Title: Gabber
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089435/00135
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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: April 8, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
Coordinates: 27.750556 x -82.708611 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
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Volume ID: VID00135
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this week...

S. Pasadena
Free Concert
see page 8

Coming Soon- First
Friday Art Cruise
see page 11

Gulfport Community
see page 15

Free Prom Dresses
see page 21

Gabber Goes
On Vacation
see page 26

Mainsail Festival
Seeks Volunteers
see page 29

Everyday Heroes A
New Gabber Feature
see page 36

Eye On Crime
see page 42

5K Cancer Run
see page 43

Gulfport March
Water Quality Report
see page 45


since 19681


Every Thursday

No. 2

New Store Proposed
For Gulfport Blvd.
City Council voted to postpone a vote
that would rezone the properties
at 2217 2219, 2221 2223, and
2225 51st Street South as well as
the property at 5119 23rd Avenue
South. The ordinances proposed,
2010-05 and 2010-06, would change
the land uses of those properties
from residential to commercial.
Council directed city manager Jim
O'Reilly and interim city attorney
Andrew Salzman to come up with
a development agreement for the
property. Developers want to turn
the property into a Dollar General
For copies of the ordinances,
consult the city of Gulfport's agenda
packet, available either from the
city clerk or on the city's web site,
MyGulfport.us. Click on "Meetings,"
then go to "Agendas and Videos" and
select "April 8 Regular-> Packet."

Easter Eggs Draw Hundreds to the Rec Center

By Leigh Clifton
The mad dash at the starting line...Everybody.. GO!
Hundreds of young children ran for eggs during last weekends Sun and Fun Day held at the Gulfpoert
Recreation Center.
See Photos, page 46

Easter Sunrise Service

By Melissa Lattman
Just south of 2nd Avenue worshippers lined the roadway
and shore line to celebrate Easter. The Pass-A-Grille Beach
Community Church held the 69th annual sunrise service April
4th at Pass-A-Grille Pointe.

Pasadena Community UM Church
Jerger Hall 227-70th Ave. S.
Saturday, April 1Oth, 8p

Bunnies, Bonnets and Beyond...
S Diners from the Gulfport Neighborly
SCare Network, welcomed Spring at the
Gulfport Multi Purpose Senior Center
on Wednesday, March 31st. An Easter
party complete with music, games,
bonnet contest and prizes, was held prior
- to lunch being served. A special "Good
Egg" award was presented to dining
room supervisor, Bob Smith for his happy
and helpful ways. The top three bonnet
winners were, Ann Calabreze, Francis
Fazio, an Dollie Linville. There were
so many beautiful bonnets, honorable
mention prizes were given to all!

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

Interpretive Dance
Class for Seniors
ST. PETE BEACH: Mindful Moves...
Dance for the Wise is a brand-new
course offered at the St. Pete Beach
Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega
Drive. The class will take place
Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. beginning
Tuesday, April 6. Cost is $6 per class
or $20 per month. Mindful Moves is
an interpretive dance class for seniors
that taps creativity and motivates
you to move. Call instructor Cynthia
Alicea at 460-1732.


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since 1968
1419 49th Street South,
Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 321-6965 (fax) 327-7830
9-5 Mon Wed, 9-2 Fri, Closed Thursday
Publishers / Editors
Ken & Deb Reichart
Customer Service / Sales
Gina Forgetta, Mary Baumgartner
Contributing Writers
Gina Forgetta, Bill Northrop, Anne Rush
Photographer / Education Reporter
Leigh Clifton
City Hall Beaches
Melissa Lattman
City Hall Gulfport
Cathy Salustri
Bill Northrop
Anne Rush, Jeff White
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Contents of this publication may not be reproduced or copied
without premission of the Publishers.

"Relay for Life" Event
This Weekend
Relay for Life is an 18-hour walk
that symbolizes the emotions and
struggles a cancer patient goes
through before and after diagnosis.
It is also the opportunity for the
teams involved to raise money for
cancer research before and during
the event.
The City of Gulfport is hosting the
event at the Gulfport Recreation
Center Field at 5730 Shore Boulevard
S. this Friday, April 9, starting at
6 p.m. into Saturday, April 10
ending at noon. The City also has
a "Relay for Life Team" as well as
15 other teams participating at the
event in Gulfport. All teams will be
running fun events, raffling items
and serving up food and drinks for
To help raise money, the City of
Gulfport Team will be raffling off the
following items:
* Two games of bowling at 10 Pins in
SHalf Day Cruise trip to Egmont
Key for four people

City Wide

Crime Watch Picnic

Saturday, April 17, 1:00 pm

Gulfport Beach Pavilion
(large one)
Meet your neighbors, City Council Members,
the Gulfport Police and Fire Departments
and the CERT team.
Come join your fellow neighbors in our first
City-Wide Crime Watch Picnic. The zone-1 Crime
Watch group is inviting everyone to join us to meet
your fellow neighbors and those who serve
and protect us. Learn how you can be more
involved in helping to keep crime down in
Gulfport and look out for each other.


Br your favorite Dish To Share!
bring your own drinks, plates and untensils.
ome See How YOU Can Make A Difference!

Gabber April 8 -April 14, 2010

*A Jacksonville Jaguars mini
* An autographed Lightning Hat
*An autographed Hockey Puck
*Autographed Bucs memorabilia
Come join them at relay for Life this
Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April
10 to get your ticket for a chance to
win one of these great items and help
them and other teams raise money
to help fight for a cure for cancer.

2010 City of Gulfport
Hurricane Seminar
The City of Gulfport will be hosting
the 2010 Hurricane Seminar on
Thursday, May 27, 7 p.m. at the
Historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom
at 5500 Shore Boulevard S. in
Hurricane related vendors that
are interested in this event should
email gbiron@mygulfport.us or call
Gail Biron at 727-893-1118. There is
limited space, so please act quickly
to be involved in this important and
informative event.
This informative seminar and large
screen venue is free to the public.

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
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-

Gulfport's Free Oral
Cancer Screening
The City of Gulfport, in conjunction
with the Oral Cancer Foundation,
will be hosting a free Oral Cancer
Screening on Saturday, May 15 from
10 a.m. 2 p.m. at the Walgreen's
parking lot on the corner of 58th St.
S. and Gulfport Blvd. S. in Gulfport.
This event was spearheaded by
Councilman David Hastings through
his experience with fighting oral
cancer and being a survivor.
Oral cancer belongs to the head
and neck cancer group, and is often
referred to by other names such as

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cancer, lip cancer, and throat cancer.
While some people think this is a
rare cancer, it is not. Approximately
100 people in the U.S. will be newly
diagnosed with oral cancer each day,
and it takes a life in the U.S. every
hour of every day.
The key to reducing the death rate
of oral cancer is earlier detection,
and the key to that is for all adults
to receive opportunistic oral cancer
examinations at least once a year.
Tobacco users, heavy alcohol users,

and those with a prior history of
cancer should be examined more
frequently. Even people who do not
share those traits should be examined
annually in light of the mounting
evidence of a link between oral cancer
and the sexually transmitted human
papilloma virus (HPV).
This event is co-sponsored by the
City of Gulfport and the Oral Cancer
Foundation. For more information,
email dhastings@mygulfport.us or
call Gail Biron at 727-893-1118.

LaSala to Address Democratic Club
Robert LaSala, Pinellas County Administrator, will be the featured speaker at
the April 8 meeting of the Greater Pinellas Democratic Club. Mr. LaSala will
discuss the interplay of various functions of the complicated, ever evolving and
varied responsibilities in running the county's business. Working with the County
Commissioners in this large and diverse county, he makes timely decisions that
affect all citizens.
The meeting, to be held at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Boulevard
in Pinellas Park, starts with cocktails (cash bar) and social time at
6 p.m., followed by a varied and sumptuous buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. and
concludes with Mr. LaSala's presentation and discussion. Don't miss this chance
to hear and ask questions about the current challenges facing your County
For questions or reservations (dinner $15) call Betty Morgenstein at 727 360-
3971. Everyone welcome.

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News from the
qujfport -Jistorical Society

Historical Society
Annual Pot Luck
The Gulfport Historical Society
will hold its annual spring pot
luck dinner on Saturday, April 10
at 5:30 p.m. on the grounds of the
museum. The public is invited. The
members will be asked to vote on all
positions of the Board of Directors
after a short business meeting.
The Society will furnish sliced ham
and drinks, including coffee and
cold drinks. Members and guests
are requested to bring a covered
dish of their choice. The museum
is located at 5301 28 Avenue S. in


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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 and
parking is available around the
park. Everyone is welcome," she

Enter Table Tennis
Table Tennis and the St. Pete Beach
Community Center are hosting
a Table Tennis Tournament on
Saturday, April 10 from 8:30 a.m.
to 4 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach
Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega
Drive. This singles competition is
open to all skill levels. The fee for
all players is $10 which includes
lunch and one entry into the raffle
for a brand-new Newgy Robo Pong
machine. Lunch is provided by Pizza
Hut in South Pasadena. For more
information call 363-9245 or come to
the Community Center to register.

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West Coast Orchid
Society to Meet
The Florida West Coast Orchid
Society will hold their monthly
meeting, on the second Thursday of
the month, April 8, at the Pinellas
County Cooperative Extension
(Botanical Gardens), 12175 125 Street
N. in Largo. An educational class will
be held at 7 p.m., with a short meeting
at 7:30 p.m. followed by presentation
from Martin Motes from Miami on
Vanda Orchids. An orchid sale, raffle,
and refreshments follow. Visitors are
welcome. Free admission andparking.
For more information, please call

4th Annual Caregiver's
The Midtown Health Council will
present the 4th Annual Caregiver's
Conference on Saturday, April 17
from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Suncoast
Hospice, 3050 First Avenue S. in
St. Petersburg. Featured speakers
include Edna Matt, RN, MSN,
"Staying Put & Holding On!" and
Leslie Gibson, RN, BSN, "Laughter,
The Survival Frontier!". This is a
free event to meet other caregivers,
share your experience and receive
information from local agencies that
can make your journey a little easier.
Continental breakfast and lunch
served. Event includes door prizes
and gift bags. You must register to
attend and the registration deadline
is April 12. Call the Sanderlin Center
at 321-9444 to register.

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Coming to Boca Ciega Bay: First Friday ArtCruise
By Cathy Salustri
Gail Biron and
Lori Rosso mug for
the bartender at
a special preview
of the ArtWalk's
newest feature, the
Starting Friday, May
7, the ArtCruise will
extend the ArtWalk
onto the waters of
Boca Ciega Bay
for a 90-minute sail
aboard Island Time,
a double-decker
The ArtCruise will feature Gulfport-specific drinks, including the Mary Disston Margarita,
the Boca Ciega Blossom, and The Gabber Cocktail. Tickets cost $12 in advance and $15
the day of the cruise, which leaves from the Casino dock on Friday night ArtWalks.
Rosso and Captain Dan Peretz have worked together, Peretz said, to "create a trip that is
an natural extension of Gulfport's heritage on the water."

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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

Metaphysical Community Church
1950 2nd Ave. No., St. Petersburg
(727) 822-8628 (727) 822-3157
Sunday Service, 11:00 am
Monday, Course in Miracles, 7pm
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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


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

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

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

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Church of Gulfport
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Sunday Mornings
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Traditional Serv. 10:30a
Fellowship for all 11:30a
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Supper@ 6:00p
SBible Study 7:00p


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9:00 am Contemporary Service
10:00 am Sunday School for all ages
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(727) 381-2499 www

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

Tolerant No More?
Dear Editor: How ironic that
Gulfport, a city our chamber of
commerce touts as a laid back
community of tolerance and artistic
expression, recently garnered
large scale media scrutiny for what
amounts to censorship of creative
Shame on Java Nirvana owner Mark
Pohlman for bowing to the whims
of a few closed-minded individuals
in denying use of the Art Village
Courtyard's performance area to the
Theatre Walk group for their recent
two-week production of "Smitings".
My friends and I twice attended
this marvelous collection of six short
plays, based loosely on religious
themes, adding ourselves to the SRO
turnouts. We laughed, we cried, we
contemplated the role which religion
has played in our lives. Cast and
crew were superb.
The language and themes, while
adult in nature, were no worse than
what's heard in everyday life if people
are honest with themselves. While I

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ent shops Journey back into Florida's past
luring the when the saber cat, giant sloth,
mammoth, giant tortoise and bison
location of roamed the Sunshine State. During
y an alley hands-on activities with biologists,
t. Not only participants will investigate millions-
I the sonic of-year-old animal fossils and float
levard, its back in time when mega-fauna ruled
served to our coastal habitats. This free event,
;ed among "Wild Florida-Prehistoric Florida",
aching to takes place Saturday, April 10, fro
titutes, as 10 a.m. to noon at Weedon Island
nail salon Preserve Cultural and Natural
History Center. It is recommended for
courtyard all ages. Preregistration is required.
trade. Had Weedon Island Preserve protects
hop during more than 3,700 acres of natural
led for his ecosystems and is located at 1800
ability with Weedon Drive N.E. in St. Petersburg.
n the local The preserve is open to the public
nade some seven days a week including holidays
from 7 a.m. to 15 minutes before
to sellout sunset. It offers many outdoor
erely sold activities including walking trails, a
fishing pier and c(.m.. k.iy.ik launch.
Larry Lewis To learn more about Weedon
Island Preserve or to register for
programs and seminars, visit www.
weedonislandpreserve.org or call
(727) 453-6500.

Sierra Club to Meet
The Suncoast Group Sierra Club
will meet on April 15 at 7 p.m. at
Moccasin Lake Park located in
Clearwater off of Drew and Hwy
19. Laurie MacDonald, Defenders of
Wildlife FL Director will speak about
protecting and restoring Florida's
imperiled wildlife and their habitat.
For more information call Joyce at

Little League Thanks
the Community
By Tim Coppola
Many thanks to the Gulfport
community for their generous
outpouring of support. Gulfport
Little League raised over $9,000!
This money made it possible for
struggling families to have their
kids play ball this year. There are
now 11 teams and 120 players!
Thanks again to the "Little
Community with a Big Heart".
Come out and watch us play!

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The views and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily
represent the views of the publishers, staff or advertisers.

The Sunsation
Show Chorus
Broadway music is always a
perennial favorite. The Sunsation
Show Chorus will present the last
show of the season, "Broadway:
Opening Night" on April 11, 3 p.m.
at Pinellas Park Performing Arts
Center, 4951 78 Avenue N. and April
18, 3 p.m. at Largo, Faith United
Methodist Church, 403 First Ave.
For tickets call 688-5189; 541-4501
or visit www.sunsationshowchorus.

Attention Bikers
Join in on the 1st Annual Poker
Run to benefit Get Rescued in
Gulfport on Sunday, April 25 from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Run will begin
at Jim's Harley Davidson, 2805 54
Avenue N. and proceed to Sportsters
Bar, Gulfport on the Rocks and The
Undertow. For more information
call Mary at Reef Dog at 323-7007 or
Jim's Harley Davidson at 527-9672.

The Community Garden is Ready for Planting!
GULFPORT: A brand new
community garden is ready to be
planted! The garden is available
to residents of both Gulfport and
St. Petersburg; providing the
opportunity to grow vegetables, ni
annuals and other non-permanent r ~u &.
plants in a plot of their own. CA T Rt
The garden is a grassroots
endeavor being coordinated '
by a group of local gardening
enthusiasts. It is supported by the ar
City of Gulfport and the South 49th X
Street Business Association. It is
intended to provide a sustainable,
educational, and aesthetically appealing garden in the Gulfport community.
The garden is located on Preston Avenue between 51st and 52nd Street South.
Plots are available for $50 for a season, with two seasons a year (March-August
and September-February). Organizers hope that eventually the garden will
offer educational courses for both youth and adults on topics ranging from
organic gardening to xeriscaping. The focus will be on sustainable and organic
The grassroots community group is currently seeking gardeners with interest
in having their own plot as well as volunteers to help with the garden. Plots are
currently available for planting (sunny plots, approximately 60 square feet,
water provided). More information is available by visiting www.so49.org, or to
sign up and reserve your own plot please visit BanyanScapes Nursery, 932 49
Street S. in Gulfport.


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Clark to Address
St. Petersburg GOP
Deborah Clark, Pinellas County
Supervisor of Elections will
address members and guests of the
St. Petersburg Republican Club on
Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. in
the Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34
Street N. in St. Petersburg. Mrs.
Clark will provide an insight into
the workings of her office as well as
plans for the upcoming 2010 election
cycle. After her presentation Mrs.
Clark will entertain questions from
the audience. Everyone is invited

to attend and participate in the
Question and Answer session.
For more information, call Gus
Pries at 864-0312.

