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Title: Gabber
Portion of title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: 12-15-2011
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
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No. 2236 December 15 December 21, 2011 So49.Org donates $5,000 to All ChildrensWalter Dill (So49 Secretary) Jeri Reed (So49 President) Stephanie Hall (Director, ACH Foundation) and Rick Smith (So49 Treasurer) The 49th Street South Business Association, also known as So49.org, has donated $5,000 to All Childrens Hospital, the money culled from the organizations highly successful Tangerine Blues Fest. So49.org, consisting of independent businesses along 49th Street South in Gulfport and St. Petersburg, increased its donation from $1,200 in 2010. Organizers are grateful to their sponsors the City of St. Petersburg, City of Gulfport and Gulfport Chamber of Commerce as well as the many volunteers who gave their time. So49.org will present its $5,000 check on the Childrens Miracle Network Telethon in June. Gulfport Council Race is OnBy Cathy Salustri Four Gulfport residents will compete for two seats on the city council. Ward One, currently represented by David Hastings, has two contenders councilman Hastings and Dan Liedtke. Mr. Hastings is an accountant. Mr. Liedtke and his wife own a consulting business. Both contenders live in the Pasadena Yacht and Country Club. James Perry will run against the Ward Three incumbent, Jennifer Salmon. Dr. Salmon lists four sources of income on her qualifying paperwork: promoting the arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall, social security, her salary as a councilmember, and Eckerd College. Mr. Perry owns his own business and earns his living as a Voters in both those districts will choose their representative on Tuesday, March 13. Councilmembers serve two-year terms and earn $7,200 per year.Three Cheers for ChristmasSierra Chatterton, a late addition to the St. John Vianney cheerleaders, practices her cheers. In preperation of St. Pete Beachs holiday parade, the parade-makers put Almost 60 girls from St. John Vianneys their pom-poms and practiced their smiles as they waited for the parade to start.

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4 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 City Board Positions Available The City of Gulfport is accepting applications from residents to serve on various city boards. Positions open are: one member Gulfport Employees Pension Board term of appointment four years and one alternate member position Planning and Zoning Board/Local Planning Agency term of appointment two years. Applications may be obtained at City Hall or online at mygulfport. us. under Departments, City Clerk. For further information, please 893-1012. Revised Ballot Mailing Schedule On December 15, the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections will mail approximately 1,000 ballots to absent military and overseas voters requested to date for the January 31, 2012 Presidential Preference Primary. State law requires ballots for absent military and overseas voters to be mailed at least 45 days prior to an election. Absent military and overseas voters include all active-duty military, their spouses and dependents, currently absent from their places of residence; and civilians who are U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. Additional mail ballot requests To request a mail ballot, visit www. votepinellas.com, call 727-464-VOTE (464-8683), or email absentee@ votepinellas.com. Daily ballot requests and ballot mailing updates are posted to the Supervisor of Elections Web site, www.votepinellas.com, under the Current Elections tab, once mailings begin. Montessori School Donates to LibraryST. PETE BEACH Montessori By the Sea school donated $500 to the St. Pete Beach library. The money came from the proceeds from this

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Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 5 Christmas Potluck Dinner Tonight 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 Zone 1 Crime Watch Pot Luck All Neighbors living in the Zone 1 Crime Watch area are invited to the 3rd Annual Holiday Pot Luck to be held Saturday, December 17th from 5-7 p.m. The address is 1513 Gray Street S. Please bring a covered dish or dessert to share and enjoy the camaraderie with your fellow neighbors during this special time of year. For more information or to join the Zone 1 Crime Watch e-mail list, send contact information to: Stevenkarbowski@msn.com. Free Family Movie Day The Gulfport Public Library is offering a free family movie day on Saturday, December 17th, starting at 11 a.m. Movies include The Grinch Who Stole Christmas [G] at 11 a.m., then Rango at 11:30 a.m. followed by Cowboys and Aliens [PG-13]. the Library. For more information, call 727-893-1074.

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6 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 Boats into Burgers: Gulfport Employee Appreciation Program Sam Rivera, the citys Information Technology director, coordinated this years appreciation luncheon at Scout Hall. When the city disposes of derelict boats, Bob and Louie Worthington harvest the lead in the keels and sell whatever else remains of value on the vessel, according to Rivera. That money goes into the employee appreciation, Rivera said. This past Friday, Worthingtons labor: hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken wings, Bob Worthington prepares burgers for Gulfports employee luncheon. First Annual Ornament Exchange on Saturday Grab your friends and warm your hearts for the holidays on Saturday, December 17th from 3-6 p.m. at the Gulfport Arts Center, 2726 54th Street S. in Gulfport for the First Annual City of Imagination/Gulfport Arts Center Ornament Exchange. You can bring a handmade ornament, a retired favorite or a commercial one which will be exchanged through the objectivity and magic of numbers. If you also want to join the friendly competition (complete with prizes) that ornament must be handcrafted. The judges will be all who bring ornaments. They will be treats and maybe even some spontaneous caroling. Artists may also bring their handcrafted ornaments to sell on the Arts Center Community table. Chamber wants you to Shop Locally Tis the seasonto shop locally. The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce joins the campaign to focus on local businesses this retailers to help you with your gift list. Theyll even put it in a gift bag, and add a tag-your shopping is all wrapped up! Gulfport Boulevard S. M-F, 9-3 or call 344-3711 to get a list of participating Chamber businesses.

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Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 9 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.Corey Fresh Market The new Corey Fresh Market on Corey Avenue will host Lindy Romez with her Healing Through The Beautiful Sounds of Music this Sunday, the 18th. The market runs 9 a.m. 2 p.m. and Lindy will perform 10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Lindys music is a journey through smooth jazz landscapes while navigating the backstreets of Latin countrysides and new age vistas. Corey Fresh Market provides the freshest produce around, local craft vendors, foods and specialties. Corey merchants also open during market hours providing a leisurely day of shopping, dining and fun. Free admission and parking and located just off Gulf Blvd in downtown St. Pete Beach. Call 727-498-8778 or visit www.coreyave.com.

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10 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 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.Seeking Donations for the HomelessGULFPORTA collection site has been established for donations of shoes, socks, jackets and blankets to be distributed to homeless individuals and families in Pinellas County. Y Not Ministries, a Gulfport youth services group, is organizing the collection. New and gently used items can be dropped off at T and Me Tea Company, 2908 Beach Blvd. S. in Gulfports Art Village Courtyard. Donations will be accepted through December 23rd and items will be distributed on Christmas Eve. For more information, contact Tania Morrison-Clark at 727-331-9262 or email tandmeteacompany@aol.com.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 15 December 21, 2011 11 Christmas Duck? Sally Rozelle gets to know Peking, the therapy duck in training. Peking spent the day at Gulfports Holiday Hoopla. Pekings owners hoped to raise money to get Peking licensed as a therapy duck. Celebrate New Years at the Casino Ballroom! Dance into 2012 at the Historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom at 5500 Shore Blvd. S. on Saturday, December 31. The doors open 7:30 p.m. and dancing is from 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Tampa Bays well known variety dance band, Caliente will be performing dance music through the decades. Other goodies include snacks, prizes, party favors, dance demonstrations and a champagne toast. Full cash bar will have all of your favorite drinks on hand. Tickets are $22 and are available at the Casino Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 727-893-1070. Advance reservations are suggested. Community Center Seeks Instructors ST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatic Complex, 7701 Boca Ciega to teach a variety of programs such as youth gymnastics, cheerleading, and classes. Becoming a contracted instructor is a great way to grow your own business without any overhead or to turn your hobby into extra income. For more information, contact Mandy Edmunds at 727363-9245 or a.edmunds@stpetebeach. org.

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12 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 In Store Christmas Specials Daily! CTK needs Boys Jackets and Coats Imagine waiting for the bus, its cold out and you dont have a jacket. Clothes To Kids has an immediate need for elementary school boys jackets sizes large and X-large and young mens jackets in all sizes. Please help us keep our students warm by donating new or gently used jackets and coats to a Clothes To Kids store near you today! Cash donations are always welcome to purchase other needed clothing items. Donations accepted M-F, 9-5, at 3251 3rd Ave N, Ste. 145, St. Petersburg, 33713 or 1059 N. Hercules Ave, Clearwater, 33765 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. Sculptural Welding Course Starts Tonight Today is the last chance to register for the new 12-hour Sculptural Welding class at the Industrial Arts Center December 15-18. This in-depth basic class is limited to only four students ages 12 to adult. Students will make one or more This beginning course is designed as an introduction to the techniques necessary to explore this medium, says Schork, who will be opening the Schork-Munsell Studios 2 in Gulfport in mid-December. The Industrial Arts Center is located at 2902 A Beach Boulevard South in the Gulfport Art Village Courtyard. For more information, call the IAC at 727-289-9365 or visit www.IndustrialArtsCenter.org. Let Save Our Strays Wrap your Gifts Save Our Strays volunteers will be on hand at Sears, Tyrone Mall, to decorate presents for donations for its animals in need. Dates include this weekend -Friday, December 16, through Sunday, December 18 -and the following weekend -Thursday, December 22 through Saturday, December 24. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. except for the stores December 24th closing at 6 p.m. The groups creative wrappers will be set up inside Sears near the stores escalators at Tyrone Mall in St. Petersburg. Single Seniors to Meet The Senior Singles Friendship Club meets every Monday at 4:30 p.m. at different restaurants in the St. Petersburg area. This gives a person the chance to meet new friends, enjoy conversation and they dont have to eat alone. Please call Estella at 548-9181 or Mary at 688-9270.

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Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 13 Photos with Santa at Enoch Davis Center ST. PETERSBURGHere comes Santa! Visit Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Avenue S. on December 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Infants to children 11 years of age are invited to visit with Santa and receive one complimentary holiday photograph with him. Additional photographs will be available for purchase. Please call the Enoch Davis Center at 727893-7134 for more information. Casting Call Aint Retirement Grand, a proven successful musical revue is seeking a strong male singer/actor to replace a leaving cast member. Join seasoned cast for solos, duets and ensemble work. Paid performances consist of share of receipts after expenses. Show is a compilation of short skits and songs about retirement. It has played to sold out houses all over Florida. The run includes mostly local bookings starting this spring (February 2012). Call Gil Perlroth (author/composer) for interview and audition at 727343-8560. 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, December 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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14 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 Letters Whats Wrong, you having a bad day! Dear Editor: The Code my place and took stuff out of my back yard. How can he do that? How could this happen, didnt you have any warning. I got a notice that my grass was too tall, that there were construction materials lying around and that I had golf car parts in my back yard. The reinspection date was Thanksgiving, and by then the grass had been mowed, the wood picked up and I left the golf car parts where they were in my backyard. But Thursday, according to my neighbors the CEO and a crew came to my house and hauled off my golf car body that was in my back yard, mowed down all my lilies growing by the side of my garage and mowed down all my wild curb (I might add legally allowed in GP) into a foot from the street. I feel violated as I conformed to the code violation requests and yet the CEO still felt compelled to come to my property, bring along a crew and clean up my property. First off I could not understand how a golf car body in my back yard could be a violation or any of his business since he is supposed to keep the neighborhood tidy and my back yard should be off limits. But it goes further back than that. The CEO and I never hit it off as buddies. In actuality, probably the reverse is true. He developed a close to vengeful relationship with me. He could always spot when those few strands of grass would struggle between the rocks in my rock yard. He knew exactly when my car tags expired and even marked them before the state said the renewals were due (only once though). In 2005, he told me the daisies and grasses growing over the curb were in violation of city ordinance. I protested, because there is no such ordinance in Gulfport, and after reluctantly agreeing with me, the Community Development Department submitted just such an ordinance to the city council. Subsequently the proposed ordinance was defeated and yet the CEO continued to violate others in ordinance. The CEO is what got me involved in city politics. His injustices were pointed out by me to the city council whenever I got word that the CEO had been over zealous in his violation curriculum. This is what representative democracy is all about. But his attention to me did not wane with time, on the contrary it increased. When I opened a business in Gulfport, he never failed to tell me when things werent quite right around the store. Finally due to the economy and lack of business I moved my shop to Seminole. I continued to do business with my Gulfport customers from my shop in Seminole. my Gulfport customers and told them that if they continued to do business with me they would be given code violations. The customer demanded his car back that I had in for repairs, for they did not want to have to deal with code violations. That is when I knew that the attention would never stop and that being active in the city was not helping the situation one bit. The CEO had proved to me that he was willing to win at all costs and a subsequent conversation with he supported the CEOs actions and things werent likely to change. So for over a year and a half I have done everything possible to remain below the radar, the CEO continued his surveillance of my property and would stop whenever he saw me in front of the house to talk about one violation or another that I was accused of. I remember one particular day when he pointed out to me a code violation and when I asked him why he didnt bother one of my neighbors across the street who had a code violation in plain view, he told me we dont want to piss him off. After I found out about the CEO taking my golf car body, I went paper with my name address and phone number on it. Within minutes the receptionist says I need to go talk to code enforcement about this. Did I miss something here? So here I am requesting help from our police department and they send me to the people responsible for taking my property. I called the city attorney and asked him two questions. First I asked what law gave the CEO the right to come into my back yard. Secondly I asked him what law gave him the right to take my personal possessions. He told me both were legal activities and I asked him to email me the laws. He said he would. He emailed second question. The city attorney cited Gulfport Code section 12-6.1. Which reads: the city designated to enforce the provisions of this article shall have full authority to enter in or upon any property in which a violation of this article is suspected, as provided by law. I looked up another law that seems section. United States Constitution Amendment 4 which states: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. So which is it citizens of Gulfport, will we continue to live by code section 12-6.1 or the other lesser known law? The city council should be ashamed of what is happening to some of the people in town who are on the CEOs hit list. And my neighbors say that my house looks no better or no worse than before the CEOs crew worked over my property. SO WHAT WAS THE POINT?Jim Greenwald

