Title: Gabber
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Title: Gabber
Alternate Title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann,
George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: December 9, 2010
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
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this week..
Newton Avenue
Holiday Stroll
see page 6

St. Pete Beach
Holiday Parade
see page 11

Free Holiday
Concert
see page 14

City Whys- Gulfport
Public Notice
see page 19

Public Comment
From City Council
see page 20

Gift Wrapping
Benefit For Strays
see page 37

Something' on My
Mind Moving On
see page 38

Gulfport Historical
Calendars
see page 40

5K Run For
Prostate Cancer
see page 46

Welcome to
the Beach
see page 49

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Frosty Weather and Santa
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By Leigh Clifton
Perhaps it
was the cold
night air that
kept some peo-
n:, ple away from
S" the annual
Tree Lighting
Celebration
in Gulfport
Monday night.
But for the
150 plus who
attended, it
was a tradi-
tion as usual,k
What's up Santa? 10 month old Kaylee Atkins and except for the
Santa size one another up as Kaylee enjoys a short
sit on Santa's lap at the Gulfport Tree Lighting frosty air and
and mittens
everyone was wearing. Unusually cold weather had folks
digging out par-
kas and scarves
from closets and
boxes and the Tot
Time Kids who
sang on the stage
were bundled up
over their pretty
Christmas cos-
tumes.
But the tree lit
up beautifully
and the kids sang
Christmas songs
until the distinct
sound of a fire
truck's siren sig-
naled that Santa
had arrived in
Children lined upthe The Gulfport Christmas tree lit up beautifully
children lined up as Mayor Mike Yakes, with assistance from
to sit on Santa's some Tot Time kids, pulled the switch that
lap and tell him lit up the cold night with the warmth of the
their earnest holiday spirit.
wishes, parents
wrapped themselves in blankets and talked about the up-
coming holidays. Each left Santa's lap clutching a candy
cane and a promise of presents in a few weeks.


Candidates for
Gulfport Council
Unopposed, So Far
By Cathy Salustri
As of press time, only two
people had declared their can-
didacy for Gulfport city council.
Barbara Banno, co-owner of
Stella's, officially declared her
candidacy Tuesday, according
to Gulfport city clerk Lesley
DeMuth. The clerk also said
that Sam Henderson (Ward
Four) and Ms. Banno (Ward
Two) were the only two people
who had officially declared can-
didacy for the coming elections.
If no one else qualifies by the
deadline, both these people will
run unopposed for their respec-
tive wards. The clerk said that
Ms. Banno had declared but
had not yet qualified; she must
qualify by the deadline to run
for office.
Ward Two incumbent Michele
King had yet to pick up a can-
didate packet as of Tuesday
night. When asked, she told
the Gabber she "simply had not
picked up a packet yet."
See Election, page 3

Wildlife Harassment
Illegal in Gulfport
GULFPORT Tuesday evening,
Gulfport city council made
it illegal for people to harass
wildlife. The city considers
wildlife anything other than
a domesticated cat or a dog,
councilman David Hastings
pointed out at the meeting.
Council debated the ordinance
but ultimately left it unchanged
when they realized they were
debating existing parts of the
law rather than the proposed
change. Councilman Hastings
cast the only dissenting vote.















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Election, from front page
Incumbent Sam Henderson says he
chose to run again because "it's been
worthwhile; it's been a good way
for me to be part of the city I care
about."
The last day to turn in a packet is
Monday, December 13 at noon. Po-
tential candidates must turn in the
qualifying paperwork, the $72 fee
(which goes to the state), and 10 pe-
tition cards by this deadline.

Land Use Approved for
Gulfport Elementary
City Council approved rezoning
property adjacent to the school
board. The residential property,
now owned by the school board, had
to be rezoned for institutional use as
part of Gulfport Elementary.

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.

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 and ends at 12:00 noon on
December 13, 2010. Candidates
shall have been a resident of the
city for one year and shall be a duly
qualified elector of the city. If you
need further information, please
call the City Clerk's office at 347-
4171.

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Shop for the holidays among experienced crafts people
displaying old-fashioned and modern items for sale.
Hear heavenly music throughout the day.
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.
Listen to live music or dangle from an oak with Pathfinder
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3130 31st Street South
St. Petersburg, FL.33712
(727) 866-6401
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City of Gulfport, Florida
Notice of Municipal General Election
and Qualifying Period
In accordance with Charter provisions, the City of Gulfport will hold a
Municipal General Election on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, for the election of two
Councilmembers Wards 2 and 4.
Qualifying begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 6, 2010 and ends at
Noon, Monday, December 13, 2010. Candidates for Councilmember shall be
a qualified elector of the ward from which they are nominated and reside, and
shall have continuously been a resident of the City of Gulfport for a period of
one year prior to their nomination.
Please contact the City Clerk for further qualifying information and paperwork,
893-1012.


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Gulfport Approves
Green Building Code
GULFPORT Gulfport now has
a green building ordinance. The
ordinance, which council altered
a bit during the Tuesday evening
meeting, will establish "measurable
environmental goals" for the city.
The ordinance will apply to private
and city buildings and it will
encourage people to build to more
energy-efficient guidelines. It will
be a strictly voluntary program, city
manager Jim O'Reilly said. People
who participate will be eligible for
incentives.
"I just don't see where we need
to commit forever to one percent of
the general fund balance to energy
efficiency," councilman David
Hastings said.
"I think this is very important,"
Vice-Mayor Michele King said.

New Garbage Truck
GULFPORT The city of Gulfport
will purchase a new garbage truck.
The truck, which will load garbage
from the side, will cost the city just
under a quarter-million dollars. Once


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New Committee
Members in Gulfport
The city appointed Audrey
Hallmark to serve on the Senior
Citizen Advisory Committee. The
city also moved David Steinke from
an alternate member to a member of
the Historic Preservation Committee,
and appointed Judy Ryerson as the
alternate to the same committee.

Spirit of Gulfport
Nominations
At Tuesday night's council meeting,
several council members nominated
Gulfportians for the Spirit of Gulfport
award. Councilwoman Jennifer
Salmon nominated Joe Guenther and
Vice-Mayor Michele King nominated
Judy Ryerson and Bob Worthington.
"Judy does a lot with the history
of Gulfport, and Bob is the history
of Gulfport," Vice-Mayor King said.
Mayor Mike Yakes said he had
plannedto nominate Bob Worthington
for the Spirit of Gulfport as well.







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The Market Place Of St. Petersbu.

December Events


HCAC Foundation Inc. is Hosting it's First Annual
New Years Eve Benefit Dinner for Prostate Awareness
Saturday Dec. 18, 2010
"Help Cure AH Cancer"
Cocktail Hour is begin 7:00prn Dinner is being
It will be a great night of fun served at 8:30 The Relics will playing live between
and Entertainment. 9pm-1arn Dinner is a five course meal. Starting
-A Dinner, Dancing, Live Band. with Hors d'oeuvres the main centre will be your
7:00pm-3:00am choice of chicken or steak shish kebab over rice
pilaf with mixed vegetables, soup or salad
for desert cheese cake.
Tickets Must Be Purchased by December 26, 2010



F AChampagne toast at midnight, Ticket Price is Beer and wine also available.
You will receive a $3 5 -00 Dress is Cocktail Attire
4 x 1x 6 photo of your party per person Raffles, and Door Prizes to be given ai]way.


Spaghetti Fundraiser
For The Development and Research Studies
of Prostate Cancer.
Join Us In the Fight To Find A Cure
For Prostate Cancer.
Lunch/Dinner will include spaghetti,
salad, bread and Coffee, Tea, or Bottled Water


Tickets Can Be Purchased at
The Market Place of St. Petersburg
3951 34th Street South
St. Petersburg Florida
Booth 1600-1603
or Call 813-784-0854


Tickets Also
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Online at
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between 1pm and 5pm
.,The Market Place of St. Petersburg
3951 34th Street South
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$8.50


Side Walk Sale Dec. 18 and 19,2010
Venders and Public alike are welcome to rent a space
6 x 12 space located on front side walk of the Market Place.
Spaces are just $10.00
For more information contact:
Rachel at
727-641-2227
Raffles will be held
Come See Santa!
He will be appearing between 2pm and 5pm Dec 11,12,18,19
Pictures will be $5.00 4 x 6 $10.00 8x10 a portion of profits
goes towards Prostate Cancer Awareness







Get your Holiday
Cheer in Gear
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,
holidaycarolers, danceperformances,
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!

City of Gulfport Holiday
Decorations Contest
Gulfport residents, are you ready to
get in the holiday spirit and brighten
up our City for the holiday season?
Then it's time to enter the City


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

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 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.
Call Sharon at 557-6349.







Gulfport's Famous Funky Cozy
Cottage Book Shop
Make Something
Special For The Holidays

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A sixth generation Guliporter was born on
October 20, 2010
at Bayfront Medical Center at 9:17 am. Her name is Sarah Caldwell Sepulveda. -
Sarah was born to Rob and Jody Sepilveda. Fifth generation Gulfporter Jody's
birth was featured in the March 13, 1980 Gabber. A home birth, Jody was
hie tthe first member of the family born within the city limits of Gulfport. Sarah's
S" great-great-great grandparents, George and Abbie Jarrell settled in Gulfport
t f in the late 1920's. Their daughter, Gail, married R.W. Caldwell.
Sarah's great grandfather, R.W. Bob' Caldwell, Jr., was the son of
:. *- that union. His daughter. April Caldwell Hornsleth and her
husband, Poul, are Sarah's maternal grandparents.


Fourth generation Gulfporter,
R.W. 'Bill' Caldwell, III holds his grand niece,
sixth generation Sarah Caldwell Sepilveda, for
the first time while Bill's sister, April Caldwell
Hornsleth, Sarah's maternal grandma, looks
on at the R.W. Caldwell office.


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sep6lveda, Jr. sit with
newborn Sarah. Behind them are Sarah's
maternal grandparents, April and Poul,
and Jody's brother and Sarah's uncle,
Poul, III.


The Gulfport Market in 1935 at 2832 Beach Boulevard, the site of Bellini's and La Fogata Restaurant today.
Pictured 2nd from the right is Sarah's great great great grandfather George Jarrrell who first brought
the family to Gulfport. Also shown are two of Jarrell's three daughters, Sarah's great great grand
Aunt Isabel Jarrell on the right and Sarah's great great grandmother Gail Jarrell Caldwell behind the
cash register. George ran the Gulfport market from the late 20's until his death in 1940. His wife
Abbie and daughter Isabel continued to run it until the late 40's when it was sold to the Ingram family.
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Back in 1980, at her birthplace, 2523 54th
St. South in Gulfport, the to be Sarah's
mom, Jody Caldwell Sepulveda sits in her
mother April's lap next to her three year
old brother Poul, III, her Dad and her
grandfather Bob Caldwell.












The Caldwell sign, erected in 1953,
welcomes Sarah. Jody and Rob are the
4th generation in the family business.
Jody works in real estate while Rob is
vice president of the Insurance Division.
Jody says Sarah will start answering the
phones when she is three.







Free Clothing Swap
to Benefit CASA
GULFPORT-Gulfport's next free
clothing swap will take place at the
Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market on
Tuesday, December 14 from 9 a.m.
to noon. The clothing swap will be
held in the Fresh Market area, near
The Outpost, 3007 Beach Boulevard
S. Participants are invited to bring
up to five gently used garments to
exchange for vouchers that may be
used to select clothing brought in by
other participants. Clothing may be
for women, men or children. Please
provide hangers for all garments
to be used in the swap. For anyone
interested, vouchers may also be
purchased for $3 each.
Donations of clothing above the
5-garment limit will be accepted.
All additional donations should be
contained in bags or boxes. All cash
proceeds, donated clothing, and non-
selected garments at the end of the
swap will be donated to Community
Action Stops Abuse (CASA). CASA
is a local non-profit organization
providing services to survivors of
abuse or violence.
For more information on the clothing
swap, contact Daniel Hodge at 727-
366-4086 or email dan@igc.org. In
case of rain, the clothing swap will
be rescheduled for Tuesday, January
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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.

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 ('hl.., 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.




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1950 2nd Ave. No., St.Petersburg, FL. 33713
(727) 822-8628 (727) 822-3157
Sunday Service, 11:00 am
Monday, Course in Miracles 7pm
Thur. 12/16 Intuitive Development 7pm
Sat 12/18 Psychic Readings 12-3 pm
Bookstore Open Wed.-Sat. 11-4pm
Visit our Website for Events & Programs
www.templeofthelivinggod.org


Come To "Shiloh's Place"
8229 46th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33709
For: "Church Unusual"
Wonderful Music By:
Shiloh's Worship team featuring
Lisa Davis"
Life Changing word by:
Pastor Anita Ayers
Sunday 10:30am & 6pm Tuesday Bible Study 7pm
Thursday Prayer Meeting 6pm
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Al Dix: 727-417-2921 or Deb Nelis 727-515-4115


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Pastor Paul Burtzlaff
301 58th St. South
St. Petersburg, FL. 33707


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5721 Central Ave.
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Christmas Musical
at First United
This coming Sunday, December 12,
the choir at Gulfport First United
Methodist Church will present a
special service featuring the musical
telling of the Christmas story. This
"Christmas Cantata" entitled "His
Name Is Called Emmanuel" was
arranged/composed by Pastor Jerry.
It has been performed several times
by churches over the last four years.
It features choral singing, and
Biblical narration, with the audience
joining in to sing selected parts of
familiar Christmas music.
The program is scheduled for 10:30
a.m. at the church, 2728 53 Street S.
All are welcome and invited to attend
this free Christmas event.


