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 18, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
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City-Wide Yard Sale-
This Saturday
see page 2

Win $100 in Free
Gabber Advertising
see page 6

Mainsail Arts Needs
see page 27

Gulfport CERT
Opens new Website
see page 30

Opinion On New
Health Care Plan
see page 34

Public Comment
From Council
see page 39

A Word To New
Council Members
see page 50

Tips For Spring
see page 54

The Gabber Goes
On Vacation
see page 56

Meals On Wheels
Needs Drivers
see page 60


since 19681

Clam Bayou Closes At Sunset
GULFPORT- From now on, Clam Bayou Park will
close one hour after sunset and reopen before sunrise.
The city made this move to cut down on certain
undesirable behaviors.
Police Chief Robert Vincent said that currently the
police are limited by the law in dealing with people
they find displaying certain unwanted behaviors;
he told council that closing the park would give the
police more power in eradicating those behaviors.
City council restricted access to secluded
See Bayou page 2

City Council Allows Smoker
Restaurant By Narrow Margin
GULFPORT- At Tuesday night's city council meeting,
city council voted three to two in favor to allow a new
smoker restaurant to operate on Gulfport Boulevard.
"It's not a certified smoker; the EPA does not
certify smokers," the applicant, John Riesebeck, said
in response to council member Jennifer Salmon's
questions. The Environmental Protection
See Smoker, page 15



No. 2148 March 18- March 24,2010 1

Unleashed in Gulfport
GULFPORT- Gulfport city council made
the city a safer place for dogs Tuesday
evening when it passed an ordinance
prohibiting unsupervised tethering of
dogs. The new law allows dog owners
to tie out their grown dogs only under
certain circumstances. Puppies may
not be tethered and no dog may be on
a chain, rope or other tether without
human presence.
"I was attacked by a dog that had
gotten off a chain and, as I put it back on
the chain, it attacked me and I have 36
stitches to show for it. As a member of
Florida Power and Light I saw the most
horrendous things with dogs tethered,"
Lisa Lombardo told Gulfport city
council Tuesday evening. A humane law
enforcement officer from the SPCA also
spoke against unsupervised tethering.
"I don't know if that's any better, to
be in a crate for eight to ten hours,"
freshman council member
See Leashed, page 3

Every Thursday

Sixth Annual Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes

Draws the Curious and Sentimental
By Leigh Clifton -
As Gulfport nears its
100th birthday, more
and more people are
becoming enamored
of its rich history and
eclectic architecture.
Last weekend the
public was welcomed
into 14 private homes
and businesses on the
Pink Flamingo Tour
of Homes to see first
-hand the amazing
designs of some of the
most diverse homes in
Gulfport. The event,
"A Century by the Bay"
was sponsored by the
Chamber of Commerce.
Event coordinator Mike Knettel shows off his newly renovated kitchen. He had just finished it
the night before the Pink Flamingo Tour.
See Tour, page 36

Bayou, from front page
areas east of the split rail fence
between these times.
According to a memo to city council
from Vincent, who asked that the city
close the park at sunset and reopen
it at sunrise, "the police department
has intelligence... indicating that
some individuals have advertised
for sexual contacts, specifically
referring to the park as a meeting
Vincent also said that the police
also have reports of sexual battery,
kidnapping, and arson in Clam
Bayou Park during night hours.

Council initially discussed changing
the hours the park would close to
10 p.m. from 6 a.m., although Vice-
Mayor Michele King and several
residents spoke against abbreviating
the hours as such.
"I can take you there any day and
you can pick them up if you would
bother to come down here," resident
Al Davis told council about the crack
pipes he told council he regularly
sees in the park. Davis, as well as
resident Margarete Tober, agreed
with council woman Michele King's
sentiment that the park should close
from dusk until dawn rather than
from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. daily.

City-Wide Yard Sale Brochures Available Now!
You can pick up the City Wide Yard Sale Brochure now at all City Facilities
until 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 19. On the day of the City Wide Yard Sale
event, Saturday, March 20, 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 Latest News then click "City Wide Yard Sale" link (use 2
pages of 8" 12 x 14" paper).
Over 50 Gulfport homes have participated, including Gulfport Elementary
Yard Sale at 2014 52nd St. S. Pick up your brochure and shop till you drop!

Tober also told council "I don't
know that ya'll have the experience
to second-guess the police chief,"
with regards to council questioning
Vincent's request that the park close
from sunrise to sunset.
Ultimately, council opted to close
the park one hour after sunset and
reopen it an hour before sunrise.
The closed areas will not hamper
the fishermen and dog-walkers
or, as city council suggested, the
activities of anyone not engaging
in nefarious activities, such as
"spurious lovemaking," as resident
Lee Stapella called it.

Rummage Sale at
Beth Sholom
Congregation Beth Sholom,
1844 54 Street S. in Gulfport, will
hold a rummage sale on Friday,
March 19 and Sunday, March 21
beginning at 8 a.m. Items include
clothing, collectibles, silver, holiday
decorations, boutique corner,
household items and more.

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Leashed, from front page
Jennifer Salmon said. Salmon asked
that council get an expert to make a
presentation. Mayor Yakes explained
that the council had already heard
this ordinance once and the time for
presentations had passed. Salmon
asked that the city revisit the
ordinance to see if it was working
after two years. Interim city attorney
Andrew Salzman said Salmon could
request information after 18 months
to determine the effectiveness of the
The other council members expressed
no concern about the ordinance.
"We're not breaking new ground
here," Vice-mayor King told Salmon.
King, who brought the request for

Joh -isbc' suram 0 Aple

such a law to council, previously used
Seminole as an example of a local city
with an anti-tethering ordinance.
"There are about six different
organizations who have studied
this and came to the conclusion
that tethering is a bad thing. (None
of those agencies) talks about the
dangers of crating; they talk about
the dangers of tethering."
The audience gathered responded
with applause when council passed
the ordinance unanimously.
The ordinance takes effect on
April 16 and the specific rules about
tethering are available from Police
Chief Rob Vincent at 893-1030. To

find the rules online, download the
agenda packet from Tuesday night's
council meeting at MyGulfport.us or
click on the Gabber's Facebook icon
at TheGabber.com.

New Morning
Yoga class
A new morning Yoga class is held on
Wednesday at 9 a.m. Cost is $10 a
class or $35 if you pay by the month.
For more information call Valerie at
727-557-4258 or go to her website-
getfitwithvalerie.com. Please bring a
yoga mat and a bottle of water.

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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.

Free Theater on the Bay
Tomorrow will mark the last movie
of the season. City of Gulfport's
"Theater on the Bay" is Friday, March
19 at 7 p.m. on the Recreation Field



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(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

Community Food Pantry
The Community Food Pantry housed
in the Senior Center is available for
Gulfport residents of all ages who
are in need. Proof of address and
income is required. Thanks to the
wonderful individuals and businesses
in the great City of Gulfport who so
generously supply food items for the
pantry on an ongoing basis.

Yard Sale to Benefit
Gulfport Elementary
Gulfport Elementary's Annual
Fundraising Yard Sale is Saturday,
March 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This
will be on the same day as the City
Wide Yard Sale, The Nautical Flea
Market, the Clam Bayou Cleanup
and the Gulfport Art Walk! Make
Gulfport Elementary, 2014 52 Street
S., your first stop on your Yard Sale
If you are interested in donating your
time as a volunteer or items for a great
cause for the Gulfport Elementary
students, call Pat Dunham at 727-

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 (.i.i1k-
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 volunteers. Contact 727-893-1092
or 727-893-1118.


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Are you 13-19 years of age?
Are you interested in becoming a part of
changing the way people view teens?
The Gulfport Teen Council is looking for you! Teen members' involvement
includes working with the City Council concerning equip ment recommendations;
budgetary considerations for City's parks and recreation programs; and
provide recommendations, suggestions and assistance with youth events for
city-sponsored festivals/programs. Teen Council members also gain valuable
community experiences by attending local and state conferences, participating
in community service projects and by representing the best of the City's youth.
Get involved today! There are two vacant regular member positions and three
vacant alternate member positions available. Applications may be picked up
at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Boulevard S. or City Hall, 2401
53 Street S. Positions are open until filled. A recommendation/reference letter
is required from a principal, school counselor, teacher or an adult not related
to applicant attached with the application.

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Sale into the Nautical
Flea Market
Interested in unloading some
nautical equipment or searching
for cool nautical gear? Well, look no
further as the City of Gulfport Marina
is hosting their yearly Nautical Flea
Market on Saturday, March 20 from
7 a.m. 2 p.m. at Gulfport Municipal
Marina, 4630 29 Avenue S. This
event will be right across the street
from the Clam Bayou Cleanup which
is held on the same day from 9 a.m.
- 1 p.m.

Cost for a 10x10 space is $10, so
sign up now as space is limited. Slip
renters are free. Please bring your
own table. For more information,
contact Harbormaster, Denis Frain
(727) 893-1071.
Family Movie Nights
in St. Pete Beach
ST. PETE BEACH: The St. Pete Beach
Community Center is now offering
brand-new Family Movie Nights
on the third Friday of every month.

These family-friendly events cost just
$2 for St. Pete Beach residents and
$3 for non-residents. Every month
will have a new theme, complete with
decorations, a themed movie, funny
photos and plenty of party favors to go
around. Bring your chairs or blankets
to enjoy the show. Snacks and drinks
will be available for purchase. Join
them for the kick-off event on March
19 at 7 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach
Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega
Drive. They willcelebrate St. Patrick's
Day with a special showing of "The
Magical Legend of the Leprechauns".
Call the Recreation Division at 363-
9245 for details.

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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Home Tour
ST. PETE BEACH- The 13th annual
Pass-a-Grille Home Tour presented
by the Pass-a-Grille Women's Club
(PAGWC) will be held on Sunday,
March 21 from 1-5 p.m. Parking is
available two blocks past the Don
CeSar Resort on the left going south,
and in the Pass-a-Grille Community
Church parking lot on 16th Ave. in
Pass-a-Grille. There will be a free
shuttle from the parking lots to the
homes. You may also ride your bike
or walk. There will be stairs to climb
on the tour, and most homes are not
handicap accessible. A reception will
be held at the PAGWC clubhouse
where refreshments and restroom
facilities will be available. For tickets
and information call 727-322-3050 or
go online at www.pagwc.com. Event
is a fundraiser for Voices for Children
and Friends of Strays.

Seniors' Chat Room
Experience table topics with the
Gulfport Senior Center's Chat Room

every Friday at 2 p.m. The Center
is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in

A Celebration of
Island History
Gulf Beaches Historical Museum
will celebrate its anniversary
month on Saturday, March 20 from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum houses
an extensive collection of archives,
articles, memorabilia, photographs
and cultural artifacts that tell the
story of their island history.

You can tour the museum, visit
with Silas Dent, an island legend,
take a docent led walking tour, find
books by local authors, see vintage
autos from Pin-MAR Antique Car
Club, grab a hot dog and enjoy a
pleasant spring day!
Gulf Beaches Historical Museum is
located at 115 10 Avenue, St. Pete
Beach and is open Thursday through
Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 1-4.
Always free admission. Call (727)
552-1610 for more information.

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Kenwood Art in the Park

Photo by Leigh Clifton
Sallie Hacket-Brown stands with one of her sculptures at the Kenwood Annual Art in the
Park Celebration last Saturday afternoon. Hacket-Brown, who won Best of Show, makes
sculptures out of ready made materials on hand. "I call them RE-construction sculptures,
because I use previously tooled components," she explained. The day was a beautiful one
but got a bit blustery later in the afternoon and several artists had trouble keeping their
artwork hanging.

Third Saturday Art Walk
Celebrate a new decade with an old tradition at the Gulfport Third Saturday
Art Walk on Saturday, March 20 from 6-10 p.m. and absorb Gulfport's authentic
"Old Florida" atmosphere.
Peruse the work of over 50 artists and crafters, as well as authors, antique
dealers and entertainers stretched over a half-mile up and down scenic Beach
Boulevard. While browsing the art and craft booths, don't miss Gulfport's
unique shops, boutiques and galleries. Enjoy dinner at one of over a dozen fine
restaurants within the Art District, now one of the foremost dining destinations
in the Bay Area. Live entertainers will be appearing at venues throughout
the Village. Observe the talented artists at work all along Beach and Shore
Gulfport Art Walk takes place on the First Friday and Third Saturday of
every month, year-round. Parking is always available, the event is free, and
free trolley rides are available from off-site parking areas, including nearby
Catherine Hickman Theatre and Gulfport Public Library. Pet and family
friendly! Experience a unique dining, shopping and cultural experience unlike
any other. Once you discover Gulfport, Tampa Bay's "best kept secret", you'll
want to come back for more.
For more information on many other Gulfport events, go to www.
ExploreGulfport.com or www.GulfportFlorida.us.

Spring Bonnet Tea
at Woman's Club
The GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club at 40 Snell Isle N.E. is
presenting the llth Annual Spring
Bonnet Tea on Sunday, March 28
from 2-4 p.m. The event offers tasty
morsels to tempt your palate. Hats
are encouraged. Wear your prettiest,
funniest or most unique hat, prizes
will be given. Please come and bring
a friend. Suggested donation is $10.
A tour of their Historical Clubhouse
is featured. Reservations by calling
823-2088 or 865-6825.

Players to Hold
Membership Meeting
The Gulfport Community Players
will hold a General Membership
Meeting on Friday, March 26 at
7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the
Players' Back Door Theater, located
at 4919 17 Avenue S. in Gulfport.
Look for their sign on 49th Street
South. The Treasurer will present
financial reports on the Players
and you can also see the set for
their next play, "Cookin' with Gus"
while at this meeting. Present and
past members are welcome, as well
as anyone interested in finding out
more about the Gulfport Community
Players. Join them for the meeting
and learn more about their group
and their work in bringing quality
live theater to the City of Gulfport.

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Cat Talk Class at SPCA
Explore the cat psyche at the SPCA
Tampa Bay's Cat Talk and Cat Care
class on Saturday, March 20 at 12:30
p.m. This 2-hour class will review cat
behaviors both good and not so good
as well as how to keep your felines
fit and healthy. The cost is $10. This
class is intended for humans, so
please leave your feline companions
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to view adoptable animals, go to www.
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Karaoke and Egg Hunt
on Corey Avenue
Celebrate the last Friday of March
on Corey Avenue with a quirky theme
of Karaoke and Easter Egg Hunt. On
Friday, March 26 from 5-8 p.m. join
others singing along in the courtyard
"karaoke style". Then work yourself
around participating stores hunting
for Easter eggs filled with coupons,
prizes, candies and more! The one
with the most eggs found by 8 p.m.
will win the Grand Prize of a $50
shopping certificate good at any
participating merchant. Free wine
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downtown St. Pete Beach. Visit www.
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Photo by Melissa Lattman
Surfers took advantage of some good waves at Upham Beach after last weekend's storm
on St. Pete Beach.

