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Title: Gabber
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Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
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this week..


Gulfport July 4
Schedule
see page 7

Gulfport July 4th
Parking and Trolley
see page 8

Summer One
Act Plays
see page 17

Area 4th Celebration
Information
see page 20

Beach Commission
Public Comment
see page 35

Gulfport Litter
Survey
see page 41

Eye on Crime
see page 42

A 4th of July Lesson
see page 52

Finding Food in
Early Florida
see page 55

Area Public
Pool Hours
see page 56

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By Melissa Lattmann
ST. PETE BEACH- Saying "yes" to clean energy and "no" to
offshore oil drilling, people joined hands Saturday on the St.
Pete Beach shoreline. The first "hands across the sand" was
February 13, 2010 when about 10,000 Floridians joined hands at
more than 90 beaches to protest efforts by the state legislature
and congress to lift the ban on off shore drilling in Florida.

Budget Strategies- Higher Taxes,
Money From Marina,
and Parking Meters
GULFPORT -Last Thursday afternoon Gulfport city
council met to discuss the city's budget for the coming
year. Although the city manager Jim O'Reilly has not
yet prepared a draft of the budget, the purpose of the
workshop was to discuss council's ideas for balancing the
budget as well as their thoughts on the city manager's
suggestions.
"What we're initially looking at is mitigation strategies
to address the $1.6M in revenue shortfall," O'Reilly told
council. City staff suggested methods to "whittle that
number down" to $500,000.
The city manager previously brought budget-trimming
suggestions to the council. At this workshop he presented
some strategies and also suggested a slight increase in
property taxes.
See Budget, page 37

Gabber Office Will Be Closed
Wednesday, July 6 through July 8.
The Gabber will be closed part of next week for computer
upgrades. All ads must be in by Tuesday, July 5, for the July
7 issue.
The Gabber apologizes for the inconvenience.


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Hands Across the Sand


Gulfport Resident
Complains to State
About Art Cruise
A citizen inquiry spurred the
decision that could halt the
popular ArtWalk Cruise
By Cathy Salustri
"Shut them down...please make
them pay, and I mean pay a lot." -
Lee Stapella, in a letter to the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) dated June 17 of
this year.
Last year the Gulfport Merchants
Association teamed up with a local
charter boat company to offer a
monthly ArtCruise during the First
Friday Art Walk. While the boat
sold out on many nights, at least one
person took issue with its
See Art Cruise, page 51

It's Over: Beach
Redevelopment
Passes 5-0
ST. PETE BEACH - After years
of debate, threats of litigation and
actual litigation, the city passed its
community redevelopment ordinance
with no public comment and no
discussion, beyond discussion of why
there were no audience comments.
The city readopted its land use
redevelopment plan, once subject to
voter approval but no longer. State
law changed June 2, allowing the
city to pass this plan without the
previously-required voter approval.
Attorneys andinterestedparties met
to discuss the plan multiple times. In
fall 2008, resident Dr. William Pyle
challenged the city's land use plan,
saying it did not comply with current
law. Local agencies said it did,
the voters approved it, and Bruce
Kadoura and Dr. Pyle both brought
different legal actions against the
city. These sorts of interactions
continued until the city no longer
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City Hall - Beaches
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Azalea, Grand Central District,
Northwest St. Petersburg, Tyrone,
Kenwood, Central Oak Park,
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Tierra Verde, St. Pete Beach,
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Display Advertising Tuesday - 5 pm
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The views and opinions expressed in this publication are not
necessarily those of the Publishers, advertisers or employees
of the Gabber.
The Gabber is not liable for any errors in advertising beyond
the cost of the first printing of any advertisement.
Contents of this publication may not be reproduced or copied
without premission of the Publishers. Copyright 2011


Runoffs Will Continue
ST. PETE BEACH - In a reversal of
opinion, the city commission voted
unanimously to allow runoff elections
to continue.
The commission discussed
eliminating polling places as well as
alternate means of reducing election
expenses. Ullim.il.-ly, they left the
system unchanged.
Under current law, if more than
two candidates run for one position
and none of them receives more than
half of the votes, the city will have a
runoff election.

Exposed Sewer Pipe
In Boca Ciega Bay
ST. PETE BEACH - During routine
testing of the city's sanitary sewer
system, the city's consultant, Cardno
TBE, found a length of exposed sewer
pipe in Boca Ciega Bay.
"Every single drop of the city's
wastewater flows through that pipe.
If it breaks, it's a total crisis," Public
Services Director Steve Hallock told
the commission.


The 18" pipe runs across Boca Ciega
Bay from the master pump station on
Boca Ciega Drive and connects with
the 24" iron pipe at the Treasure
Island Causeway. Divers found 63 feet
of exposed pipe adjacent to pilings by
the sea wall running along Boca Ciega
Drive. Hallock said that an anchor
dragging across the pipe could cause
"issues."
The city used a "smart ball" to test
the line. As the ball travels through
the pipe, it collects data. The city
tested the pipe and found no leaks and
no gas pockets. Workers used a device
called a "pig" (a set of polyurethane
tubes) to clear grease, sand, and
deposits from the pipe walls.
Testing results indicate that the pipe
has at least 10 years of life left.
Hallock said the city does have a
blockage underneath 79th Avenue; he
wants to dig up the area to determine
the issue.
The city has placed a warning sign
along the exposed pipe, warning
boaters.
Hallock recommended covering the
exposed pipe and removing pilings
next to the exposed pipe.
The project came in under budget.


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ST. PETE BEACH - The city commission asked
District Two Commissioner Jim Parent to
continue to serve on the Florida League of Cities.
Commissioner Parent served last year in former
mayor Mike Finnerty's stead; the commission asked
Commissioner Parent if he wished to continue to
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* Smokin' J's BBQ * Stella's Deli

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Dock Law Changes
ST. PETE BEACH - Many docks in
the city don't comply with current
law. The city passed an ordinance
that would allow dock owners to
replace such docks as long as they
don't change its configuration. These
dock owners will not have to get an
approved variance.

Changes to Historic
Preservation Board
ST. PETE BEACH - The city
approved changes to its Historic
Preservation Committee. Under the
changes, the board will be allowed
to conduct business with three
members present instead of four.
The commission also voted to change
term limits for the chair and vice
chair from three years to five.
The committee brought these issues
forward because recent elections
landed Melinda Fletcher as the board
chair again, but she has already
reached her three-year term limit,
Commissioner Garnett explained.
By changing the term limit to five
years (elections put people in the
position for one-year terms; the laws
currently place a three-year limit on
how long one person may serve as
chair) Ms. Fletcher may continue to
serve as chair.
The commission voted 3-2, with
Commissioners Al Halpern (District
One) and Marvin Shavlan (District
Three) casting the dissenting votes.
"It's nothing against Melinda,"
Commissioner Shavlan said.




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St. Pete Pride Parade
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ST. PETERSBURG-
Central Avenue was
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Floats, performers
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Congratulations and thank for your
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$36 Added to Tax Bill
ST. PETE BEACH - St. Pete Beach
residents will once again pay a $36
stormwater fee on their annual
tax rolls. The city uses this money
to establish a a stormwater fund.
Money from the fund will help the city
meet national pollution and runoff
requirements and also maintain the
stormwater system.
"All the money... is used for
stormwater and nothing else," the
city's public service director Steve
Hallock said. By having a fund
dedicated to stormwater and nothing
else, the city can apply for and receive
certain grants.
The city will earn $278,000 from the
fee.


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TREASURE ISLAND- On Sunday,
June 26, 2011, at approximately
1:25 p.m. Treasure Island Police
Officers responded to a Bay Plaza
residence (located in the Sunset
Beach neighborhood) for a missing
68 year-old woman reported to be in
the advanced stage of Alzheimer's
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the woman was located by a resident
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pools, outside storage buildings etc.
for the person who is missing.
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the woman was located safe and
unharmed and was returned home
within (exactly) one hour from
when Police were first notified. The
missing woman's name and exact
address have been withheld in order
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West Coast Orchid
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The Florida West Coast Orchid
Society will hold its monthly meeting
on the second Thursday of the month,
July 14th, with an educational class
by Scott Hadley on "Natural Pest
and Disease Control". The featured
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Volunteers Needed
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The Salvation Army of St.
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day for the noon and evening meals.
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321-0563


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SUNDAY SERVICES
Summer Service Schedule Begins Sunday 9am
Wednesday Healing Eucharist 12 pm
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Pasadena Community Church has
three stores at one location (Pasa-
dena Avenue and Second Avenue S.)
featuring clothing, household items,
gifts, children's clothes and furni-
ture. Thrift and boutique are open
from 9-12 Wednesday and Satur-
day. Gift store is open from 10-2 on
Wednesday only.

Volunteer Nurses
Needed at Free Clinic
ST. PETERSBURG- Are you
enthusiastic, friendly and optimistic?
Do you have a couple hours a week
or a month to volunteer in a warm
and friendly environment with a
great team? St. Petersburg Free
Clinic offers free medical care to
the medically underserved adult
population and we need volunteer
RNs and LPNs to assist our volunteer
physicians and staff ARNP. All you
need is a giving heart and a current
license. Please be that listening ear
and helping hand to someone in need.
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that you have made a difference!
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welcoming, inclusive, small congregation.


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


First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport
www.gulfportumc.org
28thAv'e. S. & 531-d St


321-3620
Sunday Mornings
Childcare Available
Sunday
Sunday School 9:15a
Traditional Serv. 10:30a
Wednesday evening
SSupper and Bible Study
will resume in the Fall.


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Join us next Sunday!


9:00 am
10:05 am
11:00 am


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Sunday School for all ages
Traditional Service


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ST. PETE BEACH- The 5th Annual
Independence Day Children's Bike
Parade starts at 8:30 a.m. from the
Gulf Beaches Historical Museum.
The museum on 10th Avenue in
Pass-A-Grille will open July 4th at 8
a.m. The parade route starts at the
museum; heads east on 10th Avenue;
goes south on Pass-A-Grille Way;
west on historic 8th Avenue, north
on Gulf Way, and returns to the
museum on 10th Avenue.
Following the parade the museum
will host face painting, patriotic
tattoos, refreshments, rain barrel
painting, a scavenger hunt and a
prize drawing benefiting Support
Our Troops.

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


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a cool afternoon that started
and ended with ice cream at
I.,. the senior center. Klondike
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V part of the summer fun at the
ice cream social and carnival
on June 22.

Lou "Sarge" (Marie Louise Love)
at Wednesday's ice cream
social at the senior center.








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Gulfport's First
Friday Art Walk
Come out to Gulfport's First Friday
Art Walk on July 1st from 6-10 p.m.
Observe and purchase from the
talented artists at work all along
Beach & Shore Boulevards and
enjoy the work of over 50 artists
and crafters, as well as authors
and entertainers stretched over a
half-mile up and down scenic Beach
Boulevard. Live entertainers will be
appearing at venues throughout the
Village. The Industrial Art Center
continues to offer "Blow Your Own
Glass Masterpiece" mini classes by
master glass blower Jackie Ballard
and the IAC team. Visitors can view
the stars through St. Pete Astronomy
Club's state of the art telescopes,
weather permitting, every first
Friday. While shopping the artist
and crafters booths, don't miss
Gulfport's unique shops, boutiques
and galleries. Enjoy dinner at one of
over a dozen fine restaurants within
the Art District, now one of the
foremost dining destinations in the
Bay Area.
Gulfport Art Walk takes place on
the First Friday and Third Saturday
of every month, year-round. Parking
and admission is always free and
free trolley rides are available from
off-site parking areas. Pet and family
friendly! Experience a new dining,
shopping and cultural experience
unlike any other. Once you discover
Gulfport's Waterfront Art District,
Tampa Bay's "best kept secret", you'll
want to come back for more.
For information on the Gulfport
Merchants Association and Gulfport
events, please visit www. GulfportMA.
com. The Gulfport Art Walk and
event recorded information line is
866-ART-WALK. Artists and Crafters
interested in participating can find
more information and download an
application at www.SIKPromotions.
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Military Bowl Free
All current and past military can
bowl free with their ID on Monday,
July 4th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Courtesy of Ten Pin Lanes, 1453
Pasadena Ave. S. Call 727-381-1010.

IAC to Announce
Scholarship Winners
Winners of two $200 scholarships to
the Industrial Arts Center's Reality
Glass Blowing Boot Camp will be
announced at Art Walk Friday. To
enter, students age 8-17 should write
a 75-word essay explaining why they
would like to learn glass blowing.
Entries should be sent via email
to info@industrialartscenter.org.
Winners will be announced July 1 at
the Gulfport Art Walk.
Reality Glass Blowing Boot Camp is
a series of workshops where kids will
explore every job and aspect of a real
glass blowing hot shop. Campers will
make solid and blown glass projects
with IAC instructors Elise and Caity
Pautler.
Glass Blowing boot camps are
scheduled July 11-15, 9 a.m. to
1 p.m., and August 8-12, 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. Each session is limited to
eight campers ages 8 to 17. Tuition is
$250 for IAC members and $275 non-
members.
For more information or to register
call 727-289-9365 or visit online
www.IndustrialArtsCenter.org. The
Industrial Arts Center is located at
2902-A Beach Blvd. S. in the Gulfport
Art Village Courtyard.


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Gulfport Community Players

Summer One Acts

The Ten Minute Mystery Contest
What The Heart Remembers
The Trouble With Daycare
Your Turn To Watch Dad
Bath Time Is Fun Time


Raised by Puppets

The Dinner Guest
The Prodigal Cow
The Grim Reaper


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July 7th -July 17th

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Tolle. Class will be held on Saturdays,
10 a.m. to 12 noon, July 9-August 27.
To register, call 727-623-9532 before
7 p.m. Must register by July 8th.