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18 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club The Christmas luncheon at the Neptune Grill in downtown Gulfport was a delightful occasion. Many thanks to the staff for taking such good care of us. Thanks also to those who brought gifts for the Boca Ciega Center; the presents are very much appreciated by the residents as, for many, these are the only gifts they receive. The January 12th bus trip to the Morse Museum in Winter Park is fast approaching. So far about 20 people have signed up to view the Tiffany Glass collection. The bus holds 32 will be cancelled. 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 15th. It is not necessary to be a garden club member to go on the trip. For more information, call Joyce McMahon (321-9029). Plans call for the bus to leave from the Senior Center on January 12th at 9 a.m.; please park in the library parking lot.

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Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 19 The Gabs Whats your favorite Christmas cookie?Carolyn Cook, Tacoma, Washington: Beside my grandmothers Christmas cookies, Italian pignoli. Tiffany Anderson-Taylor, Gulfport: Pizzelle. Rhonda Riccio, Wesley Chapel: Theyre Italian cookies Im not sure what theyre called. They have frosting and sprinkles. Patti Jagisch, St. Petersburg: Snickerdoodles.

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20 Gabber December 15 December 21, 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 15 December 21, 2011 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Living Christmas Tree Production Park Place Wesleyan, 4400 70th Avenue N. in Pinellas Park, continues their Living Christmas Tree Production through December 19th. Event features a 24-foot high Living Christmas Tree combined with classic and new Christmas songs. Admission is free, nursery is provided. Call 727-526-3674 or visit www.ppwc.org for show times.

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22 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 Players Audition for An Inspector Calls The Gulfport Community Players will be holding auditions for a J. B. Priestley drama entitled, An Inspector Calls, on Monday, January 2nd and Tuesday, Janurary 3rd. The auditions will be held at 7 p.m. at the Players Back Door Theater located at 1619 49th Street S. in Gulfport. It is suggested that you show up a little audition form. Robert Colwell will be the director for this intriguing 3-act drama that takes place on a single night in 1912. Robert will need three females, ages 23 to 60, and four males, ages 18 to 65. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. All interested people are urged to try out for a part, regardless of their level of experience. The play focuses on the prosperous middle-class Birling family, who get a surprise visit from a man calling himself Inspector Goole. The Inspector questions the family about the suicide of a young workingclass woman named Eva Smith. As the family is interrogated, it comes to light that this family has been responsible for the young womans exploitation, abandonment, and social ruin, effectively leading to her death. But, there is a bit of a twist at the very end of the play! This play has long been considered part of the repertory of classic drawing room theater and has been hailed as a scathing critique of the hypocrisies of Victorian/Edwardian English society. The play will run at the Hickman Theater from March 1st through March 11. Drop on by the Back Door Theater and try out for a part! Feline Adopters Needed LARGOSPCA Tampa Bay is bringing back its free adult cat (1-year+) adoption special this holiday season. Adopters pay only a $10 microchip fee. Kittens are adopt-one-get-one for the regular $45 fee. Adoption value includes vaccinations (including rabies), spaying or neutering, 30-day free pet insurance, and a free Cat Talk Class, a crash course in frisky feline behavior. Adoption specials good through 2011. Preview adoptables online at www. SPCATampaBay.org.

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24 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 This Weekend at the IAC This weekend brings more opportunities to gift yourself and someone you love at the Industrial Arts Center. This is a wonderful time of year to give yourself the gift of learning a new artistic medium and create a one-of-a-kind glass art gift for a loved one while youre at it. Gulfports community hot shop will be open Friday night, December 16 for the monthly Glass Blowing Ladies Night, from 6-10 p.m. The Kids Art Club starts at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, December 17. After a break, the IAC glass blowing team will return Saturday night for the Gulfport Art Walk. The Fun with Hot Glass all day workshop follows on Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information about any of these classes visit www. IndustrialArtsCenter.org or call 727289-9365. Stretch and Tone Returns in January Stretch and Tone will be back in January at the Gulfport Recreation Center. Come check out this fun class full of great people lead by Jean. Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10 a.m. The fee will be $3 for each class. Bring mat and light weights. Call John at 893-1079 with questions. This Weeks Solution

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Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 25 Eat at the Gulfport Senior CenterSenior Center Snack BarCome see our new menu for Breakfast and Lunch Items. Room also available for small luncheon meetings (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) 5501 27 Avenue S. in GulfportSPCA Pet of the Week Meet Calvin! This cuddly orange tabby is a year and a half. He loves to stay busy. Play should be his middle name; his last name should be yours! Calvin is looking for a family that wants a very fast, playful and intelligent cat. Adop tion fee waived through December. Take him home for just a $10 microchip fee. SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N. in Largo. Preview more adorable felines in need of homes: www.SPCATampaBay.org. Ray is a happy 2-year-old male Dachshund mix. He loves to be around other dogs his size and look cute for the camera. Ray has lots of energy and enjoys a good game of fetch with his toys. When hes tired, this sweet boy will snuggle into your lap for a snooze. He would do best in a home without small children. To meet Ray or his adoptable friends, 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 Noel is a pure white young cat with gorgeous blue eyes. She has a twin sister named Merry that has exquisite green eyes. The pair was adopted as kittens a year ago and recently returned due to their familys allergies. Noel is quite the charmer. She shows her content by kneading a lot even at cats and dogs. Noel hopes that she and Merry can continue to chill out together as they have never been separated. Call foster Mom at 727 545-1116 to come see Noel and Merry. Save Our Strays Lithuanian Christmas Bazaar Today, December 15th, the Lithuanian-American Club is holding an ethnic Lithuanian Christmas Bazaar at 4880 46th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg beginning at 11 a.m. Event features ethnic homemade baked goods, straw ornaments, amber jewelry and decorations as well as imported Lithanian alcohol and beer will be available to purchase. At 1 p.m. the club will serve its Thursday luncheon of Cepelinai (potato meat dumplings) with bacon and sour cream. Dessert and coffee are included in the $7 price. Call Vida at 866-7936. All are welcome.

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26 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 By Holiday Mathis The early week brings the disorienting sensation of wandering in the dark, as the nights leading up to the longest night of the year can have a kind of blindfolding effect. You might enjoy this time as a child enjoys a game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey. December 21 brings the winter solstice, a time to celebrate the joyous return of the light. The Capricorn solar journey will remind us how important it is to keep striving toward the sun. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). When you heed the whispering wind, your wanderings often bring fantastic serendipity. However, there are weeks like this one when the wind doesnt seem to be telling you anything in particular and youd rather have a good plan. So youll carefully plot your intentions, and CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Having compassion for others helps you live peaceably. Turning that compassion toward yourself will make you resilient, strong and able to deal more easily with the setbacks that are a normal part of the human condition. Youll enjoy your experience as you move through the ups and downs baggage-free. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Youll do what you do for the love of it. There may be money involved motivator for you. What really excites your activities. The more you commit yourself the more beauty keeps showing up. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Some say humans can see about 10 million different colors. Others say the changes depending on its viewing condition and who is observing it. This week brings colors youve never seen before, and youll enjoy the changing scenery. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You understand what it means to be committed to your passions. In order to say yes to your goals, you have to say no quite a lot to the things that are not in line with them. New inspiration comes into your life this week that motivates you to continue to choose in favor of your dreams. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It takes a certain amount of planning to expand your mind. Youll investigate two topics of interest in particular over the course of the week. Consider participating in related gatherings and discussions in the new year. Not only will you make friends there, but it wont be long before youre a star of the scene. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Youll stretch in a way you can be proud of this week. At times, you may wonder whether the discomfort you feel is worth the effort. Your fellow Gemini said it best: Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing. -W.B. Yeats CANCER (June 22-July 22). You may not have the tools or resources needed to succeed in a venture. But if you can manage to stay relaxed, your being bold enough to ask for help will make a difference. Your intention to do your best is a constant. Keep going forward no matter what. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). About 5,000 asteroids are discovered each month. Of course, theyve been there all along, but so have a lot of things that are yet to be discovered. Youll make week, as your mind is more curious than it has been in weeks, and your internal compass will lead you to answers. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Some feel a pressure to go through life comparing and contrasting their efforts and outcomes with those of everyone else. You feel sorry for them. Not everything has to be judged, and most things are best understood through nonjudgmental observation. If you have to make an assessment, it will be positive. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). In order to keep connected with a friend, youll have to make an effort to extend yourself. It may seem that you are always the one to facilitate connection, but its always worthwhile for you to do so. You dont mind being cast in the role, as its a talent of yours to think of others and SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). As contentment with someone who can be a meaningful partner, its not your primary focus right now. And thats precisely what brings love nearer to you. Youre so magnetically attractive as you pursue interests that are centered in your individual curiosities and passions. This Weeks Birthdays : You have realistic goals, and yet you are most motivated by one thats slightly unrealistic. Go for it regardless of your chances. Challenges bring out your best. The new year will shift the way you view family. Changing schedule topsy-turvy, too. Things normalize in February. Something mature in March. Loved ones show appreciation in surprising ways this summer. Youll travel in May and October. Music at Gulfport Beach PavilionMonday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by The Toonsters, J & Lolita Tuesday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment by Mark Blackwell & his harmonica Wednesday, 1-3:30 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 Chicago 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 15 December 21, 2011 27 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.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. Featuring the Jumilla Region of Spain Jumilla has undergone a revolution of sorts in the past few decades. The new generation of wines have caused the region to blossom and exports have increased. The region itself is nicely settled in Southwest Spain, somewhat inland, between La Mancha and the Mediterranean sea, creating a good grapegrowing climate. The grape Monestrell (known as Mourvedre in France) is making an impact here, taking up over 80% of the vineyard land and producing wines of dense fruit and spice character. It snagged the common partner syrah for blending, vineyards and rocky soils that retain heat. The red wines from Jumilla are fullgrape are refreshing and fruity.

