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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 23, 2010
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Inside
this week..
City of Gulfport
Sanitation Schedule
see page 6

Gift Wrapping to
Benefit Strays
see page 8

Public Comment at
Council Meeting
see page 9

Make Your Holidays
Greener
see page 11

Gabs Look at
Public Christmas
Decorations
see page 19

City Whys: City of
St. Pete Beach
see page 22

A Look at the
New KaBOOM!
Playground
see page 33

Meet the St. Pete
Beach Candidates
see page 44

St. Pete Beach
Classic Returns
see page 50
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49th Street PACE Plan
Set for Workshop, Vote
in January
GULFPORT- When some councilmembers
suggested a workshop about the PACE plan
for 49th Street, outgoing Vice-Mayor Mi-
chele King accused the council of not want-
ing to vote on the project.
"You saw the workshop, you voted on it.
This is the first year we've ever had work-
shops. Why can't we get this thing moving?"
The vice-mayor said, adding that she felt
the city was dragging its feet on the pro-
gram.
"I don't think it's that complicated. I think
you're making it more complicated
See Pace, page 10

Beach Commission
Nearly Doubles Budgeted
Legal Fees
The St. Pete Beach commission approved
on second reading on Dec. 14 additional
monies of $235,000 from the city's reserves
to cover extra legal costs paid in the last
fiscal year, which ended Oct. 31, 2010. "So
it is about doubled what we budgeted," said
Vice Mayor Jim Parent.


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Horsing around at
Veteran's Park
Photo Courtesy Gail Biron
On Monday morning, Lloyd Richard-
son was taking his daily walk around
Gulfport when he noticed a horse in
Veteran's Park. "The horse seemed to be
enjoying his freedom walking the shore
at low tide."
Parks employee, Jim Vice was making
his routine City Park rounds and assist-
, ed Richardson by attaching a rope to the
horses halter. Police arrived with apples
and carrots donated by Stella's.
See Horse, page 3
Lieutenant Howard Coombes, left, Officer
Danyelle Madsen, Lloyd Richardson and City
Parks employee, Jim Vice help get Mateva back
to its owner.

Gingerbread Funraiser


By Melissa Lattman
Red Cross Elves and friends decorated gingerbread
houses as a sweet way to help the local Red Cross at
the 16th Annual Create Your Own Gingerbread House
event on Dec. 16 at the Don CeSar Beach Resort. Karol
Bullard and Mary Critchfield started the event as a way
to have fun in the holiday season and "funraise" This
past year the local Red Cross assisted after 500 home
fires, helped more than a thousand military families,
trained around 13,000 people in disaster preparedness
and trained 37,482 individuals in CPR, First Aid, Water
Safety and Lifeguarding, babysitting and nurse assistant
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Horse, from front page
The owner finally arrived and was
so pleased to find Mateya safe and
sound. Mateya was on a short
stay on the property adjacent to
Veteran's Park. He is a performer
for Arabian Nights in Orlando.

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.
Visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus will
be December 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. through
January 1. Call Sharon at 557-6349.

Don CeSar area
Improvements

ST. PETE BEACH- Improved traffic
flow, pedestrian safety and better


drainage are part of a $224,225 Don
CeSar Area roadway improvement
program. The city commission
awarded the contract and approved
the purchasing agreement with
Kloote Contracting for the street and
sidewalk repairs.
The project includes moving and
making the crosswalk safer with new
light signals. There will be a new
sidewalk for beach access from the
Don CeSar neighborhood. The Don
CeSar will landscape the medians to
match the area.


Traffic flow improvements include
moving the staging and delivery area
as well as changing where traffic
merges. The contractor will install a
new drainage structure near the boat
ramp to improve storm water flow and
alleviate flooding at the boat ramp
intersection. Some area roads will
be resurfaced and the intersection
of Maritana Drive and Casablanca
Avenue will be reconstructed with
concrete for increased stability from
heavy loads at the nearby boat
ramp.


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City Boards Seek
Volunteers
The City of South Pasadena is
looking a volunteer to serve on each
of the following committees:
Planning and Zoning Board
Firefighters' Pension Board
Applications are available in the
City Clerk's office, 7047 Sunset Drive
S. in South Pasadena.

New Year's Eve
Celebration at Casino
The New Year's Eve celebration
at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
on December 31 will feature
"IDENTITY CRISIS," a variety band
playing popular dance music hits of
each decade including a ballroom
style dance, swing, Latin, and salsa
in each set. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate and dance from 8 p.m. to
12:30 a.m. The evenings includes:
*Party Favors
* Prizes
* Light Edibles (you are also welcome
to bring your favorite edibles)
* Champagne Toast at at Midnight
*Dance Demonstrations


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* Silent Auction for the Gulfport
Arts Center, A City of Imagination
Project
*Full Cash Bar
* Free Parking
Admission is $20. Get your tickets in
advance or at the door at the Gulfport
Casino open 9-5 Tuesday through
Friday (advance tickets suggested).
The Gulfport Casino Ballroom is
located at 5500 Shore Boulevard S.
in Gulfport. Call 727-893-1070 or
www.cityofimagination.info.

Safe Boating Seminar
Start your 2011 boating year
off safely by attending a Boating
Skills and Seamanship program
that "guarantees" to increase your
boating knowledge and make you a
more knowledgeable, safer boater.
Programs are conducted from
7:30-9:30 p.m. each Tuesday and are
conveniently located on the USCG
base at 1300 Beach Dr. SE, St.
Petersburg. Visit www.cgaux72.info/
or call 727-898-1324 for information.
Completion satisfies the state of
Florida boater I.D. safety education
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Monday, January 17,2011
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Independence Day
Monday July 4,2011
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Veterans Day'
Friday November 11,2011
No change in schedule


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Thursday e24,2011
Thursday's pickup e on
Wednesday November 23,2011
SFriday's pickup will remain the same
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Decem l 25,2011
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Annual Christmas
Light Display
The Oakdale Christmas Display
located at 2719 Oakdale Street S. in
St. Petersburg boasts an estimated
225,000 lights. The display covering
nearly 1/2 acre features hundreds
of moving and animated items,
lots of inflatable and lit up figures
and displays, a walking yard tour
that includes an 18-train HO scale
model RR and a dazzling fiber optic
forest. For the kids there are hands-
on games and bubble machines.
Oakdale is off of Fourth Street just
south of 22nd Avenue S. Operates
nightly from 6-10 p.m. Free. Visit
christmasdisplay.org.

Senior Center
Offers Thanks
Staff, volunteers and participants
at the Gulfport Senior Center are
counting their blessings because of
the wonderful community support
received through 2010. They are
grateful for the City of Gulfport, the
Senior Center Foundation Board
of Directors and members, the
Senior Center Leadership Team,
Senior Center volunteers, Gulfport
Merchants Association, Gulfport
Chamber of Commerce, Senior
Citizens Advisory Committee on
Aging, Town Shores Condominium
Association, St. Vincent's Episcopal
Church and numerous businesses,
agencies and individuals who
provided monetary contributions or
inkind services for the good of the
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Holiday Greetings
and our good wishes
to all our kind
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3107 Beach Blud. S.
347-8732
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the Senior Center depends on the
outside support to help them fulfill
their mission. They send their thanks
to all of you for your generosity
and wish a very happy holiday and
New Year to the their community
sponsors and partners. This truly is
a community that cares.

Audition for "The
Mandrake"
The Gulfport Community Players
will be holding auditions for Niccolo
Machiavelli's, "The Mandrake", on
December 27 and 28. Auditions will
be held at the Players' Back Door
Theater, located at 1619 49 Street
S. in Gulfport. Auditions will begin
promptly at 7 p.m. The director for
this play will be Frank Hale and he
needs: one male and one female in
their 20's; and five males and three
females ages 20 to 70.
The play is a comedy set in 16th
Century Florence and a lot of robust
action revolving around a man trying
to win the favors of a young wife of
a rich lawyer. It has magic potions,


love triangles, and a lot of very funny
situations.
Auditions are open to all in the
listed age bracket and will require
cold reading from the script. This
play will run from March 3 through
the 13, 2011 at the Catherine A.
Hickman Theater of Gulfport.
There is a map of just how to get
to the Back Door Theater on the
Players' website at: http://www.
gulfportcommunityplayers.org Drop
on in and try out for a part!


Women's Club Presents
Scholarships
The Democratic Women's Club of
Upper Pinellas donated two $1,000
scholarships at their annual Holiday
Celebration luncheon on December
8 at Eastlake Woodlands Country
Club to recipients Heidi Schorden,
an Elementary Education major
at St. Pete College, and Heather
Zimmerman, a Broadcast Journalism
major at USF.


