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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 25, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
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Inside
this week...


Teen Council Seeks
New Members
see page 3

Gulfport Springfest -
March 27
see page 4

Holy Name Fish
Fry Dinners
see page 15

Letters To The Editor
see page 20

Gulfport Lions
Pancake Breakfast
see page 27

Elder Consumer
Protection Expo
see page 33

Legion Post 125
Week's Activities
see page 35

Smoke Alarms
Save A Life
see page 37

Gulfport Centennial
Countdown
see page 38

Become A Mentor
see page 40


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Bargains are Elementary at
the School's Annual Yard Sale
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Photo by Leigh Clifton
Leslie Middaugh picks up a possible sweater buy as
she scans the piles and piles of bargains at the Gulfport
Elementary Yard Sale last Saturday. Middaugh, her husband
Chad Kopach (left) and three children Sasha, Sam and Mae
are visiting from Toronto. Chad brought his golfclubs to play
a few rounds, but had no bag. Leslie found him one at the
yard sale for a dollar.
"We love Gulfport; we've been visiting here quite a bit,"
Leslie said. This is a great sale with wonderful bargains.
I bought some kids books and toy clock and few goodies
for myself."
When they fly back home, the bag can stay or else find
another who can put it to good use.
According to Pat Dunham, the chief organizer for the annual
event, the yard sale earned more that $2300.00, although
See Sale, page 3

Father-Son Time on the Bayou
Photo by Cathy Salustri
At Saturday's Clam Bayou Cleanup,
students from Melrose Elementary
took to the water by kayak to scout for
garbage. Pictured here, father and son
Martin and Martin Neal prepare to
venture into the depths of the Bayou to
collect cast off golf balls, cups, and other
bits of trash that find their way to the
tidal estuary on Boca Ciega Bay. The
junior Martin Neal attends 4th grade
at Melrose Elementary. The students
usedkayaks andpaddleboards provided
by Kayak Nature Adventures.
Clam Bayou is the last remaining
See Bayou, page 7


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New Bank at St. Pete
Beach Dolphin Village
ST. PETE BEACH- The St. Pete Beach
City Commission decided to make way
for a bank at the former Bennigan's site
at 4625 Gulf Boulevard. The existing
restaurant building will be removed
and a new JP Morgan Chase bank
will go at the same locale. The change
involves some revising of the planned
development, which includes a mix of
residential, restaurant and retail uses.
The developer, Robert Malagon,
Executive Vice President of
Development for Equity One,
See Bank, page 5
City Remembers
Roberta Whipple
ST. PETE BEACH-
The city commission
setup a special
reserve account for
donations in memory
of Roberta Whipple.
The longtime city
library administrator "
died in December after a courageous
fight against ovarian cancer. The
money will go to extraordinary library
purchases outside of routinely budgeted
items.


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Photo by Cathy Salustri
Karen Frank extolls the virtues of the house she's selling from inside the front window.
Frank had this teeny-tiny house "listed" for $55 at Saturday's yard sale, making it the most
affordable home in the city. Her neighbor, Judy Newman, showed off the home's exteriors
to prospective buyers.
Saturday's city-wide yard sale drew crowds. Aside from real estate bargains, shoppers got
deals on everything from glassware to toys and, for those with nautical proclivities, cleats
to outboard engines.


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The Car Care Council says that consumers should be doing preventative maintenance to protect
their automotive investment.

Statistics from the latest National Car Care Month inspection campaign (April
and October 2007) show the vehicle failure rate for at least one part or system
was 80 percent. The following table shows the percentage of vehicles that failed
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City gets less money
from parking
ST. PETE BEACH- The city will split
parking revenues 50/50 with the
county at the county beach parking
lot across from Dolphin Village.
This is instead of the current 60/40
split. This will mean an anticipated
annual revenue loss of $21,000 for
the city.
The city will still collect, enforce and
maintain the parking devices. The
county will maintain the restroom
facilities, surfaces, and curbing on
site. The city will also maintain
the plantings and replace them as
needed up to $500 each year.
The commission authorized the
city manager to enter into the
parking agreement with the county
at its March 23 meeting. The city is
looking at taking over the janitorial
work to go back to the 60/40 split and
the possibility of raising the rates to
make up for the short fall.






Sale, from front page
the figure could go higher once all the PTA
sales are counted into the total. Dunham
called the sale a success for the school
and the community. Turnout was lighter
this year; the Gulfport Community wide
yard sale was held that same day and
that may have drawn some of the bargain
hunters to other yards. But as usual, the
Gulfport community kicked in to help out
the school... and find a few goodies along
the way.

South Pasadena
ArtSpring
The City's annual ArtSpring
Exhibition will be held on March
26-28 at South Pasadena City
Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S. The
showcase will feature innovative and
traditional art produced in clay, wood,
metals, glass, paper, photography,
watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings
from over 100 local artists. Gallery
hours are Friday, March 26, 10-3
p.m., Saturday, March 27, 11-3 p.m.
and Sunday March 28, 12 noon to
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ATTENTION GULFPORT TEENS
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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Publishers / Editors
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Customer Service / Sales
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Contributing Writers
Gina Forgetta, Bill Northrop, Anne Rush
Photographer / Education Reporter
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City Hall Beaches
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Contents of this publication may not be reproduced or copied
without premission of the Publishers.


Gulfport Springfest
The 15th Annual Gulfport Springfest
Street Festival celebration is planned
for Saturday, March 27 from noon to
8p.m. alonghistoricBeach 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.
Contest participants are encouraged
to create their own hat masterpieces
with simple materials and some
creativity and attend the festivities.
Hats can be fancy, fashionable,
weird, cartooned, kitschy or themed.
Any materials may be used. There is
only one rule your chapeau must fit
over your head! Whether you aspire
to become the next great hat designer
or are seeking to win the contest, be
sure to add lots of embellishments,
doo-dads, and goo-gas for the chance
to become the judges' champion.


Participants will be judged during
the parade at 4 p.m. and the winners
will be announced immediately
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 Center.
The Spring Fest event is free to the
public and free parking is available
in and around downtown and the
City's historic trolley will offer free
rides giving access to more remote
parking locations.
Vendors can download an
application at SIKPromotions.com
or call 727-322-5217. For more
information, please contact the
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce at
727-244-271 1


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Bank, from front page
shared his company-acquired
Dolphin Village in 2006. After they
developed the mixed-use plan the
market changed.
There is now really not a market
for the type of units planned. They
have been attempting to find a
suitable replacement for the former
restaurant site, he said.
"The only way you can approve this
tonight is as an amended planned
development, said City Manager
Mike Bonfield, "What makes this
difficult is (you are) being told that
the planned development is not
going to happen."
Mayor Michael Finnerty said he
thought the city was lucky the bank
wanted to locate in St. Pete Beach.
"Let's show we are willing to remove
this eyesore. Let's face it a bird in
the hand is worth two in the bush,"
Finnerty said.
Bonfield said the city was in the
process of developing very defined
planning, which is a move from


the very liberal let people do what
they want approach. The issue is
planning Bonfield said. "Let's not
spend all the time putting all this
stuff in place, if (you are) not going
to follow it...if you want to do ad hoc
planning."
The site plan change was approved
subject to the commission approving
subsequent landscaping plans,
architectural detail, site lighting,
pedestrian paths, and utilization of


sustainable design features. The
motion passed 3-2.
Chris Kirschler of BDG Architects
presented the plans for the bank at
the March 9 commission meeting
but the commissioners wanted to
hear more from the developers with
what they planned to do in their
development of the entire parcel
before they decided on the bank.


Safe Boating CMO
Starts April 5th for' e s


This Coast Guard Approved Boating
is offered by the U.S. Power Squa
Every Monday starting AIth -p
Sail Center, Demon ing
St. Petersbur
Satifies Florida's education require
for boaters under 21. Ca
You may receive Insurance Discounts i Ir
for completing this course. xt


"FUN IN THE QUN" DAY


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Saturday, April 3, 2010 Gulfport Recreation Center
4 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 5730 Shore Blvd. South
Presented by the City of Gulfport and Stetson College of Law Public Service Fellows
Sponsored by local businesses/associations


FREE
Egg Hunt for ages 8 yrs. old & younger
Face Painting
Inflatables
Entertainment
Demonstrations
Bar-B-Q (hot dogs, snacks & water)


Climb into the driver's seat of your favorite vehicle:
police car, fire truck, ambulance, boat and many more!
SFor more information call 893-1068


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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


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8:30p.m. The Walk commences at the
Courtyard Village on Beach Blvd. in
Gulfport's Art District. Tickets are
$10. For more information, call 727-
321-1786 or become a fan of Theatre
Walk on Facebook.

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 1:30p.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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Bayou, from front page
estuary on Boca Ciega Bay. Runoff
from Gulfport and St. Petersburg
streets, golf courses, homes and
businesses makes it way to the
estuary. That runoff carries trash as
well as chemicals. Several times a
year, Keep Pinellas Beautiful stages
cleanup to help remove the trash
from the estuary. Although some
residents disagree with the methods,
efforts to remove toxins are underway,
according to the Southwest Florida
Water Management District. Efforts
to reduce waste from entering Clam
Bayou are not.
Did we take your photo at
Saturday's event? If you don't
see it here, look for it on our
Facebook Page, accessible from
our web page, TheGabber.com.

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
727-742-3354.


















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Pictured (L-R): From left to right: Irvin Green, Catherine Wilkes,
Colleen Hargett, Det. Hanh Pham...back row: Sam Smith.


Gulfport Police
explorers and
Detective Pham
from the Gulfport
Police Department
participated in the
Coastal Clean-up
on Saturday, March
20. Detective Pham
thought it was a
good idea for the
Police Explorers
to participate in
community service
With the City of
Gulfport. The group
picked up trash at
Sthe Clam Bayou Park,
Tangerine Greenway
and Tomlinson Park.
They collected over 50
pounds of trash.


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Off Duty Police
Rates Up
ST. PETE BEACH- Hourly rates
charged for off duty police officers
may go up $6 per hour to $49. There
will also be a $15 fee for each off
duty contract. Plus additional hourly
charges if police vehicles or vessels
are used.
The commission passed the rate
changes on first reading at its March
23 meeting. The city is not currently
recovering all of its costs from off duty
work, City Manager Mike Bonfield
said.

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 information.







Rolling Along
By Cathy Salustri


Lloyd Mason, who lives part-
time in Gulfport and part-time in
Maine, shows off a roller furling
he offered for sale at Saturday's
Nautical Flea Market. Mason
told The Gabber that his wife,
Jean Proach, was "out supporting
Gulfport by buying at the yard
sale."
Because of park construction,
this year's Nautical Flea Market
took place at Clam Bayou instead
of on the north side of the marina.
Parking, at a premium because
of the Clam Bayou cleanup and
flea market, extended onto many
residential streets in the marina
district.









Home
Organizing
Services
Do you need help with organizing
and decluttering your home?
Hiring a home organizer can bring you
a fresh perspective, with new ideas to
help re-energize your enthusiasm to
create order out of disorder.

Pat Johns
Home Organizer

727-360-3328

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You're invited to our free, no-pressure
FIRST TIME HOME BUYER SEMINAR.
We'll walk you through the home buying process to
help you make a confident, informed decision


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A BIG thank you to the volunteers
of the Clam Bayou Clean up!
The City of Gulfport would like to thank all the volunteers on land and water
that attended the Coastal Cleanup this past Saturday, March 20 at Clam Bayou
Nature Park. A special thanks to our registration volunteers, Janice Ryan and
Elsi Crimaldi who have volunteered for many years and do a fantastic job!
The statistics of the cleanup were 62 dedicated volunteers and 570 pounds of
debris removed from the Bayou. If you would like to view some of the photos
taken at the clean up, go to the City's website at www.mygulfport.us and click
the photo navigation bar, then current photos.
The City of Gulfport is scheduled to have the next Clam Bayou clean up
Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 9 a.m. to noon, so mark your calendars! It's
really a lot of fun and you are helping the Bayou at the same time.








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Photo by Melissa Lattman
Volunteers met at Upham Beach and Pass-a-Grille and gathered trash along the city's
shoreline and beaches. Saturday mornings effort was part of the Great American Cleanup.
Pictured are St. Petersburg College students Ciara Whitfield and Kevin Villegas.


By Fred Wilder
Art Guild has
Prize Show
The Treasure Island Art Guild
is giving artists a chance to make
some money by inviting them to
enter a painting in The Guild's
April show. A total of $400 will be
awarded to the winners. The entry
date is Thursday, April 1, 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. at The Treasure Island City
Hall Auditorium, 120 108 Avenue.
Entry fee is $10 members; $20 non-
members. If you are not a member,
we invite you to become one.
There will be a reception for the
winners on Saturday, April 10 at
1 p.m. at the same address. There
will be an art demonstration by a
professional artist. Refreshments
will be served. For more information
call Fred at 360-8390.


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Holy Week Schedule
at St. Vincent's
St. Vincent's Episcopal Church, 5441
Ninth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg,
will celebrate Palm Sunday on March
28 with services at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Sunday school for youth begins at 10
a.m.
They will offer Holy Eucharist at
10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday and
Tuesday; Holy Eucharist/Healing at
10 a.m. and Service of Tenebrae at
7 p.m. on Wednesday; Agape Feast
at 6 p.m. and Holy Eucharist/Foot
Washing on Maundy Thursday and
Good Friday Liturgy at 12 noon and
6 p.m. on March 26.

Explore the Stations
of the Cross
St. Vincent's Episcopal Church, 5441
Ninth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg
offers the Stations of the Cross on
March 26 at 6 p.m. This is a unique
experience, done in first person as if
Jesus was talking to each participant
as it relates to today's world. All are
welcome.

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. Stop by the church at
5401 22 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg
or call 321-8356.