MOST HOLY NAME
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5800 15th Avenue South
Gulfport, Fl, 33707 Church 727-347-9989
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closed daily noon 1 pm
Catholic Mass Schedule
Sunday Obligation: 4:30 pm Vigil, 8am,
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First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport
www.gulfportumc.org

321-3620
All are Welcome!
Childcare Available
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Traditional Serv. 10:30a
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Wednesday Healing Eucharist 11am
Sunday Sam & 10am Holy Eucharist
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Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Proceeds benefit Food Pantry
Food Pantry is Open
1st & 3rd Sundays
from: 10 am to 12:30 pm
St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church
3747 34th St. South St. Petersburg, FL 33711
(727) 867-7015


St. Albain's
Episcopal Church
and Day School
Sa home on the beach
0 Sunday Mornings -
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a-330 85th Ave., St. Pete Beach
i727-360-8406
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Mary's
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40 nellas Point Dr S.

S1_ndy 11:00 am Worship
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Letters
Remembering
Pearl Harbor
Dear Editor: It was 69 years
ago when the Japanese launched
their sneak attack on the naval
base at Pearl Harbor. A total of 350
Japanese planes swarmed Pearl
Harbor on December 7 at 7:55 a.m.
Their bombs and bullets killed 2,355
US servicemen and 63 civilians.
December 8, 1941, the day after
the bombing, President Franklin D.
Roosevelt went on the radio, deplored
the attack and called Dec. 7 "a date
which will live in infamy".
We who lived through it will always
know and remember, but young
people don't have the slightest idea
what Pearl Harbor was about. We the
living must not let the nation forget.
We must make sure that history
books remember what happened at
Dec. 7, 1941.
In September of 2008, 2,583,000
World War II veterans were still
alive but dying at the rate of 900
per day. Anyone over the age 84 is
possibly a WWII veterans and we


must recognize and hon
while they are still here. On
2004, the World War II
was dedicated in Washing
Many WWII veterans may
the Memorial; they are too
sick to travel. But they now
for future generations to
remember.
There is another Memorial
Harbor, the U.S.S. Arizon
year more than 1.5 million
visit the 184 foot long
spanning the midsection
sunken ship. It has the st
National Cemetery, hono]
1177 men entombed in t
wreckage a few feet ben
lapping water of this mass
base. A visit to the Arizo
your heart out, knowing
are standing over those br
buried in her. As with all lo
the Navy lists its status as
sea
Always remember Pearl
God bless America.


Community Band Gives
or them Free Holiday Concert
May 29, The South Pasadena Community
Memorial Band will present its annual holiday
ton, DC. concert on December 9 in the Gulfport
never see Casino. The concert is free and begins
old or too at 7:30 p.m.
it's there Max Millspaugh, Musical Director
see and of the band said that the concert is
titled "Happy Holidays". According
Sin Pearl to Millspaugh "we will be playing
a. Every traditional holiday music including
n people some Christmas carols and other
Memorial popular tunes of the season. We will
of the also feature Mr. Glenn Johnson who
atus of a will sing two of the program numbers."
ring the Mr. Johnson was well received at the
he rusty last concert and he will add a great
death the sound at this concert, commented
e naval Millspaugh.
na tears South Pasadena Mayor Kathleen
h tPeters said that the band is a
that you community outreach initiative of her
:ave men city and she said the city is proud
)st ships, to have these musical ambassadors
"still at representing the city to the greater
Gulfport/ South Pasadena community.
Harbor. "We are proud of the band and pleased
that Gulfport can sponsor the concert
Tony Fiore and provide such a great venue",
said Mayor Peters. "This concert has
become very popular with the band's
audiences and they always present a
very festive array of holiday music",
ILY the mayor concluded.
Im 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.
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Enter the "Best of
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The City of South Pasadena's
Commissioner of Public Works,
Arthur Penny, and the South
Pasadena Beautification Committee
announce the South Pasadena
"Best of Lights Contest". All retail
businesses, home owners and multi-
family complexes (condominiums,
mobile home parks, etc.) located
in South Pasadena are invited to
participate in the contest. The lights
must be visible from the street and
placed on the store front or exterior of
the property. Holiday signs, window
painting and twinkling lights are
allowed.
This is a great opportunity for local
businesses to attract attention to
their storefronts, residents to show
off their creative skills and multi-
family complexes to compete against
each other in a friendly contest of
who has the Best Lights.
There will be two winners in each
category; 1st Place and 1st Runner
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Committee on December 15. First
place winners will receive a framed
award certificate and official yard
sign to place at your establishment,
home or complex. Runners up will
receive certificates. The lucky 1st
Place winners will be notified and
the award presented at the City's


Regular televised Council Meeting
on January 11, 2011 at 7 p.m. The
winners' names will be displayed
on the City's Cable Channel 615
throughout the holiday season.
Please contact the public works
department at 384-0701 for any
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Women's COC Gathers for Holiday Cheer

The Women's Chamber
of Commerce of the
Greater Gulf Beaches
held their Christmas
luncheon on December
1 at the Wine Cellar. A
fun time was had by all,
from the great food, to
the Christmas songs, to
the lovely raffle items.


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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.

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.
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Christmas Musical
Looking for a Christmas story that's
missing the glitz but full of heart?
Then you are cordially invited to "Mr.
Thomas and the Christmas Angel",
a heartwarming story of one man's
realization of what Christmas is
truly about. Presented by the music
ministries of Fifth Avenue Baptist
Church, St. Petersburg, December 12,
at 6:30 p.m. Call the church office for
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New John's Pass Bridge
to be Dedicated
Treasure Island Mayor Bob Minning
and Madeira Beach Mayor Pat Shontz,
along with representatives from the
state and county will join together
for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and
reception to celebrate the completion
of the new John's Pass Bridge at
10 a.m. on Saturday, December 11 by
the east side overlook of the bridge.
The day starts at 9:30 a.m. with a
continental breakfast, compliments
of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., served
at the South Village parking lot at
129 Avenue and Gulf Boulevard.
After ribbon-cutting and remarks at
10a.m. (when 500 free commemorative
John's Pass t-shirts will be given
away), the mayors will then lead the
group to a reception at Gators Caf6 &
Saloon in Treasure Island.
Dozens of John's Pass Village and
Boardwalk merchants in Madeira
Beach are offering discounts and deals
all day as "Christmas at the Village"
brings Santa to the bell tower from
noon to 4 p.m. On the Treasure Island
side of John's Pass, Gator's Caf6 &
Saloon hosts the "Toss for Tots" Toys
for Tots fundraiser beginning at 1
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]News from the
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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.

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SW hHave you got a
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By Cathy Salustri
City of Gulfport: Gulfport Public Notice
Q: What is the difference between a council meeting and a workshop?
What are the rules about advertising both of these meetings and why does
the public speak at one but not the other?

A: According to Lesley DeMuth, Gulfport's city clerk, every city must
follow only its own charter requirements about noticing meetings of its
elected body.
"We do what the charter says," she explains, which, according to page 18,
section 602 of Gulfport's charter, means posting the meeting agendas for
any gathering of the council on the bulletin board outside city hall at least
48 hours prior to the meeting.
"We are not required to do anything else," the clerk says. The city
currently makes the entire agenda packet available online and notices the
meetings on its web site.
As to the difference, the city council agreed to have a monthly workshop
meeting once a month and that the council would not hear public comment
(but could request presentations) at those workshops. Additionally, the
council can only reach a consensus on something during a workshop; it
may not vote on anything or pass laws. While there are limits to what the
council can do during a workshop, the twice-monthly city council meetings
have no such limits, says the city clerk. Council could conceivably conduct
the workshop business as discussion items on the non-workshop meeting
agenda.
For more information, check out Resolution 2010-38, available at the
city's web site as a pdf. The Gabber's Facebook page, accessible through
TheGabber.com, also has the link see the Notes section. Citizens may
also call the city with questions at 893-1000, or send questions to News@
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Excerpts heard at the December 7, 2010
Gulfport City Council Meeting

Public Comment

& Council Quotes
"How will you actually raise that initial money to start the program
going?" -Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, to the PACE representative
about their contribution to the 49th Street redevelopment plan.

"I don't believe we can underestimate the intelligence of people and
how they spend their money," -Mayor Mike Yakes, about a survey about
offering online utility payments.

"Let her continue Michele, I'll run the meeting, thank you." -Mayor
Mike Yakes, when Vice Mayor Michele King halted Margarete Tober while
Ms. Tober approached the dais and spoke about a prior agenda item.

"It is my responsibility as a chair to run this with the dignity and
respect it deserves. When I am unable to run this with the dignity
and respect it deserves it is time I turn this gavel over to somebody
else," -Mayor Mike Yakes, about running city council meetings.

"We are not here to deal with personal indifferences... we do not
need to allow ourselves to be embarrassed. From this point on, from
this meeting, I will be dealing with zero tolerance. It is not a wish to
do that; it is a necessary that we do that." -Mayor Mike Yakes, about
the council meetings and how he conducts the meetings.

"I seconded it." -Vice-Mayor Michele King
"No, I seconded it. We both seconded it at the exact same time."
-Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, about who seconded the ordinance
regarding wildlife harassment.

"Don't I get to talk a little bit more? I got buzzed!" -Councilwoman
Jennifer Salmon, when the three-minute buzzer went off while she was
speaking.

"The Bank of America branch in Gulfport is closing... I'm just
wondering if we should pick a bank that's going to remain in
Gulfport, like Regions, or..."- Councilman David Hastings, who pointed
out that the city has its money with Bank of America.




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Come Along for
Caroling
On Saturday, December 11 the
city of Gulfport will host the annual
Holiday Hoopla celebration on Beach
Blvd. in downtown Gulfport. It is
sponsored by the Gulfport Merchants
Association and runs throughout the
day up until the Lighted Boat Parade
begins at 6 p.m.
You are cordially invited to be a part
of an ad hoc singing group (you don't
even have to carry a tune to belong)
of friendly Gulfport residents and
their friends as they gather and go
caroling up and down Beach Blvd.
during the final hour and a half of
the event.
Meet in front of the Casino at
4:30 p.m. The group will carol until
5:30 when they return to the Casino
to perform the tune "Do you know it's
Gulfport" sung to the tune of "Do You
Know What I Hear".
Gail Byron, who works for the city
and wrote the words to "Do You
Know it's Gulfport", will be traveling
around with them with her guitar so
they will have accompaniment.

43rd Street
Seniors to Meet
The 43rd Street Senior Citizens
Club meets the third Friday of each
month at 12 noon at Christ Lutheran
Church, 3451 30 Avenue N. in St.
Petersburg, September through May.
Bring a covered dish and $1 donation.
Public is welcome for fun and games.
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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.

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


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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 party.
There is a small entry fee of $5 plus
two or more unwrapped toys. Each
year toys are collected for "Operation
Santa," and presented to Gulfport's
Police Department for distributing to
needy children.
Sail and power boats are welcome
to join in the fun. There is a sign up


board posted at the club,4600 Tifton
Drive S. in Gulfport. Entry forms will
be available the night of the parade.
Donated prizes are awarded to the
participants during the post parade
party, always to a clubhouse filled
with family and friends.
For information regarding
participation or to sponsor this
parade, please contact Barb Meyer at
727-430-7241. The B.C.Y.C. family
wishes you a joyous holiday season
and a prosperous New Year.


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ST. PETE BEACH- Neighbors
working together and having some
fun is the idea behind a new co-ed
civic organization. Friends of St.
Pete Beach wants to "maximize our
assets for the benefit of our people...
with the goal of meshing and
weaving (existing) organizations in
town. (The concept) is nothing new
this is community," said FoSPB vice


president/treasurer Leslie Parent.
"The whole idea is to get to know
your neighbors and work with them
and have some fun."
Friends of St. Pete Beach helped in
October with enhancing the Friday
concert in the park series. They
helped line up local food vendors,
organized 50/50 raffles, secured
sponsors to cover band costs, and got
other local non-profits involved, too.
Net proceeds each week benefited
community organizations such as
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of the city's library.
Collecting coins in colorful canisters
around town, the organization is
seeking donations for a 4th of July
event that will include friends, fun
and fireworks. The Independence
Day event is still in the planning
stages. The group is in the process
of scheduling its calendar of other
events when and where it plans to
lend a hand.
The new group open to anyone
who wants to volunteer, wants to
be a service oriented organization of
positive people doing positive things
for people of all ages in town. The
group's mission statement sums up
what its about --"The Friends of St.
Pete Beach is a civic association,
through which people can expend
collaborative energy; aimed at
providing support and advancing
the strengths of the St. Pete Beach
Community and the organization
that enhance and enrich our quality
of life."
Friends of St. Pete Beach,
Incorporated filed with the state
as a non-profit just last month
and is working on getting its tax-
exempt status. The organization's
next meeting is Thursday January
6 at 5 p.m. in the back room of the
community center. The group plans
to have a garage sale fundraiser
on Jan. 22. Membership dues are
$10 per year. For more information
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notice
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for 28 Down
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50 Goggle-eyed
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will include wine and hors d'ouerves
and art work opportunity sales.
All proceeds will go towards the
new All Children's Hospital. Call
Judy McDermott at 727-360-7714
for tickets. Tickets are $8 presale
and $10 at the door.

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On Saturday, December 11
the Florida Writers Association
St. Petersburg, in conjunction with
the St. Petersburg Main Library, will
celebrate local authors with a Local
Authors Showcase and Holiday Book
Fair. The Showcase/Book Fair will
be held at the Main Library, 3745
Ninth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg
from 2-6 p.m. and will include book
sales, signing and readings.
Authors participating include
former St. Pete Times Book
Editor Margo Hammond, former
St. Petersburg Times columnist
Mary Ann Marger, mystery author
(Avalon series) Diane Sawyer and
USF professor and multiple author
(in Sci-Fi, memoir and mystery)
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local authors with offerings ranging
from art, photography and poetry to
biography, mystery, thriller, memoir,
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By Leigh Clifton
With American flags flying, over 2,000 bikers joined the 23rd annual ride for
Toys For Tots, cross over Corey Avenue Bridge last Sunday morning after
riding through the area beaches. The bikers are part of an annual parade
that raises money and brings toys to underprivileged school children in
Pinellas County.







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
office, by phone and oline. Visit www.
pysmusic.org.

