Title: Gabber
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Title: Gabber
Alternate Title: Gulfport gabber
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Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann,
George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: February 25, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
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this week...

Centennial Dance
see page 3

Get Rescued
In Gulfport
see page 6

Annual Shell Show
see page 7

Free Senior
Tax Service
see page 15

Gulfport Tour
Of Homes
see page 17

Police Chief To
Speak At So49
see page 18

Free Pasadena
Community Concert
see page 28

Gulfport Polling
see page 37

Bill Northrop's
Opinion, Health Care
see page 40

Rush's Reality
see page 54


since 19681


Every Thursday

No.215 Fbrar 25 Mrc 3,g2010o1

All Tuckered Out!

Photo By Leigh Clifton
Jordan Merritt (right),
and his girlfriend Emily
Mathews get draped by
sleeping kids Mathew
LaPort, 5 and Emily's
little sister Molley, also
5. All four were worn out
from running around all
day at the Pioneer Music
Jamboree last Saturday
afternoon. Both Jordan
and Emily, who are
dating, go to Bogie. Little
Mathew and Molley are
sweethearts too.

See Story, page 49

Gulfport Candidate

Forum Highlights
By Cathy Salustri
At last Thursday night's candidate's forum,
Gulfport residents had the opportunity to find
out where the candidates for Ward One stood on
several issues. Each candidate had one minute
for opening remarks and each candidate had the
opportunity to answer every question, even if it
was asked of another candidate.
The St. Petersburg Area League of Women
Voters sponsored the forum, held at the Gulfport
city council chambers. The League, open to men
and women, attempts to foster open government
and an informed electorate and holds candidate
forums throughout Pinellas county during
election time. As the moderator, a League
representative collected questions from the
audience and posed them to the candidates.
While this format does not allow for a complete
transcript of the evening, The Gabber has
excerpts from the meeting below. For space
considerations, we had to edit some of the answers
while attempting to convey the perceived intent
of the answer.
Before basing your vote on the printed excerpts
below on March 9, The Gabber encourages you
to view the forum in its entirety. Readers may
either visit MyGulfport.us and click on
See Candidate Forum, page 36

St. Pete Beach to Add
Stormwater Utility

ST. PETE BEACH- Instead of raising
the millage rate, the city of St. Pete
Beach passed a stormwater special
assessment. The assessment, which will
start with the next fiscal year (which
begins October 1, 2010), will cost each
tax parcel $36 and will show up in the
November tax bill property owners
Every tax bill issued, regardless of the
size of the property, will have the $36
assessment. This means that a hotel
with several hundred rooms will pay
$36, as will a single-family home. Mark
Lawson, a consultant to the city, said
that could change once the city developed
a stormwater utility.
That $36 is the first step in establishing
such a utility. Currently the city has an
insufficientbudget of $12,500to maintain
its stormwater system, according to
Steve Hallock, Public Services Director
for the city. Hallock backed this up
by telling the commission about the
Sylvette Condominium Association,
which donated $7500 to the city to help
fix a stormwater sewer issue the city did
not have the money to fix. Establishing
See Stormwater, page 2

from front page
a stormwater utility fund will
allow the city to build up monies to
maintain and improve the system,
although Hallock stressed that the
money will not go for immediate
repairs or maintenance.
By setting up the fund, the city
creates a dedicated funding source
for stormwater issues. This protects
the money from being taken to pay
for other costs incurred by the city,
such as legal fees or other unexpected
Initially, the assessment, which
will bring in just over $280,000,
will create stormwater utility fund.

This fund, which the city cannot
use for any purpose not related to
stormwater, will allow the city to
investigate methods for improvement
and maintenance and develop a plan
to do so with the monies it collects
from the assessment. The city also
hopes that this fund will allow staff
to educate residents and businesses
about stormwater issues, such as not
dumping oil or mop water into storm
Commissioners voted unanimously
to approve the assessment. They
also voted to approve issuing a
"Stormwater System Revenue Note"
of no more than $20,000. This note
will help buy equipment for the
stormwater program.

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Signs on the Beach
ST. PETE BEACH- The city modified
its Land Development Code to
"ensure consistency with the adopted
Comprehensive Plan," according to
city documents.
This broad amendment outlines
prohibited signs, nonconforming
signs, exemptions, building permits,
shielding the light on signs,
commercial and noncommercial
speech, message, permit, and
application processes and rules.
Under the amended code, signs
such as "snipe" signs, flashing signs,
rotating signs, and abandoned signs
are prohibited. Snip signs are the
kind stuck in the ground on street
corners touting things like "Lose
Weight Now- Ask Me How" according
to Karl Holley, the city's Community
Development Director.
Businesses on Corey and in Pass-
a-Grille may now display a-frame
signs, Holley told the commission.

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News from the
Gulfport [Jistorical Society

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:
* Gulfport Village Pub
*La Cote Basque
*( 1 .I 1.ily's
*Sal's Town Shores Restaurant
*Stella's Deli & Gelato
*Yummy's Casual Cafe
Tickets for the dance and show
are still available at the Historical
Museum, Gulfport Chamber of
Commerce, Gulfport Casino and by
phone. Call Cathy at 345-1501.

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100th Anniversary Celebration
Gulfport Historical Society
Annual Dance & Show

Gulfport Centennial

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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

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Gulfport's Dance
of the Century!
Tomorrow night celebrates 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!
Finger food is sponsored by Gulfport
restaurants: Sal's, C0 l.i.Ily's, Le
Cote Basque, Yummys, Stellas and
the Village Pub.
Prepaid reservations will be taken
for tables of eight, so don't wait to get
into the dance of the Century! Tickets
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Boulevard S., The Gulfport Chamber
of Commerce, 2800 58 Street S. or
call Cathy at 727-345-1501.

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

Community Business
There will be a Community Business
Showcase on Thursday, February 25
at 4:30 p.m. hosted by The Fountains
at Boca Ciega Bay, 1255 Pasadena
Avenue. Representatives from banks,
travel agencies, financial institutions
and more will be on hand to answer
your questions. Taste some of South
Pasadena's finest foods.

Last Chance to See
"Ain't Retirement
The Gulfport Community Players
have scored another sold out weekend
during last weekend's re-opening
of "Ain't Retirement (C.in.l1' at the
Back Door Theater.
The play, if you haven't seen it yet, is
a comical musical revue of retirement
life here in Florida. It originally
premiered at the Back Door Theater
about a year ago. Since then, it has
been on tour in the central Florida
area, and has enjoyed sell out crowds
at all of its performances. In fact,
many people have seen it more than
There is one more weekend left for
you to enjoy this play at the Back Door
Theater. Tickets are very limited for
the Friday and Saturday night shows,

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and there are no tickets at all left for
its closing performance on Sunday,
February 28. The Players strongly
suggest that you call Gil at 727-343-
8560 for reservations for the Friday
or Saturday 8 p.m shows. Tickets are
still only $15 each, but you'd better
call early to reserve yours.
The Players' Back Door Theater is
located just off 49th St. S., at 4919
17 Avenue S. in Gulfport. Look for
their sign on 49th Street. There is

plenty of free lighted parking right
at the theater. Snacks, soft drinks,
beer and wine are available inside for
your enjoyment. It is suggested that
you show up about 45 minutes before
showtime to get a better choice of
For more information about this
play or the Players in general, please
visit their website at: http://www.

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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
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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
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representing over 60 animal rescue
groups from throughout the region.
It is one of the largest such events in
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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
Salon M, 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.
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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
Night from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $5. Show
continues Friday, February 26 from
9-3 and Saturday, February 27 from
9-1. Event features books, clothing,
jewelry, antiques, household items,
garden doo dads, plants and more
at bargain prices. A homemade
lunch will be available Friday and
Saturday. Call 381-8920.

Shell Club Annual
Seashell Show
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
be sales vendors with both specimen
shells and artistic shell related items
available for purchase, hourly door
prizes, raffle items and children's
activities. Admission is $3, children
under 15 free when accompanied
by an adult. There is plenty of free
parking. Call 727-460-4566 for

information or visit our website at

City-Wide Yard Sale
in St. Pete Beach
of St. Pete Beach hosts its biannual
community-wide yard sale, where
St. Pete Beach and surrounding city
residents can clean out their closets
for some extra dough or come seeking
treasures. The yard sale will take
place rain or shine on Saturday,
February 27 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

at the St. Pete Beach Community
Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Call
363-9245 to reserve your sale space

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

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Town Shores Bocce
Tickets for the March 20 Dinner
Dance are now in the hands of your
building rep. If you are in doubt
who your building rep is, it should
be posted on your bulletin board.
The party will have Dale Williams
"Frank Sinatra" entertaining for the
evening. Food will be catered by Lee

Roy Selmons. Price 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
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will be no substitutes and team
members will not be allowed to move
to other teams when eliminated.
All renters and owners, men and
women, even if they did not play
on a team during regular play, are
encouraged to participate in this fun
event. Hopefully, all games will be
completed before the end of March.
The picnic held on the last day of
play will take place the last week
of March. Definite information to
follow. Call George at 345-3618 with

Health and Wellness
Fair in St. Pete Beach
of St. Pete Beach and the Tampa
Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce
have partnered to host the "Building
a Healthy Community" Health
and Wellness Fair on Saturday,
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
and valuable information on health
topics for people of every age. Types
of vendors include local hospitals and
clinics, gyms and fitness programs,
spas and massage therapists,
natural and organic products and
much more. For more information
contact the Recreation Division at

Wine Tasting on
Corey Avenue
On Friday, February 26 from
5-8 p.m. merchants along Corey
S Avenue in St. Pete Beach will be
open late offering wine, beer and
refreshments. Live music in the
courtyard by Sam Stone. Shake
uers that cabin fever and head on down
to Corey Avenue for an evening
of music, fun and more! Located
just off Gulf Blvd. in downtown St.
Pete Beach. Free parking and free
admission. Call 727-498-8778 or
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Gulfport Little League
Opening Day Parade
Don't miss this all American pastime
right here in Gulfport. Celebrate the
Gulfport Little League Parade and
Opening Day on Saturday, March
6! The Parade Begins at 10 a.m. at
the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730
Shore Blvd. S., then heads east on
Shore Blvd., then north on Beach
Boulevard to the City Complex at
Lum Atkinson Field at 1820 55 Street
S. in Gulfport.
Fun for all after the parade with
free cool interactive inflatable's like
soccer, baseball, basketball, darts
Frisbee and football sports. Also
check out how fast your pitch is with
the special radar speed Pitch game!
The concession stand will be open for
hot dogs, hamburgers fries and more
for an affordable purchase price. To
find out how you can participate in
this great event by volunteering or
sponsoring a Little Leaguer, contact
Tim at 727-458-2461. For general
event information, contact Gail at
727-893-1118. Let's play ball!

Dog Obedience Training
A Dog Obedience Training class
starts Wednesday, March 3, from 6-7
p.m. for adult dogs six months of age
and up. Classes will be held at the
Gulfport Neighborhood Center (1617
49 Sreet. S.) Cost is $100 or $75 if dog
is adopted for the seven-week session
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The Garden Club
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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 "Making

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.

Chili Cook-off
Fund Raiser
The GFWC St. Petersburg
Woman's Club is sponsoring the 7th
Annual Chili Cook-Off & Hot Dog
Eating Contest ( age 18 and over),
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
Center at 3050 First Avenue S. 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, $10 for children
(3 and under free). Live music. Line
dancing. Call 895-2506.

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Civil War Battle
Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
Reenactment Regiment, in
cooperation with the Pinellas
County Parks Department, will host
the 11th annual American Civil
War Weekend Encampment and
Historical Battle Re-enactment on
February 26-28, at the Fort DeSoto
Park located in Tierra Verde, on
the Southern-most end of Pinellas
County, Florida.
The civil war era camps will be
open free to the public from 10 a.m.
until 5 p.m. each day. Participants
will be depicting both Union and
Confederate infantry, artillery,
cavalry, and civilian impressions.
On Friday, February 26, the
camps will be open for tours by
1000+ pre-registered elementary

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school children from surrounding
counties. On Saturday and
Sunday, camps will be open to the
public with ongoing events all day,
climaxing with an historical battle
re-enactment each afternoon at 1:30
p.m. Other civil war activities will
include period sutlers and vendors,
a mock military trial and execution,
artillery demonstrations, infantry
drills, 'ladies afternoon tea', drum
and fife music performances, and
civil war medical demonstrations.
Come join the fun!

Major Gary Lee Littrell
Causeway and Bridge
ST. PETE BEACH- St. Pete Beach
commissioners agreed to show
their support to designate part of
the Pinellas Bayway (starting at
Gulf Boulevard and ending at U.S.
Highway 19, or 34th Street) as the
"Major Gary Lee Littrell Causeway
and Bridge." Major Littrell, a St.
Pete Beach resident, received the
Congressional Medal of Honor.