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Gift Wrapping to
Benefit Strays
Here is a great opportunity to get
your last-minute gifts beautifully
wrapped. Save Our Strays talented
wrappers will be at the Tyrone store
Thursday, December 23 from 10 a.m.
to 10 p.m. and Friday, December 24
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
SOS has teamed up with Borders
Books at the Tyrone Mall as a
community service project. Borders
offers a selection of holiday wrapping
paper; SOS dedicated volunteers
supply the wrapping talent.
Contributions directly benefit their
felines. Volunteers may sign up to


wrap by contacting Donna at 727-
545-1116.

Family Frolic Week
at the IAC
Sign up now for your Family Frolic
Week experience at the Industrial
Arts Center. This special week
features a series of fun classes
for kids, adults and family teams.
Classes include Fun with the
"Tumbler Twins," Paperweight
Partners, and Marionette Creatures
for Kids.
Fanciful Marionettes will be held
on Tuesday, December 28 from
6-8 p.m. Kids 8-14 will love making

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these colorful, fanciful marionette
creatures with Danielle Shockley.
Kids will design and assemble their
own creature. Cost is $40 per student
with a limit of 10 students.
Fun with the "Tumbler Twins" will
be held on Wednesday, December 29
from 7-9 p.m. Bring a friend or loved
one and blow your own glass tumbler
with Elise and Caity Pautler. Make
your own one-of-a-kind beautiful
tumbler just in time to hold your
New Year's celebration libation.
Cost is $79 per person with a limit
of six students.
Paperweight Partners will be held
on Thursday, December 30 from
7-9 p.m. This class is designed for
parent-child teams of two. Each
member of the team will make
a colorful paperweight in their
choice of colors, while learning the
importance of teamwork in the glass
blowing process. Led by Donny
Weidenkopf. Cost is $99 per team
with a limit of four teams and kids
should be ages eight and up.
For additional class information,
visit www.IndustrialArtsCenter.org.
The Industrial Arts Center is located
at 2902A Beach Boulevard S. in the
Gulfport Art Village Courtyard. Call
727-289-9365.

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


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Audition for "School
for Nerds"
St. Petersburg Petite Little Theatre,
a community theatre for children,
is holding auditions for School for
Nerds" on Monday, January 3 and
Tuesday, January 4 from 3:30 to 5:30
at the St. Petersburg Little Theatre.
4025 31 Street S. The Petite Theatre
is open to all children aged 8 to 14.
For more information call Elaine
Taylor at 864-2850.

Body Sculpt/Cardio
Kickboxing classes
Get a jump 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
Tuesday, 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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Excerpts heard at the December 21, 2010
Gulfport City Council Meeting

Public Comment

& Council Quotes

"I have to thank Bob Williams; he wrote it," Vice-Mayor MIchele
King, of the grant that Tampa Bay Estuary awarded the city for replant-
ing mangroves in Clam Bayou.

"I would like the city manager to get us an estimate on a metal
detector,"-Councilman David Hastings

"This has been a great relaxing meeting; a lot of productivity has
occurred," Mayor Mike Yakes, at the end of the one-hour council meet-
ing.

"I'm very excited that they chose Gulfport to hold this they raised
over $10,000."- Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, who participated in the
Santa Speedo Run with her son last week.

"It was cold at 5 a.m, but how about our parks and recreation de-
partment? They're ambassadors in their own right. I'd like to wish
them a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,"- Mayor Mike
Yakes, of the city's Parks and Recreation employees who started work at
2:30 a.m. the morning Channel Ten filmed portions of its morning show
in Gulfport last week.
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than it is. You guys can do whatever
you want; I'm not going to be here.
But I find it very depressing that no-
body wants to take a hard vote," she
said.
"I don't see the workshop being an
advantage to us," Mayor Yakes said,
requesting the presentation for first
reading. Other council members
asked for a workshop to discuss the
proposal.
"I have a compromise," council mem-
ber for Ward Four, Sam Henderson,
said. He suggested the city discuss
PACE in a workshop before the Jan-
uary 4 meeting and then have a first
reading for a vote on January 18.
The PACE program, vice-mayor
King says, will help create jobs along
49th Street and help draw to comple-
tion the work started to improve the
area in the 1990s. The Gabber will
run an article about the program
prior to the vote on the 18th.


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St. Vincent's
Episcopal Preschool
Announces
A New Class for Two-Year Old
Children beginning in January.
For more information
and re istration applications,
4'Please Call
Ms. Suzanne
727-321-0563
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Sunday Worship
8:00 AM & 10:00 AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM
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Christmas Eve Services
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(727) 822-3157
Sunday Service, 11:00 am
12/24 Christmas Eve Service 7pm
Monday, Course in Miracles 7pm
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Angela Wolfenden, Worship Music Director
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donations for the St. Vincent de Paul
Society. They are located at 5402
Gulfport Boulevard S.

Christmas Eve Supper
at St. Mary's
On Friday, December 24 at 6:30
p.m. a Christmas Eve supper will be
served at St. Mary's Church at 2175
Pinellas Point Drive S. Donation of
$45. RSVP to 867-7290. Following
the supper a service will be held at
7:50 p.m. All are welcome.

Grief Support Group
If you have suffered a loss of a loved
one, you are invited to attend a 13
week grief support group January 7
through April 1. It meets on Fridays
from 10 to noon at Cornerstone
Community Church at 6745 38
Avenue N. in the Fellowship Room.
Top expertise in grief recovery will be
featured on the professional DVDs.
For more information please call
727-343-7747.


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MOST HOLY NAME
of JESUS PARISH
5800 15th Avenue South
Gulfport, Fl, 33707 Church 727-347-9989
www.mostholyname.org
Parish Office: mon. 9-5, Tue-Thu 9-3, Fri 9-12
closed daily noon 1 pm
Catholic Mass Schedule
Sunday Obligation: 4:30 pm Vigil, 8am,
9:30 & 11:30 am en Espanol
Daily Mass: 8am Mon-Fri., 6pm Fri., 9am Sat.
Holy Days: 6pm Vigil, 8am,
Noon & 7pm en Espanol



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SSunday Mornings B and 10:30 am
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Advent Vespers
Tuesday on Dec. 7th and 14th at 7:00 PM
Longest Night Service,
Tuesday, Dec. 21st at 7:00 PM
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Dec. 24th at 7:30 PM


First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport
www.gulfportumc.org

321-3620
All are Welcome!
Childcare Available
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9:00 am Contemporary Service
10:00 am Sunday School for all ages
11:00 am Traditional Service

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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.

Town Shores
Red Hatters
On Tuesday, January 4 they
have a petit breakfast planned for
9:30 a.m. in the clubhouse lounge.
Come prepared to pay your dues for
2011 and to share ideas for future
meetings and events. If you know
any women who are new to Town
Shores invite them to the breakfast
on the 4th.
If you would like to see the play


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Little Theatre on Sunday, January
30, get $19 in cash or check to Judy
Z. The deadline for reservations and
money paid is January 12. Tickets
are limited to the first 40 people.

Gulfport Women's Club
The next monthly meeting will be
held on Wednesday, January 12 in the
Town Shores clubhouse auditorium.
This meeting will be chaired by Jan
Hauser with a presentation about
the Sallie House.
Don't forget to get your tickets for
$12 to the Annual Fundraiser Card
Party to be held on January 19 in the
clubhouse auditorium.
The Gulfport Women's Club is a
volunteer organization to better
the lives of children and seniors
in Gulfport. Anyone interested in
joining can call Joan at 345-5443
or send a check for $25 made out
to the Gulfport Women's Club for
an annual membership to Gulfport
Women's Club, POB 5036, Gulfport,
FL 33737.

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
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as a SOS volunteer
Save Our Strays is a no-kill non-
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rehoming abandonedcats andkittens.
It does not maintain a shelter facility
and is in serious need of additional
foster homes for its felines. They
are currently not able to accept new
felines because they have no available
foster homes for them. Volunteers
serving as foster families can specify
that they prefer a pregnant cat, an
adult cat or kittens. They also need
volunteers to transport felines to/
from veterinarian appointments, etc.
If you are interested in helping their
kitties, please call 727-481-5262.

Volunteers Needed
Dedicated volunteers are needed to
become part of the Ryan White Care
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the community. Call Claudia at (727)
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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.
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International Dinner
at Woman's Club
St. Petersburg Woman's Club at
40 Snell Isle Blvd N.E. will present
"Come to the Islands" dinner on
Thursday, January 20 at 6:30
p.m. The price is $18. Polynesian
food will be featured. Two dancers
will provide entertainment. For
reservations, please call 527-3250
or email: behamsah@msn.com.
Proceeds to benefit the Historic
Building Restoration Fund.
For information on monthly
meetings, Saturday Group, art
& craft workshops, monthly
excursions, weekly sewing group,
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renting their Historical Clubhouse
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Louanne Gerdes, St. Pete: "I
absolutely do not think that Christmas
decorations are an infringement on
other people's beliefs! It's a tradition
and no matter what faith you are,
most people celebrate it. Christmas
decorations don't hurt anyone;
there are people that wear the most
offensive things on their t-shirts,
but you don't see people telling them
to take them off. I teach religion
at a Catholic school so I celebrate
Christmas as a religious holiday. For
me, it's all about religion. I have close
friends who are Jewish; they celebrate
Hanukkah and Christmas in the same
household. I also celebrate Hanukkah
with them as well. It's a mutual
respect for other people's religions
and beliefs. I think that celebrating
Christmas helps people, especially in
these tough economic times. It helps
them connect to something bigger
than their own problems. What can it
hurt? Does that Chase bank manager
really think that people will stop
banking there because of a Christmas
tree possibly offending someone of a
different faith? Really, come on. That
makes no sense."


