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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: 11-17-2011
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
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No. 2232 November 17 November 23, 2011 The Miracle LeagueBy Cathy Salustri Four year old Michael Whitaker-Russell takes a swing at a ball with a little help from his dad, Gus Stokes.See Story, page 30 Police Dispatch Petition Awaiting Verication Gulfport Town Hall Meeting Tuesday night Gulfport city council asked concerned residents to come forward and comment on proposed changes to parts of the city code. City staff previously drafted proposed changes for council to use as a starting certain codes, but at a workshop last month resident comment took up the bulk of the allotted hour set aside to discuss the changes. Council decided to hold a town hall meeting to hear more from the residents before the elected This meeting is a defensive move that I, as your mayor, felt necessary to prompt, Mayor Mike Yakes told the crowd at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center. Instead of leading the meeting, council sat and heard comment from See Code, page 28 Mayor Mike YakesWhat were looking for tonight is results, Mayor Mike Yakes told Gulfportians gathered to discuss how Gulfport should handle concerns about city codes. By Cathy Salustri This March, Gulfport voters may have to decide whether or not to make the city police Last Thursday local activist Frank Verdino turned in 93 pages of signatures on a petition titled Save Our Dispatch. The petition calls for the city to make the police department a chartered department. Currently the city has three chartered manager and city attorney. whose existence the citys charter mandates. If the county supervisor of signatures on the petition, city clerk Lesley DeMuth says, the city will take the next step. If the Supervisor of Elections bring it back to city council December for discussion. The city attorney may just want to write them a memo, she added. City attorney Andy Salzman calls the councils role pro forma as long as the petition meets the states legal requirements. They have little wiggle room when it comes to whether or not to place the issue on the ballot, he says. Florida Statute 1 says voters may place an amendment to their city charter on the ballot if they present a petition signed by 10% of the citys registered voters See Dispatch, page 3

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 3 ApologyLast week the Gabber ran a story about St. Pete Beachs stormwater system upgrade. While the headline should have read Beach Staff Says Stormwater System Needs Upgrade to Protect Boca Ciega Bay, it did not. We apologize for our error. Dispatch, from front page(as of the last election). As of March 2010, Gulfport had just over 8,500 signature requirement. The Supervisor of Elections will done this week, DeMuth said. signatures and the city places the referendum on the March ballot, Verdino says petition organizers will seek an injunction to halt the citys plans to outsource dispatch. Sanding Ovations in Treasure Island The 3rd annual Sanding Ovations Masters Cup Professional Sand Sculpture Competition and Music Festival comes to Treasure Island November 17-20. The free four-day event features professional sand sculptors, live music, food and arts and crafts vendors. Parking on the beach at 112th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard is available for $10. Visit www.mytreasureisland.org/ sandingovations2011.htm. Bark 4 Art Bash On Saturday, November 19 from Gulfport Arts Center will hold its 1st annual calendar fundraiser kickoff. The 12 original watercolor portraits contained in the calendar will be displayed and the artists and pet owners will be present. Artist introductions begin at 4 p.m. calendars will be available for a $12 minimum donation. Other fun and free activities include a drawing for a one-of-a-kind original painting by folk artist Kimberly Dawn Clayton, tips and tricks for catching your furkids best side by professional pet photographers, and complimentary refreshments will be served. This is a free event hosted by City of imagination/Gulfport Arts S. between the small and large dog parks. For more information visit www.CityofImagination and click on the current fundraiser tab at the top of the page.Gulfport Neighbors to Hold Clean-up Please join your Gulfport Neighbors and friends on Saturday, November 19th, from 9 a.m.-12 noon for their third litter clean-up. This cleanup will focus on trash and litter on Gulfport Blvd, one of Gulfports main entry-ways. Theyll be cleaning up the area between 49th St. and 59th St. Meet at 9am in the Walgreens parking lot, located at 5701 Gulfport Boulevard S. Bring your gloves and sunscreen. Trash bags and cold water will be provided. To RSVP php?eid=225574224172223.

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4 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 Thanksgiving Break Kids CampST. PETE BEACH The kids have no school the week of Thanksgiving but you have to work. Not sure what to do? St. Pete Beachs Thanksgiving Camp offers daily fun for kids in elementary school. The camp is from Monday, November 21st to Wednesday, November 23rd. The camp includes gym games, arts and trip on Wednesday. Daily cost for the camp is $30 for St. Pete Beach residents and $50 for non-residents. Enrollment is limited so call Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, to reserve your childs spot. St. John Vianney offers Thanksgiving Dinner St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 445 82nd Avenue in St. Pete Beach, will hold a Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, November 20 from a delicious and inexpensive real turkey dinner. All proceeds raised will support their youth ministry program, provide food for the poor through St. Vincent de Paul and honor our veterans. Donate a can of food and you will be entered into also need adult and youth volunteers 727-743-1583. Thanksgiving Dinner at Czechoslovak Center The Czechoslovak Cultural Center serves Sunday dinners. All meals are prepared by their Czech chef. On Sunday, November 20 they will serve a Thanksgiving dinner of turkey or ham with all the trimmings. You need not be a member of the Cultural Center to attend but please Fridays to make your reservations. Hall is available for rental; call Anna at 727-345-8707.

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6 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 Operation Santa 2011 Its that time of year again! Santa is putting his list together for this year. If you are a Gulfport resident and could use a little help, the Gulfport Police Department is now accepting applications for Christmas assistance through December 2nd between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at 2401 53rd Street S. Gulfport. Each familys head of household must bring photo child(ren) living in the home. Operation Santa will collect Christmas gifts for children ages 0 to 10 years of age. There will be no home deliveries and you must pick up your gifts at the Police Department from December 17th through you right away. For more information on Operation Santa, please call either Francine at 893-1042 or Cindy at 893-1049. A home visit is required.To assist Operation Santa 2011 For 20 years, Gulfport Police Department employees have sponsored a program called Operation Santa in which toys are donated to needy children that live in the City of Gulfport. Operation Santa has always been very successful in part due to the contributions we receive, we would again like to ask you for your help in the form of donations, i.e. monetary, new unwrapped toys, and gift cards. Any help that you can provide would be greatly appreciated. If you have any question, please call either Francine Whitten at 893-1042 or Cynthia Hayes at 893-1049. SPC Madrigalians to Perform On Sunday, November 20, at 3 p.m. the Madrigalians choral group from St. Petersburg College will perform in the sanctuary at Pilgrim Petersburg. This talented group has performed at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Epcot Center, the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, the Palladium Theater, the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center and many other venues. Donation is $5 at the door. Sierra Club to Meet Suncoast Sierra will meet on Thursday, November 17th at located off of Drew St. and Hwy. 19 in Clearwater. The speakers will talk about Transforming Your Life and Food, the Wholesome Way. Eric, Anna and their family made a huge New Years resolution each month of the year they give up something society takes for granted ranging from no electricity, no plastic, to no processed food. Its been an eye opening adventure that has brought them closer as a family, to their community and to the earth. Some of this was not totally new to them; they have been transforming their yard into a garden and chicken pen. They will share how this has affected their food from growing, to processing, public is welcome to this event. Call

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 7 Adaptive Sailing and Kayak ClinicST. PETERSBURGSt. Petersburg Therapeutic Recreation and St. Petersburg Sailing Center partner to present an Adaptive Sailing and Kayak Clinic, 250 2nd Ave. S.E. for people with disabilities on Saturday, November 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No experience necessary. Participants are given basic instruction and invited to get out on the water with an instructor using specialized adapted boats and equipment. Family members, friends, and companions are welcome to join, providing space is available. This is a free program. Reservations are required. Call 727-893-7899.Beta Sigma Phi On November 21st the City Council Executive Board will meet at Joyce Kellers Home at 7 p.m. Additionally, the City Council Meeting is convening November 28th at Dixie Hollis HighROTC Room in St. Petersburg. It is requested during this meeting that you wear a dress or skirt to remind us of old traditions. Members of Beta Xi Master, Laureate Epsilon Nu and Laureate Epsilon Theta will entertain each other with a reciprocity brunch on Saturday, November 19 at Lake Rich Mobile Home Parks clubhouse. Each chapter will provide a variety of items for the brunch and favors for those attending. An ice breaker game is planned for all to enjoy. The to 1 p.m. Coming up very soon will be our Christmas Brunch on December 3 at 11 a.m. with a visit from Santa. Many chapters will be celebrating the holiday with just their sisters and spouses, as well as, families. Look for lots of events coming in the New Year. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.Glass Blowing Classes Continue Registration is open for the second Introduction to Glass Blowing series with the newest IAC instructor Christian Zvonik. This series of six classes is offered on Tuesday November 29. Glass Blowing 101 and 102 continues on Sunday, November 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This in-depth workshop stresses safety and team work. Students will make two objects that will be available for pick up the following Tuesday or by appointment. Registration will be opening soon for a new three day Sculptural Welding class with Jonathan Schork. For information or registration, IndustrialArtsCenter.org.

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8 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 An Alternative Holiday Shopping Experience Saturday Alternative Holiday Market 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Scout Hall, 5315 28th Avenue S. and surrounding Chase Park with potluck to follow. Ride your bike and receive a gift! Green Saturday will feature many one of a kind earth/people/pet friendly handmade items, several guest speakers, solar oven bake off, kids area, take and make gifts, responsible gift wrapping, garden goods and local Village will feature Shambhala Meditation Center offering contemplative meditations all day, as well as representatives from Sacred Lands, Dances For Universal Peace, and much more. This is a free family event. Vendor space is still available for $35. For more information, contact alternativemarket@yahoo.com or GreenSaturday. AME Celebrates 117 years Bethel AME invites the general public to its 117th church anniversary celebration that will be held on November 20 beginning at at 912 Third Avenue N. in St. Petersburg and is the oldest African American church in the city. This years anniversary theme is Rooted in Gods Powerful Promises with Unwavering Faith and Praise. The speaker for the service is the Elder Jimmie Thompson. A fellowship dinner will be served after the service. Please contact the church at 727-822-2089. Sidewalk Sale at Sophies Stop by Sophies Attic Thrift Store on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and shop their big sidewalk sale for all those great bargains. Sophies is always desperately seeking donations which may be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2728 53rd Street S. or the Thrift Store Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or up at your convenience. Sophies Attic is a mission outreach of the First United Methodist Church of Gulfport. Calling all Craft Vendors The St. Petersburg Womans Club is looking for arts and craft vendors to participate in the 2nd Annual Arts & Crafts show on December 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E. To participate, the cost is $25 per vendor space. For more information, please contact Carolyn DeFreitas at

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 9 Boca Ciega High Presents Our Town The Boca Ciega Pirate Players will present Thornton Wilders classic play Our Town November 17-19 at 7 p.m. in the BCHS main auditorium. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door. First produced in 1938, the Pulitzer-Prize winning play has become an American stage treasure and is Wilders most renowned and frequently performed play. Set at the turn of the 20th century, the play reveals the ordinary lives of the people in the small town of Grovers Corners, New Hampshire. The show features many of Bogies Rachael Goetsch as Emily Webb and Jordan Merritt as George Gibbs. Mr. Scott Durspek will be making a special appearance as the Stage Manager. Other performers include Emily Matthews (Mrs. Gibbs), Daniel Knoll (Mr. Gibbs), Carson Evans (Mr. Webb), Stephanie Freshman (Mrs. Webb), Anthony Vieira (Simon Stimson), Nicholas Massanet (Howie Newsome) and Danielle Anderson (Mrs. Soames). Cat Association to Hold Quarterly Show The International Cat Association (TICA) will hold its quarterly show Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Save organization, will have a variety of cats and kittens on hand for adoption. The cat show, which features purebred cats as well as household cats for adoption from rescue groups, is Happenings at the IAC Its a busy weekend at the Industrial Arts Center, starting with Ladies one, come all, mothers, daughters, sisters, friends ... let your hair down hottest place in town. Instructor Brad Bedillion will help you every step of the way. The glory hole will be glowing Saturday morning for the Kids Art Club at 10 a.m. Art Club focus for November is glass ornaments. Kids will make two objects in their own choice of colors and blown with their own breath. Looking for glass art bargains? Find them at Shopapalooza Saturday from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. at the St. Petersburg pier. Artist and IAC instructor Jonathan Schork will be hosting several Gulfport/St. Petersburg artists for demonstrations of work. Advance reservations are suggested but not required for Ladies Night and the Kids Art Club. Call 727www.IndustrialArtsCenter.org.

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10 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 Gulfport Lions to serve Pancake Breakfast The Gulfport Lions Club will be presenting their 2nd Pancake Breakfast of the season on Saturday, December 3rd from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Drive S. in the Gulfport Marina area. Pancakes with syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage, with coffee or tea to drink, and all you care to eat at the donation price of $5 per person. Bring your family and friends and spend an enjoyable morning overlooking beautiful Boca Ceiga Bay, You might even see a manatee! Children really love these Breakfasts. This year as in the past, they ask you to bring a toy unwrapped to put into their Christmas Toy Box. They will be making their annual Christmas toys and food distribution soon. When you come and support their fund raising activities, you are doing much to help those in need. Gulfport Lions is a service organization, meeting the needs of those less fortunate, especially at this time of the year. SPC Madrigalians to Perform at Library The St. Petersburg College Madrigalians, directed by Dr. Vernon Taranto, will perform in the auditorium of the Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N. in St. Petersburg on Saturday, December 3, at 2 p.m. Barry Stevens is the piano accompanist. They will sing old and new music of the season, with an emphasis on carols from around the world. Called SPCs Musical Ambassadors, the colleges premiere performance ensemble has appeared nationally and internationally, most recently on a concert tour of Russia. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, phone the Main Library at 893-7724. SPCA Extends Saturday HoursLARGOSPCA Tampa Bay announced today that it is expanding its Saturday service hours to the public beginning November 12th. The extended hours on the agencys busiest day of the week can help more The new hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 1-7 p.m., Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.SPCATampaBay.org or visit in person at 9099 130th Avenue N. in Largo.

