Title: Gabber
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Title: Gabber
Alternate Title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann,
George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: March 4, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
Coordinates: 27.750556 x -82.708611 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
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Antiques In The Park
see page 2

Mobile Collection
see page 3

Gulfport Polling
see page 4

Pink Flamingo
Tour Of Homes
see page 6

Stolen Signs;
Still A Mystery
see page 7

First Friday Art Walk
see page 15

Historic Kenwood
Art In The Park
see page 27

Public Comment
From Council
see page 35

Gulfport Campaign
Finance Trail
see page 42

Hard Candy
see page 50

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since 19681

By Leigh Clifton
A Confederate reenactor takes refuge behind a tree as
he loads his musket to take another shot at the Union
soldiers. See story, page

Gulfport Gets Save-a-Lot
and Family Dollar
By Cathy Salustri
After sitting vacant for several years, the site of
the former Winn Dixie will once again be a place
where Gulfport residents can go for milk, meats,
and cleaning supplies.
On Friday afternoon (February 26), the city of
Gulfport issued a building permit for a Save-a-Lot
and Family Dollar to reshape the space formerly
occupied by a Winn-Dixie on 49th Street South and
Gulfport Boulevard.
The permitting process took the contractor (Gerardi
Construction), the architect (RoJo Architecture)
See Save-A-Lot, page



No. 2146March 4 March 1, 2010S

Confederate Troops Claim
Victory against Yankees at
Ft. DeSoto

Every Thursday


Police Officer of the
Year: Sergeant Zachary

pinned a lot
of medals on
me over the
years. This is
one I've never
It's a very
h o n o r Gulfport Police Officer of
G u 1 f p o r t the Year Zachary Mills.
Police Chief
Robert Vincent told city council Tuesday
night as he presented Sergeant Zachary
Mills as the Gulfport Police Department
Officer of the Year.
Sergeant Terry Taylor nominated
Mills for the honor. Taylor, who has
three years service as an officer, he
has made the lion's share of the police
department's DUI arrests, contributing
to zero DUI-related fatalities in Gulfport
last year.
Mills received a standing ovation for the
police officers present at the meeting.

Six Inches Matters
GULFPORT- The city bent the rules
slightly and allowed a resident to build
a home on property that the building
department told her wasn't large
enough. Angela LePore bought property
in Gulfport and demolished the existing
house. According to the city's interim
Andrew Salzman, the home was "in
deteriorated condition."
When LePore applied for a building
permit to build a new home, however,
the city denied her building permit
because building officials noticed her
property was six inches shy of having
enough land to meet requirements.
After LePore's attorney consulted
with the city attorneys, city council
opted Tuesday night to grant LePore
permission to build a single-family

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 shows.
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

Ann Haslett
C"ostst The Gazebo of So. Pasadi
Welcomes Ann Haslett "Master Stylist" y
To Join The Professionals Ne
Advanced in Techniques, Color, Cuts,
High & Low Lites & Keratin Straightening Treatment.

very fast moving comedy but, with
a message for all of us, especially in
our current, problem-filled economic
Join the Players for a night or
an afternoon of more great live
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.

"Antiques in the Park"
Returns to Gulfport
Mark your calendars for this
weekend's "Antiques in the Park"
show returning to ('lI i.-i Park on
Saturday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. This new outdoor antiques
and collectibles fair series is
co-sponsored by the Gulfport Lions
Club and the City of Gulfport, and
is held in the first block of ('Im .-i'
Park at the intersection of Beach
Blvd. and 22nd Ave. S. The show has
already gained a strong dealer and
customer base, and the most recent
show held on a chilly January 2 was
packed with visitors doing their first
antique shopping of the New Year.
City officials, Lions Club volunteers,
and, most importantly, dealers, were
excited to see the great turnout.
There will be a great assortment of
vintage fun for sale 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. Exhibitor booths for
returning dealers start at $45. For
information or registration call 727-
421-0441. The raindate for the show
is the next day, Sunday, March 7.
The final show of the season will be
held on Saturday, May 1.

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2010 Schedule of Events
All Mobile Collection events are on Saturdays from
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Household Mobile Collections are FREE for
residents of Pinellas County. Businesses should
arrange for drop-off and payment by calling ,
EQ Florida (chemicals) at 813-319-3400 or I
Creative Recycling (electronics) at 813-621-2319 :0 0 *

Jan. 23, 2010 East Lake High School 1300 Silver Eagle Dr.
Feb. 6, 2010 Dunedin High School 1651 Pinehurst Rd.
Feb. 20, 2010 Seminole Home Depot 10550 Park Blvd.
Mar. 6, 2010 St. Petersburg Home Depot 2300 22nd Ave. N.
Mar. 13, 2010 Clearwater Home Depot 2495 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
Mar. 20, 2010 Largo Home Depot 10689 Ulmerton Rd.
Apr. 10, 2010 Palm Harbor University High School 1900 Omaha St.
Apr. 17, 2010 Tarpon Springs High School 1411 Gulf Rd.
Apr. 24, 2010 Pinellas Park Home Depot 4040 Park Blvd.
May 1,2010 Oldsmar Municipal Services Center 300 Commerce Blvd.
May 15, 2010 Indian Rocks Beach City Hall 1507 Bay Palm Blvd.
May 15, 2010 Treasure Island Community Center 1 Park Place (behind Walgreens)
Sept. 11, 2010 Largo Solid Waste Facility 1551 Starkey Rd.
Sept. 25, 2010 Gulfport Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd.
Oct. 2, 2010 St. Petersburg Home Depot Tyrone Blvd. (south of 22nd Ave. N.)
Oct. 9, 2010 Safety Harbor Public Works 1200 Railroad Ave.
Oct. 23, 2010 Palm Harbor / Countryside Home Depot & Staples SW corner of US Hwy 19 & Curlew Rd.
Nov. 6, 2010 (site of the former) St. Petersburg Kmart 3951 34th St. S.

The City of Gulfport PUBLIC WORKS
wants to remind residents
Wednesday's yard waste pickup entitles Gulfport residents to dispose of tree/shrubbery trimmings piled no
longer than 4 feet in length and three feet in height. MUST BE PILED NO Bags or in containers/garbage
cans and ONLY ONE PILE.
LEAVES MUST BE BAGGED Up to five bags of leaves wll be picked up during regular trash pickup days as
part of residential subscription service. Do you have more than five bags? Just contact Public Works at
893-1089 to have a pickup scheduled.
The City offers a bulk pickup for larger items such as furniture, household items/appliances, etc/ No
construction or remodeling debris. There is a charge of $10.00 forr single item or $40.00 per pickup truck load,
$20.00 per appliances, $25 for electronics/TVs. Please contact 893-1089 to schedule a 'special pickup'
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Three Departments
Where Once There
Was One
GULFPORT- The city officially
created separate departments for
the marina, library, and leisure
services. Denis Frain will continue
to man the helm at the marina and
Catherine Smith (Kitty) will continue
to run the library. Bob Williams, the
Parks Supervisor, will assume the
position of Parks and Recreation
Superintendent. As superintendent
Williams will oversee the Parks and
Recreation divisions as well as the
Casino, Catherine Hickman Theatre,
the Multipurpose Senior Center, and
Gulfport Extended Minibus Service

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!

Enter the Labyrinth
Located at 5001 20 Avenue S. in
Gulfport (east of the elementary
school) is the labyrinth. Open
seven days, noon till sundown. Free
admission. Call 727-331-2622 for
more information.

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from front page
and the city of Gulfport several
months to complete.
The permitting process took this
long because of internal issues with
the project.
"The delays were not city related,"
City manager Jim O'Reilly said. Once
the contractor cleared up the issues
with the project, the city issued the
proper permits within one day.
The contractor has not informed the
city of an anticipated start date.

Relay for Life of
Gulfport Team Party
There will be a team party on
Tuesday, March 16 at 6 p.m. at JSR
training center, 1601 49 Street S.
for those who want to get involved
in Relay for Life of Gulfport. Event
features, food, fun and music. This
year's Relay will be held on April 9
and 10.
Visit www.RelayForLife.org/
GulfportFL. Your $100 team
registration fee reserves your
campsite and team t-shirts. RSVP
to your community representative,
Karen Modzelewski at Karen.
Modzelewski@cancer.org or call 727-

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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 18andover), tobenefitthe
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.

Historical Museum
Seeks Volunteers
Have you ever thought of
volunteering? GulfBeaches Historical
Museum has a large, diverse group
of volunteers who participate in all
aspects of the Museum.
Do you enjoy looking at "neat old
things" and learning more about
them? Volunteers who work behind

the scenes carry out the function of
the museum's mission: "to preserve
our island history".
Do you love visiting with people?
Volunteers teach touring visitors
and assisting in the gift shop. You
represent to the public a friendly,
inviting experience!
By contributing your time and
sharing your wealth of experience
the Museum will continue it's proud
tradition of being an "all volunteer
operated" organization. No special
skill, talent or knowledge is needed,
other than an interest in our island
history. The rewards of volunteering
are many, including the friendships
you'll make.
As a Pinellas County Volunteer you
willreceive specialbenefits, invitations
and rewards for committing six hours
a month. Training is provided at the
Museum. It is their goal to place
volunteers into activities they will
enjoy. They couldn't open our doors
without the help of volunteers! Please
join today!
If you would like to be a part of this
vital group please leave a message
at the museum, 727-552-1610. Gulf
Beaches Historical Museum is located
at 115 10 Avenue in Pass-a-Grille, St.
Pete Beach.

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

March 30th
Bus Departs
Town Shores of Gulfport
3:30 pm Sharp
$25 per person
$20 free play
+ $5 meal voucher
Call Valantyna
727-345-1237 V
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SGulorts 6th Annual

TMIfCamingo Home Tour!

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

10am till 5pm
Rain or Shine!

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

SAddtional Info:
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce

Dolly Tickell, Event Coordinator


Stolen Signs

Case Still a

By Leigh Clifton
Two weeks ago, the Gabber
reported on the theft of
approximately 51 David Hastings
campaign signs from the front
yards of supporters for his bid
for City Council. As of Tuesday's
Gabber deadline, there have been
no arrests made. Although several
witnesses and persons of interest
have been questioned, there
remains no conclusive evidence
as to who might have committed
the offenses, according to Sgt.
Robert Burkhart of the Gulfport
PD. The case remains open as of
Wednesday morning.

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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


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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

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calling Les McEwen at 321-3672.

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.

Youth Symphony
Spring Concert
The Pinellas Youth Symphony
continues to celebrate its 52nd
Anniversary season with a
concert performed by senior level
orchestras and chamber ensembles
on Saturday, March 6 at 7 p.m.
at St. Petersburg College Music
Center, 6605 Fifth Avenue N. in St.
Pete. The Serenade Strings, The
Pinellas Youth Symphony and PYS
chamber ensembles, comprised of
top musicians from the county and
surrounding areas, will perform.
Admission is free, donations
Visit www.pysmusic.org or call the
PYS voicemail at 727-438-3149 or
email to pysdirector@yahoo.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 5th, 2010
5:00 7:00 PM
Sponsored by
Gulfport United Methodist Men
Church Fellowship Hall
2728 53rd St. So.
Fried Fish, Tartar Sauce, Cole Slaw,
Baked Beans, Hushpuppies, Grits,
Tea, Coffee, Dessert

$7.95 per person
Take out available
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Judy Ryerson
Councilmember Ward 1

Let me tell you a little of what I have done.
Specifically I have:
Voted to maintain the millage rate while maintaining services
Voted to lower General Fund Budget while reducing the work force to
below 1981 levels
Voted to study the city wide flood plain which is underway
Voted to support the Chamber of Commerce and Merchants Assoc.
Voted to fund GEMS & Senior Center Programs and Recreation
Voted to support the Gulfport Police & Fire Departments
Have received the endorsement of Gulfport's own Police officers through
their union, the Fraternal Order of Police.

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Designer Discount
Sale for Community
The PARC Thrift Store at 5825 66
Street N. in St. Petersburg will hold
its largest "Unclaimed" Clothing Sale
on Saturday, March 6 from 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. The "unclaimed" items are a
donation from Sun Country Cleaners.
Thousands of freshly cleaned items
will be sold for $5 each for the first
time that morning. All proceeds will
go to PARC, a non-profit agency
supporting children and adults with
developmental disabilities.
In turn, Sun Country Cleaners and

PARC want to help the community
to afford designer label, professional
clothing for job hunting, interviews
and family needs. Items include
business suits, dresses, comforters,
men's shirts, sweaters, sport shirts,
skirts, ties and trousers from sizes
XS through 4X. Brands include
Ralph Lauren, Armani, Calloway,
Ann Taylor, Liz Claiborne, Gap,
Aeropostale and many more.
For more information, please
call Nancy Giles, PARC Business
Relations Director, at 727-410-6302
or email se@parc-fl.org.

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
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.

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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.

March Floral
Design Class
All new spring floral design classes
will be offered at the Gulfport
Recreation Center in March. Laurie
Marino, floral designer and instructor,
is continuing her popular floral
design class. You will learn secrets
of professionals and tricks using
materials from your garden. All fresh
flowers are provided in this new three-
class session on Wednesdays March
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 emailed
at makeitandtakeit@yahoo.com. Only
$22 per class or $60 dollars for the
three class session.

SPCA Raises
Adoption Fees
SPCA Tampa Bay adoption prices
have increased by $10 to include an
animal's microchip and registration
fee. The new prices are: kittens
(under 6 mos.) $45 and cats (over 6
mos.) $35. Canines include puppies
(under 6 mos.) $110, dogs (under
25 lbs.) $160 and dogs (over 6 mos.
and 25 lbs.) $45. Shelter is located
at 9099 130 Avenue N., Largo. Hours
are Tuesday-Thursday 11-7 p.m.;
Friday 11-6 p.m.; Saturday 11-5 p.m.;
Sunday noon to 5 p.m. and Monday
closed. Visit www.spcatampabay.org
or call 727-586-3591.

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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

The St. Petersburg Chapter of the
Michigan Association of Retired
School Personnel will meet at 11:30
a.m. on Tuesday, March 9 at the
Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34 Street

N. in St. Petersburg. The actual one-
hour DVD of the Regional Conference
held in Michigan will be projected on
a screen at this meeting. If you want
to hear the latest updates on your
health care benefits and legislative
issues, come to this meeting. Call
Wendy Risk at 572-9854.

Seniors' Chat Room
Experience table topics with the
Gulfport Senior Center's Chat Room
every Friday at 2 p.m. The Center
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The Late Joe Kolac
Dear Editor: When I first thought
about writing this letter, I thought
the subject matter would be "Near
The End of An Era" or "An Honor
to Know". When I sat down at the
computer, it came easy. I was born
late September of 1934 and like all
Americans, men in the services were
my heroes. No sports figures then.
I knew the airplanes, the carriers,
battle ships and most of the heavy
cruisers by name and number of
guns and of course, the difference
between the blue and gold stars. I

helped my older brother carry papers
and he and the other carriers knew
it all. The first think we looked at in
the paper was the box score in the
lower left hand front page. Planes
lost, ships lost and men lost. I can
also remember being scared several
I first met Joe Kolac about 10 years
ago at our condo and the friendship
was slow in developing. He was
single and my wife was sick. Early
breakfast was a mainstay for Joe
and we seldom joined him. Then
he invited us to go to the American
Legion, Post 125 with him and it soon

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became a ritual. We would anchor
the table while he would dance with
every lady he could, even when his
friend Dorothy was with him. When
she was tired, he wanted to dance.
Joe could talk of his exploits in the
war as he must have put the bad
stuff out of his mind. There was the
time he was carrying a BAR (heavy
automatic rifle) and shrapnel hit it,
ruining the weapon. All he got was
stung hands. More than several
times he had bullet holes in his coat
and pants. Once he got shrapnel in
his back, but did not go to an aid
station where it would have been
documented, making him eligible
for the Purple Heart. After the war
was over, he was shot in the hand
taking a pistol away from a drunken
His favorite story was when their
platoon was taking a farm house and
his lieutenant sent him around to the
rear. Kolac lobbed a hand grenade
through the kitchen window, kicked
the door off the reaming hinge, letting
off a burst of automatic fire from his
Tommy gun as he entered. "You know
what I killed?" he would ask, almost
in disbelief. After a brief pause, he
would blurt out "A canary." He would
then tell about the 15 Germans that
came out of the cellar to surrender.
Another of his stories was a German
was going to shoot him but the gun
was empty. Kolac captured him
and returned to his lines. Kolac's
lieutenant wanted to take the
German back to the rear, but Kolac
knew the lieutenant, "I captured
him, I'll take him back." responded
Joe. Joe's parents immigrated from
Poland and he knew the history of
Poland being invaded. Sgt. Joe Kolac
was an honorable soldier, Joe Kolac
was an honorable man.
Another of Kolac's exploits
was, he was the first GI to enter
Berchtesgaden (Hitler's hide away
in the mountains). This fact cannot
be disputed as he captured a German
captain there, which is a matter of
Now you know why I did not know
how to address the subject matter.
He was "An Honor to Know" and
Kolac is "Near The End of An Era."
When I was a child, he was a hero,
one I finally got to meet.
John Mark Smith

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Most Holy Name
Fish Fry Dinners
Lent is here and so are the famous
Fish Fry Dinners hosted by the
St. Vincent de Paul Society and the
St. Mary & St. Anne Society at Most
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church,
5800 15 Avenue S. in Gulfport.
This year dinners will be served on
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
and butter, homemade desserts and
coffee or tea. Sodas and water will
be available at extra cost. Wine and
beer will be available for a donation.
This annual event has been held
for several years with all customers
enjoying the delicious food and
meeting many friends and gracious

Society to Meet
The Massachusetts Society will
meet on Wednesday, March 10 at
1 p.m. at the Lions Club on Tifton
Drive in Gulfport. Valantyna
Deegan from Ace High Tours will
discuss upcoming events she will be
sponsoring in the next few months.