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of July holiday weekend with the
Tow to Go program that has safely
removed more than 13,900 drunk
drivers off the roads since it started
in 1998. Anyone can call for a 'Tow
to Go' ride Friday, July 1st through
Tuesday, July 5th.
Tow to Go provides a confidential
ride home and tow, free of charge, to
anyone who may have had too much
to drink and needs a ride from a bar
or restaurant by simply calling 1-800-
AAA-HELP. Services are now offered
throughout all of Florida, Georgia,
and West and Middle Tennessee.
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I think it's too dangerous. People
would try to pass them and perhaps
hit them."


David Ochoa, Gulfport: "Yes.
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them and slow down. You slow
down for bicycles; you slow down for
pedestrians. If you get caught behind
a golf cart, how much time does it
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due to traffic. I know with scooters,
as it is, they have a maximum of 40
miles per hour. Golf carts, I think,
have less than that. Unless possibly
they weren't allowed during rush
hour."


Richard Blank, Gulfport: "They'd
have to be street-worthy: they'd got
to have license plates, windshields,
be insured - then sure. The safety
thing is a factor."



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Your Guide to the Fourth
Where to find fireworks, places to park, and tips and advice
Gulfport
Where: Williams Pier, at the intersection of 54th Street and Shore Boulevard South
When: 9 p.m. - Activities all day.
Parking: Don't even try to park downtown - the Gulfport Trolley will run from 4 - 11. Trolley
stops include the recreation center (5730 Shore Boulevard), the library (5501 28th Avenue
South), the senior center and theater (5501 27th Avenue South), Hoyt Field (2306 56th
Street South), Chase Park (54th Street South and 28th Avenue South), Ted Phillips Wood Ibis
Park (58th Street South and 28th Avenue South). If you see the trolley, flag down the driver.
Closures/Alterations: Due to daylong festivities, starting at 6 a.m. Gulfport will close Beach
Boulevard between 31st Avenue and Shore Boulevard as well as Shore Boulevard between
54th Street South and 56th Street South. From 5:45 p.m. until 7 p.m. the city will also close
54th Street South south of Essex Avenue and Beach Boulevard between 28th Avenue South
and 31st Avenue South. The city will close Williams Pier at 7 a.m. Friday morning and reopen
it at noon on July 5. The city will also place perimeter buoys 900 feet from the pier.
From 7 a.m. until 11 p.m., boaters will not have use of the Casino's dinghy dock. The trol-
ley will make two runs from the downtown area to the marina at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; at 9:45
the trolley will make a return trip to the marina.
Tips: You can see the fireworks from the beach but also from behind the Recreation Center,
Veteran's Park, and in a boat along the waterfront.
More Information: 893-1118
St. Pete Beach
Where: Upham Beach
When: Dusk
Parking: Free after 8 p.m. in the Upham Beach lot; overflow parking on Corey Avenue, City
Hall (155 Corey Avenue) and the city's recreation center (7701 Boca Ciega Drive)
Closures/Alterations: There will be a safety zone around the fireworks set up, so some beach
accesses on Upham could be limited.
Tips: You'll have a great view of the fireworks further south on the beach (with fewer
crowds), but resist the temptation to park in shopping center lots - many of these lots have
tow truck drivers waiting around back.
More Information: 367-2735
St. Petersburg
Where: The Pier (800 2nd Avenue Northeast)
When: 9 p.m., with a weather window between 8:30 and 10 p.m.
Parking: Pier lots - $5, Al Lang and BayWalk - $10.
South Core Garage (101 1st Avenue South) - $5, Temporary bicycle racks in four areas
between The Pier and Vinoy Park; look for the blue bicycle flags to find the locations.
Closures/Alterations: Bayshore Drive from Second to Fifth Avenues North, starting at 6 p.m.
Sunday. Local traffic only along Fifth Avenue North east of Beach Drive through the inter-
section of Seventh Avenue North and Bayshore Drive. Following the fireworks, the city will
close southbound First Street at Central Avenue for one hour to allow South Core parkers to
exit the garage safely.
Tips: The St. Pete Trolley (StPeteTrolley.com) will offer service for those who want to avoid
post-fireworks traffic.
More Information: 892-5974
Treasure Island
Where: The beach at 104th and Gulf Boulevard, behind the Bilmar Beach Resort.
When: 9 p.m.
Parking: Beach parking is $10 per day; parking entrance at 112th Avenue and Gulf Boule-
vard. Community Center lawn for $5
Community Center lot for $4 The Treasure Island Community Center is located at 106th
Avenue & Gulf Boulevard, behind Walgreen's.
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Tips: The fireworks are the culmination of a three-day beach celebration, and the city will
have free concerts on the sand all afternoon, so come early for a good seat.
More Information: 547-4575 extension 237


The "Road Rally" Team
Arrives July 4th
Jim and Bonnie Parr are the "Fun
Finders" and one of five teams
competing for the Rand McNally/USA
Today "Best of the Road" Rally and a
$10,000 prize. You can help them win
by following their trek and keep up
with their Twitter postings at http://
twitter.com/#!/theparrclowns. You
can also follow them on facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-
Fun-Finders/222593921092368.
Jim and Bonnie are professional
clowns who met at a dance. They are
sure to be impressed by the Gulfport
Casino Ballroom, a restored 1920s
dancehall complete with waterfront
views.
The "Fun Finders" are expected to
be in Gulfport on July 4 to take in the
day long festivities after traveling
to West Virginia, then Minnesota.
Gulfport's July 4 kicks off at 8 a.m.
with a kid's fishing derby at 10 a.m.
a sand sculpture contest; and auto
show. From 4-10 p.m. arts and
crafts vendors will line Beach Blvd.
The hometown parade kicks off at 6
with the "Fun Finders" in the SAAB
and then capped off with spectacular
fireworks.
There are 15 restaurants providing
the public from June 23-July 23 with
Gulfport "Best of the Road" Sampler
plates with a contest sponsored by
Local Shops 1 and G! Magazine for
those who complete all the sampler
plates on offer. Parking is free and
the Gulfport Trolley will circle the
outer parking perimeter.
If you would like to know more about
the FunFinder team go to http://www.
bestoftheroad.com/team. Come join
the party on July 4 when they arrive
and enjoy a month of sampling some
of the best from the best of Gulfport
restaurants.
You can also get up to the date
event info Facebook at "Gulfport's
Best of the Road Food Rally." For
more information, contact Lori
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ORLANDO- A trio of students from
Stetson University College of Law
won the top three awards at the 2011
Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court
Competition in Orlando on June 23.
Stetson's moot court team of Chad
Burgess, Brooke Geiger and Jason
Lambert won the competition and
the Best Brief award. Lambert
won the Best Final Round Oralist
award. The annual event is held in
conjunction with The Florida Bar
convention.
Stetson alumnus Larry Miccolis and
Moot Court Advisor Professor Brooke
Bowman coached the winning team.
"The final round of the competition
was judged by jurists on Florida's
Supreme Court. This is the second
year in a row that Stetson has swept
the competition. This is a strong
start to our competition season,"
said Bowman.

Anime Afternoons
at the Library
The Gulfport Public Library Teen
Summer Reading program will have
Anime Afternoons on Fridays from 2
to 4 p.m.through August 12. Teens
12 and up can watch anime and read
manga. Anime is animation that
derives from Japan. It is also called
Manga which is book form. Light
snacks and prizes will be given
during this summer program. Visit
the Gulfport Public Library at 5501
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Gulfport 4th of July- Forty years ago
By Gulfport historian, Lynne Brown
The first time Gulfport citizens saw fireworks on the
Fourth of July was just over 40 years ago, in 1971. The
publisher of the three-year old Gulfport Gabber, George
Brann, led the community effort. He formed a commit-
tee, Gulfport Festivals, and began fundraising, taking in
more than $2500, which was enough to cover expenses
for the celebration.
The next year, 1971, events surrounding the Fourth
were expanded to include the Aquamaniacs water show,
a beauty pageant, a sidewalk art show, a golf tourna-
ment, a shuffleboard club "Turkey Shoot," sports con-
tests and sail and power boat races. Music was provided
by the Boca Ciega High School band and the Holy Name
Drum Corps. The Civil Air Patrol did a fish fry, and the
Gulfport Chapter of the American Red Cross provided
clowns.
Exhibits at the Community Center (now the Rec
Center) were sponsored by the Police and Fire Depart-
ments, the Civil Air Patrol, the Bird and Garden Club,
Florida National Guard, the Woman's Club of Gulfport,
the American Red Cross, and the Home Demonstration
Group. The Boca Ciega Yacht Club and the library held
open houses.
Kids participated in swimming races, basketball, ar-
chery contests, three-legged races, wheel barrow races, a
tug-of-war and egg throwing, and the older teens had a
dance at the Community Center while the adults partied
at the Casino.
The Gabber printed a 20-page program, the type hand
set by a Gulfport volunteer. It was filled with ads for
such businesses as the Beachway Mobile Park for Adults
at 7th Avenue and 54th Street, Bud Doerrer's Mariner's
Cove boating supplies at 5018 31st Avenue, and Town
Shores, "the Suncoast's Newest Waterfront," offering
one-bedroom apartments from $14,495 and two bed-
rooms from $16,995.
Bay Machine Shop (welding and blacksmith work)
was still functioning at 1801 49th Street, the site of
the Neighborhood Center today. Also on 49th Street
were Rocco's Florist, Dillinger's TV, Mr. Swiss Chicken
Snacks, Goody's Goodies, Little and Son Plumbing, and
Winn Dixie. Caldwell Real Estate, a funeral chapel


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and a hardware store occupied their familiar locations
on Gulfport Boulevard, joined by the Comet Laundry, a
barber shop, and a pet groomer.
A quart of "deluxe" bourbon was $4.99 at Gulfport's
package store, 3126 Beach Boulevard, or you could visit
the Cheshire Cat at 4918 Gulfport Boulevard, no cover
and no minimum. The Casino restaurant was open
seven days a week "for people who want the best," which
included jumbo shrimp or scallops for $1.50 a plate.
Other Beach Boulevard businesses included Wakeley
Electric at 3131, Gulfport Florist at 3129, and Ed "Bud"
Markham's and Catherine Hickman's real estate offices
at 3134 and 3006.
Eighteen holes of golf at the Pasadena Club cost $3 af-
ter 3 p.m. and cable TV installation was exactly 4 cents
from the TelePrompTer Company. Some things change
and some things don't; the speaker of the day was Con-
gressman C.W. "Bill" Young.


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Changes to Land
Development Code
ST. PETE BEACH - Owners
must now get a "certificate of
appropriateness" before they may
tear down any building that the city
has identified as historic. The Historic
Preservation Board will review the
plans to demolish the building and
provide alternatives to demolition.
The Ordinance passed unanimously
and without any public comment.

Table Tennis
Tournament
An exciting Table Tennis
Tournament will be held at the St.
Pete Beach Community Center on
Saturday, July 9th. This will be a
Sandpaper Racket Tournament and
players of all skill levels are invited
to compete. For more information
please go to www.sunrisetabletennis.
com or call 727-323-3519.

Chamber Partners
with Post 125 for
Troop Supplies
The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
has partnered with American Legion
Auxiliary, Post 125 to collect toiletries
and sundries for our troops overseas.
With this season upon us to remember
and celebrate our freedom, it is only
fitting that these men and women
are remembered, and should not go
without the basic needs to make a
difficult deployment more bearable.
A list of items asked for by these
service people can be had at the
Chamber office, 4926 Gulfport Blvd.,
or call 727-344-3711 for a list. Items
can be also dropped off at Post 125,
6440 5th Ave. S. in St. Petersburg.