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28 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 Pinellas County Food Council: Thursday, December 15, 3:00 5:00 pm. Organizational meeting. FMI, call 407-5958103. 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. Winter Crafts Program: Saturday, January 21, 1:30 pm in Youth Services area. Enjoy making seasonal creations with Pat. All ages welcome. 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. 893-1070Thursday, Dec. 15 S. Pasadena Band FREE HOLIDAY CONCERT 7:30 p.m.MARIO DELEONS BAND & DANCESocial & Ballroom Dancing Sun., Dec. 18, 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 Friday, Dec. 16 Holiday Salsa Dance 7-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-11pm Dance, $7 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 EVENTSGulfport Historical Calendars for 2012 are now on sale for $5 at the Senior Center. Wanted: Used Cell Phones & Batteries: Please send your used cell phones and phone batteries our way! We make good use of them! Coupon Club: Come join our Coupon Club on Fridays at 11am. Bring unwanted coupons for a coupon exchange and learn some tips on how to better save money at the grocery store. Bring a friend. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT : Senior Trips: Want to enjoy some day trips with other seniors? Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for more info on 1, 2 or 3 day trips. Holiday Dance: Come to our next Tea Dance on Tues. Dec. 20 at 2pm with live music by Chuck and Friends. Admission: $2.00. The dances will be held once a month. Mark your calendar now for Tues. Jan. 31. Line Dancing is offered every Thurs. at 9:30am at Scout Hall (5315 28th Ave. S.). Great exercise and fun! Trolley Night Light Tour: Last call for Gulfport seniors 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! Holiday Senior Follies: Sorry, no more tickets available for the Joe Koehler Senior Follies Holiday Show on Wed. Dec. 21. SPECIAL SERVICES Transportation Service: GEMS Door-to-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 January. 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. Coming in January Mon. Jan. 9 at 1pm: Memory Workshop (call to reserve) Tues. Jan. 17 at 1pm: Great Backyard Bird Count Presentation Mon. Jan. 23, 9-noon: Annual Health & Beauty Fair. Lunch Ticket: $3 (must purchase in advance) Wed. Jan. 25, 1pm: Senior Talent Show in Hickman Theater, Tickets $5.00 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 27th Ave. So. 893-1070The Guilfoil Ballet Theater presents NUTCRACKER Sat., Dec. 17, 6 p.m. Sun., Dec. 18, 1 p.m. Tickets 727-216-6989 All Seats Reserved $35 Front Row, $25 General Seating, $20 Seniors & Children 10 & under An Evening of Humor, Story & Song featuring DONN JETT Sun., Dec. 18 2 Shows 5pm & 6:30pm

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Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 29 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 Pinellas County Food Council: Thursday, December 15, 3:00 5:00 pm. Organizational meeting. FMI, call 407-5958103. 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. Winter Crafts Program: Saturday, January 21, 1:30 pm in Youth Services area. Enjoy making seasonal creations with Pat. All ages welcome. 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. 893-1070Thursday, Dec. 15 S. Pasadena Band FREE HOLIDAY CONCERT 7:30 p.m.MARIO DELEONS BAND & DANCESocial & Ballroom Dancing Sun., Dec. 18, 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 Friday, Dec. 16 Holiday Salsa Dance 7-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-11pm Dance, $7 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 EVENTSGulfport Historical Calendars for 2012 are now on sale for $5 at the Senior Center. Wanted: Used Cell Phones & Batteries: Please send your used cell phones and phone batteries our way! We make good use of them! Coupon Club: Come join our Coupon Club on Fridays at 11am. Bring unwanted coupons for a coupon exchange and learn some tips on how to better save money at the grocery store. Bring a friend. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT : Senior Trips: Want to enjoy some day trips with other seniors? Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for more info on 1, 2 or 3 day trips. Holiday Dance: Come to our next Tea Dance on Tues. Dec. 20 at 2pm with live music by Chuck and Friends. Admission: $2.00. The dances will be held once a month. Mark your calendar now for Tues. Jan. 31. Line Dancing is offered every Thurs. at 9:30am at Scout Hall (5315 28th Ave. S.). Great exercise and fun! Trolley Night Light Tour: Last call for Gulfport seniors 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! Holiday Senior Follies: Sorry, no more tickets available for the Joe Koehler Senior Follies Holiday Show on Wed. Dec. 21. SPECIAL SERVICES Transportation Service: GEMS Door-to-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 January. 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. Coming in January Mon. Jan. 9 at 1pm: Memory Workshop (call to reserve) Tues. Jan. 17 at 1pm: Great Backyard Bird Count Presentation Mon. Jan. 23, 9-noon: Annual Health & Beauty Fair. Lunch Ticket: $3 (must purchase in advance) Wed. Jan. 25, 1pm: Senior Talent Show in Hickman Theater, Tickets $5.00 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 27th Ave. So. 893-1070The Guilfoil Ballet Theater presents NUTCRACKER Sat., Dec. 17, 6 p.m. Sun., Dec. 18, 1 p.m. Tickets 727-216-6989 All Seats Reserved $35 Front Row, $25 General Seating, $20 Seniors & Children 10 & under An Evening of Humor, Story & Song featuring DONN JETT Sun., Dec. 18 2 Shows 5pm & 6:30pm

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30 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 Take Americas Boating Course Are you ready to expand your boating knowledge and skills? Americas Boating Course will be presented beginning Monday, January 9, from 7-9 p.m. and continue for an additional six weeks on Monday nights. This program, presented over seven evenings by the St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron, is available to anyone 12 or older. It covers Required Safety Equipment, Boat Handling, Rules of the Road, Navigation Aids, Anchoring, Adverse Conditions, Communications, Trailering, PWC Operation, Knots and Lines, Introduction to Charts and more. This is an essential course for all boaters. Graduates qualify for a Florida Boating Safety Education ID Card and may qualify for insurance discounts. Course will be offered at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Avenue SE, Demens Landing in St. Petersburg. Instruction is free, materials cost $35 per family. There is a maximum of 20 students. Preregistration is required. Register on-line at www.boating-stpete.org. Use These Tips for a Greener Holiday The holidays are a season for giving, but we often end up giving too much and party goods add up to truckloads of extra garbage. Start your own traditions to reduce, reuse and recycle your holiday trash. Green holiday tips: gift bags, ribbons, bows, boxes and plastic peanuts to use again. lights. instead of stuff that will ultimately be tossed. a battery charger to accompany electronic gifts. everyone just gives one person a gift instead of buying for everyone. that have been replaced by visiting the A to Z Get Rid of It Guide at www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/ silverware and cloth napkins instead of disposable items. greeting cards with mixed paper at curbside or drop-off. For a list of local recycling programs, visit www. pinellascounty.org/recycle. Buy paper items, such as greeting cards, with recycled content. bottles if you host a holiday party. a real Christmas tree. Most cities in Pinellas County collect trees for recycling either at curbside or dropoff sites. Visit www.pinellascounty.org/ utilities/holidays for more valuable tips to cut holiday waste. For information on recycling, contact Pinellas County Solid Waste at 727-464-7500, or visit www. pinellascounty.org/recycle.

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Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 31 Santa Arrives by Land BoatSo far this year the Gabbers caught Santa arriving by re truck, golf cart, shing boat and good ol foot power... so why not a ats boat? We snapped this photo of a house by the Gulfport Municipal Marina post your holiday photos at the Gabbers online photo gallery (www.theGabber.com). Circle of Friends News The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library has a great stocking stuffer available for purchase. The Book Lovers Calendar provides a years worth of good authors, good books and good reading in a convenient page-aday desktop calendar. The calendar is attractively packaged and at a price of $10 is a real deal. Please purchase the calendar at the circulation desk of the Gulfport Library. Limited quantities available so dont delay. Most books are priced at $2 or less. They accept donations of books, audio books, CDs and DVDs in good shape; they dont accept 8-track tapes. Library hours are Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Gulfport library is located at 5501 28th Avenue S. For information contact the library at 727-893-1074. Democratic Club to Hold Holiday Party On December 15 the Greater Pinellas Democratic Club will hold its annual Holiday Party and meeting. Entertainment will be provided by J & J Express, a delightful musical act that has played all over, from Broadway to Las Vegas. Toys for Tots will be collected as well at this festive and timely event. This is a great way to celebrate the end of the year on a high note of camaraderie and optimism. The meeting, to be held at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. in Pinellas Park, will start with cocktails (cash bar) and social time at 6 p.m. followed by a delicious buffet dinner at 6:30 ($15, reservations please) and concludes with their wonderful entertainment. Dont forget to bring those toys for the kids. Everyone is welcome. Reservations and questions can be directed to Betty Morganstein at 727-360-3971. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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32 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 20 Pets get a new Home for the Holidays Jacob Aunspaugh came to the Pinellas Paws Cause Saturday with his family. His dad runs the Fire Monkey food truck and they were there as part of the rally. He ended up going home with an early birthday present: a puppy. I couldnt pass it up, said Jacob, who turns 12 on Tuesday. I father agreed. There were 20 families who felt the same way, which event organizers said was the best measure of the events success. In addition to the adoptions, animal lovers came to Pinellas County Animal Services to have fun, get photos with Santa Paws and to enjoy the truck rally, live music and vendors. Junior Sungoddess Scholarship is Open The Suncoasters of St. Petersburg are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Annual Junior Sungoddess Scholarship Program. The Junior Sungoddess program, which began in 1956, is a scholarship-based program which recognizes high school Junior and Senior girls in Pinellas County who display community awareness and involvement, academic achievement, and embody the values and poise to represent the Suncoasters of St. Petersburg as goodwill ambassadors. Keonna Welch, a freshman at Florida A&M is the current Junior Sungoddess. Keonna was selected last spring while a senior at Gibbs High School. Over $7,000 in scholarships and awards were provided to the winner and two runners-up last year. Applications are available in the County high schools or by calling the All applications must be completed by January 13, 2012. Applicants must be the daughter of a family residing in Pinellas County with plans to further her education after high school and must be 16 years of age by March 1, 2012.

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Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 33 Illuminated Boat ParadeBoat #1 during last Friday nights boat parade on St. Pete Beach. Santa arrived not in a sleigh but by boat Friday night. As he heard the wishes of beach children, sail and power boats showed their holiday spirit as they made their way south along Boca Ciega Bay. Trees and wreaths, decorated for charity, adorned Horan Park as live music set the tone for the citys Christmas party by the bay. Learn How to Play Bridge from the Best Leslie Shafer, a nationally renowned bridge teacher, will be spending the months of January and February at St. Petersburg Bridge Club to teach several classes. Leslie is a past president of the American Bridge Teachers Teacher and a national columnist with the American Contract Bridge League. She conducts an excellent and extensive bridge teaching program in earned her a reputation as one of the most entertaining bridge teachers in the United States. Her enthusiasm, humor and passion for bridge are contagious. Leslie, who involves her husband in many of her classes said, We believe that the more hands you play, the faster youll learn. We are not lecturers! Rather, we give you a short lesson (usually no more than 10-15 minutes) and then get you playing hands as soon as possible. Playing as many hands as possible in class (and on your own) will give you the succeed. And besides, playing bridge is a lot more fun that hearing a long, dull lecture. Our best known teaching method is humor, sometimes very risque. Come to class prepared to laugh, smile and simply have a marvelous time. Leslie will be teaching a beginners class on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. lesson will be free. She is also teaching classes on Monday and Tuesday mornings for those who have some bridge experience. The classes will be held at the St. Petersburg Bridge Club, 8800 49th Street N., Suite 110, in Pinellas Park starting the week of January 9. An open house will be held at the club on Monday, January 9 from 6-7 p.m. Visit www.stpetebridge.org or call 727-363-1136.

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34 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 A Purple Puppy From Santa When Santa arrived on his golf cart, Skyla Cooper asked him for a Skyla met up with Santa at the Gulfport Merchants Associations Holiday Hoopla. Skylas mom said she thought Santa might be able to make half that wish come true. A Folksy Winter WonderlandDespite smallish crowds, the folk musicians played on at last Saturdays Winter Wonderland at Boyd Hill. The event, which artists including Gulfport local Dan Stevens, who was long-listed for this years Grammy awards.Folk musician Ronny Elliott sings about Jack Kerouacs last days in a house at the edge of Gulfport.

