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No. 2238 December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 Dog Receives Pardon From MayorBy Cathy Salustri This inatable dog received a pardon from St. Pete Beach mayor Steve McFarlin, who called on the city code ofcer to make discretion the better part of valor. City staff cited the dogs owner, Alan Ronay, for having a prohibited sign. Its an honorary pardon, Ronay said.See Pardon, page 31 Sex Crime Arrests on Upham BeachBy Cathy Salustri St. Pete Beach police have made two separate arrests less than 10 days apart for sex crimes on Upham Beach. On December 14 police arrested 44-yearold Guillermo Trejos for sexual battery on a boy over the age of 12 but under 18. Trejos performed sexual acts on the sleeping teen on Upham Beach, according to police. The child was not a willing partner, St. Pete Beach Police Captain Dean Horianopoulos said. Police started investigating Trejos early in December. See Sex Crimes, page 15 Senior Follies Young at Heart The Senior Follies played to a sold-out house in Gulfport last week, and tap dancer Addie Spicuzza epitomized the energy and verve felt on stage and lesson at 58 and has tapped away to the music ever since. Ive had two knee replacements over the past two years, she said after running through her number backstage before the show. Shes also survived breast cancer. Neither of these things stop the energetic senior, who won the 2004 Miss Florida Senior America crown. She entered the pageant, she says, because of God giving me a second chance on life.Addie Spicuzza epitomized the energy and verve felt on stage and in the audience. Guillermo Trejos, arrested for sexual battery on a teen. Salvatore Cordovano, arrested for exposure and lewd and lascivious acts.


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4 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 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. Walking Club Returns It is almost that time of year for the Gulfport Walking Club to begin. The walking club meets every Thursday at 9 a.m. From there they travel to different parks to do their walking. will be on Thursday, January 5th at 9 a.m. Cost is $2 per trip. Call John at 727-893-1079 if you are interested. 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., the Gulfport Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. and Small Adventures Book Store, 3107 Beach Blvd. S. Dont miss out on this limited edition calendar!


Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 5 Annual Wine & Cheese Party The South Pasadena Civic Association will hold its Annual Wine & Cheese Party on Wednesday, January 11 at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall. Come see "Elvis Presley" for an entertaining afternoon. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Call Agnes at 347-5292 for tickets. January 3 is Deadline to Register to Vote or Change Political Parties for January 31 Presidential Preference Primary Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark announces that Tuesday, January 3 is the deadline to register to vote or change political party Only the Republican Party is having a presidential primary, because the Democratic Party selected President Barack Obama as their nominee. Since Florida is a closed primary state, only registered Republicans are eligible to vote for the Republican presidential nominee. Kenneth City, Safety Harbor, St. Pete Beach (Districts 1 and 3) and Tarpon Springs. The city elections are nonpartisan, so all voters in those cities or districts are eligible to vote. Voters who are already registered to vote in Florida do not need to re-register. A change in election law now requires that address changes from another county that are made at the polls will require the voter to vote a provisional ballot, except for active military voters and their families. Address changes can be made by calling 464-VOTE or emailing election@ votepinellas.com with date of birth included. Name and party changes may be made by sending a signed, written statement to the Supervisor of Elections and including date of birth or voter ID number. Any updates, including signatures, can be made by completing and signing a voter registration application and returning it to the Supervisor of Elections. All new applications or party changes received by mail must be postmarked by January 3 in order to be eligible for this election. Residents may register to vote or update their voter information at any hours. Lithuanian-American Lunch this Thursday The Lithuanian-American Club is serving lunch on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at 4880 46 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. The cost is $7 for entree, side, dessert and coffee. Todays lunch is koldunai (meat dumplings). Also available to buy is Lithuanian beer. Call Vida at 866-7936. Everyone is welcome. After-Christmas Sale at Sophies Attic Going to a party? Sophies has lots of New Years Eve apparel to make you ready for the New Year to start. Plus, 10% will be taken off your total bill to thank you for shopping at Sophies. Sophies is always accepting donations which may be dropped to noon at 2728 53rd Street S. or the Thrift Store Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, or call the church at 321-3620 for pick up at your convenience. Sophies Attic is a mission outreach of the First United Methodist Church of Gulfport.


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Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 7 Gulfport Lions Club Spaghetti Supper The Gulfport Lions Club will be hosting a Spaghetti Supper on January 7th and the event is open to the public. The menu will consist of spaghetti & meatballs, salad, garlic bread, dessert, coffee or tea. This is an all you can eat supper, so bring your appetite, your family and friends. Cost is $7 per ticket. Children under 10, $4. It is also a BYOB event, so bring your wine if you like. All of their Gulfport Lions Club members have tickets, so if you want to prepurchase them, ask any local Lion. Otherwise, they will have an adequate supply of them at the door. The Gulfport Lions Club is located at 4630 Tifton Drive S., right behind the Gulfport Marina. They will be serving from 4-7 p.m. Directions are as follows: go south on 49th Street to the stop sign at the water; turn left and follow the road around to the Lions Club. All their events support community outreach programs in sight conservation; four Pancake Breakfasts (Nov., Dec., Feb., April), a Shrimp Boil in March, along with their Fish Fry (September), and our Spaghetti Suppers (October and January). Some of the entities that they sponsor are The Watson Center (Lighthouse) for the Visually Impaired, the Conklin Center for the Multi-Handicapped Blind, the Central Florida Eye Bank, Southeast Guide Dogs, WUSF Radio Reading Service, the Florida Lions Foundation, local eyeglasses and examination program, local Scouting and Little League programs, and many more. So please come out and support your local Lions. Their next event will be on Saturday, February 4th with their Pancake Breakfast. Become a Guardian ad Litem Over 1000 abused and neglected children in Pinellas County do not have a Guardian ad Litem! As a Guardian ad Litem, you advocate in court and in the child welfare system for abused, abandoned, and neglected children. The Guardian ad Litem visits the child every month, becomes familiar with the childs case, and makes recommendations to the court to help ensure the child has a safe, caring, and stable home. No prior experience is necessary; you will be well trained and supported by an experienced supervisory and legal staff. Once trained, volunteers spend an average of ten hours a month. To learn more about the program attend an informational presentation at the Pasadena Community Church in St. Petersburg, 227 70th Street S. on Wednesday, January 4, at 6:30 p.m. Meet in the Life Enrichment Center Room 3A. You may also call 464-6528 for other dates and locations, or go to www. guardianadlitem6.org to submit an application.


8 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 Health, Fitness, Nutritional Professionals WantedSubmitted by Mike Calamari We are gearing up for the 2nd Annual Prostate Cancer 5K Run & Walk being held on Saturday, January 7, 2012. This year will be bigger and better. In addition to the race we will have live music and food. We are adding a Mini HealthFitness-Nutrition Fair open to the public both Friday, January 6 and Saturday, January 7. If you are in the health care, like to book a table or want more information about the fair or event sponsorship, contact Coach Mike Calamari at 727-638-2389 or email to coachmike64@gmail.com.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 earlier than 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 working-class 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!


Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 9 See Tampa Bay in a Whole New WayST. PETE BEACHThe everpopular Senior Excursions at the St. Pete Beach Community Center are starting back this January and running through April. Guests travel to popular attractions and shopping destinations all over Tampa Bay without the hassles of driving, tolls and parking. The trips run almost every Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a few special trips occurring on other days of the week. Travel to places such as the Hard Rock Casino, the Strawberry Festival, IKEA, Mixon Groves, a Rays Spring Training game, and much more. Trips are just $12 for St. Pete Beach residents and $15 for non-residents; additional entry fees may apply. All of these exciting trips are limited be sure to reserve your spot. Call 363-9245 for details and see a full list of trips online at www.spbrec. com.Featuring the La Mancha Region of Spain La Mancha is the largest single designated wine region, not only in Spain but in the whole of Europe, with more than 474,000 acres of land dedicated to grape growing. Located within the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha, it occupies a vast expanse of the central Iberian plateau and includes Comunidad Valenciana and Murcia in the east, Extremadura in the west and Andalucia in the south. Some of the La Mancha region wines include: RedCencibel, Garnacha, Moravia, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. White-Airn, Macabeo, Pardilla, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.


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Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 11 Take a Safe Boating Course Start the 2012 New Year off with a Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Skills and Seamanship course on Tuesday evening, January 3. Programs are conducted from 7:30 9:30 p.m. each Tuesday and are conveniently located on the USCG base at 1300 Beach Dr. SE, St. Petersburg. Visit www. cgaux72.info/ or call 727-898-1324 the state of Florida boater I.D. safety education requirements. Natural History Speaker Series Don and Lorraine Margeson, Naturalists, will speak at the Natural Speaker Series on Tuesday, January 10th at 7:30 p.m. at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S. in St. Petersburg. The topic is Robins as Far as the Eye can See: Roost Rings in St. Petersburg. The St. Petersburg roost ring is the largest recorded roost ring in the nation three years running according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The area has had over a million birds winter here in the past. What attracts them to come here? Where are the best places to observe them? Come and learn more about them as the speakers discuss their diet, habitat requirements, potential survival threats and conservation status. The Speaker Series are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., September through April. Programs are free of charge and open to the general public. Call 727893-7326 or visit www.stpete.org/boyd.


