Title: Gabber
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Title: Gabber
Alternate Title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann,
George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: September 2, 2010
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
Coordinates: 27.750556 x -82.708611 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
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this week...

Gulfport's 10th
Annual Geckofest
see page 2

Vendors Wanted For
Taste Of Gulfport
see page 4

Lions Club Fish Fry
see page 6

GEMS Health &
Wellness Day
see page 16

Sailing School
see page 18

Letters To The Editor
see page 20

Beach Pub Crawl
see page 31

Organic Gardening
see page 32

Death And Taxes
see page 36

Hard Candy
see page 45


since 19681


Every Thursday

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a while during the Gecko Ball last Saturday evening in Gulfport. The
money raised from the Gecko Ball will go the the Gulfport 100th birthday
celebration in October

The Gecko Ball;
Wonderland and
By Leigh Clifton
The Peninsula Inn was
transformed Saturday night
into a magical Wonderland,
complete with a rabbit-
hole entrance, a grinning
Cheshire Cat cake made
entirely of cream puffs
drizzled with caramel and an
upside down table set with
china and candelabra. But
the costumes, oh BOY, the
costumes were absolutely
to die for. Creative, colorful,
resplendent in both design
and imagination, the Gecko
Ball brought out Gulfport's
See Gecko Ball, page 15

Gulfport Marina
Crime Watch Meeting
By Cathy Salustri

"It's great to see this many people out
for a cause," Gulfport Police Chief Rob
Vincent said at the start of Monday
night's meeting about recent burglaries
in the marina district. The Chief called
a special meeting to address concerns
about recent burglaries in the area.
The city's Marina District, the chief
explained, refers to areas south of 26th
Avenue South and east of 49th Street
South. Although a local news station
reported a "spike" in crimes, Chief
Vincent showed the audience statistics
for the past three years. Although
the city had a rash of burglaries in
the Marina District over the past few
months, burglary statistics remained
constant in the city over the past three
years, he said.
"I'm not sure where the news reporter
got the information, but these are the
facts there has not been a spike," he
See Crime Watch, page 43

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Photo by Melissa Lattman
ST. PETE BEACH- Nine-year-old Alexa Pillz carries a yellow
pedestrian flag as she crosses Gulf Boulevard between
82nd and 83rd Avenues along with her mom Theresa and
her 17-month-old sister Ava. The flags are part of a new $6
million state program to provide pedestrians flags to wave
as they cross the street in 39 Gulf Boulevard crosswalks
from St. Pete Beach to Clearwater Beach. The flags are
available in containers at the crosswalks then are deposited
in the container on the opposite side once the pedestrian
crosses the street.

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Gabber September 2 September 8, 2010

Gecko Fest Celebrates
10th Anniversary
The 10th Annual Gulfport Gecko
Fest is set for Saturday, September
4 from 12 noon to 10 p.m. on Beach
Blvd. This free event sponsored by
the Gulfport Merchants Association,
The City of Gulfport and The
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce,
St. Petersburg Times, Bright House
Networks, GEICO, and Zhu-niverse
and is a full day of fun for everyone.
This whimsical send off to summer
is like Mardi Gras meets the
Renaissance, and brings together
strolling street performers, main
stage performers, performing artists
and vendors with all types of weird
and wonderful wares up and down
Beach Blvd. Over 200 arts, craft and
food vendors will be in attendance at
this year's event!
Zhu-universe will sponsor the
children's area with inflatable habitat
trails, human hamster wheel, 6 set
obstacle course, Nintendo DS Hand
held systems, Wii kiosks, photo
opportunities, Zhu Zhu Pets and
Kung Zhu Product and accessories

showcase, give-a-ways, ID clips,
Music and more!
Join the Goddess and the Gecko
Court along with other roving
characters who will be roaming the
streets and entertaining the crowds!
Live entertainment will be provided
on two main stages from noon till 10
Don't forget this is an audience
participation event (especially the
parade at 6 p.m.) with adults and
children's costume contests and a
hat contest at the end. Additional
activities include sidewalk chalk
art, face painting, dance lessons and
much more.

The day culminates in Gulfport's
famous street dance at 8 p.m.
Bring your dancing shoes, and help
celebrate their 10th anniversary!

Legion Throws a
Labor Day Picnic
American Legion Post 305, 6999
Gulf Boulevard in St. Pete Beach, will
host a Labor Day picnic on Monday,
September 6 from 1-4 p.m. Menu
features their famous BBQ pork and
chicken plus numerous side dishes.
Entertainment provided by "Paulie's
Blues Band".

2500 34th Street South St. Petersburg, FL. 323-2691 or 798-6355


4630 Tift ibgrh 'Gulfport

(behind the Marina, bewen the yacht clubs)


Gabber September 2 September 8, 2010

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
Chris Campas
Gulfport, South Pasadena,
Azalea, Grand Central District,
Northwest St. Petersburg, Tyrone,
Kenwood, Central Oak Park,
Southwest St. Petersburg, Maximo,
Tierra Verde, St. Pete Beach,
Pass-A-Grille, Treasure Island,
Pinellas Point
Circulation 13,000-15,000
Editorial Copy Monday Noon
Display Advertising Tuesday 5 pm
if proof is required Monday Noon
Classified Advertising Tuesday 5pm

Visit us on FaceBook
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The views and opinions expressed in this publication are not
necessarily those of the Publishers, advertisers or employees
of the Gabber.
The Gabber is not liable for any errors in advertising beyond
the cost of the first printing of any advertisement.
Contents of this publication may not be reproduced or copied
without premission of the Publishers.


Most Insurance Plans
Accepted, Including
Eyemed, Medicaid,
United Healthcare,
Advantica, Humana,
Avmed, VSP, Cigna,
Comp Benefits

Vendor Sign Up for
Gulfport Restaurants
Gulfport restaurants who are
interested in a booth at the 2010
Taste of Gulfport Centennial
Celebration, Saturday, October 16,
from 4-8 p.m. on Beach Blvd. should
act now to reserve their space.
Gulfport restaurants only can apply.
The Centennial "Taste of Gulfport"
will take place on Saturday, October
16 and set up will be on 15 x 15 pavers
used for Art Walk. There is no fee
for a Gulfport restaurant to set up a
booth; however there is a refundable
deposit of $50. Your deposit will be
refunded within 14 days of the show,
providing the restaurant attends
the event and cleans the area when
finished. All restaurants must
provide proof of liability insurance,
must be prepared to pass a Florida
state health inspection and a fire
inspection and be responsible for
collecting and paying sales tax.
Food vendors are also required to
fill out a Temporary Permit Use
Application form from the Gulfport
Fire Department.

Serving St. Petersburg Since 1984

Dr. John H. Mason P.A.
Board Certified Optometric Physician
Contact Lens Specialists
Children & Adult Vision Care
Quality Fashion Eyewear Treatment of Eye Disease
Emergency Care & Lasik Consultation
Glaucoma & Cataract Testing


5712 5th Ave. N. Medical Plaza Building

Gabber September 2 September 8, 2010


This event will take place rain
or shine. No deposit refunds will
be given to restaurants who do
not show. Access to water is not
available, so please come prepared.
The event shall provide 110v power.
220 electricity will not be available.
If you are interested in obtaining
a restaurant booth, you must fill out
and return the Centennial "Taste of
Gulfport" form as there are limited
spaces left. Email to bbanno916@
gmail.com to receive a Gulfport
Restaurant Vendor form. Please
drop off your filled out form and
refundable check to Barbara Banno,
c/o Stella's Deli & Gelato, 3119 Beach
Boulevard S., Gulfport, FL 33707-
6027. For questions call Barbara at

Watercolor with
Patsi Returns
Classes are on Thursdays starting
September 2. Classes are from 6:45 to
7:45 p.m. and the cost is $13 per class
or 4 for $45. Please call 727-501-3559
for more information. A supply list
will be available at first class.

j Everything You Wanted to Know About Hypertension
But Were Afraid to Ask
Benston Johnson, DO, Palms Internal Medicine
SEPTEMBER 8 Light lunch: Noon Seminar: 12:30pm

SArthritis, Knee or Hip Problems?
Steven B. Warren, MD, Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon
SEPTEMBER 15 Dinner: 4:30pm Seminar: 5:00pm

1 The Many Faces of Stroke
Brian Cook, MD, Emergency Room Medical Director
SEPTEMBER 21 Light lunch: Noon Seminar: 12:30pm

t Laser Treatment For Nail Fungus and Foot Pain
JeffKopelman, DPM, MS, Board Certified in Foot Surgery and Wound Management
SEPTEMBER 22 Dinner: 4:30pm Seminar: 5:00pm

SLaser-Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty Replacement
VladimirAlexander, MD, Alexander Orthopaedic Associates
SEPTEMBER 27 Dinner 4:30pm Seminar 5:00 pm

Location: Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Professional Building, 1609 Pasadena Avenue South, Boca Ciega Room
&B September 28th
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. Stop by our front
lobby and pick up a free easy-to-use test kit between 9:00 am and 11:00 am and 1:00 am
and 3:00 pm to detect colon and rectal cancer in it's early stages.

Call 1-800-667-4576 for more information or reservations. Space is limited so please reserve early.
For a physician referral please call 1-800-667-4576.

1501 Pasadena Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida PALMS OF PASADENA
1-800-667-4576 Hospital
www.palmspasadena.com Specialized care.

Gabber September 2 September 8, 2010

Register Now for 2nd
Annual Chili Cookoff
Registrations are coming in fast
for the Second Annual Industrial
Strength Chili Cookoff on Saturday,
September 25. Only 20 cooks will
be accepted in this year's cookoff, so
early registration is suggested. This
event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30
Entry deadline is September 20
for the chili tasting and judging

This Coast Guard Approved Boating C e
is offered by the U.S. Power Squad
Every Monday star
Sept. 13th 7-9pi
Sail Center, Demons L;Iing,
St. Petersburg
Satifies Florida's education require
for boaters under 21. C
You may receive Insurance Discountis
for completing this course. .

Retirement 2010
The economy has changed, the world has changed, and the rules have changed
Has your retirement plan changed to meet the times?

Seniors Early Bird Dinner
Wednesday September 8th, 6:30pm
Gigi's Italian Restaurant
6852 Gulfport Blvd., S. Pasadena, FL.
MUSTR.S.V.P.LimJitedSeatin ,804i!a B

* Lessons learned from 2008: how to crash-proof your retirement.
* Why your IRA/401(K) is a likely for tax increases and how to defend yourself
* How to eliminate market losses and STILL participate in the market's recovery.
* A new 2010 tax law that makes everyone regardless of income eligible to
convert to a tax-free Roth IRA. Is this the right move for you?
3 out of 5 retirees will now outlive their savings. Learn action
steps you can take right away to avoid being one of them.
What to do with your 401K, 403B, or other retirement plan
S from a previous employer.

Retirement Systems 1.

This is an educational program only.
There is no cost or obligation, and nothing will be sold.
Compliments of Integrity Retirement Systems.
For 1st Time Attendees Only

event. The entry fee is only $25 and
includes an IAC membership and
commemorative apron.Check the
Industrial Arts Center website for
details at www.IndustrialArtsCenter.
First, second and third place winners
will receive hand blown chili pepper
trophies. Attendees will have an
opportunity to vote for the People's
Choice Award at a cost of $1 per vote.
Proceeds will support the Industrial
Arts Center operating fund. Event

September 22nd
Bus Departs
Town Shores of Gulfport
3:30 pm Sharp
$30 per person
$20 free play
+ $5 meal voucher
+ $5 deferred voucher
Call Valantyna
727-345-1237 V

Gabber September 2 September 8, 2010

tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for
For more information call
727-289-9365 or visit www.

Labor Day Fish Fry
at Lions Club
The annual Gulfport Lions
Labor Day Fish Fry is on Monday,
September 6, at their den at 4630
Tifton Drive S., in Gulfport (right
behind the Marina) from noon to
6 p.m. rain or shine.
The menu features a great supply
of freshly fried Pollack, homemade
hushpuppies and cole slaw, baked
beans, tartar sauce, coffee and iced
tea. At a cost of $8 per person (for all
you can eat) you can bring out the
entire family. Plenty of tickets will
be available at the door, or contact
any of your Lion friends.
This is a Gulfport Lions Activities
Project, with all of the net proceeds
generated to be allocated to their
community outreach programs,
especially Sight First activities, as
are all of their fund-raiser projects
(Spaghetti Suppers, Pancake
Breakfasts, Shrimp Boil, etc.).
Come be a part of this popular
annual social event. They will also be
hosting the Shrimp Boil on October
16, at the Gulfport 100th Birthday
Bash at the beach. If you need
directions call them at the Lions
Den on Labor Day at 321-7859.

WE GO THERE! 321-6965


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iod St. Petersburg, FL 33711 327

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The only Private Beach in this area.
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A Patriot Day Tribute
The City of South Pasadena will
be honoring first responders, and
veterans, and remembering those
who have fallen in the war on terror-
ism on Saturday, September 11 at
Galatea Garden, 7015 Sunset Drive
South. The ceremony will start at
8:30 a.m. with a moment of silence at
8:46 a.m.

Audition for "Murder
in Green Meadows"
The Gulfport Community Players
will be holding auditions for a thriller
by Douglas Post entitled INlui-l.-i-
in Green Meadows" on September


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6 and 7. Auditions begin at 7 p.m.
and will be held at the Players' Back
Door Theater, located at 1619 49
Street S. in Gulfport. The play will
be performed at the Catherine A.
Hickman Theater of Gulfport from
November 4 through 14.
The director for this play will be
Bill Rucker and he needs two men
and two women, in their 30's to 40's
for his cast. Auditions will be cold
reading from the script. For more
information, contact Bill at 727-
388-0395 or 727-641-0367.
All interested actors are
urged to try out for a part. For
more information, visit www.

Consignment Cottage Now Open
P, Pre-fabulous Furniture & Home Decor
w Antiques w Keepers
r- Collectibles r Fun in the Sun Flags,
Kites & Windsocks
350 Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach
Corer of Corey Ave. & Blind Pass Rd.
P 727-498-8778

Clothes to Kids
Seeks Volunteers
Clothes To Kids (CTK) is actively
seeking adult and youth volunteers
at their St. Pete and Clearwater store
locations. Adults can enjoy assisting
shoppers; perform administrative
tasks or sort clothing. School has
started and many youths are seeking
volunteer hours. CTK offers youths
in grades 9 through 12 a fun and
rewarding way to earn volunteer
CTK has an exceptional high school
youth volunteer program. CTK is on
the approved list for Pinellas County
Schools Learning Service Hours
for Bright Futures, CAS and other
volunteer requirements. Join young
people from throughout Pinellas
County in an awesome atmosphere
with flexible hours and a rewarding
experience helping children in your
own community.
For information in St. Pete call 727-
327-7100; in Clearwater call 727-441-
5050 or visit www.ClothesToKids.
org. CTK locations are in Clearwater
at 1059 N. Hercules Ave. and our
new store in St. Pete at 3251 Third
Avenue N.
Clothes To Kids, a nonprofit
organization, provides free clothing
to low-income, school-age children in
Pinellas County, free of charge. For
more information, call 441-5050 or
visit www.ClothesToKids.org.

Traumatic Brain Injury
Support Group
If you're interested in joining a TBI
support group here in Gulfport please
call Annie Shuri at 727-345-1869.

Sprin Specials, Cal fo ,Is l apintment

Gabber September 2r- September 8, 2010


La Fogata and Bellini's have now merged.

off-season and expanded Bellini's menu.

Burgers, Salads, Sandwiches, and Entrees

all under $20

OPEN at 1pm For Geckofest Come In and Cool Off
with Our Special Sandwich & Beer for $6.00

Expanded seating.

Happy Hour 5-7pm

www.bellinisonline.com 1 727-327-4222


Beta Sigma Phi
Laureate Epsilon Theta chapter
will begin the new sorority year with
the first regular meeting being held
on Wednesday, September 8 at the
home of Elaine Penner. Elaine will
present the program. This year as our
theme is "New Path to Friendship",
members will present programs
throughout the year about the many
explorers and their accomplishments.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
The executive board will meet on
Tuesday, September 7 at 7 p.m. at
the home of Sharon Ingram.
If you would like to learn more
about Beta Sigma Phi, please contact
Susan Henry at 244-8045.
For more information, please contact
Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

BPW to Meet
Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor will
be the speaker at the Business and
Professional Women's Club meeting,
Thursday, September 2. Chief Castor
will speak on non-traditional jobs
and her experiences as Tampa's
police chief.
BPW St. Pete/Pinellas will also
recognize Chief Castor during
the meeting for her outstanding
achievement as a woman in a non-
traditional job and her exemplary
performance of her duties during the
recent tragedy that took the lives of
two Tampa police officers.
Chief Castor is a pioneer in her
profession. She was the first woman
elected president of her police
academy class 25 years ago. Her
appointment to police chief (she
commands a force of 1,000) was the

South Pasadena
Civic Association
By Agnes Stebelton
The South Pasadena Civic
Association will hold its first
meeting of the season on
Wednesday, September 8 at 1:30
p.m. at City Hall. We will be
accepting membership dues along
with an ice cream social. We are
also sponsoring a baseball game on
Tuesday, September 28, Tampa Bay
Rays vs. Baltimore Oriole. Tickets
are $19. Free transportation. For
tickets, call Agnes at 347-5292.