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Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 35 Excerpts heard at the December 13, 2011St. Pete Beach City Commission MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesMerry Christmas, everyone! Commissioner Al Halpern Were done doing this. Were into this for over $100,000for one person not liking our comp plan I dont want to negotiate with him. Mayor Steve McFarlin, about the citys negotiations with attorney Ken Weiss over the remaining lawsuit with Mr. Anderson, whose wife is running against Commissioner Marvin Shavlan for the District Three seat Theres a couple of things Id like to say to you all that I cant say in public, and I cant say in private, either! Commissioner Marvin Shavlan, explaining his reasoning for requesting a Government in the Shade meeting about the Anderson lawsuit I personally think its a good idea to save the hotels in your district. Commissioner Marvin Shavlan, to Vice Mayor Bev Garnett, about Pass-a-Grille I dont know how you do that without destroying the fabric of Passa-Grille. ViceMayor Bev Garnett, about Commissioner Shavlans suggestions about traditional hotels in Pass-a-Grille The ABC Liquor store looks terrible on Gulf, too. Commissioner Jim Parent, about the citys fencing requirement for vacant land. If youre driving in Pass-a-Grille at night youll see a lot of the parks are lit up. Vice-Mayor Bev Garnett, about the citizen-driven effort to decorate Pass-a-Grill parks. I want to thank the staff. Its a great city and were blessed to have the staff we have. Vice Mayor Bev Garnett Our hats off to city staff as they made it a nice holiday for all us. Mayor Steve McFarlin, about staffs efforts with the boat parade, holiday party and land parade. Of the 20, 14 of them are on St. Pete Beach. Commissioner Jim dining. Give the Gulfport Historical Calendar Are you looking for the perfect Gulfport holiday gift that keeps on giving throughout the year? The Gulfport Historical calendar is packed full of events and happenings Looking for a local club or organization? The calendar lists local organizations, addresses and phone numbers. The price is $5 for the calendar. The calendars are available at: The Gulfport Historical Museum at 5301 28th Ave. S., the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce at 4926 Gulfport Blvd. S., Gulfport City Hall at 2401 53rd St. S., the Gulfport Public Library at 5501 28th Ave. S., the Gulfport Casino at 5500 Shore Blvd. S. and the Gulfport Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. Dont miss out on this limited edition calendar! Sierra Club to Hold Auction and Potluck in our Wacky Auction and Potluck Fundraiser given by Suncoast Sierra Club of Pinellas/West Pasco County. On Thursday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m., bring a dish to share and an item to auction to Moccasin Lake Park in Clearwater, just off of Drew Street and Hwy. 19. Items auctioned in the past have included tents to televisions, hiking boots to high chairs. Money raised will be used for environmental causes supported by the club. The public is invited and all are asked to bring their own eating utensils to recycle. If you have any questions, call Joyce at 727526-5065. 43rd Street Seniors Club to Meet The 43rd Street Senior Citizens Club meets on the third Friday of each month at 12 noon at Christ Lutheran Church, 3451 30th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg September through May. Bring a covered dish and a $1 donation. Public is welcome for fun and games. Call Mary Ann at 727-595-8648 or Beverly at 727328-1266.

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36 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 Sustainable LivingBy Shawn Dell Joyc e Tis the Season to Cut Down on Stuff Black Friday looms, and thousands of Americans will soon be waiting in line for the latest gadgets and gizmos during the wee hours after Thanksgiving. Sadly, less than 1 percent of all those new gadgets bought and sold during the holiday season will be in use six months from now, according to Annie Leonard produced by Free Range Films and available free online at StoryOfStuff. com. The Story of Stuff chronicles the life of consumer goods from the cradle to the grave, and offers an alternative vision to our consumerist culture. Leonard points out that we have lost our identities as mothers, farmers, become consumers. we consume and are targeted demographically by stuff-peddlers from infancy to old age. In our culture, we feel awkward if we dont have the right stuff, fashionable techno-gadget. What we dont often see are the consequences of our national addiction to stuff. We see more advertisements in one year than our grandparents did in their whole lifetimes. We consume twice as much as they did as a result. Our houses are bigger, our waistlines are bigger and our savings accounts are considerably smaller. The U.S. has 5 percent of the worlds population but consumes 30 percent of the worlds resources and creates 30 percent of the worlds waste, according to the Story of Stuff. We have already used one-third of the worlds natural resources, and were quickly chewing our way through the rest. A few suggestions for surviving the holidays with less stuff ... -Develop habits of zero waste: Use both sides of the paper; carry your own mugs and shopping bags; get replaced; compost food scraps; and avoid bottled water and other overpackaged products. -Watch less television. The average person in the U.S. watches TV for more than four hours a day, notes the Story of Stuff, Four hours each stuff we should buy. Those are four hours that could be spent with family, friends and in our community. -Recycle. It saves energy and reduces both waste and the pressure to use more resources. Unfortunately, many cities still dont have adequate recycling systems and need public pressure at the local government level to get it put into place. Start pre-cycling: Buy the least amount of packaging, or skip buying it at all! -Realize that shopping is not the solution to personal or environmental problems. The real changes we need just arent for sale -not in even the greenest shop. Learn to live more simply so that others may simply live.

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38 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Climate Change: Political Pick-PocketingYouve probably been too busy to notice, or to care, or Christmas shopping has over taken you life, but while you havent been paying attention the sky is falling. Thats right. We are running out of time to save the planet, and probably, in the short run, Florida, because geologically speaking, were at the bottom of the barrel. That is, were not many feet above sea level and those levels are going to rise Im writing, of course, about what was known as Global Warming and is now known as Climate Change because there was some debate about the consistency of the warming. Anyway, the Climate Change people have been meeting in Durban, South Africa, working on a stopthe-warming strategy to replace the Kyoto accords that never were fully implemented by the nations that matter namely: the U.S., China and India. Europe initiated some anticarbon moves, but not to the extent thought to be needed. What is needed, for instance, is for the rich and developing countries to subsidize under developed countries Green movement, plus throw in a ton of dollars to make up for the damage already done to them. There are lots of dollars involved and the rich (relatively speaking) and developing countries are going to provide them. Other than that, we have to get rid of coal. Unfortunately, coal provides 80 per cent of the fuel for electrical plants. Gas is replacing coal, but there is a long way to go. Obama, in his 2008 campaign endorsed a plan for no more coal fueled plants making them too expensive to operate and the former head of the United Mine Workers, Rich Trumka, now head of the AFLCIO agrees with the strategy. Only problem: how do we generate enough electricity to fuel the nation? Wind and solar dont cover the increased need. The recession/depression has been a good thing because energy use declined, but its not enough. The problem is, recession/ depression or not, carbon deposits in the atmosphere have increased world-wide. Another problem is that temperatures have not risen correspondingly. Theres a bit of controversy about that. In fact, a global warming skeptic Richard Muller, a physics professor at the University of Berkley, re-studied that temperatures have been rising and determined that the correlation between temps and carbon dioxide was real. Problem: Judith Curry, at the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology, a colleague of Mullers, in the study said he left out the bit that temps havent risen in the past 13 years in spite of spikes in the carbon dioxide levels. Oops. We just went from certainty to uncertainty again. It is true that thousands of scientist agree with the theory of man-caused global warming (if it really is still warming). It is equally true that some scientists reputable scientists dont agree and argue that studies havent included the effects of the sun nor the effects of moisture in the atmosphere. Others argue that the computer models on which the catastrophic predictions are based wide swings. Science is not about a vote. Science is about science. All science should be careful questioned. Eugenics, the science of controlling the quality of mankind by eliminating those with defects or breeding for selection, was popular and at the beginning two or three decades of the 20th Century. Get rid of or push to the side those with mental or physical defects for the common good was a mantra. The Nazis really liked the ideas. I guess we wouldnt have had the Americans With Disabilities Act back then although there might have been support for Get Rid of the Disabled Act. Global Warming/Climate Change particularly the latter is not, probably, all wrong. We should be concerned about what we put into the air and water. However, the Earth and its climate change constantly. The Earth is a moving, breathing, body. Climate does change note ice ages and warming periods of the past. Note the effect of solar eruptions. If the Earth is 14 billions year old as claimed, our few hundred or even a few thousand years, is a blip in time. Go back to your shopping. Quit worrying if you did. Just watch out for the political pick-pockets. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com

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Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 39 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 Sound Unlimited 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm Reg. Post Mtg.6pm Harry 7-10pm Accordion Club Buffet 6-8pm Exec. Com. Mtg. 6pm 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. for just the party and Continental breakfast for $20. Music by Southern Nights. Champagne toast and party favors included. The Ladies of Auxiliary are taking donuts to the Vets at Bay Pines every other Saturday morning which they thoroughly enjoy. We have bought Christmas for 2 military families and are having a bake sale Dec. 16th, 4p.m. Bring your sweet tooth! We invite Auxiliary members to attend our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. We welcome your ideas. Please plan to join us on Sundays starting at 1p.m. for Steak-Ums games. Have fun and win great food! Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC

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40 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 Local ObituariesAMATO, ANTOINETTE M., 91, of South Pasadena, passed Dec. 3, 2011. Survived by husband Natale and a loving family. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar, 813-855-2439. HIMES, MARJORIE C., 88 of Gulfport passed away Dec. 7, 2011 at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Collins, New York, she was a long time resident of Gulfport. Mrs. Himes is survived by loving son, Jeffery R. Himes and his wife, Diane; long time companion: Jim Nuhn; two grandsons and three great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, December 16, 2011 for a Memorial Service to be family request donations to the St. Jude Childrens Hospital. R. Lee Williams & Son Gulfport Chapel, 727-345-7798. NAPOLI, EDNA HOLLWEG, of St. Petersburg, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2011. She was born in Newark, NJ and moved to Gulfport from Belleville, NJ in 1970. Edna did volunteer work with cancer patients and their families in Old Bridge, NJ and attended Old Bridge Lutheran Church until moving to St. Petersburg. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Belleville Chapter, NJ; a member of Mended Hearts, Chapter 43St. Petersburg and was a member of Gulfport Methodist Church, where she was active in Marthas Circle until her health and eyesight failed a few years ago. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 32 years, Thomas Tommy Napoli, who passed in 1977. Edna is survived by her son William (Susan), her grandson, Tyler, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and long-time friends who cherished her and enjoyed her caring heart and wonderful sense of humor. A visitation will be held Friday, December 16 at 12 p.m. until the Memorial Service at 2 p.m at ALife Tribute-5601 Gulfport Blvd. South followed by interment at Royal Palm Cemetery South, next to her beloved husband, Tommy, for eternity. In memorial donations to be sent to The American Macular Degeneration Foundation. PERELA, YRMA DU-BREUIL, 89, St. Pete Beach, died Dec. 12, 2011. Survived by sisters Mirta Menendez and Otilia Perril. Abbey Affordable Largo, FL, 727-517-2340. PISANO, EVA I., of St. Pete Beach, died Dec. 4, 2011. For a full online tribute go to beachmemorial.com. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach, 727-360-5577. STREBLER, CONNIE 76, of St. Pete Beach, died Dec. 7, 2011. Survived by her loving family. Services from Bay Pines National on Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. Veterans Funeral Care, 524-9202. WATSON, DOROTHY T., 93, of St. Pete Beach, died Sunday Dec. 4, 2011 at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. Born in Newark, NJ she moved to Florida in 1972 from Madison, NJ. Dorothy had a B.S. degree from Maryland College for Women and was active in the Girls Scouts of America and was a Life member and past President of the Pass-A-Grilles Womens Club from 1979-1981. Her survivors include Dean Watson of St. Pete Beach, and Martha De Biasse of Loveland, OH, & memorial donations may be made to Pass-A-Grille Womens Club, P.O. Box 46763, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706. www.beachmemorial.com. WRIGHT, DAVID 54, of Gulfport, passed away on Nov. 30, 2011. David is preceded in death by his mother Cheri and brother, Douglas. David is survived by his father Hugh, loving sister Denise (Baldwin); brotherin-law Charlie; nieces Kristen and Kathryn; loving sister Kimberly (Chandler); brother-in-law Steven; nephews Wesley and Evan and soul mate Elizabeth Webster. David was born in Flint, MI, attended Groves High School, where he was an All American swim team diver. He was a graduate of Purdue University from the School of Aeronautical Engineering and received his Masters degree from USC in Engineering Management. David was employed as an aircraft design engineer at Rockwell International, an USAF pilot, restaurant entrepreneur and most recently a mathematics and computer aided design instructor at St. Petersburg College. At Rockwell, he was the lead engineer for the X-31 RC Helicopter operator/builder. A memorial service will be held Dec. 17, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Sun Coast