See You at the Adopt-A-Thon
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Four year old Sage Icaza gets her
face painted by artist Dawn Gurtner
at the Crawfish and Zydeco Festival
last Sunday. The great weather at the
festival drew large crowds, who came
for the crawfish, beer and zydeco
music. By 2:30 on Sunday afternoon,
Sal's Riverside Seafood Distributer,
from New Orleans, had run out of
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Spaces Still Available
for Springfest
Gulfport's 15th Annual Chamber
of Commerce SpringFest has vendor
openings for their Spring event on
March 27th. Participants sought
are "hands on" activities as well
as child and teen friendly vendors.
SpringFest is co-sponsored by the
City of Gulfport and takes place
from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday,
March 27. SpringFest attracted
aproximatelyl5,000 patrons in 2009,
and is expected to expand again this
year! The event is free to attend and
features a bonnet contest and parade,
food, a children's area, live music on
two stages, a Chalk Art Contest and
a fine selection of purveyors with
many brilliant wares. For vendor
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Quakers to Present
Forum on Social Issues
Petersburg Meeting of the Religious
Society of Friends (Quakers) is
launching a new Saturday evening
forum series that will focus on
many of today's most relevant and
controversial social issues. The
forums will feature guest speakers,
films, discussions and other creative
ways to explore the topics. All the
programs are free, and open to the
public. A goodwill offering that will
benefit a cause related to the topic
of the forum will be taken at each
The first forum is slated for
Saturday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at the
Quaker Meeting House, located at
190 19 Avenue SE in St. Petersburg.
It will focus on racial equality and
will include a film followed by a
discussion facilitated by Wendy
Loomas. Loomas is a member of the
Quakers and works for the Pinellas
County Health Department.
The film is entitled "The Story We
Tell". It explores the roots of the
race concept, including the 19th-
century science that justified it and
how it gained such a hold over our
minds. It explores how what we
assume to be normal, commonsense,
even scientific, is actually shaped by
our history, social institutions and
cultural beliefs. The film is about 56
minutes in length.
The St. Petersburg Meeting of the
Religious Society of Friends is part
of the liberal unprogrammed sect of
Quakers. Meeting for Worship is held
every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. There
is an adult first day school at 9:30.
Services last an hour.

Gabber March 18 March 24, 2010

Gulfport Names Vice-Mayor: Michele King
Michele King will serve as the Gulfport's new vice
mayor. Although the outgoing city council's policy
allowed each ward representative a chance to serve
as vice-mayor, council abandoned that policy at
Tuesday night's meeting and instead named King
as vice-mayor, the second time she has held the
Under the old policy Sam Henderson would have
filled the vacancy, left by outgoing councilmember
Bob Worthington.
Only 20 minutes after brand-new council member
Jennifer Salmon affirmed her oath of office, she
S suggested that the person in line for the position
under current thinking-Henderson-constituted
one of three newbiess" (ostensibly including herself and new councilmember
David Hastings in that grouping) and that Michele King would make the
better choice. Henderson took office in March 2009 and King in March 2005.
King first served as vice mayor in March 2008.
Salmon nominated Michele King and the council agreed unanimously.
The vice-mayor assumes the role of mayor in the mayor's absence or if the
mayor becomes unable to fulfill his duties.

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Proceeds benefit Food Pantry
Food Pantry is Open
1st & 3rd Sundays
from: 10 am to 12:30 pm
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Episcopal Church
3747 34th St. South St. Petersburg, FL 33711
(727) 867-7015

Pilgrim Congregational
United Church of Christ
You Are Always Welcome
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am
Nursery Available
Adult Sunday School 9:30 am
SWednesday Bible Study
11:00 am and 7:00pm
SI 6315 Central Ave.
1 H11 727-347-1226
"Diversity our strength, God's love our bond"

Metaphysical Community Church
1950 2nd Ave. No., St. Petersburg
(727) 822-8628 (727) 822-3157
Sunday Worship Services 11:00 am
Monday, Course in Miracles, 7pmr
Thurs. 3/18 Intuitive Development 7pm
Sat. 3/20 Flower Essence 1-4pm
Sun 2/21 Healing Concert 12:30-1:30pm

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Lenten Program at
Palm Lake Christian
Palm Lake Christian is offering
a special Lenten experience for
the entire family. Camp E.D.G.E.
(Experience and Discover God
Everywhere) will be held every
Sunday in March from 12:30-5 p.m.
Camp E.D.G.E. will offer lunch and
a schedule packed with fun and
inspiration. Crafts, music, youth
sessions, games and adult discussions
will fill the afternoons. A picnic after
worship on Sunday, March 28 will
close the camp. To register for Camp
E.D.G.E. please stop by the church at
5401 22 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg
or call 321-8356.

Uni d Ch rch of Christ
o150 49th St. N.

Sunday Mornings
Contemporary Worship service: 10:30am
Children's Sunday School: 9:30am
Adult Sunday School: 9:45am
Middle School Youth Group: 3:00pm
Children's Nursery Provided
Thursday Pastor's Book Study: 6:30pm
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TnRInIy Church oF The NazaRene
"Open ARms MinisriTes"
1000 55th Street S., Gulfport, FL 33707
Rev. Dennis E. Belus
Email: TrinityChurchNaz@Yahoo.com
Sunday School 9:30 am
Worship Service 10:40 am
Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study
and Kids night Out 6:00 pm

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

First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport

Child Care
both Sun. morn
&Wed. Evening

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

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



Join us for Anniversary Sunday!

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11:00 am Traditional Service
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Town Shores Bocce
The Blast has completed the first
week and next week the teams that
were not eliminated will continue to
play until the last team of women
and men are left standing in the
competition. They will square off on
Tuesday, March 30.
Tickets for the Blast Picnic are now
available from your building rep.
Stella's Deli in Gulfport is catering
the picnic. A delicious lunch of a
croissant sandwich, potato salad,

cookie and a drink for $5. Call your
building rep today.
The Bocce Dinner Dance is set
for this Saturday in the clubhouse
lounge at 5:30 p.m. They have 250
guests ready to enjoy "Frank Sinatra"
(Dale Williams) and a delicious meal
catered by Lee Roy Selmon's.

Rena Massey in Concert
at Pilgrim Church
On Sunday, March 21 at 3 p.m.,
Pilgrim Congregational United

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 727-544-0404
for an appointment.

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

Church of Christ (UCC) will present
the last of this season's concert series
in the "Rena Massey in Concert".
Rena is a brilliant pianist and a
former member of Pilgrim Church.
The program will be held in the
church's sanctuary at 6315 Central
Avenue in St. Petersburg. Donation
is $5 at the door. For information call
the church at 727-347-1226.

Relay for Life
Spaghetti Dinner
There will be a spaghetti dinner on
Saturday, March 27 from 4-8 p.m. at
JSR Training Center, 1601 49 Street
S. in Gulfport. Donation of $10 adults,
$6 ages 5-12 and kids under 4 free to
benefit Relay for Life. Call Sandy at

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Sm okerj from front page
Agency (EPA), Riesebeck said, only
regulates the opacity of the smoke.
Riesebeck said he planned to light
his smoker at 5 a.m. and told council
that lighting the smoker would
produce the majority of the smoke.
He produced photos of his smoker
shortly after he lit it; those photos
showed s plume of white smoke
coming out of the top of the smoker.
"You can actually control, to a point,
how much smoke comes out of it
because you have damper and you
can close the damper," Riesebeck
told council in response to Salmon's
"We've contacted the state and the
county and no one's aware of any
EPA-certified smoker," Fred Metcalf
told council in response to King's
query as to whether or not the EPA
certified smokers. One opponent
of the smoker, Mark Gildauskis,
suggested at Tuesday night's
meeting as well as during a Planning
and Zoning meeting two weeks ago
that Riesebeck buy an EPA-certified
Although the council and the
public discussed the emissions from
Riesebeck's smoker at length, city
manager Jim O'Reilly reminded
council that the vote before them
did not address the emissions or
the possibility of the smoker as a
nuisance in the city. Instead, he told
them, they had to vote on a zoning
"We're not regulating smoking;
we're regulating the zoning," O'Reilly
explained as questions about
regulating the smoker arose.
"We have no 'pollution' standards
for a smoker," Freshman council

Large Dog
Park Closes for
The City of Gulfport would like
to remind you that the City Dog
Park (large dog area) will be closed
for routine maintenance from
Monday, April 12 through Friday,
April 23. The park will reopen on
on Saturday, April 24.
Please contact Bob Williams at
(727) 893-1092 if you have any
questions regarding the closure of
the park.
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member David Hastings said. He
said that some county employees
receive training to rate the density
(also called opacity) of the smoke
emissions from the smoker. The
county allows 19% or less visible
omissions. Hastings did not say that
this training would teach employees
to test for particulate matter,
carcinogens, or other potential
"As much as we don't want to
hear this, businesses are allowed to
pollute... just like our vehicles. We're
all polluters out here. Here, we have

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Hastings said.
Hastings added that he felt Gulfport
should give Riesebeck the opportunity
to prove his business would not be a
"If he opens up his business and he
creates a nuisance, then we have a
statue that covers that."
Hastings, King and Yakes voted for
the smoker; Henderson and Salmon
voted against. Riesebeck said he
plans to start serving food tomorrow
(Friday) at his new location.


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Carol Hasbrouck, successful
businesswoman and owner of
"Intentional Living...Live Your Life
on Purpose" will be the speaker for the
March 18 BPW meeting. Hasbrouck,
a Certified Passion Test Practitioner,
helps guide people to the five most
important things in their lives and
then gives them the tools to live the
rest of their lives with purpose and
The group meets at 400 Beach
Seafood and Tap House located at 400
Beach Drive NE in St. Petersburg.

Networking begins at 11:30 a.m.
and the meeting begins at 12 noon.
Meetings are open to the public but
reservations (see below) must be
made by noon the Tuesday prior to
the meeting. Cost is $16 for members
and $21 for visitors.
BPW St. Pete Pinellas is the local
chapter of Business and Professional
Women/USA. Founded in 1919, the
organization is multigenerational
and nonpartisan. The local
organization's mission is to achieve
equity for all women in the workplace
through advocacy, education and

For more information visit www.
BPWStPetePinellas.org or to reserve
email RSVP@BPWStPetePinellas.
org or call 727-471-8248.

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
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for your special event or meeting. For
more information on rental rates, or
any of their club activities, please call

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Tour Barbara
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By Natalie Leggette
Join me for a tour of the park on
March 18 at 1 p.m. and see the
new design for the butterfly garden
that we will be installing. Anyone
who has a group can contact me at
384-0701 to tour the park.
Please remember no dogs are
allowed in this park due to the birds
feeding on the ground. Barbara
Gilberg Habitat is located at 1600
Pasadena Avenue.

Guardian ad
Litem Training
The next training to become a
Guardian ad Litem will be April 10
to May 8, Saturdays from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. for five weeks at Pasadena
Community Church, 227 70 Street
S. in St. Petersburg. There will be
a special 30 minute orientation on
Tuesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in room
2B at the Church's Life Enrichment

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in court and the child welfare system
for abused, abandoned or neglected
children and teens. The average time
needed is six to eight hours a month.
The Guardian ad Litem visits the
child every month, becomes familiar
with the child's case and makes
recommendations to the court to help
ensure the child has a safe, caring
and stable environment.
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The weather was breezy but that
did not interfere with the garden
center program or viewing the
plants at the nursery. It was a good
The next meeting is a tea, flower
show and business meeting on
April 8 in the Gulfport Presbyterian
Church Social Hall, 531327 Avenue
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Evan Mehlenbacher is an international speaker on
the healing power of prayer. Shortly after graduating
from Stanford, Evan was asked by others to pray for
them, and they were healed. To help others full-time,
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Arlene Martindale, Gulfport: "I
don't believe in global warming. First
of all, it's been very cold here. I don't
trust the science; it seems that the
scientists who have been studying
it have falsified their records. It's a
money maker for Al Gore; he has been
making so many public appearances.
I have not see weather like this in
Florida for 30 years. It seems to be
getting colder here, not warmer and
now it rains all the time. It used to
always rain from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
every day. Now it can last all day and
night. To me, that's global cooling,
not global warming."

Jeremiah Joseph, So. Pasadena:
"Oh yeah, I think it's real, but I don't
like to get into the politics of it. But
there has to be repercussions for our
action. Look at all the extremes in
weather we've been experiencing.
There's got to be a reason, not just
because. The large amounts of
snowfall and record breaking heat
have been a good indicator that it's
not just a little warming going on.
We're just destroying our planet and
eventually she's gonna kick us out!"

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Arnika Shenn, Gulfport:
"Absolutely ... I was actually just
talking to my mother about what
a weird winter it's been and about
all the rain we've had and strange
temperature changes. It's been really
cold, 30 degrees for a week, then
turning 78-80 degrees the next. I do
believe that global warming has got
a lot to do with this particular winter
because I noticed a lot of changes in
the environment and global warming
has started to become a bigger issue.
I live on the water and I don't usually
think about global warming as much
as I should. People just push it to
the side and don't think about it
and they should. This is our Earth
and we should take care of it; just
be more green. Turn off the TV and
the computer. Start to develop a
daily routine that includes using less
energy. That would make a difference.
Maybe not a big difference, but it's a
start at least. I think we need to teach
more about conserving our resources
in school. It was never really an issue
for our generation, but for today's
kids, they are the ones who will
make the biggest impact. The more
the next generation goes green, the
more positive impact it will have on
the environment."

Larry McDaniels, St. Pete: "I do
believe that there are consequences
for our actions; climate changes,
snow amounts, even earthquakes,
while maybe not totally attributable
to global warming, may certainly
be helped along by our destruction
of our resources. I don't think it's
all attributable, but we're definitely
aiding it. The Earth has gone through
some natural phases; we had the Ice
Ages, tropical heat and major changes
that could just be the Earth going
through its own cleansing process.
It's the Earth's defense mechanism.
We could be damaging the normal
earth cycles. I mean, the Ice Age
cleaned everything out, kind of like
a reset button. WE may be helping
it along and taking it to a more rash

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Town Shores Golf
Time is running out to get your reservation in for the next golf outing to be
held on Saturday, March 27. Don't delay, call today! Checks or money order
must be turned in by Monday, March 22. Checks can be made out to Terra Ceia
Bay Country Club.
This outing is open to all Town Shores men and women residents and guests.
Get your foursome together or they will pair you up with another group.
The March price is $45 includes golf, cart, lunch, beverages and prizes. Check
in is between 7:45-8:05 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
Please call for reservations and get your money to any of the following committee
members: Gene Marckini at 345-4483, Lew Lamb at 343-3046, Chester Halgas at
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Thank you, Cathy
Dear Editor: Cathy Salustri's article
in your March 11 issue concerning
cancer is the finest article directed
to the layman that I have ever
read. It is thoroughly sympathetic
to people facing cancer but written
with a sense of humor that makes
the distasteful subject palatable.
Her observation of people living with
cancer or who have died from this
dreaded disease is exceptionally
moving. Congratulations to Ms.
Silustri for such a personal yet
insightful article.
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Hundreds Blog Budget
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There were 594 unique readers that
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eTownHall on Monday night, with 335
comments blogged, and 304 posted.
Those that were not posted did not
meet the terms of participation.
As questions were received
and posted, the Board of County
Commissioners addressed the issues
that the bloggers sent in during the
live meeting that was part of the
eTownHall format.
All of the questions will be reviewed,
with the answers posted on the
eTownHall website. Participants
are asked to check the website
periodically. Similar questions may
be collectively answered.
The eTownHall meeting, as well
as the three public budget meetings
held throughout the county this
month, provides the commission
with feedback that will help them
prioritize as they approach the task
of cutting $60 million from the fiscal
year 2011 budget.
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The public meeting will give
residents a chance to familiarize
themselves with the budget
process. All attendees are given a
questionnaire asking about priority
programs and services. They are
then given the opportunity to speak
to the staff in charge of the program
areas that are under the purview of
the County Commission, and spend
time with the commissioners and
the county administrator. During
the latter part of the evening, time
is allocated to citizens wishing to
publicly address the commissioners,
and the questionnaires are collected.