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They will also play bingo with prizes.
All Bay State neighbors are invited.

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.

First Friday Art Walk
Rain or Shine... Gulfport's First Friday Art Walk takes place on March
5th. Celebrate Gulfport's 100th Birthday Celebration and take in Gulfport's
authentic "Old Florida" atmosphere while perusing the work of over 50 unique
artists and crafters, as well as authors, antique dealers and entertainers
stretched over a half-mile up and down scenic Beach Blvd. While browsing
the art and craft booths and performing artists, don't miss Gulfport's exclusive
shops, boutiques and galleries. Live entertainers including Gail Biron, New
Horizons Band, Cajun Duece and more will be appearing at venues throughout
the Village. And don't miss "Blow Your Own Glass Masterpiece mini classes
offered by master glass blower Jackie Ballard and the IAC team." Enjoy dinner
at one of over a dozen fine restaurants within the Art District, now one of the
foremost dining destinations in the Bay Area.
Gulfport Art Walk takes place on the First Friday and Third Saturday of every
month, year-round. Parking is always free and free trolley rides are available
from off-site parking areas, including nearby Catherine Hickman Theatre and
Gulfport Public Library. Pet and family friendly! Experience a unique dining,
shopping and cultural experience unlike any other. Once you discover Gulfport,
Tampa Bay's "best kept secret," you'll want to come back for more.
For information on many other Gulfport events, go to www.gulfportma.com.
The Gulfport Art Walk and event recorded information line is 866-ART-WALK.
Artists and vendors interested in participating can find more information and
download an application at www.SIKPromotions.com.


Gulfport City Council Ward 1

Hearing the concerns of residents and acting upon them.
Restore CLAM BAYOU and keep the water clean.
More police presence and eliminating
problems on 49th Street.
No residential or commercial building over 30 feet.
Maintain Gulfport's unique atmosphere. ,
Have a balanced budget with no new increase in taxes. -

Invite more businesses to the downtown area
and give them support.

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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

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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
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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

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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, contact
Walt Dill, Secretary at so49web@
aol.com or Jeri Reed, President at
727-258-6618 (days) or 727-327-3509

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
Glamour Secrets, Wigs, Hairpieces
and Extensions.
Call for reservations 595-4619 or

Gulfport Elementary
Gears Up for Yard Sale
Gulfport Elementary is gearing
up for their yard sale on Saturday,
March 20. This will be on the same
day as the City Wide Yard Sale, the
Nautical Flea Market and the Clam
Bayou cleanup. Donations can be
dropped off at Gulfport Elementary
School, 2014 52 Street S.
If you are interested in donating
your time or items for a great cause
to benefit Gulfport Elementary
students, call Pat Dunham at 727-

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TDC and Bobby
Hendricks at the Casino
TDC the band, a group of the
best studio musicians in the country
will be backing up one of the best
entertainers of all time, Mr. Bobby
Hendricks of The Original Drifters
at the Gulfport Casino on Friday,
March 19 at 7:30 p.m. The evening
will get started with TDC going
down Motown memory lane with the
greatest hits of the era, culminating
with Mr. Hendricks singing all
the hits that have given him the
opportunity to sing from Las Vegas
to Japan. He has sung with all the
greats including Paul Anka and
Buddy Holly to name a few.
Tickets are on sale now at www.
mowtownatthecasino.com, Small
Adventures Bookshop, 3107 Beach
Boulevard S. and Gulfport Chamber
of Commerce, 2808 59 Street S.

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

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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
their community outreach programs,
especially Sight First activities, as
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


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Their next fundraising event will be
a Pancake Breakfast on April 3 and
May 8.

Relay for Life
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There will be a spaghetti dinner on
Saturday, March 27 from 4-8 p.m. at
JSR Training Center, 1601 49 Street
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Gulfport Garden A
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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 shortly before 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.

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Mike Levine, Gulfport: "Personally,
it wouldn't affect me much; any mail
I get on Saturday is usually bills
anyway. I do all my banking online
now; I've mostly gone paperless. I do
get most magazines on the weekend,
but I think with all the budget
problems, the government needs
to look at creative solutions to save
money. By discontinuing Saturday
delivery, I'm sure they could save
a whole lot of money. On the other
hand, people at the Post Office need
their hours. I wouldn't want to take
away their ability to earn their
honest pay. They work really hard
and their job is not easy. Everyone
has to sacrifice something if we're
going to get through this recession.
Maybe this might be the least painful
way to help do it."

Mike Strait, Gulfport: "It's good
to have mail on Saturdays. It keeps
people working. Also it's nice to get
a birthday card or a present on time,
especially if it falls on a Saturday
too. Otherwise, it would just hold
it up. I guess postal workers need
something to do on Saturdays; they
need a paycheck like everyone else.
Most people work during the week;
they only have Saturday to get their
mailing stuff done. As to the rate
increase, obviously there are two
sides to the debate. Gas prices go way
up and people say "Oh No"! But they
pay it, because it's a necessity. It's the
same way with a postal rate increase.
People may complain but in the end
they'll pay it. One point though; most
promotional mailings for stores are
mailed to hit on Saturdays so the
people can go out to those stores for
the bargains. If they don't get those
coupons and discounted ads, it may
affect how they spend their money.
Who wants to pay full price if there's
a coupon for a discount on something?
But if it doesn't come in Saturday's
mail, the people may not go out and
spend their hard-earned money."

Naomi Humphrey, St. Pete: "I
would really miss Saturday delivery
if it was discontinued. I still mail
letters; I don't use a computer for any
of my bill paying or banking. I don't
trust them. It's not safe. Sure, a lot of
Saturday's mail can be mostly bills.
But I often send things out to relatives
on a Wednesday so that it will arrive
by that Saturday. Also, what if
people have to mail me something
important during the week? If it's not
mailed early enough in the week, it
will take longer to get there without
the Saturday delivery. You know, a
lot of people work 9-5 jobs during the
week and Saturday may be the only
day they can get to a post office to
mail packages or letters out. I think
it would definitely inconvenience
them. But I know if I was a postal
worker, I would enjoy a full weekend
off. It's a lot of work, carrying around
heavy bags of mail, dealing with the
weather and people's dogs. As to the
rate increase, I guess they probably
need it. I mean, stamps go up all the
time. But I would miss that Saturday
delivery because I'm just so used to

Rob Hill, Gulfport: "I'm neutral; I
don't care either way so I'm not too
worried about it. All I get on Saturday
are bills anyway. Obviously, I don't
favor a rate increase, but I would
be ok with mail delivery five days a
week instead of six."

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Universalism with us. Sunday Mornings beverage and cake for $6.50 single
S- 10:15 AM Contemporary Worship service: 10:30am beverage and cake for 50 le
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11:00 AM Adult Sunday School: 9:45am There will be face painting and
united.org Middle School Youth Group: 3:00pm games for children. Advance tickets
Children's Nursery Provided are discounted to $6 adult and $3.25
14-5407 Thursday Pastor's Book Study: 6:30pm
Rev. Gaye Bosley-Mitchell Pastor children. Call 347-1226 or 347-1227 to
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301 58th St. South
St. Petersburg, FL. 33707

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
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Lenten Program at
Palm Lake Christian
Palm Lake Christian is offering a
special Lenten experiencefor 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.

Schedule of Worship
Sunday Worship
8:00AM & 10:00AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM
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1950 2nd Ave. No., St. Petersburg
(727) 822-8628 (727) 822.3157
Sunday Worship Services 11:00 am
Monday, Course in Miracles, 7pm
Sat. 3/6 Reincarnation, 12:30-3 pm
Sun. 3/7 Planes of Expression 12:30 pm
Sat. 3/13 Psychic Fair Showcase 10 am


Terry Bartlett in
Concert at Palm Lake
Terry Bartlett will present a concert
of inspirational music on Saturday,
March 6 at Palm Lake Christian
Church, 5401 22 Avenue in St. Pete.
The 7 p.m. concert, part of the Palm
Lake Concert Series, is open to the
public free. A love offering will be
Terry Bartlett will also share a
few stories of how, through music,
her faith has been shaped and
strengthened over the years. Terry's
diverse background swings from
classical, musical theatre and sacred
music to pop, rock and standards.
Terry will be accompanied on the
piano by Brent Douglas. A reception
will follow. Call 321-8356.

Join Us For
Wednesday Healing Eucharist 11am
Sunday 8am & 10am Holy Eucharist
Our Thrift Store is open
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Proceeds benefit Food Pantry
Food Pantry is Open
1st & 3rd Sundays
from: 10 am to 12:30 pm
St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church
3747 34th St. South St. Petersburg, FL 33711
(727) 867-7015


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

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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.
EjH 727-347-1226
"Diversity our strength, God's love our bond"

TRuniry Churzch oF The Nazazene
"Open ARms MmisTRnes"
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

First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport

Child Care Sunday Mornings
both Sun. morn
&Wed. Evening Sunday School 9:15a
Traditional Serv. 10:30a
Fellowship for all 11:30a
[ Wednesday Weekly
Supper@ 6:00p
Bible Study 7:00p

St. Philip's Anglican Church
7685 66th St. N.
Pinellas Park, FL 33781 1
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Traditional Anglican Worship
1928 Prayer Book
Holy Eucharist: 10 am Sundays
Mass & Bible Study Wednesdays
11 am&7 pm


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11:00 am Traditional Service
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$2.00 Superzie Mimosas (llam-3pm)
$1.00 Domestic Drafts (11am 3pm)
$2.00 Domestic / $3.00 Import Bottles
Bitchy Bingo with Host Kori Stevens
(7pm 9pm)
Pool Tournament ($5.00 entry fee)
(7pm till ???) (winner takes all)
Taco Tuesday
$1.00 Taco
$2.00 Coronas/Corona Lights
$3.00 Sangria
$4.00 Quesadilla
$5.00 Nachos
American Idol (8pm 10pm)
Thursday Game Night
Survivor (8pm to 9pm)
Project Runway (9pm to 11:30pm)
Beer buckets (5pm to close)
5 Domestics $10.00
5 Imports $12.50 I
Dice (Farkle) Tournament
$5.00 entry fee (7pm to ???)
Fab Ulous Friday
$8.00 Bud Light
Draft Beer bust
(9pm to Close)


New Jersey Panzarotti"
Bail Out Mondays
Karaoke (7pm-12am)
Long Necks $1.00 (5pm to close)
Wine $2.00 (5pm to close)
White Trash Wednesday
All you can eat wings $9.99
(5pm to 10pm)
500 Bud Light Drafts
(5pm to 10pm)
$1.00 Import Drafts (5pm to 10pm)
$1.00 PBR cans and Miller High Life
American Idol (8pm to 9pm)
Silver strike Bowling League
(7pm to ??? cash league)


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15 Novelist Bagnold
16 Honolulu site
17 Frank Gerber
20 Discerns
21 Plant of the lily
22 Compilations
23 Ingest
25 Tibetan snowman
26 Not in operation
29 Henry Heinz
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35 Varnish ingredients
36Ski lift
38 Wear
40 Lair
41 Blackbird
42 German fascist
43 Paternally related
45 Prayer
46 William Underwood

48 A Beatty
49 Musical symbol
50 Tier
52 Holy: prefix
54 Mount, in Jordan
57 Verdi opera
61 Milton Hershey
64 Dashed
65 Cupid
66 Work assignment
67 Ago: Scots
68 Took off
69 Former Washington


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2 Cost
3 Unadulterated
4 Expunge
5 16 Across
6 Command to Fido
7 Take apart
8 Make a donation
9 Poetic form
10 Mull over
11 Charles Post
12 Egyptian month
13 Disarrange
18 Birth-related
19 Merriment

24 Bonnet contents?
25 Annual sch.
26 Frank
27 Electrical unit
28 Clarence
30 Small anchor
31 Correct
32 Song hit of the
33 Soothing
37 Wind instrument
39 "The Gay ":
1934 film
41 Reminder
43 Ginger follower
44 Old card game
47 Langston
Hughes title
51 Squander
52 BSA membs.
53 Nautical call
54 Appellation
55 British school
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The Beginning of the
End of Puppy Mills?
What comes to mind when you
think of West Hollywood, California?
Swank hotels, celebrity sightings,
organic meatless hot dogs and a
famously gay population? Well, yeah.
But this incorporated village in the
heart of Los Angeles is also a strong
and fervent leader in the prevention
of animal cruelty.
In a unanimous decision last
Tuesday, West Hollywood city council
members voted to ban most sales of
dogs and cats in the city's pet stores --
that is, "companion animal" stores. In
2002, WeHo city code was rewritten
to replace "pet" with "companion"
and "owner" with "guardian." And
in 2003, it became the first city in
the country to outlaw the inhumane
practice of cat declawing.
In a city where you're much more
likely to share a park bench with
a dog than a child, none of this is

surprising. What is surprising is that
more places haven't done the same.
"The West Hollywood ordinance,
which provides exemptions for
'humanely bred, reared or sheltered
animals,' is the second of its kind
nationwide," reported the LA Times.
South Lake Tahoe passed the nation's
first such ordinance last year. But
support for this movement isn't
limited to the West Coast.
At the time of this writing, the
verdict is not in on Maryland Senate
Bill 505, which would prohibit the
commercial sale of puppies fewer
than 9 months old. If passed, the
bill will go into effect in October of
this year. And West Hollywood City
Councilman Jeffrey Prang told the
LA Times that "his office had been
inundated with calls from city officials
across the country seeking advice on
how to craft similar ordinances."
The urgent goal of all this legislation
is twofold: 1) to put a stranglehold
on the business of puppy mills and
kitten factories, and 2) to encourage


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people to turn to local shelters and
rescues when looking for their next
companion animal.
According to Humane Society
estimates, some 3 million to 4
million homeless dogs and cats are
euthanized in the United States
every year. Since the housing bust
and the economic fizzle in late 2008,
the nation's 3,500 shelters have
struggled to stay afloat as donations
and volunteers ebbed and the influx
of dogs and cats swelled. The mass
production of pets is the enemy of
their good work.
Puppy mills and kitten factories
are not referred to as such for no
reason. They are large-scale breeding
facilities that churn out animals like
car parts. But hubcaps don't require
The products of this mass-breeding
industry include sick animals with
genetic defects that receive no
healthy socialization and little if any
veterinary care, and are subjected
to unsanitary and often inhumane
living conditions. Wayne Pacelle,
president of the Humane Society of
the United States, underscored the
importance of this legislation, saying,
"At the very time that we're paying
for the pet overpopulation problem,
we're allowing pet stores to continue
the problem by churning out dogs
from puppy mills."
Pet stores, along with unscrupulous
brokers and illegal breeders, are the
lifeblood of puppy mills and kitten
factories. Cutting them out of the
equation is like taking a scalpel to a
malignant tumor -- a necessary first
step to stopping the spread of a lethal

Gabber March 4- March 10, 2010

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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
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Volunteer Opportunities
Senior Center:
Contact Cynthia at 893-1231

Meals on Wheels:
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SPCA Pet of the Week
Poor Pye, (a 9 year old DSH) the only family he's ever
known had to surrender him. Because all he's ever
known is a calm adult home (which he shared with
one other kitty) he is pretty sad and bewildered at the
moment. He was a bit apprehensive when we first met,
but after just a few minutes he realized he was in good
hands and was much happier. A gentle scratch and
rub around his ears and he was in heaven, his eyes
closed and he relaxed completely. If you are looking for
S a zany kitten, Pye isn't for you; but, if you are looking
for a mature companion who will be looking for you out
of the window, lovingly waiting for you when you come home at the end of a
long day, you absolutely won't do any better than sweet and lovable Pye. Visit
Pye at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130 Avenue N. in Largo or call 727-586-3591.

Adopt or Foster a Greyhound
Meet Winston, a beautiful black male with white
markings. He is a strong, athletic kind of guy, and loves
interaction and play. Although he is gentle and gets on
well with small dogs and cats, because of his strength,
Winston might be better with a dog savvy owner. He
would also do well as an only pet. To meet Winston or
any of our other greyhounds, please contact Greyhound
Pets of America on (727) 595-7852; visit greyhoundpets.com or see us at the
Tyrone PetSmart on most Sundays from noon to 2 p.m.

