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: November 25, 2010
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
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this week..
Election Qualifying
Starts December 6
see page 5

Deadline to Enter
Mainsail Art Festival
see page 8

Letters to the Editor
see page 14

Pinellas Trail
Celebrates 20 Years
see page 35

City Whys: Gulfport
Police Pursuit Policy
see page 36

Don't Miss Holiday
Craft Festivals
see page 37

Bill Northrop Serves
on a Jury
see page 38

Everyday Hero: Meet
Cynthia Dean
see page 47

Holiday Fun on a
see page 48

Holiday Boat
see page 54
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since 19681

By Melissa Lattman
sculpting masters from
around North America
came to Treasure Island
for Sanding Ovations last
weekend. In its second year
the annual sand sculpting
competition and music
festival featured the works
of eight artists using sand,
waterand their imaginations..
Beachgoers could watch
sculptors at work, listen to
music and shop from arts
and crafts vendors.

Operation Santa Needs
Help from Community
If you would like to light up a child's life this season,
Operation Santa needs your help. The Gulfport Police
Department has a record 100 Gulfport kids who have
signed up so far so they can have holiday gifts this year.
Due to the economy, donations have been slow. They are
reaching out to the Gulfport Community and businesses to
lend a hand. Call Francine at 727-893-1653 or Cynthia at
727-893-1049. Any help would be appreciated.

Early Siqns of Holiday Spirit

Photo by Cathy Salustri
Les McEwen presides over the raffle table at the First United
Methodist Holiday Bazaar Saturday morning. The raffle included
several gift baskets as well as a crocheted blanket.

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A Community
Prepares for
the Holidays

By Leigh Clifton
This year, with unemployment
higher than it's been in decades
and many people out of work
and struggling, the holidays may
loom as a negative rather than a
positive and joyous time. For many
families, it's not what presents will
be under the tree, but what food
will be on the table. This year, as
in so many before, Gulfport's many
local organizations, restaurants
and police and fire departments
are banding together to offer those
less fortunate an opportunity to
have a good nice Christmas.
Over at the Gulfport Police De-
partment, Operation Santa is now
accepting new, unwrapped toys,
cash donations and gift cards to
be distributed to underprivileged
families in Gulfport. This is the
16th year for the program; police
dispatcher Francine Whitten and
Cindy Hayes help administrate
and distribute the toys and gift
cards to the families when
See Holidays, page 2

Holidays, from front page
they come to the station to pick up
their Christmas goodies. Several lo-
cations, including the Village Pub
in Gulfport, the Chamber of Com-
merce, Boca Ciega Yacht Club,
Pasadena Yacht Club, C.E.R.T, The
Gulfport Senior Center, The Rec
Center and the Storage House are
all accepting donations for Opera-
tion Santa at this time. Town Shores
residents have also traditionally
donated money and other local citi-
zens do as well. Those families with
children up to ten years old receive

toys; older children receive gift cards
to McDonald's. But more donations
are desperately needed as more and
more families are struggling in the
downward economy.
Toys for Tots, a national campaign
begun in 1947 by retired Major Bill
Hendricks and a group of Marine Re-
servists in Los Angeles is still going
strong today and the Pinellas Coun-
ty Chapter has local and National
sponsors who have drop-off sites.
Toys R-Us, Kids R-Us, Babies R Us,
Big Lots, First Community Bank
locations on Central Ave, North St.
Pete, Seminole and Pinellas Park

are all accepting donations of new,
unwrapped toys. Ice Cold Air in St.
Pete is also a donation station. There
is also a tie-in with eBay; several
sites will donate a portion of your
purchase to the Toys for Tots cam-

Kudos to O'Maddy's Restaurant
On Thursday, Thanksgiving day,
C'( I.iiil's will be closing the restau-
rant so they can serve Thanksgiving
meals to those families in the com-
munity who either are having finan-
cial difficulties or just don't have a
place to go for the holiday. "We've
wanted to do this for a few years,"
Maddy Guenther said. "We're blessed
to be able to do this and we have
a ton of volunteers and staff that
have agreed to help." Mayor Mike
Yakes got in touch with Lisa Savo at
Gulfport Elementary, who compiled
a list of 75 families who might want
to participate. Mayor Yakes also
asked at the Rec Center and there
will be several families from there
as well, who will get to enjoy a nice
Thanksgiving dinner.



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since 1968
1419 49th Street South,
Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 321-6965 (fax) 327-7830
9-5 Mon Wed, 9-2 Fri, Closed Thursday
Publishers/ Editors
Ken & Deb Reichart
Customer Service / Sales
Gina Forgetta, Mary Baumgartner
Contributing Writers
Gina Forgetta, Bill Northrop, Anne Rush
Photographer / Education Reporter
Leigh Clifton
City Hall Beaches
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Bill Northrop
Anne Rush, Jeff White
Chris Campas
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Display Advertising Tuesday 5 pm
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without premission of the Publishers.


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Thanksgiving Dinner
at Paradise Lutheran
Paradise Lutheran Church of
Treasure Island, 10255 Paradise
Boulevard (off the T.I. Causeway)
will host a free Thanksgiving dinner
at 12 noon on November 25. It will
be turkey with all the trimmings and
everyone is welcome. There will be
no charge, no religious service just
a time of celebration and fellowship.
Reservations are required and time is
getting short. Call 360-5739 today!

2010 City of Gulfport
Holiday Tree Lighting
1-2-3, light the tree! The Gulfport
Holiday Tree Lighting is on Monday,
December 6 starting at 7 p.m. in
('Iim.-I Park located at Gulfport
Blvd. S. and Beach Blvd. S. Bundle
up for an evening of music, festivities
and a true Gulfport tradition. There
will be refreshments and festive
cheer as the Mayor lights the tree
for another holiday season. This is
a free admission event and all are

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Luminaries with personal messages
will brightly light up the park. To
purchase luminaries for $2, call the
Gulfport Senior Center at 727-893-
2237 or 727-893-1231. Also, look for
the luminary form in this week's
Gabber. For general information,
please call 727-893-1118.
There just may be a visit from the
big man in red himself to listen to
your little ones' holiday wishes.

10th Annual Free
Thanksgiving Dinner
On Thursday, November 25,
from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. enjoy a
free, hot, home cooked traditional
Thanksgiving meal at Pilgrim
Church in the fellowship hall, 6315
Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. This
is an open house style event so diners
may arrive at any time between
the hours of noon and 4 p.m. There
is no RSVP required and there are
no eligibility requirements. Free
entertainment provided by Mike
Balistierri. Prospective diners may
call the church for information at

Annual Tree Lighting
in St. Pete Beach
ST. PETE BEACH- The City of
St. Pete Beach will be hosting their
annual tree lighting ceremony and
celebration on Friday, December 3
beginning at 6 p.m. in Horan Park,
7701 Boca Ciega Drive. This free
holiday event is open to the public
and will feature a Make-and-Take
craft station for kids, bounce houses,
festive music, refreshments, and the
tree blessing and lighting. St. Pete
Beach Chick-fil-a will be on hand
selling food and will bring their
prize wheel and cow character in his
holiday best. Santa will also make
an appearance to hand out candy
and pose for holiday photos. Call
363-9245 for more information.

Corey Lights Up
and Wine Stroll
Mark your calendars for "Black
Friday" or "Corey Lights Up" on
Friday, November 26. Over 17
merchants will be all 'decked out' to
start their holidays with sales, sales,
and more sales! Doors open 10 a.m.
Don't fight the big mall madness.
Instead leisurely stroll Corey Avenue
in St. Pete Beach while shopping
for your holiday gifts! Live music
by Kevin Wilder jazz piano from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. Free parking. No time
limit. Stay late or come back for
"Corey Stroll & Wine Taste" which
starts at 5 p.m. Merchants will be
open late until 8 p.m. offering wine,
refreshments, music and fun. Call


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City of Gulfport, Florida
Notice of Municipal General Election
and Qualifying Period
In accordance with Charter provisions, the City of Gulfport will hold a
Municipal General Election on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, for the election of two
Councilmembers Wards 2 and 4.
Qualifying begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 6, 2010 and ends at
Noon, Monday, December 13, 2010. Candidates for Councilmember shall be
a qualified elector of the ward from which they are nominated and reside, and
shall have continuously been a resident of the City of Gulfport for a period of
one year prior to their nomination.
Please contact the City Clerk for further qualifying information and paperwork,

Operation Santa 2010
It's that time of year again! Santa is putting his list together for this year.
If you are a Gulfport resident and could us a little help, the Gulfport Police
Department is now accepting applications for Christmas assistance through
December 3 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at 2401 53
Street S. in Gulfport. Each family's head of household must bring photo
identification, proof of Gulfport residence as well as the name(s) and age(s) of
children) living in the home.
Operation Santa will collect Christmas gifts for children ages 0 to 10 years of
age. There will be no home deliveries and you must pick up your gifts at the
Police Department between December 20 through 22, so it's important that
they hear from you right away.
For more information on Operation Santa, please call either Francine at 893-
1653 or Cindy at 893-1049. A home visit is required.

Bring Donations to
The Storage House
The Storage House located at 1219
49 Street S. in Gulfport is accepting
donations for the Gulfport Police
Department's Operation Santa and
non-perishable food items for the
Senior Center's food pantry. Drop off
a donation and help a neighbor.

City of Gulfport Holiday
Decorations Contest
Gulfport residents, are you ready to
get in the holiday spirit and brighten
up our City for the holiday season?
Then it's time to enter the City
of Gulfport's Holiday Decorations
Contest. Stop by the Gulfport
Recreation Center or City Hall to pick
up an application to enter your home
or business. "Santa and his Elves"
will be judging on Monday evening,
December 13. No one knows what
time the big red sleigh will travel
through the City of Gulfport, but
please be ready by 6 p.m. Deadline
to enter the contest is noon, Monday,
December 13.
There are two theme categories:
general and commercial. The
general theme is for single/joint
home only and the commercial
theme is for single/joint business
and professional locations, including
home occupations.
A plaque will be awarded to one
winner of each theme category and
plaques will be presented to them
at Gulfport's City Council meeting
(televised) Tuesday, December 21 at
7 p.m. Call 893-1068.

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Mainsail Arts Festival
artists, applications to be an
exhibitor in the 36th Annual
Mainsail Arts Festival are due by
December 1, 2010. All applications
must be submitted online at www.
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mainsailartsfestival.org and clicking
on ZAPP.
This year's competition features
more than $50,000 in cash awards,

including the $10,000 Best of
Show prize. Jury fees are $35 and
booth entry fee is $250 with 13
different categories for submissions:
Ceramics, Digital Art, Fibers, Glass,
Graphics, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed
Media, Oil/Acrylic, Photography,
Sculpture, Watercolor and Wood.
The festival will be held in
St. Petersburg's waterfront Vinoy
Park on April 16 and 17, 2011. In
addition to over 240 artists, Mainsail
presents the "Young at Art" student
show, "Kids Create" art activity

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Benefit Concert for
Marissa Heathco
The Blueberry Patch, 4923 20
Avenue S. in Gulfport, will host a
benefit concert and silent auction for
Marissa Heathco on November 28
from 4-11 p.m.
The outdoor event features the
music of COPE and Funky Seeds &
friends. Bid on some great gift items
in the silent auction. All proceeds
will benefit Marissa Heathco who is
recuperating from auto accident.
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Merchants association presents
the first annual Holiday Hoopla! on
Saturday, December 11 from 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. on Beach Blvd. in Gulfport.
A portion of the proceeds from the
event will benefit Operation Santa
and Gulfport families in need.
Event includes a variety of festive
and fun holiday-themed music,
holiday carolers, dance performances,

and roving street performers. Many
types of entertainment will perform
during the Hoopla, from local school
bands and choral groups and local
musicians to area performing arts
groups. Oh, yeah, and the big guy
in the red suit and Mrs. Claus will
be there, too, from 1-6 p.m., and will
be available for photos with children
adults and pets!
The Boca Ciega Yacht Club is
holding its 25th Annual Lighted
Christmas Boat Parade also on
Saturday, December 11. This year

the parade will begin by entering
the Gulfport Municipal Marina at
approximately 6 p.m. It will then
travel past the Casino and William's
Pier in Gulfport and into the canals
of Town Shores Condominiums. With
over a half mile of shopping, food,
fun, and holiday splendor this festive
event will soon become a Tampa Bay
holiday tradition!
The Gulfport Merchants Association
is seeking vendors and sponsors for
this holiday themed event. Quality
participants are important to our
success! Participants at the second
the excitement of participating in
a quality family event, and will be
provided an excellent opportunity
to showcase their talents and wares.
To download the application, please
visit http://sikpromotions.com/.