Join Me
Every Wednesday
at 6:00pm
Every Friday
at 10:00am


Mercantile Bank
1275 Pinellas Bayway
2nd Floor
Tierra Verde
Call Lisa at
or email at
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8 am & 10 am
Children's Nursery Provided
Adult Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am
Children's Sunday School 10:00 am
Dr. Mike Wetzel, Pastor
1271 Pinellas Bayway, Tierra Verde, FL. 33715
behind the Merc ile ank)
(727) 866-7362
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Metaphysical Community Church
1950 2nd Ave. No., St. Petersburg
(727) 822-8628 (727) 822-3157
Sunday Worship Services 11:00 am
Monday, Course in Miracles, 7pm
Sat. 2/20 Psychic Reader, 12-3pm
Sun 2/21 Walk this way Pain relief
seminar with Paul St. John, 1pm
Check our WEBSITE for Details

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

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Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965
for more information on placing your ad in this special section

Unitarian Universalist
United Fellowship
5721 Central Ave.
Can there be a church without a creed? We
are a lay led Fellowship guided by truth
and reason. We invite you to discover
Unitarian Universalism with us.
Discussion 10:15 AM
Program 11:00 AM

Schedule of Worship
Sunday Worship
8:00 AM & 10:00AM
Wednesday 10:00 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
Wednesday Bible Study
11:00 am and 7:00pm
6315 Central Ave.
t 727-347-1226
"Divesity our strength, God's love our bond"

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ni i dChrch of Christ
150 49th St. N.
vlLJE 321-1088

Sunday Mornings
Contemporary Worship service: 10:30am
Children's Sunday School: 9:30am
Adult Sunday School: 9:45am
Middle School Youth Group: 3:00pm
Children's Nursery Provided
Thursday Pastor's Book Study: 6:30pm
Rev. Gave Boslev-Mitchell, Pastor

Join Us For
Wednesday Healing Eucharist 11am
Sunday Sam & lOam Holy Eucharist
Our Thrift Store is open
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Proceeds benefit Food Pantry
Food Pantry is Open
1st & 3rd Sundays
from: 10 am to 12:30 pm
St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church
3747 34th St. South St. Petersburg, FL 33711
(727) 867-7015


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
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.

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
to make reservations.


Welcomes You
Sunday Worship ......................1.... 0:30 a.m.
Terrific Tuesday ............... 3:30-5:00 p.m.

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Wind Ensemble in
Concert at Park Place
Park Place Wesleyan Church,
4400 70 Avenue N. in Pinellas Park,
will present the Indiana Wesleyan
University Wind Ensemble in concert
on Wednesday, March 3 at 7 p.m.
Free admission. Nursery provided.
Call 526-3674 or visit www.ppwc.

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

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


Join us this Sunday!

"Our Cross to Bear"

9:00 am Direct Connection Contemporary Service
with Sign Language Interpretation
11:00 am Traditional Service
10:00 am Classes for All Ages

227 70th Street South
(727) 381-2499 www

St. Petersburg, FL 33707

TIlnlTy ChuRch oF The NazaRene
"Open ARws MinisTRes"
1000 55th Street S., Gulfport, FL 33707
Rev. Dennis E. Belus
Email: TrinityChurchNaz@Yahoo.com
Sunday School 9:30 am
Worship Service 10:40 am
Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study
and Kids night Out 6:00 pm

St. Philip's Anglican Church
S7685 66th St. N. 3 -
Pinellas Park, FL 33781 R2I
Traditional Anglican Worship
1928 Prayer Book
Holy Eucharist: 10 am Sundays
Mass & Bible Study Wednesdays
11 am&7 pm


Marina on the
Beach Will Wait
ST. PETE BEACH- Commissioners
voted to hold off on a feasibility study
about a city-built, owned and run
marina by the Community Center.
Woods Consulting would have
charged the cityjust under $10,000 to
complete a marina feasibility study.

Commissioner Chris Leonard said
he'd rather turn the city's attention
to the east end of Corey Avenue.
"In my business right now, there
is no development. Everything is on
hold. People are trying to sustain to
get by," Leonard said.
Vice-Mayor Al Halpern responded
that he wanted to see a money-
making venture that could help the


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city's coffers. He pointed to Gulfport's
municipally-run marina as a reason
to explore building a marina.
"I wouldn't have brought this
forward to begin with if Gulfport
couldn't demonstrate a nice $1.6,
$1.7M asset to the city every year,"
Halpern said.
"Gulfport has done a phenomenal
job," Leonard agreed.
Commissioners debated waiting
until the federal government
resumed permitting marinas in
this area of Pinellas County before
paying for a study. City Manager
Mike Bonfield explained that the
study would allow the city to discuss
the idea of a marina intelligently
and prepare for the time when the
federal government lifts its ban on
Commissioners Leonard and Bev
Garnett voted against the study
and Halpern and Jim Parent voted
in favor of it. Mayor Mike Finnerty
broke the tie with a no vote.

WE GO THERE! 321-6965

Confused About Hearing Aids?


Thursday, March 4th 11:00am

We'll expose the truth about hearing aids that most companies DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW!
* Leave your checkbook at home. No hearing aids will be sold at this seminar.
* We'll clear up all the confusion about hearing aids.
If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of hearing loss, then don't miss this opportunity!

Free Lunch Provided by: Bob Evan's Hearing Centers, Inc.

Limited Seating

Gigi's Italian Restaurant
6852 Gulfport Blvd. South
South Pasadena, FL. 33707

4 Gabber February 25 March 3, 2010

Sign Up for Your
Free Round Trip
The City of Gulfport has partnered
with The Gulfport Merchants
association to offer two free trolley
tokens per person at the Tuesday
Market. It's easy to get your free
tokens! Just go to the Merchants'
booth and fill out your name and
email address and you will also
receive information on upcoming
The Tuesday Fresh Market is located
on Beach Boulevard (between 28th
Ave. S. and Shore Blvd. S.) every
Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you
haven't tried the Gulfport/St. Pete
connector trolley yet, this is a perfect
time to sign up for your free tokens.
It's a win-win as you are keeping up
with what is happening in Gulfport
and you get a free ride on the
Gulfport/St. Pete connector Trolley.
Don't forget to ask for your flyer with
the schedule! For more information
on the Trolley, call 727-893-1069.

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.

1210 Pasadena Ave. So.
St. Petersburg, FL. 33707
Wellness Consultant
FREE Lectures
No Purchase Necessary
Senior Discounts

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By Fred Wilder
March Workshop
Members who attend or have ever
attended one of our workshops
can enter a painting from it in our
March workshop show. You may
enter up to two paintings from each
workshop. Entry date is Thursday,
March 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
The Treasure Island City Hall
Auditorium, 120 108 Avenue. If
you are not a member we invite you
to join us. All members will vote to
select the winners of this show. On
Saturday, March 13 we will hold
a reception for the winners. There
will be an art demonstration.
Refreshments will be served. For
more information, call Fred at

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March Floral
Design Class
All new spring floral design classes
will be offered at the Gulfport
Recreation Center in March. Laurie
Marino, floral designer andinstructor,
is continuing her popular floral
design class. You will learn secrets
of professionals and tricks using
materials from your garden. All fresh
flowers are providedin this new three-
class session on Wednesdays March 3,
10 and March 17. All materials and
flowers (fresh) are provided. All you
need to bring are your scissors. Step
by step instructions- no experience
necessary. Pre-registration with
deposit required. Class times are
6:15-7:45 p.m. Call Laurie directly
at 727-289-4818. She can also be
mailed at makeitandtakeit@yahoo.
com. Only $22 per class or $60 dollars
for the three class session.

Party for Teens in
St. Pete Beach
ST. PETE BEACH, FL: The St. Pete
Beach Community Center will be
hosting its first-ever T.W.E.E.N.
Party on Friday, March 5 from
7-10 p.m. This party is just for guys
and girls in 6th through 8th grades
who are looking for something fun and
different to do. T.W.E.E.N. (The Way
to Enjoy Exciting Nights) Parties are
held the third Friday of every month
and include music, dancing, a pizza
dinner, pool andfoosballcompetitions,
and Nintendo Wii games played on



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their huge inflatable movie screen.
All parties are at the St. Pete Beach
Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega
Drive, and are just $5 for St. Pete
Beach residents and $6.50 for non-
residents. All interested participants
must be registered no later than the
Wednesday prior to the party. Call
363-9245 for details.

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 29th 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, call 727-
893-1092 or 727-893-1118.

gumfport 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
cI or check only
Start @ Scout Hall
5315 28th Ave. S Gulfport 33707
Trolley Service milable and recommended

Additional Info:
4 Gulfport Chamber of Commerce

Dolly Tickell, Event Coordinator
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Live Music P DI acig
Gulfport Casino Featuring Bobby Hendrick
Friday, March 19, 7:30pm Of The Original Drifters
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Small Adventures Bookstore

Gulfport Chamber

Gulfport Garden a
\" & Bird Club
The March 11 program will be
visits to two local garden centers.
Banyan Scapes at 932 49 Street S.
in Gulfport will have a program on
water-wise plants at 10 a.m. The
next stop will be Hazel's Nursery
and Garden at 5063 Dartmouth
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg which
has rare and unusual plants.
Meet at Banyan Scapes on March
11 shortlybefore 10 a.m. If you plan
to drive, call a friend to join you or
if you need a ride, call a friend to
make arrangements.

Gulfport Chief to Speak
at So49 Meeting
Gulfport Police Chief Vincent
contacted the 49th Street South
Business Association (more
commonly called So49) and offered
to attend one of their meetings to
discuss crime and other issues in
the area. He will be their guest
speaker at the Wednesday, March 10
meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Gulfport
Neighborhood Center located on 49th
Not familiar with So49? Here is their
Mission Statement: "The Association
seeks to unite, enhance, and promote
the 49th Street South business
corridor and embedded residential
communities. Using sustainable
strategies, we seek to achieve
a district regionally recognized
for vibrancy, special goods and
services, safety and entrepreneurial
opportunity. Membership is open
to all as we believe that we can
accomplish collectively that which
we cannot do individually."
They are currently planning for
and/or working on the Community
Garden, the Blues Fest and a
possible block party on the Greenway
in conjunction with National Night
Out just to name a few. Visit their
developing web site at www.So49.
Please join them (and bring a friend)
as they welcome the Chief on March
10! For more information, call Walt
Dill, Secretary at so49web@aol.com or
Jeri Reed, President at 727-258-6618
(days) or 727-327-3509 (evenings).

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The Gabs in Apil. Do you thnk the program

Marvin and Kathy Graves,
Gulfport: "We both think it should
be continued because there's an
awful lot more to be learned about
outer space. We've put a huge
investment into the International
Space Station and should keep up
the maintenance. Why spend all
that money and effort to build one
up in space and then fail to use or
maintain it? We read in the paper
that if our shuttles are discontinued,
we willhave t' .'. i .1 million dollars
to Russia to ride with them on their
shuttles. That's' what they're going
to charge the US. Wouldn't it make
a whole lot more sense and be
cheaper if NASA took that money
and put it back into repairing our
existing fleet rather than pay the
Russians all that money to ride in
their shuttles? Another reason to
keep the program is that the young
people of today can learn so much
more today. They have access to
instant info with the Internet, they
can watch missions in real time and
there is so much more to be learned
about space now than there ever
was. Before, the astronauts were
almost impossible to relate to for
the kids. Now, with a teacher from
Clearwater on this next mission,
it makes the astronauts feel more
personable, easier to relate to for
the kids. They can identify with
the whole concept of space better.
There's a whole lot more out there
to see and explore. We've barely
gotten started."

Gabber February 25 March 3, 2010

Jackie Schaaff, St. Pete: "I think
it should be put on hold for a while,
until the economy improves. The
government spends millions of dollars
to send one of those up. I don't think
the program should be eliminated
altogether; some of the stuff they do
is good for us. But we just shouldn't
spend that huge amount of money
when the economy is so bad. They
need to start fixing or repairing the
shuttles we have now. Why not take
two years off and give NASA the time
to fix the bugs and problems? That
would give them a chance to update
technology too. That could cut in half
the amount of money spent on the
program and give them the chance to
regroup. It just seems hard to justify
spending all that money when the
economy is in such terrible shape."
* *

Vern Ackers, Gulfport: "I think it
should be discontinued. The amount
of money spent, just for fuel alone
for one of those things to get up into
space is ridiculous. It costs millions.
The cost of upkeep is just huge and
when the Shuttle has to land in
California, it costs an additional $1
million dollars alone. I mean, there
are kids going hungry, people losing
their jobs and homes and sleeping
in the streets. I think that money
NASA uses could be a whole lot
better spent somewhere else. We've
already walked on the moon. When
you think about it, what does space
really have that we need, right here,
right now? Wait for the economy
to come back and then think about
space. Our troubles are right here,
on Earth."

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Town Shores
Red Hatters
The "Happy Hour" for all dues
paying members and husbands and/
or significant others will be held
tomorrow, 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 welcomed.
Please call Julie at 343-6587 or Judy
at 344-7558.

On Wednesday, March 3 a bus trip
has been planned to Lake Hamilton.
They will leave from the gazebo on
59 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 more
information and to deliver your $39
check. All reservations and checks
must be in by tomorrow, Friday,


St. Petersburg

Bridge Club

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

February 26. They have one bus and
it will be first come, first served.
March Bunko will be on Friday,
March 12. Mark your calendars for
these two March activities.

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.

