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Title: Gabber
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Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: 12-01-2011
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No. 2234 December 1 December 7, 2011 Beach Legal Costs Top $56,000 for October By Cathy Salustri According to city records, St. Pete Beach paid Bryant Miller Olive over $55,000 in legal fees for work performed in October. Among other items, Bryant Miller Olive billed for the following work and reimbursements: $6,585 for city legal fees (a $5,000 retainer plus expenses) $20,000 for the Jim Anderson lawsuit $18,457 for legal fees associated with Bruce Kadouras lawsuits $4,921 for legal fees associated See Legal fees, page 10An Alternative to the Mall Judy Scott tries her hand at making a home-made luminary at Saturdays Alternative Holiday Market. The market offered an alternative to mall or cyber shopping as well as kids activities, food vendors, and a rafe. The city of Gulfport co-hosted the event with Peaceful Plate and First Florida Frontiers. Beach Over BudgetST. PETE BEACH   The commission voted to approve an additional $143,000 for this years budget. According to come from three sources. $38,000 of the fees are associated with the city bringing in more money than it budgeted. The three sources of the budget overages are as follows: *Higher than expected legal fees, which were $105,000 higher than budgeted. The city will transfer money from its reserves to pay these fees. See Budget, page 9More About Proposed Trafc Changes on St. Pete BeachST. PETE BEACH   If you want to know more about the downtown, youll have your chance at one of two upcoming public workshops. The city commission voted unanimously Tuesday (November 22) night to pay its contractor, George F. Young, an additional $25,000 to provide citizens and the commission See Trafc, page 7Candidates Gear Up For Beach RaceBy Cathy Salustri When the qualifying period St. Pete Beach residents had thrown their hats in the ring to compete for two seats on the city commission. District One, currently represented by Al Halpern, has three contenders   commissioner Halpern, Lorraine Huhn and Deborah Edney. Mr. Halpern is a Viet Nam veteran and a retired engineer from Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin). The state of Florida lists Ms. Huhn as the registered agent, president and director for Save Our Little Village, Inc., the group that endorsed the citys comprehensive plan. This group was co-named as a defendant (alongside the city) in several lawsuits. The third candidate, See Candidates, page 11

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 3 Christmas Potluck Dinner The Gulfport Historical Society will hold its annual potluck dinner on Thursday, December 15th at 6 p.m. at the Historical Museum, 5301 28th Avenue S. The Society will furnish ham and soft drinks. Members and guests are requested to bring two items of non-perishable food for donation to the Senior Citizens Center food bank. News from the Gulfport Historical Society

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4 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Planning and Zoning ChangesST. PETE BEACH   Commissioners approved changes to the comprehensive plan. Heres the bare minimum you need to know about the ordinance changes: *Ordinance 2010-21 rezones the character districts to keep them consistent with the comprehensive plan. Additionally, it amends the land development code to establish zoning standards for eight of the 11 districts (Town Center-2 Coquina West and Corey Circle were merged into one district). Most of the standards were copied and pasted from the comprehensive plan, Senior Planner Catherine Hartley explains, such as height, density, intensity, and impervious surface ratios. Some setbacks were established in the plan and carried over but most were established in this ordinance. *Ordinance 2011-32 repeals and re-adopts the zoning standards for the Large Resort and Town Center-1 districts. I streamlined the language a bit, Hartley explained but the changes did not change the basic development standards. *Ordinance 2011-21 establishes minimum standards for applying for variances and conditional use permits. We have had problems in the past with applicants not supplying enough information for staff to evaluate the application or for the board or commission to make a decision. This change will put the burden on the applicant to fully describe what they are applying for and make their case with supporting materials such as a survey, a site plan, photos, and elevations, Hartley said.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.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 7 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 19th between the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., so its important that we hear from 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. Trafc, from front pagemore information about the one way couplets proposed near Corey. This was not a vote to proceed with the plan; it was, as commissioner Marvin Shavlan pointed out, a way for both the commission, beach businesses and residents to learn more. The additional $25,000 will pay for the contractor, George F. Young, Inc., to attend the two public meetings about the proposals, aerial plans of how the affected area will look, and large-scale plans for the couplets. will enter the beach on the Corey Causeway and become split into will travel south on Gulf to 73rd; northbound cars traveling the same stretch of beach will do so on Blind will eliminate the dogleg weave on 75th. The plan includes diagonal street parking that is self-contained, back onto the Gulf Boulevard. It also includes a slower speed limit on the affected parts of Gulf Boulevard as well as reducing the number of lanes. will not change. Cars will still come on to the beach via Corey and leave the same way. The city commission did not set a date for the two workshops. Watch the Gabber for more information.

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8 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Annual Corey Holiday Craft Festival The St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival returns for its 17th anniversary on December 3-4 from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. held on Corey Avenue, St Pete Beach. Folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, just to name a few, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products will be displayed and available for sale at very affordable prices. The Corey Area Business Association hosts this years event, as well as three other Howard Alan shows throughout the year. In order to ensure a great event with quality affordable original crafts, the local and national crafters have been hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, producers of the top outdoor craft festivals in the country. All of the crafters will be at the festival groups founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Corey Avenue has hosted these shows for all most 20 years. Corey merchants and restaurants will be open during show hours offering their hospitality and providing a relaxing place to shop and dine during both days of the show. The Corey Fresh Market will not run the Sunday of the Holiday Craft Show but will return the following week, Sunday 9 a.m. 2 p.m. The Craft Show takes place on Corey Avenue, downtown St Pete Beach, between Boca Ciega Dr and Gulf Blvd. There is plenty of free parking in the general area. Visit www.artfestival. com or www.coreyave.com or call 727498-8778. Holiday Break Camps in St. Pete BeachStT. PeteETE BeachEACHThe kids are out of school for the holidays but you have to work. Not sure what to do? Sign the kids up for St. Pete Beachs Holiday Camps. There are two different camp sessions open to kids in grades 1st through 5th. Session I runs from Monday, December 19th to Friday, December 23rd and Session II runs from Tuesday, December 27th to Friday, December 30th. Camp runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily except for Friday the 23rd when camp ends at 12:30 p.m. Children will participate in gym games, arts and crafts, park play and enrolled on Wednesday, December 21st will attend our very special Breakfast with Santa event at no extra charge. Cost for the camp is $100/week or $30/day for St. Pete Beach residents, $150/week or $50/ day for non-residents. Enrollment is limited so call them at 363-9245 or drop by the Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, to reserve your childs spot.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 9 Budget, from front page premium tax was $28,000 higher than the amount budgeted. This is a pass through revenue, which means the city has to transfer the revenue *Credit card processing fees for parking paystations were higher than budgeted. More people used the paystations than the city anticipated, Edmunds says. This means that the city made more money than it anticipated but it also had to pay an additional $10,000 in fees.The Debby Bacon Holiday Dream Show International Concert Pianist and multi-instrumental entertainer 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. her charismatic personality making her one of the most enjoyable, busiest and well-liked 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 & Greet with Ms. Bacon at 6 p.m. in the Theater lobby. For more information call the Senior Center at 727-893-2237 or check online at www.gulfportseniorfoundation.org.

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10 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 A Community Thanksgiving After making sure over 160 dinner guests had enough to eat, Gulfport Senior Center board members and volunteers Joan Barry and Bill Distel hunker down with a turkey at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Centers turkey dinner Tuesday afternoon. The Brentwood Senior Community prepared enough food for 200 people for the annual event, which sells out every year, according to Senior Center Supervisor Sue Frank. Volunteers served the dinner, which Brentwood marketing director Marsha Wool said Brentwood provided to their extended family. Were part of the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation, and were like family because were only three blocks down the street, she said. Ms. Barry and Mr. Distel both serve as Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation board members; Mr. Distel said Tuesdays dinner was practice for Thursday dinner at his house, where Foundation president Sarah Peel planned to cook for 20 guests. Anyone who wants to come, is welcome at his home, Distel said last Tuesday. Legal Fees, from front pagewith Bill Pyles lawsuits $4,551 for the Coconut Inn lawsuit $738 for Ron Holehouse case $192 for Bryant Miller Olive to intervene in a Yankeetown lawsuit $49 for the Chmielewski lawsuit These fees included billable hours, travel to and from St. Pete Beach, Miller Olive is based in north Florida. 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.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 11 Candidates, from front pageDeborah Edney, shows up regularly at commission meetings. Two people will compete for District Three   incumbent commissioner Marvin Shavlan will run against Brooke Anderson. Mr. Shavlan co-owns Bond Diamonds. Ms. Andersons husband, Jim, is currently suing the city over comprehensive-plan related issues. Voters in both those districts will choose their representative on January 31. The Gabber will provide more coverage on the candidates and the issues in the weeks to come. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. 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. at Gulfport Lions Center, 4630 Tifton 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. Players to Hold Membership Meeting The Gulfport Community Players will be holding a Membership Meeting on Friday, December 2nd at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Players Back Door Theater, located at 1619 49th St. S. in Gulfport. All members are invited to attend, as well as non-members the Gulfport Community Players. little about their next production, The Curious Savage. It will be opening at the Hickman Theater on Jan. 5th, 2012. Visit: http://www. gulfportcommunityplayers.org

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12 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Garden Club of St. Petersburg The Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 500 Sunset Drive S., St. Petersburg will present a crafts program on Monday, December 5th at 10 a.m. The program is to create a winter coat lapel pin of velvet leaves and yarn. Cost is $3.50 for GCSP members and $4 for guests. Tree Lighting at Carter G. Woodson Museum The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum will host its annual Tree Lighting celebration in their Legacy Garden, 2240 Ninth Ave. S. in St. Petersburg, on Sunday, December 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Carols will be performed by local artists and jolly old St. Nick will be on hand to provide special treats for tots. The museum will glisten with the adornment of Christmas trees and lights to include a spectacular collection of Black Santas and Angels. The gallery has been magically transformed by St. Petersburgs own Celeste Davis. Celeste attained her MFA degree from George Washington University and has dedicated her time and talents to enhancing the museums decor for the holidays. Free and open to the public. For additional information please call 727-323-1104. Sea La Bration at Historical Museum Volunteer elves have been very busy this year at the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum preparing a SEAsonal lighting display that museum. Come by at 5 p.m. for the 4th, or any evening throughout the holiday season. This will be a pot luck dinner for $5. Turkey and ham will be served. Bring a dish to share. BYOB. The museum is located at 115 10th Avenue, Passa-Grille, St. Pete Beach. Visit www. gulfbeachesmuseum.com. Santa is Coming to Newton Avenue The neighbors of the 5600 Block of Newton Avenue are having their Annual Christmas Walk & Bake Sale. Enjoy the decorations that include scenes from some of your favorite Christmas classic movies, visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, enjoy goodies from the Bake Sale, and make free, fun, kids crafts from 7-8:30 p.m. on December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, & 23rd. They are collecting new and used toys and books for the Christmas Toy Workshop of St. Pete. Call 727-798-2901 or 727-557-6349.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 13 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. Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members and guests will be attending the Sunshine City Councils Annual Christmas Brunch on Saturday, December 3 at the Bilmar Resort on Treasure Island. Members have been requested to bring a non-perishable item for the St. Giles Food Pantry. This is always a wonderful way to begin the Christmas holidays. LETs executive board will meet on Tuesday, December 6 at the Hangar Restaurant for their holiday meeting at 6:30 p.m. They will have a gift exchange and celebrate the holiday season. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849. Christmas Open House at Sophies Attic Stop by Sophies Attic Thrift Store for all your Christmas decorations and gifts at low thrift store prices. Sophies wants to thank everyone on Saturday with free gift wrapping and a free ornament. Sophies is always accepting donations which may be dropped off noon at 2728 53rd Street S. or the Thrift Store Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, or call the church at 321-3620 for pick up at your convenience. Sophies Attic is a mission outreach of the First United Methodist Church of Gulfport. Support the PTA Yard Sale The PTA at Azalea Middle School will hold a fundraising yard sale on Saturday, December 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Azalea Middle School parking lot (7855 22nd Avenue N.). cultural arts, class room supplies, educational materials, programs, rewards and more.

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14 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Excerpts heard at the November 29, 2011St. Pete Beach City Commission MeetingPublic Comment & Council Quotes my business.   Mark Asperson, who expressed concerns that re-routing The bottom line, all of us want to have more information.   Commissioner Marvin Shavlan, who assured Mr. Asperson that the commission wanted to gather more information before it made a decision. If I had an iPad, I wouldnt be juggling all these books.   Senior Planner Catherine Hartley, when looking through large binders to answer a commission question. Many commission members use iPads during the meeting. I just walk out if youre getting into something...   Mayor Steve McFarlin, in response to a Sunshine law question from commissioner Shavlan about an event they might both attend. I never shopped much on Corey, but... I have found you can do Christmas shopping down there. They have some beautiful stores. I assumed it was tourist stuff. Mayor Steve McFarlin No Meeting on December 27ST. PETE BEACH   The city commission will not have a meeting on December 27. Holiday Gift Wrapping to Help Animal Shelter Get an early start on holiday gift wrapping this Sunday, December 4 at Sears Family & Friends Night. Save Our Strays volunteers will be on hand from 5-9 p.m. to decorate presents for donations. The groups creative wrappers will be set up inside Sears near the stores escalators at Tyrone Mall in St. Petersburg. Monies raised animal shelter. Stetson Wins Regional Round in CompetitionGULFPORTStetson University College of Law won the regional round of the New York City Bars 62nd Annual National Moot Court Competition in Atlanta on November 19. Stetson also won the best brief award in the competition. The team of Ryan Leuthauser, Julia Richmond, and Scott Stevenson will advance to the national rounds in January in New York. Stetson Law professors Michael Allen and Louis Virelli coached the team. The competition is hosted by the New York City Bar Committee on Young Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 15 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. Call Bev at 381-2122 or Carol at 345-2303 for reservations. The December Bunko will be held in the clubhouse lounge on Friday, December 16. If you would like to come at 12 noon and bring a sandwich they can enjoy lunch together. Drinks will be provided. Rummage Sale at Beth Shalom Congregation Beth Shalom will hold a rummage sale on Thursday, December 8th, Friday, December 9th and Sunday, December 11th beginning at 8 a.m. Everything from clothing, collectibles, toys, books, furniture, housewares, tools, art work, decorative items and more. They are located at 1844 54th Street S. in Gulfport. Boca Ciega Yacht Club to Hold Lighted Parade Boca Ciega Yacht Club, a not family memberships, is holding its 26th Annual Lighted Christmas 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 approximately 6 p.m. It will then 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 board posted at the club, 4600 Tifton 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.

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16 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 2nd Annual Northwest Baseball Camp The 2nd Annual Northwest Baseball Camp will be held from December 19th through the 23rd at Northwest Park, 5801 22nd Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Come be a part of a great week of fun and learning while working with pro players and camp directors Wally Backman, Jr. and David Espinosa. Also on hand will be Guillermo Martinez and the Figueroa brothers along with some very special guests during the week. The camp will start each day at 8:30 a.m. and run till 4 p.m. Players may be dropped off starting at 7:30 a.m. and picked up by 5 p.m. Lunch along with sports drinks and water will be provided each day. This is a camp for ages 10 through 18 years and all skill levels. Players will be put in groups to work on offs, stealing, hitting the cut offs, and the proper and most effective way to perform these skills for each player. They also will work and explain the proper ways to stretch and warm-up to best avoid injury. Students will learn areas of the game that most camps do not work on along with sportsmanship, and the proper way to play the game to best use the talents they have for the game to become a better player and teammate. They will also be working with each player one-on-one at times and if parents would like to come to the camp and watch or talk with the camp instructors they will be glad to do this for you and let you know how your player is doing along with the strong skills or what might need to be worked on in the future to be the best player they can be. They would like to have the parents attend the camp on Friday afternoon starting at 2:30 as they will be giving out awards for the week along with some special surprises that they will want to be a part of. The cost of the camp is $175 688-3925 to sign up. Payment arrangements can also be made so call early as this is a camp you will not want to miss.

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18 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 This Weeks Solution Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club The Christmas luncheon will be held on December 8th at 12 noon at Boulevard S. in Gulfport. Members can choose from three items from a special menu so there is no need to pay in advance; however, please let Joyce McMahon at 321-9029 know by December 5th if you are planning to attend so the restaurant can prepare the tables. This is also the time to remember residents at the Boca Ciega Center. Please bring your gift-wrapped presents to the luncheon marked for a gentleman or lady. Gifts may include lotion, small stuffed animals, stationery, stamps, slippers, socks, candy, t-shirts, deodorant, liquid bath soap, large print books, games, etc. 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 Club and sent to Barbara Dye, 2613 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707 by December 8th. The bus will leave from the Senior Center at 9 a.m. Please park in the library parking lot.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 19 The Gabs Why do you volunteer?Shirley Calamari, Event Volunteer: I volunteer because its fun. Usually I do the events. Pauline Murphy, Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Volunteer: Its a nice feeling to be able to help. Its a wonderful opportunity to make new friends as well as keep active.Joan Barry, Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Volunteer: I just love to see the expressions on peoples faces, especially at the Senior Center. Lorraine Del Bene, Reassurance Program and Bingo Volunteer: Its a very good feeling you get. When you give to others, youre giving back. I cant describe it. It makes you feel like youve done something. With Reassurance, its like a family. You feel good about it.

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20 Gabber December 1 December 7, 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 December 1 December 7, 2011 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship

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22 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 The Treasure Island Art Guild will accept paintings for its December show on Thursday, December 1 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the The Treasure Island City Hall, 120 108th Avenue. Members may enter up to two paintings. If you are not a member, you are invited to become one and enter the show. A reception for the winners and potluck Christmas party will be on Saturday, December 10 at 12 noon at the same place. They will be selling cards hand painted by their artists to help support their scholarship fund. For more information call Fred at 360-8390. CTK Needs Jeans, Shoes Can You Help? Clothes To Kids (CTK) will provide more than a thousand wardrobes to lowincome, school age children during the holiday season, free of charge. Cooler weather means children are grabbing long pants, jackets, and sneakers. CTK has immediate need for donations of little boy and girl jeans tops and jeans (Sizes 6-16) and shoes (Sizes 3-6) and little boy jackets (Size M/L). Cash donations always welcome to purchase other needed clothing items. Donations accepted M-F, 9-5, at 3251 3rd Ave N, Ste. 145, St. Petersburg or 1059 N. Hercules Ave, Clearwater, or call 727-441-5050. organization that provides school clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. For more information, 727441-5050 or visitwww.clothestokids. org.

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24 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Toters is a 3-1/2 year old male Poodle-Schnauzer mix. He is a very smart boy that likes to play with toys and is eager to learn. Toters does well with other dogs his size and especially enjoys the company of women. He likes to be their center of attention. Toters would do best in an active home without small children. To meet the cute canine Toters, visit him today at Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street S., St. Petersburg, 727-328-7738 or www. petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter Monkey, a Save Our Strays cat, won Best Household Pet Kitten award at the recent The International Cat Association (TICA) show. As you might imagine, this gorgeous tuxedo cat, 8 months old, is a real show cat with a great personality. Were guessing that some lucky person will be giving him a forever home very soon! It could be you! For more information about Monkey, please call 727-481-5262 for details or email us at sos@saveourstraysinc.com. Save Our Strays Holiday Luncheon for West Virginia State Club Christmas has arrived at the West Virginia State Club and all Mountaineers, either living or visiting in St. Pete, are encouraged to attend the festive luncheon on Monday, December 5 at the Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34th Street N. in St. Pete. The Dutch Treat luncheon begins 11:15 a.m. with the holiday program starting about noon. John Cronin, from Wheeling, will begin his term as president with a program of many surprises, gifts and lots Christmas music. The tables will be decorated, the gifts wrapped, all just waiting for West Virginians to join their friends in St. Pete for a great luncheon party. This is a come as you are affair. Call John Cronin at 727-541-4201.

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26 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 By Holiday Mathis Mercury moving retrograde in Sagittarius will square off with Mars at the start of the week, sparking intense and possibly regrettable exchanges. Venus in Capricorn will try to grease the wheels on Monday, and it may be enough to restore the peace. The full moon of the total lunar eclipse in communicative Gemini at the end of the week will bring one more opportunity to talk -or hug -it out. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). What you do is never as important as how you do it. The spirit you bring to your activities will speak volumes about who you are and how you see life now. Your beliefs will be apparent to anyone willing to study you in detail as you carry out the most mundane tasks, such as shopping for groceries CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Youll strike a chord that few are able to effectively carry off. Youll manage to be simultaneously honest and kind. The way you deliver the truth makes people open up to you. Youll be asked to lead a small group this week, and more followers will be added next week after youve done a stellar job. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Youll have a greater ability to stretch yourself into the world of another person. Youll understand your loved ones better this week, and this understanding will make you you as an absurd idea will now seem to have a solid place in a certain line of logic. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Youll get people talking, partly because youll be doing the kind of novel and interesting activities that lead to questions from the outside world, but mostly because you ask some pretty astute questions yourself. Your curiosity will open new parts of the world to you. ARIES (March 21-April 19). It will be a challenge to stay open to the possibilities. It is all too easy to resist the ideas that dont come from you how the world is or should be. But one such idea will be your key to accomplishing something meaningful in the next six weeks and entering a new stage of life. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your impossibly high standards were forged in the hours of practice and talent. Now you expect the same level of commitment from others. And you just might get what youre looking for this week. When this happens, realize and celebrate the rarity of the occasion. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your tendency to mind your own business will come in handy. What people think of you falls under the category of none of your business, as well. Furthermore, anyone intent problems that have nothing to do with you. Youll stay on track with your own interests and prevail. CANCER (June 22-July 22). As a rule, you are an extremely tolerant, patient person, though this week you may decide that too much tolerance is hindering a persons growth -maybe your own. By Thursday, youll likely feel ready to put your foot down, to lay out new rules or to simply move on from a stagnant situation. Enough is enough. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You see it when people pretend at happiness. You notice the tiny breaks in voices that give away the emotion underneath. You see the behavioral patterns and tendencies that go unnoticed by the people enacting them. You will use this ability for good this week, giving caring tenderness to the ones who sorely need it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You know that change is possible. You have a different and unpopular view of what can be changed and what cant. You institutions, beliefs and structures. You understand how temporary states can seem permanent to the untrained eye, but there is always a way. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your mind will go to great lengths to lead you away from the suffering of your past. But sometimes its better to remember. The pain will lessen each time you do. Touching the raw emotion will release it, little by little, until it has no charge left. This week, youll bravely be willing to go back in the name of moving forward. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Before that you actually could be getting what you want. Youll be faced with the kind of challenging situation that inspires you to play the what if game. Try to play this game in a positive way. For instance, instead of asking What if I fail? ask What if I succeed? This Weeks Birthdays: 2012 shows you using your talents and intuitive abilities to make others happy. That might not be your aim; youll likely be too busy experimenting with ways to make yourself happy. But because youll have so much fun, youll lift the spirits of those around you. January brings people who are eager to put your vision in motion. Loving exchanges happen in March. The purchase of joint property will be lucky. Your mind will be open and absorbent in the spring. Music at Gulfport Beach PavilionMonday, 1-3:00 p.m. Karaoke by The Toonsters, J & Lolita Tuesday, 1-2:30 p.m. Entertainment by Bongo Bob & Suzanne Wednesday, 1-3:00 p.m. Karaoke by Arlene & Len The Melody TunesThursday, 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. Music for listening & dancing by Rich or by Overdue Bill Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment for dancing by Woody & his accordian Weather permitting

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 27 Foreclosed Python When the bank foreclosed on a Bradenton home four years ago, bank representatives found something waiting inside for them   an abandoned, young Burmese python. They wasted no time calling Justin Matthews of Matthews Wildlife Rescue in Manatee county. Matthews took in the snake   now quite larger   and now takes her with him when he gives presentations about wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. This Sunday he brought his lengthy friend to the Sunday market on Corey Avenue, where Skaneateles, New York snowbird Chris Bailet volunteered to hold her. Ive always been fascinated with snakes, she said since my brother brought home a garter snake. Its a Wonderful Life Arrives! The Gulfport Community Players, in cooperation with the West Coast Players, will present Joe Landrys Its a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, at the Players Back Door Theater on Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th. Curtain time will be 8 p.m. and tickets are just $10 each, available only at the door just before curtain. The Back Door Theater is located in Gulfport at 1619 49th St. S. Parking is plentiful and free. This classic play is being directed by David Smith and is presented in the form of a live radio show, circa 1946. The play comes complete with Applause sign that invites audience participation. For those of you who remember radio dramas (before TV), fun! The cast includes a few actors that you may remember from plays that the Players performed in past years: Mike Bruno, Jason Freeman, Bill Harber, Rita Kitemplon, Alan Mohney, Rhiannon Mooney, Samantha Parisi, Ron Rotondo, and Rosalyn Savel.