Tour Barbara
Gilberg Habitat
By Natalie Leggette
Join me for a tour of the park on
Wednesday, April 14 at 10 a.m. and
learn about the Tern. See our nesting
area and be on the lookout for our
shorebird nesters. The birds you see
out there are now decoys. The music
is a CD to attract the Least Tern

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Please remember no dogs are
allowed in this park due to the birds
feeding on the ground. Barbara
Gilberg Habitat is located at 1600
Pasadena Avenue.

New Belly Dance Class
The Gulfport Recreation Center
is now offering Belly dance classes
on Tuesday evenings, 6:45-7:45
p.m. The instructor, Daniela, is
an internationally known Fusion
Belly dance artist mixing delicate,
feminine sensibilities with an
impressive display of core strength
and muscle isolation 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 atgulfportseniorfoundation.
org or visit them at 5501 27 Avenue
S. in Gulfport.

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Wayne Returns
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

Beach Picnic Pot Luck
The 1st Annual Crime Awareness
and Prevention Picnic is quickly
approaching. It will be on Saturday,
April 17 at 1 p.m. at the large
pavilion on the beach (Shore Blvd.
S.) The entire city is invited. This is a
great opportunity to bring neighbors
who haven't been involved in their
local crime watch group to get their
feet wet. It's also a great way to meet
your Council Members, as well as
those who help protect us (Police,
Fire and the CERT Team).
This is a pot luck picnic, so bring
your favorite dish to share and drinks
and plates/utensils for yourself.
For more information, you can
contact Steven Karbowski at

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clothing/Toys/Gear etc...

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Sat: 12 noon-5 p.m.
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Reed at jrvolunteer@aol.com or at
727-548-5566 (days) or 727-327-3509

Salute the Troops BBQ
Stetson University is planning a
barbecue for Saturday, April 17,
from 11 a.m. 3 p.m., at the Gulfport
Recreation Center field (corner of
58th St. S. and Shore Blvd. S). There
will be games, auctions, prizes, free
food, music and lots of excitement for
the whole family.

The event is designed to raise funds
used to create care packages to send
to members of the Armed Forces. On
the day of the event, please feel free
to bring donations, which in turn
will be sent to our troops! There will
also be councilors on site to assist
veterans that day.
This event is sponsored by Law and
Order at Stetson University College
of Law, American Bar Association/
Law Student Division Stetson
Chapter, City of Gulfport and Shook,
Hardy and Bacon, LLP. Contact: 727-

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By Bruce Fallender
Susan Corbett, an award-winning
artist from Sun City Center, will
be giving a unique and interesting
watercolor demonstration for the
Art Guild of Treasure Island on
Saturday, April 10 at 1 p.m. at
the Treasure Island City Hall, 120
108 Avenue. The public is cordially
invited to attend this free event
which also includes a reception
with refreshments to meet this
talented guest artist. A brief Art
Guild meeting at which awards
will be presented to the winners in
the current art show will precede
the demonstration.
Corbett loves to foster creativity
with the hope of developing the
artist within through learning to
see with an artist's eye and create
from personal experience. Her
demonstration will incorporate
the creative watercolor procedures
of "pouring" and various "resist"
techniques. The artist is known
for incorporating "hidden angels"
in her watercolors who represent
her many friends. She will have
various examples of her work on
display for the public to view.

Large Dog
Park Closes for
The City of Gulfport would like
to remind you that the City Dog
Park (large dog area) will be closed
for routine maintenance from
Monday, April 12 through Friday,
April 23. The park will reopen on
on Saturday, April 24.
Please contact Bob Williams at
(727) 893-1092 if you have any
questions regarding the closure of
the park.

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Stacy Bernard, T. I.: "I don't
necessarily think he should accept
responsibility but as the spokesperson
and the person to look to as the head of
the Catholic faith, he should address
it and work to prevent in the future.
He's been very quiet about it and
that's not a good thing. It makes him
look like he knew all along. I think
he should apologize to the survivors.
He needs to put in place some sort
of plan or training for new priests;
something with checks and balances
to implement new steps to ensure this
doesn't happen in the future. But I
don't feel the Pope is responsible for
what happened in the past. It's the
present that I feel he is responsible
for and he definitely needs to address
these current issues."

Sherlene Seimetz, St. Pete:
"I feel the Pope shouldn't accept
responsibility outright because it
was the local dioceses that should've
taken the action when the abuse was
first reported to them. They then
should have reported to the higher-
ups, including the Pope. I'm not sure
how aware he was of the abuses. A
lot of what has come to light took
place in the 50s, 60s, and 70s when
he wasn't even Pope. I think it's quite
appalling that someone did not take
the responsibility, because I'm sure
there were many people that were
aware that this was happening. At
the time people were so trusting of
the Catholic Church; the priests were
part of everyday life for people in
most cases. Obviously, it was never
talked about among the parents back
then. I'm not even sure that the kids
would have wanted to say anything.
It's just appalling that these practices
happened under the guise of religion,
and that the trust of the church was
broken for so many."

Abby Frank, Gulfport: "He should
accept responsibilityfor his individual
part in his individual decisions. After
all, it's very unlikely that he didn't
know about the ongoing abuse,
especially before he was Pope when
he was in Germany. Perhaps that's
why he and others aren't addressing
the issues in Germany specifically
when he was a bishop there. Ireland
and Italy have been somewhat
satisfied that he has addressed
the situation of the abuses there
in those countries. But Germany
and the German people who were
affected by this have not had any
acknowledgement or recompense by
the Pope. There will be money paid,
I'm sure, a settlement made and the
Catholic Church will have a well-
deserved financial hit."

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Tom Wilson, Gulfport: "I think
the Pope should accept some of the
responsibility. After all, he is the head
of the church. Could he have stopped
all the pedophile priests? No, but once
he heard about what was going on
and was told about it, he should've
done everything he could possibly do
to eradicate the problem. Ultimately,
he is responsible as he is the head of
the Catholic Church."

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

celebrate people who have battled
cancer, remember those we've lost,
and fight back against the disease,"
said Christine Hartman, Community
Representative of the American
Cancer Society. "Many of the
participants are cancer survivors,
which serves as a reminder that the
Gulf Beaches are not immune to this
disease and that by participating
in Relay, we are joining with the
American Cancer Society's efforts
to create a world with less cancer
and more birthdays," Ms Hartman
Funds raised at the Relay for
Life Gulf Beaches are enabling the
American Cancer Society to impact
the lives of those touched by cancer
within the community.
The event kicks off honoring the Gulf
Beaches cancer survivors and their
caregivers followed by a reception.
All survivors and their caregivers are
asked to register for the event as well
and relay team captains and their
team participants.
Relay for Life's Luminaria Ceremony
takes place after sundown, honoring
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remembering those lost to the disease.
Participants will circle a track that is
surrounded with glowing luminaria
that bear the name of someone who
has battled cancer.
To register your team or
register for the survivor activities
please visit www.relayforlife.org/
gulfbeachesfl. For more information
in forming your team, contact Nancy
Williamson, Team Development Chair
at 727-581-9644 or ACS Community
Representative, Christine Hartman
at christine.hartman@cancer.org or
Please consider joining the Gulf
Beaches community in the fight
against cancer.

Annual Meeting at
Woman's Club
The GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club at 40 Snell Isle Boulevard NE
will hold their Annual Meeting and
election of officers on Friday, April
16 at 1 p.m. Guests are welcome.
The public affairs department of
the club is sponsoring a program
on "Get Ready to celebrate-A year
long Centennial Celebration of
our Beautiful Waterfront Parks".
Refreshments will be served at the
end of the business meeting.
GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club has been serving the community
since 1913. For more information
on monthly meetings, diverse
activities, monthly excursions, book
discussions, weekly sewing and card
games or rental information of their
clubhouse, please call 822-4982.

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Free Prom Dresses
Non-profits Belle of the Ball Project
and Dream a Dress will distribute
free prom dresses and accessories
to needy teens on Saturday, April
17 and May 1 at the Seminole
Mall at 11201 Park Boulevard N.
in Seminole. The store is next to
Ross Department Store. Times of
distributions are from 10 a.m. until
2 p.m. Dresses and accessories can
also be donated at these times.
Now in their seventh year of giving
dresses and matching accessories
to low income, in need, high school
girls for that special night, Belle of
the Ball and Dream a Dress' motto
is that no girl should be denied
the opportunity to attend her high
school dance because of financial
difficulties. They have distributed
over 1,500 dresses since their
Volunteers are needed to further
this project! For more information,
please visit their web site at www.

Purina Incredible
Dog Challenge
Dogs, owners and pet enthusiasts
will journey to Spa Beach Park in
St. Petersburg to compete in and
watch the Purina Incredible Dog
Challenge on April 16-17, from
11-4 p.m. This one-of-a-kind canine
competition showcases the world's
most athletic dogs and their trainers.
Events include agility, flying disc,
Jack Russell hurdle races, head-to-

Now Open Mondays
Breakfast Sam-Noon

Happy Hour
Friday & Saturday 2-6pm
Join us for
Beer, Wine and Appetizers
Wonderful Home Cooked Dinners
Friday & Saturday Evenings
3119 Beach Blvd. Gulfport

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head 60-weave pole and the crowd
favorite dog diving. All events are
free and open to the public. For more
information visit www.purina.com.

US Power Squadron
Seminar Series
The United States Powcer
Squadrons Seminar Series, Advanced
Powerboat Handling, presented by
the St. Petersburg Sail & Power
Squadron, will be held on Saturday
April 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
at the St. Petersburg Sailing
Center, 250 Second Ave SE, Demens
Landing, St. Petersburg. Advance
Powerboat Handling will cover three
topics: Close Quarters Maneuvering;
How Boats Behave in Rough Waters

and Handling at Sea. During the
seminar you will study how your boat
will behave and why in response to
your actions. On the water you will
visualize the controls required and
how you can execute them easily. The
full color book, Powerboat Handling,
is included as a reference.
Instruction is free, materials and
lunch costs $50, $10 more for each
additional family member. Pre-
registration and pre-payment is
required. Your fees must be received
prior to April 21. Send Checks
payable to SPSPS to: SPSPS, 1643
Watermark Circle NE, St. Petersburg,
FL 33702. Contact www.boating-
stpete.org or call 727-525-0968 to
confirm your registration.

The City of Gulfport would like to send special
recognition and thanks to all who participated in the
5th Annual "Fun in the Sun Day" event:

The City of Gulfport
Stetson College of Law Public Service Fellows
Gulfport City Departments
C.E.R.T. Team
Facilities Maintenance
Fire Department
Gulfport/ St. Pete Beach Connector Trolley
Parks Division
Police Department
Public Works Department
Recreation Division
Pinellas County Sheriffs Department
City of St. Petersburg K-9 Unit
Sunstar Paramedics
Freeman Irrigation
American Legion Post 125
Gulf Coast Seafood
Habana Caf6
Harris Professional Vending
Small Adventure Book Store
Safety Tire
Papa John's
Pizza Hut
Gulfport Teen Council
Stetson College of Law Students & Staff
Police Services Specialist Francine Whitten
Dispatcher Thayres
Sgt Vandenberg
Officer Madsen
Gulfport Police Explorers

Music and Art at
Palm Lake Christian
Donna Wissinge, internationally
known flutist, and dynamic pianist,
Joy Myers, will present a multi-
media concert of American music and
art on Sunday, April 11 at Palm Lake
Christian Church, 5401 22 Avenue N.
in St. Petersburg. The 3 p.m. concert
will feature American music by
Copland, Gershwin, Bernstein and
Foster plus art work projections of
Winslow Homer, Norman Rockwell
and Hassan.

Sunday's free concert is part of
the Palm Lake Community Concert
Series and is open to the public. A
reception will follow the concert. Call

Orchid Society to
Hold Annual Auction
The Florida West Coast Orchid
Society will hold it's Annual Orchid
Auction on Saturday, April 17 at
the Southwest Recreation Complex,
13120 Vonn Road in Largo. Preview
orchids at 9 a.m. Auction starts

The Clinical Research Group of St. Petersburg is
undertaking a research study of an investigational
drug for Excessive Daytime Sleepiness associated
with narcolepsy.

* 18-55 years of age
* Be in generally good health
* Have experienced excessive /
sleepiness in connection with
narcolepsy diagnosis
Not currently be diagnosed
with a sleep disorder other
than narcolepsy
If you qualify to participate, you will receive the stud dru and all
study-related physical exams and laboratory tests at no cost. You
may also receive compensation for time and travel.

promptly at 10 a.m. Blooming and
non-blooming hybrids and species
will be auctioned. Lunch available.
Free parking; free admission. For
more information, please contact
Ruth Cannon at 813-299-9260.

Body Sculpt Class
This is an exercise class that
includes a combination of aerobics
and strength training designed to
raise your heart rate into a "cardio
zone". It is a high-energy class
accompanied with upbeat music.
The fee will be $5 per class and will
be held on Tuesdays, starting April
20 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the game
room at the Gulfport Recreation
Center. Please contact the instructor
Billie at 239-313-0876 or John at the
Recreation Center at 727-893-1079.

Come See How Pilates

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On Monday at 10 am
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6 Ewe's youngster
10 One-liner
14 Exotic
15 Pons solo
16 Bear, on high
17 Taking it easy
19" Rhythm"
20 Hewer
21 Don Juan's mother
22 Gross fractions
24 Start the steak
25"Puttin' on the

26 Fits
29 Throw overboard
33 Fearful
34 Regan's father
35 The hip
36 Ovid's others
37 Frivolous
38 Droughty
39 Lunch time
40 Poised
41 France"
42 Den
44 Yell
45 Pantry stock
46 Rather spare

47 Eye part
50 New Zealander
51 Miss Piggy's word
54 Kind of sch.
55 Tryst
58 See 59 Across
59 With 58 Across,
obsessive thought
60 Haunted
61 Emplaces
62 Pindar's forte
63 Thick-headed


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2 Ma Bell's boy
3 Marathon unit
4 TV's Arthur
5 Apprehensive
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7 East of Calif.
8 "O Sole
9 Brigandage
10 With puzzlement
11 Yen
12" ... the frost
the punkin ..."
13 Butter dabs
18 Literary snippets
23 Cooperstown's

24 Vernal occasions
25 Domain
26Arkin and Alda
27 Actor Alain
28 The vowels
29 Bread spread
30 City on the St.
31 Binary compound
32 Consumers'
34 Masters of
37 Shooting script
41 Like salt in water
43 Schnapps
44 Joe Palooka's
46 Continues
47 Ency. and
48 Peace Nobelist
49 Schoolbook
50 Leg joint
51 Sunrise,
52 Yeses, in Ypres
53 Words of ken
56 TV's Byrnes
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Gulfport Senior
Center Snack Bar
5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport
8 a.m. 3 p.m.
Always Available Menu:
Bagels and assorted Danish
Hot Dogs
Tuna, Egg and Chicken Salad
Assorted Soups
Ice Cream items
Beverages Available include:
Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate,
Sodas and Juices
Check for Daily Specials!

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

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

Volunteer Opportunities
Senior Center:
Contact Cynthia at 893-1231

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

1135 Pasadena Ave. So.
Suite 140
South Pasadena

Estate Planning
Medicaid Planning
Real Estate, Sales/Closing
Business Law
Elder Law
Personal Injury
Nursing Home Issues
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Before you decide, ask us to send you free written
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SPCA Pet of the Week
Hello there, I'm Mac, an adorable and playful four
year old black, white and brindle Staffordshire Bull/
Boston Terrier mix with a cool white spot at the tip
of my tail. And talk about unique, I have one pink
and grey ear and one black and grey ear! Another
shelter ran out of space so that's how I came to find
a temporary home at SPCA Tampa Bay. I have a
S very friendly and easy-going attitude but I'm not so
fond of cats. I'm a pretty smart gal...I can sit with
some encouragement and take treats very gently
from your hand. I love attention and would make a
great companion for someone who has time to walk and play with me. I have
lots of love to give that special forever home. Please stop by and visit me today
at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130 Avenue N. in Largo or call 727-586-3591.

Friends of Strays
Jessie is a lovely 5 year old brown patch kitty. She is very
sweet, loves to be petted and purrs up a storm. Jessie
came to Friends of Strays with her front paws declawed.
Jessie is gorgeous and has beautiful green eyes. To find
out more about Jessie please stop by Friends of Strays
Adoption Center at 2911 47 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg
or call 727-522-6566 or visit www.friendsofstrays.com.
All adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip, vaccines
and county license.


