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Title: Gabber
Portion of title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Creation Date: January 27, 2011
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
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Inside
this week..


Urgent Need for 0
Negative Blood
see page 6

Letters to the Editor
see page 14

Floridian Festival
see page 16

International
Adoption Seminars
see page 26

Local Resident May
Be On Survivor
see page 27

St. Pete Beach
Candidates
see page 30

S. Pasadena Installs
Red Light Cameras
see page 36

Local Obituaries
see page 25

Something' On My
Mind - Being Civil
see page 40

Eye on Crime
see page 42


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No. 291 January 27 - February2,; I 20111


A Somber Day
By Leigh Clifton









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:newere trying to serve Hydra lacy, Jr. a warrant for aggravated battery
:a nd wer e ambushed around 7 a.m.by Lacy as he hid in the attic
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ewho is expected to survive. A standoff continued until almost 2e
woman at the shooting scene in St. Pete Monday morning. St. Pete
Policemen Sgt. Thomas Baitinger and K-9 Officer Jeffrg Yaslowitz
were trying to serve Hydra lacy, Jr. a warrant for aggravated battery
and were ambushed around 7 a.m.by Lacy as he hid in the attic
of his estranged wife's house in St. Pete's south side Lacy killed
both officers and also wounded Deputy U.S. Marshall Scott Ley,
who is expected to survive. A standoff continued until almost 2
p.m., when heavy demolition equipment, including a bulldozer and
several heavy armored vehicles knocked the house down. Lacy
was found dead inside. Law enforcement officers from the F.D.L.E.,
F.B.I., A.T.F., Tampa P.D. and other agencies were all on scene to
assist in the efforts to capture Lacy.


Architectural Guidelines
For Pass-A-Grille
The city commission approved on second and final read-
ing an ordinance giving the city's historic preservation
board authorization to develop architectural guidelines
for the Pass-A-Grille historic area. The ordinance allows
the creation of new design standards, which would then
need to be approved through the planning board and city
commission process.

Merry Pier Lease Renewed
Merry Pier will be under new management as of Febru-
ary. The city commission approved Jan. 25 a five-year
lease for the operation and management of Merry Pier.
Randall Coffman and Nancy Davidek of Merry Pier Part-
ners LLC presented the city with a plan, which will pay
the city a base rent of $34,800 annually and 50 percent
of the rent received from additional vessels beyond the
existing three boats.
See Pier, page 3


Hurricane Curtain
Installed at St. Pete
Beach Police Station
Public Services Director Steve Hal-
lock provided a project closeout at the
Jan. 25 city commission on storm pro-
tection for the police station. The city
recently completed a project provid-
ing hurricane protection for the glass
wall of the police station. Installed in
the case of a storm the material is see
through but helps stop wind and pro-
jectiles, Hallock said.
About 75 percent of the project was
federally funded. The storm protec-
tion project was in addition to 2008
work providing hurricane shutters,
garage doors for the vehicle entrances
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Pier, from front page
As a part of the lease various im-
provements will be done on a time-
line at the pier. The planned up-
grades include additional lighting,
painting, refurbishing restrooms and
installing an archway entrance. The
city commission had decided on Oct.
26 not to grant a 5-year extension of
the existing lease but to go out to bid.
The pier located in Pass-A-Grille also
has a small store.

City of Gulfport
Enforcing Ordinance
The City of Gulfport will be enforcing
its Ordinance of Sec. 17-28 pertaining
to removing dog excrement in City
parks. This ordinance will be strictly
enforced with a 1st time fine of $88.00
and for multiple fines of up to $500.
The description of the Ordinance:
Sec. 17-28. Animals.
(a) No animals of any kind shall be
permitted in any park at any time,
other than domesticated dogs or
cats. All dogs shall be controlled and
restrained by a leash as provided in


this code. Nothing contained herein
shall be construed to preclude the use
of service animals for the physically
impaired or handicapped. The city
council may, by resolution, allow
other types of animals in any park
for any specific event or exhibition
approved thereby.
(b) The owner, or any person having
care, custody or control of any dog
shall remove any and all excrement
left by said dog in any park, and place
the same in a container deposited in
a receptacle approved for the same.
The City offers the plastic bag
containers at all of its parks. This


container provides plastic grocery
bags for people to use for their pets. If
you have extra bags from the grocery
store, don't throw them out. Deposit
them at the bin at Gulfport City Hall
at 2501 53rd St. S. and their staff
will load them in the containers for
your convenience. It gives your bag
one more extra job to do and you are
keeping it clean and safe for those
behind you. All facilities have a trash
receptacle nearby for you to dispose
of your doggies duties. For more
information, contact Bob Williams at
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Gulfport Celebrates
Arbor Day
By Leigh Clifton
The City of Gulfport celebrated
Arbor Day last Friday morning by
planting a live oak in Veteran's Park.
Mayor Mike Yakes, Vice-Mayor
Michele King and Councilman Sam
Henderson spoke to a crowd of about
40 people about the significance
of trees to the environment. Also
speaking to the crowd were Bryson
Page, Baylee Reish and Nick
Sicilian, three kids from the After
School program at the Rec Center
who read instructions about how to
care for the Wax Myrtle and Myrtle
Leaf Holly seedlings being offered to
the crowd to take home and plant for
themselves.
"We're very proud to achieve the
designation of "Tree City" for the
past five years," Mayor Yakes told
the crowd. To become a Tree City
USA, the City must have a tree board
or department, a tree care ordinance,
a comprehensive community
forestry program, and an Arbor Day
observance.


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Councilman Sam Henderson echoed
the Mayor's sentiment and urged
everyone to become more aware of
their environment and take better
care of it. Henderson then grabbed a
shovel and helped city workers finish
planting the tree. Gulfport's Teen
Council members Andrea Hoyland,
Malcolm McGruder and Kayla
Becker were on hand to serve juice
and cookies.

Mark your Calendar
for Family Fun Day
Family Fun Day is presented by the
City of Gulfport Recreation Division.
The event is Saturday, February 19
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tomlinson
Lake Park (corner of Tangerine
Avenue South & 54th Street
South). The free event will include
inflatables, entertainment, arts &
crafts, family competitions, hot dogs
and bottled water. There will also be
a community art mural that will be
displayed at various City facilities.
Please come join in this wonderful
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Gulfport Chamber of Commerce


Announces Newly Elected
=-= Board of Directors, Officers
The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce announces the results of
the recent election to the Board of Directors: Joe Soska, Olympus Printing;
Linda Craig, Perfect Ten Nail Salon; Esher Venouziou, LocalShop 1 and Lynda
Shehan, Auntie Lynda's Pet Care. They join Barry Rubin, Time Systems;
Walter Dill, Freehold Partners; Rob Fowler, 007 Computers; Andrea Royce,
The Longhouse; West Dupes, Insurance Concepts; Charles Gallagher,
Gallagher & Associates; Rick McChesney, The Bug Man; Dick Timothy,
Storage House and Lori Rosso, Seabreeze Manor Bed and Breakfast.
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officers. The Board has chosen Lori Rosso, President; Charles Gallagher,
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The South Pasadena Civic Association is having a Lasagna Dinner on
Saturday, February 5 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Following the dinner there
will be 10 games of bingo. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members.
Call Agnes at 347-5292 for tickets.
The Civic Association will host a "Meet the Candidates" meeting on
Wednesday, February 9 at 1:30 p.m. in City Hall.


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Urgent Need for Type
O Negative Blood
ST. PETERSBURG- The tragic
shooting of police officers in
St. Petersburg earlier this week has
caused Bayfront Medical Center
to order 18 additional units of type
O negative blood. This has drained
what already were low reserves at
Florida Blood Services'(FBS) main
distribution depot. Other Tampa
Bay area hospitals supplied by FBS
have blood on hand that could be
transferred if needed. However, to
maintain adequate inventories at all
local hospitals, additional donations
are requested by all eligible type 0
negative donors as soon as possible.
Generally, healthy people age 16
or older who weigh at least 110
pounds can be blood donors. There
is no upper age limit. Identification
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further information, please call
1-800-68-BLOOD (25663).
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and find convenient bloodmobile and
neighborhood donor center locations
and hours. In addition, people can
call 1-800-68 BLOOD (25663) to
discuss donation locations.

Town Shores Golf
This is a reminder that the January
golf outing will be this Saturday,
January 29. If you have just arrived
in Town Shores, you need to be at
the Terra Ceia Bay Country Club in
Palmetto between 7:50-8:10 a.m. Call
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The year of the rabbit is coming...
Join us for a Chinese New Year Celebration
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The new yeai in China is an ancient celebration rich in traditions, folklore and
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we've planned an afternoon of Asian music, dancing, fortune telling, origami and
a Chinese buffet with all your favorites. Your $5 donation will benefit Watermark
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Charity Yard Sale
Pass-a-Grille Women's Club, 2201
Pass-a-Grille Way, will hold its an-
nual charity yard sale on January
29 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All sales
are cash only. Event features qual-
ity, gently used household, garden
and items too numerous to men-
tion. All proceeds go to their 2011
charities.

Celebrate Last Friday
on Corey Avenue
Come out to Corey Avenue in St.
Pete Beach on Friday, January 28
from 5-8 p.m. for their first of the
year "Celebrate Last Friday" on
Corey Avenue with a wine stroll
and scavenger hunt. Participating
merchants offering refreshments,
wine, prizes and more. Join in the
fun of a Pirate Scavenger Hunt for a
chance to win a $50 Corey Shopping
Certificate. Costumes welcome! Call
727-498-8778 for more details.

Arts Center Offers
Basic Drawing Class
Gulfport Arts Center, a City of
Imagination Project, is proud to
present a Basic Drawing Workshop
with Joseph Weinzettle, MFA.
This course introduces beginning
students to basic drawing materials
and concepts. Drawing techniques
in this course include charcoal,
graphite and ink. Class drawings
will be based on direct observation of
still lifes. Exercises will develop the
students' skill in creating line, tone,
volume and composition. Hard Vine
or willow charcoal and an 18"x24"
medium wt. drawing pad are required
for the first class. Workshop will be
held on Wednesdays, and has been
re- scheduled to begin February 2 from
1-3:30 p.m. It will still be a six-week
course. Cost is $120. Space is limited
so pre-registration is encouraged.
FMI or to pre-register contact Joseph
Weinzettle at 727-418-5083 or email
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Jazz Society to
Sponsor Concert
On Thursday, January 27, the
Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society is
sponsoring I : .1 .I ' Tess and the Dixie
Chaps" will appear at the Bilmar
Beach Resort in Treasure Island from
7-9:30 p.m. Admission is $7 and
includes valet parking. Food and
drink are available. Call 522-6877.

Annual Card and
Game Party Time
ST. PETE BEACH- The St. Pete
Beach Community Club announces
their annual Card and Game Party,
scheduled for Saturday, February 5
from 1-4p.m. The party will be held at
the Warren Webster Building, 1500
Pass-a-Grille Way, and will feature
door prizes and light refreshments.
A donation to the Community Club of
$4 will be collected at the door. The
party is open to the public. Enjoy a
relaxing afternoon playing games
and cards and supporting a local
philanthropic cause. Call 360-8216.

Last Chance to See
"Ain't Retirement
Grand!"
With special permission from
the New York producers of "Ain't
Retirement G(r.ni.I' now scheduled
for off-Broadwayin 2011, thehilarious
musical revue about retirement
will play one last engagement at
the Venue Theatre in Pinellas Park


for three weekends, January 14-30.
Performances will be Friday and
Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday
matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15
and reservations may be made by
calling 822-6194. The Venue Theatre
is located on Route 19 in the Broyhill
Shopping Center in Pinellas Park.

Gulfport Lions
Pancake Breakfast
Gulfport Lions Club invites the public
to their third pancake breakfast of


the season. They money that they
raise from these events is used not
only on state Lions projects, but also
for local projects. At this time they
are raising money to support Little
League.
The breakfast will be served on
Saturday, February 5 from 7 a.m. to
11 a.m. at 4630 Tifton Drive, right
behind the Gulfport Marina. They
will serve pancakes, eggs, sausage
and tea, coffee or milk for a donation
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ST. PETE BEACH- Come to the
Records Office in the Police Station
for your 2011 parking permits. Both
residents and non-residents are
eligible to purchase these permits.
They are valid for the calendar year
in which they were purchased and
are valid at all metered and pay
station spaces with the exception of
the county park located at 4700 Gulf
Boulevard. These decals must be
permanently affixed to the rear of the
vehicle. The cost for this permit varies:
for city resident an annual pass is
$15 (proof or residency required), for
non-residents an annual pass is $100.
Permits can be ordered by mail with
photo copies of needed documentation
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areas. Call 727-363-9214 for more
information or go to the city Web
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and download the parking permits
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Every Friday and Saturday
morning, Sophie's Attic Thrift Shop
(an outreach mission of First United
Methodist Church - Gulfport) is open
from 9 a.m. until noon at 2726 53
Street S. Many clothes and shoes are
only $1. They also have dishes, books,
jewelry, seasonal d6cor, bedding, pots
and pans, golf clubs, etc. They choose
a different special each week.


Metaphysical Community Church
1950 2nd Ave. No., St.Petersburg, FL. 33713
(727) 822-8628
(727) 822-3157
Sunday Service, 11:00 am
Sunday, Healing & Meditation
10:30-10:50 - Burlington House
Monday, Course in Miracles 7pm
Miracle Bookstore, Open Wed.-Sat. 11-4pm
Visit our Website for Events & Programs
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Schedule of Worship
Sunday Worship 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM (Healing)
Kids Wanted
St. Vincent Pre-School
321-0563


Children's Nursery Provided
Adult Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am
Children's Sunday School 10:00 am
Dr. Mike Wetzel, Pastor
1271 Pinellas Bayway, Tierra Verde, FL. 33715
(behind the Mercanlile Bank)
Joshua Wolfenden, Dirctor of Christian Education
Angela Wolfenden, Worship Music Director
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Wednesday Healing Eucharist 11am
Sunday Sam & 10am Holy Eucharist
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Food Pantry is Open
1st & 3rd Sundays
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ST. PETE BEACH- For individuals
interested in learning more about
the Catholic faith, St. John Vianney
Catholic Church will be offering the
Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA),
classes. Inquiry sessions for adults are
held on Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. in the
Vianney House. There is no charge for
the R.C.I.A. classes.
St. John Vianney Catholic Church
is located at 445 82 Avenue. Please
call Sister Ruth to arrange a private
appointment at 360-1147, ext. 205,
to learn more about the classes being
offered.

Visit St. Vincent's
Thrift Shop
St. Vincent's Thrift Shop has
recently completed an expansion and
renovation. The shop has a whole
new look and some small furniture
donations are now for sale. They
have a nice selection of clothing and
beautiful gift items and jewelry are
available. The book nook has been
expanded with more fiction and
nonfiction. Donations are gratefully
accepted. The store is located at 5126
Gulfport Boulevard. It is open Monday
through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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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
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Sunday Obligation: 4:30 pm Vigil, 8am,
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Holy Days: 6pm Vigil, 8am,
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Letters
I 49th Street
Redevelopment:
History &
T Present
Dear Editor: 1999 was the first time
Iran for Gulfport City Council and the
49th Street Redevelopment plan was
part of the debate back then. Those
of us who have been here for awhile
remember those discussions. Even
though the city has moved forward
with the landscaping and businesses
have taken advantage of some grant
dollars to improve their appearance,
nothing much has changed in that
corridor. 1999...2011, hard for me to
understand "we're moving too fast".
How much longer should the 49th
Street corridor wait?
In my opinion, this is still the place
for potential growth for our city.
Personally I've been looking at ways
to improve 49th Street for over a
year. Being a small city we don't have
the ability to garner grant dollars
like larger cities do. Most of those
dollars come to us from the county.
Some based on population, or sales
tax, some like the Neighborhood
Stabilization Grants (NSP funds)
just based on whether the county
wants to spend it here or not. Most
grants require the city to match the
dollars.
What I'm saying is, ways to find
money to help redevelop are limited.
Once you understand this, you start
to look at how cities are selected by
the county for grants. Tarpon Springs
received NSP funds from the county;
they were touted for building low
income housing for their residents.
Oldsmar received monies; they just
completed a desal plant. Get my
drift?
In order to diversify the economy
and create jobs the State of Florida
is focused on what they call industry
clusters. That means attracting
similar business to a specific area to
create a larger meaningful industry.
Enterprise Florida, The Florida


