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Title: Gabber
Portion of title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: 07-07-2011
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
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Corey Sunset
see page 3

Safe Boating Course
see page 7

Gulfport Teen Helps
Clean Clam Bayou
see page 12

Summer One Acts
see page 13

Bending Steel
see page 14

Gulfport Sand
Castle Winners
see page 16

State Speaks
About Art Cruise
see page 25

Christmas in July
see page 28

City Whys-
Sewer Infiltration
see page 31

Gulfport July 4th
Celebration Photos
see page 42


since 19681


No. 223 Jul 7- Juy 13,2011S

Best of the Road Team in Gulfport By Melissa Lattman
" Technical Events Specialist Gail Biron sang "Welcome
to Gulfport" a song she wrote July 3 to welcome the
Rand McNally Best of the Road Rally team, Jim and
Bonnie Parr, to town.
People wearing hats made out of maps gathered
on the spacious front porch of the Peninsula
Inn. The Sunday afternoon reception was an
opportunity to meet Bonnie and Jim Parr. "The
Fun Finders" are the team visiting town as a
part of the Best of the Road Rally sponsored by
Rand McNally and USA Today.
The town is one of six finalists in the Best Town
S for Food category. The Parrs left New York
June 23 and must get to Los Angeles by July
14. Gulfport is the third of the six towns they
are visiting. All the towns in the contest have
S populations of less than 150,000 and Gulfport
Shas the second smallest population in the food
J See Best of the Road, page 3

Trash Tours
By Cathy Salustri
In light of recent trash, litter, and code
complaints voiced to Gabber staff in person and
on the newspaper's Facebook page and web site,
I opted to take a "trash tour" of my own over
Gulfport's roads and down her alleys.
While Keep Pinellas Beautiful took five
Gulfport residents and one city employee on
a 27-mile "community appearance survey" on
June 15, a small group of residents offer a back-
alley tour of their own. This tour takes people
down alleys and looks not just at litter but also
code violations. This is not what I did. I drove
randomly down some city streets; resident and
community activist Doug Hudson, who does give
the informal back alley tour, suggested certain
areas of the city for parts of my tour.
Doug Hudson and Gulfport Chief of Police
Robert Vincent asked to ride along with me, and
on last Friday afternoon the three of us set out to
see the city.
Parts of the tour were completely random - me
driving up and down rows of houses - while other
parts were areas Doug knew to have litter and
codes issues. Rather than provide you with
See Trash, page 20

Sculpting the 4th


The Lambert Family including Livia (pictured)
made a mermaid in the sand for the annual 4th
of July sand castle contest. Three sisters and
their families from North Carolina and Gulfport
designed and built the sand sculpture.
See Winners, page 16

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Best of the Road,
from front page
Although the Parrs live in
St. Petersburg they have only been to
Gulfport a few times.
"(Being in Gulfport) is a new
experience and we are glad it's a new
experience. It makes it more fair,"
Bonnie said
What were their initial impressions
of Gulfport?
"People are very enthused. Everyone
is not only enthused about the contest
but about the town. You get the feel
this is a city of art as well," Jim said.
What are some of the new
experiences in Gulfport as compared
to other towns?
"Getting to blow glass was a new
experience... (andhaving) the sampler
plates at each of the restaurants is a
real novel idea," Bonnie said.
Jim liked the history of the town
and the unique stores.
"One store offered me a glass of
wine. I could hang out while my wife
shopped. That is a classic idea," Jim
The Parrs started their retirement in
1996 with a cross-country trip. They
love traveling together and decided
to enter the contest to become a road
rally team.
"We love to travel and when we
read the contest rules. It looked like
something we could do... we're having
a ball. It's been an experience we'll
never forget," Bonnie said.

Corey Sunset
Come visit Corey Sunset Celebration
on Friday, July 8 from 6-10 p.m.
Corey Avenue is the heart of
downtown St. Pete Beach, the
Sunset Capital of Florida! Come and
discover the unique stores, specialty
shops, the theater, the wonderful
restaurants, art galleries, clothing
stores, imaginative gift shops, craft
and hobby shopping, beachwear
shops, and more. Visit this shopping
paradise by car or trolley... you'll be
delighted that you did!
Corey Sunset Celebration is
hosted by the Corey Area Business
Association (CABA) and takes place
on the second and fourth Friday of
every month, year round. For more
information on CABA please go to
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For more information on Corey Sunset
Celebration or to become a vendor or
performing artist, please call 727-
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Artist Reception at
Cakewalk Gallery
Cakewalk Gallery announces an
opening reception with international
artists Agnes Black, Lynn Morris
and Tamira taking place at the

gallery on 1114 Central Avenue
in St. Petersburg on July 9 from
5-9 p.m. The exhibition will run
through August 9th.
These three artists enjoy
collaborating on events and inspiring
each other in their artistic pursuits.
They created a colorful show which
features works in media such as oil,
acrylic, watercolor and batik. The
show explores artistic and magical
expression of color throughout
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Open House at Gulfport
Recreation Center
On Friday, July 15, the Gulfport
Recreation Center will offer an Open
House from 10 a.m. - noon as part of
the "It Starts with Parks" program.
Take a tour of the Center to see what
programs, activities and classes are
available. For more information,
contact 727-893-1068.

Fishing Derby Winners!
There was some big casting going
on during the Annual Kids Fishing
Derby hosted by the Gulfport Marina.
Approximately 60 children along
with their parents joined in the fun.
The kids caught some pretty hefty
fish on Boca Ciega bay on July 4th,
catch and release of course!
The big winners of the day were
Jimmy Brooks (6 and under) with
a 11" Trout, Brannigan Jenkins
(7-8) with a 14" Lady Fish, Justin
Hawkins (9-10) with a 16 1" Red Fish
and Allie Burke (11-12) with a 17"
Stingray. All of these winners won
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of 4 boat ride to Egmont Key won
by Andrew Scanlon, Tied Belcher,
Ciera Scott and Nicole Bullus. The
Grand prize (a $400 value) was a
private fishing charter for 4 from
the Gulfport Municipal Marina from
Captain Brett Gaskill and was won
by Selena Ramerez.
A big thank you to Joe Gunther from
O' 1.ildyv's for supplying the great
food and drinks for the registered
kids and their families.

Senior Luau
The Hawaiian Luau tickets are
available at the Senior Center
at 5501 27th Avenue S. in
Gulfport. This tropical event is on
Wednesday, July 27 at 1:30 p.m. and
includes refreshments, Hawaiian
entertainment, Best Hawaiian Shirt
Contest, Hula Contest, door prizes,
opportunities drawings and more!
Tickets are $3.00 in advance and $5
at the door, if available. For more
information, contact Sue at 727-
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3rd Annual Sizzlin
Summer: Taste of
the Beaches
The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of
Commerce will be host its 3rd Annual
Sizzlin Summer: Taste of the Beaches
celebration at the St. Pete Beach
Community Center (7701 Boca
Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach, FL) on
Saturday, July 23rd. The festivities
of this summer bash include live
and silent auctions, raffles, samples
from over 20 restaurants, dancing,
live music, beer, wine and much
more! This event is sponsored by
Bright House and
The event is from 6-9 p.m. The cost
to attend is $20 for members and $30
for non-members. You must register

with the Tampa Bay Beaches
Chamber of Commerce by contacting
Amanda Page, 727-360-6957 or

Benefit Bowling
On July 23 at 1:30 p.m., The S.A.L.
Squ 125 is hosting the 2nd annual
bowling tournament in memory of
their lost dear member and friend,
Donny Boyd at Ten Pin Lanes, 1453
Pasadena Avenue S. For all who
knew Donny, they certainly realize
what a great loss this was not only as
a friend, but also as a never-ending
worker for charitable causes.
Proceeds from this event will be
shared (50% Hospice, 50% various
other S.A.L. charities). You can help

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Meet and greet your fellow merchants in the So49 neighborhood.
Light refreshments will be provided


by donating prizes to be awarded to
the bowlers (dinners to restaurants,
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tournament, or by lane sponsorship
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Tour Barbara
Gilberg Habitat
By Natalie Leggette
Join me for a tour of the park on
July 14 at 10 a.m. when the topic
will be "Turf and Trees". Learn
how the way you maintain your
turf will affect your trees. Anyone
who has a group can contact me at
384-0701 to tour the park.
Barbara Gilberg Habitat is located
at 1600 Pasadena Avenue next to the
electronic billboard on Shore Drive.