SThe Storage House

Your Neighborhood Self-Storage
1219 49th Street So., Gulfport, Florida 33707
Office Hours: Mon.- Fri. 8-5, Sat.8-2


Egg Hunt Winners

Over seven thousand eggs
were scooped up in record
time by children ages
birth to eight at the 5th
Annual "Fun in the Sun"
Day Event sponsored by
S the City of Gulfport and
Stetson College of Law
Public Service Fellows.
There were also nine prize
eggs that held the winners
of the Easter baskets.

Winners shown not in order: 0-2 age group: Lily Guling,
Chloe Polito & Jasmin Jaramill, 5-6 age group: Bethany
Bach, Zoe Hill &Alanna Kosharek; 7-8 age group: Zach Hill,
Jeff Odongo & James Homsey

Take the Gabber on Vacation...


Florida Lighthouse Day
on Egmont Key
Saturday April 24, 2010 has been
proclaimed Florida Lighthouse Day
by Gov. Charlie Crist. In recognition
of this, the Egmont Key Alliance
will have volunteers on the island
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The base of
the lighthouse, built in 1858, will be
open as will an area of photos and
memorabilia from the U.S. Coast
Guard. A commemorative cake and
lemonade will be served. Souvenir
items and bottled water will be
available for purchase.
There are several charter boat
companies that visit Egmont Key on
regularly scheduled trips. The Egmont
Key Ferry, located in Ft. DeSoto
Park, 727-867-6569 and Dolphin
Landings Charter Boat Center on St.
Pete Beach, 727-360-7411 are two
that go out to the island regularly.
Please contact them directly for trip
schedules and prices.
Whether you come out on your own
boat or come out on a scheduled trip,
plan to visit Egmont Key on Saturday
April 24 to help celebrate Florida
Lighthouse Day. You'll have a rare
opportunity to see the inside of the
Egmont Key Lighthouse.

Society to Meet
The last meeting of the season for
the Massachusetts Society will be
on April 14 at 1 p.m. at the Lions'
Club on Tifton Dr. in Gulfport. The
event is a pizza party. Cost is $3 for
members, $6 for guests.

Gabber April 8 -April 14, 2010

Terri Shimko of Gulfport is visiting the Jack Daniels Distillery in
Lynchburg TN. The Gabber made the trip too! Believe it or not, Lynchburg
is a dry county. This is the only place in the world where Jack Daniels is
made. Joe and Tracy Dochinez (also property owners in Gulfport) made the
trip with her. We all had a fantastic time... even drank some JD!
-Submitted by Terri Shimko
Send us your picture with you and your Gabber on vacation.
Include a brief description and your name.

We have a Winner!

Vince DelCorso, 74, from
Pittsburgh, PA and a winter visitor
of the Gulfport Senior Center,
bowled a total of three games from
his wheelchair. His scores were
300, 300, and 226, which means he
bowled 27 straight strikes before he
bowled a spare. Now that's a lot of
If you are interested in WII
Bowling or learning more about the
Gulfport Senior Center activities,
events or programs, log onto http://
gulfportseniorfoundation.org or
visit them at 5501 27 Avenue S. in

Town Shores Golf
The April golf outing will be on
Saturday, April 24. Get your group
together or they will partner you in
a foursome. This event is open to all
men and women owners, renters and
guests at Town Shores.
The outing will be held at the
Terra Ceia Bay Country Club in
Palmetto, a short drive over the
Sunshine SIky1%\. Bridge. The price
of $38 includes 18 holes of golf, cart,
lunch, beverages and prizes. If you
played on Saturday, February 27
you experienced miserable weather.

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So you will pay $21, not $38 if you
were unable to play golf on March 27,
your credit is still available in April.
Registration will be from 7:45-8 a.m.
and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
Make checks out to the Terra Ceia
Bay Country Club and all checks or
reservations must be in by Monday,
April 19. They need to let the
course know how many are coming.
Please get checks ASAP to Gene
Marckini at 345-4483, Lew Lamb
at 343-3046, Chester Halgas at
384-2093 or Jim Walters at

ItStoroscoDe Guide

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll
be meeting influential people over
the next week. Mentally prepare for
this. Imagine what you'll say and the
reaction it might produce. Imagine
what the other person will say back.
This kind of preparation shows that
you care. And when your golden
chances come, you'll be ready.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your
actions net a positive response from
the outside world. And though the
compliments feel good, they are not
what keeps you going. You love the
work and what you can produce.
Wonderful words from the mouths
of strangers can't sustain you. They
are merely the seasoning on the main
course of your creation.
GEMINI (INl.y 21-June 21). There
are teachers who will be willing to
help you, but you must seek them
out. A mentor's advice can save you
time, energy, money and heartache.
You don't even need to follow said
advice for this to be possible. You
merely need to be aware that there
are options other than the ones you
have thought of.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You
would prefer that everyone around
you be comfortable and happy at
all times. And yet, life comes with
some degree of pain. It's something
to accept now, because you can't
change that fact. However, the sweet
support you provide will certainly
ease the way for those who are facing
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You still
don't have what you want exactly,
but that's not the point. Do you have
what it takes to persist? That's all
that matters. And you know the
answer is yes. It would be easy to
relax your discipline and demands on
yourself, but if you let up now, you'll
regret it later. Keep on keeping on.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll
grow emotionally tougher so that you

can put yourself on the line without
fear of rejection. No one can make
you feel rejected unless you have
a belief that they are in some way
better than you. Bottom line: All
human beings are equal. Base your
self-worth in your own heart, not in
the reactions of others.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Know
where you stand in a relationship
so you can work together toward a
magnificent end result. Get a correct
gauge of how things are. This is done
best by interacting, observing and
listening, not by asking directly.
A person put on the spot is likely
to speak phrases to appease you.
Actions tell the whole story.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Make
sure you are good and warmed up for
the events on this week's schedule.
Success depends on being prepared
and ready. If you are meeting with a
colleague or client, before you get to
the main issues, take the time to get
in sync with the other person, and be
sure the other person is in tune with
21). The life-sucking monster
of seriousness is stalking your
neighborhood. He's a disease carrier,
sick with boredom, riddled with self-
importance. The good news is, you
can keep him at bay -- it's easy to do
so. Just be silly and have fun. There
might even be money in it, paid to
you on Friday.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
You need a good friend -- not because
you're going through emotional
turmoil or because you could use
someone to lean on. You need a good
friend because you're happy and
should be sharing it with someone.
Keep your eyes peeled for easy-going,
fun people who look like they are
having a good time.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
There are habits you've tried to

adopt in the past, but the process
felt so forced. There's another way to
change. Accept where you are. You'll
blossom into a new incarnation
simply because you're enjoying life
so much. Changes happen naturally,
blossoming out of your abiding love
and respect for yourself.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).
Things might be coming too slowly,
but this is for the best. Believe in
the timing of the universe. Anyway,
you wouldn't want the opportunity
before you were ready for it. That
would only paint you in a bad light.
While waiting for your ship to come
in, practice and perfect your skills.
Thursday brings exciting news.
This Week's Birthdays: You learn
about the power of love. Because you
are so honest, you will open up and
trust to a greater degree. The energy
you put into relationships comes
back to you tenfold. You'll perform
great feats in May. Your devotion
brings someone up. A team will help
you achieve a personal goal in July.
It's the extra action steps you take
in August that will net you new fans
and customers. The results will be
lucrative. Take a trip to see family in
the fall, and you'll further unrelated

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

Gabber April 8 -April 14, 2010


Mainsail Arts Festival
Seeks Volunteers
Annual Mainsail Arts Festival
seeks volunteers to assist during
the two-day show to be held in
Vinoy Park, on St. Petersburg's
downtown waterfront, April 17 and
18. Volunteers are needed to fill two
1/2-hour shifts between 9 a.m. and
7 p.m. on Saturday and between 10
a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The Mainsail Arts Festival features
250 artists from across the nation
exhibiting their finest original art
work, top name entertainment both
days, the Young at ARt student
show, Kids Create art tent, and a
"culinary arts" food court, attracting
more than 90,000 visitors.
Volunteer assignments include
selling beverages, souvenir t-shirts
and posters on April 17 and 18. If
you wish to help, please contact Ann
Vickstrom, volunteer coordinator,
via e-mail at volunteers@
mainsailartsfestival.org or leave
a message at 727-892-5885. The
volunteer application participation
form is also available online at www.
mainsailartsfestival.org. Volunteers
will be sent a confirmation of
their assigned date and time. In
celebration of their 35th year, they
are providing each volunteer with
a Mainsail Arts Festival T-Shirt.
Please provide your size (S, M, L, XL,
XXL) when signing up to volunteer.

Exciting Upcoming Trips!
SAN ANTONIO-4117110-9 DAYS-14 Meals,
4 nights in San AntonioArea, Guided tour of LBJ
Ranch, Alamo, San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Visit
during FIESTAL...$890*$1130
Essenhouse with authenticAmish Meal, 2 Nights in
Holland area, Wooden Shoes & more!..$739 4$999
DAYS $60 in Incentives, Semnole Casino 2
Days, Shopping & more!..$99*/$129
meals, Meet the Living Ben Franklin, Guided tours,
History, Monuments & more!...$599/$778
meals, 4 nights in Niagara Falls, guided tours of
both cities, journey tohe falls on the 'Maid of the
Misf See Queen Vicoria Park...$899"/$1169
Meals, 4 nights NYC area, NYC Harbor cruise, Mu-
seums, guided tours, Satue of Lberty, Times
Square & much more!!...$1029l1359
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Foreclosure Fraud
Prevention Seminar
With more than 23,000 foreclosure
cases in the Pinellas-Pasco court
system, foreclosure fraud has become
a real problem in Pinellas County.
Unscrupulous individuals prey
upon those who are in the process of
losing their homes, promising relief,
but providing few tangible results.
Pinellas County's Department of
Justice and Consumer Services
recently received a $100,000 federal
grant to fight foreclosure fraud. The
grant was provided through the
American Recovery & Reinvestment
A seminar alerting consumers to
the perils of foreclosure fraud and
offering direct assistance referrals
for those who have either fallen
behind in their mortgage payments

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or anticipate missing payments in
the future is being held on Saturday,
April 24 at the Gulfport Casino, 5500
Shore Boulevard S. in Gulfport from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For information on this and future
seminars, call 727-464-6200. For
information on assistance provided
as a result of this grant, visit www.

Centennial Events
Souvenir Centennial events
calendars are still available at
Gulfport City Hall and the Gulfport
Historical Museum. There are many
events going on all year long; don't
miss them! All proceeds benefit
the Gulfport Historical Society
scholarship fund.


9/4110-15 DAYS-(Passport required) 21 meals,
See: House on the Rock, Lincoln Historical sites,
Wisconsin Dels, Frank Lloyd Wright Studio, Soo
Locks, Bronner's Christmas House and more. Lim-
ited space available, going fast ...$1735*2299
Loads of Fun Day-Trips!!
JUN 4&30 Indudes $5 voucher& $15 free play...$25
'RING OF FIRE" 41510-FantasticSow
based on the ife & Music of County Legend Johnny
Cash--Gre Food & Entertainment...$74
SOLOMON'S CASTLE-4/20/10-See the
unique castle sculpturess made of found objects. In-
dudes lunch on the Boat in the Ma...$54
"LOVE, SEX & THE IRS"4/2910- off Boad-
way Paln Dinner Theater, includes a great lunch!...$69
"The ANDREWS Bros"5/1510-GOLDEN AP-
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delicious buffet meal...$74
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Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068

www.mygulfport.us and follow
the links: City Departments,
Leisure services, Rec. Center.
Open Gameroom Tues. &
Thurs., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Adult Basketball Mon., Wed.
& Fri, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thurs.,
6-9 p.m.
School Year Child Care Pro-
gram Grades K-5, (up to age 14
on in-service days).
Teen Night Teens, age's mid-
dle 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
* Cake Decorating Mon., 6-9
p.m. Call Eshia at 289-7448.

CLASSES Call instructor
for more information

* AAYA Cheerleading- Tues.
6-7:45 p.m. Call AAYA at 813-
* AAYA Dance- 6-8:45 p.m. Call
AAYA at 813-885-2292
* Dog Obedience Call Lisa at
* Fencing Wed., 4:30 & 5:30 p.m.
Call Jim Campoli at 813-855-
* Floral Design Wed., 6:15-7:45
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 Ka-
luwa at 729-9410.
* Noisemakers Mon., 6 p.m. Call
Gabe at 345-7472. Call for inter-
* Sumyie -Wed., 6 p.m. Call Mike
at 320-5035.

* Gulfport Library

* Stretch and Tone, Tues. &
Thurs., 9-10 a.m. Call Jean 302-
* Tai Chi Tues. & Thurs., 9 a.m.
CallAletta at 344-5181 or Marge at
* Tennis Tues., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m.
and 6 p.m. Call Jack at 430-0690.
* Watercolor with Patsi -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.
ALL skaters must purchase a
sticker. Annual cost is $5 res.
/$10 non-res. Skaters 17 years of
age and younger must be accom-
panied by a parent, have proof of
residency and fill out a consent
form. Availability to register:
Monday Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

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

Gulfport Creative Short Story
Writers: Every Wednesday, 10:00
AARP Tax Aid: Fridays 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
One-on-One Computer In-
struction: By appointment only-
-contact Alex Hooks at the Refer-
ence Desk, or call 893-1073.
Suncoast Computer Users
Group (SCUG): Thursday, April
8, 6:00 pm.

AT THE LIBRARY! Readers of all
ages are invited to pick up a read-
ing 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 read-
Exhibition of Paintings by Jim
Joiner: Through April 29.
Coffee/Talk Movie: Wednes-
day, April 14, 1:30 pm. "Hunger"
("Sult"). This award-winning Scan-
diavian film paints a landscape
of obsession: the realm of a liter-
ally 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. Discus-
sion of Hunger (Sult), by Knut
Hamsun. Books / discussion
guides are available at the Refer-
ence Desk.
Scrapbookers Club for Teens
& Adults: Saturday, April 17,
1:00 pm. Make beautiful pages of
The G & O Book Club: Satur-
day, April 17, 1:30 pm. Philosoph-
ical discussion group based on the
works of mystic G. I. Gurdjieff and
philosopher P. D. Ouspensky.
Crafts Club for All Ages: Satur-
day, April 17, 2:00 pm. Earth Day
crafts, Presented by Pat Brinkley.

Gabber April 8 -April 14, 2010

Semices City Sponsored Activities

Series in the Community

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

GEMS Goes to Fresh Market: GEMS
Mini-bus will gladly transport Gulfport
seniors to our Fresh Market on the last
Tuesday of every month from 9am to noon.
Registration not required for this free
trip. Volunteer assistance also available.
Call GEMS at 893-2242 to make your
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.
Renew for You: Are you finding
it overwhelming to find and gather
documentation to renew your driver's
license? Assistance is available. Call the
Senior Center for more info.
The Steve Wayne Show: Tickets ($8)
for the "Steve Wayne" Show on Fri.
Apr. 16 at 7pm in the Hickman Theater
are going fast. Tickets available at the
Senior Center, the Gulfport Chamber of
Commerce (2808 58th St. S.); The Perfect
Ten (2900-2914 Beach Blvd. S.); Java
Nirvana Caf6 (2897-1/2 Beach Blvd. S.);
Stella's Deli & Gelato (3119 Beach Blvd.
); Small Adventures Book Shop (3107
Beach Blvd. S.); Yummy's ('.. .... Style
Restaurant (2914 Beach Blvd. S.) and
Gulfport Technology Center (3037 Beach
Blvd. S.). Tickets available at the door
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.
Movie of the Month: Bring a friend
to view "UP" a Golden Globe-winning
film on Mon. Apr. 26 at 12:45pm at the
Hickman Theater. A 78 year old man
and an 8 year old boy fly away on an
unbelievable adventure! Free.
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.
Community Law Program: Volunteer
attorneys will assist clients over 60 years
of age with wills, living wills, powers of
Gabber April 8 April 14, 2010

attorney, andhealth care surrogates at the
Senior Center on Fri. Apr. 16 at 9:30am.
Must be income eligible. No appointment
is needed. Call for more info.
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.
Phones for Hearing Impaired: If you
are hearing impaired, you may want to
consider getting a specialized phone to
make your phone conversations more
enjoyable. The phones will be distributed
at the Senior Center on Tues. Apr. 20,
9:30-11:30am with no out of pocket cost.
Call (727)399-9983 for more info.
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.
Transportation for Gulfport Seniors:
Gulfport seniors 55 & over who would like
door-to-door transportation service for
medical appointments, grocery shopping,
beauty/barber shops, etc. please call
GEMS at (727) 893-2242. Annual
membership: $50 and $1.00 for each one
way trip. All rides to the Senior Center
are free. A free ride is also offered on the
last Tues. of each month to Gulfport's
Fresh Market. Call for more info.
AARP Driving Classes: are held on the
first two Tuesdays of every month from
1-4pm. Call 343-9044 to register and fee
Ongoing Support Groups:
Diabetic Support (I' *, q Mon. at 10am)
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Bingo:Fridays at 1pm.
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.