Summer Reading
for Grown-Ups
By Melissa Lattman
ST. PETE BEACH- Summer reading
is not just for children and teens.
Adults can join the fun at the St. Pete
Beach Public Library through August
22. For every book read, fill in a book
review form and be entered for prize
drawings. This year's theme, Novel
Destinations, involves traveling
through books.
Would you rather talk about books?
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The adult book discussion group is
traveling through the pages with
upcoming selections: The Maltese
Falcon on July 19 and A Tale of Two
Cities on August 16. The group meets
the third Tuesday of each month at
10:30 a.m.
Would you rather travel through
film? Films from the adult book
discussions are The Maltese Falcon
on July 26 and A Tale of Two Cities
on August 23. Or travel to Cuba
through the film Havana on July 18.
Would you rather write than
read? Enter the monthly travel-


themed essay contest sponsored by
the Friends of the St. Pete Beach
Public Library. July's theme is Mlly
Best Armchair Trip, Taken Through
Reading a Book." For August it's 1nly
Ultimate Dream Trip." Entries should
be 300 words and will be judged on
originality, adherence to the contest
theme, vocabulary and style.
For a complete list of county
library's participating in the Novel
Destinations program go to: http://
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Clearing Up Humane
Confusion
One of the most rewarding things
a person can do is go down to the
local animal shelter and adopt a
homeless dog or cat. Local shelters,
local humane societies and local
societies for the prevention of cruelty
to animals (SPCAs) are notoriously
understaffed, underfunded and
overpopulated with animals just
waiting for a good home. Emphasis
on local.
The behemoth Humane Society of
the United States serves a role in
the nation's ongoing animal-welfare
campaign, and it is certainly no bit
player. ButtheHSUSdoesn'toperate a
single animal shelter. Not one.
This very wealthy nonprofit works
on a national stage, and while its
concerns boil down to "animal welfare"
at heart, its projects are largely


legislative and investigative. The
HSUS funnels much of its impressive
operating capital into legislative
campaigns to pass laws that protect
animals and investigations into
animal cruelty.
Its more hands-on operations are
its horse sanctuaries and wildlife
rehabilitation centers, as well as the
essential work it does in manning
emergency shelters in disaster
areas and providing veterinary
services in remote areas.
In case you're wondering, the
American Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has
much more in common with the HSUS
than with your local shelter. In the
ASPCA's own words: "While we
do not have a formal affiliation with
local SPCAs throughout the country,
we assist SPCAs, humane societies
and local shelters around the country
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anti-cruelty and disaster response
efforts on a national scale."
But the ASPCA differs from the
HSUS in one way: It operates an
animal shelter in New York City.
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All of these organizations do good
work. But they do very different kinds
of work. Knowing the difference is
important, especially if you happen
to be one of those people who feels
the real reward comes from the act of
adopting a homeless dog or cat from
a shelter.
The work our local shelters, local
humane societies and local SPCAs
do is invaluable. It's hard work
-- physically, psychologically and
emotionally. It's necessary work.
And it's work that makes a tangible
difference every day, for people and
animals in every city and every town
across the country.
The HSUS and the ASPCA are
longstanding national animal-
welfare organizations. And we
should pay close attention to them,
as we should any wealthy and
influential nonprofit. But to do so at
the expense of our local shelters is
like voting for president but skipping
the mayoral race. Those closest to us
really do have the greatest and most
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Senior Center Snack Bar
Open 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.,
Mon. thru Fri.
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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Meet Bullwinkle, a handsome 2-year-old male Great Dane
mix. He is a happy boy who does well with other dogs his
size. Bullwinkle walks nicely on a leash and knows basic
commands. Due to his size he would do best in a home without
small children. For more information about Bullwinkle or
additional adoptable dogs, visit Pet Pal Animal Shelter at
405 22nd St. S. in St. Petersburg, call 727-328-7738 or visit
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Save Our Strays
Please consider giving Ginger a home. Ginger, a wonderful
orange feline, is about a year and a half old and lives with
foster mom Marcie. Ginger is a sweet cat and also a bit shy.
She may take 3 to 4 weeks to adjust to a new home so she
needs a patient person to adopt her. She'll be well worth the
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toitloroscope Guide


By Holiday Mathis
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Don't
obsess over what another person
thinks about you. It's best to assume
he or she isn't thinking about you at
all. That will allow you to relax into
the moment and act naturally and
with confidence.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If you ignore
a part of you for too long, eventually
it will find a way to make you take
notice. For instance, pushing yourself
to work all the time in spite of
exhaustion may lead you to get a cold
so that you are forced to relax and
take a personal day. You could avoid
the cold, though, by resting when
needed.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). This
week's experiences will teach you
not to think in hyperbole. It can
be dangerous to exaggerate your
feelings, especially the negative ones.
When part of you is feeling sad, the
rest of you does not have to follow
suit. From a reflective place, you can
keep everything in perspective and
choose happiness.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). This week
brings events you've been looking
forward to for a long time. You'll feel
ready to take full advantage of each
and every opportunity. You plunge
into the future wholeheartedly,
never turning back. The earth signs
are your allies -- that's Taurus,
Virgo and Capricorn. They'll help
you hit the ground running!
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Just
because two people are together for
a long time doesn't mean they like
their relationship. Ditto for those
who've been in the same job for many
years. Make no assumptions. Treat
each person as an individual with
hopes and dreams. You'll resolve
not to settle for a mediocre situation
when you could be thriving.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
It's fun to visit a new world that is
closely related to yours but not at all
the same. This week someone opens


up to you and feels so comfortable
and accepted around you that he or
she will give you access to a world
you didn't know existed. The best
part is, you can return whenever you
want.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
You have feelings that you don't
act on, sometimes several times a
day. Your maturity allows you to
separate yourself from your emotions
so you can listen and understand
them without becoming them. The
midweek brings stronger currents of
feeling than usual, so the ability to
detach will come in handy.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
Anger does have a positive side. It's
an affirmation of your emotional
involvement. You get angry only
because you care so much. You will
use the positive side of anger to
create change.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Many
people stay in a situation they
don't like because, as bad as it is,
the problems involved are already
known. You're brave this week, and
you'll break free of tired situations,
opting to explore the unknown
instead. Because of your courage, you
will live in a way that few people ever
get to experience.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You
don't have to do anything to connect
with the natural rhythms of life. You
already live within them. You can feel
it this week, as there will be several
instances in which you realize you
don't have to mold yourself to your
surroundings. More often, life seems
to rush to accommodate you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You
do feel tired and defeated from time
to time, but you always get over it
quickly. Part of what helps is that
you know others are counting on
you. For as long as you're alive, hope
and possibility will also be alive.
Loved ones depend on you for these
qualities and also for the compassion
you bring at every turn.


GEMINI (INl.y 21-June 21). There
are specific thoughts and habits that
will help you achieve the level of
success and fulfillment you so want
and deserve. You already sense what
they are, and some reinforcement
from a mentor or friend will seal the
deal. Decide what your new pattern
will be, and you'll start to create it
this week.
This Week's Birthdays: You will
plot and plan your own interests and
the interests of others. With a tight
team of mutually supportive people,
you'll build a brighter future. In
September, you will get the personal
validation you once craved. An
upgrade on the domestic front will
be expensive but worth it in the end.
Professional progress happens with a
lucky break in October. Relationships
deepen because of the remarkable
intelligence and perception you bring
to them. You'll give a performance in
November.


Music at Gulfport
Beach Pavilion
As of Monday, June 20th, the
Beach Pavilion #6 will be closed
for repair. Keep watching this
space for further news. Any ques-
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for Art Exhibit
Gulfport Arts Center, a City of
Imagination project, is proud to
announce the Opening Reception for
photographer Chris Wilson's exhibit
"Unexpected Road" at the Catherine
Hickman Theater gallery space on
Saturday, July 2 at 5 p.m. Originally
from St. Petersburg, Chris returned
this year from Los Angeles where
he worked as a feature Director of
Photography, a Television Director,
and Executive Produced the hit
show "Pitchmen" for the Discovery
Channel.
The exhibit features a selection of
works culled from almost 10,000
images he captured during his decade
in California. The exhibit remains
in the gallery through Friday, July
29th. The Hickman Theater is located
at 5501 27th Ave. So. Visit www.
cityofimagination.info or contact
Jessica Sager 727-686-2564.

It's not your Mother's
Square Dancing
The Suncoast Squares is offering
"Open Lesson Nights" for beginners
on the first three Tuesdays in July
(the 5th, 12th, and 19th) at King of
Peace MCC Church at 3150 Fifth
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Use
the back door entrance to their
recreational hall.
Round Dancing will be from 6-:30-
7:30 p.m. and Square Dancing from
7:30-10 p.m. The cost is just a $2.50
donation per person each week for
Round Dancing and $5 per person
each week for Square Dancing.
No experience is necessary for any
of these nights and singles or couples
are welcome. Dress is casual but be
sure to wear comfortable shoes.
They meet at the church every
Tuesday and the third Sunday of
every month throughout the year
to dance what they consider to be
contemporary square dancing with
style and flair; not the "old style"
square dancing that typically comes
to mind when one hears "square
dancing". Call 727-599-1440.

Arts & Crafts Mondays
The Garden Club of St. Petersburg,
at the corner of Park Street and
5th Ave. S. offers a series of Arts &
Gabber June 30 - July 6, 2011


Crafts Mondays for members and
the general public. Each class is
from 10-12 at the club building with
supply fees of $3.50 for members and
$4.50 for non-members. "Talent is
not a requirement, but enthusiasm
is" says director, Susan Cooper. She
encourages participants to have
scissors, pencils and a couple of
small paint brushes but will share
their supplies as well.
The schedule for the summer is:
S7/4 Holiday-closed
S7/11 Turning your old and broken
jewelry into something new


* 7/18 Bowling Ball Ladybug or
Hard Hat Turtle-art for your garden.
They are still looking for hats and old
bowling balls
* 7/25 Painting Wine Glasses or
making Wonderful Glass Magnets-
your choice!
Join them for a fun opportunity to
learn a new skill and enjoy some good
company. Supplies they are looking
for this summer are embroidery
thread, yarn, buttons, paintbrushes,
beads, scissors and tin snips, and
stickers that do not have to be rubbed
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City Departments, Leisure services,
Rec. Center.
ACTIVITIES
Open Gym- Tues., 6-9 p.m. Annual
reg. $2 res./$6 non-resident
PROGRAMS
TEEN NIGHT - Teens, age's middle
school to 17. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9
p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$4 non-res.

2011 SUMMER PROGRAM- Ongo-
ing Resident Registration continues
from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. for the 2011 Sum-
mer Recreation Program for children
who have completed Kindergarten
thru age 14. Proof of residency is re-
quired for registration. Hours of reg-
istration for Mi i 1.,l.i-Fi-ii.i i are from
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. You can pick up
your packet at the Rec. Center or
log on to HYPERLINK "http://www.
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and follow the links to City Depart-
ments, Leisure Services, Rec Center.
For more information call 893-1068.


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

CLASSES - Call instructor for
more information.
* Body Sculpt - Call Billie at 239-313-
0876.
* Cardio Kickboxing - Call Billie at
239-313-0876.
* Fencing - Wed., 5:30 p.m. Call Jim
Campoli at 813-855-3112.
* Energy Dance - Call Livia at 727-
501-6915.
* Gymnastics-Call Barbara at 804-
9400.
* Karate - Mon. & Thurs., 6:30 p.m.
Call Diane at 459-1399.
* Tai Chi -MOVED TO SCOUT HALL.
Tues. & Thurs., 9-10:15 a.m. Call
Marge at 345-6708.
* Tennis - Tues., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Call
Jack at 280-4276.
* Watercolor with Patsi -Returns in
the fall. Call Patsi at 501-3559.
* Yoga in the A. M. - MOVES TO
THE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER on
Wed., 6/29 from 9-10 a.m. Call Valerie


at 557-4258.
* Yoga-Wed., 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Call Ta-
mara at 512-2763.
* Yoga - Call Valerie at 557-4258.
* Zumba- MOVES TO THE NEIGH-
BORHOOD CENTER on Wed., 6/29
from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call Valerie at
557-4258.

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/
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. Availability to register: Mon-
day - Fi-iil.LY, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.


Gulfport Library


5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074
or fax 893-1072


Gulfport Creative Short Story
Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am.

One-on-One Computer Instruc-
tion: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30
am-1:00 pm. First come, first served.

Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve
Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45
pm. FMI: Call 727-323-7660.

Summer Children's Programs:
Wednesday at 2:00 pm, through Au-
gust 10th.

Anime Afternoons for Teens: Fri-
days at 2:00 pm, through August 19.


"The Power of Now!": A free 8-week
seminar/discussion presented by Ted
Leitho. Saturday at 10:00 am-Noon,
July 9-August 27. FMI, call: 727-623-
9532.

Scrapbookers Club for Teens &
Adults: Saturday, July 9, 1:00 pm.
Make beautiful pages of memories.

Crafts for All Ages, with Pat Brin-
kley. Celebrate the release of "Harry
Potter & the Deathly Hallows (pt. 2),"
as well as animals of Africa and Antac-
tica. Saturday, July 9, 1:30 pm.


"Neighborhood Office Hours" with
County Commissioner Ken Welsh:
Wednesday, July 20, 4:00-7:00 pm.
Free and open to the Public.

Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday,
July 21, 10:00 am. Discussion of The
Last Time I Saw You, by Elizabeth
Berg. Books & discussion guides avail-
able at the Reference Desk.

Open Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm
& Saturday: 10 am-4 pm
All meetings and programs are free
and open to the public


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


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Closed For The Holiday: The Senior
Center and GEMS transportation
service will be closed on Mon. July 4 in
observance of Independence Day.

Monday Art: Open Studio Art offered
every Monday during the summer
months will now meet at 2pm rather
than 3pm. Space is available if you
would like to work on art projects in
the company of other artists.

A New Car for GEMS: GEMS
riders are pleased to be riding in a
new Ford Taurus obtained through a
grant from the Florida Department of
Transportation. The seats are a little
higher which makes it easier getting
in/out of the vehicle and the back
seat is more comfortable with added
space. Riders also like the new Friday
schedule which allows hourly pickups
in South Pasadena designed especially
for the quick shopper. Call 893-2242 if
you would like more info on Gulfport's
door-to-door transportation service for
Gulfport seniors 55 and over.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Hawaiian Luau: Don't miss out on
our Hawaiian Luau on Wed. July 27
at 1:30pm. Includes refreshments,
Hawaiian entertainment, Best
Hawaiian Shirt Contest, Hula Contest,
door prizes, opportunities drawings
and more! Tickets: $3.00 in advance;
$5 at the door, if available.

Overview of Services for Visually
Impaired: Services and support are
available for the visually impaired
or blind of all ages. Services can be
provided in the home, at Lighthouse
of Pinellas and in the community.
Discover some of the Magnifying
Products that are also available. Come
to a special presentation by Lighthouse
of Pinellas on Fri. July 22 at 11am to
learn more. Please share t his info with
your visually impaired neighbors and
friends.