Chamber of Commerce, and Tampa
Bay Regional Planning Council have
all done Cluster Studies. Of the
list of six industries to encourage,
Clean Energy is always on the list.
By attracting one of the industry
clusters to our city we put ourselves
in a position for additional tax
dollars, incentives and subsidies from
the state. (For more information on
Clusters see St. Petersburg Times,
Sunday 1-16-11, Robert Trigaux
"State Pins Hopes on Industry
Clusters").
The "PACE" Program offers us
the ability to attract a clean energy
cluster to Gulfport. Already there is
some interest in the corridor from
"Green" companies.
Is PACE the answer to the 49th
Street corridor? No, not completely.
It is a way to put improvement
dollars into the commercial sector
without spending the city's money.
Brownfield money is great but we only
get it after the city has invested it's
own money. Without a program like
PACE the 49th Street redevelopment
plan becomes a 2 legged stool.
To say the city hasn't researched this
is absurd. The amount of research
each councilperson has done on their
own is tremendous, not to mention
staffs own research.
A local Gulfport blog back in October
wrote: "Taxpayers and city leaders
must buy into the proposition that
a financially viable and growing
commercial base is the best way to
bring in added tax dollars and keep
city taxes low.
Employment provided by solid
businesses will have a huge
impact on the quality of life for
our residents especially in this
time of high unemployment and
underemployment.
Real public-private cooperation is
an essential element to a successful
program."
I believe the author was right on.
Isn't that exactly what our city is
doing by embracing this program?
Michele King
Vice-mayor


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PACE and the 49th
Street Corridor
Dear Editor: I would like to
comment on Cathy Salustri's Hard
Candy entitled "PACE Ourselves."
I don't believe that PACE is being
touted as "...the program that will
save 49th Street..." It is more of a
piece of the puzzle, or "...just one
tool..." to jump start 49th Street. If
that tool is successful in any capacity,
how can one surmise that "...PACE
doesn't seem like it's going to do a
lick of good for the city..."
I don't believe the purpose of PACE
is to "...make anyone feel safer..."
However, empty derelict properties
can invite crime. The opportunity for
improvements and upgrades can lead
to more tenants in the businesses,
which can lead to more eyes and
ears. More eyes and ears can lead to
more community involvement and
decrease crime. Crime Awareness
& Prevention or Crime Watch is
based on community presence and
involvement. You can't have that
with empty buildings. PACE is not
intended to "... stop yesterday's crack
babies..." and I do not believe that
Council's intent is to "...shift the
burden of safety and community
standards onto a third party
program..." PACE is not intended
to "...make St. Petersburg put extra
patrol details on their side of 49th
Street..." To say that "... 49th Street
will never change unless both cities
- Gulfport and St. Petersburg stop
the crime. That's all you need to do,
and the rest will work itself out..." is
but a dream. There is NO crime free
area.
Speaking of apathetic... Cathy,
did you know that St. Petersburg
has increased their patrol details?
Did you know that Gulfport and
St. Petersburg have worked on details
on the 49th Street corridor together?
Did you know that St. Petersburg
Police attended at least four meetings
of So49 to hear our concerns and
work with our issues? In fact, Chief
Harmon attended one of those
meetings. Did you know there was
at least one detail where an attempt
to buy drugs was unsuccessful? Did
you know that a St. Pete officer in
that area has been visiting the local
businesses and giving out his cell
phone number? Did you know that
the crime statistics for 49th Street
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are down? We had a presentation
on that by Chief Vincent at a So49
meeting.
Is there a problem on 49th? Of course!
There are problems everywhere!
However, if you are not a part of
the solution, you ARE a part of the
problem. I learned early in life that
if I am going to complain, I should be
ready to provide possible solutions.
Apathy, complaints and griping will
do nothing. Not showing up at a
meeting or contacting a reporter does
NOT indicate apathy, disinterest or
no opinion. Sometimes, the silent
majority speaks in other ways.
Jeri Reed

Dear Editor: I would like to extend
my gratitude to the Gabber for
publishing the Pace article in which
the ongoing problem of criminal
activity along the 49th St. corridor is
mentioned.
As a resident, business owner and
early investor in the 49th Street
redevelopment project I feel that
exposure and an open and honest
assessment of these conditions will
help the City reach its goals.
Thank you again for this article and
for the many valuable contributions
the Gabber has made in our
community through the years.
Jane Ogilvie


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Sec. 17-28. Animals.
(a) No animals of any kind shall be permitted in any park at any time,
other than domesticated dogs or cats. All dogs shall be controlled and
restrained by a leash as provided in this code. Nothing contained herein
shall be construed to preclude the use of service animals for the physi-
cally impaired or handicapped. The city council may, by resolution, allow
other types of animals in any park for any specific event or exhibition
approved thereby.
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shall remove any and all excrement left by said dog in any park, and place
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The 10th edition of this popular
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collectibles" event returns to
St. Petersburg for its 10th edition
on Saturday, January 29 from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic
Garden Club of St. Petersburg. A
celebration of Florida's cultural and
tourism legacies, this annual show
features an abundance of old roadside
attraction kitsch, as well as vintage
Florida art and old tropical decor.
Featuring old Florida souvenirs
and memorabilia for sale, spanning
the range from alligator ashtrays,
flamingo figurines, and citrus-shaped
radios, to postcards and other fun
ephemera from the Sunshine State's
old parks and hotels, the Floridiana
Festival brings together premier


exhibitors and collectors of vintage
Floridiana, clamoring to be the first
ones to discover some unique Florida
finds. Serious collectors will enjoy
the selection of alligator memorabilia
and souvenir sterling silver spoons
and hotel china from Florida's
"golden age of souvenirs," while
more casual collectors of kitsch can
find postcards of bathing beauties
and old tourist attractions, alligator
purses and other Florida fashion.
Kitsch rules at this show, definitely,
but for decorators looking for some
serious, vintage tropical furnishings,
it's also a hot spot to pick up some old
rattan, tropical lamps, and beautiful
wall art.
A special feature of the Floridiana
Festival & Highwaymen Artist
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The Women's Guild of Our Savior
Lutheran Church, 301 58 Street
S. in St. Petersburg, will host their
annual mini-luncheon and card/game
party on Thursday, January 27 from
12 noon to 4 p.m. in Wegner Hall on
the church campus. Tickets are $6
and include a chance to win many
door prizes. The public is invited. Call
Barb Poston at 343-4231 or Erna Hall
at 360-1576 for ticket information.
Find Help Coping
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A workshop that addresses
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February 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
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Boulevard in Largo. Topics will
include awareness of medications,
self-esteem (using a dynamic toolbox)
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is returning to Gulfport Recreation
Center beginning Tuesday, February
1. The course is 8 weeks and is $40 or
$7 per class. Class will be from 7:45
to 8:45 p.m. Call 727-321-2098.

Love is in the Air
at the IAC
Blown glass heart ornaments have
been added to the glass blowing menu
four nights in February. In addition
to Art Walk, February 4, the public
is invited to Blow a Glass Heart on
Saturday, February 5, plus Friday
and Saturday, February 11 and 12.
Sign up is first come-first served
starting at 6 p.m. Glass blowing
continues until 10 p.m. each night.
In addition, couples are invited to join
the IAC for a Hot Date on Saturday,
February 12. Couples will work
together to choose colors and blow a
glass heart that will keep their breath
locked inside forever. The romantic
evening will also include soft music,
wine, appetizers, and a light meal
under the stars on the Gulfport Art
Village Courtyard. Seating is limited
for this event to benefit the non-profit
3-dimensional arts education center.
Couples should call early to register
at 727-289-9365.
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blow their own heart at one of these
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friends, and meeting new ones. If you were, or are a Player.
Coach, Manger, Team Parent, Umpire, Board Member,
Volunteer, or Player Support, we would like to see you here.
Dinner and beverages will be provided. Bring your glove
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Ramona Conley, Gulfport: "I'm
not sure that a longer sentence
would have helped. I heard that the
ex-wife had tried numerous times
to get the police to come and they
didn't respond. But what happened
yesterday was truly awful for those
policemen, who were there doing their
job. As to longer sentences, where
would they keep these people? The
jails are overcrowded and there is no
chance of rehabilitation especially a
sex offender. I believe in the 3 strike
law. He had multiple offenses and
should have been put away forever."


Gail Biron, Gulfport: "With the
laundry list of offenses this guy
had, you have to wonder why he
was even out on the street. Was
he released because his sentence
was up or because the system is
so overburdened they let him out
early to prevent overcrowding? I
feel horrible for the families of the
policemen he killed and I also feel
very sorry for his ex-wife. She lost
her home, it was destroyed. What
will she do? With the sudden influx
of police killings this year, already
at 14, should we be looking over the
gun laws again? Perhaps we should
scrutinize the gun laws more closely
because these violent offenders are
getting their hands on weapons and
killing law enforcement people as
well as the average person. It's just a
horrible situation and very sad."


Peter Salem, Gulfport: "I would
say that longer sentences wouldn't
really help, because these repeat
offenders serve their time, often cut
short to avoid overcrowding at the
jail and then go out to re-offend. If
you extend their sentence, that just
delays them being out on the street
for a bit longer. But they're still going
to re-offend; it will just be in 3 years
instead of two. If all of the criminals
were to have extended sentences,
and then after serving them, they're
let out, you would have the same
offenders on the street at the same
time again. This guy should never
have been kept in jail indefinitely
because he molested a child and used
force. He also battered his wife. He
should never be let out of jail because
sex offenders are the worst type of
criminal."


Steve Romshe, visiting from Ohio: "We actually had driven right by there a
few hours earlier that day. I object to spending a lot of money to keep complete
losers behind bars. Child molesters should be dealt with one time. I believe in
capital punishment so if they do something so bad that would warrant life in
prison, I think they should be executed. I was curious to see if he killed himself,
a coward's way out. I believe that anytime you willingly commit a crime, you
deserve punishment. The police should not be hampered by the degree of offense.
Stealing a TV and being caught by a cop who tells you to stop and you don't is just
as bad as committing a violent crime. If the offender knew that the punishment
would be severe enough it might stop them. If you break the law, you should be
punished severely. That might have stopped what happened yesterday."


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Community Band to
Perform at Casino
The Casino in downtown Gulfport
will be the location for a concert by the
South Pasadena Community Band
entitled Lincoln and Valentines. The
concert is free to the public and will
be presented on Thursday, February
11 at 7:30 p.m.
Musical Director Max Millspaugh
said that this will be a very enjoyable
concert as the band presents music
befitting Presidents' Day and


Valentines' Day. "We will present
some Cole Porter and Mancini
tunes that will serenade the lovers
in the audience and we will include
"American Anthem" and "Lincoln at
Gettysburg" that will pay homage to
the presidents of our great country,"
said Millspaugh. "And then just for
fun, we are going to do a musical
salute to that great entertainer Spike
Jones and add in a Sousa march just
for color," he concluded.
Gulfport Mayor Mike Yajes said
that the concerts have been well


Island Community Theatre presents:



Play It


Again,


Sam

The Broadway
comedy by

Wccdv Allen


February 3-20, 2011
8 pm Thursdays through Saturdays ~ 2 pm Sundays
$15 adults ~ $10 students
2 for $20 Thursdays


Reservations & Information


727-430-2328


Purchase online at www.islandcommunitytheatre.com

All performances at Catherine Hickman Theater
5501 27th Avenue South, Gulfport


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received this year. The concession
stand in the Casino will be open to
provide refreshments for the concert-
goers and the Chamber of Commerce
will have representatives on hand to
greet those in attendance, said the
Mayor.
Kathleen Peters, Mayor of the City
of South Pasadena commented that
in the over 20 years that the city has
sponsored the band, this has been a
banner season for the band both in
terms of performance and audience
acceptance. "We are proud of the
band and we look forward to each
concert they present," she said.
The concert is free with plenty of free
parking adjacent to the Casino and
the building is handicap-accessible.

Town Shores
Red Hatters
This is a reminder that they will be
going to see "Chicago" at the St. Pete
Little Theater on Sunday, January
30 at 2 p.m. Red Hat attire is not
necessary as one needs to remove
hats in the theater.
Bunko will be played on Friday,
February 11. Look for more
information on your building
bulletin.

Winter Floral
Design Classes
Come join others at Gulfport
Recreation for their new Winter
Floral Design classes. Laurie Marino,
floral designer and instructor, is
offering two classes. You will learn
the secrets of professionals. Each
week you will make a different style
arrangement using long lasting fresh
flowers. Materials and flowers are
provided; all you need to bring are
your scissors. Classes are either
4:30-6 p.m. or 6:15-7:45 and are on
Wednesday starting February 9
through March 9. Classes are $25
per or $99 for the series of five.
Visit the www.youmakeitandtakeit.
com website. Contact Laurie
directly at 727-289-4818 or mail to:
makeitandtakeit@yahoo.com with
questions. Pre-registration and a
deposit are required for this class.




Gabber January 27- February 2, 2011






Work Out Smarter,
Not Harder
ST. PETERSBURG- The old phrase
"No pain, no gain" is a thing of the
past. You can work out smarter, not
harder, and achieve your goals in a
shorter period of time. To help you
get on the right track, St. Anthony's
sports medicine experts will share
tips during "Work Out Smarter,
Not Harder," a free sports medicine
lecture on Wednesday, February 16,
at 5:30 p.m. at St. Anthony's Carillon
Outpatient Center.
Steven Masley, MD, Family
Medicine and Jay Downing, MS,
ACSM-HFI, certified personal
trainer, will be on hand to discuss the
benefits of professional analysis and
how performance testing can help you
reach your goals. Performance testing
using state-of-the-art equipment
like competitive athletes use is now
available at the Carillon Wellness
Center.
The performance test measures
a person's maximal oxygen uptake
while at exercise levels. It is the
criterion measure of aerobic power
in athletes and shows at what heart
rate the person's anaerobic threshold
(AT) occurs. Knowing the heart rate
at which your AT occurs allows you
to systematically train leading to
enhanced athletic performance for
faster times, improved recovery and
avoidance of overtraining.
To register, call 727-953-9127 or
visit StAnthonys.com. The outpatient
center is located at 900 Carillon
Parkway, off of Ulmerton Road, near
Feather Sound in St. Petersburg.


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C O __ - Have you gota
question for your
i tocity government?

Email your request to News@theGabber.com
By Cathy Salustri
City of Gulfport: Chamber Building

Q: Why didn't the city let the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce use the
49th Street Neighborhood Center for its headquarters? - via Facebook

A: The city had the option to do this three years ago but council opted
not to do so. Why not? Community Development Block grant monies paid
for a portion of the 49th Street Neighborhood Center and, according to city
manager Jim O'Reilly, the terms of the grant don't allow for a single use,
such as a welcome center for the Chamber. The city could ask the county
to change the use agreement that prohibits the chamber from using the
space, and there's no guarantee, Mr. O'Reilly says, the county would agree.
Such a request would have to come from city council, which council opted
not to do when they discussed the matter in 2008.

Have a question about your (itv' Send it to News@theGabber.com.




\P Venous Insufficiency and

Peripheral Vascular Disease
(PVD) Public Education Series - Topic #1
Nighttime Leg Cramps
Summary: Vein Valve failure is often the underlying
. cause of nighttime leg cramps.
By Daniel J. Mountcastle, MD
Ohio State University College of Medicine Problem: Usually the proper diagnosis for the cause of
Member, American College of Phlebology leg cramps is missed. Vein failure is often not even
Founder, Mountcastle Vein Centers considered as the cause of leg cramps. The patient is
simply medicated for years without adequate testing.


When patients are seen for nighttime
leg cramps, physicians often consider
more obvious possibilities such as low
potassium or low calcium levels, and,
too often, they do not consider and
investigate the possibility of vein valve
failure as the underlying cause. These
patients, unfortunately, are seldom
referred to a vein office for a simple
ultrasound diagnostic test - the stand-
ing, venous insufficiency exam. Venous
insufficiency is often not even consid-
ered by many physicians as the cause of
these leg cramps. Patients with obvious
clues suggesting venous disease are
often offered only chronic medication
and other palliative care. Signs and
symptoms of vein disease include
spider veins, varicose veins, blue
veins at the ankle, skin discoloration,
pain, itching, burning, restlessness
and ankle swelling.
"A large percentage of people have vein
problems - approximately 50% of


people over 55 years old! Most are not
getting the simple evaluation and
modern treatments they need," says Dr.
Mountcastle.
"These patients suffer needlessly. Their
legs continue to deteriorate. Simple
in-office procedures to treat venous
insufficiency will alleviate these noctur-
nal cramps," explains Dr. Mountcastle.
Treatment of symptomatic vein disease
is considered medically necessary and
paid for by Medicare and insurances.
The Mountcastle Vein Centers offer a
free 1/ hour, private appointment for
vein education, to answer your
questions and to do vein screening.
Offices in Largo, St. Petersburg, Palm
Harbor and Sun City Center.
727-865-6941 / 813-634-1333
Educational information can be found at
www.mountcastleveincenters.com


Club to Hold Flea
Market and Bake Sale
The St. Petersburg Woman's Club
at 40 Snell Isle Blvd N.E. will present
its annual "Treats & Treasures"
Flea Market & Bake Sale on Friday,
February 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
and Saturday, February 12, from
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The kitchen will
be open for tasty treats, featuring
homemade soups, hot dogs, coffee,
soft drinks and other baked goods. A
portion of the proceeds will benefit the
Gulfcoast Oncology Foundation.
For information on monthly
meetings, Saturday Group, art and
craft workshops, monthly excursions,
weekly sewing group, card games or
informationonrentingtheir Historical
Clubhouse call 822-4982 or visit
www.StPetersburgWomansClub.org.