Voluneer Office
Help Needed
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is seeking a Receptionist/Office
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4th Street, N., Suite 100, in St.
Petersburg. Interested parties may
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3rd Annual Tangerine Blues Fest

Gulfport, Florida
on the Tangerine Greenway
(Cornar of 4fth St. S. and Tangerne Ave. S.)
September 24th, 2011 - 4:00 to 10:00 pm

Party for the Paws!
Party for the Paws! to benefit Pet
Pal Animal Shelter will be held
on Friday, July 8, from 6-10 p.m.
at Ferg's Sports Bar and Grill in
downtown St. Petersburg. Food, fun,
gift drawings, live entertainment by
80s cover band Screamin' Donkey
and an opportunity to meet Lotus,
the rescued puppy found floating in
a St. Pete canal on May 4th. Tickets
are $5 at the door which includes a
complimentary drink. All proceeds
raised will benefit Pet Pal's homeless
animals and emergency medical fund.
For more information, contact Pet
Pal Animal Shelter at 727-328-7738
or visit www.petpalanimalshelter.

Circle of Friends
The Gulfport library has a new
volunteer support group. Come join
and see the fun! Membership is $10
per year and as a gift you'll receive a
free book.
The Circle of Friends Book Shop is
now open in the library. There are

books, CDs, DVDs, kids books and
magazines for fun, fashion, food,
frogs and fanatics. Hard cover books
are only $2.
They graciously accept donations
in good shape. They do not accept
8-track tapes.
The Gulfport library is located at
5501 28th Ave. S. For information
contact the library at 727-321-6965.

Music that Moves You
Gulfport's City of Imagination and
the Brazilian band 0 Som Do Jazz
partners to present "Oba Oba Bossa
Nova" at the Catherine Hickman
Theater at 4 p.m. on Sunday
afternoon, July 24. 0 Som Do Jazz

of South Pasadena
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Monday July 1 11h

recaptures the grace, energy and
spirit of 1960s Brazilian Bossa Nova
& samba-jazz. Rio de Janeiro singer
Andrea Moraes Manson leads the
6-piece band through selections from
their upcoming new release. The
international group also includes
S~o Paulo keyboardist Regis, NYC
drummer Mark, Columbian bassist
Alejandro, Cuban guitarist Alfredo,
trombonist David and saxophonist
Austin. For more information
regarding 0 Som Do Jazz, please see
The Hickman is located at 5501
27th Ave. S. in Gulfport. General
admission is $10.

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Corey Merchants Host
Christmas in July Sales
Join the merchants on Corey
Avenue for a week of Christmas in
July! Starting on Saturday, July 9th
and running through July 16th from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. merchants will offer
sales, discounts, BOGO's and door
This year the merchants have
teamed up with The Christmas
Toy Shop Project during their 90th

Publix Plaza
Has moved to
1103 34th St. S
St. Pete, FL.
Acrossfrom Gibbs High





Year celebration of serving needy
children in Pinellas County. The
Christmas Toy Shop is a non-profit,
all-volunteer organization. The Toy
Shop is open year round collecting
and refurbishing toys for distribution
during Christmas.
Participating Corey Area stores
will have a drop box for collecting
donated toys for the fund raiser.
New and gently used toys will be
accepted. Corey Avenue is located
just off Gulf Blvd. in downtown



Gulfport 2011 Finalist


June 23-July 23

Gulfport restaurants offering their own
"Best of the Road Sampler Plate"
* Backfin Blue Cafe * Habana Cafe
* Isabelle's at Peninsula Inn & Spa
* Island Flavors and 'Tings * La Cote
Basque Winehouse * O'Maddy's Bar
and Grille * Peg's Cantina & Brewpub
* Neptune Grill * Pia's Trattoria
* Smokin' J's BBQ * Stella's Deli

St. Pete Beach. Sponsored by the
Corey Area Business Association and
The Christmas Toy Shop Project,
Inc. For more information call 727-
498-8778 or 727-898-3962.

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 Call the
Recreation Department at 363-9245
for more information.

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The regular price for adopting cats
is $55 for adults and $65 for kittens
less than one year. Specials include:
1. Free Over 3 - All cats 3 years and
older are free on Wednesdays.
2. Thursday Special: All kittens
under 1 year - Adopt one for $65, save
a second life at no additional cost.
Adopters must purchase a cardboard
carrier or upgrade. For kitten
special: one cardboard carrier for two
is included. Upgrade option: get a
plastic carrier for just $18.99.
3. All Month Long - Adult cats (1
year +)) are going BOGO in July.
Adopt one adult cat for $55 and adopt
another at no additional charge. If
you have room for one, you might
have room for two. Adoption fee
includes cardboard carriers for each
cat. Upgrade your carrier for just $10
more per carrier.
Feline adopters can now purchase
Kitty Take-Home Packages at the
SPCA Pet Boutique! Package includes
1 stylish break away kitty collar, 1
bag of litter, 1 litter box, scoop and
a cat toy for only $20.
Canine Summer Specials include:
Dogs Under 25 lbs. -- $180 covers
the adoption and includes 30" crate,
leash, collar, 2 feeding bowls and
waste bag holder with refill bags.
Dogs 25 - 70 lbs. -- $75 covers the
adoption and includes: 36" crate,

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Starting June 1st
Tues. 10:30 - 5:30
Wed - Sat 12:30 - 5:30
Closed Sunday & Monday
Art Walks Open Til 10:00pm

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leash, collar, 2 feeding bowls and
waste bag holder with refill bags.
Dogs 70+ lbs. -- $70 covers the
adoption and includes: leash, collar,
2 feeding bowls, 1 toy and 1 grooming
Adoption specials will apply
while supplies last! Items of equal
or greater value may be substituted.
Preview adoptables at www. or visit 9099
130th Ave. N. in Largo.

Table Tennis
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.

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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
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Background screening is required
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are provided by the staff. Spend 2 to
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simple activities such as reading,
fishing, baking, gardening, doing a
craft, or visiting a park.
For more information, please call
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Metaphysical Community Church
1950 2nd Ave. No., St.Petersburg
7/10, Sunday Service 11:00 am
Guest Speaker, Ernie Chu
"Naked Spirituality" How the Invisible
World Effects Everything
Workshop topic, JOHN OF GOD, 1 pm
Monday, A Course in Miracles, 7 pm
Starting, Sat, AUG 13,
KABALAH, with Louise Fimlaid
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United Fellowship
5721 Central Ave.
Do you cherish your doubts? You might be
a Unitarian Universallist and not know it.
Join us for a free and responsible search
for truth and meaning.
Discussion - 10:15 AM
Program - 11:00 AM

Pilgrim Congregational
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You Are Always Welcome
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am
Nursery Available
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Wednesday Healing Eucharist 12 pm
Our Thrift Store
is open Saturdays
from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Proceeds benefit Food Pantry
Food Pantry is Open
1st & 3rd Sundays from: 10 am to 12:30 pm
3747 34th St. South St. Petersburg, FL 33711
(727) 867-7015


Vacation Bible School
Pasadena Baptist Church is
offering a free Vacation Bible School
for children ages 5 years through
5th grade July 11-15 from 9 a.m. to
12 noon. The church is located at 635
64th Street S. Call 727-345-6042.

Inspirational Luncheon
Join the people of St. Petersburg
Aglow Lighthouse for a spirituallunch
with their guest speaker, Sherral
Grossi, of Spring Hill. The meeting
is on Saturday, July 16 at 11:30 a.m.
at Piccadilly Restaurant, 1900 34th
Street N. in St. Petersburg. In order
to use the restaurant facility, a food
purchase (large or small) is required.
Call 727-327-9070 or 727-348-3587.

Engraved Bricks
for Dogs?
Be a part of the new Memory Garden
patio in the Gulfport Presbyterian
church courtyard, 5313 27 Avenue
S. Have brick pavers engraved in
memory of relatives and other special
people. How about pets, departed or
still with us?
The church invites the public to join
in making the patio special. Brick
size is 4"x8". Maximum characters/
spaces per paver is 12 characters/

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welcoming, inclusive, small congregation.

5313 27th Ave. S. 727-321-8086

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10:30 AM

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spaces per line, 3 lines. Cost is $50
per paver. Pay by cash or check made
out to Gulfport Presbyterian Church.
The church will provide a form for
submitting your order and you will
receive a proof copy of the paver
before it is engraved.
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or em ail to gulrl ,.Iil-..' i .i, For information, call Nancy
any time at 321-6547, Lavon evenings
at 866-3814 or Pastor Micki Robinson
mornings at 321-8086.