12 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous Safe Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start at your convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday and Januarys program includes: Rules of the Nautical Road January 3, Boating Safety January 10, Piloting Your Boat Part A January 17, and Piloting Your Boat Part B January 24. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 360-4846, Warren at 321-7801, or Phil at 865-2226. Half-Off Pool Memberships ST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Aquatic Complex, located at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, is offering an unbeatable deal to help keep you year long. For the month of January only, all Family, Adult, Senior and Child yearly pool passes can be purchased for 50% off, a savings of over $250 on some memberships. Yearly pool passes include unlimited access to the pool, open year-round and always kept at 82 degrees. This holiday season give yourself and your and fun. Stop by the pool any day in January to purchase your discounted membership before this cool winter deal is gone! Call 363-9264 for more information. South Pinellas Youth Baseball League TIERRA VERDEThe Tierra Verde Baseball, will open registration for its spring season of youth baseball on January 1st. Registration will run through February with play beginning at the end of the month. Tierra Verde Dizzy Dean is an instructional league with both recreational and competitive teams is located at 1420 Pinellas Bayway, The league welcomes players from throughout South Pinellas. Registration may be accomplished online at http://www.eteamz.com/ tarpons. Contact Lou Wycoff, Lou455@aol.com, or Mike Rieth, splimbandbrace@aol.com for more information. 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.


Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 13 The Curious Savage Opens Soon! The Gulfport Community Players will open a heart-warming comedy by John Patrick entitled, The Curious Savage, on January 5th at the Hickman Theater of Gulfport. The play tells the story of Ethel Savage, who has been committed to a sanitarium by her children. It is their hope that this act will bring her to her senses, allowing them to get their hands on the $10 million her husband left her upon his passing. The play is set in The Cloisters a genteel asylum for guests struggling to cope with various mental problems. The play is being directed by Eileen Navarro, who won a Cathy Award for Best Director for last seasons Noises Off! She has a great cast of 12 people to work with, including a few people you might know from their past plays. The cast includes: Linda Hamrell, Jessica Barthle, Guadalupe Gagnon, Linda Rosenfeld, Ross Johnson, Mitchell Le Vine, David Mathias, Maureen Kilroy, Corey Kramer, Janell Kramer, and Ellie LeVine Join them and your friends for another great evening or afternoon of live theater at the Hickman Theater. This play will run for three weeks, with curtain times of 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are only $15 each and are available at Eileens Resale Boutique, the Gulfport Beach Bazaar, the Gulfport Casino, the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, at the door, or by calling them at 727-322-0316 for advance sales. For more information about this play or the Players, please visit their website at: http://www. 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.


14 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 Coyote Sighting in GulfportPhoto submitted by L. A. Malin This Coyote was pictured in front of the house on 59th Street. and 29th Avenue S. in Gulfport three blocks South of the Pasadena Yacht and Country Club back gate. The gate guard said she had complaints of a coyote hanging around the tennis courts at the clubhouse. 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. For information call 727-343-7747. The facilitator is Vivian Killion, Parish Pastor. Town Shores Billiards The annual Town Shores Billiard Tournament will take place beginning January 4th at the clubhouse. This tournament, open to any resident of Town Shores, (male or female) consists of singles and doubles matches in eight ball, nine ball, straight pool and snooker. There is no entry fee other than the annual club dues of $2. There will be no losers in this tournament as the enjoyment of the games, mild competition and socializing make everyone a winner, plus, you may get your name on the Board of Champions. All skill levels are welcome with free lessons in pool shooting fundamentals available. For those interested, just stop by the billiard room most any afternoon 1-4 p.m. A club meeting is scheduled for January 4th at 1 p.m. in the billiard room.


Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 15 Sex Crime, from front page The investigation revealed that Trejos routinely took photos of skateboarding on Upham Beach and possibly in nearby areas. He then downloaded his photos to his private web address, although Horianopoulos stressed that taking such photos is not crime. We concentrated on the crime, Horianopoulos said, adding that victims, if any. If theres other victims out there, thats part of the reason we want this out there,. Nine days later police made another sex-related arrest on Upham Beach. Shortly past 5 p.m. on December 23 two teenage girls reported seeing Salvatore Cordovano expose and fondle himself as he watched them; when they moved away he followed and continued his actions. They called the police, who arrested the 53-year-old offender for one count of lewd and lascivious behavior and two counts of exposing his sexual organs. from the rear and developed probable cause to arrest Cordovano. Cordovano has nine similar arrests in three states (New York, Florida, and Maryland). Police investigated further and found out a 13-yearold boy also saw Cordovano fondle himself. How many times did this occur that it did not get reported to law enforcement? Horianopoulos said. You cant help but wonder that. Horianopoulos says the two crimes on Upham arent the norm for the beach, but they arent a rarity, either. I wouldnt say its normal, but I wouldnt say its not uncommon. Sometimes people gravitate towards the beach, (people like) exhibitionists... in the sea oats, he added. Trejoss arrest record lists him as a transient St. Pete Beach resident. Cordovano lives at 521 68th Avenue on St. Pete Beach. At press time both men remained in the Pinellas county jail. Police encourage anyone who may have further information about Trejos should contact police at either (727) 3639215 or (727) 3639200 after business hours. Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of St. Pete Beach: Bridge Woerk Q: What's the construction on the Corey Bridge, who's paying for it, and when will it end? A: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is cleaning, repairing and painting parts of the bridge, mainly the structural steel, according to the scope of work. State funds will cover the cost of the work. FDOT spokesperson Kris Carson said work would wrap up in late January. Email questions to News@theGabber.com


16 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 Holidays with a touch of Red and Purple On December 14th, the Red Hot Beach Nuts of Gulfport enjoyed a beautiful Holiday luncheon at Spinners in the Grand Hotel Plaza on St. Pete Beach. They even offered a Beach Nut burger in their honor as one of their entrees. They had 32 ladies attending and the season celebration was a joy for everyone. their Red Hatters December birthdays. Their next outing will be The Old North East Tavern on January 18th. Students can get a Look at County Government Have you ever seen a medic respond to a heart attack? Do you know how to be behind bars? Teens Behind the Scenes is a new program that takes an exclusive look at the inner workings of Pinellas County government. Once a month from January to April, teens will go hand what goes into keeping the county running. Presented by the countys Youth Advisory Committee, Teens Behind the Scenes was created by students for students and is modeled after the popular Pinellas Citizens University. The sessions will meet the fourth Wednesday of the month from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the site of the featured department. Program line-up is as follows: Survivor Public Works on January 25. Take a trip to the public works engineering and more. Law & Order on February 22. Investigate the roles of law enforcement, prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys and the judge. Most Wanted! on March 21. Take a tour of the Pinellas County Jail. Learn about intake, maximum security, and direct supervision. (Parental release required to participate.) 9-1-1 101 on April 18. Get an up-close look at the Pinellas County EMS system and get the chance to demonstration. Awards Night (6 p.m.) on April 24. Be on PCC-TV with your County Commissioners and receive your This free program is open to high school students who are at least 14 years old. The registration deadline for each session is two weeks before the program date. Dont delay, class size is limited! To register, go to www.pinellascounty. org/yac. For more information, call 727-582-2656. The Pinellas County Youth Advisory Committee is comprised of high school students who provide input and assistance to the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners. Membership is open to high school students who reside in Pinellas County.


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18 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 This Weeks Solution Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club for the January 12th bus trip to the Morse Museum in Winter Park. The cost is $20 (this includes 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. 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. The Gulfport Garden and Bird Club wishes one and all a very happy new year.


Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 19 The Gabs What is your New Year's resolution?Alexandria Uszler, Mukwonago, Wisconsin: To try harder in school. Ellen Wamser, Mukwonago, Wisconsin: To be a better person. Debbie Hubley, Tierra Verde: I just moved here so my resolution is to get to know the area. Alan Ronay, Gulfport: To get in shape.


20 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Shop Thrift, Boutique and Gift Shops Pasadena Community Church has three stores at one location (Pasadena Avenue and Second Avenue S.) featuring clothing, household items, gifts, childrens clothes and furniture. Thrift and boutique are open from 9-12 Wednesday and Saturday. Gift store is open from 10-2 on Wednesday only.


Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Care Givers Support Groups the health concerns of another? If so, consider coming to one of Pasadena Community Churchs Care Giver Support Groups in the Life Enrichment Center at 227 70 Street S. One group meets on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the other meets on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Both groups are open to the public for those attending to share with others who are in like situations their experiences, joys and concerns of care giving. The person may be a relative or just a good friend. It is not necessary that the individual reside in the same house with you or even the same state. Call Pam Lanning at 347-2809 or Barbara Posey at 381-2499, ext. 214.


22 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 First Art Show of the New YearBy Fred Wilder to be creative by painting a picture then enter it in the Art Guild's January show. The entry date for the show is Thursday, January 5 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Treasure Island City Hall Auditorium, 120 108th Avenue. Members may enter up to two paintings. If you are not a member we invite you to become one and enter the show. On Saturday, January 14 at 1 p.m. a reception for the winners of the show will be held. There will be an art demonstration by a professional artists. Refreshments will be served. For more information go to www. treasureislandartguild.org or call Fred at 369-8390. Learn 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 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. Pre-registration is required. Register on-line at www.boating-stpete. org.