"Antiques in the Park"
Show Returns
Gulfport's new "Antiques in the
Park" series will return to ('I m.-in
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,
old pottery, 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

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

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4 Spots for struggling
11 Some of the IBM line
14 Eight bits
15 of Aquitaine
16 Modern music style
17 Weill/Brecht opus,
with "The
20 Ten or pen followers
21 Nourishment
oversight grp
22 Tasty
23 Certain Chopin
25 Velocity
26 Deed Sp.
27 His cookies are
31 Fine fiddle
32 Cornettist Red
Nichols' story
35 Antofagasta
36 Small-stakes school
43 Di Laurentis, and
44 "_ we forget ...
45 Launder
46 Line from Lod

47 the ocean
49 Violinist Oliveira
51 Suitable
54 Garde starter
55 Somerset Maugham
tale, with "The
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59 Oyster, for example
60 EC member
61 Functional or peptic
62 Modern sculptor
63 Palm Sunday mount


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2 Let go
3 Send a different way
4 Canadian flyers
5 Jungfrau or Eiger
6 Great Barrier, e.g.
7 Pretoria specie
8 Sicilian resort
9 FAO Schwartz
10 Theater sign
message: pl.
11 Get ready
12 Roman kindness
13 Dug

18 "... the the
beginning": Churchill
19 Quebecois
24 London theater
or cabbage
28 Musically, this can
be heavy
29 Have a view
30 Shiites and Shakers
31 crackle! pop!
33 London's of
34 Negatives from
Nikita: var.
36 Hold up to ridicule
37 Charms
38 Pitcher Ryan
39 Branch or oil
40 Shaba, once
41 Displays
42 Lessees
43 Considered
48 Von
50 Broccoli
51 Selling letters
52 Early college
entrance exam.
53 Bathroom
wall-covering, often
56 Chill
57 Sweet age, in old

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Gabber February 25 March 3, 2010

By Matthew Margolis
Maybe it all started with Snoopy.
The temper tantrums, the hysterical
cackling laughter at his own jokes,
that conniving competitive edge
that was always there between he
and his "master," Charlie Brown.
Or maybe Charles M. Schulz was
like the rest of us in our tendency
to project emotions and ulterior
motives onto our dogs.
Since the advent of the ad industry,
advertisers have successfully
attributed emotions to dogs in
an effort to convince consumers
to open their wallets. One of the
best examples is a commercial
spot on YouTube that features a
dog who becomes devastated upon
spotting his "girl" with another dog.

Stumbling onto the horrific scene
of the two of them together, the
emotionally distraught canine heads
for the nearest five-lane freeway to
put a permanent end to his misery.
But, alas, his plan is foiled. By an
awesome set of Bridgestone tires.
Before holistic dog food, there was
Chuck Wagon. They ran an ad in
the 70s, narrated by the gentlest
of grandfatherly voices, starring a
cute little pup chasing after a wagon
full of chow. The spot closed with a
voiceover reassuring dog owners:
"Chuck Wagon. Next to you, what
he likes best and needs most."
Last year, AT&T ran an ad for
its 3G network that highlighted
the use of online social media in
tandem with its high-speed network
to return a lost pup to its adorable

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young owner. The final frame shows
the dog bolting into the child's
And Travelers Insurance had a
runaway YouTube hit with their
"Prized Possession" commercial
featuring a neurotic dog that just
can't get a good night's sleep until
his bone is safely in their hands.
The projection of human emotions
onto dogs is much more than a
capitalist idea. Dog owners do it all
the time in everyday life. This isn't
to say that dogs have no feelings.
But the canine set of emotions is
much more limited and much less
complex than ours.
I get calls on a daily basis from
people who are sure their dogs are
out to get them:
There was the woman whose pooch
had decimated thousands of dollars
worth of Persian rugs. She was
convinced the dog was displeased
with the arrangement of furniture
in that room.
There was the man whose dog had
urinated on his carpets every day for
two years without fail. When I asked
him whether he had housebroken
his dog, he said, "No. But that's not
it. He's angry."
And there are too many couples
to list who are convinced that their
jealousy-crazed dog is out for their
significant other. Territorial 'i\. I.1 .
Jealous? It's unlikely any dog, no
matter how seemingly intelligent or
manipulative, is capable of pulling
an OJ.
So if your dog uses the business
section of your newspaper as a
toilet, it's not because he's fed up
with Wall Street or stressed over
the S&P Index. It's either because
he was paper-trained, or because he
was never trained.
Emoticons make it possible to
attribute tone to an otherwise
emotionless e-mail or text, making
it easy to eliminate confusion. But
attributing human emotion or
motive to a dog only creates it.

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

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

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

Volunteer Opportunities
Senior Center:
Contact Cynthia at 893-1231

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

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SPCA Pet of the Week
Mr. Nose is a 2 year old Lab Retriever mix seeking
a special someone to adopt him. He is quite shy and
uncomfortable at the noisy shelter, and is looking to
find a patient, caring individual that will give him the
love that he deserves. Mr. Nose was transferred in to
the SPCA Tampa Bay from another shelter that was
out of space. He would like to find a permanent forever
home where he can feel safe and secure. When we took
him out of his cage for his photo shoot, he was initially
cautious, but within about 5 minutes time and away
from all of the barking dogs, he was very happy, loving and friendly. He enjoyed
the attention and hugs that we gave him and happily pranced alongside us on
his walk. Mr. Nose would prefer to interact with children over the age of 15
and would also love it if you could find him a better name. Visit Mr. Nose at
9099 130 Avenue N. in Largo, or call 727-586-3591.

Adopt or Foster a Greyhound
Meet Trifle, a sweet somewhat shy girl, with a beautiful
light brindle coat. Trifle warms up to her humans quickly,
and when she does, she's got a laid-back, very endearing
personality. She has adjusted well to our routines, and
gets along well with her kennel mates too. Trifle gets
along with small dogs and cats, and also enjoys car rides.
To meet Trifle or any of our other greyhounds, please
contact Greyhound Pets of America at (727) 595-7852,
visit our website: greyhoundpets.com, or see us at the Tyrone PetSmart on
most Sundays from noon to 2 p.m.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Most
people are consumed with a need
to prepare for the future. That's
because they are afraid that if they
let the wind blow them where it will,
they'll end up in a bad place. You,
however, believe the wind only has
your best intentions at heart. You'll
trade a measure of security for the
promise of adventure.
ARIES (March 21-April 19).
Playing second fiddle isn't such a
bad idea when you're learning from
the first fiddle or not quite ready
to go solo. That said, it's time you
graduate from the apprentice role.
You're the best person around at
what you do, and you deserve to be
recognized for it. Get bold, and step
into the spotlight.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20).
You are constantly thinking of
the other person and how to make
them comfortable. That's why you
shouldn't speak ill of yourself.
Though self-deprecation can
sometimes be endearing, it often
makes others uncomfortable. Think
highly of yourself, and refrain from
commenting on your own abilities.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You're
eager to get on with things, to
achieve a measure of success and
know what the insiders know. Keep
in mind that you don't need to have
all of the answers to be happy. In
fact, this state of naivete will prove
to be the most blissful stage of the
game. So savor this time of learning.
There's no reason to rush.
CANCER (June 22-July 22).
Thinking you are right may bring
comfort, but not necessarily
happiness. Could it be that another
person who believes the opposite is
just as right in his or her own mind?
And if being right means causing
rifts and misery, then what's the
point? With your open mind, you'll
find pleasure and peace.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Wouldn't
it be lovely to be all things to all
people? You'd be liked and accepted
everywhere. Oh, well, that's not how
things work. And you might actually
get a kick out of being difficult and
causing problems. So be true to
yourself, even if it means saying "no"
an awful lot. Your troublemaking
will have paid off by Friday.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You can't
choose your family. And sometimes
it feels as though you can't even
choose your friends. Circumstances
throw people together, and one
thing leads to another. This week,
you may suddenly realize you don't
have many common interests with
a loved one. Let this signal you to
develop some.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Winners
think like winners. It will be
made apparent to you the ways in
which you have been undermining
your own success by thinking of
a situation in limited or negative
terms. See the obstacles in your path
as opportunities to move forward in
a new way -- perhaps a way that no
one ever has before.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).
Due to your amplified personal
magnetism, you will draw intense
people and situations to you. You
understand what it's like to feel
overwhelming emotion; therefore,
it doesn't frighten you one bit. And
you will be a tremendous help to the
passionate souls who find their way
to you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
You've built a support system that
suits you. It might not look like what
someone else has, and it shouldn't.
Your needs are different from the
needs of those around you. You will
appreciate the help and love you get
in whatever form it comes. And this
week it will come in many different
and lovely forms.


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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
You may feel overwhelmed by all
that needs doing. So if you feel like
escaping or putting your head under
the covers for much longer than one
night's sleep, it's probably because of
the sheer volume of tasks facing you.
The good news: One thing at a time is
all you can do, and is quite enough to
move mountains.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). As
you go about the business of being
yourself this week, a murmur of
approval stirs in your wake. You are
often an object of admiration when
you do what comes naturally to you.
But this week the attention comes
with a hint of open wonder in the eyes
of your friends and co-workers. You're
really wowing them!
This Week's Birthdays: Your
relationships continue to improve --
a major contributor to your overall
satisfaction and happiness. Your
ability to open up to another person and
share your heart, a special interest or
simply a common space will serve you
on a daily basis. New introductions
give March some pizzazz. April is your
chance to strategically fix finances.
You will play expertly in the politics
of work. Family members bond this
summer. A loved one encourages you
to see different parts of the world.

Music at Gulfport
Beach Pavilion
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Cookie with karaoke & dancing
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.
Carol & Joe, Karaoke Kraze
Friday, 1-4 p.m.
Joanne & Chris, The Silver
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

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Players to Present "You
Can't Take it with You"
The Gulfport Community Players
will be opening the George S.
Kaufman and Moss Hart classic,
"You Can't Take it with You" on
March 4 at the Catherine A. Hickman
Theater of Gulfport. The play will
run through March 14. Curtain times
for Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays
are 8 p.m.; and 2 p.m. for the Sunday
The play's director, Eileen Navarro,
has a great cast of 18 people to work
with and the play should draw large
crowds, due to its popularity. Written
way back in 1934, the play is set in
New York City during the Great
Depression and revolves around the
very eccentric family of a former
Wall Street tycoon. He spends most
of his time playing darts and going to
college commencements throughout
the city. His daughter is a playwright,
while her husband manufactures
fireworks in the basement. Their
daughter practices ballet in the
living room, under the tutelage
of a Russian instructor, while her
husband plays the xylophone and
runs a printing press. Basically,
everyone in the house does exactly
what they really want to do. Throw
in a love story, a dinner party that
goes terribly wrong, some exploding
fireworks, a few federal agents, and a
night in jail and you have a very fast
moving comedy but, with a message
for all of us, especially in our current,
problem-filled economic times.
Join the Players for a night or
an afternoon of more great live

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entertainment from Gulfport's
original community theater group.
Tickets are on sale now for just
$15 each and are available at
Eileen's Resale Boutique, the
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, the
Gulfport Casino, the Beach Bazaar,
at the door, or by calling them at
727-322-0316 for advance sales.

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Flea Market
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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.






Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068

mygulfport.us and follow the links:
City Departments, Leisure services,
Rec. Center.
Tomlinson Skate Park Sticker
Annual cost $5 res./$10 non-res. Reg-
istration: Age 17 and under must be
accompanied by a parent, have proof
of residency and fill a consent form.
A\.iilldiili to register: Monday
through Friday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Open Gameroom Tues. & Thurs.,
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Adult Basketball Mon., Wed. &
Fri, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thurs., 6-9
School Year Child Care 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.
* Floral Design-March Session,
Wednesday, March, 3rd, 10th & 17th
at 6:15 p.m. Call Laurie at 289-4818

CLASSES Call instructor for
more information
* AAYA Cheerleading- Tues. 6-7:45
p.m. Call AAYA at 813-885-2292
* AAYA Dance- 6-8:45 p.m. Call
AAYA 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 729-9410.
* 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 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: Friil.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.
Crafts Club for All Ages: Satur-
days, February 27, 2:00 pm. Pre-
sented by Pat Brinkley.
Genealogy Discussion Group:
Saturday, February 27, 1:00 pm.

Exhibition of Works by Senior
Artists Workshop: Opening Re-
ception: Friday, March 5, 6:00-8:00
pm. Through March 25.
"How to Afford the Cost of Long-
Term Care": Tuesday, March 9,
12:00-2:00 pm. A free educational
seminar provided by the Senior
Learning Council. FMI, call 727-
Suncoast Computer Users Group
(SCUG): Thursday, March 11 @
6:00 pm.
Scrapbookers Club for Teens &
Adults: Saturday, March 13 @ 1:00
pm. Make beautiful pages of memo-


For more information, contact:
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Phone 893-1074 FAX 893-1072

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Se vi ces Cily 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 or sfrank@mygulfport.
us and we will send you our monthly
activity calendar and flyers.
Thank You. Sponsors: Senior Center
staff and participants would like to give
Fair sponsors: Westminister
Communities of St. Petersburg, www.
westminsterretirement.com) andBaytree
Lakeside, www.baytreelakeside.com).
The all day event was enjoyed by all!
$1 per Mile: Senior Center Foundation
Board Vice President Mike Calamari is
running for donations for the Gulfport
Center Foundation. The event will be
held in Hamilton Ontario, Canada on
March 29. You can support this effort
by pledging $1 per mile for the 30K (18
miles) race. Please make checks to The
Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center
Foundation, Inc. (RACE). You may also
visit the Foundation website at www.
gulfportseniorfoundation.org and make
your pledge thru PayPal. Special thanks
to Mike for making the Senior Center a
high priority!
Making Choices. Advanced
Directives Workshop: Are you
interested in having a free Living Will
and Designation of Health Surrogate
drafted for you? Come to our free End of
Life Presentation on Monday, March 8 at
6pm. Also, includes a question/ answer
period with a licensed attorney and
light refreshments. Courtesy of Stetson
College of Law.
Young & Restless Seniors: Tues.
March 9 at 6:30pm
Legal Problems?: The Community Law
Program will offer free legal assistance
at our Senior Center on Fri. March 19
at 9:30am for income eligible residents.
Call for more info.
Transportation Fair: Mark your
calendar now! Wed. Mar. 24 at 1:30pm.
This is an opportunity you won't want to
miss! Guest speaker Sue Samson from the
Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas,
Inc. has accepted our invitation to speak
on transportation issues pertaining to
seniors. Ms. Samson has much expertise
in this area and will share stories that
will shed light on the importance of
knowing when it's time to consider
other transportation alternatives. Area
transportation vendors will also be
on hand to share specifics about their
services. Vendors include GEMS, PSTA,