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Local Obituaries-
South Pasadena, passed away March
23, 2010. Survived by sister Dorothy;
sons, Doug & Paul; daughter Lois;
4 grandchildren; 2 great-grand-
children. Funeral services at 9:15
a. m. April 2ndatBay Pines Cemetery.
Contact person, Paul Bernard,

Gulfport, passed away unexpectedly
April 2, 2010 at Palms of Pasadena
Hospital. Ida was born in Hamburg,
Germany. As a young woman, she
worked as a dental assistant and
later with her husband in the family
delicatessen. She and her husband
Herbert immigrated to the United
States in May of 1953. They moved
from Davenport, Iowa to Treasure
Island in 1982. Ida always enjoyed
living close to the water. She loved to
go swimming, boating, entertaining
friends, playing cards, and traveling
in addition to volunteering for local
charities. Her smile and sense of
humor will be missed by her many
friends. Ida is survived by her
loving daughter Margret Scott. A
memorial service will be held April
14th (Wednesday) at 3:30pm at the
David C. Gross Funeral Home. In
lieu of flowers, contributions may be
made to the Gulfport Senior Center.
Guestbook at www.davidcgross.com.
David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366
Central Ave., 727-381-4911.

CORY, DUANE W., 71, of Gulfport,
died Saturday, March 27, 2010, at
Boca Ciega Center. Born in Denver,
CO, he served in the United States

Navy. He was a member of IBEW
Local 68 Denver, CO and the Elks
Club. He was preceded in death
by his son Duane W. Cory, Jr. He
is survived by his wife Mary Cory,
daughters Tina Anderson and
Kathy Cory, grandchildren Kyle
and Todd Anderson, Nikki and
Tyler Klene, and Matt Cory and his
siblings. Donations may be made
to Suncoast Hospice in his name.
A memorial service will be held
May 21 at 10:45 a.m. at Bay Pines
National Cemetery. ALifeTribute
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(BOB), (1/11/20 3/21/10) of
South Pasadena, spent a lifetime
working to entertain others as a
stage technician for over 50 years
overseeing lights, sound, and stage
setups at the Metropolitan Opera
House and Lincoln Center Avery
Fisher Hall. Bob made sure that an
audience had a fulfilling experience.
He traveled the world with friends
and musicians, including Maestro
Zubin Menta, Leonard Bernstein
and Audre Rieu. Bob was a very hard
worker with a great sense of humor
and lived life to its fullest. Taking
his extended family on many cruises
was one of Bob's greatest joys. He
will be missed by family, friends,
former co-workers, WEDU and
Boley friends. He leaves behind wife
Patricia M. Hart of South Pasadena;
four daughters, Bernice Huber of
Palm Coast, FL., Barbara Romalin,
Bonnie Ross and Beverly Huber of
New Jersey; six grandchildren; five

great-grand-children and two more
on the way. He didn't suffer, lived
a beautiful life and enjoy his 90th
birthday with his four daughters and
his wife. He was a member of South
Pasadena Community Church. Bob
will be interred near his former home
in New Jersey with a celebration
of life. Bob was truly a family man
who was loved by all who met him.
He laughed, joked and loved life. He
will be with us forever and a day. His
song was "As Time Goes Bye." We
will always love you Bob.

HILL, KAROL F., 47, of Gulfport,
passed away March 29th at Hospice
House Woodside. She was preceded
in death by her parents Gene and
Ruth Hill and her sister Karen Hill.
She is survived by her sister Kathy
Curtin; brothers, Mac (Chris) Hill
and Ken Hill; several nieces and
nephews and her cats, Thelma and
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G., 71, of St. Petersburg
died Sunday, April 4,
2010 at his residence.
Born in Malmo, Sweden
he moved to Florida
in 1997 from New York City. He
retired from First Advantage as Vice
President of Information Technology.
He was admired and respected by his
friends and colleagues. Locally he
was a member of Christ Lutheran
Church and enjoyed many hobbies.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years
Thea Holmgren and mother; Birgit
Holmgren of Sweden. Friends will
be received from 1-3 p.m. Sunday,
April 11, 2010 at the Gee & Sorensen
Funeral Home 3180 30 Avenue N.,
St. Petersburg. Funeral Services will
be held at Christ Lutheran Church,
3451 30 Avenue N., St. Petersburg,
FL 33713 on Monday, April 12, at
11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour
prior to service, with Pastor Fred
Smith officiating. Friends may
make a donation to Christ Lutheran
Church in Bengt's name.

Gulfport, died on March 30, 2010.
She is survived by her loving family.
Memorial service at noon on April 9,
Gulf Shores Club House in Gulfport.

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Suncoast Hospice will host end of life
expert and noted author Dr. David
Casarett on Thursday, April 15 for a
discussion and book signing featuring
his new book "Last Acts: Discovering
Possibility and Opportunity at the
End of Life" at 2 p.m. at Suncoast
Hospice's Community Service
Center, Gathering Place, Building
100, 5771 Roosevelt Boulevard in
Clearwater. Following the discussion
will be a book signing and a National
Healthcare Decisions Day Resource
Fair. The first 100 guests will receive
a free copy of the book.
Casarett is a physician and tenured
associate professor at the University
of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
and consultant national medical
director for the National Hospice
and Palliative Care Organization
(NHPCO). In his book Last Acts,
he shares compelling stories of the
patients he's cared for in more than
10 years as a hospice and palliative
care physician.
For more information call 536-7364
or go to www.thehospice.org.

3K Event to Benefit
Gulfport Senior Center
A 3K "Strut Your Stuff' event will
be held on Saturday, April 24 to
benefit the Gulfport Senior Center's
fitness center and fitness programs.
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scenic streets. The event begins at
9 a.m. at the Gulfport Senior
Center, 5501 27 Avenue S. and will
end at noon. All ages are invited to
participate. An entry fee of $10 per
participant will be collected.
The event will also feature vendors,
opportunity drawings, fitness
information and more. Vendor
spaces are available at $25 per space.
Donations of bottled water, snacks
and gifts for participants are also
sought from local businesses.
The Gulfport Senior Center's
fitness center opened nearly one
year ago. Offering cutting-edge self-
moving exercise chairs, treadmills,
stationary bikes and more, the
Center is open to all Senior Center
Foundation members 50 years and
older. The Center is raising funds to
facilitate their 5-year plan to expand
the fitness center.
For more information about "Strut
Your Stuff' and to register, contact
volunteer Lynda Shehan at 727-
323-3892 or email nolringmaster@
aol.com, or contact Gulfport Senior
Center Activities Director Cynthia
Dean at 727-893-2237.

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website to stay in touch with what is
going on in your city. You also can
receive weekly event emails to help
plan your weekend in Gulfport.
If you haven't had the chance to
visit Gulfport website, the City
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mygulfport.us. You will find many
images on the site and if you take
your mouse to each one of the light
blue navigation bars, other menus
will pop up for you to explore. Scroll
down the page and see the list of City
events from all departments. If you
click on an event you are interested
in, you can add it to your calendar.
Also on the main page, you will find
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Mailing List" to get up to date emails
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JI ve never been a fan of "hired-
forever" teacher tenure, but I
do have some concerns about
abolishing it altogether as the state
legislature is proposing. That's the
central thrust of SB 6, but it would
also provide for evaluating teachers
based upon performance. That is,
upon results in the classroom.
Right now teachers receive raises
based upon degrees (bachelors,
masters, special or doctorate) and
longevity. So, this would mean
that teachers would be negotiating
individual one-year contracts.
Academic performance of students
would also be used in evaluating
Purpose of these changes is to be
able to ferret out bad or ineffective
teachers and to provide incentives
to get better student performance.
Schools, in general, it is contended,
are failing in their essential task, and
teachers are protected from firing by
tenure. These changes would put
teachers on the same playing field as
the private sector.
My problems are that not enough
of the attention is focused on the
administrative side. While few
teachers across the state, and none
in Pinellas have been fired for
performance, it is also exceedingly
difficult (or, at least, very expensive)

to change administrators. And,
my experience with schools (five
children went to a public school, two
to private high schools, my wife was
a teacher and I covered school boards
for newspapers for 11 years) is that
learning is every much a function
of the quality and dedication of the
administration as it is the teachers.
In fact, the quality, or lack thereof,
is reflected in the teachers by the
Tenure does clog up the system
for good administrators, but my
experience is that teachers do need
some protectionfrom theverypolitical
process they work in. School boards
are political and hiring and retaining
often are political decisions. The
Republican state legislators (I don't
know what the Democrats want), are
proposing one-year contracts. Why
not multiple year contracts?
Then there's the problem of
evaluation. It's always a problem,
by the way, no matter what system.
It may be like one Supreme Court
justice spoke of pornography "I know
it when I see it." However, certainly
there's a better model of evaluation
than just student performance
which often rests with the students
and their parents. But, frankly, I'd
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related to results. In the meantime,
here's the quick run-down about
teachers' pay in Pinellas County.
Starting salaries are generally at
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years service is: Bachelor, $44,711;
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and Doctors, $53,884. The overall
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Everyday Heroes Local People that Make a Difference

This is the first installment of an occasional feature on
everyday heroes. Not the red cape and stun-gun kind,
but the true citizen that gives their time to the service
of others; without regard for reward or fame, but just
because they could. The reward is in the gratitude of
the person to whom the help was extended. Growing up,
my family was always involved in the community and
I learned at an early age that the way to truly feel good,
and alive, and loved, was to make someone else feel that
way first. The rest will follow... So it is with this spirit
that I would like to feature people in our community,
who, through time, compassion, money or council, have
made an impact on our community for the better.

By Leigh Clifton

It's a rare thing to find
selfless people who,
even though they have
little time, money and
energy, nonetheless
feel compelled to help out
others less fortunate. What
drives certain people to do
this? In the case of Tim and
Babbette Coppola, it was the
basic need to feel and give
love. They do this because
they themselves were denied
the fundamental respect and
love a child should feel to
grow into a whole human be-
ing. Both Tim and Babbette
grew up in abusive homes.
But with Tim and Babbette,
they chose to break the cycle
of violence and abuse they
had been subjected to as chil-
"I think that because I had
such a rough
l hood, I
knew I

another child to feel what
I felt," Tim says with tears
in his eyes. Even the years
passed have not dulled that
hurt he still carries.
"I knew that I wanted to
help others, if I could and
Babbette and I have kind of
made that our life's mission.
We have a strong faith in God
and we have a philosophy; al-
ways try to do one nice thing
for someone, either you know
or you don't. It would make
such a better world."
As one of their ways to help
in the community the Cop-
polas have taken in many
kids over the years; neigh-
borhood strays that were of-
ten minority, homeless and
at-risk teens who dropped
out of school. In a small 700
square foot house that can
barely fit them
and their two
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Ihey have
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and fed a
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kids, homeless, down on
their luck and abused people
who had no place else to go...
or just needed a place to re-
group. A good percentage of
those kids they helped either
graduated from high school
or got their GED, something
Tim and Babbette are very
proud of. They were hon-
ored for their efforts with an
award by the NAACP. But
they are quick to point out,
that's not why they do it.
"We didn't expect any kind
of reward," Babbette says.
"I mean it's nice and we're
grateful, but we try and help
these kids out because they
so desperately need it and so
many times there's just no
one else."
The Coppolas involvement
in the Gulfport community
extends several different an-
gles; Tim has always been in-
volved in Little League; both
of his kids play and he played
T-ball when he was little. He
is now Coordinator for Spon-
sorship. John Harker, the
new Little League President,
and the rest of the board,
had spearheaded the idea
of "No Child Left Behind"
and Tim ran with the idea of
making sure that any child
that wanted to play in Little
league would be able to.
Tim is also the Vice Presi-
dent for the Gulfport Cham-
ber of Commerce and he
tapped his fellow ('li.1.i l,-,i
members for donations for
the kids. He is quick to give
big kudos to the many vol-
unteers who were three of
the many who helped get the
word out about the need for
donations and sponsorships
for the teams.
Tim started in January to
get sponsors; by the end of
January he had 18 sponsors,
but only nine kids registered.
He put an article in the Gab-
ber and the response was
great. He is quick to thank
Gail Byron and the City, who
ran a commercial to try and
get the word out.

They now have 110 kids
signed up for this season.
"We knew, with times as
tough as they are, families
wouldn't be able to afford the
$50 sign-up fee. So with all
the help from our Gulfport
community, we raised over
$9000, which we used to buy
equipment and pay the reg-
istration fee for the kids, so
that the families wouldn't
have to."
Tim gets a catch in his
voice; the reason he couldn't
continue playing as a child
was that his family didn't
have the registration fee or
the required uniform...
"I watched from outside the
fence a lot," he says ruefully.
Tim's a good listener; he had
made a point to go to each do-
nor's house personally to lis-
ten to the stories many told
him of their memories and
glory days in Little League.
There was the mail carrier,
Mark Wendel, from St. Pete
Beach, who read the letter in
the Gabber and challenged
all the other mailmen in St.
Pete Beach Post Office to
donate and he would match
it. He gave $450.00. He had
played here as a kid... full
Times are tough for the
Coppolas; their tree service
business has slowed dra-
matically. Babbette, who is
a Professional Guardian, VA
Fiduciary and volunteers
with the Senior Center, has
been working on cases pro-
bono and like everyone else,
there are mortgage issues.
But even with all that, Tim
and his sons made the annu-
al trek to downtown St. Pete
at Christmas, to give food,
clothing and blankets to the
homeless that live under a
bridge. He says it teaches
his kids the value of giving
to something greater than
Mayor Mike Yakes has
known the Coppolas a long
time; he calls Tim the
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next mayor of Gulfport (when he re-
tires, of course).
"I've never seen someone have so
much energy to give to a project,
take a deep breath and accomplish
what they started. I always said that
Tim is a winner, and winners never
Chamber president Lori Russo also
had high praise for the Coppolas.
"The Coppola's fairly exude com-
munity spirit; patriotism, honor, fair-
ness, compassion, family and faith.
Those ideals are the ones they live by
day to day. They don't judge people,
they seek to help and encourage. I
don't know how they keep the faith
sometimes, especially when times
are tough for everyone, but they see
a spark of promise and they pursue
it. It doesn't matter if it is one per-
son or a community they are affect-
ing, they give it the same effort. As
a team there is nothing they can't do.
It might get done on what we affec-
tionately call "Coppola Time" but it
will get done and done well. I can't
think of two people more deserving
to spotlight their dedication to com-
munity through humble service that
makes a real difference in the lives
of others."
The Coppolas are just one example
of the many people in Gulfport who
extend their hands and hearts to
others in need. They are part of the
greater sum that makes Gulfport
such an amazing place to live. And
we are all richer for that...
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office and who were the other fishermen? 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 27 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.

The Gulfport streetcar line closed down
in May 1949, the southernmost in the
United States and the last in Florida to
remain in operation. "Old No. 100" left
St. Petersburg at midnight and arrived
at the Casino 45 minutes later, where a
crowd of people and a barbershop quartet
sang its farewell. Automobile traffic had
increased greatly following the war, and
the trolleys were considered a hindrance
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Sons of the American Legion will
present the 2nd Annual S.A.L.
Blues Jam on Sunday, April 18 from
2-8 p.m. at Post 305, 6999 Gulf
Boulevard in St. Pete Beach. Event
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Proceeds will go to the sponsored
charity programs supported by the
S.A.L. organization. For more details,
call or email Paulie at 363-6060 or to

Town Shores
Red Hatters
They will hold the monthly Bunko
game on Friday, April 16 in the
clubhouse lounge at 12:45 p.m. Bring
your $2 donation and be ready for
some great camaraderie with friends
and a snack. They will have lunch at
Maddy's on Shore Blvd. on Friday,
April 23 at 12:30 p.m. They need
reservations in advance for both
events. RSVP to Judy at 344-7558 or
Petie at 343-6450.

Pat Dunham Says....