Erica St. Laurent, Coquina Cay:
"I think anyone has a right to their
beliefs, but shouldn't be hindered
by someone else's. I don't celebrate
Christmas as a Jehovah's Witness,
but I don't believe that it's my right
to tell people what to do about it if
they want to openly celebrate the
holiday. The majority of the people
in America celebrate Christmas, so
you would expect to see decorations
in public places. It doesn't offend
me, no matter what I believe in. But
it might offend someone in India or
Russia, because they celebrate in
a totally different way. But people
sometimes think that Christmas
d6cor defines Christianity; that if
they decorate for Christmas, it must
mean that they are good Catholics
or devout about their religion. But
most people decorate because it's
tradition. I think that most people
that celebrate Christmas don't really
believe in God; it's just tradition that
they follow blindly. People view it as
an opportunity to get together with
family. You'll also find that a lot of
them only go to church on holidays
like Christmas and Easter."


Felicia Romano, St. Pete: "I don't
believe that Christmas decorations
are offensive. I'm an American and
a Christian; if we offend others with
our beliefs here in America, then
it's their problem, not ours. What I
don't understand is that I've been
to Canada and lived in Italy for
three and a half months. I learned
their language; I had to if I wanted
to survive there. I was alright with
that. But when people from other
cultures come here, I feel they
should learn to speak American, not
English, but American. Our customs
and culture grew out of the fact that
our forefathers fought long and hard
to give us these precious individual
freedoms; of religion, speech and the
power to demonstrate our feelings.
When I go to a store that is perhaps
Asian, Muslim or Indian, I don't get
offended if they have works of art
or pictures from their particular
religions there. It's their religion;
how could I expect them to cater to
my beliefs? For me, Christmas is
about the birthday of Christ. In that
vein, I have baked him a chocolate
birthday cake for the past 18 years."


Tracy Bibbi, Gulfport: "I don't think it's offensive at all; I think it's a
positive thing and always puts me in a good mood. You hear a lot about the
schools and how Christmas displays there, especially ones that depict the
Creche and Baby Jesus, are being challenged by other religions as offensive
to them. I don't necessarily consider that Christmas trees and decorations
are designed as a religious expression, but more for the entertainment value
and joy they bring to people.


Gabber December 23 December 29, 2010







Learn about Bankruptcy
On Monday, January 10, Community
Law Program, Inc. (CLP), a local non-
profit legal services organization, in
conjunction with Stetson University
College of Law will host a free
outreach forum on bankruptcy to
educate and advise the public about
bankruptcy. This event will take
place at the Enoch Davis Recreation
Center, 1111 18 Avenue S. in
St. Petersburg at 4:30 p.m.
The threat of bankruptcy and great
financial loss is affecting a growing


number of low-income families and
individuals in Tampa Bay. Due to
this area being second in the nation
for bankruptcy filings, CLP has
coordinated a team of volunteer
attorneys to alert and educate the
general public on their bankruptcy
options. Local attorneys Traci K.
Stevenson and Ted Starr will be
presenting important bankruptcy
topics including the differences
between Chapter 7 and 13. During
this event, individuals will have the
opportunity to have their bankruptcy
questions answered in private by one


of a panel of volunteer bankruptcy
attorneys.
The public needs to bring with them
the following:
1. Copy of any lawsuit/court papers
recently received.
2. Knowledge of income during the
past few months including the income
of a spouse.
3. Knowledge on all debt currently
owed including credit cards, medical
bills, car loans, and the total owed
for each.
4. Knowledge on whether income
taxes are owed and whether tax
returns have been filed.
For more information, contact
Kimberly Rodgers, Executive
Director of CLP, at 727-582-7480 or
visit www.LawProgram.org.

Help Deliver
Meals in Gulfport
Volunteers are desperately need-
ed to deliver hot, nutritious meals
to the homebound in the Gulfport
area. Volunteering for the Neigh-
borly Meals on Wheels program is
a hands-on, front line experience. If
you have 1-1/2 hours midday to help,
you could make a real difference in
someone's life. Meals are picked up
at the Gulfport Multipurpose Center,
5501 27th Ave. So. in Gulfport and
delivered in that area.
Please call Pat Hofstadter at
573-9444, ext. 291 to start helping
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Support Our Troops
Golf Tournament
ST. PETE BEACH- St. Pete Beach
Support Our Troops is a registered
non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation
dedicated to showing our brave men
and women fighting in Iraq and
Afghanistan care and appreciation
for their sacrifices. Please join
them for a "Support Our Troops
('h.-ilyv Golf Scramble" at the
St. Petersburg Country Club on
February 7. Registration begins at
noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
Participants can register for the
entire tournament or just dinner;
all funds raised are used for postage
to mail packages to those currently
deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Support Our Troops is always
seeking financial support as well
as donations of food and hygiene
products to provide care packages to
troops. For a full list of needed items
and to find out more information
on getting involved in this fun and
worthwhile event, please contact
Terri Finnerty at 727-641-2314 or
spbsot@yahoo.com.

Seabird Sanctuary
Needs Your Help
INDIAN SHORES- The Suncoast
Seabird Sanctuary is experiencing a
high volume of birds of prey rescue
calls due to the extreme high winds
and cold and needs the public's help
to save the birds.
Eastern screech owls are especially
vulnerable to the cold, and last year


the sanctuary rescued many during
and after the record-breaking cold
freeze. A high percentage that
arrived at the sanctuary during the
cold freeze last year didn't survive
due too much cold exposure or
malnutrition.
The owls are very important birds to
the area as they help keep the rodent
and insect population, especially
roaches, down to a minimum.
The sanctuary is asking for the
public to help its rescue operation


by checking the grounds around
their homes or businesses for
injured or frostbit birds, especially
the owls. Please wear gloves when
picking the bird up, put the bird in
a box, provide air holes and keep it
warm. It is extremely important to
bring the bird immediately to the
sanctuary or call the rescue hotline
at 727-391-6211 to see if a volunteer
rescuer is available.


Clinical Research Group of St. Petersburg invites you to take part in a clinical
research study of an investigational medication for people with Excessive
Daytime Sleepiness and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

YOU MUST:
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Q: Can you build a 20 story building in St. Pete Beach?

A: City Manager Mike Bonfield said, No, under the current regulations
you cannot. To get a change in height that would have to be approved by the
voters unless the height is already allowed in the comprehensive plan. One
of the proposals being considered at the special city commission meeting
on Jan. 6 is to ask voters if they do not want to require a referendum
vote for changes in height. The changes in height currently requiring voter
approval can be lower or higher, something being considered for part of the
Pass-A-Grille area is lowering heights by three-feet.

Send us your questions about the city at News@theGabber.com.
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By Fred Wilder
January Art Show
Artists, start the New Year off
right by entering a painting or two
in The Treasure Island Art Guild's
January show. This is a member-
only show but they would welcome
you as a new member. Entry date
is December 30 between 9 a.m.
and 1 p.m. The place to enter is
The Treasure Island City Hall
Auditorium, 120 108 Avenue.
On January 8 at 1 p.m. at
the same place they will have
a reception for the winners of
the show. There will be an art
demonstration by a professional
artist. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, go to www.
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Meet the adorable Bella a one year old smart terrier mix.
Bella does have a disability she is deaf, but that has not
stopped her from living life to its fullest. Bella is learning
signs for sit and down. She is house-trained and has lived
with other pets before. Bella is lovely, friendly, active girl,
whose only special need is a forever home. Visit Bella at
SPCA Tampa Bay at 9099 130 Avenue N. in Largo or call
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bundle of sweetness. Olive gets along well with other dogs
and would make a great family pet! Olive has been spayed,
microchipped and vaccinated. If you are interested in adopting
this girl, please contact Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 727- 328-
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people and dogs, but likes to be the 'top' cat in the home. To
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City of Gulfport: Gulfport Exterior Illumination
Q: Why is the city considering an outside light voltage meter inspection
when there are so many street lights that are either not working or only
working part time on some of the most needed places, like the one in front of
the complex between the bars on Shore Boulevard. It is pitch black almost
all night. I know our city does their best to keep us safe but I thought that
maybe this was either not noticed or just overlooked. Lisa Haught
A: The city's public works director, Don Sopak, said he hadn't heard
of an outside light voltage meter inspection, and neither had the city's
Building Official, so the odds are that the city isn't considering it.
Although Progress Energy, not the city, bears the responsibility for street
lights, Mr. Sopak told us that his department "has an employee ride all
the City's streets at night inspecting the street lights in the City two times
a year. They report lights out, lights that cycle on and off and on and
lights that are blocked by trees that need trimming. These lights are then
reported to Progress Energy for repairs or maintenance."
The city's web site, MyGulfport.us, also has a link where residents can
report street light problems. You'll find it under City Departments--> Public
Works Information--> Streets. Click on "Request a street light repair from
Progress Energy". You can also call the Public Works Department at893-
1089 to report any problems. When reporting lights, make sure you have
the you will need the address adjacent to the light and or the pole number
that is located on a metal tag on the power pole.
Mr. Sopak said he would send someone out to take a look at the lights on
Shore Boulaevard. By the time this goes to press, hopefully the light will
work all the time.