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culmination of several leadership
roles in the department including
patrol, narcotics, family violence, sex
crimes, criminal intelligence, and
Also, the Pinellas County Supervisor
of Elections office will have a table
outside the meeting from 11:30 until
1:30 so that members, guests and
general citizens can register to vote,
change their voting addresses or ask
questions. The table will also be set
up for citizens before and during
BPW meetings on September 2 and
September 16.


BPW meets at 400 Beach Seafood
and Tap House located at 400
Beach Drive NE in St. Petersburg.
Networking begins at 11:30 a.m.
and the meeting begins at 12 noon.
Meetings are open to the public but
reservations (see below) must be
made by noon the Tuesday prior to
the meeting. Cost: $16 for members
and $21 for visitors.
For more information or for
contact information visit www.
BPWStPetePinellas.org or to reserve
email RSVP@BPWStPetePinellas.
org or call 727-471-8248.

Since 1986
Grand 3121 Beach Blvd.
Opening 3 9 n4-1 9
This Friday Beer & Food Open Tues. Sun. for lunch
Specials All Day! Tues.-Sat. 11:30 9 or later
Sun. 11:30 3pm
Taste of the Islands
Shipyard Pumkin Ale & Magic Hat #9 on draft


Blue Crabs
All Sizes

While Supplies Last!


$10e per lb.
While Supplies Last!


$1 >95
12 per lb.
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Metaphysical Community Church
1950 2nd Ave. No., St. Petersburg, FL. 33713
(727) 822-8628
(727) 822-3157
Sunday Service, 11:00 am
Monday, Course in Miracles, 7 pm
Sat. 9/4 PYSCHIC FAIR 12 -3 pm *
Thurs 9/9 Paganism in the 21st Century,
7-8:30pm (8 Wks) with Rev. Liz Dale
Visit our Website for Events & Programs

Seeks Vendors
If you are afoodvendor, craftvendor or
local eateryintere stedin particip ating
in Most Holy Name's Fall Festival,
send your contact information
to noleloverl@aol.com or fax to
727-343-6420. In the subject line
enter "Oktoberfest 2010" and a
reservation form with fees and
details of the festival will be e-mailed
or direct mailed to you.

Food vendors will be stationed
outdoors and the Arts and Crafts Fair
will be held inside the Maria Center
throughout the 4-day festival. Space
is limited both outside and inside
and will be assigned on a first come
first serve basis. Reservation forms
are also available in the rectory office
of Most Holy Name Church at 5800
15 Avenue S. in Gulfport.
We are also inviting entertainment
groups or individuals, singers,
dancers to come join in the fun during
this event. If you are interested in
introducing yourself to public in a
fun and family environment, this is
he place for you. Contact information
should be sent to the above fax
number or email address.
The "Oktoberfest" fall festival has
been an annual event in Gulfport for
over 30 years and will be held October
7 through October 10. This is a fun
weekend including rides, games,
food, dancing and entertainment.

Please Patronize
Our Advertisers

8 am & 10 am
Children's Nursery Provided
Adult Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am
Children's Sunday School 10:00 am
Dr. Mike Wetzel, Pastor
1271 Pinellas Bayway, Tierra Verde, FL. 33715
(behind te Mercantile Bank)
(727) 866-7362
Please Mae las ToSA333in

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

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

Worship with us Sunday
mornings at 10 am
Get info now at kingofpeacemcc.com

727-323-5857 3150 5th Ave. N., St. Pete

Unitarian Universalist
United Fellowship
5721 Central Ave.
We are a lay led Fellowship guided by truth,
reason and tolerance. We invite you to
discover Unitarian Universalism with us.
Discussion 10:15 AM
Program 11:00 AM

Join Us For
Sunday 9am Holy Eucharist
Wednesday Healing Eucharist 11am
Our Thrift Store is open
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Proceeds benefit Emergency 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


September to
St. Mary's National Catholic Church,
2175 Pinellas Point Drive S. in St.
Petersburg, will present a Patriotic
Service on Sunday, September 12 at
11 a.m. Come pray for our veterans
as well as active service men and
women. Lunch at noon.

Unity World Day
of Prayer
Unity Temple of Truth Church, 511
Prescott Street S. in St. Petersburg,
will honor World Day of Prayer on
Thursday, September 9. Events
include Silent Prayer in the Sanctuary
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and a Prayer &
Healing Service at 6 p.m.

Rosh Hashana at
Beth-El Shalom
Come and observe this special time
of Rosh Hashanah at Beth-El Shalom
as they celebrate the New Year and
begin the time of the High Holy Days
on Wednesday, September 8 at 7 p.m.
Come hear the shofar blown close to
100 times and taste the special Rosh
Hashanah foods. Beth-El Shalom
Messianic Congregation is located at

Schedule of Worship
Sunday Worship
8:00 AM & 10:00 AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM
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the corner of 17th St. and 29th Ave.
N. in St. Petersburg. All are welcome,
free admission. For more information
and pre-registration please call
345-7777 or go to their website www.


A Church areas:
S152 107th Ave. (near ockT, 10am
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Join us next Sunday!
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Contemporary Service
Sunday School for all ages

11:00 am Traditional Service
227 70th Street S. (2nd Ave. S. at Pasadena Ave.) St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Phone 727-381-2499 www.pasadenacommunitychurch.org

9:00 am
10:00 am

First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport


S Childcare Available
Sunday School 9:15a
Traditional Serv. 10:30a
Fellowship for all 11:30a

First Friday Art Walk
Celebrate an old tradition at the
Gulfport First Friday Art Walk on
Friday, September 3 from 6-10 p.m.
and absorb Gulfport's authentic
"Old Florida" atmosphere. Peruse
the work of over 50 artists and
crafters, as well as authors, antique
dealers and entertainers stretched
over a half-mile up and down scenic
Beach Boulevard. While browsing
the art and craft booths, don't miss
Gulfport's unique shops, boutiques

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Wednesday, Sept. 8th, 7pm
The feast of trumpets. The beginning of the Jewish New Year. Ji
The time to make sure our names are in the Book of Life.

Tom SLippur
h Friday, Sept. 17th, 7pm
SThe feast of Attonement, Come and observe this most holy day of the
year with us at Beth-El Shalom and see why we do not need to fear
Death or the judgement. '
Friday, September 24th, 7pm
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wilderness after we came out of Egypt. Learn how this represents
heaven and how you can have the assurance of being there.

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and galleries. Enjoy dinner at one
of over a dozen fine restaurants
within the Art District, now one of
the foremost dining destinations in
the Bay Area. Live entertainers will
be appearing at venues throughout
the Village. Observe the talented
artists at work all along Beach and
Shore Boulevards. The Industrial
Art Center continues to offer "Blow
Your Own Glass Masterpiece" mini
classes by master glass blower
Jackie Ballard and the IAC team.

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Gulfport Art Walk takes place on
the First Friday and Third Saturday
of every month, year-round. Parking
is always free and free trolley rides
are available from off-site parking
areas. Pet and family friendly!
Experience a unique dining,
shopping and cultural experience
unlike any other. Once you discover
Gulfport, Tampa Bay's "best kept
secret", you'll want to come back for
For information on the Gulfport
Merchants Association and Gulfport
events, please visit www.gulfportma.
com. The Gulfport Art Walk and
event recorded information line
is 866-ART-WALK. Artists and
Crafters interested in participating
can find more information and
download an application at www.

SPOT Pet Festival
& Adoptathon
SPOT ...Stop Pet Overpopulation
Together is teaming up with a few
local rescue groups for an adoptathon
through Friday September 3 from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. SPOT is celebrating
completing 5,000 spay and neuter
surgeries since opening in March of
2009. They are having a special $10
vaccine clinic, raffles, goodie bags
and more!
SPOT Spay & Neuter clinic is
located at 4403 62 Avenue in Pinellas
Park. For more information, visit
their website www.SPOTusa.org or
call 727-329-8657.

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to become a member and enter our
shows. On Saturday, September 11
at 1 p.m. there will be a reception
for the winners of the show. There
will be an art demonstration by a
professional artist. Both events
will take place in The Treasure
Island City Hall Auditorium, 120
108 Avenue. Refreshments will be
All our workshops are starting.
They are a good way to brush up
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Wednesday at the Community
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finest creative minds. The theme; Alice in Wonderland
and Geckos. Don't ask me how they got put together, but
because it's Gulfport, it worked... beautifully.
Who knew there were so many Mad Hatters and Rabbits
in this town? The Queen of Hearts was so popular, there
were several decks represented. And of course, Alice, in
her blue and white frock, was the star of the show. She was
seen all at once dancing on the patio, sipping a cocktail
at the bar and sitting with friends on the Peninsula Inn
porch, a feat only possible by the magic that is the Gecko
The food was wonderful, the band fantastic and the fun
was contagious. There were just as many Gecko costumes,
some sewn on hats, dresses, shoes, and metal. The Inn
was awash in little white lights and white bunting; it
was truly enchanting. The silent auction featured many
donated pieces from local area artists. The money raised
will go towards the Gulfport Centennial celebration later
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Nature showed up in the form of a deluge that soaked the
outside decks and bars, filled the beer tubs to the brim with
water and forced the party-goers to dash inside the Six
Tables room, the porch and the lobby of the Inn. But spirits
were hardly dampened and the special drink of the evening,
Gecko-tinis flowed like a green river. Really, it was green....
Like a gecko....
"We took the whole Inn over," said organizers Daniel
Hodge and Mike McCue. "We have all the rooms so guests
could stay here after the party."
Suzy King arrived with an entourage; Alice, Rabbit, the
Mad Hatter, a tea party member, and Suzy herself as the
Queen of Hearts.
Daniel and Mike were Mad Hatters, along with council
member Sam Henderson and several others whose various
hats stood straight up from their heads. It made walking
indoors a bit dicey.
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After School Child
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Registrations for the 2010-2011
School Year Child Care Program
are ongoing for children who will
be entering Kindergarten through
age 14. Bus transportation is
available from Gulfport Montessori,
Pasadena Fundamental and Bear
Creek Elementary. Program hours
are until 5:30 p.m. with extended
hours available until 6 p.m. for an
extra charge. Annual registration
fee is $15 for residents and $100 for
non-residents with monthly fees of

$133 for residents and $266 for non-
residents. Packets are available at the
Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd.
S. Hours of registration are Monday-
Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Please call
893-1068 for any information.

Tot-Time Program
Ongoing registrations are currently
being accepted for the 2010-2011
Tot Time Program. The Tot Time
Program is a pre-school, hands-on
program for children ages 3-5. The
program aims to make learning fun
for children and helps prepare them
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non-residents. Program hours are
from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Hours for pre-
registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Monday-Friday. Proof of residency
is required for Gulfport residents.
Classes begin September 7. Call
893-1068 for more information.

GEMS Health &
Wellness Day Pass
A Health & Wellness Day Pass
on the GEMS bus is available for
Gulfport seniors on the first Tuesday
of every month. You don't have to be
a registered GEMS member for this
trip. Only $1 round trip to one of the
following areas: Senior Center Fitness
Room; Gulfport Beach; Gulfport Art
Village Courtyard; any of Gulfport's
lovely parks; and Gulfport Public
Library. (Smallfee connectedwith the
Senior Center Fitness Center). Trips
are subsidized by the Gulfport Senior
Center Foundation. Call GEMS at
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Egmont Key:
Then and Now
There will be a presentation about
Egmont Key: Then and Now on
Wednesday, September 15 at 7 p.m.
at Tampa Bay Watch, 3000 Pinellas
Bayway South, Tierra Verde.
Today Egmont Key is a National
Wildlife Refuge and Florida State
Park, but that wasn't always so.
Learn about Egmont Key when it was
the home of Fort Dade and a bustling
town of 300 people. Learn about the
162 year history of the Egmont Key
lighthouse. They will also take a look
at the natural processes that formed
the island, the forces eroding it away,
and its importance to wildlife. The
speaker is Richard Johnson, Egmont
Key Alliance. Free.
For more information, contact Barb
Howard, Friends of the Tampa Bay
National Wildlife Refuges, 343-1272.

See Tampa Bay in a
Whole New Way
ST. PETE BEACH- The ever-popular
"Senior Excursions" return to the
St. Pete Beach Community Center
this Fall and let guests see popular
attractions all over Tampa Bay
without the hassles of driving, tolls
and parking. The trips kick off on
Friday, September 3 and run every
Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., leaving
from the St. Pete Beach Community
Center at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.
Trips are just $10 for St. Pete Beach
residents and $12.50 for others;
additional entry fees may apply.

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Upcoming excursions will travel
to local museums and aquariums,
festivals, great shopping and more.
Seniors can also participate in weekly
"Luncheon Excursions" for a real
taste of Tampa Bay. Call 363-9245
for details or see a full list of trips on

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them for the "22nd Street Soul Food
Festival." The cookout takes place
on Saturday, September 11, from 10
a.m. until 6 p.m. It's all about the
history, the music and the food! Free
admission and free parking at 420
22nd Street S. Call 727-455-5130 for
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sailing sessions. Students will put
classroom theories into practice
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Lete Mr. Steve Donahue and Mr. Ernie
Let rs Webb have shown both their lack
Council Workshops of understanding and their lack of
respect for the Gulfport community
Dear Editor: I was unaware of the with their approach and are clearly
the dog beach workshop recently. only interested in making money
Unfortunately after reading about with this venture, not becoming part
the decision in the Gabber last week, of what makes Gulfport so special.
I do understand why the suggestion My partner and I often bring
was turned down. our five-year-old daughter to the
However, I have attended Council downtown waterfront businesses
meetings before and I find them and spend a lot of money there. But I
very frustrating when there can be want the Gulfport merchants to know
NO outside participation from the that if this new business creates an
residents. We are made to just sit atmosphere inappropriate for the
and listen to the councils discussions family life we have always valued in
and NOT ALLOWED ANY outside Gulfport, we will no longer patronize
opinions, their establishments and will instead
Therefore when the comment is take our money and our business
made that there were only three elsewhere. And I can assure you we
people in attending, my question is are not the only Gulfport family, gay
"Why should even three people be or straight, who feels this way.
there?'. The decision will be made if I urge the Gulfport city
three or 30 show up. administration, merchants and
In all my years of corporate residents not to support this business
experiences, a workshop was always in any way until Mr. Donahue andMr.
a coming together for a meeting Webb can demonstrate their respect
of the minds with all the different for the entire Gulfport community
perspectives and solutions and work and prove their intention to foster
around from interested parties a community environment in which
included. everyone can feel welcome, safe and
Bonnie Bray comfortable.
STiffany Anderson-Taylor

Lack of Respect
For Gulfport
Dear Editor: I was appalled over
the article about the gay bar opening
up in downtown Gulfport.
As a gay woman, I have no issues
with a gay-owned establishment
opening in Gulfport; they are not the
first gay-owned business here and
will certainly not be the last. But
welcoming only the gay community
as patrons? Touting Gulfport as the
sexiest gay beach in the Tampa Bay
area? Using pictures of half-naked
men in an advertising campaign that
in no way reflects the true nature of
Gulfport life?

Welcome New Gay Bar
Dear Editor: "No way" says
"Gulfport's gay community" to the
proposed new gay bar in Gulfport?
Just how many "gay community"
members were asked before arriving
at this specious conclusion for your
headline? By the way, how many
straight people did you ask? How
many business owners? We're all in
this together, after all.
The article is all about stirring a pot
of innuendo about a new business
that is following the rules and looking
for a home in what we purport to be
a gay-friendly city. The article even

got the name of the business wrong,
calling it Dive Bar and Lounge. It's
actually called Dive Bar and Grill,
featuring a full menu and large
restaurant area.
The track record for success by these
owners is impressive. That's what
we need here; not another failed
business in a high-profile corner of
downtown. Their success is and will
be our success.
The article makes a comparison to
Ybor City businesses operated by
these owners as a basis for jumping to
conclusions about this new business
and conjuring images of sleaze. All of
this before the doors even open. Who
says they want to be exclusive only
for the GLBT community?
If you do wish to compare this to
their other businesses, read this
quote from today's issue of St. Pete
Times about the owners' G.Bar in
Ybor City: "G.Bar isn't just a place
for gay men- or lesbians, for that
matter. Straight girls actually dig
the place..." Personally, I welcome
this new business with open arms, as
do many, many others here.
Gulfport: welcoming, fun, inclusive
community? Or provincial, pinch-
nosed backwater? I know which one
I want us to be. Gulfport, if you are
the gay-friendly town that you claim
to be, walk the walk!
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Letters to the Editor
Please keep letters to the editor as brief and to the point as possible.
Letters must be typedin upper and lower case on plain white paper or emailed to
publisher@thegabber.com. One letter per author every four weeks.
All letters are printed and edited for length and content at the discretion of
the editors.
The Gabber encourages and welcomes all letters.
The views and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily
represent the views of the publishers, staff or advertisers.

Blame it on Rio
Gulfcoast Oncology Foundation
is sponsoring a Brazilian evening
entitled Blame it on Rio. This event
will feature a Brazilian show, dinner,
silent and live auction. All proceeds
are to financially benefit cancer
patients and their families during
difficult times. The event will be
held on September 11 from 7 p.m. to
midnight at the Kapok Gardens in
Clearwater. Reservations and tickets
are available by calling Jane or Chris
at 727-821-0017.