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The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz
Society will present two summer jazz
On Thursday, July 21st, Bob Leary
and the Three Thin Guys will play
from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Banquet
Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. in Pinellas
Park. Admission is $5. Call 727-
On Thursday, August 18th, Bobby
Tess and the Dixie ('hli.., will play
from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Banquet
Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. in Pinellas
Park. Admission is $5. Call 727-

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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.
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The Carneros Wine Region in California AVA (American Viticulture Area) is
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for its natural beauty, its commitment to community and to the preservation
of our environment. If you drive North from San Francisco and the Peninsula,
across the Golden Gate or Bay Bridge, East from Marin County, West from the
East Bay and South from Sacramento, you will find yourself in Carneros and
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cool climate appellation, Carneros has long been known for its unassailable
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West Coast Orchid
Society to Meet
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
speaker, Reuben Saleda, from Miami
will give a presentation on "Encyclia's
and their hybrids at 7:30 p.m.
Visitors welcome, free parking,
orchid sale, raffles, refreshments. For
more information call 727 420-7230.

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,
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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
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The Prodigal Cow
The Grim Reaper

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the United States including two from Pinellas County. Enjoy all 12
plays (each is less than 12 minutes) in one evening.

July 7th -July 17th
Thur - Fri - Sat @ 8pm and Sun @ 2pm
Catherine Hickman Theater 26th & Beach Blvd.

Tickets $15.00 - Available at Eileen's Resale Boutique,
Gulfport Beach Bazaar, Gulfport Casino,
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
or Reserve by phone - 727-322-0316

ST. PETERSBURG- Campers made their own tongs by filing, bending, heating
and hammering steel. The hands-on experience with blacksmith Jerry Jones
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The Power of Now
This is a free 8-week seminar/
discussion presented by Rev.
Ted Leitho based on the book by
Eckhart Tolle. Class will be held on
Saturday, 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.

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.



Anime Afternoons
at the Library
The Gulfport Public Library
Teen Summer Reading program
will have Anime Afternoons on
Fild.i - 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
28th Ave. S. or call 727-893-1074
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Dear Editor: This is in regard to the
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unhappy as a person that you feel
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colored paper or plastic plates,
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Trash, from front page

a blow-by-blow description of what
we saw, we've created a photo album
on the Gabber's web site, complete
with photos.
After my tour, I spoke with
Bruce Earling, the city's lone code
enforcement officer, about codes
issues. I spoke with public works
director Don Sopak about trash issues
before the tour.
Here's what the city told me:
*70% of the city's properties are
rentals, according to Mr. Sopak, which
can make some issues a challenge.
The tenant may see something as
the landlord's responsibility, while
the landlord may see it as a tenant-
related issue.
*On the day we went out, the city
had 21 calls in for special pickups.
We saw more than 21 piles of trash.
*The city's code enforcement
department consists of one person,
Bruce Earling. He job includes
routine patrols of the city when
not answering complaints, talking
to residents to help them comply
with local codes, write letters, issue
citations and write up reports. He
has no clerical help, although the city
has discussed automating the phone
system and moving the woman who
answers the phones to his office to
help part-time.
*Asking police officers to perform
code enforcement duties could,
according to Chief Vincent, jeopardize
law enforcement efforts. For example,
if an officer approached a house to
talk to a resident about a broken
window and found drugs inside, the
court might not accept the evidence
because of how the officer gained
access to the home.
What did we see? Lots of little
things, like cars parked in the right-
of-way and grass that could use a
trim. We also saw big things, like
piles of mattresses stacked almost
out of sight behind a fence, mounds of
mulch and dirt out by the road - with
greenery growing in the piles, an
indication of how long the pile had sat
there. Likewise, we saw brush piles
that had sat out long enough for the
brush to turn brown. We saw lots and
lots of litter. Ward four had several
alleys that were lined with piles of
trash and litter. We saw houses with
windows missing, holes in the side of

the homes, and boarded up windows
and doors.
We saw much more, but we'll let you
look at the photos yourself.
After taking the Keep Pinellas
Beautiful tour, vice mayor David
Hastings went on a sidecar tour of
the alleys with Al and Cindy Davis.
Although during the Keep Pinellas
Beautiful tour the vice mayor scored
the city streets as 1.52 on a scale of
one to four (one for the least litter
and four for the most), he said what
he saw along some of Gulfport's alleys
showed a different side of his city.
"It looks like a Hollywood set - the
front of the house is really nice and
neat, and then you go around back
and say, 'Is this the same house?' It
was really disappointing," he said.
As a result he has asked city council
to workshop ordinances pertaining to
code enforcement and examine "the
whole issue of what it is that Bruce
does throughout the city. It's a good
time for us to look at the codes and
see what can be done."
Here's what the city's elected ward
representatives said about the trash
and litter issue:
*Jennifer Salmon said she believes
that putting trash out in alleys too
early contributes to the problem. She
said she used to think that "maybe
this is an example where complaints
make sense," but now she thinks a
straightforward code enforcement
policy that is enforced uniformly
would work better "because some
people might think they're being
She also said that, while she knows
good landlords exist and she knows
some personally, "there are probably
bad ones are relying on our code
enforcement [and] our police to keep
our properties safe."
Councilwoman Salmon also added
"We still have a lot of older
homeowners who are doing a good job
of keeping up their homes, but some
of the homes [mentioned by residents
in the past] were older homeowners,
and you have to be really thoughtful
of older homeowners. You have to
come up with other ways of dealing
with it."
In all, she said, she favors "what's
good for the environment" and things
that will "keep up property values."
*Sam Henderson told us he
understands the group that "wants

to go further in code enforcement.
I'm willing to look at that, because
I like to live in a community where
the yards are kept nice and there's no
trash around."
However, he said, he thinks the city
will have a tough time drawing a
harder line.
"I don't think you can legislate
character," he said, saying that at
the core of making an area look nice
is respect for one's home and one's
Councilman Henderson admits that
litter is a problem but worries that
harsher code enforcement would also
bring problems.
"I think we get a lot more litter over
here. I don't think the codes are faulty,
because the other side of that, which
I don't think we have the ability to
do, is hard code enforcement. That's
several people all day driving around
doing that...We'd be accused in the
first five days of trying to generate
revenue," he said.
He agreed with Councilwoman
Salmon that people setting out their
trash too early contributes to the
problem, but he also said that he
feels part of the solution lies with the
residents, not just the city.
"I feel like there's a great deal
of personal responsibility. I think
if someone's violating code, they
have the obligation [to call code
enforcement]. If it's impacting their
quality of life enough, then yes, they
should call. I wish more people took
part in it, but I don't want to punish
everybody because of the lowest
common denominator," he said.
He also sees a lot of vacant
properties that the city must try and
maintain by cutting grass and other
"I don't think it's the taxpayer's
responsibility to pay for services for a
delinquent property owner," he says
of these properties. He adds that his
ward seems hit hard by the economy.
"It's hard for this ward; we have a
ton of renters and a ton of landlords
that didn't intend to be landlords," he
He also added that he doesn't feel
the situation has changed in his
ward, only that citizens had brought
an existing state of affairs to light.
"Sadly enough, we have a lot of
people who don't take personal
responsibility," he said
*Barbara Banno wants the city to "do
Gabber July 7-July 13, 2011

a better job on educating our citizens
on the sanitation and trash process
and schedule." She also wants the
city to enforce any code violations,
and, she said.
"As citizens we all need to be
accountable for keeping our city clean.
I want people to take responsibility
and care about the city that we
live in. The only way to keep them
accountable is by code enforcement,"
she added.
*David Hastings, as mentioned,
wants the city to bring the issues to
workshop. Hastings met with Bruce
and the city manager to discuss the
situation. He also made a suggestion:
A special magistrate to deal with
code enforcement cases. The city will
discuss these issues at an upcoming
"We may get in there and I may
be the only one who thinks we have
a problem," he added, but, "if this is
what residents want, I'm all for it."