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Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ


6315 Central Ave. 727-347-1226
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69th Annual Easter


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




Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 @10:00am
Tierra Verde Ballpark, Pinellas Bayway
Easter Sunrise Service
6:45 am Ft DeSoto east end beach
Dr. Mike Wetzel, Pastor
1271 Pinellas Bayway, Tierra Verde, FL. 33715
(behind the Meranlile Bank)
(727) 866-7362
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Our Savior Lutheran Church
and School
Pastor Paul Burtzlaff
301 58th St. South
St. Petersburg, FL. 33707





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


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Metaphysical Community Church
1950 2nd Ave. No., St. Petersburg
(727) 822.8628 (727) 822-3157
Sunday Worship Services 11:00 am
Monday, Course in Miracles, 7pm
Sat. 3/27 No Such Thing as Incurable,
Workshop, 10:30-4:30pm
Sun 3/28 Create a Mate 12:30-2:30pm
www.templeofthelivinggod.org

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Free! Come celebrate the Passover. Sing Jewish songs, hear the story of
deliverance from the haggadah, eat matzah, and charoset, and have a great time.


passover
Tuesday March 30th 7:00
Pre-Registration necessary
4 Food samples will be served but not a full meal

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SUNDAY SERVICES
Wednesday Healing Eucharist 11am
Sunday Sam & O1am Holy Eucharist
Our Thrift Store is open
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Proceeds benefit Food Pantry
Food Pantry is Open
1st & 3rd Sundays
from: 10 am to 12:30 pm
St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church
3747 34th St. South St. Petersburg, FL 33711
(727) 867-7015


St. Philip's Anglican Church
S 7685 66th St. N.
Pinellas Park, FL 33781 RR
727-549-0400
Traditional Anglican Worship
1928 Prayer Book
Holy Eucharist: 10 am Sundays
Mass & Bible Study Wednesdays
11 am&7 pm
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Tpuniy Chunch oF The NazaRene
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1000 55th Street S., Gulfport, FL 33707
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Rev. Dennis E. Belus
Email: TrinityChurchNaz@Yahoo.com
Sunday School 9:30 am
Worship Service 10:40 am
Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study
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Schedule of Worship
Sunday Worship
8:00 AM & 10:00 AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM
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PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH

Join us for Palm Sunday!

My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?

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

227 70th Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33707
(727) 381-2499 www.pasadenacommunitychurch.org






Easter Musical at Park
Place Wesleyan
Park Place Wesleyan Church, 4400
70 Avenue N. in Pinellas Park, will
present the Easter Musical "Savior
- Jesus Messiah" on Sunday, March
28 at 6 p.m., Monday and Wednesday
at 7 p.m. and on Friday, April 2 at
7:30 p.m. Free admission. Nursery
provided. Visit www.ppwc.org.


Island Chapel to Hold
Benefit Concert
The Island Chapel will present
"A Celebration of Life" Benefit
Concert Friday, March 26 at 7 p.m.
The proceeds from this concert will
benefit The Next STEPP Center
(formerly known as the St. Petersburg
Pregnancy Center), which provides
Services to Those Experiencing
Pregnancy or Parenting. Carole


Alexander, Director of The Next
STEPP Center, explains the center
experienced a $12K deficit in 2009.
With the economic conditions being
what they are, this benefit concert
is hoping to help in alleviating
this "shortfall." The concert will
be held at The Island Chapel, 1271
Pinellas Bayway, Tierra Verde and
features artist Wes Joyner of Road to
Damascus Ministries.

Workers Comp Updates
ST. PETE BEACH- The city updated
its personnel manual regarding
absences from work related sickness
or injuries. The changes affect
payment for employee absences and
use of sick leave after the employee
has been released from worker's
compensation for full-duty work
again.


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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.

Puppy Day at SPCA
SPCA Tampa Bay is celebrating
National Puppy Day all weekend
long, March 27 and 28. Pet owners
will enjoy boutique clearance items
at the Spring Cleaning Tent Sale,
while their puppies between the ages
of 12 weeks to six months have fun in
the Puppy Play Garden or learn basic
obedience in the Just for Puppies
Care Class. All puppies must be up to
date with vaccinations to participate.
Shelter location is 9099 130 Avenue
N. in Largo. Participants interested
in the Just For Puppies Care Class
must sign up at www.spcatampabay.
org. The cost is $10. For more
information, call 727-586-3591.


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Join us for
Springfest 2010!!!
We will be open from 7am to
8pm on Friday and Saturday
March 26th and 27th. During
Springfest we are featuring
several dinner specials and
will have live music from 4
to 8pm provided by D.J. Cage
a local singer and guitarist. Enjoy our
new and improved outdoor
seating and our fine selection
of beer and wine. The gang at Stella's
can't wait to see YOU!
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Most Holy Name
Fish Fry Dinners
Lent is here and so are the famous
Fish Fry Dinners hosted by the
St. Vincent de Paul Society and the
St. Mary & St. Anne Society at Most
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church,
5800 15 Avenue S. in Gulfport.
This last dinner will be served on
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
hosts.


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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.

New Horizons Band
to Play at SpringFest
The local chapter of The New
Horizons Band will perform during
SpringFest on Saturday, March 27
around 2 p.m. on Beach Blvd. near


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30th Ave. S. They will entertain with
a mixture of familiar favorites that
have timeless and popular appeal.
The goal of the New Horizons Band
is to create an entry point to group
music-making for adult beginners
and a comfortable re-entry point for
adults who played music in school
and would like to resume after long
years of building careers and raising
children. The local chapter meets
weekly at Eckerd College under the
instruction and direction of David
Irwin.

Casino Fundraiser to
Benefit Chance Center
Come out to the Gulfport Casino,
5500 Shore Boulevard S., on Friday,
April from 6-10p.m. for"AnEvening
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.


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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 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Peg's
Cantina and Brew Pub, 3038 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 Gathering.
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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-
328-2720.

St. Pete Beach
Audit Results
ST. PETE BEACH- The city's
financial position did improve in 2009
as compared to 2008. This follows the
positive trend of improving from 2007


to 2008, as well. Overall there was an
increase in the total fund balance by
about $850,000. In the general fund,
the city's primary operating fund,
there was an excess of revenues over
expenditures by more than $500,000.
Although the amount of revenues
was less than in 2008, across the
departments there was a decrease in
expenses.
The city is paying over time for
the shortfall in the city employee
pensions. The city is about $14 million
behind in its pension obligations, the
auditor said.


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' eN Bird Club
It's time to get ready for the tea,
flower show and business meeting.
It will be held on April 8 at the
Gulfport Presbyterian Church
social hall, 5313 27 Avenue S.
Officers will give brief reports and
new officers will be elected to serve
next year.
The Social Hour begins at 11:30
a.m. and the Tea begins at 12
noon. Members are asked to
provide finger sandwiches, fruit or
vegetable trays or a dessert. Also
have your teacup for the tea and
wear a pretty or funny hat for the
Easter Bonnet Parade.
Plant and floral arrangements
will be judged by Garden Club
members. Categories are:
Arrangements over 12 Inches;
Arrangements under 12 Inches;
Silk or Dry Arrangements; Oriental
Arrangements; Foliage Plants;
Flowering Plants; Miniature
Arrangements (less than 6"x6").
Prizes will be awarded so bring
your best artistic creation.
Membership dues for next year
will be collected starting at the
April meeting. The $5 fee (check
payable to the Gulfport Garden
and Bird Club) must be paid before
June in order to have your name
included in the yearbook.


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Kathy Chelauski, visiting from
South Shore, Mass.: "Well, I'm from
Massachusetts and it's mandatory up
there, but Ifeel it's effective, although
I have private insurance myself. But
I'm happy about the bill being signed.
It's about time that a country of our
size and wealth should be able to offer
health reform and insurance to every
one of its citizens. I am hoping that as
it gets implemented, it won't be such
a big political issue. Apparently it's
caused some serious problems among
the different parties. But the points
about reducing costs to seniors on
Medicare, helping to insure students
until they're 26, those are good
proposals and will help us in the long
run.


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Mike Storm, So. Pasadena: "I think
it's nice that something's being tried;
I'm not sure what the end result will
be. If it's for the better then I'm all
for it. But I'm not that well informed
on all the points yet. I guess the proof
will be in the pudding and we can see
what the final product will be. I hope
that when it all gets finalized, I'll be
able to understand it better."

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Maryanna Beer, Toronto and
Gulfport: "It's very interesting,
because we're from Canada where
we have universal health care. But
I also have dual citizenship with
the US and Canada; I vote here, but
my health care is in Canada. I think
that the new bill is a good first step.
I know there were a lot of things
they had to compromise on, but I
believe that you should care for your
citizens. Our Canadian health care is
paid by our taxes; it's not privatized,
there is no actual insurance company
to deal with, no middle man. The
government regulates the hospitals
and they deal directly with them.
There are no major restrictions other
than the timing of elective surgeries
that are not life threatening. For
those procedures, a person may
have to wait weeks or months, but
remember, it's an elective surgery,
not one where your life hangs in the
balance. We don't buy insurance
and we're taxed on a sliding scale. I
think it works well. People in the US
seem to think that the government is
trying to take over their lives; that's
just not the case. This new bill may
not be perfect but at least it's a giant
step in the right direction. People
need access to health care and they
need it soon."


uoug ivlasterson, oo. rasacena:
"People were talking about it today at
work, but as a veteran, I don't think
I'll be affected by any of it. Because I
served my country, I'm afforded free
health care. My daughter, Grace, is
coveredunderher mother's insurance.
She's a nurse and works for a doctor,
so they are both covered. There might
be a time when it might affect Grace
down the road. I think if I wasn't a
vet, I would not have a problem with
this new bill. If the talking points
are true and hold up, then it would
seem to make sense. But there would
have to be major incentives for small
businesses to have to provide health
care to all their employees and also
to people who will now have to buy
for it themselves. I'll just have to get
more information on all of it and try
to understand it better."


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Letters
Am I a Cherry
Crusted Nutbar?
Dear Editor: Cathy Salustri's
Hard Candy "Letter to the Council"
(March 18-24, 2010 issue) makes
some excellent points and I hope the
Council members take heed. Over
the past several years there appears
to me to have been an attitude of
dismissiveness by the Council toward
the r.--id.-nli- I.- p.iy.-,'- they were
elected to represent. Perhaps, 2010
will be the year in which we see this
attitude change.
As a resident who attends Council
meetings fairly regularly, I presume
I may be one of the "magnificent
seven" to which Cathy refers. If I
had never met Cathy nor read other
of her writings I'd probably thank
her for the compliment. However, it
was just a few months ago that she
referred to a number of the attending
public as "cherry crusted nut-bars"
so I'll presume it probably wasn't a
compliment.
I agree, the council certainly
shouldn't presume that those
attending the council meetings have
the only opinion. I must ask though,
why is it necessary to put down those
of us who attend council meetings?
The notion that we do so as we don't
work or for want of anything else to
do is absurd. Just to be clear, I and
many number of others I've met at
the meetings, do actually have jobs.
It is certainly understandable that
not all residents can attend nor want
to attend council meetings.
I got involved only after a traffic
issue in my neighborhood stood
unaddressed for years -- yes
years-- through two different
Councilmembers. The conclusion
to the issue came in a meeting
where budget issues where being
discussed. This piqued my interest
as my professional background is
in operations and customer service
management. I subsequentlyattended
more meetings and recognized that I
should perhaps be more cognizant of
the goings on in the City.
I met a number of people, early on,
at the meetings, including recently
installed Ward 3 Cuncilmember
Salmon. I found these people to
be intelligent and caring of the
community. My goal is always to


learn through the sharing of ideas
and perhaps offer insight as well.
From a political perspective, I
probably don't agree with many of
the others attending. I do believe
though that it is possible to have
an intelligent, lively discussion with
others even though you may disagree
with them. The objective is to listen
and learn and at times offer feedback
that bears merit. To me, this is in
fact what should occur between the
public and our elected officials.
I believe that most people who
attend Council meetings do so
because they care about the City
and it would be great for them to be
received that way. Yes, the feedback
is sometimes repetitious, annoying
and even overly passionate. However,
all feedback should be welcomed and
considered, regardless of how crazy
an idea may appear to be. Focus
on the idea, not the person nor the
manner of delivery. One member of
the dais recently said (paraphrased)
that "without the passion, you have
no city".
Gulfport is a great City but there
is also opportunity for improvement
and innovation. I could create a list
of ideas/concerns that have been
brought forth by "the seven", "the
nutbars" and other citizens over
the last several years that have had
an impact. I'll save that for another
time. Now, I'd just ask that Cathy
and The Gabber spend a little less
time demeaning the intentions of
members of the Council meeting
audience.
M.Tober


Don't Feed the Birds!
Dear Editor: Over the past few
years I have been delighted, as have
many others, at being afforded a
close view of the water birds as they
hover and perch on the roof and deck
railing of a house near the Gulfport
Marina. Two very kind gentlemen
offer them food and are perhaps
entertained by these birds whose
natural support is provided by our
unique aquatic environment. I have
seen many visitors waiting there,
such as herons, egrets, gulls, ibises
and storks.
My delight has over the past
year turned to concern. I heard a
presentation at the Suncoast Bird
Sanctuary in North Redington


Beach where the speaker explicitly
identified the feeding of wild birds
as being harmful to the health of the
birds. She said that feeding water
birds leads to problems such as:
*behavioral problems in the
birds -- they lose their fear of
humans and become aggressive;
*malnutrition from eating foods
with low or no nutritional value;
*injuries from swallowing
hooks and nonfood items;
*entanglement in fishing line
-- which can lead to starvation,
loss of a wing or foot, and death;
*injuries from swallowing large fish
bones which they cannot digest --
large fish bones can puncture a bird's
pouch, get caught in the throat, and
even puncture a bird's stomach;
*becomingtame,losingfearofhumans;
*increased spread of disease;
* degradation of water quality
(from concentrations of bird feces);
*parent birds who are dependent on
humans for food and therefore cannot
teach their own young proper foraging
techniques to feed themselves.
In presenting this statement, I wish
to give the utmost respect to those
among us who have fed the birds.
The appeal of an almost touchable
feather is universal. However, we
now have new information. I hope
that we will educate ourselves about
what is best for our own precious
water bird resources and get a good
pair of binoculars. It is to their health
and advantage if we view them from
afar.
Lou Scherer



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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
and refreshments. Corey Avenue is
in downtown St. Pete Beach. Visit
www.coreyave.com or call 727-498-
8778.

Sewer Pipe
Survey Approved
ST. PETE BEACH- The city
commission okayed funding for a
survey to assess the condition of
sewer pipes going to the master pump
station. The pipes may need to be
cleaned, tested and possibly replaced.
The public works department wants
to check their overall condition
before spending a lot of money on
the project. The survey will help the
city better determine how soon the
project needs to be done. Once the
pipes are cleaned they will operate
more efficiently, said Steven Hallock
Public Services Director.
The pipes have a fifty-year lifespan
and were installed in the early
1980s.
However the city saw some potential
issues while doing some recent pump
station work.
"When they brought us the samples,
the condition of the pipe was kind
of scary, Mayor Michael Finnerty
said.