BPW to Meet
Carol Barkalow, one of the first class
of women to graduate from West
Point, and author of "In the Men's
House", will speak at the Business
and Professional Women meeting in
St. Petersburg/Pinellas on Thursday,
February 3. Her book highlights
her four years at West Point and
her early military career. Barkalow
spent 22 years in the Army, and
served all over the world including in
Desert Storm. She retired in 2002 as
a Lieutenant Colonel and resides in
St. Pete Beach.
BPW meets at 400 Beach Seafood
and Tap House located at 400
Beach Drive NE in St. Petersburg.
Networking begins at 11:30 a.m.
and the meeting begins at 12 noon.
Meetings are open to the public but
reservations must be made by noon
the Tuesday prior to the meeting.
Cost is $16 for members and $21 for
visitors.
BPW St. Pete Pinellas is the local
chapter of Business and Professional
Women/USA. Founded in 1919, the
organization is multigenerational
and nonpartisan. The local
organization's mission is to achieve
equity for all women in the workplace
through advocacy, education and
information.
Visit www.BPWStPetePinellas.
org or to reserve email RSVP@
BPWStPetePinellas.org or call 727
471-8248.

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1 River in SW Asia
5 Refs
9 Sire
14 Hang loose
15 Type of insurance
16 Arrow poison
17 Losers' imperative
20 Von Trapps'
Vermont home
21 Cross threads
22 Favorite son of
Virginia
23 Reverberate
26 London
transportation
28 Winners' euphoria
35 Actor Jack or Tim
36 Medieval tale
37 Papal scarf
38 Lyricist Gershwin
39 Shelters
42 Compete
43 First name in
cosmetics
45 Nice season
46 Qualifying contest
47 Backers' distress
51 Location
52 Designer Cassini


53 Inquire
56 ClIium
58 Ottoman sultan
62 Electorates'
condition
66 African tableland
67 Fabulous
Fitzgerald
68 Town in Rovigo,
Italy
69 To the point
70 Incentive
71 Kennel talk
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1 European range
2 Defeat
3 Countertenor
4 Least progressive
5 Actress Hagen
6 One of Alcott's
Little Women
7 Boat part
8 Unruffled
9 Range roamers
10 Miss the mark
11 British prison
12 Sea bird
13 Chapeau worn here
18 Strait
19 French artist


24 Tree toad
25 Glacial ridges
27 Russian space
station
28 Pilferer
29 Arab
30 Overjoy
31 Lama land
32 Expert
33 Near the pelvis
34 Prongs
39 Relic
40 Roman ruler
41 Lively dance
44 Guido's note
46 Main route
48 In proximity
49 Hydrogen and
methane
50 Tree for a
partridge
53 Alaskan island
54 Herringlike fish
55 TV chef
57 Menial workers
59 Apportion
60 Nobleman
61 Fall in globules
63 Grief
64 Seasonal
disorder
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Breakfast Sandwiches,
Bagels & Danish
Hot Dogs, Hot/Cold Sandwiches
Pizza every Wednesday!
Coffee, Tea, Sodas
Great prices!
Daily Specials

Noon Dining offered by
Neighborly Care Network
Hot Lunch Mon. thru Fri.
Must be 60 or over.
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Gabber January 27 - February 2, 2011


SPCA Pet of the Week
Charlie is a beautiful 5 year old male Tabby. He
was surrendered because a new family member had
allergies. Charlie is a friendly, loving, playful and
purring guy. Looking for love? Then look no further! All
Charlie wants is the forever family he has been waiting
for! Check out Charlie at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th
Ave. N. in Largo or call 727-586-3591.


Pet Pal Animal Shelter
Bug is an 8 year old, 141b male Dachshund. He is a cute
little fellow who gets along well with other dogs his
size but would do best in an adult only home. Bug has
been neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. If you
are interested in adoption Bug, please contact Pet Pal
Animal Shelter at (727) 328-7738 or you may visit him
at 405 22nd Street S., St. Petersburg, Fl 33712. www.
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Save Our Strays
This sweet, friendly big lug of a cat is very sad right now.
"Big Head," as he's called at the Gulfport Veterinarians
where he was dropped off recently, used to roam around
the beach and get his meals on a regular basis -- as one
can easily see. However, the person who was feeding him
dropped him off at the Gulfport Vets a few days ago with
money to pay for having him neutered and to get his shots,
telling the staff that Save Our Strays would then foster
him. Unfortunately, SOS has no foster homes available
right now. In the meantime, this big loveable cat sits in his cage and wonders
what happened to his great life on the beach. If you would consider adding this
big loveable guy to your household, please call the Gulfport Veterinarians at
384-4413 and ask to see Big Head.





























ST. FETE BEAUH- Temperatures in the bUs did not keep people from shopping
or selling at the first community wide yard sale for 2011 at the St. Pete Beach
Community Center. The sale spilled out into the courtyard by the water and
the parking lot by the police station. The next quarterly sale will be on March
5th from 8 a.m. until noon.



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Dr. Richard Miller, founder of

Bay Dermatologj; is now seeing

patients at our St. Pete Beach
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Gabber January 27- February 2, 2011


Women's Club to Hold
Annual Flea Market
The Pasadena Women's Club located
on the corner of Central Avenue and
Sunset Drive is having their Annual
Flea Market Sale on Saturday,
February 19 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Sale features some of everything from
antiques, china, clothing and more.

International
Adoption Seminars
Free seminars on "Adopting
Internationally" will be offered
beginning in February in the Tampa
Bay area. There will be a workshop
held on Saturday, February 12 at
Scout Hall in Gulfport and another
on Thursday, February 24 at the
Warren Webster building in Pass-
A-Grille/St. Pete Beach. The
seminars are free and open to those
interested in adopting children
internationally.
Pre-registration is required.
Adoption Arkis a not-for-profit 501(c)
(3), Hague Accredited, international
adoption agency that has facilitated
hundreds of successful international
adoptions for U.S. families. They
have adoption programs in Russia,
Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria,
Hungary and Azerbaijan.
The seminars are a safe and
confidential form in which to
discuss the options available
through Adoption Ark, and the
services they provide. Some of the
topics that will be covered during
the seminar include the process
for adopting from these countries,
home study requirements, travel,
financing/budgeting, background
checks, and other matters related to
international adoption.
To register for either of these
workshops, orforotherinquiriesabout
Adoption Ark, call Annette at 727-
421-0441 or internationaladoption@
tampabay.rr.com.







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.n-ily
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.


Gabber January 27 - February 2, 2011


Vote for Survivor


By Melissa Lattman
A sign along Gulf Boulevard urged votes for St. Pete Beach's Captain Dave Winkler, 56,
onto the CBS show Survivor. The online video on the network's Web site showed the city's
shoreline and the house the captain built from the ground up. Captain Dave's video was
one of ten finalists, viewers could vote on through Jan. 25 for a Survivor audition in Los
Angeles.


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By Holiday Mathis
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It
is second nature for you to juggle
activities, and this week you'll take
it one step further by accomplishing
more than one interest at a time. You
find clever ways to organize your life
that will allow you to make headway
on several goals while bringing
peace and harmony to your personal
relationships.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).
Because you do not pay too much
attention to a limitation, it will cease
to exist. You will stay focused on your
ideals. You will get lost in dreams of
how you want the world to be, and
this will strengthen your vision. At
the end of the week, you will jump
over an obstacle or it will be lifted
from your path.
ARIES (March 21-April 19).
New relationships start this week.
However you come across, the other
person will expect more of the same
from you in the future. Though it is
important to be dashing and exciting,
do not come in with an energy level
that you will not be able to sustain.
Endurance will matter, so try to
make a realistic impression.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20).
Perseverance is not your strongest
suit, but you'll cultivate more of this
attribute as the week continues.
Given your New Year's resolutions, it
will absolutely be necessary for you to
be persistent in your efforts. Remind
yourself often of that gleaming
outcome your heart is set on. Carry
a picture of it in your wallet.
GEMINI (I .Ny 21-June 21). A new
person on the scene has something
to offer you, though you won't know
what it is until several weeks into
the relationship. It is not so hard for
you to get to know this person once
you decide that you really want to do
so. You'll soon have an intimate and
sincere relationship based on mutual
generosity.


CANCER (June 22-July 22). You
have many people to tend to this week,
and for the most part, you won't have
the luxury of time to dwell on any
individual for too long. Avoid overly
sensitive types who are likely to bog
down your efforts to move gracefully
through the social maze. You'll earn
a financial bonus on Friday.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Spare
yourself some worry. If you can't
control it, then don't even think about
it. This week, there will be a great
deal that you don't have to bother
with because it's someone else's
responsibility or because it's nobody's
and should remain that way. There
will be social fun on Wednesday and
Saturday nights.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It's
important that you start with the
truth, though you don't have to be
a slave to it. You'll be in a playful,
mischievous and imaginative
mood all week. You'll be involved
in storytelling and other forms of
entertainment. You have a knack for
spinning the facts in a lighthearted
way that engages others.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your
powers of forethought are amazing
all week long. You will be able to
predict a full range of possible futures
for yourself and for those you love.
When you get an inkling about what
might occur, take precautions. If you
are prepared for the worst, it won't
happen.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The
acts of kindness you do today may
be very small in deed -- a smile
here, a compliment there and a few
instances of holding doors open and
tipping well. Yet these efforts will
contribute in a meaningful way to
your fellow humans and will promote
goodness and happiness in ways
you couldn't have predicted.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21). You are concerned with adding
knowledge and skills to your arsenal,


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for reasons of both personal and
professional advancement. You will
probably be feeling too restless to
endure the rigor of formal training,
textbooks and lectures, though, and
will learn best at the school of life,
where you'll receive all A's.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
You will be more rebellious than
usual, and though you still respect
the authority of others, you will not
respond too quickly to their requests.
You will first filter all orders through
your highly developed sense of reason.
You're a strategist in your own right
and will benefit from following your
instincts.
This Week's Birthdays: Your
spirits are high this year, and your
faith is strong. This month, you
regain control over a part of your life
that has veered off track. You'll enjoy
learning about different cultures and
will teach someone about your own,
as well. In April, you will express a
talent for writing, religion, politics
or music. There's a financial payoff
in June. You'll bond with loved
ones through physical activity and
adventures. Justice will be served to
your family in an important way in
July.


Music at Gulfport
Beach Pavilion
Monday, 1-3:00 p.m.
Cookie, Karaoke & Dancing
Tuesday, 1-3:00 p.m.
"Copa Jane" Karaoke & Dancing
Wednesday, 1-3:00 p.m.
Ray & Anna, Music for
listening & dancing
Thursday, 1-3:00 p.m.
Arlene & Len, Karaoke &
Dancing
Friday, 1-2:30 p.m.
Bongo Bob & Suzanne, Music
for listening & dancing
Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Open
Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m.
Woody on the accordion for
listening & dancing
Donations accepted
Weather permitting

Gabber January 27- February 2, 2011






Natural History
Speaker Series
The Friends of the Boyd Hill
Nature Preserve invite you to hear
Don Stillwaugh, MS., Biological
Scientist, who will speak on "Pine
Flatwoods Flora: The Dragonflies
and Butterflies They Support" on
Tuesday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. at
the Lake Maggiore Environmental
Education Center at Boyd Hill
Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club
Way S. in St. Petersburg. Free. Call
893-7326.

Girl Scout Cookie Time
It's time for Girl Scout cookies and
a special birthday. Samoas turn 35
this year and are second only to Thin
Mints in sales in west central Florida.
Place an order with a Girl Scout for
cookies now through January 28.
Cookies from pre-order sales will be
delivered beginning February 20.
Cookie booth sales start February
25; at that time visit www.gswcf.org
and search for a Girl Scout Cookie
Booth by zip code using the cookie
booth locater system. Booth sales end
Sunday, March 20.
Cookies can also be purchased for
donation and delivery to military
troops serving in combat zones
overseas.

Learn about
Anchoring your Boat
The St. Petersburg Sail and
Power Squadron will present a
two-hour Safe Boating Seminar
entitled "Anchoring" to the public
on Wednesday, February 16 from
7-9 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Sailing
Center, 250 Second Avenue SE,
Demens Landing in St. Petersburg.
This seminar explains how to select
the appropriate anchor, rode and
components and their use depending
on sea and bottom conditions. Tables
are used to determine the sizing of
your anchor and its components based
on the size of your boat. Materials
include USPS's Anchoring Quick
Guide and Student's notes with copies
of the presentation slides. This is an
essential seminar for all boaters.
Instruction is free, materials cost $25
per family. Maximum of 20 students.
Pre-registration required. Register
on-line atwww.boating-stpete.org.

Gabber January 27 - February 2, 2011


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Questions to St. Pete Beach Candidates For March Election
Compiled by Melissa Lattman
What is your occupation?


On March 8, St. Pete Beach voters will select a mayor
from four candidates and commissioners from two can-
didates.
All St. Pete Beach voters choose the mayor, the win-
ning candidate must get at least 50 percent of the vote
plus one vote. If that does not occur, there would be
a run-off election tentatively on April 12 between the
top two vote-receiving candidates. Registered voters
in district four only may vote for one of the district four
candidates as well as mayor.
The candidates' unedited answers (beyond a basic
computer spell check) to ten questions posed by The
Gabber are listed below.


Candidates for Mayor


McFarlin; Retired president
of Dew Cadillac.

Finnerty: Retired lumber
broker

Jacoby: For 35 years I was
in the Sporting Goods In-
dustry. I started with Wil-
son Sporting Goods Co., in
their Sales Training Pro-
gram, which taught me how
a company operates from
the bottom up. My training
included sales training and
philosophy; office operations;
marketing /product develop-
ment and product market
implementation and manu-
facturing. Most of my career


with Wilson was spent in the
sales and product develop-
ment area of the company.
With Brunswick Corp I was
the business manager for
golf bags which gave me the
chance to further develop my
skills of running a business
from the ground up. I then
proceeded to start a manu-
facturing company, a sales
company and a consulting
company focused on golf
bags and golf accessories. In
a "nut shell" my experience
and career has been to solve
problems and create oppor-
tunity!

Kadoura: Accountant


Who is your employer?
All Candidates are retired except Kadoura, he is semi-
retired.

What is your education?


Michael Finnerty
Incumbent
Mayor


William Jacoby JR.
Candidate
Mayor


Bruce Kadoura Stephen McFarlin
Candidate Candidate
Mayor Mayor


McFarlin; High school and
years of courses sponsored
by General Motors.

Finnerty: High School -
Shore Regional High School,
West Long Branch, New
Jersey, Brookdale Commu-
nity College, Lincroft, New
Jersey (attended).

Kadoura: Bachelors of Busi-
ness Administration from
Eastern Michigan Universi-
ty. One year of graduate de-
gree work at Bowling Green
State University (Ohio).

Jacoby: Attended Lea
College and left to enter
the Sales Training Program


at Wilson Sporting Goods.
I have taken additional
course work, which included
marketing and business law
at the College of DuPage,
Bellarmine University,
and Spalding University.
While working for both
Wilson and Brunswick I
took advanced executive
training programs as well.
Summary: my education
comes from a combination of
classroom courses, company
training, and real life
business experiences. It is
an Education that is 100%
paid for and is one that is
difficult to obtain without
commitment and experience.


How long have you lived in St. Pete Beach?


McFarlin; 16 years and was
born in St. Petersburg.

Finnerty: 16 years.

Kadoura: 7 Years in St Pete
Beach, 15 Years in Florida.


Moved to Florida from Dear-
born, Michigan.

Jacoby: My full time resi-
dency began in 2002, just
over 8 years ago.
My grandparents built the


Gabber January 27- February 2, 2011







home in which I now live.
As a youth I spent over 1/3
of my life, including holidays
and most summer vacations
here. St. Pete Beach is very
special to me; I have watched
the changes over the year,
some good and some bad. I
want to be part of deciding
our vision for the future.
Since my wife and I
established our full time
residence here both of us
have become involved in our
community. Currently I am
completing my 3rd term as
chairman of the Planning
Board, on which I have
served for 5 years. Prior to
being elected the chairman, I
served as the vice-chairman
of the Planning Board for 1
year. I pride myself as being
the only board member and
non-staff person to attend


Florida Planning and Zoning
Conferences since being
appointed to the board.
Being the chairman of the
Planning Board also gave me
the responsibility of being
the chairman of the St. Pete
Beach Planning Agency.
I am involved with my
church, St. John Vianney
where I chair the Lenten
Fish Fry's and the Blood
Drives that we hold every
90 days with St. Alban's.
Kiwanis is another
organization in which I am
actively involved, especially
the swimming program that
teaches kids to swim. I am a
member of the North Beach
Civic Association and was
involved with the old St.
Pete Beach Events Board
that is now the Friends of St.
Pete Beach.


How does your past experience equip you
for office?


McFarlin; I bring a success-
ful business background and
vast knowledge of the area.


Finnerty: I have served as
an elected official for 5 years
- 2 years as Commissioner
District 1 and 3 years as
Mayor.
I have built strong relation-
ships over the years at the
state, county and federal
levels that have enabled me
to bring funding for improve-
ments and opportunities for
growth, tourism and jobs to
St. Pete Beach.

Kadoura: Iran an accounting
firm for over 30 years, plus a
leasing company for 10 years.
I was responsible for 1,000
employees. My financial and
budget experience, combined
with my broad and extensive
management expertise,
provide me with a unique
combination of technical and
people skills that are well
suited for the office of Mayor
of St Pete Beach.