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24 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 By Matthew Margolis Puppy Presents Every year, I caution people against giving the gift of a puppy for Christmas. There are many reasons for this, from the chaos of the season to the coldness of the climate to the fact that it is such a personal decision -essentially the only time you get to choose a family member. Who wouldnt want a part in that? But every year, people do it anyway. So this column is for all the people who pull off a ribbon and open a box eyed puppy. When you get the gift of a power tool, an appliance or a gadget, manual. But puppies dont come with manuals, and they cant tell you what they need. So what do you do? likely instinctive: You bond. You reach into that box, lift your pup into your arms and hold him. You cuddle with him. You stroke his fur and scratch behind his ears. You reassure him and make him feel safe and loved in his new world. You keep doing this for the rest of his life. Where it goes from there depends largely on his temperament and your environment. If he strikes you as scared or skittish, youll want to protect him from any chaos. If he bounds around the room brave and game to play, engage with him while beginning the process of puppyPuppies need three things right off the bat: love, patience and boundaries. Training can wait. Thats not a typo. Day One with your new puppy is not the time to lay down the law. So if you got a puppy for Christmas, make one of your New Years resolutions to eliminate the word no from your vocabulary. Here are a few more tools and tips to get you off on the right paw: -Invest in a baby gate and a crate. No dog under the age of 2 should have free rein. His crate should be large enough for him to stand up, stretch out and turn around. It also should offer good visibility. The idea is to create a safe haven that is comfortable and inviting. Deck it out in soft chew toys and a warm blanket. Your dogs crate is not a place for punishment or timeouts. You want him to love his crate, to willingly retreat there when you have to be out of the house or even out of the room for a while. -Begin a housebreaking routine. This is not the time for training, but it is the time to get into a routine. The basic idea: feed, water, walk. Feed your pup, provide water for your pup after he eats, and then immediately take him outside. When outside, praise him effusively the moment he eliminates. If he accidentally goes inside, clean it quickly and thoroughly and then take him outside. No pointing, yelling, spanking, rolled-up newspapers or no-ing. -Puppies teethe and puppies chew. To relieve the pain of teething while satisfying the natural urge to chew, keep an army of frozen washcloths in your freezer. If your pup is mouthing or chewing on hands, shoes or anything else youd rather he not, swap the unwanted item for a frozen washcloth. Hell love you for it. -Dont forget the basics: stainless steel food and water bowls, puppy food, leash, collar, ID tags, microchip, puppy treats, chew toys and a blanket. For more information on raising your new puppy, check out my book I Just Got a Puppy. What Do I Do? or visit www.unclematty.com. Happy holidays!


Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 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 Gulfport Oh boy! Are you in for a good time with Charlie, a 1 1/2 year old male Ridgeback-Labrador mix. Charlie is a very outgoing, loveable canine that offers kisses to everyone he meets. He loves to play, especially with other dogs. Charlie would do well with an active family that can spend time with him. To meet Charlie or his adoptable pet pals, visit Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street S., St. Petersburg, 727-328-7738 or www.petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter 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.


26 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 By Holiday Mathis If you get the sense that life is ripe fruit hanging on a low branch, all yours for the taking, youre right. The new year brings opportunity and momentum from the start. All planets are moving forward, and the moon will be waxing toward next weeks full moon. As tempting and easy as it is to seize the moment, it still requires action. Some are so mired in old conditioning that they wont reach up. Ultimately, your happiness is up to you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You value yourself, and you know what you have to offer is worthwhile. Therefore, its not necessary to try too hard or really even to try at all. You simply offer what you have. If there are takers, great, and if not, thats great, too. It just means more for you and yours. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Take things step by step, one at a time. Its what will be most satisfying to your of your goals are too ambitious or thought to what you want, and then write it down. Writing it down will bring it to earth. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Theres no use in pretending to be someone others will need and want, because if the real you isnt feeling needed or wanted, the victory will be hollow. You understand this attraction secret well, and youll get the opportunity to embody it this week. Youll be loved for who you are. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You have a way of bumping into exactly the person who has been on your mind. Youll do this again before the week is up. You have a strong feeling about the person you soon will encounter, and in some way youre getting ready for it in the early part of the week. Every impression matters to you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Just because you are an honorable and decent human being doesnt mean you always take the best action. You will spend moments in retrospect this week, wishing you had made a different choice. But it wont end there. Youll have the chance to do things differently, and youll seize it. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Be experience. If you see your life through a lens of negativity, it will only bring more of the same. Find the absolute most positive way to think about your activities. Do this not because it will make you a better person, but because it will make life easier for you. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Note where your thinking is limiting, and put it to the test. You can question the idea without questioning your own mind. Also, just because you recognize certain lines of thought as irrational doesnt mean you can stop yourself from thinking them. But its a start. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You have taken risks in the past and come out ahead. Past perils spring to mind, and you realize that things turned out much better than they might have. Youll mentally be adding new items to a long list of blessings. Each day the week progresses, you will think of more reasons to be grateful. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You can program yourself to some degree, but not completely. Youre not a robot. You cant help but have human feelings, so dont try to suppress them in favor of strictly logical choices. Just because something is logical doesnt make it intelligent. Remember that the body has its own kind of genius. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Youll be from someone who has very little time and many choices about where to invest it. When you see things from this persons perspective, youll realize what you need to do to move your life toward one of your cherished goals. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your solo efforts will be halted. There will be someone to assist you in getting things done. This person may not or she needs to be taught what to do. The instructive period will be minimal, though, and soon youll fall into a productive groove. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). True, theres a bit of an ego rush in knowing that you tried really hard to accomplish something and were of trying hard isnt as necessary to the process as you think. Youll be happier when you skip the drama of an activity and simply get it done. This Week's Birthdays: Youll become an expert at something journey toward mastering a skill. as planned, so be sure you have a solid plan in place. You may crave solitude in March, feeling as though you need to be alone to set yourself right with the universe. April brings a more communal time. Youll be among those with complementary skills and resources and will create a happy rhythm of give and take. 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


Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 27 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of Gulfport: Smoking Tickets Q: How many tickets has the city issued for people violating the smoking ban on Gulfport beach? A: According to police chief Rob Vincent, none, although when an discovered that the smoker had an outstanding warrant on another charge. cigarettes instead of ticketing smokers until such time as the city puts up appropriate signage alerting people to the citys laws about smoking on the beach.Have a question about the way your city works or why it does what it does? Send it to News@theGabber.com. 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.


28 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 The Suncoast Riders come Bearing Gifts Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge, located at 14020 Marguerite Dr. in Madeira Beach, recently received $1,545 in donations from the Suncoast Riders Chapter of the Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association. The Suncoast Riders are all Freemasons who love riding their motorcycles, as well as putting on fund raisers to support charitable work in the community. Information on their Chapter can be found at the following web address http://www.suncoastriders. com/index.html. 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.Temple Beth-El Game Day Temple Beth-El, 400 S. Pasadena Avenue is having a Game Day on Thursday, January 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please RSVP to Jean Diamond, 727-360-5359 as soon as possible. She needs to know how many there will be in your group and what game you will be playing. The cost is $15 per person. Lunch will be at noon and there will be door prizes. You do not have to be a member of Temple to attend.St. Pete Beach Classic Returns Beach, Florida announce the details to the 2012 St. Pete Beach Classic/ Wendy Johnson Memorial Run. The 9th annual road race is slated for the weekend of January 13 -15. The event includes a race for every level of participant. The 5k, 10k and Kids races will be held on Saturday, January 14. Making its debut in 2012 is the half marathon scheduled for Sunday, January 15. The races will take place on the streets of beautiful St. Pete The event venue is the Sirata Beach Resort and Conference Center located at 5300 Gulf Blvd. All activities, for all races, are located at the Sirata. The three-day weekend event kicksFriday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14 and will feature many local and national vendors. Registration is now open at www. stpetebeachclassic. Visit raceinfor@ runmsm.com or call 727-367-2730. Proceeds from the three-day event will Center. The St. Pete Beach Classic/ Wendy Johnson Memorial Run is a partner event for St. Jude Heroes to Hospital.


Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 29 Retired Ofcers Wives Club to Meet St. Petersburg will meet for luncheon on January 10th at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd, in Pinellas Park. Social hour will be 11:30 with lunch at 12:15 p.m. The program will be dances by the Florida Beach Girls. Call for reservations 347-7976 or 399-1272. SPCREA to Meet The South Pinellas Retired Teachers Association (SPCREA) meets at 11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month from October through May at the Picccadilly Cafeteria, 19th Ave. and 34th St. N. Meetings are open to all who have worked in in Florida or elsewhere, including teachers, support personnel and administrators. The meeting begins at 12 noon with an activity planned by the hospitality committee. At the January 12th meeting AARP speaker Anne Marie Flannery will them as members of this organization. The meeting adjourns by 1 p.m. of interest to the group. Email Joyce Walters at jellen1943@yahoo.com for more information. Register for Co-Ed Adult DodgeballST. PETERSBURG your New Years resolutions by joining a co-ed adult dodgeball team at Wildwood Recreation Center, 1000 28th Street S. Adults will learn and enjoy the fundamentals of dodgeball while participating in a social, fun and physical activity. Registration begins January 11 for the January 26 through March 1 season. Games are played on Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost for a team of 10 players is either $150 without shirts or $190 with shirts. St. Petersburg ADVANTAGE Card Membership is required, $15 for resident of St. Petersburg or nonresidents pay $38/season pass or $125/annual. Players must be 18 years or older. Call 727-893-7750 for information.