For more information on the
meetings, visit www.pinellascounty.
org or call (727) 464-3000.
Pinellas County complies with
the Americans with Disabilities
Act. To obtain accessible formats of
this document, please contact the
Communications Department at
(727) 464-4600/TDD (727) 464-4431.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceeding
you are entitled, at no cost to you, to
certain assistance. Within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
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Theatre Walk Comes to
Gulfport's Art District
After a four year hiatus, Three
Muses & A Fool Productions is excited
to present its 9th Theatre Walk
"Smitings". This lively theatrical
event centers around six short plays
written by award-winning writer, and
author of the "hauntingly hilarious",
"Still Life with Bulls and Sangria".
This year, The Walk is led by a
disgruntled substitute Sunday School
teacher, trying her best to recall the
biblical stories she's supposed to
be teaching. She ushers her "class"
through Gulfport's Art District,
where her peculiar recollections of
Goliath, Samson & Delilah, Jesus,
Joan of Arc, and even the Norse
God Odin materialize on the streets.
Directed by Ciara Carinci, the
cast includes veteran Walkers Jim
Greene, Lynda Kavy, Tom Laitinin,
Bethany Peabody and Peter Suarez.
Performances are March 25, 26,
27, April 1 and 3, Thursdays at
7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturdays at
8:30 p.m. The Walk commences at
the Courtyard Village on Beach Blvd.

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Gulfport Springfest
The 15th Annual Gulfport Springfest
Street Festival celebration is planned
for Saturday, March 27 from noon to
8p.m. along historic Beach Boulevard.
The event is co-produced by the
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce and
the City of Gulfport. Proceeds to
benefit Charities of Gulfport Chamber
of Commerce. Bring the whole family,
a few friends or a whole crew to enjoy
the festivities. The event will host an
array of food, art and craft vendors
as well as the Bonnet Parade & Hat
Contest participants are encouraged
to create their own hat masterpieces
with simple materials and some
creativity and attend the festivities.
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to become the judges' champion.
Participants will be judged during the
parade at 4 p.m. and the winners will
be announced immediately following.
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
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
Vendors can download an application
at SIKPromotions.com or call 727-
322-5217. For more information,
please contact the Gulfport ('h.mlnil.
of Commerce at 727-344-3711.

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Gulfport Senior
Center Snack Bar
5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport
8 a.m. 3 p.m.
Always Available Menu:
Bagels and assorted Danish
Hot Dogs
Tuna, Egg and Chicken Salad
Assorted Soups
Ice Cream items
Beverages Available include:
Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate,
Sodas and Juices
Check for Daily Specials!
Daily Congregate Dining offered
By Neighborly Care Network
Monday to Friday at 12 noon
Contact Jay at 344-2111
to apply for the program
(5 day processing time)
Prepaid Guest meals available
$5.25 (3 days notice needed)
Volunteer Opportunities
Senior Center:
Contact Cynthia at 893-1231
Meals on Wheels:
Contact Pat Hazell at
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belly rubbed and meeting new people. If I really
like you, I'll even headbutt you! I'm looking for that
extraordinary family that will make me a member
of their family and love on me for a lifetime! Stop by
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call 727-586-3591.

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Meet Moby, a stunning male hound, with gorgeous
eyes and fawn ticking throughout his white coat. He
is one of those dogs that seems as if he's never had
a bad day in his life always happy! He's also very
accommodating, attentive, interactive, and loving.
He gets along very well with the other greys out at
the kennel. He needs to get into a foster home so if
you can help out, give Greyhound Pets of America
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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The
mistake happened when you backed
off instead of going forward. You
didn't want to push it. Unfortunately,
the path of least resistance is not
always readily available to you. The
problem you face can only be solved
with more courage, endurance or
resolve. And you might have to push,
too. That's what's called for.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). No
wonder people want to be around
you. You are cheerful, interested
and helpful. What they don't know is
that you may not actually be feeling
that way on the inside -- at least not
at first. But your habit of acting as
though you feel terrific always wins
out eventually, and you become just
as happy as the act.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20).
Reaching out, caring and building
relationships through shared fun
are serious business, worthy of your
best attention. If you have trouble
allowing yourself to cut loose, tell
yourself that you're doing it for the
survival of the human species, which
depends on the connections we make
with one another.
GEMINI (clI.,y 21-June 21). You
wouldn't mind if a certain person paid
a little more (or a lot more) attention
to you. You can be captivating when
you put your mind to it. You may
be moving too fast, not giving this
person the chance to notice you. Slow
it down to half the speed, and you
may very well attract the attention
you've been craving all along.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll
be putting your whole self into a job,
and you will succeed because you
are brave enough to do this. Others
in your position have held back,
afraid of the criticism they would get
and the pain that might cause. You
realize that what others think of your
work is not the point -- at least not at
this juncture.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Being
creative is not just about being able to

paint a picture. It takes imagination
to solve even the most practical of
business, finance or basic lifestyle
issues. A sensitive artist type will
bring out your creativity this week.
Although, you're already so inspired
that it really doesn't take much
coaxing to light your fire.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll
need your environment to serve
a different function than it once
did. You'll be designing a space to
new specifications. Maybe you'll be
turning an area into a workspace.
You'll be extremely productive once
this project is finished, though it
may take a while. Keep only what is
useful or positively meaningful.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There's
a bit of trouble with someone who
is too self-conscious to understand
what you need, let alone deliver it.
Consider how insecure and fragile
this person must feel. That will help
you think the nicest thought possible
when you look into his or her eyes.
Believing the best in people just
might make it so.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It will
be harder to connect with someone
you know well than it is to connect
with a stranger. That's because
there's so much water under the
bridge with your familiar one. Not
to worry, there is hope in mending
things or breathing new excitement
into them. Start simple. Detect the
other person's energy, and respond.
21). You have put yourself in such
a position that there is no backing
down. You knew this would be the
way, and on some level, you did it on
purpose. You knew that if you had
no choice, you would be forced to
succeed -- and succeed you will. You
are capable of a great deal more than
you imagine.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
The old methods of managing your
personal life need an update, and


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an organized friend helps you forge
new habits. This weekend, you will
finally be participating in that event
you've been looking forward to for so
long -- and yes, the experience will
be all you had hoped it would be. A
Taurus is your lucky contact.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
You've put off a pleasurable task long
enough. Why delay your satisfaction
any longer? You deserve to feel just
as taken care of as the people you
have been caring for. This weekend,
everyone enjoys being generous with
you, so you may as well get used to
it. Your sincere thanks is all they
want in return.
This Week's Birthdays: This
year turns up your zest for life.
The increased passion touches your
personal life first, and relationships
become both exciting and tender
through April. You discover your
independence at work in May. A
wound of the spirit will be healed in
June. Your finances will reflect your
improved self-esteem, and you'll
work hard and smart enough to net
a big summer bonus. Education and
travel will be featured in September.
2011 kicks off with a meaningful and
memorable kiss.

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

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Mainsail Arts Festival
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.

Spaghetti Luncheon to
Benefit Relay for Life
Join the City of Treasure Island in
the fight against cancer by attending
a Spaghetti Luncheon on Friday,
March 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
at the Treasure Island Community
Center, Gulf Boulevard at 106th
Avenue. Ticket prices are $6 for
adults and $5 for children. Advance
tickets purchases receive a discount
of $1 off. Tickets are on sale at the
Treasure Island City Hall, 120 108
Avenue. Proceeds from the Spaghetti
Luncheon will benefit the American
Cancer Society's Relay for Life on
April 16-17 on the Treasure Island
municipal beach. For additional
information, please call the Treasure
Island Recreation Department at
(727)", 17-4575, ext 237.

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St. John Vianney Church on Blind Pass in St. Pete Beach. The Angellos enjoyed the night
out. Max said his favorite part of the food was making his own root beer float. The Friday
dinners from 4:30 until 7 p.m. go through March 26.The menu includes pizza and baked
and fried fish with prices ranging from $5-10 for a complete meal. The Hubbard Family
of Friendly Fisherman Seafood Restaurant in Madeira Beach donates most of the food.
Proceeds benefit the church's school.

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Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068

mygulfport.us and follow the
links: City Departments, Leisure
services, Rec. Center.

Open Gameroom Tues. &
Thurs., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Adult Basketball Mon., Wed. &
Fri, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thurs., 6-9
School Year Child Care Pro-
gram Grades K-5, (up to age 14
on in-service days).
Teen Night Teens, age's middle
school to 17. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9
Tot Time Program Ages 3-5
year old, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

NEW CLASSES- Interested in
teaching a class? Call John at
727-893-1079 for more info

* Belly Dance Starts April 13th,
Tues., 6:45 p.m. Call Daniela at

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.
* Floral Design- Wed., March 17th
(last class) at 6:15 p.m. Call Lori at
* Gymnastics Fri., 5:30 p.m. Call
Barbara at 804-9400.
* Karate Mon. & Fri., 6:30 p.m.
Call Diane at 459-1399.
* Knitting Class- Thurs. 10:30 a.m.
Call Latoya at 823-0437
* Nia Wed., 9:00 am. Call Kaluwa
at 729-9410.
* Noisemakers Mon., 6 p.m. Call
Gabe at 345-7472. Call for inter-
* Sumyie -Wed., 6 p.m. Call Mike
at 320-5035.

* Stretch and Tone, Tues. & Thurs.,
9-10 a.m. Call Jean 302-9423
* Tai Chi Tues. & Thurs., 9 a.m.
Call Aletta at 344-5181 or Marge at
* Tennis Tues., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m.
and 6 p.m. Call Jack at 430-0690.
* Walking Club Thurs., 9 a.m.
Call John at 893-1079.
* Watercolor with Patsi -Begin-
ners/Intermediate- Thurs., 6:30
p.m. Call Patsi at 501-3559.
* Yoga in the A. M. Starts March
17th, Wed., 9 a.m. Call Valerie at
* Yoga Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Tamara at 512-2763.
* Zumba Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Daniela at 561-302-6174.

ALL skaters must purchase a stick-
er. Annual cost is $5 res. /$10 non-
res. Skaters 17 years of age and
younger must be accompanied by a
parent, have proof of residency and
fill out a consent form. Availabil-
ity to register: Monday Friday, 9
a.m.-8 p.m.

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

Gulfport Creative Short Story
Writers: Every Wednesday, 10:00
AARP Tax Aid: Fri.L.i\ through
April 9. Doors open at 10:00 am, no
new clients admitted after 3:00 pm.
A free service for seniors & others
on low or fixed incomes. First-come,
first-served. Bring all tax papers
and a copy of last year's return.
One-on-One Computer Instruc-
tion: By appointment only--contact
Alex Hooks at the Reference Desk,
or call 893-1073.
Exhibition of Works by Senior
Artists Workshop: Opening Re-
ception: Friday, March 5, 6:00-8:00
pm. Through March 25.
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.
The G & O Book Club: Saturday,
March 20, 1:30 pm. Philosophical
discussion group based on the works
of mystic G. I. Gurdjieff and philoso-
pher P. D. Ouspensky.
Short Stories Study Group: Mon-
day, March 22, 1:00 pm. Presented
by local chapter of Brandeis Univer-
sity Women.
Genealogy Discussion Group:
Saturday, March 27, 1:00 pm.
Crafts Club for All Ages: Satur-
day, March 27, 2:00 pm.

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

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Thank You. Senior Citizens Advisory
Committee:Did you know that there are
members of this community who are looking
out for you? The Senior Citizens Advisory
Committee members are appointed by City
Council to serve as your advocate. The
following announcements are some of their
suggestions to help market programs and
activities for seniors.
Coffee Shop: How about a cup of coffee and
some delicious pastry? There's a comfortable
spot waiting for you at the Senior Center
Snack Bar. Breakfast and lunch items are
also available. Great prices! Come check us
GEMS Goes to Fresh Market: Thinking
about getting some fresh produce at Gulfport
Fresh Market on Tuesday mornings? The
GEMS Mini-Bus would like to take you there
for free on the last Tuesday of each month
from 9am to noon. You don't even have to
be a registered GEMS member for this trip
but you do have to live in Gulfport! Would
you like an arm to lean on? A Senior Center
volunteer would love to assist you. Come and
take advantage of what Gulfport offers at the
Fresh Market! Call GEMS at 893-2242 to
make your reservation.
Community Food Pantry: The Community
Food Pantry housed in the Senior Center is
available for Gulfport residents of all ages who
are in need. Proof of address and income are
required. Thanks to the wonderful individuals
and businesses in the great City of Gulfport
who so generously supply food items for the
pantry on an ongoing basis.
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
$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!
The Steve Wayne Show: Back by popular
demand "Steve Wayne" will wow you with
a sterling performance you won't want to
miss. Tickets ($8.00) are now available at the
Senior Center for Friday, April 16 at 7pm at
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the Catherine A. Hickman Theater. Cash bar
available. Tickets will also be available at the
door for $10.00.
Elder Consumer Protection Expo: Stetson
University College of Law will be offering free
materials and services to promote knowledge
about consumer protection related matters
on Tues. Apr. 20 from 9am-2pm. Lots of good
info and free shredding of your unwanted
personal papers. Free Continental Break-fast
& door prizes. Call 562-7888 for details. Don't
forget the GEMS bus or Gulfport trolley to get
you there.
"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 Lynda Shehan for
organizing this event. Entry fee: $10. Watch
the Gabber for further details.
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.
"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.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren:
Tues. March 30 at 10am
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
AARP Drivine Classes: are held on the first
two Tuesdays of every month from 1-4pm.
Call 343-9044 to register and fee info.
Ongoing Support Groups:
Diabetic Support (Every Mon. at 10am)
Hearing Support (1st & 3rd Mon at 2pm)
Art Class: There are a few more openings in
the Art Class that meets on Mondays at 4pm.
Bingo:Fridays at 1pm. Thanks to our
Sponsor Gulf Shore Rehab & Nursing Center
for providing refreshments every Friday in
Movie of the Month: "Grumpier Old Men"
on Mon. Mar. 22 at 12:45pm in the Hickman
Theater. Free. Bring a friend!
Wii Bowling every Thurs. at 1pm and every
first and third Tues. at 6:30pm. More bowlers
are needed for the evening sessions so come
and join the fun! Thanks to the students at
Stetson College of Law for being a part of this
Beginning Bridge now meets every Monday
at 1pm starting March 29 & at 6:30pm.
Other Fun Activities
Quilting, Cards, Harmonica, Line Dancing,
Language Classes, Exercise Classes, Bingo,
Tai Chi, Yoga, a Fitness Center and much
more! Come and check us out!
Join our E-mail List: Send us your e-mail
address at colr'ni im-sulfil rt.us or sfrank@
mygulfport.us and we will send you our
monthly activity calendar and notices on
special events.

Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-l070
Overeaters Anonymous: Sun.

5501 27th Ave. So.
Island Community Theatre
April 1st-1 th
Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Sun. Matinee, 2 p.m.
Tickets $15, Fri. & Sat.
2 for $20 Thrs.
Call 727-430-2328 or


5500 Shore Blvd. So.
Bobby Hendericks
of the Original Drifters
Fri., March 19, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $15 adv/$20 day of

Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun., March 21, 6-10pm

Every Tuesday
Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm $7
12-1 Inter, 1-2 Beg., 2-3 Dancing
Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm $7
6:30-1st timers, 7-8-Beg. Lesson,
8-10:30pm Practica/Milonga

Every Wednesday
Swing Dance 6 -11pm $7
6-8 Lessons, 8-11pm Swing Dance

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

Fun in the Sun
Day Event
The "Fun In The Sun" Day
children's event is presented by the
City of Gulfport and Stetson College
of Law Public Service Fellows. The
event is Saturday, April 3 from 10-12
p.m. at the Gulfport Recreation
Center (5730 Shore Boulevard S.).
The free festivities will include an
egg hunt for children ages 8 and
under, face painting, inflatables,
entertainment, demonstrations and
a barbecue. Children will also have
the opportunity to climb into the
driver's seat of their favorite vehicle:
police car, police boat, fire truck,
ambulance, garbage truck and many
more. Remember to bring a basket for
the egg hunt and a camera to capture
a photo with Peter Cottontail.

Gulfport CERT
Announces Website
The Gulfport Community
Emergency Response Team (CERT)
is pleased to announce their new
website. The site can be accessed at

www.GufportCERT.com and through
The Citizens Corps website. The
CERT website has many features
including a calendar of upcoming
events, news, weather information,
and special announcements. If you
would like to know more or become
a volunteer you can contact them at

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
Wednesday, March 24 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
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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.

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 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

Yoga Classes in
St. Pete Beach
The St. Pete Beach Community
Center located at 7701 Boca Ciega
Drive is offering Yoga classes
appropriate for all skill levels. Check
out the St. Pete Beach website www.
spbrec.com under Adult Programs,
Yoga Classes, or contact Wendy
Hessinger 727-686-0123, Cathy
Sattler 727-367-7573, or Osha Ray

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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 interested will take
a walk and do a beach cleanup
followed by a potluck picnic at 12
noon. Contact Mary at 551-0307 or
agreatpickle@hotmail.com for more

Elder Consumer
Protection Expo
The Elder Consumer Protection
Program is hosting the Bay Area
Elder Consumer Protection Expo
on April 20 from 9-2 p.m. at Stetson
University College of Law, 1401 61
Street S. in Gulfport.
Free and open to the public, the
expo offers materials and services
promoting knowledge about
consumer protection related matters.
Event features free shredding
services to discard unwanted
personal papers, Do-Not-Call / Opt-
Out / Credit Report Registration
kiosks, exhibit booths by various
federal, state, and local agencies and
Consumer Protection Information
Sessions. Free ContinentalBreakfast
and door Prizes.
For more information, please
contact Slade V. Dukes at or email
to elderconsumers@law.stetson.
edu.Space and food may be limited;
RSVP encouraged.

Arts Gathering Kicks Off
Vision with "Pot Luck"
GULFPORT: A small but growing
number of Gulfport residents have
a vision in mind with a simple but
apt name: "The Gathering." At the
Gathering, the work of local fine
artists would be on display and for
sale in a gallery centrally located in
what has historically been Gulfport's
"Art Village." At the same facility,
artists in residence would have
studio spaces devoted to the creation
of their work.
To dedicate and draw attention
and energy to this new effort, a
"pot luck" event will be held on
Thursday, April 1st from 7 to 9 p.m.
at Peg's Cantina and Brew Pub, 3038

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Beach Boulevard S. in Gulfport. An
original work of art valued at $350
by local award-winning glass artist
Owen Pach is currently on display
at Peg's. Chances to win the art
work are now available for $5 each
at Peg's. Chances are also available
at Domain Home Accessories, 3129
Beach Blvd. South, where additional
glass art pieces by Mr. Pach are
available. The drawing will be held
at 8 p.m. Funds from the "pot luck"
will be used to defray non-profit

organizational start-up costs for The
Live music by local trio Blue Cypress
will also be featured during the April
1st event. Blue Cypress offers spare
and sweet arrangements of old and
original alt-Americana-style tunes,
with guitar, banjo and lead vocals
by Erin Janus.
For more information about this
event, contact Peg's Cantina at 727-

Local Obituaries-
WALLACE, 93, of
Gulfport, died on
March 9. Born in
Doeville, TN, on
May 20, 1916, to
Daniel Stacy and
Mary Alice Stout
Wallace, she was predeceased by her
nine brothers and sisters. In 1937,
she married Herbert A. Cleveland
of Avondale, PA who was killed in
France during World War II. Mrs.
Cleveland moved to Gulfport in 1953,
and is survived by two daughters,
Barbara Cleveland Dye and Sharon
Cleveland Layman; grandson Bryan
Keith Layman; great grandson
Brandon Keith Layman, a special
niece Hazel Weaver of Elizabethton,
TN and her daughter Debbie Sparks
of Jonesborough, TN as well as many
nieces and nephews; great-nieces
and nephews and great great-nieces
and nephews and their families.

Services will be private. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to your church or favorite
charity. ALifeTribute FuneralCare -

DANIEL, CLARA, 89, of So.
2, 2010. Survived by her children,
Patricia, Cynthia and Kenneth and
their spouses; 6 grandchildren; 4
great-grandchildren. Mass will be
celebrated at St. John Vianney, St.
Pete Beach, on Tuesday, April 6 at
10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Hospice of the
Florida Suncoast.

90, of South Pasadena, died
March 9, 2010. Survived by her
loving family. Online obit www.
gunterfuneralhome.com. E.
Dale Gunter Funeral Home St.
Petersburg, 727-528-2880.
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Gulfport Lions
Pancake Breakfast
The Gulfport Lions will be presenting
their fourth Pancake Breakfast of
the season on Saturday, April 3 from
7 a.m to 11 am. Please note these
new serving hours.
Breakfast will be served at the
Gulfport Lions Center, 4630 Tifton
Drive S. in the Gulfport Marina Area.
Pancakes with syrup, scrambled
eggs and sausage with coffee or tea
to drink, and all you care to eat at
the donation price of $4 per person.
Bring your entire family and friends
and spend an enjoyable morning
overlooking beautiful Boca Ceiga
Bay. You might even see some
manatees. Children really love these
When you come and support their
fund raising activities, you are
doing much to help us help those
in need. Gulfport Lions is a service
organization meeting the needs of
those less fortunate.

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

Tax Service Available
at Gulfport Library
AARP Tax Service will be at the
Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28
Avenue S. This is a free service for
seniors or others on low or fixed
incomes on Fridays through April
9. Doors open at 10 a.m. and no new
clients are admitted after 3p.m. This
is available on a first-come, first-
served basis. Bring all tax papers
and a copy of last year's return.
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,
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from the comfort of home, at no
charge. To learn more, visit www.
aarp.org/taxaide .
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Care Givers
Support Groups
Do you find yourself "caring" for
the health concerns of another?
If so, consider coming to one of
Pasadena Community Church's Care
Giver Support Groups in the Life
Enrichment Center at 227 70 Street
S. One group meets on Tuesday
evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and

the other meets on Wednesdays from
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Both groups are open to the public
and provide a confidential setting
for those attending to share with
others who are in like situations
their experiences, joys and concerns
of "care giving". The person may be a
relative or just a good friend. It is not
necessary that the individual reside
in the same house with you or even
the same state.
Call Pam Lanning at 347-2809 or
Barbara Posey at 381-2499, ext. 214.
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Your New Health
Care Plan
By the time you read this (I'm
writing on a Sunday night)
you may have a health care
law whether you want it or not. It
may be 2,000 or 3,000 pages long. I
say "may" because it's not all written
yet. House and Senate Democrats are
tweaking a Senate Bill that already
passed the Senate in the hopes that
the House will vote for that bill and
eliminate the necessity of going for 60
(super majority) votes in the Senate
for a new, conference bill.
It's all very complicated legally
and parliamentarian-wise speaking,
but it gets around Republican
opposition. Actually it's a ram-down-
jam-down move cloaked in a process
call reconciliation which is anything
but reconciling. Anyway, it is very
unlikely that any legislator will have
read the entire bill. A 12 or so page
summary covers a lot of the ground,
but one does have to wonder what's
in the other 2,000 plus pages.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
advocated passing the bill so we could
see what is in it. She later said the
bill would permit artists, writers and
others to quit their day jobs to pursue
their dreams without worrying about
health care. I guess she has a point.
With food stamps and health care
paid for, one could pretty well drift
around worrying only about housing
and transportation. It's not a bad
deal on someone else's buck. If only
we had free housing, too.
Whatever. The proposal, in less
than 12 pages, provides health care
coverage for 31 million uncovered
people. Medicaid (the state program
for the indigent) is expanded.
Medicare Advantage is clipped.
Families with income sofupto $88,000
get subsidies. Insurance companies
have to provide certain minimum
benefits no pre-conditions.
Individuals have to get insurance or
pay a fine. Companies with over 50
employees have to provide benefits
or pay a per capital fee. Medicare
will be clipped by $500 million by

lessening fraud and establishing
"better practices" procedures and
controlling fees to providers. There
will be 1,200 new community health
centers built and staffed. There will
be a new national health corps (Is
that pronounced "corpse"?).
Health care "exchanges" will
be established by the insurance
companies so that people can shop
policies. These will be private
insurance companies, but the process
will be managed by the federal
government. The IRS will monitor
the enforcement side.
To pay for this, insurance
companies, pharmaceutical and
medical equipment companies will
endure certain fees and/or taxes and
insurance company rates will be
regulated and controlled. Rich people,
those with individual incomes over
$200,000 and families with $250,000
will have tax surcharges placed upon
them. Medicare taxes (including the
employers' share) for those folks
will be expanded to cover interest,
dividends, royalties, rents and just
about everything not already taxed.
That should kill the incentive to
All this expanded health care and
benefits is, of course, free, but will not
go into effect until 2014. The taxes are
effective immediately. It is bragged
that this will create revenue for the
federal government in the next ten
years. There are some "ifs". That's if
medical costs rise only modestly, and
you count ten years of revenue and
only six years of coverage. After that,
the Congressional Budget Office
can't really predict. Critics say it will
add $1 trillion to the federal debt in
a decade. It may depend upon how
costs are measured and allocated.
It is expected that the new benefits
required by the government will
cause increasing premiums for those
who already have coverage. That
happened in Massachusetts. By
the way, nearly 85 per cent of the
country has health benefits and most
are satisfied with their policies.
Oh, by the way, the House is talking
about attaching another bill to

this one. It would eliminate federal
guarantees for private lenders for
student loans. Government would
make the loans themselves and
use the savings to expand student
It is difficult to understand how this
great expansion of care and benefits
will not cost more money. That's for
a government already $5.8 trillion in
debt (up from $3.8 trillion in 1990)
and headed toward $12.5 by 2019
(that's three times the 2010 budget).
This would take the per capital
government debt from $39,500 to
The irony is that a new report came
out last week that American citizens
are reducing their personal debts for
the first time since the 1940s. That's
due partly to the recession and partly
to changing personal habits. It looks
like those savings will flow straight
to the government.

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Sixth Annual Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes

Draws the Curious and Sentimental
By Leigh Clifton
from front page ...

Dolly Tickell had
high praise for the
City of Gulfport,
who volunteered
the green trolley
and a school bus
to shuttle the
crowds to and
from the homes
in the tour.

"The City has
to us," Tickell
smiled. "This
is our sixth
year and it just
keeps growing.
Gul fport
has such a
rich history
and such
wonderful homes to

Some of the homes have
an average look about them;
it's only after you cross the
threshold that you are
transformed and can realize
the vision the homeowner
had. Some
homes, like
Alex Ertz'
home on Beach
Drive, are
with minimalist
details and
clean lines.
The dichotomy
is striking;
the outside of
the house has
a traditional
sea green
and burgundy ,
exterior. Another
home, #3 on the
tour, owned by
Mike Knettel and .
Bobbie Stapleton
is an actual kil
home from Sears

The Lowry's totally to-die-for- it

Roebuck. Mike was working
on the house when he saw
some numbers on beams in
the eaves.

It was then that he realized
that the house was ordered
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old Sears catalogue; each
and every piece of the house
was numbered, like a puzzle
to be put together. The house
is dated 1922. "I looked up
the price for this
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house in 1922,"
Knettel said.
"The owners
paid $1,980 for
it back then!"
Mike had just
finished placing
the marble
counters and
flooring in the
kitchen the night
before the tour.
His efforts were
well worth it; the
kitchen is airy
and beautiful.
The shower off
of the kitchen is
with directional
shower heads
and block glass.
He also built an
outside shower
of the back deck;
Mike is a very clean
guy but will never
be able to order
Chinese again...
you'll have to ask him about
the story...

While Jody Shingledecker
and Dino DiNardo
have a wonderfully
-, novated home
,.n the inside, it's
Ihe backyard at
I he tour's #4 stop
I hat's the actual
S-howplace. Huge,
lush and tropical,
the backyard is the
perfect place for
entertaining, with
a ping-pong table,
fire-pit, ring toss,
horseshoe pit and
of course, a cold keg
of beer on tap 24/7.
The couple met
in Key West and
have kept up that
wonderful "laissez
la faire" attitude
with their home.
Dino's workshop
oven boasts the
original Dino's sign
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from the downtown St.
Pete restaurant,
given to him by
the owner after the
restaurant closed.
Number 5 on
the tour was the
stunning home of
Shirley Lowry and
her son Dean, an
antiques dealer.
Bought in 2006,
the house on 52nd
Street South had the
absolute perfection
of a kitchen; with
dark cherry cabinets,
granite countertops
and state of the art
appliances. But it is
Dean's room that is
the showcase for thi-
particular property. He
has built an addition to
the back of the home;
his bedroom with
French doors opens up The
to a sumptuous garden, fire
with a Koi pond, and a
collection of exquisitely
colored Australian finches.
The whole home was filled
with antiques from his
travels. His
bathroom has
wooden frames
from an old
church around
the bathroom
mirrors and
an archway of
tile that you
enter for the
There's also
a TV. It was
a show-
stopper. The
set up a
across from
the house
and many Deidre and Sam
tour takers insisted on the "C
bought a clubhouse".. she I
glass of the and the amazing
pink thirst

SSea Breeze Manor Bed and Breakfast was par o he amgo o
fport last weekend. Pictured is the beautiful entrance way and great room
... 1h dnors that open to the waterfront porch.