Salvation Army Needs
Holiday Volunteers
The Salvation Army of South
Pinellas County needs hundreds of
volunteers to provide services for our
community for the holidays. Positions
include Volunteer Bell-Ringer, Angel
Tree at Tyrone Mall, Thanksgiving
and Christmas Eve dinners, food-
sorting and packing, toy sorting
and packing, and registration and
distribution of assistance to over
1000 qualifying families
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volunteer opportunities call Gail
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Sunday 10:30am & 6pm Tuesday Bible Study 7pm
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The Good, The Bad
and The Pending
Dear Editor: The Good: Kudos
to the Gulfport Council, especially
Ms. Salmon and Mr. Henderson, for
finally getting the extra property tax
exemption for qualifying low-income
seniors passed. Gulfport is one of
the last cities in Pinellas County to
implement this additional $25,000
homestead exemption.
The Bad: Farmers' Markets are
supposed to be providing fresh, local
produce, right? So why is Gulfport's
Tuesday market selling garlic from
China? Don't assume all those fruits
and veggies are local or even USA
produced. Check labels or ask.
Pending: Now about paying water
bills: When is Gulfport going to
allow monthly automatic electronic
payments charged to credit cards or
checking accounts? Every monthly
bill I receive except the water bill is
paid this way. (I do not mean online
payment.) We've been waiting years
for this.
Jude Bagatti
Additional Homestead
Dear Editor: Hats off to the
city council for changing its mind!
Gulfport will now join 22 other
Pinellas municipalities in granting
an additional Homestead exemption
to many of its seniors. At the urging
of several members, the council
revisited its previous decision not to
give the exemption and reversed it!
The $25,000 exemption will affect
homeowners 65 and over with
annual income of less than $25,780.
It applies only to the city's portion
of the property tax (not the entire
bill) so it's not a huge amount just
enough to give a little help where it's
needed without putting a lot of stress
on the city budget.
Good job, council!
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Guild to Hold Annual
Mrs. Santa Luncheon
All Children's Hospital Guild
Beach Branch will sponsor the Mrs.
Santa Luncheon on Wednesday,
December 1 at 11 a.m. at the
St. Petersburg Yacht Club,
11 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg.
This popular event will include a
fashion show by Dillard's as well as a
Dillard's boutique. Participants will
have the opportunity to win one of
four Mrs. Santa bags filled with more
than 30 gifts as well as many door
prizes. The highlight of the event is
the crowning of Mrs. Santa, a person
who has demonstrated exceptional
volunteerism on behalf of the guild.
Cost is $50. All proceeds will go
towards the new All Children's
Hospital. Please call Marilyn
Massimore at 727-341-1930 for

Community Band Gives
Free Holiday Concert
The South Pasadena Community
Band will present its annual holiday
concert on December 9 in the Gulfport
Casino. The concert is free and begins
at 7:30 p.m.
Max Millspaugh, Musical Director
of the band said that the concert is
titled "Happy Holidays". According
to Millspaugh "we will be playing
traditional holiday music including
some Christmas carols and other
popular tunes of the season. We
will also feature Mr. Glenn Johnson
who will sing two of the program

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received at the last concert and he
will add a great sound at this concert,
commented Millspaugh.
South Pasadena Mayor Kathleen
Peters said that the band is a
community outreach initiative of her
city and she said the city is proud
to have these musical ambassadors
representing the city to the greater
"We are proud of the band and pleased
that Gulfport can sponsor the concert
and provide such a great venue",
said Mayor Peters. "This concert has
become very popular with the band's
audiences and they always present a
very festive array of holiday music",
the mayor concluded.
The City of Gulfport and the Gulfport
Chamber of Commerce sponsor the
free concert. Adequate free parking
is available surrounding the casino

and concessions are available. The
holiday concert is the second of four
concerts scheduled to be held in
the Casino with the remaining two
planned for February and March.

Florida Craftsman
Gallery Tour
All Children's Hospital Guild Beach
Branch will sponsor a fundraising
event at the Florida Craftsman
Gallery, 501 Central Avenue in
St. Petersburg on Friday, December
10 from 5-8 p.m. The Gallery tour
will include wine and hors d'ouerves
and art work opportunity sales.
All proceeds will go towards the
new All Children's Hospital. Call
Judy McDermott at 727-360-7714 for
tickets. Tickets are $8 presale and
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With the holidays and New Year
resolutions-right around the corner,
now is a great time to learn about
our unique Florida environment and
the best ways to protect it. That's
why Pinellas County Extension, the
Pinellas chapter of the Florida Native
Plant Society and the St. Petersburg
Audubon Society are hosting the
Holiday Conservation Celebration.
This year's keynote speaker is world-
renowned scientist and speaker,

Dr. Stephen Buchmann, author
of "Forgotten Pollinators." He will
speak on the mutual dependence of
plants and their animal pollinators
and the fragility of this system
in the face of habitat destruction
and environmental poisoning. Dr.
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of The Bee Works based in Tucson,
Ariz. Guests will have an opportunity
to speak with Dr. Buchmann before
his presentation and have copies of
his books signed.
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celebration takes place starting at
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programs focusing on wildlife, nature
and sustainable living.
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Are you looking for the perfect
Gulfport holiday gift that keeps on
giving throughout the year? The
Gulfport Historical calendar is
packed full of events and happenings
in Gulfport at your fingertips.
Looking for a local club or
organization? The calendar lists
local organizations, addresses and
phone numbers. It is a bonus 15
month calendar with the dates of
October 2010 to December 2011.
The price is $5 for the calendar.
The calendars are available at The
Gulfport Historical Museum at 5301
28th Ave. S., the Gulfport Chamber
of Commerce at 2808 58th St. S.,
Gulfport City Hall at 2401 53rd
St. S., the Gulfport Public Library
at 5501 28th Ave. S., the Gulfport
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By Daniel Hodge
GULFPORT, FL: Gulfport will be
the setting for the 19th annual
World AIDS Day event hosted by
AIDS Service Association of Pinellas
(ASAP). "Passport to Gulfport" will
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offering supporters a purposeful
twist on a progressive dinner party
on Friday, December 3.
Drinks and a variety of tapas will be
offered at three of Gulfport's favorite
restaurants during the course of the
evening. At 6:30 p.m., participants
will begin the evening at Isabelle's
at the Peninsula Inn & Spa (2937
Beach Blvd.). The next stop at 7:30
will be Pia's Trattoria (3054 Beach
Blvd.) and the last location will be
Dive Bar & Grill (3128 Beach Blvd.)
from 8:30 to 9:30. Festive d6cor
and entertainment is scheduled at
each location. All food and libations
are included. Tickets are $50 per
person and are available in advance
at Domain Home Accessories (3129
Beach Blvd.) with cash or check,
or online with credit card at www.
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provider of services and support to
children, families and individuals
infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.
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services, a food and personal needs
pantry, and HIV/AIDS education,
testing and prevention programs are
some of the many services provided to
the community by ASAP. The annual
World AIDS Day event is one of the
most important fundraisers on their
calendar, along with AIDS Walk in
September and Dining Out For Life
in April of each year.

White Elephant Sale
at St. Anthony's
St. Anthony's Hospital Auxiliary
is having a White Elephant Sale

on Monday, November 29, from
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Fish Bowl
of the cafeteria of the hospital.
St. Anthony's Hospital is located on
7th Ave. N. and 12th Street. Please
come and see what treasures you
might want to take home.
If you have anything that you
would like to donate to the sale,
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Hospital anytime prior to the sale.
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Christmas luncheon on December
9 at 11:30 a.m. It will be held at
Pasadena Steak House located at
1530 Pasadena Avenue S. in South
Pasadena. You can order from
early bird menu so there is no need
to pay in advance; however, let
Josie know if you plan to attend so
she can advise the restaurant.
This is also the time to remember
residents at the Boca Ciega Center.
Please bring your gift-wrapped
present to the luncheon marked
for a lady or gentleman. Gifts
may include lotion, small stuffed
animals, stationery, stamps,
slippers, socks, candy, t-shirts,
deodorant, liquid bath soap, large
print books, games, etc.
Happy Thanksgiving to all from
the Gulfport Garden and Bird

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Sunshine Gymnastics at the
Gulfport Recreation Center is an
ongoing class on Fridays from
5:30-6:15. Skills introduced on
balance beam, cartwheel mat,
spring board, incline mat, and back
handspring mats. Ages 4-12 are
$28 per month/$15 registration.
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8, 2011 for the election of two
Commissioners. Qualifying begins
at 12:00 noon on November 23,
2010 and ends at 12:00 noon on
December 13, 2010. Candidates
shall have been a resident of the
city for one year and shall be a duly
qualified elector of the city. If you
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Kathy Hewitt, St. Pete: "I won't be
traveling; I'm having 13 people for
dinner. My family will be traveling
from Brooksville and North St. Pete;
grandkids and my sister-in-law. But
one fun thing I do is that I set my
table with a lot of different colored
dishes. I collect all kinds of china
and dishware so all of my dishes on
the table will look really festive and
colorful. This year I'm going to try
and make a pear salad from a recipe
I saw in the paper. But I haven't even
shopped yet for anything. Hopefully
I'll get it all done!"

Scott Morris, St. Pete: "I'11 be
having some of my wife's family from
Bulgaria, so there will be 12 of us.
This will be their first time here in the
States and their first Thanksgiving. I
love to cook and I even went to chefs
school. But I realized as they were
teaching me how to set a table that I
didn't plan on ever having to do that,
so I never finished. But I am the cook
in the family; I'm making two deep-
fried turkeys and all the trimmings.
Hopefully, the relatives will make
some traditional Bulgarian desserts.
They'll be here for 14 days."

Keith Kolman, St. Pete: "We're
going to my mom's brother's house
in Plant City. It's always a zoo at the
holidays. We'll have at least 15-20
people, depending on who brings
friends and neighbors with them.
We usually have a pretty traditional
feast, you know, like turkey, mashed
potatoes, green beans etc. I actually
really like to cook, but I don't get too
involved with the holiday dinners. I
just go to eat. There always seems
to be a lot of drama that happens at
these family dinners."

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Brendyn Cleary, St. Pete: "I'11
be at my parent's house; we should
have about 12 people, I think. We
always have a turkey and a ham,
sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes,
and all the other goodies. We'll also
have about three different kinds of
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Holiday Dance
The Social Club of Town Shores is
hosting a holiday dinner dance on
Friday, December 10 in the clubhouse
auditorium. Dinner will be served by
Creative Catering and music will be
provided by Lee Southard. Price is
$15 and tickets are now on sale by
contacting your building rep.

Enter the "Best of
Lights Contest"
The City of South Pasadena's
Commissioner ofPublicWorks, Arthur

Penny, and the South Pasadena
Beautification Committee announce
the South Pasadena "Best of Lights
Contest". All retail businesses, home
owners and multi-family complexes
(condominiums, mobile home parks,
etc.) located in South Pasadena are
invited to participate in the contest.
The lights must be visible from the
street and placed on the store front
or exterior of the property. Holiday
signs, window painting and twinkling
lights are allowed.
This is a great opportunity for local
businesses to attract attention to
their storefronts, residents to show
off their creative skills and multi-

family complexes to compete against
each other in a friendly contest of
who has the Best Lights.
There will be two winners in each
category; 1st Place and 1st Runner
Up. The winners will be selected by
the South Pasadena Beautification
Committee on December 15. First
place winners will receive a framed
award certificate and official yard
sign to place at your establishment,
home or complex. Runners up will
receive certificates. The lucky 1st
Place winners will be notified and
the award presented at the City's
Regular televised Council Meeting
on January 11, 2011 at 7 p.m. The
winners' names will be displayed
on the City's Cable Channel 615
throughout the holiday season.
Please contact the public works
department at 384-0701 for any

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Breakfast with Santa
at Woman's Club
Bring your children or grandchildren
to have breakfast with Santa at the
St. Petersburg Woman's Club at
40 Snell Isle Boulevard N.E. on
Saturday, December 11 from 9 a.m.
to 12 noon. Also featured will be face
painting, a toy shop and stories by
Mrs. Santa. Cost is $5 per person.
For further information and
reservations, please call Phyllis
Powell at 345-2862. Proceeds
to benefit the Historic Building
Restoration Fund.
Call 727-822-4982 or visit www.

Forever Young Dancers
to Perform for Charities
The Forever Young Dancers
present their new show at the
Backdoor Theater, 1619 49 Street S.
in Gulfport on Saturday, December
4 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December
5 at 2 p.m.
Their show has been running longer
than most Broadway hits. Senior

performers, still dancing their pants
off, range in age from 55 to 80. Their
fun routines are designed to put a
twinkle in the eyes of everyone who
attends. If you have never seen these
guys in action, don't miss this one.
They have also just released their
2011 Naughty Boy calendar for $12.
Tickets are $15 and are available
at Eileen's Resale Boutique, 5401
Gulfport Blvd., or by mail. Call 727-
360-4406 for tickets. Tickets are
available at the door as well.
Profits go to The Human Outreach
Team for the homeless and Wildlife
Haven, rehab for animals of the

Book Signing at
Gulfport Art Walk
Janis D. Froelich will be at Small
Adventures Bookshop, 3107 Beach
Blvd. S. in Gulfport beginning at
6 p.m. during the First Friday Art
Walk on December 3 to promote
her book entitled My Life Looking
Back at a Murder, A Disparate Story
About the 57th PGA Championship

at Firestone Country Club. Gulfport
residents and friends will find this
an intriguing read as the author of
this memoir/true crime mentions
the Firestone family, long associated
with Stetson University of Law.
In 1974, Janis Froelich and Linda
McLain were young homemakers.
They took temporary jobs with
the 57th PGA Championship
in Akron. The outcome of this
PGA Championship at the famed
Firestone Country Club is one
people still talk about because of the
miraculous 16th hole play by Jack
Nicklaus. But little is known about
the mayhem happening behind the
scenes before, during and after the
championship. Linda is murdered
on a freezing February night in
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newspaper reporter, Akron native
Froelich, who lives in Tierra
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of her co-worker's life. She finds an
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Festival of Wreaths to Benefit Foundation
The Daughters of Penelope Chapter 210 of St. Petersburg are sponsoring a
luncheon and Festival of Wreaths for the benefit of the Autism Foundation to
be held at St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church, Doncedy Hall located at 3600
76 Street N. on December 4 at 11:30 a.m. Your ticket for $25 includes a Greek/
Italian style gourmet buffet with a variety of homemade desserts. Fun events
include door prizes and an opportunity to purchase or bid one or several unique
wreaths from a variety of themes that handmade by our own members. For
tickets call Bessie at 727-866-7309.