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Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 41 consider a donation in Davids memory to Sun Coast Hospice, 6770 102nd Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL 33782. ALife Tribute-Gulfport. CAPTAIN FRANCIS (FRANK) A. ZAMPIELLO MD, USPHS, died on December 1, 2011, in his Philadelphia home in the presence of his husband, John Shirley, and close friends. Dr. Zampiello had been under hospice care for liver failure complications of auto-immune liver disease, and had received a liver transplant at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. He died on what would have been his fathers 100th birthday. He was 75. A tireless advocate for healthcare improvement nationwide, Frank spent his entire professional life trying to make sure that as many people as possible could access the best care possible. Frank was born in New Haven, CT on October 4, 1936 to Albert M. Zampiello and Rose DelCorte Zampiello. He earned his pre-med degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1958 and an MD degree from the University of Maryland in 1962. After many years of private practice, he joined the Public Health Service in 1978 and served until 2002. In the Public Health Service, he was medical director of two provider in what was then the Provincetown, and then for Boriken Health Center, serving a large urban Hispanic community in New York Citys Spanish Harlem. Frank studied directly with W. Edwards Deming, Stephen Covey and Donald Berwick, using their strategies as a key leader in initiating the HRSA Health Disparities Collaborative in 2001 and as Co-Director of the US Organ Donation and Transplantation Breakthrough Collaborative beginning in 2003. The ODTBC is dramatically streamlining the the coordination of matches, and to those needing transplants. To date, that work has resulted in an additional 4,000 organ transplants annually across the US. Franks friends and colleagues found it from that effort when he wound up needing a liver transplant himself. Among his myriad other professional accomplishments, he advised international organ donation initiatives in Canada and Australia since 2006 and was President of Quality Reality Checks (a healthcare consulting group) from 2002 until his death. In 2010, he published an incisive piece about why healthcare for all is so urgent and necessary, Health Reform and You Lets Just Talk the Facts: My Story and Why You Need to Hear (Really Hear) It. John and Frank got married in Provincetown in September 2009 after falling in love there thirty years earlier. They have residences in Philadelphia, PA and Gulfport, FL. Frank is survived by John, his brother Al, sister Terry OConnor, brother-in-law Joe Vitale, their families, countless friends, and his Obituaries (cont.) In Memoriam MARJORIE HIMES 8-12-23 12-7-11 My Magee, it is so heartbreaking lose you. You have been a part of my life for almost 50 years. How can my car not want to turn down your street to pick you up for Bingo or take you all the food you love. It's hard to believe I talked to you on a Monday and you were gone on a Wednesday. You are at peace now and not suffering and for that I am happy. Your "extended family" will miss you too. So from my heart to yours, I would like to add the person that has been your Pal for almost 30 years, Jim. You've been there for her all these years and have done so much. So, thank you. To Annie who lives next door, thank you for all you've done. To all your Bunko players of 40 years. They will miss you and glad you already had your Christmas get-to-gether. There will be a service Friday at 4:00 p.m. at R. Lee Williams, 5730 15th Ave. So. My Magee, I love you and will miss you so much. You and my little mother can now play bingo together. Karen Good Robbins

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42 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 12/2 Arrest on WarrantBeach Front. Criminal Mischief1700 Blk 58th St. S. Narcotics/Drugs900 Blk 58th St. S. Accident with Injuries5100 Blk 8th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual1400 Blk 49th St. S. Call for Ofcer5300 Blk 29th Ave. S. Animal Complaint4800 Blk Del Rio Way S. Drunk Person1700 Blk 59th St. S. Saturday 12/3 City County Code Violation5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual900 Blk 59th St. S. Trouble with Individual1000 Blk 59th St. S. Animal Complaint1100 Blk 59th St. S. Trouble with Individual5500 Blk 17th Ave. S. Criminal Mischief6200 Blk 11th Ave. S. Call for Ofcer4900 Blk 29th Ave. S. Noise Complaint4900 Blk Newton Ave. S. Noise Complaint4900 Blk 28th Ave. S. Sunday 12/4 Trouble with Individual2000 Blk 59th St. S. Noise Complaint700 Blk Freemont St. S. City County Code Violation5300 Blk 29th Ave. S. Call for Ofcer4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual5200 Blk 12th Ave. S. Domestic Verbal6100 Blk Kipps Colony Dr. W. TrespasserTomlinson Park. Trouble with Individual4900 Blk Newton Ave. S. Call for OfcerBeach Restrooms. Noise Complaint5500 Blk 16th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual2000 Blk 53rd St. S. Monday 12/5 Suspicious Circumstances2600 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Domestic Verbal2600 Blk Miriam St. S. Burglary4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Criminal MischiefTomlinson Park. Burglary5000 Blk Newton Ave. S. Animal Complaint2600 Blk Miriam St. S. Trouble with Individual5200 Blk 14th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual1000 Blk 49th St. S. Burglary900 Blk 61st St. S. Burglary5200 Blk 6th Pl. S. Domestic Verbal5500 Blk 16th Ave. S. Animal ComplaintClymer Park. Trouble with IndividualTomlinson Park. Open Door/Window5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Tuesday 12/6 Suspicious Vehicle1300 Blk 49th St. S. Fight in Progress3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Criminal MischiefTomlinson Park. Trouble with Individual900 Blk 58th St. S. Burglary1200 Blk 58th St. S. Animal Complaint5700 Blk 15th Ave. S. Noise Complaint4700 Blk Coronado Way S. Theft1000 Blk 49th St. S. Trouble with Individual2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Theft3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Arrest on WarrantCity Hall. Trouble with Individual5500 Blk 18th Ave. S. Suspicious PersonBeach Front. Trouble with Individual1400 Blk 49th St. S. Suspicious Person2100 Blk 53rd St. S. Burglary5600 Blk 13th Ave. S. Call for Ofcer1800 Blk York St. S. Wednesday 12/7 City County Code Violation5700 Blk 15th Ave. S. Noise ComplaintWood Ibis Park. Theft2900 Blk 59th St. S. Suspicious Circumstances5100 Blk Preston Ave. S. Arrest on Warrant700 Blk 60th St. S. Drunk Person4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Domestic Verbal1000 Blk 54th St. S. Street Obstruction2100 Blk 58th St. S. Criminal Mischief4700 Blk Baywood Pt. Dr. S. Fight in Progress5900 Blk 7th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5400 Blk 29th Ave. S. Thursday 12/8 Noise Complaint5900 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Suspicious Person5500 Blk 28th Ave. S. Suspicious Person5700 Blk 18th Ave. S. Burglary2600 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Suspicious Circumstances4900 Blk Newton Ave. S. Burglary6300 Blk 11th Ave. S. Burglary900 Blk 61st St. S. Trouble with Individual5100 Blk 16th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual4500 Blk 26th Ave. S. Noise ComplaintTomlinson Park. Suspicious Person1700 Blk 53rd St. S. Trouble with Individual1500 Blk Gray St. S. Trouble with Individual5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S.

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Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 43 Try your hand at SudokuLearn How to Use a Mariners Compass Mariners Compass, a two hour class presented in one evening by the St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron, is available to anyone 12 or older. This seminar explains how to select, install, calibrate and use a boat compass. You will learn which features are most important for you, how to deal with variation between true and magnetic north, and how to adjust your compass to remove most of the deviation caused by essential seminar for all boaters. Course will be held on Wednesday, January 18 from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Avenue SE, Demens Landing in St. Petersburg. Instruction is free, materials cost $25 per family. There is a maximum of 20 students. Preregistration is required. Register on-line at www.boating-stpete.org. Give the Gift of Life To help maintain our communitys blood supply this holiday season, become a holiday hero and donate blood. Florida Blood Services (FBS) bloodmobiles will be out in the community for their 12 Days of Giving holiday blood drives. For addresses and times, please visit their website at www.fbsblood.org or call 1-800-68-BLOOD (25663). Plus donate blood November 1st February 29th and be entered to win a 2012 Kia Soul! The more times you donate the more chances you have to win! FBS will randomly select a weekly winner, at the end of the campaign the 17 weekly winners will all receive a key to see if it starts the Kia Soul. *Restrictions Apply, please visit fbsblood.org for more information. Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds is required prior to donation. For further information, please call 1-800-68-BLOOD (25663). For those unable to donate blood, contributions may be mailed to Florida Blood Services Foundation, 10100 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street N., St. Petersburg, FL 33716, or submitted on-line at www.bloodrelief.org.

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44 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 Cast Party to Benet Animal Shelter Join Pet Pal Animal Shelter for an enchanting evening of traditional Russian dance and cuisine to save homeless animals lives at the St. Petersburg Nights Cast Party & Silent Auction with the performers of the Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker on Monday, December 26th at 9:30 p.m. at 6800 Sunset Way in St. Pete Beach. St. Petersburg Nights owner Illona Sakovich has been hosting the Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcrackers Cast Party for several years. This year when the Moscow Ballet partnered with Pet Pal Animal Shelter, a local raise money for its homeless animals, Sakovich wanted to join the cause by offering a donation to Pet Pal Animal Shelter for every St. Petersburg Nights dinner/ballet package sold. St. Petersburg Nights Ballet/ Dinner packages include one ticket to The Great Russian Nutcracker performed by the Moscow Ballet at the Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Petersburg on December 26th, an exquisite Russian feast at St. Petersburg Nights before or after the ballet, and reserved seating at the cast party to meet the performers as well as bid on ballet memorabilia Animal Shelter. Prices per ticket range from $75 to $110 depending on Mahaffey Theater seat location. Tax, tickets fees and donation included. To purchase St. Petersburg Nights Ballet/Dinner packages, contact the St. Petersburg Nights at 727-363-3832. To make a donation to the care of homeless animals, call Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 727-328-7738.Christmas Sale at Sophies Attic Santas helpers have been busy at Sophies and have lots of great gift ideas, beautiful new decorations, holiday clothing and warm sweaters waiting for you at low thrift store prices. 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. Beta Sigma PhiLaureate Epsilon Theta members and guests gathered for the Annual Couples Christmas Social on Saturday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Sharon and Rogers Ingram. The hostesses were Sharon Ingram and Val Rankin. The members and guests attending enjoyed a meal prepared by the hostesses and host. There was a Christmas Ornament exchange as well as an exchange of gifts for those not participating in the ornament exchange. Everyone had a very festive time and enjoyed the friendship of the evening. The next executive board meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Elaine Penner. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

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Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 45 eality My Christmas Wish List 1. That we put the Christ back in Christmas. After all, we dont refer to a mosque as a form of architecture, we dont refer to a Menorah as a candelabra. Since when did Christianity become fair game for intolerance? 2. That presidential campaigns not last two years. If the wannabes really want to win votes, they wouldnt appear until six months before the election, like say May or close to it. 3. And keeping with that theme, that every piece of campaign mail delivered be hit with a distribution back next day mail delivery service from the USPS. 4. That Roe v. Wade would never be brought up again. If men could get pregnant, this would never be an issue, and the vast majority of people have much more important things on their minds. 5. That we could have one December, just one, where everyone wasnt standing around and scratching their heads trying to think of a way, any way, that the Bucs could win a game. 6. That my cat would lose her voice (at least temporarily) when her food bowl happened to be empty. Thats it. Its a lean year(s) and so Im gonna cut my list short. Now those are things that I know arent gonna happen mostly because if reindeer tried to land on my roof, there would be structural damage that wouldnt be covered by anyone. So heres what Im gonna do to celebrate this Christmas season. 1. Im not gonna stress over my Christmas tree and weigh the pros and cons of carbon footprints or pay for themselves in time but they decompose Im told at the rate of styrofoam, and live trees rape the landscape and I suppose the very least I should do is compost or recycle it. I never even thought of this stuff years ago and so Im just gonna do what Im happy doing. Im gonna get a live tree coz I love the smell and drag it out to the curb after New Years. I may even throw some tinsel on it. 2. Im gonna give a little money to our kids. Gone are the days of jammies and slippers and underwear and Nerf rockets and Bratz dolls. The older two really need it just for basics, and the youngest will spend it on things she actually loves without the hassle of returns caused by a well-intentioned mom. 3. Im gonna bake. Cookies and breads and coffee cakes because I enjoy it and I love the smell. 4. Im gonna remind myself to appreciate the amazing people surrounding me, yet even more, and tell them so. These include: 4a. My parents who just celebrated their 60th anniversary. Hes 84 and he cares for his 80 year old wife with Alzheimers and limited physical ability on a 24/7 basis. He does this with honor. These two alone epitomise the strength and conviction of traditional values, and, at least when Im around, they dont seem to was 10 years old. To say that theyve given me and my siblings a solid foundation from which to live is an understatement, and I am forever in their debt. 4b. My sister has been sick for what seems like forever with a neurological disease, yet she has the sunniest disposition (always has) and manages to keep her hair and makeup perfect as she leans on her walker. I quite simply admire and adore her. 4c. My brothers wife was on the brink of death more than a few times over the last six months to the point where it almost seemed merciful to pull the plug, and yet here she is, out of the hospital, out of rehab, home, now unemployed because of the ordeal, and still has the spunk But I think the most humbling thing about her is that she now really appreciates the ability to do laundry, dishes and cook. Now thats someone worth celebrating! 4d. My beloved husband of 22 years who survived a stroke four years ago now and has since lived in a nursing home, who still lights up every time I walk into his room and stubbornly refuses to cut his hair. Its so long now that when its braided, Willie Nelson would have nothing on him. Now how he didnt just roll over and curl into a ball and die Ill never know, other than hes just never been that way. While over the years Ive sometimes felt the walls caving in on me and longed to get out of the house and away from the kids and pets for just a bit, the highlight of his week is coming home every Sunday to see the kids, the pets, and well, the house. Hmm. 5. This is a stand alone pride of our resilient kids who have grown up knowing all of the above people and so have a perhaps more compassionate view of those around them and acceptance and even celebration of folks who appear to be different yet get out and about. Our bonds make us better people, I think. annoying cat (whom Ive nicknamed Visa coz shes everywhere I want to be) for teaching me and the kids that who no one else would want and give them a safe home, and at least on the kids part, even grow to love a little bit. Privately, I sometimes regret the microchip and personally, I will only commit to tolerance. But I must say it is heartwarming to see her sleep with my son every night. And she does have pretty coloring, after all. Hmmm. Thats all Ive got. I wont say Peace on Earth but Ill push more for at least Good Will toward Men. Heres wishing you and yours an especially appreciative and blessed Merry Christmas!