Rep. Waters to Address
St. Peterburg GOP
Former State Representative and
current member of the Seminole
City Council, Leslie Waters will
address the members and guests of
the St. Petersburg Republican Club.
She will address the constitutional
amendments that will appear on
the November ballot, to include
the controversial amendment
4, also known as the Hometown
Democracy amendment. Following

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Representative Waters presentation
she will answer questions from
the audience. Everyone is invited
to attend and participate in the
Question and Answer session.
Representative Waters represented
the people of House District 51 and
was elected and re-elected four times.
During her distinguished career, Mrs.
Waters served and chaired numerous
committees and was elected by her
peers to the coveted Speaker Pro-
Tem position.

The meeting will be held on
Wednesday, September 8 at 7 p.m
in the Piccadilly Cafeteria located at
1900 34 St. No. St. Petersburg.
For more information, contact Gail
Hebert at 526-2492.

Rotary Club Meets
The Rotary Club of St. Pete West
meets Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. at the
Treasure Island Yacht & Tennis
Club, 400 Treasure Island Causeway,
in the third floor conference room.

IAC Marks Second
Gulfport's innovative arts teaching
facility, the Industrial Arts Center,
will kick off a month of events and
activities to celebrate its second
anniversary the weekend of Gecko
Fest, September 3 and 4.
September's featured artist, award-
winning sculptor Sean Alton, will
demonstrate his unique large scale
copper enameling technique during
the Gulfport Art Walk, Friday
evening, September 3, at around
8 p.m. From 7 10 p.m., the public
is also invited to Blow a Glass
Masterpiece from the IAC's seven-
course glass blowing menu.

Alton will demonstrate again during
Gecko Fest on Saturday, September
4, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Joining him
at Gecko Fest will be Gulfport artist
Eric Folsom, who will demonstrate
his metalsmithing skills throughout
the afternoon. Both artists will also
be teaching a variety of classes at the
Industrial Arts Center this fall.
Also kicking off in September will be
the IAC's first Hot Glass Prep School
workshop. This workshop is for glass
blowing students who have completed
both classes in the Fun With Hot
Glass series, or who have other
previous glass blowing experience.
Prep School is designed to teach
students the skills they will need to
work independently during the IAC's
new Instructor Assisted Studio. To

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will have to complete the Prep School
workshop and all required pre-
requisites. Final approval by master
glass blower Jackie Ballard is also
The Industrial Arts Center's annual
360 Degree Club membership
campaign also starts officially on
Gecko Fest weekend. "Our goal each
year is to raise $36,000 for our basic
operating fund by enlisting 360
members of this exclusive group,"
says IAC President Lynn DiVenuti.
"By making a donation of only $100,
each 360 Degree Club member
contributes a building block for our
operating fund in the coming year."
In return for their donation, 360
Degree Club members will receive
one of the IAC's fused glass Gulfport
Centennial pins, free admission to
the Chili Cookoff and other special
events throughout the next year, and
a $35 discount on every adult class.
Wrapping up the month will be
the Second Annual Industrial
Strength Chili Cookoff on Saturday,
September 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Registration is open now. Rules
and registration forms are available
at www.industrialartscenter.org.
Entertainment at this year's cookoff
will be provided by Silk Heat.
More classes coming up in September
and October will include a Saturday
Kids Art Club, mosaics, and glass
For more information, call
the Industrial Arts Center at
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Reserve Space for
City-Wide Yard Sale
of St. Pete Beach is hosting its
biannual community-wide yard
sale on Saturday, September 18
from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the St. Pete
Beach Community Center, 7701
Boca Ciega Drive. St. Pete Beach
and surrounding city residents can
clean out their closets to make some
extra money or come seeking great
bargains on tons of items. Spaces 10'
by 10' are $10 for SPB residents and
$12.50 for non-residents. Registration
begins Monday, August 2 and spots
fill up fast! Call 363-9245 for more

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Save Our Strays is a no-kill non-profit
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not maintain a shelter facility and is
in serious need of additional foster
homes for its felines. They are not
able to accept new felines when they
have no available foster homes for
them. They also need volunteers to
transport felines to/from veterinarian
appointments etc. Ifyou are interested
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Council to Give Public
Bay Area Real Estate Council will
sponsor monthly presentations by
area real estate and business lawyers
on topics of interest to the general
public every third Saturday of the
month from 10 a.m. Noon. This
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September 18, 2010 through August
20, 2011. This event is free and open
to the public. For more information,
contact 813-368-2173 or email

Free Italian Lessons
The Italian-American Society of St.
Petersburg will begin the next series
of free Italian lessons on Thursday,
September 9, at the Gulfport Senior
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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You had
an idea about what it would be like
to know a certain person well, and it
turns out the reality isn't much like
that at all. In some ways, it's better
-- focus on that. The ways in which
this relationship is less than what
you wanted it to be are irrelevant. It
is what it is. Take it or leave it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Why
waste energy wanting people to be
other than what they are? There is
one person you have had trouble with
in the past. You now feel differently.
You accept the way he is and do
not feel the need to change a thing
about him. This person will sense
the unconditional love and gravitate
toward you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You
are not blind to the faults of others
-- oh, you can see them, all right.
But you won't let on that you know
what they are. It's called being a
good friend. It's also called minding
your own business. And you would
appreciate it if your friends behaved
with the same decorum, although
unfortunately some won't.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
You are so close to your work that you
cannot see it. You have only the most
cursory idea about what your talents
really are. When you can finally
break away from the small picture
and mix it up in the big real world,
you'll experience the broad range of
abilities out there and appreciate
fully how you fit in.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
Doing what's in front of you and doing
it well is easy for you. But to actively
seek a role other than the one your
parents, friends and colleagues give
to you, well, that takes a great deal
of initiative, daring and imagination.
You have all those qualities in you
and more. This is your week to go for
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You
will be the very definition of the term

"easy going" this week. Your opinion
won't always match up to the popular
one of the moment, and yet you can
see why people think the way they
do. And you don't feel the need to
take issue with every discrepancy or
social slight. Yours is an all-around
fantastic attitude.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You
may be a bit more forceful than you
usually would be about getting your
way. That's only because you sense so
clearly how this will be great for not
only you, but for everyone involved.
It's almost as though you can see into
the future. And maybe you can. Now
all you have to do is convince the
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You
are on your own schedule and will
go merrily along paying no mind to
any imposed timetable. It just so
happens that this week you will wind
up being early or prompt in regard
to the secret expectations of others.
However, this is a coincidence that
just tends to happen when you march
to your own drummer.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll
jump in even when you know the
task is way over your head. Your
approach may not be pretty. You'll
feel like you're flailing your limbs
about just to keep afloat. But the
fact is, you will keep afloat. You'll
learn how to do it. And you'll soon be
swimming with the ultimate grace.
Everyone has to start somewhere.
GEMINI (hl.,y 21-June 21). You
have a tendency to drop your personal
ambitions in order to fulfill the
demands involved in simply making
a living. Going for your dreams and
earning enough to sustain a decent
lifestyle do not have to be two
mutually exclusive pictures. You can
earn money doing what makes your
heart sing. Work on it this week.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You
don't have oodles of time to waste

now. There's important business
to handle. Save yourself the excess
drama, and skip the big Wizard of
Oz story. Just be appreciative of the
home you have and the people who
make it good. You don't need to go to
Munchkinland in order to get some
color in your world.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You have
been thinking about the kind of
days you would like to experience.
Your imagined ideal day is not so
far off from your typical 24-hour
cycle, but there are a few key
differences. You'll focus on them
this week and will find shortcuts to
creating the kind of moments you
once only dreamed about.
This Week's Birthdays: It's your
year to bring up your entire group.
You will adopt a winning attitude,
and it will catch on. You are strong
and steady, but be careful not to be too
stoic in matters of friendship. Loved
ones need to know that you care and
that you need their love as much as
they need yours. A deal this month
favors you, and another exchange in
October nets you even more money
-- you're on a role. November brings
romance and travel. January marks
the start of a new plan, and your
personal life adapts to fit.

Music at Gulfport
Beach Pavilion
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
"Copa Jane"
Wednesday, 1-3 p.m.
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Friday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Good 01' Boys Bill Howeth &
Wayne Howeth, Jr.
Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Italian American accordion by
Woody for fun & dancing
Donations accepted
Weather permitting

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Musical Revue
at St. Petersburg
Little Theatre
St. Petersburg Little Theatre will
present a musical revue preview of
their upcoming season on Sunday,
September 12. Donation of $15
includes a reception with light
refreshments at 2 p.m., the musical
revue at 3 p.m. and your entry into
drawings for door prizes.
An official fundraiser for the theatre,
this trip through their 2010 2011
season begins with a rousing opening
number, then musically transports
you by way of song and dance through
seasons past and future. Showcasing
applause-winning performances
from entertainers that you've seen,
loved and cheered for on stage, it's
an afternoon dedicated to all things
Call the box office today at 866-1973
and reserve your tickets.

Lifeguard Certification
Class Offered
ST. PETE BEACH- The St. Pete
Beach Aquatic Center is offering
classes to become a certified
Lifeguard. Students must be at
least 15 years old and complete a
mandatory swimming/diving test and
pre-course on September 9. Classes
are held Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. for the duration of the
session, running from September 14
to October 7. The class fee is $125 for
residents and $150 for non-residents,
books not included. Classes are
located at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic
Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, and
all interested participants can stop by
to register in person. Contact the pool
at 363-9264 for more information.

Community Band
Resumes Rehearsals
The South Pasadena Community
Band has announced that rehearsals
will resume Thursday, September
9 at the South Pasadena City Hall
located at 7047 Sunset Drive S. The
bandrehearses on Thursday evenings
from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. through May
and presents public concerts monthly
with the exception of January.
New members are invited to join
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the band. Max Millspaugh, Musical
Director, said "we always welcome
adult musicians who enjoy reading
band scores and who enjoy the
discipline ofpreparing andpresenting
community band concerts". The
band is typically a 55 member group
and concerts feature themes which
facilitate a wide variety of musical
The band anticipates a new venue
for its winter concerts. Outdoor
concerts are held in the band's shell
in Galatia Garden. The concert

season will be announced soon. The
board of directors will hold a meeting
September 2 in the City Hall. Anyone
seeking further information may
contact Band President Ronald Stoll
at 727-345-4502.

Seniors' Chat Room
Experience table topics with the
Gulfport Senior Center's Chat Room
every Friday at 2 p.m. The Center
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mygulfport.us and
City Departments,
Rec. Center.

follow the links:
Leisure services,

Open Gym- Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
Open Gameroom- Mon.-Fri., 10
a.m.-2 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20
Teen Night Teens, age's middle
school to 17. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9
p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
PROGRAM Grades K-5, (up to age
14 on in-service days). Transportation
provided from Pasadena Fundamental,
Bear Creek Elementary and Gulfport
ISTRATION for the 2010-2011 Tot
Time Program are currently being ac-
cepted. Hours for registration are from
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
A non-refundable annual registration
fee of $15 for residents and $100 for
non-residents is required to secure a

spot. Proof of residency is required for
Gulfport residents. The Tot Time Pro-
gram is a pre-school, hands-on program
for children ages 3-5. The program
aims to make learning fun for children
and helps prepare them for Kindergar-
ten. Two, three and five-day monthly
options are available. Program hours
are from 8:30a.m.-12:00p.m. Classes
begin September 7, 2010. Call 893-
1068 for more information.

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

CLASSES Call instructor for
more information
* Belly Dance Tues., 6:45 p.m. Call
Daniela at 561-302-6174.
* Body Sculpt Returns in the Fall.
Call Billie at 239-313-0876.
* Fencing Wed., 4:30 & 5:30 p.m. Call
Jim Campoli at 813-855-3112.
* Gymnastics Fri., 5:30 p.m. Call
Barbara at 804-9400.
* Karate Mon. & Thurs., 6:30 p.m.
Call Diane at 459-1399.

* Noisemakers Call Gabe at 345-
* Tai Chi -Thurs., 9 a.m at
Scout Hall Moves back to the
Rec. Center Sept. 9th. Call
Marge at 345-6708.
* Tennis Tues., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and
6 p.m. Call Jack at 430-0690.
* Watercolor with Patsi -Beginners/
Intermediate-Thurs., 6:45p.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 Returns in the Fall. Call
Daniela at 561-302-6174.

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

Gulfport Library

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

Gulfport Creative Short Story
Writers: Every Wednesday, 10:00
One-on-One Computer Instruc-
tion: By appointment only--contact
Alex Hooks at the Reference Desk, or
call 893-1073.
SummerCoffee/Talk Movie: Thurs-
day, September 9, 1:30 pm. "In Cold
Blood," based on the book by Truman
Capote, and starring Robert Blake.
(Columbia, 1967, 1 hour and 44 min-
Suncoast Computer Users: Thurs-
day, September 9, 6:00 pm.
Scrapbookers Club for Teens &
Adults: Saturday, September 11,
1:00 pm. Bring your pictures, books
and questions, and prepare to have a

great time! Make beautiful pages of
memories for yourself and your fam-
ily. Some supplies available, but you
furnish your own 12x12 scrapbook al-
bum. FMI, contact Kay Boatwright
SummerCoffee/Talk Book Club:
Thursday, September 16, 10:00 am.
Our summer series, "Pushed to the
Limit," continues with In Cold Blood, by
Truman Capote. Stop by the Reference
Desk to pick up a discussion guide and
reserve a copy of the book.
Real Estate Law Program: Saturday,
September 18, 10:00 am. You are cor-
dially invited to attend this new series
of presentations offered by members of
the Bay Area Real Estate Council on
the third Saturday of each month. Free

and open to the public.
Genealogy Discussion Group: Sat-
urday, September 25, 1:00 pm. This is
not a formal class, just an opportunity
to meet and share experiences and in-
formation with others interested in
delving into their family history.


Open Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm
& Saturday: 10 am-4 pm
All meetings and programs are free
and open to the public

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Slices City Sponsored Activities

S ri in the Community

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

Flat Stanley Joins GEMS!: Flat
Stanley is a new GEMS rider and
already likes the new opportunities
this door-to-door transportation
service provides. He heard about the
Senior Center's Patio Party on Friday,
September 3rd and bought the last
ticket! You can read all about his
experience in next week's Gabber.
Good for Flat Stanley for getting out
and about so soon after signing up! If
you are a Gulfport senior 55 and over,
call GEMS at 893-2242 to see how
YOU can benefit from GEMS.
First Tuesday GEMS Pass: Every
first Tues. Gulfport seniors can ride
GEMS to special locations in Gulfport
to promote Health & Wellness. Round
trip: $1 ($50 Registration fee waived).
Trips include the Senior Center
Fitness Room, Gulfport Library,
Gulfport Beach, Gulfport Art Village
Courtyard, and any of Gulfport lovely
parks. (small fee connected with the
Senior Center Fitness Center). Call
GEMS at 893-2242 for more info.
Flea Market: Don't forget the Senior
Center's Flea Market on Fri. Sept. 3,
9am-noon. Check out the motorized
chair, artwork, walkers, portable baby
bed, jewelry and much, much more!
Tai Chi: Tai Chi Classes are offered
at Scout Hall (5315 28th Ave. S.) on
Thursday at 9am. Starting Sept. 9 Tai
Chi will relocate to the Rec Center.
Must be a registered Senior Center
member to participate.
Patio Party: Sorry, but tickets are
all sold out for the Patio Party on
Fri. Sept. 3 at 11:30am. Not to worry!
Another party will be held in October!
Watch the Gabber for further details.
Free Legal Assistance: Community
Law Program is available at the Senior
Center on Fri. Sept. 17 at 9:30am to
help you with wills, living wills, health
care surrogate, powers of attorney,
etc. Must be 60 yrs. or over and meet
income criteria. Call for more info.
Free Phones for Hearing
Impaired: Amplified telephone will

be distributed free of charge for qualified
Florida residents on Tues. Sept. 21 from
9:30am to 11:30am. Courtesy of Deaf &
Hearing Connection.
Coffee. Cookies and Info on Hearing
Loss: The Deaf & Hearing Connection
(non-profit agency) will share some
exciting information on hearing aids and
devices that help people with hearing
loss in their homes such as door bells,
smoke alarms, alarm clocks, etc. on Tues.
Sept. 21 at 9:30am. Light Refreshments
Inaugural Centennial 5K Fun Run/
Walk: Support the Senior Center
Foundation's fundraiser to improve
Fitness Programs and Equipment at the
Gulfport Senior Center by joining our
upcoming 5K Run/Walk on Sat. Nov. 6
at 8am. Cost: $15 ($20 after Oct. 25).
Amenities include: great T-shirt, goodie
bag, refreshments and more! Forms are
available at the Senior Center or online
at www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
meets on the last Tuesday of every month
at 10am. Newcomers welcome.
Telephone Reassurance: A friendly
phone call each morning is available for
Gulfport seniors who live alone. City
volunteers offer this free service with
your safety in mind. Call now for more
AARP Driving Classes: are held on the
first two Tuesdays of every month from
1-4pm. Call 368-3199 to register and fee
Diabetic Support: Our Diabetic Support
Group meets every Mon. at 10am.
Newcomers welcome.
Art Practice: Mon. at 4pm; Wed. at
1pm, Thurs at 9am. No instructors but
come and work on your own project while
enjoying the company of other artists.
Duplicate Bridge Class: every Mon. at
Language Practice:
Spanish: Beginners and Intermediate,
every Mon. 3-4:30pm
Italian: Beginner Conversation, every
Mon. 5-6pm

Live Chat Room every Friday at
2pm. Share stories and meet new
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!
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

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


5500 Shore Blvd. So.
Fri., Sept. 3, 8pm-12:30am, $11

Ballroom & Social Dancing
Sun., Sept. 5, 6-10pm $7
Every Tuesday
Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm $7
6:30-1st timers, 7-8-Beg. Lesson,
8-10:30pm Practica/Milonga
(No class Aug. 26)

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

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

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Local Obituaries
of Gulfport, passed away on Wednes-
day, Aug. 4, 2010. Services were pre-
viously in Syracuse, NY, on Aug. 10.
A Celebration of Life gathering will
be held in Gulfport on Sunday, Sept.
5 at 3 pm. For details call 727-424-
9414. Please consider a donation in
Katherine's name to Hospice House

Pete Beach, passed away on Aug.
22nd at Hospice House Woodside.
He is survived by his loving family.
ALife Tribute-Largo, 559-7793.