Friends of Strays
I am a lovely 3 year old Calico and love to be petted
and held. I am smart, very playful and get along
with other cats. Please stop by the Friends of
Strays Adoption Center at 2911 47 Avenue N. in
St. Petersburg to visit Lois and other wonderful kitties
i waiting for good forever homes. For more information
visit www.friendsofstrays.com or call 727-522-6566 All
adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations
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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). No
need to change direction or attain
anything new. You gain the most this
week when you focus on an attribute
you already possess and develop it.
This quality will blossom as a major
part of your being. Everyone who
knows you will describe you in the
same way -- by that attribute you are
now developing.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). More
love equals more happiness. This
starts with the love you put out
into the world. This week, you'll be
increasingly tuned in to your own
behavior. You will notice when you
are expressing yourself out of love
and when you are coming at life from
a place of ego. Just the noticing will
change your life for the better.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You
will create unity among disparate
forces. If there is anyone at all who
is fighting around you, you'll have a
subtle way of defusing the tension
and finding common ground. This
you can do even if you remain silent.
There is something about your very
being that brings peace and reason to
the world.
GEMINI (cI.ny 21-June 21). You'll
be casting a role of some kind. Maybe
you'll be seeking the perfect person
for a job or starting an important new
relationship. This won't be difficult
with the right person. If things don't
go well, take it as a sign that you
don't have the right person yet and
keep looking. You deserve the ease of
a natural fit.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Money
isn't as important as people think it
is. Chasing the dollar leads to hollow
victory at best and will usually bring
disappointment. Center your goals
on something other than money --
like helping others, providing jobs
and spreading good will -- and you'll
attract both financial and spiritual
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll do
better at work (or at finding work)

if you expand your friendship base.
New contacts don't have to be people
who are obviously in a position to
help you out. You'll be surprised from
whence your next bit of fabulous luck
comes. It will take an indirect route
for sure. So just befriend people you
genuinely like.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You
have yet to achieve your goal, and
your time is coming soon. Ready
yourself, and speed along your
process, by being happy for someone
who has already arrived. As you
celebrate someone else's success,
you get a "helper's high" -- just as
potent as if you had been celebrating
your own win.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you
met a very wise person, what would
you ask? Have your questions ready,
because answers will be revealed
to you this week. There will be an
opportunity to connect with a mentor
or guru. You will get accurate insight
as to what can and can't be done to
get you closer to the life you envision
for yourself.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). As
much as you would like to know in
specific and measurable terms how
much someone loves you, you usually
have to take this person at his or her
word. There will be other evidence
to take into account -- actions that
speak louder than affectionate
assertions. You may be very pleased
with what you find.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
You know your mind, and you won't
be afraid to express it. Although
you're ready to let someone know
what you really think, consider your
motives. Maybe you've been hurt
by this person and that past pain is
coloring your judgment. Get away
from passionate situations long
enough to gain some objectivity.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
Slipping into a state of overwhelm
is too easy to do when you're an


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overachiever. From that mindset,
you actually get a lot less done. Avoid
becoming overwhelmed by reducing
your expectations of yourself this
week. It's enough to accomplish
two or three things a day. Prioritize
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
You are impressionable this week
and could be star-struck by people
of stature. Don't be intimidated
by appearances. It may seem that
others are doing the right thing at
the right time in the right way. But
if you were to ask them, they would
be just as mystified about their lives
as you are about yours.
This Week's Birthdays: You
get things done because you have
definite ideas and are able to
communicate them with flare. This
month, don't worry too much about
whether your plans are feasible. The
most important thing is that you're
growing and moving forward. Your
home gets a makeover or you move
in April. Loved ones give you reason
to celebrate in May. In June, you
take control of the work situation,
and everyone is more productive
because of your leadership. August
brings a windfall.

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

Gabber March 4 March 10, 2010

Historic Kenwood
Art in the Park
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

Free Theater on the Bay
This will be the last night of movie
magic under the stars. City of
Gulfport's "Theater on the Bay" is
Friday, March 19 at 7 p.m. on the
Recreation Field (the corner of Shore
Blvd. S. and 58th St. S.).
The free movie is Night at the
Museum 2; rated PG. In this second
installment of the Night at the
Museum saga, Larry faces a very
serious battle. He must try to save
his friends at the museum from
what could be their last stand.
Be sure to bring chairs, blankets,
family and friends by Boca Ciega
Bay under the stars! The Teen
Council will provide concessions for
purchase. And best of all, the movie
is free! Please watch the weather as
if it is inclement, the outside movie
will be cancelled with no storm
date. Please call 727-893-1118 for
additional information.

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.

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, please
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Get Rescued in Gulfport has a Rainy Start

by Leigh Clifton
"Foster kids" Katelin and Ryan Hunter hold two of the dachshunds up for adoption at the
Get Rescued event in Gulfport last Saturday. The Hunters are a regular "foster" family and
have hosted ten other dachshunds in their home. Said mother Sherry, "its hard at first, for
the kids to see them leave when they get adopted, but fostering these dogs really teaches
them a great sense of responsibility."

The 5th Annual Get Rescued event in Gulfport got off to a slow and rainy start
last Saturday with many vendors throwing in the towel after a few hours of
cold, steady rain. Event organizer Suzie King was overall still pleased with
the day.
"After the rain stopped and the sun started peaking out, some of the vendors
that had left came back and set up again. It was amazing, because people were
still adopting animals from the beginning of the morning, even in the rain!"
she said. King was in her usual "pirate mobile" with her new chocolate lab,
Bud, by her side.
"Even though the crowd wasn't as big as last year, (the weather was better),
I think we made an impact on the rescue community," King said.
Dogs of all sizes, shapes and colors, some wearing high fashion, some wearing
old leather collars, strolled up and down Beach Blvd. There were birds and a
few ferrets scattered among the crowd as well.
In a small circular wire pen, eleven year old Katelin and brother Ryan,
eight, held two perfectly adorable dachshunds; rescues with the organization
D.A.R.E., Dachshund Adoption Rescue and Education. Their mother, Sherry
Hunter said that they had fostered ten others in their home in the recent
Illy kids both understand that these are foster dogs; that they will get
adopted to other homes. They had a little bit of a hard time at first, especially
Katelin, who gets attached really fast. It seems to get easier for her with every
dog. It may be a bit sad, but it's a great lesson for them. They have to feed,
water and walk them every day. It teaches them responsibility," Hunter said
with a smile.
Most local pet stores donated dog and cat food for the event, for families who
need the extra help taking care of the foster animals. Some local families also
benefited; they have their own animals and could use the extra help as well.
In all, King said the event was a success. It brought attention to the
overwhelming issue of overpopulation caused by not spaying and neutering
and the often dire consequences for the pets if they're not properly cared for.

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

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.
PurpleStride.org or to inquire about
sponsorships or volunteering please
contact Tracy Connolly at Tracy_
C.n iii11'. Yahoo.com.

Private Swimming
Lessons Available
ST. PETE BEACH: St. Pete Beach
offers year-round private swimming
lessons for those who desire a more
intimate learning environment or
just need some additional help.
Rates for each 30-minute lesson are
$30 for St. Pete Beach residents and
$48 for non-residents. All lessons are
held at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic
Center, located at 7701 Boca Ciega
Drive. Call the St. Pete Beach Pool at
363-9264 to schedule your lessons.

Gabber March 4 March 10, 2010

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

Tax Service Available
at Gulfport Library
AARP Tax Service will be at the
Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28
Avenue S. This is a free service for
seniors or others on low or fixed
incomes on Fridays through April

9. Doors open at 10 a.m. and no new
clients are admitted after 3 p.m. This
is available on a first-come, first-
served basis. Bring all tax papers
and a copy of last year's return.
In addition, AARP Tax-Aide offers
taxpayers a year-round opportunity
to pose questions to online volunteers
24 hours a day, seven days a week,
from the comfort of home, at no
charge. To learn more, visit www.
aarp.org/taxaide .

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.

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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 Lori 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: Frid.i\y through
April 9. Doors open at 10:00 am, no
new clients admitted after 3:00 pm.
A free service for seniors & others
on low or fixed incomes. First-come,
first-served. Bring all tax papers
and a copy of last year's return.
One-on-One Computer Instruc-
tion: By appointment only--contact
Alex Hooks at the Reference Desk,
or call 893-1073.
Exhibition of Works by 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-
Coffee/Talk Movies: "Secrets of
Middle-Earth" (Kultur Video, 2003).
Illustrated with fantasy art by the
Brothers Hildebrandt, this docu-
mentary film series features insights
of literary experts, and explores the
mysteries of Tolkien's epic. Wednes-
days @ 1:30 pm-March 3: "Inside
Tolkien's The Two Towers;" March
10: "Inside Tolkien's The Return of
the King." (60 min. each)
Coffee/Talk Movie: Wednesday,

March 17, 1:30 pm. "Of Mice and
Men." Based on John Steinbeck's
novel, and starring Gary Sinese and
John Malkovich. (MGM, 1992, 1 hr.
50 min.)
Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday,
March 18, 10:00 am. Discussion of
Of Mice and Men, by John Stein-
beck. Books / discussion guides are
available at the Reference Desk.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs
and meetings are held in
The Frances Purdy Friends Room

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

Open Miinl.iy-F,'ii.iy 10 am-7 pm
& Saturday: 10 am-4 pm

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Slices Civy Sponsored Activities

S ri in the Community

Senior Center 550 27th Ave. So. 893-1i23

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
notices on special events.
Fitness Center Announcement: The
Gulfport Senior Center Fitness Center is
now open Monday thru Thursday, 8am-
7pm and Fridays, 8am-4pm.
Opening Reception for Senior
Artists Workshop: All are welcome
to the Opening Reception of Gulfport
Senior Artists Workshop on Fri. March
5 from 6-8pm at the Gulfport Library.
Free and open to the general public.
Light refreshments will be provided.
$1 per Mile: Senior Center Foundation
Board Vice President Mike Calamari is
running for money! That's right! He's
running to benefit the Gulfport Senior
Center. The 30K (18 miles) Canadian
Race will be held in Ontario, Canada on
March 29. You can be a part of this, too,
by pledging $1 per mile (or any amount).
Donations will be accepted at the Senior
Center. Checks should be made payable
to the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior
Center Foundation, Inc. (RACE)or
visit the Foundation website at www.
gulfportseniorfoundation.org and make
a donation thru PayPal. Good luck on
the race, Mike! And thanks for being all
heart (and legs) for the Senior Center!
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
Phones for Hearing Impaired: Are you
finding it difficult to hear on the phone?
You may qualify for a specialized phone
for the hearing impaired. Distribution
will be held on Tues. Mar. 16, 9:30am-
11:30am courtesy of the Deaf & Hearing
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.
Beginning Bridge now meets every
Monday at 6:30pm rather than on

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Movie of the Month: "Grumpier Old
Men" on Mon. Mar. 22 at 12:45pm in the
Hickman Theater. Free. Bring a friend!
Transportation Fair: Mark your
calendar now for Wed. Mar. 24 at
1:30pm. Guest speaker Sue Samson
from the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-
Pinellas, Inc. will address transportation
issues pertaining to seniors. Ms. Samson
has much expertise in this area and
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,
DART, Neighborly Care Network, EZ
Ride, Metropolitan Transportation
Organization, Wheelchair Transport, etc.
Light refreshments will be provided.
"Diabetic 101": Recently diagnosed with
Diabetes? Feeling a bit overwhelmed
with how to manage it? Come to a special
presentation on Mon. Mar. 29 at 10am.
Maureen Sulllivan-Tevault, R.N. from
Edward White Hospital will provide the
presentation and answer any questions

you may have.


Grandchildren: Tues. March 30 at
Nutrition Classes: A series of five
Nutrition Classes will be offered every
Thursday in April at 1pm. Call now to
reserve a seat as space is limited. Paid
for by the Senior Center Foundation.
"Strut Your Stuff': Walk to benefit the
Senior Center on Saturday, April 24 from
9am-noon. This 3K walk (approximately
2 miles) will take place throughout our
beautiful city of Gulfport. Thanks to
Linda Shehan for organizing this event.
Entry fee: $10. Watch the Gabber for
further details.
AARP Driving Classes: are held on the
first two Tuesdays of every month from
1-4pm. Call 343-9044 to register and fee
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.
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.
Swing Dance to
18-pc. BIG BAND"
Fri., March 5, 8pm-12:30am
$13, 813-840-3715
Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun., March 7, 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, 8-11 pm Swing Dance
Every Thursday
7-10pm-Salsa Dance $7
7-8:30pm Lessons,
8:30-10pm Dance

Local Obituaries-
South Pasadena, Florida passed
away unexpectedly at his home Feb.
17, 2010. Mark was born in Des
Moines, IA to Robert and Mildred
Bellis. He moved with his parents to
Kansas City and later to Joplin, MO
at the age of 10. He attended Mis-
souri Southern College and graduat-
ed from Pittsburg State University
in Kansas and moved to the St. Pe-
tersburg/Tampa area shortly after
college. He worked at St. Petersburg
General Hospital as a staff technolo-
gist. Previous employment included
work at Eclipsys (Sysware), and the
Blood Bank at Palms of Pasadena
and Northside Hospital. Mark was
an avid fan of the Tampa Rays and
enjoyed Florida sports teams. He en-
joyed traveling and photography. He
will be missed by many friends and
family members. He was preceded
in death by his father Robert. He
is survived by his mother, Mildred;
brother, Larry (Joan) Bellis; nieces,
Susan Bellis, Cathy (Dave) Cardwell
and Patty (Paul) Glaser; nephew,
Dave (Natalie) Bellis; plus many
great-nieces, great-nephews, cous-
ins, aunts and an uncle. Memorial
services will be held at 1 pm Friday,
Feb. 26, 2010 at Hamilton's Funeral
Home, 605 Lyon St., Des Moines,
Iowa followed by burial at Laurel
Hill Cemetery. The family will greet
friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at
the funeral home.

83, of Gulfport, died Tuesday,
February 23, 2010, at St. Anthony's
Hospital. She was a member of the
Lion's Club. She was preceded in
death by her mother Isabella Arkell
and her husband Robert G. Dutcher.
She is survived by her daughter
Vicki Karbowski of Gulfport, FL;
her son Scott H. Dutcher of Orlando,
FL; her daughter in law Jennifer C.
Dutcher; her grandsons Derek J.
Karbowski and Gavin G. Dutcher;
granddaughters Mary Kate
Dutcher and Cassidy J. Dutcher.
Don't say goodbye, just say good
night. ALifeTribute FuneralCare -
Gulfport, (727) 347-5521.

(MARCISZ) "CESIA", 84, resident
of Bay Island in South Pasadena for
16 years went to heaven to be with
her beloved Lord on Feb. 20, 2010.
Born in Tarnow, Poland, she came
to Florida in 1994 from New York.
She is survived by her loving daugh-
ter, Eva Rydzy; her favorite son- in-
law, Gerald Pico of South Pasadena;
grandson, Jerry M. Pico (Desiree)
of San Francisco; sister-in-law, Ste-
nia of New Britain, CT; first cousin,
Mary Kepa of British Columbia;
nieces and nephews in Connecticut
and Poland along with many friends
in the USA and Poland. She will be
greatly missed by her family and
friends. Visitation will be Wednesday
Feb. 24, 2010 from 5-7 pm at Beach
Memorial Chapel St. Pete Beach 727-
360-5577. Funeral services will be in
New Britain, CT.

PIPER, EDWIN C., 93, of Gulfport,
went to be with the Lord Wednesday,
February 24, 2010, at home. Born
in Brunswick, OH, he came here in
1957 from Medina, OH. He gradu-
ated from Medina High School. He
was a United States Army veteran
serving in World War II. He was of
Christian faith. He was preceded in
death by his parents Ray and Caro-
line Piper; wife Miriam and sister
Dorothy Schlecty. He is survived by
his son Thomas Henry (Geraldine)
Brotherton of ('hiiq-..\\. Lake, OH;
granddaughters Kimberly Ennis and
Dawn (John) Feagan nee Brotherton;
great grandson J.T. Feagan of Wad-
sworth, OH; nieces, nephews and
many loving friends. Viewing and
visitation will be Wednesday, March
3, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral
services to be held Thursday, March
4, 2010 at 11 a.m. at ALife Tribute-
5601 Gulfport Boulevard S. with in-
terment to follow at Memorial Park

SINTICH, ANTON G., a resident of
South Pasadena since his retirement
in 1974, died on Feb. 20, 2010, at the
age of 98. Born in Dragozetici, Croa-
tia on March 24, 1911, he immigrat-
ed to the U.S. in 1929. He was mar-
ried to his loving wife, Dolores for

70 years before she passed away in
2005. Prior to moving to Florida, he
was an attorney in Long Island, City,
NY. A graduate of the City College of
New York and Brooklyn Law School,
and was admitted to practice before
the U.S. Supreme Court in 1959.
He practiced both immigration and
general law and had been employed
for 20 years as the Chief Translator
for the Metropolitan Life. He was
a member of the Association of Im-
migration and Nationality Lawyers,
American Slavic Congress Delegate,
Croatian American Club of Florida,
Former President of the Brotherhood
of the Anchor Benevolent Society
of New York, Democratic/Yugoslav
Club of New York and Shore Crest
Condominium Association of South
Pasadena. He was a wonderful father
to Elaine and Robert, father-in-law
to Richard and Helen and grandfa-
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Exhibits Pays Tribute
to Lowell MacCartney
A special memorial tribute
exhibition of the works of art of the
late Lowell MacCartney, a longtime
member of the Art Guild of Treasure
Island, will be on display through
March 31 at the Treasure Island City
Hall auditorium, 120 108 Avenue.
The public is invited to this free
event which pays tribute to one of
Florida's most distinguished artists
and includes a special reception with
refreshments on Saturday, March 13
at 1 p.m. A brief Art Guild meeting,
at which awards will be presented to
the winners in the current art show,
will precede the tribute. Lowell
MacCartney's widow Beverly, an
outstanding artist in her own right,
will be present to describe Lowell's
amazing career in art.

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.
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creative fundraisers at their camp
sites during the event. Relay brings
together friends, families, businesses,
hospitals, schools, faith-based groups
S. people from all walks of life all
aimed at furthering the American
Cancer Society's efforts to save
lives by helping people stay well,
by helping them get well, by finding
cures and by fighting back.
"Relay is a unique opportunity for
the community to come together to
celebrate people who have battled
cancer, remember those we've lost,
and fight back against the disease,"
said Christine Hartman, Community
Representative of the American
Cancer Society. "Many of the
participants are cancer survivors,
which serves as a reminder that the
Gulf Beaches are not immune to this
disease and that by participating
in Relay, we are joining with the
American Cancer Society's efforts
to create a world with less cancer
and more birthdays," Ms Hartman
Funds raised at the Relay for
Life Gulf Beaches are enabling the
American Cancer Society to impact

the lives of those touched by cancer
within the community.
The event kicks off honoring the Gulf
Beaches cancer survivors and their
caregivers followed by a reception.
All survivors and their caregivers are
asked to register for the event as well
and relay team captains and their
team participants.
Relay for Life's Luminaria Ceremony
takes place after sundown, honoring
the community's cancer survivors and
remembering those lost to the disease.
Participants will circle a track that is
surrounded with glowing luminaria
that bear the name of someone who
has battled cancer.
To register your team or
register for the survivor activities
please visit www.relayforlife.org/
gulfbeachesfl. For more information
in forming your team, contact Nancy
Williamson, Team Development Chair
at 727-581-9644 or ACS Community
Representative, Christine Hartman
at christine.hartman@cancer.org or
Please consider joining the Gulf
Beaches community in the fight
against cancer.