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Singer Steve
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Get your tickets now and enjoy a
fantastic performance from singer
and performer, Steve Wayne, Friday,
April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Catherine A.
Hickman Theater, 5501 26 Avenue
S. in Gulfport. Steve has performed
in Gulfport before and is back by
popular demand. He thrills audiences
of all ages with his velvety voice and
captivating style. He adds his own
unique romantic flair to love songs of


the 40s, 50s and 60s.
Tickets are $10 at the door or $8
in advance at the Senior Center,
5501 27 Avenue S. Cash bar and
refreshments available. The proceeds
from this event benefit the Gulfport
Senior Center Foundation. For more
information, call 727-893-2237 or
727-893-1231.

Litigation Update
ST. PETE BEACH- City Attorney
Mike Davis said the city has spent


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about $260,000 this year in legal
fees. He asked the commission if
they wanted to take another stab at
settling litigation. The commission
will discuss legal fees and next steps
at an upcoming workshop session.

Cake Decorating Class
Have you always wanted to be a cake
decorator? Now you can in just three
hours with an Icing on the Cake home
party by Eshia. Adult and children's
classes will be available on Mondays
from 6-9 p.m. for $20 per class. You
bring an un-iced cake, the decorating
tools will be supplied and you leave
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Gulfport Lions
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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
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overlooking beautiful Boca Ceiga
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breakfasts.
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fund raising activities, you are
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American Idol
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Come see Michael Lynche on the
big screen as he competes for the
title of Americn Idol. He is a member
of the St. Petersburg community
and Tradewinds Christian Church
located at 6740 Park Street S. in
So. Pasadena. On Tuesday, March
30 at 7 p.m. they will be have food
followed by some worship songs at
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Easter Egg Hunt at
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Easter Egg Hunt and Basket Contest
on Sunday, April 4, at 2 p.m.


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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You
may not be feeling a hundred percent
like yourself this week. Then again,
who you are is always changing. You
have every right to make it up as
you go. Once upon a time, your sign
mate Charlie Chaplin, a great comic
actor of the silent movie era, entered
a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest
and won third place.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You
are trying to be as self-sufficient as
possible. But if you have to depend
on someone, embrace it. Chances
are this person is better for having
shared with you. Nothing and no one
in the world can exist alone. Even
the most independent entities have
a relationship with the other things
that exist.
GEMINI (I1 l.y 21-June 21). Projects
at work are unfolding in a certain
way because of your influence. Ask
yourself what difference you are
making. What has happened that
wouldn't have if you were not there?
Realizing your impact will help you
get clear about your purpose. By
Thursday, you'll set a new and life-
changing goal.
CANCER (June 22-July 22).
Complaining is a favorite pastime of
many people, and you'll find yourself
among them this week. Resist
chiming in, though. It's easier for you
to see what's right about things. As
you practice gratitude, you'll have
an influence. It will turn out that the
problem is not all that bad and the
solution is simple.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your work
may seem like a means to an end
-- just a way of paying the rent and
putting food on the table. But it's not
just a job; it's a calling. If this feels
true, it's time for you to remember
how you got here and what your job
really means. You have the potential
to make a great contribution to the
world through your work.


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The first
part of the week is filled with casual
sharing and fun. Then you'll surprise
everyone by turning up the mystery
and intrigue. Send short notes and
have cryptic conversations. Don't let
on where you're going or when you'll
be back. Wear huge sunglasses, even
indoors. It thrills someone to try to
figure you out.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your
prudence may have you wheeling and
dealing, following sales or clipping
coupons. You'll enjoy knowing that
you're being a responsible steward
of your money. Just remember that
the cost of things is not as important
as their value. You can afford to be
luxurious and generous when it
matters most.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).
When you appreciate beauty, you
usually feel compelled to share
your impressions with others so
that they might be able to better
appreciate the surroundings, too.
Your observations and passionate
expressions of gratitude will make a
positive difference in the way others
experience their environment.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
You've been tempted and influenced
more than usual lately, but it's about
to turn around. You'll take back the
reins of your life this week. You're
the one in charge here. And if you
don't feel like it, just pretend for a
while -- that will work in your favor.
By doing disciplined acts, you will
become disciplined.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
You're accustomed to setting goals
and achieving them. Then again,
some of your most interesting
accomplishments have come about
because you took the hand you were
dealt and worked it in the kind of
crazy, resourceful, creative way that
only you could pull off. You'll get
another such opportunity this week.


AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
Confidence isn't about showing off or
proving that you can beat the others.
It's knowing who you are and trusting
yourself to do what you think you can
do. This week, you will build up your
inner strength -- exercise it like a
muscle. Self-belief is vital not only to
your success, but to your happiness.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).
Someone will need what you have.
You may be torn as to how much to
give. It's better to err on the side of
charity. An Austrian baroness who
happened to have been born in a
castle and had an awful lot of worldly
goods once said, "To have and not to
give is often worse than to steal." --
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach.
This Week's Birthdays: You will
celebrate your maturity this year and
enjoy the well-earned fruits of your
experience. April is a bonding time
for special relationships. May brings
a different kind of work. You'll learn
quickly and excel. Your mentorship
of someone else will make you proud,
as well as teach you something
valuable. July brings a windfall.
You'll be rewarded in August.
Lifestyle upgrades are sorted out
with loved ones in September. The
best improvements you could make
are within your means.



Music at Gulfport
Beach Pavilion
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Cookie with karaoke & dancing
Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Open
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
Spinners
Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Jay & Lolita "Toonsters"
Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Italian American accordion by
Woody for fun & dancing
Donations accepted
Weather permitting

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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.

T.W.E.E.N. Party in
St. Pete Beach
ST. PETE BEACH: The St. Pete
Beach Community Center will be
hosting its monthly T.W.E.E.N. Party
on Friday, April 2 from 7-10 p.m.
Parents can attend the free concert
in the park while their tweens in
6th through 8th grades enjoy music,
a pizza dinner, pool and football
competitions, and Nintendo Wii
games played on our huge inflatable
movie screen. The party will be at the
St. Pete Beach Community Center,
7701 Boca Ciega Drive, and is just
$5 for St. Pete Beach residents and
$6.50 for non-residents. Anyone who
attended the first-ever T.W.E.E.N.


party in March that brings a friend
will get free admission! All interested
participants must be registered no
later than the Wednesday prior to
the party. Call 363-9245 for details.

The Garden Club
of St. Petersburg
The Garden Club of St. Petersburg
will be holding a Coffee & Garden
Crafts Workshop on Monday, April 5
from 10-12 noon at the Garden Club
Center, 500 Sunset Drive S. in St.
Petersburg. A materials fee of $3.50
for Garden Club Members and $4.50
for guest and the general public will
be charged to cover supplies.
The workshop will be on "Decorating
Candy Jars". Bring some of your
favorite candy to fill the jar. All craft
workshops are open to the general
public, potential new members and
guest. Please bring your own scissors,
pencil and small paint brushes.
Coffee and tea will be furnished.
For additional information please
call Betty Martin at (727) 343-2255.
They will be holding their
Horticulture for Weekend Gardeners,
(aka the "Night Bloomers" Circle) on


Tuesday April 6 at 7 p.m. at the
Garden Center.
The program will be "Fun With
Flowers". Learn about materials,
balance and competing in Flower
Shows. Hands-on workshop with all
materials provided. Take home an
arrangement you create!
Cost is $15 to cover materials, just
bring snips or scissors to cut stems.
Please RSVP to Derri at 727 432-
7644 to be sure there will be enough
materials. For additional information
please contact Derri Davisson at
derridavisson@hotmail.com or (727)
423-7644.

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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Leisure



Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068


RECREATION WEBSITE-www.
mygulfport.us and follow the
links: City Departments, Leisure
services, Rec. Center.

ACTIVITIES
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
p.m.
PROGRAMS
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
p.m.
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
561-302-6174.


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
772-3631.
* 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
289-4818.
* 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-
est.
* 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
345-6708.
* 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. Wed., 9 a.m.
Call Valerie at 557-4258.
* Yoga Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Tamara at 512-2763.
* Zumba Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Daniela at 561-302-6174.

TOMLINSON SKATE PARK
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.


p Gulfport Library


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


Gulfport Creative Short Story
Writers: Every Wednesday, 10:00
am.
AARP Tax Aid: Fril.l\y through
April 9. Doors open at 10:00 am, no
new clients admitted after 3:00 pm.
A free service for seniors & others
on low or fixed incomes. First-come,
first-served. Bring all tax papers and
a copy of last year's return.
One-on-One Computer Instruc-
tion: By appointment only--contact
Alex Hooks at the Reference Desk, or
call 893-1073.
Genealogy Discussion Group: Sat-
urday, March 27, 1:00 pm.
Crafts Club for All Ages: Saturday,
March 27, 2:00 pm.
"Brown Bag Lunch-and-Learn:
NICARAUGUA." Monday, March
29, 12 Noon. Presented by ProNica,


a Quaker Outreach Program in Latin
America.
READ-A-THON: TAKE A RE-
FRESHING "READING BREAK" AT
THE LIBRARY! Readers of all ages
are invited to pick up a reading log to
record minutes you spend reading at
the Gulfport Library during National
Library Week, April 12-17. Read at
whatever time you choose and for as
long as you like. At the end of NLW,
we'll tally up the logs and publish the
total number of in-Library reading-
time!
Exhibition of Paintings by Jim
Joiner. Through April 29. Open-
ing Reception: Fi'id.L April 2, 5:00-
7:00 pm.
Suncoast Computer Users Group
(SCUG): Thursday, April 8, 6:00
pm.


Coffee/Talk Movie: Wednesday,
April 14, 1:30 pm. "Hunger" ("Sult").
This award-winning Scandiavian film
paints a landscape of obsession: the
realm of a literally starving artist.
Based on the novel by Knut Hamsun.
(Henning Carlsen, 1966, 112 min.
subtitled)
Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thurs-
day, April 15, 10:00 am. Discussion
of Hunger (Sult), by Knut Hamsun.
Books / discussion guides are avail-
able at the Reference Desk.

Unless otherwise noted, all pro-
grams and meetings are held in
The Frances Purdy Friends Room
Open MJi1,yi\-Fri.Liy 10 am-7 pm
& Saturday: 10 am-4 pm

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Slices City Sponsored Activities

Series in the Community



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


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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.
Be Counted! Complete your
U.S.Census Form: Need help with your
Census questionnaire? A representative
from the Census Bureau will be available
at the Senior Center for the next five
Monday from 4-6pm. Also, questionnaires
are available in multiple languages.
SPECIAL EVENTS
Running for Your Money: Support our
Senior Center Foundation Board Vice
President Mike Calamari as he runs for
your money to benefit our Senior Center!
His 18 mile race takes place on March 29
in Canada. Checks may be made to the
Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center
Foundation, Inc. Good luck, 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. Advance tickets: $8. At the
door: $10. Come join us on Friday, April
16 at 7pm at the Catherine A. Hickman
Theater. Cash bar available.
Elder Consumer Protection Expo:
Plan on attending Stetson's Elder
Consumer Protection Expo on Tues. Apr.
20 from 9am-2pm. Free materials/services
including shredding of unwanted personal
papers. Free Continental Breakfast/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.
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Beginners Duplicate Bridge Class:
Interested in learning how to play
duplicate Bridge? Come on Mondays
either at 1pm or 6:30pm. Thanks to
Bernie Wright for teaching both classes.
SPECIAL SERVICES:
"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
Seniors Adopting Seniors: Be a part
of a new program that helps enrich two
lives yours and a person in a local rehab
center. Come and hear how YOU can
make a difference on Tues. Apr. 20 at
1pm. Free. Caring for Yourself
While Caring for Others: Ken Staggs,
Chaplain with Suncoast Hospice has
offered to share his expertise in knowing
how to care for yourself while caring for
others. The presentation will be held on
Wed. April 21 at 10:30am
Nutrition Classes: A series of five
Nutrition Classes will be offered every
Thursday in April at 1pm. Call now to
reserve a seat as space is limited. Paid for
by the Senior Center Foundation.
AARP Driving 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 (I.' q Mon. at 10am)
Hearing Support (1st & 3rd Mon at
2pm)
JUST FOR FUN
Art Class: There are a few more openings
in the Art Class that meets on Mondays
at 4pm. Free.
Bingo:Fridays at 1pm. Thanks to our
Sponsor Gulf Shore Rehab & Nursing
Center for providing refreshments every
Friday in March.
Wii Bowling every Thurs. at 1pm and
every first and third Tues. at 6:30pm.
More bowlers are needed for the evening
sessions so come and join the fun! Thanks
to the students at Stetson College of Law
for being a part of this activity.
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 cdean@mygulfport.
us or sfrank@mygulfport.us and we will
send you our monthly activity calendar
and notices on special events.


Neighborhood Center
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Overeaters Anonymous: Sun.
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5501 27th Ave. So.
893-1070
Island Community Theatre
presents
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April 1st-1 th
Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Sun. Matinee, 2 p.m.
Tickets $15, Fri., Sat. & Sun.
2 for $20 Thurs.
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SIG HARDER'S BAND & DANCE
Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun., March 28, 6-10pm

USA BALLROOM DANCE
Mon., March 29, 7-10:15pm
$5 Members, $7 Non-members

WEEKLY DANCES
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, 8-11 pm Swing Dance

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







Local Obituaries-
ADLER, MARCELLA B., 85, a
50 year resident of Gulfport passed
away Monday, March 22, 2010 at
the Seminole Nursing Pavilion in
Seminole. She was born in Queens,
NY and was a manager for many
years with the telephone company.
While living in Gulfport she was a
member of the Women's Club, The
Senior Center and the Most Holy
Name of Jesus Catholic Church. She
is survived by several nieces and
nephews. A graveside service will be
conducted Thursday, March 25 at 10
a.m. at Calvary Cathlic Cemetery. R.
Lee Williams & Son, 5730 15 Avenue
S., 345-7797.

DURHAM, CHRISTOPHER V.,
41, of Gulfport, died March 20,
2010. He was born in Verona, Italy
to an American military family. He
graduated from the University of
Alaska, Anchorage with a degree in
fine arts. He was an artist and had
an art gallery/studio in Gulfport.
He is survived by his loving mother
Margaret Rogers; grandmother
Audrey Nadzon; stepfather Robert
Kline and faithful companion "Riley".
Services will be at Hospice Woodside
chapel, Monday March 29th at
11 a.m.

