Title: Gabber
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089435/00169
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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: December 2, 2010
Frequency: weekly
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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..

Operation Santa
see page 3

Gulfport Lions
Pancake Breakfast
see page 5

City Whys:
Recycling Plastic
see page 6

Gulfport Election
Qualifying Period
see page 8

St. Pete Beach
Holiday Happenings
see page 11

Letters to the Editor
see page 20

Gulfport Holiday
Decoration Contest
see page 27

Boyd Hill Christmas
see page 38

Something' on My
Mind Keeping Safe
see page 40

Wine Talk: Wines of
Zonin Estates
see page 49


since 19681

Every Thursday

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Church of the Nazarene Offers Shelter from the Cold
By Leigh Clifton

In conjunction
with Pinellas County
Coalition for the
Homeless, Gulfport's
Trinity Church of the
Nazarene has been
designated a Cold Night
Shelter; a place where
the homeless and people
without heat in their
homes can stay the night
in a warm, dry place.
The church, located at
1000 55th St. South in
Gulfport is able to accept
up to twenty people who
must sign it at the door.
They cannot carry any
weapons and they
See Shelter, page 26

Assistant Shelter Coordinators Judy Ryan (left) and Janet Shepherd sit on
one of 17 green mats provided by the Pinellas County Coalition for the
Homeless to Trinity Church of the Nazarene for their Cold Weather Shelter.

Judge Finds Comprehensive
Plan Invalid
ST. PETE BEACH- City commission met
Tuesday night and discussed next steps after
a recent court decision, which found the ballot
summaries to inform the voters on the city's
comprehensive plan were invalid and did not
meet the requirements of state law. The city
commission and several attorneys met in an
approximately 90 minute closed session to
discuss legal strategy followed by an almost
30-minute public workshop.
The day before Thanksgiving a judge
essentially found the city's comprehensive plan
from 2008 invalid. St. Pete Beach has been
defending in court the voter approved plan,
which covers development and redevelopment
regulations in the city. Pasco-Pinellas Circuit
Court Judge David Demers found hotel height
and density increases were not clearly explained
to voters in the ballot summaries.
Mayor Mike Finnerty said there would
be no public comment during the workshop
session because of the way the meeting was
noticed, which drew some surprised and
apparently frustrated sounds from the fairly
full commission chambers.
See Comprehensive Plan, page 10

St. Pete Beach Fire Chief
Set to Retire
By Melissa Lattman
Fire Chief Tom
Malone,61, retires at
the end of February
2011. Malone's fa-
ther was a firefight-
er in Urbana, Ohio
where Malone started
his career in March
1970. His brothers
also served the public as a firefighter and a
police officer. The family ties plus wanting to
serve the public and football injuries keep-
ing him from enlisting in the military made
the fire department perfect for him, he said.
"That togetherness I liked (of working with
other firefighters) plus I liked to do things
for other people," Malone said.
Malone joined the city's Fire Department
in 1978 as a firefighter and paramedic after
having served four years in Ohio and four
years in South Pasadena where he trained
to be a paramedic. Malone worked his way
up through the ranks in St. Pete Beach
See Chief Retires, page 5

Gulfport: Old Florida With a Twist! Shopping, Dining, Music, Events
Visit us on Beach and Shore Boulevards

Holiday Hoopla! is coming up on Saturday,
December 11, 10am-6pm. This annual celebration
will feature over 200 art, craft and gift vendors, live
music, carolers, roving holiday characters, and of
course, Santa and Mrs. Claus! Toys, non-perishable
food, and pet supply donations accepted for local
Unique gifts and holiday fun for all ages! Free.

The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market
now features over 40 vendors, the largest
selection in the history of the Market. Fresh
fruits and veggies, bread, cheese, seafood,
gourmet foods, local arts and crafts and live
music create a lively open-air shopping experi-
ence every Tuesday from 9am to 3pm on Beach
Blvd. below 29th Avenue South

Art Walk offers the perfect opportunity to
find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your
list. Local artists and crafters line the sidewalks
of Beach Boulevard.
Our unique shops and restaurants are open
late for your enjoyment. Friday, Dec. 3rd and
Saturday, Dec. 18th from 6 to 10pm.

www.GulfportMA.com 866-ART-WALK

Upcoming Events

Art Walk 1st Friday
Fri, Dec. 3, 6- 10pm
(727) 322-5217
Sunset ArtCruise
Fri, Dec. 3,6:30 8:30pm
(727) 360-7411
Fresh Market
EveryTuesday 9am 3pm
(727) 366-4086
Free Holiday Music Concert
Thu, Dec. 9, 7:30pm
(727) 344-3711
Holiday Hoopla!
Sat, Dec. 11, 10am 6pm
(727) 322-5217
Lighted Holiday Boat Parade
Sat, Dec. 11, 6pm 8pm
(727) 430-7241
Free Clothing Swap
Tue, Dec. 14, 9am noon
(727) 366-4086
Santa Speedo Run
Sat, Dec. 18, 3pm check-in
(727) 523-2439
Art Walk 3rd Saturday
Sat, Dec. 18, 6- 10pm
(727) 322-5217
New Year's Eve Celebration
Fri, Dec. 31, 8pm 12:30am
(727) 893-1070

Please support these members of the Gulfport Merchants Association,
your local independent businesses:
07 o Pgices The Art of Massage Auntie Lynda's Pet Care Beach & Body Be
rranean Grill Bo-Tiki Can San's City of Gulfport Culby Group Di
ries -The Gabber Newspaper -Gulfport Chamber of Commerce -
ine House of Renee Originals Industrial Arts Center Karen's Fl
adventures La Cote Basque Winehouse O'Maddy's Bar & Grill
S1pSK ios Peg's Cantina -Peninsula Inn & Spa Pia's Trattoria Reef Dog ci.
Sail Away Realty Salon M Sea Breeze Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn SIK Promotions
Small Adventures Bookshop Stella's Deli & Gelato -Tangelo's -Yummy's
Gabber December 2 December 8, 2010


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. For more information,
contact Francine at 727-893-1653 or
Cynthia at 727-893-1049. Any help
would be appreciated.

Annual Tree Lighting
in South Pasadena
The City of South Pasadena's
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will
be held on Friday, December 3 at
6:30 p.m. at Galatea Garden, 7015
Sunset Drive S. Music and songs
will be provided by Pasadena
Fundamental School. Refreshments
will follow at Maynard A. Duryea
Bay View Park. Everyone is invited
to join in the festivities!

The Gabber recently published
an article on the Neptune Grill
coming to Gulfport. Owner
Kostandinos (Gus) Vartsakis
worked for Skidders on St. Pete
Beach for 19 years. He was not a
family member.

Saturday, December 4th
Gulfport Lions Den
4630 Tifton Drive South
Serving From: Donation
7:00 AM until 11:00 AM $4.00
Gabber December 2 December 8, 2010

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.


What To Do Before You Go
To The Emergency Room.
Dr. Eichenbaum will discuss:
Seizures Stroke Convulsions Nose Bleed Burns
Bleeding Diabetes/Insulin Reaction Head and Neck Injuries
Closed Wounds Fractures Dislocation
Hosted by
Mark S. Eichenbaum, MD
Board Certified in Internal and Geriatric Medicine

SWednesday, December 8

Lunch: 11:30 am / Seminar: Noon
Boca Ciega Room -
Palms of Pasadena Hospital
in the Professional Building
1609 Pasadena Avenue South
To reserve your place, please call

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Extra Legal Approved
ST. PETE BEACH- The city
commission approved on Nov. 23
additional monies from the city's
reserves to cover extra legal costs
paid in the last fiscal year, which
ended Oct. 31, 2010. The additional
$235,000 for legal expenses is out
of total legal expenses of $549,000.
Much of the legal bills are from
ongoing legal challenges related to
the city's comprehensive plan. The
city is closing out the budget; once the
budget is finalized some money could
go back into reserves, city officials

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.

Beach City Web
Site Ideas
ST. PETE BEACH- At the city
commission's request Steve Schwalb
with Digital Eel discussed process and
considerations for possibly changing
and updating the city's Web site.
Schwalb mentioned considerations
such as using an open source
platform, scalability, aesthetics,
information architecture (how to find
information), and who would be using
the site.
After some discussion by the
commission the consensus was
Schwalb will work with the city
technical staff and city manager
and they will bring back to the
city commission possible ways to
repackage and organize the Web site.




8:00 A.M. TO NOON


What is recycled mulch? In Pinellas County clean loads of yard trimmings (such
as tree branches and leaves) are processed by Pinellas County into mulch that is
offered free to residents, saving valuable landfill space.
How much mulch can I take at a time?There is no limit while supplies last.
Is recycled mulch clean?Yes. Weed seeds, pest insects, and plant diseases are
eliminated using a natural heating and decomposition process prescribed by the
University of Florida.

Gabber December 2 December 8, 2010

Chief Retires,
from front page
including company officer, lieuten-
ant and assistant chief/operations
commander. He became chief in
January after Fred Goliner retired.
"I've enjoyed the opportunity I have
had to be part of this and watch the
department grow," Malone said.
The St. Pete Beach Fire Depart-
ment has grown from around 15
when Malone joined to 30 now. The
products people burn, the hazards
firefighters deal with have changed
and become more complicated. The
activities, training, and technology
have advanced and changed as well,
Malone said.
Malone said he worked with Go-
liner on a hurricane plan for the city
including evacuation plans for those
with special needs. He developed
the city's re-entry program for after
natural disasters. He saw many oth-
er jurisdictions in his work assess-
ing and testing officer candidates for
"Working on emergency manage-
ment is very rewarding because
you can accomplish things," Malone
Malone who lives in Kenneth City
plans to travel and play golf when
he retires. He and his wife Sandy
have four adult children and seven
grandchildren. Malone sees retire-
ment as his next career. He thinks
it will be an adjustment from 16-18
hour workdays.
The city is currently advertising to
fill Malone's post.