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46 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. How Should my Business be Set Up? (Part 2) In our last article, we examined together the general legal requirements of a sole proprietorship and general partnership. In this article, we will examine the general legal aspects of a limited partnership and a Florida Corporation. A. Limited Partnership 1. A limited partnership is similar to a general partnership. The primary difference is that some partners are designated as limited partners and, as such, are normally not personally liable for the debts and obligations of the partnership, except to the extent of their contribution of capital to the partnership. A limited partner is a passive investor, and is prohibited from participating actively in the management of the partnership business. If a limited partner participates in management, she/he and, instead, be treated as a general partner for purposes of determining liability for partnership debts and obligations. 2. A limited partnership must have at least one general partner and at least one limited partner. The general partner of a limited partnership has unlimited liability for the partnerships debts and obligations. 3. Like a general partnership, the income of a limited partnership is passed through to the partners, and reported on their individual income tax returns. 4. A limited partnership is organized of limited partnership in the Tallahassee, Florida. Normally, the in a separate limited partnership agreement, which may be more limited partnership. A Florida annual report and pay an annual fee to the Florida Secretary of State, to conduct business as a limited partnership. B. Corporation 1. A corporation is a separate legal entity or person for purposes of both state law and federal income tax law. A corporation may be formed by any number of individuals, other corporations, or other entities. 2. The owners of a corporation are shareholders. Normally, business policies are dictated by a board of directors, which is elected by the shareholders. In Florida, a corporation may have as few as one director. Normally, directors are elected annually, at an annual meeting of shareholders. 3. Normally, the routine operations of the corporation are managed by elected periodically by the board of directors. In Florida, a corporation must have a president, secretary, and treasurer, and may have one or more vice presidents or assistant 4. Corporations are required to hold annual meetings of shareholders, at which the shareholders may elect directors. 5. For federal income tax purposes, a corporation is taxed as a separate entity, and income and losses of the corporation are not passed to its shareholders, unless the corporation makes an S election. corporate charter, known as articles the Secretary of State in Tallahassee, Florida. The articles of incorporation must contain various information unique corporate name, a statement of the number of shares of stock that the corporation is authorized to issue, the par value (if any) of the stock, the duration of the corporation (if other than perpetual), the general purposes for which the corporation is initially authorized (which may be stated to include in the transaction of any or all lawful business for which corporations may be incorporated under Florida law), the name of an where service of process can b made upon the corporation, the name of directors, and the name and street address of the incorporator. The annual report and pay an annual fee to the Secretary of State in order to maintain its standing as a corporation. 7. After the articles of incorporation are formed, the board of directors holds an initial organizational adopts bylaws, and takes other organizational actions. The bylaws consist of a written document specifying the rules under which the corporation will be governed and managed. 8. Generally, ownership interests in a corporation may be transferred through a sale of stock, although the transfer of stock may be restricted by agreement or by law. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson St. Petersburg, Florida. The teleMyers welcomes calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give you legal advice. If you have a speconsult an attorney.

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Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 47 Local Resident Wins Diamond Pendant Philip DEllia, owner of Pasadena Jewelers in Pasadena Shopping Center, is pictured here with Muriel Desloovere the winner of the diamond pendant give-away as part of the stores 42nd anniversary celebration last week. Visit Oakdale Christmas Light Display The 35th annual Oakdale Christmas Light Display is open through Tuesday, January 3 from 6-10 p.m. nightly. Display includes approximately 400,000 lights, a walking yard tour that includes an 18-train HO scale model railroad, many moving and animated items, and displays. Hands-on games and bubble machines are available for the kids. Several Christmas trees tower over the one-half acre display rising to 70 feet. Location is 2719 Oakdale Street S., St. Petersburg. Visit www. ChristmasDisplay.org. 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 15 December 21, 2011 49 Help comes from Purdue University Alec Turner, a Junior at Purdue University, was visiting his grandparents at the Embassy of Town Shores with his parents from Maryland. Alec overheard Pop (Embassy President Walter Germack) discussing with Gammy (Rose) of their difculty in getting assistance from authorities to remove debris from the bay resulting from a recent boating accident. The debris was causing a boating hazard; Walter and Rose had called numerous authorities to remove the debris to no avail. Alec stripped to his shorts and sneakers and tied a tow line to the debris and, with the help of Germacks, Turners and friends, hauled the debris ashore. Included was boat wreckage, boat motor, a battery and most of a handicapped scooter. Hooray and thanks for your help, Alec! 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 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. Wanted: A Young Playboy The Gulfport Community Players are currently in rehearsal for a John Patrick comedy entitled, The Curious Savage, and they need a young boy, around 5 years old, to play a very short, walk-on part. He will have no lines at all, but the boy will have to be available for all performances, starting on January 5th through January 22nd. All performances will be at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport, while the rehearsals will take place at the Players Back Door Theater, located at 1619 49th Street S. The play will run on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, with a curtain time of 8 p.m. and also on Sunday, with a curtain time at 2 p.m. The boy only appears at the very end of the play, so he would not necessarily have to be there for the entire performance. The director of the play is Eileen Navarro and she will have a cast of 12, including the boy. All interested parents may contact Eileen at her store, Eileens Resale Boutique, located in Gulfport. The phone number of the store is 727322-1422. She will be glad to talk to all interested parents about the play or the Players. This unique opportunity may give a child an insight into the world of live community theater that will stay with them the rest of their life! For more information about the Gulfport Community Players, please visit their website at: http://www. gulfportcommunityplayers.org.

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50 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 Chili Warms Hearts at 25th Annual Holiday Festival in St. PeteST. PETERSBURGExecutive Chef Josh Marlowe of The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay emerged victorious over ten leading local restaurants competing for the Peoples Choice Awards presented December 10th at the annual St. Pete Chili Challenge. The popular cook off at Spa Beach Park was part of the 25th Annual Bruce Watters Jewelers Holiday Festival and Illuminated Boat Parade organized and presented by the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg. Jennifer Naster, a Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay Sales Associate and Rotary member joined Chef Josh and Dining Services Director, Aileen Carlson serving the retirement communitys prize-winning chili to hundreds of voters throughout the afternoon. The St. Pete Chili Challenge was part of an entire afternoon of food, live music and fun by the pier. The illuminated boat parade followed the chili cook other Rotary Charities. Chef Josh Marlowe, anked by Aileen Carlson and Jennifer Naster, all associates of The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, display the rst place plaque awarded to Josh at the annual St. Pete Chili Challenge on December 10th, 2011 Church to Serve Christmas Dinner Park Street Baptist Church, 3901 Park Street N., would like to invite you to share a complimentary Christmas Dinner with them on Sunday, December 25 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. You can come anytime between those hours. RSVP by Sunday, December 18 to 727381-9201. School for the Arts to Present Show Students of Classical Christian School for the Arts will perform A Classical Christmas Trilogy Spectacular on Friday, December 16th at 7 p.m. at Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Avenue N. in Pinellas Park. Come and enjoy the best childrens show anywhere featuring tap, ballet, band, strings and voice students. Admission is free but a $5 donation to the school is suggested. Call 727-547-6820. Town Shores Red Hatters The December Bunko will be held in the clubhouse lounge on Friday, December 16. If you would like to come at 12 noon with a sandwich you can have lunch together. Drinks will be provided. For planning purposes, call Marcia at 384-0188 or Judy at 344-7558. The January St. Petersburg Little Theatre play we annually attend will be on Sunday, January 22. This year the play is Hairspray. Cost is $19 payable before January 6. If you know you will be attending the play, you may bring your check or money to Bunko on December 16th. Call Judy at 344-7558 or Gloria at 347-4064 for reservations. Mark your calendars for a short morning gathering for a continental breakfast, share ideas, and pay 2012 $5 dues. Looking forward to seeing you in the clubhouse lounge on Monday, January 16th at 9:40 a.m.

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Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 51 and Kidney Diseases found that American adults, on average, put on one additional pound of weight during the holidays. Its not a lot perhaps, but the study also concluded that most Americans dont burn off the added pound, allowing the weight to largely accumulate over the years. STORIES FOR THE WAITING ROOM New research suggests that people who are experienced at meditation appear able to switch off areas of the brain associated with daydreaming -and with psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia. DOC TALK Coag panel -a blood test used to determine the clotting factors of a patients blood. OBSERVATION It should be the function of medicine to have people die young as late as possible. -American epidemiologist Ernst L. Wynder (1922-1999) LAST WORDS Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow. -Inventor, entrepreneur and Apple according to his sister. Jobs died on Oct. 5, 2011, at the age of 56 from complications due to cancer. By Scott LafeeTry Getting Food Past These Gums Australian researchers have shown that a hormone involved in telling people when they feel full from eating can be delivered into the bloodstream orally. So whats the value of an edible hormone? The scientists suggest it might be possible to stick the hormone in a stick of gum, which would make it with hormone-laced gum. The hormone in question is called human PYY, part of the bodys chemical system for regulating appetite and energy. When people eat, PYY is released into the bloodstream. The more food consumed, the more PYY released until the full signal registers. Past studies have shown that people who are obese have lower concentrations of PYY in their bloodstream, both when fasting and after eating than their non-obese counterparts. PYY is an appetite-suppressing hormone, said Syracuse University chemist Robert Doyle. But, when taken orally, the hormone is destroyed in the stomach and that crossing into the bloodstream through the intestines. Doyle and colleagues solved this dilemma by disguising the hormone using the vitamin B12. Now, they report, the ingested hormone gets out how to make a chewing gum with it, presumably one that keeps your breath hormone-y fresh. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE One-quarter of the 206 bones in the human body are located in the feet. GET ME THAT. STAT! A 2010 study by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive

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52 Gabber December 15 December 21, 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. GriefShare to Meet The GriefShare support group will meet from January 6 through March 30. A professional DVD is shown each week with discussion on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon at Cornerstone Community Church at 6745 38th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Call 727343-7747. The facilitator is Vivian Killion, Parish Pastor.St. Petersburg Aglow Lighthouse St. Petersburg Aglow Lighthouse invites you to its Christmas meeting on Saturday, December 17 at Piccadilly Restaurant, 1900 34th Street N. in St. Petersburg at 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker is Pastor speaker and powerful teacher. Listen to her speak on When Time Stood Still. Everyone is invited. In order to use the restaurant facility, a food purchase (large or small)) is required. Call 727-327-9070 or 727-348-3587.Czechoslovak Center Serves Dinners The Czechoslovak Cultural Center at 1601 49 Street S. in Gulfport serves Sunday dinners. All meals are prepared by their Czech chef. Dinner is served at 12:30 p.m. You need not be a member of the Cultural Center to attend but please call Mary at 727-573-4645 by noon on Fridays to make your reservations.