Sand lovely I11.."'- owned
The by Deidre and Sam Buck,
little League raised over is a huge property, by
200. Gulfport's standards and
boasts a salt-water pool in
Another one of Roebuck's the backyard. The interior is
kit houses, #7, very traditional, with deep
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,k1s l 0'ng room. The stripes were handpainted by e. Sam, who is
lubhouse Green" for the walls, so Deidre worked with it to make it "look less
aughed. She said she went through miles of masking tape. The Bucks are doy
Property is fow for sale.

S and hand-
painted stripes
w ainscoting and
:, fireplace. The
kitchen has
heart pine from
an old 150 year
old warehouse.
Deidre bought
the house in
1971, with
an $18,000
loan from her
father, which
she paid back.
She and Sam
have done
almost all the
The home
was used as
the 'Ashland'
model home
ur of Homes in for Alva
that boasts a
who lived
in his onw
house #6 on the tour. It
is now owned by lawyer
Raandi Morales.
Other stops included
the Gulfport Historical
Museum, Scout Hall, The
Pinnin-ula Inn, La Cote D
The Seaport
Inn, and the
Gulfport Arts
Center among
Many of the
homes and
businesses on
the tour offered a
glimpse into the
past of Gulfport
rarely seen
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was another
blue- sky day in
a golfer, Gulfport. Perfect.
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Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!

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100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!
In just 30 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 pharmacist
Merton Murphy, who operated the drug
store in the 2800 block of Beach Boulevard
from 1948 until his death ten years later.
"Doc" Murphy often provided the only
health care some Gulfport residents ever
This house certainly retains all of its Boomtimes beauty. got. The picture is dated 1952 by Murphy's
Where is it, when was it built, and who was Tom Payne? daughter Miki Vaughan.
Answer next week.

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

Excerpts heard at the March 16, 2010

Gulfport City Council Meeting

Public Comment & Council Quotes

"I hope that perhaps you'll maintain it on the
dais,"- Margarete Tober, who presented each coun-
cilmember with a framed copy of the city's mission

"I'd like to invite each and every one of you
to come to our annual event, which is the
FunDay,"-Jean Proach, on behalf of the Boca
Ciega Yacht Club

"I have a lot of respect for councilmember Hen-
derson but it seems like the three of us are kind
of newbies,"- Council member Jennifer Salmon,
who asked Mayor Yakes to explain how the city
council selected its vice-mayor

"Councilman Hastings said you make it and
I'll second it and I'm sorry but that's out of the
Sunshine,"- Council member Jennifer Salmon

"I stopped coming to city council meetings
because I stopped caring,"-Lisa Lombardo, who
said she came only because Michele King asked her
to speak on the dog tethering ordinance

"Her three minutes are up,"- audience member
about Jennifer Salmon

"I think it's a shame that we have to legislate
common sense," Council member David Hastings,
about the tethering ordinance

"In this family environment I don't want to
elaborate any more than I already have,"-Chief
of Police Robert Vincent, who explained that certain
behaviors contributed to his desire to extend the
hours during which the city closed Clam Bayou park

"Respect is something we all need to practice,"
-Mayor Mike Yakes, as he began to address the
agenda item dealing with a smoker restaurant

"If there's an issue I'll try to fix it, that's part of
being a good business owner,"- John Riesebeck,
about his smoker restaurant

"They've been there, standing next to the smok-
er, when they did their reports,"- John Riese-
beck, in response to Jennifer Salmon's comment that
the EPA came out 24 hours or more after a complaint

"We really want to work on just sitting here...
no applause,"-Mayor Mike Yakes, in response to
audience applause for Al Davis' comments about
council members and others who spoke against the
process of smoking meat; earlier Davis commented
on the apparent practice of some council members
and others who practice selective environmentalism
and champion certain causes while ignoring other
environmental issues in Gulfport. Although he did
not mention Clam Bayou in this comment, Davis
frequently expresses his concern for the Bayou. This
is the second time in a year the Mayor has silenced
applause following Davis' comments about environ-
mental issues.

"The only thing that goes in your house is the
sweet smell of barbeque," -Phil LaRussa, who had
experience living next to the smoking device pro-
posed for operation on Gulfport Boulevard

"I'm just curious how many of the fine citizens
of South Pasadena and unincorporated St.
Petersburg have tried to close down Ted Pe-
ters."-Pat Horan, addressing complaints about the
proposed smoker restaurant and those who spoke
against it

"It's a sad thing that it only takes a couple of
morons,"-Council member Sam Henderson, about
what he called borderline hate crime graffiti his
daughter found on city property last weekend

I just want to clarify something that was stated
about me. I was asked by Bob Newcomb to go
look at Clam Bayou at low tide on what turned
out to be Valentine's day and my husband ob-
jected," -Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, who said
she went and looked at Clam Bayou at another low
tide later that week

Gabber March 18 March 24, 2010 39

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 medicalproblems,
behavioral problems or old age, and
they will live out their lives in peace
at the shelter. We are always in need
of items for the animals, such as cat
condos; cat and dog treats, beds and
toys; shampoo, flea preventatives
such as Advantage or Frontline,
heartworm preventative tablets
(HeartGuard), towels and blankets.

As always, cash is needed to help pay
for medical expenses. If you would
like to donate any of these items,
please call Jan at 896-6315.

Volunteers Needed
for Soup Kitchen
The Salvation Army of St.
Petersburg is seeking volunteers
to staff its community soup kitchen
on Saturday and Sundays from 12
noon to 6 p.m. Volunteers will assist
staff in serving meals to the clients
who come to the soup kitchen each
day for the noon and evening meals.
They will be involved in serving, and

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To volunteer please contact Gail
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Coordinator at (727) 550-8080, ext.
332 or by email at GailStark@uss.

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.

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. For
more information or to view adoptable
animals, visit www.spcatampabay.org
or call 727-586-3591.

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

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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

South Pasadena Annual
Scholarship Award
South Pasadena residents and high
school graduating students of the City
of South Pasadena have until May 28,
2010 to apply for the Citys annual
$1,000 scholarship award. Applicants
must have been City residents for
the past two years and been accepted
at an accredited college, university,
trade or technical school.
A copy of the prior year Federal
Income Tax Return for applicant
or any other persons) who claimed
applicant as a dependent on a Federal
Income Tax Return is required.
Applications are available at City
Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S., South
Pasadena and at ci.south-pasadena.
fl.us. For more information, call the
City Clerk's office at 347-4171.

New Pre-K Program
in St. Pete Beach
ST. PETE BEACH: A brand new
program for Pre-Kindergarten kids
ages 3 to 6 is coming to the St. Pete
Beach Community Center. "Music,
Movement and More" is a dynamic
program that engages kids each week
with a different theme. Every week
the theme corresponds to a different
song and dance, a take-home craft
project and snack time. The program
runs every Tuesday and Thursday
from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the St. Pete
Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca
Ciega Drive, and costs $15 per week.
All classes are led by a licensed early
childhood facilitator with over 20
years experience. Call 363-9245 for
more information.

Gabber March 18 March 24, 2010

New St. Pete Beach Commissioner to Take Oath
By Melissa Lattman
ST.PETE BEACH- The unopposed
Commissioner Marvin Shavlan will take
the oath of office at the St. Pete Beach City
Commission meeting on March 23. The new
District 3 commissioner was unopposed
for the office, and outgoing District 3
Commissioner Christopher Leonard chose
not to run for re-election.
Shavlan hopes to help bring the community
together. He said divisiveness could be a
reason he ran unopposed.
"We live in a very divisive community so it's
possible some potential candidates may be
concerned about being harassed and would
rather not get involved," Shavlan wrote.
Shavlan believes his business experience at
Bond Jewelers will help equip him to serve on the commission.
"As president and co-owner of a regional business for the last 20 years, I
have the experience needed to evaluate the issues and make decisions that
are in the best interest of the people I represent," he wrote.
The city budget and hotel redevelopment are what Shavlan thinks are
the two most important issues in St. Pete Beach. He thinks the city can
maintain its current level of service without raising taxes," B\by coming
up with creative ideas to increase revenues and making tough, sometimes
unpleasant cost cutting decisions."
Shavlan thinks St. Pete Beach has been hit harder economically because
of ongoing litigation.
"Our city has been affected more adversely because pending lawsuits
have discouraged redevelopment. Had these frivolous lawsuits not been
in place, St. Pete Beach would have had at least 2 more new hotels under
construction, bringing jobs and spending to the area while positioning our
community to take advantage of what will eventually be a rebounding
economy," he wrote.
Shavlan said the threat of lawsuits wouldn't affect the way he governs.
"You can't let this affect your decisions. You have to do what's in the best
interests of the people you represent, no mater what."
While serving as commissioner Shavlan said he hopes to reduce costs,
increase revenues, and enable hotel redevelopment. He would like to help
create some sort of annual signature St. Pete Beach event that will draw
locals as well as tourists.
Shavlan, 54, has lived in town for nine years and in Pinellas County for
52 years. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of
Science in Business Administration. While this is his first time on the city's
commission Shavlan served on the city's historic preservation committee.
He's married and enjoys boating and running in his free time.

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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during the
past week.
Friday 3/5
Abandoned Vehicle- 1800 BIk 49th St.
Traffic Stop Failed to Stop- 2200 BIk
54th St. S.
Traffic Stop Failed to Stop- 2200 BIk
52nd St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2600 BIk 44th
St. S.
Theft- 2800 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Noise Complaint- 5300 BIk Dellett Ave.
Traffic Stop Failed to Stop- 4900 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Saturday 3/6
Arrest on Warrant- 5400 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Domestic Battery- 6200 BIk 8th Ave.
Trouble with Individual- 1300 BIk 53rd
St. S.
Reckless Driver- 3000 BIk 56th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- Tomlinson
Lost or Stolen Tag- 6200 BIk 11th Ave.
Stolen Vehicle- 800 BIk 59th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 6200 BIk Vista
Verde Dr. W.
Sunday 3/7
Animal Complaint- 2900 BIk 57th St.
Drunk Driver- 2800 BIk Clinton St. S.
Open Door/Window- 1500 Blk 58th
St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5600 BIk Tangerine
Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 2700 BIk 46th St.
Arrest on Warrant- 5900 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Accident with Injuries- 5900 BIk 11th
Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 700 BIk 54th St. S.
Prowler- 5100 BIk Newton Ave. S.
Monday 3/8
Noise Complaint- 2800 BIk 50th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Animal Complaint- 6200 BIk 10th Ave.
Criminal Mischief- 5500 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.

Trouble with Individual- 2800 BIk 50th
St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5000 BIk 29th Ave.
Fight in Progress- Trail.
Recovered Stolen Vehicle- 800 BIk
59th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2600 BIk
Miriam St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5100 BIk 8th Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5300 BIk 8th Ave. S.
Domestic Assault- 5300 BIk 8th Ave.
Tuesday 3/9
Drunk Driver- 6000 BIk Luana Ln. S.
Prowler- 2900 BIk 59th St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5700 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Domestic Verbal- 1100 BIk Gray St. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 5500 BIk 28th Ave.
Truant- Lincoln Cemetery.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls- Lo-
cation Withheld.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk 17th
Ave. S.
Wednesday 3/10
Trouble with Individual- 1100 BIk Gray
St. S.
Burglary- 2000 BIk 27th Ave. S.
Burglary- 2000 BIk 59th St. S.
Burglary- 2700 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Burglary- 4700 BIk Coronado Way S.
Trouble with Individual- 1000 BIk Hull
St. S.
Theft- 2000 BIk 49th St. S.
Theft- 5300 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Street Obstruction- 2000 BIk 55th St.
Domestic Verbal- 2600 BIk Tifton St. S.
Noise Complaint- 2800 BIk Dupont St.
Thursday 3/11
Battery- 5300 BIk 7th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- Wood Ibis

Trouble with Individual- 1100 BIk Gray
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 700 BIk 53rd
St. S.
Burglary- 2600 BIk 44th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.

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Crime Awareness Meeting
By Jeri Reed
The next Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention Meeting will not be held at
the Neighborhood Center. We are taking our April meeting to Gulfport Beach
on April 17 at 1 p.m. The event will be a pot luck picnic.
We are inviting our City Council, Police Department, Fire Department and
all of our neighbors, City staff and friends. Our hope is to have an informal
get-together picnic with our city leaders and first responders. This is a perfect
opportunity to meet and talk with those whose job it is to serve and protect
us, as well as represent us. To us, this is what makes Gulfport so special. Not
many other cities around us would even consider having such an event. This
is the brainstorm of the Zone 1 Crime Awareness group and we are proud to
promote it!
For more information, contact Jeri Reed at jrvolunteer@aol.com, or at 727-
548-5566 days or 727-327-3509 evenings.

USCG Safe Boating
Classes in Gulfport
Boating Skills and Seamanship
is a 13-week course offered every
Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at US
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16
located at 3120 Miriam Street S. in
Gulfport. Lessons include a 400-page
manual and a class covering basic
charting in local waters. For the $40
fee you also are awarded a certificate
at the end of the course and a chance
to learn everything you need to know
to feel secure on the water.
You may start any Thursday. Course
completion may help with insurance
discounts. Call 727-686-6940 for more
information or leave a message at

Book Donations Needed
Donations of books are needed by the
Bookstore of The Friends of the West
St. Petersburg Community Library
located on the St. Petersburg College
Gibbs Campus, corner of 8thAve North
and 67th Street North. The proceeds
from the sale of these items are used
to fund special children's and adult
programs to benefit the community.
They are a volunteer non-profit c-3
organization and can provide a receipt
to you for your possible tax deduction.
Please call Elaine Wenstrom at 253-

Casino Fundraiser to
Benefit Chance Center
Come out to the Gulfport Casino,
5500 Shore Boulevard S., on Friday,
April 9 from 6-10 p.m. for "An Evening
of FUNdraiSing". Event includes cash
bar, prizes, food and karaoke. Tickets
are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
All proceeds to benefit the Chance
Center, which provides and education
and resources for those with liver
disease. Call 323-7500.

NARFE to Meet
The next luncheon meeting of Chapter
1140 of The National Association of
Active and Retired Federal Employees
will be held at The Fountains Key
West Dining Room located at 1255
Pasadena Avenue S. on Wednesday,
March 24 at 11:30 a.m. Please call
446-1619 or 214-2466 for reservations
before Monday, March 22. The
luncheon fee is $5. At this meeting
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they will celebrate the Chapter's
40th anniversary. Beverly Wiltshire,
retiring Chapter Historian, will give a
brief history of the Chapter. This will
be followed by the main program. The
speaker will discuss Alzheimers and
advances in the treatments of other
dementias such as vascular dementia,
Parkinsons, etc.