Jacoby: Earlier I told you of
my business experiences, my


civic service with the city,
and my volunteering with
my church and service orga-
nizations. These experiences
have afforded me a great
background for working with
many people, people who are
employees, customers, stu-
dents and fellow members
of boards or organizations.
As mayor you must be able
to work harmoniously with
other people even if you
might not agree with them
on an issue. I have had my
share of disagreements, but
I always find a compromise
so that everyone feels that
they are respected.
My experiences have taught
me that you always need to
be prepared and understand
the topic/ goal clearly that is
being considered. That being
said if you do not completely
understand the topic/goal
you need to ask questions
while doing your research.
Example, I spend usually
8 hours before a simple
Planning Board Meeting
studying the issue. For more
complex issues or multiple
issues obviously more time


is spent researching and
discussing items with the
staff at city hall.
Being in business as well as
running business mandates


that you have the abilities of
multitasking and problem
solving. I do believe that I
have great strengths in both
these areas.


What two issues do you think are the most
important for St. Pete Beach?


McFarlin; Economic rede-
velopment and preservation
of our natural resources.

Finnerty: Economic growth.
Maintaining the quality of
life for residents by continu-
ing to provide high levels
of service (ie Police, Fire,
Water, etc.).

Kadoura: Development and
Property Taxes.

Jacoby: Communication
with OPEN TRANSPARENT
GOVERNMENT. Most of
the issues that we have
are because people are not
communicating with each
other. They are yelling,
making false statements
and doing political paybacks.


We need as a community to
begin to have OPEN and
TRANSPARENTdiscussions
for resolution, for progress.
By communicating we can
bring an UNDERSTANDING
to residents and businesses,
which would pave a path
to resolution of our COMP
PLAN ISSUES and our
FINANCIAL DILEMMA.
Wasteful Spending This
has got to stop. We have a
Washington lobbyist that
has not performed at all.
We have spent almost $1.25
M between them and the
lawsuits.
We also need to assess all
brick and mortar items that
create an overhead cost and
establish their value to all
residents.


How tall do you think buildings should be
above sea level in St. Pete Beach?


McFarlin; Studies have
shown that 12 story is a vi-
able model for this beach.
This height was also ap-
proved by the county.

Finnerty: Whatever the
height is that will maintain
the quality of life for resi-
dents and allow our hotels
to develop profitability.
Kadoura: As tall (or short)
as the voters of St Pete
Beach wish them to be.


Jacoby: It is not my deci-
sion. It is decided by the
voters as established by our
charter. With the election in
March this will be addressed
by the voters again. If this
becomes a Commission topic
I have my thoughts and sug-
gestions. But until it is an
issue that I would address
on the commission, it is the
voters who decide.


One of the issues the commission faces
is the threat of lawsuits. How would this
threat affect the way you govern?


McFarlin; Put forth every
possible effort in bringing
harmony back to our beach
and reduce any possible vul-
nerabilities to future litiga-
tion.

Finnerty: I have always


spent many hours reviewing
each agenda item on which
I voted and after complet-
ing my due diligence, I
have always voted for what
I believe to be in the best
interest for all the residents
of St. Pete Beach. As Mayor
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Gabber January 27 - February 2, 2011







I have always done my ut-
most to open dialogue and
build consensus with my
fellow Commissioners on all
issues, not just the lawsuits.
Therefore, I would continue
to govern in the same man-
ner.

Kadoura: I would reach out
to all factions to reach a con-
sensus as to how to govern
the City, thus ending the
lawsuits.

Jacoby: Let me explain


something at this point. The
mayor of St. Pete Beach is
actually a commissioner
elected at large by the
total city. He has no extra
authority except to control
the meeting and serve as a
ceremonial figure. Governing
with the threat of lawsuits
has almost become part of
life, unfortunately. Actually
doing anything has a threat
of a lawsuit. Until we as a
civilization decide that we
need to share and resolve,
attorneys will be making the
big bucks.


What are the top two or three things you
hope to accomplish for the community
while you're in office?


McFarlin; Put a compre-
hensive plan in effect to al-
low our community to again
prosper, restore our image as
a highly regarded travel des-
tination and strive for unity
among our residents.

Finnerty: Continue building
civility and sense of com-
munity after the ardent
disagreement over redevel-
opment.
Continue negotiations be-
tween the two groups to
resolve issues and move
forward without further law-
suits.
Bring economic growth to
our city by increasing tour-
ism and jobs.

Kadoura: I would lead the
creation of a development
plan that a majority of vot-


ers of St Pete Beach would
support. I would also drive
the effort to lower prop-
erty taxes. Finally, I would
examine the City budget
carefully to make the most
effective use of tax dollars.

Jacoby: I want to Institute a
policy of OPEN and TRANS-
PARENT GOVERNMENT
with better COMMUNICA-
TION with residents, busi-
nesses and property owners.
Create a VISION with AC-
COUNTABLE GOALS for
our city to achieve, both short
term and long term with fel-
low commissioners.
Establish ENTREPRE-
NEURIAL THINKING to
bring our VISION to reality;
to bring RESOLUTION to
our differences and SOLU-
TIONS to our challenges.


Why do you think four people
are running for mayor?


McFarlin; Our city has been
a target to an outside activ-
ist group pushing Hometown
Democracy and has been in
need of some solid leader-
ship to protect and guide
this community. Our current
mayor, although a nice per-
son, clearly lacks any busi-
ness skills and has resorted
to supporting this political
group that has caused the
problems in this city. Al-
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though I totally discount
one of the opponents due
to the fact that he is one of
the plaintiffs suing our city,
there is a strong calling for
change in leadership.

Finnerty: This position re-
quires very high level of re-
sponsibility in guiding the
future of St. Pete Beach
and there are many differ-
ent points of view as to what


the future holds. Therefore,
we are all stake holders in
this issue and the residents
now have the opportunity
to vote for the person they
think is best qualified to lead
us through to that future vi-
sion.

Kadoura: Four candidates
running for Mayor indicates
a significant interest in
leading the City of St Pete
Beach, which will generate a
lively, broad-based dialogue
about the forwarding direc-
tion of our community.


Jacoby: I believe that each
person has a specific reason
for running. As I see it you
have each of the Political


Action Groups represented,
SOLV and CRG, with their
respective candidates. Each
of these groups has an inter-
est, a very special interest
for their benefactors. You
can see this in their financial
statements along with the
time, resources and money
that they will have contribut-
ed to each of their candidates
during this race. The current
mayor likes his job and has
burned his bridges with both
groups to my knowledge.
That then comes to what is
my reason for running. It is
important for me to make a
very clear statement that I
am an INDEPENDENT and
have never been associated
with any Political Action
Group!


Candidates for District

Four Commission Seat


Beverly Garnett Harry Metz
Incumbent Candidate
District 4 District 4
What is your occupation?


Garnett: I am the President
of GPS Relocation Resourc-
es, Inc., a licensed corpo-
rate relocation firm. I also
am the Commissioner for
Who is your employer?


District 4 in St. Pete Beach,
Florida.

Metz: Retired Military


Garnett: GPS Relocation Metz: My wife.
Resources, Inc.

What is your education?


Garnett: High School, with
some college credits


Metz: High School, some
college and numerous Mili-
tary Schools and Seminars.


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How long have you lived in St. Pete Beach?

Garnett: I have lived in
St. Pete Beach for a total Metz: Over 60 years.
of 10 years, and in Pinellas
County for over forty years.

How does your past experience


equip you for office?

Garnett: My father founded
SOS Office Systems, a local
office equipment company,
in 1973, I joined SOS after
high school in 1974 and
gradually worked up to the
position of Vice President.
The company grew to employ
over 150 people, with offices
covering the West Coast of
Florida. After the sale of
SOS in 1996, I went into
the Relocation Industry and
eventually opened my own
company, GPS.


What do you think is
most important issue

Garnett: St. Pete Beach, in
common with municipalities
across the country, faces
a tremendous budgetary
issue. In District 4, we face
the challenge of allowing
property owners to redevelop
while maintaining the
Charm and Character of
the unique communities
within the District. A
second challenge is to find


Metz: I had the pleasure of
serving Dist. 4 from 07 to
09, as there Commissioner.
During my 23 yr. of Mili-
tary Service I was a First
Sergeant and Military Po-
lice Operation Sergeant for
some of the largest military
bases in the world including
Korea and Vietnam. I have
lived and served in many
countries, enjoyed many dif-
ferent cultures, which has
given me the knowledge and
skills to get the job done,
ensuring the residents are
safe, secure and informed.
the
facing District 4?
the funds to re-construct
Pass-A-Grille Way and do
it properly by replacing the
water and sewage pipes
that are underground,
and undergrounding the
utilities.

Metz:TRUST. Tell the resi-
dents the TRUTH; do not
mislead the residents, as
has been done in the past.


How tall do you think buildings should be
above sea level in St. Pete Beach?


35ft and in the Large Hotels
Dist., the residents should
vote on height, setbacks and
density
All buildings should first
meet FEMA regulations,


then Single Family Homes
32 ft. Small Hotels/Condo's
35ft and in the Large Hotels
Dist., the residents should
vote on height, setbacks and
density.


One of the issues the commission faces
is the threat of lawsuits. How would this
threat affect the way you govern?


Garnett: The threat and
actuality of the lawsuits have
certainly handicapped our
City and how we do business.
You can't take $1 million out
of the operating funds and
not have an impact on the
services the City provides.
We have eliminated 28
positions within the City.
We need to embrace our
differences and find ways


of respectfully working
together for the greater good
of the Community. We need
to stop the decay and the
proliferation of the chain
link fences in our City.

Metz: The Commissioners
needs to continue to negoti-
ate so we can get these law-
suits settled and save the
residents tax dollars.


What are the top two or three things you
hope to accomplish for the community


while you're in office?

Garnett: My top priorities
for St Pete Beach are: 1) to
insure that all new property
development must pay
its appropriate share of
infrastructure improvement
costs; 2) Support Tourism to
improve the economic health
of our city's small businesses;
3) Implement our voter-
approved comprehensive
plan to allow controlled
and sensible development;
and 4) to diligently work to
maintain tight control on
the budget process, while


finding ways to reduce our
legal expenses.

Metz: I will not raise your
TAXES.
One City Commissioner
stated that the movers and
shakers run our city; I will
do my best to ensure that
the Commissioners and City
Staff understand they work
for the residents.
Get District 4itsfair share of
the city budget and keep new
hotels and condominium's
out of Dist. 4.


Garnett: It depends on which
District you are referring
too. The voter-approved
Comprehensive Plan has 11
character districts north of
the Don CeSar It provides a
varied landscape from 40 feet
on Corey Avenue to the Large
Hotel District, an almost
mile-long stretch along the
Gulf with 12 stories or 146
feet. It reduced the allowed
height on Corey Avenue
from 5 stories or 50 feet to a
maximum of 3 stories or 40
feet in order to maintain the
character of our Downtown.


Each district was viewed
individually in the voter
approved comprehensive
plan.

Metz: All buildings should
first meet FEMAregulations,
then Single Family Homes
32 ft. Small Hotels/Condo's
35ft and in the Large Hotels
Dist., the residents should
vote on height, setbacks and
density
All buildings should first
meet FEMA regulations,
then Single Family Homes
32 ft. Small Hotels/Condo's


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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., 10 a.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. Annual
reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PRO-
GRAM - Ongoing registration continues
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 El-
ementary and Gulfport Montessori.
TOT TIME PROGRAM - Ongoing reg-
istration continues for the 2010-2011
Tot Time Program for ages 3-5. Non-re-
fundable 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 pre-
pare them for Kindergarten. Program
hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:00p.m. Two,
three and five-day monthly options are


available. Call 893-1068 for more infor-
mation.

NEW CLASSES- Interested in teach-
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CLASSES - Call instructor for
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* Body Sculpt - Tues., 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Call Billie at 239-313-0876.
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Call Billie at 239-313-0876.
* Fencing - Wed., 4:30 & 5:30 p.m. Call
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* Energy Dance - Starting Fri., Jan.
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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 skaters/
bicyclists 17 years of age or younger
MUST have a signed parental consent
form filed at the Gulfport Recreation
Center. Availability to register: Mon-
day - Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.


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PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS
FEBRUARY 2010:

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.
AARP Tax Service: Fridays, Febru-
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for seniors or others on low or fixed in-
comes. First-come, first-served. Bring
all tax papers and a copy of last year's


return. Doors open at 10:00 am, no
new clients admitted after 3:00 pm.
Scrapbookers Club for Teens &
Adults: Saturday, February 12, 1:00
pm. Make beautiful pages of memo-
ries.
Crafts for Children of All Ages!
Saturday, February 12, 1:00 pm. Pat
Brinkley returns with more great win-
ter craft ideas.
Coffee/Talk Book Discussion:
Thursday, February 17, 10:00 am.
Discussion of A Mercy, by Toni Morri-
son. Copies of the book and discussion
guide are available at the Reference
Help Desk.


"About the Law" Study Group:
Thursday, February 24, 1:00 pm. Pre-
sented by local chapter of Brandeis
University Women.
Genealogy Discussion Group: Sat-
urday, February 26, 1:00 pm.

UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED,
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Senior Center 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1231


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Annual Entertainment Fair: All are
invited to our annual Entertainment
Fair on Fri. Jan. 28 at 1pm. Gibbs High
School Choral Group will provide a free
performance in the Hickman Theater
followed by free refreshments, door
prizes and an opportunity drawing in
the Senior Center Dining Hall. Come
early to buy a delicious sub sandwich
lunch at the Snack Bar.
Thank You. Beauty Fair Vendors:
Special thanks to all who gave of their
time and talent to make our annual
Beauty Fair on Mon. Jan. 24 a huge
success. Hats off to Chris Reed (Bay
Breeze), Ellen Clifford (Kohl & Childs...
for hair") Diana Herbert (Hair Design)
for providing free haircuts; Charles
LeMay (Nikken) and Forrest Laux
(Fusion Health Care) for providing
free massages; Larinda VanDriesen for
providing manicures; Lorette Vosloo
(Fusion Health Care) for providing
the Parafin Hand Treatments, Ronnie
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demonstrations. Also, we would like to
thank Sandy Cocklin (Young Living
Essential Oils), Todd Kennedy (Travel
is Fun), and Debora Cooper (Gulfport
Seamstress). Thanks, too, for Well
Care for sponsoring this event. Please
call the Senior Center if you would like
phone numbers for our vendors.
Thank You. Health Fair Vendors:
Thanks to all of our participating
vendors at our Annual Health Fair
that was held on Tues. Jan. 25 and
especially to the coordinator of our
event Diane Vandiver, Outreach
Coordinator of Freedom Square. About
200 participants took advantage of the
free services and information.
Senior Trips: Hard Rock Casino, Jan.
31, Feb. 8 & 22 for $20; Mission Inn
including dinner & visit to Winery on
Feb. 4 for $55, and St. Armand's Circle
with lunch at Dutch Heritage Amish
Restaurant on Feb. 14: $44. IKEA and
lunch on own on Feb. 19 for $29. Call
Carolyn at 347-0806 for further details
about each trip and info about available
2 day trips.
Volunteers Needed: Volunteers
are needed for our upcoming Wags &
Whiskers event. The meeting will be
held on Mon. Jan. 31 at 2:30pm. If you
are unable to make the meeting but
would like to participate, please call
Jay at 893-2242.
Presentations:
Low Income Loan Program, Tues. Feb.
Gabber January 27 - February 2, 2011


1 at 11am
Nutrition: Food Cravings! Thurs. Feb. 3 at
1pm
Wii Bowling: There will be a Wii Bowling
Tournament between the Senior Center
bowlers and students from Stetson
University College of Law on Tues. Feb. 15
at 6:30pm. Come join us for a fun evening!
Refreshments provided.
AppyforTaxExemption: Representatives
from the Pinellas County Property
Appraiser's Office will visit our Senior
Center on Wed. Feb. 23 from 9am-noon to
help determine if you qualify and help you
file an application for a 2011 Property Tax
Exemption.
Senior Center's Want List: The following
items are needed for upcoming Senior
Center programs and activities: bingo
prizes, greeting cards, tennis balls (100),
7-day pill dispensers (200), small handled
gift bags (200), cat/dog new or gently used
items for the Bark & Purr Gift Boutique. If
you would like to donate any of these items,
please drop them off at the Senior Center.
They would be greatly appreciated.
SPECIAL SERVICES:
Free Phones for Hearing Impaired:
Tues. Feb. 15, 9:30am to 11:30am. Courtesy
of Deaf & Hearing Connection.
Telephone Reassurance:Afriendlyphone
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 Feb. 1 & 8 or Mar. 1 & 8. Must attend
two consecutive classes.