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Michigan Association of Retired
School Personnel will meet on
Tuesday, December 14 at 11:30 a.m.
at the Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34
Street N. in St. Petersburg. Deb Ray,
a syndicated health program host
on the radio, is the guest speaker.
She will discuss integrative and
alternative medicine.
To celebrate the holiday
season, bring a small unwrapped
inexpensive toy or game to be given
to needy children. Call Wendy at
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By Holiday Mathis

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
Here's a difficult tactic to stick to:
Refuse to accept anything but the
best. You will be challenged to the
point that you will wonder if you are
crazy for wanting what you want.
You're not. It is possible. Stick to the
tactic. Hold out for your preference,
and you will get it by the end of the
week.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
Some people find it easy to ask for
what they want. Others make a
hobby of it. Then there are those,
like you, who would rather do every
single little thing themselves than
ask for the smallest bit of help. You
should really break yourself of that
habit. Now is as good a time as ever.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You
wouldn't want to hire a mean coach
or sign up for a task that's completely
out of your league -- but in some ways
that's just what you've done. Leave it
to you to make this kind of difficult/
brilliant move. It's amazing how
productive you can be when you don't
think there's any other choice.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).
Creative people allow themselves to
make mistakes, and this week you're
about as creative as they come. It's
not necessary or possible to make
every move in good taste. In fact,
that would only make you a boring
person. If you mess up, chalk it up
to your inherent need to keep things
lively and entertaining.
ARIES (March 21-April 19).
Someone who is trying to help you
may hurt you in the process. Healing
is like this. We go to the dentist and
withstand the pain of a filling in
order to avoid the even worse pain
that would come from losing the
whole tooth. You'll bear a degree of
discomfort and be happy and healthy
because you did.


TAURUS (April 20 1.\ l.y 2"). You will
be particularly quick on the uptake
this week, especially verbally, and
this will impress people and make
them laugh -- sometimes at the same
time. But this speedy timing comes at
a price. You are not always in control
of what rolls off your tongue, and
once it's out, you can't take it back.
GEMINI (lIl.,y 21-June 21). You
will dream of something long before
you have the means or the ability
to make it happen. Believe in those
dreams, and don't let anyone tell
you what is possible or impossible.
That determination will always be a
relative one, and therefore, no person
can accurately assess it for another
person.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). It's
difficult to accept that you don't
always know what is in your best
interest. Though you are one of the
better judges in the matter, there
is still too much that is not in your
control. You simply can't know
everything! The best you can do is
trust that things are working in
your favor, and then act and react in
kind.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You may gain
control of a situation for the moment,
but you'll find that this control is
elusive. And needing to have it all the
time will only make you miserable,
since that just isn't possible. When
you realize that wanting control
leads to suffering, you will wisely go
the opposite way, improvising with
the hand that you're dealt.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You can
choose your reaction to life's events,
though sometimes it doesn't feel that
way at all. There are moments when
you feel so compelled to behave in a
certain way that it seems as though
you don't have a choice. Try to stay
calm. It's simply easier to see your
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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There
are benevolent spirits in the world.
You don't always encounter them
when you want them, so it's a good
idea to get in touch with your higher
self. Once you make this connection,
you will depend less on the advice
of well-meaning mentors, teachers,
parents and leaders, who sometimes
fall down on the job.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You
have patient people around you.
Someone in particular has been a
real gem lately -- there for your every
need and the service comes with
a smile. Cherish this person, and
do not take him or her for granted.
You should also keep in mind that
the patient people are also the most
prone to random fury.
This Week's Birthdays: Your
positive outlook is absolutely
contagious. You win the critics and
make the cynics change their tune.
You'll make new friends in the next 10
weeks, some of whom you'll have for
life. February brings a breakthrough
in business. Good publicity will be the
key, and you'll please those who hold
the purse strings, too. May brings
a romantic getaway. Family must
work together for the common good
in June. You'll be healed in August.
Old emotional baggage is dropped for
good.

Music at Gulfport
Beach Pavilion
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Toonsters J & Lolita or Cookie
Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
"Copa Jane"
Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Ray & Anna Ellis & Musicians
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Arlene & Len
Friday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Open
Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Mark Blackwood, Music for
listening and dancing
Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Italian American accordion by
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New Holistic
Workout Class
Ian's Holistic Workout blends
stretching, breathing and relaxation
techniques with core elements of
Gung Fu conditioning to gain focus
coordination and strength. Classes
are on Fridays from 9-10 a.m. at the
Gulfport Recreation Center. Class
fees are: first class- $2 all others-
$5 per class and pre paid classes
available for a discount. Call Ian at
727-459-8319.

Audition for "Play
It Again, Sam"
Island Community Theatre will
hold auditions for Woody Allen's
"Play It Again, Sam" on Monday
and Tuesday, December 13-14, at
7 p.m. sharp at Holy Name Catholic
Church, 580015AvenueS. in Gulfport.
Performances will be February 3-20,
at the Catherine Hickman Theater,
located in the heart of Gulfport's Arts
District.
Three men will be cast, ages
roughly 30s to 40s; one must do a
great impersonation of Humphrey
Bogart as seen in "Casablanca." Four
women, ages ranging 20s to 40s,
will be cast, with several actresses
portraying multiple roles. Auditions
will be readings from the script.
Anyone interested in assisting with
the production in any capacity is also
encouraged to contact director Elaine
Cloud Goller at ecgoller@yahoo.com
or by calling the ICT information line
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month from October through May at
the Piccadilly Cafeteria at 19th Ave.
and 34th St. N. at 11 a.m. Meetings
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Park Place Wesleyan Church will
present a Christmas Musical entitled
"The First Noel" on December 12 at 6
p.m., December 13 and 15 at 7 p.m.,
December 17 at 7:30 p.m., December
19 at 4 p.m. and December 20 at
7 p.m. Free admission, nursery
provided. The church is located at
4400 70 Avenue N. in Pinellas Park.
Visit www.ppwc.org.


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
727-290-9662.


Comedy Time Tunnel at
Democratic Club Dinner
The Greater Pinellas Democratic
Club is sponsoring an evening of
humor, history, comedy, and surprises
by the "Comedy Time Tunnel" along
with the club's annual Toys for Tots
effort on Thursday, December 16.
Straight from the National Comedy
Hall of Fame Museum, the Museum's
curator will take the audience, in
narration and film (on large screen),
through the histrionics, humor and
antics of early vaudeville, "stand-up"
comedy, theater, radio and the early
years of television comedy. Such
entertainment luminaries as Milton
Berle, Sid Ceasar, Phyllis Diller,
George Burns, Charlie Chaplin,
Steve Allen, Laurel and Hardy etc.,
will be featured.
The meeting, to be held at Banquet
Masters, 8100 Park Boulevard in
Pinellas Park, starts with cocktails
(cash bar) and social time at 6 p.m.
followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30
and concludes with the Comedy
Time Tunnel narration and film
presentation. Don't forget to bring
an unwrapped toy for a little one.
Call Betty Morgenstein at 727-360-
3971 for reservations (dinner is $15).


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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.
Merry Christmas and Happy New
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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-
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Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068


RECREATION WEBSITE-www.
mygulfport.us and follow the links: City
Departments, Leisure services, Rec.
Center.
ACTIVITIES
Open 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.
PROGRAMS
Teen Night Teens, age's middle school
to 17. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. An-
nual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PRO-
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.
TOT TIME PROGRAM Ongoing
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 in January. Call Billie at 239-313-
0876.
* Fencing Wed., 4:30 & 5:30 p.m. Call
Jim Campoli at 813-855-3112.
* Gymnastics Fri., 5:30 p.m. Call
Barbara at 804-9400.
* Holistic Workout- Fri., 9-10 a.m. Call
Ian 459-8319
* Karate Mon. & Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Diane at 459-1399.
* Noisemakers Call Gabe at 345-
7472.
* 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
557-4258
* Yoga Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Tamara at 512-2763.

TOMLINSON SKATE PARK
The City of Gulfport will now allow
bicycles on the Tomlinson Lake Skate
Park on SUNDAYS only for a trial pe-
riod.
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 -l1.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


THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED
FOR THE HOLIDAYS ON FRIDAY,
DECEMBER 24, SATURDAY,
DECEMBER 25, FRIDAY, DECEM-
BER 31, AND SATURDAY,
JANUARY 1.

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-
ries.
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-
lic.


"About the Law" Study Group:
Thursday, January 13, 1:00 pm. Pre-
sented by local chapter of Brandeis
University Women.

UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED,
ALL PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS
ARE HELD IN
THE FRANCES PURDY
FRIENDS ROOM.

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

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Ser ices City Sponsored Activities
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Senior Center 550 27th Ave. So. 893-1231


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Hats off to the Harmonica Club:
Did you know that the Gulfport
Senior Citizen's Harmonica Club
recently provided their 760th
performance? They started at
the Senior Center 16 years and
have been on the road ever since.
Congratulations to leader Leo
Perry and all of the Harmonica
players. We are so proud of you!
Holiday Silent Art Auction: All
are invited to our Holiday Silent
Art Auction on Wed. Dec. 22 from
noon to 2:30pm in the Hickman
Theater Lobby. Includes 10 pieces
of artwork and 2 ceramic pieces.
Low starting bids. A great idea for
your last minute holiday shopping!
Other items also available for
sale.
"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.
Senior Day Trips: New
Year's Eve: 2 days at Seminole
Casino Immokalee, live NYE
entertainment at Casino w/
total $50 free play & $10 food
vouchers, during the day a 4-hour,
Caloosahatchee River Cruise with
buffet meal w/live entertainment
on JC Cruises, 1 night at Fairfield
Inn near Naples. $159/$189. Also,
Tampa Bay Downs Horse Racing
on Wed. Jan. 5 includes Clubhouse
Turn Buffet ($49). Call Carolyn at
347-0806 for info on other Jan.
trips.

SPECIAL SERVICES:
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
information.
GEMS Transportation Service:
Door-to-doortransportationservice
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.
all 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
classes.
SUPPORT GROUPS:
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

JUST FOR FUN
Monday:
Chair Yoga, 10:30am
Movie, Dec. 20 at 12:45pm
Art Workshop, 1pm
Cards/Board Games, 10am & 1pm
Duplicate Bridge, 6:30pm
Tuesday:
Tai Chi (Rec Center, 9am)
Quilting 10am
Stretching, 11:15am
Contract Bridge, 2pm
Euchre, 6:30pm
Wednesday:
Harmonica Practice, 9am
Investment Discussion, 10:30am
Yoga (Scout Hall), 10:30am
Canasta/Pinochle, 6:30pm
Thursday:
Line Dance (Scout Hall), 9:30am
Tai Chi (Rec Center, 9am)
Wii Bowling, 1pm
Contract Bridge, 2pm
Italian Classes, 6pm
Friday:
Knitters, 9am
Writers, 10am
Bingo, 1pm
Chat Room, 2pm

Join our E-mail List: Send us your
e-mail address at cdean@mygulfport.
us or sfrank@mygulfport.us and we
will send you our monthly activity
calendar and notices on special
events.
Senior Center/Foundation


Website:
gulfportseniorfoundation. org.


www.


Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-1070
Faith Cathedral International Church:
9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays
Bible Study: 9:15am, 4th Sun.
Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-
8:15pm




5501 27th Ave. So.
893-1070
Island Community Theatre
presents
"CACTUS FLOWER"
Dec. 2-19
Thurs.-Sat., 8 pm
Sun. Matinee, 2 pm
Tickets $15 Fri., Sat., Sun.
2 for $20 Thurs.
Call 727-430-2328 or
www.islandcommunitytheatre.com


CASINO

5500 Shore Blvd. So.
893-1070
FREE HOLIDAY CONCERT
featuring the
South Pasadena Community Band
Thurs., Dec. 9, 7:30pm

HOLIDAY PARTY & DANCE
Ballroom & Social Dance to
Sig's Moonliters 9-pc. Band
Sun., Dec. 12, 6-10 Opm
$10 Advance, $12 at Door

WEEKLY DANCES
Every Tuesday
Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7
12-1 pm Inter., 1-2pm Beg.,
2-3pm Dance
Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7
6:30-1st timers, 7-8-Beg. Lesson,
8-10:30pm Practica/Milonga
Every Wednesday
Swing Dance
6-8pm Lesson, 8-11 pm Dance $7
Thursday, Dec. 2
Salsa Dance
7-8:30pm Lessons,
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Local Obituaries
ANTZ, ROBERT J.
"BOB", 56 of Gulfport,
died Friday, Dec. 3,
2010 at Woodside
Hospice. Bob grew
up in Tierra Verde
and graduated from
Lakewood High School. He worked
as a commercial fisherman and had
an irrigation/landscape business. He
is survived by a son Matthew Antz,
mother Irene Antz, brother John
Antz, sister Barbara Antz-Hanson, 3
neices, 1 nephew, 4 greatneices and
1 greatnephew. He was preceded in
death by his father Mathias Antz. Bob
will be missed by all who knew him.
There will be a gathering of friends
and family Friday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m.
at A Life Tribute Care, 5601 Gulfport
Blvd. S. with a memorial service at
7:00 pm. Memorial donations can be
made to Woodside Hospice, 6775 102
Ave. N., PP or the American Cancer
Society.

BUDD, JANIE LEE, 65, of South
Pasadena, died Nov. 22, 2010. Janie
will be dearly missed by her loving
children, Hallie Budd and Mark
Budd; grandchildren, Adam and
Evan Budd; parents, Ray and Vivian
Michaels; sister, Marilyn Kelley; and
brother, Tom Michaels.