Thank You For Your Help!
The following businesses and people contributed to the success of the

Gulfport Elementary School Yard Sale
"It takes a lot of generous and great people to make a fund raiser successful.
I would like to thank all of these businesses and individuals.
-Pat Dunham

The City of Gulfport
Small Adventures Book Store
Mid Peninsula Seafood
Pasadena Jewelers
Save On Seafood
The Long House
Gulfport Garage
Home Depot
The Storage House
Safety Tire & Auto
Coppola's Tree Service

LaCote Basque Winehouse
Black Pearl Salon & Day Spa
Edible Arrangements
Gulfport Hardware
O'Maddy's Bar & Grille
Pia's Restaurant
Stella's Deli & Gelato
The Massage Spa
Newsletter Nellie
Southwest Pinellas Storage
Holy Name Church

A&E Automobile
Dolphin Landings Charter Center
Fazio's Pizza & Subs
Habana Cafe
McNally's Neighborhood Grill
Partners Sports Bar & Grill
Reed Car Care Service
Thai-Riffic Orchids
Olympus Printing
Sweet Bay
Quality Storage
Dunkin Donuts
Rent-All City

Sea Scouts- The boys and leaders; Sam Henderson, Pat & Jim Milward, Christine Termen, Jerry O'Regan,
Joe Bryant. And all the Dunham Boys, my 4 sons and 2 grandchildren.
The many volunteers, teachers, school employees and parents.

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Town Shores Bocce Blast

Pictured (L-R): Front Row: Referee Ruth Ficalora, Felice Sciullo, Helmut Beck and
Referee Bob Clinkard; Back Row: Jim Green, Al Browne, Ray Lunney and Bill Adams
The 2010 Bocce Blast was a huge success. 168 residents were assigned
to a team. On March 30, they were down to two teams. One team each of
women and men were ready to face off to determine who would be this year's
champs. 165 people enjoyed a lunch prepared by Stella's Deli and came to
cheer the teams to victory. The weather was great and most everyone came
away enjoying the 2010 Blast and looking forward to next year's. Many thanks
to George White for reviving the Blast and doing a super job! Congratulations
go out to the men's team. A rookie was on the men's team and he came through
for them big time.

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Chabad to Host
Cocktails and Auction
ST. PETERSBURG: Chabad Jewish
Center of Greater St. Petersburg will
host a Gala Cocktail and Auction
Evening, celebrating seven years of
community service to the Greater
St. Petersburg Jewish Community.
The Chabad Jewish Center is a non-
profit organization that promotes
spiritual awareness and social
sensitivity. Whether it be through
adult education classes, hands
on educational programs, holiday
enrichment programs, summer
camp or the Jewish Women's events,
the Chabad Jewish Center is always
there for an adult or child in need.
"The Cocktail Evening and Auction
event promises to be an evening
to remember," says auction chair,
Ethel Buns Bergerman, "featuring

a dazzling array of prizes with both
live and silent auction items such
as a week's stay in a stunning home
in North Carolina, sunset cruise
for 30, beautiful jewelry, Judaica,
art, electronics, spa treatments
and more". Delicious hors d'oeuvres
and cocktails will be served, and
comedian Marc Weiner will entertain
and amuse the crowd. Marc Weiner,
a world famous comedian, has
entertained audiences since 1980,
and appeared on many TV shows,

including Saturday Night Live,
Comedy Central, HBO and Fox.
The event will take place on Sunday,
April 25 at the Bilmar Beach
Resort, Crystal Sands Ballroom,
10650 Gulf Boulevard in Treasure
Island. Couvert is $54. Individual
and corporate sponsorships are
For more information or to RSVP,
call 344-4900, email Ebergerman@
tampabay.rr.com or log on to www.

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* Review of medications and education of
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* Cognitive evaluation
* Home safety evaluation
* Memory Testing and Evaluation
* Fall and Gait Evaluation
* Testing and Management of Coumadin
* Blood Tests and Laboratory Services
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Friday 3/26
Drunk Driver- 5700 BIk Tangerine
Ave. S.
Theft- 5700 BIk 31st Ave. S.
Fight in Progress- 4900 BIk 18th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Saturday 3/27
Drunk Driver- 5800 BIk 21st Ave. S.
Soliciting- 5100 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Accident with Injuries- 2200 BIk
59th St. S.
Noise Complaint- 3100 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Theft- 5200 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Battery- 5500 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Domestic Verbal- 2200 BIk York St.
Accident with Injuries- 2200 BIk
53rd St. S.
Trouble with Individual- Beach

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Sunday 3/28
Domestic Verbal- 5400 BIk 20th
Ave. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 5400 BIk 14th
Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- Osgood Point.
Domestic Verbal- 4900 BIk 23rd
Ave. S.
Monday 3/29
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 5100 Blk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5400 BIk 7th Ave.
Battery- 1100 BIk 51st St. S.
Reckless Driver- 1800 BIk 54th St.



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Trouble with Individual- 5200 BIk
Jersey Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 5700 BIk 17th
Ave. S.
Tuesday 3/30
City/County Code Ordinance Viola-
tion- 900 BIk 52nd St. S.
Hit & Run- 2400 BIk 58th St. S.
Abandoned Vehicle- 5400 BIk Essex
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5000 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5900 BIk
Tangerine Ave. S.
Accident without Injuries- 1100 BIk
64th St. S.
Street Obstruction- 1300 BIk 54th
St. S.
Wednesday 3/31
Drunk Driver- 5300 BIk 27th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 700 BIk Gray St.
Domestic Verbal- 1400 BIk 58th St.
Trouble with Individual- 2600 BIk
49th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk
29th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5900 BIk
Tangerine Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- Tomlinson
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
16th Ave. S.
Thursday 4/1
Hit& Run- 1800 Blk 51st St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
16th Ave. S.
Abandoned Vehicle- 3100 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5300 BIk
20th Ave. S.
Robbery- 900 BIk 60th St. S.

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Crime Awareness Meeting
By Jeri Reed
The next Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention Meeting will not be held
at the Neighborhood Center. We are taking our April meeting to Gulfport
Beach large pavilion on April 17 at 1 p.m. Come join your fellow neighbors
in our first City-wide Crime Watch Picnic. We are inviting everyone who lives
in Gulfport, including City Council Members, the Gulfport Police and the Fire
Departments, and the CERT Team to attend.
The event will be a pot luck picnic, so bring your favorite dish to share and
drinks and plates/utensils for yourself.
The Zone 1 Crime Watch Group is inviting everyone to join us at the picnic to
meet your fellow neighbors and those who serve and protect us. Learn how you
can be more involved in helping to keep crime down in our neighborhoods and
look out for each other. Come and see how "YOU" can make a difference.
For more information, contact Jeri Reed at jrvolunteer@aol.com, or at 727-
548-5566 days or 727-327-3509 evenings.

Learn about
Toastmasters Club
Toastmasters is a positive learning
environment where leaders develop
professional skills needed in this
tough economy. You will learn to
evaluate your current skills, have
productive discussions at work,
practice speaking in front of a
people, control nervousness, take on
new roles, and develop yourself as a
City Power Toastmasters is a
non-profit organization devoted
to continuing leadership skills
in a relaxed, diverse and upbeat
atmosphere. Join them every
Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m., One
Fourth Street N., Municipal Services
Building, 6th Floor, Room 600,
downtown St. Petersburg. Guests
are always welcome. For more
information call 893-7918.

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

Sign Up for Pancreatic
Cancer 5K Run/Walk
The St. Pete Road Runners Club
is teaming up with the Tampa
Bay Affiliate of the Pancreatic
Cancer Action Network to host the
Second Annual "PurpleStride" 5K
Competitive Run and Family Walk.
This event is to raise awareness
and funds for pancreatic cancer
research will be held on Saturday,
May 22 at 8:30 a.m. at the War
Veteran's Memorial Park. Enter as
a team or individual. Great fajitas
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and ice cream post-race party made
possible by sponsors Cody's Original
Roadhouse and Unilever.
For more details visit www.
PurpleStride.org or to inquire about
sponsorships or volunteering please
contact Tracy Connolly at Tracy_
C. iiin11'. Yahoo.com.

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.


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Get Ready for
Spring Boating
Get the annual service performed
on your boat and engine, inspect
your battery, clean terminals and top
off electrolyte as needed. Check and
clean electronic connections. Make
sure that your anchor line or mooring
lines are not frayed and replace rusty
chain, shackles and thimbles. Add
stabilizer to your fuel and replace the
fuel- water separator filter. Inspect,
and clean all PFDs and storage areas.
Make sure all fire extinguishers are
charged and serviceable, and your
flares have not expired. Inspect all
running and anchor lights, clean
terminals and replace bulbs as
needed. Check the bilge pumps are
operating and that the auto switch is
functioning. Replace outdated charts
and tide tables.
Boating Skills and Seamanship
Programs are presented by the
U.S.C.G. Auxiliary, Flotilla 72 each
Tuesday night from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at
1300 Beach Dr. SE in St. Petersburg.
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Gulfport Beach March Water Quality Report

By Cathy Salustri
Each week the City of Gulfport tests the water quality
in the waters off Gulfport Beach. Gulfport has contracted
with the City of St. Petersburg for the tests.
Every month The Gabber publishes the results of those
tests. If, at any time, the tests show that the water
quality poses a health risk, the City of Gulfport will issue
a Health Advisory. Gulfport typically receives test results
within a week of taking the sample.
Currently, the City tests for two things: enterococcus
and fecal coliform. Scientists consider enterococcus a
common bacteria found in animal and human intestines,
and, resultingly, in human and animal excrement.
Federal standards used to require agencies to measure
water quality by the amount of fecal coliform along public
beach waters but recently have replaced fecal coliform
with enterococcus as the standard. Fecal coliform also Sample Date Enterococcus Fecal Coliform
comes from the waste of warm-blooded animals, including
humans. March 2 9 7
The City of Gulfport currently tests for both types of March 9 10 7
bacteria. Test results will help classify Gulfport Harbor
as "good", "moderate", or "poor". Enterococcus of less March 16 4 22
than 35 parts per 100 milliliter and fecal coliform of less
than 199 per 100 milliliter of saltwater indicate good March 23 2 7
water quality. For more information, contact the City of March 30 40 14
Gulfport at 893-1000.
You can reach Cathy Salustri at
CathySalustri @TheGabber. corn

Easter Eggs and Helicopters;

Stetson's Sun and Fun Day Draws Hundreds to the Rec Center
By Leigh Clifton f : t 4 fl.

Hundreds of young children, holding every
imaginable type of Easter basket stormed the
green behind the Rec Center last Saturday
morning in a mad dash to pick up what
seemed to be thousands of plastic candy filled
Easter eggs, strewn all over the lawn. Anxious
parents gave last minute instructions to their
fidgety kids, before turning them lose at the
starting line. After being sated with candy and
sweets, the kids had the opportunity to meet
members of the Gulfport Police department
and crawl and climb into their police cruisers
and boat. They also had access to City dump
trucks, a backhoe, a SunStar ambulance, a
Gulfport Fire Department hook and ladder
truck and even a Bayflite helicopter that
landed right behind the Rec Center. Members
of CERT helped serve free hot dogs, drinks
and snacks and members of Stetson gave out
plastic bags full of candy-filled eggs. Also
on hand was a rock climbing wall, bouncy
houses, a St. Pete Police K-9 demonstration
and the Noisemakers, from whom a pleasant
cacophony of sounds emerged; new young
rock stars poised on the brink of fame. The
Easter Bunny and a Yellow Chick took up
residence in front of the Center and posed for
pictures with the kids.
Sponsored by Stetson Law School, Sun and
Fun Day was a great opportunity for families
to enjoy a beautiful sunny Saturday morning
in Gulfport and for the kids to meet the people
who keep our city safe.

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Lollipop Cop; Sgt. Rob Burkhart hands out lollipops to the kids at Sun and Fun Day.
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Five month old Sienna Street giggles as she sits on
the Easter Bunny's lap.

Beach Goes Pops XX
Beach Goes Pops celebrates its
20th year on Pass-A-Grille Beach in
St. Pete Beach on April 23-24.
On Friday, April 23, starting at
4 p.m., there will be live music, food
and beverages till 10:30 p.m. Live
music starts at 4 p.m. with local, up
and coming band, "Next Exit" on the
Street Stage. They welcome back
"The Venturas" to the Pavilion stage
starting at 5 p.m. "Suzette Jennings
and the Moodswingz", a crowd
favorite, will play from 8-10:30 p.m.
Pass-A-Grille Beach is located at
9th Avenue and Gulf Way in St.
Pete Beach. Bring your blankets
and beach chairs. Food vendors and
beverages (soft drinks, beer & wine)
are available to the public. Shuttle
service will be available from 4 p.m.
till 11 p.m. at the County Beach
Park across from the Dolphin
Village Shopping Center at 4600
Gulf Boulevard.
"Art in the Park" returns again this
year on Saturday, April 24 with local
artists selling artwork and crafts.
New this year will be a variety of
children's activities and games in

Pass-A-Grille Park.
Live music starts at 5 p.m. with "The
Hip Abduction" on the Street Stage.
There are 30+ stage side tables sold
in advance for Saturday's catered
dinner by Wayl of a Time Catering.
The tables and seats sold are directly
in front of stage for the Saturday
evening performance which includes
a fabulous catered four-course
gourmet dinner with unlimited beer,
wine and champagne. Saxophonist
Jeff Zavac will entertain dinner
guests starting at 5:30 p.m. till 6:30
p.m. The Beach Goes Pops Orchestra
starts at 7:30 p.m. and plays till 10

Come out for an unforgettable
Beach Goes Pops weekend with your
family, friends and neighbors and
enjoy the food, music and sunsets of
Pass-A-Grille in a spectacular and
unique beach setting.
For information regarding table
sales for Saturday's catered dinner
by Wayl of a Time or sponsorship
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In the every day practice of law
at Akerson Law Offices, common
questions of law are asked by clients
of the firm. Afew of the most common
questions which are responded to
concerning wills and probate are as
Whoever makes a will in the State
of Florida must be at least eighteen
(18) years of age. Your will must be
in writing. You must be of sound
mind or be competent when you sign
your will. A will must be witnessed
in a special manner when you sign
it. This requires that certain legal
formalities be observed at the time
of execution of the will. Finally, in
order to be effective, a will must be
acceptable to the Probate Court.
It is not a good idea to cross out
words or add words to a will after the
will has been signed and executed. If
you write on the will after you have
signed and executed it, you run a
serious risk that some or all of the
will may be determined by a Probate
Court Judge to be invalid.
Everyone needs to have a will.
People with minor children need wills
so that they can name a guardian for

their minor children in the event of
death. A will enables you to decide
who gets your property. Without a
will, the laws of the State of Florida
decide who gets your real estate
and personal property. A will also
allows you to name who will manage
the distribution of your estate. This
party is known as the personal
representative under Florida law.
That depends. As long as your current
will meets the formal requirements
for a legal will in Florida, it is "good"
until you change or revoke it in
accordance with Florida law. You can
change your will as often as you wish
so long as you comply with the legal
requirements concerning capacity,
fraud, undue influence, duress and
meet the formal requirements for
a will in the State of Florida. Both
monetary and personal changes in
your life may require a change in your
will. For example, divorce, marriage,
birth of children, and deaths of
relatives may be a reminder to review
the adequacy of your current will.
In addition, tax law changes and a
change in the amount or makeup of
your estate may make it advisable to
change your will to better serve your
legal heirs.
Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson
Law Offices which is located at 1135
Pasadena Avenue South, Suite 140,
St. Petersburg, Florida. The tele-
phone number is 727-347-5131. Mr.
Myers welcomes calls regarding this
article and other related legal top-
ics. This column outlines general
legal principles and is not intended
to give you legal advice. If you have
a specific question about the law,
please consult an attorney.

Beta Sigma Phi
Sunshine City Council of Beta
Sigma Phi hosted the Annual Easter
Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3 at
9 a.m. at the England Brothers Park
in Pinellas Park. Approximately 250
children enjoyed gathering the 3,000
plastic eggs filled with candy placed
on the fields early Saturday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny were available
for a photo opportunity.
Members are looking forward to
the annual Founder's Day Banquet
which will be held on Thursday,
April 29 at 7 p.m. at the Wine Cellar
on Redington Beach. At this banquet
the new Sunshine City Council
officers will be installed, new chapter
presidents will be recognized, and
chapter women of the year will be
honored. The Sunshine City Council
Woman of the Year and Ideal Sister
will be announced.
Beta Sigma Phi is an international
sorority which provides women with
a social and cultural outlet. The 12
chapters of Sunshine City Council
meet at various times depending on
the chapter format. Chapters may
participate and support a variety of
service projects in the area. If you
would like to learn more about Beta
Sigma Phi, please contact Sharon
Melton at 595-9625.
Laureate Epsilon Theta's next
regular meeting will be held on
Wednesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at the
home of Sharon Ingram with Paula
Lyens presenting the program.
For more information, contact
Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

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The St. Petersburg Chapter of the
Michigan Association of Retired
School Personnel will meet at 11:30
a.m. on Tuesday, April 13 at the
Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34 Street
N. Please join them for this last
meeting of the year. They will vote
on next year's officers and one special
member will receive the chapter
service award. They will then car
pool to the Panama Canal Museum
for a film and tour. Call Wendy Risk
at 572-9854.