OESCH, LESTER DEAN, 57, of 147
Melody Lane, Forest City, NC, died
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at Hospice
House. Les was a native of Salem,
OH and formerly of New Springfield,


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OH and St. Petersburg, FL. He was
the son of Dona Jean Pauley Oesch
and the late Clayton Oesch. Les was
a member of the Lutheran church,
an auto mechanics instructor, dive
instructor, 32 degree Mason, 1989
president of the Peninsula Shrine
Club, Moose International, American
Legion and was employed with
his father at Pasadena Chevron in
St. Petersburg for many years. In
addition to his mother Dona, he leaves
to cherish his memory his partner of
11 years, Marsha Callahan; brother,
Ed Oesch of Ozark, MO and nieces
and nephews. Locally, Les resided
with Marsha in Largo and Gulfport.
Les leaves many friends from his
favorite local spots, JJ's, Buddy's and
Pasadena Bar.

In Memoriam
LINDA SMITH
I wanted to express appreciation for
the love and support displayed by the
many friends of Linda Smith. The
number of people who attended her
Memorial Service and the Celebration
of her Life was overwhelming. A
special thanks to Gulfport on the
Rocks and everyone involved who
prepared food, played music or
attended the Celebration. She will
be remembered for her smile, sense
of humor and her willingness to help
anyone in need. She was well loved
by many and will live in our hearts
and memories forever.
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The Elder Consumer Protection
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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
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offers support groups on the second
and fourth Thursday from 6-7:30
p.m. at Family Resources, 3821 Fifth

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Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
They provide support, referrals, legal
guidance, and resources.

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
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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
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the same state.
Call Pam Lanning at 347-2809 or
Barbara Posey at 381-2499, ext. 214.

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.


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Now that we have 3,000 pages
of regulations governing our
medical care system and new
taxes to help pay for part of it, we
should examine our federal tax system
which has an estimated 56,000 pages
of rules and regulations.
A brief stop here: new medical
benefits don't kick in until 2014, but
taxes start right away. They include
new taxes on incomes above $200,000,
taxes on insurance and medical
device companies and reductions in
pay for care providers dealing with
Medicare and Medicaid. Medicaid is
also expanded to include more people
and states pay for that. So, hang on
for the tax ride which has not yet
addressed our growing federal debt.
Also, another brief stop. I wrote last
week that the national debt would
hit $12 trillion by 2019. Wrong. It is
$12 trillion dollars now. That's about
$41,000 per man, woman and child.
That doesn't include the unfunded


liabilities for Medicare, Medicaid and
Social Security. That's estimated by
the Dallas Federal Reserve at $99
trillion. Sooner or later we have to pay
for that either by more taxes, cutting
spending, or a rapidly expanding
economy.
Now, back to the taxes. To simplify,
make fairer, collect more money,
there are at least three proposals to
reform the federal tax system.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.): Its essence
is an elimination of deductions and
tax breaks, tax-free for a family of
four earning up to $39,000, a 10 per
cent tax on incomes up to $100,000 for
joint filers and 25 percent on income
more than that.
Steve Forbes of Forbes magazine
and a one-time presidential candidate
proposed a flat tax. Depending
upon exemptions and deductions he
proposed a tax of somewhere around
17 percent, ifI recall. Flat taxers have
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The biggest push comes from the
Fair Tax advocates. This started
with a book by libertarian radio
commentator Neil Boortz and Georgia
congressman John Linder in 2005.
Its honorary chairman is Michael
Reagan, and a big push is scheduled
in Washington, D.C. for April 15. A
bill (HR 25) was introduced a few
years ago.
The essence of the Fair Tax is
the elimination of all federal taxes
(including withholding, excise,
corporate income taxes) and, hence,
the IRS, and the establishment of a
23 per cent sales tax on initial sales
of goods and services. If that seems
high, consider that ALL federal taxes
would be dropped thereby driving
down prices on goods and services.
You get to keep all your pay check.
All illegal activities (drugs, etc.) are
taxed since anything that is bought or
sold has a tax. To be fair, those below
a certain income would actually get
a regular check from the government
to equalize the burden. That's it in
a nutshell. I'll address the details in
later columns.
In the meantime consider the
taxes and fees that are levied
now (including state and local):
income, Medicare, Social Security,
telecommunications taxes and fees,
excise, liquor taxes, unemployment,
workers compensation, sales taxes,
watercraft and vehicle registration
fees, fuel permit fees, gasoline, food
license, fishing license, marriage
license, property, per capital and so
forth and so on. The Fair Tax won't
eliminate state and local taxes, but it
would clean up the rest.




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(* Post 125
6440 5th Ave. S., St. Petersburg 347-6085
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
Lunch Served Kitchen Open Dinner 5-7pm Lunch Served Lunch Served
11-2 Lunch 1 3lam-3pm
11am-3pm Dinner -pm Southern Knights Band Breakfast 8:3011am Lunch Served am-3pmpm
Ron's Karaoke 7pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pen 5p Ron's Karaoke 7pm Bingo 6pm
7-11pm Kitchen open

The Auxiliary's miniature golf tournament was a huge success, thanks to everyone who donated, volunteered and
participated.
Sunday, March 28 is our next blood drive from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Blood donors receive a free breakfast.
The $1,000.00 drawing is Tuesday, March 30 at 8 p.m. If you don't have a ticket, better hurry and get one before they
are all gone.
Every Monday night, from 6 p.m. until closing, is ladies night with half price drinks for the ladies.
Join us for dinner on Friday & Saturday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. The Southern Knights band plays after dinner both
nights.This Saturday, March 27, the S.A.L.'s will be serving their all-you-can-eat spaghetti & meatballs. Wednesday
nights we have bingo starting at 6 p.m. Food is available during bingo. Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. join us for euchre.
Also, we are still accepting donations for troops in Iraq. Items needed include powered drink mix for bottled water,
personal hygiene items, socks, batteries, snacks, dry food items, etc. A collection box is provided at the post. For more
information call Shirley at 510-1919. Let's show them our support!

Post 305
6999 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 367-1596
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
Bar Bingo 7pm Fish Fry 6-8pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Sports 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm ALA Special Dinner
Food Served Entertainment 7-10pm Geno 7-10pm Wings 3-5pm Karaoke 7-10 pm Harry 7-10pm 6-8pm
Frank Caine 7-10pm


Free breakfast will be offered to all blood donors on April 11 at American Legion Post 305, 6999 Gulf Boulevard in St.
Pete Beach between the hours of 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Along with the Auxiliary blood drive they will be hosting a bake sale to help fund their Girls State Program. Girls State
is one of the many functions in which all Auxiliary units participate throughout the year. The Girls State program is
dedicated to area high school juniors who meet certain criteria to spend a week in Tallahassee in July for a hands-on
understanding of how bills are made and passed through the House and Senate. Proceeds from the bake sale will help
fund their expenses (housing, meals and transportation) for the week. Please visit our bake sale to buy, donate or have
coffee and a snack. Contact the lounge at 367-1596 for more information.
Check with the lounge for special events at 727-367-1596 or check out our website at www.post305.org.



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The Sun Shines Onstage at St. Pete Little Theatre


By Cathy Salustri

While not quite perfect,
St. Petersburg Little
Theatre's production
of The Sunshine Boys
delivers an evening of
comedy worth the price
of admission. This
Neil Simon classic,
which takes place in
1970s New York City,
lets playgoers have
a peek into the lives
of retired vaudeville
players Willie Clark
and Al Lewis as they
try and put aside their
differences one last
time.


The Sunshine Boys tells the story of two retired vaudville stars
who do not get along. It runs through this weekend at the The
St. Petersburg Little Theater.


Simon based The Sunshine Boys
on two real vaudeville teams, Smith
and Dale and Gallagher and Shean.
While vaudeville's popularity faded
after the 1920s and these acts may
no longer be household names, the
dilemma they, as well as Simon's
Lewis and Clark, faced still plagues
people today: how do you deal with
someone you can't stand, especially
if that someone is part of who you
have become?
Walter Raine, who plays Willie
Clark, and David Eells, who plays Al
Lewis, tackle this issue admirably.
Raine's onstage persona dominates
from the moment he steps onstage,
and the audiences who have loved
watching him for years make no
exception this time as he blusters
about his New York City apartment.
His portrayal of a has-been who is
too stubborn to lie down endears
him almost instantly, despite his
nastiness about his old colleague, Al
Lewis.
Eells' portrayal of the diminutive
(as compared to Raine's towering
frame and commanding voice) yet
plucky Al Lewis should make him
the audience favorite, but he never
quite steals that honor from Raine.
This does not mean Eells doesn't
do a fine job; quite the opposite.
His performance doesn't vary and
his energy level and sincerity stay
constant throughout both acts.
In the end, the two men find their
own way of accepting their fates
and coexisting, if not getting along


as old chums. Some partnerships,
they seem to suggest, must have
acrimony to work. This premise
rings true not just in a play about
vaudeville players but in more
modern endeavors as well.
While Eells and Raine both deliver
great performances, one other
actor makes this production of The
Sunshine Boys worth seeing: Mark
Myers, who plays Willie Clark's
nephew/caretaker, Ben Silverman.
Myers, an actor who has impressed
past audiences with his performance
in Someone To Watch Over Me, does
a fine job with a supporting comedic
role. Although much younger and
much smaller than Raine (which is
not so much a comment on Myers'
lack of size as it is Raine's impressive
height,) Myers matches Raine line
for line and step for step in energy,
timing, and characterization. Only a
strong actor could so neatly balance
Raine's verve without seeming as
though he was trying to outdo him.
These three actors, of course, are
not the only worthy elements of
the production. David Middleton,
the director, also designed the set.
His set design marks a departure
from the usual design seen on this
stage, but it works well and is a
pleasure to look at. Steven Bell, the
head carpenter, realized that design
superbly. Frank Hales incorporates
real lights into his light design
instead of relying solely on stage
lighting, which adds a real feeling to
the performance.
This show has some wonderful


moments and talented actors.
Although it, like many community
theatre productions, has some
missteps, Middleton's direction, his
cast, and a talented technical crew
do an excellent job with a great
play.
The Sunshine Boys has one more
weekend left in its run; call St.
Petersburg Little Theatre at (727)
866-1973 (you must dial the area code
in some instances for the number to
work) to reserve seats. The show
runs this Friday and Saturday night
at 8:00 p.m. and at 2:00 p.m. this
Sunday afternoon. Tickets cost $20
($10 for students).

Cathy Salustri has a background
in stage management. Contact her
at CathySalustri@TheGabber.com.



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Live Music Offered at
Gulfport Fresh Market
GULFPORT: Frank Hewlett plays
guitar, cracks jokes, tell stories
and sings tunes that originated in
the days before iPods. Some of the
questions posed on his website offer
clues to what music you might expect
from him: "Are Turtles and Monkees
more than just animals in a zoo to
you?" or "When I say Puff, do you
think Dragon rather than Daddy?"
It's no wonder he has nicknamed
himself "The Geezer." Frank "The
Geezer" Hewlett is the featured
musician at the Gulfport Tuesday
Fresh Market, each Tuesday from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Beach Blvd. in
Gulfport's Waterfront Arts District.
Choices at the Market have grown
tremendously over the last few
months There are new vendors
and new choices each week. At the
Market, the Gulfport Merchants
Association offers a booth with
information about upcoming events,
as well as local shops and eateries.
Stop by to find out about upcoming
Art Walks, festivals and many other
events. The Merchants' booth also
accepts donations of non-perishable
food and toiletries for the Gulfport
Senior Center Pantry. Donations go
to local families in need.
For more information about the
Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market, or
if you are interested in becoming
a vendor, contact Daniel Hodge at
727-366-4086. More information is
also available at www.GulfportMA.
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Smoke Alarms Save a Life


Photo by Leigh Clifton
Fireman sift through the charred remains of the back bedroom of Jia Hui
Pan's house, on 72nd and Central Ave last Friday afternoon. Pan, who owns
China Pearl Restaurant on Central and 34th was not at home when the fire
started in the upstairs back bedroom. His mother, Shui Qui, who was home
at the time,downstairs watching TV when she heard smoke alarms going off
inside the house. A neighbor saw the smoke and called 911. Doug Sergent, who
lives across the street from Pan, heard screaming in the front yard, and ran
over and into the house, looking for other family members.
"I heard her screaming and I looked up and saw flames coming from the left
and right side windows. She was already out but I thought there might be
more people inside.. I knew she had a grandson and I was afraid he might still
be in there!" Sergent said.
Both grandchildren were actually at school and no one was injured, according
to Lt. Jim Granata, of the St. Pete Fire Department. Chief Neil Crummity
of SPF called a second alarm after he arrived on scene when he saw the
multiple story home. In all there were 15 units on scene plus other fire staff
and administration.
According to Granata, Pan bought the 2500 sq. ft. home in 2003 with an
estimated value is $350,000. This type of incident really drives home the
importance of smoke alarms in the home. On Friday, they saved a life.













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Who are these people and what Gulfport landmark
is named after the man? Answer next week.

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


In just 29 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 ANSWER:
The elegant house at 6261 14th Avenue,
shown last week, was built for Tom
Payne, an English-born lumber dealer, in
1926. Just a year or so later, Payne's son
died in a plane crash, attempting to equal
Lindbergh's nonstop Atlantic crossing,
and the house was sold to R.B. Lassing,
a financier and champion amateur golfer.
Recently, it was for many years it the
home of the Dean of Stetson College of
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Community Band to
Perform Free Concert
Max Millspaugh, Musical Director
of the South Pasadena Community
Band, has announced that the band
will present a concert in Galatea
Garden on Thursday, April 8 at
7:30 p.m. The concert is free.
"This concert brings the band
back to the band shell and the park
setting," Millspaugh said. "The
concert title is "A Little Park Music"
and we will have a good variety of
music." The concert features familiar
marches like Sousa's "Semper
Fidelis," Broadway sounds such as
"Les Miserables" and well-known
pop sounds with a tribute to Jerome
Kern. "We have a very interesting
mix of music that is very listenable
and varied," he commented.
The concert is free to the public.
Galatea Garden is located on Sunset
Drive South two blocks north of the
intersection of Pasadena Street and
Gulfport Avenue. Parking surrounds
the park and persons attending
the concert should bring a chair or
blanket.
Kathleen Peters, Mayor of South
Pasadena commented, "We are very
pleased to have the band back in the
band shell now that the weather is
cooperating. Concerts in the park
are fun, relaxed and bring neighbors
out to enjoy the beautiful setting,
community camaraderie, and the
music." The Mayor added that in
the event of inclement weather
the concert will move to the South
Pasadena City Hall one block
north of the park. "People from the
community can walk to the park,
we can accommodate buses from
residence communities andparkingis
available around the park. Everyone
is welcome," she concluded.