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 11 2011 City of Gulfport Holiday Tree Lighting The Gulfport Holiday Tree Lighting is on Monday, December 5th starting at 7 p.m. in Clymer Park located at Gulfport Blvd. S. and Beach Blvd. S. Bundle up for an evening of festive music by the Gulfport Recreation division, and join the Mayor, Council and Yvonne Johnson in caroling, a true Gulfport tradition. There will be refreshments and festive cheer as the Mayor lights the tree for another holiday season. He will be looking for a few helpers this year, so kids get ready. This is a free admission event and all are welcome! There just may be a visit from the big man in red himself to listen to your little ones Holiday wishes. St. Petersburg Aglow Lighthouse St. Petersburg Aglow Lighthouse invites you to its meeting on in the Piccadilly Restaurant, 1900 34th Street N. in St. Petersburg. Pat Dickens, Co-Pastor and Director of Womens Ministries at House of Faith in Hudson will be the guest speaker. In order to use the restaurant facility, a food purchase (large or small) is required. call 3279070.Town Shores Bocce They have completed three weeks of play and will now take a week off. standings. Play will resume Monday, November 28. The December schedule is now posted at the courts. Give the referees a big thank you as without them there would be no games. If you are interested in becoming a referee and they do need more, call Ruth at 347-9723. The Bocce dinner dance held on November 12th was a fun time. his music was enjoyed by all. The food was good and the chopped salad was the big hit along with the apple dessert. Thanks to the building reps for contacting residents and selling tickets in their buildings.

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12 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 Boca Ciega Yacht Club to Hold Lighted Parade Boca Ciega Yacht Club, a not family memberships, is holding its Boat Parade on Saturday, December 10th. Members spend many hours planning and then decorating their boats in hopes of sharing the holiday spirit with the surrounding communities. Residents of Gulfport, South Pasadena, and St. Petersburg frequently contact the club for the date so holiday parties can be planned around the event. The parade will begin by entering the Gulfport Municipal Marina at travel past the Williams Pier in Gulfport and into the canals of Town Shores Condominiums and Pasadena Yacht Club Estates. This year Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club will be included on the route. The parade will cross the bay and pass by the club docks before returning to BCYC. For those non-members who do not wish to return to your home port, please feel free to use the clubs T-Docks so you can easily join them for the post parade celebration party. There is an entry fee of two unwrapped toys or a donation can be made. Each year toys are collected for Operation Santa, and presented to Gulfports Police Department for distributing to needy children. Sail and power boats are welcome to join in the fun. There is a sign up Drive S. in Gulfport. Entry forms will be available the night of the parade. Donated prizes are awarded to the participants during the post parade with family and friends. For information regarding participation or to sponsor this parade, please contact Barb Meyer at 727-430-7241 or visit sailbcyc.org or .com The BCYC family wishes you a joyous holiday season and a prosperous New Year. Newton Avenues Christmas Walk Newton Ave. are getting ready for their annual Christmas Display & Walk. They will be collecting new and used toys for The Christmas Toy Workshop of St. Pete. They are adding a bake sale, childrens crafts, and more displays this year. If you would like to support them with a donation of plywood or Christmas lights please contact Amy at 727Display features 12 homes all decorated for Christmas, Santa and Mrs. Claus, elves and baked goods. Lights are lit nightly from through January 2nd. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy goodies from the bake sale and on December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th,

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 13 The Debby Bacon Holiday Dream Show International Concert Pianist and multi-instrumental entertainer Debby Bacon is performing two Gulfport Senior Center Foundation on Wednesday, December 7 at the Catherine Hickman Theater at 5501 27th Avenue S. Show times are 1 p.m. and 7p.m. Debby charms audiences with her abilities and her charismatic personality making her one of the most enjoyable, busiest and wellliked entertainers in show business. Debby was classically trained on organ and piano from the age of four and has since mastered no less than eight different instruments. Debby Bacon now performs worldwide and returns to her home in the United States during the winter months. Tickets available at the Senior Center are $10/advance or $12 at the door for the 1 p.m. performance; $12/advance or $14 at the door for the 7 p.m. performance. The evening performance will include a Meet & Theater lobby. For more information call the Senior Center at 727893-2237 or check online at www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org. Dr. Seuss Christmas Breakfast The GFWC St. Petersburg Womans Club at 40 Snell Isle Boulevard N.E. Breakfast on Saturday, December 10th. There are two seatings, one at ages 12 years and older. Green eggs and ham (plain egg and add green sprinkles) and more. Event features games, prizes and music. Dress as your favorite Seuss character for their fun fashion show! Help this fund raising event provide books to needy children. Reservations are made by calling the club at 822-4982 or Joanne Walker at 5252914. Seating is limited.

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14 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of St. Pete Beach Q: What is being built next to the 7-11 on Gulf Boulevard? A: A t-shirt shop according to St. Pete Beach Senior Planner Catherine Hartley. The vacant property north of the 7-11 used to house a t-shirt shop, but the building was not in great shape, she says. The owner demolished the building, and the new shop should be about the same size. As for whats inside? It will be another t-shirt shop, as far as I know. Basically, the plans say retail, Hartley says. The city approved the plans quite a while back, but the property has changed hands.Have a question about something in your city? Send it to News@theGabber.com, South Pasadena Best of Lights Contest The City of South Pasadena is having a Best of Lights Contest for the holidays. All businesses, homeowners and multi-family complexes (condominiums, mobile home parks, etc.) are invited to have a display of lights at their establishment. Lights can be placed on the store front or the exterior and need to be visible from the street. Holiday signs, window painting and twinkling lights are allowed. These lights and decorations will make a spectacular sight for everyone visiting the City and also attract attention to storefronts. There will be two winners in each up. First place winners will receive place winners and runners up will Committee on December 14. First place winners and runners the Citys Regular Commission Meeting on January 10, 2012. display winners names throughout the holiday season. Taste of New Orleans at Corey Fresh Market Corey Avenues new Fresh Market in St. Pete Beach this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. features the freshest produce around, a taste of New Orleans foods, BG Candles from St Petersburg, along with oodles of local vendors offering sweets, orchids, hand-crafted jewelry, retro chair massage and more! Live music provided by Big Jim Allen. Corey Avenue is blocked between Blind Pass Rd. and Boca Ciega Dr. with plenty of free parking around the downtown area. Corey merchants open during market hours adding a unique shopping touch to this new farmers market. For vendor information call 727498-8778 or visit www.coreyave. com.

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 15 Gov. Scott Appoints Poul Hornsleth to Commission Florida Governor Rick Scott on Tuesday, November 8th appointed Gulfports Poul Hornsleth to the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) for his third term. Poul is a Realtor and is President, Principal Broker and Primary Agent for Gulfports oldest business, R.W. Caldwell, a real estate and insurance company founded in 1937. He is married for over 43 years to April Caldwell Hornsleth, a daughter of the recently deceased R.W. Bob and Adele Caldwell, and has run the more than 38 years, since 1973. Hornsleth is a veteran of the FREC having been appointed twice before both times by Governor Jeb Bush in 2001 and 2005 and having served from 2001 into 2010. He was elected Chairman by his was instrumental in bringing the FREC hearings to Gulfport in 2007, chairing them in the Great Hall at the Stetson University College of hearings were held in the Tampa Bay area. The FREC administers and enforces the real estate license law and is also empowered to pass rules that enable it to implement its statutorily authorized duties and responsibilities.Drop Food Donations at Boca Ciega High School The Salvation Army Food Drive will accept donations at Boca Ciega High School located at 924 58th Street S. in Gulfport through November 14. The south on 58th St. S. and turn left on 11th Ave. S.. Once you turn left look to the left and you will see a fenced in parking lot. They are in Bldg. 8 in the same parking lot. Look for a large JROTC sticker on the back door. You can call or email mcglamryw@ pcsb.org, bracciom@pcsb.org, or whiteheadf@pcsb.org to give advance warning so they can step outside and pick up as you drive in. They are collecting only from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., M-F. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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16 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 Lighted Boat Parade Calling for EntriesST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach and South Pasadena Holiday Lighted Boat Parade is seeking participants for this years event. The Lighted Boat Parade is a timehonored tradition, making its way past St. Pete Beach and South Pasadena residences through the waters of Boca Ciega Bay. There is no fee to enter and tons of cash and prizes are given away to winners for best decorated boats in several different categories. The deadline to enter this years Parade is December 9th. Entry forms can be downloaded from www.spbrec.com and returned and join the beachs best holiday tradition. The Salvation Army Needs VolunteersST. PETERSBURGThe Salvation Army offers ways to volunteer in the community and has a crucial need for volunteers to assist with the holiday season. Last year The Salvation Army, St. Petersburg served more than 140,000 meals and provided holiday assistance to more than 7,000 individuals in South Pinellas County. They currently need volunteers to sort and pack food for Christmas dinners; prepare toys for community children; assist with Christmas distribution; prepare and serve Christmas Eve dinner; assist in the food pantry and serve as ambassadors to the community by ringing bells at various community locations to raise funds for Christmas and human needs throughout the year. If you want to know how to volunteer Relations Coordinator 727-550-8080, ext. 332. Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 2 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport. Au to

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 17 Long Pants & Shoes are Needed at CTK Clothes To Kids (CTK) has an urgent need for boys pants and shoes! The weather is changing and many school children desperately need long pants and shoes. CTK has an immediate need for new or gently used boys and your kind donations are needed. If you are involved in an organization that works with school-age boys, please consider doing a clothing drive focused on pants and shoes. If you visit a store or thrift store near you, please consider purchasing boys pants and shoes and drop them off at the CTK location nearest you. Help CTK ensure that every child proudly leaves with a complete weeks worth of school clothing. Please drop off new or gently used pants or shoes, M-F, 9 a.m. 5 p.m., at 1059 N. Hercules Ave. (Clearwater) or 3251 3rd Ave. N (St. Pete). organization that provides school clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. For more information, 727441-5050 or visit www.ClothesToKids. org.

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18 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 This Weeks Solution Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club It was a lovely day and the visit to the garden of Miki Vaughn and her husband was a delightful experience. They have a great variety of throughout the yard plus bird baths, wind chimes and a small pond. It is a charming, restful place and a joy to visit. Members then proceeded to the home of Joyce McMahan where sandwiches and tea were enjoyed by her beautiful pool. A program was presented about the Audubon Back Yard Bird County in February in which the club plans to participate. Thank you to Miki and Joyce for a wonderful morning. The Christmas luncheon will be held December 8th. Members can choose from three items from a special menu so there is no need to pay in advance; however, please let Joyce McMahan at 321-9029 know by December 5th if you are planning to attend so the restaurant can prepare the tables. More details in next weeks Gabber. On January 12th a bus trip is planned to the Morse Museum in Winter Park to view the Tiffany Glass collection. The bus holds 32 people and club members will be given priority; a wait-list will be established for guests. The cost is $20 (bus, entrance fee, taxes and tip for the driver). Checks should be made out to the Gulfport Garden and Bird Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707 by December 8th. Further details will be in next weeks Gabber.

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 19 The Gabs How do you like to eat turkey?Alice Diamond, South Pasadena Turkey slices with gravy. Corinne Cote, St. Pete Beach White meat. Gravy only over potatoes. Dick Ritter, Freemont, Indiana Its much better with gravy on it. Turkey breast with gravy just cant be beat. Virginia Burk, St. Pete Beach to eat a drumstick. Sonia Geiger, South Pasadena Sliced with mounds of gravy, surrounded by mashed potatoes and green beans.

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20 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Play to Benet Shoebox Ministry The Omega Players will present Life on Tuesday, November 29 at 5 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Avenue S. in Gulfport. The one-time event is a Ministry of Pilgrim Congregational Church. Major portions of the show have been written by Paul Fornatar. His April Brown, Donna and Jack Denis, Marianne Feraca, Deborah and Craig Frethem, Carrie Hinton, JJ Johnson, Gail and Larry Lewis, Kay and Ed Mann, Florence Moon, Ric Ortisi, Anne Robinson and the Reverend Wayne Robinson. Laughter and Life is a series of sketches and blackouts to provoke laughter and the importance of laughter. There will also be musical selections by Fornatar and the Sun Shine Girls as well as two mystery guests. Admission is $5. Tickets are available at the door or from members of the company. Reservations can be made by calling 302-9404. If you love to laugh, need to laugh or want to laugh, join them!

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24 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 By Matthew Margolis Fear Tinkling Its happening every day in homes The dog is so submissive and fearful that he piddles in an instant when triggered by something. What turns on the tinkle? Several things can cause this unwanted behavior, including a loud noise, a visitor reaching out toward the dog, or the dogs owner pointing and yelling. By any other name, fear tinkling is called submissive wetting, and it is common among shy and fearful dogs. Something frightens the dog, and he wets out of fear. So lets explore this behavior, see what causes it, and determine how to solve or minimize it. We will start with the dogs temperament. What has caused the dog to be shy and fearful? It could lack of socialization or too much discipline. You may have adopted a dog and dont know his history. He may have been mistreated. And, of course, its important to know that you do, so if you raise your voice or point at him while saying something like, You bad dog, you, that will only heighten the fear of your alreadyfrightened dog. And this causes more fear tinkling. The only way to solve or at least minimize the problem is to build up only way to do this is for you to be patient, kind and loving. Start the process by socializing your dog. When he meets new people and dog-friendly dogs, praise him and tell him what a good boy he is. Use only positive reinforcement. And be sure to train your dog. This is very important. Dogs love to learn and to reach their potential. Submissive wetting is most common when you answer the door or when you come home after being gone for a while. For example, when the doorbell rings and your trained dog accompanies you to the door, you will be able to tell him to SIT and STAY. Then praise him and open the door. Your well-trained dog will remain in the sit position, and this and tinkle out of fear. Choose a trainer who does not teach by intimidation. Love, praise and affection are always required to educate and modify the behavior of any dog, especially one that is shy and fearful. When you work with your dog, always praise him as he learns the sit/stay command and all the rest. In fact, praise him throughout the educational process, even if he is only able to partially accomplish a command. Hes trying, and he will only get better if you reward him with loving praise. Why does training help? First and or his bladder. BC is considered one of the SaveOurStrays exceptionals by a foster mom who has fostered a great many cats over the years. In her words, If someone is looking for love, attention and a friend, BC is the one. His disposition is perfect. He is very neat and clean and great with other cats and dogs. He is also stunning to look at, with a black coat that looks like shiny silk. to sos@saveourstraysinc.com. Save Our Strays