Support of Our Troops
The American Legion Long Key Post
305 welcomed fellow Legionnaire
and returning veteran Philip
Rechnitzer at their Post home, 6999
Gulf Boulevard in St. Pete Beach on
Tuesday, March 30. Rechnitzer, a
retiredUS Air Force Master Sergeant,
served as a mentor with the Afghan
National Army at Tombstone FOB
in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
After a few weeks at his home in
Tampa with his family, he will return
to Afghanistan.
The American Legion Auxiliary
President, Dee Bell, presented
Rechnitzer with a Blue Star Service
banner which indicates that the
family has a member in military
service. Legion Commander John Bell
then presented a framed Certificate
of Merit.
This ceremony was in conjunction
with the Post's "Support Our Troops"
project which backs the St. Pete
Beach's effort of the same name, under
the direction of Terri Finnerty, wife of
Mayor Mike Finnerty. The function
of this group is to solicit donations of
non-perishable food items, hygiene
and other miscellaneous items to
package and send to our military
men and women currently serving
in Iraq and Afghanistan. Donations
of money are also collected to pay
for the required postage to send the
Priority Mail packages.
Master Sergeant Rechnitzer thanked
this group for their efforts, having
received some 35 boxes of these items.
He told those in attendance that
whenever they could, the items were
shared with members of the Afghan
National Army who would take these
as gifts to their family members.
These items from America were
prizes and greatly appreciated since
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they go a long was in establishing
rapport with the Afghanis.
The members and guests were
treated to a buffet dinner and
entertainment provided by the Post.

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

Donations Needed for
Kittens and Puppies
SPCA Tampa Bay is requesting
donations from the community in
preparation for kitten and puppy
season. Donations include dry and
wet kitten and puppy food, kitty
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collars, leashes and crates. Low
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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 at the Gulfport
Recreation Center. Adult and
children's classes will be available
on Monday from 6-9 p.m. for $20
per class. You bring an un-iced cake;
the decorating tools will be supplied
and you leave with a beautifully
decorated cake. Please call Eshia at
727-289-7448 for more information.
Pre-registration is required before
attending class. Class start date will
be given by the instructor.

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ve got nothing.
I've mentioned my friend
Shelly here and there in this
column: she's the one who scooted
off to Denmark, leaving me with a
neighborhood stray cat (Scuppers!)
who now rules my apartment and
refuses to acknowledge his low-class
beginnings. She's the one who used
to write for The Gabber, and she's
the sort of friend everyone wants-
the kind who loves you with neither
expectation nor requirement.
Shelly is, in many ways, an alternate
reality version of myself. We both
write for a living, we both have a
marked affinity for mediocre Mexican
beer, we both procrastinate about
writing, and we both have hair that
triples in size at the first droplet of
moisture in the air, but that's where
our similarities end.
While I maintain that sharks suffer
from bad PR, Shelly screams at the
very glimpse of a manatee. When
she wrote her column, Distractions,
people loved it, but The Gabber
readers won't nominate me for Miss
Congeniality anytime soon. Shelly
likes people-she could find the good
in a serial killer-and they tend to
like her in return. I do not exactly
espouse the Dale Carnegie school
of personality. Shelly is friendly,
effusive, and tactful. I am standoffish,
abrasive, and blunt.
Despite our differences, we've forged
a lovely friendship over the past
seven years. She is a loyal, true, and
faithful friend, but more than that,

she possesses one of the few good
souls who walk the earth, and her
goodness inspires me. If this sounds
gushy and too good to be true, well,
ask anyone who knows Shelly and
they'll tell you yes, she really is that
person. She has her faults, of course,
but all in all, the earth is a better
place for her being here.
Her little brother died last week.
And I've got nothing. I adore Shelly,
her father, and her family, but I feel
so empty and powerless right now.
Of course, I'm sad for her, but what
can I say? As an only child I cannot
begin to imagine the bond between
brother and sister, much less the
horror of my little brother dying
unexpectedly. My heart breaks for
her father, but I have no children
and do not possess maternal
instincts; how can I possibly offer
him anything that will ease the pain
of burying his son?
Certainly, I have lost people I love.
I know that pain; I recognize that
while sometimes death may be a
blessing for the deceased, it sucks for
the rest of us. I understand, too, that
the flowers and prayers-despite
the sender's intentions-mean
painfully little when held up against
the closets of clothes destined for
Goodwill and the financial matters
that must get settled. All the
prayers to all the gods of the world
will not return Shelly's brother to
her; no funeral flower arrangements
will, ten years from now, help her
remember his new baby smell when
their mom brought him home from
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This week one of the best people I
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come to grip s to the worldwithout him,
and I can do nothing to help her. This
makes me feel slightly ill, as though
I have some lingering malaise I can
neither define nor defeat. I offer her
my car while she's staying stateside;
I attend the funeral. Every gesture
seems trite. I call her to see what
else I can do. There is, expectedly,
not a thing. Unless, of course, I can
bring back her brother, and that one
thing-the thing I cannot do-is all
she really wants.
I know my sadness is nothing
compared to that of hers and her
family. Their grief is concrete; they
pine for a living, breathing wonderful
young man whom they loved and who
loved them.
My keening is more abstract; I am
confused by the way the Universe
works, if not surprised by it. If people
must suffer so unfair a pain, how can
we still expect to find the people Anne
Frank claimed were "basically good
at heart?" How much can we run a
person through before they chuck it
all back and decide that a good life
and a pure soul gets them nothing
better than it does the jerk down the
street who beats his wife and kicks
his kid's pet beagle?
I wonder, though, if maybe that's the
key for people like Shelly: knowing
that their lives are their only rewards
and remaining the people they are
anyway. Perhaps she, like Buddha,
believes "the only real failure in
life is not to be true to the best one
Her brother's untimely death will
not embitter Shelly. It will not make
her a better person; it will not make
her a worse one. Her character was
formed, as was yours and mine and
the jerk down the street, so long ago,
and one tragedy-or many-will not
change our natures. It is, as the seas
and the sun, immutable.
I have nothing for Shelly, except
this: In your life, I wish everything
you have given your friends, one
hundred fold. We mourn for your
loss, and by knowing and loving you,
we lose it, too.
For the rest of us?
I wish us all many Shellys.

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Gabber April 8 -April 14, 2010

Attention Hyatt
Optical Patients
Hyatt Optical Inc. and the optometric
practice of the late Dr. Robert A.
Bryan has now officially closed. At
the request of Dr. Robert A. Bryan's
estate, Dr. John H. Mason and the
Mason Eye Clinic have agreed to
immediately assume the ongoing
eye care and optical needs of his
patients as well as the storage of
all patient files. Dr. Mason's office
is located at 5712 Fifth Avenue N.
in St. Petersburg, 727-344-0800,
Masoneyeclinic.com. Patient records
provided upon request.

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rebuilding your life. Classes will
meet each Thursday from 7-8:30
p.m. at Tradewinds Church, 6740
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Win A Free
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The Industrial Arts Center in
Gulfport has joined hands with
Christopher Ross ASLA Landscape
Design to give one lucky Tampa Bay
homeowner help with turning their
ugly yard into a Florida friendly
landscape they and their neighbors
- will love.
Landscape 911, a fundraiser for the
non-profit 3D arts teaching facility,
is open for entries now until April
21, Earth Day 40. The grand prize
winner will receive a professional
landscape plan by Christopher Ross
plus a few gifts to get them started.
The contest is open to homeowners in
Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties.
To enter, homeowners are asked
to send 250 words about why their
landscape needs help. The short
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to five supporting documents such
as photos, written complaints from
neighbors or code violations. A panel
of judges, including Ross, will choose
the grand prize winner. The entry fee
is a $25 donation to the IAC.
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donated by Ross, a well known local
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Elder Consumer
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The Elder Consumer Protection
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Elder Consumer Protection Expo on
April 20 from 9-2 p.m. at Stetson
University College of Law, 1401 61
Street S. in Gulfport.
Free and open to the public, the
expo offers materials and services
promoting knowledge about consumer
protection related matters. Event
features free shredding services to
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Do-Not-Call / Opt-Out / Credit
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Surviving Angels
Say Thank You
The Surviving Angels would like
to give thanks to the people in the
Jamison and Kenmore buildings of
Town Shores and the couple in South
Pasadena for donating items for their
first yard sale. The sale was a great
success and the proceeds benefited
the American Cancer Society.

"Gus" Returns to
The Gulfport Community Players
will open a Jim Brochu comedy
entitled "Cookin' with Gus" at the
Catherine A. Hickman Theater of
Gulfport on Thursday, April 22 at
8 p.m. This play is a comedy with
non-stop action from start to finish.
Due to the many requests the Players
have had to do this play once again,
it finally returns to Gulfport. Besides
being a great comedy, it even has a
food fight!
The story line goes like this: Gussie
(Gus) Richardson is a famous food
columnist and cookbook author. Her
agent tells her she's been offered
her own daily network TV show.
She tries to do a taping and then
finds out that she has stage fright
and can't even open her mouth in
front of a camera. In spite of all her
friends trying to help her get over
this problem, nothing seems to work.
Bernie threatened her, one of Gus's
friends (Gypsy Carmen) casts spells,
and the her husband, Walter, tries
hypnotism. This seems to work,
but the actual taping turns into a
nightmare of comedy, errors, and
The play will run from April 22
through May 2 at the Catherine
A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport.
Curtain times are 8 p.m. for
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and
2 p.m. for the Sunday shows. Tickets
are on sale now for just $15 each. Get
them at Eileen's Resale Boutique,
the Beach Bazaar, the Gulfport
Chamber of Commerce, the Casino,
at the door, or by calling them at
727-322-0316 for advance sales.
For more information on this play
or the Gulfport Community Players,
please visit the Players' website at

Gabber April 8 April 14, 2010

Live Music Offered at
Gulfport Fresh Market
GULFPORT: Frank Hewlett plays
guitar, cracks jokes, tell stories and
sings tunes that originatedin 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-

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Excerpts heard at the April 6, 2010
Gulfport City Council Meeting

Public Comment & Council Quotes

"To have that in this page, the "This page in-
tentionally left blank"page... (would be a good
thing)"-Mayor Mike Yakes, about including the
city's mission statement in the Comprehensive Annual
Fiscal Report. Yakes thanked resident Margarete Tober
for giving him (and every member of council) a framed
copy of the city's mission statement
"I'm not part of your cheering section... we're
supposed to hold you to task. I know you want a
cheering section, and I'm not going to give you
that."-A1 Davis, during the public comment session of
the meeting. The mayor had asked that people speak-
ing to council treat council with respect and not make
attacks personal.
"Mr. Salzman needs to pull you down and give you
a lecture on libel and slander."-Al Davis, to Coun-
cilmembers Michele King and Sam Henderson about
their comments on the Davis' attorney.*

"Please bring to close the matter of the city attor-
ney position."-Margarete Tober, about the seemingly
endless interim status of the city attorney position.
Tober also asked council to consider Salzman for that
"Be a thorn on the school board's side."--Shannon
Irvin, about the bus stop and safety issues for students
waiting for buses on 49th Street. City manager Jim
O'Reilly told council it was a school board issue; the
school board told Irvin it was a city issue.
"I wanted to thank Jennifer Salmon who came
out, by invitation, to see Clam Bayou at low tide."
--Gerry O'Regan

S ri\ire

"I wish to curb this issue of naming one particu-
lar individual."-Mayor Mike Yakes, about com-
ments addressed to individual members of council.*

"Many boards do not allow the comments to be
individualized. That's normally what I've seen."
--Interim city attorney Andrew Salzman, about Yakes'
ability to curtail certain public comments.*

Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon asked the attorney
how people could avoid naming council people if they
had a problem.
"The intent is not to attack people," Salzman

"They plan to mobilize on this project the 21st of
this month,"-Mayor Mike Yakes, about the start of
construction on the Clam Bayou project, headed by the
Southwest Water Management District (SWFWMD).
Yakes said the project should finish in one year.

"There is a huge mud flat, sandbar type thing
that I guess has some historical roots but it's big-
ger than ever... I have a very vocal public record
against dredging at all in Clam Bayou...Some
people might think I'm a turncoat" -Councilwoman
Jennifer Salmon, who visited certain areas of Clam
Bayou at low tide.
*For the full quotes relating to comments marked with an
asterisk, please see The Gabber Newspaper's Facebook page.
For accuracy, The Gabber Newspaper will not print these com-
ments in their entirety until checking the reporter's notes against
the tape of Tuesday evening's meeting. To access the Facebook
page, click the Facebook icon at TheGabber.com.

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A New Twist on an Old Idea
By Cathy Salustri

Whether you shop other flea markets and
love them or if you've been to them and
decided they aren't for you, you're going to
love the 66th Street Flea Market.
Everyone in the area knows the build-
ing: it's the old Tons of Tile building at
5601 66th Street. When Tons of Tile
moved out unexpectedly last year, Carol
Crawford, whose late husband bought the
building over 20 years ago, knew she had
a few options. After considering leasing or
selling the property, she evaluated the
space and decided it was perfect for a flea
market. She didn't want just any flea
market, though-she decided that this
flea market would be different. Obviously,
it would be indoors, so weather wouldn't
be a factor, but more importantly, she
wanted to host a real Florida flea market -
one where people could find treasures
rather than mass-produced items. She
didn't want a mall; she wanted a flea
market...one where people could come to
shop, sit on the patio and enjoy a meal and
cold beverage while listening to live enter-
tainment featured most afternoons. Her
goal is to have people come in, spend a
couple of hours, find some bargains, and
enjoy the amiable atmos M
Sure enough, tl
vendors came, an
they are an unusu
ally we

friendly group of people who obviously
enjoy being part of this special flea
market and are dedicated to it. They
will go out of their way to help custom-
ers find what they are looking for and
to make their visit enjoyable. Now the
building- renovated and cleaned-
showcases everything from antique
glassware to handmade incense in
very attractive booths which are
permanently set up. Being indoors,
there is no reason for vendors to break
their booths down each week.
But that's not all you'll find at the
66th Street Flea Market. While the
flea market has all the trappings of

For five dollars

(for the space)

and 25% of the total sales,

the Bid-a-Bed Auction

offers you a chance to get

rid of your unwanted items

yesteryear's flea market, with rare
finds and fun things, it also has some
storefronts to draw even the most
reticent flea marketer. Remember the
"Flashy Fish" from Central Ave. and
"Bark and Browse" (Now called
Family Outfitters") from
Gulfport? They've
found the
r perfectt home
ere, along
fw i t h

'"MeMa' s
mount ry
Corner" and "Hog Wild
Bar-b-que", who serve delec-
table food. Gianni's
Coffee Shop
inside the
market) is run by
the owner of the

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Connection" sells and repairs stereos,
specializing in vintage stereos. In this
tough economy, many of the area's best
shops find that the 66th Street Flea
Market makes the most sense- they are
part of the flea market on weekends but
can be open all week because they have
separate entrances. There is ample
parking accessible from 66th Street
(north end of the building) and 56th Ave.
(east end of the building).
There are a few spaces left, both inside
for weekend rentals as well as
storefronts. In those remaining spaces,
Carol has reserved spaces for a beauty
shop and a produce market, which she
thinks would be very successful and
would blend well with the market. Each
of these storefronts has a separate
entrance and could stay open all week.
The market also hosts monthly
clothing swaps in conjunction with Local
Shop 1, and has a "Bid a Bed" Auction
scheduled for every other Sunday
afternoon, with the next one being April
1lth. For five dollars (for the space) and
25% of the total sales, the Bid-a-Bed
Auction offers you a chance to get rid of
your unwanted items. Here's how it
works: fill the bed of your truck or back
of your car with your unwanted items,
back up to the patio at the 66th Street
Flea Market, and they'll auction them
off for you. The auction starts at 4 p.m.,
but you can come preview the items
from 2-4 pm. Buyers will find some
wonderful bargains!
Several special events are being
planned, including a "doggie pagent" in
mid May and a special Memorial Day
weekend celebration.
The market is open from 8 a.m.-4p.m.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The
storefronts are open Tuesday-Sunday
(closed Monday).
Come out to the 66th Street Flea Market
and see what a flea market should be!