DAVIS, BRIAN, 20, passed away as
a result of a tragic accident on Aug.
24, 2010, in San Diego, CA. Brian, a
Seaman Apprentice in the U.S. Navy,
had just completed training as a so-
nar tech and had received his orders
for Mayport Naval Base in Jackson-
ville. His mother described him as
at the top of his world. He loved the
Navy and was excited about his fu-
ture. He was born Nov. 12, 1989, in
Seminole. He grew up on St. Pete
Beach and graduated in 2008, from
Gibbs High School. He joined the
Navy in November 2009. He is sur-
vived by his mother, Linda Davis,
her long-time boyfriend, Peter Gush-
ee; Brian's maternal grandmother,
Mary Borries, and his girlfriend Ol-
ivia Brooke Smith; his father Jeffrey
Davis; his paternal grandmother,
Barbara Dahl, as well as his uncles
and aunts Joseph and Janel Bor-
ries, John and Dawn Borries, Wendy
and John Hale, Lee Ann and Steve
Walton, Susan and Bob Burnette,
Barbara and Kim Nachman. Brian
had 15 cousins who loved him and
looked up to him. He also was part of
close-knit and loving group of friends
and extended family who were very
important to him. Visitation will be
held on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, from
5 7 p.m. at Beach Memorial Chapel,
St. Pete Beach. Catholic Mass will
be held on Saturday Sept. 4, 2010, at
9:30 a.m. at St. John Vianney Catho-
lic Church St. Pete Beach.

88, of So. Pasadena, passed away
Aug. 27, 2010 at home. There are no
known survivors. Arrangements by
ALife Tribute FuneralCare Largo

of Gulfport, died
Wednesday, Aug.
25, 2010, at Palms of
Pasadena Hospital.
He lived most of
his life in New
York and retired from Con Edison
after 34 years. He is survived by his
wife, Carol; sons Joseph and Andrew;
stepchildren Laurie, Lyn and Joey;
sister Frieda and eight grandchildren.
Predeceased by his parents Frieda
and Joseph, first wife Josephine and
brother Fred. Joe thoroughly enjoyed
his retirement years in Gulfport. He
was active in many musical ventures
in the area and produced a variety
show for the last four years to benefit
the Gulfport Senior Center. His great
loves were his family, friends, music
and singing. Funeral services will be
held in New York. A memorial service
will take place at the Town Shores
Clubhouse at a later date. Donations
can be made in Joe's name to the
Gulfport Senior Center or Suncoast
Hospice. ALifeTribute FuneralCare
- Gulfport.

"JOE", 83, of South Pasadena, died
Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010. Born in
Hamilton, VA, Joe came here in
1982, from Vienna, VA after retiring
as manager at Safeway Stores. He
loved 17 years of volunteer work at
All Children's Hospital. A member
of Fifth Ave. Baptist Church and the
Celebration Sunday School class, he
also enjoyed his service as a Deacon
at Azalea Baptist and First Baptist
of New Port Richey. He was an Army
veteran of WW II. He is survived by
his wife of 63 years, Gloria; a daugh-
ter, Judith M. Milbourn of South
Pasadena; a son and daughter-in-
law, Russell L. "Chip" Jr. and Rae
Ann Milbourn; a brother, William H.;
2 granddaughters and 2 great-grand-
daughters of VA. E. Dale Gunter Fu-
neral Home.

of St. Pete Beach, died Friday, Aug.
20. She is survived by a loving fam-
ily. For ceremony information please
call Anderson-McQueen, 822-2059.

Sgt. U.S. Army, St. Pete Beach, died
Aug. 26, 2010. To sign guestbook and
funeral service information visit:
www.veteransfuneralcare.com. Vet-
erans Funeral Care, 524-9202.


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alerting consumers to the perils of
foreclosure fraud, and offering direct
assistance referrals for those who
have either fallen behind in their
mortgage payments, or anticipate
missing payments in the future on
Saturday, September 11 at Largo
Library, 120 Central Park Drive in
Largo. Counselors will be available
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
With more than 33,000 active
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
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A Foreclosure Fraud Prevention
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Department of Justice and Consumer
Services as project coordinator, along
with Pinellas County Community
Development, St. Petersburg
Neighborhood Housing Services,
Tampa Bay Community Development
Corporation, Gulfcoast Legal
Services, the Pinellas-Pasco Area
Agency on Aging and the Community
Law Program.
Homeowners can get more
information by calling the Pinellas
County Department of Justice and
Consumer Services at 727-464-6200.
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provided as a result of the grant
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By Melissa Lattman
Pictured (L-R): Carol Shelton, Carol Dekkers, Terri Gileo (co-owner of Riptides) and Alisa
Savoretti (survivor, founder & executive director- www.myhopechest.org)

People started the "Hot August Night" at the Riptides on Blind Pass then
headed out to Madeleina' s, Swigwam, and the Blue Parrot with the opportunity
to stop at several Corey Avenue merchants along the way. The four-hour Friday
night pub-crawl benefited My Hope Chest, which is a local non-profit focusing
on breast reconstruction for uninsured breast cancer survivors.
My Hope Chest is the first recipient to benefit from the newly created
Ambassador Community Project of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of
Commerce. The chamber's goal is to fill a need of a local charity and help
further its mission.
Friday's FunRaiser was part of the effort to raise $10,000 and fund one
surgery for a patient on My Hope Chest's waiting list. Another chamber
Ambassador Community Project FunRaiser to benefit My Hope Chest is Hope
Floats at the 'l.l'l'y Pelican on Sept. 11.
Tampa Bay area native Alisa Savoretti, survivor, founder and executive
director of My Hope Chest was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 38 in 2002.
She spent more than two years with only one breast because she was uninsured.
Five months after chemotherapy she had to return to her job as a Las Vegas
show girl where she became known as the lopsided showgirl. Savoretti has
worked ever since to help uninsured women acquire breast reconstruction.

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Sustainable Living through Organic Gardening

By Leigh Clifton

In her efforts to bring awareness
to the efficiency of organic gardening,
Gulfport City Councilwoman Jennifer
Salmon hosted 10 organic gardeners
last Saturday morning at the home
of Bryan Hilbert. This meeting was
one of a series she has been hosting
at different locations to show would-
be gardeners the benefits of an
organic edible garden. Hilbert's home
is a landscaping co-op, with several
gardeners renting plots for organic
gardens. Hilbert's own front yard is a
massive collection of edible plants and
Salmon brought along the DVD The
Global Gardener, with Bill Mollison,
an Australian whose permaculture
method of gardening is being adopted
by many. Permaculture is the method of
sustainable agriculture. Using annual
and perennial plants, soils, animals,
and proper water management he
has created whole communities from
virtual dustbowls who live off the
"The purpose of organic gardening is
to be able to feed yourself and your
families by growing the vegetables and
herbs you need yourself," Salmon told
the group.
Using his garden as an example of
sustainable gardening, Hilbert walked
the group through his many plants and
trees. Lemongrass is grown for tea,
purslane, which is high in Omega-3
fatty acids, is used in salads and the
stalk heads of aloe are edible and
taste like asparagus. Hilbert grows
Italian oregano, Rosemary, Mexican
Sunflowers as well as papayas, citrus,
watermelon, bamboo, peanuts, passion
fruit and bananas.
"The cold this winter really killed a lot

Organic gardener Bryan Hilbert (left) hosted Jennifer Salmon's garden group last Saturday,
showing them the different plants and vegetables he grows. He mostly feeds himself from
his garden and has a co-op with others who grow gardens on his property.

of the trees this year, but a few like the
papaya and banana are slowly coming
back," Hilbert said.
He also has chickens that lay eggs
every day.
"We're never out of eggs," he joked.
Both Salmon and Hilbert stress the
use of composting in feeding their
"I throw foodstuff and trash right
onto the pile," Hilbert said.
The compost is then used to fertilize
the plants and vegetables.
Salmon told the group she uses worm
compost, because the rats won't eat it.
Salmon, Hilbert and the rest of
the group also discussed the use of
water for gardening. Gulfport will be
assessing a 7.5% increase in their water

bill for citizens. Salmon disagreed with
the increase and said that she thinks
it's because the reservoir that feeds
the water to Tampa, St. Pete and
ultimately Gulfport has been getting a
"They shouldn't use the cost of that
project to increase the cost to us. They
need to think long-term. I think people
should be rewarded when they save
or conserve water, not have their rate
Salmon thinks that "water wars" will
be the new oil wars of the 70's.
"That'swhy sustainable gardening and
water conservation are so important.
We have a limited resource that we're
using up at an alarming rate and
people are not paying attention."

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the historic waterfront, dining, the
beach, and shopping. A logo should
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looking for something fresh and new.
Groups and individuals welcome to
apply. Submissions may be dropped
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in Gulfport. The chosen name and
logo will be made public at the 100th
anniversary celebration in October.

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i By Bill Northrop B_Northrop@theGabber.com

Death and Taxes
Death and taxes, it is said are
certain. Inevitable or not,
few of us welcome either.
Unfortunately, we can do little about
death other than to postpone it a bit.
Taxes are quite another thing.
The mantra today seems to be
"no more taxes". At least, as far as
I can discern, there's no grassroots
movement in favor of taxes. That is,
unless it's on someone else. I doubt,
too, that the deep prejudices against
taxes are any more or less than in
years before.
The conundrum is that some taxes
are necessary to pay for necessary
government expenses on whichever
level they fall: local, state or
federal. We have to pay for armed
forces, police, fire (services were
once mostly volunteer), roads and
repairs. So, why do we complain so
much? The answer may lie with the
word "necessary".
What is "necessary" in my mind
might not be in yours. And, the
problem is that "necessary" has
been stretched and stretched by
politicians to include almost any
cause that will lead to the re-election
of the politician. And, it is really
easy to spend other people's money.
More bluntly put, many people
(including me) feel that government
spending is out-of-control more so
than before.
When I read that billions of
"earmarks" are voted each year that
fund billions of specially chosen
causes, it gives me pain; when I read
that federal government workers on
the average earn twice as much as
private enterprise workers, it gives
me pain; when I read that pension
benefits for government workers
kick in at age 50 and at levels
unheard of in private industry, it
gives me pain; when I read that 47
per cent of citizens pay no federal
incomes taxes and 40 per cent of
those actually get checks "back"
from the government, it gives me
pain; when I read that legislators

spend taxpayers money on lavish
travel, it gives me pain; when I read
that state government workers get
federal subsidies to prevent layoffs
at the expense of working taxpayers,
it gives me pain; when I read that
government employes get their jobs
through a political patronage system
and not merit, it gives me pain.
That's just the start of a list. You
could add other things that I might
or might not agree with. The point
is that elected officials are pretty
loose with your money even while
professing otherwise (often in good
faith). However, public procedures
and spending usually varies
differently from how that individual
would act in his or her own private
The big culprit in all this is
probably the law giving the federal
government (and later state
governments) the right to withhold
the income tax from your pay. That
came in 1943 according to sources
I have read. The income tax we
are familiar with (individuals and
corporations) started in 1913. There
had been an income tax in 1862. It
was repealed in 1872, came back
briefly in 1894 and 1895.
Prior to that government was
funded by taxing booze, refined
sugar, tobacco, property, gold, silver,
(windows were taxes locally) and
finally tariffs on imported goods.
Taxing income solved most of the
tax problems (except for the people
being taxed).
Think, now, what it would be like
if you had to write a monthly or
quarterly tax check to the federal
government. Think what it would be
like if you had to submit by check
each pay period, the amount owed
for Social Security and Medicare.
Individually employed people do
have to do that and they have to pay
not just half the tax, but the full 15
per cent). Think what it would be
like if your employer handed out
your pay in cash then snatched back
the amount needed for SS, Medicare,
and income taxes.

The good thing would be a
definite revolt against excessive
or unnecessary spending. The bad
thing might be that some essential
things wouldn't get funded. However,
there would not be such a phrase as
"unresponsive citizen."
Of course, that's why local
governments have a harder time
increasing taxes. Citizens have to
write that check for property taxes.
The further away, the less control.
All in all, being anti-tax is not all

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A Middle Finger
to America
Mr. Northrop's article "A Middle
Finger to America" seems, to me,
to be laced with some hypocrisy
and generalities. I wonder if Mr.
Northrop is also going to write an
article about the middle finger Glenn
Beck just gave to the precious history
associated with 8/28 and the Lincoln
Memorial. (By the way Glenn, it
is the Lincoln Memorial and the
Washington Monument not the
Washington Memorial.) Certainly
Glenn Beck had a right to hold a
revival on that date and at that
place, but was it right? Glenn Beck
preached about the Constitution and
the Lord Jesus Christ and divine
providence. I am a Christian and like
Glenn Beck, I accept the Lord Jesus
Christ as my Savior. I also accept
the Constitution and believe in the
separation of church and state and
in religious freedom. Presumably,
Mr. Northrop does as well. As such,
I can't understand how one can
question the building of the mosque,
in New York City, that actually isn't
a mosque but rather a cultural center
with prayer rooms. People say it is
legally ok to build but it is not right
as it is being built on Ground Zero.
It is not. It can't even be seen from
Ground Zero. Others say it should be
farther away. How far away would
you have it be? Three blocks, four
blocks, maybe a mile? Maybe next
to the actual mosque that has been
sitting six or seven blocks away for
the last 40 years?
Mr. Northrop doesn't like that
President Obama discussed this
matter and came down on the side
of the Constitution and did not
condemn the building but did not
approve it either. Conservatives
want the Federal Government out
of their business except when the
alternative better suits their opinion.
Mr. Northrop used President Reagan
as an example of doing the "right
thing" (versus Obama doing the
"wrong thing" above) because he

Gabber September 2 September 8, 2010

told Gorbachev to bring down the
Berlin wall. I find the correlation to
be ridiculous. President Reagan was
working to end the Cold War and
bring democracy to a country that
had been under communist rule. The
goal was to allow that country and its
citizens to enjoy the freedoms of the
Well the conservative/right wing
Christians such as Mr. Northrop and
Mr. Beck have decided that anyone or
anything associated with the Muslim
faith is evil. I call it "GLOPing"-
general labeling of people. Nineteen
truly evil men working for Al Qaida
are responsible for the tragedy of
9/11. However, in this country "where
all men are created equal" that is not
to be accepted. Rather it is the fault
of every last person that ever had
the notion of the Muslim religion
cross their mind. Furthermore, if
they do try to build a cultural center
and invest money in the city, in the
US, with the largest contingent of
Muslims, they best be prepared to
tell where the money came from for
this venture. In the US, we have a
thing about privacy and don't want
everybody knowing our business,
unless of course you are a Muslim.
In that case, the right oh-so-perfect
conservative Christians want the
government to investigate. Despite
feedback from prominent attorney
and republican Ted Olsen (whose
wife died on 9/11) and other family
members of victims of that day, the
"RIGHTeous" will not accept that
not all Muslims are to blame.
When will the likes of Mr. Northrop,
Glenn Beck and the conservative
right start practicing what they
By Margarete Tober

Dear Ms. Tober: I'm not going to
address questions about Glenn Beck
since I didn't write about him. And,
I didn't write about the apparently
evil conservative Christians. Howev-
er, I did write two columns about the
"whys" of opposition to the mosque/

cultural center. Re-arguing those
points briefly, let me point out that
the mosque/center is advertised as
a conciliatory gesture to the U.S.
It obviously hasn't been perceived
that way particularly since no pub-
lic relations "groundwork" was laid
for such a move. On the contrary,
at 9/11, Muslims across the world
cheered and American "moderate"
Muslims were nearly silent. Nine
years later and the conciliatory move
is a mosque/community center called
Cardoba offered near Ground Zero?
It defies logic.
Bill Northrop

One-Sided Opinion
Thank you for printing Jeremy
Steelman's "One-Sided Opinions" in
Gabber's Letters to the Editor (the
Gabber Aug. 5th-llth, 2010).
For months I've had similar concerns
about the Gabber's views; opinions
and respect for its advertisers and
readers in connection with Mr.
Northrop's ramblings.
The Gabber does not state any
disclaimer to Northrop's "brain-
washed" thoughts and usually you
even highlight his article on the front
page index -- "Inside this week...."
I believe this does represent a
personal political agenda of the
Gabber (sadly enough). I would expect
such an otherwise fine and loved local
paper to provide informative and
intelligent opposing-view articles in
the same publications. The very least
to be expected is that his writings
shouldbe proofread; fact-checked and
edited for the untruths and bigotry...
but then, I guess there wouldn't be
anything left of his to print.
Dave Falwell

Dear Mr. Falwell: I always welcome
specific, factual criticism and have no
problem with opinions that differ from
mine, nor am I bothered if someone
simply doesn't like me or what I say.
However to be called "brain-washed",
writer of "untruths" and a "bigot"
without specific references says more
about you than me.
And, by the way, I do not represent
the opinion or the agenda (I wasn't
aware they had one) of The Gabber.
My opinion is MY opinion.
Bill Northrop

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By Cathy Salustri
City of Gulfport

Q: How can the city say it balanced the budget last year? There was a
mis-statment of savings of over $300,000, as stated in an April 2010 audit.
submitted via e-mail

A: The current budget- the 2009-2010 fiscal year budget was adopted
on the premise that the city would get about $1M in leftover money from
the 2008-2009 fiscal year. The city manager, Jim O'Reilly, did this by not
filling vacant job positions and trying to curb spending. It still wasn't
enough; the city only had about $700,000 at the end of the 2008-2009 fiscal
year. So, yes, while the city passed a balanced budget 2009-2010, it was
based on a savings that fell short by $300,000.
However, Mr. O'Reilly continued not filling certain vacant positions and
watching city spending in the 2009-2010 fiscal year. As a result, the city
spent $300,000 less than it budgeted this fiscal year, so with 28 days to go,
it's ahead of the game as much as it was behind last year, Administrative
Services Director and finance guru Dan Carpenter said.
It's taken two years, but what was supposed be one million dollars when
the city started the 2009-2010 fiscal year will be one million dollars when
it ends this fiscal year on September 30.
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View City Job
Openings at Center
The Maximo Community Police
Resource Center, 4815 34 Street S.,
posts job openings for the city of St.
Petersburg and are updated every
two weeks. Recent openings have in-
cluded the library, accounting, para-
medic, police, etc.
Check out their great selection of
used books for 25 cents a piece while
you're there.
The Resource Center, sponsored
by the St. Petersburg Police Depart-
ments, offers many services to com-
munity residents.

