This
has been our largest single charity event, going into our 17th year. It is crucial that we get additional help to maintain
this fine and worthwhile tradition. You don't have to play golf, we need helpers to get prizes and sponsors. No
experience necessary, we will be happy to train you. A meeting will be held on Monday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Post.
Any questions, please call Bill Jonas at (727) 384-6293.
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.

Post 305
6999 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 367-1596
Bar Bingo 7pm Fish Fry 6-8pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Sports 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm SAL Mtg 6pm ALA Special Dinner
Food Served Entertainment 7-1 Opm Geno 7-10pm Wings 3-5pm Karaoke 7-10 pm Harry 7-10pm 6-8pm
Frank Caine 7-1 pm

Check with the lounge for special events at 727-367-1596 or check out our website at www.post305.org.

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Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!

100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!
In just 34 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
,B1i. YO r T challenge, we won't publish the correct
caption until the following week.
Courtney Sawyer (1879-1946) was the
boat-builder pictured last week. The son
of a prominent Key West resident, he
....- came to Gulfport about 1909 and married
Okay, they're fire trucks, but only one is from the same decade as the one of Rebecca Arnold Slaughter Barnett's
photo. Can you date it . .and them? Answer next week. granddaughters. In the 1930s, while
trying to launch his boat the Sandra, it
Think you know the answer? slipped backwards into the water, jinxing
Send us an email with your answer, name and it for all time, in his opinion.
phone number to News@theGabber.com

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Sale into the Nautical
Flea Market
Interested in unloading some
nautical equipment or searching
for cool nautical gear? Well, look no
further as the City of Gulfport Marina
is hosting their yearly Nautical Flea
Market on Saturday, March 20 from
7 a.m. 2 p.m. at Gulfport Municipal
Marina, 4630 29 Avenue S. This
event will be right across the street
from the Clam Bayou Cleanup which
is held on the same day from 9 a.m.
- 1 p.m.
Cost for a 10x10 space is $10, so
sign up now as space is limited. Slip
renters are free. Please bring your
own table. For more information,
contact Harbormaster, Denis Frain
(727) 893-1071.

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 3p.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 727-893-1075.

Giving Manatees
a Helping Hand
The Habitat Florida Manatee
program will splash into the Tampa
Bay area with a series of manatee
habitat cleanup this March.
Kayak Nature Adventures will
provide kayaks and eco-tours free of
charge during the cleanup. Come on
out and enjoy the tour, learn about
your water resources and fill a bag of
trash during the trip.
"The protection and preservation
of our precious manatee habitat is
largely in the hands of the people.
Our goal is to provide a recreational
outlet and give residents and visitors
the opportunity to be part of this
extremely important and exciting
adventure," said Kurt Zuelsdorf,
a 20-year resident of Gulfport and
owner/operator of Kayak Nature
Adventures, LLC. Zuelsdorf has
been nationally recognized for his

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environmental efforts in and around
Pinellas County.
Clam Bayou, Bear Creek, Terra Ceia
Preserve, Cross Bayou, Coffee Pot
Bayou and Weeki Wachee River are
on the agenda to give the manatee a
helping hand.
For more information and for
participant registration in the
Habitat Florida Manatee program,
please visit hi l. l y..k.ilii.il ui'e.com/.

Adult Basic
Sailing School
Boca Ciega Yacht Club will be
offering a five week Adult Basic
Sailing Class beginning Wednesday,

March 3. The course includes five
Wednesday evening classes as
well as four weekend waterfront
sailing sessions. Students will put
classroom theories into practice
sailing the club's Catalina 16.5 fleet.
Cost is $225 per person including
all classroom materials and an U.S.
Sailing Association Basic Keelboat
manual. Participants will receive
a complementary three month
membership. With a 2:1 student
teacher ratio this is the most
reasonably priced program in the
Tampa Bay area. For registration
information, visit www.sailbcyc.org
or call Jennifer Rogers at 727-345-
7544. Pre-registration is required.

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Meet the Artist
Meet National award winning artist
Ronald L. Marvin, Jr. on February
20 from 11-3 p.m. at Vincent William
Gallery, 320 Corey Avenue in St.
Pete Beach. Free admission. Call

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

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.

USCG Safe Boating
Classes in Gulfport
Boating Skills and Seamanship
is a 13-week course offered every
Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at US
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16
located at 3120 Miriam Street S. in
Gulfport. Lessons include a 400-page
manual and a class covering basic

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charting in local waters. For the $40
fee you also are awarded a certificate
at the end of the course and a chance
to learn everything you need to know
to feel secure on the water.
You may start any Thursday.
Course completion may help with
insurance discounts. Call 727-686-
6940 for more information or leave a
message at 321-4455.

February is Feline
Spay Month
The SPCA Tampa Bay is offering
100 free cat spay/neuter surgeries to
people with limited income beginning
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,
contact 727-586-3591 or visit their
website at www.spcatampabay.org.
Shelter is located at 9099 130 Avenue
N. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 11-
7 p.m.; Friday, 11-6 p.m.; Saturday,
11-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. and
Monday closed.

Grandparents Raising
Grandchildren Support
GrandparentsRaising Grandchildren
offers support groups on the second
and fourth Thursday from 6-7:30
p.m. at Family Resources, 3821 Fifth
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg and at
the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27
Avenue S. in Gulfport on the last
Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
They provide support, referrals, legal
guidance, and resources.

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 with any questions.

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Town Shores
Red Hatters
The "Happy Hour" for all dues
paying members and husbands and/
or significant other will be held on
Friday, February 26 in the clubhouse
lounge from 4-5:30 p.m. Beverages
will be provided, although if you would
like to bring an hor d'oeuvre, it would
be most appreciated. Call Julie at 343-
6587 or Judy at 344-7558 today.
On Wednesday, March 3 they have
planned a bus trip to Lake Hamilton.
Plan to leave from the gazebo on 59th
St. at 9:45 a.m. and return about 4
p.m. They will explore the "Barns",
do some shopping and have lunch at
the tearoom called "The Backporch".
Call Gerry DeRaco at 345-2408 or
Betty at 345-0445 for information
and to deliver your check for $39. All
reservations and checks must be in by
Friday, February 26. Space on the bus
in first come, first served.
Bunko will be on Friday, March 12.

Tour Barbara
Gilberg Habitat
By Natalie Leggette
Join me for a tour of the park on
February 24 at 1p.m. and learn about
Tree Basics. Join me for some great
information on tree care in our area.
We do have some unique requirements
for growing healthy trees. Anyone
who has a group can contact me at
384-0701 to tour the park.
Please remember no dogs are
allowed in this park due to the birds
feeding on the ground. Barbara
Gilberg Habitat is located at 1600
Pasadena Avenue.

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:
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* Bank of America, 8181 54 Avenue 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.

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


Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 2/5
Animal Complaint- 6200 BIk 8th Ave.
Burglary- 5300 BIk 12th Ave. S.
Trespasser- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 5900 BIk 15th
Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 2000 BIk 49th St.
Trouble with Individual- 5300 BIk
13th Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- 4900 BIk 31st Ave.
Saturday 2/6
Noise Complaint- 2700 BIk 52nd St.
Noise Complaint- 5800 BIk 11th Ave.

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* Exterior Windows Cleaned
* Screens removed & Cleaned
* Window Tracts Cleaned
* Window Parts Lubricated

Professional Cleaning Service: .
* Carpet Cleaning
* Complete Floor Care/Strip & Wax
* Pressure Washing
* Commercial Cleaning
* Single Cleaning or Monthly
Maintenance offered.

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Throw Deadly Missile- 5000 BIk 11th
Ave. S.
Domestic Battery- 5400 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Prowler- 5100 BIk 17th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5900 BIk
Tangerine Ave. S.
Cruelty to Animals- 5400 BIk 11th
Ave. S.
Theft- 1600 BIk 55th St. S.
Accident with Injuries- 2900 BIk 49th
St. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 5000 BIk 9th Ave.
Sunday 2/7
Suspicious Vehicle- 4900 BIk Tanger-
ine Ave. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 5100 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Burglary- 5100 BIk 25th Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 2000 BIk 56th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 1600 BIk 55th St.
Trespasser- 1600 BIk 56th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk 8th
Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5200 BIk 9th Ave.
Trouble with Individual- 3100 BIk
Beach Blvd. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5000 BIk Jersey
Ave. S.

Animal Complaint- 4900 BIk 14th
Ave. S.
Street Obstruction- 5400 BIk 20th
Ave. S.
Monday 2/8
Hit & Run- 1200 BIk 59th St. S.
Theft- 2700 BIk 52nd St. S.
Accident with Injuries- 5400 BIk 15th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2600 BIk
54th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1500 BIk
55th St. S.
Worthless Document/Check- 1000
BIk 49th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2800 BIk
Clinton St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2900 BIk
53rd St. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 5200
BIk 18th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 1600 BIk 52nd
St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5400 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 5300 BIk Tanger-
ine Ave. S.
Drunk Person- 900 BIk Hull St. S.
Tuesday 2/9
Trespasser- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Call for Officer- 1400 BIk 49th St. S.
Street Obstruction- 4900 BIk 17th
Ave. S.
Prowler- 2000 BIk 54th St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 2600 BIk 52nd
Way S.
Noise Complaint- 2400 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Wednesday 2/10
Suspicious Person- 5300 BIk 14th
Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk 9th Ave.
Domestic Verbal- 2600 BIk 53rd St.
Abandoned Vehicle- Marina.
Suspicious Person- Marina.
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk 14th
Ave. S.
Soliciting- 2900 BIk 57th St. S.
Theft- 4900 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Thursday 2/11
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk 9th Ave.
Noise Complaint- 2900 BIk 54th St.
Truant- 5800 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Criminal Mischief- Veteran's Park.
Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5900 BIk Tangerine
Ave. S.

Gabber February 18 February 24, 2010

Audition for "Cookin'
with Gus"
The Gulfport Community Players
will be holding auditions for comedy,
"Cookin' with Gus" on February 22
and 23 at the Players' Back Door
Theater, 4919 17 Avenue S. in
Gulfport. Auditions begin at 7 p.m.
sharp and will consist of cold script
readings. All interested people are
urged to try out for a part in this
very physical comedy, written by Jim
The director for the play will be
Judy Ryerson and she will need two
women, ages 40 to 60; one male, age
40 to 60; and another male of any age
for this fast-paced comedy riot. The
Players did this play about 10 years
ago, long before the City of Gulfport
(or the Players) had any permanent
theaters. Even then, it sold out at all
performances and the Players have
had many requests for a return of
this great comedy. It's got a little bit
of everything in it comedy, drama,
and even food fights!
The play will run from March 4
through March 14 at the Catherine
A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport.