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Art Guild Show
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The Treasure Island Art Guild will
accept paintings for its December
show on Thursday, December 2
between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at The
Treasure Island City Hall, 120
108 Avenue. Members may enter
up to two paintings. If you are
not a member we invite you to
become one and enter the show.
The reception for the winners
and potluck Christmas party will
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this Sunday at St. Vincent's Episcopal
Church, 5441 Ninth Avenue N. in
St. Petersburg and winners will be
announced at the end of the coffee
hour following the 10 a.m. service.
You can see many special items
available for bid after the 8 a.m. and
10 a.m. services. They are also having
a raffle. Come and see what is being
offered. Items have bee donated to
raise funds for their preschool.

Carols by Candlelight
By Lion Jim Minder
Our Gulfport Lion Club invites you
to join us on Friday, December 17
for our Carols by Candlelight from
7-9 p.m. We will be singing a wide
variety of both religious as well as
secular Christmas carols at our Den
located at 4630 Tifton Drive S. We
have secured the services of Lions
past District Governor Norman
Xanders to play the music on his
instruments. For those of you who
have never heard Norman Xander's
music before, allow me to tell you
that you are in for a treat.
We will be serving complimentary
punch as well as cakes, pies, cookies
as well as assorted pastry treats.
Many of you will want to try Mabel's
infamous "Cherry Crunch". We will
sing five sets of three Christmas
carols. In between each set we
will be discussing memorable past
Christmas events. I will start us out.
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when it does, you know that our help
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Merry Christmas and Happy New
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will be holding the Annual Holiday
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cost is $18 per person. There will
also be a cookie exchange to benefit
Ronald McDonald House. For
reservations and information please
call Marsha Irvin at 867-8093 by
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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
Long ago, you couldn't wait to be
the big boss and tell everyone what
to do. Now you're in a position to
give orders, and it's not as easy as
you thought it would be. In fact, it's
difficult to ask for certain things, and
you'd rather not give a poor critique,
either. You will find a way to handle
all responsibilities with grace.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
When you're dreaming, and you will
be this week, dream both bigger and
smaller. Imagine what you really
want, not what you think you can
have with your present mindset. And
add lots of small details -- from the
color of the walls in your remodeled
kitchen to the fabric of the coat you'll
wear to your new awesome job.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Know
what you're trying to communicate.
Do so consciously because you will
communicate something, whether
you are trying to or not. You want to
be in control of that message. Even
in your silence, you will speak. You
have a powerful delivery, too. With
your lips closed, you will get your
message across.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).
There are those days in which you
have to dress up and pretend your
way through a world that seems
thoroughly artificial. You are still
human, with human impulses -- no
need to deny the thoughts you think
are inappropriate or try to push
them out of your mind. Chances are,
others are thinking the same thing.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You
might think there is a good reason
to be hard on yourself, but there
isn't. You need to get on your own
side, and there is no time to waste
thinking that you could have done
better. You'll do better when you
know better and feel better. So start

learning and move yourself into a
feel-good place.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It is
only natural to ask, "What's in it for
me?" If you're not asking it out loud or
consciously, there is a subconscious
mastermind inside you figuring out
the gains and losses and tallying up
the profits, emotional, financial or
otherwise. No matter how selfless
you are, you are also human.
GEMINI (I l.ny 21-June 21). If you
were a plant, you would be a hardy
one that doesn't need a lot of water,
special sunlight or pruning in order
to look beautiful. But for all your
self-containment, you still like the
attention you get this week. People
will fuss over you. You will feel like
royalty, and it's something you could
really get used to.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You
realize that just because you're not
comfortable with a task doesn't
mean it's wrong for you to be doing
it. After all, if you did only the things
that made you comfortable, your life
would be small and your character
weak. That's so not you! You'll
stretch out of your comfort zone to
embrace a wild adventure.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The new
people you've met recently will take
some getting used to. You've been
through this before. Though you often
find that you instantly click with
someone, it's not always the case.
Whether it's business or pleasure,
you'll be glad you weathered the
slight discomforts in order to figure
out how to groove with others.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Is it out
with the old and in with the new? Or
are you determined to stay loyal even
when it's clear there is no benefit to
you in doing so. The question arises
this week. It may be over something
as small as which brand of printing
paper to buy or which car wash to

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use, or as big as what job to take or
whom to date.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You are
currently holding a gift of life. It can't
be experienced if you're caught up in
thinking about how great you were
in the past, or feeling horrible about
how bad you were in the past. Let go
of the glory days and the gory days
so that you can have an optimum
experience with this day.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). As
powerful as you are, you are not in
total control of this scene. This is good
news. Now you can give up the idea
that you could have made everything
work out better if you had just tried
harder. It's not all you. This week the
theme is self-acceptance. When you
accept yourself, you can truly enjoy
This Week's Birthdays: You stop
searching for something that will
improve your lot and start applying
the riches you already have in a
new way. It turns out that you had
what you needed all along. Bonds
are built through December. The
channels of communication clear,
and you'll forgive someone, too.
Love is romantic, spontaneous and
adventuresome in 2011. There's an
important investment in February,
and you'll have to work hard to bring
this one to fruition. August brings a
victory for your team.

Music at Gulfport
Beach Pavilion
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Toonsters J & Lolita or Cookie
Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
"Copa Jane"
Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Ray & Anna Ellis & Musicians
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Arlene & Len
Friday, 1-3:30 p.m.
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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Town Shores
Red Hatters
Just a reminder that the holiday
luncheon will be here soon! It is
scheduled for December 6 at the
BilMar Beach Resort in Treasure
Island. Don't forget your Secret
Santa gift for those who want to
Fast approaching is the January
Red Hat Cruise. If you would like
transportation to Tampa, a check for
$23 must be submitted to any of the
committee members by December 30.
They will be accepting this fee at the

SPC Madrigalians to
Sing Holiday Songs
The SPC Madrigalians, a select
choral ensemble from St. Petersburg
College under the direction of Dr.
Vernon Taranto, Jr., will sing songs
of the season on Saturday, December
4, at 2 p.m. at the St. Petersurg Main
Library, 3745 Ninth Avenue N. The
annual holiday program, sponsored
by the Friends of the Library, is free
and open to the public. It will be in
the auditorium, and refreshments
will be served.
With Dr. Taranto the Madrigalians
have toured internationally in Russia
and regionally at EPCOT Center,
where they have performed numerous
times in the Disney Candlelight
Procession. Their repertoire
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contemporary. Barry Stevens is the
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Departments, Leisure services, Rec.
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 non-res.
Teen Night Teens, age's middle school
to 17. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. An-
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GRAM Ongoing registration contin-
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Care Program for children in Kinder-
garten thru age 14. Non-refundable an-
nual registration fee is $15 for residents
and $100 for non-residents. Program
hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended
hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra
charge. Transportation provided from
Pasadena Fundamental, Bear Creek
Elementary and Gulfport Montessori.
registration continues for the 2010-
2011 Tot Time Program for ages 3-5.
Non-refundable annual registration fee
is $15 for residents and $100 for non-
residents. The Tot Time Program is a

pre-school, hands-on program that aims
to make learning fun for children and
helps prepare them for Kindergarten.
Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12-
:00p.m. Two, three and five-day month-
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CLASSES Call instructor for
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* Belly Dance Tues., 7:30 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.
* Holistic Workout- Fri., 9-10 a.m. Call
Ian 459-8319
* Karate Mon. & Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Diane at 459-1399.
* Noisemakers Call Gabe at 345-
* Stretch-n-Tone Tues. & Thurs., 9-10
.a.m. call 893-1079

* Tai Chi -Tues. & Thurs., 9 a.m. 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/In-
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* Yoga in the A. M. Call Valerie at 557-
* Yoga Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Tamara at 512-2763.
* Latin Fitness Dance Tues., 6:30 p.m.
Call Daniela at 561-302-6174.

The City of Gulfport will now allow bi-
cycles on the Tomlinson Lake Skate Park
on SUNDAYS only for a trial period.
Effective October 1st, all skaters/bi-
cyclists MUST purchase a new City of
Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the
City of Gulfport's Tomlinson Lake Skate
Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed
on the helmet. Annual fee for stick-
ers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-
residents. Also, all -k. 1.--- 1.ii %, li-i, 17
years of age or younger MUST have a
signed parental consent form filed at the
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Gulfport Creative Short Story Writ-
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One-on-One Computer Instruction:
By appointment only--contact Alex
Hooks at the Reference Desk, or call
Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve
Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45
pm. FMI: Call 727-323-7660.
Short Stories Study Group: Mon-
day, November 29, 1:00 pm. Presented
by local chapter, Brandeis University
Women, and open to the general public.
Scrapbookers Club for Teens &
Adults: Saturday, December 11, 1:00
pm. Make beautiful pages of memo-

Coffee/Talk Book Discussion: Thurs-
day, December 16, 10:00 am. Discus-
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Morton. Copies of the book and discus-
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Genealogy Discussion Group: Sat-
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Short Stories Study Group: Mon-
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Closed for Thanksgiving: The Senior
Center & GEMS Mini-Bus Service will be
closed on Thurs. Nov. 25 & Fri., Nov. 26
in observance of Thanksgiving.
"Joe Koehler Holiday Senior
Follies": Mark your calendars now for
the upcoming Joe Koehler Senior Follies
Holiday Variety Show on Wed. Dec. 22 at
1pm. Tickets: $7.00. Refreshments and
door prizes following the performance.
Patio Sale: Come join us for another fun
Senior Center Patio Sale on Fri. Dec. 3,
9am-noon. Check out our new and gently
used items, jewelry, stationary, and lots
of items (including Christmas) all suitable
for gift giving, etc. If it's cold or raining,
the sale will relocate to the Hickman
Theater lobby.
Senior Day Trips: Want to take a day
trip? How about Dec. 13 Bok Tower &
Pinewood Estates, $59 or Dec. 16: Show
Palace Christmas at the Show Palace
Dinner Theater in Hudson: $72). Also,
2-Day Trips (and longer) are also available.
Call Carolyn at (727) 347-0806 for info on
other December/January trips.
Trolley Night Light Tour: If you are a
Gulfport senior who would enjoy seeing
the holiday lights in Gulfport, call the
Senior Center now to be included on the
Tues. Dec. 14 Trolley Night Light Tour.
The trolley leaves the Senior Center rear
parking lot at 6:30pm. No transportation
to the Senior Center? Let us know and
the GEMS mini-bus will take care of that
More About Medicare: Uncertain
about Medicare options and the processes
for enrollment? Let SHINE assist you.
SHINE is a Florida Department of Elder
Affairs program that provides unbiased
and confidential health care advice
to Florida's seniors and the disabled,
particularly about Medicare. Please come
to our next Medicare Presentation on
Wed. Dec. 1 at 1pm. Get straight answers
before you make decisions.
Thank you. MetLife Reverse
Mortgage: The Senior Center would like
to give public thanks to MetLife Reverse
Mortgage for sponsoring our Thanksgiving
Dinner Party on Tues. Nov. 23rd. We are
grateful for their very generous support!

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
GEMS Transportation Service: Door-
to-door transportation service is provided
for Gulfport seniors 55 & over. A $50
annual registration fee is required and
rides are $1.00 each way. All rides to the
Senior Center are free. Let us take you to
the barber/beauty shop, bank, restaurant,
medical appointments, grocery shopping,
social outings, etc. Call 893-2242 to learn
more about the GEMS service.
AARP Driving Classes: are held on the first
two Tuesdays of every month from 1-4pm.
Call 368-3199 for fee info or to register for
the Dec. 7 & 14 classes. Must attend both
classes. Classes in January will be held Jan.
4& 11.

Support for Caregivers: Wed. at 2pm
Support for Diabetics, Mon. at 10am
Support for Grandparents Raising
Grandchildren, last Tues. at 10am
Support for Hearing Impaired, 1st & 3rd
Mon. at 2pm
Support for Visually Impaired, 2nd & 4th
Mon. at 2pm

Chair Yoga, 10:30am
Duplicate Bridge, 6:30pm
Quilting 10am
Stretching, 11:15am
Contract Bridge, 2pm
Investment discussion, 10:30am
Yoga (Scout Hall), 10:30am
Canasta/Pinochle, 6:30pm
Line Dance (Scout Hall), 9:30am
Wii Bowling, 1pm
Contract Bridge, 2pm
Italian Classes, 6pm
Writers, 10am
Bingo, 1pm
Chat Room, 2pm

Join our E-mail List: Send us your
e-mail address at cdean@mygulfport.us or
sfrank@mygulfport.us and we will send you
our monthly activity calendar and notices on
special events.
Senior Center/Foundation Website:
For more information about Senior Center
programs and activities, click on www.

Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-l070
Faith Cathedral International
Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Bible Study: 9:15am, 4th Sun.
Overeaters Anonymous: Sun.

5501 27th Ave. So.
Island Community Theatre
Dec. 2-19
Thurs.-Sat., 8 pm
Sun. Matinee, 2 pm
Tickets $15 Fri., Sat., Sun.
2 for $20 Thurs.
Call 727-430-2328 or


5500 Shore Blvd. So.
Ballroom & Social Dancing
Sun., Nov. 28, 6-10pm $7
USA Ballroom Dance
Mon., Nov. 29, 7-10:15pm
$5 Members, $7 Non-members

Every Tuesday
Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7
12-1pm Inter., 1-2pm Beg.,
2-3pm Dance
Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7
6:30-1st timers, 7-8-Beg. Lesson,
8-10:30pm Practica/Milonga
Every Wednesday
Swing Dance
6-8pm Lesson, 8-11pm Dance $7
Thursday, Dec. 2
Salsa Dance
7-8:30pm Lessons,
8:30-10pm Dance $7

Gabber November 25 December 1, 2010

Local Obituaries

LIFE BAYLON, 39, died
unexpectedly on Nov.
15, 2010. Born Myra
Wing on May 3, 1971.
Her family wishes to
invite the community to
come together and join them as they
celebrate her life. Service at King of
Peace Church, 3150 Fifth Ave. N. in
St. Petersburg on Friday, Dec. 3 at 10
a.m. In lieu of flowers a donation to
the family to help with final expenses
will be appreciated. Please bring a
covered dish. Social to follow.

San Antonio and formerly of St. Pete
Beach, passed away on Tuesday,
Nov. 9, in Dade City. A native of
St. Petersburg, she was the daughter
of Muriel and (' lyI.- J. Keys, Sr. She
was a member of Pass-A-Grille Beach
Community Church, president of
Junior Women's Club and a delegate to
the Junior and Senior Women's Club
National Convention in Houston, TX;
president, two successive terms of

the Women's Chamber of Commerce
of the Greater Gulf Beaches, charter
and life member of Boys and Girls
Club of the Suncoast League, Inc.,
high priestess of Tahuti Court
No. 44, Ladies Oriental Shrine of
North America and president of the
Women's Fellowship at Pass-A-Grille
Church. Gladys was a devoted wife,
a very loving mother and was much
loved by everyone who knew her.
She was predeceased by her beloved
husband of 58 years, Malcolm D.
Ogden and her son (nephew) Cary
Keys Ogden. She is survived by her
children, Muriel Power (Stephen),
Land O' Lakes, ('Iy I.- Ogden (Teri),
Tallahassee, Mark Ogden (Pam),
San Antonio and Maureen Gilbertson
(John), Temple Terrace; one brother,
Glen L. Keys, Tarpon Springs;
11 grandchildren and 9 great-
grandchildren. A graveside service to
honor her life will be conducted at 1
pm, Friday, Nov. 19 in Memorial Park
Cemetery. Those wishing may make
donations to the Shriners Hospital in
her memory.



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Methodist Church, 227 70 Street
S. in St. Petersburg will hold the
Annual Christmas Concert on
Sunday, December 5 at 7 p.m. Five
area churches have joined together to
present "A Star's Light A Candle's
The concert, featuring the
Christmas Story, will be narrated
by the current Miss Florida, Jaclyn
Raulerson. Traditional carols
will be sung by a 100 voice choir,
accompanied by a brass quintet,
84 rank pipe organ, grand piano
and timpani. Also featured, will be
the Pasadena Community Church
Praise Team and Orchestra sharing
worship through music.
There is no admission charged. A
free will offering will be taken.

Clothes to Kids Needs
Boys Jeans, Pants
As the weather turns colder, many
school children need long pants and
shoes. Clothes To Kids (CTK) has an
immediate need for new or gently
used boy's pants/jeans in sizes 6-8-
10 and young men's jeans all waist
sizes. Young boys' shoes sizes 12 to 6
and men's sizes 6-12 are desperately
needed. Their supply is critically
low! If you visit a store or thrift store
near you, please consider purchasing
little boy and young men's pants
and then drop them off at a CTK
CTK provides school wardrobes
for 250-300 low-income, school-age
children in Pinellas County every
week! New or gently used
clothes and shoes can be
dropped off between 9 a.m. and
5 p.m. Monday-Friday at Clothes To
Kids two convenient locations. In
Clearwater at: 1059 N. Hercules Ave.
and our new St. Pete store at: 3251
Third Avenue N. Cash donations are
always needed to purchase clothing
in short supply and new underwear.
Adult and youth volunteers are
always needed especially in the new
St. Pete Store.
For more information, please call
441-5050 or visit their website at
www. ClothesToKids.org.

Gabber November 25 December 1, 2010

Pinellas Trail
Celebrates 20 Years
The Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail
turns 20 this year. In celebration of
two decades since the trail opened,
the county has proclaimed December
4 as Pinellas Trail Day. All trail
users are invited to share in the
commemoration of this milestone
at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December
4, at Taylor Park, 1100 Eighth Ave.
S.W. in Largo to enjoy food, fun and
a brief ceremony to mark this special
occasion. For more information visit
www.pinellascounty.org/trailgd or
call Pinellas Trails, Inc. at 727-480-

Manatee Decal
Art Contest
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
invites high school art students
across the state to participate in a
contest to create a piece of manatee
artwork that will be used on the
2011-2012 manatee decal.
Students in grades 9-12 in Florida
should coordinate with their school's
art teacher to submit the artwork,
because each school may submit
no more than five entries. Home-
schooled students also are eligible to
enter the contest.
Contest details and forms are
available online at MlFWC.com/
Manatee. For more information,
please contact Bonnie Abellera at
1l.nni.- .l..-11.-.~i.' \M FWC.com or call

Town Shores Golf
Time is running out to get your
reservation in for the next golf outing
on Saturday, December 11. Don't
delay call today! Checks or money
and reservations must be turned
in by Monday, December 6. Checks
can be made out to Terra Ceia Bay
Country Club.
This outing is open to all Town Shores
mean and women residents and
guests. Get your foursome together
or the committee will pair you up

with another group. The December
price is $35 and includes golf, cart,
lunch, beverages and prizes. Check
in is between 7:45-8:05 a.m. with a
shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Coffee and
donuts will be available after you
check in.
Get your reservations and money
in to any of the following committee
members: Gene Marckini at
345-4483, Lew Lamb at 343-3046 or
Jim Finnerity at 381-2122.

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Email your request to News@theGabber.com
By Cathy Salustri
City of Gulfport: Gulfport Police Pursuit
Q: Are Gulfport police allowed to chase other cars? "Manager (Jim)
O'Reilly explained that (the city's hybrid police car) is not able to be used
in pursuit and does not have all the bells and whistles that non-hybrid
cruisers have! That is why it will be parked at the high school. I thought
the police were prohibited from pursuit, at least in the case of chasing
stolen cars. Nancy Kelley, via Facebook
A: Gulfport Sergeant Rob Burkhart explained that the police recently
changed its pursuit policies "because of burglaries and stolen vehicles.
Before we could only pursue for violent felonies, such as robberies,
Sergeant Burkhart explained that the city's current policy which can
change at any time allows pursuit in any situation where the suspect
may be a threat to the public.
According to current policy, "pursuit is justified only when an officer
knows or has reasonable grounds to believe that the person fleeing has
committed or attempted to commit a forceable felony as defined in Florida
State Statute 776.08."
This includes physical force or violence. Officers may also give chase if
they have reasonable suspicion that the suspect poses an imminent or
continuous threat to the public.
Have a question about your (i r%' Ask us to find the answer; you
may remain anonymous if you wish (please indicate that in your
e-mail or post.) Send your questions to News@theGabber.com or post
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Town Shores Duplicate
Bridge Club
Town Shores Contract Bridge
players are wanted to join them in
playing Duplicate Bridge. Duplicate
Bridge is Contract Bridge. The
hands are bid and played the same
way. The only difference is that with
more than one table of players, all
tables play the same hands hence
Duplicate Bridge.
They meet at 12:30 on Mondays
and Thursdays in the lounge. Call
Madeline Belkin at 381-8306 for
more information.

St. Petersburg
Writers' Club
The St. Petersburg Writers Club
meets on the first and third Thursday
of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the West
Branch Library at the corner of 8th
Avenue N. and 67 Street adjacent to
St. Petersburg College. Anyone inter-
ested in writing, whether a seasoned
professional or a beginner, is wel-
come to attend.
The purpose of the club is to encour-
age every member to write more ef-
fectively and to be published appro-
priately. Most of the reading time
is devoted to members reading from
their works-in-progress and hearing
other member critiques.
Membership is open to writers of
all ages and all levels of writing skill
working in any literary genre. Dues
are $10 per year.
Guests and new members are
always welcome. For more in-
formation, call Martha Dupes
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Gabber November 25 December 1, 2010

Annual Lighted
Christmas Boat Parade
Boca Ciega Yacht Club, a not
for profit organization of over 200
family memberships, is holding its
25th Annual Lighted Christmas
Boat Parade on Saturday December
11. Members spend many hours
planning and then decorating
their boats in hopes of sharing the
holiday spirit with the surrounding
communities. Residents of Gulfport,
South Pasadena, and St. Petersburg
frequently contact the club for the
date so holiday parties can be planned
around the event.
This year the parade will begin
by entering the Gulfport Municipal
Marina at approximately 6 p.m. It
will then travel past William's Pier in
Gulfport and into the canals of Town
Shores Condominiums. The final
leg is to motor back east and enter
the canal leading to the Broadwater
There is a small entry fee of $5 plus
two or more unwrapped toys. Each
year toys are collected for "Operation
Santa," and presented to Gulfport's
Police Department for distributing to
needy children.
Sail and power boats are welcome
to join in the fun. There is a sign up
board posted at the club,4600 Tifton
Drive S. in Gulfport. Entry forms will
be available the night of the parade.
Donated prizes are awarded to the
participants during the post parade
party, always to a clubhouse filled
with family and friends.
For information regarding
participation or to sponsor this
parade, please contact Barb Meyer at
727-430-7241. The B.C.Y.C. family
wishes you a joyous holiday season
and a prosperous New Year.

New Holistic
Workout Class
Ian Holistic Workout blends
stretching, breathing and relaxation
techniques with core elements
of Gung Fu conditioning to gain
focus, coordination and strength.
Classes are on Fridays from 9 to
10 a.m. at Gulfport Recreation
Center. Bring exercise mat or towel.
Class fees will be $7 per class and pre-
paid classes available for a discount.
Call Ian at 727-459-8319.

Gabber November 25 December 7, 2010

Gulfport Recycling Goes Green and Blue
By Cathy Salustri
Gulfport started its new recycling program this week, according to Director
of Public Works Don Sopak. The city's program will collect everything from
corrugated cardboard to mouthwash bottles.
The city started distributing new bins to homes this week, according to Mr.
Sopak, and will start collecting items for recycling next week. When the city
delivers a bin, city staff also includes a list of what to recycle and how to do
Residents will receive two bins: one blue and one green.

Blue Bin Green Bin
Aluminum food and drinks cans- Newspaper clean and dry
empty, rinsed and crushed
Steel food cans empty and rinsed Corrugated cardboard clean,
empty and dry
Plastic bottles with a neck smaller Mixed paper- tearable, clean and
than the bottle empty, rinsed, dry
crushed and topless__

The city will not attempt to recycle pizza boxes, aerosol cans, paint cans, paper
towels, tissue, string or twine and asks residents not to put these items in the
bins. The city currently does not collect glass for recycling, although Mr. Sopak
says the city will establish a glass collection center after January 1.
For more information, call the city at 893-1089.

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Compiled by Cathy Salustri
November 26 December 24
Florida Craftsman 2010 Holiday Boutique; hours vary. 501 Central Av-
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November 26 28
Thanksgiving Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show; 10 a.m. 5 p.m., the Coli-
seum, 535 4th Avenue, St. Petersburg. Admission fee; call (941)
954-0202 for details.
November 27
Ozona Book Fair and Art Show; 10 a.m. -
5:30 p.m., 341 Bay Street, Ozona
Bark Above the Rest Craft Bazaar; 9 a.m.
- 4 p.m., Countryside High School Auditorium
(intersection of 580 and McMullen Booth Road.)
Parking costs $2 and benefits local nonprofit
animal rescues.

November 27-28
Tarpon Springs Thanksgiving Weekend
Craft Festival; 10 a.m. -5 p.m., 161 East
Tarpon Avenue, Tarpon Springs.
Holiday Craft Fair; 10 a.m. 5 p.m. (Satur-
day) and 10 a.m. 4 p.m. (Sunday), Florida
Expo Park State Fairgrounds, Tampa.
Admission fee; call (386) 860-0092 for more

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a By Bill Northrop BNorthrop@theGabber.com

Serving on a Jury
S4C h, no. I got jury duty."
SThat's the usual response
V to a notice that you have
to report for jury duty. In reality,
jury duty doesn't come until after
you're chosen for a jury panel. But,
the prospect of time lost is the first
Not that anyone has a choice. Jury
duty is a civic responsibility. It's
a part of the U.S. (and Florida's)
Constitution that a citizen has the
right to be tried by a jury of his peers,
or have his cause heard by a jury. If
you are summoned by the court, you
come; if you're chosen, you serve.
Last week I was summoned and
chosen. That's what I wanted. I'd been
summoned twice in the Pittsburgh
area, once for county court and once
for federal court, but never chosen for
a panel. Then, I was directly rejected
once; in the other, the trial was
cancelled. I was working then. Now
I'm retired.
Not so for most others. Most were
worried about lost time from the job
if their company didn't pay while
they are on jury duty, or were self-
employed, or had to care for children,
or were going to school, or had doctors'
appointments or health problems, or
their home was being remodeled, or
were planning a trip. The pay's not
enticing: $15 for the first three days,
$30 for each day after.