Book Discussion at
Woman's Club
The GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club at 40 Snell Isle Boulevard N.E.
will be holding the first of a series of
book discussions of the "Book Nook
Club". Guests are welcome.
On September 23, from 6:30-8
p.m. the featured book will be "The
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel
Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer.
The agenda for the remainder of the
season is: November 18: "Paradise
Screwed, Selected Columns of Carl
Hiassen"; January 27: "Snow Flower
and the Secret Fan, a Novel by Lisa
See"; March 31: "Outliers: the Story
of Success" by Malcolm Gladwell.
For further information on these
informal discussions please call
Andi Barlow at 521-9888 or email

Garden Club of
St. Petersburg
The Garden Club of St. Petersburg
will be holding a Coffee & Garden
Crafts Workshops on Monday,
September 13 from 10 a.m. to 12
noon at the Garden Club Center, 500
Sunset Drive S. in St. Petersburg.
A materials fee of $3.50 for Garden
Club Members and $4.50 for guest
and the general public will be
charged to cover supplies.
All craft workshops are open to
the general public, potential new
members and guest. Please bring
your own scissors, pencil and small
paint brushes. Coffee and tea will be
furnished. For additional information

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please call Betty Martin at
The Garden Club of St. Petersburg
will be holding its Horticulture for
Weekend Gardeners, (aka the "Night
Bloomers" Circle) on Tuesday,
September 14 at 7 p.m. at the Garden
Center. The Program TBA
For additional information
please contact Derri Davisson at
derridavisson@hotmail.com or 727-
As always our meetings are open to
the public but there will be a nominal
charge for non-members of the
Garden Club to help cover speaker

South Pasadena
Committee Openings
The City of South Pasadena is looking
for two new members for the South
Pasadena Beautification Committee.
You must be a registered voter or
owner of real property in the City of
South Pasadena. If you are interested
in sharing your input in the City's
beautification an application can be
picked up from the South Pasadena
City Hall at 7047 Sunset Drive S. For
more information contact the South
Pasadena Public Works Department
at 384-0701.


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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 8/20
Animal Complaint- 1400 BIk 53rd
St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5100 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Soliciting- 2600 BIk Tifton St. S.
DUI Investigation- 1100 BIk 64th St.
Trouble with Individual- 2100 BIk
55th St. S.
Drunk Driver- 5800 BIk 26th Ave. S.
Hit & Run- 2200 BIk 51st St. S.
Stolen Vehicle- 2200 BIk Horan Way
Saturday 8/21
Suspicious Vehicle- 4600 BIk Tifton
Dr. S.

Recovered Stolen Vehicle- 2200 BIk
Horan Way S.
Burglary- 1100 BIk 49th St. S.
Reckless Driver- 2200 BIk 52nd St.
Domestic Verbal- 2200 BIk 51st St.
Prowler- 2800 BIk 59th St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 2800 BIk Beach
Blvd. S
Trouble with Individual- 1400 BIk
Freemont St. S.
Soliciting- 2800 BIk Clinton St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1000 BIk
49th St. S.
Noise Complaint- 2500 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Hit & Run- 2800 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Sunday 8/22
Suspicious Circumstances- 3200
BIk 58th St. S.
Burglary- 2900 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Battery- 900 BIk Hull St. S.
Burglary- 3100 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 5600
BIk 20th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2700 BIk
54th St. S.
Reckless Driver- 5200 BIk 27th Ave.

Suspicious Person- 2500 BIk 52nd
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1800 BIk
58th St. S.
Noise Complaint- 4900 BIk 15th Ave.
Monday 8/23
Animal Complaint- 4900 BIk 12th
Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- Wood Ibis Park.
Tuesday 8/24
Suspicious Vehicle- 5200 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- Clam Bayou.
Disabled Vehicle- 5100 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Accident with Injuries- 5700 BIk
16th Ave. S.
Wednesday 8/25
Animal Complaint- 5800 BIk 7th Ave.
Trouble with Individual- Trail Spur.
Theft- 5100 BIk 14th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
11th Ave. S.
Theft- 5100 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 3000 BIk 49th St.
City/County/Code Ordinance Viola-
tion- 5100 BIk Tangerine Ave. S.
Thursday 8/26
Burglary- 1000 BIk Hull St. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 5200 BIk 13th
Ave. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Domestic Verbal- 5000 BIk 14th Ave.
Domestic Verbal- 2500 BIk Ohio St.
Criminal Mischief- 5100 BIk 16th
Ave. S.

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The Gulfport Police Department will be conducting

"Saturation Patrols"
throughout the Labor Day Weekend
to protect the public from drunk drivers.

Emphasis will also
be placed on
seat belt

Crime Watch,
from front page

The chief pointed to a map
that showed locations of the
crimes and said that although
the crime "is not localized,"
he believed that perception
was everything. Even though
there isn't a difference, he
said, the perception had
Chief Vincent told the crowd
they could look at crimes in a
certain area at any time by
going to the Pinellas County
Crime Viewer web site,
People may also set up
alerts that will notify them if
a certain type of crime occurs
within a certain distance of a
specified address.
Chief Vincent also circulated
flyers with pictures of people
arrested in the area over the
past year. He admitted that
he was taking a risk by doing
"I'm hoping you don't turn
into vigilantes and turn up
at people's houses expecting
instant justice," he said,
but added, "If you see these
people walking around, they
are probably up to no good."
He stressed the "probably"
part of that message, saying
that it didn't mean they were
definitely up to no good.
The flyers showed mug
shots of several adults as
well as criminals under 18.
Chief Vincent explained how
the justice system worked for
the younger criminals.
"If I arrest any one of these
juveniles today for auto theft,
they will be home before I
get off duty," he said. "Non-
violent juvenile offenders
will never be incarcerated...
it doesn't matter how many
cars you steal, you will be
released within 21 days.
That's the nature of what we
have to deal with."
The chief also explained
that police work in squads of
four, down from five officers
each because of budget cuts.
The city cut the number
of officers by not filling

positions as officers left the
department or got promoted.
Among other positions, the
police are currently down
one lieutenant and one patrol
"I've had to shimmy around
some of the remaining
resources. When you're faced
with a tight budget you've got
to save money somewhere,"
he said. Despite those cuts,
Chief Vincent said that he
still has one officer in each of
the city's four zones 24 hours
a day, seven days a week.
"There are communities that
are doing a lot worse than we
are," the Chief said.
A lot of burglaries and
thefts are drug-related, Chief
Vincent said, and explained
how drug investigations
"If you call the police and
make a drug compliant, that's
a tip." The police assign the
tip to an investigator, who
will ask for assistance from
the patrol officers.
"If the officer is lucky enough
to catch somebody leaving
the house, he'll try and pull
them over for some type
of traffic violation. If they
pull over, which they often
don't, they ask permission to
search the vehicle, which is
not frequently granted.
"If they do (search the
vehicle) and they find drugs,"
the officer will likely offer the
driver amnesty in exchange
for his or her leading them to
the drug seller.
"Short of that, if we cannot
get cooperation, we'll try to
do cold buy- but that's a very
rare thing," he concluded.
The city is also working on a
program called Radar, which
pays special attention to
teens on probation. Officers
perform random curfew
checks, go to the teen's home
when they miss school,
and look for any probation
violations. When they find
them, they arrest the teen.
"They may not stay in jail,
buy we hope they're going
to get tired of it," the Chief
Chief Vincent concluded his
talk by asking for audience

"I'm here because I want
to know what you think
we can do to help," he told
One couple suggested
limiting Osgood Point to
foot traffic. Someone else
suggested more surveillance
Surveillance equipment, the
Chief said, "is only as good as
the person watching it." He
told the audience that the
dispatcher already watches
several cameras and if the
department added more, it
may need to hire another
Another asked if the city
could contract with the
Sheriffs Department for
extra deputies.
"There's no way we would
get better response from the
Pinellas County Sheriffs
Officer," one resident said.
Her comments were met with
applause from the room.
One citizen asked what the
police considered suspicious
and worthy of a call.
"A lot of people are reluctant
to call the police. Here's the
deal: We like to know about
everything," he explained.
"We cannot always act on
everything: in order to stop,
detain, or arrest somebody,
you've got to have probable
cause. Anonymous calls are
not probable cause, although
they are enough to dispatch
an officer."
Dispatchers need as much
information as possible to
help protect officers, and
callers should know that the
dispatcher types as they talk
to callers, and what callers
tell dispatcher gets read in
real time by every police
officer on the street.
Chief Vincent stressed that
people should always call
911 for crimes in progress.
He closed the meeting by
encouraging people to get to
know their neighbors.
"An old-timer cop said we
don't need any of that fancy
crime watch- the best crime
watch you can ever do is
exchange phone numbers
with the guy who lives

next door," he said. "That's
real crime watch; that's
not generated by the police

Heard From Citizens
at Monday Night's
Crime Watch Meeting
The city did not require people
to gve their names,

One attendee said he acted
crazy and used props to scare
prospective criminals. As
he reached into his bag and
pulled out a fake gun, Ser-
geant Burkhart quickly ap-
proached him, took the gun,
and led him out of the hall.
The Sergeant later ex-
plained that although, from
his vantage point, he could
tell the gun wasn't real, "from
the Chiefs perspective, he
couldn't." In that instance,
the Chief could have drawn
his weapon and fired.

"I'd love to find out who
was in the house, because
if I ever find them I will
kick their ass,"-Rose Marie
Coper, who had her house

"I think that our problem
is that the Saint Peters-
burg police are not hold-
ing up their end of the
bargain," a resident who
said calling the St. Peters-
burg police about drug deals
was ineffective.

"St. Petersburg could care
less,"- another resident,

"A lot of it has to do with
who you know, I hate to
say it,"- Chief Vincent, in
response to complaints about
St. Petersburg police. He said
he would consider a joint
effort between the two law
enforcement agencies.

"If you think anybody else
can do it better, you've got
another thing coming."-
Les McEwen, about other
agencies assisting Gulfport.

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SPCA Offers Specials
for Cat Adoptions
Find your new fabulous feline at
this year's SPCA Tampa Bay Calico
Corner. Beautiful Calicos with
striking orange, black and white
markings are waiting for their forever
homes. Now through September 12,
SPCA Tampa Bay is offering these
adoption specials: Calico Cat Combo:
Adult Cat (1 year or older), carrier,
collar, ID tag and toy for $50. Calico
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And don't forget, the classic black
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Elegant and sleek or fluffy and fat,
these mystifying felines of large
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For additional information or to
view the many gorgeous cats and
kittens available for adoption, please
visit www.spcatampabay.org or call

Fall Opening Tea at
Woman's Club
After a summer hiatus, the GFWC
St. Petersburg Woman's Club at
40 Snell Isle Boulevard N.E. will
be holding their Fall Opening
Tea on Friday, September 10 at
1 p.m. Priscilla Murtha of Good
Manners will present "Afternoon
Tea Etiquette" in which she
will talk about the history and
traditions of afternoon tea. Guests
are welcome. Reservations may
be made by calling Linda Rizzo at
526-5801 or email slrizzo@verizon.
For more information on monthly
meetings, Saturday Group and
diverse activities which include
art and craft workshops, monthly
excursions, book discussions, weekly
sewing group and card games or
rental information on our clubhouse,
please call 822-4982. The St.
Petersburg Woman's Club has been
serving the community since 1913.

USCG Safe Boating
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous
cycle of Safe Boating Classes
every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Warren
Webster Community Center, 1500
Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach
(1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start
at your convenience. First class,
come at 7 p.m. to register. Begin
any Tuesday and finish 13 weeks
later or take up to 2 years to finish.
September program includes:
"Which Boat is for You", Sept. 7;
"Equipment for Your Boat", Sept. 14;
W.il.--1\.iv Watch/Trailering Your
Boat", Sept. 21; and "Handling Your
Boat" Sept. 28.
Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes
a new 400-page manual. Call Jim at
360-4846, or Warren at 321-7801, or
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G ulfport's getting a new gay bar
and restaurant. Actually, the
ads initially said we're getting
a gay nightclub and gay beach, before
the web site changed last week. And
from what I can tell, the club owner
doesn't get Gulfport at all.
In case you've been living under a
rock for the past 20 years, Gulfport
has a thriving community, many
members of which happen to be gay.
One of the things I like about Gulfport
is that being gay isn't a big deal. If
you're gay, so what? Join the club.
Or not. It's no big deal to the rest of
this small town. I always tell people
that Gulfport is the one place in the
world where everybody knows your
business but nobody really cares.
Maybe a gay bar has its place in
towns where gay people can't walk
down the street hand in hand, or
where their rights aren't protected
by law. Maybe in those cities, gay
people still need that place to gather
and find community.
There was a time in history where gay
people needed gay bars, because they
could find family there. They could
kiss their girlfriend or put their arm
around their boyfriend without fear
of getting beat up. I understand that
gay people needed the community of
a gay bar. I understand that in many
places in America, they still do.
But in Gulfport? I mean, when you
think about it, if you're defining a
gay bar as a place where gay people
feel welcome and supported, the
entire city's really one big gay bar,
at least in that respect. There is no
place in this city where two women
can't hold hands without fear; the
city passed a human rights ordinance
to protect the rights of everyone,
regardless of sexual orientation. I've
heard a councilmember wonder if
Gulfport could legalize gay marriage.
Intolerance has no place in Gulfport.
So why do Gulfportians need a "gay"
bar? It's a slap in the face to the men
and women who pride themselves on
the community they already find in
this small city. Every bar in Gulfport
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H By Cathy Salsri

Kenneth City
4707 66th St. N. (by
Sweetbay) M-F 8:30-8:30
Sat 9-6 Sun 12-5
Lighthouse Crossing
3993 Tyrone Blvd.
(Wal-Mart Ctr by Subway)
M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6
S. Pasadena
6800 Gulfport Blvd.
(Near Regions Bank
next to CVS Pasadena
Shopping Center
M-F 9-8:30 Sat 9-6
Senior Specials
M-F until 2pm

is a gay bar. Every bar in Gulfport
is also a straight bar. I mean, it's so
cool: as a city, we're past segregating
"gay" and "straight" and we just chug
along under a pleasant steam of
But then here comes this gay bar,
and I find its opening insulting. Its
very presence insinuates that this
community isn't welcoming enough;
it suggests that gay people need their
own bar. I'm sure that makes Joe at
CO 1.I.l.hl's and Tony at Peg's feel
real good. Because by one restaurant
or bar downtown labeling itself as a
"gay" bar, it kind of makes all the
rest look like "straight" bars, doesn't
it? Why this "separate but equal"
mentality in a town that's already
"together and equal?" Why this
giant step backwards? In my mind,
it's not that different than a group
of black people saying they want
their own restaurants. Seems to me
that does the opposite of advancing
equal rights. And don't tell me that
straight people will be welcome there.
We're not going to insult each other
by having that discussion, because
that's not the point and you and I
both know it.

I have to admit, too, that the other
clubs owned by these proprietors
concern me. Not because they're gay
clubs but because they have amateur
strip contests and sexy underwear
contests. While I am a huge fan of
naked men, I don't think things like
strip contests of any sort have a place
in Gulfport's downtown. I'm trying
to picture that happening on the
first Friday in December when the
city sets up snow for the kids on the
corner by this new bar and grill.
And when the complaints start
rolling in- and trust me, they will- I
don't want to hear word one about
Gulfport not being a gay-friendly
town. We're a gay-friendly town.
We're a straight-friendly town. We're
a family town, and in Gulfport,
family means a group of people who
love each other, be they gay, straight
or in between.
It's simple, really. Be gay. Be
straight. Be whoever you want to be.
What, you're gay? Good for you. Don't
expect a fight from us. You want to
fire up a Gulfportian? Let's talk
about dog beaches. Let's talk about a
mooring field, crime, or the chicken
ordinance. But gay people? Honey,
that's old news. We got past that a
long time ago in this town.