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28 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 City Sponsored Activitiesin the CommunityRecreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 Crafts Club for All Ages: Saturday, December 10, 2:00-3:00 pm. Pat helps you make DIY Christmas ornaments, candles that dont burn, and sticker calendars. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, December 15, 10:00 am. Discussion of Tara Road, by Maeve Binchy, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up a discussion guide and a copy of the book. Please call 8931073 FMI. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, December 17, starting at 11:00 am, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas [G]; 11:30am Rango [PG]; 2:00 pm Cowboys and Aliens [PG-13]. Enjoy with free popcorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 893-1074. Suncoast Hospice: Tuesday, January 10, 10 am 2 pm. Recruiting new volunteers in this area. FMI, call 773-7124. Kill-a-Watt Energy Saving Program: Saturday, January 28, 10 11 am. James Stevenson of Pinellas County Extension Service will instruct on use of the devices, which will also be available for loan from the Library. Read to Linda, one of our staff members: Mondays, 2:003:00pm. Sign up for a 15-minute time slot at the Circulation Desk. All ages welcome. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 amFree Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-323-7660. Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Game on! Teen Board Game Afternoons: Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30pm. 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. Open Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm PROGRAMS AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MARIO DELEONS BAND Social & Ballroom Dancing Sun., Dec. 4, 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 Thursday, Dec. 1 Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7GULF BAY 18 pc. BIG BAND HOLIDAY DANCE Sun., Dec. 11, 6-10pm, $12 Black Tie Optional RECREATION WEBSITE-www.mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues., 6-9 p.m. and Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res./$22 non-resident The Game RoomMon.Fri., 10 a.m. p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.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 nurturing atmosphere where each child has the opportunity to experience many recreational, 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 are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 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. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 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 children 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-resily 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 hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Hours for registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 893-1068 for more information. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. 5:45-6:30 p.m. Call Alison at 410-2227. poli at 813-855-3112. bara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. Call John at 893-1079 Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. Call John at 893-1079 termediate Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call Patsi at 501-3559. Call Valerie at 557-4258. mara at 512-2763. 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. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 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 Thank you, Brentwood: Patrons, volunteers and staff would like to give public thanks to Brentwood Senior Living Community for sponsoring the Senior Centers annual Thanksgiving Dinner Party that was held on Tues. Nov. 22. There were 175 guests and 20 volunteers. Brentwood provided the complete meal with all the trimmings and helped serve the food. Everyone enjoyed the delicious meal and Brentwoods warm hospitality. Gulfport Historical Calendars for 2012 are now on sale for $5 at the Senior Center. Flea Market: Lots of bargains will be found at the Senior Center Flea Market on Fri. Dec. 1 from 9am to noon. Dont miss out. Coupon Club Coupon Club meeting on Fri. Dec. 9 at 11am. Bring your coupons with you for a coupon exchange. Learn how to better prepare for shopping and save extra money. Denise Lowe will facilitate this program. Call more info. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Senior Trips: This holiday why not treat yourself to some special day trips: Tony Orlando Christmas Show at Ruth Eckerd Hall (box lunch included) at 1pm, $69; Disneys Wilderness Lodge & Grand Floridian Resort with a meal at the Gaylord Palms Hotels premier restaurant Villa De Flora, $72; Hard Rock Casino on Dec. 5 & 18. Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for details and info on other upcoming trips. Senior Center Flea Market: Mark your calendar for our next Flea Market on Fri. Dec. 2, 9am-noon. The Debby Bacon Holiday Dream Show: International Concert Pianist and Entertainer Debby Bacon is performing Gulfport Senior Center Foundation on Wed. Dec. 7 at the Catherine Hickman Theater. Show Times are 1pm and 7pm. Tickets available in advance at the Senior Center: $10/advance or $12 at the door for the 1pm performance; $12/advance or $14 at the door for the 7pm performance. The evening performance will include a Meet & Greet with Ms. Bacon at 6pm in the Theater lobby. For more info call the Senior Center at (727) 893-2237 or check online at HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org. Line Dancing resumes at 9:30am on Thurs. Dec. 8 at Scout Hall (5315 28th Ave. S.) World War II Presentation: A presentation will be offered by Bob Hanson, Sr. 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: Gulfport seniors are invited to participate in an open trolley tour of Gulfports holiday light displays on Mon. Dec. 19. Meet in the Senior Center lobby at 6pm for hot chocolate and cookies. The trolley tour starts at 6:30pm. Call the Senior Center if you would like to join us! Bring your hats & sweaters! Holiday Senior Follies: The Joe 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. SpecialPECIAL SERVICES Transportation Service: GEMS Doorto-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available Mon. thru Fri. 8:15am to 4pm. Annual registration fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class: are offered on 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727341-0130 to register for November. Elder Law Clinic: Volunteer attorneys will assist clients 60 and over with wills, living wills, powers of attorney, and health care surrogates on Fri. Dec. 16 at 9:30am. Must meet income criteria. Call for more info. Phones for Hearing Impaired: Phones will be distributed at no cost to Floridians who are hearing impaired on Tues. Dec. 20 at 9:30am. Courtesy of Deaf & Hearing Connection. Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at 9:30am Hearing Support 1st & 3rd Mon. at 2pm Visually Impaired Support, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org.Senior Center 5501 27 Ave. So. 893-1231 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070OPENING ART RECEPTION Fri., Dec. 2nd, 6-8 pm featuring HUGO PORCARO, JR. Hosted by the City of Imagination Free & open to the public

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 29 City Sponsored Activitiesin the CommunityRecreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 Crafts Club for All Ages: Saturday, December 10, 2:00-3:00 pm. Pat helps you make DIY Christmas ornaments, candles that dont burn, and sticker calendars. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, December 15, 10:00 am. Discussion of Tara Road, by Maeve Binchy, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up a discussion guide and a copy of the book. Please call 8931073 FMI. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, December 17, starting at 11:00 am, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas [G]; 11:30am Rango [PG]; 2:00 pm Cowboys and Aliens [PG-13]. Enjoy with free popcorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 893-1074. Suncoast Hospice: Tuesday, January 10, 10 am 2 pm. Recruiting new volunteers in this area. FMI, call 773-7124. Kill-a-Watt Energy Saving Program: Saturday, January 28, 10 11 am. James Stevenson of Pinellas County Extension Service will instruct on use of the devices, which will also be available for loan from the Library. Read to Linda, one of our staff members: Mondays, 2:003:00pm. Sign up for a 15-minute time slot at the Circulation Desk. All ages welcome. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 amFree Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-323-7660. Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Game on! Teen Board Game Afternoons: Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30pm. 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. Open Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm PROGRAMS AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MARIO DELEONS BAND Social & Ballroom Dancing Sun., Dec. 4, 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 Thursday, Dec. 1 Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7GULF BAY 18 pc. BIG BAND HOLIDAY DANCE Sun., Dec. 11, 6-10pm, $12 Black Tie Optional RECREATION WEBSITE-www.mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues., 6-9 p.m. and Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res./$22 non-resident The Game RoomMon.Fri., 10 a.m. p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.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 nurturing atmosphere where each child has the opportunity to experience many recreational, 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 are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 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. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 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 children 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-resily 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 hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Hours for registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 893-1068 for more information. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. 5:45-6:30 p.m. Call Alison at 410-2227. poli at 813-855-3112. bara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. Call John at 893-1079 Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. Call John at 893-1079 termediate Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call Patsi at 501-3559. Call Valerie at 557-4258. mara at 512-2763. 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. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 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 Thank you, Brentwood: Patrons, volunteers and staff would like to give public thanks to Brentwood Senior Living Community for sponsoring the Senior Centers annual Thanksgiving Dinner Party that was held on Tues. Nov. 22. There were 175 guests and 20 volunteers. Brentwood provided the complete meal with all the trimmings and helped serve the food. Everyone enjoyed the delicious meal and Brentwoods warm hospitality. Gulfport Historical Calendars for 2012 are now on sale for $5 at the Senior Center. Flea Market: Lots of bargains will be found at the Senior Center Flea Market on Fri. Dec. 1 from 9am to noon. Dont miss out. Coupon Club Coupon Club meeting on Fri. Dec. 9 at 11am. Bring your coupons with you for a coupon exchange. Learn how to better prepare for shopping and save extra money. Denise Lowe will facilitate this program. Call more info. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Senior Trips: This holiday why not treat yourself to some special day trips: Tony Orlando Christmas Show at Ruth Eckerd Hall (box lunch included) at 1pm, $69; Disneys Wilderness Lodge & Grand Floridian Resort with a meal at the Gaylord Palms Hotels premier restaurant Villa De Flora, $72; Hard Rock Casino on Dec. 5 & 18. Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for details and info on other upcoming trips. Senior Center Flea Market: Mark your calendar for our next Flea Market on Fri. Dec. 2, 9am-noon. The Debby Bacon Holiday Dream Show: International Concert Pianist and Entertainer Debby Bacon is performing Gulfport Senior Center Foundation on Wed. Dec. 7 at the Catherine Hickman Theater. Show Times are 1pm and 7pm. Tickets available in advance at the Senior Center: $10/advance or $12 at the door for the 1pm performance; $12/advance or $14 at the door for the 7pm performance. The evening performance will include a Meet & Greet with Ms. Bacon at 6pm in the Theater lobby. For more info call the Senior Center at (727) 893-2237 or check online at HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org. Line Dancing resumes at 9:30am on Thurs. Dec. 8 at Scout Hall (5315 28th Ave. S.) World War II Presentation: A presentation will be offered by Bob Hanson, Sr. 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: Gulfport seniors are invited to participate in an open trolley tour of Gulfports holiday light displays on Mon. Dec. 19. Meet in the Senior Center lobby at 6pm for hot chocolate and cookies. The trolley tour starts at 6:30pm. Call the Senior Center if you would like to join us! Bring your hats & sweaters! Holiday Senior Follies: The Joe 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. SpecialPECIAL SERVICES Transportation Service: GEMS Doorto-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available Mon. thru Fri. 8:15am to 4pm. Annual registration fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class: are offered on 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727341-0130 to register for November. Elder Law Clinic: Volunteer attorneys will assist clients 60 and over with wills, living wills, powers of attorney, and health care surrogates on Fri. Dec. 16 at 9:30am. Must meet income criteria. Call for more info. Phones for Hearing Impaired: Phones will be distributed at no cost to Floridians who are hearing impaired on Tues. Dec. 20 at 9:30am. Courtesy of Deaf & Hearing Connection. Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at 9:30am Hearing Support 1st & 3rd Mon. at 2pm Visually Impaired Support, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org.Senior Center 5501 27 Ave. So. 893-1231 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070OPENING ART RECEPTION Fri., Dec. 2nd, 6-8 pm featuring HUGO PORCARO, JR. Hosted by the City of Imagination Free & open to the public

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30 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Gulfports First Friday Art Walk Gulfports First Friday Art Walk takes place on December 2nd from 6-10 p.m. Purchase works from talented independent artists and crafters along Beach and Shore Boulevards, as well as the works of local authors and entertainers stretched over a half-mile up and down scenic Beach Boulevard. Live musicians will be appearing at venues throughout the Village. The Industrial Art Center continues to offer Blow Your Own Glass Masterpiece mini classes by master glass blower Jackie Ballard and the IAC team. Visitors can view the stars through St. Pete Astronomy Clubs state of the art telescopes, weather browsing the art and craft booths, dont miss Gulfports unique shops, boutiques and galleries. Enjoy dinner within the Art District, now one of the foremost dining destinations in the bay area and one of six small-town the 2011 Rand McNally/USA Today Best of the Road competition in the Best Food category. Gulfport Art Walk takes place on the First Friday and Third Saturday of every month, year-round. Parking is always free and free trolley rides are available from off-site parking areas. Pet and family friendly! Experience a new dining, shopping and cultural experience unlike any other. Once you discover Gulfports Waterfront Art District, Tampa Bays best kept secret to a really cool summer, youll want to come back for more. For information on the Gulfport Merchants Association and Gulfport events, please visit www.GulfportMA. com. The Gulfport Art Walk and event recorded information line is 866-ART-WALK. Artists and Crafters more information and download an application at www.SIKPromotions. com>Vendor Info. 3007 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport. Shop Thrift Boutique and Gift Shops Pasadena Community Church has three stores at one location (Pasadena Ave. and Second Ave. S.). Come see their large assortment of Christmas decorations and many other gift items for sale. Thrift and Boutique are open 9-12 Wednesday and Saturday. Gift Store is open Wednesday and Saturday 10-2. Holiday Bazaar at Sons of Italy The Sons of Italy, 2500 34th Street S. in St. Petersburg, will old a Holiday Bazaar on December 3rd and 4th from 9-4. They will be serving Italian great varieties of homemade baked Italian cookies, cakes, breads and desserts. You will see their best work in crafts, decorations and baking. If you need a gift for a hard-to-shop-for want. Come try your luck at the spinning wine wheel or just enjoy the festivities.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 35 Give to the Food Drive The Sons of Italy wishes to thank all those who helped the John Paul Lodge in raising funds for the many charities we support. Our thanks go out in particular to Bealls Department Store and Save on Seafood distributing for their assistance and support. The Sons of Italy is now heading a food drive for the needy that will culminate on December 16th. To date they have collected 550 lbs. of nonperishable food. Please help. Bring your non-perishable food to 2500 34th Street S. and leave those items with the barber or hairdresser in the event that they are not there. Thank you and have a Merry Christmas. Deadline Nears for Town Shores Golf The deadline to sign up for the Town Shores Golf Scramble is December 5th! The scramble is December 10th at Terra Ceia Country Club, Palmetto. Fee of $40 includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, beverage and prizes, captain and crew format. Registration is 7:45 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. start. Submit a foursome or they will pair you up. Cash or check payable to Terra Ceia Country Club can be submitted to Ellen Johnson, Manchester Bldg, #207 by December 5th. Call Ellen at 727-345-2109, email elenajota@hotmail.com or Natalie Reardon, Diplomat #107, at 813343-8918, email natreardon@gmail. com.

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36 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Local ObituariesFitchITCH, AliceLICE B., 88, of Gulfport, FL, Michigan, passed away on Thursday, November 24th on Thanksgiving Day. Alice was born on August 24, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the daughter of Frank and Rose Worel, Czech immigrants, and was the youngest of four children. She attended Wayne State University where she earned her degree in special education. She specialized in teaching the deaf and went on to obtain her Masters degree at Purdue University where she helped pioneer a testing program for hearing. She met her husband, attorney Vernon M. Fitch at Wayne State University. and when Alice was admitted as a a sign picketing the school to let him in to visit her. He won her heart and they were married on July 23, 1948. They were a perfect pair and Alice helped Vern in his run for Circuit Judge in Oakland County, Michigan and in his election to founding Treasurer at Oakland Community College. They were active in Oakland County Republican politics. Alice was always very proud of her Fitch family connection, which included Thomas Fitch ,Yankee Doodle and signer of Magna Carta, and in 1997 she traveled to England to give her daughter away in marriage at the Fitch Church in Bocking, Essex England, with a reception at Leeds Castle. Alice was a devoted wife to Vern and cared for him for many years after he contracted multiple sclerosis. Vern predeceased Alice in 1995. Alice was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother and is survived by her two children, Debra Fitch Caldwell of Sarasota and her son Vernon M. Fitch II, both attorneys, her son-in-law Richard Caldwell, her daughter-inlaw Dorothy Fitch, and her beloved grandson Richard Vernon Fitch Caldwell. Alice was active in the St. Petersburg Garden Club and the AAUW and was a member of the Pasadena Community Church. Her favorite poem was William Wordsworths Daffodils and we hope that now united again with Vern that her heart with pleasure A viewing will be held Thursday, December 1st at 1 p.m., service at 2:30 p.m. at ALife Tribute-5601 Gulfport Blvd. South, Gulfport. LONG, ChristineHRISTINE, 48, of Gulfport, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at home. She is survived by a loving family. ALife Tribute-Gulfport. PERKINS, EvaVA 98, of South Pasadena died Nov. 25. Survived by her loving family. Private cremation. Guestbook at davidcgross.com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727 381-4911. POLOGEORGIS, GeorgeEORGE, of St. Pete Beach, passed away Nov. 11, 2011. He is survived by his loving family. Funeral services will be in New York. www.curlewhills.com. SAPIENZA, BarbaraARBARA AnnNN, 81, of St. Pete Beach, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, in South Pasadena. She is survived by her loving husband, Santo of 54 years; son; Philip; daughter Ellen Amerault and husband Edward; granddaughters Kerrianne and Kelley, Sisire; Patricia Pennell. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach. 727-360-5577. In Memoriam HOWARD E. GOOD 4-14-23 -12-8-90 Dad, It is so hard to believe you have been gone 21 years. You are, of course, missed so much. We will be eternally grateful for your generosity and thoughtfulness. Hope you liked the Candy and Brandy we put on your headstone at Bay Pines on Thanksgiving, lol. Love, Karen and Norm 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 evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the other meets on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. 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.Join the Lift Up Andy Campaign Join the Treasure Island Chamber of Commerce community campaign to raise funds to purchase a stand up wheelchair for 16 year old resident, aside, Andys wish is to stand up like everyone else. Liftoff fundraisers with all proceeds to Lifting Up Andy will be held at Dukes Island Bar & Grill, 145 107th Ave. on Sunday, December 4th starting at 1 p.m. There will be live music all day featuring: Horses Wild, Pete Dorian, Boston Bob and Mike O. Admission of $5 includes one free drink. There now on sale for $25 each or 5/$100. ($600 value); 2nd Prize: Sailing trip for 4 including dinner ($500 value); and 3rd Prize: 2 night stay at The Windjammer plus a $100 Dukes gift will be held on Saturday, December 3, from 5-8 p.m. at Benjamins Studios, 200 104th Avenue. Please make all checks payable to Edwards Family Foundation Lifting Up Andy Campaign.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 37 Drive through Christmas Story St. Lukes United Methodist Church located at 4444 Fifth Avenue N., St. Petersburg, is celebrating this Christmas season by sharing a drive-through Christmas Story live nativity production to take place on Saturday, December 10, beginning at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. As you drive through in the comfort of your car, you will story of the birth of Jesus and the events that were taking place during that time. Free admission, donations are accepted. In hopes to keep the to turn off of Fifth Avenue N. onto 46th Street (southward) then left on Dartmouth. Holiday Event to Benet St. Pete Pride Come out for the 2nd Annual Red & Pete Pride on Saturday, December 10 from 6-10 p.m. at Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth Street N. in St. Petersburg. Tickets include private access to the gardens all night, open bar, heavy gourmet hors doeuvres by Orange Blossom Catering, Live Entertainment by Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association featuring Rose Bilal and Friends and valet parking. Enter to win two free tickets to Patti Labelle in concert on February 1st at Ruth Eckerd Hall when you buy tickets to Red and Green. Each ticket purchase automatically gives the buyer one free entry into the drawing. Drawing will be on December 10 during the 2nd Annual Red & Green. You must be present to win. See A Christmas Carol: A New Musical freeFall Theatre Company will present A Christmas Carol: A New Musical through December 30th with a special preview on Thursday, December 8 at 7 p.m. Book and lyrics are by Keith Ferguson and music is by Bruce Greer. This enchanting new musical adaptation of the Dickens classic is destined to become a Bay area holiday tradition. With a soaring and inspirational score, and faithful incarnations of all of the memorable characters, Dickens ghost story leaps from the page and delights with stunning theatricality, lush scenery and costumes, and surprising special effects. show times are Thursday 7 p.m., Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Show times vary for Christmas performance on Friday, December 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets to each performance are $37-$44 with $20 (non-premium) tickets available for those under 18. Teachers, senior citizens, and members of the military enjoy a $3 discount. A ticketing fee may apply. For more information and tickets visit www.freefalltheatre.com or call 727-498-5205. freeFall Studio Theatre is located at 6099 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg.