Most didn't have to serve. Most were
excused, dismissed for cause (bias,
conflict of interest, etc.) or simply
rejected. One day in and one day
out. With two civil trials scheduled,
the court needed six jurors plus an
alternate for each. That's out of two
pools of about 40 or 50 each. The
judge rejects some, but the plaintiff
and defense lawyers chose or reject
the others. Criminal trials require 12
plus and alternate.
It's kind of a crap shoot for the
litigants. While fairness or an open
mind is the goal for the court, a
lawyer just might hope for an innate
leaning toward his or her cause.
However, a lawyer can only guess
how an individual might respond
to the presentation of evidence, the
lawyers themselves, or the witnesses,
or the litigants; or, how the joint
panel might function.
Our jury was a young panel with me
being about twice as old as the oldest.
One worked in pharmaceutical
manufacturing, one was a lawyer, one
in marketing, one a bartender, one
an accountant, and one a salesman
of law enforcement equipment. Three
were women. All seven heard all the
evidence and the alternate juror isn't
disclosed until the trial is over and
the panel is prepared to deliberate.
He then leaves. In our case, the
bartender was the guy.

Ours was a malpractice lawsuit with
a medical doctor suing a dentist -
an unusual occurrence. It required
five days of testimony during which
jurors weren't permitted to discuss
the case with anyone, including
each other. Only during deliberation
were we allowed to share feelings,
observations, and to reexamine the
evidence through our own notes as
well as documents presented to the
After three hours of discussion, we
found for the plaintiff, but split the
"blame" about 62-38 per cent while
awarding a little less than half that
was asked for in direct costs and
pain and suffering. Fair? I doubt that
either party was particularly happy.
As for us, a group that was compatible
and functioned well together (some
don't), while in total agreement with
the blame, deliberated three hours
over the details. All took the trial
and the deliberations seriously and
were concerned about being fair and
Was it worthwhile? It was for
me. It provided an insider's view
of how our individual rights and
liberties are protected and disputes
adjudicated. The judge, the attorneys,
the witnesses, and the sheriffs
deputies, the latter who keep order
and take care of witnesses and the
jurors, performed with decorum and
occasional humor.
Not everyone agrees. When I
mentioned to a friend that we were
tied up for five days he remarked that
after that amount of time, "I would
have voted for the death sentence for
both of them". This, of course, wasn't
a criminal trial and I think he was
joking... maybe.
As for the litigants, I reflected that
considering the outcome, the money,
the time spent preparing for the trial,
and the actual trial itself, that the
total time and money would have
been better spent negotiating with
each other.
The next time you or someone else
says, "I'll sue" or "You ought to sue",
think about that. It ain't so easy.
Not exactly like a decision to go to
war the rules of engagement are a
little less drastic but it isn't all that
different, either.

What's on your mind?
Email your opinion to:
B Northrop@theGabber.com

Gabber November 25 December 1, 2010

American Legion Activities

O Post 125
6440 5th Ave. S., St. Petersburg 347-6085
Kitchen Open eakfast 8:30-11am Lunch Served
Lunch Served Kithen Open Dinner 5-7pm Breakfast 8:3011am No Lunch Served Ron's Karaoke 7pm 11am-3pm
11am-3pm 11-3pm Southern Knights Band Kitchen Open 2-5pm Euchre 1pm
Dinner 5-7pm 7-11pm Bingo 6pm
Southern Knights Band
Ron's Karaoke 7pm 7-11pm Kitchen Open
for Bingo

Tickets are on sale for New Years Eve. $30 person includes dinner, (5-7p.m.) party favors, champagne, dancing and
breakfast. Come ring in the new year with us!
Don't forget, Bingo is back, Wednesday 6p.m.
The Auxiliary is collecting aluminum pop tops for Ronald McDonald House. These may be turned in anytime at the
Have you forgotten that we have been sending packages to our soldiers? We are in desperate need of canned foods with
pop tops, powdered drink mixes, instant coffee, cookies, canned chops, crackers, lip balms, candy, baby wipes, batteries,
etc. These items may be dropped of at the Post at any time. For more information, please call Shirley at 510-1919.
Dinners have returned. Please check out our ad in the Gabber for dinner selections. Join us for breakfast on

Post 305
6999 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 367-1596
Thanksgiving Dinner Fish & Chicken Steak Dinner Sports 12-6pm Bucky Burgers ALA Cafe
1-5pm 6-8pm 6-8pm 5-8pm Harry 7-1 pm 6-8pm
Wings 3-5pm
Entertainment Geno Dee Karaoke Frank Caine
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Town Shores
Holiday Lighting
Town Shores will hold their holiday
lighting on November 30 at 6 p.m.
featuring the Town Shores Chorus
and a sing-a-long. All residents are
Archery for Kids
This Fall
ST. PETE BEACH- Starting this
Fall the St. Pete Beach Community
Center, located at 7701 Boca Ciega
Drive, will be offering Archery
classes for kids ages 8 to 15. Students
will learn the proper techniques
of archery and have fun doing it.
Classes are every Thursday from
4-4:45 p.m. for the 8 to 10 year olds
and from 4:45-5:30 p.m. for the 10 to
15 year olds. Cost is $30 per student
for a 4-week session. Sessions are
available: December 6-20. Call the
Recreation Division at 363-9245 for
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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 11/12
Street Obstruction- 900 BIk 63rd St.
Trouble with Individual- 1100 BIk
53rd St. S.
Drunk Driver- 1100 BIk 53rd St. S.
Suspicious Person- 1000 BIk 55th
St. S.
Suspicious Person- 5800 BIk 9th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5700 BIk
11th Ave. S.
Saturday 11/13
Domestic Verbal- 5400 BIk 27th Ave.
Domestic Verbal- 1700 BIk 55th St.
Trouble with Individual- 1400 BIk
49th St. S.
Theft- 700 BIk 64th St. S.
Theft- 2600 BIk 49th St. S.
Noise Complaint- 5100 BIk 14th Ave.

(727) 328-2847

Burglary- 5100 BIk 8th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 5100 BIk Newton
Ave. S.
Sunday 11/14
Drunk Driver- 4900 BIk 24th Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- Tomlinson Park.
Noise Complaint- 5200 BIk 20th Ave.
Animal Complaint- Clam Bayou.
Burglary- 5200 BIk 10th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 2100 BIk 56th St.
Domestic Verbal- 1700 BIk 55th St.
Animal Complaint- 2800 BIk 45th
St. S.
Burglary- 5200 BIk 10th Ave. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 5500
BIk 14th Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- 4900 BIk 8th Ave.
Monday 11/15
Suspicious Circumstances- 5000
BIk 9th Ave. S.
Theft- 5900 BIk 7th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Criminal Mischief- Tomlinson Park.
Burglary- 5100 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Theft- 5300 BIk 27th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 4900 BIk 11th Ave.
Theft- 5300 BIk 23rd Ave. S.
Truant- 5500 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 3000 BIk 49th
St. S.




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Animal Complaint- 2500 BIk Ohio
Ct. S.
Truant- 5400 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 700 BIk Hull St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5200 BIk 9th
Ave. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Trouble with Individual- 5600 BIk
14th Ave. S.
Tuesday 11/16
Truant- 5100 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Truant- 5100 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 5200 BIk 23rd
Ave. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 5000 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5200 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 2600 BIk 47th
St. S.
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Criminal Mischief- 4900 BIk 14th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- Trail Spur.
Animal Complaint- 5100 BIk 11th
Ave. S.
Civil Matter- 1000 BIk 49th St. S.
Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Battery- 2600 BIk Quincy St. S.
Disabled Vehicle- 1100 BIk 64th St.
Trouble with Individual- 5700 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
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Animal Complaint- 5700 BIk 11th
Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 1400 BIk 60th St.
Trouble with Individual- 1700 BIk
52nd St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5500 BIk 17th
Ave. S.
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Help Others with their
Medicare Choices
Medicare open enrollment season
for Part D and MAPD is from
November 15 to December 31,
2010. Volunteers are needed to help
individuals understand the choices
and make an unbiased decision. If
you have an inquiring mind, tact and
sensitivity as well as a strong desire
to help a vulnerable population, then
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance
Needs of Elders) may be the perfect
volunteer opportunity for you.
SHINE volunteers are both active
and retired individuals from diverse
career and cultural backgrounds. As
a volunteer, you will receive initial
training, continuing education and
a supportive environment with
dedicated colleagues.
Call the SHINE program at 727-
570-9696, ext. 234 and speak with
the Area Agency on Aging Program
Coordinator, Susan Samson.

Town Shores Library
They have a good selection of
romance and mystery novels. There
are also biographies, large print,
western and science fiction books.
Anything that doesn't fit into one of
those categories can be found in the
general section.
In terms of donations, they have
limited shelf space so they do not
accept technical, religious, how-
to, game or text books. Donated
paperback or hard cover books do
not have to be new but should be in
good condition.
When returning books, please do
not shelve them. Put them in the
bins. The volunteers who work in
the library will appreciate that. Call
381-8306 with questions.

Stretch and Tone
at Gulfport Rec
Stretch and Tone is back at the
Gulfport Recreation Center. Come
check out this fun class full of great
people led by Jean. Classes are on
Tuesday and Thursdays from 9-10
a.m. The fee will be $3 for each class.
Bring mat and light weights. Please
call John at 893-1079 for questions.

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"Be on the lookout for a thirty-foot
tall inflatable Bud Light bottle"
The Treasure Island Police Department is investigating the theft of an
inflatable advertisement display from the 10400 block of the Treasure Island
The theft occurred on Sunday, November 21, 2010, at approximately 11:00
PM. The City of Treasure Island hosted a three day Sand Ovations event on
the beach, and many of the tents and displays were left on the beach by vendors
for removal this morning. To promote the event, Great Bay Distributors had
erected a 30 foot, inflatable Bud Light Bottle.
Witnesses reported observing several people in the area prior to the theft.
The expensive display is a 30 feet tall, inflatable Bud Light bottle with logo
and includes a portable, electric blower.
Police Department Investigators are currently reviewing video surveillance
from the area to assist with identifying the suspects.
If you have any information regarding this theft, please contact the Treasure
Island Police Department at 727-". 17-4595.

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In our last article, we explored
basic coverage issues for personal
injury protection (PIP) benefits.
In this article, medical payments/
benefits and certain exclusions to
PIP coverage will be examined.
PIP pays eighty percent (80%) of
the medical benefits for reasonable
and necessary expenses for surgery,
medical services, x-rays and
rehabilitative services. Reasonable
and necessary hospital, ambulance
and nursing case services are
similarly covered. Wheelchairs, neck
braces, splints and crutches are also
normally covered.

PIP coverage compensates a named
insured for sixty percent (60%) of
disability benefits for loss in income
and a loss of earning capacity which
results because of an injury sustained
in a motor vehicle accident. Disability
benefits also cover other expenses
for household services which, but
for the motor vehicle-related injury,
the injured person would normally
An insurance company may deny
PIP benefits to someone who operates
a motor vehicle without the consent of
an insured. Similarly, an insurance
company may prohibit benefits to
be paid to someone who is injured
while driving a motor vehicle if: (1)
they are injured while committing
a felony or (2) injuries occur when a
person intentionally causes injury to
When reasonable proof of a loss and
expenses are provided to an insurance
company, PIP benefits are payable as
losses are incurred. Generally, PIP

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period after an insurance company
receives written notice of a covered
loss that is adequately documented
with the total amount of the claim.
Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson
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140, St. Petersburg, Florida. The
telephone number is 727-347-5131.
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Informal Strolling
Join a group of very informal singing
carolers on Saturday, December
11. Meet in front of the Casino at
4:30 p.m. They will carol up and
down Beach Blvd. during the Holiday
Hoopla event from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.
At 5:45 they will return to the stage
in front of the Casino to perform a
couple of numbers. Their Grand
Finale will be the original holiday
song "Do You Know It's Gulfport".
Immediately following their
performance the Holiday Boat
Parade will begin. There is no limit
to the number of people who may
Questions? Email Greg Stemm at
Gstemm@aol.com or call 727-542-

Youth Yoga Classes
ST. PETE BEACH- The City of
St. Pete Beach is excited to offer a
brand new yoga course for children
taught by instructor Paula Kay.
"Yoga Relaxation Therapy for
Children" is a 45-minute class
that combines gentle poses with
nature images to help children with
balance, flexibility, attention and
calmness resulting in improved self-
esteem and interaction with others.
Music and fun are added to make
this a truly enjoyable experience for
your child. Various dates and times
are available so to sign your child
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Cynthia Dean:
Boundless Energy in a Small Package