CRAWBUCK, JOHN R., 87, of St.
Pete Beach, passed away Tuesday
Nov. 30, 2010. John was born Dec. 14,
1922 in Brooklyn, NY and moved to
St. Petersburg in 1979. John served
our country during WWII on a B-17
bomber as a waist gunner in the U.S.
Army Air Corps. He was a prisoner
of war in Germany for 18 months.
He was awarded the Air Medal, the
Purple Heart and the Silver Star. He
was a retired Lieutenant of the New
York City Fire Department and a
former member of the St. Petersburg
Barbershop Quartet Society of St.
Petersburg. John is survived by
his loving wife of 64 years, Eileen;
children Judith Devine, John (Mary)
Crawbuck, Steven Crawbuck, Robert
(Susan) Crawbuck, and Regina
(Russell) Artille; grandchildren
Meghan, Christopher, Allison,
Andrew, Rebecca, Adam, Lucas,
Jessica, Duncan, Hannah; great-
grandchildren Sophia, Christopher,


Eliot; sister Jean Evanson. Friends
will be received at the Brett Funeral
Home, 4810 Central Ave. Thursday,
Dec. 2, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Funeral Mass will follow at 12:30p.m.
at St. John Vianney Catholic Church.
Burial will be Friday, Dec. 3 at 9:15
a.m. at Bay Pines National Cemetery.
On line Memorial and Guestbook at
www.brettfuneralhome.net.

GUGLIETTI,ANGELO PHILIP, 84,
born Sept. 30, 1926, passed away on
Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. He is survived
by his wife Dru; son Philip (Kelly);
daughter Joann; five grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; one brother
Anthony (Irene); one sister Dora and
many nieces and nephews. Born in
Cambridge, MA, he served as a Naval
Communications Specialist in China
and the Philippines during World
War II. He married Dru Vela in 1954.
They relocated to Gulfport, in 1959. In
lieu of flowers, please send donations
to Suncoast Hospice or St. Jude's
Children's Hospital. ALifeTribute
FuneralCare Gulfport.

HALL, MARY ELIZABETH "PAT",
97, of Gulfport, died Wednesday,
Nov. 24, 2010. She is survived by
her children Wadine Patz, Harry
Freeberger and 5 grandchildren.
ALifeTribute-Gulfport.

KIRK, DORIS, 83, of South
Pasadena, died Nov. 29th, 2010.
Survivors include her loving family.
Reese Funeral Home & Crematory,
727-391-9954.

KRUNTORAD, ROBERT J., of St.
Pete Beach passed away Friday Dec.
3, 2010 at his home. He was born Aug.
11, 1921, in Chicago, IL. He moved
to the area in 1964 and worked for
Pinellas County Schools until he
retired from PTEC Clearwater in
1983. He was a member of St. John
Vianney Catholic Church and a WWII
Air Corps veteran. Robert is survived
by his wife of 67 years Eleanore
Kruntorad; son Thomas Konrad and
wife Connie; daughter Linda and
husband Michael Mossey; grandsons
Thomas and wife Andrea Konrad,
Christopher and wife Lesly Konrad;
sister Gloria Nowak. Visitation will
be Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010 from
6-8 p.m. with a prayer service at
7 p.m. at Beach Memorial Chapel
St. Pete Beach. A Catholic Mass will


be held on Thursday Dec. 9, 2010 at
10 a.m. from St. John Vianney
Catholic Church, St. Pete Beach.
In lieu of flowers donations may be
made to Suncoast Hospice. Beach
Memorial Chapel, 727-360-5577.

PLANNING, MARVIN G., 71, of
Gulfport, died Nov. 30, 2010. He is
survived by his wife; 3 children; 1
sister; and 8 grandchildren. Abbey
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Town Shores Bocce
After one month of play and
wonderful weather, the standings
are as follows: Dover is in first place
with seven wins and two losses. In
second place are the Eton, Hampton,
Ivanhoe and the Windsor buildings.
All have six wins and three losses
except the Ivanhoe building which
has eight wins and four losses.
Holding down third place is the
Buckingham and Embassy teams
with each having five wins and four
losses.

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The Holiday Luncheon was a lovely
party. A big thank you goes out to
Bev and Carol for a job well done.
If you are cruising in January and
taking the bus to Tampa, you need
to pay Juday at 344-7558 before the
end of the month. The price for a
round-way trip is $23 which includes
a driver tip.
Bunko will be played on Friday,
December 17. Bring $2 and join
them in the clubhouse lounge at
12:45. Play will begin around 1 p.m.
January activities include a petit
breakfast on Tuesday, January 4 at
9:30 a.m. in the clubhouse lounge to
discuss ideas for the future. Your $5
dues may be paid at that time.
If you would like to see the play
"Chicago" at the St. Petersburg Little
Theatre, get $19 in cash or check to
Judy Z. This will be a matinee at
2 p.m. on Sunday, January 30. The
deadline for reservations and money
paid is January 12. Tickets are
limited to 40 people on a first come,
first served basis.

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Tour Barbara
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By Natalie Leggette
Join me for a tour of the park on
Tuesday, December 21 at 1 p.m.
and learn what your plants need
to survive the winter. Anyone
who has a group can contact me at
384-0701 to tour the park.
Please remember no dogs are
allowed in this park due to the birds
feeding on the ground. Barbara
Gilberg Habitat is located at 1600
Pasadena Avenue.

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,
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Petite Little Theatre
to Perform
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
door.

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.
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, December 17 through Friday,
December 24. Volunteers are needed.
Sign up to wrap by contacting Donna
at 727-545-1116 or 871-0888.

Body Sculpt/Cardio
Kickboxing classes
Get ajump start with your New Year's
resolution with two new classes.
These classes include a combination
of aerobics, strength training, and
kickboxing designed to raise your
heart rate into a "cardio zone". The
fee will be $5 per class or $8 if you do
both classes on the same night and
will be held on Tuesdays, starting
in January. Cardio Kickboxing is
from 6-6:45 p.m. followed by Body
Sculpt from 6:45-7:30 in the Game
Room at the Gulfport Recreation
Center. Please contact the instructor
Billie at 239-313-0876 or John at the
Recreation Center at 727-893-1079.

Accompanist Needed
A sax player who volunteers are
Menorah Manor is looking for an
accompanist to play chords. If
interested, call Bonnie Berman at
727-302-3729.

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ST. PETE BEACH- The community
center's doors opened to a twinkle
and festive glow as community
members bid in a silent auction
on trees and wreaths decorated by
individuals and community business
leaders. Children listened to holiday
stories read by youth service's
librarian Maryjane Hyatt. Proceeds
from the inaugural event benefited
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Grief: Moving On
W writing about grief and
handling it are two
different things. Neither is
particularly easy. I'm writing about it
this week to share my own experience,
not for sympathy or pity- that's really
annoying but because so many of
us share a common experience. Who
hasn't lost a loved one?
In my case, it was my daughter
who died from swine flu a year ago.
I shared the information with you
then. Consider this a follow-up. She
was 49, active as editor and manager
of a weekly newspaper, leader in her
community, married with two step-
children. It took about a week of the
flu to destroy her lungs. A month
later she was gone.
As a family, there was agony and
guilt and many questions. Could
she have been diagnosed earlier,
would it have helped, did she get the
right care, could the doctors have
been more pro-active, why did her
husband recover and she didn't? This
was particularly frustrating because
two of her siblings, and their spouses
are doctors. All were at the bedside at
one time or another. We did not lack


for medical advice, but should we
have insisted on more action? Could
drastic action (a type of heart lung
machine intervention) have changed
the outcome?
The consensus a year later, with
20-20 hindsight, is that it should have
been tried. But, would the procedure
have killed her as the head doctor
of the care unit predicted? Survival
odds for adults using this procedure
are not high. What would have been
the guilt then? Would her husband
have ever agreed to it?
Other "guilt" feelings invade.
As a parent you review all your
moments together or apart. How
does "should" stack up against "did"?
Unfortunately, you can't back fill the
past. If you could, would it be done
correctly? Ltlim.li.-ly, it is what
it is and done is done. Life moves
on hopefully with lessons learned.
Family relationships become more
special, closer. More introspection
follows. Remembrances, memorials
follow.
In my case, I put together and had
printed personal poems my daughter
wrote between the ages of 11 and
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her work, her church, her community
activities.
It all helps, but filling and repairing
that tear in the heart is impossible
and incredibly stressful. Mine, to
my surprise (I'm tougher than that),
reacted negatively and the result
was a mild heart attack. Time, again
becomes more precious. Or, as one of
my sons noted last week, "time is the
real enemy. Not money."
You become more acutely aware of
events around you. One of the first
things you learn is that "Hey. It ain't
all about you". Others hurt just as
badly and have had worse things
happen to them. We have friends
who lost their 13-year-old son in a
car accident a mile from their home.
Last week in St. Petersburg, a car
accident killed a young mother and
her unborn child. In Connecticut,
a man survived a severe beating
by intruders, but his wife and two
children are murdered. How can
he cope? Can we even imagine the
feelings?
Sick children sometimes (though
not often) die as my two pediatrician
children have notedbefore. Accidents,
disease, self-inflicted maladies
such as addictions, fights, murders,
suicides and wars take many "before
their time".
What is "your time"? Many feel
it is all God's time. Either God is
in control or he is not. There is a
purpose in every life and we don't
see it immediately, or even in our
lifetime. I have been encouraged to
praise God. I never felt resentful in
the first place, but it's still a difficult
concept to embrace. I'm still working
on it, and feel better for doing so.
Others only see a randomness and
accept it and move on. As expressed
in the ancient Persian poem, the
Rubaiyiat of Omar Khayyam:
"The moving finger writes and,
having writ,
Moves on: nor all your piety and
wit
Shall lure it Back to cancel half a
line
Nor all your tears wash out a word
of it."
Whatever your beliefs, on our
conveyor belt of time, we move on.

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


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American Legion Activities

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

The Auxiliary is hosting a Pajama Pizza Party to decorate the Post on Dec. 12th, 6p.m. Prizes: 1st; 2nd & 3rd place for
best pajamas! Come join the fun and help us make the Post reflect the holiday season!
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
Post.
Have you forgotten that we have been sending packages to our soldiers? We are in desperate need of canned foods with
pop tops, powdered drink mixes, instant coffee, cookies, canned chops, crackers, lip balms, candy, baby wipes, batteries,
etc. These items may be dropped of at the Post at any time. For more information, please call Shirley at 510-1919.


Post 305
6999 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 367-1596
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
Bar Bingo 7pm Fish & Chicken Steak Dinner Sports 12-6pm Bucky Burgers ALA Exec. Mtg. ALA Caf6
Food Served 6-8pm 6-8pm 5-8pm 5:45pm 6-8pm
Reg. Mtg. 6pm Accordian Club
Entertainment Barry Karaoke Dee Karaoke
7-10pm 7-10pm 7-10pm Harry 7-10pm Exe. Com. Mtg.6pm

ALA Cafe6 entrees vary monthly, appetizers & desserts also available. Phone 727-367-1596, www.post305.org
New Years Eve party Fri., Dec. 31, 7-lam. Hot & cold hors'doeuvre buffet, $15 donation, cash bar. Music by Second
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anniversary. Cake and balloons
were part of its celebration
however the best part were the
smiles on everyone's faces.
They all have stories to share,
plus a different topic to talk
about every Friday at 2 p.m.
at the Gulfport Senior Center.
Come one, come all and share
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2010-2011
Gulfport Historical
Calendars are In!
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.

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.org.


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Gulfport Beach November Water Quality Report


By Cathy Salustri
Each week the City of Gulfport tests the water quality
in the waters off Gulfport Beach. Gulfport has contracted
with the City of St. Petersburg for the tests.
Every month The Gabber publishes the results of those
tests. If, at any time, the tests show that the water quality
poses a health risk, the City of Gulfport will issue a Health
Advisory. Gulfport typically receives test results within a
week of taking the sample.
Currently, the City tests for two things: enterococcus
and fecal coliform. Scientists consider enterococcus a
common bacteria found in animal and human intestines,
and, resultingly, in human and animal excrement.
Federal standards used to require agencies to measure
water quality by the amount of fecal coliform along public
beach waters but recently have replaced fecal coliform
with enterococcus as the standard. Fecal coliform also
comes from the waste of warm-blooded animals, including
humans.
The City of Gulfport currently tests for both types of
bacteria. Test results will help classify Gulfport Harbor as
"good", "moderate", or "poor". Enterococcus of less than 35
parts per 100 milliliter and fecal coliform of less than 199
per 100 milliliter of saltwater indicate good water quality.
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Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 11/26
Domestic Verbal- 1000 BIk 54th St.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Theft- 5000 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5500 BIk
12th Ave. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 4600
BIk 29th Ave. S.
Theft- 4900 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Prowler- 2500 BIk 50th St. S.
Saturday 11/27
Call for Officer- 5600 BIk 20th Ave.
S.
Suspicious Person- 3000 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Violation of Court Order- 5600 BIk
17th Ave. S.
Trespasser- 2400 BIk 49th St. S.
Burglary- 2700 BIk 54th St. S.
Sunday 11/28
Call for Officer- 2600 BIk 46th St. S.


Noise Complaint- 2700 BIk 53rd St.
S.
Theft- 5500 BIk 14th Ave. S.
Prowler- 5100 BIk 8th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Stolen Vehicle- 5100 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Monday 11/29
Trouble with Individual- 3000 BIk
49th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1600 BIk
58th St. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 900 BIk
58th St. S.
Accident with Injuries- 2400 BIk
52nd St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5500 BIk 14th Ave.
S.
Burglary- 3000 BIk 18th Ave. S.
Tuesday 11/30
Domestic Verbal- 1300 BIk York St.
S.
Stolen Vehicle (Attempted)- 5800
BIk 26th Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- 2900 BIk 59th St.
S.