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.

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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
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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.

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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
To qualify, at least one homestead
property owner must be 65 years
old or older on January 1, 2010; the
applicant must receive a Homestead
Exemption; and the total household
income for 2009 must be $25,780
or less. Social Security income is
usually not included in that amount
because the income calculation is
based on "adjusted gross income"
as defined by the IRS for federal
income tax purposes. Those seniors
who are not required to file with the
IRS because their income is very low
almost always qualify.
renew like the homestead exemption
does, but reapplying is simple. If you
received this exemption last year, a
renewal form will be mailed to you in
late January. Just complete the form
and return it by mail.
If you have never applied for the
Low Income Senior Exemption but
believe that you qualify, come to
one of their offices to complete an
application. Bring proof of age, such
as a driver License, Voter ID, or Birth
Certificate. We will also need to see
proof of income. If you are required
to file a Federal Income Tax Return
(Form 1040 or 1040A), bring the
completed form for 2009. If you are
not required to file an Income Tax
Return, bring income documentation
such as your end of year bank
statements, pension summaries, or
any other income summaries you
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received for 2009. Only 2009 income
information can be accepted.
The supplement included with
Homestead Exemption Renewal
Receipt lists additional dates and
locations where representatives from
our office will take applications.
The deadline to file for this exemption
is March 1, 2010. If all of your income
information is not available by that
deadline, apply anyway! The deadline
to supply income information is June
1, 2010. Visit www.pcpao.org.

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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* 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
* Vaccinations Year Round

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psychosoicall problems seen in the elderly, including over-medication, falls, frailty, dementia,
delirium, weight loss and nutritional problems, pain control, cardiopulmonary disease, depression,
anxiety, incontinence, electrolyte disorders, cancer, pressure ulcers, and infections such as
pneumonia and cellulitis.

A little too close to shore, Captain...

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Photo by Leigh Clifton
A boat anchored out in Boca Ciega Bay broke loose during the violent weather last Friday
afternoon and beached in the sand in front of the playground on Gulfport Beach. According
to Gulfport Marine Patrol Sgt. Rob Burkhart, if a boat breaks loose, the owner will be notified
and given a time limit to move the boat. If the owner fails to show up, the Gulfport PD calls
one of the marine towing companies and the boat is taken to the Gulfport Municipal Marina,
where the owner will have to pay both the slip fee and the towing fee. A loose boat can be
an expensive ordeal, as this owner, no doubt, found out the hard way.

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
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dog obedience and training through
positive reinforcement during weekly
one-hour sessions. Class dates and
times vary depending on need so
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Town Shores
Red Hatters
They had a fun time at Bunko by
celebrating a pre- St. Patrick's Day
theme. Their next Bunko will be on
April 16.
They invite you to attend the
morning coffee meeting in the
clubhouse lounge on Monday,
March 29 at 9:30 a.m. There they
will explore ideas and share what
activities are being planned for the
spring, summer and into the fall.

Sale, Raffle to Benefit
Friends of Strays
Shop at Friends of Strays Thrift
Shoppe on Sunday, March 21 from
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
Gandy Boulevard in Pinellas
Park across from The Shoppes at
Park Place on US 19 North. Gift
baskets including a Tradewinds
Island Resorts Get Away Package
will be part of the Chinese Raffle.
Refreshments will be available to
attendees. For advance sale tickets
please call Lori at 727-522-6566. All
proceeds directly benefit Friends
of Strays Emergency Surgery and
Special Treatment Fund.

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
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week during daytime hours. Opened
in 1963, all proceeds from the PARC
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and adults with developmental
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One of the single largest investments
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of real estate. In many cases, your
entire life savings could be invested
and potentially at risk. As a result, it
isveryimportant that anyprospective
purchaser of real estate proceed with
a certain amount of caution.
The first document that a potential
buyer of real estate will encounter is
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Agreement. This document is one of
the most important papers you will
sign in a real estate transaction. The
details contained in this agreement

determine what real property you
will buy and how you will buy it.
What is in this agreement also
establishes what your rights and
responsibilities are in the upcoming
real estate transaction.
The following is a brief checklist of
items which should be considered by
a buyer of real estate:
1. What exactly are you purchasing?
Are land, buildings and personal
property included as part of the
2. When will you be entitled to take
possession of the property? Will the
current owners need time after the
closing to move out of the property?
Can you live with this?
3. What kind of deed should the
seller of the real estate give you?
Should it be an agreement for deed, a
quitclaim deed or a warranty deed?
4. Will the seller provide you with
good, marketable title?
5. Who is responsible for the payment
of real estate and other taxes? Will
they be prorated?
6. What persons should be required
to sign and accept the real estate
contract and closing documents? Is it

necessary for both a husband and wife
to sign the documents? Who should
sign the documents if a corporation
is involved in the deal?
7. What are the zoning or other
restrictions on the use of the real
8. Are water, mineral or timber
rights involved in the sale of the
real estate? Have they been properly
covered in the agreement?
9. In what time frame does the
purchase offer need to be accepted
or refused? Are there certain
contingencies in the real estate
contract which require satisfaction
prior to the contract becoming
effective and legally enforceable?
10. Who pays for the costs of title
insurance, property inspection,
intangible tax on the mortgage,
documentary stamps and the broker
These are but a few of the questions
which should be answered before you
sign a real estate agreement. Only
then will you know if the real estate
purchase you are contemplating will
truly meet your needs.
Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson
Law Offices which is located at 1135
Pasadena Avenue South, Suite 140,
St. Petersburg, Florida. The tele-
phone number is 727-347-5131. Mr.
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H~y V ^y~yBy Cathy Salustri^

Well, elections are over and I,
for one, feel like celebrating.
When campaign season
opened (yes, it's a season, much like
deer or tourist), I had a front-row
view of the gritty nastiness that,
more and more, epitomizes Gulfport
politics. Things always get a tad
intense come elections, and this year
proved no exception. Those of us who
attend or watch council meetings on
a regular basis know that, during
elections, many folks campaigning
see the public session of the meetings
as their chance to grab some free
airtime. Some use it to express ideas
while others used it to play dirty, but
they all used it mercilessly.
Thankfully, stolen signs and nasty
allegations are fading to a distant,
chilly memory, and the new council
can now get on with the business of
running the city. I don't envy their
task; a new council member must
quickly learn about laws, policies,
and a host of other information. Add
to that the firing-squad approach
some folks embrace when addressing
council at meetings and a new official
can get overwhelmed rather easily.
They go from having all the answers
on the campaign trail to realizing
how little they really know on the
dais in a matter of weeks.
I'm not certain what this new council
is going to look like. I heard some
pretty interesting things from the
candidates over the last few months
and I wonder how those fresh ideas
will stand up once the people behind
them sit on the other side of the dais
for a while. Ideas and allegiance
have a curious way of changing once
the supervisor of elections tallies the
votes and the city clerk swears or
affirms the new members into office.
I do believe that most, if not all, of the
council members believe that they
want to do what is best for Gulfport.
A word of caution to those council
members, though: while most people
could get overwhelmed by the
enormity of what they do not know
and need to learn, a few of you might
make the mistake of thinking you

have achieved a godlike status and
know what you need to know. You
might start to think that since the
voters chose you, you must be special
in some way.
That could not be farther from the
Sometimes, council member, what
you think is best for Gulfport simply
isn't what the people who voted you
in want. It may be tempting to do
what you think is best, but never,
ever forget that it is not your place
to assume you know what your
constituents want. It is your place
to represent them, not parent them.
You are not up there, acting alone,
and you are not a better person today
than you were before you took the
oath of office.
Do not forget who put you in office:
the voters. If they were smart enough
to vote for you, they are smart enough
to know what they want. I implore
you never to second-guess them or
condescend to them, and I beseech
you to remember that just because
that dais sits higher than the voters
who watch you, you are not above
The same holds true for city
employees. The moment you think
you know better than your city
manager or chief of police or head of
the marina, please remember this:
these people devote their lives to this
city. You are giving two years, and
you're only a few days in at this point.
Your staff went to school for this; they
spend a minimum of 40 hours a week
looking after your voters. You know
-or you should try to know -what
your voters want. Try and have a
little faith in your staff for some of the
other stuff. I'm not suggesting your
shouldn't research the issues; I'm
suggesting that a kindly treated city
staff can make your job a lot easier
and help you get what you want.
Finally, council member, please
don't assume that those who speak
the loudest speak for the majority.
We have folks who come to every
meeting and, while I applaud
participative government-indeed,
that's how government works best-

please don't forget the rest of the
voters. While the city is certainly
blessed with seven magnificent men
and women who attend faithfully and
have time to formulate opinions on
every issue, it also has 12,520 other
people, some of whom may have jobs
that prevent them from attending
council meetings. Others may trust
you to represent their needs and
not feel compelled to attend every
meeting. Even though they may not
stand before you on Tuesday nights,
that silent majority are your charges,
too. Even if a dozen voters gave you
your win, and even if they didn't
vote for you at all, please remember
that all the residents count on you.
The squeaky wheel gets the most
grease, but the other three wheels
are crucial, too.
Finally, council member, consider
this: your potential to fail your city
is enormous;
Florida history is littered with
politicians did just then when they
forgot who put them in office. Your
city is too small to endure much
failure, and it will test you every day
for the next two years. I do not envy
you, but I do hold you accountable.
More importantly, so does a small
city by the bay.
Contact Cathy Salustri at

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Relay for Life
American Cancer Society Relay
for Life of the Gulf Beaches gets
underway at the Bilmar Beach Resort
on Treasure Island Beach April 16
and 17.
Relay For Life events are held
overnight as teams camp out at
an athletic track, beach, park or
other gathering area, with the
goal of keeping at least one team
member on the track or pathway at
all times throughout the evening.
Teams do most of their fundraising
prior to the event, but also hold
creative fundraisers at their camp
sites during the event. Relay brings
together friends, families, businesses,
hospitals, schools, faith-based groups
.. people from all walks of life all
aimed at furthering the American
Cancer Society's efforts to save
lives by helping people stay well,
by helping them get well, by finding
cures and by fighting back.
"Relay is a unique opportunity for
the community to come together to
celebrate people who have battled
cancer, remember those we've lost,
and fight back against the disease,"
said Christine Hartman, Community
Representative of the American
Cancer Society. MI.iny of the
participants are cancer survivors,
which serves as a reminder that the
Gulf Beaches are not immune to this
disease and that by participating
in Relay, we are joining with the
American Cancer Society's efforts
to create a world with less cancer
and more birthdays," Ms Hartman
Funds raised at the Relay for
Life Gulf Beaches are enabling the
American Cancer Society to impact
the lives of those touched by cancer
within the community.
The event kicks offhonoring the Gulf
Beaches cancer survivors and their
caregivers followed by a reception.
All survivors and their caregivers are
asked to register for the event as well
and relay team captains and their
team participants.
Relay for Life's Luminaria Ceremony
takes place after sundown, honoring
the community's cancer survivors and
remembering those lost to the disease.
Participants will circle a track that is
surrounded with glowing luminaria
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that bear the name of someone who
has battled cancer.
To register your team or
register for the survivor activities
please visit www.relayforlife.org/
gulfbeachesfl. For more information
in forming your team, contact Nancy
Williamson, Team Development Chair
at 727-581-9644 or ACS Community
Representative, Christine Hartman
at christine.hartman@cancer.org or
Please consider joining the Gulf
Beaches community in the fight
against cancer.


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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.

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, retiredcouples, 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.
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USCG Safe Boating
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any Tuesday and finish 13 weeks
later or take up to 2 years to finish.
March classes include: "Powering
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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.

Sale to Benefit
Holiday Outreach
The Angel Outreach Committee
of Pasadena Community Church is
sponsoring an after-Easter sale on
Saturday, April 10 from 8-1 p.m.
This event will be in Jerger Hall, 227
70 Street S. and directly behind the

church. Sale items will include toys,
books, collectibles, glassware and
other gently used household items.
Coffee and donuts will be available
for the early birds and the grill will
open at 10:30 a.m. Soft drinks and
snacks will also be available. Cost of
a vendor table is $20. Space is limited
to sign up now.
This flea market type sale is a
major fundraiser for the Committee's
holiday outreach which includes a
toy drive, Angel Child adoption tree
and children's Christmas party for
struggling families in the community.
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Beta Sigma Phi
Sunshine City Council hosted a
"Sister-to-Sister Teacup Exchange"
social on Saturday, March 13 at the
Clearview United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall. The event was
from 1-3 p.m. and approximately
45 members and guests enjoyed an
afternoon of fun and an exchange
of teacups. Sunshine City Council
will hold their next regular meeting
on Monday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.
at Dixie Hollins High in the ROTC
room. The current representatives
and newly elected representatives
are to attend this meeting. A
nominations committee will be
selected from the newly elected
representatives. Members will
also vote for the City Council Ideal
Sister and Woman of the Year to be
announced at the annual Founder's
Day dinner on April 29.
The Service Coordinating
Committee is getting ready for the
Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for
Saturday, April 3 at 9 a.m. at the
England Brothers Park in Pinellas
Park. This annual event is free to all
children from the ages of 1 year to 10
years. Approximately 3,000 plastic
eggs will be filled with candy and
placed on the fields early Saturday
morning. Mr. and Mrs. Bunny will
be available for a photo opportunity.
Laureate Epsilon Theta chapter's
next social will be held on Saturday,
March 20 hosted by Paula Roberts
and Paula Lyens It will be a couple's
breakfast at Bob Evans Restaurant
on 66th Street North. Laureate
Epsilon Theta's next regular meeting
will be held on Wednesday, March 24
at 7 p.m. at the home of Kay Brown.
The program will be presented by
Kay Brown.
For more information, contact
Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

Rescue Group Needs
Foster Homes for Dogs
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for small to medium breed dogs.
Their mission is to responsibly
rescue, spay/neuter, rehabilitate,
foster and find permanent loving
homes for unwanted, abandoned and
abused dogs in the community and
throughout the State of Florida.
There are many advantages to
fostering a dog. Foster homes are
not responsible for any vet bills or
expenses. The rescue will transport
the dog and take care of any
veterinary needs. The rescue has a
trainer available for you to use. In
addition, they act as a support system
that you can call anytime day or
night, if you have questions about

the dog's behavior, health, etc... You
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all to foster is the reward of knowing
that you saved a life.
Please fill out a volunteer application
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call Florida Doggie Paws at 813-
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that just needs a place to stay for a
few weeks until they can find their
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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
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children of all ages. Volunteers give
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provided social events and support
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Volunteers spend a few hours a week
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Maximo Center has
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information for you. The Center,
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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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Women's Drum Circle
The Gulfport Women's Drumming
Circle meets monthly at 7:30 p.m. on
the Friday closest to the full moon, on
the west side of Gulfport Beach near
the Recreation Center. For the next
several months it's the last Friday
of the month. Next circle is Friday,
March 26. Bring a chair or blanket,
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Come Home to Luxury: Landmark at Waters Pointe