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Luncheon at
St. Anthony's Hospital
Get ready to enjoy a fun day of food,
cards, entertainment and friendship.
St. Anthony's HospitalAuxiliary, 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-

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

Now you can find the care you need at a new, convenient location: Palms Family
Practice. Dr. Kinga Janeczek, a family medicine physician, delivers a range of
medical care services, treating patients through all life stages. She focuses on
treating the whole person, and provides the following services:
Preventive care Work physical Screening tests
Immunizations Treatment of injuries and illnesses Well woman exams
Routine checkups Health risk assessments

In addition to treating and diagnosing these common
medical problems, Dr. Janeczek also manages chronic
illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma
and more. Dr. Janeczek coordinates care of chronic
disease with subspecialists.

Providing extended hours:
Mon, Wed and Thurs: 7am 4pm
Tues: 7am 7pm
Fri: 7am Noon

Now accepting new patients.
Please call 727-554-0404
for an appointment.

alms Family Practice
5000 Park Street North Suite 1020
St Petersburg, FL 33709

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.

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


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Transportation Fair at
the Senior Center
Most seniors do not know that
there are available door to door
transportation services to places
like their doctor's office or the local
grocery store for a reasonable price.
The Transportation Fair on March
27 at 1:30 p.m. at the Gulfport
Senior Center, 5501 27 Avenue S.,
will educate seniors on different
transportation options.
Guest speaker, Sue Samson
from the Area Agency on Aging of
Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. will address
transportation issues pertaining
to seniors. Ms. Samson has much
expertise in this area and 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
the City of Gulfport GEMS program,
PSTA, DART, Neighborly Care
Network, EZ Ride, Metropolitan
Transportation Organization,
Wheelchair Transport, etc. Light
refreshments will be provided.

Fort DeSoto Beach
Cleanup and Picnic
There will be a Fort DeSoto Beach
cleanup and picnic/potluck on
Saturday, March 27 beginning at 10
a.m. Those interestedwill take a walk
and do a beach cleanup followed by a
potluck picnic at 12 noon. Contact
Mary at 551-0307.

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Excerpts heard at the March 2, 2010

Gulfport City Council Meeting

Public Comment

& Council Quotes

"I thought it was nice." -Councilman Sam Henderson, who worked with
Gulfport Montessori Elementary to get student artwork on the walls in council
chambers. Henderson said he'd like to see the artwork rotated out with high
school student's artwork.

"Old business is never finished... I really appreciate the comment of
support of old business."-Mayor Mike Yakes

"It is 10 o'clock Saturday morning starting at the recreation center
going up to Little League where you'll see some very interesting baseball
games." -Vice-Mayor Bob Worthington, about the upcoming Little League

"The mural looks like St. Pete Beach. It doesn't even look like Gulfport."
-Councilwoman Michele King, who suggested repainting the city council office
and painting over a mural and taking down the mirrors that line one wall

"I'd like to thank everybody, all the citizens of Gulfport, for the
opportunities I've had...it's been great. I'd like to thank my wife
Frances, for all of her patience." -Vice Mayor Bob Worthington, who
chose not to run for re-election and sat at his last meeting as a councilmember
Tuesday night

"Bob, I hope you have as much fun retired as you did on this council."
Councilwoman Michele King, about Vice-Mayor Bob Worthington's retirement
from city council

"I make a motion we adjourn." -Vice-Mayor Bob Worthington, who
historically has the motion to adjourn the meetings. Worthington offered
Councilmember Sam Henderson the honors, but Henderson said he didn't
want to take anything away from Worthington's last opportunity to make that
particular motion.

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H ere's a dilemma for Tea
Partiers: U.S. Senatorial
candidate Marco Rubio,
former Florida State Speaker of the
House. How pure does he have to be
and what is pure?
Rubio leaped ahead of Gov. Charlie
Crist largely because of the support
and enthusiasm of the Tea Party
faction of the Republican Party (Tea
Partiers are not restricted to the
GOP, by the way). Young, fresh,
experienced, dynamic and fiscally
conservative, Rubio surprised the
"I've got-the-election-in-the-bag"
governor who has come off lately
as another business-as-usual easy
spending politician.
The problem is that Rubio got
caught misusing Republican Party
credit cards as well as "mistakenly"
spending $3,000 of taxpayer funds
while Speaker. His first response
was to complain that Crist leaked the
info to the press. Not good. The point
is he got caught using someone else's
money. Maybe it was just sloppy and
not so venal. Maybe it was the result
of sloppy fiscal controls of the party
and the government.
Either way, this is not the behavior
Tea Party people expect. I'm not
making light of the Tea Partiers. I
support their mantra of smaller, less
intrusive government run by fiscally

conservative and honest public
officials. I attended the 9-12 "march"
on Washington, and talked to 50
or 60 attendees. Most were fresh
to politics, anxious for a different
kind of political leader and angry
in general of a perceived and felt
government take-over of personal
lives and wallets. Few were radicals.
Most were just fed up.
Rubio benefited from this at the
same time that Crist endorsed
the massive $787 billion stimulus
(9,000 earmarks) bill. Rubio sprang
into prominence and responded
with a vigorous campaign. So, the
new revelations are more than
disappointing. The question is his
image ruined or just scratched? Is
this just a part of politics; are there
none that are "clean"?
All in all, would he still be a better
Senator than Crist? Oh, by the way,
there will be a Democrat in the race.
He's likely to be Kendrick Meeks
from the Miami area. However, the
stronger candidates are likely to be
Rubio or Crist. In the meanwhile,
what can we expect from the
politicians? Are we too idealistic? Is
the process itself a spoiler: raising
money from many sources, promising
certain results to get certain votes,
being all things to all people, being
part of a "gotcha" culture?

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we want. That's a line that easily
gets blurred by politician and the
public alike as well as in our home
However, the fact is that government
is a profligate spender in general.
There are huge pressures to open
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Too often that means a special
interest, or any interest that will get
a vote. So, it is important that those
guarding the money that has been
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American Legion Activities

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

Join us for Ladies Night (ladies drinks half price) on Monday, March 8 when Maurice Fontaine will make a special appearance.
He has played with top recording artists and bands. Spend a relaxing evening with great friends, great music and great
Mark you calendars for the general meeting of Legionnaires on Monday, March 15. This will be the first nomination of
officers for 2010-2011.
Volunteers are needed for our annual charity golf tournament in October. This is our largest single charity event. Help is
needed to obtain prizes and sponsors. Bill Jonas will be having a meeting Monday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Post to explain
what you can do. Please try to attend, all help is greatly appreciated.
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 men and 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 & Saturday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. The Southern Knights band plays after dinner both nights.
Wednesday nights we have bingo starting at 6 p.m. Food is available during bingo. Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. join us for

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100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!
In just 32 weeks, Gulfport will
celebrate the centennial of its
incorporation, October 12, 1910. We'll
be reminding you every week with an
interesting old photograph from the
collection of the Historical Museum. See
if you can identify the people, places, and
above all the decade of each picture as it
comes along. To make it a little bit of a
challenge, we won't publish the correct
caption until the following week.
Last week's photo was of the house at
2632 Beach Boulevard, built in 1926 for
a 79-year-old Wisconsin man named
Balch, who bought the two lots for $250.
In the 1930s it was the residence of
Mayor Marion Jones, and later belonged
to Emmet and Nellie Teats, transplanted
The building in the background will give a clue as to where
New York apple farmers.
these kids went to school, and the car will probably date the
year for those who know such things! Answer next week.
Think you know the answer?
Send us an email with your answer, name and
phone number to News@theGabber.com

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. starting March 4. The
cost is $10 per class or $8 per class if
you pay by the month. Please contact
Daniela (instructor) at 561-302-6174
or John at the rec. center at 893-1079
for more information. Please register
in advance.

Bring Donations to
Gulfport Fresh Market
GULFPORT: The Gulfport Merchants
Associationis now accepting donations
of non-perishable food, toiletries and
personal needs to be distributed to
the Gulfport Senior Center Pantry.
Bring your donations to the Gulfport
Merchants Association tent each
Tuesday during the Fresh Market, on
Beach Blvd. below 29th Ave. South,
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Senior
Center Pantry, which offers food
and other needed items to struggling
Gulfport families, is in great need of
donations to keep up with the needs
of its clients.

Low-Cost or Free
If you are a woman 40-64 years of
age of low income without health
insurance living in Pinellas County
you may be eligible for a free or low
cost Mammogram. Call 820-4117
for the guidelines and eligibility

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Gulfport's City-Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, March 20, 2010
What you need to know about the next City-Wide Yard Sale:
You can have it at your Gulfport residence and it is Permit Free on Saturday,
March 20th at no charge! (Rain date, Sunday, March 21st).
To be added to Yard Sale Brochure: You can fill out a form at City Hall, 2401
53rd St. S. or easily email your Gulfport address to gbiron@mygulfport.us.
The address information is due by Friday, March 12 by 4:30 p.m. (There will
be no exceptions as to allow for set up and printing time.)
You can pick up the City Wide Yard Sale Brochure on Wednesday, March
17th at all City Facilities until 4:30 p.m., March 19. On the day of the event,
The Gulfport Municipal Marina, 4630 29th Ave. S., (Nautical Flea market
day!) and Clam Bayou Park, 49th St. S. to 29th Ave. S. east to Miriam St. S.,
(Clam Bayou Clean up day!) will be the main hubs to pick up your brochure.
If you choose to print it online, go to the www.mygulfport.us main page under
"City Wide Yard Sale" link (use 2 pages of 8" 12 x 14" paper).
So dig into the garage, closet or shed get rid of all that stuff you haven't used
for a year or more! Most likely, someone's looking for what you don't want
anymore. Get on the brochure today!
Additional Information:
Signs: Temporary signage will be permitted on public right of ways where
the sale is being held, as long as it does not interfere/block pedestrian/vehicle
traffic views or permanent street signs. In addition, other temporary signs
may be placed on other private property with the permission of the owner or
occupant. Please do not display signs more than 24 hours before the sale day.
Signs must be removed by 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2010.
Parking: Vehicles will be permitted to temporarily park in residential only
or resident decal required parking the day of the sale as long as they do not
interfere/block any right of ways or normal flow of traffic. All other parking
provisions under state law will be enforced. Please try not to block driveways,
park on sidewalks or park against the flow of traffic. Walking a little further
may help you find the bargain of a lifetime!

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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during the
past week.
Friday 2/19
Theft- 1400 BIk 49th St. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 5600 BIk 28th Ave.
Animal Complaint- 5200 BIk 10th Ave.
Battery- 900 Blk 58th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2800 BIk
Beach Blvd. S.
Battery- 5500 BIk 16th Ave. S.
Saturday 2/20
Animal Complaint- 5000 BIk Jersey
Ave. S.
Reckless Driver- 2200 BIk 54th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5900 BIk Bay Dr.
Narcotics/Drugs- 5700 BIk Shore Blvd.
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk 13th Ave.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 2400 BIk 51st St. S.
Armed Person- 6300 BIk Gulfport Blvd.

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Noise Complaint- 3100 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Stolen Vehicle- 2700 BIk Beach Blvd.
Animal Complaint- 5900 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Noise Complaint- 5500 BIk Shore Blvd.
Sunday 2/21
Trouble with Individual- 5200 BIk 29th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1000 BIk 63rd
St. S.
Noise Complaint- 3000 BIk 51st St. S.
Fight in Progress- 6300 BIk 11th Ave.
Noise Complaint- 2400 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Noise Complaint- 2700 Blk 56th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 2500 Blk 56th St.
Road Hazard- 5100 Blk Newton Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 5200 Blk 9th Ave.
Reckless Driver- 5900 Blk 30th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2800 Blk
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Monday 2/22
Animal Complaint- 2600 Blk Beach
Blvd. S.
Truant- 6400 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Burglary- 2100 BIk 52nd St. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls- Lo-
cation Withheld.
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk 14th Ave.
Soliciting- 5800 BIk 20th Ave. S.
Soliciting- 270 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Battery- 2400 BIk 49th St. S.
Theft- 5700 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Violation of Court Order- 5500 BIk
15th Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 6200 BIk 8th Ave. S.
Tuesday 2/23
Accident with Injuries- 2200 BIk 52nd
Burglary- 800 BIk Gray St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk 14th Ave.
Burglary- 2400 BIk 52nd St. S.
Reckless Driver- 6000 BIk 7th Ave. S.
DUI Investigation- 3100 BIk 53rd St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5500 BIk 13th Ave.
Wednesday 2/24
Suspicious Circumstances- 5200 BIk
12th Ave. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 5100 BIk 14th Ave.
Suspicious Person- 6300 BIk 8th Ave.
Animal Complaint- 5200 BIk 10th Ave.
Thursday 2/25
Accident with Injuries- 3000 BIk 58th
St. S.
Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Battery- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 1800 BIk 51st St. S.
Soliciting- 3000 BIk 56th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 1600 BIk 58th St.
Traffic Stop Failed to Stop- 1400 BIk
49th St. S.
Street Obstruction- 4900 BIk 15th Ave.
Animal Complaint- 2600 BIk 45th St.
Animal Complaint- 1400 BIk York St. S.
Noise Complaint- 3000 BIk 54th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5100 BIk 14th Ave.
Suspicious Person- 900 BIk 61st 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.

Town Shores Golf
Now is the time to get your
reservation in for the February golf
outing to be held on Saturday, March
27. Get your group together or they
will partner you in a foursome. This
event is open to all men and women
owners, renters and guests at Town
The outing will be held at the
Terra Ceia Bay Country Club in
Palmetto, a short drive over the
Sunshine SIky1\\.y Bridge. The price
of $45 includes 18 holes of golf, cart,
lunch, beverages and prizes. If you
played on Saturday, February 27 you
experienced out first rain out day.
You will pay $21, not $45. If you are
unable to play golf on March 27, your
credit will still be available in April.
Registration will be from 7:45-8 a.m.
and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
Make checks out to the Terra Ceia
Bay Country Club and all checks or
reservations must be in by Monday,
March 22. They need to let the
course know how many are coming.
Please get checks ASAP to Gene
Marckini at 345-4483, Lew Lamb
at 343-3046, Chester Halgas at
384-2093 or Jim Walters at

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

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

Contact the pool at 363-9264 for more

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Pasadena Card Club offers
duplicate bridge Monday through
Friday at 10 Park Street N.
starting at 12:30 p.m. and contract
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Campaign Finance:
By Cathy Salustri
With Gulfport City Council elections
this coming Tuesday, March 9, most
candidates have amassed a tidy sum
of donations from individuals as well
as businesses. Although the final
contribution reports aren't due until
tonight at midnight, The Gabber
Newspaper collected some highlights
of who's getting campaign money
from who-and where.
Below, find some of the more
interesting facts and figures about
each candidate's campaign.
Important Note: Candidates
have filed reports through March
12, 2010 ONLY. Thi, v must submit
their final reports by tonight at
midnight. The Gabber will update
these figures by Monday, March 8,
with the final monies collected and
most recent contributions of note.
Click on the Gabber Newspaper's
Facebook icon at TheGabber.com
for the tallies and an update.
Stanley Solomons
Campaign Manager: None listed
Campaign Treasurer: William Ward
Contributions of Note:
Stonewall Pinellas, $250
Suncoast Police Benevolent
Association, $500
Solomons collected $2905 from

Who's Supporting
individuals living outside of Gulfport,
not counting the two donations
listed above. He received three
separate contributions from Gulfport
residents. These three contributions
totaled $170. Aside from a 23-cent
credit to his campiagns' PayPal
account, these monies comprise the
total contributions to his campaign.
David Steinke
Campaign Manager: Greg
Stemm, $300 fee
Campaign Treasurer:
Courtland Yarborough
Contributions of Note:
Al and Cindy Davis, $300
Mike and Judy Baggs, $100
Steinke collected $500 from one
out-of-state donor (Byron Gilchrist),
one business listed as an individual
(Grand Ideas, Inc., $100), and four
businesses, including $400 from
Mariner's Cove Marina, a primary
source of his income. He also donated
$400 to his own campaign and
loaned his campaign $100. Four of
his contributors (businesses and
individuals) are in St. Petersburg.
Rosalie Barbieri
Campaign Manager: None
Campaign Treasurer:
Rhonda Levine
Contributions of Note:
Cathy Kaiser, $50

the Candidates

Barbieri loaned $795 and donated
$20 to her campaign. She received no
contributions from outside Gulfport,
businesses, or over $100.
David Hastings
Campaign Manager: Bradley
Rogers, $2850 fee, $67.50 expenses
Campaign Treasurer:
Gina Burke-Garrett
Contributions of Note:
Margarete Tober, $100
Jeri Reed, $100
Emmett Walsh, $100
Edwin Jennings, $500
Hastings received contributions
from eight businesses and loaned his
campaign $1200. He also received
two contributions from St. Petersburg
Judy Ryerson (Incumbent)
Campaign Manager: None listed
Campaign Treasurer: Kelly Ryerson
Contributions of Note:
Mary Atkinson, $50
Michael Baggs, $100
R.W. Caldwell, $100
Cindy Davis, $300
Ryerson received contributions
from two businesses and loaned her
campaign $200. She received no
contributions from outside the city.

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Gulfport Springfest
The 15th Annual Gulfport Springfest
Street Festival celebration is planned
for Saturday, March 27 from 10
a.m. to 8 p.m. along historic Beach
Boulevard. The event is co-produced
bythe Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
and the City of Gulfport. Proceeds to
benefit Charities of Gulfport Chamber
of Commerce. Bring the whole family,
a few friends or a whole crew to enjoy
the festivities. The event will host an
array of food, art and craft vendors
as well as the Bonnet Parade & Hat
Contest participants are encouraged
to create their own hat masterpieces
and attend the festivities with simple
materials and some creativity. Hats
can be fancy, fashionable, weird,
cartooned, kitschy or themed. Any
materials may be used. There is only
one rule your chapeau must fit over
your head! Whether you aspire to
become the next great hat designer
or are seeking to win the contest, be
sure to add lots of embellishments,
doo-dads, and goo-gas for the chance
to become the judges' champion.
Participants will be judged during
the parade at 4 p.m. and the winners
will be announced immediately
Prizes will be given in the following
categories: Judges' Favorite, Biggest
Hat, Most Creative, Best Pet Hat
and "Seriously?". Prizes will include
donated items or gift certificates from
area merchants.
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 727-344-3711.