Community Yard Sale
Quality Self Storage of is hosting
a Community Yard Sale at 950
Pasadena Avenue in South Pasadena.
The yard sale is scheduled for
Saturday, February 20 from 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. To register for a space call 727-
345-2197. Tables are not provided.
All are welcome to attend this sale.
Refreshments and snacks will be
available to all in attendance.
They are collecting food drive
donations for the Gulfport Senior
Center. They can always use your
generous donations so don't forget to
bring your non-perishable items to
the sale.

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

New Pickleball League
Now Forming
Pickleball trend has been growing

(727) 363-0297

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in popularity at the St. Pete Beach
Community Center, so much so that
a new Wednesday night league is
now forming. This league is open
to anyone who enjoys the game and
wants to take it to the next level
with tournament-style play. Teams
of two people can register for the
8 to 10 week season for just $50.
Registration is going on now; call
the Recreation Division at 363-9245
for details. All games will take place
at the St. Pete Beach Community
Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.


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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, andStroke 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.

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Gabber February 18 February 24, 2010

Nathan L. White
Park Dedication
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 in 1963,
Assistant Fire Chief in 1965, Fire
Chief in 1986 and retired from the
Fire Department in 1990. He passed
away on April 14, 2009.
Please join in celebrating his life
and many contributions he has left

Town Shores Bocce
Tickets for the Dinner Dance on
March 20 are now in the hands of
your building rep. The party will
have Dale Williams "Frank Sinatra"
entertaining for the evening. Food
will be catered by Lee Roy Selmons.
Price for the evening is $17. Call Betty
at 345-0445 for ticket information.
At the general meeting held on
Wednesday, February 3, George
White gave the 2010 rules and
information on how the Blast will be
run this year. They hope all current
players and those interested will sign
up. The sign up sheets will be posted
February 21 or 22 in all buildings.
There will be no substitutes and team
members will not be allowed to move
to other teams when eliminated.
Hopefully, allgameswillbe completed
before the end of March.

BPW to Offer
Career Seminars
Ready to bring your career to the
next level? Attend one or all of the six
seminars Business and Professional
Women (BPW) St. Petersburg/
Pinellas will offer until March. Open
to anyone (male or female) who is
interested in building his or her
personal or professional skills, these
Stepping Stones to Personal and
Professional Success seminars give
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practical and pertinent information
you can put to use right away.
All seminars are affordably priced
($15 per seminar for members and
$20 for non members. Fees for all six
are: $75 for members and $100 for
non-members) and will be held at the
downtown St. Petersburg campus of
St. Petersburg College, 244 Second
Avenue N. Participants can pay
for one seminar at a time or for the
entire package of six. Registration is
open now. The topics are; Developing
You; Hire Me!; Networking the Net;

Manage to Lead; Be a Presenting
Pro; and Make it Happen!
For information on registration,
fees, dates and times please visit
Stepping StoneslO.htm or visit the
organization's main web site, www.

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American Cancer Society Relay
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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

* 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

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,

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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. MI.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
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.relayforlife.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.

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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GO Cards Available
at Gulfport City Hall
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 Gulfport/
St. Pete Beach Trolley Looper. There
are various cards that you can choose
from to fit your transportation
If you are looking to go out for one
day only, you can choose the Daily
unlimited ride GO card which is valid
for one day of unlimited rides. The
Regular fare is $4 and the reduced
fare is $2. Also available is the
7-day unlimited ride GO card, valid
for 7 consecutive days of unlimited
rides. Regular fare available only,
$20.You can also choose the 31 day
unlimited ride GO Card, valid for 31
consecutive days of unlimited rides.
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.
To receive reduced fare rates, proper
ID is required:
*For Youth Platinum Pass a School
Student ID or Government-issued
Photo ID showing age is required.
(Note: ID is required for middle and
high school age riders).
* For seniors 65 and older, they need
either a PSTA Special Citizen ID or
Government -issued ID showing age.
This is valid for the Reduced Daily
and 31 Day GO Cards.
*Medicare Cardholders (Card issued
by Federal Government), need an
original Red/White/Blue Medicare
Card. This is valid for the Reduced
Daily and 31 Day GO Cards.
* Disabled (Qualifying disability
verified via application process).
This is valid for the Reduced Daily
and 31 Day GO Cards.
*PSTA Youth ID Card required to
show eligibility for discounted fares
*All of the above are qualified for
reduced cash fare
Gulfport City Hall location is 2401
53 Street S. in Gulfport. Lists of bus
routes are available at City Hall.
Cash payments only are accepted for
all go cards. For more information,
call 893-1000. To obtain special PSTA
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energy work on Zack of a Pass-A-Grille, a rescued pet who is known for delivering sweets
to St. Pete Beach's police and fire departments. Edwards and Sullivan underwent training
and certification in order to practice canine massage. They also work with the Disaster
Animal Response Team (DART), which works to rescue animals from such traumatic
environments as puppy mills. Massage, the two say, has a calming effect on most animals.
Edwards and Sullivan were offering canine massages as part of a fundraiser for Pekes
and Pals at Gone to the Dogs Boutique on Sunday. Pekes and Pals Canine Rescue, Inc.
rescues dogs and cats of all breeds and ages and arranges for any required veterinary
treatment as well as adoption. Find out more about them at www.pekesandpals.org.



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As you read financial publications
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Winter Weather Brings
Dry, Itchy Skin
As teenagers, most of us would have
gladly traded our oily, acne-prone
complexions for a good case of dry
Now that we're older, we know that
dry skin isn't all it's cracked up to be.
It looks great on lizards, but most
humans find parched, flaky skin
unattractive and even uncomfortable.
Some skin flaking and shedding
is perfectly normal. Every 30 days
or so, an entirely new outer layer of
skin, called the epidermis, is formed,
pushing older, drier cells to the surface
to be shed.
Young skin secretes plenty of fluids
and fats that keep it moist and supple
-- but after the oil surplus of our teens,
production begins to drop off sharply.
With age, oil-producing glands shrink
and fizzle out, leaving most older
adults with a major oil shortage and
some seriously dry skin.
Without its protective layer of oil,
there's no barrier to prevent the
skin's moisture from evaporating
into the atmosphere. Normal skin
is approximately 60 percent water,
an ingredient that is vital to good
When skin loses moisture, its
outermost layer stiffens and begins
to itch. Itching inevitably leads to
scratching, creating an endless itch-
scratch-itch cycle and making skin
vulnerable to infection by invading
Dry skin can be a problem year-round,
but it tends to worsen significantly
during the winter months. Low
humidity in the cold outdoor air is
part of the problem.
Warm, dry air from indoor heating
systems in homes and offices pulls
even more moisture from the skin.
Using a humidifier can help replace
moisture in the air and protect skin
from drying out.
If your skin isn't as soft and supple
as you'd like, it might be a good idea
to take fewer baths and showers.
Washing with lukewarm water
instead of hot water removes less of
your skin's natural oils.
While you're at it, go easy on the
lather. Soap is an effective cleaning
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agent because it dissolves grease and
oily substances.
By removing the oil from your skin,
soap dramaticallyacceleratesmoisture
loss. The soap you use should be mild,
and you should avoid using those with
perfumes and deodorants, since they
tend to be harsher and more drying
than milder varieties.
As soon as you step out of the shower,
you'll want to replace some of the oil
that the soap and water removed.
Rather than toweling off completely,
simply blot away the excess water.
Moisturizers work best when applied
to damp skin, since this allows them
to trap water on body surfaces. Even
the best products don't work well on
bone-dry skin.
When it comes to hydrating dry skin,
thicker, oiler creams are better than
light, oil-free lotions. Applying a thin
layer of inexpensive mineral oil to
damp skin may work best of all.
What you put in your body is just
as important as what you put on it.
Drinking plenty of water each day
helps keep skin well hydrated from
the inside out.
Since skin is ultimately made of
nutrients obtained from the foods that

you eat, you'll want to make sure your
diet provides ample amounts of the
necessary building blocks. Essential
fatty acids are important components
of moist, healthy skin.
Because these fats cannot be
manufactured by the human body,
they must be supplied by the diet.
Good sources of essential fatty acids
include salmon, mackerel and other
types of fatty fish, as well as nuts,
seeds and avocados.
If your diet is lacking in these foods,
you can always take a nutritional
supplement. Fish oil, flaxseed oil and
borage seed oil are rich in essential
fatty acids.
Taking a daily multivitamin and
mineral supplement may also be
a good idea. Adequate intakes of
vitamin C and the minerals copper
and zinc support the health of
collagen, a structural component of
skin that helps it retain moisture and
Treating dry, itchy skin takes a little
time and effort, especially during the
winter months. But the more time you
invest in caring for your skin, the less
time you'll spend scratching.