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38 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Tis the Season... for Shufeboard started. So far 33 Townshores residents have joined in on the fun. Bob OBrien (photo) leads the friendly competition with the most points through Nov. 22nd. New participants are joining each session. The club plays on Tuesday mornings and Friday afternoons. All Townshores residents are invited to come out and enjoy the fun. No experience is necessary. Pancake Breakfast With Santa Gulfport Little League presents a Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 10th from 8-10 a.m. at the Gulfport Little League 8-9 a.m. and the second seating will be from 9-10 a.m. Cost is $3 per child and $5 per adult. Space is limited. Go to www.gulfportlittleleague.net, click reservation page. Elves are standing by waiting to hear from you! SPCREA to Meet The South Pinellas Retired Teachers Association (SPCREA) meets at 11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month from October through May at the Picccadilly Cafeteria, 19th Ave. and 34th St. N. Meetings are open to all who have worked in in Florida or elsewhere, including teachers, support personnel and administrators. The meeting begins at 12 noon with an activity planned by the hospitality committee. At their December 8th meeting they will be having a volunteer fair with many local organizations having booths to explain what they do and how the Association can help. Among those present will be Clothes to Kids, Hospice, Neighborly Senior Services, CASA, SPCA, Meals on Wheels, Friends of Strays and others. They will also have a Silent Auction to raise money for scholarships. The meeting adjourns by 1 p.m. SPCREA to the group. Email Joyce Walters at jellen1943@yahoo.com for more information.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 39 Email your request to News@theGabber.com Ha ve you got a question for your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of St. Pete Beach: Elections Q: Who votes for who in the January election? Since its the Republican presidential primary, does that mean I have to be a Republican to vote for my city commissioner? A: districts one and three can vote for a commissioner, according to city clerk Rebecca Haynes. While the election coincides with the Republican primary, that only means that people who are registered Republican will have an additional item to consider on their ballot. Anyone in those two districts can vote. If you are registered to vote in District One, you may vote for a candidate in that district. If you are registered to vote in District Three, you may vote for a candidate in that district. The deadline to register to vote is January 3, 2012. To view the citys district maps, please visit the HYPERLINK http://www.stpetebeach. org/images/stories/city-clerk/pdfs/Election/voting%20districts. pdfcityHYPERLINK http://www.stpetebeach.org/images/stories/ city-clerk/pdfs/Election/voting%20districts.pdfHYPERLINK http:// www.stpetebeach.org/images/stories/city-clerk/pdfs/Election/voting%20 districts.pdfsHYPERLINK http://www.stpetebeach.org/images/stories/ city-clerk/pdfs/Election/voting%20districts.pdf HYPERLINK http:// www.stpetebeach.org/images/stories/city-clerk/pdfs/Election/voting%20 districts.pdfwebHYPERLINK http://www.stpetebeach.org/images/ stories/city-clerk/pdfs/Election/voting%20districts.pdf HYPERLINK http://www.stpetebeach.org/images/stories/city-clerk/pdfs/Election/ voting%20districts.pdfsite or read this article online.Have a question about something in your city? Send it to News@theGabber.com, Chamber of Commerce Holiday Evening Mixer The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual Holiday Mixer at the Hurricane Restaurant in Pass-a-Grille (809 Gulf Way, Pass-a-Grille) on Tuesday, December 13. This year they will be asking for donations to support PARCs wish list and to make it fun a local business, The Rocketship Car, will be parked out in front of the Hurricane collecting those donations. Please donate a gift and help them Fill the Rocketship! Their sponsor for this event is Commercial Electrical Contracting, Inc. The event will run from 5:30-8 p.m. and the cost to attend is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Donations can be dropped off at the Chamber headquarters and will be accepted until Monday, December 12th. Contact Amanda Page at 727-360-6957 or RSVP@ tampabaybeaches.com. 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 9 a.m. and the other at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $6 ages 11 and under and $12 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 822-4982 or Joanne Walker at 525-2914. Retired Ofcers Wives Club to Meet of St. Petersburg will meet for luncheon on December 13 at Isla Del Sol Country Club, 6000 Sun Blvd, St. Petersburg. Social hour will be 11:30 with lunch at 12:15 p.m. The program will be Christmas music by Steve Middents. Call for reservations to 347-7976 or 399-1272.

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40 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northrop B_Northrop@theGabber. com The Allure of GamblingThe good thing about gambling is that I dont gamble. That means that those who do (legally) pay taxes that I dont have to pay. I dont mean that I havent or wont gamble at all. It just means that it isnt something that draws me. And, when I have gambled, I dont get excited when winning, but would prefer not to lose. So, I treat it like entertainment with a dollar cap. However, the big thing is someone else pays the taxes. Some of those are people who dont pay much taxes. I know, I know. Gambling, as in casino gambling, isnt a poor mans sport. However, whoever is gambling will pay more taxes than he would have otherwise. That is, if he hasnt blown his money and cant buy normal goods and services. As for gambling in general, it is likely that the lottery attracts a broader clientele are taxes I dont have to pay. Of course, there are still illegal gambling such as numbers and heavy duty card games. In Florida, I think its illegal to have more than $10 in the pot at a private game in your home. Whatever the circumstances, the illegal operations dont create revenue for the government. Money is what its all about, and the about being whether to permit casino gambling outside of Indian reservations. The state needs money, or, at least, wants more money. For the state, there is money in gambling; for the gambling operations there is money in gambling; for the employes there is money in gambling; for the players more will lose than will win or there wouldnt be all that money for everyone else. Three out of four is pretty good. The bet is that casino gambling is coming. There are all sorts of arguments against it, many of them good. The moral issue is probably dead, however. We already have greyhound and horse race gambling and the state lottery is a big thing. The state loves it because the money, supposedly, goes to help seniors. A good cause will justify anything. People seem to like it because it only takes a buck or so to get into the game, and someone wins sometimes. All in all, however, gambling is here. Its just a matter of more. Its not going to be less. Thats a sure bet. Thats a competitive thing. If Florida doesnt have it, it cant compete with other states (and the islands) to be a destination for tourists. Its all about new money. The question is will it draw new money? Other states have started smaller slots only then moved on to table games, entertainment, restaurants. The problem is that more and more states are doing it. At what point will there be parity? When will having it all, will become the norm? Or, will there always be a new gimmick to draw customers? Then theres the other issue about money. How much gets put into the political system? There will be more money poured into a system with too much money already. Persuasion money is already there, you can bet. Money for licenses, money for regulations or non-regulations, how much and how to tax. You get the picture. Not saying anything is criminal. Its the way it is. Of course, the concern is whether allout gambling will be a net positive for the state. Will crime increase? Will there be infrastructure requirements the state will have to cover? How costly will gambling addiction be? Theres plenty of material out there to study. Ive always been surprised by those who say it will be different here. No it wont. The same elements are at work: human nature, money, politics, government. else to pay your bills, or taxes, as in this case. If the project goes through, money will undoubtedly pour into the state coffers. Surely, there will be new social projects on which to spend it. What happens, though when the music stops? Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 41 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDA YS ATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY 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 THURSDAY FRIDA YS ATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY Bar Bingo 7 pm Food served Fish & Chicken 6-8pm Barry Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Dave K 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm House Committee Meeting 6pm Harry 7-10pm Legion Dinner 6-8pm Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12amNew Years Eve Party: Steak & Lobster Dinner, Appetizers, Champagne Toast. Music by Barry. Tickets available at the bar, $32.50 each. 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! The bake sale was delicious. Another one upcoming in December. 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 December 1 December 7, 2011 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 11/18 Call for Ofcer5600 Blk 15th Ave. S. Drunk Person5300 Blk 8th Ave. S. Narcotics/Drugs5200 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Civil Matter5300 Blk 7th Ave. S. Domestic Verbal2800 Blk 51st St. S. Suspicious Circumstances5100 Blk Preston Ave. S. Theft5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual4600 Blk 26th Ave. S. Suspicious VehicleOsgood Point. Trouble with Individual2800 Blk 51st St. S. Saturday 11/19 Noise Complaint6000 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Suspicious Circumstances5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Person1700 Blk 53rd St. S. Call for Ofcer2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Trafc Stop Failed to Stop4900 Blk 20th Ave. S. Theft2500 Blk York St. S. Animal Complaint2200 Blk 53rd St. S. Trouble with Individual5000 Blk Newton Ave. S. Sunday 11/20 Suspicious Vehicle900 Blk 58th St. S. Trouble with Individual4900 Blk 20th Ave. S. DUI Investigation1000 Blk 52nd St. S. Suspicious Activity1400 Blk 49th St. S. Criminal Mischief1500 Blk 52nd St. S. Theft5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Cruelty to Animal(s)5300 Blk 7th Ave. S. Animal Complaint700 Blk 60th St. S. Suspicious Person5900 Blk 17th Ave. S. Arrest on Warrant2900 Blk 59th St. S. Monday 11/21 Drunk Driver4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Animal Complaint1200 Blk 63rd St. S. Trouble with IndividualTomlinson Park. Civil Matter2800 Blk 51st St. S. Theft2700 Blk 53rd St. S. Burglary5100 Blk 14th Ave. S. Suspicious Person5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Domestic Verbal5100 Blk 17th Ave. S. Suspicious Person5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Suspicious Activity4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Noise Complaint5500 Blk 12th Ave. S. Domestic Battery5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Tuesday 11/22 Domestic Verbal5300 Blk Newton Ave. S. Soliciting5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. Burglary6100 Blk 9th Ave. S. Theft5700 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Burglary5000 Blk 24th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual2500 Blk Premier Dr. S. Theft2600 Blk 47th St. S. Trouble with Individual5500 Blk 28th Ave. S. Violation of Court Order5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Call for Ofcer4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Suspicious Circumstances1900 Blk 54th St. S. Wednesday 11/23 Domestic Battery5300 Blk Newton Ave. S. Burglary2600 Blk 46th St. S. Animal Complaint2600 Blk Miriam St. S. Theft5300 Blk 17th Ave. S. Theft5000 Blk 24th Ave. S. Theft6300 Blk Pasadena Pt. Blvd. S. Domestic Verbal2900 Blk 57th St. S. Animal Complaint5000 Blk Newton Ave. S. Thursday 11/24 Suspicious Vehicle5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Vehicle5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Noise Complaint4900 Blk Newton Ave. S. Burglary1900 Blk 60th St. S. Domestic Verbal4900 Blk 28th Ave. S. Drunk Driver2000 Blk 54th St. S. Suspicious Person2500 Blk 53rd St. S. Domestic Verbal5400 Blk 14th Ave. S. Narcotics/Drugs2200 Blk 49th St. S.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 43 Crime Awareness Meeting The next City Wide Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention Meeting will be held on Monday, December 12 at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center located at 1617 49 Street S. Topic will be the outgoing police dispatch after midnight on 12/31/11. Any concerned citizens need to attend this meeting. Now is the time to get your questions answered. Guest speakers invited are Chief Rob Vincent contact Jeri Reed at 727-548-5566 days and 727-327-3509 evenings or at Jrvolunteer@aol.com. Try your hand at SudokuHelp Clean Up Lincoln Cemetery There will be a clean-up at the Lincoln Cemetery in Gulfport on December 10th from 8 a.m. to noon. 600 58th Street S., next to Boca Ciega High School. This mainly African American cemetery, dating from 1926, is suffering from a lack of care because of a lack of funds. There was one clean-up already, but there is still plenty of work to do. So, come on out and lend a hand! December Jazz Concerts The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society will sponsor two December concerts. On Thursday, December 15th, Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps will play from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Bilmar Beach Resort in Treasure Island. Admission is $7. Call 727522-6877. On Sunday, December 18th, The Dixie Chaps will play from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo in conjunction with the Gardens Light Show. Park admission is $2, concert is free.Market Offers NonProts Free SpaceGULFPORTThe Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market has announced it will set aside one free vendor space organizations. Groups may use the space to offer free information, promote upcoming events and community outreach, to raise funds, or to sell items for fund-raising. Any items to be sold must be preapproved by Market managers. All funds raised in any manner individual(s). currently being scheduled and any groups may apply to use the space as available in upcoming weeks and months. For more information and to apply, call Daniel Hodge, Fresh Market Coordinator, at 727-366-4086 or dan@igc.org.

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44 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. Are Trusts Only for the Super-Rich? While it is true that you should have a fair amount of assets before you consider setting up a trust, a trust is no longer the province of the superrich. Simply stated, a trust is a legal document that makes it possible for you to put aside some of your money and direct how it will be used upon your death or in some form of trust, while youre alive. A trust may also ease your tax bite. A trust generally offers several advantages: among them, the assets dont have to go through probate, which saves time and money. Additionally, you may be able to maintain control over the trust assets while youre alive and capable; sick and incapable; or as part of an estate plan at your death. Many individuals and families have found that trusts offer a number opportunities. Even where your estate plan calls for all the assets of surviving spouse under the unlimited marital estate tax deduction, the death of the surviving spouse. Proper use of carefully drafted nonsurviving spouse and/or children may keep these assets out of the surviving spouses estate and reduce the overall tax bite on the estate plan. So-called living trusts have become very popular with those interested in avoiding the expense, delay and publicity of probate; while allowing the grantor to maintain control over the trust assets during his or her lifetime, if capable and competent. The type of trust you use depends on your personal situation and the advice you receive from a legal expert. Since there are many types of trusts, only a complete evaluation of your familys needs will determine which trust should be used. 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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48 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Full of Light Helen Mullins, Gulfport, takes advantage of the waterside location to practice her plein aire painting technique at Horan Park on St. Pete Beach. Ms. Mullins, who works with the Treasure Island Art Guild and the Suntan Art Center, works with oil paints. Plein aire is a French term meaning in the open air or full of light. Community Band Announces Free Holiday Concert The very popular South Pasadena Community Band holiday concert will be December 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gulfport Casino. The annual concert celebrating the festive time of the year has become a staple in the areas holiday fare and this year features a wide variety of music of the season. The concert is free. Max Millspaugh, Musical Director of the band said We have titled this concert Holiday Time is Here and the band will present a program including everything from the holiday standards like A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson to a unique little arrangement called Stars and Stripes Christmas. Along the way we will play a very nice chart entitled A Chanukah Celebration and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Truly we have something for everyone in this concert, he concluded. Mike Yakes, Mayor of Gulfport, noted that the Casino venue provides adequate free parking and handicapped accessibility. The Mayor also said that refreshments will be available throughout the concert. The City of Gulfport is pleased to host this holiday concert for our city residents and the neighboring communities. The Casino as well as the entire downtown will decorated to season. All of the area restaurants will be open for everyone to have dinner on their way to the concert or to stop for refreshment following the event. The band always presents an outstanding concert and this concert is one of the highlights of the season in Gulfport, he concluded. Seating capacity has been increased for the concerts at the Casino. The City of Gulfport and the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce sponsor the concerts by The South Pasadena Band which is a community relations initiative of the City of South Pasadena.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 49 The 101st Artist Perhaps inspired by the artists gathered at last weekends 100 Artists at Horan Park in St. Pete Beach, nine-year-old Nathan Shackleton concentrates on making his own art at the event. While most of the booths sold art created by local artists, one booth allowed budding artists to choose from a selection of bottles and ll them with colored sand. Antique Vendors Sought for Gulfport Fresh Market & Art WalksGULFPORTTwo of Gulfports popular regular events will be expanding in the coming weeks. An area devoted to antique vendors will be of each month during the popular weekly Tuesday Fresh Market on Beach Blvd. in Gulfport from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Antique vendors will also be added to Gulfports popular Art third Saturday of each month from 6-10 p.m. If you would like the opportunity to offer vintage, retro, and Floridiana items in a beautiful outdoor setting designated for antiques only, please send an email describing the type of items you would like to sell along with your contact information to Sandy Duffy at sdfree2b@yahoo.com, who will be handling this expansion of the events. Upon receipt of your information, she will contact you to discuss details.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 51 Mr. Murrow WeptJust because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesnt mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar. Edward R. Murrow The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue. also Edward R. Murrow My very favorite reader insult ever came from a lady who told me I was a disgrace to Edward R. Murrow. Obviously, I disagree, but I loved the insult, which showed both intelligence and respect for the craft. For a week after she said that my Mr. Murrow. The Gabber matters to you; Ive learned over the past eight years how very seriously you all take the words that about this paper, and I love that about all of you. We make mistakes, just like every other paper in the world, and, like every other paper, we cringe when we do, because we take our responsibility to our community seriously. We want you to trust that weve checked the facts, asked the right questions, and tried our best to recognize and eliminate our bias from what what we write. But what if we couldnt? What would the world be like if we had no way of telling what was real and what was made up? What would our lives be like if we didnt know who we were quoting? What would our opinions be if we couldnt trust where we got the facts? Welcome to the Internet. Yes, yes, I know, its not exactly a new invention, but lately it seems that things have ramped up on certain social media sites thats right, Facebook, Im looking at you and we are suffering from a marked lack of accountability and a noticeable decrease in civility. Im tired of the people who use the web as an excuse to be nasty. Im exhausted from the sheer amount of opinion masquerading as fact online. Im over the cowards. Last week I received a letter calling me an overpaid Wop. On the regular, my readers either tell me Im going to hell or give me instructions on how to get there. That doesnt bother me; mostly, I can laugh it off. Plus, Im putting myself out there I cant tell 15,000 readers that I think at least a few of you may be cherry crusted nutbars and not expect some sort of reaction, right? But heres the thing. While newspaper folk columnists doubly so have long received nasty letters, the Internet makes it easier than ever for regular people to bring their A-game of nasty to the rest of the world, whether or not the rest of the world deserves it. Im referring most heartily to the pusillanimous miscreants who are too cowardly to sign their name to their version of the facts, insults and, in some cases libelous statements. I have no respect for these people, much less anything they post online. There are a wealth of pages popping up on Facebook Gulfport Good Girls, Heard in Gulfport, Gulfport Live, Visually Polluted and Blighted Homes of Gulfport and every one of these sites exists, it seems, solely to pick at other people behind a white-livered veil of secrecy. They throw stones at people, post photos of homes and make fun of them, spread rumors and, as far as I can tell, generally act like bullies who never quite graduated eighth grade. Big words from small people, it seems. Theyre quick to insult the community, but who are they? Are they people out there, working for what they believe and trying to effect a change, or are they simply cherrycrusted nutbars, posting from their back room at 3 a.m. in a Wild Turkeyinduced stupor? Before these secret groups accuse me of whining, let me assure you I can take anything you can dish out about me. You are not the great and powerful Oz you think you are; youre little more than a scared little man behind the curtain. You do not matter. Of course, for our readers whose homes have been plastered on or for a member of the community who had seen their name dragged through the mud by some anonymous group, it matters. I dont know why or how these things became acceptable, but somehow it seems that people think if they dont have to show their face or sign their names they can show the ugliness in their soul. The assumed anonymity of the web somehow makes these people think its OK to insult each other. This isnt just about those faceless groups, either: people I know in real life who appear to be decent and kind morph into these hideous cyber-people who act like theyre back at the junior high lunch table. It wouldnt be so bad, I suppose, if people didnt read these exchanges and give them the same weight as they do reported news items from credible sources. By this I mean that I can spend the bulk of my work week researching an article, talking to sources, making sure Ive quoted them accurately and reported the available facts. It gets published in print and online. Some anonymous person can then post on Facebook that President Obama was born in East Germany and is the child of Nazi communists who dont put their trash cans away after the garbage man comes. For far too many people, since both of these things are online, they are both equally true. There is no way to change people. There will always be ugliness in some. People will always lie to make their point and further their agenda. The only power you have the only power is not to read. Remember that a real news source isnt afraid to show itself. A real news source will tell you where it heard what it just said. A real news source doesnt need to hide. That chicken-hearted crap is not real. Its the Internet. Real life is your neighbor, the people you see, the places you visit. No matter what we think we know about what were told online, we dont know it. We dont know whos behind these secret web sites. We dont know who anyone is at all online. We dont know whos talking about the latest rumor heard at OMaddys and whos doing their best to maintain the standards of the fourth estate. Its enough to make Edward R. Murrow weep.

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52 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Fidos Florida Yappy Hour The New Barker Magazine and the TradeWinds Island Grand present Fidos Florida Yappy Hour on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 1-4 p.m. Event is an afternoon featuring the grand Runway pet fashion show, pet-centric exhibits, animal-themed gifts and a book signing. The PawJect Runway fashion show, scheduled for 3 p.m., will pet photo contest. Pet owners can submit photos of their chic canines at pawjectrunway@thenewbarker.com by December 3. All photos will be posted on The New Barker Magazine be selected by a panel of judges. The grand prize winner, which will be announced at the fashion show, will receive a two-night stay at the TradeWinds Island Grand, plus an authentic Mood (just like on the pooch treats from Gone to the Dogs boutique and more. There is no charge to enter. Ginger Warder, author of Fidos Florida travel guide will also be on-hand to personally sign copies of the new book. All proceeds from the books will be donated to PetWorking Animal Shelter, which will be the largest animal shelter in South Pinellas. In addition to its mission to place animals in loving homes, PetWorking will feature a number of unique programs including a oneof-a-kind senior sanctuary and pet hospice. The shelter is scheduled to open in early 2012. Event and parking are free and open to the public. TradeWinds Island Grand Resort Garden Courtyard is located at 5500 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach. Contact Ginger Warder at 727-388-1514 or email pawjectrunway@thenewbarker.com. City of Gulfport Holiday Decorations Contest Gulfport residents, are you ready to get in the holiday spirit and brighten up our City for the holiday season? Then its time to enter the City of Gulfports Holiday Decorations Contest. Stop by the Gulfport Recreation Center or City Hall to pick up an application to enter your home or business. Santa and his Elves will be judging on Monday evening, Dec. 19th. No one knows what time the big red sleigh will travel through the City of Gulfport, but please be ready by 6 p.m. Deadline to enter the contest is noon, Monday, Dec. 19th. There are two theme categories: general and commercial. The general theme is for single/ joint home only and the commercial theme is for single/joint business and professional locations, including home occupations. Winners will be announced in the Dec. 22nd edition of the Gulfport Gabber. Winners will be recognized and presented plaques at the Gulfports City Council meeting (televised) on Tuesday, January 3rd at 7 p.m. Its time to show off your fantastic holiday creation! Call 893-1068 for further information.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 53 Sign up for Sculptural Welding Series at IAC Registration is open for the next Sculptural Welding series at the Industrial Arts Center in Gulfport beginning on Thursday, December 15 at 7 p.m. Sculptural Welding is This beginning course is designed as an introduction to the techniques necessary to explore this medium. Sessions 2 and 3 will be held on Saturday, December 17, 10-2 p.m. and Sunday, December 18, 12-4 p.m. The instructor is Jonathan Schork, of Gulfport and Key West. This beginner class will be exploring basic cold-fabrication techniques in steel to create small-scale sculptural steel ornaments for the home or garden. Students are encouraged to bring scrap steel they would like sculpture. Jeans and boots are preferred (no sandals please). The course is limited to four students, ages 12 to adult, so early registration is suggested. For more information and registration, visit www.IndustrialArtsCenter.org or call 727-289-9365. Carols by CandlelightBy Lion Jim Minder Our Gulfport Lion Club invites you to join us on Friday, December 16 for our Carols by Candlelight from 7-9 p.m. at our Den located at 4630 Tifton Drive S. in Gulfport. We will sing 15 Christmas carols, some religious and some secular, divided each set we are treated to tales about past memorable Christmases. After of my memorable Christmases. After each of the next four sets we ask that you tell us about one of yours. It will be fun so come prepared to share. Norman Xanders, Lions Past District Governor, plays our Christmas carols on his many musical instruments. Many of you who have attended one of our many pancake breakfasts fundraisers have heard Norman before and you know how good he is. For those of you who have never heard Norman Xanders music before, allow me to tell you that you are in for a treat. After our third set, you will be able to enjoy some of our baked goods prepared by our Gulfport Lions Club members. We will have complimentary cookies, cakes, pies and other pastry goodies. We will also serve coffee and punch. We at the Gulfport Lions Club want you to know about our services to help the visually impaired before this need presents itself so that if and when it does, you know that our help is available to you. We look forward to you joining us for our Carols by Candlelight. Call me with any questions at 866-0316. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2012.