30 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 Jewish Genealogical Society to Meet The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd. in Clearwater on Sunday January 8, at 2 p.m. for a genealogy problem solving session what to do when you bump into a brick wall. The problem-solving panel will include Debbe Hagner and Emil Isaacson, their resident experts. In this working session a panel of experienced resident genealogists will assist those who have come up against a dead end in their family research and dont know what to do next. The solutions presented should be of value to anyone doing family research. Those who present a brick wall problem by e-mail to jgstb@tampabay. rr.com prior to the meeting will be given priority by the panel. Time permitting; problems presented from The pre-program social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 p.m., and the featured program starts at 2 p.m. For information about the organization or directions to the meeting, call Sally Israel at 727-343-1652. Sign the Kids up for Archery ST. PETE BEACHThis January, sign the kids up for archery classes with Coach Dan McKaeg. Archery classes are for kids ages 8 to 15 and students will learn the proper techniques of archery and have fun doing it. The winter program runs from January 9th to the 30th with classes held every Monday at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Cost is $30 per student for the 4-week session. Contact Coach Dan McKaeg at 727536-6207 for more information and to register. 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.


Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 31 Pardon, from front page Hes not a real dog. If you ask store owner Alan Ronay, hes not a real sign, either. According to St. Pete Heidi Hartsock, hes not only a real sign, hes a violation that Ronay needs to move or remove. dog perched atop the bright pink Best Buddies van at the southwest corner of Gulf Boulevard and 65th Street. Best Buddies, a dog accessory and bake shop, caters to dogs. Hartsock told Ronay to move it. When he refused, she cited him for violating the citys sign ordinance. Thats when Mayor Steve McFarlin stepped in. Monday afternoon he issued a Puppy Pardon. By the common sense and community spirit vested in me, he wrote in the pardon I... hereby grant this puppy an honorable pardon. The pardon goes on to say that he hopes the bureaucratic actions against its master in no way hinder the holiday joy it has bestowed upon our city. When told of the pardon Tuesday afternoon, Hartsock took a moment to reply. I dont know if he can do that, she said. The festive dog hes wearing a red ribbon collar, a red Santa hat, and holding a Christmas stocking in his fangs violates the citys code dealing with prohibited signs (section 26.4), Hartsock said. to a vehicle, it becomes signage, she explained, adding that if Ronay removed the dog from atop his van and placed it on his property, it would be a decoration and no longer in violation. The problem, Ronay said, is that he has no room. He cant block the sidewalk or his entrance, and he wont block a parking space. Hartsock told him she would allow him to place it on the side of the shop, even though it would block the sidewalk on the deadend 65th Street, but he declined. Theres no law against what shes telling me. Theres no language (in the city ordinances), he said. He pointed to other shops on the beach that he claimed had similar signs. Scoops, an ice cream shop a few blocks north, has a giant ice cream cone on a car. Hartsock said the cone can stay because its owners permanently attached it to the car. Its going nowhere. He can drive with it, she said. Santa in its courtyard. That, too, is OK, because its not a sign, she said, its a decoration. Ronay says there are plenty of others who are allowed and he should be, too. Hartsock is standing pardon. As far as Im concerned, hes still going to the magistrate next month, she said. Ronay said he hadnt received his he told the Gabber he had no plans car. The magistrate will decide, he said.


32 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 Library will be closed for New Year's Day: Monday, Jan. 2 Search for/request books and other items on our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.com Pinellas County Food Council: Thursday, January 5, 3:00 5:00 pm. Discussion leading to strategy and action regarding sustainable food issues. FMI, call 407-595-8103. Suncoast Hospice: Tuesday, January 10, 10 am 2 pm. Recruiting new volunteers in this area. FMI, call 773-7124. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, January 19, 10:00 am. Discussion of The Waste Land, by T.S. Eliot, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up a discussion guide and a copy of the poem. Call 893-1073 FMI. 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! 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.


Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 33 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Gulfport Community Players present "THE CURIOUS SAVAGE" a comedy by John Patrick Jan. 5-22 Thurs.-Sat., 8pm Sun. Matinee 2pm Tickets $15, available at Gulfport Casino, Eileen's Resale Boutique, Beach Bazaar & the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce or call 727-322-0316 Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm SPECIAL EVENTS Closed for Holidays: The Senior Center & GEMS will be closed on Mon. Jan. 2 in observance of New Years. It will also be closed Mon. Jan. 16 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day). Gulfport Historical Calendars for 2012 are now on sale for $5 at the Senior Center. Only a few left Coupon Club: Our Coupon Club meets every Fri. at 11am. Bring unwanted coupons for an exchange and learn ways to save money at the grocery store. January: Pain Management Presentations: A series of presentations on Pain Management will be held at the Senior Center every Thurs. in January at 1pm sponsored by Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Free & open to the general public. Topics include: Different levels of pain; remedies for pain medication addiction; the role of nutrition; adaptive equipment/energy conservation and joint protection, etc. Watch for more health presentations in February! Memory Workshop: Sign up now for a fun Memory Workshop with Peg Stella on Mon. Jan. 9 at 1pm. Call now to reserve a spot. Great Backyard Bird Count Presentation: Be a part of this national event by participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count! A presentation will be offered by Jane Ogilvie on Tues. Jan. 17 at 1pm. Educational and fun! Annual Health & Beauty Fair: Our annual Health & Beauty Fair will be held on Mon. Jan. 23, 9am to noon. Sponsored by Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Includes health screenings and lots of good info; free haircuts, manicures, serve). A hamburger and hot dog lunch on the grill will follow. Must purchase meal ticket in advance: $3.00. (No NCN lunch served). Senior Talent Show Auditions: Have a talent? Auditions will be held on Wed. Jan. 11, 1-5pm at the Senior Center. Must be 50 or over. Compete for cash prizes. Senior Talent Show: Dont miss the Senior Talent Show on Wed. Jan. 25 at 1pm in the Hickman Theater. Tickets: $5.00. Refreshments will follow in the Senior Center Dining Hall. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Senior Trips: Start your new year off with some great day trips: Dale, Dali & Delightful Dining, $79 on Thurs. Jan. 12; Hard Rock Casino, $20 on Jan. 15 and 26; Glenn Miller Orchestra, $54 at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Tues. Jan. 17 (includes box lunch; Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for more info. Holiday Dance: A Tea Dance will be held on the last Tuesday of every month at 2pm with live music by Chuck and Friends. Admission: $2.00. Next dance: Jan. 31. Line Dancing is offered every Thurs. at 9:30am at Scout Hall (5315 28th Ave. S.). Great exercise and fun! 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 two Tuesdays of every month at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727-341-0130 for fee and registration info. Elder Law Clinic: Volunteer attorneys will assist clients 60 and over with wills, living wills, powers of attorney, and health care surrogates on Fri. Jan. 20 at 9:30am. Must meet income criteria. Call for more info. Phones for Hearing Impaired: Come to our Health Fair on Mon. Jan. 23, 9am-noon. Deaf & Hearing Connection will be present and will distribute free phones for hearing impaired Floridians at the conclusion of the fair. 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.Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 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 Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Bonus Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Every Thursday Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 893-2237 5501 27th Ave. S.


34 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 Bark for Life Come join the American Cancer Bark for Life Event. On January 21st, dogs and their owners can come out help raise funds and awareness for begins at 2 p.m. with registration and a walk honoring survivors and concludes at 6 p.m. with a doggy parade down Shore Blvd. (so bring your pups dressed to impress!). This noncompetitive walk is a fundraising opportunity that honors the caregiving qualities of canine companions. It is $10 to register and all proceeds go to the American the world celebrate more birthdays. There will be music, doggy giveaways and plenty of fun. Canine participants must be kept on a leash at all times (max. 6 feet), have proof of current canine vaccinations and be six months old or older. Only canines and their humans may participate and should respect each others space at the event. Gulfport Recreation Center is located at 5730 Shore Boulevard S. Contact Sandy Valentine at 727320-2069 or like them on Facebook at Bark For Life-Gulfport. If you have a canine caregiver or survivor story that you would like to share, please email it to leah8907@ gmail for a chance to be highlighted in the Gabber. Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show/Sale The members of the Pinellas Geological Society and other local Gem and Mineral Clubs will be showing their cut gems, silver and gold jewelry, wire wrap, beading, cabachons, ornamental mineral eggs and collections of rocks and minerals at their 36th Annual Show and Sale on January 13th, 14th and 15th in the Parkside Room at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park in Largo one block east of Seminole Blvd., south off East Bay Drive. The hours of the show are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. Call Hugh at 727-894-2440. Club to Hold Annual Card/Game Party On Wednesday, January 26th the Gulfport Womens Club will be holding its Annual Card/Game Party at The First United Methodist Church on the corner of 28th Ave. S. and 53rd St. S. in Gulfport. The Card/ Game Party is the Clubs largest fundraising event with proceeds to be awarded to help the schools and Gulfports senior residents. Most tables are sold for games of four, six or eight. It is open to the public. Typical games played are bridge, canasta and tiles. Using your imagination and start your own game with a few friends (Scrabble, Boggle, etc.). If you dont have a group they will put you with one. Door prizes will be given and an auction for additional prizes. Hold the date and join them on January 26th for fun, friendship and a great lunch. For more information or to buy your tickets ($12 donation) call Petie at 727-343-6450 or Julie at 727343-6587.


Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 35 Local ObituariesCUNNINGHAM, GEORGE P., 83, of Gulfport, died Dec. 23, at home. Graveside at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29th, at FL National Cemetery, Bushnell. Details and guestbook at www.VeteransFuneralCare.com. theG a b b e r Since 1968 Custom advertising for any budget. Azalea Disc Golf CompetitionST. PETERSBURGEnter the Disc Golf Clinic and Competition for youth and beginners on Saturday, January 21 beginning at 9 a.m. at Azalea Park. All you need is a two-person team consisting of at least one player age 16 or younger. The other player can be any age. Scores for 18 holes of play will be combined. Trophy discs will be awarded to the top three teams and there will be plenty of giveaways for all participants. The cost is $25 per team and includes 18 holes of competition, lunch by Chipotle Mexican Grill, an instructional clinic and players package complete with a new disc and many more giveaways. Teams can register for the event at the Azalea Recreation Center, in Azalea Park, 1600 72nd St. N. For more registration information www. stpete.org/recreation or call Cory Kapes at 727-893-7150 to sign up.


36 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com The Deep HoleCongratulations USA, Democrats, Republicans, fellow citizens, and to whom it may concern (not sure if anyone is concerned) we're closing out the year $15 trillion ( $15,000,000,000,000) in debt. Not personally, of course, just collectively. That is, it's government debt. Plus we got another trillion coming up for this year. This doesn't include future anticipated liabilities for government pensions, Medicaid, Medicare or Social Security. It doesn't include state and local government debt, nor does it include any personal or business debt. I think that comes out to $50,000 per man, woman and child. Oh, about the Social Security. It looks like we've decided to ditch the concept of a trust fund for Social Security. Anyone who thinks that the present two per cent cut in payroll taxes for two months won't be extended for another year is on political pot. Not only is it going to be extended, it is so popular that no politician, Republican nor Democrat, will be able to resist extending the cut year after year. Oh, well, the so-called Social Security Trust Fund is full of government IOUs anyway. Future payments to retirees will come from general revenues, if there's any money left. With a third less money coming into the Fund each year, whatever is in there will be depleted quickly. Might as well get to the general fund quickly. By the way, unemployment 99 weeks from 26 weeks. It sounds like a compassionate give-away, but eventually businesses will be taxed to pay for the program. It's borrowed from the unemployment fund that is funded by taxes on employers. All this is politically popular. The rich guys are going to pay for it. Right now there'll be a $17 a month tax on any mortgage above $200,000 that is held by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae (that's most of them) and the idea of putting a 2.1 per cent or is it 3?) surtax on people earning more than a million dollars a year is very popular. If I recall correctly, it takes 10 years of one of these taxes, one or the other or both, to pay for one year of the payroll tax cut. Politicians for both parties are so used to giving away money, that it's not easy to change. Economist Robert J. Samuelson, writing for the Washington Post, pointed out that "taking away" in the form of taxes or political "how-to-do-list". No one can remember doing it. He also points out that rapidly declining military costs and high economic growth, made up the difference in the past. Military spending as a percentage of slower economic growth, an aging population, and high health costs are taking away that escape route. In addition, sooner or later we run out of rich people to tax. Change can't happen over night. Anyone who's run any size business (or even your own household) knows that "cuts" don't take effect immediately. It's a slow process like stopping a huge oil tanker. Tax hikes do get immediate results but also tend to do two things: slow growth because people and businesses have less to invest and two, tempt government to spend more. spending cuts won't slow the ship; and, spending cuts without some tax Clearly, the spenders have to quit need to agree to some tax increases to cover the interim. Tax increases, by the way, include reducing or taking away tax breaks or deductions or preferences or whatever you call them. In addition, reforming the system base and lessening limitations) is critical. However, people don't care for change, particularly if it might, even remotely, limit what they see as their "entitlements". The problem is that this has to be things are in crisis mode. Right now, individually national politicians are focused mostly regardless of their age or their length of service. Change, therefore will be slow unless people are thrown out. Not a bad idea, of course, but usually very disruptive. The Tea Party movement is an example. It has been disruptive because the movement is anti-system. However, without that movement we probably wouldn't even be arguing the issue now. As for the future, I'm mildly optimistic, or pessimistic, that we will approach a long view solution. I also expect an economic revival, even a boom, centered around energy if government will permit it. Then the problem will be two fold: preventing is inevitably followed by a bust. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com


Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 37 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 New Year's Eve Party New Year's Day Closed Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm Harry 7-10pm Legion Dinner 6-8pm Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12amNew Years Eve Party: Steak & Lobster Dinner, Appetizers, Champagne Toast. Music by Barry. Tickets available at the bar, $32.50 each. for just the party and Continental breakfast for $20. Music by Southern Nights. Champagne toast and party favors included. 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


38 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 12/16 Animal Complaint5800 Blk 18th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual900 Blk 58th St. S. Theft900 Blk 58th St. S. Fight in Progress900 Blk 58th St. S. Trouble with Individual5200 Blk 17th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual2900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Suspicious Circumstances3000 Blk 59th St. S. Noise Complaint1300 Blk 57th St. S. Open Door/Window2600 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Saturday 12/17 Noise Complaint5600 Blk 16th Ave. S. Drunk Person3000 Blk 49th St. S. Disabled Vehicle5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual5300 Blk 11th Ave. S. Suspicious Circumstances5100 Blk Preston Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5200 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual6200 Blk 10th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5200 Blk 12th Ave. S. Sunday 12/18 Trouble with Individual5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Domestic Verbal5200 Blk 13th Ave. S. Noise Complaint5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Suspicious Person6300 Blk Pasadena Pt. Blvd. S. Criminal Mischief5000 Blk 28th Ave. S. Monday 12/19 Animal Complaint1300 Blk 49th St. S. Theft4900 Blk Newton Ave. S. Call for Ofcer5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual5400 Blk 14th Ave. S. Domestic Battery5100 Blk 9th Ave. S. Criminal Mischief3100 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual3000 Blk 59th St. S. TheftTomlinson Park. Theft2800 Blk 54th St. S. Call for Ofcer2800 Blk 50th St. S. Tuesday 12/20 Call for Ofcer5400 Blk 29th Ave. S. City County Code Violation3200 Blk 58th St. S. Suspicious vehicle1400 Blk 58th St. S. Theft2900 Blk 49th St. S. Hit & Run2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Animal Complaint5000 Blk 9th Ave. S. Animal Complaint5200 Blk 13th Ave. S. Suspicious Person1700 Blk 52nd St. S. Burglary5200 Blk 6th Pl. S. Suspicious Circumstances2800 Blk 50th St. S. Domestic Verbal4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Wednesday 12/21 Narcotics/Drugs1500 Blk 51st St. S. Theft1800 Blk 58th St. S. Arrest on Warrant5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft5200 Blk 18th Ave. S. Animal Complaint2600 Blk Miriam St. S. Trouble with Individual6300 Blk 7th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual1200 Blk 53rd St. S. Call for Ofcer1100 Blk Freemont St. S. Thursday 12/22 Call for Ofcer5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. Suspicious Circumstances3000 Blk Beach Blvd S. Violation of Court Order2500 Blk 50th St. S. Burglary5600 Blk 19th Ave. S. Animal Complaint5100 Blk 16th Ave. S. Domestic Verbal4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Vehicle5900 Blk 20th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual1800 Blk 52nd St. S. Noise Complaint5100 Blk 8th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual1800 Blk 52nd St. S.


Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 39 Try your hand at Sudoku Gulfport Celebrates Arbor Day On Friday, January 20th at 10 a.m., the City of Gulfport celebrates the life of trees and their importance through honoring Arbor Day. This event will be held this year at Tomlinson Park (corner of 54th St. S. and 19th Ave. S.). The Gulfport Recreation Division have included the children from the School Year Child Care Program to read excerpts, the Gulfport Teen Council will provide refreshments and a new tree will be planted in Tomlinson Park. Free Pecan and Myrtle Leaf Holly seedlings will be available to the guests who attend. The Mayor and Council will also be there during the celebration. All are welcome. County Landscapers Need Certication Landscapers and those providing fertilizer application in Pinellas County are reminded that the grace Pinellas County has now ended. This includes those who provide fertilizer application and those who provide mowing, edging, pruning and debris management services. A county ordinance passed in January person or company providing fertilizer application or landscape services in Pinellas County. Companies must display the appropriate decal on all service vehicles. Every landscaper is required to have a decal, either for fertilizing or for landscape maintenance. To assist those who still need to have been scheduled during January and February, a typically slow season for landscapers. There is a three-step process for fertilizer applicators to obtain course, such as Green Industries Best Management Practices (BMP), from a University of Florida Extension with your application for the FDACS Limited Commercial Fertilizer Applicator License. to Pinellas Countys Watershed Management Division to receive your individual fertilizer applicator vehicle decal. There is a one-step process for landscape maintenance staff to Landscape Best Management and vehicle decal are provided at the end of the class. For information on classes and requirements visit www. pinellascounty.org/environment/ watershed/fertilizer.htm. 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.


40 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 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. 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. 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 in any manner must be for the rather 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.


Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 41 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.Masters Program at the Aquatic CenterST. PETE BEACHThe Perform Coaching Group is now hosting their Masters Program at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Taught by Coach Hank Campbell, this program is for levels. The programs workouts are tailored to the individuals goals, such as pool competitions, triathlons or open water races. The program is held Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 5:30-7 a.m. in the Aquatic Centers heated pool. Participants must have an active U.S. Masters membership and pay the coaching and pool fees of $70 per month. Call Coach Hank directly at 727-4551184 to register.Find a friendly feline at Save Our Strays Whether you are looking for a devoted lap cat or a delightful kitten, selection of cats and kittens that are seeking forever homes. As a Save Our Strays cats are cared for in foster homes. Its volunteers hold adoptions on Saturdays at three Pinellas County PetSmart stores at Tyrone Blvd., Largo Mall, and the Countryside store on U.S.19. All SOS cats are spayed/neutered, current on their shots and microchipped. Visit www.saveourstraysinc.com to preview some of the great cats that are available or call 727-481-5262.


42 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What Steps are Involved in the Probate Process? (Part 1) I. LOCATING AND FILING THE WILL is to determine whether the deceased left a will, that is a legal document prepared by a person before death directing others how to distribute his or her property after death. If a will exists, the person is said to have died "testate." Although determining that a will important to locate the last will and any amendments (called "codicils") to it. Among the places where people commonly keep wills are strongand safe deposit boxes. If you have agreed to serve as the Personal Representative for someone's estate, it is essential to learn in advance where the person keeps the will. If the will is in a bank's safe deposit box, please keep in mind that the law requires the box to be sealed at the owner's death. Because you need to get a court order to open a safe deposit box, it is not the best place to keep a will. Within ten (10) days following your attorney with the probate clerk in the county where the person lived at the time of death. In most cases, however, there is no need to rush to recently lost a spouse or other loved one, this is a stressful and vulnerable time. You might want to wait a few months, until you are feeling settled, to begin the probate process. With the passage of a few months' time, you may be in a better position to tackle the decisions and details of probate. 2. INITIATING THE PROBATE PROCESS Any person entitled to the deceased's named in a will, or as a creditor (known as "interested persons") can proceeding. This written request is typically called a "petition for probate administration." 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. 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. Host Families NeededForeign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. Exchange (P.I.E.) President, John Doty, the students are all between the ages of 15 and 18 years, are English-speaking, have their own spending money, carry accident and health insurance, and are anxious to share their cultural experiences with their new American families. P.I.E. currently has programs to match almost every familys needs, ranging in length from one semester to a full academic year, where the students attend local public and private high schools. Families who host for P.I.E. are also eligible to claim a monthly charitable contribution deduction on their itemized tax returns for each month they host a sponsored student. Families interested in learning more about student exchange or arranging for a meeting with a community representative may call P.I.E., tollfree, at 1-866-546-1402. The agency also has opportunities for community volunteers to assist and work with area host families, students and schools.


Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 43 Church offers Cold Night Shelter Beginning November 15th, Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 1000 55 Street S. in Gulfport will provide a warm place to sleep for any Gulfport resident who does not have heat or adequate shelter on nights where the temperature is 40 degrees or below. This is an ecumenical effort with volunteers from Gulfport Presbyterian Church, the community and Trinity Church. The shelter will operate from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. A warm supper will be provided as well as breakfast. Reservations are appreciated for purposes of meal planning. Only 20 people can be accommodated. Donations of single serving items such as breakfast bars, instant oatmeal or cereal, small cans of fruit, snack cakes, chips and many more items are needed. Call 239-1548 if you wish to donate, volunteer or assist or if you may want to use the shelter. Enter the Scholastic Art Awards In partnership with the Alliance for organization dedicated to recognizing the nations most talented teen artists and writers, the Pinellas County Region has launched its call for entries for the 2012 Scholastic Art Awards. The national awards competition, entering its 89th year, is the nations longest-running, most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for student achievement in the visual and literary arts. Locally, the awards competition is sponsored by the Suncoasters of St. Petersburg and Raymond James. Creative teens in grades 7-12 are invited to submit work in several categories of art including architecture, comic art, ceramics & glass, digital art, design, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video games, art portfolio and photography portfolio. The Pinellas County Region, nationwide, administers The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in Pinellas County. The submissions winning works then presented to national panels of creative leaders to determine which receive the highest honors. Fifteen graduating high school seniors will be awarded with Portfolio Gold Medals, which include a $10,000 scholarship for each winner. Additional scholarships are made available to Portfolio Silver Medalists and through sponsored awards and stipends to summer arts programs. For more information about the Scholastic Art Awards, how to enter, reconnecting as an alumni or exhibit details, visit www.artandwriting.org. and Twitter.


44 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 Jude Bagatti of Gulfport holds the Gabber and the ag of Greenland, in Kusuluk, on the East Greenland coast. During her September trip, she sat on a oating iceberg, photographed wildowers and glaciers, then traveled throughout Iceland hiking, relishing cool weather, waterfalls, rainbows, lava elds and, best of all, soaking in the natural hot pots (volcanic springs). Foster Homes needed for Kittens and Cats Save Our Strays is a no-kill to re-homing abandoned cats and kittens. It does not maintain a shelter facility and is in serious need of additional foster homes for its felines. They are currently not able to accept new felines because they have no available foster homes for them. Volunteers serving as foster families can specify that they prefer a pregnant cat, an adult cat or kittens. If you are interested in helping their kitties, the rewards are great. Please call 727-481-5262 for details. Volunteers Needed to Explain Medicare We need SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) volunteers to help individuals understand Medicare and provide free unbiased information and counseling. SHINE is called SHIP in most of the other 50 states in the United States. Do you want a volunteer position stimulating? Then consider counseling seniors and the disabled with the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program. SHINE volunteers are both active and retired individuals from diverse career and cultural backgrounds. As a volunteer, you will receive initial training, continuing education and a supportive environment with dedicated colleagues. Training will be offered in January 2012. SHINE is a free service of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, operated locally through the Area Agency on Aging of PascoPinellas, Inc. SHINE provides free and unbiased Medicare information and counseling. For more information or to learn how you can volunteer, please call the Elder Helpline toll-free at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337), contact Susan Samson at samsons@ elderaffairs.org or visit the SHINE website at www.FloridaSHINE.org.


Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 45 Thanks, Mom!I am 99% certain the nurses made some sort of mistake with my wristband when I was born. They must have switched mine with another pruny little babys when they were bathing us. Sounds like a movie, I know, but I cannot otherwise explain the fact that my mother and I are two very different people. She is a wonderful woman and an ideal mother, dont misunderstand, but we have very little in common. From a young age I challenged her; by the time I hit high school Im fairly certain shed made some discreet inquiries into the white slave trade. Honestly, I cant blame her. I never passed up the chance to try her patience, sometimes unintentionally but quite often on purpose. You know all those mothers who say their child was a delight to raise? My mom chokes on her coffee whenever she hears that. As an adult, I didnt make her life any less stressful, making essentially the opposite of every decision she made for herself. My mom and dad have been together since the British Invasion, while I lasted seven years in a marriage before my spectacularly dramatic divorce. My mom devoted her life to raising a child, staying home with me until I went into middle school. I look at babies with a detached curiosity at best. My mom has worked at the same doctors than 29 jobs before settling on the less-than-secure career of freelance writer. She retires Friday, ending almost 30 years of haggling with insurance companies, doctors, and people who, for whatever reason, cant or wont pay their medical bills. Shes leaving a job where they received memos about what types of snack foods they could bring to work. Shes leaving the sort of place where she had a new boss about every year. Shes leaving the world of the working, where you have to get to bed at a reasonable hour because youve got to get up the next day and do it all again. Think got a pretty accurate picture of her job, and she gets to walk away forever Friday afternoon. I dont envy her. Its not just that I cant see a time in my life when I will retire one, I love what I do and two, I hear 401K and I think really long footrace its that I dont think shes expecting all that time. You see, the one thing we have in common is that neither of us gets bored. The difference is I dont get bored because when Im not working I take the dog for a walk on the beach, hop in my kayak, or go bug my friends. My mom, on the other hand, doesnt get bored because she hasnt had time. Shes worked full-time since I was in 6th grade, and, her being a good wife and my dad being a proper Italian husband, she still does most of the cooking, cleaning, and shopping, even after my dad retired almost nine years ago. Im not quite certain how shes going to handle 40 extra hours to do laundry and shop for the best deal on milk. My dads also not exactly sure what to think. Since his retirement almost 10 years ago hes carved out a rigorous schedule of sleeping and watching TV, and he and I are both pretty sure my mom has other plans for him. Ive already discovered she wants to take a more active part in local government, and theres also been talk of volunteering her dogs as reading dogs at the local library. The poor dogs will never know what hit them one moment theyre dozing in the sunlight, the next minute theyre I make fun, but, really, no matter what she does, shes earned it. I remember when I started kindergarten I fretted about what my mom would do all day without me I thought shed be bored. She told me not to worry, shed simply sit around and have ice cream sodas. I was jealous, yes, but secretly still worried shed be lonely. Of course, I was four, but here we are again, only Im 35 years older and Im still worried my mothers going to be bored. Well, if she is, thats her right. My dad worked so I could have what I needed; she worked so I could have the things I wanted, like a car or a special stone in my class ring, or clothes that hid the physical shortcomings real or imagined of a high school freshman. Because my dad worked, I could attend college; because my mom worked I didnt have to hold a job while going to school full time. What did I give her in return? Sleepless nights and every gray hair on her head. her not working. Ive already asked her if we could do certain things together, like playing Scrabble (yes, I know how to party) with friends who play or having lunch with my friends. She looks at me like Ive lost my mind I love her and she loves me but we still mix like a pigheaded German (I say that with great affection, mom!) and a wise-ass kid who knows better than she does and just says, Dont make plans for me. So, OK, I wont. I mean, Im pretty sure shes going to be bored out of her skull, driving my dad crazy, and time, but hey, thats her right, isnt it? After all, shes earned it. Thanks, Mom. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.