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.
As a Guardian ad Litem, you
advocate in court and the child
welfare system for abused, abandoned
or neglected children and teens. The

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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.
For more information and
an application go to www.
guardianadlitem6.org or call 464-
6528.

Town Shores
Red Hatters
Town Shores Red Hatters will meet
in the clubhouse lounge on Monday,
March 29 at 9:30 a.m. to plan for the
rest of the year's activities. Plan to
join them.

Town Shores Bocce
The last four teams will be down at
the Bocce courts today to decide who
will be playing on Tuesday, March
30. The two women's teams and the
two men's teams will begin play at
1 p.m.


Tickets are still on sale for the
Blast to be held next Tuesday, but
the deadline is fast approaching so
call today to get your ticket. Stella's
Deli will be providing a lunch for $5
which will be served in the clubhouse
auditorium. Following lunch they
will go to the courts to watch the final
game between the men and women.
Last Saturday, 260 residents
celebrated the end of the Bocce season
with a party in the auditorium. Lee
Roy Selmon's served a delicious meal
and Dale Williams provided the
entertainment. If you are a seasonal
resident, sign up for next fall before
you leave.

New Morning
Yoga class
A new morning Yoga class is held on
Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Gulfport
Recreation Center. 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
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Presentation by
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Two representatives from ProNica,
a Nicaraguan outreach program
sponsored by the St. Petersburg
Meeting of the Religious Society of
Friends (Quakers), will hold a "brown
bag lunch and learn" presentation
at the Gulfport Public Library on
Monday, March 29, starting at
12 noon. ProNica has been active
in Nicaragua for 24 years. The
two presenters, Lillian Hall and
Carmen Gonzalez-Ruiz, are on-site
coordinators for the program in Latin
America. They will show a brief film


prior to their presentation, and then
take questions about Nicaraguan
life.
Lillian Hall has lived in Nicaragua
since 1987. Her perspective comes
from 20 years living and working
alongside Nicaraguans for peace and
social justice. As ProNica program
coordinator since 1999 she has a
long history with ProNica partners
who work in health, education,
agriculture and social programs. She
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on the state of life in Nicaragua
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Easter Egg Hunt in
Treasure Island
The Gulf Beaches Rotary Club
with the assistance of the Treasure
Island Chamber of Commerce and
the Isle of Capri Civic Association
will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt on
Saturday, April 3 at 10 a.m. in the
Treasure Island Community Center
and Park, Gulf Boulevard at 106th
Avenue. Activities for children 10
year old and younger will include an
egg hunt; bonnet and hat contest;
and a visit with the Easter Bunny.
Bring your cameras so that you can
take your picture with the Easter
Bunny. The event is free.
For additional information please
contact the Chamber of Commerce
at (727) 360-4121 or (727) 367-
2303.

Become a Mentor
Gulf Coast Community Care
needs volunteers age 30 and older
for its Adults Mentoring Children
program. Volunteers are matched
with children who need a positive
adult role model. Many of the
children are in foster care or live
with a single parent who is going
to school and working. There is a
need for volunteers for children of
all ages.
Volunteers give the gift of time
to one child and are provided social
events and support by agency staff.
No experience is necessary. There
are no costs. Volunteers spend a few
hours a week in simple activities such
as reading, fishing, baking, teaching
a craft or visiting a park with a
child. We have children throughout
Pinellas waiting for mentors!
To learn how you can make a
lasting difference in the life of a
child, call Beverly at 727-479-1841.
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Seeks Volunteers
ST. PETERSBURG- The 35th
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.

Volunteers Needed to
Care for Baby Birds
INDIAN SHORES: Baby bird volun-
teers are needed immediately and
will receive training and information
at the Baby Bird Training Workshop
on Saturday, April 3 at 10 a.m. at the
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. Vol-
unteers will work in aviaries and in
the avian hospital feeding and caring
for the babies. No experience is re-
quired but a commitment of at least
four hours per week until July 1 is
needed.
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a step ladder. Duties will include di-
rect bird care and observation, cage
cleaning, housekeeping, food prepa-
ration and feeding. The hours avail-
able seven days are a week are from
8 a.m. to 9p.m. Please bring a picture
I.D. for the volunteer paperwork.
The workshop is free of charge and
will be held at the sanctuary at 18328
Gulf Boulevard in Indian Shores. For
more information email jessicag@
seabirdsanctuary.com or call 727-
392-4291.

Expand Your Boating
Knowledge and Skills
The St. Petersburg Sail and Power
Squadron will offer the America's
Boating Course to anyone 12 or
older starting Monday, April 5, from
7-9 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Sailing
Center, 250 Second Avenue SE,
Demens Landing, St. Petersburg.
Instruction is free. Cost of the
materials is $25 per family. Classes
are held once a week (two hours each
Monday), for seven weeks.
Completion of this course will
enable the student to skipper a


boat with confidence. Graduates are
eligible to join the squadron and
take advantage of all the other great
educational opportunities afforded to
SPSPS members.
Pre-registration is required. You
may do it online at www.boating-
stpete.org or call 727-498-4001.

Tax Service for Seniors
and Low Incomes
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,
from the comfort of home, at no
charge. To learn more, visit www.
aarp.org/taxaide.


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Friday 3/12
Domestic Verbal- 5100 BIk 15th Ave.
S.
Traffic Stop Failed to Stop- 2000 BIk
52nd St. S.
Animal Complaint- 1600 BIk 55th Ave.
S.
Theft- 2800 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Theft- 1400 BIk 58th St. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls- Lo-
cation Withheld.
Saturday 3/13
Accident with Injuries- 4900 BIk 18th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 700 BIk 58th
St. S.
Accident with Injuries- 2200 BIk 52nd
St. S.
Theft- 5200 BIk 10th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- Clam Bayou.
Arrest on Warrant- 2200 BIk 53rd St.
S.
Trouble with Individual- Tomlinson
Park.
Accident with Injuries- 3100 BIk Du-
pont St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5200 BIk 9th
Ave. S.
Sunday 3/14
Fight in Progress- 5400 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Drunk Person- 5100 BIk Gulfport Blvd.
S.
Drunk Person- 1600 BIk 57th St. S.


Burglary- 3100 BIk Dupont St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 6100 BIk 10th Ave.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 3000 BIk
Beach Blvd. S.
Battery- 5100 BIk 18th Ave. S.
Domestic Battery- 5000 BIk Jersey
Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 2800 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1500 BIk Gray
St. S.
Burglary- 2800 BIk 46th St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 1200 BIk Gray St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5500 BIk 28th
Ave. S.
Monday 3/15
Animal Complaint- 2800 BIk Skimmer
Pt. Dr. S.
Prowler- 6000 BIk 17th Ave. S.
Prowler- 6200 BIk Kipps Colony Dr.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5100 BIk 31st St. S.
Theft- 5200 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Tuesday 3/16
Fight in Progress- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Burglary- 2600 BIk Tifton St. S.


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Trouble with Individual- 2600 BIk
Tifton St. S.
Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 700 BIk Gray
St. S.
Burglary- 5700 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Theft- 4900 BIk 29th Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5700 BIk 15th Ave.
S.
Animal Complaint- 2500 BIk 56th St.
S.
Arrest on Warrant- 5000 BIk 24th Ave.
S.
Domestic Verbal- 700 BIk 53rd St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5800 BIk 30th Ave.
S.
Domestic Battery- 700 Blk 53rd St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Wednesday 3/17
Trouble with Individual- 700 BIk 60th
St. S.
Theft- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2800 BIk 48th
St. S.
Theft- Clam Bayou.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk 14th
Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 2800 BIk Kipps
Colony Dr. S.
Thursday 3/18
Trouble with Individual- 2900 BIk 57th
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1200 BIk Gray
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5500 BIk 25th
Ave. S.
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cation Withheld.
Trespasser- 1500 BIk 55th St. S.
Prowler- 5200 BIk 20th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Noise Complaint- 2800 BIk Beach
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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.






St. Anthony's
Auxiliary News
Members and guests of the
St. Anthony's Hospital Auxiliary
enjoyed a St. Patrick's Day luncheon,
card and game party on Wednesday,
March 17 in the auditorium of St.
Anthony's Hospital. Mary Ellen
Conte and her committee are to
be commended for a job well done.
Chamber musicians from George
Steinbrenner High School in Tampa
provided background music during
the social hour prior to lunch.
The next event for the Auxiliary
is a Salute to Administrative
Professionals in the area to be
held on April 21 at Feather Sound
Country Club. At this luncheon,
an Administrative Professional of
the Year will be selected from the
nominees and presented at that time.
Emcees will be Reggie Roundtree
and Heather Van Nest of 10 Connect
News.

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.

USCG Safe Boating
Classes in Gulfport
Boating Skills and Seamanship
is a 13-week course offered every
Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at US
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16
located at 3120 Miriam Street S. in
Gulfport. Lessons include a 400-page
manual and a class covering basic
charting in local waters. For the $40
fee you also are awarded a certificate
at the end of the course and a chance
to learn everything you need to know
to feel secure on the water.
You may start any Thursday.
Course completion may help with
insurance discounts. Call 727-686-
6940 for more information or leave a
message at 321-4455.

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Excerpts heard at the March 23, 2010

St. Pete Beach City Commission Meeting


Public Comment


& Commission Quotes

"I kind of like the idea of the state of the city address."
-Commissioner Marvin Shavlan- on Will Jacoby's request for updates and
direction the city is going during the public comment period. Shavlan said
he saw the request as more informational. The commission discussed the
format, approach, merits and depth of a state of the city address.

"I think the lobbyists have got their ear."
-Mayor Michael Finnerty on whether the city should continue to spend
about $60,000 annually on lobbyists to help secure federal funding for the
city. The mayor said so far the city has received more funds than they
have spent and the commission would discuss whether or not to continue
hiring the lobbyists as part of the city's upcoming budget talks.

"On almost a weekly basis I look at what our duties are and I don't
think it's picking out architectural finishes."
-Commissioner Jim Parent, on what the commission should or should not
make decisions about regarding plans for a bank.

"The issue is zoning...quite honestly when you start modifying a
planned development you no longer have a planned development."
-Will Jacoby, on the commission amending a planned development to make
way for a new bank at Dolphin Village.

"We live in a different world. We've got to think outside the box to
get some things done."
-Commissioner Marvin Shavlan, on planning events and getting
sponsorships to draw more people into the city.




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Unit 125
By Charly Phipps, President
The miniature golf tournament
last Sunday was a huge success.
I would like to thank everyone
who participated, donated and
volunteered their time. The proceeds
from this tournament will be donated
to the Operation Military Kids Camp,
which is for children who have a
parent deployed.
We are collecting pennies for
children and youth programs in
our District 16. Please drop some
unwanted pennies in the jar.

Join Gulf Beaches
Relay for Life
TREASURE ISLAND: The 2010
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. M1.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
added.
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Funds raised at the Relay for
Life Gulf Beaches are enabling the
American Cancer Society to impact
the lives of those touched by cancer
within the community.
The event kicks off honoring the Gulf
Beaches cancer survivors and their
caregivers followed by a reception.
All survivors and their caregivers are
asked to register for the event as well
and relay team captains and their
team participants.
Relay for Life's Luminaria Ceremony
takes place after sundown, honoring
the community' s cancer survivors and
remembering those lost to the disease.
Participants will circle a track that is
surrounded with glowing luminaria
that bear the name of someone who
has battled cancer.
To register your team or
register for the survivor activities
please visit www.relayforlife.org/
gulfbeachesfl. For more information
in forming your team, contact Nancy
Williamson, Team Development Chair
at 727-581-9644 or ACS Community
Representative, Christine Hartman
at christine.hartman@cancer.org or
727-812-7026.


Please consider joining the Gulf
Beaches community in the fight
against cancer.

Sign Up for Pancreatic
Cancer 5K Run/Walk
The St. Pete Road Runners Club
is teaming up with the Tampa
Bay Affiliate of the Pancreatic
Cancer Action Network to host the
Second Annual "PurpleStride" 5K
Competitive Run and Family Walk.
This event is to raise awareness
and funds for pancreatic cancer
research will be held on Saturday,
May 22 at 8:30 a.m. at the War
Veteran's Memorial Park. Enter as
a team or individual. Great fajitas
and ice cream post-race party made
possible by sponsors Cody's Original
Roadhouse and Unilever.
For more details visit www.
PurpleStride.org or to inquire about
sponsorships or volunteering please
contact Tracy Connolly at Tracy_
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Get the annual service performed
on your boat and engine, inspect your
battery, clean terminals and top off
electrolyte as needed. Check and
clean electronic connections. Make
sure that your anchor line or mooring
lines are not frayed and replace rusty
chain, shackles and thimbles. Add
stabilizer to your fuel and replace the
fuel- water separator filter. Inspect,
and clean all PFDs and storage areas.
Make sure all fire extinguishers are
charged and serviceable, and your
flares have not expired. Inspect all
running and anchor lights, clean
terminals and replace bulbs as
needed. Check the bilge pumps are
operating and that the auto switch is
functioning. Replace outdated charts
and tide tables.
Boating Skills and Seamanship
Programs are presented by the
U.S.C.G. Auxiliary, Flotilla 72 each
Tuesday night from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at
1300 Beach Dr. SE in St. Petersburg.
Call 727-898-1324 for information.
Completion satisfies the state of
Florida boater safety education
requirements.

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.

Town Shores Residents
In the past the 320 Club (named
after the number of seats in the
clubhouse) hosted several parties
a year. If you want to resurrect the
club and bring it back, contact your
building representative or board
member.