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4-Wheel $49.95
IPlus parts if needed- most standard vehicles
Coupon good thru Dec. 31st

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Gulfport Lions
Pancake Breakfast
The Gulfport Lions will be presenting
their second pancake breakfast of the
season, Saturday, December 4 from
7 a.m to 11 am. Please note the new
serving hours.
Breakfast will be served at the
Gulfport Lions Center, 4630 Tifton
Drive S. in the Gulfport Marina area.
Pancakes with syrup, scrambled
eggs and sausage with coffee or tea

to drink, and all you care to eat at
the donation price of $4 per person.
Bring your entire family and friends
and spend an enjoyable morning
overlooking beautiful Boca Ciega
Bay. You might even see some
manatees. Children really love these
This year as in the past, they ask you
to bring a toy unwrapped to put into
their Christmas Toy Box. They will
be making their annual Christmas
toys and food distribution soon.

fridays & saturdays at 8pm/sunday matinees at 2pm $15

Reserve tix at 727-430-2328
order online at www.islandcommunitytheatre.com

Catherine Hickman Theater in Gulfport
5501 27th Avenue South

C Have you got a
Question for your
City government?
Email your request to News@theGabber.com
By Cathy Salustri
City of Gulfport: Recycling Plastic
Q: What kinds of plastic does the city recycle? Can you recycle yogurt
containers and the like? The flyer the city sent out said the bottle's neck
must be smaller than the bottle's body, which will rule out a lot of things,
but the new program was supposed to include more types of plastic.

A: Public works director Don Sopak admits the first flyer the city
distributed may have misled some people. The city currently collects any
plastic with numbers one through seven stamped on the bottom.
"We use the 'check for a neck' because that is what they use county-
wide in the Pinellas County recycling handout. All plastic containers like
mayonnaise, jelly or soft butter containers can be used including lids, caps
and pump sprays as long as they are stamped properly," the public works
director said. He added that the city will revise the flyer to reflect this.
Have a question about your (i %/' 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
them on our Facebook page, accessible through TheGabber.com.

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News from the
julfport Jtistorical Society

Pot Luck Dinner
The Gulfport Historical Society
will hold a pot-luck Christmas
party at the museum, 5301 28
Avenue S. on Tuesday, December
14 at 5:30 p.m. All are invited to
attend. Please bring a canned or
boxed food item for the Senior
Center food pantry.

Notice of General
Election and
Qualifying Period
The City of South Pasadena,
Florida, will hold a municipal
election on Tuesday, March
8, 2011 for the election of two
Commissioners. Qualifying
begins at 12:00 noon on November
23, 2010 andends 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 need further information,
please call the City Clerk's office
at 347-4171.

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Specialty Foods A Pickles in a Barrel A30 Types of Olives A Raw Florida Honey,
A16 Old Fashion Sodas A Spices from around the World A Beers & Wines
A Tasty Lunch Specials -Take Out Available

We Specialize in Healthy Options Chapella Flavor for water and much more.
E Cigarettes A Healthy Option No tar, carbon monoxide, or cancer causing agents

Gift Baskets made to order for all occasions
Avon and Mary Kay products on display, ready to take home. Come in and see Diane.

Unique handcrafted shell art, wooden birds Lots of one of a kind items


African Artifacts, Semi-Precious Stones, Bromeliads, Orchids

Deborah's Foot Massage

"Wrap Yourself in Paradise"
Beautiful & Unique Beachware. Barefoot sandals & Accessories.

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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 andpaperwork,

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Madeleina Seating
ST. PETE BEACH- The city
commission approved an outdoor
seating area for Madeleina Cottage
customers on the public sidewalk on
Corey Avenue. The outdoor area was
approved administratively in March
2008. The commission approval
process came at City Attorney
Mike Davis' suggestion after the
commission approved an outdoor
seating request for another Corey
Avenue establishment in October. The
city commission discussed additional
state approvals may be required.

Seconds on Sign
ST. PETE BEACH- An updated sign
ordinance passed on second reading
on Nov. 23. Based on the discussion
from the ordinance's first reading
on Nov. 9 there are changes on the
regulations to temporary seasonal
signage, second floor signage, and
internal sign illuminations. The
discussed changes allow for address
signs for each of a properties'
frontages such as a corner lot on
more than one road. Plus the changes
permit an additional real estate sign
for the waterfront area of waterfront
The updated sign ordinance allows
increasing the area of windows
available to be used for signage and
allows banners to be displayed in
association with approved special
events. The changes allow for broader
use of sandwich board signs and
create regulations for designer signs.

I A Series on What To Do Before You Go To The Emergency Room
Emergency Room Series 3 of 4
Mark Eichenbaum, MD. Board Cerlified in Internal and Gearitic Medicine
DECEMBER 8 Lunch: 11:30am-Seminar: Noon
Dr. ichenbaum will discuss Seizures Sltroe Convulsions fose Bleed Bums Bleeding
DrtMr res tnsul Reaction Head and Neck Injuries Closed tmunds Fractures Dislocation

Top 10 Reasons For Hand Pain
Adrian Buler. MD, Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
DECEMBER 10 Lunch 110OOam -Semninar 11-30am
Pamn affecting one or both hands can arise frm a vJdnl of causes ranging fiom accidental trauma
to nerve conditions. Or Butler wil discuss causes and treatments for hand pain.

,p Stroke Care
SBarbara Rowand, RN (ED)
) DECEMBER 21 Lunch and Seminai Noon
Ms. Row/and wil discuss Palms of Pasadena Hospital s comprehensive strke program.

Hope For Younger Patients The Birmingham Hip i
Viadimir Alexander, MD, Alexander Orthopaedic Associates
DECEMBER 13 Dinner- 4 30pm Seminar: 5.00pm
Dr Alerander will discuss The Birmigham Hip PrLoeduwe A surgical option for physical active
adults under the age of 60 suffering from hip pain.

Al seminars ill be held in the Hospital Professional Building. Boca Ciega Room, 1609 Pasadena Avenue South
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Comprehensive Plan,
from front page
City Attorney Mike Davis said there
would be opportunity for public
comment including at a pair of
upcoming meetings.
The city commission voted to follow
its attorney's advice on next steps.
The city plans to get clarification on
the judge's ruling; Davis said some
of the language was confusing and
not clear. The city plans to ask for
a rehearing. They will also ask the
judge to wait on finalizing his ruling
until a related comprehensive plan

case is decided most likely by the
end of this year or early next year.
The city had ten days following the
judge's Nov. 24 decision to take these
actions, officials said.
"(State statute) requires that a
ballot summary advise the voters
clearly what an amendment does
and the legal effect of the provision."
Judge Demers wrote. "The foregoing
standards require that an election be
invalidated if the summary does not
accurately describe the chief purpose
of the proposal or misleads voter as
to the legal effect of the proposal."
On the phone before Tuesday

night's meeting Ken Weiss who is the
attorney for the plaintiff Dr. William
Pyle said, "This is what we have said
for the last three years that the city
misled the voters."
The judge reviewed four ordinances
voters approved in 2008 to determine
if the related ballot language met
state standards. The judge found
the language did not tell voters that
approving regulations would increase
maximum allowable building heights
and shift density from residences to
beachfront tourist lodgings.
The judge's ruling reserved the
possibility that the city must
reimburse Pyle for his costs and
attorney's fees. Weiss said they were
in the process of calculating that
figure, which Weiss estimated to be
in the tens of thousands of dollars.

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St. Pete Beach Holiday Happenings

This Friday, December 3d :
Tree Lighting Ceremony in Horan Park 6:00pm-8:00pm
FREE Community Event. Activities Include: Blessing of the Tree, Mayors Tree Lighting, Santa's arrival by
boat, Bounce House, Arts Tables, "Polar Express" showing on the big screen, hot chocolate and popcorn,
photos with Santa, Chick-Fil-A selling dinner items and the cow hosting the prize wheel

Friday December 10th, 6:00pm start at Merry Pier, traveling north up Boca Ciega Bay
SSt. Pete Beach & South Pasadena

O Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
Over $5,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded in three different categories: All Boats Under 30 ft,
Power Boats Over 30 ft, and Sail Boats Over 30 ft. 1st place boats will be awarded $1,000 cash and
stays at local resorts such as the Don CeSar, Tradewinds and Sirata. 2nd place boats will be awarded
$600 cash and 3rd place winners will get $300 cash. REGISTER YOUR BOAT NOW!!!
There is no fee to enter. Call 363-9245 or download application at www.spbrec.com

Saturday, December 11th, 9:00am start at Gulf Blvd and 71st Ave, ends at Corey Ave
Holiday Land Parade

Monday, December 20th Thursday, December 23rd &
Monday, December 27th Thursday, December 30th
Holiday Kids Camp
For grades 1st-5th. 7:30am-5:30pm daily. $100/wk for SPB residents, $150/wk for non-res.
Arts & crafts, gym games, field trips and much more! 363-9245 to register your child now!

Thursday December 23 9:00am-11:00am
akfast with Santa" presented by Chick-fil-a
a 5.00 per child. Catered breakfast by Chick-fil-a served by the cow in his holiday
/ es appearance and photos with Santa, arts & crafts project, tons of fun!
Must pre-register at 363-9245. -

Want to be a lifeguard this summer? Become a Certified Lfeguard. Classes
being held December 21s-23t and 28t-30th daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Registrants must be 15 yrs or older. $125/Resident and $150/Non-Resident.
Register at the pool. Call 363-9264 for information.
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Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965
for more information on placing your ad in this special section

Worship with us Sunday
mornings at 10 am
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Metaphysical Community Church
1950 2nd Ave. No., St.Petersburg, FL. 33713
(727) 822-8628 (727) 822-3157
Sunday Service, 11:00 am
Monday, Course in Miracles 7pm
Sat 12/4 Psychic Fair- 12-4pm
Sun 12/5 KRINGLE MINGLE 12:30 pm
Christmas Pot Luck Dinner
Bookstore Open Wed-Sat 11-4 pm
Visit our Website for Events & Programs

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and School
Pastor Paul Burtzlaff
301 58th St. South
St. Petersburg, FL. 33707
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Life Changing word by:
Pastor Anita Ayers
Sunday 10:30am & 6pm Tuesday Bible Study 7pm
Thursday Prayer Meeting 6pm
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107 16th Ave. St. Pete Beach
(on Pass-A-Grille Way between 1st & 2nd Ave '

Unitarian Universalist
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5721 Central Ave.
Do you cherish your doubts? You might be
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truth and meaning.
Discussion 10:15 AM
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Join Us For
Sunday 9am Holy Eucharist
Wednesday Healing Eucharist 11am
December 12th Advent Festival ipm
Food, crafts, music,
Santa & much more!
Bring canned food items
for our food pantry
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3747 34th St. South St. Petersburg, FL 33711
(727) 867-7015

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Christmas Concert at
Pasadena Community
Pasadena Community United
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 Glow".
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.
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Sunday, December 12. 4pm
"A Christmas Celebration"
Holiday Concert in the Sanctuary.
Free will offering, reception to follow.
Tuesday. December 14. 7pm
"Blue Christmas" Worship Service
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10:30am Travelers Service
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Catholic Mass Schedule
Sunday Obligation: 4:30 pm Vigil, 8am,
9:30 & 11:30 am en Espanol
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Holy Days: 6pm Vigil, 8am,
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Angela Wolfenden, Worship Music Director
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Sunday Worship: 10:30am
Advent Vespers
Tuesday on Dec. 7th and 14th at 7:00 PM
Longest Night Service,
Tuesday, Dec. 21st at 7:00 PM
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Dec. 24th at 7:30 PM