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Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 53 Shrinking Christmas Doesnt Mean Giving up Traditional Decor Ive been looking around my living room and trying to decide how to shrink Christmas. What I need is more open space and less stuff so that I can accommodate an active toddler around the holidays this year. Toss in two huge dogs, and the room is a classic recipe for cracked ornaments, dog tails accidentally removing ribbons from gifts and delicate decorations from a tree. Honestly, I could really do without a tree and just savor the decorations on the mantel and the antique sideboard in the front hall, but my family would simply rebel. So for myself this year Ive decided to squeeze the tree on the raised hearth to the left of the will require just the right shape of tall, skinny evergreen tree. Next, Im removing the coffee table for a few weeks and relocating it to the dining room for the time being. The result should be more space around the furniture and less claustrophobia. Paying special attention to the mantel is easy and has a big impact on any room. Fortunately, I have an electrical outlet to one side of weave twinkle lights in and around whatever I choose to display. This year, I invested in monogrammed stockings for the entire family. Ive always wanted them, and there were some good sales on Black Friday that enticed me to pull the trigger. evergreen garland with red berries and pinecones stuck in between the branches and lights. Citrus green can lend itself more effectively to contemporary environments, as can white used with silver or gold. If you rely on candles to create dreamy light during the holidays, exercise extreme caution while lighting and burning. Always make sure that the candles are extinguished before you turn in for the night. Know that you can pick up battery-operated tea lights that are completely safe. You can buy these at Michaels, CVS Pharmacy or craft stores. Consider combining mantel decorations with a green wreath over provide enough aroma and perhaps give you the out you need to eliminate the actual standing tree. You might also hang a fresh wreath in the powder bath, the kitchen or the dining room. If you are adept at making bows, use large bows to tie garlands together or to set off the wreath with a color you wish to accent in your space. Ribbons dont have to be red and can initiate a way to tie non-traditional colors to the holiday theme. Another way to grow space might be to buy several very tiny fresh trees. You might use one in the center of the dining table or on a piece of furniture at the front entry. Another might go in the living room next to My favorite seasonal decoration remains a huge Chinese red lacquer of fresh evergreens that I pluck from my own pine trees in the backyard and shiny red ornaments. Its simple and bold. Remember as you decide how to decorate a room that repetition is effective when youre using small objects, be it a little glass votive or miniature poinsettias. Look for a minimum of three objects that are exactly the same. Decorate in threes, And avoid cheap-looking decorations, instead sticking with simple and genuine objects. You cant go wrong with pinecones and evergreens, solid color ornaments and ribbon. If you see interesting seed pods on your morning walk, collect them and insert them into your greens. Nuts, apples, pears or oranges are also lovely as decorations when tied together by greens. Table decor can include artichokes and fruit nestled into the fresh greens and votive lights for sparkle.

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54 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 By Tom MargenauCOLA News You Might Have Missed In case you were vacationing in Borneo and missed it, monthly beginning with Januarys Social Security checks. Thats now old news. But other increases tied into the annual COLA adjustment didnt make most news stories. Ill share them here. out of the way. Every single time I mention the annual cost-of-living with emails from readers complaining that its not enough. Ive explained countless times in this space how the COLA is computed. But it does no good. People still gripe that they should get more money. So this time, rather than use up half of this column explaining a process people dont want to believe anyway, Im going to refer you to the source. If you want to know how the annual SocialSecurity.gov/COLA. And heres an interesting tidbit about Social Security COLAs that demonstrates the power of the seniorcitizen lobby in this country and how politicians will bend over backwards for 2012 will be paid in January. On the surface, that may seem to make sense. But remember that Social month in arrears. In other words, the check that comes in January 2012 is actually the payment for December 2011. So why do folks start getting their 2012 COLA increase on their December 2011 Social Security check? Well, you have to go back about 20 years or so. At that time, COLA increases were effective with the month they were due. Had that old law never been changed, people would have been scheduled to get their January checks, which are paid in February. But a couple of decades ago, seniors got all in a huff about this. They mistakenly thought they were being cheated out of one months COLA increase until February. Rather than simply explain the logistics of the oneknuckled under and decided that henceforth, COLA increases would be effective with the December payment of the prior year (payable in January of the next). In addition to increases in monthly Social Security that are important to many people. Lets start with people still working and paying Social Security taxes. If youre fortunate enough to be paying slightly higher taxes in 2012. The Social Security taxable earnings base is going up from $106,800 to $110,100. So people making that kind of money will be pumping a few more nickels into Social Securitys coffers next year. One other annual change affects only people trying to get the necessary credits they need to qualify Most people who are working earn four credits per year. In 2011, you earned those four credits once you made $4,480. In 2012, you wont get those credits until you make $4,520. (You actually will get one Social Security credit for each $1,130 you earn in 2012. But no one can earn more than four credits per year.) To generally need 40 credits. Fewer credits may be needed to get Social Security disability payments or for your family members to get survivor Another annual increase impacts people who are getting Social Security checks but are still working. If youre under 66 years old, theres a limit to how much money you can make each year before your Social Security be able to make $14,640 per year before seeing any reductions. Thats an increase of only $480 above the 2011 limits. For each two dollars you earn above the $14,640 limit in 2012, one dollar must be withheld from your Social Security checks. Theres a higher limit for working retirees in the year that they turn 66. In 2012, they can make up to $38,880, January up to the month of their 66th birthday. Once they reach 66, no limit exists on the amount of money they can make while getting Social Security checks. (The age-66 limit is $37,680 in 2011.) People getting Social Security percent increase as retirees. And one other minor change might impact anyone who is unable to work at a substantial level. The law used to least $1,000 per month. In 2012, that threshold goes up to $1,010. In other and are trying to work, you can make up to $1,010 per month next year, and youll still generally be eligible for your disability payments. Another COLA increase impacts folks getting Supplemental Security Income, or SSI payments. The standard federal SSI payment amount will go up in 2012, from $674 per month to $698. But many states add money to the basic federal payment. Some states pass along the increase in their state supplement, but some dont. So depending on where you live, your monthly SSI check may or may not go up. SSI is a federal welfare program managed by the Social Security Administration. It makes monthly payments to low-income seniors and disabled people. As I constantly try to remind my readers, SSI is not payments are not funded out of Social Security taxes.

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Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 55 Alumni Singers to Give Winter Concert The Alumni Singers of St. Petersburg is pleased to announce its Winter Concert will be held on Sunday, December 18th at 4 p.m. at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 5995 Dr. Martin Luther King Street S. in St. Petersburg. The concert will be under the full direction of the groups new musical director, Mr. Samuel Hayward of Clearwater. The choir will be accompanied by Mrs. Dorothy Jenkins of St. Petersburg. The Alumni Singers, founded in 1980, is dedicated to the preservation of the African-American experience through spirituals and gospel music. The organization now comprises some three dozen singers from high schools, colleges and universities from all over Florida and throughout the United States. 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 pre-approved by Market managers. All funds raised than any 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. Chanukah Extravaganza and Acrobatics This Chanukah join the broader community and come celebrate the festival of light at St. Petersburgs 8th Annual Chanukah Extravaganza, with special feature acrobatic show by world famous acrobat and gold medal winner, Liang Patti. Hosted by the Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. Petersburg, the event will take place on Tuesday, December 20th at 5:30 p.m. at South Straub Park in downtown St. Petersburg. In addition to the acrobatic show, the celebration will include a public menorah lighting, local dignitaries, music provided by the Mike Eisenstadt Band, face painting, crafts, hot latkes and company. The story and miracle of Chanukah is a story of the victory of light over darkness, of good over evil, and the message of freedom of religion so familiar to us. Although it took place over 2000 years ago, its universal message reverberates today as strongly as ever. Visit www.chabadsp.com, email to info@chabadsp.com or call 727344-4900.

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56 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Appliance Repair DO YOU REPAIR APPLIANCES?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, 3216965. Attorney/Legal Automotive Service DO YOU REPAIR POWER WINDOWS?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, starting at $14/wk. 321-6965. Caregivers STAY OUT OF A NURSING HOMEBay Area Care Offers Live-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Lic. 5969. Call 727-424-1979. Classes/Tutoring 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 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.SPARKLING CLEANNo Other People in Your House or Condo. Gulfport Area. Anytime. References Available. 727-330-0672. CARPET CLEANINGRepairs, ReStretching, Sales & Service. Carl 727-460-7153. GIVE YOURSELF A GIFT! Housecleaning Holiday Special. Also we can Serve your dinner guests & clean up after. Rent-A-Hand. Inc. 347-3424, Lic.# 5842. HOUSEKEEPING BY MICHELLE-Top Notch Affordable Service. Free Estimates. Will Work with Anyone. 727-289-2811 727-222-8651. 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.comWe Dont Cut Corners... We Clean Them!Lisas Cleaning, ChildCare, Pet/Plant Care. License #2557 References. Free Estimates. 727-898-2474. 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.A WINK AND A SPARKLEHousekeeping Services. Residential & Commercial. Call Winkie, Great references available! 710-1283. Computer Service COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, reasonable rates. PC and Apple Literate. Call Bob 727-656-0435. TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). Accounting Classes/Tutoring Cleaning/Housekeeping

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Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 57 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. Handy Person HOLIDAY SPECIAL 20% OFFHandyman 35yrs Experience, Multi-Skilled. Small Jobs Okay. Pressure Washing, Light Hauling, Lowest Rates. Free Estimates. Seniors & Veterans Discounts. Call Larry 727327-7177.ALL TYPES REPAIRSSmall job Specialist. Screens, Rotten wood repaired, Light tree trimming. Licensed / Insured. 727-776-1646. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. HANDYMAN SERVICESFree Estimates. We Do It all! You Dont Pay Anything Till Job is Complete, Great References! 727-688-9565. Licensed/Insured. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721.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. Heat/Air Conditioning Computer Service Handy Person Heat/Air Conditioning

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58 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 Home Improvement ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357.WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Painting. Pool Deck Repairs, Insured, #C4672 15% Off. 727-458-4209. GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. 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. 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. Lawn Equip. Repair DO YOU REPAIR LAWN EQUIPMENT?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, starting at $14/wk. 321-6965. Lawn/Landscape 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. 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. 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 PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. Plumbing LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. Miscellaneous Service Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement Moving/Hauling PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.