Free Eye Screenings - Mon. July
29 at 10am to 1pm courtesy of Eye
Institute of West St. Petersburg.
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AARP Driving Class: Take AARP driving
classes and possibly reduce your insurance
premiums. Classes are normally held on
the first two Tuesdays of every month at
12:45pm but July classes will be held on
July 12 & 19. Must attend both days. Call
368-3199 for registration and fee info.

Senior Trips: Come join us for some
fun trips: July 7: Hard Rock Casino, $20
and includes $5 food voucher & $15 free
play; July 10: Hard Rock Casino, $20 ($10
for Brunch Buffet); July 21: Last of the
Red Hot Lovers (comedy) $63; July 26:
Marina Jack's Sightseeing Lunch Cruise:
$59; July 19, Seminole Brighton Casino:
$119.99 and includes overnight and food/
game vouchers. Call the Senior Center or
Carolyn at 347-0806 for more details.

SPECIAL SERVICES
Free Legal Assistance: Community
Law Program offers free legal assistance
for seniors 60+ every 3rd Fri. (June 17) at
9:30am. Must meet income criteria. Call
for more info.

Phones for Hearing Impaired: Do you
find it difficult hearing on the phone? Deaf
& Services Connection will be offering
free phones for the hearing impaired on
Tues. July 19 at 9:30am. Call 399-9983 for
eligibility information.

Support Groups
Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at
10am
Visually Impaired Support Group, 2nd
& 4th Mon. at 2pm.
Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm

Telephone Reassurance: Are you a
Gulfport resident who lives alone? Would
you like to receive a friendly phone call
each morning between 7:30-8:30am? It's
a free service and a great safety measure!
Call the Senior Center for more info.

Transportation Service: Are you a
Gulfport resident 55 and over and need
transportation to medical appointments,
beauty shops, grocery shopping, bill
paying, etc? Call GEMS at 893-2242 and
learn how we may be of service to you.


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



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Sun. Matinee, 2 p.m.

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Sun., July 3, 6-10pm, $7

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Every Tuesday
Ballroom Lessons 12-2pm
2-3pm Dance, $7
Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7
6:30-1st timers, 7-8-Beg. Lesson,
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Swing Dance
6-7pm Collegiate Shag lesson
7-8pm East Coast Swing lesson
8-11 pm Swing Dance $7
Thursday, June 30 & July 7
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of its 90th year collecting and
distributing toys to needy children.
As part of their 90th Anniversary
celebration, they are hosting a
"Christmas in July" toy drive. You
may participate in their celebration
through donations or sponsorship.
Donations of new or gently used
toys may be dropped off at several
convenient locations throughout
the area, as many local businesses
are supporting their efforts. This
celebration is also opportunity for
local civic and social groups and
clubs to sponsor a great local non-
profit in the community.
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may be obtained on their website,
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Celebrate Summer
at the IAC
Kids and adults are invited to
celebrate summer at the Industrial
Arts Center.
Blow Your Own Glass Masterpiece is
available at Art Walks twice monthly
and during other special events at the
non-profit 3-D arts teaching facility
located in the Gulfport Art Village
Courtyard, 2902 A Beach Boulevard
South. From 6-10 pm, kids age 5 to
85 have an opportunity to work with
one of the IAC's experienced glass
blowers to create a one-of-a-kind
glass masterpiece. The 7-course glass
blowing menu includes everything
from paperweights and vases to
drinking glasses and decorative
bowls.
Reality Glass Blowing Boot Camp
is scheduled for July 11-15 with
instructors Elise and Caity Pautler.
Kids will explore every job and aspect
of a real glass blowing hot shop.
Campers will make solid and blown
glass projects all with colors of their
own choosing. The Glass Blowing
Boot Camp for kids is limited to 8
campers per session, ages 8-17. Camp
is also scheduled and August 8-12.
For information about any of these
classes, or to schedule your own glass
blowing event, call the Industrial Arts
Center at 727-289-9365. Registration
is also available online at www.
IndustrialArtsCenter.org.


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elections of mayors and commissioners/councilors. Madeira Beach and
St. Petersburg still have runoff elections. Treasure Island changed its
charter in March and now no longer has runoff elections. Gulfport does not
have runoff elections, the qualified candidate with the most votes wins.
The question came up as St. Pete Beach is in the process of possibly
eliminating runoff elections. The second and final reading of the ordinance
is scheduled for June 28. If passed the candidate for mayor/commissioner
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that will bring your new pet hours of
entertainment. All adoptable felines
are spayed/neutered, microchipped
and up to date with vaccinations. To
meet their adoptable kittens and cats
or to make a donation, visit Pet Pal
Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street
S. in St.Petersburg or call 727-328-
7738. Hours are Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Sun.-Mon. closed.

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The United States Power Squadrons
Seminar Series "Sail Trim & Rig
Tuning" will be presented by the
St. Petersburg Sail and Power
Squadron on Wednesday, July 13,
from 7-9 p.m. at St. Petersburg
Sailing Center, 250 Second Ave. SE,
Demens Landing, St. Petersburg.
This seminar shows in clear and
simple terms how to use and adjust
sails for optimum performance under
a wide range of conditions.
The seminar comes with a waterproof
USPS Captain's Quick Guide written
by North Sails and student notes.
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Excerpts heard at the June 28, 2011

St. Pete Beach City Commission Meeting


Public Comment & Council Quotes


"I'd like to welcome... 3/4 of our city clerk, Rebecca
Haynes."- Mayor Steve McFarlin, in reference to the
city clerk's recently broken left arm.
"Our biggest critic is here."- City Manager Mike
Bonfield, to the commission before the start of the
meeting, about reporter and columnist Cathy Salustri's
attendance at the meeting.

"Did anyone know about this law?"- Commissioner
Marvin Shavlan, about laws pertaining to the city
manager's employment agreement. He clarified to say
he only meant the commissioners. Some commissioners
did and some did not; city attorney Mike Davis and city
manager Mike Bonfield indicated that they should have
known.

"It became a political firestorm, which I feel is ter-
rible. We're supposed to discuss, we're supposed to
decide. For us to get chastised [for bringing it up]
is not fair."- Commissioner Bev Garnett about criti-
cism the commission received over the city manager's
contract.
"In defense of him, there's been a lot of bad public-
ity going on that he is not deserving of." - Commis-
sioner Bev Garnett

"They had two full barbecued pigs." - Commission-
er Marvin Shavlan, about the Postcard Inn's hospitality
during the Walk for Wishes Event.
"If you're looking for a team to join, District Three
Dolphins are the way to go."- Commissioner Marvin
Shavlan, trying to garner team support for next year's
Walk For Wishes Event.

"Not a lot of people care about coefficients."
- Public Services Director Steve Hallock, about why
he presented a simplified report on the state of certain
sewer pipes.

"Mayor and Commissioner Garnett, if you review
your creditors reports for in-kind contributions, I
would appreciate it. There's a mistake in them."
-Former Commissioner Harry Metz.
"It's not as much a factor of the drivers not paying
attention as the data that is out there that they
just don't see the flashing lights... We're going to
have a death there. It's going to happen. I don't
know why District One is not getting the atten-
tion that some of the other districts are" - Tom
DeYamper, about the crosswalks and people driving
through crosswalks.


"I stand before you because in six days it will be
seven years since Joey was killed...Robert Ford
from the NTSB says it is impossible... I just want
the truth and justice."-Deborah Edny

"Ten year project - Audience comments?"- Mayor
Steve McFarlin, about the dearth of public comments
on the much-debated and litigated community redevel-
opment plan

"Are we sure about that?" Commissioner Marvin
Shavlan, when city manager Mike Bonfield said
the city would have a fireworks display Monday
night. Last year the city's fireworks didn't go off;
the business that set it up admitted to an error
and gave the city credit towards a free show.
"Just to be safe, keep looking north."- City Man-
ager Mike Bonfield, about seeing fireworks.
"Or you can watch Gulfport."- Commissioner Jim
Parent, about Gulfport's fireworks display

"The trick here is to work it out so it works for us
and it doesn't cause a lawsuit."- Commissioner Jim
Parent, about the Coconut Inn.

"Every resident can download three songs per
week and they can do it from home."- Commis-
sioner Jim Parent, who says to call the library for more
information.

"People asked if she was tough enough to be the
city clerk. She sat through the meeting tonight
with a broken arm and a broken wrist in need of
surgery and no pain medication, so she's tougher
than she looks."- City manager Mike Bonfield, about
Rebecca Haynes' broken arm and wrist.

The commissioners discussed the popular but il-
legal practice of businesses that put merchandise
outside their storefront. The city manager will
ask the city's planning board to look into the issue
and see if the practice should be legal.
"We've kind of taken the approach of turning our
heads... It's tough, because everybody will push
the envelope."- City manager Mike Bonfield, who
cautioned that it could get out of hand.

"There are a lot of people who'd like to do it but
aren't going to do it because it's against the law.
There are a lot of people who don't care. It comes
down to what you want your community to look
like."- City manager Mike Bonfield.


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Sea Scout Promotions
The members of Boca Ciega Yacht
Club attended a Sea Scout "Bridge
of Honor" last Friday to form for
the promotion of ten Gulfport Sea
Scouts.
Noah Brown and Tommie Hubbard
reached the rank of Apprentice
Seaman. Mr. Matt Beard, Mike Beard,
Gage Harvey, Dimitri Kaschkayev,
James Welsh, and Ms. Dessa Clock
were given the new rank of "Ordinary
Seaman" and awarded the Venture
Scouting "Bronze" medal.
In a separate ceremony Mr. Ryan
Sutherland, and Ms. Martita Sharlow
were promoted from "Ordinary" to
"Able Seaman". This is the second
highest rank that the teen-age sailors
can attain, and both of these officers
expect to work to receive the Sea
Scout equivalent of Eagle Scout which
is "Quartermaster". Of the 5,700
U. S. kids who are Sea Scouts only
255 have completed the requirements
for that rank
Sea Scouts is a co-ed program for
high school and college students
from 14 to 21 years of age. In the
program kids learn to take command
of a crew made up of peers and sail
large sailboats on 48 hour trips in
all weather conditions preparing
meals and keeping watch under the
supervision of senior advisors.
The rank of "Ordinary" is a great
understatement. To attain that level
a teen must complete the USCGA
"Safe Sailing" program, earn a
Florida state powerboat operators
license, and understand marine
provisioning, engine maintenance,
navigation, electronics, and yacht
racing. By the time one of these
young sailors heads for college they
have also learned the importance of
teamwork and tolerance in a Crew
and the basic leadership skills that
are necessary to direct a Crew to
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Budget, from front page
If Gulfport does not raise the tax rate, "we can expect to receive $212,000 less
in property taxes next year," due to declining property vales, Administrative
Services Director Dan Carpenter told the Gabber.
I I recommendation would be, at minimum,
to set [the tax rate] at the roll-forward number. You, of course, can go higher if
you elect to," O'Reilly said. "That would allow you to recoup the $212,000."
The roll forward tax rate is 3.8230 mils, although that number could vary
slightly once the county Property Appraiser certifies property values on July
1. If the city council approves that tentative tax rate, it would represent a
property tax increase of .3488 mils, or .35 cents per thousand dollars of taxable
property value.
If the city approves the roll forward tax rate, homeowners with homes valued
at $100,000 with no change in value will pay $17.50 in taxes (if they receive
a homestead exemption; non-homesteaded properties would pay $35 more in
taxes.)
Until 2006, "as long as we're required to keep records of it," the city had a tax
rate of 4.3 mils, Carpenter said. In 2007, the city had a tax rate of 3.873 mils,
according to city records.
Other suggestions on the table for balancing the budget:
* Taking almost one million dollars from the enterprise funds, including almost
$500,000 from the city marina
*Taking $400,000 from reserve funds
* Contracting out for cutting the grass on city property and moving affected
employees to essential vacant positions in the city
* Online reservation system for the beach pavilions with refundable deposits
*Adding parking kiosks for Beach and Shore Boulevards (nonresidents only),
* Booking larger events for the city Casino
Suggestions from the last workshop that will not come to fruition this budget
year:
* Eliminating police dispatch
* Eliminating the citys summer teen employment program.

City manager will present the budget at the July 5 meeting.
Incentive Strategy to Trim Gulfport Budget So Far Unsuccessful
Gulfport manager Jim O'Reilly's plan to offer employees the chance to resign
with a three-month severance package has so far met with no success.
Although some referred to the city managers plan to offer retirement to
employees, Administrative Services Director Dan Carpenter said it was not a
buyout but early retirement, as the city "has no ability to fast track retirement,"
without modifying pension ordinances.
The plan would offer any full-time city employee who has worked with Gulfport
for five years three month's salary and three month's health insurance to resign.
Only employees who have reached retirement age would receive their pension;
the city manager said that between two and four employees would qualify
for their pension, and, if they took advantage of the three months severance
package, it would save Gulfport $100,000.
The city would either absorb the vacant positions into other existing ones or
replace the outgoing staff with lower-salaried entry level staff.
As of 3:15 Monday afternoon, no employee had come forward.

Overheard at the Gulfport Budget Workshop
"I ask you to look at any of these budget discussions or topics in the framework
of what we talked about in looking to the future, because that's where the issues
are going to lie," - City manager Jim O'Reilly asked council.
"My wife starts her day in the restaurant cleaning bathrooms; these are things
she didn't have to do two years ago," Vice-Mayor David Hastings, about the
city making tough choices for its budget.
"I cannot go back to my constituents, or the entire city of Gulfport, and propose
a property tax increase. My constituents say, look, property values have gone
down, why do I want to pay more taxes?"- Vice-Mayor David Hastings
"Because the price ofpublic safety has not gone down, "-Councilwoman Jennifer
Salmon, in response to the vice mayor.