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54 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 City of Gulfports 2011 Holiday Decorations Contest Application FormThe thought behind the Holiday Decorations Contest is to brighten up our City during the Holiday Season! Name__________________________________________________________________ Address________________________________________________________________ Phone___________________________ Date_____________________________ I would like to participate in the Holiday Decorations Contest and will abide by the rules of the contest. I DO or DO NOT wish my name and address to be in any publication. Circle one theme: General Commercial Single or Joint Single or Joint The General Theme is for single/joint home only. The Commercial Theme is for single/joint business and professional locations, including home occupations. A plaque will be awarded to one winner of each theme. Only one plaque will be awarded for joint home or business participants. Judging will be on Monday, December 19, 2011. All participants MUST be prepared by 6 p.m. A judging schedule will not be announced. Please return this application to: Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Call 893-1068 for more information. Contest Rules 1. All entrants must be City of Gulfport residents or businesses. 2. Each participant shall select one theme and so indicate above. 3. Businesses are urged to participate. 4. Applications MUST be submitted for participation and received by NOON, Monday, Dec. 19th. Judging will be done after 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19th. The judges route schedule will not be announced. 5. Plaques will be awarded to the winner of each theme. Winners will be announced in the Dec. 22nd edition of the Gabber. Winners will be recognized Jan. 3rd located at 2401 53rd St. S. Concert at Pasadena Community Church Pasadena Community Church invites you and all your friends, family and neighbors to the Community Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 18th at 7 p.m. It will feature the Choir, Camerata, Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet and other guest instrumentalists. With narration by Tracy Alan Hughes, the Christmas Story is told with wonderful new settings of many Christmas favorites including: Sweet Little Jesus Boy, Mary Had a Baby, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Shepherds Pipe Carol, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Do You Hear What I Hear and many others. There is no admission charged, an offering will be taken. The church is located at 227 70th Street S. New Entree Added to Glass Blowing Menu Just in time for holiday gift giving, the Industrial Arts Center has added a new entree to its glass blowing masterpiece menu. Long neck bud vases are now offered at public glass blowing events including twicemonthly Gulfport Art Walks and the monthly Ladies Night. At each event a dozen or more novice glass blowers work hand in hand with experienced IAC instructors to create hot glass objects dart in their choice of colors and blown with their own breath. The instructor completes the dramatic vase by swinging the blowpipe until length. Gulfport Art Walks are held from Saturday evening. The Industrial Arts Center is located at 2902A Beach Boulevard South in the heart of the Gulfport Art Village Courtyard. Visit online at www.IndustrialArtsCenter.org. For information about December events and glass blowing classes, call the Industrial Arts Center at 727-289-9365 or email info@ industrialartscenter.org.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 55 The Gabber Features The Flamingo ResortA few years ago a major gay resort closed down and new one opened just down the street. T he n ew r esort, called t he Flamingo, had a great outdoor bar. I also loved the lights over the pool at night a nd the relaxed atmosphere, but I h ad only visited t he F lamingo's outside b ar, called t he C abana Bar. I liked it but I n ever v entured to t he i nside bars b ecause I assumed they w ere just like the old bars at the other resort. Actually, I assumed m ost of t he F lamingo was a lot like that other resort a nd, quite honestly, while I liked t he p eople I went t here w ith, I didn't care for the condition of the resort itself. The Flamingo is close e nough to w here the other resort used t o be t hat I assumed t hat the Flamingo p erhaps s hared owners. I w as t otally a nd completely w rong: t he F lamingo is t otally not w hat I expected. I spent an a fternoon t here a f ew w eeks ago, and I really e njoyed myself. One of the bartenders, Jake, showed me around the resort a nd I quickly r ealized t hat this is unlike the old resort (with which they are not aff iliated). The i nside bars a s ports bar, t he main b ar, the restaurant, and the Blu Room all have a di ff erent vibe, as do the outside bars t he H urricane, leather a nd C abana bars. The Blu Room is w here t he F lamingo has their S aturday drag show; the dining rooms r attan a nd bamboo decor gives the restaurant an intimate safari-type vibe. The L eather b ar, called the Code B ar, and has a back-alley industrial feel that's pretty m uch perfect for a leather b ar. The space used t o be a laundry room, and theres really nothing more a ppropriate for the Code B ar i t feels a b it like a hardened set from R ent. T he H urricane Bar i s a popular watering hole during t he S unday tea dance, a lthough the ever-popular C abana Bar just b eyond the pool i s always open and attending to a c rowd of all ages a nd orientations ( as i s the rest of the resort). I h adn't thought a bout t he food much, but t he n ew h ead chef, Jared, made s ure I w as w ell fed. Jake a nd I s ampled our way through chicken C ordon Bleu B alls w ith a s picy boom sauce and sweet and spicy Asian c hicken tenders. The tenders w ere a special t he n ight I v isited, but I understand they're thinking of adding the dish to the new menu. Jared is creating new dishes for the menu, like the Fire Island Ta co Salad s erved in a h ard flour t ortilla s hell, although they're keeping old favorites, t oo. One of the things t hey're k eeping is t heir c lassic club sandwich, which comes with c rispy sweet potato fries (or another side) and a more-thangenerous helping of turkey breast. W e finished by sharing a p ound of a mazingly tender prime rib, g arlic m ashed potatoes, and steamed a nd s easoned fresh vegetables. T he k itchen opens Monday through Thursday at 4 p .m., but F riday through Sunday they open at 11 a .m. to s erve brunch. L est you think it's all about food, take a look at t he w eekly specials t hat don't relate to food. Tu esday nights the bar packs out w ith p eople singing karaoke; people show u p in stetson hats a nd c owboy b oots for line dancing on O utlaw Fridays. S aturday a fternoon's Glass Pool P arty i s for the girls, a nd it's actually i n the main d ining room w ith s pecial guest b artenders but m ake sure t o stay for the 11 p.m. Cabaret i n the Blu Room. We dnesday nights from 8 until midnight, you can play free poker for prizes. For $10 on Thursday nights after 9 p.m. you can drink all the wells you can h andle (if you're fussy a bout y our vodka or have a nother f avorite liquor, don't w orry you c an get all-you-can-drink calls for $15). Not a night o wl but s till enjoy a couple of drinks? All the Flamingo bars h ave two-for-one drinks from 1 1 a.m. u ntil 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. O n Sunday the Flamingo continues the tradition of t he ever-popular tea d ance. S undays get busy around three, so get there early for $10 S outhern Comfort bucket or $1.50 draft beer. W e've talked a lot about the food and drink, but the resort includes shops a nd hotel rooms on p ar with a ny t ravel accommodation in t he a rea as t he t hird larg est gay resort in t he c ountry, t he F lamingo gets p lenty of out-of-town traffic, a nd they're a solid c hoice for lodging i f you have holiday c ompany and no extra bed. O f course, i f you find you've e njoyed the bars a b it too much, they're affordable enough to grab a room for the night. T he pool lights up with every color the rainbo w, and even if you're not s taying you can u se it until the bars c lose a t 3 in the morning. T he s hops include a h air salon, a free, ASAP-sponsored HIV testing, jewelry shop, art g allery and a Touch of O z gift shop. Stop by the Flamingo for l unch, a drink with friends, shopping, or to meet new friends.Paid AdvertisementBy Cathy Salustri The Flamingo Resort g 727-321-5000 FlamingoFLA.com Find us on Facebook the Flamingo Resort The Flamingo Resort g727-321-5000FlamingoFLA.com Find us on Facebook the Flamingo ResortThe Flamingo Resort The Name is A ll Thats the Same at the Flamingo

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 57 TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac).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 AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653.B&B ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONSWe Have the Solutions to Your Electrical Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Breakers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-546-7047 EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392.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.HOLIDAY SPECIALS 20% OFFHandyman 35yrs Experience, Multi-Skilled. Small Jobs Okay. Pressure Washing, Light Hauling, Lowest Rates. Free Estimates. Seniors & Veterans Discounts. Call Larry 727327-7177. MR. FIXIT HOME HANDYMAN SERVICENo Job too Big or Small. Reasonable, Reliable, References. Senior Discount. Lawn Services Also. 727-906-6984. LICENSED HANDYMAN-Strong, Reliable. Available Small Movesn Pick-ups (interior/ exterior) Trash Removal n More. Car Wash, Simonize, Detail 727-565-8717 Say What you Want to Pay. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. Heat/Air Conditioning Computer Service Handy Person Heat/Air Conditioning PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.

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58 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357. RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Window Screens, Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurricane Windows/Screens, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-4300. RX11066857. A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Specialists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996.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. Lawn/Landscape TREE REMOVALBig or Small. Trimming, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Hauling. Licensed. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. BW LAWN SERVICEDid Growing Season Leave Your Property Out of Control? Call BW Lawn Care Now and Get it Cleaned-up Today! 727-709-9222. Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement Home Improvement PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 59 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. EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312. DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting 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 LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. 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. CUSTOM FRAME SHOP-and Gallery in South Pasadena. 32yrs. Same Location. Owner Retiring. Beautiful Setting. $40K No Negotiating! Jack. 727-344-2202. Help Wanted TEAM LEADERS NEEDED-With Leadership Skills and Lots of Incentives. Clean Drivers License, Excellent Rate of Pay. 727-363-1074. WAITRESS FT/PTApply Within, Nicks Family Restaurant. 5701 Central Ave., St. Pete. BECOME A FOREVER YOUNG-Charity Dancer and Calender Boy. Call 727-360-4406. CLEANING PEOPLE-Needed for HouseCleaning Company, P/T Days. 1yr. Experience, Good Pay. Must have Transportation. Call 727-743-0701. Moving/Hauling Business Opportunity Lawn/Landscape SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Plumbing

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60 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 WAYCOOL CONSIGNS XMAS GIFTSAntiques & Collectables. We Upholster & Repair Furniture, Gobbs of Porcelain Miniatures & Antique Baby Furniture. 6820 46th Ave. N. 727-459-6937. Automotive 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. 1996 LINCOLN TOWNCAR-New Tires, Brakes, Leather Interior, Ice Cold Air, Comfortable Ride. $1595. Call Annie at 727-7437355.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 Cycles/Scooters Furniture/Appliances FACIAL & MASSAGE BEDAlso Five Dioptor Magnifying Lamp w/castors. $250/Both. 727686-3074. General 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. TWO 15 DRIVE SERIES-Crunch Subwoofers. Asking $170. 727-709-2774. COACHMAN POP-UP CAMPER-05, Clean, Sleeps 4pp. $3500. 727-343-9309. BAR-B-Q GRILLS-Gas w/shelves, includes full tank, $50. Webber round charcoal w/lid. $35 Both excellent condition. Near Gulfport. 727-432-0523 GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTED5 Folding, Extra Decorations, Household & Decorative Items. $25. 727-688-3149.LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297. 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. 2009 OLD TOWN TANDEM-Kayak with Carlise Paddles and Cover. Sunburst Color, like New. $700. 727-384-4907. Health & Fitness NEW DELUXE FOLDING WHEELCHAIR$100. Deluxe Height Extension Folding Walker w/Seat, $50. Toilet Extension Seat w/Arms. $15. 727-688-3149. Marine 16K BOAT LIFTS BLIND PASS MARINAFast Gulf Access, Trailer Storage, Live-Aboard Wet Slips Available. Boat/Jet Ski Rentals Call 360-4281. WET SLIPS AVAILABLE-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. 4 Slips Left. 727-641-6465. 19 FOOT ODAYMariner. (1970) Sailboat. 2 window cabin, good sails, newer trailer. $1050. As is. 727-319-4752 or 727-867-8111. Wanted LOCAL COLLECTOR WILL PAY CASH-for Your Gun Collection. Also Looking for Martin & Gibson Guitars. Prompt, Discreet Senior will Drive to You to Purchase. 727-804-2381. ALWAYS BUYING COINSSilver Jewelry/Silver items or broken Gold/Silver items, Small Collectibles. 15 year Trusted Gabber Advertiser. John Sutorius 727-667-4598. COLLECTIBLES & THRIFTSElectronics, Baby, Gifts & More! Now Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9:30-4:30. 5226 Gulfport Blvd. S. FLEA MARKET 5501 27TH AVE. S.-(Senior Center) Friday, December 2, 9am-Noon. 4534 21ST AVE. S.-Saturday 9-5pm. Computer w/printer $75, large ofce printer HP w/cartridges. Womens, teen girls, little girls, young mens and little boys clothes and shoes. Jeans, pants, dresses, shorts. Purses, lamps, deep freezer, blankets, sheet sets, etc. TI graphic calculator. 4100 50TH ST. N.-Sat. & Sun. 8am.-? Good Stuff! COME AND SEE!-You might nd what you need! Furniture, Christmas items, baby items, Surfboard & lots more! Saturday, 3762 18th Ave. N. SATURDAY 8:30-1:30-2501 56th St. S. (corner of 25th Ave.) Bric-a-Brac, Collectibles, Clothing, Costume Jewelry, Books. CLEARANCEMost Items 50%-75% Off. $1 Bargain Rack. Eileens Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Open Tue-Sat10-3p.m. FRIDAY & SAT.-5401 12th Ave. So. Professional foosball table, commercial lawn mower, assorted clothing, household items, toys & tools. FRIDAY & SATURDAY8:30am-3:30pm. 5925 4th Ave. So. 2 Family Sale. Lots of Good Stuff! SHOP AND TASTE!Sunday, December 4th. 10a.m. Variety of items and Food! 1767 40th St. S. RUMMAGE SALE-at Beth Sholom. Thur 12/8, Fri. 12/9 & Sun. 12/11 1844 54th St. S., Gulfport, 8am. There will be no sale Sat the Jewish Sabbath. Everything from clothing, collectibles, toys, books, furniture, housewares, tools, art work, decorative items and more! CARPORT/HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE SALETown Shores Ivanhoe Bldg. Sat. 12/3, 9a.m.1p.m. Holiday Items, Household Furnishings, Special Rafes Too. Dont Miss This One! Coffee, Donuts, Bake Sale, Hot Dogs & Soda. Come for Breakfast, Stay for Lunch. TOWN SHORES GROTON-5940 30th Ave. S. Sat. Dec. 3rd 8am. SATURDAY ONLY8-Noon. 2626 57th St. S. Collectibles, Costume jewelry, books, Lots of Misc!. VERY reasonable. 2707 54ST S.-Friday and Saturday, 8-2p.m. Glassware, dolls, clothes, furniture, misc. Antiques General Yard/Garage Sale

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 61 Real Estate for Rent GULFPORT 4BR/1.5BA-Open rooms, Huge Storage room. $900/Mo. Also 3BR/1BA near Bartlett Park $750/Mo. CHA. WALTON REALTY 727-458-3613. 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. PRIVATE GARDEN STUDIO-Microwave Cooking. All Utilities Including Cable/Internet. Semi Furnished/Unfurnished, Bus, Single Only. No Pets/Smoking. $550/Mo. 9th Ave./49th St. 727-321-6531. PASADENA3br/1-1/2 Ba. $920/mo., Water included. 2BR/1Ba., Inside utility, $750/ mo. 1BR, Water included $600/mo. St. Pete Beach, Efciency $585/mo. 727-345-7036 GULFPORT TOWNHOUSE-in Beach/Art District. Corner unit. Perfect for Professional or Senior. Large 1BR with orida room. Covered Carport, Walk out to Garden. $699Mo. 727323-3028. ST. PETE, 4TH ST. & 62ND AVE.-1BR/1BA, Completely Renovated, Laminate Flooring, New Bath, Freshly Painted, W/Parking, Pool, New Appliances, Asking $700/Mo. +Hydro P/ Mo. Available Dec. or Jan. Pls Reply to lrisi@trebnet.com VERY SPACIOUS-1BR/1BA Apt. $575/Mo. C/H/A, W/S/G, Laundry. Seniors Welcome. Small Quiet Complex Centrally Located. Non Smoking. Private Parking 727-360-4054. 5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.-2BR/1BA. $625/ Mo., plus $625/Security. Parking. 727-7100776. 5159 6TH AVE. S.3BR/1.5BA, C/H/A, New Kitchen w/built-in micro & dishwasher. $845/ Mo & Security. Clean! 813-404-9202. FUTURE HOME REALTY. BEAUTIFUL TOWN SHORES55+, 1BR/1BA, Florida Room, Pool, 6th Floor. Annual $650/ Mo. Includes Cable, Hot Water, Gas (Cooking). Call 727-345-0993. CHATEAU TOWER MANY UNITSFor Sale and Rent. Fabulous and very secured community in South Pasadena. Call Shirley Madden, LAND OF LIBERTE REALTY for Info. 727492-7643. 1BR/1BA DUPLEXwith New Paint & Carpet. Private Front Porch, Large Backyard. 4942 14th Ave. So. $600/Mo. No Dogs. 708-7058427. 4554 25TH AVE. S.2BR/1BA/1CG, Lovely Home w/New Paint & Carpet. $850/Mo. plus Deposit. Call 239-218-3177 or 239-898-9494. RENT TO OWN MOBILE HOME-55+. 2BR/1.5BA, Corner Lot with Large Porch. $400/Mo. plus Purchase Option. St. Petersburg 727-744-3500. 7411 41ST AVE N. -2BR/1BA house. Wood oors, CHA, large fenced yard. Nice. First, last & security.$875/mo. 727-347-4400. 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. 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. KAYAKING ANYONE?-Access to Clam Bayou Nature Park. Gated Community on 40 Lush Acres. Beautiful 2BR/2BA +Den Condo. 1400sqft. Garage, Large Swimming Pool. $950/Mo. 727-360-7190. 2BR/1BA HOUSE58th St. & 3rd Ave. N. Appliances Included. C/H/A, Fenced Yard. $850 deposit, $850/Mo. 727-641-6773. LAYLOW BUNGALOWS-Gulfport. 2/1s from $695/mo & 1/1s from $595/mo. Pets Ok. 727742-5140. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Handyman, Secretary, Housekeeper. Possible live-ins. 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 GULFPORT DUPLEX-Large 1BR Overlooking Park. CHA, No Pets, Prefer Non-smoker, $650/Mo. includes WSG. $650 Security. 727322-0191. Lv. msg. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. REDINGTON BEACH RARE FINDParadise can be yours with this 2/1 home for rent Only $2000, newer kitchen, replace, patio. Call Cindi Theodoros, LAND OF LIBERTE REATLY for info. 727-366-6199. 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. STUDIO APT. GULFPORT-(15th Ave. S. & 54th St.), partially furn., private entrance/patio. Newer, nice. Electric/water included. $560/mo. +sec. deposit. 727-388-9555. Furnished Rentals GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-Furnished 1br/1ba, mini kitchen. Utilities included. Close to shops, beach & bus. $500/Mo. plus Security. Gentlemen Preferred. 727-345-1869. GULFRONT ST. PETE BEACHLido Condo. Large 2 or 3BR, 2Ba. Balcony, Heated pool, Seasonal rental, 90 day min. Starts at $3000/ mo plus. Ralstons Realty 727-367-6702 STUDIO APT. FOR RENT-$600/Mo. Includeds Utilities. Completely Remodeled. Nice Neighborhood near Stetson. 1st/last & Security. 727-415-2992 or 727-424-9269. 1BR -Mobile Home $450/Mo. Looking for Good Tenants. 727-410-6599. Accommodations to Share UPSTAIRS LARGE BDRS Furnished. Share Kitchen & Bath, Close to Bus & Shopping. Backyard use. 727-434-2161. HOME TO SHARE-Furnished, Cable, Concrete Parking, Washer/Dryer, Fenced Property, Utilities Included. No Smoking, Security Deposit, $110/Wk. Neat & Clean. 727-323-1039. Real Estate Wanted 1BR FURNISHEDNear Beach, Library. Last 2 weeks February. Could lead to long term next year. Call 413-739-7034. Happy Talk GULFPORT ARTS DISTRICT2BR/1BA +Fl. Room. Lovely Large 2nd oor Apt. in Quiet Duplex. W/D Hook-up Available Now. $795/ Mo. 727-289-3826. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent

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62 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale MOBILE HOME FOR SALE55+. 2BR/1.5BA Corner Lot with Large Porch. New Floors. Central Air. $7000. 66th St. N. St. Petersburg. 727-744-3500. MOBILE HOME 12X40-1/1 w/Florida Room, 55+ Park, 1375 Pasadena Ave. S. Lot 113. furnished, Open Fri. & Sat. 8am-? $6500. 727498-8308 or 218-780-0159. theG a b b e r Since 1968Custom advertising for any budget.