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If you are over 65, and received
the homestead exemption, you
may be eligible for an additional
property tax benefit. The Low
Income Senior Exemption is a "local
option" exemption, which means the
governing bodies of the county and
cities can choose whether or not to
offer it, and they can choose how
much of an exemption to offer, up
to $50,000. Currently, it is available
to qualified property owners in
unincorporated Pinellas and 20
of the 24 municipalities, and is in
addition to any other property tax
exemptions owners receive. Only the
county Municipal Services Taxing
Unit (MSTU) millage or the city
millage is exempt. Cities not offering
the exemption include Belleair,
Belleair Shore, Gulfport and South
To qualify, at least one homestead
property owner must be 65 years
old or older on January 1, 2010; the
applicant must receive a Homestead
Exemption; and the total household

income for 2009 must be $25,780
or less. Social Security income is
usually not included in that amount
because the income calculation is
based on "adjusted gross income"
as defined by the IRS for federal
income tax purposes. Those seniors
who are not required to file with the
IRS because their income is very low
almost always qualify.
Thisexemptiondoesnot automatically
renew like the homestead exemption
does, but reapplying is simple. If you
received this exemption last year, a
renewal form will be mailed to you in
late January. Just complete the form
and return it by mail.
If you have never applied for the
Low Income Senior Exemption but
believe that you qualify, come to
one of their offices to complete an
application. Bring proof of age, such
as a driver License, Voter ID, or Birth
Certificate. We will also need to see
proof of income. If you are required
to file a Federal Income Tax Return
(Form 1040 or 1040A), bring the
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statements, pension summaries, or
any other income summaries you
received for 2009. Only 2009 income
information can be accepted.
The supplement included with
Homestead Exemption Renewal
Receipt lists additional dates and
locations where representatives from
our office will take applications.
The deadline to file for this exemption
is March 1, 2010. If all of your income
information is not available by that
deadline, apply anyway! The deadline
to supply income information is June
1, 2010.
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Town Shores Food
Drive for Senior Center
Town Shores had its second delivery
of food items to the Senior Center
and if it was possible the delivery
was more than the first week. Like
clockwork every Friday morning,
items to be donated are picked up
and delivered to the Senior Center
that same day.
"We are overwhelmed by residents'
generosity in such a worthwhile
cause" stated Gregg Fata,
Association Manager. "The Angel
Representatives of each building
are doing a fantastic job collection
food items. In fact it is so great, that
we are running short on boxes and
bags to put everything in that is
The food drive will continue through
the month of February and the last
day will be February 26. For more
information about the drive, see
your building bulletin boards or call
the office at 345-9491.

Reduced Fee to
Adopt Adult Cats
FebruaryisAdopt anAdult Cat Month
at a reduced fee of $20. All adoption
fees include spay/neuter, microchip,
vaccines and county license. Please
stop by the no kill shelter at 2911
47 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg to
visit their many wonderful kitties.
Adoption Center is open Tuesday
through Sunday 10 3p.m. For more
information please call 727-522-6566
or visit www.friendsofstrays.com.

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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: "Handling
Your Boat" February 23.
Cost is $40for 13 weeks andincludes
a new 400-page manual. Call Jim at
360-4846, or Warren at 321-7801, or
Phil at 865-2226.

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 -1.-v.- 1.iv.-11.ni .com.
It's time to play ball!

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

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-
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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!

New Luncheon
Excursions Offered
ST. PETE BEACH: The St. Pete
Beach Community Center is
now offering weekly Luncheon
Excursions taking participants to a
new restaurant in Tampa Bay each

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

Attorney Keith Sanders,

Handles Bankruptcies with Experi-

Y ou 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

Beta Sigma Phi
Beta Sigma Phi is an international
sorority which provides women with
a social and cultural outlet. The 12
chapters of Sunshine City Council
meet at various times depending on
the chapter format. Chapters may
participate and support a variety of
service projects in the area. If you
would like to learn more about Beta
Sigma Phi, please contact Sharon
Melton at 595-9625.
Sunshine City Councils next
regular meeting of Council will be
held on Monday, February 22 at 7:30
p.m. at Dixie Hollins High School in
the ROTC Room.
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For more information, contact
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Pet Food Donations
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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
Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Monday closed.
Shelter location: 9099 130 Avenue N.,
Largo. For additional wish list items,
view spcatampabay.org.

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.

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

Green Jobs?
Recently, we heard President Obama
recommit to creating green jobs in
our country after we all watched in
horror as China surpassed us as the
world leader in green technology.
Meanwhile, there's a program
already at work in 15 states that is
creating green jobs and reducing the
cost of living for homeowners in the
Property Assessed Clean Energy
(PACE) is a state law that allows local
governments to help homeowners
finance upgrading their homes'
energy efficiency and add solar hot
water, solar electric, wind turbines or
whatever green energyis appropriate.
The beauty of the program is that it
makes green technology affordable,
and within reach of average middle-
class homeowners.
How it works is that a homeowner
decided they wish to upgrade their
home to solar hot water. They "opt-
in" to the PACE program through
the local government. The cost of
the retrofit and solar installation
is financed through a mortgage
company tied to their property taxes.
What that means is that you don't
have to put any money down on the
system (in most cases), and it is paid
for through your property tax bill
over the next 20 years. If you sell
your house, the system, and the cost,
goes with the house.
You receive an immediate benefit
on your utility bill. The savings on
your utility bills is far greater than
the amortized cost of repaying the
loan through your property taxes. An
average solar hot water system costs
about $5,000 installed after rebates
and incentives. Spread that out over
20 years and you notice a rise of $250-
$300 in your property tax payment
compared to the dramatic savings
on your electric bill (18 percent and
more in most cases.)
This makes pricey solar panels within
the reach of average homeowners and
protects mortgage lenders because
the payment is secured through the
municipality. It lowers your cost

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of living, and raises your property
values, reduces your carbon footprint
and creates jobs and economic impact
in your community.
PACE programs are planned or
already underway in Albuquerque,
N.M.; Athens, Ohio; Austin, Texas;
Babylon, N.Y.; Berkeley, Calif.
(which pioneered the concept);
Boulder, Colo.; Palm Desert, Calif.;
San Diego; San Francisco; and Santa
Fe, N.M.; and at the state level in
California, Connecticut, Maryland,
Oregon, Texas, Vermont, Virginia
and Wisconsin. New York recently
passed PACE, as well.
Under the State Energy Program,
the Department of Energy has
received approximately $80 million
of applications from municipalities
that could potentially use a PACE
financing structure, out of $3.2 billion
in total funding. The Department
of Energy is also issuing a Funding
Opportunity Announcement of
$454 million under its Competitive
Energy Efficiency and Conservation
Block Grant program. This "Retrofit

Ramp-Up" program will pioneer
innovative models, including
PACE loans, for rolling out energy
efficiency to hundreds of thousands
of homes and businesses in a variety
of communities according to the
Department of Energy.
What is your municipal government
doing about it? Many of local elected
officials run on a platform of lowering
taxes. While that has been proven
difficult at best, what they could do
is lower your cost of living instead for
the same effect.
Additionally, if only 15 percent
of residential property owners
nationwide took advantage of clean
energy community financing, the
resulting emissions reductions would
contribute 4 percent of the savings
needed for the U.S. to reach 1990
emissions levels by 2020, according
to the U.S. Department of Energy.
This one program could do more to
generate green jobs in your area than
anything else coming down the federal
pike. Imagine the resulting boom this
legislation would have in the building
trades. We would immediately see
a rise in jobs for energy auditors,
insulators, plumbers, solar installers
and many other local green jobs that
our unemployed could do with a little


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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-

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
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Rescue Group Needs
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Florida Doggie Paws Rescue needs
more volunteers and foster homes
for small to medium breed dogs.
Their mission is to responsibly
rescue, spay/neuter, rehabilitate,
foster and find permanent loving
homes for unwanted, abandoned and
abused dogs in the community and
throughout the State of Florida.
There are many advantages to
fostering a dog. Foster homes are
not responsible for any vet bills or
expenses. The rescue will transport
the dog and take care of any
veterinary needs. The rescue has a
trainer available for you to use. In
addition, they act as a support system
that you can call anytime day or
night, if you have questions about
the dog's behavior, health, etc... You
are not alone! But the best reason of
all to foster is the reward of knowing
that you saved a life.
Please fill out a volunteer application
at www.floridadoggiepaws.com or
call Florida Doggie Paws at 813-
283-1695 and open your heart and
your home to one of these poor dogs
that just needs a place to stay for a
few weeks until they can find their
forever home.
Florida Doggie Paws Rescue is an
all volunteer, foster based 501 (c) 3
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Is Your Pet a Star?
SPOT is looking for 100 cats and
dogs for their 5th annual calendar.
All photos entered will be posted
on the SPOT website. The top 24
cats and dogs will win prizes and
be highlighted as a calendar star of
the month. The other 76 cats and
dogs will be included throughout the
calendar and in their 2011 marketing
campaign. Enter your pet photos
online at www.SPOTusa.org or call
727-329-8657 to get an entry form
and more details. Contest deadline
is April 15.

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Excerpts heard at the February 16, 2010
Gulfport City Council Meeting

Public Comment & Council Quotes

"I met with my staff earlier today. The message to
them was this: the police department in Gulfport
is going to police the way the residents and the
business owners want to be policed... They're no
longer to be out there enforcing for the sake of
enforcing the law." Chief of Police Robert Vincent,
upon getting sworn in my Mayor Mike Yakes
"There are times when we will break the applause
rule and this is one of those times." -Mayor Mike
Yakes, about the two rounds of applause newly-appointed
Chief of Police Robert Vincent received when the Mayor
swore him in as Chief.
"The benthic community appears to be stable."
-Holly Greening, Executive Director of the Tampa Bay
Estuary Program, reporting on the agency's March 2009
report on Clam Bayou
"Legacy pesticides are found in the Clam Bayou
sediments." -Holly Greening, Executive Director of the
Tampa Bay Estuary Program, reporting on the agency's
March 2009 report on Clam Bayou
"The two sites closer to shore ... (have) a lower level
of diversity and also muddier sediments." -Holly
Greening, Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Estuary
Program, reporting on the agency's March 2009 report
on Clam Bayou
"I thought they weren't allowed to do that... I
though they weren't allowed to attack the council,"
- resident in audience, after Davis spoke to council

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"I want to congratulate this council for being the
first council in the region to implement a fertilizer
ordinance."--Holly Greening, Executive Director of the
Tampa Bay Estuary Program, reporting on the agency's
March 2009 report on Clam Bayou
"How long do you think these projects are going to
take once they get started?" -Councilmember Judy
Ryerson, to Holly Greening, about the projects to help
restore Clam Bayou
"Unlike fish, the benthic animals usually can't
move, so they are an indicator," (of how healthy an
animal is) Holly Greenfield
"Years ago they used to be very large," Vice -Mayor
Bob Worthington, comparing the larger clams and
oysters of the past to the (mostly) microscopic animals
of the Bayou
"It's a wonder they don't have two heads and six
eyes," Vice Mayor Bob Worthington, about the people
who may fish and eat their catches in Clam Bayou
"It's almost misrepresentation to say that the
chemicals are going to leach form the bayou to
the neighborhood when actually they must have
leached from the neighborhood into the bayou."
-Michele King, about Clam Bayou. King said she
understood Chlordane to be a subterranean termite
treatment, outlawed in 1995, that would, she said,
logically be present under many if not all the homes by
Clam Bayou.