First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport

Sunday Mornings
Sunday School 9:15a
Traditional Serv. 10:30a
Fellowship for all 11:30a
Supper Buffet 6:00p
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Pilgrim Congregational
United Church of Christ
You Are Always Welcome
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am
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9:30 am
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March Referendum Questions Discussed
The St. Pete Beach City commission decided on Nov. 30 to discuss a few possible
referendum questions at a pair of meetings in December. The referendum
questions have to be finalized by early January to appear on the March ballot.
On Dec.13 the commission will look at possible changes to city's hometown
democracy measures and initiative provisions in the charter. City Attorney
Mike Davis said as a way to get out of the revolving door of court cases the
commission could consider placing before voters a measure that would repeal
a section in the city's charter that requires voter approval of comprehensive
plan changes as well as changes in density or intensity of use and the heights
of structures.
On Dec. 14 as a part of its regular meeting the commission will consider
possible referendum questions about the reporting structure of the city clerk
and possible height changes in the Pass-A-Grille traditional hotel district.
Currently the commission hires, fires, and disciplines the clerk and the city
manager supervises the clerk. City Manager Mike Bonfield said this would be
a good time to look at any possible changes to the reporting structure with the
upcoming hiring of a new city clerk. City Clerk Terri McMaster's resignation
will be effective as of early January; she is currently using up her leave time.

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ST. PETE BEACH- The state of
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of pedestrians based on population
and the state is trying to change that
statistic, said Jennifer Bradford of the
University of South Florida during
a Nov. 23 presentation to the city
commission on crosswalk safety.
Bradford shared statistics on
crosswalk safety such as 232
fatalities occurred with pedestrians
not crossing at the intersection as
compared to 65 pedestrian fatalities
in crosswalks. In 2009 65 percent of
pedestrian fatalities in the Tampa
Bay area occurred between 6 p.m. and
midnight, Bradford said.
Bradford shared tips for pedestrian
safety. Wear bright colors or reflective
clothing at night. Always be alert,
never text or talk on phone when
crossing. Look left, right and left
again. Watch for cars in parking lots.
Bicyclists on sidewalks must yield to
pedestrians, she said.
The safety program's grant funding
includes law enforcement warnings
and ticketing of pedestrians not using
crosswalks and motorists not yielding
to pedestrians in crosswalks, Bradford

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Sunday Worship
8:00 AM & 10:00 AM

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Christmas Eve Services

Kids Wanted
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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
('lyI.-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
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.

Festival to Benefit
Autism 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


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one or several unique wreaths from
a variety of themes that handmade
by our own members. For tickets call
Bessie at 727-866-7309.

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
ranges from early Renaissance to
contemporary. Barry Stevens is the
For more information contact
Mozelle Bell at 727-522-8459.

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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
numbers." Mr. Johnson was well
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",
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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.

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ST. PETE BEACH- The city
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encouraging the city's police and
fire pension boards to lower slightly
the assumed earning rates by which
they anticipate their pension funds
will grow each year. The boards are
autonomous and do not have to follow
the commission's suggestion to lower
the assumed earning rate from 8.5
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Passport to Gulfport:
A Progressive Party
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
be the theme of this year's event,
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.
asap services.org.
ASAP is Pinellas County's largest
provider of services and support to
children, families and individuals
infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Counseling and case management
services, family and children's
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.

Jewish Book Club
The next scheduled meeting will be
on Monday, December 6 at 9 a.m. at
Beth Sholom, 1844 54 Street S. in St.
Petersburg. Dr. Paul Cohen will lead
a discussion on My Father's Paradise

by Ariel Sabar; the story of a son's
search for his Jewish past in Kurdish
Iraq. Members are non-members
are invited. Call the synagogue at
321-3380 for more information.

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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It will be held at Pasadena Steak
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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
This is also the time to remember
residents at the Boca Ciega Center.
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Tim Vieria, Gulfport: "I think the
government is annoyed about the
leaks because it will show the dirty
deals they've been doing. I don't trust
politicians on either side of the aisle. It
may be a breach of National Security,
but I like sunshine on my operations.
As to troop movement information,
it's probably already happened so it
won't matter. Everyone's been spying
on everyone else forever anyway.

Susie Hammond, So. Pasadena: "I
think that it does threaten National
Security. Two of my best friends are
Marine Corps veterans and that
really makes me upset to think that
some guy could put them or any
troops in harm's way, especially the
information about troop movement
and strategies. I think prosecution of
the owner of Wikileaks is appropriate.
I don't think I would want to read the
documents, but some I'm sure will
want to just for the thrill of reading
something secret."

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Jason Ferris, Gulfport: "Iwould say
it probably is a threat to our National
Security but I also think that the
secret documents should have been
open to every American citizen so
we can see what our government is
doing. I'm sure there was some stuff
in there that was detrimental, but
we really need an open government.
I think there is a place for classified
information, but at the same time,
if we are not permitted to see the
documents, then arrange for some
sort of oversight committee that will
see them and determine if they can be
viewed by the public. This will ensure
that at least someone is keeping
account of what the government
is doing. But then of course, that
committee could also be corrupted,
especially if they are politicians.
The fact that an American soldier
stole the information and gave it to
that guy from Wikileaks almost had
me thinking that maybe it was done
to take emphasis off of the current
North/South Korean situation. But
why is the government so outraged?
Is it an attempt to cover up some
things or to fleece the American
people? I don't know, but there is
some security risk involved; I'm just
not sure how much is hype and how
much is true."

Hilda Russell, St. Pete: "I think it's
very bad and an absolute threat to
National Security. That information
could put troops in harm's way. It's
really terrible that an American
serviceman in the Armed Forces
would be the one to leak those
classified documents; that's just
not what being an American is all
about. Can you imagine? It would
be like standing up against your
country and fellow soldiers. Giving
that information to someone who
publishes it for the world to see, that's
just wrong. I don't have any desire to
read any of it; I wouldn't understand
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Dear Editor: I would like to
respond to the letter that appeared
in last week's Gabber regarding the
sale of imported garlic at Kilpatrick's
Produce stand at Gulfport's Tuesday
Fresh Market. The writer is correct in
encouraging shoppers not to assume
all produce is local, and to check
labels or ask. By all means, anyone
who intends to buy only local produce
should check on its origins.
However, garlic, among other crops,
is not ordinarily grown commercially
in Florida and is not currently in
season here. Other items not grown
locally are also made available by the
Kilpatrick family at the Market as a
convenience to shoppers who would
like to have them on hand, including
apples, asparagus, pineapples
and bananas. Many shoppers still
appreciate cooking with garlic this
time of year, even if it does not
originate in Florida.
Luckily, we are now heading
into Florida's most prosperous
agricultural season. Avocados,
citrus fruits, peppers, squash, green
beans, egg plants, radishes, herbs,

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cucumbers, beets, romaine and leaf
lettuce and more are available at
the Kilpatrick's stand at the Market,
and have come from local or Florida
growers, many from neighboring
Hillsborough County.
Every week, the Fresh Market
also features an alternative produce
vendor, Parke Family Hydrofarms.
Gary Parke and his family grow their
own organic, hydroponic produce in
nearby Dover, Florida. Every item
from the Parke Family is grown
locally on their own farm. As most
"locavores" know, what is grown
locally is mostly limited to what is in
season where we live. These choices
will also multiply as the growing
season becomes more favorable here.
The best way to ensure that your food
is locally grown is to grow your own!
Organic herb, fruit and vegetable
plants and seeds, as well as organic
soil amendments are available from
Market vendors every week. And
Gulfport now has a community
garden with plots available to the
public for a nominal fee.
We are proud to always have locally
grown choices available to those who
support our Gulfport Fresh Market.
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Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market




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Excerpts heard at the November 23, 2010

St. Pete Beach

City Commission Meeting

Public Comment

& Council Quotes

"It is not about drug rehab, it is about being afraid to walk in your
own neighborhood, it is about crimes witnessed next door or down the
street...nobody should be afraid to walk in their neighborhood, not in
St. Pete Beach." -Residents on proposing a nuisance abatement board after
witnessing activity such as drug deals that concerned them in the West Corey
Avenue area.
"I would be glad to, if you like to get the chief.. .we just donit have
arrests and convictions tied to specific property that would fall under
that specific state statute." -City Manager Mike Bonfield to the commission
on having the police department provide crime statistics and information on
nuisance abatement boards at a January city commission meet. The commission
decided to continue the discussion with input from the police department at an
upcoming meeting.
"So over $50 bucks for every man, woman and child in St. Pete Beach,"
-Vice Mayor Jim Parent on the per person breakdown of tax costs of city legal
fees. The city commission approved an additional $235,000 for legal expenses
from reserves out of a total of $549,000 for the last fiscal year.
"You can blame it on Larry, Moe and Curly but unless you start looking
at the group ... Guys you're getting fleeced. This city is getting fleeced,
and it is not just that we are getting fleeced by the people that are upset
with some of our rules, but by the attorneys that we hired." -A resident
asking the commission about if they go to any of the depositions and other
legal procedures. The commissioners said that they have attended depositions
and trials.
"I want to talk about canceling the second meeting in December."
-City Manager Bonfield on just having one city commission meeting in
December. The commission agreed to meet on Dec. 14 and cancel the Dec. 28
"Terri, I want to wish you well." Commissioner Bev Garnett to City Clerk
Terri McMaster who resigned as clerk effective early January 2011.

By Luba Robinson
Happy Holidays
The show at the Treasure Island
Community Center featuring the
works of five Art Guild members
continues through December 28.
This week we present artists Jerry
Palmer and Jeanne Sarkis.
Jerry Palmer's passion for painting
brought her to classes at the
Manatee Art Center in Bradenton.
She prefers pastels as her medium.
He delight in painting character
studies is reflected in "Spunky
Young Navajo" and "Good Mornin' "
Strong contrasts in color and shape
give us a taste of "French Market".
"Retrievin' shows soft water
reflections with subtle gradations of
tone and a pet in hopes for another
Theproficiencyofoilpainter Jeanne
Sarkis is evident in "Feathers and
Pride" where dramatic use of values
and color captures the spirit of this
portrait. Skillful composition in
"Coast of Maine" and the weathered
beachhouse in "Waiting on Plum
Island" scripts the beauty and
character of our country's northeast
shore. Sense the drama in "Waiting
Game" as the tiger stalks its prey.
Our Community Center is located
on 106th Avenue just east of Gulf
Blvd. Call 547-4575, ext. 238 for
hours of operation.