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No. 2234 December 1 December 7, 2011 Beach Legal Costs Top $56,000 for October By Cathy Salustri According to city records, St. Pete Beach paid Bryant Miller Olive over $55,000 in legal fees for work performed in October. Among other items, Bryant Miller Olive billed for the following work and reimbursements: $6,585 for city legal fees (a $5,000 retainer plus expenses) $20,000 for the Jim Anderson lawsuit $18,457 for legal fees associated with Bruce Kadouras lawsuits $4,921 for legal fees associated See Legal fees, page 10An Alternative to the Mall Judy Scott tries her hand at making a home-made luminary at Saturdays Alternative Holiday Market. The market offered an alternative to mall or cyber shopping as well as kids activities, food vendors, and a rafe. The city of Gulfport co-hosted the event with Peaceful Plate and First Florida Frontiers. Beach Over BudgetST. PETE BEACH The commission voted to approve an additional $143,000 for this years budget. According to come from three sources. $38,000 of the fees are associated with the city bringing in more money than it budgeted. The three sources of the budget overages are as follows: *Higher than expected legal fees, which were $105,000 higher than budgeted. The city will transfer money from its reserves to pay these fees. See Budget, page 9More About Proposed Trafc Changes on St. Pete BeachST. PETE BEACH If you want to know more about the downtown, youll have your chance at one of two upcoming public workshops. The city commission voted unanimously Tuesday (November 22) night to pay its contractor, George F. Young, an additional $25,000 to provide citizens and the commission See Trafc, page 7Candidates Gear Up For Beach RaceBy Cathy Salustri When the qualifying period St. Pete Beach residents had thrown their hats in the ring to compete for two seats on the city commission. District One, currently represented by Al Halpern, has three contenders commissioner Halpern, Lorraine Huhn and Deborah Edney. Mr. Halpern is a Viet Nam veteran and a retired engineer from Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin). The state of Florida lists Ms. Huhn as the registered agent, president and director for Save Our Little Village, Inc., the group that endorsed the citys comprehensive plan. This group was co-named as a defendant (alongside the city) in several lawsuits. The third candidate, See Candidates, page 11

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 3 Christmas Potluck Dinner The Gulfport Historical Society will hold its annual potluck dinner on Thursday, December 15th at 6 p.m. at the Historical Museum, 5301 28th Avenue S. The Society will furnish ham and soft drinks. Members and guests are requested to bring two items of non-perishable food for donation to the Senior Citizens Center food bank. News from the Gulfport Historical Society

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4 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Planning and Zoning ChangesST. PETE BEACH Commissioners approved changes to the comprehensive plan. Heres the bare minimum you need to know about the ordinance changes: *Ordinance 2010-21 rezones the character districts to keep them consistent with the comprehensive plan. Additionally, it amends the land development code to establish zoning standards for eight of the 11 districts (Town Center-2 Coquina West and Corey Circle were merged into one district). Most of the standards were copied and pasted from the comprehensive plan, Senior Planner Catherine Hartley explains, such as height, density, intensity, and impervious surface ratios. Some setbacks were established in the plan and carried over but most were established in this ordinance. *Ordinance 2011-32 repeals and re-adopts the zoning standards for the Large Resort and Town Center-1 districts. I streamlined the language a bit, Hartley explained but the changes did not change the basic development standards. *Ordinance 2011-21 establishes minimum standards for applying for variances and conditional use permits. We have had problems in the past with applicants not supplying enough information for staff to evaluate the application or for the board or commission to make a decision. This change will put the burden on the applicant to fully describe what they are applying for and make their case with supporting materials such as a survey, a site plan, photos, and elevations, Hartley said.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.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 7 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 19th between the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., so its important that we hear from 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. Trafc, from front pagemore information about the one way couplets proposed near Corey. This was not a vote to proceed with the plan; it was, as commissioner Marvin Shavlan pointed out, a way for both the commission, beach businesses and residents to learn more. The additional $25,000 will pay for the contractor, George F. Young, Inc., to attend the two public meetings about the proposals, aerial plans of how the affected area will look, and large-scale plans for the couplets. will enter the beach on the Corey Causeway and become split into will travel south on Gulf to 73rd; northbound cars traveling the same stretch of beach will do so on Blind will eliminate the dogleg weave on 75th. The plan includes diagonal street parking that is self-contained, back onto the Gulf Boulevard. It also includes a slower speed limit on the affected parts of Gulf Boulevard as well as reducing the number of lanes. will not change. Cars will still come on to the beach via Corey and leave the same way. The city commission did not set a date for the two workshops. Watch the Gabber for more information.

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8 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Annual Corey Holiday Craft Festival The St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival returns for its 17th anniversary on December 3-4 from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. held on Corey Avenue, St Pete Beach. Folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, just to name a few, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products will be displayed and available for sale at very affordable prices. The Corey Area Business Association hosts this years event, as well as three other Howard Alan shows throughout the year. In order to ensure a great event with quality affordable original crafts, the local and national crafters have been hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, producers of the top outdoor craft festivals in the country. All of the crafters will be at the festival groups founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Corey Avenue has hosted these shows for all most 20 years. Corey merchants and restaurants will be open during show hours offering their hospitality and providing a relaxing place to shop and dine during both days of the show. The Corey Fresh Market will not run the Sunday of the Holiday Craft Show but will return the following week, Sunday 9 a.m. 2 p.m. The Craft Show takes place on Corey Avenue, downtown St Pete Beach, between Boca Ciega Dr and Gulf Blvd. There is plenty of free parking in the general area. Visit www.artfestival. com or www.coreyave.com or call 727498-8778. Holiday Break Camps in St. Pete BeachST. PETE BEACH The kids are out of school for the holidays but you have to work. Not sure what to do? Sign the kids up for St. Pete Beachs Holiday Camps. There are two different camp sessions open to kids in grades 1st through 5th. Session I runs from Monday, December 19th to Friday, December 23rd and Session II runs from Tuesday, December 27th to Friday, December 30th. Camp runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily except for Friday the 23rd when camp ends at 12:30 p.m. Children will participate in gym games, arts and crafts, park play and enrolled on Wednesday, December 21st will attend our very special Breakfast with Santa event at no extra charge. Cost for the camp is $100/week or $30/day for St. Pete Beach residents, $150/week or $50/ day for non-residents. Enrollment is limited so call them at 363-9245 or drop by the Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, to reserve your childs spot.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 9 Budget, from front page premium tax was $28,000 higher than the amount budgeted. This is a pass through revenue, which means the city has to transfer the revenue *Credit card processing fees for parking paystations were higher than budgeted. More people used the paystations than the city anticipated, Edmunds says. This means that the city made more money than it anticipated but it also had to pay an additional $10,000 in fees.The Debby Bacon Holiday Dream Show International Concert Pianist and multi-instrumental entertainer 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. her charismatic personality making her one of the most enjoyable, busiest and well-liked 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 & Greet with Ms. Bacon at 6 p.m. in the Theater lobby. For more information call the Senior Center at 727-893-2237 or check online at www.gulfportseniorfoundation.org.

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10 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 A Community Thanksgiving After making sure over 160 dinner guests had enough to eat, Gulfport Senior Center board members and volunteers Joan Barry and Bill Distel hunker down with a turkey at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Centers turkey dinner Tuesday afternoon. The Brentwood Senior Community prepared enough food for 200 people for the annual event, which sells out every year, according to Senior Center Supervisor Sue Frank. Volunteers served the dinner, which Brentwood marketing director Marsha Wool said Brentwood provided to their extended family. Were part of the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation, and were like family because were only three blocks down the street, she said. Ms. Barry and Mr. Distel both serve as Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation board members; Mr. Distel said Tuesdays dinner was practice for Thursday dinner at his house, where Foundation president Sarah Peel planned to cook for 20 guests. Anyone who wants to come, is welcome at his home, Distel said last Tuesday. Legal Fees, from front pagewith Bill Pyles lawsuits $4,551 for the Coconut Inn lawsuit $738 for Ron Holehouse case $192 for Bryant Miller Olive to intervene in a Yankeetown lawsuit $49 for the Chmielewski lawsuit These fees included billable hours, travel to and from St. Pete Beach, Miller Olive is based in north Florida. 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.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 11 Candidates, from front pageDeborah Edney, shows up regularly at commission meetings. Two people will compete for District Three incumbent commissioner Marvin Shavlan will run against Brooke Anderson. Mr. Shavlan co-owns Bond Diamonds. Ms. Andersons husband, Jim, is currently suing the city over comprehensive-plan related issues. Voters in both those districts will choose their representative on January 31. The Gabber will provide more coverage on the candidates and the issues in the weeks to come. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. 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. at Gulfport Lions Center, 4630 Tifton 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. Players to Hold Membership Meeting The Gulfport Community Players will be holding a Membership Meeting on Friday, December 2nd at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Players Back Door Theater, located at 1619 49th St. S. in Gulfport. All members are invited to attend, as well as non-members the Gulfport Community Players. little about their next production, The Curious Savage. It will be opening at the Hickman Theater on Jan. 5th, 2012. Visit: http://www. gulfportcommunityplayers.org

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12 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Garden Club of St. Petersburg The Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 500 Sunset Drive S., St. Petersburg will present a crafts program on Monday, December 5th at 10 a.m. The program is to create a winter coat lapel pin of velvet leaves and yarn. Cost is $3.50 for GCSP members and $4 for guests. Tree Lighting at Carter G. Woodson Museum The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum will host its annual Tree Lighting celebration in their Legacy Garden, 2240 Ninth Ave. S. in St. Petersburg, on Sunday, December 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Carols will be performed by local artists and jolly old St. Nick will be on hand to provide special treats for tots. The museum will glisten with the adornment of Christmas trees and lights to include a spectacular collection of Black Santas and Angels. The gallery has been magically transformed by St. Petersburgs own Celeste Davis. Celeste attained her MFA degree from George Washington University and has dedicated her time and talents to enhancing the museums decor for the holidays. Free and open to the public. For additional information please call 727-323-1104. Sea La Bration at Historical Museum Volunteer elves have been very busy this year at the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum preparing a SEAsonal lighting display that museum. Come by at 5 p.m. for the 4th, or any evening throughout the holiday season. This will be a pot luck dinner for $5. Turkey and ham will be served. Bring a dish to share. BYOB. The museum is located at 115 10th Avenue, Passa-Grille, St. Pete Beach. Visit www. gulfbeachesmuseum.com. Santa is Coming to Newton Avenue The neighbors of the 5600 Block of Newton Avenue are having their Annual Christmas Walk & Bake Sale. Enjoy the decorations that include scenes from some of your favorite Christmas classic movies, visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, enjoy goodies from the Bake Sale, and make free, fun, kids crafts from 7-8:30 p.m. on December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, & 23rd. They are collecting new and used toys and books for the Christmas Toy Workshop of St. Pete. Call 727-798-2901 or 727-557-6349.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 13 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. Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members and guests will be attending the Sunshine City Councils Annual Christmas Brunch on Saturday, December 3 at the Bilmar Resort on Treasure Island. Members have been requested to bring a non-perishable item for the St. Giles Food Pantry. This is always a wonderful way to begin the Christmas holidays. LETs executive board will meet on Tuesday, December 6 at the Hangar Restaurant for their holiday meeting at 6:30 p.m. They will have a gift exchange and celebrate the holiday season. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849. Christmas Open House at Sophies Attic Stop by Sophies Attic Thrift Store for all your Christmas decorations and gifts at low thrift store prices. Sophies wants to thank everyone on Saturday with free gift wrapping and a free ornament. Sophies is always accepting donations which may be dropped off noon at 2728 53rd Street S. or the Thrift Store Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, or call the church at 321-3620 for pick up at your convenience. Sophies Attic is a mission outreach of the First United Methodist Church of Gulfport. Support the PTA Yard Sale The PTA at Azalea Middle School will hold a fundraising yard sale on Saturday, December 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Azalea Middle School parking lot (7855 22nd Avenue N.). cultural arts, class room supplies, educational materials, programs, rewards and more.

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14 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Excerpts heard at the November 29, 2011St. Pete Beach City Commission MeetingPublic Comment & Council Quotes my business. Mark Asperson, who expressed concerns that re-routing The bottom line, all of us want to have more information. Commissioner Marvin Shavlan, who assured Mr. Asperson that the commission wanted to gather more information before it made a decision. If I had an iPad, I wouldnt be juggling all these books. Senior Planner Catherine Hartley, when looking through large binders to answer a commission question. Many commission members use iPads during the meeting. I just walk out if youre getting into something... Mayor Steve McFarlin, in response to a Sunshine law question from commissioner Shavlan about an event they might both attend. I never shopped much on Corey, but... I have found you can do Christmas shopping down there. They have some beautiful stores. I assumed it was tourist stuff. Mayor Steve McFarlin No Meeting on December 27ST. PETE BEACH The city commission will not have a meeting on December 27. Holiday Gift Wrapping to Help Animal Shelter Get an early start on holiday gift wrapping this Sunday, December 4 at Sears Family & Friends Night. Save Our Strays volunteers will be on hand from 5-9 p.m. to decorate presents for donations. The groups creative wrappers will be set up inside Sears near the stores escalators at Tyrone Mall in St. Petersburg. Monies raised animal shelter. Stetson Wins Regional Round in CompetitionGULFPORTStetson University College of Law won the regional round of the New York City Bars 62nd Annual National Moot Court Competition in Atlanta on November 19. Stetson also won the best brief award in the competition. The team of Ryan Leuthauser, Julia Richmond, and Scott Stevenson will advance to the national rounds in January in New York. Stetson Law professors Michael Allen and Louis Virelli coached the team. The competition is hosted by the New York City Bar Committee on Young Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 15 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. Call Bev at 381-2122 or Carol at 345-2303 for reservations. The December Bunko will be held in the clubhouse lounge on Friday, December 16. If you would like to come at 12 noon and bring a sandwich they can enjoy lunch together. Drinks will be provided. Rummage Sale at Beth Shalom Congregation Beth Shalom will hold a rummage sale on Thursday, December 8th, Friday, December 9th and Sunday, December 11th beginning at 8 a.m. Everything from clothing, collectibles, toys, books, furniture, housewares, tools, art work, decorative items and more. They are located at 1844 54th Street S. in Gulfport. Boca Ciega Yacht Club to Hold Lighted Parade Boca Ciega Yacht Club, a not family memberships, is holding its 26th Annual Lighted Christmas 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 approximately 6 p.m. It will then 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 board posted at the club, 4600 Tifton 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.

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16 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 2nd Annual Northwest Baseball Camp The 2nd Annual Northwest Baseball Camp will be held from December 19th through the 23rd at Northwest Park, 5801 22nd Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Come be a part of a great week of fun and learning while working with pro players and camp directors Wally Backman, Jr. and David Espinosa. Also on hand will be Guillermo Martinez and the Figueroa brothers along with some very special guests during the week. The camp will start each day at 8:30 a.m. and run till 4 p.m. Players may be dropped off starting at 7:30 a.m. and picked up by 5 p.m. Lunch along with sports drinks and water will be provided each day. This is a camp for ages 10 through 18 years and all skill levels. Players will be put in groups to work on offs, stealing, hitting the cut offs, and the proper and most effective way to perform these skills for each player. They also will work and explain the proper ways to stretch and warm-up to best avoid injury. Students will learn areas of the game that most camps do not work on along with sportsmanship, and the proper way to play the game to best use the talents they have for the game to become a better player and teammate. They will also be working with each player one-on-one at times and if parents would like to come to the camp and watch or talk with the camp instructors they will be glad to do this for you and let you know how your player is doing along with the strong skills or what might need to be worked on in the future to be the best player they can be. They would like to have the parents attend the camp on Friday afternoon starting at 2:30 as they will be giving out awards for the week along with some special surprises that they will want to be a part of. The cost of the camp is $175 688-3925 to sign up. Payment arrangements can also be made so call early as this is a camp you will not want to miss.

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18 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 This Weeks Solution Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club The Christmas luncheon will be held on December 8th at 12 noon at Boulevard S. in Gulfport. Members can choose from three items from a special menu so there is no need to pay in advance; however, please let Joyce McMahon at 321-9029 know by December 5th if you are planning to attend so the restaurant can prepare the tables. This is also the time to remember residents at the Boca Ciega Center. Please bring your gift-wrapped presents to the luncheon marked for a gentleman or lady. Gifts may include lotion, small stuffed animals, stationery, stamps, slippers, socks, candy, t-shirts, deodorant, liquid bath soap, large print books, games, etc. 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 Club and sent to Barbara Dye, 2613 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707 by December 8th. The bus will leave from the Senior Center at 9 a.m. Please park in the library parking lot.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 19 The Gabs Why do you volunteer?Shirley Calamari, Event Volunteer: I volunteer because its fun. Usually I do the events. Pauline Murphy, Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Volunteer: Its a nice feeling to be able to help. Its a wonderful opportunity to make new friends as well as keep active.Joan Barry, Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Volunteer: I just love to see the expressions on peoples faces, especially at the Senior Center. Lorraine Del Bene, Reassurance Program and Bingo Volunteer: Its a very good feeling you get. When you give to others, youre giving back. I cant describe it. It makes you feel like youve done something. With Reassurance, its like a family. You feel good about it.

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20 Gabber December 1 December 7, 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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22 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 The Treasure Island Art Guild will accept paintings for its December show on Thursday, December 1 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the The Treasure Island City Hall, 120 108th Avenue. Members may enter up to two paintings. If you are not a member, you are invited to become one and enter the show. A reception for the winners and potluck Christmas party will be on Saturday, December 10 at 12 noon at the same place. They will be selling cards hand painted by their artists to help support their scholarship fund. For more information call Fred at 360-8390. CTK Needs Jeans, Shoes Can You Help? Clothes To Kids (CTK) will provide more than a thousand wardrobes to lowincome, school age children during the holiday season, free of charge. Cooler weather means children are grabbing long pants, jackets, and sneakers. CTK has immediate need for donations of little boy and girl jeans tops and jeans (Sizes 6-16) and shoes (Sizes 3-6) and little boy jackets (Size M/L). Cash donations always welcome to purchase other needed clothing items. Donations accepted M-F, 9-5, at 3251 3rd Ave N, Ste. 145, St. Petersburg or 1059 N. Hercules Ave, Clearwater, or call 727-441-5050. organization that provides school clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. For more information, 727441-5050 or visitwww.clothestokids. org.

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24 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Toters is a 3-1/2 year old male Poodle-Schnauzer mix. He is a very smart boy that likes to play with toys and is eager to learn. Toters does well with other dogs his size and especially enjoys the company of women. He likes to be their center of attention. Toters would do best in an active home without small children. To meet the cute canine Toters, visit him today at Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street S., St. Petersburg, 727-328-7738 or www. petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter Monkey, a Save Our Strays cat, won Best Household Pet Kitten award at the recent The International Cat Association (TICA) show. As you might imagine, this gorgeous tuxedo cat, 8 months old, is a real show cat with a great personality. Were guessing that some lucky person will be giving him a forever home very soon! It could be you! For more information about Monkey, please call 727-481-5262 for details or email us at sos@saveourstraysinc.com. Save Our Strays Holiday Luncheon for West Virginia State Club Christmas has arrived at the West Virginia State Club and all Mountaineers, either living or visiting in St. Pete, are encouraged to attend the festive luncheon on Monday, December 5 at the Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34th Street N. in St. Pete. The Dutch Treat luncheon begins 11:15 a.m. with the holiday program starting about noon. John Cronin, from Wheeling, will begin his term as president with a program of many surprises, gifts and lots Christmas music. The tables will be decorated, the gifts wrapped, all just waiting for West Virginians to join their friends in St. Pete for a great luncheon party. This is a come as you are affair. Call John Cronin at 727-541-4201.

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26 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 By Holiday Mathis Mercury moving retrograde in Sagittarius will square off with Mars at the start of the week, sparking intense and possibly regrettable exchanges. Venus in Capricorn will try to grease the wheels on Monday, and it may be enough to restore the peace. The full moon of the total lunar eclipse in communicative Gemini at the end of the week will bring one more opportunity to talk -or hug -it out. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). What you do is never as important as how you do it. The spirit you bring to your activities will speak volumes about who you are and how you see life now. Your beliefs will be apparent to anyone willing to study you in detail as you carry out the most mundane tasks, such as shopping for groceries CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Youll strike a chord that few are able to effectively carry off. Youll manage to be simultaneously honest and kind. The way you deliver the truth makes people open up to you. Youll be asked to lead a small group this week, and more followers will be added next week after youve done a stellar job. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Youll have a greater ability to stretch yourself into the world of another person. Youll understand your loved ones better this week, and this understanding will make you you as an absurd idea will now seem to have a solid place in a certain line of logic. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Youll get people talking, partly because youll be doing the kind of novel and interesting activities that lead to questions from the outside world, but mostly because you ask some pretty astute questions yourself. Your curiosity will open new parts of the world to you. ARIES (March 21-April 19). It will be a challenge to stay open to the possibilities. It is all too easy to resist the ideas that dont come from you how the world is or should be. But one such idea will be your key to accomplishing something meaningful in the next six weeks and entering a new stage of life. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your impossibly high standards were forged in the hours of practice and talent. Now you expect the same level of commitment from others. And you just might get what youre looking for this week. When this happens, realize and celebrate the rarity of the occasion. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your tendency to mind your own business will come in handy. What people think of you falls under the category of none of your business, as well. Furthermore, anyone intent problems that have nothing to do with you. Youll stay on track with your own interests and prevail. CANCER (June 22-July 22). As a rule, you are an extremely tolerant, patient person, though this week you may decide that too much tolerance is hindering a persons growth -maybe your own. By Thursday, youll likely feel ready to put your foot down, to lay out new rules or to simply move on from a stagnant situation. Enough is enough. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You see it when people pretend at happiness. You notice the tiny breaks in voices that give away the emotion underneath. You see the behavioral patterns and tendencies that go unnoticed by the people enacting them. You will use this ability for good this week, giving caring tenderness to the ones who sorely need it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You know that change is possible. You have a different and unpopular view of what can be changed and what cant. You institutions, beliefs and structures. You understand how temporary states can seem permanent to the untrained eye, but there is always a way. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your mind will go to great lengths to lead you away from the suffering of your past. But sometimes its better to remember. The pain will lessen each time you do. Touching the raw emotion will release it, little by little, until it has no charge left. This week, youll bravely be willing to go back in the name of moving forward. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Before that you actually could be getting what you want. Youll be faced with the kind of challenging situation that inspires you to play the what if game. Try to play this game in a positive way. For instance, instead of asking What if I fail? ask What if I succeed? This Weeks Birthdays : 2012 shows you using your talents and intuitive abilities to make others happy. That might not be your aim; youll likely be too busy experimenting with ways to make yourself happy. But because youll have so much fun, youll lift the spirits of those around you. January brings people who are eager to put your vision in motion. Loving exchanges happen in March. The purchase of joint property will be lucky. Your mind will be open and absorbent in the spring. Music at Gulfport Beach PavilionMonday, 1-3:00 p.m. Karaoke by The Toonsters, J & Lolita Tuesday, 1-2:30 p.m. Entertainment by Bongo Bob & Suzanne Wednesday, 1-3:00 p.m. Karaoke by Arlene & Len The Melody TunesThursday, 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. Music for listening & dancing by Rich or by Overdue Bill Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment for dancing by Woody & his accordian Weather permitting

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 27 Foreclosed Python When the bank foreclosed on a Bradenton home four years ago, bank representatives found something waiting inside for them an abandoned, young Burmese python. They wasted no time calling Justin Matthews of Matthews Wildlife Rescue in Manatee county. Matthews took in the snake now quite larger and now takes her with him when he gives presentations about wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. This Sunday he brought his lengthy friend to the Sunday market on Corey Avenue, where Skaneateles, New York snowbird Chris Bailet volunteered to hold her. Ive always been fascinated with snakes, she said since my brother brought home a garter snake. Its a Wonderful Life Arrives! The Gulfport Community Players, in cooperation with the West Coast Players, will present Joe Landrys Its a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, at the Players Back Door Theater on Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th. Curtain time will be 8 p.m. and tickets are just $10 each, available only at the door just before curtain. The Back Door Theater is located in Gulfport at 1619 49th St. S. Parking is plentiful and free. This classic play is being directed by David Smith and is presented in the form of a live radio show, circa 1946. The play comes complete with Applause sign that invites audience participation. For those of you who remember radio dramas (before TV), fun! The cast includes a few actors that you may remember from plays that the Players performed in past years: Mike Bruno, Jason Freeman, Bill Harber, Rita Kitemplon, Alan Mohney, Rhiannon Mooney, Samantha Parisi, Ron Rotondo, and Rosalyn Savel.