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Gulfport Grasps Hands in Protest to Offshore Drilling

By Leigh Clifton
By 12:15 last Saturday afternoon,
the wind was blowing out of the east;
cold and biting when people started
to arrive at the Gulfport Casino. They
came dressed for winter in a summer
town; gloves and hats where shorts and
flip-flops were typically de rigor. The
sky was so azure it made your eyes hurt
from the hot beauty of it and it shone
so brightly on the bay, like a million
diamonds sparkling, backlit.
The people trickled in at first,
randomly, slowly, then they came in
bunches and whole families and then

Norma Lanigan, Ann Wheelock and June Dough
in for the protest.

city blocks of neighbors, all united in a
common cause; to protest the proposed
offshore drilling for oil off the west
coastline of Florida.
The protest was part of a larger
campaign, Hands across the Sand, held
all over Florida as a statewide protest
against the placing of drilling platforms
directly off the coast. Gulfport's protest,
organized primarily by Daniel Hodge,
was part of the protest in response to
a bill to allow drilling in state waters
as close as 3 miles from shore that
passed easily in the state House last
year. The bill would allow the governor
and Cabinet to approve leases for
exploration and drilling. The bill did not
get through the Senate, but is expected
to return during the legislative session
in March.
From Tallahassee to the Keys, Miami
to St. Augustine, more than 75 beaches
participated in the protest, which called
for everyone present to turn towards
the water, clasp hands and stand in
silent protest for 10 minutes.
Gulfport did not disappoint; at least
320 people showed up to stand on
the beach, brought together by the
camaraderie of concern for the ecology,
sea life and water quality that could be
affected if drilling were allowed to take

place so close to the coast.
"It's exciting that all of Florida joined
the effort together to protest oil rigs
off the coast," Councilwoman Michelle
King said. "We need our representatives
to explore renewable clean energy that
we can sustain ourselves. You know, in
the 50s and 60s we had many houses
here that used solar energy. In fact,
there are many of the older Gulfport
houses that still have old solar systems
on their roofs. But I guess oil was cheap
back then and easier to get, so the solar
was never really taken seriously as a
true energy source."
Norma Lanigan and her friends Ann
Wheelock and June Dougherty
braved the cold to protest.
"We had a good reason to
come out in the cold today,"
Lanigan said. "We're here to
oppose drilling in our beautiful
15 month old Casi Nelson and
her mom Kari were bundled
up but determined to be on the
beach Saturday as well. Kari
helps with sea turtle rescue
and thinks that the drilling
S could have a devastating effect
/, on the turtle population.
erty sn "This is Casi's first protest,"
lerty sign
she smiled. Like mother, like
Elaine Farrales brought
a sign that outlined all the spills that
have affected the waters from Louisiana
to Florida.
"I came because I'm really pissed
about possible drilling off our coast,"
she said, shaking her sign for emphasis.
"I'm a scuba diver, a fisherman, I kayak
and I think that the quality of water

and the future of marine life would
be directly affected. I can't imagine
paddling around and seeing shells and
sea life covered in thick black oil slicks.
I remember the oil spill of 1993, when
336,000 gallons of oil spilled into the
bay. It killed so much marine life and
birds. The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
was totally overwhelmed with oil
covered birds."
Friend Stephanie Holden remembers
it too. "I learned how to swim right on
this beach," she said, sweeping her
arm towards to the water. "I was at the
Community Center as a kid."
Daniel Hodge was absolutely thrilled
at the turnout for the event.
"It's such a full-filling feeling to see
the beach lined with people from end
to end. We're here to prove we have
the power to accomplish something; to
tell the big oil companies with all their
money and their lobbyists that we're the
people who live here. We're the people
who will be most affected; it would
make a dramatic difference in our lives
if something drastic happened."
House Representatives Janet Long
and Rick Kriseman attended the protest
and offered information to the crowd as
to who to contact about the issue. "Get
involved," they told the crowd.
So on a Saturday in Gulfport, the
beach was lined from the Casino to
the Community Center with bodies, all
united for a day, in a common cause.
Overhead, a plane flew by with a sign
that read "Love Tourists- Not Drilling."
320 people cheered. It was a beautiful

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

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.
Reservations are required for school
and group visits. No more than 30
guests per group tour. To learn more
or sign up for a tour, contact 727-
586-3591 x 126 or email Sharon@

Lenten Program at
Palm Lake Christian
Palm Lake Christian is offering
a special Lenten experience for
the entire family. Camp E.D.G.E.
(Experience and Discover God
Everywhere) will be held every
Sunday in March from 12:30-5 p.m.
Camp E.D.G.E. will offer lunch and
a schedule packed with fun and
inspiration. Crafts, music, youth
sessions, games and adult discussions
will fill the afternoons. A picnic after
worship on Sunday, March 28 will

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close the camp. To register for Camp
E.D.G.E. please stop by the church at
5401 22 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg
or call 321-8356.

St. Pete Beach
Community Club
The St. Pete Beach Community
begins its 70th year of service this
year and is always looking for new
members to continue their charitable
work. Founded in 1939, the club has
grown and evolved into a position to
give financial support to such projects
as the Summer Recreational Program
and scholarships for children to
the rec center, Elementary School
Discretionary Fund, Gulf Beach
Historical Museum, fire and police
departments, stuffed toys to be given
to children in times of crisis, library,
CASA, Hospice, Goodwill, Salvation
Army, Free Clinic, Happy Workers
Day Care and many other projects.

You do not have to be a St. Pete
Beach resident year-round to become
a member. The club meets September
through June on every third Tuesday
of the month at noon. Call Elain
Ghormley at 384-8017.

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

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Purchasing a ten pack Trolley token pack for $10 ten saves about 43%.
Gulfport Trolley Token Purchasing Locations:
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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
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Tradewinds- Sandpiper, 6000 Gulf Blvd
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By Leigh Clifton
Over 200 Boca Ciega High School alumni came back to Bogie Tuesday afternoon for a group photo before the old administration building
gets torn down. Demolition has already started on the east side of the old building. The cross country team will be selling commemorative
bricks from the old building for$5.00. The proceeds will go towards the team for uniforms. Contact Coach Monty Hoge at HogeM@pcsb.org
for more information. Come grab a piece of history!

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Social Security May
Give You the Business
Q: I am 62 years old and thinking of
signing up for Social Security. I run
my own business and am planning
to turn it over to my wife. She is
only 50 years old, so Social Security
isn't an issue for her yet. But I'd like
to stay involved in my company. I
understand I can pay myself up to
$14,160 per year and still qualify for
all my Social Security benefits. Is
this right?
A: The easy answer to your question
is that, yes, you can make up to
$14,160 per year and still qualify for
all of your Social Security benefits.
But I think you're going to learn that
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easy. And that's because you run your
own business. You're going to have to
jump over a few more hurdles to prove
to the Social Security Administration
that you will not be too involved in
your company.
To explain why that's an issue, I
have to start with this basic Social
Security premise: You must be retired
to be eligible for retirement benefits.
But over the years, lawmakers have
liberalized that rule. First, by setting
income thresholds (that's the $14,160
limit mentioned above) that allow
people to work part time and still be
eligible for Social Security. Second, by
changing the law to allow people over
their "full retirement age" (currently
age 66) to work, earn as much as
they want and collect Social Security
benefits at the same time.
Frankly, I wish they had extended
that unlimited income policy to all
Social Security beneficiaries. Then
we wouldn't have the convoluted
earnings penalty rules we have
today, and I wouldn't have to spend
an entire column explaining why
self-employed business owners under
full retirement age might not qualify
for Social Security.
But wishful thinking aside, let's
get back to the way things are,
which forces the Social Security
Administration to question your
retirement status. That's essentially
because you are in a position to
control your earnings.
When a person who works for wages
applies for Social Security benefits
and says he or she is going to make
less than $14,160 per year, it's easy to
verify that allegation. A quick check
of pay stubs or a W-2 form provides
all the evidence that's needed to
show the worker is earning less than
the legal income threshold.
But it's not so cut and dried for a
self-employed business owner like
you. You said you are turning the
business over to your wife. If you are
really doing that, that's one thing. But
if the transfer of the company to your
wife is reallyjust a paper transaction,
while you continue to stay heavily
involved in the day-to-day affairs of

the business -- as experience shows is
often the case -- then you will not be
considered "retired" and will not be
eligible for Social Security benefits.
Also, you said you would be paying
your self$14,160. Ifyou arelegitimately
reducing your involvement in the
business to the point where you are
actually performing services worth
$14,160, that's one thing. But if you
are paying yourself that amount
of money simply to stay under the
Social Security earnings limit while
you continue to run and manage the
business, then once again, you will
not be considered "retired" and will
not be eligible for Social Security
Here's a true story that might help
illustrate what I'm talking about. In
the early part of my career with SSA,
one of my jobs was to investigate
business owners who were alleging
retirement. One case involved a
man who owned a furniture store.
When he turned 62 and applied for
Social Security, he told us that he
was turning the business over to
his son. I spent about a week, off
and on, watching his business. The
alleged "retiree" showed up at the
store every day and spent the entire
day at the store. I observed him
helping customers and sitting in an
office doing bookwork. When he was
called back into the Social Security
office to explain his actions, he said
he just went there every day to visit
his friends and greet the customers.
But after further investigation, he
was essentially still running the
business, which caused his claim for
retirement benefits to be denied.
My point is this: If you are really
turning the business over to your wife
and are really going to be doing work
that's worth $14,160 or less, then you
will be "retired" and eligible for Social
Security benefits. It's just that you
will have to prove those allegations
to the folks at the Social Security
office. And don't be surprised if you
see a government car parked outside
your business for a few days after
you apply for Social Security!

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Sve y daf Cheap$kate
By Mary Hunt

Secrets You Need To
Keep Going When You
Feel Like Quitting
Attitude, the way you respond to
life and all of its circumstances, is
more important than anything. It is
more important than the past, than
struggle or success, than education
or experience. It is more important
than how much money you have, how
much you owe, what you would like
to do or where you would like to go.
Though I never have actually
experienced them in person, I've
seen pictures of the cables leading
to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite
NationalPark. Those I know who have
completed the climb tell me the final
ascent up the sheer granite surface
of that majestic landmark is by far
the most challenging. The cables are
there to make sure climbers reach
the top safely.