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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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Playwriting Workshop
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GULFPORT-Back by popular
demand, the Gulfport Arts Center, is
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
the Gulfport Arts Center located at
2726 54 Street S., adjacent to the dog
parks. Cost is $75. Space is limited so
pre-registration is encouraged. FMI
and to register contact Tinamarie
Hansen at 727-637-4331.

West Coast
Orchid Society
The Florida West Coast Orchid
Society will hold their monthly
meeting, on the second Thursday
of the month, January 13, at
the Pinellas County Cooperative
Extension (Botanical Gardens),
12175 125 Street N. in Largo. An
educational class will be held at
7 p.m., with a short meeting at
7:30 p.m. followed by a presentation.
An orchid sale, raffle, and
refreshments follow. Visitors are
welcome. Free admission and
parking. For more information,
please call 727-733-8167.



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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, DECEMBER 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.


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.
Coffee/Talk Book Discussion:
Thursday, January 20, 10:00 am. Dis-
cussion of January Girl, by Goldie Tay-
lor. Copies of the book and discussion
guide are available at the Reference
Help Desk.
Genealogy Discussion Group: Sat-


urday, January 22, 1:00 pm.
Short Stories Study Group: Mon-
day, January 24, 1:00 pm. Presented
by local chapter, Brandeis University
Women, and open to the general pub-
lic.
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

All meetings and programs are free
and open to the public


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Senior Center 550 27th Ave. So. 893-1231


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Closed for Holidays: The Senior Center &
GEMS will be closed on Fri. Dec. 24 & Fri.
Dec. 31. Happy Holidays to all!
Bingo & Pizza: Come join us on Mon. Dec.
27 for Bingo at 1 lam and pizza at the Snack
Bar ($1.25/slice). (No Neighborly Care
Network Lunch Program).
New Year Flea Market: A Flea Market
will be held on Mon. Jan. 3 from 9am to 1pm.
Stay for lunch at the Snack Bar: Chili, Corn
Bread and cookies! (No Neighborly Care
Network Lunch Program).
Lunch &Learn-FixedIncome Investing:
Call now to make your reservation for lunch
and learn about Fixed Income Investing by
MorganStanley Smith Barney on Tues. Jan.
4 at 11am. Free.
Presentation: Brain Fitness: How do you
take care of your brain? Dr. Susan Wehry,
MD will speak about Brain Fitness on Fri.
Jan. 7 at 1pm. Call now as space is limited.
Free.
Stetson Students Making a Difference:
Mark your calendar for Mon. Jan. 10
from 1-5pm when Stetson University of
Law students will be at the Senior Center
for Professionalism Day. Students will
provide one-on-one computer training and
demonstrate some hand held electronic
devices. Come join us!
Fitness Program Just for You:
Reservations now being accepted for our
next 12-week Fitness Program. One-on-one
interviews start Jan. 18. Fitness Program
starts Jan. 20 Fee: $20 for Foundation
members; $25 for non-Foundation members.
Call for more info.
Presentation: More About Medicare:
Wed. Jan. 19 at 1pm. Details to follow.
Community Law Program: Fri. Jan. 21
at 9:30am. Call for info on income criteria.
Senior Trips: Start the New Year with
some special day trips. Tampa Bay Downs
Horse Racing including Buffet: $49 on Jan. 5;
"Forever Plaid" at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Jan.
13: $49; Carme & the Taylors Vintage Vegas
Show at Port Charlotte Cultural Center on
Jan. 15: $45; Mission Inn (luxurious resort)
includes meal & visit to Lakeridge Winery:
$55; Hard Rock Casino, Feb. 8 & 22; and
St. Armand's Circle with lunch at Dutch
Heritage Amish Restaurant on Feb. 14: $44.
Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for more info.
Annual Health & Beauty Fair: Mon. Jan.
24 & Tues. Jan. 25. Reserve both dates,
9am-noon. Watch the Gabber for further
details.
Annual Entertainment Fair: Fri. Jan.
28. Lunch at Snack Bar: $3.00 (includes
sandwich, chips, beverage) starting at
11:30am. Stay for free Hickman Theater
performance at 1pm by Gibbs High School
Choral Group. Door Prizes and Opportunity
Drawings included. Free refreshments
following performance.
SPECIAL SERVICES:
Free Phones for Hearing Imnaired:


Tues. Jan. 18 at 11:30am. Courtesy of Deaf &
Hearing Connection.
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-door
transportation service is provided for Gulfport
seniors 55 & over. A $50 annual registration
fee is required and rides are $1.00 each way. All
rides to the Senior Center are free. Let us take
you to the barber/beauty shop, bank, restaurant,
medical appointments, grocery shopping, social
outings, etc. Call 893-2242 to learn more about
the GEMS service.
AARP Driving Classes: are held on the first
two Tuesdays of every month at 12:45 p.m. 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 GrandparentsRaisingGrandchildren,
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, Jan. 24 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: www.gulfportseniorfoundation.org.


Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-0o7o
Faith Cathedral International Church:
9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays
Bible Study: 9:15am, 4th Sun.
Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm



HICKMAN

5501 27th Ave. So.
893-1070
Gulfport Community Players
presents
"NOISES OFF"
A funny farce, play within a play
Jan. 6-23
Thurs.-Sat., 8 pm
Sun. Matinee, 2 pm
Tickets $15 available at Gulfport
Casino or call 727-322-0316





5500 Shore Blvd. So.
893-1070
NEW YEAR'S EVE
CELEBRATION
featuring
"IDENTITY CRISIS BAND"
Dance to hits of each decade
Fri., Dec. 31
8pm-12:30am
7:30pm Doors open
Tks $20 Advance
Reservations suggested

WEEKLY DANCES
ELLIS HALE'S BAND & DANCE
Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun., Dec. 26
6-10Opm, $7
USA Ballroom Dance
Mon., Dec. 27, 7-10:15pm
$5 Members, $7 Non-members
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
Every Thursday
Salsa Dance
7-8:30pm Lessons,
8:30-10 Opm Dance $7


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AtMtoroscoe Guide


By Holiday Mathis

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
This week brings strange and
exhilarating circumstances. It will
feel like you are standing in front
of an audience without a script, and
yet, you're not really lost. It's an
opportunity to become extremely
aware of your environment -- eyes
wide open, looking for clues as to
what you should say and do next.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It
seems like a certain friend has it
made -- things often seem that way
from the outside. It's doubtful that
you would actually be having a better
time with that person's particular set
of problems, so thinking you would is
simply a waste of time. By the end of
the week, you'll find an empowering
perspective.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Be
mindful of how you spend time with
others. Remember that it's rude to
interrupt real-life conversations to
text a remote party. Furthermore,
face-to-face contact with a few people
will benefit your emotional health
and well-being significantly more
than thousands of "friends" on a
social networking site.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You
put things in a logical order and run
your schedule in a way that makes
sense. When someone less reasonable
seems to be pulling ahead of you, it's
something to note. Maybe there's
a trick here you haven't tried or an
approach that would help your efforts.
Learn all you can -- you're bound for
success.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You are
an adamant improver, and it shines
through in all you do. There doesn't
have to be anything particularly
wrong with a situation in order for you
to figure out how to make it better.
Furthermore, you will find peace in
places where it evades others. Share