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A Night for Honoring Law & Order
People usually get kind of confused
and think the fireman of the year award,
"goes to someone for saving a baby or
running into a burning building, one of
those hero things. We don't have too
many fires to run in and out," said St.
Pete Beach Fire Chief Malone. Fireman
Brian Dahlstrom earned his Fireman of
the Year award for the way he gets along
with others. He serves people in town
with special needs, meeting and helping
those people who could not evacuate
themselves in the event of a hurricane.
Pictured (L-R): St. Pete Beach Fire Chief Tom The Law & Order Night hosted by the
Malone, Elk Lodge#1224 Exalted Ruler Rudy Elk Lodge #1224 in St. Petersburg also
Masi, Sr. & St. Pete Beach Fireman Brian honored the St. Pete Beach Police
Dahlstrom Officer of the Year. Officer Rob Weil was
not present because he is the father of a
four-day-old infant.

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Divorce Care Group at
Tradewinds Church
A 13 week divorce care group
program for those who are separated
or divorced will begin on Thursday,
March 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. Program
is designed to help you face the
challenges and move toward
rebuilding your life. Classes will
meet each Thursday at Tradewinds
Church, 6740 Park Street S. in So.
Pasadena. Call (727) 344-1501.

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
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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
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Celebrate St. Patrick's
Day at the Main Library
Friend of the Library are ready to
celebrate St. Patrick's Day a wee bit
early so join them at 2 p.m. on March
16 at the Main Library, 3748 Ninth
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. You can
join in the singing of Irish songs with
the Harmonetts, tap you feet with
fiddle music and laugh at the Irish
jokes. Free.

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

Gabber March 4 March 10, 2010

Safer Crossing
Sought On
Blind Pass
By Melissa Lattman

ST. PETE BEACH- An electronic
message board reminds motorists
to stop for those trying to cross the
street by the Sweetbay Supermarket
on Blind Pass Road. The crosswalk
is where a pedestrian was hit Feb.
22. Resident James Roberts is still
in serious condition at Bayfront
Medical Center. The crash remains
under investigation. The police are
waiting on lab results said Officer
Robert Micklitsch. Resident Tom
DeYampert who knows Roberts and
mentioned the traffic accident at the
Feb. 23 City Commission meeting
and shared his concerns.
"That crosswalk is a problem. Its
one of the most dangerous I've seen
and I grew up in Los Angeles. You
go out and push the buttons and
drivers will drive right through
the crosswalk. This is year round,"
DeYampert said.
The City Commission discussed
pedestrian safety. They suggested
continuing with sting operations,
which is when one police officer
poses as someone who is trying to
cross the street and another officer
will ticket motorists who do not yield
to the pedestrian.
"I think we are going to have to
continue with the sting operations,
maybe (we can install) an island
they can get to in the middle (of
the crosswalk) where they can
have a safer place (to wait). We
need better lights. We need a much
safer environment for them to cross
that street," said Mayor Michael
"Gulf Boulevard is designed to
move cars. Its not designed to move
people walking and that's part of the
problem," said City Manager Mike
Commissioner Beverly Garnett said
the city should have crosswalks like
those in Saint Petersburg.
Since 2005 St. Petersburg has
tested and now has operational a
rapid-flashing crosswalk system
in 32 locations, which is effective
85 percent of the time in having
a motorist yield to a pedestrian.

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The system's manufacturer, The
Enhancer, came to them, said
Saint Petersburg's Manager of
Neighborhood Transportation, Mike
The new crosswalk system's technical
name is RRFB or rectangular rapid
flashing beacons. The signal's shape
as the name indicates is a rectangle
instead of a typical circular traffic
signal. The signal transmits to the
driver's eye level. The signal looks
more like the shape of a flashing light
on an emergency vehicle, Frederick
The rapid-flashing system is
pedestrian friendly. The pedestrian
can activate it with a push button.
But if they don't the infrared system
comes on by sensing the person's
body and voice. The system evens
gives the pedestrian instructions
on how to cross the road, Frederick
The rapid-flashing system is
designed for the specific location. The
location of the posts, push buttons
and orientation of the beacons has to
be custom designed, Frederick said.
"Each crosswalk location is unique,
you have to modify the product."

The rapid-flashing system costs
about the same as an amber light
system (the type at the Blind Pass
crossing) which St. Petersburg found
is only effective 17 percent of the
time in getting motorists to stop.
The solar powered, radio-controlled
system requires no wires, digging or
power to install, Frederick said.
The rapid-flashing system gained
federal approval in 2009 so anybody
can use it. St. Petersburg even
has one crosswalk site by Sunken
Gardens that uses the system on a
state road, Frederick said.
Four or five additional or modified
crosswalks could come to the Gulf
Pass Corridor. When asked if any of
the crosswalks would use the flashing
beacons like in St. Petersburg,
Bonfield said the state was in the
process of planning the upgrade and
the city had not seen the details.
Bonfield said two years ago because
the state did not have the funding,
the city paid for the installation of
the crosswalk on Blind Pass and the
Don Cesar paid for the crosswalk
near that hotel.

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Every new parent works toward the
day when their child makes the leap
from breast milk to complementary
baby foods (the mushy stuff that
comes in little jars). It's a sign of
growth and development. A new
study, however, cautions against
rushing into baby foods, suggesting
that delaying their introduction
while simultaneously extending
breast-feeding may help prevent
babies from becoming obese adults.
Danish researchers followed a
group of individuals from birth to
adulthood, noting how long they
were breast-fed, when they began
eating baby foods and what kind
of weight gain they experienced

through the years. They found that
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timing of complementary foods had
a significant impact on body mass
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disease or diabetes. If a general
practitioner were to provide all of
the recommended preventive and
high quality chronic care services
prescribed under the current health
care model to a typical patient roster,
that work alone would require 18
hours per day.
If you're not already feeling
sick waiting to see your doctor,
consider this: People with migraine
headaches may be at increased risk
of heart attack and other risk factors
for heart disease. The overall risk is
small, but a study out of the Albert
Einstein College of Medicine in New
York found that people who had
migraines were about twice as likely
to have a heart attack as people
without migraines, or 4.1 percent of
people with migraines compared to
1.9 percent of those without.
If you are left-handed, chances are
your mother was also left-handed,
but your father was right-handed.
Achluophobia -- fear of the dark
Doctors said that the test most
commonly used to screen for colon
cancer doesn't go far enough. They're
recommending a procedure that
involves photographing the entire
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In 2004, a Spokane, Wash., man
called police to ask what he should
do with a dead 59-year-old woman
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woman's caregiver and told police
she had died a week earlier. He had
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whole dignity."
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Seeks Volunteers
Annual Mainsail Arts Festival
seeks volunteers to assist during
the two-day show to be held in
Vinoy Park, on St. Petersburg's
downtown waterfront, April 17 and
18. Volunteers are needed to fill two
1/2-hour shifts between 9 a.m. and
7 p.m. on Saturday and between 10
a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The Mainsail Arts Festival features
250 artists from across the nation
exhibiting their finest original art
work, top name entertainment both
days, the Young at ARt student show,
Kids Create art tent, and a "culinary
arts" food court, attracting more than
90,000 visitors.
Volunteer assignments include
selling beverages, souvenir t-shirts
and posters on April 17 and 18. If
you wish to help, please contact Ann
Vickstrom, volunteer coordinator,
via e-mail at volunteers@
mainsailartsfestival.org or leave
a message at 727-892-5885. The
volunteer application participation
form is also available online at www.
mainsailartsfestival.org. Volunteers
will be sent a confirmation of their
assigned date and time. In celebration
of their 35th year, they are providing
each volunteer with a Mainsail Arts
Festival T-Shirt. Please provide your
size (S, M, L, XL, XXL) when signing
up to volunteer.

Learn How to Use GPS
The St. Petersburg Sail and Power
Squadron will present the United
States Power Squadrons Seminar
Series program, "Using GPS", on
Wednesday, March 17. This seminar
explains the principles of waypoint
navigation, shows you how to relate
the GPS data to your charts, how to
operate your GPS what the buttons
do, what the screens show, and how
to access the functions you need. You
will also get tips for choosing a GPS
if you don't currently own one. The
waterproof Captain's Quick Guide
Using GPS is yours to take aboard
your vessel to remind you of the
operating sequence. from 7- 9p.m. at
the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250
Second Avenue SE, Demens Landing
in St. Petersburg. Instruction is
free, materials are $25 per family.
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Shop at Friends of Strays Thrift
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11 a.m. 3 p.m. to help the stray
kitties and doggies at the shelter.
Donation is $20 and allows shoppers
to purchase anything in the upscale
thrift store at a 50% discount!
Thrift Shoppe is located at 3660
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Refreshments will be available to
attendees. For advance sale tickets
please call Lori at 727-522-6566. All
proceeds directly benefit Friends
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Special Treatment Fund.

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By Robert J. Myers, Esquire

What Steps are Involved
in the Probate Process?

Part II
This Article is Part II in our review
of the Florida probate process and
follows our last feature on probate.

The court authorizes a Personal
Representative to administer
the deceased's estate. A Personal
Representative, also called an
executor/executrix, assumes the
responsibility for closing an estate
as soon as possible in an effort to
distribute the estate's assets to those

who rightfully inherit them without
delay. This person is critical to the
probate process.
Personal representatives have a
legal obligation to perform their
duties honestly and efficiently.
The heirs to an estate can hold a
Personal Representative personally
accountable for harming the estate's
financial standing by neglect or
deliberate action.
A will typically names the deceased's
choice for Personal Representative,
and Probate Courts will normally
honor this choice. When no will exists,
or if the Personal Representative
named in the will declines to serve
or cannot serve, the court has the
authority to appoint a Personal
Representative Once the Personal
Representative is appointed, the
Probate Court recognizes the Personal
Representative's authority to act on
behalf of the deceased's estate. The
Court issues a document, called
"lettersofadministration," identifying
the Personal Representative as the
estate's official representative. A
Personal Representative can show

this document to a bank officer, for
example, to gain access to a checking
Needless to say, the Personal
Representative should be a trusted
family member or close friend who
will act to carry out the wishes of the
A person who decides that he/
she does not want to be a Personal
Representative can decline the
appointment. Aback-up, or successor,
Personal Representative is then
appointed. Similarly, if the Personal
Representative feels that the job
involves more effort than one person
can handle, the Court may appoint a
co-Personal Representative.
The Personal Representative is
responsible for formal notification
and the publishing of public notices
in newspapers to inform potential
heirs and creditors about the probate
proceeding. After giving notice,
waiting periods follow. Creditors,
heirs, and others can file their claims
against the estate during these
periods of time.
Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson
Law Offices which is located at 1135
Pasadena Avenue South, Suite 140,
St. Petersburg, Florida. The tele-
phone number is 727-347-5131. Mr.
Myers welcomes calls regarding this
article and other related legal top-
ics. This column outlines general
legal principles and is not intended
to give you legal advice. If you have
a specific question about the law,
please consult an attorney.

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GO Cards Available
at Gulfport City Hall
City of Gulfport City Hall (2401
53 Street S.) is a PSTA GO Card
location. The GO cards can be
used on PSTA buses and the new
Gulfport/ St. Pete Beach Trolley
Looper. There are various cards
that you can choose from to fit your
transportation needs.
If you are looking to go out for one
day only, you can choose the Daily
unlimited ride GO card which is valid
for one day of unlimited rides. The
Regular fare is $4 and the reduced
fare is $2. Also available is the
7-day unlimited ride GO card, valid
for 7 consecutive days of unlimited
rides. Regular fare available only,
$20.You can also choose the 31 day
unlimited ride GO Card, valid for 31
consecutive days of unlimited rides.
Regular Fare is $55 and reduced fare
$35. And for youth, 18 and younger,
use the Platinum Pass. Valid for 7
consecutive days of unlimited rides.
Youth Fare $12.50.
To receive reduced fare rates, proper
ID is required:
*For Youth Platinum Pass a School
Student ID or Government-issued
Photo ID showing age is required.
(Note: ID is required for middle and
high school age riders).
*For seniors 65 and older, they need
either a PSTA Special Citizen ID
or Government -issued ID showing
age. This is valid for the Reduced
Daily and 31 Day GO Cards.
*Medicare Cardholders (Card issued
by Federal Government), need an
original Red/White/Blue Medicare
Card. This is valid for the Reduced
Daily and 31 Day GO Cards.
* Disabled (Qualifying disability
verified via application process).
This is valid for the Reduced Daily
and 31 Day GO Cards.
*PSTA Youth ID Card required to
show eligibility for discounted fares
*All of the above are qualified for
reduced cash fare
Gulfport City Hall location is 2401
53 Street S. in Gulfport. Lists of bus
routes are available at City Hall.
Cash payments only are accepted for
all go cards. For more information,
call 893-1000. To obtain special
PSTA Photo ID, call the PSTA Info
Line at 727-540-1900.

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St. Pete Beach Pool
Offers Stroke Clinics
Pete Beach Aquatic Center is now
registering participants 18 years and
older for new Adult Stroke Clinics,
focusing on Stroke Technique,
Stroke Development, and Stroke
Refinement. These clinics are
designed for the swimmer looking
to improve their front crawl for

triathlons, long distance swimming
or master events. Pool time will
incorporate correction drills and the
opportunity to practice and instill
the newly-acquired skills. The one-
hour clinics will be held on March
13, March 27 and April 10 and cost
$20 per clinic for St. Pete Beach
residents and $25 for non-residents.
Call the Aquatic Center at 363-9264
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Should have written this last
month, but I'm not much for
Hallmark Holidays. My friends
and I celebrate our own weird little
set of holidays- last year we held the
First Annual Spanksmas!, which is
not nearly as kinky as it sounds.
But enough about my strange
holidays and more about love.
I don't understand how the world has
so many single people in it who want
to be part of a pair. While I never
particularly cared if I had a boyfriend
(is that the appropriate term for me
to use as I stomp into middle age?), it
seems to me the world is riddled with
singles who want, more than anything,
a warm hand in the moonlight and a
pair of lips on New Year's Eve.
Take my friend Jay (yes, that's his
real name, largely because I'm too
lazy to make one up but also because
he doesn't care.) Jay is, by anyone's
definition, a Good Guy. By that I
mean the sort of guy who hears you
like Snuggies and buys you one, or
makes you a CD of music he thinks
you will like. These things tend to
creep women out. I wish I could
explain it to him, because it's like
watching a puppy get kicked over and
over and over again. Jay decides what
he wants. Quickly. From that point,
he's rather intense about it. Since this
intensity strikes well before the object
of his affection has a chance to come
to the same conclusion, she usually
backs off. Which, of course, perplexes
Jay, a logical sort who accepts but
does not understand irrationality.
Jay is a computer type and yes, Jay
is a little esoteric and snarky and
often a little too intellectual in his
cultural references, but he's fun to be
around, makes a decent living and,
while he's not exactly a hardbody
(see "computer type," above) he's not
about to collapse because his muscles
have atrophied, either. He has no
open sores, no ex-wives or children
and doesn't live with his parents.
He's marching to his own drum, yes,
but I wasn't aware that mattered
after high school. So why, then, do
all of my single friends-many of
whom desperately want to marry and

reproduce at some point-eschew Jay
and all men like him? Is it simply his
I think it's more because Jay simply
doesn't fit a woman's expectation of
what she's going to get in a man. Why
will an otherwise sane and lovely
woman spurn the Good Guy and go
after the one who uses the back room
of her apartment to build a meth lab?
Perhaps most women who date
with the idea of a prize at the end
(marriage, child, house on the water,
whatever) also develop a picture in
their heads of the person with whom
they will share those things. Which
is a shame, because it leaves a lot of
lovely women single indefinitely or
settling for someone they don't love.
It's a dangerous thing, this notion
of placing your dreams in the hands
of an imaginary man. I've always
preferred to count on myself to make
my dreams come true, but then I've
never really had a desire to have
children, so maybe I'm not being fair
to those ladies whose uteri (is that
the proper plural of uterus?) scream
for motile, potent sperm. And in
the process, while the Universe has
passed several "creatively" successful
men through my life, I've managed,
eventually, to ferret them all out and
decide that I can go broke and make
mistakes very nicely on my own,
thank you.
The phrase "Good Guy" is really just
another word for "man." After several
decades of -let's call it "misguided"-
dating, I stumbled upon a decent
man, and I do mean stumbled; I'm
so incredibly clueless that I'd still
be having adolescent fantasies and
trying to figure out how I could get
this man's attention had it not been
for Mr. Nice Guy Jay and a savvy girl
friend. It's divine to not be with a man
who cleans out your savings, uses
Theraflu as a recreational drug, or
cheats on you with your best friend.
I suspect that women who find Good
Guys, or "men," focus more on how
they feel with someone instead of
what their partner should look like or
act like or do for a living. While my
friends and I may think forearms or

backs are sexy, we don't plan for it.
We also don't say we're going to date a
man who makes six figures and plays
in a band. That's because we're really
not into imaginary men.
For the record, these friends aren't
ugly, either. On the whole, they're
thin, toned, gorgeous women with
good careers, interests outside of
makeup and shoes, and IQs higher
than most. When I look at it that way,
I'm not actually sure what they're
doing hanging out with me. Maybe
I'm the funny one.
I suspect the men they're with care
more about their brains than their
bodies, though. Of all of them, Shelly's
the one who gets the most attention
from guys when we go out. Shelly,
the lesbian, has more men paying
attention to her than the rest of us
put together. She's beautiful, yes,
but... how do I put this? No one finds
out Shelly is gay and expresses shock.
Stacey has a lithe dancer's body;
Leah's hair would make Vidal Sassoon
weep. Amanda has the bone structure
of a Greek goddess. But Shelly... well,
she's not going to win any abs of steel
contests. Her favorite shirt in the
world is a green checked thing that
we'd all love to burn, and if you look
up "cargo shorts" at Dictionary.com,
you will see her picture.
But drop her in a nunnery and
you'll find Shelly surrounded by
men instantly. Why? She accepts
people without expectation. If you
have something interesting to say,
she wants to hear it. Shelly, I think,
would date Jay. You know, if she were
attracted to men.
Of course, that doesn't help
Jay. Look, despite his affinity for
karaoke, Jay's a lovable guy. He's not
Harrison Ford; he's more of a cross
between Rick Moranis' character in
Ghostbusters and Eugene Levy in
American Pie. Like most men, Jay
can be obnoxious. But I've dated men
who thought the Jackass movies were
something to aspire to and "didn't get"
the "intellectual" elements of Frasier.
Hell, I've dated men who barely
spoke English. How fussy do we have
to be to remove a well-read, highly
intellectual, fairly open-minded IT
director from our dating pool?
Because we have GOT to be running
out of losers here soon.