By Cathy Salustri

When you walk into the lobby I'
Landmark at Waters Pointr you en-
ter another world. Youire ni ci: .1ll .
transported to a world that has a
touch of 'ilitag. ekl-gjint and the
management company has one goal:
to make your home and surroundings
as luxurious as they p, ..,-- ia can.
Landmark at Waters Pointe, an
apartment coinrmunit% on B..':i Cie-
ga Bay in South RP.i.- in.i. lffi I n you
a wonderful lifestyle of mid-rise liv-
ing. in beautifully ;ippu.intled apart-
Before you even get to your front
door you know youive arrived some-
where special. Th1 lobby, a study in
polished terrazzo floors and river
rock w ill-, is decorated in cool greens
and subtle shades of orange. ( )I to
one side a residents lounge offers
computers, wireless Internet access,
and a large flat-screen television.
Residents can always get a fresh cup
of specialty coffee or tea at the state-
of-the-art self-serve barista.
Juzt beyond the stylish lounge youi-
11 find a %e ll-cqu ipped fitness center,
complete with cardio and resistance
equipment (as well as another flat-
panel television to make your work-
out fly by.) Thiu filne-.- center has
enough equipment that many people
find lhe.v can forego a gym member-
ship and work out steps away from
their front door any% hour of the d. i
or night.
If, after your workout, you need
to cool off. you can step outside to a
pool that overlooks the gri:,t- waters

of Boca Cie-
ga Bay. As you
cool "iTY in the
pool you can
watch dolphins
play ,inl steps
away from you.
After work
or on a week-
end, have some
friends over
if.- a cookout | I e
brand new Tit. '
await you on
the water. Have
some 1r,. t. time?
Practice your
swing on their
putting green,
or drop a line in the water off their
fishing dock.
When you're done wA,,king out and
playing in the pool (or sunbathing
by the '.'1l your home awaits you.
Each apartment home has either one
or two lb..drimn-. granite counter-
tops (some models have granite-style
Formica) and either black-on-black
or stainless steel appliances. Each
home also has new tile and carpet.
These remodeled homes add only
the fin ~li elements to the resort-
style living 1.uLill find at Landmark
iat Waters Pointe.
Because Landmark at Wa-
ters Pointe is a mid-rise apartment
luil.ling. you enter thlrjutihl the In-b-
by doors every time you come home.
After hours, no one but residents
(and the guests they buzz in to the
building) has access to the hallways,
lriunpg. pool. and fitness centers.
if1'rii ng you
a resort r..iling
throughout the
h building.
'I hi- wonder.
ful collection
of apartment
homes has, so
far, attracted a
vibrant ,ollec-
tion of people l
who love living
at Landmark at
Waters Pointe.
The beautiful
views from over-
sized balconies,
sp:irkling pool,

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Although itis a mid-rise, Landmark
at Waters Pointe welcomes dogs of all
sizes iti; do have certain breed re-
strictions), so bring your Newfound-
land or your Dachshund and take a
look at all they have to offer. Land-
mark at Waters Pointe has a dog-
c-i walk area complete with dog-
gie stations.
If you're looking for a new place to
call home, stop in and see how ele-
gant yet casual living by the bay can
be. Every apartment home includes
water, sewer, and trash. You can also
install a stackable washer and dryer
in your new home, where it w ill stay
out of sight yet accessible in a I l r,.
kitchen closet,
Thi management team knows every
resident by name and take pride in
the lifestyles ili. offer their resi-
One bedrooms start. .i $'s and two
bedrooms start at $11 i-; 1ri. i,11 de-
pends on which ftlr you choose and
which view you want. Stop by i,.dav
to see the life you could be lN ing.

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South Pasadena
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Volunteers are needed to deliver hot,
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Many Pinellas County seniors are
living alone, too poor to buy food,
or too frail to shop and cook for
themselves. And the need is growing
every day. Do someone else a favor
and you will be doing yourself one!
Neighborly needs compassionate,
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with lonely, isolated seniors. Please
call Pat Hazell at 727-573-9444, ext.
291 to start helping your community

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
If you or someone you know is
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please email your contact information
to i ,1.-yN,' 1 II.-p1 ....g, or call 727-
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Is Your Pet a Star?
SPOT is looking for 100 cats and
dogs for their 5th annual calendar.
All photos entered will be posted
on the SPOT website. The top 24
cats and dogs will win prizes and
be highlighted as a calendar star of
the month. The other 76 cats and
dogs will be included throughout the
calendar and in their 2011 marketing
campaign. Enter your pet photos
online at www.SPOTusa.org or call
727-329-8657 to get an entry form
and more details. Contest deadline
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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
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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.

Foster Homes Needed
There are more than 3,500 depen-
dent children in Pinellas and Pasco
counties due to child abuse, neglect
or abandonment. Many of them need
loving foster parents. For more infor-
mation on becoming a foster parent,
please call Eckerd Community Alter-
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1960 Class of
Largo High Reunion
The 1960 Class of Largo High
School will hold their 50th class
reunion in May 2010. Anyone who
knows someone in that class please

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contact them as they are still
missing addresses. Other years may
also attend. For information email
DKLEAL@aol.com or call Dee at 727-
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New Luncheon
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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
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Call 363-9245 for more information
or to register for upcoming trips.

Attorney Keith Sanders,

Handles Bankruptcies with Experi-

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

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

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

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GREAT YARD WORK-Cutting, Edging, Rak-
ing Leaves, Clean Up Lots, Apartment Clean-
Outs, Garages. Tree Trim, Removal, Etc. Pres-
sure Washing. Sylvester, 460-8721.

Furniture and Household Goods. Guaranteed
Satisfaction by a 20 Year Experienced, Mature
& Responsible Mover.

PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates.
Commercial Residential References Upon
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terior Home Repair/Pressure Cleaning. Dry-
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Business Bureau, Lic#7761. 727-822-4126.
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Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning,
Remodels, New Construction, Better Business
Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523.

Licensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 522-
4562 or Cell 410-5419.
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employee for handyman, landscaping and
light janitorial services. Please call 941-592-
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BAYAREA CARE-Needs Qaulified HHA Aides
for Live-in. 1 year experience, non-smoking,
background check, FL Drivers License, own
car. 424-1979.
ers or Stylists. Brand New Barber & Styling
Chairs, Booth Rental $100/wk. Great Loca-
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Part Time on Call. References, Background
Check and Car a Must! RENT-A-HAND. Lic#
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yr. experience in healthcare preferred. DD
Population. Ambulatory. Must Pass level 2
background screening, must have car, ged or
diploma and all training as needed. Contact
Ms. Baker at 565-5440.

1419 49th St. So.
Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 321-6965




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

1990 DODGE RAM 150 VAN- Runs & Drives.
Extra motor, good interior. $700 O.B.O. 727-
miles, One Owner, Practically New. Must See!
2001 CHRYSLER SEBRING-Runs and drives
perfect, cold air, new tires and battery. 98,000
miles. $3,300. o.b.o. 727-251-6729.

Pamper Your Ride. Wash & Wax Starting at
$19.95. Water and Electric on board, if need-
ed. RV and Boat Specials. Free Estimates.
Let us do your dirty work. 10% Discount for
Seniors. 727-768-4700.

UP TO $500
Paid For Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans. 727-458-
7710, 727-458-3721.





Colored Bamboo, $250. 727-327-1500, 637-
OAK DINING SET-China Cabinet & 6/Chairs.
2 Twin Beds with Double Dresser/Mirror,
Chest of Drawers. Microwave Cabinet, Sofa,
Small Cabinet with Drawer, Desk, 4 ceiling
fans, 727-866-0783.
9 Drawers, Beautiful Doors, $400. 327-1500.
tom freezer, 3-1/2 years old, Biscuit, $500
Scratches, Broken Legs, Recliners, Uphol-
stery. All types of Furniture Assembly, Etc.
23yrs Experience. Affordable. 813-558-0646,

of a Lawyer or Paralegal who has Experience
in Malpractice. Also in Civil Appeals Case.
James Daniels 727-527-3237 or 727-831-
Electric Frying Pan, Antique Dishes, Camera,
Telephones, Kitchen Items, Table Clothes,
Knife Sets, Electric Can Opener. Battery Op-
erated Scrub Brush. No Sorting, if Interested
$100. takes All 727-328-1003.
PRIVATE GOLD BUYER- Safe, Secure & Fair.
17 Years Experience. Buying All Valuables. By
Appt. 727-345-1873.
Morning on Saturday March 20th at The Long-
house. Please call for Details 727-322-5766.
15 Minute Sessions Available.
angle and short lens. $125 firm. Call the Gab-
ber office 727-321-6965.
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
THE BOOK LADY SAYS- Wear a Classy Em-
broidered Gulfport Tee Shirt, $17.95. Small
Adventures Book Shop, 3107 Beach Blvd 727-
347-8732. Closed Sunday & Monday.
$350 O.B.O. Harley Davidson Soda Machine
$250 O.B.O. TV, 60" Phillips $500 O.B.O. Ra-
dial Arm Saw 10" $100 O.B.O. 727-866-7494
$100. 727-367-2309.

Has Moved to Oldsmar Flea Market, Booth
1-22. Drums, Harps, Flutes, Bagpipes, Sitars &
More. Great Selectio.n of Gemstone Jewelry.
Sat-Sun. 9-4p.m. 727-345-2800.

WET SLIPS-From 25' to 55' Sail of Power.
$7/F. Easy Access to Gulf. 4 Slips Left. 727-

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1997 BAHA CRUISER-24ft. Inboard, All
Equipment and Alumium Trailer Included.
Great Condition! $12,000 Firm. 727-343-3692.

4 MONTH OLD PUPPY Shih-tzu/Rat Terrier
mix, Male, $100. 343-7204.

SAnthony Antiques & Appraisers Est. 1969

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CASH WAITING!- Collector will pay Top Dollar
for your Guns or Guitars. Discrete Local Se-
nior. 727-804-2381.
Fishing Rods & Antique Fishing Reels. Top
Dollar Paid for Quality Vintage Tackle. 813-

PLACEYOUR AD HERE- $13.00 for 20 words,
includes notarized affidavit of publication and
tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965.

Dealer Prices. 6538 5th Ave. S. 344-1529. Sat/
SILKS/TAPESTRIES New Arrivals! $1-$10/
yard. Decorative Pillows $5. Friday & Satur-
day 8am. 7100 2nd Ave. S. St. Pete 727-501-

3215 Fairfield Ave. So. Sat. 727-898-8827.
8:30-3:00. Clothes: Boys, Girls, Women & Men
(buy 1 get 2 FREE Clothes Only). Furniture,
Stuffed Animals, Lamps, Ceramics & Lots
More. Please Come and See, Bring a Friend!
9a.m.-1p.m., Cobalt, Ceramics, Barware, Din-
nerware, Oriental, Disney, Kitsch, 1920's-60's,
4721 25th Ave. So., 727-322-1273.
1909 55TH ST. S.-Misc. Household, Collect-
ibles, Plus Size Clothing, Infant Boy Clothing,
Furniture, Friday 8-1pm.

9th Ave. & 50th St. S.
9-3pm Thursday Friday Saturday
Your One Stop Vendors Spaces Available
SHOPI Call 258-1429

Gabber March 18 March 24, 2010

USED FURNITURE, TV'S,-Appliances, Etc.
5846 9th Ave. N. Friday-Sunday.
MOVING SALE-Sat. 3/20, 10am.-2pm. 2855
51st St. S. #2. Everything Must Go!


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

4930 Gulfport Blvd. S.
Steve Briggs Licensed Auctioneer

March 20th, 9-2p.m. Good Stuff Cheap! 3114
59th St. S.
Catholic Church Hall, 7851 54th Ave. No., St.
Petersburg. March 18, 19, 20. Thurs/Friday
9-4, Saturday 8:30-11a.m.

Bldgs. 8am.-1pm. Silent Art Auction. Some-
thing for Everyone......Lots of Treasures & Fur-
niture. Come for Breakfast Stay for Lunch!
Don't Miss this One!

Condos, 4908 38th Way South. Furiture, Eas-
ter Decorations, Lots of Misc. Pre-Sale 3/26,
8-? Regular Sale 3/27, 8-?

4725 Del Rio Way So. Estate Sale. Fri. & Sat.
3/19 & 3/20. 8am.-Noon. Antiques, Vintage
Items, Furniture, Household Items, Misc. Col-
Country Club Estates (Park St. & Park Blvd.)
Sat. 8a.m.- ?

2314 58th St. S. March 20th (rain date 3/21).
8am.-? To Much to Mention, Please Come
Help a Great Cause!
Sale & Flea Market. Beachway Mobile Park,
687 54th St. S.

HUGE GARAGE SALE- Inside. 4435 22nd
Ave. S. Sat. 9a.-3pm. 727-564-6530.

54th St. S., Gulfport, will hold a Rummage Sale
on Friday, March 19th and Sunday, March 21st
beginning at 8 a.m. Everything from clothing,
collectibles, silver, holiday decorations, bou-
tique corner to household items.

FREE WHITE KITTY- With Gray Patches. Age
Approx. 8 mos. Found around 28th & 27th Ave.
S. Needs home. Free! Owner has not been
found!! Please call 727-698-3584.

Deadline: Tuesday 5pm (727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830

2Br/1Ba, Extra Clean, Newly Painted, W/D
Hookup, Carport, screened back porch. Small
Pet OK. No charge for Credit & Background
check. No Section 8, $695/mo. w/annual lease.
$500 Security You pay utilities. Call Sandy at
SO PASADENA-Chateau Tower 1BR/1.5BA,
Not 55+, Fitness Ctr, Htd. Pool, New Carpet,
Paint, Tile, Updated. $700/Mo. Includes Main-
tenance. Years Lease. No Pets. Security Dep.
Office. Partially Furnished, Remodeled Bath,
Upstairs Unit with Private Entrance. Non
Smoker. 1 Block to Park & Beach. $700/Mo.
plus $500/Security. Available 4/1. Marti 727-
ST. PETE BEACH- 1 or 2BR Apts. $750/$795,
Utilities Paid. All new inside, nice yard, beach
nearby. 727-363-3050, cell 727-412-2517.
SECTION 8 4BEDROOM-40th St. & 15th Ave.
S. $1050/Mo. Remodeled Huge Master Bed-
room. Nice Kitchen, Washer7Dryer Hookup.
Parking. Walton Realty. 727-458-3613.
tages, Efficiencies. Private Beach, Pool and
Private Fishing Dock. $450.00 And Up, 727-
GULFPORT 1802 57TH ST. S.-Quiet, Sunny,
Florida Style living Apt. Shiny Tile Roof, Grav-
el Landscape. Stetson Vicinity. 1BR, Terrazzo
floors, Water Included. Sorry No Pets, Non
Smokers Please. $650/Mo., 1st/last/Security
DAN YINGST REALTY 727-321-5258.