46 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 A Gr eener Vi ewBy Je Rugg Great Gardening Books for Winter Reading Winter is beginning, and most of us are just starting to dream about next summers garden. To help get your on your gift list, I have a few books warm your green thumb. No Guff Vegetable Gardening is a fun approach to vegetable garden books. Written by a pair of Canadians, its still appropriate for all U.S. gardeners. Donna Balzer is a boomer-generation gardener from Calgary who has had her own gardening television show. Steven Biggs is a gen-X gardener from Toronto. Together they use a he-said/ she-said approach to explaining gardening techniques. The guff referred to in the books title comes from conventional wisdom, such as that often dispensed by the neighbor who looks over the fence to offer unsolicited advice. Very often, this advice is worth whats paid for it: nothing. But, conventional wisdom persists, even when its not particularly useful. Donna and Steven take on Mr. Guffs dogma in a lighthearted but Because many aspects of gardening are not cast in stone, the two authors dont always agree, but reading two sides of an issue can help the reader better understand his own gardening situation. The artistic team of Bryan and Mariko McCrae created the unconventional graphics for the book. For instance, the table of contents is a garden map. You begin the gardening journey in the end in later chapters on maintenance and harvesting. The book is packed with photos and illustrations. If you in printed and electronic form at GardenCoachesChat.com. On the opposite end of the graphic scale is Vertical Gardening by Derek Fell. The author of more than 80 gardening books, Dereks new book covers how gardeners can produce a larger harvest in both vegetables and The beginning chapters cover the structures used in vertical gardening. The middle chapters cover gardening techniques, and the last couple hundred pages cover many species of plants and how to grow them. Rick Bakers The 7-Minute Organic Garden explains a system for gardeners that uses no chemical herbicides and saves up to 80 percent on water use. Even if you dont know what an organic garden is, you should read this book before you start planting your garden next spring. Written in collaboration with a group of organic producers from across the world, the book is easy to read and very well-photographed. Find it at EvoOrganic.com. How Carrots Won the Trojan War is an unusual book by Rebecca Rupp about the curious but true history of vegetables. With chapter titles such as Melons Undermine Mark Twains Morals and Corn Creates Vampires, the book is hard to put down. Each chapter includes many short stories from the past and present that make for entertaining reading.


Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 47 Huge Yard Sale in St. Pete BeachST. PETE BEACHThe City of St. Pete Beach is hosting its next huge yard sale on Saturday, January 21st from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. All are welcome to sell their items or come seeking great bargains. There are both 10 x 10 indoor and outdoor spaces for SPB residents and $17.50 for non-residents. There is no fee for shoppers. Registration is going on yours! Call 363-9245 for more information.Classic Car Show to Benet Charities, Teens A Classic Car Show is coming on February 4th on the Tangerine Greenway (49th St. and 18th Ave. S.) in Gulfport from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show fee is $30 per vehicle and there will be trophies awarded for Best of Show, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Mayors Choice. Event features food and crafts, live music all day, moon walks, bungee jump and rock wall for the kids and 50/50 drawings and same fees apply. Email jsrtraining@ aol.com for vendor information and competition entry forms. Call Phil at 727-327-3509 for vendor and sponsorship opportunities. Enforcement Charities, Gulfport Teen Council and the Gulfport Police Explorers.Make an End-of-Year Tax Write-off The holiday season leave your wallet a bit lighter? You can get a little money back from Uncle Sam by donating gently used clothing and other unwanted items to Goodwill for an end-of-year tax deduction. By cleaning out your closets and garages, you get more than a write-off. Your donations are sold in Goodwill stores and the proceeds support job training programs and other services for people with disabilities or other challenges. Donors interested in claiming tax deductions should keep records of each donation. Goodwill provides donation receipts, but the donor determines the value of each item. Generally, an items value should be based on fair market value what the item would sell for in a thrift store. The Goodwill-Suncoast website features a chart to help you estimate the value of your donations. Look for the Value Your Donations link at www.goodwill-suncoast.org. donation site by using the handy locator feature on the GoodwillSuncoast website.


48 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 This is the story of how two Gulfport family restaurants honored the spirit of giving at Christmas by helping us out over an unhappy incident concerning a turkey gone rancid, and is now part of our family Christmas story. Heres what happened.With great anticipation that built over months, on Christmas Eve our family prepared to gather, some journeying from afar. We travelled from Ontario, Canada to spend Christmas in Gulfport with our new American family living in St. Petersburg. The highlight being that my sister, Bunny and I were spending Christmas London, England and I in Toronto, Canada. This year was a lifetime opportunity for in-laws, nieces and friends to share our Christmas celebration together. It was to be a joyous, fun, bonding and yes, a healing time. Christmas Eve day, three of us, my husband, my sister and I set up the seat 12 complete with linens, napkins perched in wine glasses, the tabletop Prepping required peeling of potatoes Meanwhile family and friends were cooking side dishes and creating platters of dips and crackers. took a dip in the Town Shores pool. Returning to the condo we smelled a foul odor emanating from the the turkey, hoping against all reason that the origin of the odor wasnt the turkey. Unfortunately it was. What to do? We had 12 family members coming for dinner and no turkey. The supermarkets had closed, as were the specialty shops. It was a crisis. Flash back. During the week my husband and I had walked through Gulfport and stepped into two restaurants to see their menus and talk to the owners. At The Village Pub, we were delighted to discover it is owned and operated by an English couple Maggie and Dave. The Village Pub is complete with soccer games playing on the big screen TV, serving good traditional English pub food, prepared by chef Dave while frontof-house is ably managed by Maggie. Wed hit it off by talking about our teen years seeing the Merseyside bands play in Liverpool. We dined there a couple of times, answering a The food is authentic and the way I remembered it. La Cote Basque is the other restaurant. And it couldnt be more opposite romantic, cozy, intimate, eclectically European and serving cuisine. My husband and I planned to have a romantic dinner during our winter stay in Gulfport. We promised ourselves, this was the place to dine. This Christmas Eve with hearts in our mouths and stomachs dropping called both restaurants with the tale of our turkey emergency. Not knowing whether we would succeed or fail, we band of three set off in search of our Christmas dinner At The Village Pub, Dave asked, What can I do for you love? Im having a bit of a wobble, I replied. Dave went back into the kitchen and with prime roast beef in one and sage rubbed roast pork in the other. Accepting only a token payment we were wished a Merry Christmas and given hugs by Maggie. While Bunny left a large tip for the staff to have a Christmas drink at the end of their busy shift another English pub tradition. We took this moment to remind each other of the common history we Brits have from experiencing the deprivation of WWII. It was a time when we shared what little we had. The Christmas spirit validated and rekindled in our hearts we set off in search of turkey. Over at the La Cote Basque, the dinner service was noisy and busy in full go mode. Waiters were whizzing past with plates of delicious food. People were lined up at the door. In this place, we had no such familial bonds. Just then a woman came to us and said, Are you the person who phoned about the turkey? Yes we are, I replied. Wait here, she said. with fresh roasted turkey breast. As I reached for my wallet, she kissed me on the cheek, she said, Merry Christmas. That's right, the turkey was given to us for free. As we walked back to our parked car on Beach Boulevard, tears of gratitude welled up in the eyes of my sister and I. We were speechless to receive such kindness from strangers. As we gazed out the window at the marina, our Christmas Day dinner in Florida couldnt have been more perfect. Only after the meal and did we tell our family and friends the true story of the dinner they had enjoyed. We lifted our glasses and my husband gave a toast to, Gratitude and people with big hearts. Spontaneous applause rippled throughout the room. But theres more. We were reminded once again of the classic scene of Charles Dickens iconic Christmas story A Christmas Carol, when Scrooge is forced to look through the window and witness Bob Cratchit and his family enjoying their festive Christmas dinner. We had lots of food leftover. We shared it with two family members suffering through this Scrooge of an economy and whose food stamps hadnt arrived before Christmas. So they were given more than enough food to tide them over for a few days until their food stamps arrived. Because of the generosity of strangers, our faith in the invisible Dickens words, We [I] will honor Christmas in our [my] hearts, and try to keep it all the year. And we have a story that we can tell all the generations of our mutt of an AngloCanadian-American family for years to come. A big thank you to The Village Pub and Le Cote Basque restaurants for everything -weve come away with feelings of gratitude. We love the community spirit here in Gulfport!Frances & Bob Reilly, and Bunny KostuchChristmas Turkey Emergency Averted Thanks to Two Gulfport Restaurants


Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 49 Appliance Repair YOUR EMERGENCY APPLIANCE REPAIRRefrigerators, Washers/Dryers, Range/Oven & Cooktops, Dishwashers. In-Home Diagnostic only $19.95. Call for Service Today! 727347-1555. Exhaust Fan Maintenance & Hood Cleaning Call 727-287-8010. Attorney/Legal Caregivers STAY OUT OF A NURSING HOMEBay Area Care Offers Live-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Lic. 5969. Call 727-424-1979. GUITAR LESSONS-The Gift of Music is Forever. All Levels/Ages. Prices to Suit the Economy. Instructor Experienced w/References 727-565-8717. 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. ANGIES LIST SUPER SERVICE AWARD2yrs. in a row. Professional Cleaning. Detailed Cleaning Every Time. 32 Years Experience, Excellent References. Satisfaction Guaranteed. We do Windows too. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. $15 Off First Time Cleaning. 727743-0701. Computer Service TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, reasonable rates. PC and Apple Literate. Call Bob 727-656-0435. 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 HANDYMAN SERVICESFree Estimates. We Do It all! You Dont Pay Anything Till Job is Complete, Great References! 727-688-9565. Licensed/Insured. Accounting Classes/Tutoring BLONDIES CLEANING 727-360-6114All I Leave Behind is Shine! Guaranteeded Li censed & Insured, References Since 1978. A WINK AND A SPARKLEHousekeeping Services. Residential & Com mercial. Call Winkie, Great references available! 710-1283. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. CARPET CLEANINGRepairs, ReStretching, Sales & Service. Carl 727-460-7153. Cleaning/Housekeeping Computer Service FLOOR INSTALLERExpert Craftsman, Ref erences provided. No Job too Small. 727-5577538.