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Gulfport Police Department. No one
on that list will be allowed into the
shelter. The shelter will only open
if temperatures reach 40 degrees or
Assistant Shelter Coordinator and
volunteer Judy Ryan, who has been
with the church for nineteen years,
said that although the church is
small, they wanted to do something
to help their community.
"We only have about 25-30 members;
we're very small and don't have a
lot of money. But we've opened up
our Fellowship Hall room for those
in need on a cold night," she said.
"Some of our snowbirds and elderly
come down for the winter and a lot
of their homes don't have heat, only
air conditioning. We welcome them
as well."
Using money from donations
and fundraisers, the church and
its volunteers bought blankets at
Walmart to go with the 3ft X 7ft
green sleep mats they received from

the Coalition. Each guest must
supply their own pillow, if they want
one. They were also able to purchase
MREs; meals ready to eat, so that
each guest can leave with some food
in their hands the next morning.

"We will have a warm dinner for
them and snacks after dinner. We
will also serve them breakfast; we
do have a kitchen, microwave and
roasting pans so we can reheat food
if we need to," said church volunteer
Janet Shepherd who shares the title
of Assistant Shelter Coordinator with
Ryan. Both she and Ryan will be part
of a three-person team who will stay
at the shelter when guests arrive
for the night. The shelter manager
is the church pastor, Pastor Danny
Belus, who will also volunteer when
"We have several volunteers who will
also be taking different night shifts,
but we will always have at least
one man as part of our team," Ryan
explained. "The men and women will
also be separated on opposite sides
of the room. We find it's just easier,
more private and safer that way as

well. We also want to make them as
comfortable as we can. We have a
donated TV that has a VCR for people
to watch movies and I'm sure some
will bring cards to pass the time."
Because of its very limited size, the
church cannot accept families, only
men and women.
"If a family arrives here, we will
call the Coalition and they will help
that family find a hotel room for the
night," said Ryan.
The church will only open the
shelter from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
and they have an "open door policy",
which means that any police, fire
or city officers are allowed on the
premise at any time. The Pinellas
County Coalition for the Homeless is
slightly different; those officers must
be invited.
Trinity Church of the Nazarene is
accepting donations of single-serving
food and snacks, canned soups,
puddings, jellos, cereal bars, crackers
and individual fruit juices as well as
peanut butter, jellies, ground coffee
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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.

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Decorations Contest
Gulfport residents, are you ready to
get in the holiday spirit andbrighten 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.
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winner of each theme category and
plaques will be presented to them
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(televised) Tuesday, December 21
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Candyland was three-year-old Molly Mancuso's (left) favorite game while eight-year-old
Stella Robinson (right) liked four-square the best at last Tuesday's game night.
ST. PETE BEACH- A pizza dinner, Wii on a giant inflatable screen, hoop
contests, Pickle ball, and board games were part of the first ever family game
night on Tuesday, Nov. 23. The city's recreation department hosted the event
at the community center.

ItStoroscoDe Guide

By Holiday Mathis
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
There's conflict in your world, and
you'll rise above it. Breathe through
the tension. Then put some distance
between you and the problem. This
will allow you to look at the situation
from another angle. The shift in
perspective helps you see how you
might come together on a higher level
as friends.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You
have huge passion at your disposal,
but you're very cool about how you
show it. You realize that if you arrive
on the scene with the intensity of a
thunderbolt, you'll scare everyone.
Instead, you let the energy build up
inside you. You'll release it at just
the moment that it will do the most
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A
certain belief is dominating your
existence this week. The events that
unfold, the environments you visit
and inhabit, and the people you
interact with all seem to be in cahoots
in regards to this dominant belief.
Whether or not the belief happens to
be true is irrelevant. Everything will
match up in support of it.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It will
be liberating to give up any residual
opinions you might harbor that really
don't belong in your contemporary
world. Maybe it's something you
picked up from your parents or
from society in times gone by. You'll
recognize that the idea no longer
applies, and you'll gladly give it up.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The
best relationships are balanced.
Although it would be tacky for you
to tally up the friendship points to
see who is ahead, keeping track in
some private way might be a good
idea this week. In a true friendship,
you both have something to gain
from the connection. It's a win-win

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You
have creative energy welling up in
you and at first will not know how to
best direct it. Also, it feels like you
don't have time to waste in making
things that are not useful or practical.
However, the truth is that the world
needs your creativity and you are a
better person for having expressed
your gifts.
GEMINI (ill.,y 21-June 21). You
expect yourself to be disciplined and
self-motivated. If you falter, it might
help you to know that the top players
in any game require teammates.
Even the very best athletes in the
world hire coaches to keep them on
track. Success is never really a solo
effort. Everyone needs someone.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Take
note of your issue with another
person, and see whether you can
figure out why you feel the way
you do. Usually, the thing that
bothers you about someone else will
be a tendency that's in you, too.
Otherwise, why would you find it so
irritating? Ask yourself what you are
so afraid of. The answer frees you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Those who
work half as hard as you still seem to
get by. It may seem to you that they
are getting away with something, but
they are not. They are simply doing
what's expected of them. You expect
more of yourself and do more. The
rewards for this are immense and
yet not always so obvious.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Human
nature dictates that in order to avoid
pain you'll remember the cause of
it and steer clear of that source. So
it may not be easy for you to forget
the stinging past, but try anyway.
You'll be so much happier when you
regularly remember the parts of your
life that made you feel joyful.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Look
at the work people do, and let that
speak louder than their opinions and

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posturing. Just because a person has
a serious demeanor doesn't mean
they are doing the smart or sensible
thing. A person can be brilliant with a
smile on his face and can accomplish
hugely important tasks laughing all
the way.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).
You can't make a full-out business
plan for your personal life because
there are too many variables and
unknowns and because most of the
results you want are intangible
and therefore not easily quantified.
However, it is good to have some
kind of desire, direction and goal for
how you want to love and be loved.
This Week's Birthdays: You have
a knack for landing in fortuitous
situations and will do so often this
year. When you bestow your trust
in someone, you'll be in good hands.
And there will be excellent advisers
around you for matters of finance and
love, as well. This month brings a
small miracle. Next month your work
will provide creative satisfaction and
the means to make an investment.
You'll see a return in June. You'll
make a trade off in January that
will be good for your health and your
personal life.

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Enter the "Best of
Lights Contest"
The City of South Pasadena's
CommissionerofPublicWorks, 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
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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

Society to Meet
The next meeting of the
Massacushetts Society is Wednesday,
December 8 at the Lion's Club on
Tifton Dr. in Gulfport. This month
is their Yankee Swap. Bring a $5
wrapped gift with no tags. Come and
enjoy a good time and refreshments.

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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

West VA Society
to Meet
The West Virginia State Society will
open its Christmas season with their
December meetingMonday, December
6 at the Piccadilly cafeteria, 1700
34 Street N. in St. Petersburg. The
"Dutch Treat" luncheon begins about
11:15 a.m. with the program about
noon. Captain Timothy Gilliam,
Commander of the St. Petersburg
Salvation Army, will offer a special
Christmas program with stories,

carols, gifts and warm cheer. To
quickly get in the Christmas spirit,
put on something red and gather
with other West Virginians for a good
afternoon. For information, call John
Cronin, 727-541-4201.

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
plannedby the hospitality committee.
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
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com or Jane Lee at WLee315795@
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mygulfport.us and follow the links: City
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., 10a.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-
nual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
GRAM Ongoing registration contin-
ues for the 2010-2011 School Year Child
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-
ly options are available. Call 893-1068
for more information.

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

CLASSES Call instructor for
more information
* Belly Dance Tues., 7:30 p.m. Call
Daniela at 561-302-6174.
* Body Sculpt/Cardio Kickboxing Re-
turns Jan. 4th. Call Billie at 239-313-
* 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-
termediate-Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call Patsi
at 501-3559.
* Yoga in the A. M. Call Valerie at
* Yoga Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Tamara at 512-2763.

The City of Gulfport will now allow
bicycles on the Tomlinson Lake Skate
Park on SUNDAYS only for a trial pe-
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
stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for
non-residents. Also, all -l.Il.-i--1.i.,i
clists 17 years of age or younger MUST
have a signed parental consent form
filed at the Gulfport Recreation Center.
Availability to register: Monday Fri-
day, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

* Gulfport Library

5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074

or fax 893-1072


Gulfport Creative Short Story
Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
One-on-One Computer Instruc-
tion: By appointment only--contact
Alex Hooks at the Reference Desk, or
call 893-1073.
Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve
Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45
pm. FMI: Call 727-323-7660.

Scrapbookers Club for Teens &
Adults: Saturday, December 11, 1:00
pm. Make beautiful pages of memo-
Coffee/Talk Book Discussion:
Thursday, December 16, 10:00 am.
Discussion of The Forgotten Garden,
by Kate Morton. Copies of the book
and discussion guide are available at
the Reference Help Desk.
Genealogy Discussion Group: Sat-
urday, December 18, 1:00 pm.
Short Stories Study Group: Mon-
day, December 27, 1:00 pm. Presented
by local chapter, Brandeis University
Women, and open to the general pub-


Open Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm
& Saturday: 10 am-4 pm

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

Holiday Luminaries: One last
chance to purchase luminaries
that will be displayed at the
City's Tree Lighting Ceremony on
Mon. Dec. 6 at 7pm. The battery
operated luminaries are $2. You
can designate it to honor someone,
in memory of someone or a Holiday
Greeting to a loved one, friend or
Thank You. Volunteers:
Special thanks to our Foundation
Board of Directors and Senior
Center volunteers (27 in all) who
volunteered at our Thanksgiving
Dinner Party on Tues. Nov. 23rd.
They did everything from making
gift baskets, setting tables,
serving food and providing clean
up. Thanks, also to City employee
Gail Biron for sharing her singing
talent. You were all awesome!
"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/door
prizes following the performance.
Patio Sale-Fri.. Dec. 3. 9am-
noon: Patio Specials: $7.00
Beautiful Centennial 5K Walk
T-Shirts, S, L, & XL. (includes $2
McDonald's Smoothie Coupon);
Souvenir Gifts; new and gently
used items, jewelry, stationary,
and lots of items all suitable for
gift giving, etc. Theater lobby, if
cold or raining.
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

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:
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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 Jan. 4 & 11 or Feb.
1 & 8. Must attend two consecutive