Local Obituaries-

BAUER, CAROL A., 79, of South
Pasadena, died Friday, June 24th,
2011, at home. Born in Beaver Dam,
WI, she moved to the St. Petersburg
area in 1962. She enjoyed sewing,
gardening, bargain shopping, and
most of all, spending time with her
grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by her father and mother,
Alvin and Mary Beers; by her
husband, George Bauer, and by a
daughter, Mary Beth. Survivors
include daughter Joan Luttmann
(Steve), and son Thomas Bauer, both
of St. Petersburg; daughter Judy
Newman (Jeff) of Apex, NC; and
five grandchildren Eric (Aly), Mark,
Heather, Kelly and Holly. A funeral
mass will be held on Wednesday,
June 29th, at 10 am, at Most Holy
Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 5800
15th Avenue S. In lieu of flowers, the
family suggests memorial donations
to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic.
Visit our online guestbook at www.
ALifeTribute.com.

CONTE, PHYLLIS, 84, of South
Pasadena, passed away June
20, 2011. She is survived by her
daughters, Carolyn Walther and Toni
Pearson; grandchildren, Christopher
Walther and Cristen Brown; great-
grandchildren, Brianna and CJ
Brown. Memorial service will be at
3p.m. on Friday, June 24 at David C.
Gross Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers
the family requests donations to
Suncoast Hospice. Online guestbook
at www.davidcgross.com. David C.
Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central
Ave., 727-381-4911.

FISCHER, ROBERT L., 88, of
St. Pete Beach, passed away June
25, 2011. Services will be held
in Louisville, KY. Guestbook at
davidcgross.com. David C. Gross
Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave.,
727-381-4911.

HARDOERFER, BARBARA,
passed away on June 13, 2011.
Originally from Ft. Thomas, KY,
Barb resided in Gulfport, where she
spent many happy years. She will be
missed and remembered by her large
and loving family, her many devoted
friends, and her little dog, Sammy.


KIRSCH, LOTTIE KAMINSKI,
age 86, of North Canton, Ohio,
passed away peacefully on June 24,
2011 at 2:50 p.m. surrounded by her
loved ones. She was born on Penn
Place in Canton, Ohio, on September
29, 1924 to parents who emigrated
from Poland. She was employed by
Grant Department Store and then
the Hoover Company for 18 years.
A resident of Canton until 1981, she
was a 25 year member of McKinley
Eagles Club and participated in
many women's bowling leagues and
tournaments. She loved to read,
crochet, nurture plants, and play
euchre. Although recovering from
physical setbacks over the past 5
years, she still took trips to Canada,
to multiple family events, to the
Mayfield Senior Center, and made
frequent visits to see her niece and
sister. Upon retiring to Florida,
she took residence at Madeira
Beach, Florida, where she fished
and traveled. She then moved to
Gulfport, Florida where she cared
for her husband of 58 years until
he passed in 2003. In 2007, she
moved back to Ohio to live with her
daughter and son-in-law. She was
preceded in death by her parents
Antoni and Frances Muzykowska
Kaminski; husband Oscar Wilhelm
Kirsch; sister Sophie Horn. She is
survived by her daughter Bonnie
and son-in-law John Motts of North
Canton, brother John Kaminski and
daughter Sharon Haney of Gulfport,
Florida; granddaughter Michele and
DavidBair Jr.; grandson Christopher
and Lisa Motts; granddaughter
Pamela McKenzie; grandson John
and Katherine Haney; 4 great-
grandchildren; a special niece Cynthia
Kirsch who spent many hours with
her during her last few months; a
dear friend Robert Scalzo, Gulfport
Florida, who stayed with her during
her illness; and many other nieces,
nephews, and cousins. She loved her
26 years of retirement in Florida,
her 56 years in Canton, raising her
family, and her trips visiting family
and friends. Her wishes were for
no formal services, so her last days
were spent as a "Celebration of her
Life" which were filled with special
visits from family and friends and
stories of the past. Contact Karlo-


Libby Funeral Home for condolences.
Memorial contributions can be made
to Aultman Hospice, Canton Ohio.

MASCARA, THOMAS VINCENT,
59, of St. Pete Beach, a gentle smile,
a robust laugh, a heart of goodness
and a loving spirit left us suddenly
Sunday, June 19, 2011, at his
residence. He was born on April 4,
1952, in New York City, and moved
to Florida in 1990, from Vineland,
NJ. He was Senior Vice President
at Powertron Global in Texas and
was a member of Liberty Baptist
Church. He is survived by his wife,
Rachel; two brothers, Anthony
A. (Judith) Mascara of Vineland,
NJ, Ernest L. (Marie) Mascara of
St. Petersburg; niece Marisa (Brian)
Johns; nephews Vincent Mascara
and Anthony A. (Andrea) Mascara
and grandnieces and grandnephews,
Naomi and Parker Johns and
Madison and Macie Mascara. Tom
was recently predeceased by his
dear nephew Michael John Mascara
of Vineland, NJ. Visitation with
family at 4 p.m. with a memorial
service to follow at 5 to be held at
E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home,
4100 16th St. N., St. Petersburg,
FL on Wednesday, July 13, 2011,
with Pastor Ralph Wilson presiding.
Online memorial and guestbook at
www.gunterfuneralhome.com. There
will be an additional memorial service
on July 22, 2011, at St. Isadore's
Church in Vineland, NJ commencing
at 9 a.m. with service at 12 noon
with interment thereafter (Rone
Funeral Home). In lieu of flowers,
the family requests donations to be
sent to Liberty Baptist Church, 9401
4th Street North, St. Petersburg,
FL 33702 for the benefit of Liberty
Christian School.



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GULFPORT- The children's summer reading program started June 22.
Children got ready by making character nametags to help track their journey
of summer reading. This year's theme is "One World, Many Stories." The
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By Melissa Lattman


Dive-In Movies are Back
ST. PETE BEACH- The St. Pete
Beach Community Center and
Aquatic Complex continues its
popular "Dive-In" movie series for
the summer! Bring your noodles,
floats and chairs on Friday, July 8
to see "Sponge Bob Square Pants"
on the big screen. Admission is just
$3 per person and the pool opens at
8 p.m., 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.
Drinks, snacks, and glow jewelry will
be sold at the pool.
More Dive-Ins will be held on July
15 and August 5 and August 12.
Get the full Dive-In movie schedule
online at www.spbrec.com. Call the
Recreation Department at 363-9245
for more information.

Library offers Program
for Young Readers
The Gulfport Public Library is
excited to announce the Children's
Summer Reading program will
begin on Wednesday afternoons from
2 to 4 p.m., through August 10 for
elementary age group. The Theme is
"One World, Many Stories." Among
reading stories from all over the
world, children will have fun making
crafts and playing games. Visit the
Gulfport Public Library at 5501 28
Ave. S. or call 727-893-1074 for more
information.


We Want Your Junk!
The children in the Gulfport Rec
Summer Program are "Going Green"
and want to reuse your old household
items to turn into art projects. Some
of the things they are looking for
are: plastic and glass jars-preferably
with lids, 20 oz. sport drink bottles,
colored paper or plastic plates,
Kleenex boxes, unused plastic straws
and aluminum pie pans. They also
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such as yarn, knitting needles,
crochet hooks, candles, stickers, shoe
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Keep Pinellas Beautiful Conducts Gulfport Litter Survey


By Cathy Salustri

On June 15, Keep Pinellas
Beautiful conducted a litter
survey of Gulfport's streets.
Vice-Mayor David Hastings
participated in the survey
(other councilmembers sent
representatives in their
stead.) According to the vice
mayor, six people took the
tour, three on each side of
the bus.
"We were told to only rate
our side and not to talk to
each other. We were allowed
to ask Bill questions but Bill
was a soft talker and it was
hard to understand him,"
the vice-mayor said in his
report.
Here are the highlights from
the vice-mayor's report:
SThe group drove on
streets only - no alleys - and
therefore only saw the front
of the city.
*Bill Sanders (Executive
Director, Keep Pinellas
Beautiful) "had
predetermined that ward
one was 'clean' and we were
not going to go there. He
had also predetermined our
route, which he gave to the
driver.
*Each of the six raters
had a sheet for each of the
other three wards. The
sheet (pictured here) listed
criteria for assigning 10
areas in each ward a one to
four rating for litter. A "one"
meant an area had almost
no litter and "four" meant it
had, as Hastings said, "piles
and piles" of litter.
"Litter was defined as not
only traditional litter but


yard debris such as tires,
building materials, tree
limbs, rusty whatever and
piles of whatever," the vice-
mayor said.
* The group traveled a total
of 27 and spent over four
hours looking at Gulfport
streets
*Each of the 10 sites were
between one and a half and
two miles long.
"We each had to mentally
score each property in every
site and then mentally
average all those properties
in each site to score that
site. As you can imagine
this was very subjective,"
Vice-mayor Hastings added.
"At the end of each ward, I
quickly added all my scores
and divided that by the
number of sites to arrive at
that ward's average rating
and wrote that number on
another sheet of my own.
At the very end I added all
the ward averages and (I
included a one for ward one)
and averaged the averages;
my city-wide average was
1.52.
"I had mostly ones but I did
have some fours! I thought I
was a critical rater but based
on Bill's instructions, our
predetermined route and my
viewing side it was what it
was," he said.
Other representatives
were Bob Williams (a city
employee), Frank Verdino
(a volunteer at councilman
Sam Henderson's request),
Jeanne Kunkle (a volunteer
at councilwoman Barbara
Banno request), Margo
Scannell (a volunteer at


Litter Scale Descriptions
Score Scoring Instructions
Virtually no litter can be observed
in the site. The scorer may see
one or two small items in a city
1 block, or equivalent. Any litter
Minimal or No Litter seen could be collected quickly
by one person. The entire site
has a generally neat and tidy
appearance.
Litter is obvious, but the eye
2 is not continually grabbed by
Slightly Littered littered items. The site could be
cleaned in a short period.
Visible Litter catches your eye
3 frequently throughout the site.
An organized effort for removal is
Littered required with considerable effort
to clean up the site.
A continuous amount of litter is
one of the first things noticed
about the site. Illegal dump sites
4 might be observed. Equipment
Extremely Littered may be required for cleanup.
There is a strong impression of
lack of concern about litter at
the site.


mayor Mike Yakes' request),
and George Palm volunteerr
at councilwoman Jennifer
Salmon's request)
Keep Pinellas Beautiful
received money from Pinellas
county and Keep America
Beautiful to conduct the
"community appearance
survey", which will "help
determine the litter status of
Gulfport," Sanders said.
"I haven't had a chance to
study it as of yet," he said
but added that he plans to
review the results within
the next week and present
the results at a city council
meeting.
Depending on how the
results tally, they could
yield any combination of the


following solutions:
*Placing cigarette butt
containers around the city
*Instituting Adopt-a-Shore/
Adopt-, i1 il .\.dopt-a-Road
programs whereby any
group can adopt a roadway
and clean litter and debris.
Currently, only three miles
of Gulfport Boulevard have
an Adopt-a-Road sponsor
who cleans the roadway once
every three months, Sanders
says.
*Letters to businesses about
the litter on their properties
"The object is the improve it
and raise litter awareness,
Sanders says.

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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 6/17
Burglary- 1100 BIk Freemont St. S.
Traffic Stop Failed to Stop- 1600 BIk
49th St. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 2200 BIk 49th St.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 5600 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Theft- 5100 BIk 13th Ave. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 5400
BIk 29th Ave. S.
Suspicious Person- 5000 BIk Newton
Ave. S.
Saturday 6/18
Drunk Driver- 5600 BIk 30th Ave. S.
Call for Officer- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd.
S.
City County Code Violation- Beach
Front.
Violation of Court Order- 5000 BIk
8th Ave. S.
Theft- 5100 BIk 12th Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- 1400 BIk 49th St.
S.
Noise Complaint- 5500 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Call for Officer- 2600 BIk Beach Blvd.
S.
Suspicious Activity- 4900 BIk 28th
Ave. S.
Suspicious Activity- 5400 BIk 30th
Ave. S.
Open Door/Window- 5200 BIk 11th
Ave. S.


Crime Awareness Meeting
The next Crime Awareness and Prevention meeting will be held on Monday,
July 11 at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th Street S.
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SSunday 6/19
Suspicious Activity- 2500 BIk 49th
St. S.
Burglary- 1700 BIk 54th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 5500 BIk Newton
Ave. S.
Drunk Driver- 5400 BIk Essex Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 5500 BIk 12th Ave.
S.
Theft- 5900 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5100 Blk 15th Ave.
S.
Theft- 5600 BIk 28th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
16th Ave. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 2100 BIk 53rd St.
S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 3000
BIk 50th St. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 1300
BIk 54th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5800 BIk Skim-
mer Pt. Blvd. S.
Criminal Mischief- 2000 BIk 55th St.
S.
Vessel Stop- Beach Front.
Monday 6/20
Trespasser- 6300 BIk Pasadena Pt.
Blvd. S.
Vessel Stop- Boca Ciega Bay.
Suspicious Vehicle- Clam Bayou.
Burglary- 5300 BIk 14th Ave. S.
Burglary- 1000 BIk 60th St. S.
Call for Officer- 5900 BIk Pelican Bay
PIz.
Trouble with Individual- 1400 BIk
58th St. S.
Burglary- 3100 BIk Clinton St. S.