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 25 Lithuanian-American Lunch this Thursday The Lithuanian-American Club is serving lunch on Thursdays from St. Petersburg. The cost is $7 for entree, side, dessert and coffee. Todays lunch is Cepelinai (potato meat dumplings). Also available to buy is Lithuanian beer. Call Vida at Everyone is welcome. Shop Thrift, Boutique and Gift Shops Pasadena Community Church has three stores at one location (Pasadena Avenue and Second Avenue S.) featuring clothing, household items, gifts, childrens clothes and furni ture. Thrift and boutique are open from 9-12 Wednesday and Saturday. Gift store is open from 10-2 on Wednesday only. Care Givers Support Groups the health concerns of another? If so, consider coming to one of Pasadena Community Churchs Care Giver Support Groups in the Life Enrichment Center at 227 70 Street S. One group meets on Tuesday the other meets on Wednesdays from Both groups are open to the public for those attending to share with others who are in like situations their experiences, joys and concerns of care giving. The person may be a relative or just a good friend. It is not necessary that the individual reside in the same house with you or even the same state. Call Pam Lanning at 347-2809 or Barbara Posey at 381-2499, ext. 214. Widows Social Club to Meet The widows social club will have a covered dish luncheon and meeting of the month at Palm Lake Christian Church, 5401 22 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Contact Joe at 397-0920

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26 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 By Holiday Mathis The Sagittarian solar journey begins on Tuesday, and an adventurous mood takes hold immediately. Surprise events and unexpected expenditures will be featured. New tools, such as professional equipment or technology that aids social connection, will help us expand our reach. The partial solar eclipse on Thanksgiving suggests that a conscious and deliberate effort will be necessary in order for everyone to feel appreciated. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Just because emotions are probably coming from a more primitive and ancient part of your brain doesnt mean that logic should prevail in your life. Your best decisions are made because you listen to what your feelings are telling you, even when the logic of those feelings doesnt add up. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The need to classify and label your experiences may be a way of distancing yourself from the full intensity of them. Resist the habit of and everyone you encounter into wonderful that happens when you accept the mess of life. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Work on building your faith muscle. You can exercise it by simply knowing what you believe and believing it. For instance, how about believing that whatever happens, you can pick up the pieces and start over? When you know this is true, you wont be afraid to take the risks necessary to live life to the fullest. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your limitations may be mostly selfcreated, but thats not to say you didnt have help constructing the roadblocks and barriers that hold you back. So why not get a little help with obliterating them? A powerful ally will gladly partner with you this week to bring down the obstacle in your path to success. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You might not feel like following anyones advice -and not because youre stubborn, but because something inside you is holding back. Maybe you fear nearby swindlers or are overwhelmed by an ocean of information. Honor your feelings. Youll know when its time to open yourself up to external guidance. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your knee-jerk reaction may be to come up with an excuse as to why you cant create a certain dynamic. Within the excuse is your golden ticket. The excuse is another way of stating a belief you hold that is keeping you from what you want. Being aware of it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Low prophecy. High expectations can breed stress and narrow-mindedness. The best way is to have zero expectations. If you can practice the Zen art of being free of assumptions, expectations and attachments, you will see the true range of opportunity that lies within every situation. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Something menial will prove well worth learning. This could be a word you didnt know the meaning of but action youve yet to master, such as ultimately saves you from future hassles. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). so varied that there are those who categorize. Let them try. Theres Youll be memorable while others fade into the background. Because you stand out, youll be given more opportunities. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Its important to come across with as and with full knowledge that things will change and you will adapt to those changes. Its called intelligent diplomacy. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You situation into a beautiful one. This is accomplished in part by sharing your feelings. Also, youre not afraid to be vulnerable, and you allow intimacy between you and those you love to grow naturally out of your shared frailty. This is what it means to be human. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You like being challenged, but this week it might feel like the world is resisting more than is really necessary for a good game. When things seem currents, turn around and go with going, but youll take a different and easier route. This Weeks Birthdays will be brave and live large. With your exterior and interior images in sync, you rise to the level to which you aspire. In February and March, you learn skills that either earn you more money or make your dollar stretch further. 2012 brings you the answer to a question youve been asking for many years. Romantic and platonic connections lead to an adventure in March. June brings social excitement and travel, as well. In the summer, you will express your entrepreneurial spirit. Music at Gulfport Beach PavilionFor info, call J at 727-688-3040Monday, 1-3:00 p.m. Karaoke by The Toonsters, J & Lolita Tuesday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment by Mark Blackwood, Bob & Sue back next week Wednesday, 1-3:00 p.m. ReservedThursday, 1-3:00 p.m. Karaoke by Cookie and Dave Friday, 2-4:00 p.m. Entertainment by Geno Saturday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment by Over Due Bill Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Accordion music for listening and dancing

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 27 Holiday Banquetby Luba Robinson Add to the festivities of the season with a visit to the Treasure Island Community Center where the work of award winning Treasure Island Art Guild members, Sheila Crain, and Gay Womack is now being exhibited through January 4, 2012. A passion for working in oils developed as Sheila Crain studied art in various media abroad. A soft touch with a harmonious palette of colors exhibit her talent in the placid Sunrise on Tampa Bay. Realism in Groom Time and Lowry Park give us a taste of paradise in Florida. A glowing ultramarine blue wave, with its tonal quality, pulls the viewers eye into Ocean. the art of Joseph Martin. Less is more in the simplicity of Red Boats, brought to life with a splash of brilliant color. Coming About and more notably Lily, are bathed in glowing saturated hues. A painterly effect in Panama showcases the artists mastery of his technique. instructors include world class photographers. Incandescent Peppers stimulates the eye and palette with its bold use of yellows and reds. Red and Green Stems transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary and a surreal journey of color walks us through a forest of Purple Leaves and Floral Fantasy. Talented artist Kathryn Vanasse works in watercolor, acrylic, and clay sculpting, all of which led her to teaching our veterans at Bay Pines VA Hospital. Her versatility shines in a mixed media abstract, City Life and in acrylic The Many Layers of a Mans Journey. The Storm, a blue gray watercolor of the sea and sky gives us a sense of the sailboats impending danger. Acrylic Florida Lighthouse combines traditional with a touch of the contemporary. Delight in the oil paintings of impressionist Gay Womack whose extensive training and teaching experience is evident as she skillfully combines form, color, and light in Flowers in a Brass Pot, Pottery with Crotons, and The Long Brass Flower Pot. Especially luminous is Yellow Flowers where she plays the brilliant cool hues against the warm. Call the Recreation Center 547-4575, ext. 238 for hours of operation. Town Shores Red Hatters Their holiday luncheon will be held on Monday, December 5 at the Bil Mar Resort in Treasure Island. It was decided not to have a gift exchange this year. The cost for lunch is $20 payable to Bev Finnerty. Checks and or money must be paid before November 25. Also reservations are a must. Call Bev at 381-2122 or Carol at 345-2303 before November 25 for reservations. The December Bunko will be held in the clubhouse lounge on Friday, come at 12 noon and bring a sandwich they can enjoy lunch together. Drinks will be provided. Circle of Friends of the Library The Circle of Friends Book Shop just received a new collection every by Robert Sekuler and Randolph Blake. And hovering right next to it is Beyond Uhura and Other Memories of Michelle Nichols. In addition, there are 30 Star Trek novels. On the other side of the galaxy is the Oxford History of the American West by Milner, OConnor and Sandweiss. Most books are priced at $2 or less. They graciously accept donations of books in good shape; they dont accept 8-track tapes. Library hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Gulfport library is located at 5501 28th Avenue S. For information contact the library at 727-893-1074.

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28 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 Code, from front pageresidents compelled to speak. Before they did, city manager Jim OReilly spoke about the existing method of code enforcement as well as proposed changes to the code. OReilly also showed the residents a slide presentation (to see the presentation, read this article online at theGabber.com and look for the link) highlighting the changes. Right now, OReilly says, the citys code enforcement program takes a and life safety, nuisance abatement and redevelopment. The city has one code enforcement inspector, Bruce Earling, who simultaneously patrols city and takes complaints. Earling month. citizen calls in a complaint, and a violation, he mails the property owner a notice that they have between seven and ten days to correct the issue, whereupon Earling reinspects. If the issue remains, a special magistrate will hear the case and determine the penalties. Earling has the latitude to handle life and safety issues differently as dictated by the severity of the issue. Inoperable and unregistered vehicles get a tag placed on them and Earling 30 days before Earling will reinspect the property. OReilly stressed that the changes he presented in the slide show were This is a starting point, he said, for the city to resolve issues it currently has no means to address. Although residents should read through the presentation to fully understand the issues, here are the Proposed Changes Include: Special pickup trash by the curb must be picked up within three days rather than seven. Trash containers. Currently the code says that residents must move the cans off the curb; it does not specify where. The changes stipulate that residents must move trash cans to the side or rear of the home. Edging Currently the resident must maintain the right of way but not the curb or the sidewalk. The change will make this the residents responsibility. Inoperable vehicles The changes would not allow inoperable vehicles in the front yard any longer. Number of Trailers and RVs The change will allow only one licensed boat, trailer or RV in the front yard, as it does at present, but allows the property owner to store other boats, trailers or RVs in the back or side yard Outdoor furniture The code change would allow only furniture designed for outdoor use outside the home. Recreational Vehicles The city has two ordinances; one is a draft that never passed. Currently the ordinance doesnt give you a whole lot of room, if you can even or motor home type, Community Development Director Fred Metcalf said. The city would like to blend the two ordinances Ongoing 13-week revolving course. Start any week. Power Point presentation. 400 page materials book. One day 8-hour course available Completion satisfies FL Boater ID Safety Requirements.GulfportUSCG Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16, 3120 Miriam Street S. When: Every Thursday 7:30-9:30pm. Special: SAT. ONE DAY Course 8am-5pm *pre-registration suggested Contact: 727-399-7986 email: auxgulfport@live.com St. PetersburgUSCG Auxiliary Flotilla 72, 1300 Beach Dr. SE (USCG South Moorings) When: Every Tuesday, 7:30pm-9:30pm Contact: 727-898-1324 or www.cgaux72.infoSt. Pete BeachUSCG Auxiliary Flotilla 78, Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way When: Every Tuesday, 7:30-9:30pm Contact: Jim at 360-4846 or Warren at 321-7801

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 29 Used to be, Gulfport looked like a spider web of mullet net everywhere. Ive seen a lot of change...A lot of military boys coming home. I wouldnt have a heart to tell a military boy he couldnt park in front of his house, and I know about a dozen of them. We live on the water, so whats up with these boats? Youre trying to limit the boats and everything else? Thats not right... You work for us. You do not work for yourselves. Keep in mind that we pay your salaries. You are our voice, not your voice. Or you are not the voice of seven...people who are part of the Gulfport neighborhood. They used to be called a different name but they changed it for legal reasons.... If we have to maintain the alley, do we have the prerogative to do whatever we want to the alley? This is a laboring town. I dont have a problem with that. Im proud of Gulfport being a laboring town. We are a laboring town, we are a mullet community. I love that when were serving (customers) and Charlie opens the door and says, How are you Nazis doing? If you cant sign the complaint dont make it, because youre too damn yellow (These) are beyond acceptable to people who have lived here, some longer than, I suppose, many of you. Now I wonder when you will be telling me I cant dry my clothes on a clothesline...how many enforcers are you going to have to employ to satisfy all of you do-gooders? Does anybody really give a damn what my trash can is doing out at 4 oclock in the afternoon? While were cleaning up, lets clean up the waterfront I dont know why anybody would want to swim in that mudhole. Lets make it look like it used to look. Youre worried about everybodys yard, lets clean up your yard. Thats your yard; it belongs to you guys. Louie Worthington Gulfport operates and takes money for a boat ramp. Boats are allowed front, back, on top of the house. Gulfport Residents Speak Out at Town Hall Meeting Mayor Mike Yakes asked residents for solutions to concerns residents raised about code violations and proposed changes to the city code. Heres some of what the residents had to say at Tuesday nights Town Hall meeting. Ronald Joyce Gerald Rocks Lawerence Burke Simone Ted Kehoe Louie Worthington Charlie Williams Dolores Morton Mr. Willard

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30 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 Miracle, from front page Carrington faces the microphone. He starts off slowly but enthusiastically, and if his words arent crystal clear, well, that doesnt stop his teammates, friends and family from joining in as he leads them in Take Me Out to the Ballgame. every Saturday suited up and ready to go; he takes his turn at the plate. He knows the thrill of rounding the bases; he understands what it means to be part of a team. The only difference between Jacob and teens like him at the other ball Saturday morning is that Jacob does all those things from his wheelchair. His teammates all face similar rounding the bases while others need help taking a swing at the ball. They a chance to do what generations of disabled children before them could not. Theyre getting to play ball. Seven years ago they didnt get to friendly to physically or emotionally challenged kids. Wheelchairs have a hard time getting over bumps in the Kid with cerebral palsy could fall more easily and injure themselves. Other teams arent geared towards the array of challenges special needs kids face. The Miracle League changed all that. Six years ago the Gulf Beaches disabilities. They built a level surface from recycled tires so kids more prone to taking a tumble wouldnt have as much of an injury risk. They took care of getting the kids uniforms. They show up every Saturday morning to help the kids learn the ins and outs of playing on a softball team. Parents, Eckerd college volunteers and Kiwanians help kids in wheelchairs round the bases and take a swing at the ball. The Kiwanis provides uniforms and equipment. Both the Rays and the Yankees donate time to the Miracle League, the Yankees with roving instructor Jack Hubbard and the Rays with administrative worker Tom Meloday. I thoroughly enjoy it, Hubbard says. It keeps life in the proper perspective. All youve got to do is come down here and see the joy in their eyes. It makes everything worthwhile. The 22-member club built the $300,000 and runs the Saturday morning program. David Romine, the past president, says that the average Saturday morning sees anywhere from 15 to 30 kids. There Kiwanis dont hold tryouts and they dont set age limits. Every game ends in a tie. If the kid shows up, they play, Romine says. Most of the kids who round the bases as part of the Saturday morning Miracle League dont know how much work went into making sure they have the same chances as is different. They dont understand how hard a small group of men and women worked to make sure that every kid, no matter his ability, has a chance to know what it feels like to play ball. They just know they get to play. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 31 Sustainable LivingBy Shawn Dell Joyc e Thanking the Hands That Feed Us Thanksgiving is a holiday built around food. We gather, we gorge, we acknowledge the work of the cook, and perhaps we thank the divine. But rarely do we honor the hands that feed us. Growing the food that feeds our country is one of the most thankless and low-paying jobs a person could have. In 2002, the median net income for a U.S. farmer was $15,848, while hired hands and migrant workers averaged around $10,000 per year. Farming has become so unpopular that the category was recently removed from the U.S. Census, and federal prison inmates now outnumber farmers. Migrant pickers often put in long hours -up to twelve hours a day, in fact -and earn about 45 cents for each 32-pound bucket of tomatoes. This amount hasnt risen in more than 30 years. At that rate, workers have to pick two and a half tons of tomatoes to earn minimum wage. Most farm workers dont get sick days, overtime or health care. Some farmers often dont fare much better. But it doesnt have to be this way. If we stopped putting such an emphasis on cheap and instead put an emphasis on fair, maybe those people who grow our food could afford to eat as well. Raising farm wages would have little effect on supermarket prices, mainly because farmers and farm workers are paid retail dollar spent. If we raised farm wages by 35 percent and passed that cost on to consumers, it would raise the retail price of food by only a few pennies, according to the Center for Immigrant Studies. The total cost to consumers for all fresh produce would add up to less than $34 per year, per family. If we raised wages by 70 percent, that cost would weekly trips to the supermarket, and youre looking at spending barely a dollar more each week. Wouldnt you spend that much to know that people didnt suffer to feed you? In Jan. 2001, the U.S. Department of Labor informed Congress that farm workers were a labor force The report cited farm workers low wages, sub-poverty annual unand underemployment, adding that agricultural worker earnings and working conditions are either stagnant or in decline. For agriculture to be sustainable, it must provide a living for those who work our land. Lets honor the hands that feed us by restoring the dignity of a fair wage to farmers and farm workers. Here are a couple ways to -Buy your produce from local farms, where you can meet the farm workers and see for yourself whether theyre treated fairly. The smaller the farm, the more likely the owners are to treat workers well; often, theyll have only family members working the farm. -Support an increase in farm worker wages by joining the Alliance for Fair Food.