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

Senior Center/Foundation Website:
Check out what's happening at the Senior
Center by going to
www.gulfportseniorfoundation.org


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



HICKMAN
THEATER
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5501 27th Ave. So.
893-1070
Island Community Theatre
presents
"PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM"
Feb. 3-20
Thurs.-Sat., 8 pm
Sun. Matinee, 2 pm
Tickets $15 Fri., Sat. & Sun.
2 for $20 Thurs.
Call 727-430-2328 or online
www.islandcommunitytheatre.com


MCULFFORTTI
CASINO

5500 Shore Blvd. So.
893-1070
MARIO DELEON'S BAND
Ballroom & Social Dancing
Sun., Jan. 30
6-10pm, $7
USA Ballroom Dance
Mon., Jan. 31, 7-10:15pm
$5 Members, $7 Non-members
WEEKLY DANCES
Every Tuesday
Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7
12-1 pm Inter., 1-2pm Beg.,
2-3pm Dance
Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7
6:30-1st timers, 7-8-Beg. Lesson,
8-10:30pm Practica/Milonga
Every Wednesday
Swing Dance
6-8pm Lessons, 8-11 pm Dance $7
Every Thursday
Salsa Dance
7-8:30pm Lessons,
8:30-1 Opm Dance $7

An Evening of Jazz with
KATT HEFNER & the
Harlem Nights
Sat., Feb. 5, 8pm-12am
Tickets $15, 727-347-4747







City of South Pasadena Installs Red Light Cameras
Intersection safety cameras will begin taking photos of red-light runners
at designated intersections beginning February 15, 2011. Cameras will
capture still images and video of red-light running violations. During a
30-day warning period, a warning notice will be issued to the vehicle's
registered owner. There will be no fine for this warning notice. Citations
will be issued beginning March 17th. The fine for a violation is $158.00.
The intersection safety cameras are located at the following
intersections:
*North Bound Pasadena Ave. S. @ Sailboat Key Blvd. S.
*North Bound Pasadena Ave. S. @ Shore Drive S.
*North Bound Pasadena Ave. S. @ Park Street S.
* South Bound Pasadena Ave. S. @ Gulfport Blvd. S.
* South Bound Pasadena Ave. S. @ Shore Drive S.
For more information contact the City of South Pasadena, 7047 Sunset
Drive S., South Pasadena, FL 33707, 727-347-4171.


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Grab your Sweetie
for a Dinner/Dance
A Valentine dinner and dance
will be held at the Treasure Island
Community Center on Saturday,
February 12 with music provided
by the four-piece band "Pleasure".
There will be plenty of door prizes
and free wine will be offered with
the three-course meal. You may also
bring your own beverages. The event
is sponsored by the Italian-American
Society of St. Petersburg.
Hors d'oeuvres begin at 7 p.m. and
the dinner and music begin at 7:30
p.m. Tickets are $30 per person and
must be purchased in advance. Call
Steve at 727-224-8731.

Take Your Pick of
Yoga Classes
Valerie Prosser will be having yoga
classes on Wednesdays from 9-10
a.m. and on Thursdays from 6:30-
7:30 p.m. Valerie can be reached
at 727-557-4258 and her website is
www.getfitwithvalerie.com.
Tamara Harte will be having classes
on Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tamara can be reached at 727-512-
2763 or email to tb.ii',.-'l.imp.,ii'..iy.
rr.com. The fees are $35 a month or
$10 per class for each time frame
and day of the week you choose to
attend.







Gulfport Walking
Club Returns
The Gulfport Recreation Center
Walking Club has returned. The
club goes to different locations each
Thursdaytodotheirwalksandthecost
is $2 per trip. They leave promptly at
9 a.m. and return by 12:30 so please
be there at 8:45 if it is your first
time. Call John at 893-1079 if you
have any questions.
On Tuesday some members of the
club meet in the parking lot at the
Rec. Center and drive to different
locations (this is not affiliated with
the Recreation Centers Club).

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.


Invitation for
Festival Vendors
Vendors are sought for the first
James Weldon Johnson Festival
which will take place on Saturday,
March 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30
p.m., in the parkland behind the
Enoch Davis Center and the James
Weldon Johnson Branch Library
located at 1059 18 Avenue S. in
St. Petersburg. The event will
feature a Puppet Show, Craft Table,
a Moonwalk inflatable, and free
books for the children. Actor Leroy
Mitchell will portray James Weldon
Johnson, and the Friends of the
Johnson Branch will present their
first Community Service Award.
Refreshments will be available for
purchase.
The festival is sponsored by the
Friends of the Johnson Branch
Library. Vendors from area
businesses and agencies and
organizations are invited to apply
for display space. The cost is $25
per standard 6 ft. table which they
must supply. Applications must be
received by February 28. Proceeds
will benefit the library.
For more information or to obtain
a Vendor's Application, call Kevin
Johnson at 727-342-2235.

Gabber January 27 - February 2, 2011


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Local Obituaries

GAINES, CARYL, 94, of South
Pasadena, passed away Jan. 18, 2011,
survived by her good friend, Sarah
Niblack. She was a retired Army
Major and Indiana schoolteacher.
Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home.

GAMMON, WILHELMINA ANN,
86, resident of Town Shores in
Gulfport for many years, died Jan.
11, 2011. Born in Newtown, PA and
came here from New City, NYin 1963.
Willie was an Registered Nurse for 44
years, member of American Legion
Post 125 & 305. She is survived by
her brother Bill (Wi.-ndy) Fassler;
her son, Gene Gammon; daughter,
Janice (Don) Howell; grand-
daughters, Teresa (Jim) Allgeier and
Sharon (Marc) Rogers; and 5 great-
grand-children. Her wishes were for
Ashes to the Sea and a Celebration
of Life. Contact Gene at 727-

STA J ICH,
SIBYLLE, artist,
columnist, mother,
grandmother,
volunteer-all of
these words could
be used to describe
how Sibylle Stajich
served and created a positive effect
around her. Mrs. Stajich, 87, passed
peacefully in her sleep on January
18.
Mrs. Stajich was born in Vienna,
Austria and emigrated to the United
States with her parents in the 1940s.
She worked as a secretary at Treasure
Island City Hall for many years
and wrote a column for The Gabber
newspaper.
i\ ly mother was an artist although
she would probably deny it. When
my son was born, she hand painted
a Disney reproduction covering one
entire wall of his room. She also
decorated the shutters of our house
(at that time) with colorful flowers,
also by hand, in a Swiss chalet motif.
She wrote poetry. She wrote a lovely
poetic tribute to my father after he
passed away in 1995. More recently,
she wrote a poem after moving to
Freedom Square in Seminole, telling
how happy she was there.
My father was an accomplished
pianist and composed a number of
pieces. Mother wrote the lyrics for


644-8009 for time of gathering of
friends and family. Please, no flowers
but instead donate to Suncoast
Hospice who helped greatly.

HOPWOOD, ESTHER MAY
REPSHER, 91, died peacefully
on Oct. 10, 2010 at Dolphins View
Nursing Home in South Pasadena,
FL. She retired from Milton Roy
Company and volunteered at the
Dali Museum and Trinity Lutheran
Church. Esther was the loving wife of
the late Jack E. Hopwood, advertising
desginer. Esther will be sadly missed
and never forgotten.

MOONEY, BARBARA JANE,
84, of St. Pete Beach, passed away
peacefully on Jan. 18, 2011. Born in
Spring Lake, NJ, Barbara graduated
cum laude from Chestnut Hill College
in 1947 and married Richard F.

many of them," wrote Jeffrey Stajich.
Mrs. Stajich wrote "This N' That in
South Pasadena" for many years for
The Gabber. "Sibylle came to City
Hall weekly to look for news for The
Gabber. She volunteered many years
for the city's art show and was named
the city's Volunteer of the Year in
1998. She was a very sweet lady,"
wrote South Pasadena City Clerk
Mary Braisted.
Mrs. Stajich volunteered many places
including the Palms of Pasadena
Hospital helping at the visitor desk.
She was the secretary for many years
of the condominium association in
South Pasadena where she (and her
late husband) lived. More recently
in Seminole she volunteered at the
management office where she lived.
Her husband of 52 years, Maks, a
half-sister, Annemarie Kessler, and
a grandson, Jeremy, preceded her
in death. She is survived by two
sons, Gregory of Savannah, GA and
Jeffrey of Hillsborough, NC, two
granddaughters, Allison Hennek
and Kirsten Stajich, a grandson
Jason Stajich, and a great-grandson,
Jackson Hennek.
A memorial service is planned for
Sunday, January 30th, 2:00 p.m. at
Paradise Lutheran Church, Treasure
Island. In lieu of flowers, please make
contributions to Suncoast Hospice at
www.thehospice.org.


Mooney of Philadelphia in 1952. She
moved to her beloved St. Pete Beach
in 1959 with her husband Richard
and their four children. After her
last child entered elementary school,
Barbara decided to pursue a teaching
career. She earned her Master's
Degree in English and completed
all course work for her Ph.D at the
University of South Florida. She
taught English at the Clearwater
campus of St. Petersburg College for
30 years. Her passion was popular
culture, and her classes included
Mass Communications and Popular
Arts. Barbara was always up on the
latest bands, music videos, movies
and celebrities. After retiring she
served on the board of The Friends
of the St. Pete Beach Public Library
as well as the St. Pete Beach Library
Advisory Committee. She enjoyed
running the library's book discussion
group. Her service to the book club
reflected her lifelong devotion to
literature, embracing everything
from contemporary mysteries to
John Updike, Larry McMurtry and
Thomas Pynchon, who was also the
subject of her PH.D studies. Barbara
loved editing everything from the
catalogue for the Osher Lifelong
Learning Institute at Eckerd College
to articles and newsletters written
by her daughters. Her friends
knew her to be vibrant, intelligent,
independent, and opinionated. Her
childrencherishedherfeisty spiritand
loving concern. She was a vital part
of her children's lives and while her
death leaves heartache, her memory
brings comfort to those who loved
her. Barbara was preceded in death
by her husband Richard in 1996. She
is survived by her daughters, Diane
and Marianne; son-in-law, Joseph
Sasfy; son, Terence; daughter-in-law
Nancy; grandchildren, Megan Lobert,
Ashley Dyroff, Kevin and Kate; son
Neil; and granddaughters Nola and
Tallulah. A service will be held at 2
pm on Jan. 29, 2011, at the Beach
Memorial Chapel, 301 Corey Ave, St.
Pete Beach. Family and friends are
welcome to gather one hour prior to
the service. A reception will follow
the service. In lieu of flowers, please
send donations to the Friends of the
St. Pete Beach Public Library or to
the Suncoast Hospice Foundation in
her name.


Gabber January 27- February 2, 2011






Obituaries (con't.)
WALL, EDWARD ELLSWORTH,
80, of Gulfport, died Monday, Jan. 17,
2011, at Palms of Pasadena Hospital.
He is survived by daughter, Deborah
McManus and a loving family.
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On Being Civil
Wow! I'm floored. Civility is going
full tilt in the wake of the Giffords
shooting which had absolutely
nothing whatsoever to do with
civility. Now Congress is into it. No
more splitting up sides at the State
of the Union address (over by the
time you read this). Lambs and Lions
(don't know which is which) will lie
down together.
That is, they're going to sit with
each other Tuesday, instead of with
his or her political party. Just like a
grade school exercise. The question is
which will stand up at which points
in President Obama's speech, and
who and which will be first to trash
talk afterwards.
I was floored, too, a couple of weeks
ago when Rep. Steve Cohen, (D-
Tennessee) stood up in the House


and linked Republican repeal of the
health bill to Herman Goehring's
propaganda machine and the
Holocaust. The Tea Party is also part
of the new Holocaust apparently,
because he went on to claim that
they are now the new, reborn KKK,
ready to burn, lynch and separate the
races. My interpretation may be a bit
of an exaggeration, but not much.
Talk about a Blood Libel (generically
used).
He also appeared on CNN with
Anderson Cooper after canceling a
Fox channel engagement. Cooper
challenged him, but Rep. Cohen didn't
back down. And, when asked whether
he should apologize, he doubled
down. All this got some cable news
attention, but not much anywhere
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In the meantime, there is talk
of restraining talk radio and even
of regulating trash talking in
sports. Trash talking might not be
attractive, particularly in these days
of instant and ubiquitous electronic
communication, but it has been going
on a long time. Even back in my
football times (the 1950s), there was
trash talk and that's without those
big protective face masks. My best
friend and receiver liked to trash
talk and had the bruises to show
for it. However, he was effective in
distracting his opponent.
So, words do count and consequently
there is talk about forbidding some of
them. I believe it was CNN that says
no-no to crosshairss". Personally,
I wouldn't want to use those bad
words. That would be an attack and
an assault on civility. Eliminating
civility shouldn't be the target. You
may not agree, but I don't want to
argue about it. So, shoot me.
Let's keep it civil. Drown out those
who disagree. Cut up, slice up their
arguments. Murder the facts in
the name of debate just don't use
provocative words that might promote
a smack in the face or a broken bone.
Choke off the other party from just
about everything. Stomp and beat
down their arguments. Strangle and
garrote their finances.
Let's shoot straight from the hip.
Character assassination, killing
credibility, exploding myths, blowing
up truths and untruths is all fine in
politics and war. It is, has been, and
always will be. Just don't all those
bad words.

What's on your mind?
Email your opinion to:
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THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
Kitchen Open eakfast 8:30-11am Lunch Served
Lunch Served Kitchen Open Dinner 5-7pm Breakfast 8:3011am No Lunch Served Ron's Karaoke 7pm 11am-3pm
11am-3pm 11-3pm Southern Knights Band Kitchen Open 2-5pm Euchre 1pm
Dinner 5-7pm 7-11 pm Bingo 6p
Southern Knights Band
Ron's Karaoke 7pm 7-11pm Kitchen Open
for Bingo

Crazy Carol Show is coming Feb. 27th at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. Open to the public.
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.
The next blood drive will be Sunday, Feb. 6 during our breakfast buffet. Donors receive free breakfast.


Post 305
6999 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 367-1596
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
Bar Bingo 7pm Fish & Chicken Steak Dinner 6-8pm Sports 12-6pm Bucky Burgers ALA Caf6 Dinner
Food Served 6-8pm 5-8pm Harry 7-10pm 6-8pm
Barry Karaoke Wings 3-5pm
Entertainment 7-10pm Dee Karaoke Frank Caine
7-10pm 7-10pm 7-10pm


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St. Petersburg Accordion Club meets the 3rd Wed. of each month at the Post.


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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 1/14
Trouble with Individual- 1400 BIk
49th St. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 1100
BIk 55th St. S.
Theft- 1100 BIk 55th St. S.
Prowler- 2700 BIk 54th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1600 BIk
58th St. S.
Street Obstruction- 6300 BIk 10th
Ave. S.
Saturday 1/15
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 2500 BIk 53rd St.
S.
Burglary- 5700 BIk 25th Ave. S.
Theft- 800 BIk Hull St. S.
Animal Complaint- 3000 BIk 49th St.
S.
City/County Code Violation- 5400
BIk 29th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
19th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1700 BIk
56th St. S.
Burglary- 5000 BIk 18th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 2900 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- Beach Park-
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Sunday 1/16
Drunk Driver- 5400 BIk 28th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- Beach Bars.
Domestic Battery- 1400 BIk 53rd St.
S.
Noise Complaint- 2900 BIk Dupont
St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 2600 BIk Upton
St. S.
Monday 1/17
Disabled Vehicle- 4900 BIk 15th Ave.
S.
Arrest on Warrant- Wood Ibis Park.
Accident with Injuries- 6400 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
City/County Ordinance Violation-
1300 BIk Gray St. S.
Stolen Vehicle (Attempted)- 4500 BIk
27th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 5200 BIk 27th Ave.
S.
Tuesday 1/18
Animal Complaint- Clam Bayou.
Trouble with Individual- 5500 BIk
28th Ave. S.
Worthless Document/Check- 5700
BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
City/County Ordinance Violation-
5100 BIk 13th Ave. S.


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Trouble with Individual- 5600 BIk
28th Ave. S.
Armed Person- 5500 BIk 13th Ave.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 5000 BIk
49th St. S.
Wednesday 1/19
Noise Complaint- Beach Bars.
Suspicious Person- 2100 BIk 58th St.
S.
Recovered Stolen Vehicle- 5600 BIk
28th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 5200 BIk 9th Ave.
S.
Burglary- 1800 BIk 56th St. S.
Accident with Injuries- 2200 BIk
52nd St. S.
Animal Complaint- 900 BIk 56th St.
S.
Animal Complaint- 5100 BIk 30th
Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 5200 BIk 9th Ave.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 5700 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 60th
St. S.
Thursday 1/20
City/County Code Violation- 5600
BIk 17th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
City/County Code Violation- 1100
BIk Hull St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 2200 BIk 53rd St.
S.
Reckless Driver- 5100 BIk 29th Ave.
S.
Theft- Pier.
Trouble with Individual- 700 BIk 58th
St. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Call- Lo-
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Gabber January 27- February 2, 2011


Crime Awareness Meeting
The city wide Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention meeting had some
lively discussion about abandoned houses and derelict properties. Some ideas
and suggestions were discussed and this topic will continue at the February
meeting. City officials have been invited and will be on hand at this meeting.
Please note: The February meeting is scheduled for the first Monday of the
month due to Valentine's Day being the second Monday. This means that the
next City-Wide Crime Awareness meeting will be held on Monday, February 7
at 7 p.m. in the Gulfport Neighborhood Center located at 1617 49 Street S. We
encourage everyone to attend and participate.
For more information, contact Jeri Reed at 727-548-5566 (days), 727-327-
3509 (evenings) or at jrvolunteer@aol.com. Hope to see you there.