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
Movie, Dec. 20 at 12:45pm
Art Workshop, 1pm
Duplicate Bridge, 6:30pm
Tai Chi (Rec Center, 9am)
Quilting 10am
Stretching, 11:15am
Contract Bridge, 2pm
Harmonica Practice, 9am
Investment Discussion, 10:30am
Yoga (Scout Hall), 10:30am
Canasta/Pinochle, 6:30pm
Line Dance (Scout Hall), 9:30am
Tai Chi (Rec Center, 9am)
Wii Bowling, 1pm
Contract Bridge, 2pm
Italian Classes, 6pm
Writers, 10am
Bingo, 1pm
Chat Room, 2pm

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e-mail address at cdean@mygulfport.
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Local Obituaries

84, of St. Pete Beach, passed away
Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010. She was a
member of the American Legion Post
#125, and enjoyed bowling. Marjorie
is survived by sons Jack Anderson Jr.
of Houston, TX, Michael Anderson of
Kansas City, MO; daughters Patricia
Fox of St. Pete Beach and Kathleen
Anderson of Kansas City, MO; eight
grandchildren and eight great-
grandchildren. She was preceded
by her husband Jack Anderson in
2008. Beach Memorial Chapel, 727-

FINIGAN, SR., RANDY, 52, died
Mon., Nov. 22, 2010. He came here in
1988 from Franklin, NJ. Survived by
life companion, Deborah Ferguson,
two sisters, Sandra Ward of Pinellas
Park and Jackie Ford of Piketon, OH;
and brother Rickie, St. Pete, and two
sons, Randy, Jr. and Michael. Also
a loving extended family of an aunt/
uncle, numerous nieces, nephews,
cousins from FL to NJ and many
friends including Rose and Frank
Coffee. ALife Tribute-St. Pete/
Gulfport Chapel. In lieu of flowers,
donations to American Cancer
Society or SPCA.

Gulfport, died Friday, Nov. 19,
2010, at Bayfront Medical Center.
He is survived by his daughter
Susan Rubright and a loving family.

In Memoriam
4-14-23 12-8-90
Dad, it's 20 long years you have
been gone. Naturally, that does not
mean you are not missed or thought
of any less. So often we miss your
knowledge and wisdom and sense of
humor that is very much needed. I,
naturally, will be eternally grateful
for your special act of kindness and
consideration.I love you.

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GULFPORT- The Gulfport
Merchants Association presents the
second 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.
During the Holiday Hoopla event
donations will be collected for
Operation Santa (new toys/gift cards,
etc.), The Gulfport Senior Center
Foundation (non-perishable food and
toiletries) and Get Rescued (pet food
and cat litter). If you are able, please
help these organizations in need.
Collection boxes will be located at the
Casino Stage at the intersection of
Beach and Shore Boulevards during
the event.
With over a half mile of shopping,
food, fun, and holiday splendor this
festive event will soon become a
Tampa Bay holiday tradition!

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.

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-

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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. Due
to great interest and support from
the Pasadena Yacht and Country
Club, the boat parade route will be
modified to add their community.
This will extend the length of the
parade and effect the finish time.
The final leg is to motor back east
and enter the canal leading to the
Broadwater community. For those
non-members who do not wish to
complete this leg, please feel free
to use the club's T-Docks so you can
easily join us for the post celebration
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
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.

Newton Avenue
Holiday Stroll
Visit the 5600 Block of Newton Ave.
S. in Gulfport to share the spirit of the
season. Enjoy 11 decorated homes,
elves and carolers nightly. Visits
from Santa and Mrs. Claus will be
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 23. They
are collecting canned goods and new
and gently used toys for Metropolitan
Ministries and Christmas Toy Shop
of St. Pete nightly from 6:30-9:30
p.m. from December 3 to January 1.
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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

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Smell hot apple cider and sugar cookies in the breeze that
will lure you to our summer kitchen for samples.
Step back in time to see a Victorian Christmas and win a
decorated Christmas tree for your home.
Travel on a hayride with Santa and play old time
games like horeseshoes, sack races, and bean bag toss.
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at Woman's Club
The GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club at 40 Snell Isle Boulevard N.E.
will be holding the Annual Holiday
Luncheon and entertainment
special on Friday, December 10 at
11: 30 (social); luncheon at 12 noon;
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
December 7. Guests are welcome.

NARFE 1140 to Meet
All Federal retirees and active
Federal employees are encouraged
to attend an upcoming meeting of
NARFE Chapter 1140 that includes
the Gulf Beaches and Southern
Pinellas County. Join them for their
holiday luncheon on Wednesday,
December 15 at 11:30 a.m. at the
Fountains of Boca Ciega Bay, 1255
S. Pasadena Avenue in South
Pasadena in the Key West Dining
Room. They will be installing new
officers for 2011, and conducting a
special drawing that allows the lucky
winner to choose either $500 cash or
a free "Cruise for Two". The cost for
lunch is $10. Spouses and guests are
welcome. Bring an unwrapped gift
for the 2010 US Marines sponsored
"Toys for Tots Program". US Marines
will attend the luncheon to collect
the Toys for Tots. There will be a
short discussion of up-to-date issues
particularly relevant for active
and retired Federal employees.
Reservations need to be made in
advance by calling 727-446-1619 or

St. Pete Beach
Holiday Parade
ST. PETE BEACH- The St. Pete
Beach Holiday Land Parade tradition
continues with this year's parade
scheduled for Saturday, December
11 beginning at 9 a.m. The parade
will feature festive floats, decorated
city vehicles, marching musical
acts, local organizations and talent,
City officials and much more. Santa
himself will be riding through the
parade atop a bright red fire truck.
Parade watchers are encouraged to
view the parade on Gulf Boulevard
north of 71st Avenue or on Corey
Avenue and all are invited to enjoy
post-parade refreshments from
McDonald's served on Corey Avenue
across from the post office. Call
the Recreation Division for more
information at 727-363-9245.

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Christmas Play
at First Unity
First Unity of St. Petersburg is
showcasing a two-night spectacular
play called "BETHLEHEM...the
beginning" this holiday season.
Written by Alan Armstrong and his
mother, Margo Armstrong, it is a
refreshingly original version of the
birth of the baby Jesus seen through
the loving eyes of the shepherd boy
and his flock, an amusing assortment
of stable characters and three wacky
Persian camels.
With cleverly written original music
and many of your favorite Christmas
carols woven into the dialogue, you
will be transported to a magical,
mystical event-filled Bethlehem
stable where you get to meet
Mr. Mouse, a sarcastic, opportunistic
and somewhat devious stable
manager who attempts to exploit this
unusual event. That is, until he comes
face to face with the unconditional
love of the new-born baby Jesus and
in a transformational moment, is
never the same.
This funny musical production will
be performed at the First Unity of
St. Petersburg, 460 46 Avenue N. in
St. Petersburg on December 17 and
18 at 7 p.m. Donations accepted,
everyone welcomed! Learn more at

Year End Jazz Concerts
The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society
will hold a dinner dance on Thursday,
December 9 at Banquet Masters,
8100 Park Boulevard in Pinellas Park
from 6-9:30 p.m. Cocktail hour begins
at 5:30. Cost is $35 for members, $40
for guests. Reservations are required.
Call 727-397-1875.
On Thursday, December 16 Bobby
Tess and the Dixie (l'i.i. will
entertain at The Bilmar Beach Resort
in Treasure Island from 6:30-9 p.m.
Admission is $7 and includes valet
parking. Food and drinks available.
Call 727-397-1875 or 727-343-8028.

Gift Wrapping to
Benefit Strays
SOS (Save Our Strays) has teamed
up with Borders Books at the
Tyrone Mall for the fifth year. As a
community service, the store offers a
selection of holiday wrapping paper.
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Their dedicated volunteers supply
the wrapping talent. Contributions
directly benefit their felines. This is
a great fundraiser for SOS. Tell your
neighbors and friends to come by for
beautiful gift wrapping.
They will be at the Tyrone
St. Petersburg store for eight days
before Christmas: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.,
Friday, Decenber 17 through Friday,
December 24. Volunteers are needed.
Sign up to wrap by contacting Donna
at 727-545-1116 or 871-0888.

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, at 6:30 p.m. Call the church office
for further details 727-327-3353.

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Keeping Us Safe
Let's stop community and terror
crimes in their tracks. Let's
protect ourselves from the
possibility of drive-by shootings, car
bombs, sales ofillegal drugs, transfers
of stolen goods, or possession of illegal
weapons, or drunken driving.
After all, we are killing more people
in our drug saturated big cities
than are being killed in the two war
theatres of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Drunken driving takes an estimated
10,000 lives a year (25 per cent of
40,000). And, of course, we have
to stop the possibility of terrorist
We need to pat down people as they
walk our public streets and search
cars and trucks as they cruise our
public streets. Certainly we need to
do the same in every public venue:
malls, sports stadiums of all sizes
and types, theatres, museums,
night clubs, restaurants, street
Those are places where terrorist
attacks have taken place in other
parts of the world, but have largely
been thwarted in this country. It's
not likely that we'll be protected
That's why, when possible, the
"Big Search" needs to hit everyone -

men, women, children, white, black,
in between, old, young. It might
be helpful if we initiated random,
unannounced house searches to find
illegal weapons, stolen goods, illegal
substances, even stolen children or
abused spouses, or violations of any
number of ordinances, laws and
I'm quite certain that there is public
support for this. After all, we want
to be 100 per cent safe, don't we?
What's a little inconvenience? Over
the years I talked to a few people who
grew up in the National Socialist
Party regime in Germany and some
remarked how free the streets were
from crime during that time.
Indeed, I traveled in the Soviet
Union and its satellites in the 1960s
and later in the 1980s and early
1990s. All suitcases were thoroughly
searched before being delivered to
your hotel rooms. All visitors were
carefully vetted and recorded and
kept track of.
In Russia, when visiting another
city, citizens had to report to the
local police station and surrender
passports or identification papers.
Tourist or visitors' hotel rooms
were often bugged and operatives
followed them at bars or observed
them in restaurants. Even the local

prostitutes sometimes operatives
themselves- assisted. Similarly,
though not quite as extensively, those
procedures are followed in Cuba
At check points at the Berlin Wall
that separated the communist east
and capitalist west sections, cars
were practically dismantled. If you
were in a bus, East German soldiers
boarded and checked all papers and
people carefully. One also had to
account for money spent. Traveling
from Czechoslovakia to East Berlin
in 1968 our train was held up for 45
minutes because the total number
of marks recorded at the start of
the journey did not match the total
number at the end. Also, at the wall,
they shot people who tried to cross
from the East to the West.
This all made for safe streets and
safe countries. They would make for
safer streets and communities now.
We have a good start. Homeland
Security is really cracking down at
airports. The Candid Camera nude
scanners are effective. The pat downs
now include hand feeling everywhere,
particularly the crotch.
While it's sometimes embarrassing
for people who need certain
protections and padding there, it
makes us all safe. A majority of the
people, according to polls and random
television and newspaper sampling,
don't object.
I've read that these searches might
be duplicated for travelers on buses
and trains. Of course, the searches
include everyone. That eliminates
the invasive and unfair "profiling"
that might create political turmoil.
In the meanwhile, communities are
weighing in with traffic light cameras,
surveillance cameras on the public
streets, and even cameras in the public
parks. The latter two are monitored by
police or can be monitored selectively
as needed. Random car stops, though
not full searches, already take place.
Google's filming of neighborhoods and
streets, and the occasional pirating of
wireless signals eventually could help
law enforcement, also.
So, we're not far from being
completely safe, but I'm not certain
we decided from what or whom.