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 33 Parade Honors Hometown Heroes The Boca Ciega high school marching band provided the soundtrack as war heroes, enlisted men and women, veterans and patriots took part in Gulfports Heroes parade Saturday afternoon. The parade down Beach and Shore Boulevards also included the American Legion, and other community groups as well as local businesses. Laura Henderson, wife of Ward Four councilmember Sam Henderson, sang the national anthem. Mr. Henderson rode in the parade with a local veteran, as did Mayor Mike Yakes, who rode alongside his son, Christopher, and decorated Gulfport veteran Irving Zeider. Councilwomen Jennifer Salmon and Barbara Banno also rode in the procession while vice mayor David Hastings and his wife, Jo, emceed the event.

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34 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 By Cathy Salustri Four years ago Jo GonzalezHastings saw a puppy trailing after a man almost get hit by a car. She stopped her car and told the man about it. He said that the puppy was a stray. Gonzalez-Hastings opened her car door, gestured to the dog, and said, come on in, Buddy. The puppy needed he made himself at home in the back seat of her car. She drove to her husbands through his window for help. I thought she had a knife in her neck, the way she was yelling, Hastings remembers. But then she opens up the door, and theres little Buddy with his big feet. Hastings, a cat lover the Gabber once wrote about his rescued cat, Buttercup, who nursed him through chemotherapy and was later killed by a coyote didnt want the dog. I said, Were not keeping the dog, he remembers. He and his wife spent the afternoon tracking down the puppys microchip, tracing it back to a vacant apartment. By the end of the day Hastings gave in to his wife. She could keep the dog, now Although he says Buddy he loves the dog, too. You know how it is, he says of his affection for Buddy. They grow tentacles inside of you. Last Wednesday after dinner Tom Parkinson called his eight-year-old German Shepherd, Luger, to go for a walk. He sat on his front porch, putting on his shoes, when he noticed his neighbor pulling her dogs away from the Hastings household. Once he and Luger started Hastings gate was open and their two dogs, Lamont and Buddy, were out. As soon as I saw them, they saw me, and they charged, Dr. Parkinson said. They were on either side of Luger. He says that Buddy attacked Luger. The rest of it happened so fast. Hastings pulled into the driveway of his Pasadena Yacht and Country Club home and pressed the button to open his electric gate. He drove through the gate and pressed the button to close it. He let Buddy and Lamont, out to play in the yard. He planned to join them once he changed. Thats when his cell him his dogs were running loose. After Buddy bit Luger, Parkinson says, the dog left. Hastings found his two dogs lying in his driveway as if nothing had happened. Together he and Parksinson checked Luger. Parkinson says Luger had a limp, but The two talked for a while. blood, Hastings says. Cavanah also looked the dog over and found no evidence of an injury or a limp, but when Parkinson took Luger home, he noticed blood spots on his tiles and saw blood dripping out of Lugers chest. He spotted a wound, which he says is a puncture mark from Buddy. Pinellas County Animal Services is investigating. Buddy has bitten Luger. Parkinson says Buddy attacked him in May, report. He says he and Luger were sitting under a tree when Buddy ran out the Hastings gate and charged Luger, leaving Luger with a deep wound on his left haunch. Hastings paid the vet bills. Parkinson started carrying pepper spray, but he couldnt get it to work last week. If I could have gotten the pepper spray to work this problem would have been solved, he says. Hastings is a CPA; Buddy and Lamont come to work with him every day. His wife cooks them liver and rice. The dogs spend their days dozing at Hastings feet while he meets with clients. They are socialized with people and get along with the Hastings cats. He just loves people to death. Buddys not aggressive towards people, he says. Buddy does like to escape. The Hastings installed a $3,000 electric fence, but that didnt stop Buddy. You could almost see Buddy light up when he went through the thing, Hastings said. When his hand made contact with the prongs on Buddys electric collar as he marched his dog back over the electric fence, he decided to install a wooden fence. That still wasnt quite enough, so last year he and a neighbor at that neighbors suggestion split the cost of a wall around the property. Hastings installed an electric gate. Weve had nothing but problems with the damn thing, he says, adding that the gate works sporadically. After replacing the motherboard twice and numerous repair calls, he says the gate recently started working again. Thats what happened last and I didnt even think. I it did. Regardless of that, the gate was open, he says. Parkinson says the Hastings dont pay enough attention to the gate and the attack could have been avoided. They dont close the gate. He never turns around and looks. Are they going to learn Dangerous Dog or Beloved Pet?A Dog Bite in the Pasadena Yacht and Country Club

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 35 because of this incident? Maybe, he says. He adds that the neighbors are concerned. This is the second time in four years Buddy has gotten out. Thats not paying attention? Hastings said. All the other dogs are smaller (than Luger.) Whats going through their minds is if the pit bull is going to go after this dog, whats going to happen to my little dog? Parkinson says. Hastings says that Buddy takes because when Buddy was a puppy two German Shepherds Parkinson back and had to be pulled off (he couldnt be certain if it was Luger or another dog). My dog doesnt get like that dog, he says. Buddys half the size and weight of this German Shepherd. Youve got to be pretty damn pissed off if youre going to go after someone twice as big as you. The police report lists Buddy as a American Staffordshire Terrier, also known as a pit bull, but Hastings says he had a DNA test done on Buddy Shepherd, Sharpei, Dalmatian and border collie and papillion. Animal Services contacted both Hastings and Parkinson and asked of Lugers injury, they could label Buddy a dangerous dog and cite the Hastings for Buddy being a public nuisance. Unless two unrelated they witnessed the violation, they will not issue a public nuisance citation. What will happen to Buddy? That depends. If Animal Services feel they have a dangerous dog, the Hastings can appeal the decision, turn the dogs over to Animal Services, or agree to register Buddy as a dangerous dog. Currently the county has only two such dogs registered two Siberian Huskies in Largo. Owners can pay a $250 annual fee, agree to muzzle the dog whenever it may encounter the public, and allow Animal Services to inspect their property to make sure the dogs are safely contained. The dog owners must also post Dangerous Dog warning signs on their property. Since January 1 of this year, Animal Services has investigated three allegedly dangerous dogs in the 33707 ZIP code; they have received 34 calls about allegedly aggressive dogs although, Britland is quick to point out, they are allegations, not proven dangerous dogs. Parkinson and Hastings share two concerns. Parkinson says he is concerned that the dogs will escape again. I dont want anything to happen to these dogs, but this is a habitual thing, Parkinson says. Where does he get that two times in four years is habitual? Hastings says. He says they didnt call Animal Services when the German shepherds went after Buddy or when his dog chased his cat. The cat ran into a wall and later died. Hastings maintains that his dogs arent dangerous. Hes not the victim here. Buddy has retaliated, Hastings said. Animal Services has no record of alleged aggression from either dog. In fact, Hastings said, the investigator who came out to interview him noticed how docile Buddy was. had gone after another kid, he added. He says that he doesnt approve of his dogs actions and will prevent a repeat of last weeks events. I dont want my dogs running around, period, he says. Were both extremely careful. We cant have Buddy do this again, Hastings says. We just cant. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com

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36 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 City Sponsored Activitiesin the CommunityRecreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe. Books & discussion guides available at the Reference Desk. Crafts Club for All Ages: Miss Pat is pm. She will lead participants in creating decorations in the spirit of the season. Free Family Movie DayDeathly Hallows, Parts 1 & 2. Enjoy with free popcorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 893-1074. Genealogy Assistance. Saturday, Noadvice while using traditional and online resources for researching family history. Read to Linda, one of our staff members: slot at the Circulation Desk. All ages welcome. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Game on! Teen Board Game Afternoons Stop by after school to challenge your opponents! World Harmony Art Exhibit: Display of artworks by Sri Chimnoy. The late artist was renowned worldwide for his colorful paintings promoting peace. Frances Purdy Friends Room Gallery Walls.UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ALL PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS ARE HELD IN THE FRANCES PURDY FRIENDS ROOM. PROGRAMS AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE www.mygulfport.us/gpl Search for/request books and other items on our online 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MARIO DELEONS BAND Social & Ballroom Dancing Sun., Nov. 20, 6-10pm, $7 WEEKLY DANCES Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7 12-1 Intermediate 1-2 Beginner 2-3 Dancing Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Pre-Thanksgiving Swing Bash! St. Pete Blues All Stars Band Wed., Nov.23, 6-11pm Thursday, Nov. 17 Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 RECREATION WEBSITE -www.mygulf port.us ments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res./$22 non-resident The Game Roomwill be closed from Monday, October 10Friday, November 4 while the Haunted House is under construction. PROGRAMS 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM The School Year Child Care Program is for children entering Kindergarten thru age 14. It is also a quality program which provides a nur turing atmosphere where each child has the opportunity to experience many recre ational, social, creative and enriching activities at a cost affordable to families. The program is licensed by the Pinellas County License Board. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Program hours Hours of registration are MondayFriday 2011-2012 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers monthly and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. 2011-2012 TOT TIME & VPK PROGRAMS The Tot Time & VPK Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for chil dren ages 3-5. VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who have turned 4 years of age by September 1st. Both programs aim to make learning fun for children and help prepare them for Kindergarten. The Tot Time Program cost is a non-refundable annual registration fee of $17 for residents and $110 for non-resi ly options available. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The VPK Program is FREE but parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care to receive are limited to 10 children each. Program for registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., information. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. poli at 813-855-3112. and Jeff Robbins at 727-954-4899. bara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. at 501-3559. Call Valerie at 557-4258. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK Effective October 1st, all skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports 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 ter which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2011 September 30, 2012. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only.Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm SPECIAL EVENTS Closed for Holidays Senior Center and GEMS will be closed on Thurs. Nov. 24 & Fri. Nov. 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Understanding Medicare Medicare confusing to you? Join the club! Get the basic information at 1pm on Mon. Nov. 21. Courtesy of SHINE (a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs). Thanksgiving Dinner Party: our Thanksgiving Dinner Party on Brentwood Senior Community Living. Seats are limited. Must be a registered member of the Gulfport Senior Center. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Senior Trips trips? How about Legoland on Nov. 25 or Christmas Survival Guide (a hilarious revue Off-Broadway and other upcoming trips. Where Did I Leave my Car Keys? A memory technique workshop with active participation on Fri. Nov. 18 at 1pm facilitated by Peg Stella. Tea Dance Friends Mon. Nov. 28, 2-4pm be purchased at the Snack Bar. Senior Center Flea Market your calendar for our next Flea Market on Fri. Dec. 2, 9am-noon. The Debby Bacon Holiday Dream Show and Entertainer Debby Bacon is performing two fundraising shows Foundation on Wed. Dec. 7 at the Catherine Hickman Theater. Show Times are 1pm and 7pm. Tickets available in advance at the Senior door for the 1pm performance; $12/ advance or $14 at the door for the 7pm performance. The evening performance will include a Meet & Theater lobby. For more info call the Senior Center at (727) 893-2237 or check gulfportseniorfoundation.org www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org. World War II Presentation presentation will be offered by Bob Hanson on Fri. Dec. 9 at 1pm on his experiences serving as an American Air Force pilot in Italy during World War II. A question and answer period will follow. Trolley Night Light Tour seniors are invited to participate in a trolley tour of Gulfports holiday light Call the Senior Center if you would like to join us! Holiday Senior Follies Koehler Senior Follies Holiday Show will be held in the Hickman Theater on Wed. Dec. 21 at 1pm. Tickets are only $5.00 and can be purchased in advance at the Senior Center. Refreshments will follow in the Senior Center Dining Hall. SPECIAL SERVICES Transportation Service: GEMS Door-to-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available registration fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class 727-341-0130 to register for November. Elder Law Clinic living wills, powers of attorney, and health care surrogates on Fri. Nov.18 at for more info. Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at Hearing Support 1st & 3rd Mon. at 2pm Visually Impaired Support, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. CaregiversSenior Center 5501 27 Ave. So. 893-1231 More Activities the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto gulfportseniorfoundation.org www.gulfportseniorfoundation.org.