Once you begin the last leg of the
journey and finally see the cables,
you stand there, tilt your head to the
sky, view the final hundred yards or
so that lead to the top, and experience
terror like you've never known. You
realize you have no choice but to
finish the trip.
At that moment, you are more
thankful than you ever could
imagine for the cables that will
become the guardrails you need to
pull yourself to the top for not only a
spectacular view but also the feeling
of accomplishment.
The secret for how to keep going
when you feel like quitting is to erect
"cables" in your life ahead of time,
before you need them, so that when
you face difficult days and situations,
the help you need to make it to the
top will be there to protect you from
your own fears and self-defeating

One way to erect cables for your
financial circumstances is to
memorize a list of all the reasons
you will not give in to debt. Drill the
reasons into your mind so deeply
that you could repeat them in your
sleep. That will give you those cables
to hang on to when you feel weak and
vulnerable. Here are some examples:
--I don't choose debt because it
presumes unfairly on my future.
--It is wrong for me to spend money
I do not have.
--There is always a way out; I will
not stop until I find it.
--When I step out in faith, I unleash
God's power in my life.
--I trust even when I do not
--I do the right thing even when I
don't feel like it.
--This credit card company doesn't
really care about me the way this
letter indicates; it is looking for a
new sucker.
Once you have these truths planted
deeply in your heart and mind,
you will be able to call on them for
strength in moments when you feel
weak. You'll have the strength you
need to crash through the quitting
point, and you'll be back on track in
no time!

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

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

Advocates Needed
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Program administered by the
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
is seeking volunteer advocates for
residents living in nursing homes
and assisted living facilities to
investigate complaints concerning
their rights on issues such as food,
staffing, funds, medication, abuse
and neglect. Volunteers are trained
to assess these facilities for federal
and state law compliance.
Anyone with advocating and
administrative abilities may apply.
Retired individuals and couples
are welcome. Mileage and meal
reimbursements are provided at the
state rate for all official ombudsman
Please call 588-6912 or 1-888-831-
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Gulfport's City-Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, March 20, 2010

What you need to know about the next City-Wide Yard Sale:
You can have it at your Gulfport residence and it is Permit Free on Saturday,
March 20th at no charge! (Rain date, Sunday, March 21st).
To be added to Yard Sale Brochure: You can fill out a form at City Hall, 2401
53rd St. S. or easily email your Gulfport address to gbiron@mygulfport.us.
The address information is due by Friday, March 12 by 4:30 p.m. (There will
be no exceptions as to allow for set up and printing time.)
You can pick up the City Wide Yard Sale Brochure on Wednesday, March
17th at all City Facilities until 4:30 p.m., March 19. On the day of the event,
The Gulfport Municipal Marina, 4630 29th Ave. S., (Nautical Flea market
day!) and Clam Bayou Park, 49th St. S. to 29th Ave. S. east to Miriam St. S.,
(Clam Bayou Clean up day!) will be the main hubs to pick up your brochure.
If you choose to print it online, go to the www.mygulfport.us main page under
"City Wide Yard Sale" link (use 2 pages of 8" 12 x 14" paper).
So dig into the garage, closet or shed get rid of all that stuff you haven't used
for a year or more! Most likely, someone's looking for what you don't want
anymore. Get on the brochure today!

Additional Information:
Signs: Temporary signage will be permitted on public right of ways where
the sale is being held, as long as it does not interfere/block pedestrian/vehicle
traffic views or permanent street signs. In addition, other temporary signs
may be placed on other private property with the permission of the owner or
occupant. Please do not display signs more than 24 hours before the sale day.
Signs must be removed by 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2010.
Parking: Vehicles will be permitted to temporarily park in residential only
or resident decal required parking the day of the sale as long as they do not
interfere/block any right of ways or normal flow of traffic. All other parking
provisions under state law will be enforced. Please try not to block driveways,
park on sidewalks or park against the flow of traffic. Walking a little further
may help you find the bargain of a lifetime!

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Pies, Food, Community celebrated at Most
Holy Name 50th Anniversary Celebration
By Leigh Clifton
More than 350 people
joined together on Sun-
day, Valentine's Day, to
celebrate love, commu-
nity, faith and 50 years
of Most Holy Name's
service to the parish and
its parishioners. The
church provided hot dogs,
hamburgers and chicken,
cooked outside on a giant
grill. People were asked
to bring sides and des-
serts. The tables were
heavily laden with all
sorts of fabulous home-
made fare. There were
activities for the children,
including a Bounce House
and lawn bowling and the
Photo by Leigh Clifton adults played some pretty
Father Vladmir Dziadek congratulates the winners of the competitive Bingo under
Most Holy Name pie making contest. The competition a tent.
was part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the One of the stiffest compe-
church and it's parish. The winners are (left to right) titions was the pie-baking
third place winner Alice Audette, second place winne contest, with Elizabeth
Beverly Durivage and first place finisher Elizabeth anata claiming first
prize for her Walnut
Crumb Apple Pie. Second place was won by Beverly Durivage, for her
Lemon Meringue pie. A respectable third place was taken by Alice Au-
dette for her Cherry Cheesecake Pie. All three were delicious (of course
I had to taste them for myself to be objective). The ladies were judged
by five other parishioners; Joe Jerome, Bill Plasse, Natalie Reilly, Kevin
McNamara and Teddy Kehoe.
"Those judges really took this very seriously," laughed Zanata. "They
tasted and tasted, again and again."
Father Vladimir, the church's head pastor, was offered a taste of all the
entries and bowed out graciously when asked who he thought was the
"All delicious!" he said magnanimously to the smiling winning trio.
The weather cooperated for the most part; it was sunny but still a bit
chilly for Florida. Still, the church had a great turnout, a true testament
to the close-knit camaraderie of Gulfport's Catholic community.
Most Holy Name was founded in January 1960, originally as a mission
when the Gulfport Catholic community wanted to have a church in their
community. On February 16, 1960, the mission, designated as Most Holy
Name of Jesus, was officially established as a parish. Services initially
were held in the Boulevard Skating Rink, to accommodate the more than
700 parishioners. The new church, on 58th Street was finished in Sep-
tember 1962, and the newly established Most Holy Name School opened
its doors for the first time on September 5, 1962. The first mass was
celebrated at the church on Palm Sunday, April 1962.
2010 marks their 50th anniversary year of serving the people of
Gulfport and surrounding areas.

Information about the history of Most Holy Name of Jesus Church was
found on their website, www.mostholyname.org.

Boca Ciega High School

By Leigh Clifton
Girls Varsity
Boca Ciega 54
Clearwater 53
Boca Ciega 71
Seminole High 40
Boca Ciega 68
Largo 43

Girls Varsity
Pinellas Park 4
Boca Ciega 2
Boca Ciega 0
Seminole 1

Boys Varsity
Boca Ciega 4
Dixie Hollins 3
Boca Ciega 5
Largo High 8
Boca Ciega 1
Pinellas Park 5

Boys Varsity
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A Greener View

By Jeff Rugg

Cut Flowers are not
Just for Valentine's Day
Could your home use a little color
and some brightening up? Fresh cut
flowers give you lots of possibilities.
You don't need any gardening
experience, green thumbs or creative
talent to get great looks with flowers,
just go buy some. You also don't
need a special vase. You are set if
you have any containers that hold
water. You can always stop by your
favorite florist or floral department
for help with do-it-yourself ideas and
selecting the right flowers, but why
not create your own look?
Every room in the house can have
cut flowers or dried arrangements
or even a combination of both. Fresh
cut flowers can liven up an ordinary
dried arrangement. Don't wait for
someone else to buy you flowers -- this
is a do-it-yourself project. Of course,
roses or your loved one's favorite
flowers can add some romance to a
room, but you can also buy flowers
because they match the wallpaper.
Are you having friends over? Fresh
flowers make anyroom special. Do you
have a home office, or do you spend so
much time at the office it seems like
home? Either way, flowers will make
a tough day at work seem easier. The

fragrance of flowers also helps lift the
spirit. Since some flowers could smell
bad to certain people, avoid going
overboard at work.
Any bottle, jar, cup, pitcher or old
boot that holds water can be used as
a vase. Once, I needed a vase to hold
more than two-dozen roses. I was
in a hurry and needed to go to the
grocery store. While there, I found
a half-gallon water jug for storing
water in the refrigerator. It was clear
plastic with a twisted shape to it, so
it looked like it was made from glass
or crystal. I unscrewed the lid and
filled it with the roses, and it worked
Cut flowers are easy to buy and to
care for. Look for flowers, especially
roses, that have tight compact buds
that are just beginning to open. On
flat flowers, such as mums, look for
many unopened flower buds in the
center of the disc. Hold the flower
stems up to see if the leaves are
wilted or broken. Keep the flowers
cool and shaded until you can place
them in a vase.
Before putting them in a vase,
cut the bottom inch off the stem. If
necessary, cut off more of the stem
to fit it in the vase. Make the cut at
an angle, so the stem does not rest
flat on the bottom. Use fresh, cold

water, and change it every day or as
soon as it gets cloudy. Don't just add
water if it gets low. Be sure to give
the plant new water. Use any flower
additive packets that come with the
bouquet. You can cut off another inch
of stem after a couple of days; it will
sometimes lengthen the flower's shelf
Some people say adding clear soft
drinks or aspirin to the water will
lengthen vase life. The scientific
evidence is still a bit sketchy, but if it
works for you, go ahead.
Try new varieties of flowers and
new ways of displaying them. If an
individual flower head breaks off the
stem, put it in a shallow bowl and use
in a location that gets a closer look.
If the vase is large and the flowers
won't stay standing in place, add
some marbles. Marbles work great
at holding the stems, and depending
on the color, they can also add to the
Fresh flowers may last as long as
two weeks in a typical home, but
they often only last a week. If you get
into the habit of buying flowers and
develop a friendly relationship with
the salespeople, you might be able to
find out when the shipments of fresh
flowers arrive in order to receive the
freshest ones.
In other parts of the world, fresh cut
flowers are part of almost every home,
but in the states, we tend to use them
just for special occasions. Why not
brighten your winter landscape and
buy some flowers today?