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28 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 City Sponsored Activitiesin the CommunityRecreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 Crafts Club for All Ages: Saturday, December 10, 2:00-3:00 pm. Pat helps you make DIY Christmas ornaments, candles that dont burn, and sticker calendars. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, December 15, 10:00 am. Discussion of Tara Road, by Maeve Binchy, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up a discussion guide and a copy of the book. Please call 8931073 FMI. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, December 17, starting at 11:00 am, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas [G]; 11:30am Rango [PG]; 2:00 pm Cowboys and Aliens [PG-13]. Enjoy with free popcorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 893-1074. Suncoast Hospice: Tuesday, January 10, 10 am 2 pm. Recruiting new volunteers in this area. FMI, call 773-7124. Kill-a-Watt Energy Saving Program: Saturday, January 28, 10 11 am. James Stevenson of Pinellas County Extension Service will instruct on use of the devices, which will also be available for loan from the Library. Read to Linda, one of our staff members: Mondays, 2:003:00pm. Sign up for a 15-minute time slot at the Circulation Desk. All ages welcome. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 amFree Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-323-7660. Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Game on! Teen Board Game Afternoons: Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30pm. 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. Open Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm PROGRAMS AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MARIO DELEONS BAND Social & Ballroom Dancing Sun., Dec. 4, 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 Thursday, Dec. 1 Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7GULF BAY 18 pc. BIG BAND HOLIDAY DANCE Sun., Dec. 11, 6-10pm, $12 Black Tie Optional RECREATION WEBSITE -www.mygulf port.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues., 6-9 p.m. and Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res./$22 non-resident The Game RoomMon.Fri., 10 a.m. p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.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 are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 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. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 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 hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Hours for registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 893-1068 for more information. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. 5:45-6:30 p.m. Call Alison at 410-2227. poli at 813-855-3112. bara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. Call John at 893-1079 Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. Call John at 893-1079 termediate Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call Patsi at 501-3559. Call Valerie at 557-4258. mara at 512-2763. 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. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 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 Thank you, Brentwood: Patrons, volunteers and staff would like to give public thanks to Brentwood Senior Living Community for sponsoring the Senior Centers annual Thanksgiving Dinner Party that was held on Tues. Nov. 22. There were 175 guests and 20 volunteers. Brentwood provided the complete meal with all the trimmings and helped serve the food. Everyone enjoyed the delicious meal and Brentwoods warm hospitality. Gulfport Historical Calendars for 2012 are now on sale for $5 at the Senior Center. Flea Market: Lots of bargains will be found at the Senior Center Flea Market on Fri. Dec. 1 from 9am to noon. Dont miss out. Coupon Club Coupon Club meeting on Fri. Dec. 9 at 11am. Bring your coupons with you for a coupon exchange. Learn how to better prepare for shopping and save extra money. Denise Lowe will facilitate this program. Call more info. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Senior Trips: This holiday why not treat yourself to some special day trips: Tony Orlando Christmas Show at Ruth Eckerd Hall (box lunch included) at 1pm, $69; Disneys Wilderness Lodge & Grand Floridian Resort with a meal at the Gaylord Palms Hotels premier restaurant Villa De Flora, $72; Hard Rock Casino on Dec. 5 & 18. Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for details and info on other upcoming trips. Senior Center Flea Market: Mark your calendar for our next Flea Market on Fri. Dec. 2, 9am-noon. The Debby Bacon Holiday Dream Show: International Concert Pianist and Entertainer Debby Bacon is performing Gulfport Senior Center Foundation on Wed. Dec. 7 at the Catherine Hickman Theater. Show Times are 1pm and 7pm. Tickets available in advance at the Senior Center: $10/advance or $12 at the door for the 1pm performance; $12/advance or $14 at the door for the 7pm performance. The evening performance will include a Meet & Greet with Ms. Bacon at 6pm in the Theater lobby. For more info call the Senior Center at (727) 893-2237 or check online at HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org. Line Dancing resumes at 9:30am on Thurs. Dec. 8 at Scout Hall (5315 28th Ave. S.) World War II Presentation: A presentation will be offered by Bob Hanson, Sr. 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: Gulfport seniors are invited to participate in an open trolley tour of Gulfports holiday light displays on Mon. Dec. 19. Meet in the Senior Center lobby at 6pm for hot chocolate and cookies. The trolley tour starts at 6:30pm. Call the Senior Center if you would like to join us! Bring your hats & sweaters! Holiday Senior Follies: The Joe 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 Doorto-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available Mon. thru Fri. 8:15am to 4pm. Annual registration fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class: are offered on 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727341-0130 to register for November. Elder Law Clinic: Volunteer attorneys will assist clients 60 and over with wills, living wills, powers of attorney, and health care surrogates on Fri. Dec. 16 at 9:30am. Must meet income criteria. Call for more info. Phones for Hearing Impaired: Phones will be distributed at no cost to Floridians who are hearing impaired on Tues. Dec. 20 at 9:30am. Courtesy of Deaf & Hearing Connection. Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at 9:30am Hearing Support 1st & 3rd Mon. at 2pm Visually Impaired Support, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org.Senior Center 5501 27 Ave. So. 893-1231 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070OPENING ART RECEPTION Fri., Dec. 2nd, 6-8 pm featuring HUGO PORCARO, JR. Hosted by the City of Imagination Free & open to the public

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 29 City Sponsored Activitiesin the CommunityRecreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 Crafts Club for All Ages: Saturday, December 10, 2:00-3:00 pm. Pat helps you make DIY Christmas ornaments, candles that dont burn, and sticker calendars. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, December 15, 10:00 am. Discussion of Tara Road, by Maeve Binchy, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up a discussion guide and a copy of the book. Please call 8931073 FMI. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, December 17, starting at 11:00 am, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas [G]; 11:30am Rango [PG]; 2:00 pm Cowboys and Aliens [PG-13]. Enjoy with free popcorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 893-1074. Suncoast Hospice: Tuesday, January 10, 10 am 2 pm. Recruiting new volunteers in this area. FMI, call 773-7124. Kill-a-Watt Energy Saving Program: Saturday, January 28, 10 11 am. James Stevenson of Pinellas County Extension Service will instruct on use of the devices, which will also be available for loan from the Library. Read to Linda, one of our staff members: Mondays, 2:003:00pm. Sign up for a 15-minute time slot at the Circulation Desk. All ages welcome. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 amFree Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-323-7660. Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Game on! Teen Board Game Afternoons: Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30pm. 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. Open Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm PROGRAMS AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MARIO DELEONS BAND Social & Ballroom Dancing Sun., Dec. 4, 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 Thursday, Dec. 1 Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7GULF BAY 18 pc. BIG BAND HOLIDAY DANCE Sun., Dec. 11, 6-10pm, $12 Black Tie Optional RECREATION WEBSITE -www.mygulf port.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues., 6-9 p.m. and Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res./$22 non-resident The Game RoomMon.Fri., 10 a.m. p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.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 are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 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. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 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 hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Hours for registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 893-1068 for more information. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. 5:45-6:30 p.m. Call Alison at 410-2227. poli at 813-855-3112. bara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. Call John at 893-1079 Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. Call John at 893-1079 termediate Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call Patsi at 501-3559. Call Valerie at 557-4258. mara at 512-2763. 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. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 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 Thank you, Brentwood: Patrons, volunteers and staff would like to give public thanks to Brentwood Senior Living Community for sponsoring the Senior Centers annual Thanksgiving Dinner Party that was held on Tues. Nov. 22. There were 175 guests and 20 volunteers. Brentwood provided the complete meal with all the trimmings and helped serve the food. Everyone enjoyed the delicious meal and Brentwoods warm hospitality. Gulfport Historical Calendars for 2012 are now on sale for $5 at the Senior Center. Flea Market: Lots of bargains will be found at the Senior Center Flea Market on Fri. Dec. 1 from 9am to noon. Dont miss out. Coupon Club Coupon Club meeting on Fri. Dec. 9 at 11am. Bring your coupons with you for a coupon exchange. Learn how to better prepare for shopping and save extra money. Denise Lowe will facilitate this program. Call more info. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Senior Trips: This holiday why not treat yourself to some special day trips: Tony Orlando Christmas Show at Ruth Eckerd Hall (box lunch included) at 1pm, $69; Disneys Wilderness Lodge & Grand Floridian Resort with a meal at the Gaylord Palms Hotels premier restaurant Villa De Flora, $72; Hard Rock Casino on Dec. 5 & 18. Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for details and info on other upcoming trips. Senior Center Flea Market: Mark your calendar for our next Flea Market on Fri. Dec. 2, 9am-noon. The Debby Bacon Holiday Dream Show: International Concert Pianist and Entertainer Debby Bacon is performing Gulfport Senior Center Foundation on Wed. Dec. 7 at the Catherine Hickman Theater. Show Times are 1pm and 7pm. Tickets available in advance at the Senior Center: $10/advance or $12 at the door for the 1pm performance; $12/advance or $14 at the door for the 7pm performance. The evening performance will include a Meet & Greet with Ms. Bacon at 6pm in the Theater lobby. For more info call the Senior Center at (727) 893-2237 or check online at HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org. Line Dancing resumes at 9:30am on Thurs. Dec. 8 at Scout Hall (5315 28th Ave. S.) World War II Presentation: A presentation will be offered by Bob Hanson, Sr. 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: Gulfport seniors are invited to participate in an open trolley tour of Gulfports holiday light displays on Mon. Dec. 19. Meet in the Senior Center lobby at 6pm for hot chocolate and cookies. The trolley tour starts at 6:30pm. Call the Senior Center if you would like to join us! Bring your hats & sweaters! Holiday Senior Follies: The Joe 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 Doorto-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available Mon. thru Fri. 8:15am to 4pm. Annual registration fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class: are offered on 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727341-0130 to register for November. Elder Law Clinic: Volunteer attorneys will assist clients 60 and over with wills, living wills, powers of attorney, and health care surrogates on Fri. Dec. 16 at 9:30am. Must meet income criteria. Call for more info. Phones for Hearing Impaired: Phones will be distributed at no cost to Floridians who are hearing impaired on Tues. Dec. 20 at 9:30am. Courtesy of Deaf & Hearing Connection. Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at 9:30am Hearing Support 1st & 3rd Mon. at 2pm Visually Impaired Support, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org.Senior Center 5501 27 Ave. So. 893-1231 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070OPENING ART RECEPTION Fri., Dec. 2nd, 6-8 pm featuring HUGO PORCARO, JR. Hosted by the City of Imagination Free & open to the public

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30 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Gulfports First Friday Art Walk Gulfports First Friday Art Walk takes place on December 2nd from 6-10 p.m. Purchase works from talented independent artists and crafters along Beach and Shore Boulevards, as well as the works of local authors and entertainers stretched over a half-mile up and down scenic Beach Boulevard. Live musicians will be appearing at venues throughout the Village. The Industrial Art Center continues to offer Blow Your Own Glass Masterpiece mini classes by master glass blower Jackie Ballard and the IAC team. Visitors can view the stars through St. Pete Astronomy Clubs state of the art telescopes, weather browsing the art and craft booths, dont miss Gulfports unique shops, boutiques and galleries. Enjoy dinner within the Art District, now one of the foremost dining destinations in the bay area and one of six small-town the 2011 Rand McNally/USA Today Best of the Road competition in the Best Food category. Gulfport Art Walk takes place on the First Friday and Third Saturday of every month, year-round. Parking is always free and free trolley rides are available from off-site parking areas. Pet and family friendly! Experience a new dining, shopping and cultural experience unlike any other. Once you discover Gulfports Waterfront Art District, Tampa Bays best kept secret to a really cool summer, youll want to come back for more. For information on the Gulfport Merchants Association and Gulfport events, please visit www.GulfportMA. com. The Gulfport Art Walk and event recorded information line is 866-ART-WALK. Artists and Crafters more information and download an application at www.SIKPromotions. com>Vendor Info. 3007 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport. Shop Thrift Boutique and Gift Shops Pasadena Community Church has three stores at one location (Pasadena Ave. and Second Ave. S.). Come see their large assortment of Christmas decorations and many other gift items for sale. Thrift and Boutique are open 9-12 Wednesday and Saturday. Gift Store is open Wednesday and Saturday 10-2. Holiday Bazaar at Sons of Italy The Sons of Italy, 2500 34th Street S. in St. Petersburg, will old a Holiday Bazaar on December 3rd and 4th from 9-4. They will be serving Italian great varieties of homemade baked Italian cookies, cakes, breads and desserts. You will see their best work in crafts, decorations and baking. If you need a gift for a hard-to-shop-for want. Come try your luck at the spinning wine wheel or just enjoy the festivities.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 35 Give to the Food Drive The Sons of Italy wishes to thank all those who helped the John Paul Lodge in raising funds for the many charities we support. Our thanks go out in particular to Bealls Department Store and Save on Seafood distributing for their assistance and support. The Sons of Italy is now heading a food drive for the needy that will culminate on December 16th. To date they have collected 550 lbs. of nonperishable food. Please help. Bring your non-perishable food to 2500 34th Street S. and leave those items with the barber or hairdresser in the event that they are not there. Thank you and have a Merry Christmas. Deadline Nears for Town Shores Golf The deadline to sign up for the Town Shores Golf Scramble is December 5th! The scramble is December 10th at Terra Ceia Country Club, Palmetto. Fee of $40 includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, beverage and prizes, captain and crew format. Registration is 7:45 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. start. Submit a foursome or they will pair you up. Cash or check payable to Terra Ceia Country Club can be submitted to Ellen Johnson, Manchester Bldg, #207 by December 5th. Call Ellen at 727-345-2109, email elenajota@hotmail.com or Natalie Reardon, Diplomat #107, at 813343-8918, email natreardon@gmail. com.

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36 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Local ObituariesFITCH, ALICE B., 88, of Gulfport, FL, Michigan, passed away on Thursday, November 24th on Thanksgiving Day. Alice was born on August 24, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the daughter of Frank and Rose Worel, Czech immigrants, and was the youngest of four children. She attended Wayne State University where she earned her degree in special education. She specialized in teaching the deaf and went on to obtain her Masters degree at Purdue University where she helped pioneer a testing program for hearing. She met her husband, attorney Vernon M. Fitch at Wayne State University. and when Alice was admitted as a a sign picketing the school to let him in to visit her. He won her heart and they were married on July 23, 1948. They were a perfect pair and Alice helped Vern in his run for Circuit Judge in Oakland County, Michigan and in his election to founding Treasurer at Oakland Community College. They were active in Oakland County Republican politics. Alice was always very proud of her Fitch family connection, which included Thomas Fitch ,Yankee Doodle and signer of Magna Carta, and in 1997 she traveled to England to give her daughter away in marriage at the Fitch Church in Bocking, Essex England, with a reception at Leeds Castle. Alice was a devoted wife to Vern and cared for him for many years after he contracted multiple sclerosis. Vern predeceased Alice in 1995. Alice was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother and is survived by her two children, Debra Fitch Caldwell of Sarasota and her son Vernon M. Fitch II, both attorneys, her son-in-law Richard Caldwell, her daughter-inlaw Dorothy Fitch, and her beloved grandson Richard Vernon Fitch Caldwell. Alice was active in the St. Petersburg Garden Club and the AAUW and was a member of the Pasadena Community Church. Her favorite poem was William Wordsworths Daffodils and we hope that now united again with Vern that her heart with pleasure A viewing will be held Thursday, December 1st at 1 p.m., service at 2:30 p.m. at ALife Tribute-5601 Gulfport Blvd. South, Gulfport. LONG, CHRISTINE 48, of Gulfport, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at home. She is survived by a loving family. ALife Tribute-Gulfport. PERKINS, EVA 98, of South Pasadena died Nov. 25. Survived by her loving family. Private cremation. Guestbook at davidcgross.com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727 381-4911. POLOGEORGIS, GEORGE, of St. Pete Beach, passed away Nov. 11, 2011. He is survived by his loving family. Funeral services will be in New York. www.curlewhills.com. SAPIENZA, BARBARA ANN, 81, of St. Pete Beach, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, in South Pasadena. She is survived by her loving husband, Santo of 54 years; son; Philip; daughter Ellen Amerault and husband Edward; granddaughters Kerrianne and Kelley, Sisire; Patricia Pennell. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach. 727-360-5577. In Memoriam HOWARD E. GOOD 4-14-23 -12-8-90 Dad, It is so hard to believe you have been gone 21 years. You are, of course, missed so much. We will be eternally grateful for your generosity and thoughtfulness. Hope you liked the Candy and Brandy we put on your headstone at Bay Pines on Thanksgiving, lol. Love, Karen and Norm 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 evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the other meets on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. 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.Join the Lift Up Andy Campaign Join the Treasure Island Chamber of Commerce community campaign to raise funds to purchase a stand up wheelchair for 16 year old resident, aside, Andys wish is to stand up like everyone else. Liftoff fundraisers with all proceeds to Lifting Up Andy will be held at Dukes Island Bar & Grill, 145 107th Ave. on Sunday, December 4th starting at 1 p.m. There will be live music all day featuring: Horses Wild, Pete Dorian, Boston Bob and Mike O. Admission of $5 includes one free drink. There now on sale for $25 each or 5/$100. ($600 value); 2nd Prize: Sailing trip for 4 including dinner ($500 value); and 3rd Prize: 2 night stay at The Windjammer plus a $100 Dukes gift will be held on Saturday, December 3, from 5-8 p.m. at Benjamins Studios, 200 104th Avenue. Please make all checks payable to Edwards Family Foundation Lifting Up Andy Campaign.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 37 Drive through Christmas Story St. Lukes United Methodist Church located at 4444 Fifth Avenue N., St. Petersburg, is celebrating this Christmas season by sharing a drive-through Christmas Story live nativity production to take place on Saturday, December 10, beginning at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. As you drive through in the comfort of your car, you will story of the birth of Jesus and the events that were taking place during that time. Free admission, donations are accepted. In hopes to keep the to turn off of Fifth Avenue N. onto 46th Street (southward) then left on Dartmouth. Holiday Event to Benet St. Pete Pride Come out for the 2nd Annual Red & Pete Pride on Saturday, December 10 from 6-10 p.m. at Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth Street N. in St. Petersburg. Tickets include private access to the gardens all night, open bar, heavy gourmet hors doeuvres by Orange Blossom Catering, Live Entertainment by Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association featuring Rose Bilal and Friends and valet parking. Enter to win two free tickets to Patti Labelle in concert on February 1st at Ruth Eckerd Hall when you buy tickets to Red and Green. Each ticket purchase automatically gives the buyer one free entry into the drawing. Drawing will be on December 10 during the 2nd Annual Red & Green. You must be present to win. See A Christmas Carol: A New Musical freeFall Theatre Company will present A Christmas Carol: A New Musical through December 30th with a special preview on Thursday, December 8 at 7 p.m. Book and lyrics are by Keith Ferguson and music is by Bruce Greer. This enchanting new musical adaptation of the Dickens classic is destined to become a Bay area holiday tradition. With a soaring and inspirational score, and faithful incarnations of all of the memorable characters, Dickens ghost story leaps from the page and delights with stunning theatricality, lush scenery and costumes, and surprising special effects. show times are Thursday 7 p.m., Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Show times vary for Christmas performance on Friday, December 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets to each performance are $37-$44 with $20 (non-premium) tickets available for those under 18. Teachers, senior citizens, and members of the military enjoy a $3 discount. A ticketing fee may apply. For more information and tickets visit www.freefalltheatre.com or call 727-498-5205. freeFall Studio Theatre is located at 6099 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg.