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 37 City Sponsored Activitiesin the CommunityRecreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe. Books & discussion guides available at the Reference Desk. Crafts Club for All Ages: Miss Pat is pm. She will lead participants in creating decorations in the spirit of the season. Free Family Movie DayDeathly Hallows, Parts 1 & 2. Enjoy with free popcorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 893-1074. Genealogy Assistance. Saturday, Noadvice while using traditional and online resources for researching family history. Read to Linda, one of our staff members: slot at the Circulation Desk. All ages welcome. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Game on! Teen Board Game Afternoons Stop by after school to challenge your opponents! World Harmony Art Exhibit: Display of artworks by Sri Chimnoy. The late artist was renowned worldwide for his colorful paintings promoting peace. Frances Purdy Friends Room Gallery Walls.UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ALL PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS ARE HELD IN THE FRANCES PURDY FRIENDS ROOM. PROGRAMS AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE www.mygulfport.us/gpl Search for/request books and other items on our online 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MARIO DELEONS BAND Social & Ballroom Dancing Sun., Nov. 20, 6-10pm, $7 WEEKLY DANCES Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7 12-1 Intermediate 1-2 Beginner 2-3 Dancing Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Pre-Thanksgiving Swing Bash! St. Pete Blues All Stars Band Wed., Nov.23, 6-11pm Thursday, Nov. 17 Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 RECREATION WEBSITE -www.mygulf port.us ments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res./$22 non-resident The Game Roomwill be closed from Monday, October 10Friday, November 4 while the Haunted House is under construction. PROGRAMS 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM The School Year Child Care Program is for children entering Kindergarten thru age 14. It is also a quality program which provides a nur turing atmosphere where each child has the opportunity to experience many recre ational, social, creative and enriching activities at a cost affordable to families. The program is licensed by the Pinellas County License Board. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Program hours Hours of registration are MondayFriday 2011-2012 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers monthly and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. 2011-2012 TOT TIME & VPK PROGRAMS The Tot Time & VPK Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for chil dren ages 3-5. VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who have turned 4 years of age by September 1st. Both programs aim to make learning fun for children and help prepare them for Kindergarten. The Tot Time Program cost is a non-refundable annual registration fee of $17 for residents and $110 for non-resi ly options available. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The VPK Program is FREE but parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care to receive are limited to 10 children each. Program for registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., information. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. poli at 813-855-3112. and Jeff Robbins at 727-954-4899. bara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. at 501-3559. Call Valerie at 557-4258. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK Effective October 1st, all skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports 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 ter which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2011 September 30, 2012. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only.Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm SPECIAL EVENTS Closed for Holidays Senior Center and GEMS will be closed on Thurs. Nov. 24 & Fri. Nov. 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Understanding Medicare Medicare confusing to you? Join the club! Get the basic information at 1pm on Mon. Nov. 21. Courtesy of SHINE (a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs). Thanksgiving Dinner Party: our Thanksgiving Dinner Party on Brentwood Senior Community Living. Seats are limited. Must be a registered member of the Gulfport Senior Center. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Senior Trips trips? How about Legoland on Nov. 25 or Christmas Survival Guide (a hilarious revue Off-Broadway and other upcoming trips. Where Did I Leave my Car Keys? A memory technique workshop with active participation on Fri. Nov. 18 at 1pm facilitated by Peg Stella. Tea Dance Friends Mon. Nov. 28, 2-4pm be purchased at the Snack Bar. Senior Center Flea Market your calendar for our next Flea Market on Fri. Dec. 2, 9am-noon. The Debby Bacon Holiday Dream Show and Entertainer Debby Bacon is performing two fundraising shows Foundation on Wed. Dec. 7 at the Catherine Hickman Theater. Show Times are 1pm and 7pm. Tickets available in advance at the Senior door for the 1pm performance; $12/ advance or $14 at the door for the 7pm performance. The evening performance will include a Meet & Theater lobby. For more info call the Senior Center at (727) 893-2237 or check gulfportseniorfoundation.org www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org. World War II Presentation presentation will be offered by Bob Hanson on Fri. Dec. 9 at 1pm on his experiences serving as an American Air Force pilot in Italy during World War II. A question and answer period will follow. Trolley Night Light Tour seniors are invited to participate in a trolley tour of Gulfports holiday light Call the Senior Center if you would like to join us! Holiday Senior Follies Koehler Senior Follies Holiday Show will be held in the Hickman Theater on Wed. Dec. 21 at 1pm. Tickets are only $5.00 and can be purchased in advance at the Senior Center. Refreshments will follow in the Senior Center Dining Hall. SPECIAL SERVICES Transportation Service: GEMS Door-to-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available registration fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class 727-341-0130 to register for November. Elder Law Clinic living wills, powers of attorney, and health care surrogates on Fri. Nov.18 at for more info. Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at Hearing Support 1st & 3rd Mon. at 2pm Visually Impaired Support, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. CaregiversSenior Center 5501 27 Ave. So. 893-1231 More Activities the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto gulfportseniorfoundation.org www.gulfportseniorfoundation.org.

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38 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 Local ObituariesBAKER, ELVA MAE, 95, of Gulfport and South Pasadena, formerly of Lexington, KY, died after a long illness. She was a member of Pasadena Baptist Church where she taught the womens Sunday school classes, vacation Bible school, and sang in the choir. Mrs. Baker is survived by her two daughters, Gloria Wilson and Mary Ann Kelley; three sons, Tony, Curtis, and Les Baker; eight grandchildren; and will be held from 3-4 pm on Friday, Nov. 18th at the David C. Gross Funeral Home in St. Petersburg, with services beginning at 4 p.m. Donations in Mrs. Bakers memory to Suncoast Hospice and Feed The Children would be greatly appreciated. Guestbook at www. davidcgross.com. David C. Gross 727-381-4911. BURGESS, ROLAND MIKE 73, of South Pasadena, died Nov. 12, 2011. He is survived by 3 daughters; 1 sister; 4 grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc., 727-517-2340. DELISI, JOSEPHINE A., 92, of South Pasadena, passed away House Woodside. Born in Manhattan, NY, she came here in 1975, from Old Bethpage, NY. She graduated from Julia Richmond HS. She worked for the Florida Water Dept., and the Flying Squad at Gertz. She was preceded in death by her husband of is survived by her children Frederick J. DeLisi, Suzanne T. Svihovec, and Steven M. DeLisi; 8 grandchildren and a visitation from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11th, with a funeral service to begin at 4 p.m. at Anderson McQueen, 7820 38th Ave. N. Visit the familys personalized online Guestbook at www.andersonmcqueen.com. PLANTE, GEORGE RAYMOND, 78, of St. Petersburg died Thursday, November 10, 2011 at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Holyoke, Mass., he retired from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Parks & Recreation Division. He is predeceased by his wife, Marianne L. (Bobba) Plante. Survivors include his daughter, Deborah A. Plante, St. Petersburg and sister-in-law Gina M. (Bobba) Forgetta, Gulfport. Funeral arrangements will be private. ROSS, DENNIS died October 30, 2011 of a brain aneurysm. Born in Tampa, FL, he was a graduate of the University of South Florida. He served in the Marine Corps and its reserve and started his civilian career as a school teacher and social worker. After the Florida served as assistant administrator for Hillsborough County and the director of administration for Tampa. In 1980 he became thenGovernor Bob Grahams deputy chief of staff. He joined the Jim Water Corporation eventually rising to CEO. The suicide of his son in the early 1980s had him volunteering at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay where he eventually became its CEO in 2002. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine, of Gulfport; daughter, Katie Trabert, of Greensboro, NC; sister, Christopher Ross, of Gulfport, and three grandchildren. The family suggests that contributions be made to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, 14901 Crisis Center Plaza, Tampa,

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 39 Volunteers Needed to Explain Medicare We need SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) volunteers to help individuals understand Medicare and provide free unbiased information and counseling. SHINE is called SHIP in most of the other 50 states in the United States. Do you want a volunteer position stimulating? Then consider counseling seniors and the disabled with the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program. SHINE volunteers are both active and retired individuals from diverse career and cultural backgrounds. As a volunteer, you will receive initial training, continuing education and a supportive environment with dedicated colleagues. Training will be offered in January 2012. SHINE is a free service of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, operated locally through the Area Agency on Aging of PascoPinellas, Inc. SHINE provides free and unbiased Medicare information and counseling. For more information or to learn how you can volunteer, please call the Elder Helpline tollat samsons@elderaffairs.org or visit the SHINE website at www. FloridaSHINE.org. Featuring Evodia of Garnacha SpainThis is the best wine from $10-12 I have had to date this year! Evodia is a sexy, high-pitched wine with aromas of strawberry preserves, heavy. tannins and excelent clarity with no jamminess.

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40 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Its about the Children Where is the public concern about the small children raped, fondled, abandoned, thrown under the bus at Pennsylvania State University? Of the Pennsylvania State University or that of football coach Joe Paterno, or the fall of his colleague and accused, Jerry Sandusky, against the enormity of the crime committed against small children? The story being told is about sports obsessed coaches and fund raising and student recruiting for a state supported University. However, the real story is about children who may never recover, mentally nor physically, from the abuse they suffered. The real story is about how little anyone cared about the children. It is not a sex scandal. It is about violence, helplessness, despair, confusion, anger, done to and felt by small children, memories and feelings that may never disappear. It is about the perversion of one large, domineering man, and heartlessness of a handful of men, some of them pound child being sexually fondled and penetrated in a gym locker room, by a 230 pound, old, powerful and prominent, former defensive coordinator of one of the nations premier college football programs, a the University where the assault is taking place, and to whose care you have been entrusted by your parent or parents. Into this nightmare, which will never end, comes a strapping 28-year-old. He looks, he sees. He does nothing to stop the assault. He leaves. Help never comes. No one in authority, no potential rescuer comes to you, questions you. No one but the man raping you. This is not an isolated incident. But you dont know that. You dont know that another child a couple of years ago experienced a similar assault, witnessed by a janitor. Help never came then, either. You dont know either that one child did complain to his mother and police did come, but nothing was done, nor publicly reported, or even privately reported. You dont know that the University investigated your case, but didnt bother to contact you even though your assaulter was banned from using the facilities (never enforced) though he continued to bring young children to football games and related sporting events. You dont know either that the same man you so looked up to, the man helping you to go The Second Mile (the name of the Jerry Sandusky founded foundation), was helping young students at a local high school. You dont know that he was caught wrestling with a young boy late at night in a gym. You dont know that type of conduct was stopped, but never reported. You and others never knew that others saw, suspected, knew what was happening, but like Pontius Pilate, passed on the responsibility to someone else. You didnt know there was a code of silence that protected individuals in the nearly religious program called football in Happy Valley, the nick name for the university in the scenic mountain community of State College, Pennsylvania. You would have known about the prestige of the University and its program. You would have known that Jerry Sandusky, your tormentor, was a renowned coach, favored at one time as the successor to Joe Paterno who some referred to, sometimes sarcastically, as St. Joe. You may even have known that Sandusky came from Washington, Pa., my home town, where it was thought that Paterno wouldnt have been THE Paterno without Sandusky. When Sandusky suddenly retired at age 55 it was believed it was because he was frustrated and angry that Paterno would not retire. The town remembered Sanduskys father, Art, who was revered for his work with young people in that community. No one there speculated that there might be other reasons for Sanduskys early retirement. You probably would have been told of the largess of your mentor who started Second Mile in the 1970s to help single or split parent kids. You might have heard how good the program was which it seemed to be and probably was most of the times. You certainly would have been impressed and a football stadium, built by Joe Paternos football program that seats heard that Paterno gave $2 million (or was it $4 million) back to the University he loves. This was a program you and your parents could trust. A program of substance, of prestige, of good people. What you wouldnt know is were worth more than you as an individual; that the program and the Universitys goodness and reputation had greater weight than simple right and wrong.; that unusual or infrequent incidents such as yours should not besmirch the reputation of greater men and institutions. What you knew provided trust. What you didnt know and what you came to know may have destroyed the concept of trust forever and placed a burden on your life that will be with you forever. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 41 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo Rons Karaoke 7pm No Lunch Served Breakfast 8:30-11am Kitchen Open 2-5pm Dinner 5-7pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Kitchen Open 11-2pm Dinner 5-7pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Lunch Served 11am-3pm Rons Karaoke 7pm THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Bar Bingo 7pm Food Served Fish & Chicken 6-8pm Barry Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Sound Unlimited 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 7-10pm SAL Mtg-6pm Harry 7-10pm Legion Dinner 6-8pm Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Thanksgiving Dinner, turkey with all the trimmings, Thursday, Nov. 24th, 1-5 p.m. $8 Donation. Just in case you might not know, Post 305 will celebrate New Years Eve. Join us for dinner, lobster and New York Strip steak, heavy appetizers, champagne toast only $37.50 each. Cash bar, entertainment by Barry. Tickets available at the bar, get them early. Hats off to our Auxiliary Juniors who did such a great job in the parade! Dont forget the bake sale Friday, Nov. 18th starting at 4 p.m. Come and get some homemade goodies. As always, we invite Auxiliary members to attend our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. We welcome your ideas. Please plan to join us on Sundays starting at 1p.m. for Steak-Ums games. Have fun and win great food! Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC

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42 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 11/4 Drunk Person3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual2100 Blk 58th St. S. Trouble with Individual900 Blk 58th St. S. Trouble with Individual2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual5300 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Call for Ofcer4600 Blk 29th Ave. S. Criminal Mischief900 Blk Gray St. S. Battery4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Saturday 11/5 Noise Complaint5300 Blk 8th Ave. S. Animal Complaint5000 Blk Newton Ave. S. Trouble with Individual1100 Blk 58th St. S. Suspicious Activity5400 Blk 10th Ave. S. Narcotics/Drugs5400 Blk 15th Ave. S. Battery2600 Blk 57th St. S. Domestic Battery5000 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Hit & Run3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Sunday 11/6 Trouble with Individual5600 Blk 27th Ave. S. Suspicious Circumstances2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Animal Complaint4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. City County Code Violation5100 Blk 14th Ave. S. Criminal Mischief5000 Blk 12th Ave. S. City County Code ViolationTomlinson Park. Burglary4800 Blk Trade Winds Dr. S. Theft5000 Blk 15th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5100 Blk 18th Ave. S. Noise Complaint2700 Blk 54th St. S. Trouble with Individual1400 Blk 49th St. S. Drunk Person5400 Blk 29th Ave. S. Suspicious Vehicle6300 Blk 13th Ave. S. Monday 11/7 Domestic Verbal5200 Blk 13th Ave. S. Animal Complaint5200 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Burglary900 Blk 55th St. S. Theft2000 Blk 49th St. S. Narcotics/Drugs700 Blk Gray St. S. Suspicious Circumstances3200 Blk 58th St. S. Domestic Verbal5100 Blk 12th Ave. S. Domestic Assault5100 Blk 12th Ave. S. Tuesday 11/8 Domestic Verbal5500 Blk 15th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual900 Blk 58th St. S. Call for Ofcer900 Blk 58th St. S. Theft3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Domestic Verbal700 Blk Gray St. S. Trouble with Individual5300 Blk 11th Ave. S. Hit & Run5900 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual5100 Blk Preston Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5600 Blk 14th Ave. S.Animal Complaint5000 Blk Newton Ave. S. TheftTomlinson Park. Wednesday 11/9 Harassing/Threat/Obscene CallsLocation Withheld. Trouble with Individual2900 Blk 57th St. S. Theft2900 Blk 59th St. S. Call for Ofcer5800 Blk 28th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5500 Blk 27th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5400 Blk 30th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5300 Blk 29th Ave. S. Criminal Mischief5400 Blk 29th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5000 Blk 24th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual3200 Blk 58th St. S. Theft5500 Blk 28th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5300 Blk 29th Ave. S. Burglary1800 Blk 53rd St. S. Suspicious Person5600 Blk 30th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5200 Blk 18th Ave. S. Trouble with IndividualTomlinson Park. Accident with Injuries2200 Blk 57th St. S. Theft5900 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Call for Ofcer5300 Blk 11th Ave. S. Domestic Verbal4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Suspicious Circumstances1400 Blk 61st St. S. Thursday 11/10 Trouble with Individual2000 Blk 52nd St. S. Suspicious Circumstances4500 Blk 27th Ave. S. Civil Matter5000 Blk 24th Ave. S. Animal Complaint2700 Blk 56th St. S. Burglary4900 Blk 15th Ave. S. Animal Complaint2600 Blk 49th St. S. Noise ComplaintTomlinson Park. Trouble with IndividualTomlinson Park. Reckless Driver5300 Blk 9th Ave. S. Noise Complaint5600 Blk Newton Ave. S.