Contact Cathy Salustri at

Gabber March 4 March 10, 2010

Town Shores
Bocce News
Dover is currently in First Place
with Nottingham coming in at a close
Second Place and the Eton building is
in Third Place. Next week will be the
last week of regular play. Come down
to the Bocce courts on Monday and/or
Tuesday to cheer for the teams.
Tickets are now on sale for the Bocce
Dinner Dance on Saturday, March
20 in the clubhouse auditorium. A
great meal is planned by Lee Roy
Selmons, along with "Frank Sinatra"
entertaining for the evening. Coffee
and setups will be provided. You can
BYOB. Cost is $17 for all. Please call
Judy at 344-7558 for a table of 8-10
people or if you have a question.

2010 Pinellas County
AARP Tax Sites
Free tax preparation and assistance
begins February 1 through April 15,
2010 for those households with low to
moderate incomes for taxpayers of all
ages but with an emphasis on those
over 60 years of age. Taxpayers must
bring social security cards for all
persons listed on their tax returns, a
picture ID and all pertinent records
such as W2's 1099's, other income
and credits, etc. Also bring a copy of
last year's return if available. Free
electronic filing is available at all
sites. The locations are as follows:
St. Petersburg:
* Bank of America, 8181 54 Avenue N.
Hours: 9:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday.
* St. James United Methodist Church,
845 87 Avenue N. Hours: 9 a.m. -
5 p.m. Thursday.
* St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745
Ninth Avenue N. Hours: 9:30 a.m. 4
p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
* Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth Street
N. Hours: 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Friday.
Gulfport and the Beaches:
* Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200
Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach.
Hours: 10 a.m. 1:30 p.m., Tuesday
and Thursday.
* Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28
Avenue S. Hours: 10 a.m. 3 p.m.

Is Your Pet a Star?
SPOT is looking for 100 cats and
dogs for their 5th annual calendar.
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All photos entered will be posted
on the SPOT website. The top 24
cats and dogs will win prizes and
be highlighted as a calendar star of
the month. The other 76 cats and
dogs will be included throughout the
calendar and in their 2011 marketing
campaign. Enter your pet photos
online at www.SPOTusa.org or call
727-329-8657 to get an entry form
and more details. Contest deadline
is April 15.

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
DKLEAL@aol.com or call Dee at 727-
743-3944 or visit largohighl960.com.

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* Detailed medical history and physical exam
* Review of medications and education of
interactions and side effects
* Cognitive evaluation
* Home safety evaluation
* Memory Testing and Evaluation
* Fall and Gait Evaluation
* Testing and Management of Coumadin
* Blood Tests and Laboratory Services
* X-ray Evaluations and Expert Radiology

* Dexa Scans and Bone Density Workup and
* Echocardiogram Testing and Evaluation
* Electrocardiogram Testing and
* Medical Equipment Evaluation and Ordering
* Coordination of Care with Nursing, Rehab,
and Social Agencies
* Referrals to a Wide Variety of Specialists
* Prescriptions
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Jewish Genealogical
Society to Hold Seminar
The Jewish Genealogical Society of
Tampa Bay concludes the two-session
seminar entitled: "The JGSTB 2010
Guide to Jewish Genealogy Research:
A Foundation for Beginners and an
Update for Experienced Researchers"
on March 14 at 2 p.m. at Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot
Blvd. in Clearwater. Registration
will be at 1:30 p.m. A seminar booklet
summarizing all the material to be
presented will be provided.
This seminar focuses on developing
the proper approaches and applying
the necessary tools, techniques
and short cuts to most effectively
connect you with your ancestors in
the old country. Recently developed
Internet resources as well as local
non-internet resources will be
emphasized to enable the beginner
to discover his or her family history
as well as facilitate the experienced
researcher in resolving "brick wall"
The course is free to current paid-up
members of the Jewish Genealogical

Society of Tampa Bay. A one-year
family membership will be included in
the $25 course fee for non-members.
An additional $10 fee will be charged
for seminar materials to defray
printing costs, but only one booklet
will be needed per couple or family.
Annual membership in the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay
is $25 per individual or family.
Anyone interested in learning how
to do Jewish genealogical research is
invited to attend. Early registration
is recommended so that sufficient
copies of the printed booklet and
handouts will be available.
To pre-register for the class,
for further information on the
organization, or for directions to the
meeting, call Sally Israel at 727-343-

Get Ready for
Spring Boating
Get the annual service performed
on your boat and engine, inspect
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
U.S.C.G. Auxiliary, Flotilla 72 each
Tuesday night from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at
1300 Beach Dr. SE in St. Petersburg.
Call 727-898-1324 for information.
Completion satisfies the state of
Florida boater safety education

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.
For more information, please call Ron
Hoover, PARC Thrift Store Manager,
at 727-541-4493.

Book Discussion Group
The GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club"s "Book Nook" discussion group
will be meeting Thursday, March 18
at 6:30 p.m. The book to be discussed
is "Prince of Tides" by Pat Conroy.
Guests are welcome. Discussions are
led by club member Andi Barlow and
she can be reached at 521- 9888 or
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Their clubhouse is available for your
special event or meeting. For more
information on rental rates, or any
of their club activities, please call

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Veins with failed valves have trouble carrying blood from the legs back to the heart. Blood pools in the veins below, and
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clear indication that the return flow of blood from the legs to the heart is impaired. You may find that the problem is
more pronounced after a day of prolonged sitting or standing. That's because the leg veins are under higher pressure
when you are upright, and they become enlarged by the pressure of the pooled blood. Some of these veins dilate on the
surface and become the typical varicose veins and spider veins, but most are hidden inside the leg. As the walls of the
smaller veins become weaker, they start to leak fluid, protein and blood cells into the surrounding tissues. Patients often
begin to experience ankle swelling and even night cramps ('charlev horses'. When you lie down for a while, the swelling
may go down. But, chances are, the swelling will return the next day. The skin begins to sicken and becomes discolored.
Burning. itching. and even ulcers can develop.
Are there serious consequences?
Yes. In addition to leg pain and unsightly varicose veins, untreated vein disease can lead to blood clots, deep vein throm-
bosis (DVT). Thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms due to venous blood congestion. If the clot travels from the leg
to the lungs, a life-threatening pulmonary embolism (PE) can occur. Untreated vein disease can also lead to permanent
damage and discoloration of the skin on your lower legs, stasisj ermatis with iclluliti, and possible le
uices, which are very hard to heal.
Is there any treatment?
Yes. Early detection and consultation with a doctor specializing in vein disease are the first steps to better leg health.
Under the doctor's care, you can explore the different methods of treatment. Saline, vein stripping and surgical
procedures are all now out-moded in vein treatment. Nowadays, the procedures used are not painful. No scalpels are
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Sustainable Livil
By Shawn Dell Joyce

What Global Warming?
I'm writing this in the midst of yet
another snowstorm, with a few inches
still piled up from the last one. Many
people have taken this opportunity
to wag their fingers and say, "What
global .Ii-nI111n "
Pulitzer prize-winning columnist
Thomas Friedman coined the term
"global weirding" last week to
replace the misleading phrase "global
warming." While the Earth has
warmed a degree, and is projected
to warm quicker than natural over
the next century, most of us are not
feeling very warm today.
Our weather is indeed weird, with
massive snow in the South and rain
at the Winter Olympics in Canada.
Australia is having a record 13-year
drought, and Texas ended a drought
this winter with massive snowstorms.
As a matter of fact, Texas got snow
this year before New York did.

What does all this prove or
disprove? Nothing. "Climate is what
we expect, and weather is what we
get," according to NASA. We have
only been collecting data on weather
for the past 100 years, and trends in
climate are measured in thousands
of years. A single weather event --
like a hurricane, or a spell of unusual
weather; like snow in Texas -- may
be unprecedented but still within
the "normal" range.
What is actually happening to our
climate is right in line with predicted
climate change models. Some parts of
the earth are experiencing drought,
while flooding happens elsewhere
simultaneously. Storms are more
severe, summers are hotter, spring
comes earlier and polar ice is
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New York remember waist-high
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a REAL severe winter in a while if
you talk to those who actually lived
through them. Some of us tourists
(residents who haven't lived here
20 years yet) quake in fear at the
thought of a Nor'easter.
Whether one actually believes in
human-driven climate change or not
has become irrelevant. The truth is
that we all have to eat and breathe,
and both things are becoming
more difficult as our population
swells and resources become tight.
If you care about clean air, water
and food security, then we have
enough common ground to rebuild
our country with green energy and
localized economies.
We sorely need industry in our
country, and unfortunately, most
of it has been outsourced overseas.
Renewable energy, energy efficiency,
cultural tourism and other similar
industries are the only ones that can't
be completely outsourced because
they are place-based. You can't wrap
up an apartment building and send
it to China for weatherization. That
is something that has to be done
here, by a trained local person.
Friedman writes: "I suspect China
is quietly laughing at us right now.
And Iran, Russia, Venezuela and
the whole OPEC gang are high-
fiving each other. Nothing better
serves their interests than to see
Americans becoming confused about
climate change and, therefore, less
inclined to move toward clean-tech
and, therefore, more certain to
remain addicted to oil."
Let's stop debating each other and
actually do something for a change.
Let's get America back on her feet
and into the green millennium so
that our kids and grandkids stand a
chance. Support renewable energy,
and move our country away from
imported oil. Create jobs here by
supporting small local businesses
and farms.

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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) millage or the city millage
is exempt. Cities not offering the
exemption include Belleair, Belleair
Shore, Gulfport and South Pasadena.
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
This exemption does not automatically
renew like the homestead exemption
does, but reapplying is simple. If you
received this exemption last year, a
renewal form will be mailed to you in
late January. Just complete the form
and return it by mail.
If you have never applied for the Low
Income Senior Exemption but believe
that you qualify, come to one of their
offices to complete an application.
Bring proof of age, such as a driver
License, Voter ID, or Birth Certificate.
We will also need to see proof of
income. If you are required to file a
Federal Income Tax Return (Form
1040 or 1040A), bring the 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 received for 2009.
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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.

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.
org or call 1-877-534-3144 or email to

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.
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By Leigh Clifton
Stories, tears, laughter and love were all present and accounted for as friends
and family gathered at the Gulfport Firehouse to honor the late Nathan White.
The former fire chief, mentor, friend, husband, grandfather and creator of the
present day Fire Explorers passed away last year. But he left a legacy that
will forever endear him to Gulfport and its people. A large group gathered
last Saturday morning to watch the unveiling of a plaque on the green of
the firehouse that bears his name and sealed forever his bond to the city he
Originally scheduled to be outside, the ceremony was held indoors because of
a cold, hard rain. But as son Nathan White, Jr joked when he stood to speak
of his father; "I'm sure you engineered this just to see if anyone would show."
The crowd laughed, appreciating the fact that Nathan, Jr was probably right.
Several Council members, many dear friends of Mr. White, eulogized him
with high praise, respect and quite a bit of humor. Amid coffee and donuts, his
friends gathered to say another goodbye, perhaps hello and with humility and
grace they went outside and stood in the rain, as the plaque was unveiled.
I did not have the honor of knowing Mr. White. Seeing the love and reverence
from his friends, I felt as though I had met him that day. If the measure of
a man can be counted by his many friends and by how many people he had
touched in one lifetime, then Nathan White was one of the richest men in

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Join a Co-Ed
Softball League
ST. PETE BEACH: The St. Pete
Beach Community Center is now
registering teams for its Friday
Night Co-Ed Softball League. All
games are played at Egan Field in
St. Pete Beach beginning in mid-
March. Cost is $350 per team. Teams
can pre-register at the Community
Center or download the application
on their website www.spbrec.com.
Teams must consist of a minimum
of four girls and five guys. Call 363-
9245 for more information.

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: "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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Beta Sigma Phi
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
and an exchange of teacups will take
place. Members are asked to bring a
teacup and saucer wrapped and the
gift will be placed on a table. A game
will be played and the teacups will
be distributed based on the winners.
This has become a very nice social
over the years and members look
forward to the tea.
Beta Sigma Phi is an international
sorority which provides women with
a social and cultural outlet. The 12
chapters of Sunshine City Council
meet at various times depending on
the chapter format. Chapters may

participate and support a variety of
service projects in the area. If you
would like to learn more about Beta
Sigma Phi, please contact Sharon
Melton at 595-9625.
Laureate Epsilon Theta chapter's
regular meeting will be held on
Wednesday, March 10 at the home
of Donna Smith and Janet Taylor
will present the program. Election of
officers will be held at this meeting.
For more information, contact Sharon
Ingram at 321-2849.

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

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A satirical look at the world around us.

By Anne Rush

When I woke up in the morning
on October 1st of last year,
the local news reported that
there were 67 new laws that went into
effect overnight. I remember being a
little wary of even driving into work
that morning because even though
my record will show I'm a fairly law
abiding citizen, I thought it plausible
that I may break at least two or five
new laws by the time I got to work. It
seems to me that we ought to keep it a
bit more simple.
I understand the passion of the people.
Folks look around the world, or far too
often their own neighborhoods, and
think to themselves "There oughtta
be a law". And then they find like-
minded people and before you know it,
there's petitions and signatures and
it's on a ballot and before you know it,
there's an ordinance or a law on the
books with enforcement dollars spent
and municipal coffers making money
Some may call this home grown
democracy at its finest. I sometimes
call it absurd.
Many municipalities and now even
Gulfport are passing a "no-tether"
ordinance or law for dogs. No matter
which side of the fence orleash you come
down on with this issue personally, do
we really need a law?
Look, nobody is for animal cruelty
or abuse. Certainly no one on city
council listening to tearful accounts
of the horror stories of tethering can't
moved by it. But come down on a topic
like that and before you know it, their
short-lived political bio will include the
words "Animal Killer!" or something
along that line.
As I read the article about that council
meeting, the only sticking point in
craftingthe already foregone conclusion
of yet another ordinance seemed to be
on how long a dog was left unattended.
So, what would you have enforcement
folks do? Sit in front of a house like a
bad PI series from the 80s and time
it? I was at least somewhat comforted
in that there was a reference to some
sort of "reasonable" restraint which I
sure hope my dog would fit into. You
see, I have an old dog who likes to sun

herself in the driveway and front yard.
She does have a tendency to waddle off
if not restrained, so I put her on a 20
foot leash. Is that tethering or abiding
by the leash law? I'm confused. But
my point is that I'm pretty sure I don't
want city council or animal control or
God forbid, my taxpayer police dollars
to clear that up for me.
Dogs are social animals who like to be
"peopled". Cats are more independent
creatures. Yet there's a leash law for
cats. I've never seen a person walk
their cat. Of course, I've never seen
a cat used the toilet either, but I've
heard that it happens. I'm sure there's
a You-Tube video. Now I have an
indoor/outdoor cat. Animal control
patrols my neighborhood from time
to time and threatens to cart my cat
away to an overcrowded shelter where
they'll fine me or put her to sleep if I
don't pick her up. I've been told that
if I "tethered" my cat in the yard, that
would be acceptable. Soooo, we can
tether cats, but not dogs? li-. do they
sell indoor and outdoor cat food if cats
aren't allowed to be outside? Where
did the expression "catting around"
come from? V l-. is it common for folks
to talk about the "gifts" of lizard tails
and mice and such that cats drag in
if they're not allowed to go out? How
is it so wrong and unlawful for me to
come home and see my cat sitting on
my front porch sunning herself, the
very picture of which always brings a
Norman Rockwell smile to my e ..
Does the Ernest Hemingway Museum
in Key West keep their cats inside?
I know. As is the case with almost
anything when you get right to it, it
comes down to feces. Homeowners
don't like crap in their yards or paw
prints on their hoods. OK. That's fair.
But if that's fair, then what are we
gonna do about all those birds flying
around? Huh? I'd sure like to see a
law against finding their crap on my
windshield and I'm sure I gather the
signatures for a petition....
I read that Gulfport is also agonizing
over what to do about those pesty RV's
in the neighborhood. What offends
folks about them? Is it their size? If
so, what about SUV's? Are some in

So How Much Government do you Want?

disrepair? There's a lot of old beat
up cars that are registered with four
inflated tires in driveways that are
more of an eyesore than a trailer. Do
we need a law about paint jobs on our
vehicles? You don't have the right to
dictate what you see when you look out
your window unless you can afford to
buy up the block.
If I'm not mistaken, our founding
fathers andthe American Dream wasto
work hard, buy a piece of land and then
you owned it. And it was yours to use
as you wish. Let me tell you something
about RV's. Every summer since before
I was even born (I'm the youngest of
five), our family vacation was to take
two weeks and drive from PA to IL to
visit family in Ohio and Evanston and
Belleville and back again. In the early
days, we camped in a station wagon
and tent. As my dad worked harder,
we bought our first trailer. Those are
some of the fondest memories I have.
Over the years, the RV's got newer,
nicer and had more amenities, but
still. When my dad finally retired
and moved here, he researched the
deed restrictions and chose to buy his
house in a neighborhood where he
was "allowed" to park his trailer. In
the driveway. Of the home he owned.
What a crazy radical my dad!
Look, there's a lot of things I don't
like either. Like people buying lottery
tickets at the convenience store I often
hit on my way to work. I know! Let's
have a law where you can't buy lottery
tickets before 9 a.m.! Are ya with me?
Or what about my neighbor who uses
his noisy decibel splitting lawn blower
at all hours of all days. Let's have a law
that you can only fire up your blower
at certain times on certain days, like
lawn watering. Are you OK with that?
At some point, somebody has to stand
up for the rights of all individuals and
less government. As much as we like
to give lip service to our diversity and
celebrate our differences, every level of
government is pushing for conformity
and likeness. It's almost comical that
we're angered by partisanship in
Washington when we can't even seem
to get along with our neighbors.
All I'm saying, is that there are bigger
fish to fry. Although you need a license
to catch those fish, and you better have
a calendar so that you only catch them
in season, and if you order them fried
at a restaurant, there's only so many
kinds of oils they can be fried in and
the menu will have to tell you the
value of calories and trans fats.
Just think about it.