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and the guardianship proceeding
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examining Committee determines
that an alleged ward is incapacitated
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Sea Turtles Come Home to Nest on Florida Beaches

Nathan Chavis, visiting his grandmother Carmen Miller of Belle Vista, helps Clearwater Aquarium's Joe
Mayo pound a stake in the sand to cordon off an area for nesting Loggerhead sea turtles. Mayo spoke
to over 100 people who attended the lecture last month, which was sponsored by the Friends of Pinellas
Master Naturalists, the University of Florida extension and The Friends of Tampa Bay Wildlife Refuge.

By Leigh Clifton
Holding up a large brown
shell of the Loggerhead sea
turtle, Joe Mayo, Director of
Education for the Clearwater
Marine Aquarium spoke
to over 100 people at the
Tradewinds last month
about the Loggerhead
turtles' recent nesting on the
local beaches. The fact that
the sea turtles have returned
to nest is a good thing, says
Mayo, as the abnormally cold
weather last winter caused
thousands of turtles to be
"cold stunned".
"The loggerhead turtle is the
primary species that comes to
our coast," Mayo explained.
"Because the turtles are
cold-blooded, meaning they
can't regulate their body
temperature, the extreme
cold weather this past winter
stunned them. They take
on the temperature of their
surroundings. Consequently
thousands of them washed
up on the shores. We had
over 100 turtles that came
into the Aquarium; over 80
have already been rehabbed

and returned to the water.
Also, we just took in the
first oil-related turtle victim
from the Panhandle area.
There are about 180 turtles
currently in rehab with
about half of them, mostly
yearling turtles, are already
de-oiled. They're pretty
rugged animals."
The Loggerhead turtle is the
most plentiful of the 5 species
of turtles. The females are
thought to come back to nest
where they were born and
from May through October,
the telltale signs of a female
loggerhead heaving her 250
lb body up near the dunes of
the local beaches can be seen
on both coasts of Florida.
The female will come ashore
at night, when it's cooler on
the sand, and begin to dig
a nest for her eggs. Digging
two to three feet deep in the
soft sand, she will lay over
100 of the soft-shelled eggs.
She will then cover them up
with sand, using her great
flippers as shovels. When
the nest is secure, the female
Loggerhead returns to the

sea. Loggerheads travel
thousands of miles, catching
the loop current in the Gulf
Stream, riding it to the
waters of England, Africa
and beyond.
"Turtles are instinct
animals," Mayo said. "They
know to come ashore, dig
a nest, drop their eggs and
go back out to the water.
A female can lay several
nests a year, with each nest
containing over 100 eggs. But
they will only lay eggs every
two to three years. That's a
potential of 500-600 eC -'
While that may sound like
a lot of potential hatchlings,
Mayo said that only one out
of a thousand will survive
to complete the cycle of
life. Out of approximately
10,000 hatchlings last year,
about 100 survived. Both of
Florida's coasts contain 3000
to 5000 nests, making this
state the largest nesting site
for loggerheads in the world.
Although buried deep in
the sand, the nests are still
vulnerable to over- washfrom
storms and rain. If the eggs

get wet and stay saturated,
they will die. Another major
foe is fire ants; they invade
the egg sack, stinging the
hatchlings and killing them.
Mayo said he has seen many
nests closer to the dunes get
attacked by fire ants. After
45-55 days, the hatchlings
emerge from the nest at
night, lured by the light of
the moon towards the water.
"So many places along
the beaches have bright
building lights," Mayo said.
"The hatchlings can often
get confused and follow the
artificial lights, putting them
in harm's way. Bright lights
from roadways are also a
Some hotels like the
Tradewinds have installed
amber or yellow lighting,
which will not attract the
turtle hatchlings.
The hatchlings that do
make it out to sea will catch
the floating sea weed in the
loop current; the ride can
last two to five years. The
turtles then come back to
the place of their birth on the
Florida coasts. It takes 15-25
years for the turtles to reach
After the lecture, Mayo
took the crowd out to the
beach to demonstrate how
the Clearwater Marine
Aquarium scientists and
assistants and volunteers
rope off a nest to keep people
out if the nesting area. The
Aquarium staff drives the
beaches from Sand Key to
Pass-A-Grille everyday to
keep an eye on the nests. At
present, there are 112 known
nests here on our beaches.
The Clearwater Aquarium
also recruits volunteers from
the community to be "nest-
sitters"; people who watch
the nests during the last days
of the gestational period. For
more information about the
Loggerhead sea turtles or to
volunteer, call the Aquarium
at (727) 441-1790.

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Dire Need for Big
Brothers/Big Sisters
Who taught you to tie your first shoe?
Who went to the first game you ever
played in? Big Brothers Big Sisters
is currently seeking volunteers to be
a part of many "firsts" for children
right here in Pinellas County. There
are more than 200 children on the
waiting list hoping for a Big Brother,
Big Sister, or Big Couple. By investing
just a few hours a month, volunteers

can make a life changing impact on
a child.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas
County is in dire need of mentors,
especially male and minority
mentors. There are more than 200
boys on the waiting list waiting to be
matched with a positive role model.
More than 74% percent of children
waiting for a "Big" are boys, but
only 34 out of every 100 inquiries to
volunteer come from men. Now more
than ever, Big Brothers Big Sisters

:I :I

Carolyn Webber, D.O
General Practice

For an appointment, call


7035 First Ale. South, St. Petersburg
Serving Gulfport Area for 12 Years

needs male volunteers to step up and
help kids.
Economic circumstances have
created a greater need for more
families to have professionally
backed long-term mentoring support.
Single-parent homes, neighborhoods
with gangs and crime, poor role
models and poverty can lead a child
to despair, lack of self-worth and
ultimately poor choices. In addition,
there are an increasing number of
children being raised by relative
caregivers in Pinellas County. These
caregivers are unexpectedly faced
with the challenge of raising children
with time and resource constraints.
Fortunately there are people who are
willing to step up and provide these
children with a positive, caring role
Mentoring is one of the most
rewarding, enjoyable and simple
things a volunteer can do. For as
little as one hour a week, volunteers
can add joy to the life of a child, and
ultimately, contribute greatly to his
or her potential. Together, "Bigs"
and "Littles" do simple, everyday
activities, such as going to a sporting
event, playing a game, going to a
park, or watching movies.
You don't have to change your life
to change the life of a child. Help Big
Brothers Big Sisters change the lives
of children and learn how you can
make a difference by going to www.
bbbspc.org or by calling 727-518-

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. For
more information call 893-7918.

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Takc the Gacffr oR Vacation..

The Gabber accompanied four staff members from Thurgood Marshall Fundamental
Middle School on our Chinese Bridge for American Schools Trip in June. This shot
is taken as we visited The Great Wall of China. Thurgood Marshall has been lucky to
benefit from organizations in Gulfport, most notably the Women's Club. In the photo from
left to right... O'Neal Milton (Assistance Principal), Meredith Hagie (Guidance Counselor),
Kerry Giordano (Ancient Civ Teacher), Dr. Dallas Jackson (Principal).
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Mermaids, Sailor-Style: Snorkeling With Manatee
Mermaids, Sailor-Style: Snorkeling With Manatee

By Cathy Salustri
Photos by Cathy Salustri and Captain
Gene Parker

Sailors, high on saltwater and
drunk on rum, saw mermaids. They
came home from sea, telling tales of
siren songs and creatures that were
half-woman, half-fish. The earliest
recorded mention of a mermaid is
in Assyrian folklore. Apparently the
goddess Semiramis loved a mortal
man. This kind of killed him. She
doomed herself to live in the water
forever after that, but she still had
half a human body, hence, our first
mermaid. Since that time, sailors
have spoken of mermaids beckoning
them to the water with siren songs.

H ~~ .Modern scientists
W O *now believe those
sailors to have been exceptionally
drunk, lonely, or both, because ap-
parently what those sailors were see-
ing were manatee. Anyone who has
seen a these lumbering giants with
tiny eyes and ineffective flippers
knows that the similarities are, at
best, abstract.
Along the Crystal River, these mod-
ern-day mermaids still call out to hu-
mans. At least, humans still jump in
the water to be with them. The chief
difference is, of course, is that these
humans realize they're getting in the
water with manatee, not mermaids.
That, and there are precious few
documented incidences of manatees
luring people to their deaths.

WH A TP.s norkel With
WH A.Manatees,

one of the permitted manatee en-
counters in the Crystal River area, is
a father-and-son business that takes
passengers in search of manatee.
These tours last several hours.
Once the captain finds manatee, he
explains how to enter the water and
what passengers should or should
not do. After that, you can get in the
water and wait for the manatee to
get close to you. Once they do, you
realize how very big they are, take a
deep breath, and reach out and pet
them. They feel like rubbery wet vel-
vet, which is not as unpleasant as it
Time permitting, the boat captain
may take you next to Three Sisters,
the springs by the wildlife refuge.
These clear shiny waters, accessible
only by fighting the current in on a
kayak or by swimming and walking,
let you look down into the abyss of a

_TH.30 years ago seeing a
W .. manatee in local wa-
ters was near-impossible; today, it's
more likely, but not common enough
that locals are casual about the ex-
perience. In Citrus county, the only
place in Florida where people can
get in the water with manatee, the
guides take the education component
of their permits seriously.

Tours leave at
W jiN .7:30 and 10:30

WI T D .,Pete's Pier
WHVEREA in Crys-
tal River. Once the boat leaves the
dock the boat captain will take you in
search of the manatee. Our trip found
them behind some houses on the wa-
ter, but other people were in the wa-
ter with them in more open areas. In
winter months, the manatee spend
more time in the clear springs.

part: You get to
BE T pet a manatee. We
stayed with a mother and calf and
heard them call one another, their
squeaks a modern-day siren song.

part: The
WORST a2tam
don't stay in the clear water of the
springs when that isn't the warm-
est water around, so if you go when
the water's warmer than the low 70s,
you're going to be swimming in the
blackwater portions of the river. This
means that you can't see the mana-
tee as well, although you will still see
them, get to pet them, and hear them
call one another.

MAG Cquestion: $50
SA I per person;
this includes wet suits (if needed) and
snorkel gear. Snorkel With Manatee
also offers a shorter tour for $30. Vis-
it SnorkelWithManatees.com or call
352-257-8987 for reservations.

a.m. daily, and you need reserva-
tions. If the boat captain has difficul- Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySa-
ty finding manatee on the 7:30 trip, l/ tri;I' Thi. 1,-,hi. r.com.
the 10:30 may leave late; be prepared
to wait.

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E Leg Cramps: Night Cramps, 'Charley Horses', Nocturnal Cramping.
D Blue Feet: Corona Phlebectasia blue veins at the foot and ankle.
O Swollen Ankles: Swelling, increasing at the end of the day or when traveling.
E Leg Skin Changes: Red/Brown Discoloration, Ulceration, Eczema, Itching & Burning.
E Night Aching Restlessness, Movement, Cramping: 'Secondary Restless Leg Symptoms.
E Varicose Veins: Bulging surface veins.
E Spider Veins: Surface small red veins and larger purple 'reticular veins.
E Exertional Pain: Muscle pain, cramping on walking (possible arterial claudication).
D Neuropathy vs. Vascular Symptoms: numb, painful, tingling, and/or cold feet.
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Emergency Energy
Assistance for Seniors
Pinellas County Health and Human
Services Department provides
emergency energy assistance of up to
$600 to senior citizens unable to pay
their power bills.
Funds from the Area Agency on
Aging of Pasco/Pinellas Inc. can help
residents 60 and older in danger of
having their power disconnected
during the designated cooling and
heating seasons when demand and
bills are higher than normal. Eligible
seniors must have a crisis with a
delinquent notice from the utility
company or a notice that power has
been shut off to be considered for
help. They may also qualify to receive
repairs to a cooling unit or a voucher
for fans, heaters and blankets.
Eligible seniors can receive help
up to twice a year during each high-
demand season. Health and Human
Services staff members screen
applicants to determine if they meet
income limits. The income limit is
150 percent of the Federal Poverty
Guideline. For a household of one,
the limit is $16,245 a year. For two
people, the income limit is $21,855
(add $5,610 for each additional
member of family units with more
than eight members.)
Prospective clients can either stop
by a Health and Human Services
office or call for an appointment
and information. Call Annie Shaw
at 727-464-8400 in Clearwater or
Anne Eicher at 727-582-7781 in
St. Petersburg. Health and Human
Services offices are located at
2189 Cleveland Street, Suite 230,
Clearwater and at ; 17 First Avenue
N. in St. Petersburg.
This program is funded by Area
Agency on Aging of Pasco/Pinellas,

Meals on Wheels has
Urgent Need for Drivers
You can make a difference, one
meal and one hour at a time. Can
you spare an hour and a half to
deliver noontime meals to those in
need? Neighborly Care Network
has an urgent need for Meals on
Wheels drivers throughout Pinellas
County. Meals are picked up at one of
Neighborly s dining sites are delivered
to seniors in your neighborhood
Gabber September 2 September 8, 2010

(maps and directions are provided).
They are looking for special people to
provide life-sustaining nourishment
to homebound seniors. Whether
you can deliver on a daily, weekly
or occasional basis, they need your
help. It's easy, it's rewarding, it's
For more information, call Pat
Hazell at 727-573-9444, ext. 4190.

Writers' Roundtable
Are you a writer? Do you want
constructive criticism from peers who

love the craft? Then join the Borders
Writer's Roundtable! From poetry
to non-fiction, technical writing to
children's stories, this group of both
amateur and published writers has
fun with language, writing, and each
other! We encourage honest opinions
to help perfect our skills. The group
meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of
each month at the Borders Books at
Tyrone Mall. Ages 18-80 welcome,
and they start at 7 p.m. sharp. For
more information, call 727-515-8191.

Premier Choice: Flood Insurance Agency That Pays You!

State Farm Customers
Prepare For October!
eff DeNight is changing the way
people feel about their insurance
Jeff co-owns two insurance agencies,
Bentley-DeNight Insurance Services,
a full service, independent, Trusted
Choice agency that offers business,
auto, home, commercial, life, boat,
motorcycle, RV and umbrella policies.
He also owns Premier Choice Rebate
Flood Insurance, a flood insurance
agency that sells nothing but flood
"We're a flood insurance agency that Jeff says, "State Farm announces that
offers cash rebates back to all our on October 1, they will not renew flood
customers," Jeff explains. policies."
So if you buy your flood insurance flood insurance provider, so the cost
through Premier Choice, you'll get at is the same no matter what flood
least seven percent of your annual insurance company you use. The
premium (before fees and taxes) back policies written by his agency are
in the form of a rebate check. supported by the federal government
"We give the money back to our cus- through FEMA.
tomers 60 days after the effective FEMA pays a commission to the
month and subsequent renewals" Jeff agencies that write their policies.
says. Jeff and his agency are sharing that
Here's how the rebate works: You commission with their customers.
get seven percent of your policy back Jeffsays, things are tough for everyone,
the first year. Every subsequent year and if his company has a
for the next five years you receive one little to share with the community,
percent more back until you get to the it's happy to do so.
sixth year. In the sixth year and every "With the economy the way it is, we
year followmg, customers will get 12 thought it would be nice to give some-
percent back as a rebate. thing back, especially since insurance
This rebate can add up to thousands has such a negative connotation," Jeff
of dollars for the life of your home or says. Maybe not anymore.
business policy. The company sends
you a check rather than taking the Premier Choice
money off the premium so you can Rebate Flood Insurance
spend it on whatever you choose.
Do Premier Choice Flood Insurance 6524 1st Avenue N. St. Petersburg
policies cost more than other flood 343-6341
insurance policies? rebateflood@yahoo.com
Nope, Jeff says. FEMA is the only

Volunteers Needed
at the Free Clinic
Help the St. Petersburg Free Clinic
to help others. They have an urgent
need for volunteers in their health
center, food bank, We Help Services
and administration. Assist with pa-
tient registration, reception, food dis-

tribution and/or client interviews at
varying times, Monday through Fri-
day. Many volunteer opportunities
are available to fit busy schedules.
Learn more about volunteering at
the St. Petersburg Free Clinic at a
volunteer orientation every second
Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. or
on the third Tuesday of the month at

3:30 p.m. Contact Rebecca Russell-
Gootee at (727) 861-1200, ext. 114.
The St. Petersburg Free Clinic is
located at 863 3rd Avenue N. and
provides temporary assistance for
families and individuals in need of
such basics as food, shelter, health
care, limited financial assistance and
referral information.



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Reduced Fees to Adopt
a Cool Adult Cat
Friends of Strays, a no-kill shelter,
is offering their program "Adopt
a Cool Adult Cat during the Hot
Summer" for a reduced adoption fee.
Their shelter is overflowing with
kittens and they need to make room
for more strays. Cats three years and
older qualify and make wonderful
companions. Stop by the shelter
located at 2911 47 Avenue N. in
St. Petersburg Tuesday Sunday
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., call
727-522-6566 or visit www.