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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,
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Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 11/19
Narcotics/Drugs- 5500 BIk 29th Ave.
Theft- 4900 BIk 29th Ave. S.
Fight in Progress- 4900 BIk 11th Ave.
Soliciting- 1000 BIk 54th St. S.
Theft- 5000 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Burglary- 5000 BIk 29th Ave. S.
Lost or Stolen Tag- 5000 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Prowler- 1800 BIk 53rd St. S.
Saturday 11/20
Fight in Progress- 5400 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Drunk Person- 2800 BIk 48th St. S.
Worthless Document/Check- 5100
BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Theft- 5000 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Noise Complaint- 5000 BIk Newton
Ave. S.
Theft- 5200 BIk 29th Ave. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 4500
BIk 29th Ave. S.

Call for Officer- 5100 BIk 17th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 6200 BIk 11th Ave.
Noise Complaint- 3100 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Sunday 11/21
Noise Complaint- 2500 BIk 56th St.
Noise Complaint- 5200 BIk 20th Ave.
Violation of Court Order- 2200 BIk
51st St. S.
Animal Complaint- 800 BIk 61st St.
Road Hazard- 5800 BIk Tangerine
Ave. S.
Theft- 5200 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2800 BIk
Beach Blvd. S.
Traffic Stop Failed to Stop- 2100 BIk
59th St. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 4900 BIk 31st
Ave. S.
Theft- 1400 BIk 61st St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5100 BIk 15th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5600 BIk
26th Ave. S.
Monday 11/22
Domestic Battery- 2400 BIk 49th St.
Trouble with Individual- 2700 BIk
54th St. S.
Accident without Injuries- 5700 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
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Suspicious Circumstances- 5400
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Noise Complaint- 5400 BIk 21st
Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5700 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 5400 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 5100 BIk 12th
Ave. S.
Tuesday 11/23
Domestic Verbal- 700 BIk 58th St.
Animal Complaint- 1100 BIk Gray
St. S.
Suspicious Person- 5700 BIk 18th
Ave. S.
Theft- 5600 BIk 17th Ave. S.
Theft- 2300 BIk 53rd St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5600 BIk 20th
Ave. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 5400 BIk 8th Ave.
Suspicious Circumstances- 5800
BIk 15th Ave. S.
Wednesday 11/24
Animal Complaint- 1400 BIk York
St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 700 BIk 58th St.
Noise Complaint- 6000 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Call for Officer- 4900 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Theft- 2000 BIk 49th St. S.
Burglary- 5200 BIk Jersey Ave. S.
Prowler- 2500 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Stolen Vehicle (Attempted)- 2600
BIk 47th St. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 3200 BIk 58th St.
Trouble with Individual- 2500 BIk
Ohio Ct. S.
Thursday 11/25
Battery- 2400 BIk 49th St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 4900 BIk 11th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Burglary- 5100 BIk 16th Ave. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 2400 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Burglary- 2500 BIk 50th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 700 BIk 58th St.
Call for Officer- 4900 BIk 14th Ave.
Domestic Verbal- 5900 BIk Tanger-
ine Ave. S.
Drunk Person- 6000 BIk Shore Blvd.

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Holiday Shopping
Safety Tips
As the holiday season has kicked
into high gear, it is important to
be mindful of safety and security.
Gulfport Crime Awareness would
like to provide a few reminders:
* Do not leave packages in clear view
in your vehicle.
SMake sure you lock your car
*When using your debit card to pay
for your purchases, stand in front
of the machine to block others from
seeing your pin number. Remember
to take your receipt with you.
* Have your keys and cell phone out
and ready to use before you walk out
of the store.
* When returning to your vehicle with
your purchases utilize a shopping
cart instead of walking out alone and
loaded down with packages; which
makes you vulnerable.
*Be wary of persons offering to
assist you to load your purchases in
your vehicle. If you need assistance,
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of Law: Wills
In the every day practice of law
at Akerson Law Offices, common
questions of law are asked by
clients of the firm. A few of the most
common questions which lawyers in
our firm respond to concerning wills
and probate are as follows:
Whoever makes a will in the State
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order to be effective, a will must be
acceptable to the Probate Court.
It is not a good idea to cross out
words or add words to a will after the
will has been signed and executed. If
you write on the will after you have
signed and executed it, you run a
serious risk that some or all of the
will may be determined by a Probate
Court Judge to be invalid.
Everyone needs to have a will.
People with minor children needwills
so that they can name a guardian for
their minor children in the event of
death. A will enables you to decide
who gets your property. Without a
will, the laws of the State of Florida
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personal property. A will also allows
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requirements concerning capacity,
fraud, undue influence, duress and
meet the formal requirements for a
will in the State of Florida.
Both monetary and personal
changes in your life may require a
change in your will. For example,
divorce, marriage, birth of children,
and deaths of relatives may be a
reminder to review the adequacy of
your current will. In addition, tax law
changes and a change in the amount
or makeup of your estate may make
it advisable to change your will to
better serve your legal heirs.
Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson
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Petite Little Theatre
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St. Petersburg Petite Little Theatre
presents "Tales of Beauty and the
Beast" based on the book by Vera
Morris with music and Lyrics by Bill
Francoeur on Saturday, December
18 at 10 a.m. at the St. Petersburg
Little Theatre, 4025 31 Street S. in
St. Petersburg. Tickets are $5 at the

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 hours 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
$10 at the door.

An Afternoon at
the North Pole
Spend an afternoon at the North
Pole on Saturday, December 18 from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Treasure
Island Community Center, 106th
Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. The
event will include a visit from Santa
Claus from 11:30-12:30 with live
holiday shows at 11:30, 12 noon and
12:30. Food, cookie decorating and

interactive entertainers will also be
available. The event is free to the
public. For additional information
please contact the Treasure Island
Recreation Department at 727-
547-4575, ext 237.

Pinellas Youth
Symphony in Concert
Student musicians from Pinellas
county will herald in the Pinellas
Youth Symphony's 53rd Anniversary
Holiday Season with two concerts.
The Holiday Chamber Ensembles
Concert will be held on Saturday,

December 11 at 8 p.m. at Ruth
Eckerd Hall (1111 McMullen Booth
Road, Clearwater). Admission is $10
for adults and $5 for children and
students. Tickets are available at
REH box office, online and by phone.
The Holiday Orchestra Concert will
be held on Sunday, December 12 at
3 p.m. at the Palladium Theater (253
Fifth Avenue N., St. Petersburg).
Admission is $8 for adults and $2
for children and students. Tickets
are available at the Palladium box
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Get Your Pet Photos
with Santa
Bring your pets to PetSmart for
a photo with Santa. Pet owners
can purchase a colored 4 x 6 inch
framed print for only $9.95 with
their PetPerks card. For every photo
purchase, $5 will be donated to Save
Our Strays. Volunteers will be at
the following PetSmart stores from
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and
Sunday, December 4 and 5 at Largo
Mall and on December 18 and 19 at
Tyrone Mall.

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.
After each following set, we want you
to tell us about your own memorable

Christmas events, so come prepared.
It will be fun.
We at the Gulfport Lions Club want
you to know about our services to
help the visually impaired before this
need presents itself so that if and
when it does, you know that our help
is available to you.
We look forward to you joining us
for our Carols by Candlelight. Call
me with any questions at 866-0316.
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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 Casino,
the Gulfport Recreation Center at
5730 Shore Blvd. S. and the Gulfport
Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S.

and Small Adventures Book Store,
3107 Beach Blvd. S.

CTK Needs Clothes for
Clothes To Kids (CTK) has an
immediate need for new or gently
used boy's pants/jeans in sizes 6-16
and young men's jeans sizes 18-36.
Young boys' shoes sizes 12 to 6 and
men's sizes 6-12 are desperately
needed. Their supply is critically low!
If you are involved in an organization
that works with school-age boys,
consider doing a clothing drive
focused on pants and shoes. 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 the CTK location nearest
you. Help CTK ensure that every
child leaves with a complete week's
worth of school clothing.
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.
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Town Shores
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.

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-

This Holiday Give
the Gift of Giving
Gulf Coast Community Care needs
volunteers age 30 and older for its
mentoring program. Many of the
children are in foster care or live
with a single parent who is going to
school or working.
Volunteers give the gift of time to
one child and are provided social
activities and receive support by
agency staff.
No experience is necessary. There
are no costs. Volunteers spend a few
hours a month in simple activities
such as reading, fishing, baking,
teaching a craft or visiting a park
with a child.
To learn how you can make a lasting
difference in the life of a child, call
Beverly at 727-479-1841 or Fanya
at 727-479-1831 or visit www.gcjfs.