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DART, Neighborly Care Network, EZ
Ride, Metropolitan Transportation
Organization, Wheelchair Transport, etc.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Annual Senior Follies: Sorry, but
there are no more tickets to our annual
Senior Follies on Fri. Mar. 26.
Grandparents Raising
Grandchildren: Tues. March 30 at
Spanish Classes: Spanish Classes are
offered every Monday. Beginners at 3pm,
Advanced at 4:10pm and Conversation at
5:20pm. Classes are free to all registered
Senior Center members.
Folk Dance Class for Beginners:
The Italian American Society of St.
Petersburg will teach Folk Dance Classes
for beginners for those who want to be
a part of their dance group. Class for
newcomers is on Thursdays at 7pm.
AARP Driving Classes: are held on the
first two Tuesdays of every month from
1-4pm. Call 343-9044 to register and fee
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
All classes are free but must be a
registered Senior Center member to
Stretching for Seniors: Every Tues. at
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 andjoin 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 (I, q Mon. at
Hearing Support (1st & 3rd Mon at
Vision Support (2nd & 4th Mon at

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

5501 27th Ave. So.
Gulfport Community Players
Pulitzer Prize Winning Comedy
March 4-14
Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Sun. Matinee, 2 p.m.
Tickets $15, Available at Gulfport
Casino or call 727-322-0316


5500 Shore Blvd. So.

Fri., Feb. 26, 7-11 p.m.
Tickets $15 Availabe at Casino or
call 727-345-1501
Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun., Feb. 28, 6-10pm

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, 8-11pm Swing Dance
Every Thursday
7-10pm-Salsa Dance $7
7-8:30pm Lessons,
8:30-10pm Dance

Shrimp Boil at the
Gulfport Lions Club
The Gulfport Lions Club will hold
their third Shrimp Boil on Saturday,
March 13 from 4-8 p.m. at their den
at 4630 Tifton Drive S. in Gulfport
(right behind the Marina). Rain or
The menu features a great supply of
fresh, peel and eat shrimp, homemade
hushpuppies and cole slaw, baked
beans, cocktail sauce, coffee and iced
tea and dessert. A generous 1/2 pound
(weighed before cooking) serving for

everyone at a cost of $8 per person,
Additional shrimp can be purchased
at $4 per 1/2 pound. This is not an
all you can eat dinner for a one time
cost (as most of their events are).
Children under 10 years of age are
half price. You are welcome to bring
your favorite beverage as we cannot
sell beer or wine.
Plenty of tickets will be available
at the door, or contact any of your
Lion friends. This is a Gulfport Lions
Activities Project, with all of the net
proceeds generated to be allocated to
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are all of their fund-raiser projects.
Please make sure you are part of
this popular annual social event. If
you need directions call them at the
Lions Den at 321-7859 the day of the
Their next fundraising event will be
a Pancake Breakfast on April 3 and
May 8.

Community Band to
Perform Free Concert
Max Millspaugh, Musical Director
of the South Pasadena Community
Band has announced the title and
theme of the March 11 concert. "We
will build our program around images
that spring from the sounds of music.
That is the concert title, as a matter of
fact, "Images." This concert is going to
be a lot of fun. It will include a varied
selection of music and the audience
will have an evening of good music
and light hearted entertainment."
The concert is free to the public and
will be held in the Boca Ciega High
School auditorium located at 924
58 Street S. in St. Petersburg. The
facility has adequate free parking
in front of the school and adjacent
to the auditorium and is handicap
accessible. The concert will begin at
7:30 p.m.
Mr. Millspaugh said "To whet the
appetite for this interesting evening
of music and fun, I will mention a
couple of the selections on the concert.
"Gillette Look Sharp", "Music to
Watch Girls By", and a famous David
Rose tune (you will have to come to
hear which one) will be in the program
as well as some familiar marches and
a few surprises. We will create some
images in the mind with the strains
of familiar music. We look forward to
seeing our regular audience members
and hopefully some new faces," he

West VA State
Society to Meet
The West Virginia State Society
will meet Monday, March 1 for their
regular monthly meeting at the
Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1700 34 Street
N. in St. Petersburg. The Dutch
Treat luncheon begins at 11:15 a.m.
with the program about noon. Call
John Cronin at 727-541-4201.

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Historic Kenwood
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The 3rd Annual Historic Kenwood
Art in the Park will be held on
Saturday, March 13 from 10-4 p.m.
Historic Kenwood's Park is located
on the corner of 29 St. and Third Ave.
N. Event features a day of art and
music. Free to the public. A wide
variety of fine, fun and funky art at
affordable prices from neighborhood
and Tampa Bay area artists. For
more information go to www.

CABA Memberships
for 2010
The Corey Area Business
Association (CABA) is now accepting
memberships for the 2010 year. If you
have a business in the Corey Avenue/
Downtown St. Pete Beach area and
would like to become a member of
this bustling business community,
please contact Kathi Hansen at
Corey Corners, 350 Corey Avenue
or call 727-498-8778. Membership
to this growing association offers

many perks to help you promote
your business. For a list of current
members go to www.coreyave.com.

Spay Day USA
Celebrate Spay Day USA this
February 23rd! Help control the cat
over population by having your cat
or kitten spayed or neutered. The
SPCA Tampa Bay is offering 100
free cat spay/neuter surgeries to
those on a limited income through
the end of the month. 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 www.

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.

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Gabber February 25 March 3, 2010

Agave's Piano Bar
One Step Closer
ST. PETE BEACH- At the St. Pete
Beach City Commission meeting
Tuesday night, the owners of Agave
and Pappy's Liquor, the Madison
family, came one step closer to
opening a piano bar next to Agave.
The Madison family applied for
a variance to allow them to open
a piano bar in the same building
without adding more parking. The
businesses already have a variance
in place; this variance allows them
to operate without adding parking
According to the Conditional Use
and Variance Request, the three
storefronts (Agave, Pappy's Liquor,

and the vacant spot) share eight
parking spaces. City code requires
that the site have 36 total parking
spots. Although people can also park
south of the building, those spots are
on the city of St. Pete Beach right-
of-way and do not count towards the
requirement. In 2006, the Madison
family received the current variance
for parking. They want that variance
to cover the proposed piano bar as
well as Agave and Pappy's.
If approved, the variance would
excuse the requirement for 35
Residents of Silver Sands, most of
whom expressed positive comments
about Agave and the liquor store, did
not support the variance. Silver Sands
borders the rear of the property.

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City Manager Mike Bonfield told
the commission 64th Avenue was not
the issue as the city wasn't looking
to add parking but waive a parking
requirement. He added that the
road bordering Silver Sands had a
"fairly substantial right-of-way" and
that the Siler Sands property did
not extend to the curb line of that
road. Commissioner Jim Parent
pointed out that Silver Sands had
what he estimated was a 300-foot
buffer between its dwellings and the
proposed site.
According to the attorney for the
Madisons, the Madison's have an oral
agreement to with the Postcard Inn to
share parking. Given that, attorney
McNamara told the city.
"We're asking you to support the
business... support the expansion,"
McNamara said.
Silver Sands resident Bruce Kudora
told the city he didn't have a problem
with the business but didn't want to
see parking in front of his building.
"I don't know what the solution is,
either. It appears you're trying to put
a square peg in a round hole," Kudora
said "The nature of the business has
changed... and for the better. But
still, it's not the fault of the Silver
Sands residents that they don't have
enough parking."
Richard Zacker, the attorney for the
Silver Sands Master's Association,
requested that the city require
the business owners to construct a
barrier between Silver Sands and the
"We would expect that a barrier be
required to protect the residents at
Silver Sands," Zacker said.
The Commission voted to approve
the variance 3-2 with Commissioner
Leonard and Mayor Finnerty casting
the dissenting vote.

New Zumba Class
The Gulfport Recreation Center is
now offering Zumba classes. Zumba
is an international dance cardio
workout that incorporates dances
such as Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop,
etc., with no experience needed.
Classes will be on Thursdays from
6:30-7:30 p.m. startingMarch4. The
cost is $10 per class or $8 per class if
you pay by the month. Call Daniela
(instructor) at 561-302-6174 or John
at the rec. center at 893-1079. Please
register in advance.

Gabber February 25 March 3, 2010

Green Theme at
Woman's Club
The next general meeting of the
St. Petersburg Woman's Club at
40 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E., will be
held on Friday, March 12 at 1 p.m.
The program, sponsored by the
Conservation Department, will be
a presentation on "Florida Friendly
Plants" that require low water
maintenance. Refreshments will be
served after the business meeting.
Guests are welcome. Everyone is
encouraged to wear green in keeping
with the theme and also to celebrate
St. Patrick's Day. The St. Petersburg
Woman's Club has been actively
serving the community since 1913.
For more information regarding
monthly meetings, diverse activities
including arts and crafts, monthly
excursions, book discussions, weekly
sewing and card games or rental
information of the historic clubhouse,
please call 822-4982. Guests are
welcome to attend all events.

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
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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.
A children's area will provide
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

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of the Firefighter Pension Board of
Trustees. The city commission voted
Tuesday night for Terry, who serves
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Lent is here and so are the famous
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This year dinners will be served
on February 26, March 5, March 12,
March 19 and March 26 from 5-7:30
p.m. Baked or fried fish dinners will
cost $7 for adults and $4 for children,
and shrimp dinners will cost $10.
In addition to baked or fried fish
or shrimp, each dinner will include
weekly varying side dishes of cole
slaw and baked beans, or parsley
buttered potatoes and green beans.
Also included with dinners are roll
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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
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Bring Donations to
Gulfport Fresh Market
GULFPORT, FL: The Gulfport
Merchants Association is now
accepting donations of non-perishable
food, toiletries and personal needs
to be distributed to the Gulfport
Senior Center Pantry. Bring your
donations to the Gulfport Merchants
Association tent each Tuesday during
the Fresh Market, on Beach Blvd.
below 29th Ave. South, from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. The Senior Center Pantry,
which offers food and other needed
items to struggling Gulfport families,
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USCG Safe Boating
Classes in Gulfport
Boating Skills and Seamanship
is a 13-week course offered every
Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at US
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16
located at 3120 Miriam Street S. in
Gulfport. Lessons include a 400-page
manual and a class covering basic
charting in local waters. For the $40
fee you also are awarded a certificate
at the end of the course and a chance
to learn everything you need to know
to feel secure on the water.
You may start any Thursday.
Course completion may help with
insurance discounts. Call 727-686-
6940 for more information or leave a
message at 321-4455.

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
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.
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participant registration in the
Habitat Florida Manatee program,
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DBSA Support Group
DBSA Support Group for adults
and teens meets every Thursday
night from 7-9 p.m. at Northeast
Presbyterian Church, 4400 Shore
Acre Boulevard in St. Petersburg. If
you suffer from depression, bipolar or
other mental illness, call the chapter
leader, Mary, at 204-9343 for more

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Gabber February 25 March 3, 2010

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
the streets. Interested individual
sponsors or business sponsors can call
Tim Coppola at 727-458-2461. Thank
you in advance for your assistance.
Let's play ball!
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.

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.
Gabber February 25 March 3, 2010

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.

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.

Transfiguration Church
Spring Festival
Transfiguration Church will hold
their Community Spring Festival

Friday, March 5 through Sunday,
March 7. Event features carnival
rides, games, food, music and
karaoke, and a $1,000 opportunity
drawing. Ride tickets are $10 per
sheet, $25 for 1 day unlimited ride
armband, $50 for 3 day unlimited
ride armband. Presale armbands
are available until 5 p.m. on Friday,
March 5. The Church is located at
4000 43 Street N. in St. Petersburg.