House Privileges, Private Entrance, Parking,
W/D, Electric, Water, Cable/Wireless. Refrig-
erator. Included. No Smoking/Pets, 727-916-
GREAT DEAL!-$700/Mo. includes water, elec-
tric & cable. Great Location on Pinellas Trail.
Remodeled 1Br/1Ba. C/H/A, W/D, No Pets.
Karen, 727-776-5233.
floor, corner unit. 2BR/2BA. 55+, No pets, Inc.
cable. $975/mo. annual. 727-542-2445.
THE WAVE 1BR/1BA, w/balcony. Great
View! Pool, Laundry, Fitness Room, 3315 58th
Ave. S. $575/mo. plus deposit. Call 727-520-
NEED A ROOM TO RENT? -$450/Mo. Utilities
included. Access to Washer & Dryer, Call 526-
8606. Ask for Fran. Must have background
check done.
KENWOOD 2826 9TH AVE. N.- Newly Re-
modeled 1BR/1BA, $600/Mo. & $600 Deposit.
Water Included. 727-347-7423.
Furnished, Wide Open Waterfront Condo.
2BR/2BA, Master Bedroom Overlooks Bay.
1500 SF, $850/Mo. Gas/Cable/Water Included.
Available Now 727-510-0244.
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.
ST. PETE BEACH -Nice 1BR Apt. Screened
Deck, Lovely Pool, Fishing Dock, Quiet and
Peaceful. 55+, $575/Mo. 727-289-4436. Ref-
erences, No Dog.

terview 9th floor, Pool, Remodeled, Unfur-
nished 2BR/2BA, Balcony, W/D, Secured Bldg.
$995/Mo. Yearly. Ralston's Realty Co. Diane,
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.
cious Duplex, Screened Porch, Tree-Shaded
Yard, Bright & Airy, WSG Included, $600/Mo.,
5709 21st Ave. S. 404-405-8541, 727-543-
LARGE 2/1 CONDO/APT-55+. Nice, Clean,
Quiet. 5880 38th Ave. N. St. Pete, 7 Closets,
1= walk-in) C/H/A, No Smokers/Pets. Lease
$675/Mo. 727-345-1029.
BUY OR RENT-50-55+ park, North St. Pete
2BR new enclosed Florida Room, furnished,
carport, Buy $2500 / Rent $600 plus security
deposit. 727-522-4443.
GULFPORT 1BR/BA APT.-Quiet Neighbor-
hood, $750/Mo. Includes All Utilities & Cable
for 1 Non-Smoker. Spacious Tiled Kitchen,
Living Room & Bedroom Carpeted, Efficient
CHA, Ceiling Fans, Washer/Dryer. Outside
Sensors Lights. Attractive Property w/Small
Shaded Yard. No Section 8. Security Required.
Call Dan 327-6144.
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-
MOVE-IN SPECIAL- No Security Deposit: all
includes W/S/G. 1BR w/storage at 2715 54th
St. S., $585, Upstairs 1 BR at 2725 54th St. S.,
$585. Call 727-452-5942
$950/Mo. Long Term. 55+ Waterfront, Gate,
Hardwood Floors, WSG/Cable included. 6
Pools 727-748-9200.
Apts. from $450/Mo., 1BR's from $550/Mo.,
2BR's from $650/Mo. Vouchers & Section 8
OK.727-804-5596. Gulfport-1BR/1BA Duplex.
CHA $550/Mo.
2800 1/2 2ND AVE. N.-Kenwood. 1BR/1BA.
Wood Floors, Patio. sp-houses.com 530-235-
cluded. 727-289-3588. Also need Part Time
Handyman & Caregiver.
1401 60TH ST.S.-3BR/2BA, $1250-1500/Mo.
One Block From Stetson, Detached Garage,
Fenced yard. 727-235-5146.
1BR/1BA CONDO- 2nd Floor, Sunporch, US
19 & Gulf to Bay, $650/Mo. & Security. 931-
535-2722 or 727-320-3526.

Furnished. Electric, Water & Cable Included.
Nice/Quiet. Close to Art District. $850/Mo. plus
Deposit. 727-321-5146.
SUNSET BEACH CONDO-1/1. Fantastic Gulf
View, Heated Pool, Newly Furnished. Dish-
washer, Cable, W/S/T, Electric. Laundry. $820/
Mo. Mid-Apr-Nov/1. No Smoking/Pets. 727-
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.
$665/Mo. C/H/A, Big Closets, Porch. Water
& Garbage Included. Smokeless Please. No
Section 8. 727-424-6085.
Unit, 2BR/1BA, Like New, Large Balcony w/
Rear Fishing Dock, Manatee Friendly, Excel-
lent Fishing. $775/Mo. No Dogs/Cats.Call Bob,
727-347-2921, 727-458-6459.
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
Newly Renovated. No pets. On Bus Line. Off
St. Parking. Includes W/S/T, $750/Mo. 3971
9th Ave. N. 727-343-3692. L.M.
BAY ISLAND-What a View! Waterfront
1BR/1BA Condo, W/D, Carport, Htd. Pools,
Gated, Adult, Annual Lease, THE SUN TEAM
Town Shores 55+, No Pets. $850/Mo. & Elec-
tric. 6 Mos. Lease. Avail Apirl 7th. 812-327-
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.
ST. PETE BEACH- Large Efficiency, Excel-
lent Condition & Location, 1 Block to Busline,
Shopping & Fishing. Water Included. $565/Mo.
ROOM FOR RENT-Unfurnished, Private En-
trance, Utilities Included, Stable Employment,
References Required, $100wk+$100 Deposit.
727-345-1558 or 727-743-5531 anytime.
2519 BEACH BLVD.-IBR/Studio Downstairs,
Wood Floors, on Park, WSG Paid. Great
Neighborhood, Quiet. 7 blocks to Beach.
$525/Mo. 727-822-2955.

Chateau Towers. Lovely Spacious 1 BR/1.5BA,
Covered Parking, Lovely View. $800/Mo. Avail-
able Immediately. Call forAppt. MARCOUX
REALTY, INC., 727-347-1535, 360-9494.

11th Ave. NE lbr & studios available. Starting @ $475 Ask about our specials
HAINES RD. N. lbr upper WSG &G included Near shopping Only $495
TEMPLE TERR. SO Cozy 2br/lba corer lot priced reasonably Only $545
BERMUDA BAY 2br/2.5ba 2 pools, new kitchen, windows, sld doors $995
PINELLAS POINT LAKE FRONT 4br/3ba, very open floor plan $1395

,E!X Rentals & Realty, Inc.

Lovely Large 2BR/2BA w/2 Parking Spaces,
$725/Mo. Call MARCOUX REALTY, INC. for
appt. 727-347-1535, 360-9494.

Maximo Marina Area, Completely Remodeled
1BR/1BA Waterfront, Beautifully Furnished,
Covered Parking, On Busline, Yearly $950/Mo.
Seasonal $1500/Mo. 727-867-5536.
Condo. 2nd Floor In Small Complex. Fur-
nished Beautifully, Screened Porch, A/C &
Fans. $575/Mo., $500/Dep. 719-546-0851 or
ST. PETE BEACH- Clean Large open studio,
Dining area. Balcony, parking, cable/air includ-
ed. Pool. Across from Upton Beach. Anuual.
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.

Private Bedroom/Bath $500/Mo. Safe Neigh-
borhood, Close to Beach, Malls. Looking For
Professional Person or Student. 727-410-

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.

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

Friendly House w/Fenced-ln Yard for Feb.,
Mar., & April 2011. Pay up to $1200/Mo. Call

OPEN SUNDAY 1-4PM-5357 81st St. N. #22.
2BR/1 BA, Open, Spacious for $45,900 at Par-
adise Shores 55+ Community. Margit Kaitar
COLDWELL BANKER 727-643-5172.
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.
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(727) 867-3767

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LAKE MAGGIORE Lake View 1 br over 800 sq It $650
SOUTH PASADENA 1 br/1 ba Condo Pool No Pets $595
18th Ave. So. Nice I tir apartment CHA/with garage. $495
Clinton St. Near Gulfport Beach, Ind. WS&G $550

Open e l e r Se Rl Et fo S

801 58th St. South, Gulfport
Price reduced! Only $125,000. 3br/2ba/1cg,
built 2000. In time for tax credit deadline.
Sheri Ray
ABR, e-PRO Realtor
Transnation al Referral Certified
"tUbe e derystep of trvwxa ""Svrie to Sunset

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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.
2BR/2BA MOBILE HOME-55+ Park on the
Water in South Pasadena. Furnished, New
Kitchen, Carport. $16,950 obo 585-820-5135
or 727-343-0336.
Balcony w/Pool. Cable, C/H/A, Water Included.
Call 630-846-9466 for more info.
4 UNIT 1BR/1BA EACH- By the Bay on St.
Pete Beach. Near Gulf Blvd./76th Ave. Off-
Street Parking. Call 630-404-9466.
Invest Now for the Lowest Prices. All Homes
Sold in "As is Condition" Beth Taylor, Broker
INVESTORS 2BR totally rehabbed. Block,
great neighborhood. $79,900. Walton Realty.
2BR MOBILE HOME- w/Deck, Beauti-
ful Lot, Tryon, N. Carolina. Cedar Mountain
Campground, Creek, Waterfall. Includes Land,

Corner Unit Top Floor, 2BR/2BA, Immaculate
Condition, Completely Furnished with all Items.
Only Used Winter Months, All Amenities.
Long Time Owner. Reasonablly Priced, Good
Investment. No Brokers, 727-367-5910.

1 Br/1.5 Ba unit on the 4th floor w/direct
golf course view. Secure bldg.
Check it out for only
Affordable Waterfront
Town Shores Diplomat #903, 2/2
Town Shores Groton #315, 2/2
New Listing
923 Brookwood Ct. S.
3/2 w/pool, great starter home at

Bill Sampson Jr.
727-776-7280 Baird
BillSampsonSells@verizon.net Realty Qroup

This is one of the finest units in our area...2200+/sf, 3/2.5 with wide open intracoastal and Boca Ciega Bay waterviews.
Prpri es ar Sling.. Ths r ndrcnrc

Gabber March 18 March 24, 2010

We'reClose^rthanyu think....Yourcomm^unitypaper.
the Gabeber 3216965

magnificent view, balcony, updated bath- 3BR/2BA, Carpeted, A/C, 6 Appliances, tio open to courtyard. Pool, near tennis, parks,
rooms, beautiful floors, washer/dryer, covered Balcony, Swimming Pool, Clubhouse. Sale shopping, beach.$95,000. BEACH & LUXURY
parking. No realtors. $219,000. 727-244-2268. $105,000 or Rent $799/Mo. 727-867-7022. REALTY727-492-6721.

NEW ON MARKET CHATHAM HOUSE #305, Beautifully updated 1 BR/1BA Deluxe unit, new kitchen, crown molding, carpet, paint, sliding doors.
NEW CHA, carport. Never been lived in since update. Shows pride of Ownership, Priced at $109,000
ETON HOUSE #207, Updated 1 BR/1 BA standard unit, carport, move in ready, excellent shape**, Priced at $75,000
EMBASSY HOUSE #404 2BR/2BA deluxe. Updated **Waterviews* Priced at $175,000
EMBASSY #409, 1 bed/1.5 bath, deluxe unit, furnished, convenient park by entrance, Reduced to $155,000
NOTTINGHAM HOUSE #115 east corner**2BR/2BA windows galore* carport** Priced at $168,000
BARCLAY HOUSE #302 2BR/2BA*Custom Unit** Fabulous Kitchen with eat-in bar* Granite Counters"updated bathrooms**Open Floor Plan.
"Custom Bahama Shutters***Carport** Priced at $165,000
TOWN SHORES. WINDSOR HOUSE #307 Open Water views, 1 bed, 1.5 bath, windows, newer a/c, new kitchen, paint etc. carport, Hurricane
Shutters. Priced well @ $161,900
TOWN SHORES JAMISON #507 1 bed/1bath standard unit, furnished, clean & updated w/carport. Priced @ $72,900
TOWN SHORES JAMISON #210 2 bed/2bath standard unit, new kitchen, bath, pool views, carport, move in condition. Priced @ $125,000
TOWN SHORES AVALON #202 2 bed/2bath deluxe unit, updated tile, carpet, paint, carport, move in condition. Priced @ $107,000
AVALON #206 1 bed/1 bath, standard unit, Dog Building, completely updated kitchen, bath, furnished, curb parking. Reduced to $84,000
LANCASTER #608 2BR/2BA standard unit with Marina view, carport. Priced at $149,000
LANCASTER House #603, "Marina" water views, 2 bedrd 'TJ Tl chen, chen, very appealing Priced at $127,500
LANCASTER #415, corner, 2 bed, 2 bath. Reduced $154,000
LANCASTER #304, 1 bed/1 bath, deluxe carport, marina views. Great Buy @ $99,000
HAMPTON #310, 1 bed/1 bath deluxe, new carpet, new paint, waterfront marina views. $119900 $99,000
SEMINOLE GARDEN APTS 8584 111th St. N. #310 2 bed, 2 bath corner condo, stps to Clubhouse priced @ $43,900
NEW ON MARKET St Pete Home for Sale 6323 Bahama Shores Drive S. Beautiful 3 bed / 2 bath, garage, Spanish Style Home
with pool located on lot and 1/2. Waterviews from front yard. Owner Gifting the Home Furnished" Priced at $349,900 OPEN SUN. 1-4
SHORT SALE Eagle Crest 6420 6th Ave. N. 3 bed/2 bath 2,000 sq ft., Beautiful maintained home with "Green" Landscaping, close to
beaches, Tyrone Square Mall and Churches Priced well at $259,900
St. Pete Beach 7000 Beach Dr. Unit #308 corner Gulf Side Waterfront unit Upham Beach Location. 2 bed 2 bath condo beautiful waterfront
views. Enjoy pool & beaches right outside your door. 1 car garage with storage. Well Priced $479,000
560 Zanesville St. S. St. Pete, FL 2 bed 1 bath w/carport, alley access, shady back fenced yard with oak trees double fence gate. Room for boat,
pool, extra parking. Reduced to $55,000 SHORT SALE
6901 Burlington Ave. N., Mini Estate 4 bed/ 2 bath main home, gleaming wood floors, tiled kitchen and hallway. Large kitchen, new cabinets,
new appliances, new vinyl thermo windows. New a/c & heat, completely private fenced yard, "Unique Family Home". Mother-in-Law apt., completely
updated and functional, new a/c, appliances 2 screened porches. Alley access, 1/4 acre corner lot. Priced @ $299,000
MARINA DISTRICT 2650 Tifton St. S. 3/1 Cape Cod, 1.5 lot, fireplace room for boat/trailer. Reduced $130,000
Gulfport 1713 59th Street South, Gulfport 2 bed 1 bath block home, updated move in ready. Attached carport, shed, landscaped. Steps to
Holy Name Church, Stetson College Campus** Priced well at $139,900
Boca Ceiga Apts #19 55 plus $800 Month
Dover #410 1 bed 1 bath annual, furnished $750 Month

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Karen Vogel, P.A., GRI, CAM
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Cell: 727-542-9384 Fax: 727-368-0600
Bus: 727-368-0500
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