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.

Elections Association
Offers Scholarships
If you are a college junior or
senior majoring in political science,
public administration or business
administration, journalism or mass
communications at an accredited
Florida college, you may be eligible
for a scholarship.
The Florida State Association of
Supervisors of Elections, comprised
of the 67 county supervisors, will
award three scholarships this year
valued at $1,200 each to eligible
students.
"I am pleased that the state
association is able to continue
this scholarship program to assist
students during these difficult
economic times," said Pinellas County
Supervisor of Elections Deborah
Clark.
Applicants must be registered voters
who have lived in Florida at least two
years and must have maintained a
"C" average or above during the past
year.
Other requirements such as
letters of recommendation and
financial information are listed on
the scholarship application and in
the scholarship guidelines, which
are available for download at www.
votepinellas.com.
Applications should be submitted
in the county in which the student is
registered to vote.
Scholarship applications must be
received by 5 p.m. on March 18 in
any Pinellas County Supervisor of
Elections office: 315 Court St., Room
117, Clearwater; 13001 Starkey
Rd., Largo; or 501 1st Ave. N., St.
Petersburg.
For a mailed application or additional
information, please call the Pinellas
County Supervisor of Elections office
at 727-464-6108.


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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' involve-
ment includes working with the City Council concerning equipment rec-
ommendations; 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 con-
ferences, participating in community services projects and by representing
the best of the City's youth. Get involved today! There are three vacant al-
ternate 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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By Robert J. Myers, Esq.
What is a Living Trust?
A Living Trust is created while you
are alive. The use of Living Trusts
has been effective for maintaining
personal privacy and control outside
of the court system. A Living Trust
is also very useful for reducing estate
taxes and for probate avoidance.
LIVING TRUST BASICS
A separate legal entity is created
upon the formation of a Living Trust.
This entity can own and hold both real
estate and personal property. Every
Living Trust has a Settlor or Grantor,
a Trustee and Beneficiaries. A basic
understanding of what these terms
mean is important to understanding
how Living Trusts work and how
they are different from other types of
trusts.


WHO IS THE SETTLOR
OF THE TRUST?
The Settlor of a Living Trust
establishes the Living Trust and
signs the document creating the
Living Trust. The Settlor controls
what the Living Trust says and does.
Living Trusts are revocable, that is,
the Settlor can change or cancel a
Living Trust at any time in her/his
discretion. A Settlor is sometimes
also referred to as the Grantor of
the Living Trust. When you set up a
Living Trust, you are considered to
be the Settlor or Grantor.
WHO IS THE TRUSTEE
OF THE TRUST?
A Trustee of a Living Trust manages
the trust assets. When a Living Trust
is created, assets should then be
transferred into the trust. Decisions
concerning what property to buy,
sell, mortgage, transfer or lease are
made by a Trustee. The Trustee has a
special duty to beneficiaries of a Living
Trust which is called a fiduciary duty.
What this means is that the Trustee
has a legal obligation to perform her/
his duties properly and in accordance


with the law while keeping the best
interests of the beneficiaries in mind.
In a Living Trust, you act as your own
Trustee as long as you are able to or
desire to act in this capacity. Upon
you death or disability, a Successor
Trustee will take over management
of the trust assets.
WHO IS THE BENEFICIARY
OF THE TRUST?
A Beneficiary of a Living Trust is
someone who benefits from the assets
in the trust. Income and earnings
are used for the benefit of the
Beneficiaries. Trust assets cannot be
used for any other purpose. You will
initially be the Beneficiary of your
Living Trust. Upon your death, the
people you have named (normally
family members) will become the
Beneficiaries.
Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson
Law Offices which is located at
1135 Pasadena Avenue South, Suite
140, St. Petersburg, Florida. The
telephone number is 727-347-5131.
Mr. Myers welcomes calls regarding
this article and other related legal
topics. This column outlines general
legal principles and is not intended to
give you legal advice. If you have a
specific question about the law, please
consult an attorney.


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Tampa Bay gained 3,250 acres of
seagrass between 2008 and 2010 -
an 11% increase that is the largest
2-year expansion of seagrasses since
scientists began regular surveys of
this critical underwater habitat.
The bay now supports 32,897 acres
of seagrasses- more than at any time
measured since the 1950s, according
to data presented this week to
the Tampa Bay Estuary Program
(TBEP) and other members of the
Southwest Florida Seagrass Working
Group.The data was collected by
scientists with the Southwest Florida
Water Management District's
Surface Water Improvement and
Management (SWIM) Program. They
assess seagrass coverage in the bay
approximately every two years, using
a combination of maps produced
from aerial photographs followed by
ground-truthing to verify accuracy.
The aerial photographs are taken in
winter months when the water is
clearer.
Results of this comprehensive
effort have been used to track trends
in seagrass extent in estuaries
throughout Southwest Florida since
1988. All major bay segments showed
seagrass gains, according to the
SWIM data, including the troubled
Old Tampa Bay segment in the
northern part of the bay, which has
been plagued by algae blooms and an
expanding layer of thick, soupy muck
near Safety Harbor in recent years.
Seagrasses in Old Tampa Bay
expanded by 858 acres over 2008
levels, or nearly 15%. Seagrasses
in Middle Tampa Bay increased by
1,549 acres, or 23.3% The increases
could be a result of improving water
quality overall. In fact, preliminary
results from 2010 monitoring
indicates that all bay segments met
TBEP's adopted water clarity goals.
Recent low-rainfall years, with less
runoff entering the bay, may have
contributed to the improvements.
And some gains also may be a
function of constantly improving
seagrass mapping techniques.
Seagrasses are an important
barometer of the bay's health
because they require relatively clean
water to flourish. They also provide
vital habitat for sportfish such as sea
trout, snook, and redfish.
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Despite the impressive gains, the bay
is still 5,103 acres short of the target
goal of 38,000 acres of seagrass set
by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program
and its local government partners.
Reaching that goal will require a
continued commitment by the region
to reducing excess nitrogen that
remains the bay's primary pollutant
of concern, said Holly Greening,
Executive Director of the Estuary
Program. Too much nitrogen fuels
algae growth that turns the water
cloudy and depletes oxygen.
"The seagrass increases are great
news, especially as we mark the


20-year anniversary of the Estuary
Program partnership this year,"
Greening said. "But we still need to
manage nitrogen loadings, and to
assess and address problem areas in
the bay."

St. Petersburg
Toastmasters Meets
St. Petersburg Toastmasters
Club meets every Tuesday from
6:15-8:30 p.m. at Piccadilly Cafete-
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Center for the annual Health and Beauty Fair. Monday's Health and Beauty Fair focused
on what Senior Center Director Sue Frank called "feel good" services, like massages and
haircuts. On Tuesday the focus shifted to health concerns such as vision and blood sugar
screenings. In all, she estimates almost 1000 people visited the Senior Center over the
course of two days.
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Pinellas County Health and Human
Services Department provides
emergency energy assistance of up
to $600 to senior citizens unable to
pay their power bills.
Funds from the Area Agency
on Aging of Pasco/Pinellas Inc.
can help residents 60 and older
in danger of having their power
disconnected during the designated
cooling and heating seasons when
demand and bills are higher than
normal. Eligible seniors must have
a crisis with a delinquent notice
from the utility company or a notice
that power has been shut off to be
considered for help. They may also
qualify to receive repairs to a cooling
unit or a voucher for fans, heaters
and blankets.
Eligible seniors can receive help
up to twice a year during each high-
demand season. Health and Human
Services staff members screen
applicants to determine if they meet
income limits. The income limit is
150 percent of the Federal Poverty
Guideline. For a household of one,
the limit is $16,245 a year. For two
people, the income limit is $21,855
(add $5,610 for each additional
member of family units with more
than eight members.)
Prospective clients can either stop
by a Health and Human Services
office or call for an appointment
and information. Call Annie Shaw
at 727-464-8400 in Clearwater or
Anne Eicher at 727-582-7781 in
St. Petersburg. Health and Human
Services offices are located at
2189 Cleveland Street, Suite 230,
Clearwater and at ,: 17 First Avenue
N. in St. Petersburg.
This program is funded by Area
Agency on Aging of Pasco/Pinellas,
Inc.

Divorce Care Group
Divorce Care Group is a weekly
meeting for those separated or
divorced to help you move toward
rebuilding your life. A new 13
week class will begin on Thursday,
September 30 at 7p.m. at Tradewinds
Church located at 6740 Park Street S.
in South Pasadena. Call 344-1501.

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Book Donations Needed
Donations of books are needed by
the Bookstore of The Friends of the
West St. Petersburg Community
Library located on the St. Petersburg
College Gibbs Campus, corner of
8th Ave North and 67th Street
North. The proceeds from the sale of
these items are used to fund special
children's and adult programs to
benefit the community. They are a
volunteer non-profit c-3 organization
and can provide a receipt to you for
your possible tax deduction. Please
call Elaine Wenstrom at 253-6904.

Bring Donations to
Tuesday Market
GULFPORT- The Gulfport Merchants
Association is collecting donations of
non-perishable food, toiletries and
personal needs to be distributed to
the Gulfport Senior Center Pantry.
Bring your donations to the Gulfport
Merchants Association tent each
Tuesday during the Fresh Market, on
Beach Blvd. below 29th Ave. South,
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Senior
Center Pantry, which offers food
and other needed items to struggling
Gulfport families, is in great need of
donations to keep up with the needs
of its clients.
The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market
is a year-round open-air market held
in Gulfport's Waterfront District.
Vendors offer a variety of produce,
including but not limited to, local,
organic and hydroponic fruits and
vegetables. Vendors also offer local
honey, teas, herbs, seafood, cheese,
fresh breads, pastries, nuts and
granola, gourmet and ethnic foods,
candy, garden plants, bath and body
products and much more. Many
other unique items are available
from over 40 vendors. A variety of
local artists and crafters offer their
wares. Live music is featured during
each market. The village in which the
Market takes place includes a variety
of independent shops, boutiques
and restaurants, all within walking
distance. For more information,
contact Daniel Hodge at 727-
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amenities they offer. The computers are set up for high speed internet and users have given
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Foster Hope...
Foster a Child
Imagine being taken away from
your home, not knowing where you
will go, leaving behind your favorite
things. Now, imagine this through
the eyes of a child. There are more
than 3,500 dependent children in
Pinellas and Pasco counties due to
child abuse, neglect or abandonment.
Many of them need loving foster
parents. For more information on
becoming a foster parent, please call
Eckerd Community Alternatives
Recruitment Line toll-free at 1-866-
233-0790.

CTK Needs Clothes for
Boys
Clothes To Kids (CTK) has a critical
need for boys and men's tennis shoes
and boys and men's jeans. Young
boy's shoes sizes 12 to adult size 13
and boy's pants 6 to 16 are desperately
needed.
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.
Clothes To Kids will host the 7th
Annual Clothe A Child Fundraising
Luncheon on Wednesday, March 9th,
from 12-1:00pm at The Coliseum in
St. Petersburg. The price for one
ticket is $50. ($50 is what it costs
CTK to provide a low-income, school-
age child with a week's worth of
clothing.) A complete table of eight
can be purchased for $400. Visit
www.ClothesToKids.org to purchase
tickets. No tickets will be available
at the door. Questions? Contact Fran
Goodwin at 441-5050 x22 or Fran@
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Clothes To Kids, a nonprofit
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Pinellas County, free of charge. For
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USCG Safe Boating
Program
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
78 has a 13-week continuous Safe
Boating program every Tuesday,
7:30 p.m., Warren Webster
Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-
Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 mile
south of Don CeSar). Start at your
convenience. First day, come at
7 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday
and finish 13 weeks later or take up
to two years to finish.
February program includes "Rules
of the Nautical Road" February 1;
"Boating Safety" February 8; "Piloting
Your Boat - Part A" February 15,
and "Piloting Your Boat - Part B"
February 22.
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Excerpts heard at the January 25, 2011
St. Pete Beach City Commission Meeting

Public Comment

& Council Quotes
"I would like to ask is this what you would like to see up and down
Gulf Boulevard ...I respectfully urge the voters of St. Pete Beach to
vote no on all of them." -Resident Bill Pyle, on an architectural drawing
of hotels, which he has also shown at some previous commission meetings.
When asked about the source of the drawings, he said they were part of
the documents in the court discovery process from around 2006. Pyle en-
courage residents to vote against several ballot measures, which include if
voters want to continue voting on comprehensive plan changes, community
redevelopment plans and land development regulations affecting heights of
structures.
"I guess on television they call them re-runs...SOLV doesn't have a
plan, the city has a plan" -Resident Lorraine Huhn, asking to get out of
"muck and mire" and move forward with improving the city.

"That's why they nicknamed it patch-a-grille." -A resident mentioning
bumpy roads asked if sidewalk and road improvements around the Don
CeSar would continue onto Pass-A-Grille Way. The current road, sidewalk
and crosswalk improvements are just around the Don CeSar neighborhood
area, city official said.

"We are interviewing fire chiefs Friday...we have four candidates
coming in." -City Manager Mike Bonfield giving an update on hiring a fire
chief with Fire Chief Tom Malone retiring at the end of February.
"This Sunday the Corey Avenue market will be in Horan Park,"
-Mayor Mike Finnerty, on moving the location of the European style mar-
ket for Jan. 30 because of the 17th Annual Corey Ave/St Pete Beach Art/
Craft Festival on Corey Avenue from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and
Sunday. Mayor Finnerty said The Tampa Bay Lightning simulation trailer
would be at the Sunday market on Feb. 13.

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Body Sculpt/Cardio
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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 Tuesdays, starting in January.
Cardio Kickboxing is from 6-6:45 p.m.
followed by Body Sculpt from 6:45-
7:30 in the Game Room at the Gulfport
Recreation Center. Please contact the
instructor Billie at 239-313-0876 or
John at the Recreation Center at 727-
893-1079.
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Check out the
Corey Sunday Market
Every Sunday from 10 a.m. until
2 p.m. on historic Corey Avenue in
St. Pete Beach, the street is full of local
vendors selling fine art, handmade
crafts, fresh produce and seafood,
gourmet foods, as well as beautiful
plants and flowers. This European
style fresh market is hosted by the
Suntan Art Center and features
many artists and artisans from the
community. Live music spotlights
some of the best local musicians.
This is the season for Florida produce
and St. Pete Beach Produce brings the
freshest localproduce. Look for Florida
oranges, grapefruits and other citrus,
turnip greens, broccoli and cauliflower,
local tomatoes and strawberries.
Check with Mr. I Got 'Em in his
tuxedo for BBQ, ribs, sausages and
other local favorites. Fresh seafood is
provided by Gator's Seafood and great
cheeses are available at the (Ii .......
Lodge. Other foods that are available
include Greek specialties, pirogies,
local honey and fresh fruit smoothies.
To satisfy the sweet tooth, enjoy The
Angry Squirrel's nutty confections
and traditional Italian Ice.
The Sunday market on Corey Avenue
is a celebration of the community of
St. Pete Beach. Shops are open and
restaurants provide a wide choice
of breakfast, brunch and luncheon
options. Start your morning off with
a mimosa and cap it off with a movie
matinee at the Beach Theater. Relax
and enjoy your day while you support
your community.
Call 727-367-3818.

Gabber January 27 - February 2, 2011


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


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


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


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


Keith Sanders, Esq.
Sanders Law, P.A.
5922 9th Ave. N. Suite C, St. Petersburg, FL. 33710
727-209-0744
keithsanderslaw@gmail.com


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The Mobile Plate Tracker 900 automates the process of checking license plates.

The days of police officers manually running tags through their portable com-
puters while stuck at a red lights may be numbered.
Introducing the Mobile Plate Hunter 900, cameras mounted on police cruis-
ers that automatically detect, read, and check up to 3600 license plates a min-
utes- all without any input from the police officer.
"It's a good tool," Officer Pete Horning, who attended training to use the Mo-
bile Plate Hunter 900 when the department installed it last month, said.
Department policy states that officers may not type and drive at the same
time, so to check a license tag, an officer traditionally must pull over, wait for
a red light, or radio dispatch to check the tag. The Plate Hunter 900, Detective
Sergeant Rob Burkhart says, streamlines this process.
Once the officer turns on his computer at the start of his shift, the camera
starts seeking out license plates. Once the camera reads a plate, it checks the
tag against a database. If the tag is associated with a stolen car, expired tag,
or driver with a suspended or revoked license or warrant, an alarm sounds in
the cruiser.
At that point the officer must check the tag against the National Crime In-
formation Center and the Florida Crime Information Center databases (NCIC/
FCIC), either by radioing dispatch with the tag number or by performing a
search on the in-car computer.
"We don't have to run tags all the time," Officer Horning says in praise of the
system, although he admits that the system has its flaws. Recently the Mobile
Plate Hunter 900 sounded an alarm while he was on patrol. The culprit? A
mailbox. The camera read the address on it as a license plate, and the comput-
erized check returned information for a Canadian license plate legal issues.
The mailbox was not charged.
The system itself consists of three trunk-mounted cameras- one facing the
rear of the vehicle and two facing the front. Currently, only vehicle #2 has the
$20,000 system. The police department paid for the Mobile Plate Tracker 900
with a grant from Pinellas county. A Gulfport police officer made the sugges-
tion to Chief of Police Rob Vincent.
"We had the opportunity to get a grant, and some people had some ideas of
what we could get, and the chief liked that idea," Officer Horning says.
St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo and the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office
also have these cameras. The police department says it does not anticipate any
additional costs to maintain the system.