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38 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Tis the Season... for Shufeboard started. So far 33 Townshores residents have joined in on the fun. Bob OBrien (photo) leads the friendly competition with the most points through Nov. 22nd. New participants are joining each session. The club plays on Tuesday mornings and Friday afternoons. All Townshores residents are invited to come out and enjoy the fun. No experience is necessary. Pancake Breakfast With Santa Gulfport Little League presents a Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 10th from 8-10 a.m. at the Gulfport Little League 8-9 a.m. and the second seating will be from 9-10 a.m. Cost is $3 per child and $5 per adult. Space is limited. Go to www.gulfportlittleleague.net, click reservation page. Elves are standing by waiting to hear from you! SPCREA to Meet The South Pinellas Retired Teachers Association (SPCREA) meets at 11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month from October through May at the Picccadilly Cafeteria, 19th Ave. and 34th St. N. Meetings are open to all who have worked in in Florida or elsewhere, including teachers, support personnel and administrators. The meeting begins at 12 noon with an activity planned by the hospitality committee. At their December 8th meeting they will be having a volunteer fair with many local organizations having booths to explain what they do and how the Association can help. Among those present will be Clothes to Kids, Hospice, Neighborly Senior Services, CASA, SPCA, Meals on Wheels, Friends of Strays and others. They will also have a Silent Auction to raise money for scholarships. The meeting adjourns by 1 p.m. SPCREA to the group. Email Joyce Walters at jellen1943@yahoo.com for more information.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 39 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: Elections Q: Who votes for who in the January election? Since its the Republican presidential primary, does that mean I have to be a Republican to vote for my city commissioner? A: districts one and three can vote for a commissioner, according to city clerk Rebecca Haynes. While the election coincides with the Republican primary, that only means that people who are registered Republican will have an additional item to consider on their ballot. Anyone in those two districts can vote. If you are registered to vote in District One, you may vote for a candidate in that district. If you are registered to vote in District Three, you may vote for a candidate in that district. The deadline to register to vote is January 3, 2012. To view the citys district maps, please visit the HYPERLINK http://www.stpetebeach. org/images/stories/city-clerk/pdfs/Election/voting%20districts. pdfcityHYPERLINK http://www.stpetebeach.org/images/stories/ city-clerk/pdfs/Election/voting%20districts.pdfHYPERLINK http:// www.stpetebeach.org/images/stories/city-clerk/pdfs/Election/voting%20 districts.pdfsHYPERLINK http://www.stpetebeach.org/images/stories/ city-clerk/pdfs/Election/voting%20districts.pdf HYPERLINK http:// www.stpetebeach.org/images/stories/city-clerk/pdfs/Election/voting%20 districts.pdfwebHYPERLINK http://www.stpetebeach.org/images/ stories/city-clerk/pdfs/Election/voting%20districts.pdf HYPERLINK http://www.stpetebeach.org/images/stories/city-clerk/pdfs/Election/ voting%20districts.pdfsite or read this article online.Have a question about something in your city? Send it to News@theGabber.com, Chamber of Commerce Holiday Evening Mixer The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual Holiday Mixer at the Hurricane Restaurant in Pass-a-Grille (809 Gulf Way, Pass-a-Grille) on Tuesday, December 13. This year they will be asking for donations to support PARCs wish list and to make it fun a local business, The Rocketship Car, will be parked out in front of the Hurricane collecting those donations. Please donate a gift and help them Fill the Rocketship! Their sponsor for this event is Commercial Electrical Contracting, Inc. The event will run from 5:30-8 p.m. and the cost to attend is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Donations can be dropped off at the Chamber headquarters and will be accepted until Monday, December 12th. Contact Amanda Page at 727-360-6957 or RSVP@ tampabaybeaches.com. 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 9 a.m. and the other at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $6 ages 11 and under and $12 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 822-4982 or Joanne Walker at 525-2914. Retired Ofcers Wives Club to Meet of St. Petersburg will meet for luncheon on December 13 at Isla Del Sol Country Club, 6000 Sun Blvd, St. Petersburg. Social hour will be 11:30 with lunch at 12:15 p.m. The program will be Christmas music by Steve Middents. Call for reservations to 347-7976 or 399-1272.

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40 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com The Allure of GamblingThe good thing about gambling is that I dont gamble. That means that those who do (legally) pay taxes that I dont have to pay. I dont mean that I havent or wont gamble at all. It just means that it isnt something that draws me. And, when I have gambled, I dont get excited when winning, but would prefer not to lose. So, I treat it like entertainment with a dollar cap. However, the big thing is someone else pays the taxes. Some of those are people who dont pay much taxes. I know, I know. Gambling, as in casino gambling, isnt a poor mans sport. However, whoever is gambling will pay more taxes than he would have otherwise. That is, if he hasnt blown his money and cant buy normal goods and services. As for gambling in general, it is likely that the lottery attracts a broader clientele are taxes I dont have to pay. Of course, there are still illegal gambling such as numbers and heavy duty card games. In Florida, I think its illegal to have more than $10 in the pot at a private game in your home. Whatever the circumstances, the illegal operations dont create revenue for the government. Money is what its all about, and the about being whether to permit casino gambling outside of Indian reservations. The state needs money, or, at least, wants more money. For the state, there is money in gambling; for the gambling operations there is money in gambling; for the employes there is money in gambling; for the players more will lose than will win or there wouldnt be all that money for everyone else. Three out of four is pretty good. The bet is that casino gambling is coming. There are all sorts of arguments against it, many of them good. The moral issue is probably dead, however. We already have greyhound and horse race gambling and the state lottery is a big thing. The state loves it because the money, supposedly, goes to help seniors. A good cause will justify anything. People seem to like it because it only takes a buck or so to get into the game, and someone wins sometimes. All in all, however, gambling is here. Its just a matter of more. Its not going to be less. Thats a sure bet. Thats a competitive thing. If Florida doesnt have it, it cant compete with other states (and the islands) to be a destination for tourists. Its all about new money. The question is will it draw new money? Other states have started smaller slots only then moved on to table games, entertainment, restaurants. The problem is that more and more states are doing it. At what point will there be parity? When will having it all, will become the norm? Or, will there always be a new gimmick to draw customers? Then theres the other issue about money. How much gets put into the political system? There will be more money poured into a system with too much money already. Persuasion money is already there, you can bet. Money for licenses, money for regulations or non-regulations, how much and how to tax. You get the picture. Not saying anything is criminal. Its the way it is. Of course, the concern is whether allout gambling will be a net positive for the state. Will crime increase? Will there be infrastructure requirements the state will have to cover? How costly will gambling addiction be? Theres plenty of material out there to study. Ive always been surprised by those who say it will be different here. No it wont. The same elements are at work: human nature, money, politics, government. else to pay your bills, or taxes, as in this case. If the project goes through, money will undoubtedly pour into the state coffers. Surely, there will be new social projects on which to spend it. What happens, though when the music stops? Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 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 7 pm Food served Fish & Chicken 6-8pm Barry Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Dave K 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm House Committee Meeting 6pm Harry 7-10pm Legion Dinner 6-8pm Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12amNew Years Eve Party: Steak & Lobster Dinner, Appetizers, Champagne Toast. Music by Barry. Tickets available at the bar, $32.50 each. 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! The bake sale was delicious. Another one upcoming in December. 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 December 1 December 7, 2011 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 11/18 Call for Ofcer5600 Blk 15th Ave. S. Drunk Person5300 Blk 8th Ave. S. Narcotics/Drugs5200 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Civil Matter5300 Blk 7th Ave. S. Domestic Verbal2800 Blk 51st St. S. Suspicious Circumstances5100 Blk Preston Ave. S. Theft5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual4600 Blk 26th Ave. S. Suspicious VehicleOsgood Point. Trouble with Individual2800 Blk 51st St. S. Saturday 11/19 Noise Complaint6000 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Suspicious Circumstances5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Person1700 Blk 53rd St. S. Call for Ofcer2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Trafc Stop Failed to Stop4900 Blk 20th Ave. S. Theft2500 Blk York St. S. Animal Complaint2200 Blk 53rd St. S. Trouble with Individual5000 Blk Newton Ave. S. Sunday 11/20 Suspicious Vehicle900 Blk 58th St. S. Trouble with Individual4900 Blk 20th Ave. S. DUI Investigation1000 Blk 52nd St. S. Suspicious Activity1400 Blk 49th St. S. Criminal Mischief1500 Blk 52nd St. S. Theft5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Cruelty to Animal(s)5300 Blk 7th Ave. S. Animal Complaint700 Blk 60th St. S. Suspicious Person5900 Blk 17th Ave. S. Arrest on Warrant2900 Blk 59th St. S. Monday 11/21 Drunk Driver4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Animal Complaint1200 Blk 63rd St. S. Trouble with IndividualTomlinson Park. Civil Matter2800 Blk 51st St. S. Theft2700 Blk 53rd St. S. Burglary5100 Blk 14th Ave. S. Suspicious Person5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Domestic Verbal5100 Blk 17th Ave. S. Suspicious Person5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Suspicious Activity4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Noise Complaint5500 Blk 12th Ave. S. Domestic Battery5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Tuesday 11/22 Domestic Verbal5300 Blk Newton Ave. S. Soliciting5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. Burglary6100 Blk 9th Ave. S. Theft5700 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Burglary5000 Blk 24th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual2500 Blk Premier Dr. S. Theft2600 Blk 47th St. S. Trouble with Individual5500 Blk 28th Ave. S. Violation of Court Order5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Call for Ofcer4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Suspicious Circumstances1900 Blk 54th St. S. Wednesday 11/23 Domestic Battery5300 Blk Newton Ave. S. Burglary2600 Blk 46th St. S. Animal Complaint2600 Blk Miriam St. S. Theft5300 Blk 17th Ave. S. Theft5000 Blk 24th Ave. S. Theft6300 Blk Pasadena Pt. Blvd. S. Domestic Verbal2900 Blk 57th St. S. Animal Complaint5000 Blk Newton Ave. S. Thursday 11/24 Suspicious Vehicle5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Vehicle5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Noise Complaint4900 Blk Newton Ave. S. Burglary1900 Blk 60th St. S. Domestic Verbal4900 Blk 28th Ave. S. Drunk Driver2000 Blk 54th St. S. Suspicious Person2500 Blk 53rd St. S. Domestic Verbal5400 Blk 14th Ave. S. Narcotics/Drugs2200 Blk 49th St. S.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 43 Crime Awareness Meeting The next City Wide Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention Meeting will be held on Monday, December 12 at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center located at 1617 49 Street S. Topic will be the outgoing police dispatch after midnight on 12/31/11. Any concerned citizens need to attend this meeting. Now is the time to get your questions answered. Guest speakers invited are Chief Rob Vincent contact Jeri Reed at 727-548-5566 days and 727-327-3509 evenings or at Jrvolunteer@aol.com. Try your hand at SudokuHelp Clean Up Lincoln Cemetery There will be a clean-up at the Lincoln Cemetery in Gulfport on December 10th from 8 a.m. to noon. 600 58th Street S., next to Boca Ciega High School. This mainly African American cemetery, dating from 1926, is suffering from a lack of care because of a lack of funds. There was one clean-up already, but there is still plenty of work to do. So, come on out and lend a hand! December Jazz Concerts The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society will sponsor two December concerts. On Thursday, December 15th, Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps will play from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Bilmar Beach Resort in Treasure Island. Admission is $7. Call 727522-6877. On Sunday, December 18th, The Dixie Chaps will play from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo in conjunction with the Gardens Light Show. Park admission is $2, concert is free.Market Offers NonProts Free SpaceGULFPORTThe Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market has announced it will set aside one free vendor space organizations. Groups may use the space to offer free information, promote upcoming events and community outreach, to raise funds, or to sell items for fund-raising. Any items to be sold must be preapproved by Market managers. All funds raised in any manner individual(s). currently being scheduled and any groups may apply to use the space as available in upcoming weeks and months. For more information and to apply, call Daniel Hodge, Fresh Market Coordinator, at 727-366-4086 or dan@igc.org.

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44 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. Are Trusts Only for the Super-Rich? While it is true that you should have a fair amount of assets before you consider setting up a trust, a trust is no longer the province of the superrich. Simply stated, a trust is a legal document that makes it possible for you to put aside some of your money and direct how it will be used upon your death or in some form of trust, while youre alive. A trust may also ease your tax bite. A trust generally offers several advantages: among them, the assets dont have to go through probate, which saves time and money. Additionally, you may be able to maintain control over the trust assets while youre alive and capable; sick and incapable; or as part of an estate plan at your death. Many individuals and families have found that trusts offer a number opportunities. Even where your estate plan calls for all the assets of surviving spouse under the unlimited marital estate tax deduction, the death of the surviving spouse. Proper use of carefully drafted nonsurviving spouse and/or children may keep these assets out of the surviving spouses estate and reduce the overall tax bite on the estate plan. So-called living trusts have become very popular with those interested in avoiding the expense, delay and publicity of probate; while allowing the grantor to maintain control over the trust assets during his or her lifetime, if capable and competent. The type of trust you use depends on your personal situation and the advice you receive from a legal expert. Since there are many types of trusts, only a complete evaluation of your familys needs will determine which trust should be used. 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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48 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Full of Light Helen Mullins, Gulfport, takes advantage of the waterside location to practice her plein aire painting technique at Horan Park on St. Pete Beach. Ms. Mullins, who works with the Treasure Island Art Guild and the Suntan Art Center, works with oil paints. Plein aire is a French term meaning in the open air or full of light. Community Band Announces Free Holiday Concert The very popular South Pasadena Community Band holiday concert will be December 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gulfport Casino. The annual concert celebrating the festive time of the year has become a staple in the areas holiday fare and this year features a wide variety of music of the season. The concert is free. Max Millspaugh, Musical Director of the band said We have titled this concert Holiday Time is Here and the band will present a program including everything from the holiday standards like A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson to a unique little arrangement called Stars and Stripes Christmas. Along the way we will play a very nice chart entitled A Chanukah Celebration and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Truly we have something for everyone in this concert, he concluded. Mike Yakes, Mayor of Gulfport, noted that the Casino venue provides adequate free parking and handicapped accessibility. The Mayor also said that refreshments will be available throughout the concert. The City of Gulfport is pleased to host this holiday concert for our city residents and the neighboring communities. The Casino as well as the entire downtown will decorated to season. All of the area restaurants will be open for everyone to have dinner on their way to the concert or to stop for refreshment following the event. The band always presents an outstanding concert and this concert is one of the highlights of the season in Gulfport, he concluded. Seating capacity has been increased for the concerts at the Casino. The City of Gulfport and the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce sponsor the concerts by The South Pasadena Band which is a community relations initiative of the City of South Pasadena.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 49 The 101st Artist Perhaps inspired by the artists gathered at last weekends 100 Artists at Horan Park in St. Pete Beach, nine-year-old Nathan Shackleton concentrates on making his own art at the event. While most of the booths sold art created by local artists, one booth allowed budding artists to choose from a selection of bottles and ll them with colored sand. Antique Vendors Sought for Gulfport Fresh Market & Art WalksGULFPORTTwo of Gulfports popular regular events will be expanding in the coming weeks. An area devoted to antique vendors will be of each month during the popular weekly Tuesday Fresh Market on Beach Blvd. in Gulfport from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Antique vendors will also be added to Gulfports popular Art third Saturday of each month from 6-10 p.m. If you would like the opportunity to offer vintage, retro, and Floridiana items in a beautiful outdoor setting designated for antiques only, please send an email describing the type of items you would like to sell along with your contact information to Sandy Duffy at sdfree2b@yahoo.com, who will be handling this expansion of the events. Upon receipt of your information, she will contact you to discuss details.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 51 Mr. Murrow WeptJust because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesnt mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar. Edward R. Murrow The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue. also Edward R. Murrow My very favorite reader insult ever came from a lady who told me I was a disgrace to Edward R. Murrow. Obviously, I disagree, but I loved the insult, which showed both intelligence and respect for the craft. For a week after she said that my Mr. Murrow. The Gabber matters to you; Ive learned over the past eight years how very seriously you all take the words that about this paper, and I love that about all of you. We make mistakes, just like every other paper in the world, and, like every other paper, we cringe when we do, because we take our responsibility to our community seriously. We want you to trust that weve checked the facts, asked the right questions, and tried our best to recognize and eliminate our bias from what what we write. But what if we couldnt? What would the world be like if we had no way of telling what was real and what was made up? What would our lives be like if we didnt know who we were quoting? What would our opinions be if we couldnt trust where we got the facts? Welcome to the Internet. Yes, yes, I know, its not exactly a new invention, but lately it seems that things have ramped up on certain social media sites thats right, Facebook, Im looking at you and we are suffering from a marked lack of accountability and a noticeable decrease in civility. Im tired of the people who use the web as an excuse to be nasty. Im exhausted from the sheer amount of opinion masquerading as fact online. Im over the cowards. Last week I received a letter calling me an overpaid Wop. On the regular, my readers either tell me Im going to hell or give me instructions on how to get there. That doesnt bother me; mostly, I can laugh it off. Plus, Im putting myself out there I cant tell 15,000 readers that I think at least a few of you may be cherry crusted nutbars and not expect some sort of reaction, right? But heres the thing. While newspaper folk columnists doubly so have long received nasty letters, the Internet makes it easier than ever for regular people to bring their A-game of nasty to the rest of the world, whether or not the rest of the world deserves it. Im referring most heartily to the pusillanimous miscreants who are too cowardly to sign their name to their version of the facts, insults and, in some cases libelous statements. I have no respect for these people, much less anything they post online. There are a wealth of pages popping up on Facebook Gulfport Good Girls, Heard in Gulfport, Gulfport Live, Visually Polluted and Blighted Homes of Gulfport and every one of these sites exists, it seems, solely to pick at other people behind a white-livered veil of secrecy. They throw stones at people, post photos of homes and make fun of them, spread rumors and, as far as I can tell, generally act like bullies who never quite graduated eighth grade. Big words from small people, it seems. Theyre quick to insult the community, but who are they? Are they people out there, working for what they believe and trying to effect a change, or are they simply cherrycrusted nutbars, posting from their back room at 3 a.m. in a Wild Turkeyinduced stupor? Before these secret groups accuse me of whining, let me assure you I can take anything you can dish out about me. You are not the great and powerful Oz you think you are; youre little more than a scared little man behind the curtain. You do not matter. Of course, for our readers whose homes have been plastered on or for a member of the community who had seen their name dragged through the mud by some anonymous group, it matters. I dont know why or how these things became acceptable, but somehow it seems that people think if they dont have to show their face or sign their names they can show the ugliness in their soul. The assumed anonymity of the web somehow makes these people think its OK to insult each other. This isnt just about those faceless groups, either: people I know in real life who appear to be decent and kind morph into these hideous cyber-people who act like theyre back at the junior high lunch table. It wouldnt be so bad, I suppose, if people didnt read these exchanges and give them the same weight as they do reported news items from credible sources. By this I mean that I can spend the bulk of my work week researching an article, talking to sources, making sure Ive quoted them accurately and reported the available facts. It gets published in print and online. Some anonymous person can then post on Facebook that President Obama was born in East Germany and is the child of Nazi communists who dont put their trash cans away after the garbage man comes. For far too many people, since both of these things are online, they are both equally true. There is no way to change people. There will always be ugliness in some. People will always lie to make their point and further their agenda. The only power you have the only power is not to read. Remember that a real news source isnt afraid to show itself. A real news source will tell you where it heard what it just said. A real news source doesnt need to hide. That chicken-hearted crap is not real. Its the Internet. Real life is your neighbor, the people you see, the places you visit. No matter what we think we know about what were told online, we dont know it. We dont know whos behind these secret web sites. We dont know who anyone is at all online. We dont know whos talking about the latest rumor heard at OMaddys and whos doing their best to maintain the standards of the fourth estate. Its enough to make Edward R. Murrow weep.

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52 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 Fidos Florida Yappy Hour The New Barker Magazine and the TradeWinds Island Grand present Fidos Florida Yappy Hour on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 1-4 p.m. Event is an afternoon featuring the grand Runway pet fashion show, pet-centric exhibits, animal-themed gifts and a book signing. The PawJect Runway fashion show, scheduled for 3 p.m., will pet photo contest. Pet owners can submit photos of their chic canines at pawjectrunway@thenewbarker.com by December 3. All photos will be posted on The New Barker Magazine be selected by a panel of judges. The grand prize winner, which will be announced at the fashion show, will receive a two-night stay at the TradeWinds Island Grand, plus an authentic Mood (just like on the pooch treats from Gone to the Dogs boutique and more. There is no charge to enter. Ginger Warder, author of Fidos Florida travel guide will also be on-hand to personally sign copies of the new book. All proceeds from the books will be donated to PetWorking Animal Shelter, which will be the largest animal shelter in South Pinellas. In addition to its mission to place animals in loving homes, PetWorking will feature a number of unique programs including a oneof-a-kind senior sanctuary and pet hospice. The shelter is scheduled to open in early 2012. Event and parking are free and open to the public. TradeWinds Island Grand Resort Garden Courtyard is located at 5500 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach. Contact Ginger Warder at 727-388-1514 or email pawjectrunway@thenewbarker.com. City of Gulfport Holiday Decorations Contest Gulfport residents, are you ready to get in the holiday spirit and brighten up our City for the holiday season? Then its time to enter the City of Gulfports Holiday Decorations Contest. Stop by the Gulfport Recreation Center or City Hall to pick up an application to enter your home or business. Santa and his Elves will be judging on Monday evening, Dec. 19th. No one knows what time the big red sleigh will travel through the City of Gulfport, but please be ready by 6 p.m. Deadline to enter the contest is noon, Monday, Dec. 19th. There are two theme categories: general and commercial. The general theme is for single/ joint home only and the commercial theme is for single/joint business and professional locations, including home occupations. Winners will be announced in the Dec. 22nd edition of the Gulfport Gabber. Winners will be recognized and presented plaques at the Gulfports City Council meeting (televised) on Tuesday, January 3rd at 7 p.m. Its time to show off your fantastic holiday creation! Call 893-1068 for further information.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 53 Sign up for Sculptural Welding Series at IAC Registration is open for the next Sculptural Welding series at the Industrial Arts Center in Gulfport beginning on Thursday, December 15 at 7 p.m. Sculptural Welding is This beginning course is designed as an introduction to the techniques necessary to explore this medium. Sessions 2 and 3 will be held on Saturday, December 17, 10-2 p.m. and Sunday, December 18, 12-4 p.m. The instructor is Jonathan Schork, of Gulfport and Key West. This beginner class will be exploring basic cold-fabrication techniques in steel to create small-scale sculptural steel ornaments for the home or garden. Students are encouraged to bring scrap steel they would like sculpture. Jeans and boots are preferred (no sandals please). The course is limited to four students, ages 12 to adult, so early registration is suggested. For more information and registration, visit www.IndustrialArtsCenter.org or call 727-289-9365. Carols by CandlelightBy Lion Jim Minder Our Gulfport Lion Club invites you to join us on Friday, December 16 for our Carols by Candlelight from 7-9 p.m. at our Den located at 4630 Tifton Drive S. in Gulfport. We will sing 15 Christmas carols, some religious and some secular, divided each set we are treated to tales about past memorable Christmases. After of my memorable Christmases. After each of the next four sets we ask that you tell us about one of yours. It will be fun so come prepared to share. Norman Xanders, Lions Past District Governor, plays our Christmas carols on his many musical instruments. Many of you who have attended one of our many pancake breakfasts fundraisers have heard Norman before and you know how good he is. For those of you who have never heard Norman Xanders music before, allow me to tell you that you are in for a treat. After our third set, you will be able to enjoy some of our baked goods prepared by our Gulfport Lions Club members. We will have complimentary cookies, cakes, pies and other pastry goodies. We will also serve coffee and punch. We at the Gulfport Lions Club want you to know about our services to help the visually impaired before this need presents itself so that if and when it does, you know that our help is available to you. We look forward to you joining us for our Carols by Candlelight. Call me with any questions at 866-0316. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2012.