Contact Cathy Salustri at
To find the photo album of the
pictures from the Trash Tour,
visit and click
on the "Photo Album icon" at
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Openings for Artists and Crafters
The Gulfport Merchants Association'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.
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Arts & Crafts Mondays
The Garden Club of St. Petersburg,
at the corner of Park Street and
5th Ave. S. offers a series of Arts &
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
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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:
* 7/11 Turning your old and broken
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* 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-
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Join them for a fun opportunity to
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20 Went bad
21 Farrow, of flicks
22 Infinitesimal
23 Ermine or sable
24 Invoke bad luck, sup-
27 "_ the ramparts ..."
29 Gunpowder ingredient
31 Musician Lovett
32 Gone by
33 Eliot Feld ballet
34 History book
36 Bringers of good
fortune, purportedly
42 WW11 intelligence
43 Grandiose poetry
44 Bluesman Rawls
45 Brewery kiln
48 "If Have You":

1976 hit song
49 Lea lady
50 Feared felines
53 "Evil Woman" band,
55 Tic- -toe
56 Bracelet site
57 Teheran natives
60 Cigar dropping
61 Good luck charm
64 Turner, of soul
65 Spanish city
66 Sea eagle
67 Rebellion leader
68 University staffer
69 Dreaded snake


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2 Carson's replacement
3 Frills, ribbons,
ruffles, etc.
4 Blockhead
5 Break a commandment
6 Chop
7 Absence of
societal values
8 Lubricate more
9 Piano part

10 Ocean access route
11 "Animal Farm" author
12 Strike out
14 Barely brown
18 Seed centers
24 Greek meeting place
25 Chief magistrate
26 Bulgar or Croat
27 Lout
28 Trip starter?
30 "The Unanswered
Question" composer
34 North Carolina college
35 Lists
37 Campus military org.
38 Tax form pros
39 Stage star Duse
40 Theater section
41 Take to court
45 Get
46 Alcan Highway site
47 Perfumed bag
48 _ pentameter
51 Composer
52 Hunger for
54 McKee, of westerns
57 Like not
58 Charged particles
59 Dance school lesson
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By Holiday Mathis
ARIES (March 21-April 19). If you
don't know how to communicate
with others, working and/or creating
with them will be a joyless process.
So you commit to learning about the
various people you'll deal with this
week. It will take a conscious effort,
and probably more time than you
anticipated, to establish a rapport,
but you'll get there.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You
enjoy a superb reputation for doing
what you do well, and yet you don't
always accept the praise you're given.
Stop trying to deflect attention or
spread around the credit that rightly
belongs to you. Show your confidence
now, or you'll likely receive fewer
opportunities and less money than
you deserve.
GEMINI (Il.,y 21-June 21). Being
in love with another person does
not resolve all problems and create
earthly nirvana. Maybe there is
some way that it could, but given
the current complexities of life, that
way hasn't presented itself yet. This
week you'll be accepting the reality of
a relationship and working out a few
practical solutions.
CANCER (June 22-July 22).
Group dynamics are tricky. Fun and
productivity sometimes go hand-
in-hand, but not always. You could
laugh and have a good time while
nothing gets done. Or you could be
overly serious and amazingly prolific.
Your best bet is to make sure you and
the others have a common goal and
everyone keeps it in mind.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll
experience many emotions this week.
Feelings of jealousy or envy could
arise. These states of mind are caused
by low self-esteem, which occurs from
time to time in any normal human
being. If you feel a little insecure,
do something to help you get back to
your usual confident self-assurance.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Maybe
you need more help or just a different

perspective. It's time to concern
yourself with your own fun. When you
try too hard to make sure everyone
is happy, you rip yourself off. Plus,
you make it hard for others to relax,
because they feel their fun comes at
the expense of yours. It doesn't have
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You
spend so much of your time working
to keep everything going smoothly for
the people around you. Remember to
stop and ask yourself where you fit
into the picture. Check in to see how
you feel, and gauge your happiness
with all that's going on. Make sure
you're still excited about this life
you've built.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll
try what is new, and this makes you
creative. It may be scary for you to
approach the unknown and ask
questions, but you realize you have
to start somewhere. Sometimes you'll
be welcomed, and other times you'll
have to work harder for acceptance
and approval, but you'll always get it
in the end.
21). You'll easily get in synch with
those around you. You physically
match the pacing and movements of
others, and they relax and open up
to you. You will learn as you listen
to stories and instruction. You'll also
bear witness to and be an important
part of some amazing teamwork.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
You like to have company, but not
all of the time. You prefer to be alone
for long stretches so that you can
concentrate totally on what you need
to accomplish. You'll have this luxury
more than usual this week. Your solo
work will be satisfying, as well as
enlightening and productive.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You
have many insights to impart this
week. Be careful not to interrupt
those around you who may be moving
at a much slower pace. If you are
patient enough to hear people out,

you'll acquire interesting knowledge.
And your opportunities will grow
with every new fact you learn.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You
have certain habits that are so much
a part of your everyday life that you
don't even think of them as behaviors
anymore. Rather, they are just what
you do when you are "doing you." But
you're changing this week, and you
could decide that a certain habit is
unnecessary or even destructive and
do away with it.
This Week's Birthdays: You'll
attract attention because of your
knowledge, your physical appearance
or just because you enjoy being in
the spotlight. It will feel great to
be recognized and applauded in the
next six weeks. A relationship grows
closer, and you'll have an adventure
with a loved one in August. September
brings a new chapter in your family
life. October brings a creative
breakthrough. Changes in the way
you handle your finances will allow
you to do something you've wanted to
do for a long time.

Music at Gulfport
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As of Monday, June 20th, the
Beach Pavilion #6 will be closed
for repair. Keep watching this
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The State Speaks About
Gulfport ArtCruise
By Cathy Salustri
GULFPORT - Based on citizen
comment on last week's story about a
citizen complaint about the ArtCruise,
the Gabber contacted the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection and questioned them
about their investigation of the
Ana Gibbs, External Affairs
Manager, told us the following:
"Based on a compliant we received,
on June 23, 2011, a compliance
inspection was conducted on both
the Submerged Lands Lease, as well
as their Environmental Resource
Permit for the City of Gulfport
docking facility. It was found to be in
compliance with all lease and permit
conditions. The inspection included
snorkeling the area of concerns to
determine whether the cruise ship had
impacted any resources (seagrasses
or the bottom). An inspector took
depth measurements and found no
evidence of prop dredging."
In addition, the Gabber asked DEP
about the status of the complaint
from the same resident about local
kayak tour and rental outfit, Kayak
Nature Adventures.
"Based on the information provided
by a complainant (pictures were
provided), the kayak business was
not operating within the Submerged
Lands Lease area. During the site
inspection, the kayaks were not
present," Ms. Gibbs told the Gabber.
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ArtCruise from the Casino. This is
what Ms. Gibbs said:
"DEP informed the City of Gulfport
of the conditions contained within
the city's Submerged Lands Lease.
Please contact the city for further
information regarding its decision
relating to the ArtCruise."
As stated in last week's article,
Gulfport city manager Jim O'Reilly
indicated he suggested a change of
venue to avoid any further potential

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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?
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 "Mly
Best Armchair Trip, Taken Through
Reading a Book." For August it's i My
Ultimate Dream Trip." Entries should
be 300 words and will be judged on
originality, adherence to the contest
theme, vocabulary and style.
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In conjunction with the City
of Treasure Island Emergency
Management, the National Weather
Service is offering Weather Spotter
training classes on July 21st at
the Treasure Island City Hall
Auditorium, 120 108th Avenue.
Basic training is from 7-8 p.m. and
Advanced training is from 8-9 p.m.
Call 727- ".17-4590.
The City of Treasure Island
Emergency Management will host
two free severe weather seminars
for those who wish to participate in
the National Weather Service (NWS)

severe weather spotters are an
integral part of the NWS severe
weather warning program because
they are the eyes and ears of the
NWS. Emergency response officials,
amateur radio operators, and the
general public are all encouraged to
A person must be at least 18 years
of age to be an official spotter for
the NWS and to receive a certificate
of training. However, families are
encouraged to attend to learn how to
protect themselves during times of
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severe weather cloud identification
and reporting. The Advanced
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on sea breeze fronts, lightning
patterns, visualizing instability, and
hurricanes. The National Weather
Service will issue a warning for only
one or both of the following reasons;
Doppler radar detects severe weather
or SKYWARN spotters report severe

"Christmas in July"
The Christmas Toy Shop Project,
Inc., is continuing the celebration
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.
A list of toy drop-off locations
may be obtained on their website,, or by calling
the organization. If you would like to
make a monetary donation or other
type of sponsorship, please contact
them at 727-898-3962 or email
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Gabber July 7-July 13, 2011

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

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.

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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
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Foreign high school students are
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semester and year homestay
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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 by finding
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
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Declutter Time
Please let Sophie's Attic help you
clear out your closets, garage and shed
of all those unwanted and unused
items. All donations are desperately
needed and greatly appreciated.
Donations are accepted at the church
office Monday through Friday from
9 a.m. to noon at 2728 53rd St. S.
or call the church office at 321-3620
for pack up or pick up of donations.
Thrift store hours are Friday and
Saturday from 9-12 for shopping and
Sophie's Attic is a mission outreach
to the community by the First United
Methodist Church of Gulfport.