this gift. Many will find comfort in
simply being around you.
GEMINI (I .iy 21-June 21). You
are the person who should be at the
center of your life. Resist the impulse
to put someone else in this position.
When you take fantastic care of
yourself, you give a gift to others
at the same time -- the gift of your
best self. And through your example,
you will tacitly be giving others
permission to do the same.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You
have lost touch with the things that
make you feel good and taken care
of. Make a long list. The first items
may not be the most exciting, so keep
going until you hit on things that you
really and truly enjoy. There is time
in your week to do at least three of
these items.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Pretend
you are not yourself for a minute.
You will balance your energy by
observing your life from as objective
a viewpoint as possible. From a
distant place, you will more easily
see how you can reduce what is too
much and augment what is too little.
You'll leave the week a better person
than you were going into it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It's been
proved that optimists are healthier
than pessimists, and that they live
longer, too. This is good news for
you, since your sign is optimistic by
nature. Still, sometimes you have
to remind yourself to think on the
bright side. Such occasions come up
this week. Be vigilant about thinking
the best of others.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll
see the possibility in the moment
because you're awake and looking
for it. This is why you feel sorry
for the sleepwalkers around you.
Supposedly, it's dangerous to wake
them; however, you get the sneaking
suspicion that it's your job to do so.
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they'll never forget you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). People
are getting in line, and something in
you wants to stake out a spot. It may
suddenly feel as though you have to
fight for what's yours, but it's only
human nature to react in this way.
Just be sure you really want what
they want enough to brave the crowd
for it, or you'll be wasting your time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
When your view of a situation is very
narrow, things appear impossibly
complicated. The answer is not to
make a move at all until you learn
more. Knowledge is like light: The
more you can shed on your scene
the easier it will be to navigate your
environment and get where you want
to go.
This Week's Birthdays: You
will be seen as the very important
person you are. Realizing that you
deserve the best, you'll select the
finest available attire, surroundings
and relationships. Next month,
you'll give more than you planned
in a relationship, and you'll receive
more, too. In February, you'll travel
in order to make money. May brings
healing to your family. You'll react
quickly to opportunity and create
exciting circumstances in July. New
friends in October entice you on an
adventure.

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.
"Karaoke" Melody Tunes
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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Clothes To Kids (CTK) has an
immediate need for new or gently
used boy's pants/jeans in sizes 6-16
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Young boys' shoes sizes 12 to 6 and
men's sizes 6-12 are desperately
needed. Their supply is critically low!
If you are involved in an organization
that works with school-age boys,
consider doing a clothing drive
focused on pants and shoes. If you
visit a store or thrift store near you,
please consider purchasing little boy
and young men's pants and then drop
them off at the CTK location nearest
you. Help CTK ensure that every
child leaves with a complete week's
worth of school clothing.
New or gently used clothes and shoes
can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and
5 p.m. Monday-Friday at Clothes To
Kids two convenient locations. In
Clearwater at: 1059 N. Hercules Ave.
and our new St. Pete store at: 3251
Third Avenue N. Cash donations are
always needed to purchase clothing
in short supply and new underwear.


For more information, please call
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Community Center all winter long.
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and shopping destinations all over
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driving, tolls and parking. The trips
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Wednesday where they check out
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Looking for a new job? How about a
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Local Obituaries

BAKER, MYRTLE A., 77, of So.
Pasadena, passed away Dec. 6, 2010
at her home. For full obituary, please
go to www.beachmemorial.com,
Beach Memorial Chapel, 727-360-
5577.

CADY, LAWRENCE
M. "LARRY",
Lawrence Mowry
"Larry" Cady, 94,
passed away from
this life on December
15, 2010 surrounded
by his loving family,
in Asheville at the CarePartners
Solace Center. Larry was born to
Harry and Elsie Cady (Hayes) on
July 6, 1916 in La Gloria, Cuba but
was raised with his two brothers on
Nantucket Island, MA. He graduated
from high school in 1934 where he
served as class president. He married
Agnes Newbold on October 14, 1939
in Ithan, PA. She preceded him in
death on August 3, 2005. Larry sailed
in the Merchant Marine Service,
served proudly in the U.S. Navy
during WWII and eventually settled
in Kenmore, NY in the late 1940's.
As a successful small businessman,
he first worked for and became sole
owner of the Walter Fissell Co., Inc.
in Buffalo, NY before retiring in 1982.
He and Agnes lived in Nantucket
and Gulfport, FL in retirement.
"Captain" Cady was an avid boater
with his own boat and vacationed
on several freighter ship cruises. He
was also a voracious Bridge player
and earlier in life, a golfer. He was
involved with Free Masonry and
was a past member of the Kenmore
Lodge as well as a member of the
First Congregational Church of
Nantucket. He drove a bus for the
Nantucket Transit Authority for 13
years until a second retirement at
age 90. He was also a volunteer driver
for the Suncoast Hospice in Pinellas
Co., FL and for the Saltmarsh Senior
Center on Nantucket. Larry was a
friend to many, had an engaging and
outgoing personality, was a great
conversationalist, and a dedicated
supporter of various organizations,
manybasedon Nantucket. He enjoyed
introducing people to Nantucket
history, it's beauty, and the Cady-
Mowry-Folger personal history on


the island and all things Nantucket.
He is greatly missed by his devoted
family and many friends. Mr. Cady
is survived by a daughter, Christina
Knight and her husband, Robert,
of Sturbridge, MA; two sons, David
Cady and his wife, Joan, of Clayton,
NC and Kenneth Cady and his wife,
Elizabeth Wooding, of Palmyra, VA
and a brother, Clifton Cady of Ft.
Myers, FL. Mr. Cady was a loving
grandfather to DebraKnight, Jennifer
Polimeno and her husband, Rob,
Wendy Cady and her husband, Scott
Dickey, Darren Cady and his wife,
Michele, and Anya Wooding-Cady
as well as seven great-grandchildren
and several nieces, nephews and
cousins. A Celebration of Life service
will be held on Nantucket Island
in 2011. Donations in the name of
Lawrence Cady may be made to one
of his favorite organizations such as:
Nantucket Historical Association,
Nantucket Land bank or Suncoast
Hospice of Pinellas Co., FL. Groce
Funeral Home at Lake Julian in
Arden, NC is assisting the family
and a memorial register is available
at www.grocefuneralhome.com.

CATALDO, SAMUEL A., 85, of
Gulfport, died peacefully on Friday
Dec. 10, 2010. He was a member
of Holy Name Catholic Church in
Gulfport. Survivors include one
daughter, Cathy Tucker of Gulfport;
two sons, Dan of Virginia and Bob
of Gulfport; 11 grandchildren and 6
great grandchildren; two brothers
and three sisters. A son, Sam,
preceded him in death.

FERNANDEZ, ANDREW, of
South Pasadena, beloved husband
of Patricia, passed away at home on
Dec. 15, 2010, with his wife by his
bedside. He was born in New York,
NY. He was a proud graduate of
Adelphi University, Masters Program
in Clinical Social Work. He was
retired after 20 years of service, with
special needs children, from the NYC
Department of Education. He was
a man best known for his generous
heart, a great sense of humor, and
the ability to put people at ease and
make them laugh. After retirement
he loved to fish, and dance. He is
survived by his beloved sister Alice;
son, Jeffrey; niece Vanessa; and
nephew Kevin and his wife Wendy;
great-nieces, Genesis and Natalia. He


will be sorely missed. Mass services,
Wednesday, Dec 22, 10:30 a.m. St.
John Vianney, St Pete Beach.

FORTKAMP, STEPHEN E., 62, of
St. Pete Beach, passed away Dec. 15,
2010. A private cremation has been
planned. David C. Gross Funeral
Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-
4911.

GLADD, SR., RAYMOND LLOYD,
86, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday,
December 7, 2010, at Bay Pines VA
Hospital. Born in Hilliards, PA, he
came here in 1987 from Fredonia,
PA. He was a United States Army
veteran. He was a member of A/A for
forty years. He is survived by his wife
Dama R. Gladd of St. Petersburg,
FL, sons James Gladd of Grove
City, PA and Raymond Gladd, Jr. of
St. Petersburg, FL, two grandchildren,
two great grandchildren and a sister.
ALifeTribute FuneralCare Gulfport,
727-347-5521.


JACKSON, ELIZABETH ANNE,
49, of South Pasadena, died Thursday,
Dec. 9, 2010 at St. Anthony's
Hospital after a short illness. She
was born Feb. 3, 1961 in Brooklyn,
NY, daughter of Floyd and Dorothy
Hobart of Stella, NC. In addition to
her parents, she is survived by her
loving husband Maurice L. Jackson;
cherisheddaughtersMichelle Theresa
Eileen Jackson and Kristen Dorothy
Anne Jackson; son, Daniel Francis
Voorhis; brother, Floyd Eric Hobart;
sister, Dorothy Patricia Kinney and
husband, Francis R. Kinney, Jr.; four
nieces; three nephews and one great-
niece. She was proceeded in death
by her sister, Susan Mary Peterson.
A memorial service is being held at
6:30 p.m., Thursday at First Baptist
Church of Saint Petersburg.

MERRILL, EMILY, 90, of Lithia,
formerly of Gulfport, died Saturday,
Dec. 11, 2010. Survived by a loving
family. Visitation Dec. 16 at 12 p.m.
at ALife Gulfport with burial to follow
at Royal Palm.