Latin Fitness Class
now Offered
Latin fitness is a dance cardio
workout. It incorporates dances such
as Salsa, Merengue, Hip hop, etc., no
experience needed. Classes are on
Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and
on Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at
the Gulfport Rec. Center. The cost
is $10 per class or $32 if you pay by
the month. Please contact Daniela
(instructor) at 561-302-6174.

Energy Dance
Class forming
This is a weekly class which involves
free style dancing to variety of music.
This is a move at your own pace class
with warm up, group exercise and a
cool down phase of each class. The
class will be held in the multi-purpose
room at the Gulfport Recreation
Center on Fridays from 6:30-8:30.
The contribution for the class will be
$5 per session. For questions please
call Livia at 727-501-6915.

Beta Sigma Phi
The next social event for Sunshine
City Council will be the Annual
Sweetheart/Preferential Tea on
Saturday, February 5 from 2-4p.m. at
the East Bay Country Club in Largo.
The theme for the tea is "Sweetheart
Memory Lane." The chapter
sweethearts will be presented, legacy
members and special guests will also
be introduced. Past Council queens,
princesses and sweethearts will be
honored also. For more information
please contact Susan Henry at
244-8045.
Laureate Epsilon Theta's members
will entertain Xi Theta Rho with a
brunch on Saturday, January 29 at 11
a.m. Val Rankin will be the hostess.
The members will provide a variety
of delicious dishes and gifts for the
"Dirty Bingo" game to be played.
Laureate Epsilon Theta's executive
board will meet on Tuesday, February
1 at the home of Paula Roberts at
7 p.m.
For more information, please
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Small Town Marriage
I would like to first and foremost
express my condolences for the
families of Thomas Baitinger
and Jeffrey Yaslowitz, the two St.
Petersburg officers killed earlier this
week while trying to serve a warrant
on a fugitive. I appreciate their
commitment to making our lives and
our communities safer.
I was married once, in another life.
To the rest of the world we had a
good life. But we would have these
disturbances: a fight where words
went too far, threats to leave over
seemingly minor things. Every time
seemed to me like the end of the world.
In time, of course, I would push them
aside and go back to telling myself
that everything how great we had it.
It was easy to do, really. My family,
his family, all of our friends- they all
wanted to believe we were happy. But
it turns out marriage isn't all public
relations: when things go wrong, you
have to dive into the marl and muck
and somehow drag out good to save
it. Turns out, those disturbances
were cracks.
A small town is a lot like a marriage.
It wants to put its best foot forward
to outsiders and keep its problems its
own. It wants to keep all the bad stuff
to itself, because if anyone else finds
out the bad stuff, maybe they won't
love our small town like we do.
Gulfport has one hell of a cheering
squad, between the chamber, the
merchants, and the mayor himself.
I think it's great that so many
people love Gulfport- I do, too; this
community has been very good to
and for me. However, the city can't
continue to stick its head in the sand
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tell me that the city doesn't seem to
have a certain level of divisiveness
at its core. Over the past few years
I've watched the city divide itself into
two camps. It's evident at council
meetings, informal discussions, and
on the web. There seems to be a lot
of cracks in this small town's happy
facade, but no one's willing to admit
it.
What's causing the cracks? A lot
of people have a lot of different
answers, but I think it all boils down
to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
Remember that from school? It says
that humans must meet our basic
needs like food, shelter, and safety
before we can worry about falling in
love or being creative.
Gulfport has oodles of creativity and
plenty of opportunities for spiritual
enrichment, but at the root of our
divisiveness is a fundamental lack
of safety. Oh, Gulfport's got a great
police force, don't misunderstand. All
the same, we have a crime problem.
It comes from the next town over.
Monday's shooting was a prime
example. How many of you saw the
helicopters? Who heard the shots? I
know people in the Stetson area who
could hear gunfire. Does it really
matter what legal boundaries the
shooting fell inside? That's just a
line, and an imaginary one at that.
St. Petersburg is a much larger city,
and it has much larger problems.
Gulfport has some trouble spots,
whereas St. Pete has multiple
troubled neighborhoods. We want to
insulate our small town from it, but
it doesn't work that way. We drive
behind the kid smoking crack on 22nd
Avenue South. We buy our seafood
from clerks who live with drug deals


around the corner from their Child's
Park home. St. Petersburg's road
runoff slides into Clam Bayou; the
children of the drug dealers share a
classroom with our kindergarteners.
We are not insulated.
We want everyone to think that
we're happy, that it's all good, but in
doing that we're glossing over some
big problems that aren't going away.
We can be as artsy and loving and
creative as we want, but until we
have a safe community - note that
I didn't say city- we're going to be
trying, on some level, to get back to
that, but we're not going to admit it.
Perhaps you can think of a time
in your own relationship when
something was bothering you, but
you couldn't admit it. Perhaps you
felt as though it was a big deal, and if
you admitted to it it could jeopardize
your relationship. So when your
loved one asked, "What's A w,,ni ' you
answered "Nothing."
Except it wasn't nothing. It was
something, and it wouldn't go away.
You ignored it; it festered. Soon you
found yourself picking, and turning
every small thing into a big thing.
That's how I'm seeing our community
operate right now- we're picking at
the little things because we're afraid
to address the real issue, the big
one.
My marriage didn't just end. It
collapsed. Spectacularly. All those
little cracks? They were trying to
warn me that there was this gigantic
fault line running under our core,
but I was too busy convincing myself
and the world around me that I was
happy to pay attention.
Gulfport has cracks. And we keep
covering them up instead of talking
about them. It's scary, I know. But
we can't keep ignoring them.
It's time to start talking.

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GULFPORT- A special evening event
will offer animal lovers a chance to
raise funds for several of the area's
non-profit animal rescue groups...
after the dogs have gone to bed. The
Get Rescued Celebration will take
place on Saturday, February 26 from
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Gulfport
Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd.
South.
The Get Rescued Celebration is
the popular evening component of
a full day of festivities that begin
with Gulfport's Get Rescued, the
beloved free annual street festival
and fundraiser held on Beach Blvd.
on the same day from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. Later, all are invited to a lively
evening of fun for humans that will
also donate to the important cause
of animal rescues. The evening
will include dancing and live music
by popular local band No Slack,
offering a revue of Motown and Soul
favorites perfect for the dance floor.
Free catered hors d'oeuvre, a cash
bar, fresh flowers and festive d6cor
will add to the party atmosphere.
Opportunity drawings will take
place during the evening. Proceeds
from ticket sales, after expenses,
will be donated to rescue groups
participating in the evening event.
Live and silent auctions will offer
a chance to support up to 12 non-
profit rescue groups with a variety of
auction items up for bids including
travel, hotel stays, art, wine and
food, pet accessories, restaurant
gift certificates and much more.
Opportunities are still available for
501c3-certified non-profit animal
rescue groups to participate in the
auction fundraisers by having their
own table. A limited amount of space
is available. Rescue groups can
solicit items and will receive 100% of
proceeds from their auctions. Local
businesses are also encouraged
to donate items for auctions. To
participate in the auction fundraising
or to donate items, please contact
Lynda Sheehan at 727-323-3892 or
rescuedngulfport@aol.com.
Tickets for the Get Rescued
Celebration are $20 each. Advance
tickets may be purchased at the
following Gulfport businesses:
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Grooming. A limited number of
tickets will also be available at the
door.
For more information, see the
Facebook page for Get Rescued
Celebration, or contact Mike McCue
at 727-667-7531 or mmccue@igc.
org.


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The local group includes events such
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Kids from Gulfport Elementary joined the residents at the Boca Ciega Center Nursing
Home last Wednesday morning. Teacher Lori Westlund brought the Pre-K four and five
year olds over to have an activities day with the seniors, who seemed to enjoy the children
immensely.


By Leigh Clifton
About 20 Pre-K four and five year-
olds from Gulfport Elementary visited
Boca Ciega Center last Wednesday to
join the residents in some fun activi-
ties. Teacher Lori Westlund and her
assistants brought paint, paper and
brushes, crayons, string and Cheerios
and Play-Dough with molds so the
kids could share their activities with
the seniors. Places were set at vari-
ous tables in the center's lunchroom
and the kids and residents bonded
instantly. It was obvious that the se-
niors, who were in various stages of
rehabilitation, were enthralled with
the kids and most engaged in helping
to color a giant Martin Luther King,
Jr. poster. There was also Cheerios
stringing and several residents were
wearing Cheerios necklaces by the
end of the visit. Councilwoman Jen-
nifer Salmon whose son was among
the students, brought along a story to
read out loud to everyone. Westlund
also brought along some music and


the kids sang along to the residents
delight.
"When I was 20 years old, it was my
dream to open up a daycare. With half
being kids and the other half being
seniors. They told me that I would
never be able to afford it, but I told
everybody it wasn't about the money,
it was about the giving back. This,"
Westlund said, looking around at the
kids and seniors, "was exactly what I
had in mind."
The Boca Ciega Center's Activities
Director Tracy Hartman was thrilled
the kids came for a visit.
"Did you see their (residents) eyes
light up when they saw those chil-
dren?" she asked. "They were so glad
to see them and it was great to see
them so engaged."
After snack-time with popcorn and
juice, the children and some of the res-
idents met in the hallway to hang up
the completed banner for Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. Both residents and
kids had colored it in with crayons.


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Open your Heart by
Mentoring a Child
Gulf Coast Community Care is
recruiting volunteers for their
Adults Mentoring Children Program.
Volunteers must be 30 years old.
Background screening is required.
No experience is necessary and it
takes just a few hours of your time.
Enjoy free monthly activities and
ongoing support from the staff. There
is no cost to you.
Most children are from single
parent homes. If you are ready
to make a difference in the life of a
child, call Bev at 727-479-1841 for
more information.

Become an SOS
Volunteer
Save Our Strays is a no-kill non-profit
organization dedicated to re-homing
abandoned cats and kittens. 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.

View City Job
Openings at Center
The Maximo Community Police
Resource Center, 4815 34 Street S.,
posts job openings for the city of St.
Petersburg and are updated every
two weeks. Recent openings have in-
cluded the library, accounting, para-
medic, police, etc.
Check out their great selection of
used books for 25 cents a piece while
you're there.
The Resource Center, sponsored
by the St. Petersburg Police Depart-
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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.

Free Acupuncture
Clinic for Veterans
Acupuncturists Without Borders
is offering a free acupuncture
clinic to provide treatment for all
military, past and present, as well
as their families, and their health
care workers. These acupuncture
treatments address stress, insomnia,
post-traumatic stress syndrome,
depression and anxiety. The clinic
is held every Thursday at Sanctuary
Community Acupuncture, 5111
Central Avenue, St. Petersburg at
7 p.m. The clinic is free, donations
are welcome. Call 727-204-5203.

See Tampa Bay in a
Whole New Way
ST. PETE BEACH- The ever-popular
"Senior Excursions" will continue to
run weekly from the St. Pete Beach
Community Center all winter long.
Guests travel to popular attractions
and shopping destinations all over
Tampa Bay without the hassles of
driving, tolls and parking. The trips
run almost every Friday from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. with a few special trips
occurring on other days of the week
or at night. Travel to places such as
the Hard Rock Casino, Strawberry
Festival, the circus, IKEA, Ybor City
and much more. Trips are just $10 for
St. Pete Beach residents and $12.50
for others; additional entry fees may
apply.
Seniors can also now participate
in "Luncheon Excursions" on select
Wednesday where they check out
different restaurants for a real taste
of Tampa Bay. These trips are just $3
for residents and $5 for non-residents
plus meal costs.
Call 363-9245 for details or see a full
list of trips on www.spbrec.com.

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Women's Club Learns about Sallie House


Pictured (L-R): Front: Marian Andrews, Jack, the speaker from Sallie House, Julie Fuce,
Joan Larsen. Back: Joan Barry, Jan Hauser, Betty Brown and Phyllis Miller

The Gulfport Women's Club greeted the new year with an informative talk by
Marian Andrews, the Program Manager of the Sallie House which is affiliated
with the Salvation Army Children's Services. This is a safe place for children
ages six month to 12 years to stay while waiting to be placed in a foster home.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 9.
The Gulfport Women's Club is a volunteer organization formed to better the
lives of children and seniors in Gulfport. Anyone interested in joining this
organization 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,
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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.

SHINE Needs
Volunteers
If you have an inquiring mind,
tact and sensitivity as well as a
strong desire to help a vulnerable
population, then SHINE may be
the perfect volunteer opportunity
for you. Do you want a volunteer
position that is truly fulfilling
and mentally stimulating? Then
consider counseling seniors and the
disabled with the SHINE (Serving
Health Insurance Needs of Elders)
program.
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.
Interested in knowing more? If
so, please call the SHINE program
at 727-570-9696, ext. 234 and
speak with the Area Agency on
Aging Program Coordinator, Susan
Samson. SHINE is a free program,
funded by a grant from the Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid Services,
and is administered through the
Florida Department of Elder
Affairs.

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The City of Gulfport will now allow
bicycles on the Tomlinson Lake Skate
Park on Sundays only for a trial
period. During this trial period, only
bicycles will be allowed at the Skate
Park on Sundays. Monday through
Saturday, bicycles are not permitted
to enter the Skate Park. These days
will be strictly enforced as noted by
the penalties listed below.
Effective October 1st, all skaters/
bicyclists must purchase a new City
of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use
the City of Gulfport's Tomlinson Lake
Skate Park. Stickers must be visibly
placed on the helmet. Annual fee for
stickers is $5 for residents and $10
for non-residents. Also, all skaters/
bicyclists 17 years of age or younger
must have a signed parental consent
form filed at the Gulfport Recreation
Center which is located at 5730 Shore
Blvd. S.
Any skater/bicyclist found in
violation of these terms will be subject
to the following at the Police Officers
discretion: temporary trespass,
permanent trespass or a minimum
$88 fine.
Stickers and consent forms are
available at the Recreation Center
between the hours of 9 a.m. and
8 p.m., Monday-Friday. Consent
forms are also available on the City of
Gulfport's website, www.mygulfport.
us Click on City Departments, Leisure
Services, Rec. Center and Skate Park.
The web form must be notarized and
mailed to the Gulfport Recreation
Center along with a self-addressed
stamped envelope and check/money
order. A registration sticker will be
mailed to you upon receiving check/
money order and envelope. Please
make check/money order payable
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COMPUTER SERVICE
IN YOUR HOME/OFFICE
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CONSTRUCTION
Serving Pinellas County
Since 1991
Residential and Commercial
Lic. # ER13014090


AC ELECTRIC
727-345-3108
Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Com-
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JEFF'S LAWN SERVICE- Mowing, Trimming,
Edging, Blowing, Yard Clean-ups. Leaf and
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rates, 727-341-0185
EXPERT SPRINKLER
REPAIR
Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years
Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps.
439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312.

James Fox Tree Service
Owner/Operator for over 20 years
' "We make your trees feel beautiful"
' .--' -A*. * Trees cleaned, elevated
~ l Property Maintenance
,,l i\ i* ~Stump grinding
*jRi_ . Hazardous limb removal
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LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Clean-
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Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave,
727-215-2229.

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McCLELLAN PAINTING INC.-Residential
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Fair & Honest Rates. Lic.# C-8774. 727-546-
8034.
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727-321-3331.


1986 MERCEDES BENZ- 560SL, Automatic,
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1996 DODGE NEON-85,000 miles. Runs
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2000 BUICK PARK AVENUE- Loaded, Excel-
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CHERRY WOOD BEDROOM-Set. Head-
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FOUR LIGHTWEIGHT-Wooden Chairs. beau-
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stered seats. $75/all. 727-368-1391.
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Microfiber, $500. Futon, High-end Wolf Queen,
Solid Oak Frame, $150. 727-510-9190.
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FIREWOOD
FOR SALE!
Seasoned, Oak, Free Delivery. Also Free Much
Available. 727-215-8601.
GULFPORT LIONS CLUB - Available For
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
MORE FREE JEWELRY!
Host a Silpada Jewelry Home Show in Feb-
ruary and earn an extra $50 in free jewelry.
Browse my website www.mysilpada.com/deb-
bie.reichart and then give me a call at 727-
410-3516.
LAWN MOWERS,
GO KARTS
All Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4' x 8'. Also Lawn
Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank
727-418-8297.
AVON REPS NEEDED
Sign-up with top seller Or purchase products.
Call Mirzana 727-453-2637
SINGLE ADJUSTABLE BED-w/massage plus
new mattress. $500.00 obo 727-906-0311.
45 GALLON FISH TANK-3'x 1'x2' Metal stand
and all accessories $150. 90 Gallon 4'x18"x2'
light kit all accessories $150. Slate pool table
4'x8' cover, light kit, sticks, racks, balls $450.
727-345-3217 leave message.
MOVING SALE!-Stuffed deer, furniture,
swords, armor, garden tools, mower, saws,
hammock, electronics, electric cash register,
beer signs, mugs & more! Bonus Items! Call
727-867-5744. (leave message).
PFALZGRAFF
DINNERWARE
Village Pattern, Entire set w/all accessories.
Or by the piece. 727-864-0748.
DELICIOUS SWEET VERY JUICY- Duncan
Grapefruits. The biggest of all grapefruits. 3 for
$1. Very beautiful big doll from Paris, France,
beautifully dressed with hat. $50.. 28th Ave. N.
& 58th St. 727-381-1733.