Attention 49th
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Business Association for their annual
SoSocial, a community networking
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5:30-7 p.m. The SoSocial will be
held at Island Flavors and 'Tings,
1411 49th Street S., Gulfport. Light
refreshments and beverages will
be provided. Come on by, meet and
greet your fellow merchants in the
So49 neighborhood.
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promote the 49th Street South
business corridor and embedded
residential communities. Using
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City of Gulfport: Sewer Infliltration
Q: This question is for Public Works. Can you explain how you know
the city's sanitary sewer or storm water system has an infiltration problem
and how much it's costing the city? Also, how do you fix it?
A: Gulfport's public works director Don Sopak records rainfall, ground
water elevation and sewer flow pumped to the city of St. Petersburg every
day. His records show that when Gulfport gets what he calls "a large
amount of rainfall," Gulfport pumps more water into the St. Petersburg
sewage system than on dry days.
"When we have a higher water table it allows more ground water to enter
our pipes and system," he explains. "This excess water that infiltrates the
system is then added to our sanitary sewer flow. The cost to treat the sew-
age is based on our contract with St. Petersburg."
The city currently pays St. Petersburg $2.532 per million gallons.
The city combats these infiltration issues by cleaning and monitoring on
camera (televising) the system. This helps public works figure out which
repairs the system needs the most.
"Cleaning and televising provide the opportunity to prioritize and sched-
ule repairs needed based on the degree of defects in the lines," Mr. Sopak
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RECREATION WEBSITE-www. and follow the links:
City Departments, Leisure services,
Rec. Center.
Open Gym- Tues., 6-9 p.m. Annual
reg. $2 res./$2 non-resident
TEEN NIGHT - Teens, age's middle
school to 17. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9
p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$4 non-res.

going Registration continues from
9 a.m. -5 p.m. for the 2011 Summer
Recreation Program for children who
have completed Kindergarten thru
age 14. Proof of residency is required
for registration. Hours of registra-
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a.m.-5:00 p.m. Annual registration
fees are $15/residents and $100/non-
residents. Detailed pricing is current-
ly available at the Recreation Center,
5730 Shore Blvd. S. or by calling 893-

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CLASSES - Call instructor for
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* Body Sculpt - Call Billie at 239-313-
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* Fencing - Wed., 5:30 p.m. Call Jim
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* Gymnastics-Call Barbara at 804-
* Karate - Mon. & Thurs., 6:30 p.m.
Call Diane at 459-1399.
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.
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* Yoga - Call Valerie at 557-4258.
BORHOOD CENTER on Wed., from
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The City of Gulfport will now allow
bicycles on the Tomlinson Lake Skate
Park on SUNDAYS only for a trial pe-
Effective October 1st, all skaters/
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 - F,-ii 1.i, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Gulfport Library

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

Gulfport Creative Short Sto-
ry Writers: Next meeting will be
Wednesday, July 13 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.

"One World, Many Stories," with
Diann Morningstar. Wednesday at
2:00 pm, through August 10. Enjoy
this weekly children's summer read-
ing program, plus some games, crafts
and snacks.

"Anime Afternoons for Teens,"
with Sheri Stanley. Friday at 2:00
pm, through August 12. Watch and
learn about this popular Japanese-in-
spired cinematic art form while enjoy-
ing some delicious snacks.

"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:the library
at 893-1074.

"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 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1231

New: GEMS Express: GEMS clients are
encouraged to try out our new express
trips to South Pasadena on Fridays when
we make hourly trips. If you are a quick
shopper, this is the run for you! Call
GEMS at 893-2242 for more info.

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.

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
this 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.
Gabber July 7 - July 13, 2011

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.

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

Support Groups
Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at
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./893-1o7o
Faith Cathedral International Church:
9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays;
4th Sunday Bible Study
Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm

5501 27th Ave. So.
Gulfport Community Players
Twelve original plays

July 7-17
Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Sun. Matinee, 2 p.m.

Tickets $15, Available at Gulfport
Casino, Eileen's Resale Boutique,
Beach Bazaar & the Gulfport
Chamber of Commerce or
call 727-322-0316


5500 Shore Blvd. So.

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,
8-10:30pm Practica/Milonga
Every Wednesday
Swing Dance
6-7pm Collegiate Shag lesson
7-8pm East Coast Swing lesson
8-11 pm Swing Dance $7
Thursday, July 7
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82, of St. Pete Beach passed away
Thursday June 30, 2011, at her
home. She was a member of the St.
Casimir's Lituanian Mission and
the Lithuanian American Club. She
moved to this area in 1991 from
Shoreland Hills, IN. She is survived
by her beloved husband, John of 45
years; brother, Pranas Sakalauskas;
niece, Eva Pietralz; nephew, Zbigniew
and wife Slawomira Wojcil and their
family. Visitation will be Wednesday,
July 6, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at Beach
Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.
Catholic Mass will be held Thursday
July 7, 2011 at 10 am at Holy Name
of Jesus Catholic church, Gulfport.
SHANNON, Joan E., 64, of Gulfport,
passed away Monday, June 20,
2011, at Hospice House Woodside.
Born in New London, CT, she was a
waitress at Gigi's Italian Restaurant
in South Pasadena for 26 years. She
received her AA degree from Brevard
Community College, her BA degree
from Rollins College, and completed
2 and yearss at Stetson College of
Law. Friends are gathering from 6-8
p.m. on Tuesday, July 5th, at Gigis
in South Pasadena to celebrate her
life. Online memorial & guestbook
at Brett
Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

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12-hour Sculptural Welding class
at the Industrial Arts Center
July 16-23. Seats are filling fast for
this in-depth basic class that is limited
to only four students. The class is
open to students ages 12 to adult,
making it a great opportunity for kids
and parents to share this summer.
Three 4-hour sessions are scheduled
on two Saturday afternoons and a
Wednesday evening. Students will
make one or more finished pieces.
Sculptural Welding will explore
basic cold-fabrication techniques
in steel to create small-scale
sculptural steel ornaments for the
home or garden. Course will include
properties of materials, comparison
and contrast of different welding
techniques, equipment safety,
collection of available materials,
design, material preparation, design
execution, finishing, and display.
The instructor will also be offering
a broad spectrum of small-scale
items from his canon to demonstrate
the breadth of possibilities in this
exciting medium.
The instructor is part-time Gulfort
artist Jonathan Schork. "Sculptural
Welding is a terrific way to cultivate
creativity," says Schork. "This
beginning course is designed as
an introduction to the techniques
necessary to explore this medium."
Sculptural Welding will meet
Saturday, July 16, 12-4 p.m.,
Wednesday, July 20, 6-10 p.m. and
Saturday, July 23, 12-4 p.m. The
Industrial Arts Center is located at
2902 A Beach Boulevard S. in the
Gulfport Art Village Courtyard.
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A Matter of Seats
Having a chair as a town symbol
sounds kind of strange, but in
Canonsburg, Pa., a small town
(8,600) 18 miles south of Pittsburgh,
they're proud of it. Not that the town
actually chose a chair as its symbol
or that it's been adopted as the town
logo. It didn't and hasn't. It just
happened. And, anyway, it's only a
one-day symbol. July 4th.
That's when the chairs start
appearing on the sidewalks lining
the main street (actually, Pike
Street). I don't mean on July 4th. I
mean two weeks before July 4th.
There are plastic chairs, wooden
chairs, folding chairs, canvas folding
chairs, and chairs with stuffed
mannequins. They are tied together
with rope, with tape, with chains and
faux police ribbon. They are tied to
anything nearby, a parking meter, a
utility pole, a street sign.
It's a town getting ready for its
annual 4th of July parade which has
been held every year for 49 years.