Battery- 1000 BIk 49th St. S.
Reckless Driver- 5700 BIk 16th Ave.
S.
Battery- 5200 BIk 27th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 59th
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1700 BIk
52nd St. S.
Battery- 5200 BIk Tangerine Ave. S.
Traffic Stop Failed to Stop- 5100 BIk
24th Ave. S.
Wednesday 12/1
Suspicious Vehicle- 5600 BIk 26th
Ave. S.
Burglary- 5100 BIk 12th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2000 BIk
58th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
20th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 6000 BIk
Kipps Colony Dr. E.
Domestic Battery- 2800 BIk 48th St.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 1400 BIk
51st St. S.
Thursday 12/2
Truant- 1200 BIk Freemont St. S.
Street Obstruction- 1000 BIk 51st
St. S.
Call for Officer- 5200 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5400 BIk 14th Ave.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 2700 BIk
54th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 6100 BIk
Kipps Colony Dr. E.
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The next City-Wide Crime Awareness meeting will be held on Monday,
December 13 at 7 p.m. in the Gulfport Neighborhood Center located at 1617
49 Street S. This meeting is open to all Gulfport residents and interested
persons. For more information, contact Ernie Stone at 727-278-9277 or Jeri
Reed at 727-548-5566 (days), 727-327-3509 (evenings) or at jrvolunteer@aol.
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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.
Make sure you lock your car
doors.
* 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,
request it from the store.
Lock your vehicle once you are
back in it.
Do not sit in your car catching up
your checkbook. You can do that at
home.


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 18 and 19 at
Tyrone Mall.

Time to Renew
Your Tag?
Endpetoverpopulationbypurchasing
or renewing your Florida Animal
Friend license plate. Proceeds from
the plates provide public education
programs on the benefits of spaying/
neutering pets. Information about
this program can be found on the
site: www.floridaanimalfriend.org.

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The Real Estate Buyer's
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One of the single largest investments
of your lifetime may be when you
purchase a home or some other type
of real estate. In many cases, your
entire life savings could be invested
and potentially at risk. As a result, it
is very important that any prospective
purchaser of real estate proceed with
a certain amount of caution.
PURCHASE AND SALE
AGREEMENT
The first document that a potential
buyer of real estate will encounter is
the Real Estate Purchase And Sale
Agreement. This document is one of
the most important papers you will
sign in a real estate transaction. The
details contained in this agreement
determine what real property you
will buy and how you will buy it.


What is in this agreement also
establishes what your rights and
responsibilities are in the upcoming
real estate transaction.
The following is a brief checklist of
items which should be considered by
a buyer of real estate:
1. What exactly are you purchasing?
Are land, buildings and personal
property included as part of the
sale?
2. When will you be entitled to take
possession of the property? Will the
current owners need time after the
closing to move out of the property?
Can you live with this?
3. What kind of deed should the
seller of the real estate give you?
Should it be an agreement for deed, a
quitclaim deed or a warranty deed?
4. Will the seller provide you with
good, marketable title?
5. Who is responsible for the payment
of real estate and other taxes? Will
they be prorated?
6. What persons should be required
to sign and accept the real estate
contract and closing documents? Is it
necessaryfor both ahusbandandwife
to sign the documents? Who should
sign the documents if a corporation is


involved in the deal?
7. What are the zoning or other
restrictions on the use of the real
property?
8. Are water, mineral or timber
rights involved in the sale of the real
estate? Have they been properly
covered in the agreement?
9. In what time frame does the
purchase offer need to be accepted
or refused? Are there certain
contingencies in the real estate
contract which require satisfaction
prior to the contract becoming
effective and legally enforceable?
10. Who pays for the costs of title
insurance, property inspection,
intangible tax on the mortgage,
documentary stamps and the broker
fee?
These are but a few of the questions
which should be answered before you
sign a real estate agreement. Only
then will you know if the real estate
purchase you are contemplating will
truly meet your needs.
Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson
Law Offices which is located at
1135 Pasadena Avenue South, Suite
140, St. Petersburg, Florida. The
telephone number is 727-347-5131.
Mr. Myers welcomes calls regarding
this article and other related legal
topics. This column outlines general
legal principles and is not intended to
give you legal advice. If you have a
specific question about the law, please
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GULFPORT-Back by popular
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proud to once again offer a six-week
playwriting workshop taught by
local playwright Tinamarie Hansen.
Over the course of the workshop,
students will discover the elements
of playwriting and will be guided
through the process of creating a
10-15 minute one-act play.
The workshop is being held on
Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m.
January 18 through February 22 at
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Prostate Cancer
Inaugural 5K Run/Walk
The Inaugural 5K Run & Walk was
created to help raise funds to support
awareness, education, detection and
counseling for Prostate Cancer to
assist the J. West Cancer Foundation.
Support organizations are the
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce and
the City of Gulfport.
This event takes place on
Saturday January 8 at 8 a.m. at
the Historic Gulfport Casino, 5500
Shore Boulevard S. in Gulfport.
Registration starts now for $20, then
$25 after December 31. You will
find the race registration form in
the Gulfport Gabber. Runners and
walkers can pick up their packet and
t-shirt at the Casino, Friday, January
7 from 3-6:30 p.m. Late registration
is available at the Casino Saturday
from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. Also, you can
help a local cause and bring a non-
perishable food item at Race Day
for the Gulfport Senior Center Food
Pantry.
Amenities for participants will be
plentiful: A keep sake cool t-shirt,
awards, drawings, fruit, bagels, water
and much more! For more questions,
call Race Director Mike Calamari at
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Clothes To Kids (CTK) has an
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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
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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
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every child leaves with a complete
week's worth of school clothing.
New or gently used clothes and shoes
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The St. Petersburg Writers Club
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of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the West
Branch Library at the corner of 8th
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other member critiques.
Membership is open to writers of
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working in any literary genre. Dues
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Help Others with their
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Medicare open enrollment season for
Part D and MAPD is from November
15 to December 31, 2010. Volunteers
are needed to help individuals
understand the choices and make
an unbiased decision. If you have an
inquiring mind, tact and sensitivity
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Welcome to the Beach
Welcome to Paradise. I'll be
your tour guide today. As
you drive onto our beach,
we'd like to remind you that one
street over from the empty buildings
that used to be a hardware store and
restaurant, we've got a delightful
collection of shops. What? Oh, that's
just Mermaids, a bikini bar. No, we
don't allow nudity we're a family
beach, after all. Across the street?
Um, well, that's an "adult novelty"
shop. The locals just rave about the
restaurant next door. Unfortunately,
no, you can't park in the vacant lot
on the other side. Check out the
diner across the street- they make
everything from scratch. What's
that? No, actually, you can't park
in the vacant lot next to the diner,
either. But we've got trolleys that go
up and down the beach. See, there's
a stop over there. Behind the bus
stop? It's a seafood restaurant and
an ice cream parlor. No, they don't
make change for the bus. No, I'm
not exactly sure why the bus stop
is right in front of their building.
Yes, I realize it's hard to see that
they're there at all. Fortunately, the
city commission has relaxed its sign
ordinance, so they along with every
other business can put a big sign
right out at the edge of the road so
you know they're there. What's that
now? Blight?


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You know what, why don't we take
you down to our world-famous beach?
There's plenty of parking there, and
plenty of white sand. Those are sea
oats, a beach grass that prevents
erosion. Their roots anchor the
sand so it doesn't wash out to sea.
Pardon me? Oh, those are tee groins,
and they, too, keep the sand from
eroding. Ugly? Well, beauty is in
the eye of the beholder. When we
first had them installed, they were
covered with sand. What's that now?
Oh. It eroded.
Let's forget the erosion and rent
some scooters. No, past the vacant
lot. There's a rental place just down
the street; the owner's really made
the building look great. What? No,
there's no accident. The local power
company's replacing some power
poles, and they've got the street
narrowed to one lane up ahead.
Frustrating? Yes, well, I suppose,
but it's good practice for when they
finally bury the power lines next
year. Why didn't they do that at
the same time to save money and
frustration, you say? Heh. Let's let
the locals worry about that. You just
enjoy your vacation, OK?
Let's take these scooters to the side
street isn't this better? Oh, watch
the pot holes. Those scooter tires
are tiny; you'll go right over if you
don't watch yourself. These houses?
Well, mostly rentals. They started as
housing for families of people staying
at the veteran's hospital that is now
the pardon me? No, I never noticed
that. I suppose you're right- this
street could use some attention, but,
to be fair, most visitors don't travel
this road much, so- What? Why
does it look so run down? I guess it's
because a lot of landlords don't live
in the city, so they don't get a vote,
and most of the tenants work at the
hotels, restaurants and bars and
don't have a chance to keep up with
the meetings. Maybe they do kind of
fall by the wayside when it comes to
the city making improvements. But
that's not important how about
some lunch?


That cafe up there? Actually, it's
closed. The burger place next to it?
It's closed, too. The pizza place? The
pub? You're killing me here. No, not
everything is closed. Right now's
a hard time for local businesses.
That's why it's so important people
like you come and tell your friends
back home what a vibrant beach
community we are. Hey, what do
you want to do after lunch?
You want to rent a boat? Well, we
have a couple of places you can rent
kayaks or get a boat tour. A marina?
Well, no, we don't have a marina-
yet. We're getting there, though. One
commissioner asked for a study...
what? The empty lot at the end of
Corey? It probably would make a
great marina, but the city doesn't
own it. No, I don't know why the city
doesn't make the owner clean up the
graffiti.
Look, are you ever going to notice
what a great beach community we
have here, or are you just going
to harp on all these little things?
Everyone knows that the important
thing is that we have a great beach.
What? I resent you saying that. We
absolutely do support our businesses,
and we care about the residents. We
have committees! We have a Sunday
market, craft festivals, and concerts.
We have a comprehensive plan, for
heaven's sake. No, let's not talk
about that- we've got a great little
community here-
Who's that now? Gulfport? No,
that's across the bay. Venice? Hilton
Head? Look, people visiting this city
don't care about all that twinkling
lights and design guidelines. They're
not interested in character. They're
interested in beaches and hotels. As
long as we have a spit of sand and a
place to sleep, people will come.
We've got bigger things to worry
about here- wejust lost a lawsuit, and
we're trying to deal with some issues
about our city's comprehensive plan.
We don't have time to deal with-
What's that?
The lawsuit? Oh, just some
planning and zoning type of things.
You wouldn't be interested. Now,
about those beaches...

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Gladys Moses is one of 180
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who depend on Gulfport's door-
to-door transportation service
to get around Gulfport and
beyond. The Apothecary, the
Gulfport Fresh Market, food
stores and several restaurants
are just some of the places that
Ms. Moses frequents. She also
uses GEMS for trips to South
Pasadena and St. Petersburg
for medical appointments and
other shopping needs.
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saying she can sum it up in two words: "They care!" She goes on to say "GEMS
is a very dependable service and important to me since I don't have family
close by to assist me. The prices, too, are very reasonable compared to other
transportation services that I have used in the past." Ms. Moses wonders why
more Gulfport seniors don't use GEMS.
The Senior Advisory Committee on Aging also wants to see more Gulfport
seniors take advantage of this excellent "door to door" transportation service.
The Committee is in the process of creating a Directory of Gulfport Businesses
which will be distributed to GEMS riders in January. For more information
about GEMS, call Jay at 893-2242 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through
Friday.


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

For the Love of Smoking


I'm trying to quit smoking. This is
news only because after 30 some
years I have never so much as
even tried. I knew I'd fail like all the
statistics show. And truth be known,
I like it.
Cigarettes have been a part of my
life now longer than they haven't.
They have been my friend, my loyal
buddy, my constant when my world
was upside down, and even when
it was upside right. When I've had
nothing else to look forward to, I
could always look forward to my
next cigarette. Some of my best
friends, favorite family members and
coworkers have been smokers. It's
like an all-encompassing acceptance
gold card into a certain social club.
No annual fee.
I'm old enough to remember
smoking on airplanes, in movie
theaters and even in hospitals where
oxygen wasn't in use. Certainly in
restaurants and bars. I remember
the cigarette machines with their
pull handles being as commonplace
as public phone booths. Now you can't
smoke anywhere. Employers don't
want to hire you. Insurers don't want
to insure you. And even hospitals
would have you drag your IV pole 50
feet away from the entrance doors.
I like the feel of a cigarette between
my fingers. I like the first drag or two
when it calms and comforts me. I like
it with a cup of coffee. I like it with a
beer. I like it after eating something.
I like it when I'm driving. I like it
when I'm bored and as a break from
being busy. God forgive me, I really,
really like it and I will really, really
miss it when I quit.
Before I take such a drastic step
as quitting though, I'm looking for
alternatives. I've smoked menthol
cigarettes all these years and someone
told me they had glass or something
in them and were really the worst
cigarettes one could smoke. So I've
recently switched to non-menthol.
I'm still coughing every now and
then, but I figure I can always switch


By Anne Rush


to non-menthol Lights. And after
that, maybe Ultra-Lights, kind of my
own Nicoderm CQ without the patch
if you will.
But before I give up completely and
settle for simply breathing air, I'm
holding out for a healthy cigarette.
In a day and age when we've learned
that carrots now cause cataracts
and red wine is good (even great
for the heart!), I know we're on the
right track. Right now I'm following
research on a product wrapped
with grape leaves and stuffed with
hummus and uses an aloe filter.
They're looking for investors.
In the meantime, I aim to be the raspy
voice that stands up for smokers'
rights and fights discrimination.
Smoking is legal after all, but the
discrimination is rampant. Society
has determined that we are the
most disgusting, vile life form ever
to have inhabited the earth. I see it
a bit differently. I recently read a
letter to the editor from a guy who
was complaining about the smokers
in the outside seating area of a
restaurant. He seemed to think it
was his right to dine in the delightful
weather without being offended by
their smoke. It is his right. On his
backyard patio. You can't have it
both ways, buddy.
And while I'm at it, let me dispel
the myth that kissing a smoker is
like kissing an ash tray. It's simply
not true. You see, I only ever dated
other smokers, and when we kissed,
it was very enjoyable, thank you very
much!
Even President Obama struggles
with quitting. At least in that regard,
I feel for him. Can you imagine being
the President of the United States
of America and living in the White
House and having to go outside in
the dead of winter to have a smoke?
Doesn't seem fair, does it? Wait.
I'll take it a step further. I suspect
the real reason why there's such
partisanship in politics is that our
leaders are no longer allowed to sit


together in the proverbial back room,
enjoy a cigar or some puffs on a pipe,
and make deals and compromise.
How is that right? Even the Indians
smoked a peace pipe for crying out
loud.
Cigarettes have been taxed so
highly that they've now become
nothing short of a revenue cash cow.
The non-smoking masses should be
parting the seas in gratitude to us.
Nowadays, name brand cigarettes
are a status symbol. When I see a
man buying a carton of Marlboros, I
smell money. And so I want to offer
him a light. Because I know he'll
probably need one.
You see, all cigarettes are stamped
with FSC which stands for Fire Safe
Cigarette. Which means they go out
all the time. Curiously though, if I
leave one in my ash tray and walk
away for a few minutes to drain the
pasta or something and come back, it's
burned down to the filter. Or like the
other day when I was driving down
the road and dropped it somewhere
on the floor of my car and found it
still burning a hole in the carpet on
my floorboard. No, it wasn't very fire
safe then. Let's face it. Big tobacco
is in bed with BIC, and we all know
what they do when they're done.
Still I know I need to quit. I'm trying
to get the mindset of imagining my
life without them. I even bought
a book entitled "I Don't Smoke A
Joyous Adventure!". I gotta tell ya,
I got 2/3 of the way through it and
hadn't found the joy. I even skipped
ahead to the last page. Still no joy.
It was just stupid. Asking me to
contemplate such things as what is
the environment in which I smoke?
I wrote on my worksheet "Wherever
I am". What are my triggers? I wrote
"The fact that I haven't had one in a
few hours". Geez!
I'm pleased to report that I've started
taking generic Wellbutrin which is
supposed to help curb the cravings.
Last week I managed to not smoke at
work at all and it really wasn't that
hard. And of course I don't smoke
at night when I'm sleeping, so I'm
making progress, right? It's more
mental for me at this point I think.
But I'll get there.
Look, everyone knows that every
smoker will quit one day, one way
another. All I'm asking is that until
we do, lighten up.