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Treasure Island Theatre Group
Presents Dinner and a Show
by Leigh Clifton

I ne cast OT some Lncnantea sunaay are (Trom let to rignt), Joanne Mupsis, Juay Harlacner,
Bonnie Stein, Jackie Winslow, Saray Nagendra, producer Joe Koehler, Maggie Berrill, Don
Taylor, J. Wygant, Civita Schilling, Lolita Wygant and sitting at the foot of the stage is Victor
Alesi and Willie.

The Treasure Island Historical Society is presenting Some Enchanted Sunday,
a buffet dinner and variety show on February 21, 2010 at the Treasure Island
Yacht and Tennis Club. They have been using the Gulfport Senior Center
for their rehearsals as the many dancers, singers and even a ventriloquist's
dummy named Willie get in the act. Ladies from the Jeane Lyn Dance Studio
in St. Pete, wearing their signature green shirts, will be kicking up their
heels, Broadway style. The many talented local singers will sing a variety of
standards and contemporary numbers. The evening should be a memorable
one. The buffet- style dinner opens at 1:30 pm, with the festivities starting at
2:30. There will be a cash bar available. Tickets are $20.00 and are available
at the TI Chamber office or call 360-3477 for more info.

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Korean War
Veterans Association
If you served in Korea during the
Korean War and up to the present,
you are eligible for membership
in the KWVA. Effective this
March, they will meet on the
third Thursday of each month at
11 a.m. at VFW Post 4364, 5773
62 Street N. in St. Petersburg.
KWVA Chapter 14 is dedicated
to preserving the historical
contributions of our military who
have served and sacrificed in the
Korean theater from 1950 to the
They participate in numerous
charitable contributions to the
memory of our veterans such as
the creation of the beautiful and
inspiring granite Korean War
memorial at Freedom Lake Park in
Pinellas Park.
They also participate in parades;
as color guards for special events; as
honor guards for military funerals;
rendering support to members in
need; and participation in other
patriotic and charitable endeavors
along with various youth oriented
Of course there is always time for a
number of enjoyable events such as
picnics, dinners, get together, etc.
Their meetings reflect a relaxed
yet formal format which concludes
with sharing coffee, sandwiches and
pastries while engaged in pleasant
conversation and socialization with
members and guests.
For further information, call
Clarence Dadswell, member and
past President, at 727-522-6496.

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

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Dancers Looking for a
Few Good (Old) Men
The Forever Young Dancers are now
interviewing men age 50 and older
who would like to perform in charity
variety shows. There is also an
opportunity to be in their calendar.
Call 727-360-4406 for details.

Call SPCA for
Injured Strays
To report a sick or injured stray
in need of medical attention or
suspected animal cruelty anywhere
in Pinellas County, contact the
SPCA Tampa Bay. The Shelter offers
24-hours a day, 7 days a week animal
ambulance pickup and animal cruelty
investigations. Information can be
kept confidential. Call 727-586-3591
for both services. If after hours, listen
to the prompts to be connected with
an SPCA Tampa Bay representative.
To learn more about these programs,
visit www.spcatampabay.org.

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

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

Please Be Patient
Who knew remodeling of Sophie's
Attic Thrift Shop would turn into this
big a project? Everything is in God's

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time...and right now He is saying
this will take a little longer. We will
alert you as to our Grand Re-opening
when we are ready to go. Thank you
for your patience.

DBSA Support Group
Are you depressed or bipolar or have
another disorder? Come to a support
group that meets every Thursday

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Cold Weather Fun
By Cathy Salustri

"Hell's never
bothered me.
They told me
when I was five
1 that hell was
where it was
hot. They talked about fires and heat
and sweat... If they'd told me that hell
was cold, with frozen toes and icicles
and blue skin, and everyone aching
and shivering, I would have lived a
different life." -Tom Corcoran, south
Florida novelist

We Floridians don't fare well in
cold weather. Most of us don't own
any winter-appropriate clothes and
a small contingency (this writer
included) swear off the
outdoors as soon as the
mercury dips below 60.
Given that, suggesting
an underwater park as a
wintertime Detours and
Diversions may seem a
bit, well, nuts.
However, the Florida
Keys is a tropical fantasy
for people all over the --
world, and even if the -r
water's a little too cold
right now (the low 70s), the air is
warm and moist and wonderful.
Of course, some call heading to the
Florida Keys when you can't go in
the water torture, but even at the
country's first underwater park,
there's plenty to do top side to give
you a daily dose of sunshine.
Bonus: if you have small children,
Pennekamp above the water has
plenty to do to keep them entertained,
educated, and (this may be the best
part) exhausted by the end of the

WH AT.J o h n
Coral Reef State Park, or simply
"Pennekamp," has the unique
distinction of "America's First
Undersea Park," making it a mecca for

at an Underwater Park: Pennekamp
divers, snorkelers, W H
and fishermen. WHEN:
The park John Pennekamp
comprises almost State Park opens
180 nautical at 8 a.m. and closes
miles and extends at sundown every
three miles out as day of the year. The
into the Atlantic. Yo concessions stay open
It also includes ~from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
mangro ve -e daily. Glass-bottom
swamps, picnic -- tours run at 9:15, 12:15,
areas, hiking trails, and 3.
and tropical hammocks shore side.
The raised boardwalks through the l en oM i 1 e
mangroves keep your feet dry and V .L EM a rk er
transport you to a wild, leafy Florida, 102.5, Key Largo, oceanside.
while the glass-bottom boat tours and
kayaks bring you as close to the water B S part: You don't have
as you dare in the winter. You can B1 to be a water junkie
rent a kayak, pay for a kayak tour, to enjoy the park, and since you're not
or simply put in going in the water, feel free to bring
and paddle your your dog. There's tons for a leashed
own. You can pet to explore, and your hound will
also rent a boat probably enjoy the warm breezes and
if you wish. sunshine as much as you.
The Visitor
SCenter has a W O ST part: Seeing
.t smallaquarium wthe clear
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h -bt several reef and not going in the water.
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as well as a "I A C'Question:
nature video, and while it's not the V.L I Admission
same as being mask-to-fin with a rock to the park costs $4.50 a person or
beauty, it's still pretty good stuff. $8.50 per vehicle (up to eight people).
Camp sites, moorings, docks, and
VY oPennekamp State boat tours cost extra. Call (305) 451-
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the Florida Keys. Couple that with a
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By Scott Lafee
Mental Muscles
Your facial expressions may
help people read you like a book,
revealing your inner thoughts and
feelings, but it turns out your face's
expressivity also affects your ability
to understand written language as
it relates to emotions.
Researchers at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison conducted a
study with 40 volunteers before and
after they had undergone injections
of Botox, a powerful nerve poison
used to deactivate muscles in the
forehead that cause frowning. They
found that the inability to frown
caused participants to be less able
to understand negative emotions.
Specifically, the participants were
asked to read a series of statements
that were angry, sad or happy,
and push a button when they
finished reading each statement --
an indication they comprehended
the sentence's meaning. The
results showed no change in the
time needed to understand the
happy sentences, but after Botox
treatment, subjects took more time
to read the angry and sad sentences.
Although the time difference was

small, it was significant, study
author David Havas said. And it
could not be attributed to changes
in the participants' moods.
"There is a long-standing idea
in psychology called the facial
feedback hypothesis," Havas said.
"Essentially, it says when you're
smiling, the whole world smiles
with you. It's an old song, but it's
right. This study suggests the
opposite: When you're not frowning,
the world seems less angry and less
Question: Did you hear about the
dyslexic, agnostic, insomniac?
Answer: He lay awake at night
wondering if there really was a
A man's illness is his private
territory, and no matter how much
he loves you and how close you
are, you stay an outsider. You are
healthy. -- Actress Lauren Bacall
One hour of making beds burns
136 calories (based on a 150-pound
person), or the equivalent of one-
fifth of a Big Mac with cheese.
A paper in the journal Sleep

reports the average, healthy older
adult (ages 66 to 83) sleeps 20
minutes less a night than middle-
aged adults (40-55) who, in turn,
sleep 23 minutes less than young
adults (20-30). The mean total
sleep time for a young adult was 7
hours, 13 minutes.
Between 13 percent and 16 percent
of women giving birth to their
first child experience postpartum
depression, according to a study
by researchers at the University
of Stavanger in Norway. The
percentage rises to 30 percent to 40
percent for women giving birth to a
second child.
Visible Body
The site isn't free, but if you're
willing to pay the subscription price
($35.95 for a year), the interactive,
animated exploration of every
aspect of the human body (bones,
nerves, muscle, flesh and more)
may be well worth it.
I believe we should adjourn this
meeting to another place. -- Scottish
political economist Adam Smith

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H~y V ^yGFBy Cathy Salustri^

H ere we go again. No, not
elections, although they're
their own heaping mess of
fun, too. No, I'm talking about Clam
Bayou. Tuesday night, the Bayou was
once again in the center ring of the
circus at Gulfport city council. Holly
Greening, the Executive Director for
the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, gave
a highly scientific presentation about
Clam Bayou. Apparently to refute her
comments, Tom Reese, Al and Cindy
Davis' attorney, spoke during the
public session.
To most on council and gathered
ringside, Greening and Reese may as
well spoken in Latin, because each
of them used jargon and numbers as
armor, telling the layperson nothing
about the Bayou. I think Greening
said that the Bayou had some stuff in
it that wasn't that bad, and that Reese
responded with, yes, it IS that bad, but
I'm only guessing.
I don't know about you, but I'm weary
of people throwing around big words
and making accusations. I feel like
those are bully tactics and I don't see
where it helps the Bayou or educates
anyone. We have all these groups
making all this noise about the last
remaining estuary on Boca Ciega Bay,
but nobody's doing anything. The only
people seem motivated to act are the
folks at Keep Pinellas Beautiful, who
stage cleanup, and Kurt Zuelsdorf,
who runs a state-funded program to
trade kayak rentals trash collected in
Clam Bayou. Everyone else uses words
and threats and Gulfport bows to both
without ever taking action.
Who is right? Who can tell? None of
these people spend a lot of time on the
Bayou. They look at it from their dock
or the shore, or maybe wade out in the
water for a sample. They spend more
time at meetings spitting out bitter
vituperative or covering their collective
bureaucratic butt with scientific jargon
about why or why not, or how much
and where. Meanwhile, trash remains
stuck in mangrove roots and golf balls
still clutter the trees and nobody does
anything. If I lived on the Bayou I'd be
mad as hell at the amount of energy the
state, city and private citizens spend
arguing and defending and accusing
and avoiding rather than doing.