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Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 59 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. DISTRIBUTORS WANTED-Great Tasting Meal Replacement for Less than $2.00 per Serving. Weight Loss Guaranteed or Your Money Back! www.stevedante.bodybyvi.com 727-224-8731. Help Wanted CAREGIVER NEEDEDFor Elderly woman with Dementia in Gulfport with cooking, light housekeeping, and dog walking in 24 hour shifts. Schedule; 6p.m. Friday evening to 9 a.m. Monday. Alternate with 2 other caregivers. Must have vehicle, valid drivers license, and references. Contact Melissa 727-381-1070. SEAMSTRESS/TAYLORPart Time Occasional, Piecework in your home, will pick up and deliver. Call Carol, 727-384-8050. MAIDS FOR BUSY ESTABLISHEDCompany, Excellent Rate Of Pay, Drivers License Preferred, Beach Location. 727-363-1074.WAYCOOL ANTIQUES & FURNISHINGSAt Way Cool Prices! Buy, Sell, Consign Unusually Nice Pieces. Interior Designers Welcome. 6820 46th Ave. N. 727-459-6937. Automotive 1995 NISSAN MAXIMA-4 door with Power Locks/Windows. Remote Alarm. Ice Cold Air, Clean Interior. Asking $1400. 727-709-2774. 1996 LINCOLN TOWNCAR-New Tires, Brakes, Leather Interior, Ice Cold Air, Comfortable Ride. $1595. Call Annie at 727-7437355. 1999 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL-Bk Leather, Runs Great! $2500. obo 727-475-0384 or 631276-2471. 2009 CHEVY MALIBUGreat Condition, 23,500 Miles, Asking $9,999.00 o.b.o. 727498-7488. Miscellaneous Service Business Opportunity Antiques

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60 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 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 PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. Furniture/Appliances WOODEN ROCKER SPINDLE-Back, Caned Seat. Very Good Condition. $75. 727-4330221. NEW ROLL-A-WAY BED-with Mattress. $100. obo 727-345-0432. ROCKER/RECLINER11 mos old. Ashley Furniture. Dark Brown leather. $250 Call 727459-8447 General 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. 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. AVON REPS NEEDEDSign-up with top seller Or purchase products. Call Mirzana 727-453-2637 TWO 15 DRIVE SERIES-Crunch Subwoofers. Asking $160. 727-709-2774.LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297. Marine BOAT SLIPSup to 50. Sail or Power. $200/ mo. 1st mo. Free. St. Pete Beach. Walking distance from Corey Ave. 949-315-9225 Musical Instruments CASIO KEYBOARD-Loaded! Including adaptor & pedal. Must play, excellent condition. $249. 727-430-2115. OLD AUDIO-Tube Ampliers, Old Speakers, Old Guitars, etc. Denny, 727-421-4019. WIDOW NEEDS DEPENDABLE-Car for Dr. Appts./Church. Reasonable 727-289-3046. CAR NEEDEDSenior woman looking for a reliable transportation. 727-612-4797 Legal Notices PLACE YOUR AD HERE$14.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. Dec ember 15th & 22nd, 2011 Yard/Garage Sale YARD AND PLANT SALE-Need a Last Minute Christmas Gift? This is the Place to Be! 5814 26th Ave. S. Sat. 9am. til Sold Out. MOVING SALE-Dec. 17th 8am.-2pm. 2014 Gray St. S. Gulfport. BIG GARAGE SALE!-Lots of Household Goods. Lots of Plants and Orchids! 5102 29th Ave. S. Gulfport. 12/16 & 12/17. 7:303pm. 727-321-0263. MULTI FAMILY SALEFRI. 12/16 & SAT. 12/17. 9am 4 pm. 6791 35th Terrace N. (Off 68th St. N. Between Tyrone & 38th Ave.) YARD/CRAFT SALE-Local Artist. Jewelry, Christmas Items & Affordable Gifts! Sat. & Sun. 8:30am-3:30. 5623 17th Ave. So. Gulfport. NORTHWEST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH -6330 54th Ave. N. Outdoors. Sat., 12/17, 8-4. YEI FLEA MARKETA Support System for Youth & Young Adults. Open Saturdays 8a.m.-2p.m. 4929 9th Ave. S., Gulfport. HUGE SALE-5601 66th St. Fri./Sat./Sun. 9-4. 6534 2ND AVE. S. PASADENAMany tools, garden, kitchen, electronics, heaters, lawn mowers, air conditioners, etc. Ask for furniture, clothing, massage table, desks, couches, tables. Friday/Saturday 8-3p.m. Anytime 727614-2880. CLEARANCEMost Items 50%-75% Off. $1 Bargain Rack. Eileens Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Open Tue-Sat10-3p.m. DRIVEWAY/CARPORT SALE -Christmas Decorations and Unique Gifts. Sat & Sun. 9am.-4pm. 5431 31st Ave. S. PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patron age in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have Innite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You (Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over come All Difculties as You Did the Dragons at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times). This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Suc cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat ter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. G.F. Card of Thanks Automotive Wanted COLLECTIBLES & THRIFTS Open 10-4 Thursday-Saturday. 5226 Gulfport Blvd. S. Yard/Garage Sale ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SHOWJanuary 6&7, 9-5p.m. Bottles, Pottery, Post cards, Stoneware, and Much More! 160 Tables At the Manatee Convention & Civic Center. One Haben Blvd & Rt. 41, Palmetto, FL Sat urday Admission $4. Early Admission Jan 6th, 4-7:45p.m. $15.00 Good Both Days.

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Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 61 4BRS, 2BRS AND EFFICIENCIES-Call WALTON REALTY for Addresses and Rental Rates 727-458-3613. 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. GULFPORT BEACH APT.-1BR, $450/Mo. $900 moves you in. Includes 1st and last months rent. Electric Not Included, No Pets. Call Andy, 978-973-3994. GULFPORT HOMES-3BR/2BA $800/Mo. 2BR/1BA $600/Mo. 1BR/2BA $500/Mo. Also Available 2BR/1BA 5244 6th Ave. N. $600/Mo. 727-475-0384 or 631-276-2471. GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-Studio Apt. 3028 54th St. So. Quiet Building, Owner on Premesis, Off Street Parking, W/S/G Included. References Required. $500/Mo. & Security Deposit. Call 644-0602. Available now. 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. GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-Furnished 1BR/1BA, mini kitchen. Utilities included. Close to shops, beach & bus. $500/Mo. plus Security. Gentlemen Preferred. 727-345-1869. CHARMING GULFPORT 2BR/1BA-plus Family Room. Freshly Painted, Washer/Dryer, CHA, Fenced Yard, Plenty of Parking. $800/ Mo. +Security 727-512-8870. 2BR/1BA HOUSE-w/Sunroom, Garage, Outdoor Shower. New Chefs Kitchen, Vaulted Ceilings, Fenced yard, Fruit trees. $875/Mo. +Deposit/Utilities. Pets ok w/deposit. 727-7423974 or 727-368-5942. CORNER CONDO AT FIVE TOWNS-Extra Large 2/2. New Carpet, Fresh Paint, Covered Parking. 55+, Pets ok, $850/Mo. AMERI-TECH REALTY 727-776-5430. GORGEOUS EXCEXUTIVE-Town House. 3BR/2BA/2CG on Pasadena Golf Course. Cathedral Ceilings, Million Dollar Views. Must See! $1700/Mo. 1st/last/Deposit. Call 727688-7337. 2BR/1BA HOUSE58th St. & 3rd Ave. N. Appliances Included. C/H/A, Fenced Yard. $850 deposit, $900/Mo. 727-641-6773. 5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.-2BR/1BA. $625/ Mo., plus $625/Security. Parking. 727-7100776. BAY ISLAND CONDO1BR/1BA Waterfront, Unfurnished, 55+ Gated Community. Pools, Tennis, Exercise Room, Clubhouse. NonSmoker. Recently Remodeled, $775/Mo. 727812-4256. APARTMENTS FOR RENT-Studio Apts. from $425/Mo., 1BRs from $525/Mo., 2BRs from $625/Mo. 727-804-5596. SO. PASADENANear Publix, Busline, Close to Beaches & Stetson, 1BR Excellent Condition, Water Included 1/2 Duplex, $600/Mo. 727-345-7036, 804-5694. 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. CHATEAU TOWER-Spectacular open waterview from this Ninth Floor, 1BR/1.5BA, Unfurnished w/new appliances and new carpet. All amenities included. $825/mo. annual. No smoking/Pets. 727-367-8688. S. PASADENA 2/1 HOUSEQuiet neighborhood, New CHA, W/D, New Appliances, Fenced. Pets OK. $950/mo. 7225 14th Ave. S. 727-643-9777 LAYLOW BUNGALOWS-Gulfport. 2/1s from $695/mo & 1/1s from $595/mo. Pets Ok. 727742-5140. DUPLEX 1BR/1BA-w/Sunroom or 2nd Bedroom/Ofce facing alley w/Wooded fenced lot, Carport. $575/Mo. +Deposit/Utilities. Pets ok w/deposit. 727-742-8896 or 727-368-5942. RENT TO OWN MOBILE HOME-55+. 2BR/1.5BA, Corner Lot with Large Porch. $650/Down, $650/Mo. Includes Lot Rent, Water, Sewer, Trash. St. Petersburg 727-7443500. GULFPORT 1BR APT.-Live alone and Love it! Clean, Comfortable, Quiet. Shady Courtyard Entrance Plus Private Patio. On-site Laundry. Avail Jan. 1 (or sooner). 702 64th St. S. Call 727-343-7921 for Appt. GULFPORT EFFICIENCY2808 Clinton St. S., Unfurnished, Very Clean, Sunporch, Water, Cable Furnished, No Smokers/Pets Walk to Library/Art District. $550/Mo., $350 Security. 727-345-3798. 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. GULFPORT LARGE BUNGALOW-Fenced Yard, Quiet, Secluded. Power, Water, Cable Included. $545/Mo. Pets and Smokers Ok. Tim 727-265-5008. PATRIOT SQUARE37th St. S., 38th Ave. 55+. No Pets. Large 1BR, 2nd Floor, Balcony, A/C, Pool, Tennis, Fenced. $650/Mo. Also 3BR/2BA, $750/Mo. Secured Parking. 727-867-7022. NEAR BARTLETT PARK-3BR/1BA Only $750/Mo. Large Lot, CHA, Porch, Remodeled. WALTON REALTY 727-458-3613. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Secretary and or Housekeeper. Possible live-ins. 727-289-3588. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. 1BR ART DISTRICT APT.-5713 23rd Ave. S. $600/Mo. includes Water. Deck, Alley Access. Pets Possible. 1 year Lease. 386-299-2066. SOUTH BAY/SUNSHINE SKYWAY LANEUnfurnished Waterfront Condo. $935/Mo. 2BR/2BA, Heated Pool, Clubhouse, Fishing Pier, 1st/Last/Security. Yearly Lease. 727-3219161. GULFPORT 1BR APT.5510 Tangerine Ave. S. Back Unit, $495/Mo. $495 Security. WGS included. 727-384-4059. WATERFRONT VIEW!-Bay Island, So. Pasadena 55+, Swimming Pool, Clubhouse, Tennis courts, 1BR/1BA, Unfurnished, $690/Mo. Annual. 727-729-9553. FURNISHER STUDIO APT. -$500/Mo. Includeds Utilities. Completely Remodeled. Nice Neighborhood near Stetson. 1st/last & Security. 727-415-2992 or 727-424-9269. 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 1BR -Mobile Home $450/Mo. Looking for Good Tenants. 727-410-6599. Accommodations to Share HOUSE TO SHARE-w/gwm, deck, pool, walk to beach, pubs, shops. Working, responsible only! No pets. $500 plus security. 727-3469031. Commercial Properties Rent STORAGE SPACE10x15 shed beside parking, 11x23. Locked, Laneway Access. Reasonable Rates. Call Dave, 727-459-8480. Real Estate Wanted RETIRED CANADIAN COUPLE-Wanting to Rent 1-2 Bedroom Apt. for Jan & Feb. 2012 in Gulfport Area 727-204-267-2090. kjsheppard@mis.net 1BR FURNISHEDNear Beach, Library. Last 2 weeks February. Could lead to long term next year. Call 413-739-7034. GULFPORT WINTER RENTALwith purchase option wanted. Retired teacher for 1 BR. apt./ home. 727-821-2102 or 207-266-6014 Open House PRESIDENTIAL BLDG. #107 REDUCED! Bay Island, Open Sunday 1-3pm. Fran Hubert Realtor. 727-360-9264, 727-580-9265. B & L REALTY. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Furnished Rentals theG a b b e r Since 1968Buy It Sell ItClassified Ad ve r tising Fr om $4.50 PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.

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62 Gabber December 15 December 21, 2011 2BR MOBILE HOME55+ Park, Newly Remodeled, New Floors & Sheetrock, Freshly Painted in/out, Carport, Shed. $4900. 727346-5445, 1-860-480-4340. BEAUTIFUL SUNSET VIEWS-Over the Intracoastal waters. Large 1BR/1.5BA condo on Isla Del Sol. www.6357bahia.com, $129,500. Cindy 727-342-3800. ST. PETE MOBILE HOMEResident Owned 55+ Park, 51x12, New Flooring, Sunroom, Carport, Furnished, $30,000. Maintenance Fee $80/Mo. 315-636-7701. LOOKING FOR QUALITY AND VALUE in a Home or Condo to Buy or Rent? LAND OF LIBERTE REALTY has some of the Best Valued Homes and Condos Anywhere in Pinellas County! Call 727-360-2006 Today to Find Your New Home at the Best Price!! MOBILE HOME FOR SALE-55+. 2BR/1.5BA Corner Lot with Large Porch. New Floors. Central Air. $7000. 66th St. N. St. Petersburg. 727-744-3500. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale

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