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Walking Gulf Beaches Heritage
By Melissa Lattman
PASS-A-GRILLE- Gladys Joseph and other costumed guides gave
walking tours of historic Pass-a-Grille. Visitors learned about the i
architecture as well as where early beach goers bought $0.50 fish
dinners and rented wool bathing
suits. The tours were part of
history day at the Gulf Beaches
Historical Museum, which is .'
celebrating its 17th anniversary
this month. Housed in the first
church on the Barrier Islands the
museum through its all volunteer ..
staff documents and preserves
island life as far north as the For the first two hours of Sunday's 13th Annual Pass-A-Grille
Woman's Club Home Tour rain gear was a necessity along
Recdingtons. The event was held to with blue protective coverings over wet shoes to keep the
raise awareness of the museum, floors dry. The sunshine yellow shuttered home of John and
which is in danger of possibly Beth Jostrand helped brighten the day. A steady stream of
closing due to county budget cuts. participants visited the six home sites.
The museum at 115 10th Avenue
Gladys Joseph gives a walking tour is open year round Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1
of historic Pass-A-Grille. until 4 p.m. Through May the museum is also open Thursdays 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.








New Luncheon
Excursions Offered Take the Gabber on Vacation...
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 L
and $5 for non-residents. Whether
you are new to the area and would
like to lunch with new friends
or would just like to explore fun,
new restaurants in the area, these
Luncheon Excursions are for you!
Call 363-9245 for more information
or to register for upcoming trips.


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Free Phones for
Hearing-Impaired
The Deaf and Hearing Connection
recently announced the addition of
several new telephones, ttys and
captioned telephones available
through its no charge equipment
distribution program. Deaf and
Hearing Connection offers amplified
telephones and related equipment at
no cost topermanent Florida residents
who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/
blind or speech-impaired.
This telecommunications access
program is funded by a surcharge
currently on all Florida telephone
consumers' bills. Equipment is
available by appointment Monday
through Friday at the Deaf and
Hearing Connection's main office
located at 7821 Seminole Boulevard
in Seminole or at satellite locations
throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough
counties. For a complete list of
distribution locations or to schedule
an appointment, call 727-399-9983
(Voice) or 727-399-9422 (TTY).
The Deaf and Hearing Connection,
Tampa Bay's only non-profit hearing
center, also offers free hearing
screenings by appointment, low cost
hearing aids, cleaning and repairs.
The Deaf and Hearing Connection
specializes in communication access
for deaf, hard of hearing or late
deafened people.

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

Foster Hope...
Foster A Child
Imagine being taken away from
your home, not knowing where you
will go, leaving behind your favorite
things. Now, imagine this through
the eyes of a child. There are more
than 3,500 dependent children in
Pinellas and Pasco counties due to
child abuse, neglect or abandonment.

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Many of them need loving foster
parents. For more information on
becoming a foster parent, please call
Eckerd Community Alternatives
Recruitment Line toll-free at 1-866-
233-0790.

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

USCG Safe Boating
Classes
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous


cycle of Safe Boating Classes
every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Warren
Webster Community Center, 1500
Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach
(1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start
at your convenience. First class,
come at 7 p.m. to register. Begin
any Tuesday and finish 13 weeks
later or take up to 2 years to finish.
March classes include: "Powering
"Piloting Your Boat-Part A" on March
30.
Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes
a new 400-page manual. Call Jim at
360-4846, or Warren at 321-7801, or
Phil at 865-2226.

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


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A satirical look at the world around us.

I'm 50! (and a half)


Happy birthday to me! You see,
I turned 50! years old about
six months ago. Today I was
remembering how when I was five
and strangers in the grocery store
would ask me how old I was, and I
answered "five and a half'. I answered
the same way when I was 12 (who
didn't want to be a teenager?!). And
again when I was 15, 17 and then 20.
On those birthdays I no longer said it
out loud, but rather thought silently
to myself that I'm almost 16, almost
18 and almost 21 respectively. At
least that's how I remember it. And
I'm pretty sure I never admitted to a
bartender in the spring of 1980 that I
was 20 and a half. In such a hurry to
grow up! Hmm.
Turning 50! for me was a whole lot
harder than being 50. For the two
weeks prior, I really agonized over the
milestone. At times I even panicked.


By Anne Rush


I began to think I was running out
of time. All those things I was gonna
do (i.e., climb Mt. Everest, backpack
through Europe, become a "well
qualified buyer") are likely never
going to happen.
I began to think that being 50 is
not really middle age at all because
I did the math and with the help of
actuary tables, I figured I'd likely
never to live be 100. Which means
that instead of having a middle age
crisis at a more realistic age of say
35, I was pregnant with my last
baby and driving a four door sedan. I
missed my mid-life crisis!
And I just don't see myself in a
commercial for one of those banks or
investment firms where the people
are all going back to school, starting
a whole new career or traveling. My
foreseeable future doesn't include


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endless possibilities and excitement.
Let me put it this way. If I ever feel
the urge to jump out of an airplane
from here on out, it probably won't be
for the thrill of it!
That's not to say I'm against all
air travel. You see, I've learned that
gravity is not my friend. You've
heard of Nicole Stott, the well-into-
her-40s-something astronaut from
Clearwater? I'll let you in on a secret.
She didn't go to the International
Space Station out of passion or a
desire to inspire kids. She went
with a mirror just so she could get a
glimpse of what her body looked like
in total weightlessness. True story.
And then to top it all off, I gained
weight over the holidays. And it
hasn't magically or effortlessly
disappeared. I'm one of those people
that women love to hate. For 49 years
I ate and drank everything at will and
never once had to alter the size of my
jeans. To this day, I don't even own
a bathroom scale. But as luck would
have it, Publix Supermarket does.
Ten pounds! I gasped! Why would
you even have scales (let alone out in
public) at a place where your entire
business was selling food? "Where
Shopping is a Pleasure"? Not on that
trip, buddy.
So then I started to do the trick that
all women do (10 lbs. or not) when
jeans come out of the dryer. I did deep
knee bends to try to stretch them out
a little bit. And couldn't get up. When
did my knees get so bad?!
For the life of me, I can't understand
why I have a turkey neck when I
religiously do all those head-bobbing
exercises with my bifocals every day.
But in all honesty I must say
there are some good things to being
older, too. I have the wisdom and
perspective that only comes from life
experience that I regularly bestow
upon my three adoring and grateful
teenagers. AARP has some really
great deals. I'm still too young for
a 55+ community. And no offense,
ladies, but I'm not yet wearing
purple.
But what comforts me when I'm
feeling really blue, is that my dog is
now 11 which makes her 77 in people
years. She wears her gray fur and
weight happily, and in six months
when I'm 51, she'll be 80 (and-a-
half)!


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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.

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.

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
clearing tables as clients arrive and
depart during the meal hours.
To volunteer please contact Gail
Stark, Community Relations
Coordinator at (727) 550-8080, ext.
332 or by email at Gail_Stark@uss.
salvationarmy.org.

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Tradewinds Church
Divorce Care Group is a 13 week
program for those who are separated
or divorced designed to help you face
the challenges and move toward
rebuilding your life. Classes will
begin on Thursday, March 25 from
7-8:30 p.m.
They will meet each Thursday
at Tradewinds Church, 6740 Park
Street S. in So Pasadena. For more
information, please call (727) 344-
1501.

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.

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

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.
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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.


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 andfurniture
may be delivered to the PARC Thrift
Store seven days a week during
daytime hours. Opened in 1963, all
proceeds from the PARC Thrift Store
benefit the children and adults with
developmental disabilities at PARC.
Call Ron Hoover, PARC Thrift Store
Manager, at 727-541-4493.


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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.
For information, to donate or
volunteer, call Katherine Benson at
341-1296.

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

Pet Food Donations
Wanted
Help pet owners by donating cat and
dog food. The SPCA Tampa Bay is
asking the community for donations
of cat and dog food to distribute to
families experiencing tough financial
times. For those who need assistance,
call for an appointment at 727-586-
3591, ext. 144. Cat and dog food drop
off times are: Tuesday-Thursday,
11 a.m. 7 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. -6
p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. 5 p.m. and
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were already cooking on the grill, everyone brought a dish to pass. Since they
had 35-40 Red Hatters plus guests, they definitely didn't lack for food. They
inducted three new members and played games. The weather even cooperated;
so whether they were just sitting in the sun chatting with friends, taking a
stroll through the park, or working on crafts-a wonderfully, relaxing time was
enjoyed by all. They owe a big "thank you" to two of members, Edie Brubaker
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SHINE Needs
Volunteers
Do you want a volunteer position
that is truly fulfilling and mentally
stimulating? Then consider counseling
seniors and the disabled with the
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance
Needs of Elders) program.
SHINE volunteers are both active
and retired individuals from diverse
career and cultural backgrounds. As
a volunteer, you will receive initial
training, continuing education and
a supportive environment with
dedicated colleagues.
If you have an inquiring mind, tact
and sensitivity as well as a strong
desire to help a vulnerable population,
then SHINE may be the perfect
volunteer opportunity for you.
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.

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. Next circle
is Friday, March 26. Bring a chair or
blanket, instruments and yourselves!
FMI contact Dena at 289-3380.

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Come Home to Luxury: Landmark at Waters Pointe


By Cathy Salustri

When you walk into the lobby of
Landmark at Waters P.irin you en-
ter another world. You're magically
transported to a world that has a
touch of vinta-e elegance and the
management company has one goal:
to make your home iad rui i. iind ingl
as luxurious as they possibly can.
Landmark at Wt.e- Pointe, ;an
apartment iT'rimrmniti on Boca Cie-
ga Bay in South Pasadena, :.fr; you
a wonderful lifestyle of mid-rise liv-
ing in beautifully ippuint.-d apart-
ments.
BR fore you even get to your front
door you know you've arrived some-
where special. The lobby, a study in
polished terrazzo floors and river
rock walls, is decorated in cool cl v .-en
and subtle shades of orange. Off to
one side a resident's 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 .-t<.lf -.rve barista.
Just beyond ihl. stylish lounge you'll
find a .ell.equipped fitness center,
complete with cardio and resistance
equipment (as well as .n11inIIr .iatI-
panel television to make your work-
out fly by.) This fitn.-. center has
enough equipment that many people
find they can fuort-g a gym member-
-hip and work out 't-p.- away from
their frint door any hour of the day
or night.
If, after your workout, you need
to cool off, you can .,tvp outside to a
pool that overlooks the green waters


of Boca Cie-
ga Bay. As you
cool off in the
p...b'. you can
watch dolphins
play only steps
away from you.
After work
or on a week-
end, have some
friends over
for a cookout I
brand new grill: I t
await you on
the water. Have
some free time?
Practice your
swing on their
pullin- green,
or drop a line in the water off their
fishing dock,
When you're done working out and
plIj inii in the pool (or .-uiih.tlhing
by the bay) your home awaits you.
Each apartment home has either one
or two bedrooms, granite counter-
tops (some models have granite-style
Fo.inic.i, and either black-on-black
or stainless steel appliances. Each
home also has new tile and carpet.
These remodeled homes add only
the finest elements to the resort-
style lii g you'll find at Landmark
at Waters Pointe.
Because Landmark at Wa-
ters Pointe is a mid-rise apartment
Liililing. you enter through the lob-
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 h.allwa.i.-.
k.unic-. pool, and fitness centers.
Iffti.ing you
a resort feeling
thlroilghllu the
Ti building.
This wonder-
ful collection
of apartment
homes has. so
far, attracted a
vibrant colle(c-
tion of people
who love living
at Landmark at
Waters Pointe.
The beautiful
views from over-
sized balconies,
4pparkling pool,


and updated retro design of the com-
mon areas all make this a luxuri-
ous yet unique place for them to call
home.
\ith,.L1h it's a mid-rise, Landmark
at W..t.. Is Pointe welcomes dogs of all
sizes (th..- 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 W it-..r Pointe has a dog-
gie walk area complete with dog-
gie stations,
If you're l,1,.-l.i 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. Y, n can also
install a stackable washer and dryer
in your new home. where it will stay
out of sight yet accessible in a large
kitchen closet.
The management team knows every
resident by name and take pride in
the lifestyles th.l, offer their resi-
dents.
One hedrooms start r- $!.'81 and two
bedrooms start at $1135; pricing de-
pends on which floor you choose and
which view you want. Stop by today
to see rhL life you could be '.i inf'

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Lady Pirates Have that Winning Feeling
By Leigh Clifton
The 2009-2010
LadyPiratesshow
off their District
Championship
o Trophy after

Clearwater to
S advance to the
semi-finals.
Although the
ladies won the
semi-finals at
State against
Pennsicola Pine
Forest in late
February, the
SRegional and
District champs
could not get by Ft. Lauderdale's Dillard High and lost 53-44. But the Lady Pirates 23
game -straight winning streak and an overall record of 30-2 got them to the dance in the
first place. One of the many bright spots for Bogie this year is Boca Ciega senior SG
Latavia Dempsey,who has been selected to participate in the first Florida Association of
Basketball Coaches All-Star Game, to be held April 10 at Jefferson.
Dempsey, a 5-foot-6 senior, will play at Florida Atlantic in the fall. She was a four-time first-
team all-conference selection and had career totals of 1,710 points and a school-record
225 3-pointers -- along with 390 rebounds, 234 assist, and 197 steals.


Lady Pirates begin Season with a Tough Loss
By Leigh Clifton

Bogie's Lady Pirates
Flag Football team
began a new season
last week, complete
with a new coach,
Reno Equia, who, .
at 25, is young and
ready to lead the
Lady Pirates. But in .- ..
their first meeting .. .. .
of the season ..
l--"
against Dunedin, -. -;
the ladies fell short,* "
6-0. But have no .
fear; several of last .
year's players are
back; quarterback
Liz Hill, Samah "
Alicia Keys" Irshid #11 Lakeira Seay mows down a few Dunedin defenders at the
and Alliah Leshore Bogie Girls's first football game of the season last week. Bogie
among others and lost 6-0.
along with some new
blood this year, the Bogie Girls Flag Football team is ready to play. Helping
them along is a familiar figure on the sidelines; Coach Tim Henson. Henson,
who was fired by Boy's Varsity Football Coach Steve Thomas for not taping a
football game last season, has nonetheless come back on his own to help new
coach Equia get acclimated to his new digs and new team.
"This is a whole lot different than coaching a boy's team," Equia said. "Coach
Henson knows these girls from coaching them last year, so anything he can do
to help me get situated is much appreciate
It sure is nice to see so many familiar faces and a few new ones back on the
sidelines at Bogie.