O'CONNELL, MAURICE
PATRICK "PAT", 84, of Gulfport,
died Dec. 16, 2010. He spent his
working career building maj or bridges
including the Tappan Zee, Throgs
Neck, and Rikers Island Bridges in


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Obituaries (con't.)
New York and rebuilding hotels such
as the Taft and Halloran House in
New York City. He headed up the
construction of the first early warning
system off the coast of Massachusetts.
Always fascinated with the stock
market, he later became a partner in
a private New York brokerage firm
that opened an office in Dunedin.
That office developed, taking several
Florida companies, including Larry's
Ice Cream, public. His interest in
everything technical and innovative
eventually led him to become involved
with the emerging cellular telephone
industry and licensing in wireless
telephone systems throughout the
US. Born in Staten Island, New York,
he married and lived on Long Island
until moving to Dunedin following
his divorce. Soon after he met and
married his wife, Bonnie, by whom
he is survived, along with three of
his four children, John, Maryellen
and Theresa; and two stepchildren,
Scott and Shera Haliczer. He is
also survived by 11 grandchildren
all of whom he adored. His second
son, Brian, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m.
Monday at David C. Gross Funeral
Home in St. Petersburg, with burial
immediately following at Royal Palm
Cemetery South. In lieu of flowers,
the family requests that donations
be made to Menorah Manor, Temple
Beth-El, or Wounded Warriors. An
online guestbook is available at
davidcgross.com. David C. Gross
Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave.,
727-381-4911.

RUMORE, FRANCES, 89, of
South Pasadena, died Saturday,
Dec. 11, 2010, at The Springs. She is
survived by many friends. Visitation
Monday, Dec. 20, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at
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The Reason for
Christmas
Let's tell a Christmas story. Not
THE Christmas story. Well,
yes it is. It's about the same
guy. I'll confess that this version
(paraphrased) is not original with
me. I don't know who wrote it, but
it was recited the other evening at
the Florida Orchestra's Christmas
performance at Mahaffey Theatre
by Gavin Macleod, the old captain
of Love Boat and regular on the
Mary Tyler Moore show. And,
I'm certain I've heard it before.
It's a simple story. It's about a humble
guy, unknown to the rest of the world,
from a tiny area in the Middle East,
not exactly unknown, but certainly
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wasn't a cut above economically. He
learned carpentry and apparently
went about his life without much
fanfare until he was about 30. His
world story starts then.
Walking around the country,
addressing the common people,
more often the poor and unwanted,
he began to get a following. He
drew large crowds. He performed
miracles.
He didn't preach over throw of
government, he rejected violence, he
preached peace, love, understanding,
salvation and hope and a reliance
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life. He was, in the measure of world
success, pretty much a non-entity.
It wasn't his deeds that were his
undoing. It was his words. When
declaring his divinity, he alienated
the religious rulers the people
of his own nation and religion. In
attracting large crowds and creating
discord with leading native rulers, he
earned the suspicion of the Roman
overseers.
Within three years his words had
tried the patience of the religious and
secular powers. Expediently he was
executed by being nailed to a cross
between two thieves.
However, it was his death that
fulfilled the prophecies and the word.
The word was the survivor and his
fame spread across the world and
has survived for 2010 years. There
is no person, king, prince, merchant,
in the history of world who has so
influenced its history. One does not
have to acknowledge divinity to
acknowledge the impact.
We celebrate the births of kings,
princes, presidents, and deaths of
many and mark the beginnings and
ends of wars. Isn't it appropriate
to mark the birth of a man of
unmatched influence and integrity
whose message was one of love and
peace?
To all of you, a Merry Christmas.

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breakfast. Come ring in the new year with us!
Don't forget, Bingo is back, Wednesday 6p.m. Open to the public, kitchen open.
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
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Medicare Choices
Medicare open enrollment season for
Part D and MAPD is from November
15 to December 31, 2010. Volunteers
are needed to help individuals
understand the choices and make
an unbiased decision. If you have an
inquiring mind, tact and sensitivity
as well as a strong desire to help a
vulnerable population, then SHINE
(Serving Health Insurance Needs of
Elders) may be the perfect volunteer
opportunity for you.
SHINE volunteers are both active
and retired individuals from diverse
career and cultural backgrounds. As
a volunteer, you will receive initial
training, continuing education and
a supportive environment with
dedicated colleagues.
Call the SHINE program at 727-
570-9696, ext. 234 and speak with
the Area Agency on Aging Program
Coordinator, Susan Samson.

Extravaganza of Song
OPERAfest Florida presents "An
Extravaganza of Song" at Pinellas
Park performing Arts Center, 4951
78 Avenue N. in Pinellas Park on
Saturday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m.
and Sunday, January 16 at 2:30 p.m.
Classically trained local singers
will perform arias, duets, songs
and scenes from operas. General
admission is $10, $8 for students
and seniors. Tickets will be sold at
the door one hour prior to show. For
more information call 727-". 17-0396.






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Youth Yoga Classes
ST. PETE BEACH- The City of
St. Pete Beach is excited to offer a
brand new yoga course for children
taught byinstructor Paula Kay. "Yoga
Relaxation Therapy for Children" is a
45-minute class that combines gentle
poses with nature images to help
children with balance, flexibility,
attention and calmness resulting in
improved self-esteem and interaction
with others. Music and fun are
added to make this a truly enjoyable
experience for your child. Various
dates and times are available so to
sign your child up for this new class,
contact the instructor directly at 727-
804-6079 or paulak412@aol.com.


St. Petersburg
Writers' Club
The St. Petersburg Writers Club
meets on the first and third Thursday
of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the West
Branch Library at the corner of 8th
Avenue N. and 67 Street adjacent to
St. Petersburg College. Anyone inter-
ested in writing, whether a seasoned
professional or a beginner, is wel-
come to attend.
The purpose of the club is to encour-
age every member to write more ef-
fectively and to be published appro-
priately. Most of the reading time
is devoted to members reading from
their works-in-progress and hearing
other member critiques.
Membership is open to writers of
all ages and all levels of writing skill
working in any literary genre. Dues
are $10 per year.
Guests and new members are
always welcome. For more in-
formation, call Martha Dupes
at 736-3355 or Pat First at
397-8833.

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.
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December program includes:
Christmas vacation December 21
and 28.
January program includes:
"Equipment for Your Boat" Janurary
4, W.,i.--' .i, Watch\Trailering
Your Boat" Janurary 11, "Handling
Your Boat" Janurary 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.


Low-Cost or Free
Mammograms
If you are a woman 40-64 years of
age of low income without health
insurance living in Pinellas County
you may be eligible for a free or low
cost Mammogram. For additional
information please call 820-4117.
The guidelines and eligibility
requirements will be provided to you
at that time.


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-


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pers concerning bank-
ruptcy law in general,
ECF requirements and
new issues. He is a
former director of the
Bankruptcy Section of
the State Bar of Geor-
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.


Keith Sanders, Esq.
Sanders Law, RA.
6702 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-209-0744
keithsanderslaw@gmail.com












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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Saturday 12/11
Trouble with Individual- 1600 BIk
Gray St. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 6100 BIk 9th
Ave. S.
Civil Matter- 5500 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Noise Complaint- 5500 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Theft- 6300 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Trespasser- 5100 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk
Freemont St. S.
Noise Complaint- 5600 BIk Newton
Ave. S.
Domestic Battery- 2000 BIk 53rd St.
S.
Noise Complaint- 1000 BIk 49th St.
S.


Sunday 12/12
Animal Complaint- 1300 BIk 58th
St. S.
Disabled Vehicle- 2100 BIk 58th St.
S.
Domestic Battery- 2600 BIk Miriam
St. S.
Street Obstruction- 2300 BIk 58th
St. S.
Noise Complaint- 2100 BIk 53rd St.
S.
Trespasser- 2400 BIk 49th St. S.
Noise Complaint- 5600 BIk 18th Ave.
S.
Domestic Battery- 2200 BIk 53rd St.
S.
Monday 12/13
Street Obstruction- 2100 BIk 58th
St. S.
Suspicious Person- 1200 BIk Hull
St. S.


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Truant- 5200 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk
58th St. S.
Accident with Injuries- 800 BIk 49th
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Robbery- Tomlinson Park.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Domestic Battery- 6300 BIk 10th
Ave. S.
Tuesday 12/14
Recovered Stolen Vehicle- 5100
BIk 27th Ave. S.
Call for Officer- 1400 BIk 59th St. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Hit & Run- 4900 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Suspicious Activity- 5200 BIk 11th
Ave. S.
Wednesday 12/15
Suspicious Activity- 2700 BIk 50th
St. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 3000 BIk 50th St.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
12th Ave. S.
Accident with Injuries- 1800 BIk
56th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Call for Officer- 6300 BIk 8th Ave. S.
Thursday 12/16
Animal Complaint- 700 BIk Free-
mont St. S.
Domestic Battery- 5100 BIk 15th
Ave. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 5200
BIk 28th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- Tomlinson Park.
Domestic Verbal- 2900 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 6300 BIk
8th Ave. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 5100 BIk 13th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5500 BIk
Newton Ave. S.