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Vessel Stop- Water Front.
Trouble with Individual- 2800 BIk
52nd St. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 1500 BIk 60th St.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
26th Ave. S.
Tuesday 6/21
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
29th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2900 BIk
53rd St. S.
Burglary- 900 Blk 58th St. S.
City County Code Violation- 5100
BIk Pine Grove Terr. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5200 BIk 12th
Ave. S.
Theft- 5200 BIk 14th Ave. S.
City County Code Violation- Tomlin-
son Park.
Wednesday 6/22
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 5000 BIk Gulfport
Blvd.
Theft- Beach Front.
Animal Complaint- 5700 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Theft- 5000 BIk Jersey Ave. S.
Theft- 4900 BIk 17th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- Beach Front.
Battery- 1800 BIk 53rd St. S.
Theft- 4900 BIk 14th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 490 BIk 20th Ave.
S.
Thursday 6/23
Criminal Mischief- 5100 BIk 11th
Ave. S.
Burglary- 6200 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5100 BIk 11th
Ave. S.
Burglary- 2000 BIk 57th St. S.
Burglary- 6000 Luana Ln. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5100 BIk 11th
Ave. S.
Burglary- 1800 BIk 60th St. S.
Burglary- 1800 BIk 60th St. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 5900
BIk 8th Ave. S.
Burglary- 6200 BIk 8th Ave. S.
Vessel Stop- Boca Ciega Bay.
Stolen Vehicle- 2500 BIk 57th St. S.
Burglary- 5600 BIk 56th Ave. S.
Hit & Run- 4600 BIk 29th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 2200 BIk 49th St.
S.

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Register your
Special Needs
The 2011 hurricane season is upon
us. Persons with special needs (i.e.,
medical, transportation, mobility
and other needs) must register
with the Pinellas County Office of
Emergency Management if they
might need special assistance at
the time of a hurricane threat or
evacuation. Registration forms for
Special Needs are available at the
Maximo Resource Center, 4815 34th
St. S. in St. Petersburg. The center's
staff can provide these forms and
information at no charge during the
center's regular business hours.
Persons with pets must also register
their pets' evacuation and shelter
needs. These registration forms are
also available at the center.
Call 727-866-7177.

Gulfport Rec
Summer Program
Ongoing registrations continue
for the 2011 Summer Program
for children who have completed
Kindergarten thru age 14. Hours for
registration are Monday - Friday,
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.. Annual registration
fees are $15 for residents and $100 for
non-residents. The 8-week program
(June 20 - August 12) cost is $250 for
residents and $504 for non-residents,
which does not include field trips Post
camp (August 15-19) cost is $70 for
the week, which includes field trips.
Post camp is limited to 60 Gulfport
residents only. Summer camp hours
are from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. with
extended hours available until
6 p.m. for an extra charge. Detailed
pricing is currently available
at the Recreation Center, 5730
Shore Blvd. S. or on-line at www.
mygulfport.us and follow the links:
City Departments, Leisure Services,
Rec Center. Call 893-1068 for any
questions.









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One of the single largest investments
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purchase a home or some other type
of real estate. In many cases, your
entire life savings could be invested
and potentially at risk. As a result, it
isveryimportant that anyprospective
purchaser of real estate proceed with
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The first document that a potential
buyer of real estate will encounter is
the Real Estate Purchase And Sale
Agreement. This document is one of
the most important papers you will
sign in a real estate transaction. The
details contained in this agreement


determine what real property you
will buy and how you will buy it.
What is in this agreement also
establishes what your rights and
responsibilities are in the upcoming
real estate transaction.
The following is a brief checklist of
items which should be considered by
a buyer of real estate:
1. What exactly are you purchasing?
Are land, buildings and personal
property included as part of the
sale?
2. When will you be entitled to take
possession of the property? Will the
current owners need time after the
closing to move out of the property?
Can you live with this?
3. What kind of deed should the
seller of the real estate give you?
Should it be an agreement for deed, a
quitclaim deed or a warranty deed?
4. Will the seller provide you with
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7. What are the zoning or other
restrictions on the use of the real
property?
8. Are water, mineral or timber
rights involved in the sale of the
real estate? Have they been properly
covered in the agreement?
9. In what time frame does the
purchase offer need to be accepted
or refused? Are there certain
contingencies in the real estate
contract which require satisfaction
prior to the contract becoming
effective and legally enforceable?
10. Who pays for the costs of title
insurance, property inspection,
intangible tax on the mortgage,
documentary stamps and the broker
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which should be answered before you
sign a real estate agreement. Only
then will you know if the real estate
purchase you are contemplating will
truly meet your needs.
Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson
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St. Petersburg, Florida. The tele-
phone number is 727-347-5131. Mr.
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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 spe-
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Host Families Needed
for Exchange Students
Foreign high school students are
scheduled to arrive soon for academic
semester and year homestay
programs, and the sponsoring
organization needs a few more local
host families.
According to Pacific Intercultural
Exchange (P.I.E.) President, John
Doty, the students are all between
the ages of 15 and 18 years, are
English-speaking, have their own
spending money, carry accident and
health insurance, and want to share
their cultural experiences with
their new American families. P.I.E.
currently has programs to match
almost every family's needs, ranging
in length from one semester to a full
academic year, where the students
attend local public and private high
schools.
P.I.E. area representatives match
students with host families byfinding
common interests and lifestyles
through an in-home meeting.
Prospective host families are able
to review student applications and
select the perfect match. As there
are no "typical" host families, P.I.E.
can fit a student into just about
any situation, whether it is a single
parent, a childless couple, a retired
couple or a large family.
Families who host for P.I.E. are
also eligible to claim a monthly
charitable contribution deduction
on their itemized tax returns for
each month they host a sponsored
student.
P.I.E. is a non-profit educational
organization that has sponsored
more than 25,000 students from 45
countries since its founding in 1975.
The organization is designated by
the United States Department of
State and is listed by the Council
on Standards for International
Educational Travel (CSIET),
certifying that the organization
complies with the standards set
forth in CSIET's Standards for
International Educational Travel
Programs.
Families interested in learning
more about student exchange or
arranging for a meeting with a
community representative may call
P.I.E., toll-free, at 1-866-546-1402.

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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
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Openings for Artists
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The GulfportMerchantsAssociation's
Art Walk has new openings for artists
and crafters. The twice a month Art
Walk is a fantastic opportunity to
have your work seen and purchased
by hundreds of Tampa Bay locals as
well as visitors from outside the area.
Gulfport Art Walk takes place year-
round along Beach Blvd. on the First
Friday and Third Saturday of every
month from 6-10 p.m. Exhibitors with
handmade and personal creations are
welcomed to submit an application
now. Buskers and street performers
are also welcomed to apply. There
are a limited number of openings
available for those who would like
to be considered. Submitting an
application does not guarantee
acceptance. Photos required. Venue
address: 3007 Beach Blvd. S.,
Gulfport, FL 33707. Please visit
www. SIKPromotions.com>Vendor
Info>Gulfport Art Walk to apply
and for additional show information
or contact SIK Promotions at 727-
322-5217.

Swim Lessons
Focus on Safety
ST. PETE BEACH- The St. Pete
Beach Community Center and
Aquatic Complex will be offering
Parent-Child Swim Lessons this
spring and summer for children
ages six months to three years. The
classes emphasize water adjustment,
parenting skills and water safety,
with special attention given to
the varying development stages of
this age group. Goals for this class
include the child's enjoyment and
adjustment in and around the water
while instructing parents how to
assist in the development of their
children's future swimming skills.
Classes are held at the St. Pete Beach
Aquatic Complex, 7701 Boca Ciega
Drive, Monday through Thursday for
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Sophie's July 4th Sale
Sophie's Attic Thrift Store is
celebrating with a Buy One-Get One
free sale on shorts, slacks or jeans.
Come and shop at our new Plus size
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Please continue to donate all those
unused or unwanted treasures that
you are finding in your closets, garage
or shed.
Donations are accepted at the church
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9 a.m. to noon at 2728 53rd St. S.
or call the church office at 321-3620
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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
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The Animals Say
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Dear Editor: The dogs and cats at
Pet Pal Animal Shelter would like to
say thank you to those people who
were so kind as to donate or purchase
books, magazines, puzzles. We at Bay
Breeze Beauty Salon add our thanks
to all the people who made it possible
for us to make our first donation to a
local animal shelter, Pet Pal Animal
Shelter.
We received a very nice note back
from Pet Pal Animal Shelter which I
wish to share with all of you. It states,
"This is just a note but it comes from
our heart. Thank you so much for
supporting Pet Pal Animal Shelter. I
can assure you that all of us at Pet
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mission. It is only with the help of
friends like you that we are able to
provide care and support for so many
animals in need."
Your continuedkindness in donating
or purchasing books, magazines,
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Salon at 3117 Beach Blvd. S. in
Gulfport will enable us to continue


sending donations to Pet Pal Animal
Shelter and other local animal
shelters.
On behalf of all the dogs and cats who
have and will in the future benefit
from your donations and purchases, I
wish to again express their gratitude
by saying a big "Thank You".
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Good Job, Ms. Salustri
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me over the edge to send you a note
and tell you what I think about your
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which I've been reading your work
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writing, as you know, is a window
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USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16 is
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By Mary Hunt


Rebates or Rip-Offs?
You know what irks me? Rebates.
Take my vacuum cleaner, for
example. I bought it because with
the $30 rebate the final price beat the
competition. I'll admit I was pretty
proud of myself when I crammed the
rebate paperwork into my purse. The
problem is, I completely forgot about
it.
Just this morning, I was looking
for something and I ran into it. I
was stunned to discover I have only
a tiny .;i-di.y window to claim my
rebate -- and 25 have passed. That
got me thinking: How many people
forget to submit their rebates?
How many $30 vacuum cleaner
rebates will never be redeemed?
Why are they making it so difficult
for me to get my money?
The rebate theory is simple.
Manufacturers and retailers offer
rebates to stimulate sales. We buy, we
mail and they send us money. At least
that's the way it's supposed to work.
But the conditions can be so rigid
that it becomes nearly impossible for
the average consumer to comply. And
that's exactly the way they want it.
Manufacturers have a vested
interest in making the rebate process
difficult. They're hoping to return as
little money as possible. If they really
wanted to give us a great deal, they'd
just reduce the price of the product
and be done with it.
The Federal Trade Commission,
whose job it is to police and oversee
consumer matters, estimates
that at least half of all rebates go
unclaimed.
So, does all this mean we should
become rebate-phobic, doing all we
can to avoid them in the first place?
No, we just need to increase our
rebate intelligence.
Know the terms. Read the fine print
before you make the purchase. Know
the exact conditions, and assess your
chances of complying with them.
Don't procrastinate. Apply for your
rebate at the earliest possible time,
not the last minute.
Follow the rules. Assume that
the company is trying to trip you
up. Approach filling out the form
and providing the required proof of
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purchase as you would an important
test.
Keep a paper trail. It's a pain, but you
need a copy of everything. If you have
not received your rebate within 30
days of submission, go to work.
Follow through. If you are not
satisfied, file a complaint with the
manufacturer and the retailer,
sending copies to your state's attorney


general and the Better Business
Bureau. Above all, file a complaint
with the FTC at www.ftc.gov or call
toll free (877) 382-4357.
Save the windfalls. Instead of letting
your rebate money evaporate into
your daily spending, stash it in a
special account. Watching the balance
grow will give you a greater incentive
to make sure you collect every dime of
every rebate in the future.
As for my $30 rebate, I mailed it this
morning. Sure hope it doesn't get lost
in the mail. I'll keep you posted.


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Trusted Choice agency that offers
business, auto, home, commercial,
life, boat, motorcycle, RV & umbrella
policies. He also owns Premier
Choice Rebate Flood Insurance, a
flood insurance agency that only sells
flood insurance.
"We're a flood insurance agency that
offers cash rebates back to all our
customers," Jeff explains. So if you
buy your flood insurance through
Premier Choice, you'll get at least
seven percent of your annual
premium (before fees & taxes) back
in the form of a rebate check. "We
give the money back to our customers
60 days after the effective month and
subsequent renewals" Jeff says.
Here's how the rebate works: You get
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first year. Every subsequent year for
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percent more back until you get to
the sixth year. In the sixth year and
every year followmg, customers will
get 12 percent back as a rebate. This
rebate can add up to thousands of
dollars for the life of your home or
business policy. The company sends
you a check rather than taking the
money off the premium so you can
spend it on whatever you choose.


Do Premier Choice Flood Insur-
ance policies cost more than
other flood insurance policies?
Nope, Jeff says. FEMA is the only
flood insurance provider, so the cost
is the same no matter what flood
insurance company you use. The
policies written by his agency are
supported by the federal government
through FEMA. FEMA pays a
commission to the agencies that
write their policies. Jeff and his
agency are sharing that commission
with their customers. Jeff says,
things are tough for everyone, and if
his company has a little to share
with the community, it's happy to do
so. 'With the economy the way it is,
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Dog Tag Heroes Needs
Donations, Volunteers
Dog Tag Heroes is a non-profit
organization that provides free
furniture/household items to soldiers
returning from war. They have
opened a Boutique & Thrift Store at
5601 66th Street N. in the 66th St.
Flea Market. They are open Friday,
Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. Come shop or drop off your
donations. Any soldier in need can
contact Kathleen D. Smith, Founder/
CEO in regards to items they
need for their household. Call 727-
577-5455 or visit dogtagheroes.org.

Bring Donations to
Gulfport Fresh 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 2 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, herbs, seafood, cheese,
fresh breads, pastries, nuts and
granola, gourmet and ethnic foods,
candy, garden plants, bath and
body products, jewelry 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-
366-4086 or email dan@igc.org.