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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-
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Candidate Forum, from front page

"Council Meetings, Agendas
and Videos" and look for
the video of the February
18 Candidate Forum or look
for the link on The Gabber
Newspaper's Facebook page.
Question: Name for us
specific ways in which
you will lower the budget
or increase its revenues.
Judy Ryerson (JR):
About the only way we're
going to do that is if the prop
values stop dropping... if
we can get that to level off
somehow that will stop us
from losing any more money
and maybe get some money
Roz Barbieri (RB):
At least a 1-2% cut across
all departments and I would
not raise taxes at all. The
only other way, which I
wouldn't want to do unless
it was absolutely necessary,
is to ask all the employees
to take one day a month as
a furlough. That's a drastic
step and I wouldn't want
to do that unless it was
absolutely necessary... It's
important to entice more
businesses to come.
Stanley Solomons (SS):
You can always find room. I
don't like to see people laid off
and I would not want to see
any services cut in Gulfport.
We need to encourage
business. Something that
the council has done is the
multi-use overlay.
David Hastings (DH):
I definitely don't think that
we'll have to cut any services.
The multi-use will attract
more business. Perhaps
combine health insurance
programs with other cities...
bid out the fire department
to the unincorporated
areas... go outside the city
for recycling.
David Steinke (DS):
It's really easy to make
statements and things we're
gonna do but ...once you get
into office you need to get

around to every department
andlook at every department,
then you can make your
decisions about what you're
going to do. At the present
time we're all sitting on the
outside looking in. I couldn't
really say right now.
Question: If cost was not
an issue, would you support
the mooring field project?
DH: I think I would support
the mooring field...I would
rather just have sailboats;
I don't want any more
pollutants coming into Boca
Ciega Bay. Hastings also
said he would support with
fewer than 50 slips.
DS: Well, we have a real
problem with the mooring
field... I don't know if
anybody's read their
comprehensive plan, which
is about 400 pages long.
Fortunately I have. I surely
wouldn't want to see 100
liveaboard boats out there.
JR: You need a pumpout boat
if you're going to pump out
anything parked out there,
including what's parked out
there now.
RB: The biggest objection
that I have is that no one
can supervise the black
or gray water. You can't
supervise these boats; they'll
dump whenever they want
to dump.
SS: Assuming that the
mooring field was just free
and happy times for all,
I think that live on boats
would bring revenue into
Gulfport; they would eat in
our restaurants and shop in
our stores. I think that it can
be a positive.
Question for David
Steinke: Can you tell
us what was behind
the decision to fly the
confederate flag at
your place of business
and if or how it would
impact your ability to
represent a community
as diverse as (Gu/pllr I'

DS: Well, for one thing, I
don't fly the confederate flag.
I'm an American and I'm
not prejudiced and whoever
asked the question, they
don't know what the flag
Question: Public
dialogue and politics have
become acrimonious with
stolen campaign signs
and disruptive council
meetings. How would you
propose to bring the "nice"
back to Gulfport i, a l,,.
JR: I know, I lost some
signs, too, that weekend. As
far as things being nice, if
everybody remembers their
manners that they learned
when they were children it
would go a long way toward
restoring the nice. And
remember you can get more
flies with honey than you can
with vinegar... A lot of times
people will come in with
very good ideas and give us
their input, however, it's the
way it's presented that rubs
everybody the wrong way
and nothing gets done or it's
handled the opposite and
people are turned off.
RB: I think the saying "treat
other people the way you'd
like to be treated" should
be foremost in everybody's
mind. People should not be
negative or throw stones at
other people. I don't think
any of us would go into a store
and have a clerk bombard us
with nasty remarks and I
don't think it should apply
to anyone up here. Be nice to
people; it comes back twofold
to you.
SS: A political campaign
should be about issues
and only issues and you
determine based on the
candidates, who is the best
candidate to support those
issues, to bring those issues
to fruition, to support the city.
If the negative campaigning
is how you want your city
represented or how you want
the outside world to look
at your city, by all means,

keep it up. You're not going
to win favor. The citizens of
Gulfport don't deserve it
DH: My mom always used
to tell me, if you don't have
something nice to say, don't
say anything.
DS: I kind of lost the
questions. Was it about signs
or negative campaigning? I
think the first thing we could
do is eliminate all campaign
signs. The signs don't vote.
The people don't actually
really like signs. I don't like
them. I think that they're an
Questions: Is the
Gulfport Trolley worth the
taxpayer investment in
your opinion? If it came
to a vote as to whether
or not to continue it,
how would you vote?
RB: I don't know how many
riders are using it... they said
there was approximately
500 -700 riders a week; I
don't know if that's true. We
have grant money, the bus
is donated... so I don't know
the actual amount of cost
involved and I don't think it's
been advertised or handled
in the proper manner to
make it efficient.
SS: I think the trolley serves
a purpose. I've talked to a lot
of people who use it to get to
the local hospitals. I think
we could utilize it better,
I think we could utilize it
more. I think we can use the
trolley. I think we could use
it a little bit better and yeah,
I would say keep it
DH: I'm in favor of it. It was
a three year matching grant.
After the 3rd year if the
ridership is successful then
PSTA is going to take it over.
Right now we're up to 500 or
600 passengers and I've been
told by (city manager) Jim
O'Reilly that meets PSTA's
DS: I was one of the major
supporters of the trolley.
Unfortunately the city got
the trolley and hasn't done

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anything with it and it's got a slow
death right now. The first thing I
would do is take the toll off the thing.
The thing would be a free trolley.
It's on a TIF grant, it's paid for by
the TIF funds, and it can't do a lot of
things that a lot of you people think
that, or that a lot of us think it should
do. It's got to benefit the Waterfront
Redevelopment District, so there are
a lot of things it can't do but we've just
got to work at getting more riders.
JR: Yes, it has been gaining in
ridership and the scheduling is
very tight and they do keep to the
schedule very closely. They're doing
more advertising now than they have
been and I think that's why ridership
is up, not just the season.
Question: How do you define
a quality life in GIl/lpr I '
DS: We need to try keep our city the
same as it is right now and we need
to do things and we need to initiate
plans. We need to know where we're
going; we need to start somewhere.
JR: Primarily, no high rises. I live in
what might be considered a high rise
but they wouldn't be allowed to be

built today under our current laws.
Town Shores would not exist under
our current zoning laws and that
would be fine with me, I'd gladly go
back into a house. This has been a
great place, I'll tell you right now, to
raise children. You have a small town
atmosphere and that's what we want
to hang on to.
RB: I'm glad I moved here. As Judy
mentioned about the atmosphere,
the first thing that I would try to
do... there's a commercial law that
says a building can be 45 feet tall
in Gulfport. That would change the
whole atmosphere of Gulfport and...
I think the council should address
that issue.
SS: We all know, we're all here,
is a great place to live. You can
change. None of us have all the right
ideas. When we work together as a
community, this is a great place to
live... You can't keep things the same
without a little bit of change, but you
can keep it to what you want it to be.
DH: We have diversity of people. We
have diversity of homes. We have
diversity of businesses... We still have

the small-town atmosphere; I call it
the Mayberry feel. I remember when
my wife and I started our restaurant
in 1997 and I drove down 54th Street
and I saw two kids kissing on benches
right at the shuffleboard court and I
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Local Obituaries-
V., 79, of Saint
Petersburg passed
the evening of Feb.
21st, 2010. Born in
Brooklyn, NY, US
Navy Veteran of
the Korean War,
Member of the VFW, and beloved
father. He is survived by daughter
Diane and son-in-law Jim Boyle of
FL, son John and wife Joann of NC,
son Vincent and wife Kim of NJ
and many loving family members
and friends. We will all miss him.
A memorial service will be held on
Friday, Feb. 26th from 6 p.m. to
9 p.m. at the National Cremation
and Burial Society, 305 E. College
Ave., Ruskin FL, 33570, (813) 645-

85, of Gulfport, died
Sunday, February

Shores since 1972. She was Roman
Catholic and a member of Most Holy
Name of Jesus Catholic Church. She
was a life member of DAV Auxiliary.
She was a loving wife and mother.
She is survived by her husband of 64
years, Donald Miller, Sr., son Donald
J. (Ann) Miller, Jr. of Greenwich, NY,
grandchildren Donald J. (Laurie)
Miller III and Terry Dausman; two
great grandchildren, Joshua Miller
and Linmarie Dausman; sister in law
Mabel Coyle and niece Patty Poggioli.
There will be a viewing on Thursday,
Feb. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
followed by a funeral mass at Holy
Name Catholic Church at 11:00
a.m. Entombment to follow at Royal
Palm Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to Disabled
American Veterans. ALifeTribute
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BETTER, a Gulfport, FL resident
since 1981, passed away surrounded
by her loving family. Rachael was
born in North Livermore, ME on

July 8, 1926, the daughter of Shirley
and Nellie Danforth Leadbetter. Her
happiest childhood memories were
of life on the farm she shared with
her family. Rachael graduated from
Farmington Normal College and
briefly taught elementary school.
Shortly thereafter she married
Shelton White. Together they raised
their children in various locations
throughout Maine. Rachael was the
family's guidance, non-judgmental
but quick to provide counsel with her
simple philosophical outlook on life.
Her enjoyment in life was family,
travel, the books and literature
that surrounded her. Rachael
embraced the simplicity of life and
in a biography written for one of her
grandchildren, she made several
notations that truly reflected her calm
demeanor: "Do the best you can with
what you have ... Learn to keep cool.
Very few of life's catastrophes are
earth-shaking ... Cultivate patience
with others and with yourself ...
Renew your interest in life with new
experiences." Besides life on the farm,
Rachael's other favorite location was
the camp on Stinchfield Point, Leeds,
ME, property that had once been
in her father's family. There were
many family gatherings, campfires,
games, cards, slumber parties and
memories to last a lifetime. Rachael
is survived by her husband of 63
years, Shelton. Children are: Bruce,
Alan and wife Marcia, Sam and wife
France, Callie and husband Bob,
daughter-in-law Carole White-St.
Pierre, brother George Leadbetter,
13 grandchildren, several great
grandchildren and special nieces
and nephews. Her parents, several
siblings, daughter Janice and son
Laurence predeceased Rachael. In
lieu of flowers, keeping with her love
for education and world of literature,
contributions may be made to the
Wayne Town Library, Wayne, ME
04284. Loving, independent, non-
judgmental, considerate, patient are
a few of the adjectives her family will
always recall and cherish. Services
for family will be private. Interment
will be held at Water's Hill cemetery
in North Livermore, ME in the spring.
Moss-Feaster Funeral Chapel, 693 S.
Belcher Road, Clearwater assisted
the family with local arrangements.

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.


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Join Gulf Beaches
Relay for Life
American Cancer Society Relay
for Life of the Gulf Beaches gets
underway at the Bilmar Beach Resort
on Treasure Island Beach April 16
and 17.
Relay For Life events are held
overnight as teams camp out at
an athletic track, beach, park or
other gathering area, with the
goal of keeping at least one team
member on the track or pathway at
all times throughout the evening.
Teams do most of their fundraising
prior to the event, but also hold
creative fundraisers at their camp
sites during the event. Relay brings
together friends, families, businesses,
hospitals, schools, faith-based groups
.. people from all walks of life all
aimed at furthering the American
Cancer Society's efforts to save
lives by helping people stay well,
by helping them get well, by finding
cures and by fighting back.
"Relay is a unique opportunity for
the community to come together to
celebrate people who have battled
cancer, remember those we've lost,
and fight back against the disease,"
said Christine Hartman, Community
Representative of the American
Cancer Society. Il.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 offhonoring 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
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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.

Host Families Needed
for Exchange Students
Pacific Intercultural Exchange (PIE)
is a non-profit organization looking
for caring families to host high
school students from many countries
around the world. The students are
between 15 17 years of age and will
attend school for an academic year or
semester at your local high school.
There is no such thing as a typical
host family. They accept single
parents, retired couples, families with

small children, teens or no children at
all! You can have a great experience
hosting an International teen. The
students are prescreened, speak
English and are looking forward to
learning about our culture while
teaching Americans about theirs.
Students will have medical insurance
and their own spending money to
cover clothing, school expenses,
entertainment, etc. Host families
should provide not only a loving home
and food for their daily meals, but
also a quiet place to be able to study
and bedroom to rest. Although host
families are not paid, one is eligible
to claim a charitable tax deduction of
$50 per month for every month the
student is in the home.
Visit their website at www.pieusa.
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to patlittrell@pieusa.org.

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SBy Bill Northrop B_Northrop@theGabber.com

It's Baaack!

Health care reform, that is.
Senate majority leader,
Harry Reid has declared that
they have (not sure who "they" is)
put together the House and Senate
bills already passed by each body
and are ready to ram them through
regardless of Republican opposition.
A government run insurance
company (government option) is back
on the table.
I don't know if that means a bill
of 3,000 pages (combination of the
two) or a new, re-done bill of fewer
or more pages. Heck, 3,000 pages of
regulations are nothing. Think of the
IRS regulations, an estimated 56,000
pages. Ironically, the IRS has been
chosen to enforce the "everyone must
have insurance" provisions. By the
way, I have read the 1,000 pages in
the House bill, but couldn't find the
2,000 page Senate bill. I e-mailed
Florida Senator Bill Nelson about

getting a copy, but didn't get an
answer. Not sure I wanted to read all
of it anyway.
In the meantime, Democrats have
invited Republicans to get together
to hear their ideas. On top of that,
President Obama has proposed
a bill that would give the federal
government the power to examine
and regulate insurance rates.
Portions of that are already in the
House bill. Obama's proposal was to
be put on the web today.
That move was stirred by a proposed
39 per cent hike in a Blue Cross plan
in California. Insurance companies
argue that the loss of younger insured
customers and health care cost
increases made the hike necessary.
Most utility companies are state
regulated, by the way. However,
consider that the federal government
regulates Medicare and it is $37
billion in the hole.


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Make your check payable to
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The Republicans are talking
about controlling costs through
curtailing law suits against medical
professionals and providing for
across state line competition between
insurance companies. Their bills,
too, would provide for catastrophic
health care as well as requiring
insurance companies to cover pre-
Whichever billis passed or proposed,
I question whether costs will ever
drop without major changes in
accessibility let's call it rationing
and major changes in how and for
what medical professionals are paid.
Cost containment is necessary, but
patients need some form of a dollar
stake in making medical decisions.
That's a tricky, but necessary,
facet of the debate. Would you take
the test, make the visit, if costs
came directly out of your pocket
(assuming you know the costs of
the procedure)? In the early days of
medical insurance, patients paid the
medical people then submitted the
bills to the insurance company. It
was cumbersome for the patient, but
it certainly made you consider what
you were doing medically.
What I do know is that a federal
take-over of 16 per cent of the
economy would be stifling. Think
of it this way. Government would
have a stake in your very breathing.
Potentially, everything you do would
affect the government and that's an
excuse for regulation. Think, too, of
thousands of pages of regulations.
And, there would be no going back.
How complex is the problem? Here
are some statistics taken from a
Wall Street Journal column written
recently by Daniel Henninger:
A federal re-arranging of health
care means controlling "16% of a
$14 trillion economy of 300 million
people living in 50 separate states
whose geography is 16 times larger
than France." He pointed out that
the health care industry has 340,650
separate institutions employing
5,508,926 people. There are 512,000
physicians and surgeons, 2.2 million
registered nurses and 36 per cent
are in individual physicians' offices.
There are 8,616 medical-device
companies employing 359,065
Try "one size fits all" with that.