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Crime Awareness Meeting
The next City-Wide Crime Awareness meeting will be held on Monday,
January 10 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.
com. Hope to see you there.







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).

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.
Sunshine City Council will hold
their annual Spaghetti Dinner on
Saturday, January 15 at the Magnolia
Club House, Five Towns from 5-7
p.m. Dinner includes spaghetti, garlic
bread, salad, beverage and choice
of a variety homemade desserts.
There will be a dessert auction as
well. The cost of a ticket is $8.50 for
adults and $3 for children 2-10 years
old. Please contact Kay Ansel at
343-5117 or Sharon Ingram at
321-2849) to purchase your ticket
and place your reservation. This is
the annual ways and means event
for the council and is a fun evening
for all.
Laureate Epsilon Theta's annual
couple's Christmas dinner was held
on Saturday, December 18 at the
home of Sharon and Rogers Ingram.
The co-hostess for the social is
Valerie Rankin. A delicious meal was
prepared for all members and guests
attending. An ornament exchange
among the ladies and a gift exchange
among the men took place. Everyone
enjoyed a relaxed evening of being
with friends for the holidays.
For more information, please
contact, Sharon Ingram at 321-
2849.

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ATTENTION GULFPORT TEENS
Are you 13-19 years of age?
Are you interested in becoming a part of
changing the way people view teens?
The Gulfport Teen Council is looking for you! Teen members' involvement
includes working with the City Council concerning equipment recommenda-
tions; budgetary considerations for City's parks and recreation programs; and
provide recommendations, suggestions and assistance with youth events for
city-sponsored festivals/programs. Teen Council members also gain valuable
community experiences by attending local and state conferences, participating
in community services projects and by representing the best of the City's youth.
Get involved today! There is one vacant regular member position and three
vacant alternate member positions available. Applications may be picked up
at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Boulevard S. or City Hall, 2401
53 Street S. Positions open until filled. A recommendation/reference letter is
required from a principal, school counselor, teacher or an adult not related to
applicant attached with the application.






























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Full Ballot For St. Pete Beach March Election


When candidate qualifying closed Wednesday Dec. 15 at
noon two candidates filed for District 4 commissioner in-
cumbent Commissioner Beverly Garnett and former commis-
sioner Harry Metz. One candidate filed for District 2 commis-
sioner- the incumbent Vice Mayor Jim Parent who will return
to represent District 2.. The candidates completed informa-
tion with the city clerk's office, their responses are below.


Beverly Garnett
Incumbent
District 4
Garnett is married with
one daughter and one son.
She has lived in Florida 42
years with ten total years in
St. Pete Beach. She has also
lived in Georgia, Taiwan and
Texas. Her business/profes-
sional background is corpo-
rate relocation and her edu-
cation includes high school
and some college. Her affili-
ations with clubs/organiza-
tions include Pass-A-Grille
Community Assoc. and Pass-
A-Grille Women's Club. She
did not include additional in-
formation on the form.
.


Harry Metz
Candidate
(Former Commissioner)
District 4
Metz is married. He has
lived in Florida for 60 years,
all of which has been in St.
Pete Beach. He has also


lived in Pennsylvania. His
business/professional back-
ground includes retired
military. His education in-
cludes high school, some col-
lege and numerous military
schools and training courses.
For affiliations with clubs/
organizations he wrote life
member Disabled American
Veterans.
Metz wrote in additional
information "I am a local
businessman, retired Army
and Vietnam Veteran. I've
served as commissioner in
Dist. 4 from 2007-2009. I be-
lieve in sensible controlled
growth and improving the
infrastructure that benefits
all residents. This will bring
our neighborhood back to
unity and the peace and
tranquility we deserve."













Jim Parent
Incumbent
Un-Opposed
District 2
Parent is married with one
daughter. He has lived in
Florida on and off since 1982
depending on his job with
Johnson & Johnson. He has
also lived in Scotland, Cali-
fornia, Singapore, Texas and
Ohio. His business/profes-
sional background includes
retired Johnson & Johnson
Director of Program Man-
agement and occasional


business consultant. Par-
ent's education includes an
Associates and Bachelors
of Mechanical Engineering
Technology from the Uni-
versity of Dayton, Master
of Business Administra-
tion from the University of
Phoenix and the Executive
Program "Leading Product
Innovation" from Harvard
University.
Parent listed his affiliation
with clubs/organizations as
appointed member of Flori-
da League of Cities Finance
and Taxation Legislative
Policy Committee, 2010; St.


Pete Beach Voting Delegate
to Florida League of Cities,
2010; Historical Preservation
Committee 2008; Brightwa-
ter Beach homeowner asso-
ciation, Secretary 2005-2006,
American Legion Long Key
Post 305; Friends of St. Pete
Beach Library and Friends of
Gulf Beaches Historical Mu-
seum.
In additional information
he wrote: Medic in the Unit-
ed States Air Force during
the Vietnam Conflict, hon-
orably discharged SSGT in
1973 and Incumbent St. Pete
Beach City Commissioner,


Four-Way Race for Beach Mayor
Four candidates for mayor filed their qualifying paper work
with the city clerk's office by noon on Wednesday Dec. 15.
Running for the three-year term as mayor are incumbent
Michael Finnerty William Jacoby Jr Bruce Kadoura. and
Stephen McFarlin. The candidates filled out an information
sheet with the clerk's office, which is included below.


Michael Finnerty
Incumbent
Mayor
Finnerty is married with
two sons. He has lived in
Florida for 16 years, all of
which has been in St. Pete
Beach. He has also lived in
Germany, New Jersey, New
York and Pennsylvania.
His business/professional
background includes: Class
"A" PGA Golf Professional,
lumber wholesaler and wine
and beer salesman. His edu-
cation includes high school
graduate and two years of
junior college.
Finnerty listed his affilia-
tion with clubs and organiza-
tions as: St. John's Church,
North Beach Civic Associa-


tion, Friends of the Library,
Friends of Gulf Beaches
Historic Museum, and presi-
dent of Support Our Troops.
Under additional informa-
tion he wrote- Barrier Is-
land Representative for St.
Pete Beach on the Big-C and
American Legion Post #305.













William Jacoby JR.
Candidate
Mayor
Jacoby is married with two
daughters and a son. He
has lived in Florida for 8+
years, of which 8+ years has
been full-time in St. Pete al-
though he has been coming
to town since 1956. He has
also lived in Kentucky. His
business/professional back-


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ground includes 35+ years in
sales, marketing and manu-
facturing in the sporting
goods and golf industry. His
education includes attended
college at Lea College, Col-
lege of DuPage, Bellarmine
University and Spalding
University.
Jacoby listed his affiliation
with clubs and organizations
as: Garden Railroad Club of
Florida, Kiwanis, St. John
Vianney Catholic Church-
Blood Drive Chair, That
Man is You Core Team and
Studebaker Driver's Club.
Under additional informa-
tion he wrote- have been
active in St. Pete Beach as
a member of the Planning
Board for past 5+ years
and served as chairman for
the past 2 1/2 years. Par-
ticipated as a member of the
Civic Events committee (pre
Friends of St. Pete Beach)."
Active with my church. My
past activities include being
an avid commercial hot air
balloon pilot, river rafting
and snow skiing."


Buce Kadoura
Candidate
Mayor
Kadoura is married. He has
lived in Florida for 14 years
with seven years in St. Pete
Beach. His business/profes-
sional background includes
accountant and his educa-
tion includes a Bachelor of
Business Administration.
Kadoura did not list club/
organization affiliations or
additional information.


Stephen McFarlin
Candidate
Mayor
McFarlin is divorced
and has a son and two
daughters. He has lived
in Florida for 54 years, 16
of which have been in St.
Pete Beach. He's retired a
president of Dew Cadillac
after 20 years. He was also
majority stockholder. His
education includes grade
school at Azalea, middle
and high school in Lake


Wales, and various General
Motors courses.
McFarlin listed his affilia-
tions with clubs and organi-
zations as current member of
Pasadena Yacht and Tennis.
Under additional informa-
tion he wrote- Parents also
grew up in St. Petersburg
and both attended St. Pete
High. Father Henry McFar-
lin (deceased) was district
manager of Florida Power in
St. Petersburg.


The Gabber will interview the
candidates in January. If you
have questions you would
like them to answer, please
forward them to
News@theGabber.com
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Save Our Strays Needs
Volunteers
Save Our Strays needs people to
foster cats and/or kittens in their
homes. You must be able to bring
your fosters to the Tyrone Petsmart
on the adoption Saturdays. You drop
them off and then pick them up at the
set times. They also need volunteers
to help adopt out cats and kittens on
Saturday at the Tyrone Petsmart in
St Petersburg.Volunteering and/or
fostering costs you nothing but your
love and a little of your time. Save
Our Strays is a non-profit, no kill
organization operating with 100%
volunteer staff. For more information,
call Diana at 727-328-1291.