By Leigh Clifton
If you're standing at the
Senior Center on any given
day and feel a WHOOSH
go by you at lightning
speed, you've probably just
experienced Cynthia Dean,
Services Coordinator for the
Center. At 5 foot nothing,
Cynthia is a small but very
mighty force among the staff
and she takes her job very
seriously. That job is to liaise
with local clients, making
connections with companies
who have services for seniors
like housing, health care and
advocacy. She sees herself as
sort of a referral agent; she
helps seniors get help.
"These companies come
to us," she said. "We give
them publicity in return
for sponsorship. SometimoQ
it's food for a party her. i
the Center, money for n.-\\
equipment or donali n.i-
to the Senior Cenli.-i
Foundation. But we n.-'.-,'
allow the sponsors of ,.u,
events to sign up anyone \\ .
don't want our seniors to I,-..I
pressured. But the spon-.,r-
can put out material .m.1
cards for the seniors to I.il,.
away with them."
In April of this year,
the Gulfport Senior
Center received
accreditation; a
designation that
the Center has met
the highest national
standards, a feat that
Cynthia is extremely
proud of. Together
with Center Director
Sue Frank, Cynthia
has turned the

Senior Center into a vibrant,
lively place with more than
2000 active members. She
took over the Senior Center
Food Pantry, originally
a U.S.D.A. donation and
storage facility within the
Center and turned it into a
pantry that serves Gulfport
and those registered with
the Center.
"I just thought we might
just do it better ourselves,"
she laughed. "And I think it's
been very successful."
Many families who are
having financial difficulties
have been able to receive
food from the pantry; often it
is their only source for food.
Recently, rescue groups have
been donating dog and cat
food as well.
"We mustn't forget about the
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and shrugs off the credit for
some of the most successful
programs at the Center. But
she really seems to be able to
get much needed sponsorship,
funds or donations with just
a phone call or an email.
"She has the ability to bring
out the best in people to help
direct their energies and
generosity to benefit others,"
said Center Director Sue
Frank. "We seem to be on
the same mindset. We look
at things the same way. I
think she's great!"
This Thanksgiving Cynthia
was able to get sponsorship
for a catered dinner for over
150 people from Met Life
Bank Reverse Mortgage.
She sees that as a triumph
for the Center. They will
have had their dinner the
Tuesday afternoon before
Thanksgiving. She beams
when she thinks of how she
can get the Center help with
many services that have a
direct impact on the seniors
"I can't believe how
fortunate I am," she said. "I
have a job that is the most
enjoyable I've ever had. I'm
very privileged to work with
such fine people."

Australian-born whirlwind
livedin Massachusetts before
moving to Florida. There
she was also involved with
helping the homeless find
housing and employment.
But she is now very happily
ensconced in Gulfport, the
community and the Senior
"It just makes me so excited
to see what community
spirit Gulfport has! It's just
marvelous. Gulfport is quite
a remarkable place," she
What she will never tell
you is that she is one of
the reasons Gulfport is so
remarkable. Cynthia is a bit
shy and very humble about
her many accomplishments.
But those of you who know
her or have been touched
by her know that she really
is an Everyday Hero to so

Cynthia Dean stands next to
one of the new computer stations
recently installed at the Senior
Center. She was able to get
several more new computers
donated for the Center as well.
A local cabinet maker built the
stations for them last week

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Holiday Entertainment For Less
A Calendar of Free and Inexpensive Holiday Entertainment
Free Unless Otherwise Noted

December 2
St. Pete Beach Festival of Trees: 6 p.m. at the community center, 7701
Boca Ciega Drive.
December 6
Osceola Fundamental High School Choral Concert: 7 p.m. at the school.
Gulfport Tree Lighting and Santa Visit: 7 p.m., Clymer Park.

December 7
Osceola Fundamental High School Band Concert: 7 p.m. at the school.

December 9
Pasadena Community Band: 7:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Casino.
Madeira Beach Fundamental Middle Choral Concert: 7 p.m. in the caf-
Lakewood Elementary Winter Concert: 6:30 p.m. at the school.

December 10
St. Pete Beach Holiday Boat Parade: 6 p.m., starting at Pass-a-Grille's
Merry Pier.
December 11
Gulfport- Holiday Hoopla. A half-mile of shop-
ping, food, fun and Holiday Splendor. 10am-6pm
along Beach Boulevard.
The Florida Orchestra Holiday Pops: 8 p.m.
at the Mahaffey Theatre, $20-$67. 892-3337.
Pinellas Park Holiday Parade: 6 p.m. at
Park Boulevard and 58th Street.
St. Pete Beach Land Parade: 9 a.m.,
from 70th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard to
City Hall via Corey.
Boca Ciega Yacht Club's Annual Boat
Parade: 6 p.m. in Boca Ciega Bay. 0. 0 e
December 13
Bay Vista Winter Program: 7:30
p.m., the Palladium Theatre

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SPCREA to Meet
The South Pinellas Retired
Educators Association (SPCREA)
meets the second Thursday of each
month from October through May at
the Piccadilly Cafeteria at 19th Ave.
and 34th St. N. at 11 a.m. Meetings
are open to all who have worked
in the field of education, including
teachers, support personnel and
administrators. At 12 noon their
meeting begins with an activity
The program for the December 9
meeting features a Holiday Sing-
a-Long with the Olde Tyme Trio.
There will be a silent auction- so
bring an item and participate. The
meeting adjourns by 1 p.m. Email
Jackie Thornton at jtjt3738@yahoo.
com or Jane Lee at WLee315795@
aol.com for more information.

Junior Sungoddess
Scholarship Application
The Suncoaster's of St. Petersburg,
producers of the annual Festival
of States, are pleased to announce
that applications are now being
accepted for the 55th Annual Junior
Sungoddess Scholarship Program.
The Junior Sungoddess program,
which began in 1956, is a
scholarship-based program which
recognizes high school junior and
senior girls in Pinellas County who
display community awareness and
involvement, academic achievement
and embody the values and poise
to represent the Suncoasters of
St. Petersburg as goodwill
Avery Fox, a freshman at Duke
University is the current Junior
Sungoddess. Avery was selected
last spring while a senior at East
Lake High School.
Over $7,000 in scholarship awards
were provided to the winner and two
runners-up last year.
Applications are available in the
guidance office at all Pinellas County
high schools and on the Festival of
States website at festivalofstates.

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Volunteer with the
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The Arthritis Foundation is seeking
volunteers to become "Arthritis Am-
bassadors". The Foundation offers
training to interested individuals to
prepare them to serve the Founda-
tion through a variety of positions.
Volunteers can be trained to teach
Arthritis Foundation programs and
services, to do speaking engage-
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Jeff co-owns two insurance agencies,
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motorcycle, RV and umbrella policies.
He also owns Premier Choice Rebate
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agency that sells nothing but flood
"We're the only flood insurance
agency that offers cash rebates back
to all our customers," Jeff explains.
So if you buy your flood insurance
through Premier Choice, you'll get at
least seven percent of your annual
premium (before fees and taxes) back
in the form of a rebate check.
"We give the money back to our cus-
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new policy holders-- and then again
every subsequent year they renew...
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Here's how the rebate works: You
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the first year. Every subsequent year
for the next five years you receive one
percent more back until you get to the
sixth year. In the sixth year and every
year followmg, customers will get 12
percent back as a rebate.
This rebate can add up to thousands
of dollars for the life of your home or
business policy. The company sends
you a check rather than taking the
money off the premium so you can
spend it on whatever you choose.
Do Premier Choice Flood Insurance
policies cost more than other flood
insurance policies?

Jeff DeNight, co-owner of Bentley-
DeNight insurance shares commissions
with his customers.
Nope, Jeff says. FEMA is the only
flood insurance provider, so the cost
is the same no matter what flood
insurance company you use. The
policies written by his agency are
supported by the federal government
through FEMA.
FEMA pays a commission to the
agencies that write their policies.
Jeff and his agency are sharing that
commission with their customers.
Jeff says, things are tough for everyone,
and if his company has a
little to share with the community,
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Volunteers Needed
at the Free Clinic
Help the St. Petersburg Free Clinic
and help others. Learn more about
volunteering at the Free Clinic; join
them for a volunteer orientation
every second Tuesday of the month
at 10 a.m. and again on the third
Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m.
We have an immediate need for
volunteers in We Help Services.
Specific positions are: desk greeters,
telephone receptionists, pantry
stockers, and client interviewers.
Contact Angel Shoemaker at 727-
821-1200, ext. 114.
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Christmas Musical
Looking for a Christmas story that's
missing the glitz but full of heart?
Then you are cordially invited to "Mr.
Thomas and the Christmas Angel",
a heartwarming story of one man's
realization of what Christmas is
truly about. Presented by the music
ministries of Fifth Avenue Baptist
Church, St. Petersburg, December
12, @6:30. Call the Church office for
further details 727-327-3353.

Help Deliver
Meals in Gulfport
Volunteers are desperately need-
ed to deliver hot, nutritious meals
to the homebound in the Gulfport
area. Volunteering for the Neigh-
borly Meals on Wheels program is
a hands-on, front line experience. If
you have 1-1/2 hours midday to help,
you could make a real difference in
someone's life. Meals are picked up
at the Gulfport Multipurpose Center,
5501 27th Ave. So. in Gulfport and
delivered in that area.
Please call Pat Hofstadter at
573-9444, ext. 291 to start helping
your community today.

Free Phones for the
Hearing Impaired
TALLAHASSEE- Across Florida,
more than 1.7 million people who
devote their time, energy and
finances to ensure their loved ones
are comfortable and safe will be
recognized this November during
National Family Caregivers Month.
Florida Telecommunications Relay,
Inc. (FTRI), the non-profit distributor
of specialized telecommunications
equipment for people with hearing
loss and speech disabilities, applauds
caregivers and is offering helpful
tools throughout November that
can improve the connection between
caregivers and loved ones.
FTRI provides free amplified
telephones to the estimated three
million Floridians with hearing
loss, a common health concern for
senior citizens. FTRI is encouraging
Pinellas County caregivers to inform
their family members about the state
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available at www.FTRI.org.
FTRI provides a range of free
solutions, including the Clarity
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amplified phone, to any permanent
Florida resident who is certified as
having a hearing loss. The cordless
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phone calls clearer and easier to

Florida Telecommunications Relay,
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501 (c)3 organization that administers
the Specialized Telecommunications
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citizens of Florida who are Deaf, Hard
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your fosters to the Tyrone Petsmart
on the adoption Saturdays. You drop
them off and then pick them up at the
set times. They also need volunteers
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St Petersburg.Volunteering and/or
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Our Strays is a non-profit, no kill
organization operating with 100%
volunteer staff. For more information,
call Diana at 727-328-1291.

Mulch Site Moved
The City of Gulfport's mulch site has
been relocated from the Boca Ciega
High School to the Neighborhood
Center at 1617 49 Street S. This site
is opened 24/7.

Beta Sigma Phi
Sunshine City Council's next regular
meeting will be held on Monday,
November 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Dixie
Hollins High in the ROTC room.
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chapters of Sunshine City Council
meet at various times depending on
the chapter format. Chapters may
participate and support a variety of
service projects in the area. If you
would like to learn more about Beta
Sigma Phi, please contact Susan
Henry at 244-8045.
The members and guests of Sunshine
City Council chapters are looking
forward to the annual Christmas
Brunch to be held on Saturday,
December 4 at Banquet Masters,

8100 Park Blvd. This event kicks off
the holiday season and gets everyone
in the spirit of the season.
Laureate Epsilon Theta's executive
board will meet on Tuesday,
December 7 with Paula Roberts being
the hostess for the holiday meeting.
They will meet at the Applebee's in
Pinellas Park and will have a gift
For more information, please call
Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

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Looking for a great excuse to party?
Grab a lounge chair and make your way to a
local shoreline and watch the annual display
of Holiday Lights Florida Style!

Gulfport: Boca Ciega Yacht Club's 25th Annual Christmas Boat Parade-
Saturday, Dec. 11 Begins at about 6:00 p.m. at the Gulfport Municipal
Marina. The parade will then travel by the William's Pier in Gulfport and into
the canals of Town Shores Condominiums. The final leg motors back east
and enters the canal leading to the Broadwater community. There is a small
entry fee of $5.00 plus two or more unwrapped toys. Each year toys are
collected for "Operation Santa," and presented to Gulfport's Police Depart-
ment for distributing to needy children. Sail and powerboats are welcome to
join in the fun. For information regarding participation, please contact Barb
Meyer (727) 430-7241

St. Pete Beach: Holiday Boat Parade: Friday, Dec. 10 Begins at 6 p.m. at
Merry Pier, (Eighth Avenue and Pass-a-Grille Way), and goes north along
the Intracoastal Waterway through Boca Ciega Bay by the Community Cen-
ter. For information call (727) 363-9245 or online at www.spbrec.com

Madeira Beach: Festival of Lights Boat Parade- Saturday, Dec. 18 The
parade departs at 6:30 p.m. on the north side of the Tom Stuart Cause-
way, goes by the yacht club, south side of Harbor Drive and the American
Legion, goes through the city's fingers south and ends at John's Pass about
8:30 p.m.