66th Street Flea Market
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St. Petersburg
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Gabber April 8 April 14, 2010

Boca Cega High School


By Leigh Clifton
Boys Varsity


Boca Ciega

Boca Ciega

Boca Ciega 6
N.S. Christian 5
Boca Ciega 1
Dr. Phillips 8
Girls Varsity
Boca Ciega 1
East Lake 9
Boca Ciega 8
Osceola High 2
Girls Varsity
Boca Ciega 7
St. Pete High 1E
Boca Ciega 0
Dunedin 6
Boys Varsity
Boca Ciega 0
Lakewood 7

Girls Varsity
Boca Ciega 1
Lakewood 6

Bogie Girl's Basketball Achieves Distinction

By Leigh Clifton
The Boca Ciega Girls Varsity
Basketball team had quite a season;
they finished with a 30-2 record and
were District Champions, Conference
Champions and State runner up.
Two players, Latavia Dempsey and
Tamara Taylor were first team All-
Conference as well as first team All
County and first team All Suncoast.
Taylor was also first team All-State.
Alexis Ungro made second team
All- Conference and Destiny Brown
made third team All-Conference. In
addition, Courtney Joseph, Latavia
Dempsey, Yondrese Floyd and
Tianna Robinson were named to the
Senior County All Star game.
Lady Pirates Coach William White
received the PCGBCA Coach of the
Year award for the third straight
year, the St. Pete Times Coach of
the Year for the second time in three

years, the PCAC Coach of the Year
for the second time in three years and
the FABC 5A State of Florida Coach
of the Year Award. This is the Lady
Pirates 18th District Final and the
fifth straight District Championship.
But don't think that with the seniors
graduating that the team will lose
any depth;the JV team went 15-0,
and outscored their opponents 923-
221. Not too shabby as well.
In addition, Tamara Taylor has
accepted a scholarship to the
University of South Florida (after
her senior year next year). She is
the first Pinellas County player to
receive a scholarship to USF in the
last 10 years. USF plays in one of
the best conferences in the country
in the Big East.
Congratulations to Coach White
and the outstanding Lady Pirates
for a fabulous season!

Gabber April 8 -April 14, 2010

Bogie Boys Baseball Walks

to Victory over Gibbs

Photo by Leigh Clifton
Junior Henry "T-Payne"Franks slides into home, but was called out by the ref.

Bogie Pirates beat Gibbs Monday night 10-0, in a walk-a thon that had the
Gibb's pitchers struggling to get anything over the plate. Gibbs walked in four
Bogie runs after loading the bases twice and walking the batter. Even a change
in pitching did little to improve Gibb's chances.
Bogie got some good defensive moves from first baseman Mike Pipkin and ace
pitcher sophomore Nate Aipel. Senior short stop Aaron Brenner gave a good
offensive performance, going 2-3 with a double and an RBI. Pitcher freshman
Denzal Dillard threw two scoreless innings in relief of Aipel.
The Bogie Pirates are now 2-3 in league play.

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I began to think this was how I wrodd have to spend the rest of my life. when I sawm an adfr Dr Mouncaastle. I had no idea this would be the
best phone call I ever made. I made an appointment, At that meeting an ultrasound was pcrf;,nmJd which revealed an "insr'ficient iiphrIrri rr.
vein." The vein was repaired in one session. ,AliI r IFr~irA a relaxationn pill", the pr-erldute vwas performed in his center The recovery was very
nrapid. with little to no pain. I was back to full duty at my P'ti, r alt I h "i, job the next day with no restrictions.
I ,raei., flin Dr. MIaminkraste. .vyo have l ha lr, Jd my life,
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seem harmless at first but minor problems can develop Into serious problems if left untreated.
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ckear indication that the return fow of blood from the legs to the heart is impaired. You may find that the problem is
more pronounced after a day of prolonged sitting or standing. That's Ibeuahs the leg veins are under higher pressure
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snrtrce and become the typical varicose veins and spider velins, but most are hidden inside the leg. As the walls of the
smaller veins become weaker, they start to leak fluid. protein and blood cells Into the surrounding tissues. Patients often
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Easter Weekend Kick-off Concert


By Melissa Lattman
People enjoyed the start of Easter weekend at a concert in Horan Park. The St. Pete
Beach Community Center in partnership with the St. Pete Beach Civic Association hosted
the night with classic hits played by The Party Time Band. In the center of the picture are
Rosanne Hager of St. Pete Beach (wearing a white hat) with her mom Catherine Maguire
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St. Anthony's
Auxiliary News
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

Operation Military
Camp Needs Donations
Operation Military Camp is coming
up and is open to all children 8-13
years of age who have a parent
deployed. Contributions are greatly
needed. Please contact American
Legion Post 125 at 347-6085 to help.

Host Families Needed
for Exchange Students
Pacific Intercultural Exchange (PIE)
is a non-profit organization looking
for caring families to host high
school students from many countries
around the world. The students are
between 15 17 years of age and will
attend school for an academic year or
semester at your local high school.
There is no such thing as a typical
host family. They accept single
parents, retired couples, families with
small children, teens or no children at
all! You can have a great experience
hosting an International teen. The
students are prescreened, speak
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learning about our culture while
teaching Americans about theirs.
Students will have medical insurance
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cover clothing, school expenses,
entertainment, etc. Host families
should provide not only a loving home
and food for their daily meals, but
also a quiet place to be able to study
and bedroom to rest. Although host
families are not paid, one is eligible
to claim a charitable tax deduction of
$50 per month for every month the
student is in the home.
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org or call 1-877-534-3144 or email
to patlittrell@pieusa.org.

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2429 Central Ave., Suite 201
St. Petersburg, FL. 33713
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CERTIFIED CNA-To take care of patients in
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errands. Certified CPR, Part Time or FullTime
in St. Pete. Reasonable rates. Ask for Kayla
Smith. 727-748-9224.
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cleaning, errands, Etc. Reliable, responsible
with fine references. Driver's License, Janet,

Long or Short Term Help Available
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50% OFF
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) % Campas
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Condos From Homes From
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Since 1989

Honest, Friendly, Dependable. All Work Guar-
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ree Estimates. 727-656-9566.
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aseboards & Windows. Great Rates. Week-
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The purpose of this session is to use
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Sessions: Monday Thursday
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Space is limited.
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Repair Internet
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Hours: Mon. Sat Microsoft Office 2007 FAX/ATM
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Beaches, St. Petersburg. Phil Penrose 727-
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We Have the Solutions to Your Electrical
Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Break-
ers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior
Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-546-7047
Low Voltage Wiring, Home Theater, CATV,
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Insured. Visa/MC. 727-547-8001.

Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Com-
mercial. New or Remodel work, Service Up-
grades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting
installed. State License #ER0007653.
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Upgrades. Fuse to Breakers, Insured Master
Electrician. Home Generator H/Ups. Call Rob-
ert, 455-1099. C-6443/ER#14346.

Serving Pinellas County
Since 1991
Residential and Commercial
Lic. # ER13014090

trical Needs. 34 Years Experience. Service
Upgrades And Remodels. Residential/Com-
mercial. EC0002886. Free Estimates. 727-
346-5224 or 727-243-7770

* Room Additions Lightning Protection
* Fuses to Breakers Mobile Homes
* Circuits Added Phone Wiring
* Ceiling Fans Security Lighting & More
Hour I nsured
Service 525-0677 SI

Dents, Scratches, Broken Legs, Dresser Draw-
ers, Recliners, Upholstery Repair. Assembly,
Etc. 23yrs Experience. Affordable. 727-289-
8262, 301-922-1767.

"Have Tools Will Travel" Trustworthy. Doors,
Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 24 Year Gab-
ber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754.

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co, Masonry Homes in St. Petersburg, OL Lic.
#76374. As Low as $1.00Sqft. References
Available. Free Estimates. 727-512-7362.
Woodwork, Doors, Trim, Decks, Screening,
Patio's, Home Repairs. Honest-Reliable, Call
and Talk to Me. Charlie 727-459-6968.
HOME REPAIR- Over 30 Years Experience.
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#C4672 727-458-4209.

RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Pool Cages,
Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hur-
ricane Windows, Concrete Slabs, Sofit/Facia.
Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-
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30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roof-
ing, flat roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727-

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High speed steel, solid carbide, carbide tipped
saw blades, router bits, planer knives, shaper
cutters, boring bits, chippers, augers, drill bits, etc.

5679 70th Ave. N. Pinellas Park
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L 344-3363'

Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Special-
ists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let "A
Old-Timer" Do It! Licensed RCC0051451 and
Insured. 824-9996.

Safe Rooms Window Relacement Remodeling
New Construction Additions Kitchens & Baths
Padula Development & Construction Company Inc.
727-327-2100 office II 515-7509 & cell III 321-5717 eves
State Licensed CBC-035154 Insured
Padula Family, Providig ualitf mCosti Serices since 195

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Types Roofing from Leaks to Complete Re-
Roofs. Insured, Dependable. Free Estimates.
Quality Workmanship. 727-214-4768.
Kitchens, Repairs & More. Noble Construction.
Over 30 Years Experience. Free Estimates.
Lic.#CBC1256435. Ted, 727-688-8554, 727-

" Bedrooms d Room
A Baths f. R d Add F itions
SKitchens i ft Porch
* Storm E' ', Enclosures
.~Sto~rm_- Soffit &
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Whitman Contractor, Inc.
All Types of Remodeling Free Estimates
Bill (Skip) Whitman
Licensed & Insured LC #CR C052336

$15.00 & UP
CALL CHRIS 504-4443
Complete Lawn Service, Tree Trimming, Mow-
ing, Edging and Clean-Up. "Its Time" Palm
Trees and Plants. Will Deliver and Plant, Best
Prices. Licensed and Insured. You Will Be
Happy, Guaranteed!
Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years
Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps.
439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312.
JEFF'S LAWN SERVICE- Mowing, Trimming,
Edging, Blowing, Yard Clean-ups. Leaf and
Debris removal. ALSO: Odd jobs. Reasonable
rates, 727-341-0185
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-
We Will Beat any Competetive Price. Weekly,
Bi-Weekly, Monthly. Free Estimates. Senior
Discount. 727-688-0394.
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.

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Removal of frost damage palms, hedges, etc.
Cn olas FREE
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Sodding, Planting & Mulching
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LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Clean-
ing, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush
Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris
Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave,

James Fox Tree Service
Owner/Operator for over 20 years
i- "We make your trees feel beautiful"
Trees cleaned, elevated
Property Maintenance
SStump grinding
.e1 Hazardous limb removal
ic.# 07000089856 '- Storm and roof protection
727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601

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

PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates.
Commercial Residential References Upon
Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.
Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall,
Taping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates.
Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-

IAQ & Pest Control
Thorough treatment using
organic products inside
Ask about our once a year treatments.
R. Harry Harcourt, IES, CPO
SIndoor nvirom tal Specialist
FW=ly of Certified Pest Opator
W', 727-710-2949 <

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* Tollets
a* Water Heaters
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Charles Plumbing727522-2508
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Remodels, New Construction, Better Business
Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523.

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PURZ 'n' FURZ- Pet Sitting, Bonded & In-
sured. Overnights, Dog Walking, Pet Taxi. 727-
251-2428.Gulfport/S. Pasadena, W. St. Pete
& Beaches.
Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All
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Renew-4U, 727-460-1586. Paralegal/Notary
Public with 30yrs. Experience.

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Your re-upholstery specialist

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CUSTOM FRAME SHOP-and Gallery in South
Pasadena. 31yrs. Same Location. Owner Re-
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Must be Older Female, Non-Smoker, Non
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History. 727-657-1060.
SINGING/VOICE COACH- Wanted for private
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It's Fun! Gulfport Beach Antiques & Collect-
ibles + Gulfport U.S. Post Office, 3115 Beach
Blvd. S., 727-381-8548.

1987 LINCOLN TOWN CAR-5.0, Cold Con-
verted AC, New Trans, Alt. Compressor,
Interstate Battery. Good Cloth Interior, PW
Windows, Tilt, Cruise, Needs Paint. $1900.
Great, Low Miles, No Dents, Great Car, Cheap
Price! $850/Mo. 727-521-3419.
Van. $700. Trade or Best Offer. 727-290-7616.
88,000 miles, no rust. White w/blue top. $1500.
1996 FORD RANGER PICK UP- 4 Cyl, 4
Speed, Cold Air, Good Shape. $2200. 727-
CASH PAID FOR CARS- Prices Subject to
Steel Market Value. 727-328-8004.

UP TO $500
Paid For Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans. 727-458-
7710, 727-458-3721.
UTILITY TRAILER-Enclosed. Drive-up Rear
Gate. 15" wheels. $700. 727-510-8146.

LAPTOP COMPUTER HP-Pavilion ze1115 -
20GB drive XP with Basic Programs, Very
Good Condition. Includes Removable Wire-
less Access Card, Computer Bag, AC/DC
Cord, Needs Battery. $200. 727-460-4131.

Dents, Scratches, Broken Legs, Dresser Draw-
ers, Recliners, Upholstery Repairs, Assembly,
Etc. 23yrs Experience. Affordable. 301-922-
1767, 727-289-8262.

LAWNMOWER $35- Gas Edger, $30. 727-
of a Lawyer or Paralegal who has Experience
in Malpractice. Also in Civil Appeals Case.
James Daniels 727-527-3237 or 727-831-
40' 1972 UTILITY BOAT- Owned by Fred Mor-
gan & a 30' Sailboat, 1972 owned by William
Walker will be sold to the high bidder on April
13, 2010 at 7p.m. @ 235 15th Ave. S.E., St.
Petersburg, FI 33701
Has Moved to Oldsmar Flea Market, Booth
1-22 East. Drums, Harps, Flutes, Bagpipes,
Sitars & More. Great Selection of Gemstone
Jewelry. Sat-Sun. 9-4p.m. 727-345-2800.

Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
angle and short lens. $125 firm. Call the Gab-
ber office 727-321-6965.

FOLDING WHEEL CHAIR- Like new. asking
$75. Call 347-2507

19FT. WELLCRAFT-with 140HP Johnson mo-
tor plus a Bimmine Top. Asking $3500. Call
John 727-345-8326.
WET SLIPS-From 25' to 55' Sail of Power.
$7/F. Easy Access to Gulf. 4 Slips Left. 727-
$9.95/hr. Glass/Gelcoat repair, Fluid change,
Shaft Alignment, Motor Repair. Trouble Shoot-
ing, 24 years exp. Call Steve 727-365-3210

Size. Excellent Condition. Retail $8000, Ask-
ing $750. o.b.o. 727-384-3265.

r -Clip & Save- - -
Anthony Antiques & Appraisers Est.1969
. UNCLE JOE AT HOME 345-2992 0
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Notice is hereby given that John Hoffman, de-
siring to engage in business under the fictitious
name FlaggsUSA located in Pinellas County,
Florida, intends to register the said name with
the Division of Corporations, Florida Depart-
ment of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of
the Florida Statutes. April 8, 2010.
Notice is hereby given that Nickal Enterprises,
Inc, desiring to engage in business under the
fictitious name Under Arrest Gazette located
in Pinellas County, Florida, intends to register
the said name with the Division of Corpora-
tions, Florida Department of State, pursuant
to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. April
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- $13.00 for 20 words,
includes notarized affidavit of publication and
tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965.

237 49TH ST. N.- Friday & Saturday, 9-? Huge
Sale! Furniture, Big Screen TV, Collectibles,
Electronics, Tools, Lots More!

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

SAT. APRIL 10 8a.m.-1p.m. 5217 9th Ave.
S. Gulfport, Brand New Exercise Bike, House-
hold furniture, Kingsize bedding (many differ-
ent styles), & assorted household goods.
HUGE GARAGE SALE-inside. 4435 22nd
Ave. S. Sat. 9am.-3pm. 727-564-6530.

9th Ave. S. & 50th St. S.
9-3pm Thursday Friday Saturday
See you at Relay for Life!
Your One Stop Vendors Spaces Available
SHOP! Call 258-1429

New Collectibles & Thrift Shop
Open Wed. Sat. 10:30-5pm
5226 Gulfport Blvd. S.

Large Variety Of Items

2007 53RD ST. S.- Saturday 8-2p.m. Lots of
AWESOME YARD SALE!- Saturday & Sun-
day, 8-2p.m. 8320 Gulf Blvd., SPB. 1 Block
behind St. John's Church.
1411 GRAY ST. S.- Friday & Saturday, 8-3p.m.
Something for Everyone!
GRANDE SALE-Fridge, Furniture and Lots,
Lots More! 3762 18th Ave. N. Sat. 8am.-?
6540 & 6550-1/2 2ND AVE S.- Alley parking.
100's of items. tools, computers, TV, VCR,
DVD, juicers, tables, bikes, washer, clothes,
books, paintings, etc. Negotiable. Friday &
Saturday. 8am-3pm. 727-345-1367
4668 24TH AVE. S.-Sat. 8am.-? Stereo Sys-
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ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re-
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Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power
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the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress
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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.