Gabber February 25 March 3, 2010

American Legion Activiies

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

Next Monday night, March 1, we will be featuring a special "ladies night" from 6 p.m. til closing, with drinks at half
price for ladies only.
Hard to believe, but it is that time of year already. The Auxiliary's annual Miniature Golf Tournament is scheduled for
Sunday, March 21 at the Polynesian Putter on St. Pete Beach. There will be a shotgun start promptly at 10 a.m. Teams
are a donation of $15 per person, and hole sponsors are a $10 donation. We appreciate any donations of door prizes and
raffle items. Prize money, food, raffles, and lots of fun await you immediately following the tournament at the Post. A
sign up sheet is posted in the lounge.
We are collecting clothes for the women veterans at Bay Pines. They should be clean, slightly used or new clothing.
Under garments and socks should be new. A collection box is located in the lobby.
Join us for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. The Southern Knights band plays after dinner both
nights. This Saturday, February 27, is the S.A.L.'s all-you-can-eat spaghetti & meatballs with salad & garlic bread for
$6.00. 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
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Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!

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100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!
In just 33 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
S if you can identify the people, places, and
above all the decade of each picture as it
comes along. To make it a little bit of a
challenge, we won't publish the correct
caption until the following week.

Last week's photo was from the 1956/57
annual report, and the three fire engines
are, from the left, the 1925 American
LaFrance, the 1939 Peter Pirsch, and
Thisis another of Gulfport'svintage houses. It's just undergone handsome the 1955 Ford/Seagrave. The old fire
restoration and should be easy to spot. Where is it and when was it built? station building in back of city hall was
Answer next week. demolished in the 1990s.
Think you know the answer?
Send us an email with your answer, name and
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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.
March classes include: "Your
Highway Signs" on March 2; "Rules
of the Nautical Road" on March
9; "Boating Safety" on March 16;
"Powering Your Boat" on March 23,
and "Piloting Your Boat-Part A" on
March 30.
Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes
a new 400-page manual. Call Jim at
360-4846, or Warren at 321-7801, or
Phil at 865-2226.

Luncheon at
St. Anthony's Hospital
Get ready to enjoy a fun day of food,
cards, entertainment and friendship.
St. Anthony's Hospital Auxiliary, Inc.
is sponsoring a luncheon/card/game
party on St. Patrick's Day, March 17
in the auditorium of St. Anthony's
Hospital, 1200 Seventh Avenue N. in
St. Petersburg. Free valet parking in
the garage. Social hour begins at 11
a.m. with a gourmet lunch served at
noon. Surprises are in store as well
as entertainment. Tickets are $15.
For reservations or questions, please
call Mary Ellen Conte at 821-2078.

PARC Thrift Store
Needs Donations
Due to an increase in community
need, the PARC Thrift Store at
5825 66 Street N. in St. Petersburg
is immediately collecting electronic
and furniture donations. The PARC
Thrift Store is able to pick up large
donations with advance notice.
Donations of electronics and furniture
may be delivered to the PARC Thrift
Store seven days a week during
daytime hours. Opened in 1963, all
proceeds from the PARC Thrift Store
benefit the children and adults with
developmental disabilities at PARC.
Call 727-541-4493.

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Animal Complaint- Tomlinson Park.
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Arrest on Warrant- 6000 BIk Gulfport
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Trouble with Individual- 5500 BIk
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Saturday 2/13
Theft- 5600 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Criminal Mischief- 800 BIk 60th St.
Domestic Battery- 1200 BIk 53rd St.
Domestic Verbal- 5600 BIk 18th Ave.
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Theft- 5500 BIk 15th Ave. S.
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Monday 2/15
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Wednesday 2/17
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Arrest on Warrant- 2200 BIk 51st St.
Robbery- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
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Battery- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Burglary- 3000 BIk Clinton St. S.
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Crime Awareness Meeting
The next Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention Meeting will be held
on Monday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center located at 1617
49 Street S. Subject is on neighborhood crime and how we can prevent these
crimes form occurring. They will also discuss neighbor patrols and how they
work. They would like to see the marina district and Stetson district crime
watch folks and citizens of the community to attend.

Additional Exemption
for Low Income Seniors
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) village 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.
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
completed form for 2009. If you are
not required to file an Income Tax
Return, bring income documentation
such as your end of year bank
statements, pension summaries, or
any other income summaries you
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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.
For more information, visit www.

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Donate your old cell phones to the
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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 call the Senior Helpline at
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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
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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-
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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
and want to test for their certification.
Contact the pool at 363-9264 for more

Sign Up for Pancreatic
Cancer 5K Run/Walk
The St. Pete Road Runners Club
is teaming up with the Tampa
Bay Affiliate of the Pancreatic
Cancer Action Network to host the
Second Annual "PurpleStride" 5K
Competitive Run and Family Walk.
This event is to raise awareness
and funds for pancreatic cancer
research will be held on Saturday,
May 22 at 8:30 a.m. at the War
Veteran's Memorial Park. Enter as
a team or individual. Great fajitas
and ice cream post-race party made
possible by sponsors Cody's Original
Roadhouse and Unilever.
For more details visit www.
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Retired Officers
Wives Club to Meet
The Retired Officers Wives Club of
St. Petersburg will meet for luncheon
on March 9 at Banquet Masters,
8100 Park Boulevard in Pinellas
Park. Social hour is 11:30 with lunch
at 12:15 p.m. The program will be
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Masonic Lodge Holds Annual Mid-Day Fish Fry
Gulf Beach Ma-
sonic Lodge, located
at 14020 Marguerite
Dr. in Madeira Beach,
held it's annual Mid-
Day Fish Fry on Tues-
day February 16 at
the Masonic Temple.
The Lodge served a
full house of Masons,
their families and
friends and everyone
enjoyed a great meal
and great fellowship.
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of friends and brothers.
Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge No. 291 meets each Thursday evening at 7:30
p.m. from September through June. All local Masons, as well as visiting
Masons are invited to attend the Lodge meetings. Further information can
be found on the Lodge website, www.gulfbeachlodge.org or by mailing the
Secretary, Howard Knapp, at Secretary@gulfbeachlodge.org.

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The first step in the probate process
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left a will, that is a legal document
prepared by a person before death
directing others how to distribute
his or her property after death. If a
will exists, the person is said to have
died testatee."
Although determining that a will
does exist might be fairly easy,
finding the will may be more difficult.
It is important to locate the last

will and any amendments (called
codicilss") to it. Among the places
where people commonly keep wills
are strong-boxes, file cabinets, desk
drawers, and safe deposit boxes.
If you have agreed to serve as
the Personal Representative for
someone's estate, it is essential to
learn in advance where the person
keeps the will. If the will is in a
bank's safe deposit box, please
keep in mind that the law requires
the box to be sealed at the owner's
death. Because you need to get a
court order to open a safe deposit
box, it is not the best place to keep
a will.
Within ten (10) days following
death, the will should be filed by
your attorney with the probate clerk
in the county where the person lived
at the time of death. In most cases,
however, there is no need to rush
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process. With the passage of a few
months' time, you may be in a better
position to tackle the decisions and
details of probate.
Any person entitled to the
deceased's property as an heir, as
a beneficiary named in a will, or
as a creditor (known as "interested
persons") can file a written request
at the probate clerk's office to begin
a probate proceeding. This written
request is typically called a "petition
for probate administration."
Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson
Law Offices which is located at 1135
Pasadena Avenue South, Suite 140,
St. Petersburg, Florida. The tele-
phone number is 727-347-5131. Mr.
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City of Gulfport City Hall (2401
53 Street S.) is a PSTA GO Card
location. The GO cards can be used
on PSTA buses and the new 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
SAll 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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Pioneer Jamboree at Boyd Hill
By Leigh Clifton
With a hint of springtime in the air, a dash of fine country music and of course,
Girl Scout cookies, the annual Pioneer Music Jamboree at Boyd Hill Nature
Preserve played to a small but enthusiastic crowd last Saturday afternoon.
Five country and bluegrass bands entertained on under the pavilion roof,
while patrons strolled the grounds, shopping at craft vendor's booths in search
of the fun and unusual or sat comfortably at picnic tables and or lawn chairs,
toes tapping in time to the country tunes.
Heather Joya and best friend Ann Mathews brought their kids to the
Jamboree; they got there as soon as it opened at 10 am and by 2pm they were
all exhausted. The kids got their faces painted, took a hayride around the
park, and ran around the grounds, swinging on the big ropes that dangled so
invitingly from the large trees. They ate hot dogs and hamburgers and snow
cones. The mothers shopped at the crafts booths and walked around, enjoying
Boyd Hill's natural beauty and the music from the bands.
Joya moved here from Massachusetts a year ago: she met Mathews and they
soon became fast friends. Joya credits her friend with showing her some of the
best places in town, including Boyd Hill.
"We did the whole nine yards!" Joya laughed. "We went to the historic houses,
while the kids ran all over the place. I actually heard about it from the Gabber.
This is a great place to bring the kids. It's so beautiful and well kept. And they
can learn about nature. I read about some of the activities, like camps and
nature walks. What a cool thing for the kids to do. It's a nice safe environment.
I didn't even know it was here!"
Joya and Mathews say they plan to come back with their families in March
for the Bike Rodeo, a day of bike trail riding along the preserve and other fun
Boyd Hill is located at along the shores of Lake Maggiore in St. Petersburg,
with 245 acres and more than three miles of trails and boardwalks. For more
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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
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Sunshine City Council will host a
"Sister-to-Sister Teacup Exchange"
social on Saturday, March 13 at the
Clearview United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall. The event will be
from 1-3 p.m. and members and
guests will enjoy an afternoon of fun
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place. Members are asked to bring a
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Laureate Epsilon Theta chapter
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Book Discussion Group
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Get the annual service performed
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your battery, clean terminals and top
off electrolyte as needed. Check and
clean electronic connections. Make
sure that your anchor line or mooring
lines are not frayed and replace rusty
chain, shackles and thimbles. Add
stabilizer to your fuel and replace the
fuel- water separator filter. Inspect,
and clean all PFDs and storage areas.
Make sure all fire extinguishers are
charged and serviceable, and your
flares have not expired. Inspect all
running and anchor lights, clean
terminals and replace bulbs as
needed. Check the bilge pumps are
operating and that the auto switch is
functioning. Replace outdated charts
and tide tables.
Boating Skills and Seamanship
Programs are presented by the
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Gulfport Elementary
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Gulfport Elementary is rescheduling
their yard sale that was slated for
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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
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By Anne Rush

Could never speak to the age old
question of "What do women
A.in1' anymore than I could
answer "What is the meaning of
life?'. All I can tell you is what this
woman wants.
I need a vacation! I so want to be
Sarah Jessica Parker in the "Sex
in the City" movie who, when stood
up at the altar, continued with her
honeymoon reservations to a resort
in Mexico but instead of bringing
her husband, brought her three best
friends. There she slept for three
days. Three days of sleep! Doesn't
that sound delicious? Meanwhile her
friends spooned food in her mouth
periodically and checked on her from
time to time. Wow! Who doesn't want
Now, like you, I have responsibilities
and a limited bank account and no
pre-planned paid-for honeymoon
which makes that fantasy only that.
But even if I could go on a vacation,
I don't know where I would go.
Seriously, I've actually thought about
This cold rainy Florida winter
is getting on my last nerve. I feel
cheated. Even when times were bad,
I could always take solace and find
peace in the sunshine and warmth,
and now even that eludes me. I'm
almost tempted to petition Charlie
Crist for at least a partial refund
on my license plate which proclaims
that my car is duly registered in "The
Sunshine State".
I know the newspaper business is
having a bad time, but when I first
moved here long ago, I remember

that the Visitor's Bureau and the St.
Petersburg Times promised a free
paper to everyone if the sun didn't
shine that day. Or maybe that was
just a rumor. Hmm.
I have friends and family up north
but geez, they'd only put me to work
shoveling snow or chopping firewood
or some other Godforsaken task. I
love them dearly and would do most
anything for them, but that's not
what I'm looking for right now. I
have a cousin in Arizona. You think
Arizona and you think the desert
and heat but her latitude is much
northern-er than mine.
I really feel for my northern friends,
this winter particularly. I'm not
without compassion for their plight
with the snow and cold. But they
chose to stay there. I got out when
I was 25. And while this winter is
extreme for them, it's simply unfair
to me. Do you have any idea what
it feels like to have the national
weather people who are reporting on
the current n'oreaster say something
like "....and it's even 28! or only
48! in FLORIDA t.nl.i' I. If we are
the standard, then I deserve some
Yes, I know we had a few days
where it wasn't freezing earlier this
week, but it turns out that was just
a tease. My best hope currently is
that the weather folks down here
have been hinting that we might
actually hit 60! degrees (which they
painstakingly point out is still well
below average) at the end of their 7
day forecast which starts today. So

What This Woman Wants

sometime next week. Maybe. They
might as well tell me that it'll be 92
in two months for all the more good
that does.
The meteorologists say that this
weather in Florida and across the
country is the result of an El Nino
pattern. Which means one of two
things to me. Either we should have
had more border security with Mexico
a long time ago, or as some women
think all men are pigs. Either way,
it doesn't help me much now.
But back to myvacation destination,
I'm now starting to think of Chile.
You see, I just saw an ad for a grocery
store chain touting that their current
produce comes direct from Chile
(pronounced Chil-AY) right now
because it's summer there. Summer!
Somewhere! Really?! But that's not
realistic either, so instead I suppose
I'll stay put, and make a pot of Chili
(pronounced Chil-EE).
Meanwhile, I've got Progress Energy
breathing down my neck. The only
thing progressive about their energy
is that my bill goes progressively
up. And I understand that it's based
on usage and that it must cost a lot
of money to provide and maintain
electricity to the masses and all. I
just wish they wouldn't thank me for
or appreciate my business so much.
They're a monopoly and so I don't
really have a choice.
Furthermore, I suppose it doesn't
help my disposition that my kids and
I have been sick for over a week now
with a pretty severe sinus infection.
I know what you're thinking. "Sinus
infection? Isn't that a fancy word
for a cold? Get over it." But this is
really bad. It's like a constant free
flowing river of green gunk. Why,
I've fashioned a toilet paper nostril
tampon and have them pre-rolled on
the counter for everyone just for the
occasion. My stock tip for the day
coz I'm so good at picking them is
"Kleenex with Lotion". Buy it now.
Buy a lot.
But what I think I really want other
than being Sarah Jessica Parker in
a movie, is to be a bear.They have
the right idea. They hibernate.
Furthermore I want to be a bear
who gets hibernation pay. And has
someone check on me once in a while
and spoon feed me if need be. Wake
me when it's warm and sunny.