Treasure Island: Holiday Lighted Boat Parade- Saturday, Dec. 11. The
parade departs 6:20 p.m. from The Club Treasure Island (formerly Treasure
Island Yacht and Tennis Club), arrives at the TI Causeway Bridge at 7 p.m.
and ends at John's Pass at 8:15 p.m. The best public viewing areas are
115th Avenue on Isle of Palms, Treasure Island Causeway Bridge, Kingfish
Drive at John's Pass and Blind Pass Bridge (between Treasure Island & St.
Pete Beach). Rain date is Dec. 12.

Tierra Verde: Lighted Boat Parade- Wednesday, Dec. 8. Begins at 6 p.m.
from Pass-a-Grille Channel marker 10, goes up grand canal, goes up the
west side of Tierra Verde, then passes under the Tierra Verde Bridge, heads
south along the east side of Tierra Verde, then returns by the same route
to Pass-a-Grille Channel. Best viewing is from the Tierra Verde Bridge. For
information, call (727) 458-8512.

St. Petersburg: Bruce Watters Jewelers Illuminated Boat Parade- Satur-
day, Dec. 11 Spa Beach Park, 615 Second Ave. NE. The parade begins
at 7:00pm, with best views from Spa Beach, the Pier and along the Vinoy.
The parade route travels from Bayboro, passing in front of the Pier, near
the shore at Vinoy Basin and out into the Bay. Admission to the event is
free. Grandstand seating is available at Spa Beach for $10. Along with the
parade from 3 until 10 p.m. there is a holiday festival with food, drinks,
live entertainment and a chili cook-off. For more information, please go to
http://www.stpeteboatparade.org/event/ or email info@stpeteboatparade.
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Tons of Classes
for Toddlers
ST. PETE BEACH- The City of St.
Pete Beach's Recreation Division
offers a variety of classes catering to
toddlers ages 3 to 5.
Start Smart Sports teaches children
the fundamentals of sports such as
basketball, soccer, and baseball.
The program allows participants to
learn coordination while interacting
with their peers to build social skills.
Start Smart is offered Tuesdays and
Thursday from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.
Music, Movement and More offers
kids ages 3 to 6 incredible learning
and sensory experiences as they
sing, dance, make creative snacks
and much more. Class is held every
Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Art-tacular Adventures also offers
toddlers a chance to sing, act, create
and just be a kid! Classes are offered
Monday and Wednesday mornings
from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The ('Ch.--yl Lee Studio of Dance,
Hyde Tae Kwon Do and Bayside
Gymnastics also offer year-round
programs for ages 3 and up. Find
something to do with your toddler
every single day at the Community
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By Cathy Salustri

American Stage continues its season
with Michael Hollinger's OPUS, a
play about a string quartet preparing
to play a televised show at the White
House. American Stage appears
nestled this difficult piece in between
two sure things: the season opener,
The Mystery oflrma Vep, and August
Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,
the continuation of the theatre's
August Wilson series.
No wonder. This show is not a season
opener, and it isn't for everyone.
While superbly acted on a brilliant
set, the show has some issues that
lessen its appeal. The play endeavors
to reveal the intricacies of a string
quartet suffering a shake-up: the
musicians must replace a talented if
mentally capricious member shortly
before the biggest opportunity of
their collective career.
This is not an easy task: while
audiences may want to spy on the
trials of a politician caught in a
scandal or an Irish drunk battling,
quite literally, the devil (as were the
themes for last season's November
and The Seafarer), watching a
viola player scold other members of
the quartet makes for challenging

If any local theatre can bring
audiences in and keep them there
for the second act, American Stage
should be able to pull it off. Sadly,
producing artistic director Todd
Olson chose not to direct OPUS, and
director Dan Lombardo fails to clear
the tall bar set by American Stage's
legacy. There is something missing
in this piece that audiences typically
expect from American Stage, an
almost indescribable element of
every show that draws the audience
in: the show is not tied together. The
undercurrents that should build
throughout and the tension leading
to the climax are lackluster and dull.
The pace of the first act hurts the
show the most: it seems, at times,
to drag, making scene changes
interminable and the first act a
challenge. Several of the opening
night attendees did not make it back
for the second act. That's a shame;
while the timing seems at times
painfully slow, the latter half of the
play snapped along and almost made
up for the slow tempo of the show's
first act.
Audiences should neither fault
these five fine actors for the show's
shortcomings nor ignore this show
completely because of them. Each

actor delivers a well-developed
character and champions his or her
way through the slow bits.
Steven Flaa (Elliot) and Steve
Garland (Dorian) have flavorful
interactions, and although Garland
has other scenes with other
characters, none quite match the
intensity of his moments with Flaa.
Dan Matisa and Ricky Wayne (Alan
and Carl, respectively) round out
the original quartet with humor and
talent, and Tracie Thomason is more
than up to the challenge of her role.
The quintet of actors meshes
beautifully; the ensemble draws on
one another to get the story where
it needs to go, and by the time Steve
Garland's character brings the
OPUS to its climax, the players have
worked the story and the audience
so well that you find yourself leaning
forward, waiting to see where the
show will go next.
The toughest part of ensemble
performances, especially in shows
where the characters don't know
or like one another very well, is for
an actor to draw energy from and
support the others onstage without
being obvious about it. Simply
put, each performer must help the
others onstage put out a brilliant
performance without audiences
realizing that they're helping each
other. The cast of OPUS does this
effortlessly, making this a show
worth seeing.

OPUS plays Tuesday through
Wednesday through November 28.
Tickets cost between $29 and $50,
depending on the show. Student rush
tickets, available 30 minutes prior
to curtain, cost $10, and American
Stage offers a pay-what-you-can
performance on November 16. Buy
tickets online at AmericanStage.org or
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Local Sea Scout Ship 951 presented the colors as Max Millspaugh conducted the South
Pasadena Community Band in the Star Spangled Banner at the Veterans and Patriotic
Salute concert last week. The concert, sponsored by the city of Gulfport and the city's
Chamber of Commerce, played to a full house.

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Boating Safety
Classes in Gulfport
USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16 is
located at 3120 Miriam Street S.
behind Gulfport City Marina. Power
point classes are every Thursday
evening from 7:30-9:30 p.m. with a
cost of $40 per student for a 400 page
color book. It is a 13 week revolving
class you may start any Thursday.
Upon completing chapters 1-8,
students will be eligible for their
Florida State Safe Boating Card. The
new FWC rule states that anyone born
on or after January 1, 1988 is required
to have successfully completed a
approved boating education course
and have in their possession a
boating education ID card and photo
identification card before operating a
vessel with a motor of 10 HP or more
in Florida. After graduating the 13
week course, in addition to insurance
discounts you will recieve a Compp"
1 year BoatU.S. membership. The
new phone number for the Gulfport
Auxiliary is 727-399-7986 or email

Northwest St. Pete
Mom's Group
MOMS (Moms Offering Moms
Support) Club is an international
non-profit organization dedicated
to supporting stay at home moms
through weekly and monthly
activities, including age appropriate
playgroups from birth to all ages,
breakfast and lunch get together,
exercise groups and moms night out
events, just to name a few.
Most events are for moms and kids
together and some are dedicated
just for moms, giving you that much
needed "me time".
Call Ashley Marchese, Membership
Chair at 813-716-1500 or email
her at: mclubnwsp@yahoo.com.
You can also visit their website
for more information: http://

Bill and Phyllis Miller vacationed in the mountains of North Carolina. One of the
attractions was Grandfather Mountain in the Boone area. It is best know for its swinging
bridge which is suspended a mile above the ground. Holding The Gabber for all to see
are Phyllis Miller and Julie Fuce.

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Include a brief description and your name.

Holistic Workout
for all Ages
ST. PETE BEACH, FL: The St. Pete
Beach Community Center welcomes
instructor Ian Wallace who offers
men and women of all ages a new
holistic and highly effective workout.
Class includes Gung Fu coordination
drills, stretching, breathing, self
massaging and relaxation techniques
to complete the workout. The holistic
workout brings your mind, body and
Chi into balance. Classes are offered
on Tuesday and Thursdays from
noon to 1 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach
Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega
Drive. Individual classes are $8 or
you can pre-purchase ten classes
for $60, but come try your first class
for free. Contact Ian Wallace at
459-8319 for more information.

Rotary Club to Meet
The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg
Suncoast meets every Thursday at
noon at Gigi's Italian Restaurant
in South Pasadena, located at
6852 Gulfport Boulevard in South
Pasadena. Guests are welcome to
attend these lunch meetings. For
more information, please contact
( hi-i-l Wolf, at 727-822-2200,
extension 1.

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SPCA Calendar
Pre-order your 2011 SPCA Tampa
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included), this 12 month calendar
will feature some of SPCA Tampa
Bay Web Photographers' most
spectacular pictures of rescued cats,
dogs, and pocket pets before they
found their happy homes. Calendars
can be purchased at the SPCA Tampa
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spcatampabay.org. For additional
information about the 2011 calendar,
adoptable pets, or upcoming events,
visit www.spcatampabay.org or call
727-586-3591. Shelter is located at
9099 130 Avenue N. in Largo.

Refugee Program
Seeks Volunteers
The Refugee Youth and Family
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5-18 to succeed in school and improve
acculturation and preservation of the
refugee family. They have served
families from over 32 countries who
have been resettled to Pinellas and
They are seeking volunteers to serve
as tutors, mentors and community
guides. Volunteers may simply
read a book, help a child with their
homework or practice conversational
English. Volunteers who welcome
a language barrier may assist with
teaching English for our more recent

This is a wonderful opportunity
to learn about a new culture while
helping a child succeed in a new
life. Tutoring and mentoring may
be conducted in-home or in a public
setting such as a library.
No experience is necessary. There is
no cost. English is the only language
To learn more call Marcella Ramsey
727-450-7275 or email at mramsey@
gcjfs.org. Funding is administered
through the Florida Department of
Children and Families.

Attorney Keith Sanders, Handles Foreclosure Defense and
Bankruptcies with Experience and Sensitivity

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

more at ease and under-
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
written professional pa-

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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 negotia-
tions, defense against
foreclosures, wills &
trusts, civil litigation
and loan modifica-
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, P.A.
6702 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

City of Gulfport's 2010
Holiday Decorations Contest
Application Form
The thought behind the Holiday Decorations Contest is to
brighten up our City during the Holiday Season!
Phone Date
I would like to participate in the Holiday Decorations Contest and will abide
by the rules of the contest.
I DO or DO NOT wish my name and address to be in any publication.
Circle one theme: General Commercial
Single or Joint Single or Joint
The General Theme is for single/joint home only. The Commercial Theme is for
single/joint business and professional locations, including home occupations. A
plaque will be awarded to one winner of each theme. Only one plaque will be
awarded for "joint" home or business participants.
Judging will be on Monday, December 13, 2010. All participants MUST
be prepared by 6 p.m. A judging schedule will not be announced.
Please return this application to: Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore
Blvd. S. Call 893-1068 for more information.
Contest Rules
1. All entrants must be City of Gulfport residents or businesses.
2. Each participant shall select one theme and so indicate above.
3. Businesses are urged to participate.
4. Applications MUST be submitted for participation and received by NOON,
Monday, Dec. 13th. Judging will be done after 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13th.
The judges' route schedule will not be announced.
5. Plaques will be awarded to the winner of each theme. Winners will be an-
nounced in the Dec. 16th edition of the Gabber. Winners will be recognized and
presented plaques at the Gulfport City Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 21st
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Boca Ciega High School

By Leigh Clifton

Boys Varsity
Boca Ciega 22
Gibbs 12
Boca Ciega 26
Northeast 33

Girls Varsity
Boca Ciega 59
Osceola 52
Boca Ciega 49
St. Pete 58
Boca Ciega 69
Dixie Hollins 19

Boys Varsity Basketball will begin
on 11-30-10.
Boca Ciega High School will be
closed for the Thanksgiving holi-
day 11-22-10, resuming classes
and sports schedules on 11-29-
Here's hoping everyone has a
safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Brownie Troop 997
Open for New Members
Are you a young girl between the
ages of 7 and 9 (2nd and 3rd graders),
interested in discovering the fun,
friendship and power of girls working
together? Then Gulfport Girl Scouts
Brownie Troop 997 is looking for
you! Their Brownie Troop meets
every Monday evening at 6:15 p.m.
at the Gulfport Recreation Center,
2nd floor. Meetings last about an
The Girl Scouts' mission is to build
a sense of courage, confidence, and
character in girls, and teach them to
help make the world a better place.
Their goals are to help girls develop
their full individual potential;
to learn to relate to others with
understanding, skill, and respect; to
develop values to guide their actions
and provide the foundation for sound
decision-making; and to contribute to
the improvement of society through
their abilities, leadership skills, and
cooperation with others.
As a Brownie, girls have the
opportunity to wear the Girl Scout
Brownie Pin showing they belong
to Girl Scouts of the USA, and they
earn badges and insignia during the
year which can be proudly displayed
on a Brownie sash or belt. They
have many fun and age appropriate
activities for the girls, and also field
trips, community service projects
and other fun activities throughout
the year.
Joining their troop is simple! You
are welcome to come by their next
meeting on Monday evening, at 6:15
and find out what they are all about.
The Gulfport Recreation Center is
located at 5730 Shore Boulevard S.
at the intersection of Shore Blvd. S.
and 58th St. Please call in advance
so they can be ready for you be
assured you will receive a warm
welcome from every girl in their
troop. Contact our Troop Leader,
Cherri Hurt, at 727-326-2838.