Wikipedia says it's second only to
Philadelphia's parade. PolitiFact
hasn't checked that out, but it is a big
parade and lasts about two hours.
Celebrities, fire departments, school
marching bands, military units,
veterans groups, athletes, politicians,
community organizations march or
have floats. It's a big deal.
No one cares what its ranking
is. It's in Canonsburg and it is
the largest parade in Washington
County which has 208,000 people
and several communities larger than
Canonsburg. It is the largest parade
in the Pittsburgh area, but the parade
isn't the only thing, either. There are
sky divers, free fireworks, a free pool
party, music (polka included), and
celebrities as I mentioned. Some
say 50,000 show up for the parade.
Questionable, but again, no one
counts heads. It's the Canonsburg
Canonsburg is the home of Perry
Como (they have a singing statute
of him), Bobby Vinton, and the Four

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was last year's parade marshal and
he did a little show the night before.
Como's dead, but the Four Coins
who were popular in the 50s and
60s, regrouped a few years ago and
are still performing. The original
four, by the way. They were parade
marshals this year along with two
other contemporary groups.
Canonsburg's an old town laid
out in 1789 by Col.( probably self-
designated) John Canon who was
a miller. U.S. Vice President Aaron
Burr stopped by in the early 1800s,
trying to enlist a real colonel, George
Morgan, to join him in raising an
army against his own government.
Morgan refused, and Burr labeled
him a drunken fool. Burr later beat
the traitor rap as well as accusations
he murdered Alexander Hamilton.
Later, Canonsburg attracted
European immigrants to man the
coal mines and steel mills and
manufacturing plants that sprang
up in the region. A large influx of
Italians and Greeks resulted in
political rivalries that exist today
though a little less virulent than
in the past. Small manufacturing
still exists as does a thriving candy
manufacturing business founded by
Frank Sarris who recently passed,
but whose family still runs it. Bus
loads come in for the candy, by the
The new Marcellus Shale (natural
gas) boom in the area, andit's location
along 1-79 make it a still hanging-
together community. That and its
residents' andleaders' determinations
to keep the community activities and
pride going.
That brings us back to the chairs.
Don't try stealing the chairs. I
don't recall a theft incident yet, but
chair theft would be punishable by
pummeling or death at the hands of
residents. Chairs are like temporary
castles as in " my home is my castle".
There are complaints, of course. The
chairs block the curb and the town
says the chairs are not authorized
and are therefore public property.
Don't think about it. Two miles of
chairs on both sides of Pike street
stay there.

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11am 3pm 11-3pm Southern Knights Band Kitchen Open 2-5pm Euchre 1pm
Dinner 5-7pm 7-11pm Bingo 6pm
Southern Knights Band
Ron's Karaoke 7pm 7-11pm Kitchen Open
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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.
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
Legion Dinner
Bar Bingo 7pm Fish & Chicken Steak Dinner Steak-0 Bucky Burgers No ALA Meeting 6-8pm
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Food Served Exe. Com. Meeting-
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Harry 7-1 pm
Steak-O games are back. We will resume our Steak-O games THIS Sunday, July 10th from 1-3 p.m. and are planning
to have them here every other Sunday. Bring your good luck charms (potatoes, etc.) and join the fun. The public is
welcome to play. We will be looking forward to seeing you. Donations from games go to benefit all programs of the
American Legion Auxiliary. Munchies available.
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
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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 6/24
Drunk Driver- 1000 55th St. S.
Street Obstruction- 1100 BIk 58th St.
Criminal Mischief- 5100 BIk Preston
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2500 BIk
50th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Battery- 2900 BIk 54th St. S.
Call for Officer- 1500 BIk 52nd St. S.
Saturday 6/25
Trouble with Individual- 2600 BIk
Quincy St. S.
Accident with Injuries- 2200 BIk 49th
St. S.
Recovered Stolen Vehicle- 2500 BIk
57th St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5200 BIk 8th Ave.
Trouble with Individual- 5700 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Criminal Mischief- 600 BIk 54th St.
Burglary- 1800 BIk 60th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5200 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 1800
BIk 52nd St. S.
Call for Officer- 5100 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 3100 BIk Miriam
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Sunday 6/26
Drunk Driver- 5800 BIk Gulfport Blvd.
Suspicious Person- 6300 BIk Pasa-
dena Pt. Blvd. S.
Call for Officer- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 1400 BIk 49th St.
Trespasser- 3200 BIk 58th St. S.
Theft- 5400 BIk Tangerine Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 5000 BIk Newton
Ave. S.
Monday 6/27
Trouble with Individual- 5300 BIk 8th

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July 11 at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th Street S.
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Trouble with Individual- 4700 BIk
29th Ave. S.
Theft- 2800 BIk 57th St. S.
Theft- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 800 BIk 54th
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5300 BIk
Tangerine Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk Es-
sex Ave. S.
Call for Officer- 3200 BIk 58th St. S.
Noise Complaint- 2700 BIk 50th St.
Animal Complaint- 2000 BIk 55th St.
Theft- 5000 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Noise Complaint- 6200 BIk Vista
Verde Dr. W.
Suspicious Circumstances- 5600
BIk 23rd Ave. S.
Tuesday 6/28
Suspicious Person- 5100 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Prowler- 2200 BIk 57th St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5800 BIk 7th Ave.
Drunk Driver- 5700 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5000 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Civil Matter- 5300 BIk 17th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 2700 BIk 49th St.
Trouble with Individual- 5700 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2800 BIk
52nd St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1800 BIk
60th St. S.
Battery- 1700 BIk 60th St. S.
Wednesday 6/29
Suspicious Vehicle- 5100 BIk 27th
Ave. S.
DUI Investigation- 5700 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 4800 BIk 26th
Ave. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 1100 BIk 64th St.
Traffic Stop Failed to Stop- 4900 BIk
18th Ave. S.
DUI Investigation- 5100 BIk Preston
Ave. S.
Fight in Progress- 5500 BIk 28th Ave.
Trouble with Individual- 2300 BIk
56th St. S.

Theft- 5500 BIk 27th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 6000 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Soliciting- 900 BIk Hull St. S.
Noise Complaint- 5100 BIk 12th Ave.
Suspicious Circumstances- 1100
53rd St. S.
Thursday 6/30
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Theft- 5600 BIk Tangerine Ave. S.
Theft- 5700 BIk 18th Ave. S.
Theft- 2900 BIk 59th St. S.
Theft- 3100 BIk Clinton St. S.
Theft- 2500 BIk 57th St. S.
Trespasser- 2400 BIk 49th St. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 1200 BIk 52nd St.
Suspicious Circumstances- 5700
BIk Shore Blvd. S.






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Gulfport's Crime
Gulfport Police had a busy week.
Here's a sampling of what officers
dealt with last week:
STOLEN? Officers responding to a
call at the 3000 block of 54th Street
found Marianne Ward, naked from
the waist down, standing outside
yelling. She appeared to be drunk.
The police tried to assist her but
she was, according to reports, "not
cooperative." Police tried to take
her into protective custody, but she
"continued to be belligerent," officers
report. When Ms. Ward kicked both
officers and made several threats,
the police arrested her for battery on
a police officer, a third degree felony.
opened a "problem oriented patrol"
(POP) operation for 5116 Pine Grove
Terrace. Officers report ongoing
problems with John Rook, William
Dorman, and Roger Campbell living
in a home with no water or electricity.
They claimed to have permission to
be there to fix the place up. All three
were issued citations for violation of
minimum housing standards.
received three reports of criminal
mischief along the 5200 and 5100
blocks of 8th Avenue and in the
Beachway Mobile Home Park. Upon
investigation they found "spray
paint markings of a part of male
early morning hours of June 27
officers received a call from a citizen
concerned about someone looking
in windows in the area of 57th
Street and Gulfport Boulevard.
Officers located and identified the

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suspect, explanation did not fit the
evidence or the statement of the
witness, so he was issued a notice to
appear for loitering and prowling, a
MIX. Police responded to a report of
a single vehicle crash in the 2400
block of Beach Boulevard. Driver
Kylin Brady was looking at a text
message on her phone and didn't see
the telephone pole on the right of
way. She smashed into it. She wasn't

injured, but her car was inoperable
and had to be towed. She was also
READING. Thomas Palumbo and
Donald Lewis (both in their late
fifties) were trespassed from the
Gulfport Library on June 29 after
getting into an altercation and
shouting match in the parking lot
after a disagreement during a heated
book club discussion.