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 43 Try your hand at Sudoku DOC TALK Osteocephaly -boneheaded PHOBIA OF THE WEEK Pogonophobia -fear of beards OBSERVATION I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in 14 days I lost two weeks. -American singer and comedian Joe E. Lewis (19021971) LAST WORDS Surprise me. -Actor and comedian Bob Hope (1903-2003) when asked by his wife where he wanted to be buried. (He was interred in the Bob Hope Memorial Garden at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Los Angeles where his mother is also buried.) By Scott LafeeGame Theory Hey, kids. Next time Mom or Dad declares youre spending too much time playing video games, whip out a copy of the journal Computers in Human Behavior and cite this Children who play video games, violent or not, tend to be more creative. MSU researchers looked at almost 500 12-year-olds, and concluded that the more kids played video games, the more creative they were in other tasks like drawing pictures or writing stories. On the other hand, the researchers said that use of cellphones, the Internet and computers (other than for video games) appeared unrelated to creativity. STORIES FOR THE WAITING ROOM A new study out of Johns Hopkins University says that kidneys from older donors, those aged 50 to 59, are somewhat more likely to fail within 10 years compared to transplants from younger donors. The failure rate donated from people older than 70 are no more likely to fail than those from people in their 50s. A lot of people come up to me and say, I wish I could donate a kidney, but Im too old, said Dorry Segev, an associate professor of surgery and study author. What our study says is that if youre in good health and youre over 70, youre not too old to donate a kidney to your child, your spouse, your friend, anybody. Its better if you have a younger donor, (but) not everyone has a younger donor. And an older, live donor is better than no live donor at all. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE Seven in 100 men have some form of color blindness, but only one in 1,000 women. The most common form is a differentiate either red or green).

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44 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What are Health Care Surrogates and Living Wills? A thoughtfully prepared disability plan should cover who should handle a disabled persons health care matters as well as their property management issues. After all, health care matters are of monumental importance because of their deeply personal character and the consequences those decisions might have on the persons length and quality of life. The best way to avoid a guardian being appointed by the court to make these health care decisions is to designate a Health Care Surrogate. The Health Care Surrogate should be in a good position to use substituted judgement for the disabled person, the principal, and thus should have a solid grasp of the disabled persons attitudes, the quality of satisfactory, and his or her religious beliefs and philosophy of life. The in placing these important judgments into the hands of the Health Care Surrogate. A competent person has the right to refuse medical treatment for any reason whatsoever, even if that refusal will result to an otherwise preventable death. But what happens if that person is unable to communicate his or her wishes? A living will goes into effect if a person falls into a condition where recovery is almost impossible. It is a set of written instructions stating an individuals desire not to be kept alive through the use of medical technology when that individual is in a terminal condition and incapable of giving informed consent or refusal for further treatment. It also appoints someone to make such decisions on that persons behalf. A living will is one of the most important estate preservation techniques available to the average person. Numerous studies have shown that a large portion of all health care costs in the United States are incurred in the last few days of a persons life. The cost burdens to the family members of individuals in terminal conditions are also considerable. Many families are forced to spend substantial amounts of their income and savings in order to medically prolong the lives of their loved ones for just a few days. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson St. Petersburg, Florida. The teleMyers welcomes calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give you legal advice. If you have a speconsult an attorney.

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 45 Fresh Market Seeks Vendors Vendor space is available for new Corey Fresh Market in downtown St Pete Beach. The new Sunday market takes place on Corey Avenue between Blind Pass Rd. and Boca Ciega Dr. from 9 a.m 2 p.m. Applicants of foods, spices, arts/crafts, hand-made products are needed. Vendor fees are $20 each market day. If interested please contact Kathi Hansen, at 727498-8778. Vendor applications can Church offers Cold Night Shelter Beginning November 15th, Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 1000 55 Street S. in Gulfport will provide a warm place to sleep for any Gulfport resident who does not have heat or adequate shelter on nights where the temperature is 40 degrees or below. This is an ecumenical effort with volunteers from Gulfport Presbyterian Church, the community and Trinity Church. The shelter A warm supper will be provided as well as breakfast. Reservations are appreciated for purposes of meal planning. Only 20 people can be accommodated. Donations of single serving items such as breakfast bars, instant oatmeal or cereal, small cans of fruit, snack cakes, chips and many more items are needed. Call 239-1548 if you wish to donate, volunteer or assist or if you may want to use the shelter. Enter Non-alcoholic Drink Contest With the holiday season approaching, there will be many parties and celebrations. Unfortunately, many of these parties and celebrations will end in sadness due to a guest driving when he has had a little too much to drink. Operation PAR is encouraging hosts to provide alcohol free beverages for their guests who will be driving and would like to offer their assistance by sponsoring an annual Non-Alcoholic Drink Contest. The public is invited to submit non-alcoholic drink recipes N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781. The top ten, determined by a team of judges, will be selected and invited to prepare their drink for a panel of area celebrities who will vote for the The public will be invited. All drinks submitted will be featured in a free publication. Recipes must be received by November 28th. Celebrity judging at the Shirley D. Coletti Academy for Behavioral Change. The judging/ open house will be open to the public.

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46 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntWhen Kids Wont Leave the Nest In Italy, theyre know as mammon (mamas boys). The Japanese call them parasaito shinguru (parasite singles). In the U.S., theyre referred to as boomerangs. And in Britain, they go by KIPPERS, an acronym for kids in parents pockets eroding retirement savings. As humorous as after college is a growing problem for many families. Growing up is getting increasingly more expensive. Add to this, most rewarding career they must opt for college after high school. Four years later, they have school loans far greater than they can manage. Add on the cost of a car, food, clothing, shelter and a social life, and suddenly moving back in with Mom and Dad option. So, whats a parent to do? A Create a contract. Call it a Temporary Residency Agreement, wherein you as the parents are the Landlord and your adult child is the Tenant. Err on the side of not cutting your young adult any slack here. This is an excellent opportunity to teach personal responsibility and Have a beginning and an end date. Address everything in this agreement and close all loopholes. If you treat this in a business-like way, youll get a lot more respect in the days (weeks, months?) ahead. Set rules. This is about money, so dont skirt around the issue. Whether your kids are still with you because they moved back or because they never left, its time to lay down the law that says everyone in the household contributes to the expenses and maintenance. This includes paying rent, a portion of the utility bills and food. Determine what these amounts will be, and then make it part of the contract. As for their own expenses, adult children need to pay their own car payments, insurance, gasoline, credit cards and cell phones. Beyond money. Everyone living in the home needs to participate in its maintenance. What are your minimum standards for laundry and meals? Who gets to park where? What about guests? Dont assume anything. Put everything in writing. Exit strategy. There needs to be a clear cut plan for how long this arrangement will last (do not skip the ending date on that contract) and a plan for its conclusion. Then make sure everyone is sticking to that schedule. This is not about how much you love your kids or your ability to support them forever. Its about loving them enough to force them to grow regardless the state of the economy, the load of debt theyve amassed or dreams. You may have to push them from the nest, but if you play your cards right, it wont come to that. Hopefully, through your loving persistence, they will gain the strength and stamina to

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 47 Fish Fry Helps Troubled Youth SOUTH PASADENA Three year old Parker Tapp gets to know a police dog Saturday afternoon the Florida Sheriffs Youth took place in the Leverocks parking lot. The program unites sheriffs departments across the state in helping kids that are going down the wrong path, according to Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri. The program receives no government funding, surviving on charitable contributions. Sheriff According to Leverocks owner George Lewis, Leverocks founder, Johnny Leverocks, helped found the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. The restaurant donated the facility and we lean on our purveyors to get the from the event to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. Chili Part of Fall Fun at Boyd HillST. PETERSBURG Maddie Winters, 10 _, ladles out her moms chili at the Pinellas Pioneer Settlements Second Annual Chili Cookoff. The chili cookoff was part of a day of old-fashioned fall festivities that included hay rides, sack races, rope making and horseshoes. Kids in attendance also had plenty of chances to make different crafts at booths hosted by girl scout groups. The Pinellas Pioneer Settlement is part of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. Its next event, the December 10 Christmas Jamboree, will showcase trees decorated with old-fashioned decorations. For more information visit PinellasPioneerSettlement. org.

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48 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 Early Thanksgiving in South Pasadena Florence Molella prepares to dig in at the South Pasadena Civic Associations early Thanksgiving dinner this past Saturday. The dinner, held on the rst oor of city hall, offered diners a traditional dinner followed by several rounds of Bingo. Former mayor and community activist Fred Held have the blessing before inviting his fellow association members to help themselves to the catered dinner. Beautiful Day for Deals and Treats On October 7th, the Red Hot Beach Nuts went to the Webster Flea Market. There were deals from hand stitched dresser scarfs to plants and especially the Red Hat Lady USA booth. The enjoyed lunch at their local cook-here eat-here candy factory. Its obvious that they all had a sweet tooth and brought home the best of dark chocolate and those delightful favored jellies.

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 49 By Cathy Salustri Autumn in Florida can prove challenging. While were quick to chuckle at the northerners with their snowstorms as we stroll along the beach in our shirtsleeves, sometimes even the most hardened pajamas, mulled wine or hot cocoa in hand. While thats easier said than done with the sound of seagulls right outside your window that is, if its cool enough to turn off the air conditioner and open a window its still doable, and, if youre willing to drive about two autumn that that?WHAT: So close to Disney that you can see the theme Lake Louisa State Park offers an autumn respite for Floridians seeking the feel of autumn with out all the pesky snow. WHY: The park has a series of small, rolling hills, lakes, and wooded walk ing paths. In the center of the state palm, along with wild orange trees that remain from when some of the area had citrus groves on it. If you have the time and really want to get into the feel of autumn, rent a lakeside cabin. The cabins are Florida-practical with screened porches that keep out the bugs, but serve camp ers well on chillier fall nights: every cabin has a tongue and groove walls and ceilings. During the day, you can hike over 20 miles of trails (or, if you have your own horse, ride along 15 miles of horse trail), picnic by the lake, or watch the wildlife from a wooden rocking chair on your porch on the water. At night, grab a blan blaze.WHO: Lake Louisa is part of the state park system; it became a state park in 1974, after the state bought the former cattle ranch and orange grove from the Bronson family.WHERE: Head east on I-4 to exit 55, then head north to Clermont on US 27. After about 20 minutes, Lake Louisa will be on your left. BEST part: Along orange, and sour orange trees. Sour oranges will be coming into season in the next month grocery store. Happening upon these large, bumpy-skinned, lemon-like oranges is a delight for anyone who loves the taste of sour orange pie. WORST part: The park is lovely and large, but the cabins on a lake make the experience altogether wonder ful. Best to choose a chillier night to spend the night or lie in wait outside the cabin.MAGIC Question: Entrance costs $4 per person or $5 per car; en trance fee waived with camping reservations. Cabins cost $120 per night; tent and RV camping costs $24 per night. The park also has primtitive camping at $5 per person. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@TheGabber.com. Fall in Florida: Finding Cozy

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50 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 For the Love of Reading Pictured (L-R): Phyllis Plotnick, Carol Parker and Jan Dutton pick the winner of one of the gift certicates. The promotion was put on by the Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library to help encourage people to sign up for a library card. The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library held a drawing on Book Shop in Gulfport. The winners are Candace Weyand and Xolani Jones. Book Shop in Gulfport. Jan Dutton donated the prizes to help encourage people to sign up for a library card. During the month of October, everyone who applied for a new library card was and one for a new adult member. Phyllis Plotnick with the Circle of Friends said the Gulfport Public Library received 48 new memberships in October. Booking Now The Forever Young Dancers dance their pants off for charity. They are available for weekend bookings, senior centers, mobile park organizations and private parties. Call Robert at 727-455-0743. 1959 Alumni Trip Join Gibbs High School Class of 1-night, 2-day trip to Orlando, FL for the Florida Classic Game ((Bethune Cookman University (BCU) vs. Florida A&M University (FAMU)) on November 19 & 20, 2011. Departure time is Saturday, November 19th at 10 a.m. from Publix at 54th Ave. S. and 31st St. S. (back parking lot). For more information and to Florence Jenkins at 727-417-0205 or Catherine Lewis at 727-475-0540. Join the Annual Fitness Walk Paradise Lutheran Church of Treasure Island will hose its Third Annual Fitness Walk on Saturday morning, November 19. The event is open to the public with registration beginning at 8 a.m. at the church building, 10255 Paradise Boulevard (just off the TI Causeway). Walkers can choose between two Paradise Island area or a 5K walk (about 3 miles) to the TI beach and back. There will be one water stop on the 5K event and walkers will have a chance to preview some of the sand sculptures entered in TIs annual beach contest. Both walks will end at the church were participants will be rewarded of Completion.