50 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392.CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 24 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. HANDYMAN WE DO IT ALL!-40yrs. Restoration Experience. By the Hour or By the Job Pricing. Honest, Reliable and Guaranteed Work. 727-565-7184. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement 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. Handy Person Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.


Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 51 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. Moving/Hauling 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. Miscellaneous Service ALTERATIONSMost Slack & Jean Hems $7. Skirt Hems $10. Eileens Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Open Tue-Sat. 10-3p.m.TRAVELING HAIRDRESSER AVAILABLELicensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 5224562 or Cell 410-5419. 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 SEAMSTRESS/TAILORPart Time Occasional, Piecework in your home, will pick up and deliver. Call Carol, 727-384-8050. 1995 NISSAN MAXIMA-4 door with Power Locks/Windows. Remote Alarm. Ice Cold Air, Clean Interior. Asking $1400. 727-709-2660. 1996 MERCURY COUGAR XR7Bronze w/ Brown Vinyl Top, Good Condition, New Tires, Alarm. $2895. 727-657-6904. 1998 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER-Needs work $800. obo 727-557-4749. 2005 GRAND MARQUIS GS62k miles, $7850. Cream Puff. Non-smoker, 2 sets of remote keys, clear title and Car Fax. A/C recently serviced; works fantastic. Have records for scheduled maintenance and regular checkups under warranty. No dings or scratches. Great tread on tires. Clean upholstery in great condition with no tears. Vehicle used recreationally for highway drives only. St. Pete Beach. 3607070. 2009 CHEVY MALIBUGreat Condition, 23,500 Miles, Asking $9,999.00 o.b.o. 727498-7488.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 QUEEN MATTRESS/SPRING-Birch Frame, Mirrored Headboard, 9 drawer Dresser, Night table, Credenza. $550. Chaise Lounge 42Wx52L Micro Fiber $120. Love seat $75. Coffee/End Table $30. each. New Rug $100. 727-347-0561. General LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297. LIVE MUSIC!-There is nothing like it for your next affair!! Entertainment for all occasions. Banjo & more! We are just a phone call away. 727-368-0035. SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. Plumbing Lawn/Landscape Business Opportunity XL7 BLACK7 Seats, Excellent Condi tion, 60,000 Miles, Sideboard, 1 Owner, Non Smoker. $12,000 o.b.o. Call 327-2936 or 813260-8731. Automotive WHIRLPOOL DRYER -Excellent Condition, Extra Large Capacity. $150. Pestal for Washer and Dryer. $50. 209-7393 or 403-1031.


52 Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 TWO 15 DRIVE SERIES-Crunch Subwoofers. Asking $150. 727-709-2774. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. Musical Instruments CASIO KEYBOARD-Loaded! Including adaptor & pedal. Must play, excellent condition. $199. 727-430-2115. Wanted OLD AUDIO-Tube Ampliers, Old Speakers, Old Guitars, etc. Denny, 727-421-4019. Legal Notices PLACE YOUR AD HERE$14.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. Yard/Garage Sale ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SHOWJanuary 6&7, 9-5p.m. Bottles, Pottery, Postcards, Stoneware, and Much More! 160 Tables At the Manatee Convention & Civic Center. One Haben Blvd & Rt. 41, Palmetto, FL Saturday Admission $4. Early Admission Jan 6th, 4-7:45p.m. $15.00 Good Both Days. SATURDAY ONLY Antique Store & Upholstery Shop Closing. Everything goes at Bargain Prices! Lots of furniture. 6820 46th Ave. N. 8-4p.m. Card of Thanks PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. J.A.L. 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. For Sale Also. 727-360-7190. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. 2BR/1BA DUPLEX-Gulfport Art District. Great Location, Walk to Beach. Very Nice inside/Out. Hardwood/Tile Throughout. Private Backyard. Laundry Room, CHA. $800/Mo. +Security. Call Ed 727-688-9565. REDUCED $675/MO. TOWN SHORES-55+. Newly Remodeled 1BR/1BA 3rd oor, Covered Parking, Marine View, All Amenities. Move-in Ready! 954-270-4882. GULFPORT 1BR APT.-Live alone and Love it! Clean, Comfortable, Quiet. Shady Courtyard. Entrance, Plus Private Patio. On-site Laundry. Close to Everything. 702 64th St. S. Call 727343-7921 for Appt. STUDIO APT. FULLY FURNISHED-or Can be Ofce Unfurnished. Includes All Utilities, St. Petersburg Area. $500/Mo. Call Denise AMERI-TECH REALTY 727-776-5430. LAYLOW BUNGALOWS-Gulfport. 5019 29th Ave. S. #2. 2/BR $795/Mo. +$400/Sec. Coin W/D on site. See pics on Craigs list. 727-7425140. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ni net days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. General City of Gulfport Public Notices City of Gulfport Public Notices Real Estate for Rent theG a b b e r Since 1968Buy It Sell ItClassified Ad ve r tising Fr om $4.50


Gabber December 29, 2011 January 4, 2012 53 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. OVER LOOKING THE WATER-2BR/2BA Windsor #310 Town Shores. Carport, Pets Allowed, Utilities Included. Available Now. 727409-5114. GULFPORT LARGE EFFICIENCY-with Private Patio. Walk to Library, Beach and Busline. Electric, Water, Garbage Included. Available 1/3. $195/Wkly. 727-400-2213 or 727-3853654. TOTALLY REMODELED 3BR/1BA-House. 1785sqft. Large Family room with Fireplace. Formal Dining Room and Kitchenette. Concrete Parking for 8 Cars and Fenced Yard. $1000/Mo. +$1000/Security. 727-420-0100. GULFPORT HOUSE-2BR/2BA 1Car Garage w/Opener. Fenced Backyard, Screened Porch, Washer/Dryer. Great Neighborhood near Stetson. $800/Mo. 914 Freemont St. S. 813-643-1104. 5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.-2BR/1BA Apt. $625/Mo., plus $625/Security. Water, Sewer, Garbage Included. Own Parking for 2 Cars. 727-710-0776.PASADENA BEAUTYChateaux Tower Great View from this lovely 1BR/1.5BA Condo. All Amenities, clubroom, pool, covered parking. Annual, No Pets, $800/ Mo. MARCOUX REALTY, 727-347-1535, 727360-9494. 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. 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 1BR APT.5510 Tangerine Ave. S. Back Unit, $495/Mo. $495 Security. WGS included. 727-384-4059. 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. 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. SOUTH BAY/SUNSHINE SKYWAY LANEUnfurnished Waterfront Condo. $935/Mo. 2BR/2BA, Heated Pool, Clubhouse, Fishing Pier, 1st/Last/Security. Yearly Lease. 727-3219161. GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-Furnished 1BR/1BA, mini kitchen. Utilities included. Close to shops, beach & bus. $500/Mo. plus Security. Gentlemen Preferred. 727-345-1869. STUDIO APT, FURNISHED-Near Stetson. Ideal for Single Person. Very Nice. $500/Mo. +1st/last/security. Includes All Utilities. 727415-2992 or 727-424-9269. 2BR/1.5BA MOBILE HOMEOn Lake, W/D, $650/Mo. includes Water, Sewer, Garbage & Lawn Mowing. $500 Deposit. 55+. Pet Friendly. 727-657-6904. VERY NICE FURNISHED 1BR-Mobile Home. $550/Mo. with $250/Dep. Nice Neighborhood. 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. Real Estate for Sale ST. PETE MOBILE HOMEResident Owned 55+ Park, 51x12, New Flooring, Sunroom, Carport, Furnished, $30,000. Maintenance Fee $80/Mo. 315-636-7701. SPBCH UPDATEDFurnished Condo Investment. 1/1, Balcony/Gulf Views. Htd. Pool, Laundry, No Pets, Rental Ofce on-site. $146,600. EXCHEQUER INC. 727-367-5647. 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 Rent 1BR CONDO ST. PETE BEACH Annual $750/Mo. 1 Year Minimum. Seasonal Min 4 months $2000 plus Security. Close to Stores/ Beach. Dock & Pool. Background Check, 727453-0362. REMODELED 3BRNear Bartlett Park, Nice lot, C/H/A, W/D Hook-up, Tile Bath, Clean. Only $750/Mo. WALTON REALTY, 727-4583613. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. Furnished Rentals Real Estate for Sale


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