Center to Offer
Gymnastics this Fall
ST. PETE BEACH- Starting this fall
the St. Pete Beach Community Center
is proudly offering gymnastics classes
for children of every age and skill
level through Bayside Gymnastics,
the premier gymnastics program in
the Tampa Bay area. Gymnastics
offers children fun and exciting new
challenges in a safe and supportive
environment, which helps grow
confidence. Classes will be offered
at varying times on Wednesday
evenings at the St. Pete Beach
Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega
Drive, so contact Bayside Gymnastics
directly for all details: 727-258-4981
or inl... l..ly-i,....y nn.i-h i ..In

Connect with
Other Moms
A local support group for mothers
offers online message boards, support
groups, recipe database and more.
The local group includes events such
as Mom's Night Out and play dates.
Visit pinellasmommies.com.

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Gayle's Restaurant: The Key to Your Dining Pleasure

Vintage Florida Diner
Still Does Food Up Right

By Cathy Salustri

You may not have no-
ticed Gayle's, the tiny
diner on the beach side
of the Corey Causeway.
It's an unassuming white
building on the north
side of the road, and if
you drive by it in the af-
ternoons- after closing
time- you might now re-
alize it's open for busi-
ness at all.
But Gayle's isn't only
open for business, it's
been open for business
since 1953. For over 50
years the Kilpatrick fam-
ily has specialized in real
foxd without foolishness
or frills. If you want ba-
con and eggs or meatloaf
with lumpy gravy and
real mashed potatoes,
Gayle's is where you go.
Inside, Gayle's is as
unassuming as outside.
Pink booths and Formica
counters pay tribute to
the restaurant's history,
and collectors would call
the original menus (on
display only; the prices
have changed slightly,
although not much) "vin-
tage." Their two-toned
cover brags that Gayle's
Restaurant is "the key
to your dining pleasure,"
and the back has a bless-
ing to say before the
In the kitchen, Mike
makes the food most
days, and he does his
job proudly. He's even
learned to make collards
and green beans from the
part-time cook who came
on staff pretty much
for her greens exper-
tise. Twice a week, Jean
comes in and makes col-

lards with turkey,
using only south-
ern ingredients.
'"They're the
real thing," Mike
says proudly. He
also makes potato
chips, roasts tur-
keys, and turnsout
one omelet after
another, including
the ever-popular
"garbage omelet."
He makes a daily
special, and if you
order a lunch spe-
cial they give you
a free beer with
your meal. The
vegetables are al-
ways fresh and in
season, and while
it isn't right to call
it home cooking,
it's as close as you
can get in a res-
Although the pric-
es have changed
since the days of
the first menu, Gayle
they haven't gone of ser
up by much. The menu
daily specials start
at just a couple of dollars,
and the lunch specials
start at $4.50. The most
expensive thing on the
menu costs $8.25.
The restaurant is fam-
ily-owned and operated,
and the staff that isn't
blood kin to the Kil-
patrick family seems
to belong in the family
as well. Mr. Kilpatrick,
who just turned 91 and
has breakfast at Gayle's
every morning, named
the restaurant after his
oldest daughter, Gayle,
and his first wife used
to do the cooking. Later,
his second wife took over

. I


's Is a tradition for locals on St. Pete Beach. After over 50 years
ving homestyle meals at excellent prices, it remains as this old
boasts "The Key To Your Dining Pleasure."

the kitchen duties, and
his daughter-in-law and
grandson help out Mike
and long-time waitress,
Debbie, as much as they
Gayle's sees its share
of tourists, certainly, but
at heart it's a locals res-
taurant. The Kilpatrick
family has deep ties to
St. Pete Beach- Mr. Kil-
patrick was the first po-
lice officer- and, although
they don't say this, they
seem to feel it's their duty
to give the locals a decent
meal at a great price.
They take pride in their
food and it shows, from
the homemade potato

chips to the oven-roasted
turkey. You won't find a
heartier meal for a better
price, and you certainly
won't find it at a place
that has the history,
charm, and family feel of
Gayle's Restaurant.


Open every day
of the year
6:30 a.m. 2 p.m.
455 75th Avenue
St. Pete Beach

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New Toning and Fat
Burning Class
ST. PETE BEACH- People of all ages
and skill-levels can lose weight and
inches while revving up their energy
and improving their overall health.
The all-new Burn & Tone class at the
St. Pete Beach Community Center is
like having your own personal trainer
without the costly investment.
Get healthy and most importantly
have fun doing it. Classes are held
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
mornings from 7-7:45 a.m. and again

from 8-8:45 a.m. at the St. Pete
Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca
Ciega Drive. Contact instructor Helle
Hartley for more information at 727-

Help Improve USCG
Building in Gulfport
Donations are needed for
improvements to the USCG Auxiliary
Building in Gulfport. Gulfport
Marine Training & Rescue Group
(GUMTARG) established in 1962,
is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

Attorney Keith Sanders,
Handles Bankruptcies with Experience and Sensitivity

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

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

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

Keith Sanders, Esq.
Sanders Law, PA.
6702 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Unlike most non-profit corporations
that are only 50%, GUMTARG is
100% non-profit and has no paid
employees or directors.
GUMTARG financially supports
the Gulfport Auxiliary 7-16 building
solely. Every penny of all donations
are tax deductible and will go
toward building improvements.
They accept car, boat, and cash
donations. GUMTARG has kept the
Gulfport auxiliary building afloat
since 1962. They would like to thank
Home Depot, Kevin Yeaton, and Jim
Newman for their recent donations.
To help, call Jim at 727-742-5140.

Care Givers
Support Groups
Do you find yourself "caring" for
the health concerns of another?
If so, consider coming to one of
Pasadena Community Church's Care
Giver Support Groups in the Life
Enrichment Center at 227 70 Street
S. One group meets on Tuesday
evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and
the other meets on Wednesdays from
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Both groups are open to the public
and provide a confidential setting
for those attending to share with
others who are in like situations
their experiences, joys and concerns
of "care giving". The person may be a
relative or just a good friend. It is not
necessary that the individual reside
in the same house with you or even
the same state.
Call Pam Lanning at 347-2809 or
Barbara Posey at 381-2499, ext. 214.

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

Gabber September 2 September 8, 2010

Deadline: Tuesday 5pm o Monday 3pm if proof is required

David C. Hastings, CPA, PA
Certified Public Accountant
Licensed for 37 Years
Individual & Business Taxes Financial Planning
Bookkeeping IRS Problems Payroll Services

2207 54th St. S. Gulfport, FL 33707
322-0909 Fax: 322-0520
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Reasonable Rates
Call: 727-328-1227
APPLIANCE JACK- All Appliances. $25 Ser-
vice Call, 727-565-9147.
People are calling the Gabber looking for your
service! Please call today to advertise, 321-

I Come to You! Billy Fix It 727-793-4624 or
www.powerwindowguy.com for a Free Quote.

Positive Woman that can Take Care of all Your
Needs. Licensed CNA. 727-902-8836.
R.N. AVAILABLE TO CARE-for your Loved
one Weekends. Reasonable, Florida Licensed,
CPR Trained. 727-344-0297.
LPN/CNA-lf you need a Caring and Compas-
sionate Person that Enjoys caring for others
with 20+ Years of Service. Please call! 727-
AGELESS PERSONNEL- Specializing in
cleaning, laundry, meals, errands, bill pay-
ing, companionship, dependable, courteous.
hour minimum. $55. Call Today! 727-215-
pointments / Shopping. Light housekeeping.
honest, dependable. Good references. 727-
343-8191, Kathy

Let ME l 1p!
Tutoring Available
Certified Teacher 13 years experience
Available to help individuals that do not understand
a concept or are struggling with a problem.
Call Marlene Tench

SCarpet Cleaning
Tile and grout cleaning and sealing
Pet urine extraction
Residential and commercial

727-656-7791 727-360-4 43

Do you need help with Organizing and Declut-
teringyour home to create order out of disor-
der?Pat Johns, 727-360-3328.
Affordable Prices, Flexible Hours, Senior Dis-
count, Also Offering Pet Services, Free Esti-
mates. Ding's Cleaning Enterprises, 727-322-

Repair, Tutoring, Setup, Fair Rates, Senior-
Friendly Serving Gulfport. S. Pasadena, the
Beaches, St. Petersburg. Phil Penrose 727-

Computer Daydreamers
Repair Internet
30 Years Experience Cafe
Hours: Mon. Sat. Microsoft Office 2007 FAX/ATM
3037 Beach Boulevard 388-3493

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Weekly, Monthly, Move-Ins/Outs. References
Available. 727-422-6761.

Cleaning, Inc.
Professional Window Washing Service
(727) 481-1605
Condos From Homes From
'389" 68"
"Best Prices In Town"
Licensed Insured
Since 1989
lem, Weekly, Bi-weekly, Monthly. For Free Esti-
mates Call A Gal'n A Mop, at 528-0148.


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541 49th St. S
Free Diagnostic Pick-up Service Available
Virus Removal Hardware/Software
Upgrades Networking

Scooter Rescue Repair
"Experienced Repairs for Fair Prices"

Most repairs completed on site.
"We Come To You"

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

Room Additions Lightning Protection
Fuses to Breakers Mobile Homes
Circuits Added Phone Wiring
Ceiling Fans Security Lighting & More
Hour 7 nsuredL
Service 525-0677 nsuLic.
FREE ESTIMATES Any Size Job. Service
Upgrades. Fuse to Breakers, Insured Master
Electrician. Home Generator H/Ups. Call Rob-
ert, 727-455-1099. C-6443/ER#14346.
We Have the Solutions to Your Electrical
Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Break-
ers, All Electrica Repairs & Installation. Senior
Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-546-7047
Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Com-
mercial. New or Remodel work, Service Up-
grades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting
installed. State License #ER0007653.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $13 per
issue. Call 321-6965.

Low Voltage Wiring, Home Theater, CATV,
Computer Networking, Licensed (C-10036) &
Insured. Visa/MC. 727-547-8001.

Handyman Services, 27 Years Experience.
Lawn Mowing, References. Over 50 Discount.
Free Estimates. We Do It all! You Don't Pay
Anything Till Job is Complete, Great Refer-
ences! 727-688-9565. Licensed/Insured.
"Have Tools Will Travel" Trustworthy Doors,
Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 24 Year Gab-
ber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754.
Lawn Care, Pressure Washing, Small Engine
Repair, Home Repairs. Call for Free Estimates.
Rick 727-418-7555 or Mike 727-415-7402.
GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experi-
ence, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends.
Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed.
Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount,
sidered, Pressure Washing, House Clearance,
Etc. Licensed & Insured. 727-344-3201.

S or & HEATING L.L.C. t
usomnertisfaction is My Priority
:., 727r"327-9727

"Communication Is Our Key To Quality & Comfort"
Complete 2-5 Ton Systems
(15 and 16 SEER Straight Cool & Heat Pump)
With NO HIDDEN Charges
Installed & Fully Guaranteed
from under

All Jobs are permitted State Lic. # CAC1816023

Comfortmaker, Goodman or Rheem Products 727-330-5869
Gabber September 2 September 8, 2010

I:Heat/AirCond i;ning
No service
Charge with
1 II Evening &
"Same rates seven days a week" Appointments

727 P.O. Box 4001 BBB
709-7979 t. Peterburg,FL. 33731

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Licensed & Insured #CAC058721

Shingle, Flat and All Types of Repairs. Call for
Free Estimates. Lic. RC0033898 since 1979.
Roofing Done Right! 727-565-0113.

SFREE Estimates

Scot R. Buley Quality Residential &
General Contractor Commercial Construction
Class A State License Remodneing Additions
#CGC1517892 Kitchen & Baths
Cell: (727) 623-7483
Ofc & Fax: (727) 864-6287

RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Pool Cages,
Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hur-
ricane Windows, Concrete Slabs, Sofit/Facia.
Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-
4300. RX11066857.

New Construction Remodeling Safe Rooms e
Additions Kitchens & Baths Window Replacement
Free Estimates Residential & Commercial
Padula Development & Construction Company Inc.
727-327-2100 office /// 515-7509 & cell I/ 321-5717 eves
Paa Famiy, Pmrovdig .ao Cansbon Sitm snsce 185
B hin(l(CpmB O since 1973
State Licensed CBC-035154 Insured
Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Special-
ists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let "A
Old-Timer" Do It! Licensed RCC0051451 and
Insured. 824-9996.
I0@0 Call:
ME- A Licensed & Insured

Types Roofing from Leaks to Complete Re-
oofs. Insured, Dependable. Free Estimates.
Quality Workmanship. 727-214-4768.

* Bedrooms Room
* Baths -^ i Additions
* Kitchens Porch
* Storm Enclosures
" Storm L
Soffit &
Protection Faia

Whitman Contractor Inc.
All Types of Remodeling Free Estimates
Bill (Skip) Whitman
Licensed & Insured LC #CR C052336


(727) 528-1227
, ,727-539-89738
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Residential, Commercial, Auto, 23yrs. Experi-
ence. Free Estimates". Visit gulftint.com


Protect Yourself Now!
Energy Savings Solve Water/Wind
SPrivacy Problems
Security Plus Noise Reduction
L Call 344-3363 -

$99 & UP
30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roof-
ing, flat roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727-

People are calling the Gabber looking for your
service! Please call today to advertise, start-
ing at $13/wk. 321-6965.
Movers, Weed Eaters, Pressure Washers.
Free Estimates. Call Rick, 727-418-7555.

JEFF'S LAWN SERVICE- Mowing, Trimming,
Edging, Blowing, Yard Clean-ups. Leaf and
Debris removal. ALSO: Odd jobs. Reasonable
rates, 727-341-0185
LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Clean-
ing, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush
Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris
Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave,

use clearedfrom limbs

Quality Home Repairs
Painting Carpentry
Wallpaper Tile
Drywall & more
m 727-798-8772
W ,,' _27-798-8775
Lic.#CBC1253003 FREE Estimates* Since 1985

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Raking Leaves, Clean Up Lots, Apartment
Clean-Outs, Garages. Tree Trim, Removal,
Etc. Pressure Washing. Sylvester, 460-8721.
Neat, Clean Professional, Removals, Trim-
ming, Clean-Ups, No Job to Big or Small. Li-
censed & Insured. 727-346-4900.
Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years
Experience. Reasonable Rates.Well & Pumps.
439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312.
Prices, Leaf & Debris Removal, Palm & Tree
Pruning. Spring Cleanouts. Call Don, 727-565-

James Fox Tree Service
Owner/Operator for over 20 years
S "We make your trees feel beautiful"
"-' Trees cleaned, elevated
Pmperty Maintenance
Si Stump grinding
Hazardous limb removal
Lic.# 0700008985 Storm and roof protection
727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601

Mowing, Edging, Hedge Trimming
Sodding, Planting & Mulching


DAN'S HAULING-341-1135. Full
Cleanups. Bobcat & Demo Work.


PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates.
Commercial Residential References Upon
Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.

Seniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $13 per
issue. Call 321-6965.

When You Need a Plumber...Call the Best!

Why Replace,i I t Can Be Repaired!

A Family Traditin Since 1954

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

P Senior

INCE 1961 Discounts

321-4276 Emergency

Charles Plumbing
1* Faucets
Water Heaters
Sewer & Drain
Leak Repair
Charles Plumbing 727-5222508

Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All
Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632.

Affordable Redecorating
The Uphiostery Doctor
Yourre-upholstery specialist

(727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830

Stocks. Learn how it's possible to do it using
Technical Analysis. www.cottonstocks.net
Opportunity. Part-Time from Home. Go to
www.abminfo.com Sign up Online. ID #3011
David S.

ed. Variety of work. Full/Part time. Guaranted
25-30 hrs. per week. Pay to be determined.
Phillip 727-551-1970
440 REQUIRED- Energetic, Good Telephone
Voice & Manners. Professional Appearance.
Front Desk Receptionist, Multi-Task. Send Re-
sume, 343-3916 or call 345-1668.
CUSTOMER SERVICE-Correspondent. Work
at home or in our Office. Coordinating Sales
and Requests for taking Orders for nterna-
tional Customers. Foreign Languages Helpful
but not required. Salary or Commission, send
resume or call 1-800-872-9729.
Needs work at home person. Experienced
computer master to produce Sales Leaflets
and Catalogs. Update website for small inter-
national medical manufacturer. Fax resume
and salary requirements to Richard, 727-327-
LAWN MAINTENANCE-Experience in All
Phases. Must be Dependable and Have Driv-
ers License. Background Check Required.
727-215-2520. Please Call for Appt.
St. Petersburg Insurance Agency. Must have
440 License or Equivalent Experience in In-
surance Industry. Knowledge of AMS System
Required. Excellent Customer Service Skills
w/Part Time Flexible Hours.
mary@lanierand company.com
HELPER WITH TRUCK-Or Car to Drive and
Assist in Setting up Items for Sale at Outdoor
Market and Art Walks in Gulfport. Call 727-
345-1869 for Information.

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College students and recent high school grads.
Earn between $200 & $400 in the next 7-10
days. Become an inviter. Get paid for just in-
viting. Seeking Exceedingly ambitious person.
I've been doing this business for years. I can
teach you how to earn up to $400 each and
every week. Call anytime 727-431-2001
CHILD CARE TEACHER-for Pre-School Must
be CDA Qualified. Position pays $8.00hr. 727-

(727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830

Motor/Tranny, T-top. $2150. 727-481-2767.
1997 BUICK RIVIERA-Silver. One Owner,
Loaded, Super Charger, Serviced Every 3K.
84,000 miles, No Wrecks. Non Smoker. $4500.
obo. Must Sell. 727-374-5465.

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

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

SOFABED PASTELS $99- Dark Mable Dining
Room Set, Round Table, 4 captains chairs, 3
leaves, $135. Misc Furniture. All Good Condi-
tion. 727-657-6904.