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USCG Safe Boating
Program
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: "Which
Boat is for You" December 14, and
Christmas vacation December 21
and 28.
January program includes:
"Equipment for Your Boat" January
4, W.i|.-i-..iv Watch\Trailering
Your Boat" January 11, "Handling
Your Boat" January 18, and "Your
Highway Signs" January 25.
Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes
new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim
at 360-4846, Warren at 321-7801, or
Phil at 865-2226.

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

By Leigh Clifton

The program
Operation Santa
was started 19 years
ago at the Gulfport
Police Department
and gives new
donated toys and
grocery and food
gift cards to needy
Gulfport families
at Christmastime.
Families who felt
they may need
some assistance
were encouraged
to register at the
Police Department
at the beginning
of November. This
year there are 51
families and 151
needy children
registered with
the department.
Donations of new
unwrapped toys,
games andmonetary
donations will be
distributed among
the needy families.
But according to
Operation Santa
Coordinator
Francine Whitten,
donations are way
down and they Operation Santa coordinators Francine Whitten and Cynthia
are in real need Hayes stand with Gulfport Police Chief Robert Vincent in front o0
of money to buy donations for Operation Santa.
grocery gift cards
for local food stores as well as to purchase food gift cards for the older kids.
The money will also be used to supplement the purchase of toys if there aren't
enough obtained through donations.
The Women's Club of Gulfport donated 10 bags of toys and stuffed animals
on Tuesday afternoon and more is hopefully expected from the local yacht
clubs as well.
Operation Santa will be accepting donations until December 23rd. The Police
Explorers will then call the families to come in and pick up their donated
items, which will be in plain black trash bags. This is so that the parents see
what has been donated and can wrap the presents themselves. Any donations
received after the 23rd of December will be kept at the Police Station; some
may be used to comfort kids who may be victims of domestic violence or abuse
and the rest is usually donated to All Children's Hospital, who accepts toy
donations all year long.
"This year I don't think they'll be a lot of leftover toys," Cynthia Hayes said.
"But hopefully the public will come through for these needy families so they
can have a nice holiday too."


Beta Sigma Phi
Beta Sigma Phi is an international
sorority which provides women with
a social and cultural outlet. The 12
chapters of Sunshine City Council
meet at various times depending on
the chapter format. Chapters may
participate and support a variety of
service projects in the area. If you
would like to learn more about Beta
Sigma Phi, please contact Susan
Henry at 244-8045.
The members and guests of
Sunshine City Council chapters
gathers for the annual Christmas
Brunch on Saturday, December 4 at
Banquet Masters. There were many
members and guests in attendance.
All the children were presented with
a holiday gift bag of goodies. Diana
Hobbs' grandson provided the piano
music for all to sing Christmas carols.
This event kicked off the holiday
season and everyone was in the spirit
of the season. The chairman, Kathy
Rollins and her committee did a
wonderful job as everything was very
festive.
The Beta Bozo clown unit will visit
Pasadena Manor Nursing Home on
Friday, December 10 to distribute
holiday cookies to the residents.
Laureate Epsilon Theta's annual
couple's Christmas dinner will be
held on Saturday, December 18 at the
home of Sharon and Rogers Ingram.
The co-hostess for the social is Valerie
Rankin. Sharon and Val will prepare
the meal for all members and guests
attending. An ornament exchange
among the ladies and a gift exchange
among the men will take place.
For more information, please
contact, Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.


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Brownie Troop 997
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Are you a young girl between the
ages of 7 and 9 (2nd and 3rd graders),
interested in discovering the fun,
friendship and power of girls working
together? Then Gulfport Girl Scouts
Brownie Troop 997 is looking for you!
Their Brownie Troop meets every
Monday evening at 6:15 p.m. at the
Gulfport Recreation Center, 2nd
floor. Meetings last about an hour.
The Girl Scouts' mission is to build
a sense of courage, confidence, and
character in girls, and teach them to
help make the world a better place.
Their goals are to help girls develop
their full individual potential;
to learn to relate to others with
understanding, skill, and respect; to
develop values to guide their actions
and provide the foundation for sound
decision-making; and to contribute to
the improvement of society through
their abilities, leadership skills, and
cooperation with others.
As a Brownie, girls have the
opportunity to wear the Girl Scout
Brownie Pin showing they belong
to Girl Scouts of the USA, and they
earn badges and insignia during the
year which can be proudly displayed
on a Brownie sash or belt. They
have many fun and age appropriate
activities for the girls, and also field
trips, community service projects
and other fun activities throughout
the year.
Joining their troop is simple! You
are welcome to come by their next
meeting on Monday evening, at 6:15
and find out what they are all about.
The Gulfport Recreation Center is
located at 5730 Shore Boulevard S.
at the intersection of Shore Blvd. S.
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they can be ready for you -be assured
you will receive a warm welcome from
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Old Cell Phones can
Be Lifeline for Seniors
Donate your old cell phones to the
Senior Safety Phone Project which
provides seniors in Pinellas and Pasco
counties with free emergency cell
phones. The Area Agency on Aging
of Pasco Pinellas collects donated
cell phones, tests and charges the
phones, and then distributes them to
seniors in the community. For a full
list of the donation and distribution
sites in Pasco and Pinellas counties,
please call the Senior Helpline at
1-800-96ELDER (1-800-963-5337).


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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.
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caregivers and loved ones.
FTRI provides free amplified
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Photo by Leigh Clifton
Bogie's Kenny "Speedy" Smith sails over three Pinellas Park defenders on the way to two
points. Bogie beat Pinellas Park, 83 to 59.







County Announces
New Low Interest Rate
Dreaming of a new home but
having a hard time with financing?
The Housing Finance Authority of
Pinellas County is making it more
affordable with its First-Time Home
Buyer Program for individuals who
have never owned a home, have not
owned a home in the last three years
or veterans.
The interest rate for the Home
Key 1st Mortgage program has been
reduced to 4.50 percent to qualified
borrowers. And if you need a little
help with down payment, up to $8,000
is available through the Home Key
2nd Mortgage program at 0 percent
interest with payments deferred
until you sell, transfer, or refinance
the property.
For information, call the Housing
Finance Authority at 727-464-8210.

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

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 below.
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
visiblyplacedon the helmet. Annual
fee for stickers is $5 for residents
and $10 for non-residents. Also,
all -k.ii,.'-1 .ii..-i-,4 17 years of
age or younger must have a signed
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parental consent form filed at the
Gulfport Recreation Center which
is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S.
Any -k,.ii.-1'i li- 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., Mi ni1.iy-Fii1.iy. 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.


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


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


more at ease and under-
stand that I have been
there and done that MY-
SELF."
"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
Georgia.
"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-
gia.
The firm also handles
Short Sale negotia-
tions, defense against
foreclosures, wills &
trusts, civil litigation
and loan modifica-
tion.
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.


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Speedo Run to Benefit Children


I his is the first year the lampa Bay area will have a banta speeclo Hun like the in Boston
(pictured here), a one-mile run to benefit children affected or infected by HIV/AIDS. Event
organizer Anthony Barros says that both Aids Services Association of Pinellas and its parent
company, Suncoast Hospice, "are grateful for all the support Gulfport brings us, whether it's
financial support or volunteers."


By Cathy Salustri

On December 18 at 3 p.m., runners
clad in Speedos and, perhaps, Santa
hats will line up at (' lm.-i Park. At
the sound of the starting pistol they
will race along Beach and then Shore
Boulevard towards the Gulfport Rec-
reation Center.
"It's a one mile 'fun run'," Anthony
Barros says. "It's just one mile to
run to raise money and have fun. In
my head I picture people with Santa
hats on, maybe Santa beards"
Barros, the Resource Development
Manager for the Suncoast Hospice,
brought the event to Gulfport. The
money raised at the event will go to
Brighter Seasons for Children, an
Aids Services Association of Pinellas
(ASAP) program for children infected
and affected by HIV/AIDS. The pro-
gram provides holiday gifts, spring
picnics, backpacks and school sup-
plies, and meals at holiday times.
Barros says two other communities
expressed interest in hosting the
Santa Speedo Run, but he wanted to
bring it to Gulfport. "I think it will
be a great event that Gulfportians
will embrace. It's just quirky enough
for Gulfport to be accepted there and
embraced by the community," Barros
says. If y heart just is in Gulfport; I
really want to do as much to help the
community as possible every ex-
tra dollar we can bring to Gulfport,
62


it just helps out. It's a community
that's dear to my heart."
The event takes place in ten states.
It started a decade ago when Bos-
ton runners wanted to raise money
for children. Runners don Speedos
or running shorts (per the city's re-
quest, ASAP's web site reminds run-
ners that they may not wear thongs),
any holiday attire they desire and
pay a minimum of $20 to enter the
run.
"The premise is Speedos, but people
are able to run in anything they're
comfortable in," Barros says, point-
ing out that many marathon run-
ners don't wear much more than that
when they run. "The premise is to
have fun and raise money for a good
cause. If we can get 100 people this
year, I'll be happy. You have to start
somewhere. My goal is to have 1000
people running in Gulfport. That's
not going to happen overnight, but
maybe in five years."
"Just like Gulfport has made their
own Geckofest, I hope that when peo-
ple think of Gulfport they think, 'Oh
that's the place where they do the
Santa Speedo Run," Barros says.

Contact Cathy Salustri at
CathySalustri@theGabber.com.
For more information on the run,
visit ASAPServices.org.


Emergency Energy
Assistance for Seniors
Pinellas County Health and Human
Services Department provides
emergency energy assistance of up to
$600 to senior citizens unable to pay
their power bills.
Funds from the Area Agency on
Aging of Pasco/Pinellas Inc. can help
residents 60 and older in danger of
having their power disconnected
during the designated cooling and
heating seasons when demand and
bills are higher than normal. Eligible
seniors must have a crisis with a
delinquent notice from the utility
company or a notice that power has
been shut off to be considered for
help. They may also qualify to receive
repairs to a cooling unit or a voucher
for fans, heaters and blankets.
Eligible seniors can receive help
up to twice a year during each high-
demand season. Health and Human
Services staff members screen
applicants to determine if they meet
income limits. The income limit is
150 percent of the Federal Poverty
Guideline. For a household of one,
the limit is $16,245 a year. For two
people, the income limit is $21,855
(add $5,610 for each additional
member of family units with more
than eight members.)
Prospective clients can either stop
by a Health and Human Services
office or call for an appointment
and information. Call Annie Shaw
at 727-464-8400 in Clearwater or
Anne Eicher at 727-582-7781 in
St. Petersburg. Health and Human
Services offices are located at
2189 Cleveland Street, Suite 230,
Clearwater and at ,; 17 First Avenue
N. in St. Petersburg.
This program is funded by Area
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Heritage Village:
By Cathy Salustri

When most people use the phrase
"take a trip through history," they're
speaking metaphorically. At Heritage
Village in Largo, though, people can
literally walk through local history.

IAT WT,Almost 30 build-
W .. *ings spanning
150 years sprawl out over 21 acres
of pines and palmettos. Heritage Vil-
lage's homes and other buildings il-
lustrate Pinellas county's history. To
call Heritage Village a museum is not
necessarily untrue, but it doesn't
begin to describe the experience.
You'll tour churches, schoolhouses,
homes, and
barns. You can .
linger in these
places; each
building has ,
different exhib-
its.
At the Plant
-Sumner House,
you can experi-
ence hands-on .-
history with pe-
riod items you
can pick up and use. Over
at the Moore house you can try out
a hand-operated water pump. The
Lowe Barn lets you see close-up how
to grind sugar cane, smoke meat, and
process sugar cane syrup.
Throughout the day, Heritage Vil-
lage volunteers lead guided tours,
give demonstrations, don period cos-
tumes and answer questions about
the homes, outbuildings, and Pinel-
las life over the past two centuries.
The Village also has historic ar-
chives and a library of photographs,
scrapbooks, maps, and other special
collections. Anyone can make an ap-
pointment to peruse these archives.