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By Cathy Salustri
If you'd love to use
less fuel but can't af-
ford a hybrid or more
fuel-efficient vehicle,
Gulfport neighbor,
Marty McCormick,
has a solution: elec-
tric golf cars.
That's right, golf
cars. While these
nifty little cars won't
take you to Spo-
kane-or even on
the interstate-they
will take you around
town for very little
cash. Since most of
the wear-and-tear on
our cars comes from
stop-and-go traffic
(which is also the big-
gest enemy of your
fuel economy), why
not park your car for
that trip to the super-
market and bank and

get behind the wheel of
a golf car?
To take a golf car on the road,
Marty says, it must be consid-
ered "road ready." This means
that, according to Florida law, it
must have the following safety

Head, tail and brake lights
Two side mirrors and a
roof mirror
Seat belts
Solid windshield with wipers
Slow moving" triangles
Fuel gauge
Turn signal indicator

While most golf cars don't have
these features, the ones that do
can travel on roads just like oth-
er vehicles. That's where Golf
Car Systems comes in; they sell
and service golf cars to courses
across the country, but they also
have the cars described above.
Marty got the idea for making

Gabber February 25 March 3, 2010


Marty McCormick, sales manager for Golf Car Systems sits on a Golf Car with tricked out paint.

golf cars road-ready from living
near Gulfport. Golf Car Systems
can make golf cars street legal so
you can get a tag and register the
vehicle and take it around town.
"Communities like Gulfport, St.
Pete Beach, and Pass-a-Grille
are perfect places for golf cars,"
he says. The ideal place for golf
cars are towns where people can
walk many places but doing so
with a small child in tow or sev-
eral bags of groceries isn't prac-
These cars, which can go about
18-20 mph comfortably, plug
into a standard 110 volt outlet
and can travel up to 20 miles
on a single charge. It takes
about eight hours to fully charge
the car. Once the car is fully
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Currently the federal govern-
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PRad 7,"j e -l). t-l

buy a golf car from GCS, you can
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they've got a great reputation to
So if you're looking for a way to
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and save a lot of money, look no
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Excerpts heard at the February 23rd, 2010

St. Pete Beach

City Commission Meeting

Public Comment

& Council Quotes
"They should be looking at the evidence before them, just like a judge
is not allowed to go out to a murder scene themselves," Attorney for the
city Susan Churuti, explaining to a citizen why it would be ill-advised for the
city commissioners visit Agave, Pappy's and the streets surrounding Silver
Sands on a fact-finding mission before voting on the variance.

"I've bought beer from Pappy's because they have the beer from the
jewelry guy at Pass-a-Grille," -Commissioner Jim Parent, about his
familiarity with the site where the owners of Agave and Pappy's Liquor want
to put a piano bar.
Attorney for the city Susan Churuti reminded Parent that a
commissioner shouldn't go out and do an independent site inspection.
"No, I was specifically buying beer," Parent replied.

"We do need to look at our parking ordinance, because it is outdated,"
- Commissioner Chris Leonard, about the Madison family's request for a
parking variance so that they can open a piano bar.

"It's absolutely outdated and it doesn't apply to St. Pete Beach,"
-Commissioner Bev Garnett, agreeing with Commissioner Chris Leonard.

"It's my understanding that there are no bedrooms on the east side of
Silver Sands,"-Commissioner Bev Garnett, who was promptly corrected on
this point by a member of the audience.

"If there's any way to do it without putting it on property taxes, we've
already got enough weight there. I don't know about bonds, but it used
to work," Ms. Brown, about the proposed stormwater utility.

"Let people do what they want. I hate when government is mixed with
everything."- Mimi Gewanter, during the public comment session of the
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or abandonment. Many of them need
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1960 Class of
Largo High Reunion
The 1960 Class of Largo High
School will hold their 50th class
reunion in May 2010. Anyone who
knows someone in that class please
contact them as they are still
missing addresses. Other years may
also attend. For information email
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and how it relates to compassion and
respect towards other human beings.
To learn more about the SPCA
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including in-school presentations or
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I Stump grinding
Hazardous limb removal
Lic.# 0700008985 Storm and roof protection
i Insured
727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601

MOVING & HAULING-Clean-outs, Dump
Runs, Odd Jobs. Reasonable Rates. 727-688-
DAN'S HAULING-341-1135. Full Service
Cleanups. Bobcat & Demo Work.

Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall,
Taping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates.
Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-

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

PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates.
Commercial Residential References Upon
Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.
terior Home Repair/Pressure Cleaning. Dry-
wall Repair/Texturing. Senior Discount. Better
Business Bureau, Lic#7761. 727-822-4126.

Q Charles Plumbing
s g Faucets
Water Heaters
Sewer & Drain
Leak Repair
Charles Plumbing727-522-2508

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


1l, Senior
SINCE 1961 Discounts
e,^ 1 Discounts

321-4276 Em"ergicy

Plasma/LCD/HD TV's installed.
Also Phone Jacks & Wiring,
Computer Networking/WiFi
PURZ 'n' FURZ- Pet Sitting, Bonded & In-
sured. Overnights, DogWalking, Pet Taxi. 727-
251-2428.Gulfport/S. Pasadena, W. St. Pete
& Beaches.
Licensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 522-
4562 or Cell 410-5419.
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.

Affordable Redecorating
lhie 'Uphoistery Doctor
Your re-upholstery specialist
Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All
Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632.




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shm 1968a

Partner and Principal, Call John, 727-543-

JUNIOR COUNSELOR City of Gulfport.
Summer seasonal part-time positions avail-
able for Gulfport resident's ages 15-17 years
old from June 21st thru August 13th. Experi-
ence working with children preferred. Entry
$7.25/hr. Backgrounds and drug screening
will be conducted. Applications are being ac-
cepted from 3/1/10 thru 3/19/10 at Gulfport
Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. So. or
City Hall, 2401 53rd St. So., E.O.E.

QUICKBOOKS PRO 2009- Seeking Part time
individual to set up & maintain budget. Flexible
Hours. 727-329-8761. la.m-3p.m.
Summer seasonal full-time positions available
from June 21st thru August 13th. Education/
experience preferred in education, physical
education or child care. Knowledge of recre-
ational activities including games, arts & crafts
and sports. Minimum qualifications include
high school diploma or equivalency Entry
$10.057/hr. Backgrounds, drug screenings
and physical willbe conducted. Applications
accepted from 3/1/10 thru 3/19/10 at Gulfport
Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. So. or
City Hall, 2401 53rd St. So., E.O.E.

Part Time on Call. References, Background
Check and Car a Must! RENT-A-HAND. Lic#
5842. 347-3424.
Must be Experienced
Hiring Today at
1142 62nd Ave. N., St. Pete
E-Mail: Lme@gte.net


only one

Since 1968

Serving Gulfport and surrounding Communities
every Thursday for over forty years.
Gabber February 25 March 3, 2010

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

It's Fun! Gulfport Beach Antiques & Collect-
ibles + Gulfport U.S. Post Office, 3115 Beach
Blvd. S., 727-381-8548.

Leather, Climate, Cruise. Minor Cosmetics,
Recent Tires, 80,000 miles. $1250. cash or Of-
fers. Call 6pm-9pm. 727-381-4147.
CASH PAID FOR CARS- Prices Subject to
Steel Market Value. 727-328-8004.
UP TO $500
Paid For Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans. 727-458-
3721, 727-458-7710.

corder, Never Used, $45. 727-290-9573.

SLEEPER SOFA- 5 Piece, Pit Group, Light
Burgundy Upholsery. $200. 727-347-5457.
Scratches, Broken Legs, Recliners, Uphol-
stery. All types of Furniture Assembly, Etc.
23yrs Experience. Affordable. 813-558-0646,
tom freezer, 3-1/2 years old, Biscuit, $500

Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
BURIAL PLOT-Must Sell. Royal Palm Cem-
etary Lot 306 & 307-c block 1200. By Statue
of Jesus. Asking $1200 each o.b.o. Sister
Mary 727-623-5930.
Drums, Harps, Flutes, Bagpipes, Sitars &
More. Great Selection of Gemstone Jewelry.
Sale! 20% Off Metaphysical Books. Tuesday-
Saturday 10-6. 722 Pasadena Ave. So., 345-

SCUBA TANK,-Regulator, Weights, $100.
angle and short lens. $125 firm. Call the Gab-
ber office 727-321-6965.
MAYTAG SIDE BY SIDE Refrigerator, $95.
Jeep Wrangler Hood, $35, 1/2 HP Garbage
Disposal, $20, 6ft. Wooden Step Ladder, $10,
55 Gallon Oil Drum, $15, 19 Hole Binding
Punch, $20. 954-5163.

JACK RUSSELL PUPS- 8 Weeks, Shots/
Health Certificates, 2 Females, 1 Male, Home
Raised/Parents on Site. $200. 727-415-6252.
LARGE DOG CRATE- Metal, Like New. $45.

Gabber February 25 March 3, 2010

Estate Sales & Solutions will get you more money.
We buy and broker fine antiques, estate jewelry,
watches, gold, coins and more.

CARPENTER NEEDED To build me two
wooden screen doors. 727-823-8519.

I Leglotc

i-Clip & Save ------ -
Anthony Antiques & Appraisers Est. 1969

.9 UNCLE JOE AT HOME 345-2992 O
L iClip & Save -----
CASH WAITING!- Collector will pay Top Dollar
for your Guns or Guitars. Discrete Local Se-
nior. 727-804-2381.

iLe Ntices

Notice is hereby given that Society of St. Vincent de Paul will receive sealed bids from HVAC Contrac-
tors for the furnishing of all materials and labor for the replacement of two 7.5 ton roof top units of St.
Vincent DePaul's Thrift Store, 180 34th St. N., St. Petersburg, Fl. This is a single story building. This
work will consist of the replacement of two 7.5 ton AC units w/18kw heat, curb adaptors, bolting
existing curbs to structure below for 130 mph wind load, new thermostats and wiring, flashing to curb.
If required new electrical wiring and breakers for new units to be included in this bid.
All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Specifications and other
Contract Documents pertaining thereto, as prepared by the Office of St. Vincent DePaul's Thrift Store,
180 34th St. N., St. Petersburg, Fl.
Bidders may examine the Specifications and other Contract Document at the office of Society of St.
Vincent DePaul and receive one (1) set at no charge.
A mandatory pre-bid meeting is being held on March 5, 2010 at 10:00 am at the Society of St. Vincent
de Paul office at 384 15th St. N., St. Petersburg, Fl. 33705-2016. 727-823-2516. we will go to the site
immediately after the meeting to review the project. Sealed bids will be received at the office of the
Society of St. Vincent de Paul office at 384 15th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33705-2016. Bids will be
received until 10am March 17, 2010. A public bid opening will take place immediately following the
receipt of the sealed bids at 10:15 am.
All questions are to be directed to Mark Snedeker mark@greaterbayconstruction.com and Steve
Snedeker steve@greaterbayconstruction.com. The last date for questions to be accepted, in order to
allow time for the issuance of any addenda, is March 10, 2010. All bids must be submitted on the
proposal form as furnished.
Bids shall remain in force for sixty (60) days after the date of opening. Bidders must be HVAC
Contractors licensed to do business in the State of Florida, pursuant to Florida Statute Chapter #489,
and in Pinellas County (does not have to limit to Pinellas County).
The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality in any bid
whenever such rejection or waiver is in the interest of the Owner. Awards, if made, will be to the bidder
whose bid is most advantageous to the Owner, price and other factors considered as determined at the
sole discretion of the Owner.

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1419 49th St. South Gulfport

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

www.historickenwood.org Look for Signs
with Info Tubes. Sat. 2/27 8am.-2pm.

9th Ave. & 50th St. S.
9-3pm Friday Saturday Sunday
:,oAtf S Vendors Needed
Call 239-1429

MOVING SALE Everything Must Go! No
Reasonable Offers Refused. 2438 28th St. N.
St. Pete. Friday, Sat. & Sun.

I Upscale Crafts & Clutter
1 9am 1pm
This Saturday, Feb 27
2525 Pasadena at Sun Island Drive.
Under the 2 yellow blinkers

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Corner of Central Ave. & Sunset. Sat. 8am.-
2pm. Everything from Antiques, China, Cloth-
ing and Many other Goodies. Please Join Us!