COMPLETE OFFSHORE ELECTRONICS-
Package. Furuno Radar Navnet System. One
10.4" display, two 7" displays, network sound-
er. C-Map software. Zodial Life Raft, ACR
Searchlight. Jensen AM/FM/CD/WX. Std Hz
VHF/FM. Lewmar Windlass. Original Receipts
Total $17k Asking $6550. Call 727-639-0951
for more info.


SOUTHWEST PINELLAS
STORAGE CENTER
700 51st Street South,
Gulfport, FL. 33707
(727) 321-9114
ON FEBRUARY 4th, 2011 @ 10:00 A.M.

UNIT #426: AMANDA PICKETT:
Baby supplies, aquarium, household goods,
kids items, music records, VHS tapes,
magazines
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Household items, TV, furniture, bed, misc
items, wine cooler.

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59TH ST. TOWN SHORES ETON-Bldg. #402
Saturday 9am.-3pm.
LOTS OF TOOLS-power/hand Tools, Kitchen
items/household, Restaurant. Great Deals
Must Go! 1501 Hull St. S. Gulfport. Fri. & Sat.
8am.-3pm.
MULTI-FAMILY-Furniture, Antiques, Tools,
Fishing Equipment, Misc. Thurs, Fri, Sat. 7305
44th Ave.N. (off 74th St.).

30th Annual
Yard Sale
5 Condo Flea Market
& Bake Sale
Furniture
Collectiable * Appliances
Everything Under the Sun
Coffee & Doughnuts Available
Sat. Jan. 29th 9-1p.m.
1888 Shore Dr. So. Pasadena
(across from Palms Hospital)


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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-

Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times).
This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Suc-
cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal
Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in
the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress
and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This
Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat-
ter How Difficult, Before the Termination of 9
Tuesday. G.F.

MAYTHE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored,
glorified, loved, and preserved throughout the
world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker
of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ni-
net days, nine times a day. Then publish this
prayer. Thank You, Jesus.
G.F.
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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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LARGE 1BR APT.-800sqft. in Resort area.
Dock and Swimming pool. Off Gulf Blvd. Re-
duced by Half, (was $800.00) in Exchange
for Maintenance, Swimming Pool Cleaning
and Grounds work, Approximately 30-35hrs a
Month. Ideal for Retired Man only. Must have
some Experience. Small dogs and cats ok.
727-897-5197.
NEWLY RENOVATED-Lightand Airy. 1 BR/1BA
Apt. 450sqft. Eat-in Kitchen with Large Cup-
boards and Walk-in Pantry. 2 Window Air Con-
ditioners. W/S/G Included. Security Deposit
plus first month rent. $600/Mo. 727-631-5461,
2810 53rd St. S.
GULFPORT, 5019 #4 29TH AVE.-S. Upstairs.
2BR/1 BA, newer kitchen, hardwood floors,
coin laundry on site. $695/Mo. $400/Security
includes water. Pics on Craigs list. 727-742-
5140.

TOWN SHORES
Annual. Nottingham Bldg. 2BR/2BA 1250sqft.
End Unit, Magnificent Views. Brand new car-
pet, paint & tile. Available Furnished/Unfur-
nished. 678-222-8403.
3BR/1.5BA $900/MO.-Fresh paint, flooring.
3BR/2BA $975/Mo. Carport. Both with Wash-
er/Dryer hook-up. WALTON REALTY 727-458-
3613.
FIVE TOWNS BEAUTIFUL WATERVIEW-in
Popular 55+. Updated 2BR/2BA corner unit,
screened balcony, covered parking, 6 pools, 2
clubhouses, tennis, shuffle board. Planned ac-
tivities, dances, cards, bingo. Lovely grounds
to stroll. close to shopping, restaurants &
malls. $900/Mo. yearly. Available 3/1 727-347-
6030/727-656-8800.
CHATEAU TOWER CONDO- 4th Floor,
1BR/1.5BA, fully furnished clean and attrac-
tive. Balcony w/Beactiful view of Boca Ciega
Bay. Well Maintained Bldg w/Cable, All Ame-
nities. No Smoking/Pets, $800/mo. 1st/Last/
Security. Background check, Ass'n lease ap-
proval required. Available 2/15/11, 727-437-
1972, or 269-228-0588.


3 rX Rentals & Realty, Inc.

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

DIRECT GULFACCESS-Dock, Sunset Beach,
1 BR/1 BA, Walk Across Street to Beach. $695/
Mo. Annual. 727-367-5126 or 727-642-4287.
GULFPORT-Small Quiet Efficiency Apt.
Private Driveway, Alley Access. All Utilities
Included. Full Kitchen/Bath, $600/Mo. & Se-
curity. No Pets/Smoking, Single Person Only.
727-327-2772.
TENANT NOT PAYING - For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 727-822-2200.
FURNISHED CONDO- 2BR/2BA, Seasonal
$1200. Annual $1000. Clean! Nice View. Bay
Island Condos. 727-367-2098

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ST. PETE BEACH DUPLEX-1BR Apt. $695/
Mo. Also 2BR $795/Mo. (69th Ave./Sunset
Way) Ceramic Floors, Porch, Great Loca-
tion, Private Aloha Paradise. Steps to Beach,
Shops, Bus, Parking. 727-345-1367.
BEAUTIFUL TOWN SHORES 1BR/1BA-3rd
floor, 55+. 1yr. Lease. Newly Updated, Cov-
ered Parking. Move-in Ready, Marina View. All
Amenties. $700/Mo. 954-270-4882.
GULFPORT CLASSIC CAPE COD-Walk to
Restaurants & Beach. CH/A, W/D. D/W, Beau-
tifully Restored, Tile Floors & Countertops.
"Shady Oaks" (5039 29th Ave. S. Apt. A). $950/
Mo. Call 727-418-7272.
www.gulfport-florida-rentals.com
7401 5TH AVE. N.-1BR/1BA, $525/mo. Gi-
ant 1BR w/private balcony. $625/mo. Large
2BR/1 BAw/patio, $725/mo. Laundry, off-street
parking. Pets negotiable. 727-251-5546.
CLEAN AND NEAT-1 BR Apt. on Lake Mag-
giore. Nice Quiet Neighborhood on Cul-de-
Sac. Washer/Dryer. $650/Mo. Utilities Includ-
ed. No Dogs 727-637-4477.
2BR/1.5BA SPACIOUS-(1045sqft.) Town-
home Condo. South Pasadena. Heated, pool,
patio, lush common garden, freshly painted,
new carpet, front door parking $850/Mo. Credit
Check, Pay stubs. References. 804-379-0068.
ST. PETE APTS.-3820 7th Ave. N. 2BR/1BA
$725/Mo. 3BR/2BA $775/Mo. Plus Securities.
Both Large Units with CHA. Includes Water/
Trash. 727-481-0404.
1BR ST. PETE BEACH APT.-$650/Mo. plus
Security. 2 blocks to Beach, W/D on Premise
Small Pet ok. Available 2/5 727-481-0404.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-Furnished
1br/lba, mini kitchen. Utilities included. Close
to shops, beach & bus. $500/Mo. plus Security.
$450 First month. 727-345-1869.
1BR NEWLY RENOVATED-Apt. 1/2 Block
from Beach Blvd and 2 Blocks to Beach. 1-2
people. $550/Mo. 1st/last/security. Pet ok 727-
612-9446.
ST. PETE EFFICIENCIES-all Utilities Includ-
ed. Starting $150-$175 a week. Close to Bus
and Shopping 727-242-0998.

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2BR/1BA FURNISHED-Apt. on Beach Dr. S.
E. Downtown St. Pete. Looking for a clean,
quiet person. $700/mo. 727-623-9532. Call
Before 6p.m.
GULFPORT NEAR BEACH-1.5 miles to
Stetson. 1BR Apt, Tile, Newly Remodeled. No
Application Fee. 4926 29th Ave. S. 727-729-
0385 or 727-543-1789.
SOUTH PASADENA-Waterfront, Unfurnished,
55+, security, 2BR/2BA, 3 patios on pool,
ground floor, closed covered parking. $1200/
mo. First, last, security. 727-392-7392.
2BR/2BA CONDO-St. Pete. Pool, Clubhouse,
Freshly Painted $750/Mo. $500/Security. Chil-
dren & Cats Allowed. Parking Space. Call Ken
727-417-1462.
2537 GRANADA CIRCLE EAST- 2BR/1.5BA,
Garage, Family Room, Large Porch, On a
Large Private Lot in Lakewood Estates. $895/
Mo. 239-218-3177.
ART DISTRICT STUDIO APT.-Full Kitchen &
Bath. Carpet, W/G/P included. Lease, $525/
Mo. 727-381-9626.
1BR ST. PETE APT.-Includes Ig. storage and
off St. parking. Pet/Section8 Ok. 4162 1/2 3rd
Ave. S. $549/Mo. +Security. 818-368-0809.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT- Huge Studio.
Large living space. Big kitchen. Spacious
Walk-in closet. Clean, quiet. $525/mo. 727-
417-6915



2/2 unfurnished, glass enclosed Florida room
overlooking marina, clubhouse, pool. Walk to
beach, shopping. $900/mo Annual.
Purchase for $150,000
Call Pattie Hutchinson * C21 Coast To Coast
727-492-7366


SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCY-727-289-3588.
Need Part-Time Handyman, Possible Live-In.
SEASONAL RENTAL-In Gulfport. 2BR/1BA,
Furnished. Electric, Water & Cable Included.
Nice/Quiet. $200/Wkly. plus Deposit. No Pets/
Smoking 727-321-5146.


Annual Rentals Rate
Avalon #109, 1 bed, 1 bath, Standard, Furn. ...........................................................$850
Barclay #207, 1 bed, 1 bath, Standard, Furn. .........................................................$750
Diplomat #609, 1 bed, 1 bath Deluxe, Furn .........................................................$1000
Embassy #806, 1 bed, 1 bath, Deluxe, Unfurn .......................................................$950
Eton #109, 1 bed, 1 bath, Standard, Unfurn............................................................$800
Hampton #310, 1 bed, 1 bath, Deluxe, Unfurn .......................................................$850
Windsor #504, 2 bed, 2 bath, Deluxe, Unfurn ......................................................$1350
6 months (181 days) Rentals
Eton #312, 1 bed, 1 bath, Deluxe, Furn .................................................................$850
Jamison #310, 2 bed, 2 bath, Standard, Furn ........................................................$850


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4/2 & 3/1 HOUSE, 2/1 APT.- All Redone, Pris-
tine Condition. Gulfport/St. Pete Area, Sect. 8
OK. W/D Hookup. 727-565-5565.
APARTMENTS FOR RENT-St. Pete Studio
Apts. from $400/Mo., 1BR's from $500/Mo.,
2BR's from $600/Mo. Vouchers & Section 8
OK. 727-804-5596.
RENT/SALE-Spacious 3BR/2BA Condo,
Partly Furnished, Garage, Large Swimming
Pool. Gated, Park like Setting, Access to Boca
Ciega Bay. Rent $925/Mo. Sale $107,000 727-
343-1630.
ISLA DEL SOL- 2Br./2Ba. Fully furnished,
Assigned covered parking, Wide Open Wa-
terview of Boca Ciega Bay. Balcony overlooks
bay, pool & spa. Annual $1200. Seasonal
$1900. 727-347-0909 or 727-804-8546.
PASADENA COVE-2BR/2BA, 4th Floor, New
Appliances, Covered Parking, Heated Pool,
Clubhouse, all Amenities. $1000/Mo. Annual.
Happy Life Style! 727-527-7868.
KENWOOD 2520 1ST AVE. N.-Refurbished
1 BR Very Nice $525/Mo. 727-543-1789.
NORTH ST. PETE-Updated 1BR, On-Site
Laundry, Off-Street Parking. $525/Mo. $400
Security. 108 SW Lincoln Circle N. 727-688-
9799.
EXTRA CLEAN SPACIOUS-1BR/1BA Apt.
$575/Mo. C/H/A, W/S/G, Laundry. Small Quiet
Complex Centrally Located. Smokeless. Re-
served Parking 727-360-4054.
BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED-Bungalow @
5708 23rd Ave. S. 1100sf, CHA, W/D, 2/1 w/
office area. 727-418-7272. View @
www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com


ISLA DEL SOL-Vacation Rental.Club Bahia.
Fantastic Waterview, 2/2. Beautifully Fur-
nished. Fitness Center, Pool, Fishing Dock.
View Photos at
www.realtor.com MLS# 7446152
shellrealty@aol.com or Call 727-867-5536.
FURNISHED ROOM GULFPORTAREA- Bed,
TV, Book Case, W/D Access, Private Parking.
$120/Wk. $120/Deposit. Due 1st Week before
Move-In. 727-328-0731.
NEAR TYRONE AREA-1 Small Bedroom
and Bath, Private Entrance. Cable/Utilities In-
cluded. $350/Mo. plus Small Deposit. No Pets,
One Person. 727-345-4200.


GOURMET CHEF'S MANSION- Rent a wing!
$150/wk. Includes utilities & cable. Over 30
please. 727-459-6937.
PREFER LADY-to Rent Room in my Home.
Private Bath, Cable, Kitchen & Laundry Privi-
leges. Call 727-347-5280.
ROOMS AVAILABLE IN PRIVATE-Homes
from $400-$500 Monthly. Applications and
Criminal Background Checks Required. Con-
tact Home Share Pinellas 727-945-1528 www.
homeshareprogram.org
UPSTAIRS LARGE BDR'S - Share Kitchen &
Bath, Close to Bus & Shopping. Backyard Use.
727-434-0424.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $13 per
issue. Call 321-6965.
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WANTED: MOBILE HOME RENTAL-by An-
nual Snowbirds for March, non smokers, no
Pets, South Plnellas Area. References. 905-
827-3402.

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WORKING FOR YOU
Open Sunday 12-3pm. Town Shores Embassy
#107. Ground floor on the Open water. Cus-
tom kitchen, New flooring and HVA/C. 55+, Pet
Friendly and Priced to Sell at $137,900. Also
Available Five Towns University Bldg. #407
2BR/2BA, Balcony, W/D and Covered Parking,
Pet friendly, 55+ $79,900. Call Bill Sampson,
Jr. Baird Realty Group, 727-776-7280.


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DOUBLE WIDE WITH-2BR/1.5BA in St. Pete
Park. Newly Remodeled, New Appliances.
Sold Furnished (Including Dishes/Pots/Pans).
$10,500. 55+ Not Pets727-954-4340.
LARGE CLEAN 2BR/2BA/1CG-Near Shop-
ping, Library, Clubhouse & heat pool. Partially
furnished. 55+ $109,900. MAINLANDS BEST
Jenny Patton 727-510-6131.
TOWN SHORES ETON-Updated 2BR/2BA,
Covered Parking, Asking $105,000. Very Mo-
tivated! 384-4012. Come See and Make an
Offer!
CAUSEWAY VILLAGE-2BR/1.5BA, Carport,
Shed. New Air Conditioners and Water Heater.
Lot #543. $8000. Call for details 727-744-
2244.
TOWN SHORES BUCKINGHAM - 2BR/2BA,
magnificent view, balcony, updated bath-
rooms, beautiful floors, washer/dryer, covered
parking. No realtors. $222,000. 727-244-2268.
REDUCED! $69K
2BR/1BA Gulfport Home. Conveniently Lo-
cated, Newer Construction. Eat-in Kitchen,
Large Fenced Backyard. DAVIS SUNCOAST
REALTY 727-595-7592.
3BR/2BA HOUSE-for sale with separate
mother-in-law suite. 43rd St. S. Near Child's
Park. $28,000. 727-608-7201.
NORTH ST. PETE- New Condo, 55+,
2BR/2BA, Lakeview, Walk to Stores, Public
Transportation, 2nd Floor Elevators. $75,000.
727-579-7273.
3925 MAINLANDS BLVD.-2BR/2BA/1CG.
Close to clubhouse, heated pool & activities.
55+ $94,000. MAINLAND BEST Jenny Patton
727-510-6131.
2BR/2BA CONDO-1st Floor, eat-in kitchen,
sun room, appliances, move-in condition.
Furnished/Unfurnished. 55+, Pets permitted.
pools, clubhouse, tennis. Great location. Nice
Rental Property.



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CONDO FOR SALE-Beautiful 1BR. Brand
new flooring & bath. Tyrone area. $25,000.
Possible owner financing. WALTON REALTY
727458-3613.
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