Clam Bayou isn't dying, but it sure has
seen better days. Life exists along its
shores and in its waters. I've seen baby
green heron chicks climbing around the
mangroves in the Bayou. I've watched
tarpon splash and gators skulk. I've
taken pictures of two nesting pairs of
osprey. I've caught fish off the park
docks. You can, in some of the deeper
channels, see manatee. From the bay
you'll see dolphin chase fish into the
I've seen, too, shopping carts and paper
cups and golf balls and toilet seats
trapped in the mangroves. Life exists,
yes, but in some perverse ghetto that
juxtaposes beauty with garbage.
Unfortunately the litter doesn't
matter as much as the sand, or mud,
or sediment- call it what you will. That
area, on charts, is historically a mud
flat with low water, but some say that is
evidence of it filling in. You will see the
same thing at the East Beach at Fort
DeSoto, the Mangrove Trail at John
Pennekamp State Park, and a host of
other places in Florida (although those
places have less litter.) It shouldn't
be any deeper than it is; that isn't my
opinion, it's based on historical records
of an area and the definition of this sort
of estuary. Also, consider this: despite
what you can see from the shore at low
tide, not all of the Bayou is six inches
deep (and, just to be clear, the average
depth of all Boca Ciega Bay is barely
eight feet and there are a lot of spots
outside Clam Bayou that barely hit
that six inch mark at low tide.)
But is that mud toxic? That depends on
whose numbers you believe. Swiftmud,
a largely unaccountable agency (sorry,
guys, but your entire boards appointed,
not elected) says not really. The Davis
family suggests it may cause cancer to
live on the Bayou.
After Ms. Greening's presentation
Tuesday evening, the mayor opened
the public session. Mr. Reese spoke
about Clam Bayou and did not stop
after his allotted three minutes, despite
the buzzer that signaled him to do just
that. The Mayor did not stop him at
that point, which he does with everyone
else who speaks. When he stopped him
a little bit later, he granted Mr. Reese's
request to make a presentation to
council at a later date, despite the city's
legal counsel and the city manager

denying that request previously.
Communication has broken down
and folks, this isn't simply a failure to
communicate. We have the makings
of a Carl Hiaasen novel and I'm just
waiting for Skink to step up to the
I wish that the all the interested parties
hadn't lost the ability to compromise
or even have a civil discussion about
the Bayou. We've got scientists and
attorneys who seem incapable of
speaking to laypeople, a practice I
suspect designed to intimidate. We've
got citizens so embittered about
councilwoman Michele King and
anyone else who dares disagree with
them that they won't listen to anything
that contradicts what they choose to
believe. We've got a city staff that gets
threatened with lawsuits for inviting
the Tampa Bay Estuary Program to
speak about Clam Bayou, and we've got
a mayor who lacks the desire to demand
respect from the people addressing
council or to stand up to people who
disregard the rules. The city is in a
race to avoid litigation and minimize
conflict and, as a result, it's allowing a
small group to set the rules. The idea
of what is right or what it should do
doesn't seem to matter anymore.
I fail to see how this will help
Clam Bayou and find myself sorely
disappointed with the mayor, and I
wish, more than anything he and the
rest of the city would grow a backbone,
put a stop to all the words without
action, and do something measurable
to help Clam Bayou.
How? Simple. One: Pay for regular
water and sediment quality tests at
several different points in the Bayou.
Two: Sue the city of St. Petersburg
to install physical devices that will
help collect litter and also to treat or
divert their runoff. Three: Hire an
independent scientist to establish a
standard for air, water, and sediment
quality in Clam Bayou and create a
plan of action. Five: Stop being bullied
into anything less than sound science,
and insist on a layperson translation
of any reports or facts generated about
the Bayou.
The city, of course, doesn't need to
do what I say. But I really wish they
would do something, because I don't
see where the accusations, lawsuits,
and cowtowing to avoid getting sued is
helping anyone. "To map out a course of
action and follow it to an end requires
courage," Ralph Waldo Emerson said.
Does Gulfport have the courage to

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Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles,
near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful inter-
cessor of all who invoke your special patron-
age in time of need, to you I have recourse
from the depth of my heart and humbly beg
to whom God has given great power to come
to my assistance. Help me in my present
urgent petition. In return, I promise to make
your name known and call you to be invoked.
St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid.
Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3
Gloria's. R.R.S.

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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-
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,
1BA/2CG, Screened Porch, Washer/Dryer,
$800/Mo. Call Cheryl, 727-420-7877.
Fresh Paint, New Carpet, C/HA, W/D Hook-
up, Carport, Fenced, Only $795/Mo. Must
See! WALTON REALTY 727-458-3613.
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
1401 60TH ST.S.-3BR/2BA, $1250-1500/Mo.
One Block From Stetson, Detached Garage,
Fenced yard. 727-235-5146.
Apts. from $450/Mo., 1BR's from $550/Mo.,
2BR's from $650/Mo. Vouchers & Section 8
OK.727-804-5596. Gulfport-2BR/1BA Duplex.
CHA $725/Mo.
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.
50th St. S., Large 1BR $595/Mo. plus $300/
Security. 2BR $795/Mo., $400/Security. Move-
in Special for Qualified App. Pets Ok. Search
phone# on Craigs list for Info and Pics. 727-
KENWOOD 2800 2nd Ave. N. Large 2BR/
1BA, Wood Floors, Livingroom, Diningroom,
Laundry Room w/washer/dryer, New CHA,
Den and Small Office. First, Security, and ap-
plication w/references. $895. 530-235-2222.
Furnished. Electric, Water & Cable Included.
Nice/Quiet. Close to Art District. $190/Wkly.
plus Deposit. 727-321-5146.
2BR/1BA HOUSE-Convenient 2nd Ave. S. Lo-
cation. Great Open Floor Plan w/attached Ga-
rage. Quickly get to Tyrone/Gulfport or Down-
town. $595/mo. 727-867-3767.
1.5BA. Annual Unfurnished, Washer/Dryer.
RENTALS, 727-580-9265 or 727-360-9264.
nished, Wide Open Waterfront Condo. 2BR/
2BA, Master Bedroom Overlooks Bay. 1500
SF, $850/Mo. Gas/Cable/Water Included.
Available Now 727-510-0244.
725 JACKSON ST. N. SP.-Nice Deco 1BR
House plus Florida Room, Wood Floors, CHA,
No Pets. $550/Mo. +Utilities. 727-322-0202.
Harbor, Water View, Screened Balcony, Cov-
ered Parking, Fishing Dock. Free Cable & Wa-
ter $595/Mo. plus Deposit. No Pets. 727-345-
5837 or 727-686-5124.

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having fun!

ST. PETE BEACH-1033sqft. Immaculate
1 BR/2BA 2nd floor Apt. in four Unit Bldg. Near
Beach, Petless, Smoke Free. Middle Age
Present Tenants. Washer Provided. $750/Mo.
1st/last/security 727-360-8666.
ST. PETE BEACH (69th Ave/Sunset Way
Area) 2BR, $795/Mo. Ceramic Tile, Near Main
Beach, Shops, Bus, Parking. 727-345-1367.

Street. Complete Kitchen, Fenced Patio, Off
St. Parking, Includes all Utilities/Internet. Non-
Smoker. $495/Mo. 541-829-7309.
KEY WEST STYLE-1 BR/1 BA Modern, Wood,
Tile Floors, Front Porch. $550/Mo. 727-384-
2259. 5626 Gulfport Blvd. Single, Mature
Person. Long Term. Sm. Pet Ok. Available Mid-

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.
1BR/1BA with Courtyard. 5710 19th Ave. S.
$650/Mo. Lease. Available March. See Ad on
Craigs List. 727-328-1989.

SUNSET BEACH- 1BR w/Gulf View! 2nd
Floor, cute and cozy. Just $650/Mo. includes
2BR CONDO- Tropically Landscaped Court-
yard, Pool, BBQ+ Laundry On-site. $650/Mo.
Convenient Location @ 63rd St. & 1st Ave. S.
modeled, C/H/A, W/D, Screened Balcony, Car-
port. Walk to Schools. Great Neighborhood.
$1050/Mo. & Utilities, Cable/Water Included.
Pets OK. 647-6780 After 5 p.m.
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-
$665/Mo. C/H/A, Big Closets, Porch. Water
& Garbage Included. Smokeless Please. No
Section 8. 727-424-6085.
floor, 55+. 1yr. Lease. Newly Updated, Cov-
ered Parking. Move-in Ready, Marina View.
$875/Mo. plus 1st/last/security. 954-270-4882.
55th St. S. Large Kitchen & Living Room. Din-
ing Room, Bonus Room. $850/Mo. $425/Se-
curity 727-742-5140.

floor, corner unit. 2BR/2BA. 55+, No pets, Inc.
cable. $975/mo. annual. 727-542-2445
BAY ISLAND-What a View! Waterfront 1BR/
1BA Condo, W/D, Carport, Htd. Pools, Gated,
Adult, Annual Lease, THE SUN TEAM 727-

cluded. 727-289-3588. Also need Part Time
Handyman & Caregiver.
tages, Efficiencies. Private Beach, Pool and
Private Fishing Dock. $450.00 And Up, 727-
SECTION 8-3BR/2BA Block Construction.
Huge 2 Car Garage. Many Extras, Excellent
Looking Home. $1200./Mo. plus Deposit. WAL-
TON REALTY 727-458-3613.

3BR/3BA, Living Room w/3 Sleeper Sofas,
Separate Dining Room, Tropical Gardens.
$1500/Mo & Electricity. Month to Month Lease.
WATERFRONT-Spacious 1 Bedroom. Walk to
Private Beach. Screened Patio, Dock,
Panoramic Waterfront View. All Utilities Includ-
ing Cable. Non-Smoking. $1200/Mo. 727-479-
2BR/1BA HOUSE-Gulfport Arts District,
Large Kitchen, Washer/Dryer, 1/2 Block from
Beach Blvd. Parking, $795/Mo. $500 Deposit.
727-365-4247 or 727-366-1693.
S. PASADENA 2BR/2BA-Condo on 6th Floor.
Mlit Plan, Water View. Pool, Covered Parking,
D. Close to Shopping, Beach & Stetson
$1000/Mo. Year Lease. 727-345-9620.