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Art Cruise,
from front page
presence. In response to a
complaint about the boat,
Gulfport city staff decided
last week that the boat may
no longer dock at the Casino.
In letters sent to various
people in the DEP, Ms.
Stapella accuses the
ArtCruise of the following:
*Propeller dredging area
around the Casino dock,
*Exceeding the boat's
53-passenger stability load,
*Refusing admittance to a
person in a wheelchair
*Forcing other boaters to
move their vessels,
*Violating a combustion
motor exclusion zone,
*Retying a dinghy without
the owner's permission, and
*Not allowing children on
the boat.

Although the Gabber
found no record of the state
investigating these claims,
we asked Dan Peretz, owner
of Dolphin Landings and
the frequent captain of the
ArtCruise, to answer the
allegations.
He says, with two exceptions,
they are false accusations.
Island Time, the boat used
for the ArtCruise, draws 38
inches of water. The average
depth at the Casino dock is
seven feet.
"When the wind's blowing
and I back up hard, it stirs
up mud, and that's what
she saw. When the propeller
spins, it moves the water. In
that area, the water's real
muddy. It doesn't mean it's
on the bottom," he said.
As for exceeding capacity?
"The upper deck is 53
people; the capacity for the
vessel is 132, and we're
limited to 53 on the upper
deck. We have the lifesaving
equipment for 132 people,"
he said. The ArtCruise only
sells 80 tickets and carries
three crew members and a
bartender.
"We don't have wheelchair
access, and we don't have to,
because of the nature and
the vessel build and size," he

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explained. Dolphin Landings
does attempt to accommodate
anyone in a wheelchair,
Peretz added. The only time
he knows of anyone in a
wheelchair attempting to
board a boat, "we got him on
without a problem. I talked to
him I checked on him, he was
a nice guy," although Peretz
remembers that the man
showed up early and had to
wait to board the boat until
the crew had the boat secure
and ready for passengers.
He denies violating a
combustion motor exclusion
zone.
Initially, he did ask the city
manager if he could reserve
a slip at the Casino dock, but
city management told him
the docks were "first-come,
first-serve," according to city
manager Jim O'Reilly. A crew
member did alert a visiting
boat that Island Time was
en route and once, when the
dock didn't have an available
slip, Peretz said his crew did
ask a sailboat how long they
planned to be in the slip. He
maintains that he never told
a boater they had to move
their vessel.
He also added that because
the boat has a liquor license
and did not serve food, it
cannot allow minors on the
boat during a public trip.
He admits that his crew
did retie a boat "for safety
concerns" one time.
Peretz is familiar with
Ms. Stapella, and offered to
let her aboard the boat to
look around. She snapped
pictures before several of the
art cruises and spoke with
him on several occasions, he
said. He was happy to talk to
her, he said.
"Our goal is to accommodate
the customer and work within
the community," he said.

In addition to her accusations
against Dolphin Landings.
Ms. Stapella asked the state
to financially punish the city
of Gulfport.
"Quite frankly since there
were conscious attempts to
cheat you out of your lease
money, we would like to see


stiff fines, penalties, interest
and a lease fee adjustment,"
she wrote in another June 17
letter to the DEP.
"If you worry the citizens
might be hurt with a huge
bill, forget it. We WANT you
to asset your authority over
this runaway little town.
Take them to court, threaten
to take down the dock," she
continued.
"Do you pro-rate?" she
asked in the next paragraph,
referring commercial lease
fees. "I hope not. I want you
to teach them a HUGE lesson
this time."
"It is unfortunate that this
citizen feels [this way about]
an opportunity to improve
the Merchant Association's
special event. I felt this
would be a nice addition
to it. There was no intent
to embark in a commercial
activity," O'Reilly said. "The
city was not involved in any
such commercial activity
or gained anything other
than providing a better
opportunity to draw people
downtown during the First
Friday Art Walk."
Prior to setting up the Art
Cruise, representatives from
Dolphin Landings -including
this reporter, who had a part-
time job working with the
charter boat company at the
time and helped work out the
logistics of the ArtCruise -
spoke with the city to ensure
both the city and Dolphin
Landings stayed within the
law. The city told Dolphin
Landings that they could
not collect money at the pier;
the Merchant's Association
asked its members to help
and two businesses offered to
sell tickets.
DEP hasn't told Gulfport
to halt the ArtCruise, but
O'Reilly says the state
cautioned that allowing the
art cruise to continue at
the dock could draw more
complaints and "would lead
to delays in renewing the
submerged land lease."
The citys submerged land
lease with the state is up for
renewal; the lease allows the
city to maintain the Williams


and Casino piers on state
land. To get and keep a
submerged land lease, a city
must prove that it is using
the land for the public good.
Ms. Stapella's complaints
also included photos of local
kayak rental company and
tour operator Kayak Nature
Adventures, although the
bulk of her letters addressed
the ArtCruise. DEP has made
no suggestions about Kayak
Nature Adventures - yet.
As for the popular ArtCruise,
O'Reilly and his staff came
up with a solution: move the
cruise to the marina dock
and let the trolley carry
passengers from downtown.
The city will charge for
neither the dock nor the ferry
service.
"We've offered the art boat
to dock, board and disembark
passengers at the marina,"
O'Reilly said. "We will also
co-ordinate trolley transport
between the downtown
and the marina [on those
nights]."
"I believe the issue arises
from the commercial aspect
of that vessel (rather than
concerns that the boat is
damaging the environment),"
on the part of the state,
O'Reilly said. "If they have
issues that it's being used for
commerce, well, then, we're
addressing that issue."
Dolphin Landings and they
will resume the trip in August
at the marina. Harbormaster
Denis Frain says Peretz feels
the new docking location will
be easier on the operation.
"Mr. Peretz said it would be
a lot easier to pick people up
at the marina than it would
the casino dock, and we'll
accommodate them," Frain
says of the charter boat
operator.
Dolphin Landings plans to
resume the cruise in August.
He says he and his crew want
to take the month to work out
the changes.

Contact Cathy Salustri at
CathySalustri@theGabber.com.










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assembly and the right to petition
your government, be free from
arbitrary arrest and detention did
not come cheaply nor easily. Visiting
the war memorials for World War II,
Korea and Vietnam, and glancing at
the rows upon rows of grave marker
crosses at Arlington Cemetery is a
crushing reminder of that.
The somber and appropriately
hushed atmosphere at the Holocaust
Museum, is an excruciating reminder
of what the destruction of freedoms
looks like. A tour of the Newseum,
a six floor exhibit combining news
media history with parallel historical
events, is a reminder of the power
and need for vigorous and diverse
and unfettered voices to record our
history and preserve freedoms.
The two hour, evening tour
of the Capitol building, given
by congressman Murphy was
entertaining and enlightening
complete with interesting historical
anecdotes, insider asides, and access
to normally not accessible places.
Among those was the floor of the
House of Representatives where we
examined the original desk of Daniel
Webster and saw his hand-carved
name inside its drawer. We viewed,
also, the bullet hole in the desk of an
unknown congressman who survived
an attack by a group of Puerto Rican
radicals in the 1950s.
The old Senate chambers in the
Capitol building reeks with history
as does the original meeting room
of the U.S. Supreme court. A final
touch was the view from the private
"congressional" balcony, where from
the Capitol site, you can see the
Washington Monument, Lincoln
Memorial and Reflecting Pool. The
congressman concluded with a short
lecture to the girls on the importance
of studying, paying attention to, and
participating in the freedoms we
have.
That we, in our earlier tour, were
a handful out of thousands and
thousands of visitors to the capital
those two days, who traveled and
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Post 125
6440 - 5th Ave. S., St. Petersburg 347-6085
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
Lunch Served
Lunch Served Kitchen Open Dinner 5-7p Beakfast 8:3011am No Lunch Served Ron's Karaoke 7pm 11am-3pm
11am-3pm 11-3pm Southern Knights Band Kitchen Open 2-5pm Euchre 1pm
Dinner 5-7pm 7-11pm Bingo 6pm
Southern Knights Band
Ron's Karaoke 7pm o 711pm Kitchen Open
for Bingo

The Auxiliary has been contacted by a unit fighting in the Mideast requesting supplies. Members on leave even
visited our Post. Please help! Items may be dropped off at Post anytime. For a list of items requested, go to www.
AmericanLegionPost 25.com.
Service Officer will be here every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to help veterans, spouses, widows.
Don't forget, Bingo is back, Wednesday 6p.m. Open to the public, kitchen open.




Post 305
6999 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 367-1596
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
Bar Bingo 7pm Fish & Chicken Steak Dinner Sports & Pizza Independence House Committee Legion Dinner
6-8pm 6-8pm 12-6pm Day Mtg-6pm 6-8pm
Food Served Picnic
Denny on Piano Sound Unlimited 12-4pm Harry 7-1 pm


Our Commander, Carl Mendyke, passed away on Sunday, June 26th. Memorial services will be held Saturday, July
2nd at St. Mary's Church, 515 4th St. S. in St. Petersburg. A gathering will follow at our Post at noon.
The St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, has moved its headquarters from City Hall to St.
Alban's Episcopal Church at 8451 Blind Pass Road. As always, donations of money, non-perishable food items, hygiene
items, books, toys or miscellaneous items suiting for sending to our troops are always welcome. They may be dropped off
at our Post lounge, the lobby at City Hall or the Library, in addition to the facility at St. Alban's. They are looking for a
corporate sponsor.
No accordion club for the summer.




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City of Gulfport: New Businesses
Q: Is there one place I can go to find out what I need to do to start a
business in Gulfport? Are there separate county and state laws and can
anyone in Gulfport help me with those, too?
A: Gulfport city manager Jim O'Reilly says new or prospective businesses
should start with the Community Development Department.
"Every business needs a business tax receipt, which used to be known as an
occupational license," the city manager says. The new business application
process includes a zoning review (to make sure the use is permitted) and a
fire inspection, he adds.
Community Development will figure out if the business needs to submit a
site plan, get a special permit, or apply for a variance. If a business needs
to make improvements to a building or tenant space, the city may require
a building permit. For more information, contact Community Development
at 893-1063.









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Beta Sigma Phi
Laureate Epsilon Theta members
are enjoying the summer and will be
meeting on Wednesday, July 13 at
7 p.m. for a ways and means meeting.
The meeting will be held at the home
of Paula Roberts and we will be
painting Christmas mice ornaments.
Members take orders and sell the
mice ornaments for $3 and for $3.50
they will personalize them.
For more information, please
contact, Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

Thinking of Starting
a Business?
The Gulfport Chamber of
Commerce is here to help you. They
have information such as permit
applications, sign ordinances and
other pertinent information available
for you to initiate the process.
Visit their office at 4926 Gulfport
Boulevard or call them at 727-
344-3711.

Buskers Welcome!
Buskers and street performers are
always welcome at Corey Sunset
Celebration and Gulfport Art Walk!
Buskers may work for hat, at no
charge to set up. Choose your own
location. Art Walk Takes place on
the first Friday and third Saturday
every month, from 6-10 p.m., and the
Corey Sunset Celebration takes place
on the second and fourth Friday each
month, from 6-10 p.m. Please call
727-322-5217 to register.

Safe Boating Seminar
Attend a Boating Skills and
Seamanship program that
"guarantees" to increase your
boating knowledge and make you a
more knowledgeable, safer boater.
Programs are conducted from
7:30-9:30 p.m. each Tuesday and are
conveniently located on the USCG
base at 1300 Beach Dr. SE, St.
Petersburg. Visit www.cgaux72.info/
or call 727-898-1324 for information.
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Mac Perry holding a shell tool above a dugout c

By Melissa Lattman
ST. PETERSBURG- Dollar weed may
invade the front lawn, but on the
dinner plate? Dollar weed was one
of some 600 plants early people in
Florida ate. Horticulturist and author
Mac Perry is finishing up his latest
book Life and Lunch in a 9th Century
Indian Village.
"It describes the life ways of the
Manasota Indians who lived in our
area between 500 B.C. and A.D. 900
with emphasis on the 600 food plants
they gathered, prepared and ate,"
Perry said. Nin.-ly percent of the
foods we eat come from 20 species of
plants. They ate 612. They ate a small
amount of a large variety (of food)
and we eat a large amount of a small
variety (of food)."
Gathering food was labor intensive
and sometimes lethal.
Mn.iny of the plants were poisonous
and they had to figure out the edible
parts. They ate a little of everything
until they found the part that was

Gabber June 30 - July 6, 2011


edible. Even if plants
-were poisonous they
figured out ways
to get rid of the
poison-fermenting,
triple boiling, drying,
pounding and
pulverizing. They
did not give up very
easily. They had to
eat," Perry said.
For the last decade
Perry had an up
close look at how
the Manasota lived
in this area with
an archeology dig
in his front yard
and neighborhood.
"The site was once a
35-acre Indian village
occupied at two
different time periods,
roughly A.D. 230-417
and again from A.D.
950-1210," said Perry
of his neighborhood by
Tyrone Boulevard and
Park Street.
Archeologists studied
' how and when the
Manasota lived in
present day Pinellas
anoe. County. They looked
for fish bones, pottery
pieces, shell tools, and stones for
arrow points. Dr. Bob Austin led the


study. Austin, a group of students, and
members of the Central Gulf Coast
Archeological Society came every
Saturday for ten years. They studied
several test pits in Parque Narvaez
neighborhood.
"Probably the most significant
discovery was when the village was
occupied. Through carbon dating they
found people lived here back to A.D.
200. Originally they thought it was
A.D. 800," Perry said.