We Buy Anything
of Value!
Jewelry Coins : Boats
Guns *o Auto

e1 727-687-2673

"Power of Myth" Cassettes. $50. 727-822-
Gabber September 2 September 8, 2010


All Kinds. Also Flatbed Trailer 4' x 8'. Call Frank

Oldsmar location Closed due to the heat.
Visit us at: www.theotherworlds.com. Drums,
Harps, Flutes, Bagpipes, Sitars & More. Great
Selection of Gemstone Jewelry. Call Tuesday -
Saturday, 727-345-2800.

Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
LAWN MOWER $35-Gas Edger $35. 727-

Sign-up with top seller Or purchase products.
Call Mirzana 727-453-2637

Especially when it's free! Invite your friends
over and host a Silpada Designs Jewelry par-
ty. It's that easy and it's fun! I will bring the
.925 sterling boutique to your house. Give me
a ring at 727-410-3516. Deb Reichart, Inde-
pendent Silpada Representative.
THE BOOK LADY SAYS- Wear a Classy Em-
broidered Gulfport Tee Shirt, $17.95. Small
Adventures Book Shop, 3107 Beach Blvd 727-
347-8732. Closed Sunday & Monday.

New CieAura Holographic Chips, Nothing En-
ters the Body-No Drugs or Chemicals. Free
CieAura Chip samples to first 5 callers need-
ing Rent-A-Hand's many homecare services.

Trailer, $7500 o.b.o. 813-263-4332.
16' FIBERGLASS BOAT-15HP, Trailer, Bimini,
Fish Finder, Console Steering. $1500. 727-

from 1950's or older. Will pay cash. I will pick
up. Call Kenny at 727-320-3322.
mer. Classic Rock. 727-320-6966, Michael.

PLACE YOUR AD HERE- $13.00 for20 words,
includes notarized affidavit of publication and
tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965.

MOVING SALE- Furn, TV's, Stereo's Small
Appliances, Hand Tools, Power Tools, Digital
Piano (88 key), Oriental Rugs, Antiques, Art-
work, Engine Hoist, Windows, Ext. Door, Pots.
Too Much More to List, Must Go! 1212 60th St.
S. Saturday, 8a.m.- 5p.m. Cash only.
5001 20TH AVE S.-Sat. only! 7a.m.-1 p.m. Lots
of misc.
YARD SALE- 1719 York St.S. Sat. & Sun.
641 59TH ST. S.-Sat. & Sun. 7am.-2pm.

8:30-3:00pm. 727-898-8827. 3215 Fairfield
Ave. S. St. Pete Fl. Sat. Sept. 4th. Clothes;
Girls, Boys, Men & Women. Shoes, Napkins,
Ceramics, Furniture and Lots More. Please
Come and Bring a Friend!
6343 8TH AVE. SO.-Sat./Sun./Mon., 9-3.
Household, Lawn, Camping Equipment.
HUGE SALE!- 4929 9th Ave. S. Fri, & Sat.
9-2p.m. Kids Clothes $1.00 a Bag, Antiques,
Books, Jewelry, Pictures, Toys, Pond Acces-
sories and More! Rain or Shine. Gulfport Flea
Market. Vendor Space Available. 727-557-

Ave. 58th St. S. Area. 727-344-2430.
old. Found in the vicinity of 6100 Gulfport Blvd.
Please call to Identify 727-345-5503.

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 interces-
sor of all who invoke your special patronage 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 as-
sistance. Help me in my present urgent peti-
tion. 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.
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.

WE GO THERE! 321-6965

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

(727) 321965 fax (727) 327-7830

A Very Big

Thank You

to Joe & Maddy, the bartenders &
O'Maddys staff who went above &
beyond. A very extra special thank
you to my family, Mike, Larry, Ding,
Diane, Chris, Carol & Adam you all
were a pillar of strength for me.
And to all our friends who made a
difficult day a little easier.

Thanks again
Vickie Mitchell (Shannon)

CLEAN 1BR/DEN APT. 50th Ave. N. & 32nd
St. N. Central H/A, Water included. $600/mo.
hook-up. $650/Mo. plus Security/Utilities. No
Pets. Call 727-384-1354.
Mobile Home. 2BR/1BA, Large Living/Dining
Room. Sm. Pets Ok. W/S/G & Cable Paid. Pa-
tio/Carport area on Lake. 727-657-6904.
Stetson. 1BR Apt. W/D, Tile, Newly Remod-
eled. No Application Fee. 4926 29th Ave. S.
727-729-0385 or 727-543-1789.

1. lbr unit in Beach duplex $630/mo.
2. Spacious, clean 1br/1ba apt in Northeast St Pete
3. Westwood Villas 2br/2ba $749/mo.
4. Seminole Duplex 2br/1ba $750/mo.
We can rent your house/condo to qualified tenants

2BR/2BA CONDO- St. Pete. Pool, Clubhouse,
Freshly Painted, $795/Mo. $500 Security. Call
Ken, 727-417-1462.

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MEL-TAN 3br/2ba Ne
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$436- $451 nfeth
Walk to Shopping
All utilities included
except telephone
GULFPORT 1BR/1BA-Nice apt. Includes all
Utilities and Cable. CH/A, Washer/Dryer, Dish-
washer, Ceiling Fans, Outside Sensor lights.
Quiet Neighborhood. Off St. Parking. No Sec-
tion 8. For 1 Non Smoker. Background Check.
$720/Mo. and Deposit. Will Accept By-Weekly
($360.), Weekly ($180.) Only After 1st Month
and Deposit Paid. Call Dan 727-327-6144 or
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.
Yard, Carport, Screened Porch, Great Florida
Room. Available Sept. 1st. $950/Mo. Small Pet
Okay. 727-692-7208.
2BR/1BA $775/Mo. plus Security. Garden Set-
ting. Very Clean, Ceiling Fans, CHA, Water &
Garbage Included. No Section 8. 727-424-
plete Professional Services for Condo's, 2nd
Homes & Associations. We Protect Your In-
vestment. Call 727-433-4454 or visit our web-
site at HTTP://sunrockproperties.com
5706 21ST AVE. S.-Key West 2/1, Living, Din-
ing, & Breakfast Rooms. New Kitchen, Wash-
er/Dryer. Tropical Gardens, Large Gazebo,
Lawn Care included. Walk to Restaurants,
Beach. No Pets or Section 8. $975/Mo. $975/
Security 607-467-4862.
Apt. Newly Painted, Utility Room. Close to
Shopping/Beach. $725/Mo. Also Efficiency, St.
Pete Beach, $565/mo. Excellent Condition &
Location. 727-345-7036.

ndo water view & pool. No pets, Nice Price $595
wer block construction SEC 8 OK ONLY $925
e floors, CHA, WD hookups, Corer lot $795
;C 8 OK Lake views lbr/lba $650-$695 2br/2ba $825 :. *
12/1 Apt Updated kitchen new flooring $725 *
ge rooms to stretch Split bedroom plan $1295
Sntals & Realty, Inc.
(727) 867-3767 .l

CLOSE TO STETSON-1251 Marion Dr. S.
2BR/1BA/2CG, CH/A, Florida Room, Fur-
nished or Unfurnished, Large Yard. $950/Mo.
plus Security. 727322-8030.
Eff. $525/Mo. Also 1BR $575/Mo. and 2BR
$675/Mo. plus Electrics. 727-321-8582.
Large Fenced Yard. New Tile/Carpet. Washer/
Dryer. $750/Mo. Close to Bus line. No Drugs.
Handicap Accessible 727-347-9946.
5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.- 1BR Apt. $525/
Mo.and Security. Available immediately. 727-

In Gulfport, beautiful oak floors throughout,
enclosed porch w/tile floor, washer &
dryer, extra storage, unfurnished. Sorry, no
smoking or dogs. $725 with year's lease:
$800 FOR 7 months+. $500 deposit.
2313 52nd Street South, Gulfport
727-580-2518 (evening)
or 580-7332 (day).

LARGE 1BR/1BA APT.-$575/Mo. C/H/A, Wa-
ter Paid, Laundry. Small Quiet Complex. Pet-
less, Smokeless. Reserved Parking. 727-360-
4054. Leave Message.
furnished Condo. Enclosed Balcony, A-1
Condition, Heated Pool, Tennis, Club House.
Cable Included. Security Entrance. $750 Plus
Deposit (727)864-2582, 502-376-7529, 502-
GULFPORT 2001 1/2 55TH ST. S.-2 Large
Bedrooms, 1BA with Carport. New Kitchen
and Remodeled Bathroom. $750/Mo. $500/Se-
curity. See pics on Craigs list 727-742-5140.
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 727-822-2200.
1 br/1 ba, micro kitchen. Utilities included. Close
to shops, beach & bus. $500/Mo. plus Security.
$450 First month. 727-345-1869.
Apts. from $450/Mo., 1BR's from $550/Mo.,
2BR's from $625/Mo. Vouchers & Section 8

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3BR DUPLEX-Fenced-in Yard, Good Location.
$700/Mo. + 1 Month Security. 2220 York St. So.
Also 2BR Available. 321-1793 or 502-7530.
ST. PETERSBURG-1BR, Broadwater, Beauti-
fully Spacious Newly Renovated Condo, Large
Living Room, Kitchen, Dining Area, Bath Tile
Floor, C/H/A, Pool, Private Parking, Lawn
Care & Much More. Must See! $735/Mo. 727-
Updated 1920's Bungalow on Large Lot. $850/
Mo. plus Deposit. Available Now! 727-542-
5108 28TH AVE. S. -1BR cottage, walking
distance to beach and shopping. $450/mo. 1st
and last. 727-327-4586.
SPACIOUS 2,000 SF-2BR/2BA, Terrazzo
Floors with Lots of Windows, Large Kitchen,
LR, DR, FR & Office. Garden w/Hot Tub. $925/
Mo. + All Utilities. 727-323-5727.
2BR/1BA, 1 Block to Beach, Pier, Park. $825/
Mo. plus Security. Small Pets Ok 727-347-
1BR NEAR BAYFRONT-& All Children's Hos-
pitals. 844 5th Ave. S. Includes Hot Water,
$475/Mo. plus Security. Move-in Ready! 727-
S. PASADENA-Triplex, 2/1, Ground floor, Car-
port, W/S/G. ($45.), included in $700/Mo. Plus
12th Mo. & Security. Owners on Premises.
727-345-4153 7000 Hibiscus Ave. S. #2.
dated Kitchen. 5114 Preston Ave. S. $1000/
Mo. Call Jason & Leave a Message. 727-542-
ST. PETE BEACH-Extra Large Studio Apts,
Newly Renovated, minutes to Beach, Trolley,
block off Corey Ave. $600-$625/Mo includes
water/maintenance. 727-736-9200.
Yard, $950/Mo. Neat & Clean! 727-417-1462.

VILLAS del VERDE-2332 sq. ft. 3/2/2, over-
looks golf course, gated townhouse, commu-
nity pool, fitness center, $1850/mo 713-824-

Large 1 Br/1 Ba. Laundry on site. Walk to beach.
$600/mo. plus $400 security/utilities. Available
Mid-September. 727-347-1017.
HISTORIC KENWOOD-Beautifully Refur-
bished 2BR/1BA, Approx. 1000SF, Hardwood
Floors, New Appliances. W/D, Sunroom, 2520
1st Ave. N. Minutes from Downtown/Close to
Beaches. 727-543-1791 or 727-729-0385.
CLEAN AND NEAT-1BR Apt. on Lake Mag-
giore. Nice Quiet Neighborhood on Cul-de-
Sac. Washer/Dryer. $650/Mo. Utilities Includ-
ed. No Dogs 727-637-4477.
GARAGE APT.-1 BR Unfurnished. 50+, Non
Smoker, St. Jude area. $490/Mo. plus Secu-
rity. Includes water. New Paint and Floors.
352-344-9801, 352-476-8401.

SEASONAL 2BR/2BA- w/Carport, Screened
Patio, W/D, Sunset Palms. 5-6 months. 727-
ble, water, trash included. No Pets/Smoking.
Off St. Parking, Walk to Shops & Beach, Ma-
ture Person, $600 + Deposit. 727-384-2053

2BR/2BA, Tastefully Decorated and Fully Fur-
nished Annual/Seasonal Rental. Call Karen
Vogel, 727-542-9384 PRUDENTIAL TROPI-
Tyrone. $350-$550 Negotiable. All Utilities In-
cluded. Small Deposit. 727-345-4200.

55 plus community
Diplomat #903, 2 bed 2 bath furn ................................................................................ $1200.00 Annual
Diplomat #609, 1 bed 1 bath furn ................ ............................................. $1000.00 Annual
Avalon #109,1 bed 1 bath furn .................................................................................... $1000.00 Annual
Kenmore House, 1 bed 1 bath furn ..............................................................................$ 650.00 Annual
Ivanhoe House #308,1 bed 1 bath waterviews, furn, .............................................. .$ 800.00 Annual
Groton House #312 1 bed 1 bath waterfrt, furn ...........................................................$ 800.00 Annual
Embassy House Waterfront Furnished Winter Rentals
#304 2 bed 2 bath, carport, 181 day rental ................................................ ..... $1150 monthly
Avalon House Waterfront Furnished Winter Rental
#206 1 bed 1 bath ................................................................................ . ........$ 850.00 m monthly
Jamison House #310 2 bed 2,181 day rental ............................................................. $ 850.00 monthly
Manchester #109 2 bed 2 bath, 181 day rental ...........................................................$ 950.00 monthly

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cious 1Br Condo. 1st Floor Unit w/Patio. $695/
Mo. Annual includes Water/Cable Trash/Main-
tenance. No Smokers/Pets. 716-693-8612.
2BR/2BA, C/H/A, W/D, DW, Fully Furnished,
Fenced, Concrete Parking. Pet Friendly. Vaca-
tion, Weekly or Monthly. 727-328-0203.
4TH ST. N. APT.-1BR, Private Parking,
Screened Porch. Part Utilities Paid. $525/Mo.
Also Eff. $550. & $575/Mo. Includes Utilities.
Small, Clean, Close to Beach. W/S/G includ-
ed. $525/Mo. for quiet tenant w/references.
Call marie, 727-657-1259.
4511 2ND AVE. SO.-2BR/1BA, $750/mo.
2BR/1BR, C/H/A, Nice Clean, 4545 18th Ave.
S. $650/mo. Security. Section 8 Welcome. 727-
343-7343, 727-455-8998.

from $400-$500 Monthly. Applications and
Criminal Background Checks Required. Con-
tact Home Share Pinellas 727-945-1528 www.
ROOMMATE WANTED- Pasadena/Gulfport.
Full House Privileges, Utilities & Wireless In-
ternet Included. 727-344-0509.

300sq.ft. $400/Mo. 3007 1/2 Beach Blvd. (in
back of The Outpost) 727-344-7674 For Appt.
to See.

floor in Town Shores. $60,000 plus (Cash). Or
House 1 block to Gulf $100,000 plus (Cash)
Call 727-215-2661.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY-6600 Dartmouth St.
N. Large Livingroom, 2BR/1 BA, Bright kitchen,
Diningroom, Garage, large fencedyard. Can
be yours for $99,900! MARCOUX REALTY,
INC. 727-347-1535, 727-360-9494.

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1120sqft, 2nd floor standard unit. Galley Kitch-
en (new floor, resurfaced counters). 16.5x8
Florida room over Looking Harbor leading
to Boca Ciega Bay. CH/A, Covered Carport,
Unfurnished. No Realtors. $125,000. 727-345-
DYNAMITE DEAL!-Best Price in Town
Shores! Marina View Condo 1st floor, No
Stairs, 1BR/1BA Deluxe! Fish out your Back
Door, Cool in the Pool, Nice and Clean. A
Real "Short-Sale" Steal at $69,900. Call Diane
Boyle, Realtor WAVE REALTY 727-894-3252.
SPACIOUS 2BR/1.5BA- Masonry Home, Eat-
in kitchen, terrazzo floors, 1 Car garage w/
circle drive. Great location across from Glad-
den Park w/community center and after school
care. $109,000. Also have 2BR/1BA Condo
in Paradise Shores, 55+ w/pool, $42,500. Mar-
git Kaitar with COLDWELL BANKER 727-545-
5634 or 727-643-5172.
Town Shores 2/2 Open Water, Buckingham
55+ $179,900. "WOW" Bay Island 1/1 Water-
front 55+ $60,000. Taking New Listings for the
Season. Helping You isWhat I Do! Call To-
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$49,000: 2/1, Mobile Beachway Resident Owned Park
S $92,500: 2/1/1, Gulfport Charm, Open Kitchen/Living Room, Family
Room, Big Yard, Small Deck, Updates, Fresh & Clean, Not Short Sale
$95,000: 2/1, Clean Bungalow, Enclosed Garage Workshop, Den, Fenced,
Alley Access Carport
$159,000: 2/1+/1, Keywest Feel, Family Room, Screened Lanai, Turnkey;
Roof, Windows, Paint, H&AC, All Updated, Comer Lot
S $168,900: 2/2/2, Mid Century Perfection, 1382 Sq. Ft., Big Fenced Yard,
18x20 Screened Family Room, Totally Turnkey
$169,900: 1/1.5, Diplomat Condo, Mesmerizing Views, Quality Updates,
Tastefully Furnished (included)
$259,000: 3/2/1, Master Suite, Granite Counters, 1611 Sq. Ft., Large Fenced
Yard, Nearly New Everything, Metal Roof


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