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

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PATRIOT SQUARE-4500 38th St. S. Large
3BR/2BA, Carpeted, A/C, 5 Appliances,
Swimming Pool, Clubhouse. $799/Mo. or Sale
$99,000 727-867-7022.
First floor, Waterviews, 55+. No Pets, $700/
Mo. plus Security. Annual, Includes; Cable,
Gas and Water 727-343-4930.
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.

Handy / Maintenance
for small apartment complex
in exchange for 1 BR apartment
Utilities included.


3BR/2BA HOME-near Child's Park. New In-
terior Paint and Tile Floors. CHA, $875/Mo.
and $600/Deposit. 4537 11th Ave. S. 727-424-
1BR FURNISHED-Renovated Cottages or
Mobile Homes. St. Pete Location. Reasonably
Priced. Good Tenants Only. Very Few Left.
Monthly 727-410-6599.
View, 10,0001b Lift. Deep Water, Easy Ac-
cess to Gulf. Updated Kitchen & Master Bath.
$1800/Mo. Annual & Deposit. Tom, 770-527-
ed, Tropically Landscaped, Pool, BBQ+ Laun-
dry On-site. $650/Mo. Convenient Location @
63rd St. & 1st Ave. S. 727-458-7828.
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
CLASSIC BUNGALOW- 2/1, + Office area,
clean, C/H/A, W/D, Beautifully Renovated.
5708 23rd Ave. S. 727-418-7272.
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, three car carport.
$1495/Mo. & Sec. 530-235-2222. sp-houses.
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.
cluded. 727-289-3588. Also need Part Time
Handyman & Caregiver.

GULFPORT lbr park like setting, screen porch, WSG Incl. $525
LAKE MAGGIORE Large 1 & 2 br with lake views WSG Incl $650-$750
HAINES RD. N. Ibr upper WSG &G included Near shopping Only $495
BERMUDA BAY 2br/2.5ba 2 pools, new kitchen, windows, sld doors $995
PINELLAS POINT LAKE FRONT 4br/3ba, very open floor plan $1395

,3&.X Rentals & Realty, Inc.

I ((727) 867-3767
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S. PASADENA 2BR/2BA-Condo on 6th Floor.
Split Plan, Water View. Pool, Covered Parking,
W/D. Close to Shopping, Beach & Stetson
$1000/Mo. Year Lease. Small Pet OK. 727-
COTTAGE ON BUS-Line. Gulfport. 1BR/1BA
Dishwasher, W/D, Water, WiFi Included, $625/
Mo. 1st/Last. Special 1st Month $500. Clean &
Quiet. Available 4/28. 727-384-9154 or 727-
floor, corner unit. 2BR/2BA. 55+, No pets, Inc.
cable. $975/mo. annual. 727-542-2445.
NORTH ST. PETE-Unfurnished Apts. $580
plus Security. 1BR/1BA, Includes Utilities.
Laundry on Premises. Small Pet OK. One
Block to City busline. 727-692-0899.
GULFPORT DUPLEX-$665/mo. & Security
Deposit. 1BR Old Florida charm, Nice Yard,
Parking & WSG included. Smokeless Please.
No Section 8. 727-424-6085.

cious Duplex, Screened Porch, Tree-Shaded
Yard, Bright & Airy, WSG Included, $600/Mo.,
5709 21st Ave. S. 404-405-8541, 727-543-

floor Condo. W/Direct View of Boca Ciega &
Gulf. Amazing Sunsets, Secure Bldg. Carport,
Renovated throughout. W/Maple Cabinetry,
Granite Countertops and New Carpets. Ame-
nities include Heated Pool w/hot Tub, Exercise
room, Game room, Sauna and Steam room.
$1100/Mo. 727-244-4092.
1 AND 2 BEDROOM APT.-with Florida Room
on Courtyard. W/S/G Included. 727-798-2267.
Stetson. 1 BR Apt. W/D, Tile, Hardwood Floors,
Newly Remodeled. No Pets. No Application
Fee. 4926 29th Ave. S. 727-543-1789 or 727-

2800 1/2 2ND AVE. N.-Kenwood. Large Clean
1BR/1BA. Wood Floors, Patio, W/D, Really
Cute. $525/Mo. & Sec. sp-houses.com 530-

Walk to Arts District and Waterfront, Large
1BR/1BA, Den, Diningroom, Kitchen, White
Picket Fence, Brick Streets, Porch, High Ceil-
ings, Wooden Floors, Large Backyard, $650/
mo. Available Immediately, Call 727-452-
Paint/Carpet. Water, Garbage, Cable Included.
Heated Pool, Clubhouse, Tennis and Shop-
ping. Non Smoking, No Pets. $850/Mo. plus
Security and Lease. 727-539-9800.

terview 9th floor, Pool, Remodeled, Unfur-
nished 2BR/2BA, Balcony, W/D, Secured Bldg.
$995/Mo. Yearly. Ralston's Realty Co. Diane,
1BR/1BA Large Backyard, Privacy Fence.
$500/Mo. Pets OK. 727-421-5257.
MOVE-IN SPECIAL- No Security Deposit: all
includes W/S/G. 1BR w/storage at 2715 54th
St. S., $585, Upstairs 1 BR at 2725 54th St. S.,
$585. Call 727-452-5942

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

GULFPORT COTTAGE- 1921 56th St. S.
Beautifully Remodeled 2BR/1BA/1CG, Steps
from Stetson, 5 minutes to Beach. Large
Fenced Backyard, Eat-In Kitchen. $900/Mo.
First/Last/Security. 727-391-8234.

4143 7TH AVE. N.-Month to month rental, tile
floors, remodeled kitchen, screened porch,
fenced yard, tile baths, $750/mo. Walton Re-
alty. 727-458-3613.

KENWOOD 2826 9TH AVE. N.- Newly Re-
modeled 1 BR/1 BA, $550/Mo. & $550 Deposit.
Water Included. 727-347-7423.
GULFPORT FULL-1 Bedroom. CH&A, Ter-
razzo Floors. No Pets. $600/Mo. Ist/last/se-
curity. Water Included. Stetson Vicinity. DAN
YINGST REALTY 727-321-5258.

BAY ISLAND-What a View! Waterfront
1BR/1BA Condo, W/D, Carport, Htd. Pools,
Gated, 55+, Annual Lease, THE SUN TEAM

2537 GRANADA CIRCLE E.- Lovely
2BR/1.5BA with den, large covered patio,
move-in ready, fresh paint, new carpet. Large
lovely fenced lot in Lakewood Estates, a golf
course community close to downtown, beach-
es. $995 + deposit. Call 239-218-3177 or 239-
2BR/2BA Villa in Prestigious Picturesque
Pasadena Yacht and Country Club. Includes
Water, Cable, Pool, Lawn Care. Annual Lease
$1300/Mo. 727-251-7058
ST. PETE BEACH- Large Efficiency, Excel-
lent Condition & Location, 1 Block to Beach,
Busline, Shopping & Fishing. Water Included.
$565/Mo. 727-345-7036.
1401 60TH ST.S.-3BR/2BA, $1150/Mo. One
Block From Stetson, Detached Garage,
Fenced yard. 727-235-5146.

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CLINTON ST 1 br near Guliport Beach. Ind WS&G $550
18th AVE. SO. Nice 1 br apartiment CHA/new carpet. $495
HULL ST. SO. 3br/1 ba Recently updated Hardwood FIrs $850
15th AVE. SO. 3br/2ba Newer block construction, SEC 8 $995

GULFPORT-View of water, beautifully fur-
nished 2BR/1BA with garage. Totally remod-
eled with tasteful furnishings. Washer/Dryer
included. Screened Gazebo. Excellent neigh-
borhood. $1100/mo. Walton Realty. 727-458-
Mo. C/H/A, Water Paid, Laundry. Small Quiet
Complex. Petless, Smokeless. Reserved Park-
ing. 727-360-4054. Leave Message.
45FT. DEEP WATER BOAT-Dock. Includes
2BR/2BA Condo. Completely Updated with
Gorgeous Kitchen. Shopping, Beaches &
Restaurants. $1300/Mo. 727-204-1235 or 727-
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.
GULFPORT 1BR/1BA APT.-Includes Electric
& Water. $675/Mo., $500/Dep. Has Washer &
Dryer, Glass Top Stove, Dishwasher. Ceiling
fans throughout, CHA, Outside Sensor Lights.
Safe Quiet Neighborhood, No Section 8. 1
Non-smoker. Call Dan 727-327-6144.

Floor Unit w/Patio. $750/Mo. includes Water/
Cable Trash/Maintenance. No Smokers/Pets.
Close to Stetson. Available May 1st. 716-693-
scale, Spacious Home. 2/2, W/D, C/H/A, Close
to Beach & Restaurants. $1400/Mo. 727-418-
2BR/2BA, C/H/A, W/D, DW, Fully Furnished,
Fenced, Concrete Parking. Pet Friendly. Vaca-
tion, Weekly or Monthly. 727-328-0203.
Condo. 2nd Floor In Small Complex. Fur-
nished Beautifully, Screened Porch, A/C &
Fans. $575/Mo., $500/Dep. 719-546-0851 or

1/1 CLEAN- And Comfortably Furnished,
Fully Equipped. C/H/A, W/D, 2 TV's. 5039 29th
Ave. S. Apt. B. $850/Mo. Available 5/1. 727-
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.

TOWN SHORES 55+- Female Snowbird w/
pets, furnished, no smokers, $550/mo. 727-
FULL TIME WIDOW-in 70yr. old range, in S.
Pasadena area, Needed for Cooking Light
House Keeping and Companionship for id-
ower in Exchange for Room and Board. Pri-
vate Bedroom and Bath. For info Please Call

OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE- From $398-$791/
Mo. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach. 727-641-
Counseling Practice. Looking for Licensed
Massage or Mental Health Therapist. Beauti-
ful Space near S. Pasadena. $625/Mo. includ-
ing Cleaning, Waiting and Conference Room.

Friendly House w/Fenced-ln Yard for Feb.,
Mar., & April 2011. Pay up to $1200/Mo. Will
Negotiate. Call 716-685-1392.

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with Bonus room, Large Fenced in Back-
yard, Updated Kitchen and Jacuzzi Bathtub.
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55+ 5694 40th Terrace N. #321. 1 BR/1 BA first
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5309 9TH AVE. S., GULFPORT-Sunday 12-
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Light & Bright 1 BR. With Screened Porch
Overlooking Pond. Short walk to clubhouse-
2 pools & library. A great condo for under $50,000

SALE OR LEASE-Commercial Building
1800sqft. on Fenced Corner lot (135'x104)
at 801 49th St. S. Lease $800/Mo. 727-527-

This beautiful 2 bed, 2 bath, condo mint move in condition.
NewerA/C, upgraded carpet. Kitchen completely remodeled,
along with the bathrooms including cabinets, counter tops
and ceramic tile. This unit also has an 8 ft. full access storage
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3838 37th St S.
3922 37th St S.
4150 37th St S.
3630 38th Ave. S.
3630 38th Ave. S.
3595 40th Ave. S.
3526 41st Ave. S.

is Welcome! Immaculate 1BR w/Pleasant
Water Views. Available Fully Furnished. Just
Listed @ $84,900 Don Taylor, REALTY EX-
ECUTIVES 727-458-7828.
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.
SOUTH PASADENA-2BR condo w/lovely pa-
tio open to courtyard. Pool, near tennis, parks,
shopping, beach. $95,000. BEACH & LUXURY
REALTY 727-492-6721.
LEASE W/OPTION- St. Pete. 3BR/1-1/2BA,
Near School. New CHA, Carpets. Complete
renovation. $1500 down. $800/mo. Call 343-
7343 or 455-8998
GULFPORT 2/1 MOBILE-Home, $49,000!
Carport, No Rear Neighbor, Gulfport Beach-
way Park, Co-op Ownership. Call Bill Meredith,
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.

11 UNIT APT. BUILDING- Disston Area.
Single Story, Masonry, Newer Roof, Laun-
dry Room. Money Maker w/Good CAP Rate.
$459,000. Call 727-804-5596.
WAREHOUSE-6000Sqft. (Divided) 3000Sqft.
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7600 Sun Island Dr. #101 ($250,000)
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2502 58th St. S. ($182,000) Duplex in mint condition. 2/1 & 2/1 & glass room. Double lot detached 2 car garage. Many, many upgrades.
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3037 57th St. S. ($188,888) Darling Gulfport Art District 3/1 bungalow 2 blocks to the beach on historic brick street. 3 blocks to restaurants, shopping and fun
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5845 62nd St. N. ($94,500) Very nice 2/1 home in Pinellas Farms. Fireplace, screened porch in front, hardwood floors throughout.
The perfect home at perfect price.
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5980 Shore Blvd. S. #501 ($184.900)
7300 Sun Island Dr. S. #1802 (349.000)

2630 Miriam St. S. ($119.900)
1847 Shore Drive S #503 ($80,000)

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1847 Shore Drive S #419 ($184,900)
Only $85/sf for waterfront. Granite throughout, new
vanities, ceramic tile throughout, and the view that everyone
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2200+/sf, 3/2.5 with wide open Intracoastal and
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3595 40th Ave. S. #4 ($79,000)
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overlooking an expansive courtyard. It is just across from ai
heated swimming pool, and a very active clubhouse-with
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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-4PM CHATHAM HOUSE #214**, 1 bed 1 bath, Beautiful open floor plan, easy care tile floors,
updated kitchen, new counter top, appliances, new heat and a/c unit. Bright water views of the Marina from Family Room.
Well Priced at $88,000.00** Shows Pride of Ownership.
CHATHAM HOUSE #305, Beautifully updated 1 BR/1BA Deluxe unit, new kitchen, crown molding, carpet, paint, sliding doors. NEW CHA,
carport. Never been lived in since update. Shows pride of Ownership, Priced at $109,000
ETON HOUSE #207, Updated 1 BR/1 BA standard unit, 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
IVANHOE #308 1 bed 1bath deluxe waterfront unit. Clean furnished and move in ready. Convenient walkway parking. Owner motivated.
Price at $99,000
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 #201 2 bed 2 bath, corner unit, wood laminent & tile floors. Many windows, loads of light. Convenient
walkway parking. Close to bus line, Gulfport Beach.. Priced @ $125,000
TOWN SHORES JAMISON #507 1 bed/1 bath standard unit, furnished, clean & updated w/carport. Priced @ $72,900
TOWN SHORES JAMISON #210 2 bed/2bath standard unit, new kitchen, bath, pool views, carport, move in condition.
Priced @ $125,000
TOWN SHORES AVALON #202 2 bed/2bath deluxe unit, updated tile, carpet, paint, carport, move in condition. Priced @ $107,000
AVALON #206 1 bed/1 bath, 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, open kitchen, very appealing Priced at $127,500
LANCASTER #415, corner, tth. Reduced $154,000
HAMPTON #310, 1 bed/1 bath deluxe, new carpet, new paint, waterfront marina views. $119,900 $99,000
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
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
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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2848 5th Ave. N. St. Petersburg, FL. 33713

(727) 327-8009

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735 20th Ave. N. Crescent Lake
Lovely 2 bedroom bungalow on brick lined streets & just steps
away to lake & park. Adorable home with gleaming hardwood
floors, french doors, wood burning fireplace with bright
sunroom w/view of Crescent Lake.

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* 47Z7 14tn Ave. N.
Spanish/Mediterranian home located on a double lot. 4/2.5 plus bonus room. Completely
remodeled kitchen w/breakfast-snack bar, formal dining room and laundry room. Beautiful
hardwood floors and flagstone wood burning fireplace. Large pantry closet plus butlers pantry.
Numerous upgrades, crown molding, solar heated pool, automatic sprinkler system, parking
.. for RV or boat. No flood insurance required. Ten minutes from downtown, beaches and mall.
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1501 26th Ave. N. Woodlawn area
4 bedroom 2 bath pool home with huge yard, remodeled kitchen,
hardwood floors plus den...over 1700 sf.

2 bedroom 2 bath...just 5 minutes to St. Peters-
burg Beach...2 swimming pools, large
living/dining room. Located in gated waterfront
community...must sell...bring offers. Private bay .
beach/club house, tennis and more.
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Gated community, 3 swimming pools, tennis courts,
resident only private restaurant and more... 1 & 2 bedrooms
available...several different floor plans. Large patios, boat
slips available. Hurry as they are going fast...Call Debbie
today at 727-460-5418 to schedule your showing today.

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