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In the every day practice of law
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Whoever makes a will in the State
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in writing. You must be of sound
mind or be competent when you sign
your will. A will must be witnessed
in a special manner when you sign
it. This requires that certain legal
formalities be observed at the time
of execution of the will. Finally, in

order to be effective, a will must be
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It is not a good idea to cross out
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will has been signed and executed. If
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Everyone needs to have a will.
People with minor children need wills
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GULFPORT- The Gulfport
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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
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9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Senior Center
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donations to keep up with the needs
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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.
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independent shops, boutiques and
restaurants, all within walking
distance. For more information,
contact Daniel Hodge at 727-
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Gabber July 7 - July 13, 2011

Marigolds, Melons and More
By Melissa Lattman
GULFPORT- Bright clumps
of orange marigolds planted
from seeds greet visitors to
David O'Brien's garden.
The Gabber checked in
with O'Brien to see how the
novice gardener's vegetable
garden was growing.
Tomatoes were ripening
on the vines next to leafy
cabbage. Cantaloupes,
watermelon and sweet
potatoes on lush green
vines spread out in three
separate square beds made
from an old mattress.
So far the garden has
yielded green peppers,
lettuce, broccoli, more than
20 tomatoes and one carrot.
"Nothing looks like the c
stuff you get in the store.
Everything is bumpy and
misshapen. You get it a
little closer to the source,"
O'Brien said.
O'Brien said the garden has David O'Brien poses for a photo by his tomato plants,
had other benefits as well. "I which he tried to protect from the sun with window
v screens. He planted marigolds to keep the bugs away
have lived in Gulfport since from his vegetables.
1976. Starting in March
(when he planted the garden) I have met more of my neighbors than the rest of
the time I have lived here, " he said.
O'Brien said he is learning about his yard. He planted the garden in a sunny
spot. He experimented with ways to keep the plants cooler including shading
the plants with old window screens.
"I am learning about screening. It gets too hot... I am learning about my yard.
I am thinking about maybe planting under the trees. Where I planted the
garden is the wrong spot for a summer garden," he said.
Right now O'Brien is waiting for the rest of the tomatoes to turn red. Then he
will pull out the vines. He is also planning his next garden beds, which he will
plant in mid-August around when the next Florida growing season starts. "I
am planning the next beds with concrete blocks as borders," he said.
The county and state extension offices offer many resources for growing in
Florida. Check out for vegetable growing tips
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Where Does Gulfport Get Its Money?
By Cathy Salustri the rest goes to the county and the
Last year, Gulfport's total budget state.
was $22.5-million, with more than
half of that coming from areas of Utility taxes: Look at your propane,
the city that are self-supporting power, phone, gas, cable, water, and
(meaning they make more money reclaimed water bills. Some of the
than they spend), such as the marina, "tax" charges go to Gulfport. This also
the water and sewer department, includes something called a "local op-
and the sanitation department. The tion fuel tax," bringing the total util-
Gabber did not report the figures ity taxes paid to Gulfport to roughly
from these areas of the city; instead, $1.9-million a year.
this article focuses on the city's
general fund, which has a budget of Intergovernmental: Federal
roughly $10-million. grants, state-shared revenue (like
beverage licenses and sales tax), fuel
Where does Gulfport get its money? tax rebates from the county, and the
public library system all contribute to
From October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2011, this portion of the city's income. In-
this is what Gulfport expects to pay the bills. tergovernmental money from county,
Property Taxes.............................$2,330,288 state, and other agencies totals just
Utility Taxes ................................. $1,907,536 over $1.6-m million.
Intergovernmental........................$1,624,524 Payment in Lieu of Taxes: Also
Payments in Lieu of Taxes...............$1,122,143 called PILOT. The Gulfport marina
Franchise Fees................................$900,054 cannot loan money to the city; it must
Interfund Charges and Transfers........ $748,177 give it to the city. The city collects
User Charges..................................... $517,021 i e i nt e c t a x c ty e a
Fines ................ .. ................. 316849 this money instead of taxes; last year,
Licenses and Permits........................$200,000 the city collected $1.1-million instead
Miscellaneous................................. $178,378 of taxes from the marina, sanitation,
Earnings on Investments...................$55,200 and water and sewer departments.

TOTAL ................................. $10,554,914 Franchise fees: This refers to money
the city collects from the gas and pow-
What do the categories mean? er companies for allowing them to do
business in the city and use the city's
Property taxes: Monies collected rights-of-way. Last year People's Gas
from all real property owned in the and Progress Energy paid Gulfport
city, whether commercial or private just over $900,000.
homes. The city collects $2.3-million
in property taxes. Although Gulfport Interfid charge d transfers:
residents and commercial property The city charged the marina, sani-
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User charges: The city gets about
$517,000 from police services (the
school board pays the city to provide
two school resources officers), fire in-
spections, garage services provided to
utilities, sanitation and marina de-
partments, Senior Multipurpose Cen-
ter fees, Neighborly Senior Services,
recreation activity fees, Springfest
auto show, recreation non-resident
fees, skate park stickers, July 4th
vendors, Hoyt Field rentals, collec-
tion charges, title search fees, and
administrative fees for the public
safety unions.
Fines: This includes fines charged for
code enforcement, late library books,
court fines, and traffic violations (in-
cluding those issued from red light
cameras). Budget estimates for the
current fiscal year posit that the city
will earn over $316,000 this year.
Licenses and permits: This portion
of the city's revenue ($200,000) comes
from occupational licenses, building
and electrical permits, and zoning
Miscellaneous: The city sold $40,000
worth of equipment last year. It also
generated over $50,000 from other
sources, including vending machines,
contributions, senior center and po-
lice community events, CERT (com-
munity emergency response teams)
events, library donations, and recre-
ation events.
This portion of the city's income also
includes rental income for properties
like the Gulfport Yacht Club ($22,500
annually), the Lions Club ($1 annu-
ally), trolley rentals ($1,000) and
other facility rentals, totalling over
$175,000 every year.
Earnings on investments: The city
expects to earn $55,000 on its invest-
ments, which include interest on the
city's cash accounts and on money
market funds.
By July 15, city manager Jim
O'Reilly will present Gulfport city
council with a tentative budget for
the coming fiscal year, which will be-
gin October 1, 2011.

Contact Cathy Salustri at

Gabber July 7-July 13, 2011

Hard Candy.

.ft . aByCathy SuSastri

For Better and
For Worse
T he Universe has a sneaky
way of doing things. Believe
it or not, I'd already intended
to write a column about marriage
- well, mostly - when my friend
Amanda called yesterday and told
me her boyfriend proposed and she
Amanda's one of the loveliest people
I know. (I'm not just saying that
because she makes this squash and
cheese pasta thing that's brought
better women than me to their knees.
Honest.) Everyone loves Amanda,
and while I don't believe marriage
can work for me, I am thrilled for her
and wish her all the happiness in the
Nevertheless, at some point in their
union, there will come a time when
her husband - also a wonderful
human being, by the way - will
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reflection on Amanda's character, or
his. It's more a statement about what
happens when two people spend a lot
of time together in close quarters.
Of course, he won't really want to
kill her; I'm exaggerating. It also
doesn't mean that they will have
stopped loving each other, or that
they want out of the marriage. But
making relationships work isn't
always pretty.
The best relationships have conflict.
So, in fact, do some pretty great cities.
That doesn't bother me - think it's
healthy. No, what I find disturbing
are the folks who insist, no matter
what, that everything is just ducky.
These people think that as long as you
focus only on the positive, everything
will work out in the end.
These people, too, would have you
think that the people who choose not
to ignore the bad bits and, in fact,
want to see them brought to light
and discussed and worked through,
are somehow bad people themselves.
They might even go so far as to
suggest those who complain don't love
their partner or their town and want
to undermine the whole thing. They
might say those who bring issues to
light are just plain wrong or looking
for trouble because everything is just
fine, dammit.
But here's the thing: pretty
relationships don't last. We all know
(or knew) a couple that never fought
or looked at each other sideways.
She never packed a bag and spent a
week at her mother's house; he never
stormed out in anger and headed to
the local bar. Their friends thought
they had the perfect marriage - until
he moved out one day, or she ran off
with a Grateful Dead tour.
It's the same with a city. We can go
along, pretending everything's fine,
throwing some mighty fine parties
and patting each other on the back,
but underneath it all, what's wrong
will still be wrong. The more we don't
talk about it, just like in a marriage,
the more it festers. On the outside,
everything is perfect - although
usually because people are petrified
to admit otherwise.

When one of those "perfect"
marriages where no one fights and
everyone's happy all the blessed
time finally reaches critical mass,
one partner finds out the other one's
actually been unhappy for a long time
but was afraid to speak out. By the
time they did, things had gotten too
big to fix, so they just walked away.
Why would someone be afraid to
speak out? Well, sometimes people
who have issues just don't want to
deal with confrontation. Other times,
people are scared that what they love
won't hold up to the questioning.
They may worry that if they start
to question, the pretty bits will fall
apart and there won't be anything
left underneath to hold it all together.
They fear that the relationship isn't
strong enough to stand up to real
conflict or trial.
That, my friends, is almost always a
mistake, because if the pretty things
are all that's holding something
together, it isn't being held together
at all. Even the Mona Lisa, without
a canvas, is just paint. There is no
doubt that every small town, be it
Gulfport or St. Pete Beach or Buffalo
Soapstone, has both types of folks -
the people who aren't afraid to belly
up to the bar and order a shot of "What
the hell were you thinking, buying
those flowery towels when we can't
afford groceries this week?" and the
"Why, honey, those decorative soaps
are lovely. We can eat Ramen for a
week; don't worry about the expense."
I am certain, too, we all know people
in either type of marriage.
I will tell you this: Amanda's
relationship will stand up to
questioning, of that I have no doubt.
I will also tell you this: so will your
city. I look across the bay and on
either side I see cities with problems,
but also with strong foundations.
Gulfport, St. Pete Beach, and every
little town across America is built on
the backs of people who loved their life
enough to fight for it, to remedy the
tough issues. The best relationships
are built on love, yes, but tears and
conflict, too.
I know everyone reading this loves
their city.
The question is, who among you is
strong enough to face the problems?