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 51 A Small Indulgence More than just for fuel, food is there to make our lives richer. When I set out to create a permanent healthy lifestyle plan for myself, I those meals and fun food activities that make life so sensorially exciting! Eight years later, I have been dietfree and lost more than 30 pounds without ever giving up the foods I love. What we eat most of the time is what counts in the long run when it comes to health, but every now and then, we can relish an opportunity to enjoy a favorite restaurant meal, a homemade good or a treat because these times allow us to maintain a comfortable relationship with food, one in which we are always in the drivers seat. Im all about making the foods I love a little bit better for me. After all, if I can enjoy the great taste I crave without going overboard on fat, calories or sugar, its the best of both worlds! The recipe below is for my whole wheat and browned butter for an absolutely decadent treat. I love whipping up a batch on a weekend morning, but you also could freeze the batter and bake them up during the week when youre pinched for time. The whole wheat provides healthy complex carbohydrates, plus the blueberrys own dose of vitamins and antioxidants. I also add some which increases the protein level, and were using maple syrup to limit the amount of processed sugar. (You could use an equal amount of honey or agave instead.) If you can skip the crumble, even better. It does add a nice little something extra. I like sure to limit myself to just one. Youll notice that in the recipe, I leave a little bit of regular butter, sugar, eggs and milk in the batter but am using small quantities and supplementing them with healthier alternatives. This lets us hold on to overall product. Browned Butter Whole2-ounce stick of butter 2 ounces applesauce 1/4 cup yogurt 1/4 cup whole milk 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups fresh blueberries 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil 4 tablespoons dark brown sugar, packed 2 tablespoons rolled oats, coarsely chopped Pop blueberries in the freezer for about 10 minutes before you begin so they wont stain the batter when folding in. Heat the oven to 375 F, and put rack with residual brown butter from pan, or line with cups. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook it down until the color begins to change, being careful to remove from heat when it darkens but is not burnt. Whisk the milk, eggs and vanilla in a small bowl, and then add the butter and whisk to combine. Add applesauce and maple syrup, and stir to combine. sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the butter and egg mixture all at once, and gently fold in. Add your slightly frozen blueberries, being careful not to over-mix, and divide mixture equally among your To make the topping, place all ingredients in a bowl and use your minutes. before removing to cooling rack.

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52 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 Help Out For the Holidays Looking for a way to help spread holiday cheer? From serving turkey and dressing to making a toddler smile on Christmas day, heres a list of just some of the ways you can help out in your community this holiday season.Serve a Meal on St. Pete Beach will serve a turkey dinner. The proceeds go to the churchs youth program, St. Vincent de Paul, and to honor veterans. To help out with Armys Community Dinner. The Salvation Army needs roughly 40 volunteers to help with the 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. meal. Call 550-8080, extension 332 to volunteer. dinner to homeless and needy families. Volunteers should arrive arrive around noon for the 1 p.m. dinner. Call 545-8282 for additional information.Beyond ThanksgivingFeed the Hungry: Taking it to the Street Ministries 7320 47th Street North, Pinellas Park The Pinellas County Holiday Tent, a 5200 square foot tent in Pinellas Park, helps families in crisis with holiday assistance. The Holiday Tent accepts total, Taking it to the Street will distribute 4,000 turkeys and 12,000 toys. Taking it to the Street needs 90 volunteers a day as well as Make a Child Smile on Christmas Morning: Gulfports Operation Santa For 20 years, Gulfport Police department employees have sponsored Operation Santa, collecting new toys, money or gift cards for Gulfports needy children. Call 893-1042 or 893-1049 for information on how to donate. Ring a Bell: Raise Money for Needy Families Join the Salvation Army as one of the well-known bell-ringers who raise money for local families. The Salvation Army needs bell ringers for two hour (or longer) shifts from noon until 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; bell ringing starts November 28 and ends Christmas Eve. Call 550-8080, extension 332 to volunteer. Be an Elf: Sort Donated Toys and Food volunteers a day to help sort both toys and food for needy families. Call 5508080, extension 332 to volunteer. Play Santa: Deliver Donations From December 19 through the 21 the Salvation Army will deliver food and toys to over 1,000 area families. They need help with every aspect of the delivery, from toy loaders to carolers. Call 550-8080, extension 332 to volunteer. Health, Fitness, Nutritional Professionals WantedSubmitted by Mike Calamari We are gearing up for the 2nd Annual Prostate Cancer 5K Run & Walk being held on Saturday, January 7, 2012. This year will be bigger and better. In addition to the race we will have live music and food. We are adding a Mini HealthFitness-Nutrition Fair open to the Saturday, January 7. book a table or want more information about the fair or event sponsorship, contact Coach Mike Calamari at 727gmail.com. Fall Childrens Book Drive The Christmas Toy Shop Project, Inc. is having a Fall Childrens Book Drive. Donations of new and gently used books for ages 0-12 are requested. The books are included as part of the toy distribution to local needy children at Christmas. They are also requesting the participation of local clubs and youth groups in the book drive. Toys, both new and gently used, are also welcome. Donations are accepted at the Toy Shop, 550 visit their website for other locals www.christmastoyshop.org. If your organization can help out with the or email toyshopelf@juno.com.

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 53 Self Checkout Machine Gives You More Time With Library Staff Beach library, walks beach resident Hazel Shwer through the steps of the librarys new self-checkout machine. The library received the machine on October 20. Library Administrator Phyllis Ruscella says the machine will free up librarians help patrons. Were having more and more people who need assistance, Ms. Ruscella said as she shelved biographies Thursday afternoon. It will allow librarians to help people navigate e-government services. Its going to free up staff to assist with one on one help with (things like) Kindles and iPads. The beach library participates in Overdrive, an application that allows library cardholders to check out digital books on their iPads and other readers. Find Help with Medicare Decisions The Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program, in partnership with the Area Agency on Aging is offered at no cost to you. Specially trained volunteers can assist you with your Medicare, Medicaid and health insurance questions by providing one-on-one counseling and information. This is The annual enrollment period for Medicare is October 15 through December 7. You can apply for Medicare three months before your Medicare through the Social Security Administration. You may be eligible for extra help to pay Part D plan costs if you have limited income and resources. You may access an array of Medicare covered preventive services. understanding your Medicare rights and options from a SHINE counselor. Fashion Show to Benet St. Anthonys St. Anthonys Hospital Auxiliary is celebrating the 80th anniversary of St. Anthonys Hospital with a luncheon/fashion show, Celebrate in Style, to be held November 18 at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. Individual tickets are $75 and include complimentary valet parking. A patron ticket is $100 and includes valet parking and program listing. Dillards will be presenting the fashions. Checks should be payable to St. Anthonys Hospital 10th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33710. If you have any questions about the event, please contact either co-chairman, Joan Conte at 821-2078. Proceeds of the St. Anthonys Hospitals new emergency center.

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56 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 Appliance Repair DO YOU REPAIR APPLIANCES?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, 3216965. Attorney/Legal Automotive Service DO YOU REPAIR POWER WINDOWS?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, starting at $14/wk. 321-6965. Caregivers STAY OUT OF A NURSING HOMEBay Area Care Offers Live-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Lic. 5969. Call 727-424-1979. DEPENDABLE CAREGIVERIm a kind, positive woman who can assist with all daily needs, errands, meals, etc. Licensed CNA, 727-902-8836. Cleaning/Housekeeping We Dont Cut Corners... We Clean Them!Lisas Cleaning, ChildCare, Pet/Plant Care. License #2557 References. Free Estimates. 727-898-2474. CARPET CLEANINGRepairs, ReStretching, Sales & Service. Carl 727-460-7153. GIVE YOURSELF A GIFT! Housecleaning Holiday Special. Also we can Serve your dinner guests & clean up after. Rent-A-Hand. Inc. 347-3424, Lic.# 5842. THE CLEANING LADYHoliday Cleaning. Reliable and dependable. 16 years Exp. Weekly, bi-weeklyResidential, Move-outs. References available. Please Call 727-6867277SPARKLING CLEANNo Other People in Your House or Condo. Gulfport Area. Anytime. References Available. 727-330-0672. TAMMYS CLEANING$15 OFF First Cleaning! Experienced & Hardworking. References. Ill Do the Dirty Work for You. 727-346-5203. ANGIES LIST SUPER SERVICE AWARDProfessional Cleaning. Detailed Cleaning Every Time. 32 Years Experience, Excellent References. Satisfaction Guaranteed. We do Windows too. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. $15 Off First Time Cleaning. 727-743-0701.WENDYS CLEANING SERVICEIll clean your house like it is mine. 20 Years Experience. Call me for a price, 727-481-8138. Have Friday am opening. WINDOW CLEANINGSenior Discount. Condo Specialists. Price and Work Guaranteed. Try the Best! Call Tom TLC. Handyman Work Available. 727-458-6636. HEIDIS DETAILED CLEANING-Quality Work Every Time, Guaranteed! 10% Off 1st time Customers. Excellent References. Residential & Commercial. 10yrs. exp. Licensed, Insured, Bonded. 727-254-1950 www.stpetersburgcleaningcom pany.com Accounting Classes/Tutoring NATURALLY HOUSEPROUDResidential Cleaning Services. Natural plant based 100% biodegradable cleaning products used. Houses, condos, apartments & rent als. Services: One-Time, Weekly/bi-weekly, Monthly/bi-monthly, Move-in/Move-Out. Discounts Veterans & Seniors! Licensed/Bonded/ Insured. Free Estimates. Call 727-954-3332 or visit www.naturallyhouseproud.net. Cleaning/Housekeeping

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 57 TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). HOUSEKEEPING BY MICHELLE-Top Notch Affordable Service. Free Estimates. Will Work with Anyone. 727-289-2811 727-222-8651. COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, reasonable rates. PC and Apple Literate. Call Bob 727-656-0435. SENIOR-FRIENDLY COMPUTER SERVICE In Your Home. Repair, Tutoring, Setup. Fair Rates, Reliable. Serving Gulfport, Pasadena, St. Petersburg, the Beaches, Phil Penrose 727-204-7288. Electrical B&B ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONSWe Have the Solutions to Your Electrical Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Breakers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-546-7047AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Handy Person HOME REPAIRS 727-327-7177Handyman 35yrs Experience, Multi-Skilled. Small Jobs Okay. Pressure Washing, Light Hauling, Lowest Rates. Free Estimates. Seniors & Veterans Discounts. MR. FIXIT HOME HANDYMAN SERVICENo Job too Big or Small. Reasonable, Reliable, References. Senior Discount. Lawn Services Also. 727-906-6984. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. HOUSEHOLD REPAIRSBig & Small Jobs, $15/Hr. Honest, Dependable. Call Mr. Gee. 727-418-3633.CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 24 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973.TEAM HANDYMAN 727-687-6436Jobs Big or Small. Semi-Skilled or Skilled. 30 + years Experience. Interior/Exterior, All Types of Work, Free Estimates. Call Charles 727-687-6436. Heat/Air Conditioning Computer Service Handy Person Heat/Air Conditioning EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Ja mie, 727-254-1392.

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58 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 Home Improvement GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Painting. Pool Deck Repairs, Insured, #C4672 15% Off. 727-458-4209. Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Special ists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996. RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Window Screens, Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Car ports, Hurricane Windows/Screens, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Es timates. 727-804-4300. RX11066857.

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 59 Lawn Equip. Repair DO YOU REPAIR LAWN EQUIPMENT?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, starting at $14/wk. 321-6965. Lawn/Landscape TREE REMOVALBig or Small. Trimming, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Hauling. Licensed. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312. LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229. JEFFS LAWN & PALM TRIMMINGPressure Washing and More, Just Ask! Quality Work Always, Fair Prices Guaranteed. 727-608-0231. God Bless. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting AFFORDABLE PAINTING BYTim Barrett Painting Inc. Honest & Dependable, Interior/Exterior, Workmanship Guaranteed. Free Estimates, 15yrs. Experience. Licensed/Insured, C9762 727-391-6694. BOYD FARMER PAINTING Family business. 30+ years, Residential, Commercial. No job to small. 2 coats paint. Quality guaranteed. Senior discount. C8626. 727-458-3650 Plumbing Miscellaneous Service TRAVELING HAIRDRESSER AVAILABLELicensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 5224562 or Cell 410-5419. ALTERATIONSMost Slack & Jean Hems $7. Skirt Hems $10. Eileens Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Open Tue-Sat. 10-3p.m. SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS In Your Home. Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632. Home Improvement SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. Lawn/Landscape Plumbing

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60 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 ONE TIME $250.-Turn into $5000. and $20,000 Over and Over. Find out How at www.roiunlimited.com/moonshine-tour. Php or Call David 727-328-1259. Help Wanted MATURE MALE DANCERS-Wanted. Call Forever Young for interview/details. 727-3604406. CDL LICENSED DRIVER NEEDEDSunday Mornings and other Scheduled Events. St. Vincents Episcopal Church. 727-321-5086. GARDENER, HANDYMAN-for Disabled Person. Must be experienced & reliable references required. Part time. Minimum Wage. 727368-2819. In Gulfport. SALON RECEPTIONISTSeasonal, Experienced. Looks & Company, Call John 5433291.WAYCOOL CONSIGNS XMAS GIFTSAntiques & Collectables. We Upholster & Repair Furniture, Gobbs of Porcelain Miniatures & Antique Baby Furniture. 6820 46th Ave. N. 727-459-6937. Automotive 1991 HONDA ACCORD-4cyl, 5sp. 160K $900. 1993 Pontiac Sunbird. 4D, Auto, 78K. $1095. 1994 Ford Escort LX. S/Wagon, 1.9, 94K $900. 10793 49th St. N. Clearwater 727571-1553. 1994 CHEVY LUMINA APV MINI-Van. White w/Blue Interior, Very Clean. V-6 w/150,125 Miles. Good Condition, Good MPG. $2150. 727-360-0616 or 727-483-0341. 1995 NISSAN MAXIMA-4 door with Power Locks/Windows. Remote Alarm. Ice Cold Air, Clean Interior. Northern car with some rust. Asking $1500. 727-709-2774. 2003 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE One Owner. Low Mileage, Garage Kept. Leather Interior, Must See to Appreciate. $9000. obo 267-421-7759. 2003 WHITE FORD EXPLORER-Leather Interior, Excellent Condition. $9000. 727-2804311.ABC JUNK CARSWeve Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Unwanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710 THE HIGHE$T FA$T CA$H PAID TODAY! For your Junk Car, Truck, Van. Free 1hr. Pick-up Time. Title Requried. Sam 727-251-2130. Furniture/Appliances FACIAL & MASSAGE BEDAlso Five Dioptor Magnifying Lamp w/castors. $250/Both. 727686-3074. General 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. DISPLAY CASES-plus table legs with ttings. 30x21 & 30x17. Dealer retiring. 727-4247309. 10 RYOBI TABLE SAW-with Stand and 3 Table Extensions. Also Some Accessories-in Good Condition $250.00 obo 727-327-4330. TWO 15 DRIVE SERIES-Crunch Subwoofers. Asking $175. 727-709-2774. ANVIL-HORSE SHOERS-Forge Tongs, Hardys $125. Cash Gulfport 727-345-1649.LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297. NEW DELUXE FOLDING WHEELCHAIR$125. Deluxe Height Extension Folding Walker w/Seat, $75. Toilet Extension Seat w/Arms. $25. 727-688-3149. LIVE MUSIC!-There is nothing like it for your next affair!! Entertainment for all occasions. Banjo & more! We are just a phone call away. 727-368-0035. AVON REPS NEEDEDSign-up with top seller Or purchase products. Call Mirzana 727-453-2637 POP-UP CAMPER2007 Coachmen Clipper M1265ST Classic. All the extras. Includes; A/C, Stove, Fridge, Power lift. Sleeps 6. Camp anywhere, Priced to sell. 386-299-2066 to view. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. Business Opportunity Antiques Cycles/Scooters Automotive