Seniors' Chat Room
Join others as they experience
table topics with the Gulfport Senior
Center's Chat Room every Friday at
2 p.m. The Center is located at 5501
27 Avenue S. in Gulfport.

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Luminaries on Sale for Christmas Tree Lighting
The Gulfport Senior Center is joining the City of Gulfport this season in the
celebration of the holidays. Luminaries will be placed along the sidewalks in
('I in.-i Park accenting the Holiday Tree Lighting on Monday, December 6 at
7 p.m. You can designate the luminary in one of three ways: In Honor of, In
Memory of, or Holiday Greetings from a dear loved one, friend or business.
A program listing those honored will be available at the tree lighting. Follow-
ing the program, your battery operated luminaries are yours to take home to
display throughout the holidays. Please fill out the form below by printing all
information very clearly. Return the completed form with $2 per luminary to
the Senior Center at 5501 27 Avenue S., Gulfport, FL 33707. Make checks pay-
able to "The Gulfport Senior Center Foundation". Orders must be received by
Wednesday, December 1. All proceeds support the Senior Center Foundation.
If you have any questions, please call (727) 893-2237 or (727) 893-1231.

Holiday Luminary Form
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Person designated
Business designated
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lage 59K, Manual 5-Speed, Pale Blue, Excel-
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CASH PAID FOR CARS- Prices Subject to
Steel Market Value. 727-328-8004.
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seen at Stephen's Trailer Storage Lot, 7358
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Table with Stone Pedestal Base. 6 Parsons
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Decor. $200. 727-528-1528.
DININGROOM SET- 5-piece bedroom set,
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broidered Gulfport Tee Shirt, $17.95. Small
Adventures Book Shop, 3107 Beach Blvd 727-
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special lady in your life...... Spada Jewelry is
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pada.com/debbie.reichart and then give me a
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be glad you did!!!
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Tools, Kitchen Items, Etc.
FAMILY SALE-Everything $1.00. Misc. 7070
Park St. S. Saturday 8am.-2pm.
COMMUNITY SALE- Sat. & Sun. 7am-noon.
Victory Estates Mobile Park (clubhouse). 6950
46th Ave. No.
MULTI FAMILY-Black Friday 11/26. All Prices
Match the Economy (Low). 6555 Gulfwinds Dr.
St. Pete Bch. Not before 9am. Please! Call for
Directions 727-360-0018. If Rain No Sale.
Bear Creek Neighborhood. 58th St. S., 66th
St. S., 1st Ave. to 7th Ave. S. Sat. & Sun. 8am.
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Planning and Zoning Board/LPA
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City Council Meeting
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Board of Adjustments
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Waterfront Redevelopent Advisory
Board Meeting to begin at 7:00 p.m. at
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be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and
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cessor of all who invoke your special patron-
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buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh
Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power
of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other
Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the
Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort
to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This
Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Com-
fort Me in My Difficulties and While Lodging in
the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and
My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God
Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All
of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have
Infinite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You
(Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over-
come All Difficulties as You Did the Dragons
at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail
Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times).
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cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal
Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in
the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress
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Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat-
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Tuesday. G.F.

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SPACIOUS 1BR CONDO-Over looking Lake.
Top 3rd floor. Next to Laundry room, Eleva-
tor. All Amenities. $500/Mo. Terms Negotiable.
3850 13th Ave. N. St. Pete. 727-394-2795.

Mo. (69th Ave./Sunset Way) Ceramic Floors,
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3BR/2BA plus New Family Room with Fire-
place. Large Fenced Yard. Laundry Room with
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Security. 330-760-2901, 727-686-8900. In by
Christmas Discount!
ST. PETERSBURG-1BR, Broadwater, Beauti-
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Living Room, Kitchen, Dining Area, Bath Tile
Floor, C/H/A, Pool, Private Parking, Lawn
Care & Much More. Must See! $600/Mo. 727-
Home is All Brand New! Nice Appliances,
CHA, Laundry. Wonderful Location. Available
Now. $875/Mo. Call 727-657-1259.
Stetson. 1BR Apt. W/D, Tile, Newly Remod-
eled. No Application Fee. 4926 29th Ave. S.
727-729-0385 or 727-543-1789.

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Split Floor plan House.
Florida Room, Laundry Room w/Washer &
Dryer. Ceiling Fans, C/H/A, Large Fenced Yard
& Lg. Shed. $1150/Mo. plus $850/Damage De-
posit. 727-942-7606 or 727-278-4852.
2BR/1BA GULFPORT-Seasonal $1175/Mo.
2220 59th St. S. (near Pasadena Yacht &
Country Club). Security Deposit $1000. Nice!
email for details-must include location in reply:
2BR APT.-Private Deck Pool. A few blocks
to Gulfport Beach/Art District. Freshly Painted,
Very Nice, Won't Last! $750/Mo. 727-346-
$425 Security Includes Power, Water, Sewer &
Trash. Separate Kitchen & Bathroom. Shaded
Patio Outside Front Door, Laundry on Site.
6790 Gulf Winds Dr. Apt. in Rear. 727-481-
Large 1BR Townhouse. Walk out to Yard and
Large Den/Office. Covered Carport. New Tile
throughout. Steps to Senior Center. Ideal for
Senior. $690/Mo. plus Security 727-323-3028,
ST. PETE BEACH -Waterfront, 1BR, 750 sq.
ft. pool, dock, covered parking available. Im-
maculate. Water, sewer, trash included. $710/
mo. 727-641-5109.
Also Need Part-Time Secretary & Handyman.
to Pool, 1st Floor w/Patio. Seasonal or Annual
. Furnished or Unfurnished. Over 55, No Pets,
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SUNSET BEACH-1 Block to Beach. Nice
1BR/1BA Condo on Water. New Paint and
Carpet. Newer Appliances. Fishing Dock.
$750/Mo. Joel, 727-251-0350.
2BR/1BA HOUSE-Quiet Gulfport Neighbor-
hood. Near Shopping & Arts District. Private
Fenced Back Yard. W/D Hookup. $800/Mo.+.
2415 51st St. S. 727-643-9163 or 727-643-
2BR/1BA-Walk to beaches, shopping, on
Corey Ave. Fenced backyard, new kitchen,
central H/A, $950/mo. + 521 77th Ave. SPB.
727-643-9163 or 643-9329.
GULFPORT 1BR RENTALS- Starting at $450/
mo. Call Rick 727-418-0086
TWO 1BR APTS.-Partially Furnished. $525/
Mo. plus $525/Security. Includes Utilities. 55+
Park, No Pets. Located at Twin Gables 4097
46th Ave. N. 727-521-6042.

S. PASADENA 3BR/2BA- Newly Remodeled
Granite Kitchen. Large Fenced Yard, Prime
Neighborhood. $995/Mo. 727-418-4517.

5208 27th Ave. S. Walk to Arts District and Wa-
terfront, Large 1BR/1BA, (two available) Den,
Diningroom, Kitchen, White Picket Fence,
Brick Streets, Porch, High Ceilings, W/D,
Large Backyard, $585 & $635/mo. Available
Immediately, Call 727-452-8566.

Nottingham Bldg. 2BR/2BA 1250sqft. End
Unit, Magnificent Views. Brand new carpet,
paint & tile. $1000/Mo. Available Furnished/
Unfurnished. 678-222-8403.

Apt., 1BR/1BA, Walk to Beach, Yearly Lease,
$595/Mo. 1st, & Security. $25. Application Fee.
www.coquinaplace.com 727-417-6915.
SOUTH PASADENA- Large Effeciency $495/
mo. Walk to Publix, SweetBay, Leverocks,
Short drive to Stetson. 727-804-4431 or 727-
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.
ISLA DEL SOL- 2Br./2Ba. Fully furnished,
Assigned covered parking, Wide Open Wa-
terview of Boca Ciega Bay. Balcony overlooks
bay, pool & spa. Annual $1200. Seasonal
$2000. 727-347-0909 or 727-804-8546.
2BR/1BA HOUSE-Tile floors, Washer/Dryer
hook-up, Near Elementary school. $800/Mo.
plus $500/Security. Available Now. Section 8
Ok. 727-463-5759 or 727-323-0909.
2519 BEACH BLVD.- Cute 1BR Cottage,
C/H/A, Custom Tile Floors, Near Park &
Beach. N/S. $625/Mo. Call 727-822-2955.
Apts. from $450/Mo., 1BR's from $550/Mo.,
2BR's from $625/Mo. Vouchers & Section 8
Reserved Parking, Includes WSG, 1 Story.
3017 49th St. S. 727-321-8582.

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Tile & Laminate, Very Private. $850/Mo In-
cludes Water Only. $600 Security. WALTON
REALTY, 727-458-3613.
2BR/1.5BA CONDO-in Five Towns. Newly
Updated. $795/Mo. Includes Gas for Cookiing
& Heating. All Recreational Facilities. Water,
Trash & Sewer Services. Bright House Cable.
Mo. plus Security. No Pets. 727-367-1408.
Tile Floors, New Paint, Garage, Pets Okay,
$875/Mo. plus Security, 4732 Coronado Way
S. Available Immediately, Call 305-274-4405.
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 727-822-2200.
BEAUTIFUL VIEW-of Boca Ciega Bay. 31st
Ave. S. at 49th St. S., Gulfport. Quiet, Eco-
nomical 1/1, 2nd floor south Apt., Any Age,
Sm. Pets, Long-term Only. $475/Mo. +Utilities.
Email: dameoliver@verizon.net or Call 727-
343-3843 for Info Sheet or Appt.
MOVE IN SPECIAL-$300/Security. 2725 54th
St. 1BR1BA Upstairs $575/Mo. 2715 54th St.
Sm. 1BR/1BA Upstairs $475/Mo. 2210 53rd
St. 1BR/1BA w/Bonus room $575/Mo. All In-
clude W/S/G 727-239-6983.
2634 35TH AVE. N. 2BR/1BA, Diningroom,
Large Ranch Kitchen, Fireplace, Tile Floors.
$850/Mo. WALTON REALTY 727-458-3613.

ISLA DEL SOL-Vacation Rental.Club Bahia.
Fantastic Waterview, 2/2. Beautifully Fur-
nished. Fitness Center, Pool, Fishing Dock.
View Photos at
www.realtor.com MLS# 7446152
shellrealty@aol.com or Call 727-867-5536.
ISLA DEL SOL-2BA/2B, 10th Floor, Water-
views, Corner Unit. Newly Remodeled. In Unit
Laundry, Pool. 12 Month Lease $1250. Call
about Shorter Term & Photos. 262-643-4268.
1BR FURNISHED-Renovated Cottages or
Mobile Homes. St. Pete Location. Most Rea-
sonable Rent around! Very Clean, Well Main-
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Monthly 727-410-6599.
Patio, In private house, $500/Mo & Deposit,
Cable/Utilities Included. 1 Person Only. Call
Sissy, 345-4200.
2BR/2BA, C/H/A, W/D, DW, Fully Furnished,
Fenced, Concrete Parking. Pet Friendly Vaca-
tion, Weekly or Monthly 727-328-0203.

ROOM FOR RENT-Very Nice Home. Smaller
Fully Furnished room. All Utilities & Cable are
Included with the Weekly Rent of $85. Tim
727-698-3506 Close to Gulfport, Bus & Shop.
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Included. $400/Mo. $150 Deposit. No Smoking
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PREFER LADY-to Rent Room in my Home.
Private Bath, Cable, Kitchen & Laundry Privi-
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LOVELY LAKEFRONT-Senior lady to share
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patio, with senior lady. Pool, exercise room.
$425/mo. Includes utilities. 813-388-0208.

1200 sq. ft. on South Pasadena Ave.
Very good exposure, signage, parking.
$900 plus cam

Bldg. 727-209-0606.

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1120sqft, 2nd floor standard unit. Galley Kitch-
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Florida room overlooking harbor leading to
Boca Ciega Bay. CH/A, Covered Carport, Un-
furnished. No Realtors. $125,000. 727-345-
port home is within a short walk to the beach.
ood floors, a screened enclosed porch,
fenced yard, and a one car garage are only
part of the charm. $99,900. Call LUBIN TEAM
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BEAUTIFUL VIEW-of Boca Ciega Bay. 31st
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nomical Condominium. 1/1, 2nd floor south,
Any Age, Pets, Available Now. Asking $59,750.
Email: dameoliver@verizon.net or Call 727-
343-3843 for info Sheet or Appt.

Affordable Gulfport Home, 2BR/1BA Newer
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Large Golf Course Townhomes priced to sell beautiful views gated community
$359,000 and $355,000 2332 sq. ft. SO MANY UPGRADES
3/2 Condo waterfront Prestigious Pasadena Yacht Club $349,900
So. Pasadena 2/2 condo corner unit first floor on the water $239,000
Seminole Long Bayou 3/2 condo updated corner feels like a villa $225,000
The Gardens Seminole what a great buy 1/1 condo, pool,
tennis, clubhouse. $59,000
Golfview Condos 2/2 corner units with 500 sq. ft. deck, 1/1
condo 5th floor, across from Stetson School of Law from
Fabulous starter or retirement home 2/2 with bonus room double
lot, North St. Pete great price call today 1512 sq. ft. $149,000

Manchester #102 SOLD
Lancaster #402 SOLD
Gulfport single 6338 9th Ave. SOLD SOLD
PYCC 5950 Pelican Bay Plaza #906 SOLD
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