Contact Cathy Salustri at
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A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. - Residential,
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ists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let "A
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Insured. 824-9996.

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* Painting * Carpentry
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RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Pool Cages,
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rates, 727-341-0185
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Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris
Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave,

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Cleanups. Bobcat & Demo Work.

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small. 2 coats paint. Quality guaranteed. Se-
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1987 16' CHEVY VAN- 200K+, Little Rust, Oil
Leak, Needs Tires. Runs Good. $1000. o.b.o.
1999 LINCOLN- One Owner, A.C. Full Power,
Runs excellent. Real nice car. $1800. Ron,
We've Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Un-
wanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No
Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or
Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710
$$$380 & UP


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Mattress. Still Packaged. $525. 727-215-0148.
RANGES $99- Refrigerators, All Sizes, Wash-
er/Dryer Sets, $89pc. Stackables, Portables,
Wholesale Mattresses, All Service Prompt, We
Buy! Service Calls $44, $22 w/repair. Open 7
Days! 727-546-3226.

You have a traffic ticket at my house. 727-322-
2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large
300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations.
Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N.
St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936, Ramute
THE BOOK LADY SAYS- Wear a Classy Em-
broidered Gulfport Tee Shirt, $17.95. Small
Adventures Book Shop, 3107 Beach Blvd 727-
347-8732. Closed Sunday & Monday.
Sign-up with top seller Or purchase products.
Call Mirzana 727-453-2637
All Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4' x 8'. Also Lawn
Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank
GARAGE FOR STORAGE-14ft. x 24ft. Con-
crete Bldg. Dry and Secure. Central St. Pete.
$165/Mo. $100. Deposit 727-865-9858.
Gabber July 7-July 13, 2011


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Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.

Buying & Selling
Antiques & Collectibles
We have been buying and selling Antiques
and collectibles in Florida and Pennsyl-
vania for over 30 years. Members Certi-
fied Appraisers Guild Of America. Ap-
pointments are available. Please call us
anytime. Just ask us for a courteous and
professional consultation.
Certified Appraisals. Estates Bought & Sold
r- - -Adele


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Fun. 727-368-0035.

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includes notarized affidavit of publication and
tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965.
Florida Body Shop gives notice of Fore-
closure and Lein and Intent to sell the fol-
lowing vehicles on 7/25/11 at 11:00a.m. at
6363Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33771. Said
Company reserves the right to accept or re-
ject any and all bids. 2002 Oldsmobile Alero
1G3NL52E22C220826. 2002 Toyota Sienna

July 26th at 11:00 AM, the Storage House,
located at 1219 49th St S,Gulfport FL,will
conduct a cash sale to the highest bidder
pursuant to Statute 83.906 of Florida Self
Storage Facilities Act.
The contents are believed to be the following:
Faulkner,Victoria 89 Furniture
Thomas,Cornelius 13 Assorted Household Goods
ThomasJr.,Christopher 26 Fumiture,AssortedHouseholdGoods
Garcia,Tony 54 LargeTV,LeatherSofa,Assorted Fum.
Brister,Barbara 36 LargeTVFurniture
Misenhelder, Rich 115 Clothing
Rutledge,Dana 1591 Cothing
July & July14,2011

Gabber July 7 - July 13, 2011

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

- St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In
Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked-
ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re-
buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh
Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power
of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other
Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the
Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort
to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This
Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Com-
fort Me in My Difficulties and While Lodging in
the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and
My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God
Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All
of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have
Infinite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You
(Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over-
come All Difficulties as You Did the Dragons
at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail
Mary(Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times).
This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Suc-
cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal
Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in
the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress
and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This
Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat-
ter How Difficult, Before the Termination of 9
Tuesday. G.F.

MAYTHE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored,
glorified, loved, and preserved throughout the
world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker
of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ni-
net days, nine times a day. Then publish this
prayer. Thank You, Jesus.
- St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In
Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked-
ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re-
buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh
Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power
of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other
Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the
Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort
to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This
Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Com-
fort Me in My Difficulties and While Lodging in
the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and
My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God
Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All
of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have
Infinite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You
(Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over-
come All Difficulties as You Did the Dragons
at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail
Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times).
This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Suc-
cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal
Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in
the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress
and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This
Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat-
ter How Difficult, Before the Termination of 9
Tuesday. K.R.



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Rent of $800/Mo. $1500. gets you In. 5714
25th Ave. S. 727-289-9494.
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.
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den. $550/Mo. +Security. Pet Ok. Minutes to
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All Appliances, HVAC. Laundry on Premise.
Off St. Parking. 5 Blocks from Beach. $600/
Mo. $400/Security. 727-347-1017.
tacular Waterview. 1 BR/1 BA, Covered Park-
ing, 24hr Security. Million $ Clubhouse. Near
Beaches, Shopping, Transportation. $850/Mo.
READY NOW-2BR Furnished Apt. Internet
Access and Off St. Parking Available. All utili-
ties included. Including Cable. $850/Mo. 727-
On Cul-de-Sac. Washer/Dryer. $650/Mo. A/C
& Utilities Included. Very Nice Condition! No
Dogs 727-637-4477.
QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included.
$100/wk. and up. Housekeeper, possible live-
in. 727-289-3588.

ST. PETE BEACH- Clean Studio Spectacu-
lar Bayview Apartment. $650/mo annual. in-
cludes, WSG, Hot Water, basic cable. 10 min
walk to beach & Corey Ave. Pool overlooks
bay. Available furnished. Laundry on pemises.
TENANT NOT PAYING - For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 727-822-2200.
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-
4551 3RD AVE. S.- 2BR/1 BA, $795 & Secu-
rity. Call Mickey the Realtor, 727-560-2508.
5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.-2BR. $625/Mo.
+$625/ Security. Parking. 727-710-0776.
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.
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 &
GULFPORT DUPLEX-1/1 $650/Mo. 2/1 $750/
Mo. Clean, Cute Kitchens, Big Closets, Ceil-
ing Fans, CHA, Front Porch, Water/Garbage
Included. Smoke Free, 727-424-6085.
ST. PETERSBURG-1BR. 4340 37th St. S.
Beautifully Spacious Newly Renovated Con-
do, Large Living Room, Kitchen, Dining Area,
Bath Tife Floor, C/H/A, Pool, Private Parking,
Lawn Care & Much More. Must See! $550/Mo.
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.
FOR RENT/SALE-55+, Town Shores, Large
1st Floor End Unit, 2BR/2BA Condo, Beau-
tifully Renovated, Walk to Beach. 727-360-
3603 16TH AVE. S.-4BR/2BA. Wall to Wall
Tile. Ceiling fans in Rooms. $1000/Mo. +$600/
Sec. Section 8 ok. Move-in Ready. 727-867-
Furnished. Electric, Water & Cable Included.
Nice/Quiet. Close to Art District. $200/Wkly.
plus Deposit. 727-321-5146.

ST. PETE BEACH-Unfurnished/Furnished
Cozy 1BR. Cable, Waterfront, Pool, Patio,
Dock. Close to Rec. Center. $675/Mo. (yearly)
furnished & fully equipped, just bring a suit-
case! Walk to restaurants & beach. C/H/A,
W/D. (5039 29th Ave. S., Apt. B) $800/Mo. w/
Annual lease, plus utilities. Bus & trolley ser-
vice. Avail 8/7/11.727-418-7272.

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. $750/Mo.

from $400-$500 Monthly. Applications and
Criminal Background Checks Required. Con-
tact Home Share Pinellas 727-945-1528 www.

Bldg. 727-209-0606 or 727-688-1927.

Jerry Lehman

Stetson. 6266 1st Ave. S. Lease $620/Mo.
$620 Security includes water. Amenities, gat-
ed community, assigned parking place, swim-
ming pool, laundromat, picnic area with grill.
Near shopping & beach. Buy for $30,000. Call
dena. C/H/A, New Fence, Sprinkler System.
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