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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Northwest St. Pete
Mom's Group
MOMS (Moms Offering Moms
Support) Club is an international
non-profit organization dedicated
to supporting stay at home moms
through weekly and monthly
activities, including age appropriate
playgroups from birth to all ages,
breakfast and lunch get together,
exercise groups and moms night out
events, just to name a few.
Most events are for moms and kids
together and some are dedicated
just for moms, giving you that much
needed "me time".
Call Ashley Marchese, Membership
Chair at 813-716-1500 or email
her at: mclubnwsp@yahoo.com.
You can also visit their website
for more information: http://
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Food Addicts
Anonymous
Food Addicts Anonymousis a 12-Step
program for people having difficulty
with food. There are no dues or fees.
They are not a diet and calories
club. They meet on Tuesday at
5:30 p.m. in the Friendship
Community Church on Treasure
Island, which is next to Foxy's near
the end of the T. I. Causeway. On
Thursday at 6 p.m. they meet at
St. Anthony's Hospital in the
basement conference room #9 (next
to the main elevators.) For more
information call 773-7746.

Donate to Library's
CD Collection
The St. Pete Beach Library is
accepting donations of new or gently
used CDs in the following genres:
children's, classical, contemporary,
country western, holiday, jazz/blues,
pop standards and rock'n roll. Please
drop off donations including name,
address and telephone number at the
library, 365 73 Avenue in St. Pete
Beach.


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Make a Big
Impact in a Little way
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS),
the leading youth mentoring orga-
nization in the country, needs you!
They are seeking volunteer "Bigs"
to be friends and mentors to chil-
dren in the City of Gulfport. Volun-
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a week to make a difference in the
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after school. Call 518-8860 or visit
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By Melissa Lattman
Pictured is the start of The St. Pete Beach Classic from 2009, the race was cancelled in
2010 due to the illness of Founder and Race Director Wendy Johnson. The race is back in
2011. For more information go to www.stpetebeachclassic.com
CourtesyWendy Johnson photo
St. Pete Beach Classic Founder and Race Director
Wendy Johnson who passed in April from cancer
at age 50. Wendy Johnson was a swimmer, then she
started biking. In the late 1980s she started to run.
Wendy just loved doing all of it. She loved going out on
the beach and running," said her husband Al Johnson.
The triathlete who sold accounting software then start-
ed with her husband a sports management company.
Wendy wanted to bring back the Bay to Bay race and
one day in 2003 when she was out running she stopped
by the St. Pete Beach recreation center.
"Wendy said I want to put on a race and we said we .f
want to help you," said Sharon Smith of the city Rec-
reation Department. Sharon along with Amanda Page Wendy Johnson
who now works at the Tampa Bay Beach ( h.imli.-,- of
Commerce have been helping since the first race. The
St. Pete Beach Classic started in February 2004. Since 2005 the races have been
on Martin Luther King weekend in January.
The St. Pete Beach Classic took a year hiatus in 2010 when Wendy was battling
cancer, she passed in April at age 50.
"The Beach classic was her baby, when it was canceled I realized it was not
really our race. People who don't run a step enjoy the race as a volunteer," Al
Johnson said.
The St. Pete Beach Classic on Saturday January 15 starting at 7:30 a.m. has
5K, 10K, 1 mile and kids dashes. All the races/walks start by the Sirata Beach
Resort and awards are given to the top five finishers in each age group. The fun
continues with a hot and cold buffet at the finish line plus a post-race party on
the beach. For details or to register go to www.stpetebeachclassic.com
The community focus of the event continues this year. During the day on
Friday Jan. 14 is the Palms of Pasadena Health and Fitness Expo at the Sirata
Beach Resort in the Majestic Palm ballroom. The health expo from 11 a.m. until
7 p.m. is for everyone not just runners. It's the first year the health expo has
been sponsored.
Friday night will have a beach party, bonfire, and fireworks, which will also be
open to the whole community on the beach behind the Sirata starting at 7 p.m.
"The Friday night event is really a community event for everyone in the com-
munity," Connolly said.
More than 300 volunteers are needed to help with the classic. A team of 35 peo-
ple has been working to plan the event. Ways to help include stuffing bags, help-
ing at the expo, registration, parking and more. Details of needs are at http://
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The Salvation Army St. Petersburg
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and toiletry items to provide to needy
individuals and families.
Items needed include meats, mashed
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My mother and father don't
put up a Christmas tree
anymore. Sometimes I do;
sometimes I don't. All three of us
have December birthdays, and when
I was little, the rule was that the
tree didn't go up until after the last
birthday.
I think this year I'll get a tree, just
a small one. One that will fit the
Specials. Most families have them:
ornaments that have special meaning
for us. Our Specials include one we
bought on vacation in Rhode Island,
a Dixie cup I covered in foil and
shaped like a bell in kindergarten,
and a laminated piece of newsprint
announcing the purchase of my first
home. We add to the Specials, but we
never subtract.
One year, when we were new to
Florida, my father found a rat in
the toilet on Christmas Eve. My
father, in the spirit of countless New
Yorkers who had gone before him,
attempted to handle the situation
by cursing at the rat, who was, as I
recall, nonplussed by the expletives.
Next, my father tried to drown the
rat (apparently, up north, rats can't
swim), which only seemed to anger
the rat. Finally, he maced the rat.
That's not a typo. It's also not a valid
way to kill a rat. If you want to piss
it off, well, then, mace away. Finally,
a Florida cracker who lived across
the street came over and stepped on
the rat. That's how you kill a rat. Of
course, we had to spend the night at
my grandmother's because, well, it
was a small house and my dad used
a lot of mace. I kind of wish we'd
saved the empty bottle as one of the
Specials.
When we lived in New York, my dad
made snowy bootprints through the
house and left an open box of graham
crackers on its side on the kitchen
counter. My parents told me Santa
liked the cookies I left, but Rudolph
had wanted a snack, too. One of our
specials, purchased right around
that time, is a little pewter reindeer
inside a bell.


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My mom used to tell me that elves
would go through my room while I
was asleep and make sure I'd really
kept it clean they'd even check my
desk and dresser drawers, under my
bed, and in my closet, and if they
discovered I'd just shoved stuff inside
to make the room look neat, she
said, Santa wouldn't leave me any
presents. Guess what I've done for
the past thirty-some-odd Christmas
Eve's since she said that? Every
year I look at the 1970s-era fabric elf
with a plastic face ornament and get
creeped out all over again, but still,
he's one of my Specials.
In my family, my father's generation
stopped drinking years ago, but if
you think for one minute that took
the hoo-ha out of the Christmas
season, well, let me tell you that just
isn't so. See, we're Italian: we don't
need booze to get crazy. We're drunk
on our own anger. Last year I made
an off-the-cuff comment about my
cookies not turning out right; joking
that maybe my dead grandmother
had cursed me. My father didn't
speak to me for two weeks. But come
Christmas, all was forgiven. I have
a copy of my grandmother's biscotti
recipe I'll laminate and add to the
tree this year.
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ones and good times and crystallized
moments I can never get back.
The Specials. Every year we added
one. They're here in my apartment,
waiting for my tree. I started to
unwrap them the other night. I found
a bluebird made of construction paper
my mom made when she was little. I
can't picture my mother as a child,
but there's the proof, waiting for its
rightful place on the tree.
Every Special is a scene from my
life, frozen forever in that ornament.
They make me happy and they make
me sad, too. I'll never be a little girl,
laughing at the mess Rudolph made
in my kitchen. We have over half a
million minutes every year, and not
nearly enough of them are worthy of
commemorating with a Special. Some
moments, nicely put, suck. People die
too soon, people we love leave, and
life changes around you every second.
But every so often, in the middle of
the chaos and the ugly, something
beautiful and wonderful swirls up out
of it all, and it grabs hold of you and
won't let go. Those are the Specials,
and if you can gather enough of them
to you, they can last all year.
Find your Specials. Hang them on
your tree. Hold them to you for the
whole year. And never, ever forget
what makes them the Specials.
Merry Christmas.

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PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has
never been known to fail. This novena must be
said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must
be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and
Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles,
near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful inter-
cessor of all who invoke your special patron-
age in time of need, to you I have recourse
from the depth of my heart and humbly beg
to whom God has given great power to come
to my assistance. Help me in my present
urgent petition. In return, I promise to make
your name known and call you to be invoked.
St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid.
Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3
Gloria's. R.S.



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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
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Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Com-
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the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and
My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God
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of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have
Infinite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You
(Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over-
come All Difficulties as You Did the Dragons
at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail
Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times).
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the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress
and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This
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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.
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appear difficult. This prayer must be published
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mentioning the favor, only your initials should
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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. T.B.

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Deposit. Cute & clean, Tile Throughout, C/H/A,
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parking. Pets negotiable. 727-251-5546.

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