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

Maximo Center has
Community Information
The Maximo Community Police Re-
source Center, 4815 34 Street S. has
information for you. The Center,
staffed entirely by volunteers, pro-
vides 2010 Census Employment Ap-
plications, free bicycle registration,
free "Club" for select automobiles,
free cell phones for "911" use only,
a collection point for old eyeglasses
which are used by health service
agencies, lists and free shipment of
items needed by our Armed Forc-
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Pasta Every
Monday Night
Sons of Italy Lodge, 2500 34 Street
S. offers Pasta every Monday night.
Served from 4-8 p.m. and includes all
the pasta you can eat, two meatballs,
salad and coffee for $6. Other
beverages are optional. Look for their
flotilla of flags.
They can cater and provide the
venue for your events. Call 323-
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Do you want a volunteer position
that is truly fulfilling and mentally
stimulating? Then consider
counseling seniors and the disabled
with the SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders) program.
SHINE volunteers are both active
and retired individuals from diverse
career and cultural backgrounds. As
a volunteer, you will receive initial
training, continuing education and
a supportive environment with
dedicated colleagues.
If you have an inquiring mind,
tact and sensitivity as well as a
strong desire to help a vulnerable
population, then SHINE may be the
perfect volunteer opportunity for
Interested in knowing more? If
so, please call the SHINE program
at (727) 570-9696 ext. 234 and
speak with the Area Agency on
Aging Program Coordinator, Susan
Samson. SHINE is a free program,
funded by a grant from the Centers

for Medicare and Medicaid Services,
and is administered through the
Florida Department of Elder Affairs.

Calling All Future
Big Brothers
Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Pinellas County needs at least 125
Big Brothers to meet the needs of
their current waiting list. Make a
difference in a child's life. There are
several different programs to suit
your preferences including their
Sports Buddies Program. Take a
child to sporting events (like the
Rays game) for which they supply
the tickets and watch or participate
in sports activities together. Not
interested in sports? That's OK!
Sports Buddies is just one option.
You can select mentoring activities to
suit your preferences and the child's.
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Arf! Arf! Barking
up the Right Social
Security Tree
Q: I made an appointment to talk to
someone at my local Social Security
office about filing for Social Security
benefits. All I wanted was general
information to help make plans for
my future retirement. But she tried to
talk me into filing for Social Security
now, telling me it could work to my
advantage. I was so baffled that I left
the office more confused than I ever
have been about Social Security.
One part of the mystery is she kept
using a term that I swear sounded
like a barking dog! Something like
"ruff." Can you help? Here are
the particulars of my case. I just
turned 62 in January. Even though
I cut back my work hours, I am still
making about $45,000 per year. My
Social Security benefit estimate at
age 66 is $2,200. My rate at age 62
would be $1,650.
A: ARF! ARF! ARF! And no, that's
not a dog barking. It's a little known
quirk in Social Security law that has
benefited millions of beneficiaries
over the years and could work to your
advantage, too.
factor." It's a policy that requires
your reduced retirement benefit to be
refigured at age 66 to give you credit

for those months when you did not
get a Social Security check because
of your work and earnings.
Here's another way to look at it. If
you take reduced retirement benefits
at age 62, that benefit would come
with a 25 percent early retirement
penalty. And normally, that reduction
is permanent, staying with you for
the rest of your life. But if you are
still working between age 62 and
age 66, your earnings could cause
you to forfeit some of your monthly
Social Security benefits. (The law
says that $1 must be deducted from
your Social Security benefits for
every $2 you earn over $14,160 per
year.) And for any month you don't
get a Social Security check because
of your excess earnings, the ARF
rule says you cannot be penalized
with an early retirement reduction
for that month. So, when you reach
age 66, they adjust your benefit (i.e.,
raise the amount of your monthly
Social Security check) by removing
the reduction factor for the months
Now we'll get even more specific with
an example using the information
you provided.
Let's say you take Social Security
at age 62. Your initial reduced
retirement rate is $1,650 per month,
or $19,800 in Social Security benefits
per year. But according to the
earnings penalty rules, from that
amount we'd have to deduct $15,420
-- or one-half of what you earn over

the $14,160 Social Security income
threshold. So, you would only be due
$4,380 in Social Security benefits for
the year. ($19,800 minus $15,420
equals $4,380.)
In other words, because of the
earnings penalty, you would get only
two full Social Security checks and
one partial check for the year. And
let's say you keep doing that until
age 66. Once you reach age 66, the
earnings penalty goes away and you
would be due all your Social Security
checks. That means you would collect
eight full Social Security checks and
four partial Social Security checks
between age 62 and 66. And when
you reach age 66 and the ARF rule
kicks in, your ongoing benefit will
be refigured. Instead of the initial
48-month early retirement reduction
resulting in a 25 percent penalty,
you will have only an eight-month
reduction resulting in a roughly 4.5
percent penalty.
Finally, let's look at your Social
Security options.
Option One: You could wait until age
66, and at that point begin receiving
$2,200 per month.
Option Two: You could take benefits
at age 62 with an initial 25 percent
reduction and be due $1,650 per
month. But because of the earnings
penalty rules explained above, you
would only receive eight full Social
Security checks and four partial
Social Security checks between
age 62 and 66, totaling $17,520 (or
$4,380 per year times four years).
And at age 66, your monthly benefit
would be adjusted to an ongoing rate
of about $2,100 per month.
Option Two (the ARF option) looks
pretty attractive to me. You'd get
$1,520 in Social Security benefits
you would not get in Option One.
And with an ongoing Social Security
benefit rate that's only $100 more
per month, it would take you a long
time to make up that difference if you
waited until age 66.
I say you should bark up that age 62
Social Security tree!

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Boating Classes
Do not become a victim, statistic or
the subject of a search and rescue. Be
prepared for unforeseen, challenging
and potentially dangerous events on
the water:
Always have plenty of fuel and
remember the 1/3rd Rule: Use
only 1/3rd out, 1/3rd back and you
should never run out of gas.
Start out with a charged battery
and back-up when possible.
Always file a Float Plan with
someone who cares and cancel it
when you get back.
Do not go out in bad weather or
when it is threatening. Keep a
weather eye and go home before you
need to do so.
Always have the required U.S.
Coast Guard (USCG) equipment in
goodworking order and not outdated:
USCG approved life jackets for each
passenger that fit properly and wear
them, appropriate fire extinguishers
that work, visual distress signals
(flares, etc.), navigation lights that
work properly, an appropriate
anchor with sufficient line and a
marine VHF radio that works.
Always appoint a lookout to help
watch for other boats, crab traps,
shallow water, etc.
Always carry sufficient water/
gator aid to prevent dehydration,
hypothermia, and sunscreen
to prevent burn.
Do not boat under the influence.
Drive safely and carefully at a
reasonable speed based on the
conditions at the time.
Learn or enhance your Boating Skills
and Seamanship at the U.S.C.G.
Auxiliary, Flotilla 72 each Tuesday
night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 1300 Beach
Dr. SE, St. Petersburg. Call 898-
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satisfies the state of Florida boater
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Rescue Group Needs
Foster Homes for Dogs
Florida Doggie Paws Rescue needs
more volunteers and foster homes
for small to medium breed dogs.
Their mission is to responsibly
rescue, spay/neuter, rehabilitate,
foster and find permanent loving
homes for unwanted, abandoned and
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abused dogs in the community and
throughout the State of Florida.
There are many advantages to
fostering a dog. Foster homes are
not responsible for any vet bills or
expenses. The rescue will transport
the dog and take care of any
veterinary needs. The rescue has a
trainer available for you to use. In
addition, they act as a support system
that you can call anytime day or
night, if you have questions about
the dog's behavior, health, etc... You
are not alone! But the best reason of
all to foster is the reward of knowing
that you saved a life.
Please fill out a volunteer application
at www.floridadoggiepaws.com or

call Florida Doggie Paws at 813-
283-1695 and open your heart and
your home to one of these poor dogs
that just needs a place to stay for a
few weeks until they can find their
forever home.
Florida Doggie Paws Rescue is an
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Your Health
By Rallie McAllister M.D.

Activity-Related Leg
Pain Could Be a Sign
of Heart Disease
If you routinely experience leg
pain while walking, you shouldn't
dismiss it as just a muscle cramp
or a joint ache. It could be a sign of
peripheral artery disease, a serious
condition that affects approximately
10 million Americans.
Peripheral artery disease, or PAD
for short, is a condition in which
narrowed arteries impair blood flow
to the limbs, particularly the legs.
When the leg muscles don't receive
enough oxygen-rich blood to keep up
with the demands of exercise, pain
is often the result.
Activity-related leg discomfort
caused by PAD is known as
intermittent claudication, derived
from the Latin word meaning "to
limp." It is characterized by muscle
pain or cramping in the legs that
is triggered by exercise, such as
walking or climbing stairs, and
disappears after a few minutes of
The location of the leg pain or
cramping corresponds to the
narrowed artery. Although PAD-
associated leg discomfort may be felt
in the thigh or the buttock, the calf
muscle is most commonly affected.
In some cases, the affected leg or
foot may feel cold, weak or numb.
Individuals with PAD often notice
changes in skin color and toenail
growth, as well as a loss of hair on
the feet and lower legs.
As the condition progresses, the
pain may become more intense and
unrelenting, even at rest. Infections
and slow-healing sores may develop
on the legs, feet and toes.
While the pain and visible
changes may be limited to the lower
extremities, PAD is considered a red
flag for circulatory problems that
are far more widespread.
The narrowing of the arteries that
occurs with PAD is caused by the
accumulation of fat, cholesterol and
other inflammatory sub stance s in the
blood vessel walls. Unfortunately,

this process isn't limited to the
arteries of the legs -- it often occurs
simultaneously in the blood vessels
leading to the heart and brain.
Narrowing of the arteries that
supply oxygen-rich blood to the
heart and brain can lead to heart
attack and stroke. A growing body
of scientific evidence suggests that a
significant percentage of individuals
with PAD also have coronary artery
disease, the most common type of
heart disease and the leading cause
of death in the U.S.
Risk factors for PAD and heart
disease are the same: smoking, high
blood pressure, high cholesterol
levels, diabetes and advancing age.
If you have signs or symptoms of
PAD, your doctor can perform several
noninvasive tests to diagnose the
condition. A physical examination
may reveal telltale signs, including
a weak or absent pulse or a lower
blood pressure reading in the
affected limb.
Ultrasound imaging may be used
to evaluate blood flow to the limb
and identify narrowed arteries.
For some patients, physicians may
recommend angiography, a test that
involves injecting contrast dye into
the blood vessels so that narrowed
or blocked arteries can be identified
using X-ray or other radiologic
imaging techniques.
When narrowing or blockage of an
artery is identified, treatment may
involve angioplasty, a procedure
in which a hollow tube, called a
catheter, is inserted into an artery

in the groin and then guided to
the affected area. There, a small
balloon on the tip of the catheter is
inflated to flatten the blockage and
widen the artery so that blood flow
is increased.
The specialist performing the
procedure may also insert a mesh
tube, called a stent, in the artery
to help hold it open. In more severe
cases, surgery may be necessary.
For some individuals with PAD,
prescription medications are
recommended to improve blood
flow and lower blood pressure and
cholesterol levels. Almost everyone
with the condition can benefit from
positive lifestyle changes, starting
with switching to a heart-healthy
If you smoke, quitting is the single
most important step you can take
to reduce the progression of the
disease, and for folks with diabetes,
maintaining good control over
blood sugar is critical. People who
smoke and those with diabetes have
the greatest risk of PAD-related
complications that can necessitate
limb amputation.
Regular exercise is a key component
in the prevention and treatment of
PAD. Success oftreatmentis typically
measured by how far patients can
walk without experiencing leg pain.
If you have activity-related leg
pain or other symptoms of PAD,
it's time to take them seriously.
Early diagnosis and treatment can
improve the health of your limbs,
and it might even save your life.

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

Volunteer Nurses
Needed at Free Clinic
Are you enthusiastic, friendly and
optimistic? Do you have a couple
hours a week or a month to volunteer
in a warm and friendly environment
with a great team? St. Petersburg
Free Clinic offers free medical care
to the medically underserved adult.
We need volunteer nurses to assist
our volunteer physicians and staff
ARNP. All you need is a giving heart
and a current license. Please be that
listening ear and helping hand to
someone in need. Go home feeling
great byknowing that you have made a
difference! Contact Angel Schumaker
at aschumakerspfc@yahoo.com or call
(727) 821-1200, ext. 114.
St. Petersburg Free Clinic is located
at 863 3rd Avenue North and provides
temporary assistance for families and
individuals in need of the basics of
food, shelter, health care, limited
financial assistance and referral
information. For more information
about the Free Clinic visit www.
stp etersburgfreeclinic.org.

2nd Mile Recovery
Meetings promote growth in Christ
and recovery from addictions. Open
to all those affected by addiction
whether individually afflicted or
burdened with someone who is.
Meetings will be held Tuesdays at
5:30 p.m. at Tradewinds Church
located at 6740 Park Street S., So.
Pasadena. Call 344-1501 for more

Gabber March 4 March 10, 2010

Gulfport: Celebrating 100 Years
By Lynne Brown

The first settlers came to this isolated corner of the peninsula just after the
Civil War. To survive, they fished and farmed small plots of land hacked out
of the palmettos and pines. With no roads or bridges, contact with the outside
world was made only by boat, and that was irregular and undependable.
There was hope for a time that the railroad would make the tiny town a
terminus, but St. Petersburg was chosen instead. In the early 20th century,
however, a trolley line was built, running directly to the waterfront along
today's Beach Boulevard and bringing with it new residents, tourists, and
By 1910 the settlement had grown to more than the 25 registered voters
required to petition for incorporation, and that they did, establishing a town
and naming it Gulfport. The mayor and council borrowed $100 under their
own names and began the long struggle to develop this unique community.
Over the last 100 years, Gulfport has suffered the devastation of a major
hurricane and a great Depression, entertained bootleggers and moonshiners,
and lost its boys to war, but through it all has always risen, buoyed up by
the spirit of its citizens. Today it is known throughout the area as a very
special place, full of art and history, unique individuals, and charming homes,
restaurants and shops.


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Confederate Troops Claim Victory against
Yankees at Ft. DeSoto
By Leigh Clifton
This time, the South won. If not the war,
then at least part of it. The Battle of Ballast

last Saturday afternoon as reenactment
actors dressed in period dress recreated
the battle with all the gusto of true Rebels
and Yankees. A large crowd was treated
to booming cannon fire, muskets flashing
smoke and hand to hand combat with
swords as the two forces clashed.
The battle looked and sounded so authentic,
Syou could feel the ground rumble as the
cannons were shot off; a loud, raucous blast
followed by belching columns of smoke that
wowed the crowd. Some soldiers fell where
Sg they stood; "shot dead". In the end, the
UConfederates took five Union soldiers as
prisoners of war.
SThe Battle at Ballast Point was precipitated
"s when two Confederate blockade running
ships, owned by the future mayor of Tampa,
l James Mackay, were burned by Union
A solitary Rebel holds the Confederate soldiers in a raid as they advanced up the
flag at the reenactment of the Battle Hillsborough River. The battle actually
at Ballast Point. happened just outside of Tampa, with the
Union soldiers hell-bent on capturing as
many blockade running ships as possible. They also wanted to destroy the rebel
salt works operations, which dried sea salt to be used for curing provisions that
could then be sent to Confederate troops all across the South.
The US Navy
had an outpost
on Egmont
Key, comprised
mostly of a
and caretakers ..,
for the Egmont
Key Lighthouse,
which was used
to spot the
ships bringing
in guns and
provisions to the
city of Tampa. Confederate soldiers were not limited to just men; women donned
Union soldiers guns and swords to fight for the South as well.
used Ballast
Point as a landing and pickup point for the soldiers who had helped destroy
MacKay's two large ships. Several Confederate troops, who had escaped
capture on those ships, alerted troops in Tampa that the Union soldiers would
be staging a pickup of some Union troops on Egmont Key. Confederate soldiers
hid in the woods and fired on the Union militia, wounding ten, and killing
three and taking five prisoners. Both sides claimed victory; the Rebels because
they had caused the Union soldiers to run to their ships. The Union considered
it a victory for the North because they had achieved their main objective; to
destroy two of the most active blockade running ships for the South.