INSIDE APPT. ONLY- Too Much to List. From
Clothes to Electric Wheelchair. Call See if I
have what you are looking for. Angela, 727-
SUNDAY 9-2P.M. 6602 Blue Heron Dr. S. Awe-
some, Lots of great stuff!
Sale. March 6th, 9am.-12:00 2960 59th St. S.
Gulfport. Everything but the Kitchen Sink!
4781 BAYWOOD PT.- Fri. Only 8-12. Furni-
ture, Loveseat, chairs, Silver Plate, Brother
Sewing Machine, 22' Canvas Boat Cover, Lots
3215 Fairfield Ave. So. Sat. 727-898-8827.
8:30-3:00. Clothes: Boys, Girls, Women & Men
(buy 1 get 2 FREE Clothes Only). Furniture,
Stuffed Animals, Lamps, Ceramics & Lots
More. Please Come and See, Bring a Friend!
SATURDAY 8AM.-4PM.-2217 Quincy St. S.
Furniture, Ladies L-XL Clothing, Household
Items, Books, 95 Saturn.
1302 ROBIN ROAD S.-Sat./Sun. 2/27,2/28. 8-
? Lots of Stuff & Goodies.


Let us sell your estate at public auction, the fair way
to establish market price for your valuables.

4930 Gulfport Blvd. S.
Steve Briggs Licensed Auctioneer

2/21 Wood Ibis Park. 727-343-2031.
FOUND CAT 14 Ib. Long-haired Orange Tab-
by. Approx. 7-8 yrs. old. Vicinity of Park St. &
Central Ave. Call 798-4790.

- St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In
Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked-
ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re-
buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh
Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power
of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other
Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the
Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort
to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This
Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Com-
fort Me in My Difficulties and While Lodging in
the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and
My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God
Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All
of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have
Infinite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You
(Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over-
come All Difficulties as You Did the Dragons
at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail
Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times).
This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Suc-
cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal
Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in
the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress
and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This
Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat-
ter How Difficult, Before the Termination of 9
Tuesday. G.F.

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

IxnvA ein
G1 fiw

DEAR HEART OF JESUS- In the past I have
askef for favors. This time I ask this special
one and take it dear heart of Jesus and place
it within your own broken heart where your Fa-
ther sees. it. Then in his merciful eyes it will
become your favor, not mine. Amen. Say this
prayer for (3) days, promise publication and
favor will b e granted. Never known to faila.
In Grateful thanks. I will never stop trusting in
God and his power. L.M.C.

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

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Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 321-6965 CARD # ZIP CODE EXP. DATE
Gabber February 25 March 3, 2010

City f Gulport ity Ntice

F-Cit of ulfpot Pulic Ntice

We Rent Your House
or Condo Fast
To Qualified Tennants or
SWe Reduce
Our Fees in Half
Alla Panteleyeva
Broker, REOS, Property Manager
Florida International Realty
727-251-4004 727-363-6000

S. PASADENA 2BR/2BA-Condo on 6th Floor.
Split Plan, Water View. Pool, Covered Parking,
W/D. Close to Shopping, Beach & Stetson
$1000/Mo. Year Lease. 727-345-9620.
tages, Efficiencies. Private Beach, Pool and
Private Fishing Dock. $450.00 And Up, 727-
GULFPORT 1802 57TH ST. S.-1BR Apt. Ter-
razzo floors, Water Included. $650/Mo., 1st/
last/Security DAN YINGST REALTY 727-321-

nished, Wide Open Waterfront Condo. 2BR/
2BA, Master Bedroom Overlooks Bay. 1500
SF, $850/Mo. Gas/Cable/Water Included.
Available Now 727-510-0244.
Unit, 2BR/1BA, Newly Remodeled, Large Ba-
clony facing Maximo Marina with Rear Fish-
ing Dock, Manatee Friendly, Excellent Fishing.
$775/Mo. Call Bob, 727-347-2921, 727-458-
Approximately. 300sqft. Large Backyard, New
Carpet/Paint. Clean, Quiet. $350/Mo. 1st & Se-
curity Required. 727-522-5723.
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.
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.
$665/Mo. C/H/A, Big Closets, Porch. Water
& Garbage Included. Smokeless Please. No
Section 8. 727-424-6085.
1401 60TH ST.S.-3BR/2BA, $1250-1500/Mo.
One Block From Stetson, Detached Garage,
Fenced yard. 727-235-5146.
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
1BR/1BA with Courtyard. 5710 19th Ave. S.
$650/Mo. Lease. Available March. See Ad on
Craigs List. 727-328-1989.

NICE 2BR/1BA Plus Extra Room, Great
Northside Location near 49th St. & 54th Ave.
N. Will take Section 8, 1 Car garage. WALTON
REALTY. 727-459-3613.

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

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-

1BR/1BA Deluxe, Top Floor, Totally Remod-
eled. Partially Furnished, No Pets/Smoking.
$600/Mo. First/Last/Deposit, Annual. Water,
Cable, Gas Included. References. 727-204-
0149 Available Now.
55th St. S. Large Kitchen & Living Room. Din-
ing Room, Bonus Room. $850/Mo. $425/Se-
curity 727-742-5140.

PATRIOT SQUARE-3880 37th St. S. Large
3BR/2BA, Carpeted, A/C, 6 Appliances, Bal-
cony, Swimming Pool, Clubhouse. $799/Mo. or
Sale $105,000 727-867-7022.
BAY ISLAND-What a View! Waterfront 1BR/
1 BA Condo, W/D, Carport, Htd. Pools, Gated,
Adult, Annual Lease, THE SUN TEAM 727-
ST. PETE CONDO-1BR/1BA, 6266 1st Ave.
S., Close to Downtown/Beaches. Pool & Laun-
dry. 1st Floor. $575/Mo., Water Included, 727-
3BR/2BA HOME-near Child's Park. New In-
terior Paint and Tile Floors. CHA, $885/Mo.
and $600/Deposit. 4537 11th Ave. S. 727-424-

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.
2BR DUPLEX-$600/Mo. plus $600/Sec.
Utilities in Renter's Name. Fenced-In Yard,
Good Location. 4930B 14th Ave. S. 727-502-
7530, 727-321-1793.
Island, 55+, Waterfront, Hardwood Floors,
WSG/Cable included. 6 Pools and Fitness
Center, Gated Community. 727-748-9200.
PASADENA 2BR HOUSE- $695/Mo. (66th
St./2nd Ave. S. area.) Central Location, Ce-
ramic Floors, Close to Shops, Bus, Free Park-
ing. 727-345-1367.

floor, corner unit. 2BR/2BA. 55+, No pets, Inc.
cable. $975/mo. annual. 727-542-2445.

Like New! 2/1 Yearly Lease. 5320 29th Ave.
S. #A. C/H/A, Tile Throughout, Covered Patio.
W/S/G Paid. Pet OK. Fenced Yard. $725/Mo.
$675/Dep. RJ 727-647-0331.

2BR/1BA HOUSE-Gulfport Arts District,
Large Kitchen, Washer/Dryer, 1/2 Block from
Beach Blvd. Parking, $750/Mo. $500 Deposit.
727-365-4247 or 727-366-1693.
2 OR 3 BEDROOM-1 BA-Approximately
950Sqft. Large Backyard, W/D Hook-up, CHA,
Pinellas County section 8 Ok. 6360 33rd St.
N. $750/Mo. 1st & Security Required. 727-522-
2BR CONDO- Tropically Landscaped Court-
yard, Pool, BBQ+ Laundry On-site. $650/Mo.
Convenient Location @ 63rd St. & 1st Ave. S.
SUNSET BEACH- 1BR w/Gulf View! 2nd
Floor, cute and cozy. Just $650/Mo. includes
West side of 58th St. Near Stetson. $900/
Mo. Call WALTON REALTY 727-458-3613.

ST. PETE BEACH- Large Efficiency, Excel-
lent Condition & Location, 1 Block to Busline,
Shopping & Fishing. Water Included. $565/Mo.

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-
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.
55+ FIVE TOWNS CONDO- 1 BR/1.5BA, New-
SPainted, Newer Carpeting. No Smoking/
Pets. Pools. 1 Yr. Lease. $5957Mo. includes W/
S/Gas Heat. Maintenance fee. 727-384-0888.
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.
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.
Fresh Paint, New Carpet, C/HA, W/D Hook-up,
Carport, Fenced, Only $795/Mo. Must See!
WALTON REALTY 727-458-3613.
2BR/2BA, Den, Across from Clubhouse. Brand
New Kitchen/Appliances, 55+ Patriot Square.
No Pets/Smokers. 845-426-5535. cellist007@

GULFRORT I br park like setting sirm 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 Comer lot with mature trees. ONLY $545
OLD NE 1 br apts incl. WSG, Gas & Basic Cable $550

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

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.
Bath, Cable TV & Utilities $475/Mo. 727-343-

ZONED COMMERCIAL C3-1300sqft. (will
divide at 600 per unit) Approx. 6 x 8ft. Free
Standing Lighted Sign Visible from US 19.1 st/
Security and lyr. Lease Required. $1000/Mo.
for Entire Building or $600/Mo. per Unit 727-
Utilities Included. Free Internet. 120-1000 sq-
ft. Available. 3530 1st Ave. N. 727-501-6078.


Gobber Februory 25 Morch 3, 2010

1BR MOBILE HOME- Florida Room, Newly
Remodeled, All new floors. 55+ Park. $5900
o.b.o. 727-346-5445.
50-55 MH PARK- 2BR, New Florida Room,
Furnished, Carport, Patio, Quiet, Pets Okay,
Active Park. Now $2500. obo Must Sell. Pos-
sible Rental. 727-522-4443.
2BR/2BA SPLIT PLAN-Pet Friendly Windsor
Bldg. on Bay, 10th floor. Murphy Bed in Florida
room. 1550sqft. $189,900 o.b.o. 727-345-3584
or 810-599-6986.
3812 100TH PL, PP-Large 2BR/1BA/1CG,
Handicap Modified. $99,900. 9624 42nd Way,
Updated 2BR/2BA/1CG, Screened Patio, Wa-
terview $103,900. MAINLANDS BEST REAL
ESTATE INC. Jenny 727-510-6131.

Pasadena Yacht and Counry Club
2000 ft. condo,Golf course and water views. Kipps Colony
Ct., 3Br/3Ba, .......................................... $435,000
Pelican Bay Highrise 9th floor, 2Br/2Ba, fabulous
sunsets, newly renovated ........................ $318,900
Docominium Protected Marina
40 ft. boat slip .......................................... $189,000
Jungle Prada
Home on double lot 220 ft. Waterfront, this very secluded
lot is a perfect location for privacy.
Location. Location ................................ $1,599,000
South Pasadena
Three homes on hugh corner lot, zoned multi-family this
is the buy of the century. Live in one rent others.
3Br/2-1/2Ba, 2500 sq. ft. 2Br/2-1/2Ba 1500 sq. ft.
3Br/2Ba, 1200 sq. ft. All for .................. $525,000
Lakewood Estates
3Br/2Ba,Beautiful Total Renovation, corner lot, hardwood
floors, granite. This is a must see for only $185,000
MUST SEE! Block home. Everything new from granite to
tile. Huge comer lot 2Br/2Ba .................. $225,000
Golfview Condos. Two large end units with huge balconies
Golf course views, gated and secure.
Priced at .............................. $225,000 & $245,000
WHAT A BUY 1 Br/ Ba condo. Tennis, swimming, newer
bath and new carpet. The Gardens ............only $64,900
Town Shores
This fully furnished 2Br/2Ba unit is move-in ready,
secure building. Call today....................... $124,900
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1419 49th St. South Gulfport

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MUST SEE! 2304 44TH ST. SO.-$54,900.2BR/1BA, Near ONLY $65K. ECONOMICAL CONDO-with
MUST S Marina and Clam Bayou. Privacy Fence Beautiful View of Boca Ciega Bay at Bottom of
Beautiful 1BR/1BA in Town Shores Eton Bldg. w/beautiful garden. Many Upgrades. Needs 49th St. S. Gulfport. 1/1 2nd floor South, Pets,
Unit #307. Furnished/Unfurnished. $79,900. some TLC. Call Sharon, Wave Realty of Tam- as is. Available March 1. Call Seller 727-327-
Call Dan or Chris Urich at 727-864-2667 pa Bay. 727-455-3556. 7046.

NEW ON MARKET CHATHAM HOUSE #305, Beautifully updated 1 BR/1 BA Deluxe unit, new kitchen, crown molding, carpet, paint, sliding doors.
NEW CHA, carport. Never been lived in since update. Shows pride of Ownership, Priced at $109,000
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
EMBASSY #409, 1 bed/l.5 bath, deluxe unit, furnished, convenient park by entrance, Reduced to $155,000
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**Open Floor Plan.
**Custom Bahama Shutters"*Carpor*t 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/ bath 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
Lancaster House #603, "Marina" water views, 2 bedroonr 1;5 n. l 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, 1 bed/1 bath deluxe, new carpet, new paint, waterfront marina views. $119900 $99,000
SEMINOLE GARDEN APTS 8584 111th St. N. #310 ** 2 bed, 2 bath corner condo, stps to Clubhouse priced @ $60990 $540~8 $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
Gulfoort 1713 59th Street South. Gulfport 2 bed 1 bath block home, updated move in ready. Attached carport, shed, landscaped. Steps to
Holy Name Church, Stetson College Campus*** Priced well at $139,900
Eagle Crest 6420 6th Ave. N. 3 bed/2 bath 2,000 sq ft., Beautiful maintained home with "Green" Landscaping, close to beaches, Tyrone Square
Mall and Churches Priced well at $259,900
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
68 Gabber February 25 March 3, 2010

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Homes Available
Help your community to clean up the foreclosure
mess and take advantage of today's low prices.
Alla Panteleyeva Broker,
REOS, Property Manager
Florida International Realty


Gabber February 25 March 3, 2010

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
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for only $110,000!
GROTON #310 Totally renovated & Marina
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