ST. PETE BEACH-Furnished 2BR or 1BR.
Apt. Seasonal/Annual, Great Location. Pool,
W/D, No Pets/Smokers, Walk to Beach, Quiet/
Immaculate. Garden. 727-393-6595
WANT TO GET AWAY?- Snow, Ski or Sun, I
will Exchange one of my Time Shares, 7 Days
$800. Mini-Suite sleeps 4. Call Angela, 727-
2BR/2BA, Den, Across from Clubhouse. Brand
New Kitchen/Appliances, 55+ Patriot Square.
No Pets/Smokers. 845-426-5535. cellist007@
808 13TH ST. N.-St. Pete, Ex-Large 1Br/1Ba,
A/C's, New Carpet, Part Utilities Inc. Petless,
Porch, Park Nearby. Furnished/Unfurnished.
$550/Mo. $400/Dep. 458-7899.
WEST ST. PETE- Immaculate Large 1 BR Apt.,
Ground Floor. Off-Street Parking w/Security
System. Only $500 & Deposit. 727-398-4617.

FRUITLAND HEIGHTS 3br/lba Lease Option avail Hardwood Flrs $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

l3X Rentals & Realty, Inc.

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

Bath, Cable TV & Utilities $475/Mo. 727-343-
MAXIMO MOORINGS-Behind Marina, Large
Pool Home, Furnished Room, TV, W/D, Private
Bath, Utilities Included, $500/Mo. + $100 Se-
curity. Robin, 727-776-8610.
HOME TO SHARE-Furnished, Cable, Con-
crete Parking, Washer & Dryer, Fenced Prop-
erty, Utilities Included. Non Smoking, Security
Deposit, $100/Wk. 727-323-1039.

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

BUILDING 1750 SF-Large Corner Lot, 801
49th St. S. Ideal for Contractors, Electrical-
Plumbing, Roofer, etc. or Retail Store for
Lease or Sale. 527-2087.

Town Shores Seasonal Rental for Next Year. 3
maybe 4 months Ideal 207-232-8827.

SUNDAY 10AM-NOON-2/1 Condo. Pet
Friendly. $40,000. 5728 14th Ave. N. JoAnn
TIAL, 727-480-6348.
S. Sun. 1-4, 2/21/10. 2 Story 5BR/4BA plus 2
Car Detached Garage, Pool Home. Excellent
Condition and Perfect for Extended Family.
Features Oak Floors, Island Kitchen w/Gran-
ite, Walk-in Closets in Every Bedroom! 2 In-
side Utility Rooms, Wonderful for Entertaining
In & Out w/Open Patio & Outdoor Kitchen,
Hot Tub, Alley Access.... Must See, too Much
to List and all Newer & Updated. 1326 Gray
St. S. Sun. 1-4 2/21/10. 2BR/1BA, Pool Home
w/Detached Oversized Garage, Fireplace,
Eat-in Kitchen, Metal Roof, Very Well Main-
tained w/Alley Access....Home Sweet Home!
Maddy Guenther, SAIL AWAY REALTY, 727-
SUNDAY 1-3PM.-6322 Palm Del Mar Blvd.
#1007 St. Pete, Isla Del Sol. 2/2 Panoramic
Waterviews. Light, Bright, Updated. $350,000.
RESIDENTIAL 727-480-6348.
SUNDAY 1-4PM.-S. Pasadena. 2BR/2BA
Condo Les Chateau (by new Publix) Beau-
tifully Remodeled. Lovely Patio. $106,900.
BEACH & LUXURY REALTY 727-492-6721.



1 (727) 867-3767
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GULFPORT 1 br park like setting srm prch $495.00
LAKE MAGGIORE Lake View 1 br over 800 sq ft $650
SOUTH PASADENA 1 br/1 be Condo Pool No Pets $595
CHILDS PARK Corner lot with mature trees. ONLY $545
OLD NE 1 br apts Ind. WSG, Gas & Basic Cable $550

ETON HOUSE #207, Updated 1BR/1BA standard unit, carport, move in ready, excellent shape**, Priced at $75,000
EMBASSY HOUSE #404 2BR/2BA deluxe. Updated **Waterviews** Priced at $175,000
NOTTINGHAM HOUSE #115 east corner*2BR/2BA windows galore** carport Priced at $168,000
BARCLAY HOUSE #302 2BR/2BA**Custom Unit** Fabulous Kitchen with eat-in bar** Granite Counters**updated bathrooms**0Open Floor Plan.
**Custom Bahama Shutters**Carport** Priced at $165,000
Lancaster #608 2BR/2BA standard unit with Marina view, carport. Priced at $149,000
TOWN SHORES. WINDSOR HOUSE #307 Open Water views, 1 bed, 1.5 bath, windows, newer a/c, new kitchen, paint etc. carport, Hurricane
Shutters. Priced well @ $161,900
TOWN SHORES JAMISON #507 1 bed/lbath standard unit, furnished, clean & updated w/carport. Priced @$72,900
TOWN SHORES JAMISON #210 2 bed/2bath standard unit, new kitchen, bath, pool views, carport, move in condition. Priced @ $125,000
TOWN SHORES AVALON #202 2 bed/2bath deluxe unit, updated tile, carpet, paint, carport, move in condition. Priced @ $107,000
Avalon #206 1 bed/1 bath, standardunit, Dog Building, completely updated kitchen, bath, furnished, curb parking. Reduced to $84,000
Embassy #409, 1 bed/1.5 bath, deluxe unit, furnished, convenient park by entrance, Reduced to $155,000
Lancaster House #603, "Marina" water views, 2 bedroom Kithen with eai n, very appealing Priced at $127,500
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, bed/1 bath deluxe, new carpet, new paint, waterfront marina views. $0b ,00 $99,000
SEMINOLE GARDEN APTS 8584h111th St. N. #310 2 bed, 2 bath corner condo, stps to Clubhouse priced @ $60109 $54 $49,900

NEW ON MARKET St Pete Home for Sale Beautiful 3 bed / 2 bath, garage, Spanish Style Home with pool located on lot and 1/2. Waterviews
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*h, 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. Reduced $130,000 OPEN SUNDAY 1-4
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 $55,000 SHORT SALE
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

Boca Ceiga Apts #19 55 plus $800 Month
Dover #410 1 bed 1 bath annual, furnished $750 Month
Kenmore #2071 bed bath, furnished $750.00 Seasonal
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5135 8TH AVE. N.-3BR/1BA/1CG Bunga-
low. Disston Area. New AC/Heat, Tile Roof
$119,800. Danny Galuski CENURY 21 727-
Beautiful View of Boca Ciega Bay at Bottom of
49th St. S. Gulfport. 1/1 2nd floor South, Pets,
as is. Available March 1. Call Seller 727-327-
Front, 3/2 House, plus Duplex all for $125,000.
Danny Galuski or Beau Lucas CENTURY 21

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

A Beauty!
Lovely 1 bedroom, pretty pond view from
screened balcony adds to spaciousness of
open floor plan. Ceramic tile in kitchen,
dining area and bath. Newer a/c (2007).
Easy walk to both clubhouses and 2 pools.
Abundance of activities and amenities. New
fitness room and library. Short drive to
beach and V.A. Hospital. Adjacent to Eagle
Park Shopping Center. Listed in mid 50's.
Owner Says "Bring All Offers"
Please Call Frank
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S3880 37th St. S. #51 ($109,900)
Wonderful Patriot Square unit offering Seller
Financing...this is a very spacious 3 bedroom, two bath.
Nearby heated swimming pool, new water heater, private back
stairway back to expansive courtyard. Unit has two large storage
closets, 6 ceiling fans, walk-in closet, inside laundry. Very very
active clubhouse! New windows, new glass top stove,
6 appliances, newer carpet owner will paint.
Private screen balcony with sunrise view.

I OPEN HOUSE SUN., 2121,1-4PM: 3037 57th St. S. ($188,888 Darling Gulfport Art District 3/1 bungalow 2 blocks to the beach on historic brick street. 3 blocks to restaurants, shopping and fun. 2006 updates.
OPEN HOUSE SUN., 2/21,1-4PM: 2630 Miriam St. S. (127,900) Gulfport Marina Distict 2/1 dollhouse, completely renovated inside and out...new kitchen, bath, windows, flooring, etc.
OPEN HOUSE SUN., 2/21.1-4PM: 5845 62nd St. N. 1(98.500) Very nice 2/1 home in Pinellas Farms. Fireplace, screened proch in front, hardwood floors throughout. The perfect home at perfect price.
847 Shore Drive S #419 ($184,900) Only $85/sf for waterfront. Granite throughout, new vanities, ceramic tile throughout, and the view that everyone looks
or! This is one of the finest units in our area...2200+/sf, 3/2.5 with wide open intracoastal and Boca Ciega Bay waterviews.
'502 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.
880 37th St. S. Unit 51 ($109900) 3br/2ba, large condo w/private large screened balcony overlooking a park. Close to Fort DeSoto
60001st Ave. S., Unit #14 ($59,900) 3880 37th St, S. Unit #51 ($109,900) 2502 58th St. S. ($192,000) t I 1 lll* 1847 Shore Drive S., Unit #503 ($80,000)

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ST. PETE BEACH-Treasure Island Gulf Front
Condo. Corner Unit, 2BR/2BA/1CG, Gated,
All Amenities. Danny Galuski CENTURY 21
45-55+ MH PARK- 2BR, New Florida Room,
Furnished, Carport, Patio, Quiet, Pets Okay,
Active Park. Now $2500. Must Sell. 727-522-

Diplomat 9th FL. 2/2 on open water
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Groton 3rd FL. comer overlooking Marina.... $118,000
The Madison Rare 3/2 corner beautiful..... $249,900
Key Capri Penthouse w/Gulf & Bay views
..................................................... REDUCED $237,900
1/1.5 w/direct golf course view...................... $132,000
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Maintenance free golf course community.
Steps to poollclubhouse. 2br/2balCG, stylish/modernized
9635 Mainlands Blvd. #1A Reduced $119,900
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1825 Tyrone Blvd. N. $117,900
Beautiful Quiet Neighborhood
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