Boca Ciega High School


Scoreboard
By Leigh Clifton
Baseball -Boys Varsity
3/22/10
Boca Ciega 0
Northeast 10
3/19/10
Boca Ciega 1
St. Pete High 11
3/13/10
Boca Ciega 1
Palm Harbor 11
Football Girls Varsity
3/19/10
Boca Ciega 0
Dunedin High 6
Softball Girls Varsity
3/19/10
Boca Ciega 11
Dixie Hollins 0


3/18/10



3/19/10
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Boca Ciega 0
St. Pete High 3
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Largo 5(
Osceola 4i


3/19/10
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Largo 61
Boca Ciega 47
West Coast Invitational
3/17/10
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Girls


Countryside
Lakewood
Largo
Gibbs
Dunedin
Boca Ciega
Osceola
Pinellas Park
Clearwater
Dixie Hollins
Lakewood
Osceola
Pinellas Park
Largo
Boca Ciega
Dunedin
Clearwater
Countryside
Gibbs


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Caberfeidh Productions: Celtic Charm, Florida-Style


By Cathy Salustri
Dale Mackenzie Gross loves Nova
Scotia. He and his wife Sara Jean
love it so much that they're cur-
rently devoting their lives to bring-
ing the music and culture to the
St. Petersburg area. Their compa-
ny, Caberfeidh Productions (that
rhymes with caberet) is respon-
sible for much if not all of the
Scottish, bluegrass, and folk music
touring through St. Petersburg
and Pinellas Park. Caberfeidh Pro-
ductions has a unique history that
goes something like this:
Dale MacKenzie Gross discovered
his interest in all things Scottish
during a life-changing trip to Nova
Scotia in 1977. Shortly after, he
met Gibson MacKenzie of Alabama
- the founder of the Clan MacKen-
zie Society in the Americas and
Gibson became a mentor to Dale.
With the encouragement and help
of Gibson MacKenzie, Dale has be-
come the avid -- no, rabid -- Scot
that he is today.
In 1996, Sara Jean Buie was un-
dergoing a life-changing experience


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Productions. She and her husband, Dale
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of her own. After attend-
ing a concert by Scottish
singer Peter Morrison, she
decided she would explore
her inner Scot at the Jack-
sonville Scottish Highland
Games. There she met
Dale MacKenzie Gross ...
and the rest is history. Af-
ter a three-year courtship,
during which time they
traveled and saw the en-
tire state of Florida, Dale
and Sara Jean married on
June 30, 2001. They share
an intense love of Scotland
-- its history, traditions,
its heritage, music, and
everything else you can
imagine that is Scottish.
In 2007, Dale and Sara
Jean decided to travel a
new road together and
founded Caberfeidh Pro-
ductions, LLC. Caberfeidh
is Gaelic for "deer antlers" Dale M
the symbol of the Clan Caberfe
MacKenzie. They want with all
Caberfeidh Productions to
bring the best in Scottish, Celtic,
bluegrass and folk mu-
sic to the people in the
Tampa Bay area.
In the past Dale and
Sara Jean have brought
Andrea Beaton, Troy
and Sabra MacGil-
livray of Nova Scotia,
Brendan Nolan, Bat-
tlefield Band, Claire
Lynch Band, and Barra
MacNeils. Coming up
in this area you can see
the following perform-
ers, courtesy of Caber-
feidh Productions:
1. Christine Lavin
and Don White at the
Pinellas Park Perform-
ing Arts Center (April
23)
2. The Rowan Cun-
ningham Band at The
Palladium (May 9)
3. Patrick Ball at
The Palladium (No-
vember 12)
Caberfeidh 4. Battlefield Band
MacKenzie at the Palladium (No-
vember 21)


acKenzie Gross, one of the co-founders of
!idh Productions, started his lifelong long affair
things Scottish in Nova Scotia in 1977.

Prices and times vary, so visit
Caberfeidh Productions web site
for more details. If you,
like Dale and Sara Jean, are "ra-
bid" Scot fans, bookmark the site
and check it often to see what great
Celtic musicians they've added to
their lineup. Their marketing exec-
utive, Sandra Coburn, does an out-
standing job getting the word out
about these talented musicians.
Dale and Sara Jean hope you
agree that the music they're bring-
ing to the area is some of the finest
in the industry and are delighted
to bring it to such adoring fans. In
the name of Caberfeidh and in the
honor of Clan MacKenzie, Dale and
Sara Jean Gross hope to continue
to bring fine music to the Tampa
Bay area for years to come. They
invite you to join them. Ciad mile
failt6.


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The widows social club will have a
covered dish luncheon and meeting
at 12:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday
of the month at Palm Lake Christian
Church, 5401 22 Avenue N. in St.
Petersburg. Contact Joe at 397-0920
or Fran at 896-9207.

Beta Sigma Phi
The Service Coordinating Committee
of Sunshine City Council 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 (52nd St. and 80th
Ave. N.). This annual event is free
to all children from the ages of one
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.
Beta Sigma Phi is an international
sorority which provides women with
a social and cultural outlet. The 12
chapters of Sunshine City Council
meet at various times depending on
the chapter format. Chapters may
participate and support a variety of
service projects in the area. If you
would like to learn more about Beta
Sigma Phi, please contact Sharon
Melton at 595-9625.
Congratulations to the new officers
for the 2010-2012 term for Laureate
Epsilon Theta. They are: President
- Sharon Ingram; 1st Vice President
-Joyce Keller; 2nd Vice President
-Janet Taylor; Extension Officer -
Donna Smith; Recording Secretary
Elaine Penner; Corresponding
Secretary Paula Roberts; and
Treasurer Valerie Rankin. The
new officers will be installed on April
28 at the conclusion of the regular
meeting.
Laureate Epsilon Theta's executive
board will meet on Tuesday, April 6
at Applebee's on Park Blvd. at 7 p.m.
Sharon Ingram will be the hostess.
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ricane Windows, Concrete Slabs, Sofit/Facia.
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418-3357.
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WATER DAMAGE
REPAIRS
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ture, Wallpaper Removal, Painting. Reliable
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New Construction Additions Kitchens & Baths
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BUILDING IN GULFPORT SINCE 1973
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Padula Family, Pmriin Quality Con ictin Sences since 1895
ADDITIONS, RENOVATIONS-Windows,
Kitchens, Repairs & More. Noble Construction.
Over 30 Years Experience. Free Estimates.
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A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential,
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ists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let "A
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Insured. 824-9996.


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saw blades, router bits, planer knives, shaper
cutters, boring bits, chippers, augers, drill bits, etc.

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5679 70th Ave. N. Pinellas Park
727-526-0127
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ALL'S WINDOW TINTING
727-403-2323
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$25 for 2 days / $15 per day
Space is limited.
Call Marlene Tench
688-8990


JEFF'S LAWN SERVICE- Mowing, Trimming,
Edging, Blowing, Yard Clean-ups. Leaf and
Debris removal. ALSO: Odd jobs. Reasonable
rates, 727-341-0185
GREAT YARD WORK-Cutting, Edging, Rak-
ing Leaves, Clean Up Lots, Apartment Clean-
Outs, Garages. Tree Trim, Removal, Etc. Pres-
sure Washing. Sylvester, 460-8721.
LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Clean-
ing, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush
Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris
Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave,
727-215-2229.


Is your house cleared from limbs
Removal of frost damage palms, hedges, etc.

Coppolas EEH
Tree Service certified
322- 08f,"-- '-Mangrove
322-08 Spcialist
Stump Grinding
20 Years
Experience Licensed/Insured
Lic.# FL-0203A

TURLEY'S TURF
& LAWN SERVICES
Lawn Care, Landscape Design, Mulching, Ir-
rigation, Tree & Shrub Pruning. Commercial,
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Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years
Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps.
439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312.
James Fox Tree Service
Owner/Operator for over 20 years
S"We make your trees feel beautiful"
-- *Trees cleaned, elevated
S* Property Maintenance
Stump grinding
Hazardous limb removal
Uc.# 0700008985 Storm and roof protection
Insured
727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601
J&H LAWN & TREE
Cold Weather Property Cleanups, Tree Trim-
ming to Removals. Roof & Gutters Cleared
of Debris. Monthly Lawn Service, Etc. Free
Estimates, Low Rates, Licensed/Insured. 727-
641-7089.
MESSINA'S PROFESSIONAL LAWN &
LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE
115% OFF
ANY LICENSED WRITTEN ESTIMATE FOR ALL
PRESSURE WASHING AND LANDSCAPING JOBS
OVER $125.00 (MAXIMUM DISCOUNT $500.00)
FORAFREECOHSULTAlO AND ESiMATE CALLTO
(727) 678-6945
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J's LAWN MAINTENANCE
Mowing, Edging, Hedge Trimming
Sodding, Planting & Mulching
FREE ESTIMATE
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MOVING OUT OF
STATE? 600 / MILE
Furniture and Household Goods. Guaranteed
Satisfaction by a 20 Year Experienced, Mature
& Responsible Mover.
727-515-2100.

PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates.
Commercial Residential References Upon
Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.
BYRON JOHNSON PAINTING PLUS, INC.-
Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall,
Taping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates.
Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-
1088.
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SIAQ & Pest Control
Thorough treatment using
organicproducts inside
Ask about our once a year treatments.
R. Harry Harcourt, IES, CPO
Indoor Environmental Specialist
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Harry 727-710-2949


/ Charles Plumbing
.REPAIR SPECIALIST
Faucets
Toilets
Water Heater
Sewer & Drain
Cleaning
Leak Repair
Charles Plumbing 727-522-2508
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Remodels, New Construction, Better Business
Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523.


TRAVELING HAIR-
DRESSER AVAILABLE
Licensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 522-
4562 or Cell 410-5419.
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
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Florida Bankruptcy Services. 727-322-5881.
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Affordable Redecorating
The Upholstery Doctor
Yourre-upholstery specialist
FREE ESTIMATES
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SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS In Your Home.
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ONE LICENSED BARBER-and Two Braid-
ers or Stylists. Brand New Barber & Styling
Chairs, Booth Rental $100/wk. Great Loca-
tion. 727-430-0033.
P/T DRIVER CITY OF GULFPORT- Immedi-
ate part-time driver position, 15-20 hours per
week, with class B CDL license (with pas-
senger endorsement) to transport elderly/
disabled. Entry $10.56/Hr. Backgrounds, drug
screenings and physical will be conducted.
Position will remain open until filled. Applica-
tions accepted at City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S. or
via fax at (727) 893-1005. E.O.E.
MAN FRIDAY- Some Travel, Credit Card,
Working Cell Phone, Dependable Transporta-
tion a Must. Bondable, Computer a +. Resume
to:
rrmediates@aol.com
P/T MARINA ASSISTANT City of Gulfport.
Ability to work flexible hours, weekends,
weekdays & holidays. Strong customer ser-
vice skills and cashier experience preferred.
Light maintenance and custodial duties. Back-
ground/Drug screening will be conducted. En-
try $10.05/Hr. Applications accepted at City
Hall, 2401 53rd St. S. or via fax at (727) 893-
1005. E.O.E.
P/T TROLLEY DRIVER City of Gulfport. Im-
mediate part-time position available for an ex-
perienced Trolley Driver. Must be experienced
in operating large commercial vehicles. Class
B CDL license with passenger and air brakes
endorsement required. 22-30 hours per week.
Must be available to work days, evenings and
weekends. Entry $10.56/Hr.Background, drug
screening and physical will be conducted. Ap-
plications accepted at City Hall, 2401 53rd St.
S. or via fax at (727) 893-1005. E.O.E.
BAYAREA CARE-Needs Qaulified HHA Aides
for Live-in. 1 year experience, non-smoking,
background check, FL Drivers License, own
car. 424-1979.
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Pasadena. 31yrs. Same Location. Owner Re-
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Jack. 727-344-2202.

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


1989 CHRYSLER LE BARON-Convertible,
4 cyl. low miles, $950 o.b.o. Won't Last! 727-
521-3419.
1990 DODGE RAM 150 VAN- Runs & Drives.
Extra motor, good interior. $700 O.B.O. 727-
564-2575
2001 CHRYSLER SEBRING-4 Door. Runs
and Drives Perfect, Cold Air, New Tires and
Battery. 98,000 miles. $3,000. o.b.o. 727-251-
6729.
CASH PAID FOR CARS- Prices Subject to
Steel Market Value. 727-328-8004.
UP TO $500
Paid For Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans. 727-458-
3721, 727-458-7710.


XBOX-20 GAMES-PS2-30 Games, Game
Cube-7 Games, $300 for All. 727-553-9327.


MAYTAG 22 CU.FT. REFRIGERATOR- Bot-
tom freezer, 3-1/2 years old, Biscuit, $500
727-546-0223.
FURNITURE REPAIR IN HOME!-Dents,
Scratches, Broken Legs, Recliners, Uphol-
stery. All types of Furniture Assembly, Etc.
23yrs Experience. Affordable. 813-558-0646,
727-289-8262.


OTHER WORLDS
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.
www.theotherworlds.com.

LIGHTWEIGHT WHEEL CHAIR-Great Shape
$40. 727-776-5233.
FREE 18FT. ROUND POOL-5ft. Deep with
Stairs Up & Down, Includes Filter. Needs Lin-
er. 727-415-3804.
CAKE DECORATING CLASSES- Learn New
Skills! Schedule a cake decorating class at
your home with friends. Earn free hostess gifts
just for hosting a cake decorating party of 6 or
more. It's like hiring your own personal consul-
tant! We bring all supplies. We also do private
lessons. Email me at: cmwestl 011 @yahoo.
com or Call Christine at 216-509-0841.
CANNON AE-1 FILM CAMERA- with wide
angle and short lens. $125 firm. Call the Gab-
ber office 727-321-6965.
I NEED LEGAL GUIDANCE-and Assistance
of a Lawyer or Paralegal who has Experience
in Malpractice. Also in Civil Appeals Case.
James Daniels 727-527-3237 or 727-831-
5071.
MODELS NEEDED ST. PETE BEACH-Top
Money. 727-827-2991 or 727-360-9825.


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GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.


STAINLESS STEEL PROPS-2 $150. Hip
Waders, $50. Penn Swivel Matic $50. All New!
727-343-3111.
WET SLIPS-From 25' to 55' Sail of Power.
$7/F. Easy Access to Gulf. 4 Slips Left. 727-
641-6465.