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Featuring the Wines of Zonin Estates

This week I feature the wines from the Zonin estates in Italy. With its close
ties to the land for the past seven generations, the Zonin family heads the
largest private vine growing and winemaking company in Italy (and one of the
most important in Europe as well).
These highly rated wines (90 points and above) will be available for tasting
this Friday, from 6-8pm at Pic Pac Wines, 6609 Central Avenue.
This tasting is a benefit for the Abilities Foundation and will feature Zonin
Estates Wines including; Amarone, Ripasso, Chianti and Pinot Gris. Hors-de-
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Thanksgiving: That's
Not How We Do
Things Down Here
Sam supposed to be putting a
turkey in the oven, and I will,
in a minute. It's the day before
Thanksgiving, but my family rarely
eats turkey on Thanksgiving. Which
is fine, because I don't like turkey. I
like the leftovers, in the middle of the
night, with a cold glass of milk and
the refrigerator door leaking yellow
light into the kitchen. That's when it's
good; that's my real Thanksgiving.
One year, during that brief period
where I made turkey to make others
happy, I sent my Thanksgiving
guests home with leftovers and slices
of bread. That way they could have
turkey sandwiches. That's why I'm
making a turkey today: for those
lovely sandwiches, with cornbread
dressing, gravy, slabs of turkey, and
some cranberries on each slice of
So it's fitting that this column comes
the week after Thanksgiving, when
the only turkey in sight comes on a
You see, the way I see Thanksgiving
is the way I see Florida: that's not
how we do it down here. You've heard
that before, right? "That's not how we
do it up north!" is a popular refrain
in our Florida bakeries, pizzerias
and grocery stores. Bagels are better
in Manhattan, and Chicago and
New York both beat Florida hands
down in the pizza arena. Wisconsin
cheese reigns as the Dairy King,

and everyone knows that Philly has
better... well, apparently, everything.
Some people might try to tell you
we've got it wrong down here. No
matter what "it" is, it's not how they
do things up north.
To these people, I say: damn
straight. Things in the Sunshine
State are different. And that's what
I'm thankful for, not just today,
or tomorrow, but every day that I
wake up in this amazing, messed
up, hanging-chad, environmentally
compromised, criminally creative,
wonderful, backwards, glorious
I am thankful that we don't have
bagels the size of a dinner plate. I
love that finding a pizza that's any
good is only slightly less difficult
than finding the Holy Grail. I'm so
happy that our cheese steaks and
hard rolls don't compare to what you
had up north. Because that clears
the way for Cuban bread (invented
by Cubans in Tampa, thank you very
much), Gulf shrimp, oysters (yeah,
those are all us, too) and key lime
and sour orange pies.
I love that I'm sweating in November
and that it's been warm enough that
I've had my kayak out three times
this week. I am glad that you can't
stand the heat, because that means
that as crowded as Florida gets, you
will never live here in July and that
is when we get our state back.
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the tension between developers and
- well, just about everybody else. It
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in this state's natural bounty that
some of us are willing to fight for,
no matter the cost. Maybe you
don't have that kind of nonsense up
north, but you also don't have white
sand beaches, the Everglades, or
a thousand other reasons to spend
winters here instead of there.
No, that's not how we do it down
here. You have your pilgrims; we have
our Spaniards. Your Thanksgiving
celebrates the pilgrims and the
Indians, but, as Florida historian
Michael Gannon says, "At the time
the Pilgrims came to Plymouth,
St. Augustine was up for urban
renewal." What's that now? Yup, St.
Augustine predates your northern
society by over a century- 1513, to
be exact. Turkey and squash? Yeah,
that's not how we do it down here.
Our meals with the natives consisted
of trout, sheepshead, oyster, heart of
palm and shrimp.
We can't claim Thomas Jefferson
or George Washington, but we have
Ponce de Leon and Jaques LeMoyne.
We have no Davey Crockett, but
we have Totch Brown, Everglades
pioneer and folk hero. We don't
have the founding fathers, but we
do have founding mothers: the
three Marjories- Marjorie Kinnan
Rawlings, Marjorie Carr, and
Marjorie Stoneman Douglas. We
don't have Mount Rushmore, the
Rockies, or the Appalachian Trail.
We do have the Suwannee River, the
Florida Keys, and the Everglades.
No, that's not how you do things up
north. You have Thanksgiving with
winter coats and Indian corn. We
have oyster dressing, cornbread, and,
on occasion, deep-fried turkey. It's
Thanksgiving, Florida style, and it's
how we do things down here. Keep
your cheese steaks. We can always
Look, I know there's a lot about
Florida that's messed up. I'm not
blind. She's got her problems big
ones but I love her. I wouldn't trade
mosquitoes, tiny bagels, and crappy
pizza for all the turkey dinners in
the world. Because, to me, the way
you do things up north is a fancy
Thanksgiving dinner, and Florida?
She's my turkey sandwich.

Contact Cathy Salustri at
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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.

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for children taught by instructor
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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
up for this new class, contact the
instructor directly at 727-804-6079
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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.
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Buck Batcheller and his
coworker were trimming trees
near the Gulfport Municipal
Marina when they heard
yelling. At first the two
Gulfport Parks employees
thought perhaps they were
hearing a fight, but then Buck
heard a distinct call for help.
He looked around but couldn't
see anyone.
"I walked over to the fence and
I heard 'help!' again," he says.
He didn't have a key to the
Buck Batcheller scaled the marina gates to answer marina gates, so he climbed
a call for help when a local sailor misjudged his step over the gate and rushed down
getting off his boat. "He's my hero," Tony Fields, over te gte an rse dow
Assistant to the Gulfport Harbormaster, said. "There doic re
were two guys, and one said 'I'm not going to climb louder; he told Buck he had
over the fence', so Buck went over." fallen in the water.
Buck found Dr. Ron Singerman
in the water by his 27' Island Packet, Good Idea. Dr. Singerman explained that
he had fallen in the water and asked Buck to help him climb out of the water.
Dr, Singerman praised Buck after the incident, saying he had no idea the
maintenance worker for the city had to scale the marina gates to reach him.
A sheepish Dr. Singerman who said he was not looking forward to the
ribbing he expected from the Boca Ciega Yacht Club blamed his trifocals for
the adventure.
"I was getting off the boat, and having trifocals... well, everything looks
farther away. I looked through the trifocals and saw the dock, which really
wasn't there," he says. The next thing he knew he found himself half in the
water and half holding onto the dock.
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The Salvation Army of South
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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
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For more information on all holiday
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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
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.

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
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and Thursdays in the lounge. Call
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Medicare open enrollment season for
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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
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Safe Boating Seminar
Start your 2011 boating year
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Skills and Seamanship program
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boating knowledge and make you a
more knowledgeable, safer boater.
Programs are conducted from
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Donate your old cell phones to the
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counties with free emergency cell
phones. The Area Agency on Aging
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cell phones, tests and charges the
phones, and then distributes them to
seniors in the community. For a full
list of the donation and distribution
sites in Pasco and Pinellas counties,
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Holiday Decorations Contest
Application Form
The thought behind the Holiday Decorations Contest is to
brighten up our City during the Holiday Season!



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:

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-
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presented plaques at the Gulfport City Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 21st
located at 2401 53rd St. S.

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You could say my
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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-
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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-
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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-

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

Beta Sigma Phi
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.
The Sunshine City Council Executive
Board will meet for their Christmas
meeting on Monday, December 6 at 7
The Beta Bozo Clown members will
visit the residents of Pasadena Manor
on Friday, December 10 to distribute
holiday cookies and best wishes. The
chapters of Sunshine City Council
provide funds and cookies for the
visits each month. The residents look
forward to the visits.
Laureate Epsilon Theta's Executive
Board will meet on Monday,
December 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Applebee's
in Pinellas Park. The hostess is Paula
Roberts for this holiday meeting.
The chapter members will meet
on Wednesday, December 8 at the
home of Joyce Keller for the regular
meeting and holiday celebration. At
this meeting secret sister gifts are
exchanged and all enjoy the holiday
treats. On Saturday, December 18,
members and guests will gather at
the home of Sharon Ingram for the
annual Couple's Christmas Dinner.
The social is hosted by Sharon Ingram
and Valerie Rankin. An ornament
exchange among the members occurs
and a gift exchange among the men
and other guests in attendance.
For more information, please call
Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

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
more information.

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USCG Safe Boating
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
78 has a 13-week continuous Safe
Boating program every Tuesday,
7:30 p.m., Warren Webster
Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-
Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 mile
south of Don CeSar). Start at your
convenience. First day, come at
7 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday
and finish 13 weeks later or take up
to two years to finish.
December program includes: "Your
Boats Radio" December 7; "Which
Boat is for You" December 14, and
Christmas vacation December 21
and 28.
Cost is $40 for 13 weeks andincludes
new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim
at 360-4846, Warren at 321-7801, or
Phil at 865-2226.

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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Seminole Vocational The disciplines are slightly Nowhere is this quite as
Education Center kids are different from regular high evident as the Vo-Tech's
a special sort; they go to school; their assignments are building venture for Project
regular high school but then directly hands-on and give Hope, a "tent city" for the
also attend "Vo-tech" in the a kid instant gratification homeless. Two years ago, the
afternoons as part of their when they complete a project. sheer number of homeless
afternoons as part of their
curriculum. These are kids Director Dr. Peter Berry is reached an all time highin St.
who have a keen interest keenly aware of community Pete with many living under
in the trades; carpentry, needs and has pushed for an overpass downtown. They
electrical, plumbing, more school involvement, were approached numerous
electrical, which the kids seem to times by police and asked
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Curtis Adams, (left,)Jason Koehl, Zack Thornsbury and Chris Jelenc stand in front of a casita (little building)
they built for Project Hope, a homeless community in Pinellas Park. All four boys are carpentry students at
Seminole Vo-Tech.

to move. When they did not,
the police cut up their tents,
rendering them unlivable.
Catholic Charities then
stepped in and found a
20 acre-site Pinellas Park
where some homeless had
already been living. Using
a 3 million dollar grant
from the state and another
1 million from a local
government grant, Catholic
Charities is now overseeing
the building of low-income
apartments on the site, as
well as outbuildings for
bathrooms and showers. A
community center is also in
the works. But there are still
over 300 tents that house the
homeless there.
About two years ago,
Master Carpenter and
Seminole Vo-tech Carpentry
instructor John Veestrukwas
looking for a real community
building project for his
students to do; a project
that would eventually test
their skills for the National
Certification Center for
Education and Research or
N.C.C.E.R test; a final test
for certification. Guidance
counselor Jim Gill had heard
about Project Hope, called
Catholic Charities and
offered help to build small
individual buildings, called
casitas, for the homeless.
Other construction
companies had built similar
small buildings on the site of
Project Hope, but Veestruk
knew he could make them
better. The buildings are
6ft x 8ft and have three
windows and a door which
can be locked. Veestruk's
students added small, inset
shelving to accommodate
toiletries and small items.
Some of the casitas are also
equipped with a solar panel
on the roof, which feeds a
small battery inside the
shelter, powering LED lights
and a small fan; miniscule
creature comforts most take
for granted. But the solar
panels are costly at $250.00

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each and the batteries are about
$50.00. Catholic Charities, who is
paying for the materials deemed the
solar panels too costly; thus only 4 of
the 15 casitas have those amenities.
3 of the buildings have been delivered
to Project Hope so far.
18 year-olds Chris Jelenc and
Curtis Adams have worked on
the project for over two years; 16
year-olds Jason Koehl and Zack
Thornsbury have both been involved
with the building since last year.
Jelenc, Adams and Koehl all go to
Seminole High, Thornsbury goes to
Osceola. Jelenc went with Veestruk
out to Project Hope to see how their
efforts were making a difference.
"I'm very grateful that I have a
home; so many people we saw had
just fallen on bad times, lost their
job, or just been unlucky. It made
me realize how fortunate I am and
how much I can make a difference,"
Jelenc said.
Thornsbury agreed. "I think it
builds character; I think the labor
has built a sense of confidence in me
to know that we are actually helping
"At first, I took carpentry just to
kind of goof off and have fun. But as
we were going along with the project,
I realized that we can truly help
people less fortunate than ourselves.
I think its character shaping," Koehl
All four boys also help the rest of
the carpentry class build Adirondack
chairs and picnic tables, which the
school sells to make money to buy
more materials.
Their budget may be small, but these
kids are making a big difference and
bringing some light to people who
are really in need. With so much
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Free Phones for the
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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
program and point them to regional
distribution centers (http://www.ftri.
and eligibility information available
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FTRI provides a range of free
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adoptable pets, or upcoming events,
visit www.spcatampabay.org or call
727-586-3591. Shelter is located at
9099 130 Avenue N. in Largo.