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Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 61 16K BOAT LIFTS BLIND PASS MARINAFast Gulf Access, Trailer Storage, Live-Aboard Wet Slips Available. Boat/Jet Ski Rentals Call 360-4281. Wanted Legal Notices PLACE YOUR AD HERE$14.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. Yard/Garage Sale HOME DECOR / CHRISTMASPiano, lots of never used items, Saturday only. 10-? 5018 8th Ave. N. 3 FAMILY SALE -near OMaddys. Saturday 8am.-3pm. 3028 54th St. So. ESTATE SALEFurniture, Small Tools, Unique Misc. Clean, Priced Right, Saturday, 9-2p.m. No Early Birds! 1326B Pelican Creek Crossing S.YEI FLEA MARKETA Support System for Youth & Young Adults. Open Saturdays 8a.m.-2p.m. 4929 9th Ave. S., Gulfport. FRIDAY & SATURDAY-8:30am-3:30pm. 5925 4th Ave. So. 2 Family Sale. Lots of Good Stuff! 1004 FREEMONT ST. S.-Saturday 10:00am.3:00pm. Desk, Recliner, Bookcase Etc. MOVING SALE-5928 19th Ave. So. You name it, its probably for Sale! Friday 9am.-3pm. Saturday 9am.-Noon. SATURDAY 8AM.-1PM.-2802 53rd St. S. Whopper of a Sale! Household Goodies, Gobbs of Little Girl Stuff. Our Stuff Wants to be Your Stuff, Please! CLEARANCEMost Items 50%-75% Off. $1 Bargain Rack. Eileens Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Open Tue-Sat10-3p.m. 1108 63RD ST. S.-Saturday 8am.-2pm. Books, Chandeliers, Baseball Cards, Baby Boy, Adult Clothes, Games, Misc. Housewares & I Love Lucy and Star Trek VHS Tapes. MOVING SALE-5302 15th Ave. S. Saturday 7:30-12:00. Antiques, Collectibles, Household. PRE-BLACK FRI/SAT SALE -8am. Rain/ Shine. York & 12th Ave. S. TONS COSTUME JEWELRY-Watches, CDs, DVDs, Old Paper, Crafts, Supplies, Sportsman Stuff, More, Details Message 727-251-0933. BIG YARD SALEFriday, Saturday, Sunday, 9a.m.-4p.m. 4811 26th Ave. S.GARAGE SALE CAR WASH BAKE SALEFriday Only 8-3pm.Fundraiser at Dolphins View. 1820 Shore Dr. S., S. Pasadena. Everything from $1 to boutique items. Designer purses, shoes, furniture, books, children/adult clothing. Lots of misc. 1132 ESSEX DR. N.-(off Tyrone Blvd.). Saturday 8am-5pm. X-mas Items/Lights, Furniture, Some Antique, Camping, Clothes (men 2X & women Lg.) Medical Items, 2 Motorized Wheel Chairs, (New, Good Price). Lots of Misc. 2 Families. Card of Thanks POWERFUL PRAYER TO HOLY SPIRIT Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who give me the divine gifts to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me, I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things and conrm once again that I never want to be separated from you, even in spite of all material illusions. I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine C.T. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, 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 ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. 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 intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my 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 Glorias. R.S. ST. PETE BEACH-Efciency, Remodeled. $580/Mo. Maintenance & Water Included. Off Corey Ave. Close to beach & trolley. 727-8045694. PASADENA 2BR SPANISH HOUSE$695/ Mo. Furniture Available. Ceramic Floors, Large Rooms, Fenced Yard, Central Location. (2nd Ave. S./66th St. Area) Close to Shops, Bus, Beaches, Water Included, Free Parking. 727614-2880.LARGE 1BR/1BA 55+ CONDOIn Five Towns. Water/Gas Included, Fitness Center, Pool. Cable, 5660 80th St. N., St. Pete. $625/Mo. 727-343-7343, 727-455-8998. BAY ISLAND CONDO1BR/1BA Waterfront, Unfurnished, 55+ Gated Community. Pools, Tennis, Exercise Room, Clubhouse. NonSmoker. Recently Remodeled, $800/Mo. 727812-4256. BEAUTIFUL 4BR/2BA 2-STORY-House, Recently Updated, Gulfport Art District. W/D Hook-up, Hardwood oors, Central Air, Walk to Beach. $1000/mo. Non-Smoker. 727-3661693 or 727-365-4247. APARTMENTS FOR RENT-Studio Apts. from $425/Mo., 1BRs from $525/Mo., 2BRs from $625/Mo. 727-804-5596. 2807 BEACH BLVD.-2BR/1BA/1CG +Den. CHA, Oak rs, Clean, $925/Mo., 1st & last. 727-403-5000. GULFPORT, NEWER 2/1 DUPLEX2001 1/2 55th St. S. W/D hookup, storage area & carport. $750/mo. +$375 sec. See pics on Craigs list. 727-742-5140. NEED PROPERTY MANAGEMENT For Your Home? Our prices and services beat everyone in town. You deserve the best! Call LAND OF LIBERTE REALTY today at 727-360-2006, ask for Argie. PATRIOT SQUARE37th St. S., 38th Ave. 55+. No Pets. Large 1BR, 2nd Floor, Balcony, A/C, Pool, Tennis, Fenced. $650/Mo. Secured Parking. 727-867-7022. GREAT GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOOD 3BR/1BA Home, 5206 10th Ave. S. Large Fenced Yard, Screened Sunroom, Wood Flooring, W/D Hookup, CHA, $925/mo. & Utilities. Non-smoker. Available immediately. Call Wanda, 727-482-5759. 2766 46TH AVE. N.2/1 Tri-plex. CHA, Fenced, Tile oors, fresh paint. No pets. $575/ mo. +Dep. 727-686-7357 5159 6TH AVE. S.3BR/1.5BA, C/H/A, New Kitchen w/built-in micro & dishwasher. $875/ Mo & Security. Clean! 813-404-9202. FUTURE HOME REALTY. Marine Yard/Garage Sale Real Estate for Rent

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62 Gabber November 17 November 23, 2011 2BR/1BA HOUSE58th St. & 3rd Ave. N. Appliances Included. C/H/A, Fenced Yard. $850 deposit, $850/Mo. 727-641-6773. 2BR/1BA DUPLEX-Washer/Dryer, Fenced Backyard, Pets Ok. Walking Distance to Art District. $875/Mo. 5633 27th Ave. S. Gulfport. 727-871-1482. WEST SHORE VILLAGE-Gated Community. Beautiful 2BR/2BR plus Den/Ofce Condo. Partly Furnished, 1400sqft. Garage, Large Swimming Pool, Lots of Fruit Trees, $950/Mo. 727-360-7190. NORTH ST. PETE-Updated 3BR/2BA, OnSite Laundry, Off-Street Parking. $835/Mo. $500 Security. 108 SW Lincoln Circle N. 727688-9799. BEAUTIFUL TOWN SHORES 1BR/1BA-3rd oor, 55+. 1yr. Lease. Newly Updated, Covered Parking. Move-in Ready, Marina View. All Amenties. $750Mo. 954-270-4882. GULFPORT 1BR/1BA-in Tri-Plex. Living Room/Dining Recently Updated. Parking. $600/Mo. plus $600/Security. Suitable for Singles. Private Entrance. 727-481-7608. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Handyman. Possible live-in. 727-289-3588. S. PASADENA 2/1 HOUSEQuiet neighborhood, New CHA, W/D, New Appliances, Fenced. Pets OK. $950/mo. 7225 14th Ave. S. 727-643-9777 TOWN SHORES 1BR/1.5BA-Unfurnished, Wide Open Waterviews, w/Covered Carport, Non Smoker Annual $900/Mo. + 1st, last & sec. 727-343-2579. 4911 5TH AVE. S. 3BR House. Large living room & dining room, freshly painted, new carpet, fenced back yard. $795/Mo. First & Last. Call 323-0051 9a.m.-5p.m. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. 2213 57th ST. S.1st oor duplex apartment w/courtyard. 1/Br. Clean, quiet, steps to bus line, & shopping. Perfect for single person. $485/mo +Sec. 727-343-7933. 1BR CONDO ST. PETE BEACHAnnual $750/Mo. 1 Year Minimum. Seasonal Min 4 months $2000 plus Security. Close to Stores/ Beach. Dock & Pool. Background Check, 727453-0362. 7401 5TH AVE. N.-1BR/1BA $550/Mo. 2nd Floor, Small complex. Storage and Covered Parking Available $35.00. Onsite Laundry. Pets negotiable. 727-251-5546. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. GULFPORT DUPLEX-Large 1BR Overlooking Park. CHA, No Pets, Prefer Non-smoker, $650/Mo. includes WSG. $650 Security. 727322-0191. Lv. msg.PASADENA Large 1BR/1.5BA. Overlooking bay, minutes to beach. W/D included, covered parking, secure bldg. No pets. Available immediately. $750/mo. plus one month security. MARCOUX REALTY, 727-347-1535, 727-360-9494. 1BR/1BA DUPLEXwith New Paint & Carpet. Private Front Porch, Large Backyard. 4942 14th Ave. So. $600/Mo. No Dogs. 773-5631194. RENT TO OWN MOBILE HOME-55+. 2BR/1.5BA, Corner Lot with Large Porch. $400/Mo. plus Purchase Option. St. Petersburg 727-744-3500. 5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.-2BR/1BA. $625/ Mo., plus $625/Security. Parking. 727-7100776. GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-Furnished 1br/1ba, mini kitchen. Utilities included. Close to shops, beach & bus. $500/Mo. plus Security. Gentlemen Preferred. 727-345-1869. GULFPORT 4BR/1BAHuge Storage Area, $900, Remodeled Studio $500. Super Clean 2BR/1.5BA Fenced Home $825. WALTON REALTY, 727458-3613. Furnished Rentals STUDIO APT. FOR RENT-$600/Mo. Includeds Utilities. Completely Remodeled. Nice Neighborhood near Stetson. 1st/last & Security. 727-415-2992 or 727-424-9269. $130.00 MOVES YOU IN Furnished Efciency, Utilities Included. 727-327-3898. GULFPORT ART DISTRICT2BR/1BA, Garden Apt. Newly Renovated. New A/C/Ceiling Fan. Very Clean. No Pets, $650/Mo. plus Electric, Annual. 727-321-7966. ST. PETE BEACH-Furnished Cozy 1BR. Cable, Waterfront, Pool, Patio, Dock. Close to Rec. Center. $725/Mo. +Security. RALSTONS REALTY COMPANY 727-367-6702. Commercial Properties Rent Real Estate Wanted 1BR FURNISHEDNear Beach, Library. Last 2 weeks February. Could lead to long term next year. Call 413-739-7034. 228 SUN VISTA COURT N.-2BR/2BA. Large Deck, 2 plus Car Garage. Open Sunday 1pm.4pm. Directions Call 727-492-7643. LAND OF LIBERTE REALTY. PRESIDENTIAL BLDG. #107 REDUCED! Bay Island, Open Sunday 1-3pm. Fran Hubert Realtor. 727-360-9264, 727-580-9265. B & L REALTY. Real Estate for Sale SHORE MANOR-2nd Floor. Beautiful Updates, End Unit Condo on Water. Partially Furnished. Pool, Clubhouse, Fishing Pier. $115,000. Call 815-621-1690. GULFPORT BEAUTY-and Perfection. 3BR/2BA, 2 Car Garage, 2 Level Home. Walk to the Art District. Built 2003. $239,900. LUBIN TEAM REALTY 727-410-5707. MOBILE HOME 12X42w/Florida Room, 55+ Park, Cause Way Village. Lot 113. S. Pasadena, Fully furnished, $6500. 218-780-0159. COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIALBuilding on Central Ave. Owner will nance $170,000. Alla Panteleyeva, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL REALTY, 727-251-4004. GULFPORT 50X104 LOT51st Way South and 17th Ave. Quiet kid friendly neighborhood Residential lot, $34.900 Call 321-1793 or 5027530 STETSON AREA3BR/3BA/2CGCaged Pool, Screened Lanai, Terrazzo Floors, No Realtors. $199,900. 727-290-6639. ST. PETE MOBILE HOMEResident Owned 55+ Park, 51x12, New Flooring, Sunroom, Carport, Furnished, $30,000. Maintenance Fee $80/Mo. 315-636-7701. PELICAN CREEK CROSSING-A Beautiful 2/2 Condo with an Amazing Golf Course and Pond View. A Really Lovely and Small Community. $159,900. The Whole Package here. LUBIN TEAM REALTY 727-410-5707. TOWN SHORES BEAUTY 55+ Waterfront Community. 2/2 with gorgeous remodeled kitchen and bathrooms. Splendid water view. $164,900. Call LUBIN TEAM REALTY, 727410-5707 or 727-410-5696. MOORINGS OF MAXIMO-1BR/1.5BA adjacent to Maximo Marina. Heated Pool. Close to Beaches. Many Amenities. $65,000. Karen Wilson COLDWELL BANKER 727-204-4405. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Open House MOBILE HOME FOR SALE55+. 2BR/1.5BA Corner Lot with Large Porch. New Floors. Central Air. $8000. 66th St. N. St. Petersburg. 727-744-3500. LOVELY 2BR/2BA CONDOTyrone Area, 55+. Fully Remodeled w/Real Hardwood Flooring. New Appliances. $36,900. Alla Panteleyeva, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL REALTY, 727251-4004. Real Estate for Sale PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14.00 per issue. Call 321-6965.

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