_V 7 Y.,Heritage Village is a
S.L popular field trip for
local schools, but anyone interested
in how Pinellas grew up will find
the oldest homes, log cabins, stores,


Walk Through Living History
schools and other pieces of
history fascinating. The
guided tours and period I
actors offer the casual
historian an engaging
way to learn about the
city's past.
Heritage Village also has
the unique benefit of hav-
ing buildings from every
corner of the county in one
spot. From Tarpon Springs'
Union Academy to the Mer-
cantile Store from south St. close
Petersburg, Heritage Village lets you week and has
experience Pinellas history in one dependant on b
park. funding from th


WHOPinel-
las County Historical
Society and the Pinel-
las County Commis-
sioners run the Vil-
lage.


WHEN:
Wednesday through
Sunday, 10 a.m. 4
p.m. and from 1 p.m. 4
p.m. on Sundays. The Village closes
on Monday and major holidays.

,Find Heri-
WHEREtage Vil-
lage at 11909 125th Street North in
Largo, by the Pinellas County Exten-
sion Service and the Florida Botani-
cal Gardens. Visit PinellasCounty.
org/heritage for more information.

n 7 Tpart: The volunteer
.L SkJ.I actors/historians
who welcome visitors to each build-
ing. They educate and entertain, and
guests learn about everything from
the oldest structure in Pinellas, the
McMullen-Coachman log cabin (circa
1852) to how to grind sugar cane.

W D part: Budget
W.O .I. cuts have im-
pacted Heritage Village. The Village


no w
es an extra day a
grown increasingly
oth volunteers and
e Pinellas Historical


Society. In the early 1980s, guides
met visitors at almost every house;
today, the Village has only a smatter-
ing of these talented volunteers.

MI Question: Her-
--. I itage Village
costs nothing, but does accept tax-
deductible donations.

D A .Throughout
. '.A*December,
guests will see historic Christmas
displays throughout the Village. Staff
and volunteers decorate the homes,
churches, outbuildings and shops for
the holidays.
This Saturday Heritage Village will
host "Trees and Traditions" from 10
a.m. 5 p.m. at the park. Attendees
can make handmade ornaments, tour
the homes, listen to carolers and see
the park in full holiday regalia.

Contact Cathy Salustri at
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EXPERT SPRINKLER
REPAIR
Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years
Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps.
439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312.
LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Clean-
ing, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush
Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris
Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave,
727-215-2229.


J's LAWN MAINTENANCE
Mowing, Edging, Hedge Trimming
Sodding, Planting & Mulching
FREE ESTIMATE
323-4792 m
www.jslawn.com W J

James Fox Tree Service
Owner/Operator for over 20 years
"We make your trees feel beautiful"
1_ *Trees cleaned, elevated
Property Maintenance
.* Stump grinding
2 I8 -y Hazardous limb removal
Lic.# 0700008985 SnStorm and roof protection
Insured
727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601
JEFF'S LAWN SERVICE- Mowing, Trimming,
Edging, Blowing, Yard Clean-ups. Leaf and
Debris removal. ALSO: Odd jobs. Reasonable
rates, 727-341-0185


* Limbs Cleared from the House Certified
* Hedge Trimming Mangrove
* Will Haul Away Your Debris Specialist
* FREE Mulch

Coppolas
Tree Service
322-0890 Licensed/Insured


DAN'S HAULING-341-1135. Full Service
Cleanups. Bobcat & Demo Work.
METAL MOVERS- Quick PU, Appliances,
Trailers, Vehicles, also Furniture Disposal.
Dependable Service, Reasonable Prices. Free
Estimate. 727-480-2118.


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


McCLELLAN PAINTING INC.-Residential
Specialist. Interior/Exterior. Free Estimates.
Fair & Honest Rates. Lic.# C-8774. 727-546-
8034.


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





uHINI & I .tnIIRs
Why Replace, If It Can Be Repaired!
STOPPED UP DRAINS QUICKLY CLEARED!
321 -96A4
A Family Tradition Since 1954

LINGO'S PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs,
Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning,
Remodels, New Construction, Better Business
Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523.

SCall Charles
....-REPAIR SPECIALIST
S* Faucets
*I Toilets
* Water Heaters
Sewer & Drain
Cleaning
S* Leak Repair
119 727-522-2508
Don Charles CFC1427888



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&
PLUMBING Military
SINCE 1961 Discounts
P sI1 Discounts


321-4276 emergency

SMALL JOB
SPECIALIST
Seniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates
727-525-3952.

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SERVICE

GUIDE



A LIVE
CHRISTMAS CARD
Traditional Christmas Magic. Home & Office
Party, Gift Delivery, Photographs. Santa Visit
727-643-5407. Santa's Email
christmassanta1225@gmail.com
SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS In Your Home.
Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All
Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632.
HAIRCUT $10.00-Men's Body Waxing, Chest
$25. Back Massage $2.00 Open M-F 9-5pm.
Sat. 9-2pm. We Serve Adults Only. Stadium
Barber Shop. 900 1st Ave. N. St. Pete.



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Opportunity. Part-Time from Home. Go to
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CUSTOMER SERVICE-Correspondent. Work
at home or in our Office. Coordinating Sales
O ne Paper. and Requests for taking Orders for Interna-
tional Customers. Foreign Languages Helpful
G b e tmbut not required. Salary or Commission, send
resume or call 1-800-872-9729.
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Since 1968 3588.
(727) 321-6965 fax 327-7830 PART TIME HELP-20-25 Hours/Week. Must
Advertising@theGabber.com Have Transportation. Odds & Ends Around
Rental Properties. Painting, Yard, Etc. 727-
343-0080 or 727-798-7383.
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REMEMBER: THE FIRST 3 WORDS WILL BE BOLD. A PH # IS A WORD.
PERSONAL ITEMS $4.50 for 10 Words and 200 each additional word.
COMMERCIAL ADS $13.00 for 20 Words and 400 each additional word: ANIMALS FOR SALE, BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES, HELP/POSITION WANTED, INSTRUCTION/CLASSES, REAL ESTATE SALE OR RENT, SERVICE.
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2006 CADILLAC SPORTS-Sedan. Al Condi-
tion, Only 36,700 miles. Sunroof, Navigation,
Leather, GM Warranty $21,500. 727-345-
6678.
CASH PAID FOR CARS- Prices Subject to
Steel Market Value. 727-328-8004.
ENCLOSED TRAILER-Custom Built,
24x8'x8'h, Rear doors, side door. Can be seen
at Stephen's Trailer Storage Lot, 7358 46th
Ave. N. 727-545-5586.

$$$300 & UP





727-- 458--3721


REWARD $325 MIN.
$CASH NOW$
For Junk or Used Cars Trucks Vans. Honest
Same day service. Title or Not, Free Towing.
727-564-0831 or 727-542-8705.












$250 FUTON COUCH- Wood Frame, Full
Size. 9" Mattress, 1 Year Old, New Blue Cover.
Futon Chair, $100. 727-656-5420.
CHERRY WOOD BEDROOM-Set. Head-
board, Dresser, Mirror Chest & Night Stand
$599.00. To See Call 727-322-8171.


AVON REPS NEEDED
Sign-up with top seller Or purchase products.
Call Mirzana 727-453-2637
POOL TABLE-Very Nice, Complete. Beer
Steins, Mugs, Signs, Antiques, Collectibles
and Lots More! 727-867-5744 Leave Mes-
sage.
THE BOOK LADY SAYS- Wear a Classy Em-
broidered Gulfport Tee Shirt, $17.95. Small
Adventures Book Shop, 3107 Beach Blvd 727-
347-8732. Closed Sunday & Monday.
GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
UGGH AUSTRALIAN-Handbag, New, Au-
thentic, 10.5"x15.5", Choc., Brown & Beige.
Dust Cover, Still in Original Wrapping. $75.00.
727-204-6767.










i CLASSIFIED
Deadline: Tuesday 5pm | Monday 3pm if proof is required (727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830


2 PRO-STUDIO SPEAKERS-Great Sound!
40"x20"x17". First $150. 727-235-1338.

LAWN MOWERS,
GO KARTS
All Kinds. Also Flatbed Trailer 4'x 8'. Call Frank
727-418-8297.
COMPUTER/DESK CHAIR-Swivel and Ad-
justable. Black Leather. Excellent Condition
$35.00 727-347-3467.

GIVE HER SILVER
FOR CHRISTMAS!
If your having trouble deciding what to get that
special lady in your life ......Sipada Jewelry is
the answer!! Browse my website www.mysil-
pada.com/debbie.reichart and then give me a
call at 727-410-3516 to place an order. She'll
be glad you did!!!


WET SLIPS-From 25' to 55' Sail of Power.
$7.50/F. Easy Access to Gulf. 2 Slips Left. 727-
641-6465.


BICYCLE WANTED-Men's, Hybrid or City,
good condition, 15" frame, trigger shift. St.
Pete Beach area. 727-360-0504.




Storage Unit

AUCTION

Held at
Southwest Pinellas Storage
700 51st St. So.
Gulfport, FL. 33707
(727) 321-9114

Friday, December 17, 2010
starts @ 10:00am
Inventory Includes:
UNIT #706 Kimberly Naav
Household Goods, Childrens Toys, Clothing
UNIT #713 Walter Holder
Furniture, Bedroom Accessories, Televisions
Living Room Accessories, Stereo Equipment, Desk,
Vacuums, Mattress, Tools, Luggage


PLACE YOUR AD HERE- $13.00 for 20 words,
includes notarized affidavit of publication and
tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965.


VINTAGE COSTUME JEWELRY SALE!- Per-
fect for Holiday Gifts. Sat. & Sun. 10:00am.-
3:00pm. 2025 53rd St. S.
MULTI FAMILY-Lots of kids Clothes, Toys,
Adult clothes, household/Christmas items &
alot more! No early birds! Saturday 9-2, 1318
58th St. S.
68


FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9-?- 4760 First Ave.
South. Collectibles: Asiana: Costume Jewelry,
Guitars, Books, Prints, Etc.
5209 14TH AVE. S.-Jewelry, gemstones &
supplies, fish, camping, DVD's, more. 8a.m.-
noon. Sat. & Sun.

ANTIQUES &
COLLECTIBLES SHOW
January 8, 9-5p.m. Bottles, Pottery, Postcards,
Stoneware, and Much More! 160 Tables At
the Manatee Convention & Civic Center. One
Haben Blvd & Rt. 41, Palmetto, FL Satur-
day Admission $4. Early Admission Jan 7th,
4-7:45p.m. $15.00 Good Both Days. $1.00 off
with this ad.
2522 51ST ST. S.-Saturday 8:30am. Good
Clothes, Some Furniture andLots of Misc.
914 FREEMONT ST. S.-Sat. & Sun. 8am.-
4pm. Neon Signs, Bar w/Stools & Accesso-
ries, Couches, Patio Set, Tools & More!
MULTI-FAMILYYARD SALE-Friday and Satur-
day, 9-Noon only! Take 49th St.S. to 29th Ave.
S. Turn Left, Across from Gulfport Marina.


FOUND BLACK & BROWN-Calico Female
Cat. In Vicinity of 28th Ave. S. & Beach Blvd.
(Sat. 12/4) Call to Identify 609-335-6401 or
727-343-3602.


PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has
never been known to fail. This novena must be
said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must
be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and
Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles,
near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful interces-
sor of all who invoke your special patronage in
time of need, to you I have recourse from the
depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom
God has given great power to come to my as-
sistance. Help me in my present urgent peti-
tion. In return, I promise to make your name
known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude,
pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say
3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias.
H.M.
PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never
Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful flower
of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of
heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God,
Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity.
Oh, star of the sea, help me & show me here
you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of
God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly
beseech you from the bottom of my heart to
succor me in my necessity (make request).
There are none that can withstand your pow-
er. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for
us who have recourse to thee. (3) times. Holy
Mother, I place this prayer in your hands. (3)
times.
Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and
then you must publish it and it will be granted
to you. E.T.


POWERFUL PRAYER TO The Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, you
who lights all roads so I can attain my goal, you
who give me the divine gifts to forgive and for-
get all evil against me and that in all instances
of my life you are with me, I want in this short
prayer to thank you for all things and confirm
once more that I never want to be separated
from you, even in spite of all material illusions. I
wish to be with you in your eternal glory. Thank
you for your mercy toward me and mine.
The person must say this
prayer for 3 consecutive days. After 3 days the
favor requested will be granted, even if it may
appear difficult. This prayer must be published
immediately after the favor is granted, without
mentioning the favor, only your initials should
appear at the bottom. E.T.
POWERFUL PRAYER TO Holy Spirit, you
who solves all problems, who lights all roads so
that I can attain my goal, you who give me the
divine gifts to forgive and forget all evil against
me and that in all instances of my life you are
with me, I want in this short prayer to thank
you for all things and confirm once again that I
never want to be separated from you, even in
spite of all material illusions. I wish to be with
you, in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy
toward me and mine. The person must say
this prayer for 3 consecutive days. After 3 days
the favor requested will be granted, even if it
may appear difficult. This prayer must be pub-
lished immediately after the favor is granted,
without mentioning the favor, only your initials
should appear at the bottom. T.T.D. 4E.T.
NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL
- St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In
Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked-
ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re-
buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh
Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power
of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other
Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the
Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort
to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This
Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Com-
fort Me in My Difficulties and While Lodging in
the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and
My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God
Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All
of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have
Infinite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You
(Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over-
come All Difficulties as You Did the Dragons
at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail
Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times).
This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Suc-
cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal
Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in
the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress
and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This
Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat-
ter How Difficult, Before the Termination of 9
Tuesday. G.F.