The Manasota lived here year
round. They were fishermen. The
neighborhood is near present day Boca
Ciega Bay.
"They caught fish with nets. They
matched the size of the holes in the
nets with the size of the fish running
by the season," Perry said. "Fish
hooks were made with briars glued
with rabbit droppings and pine sap to
bamboo slivers."
Once the Manasota caught or
gathered their food, processing it could
be complex as well. Perry described
making the flour for a staple- "Coonti
Cake."
"The root was scraped and peeled.
They pounded, pulverized and boiled it
into a soft mash. Then they fermented,
drained and dried (the mash) to get
flour," Perry said.
For more information on the
archeology findings go to http://www.
cgcas.org/bayshorehomes.htm and
click on the 2008 report.


Mac Perry checks some plants on a drying rack. In the foreground is part of the pre-historic
Indian village he made in his front yard, which also was an archeological dig site.







Area Summer Swim Hours

Childs Park Pool
1227 43rd Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 727-893-7730
Cost - $3.50 Child 3-12; Ages 13+ $4
Public Swim
Monday - Friday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Sunday 4:00 - 7:00 pm
CLOSED Saturday
Features: Pool deck for sunbathing, picnic area, parent drop-off, 12' deep
area with low diving board, giant flume slide, and training pool, water play
features with splash pad, full handicap access and swim lessons.
E. H. McLin Pool
602 14 St. S. St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 727-893-7635
Cost- $3.50 Child 3-12; Ages 13+ $4
Public Swim
Monday - Saturday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CLOSED SUNDAY
Features: Main pool, diving board, wading pool, giant flume slide, and swim lessons
Jennie Hall Pool
1025 26 St. S. St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 727-893-7725
Cost- $3.50 Child 3-12; Ages 13+ $4
Public Swim
Monday - Friday & Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CLOSED SATURDAY
Features: Main Pool, a flume slide, diving board, and swim lessons.
Lake Vista Pool
1450 60 Ave. S. St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 727-893-7745
Cost- $3.50 Child 3-12; Ages 13+ $4
Public Swim
Monday - Saturday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CLOSED SUNDAY
Features: Main pool, diving board, giant flume slide, aqua climb climbing wall and swim lessons
Northwest Pool
2331 60th St. N, St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 727-893-7723
Cost - $3.50 Child 3-12; Ages 13+ $4
Public Swim
Monday- Friday and Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Features: Main pool, diving board, giant flume slides, swim lessons & aqua climbing wall

St. Pete Beach Recreation Center
7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach, FL
Phone: 727-363-9245
Cost: Youth/Senior $2; Adults $3
Public Swim
Monday-Thursday, 10am-4pm; Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-3pm; Sunday, 12pm-3pm
Features: Main pool, two 30-foot twisting, tubular slides, zero-
depth splash zone (children's play area), and swim lessons
Walter Fuller Pool
7883 26 Ave. N. St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 727-893-7636
Public Swim
Cost - $3.50 Child 3-12; Ages 13+ $4
Monday - Friday & Saturday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Plus Monday 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m
Features: Main pool, wading pool, two slides, swim lessons low and high


Kids' Archery Camps
this Summer
ST. PETE BEACH- This summer,
Coach Dan McKaeg will be offering
two different Kids' Archery Camps at
the St. Pete Beach Community and
Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega
Drive. Students age 8 to 15 will learn
the proper techniques of archery
while shooting at targets, balloons,
and other objects and have fun while
doing it! Camp is offered the week of
July 18th; times vary depending on
age. Each week-long camp costs just
$45 per student, materials included.
To register your child for this exciting
camp, contact Coach Dan McKaeg at
727-536-6207.

Give a little, Get a lot
The Adults Mentoring Children
program needs caring volunteers age
30 and over to be mentors for children
throughout the county. Volunteers
are matched with children between
the ages of 3 and 15 who need a
caring adult to spend time with
them, be a positive role model, and
let them know that they are special.
The children are living with a single
parent who is working and going to
school and working, living with a
relative or in foster care.
No experience is necessary.
Background screening is required
for all volunteers, and they must
drive. There is never a cost, and
social activities and ongoing support
are provided by the staff. Spend 2 to
4 hours a week with a child doing
simple activities such as reading,
fishing, baking, gardening, doing a
craft, or visiting a park.
For more information, please call
Bev at 727-479-1841.



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who solves all problems, who lights all roads so
that I can attain my goal, you who give me the
divine gifts to forgive and forget all evil against
me and that in all instances of my life you are
with me, I want in this short prayer to thank
you for all things and confirm once again that I
never want to be separated from you, even in
spite of all material illusions. I wish to be with
you, in eternal glory. Thankyou for your mercy
toward me and mine. The person must say
this prayer for 3 consecutive days. After 3 days
the favor requested will be granted, even if it
may appear difficult. This prayer must be pub-
lished immediately after the favor is granted,
without mentioning the favor, only your initials
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3BR/1BA DUPLEX-Tile floors, Washer/Dryer
hook-up. Near Woodlawn Park. Section 8 Ok.
$1000/Mo. $500/Security. Available 6/1 1700
13th Ave. N. 727-463-5759.
1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT.- Gulfport, Near
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$550/Mo. + Security, Plus Utilities. 727-321-
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LAYLOW BUNGALOWS-2825 50th St. S. Apt.
#4. Large 1/1 with Walk-in Closet. $595/Mo.
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2BR/1 BA DUPLEX-Gulfport Art District. Great
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Hardwood/Tile Throughout. Private Backyard.
Laundry Room, CHA. $800/Mo. +Security.
Call Ed 727-688-9565.
5008 12TH AVE. S.-Rear Unit. 1 BR/1 BA. Tiled
Throughout, Clean. $550/Mo. $550/Security.
No Pets. Owner Pays Water. Drive by, then
Call Lance or Mary 727-410-5696 or 727-410-
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bay. Available furnished. Laundry on pemises.
813-340-9816
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Kitchen, Tile Floors, Fenced Yard, Garage,
Dogs Welcome. $795/Mo. plus Security. Avail-
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ST. PETERSBURG-1BR. 4340 37th St. S.
Beautifully Spacious Newly Renovated Con-
do, Large Living Room, Kitchen, Dining Area,
Bath Tile Floor, C/H/A, Pool, Private Parking,
Lawn Care & Much More. Must See! $550/Mo.
727-343-7332.
1BR APT. WITH LAKEVIEW-Clean & Quiet.
On Cul-de-Sac. Washer/Dryer. $650/Mo. A/C
& Utilities Included. Very Nice Condition! No
Dogs 727-637-4477.
FIVE TOWNS BEAUTIFUL- Waterview In
popular 55+. Updated, 1500 sf, 2BR/2BA.,
Corner Unit, Enclosed Balcony, Covered
Parking. W/D, Custom Window Treatments.
Planned Activities, Dances, Bingo, Cards, Bil-
liards, Exercise Room with Latest Equipment.
Yearly $900/mo. Gas, Water, Cable Included.
727-347-6030, 727-656-8800.

FOR RENT/SALE-55+, Town Shores, Large
1st Floor End Unit, 2BR/2BA Condo, Beau-
tifully Renovated, Walk to Beach. 727-360-
8043.
BLOCK HOME FOR RENT-2BR/1BA, Ga-
rage, Updated 1004sqft. Family room, W/D
hook-up, yearly. Call today. THE SUN TEAM
727-345-0099.
S. PASADENA BAY ISLAND-55+. Spec-
tacular Waterview. 1BR/1BA, Covered Park-
ing, 24hr Security. Million $ Clubhouse. Near
Beaches, Shopping, Transportation. $850/Mo.
352-394-6459.
4551 3RD AVE. S.- 2BR/1BA, $795 & Secu-
rity. Call Mickey the Realtor, 727-560-2508.
SO. PASADENA LARGE 1BR/1BA- Com-
pletely Remodeled, Newer Appliances, In-
cludes Basic Cable. $750/Mo., First, Last,
Security. Easy access to grocery. Quiet Com-
munity. Pool, Laundry. 727-543-3291.
GULFPORT LARGE 1BR/1BA APT.-Clean!
All Appliances, HVAC. Laundry on Premise.
Off St. Parking. 5 Blocks from Beach. $600/
Mo. $400/Security. 727-347-1017.
READY NOW-2BR Furnished Apt. Internet
Access and Off St. Parking Available. All utili-
ties included. Including Cable. $850/Mo. 727-
433-0005.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-1BR, Washer/
Dryer, Water included. $550 + small security
deposit. 28th Ave. S. & 56th St. 727-347-2909.

BAY ISLAND
ADMIRAL BLDG.
High floor. Large 1BR/1.5BA. 1120sqft. Wash-
er/Dryer, Covered Parking. $850/Mo. Fran
Hubert BEACH & LUXURYREALTY 727-360-
9264 or 727-580-9265.
KENWOOD 2520 1ST AVE. N.-Refurbished
1 BR Very Nice $525/Mo. Also 2BR Available
8/1 with extras. 727-543-1791. 727-729-0385.
PASADENA NEAR PUBLIX- 1BR, Excellent
Condition, $625/Mo. St. Pete Beach, Close to
Beach, Fishing, Shoppibng, $575/Mo. Water
Included Both. 345-7036.
2BR/2BA CONDO-825/Mo. Pool, Clubhouse,
Pool Table, Beautiful Ceramic Tile & Wood
Floors, Convenient Location, Cats Ok. Cable
Included. 5 minutes from Beach. So. Pasa-
dena. Les Chateaux Condominium (near Pub-
lix) 727-215-4997. William Bolanz BEACH &
LUXURY, INC.
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7321 CENTRAL AVE. LARGE CONDO-
1BR/1BA, Pool, Fitness, Exercise, Cable.
Cameras/Key Entry. $700/Mo., $500 Security.
Petless. Available 7/1.
www.parkcentraltowers.com
727-459-1151.
1BR/2BA PLUS OFFICE-Excellent Area. On
2nd floor with Deck. Private Drive and Patio.
W/D. $650/Mo. 2415 7th St. N. Perfect for Na-
ture Lover! 727-418-4885.
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.
NICE QUIET 1BR/1BA-Screened Back Porch,
Fenced Yard. Everything But Cable Included in
Rent of $800/Mo. $1500. gets you In. 5714
25th Ave. S. 727-289-9494.
1746 SCRANTON ST. S.- 3BR/1BA Tile/
Carpet Floors, W/D Hook-up, $900/Mo. $500
Security. Nice Neighborhood. Section 8 Okay.
727-463-5759.

PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $14 per
issue. Call 321-6965.
QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included.
$100/wk. and up. Housekeeper, possible live-
in. 727-289-3588.
GULFPORT 2BR DUPLEX-2107 55th St. S.,
$650/Mo. Clean, on Quiet Street. Ceramic
Tile. Central Air. Lots of rear parking. Great
neighbors. Small pet Ok. No Section 8 727-
418-2242
ST. PETE BEACH-1BR, $625/Mo. Newly
Renovated, includes Water/Garbage, Close to
Beach/Trolley 727-736-9200.



ST. PETE BEACH-Unfurnished/Furnished
Cozy 1BR. Cable, Waterfront, Pool, Patio,
Dock. Close to Rec. Center. $675/Mo. (yearly)
+Security. RALSTONS REALTY COMPANY
727-367-6702.

PASADENA
WATERFRONT
Bay Island 55+ Gated Community. 1BR/1BA
w/Wide Waterviews. Clubhouse, Pools, Close
to Beach. New Throughout w/Granite Coun-
tertops. Over $20K In Renovations. $850/Mo.
727-341-0023.
1BR AND LARGE EFFICIENCY-From $575 -
$695/mo. Includes Utilities. Great location. 1st
St. N. and 4th St. N. location. Call 345-5460.


LARGE, BEAUTIFUL HOME-Rent a wing!
$175/wk. Includes utilities & cable. Over 30
please. 727-459-6937.
ROOMS AVAILABLE IN PRIVATE-Homes
from $400-$500 Monthly. Applications and
Criminal Background Checks Required. Con-
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LADY TO RENT ROOM-in my Home. (Over
30). Private Bath, Cable, Kitchen & Laundry
Privileges. Call 727-347-5280.
ROOM FOR RENT-Gulfport. $475/Mo. Utili-
ties, Cable, Wi-Fi, W/D Included. On Bus Line.
Call for Info. Very Clean! 727-384-9154.


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LEASE WITH OPTION
Nice 3BR/1.5BA House. CHA, Completely
Renovated. Credit Check. Section 8 Ok. 3871
11th Ave. S. 727-343-7343 or 727-455-8998.
FOR SALE BY OWNER- 2BR/1BA, S. Pasa-
dena. C/H/A, New Fence, Sprinkler System.
$129,500.727-367-7024.
HOME + INCOME UNIT-Gulfport, (15th Ave.
S. & 54th St). 1200sq. 3BR/1.5BA. Cathedral
ceilings, All-tile floors, European cabinets,
skylights, etc. 300sq.' Efficiency (legal) nets
$400+ month. $125,000. By Owner. 727-323-
2549.

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Quick Closings! Ray Landes, NMLS#375456.
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CAUSEWAY VILLAGE-2BR/1.5BA, Carport,
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Lot #543. $5000. obo. Call for details 727-744-
2244.
TOWN SHORES 55+ - Buckingham # 307.
Nicely maintained 2/2 w/balcony, laundry,
fresh paint, newer carpet and covered park-
ing. Be a part of the fireworks @ $170,000.
Bull Sampson, Jr. BAIRD REALTY GROUP.
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