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54 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 City of Gulfports 2011 Holiday Decorations Contest Application FormThe thought behind the Holiday Decorations Contest is to brighten up our City during the Holiday Season! Name__________________________________________________________________ Address________________________________________________________________ Phone___________________________ Date_____________________________ I would like to participate in the Holiday Decorations Contest and will abide by the rules of the contest. I DO or DO NOT wish my name and address to be in any publication. Circle one theme: General Commercial Single or Joint Single or Joint The General Theme is for single/joint home only. The Commercial Theme is for single/joint business and professional locations, including home occupations. A plaque will be awarded to one winner of each theme. Only one plaque will be awarded for joint home or business participants. Judging will be on Monday, December 19, 2011. All participants MUST be prepared by 6 p.m. A judging schedule will not be announced. Please return this application to: Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Call 893-1068 for more information. Contest Rules 1. All entrants must be City of Gulfport residents or businesses. 2. Each participant shall select one theme and so indicate above. 3. Businesses are urged to participate. 4. Applications MUST be submitted for participation and received by NOON, Monday, Dec. 19th. Judging will be done after 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19th. The judges route schedule will not be announced. 5. Plaques will be awarded to the winner of each theme. Winners will be announced in the Dec. 22nd edition of the Gabber. Winners will be recognized Jan. 3rd located at 2401 53rd St. S. Concert at Pasadena Community Church Pasadena Community Church invites you and all your friends, family and neighbors to the Community Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 18th at 7 p.m. It will feature the Choir, Camerata, Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet and other guest instrumentalists. With narration by Tracy Alan Hughes, the Christmas Story is told with wonderful new settings of many Christmas favorites including: Sweet Little Jesus Boy, Mary Had a Baby, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Shepherds Pipe Carol, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Do You Hear What I Hear and many others. There is no admission charged, an offering will be taken. The church is located at 227 70th Street S. New Entree Added to Glass Blowing Menu Just in time for holiday gift giving, the Industrial Arts Center has added a new entree to its glass blowing masterpiece menu. Long neck bud vases are now offered at public glass blowing events including twicemonthly Gulfport Art Walks and the monthly Ladies Night. At each event a dozen or more novice glass blowers work hand in hand with experienced IAC instructors to create hot glass objects dart in their choice of colors and blown with their own breath. The instructor completes the dramatic vase by swinging the blowpipe until length. Gulfport Art Walks are held from Saturday evening. The Industrial Arts Center is located at 2902A Beach Boulevard South in the heart of the Gulfport Art Village Courtyard. Visit online at www.IndustrialArtsCenter.org. For information about December events and glass blowing classes, call the Industrial Arts Center at 727-289-9365 or email info@ industrialartscenter.org.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 55 The Gabber F eatur es The Flamingo ResortA few years ago a major gay resort closed down and new one opened just down the street. T he n ew r esort, called t he Flamingo, had a great outdoor bar. I also loved the lights over the pool at night a nd the relaxed atmosphere, but I h ad only visited t he F lamingo's outside b ar called t he C abana Bar. I liked it but I n ever v entured to t he i nside bars b ecause I assumed they w ere just like the old bars at the other resort. Actually I assumed m ost of t he F lamingo was a lot like that other resort a nd, quite honestly while I liked t he p eople I went t here w ith, I didn't care for the condition of the resort itself. The Flamingo is close e nough to w here the other resort used t o be t hat I assumed t hat the Flamingo p erhaps s hared owners. I w as t otally a nd completely w rong: t he F lamingo is t otally not w hat I expected. I spent an a fternoon t here a f ew w eeks ago, and I really e njoyed myself. One of the bartenders, Jake, showed me around the resort a nd I quickly r ealized t hat this is unlike the old resort (with which they are not aff iliated). The i nside bars a s ports bar, t he main b ar the restaurant, and the Blu Room all have a di ff erent vibe, as do the outside bars t he H urricane, leather a nd C abana bars. The Blu Room is w here t he F lamingo has their S aturday drag show; the dining rooms r attan a nd bamboo decor gives the restaurant an intimate safari-type vibe. The L eather b ar called the Code B ar and has a back-alley industrial feel that's pretty m uch perfect for a leather b ar The space used t o be a laundry room, and there s really nothing more a ppropriate for the Code B ar i t feels a b it like a hardened set from R ent. T he H urricane Bar i s a popular watering hole during t he S unday tea dance, a lthough the ever -popular C abana Bar just b eyond the pool i s always open and attending to a c rowd of all ages a nd orientations ( as i s the rest of the resort). I h adn't thought a bout t he food much, but t he n ew h ead chef, Jared, made s ure I w as w ell fed. Jake a nd I s ampled our way through chicken C ordon Bleu B alls w ith a s picy boom sauce and sweet and spicy Asian c hicken tenders. The tenders w ere a special t he n ight I v isited, but I understand they're thinking of adding the dish to the new menu. Jared is creating new dishes for the menu, like the Fire Island Ta co Salad s erved in a h ard flour t ortilla s hell, although they're keeping old favorites, t oo. One of the things t hey're k eeping is t heir c lassic club sandwich, which comes with c rispy sweet potato fries (or another side) and a more-thangenerous helping of turkey breast. W e finished by sharing a p ound of a mazingly tender prime rib, g arlic m ashed potatoes, and steamed a nd s easoned fresh vegetables. T he k itchen opens Monday through Thursday at 4 p .m., but F riday through Sunday they open at 11 a .m. to s erve brunch. L est you think it's all about food, take a look at t he w eekly specials t hat don't relate to food. Tu esday nights the bar packs out w ith p eople singing karaoke; people show u p in stetson hats a nd c owboy b oots for line dancing on O utlaw Fridays. S aturday a fternoon's Glass Pool P arty i s for the girls, a nd it's actually i n the main d ining room w ith s pecial guest b artenders but m ake sure t o stay for the 11 p.m. Cabaret i n the Blu Room. We dnesday nights from 8 until midnight, you can play free poker for prizes. For $10 on Thursday nights after 9 p.m. you can drink all the wells you can h andle (if you're fussy a bout y our vodka or have a nother f avorite liquor don't w orry you c an get all-you-can-drink calls for $15). Not a night o wl but s till enjoy a couple of drinks? All the Flamingo bars h ave two-for -one drinks from 1 1 a.m. u ntil 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. O n Sunday the Flamingo continues the tradition of t he ever -popular tea d ance. S undays get busy around three, so get there early for $10 S outhern Comfort bucket or $1.50 draft beer W e've talked a lot about the food and drink, but the resort includes shops a nd hotel rooms on p ar with a ny t ravel accommodation in t he a rea as t he t hird larg est gay resort in t he c ountry, t he F lamingo gets p lenty of out-of-town traf fic, a nd they're a solid c hoice for lodging i f you have holiday c ompany and no extra bed. O f course, i f you find you've e njoyed the bars a b it too much, they're af fordable enough to grab a room for the night. T he pool lights up with every color the rainbo w, and even if you're not s taying you can u se it until the bars c lose a t 3 in the morning. T he s hops include a h air salon, a free, ASAP-sponsored HIV testing, jewelry shop, art g allery and a T ouch of O z gift shop. Stop by the Flamingo for l unch, a drink with friends, shopping, or to meet new friends.Paid AdvertisementBy Cathy Salustri The Flamingo Resort g 727-321-5000 FlamingoFLA.com Find us on Facebook the Flamingo Resort The Flamingo Resort g727-321-5000FlamingoFLA.com Find us on Facebook the Flamingo ResortThe Flamingo Resort The Name is A ll Thats the Same at the Flamingo

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56 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Appliance Repair BEFORE YOU TOSS IT-Call us!! We specialize in major appliance repair, as well as electrical services. Range, dishwasher, washers/ dryers, etc. Same or next day service. 15 years experience. EPA Certied. Lic. ER13012312. 727-433-1349. Lewiselectricalsolutions.com 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 DEPENDABLE CAREGIVERIm a kind, positive woman who can assist with all daily needs, errands, meals, etc. Licensed CNA, 727-902-8836.CHILD CARE ENROLLMENT SPECIALLindas Day Care, Home Early Childhood Educator is now taking January 2012 Enrollment for School Readiness two months ve years old. Free Registration, Free Meals, Free Curriculum Kit. For Additional Information Contact us at 727-323-8622. Linda Owner/director. Visit our website at www.idcheducator.com STAY OUT OF A NURSING HOMEBay Area Care Offers Live-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Lic. 5969. Call 727-424-1979.PIANO/VOICE LESSONSSt. Petersburg Area. My Studio or Your Home. I was a Professional Pianist in NYC. Adults or Children. Coaching for Singers Too. 727-498-7211. GUITAR LESSONS-Gift of Music is Forever. All Levels/Ages-Prices to Suit the Economy. Instructor Experienced w/References 727565-8717. Cleaning/Housekeeping CARPET CLEANINGRepairs, ReStretching, Sales & Service. Carl 727-460-7153. 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 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. NATURALLY HOUSEPROUDResidential Cleaning Services. Natural plant based 100% biodegradable cleaning products used. Houses, condos, apartments & rentals. 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. 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. HOUSEKEEPING BY MICHELLE-Top Notch Affordable Service. Free Estimates. Will Work with Anyone. 727-289-2811 727-222-8651. 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. We Dont Cut Corners... We Clean Them!Lisas Cleaning, ChildCare, Pet/Plant Care. License #2557 References. Free Estimates. 727-898-2474. Computer Service COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, reasonable rates. PC and Apple Literate. Call Bob 727-656-0435. Accounting Classes/Tutoring Cleaning/Housekeeping

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 57 TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac).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 AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653.B&B ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONSWe Have the Solutions to Your Electrical Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Breakers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-546-7047 EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392.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.HOLIDAY SPECIALS 20% OFFHandyman 35yrs Experience, Multi-Skilled. Small Jobs Okay. Pressure Washing, Light Hauling, Lowest Rates. Free Estimates. Seniors & Veterans Discounts. Call Larry 727327-7177. MR. FIXIT HOME HANDYMAN SERVICENo Job too Big or Small. Reasonable, Reliable, References. Senior Discount. Lawn Services Also. 727-906-6984. LICENSED HANDYMAN-Strong, Reliable. Available Small Movesn Pick-ups (interior/ exterior) Trash Removal n More. Car Wash, Simonize, Detail 727-565-8717 Say What you Want to Pay. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. Heat/Air Conditioning Computer Service Handy Person Heat/Air Conditioning PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.

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58 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357. RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Window Screens, Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurricane Windows/Screens, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-4300. RX11066857. A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Specialists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996.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. Lawn/Landscape TREE REMOVALBig or Small. Trimming, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Hauling. Licensed. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. BW LAWN SERVICEDid Growing Season Leave Your Property Out of Control? Call BW Lawn Care Now and Get it Cleaned-up Today! 727-709-9222. Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement Home Improvement PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 59 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. EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312. DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting 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 LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. 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. CUSTOM FRAME SHOP-and Gallery in South Pasadena. 32yrs. Same Location. Owner Retiring. Beautiful Setting. $40K No Negotiating! Jack. 727-344-2202. Help Wanted TEAM LEADERS NEEDED-With Leadership Skills and Lots of Incentives. Clean Drivers License, Excellent Rate of Pay. 727-363-1074. WAITRESS FT/PTApply Within, Nicks Family Restaurant. 5701 Central Ave., St. Pete. BECOME A FOREVER YOUNG-Charity Dancer and Calender Boy. Call 727-360-4406. CLEANING PEOPLE-Needed for HouseCleaning Company, P/T Days. 1yr. Experience, Good Pay. Must have Transportation. Call 727-743-0701. Moving/Hauling Business Opportunity Lawn/Landscape SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Plumbing

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60 Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 WAYCOOL CONSIGNS XMAS GIFTSAntiques & Collectables. We Upholster & Repair Furniture, Gobbs of Porcelain Miniatures & Antique Baby Furniture. 6820 46th Ave. N. 727-459-6937. Automotive 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. 1996 LINCOLN TOWNCAR-New Tires, Brakes, Leather Interior, Ice Cold Air, Comfortable Ride. $1595. Call Annie at 727-7437355.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 Cycles/Scooters Furniture/Appliances FACIAL & MASSAGE BEDAlso Five Dioptor Magnifying Lamp w/castors. $250/Both. 727686-3074. General 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. TWO 15 DRIVE SERIES-Crunch Subwoofers. Asking $170. 727-709-2774. COACHMAN POP-UP CAMPER-05, Clean, Sleeps 4pp. $3500. 727-343-9309. BAR-B-Q GRILLS-Gas w/shelves, includes full tank, $50. Webber round charcoal w/lid. $35 Both excellent condition. Near Gulfport. 727-432-0523 GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTED5 Folding, Extra Decorations, Household & Decorative Items. $25. 727-688-3149.LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297. 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. 2009 OLD TOWN TANDEM-Kayak with Carlise Paddles and Cover. Sunburst Color, like New. $700. 727-384-4907. Health & Fitness NEW DELUXE FOLDING WHEELCHAIR$100. Deluxe Height Extension Folding Walker w/Seat, $50. Toilet Extension Seat w/Arms. $15. 727-688-3149. Marine 16K BOAT LIFTS BLIND PASS MARINAFast Gulf Access, Trailer Storage, Live-Aboard Wet Slips Available. Boat/Jet Ski Rentals Call 360-4281. WET SLIPS AVAILABLE-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. 4 Slips Left. 727-641-6465. 19 FOOT ODAYMariner. (1970) Sailboat. 2 window cabin, good sails, newer trailer. $1050. As is. 727-319-4752 or 727-867-8111. Wanted LOCAL COLLECTOR WILL PAY CASH-for Your Gun Collection. Also Looking for Martin & Gibson Guitars. Prompt, Discreet Senior will Drive to You to Purchase. 727-804-2381. ALWAYS BUYING COINSSilver Jewelry/Silver items or broken Gold/Silver items, Small Collectibles. 15 year Trusted Gabber Advertiser. John Sutorius 727-667-4598. COLLECTIBLES & THRIFTSElectronics, Baby, Gifts & More! Now Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9:30-4:30. 5226 Gulfport Blvd. S. FLEA MARKET 5501 27TH AVE. S.-(Senior Center) Friday, December 2, 9am-Noon. 4534 21ST AVE. S.-Saturday 9-5pm. Computer w/printer $75, large ofce printer HP w/cartridges. Womens, teen girls, little girls, young mens and little boys clothes and shoes. Jeans, pants, dresses, shorts. Purses, lamps, deep freezer, blankets, sheet sets, etc. TI graphic calculator. 4100 50TH ST. N.-Sat. & Sun. 8am.-? Good Stuff! COME AND SEE!-You might nd what you need! Furniture, Christmas items, baby items, Surfboard & lots more! Saturday, 3762 18th Ave. N. SATURDAY 8:30-1:30-2501 56th St. S. (corner of 25th Ave.) Bric-a-Brac, Collectibles, Clothing, Costume Jewelry, Books. CLEARANCEMost Items 50%-75% Off. $1 Bargain Rack. Eileens Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Open Tue-Sat10-3p.m. FRIDAY & SAT.-5401 12th Ave. So. Professional foosball table, commercial lawn mower, assorted clothing, household items, toys & tools. FRIDAY & SATURDAY8:30am-3:30pm. 5925 4th Ave. So. 2 Family Sale. Lots of Good Stuff! SHOP AND TASTE!Sunday, December 4th. 10a.m. Variety of items and Food! 1767 40th St. S. RUMMAGE SALE-at Beth Sholom. Thur 12/8, Fri. 12/9 & Sun. 12/11 1844 54th St. S., Gulfport, 8am. There will be no sale Sat the Jewish Sabbath. Everything from clothing, collectibles, toys, books, furniture, housewares, tools, art work, decorative items and more! CARPORT/HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE SALETown Shores Ivanhoe Bldg. Sat. 12/3, 9a.m.1p.m. Holiday Items, Household Furnishings, Special Rafes Too. Dont Miss This One! Coffee, Donuts, Bake Sale, Hot Dogs & Soda. Come for Breakfast, Stay for Lunch. TOWN SHORES GROTON-5940 30th Ave. S. Sat. Dec. 3rd 8am. SATURDAY ONLY8-Noon. 2626 57th St. S. Collectibles, Costume jewelry, books, Lots of Misc!. VERY reasonable. 2707 54ST S.-Friday and Saturday, 8-2p.m. Glassware, dolls, clothes, furniture, misc. Antiques General Yard/Garage Sale

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Gabber December 1 December 7, 2011 61 Real Estate for Rent GULFPORT 4BR/1.5BA-Open rooms, Huge Storage room. $900/Mo. Also 3BR/1BA near Bartlett Park $750/Mo. CHA. WALTON REALTY 727-458-3613. 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. PRIVATE GARDEN STUDIO-Microwave Cooking. All Utilities Including Cable/Internet. Semi Furnished/Unfurnished, Bus, Single Only. No Pets/Smoking. $550/Mo. 9th Ave./49th St. 727-321-6531. PASADENA3br/1-1/2 Ba. $920/mo., Water included. 2BR/1Ba., Inside utility, $750/ mo. 1BR, Water included $600/mo. St. Pete Beach, Efciency $585/mo. 727-345-7036 GULFPORT TOWNHOUSE-in Beach/Art District. Corner unit. Perfect for Professional or Senior. Large 1BR with orida room. Covered Carport, Walk out to Garden. $699Mo. 727323-3028. ST. PETE, 4TH ST. & 62ND AVE.-1BR/1BA, Completely Renovated, Laminate Flooring, New Bath, Freshly Painted, W/Parking, Pool, New Appliances, Asking $700/Mo. +Hydro P/ Mo. Available Dec. or Jan. Pls Reply to lrisi@trebnet.com VERY SPACIOUS-1BR/1BA Apt. $575/Mo. C/H/A, W/S/G, Laundry. Seniors Welcome. Small Quiet Complex Centrally Located. Non Smoking. Private Parking 727-360-4054. 5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.-2BR/1BA. $625/ Mo., plus $625/Security. Parking. 727-7100776. 5159 6TH AVE. S.3BR/1.5BA, C/H/A, New Kitchen w/built-in micro & dishwasher. $845/ Mo & Security. Clean! 813-404-9202. FUTURE HOME REALTY. BEAUTIFUL TOWN SHORES55+, 1BR/1BA, Florida Room, Pool, 6th Floor. Annual $650/ Mo. Includes Cable, Hot Water, Gas (Cooking). Call 727-345-0993. CHATEAU TOWER MANY UNITSFor Sale and Rent. Fabulous and very secured community in South Pasadena. Call Shirley Madden, LAND OF LIBERTE REALTY for Info. 727492-7643. 1BR/1BA DUPLEXwith New Paint & Carpet. Private Front Porch, Large Backyard. 4942 14th Ave. So. $600/Mo. No Dogs. 708-7058427. 4554 25TH AVE. S.2BR/1BA/1CG, Lovely Home w/New Paint & Carpet. $850/Mo. plus Deposit. Call 239-218-3177 or 239-898-9494. RENT TO OWN MOBILE HOME-55+. 2BR/1.5BA, Corner Lot with Large Porch. $400/Mo. plus Purchase Option. St. Petersburg 727-744-3500. 7411 41ST AVE N. -2BR/1BA house. Wood oors, CHA, large fenced yard. Nice. First, last & security.$875/mo. 727-347-4400. 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. 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. KAYAKING ANYONE?-Access to Clam Bayou Nature Park. Gated Community on 40 Lush Acres. Beautiful 2BR/2BA +Den Condo. 1400sqft. Garage, Large Swimming Pool. $950/Mo. 727-360-7190. 2BR/1BA HOUSE58th St. & 3rd Ave. N. Appliances Included. C/H/A, Fenced Yard. $850 deposit, $850/Mo. 727-641-6773. LAYLOW BUNGALOWS-Gulfport. 2/1s from $695/mo & 1/1s from $595/mo. Pets Ok. 727742-5140. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Handyman, Secretary, Housekeeper. Possible live-ins. 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 GULFPORT DUPLEX-Large 1BR Overlooking Park. CHA, No Pets, Prefer Non-smoker, $650/Mo. includes WSG. $650 Security. 727322-0191. Lv. msg. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. REDINGTON BEACH RARE FINDParadise can be yours with this 2/1 home for rent Only $2000, newer kitchen, replace, patio. Call Cindi Theodoros, LAND OF LIBERTE REAT LY for info. 727-366-6199. 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. STUDIO APT. GULFPORT-(15th Ave. S. & 54th St.), partially furn., private entrance/patio. Newer, nice. Electric/water included. $560/mo. +sec. deposit. 727-388-9555. Furnished Rentals GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-Furnished 1br/1ba, mini kitchen. Utilities included. Close to shops, beach & bus. $500/Mo. plus Security. Gentlemen Preferred. 727-345-1869. GULFRONT ST. PETE BEACHLido Condo. Large 2 or 3BR, 2Ba. Balcony, Heated pool, Seasonal rental, 90 day min. Starts at $3000/ mo plus. Ralstons Realty 727-367-6702 STUDIO APT. FOR RENT-$600/Mo. Includeds Utilities. Completely Remodeled. Nice Neighborhood near Stetson. 1st/last & Security. 727-415-2992 or 727-424-9269. 1BR -Mobile Home $450/Mo. Looking for Good Tenants. 727-410-6599. Accommodations to Share UPSTAIRS LARGE BDRS Furnished. Share Kitchen & Bath, Close to Bus & Shopping. Backyard use. 727-434-2161. HOME TO SHARE-Furnished, Cable, Concrete Parking, Washer/Dryer, Fenced Property, Utilities Included. No Smoking, Security Deposit, $110/Wk. Neat & Clean. 727-323-1039. Real Estate Wanted 1BR FURNISHEDNear Beach, Library. Last 2 weeks February. Could lead to long term next year. Call 413-739-7034. Happy Talk GULFPORT ARTS DISTRICT2BR/1BA +Fl. Room. Lovely Large 2nd oor Apt. in Quiet Duplex. W/D Hook-up Available Now. $795/ Mo. 727-289-3826. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent

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