New Rules for
Tomlinson Skate Park
The City of Gulfport will now allow
bicycles on the Tomlinson Lake
Skate Park on Sundays only for a
trial period. During this trial period,
only bicycles will be allowed at the

Skate Park on Sundays. Monday
through Saturday, bicycles are not
permitted to enter the Skate Park.
These days will be strictly enforced
as noted by the penalties listed
Effective October 1st, all skaters/
bicyclists 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 stickers is $5 for residents
and $10 for non-residents. Also, all
-~1.I.---1.i. y. li-il- 17 years of age or
younger must have a signed parental
consent form filed at the Gulfport
Recreation Center which is located
at 5730 Shore Blvd. S.
Any -k.il.-i-1'i, yli-l found in
violation of these terms will be
subject to the following at the Police
Officers discretion: temporary
trespass, permanent trespass or a
minimum $88 fine.
Stickers and consent forms are
available at the Recreation Center
between the hours of 9 a.m. and
8 p.m., Monday-Friday. Consent
forms are also available on the
City of Gulfport's website, www.
mygulfport.us Click on City
Departments, Leisure Services,
Rec. Center and Skate Park. The
web form must be notarized and
mailed to the Gulfport Recreation
Center along with a self-addressed
stamped envelope and check/money
order. A registration sticker will be
mailed to you upon receiving check/
money order and envelope. Please
make check/money order payable
to: The City of Gulfport. For more
information, please call 893-1068.


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SATURDAY 7AM-?2631 56th St. S. Large
Sale. Look for Practically New Motorized Chair
& StartYour Own Business w/ltalian Ice Cart.
BIG YARD SALE!-5342 6th Ave. N. Friday &
Saturday 8-? Lots of everything, misc., books,
small women's junior clothes.
MULTI FAMILY-Lots of kids Clothes, Toys,
Adult clothes, household items & alot more!
No early birds! Saturday 9-2, 1318 58th St.
Tools, More. Package Deal Only, Make Offer.
ELECTRIC TRYKE-Jewelry, furniture, Christ-
mas decorations, household goods, good
stuff, no junk. Friday & Saturday, 8-? 100 Park
St. S.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY-4609 18th Ave. S. Fur-
niture, Clothes, Books and More!
Town Shores Ivanhoe Bldg. Sat. 12/4, 9a.m.-
1p.m. Holiday Items, Household Furnishings
Too. Don't Miss This One! Coffee, Donuts,
Bake Sale, Hot Dogs & Soda. Come for Break-
fast, Stay for Lunch.
7401 5TH AVE. N. -Fri. Sat. & Sun. Dec. 3,4
& 5th. 9a.m.-2p.m. Furniture, Holiday Decor,
Toys, Boat/Fish/Motorcycle equipment. Tools,
Household items, Women's Size 4-10.

1847 SHORE DR. S.-Assorted Furniture, In-
cluding 2 King Size Bed Sets. Kitchen Ware,
8yr. Accumulation, All in Great Condition.
9:00-6:00pm. Fri, Sat, Sun. & Monday. 502-
1214 55TH ST. S.-Saturday 7am.-5pm.
Clothes, Books, X-Box 360, Nic/Nac's and
SAT. DEC. 4TH-5497 25th Ave. N. 8a.m.-3p.m.
20x28 GE Black cooktop, small tv, microwave,
power washer, and much more!!
Bear Creek Neighborhood. 58th St. S., 66th
St. S., 1st Ave. to 7th Ave. S. Sat. 4th & Sun
5th 8am. Look for Balloons and Signs.
5000 14TH AVE. SO.- Gulfport. Sat. 9-5pm.
Household Items, Clothes, Variety Items.
5317 9TH AVE S.-Saturday 12/4, 8:00am.-
3pm. Electrical, Plumbing, Painting Supplies,
Toilet, Books, Toddler (irl) Clothes, Inground
Pool Slide and Lots of Misc.
2301 59TH ST. S.-Saturday 7:30-2:30. 3 Fam-
ily Sale!
2653TIFTON ST. S.-Sat. 9am.-12noon. Some-
thing for Everyone!
YARD SALE- Multi Family, Fri./Sat. 9a-4p.
2813 56th St. South, Gulfport.
2302 52ND ST.S.-Sat. 8am-?. Multi-family,
knick knacks, adult clothing, books, garden
stuff, lots of misc. Too much too list.
4668 15tTH AVE.. SO.-Thurs. Dec. 2, Friday,
Dec. 3 and Sat. Dec. 4, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. St. An-
drew's Russian Orthodox Church. Big Sale!
Electronics, Collectors don't want to miss this.
Christmas items, Large exotic candles, Most
items like new still in box. Great gift shopping.
Sat. & Sun. 8-5pm. 5360 43rd Terrace North
(between 42nd & 43rd Ave.)
8am.-lpm. Lots of New Items Priced to Sell.
Wet Suit, Rod Building Equipment, Chum
Grinder, Rods & Reels 2854 53rd St. N.
TRASH & TREASURES-5301 31st Ave S.
Saturday Only, 7am.-2pm. Fishing, Holiday,
Art, Antiques, New Printer.
CONTENTS OF HOME-5209 11th Ave. S.
Saturday 12/4 8:30am.-? Furniture and Lots
More!! LR, DR, BR, Office & Patio. TV, Small
Appliances, Tools & Nic/Nacs. Everything Must
Go, Great Condition!
52ST & 17TH AVE. S.- In Alley, Friday Only.
8-2p.m. Amazing Amount of Collectibles/An-
tiques. Great Stuff Cheap!
N., Clubhouse. Something for Everyone! 12/4
& 12/5, 8a.m.-?
5501 27TH AVE. S.-Patio Sale (Senior Cen-
ter) Friday December 3rd, 9am-12:00.
GARAGE & BAKE SALE-Sat. Dec. 4th, 8am.-
2pm. American Lithuanian Club. 4880 46th
Ave. N. St. Pete.
tique dishesSewing, Downriggers, Clothing.
Frl., Sat., Sun., 9-4p.m. 4621 23rd Ave. S.
Items. Fri./Sat/Sun. Dec 3/4/5. 8am-6pm. 4510
22nd Ave. So.

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632 38TH AVE. S.- Huge Yard Sale. Hats,
Totes, Insulated Lunch Bags, Umbrellas, Mov-
ie DVD's New & Used. Hats Galore. Saturday
and Sunday 8:30-5p.m.
8-12p.m. 2626 57th St. S. Collectibles, Jew-
elry, Bric a Brac, household. Everything Priced
to Sale!
MOVING SALE-in Side. Friday & Saturday.
2510 54th St. S. 10:00am. to Dark!

Ave. & 54th St. S., Gulfport. Name Giovanni,
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who solves all problems, who lights all roads so
that I can attain my goal, you who give me the
divine gifts to forgive and forget all evil against
me and that in a instances of my life you are
with me, I want in this short prayer to thank
you for all things and confirm once again that I
never want to be separated from you, even in
spite of all material illusions. I wish to be with
you, in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy
toward me and mine. The person must say
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the favor requested will be granted, even if it
may appear difficult. This prayer must be pub-
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PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has
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age in time of need, to you I have recourse
from the depth of my heart and humbly beg
to whom God has given great power to come
to my assistance. Help me in my present
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your name known and call you to be invoked.
St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid.
Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3
Gloria's. R.S.

who solves all problems, who lights all roads so
that I can attain my goal, you who give me the
divine gifts to forgive and forget all evil against
me and that in al instances of my life you are
with me, I want in this short prayer to thank
you for all things and confirm once again that I
never want to be separated from you, even in
spite of all material illusions. I wish to be with
you, in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy
toward me and mine. The person must say
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the favor requested will be granted, even if it
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BUCKINGHAM #204, 2 bed, 2 bath, cr ii tile, eat in bar, breakfast bar, built in laundry room,
private balcony $220,000
TOWN SHORES Groton #114, 2 bed, 2 bath, custom ground floor unit, a must see, Building allows patios
on 1st floor units, park at door. Asking Price $175,000
WINDSOR #108, 1 bed 1.5 bath, newly updated kitchen, pet friendly bldg. Deluxe condo located in the popular
Windsor Bldg. New Dining Room floor, sells furnished. Covered carport, Outside patio OK Priced at $149,000
NOTTINGHAM #409, 2br/2ba standard unit, immaculate, updated kitchen, flooring, CHA, move in condition,
fabulous water views from family room, newer carport, offered at Reduced $139,000
AVALON #206 1 bed/1 bath, standard unit, Dog Building, completely updated kitchen, bath, furnished, curb parking.
Reduced to $79,000
CHATHAM #204, Pet friendly building, 1 bed 1 bath deluxe, updated mirrored wall, open updated kitchen,
tile, steps to carport. Offered at $83,000
NOTTINGHAM #115, east corner, 2br/2ba deluxe, carport,
New price $139,000. New Open Updated Kitchen. Sells As Is.
Eagle Crest 6420 6th Ave. N. 3 bed/2 bath 2,000 sq ft., Beautiful S n a
maintained home with "Green" Landscaping, close to beaches, Tyrone Square Psd
Mall and Churches Priced well at $259,900 POSSIBLE SHORT SALE G fClu
Gulfport 1713 59th Street South, Gulfport ilItt
2 bed 1 bath block home, updated move in ready. Attached carport, shed, ili .
landscaped. Steps to Holy Name Church, Stetson College Campus. Il i ,
Priced well at $139,900
S. Pasadena Estates, 3 bed/2bath/2car split plan, shows pride of ownership. c $3 6 ,
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