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

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

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New Community Garden Coming to Gulfport
A brand new community garden is being planned for Gulfport affording
residents of both Gulfport and St. Petersburg the opportunity to grow vegetables,
annuals and other non-permanent plants in a plot of their own.
The garden is a grass roots endeavor being coordinated by a group of local
gardening enthusiasts. It is supported by the City of Gulfport and the South
49th Street Business Association. It is intended to provide a sustainable,
educational, and aesthetically appealing garden in the Gulfport community.
The garden is planned on Preston Avenue between 51st and 52nd Street
South. Plots will be offered for $50 for a season, with two seasons a year (March-
August and September-February)
Organizers hope that eventually the garden will offer educational courses for
both youth and adults on topics ranging from organic gardening to xeriscaping.
The focus will be on sustainable gardening.
The grass roots community group is currently seeking volunteers to help
get the garden organized and marketed to the community. Plots may also be
reserved at this time. More information is available by visiting www.so49.org.
Organizers will be holding an organizational meeting at a date that will be
announced soon. A "soft" opening is planned for March 1 with a target date of
April 1 for a more public grand opening.

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"Red Hot Beach Nuts" Venture
to See the Manatees
By Dee TenBrink

On Wednesday, February 17, Gulfport's local Red Hat group, better known
as "The Red Hot Beach Nuts" traveled over the Sunshine I;ky\ .iy to view the
manatees. Driving north on US 41 we naturally had to stop first for lunch.
The town of Ruskin has a hidden resort called Little Harbor, where we enjoyed
a delicious meal at their Sunset Grill restaurant. The food, the service, and the
view of the St. Petersburg skyline were almost too good to be true. After lunch
we continued to Apollo Beach where we found the manatee viewing site at
TECO's Big Ben plant. We were not disappointed! Bunches of manatees were
cuddled together in the warm water by the plant; Spotted Eagle Rays darted
in and out amongst them, fish were jumping into the air-it was an awesome
sight! Yes the weather was chilly and windy, but sunny; the view was more
than worth it. A tour of the fact filled museum and gift shop completed our
day. The viewing center is open until mid-April at no charge, donations are
always appreciated.

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

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

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

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

Find a Yoga Class
That's Right for You
ST. PETE BEACH: The St. Pete
Beach Community Center is offering
three new Yoga classes this Fall,
appropriate for all skill levels from
beginner to advanced. Yoga Instructor
Wendy Hessinger will be teaching
Hatha Yoga, Silver Sneakers Yoga for
Seniors, and Beach Yoga; interested
participants should contact her for
class dates and times at (727) 686-
0123 or stpetebeachyoga@yahoo.com.
All classes are held at the Community
Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.

Ombudsman Program
Needs Volunteers
Florida's Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Program needs
volunteers tojoinitscorpsofdedicated
advocates who protect the rights of
elders residing in nursing homes,
assisted living facilities and adult
family care homes. The program's
local councils are seeking additional
volunteers to identify, investigate
and resolve residents' concerns.
Special training and certification is
All interested individuals who care
about protecting the health, safety,
welfare and rights of long-term care
facility residents -- who often have no
one else to advocate for them -- are
encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-
0404 or visit the program's Web site
at http://ombudsman.myflorida.com.

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SPCA Offers Tours
The SPCA Tampa Bay offers private
shelter tours to school groups and
visitors to educate those about the
importance of animal responsibility
and how it relates to compassion and
respect towards other human beings.
To learn more about the SPCA
Tampa Bay education programs
including in-school presentations or
Camille's Summer Camp, contact
the SPCA Tampa Bay. Wish list
items for animals are appreciated.
Reservations are required for school

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



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Jeff co-owns two insurance agencies,
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He also owns Premier Choice Rebate
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"We're the only flood insurance
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to all our customers," Jeff explains.
So if you buy your flood insurance
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least seven percent of your annual
premium (before fees and taxes) back
in the form of a rebate check.
"We give the money back to our
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you mention, which is a reloadable
Visa prepaid card, works like a debit
card. However, instead of drawing

money from your bank account when
you make a purchase or get cash
from an ATM, it draws down the
money you have loaded onto it. As
far as prepaids go, it is probably one
of the most reasonable. Even so, you
will be charged a gamut of fees -- a $3
issuance fee, $3 to reload, $2 for each
ATM transaction, $1 for each ATM
balance inquiry and a $3 monthly
maintenance fee, among others. It all
adds up and comes right out of the
balance you have remaining on the
If you decide to go this way, you
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purchase an airline ticket, but you
could run into problems trying to rent
a car or hotel room with it. That's
because both car rental agencies and
hotels put holds on funds in excess
of the actual charges when you pay
with a debit card. That easily could
amount to an additional $500 or more.
If you do not have enough money on
the card to cover the hold, the card
may be denied. And if you do have
enough, the hold may not be released
for days, perhaps even a week, after
your stay. That could really mess up
your trip because you would not have
access to the money you loaded onto
the card.
In my opinion, a credit card is a
much better tool for travel. You can
make a credit card work just as you
would this Walmart MoneyCard.
Here's how: When you anticipate
traveling, simply make a payment in
advance to your credit card account
in the amount you will need for the
trip. This will create a credit on your
account. Then any charges you make
for your airline ticket, car rental,
hotel and so on will draw down the
credit until it reaches $0. There
should be no fees and no interest, as
you will not be creating any debt. Car
rental agencies and hotels will not
place holds on those funds because
you will not be using a debit card. A
credit card does make for a fabulous
tool for the financially mature
person who knows how to use it and
maintain it without ever creating
debt or incurring fees.
I suggest that before you make
a decision, you read the Walmart
MoneyCard Cardholder Agreement,
which is on the Web site. It is 13,433
words of fine print. (In comparison,
this column is about 500 words.) That
fine print deserves your attention.


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Auction, Inc. gives Notice of Forclosure of Lien
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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
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St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid.
Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3
Gloria's. R.S.

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

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2800 1/2 2ND AVE. N.-Kenwood. 1BR/1BA.
Wood Floors, Patio. sp-houses.com 530-235-
2BR/2BA CONDO-St. Pete. Pool, Clubhouse,
Freshly Painted $795/Mo. $500/Security. Call
Ken 727-417-1462.
2BR WITH POOL-&Tropically Landscaped
Courtyard, BBQ+ Laundry On-site. $625/Mo.
French Quarter Condo @ 63rd St. & 1st Ave.
S. 727-458-7828.
nished, Wide Open Waterfront Condo. 2BR/
2BA, Master Bedroom Overlooks Bay. 1500
SF, $850/Mo. Gas/Cable/Water Included.
Available Now 727-510-0244.
SECTION 8 2BR/1BA-3827 14th Ave. S. 2000
Upton Ct. S. $795/Mo. Tile Floors, Clean. WAL-
TON REALTY 727-458-3613.

Enjoy Activities, Dances, Dinners or just Quiet
Living at Five Towns/Terrace Park. Acres of
Lovely Grounds & Activities. 6 Pools, 2 Club-
houses, Tennis, Fitness Center and So Much
More! Walk to Stores and Short Drive to Gulf
Beaches. No Matter what you are Doing, You
Will enjoy the Quiet, Comfortable Lifestyle! 1
and 2 Bedroom Condos Available from $650.
to $850 per Month. Please Call Frank at HE-
LENE'S REALTY 727-452-8008.
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.
S. PASADENA 2BR/2BA-Condo on 6th Floor.
Split Plan, Water View. Pool, Covered Parking,
D. Close to Shopping, Beach & Stetson
$1000/Mo. Year Lease. 727-345-9620.
2BR HOUSE-Convenient 2nd Ave. S. Loca-
tion. Great Open Floor Plan w/attached Ga-
rage. Quickly get to Tyrone/Gulfport or Down-
town. $595/mo. 727-867-3767.
cluded. 727-289-3588. Also need Part Time
Handyman & Caregiver.
KENWOOD-2800 2nd Ave. N. Large 2BR/1 BA,
Wood Floors, Living room, Dining room, Laun-
dry room w/washer/dryer, New CHA, Den and
Small Office. First, Security, and application w/
references. sp-houses.com 530-235-2222.
ST. PETE BEACH- Large Efficiency, Excel-
lent Condition & Location, 1 Block to Busline,
Shopping & Fishing. Water Included. $565/Mo.
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.
SMALL ROOM FOR RENT IN -Gulfport. $100/
Wk Includes Cable & Utilities. 727-481-5379.

$950/Mo. Long Term. 55+ Waterfront, Gate,
Hardwood Floors, WSG/Cable included. 6
Pools 727-748-9200.
TYRONE AREA DUPLEX- Remodeled 1/1 on
Pinellas Trail, C/H/A, W/D, $900/Mo. includes
Electric, Water, Cable. No Pets. Call Karen,
terview, Pool, Remodeled 2BR/2BA, Balcony,
W/D, Secured Bldg. $995/Mo. Yearly. Ralston's
Realty Co. Diane, 727-367-6702.
1 BEDROOM-5877 Fairfield Ave. S. Nice Size,
Close to Trail. $525/Mo. plus $250/Dep. Utili-
ties Not Included. Call Sue at 727-688-8239.

RENT TO OWN-2BR/1BA Nice Northside
Neighborhood. 7th Ave. & 40th St. WALTON
REALTY 727-458-3613.
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.
1401 60TH ST.S.-3BR/2BA, $1250-1500/Mo.
One Block From Stetson, Detached Garage,
Fenced yard. 727-235-5146.

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.
3/2 HOUSE FOR RENT-6662 Bougainvilla
Ave. S., Close to Stetson Law School, Hard-
wood/tile floors, Large Fenced yard, Detached
2 Car Garage, Washer/Dryer, Central Air, Pets
Ok. $1200/Mo. Call Dan at 727-421-9887.
floor, corner unit. 2BR/2BA. 55+, No pets, Inc.
cable. $975/mo. annual. 727-542-2445.
Painted, Newer Carpeting. No Smoking/Pets.
Pools. 1 Yr. Lease. $595/Mo. includes W/S/
Gas Heat, Maintenance. 727-384-0888.
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.
ST. PETE BEACH- 1 or 2BR Apts. $750/$795,
All new inside, nice yard, beach nearby. 727-
363-3050, cell 727-412-2517.
tages, Efficiencies. Private Beach, Pool and
Private Fishing Dock. $450.00 And Up, 727-
Stetson. 1BR Apt. Nice, Clean, W/D. No Pets.
$540/Mo. No Application Fee. 4926 29th Ave.
S. 727-543-1789 or 727-729-0385.

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
,JAXX Rentals & Realty, Inc.
(727) 867-3767

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GULFPORT 1 br park like setting srm prch $495.00
LAKE MAGGIORE Lake View 1 br over 800 sq ft $650
SOUTH PASADENA 1 br/1 be Condo Pool No Pets $595
CHILDS PARK lomer lolwith matr, trem ONLY 1111
OLD NE I br apts Ind. WSG, Gas & Basic Cable $550

cious Duplex, Screened Porch, Tree-Shaded
Yard, Bright & Airy, WSG Included, $600/Mo.,
5709 21st Ave. S. 404-405-8541, 727-543-
Furnished. Electric, Water & Cable Included.
Nice/Quiet. Close to Art District. $850/Wkly.
plus Deposit. 727-321-5146.
GULFPORT 1802 57TH ST. S.-Quiet, Sunny,
Florida Style living Apt. Shiny Tile Roof, Grav-
el Landscape. Stetson Vicinity. 1BR, Terrazzo
floors, Water Included. $650/Mo., 1st/last/Se-
curity DAN YINGST REALTY 727-321-5258.

SECTION 8-4BR/1BA, Tile Floors. One Bed-
room is Huge. Washer/Dryer Hook-up. Nice
Kitchen and Yard. WALTON REALTY 727-458-

1BR/1BA CONDO- 2nd Floor, Sunporch, US
19 & Gulf to Bay, $650/Mo. & Security. 931-
535-2722 or 727-320-3526.
HISTORIC KENWOOD-Beautifully Refur-
bished 2BR/1BA, Approx. 1000SF, hardwood
Floors, New Appliances. W/D, Sunroom, 2520
1st Ave. N. Minutes from Downtown/Close to
Beaches. 727-543-1791 or 727-729-0385.

BAY ISLAND-What a View! Waterfront 1BR/
1BA Condo, W/D, Carport, Htd. Pools, Gated,
Adult, Annual Lease, THE SUN TEAM 727-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
Town Shores 55+, No Pets. $850/Mo. & Elec-
tric. 6 Mos. Lease. Avail Apirl 7th. 812-327-

HUGE INDOOR POOL-Eagle Crest 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. 530-235-2222. sp-

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-
2BA Villa in Prestigious Picturesque Pasa-
dena Yacht and Country Club. Includes Water,
Cable, Pool, Lawn Care. Annual Lease $1350/
Mo. 727-251-7058
ST. PETE CONDO-1BR/1BA, 6266 1st Ave.
S., Close to Downtown/Beaches. Pool & Laun-
dry. 1st Floor. $575/Mo., Water Included, 727-

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.
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.

3bed/1bath 471111th Ave. S., Nice
home/fenced backyard.
$850 Rent/$300 Deposit
3bed/1 .5bath 4800 11th Ave. S., Block
home/fenced yard
$952 Rent/$300 Deposit
3bed/1 bath 442810th Ave. S., Nice
house. $825 Rent/$300 Deposit
2bed/1 bath 1752 14th Ave., Nice
house/close to schools/Midtown.
$725 Rent/$300 Deposit
3bed/1 bath 929 16th Ave. S.
$750 Rent/$300 Deposit
Section 8 Welcome
For information on these and other properties
Please contact Sue @ 727-688-8239

$665/Mo. C/H/A, Big Closets, Porch. Water
& Garbage Included. Smokeless Please. No
Section 8. 727-424-6085.

Maximo Marina Area, Completely Remodeled
1BR/1BA Waterfront, Beautifully Furnished,
Covered Parking, On Busline, Yearly $950/Mo.
Seasonal $1500/Mo. 727-867-5536.
Garden Apt. w/Patio. Block to Beach. Available
April 1st. $600/Mo. Incl/Utilities. Call 863-701-
4945 for Appt.
808 13TH ST. N.-St. Pete, Ex-Large 1Br/1Ba,
A/C's, New Carpet, Part Utilities, Petless,
Porch, Furnished. TV/DVD/Microwave. $550/
Mo. $400/Dep. 458-7899.

Bay Island 55+ Gated Community. 1BR/1BA
w/Wide Waterviews. Clubhouse, Pools, Close
to Beach. New Throughout w/Granite Coun-
tertops. Over $20K In Renovations. $850/Mo.

SHARE 2BR/1BA HOME-with 72yr. old White
Male. House Privileges. $200/Mo. Woman 62
or Older. Non Smoker/Drinker. Come to See.
5221 31st Ave. S.
TOWN SHORES 55+- Female Snowbird w/
pets, furnished, no smokers, $550/mo. 727-
Bath, Cable TV & Utilities $475/Mo. 727-343-

$195/MO. PRIVATE OFFICE-All Utilities In-
cluded. Free Internet. Ideal for Small Business
and Independent Professional. 3530 1st Ave.
N. 727-501-6078.

Near 49th St. & 8th Ave. S, 625 sq. ft. $375 Mo,
Includes Tax and Utilities, 522-8427.

Gulfport, on/near busline. 2 Mature Profes-
sional, 2 Mature Indoor Cats. 813-842-0474.

10012 S. Yacht Club Dr., Treasure Island
open sailboat water, 2 docks, 4 bedrooms,
3.5 baths, pool and hot tub, kitchen upgraded.
I -727-808- 8787

SUNDAY 1-3PM.-Clearview Oaks Condo.
55+ 5694 40th Terrace N. #321. 1 BR/1 BA first
floor Corner. New Bathroom, Washer/Dryer.
$35,500. 727-388-1395.

Chateaux Beautifully Remodeled. Lovely Pa-
tio. $106,900. Also Available, 2BR Townhouse,
$95,000. BEACH & LUXURY REALTY 727-
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.
Invest Now for the Lowest Prices. All Homes
Sold in "As is Condition" Beth Taylor, Broker
BEAUTIFUL VIEW-of Boca Ciega Bay. 31st
Avenue South at 49th Street South, Gulfport.
Quiet, Economical Condominium. 1/1, 2nd
floor south, Any Age, Pets, Available Now.
Asking $64,750. Call 727-343-3843 or Email:
dameoliver@verizon.net for info Sheet/Appt.

I T I Soe D v e I 40
2BR/2BA, Florida Room, separate breakfast
room, clubhouse, pools, updated!

B Darrell Biggs
Adamo & Associates

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Bank Owned
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
i 727-363-6000

NEW LISTING Manchester #107 2/2 w/bonus
room and patio. ................ Priced to Sell $99,500
Groton #315 2/2, corner unit w/covered parking.
Beautiful view for only ..................... $118,000
923 Brockwood Ct S. 3/2 w/pool
............. ...................................................$99,00
Diplomat #903 Large 2/2 on the open water.
Must see at ............................................$184,900
New on Market
Isla Del Sol 4th floor, 1/1.5 w/direct golf course
view. Own a piece of paradise for only.....$132,000

Bill Sampson Jr. 4Baird
727-776-7280 Realty rouD
3812 100TH PL, PP-Large 2BR/2BA/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.

DIPLOMAT #906 This spacious 1 bed, 1.5
bath unit has terrific open water views of the
bay. Reduced to $159,900.
LANCASTER #510 Serene marina view from
this 1 bdrm deluxe ready for immediate
occupancy. Some furniture too. It can be yours
for only $110,000!
GROTON #310 Totally renovated & Marina
view in this fabulous unit! Priced at $195,000
for 2 bdrms, 2 bath.
Call April Hornsleth or Desi McCarthy
at R.W. Caldwell, Inc. (727) 321-1212
Gabber March 4 March 10, 2010

NORTH ST. PETE-Active 50-55 Park w/Lake,,
2BR, New Enclosed Florida Room, Furnished,
Pets OK, Must Sell. $1900. 522-4443.
1BR MOBILE HOME- Florida Room, Newly
Remodeled, All new floors. 55+ Park. $5900
o.b.o. 727-346-5445.
BY OWNER-Town Shores Nottingham Bldg.
#302. 2BR/2BA 1250sqft. Magnificent Views.
Completely Furnished. Please call Jimmy 678-

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