Abb 7er~


Gabber December 9 December 15, 2010
















GULFPORT MARINA DISTRICT- 2BR/1BA,
Tile Floors, New Paint, Garage, Pets Okay,
4732 Coronado Way S. Available Immediately,
Call 305-274-4405.
ST. PETE BEACH DUPLEX- 1BR Apt. $695/
Mo. (69th Ave./Sunset Way) Ceramic Floors,
Porch, Great Location, Private Aloha Paradise.
Flowers & Trees. Near main Upham Beach,
Shops, Bus, Parking. 718-389-6643.
2BR/1BA GULFPORT-Seasonal $1175/Mo.
2220 59th St. S. (near Pasadena Yacht &
Country Club). Security Deposit $1000. Nice!
email for details-must include location in reply:
rufescens@aol.com
2BR/1.5BA CONDO-in Five Towns 55+ Com-
munity. Newly Updated. $795/Mo. Includes
Gas for Cockling & Heating. All Recreational
Facilities. Water, Trash & Sewer Services.
Bright House Cable. 727-548-7641.
GULFPORTUNFURNISHED-Home4BR/1BA,
Tile floors, Huge Bonus Room. Shed, Great
Condition! Block Construction. $1050/Mo.
WALTON REALTY 727-458-3613.
2519 BEACH BLVD.- Cute 1BR Cottage,
C/H/A, Custom Tile Floors, Near Park &
Beach. N/S. $625/Mo. Call 727-822-2955.
7401 5TH AVE. N.-1BR/1BA, $525/mo. Gi-
ant 1BR w/private balcony. $625/mo. Large
2BR/1 BAw/patio, $725/mo. Laundry, off-street
parking. Pets negotiable. 727-251-5546.
QUIET DUPLEX,-Garden Setting, Well Main-
tained. 2BR/1 BA, CHA, Ceiling Fans, Spacious
Closets. Water/Garbage Included. $775/Mo.
plus Security. No Section 8. 727-424-6085.
BEAUTIFUL VIEW-of Boca Ciega Bay. 31st
Ave. S. at 49th St. S., Gulfport. Quiet, Eco-
nomical 1/1, 2nd floor south Apt., Any Age,
Sm. Pets, Long-term Only. $475/Mo. +Utilities.
Email: dameoliver@verizon.net or Call 727-
343-3843 for Info Sheet or Appt.
NORTHEAST ST. PETE- Senior Condo, 1 BR,
spacious, covered parking, nice complex,
$485/mo. or for sale at $24,000. 727-418-
4517.

MADEIRA BEACH
Apt., 1 BR/1 BA, Walk to Beach, Yearly Lease,
$595/Mo. 1st, & Security. $25. Application Fee.
www.coquinaplace.com 727-417-6915.
2BR/1BA, Inside Utility, Near Stetson, $725/
Mo. 2BR/1BA Covered Parking, Facing Park,
Close to Publix. $765/Mo. 1 BR,St. Pete Beach,
Everything New, Water Included, $600/Mo.
727-345-7036.
2BR/1.5BA GULFPORT HOME- C/H/A, In-
side Utility, Florida Room Plus Screen Room.
Rear Patio, Corner Lot. $750/Mo. & Security.
Pets. 727-439-2696.










GULFPORT LARGE 1 BEDROOM-$575/Mo.
Reserved Parking, Includes WSG, Laundry on
Site. 1 Story. 3017 49th St. S. 727-321-8582.
Gabber December 9 December 75, 2070


3/2 HOME IN GULFPORT-Newer A/C, Up-
dated Kitchen. 5114 Preston Ave. S. $995/
Mo. Call Jason & Leave a Message. 727-542-
4543.
COZY 1BR UPPER- With small deck over-
looking beautiful courtyard. 2 Blocks from
Beach. Walking distance to everything in Gulf-
port. $575 & Electric & $575 Security Deposit.
727-498-7336.
GULFPORT DUPLEX-2BR/1BA, CH/A, W/D
hook-up. $650/Mo. plus Security/Utilities. No
Pets. Call 727-384-1354.
GULFPORT 3BR HOME-Freshly Painted and
Newly Updated Kitchen & Bath. Fenced Yard,
Inside Laundry $775/Mo. plus Security 727-
460-3669.
3BR DUPLEX-Fenced-in Yard, $700/Mo. + 1
Month Security. $1100 Moves you In! 2220
York St. So. HUDApproved. 321-1793 or 502-
7530.
SUNSET BEACH-1 Block to Beach. Nice
1BR/1BA Condo on Water. New Paint and
Carpet. Newer Appliances. Fishing Dock.
$750/Mo. Joel, 727-251-0350.
NICE GULFPORT 3BR/1.5BA-w/ Cool Studio
Space & Garage. CHA, Hdwd Floors, Laundry
$950/Mo. Marine Drew REMAX 727-657-1259
or www.mariedrew.com
NEWLY RENOVATED-Unfurnished, 1 BR/1 BA
Apt. w/own parking adjacent to entrance. $635/
mo. One month deposit/credit check. 727-631 -
5461, 2810 53rd St. S.
SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCY-727-289-3588.
Need Part-Time Handyman, Possible Live-In.


3M3.X Rentals & Realty, Inc.

(727) 867-3767
WWW.REXRENTALS.COM
Full service Property Management
Contact us for your Rental needs
Houses, Multi-Plexes & Apartments


TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 727-822-2200.
WATERFRONT 1BR DELUXE CONDO-
Steps to Pool, 1st Floor w/Patio. Seasonal or
Annual. Over 55, No Pets, No Smoking. Avail-
able Now. 727-204-6767.

2BR/1BA-Walk to beaches, shopping, on
Corey Ave. Fenced backyard, new kitchen,
central H/A, $950/mo. + 521 77th Ave. SPB.
727-643-9163 or 643-9329.

GULFPORT 1 BR RENTALS- Starting at $450/
mo. Call Rick 727-418-0086
TWO 1BR APTS.-Partially Furnished. $525/
Mo. plus $525/Security. Includes Utilities. 55+
Park, No Pets. Located at Twin Gables 4097
46th Ave. N. 727-521-6042.
ST. PETE/STETSON AREA-3/2 Townhouse,
Open Floor Plan, Patio, Pool. Convenient to
Stetson, Shopping, Beaches. 1 Year Lease,
$1000/Mo. 1st Mo. + Deposit. 727-345-9620.
SEASONAL RENTAL-In Gulfport. 2BR/1BA,
Furnished. Electric, Water & Cable Included.
Nice/Quiet. $225/Wkly. plus Deposit. No Pets/
Smoking 727-321-5146.
CUTE, QUIET 1BR/1BA APT.-In the Heart of
Gulfport Art District. Beautiful Kitchen, Fresh
Paint, Dishwasher, W/D Hook-up, Lg. Walk-in
Closet. Walk to Beach, Shops, Restaurants .
$650/Mo. 727-687-0568.
GULFPORT-Small Quiet Efficiency Apt. Pri-
vate Driveway, Alley Access. All Utilities Includ-
ed. Full Kitchen/Bath, $600/Mo. & Security. No
Pets, Single Person Only. 727-327-2772.
TOWN SHORES TOP FLOOR ETON- Bldg.
#402. Beautiful Waterviews! 1BR Deluxe.
Freshly Painted, Clean & Bright. All Amenities,
Free Gas for Heating & Cooking. Standard
Cable. $800/Mo. 727-343-2302.

GULFPORT HOUSE
3Bedroom/2Bath Blocks from Beach. Fla.
Rm., Laundry Rm. with W/D. Ceiling Fans,
C/H/A, Lg. Fenced Yard and Shed. $1150/Mo.
plus $850/Security/Damage Deposit. 727-942-
7606 or 727-278-4852.


Waterfront/Non-Waterfront Furn/Unfurn Winter/Yearly Rentals

55 plus community

NEW RENTAL LISTING Embassy #806,1 bed, 1 bath Completely updated rental .........$ 950.00 monthly
YEARLY RENTAL ONLY
Windsor #504, 2 bed, 2 bath furnished, yearly rental ..................................................... $1350.00
Jamison House #310 2 bed 2,181 day rental or yearly ................................................ $ 850.00 monthly
Manchester #109 2 bed 2 bath, 181 day rental or yearly .............................................. $ 950.00 monthly
Manchester #506 2 bed 2 bath, 181 day rental or yearly .............................................. $1000.00
Town Shores Eton #312,1 bed, 1 bath, 181 rental...................................................... $ 850.00 monthly


RealEstae fo Ren Rel Esate or Rnt eal stat forRen















ADORABLE SOUTH PASADENA-2BR/1BA
Home is All Brand New! Nice Appliances,
CHA, Laundry. Wonderful Location. Available
Now. $875/Mo. Call 727-657-1259.
UNFURNISHED APT.- Gandy Area. 2BR/1 BA,
Newly Remodeled. $700/Mo.Tenant pays Utili-
ties. Washer/Dryer on Premise. Carpet & Tile.
WALTON REALTY 727-458-3613.
1BR/1BA CUTE GULFPORT-Clean, New
Paint, CHA, Large Living Room, Fenced Yard,
Utility Shed, $575/Mo., Newton-50th, 727-
215-6006.
TOWN SHORES BARCLEY-2nd Floor, 1/1
Furnished/Unfurnished. Clean, 55+. Cable,
Water Gas Pools/Clubhouse, Covered Park-
ing. $750/Mo. Annual. No Pets/Smoking.
1-727-856-5847/727-871-9952.
TOWN SHORES
Annual or Short Term. Nottingham Bldg.
2BR/2BA 1250sqft. End Unit, Magnificent
Views. Brand new carpet, paint & tile. Avail-
able Furnished/Unfurnished. 678-222-8403.

HISTORIC KEY WEST
STYLE BUILDING
5208 27th Ave. S. Walk to Arts District and Wa-
terfront, Large 1BR/1BA, (two available) Den,
Diningroom, Kitchen, White Picket Fence,
Brick Streets, Porch, High Ceilings, W/D,
Large Backyard, $585 & $635/mo. Available
Immediately, Call 727-452-8566.
1BR/1BA ST. PETE BEACH CONDO- $750/
Mo. plus Security. No Pets. 727-367-1408.
5224 1ST AVE. S. 4 YEAR NEW 3/2/2- C/H/A,
W/D Hookup. $1100/Mo. Call 244-0989. Avail-
able Now!


FURNISHED ROOMS- Share 3 Bedroom with
older gentleman. $99-105 per week. Secu-
rity. Includes Util., Cable, Wi-fi. Quiet Wooded.
727-743-7474
ISLA DEL SOL-Vacation Rental.Club Bahia.
Fantastic Waterview, 2/2. Beautifully Fur-
nished. Fitness Center, Pool, Fishing Dock.
View Photos at
www.realtor.com MLS# 7446152
shellrealty@aol.com or Call 727-867-5536.
NEAR TYRONE AREA-1 Small Bedroom and
Bath, Private Entrance. Cable and All Utilities
Included. $350/Mo. plus Small Deposit 727-
345-4200.


ROOMS AVAILABLE IN PRIVATE-Homes
from $400-$500 Monthly. Applications and
Criminal Background Checks Required. Con-
tact Home Share Pinellas 727-945-1528 www.
homeshareprogram.org


OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE- From $398-$791/
Mo. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach. 727-641-
6465.
OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENA- At Executive
Bldg. 727-209-0606.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $13 per
issue. Call 321-6965.


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

72-7mR21.4.85114

COMMERCIAL BUILDING-1800Sqft. 2 Bath-
rooms, $800/Mo. on Corner Lot. (135'x104')
Rent/Sale at 801 49th St. S. 727-527-2087.
4/2 & 3/1 HOUSE- All Redone, Pristine Condi-
tion. Gulfport/St. Pete Area, Close to Schools
& Shopping. Section 8 Only. 727-565-5565.



BILL SAMPSON JR.
BAIRD REALTY
Best Buys! Town Shores Nottingham #412,
1/1 w/Many Updates, What a View at $84,900.
Groton #315 2/2 Corner with Marina View
$104,900. Taking New Listings for the Season.
Call Today 727-776-7280.

Gulfport Central
Title Company, Inc.

Thinking of Selling or
Refinancing your Home
And Specializing In

SHORT SALES
5511 Gulfport Blvd. S.
384-LULU (5858)
Lu Lu Xayasone-Hunter
President

BEAUTIFUL VIEW-of Boca Ciega Bay. 31st
Ave. S. at 49th St. S., Gulfport. Quiet, Eco-
nomical Condominium. 1/1, 2nd floor south,
Any Age, Pets, Available Now. Asking $59,750.
Email: dameoliver@verizon.net or Call 727-
343-3843 for info Sheet or Appt.


LAKEWOOD ESTATES HOME-Lovely
2Br/1.5Ba w/familyroom, large porch, Very
large private lot. New Roof, asking $139,900.
Drum Realty, 239-332-7577 or 239-218-3177.

$75K GULFPORT
HOME!
2BR/1BA Conveniently Located, Newer Con-
struction. Eat-in Kitchen, Large Fenced Back-
yard. Low Down Payment! DAVIS SUNCOAST
EALTY 727-595-7592.
FRESHLY PAINTED AND NICE- This Gulf-
p ort home is within a short walk to the beach.
ood floors, a screened enclosed porch,
fenced yard, and a one car garage are only
part of the charm. $99,900. Call LUOBIN TEAM
REALTY, 727-410-5707 anytime.

From the moment you walk inyouwill beimpressed withthis
large private comer. Laminate floors on living area. Tile kitchen
& baths. Remodeled picture perfect kitchen. Covered parking.





TOWN SHORES BUCKINGHAM 2BR/2BA,
magnificent view, balcony, updated bath-
rooms, beautiful floors, washer/dryer, covered
parking. No realtors. $222,000. 727-244-2268.


2 COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS-On Corner Lot.
135'x104') 801 & 807 49th St. S. Gulfport.
$25,000 Down, Owner Financing $179,000.
727-527-2087.




We Want-
YOU NEWS0


S CE 19 Charming Craftsman Style Home
L3 bed, 2 bath, fireplace, CHA,
Updated kitchen, "Easy Care Yard",
newer roof, updated electric.
I Owner interested in all offers.
I AT 6 Not a Short Sale!
I$119,000
Two Homes for Less Than the PRICE of One! | I


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