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ANY ANTIQUE, ESTATE VALUABLE OR UNUSUAL ITEMS
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CASH WAITING!- Collector will pay Top Dollar
for your Guns or Guitars. Discrete Local Se-
nior. 727-804-2381.


PLACEYOUR AD HERE- $13.00 for 20 words,
includes notarized affidavit of publication and
tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Florida Body Shop gives notice of Foreclosure
and Lein and Intent to sell the following vehi-
cles on 3/29/10 at 11:00a.m. at 6363 Ulmer-
ton Road, Largo, FL 33771. Said Company
reserves the right to accept or reject any and
all bids. 1FALP10P7VW281610 1997 Ford.
YV1FX8845K3310801 1989 Volvo. 1G1F-
P23EOML106079 1991 Chevrolet. 1YVGD-
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ESTATE SALE FRIDAY & SATURDAY- Whole
House, 6936 40th Ave. N. 8-4p.m.
5931 17TH AVE. S. SAT. & SUN.- Everything
from A-Z.


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

4930 Gulfport Blvd. S.
327-8453
Steve Briggs Licensed Auctioneer


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GULFPORT
FLEA MARKET
9th Ave. S. & 50th St. S.
9-3pm Thursday Friday Saturday
9am-11am FREE Pancake Breakfast Saturday
Limit 1 per customer drinks not included
Your One Stop Vendors Spaces Available
YSHOPI Call 258-1429

TOTEM POLES, WOOD SCULPTURES-
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MAXIMO
NEIGHBORHOOD SALE
Condos, 4908 38th Way South. Furniture, Eas-
ter Decorations, Lots of Misc. Pre-Sale 3/26,
8-? Regular Sale 3/27, 8-?
PASADENA COVE COMMUNITY SALE -
Sat., March 27th, 9-12 Only. Entrance on Pas-
adena Ave. Between Ted Peters & IHOP.
BIZARRE BAZAAR- Edie is having another
Mega Sale. April 1, 2, & 3 from 9am Sun-
down. No early birds. 1548 Canterbury Rd. N.
(off Tyrone & 58th) look for signs
PARKWIDE SALE-March 26th & 27th. (Bake-
sale on 27th) Fairhaven Mobile Home Park,
5757 66th St. N. 8a.m.-3p.m.
SATURDAY 27TH-8am-12:30. Fishing Gear,
DVD's $2.00 each, Jewelry, Gold, Silver, Gem-
stones, Coins, Household. 5209 14th Ave. So.
Gulfport.

5055 32ND AVE. N. SATURDAY 8-3P.M.- 2
Families. Stuff for Everyone!
ESTATE SALE-Everything Must Go! 1413
53rd St. S. Saturday 9am.-5pm.


SET OF KEYS FOUND-During City-Wide Yard
Sale Sat., 3/20. 3001 57 St. S. Yellow Ring.
Call 324-3961.


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


NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL
- St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In
Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked-
ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re-
buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh
Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power
of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other
Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the
Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort
to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This
Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Com-
fort Me in My Difficulties and While Lodging in
the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and
My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God
Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All
of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have
Infinite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You
(Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over-
come All Difficulties as You Did the Dragons
at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail
Mary(Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times).
This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Suc-
cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal
Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in
the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress
and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This
Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat-
ter How Difficult, Before the Termination of 9
Tuesday. G.F.

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

NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL
- St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In
Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked-
ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re-
buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh
Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power
of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other
Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the
Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort
to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This
Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Com-
fort Me in My Difficulties and While Lodging in
the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and
My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God
Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All
of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have
Infinite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You
(Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over-
come All Difficulties as You Did the Dragons
at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail
Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times).
This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Suc-
cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal
Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in
the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress
and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This
Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat-
ter How Difficult, Before the Termination of 9
Tuesday. G.F.

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includes W/S/G. 1BR w/storage at 2715 54th
St. S., $585, Upstairs 1BR at 2725 54th St. S.,
$585. Call 727-452-5942
TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
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Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
3 BLOCKS FROM STETSON-Beautiful
2BR/2BA Villa in Prestigious Picturesque
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Water, Cable, Pool, Lawn Care. Annual Lease
$1300/Mo. 727-251-7058
GULFPORT LARGE 1BEDROOM-With Den/
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-
612-9626.
LARGE FURNISHED ROOM-$500/Mo. Full
House Privileges, Private Entrance, Parking,
W/D, Electric, Water, Cable/Wireless. Refrig-
erator. Included. No Smoking/Pets, 727-916-
0916.
UNFURNISHED HOUSE 4926 12th Ave. S.
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
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KENWOOD-2800 2nd Ave. N. Large 2BR/1 BA,
Wood Floors, Living room, Dining room, Laun-
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Small Office. First, Security, and application w/
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BEAUTIFUL TOWN SHORES 1BR/1BA-3rd
floor, 55+. 1yr. Lease. Newly Updated, Cov-
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TOWN SHORES CONDO- Great View,Top
floor, corner unit. 2BR/2BA. 55+, No pets, Inc.
cable. $975/mo. annual. 727-542-2445.
BOCA CIEGA WATERFRONT RESORT-Cot-
tages, Efficiencies. Private Beach, Pool and
Private Fishing Dock. $450.00 And Up, 727-
327-0049.
SEASONAL RENTAL-In Gulfport. 2BR/1BA,
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1 AND 2 BEDROOM APT.-with Florida Room
on Courtyard. W/S/G Included. 727-798-2267.
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.
BAY ISLAND-What a View! Waterfront
1BR/1BA Condo, W/D, Carport, Htd. Pools,
Gated, Adult, Annual Lease, THE SUN TEAM
727-345-0099.
2519 BEACH BLVD.-IBR/Studio Downstairs,
Wood Floors, on Park, WSG Paid. Great
Neighborhood, Quiet. 7 blocks to Beach.
$525/Mo. 727-822-2955.
NEW IN BAY ISLAND-Lowest Price. 2BR/2BA
$950/Mo. Long Term. 55+ Waterfront, Gate,
Hardwood Floors, WSG/Cable included. 6
Pools 727-748-9200.
NORTHSIDE RENTAL-Month to Month $750/
Mo. 2BR, Great Condition. Can Purchase.
WALTON REALTY 727-458-3613.
S. PASADENA 2BR/2BA-Condo on 6th Floor.
Slit Plan, Water View. Pool, Covered Parking,
/D. Close to Shopping, Beach & Stetson
$1000/Mo. Year Lease. 727-345-9620.
1BR/1BA CONDO- 2nd Floor, Sunporch, US
19 & Gulf to Bay, $650/Mo. & Security. 931-
535-2722 or 727-320-3526.
1BR/1BA APT.-In-Law Apt. on Estate. $175/
Week. All Utilities & Cable Included. 727-459-
6937.
1401 60TH ST.S.-3BR/2BA, $1250-1500/Mo.
One Block From Stetson, Detached Garage,
Fenced yard. 727-235-5146.
GULFPORT MARINA DISTRICT-3 Bedrooms,
2 Baths, Hardwood & Ceramic Tile floors.
Wrap-around Screened Porch. $190,000. Beth
Taylor, Broker 304-629-1212.


CHARMING 1BR GULFPORT HOME- Spa-
cious Duplex, Screened Porch, Tree-Shaded
Yard, Bright & Airy, WSG Included, $600/Mo.,
5709 21st Ave. S. 404-405-8541, 727-543-
6167.
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.
727-452-5307.
APARTMENTS FOR RENT-St. Pete Studio
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.
GULFPORT 1BR/1BA APT.-$650/MO. Very
Nice. Spacious Tiled Kitchen with Washer &
Dryer, Glass top Cooking, Dishwasher. Ceiling
Fans Throughout. Recently Remodeled. Out-
side Senor lights. Safe Quiet Neighborhood.
Attractive Property with Small Shaded yard.
Efficient Central heat and Air. Tenant pays
Electric, Cable. Basic Water provided for 1
Non Smoker. No Section 8. Deposit Required.
Call Dan 727-327-6144.
NEWLY FURNISHED SUNSET BEACH-1/1
Condo. Fantastic Gulf View, Heated Pool,
Dishwasher, Cable, W/S/T, Electric. Laundry.
$795/Mo. Mid-Apr-Nov/1. No Smoking/Pets.
727-289-8114.
ST. PETE BEACH- Large Efficiency, Excel-
lent Condition & Location, 1 Block to Beach,
Busline, Shopping & Fishing. Water Included.
$565/Mo. 727-345-7036.
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-
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ST. PETE WATERFRONT CONDO- Corner
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.
GULFPORT DUPLEX-$665/mo. & Security
Deposit. 1BR Old Florida charm, Nice Yard
Parking & WSG included. Smokeless Please.
No Section 8. 727-424-6085.
SOUTH PASADENA-Chateau Tower. 1 BR/1.5,
Balcony, Year Round Sunsets. New Carpet,
Stove Paint, Air, Great Waterview, Pool, Fit-
ness Room, 8th floor, Annual 727-347-1738.
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.
PASADENA CHATEAU TOWER -Great Wa-
terview 9th floor, Pool, Remodeled, Unfur-
nished 2BR/2BA, Balcony, W/D, Secured Bldg.
$995/Mo. Yearly. Ralston's Realty Co. Diane,
727-367-6702.
ST. PETE BEACH-1033sqft. Immaculate
1 BR/2BA 2nd floor Apt. in four Unit Bldg. Near
Beach, Petless, Smoke Free. Middle Age
Present Tenants. Washer Provided. $750/Mo.
1st/last/security 727-360-8666.
SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCY- All Utilities In-
cluded. 727-289-3588. Also need Part Time
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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. $600/Mo., 1st/last/Security
DAN YINGST REALTY 727-321-5258.

GULFPORT WATERFRONT STILT HOME-
3/2 Furnished, Pool, A/C. May-Oct. $1100/Mo.
plus utilities, 1st, Last. No Pets/Smoking Call
727-323-1433.

GULFPORT ART DISTRICT 1 BR, office, ful-
ly furnished, fenced patio. Non-smoker. $750/
mo. includes utilities/cable/interenet. Jaime-
frame@aol.com 541-829-7309.

KENWOOD 2826 9TH AVE. N.- Newly Re-
modeled 1 BR/1BA, $550/Mo. & $550 Deposit.
Water Included. 727-347-7423.
FRENCH QUARTER CONDOS- 2BR's. Gat-
ed, Tropically Landscaped, Pool, BBQ+ Laun-
dry On-site. $650/Mo. Convenient Location @
63rd St. & 1st Ave. S. 727-458-7828.


GULFPORT WATERFRONT 1 BEDROOM-
Condo. 2nd Floor In Small Complex. Fur-
nished Beautifully, Screened Porch, A/C &
Fans. $575/Mo., $500/Dep. 719-546-0851 or
727-324-3250.
WATERFRONT GULFPORT MARINA- House
2BR/2BA, C/H/A, W/D, DW, Fully Furnished,
Fenced, Concrete Parking. Pet Friendly. Vaca-
tion, Weekly or Monthly 727-328-0203.

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

BEAUTIFUL 2BR/1BA 55+ CONDO- All Ame-
nities, Carport. All Utilities Except Electric. No
Smoking. Million Dollar Waterview. 3 Minute
walk to Gulfport Beach, 10 minute ride to St.
Pete Beach. 1150SF, 1 Year Lease, Available
May. $900/Mo. Call Al, 727-239-2223.
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.
EFFICENCY- Pinellas Point Area. Quiet. Pri-
vate entrance. A/C. $600 month. Includes
Utilities. Non Smoker. 727-866-3038



LARGE BEAUTIFUL
POOL HOME
Private Bedroom/Bath $500/Mo. Safe Neigh-
borhood, Close to Beach, Malls. Looking For
Professional Person or Student. 727-410-
8423.
SMALL FURNISHED ROOM- In nice home.
$85/Wk, all utilities & basic cable included.
Private covered entry, full kitchen privileges.
Large closet/dressing area with sink and van-
ity. Tim, 727-698-3506.


FURNISHED BEDROOM-Share Kitchen &
Bath, Cable TV & Utilities $475/Mo. 727-343-
6350.


$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-
6465.


CLEARVIEW OAKS CONDO- 55+ 5694 40th
Terrace N. #321. 1BR/1BA first floor Corner.
New Bathroom, Washer/Dryer. $35,500. 727-
388-1395.
TOWN SHORES BUCKINGHAM 2BR/2BA,
magnificent view, balcony, updated bath-
rooms, beautiful floors, washer/dryer, covered
parking. No realtors. $219,000. 727-244-2268.
SPB YACHT & TENNIS CLUB-Gorgeous wa-
terfront 2/2 corner unit, Open 3/28 1-4p.m.
9425 Blind Pass Rd. #601, $359,999. Beach
& Luxury Realty, 727-492-6721.
2BR/2BA SPLIT PLAN-Pet Friendly Windsor
Bldg. on Bay, 10th floor. Murphy Bedin Florida
room. 1550sqft. $184,900 o.b.o. 727-345-3584
or 810-599-6986.
SALE OR LEASE-Commercial Building
1800sqft. on Fenced Corner lot (135'x104')
at 801 49th St. S. Lease $800/Mo. 727-527-
2067.
TOWN SHORES FAIRFAX-Where "Little Fido"
is Welcome! Immaculate 1BR w/Pleasant
Water Views. Available Fully Furnished. Just
Listed @ $84,900 Don Taylor, REALTY EX-
ECUTIVES 727-458-7828.
BAY ISLAND WATERFRONT-Extra Large
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.





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CHATHAM HOUSE #305, Beautifully updated 1BR/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
TOWNSHORES CONDOS FOR SALE
ETON HOUSE #207, Updated 1 BR/1 BA standard unit, 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** Price reduced $155,000
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. Price reduced $127,000
LANCASTER House #603, "Marina" water views, 2 bedriT,'T T n, chen, very appealing Priced at $127,500
LANCASTER #415, corner, 2 bed, 2 bath. Reduced $154,000
HAMPTON #310, 1 bed/1 bath deluxe, new carpet, new paint, waterfront marina views. $1149,9 $99,000
SEMINOLE GARDEN APTS 8584 11 th St. N. #310 2 bed, 2 bath corner condo, stps to Clubhouse priced @ $43,900
HOMES
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
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
GULFPORT HOMES
NEW ON MARKET Marina District 2661 45th St. S. 2/1 frame home. New windows, a/c, roof, crown molding. Office, bamboo floors.
Great Price $133,000
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
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