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Title: Gabber
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: 01-26-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
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No. 2242 January 26 February 1, 2012 Residents have Shorter Wait for Bulk Item Pickup Gulfport city council shortened the time between residents setting large items on the curb and the city removing it and charging for bulk item removal. While city staff says theyd still prefer customers call and request bulk pickups, staff now has the legal backing to pick up larger (over six feet by three feet) items placed curbside larger within three days. Previously, staff had to wait seven days before removing the trash if the homeowner had not called and requested a special collection. Im a little confused how youre going to manage the measurement of three days, resident Margarete Tober asked. City manager Jim OReilly explained that staff now notes piles as they drive by. Drivers have been instructed now to pick up everything, OReilly said. To me, to encumber the sanitation workers with administrative work then what it would cost you to just go around and pick up the trash, Tober said. Gulfport Seeks State Funding for GEMS Minivan If Gulfport wins a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) grant, the city will get a $76,100 minivan for its GEMS (Gulfport Elderly Mobility Service) program for $7,610. City staff is applying for a grant that would pay 90% of the cost. The current GEMS minivan is 11 years old. The GEMS program provides door-to-door transportation for elderly and disabled people without access to other transportation. If the city gets the grant, the federal government will pay for 80% of the minivan, the state will pay 10%, and the city will pay the remaining 10%.Peace Patch takes Shape at Sanderlin ElementaryBy Cathy Salustri Nina Jenkins, 8, removes top soil and readies the garden for compost and vegetable seeds. The garden will use the Hugelkultur gardening method. Kip Curtis is smiling as he marks garden paths with pieces of discarded cardboard Saturday morning. A few feet away, parents, kids and community volunteers are digging in circles, creating a community garden that, with a little luck, will produce vegetables for the Sanderlin cafeteria. Theyre not there yet, but the project, Edible Peace Patch, is spreading through south St. PetersburgSee Garden, page 5 Future Dims for Beach LED SignsST. PETE BEACH Commissioners may ban LED signs. As the city commission reviewed sign ordinances Tuesday night, Senior Planner Catherine Hartley brought the lack of LED sign regulation to the commission. The code, she noted, does not address electronic LED signs. We dont really address them in the code, other than saying cant change more than every 60 seconds, Hartley said. Commissioners felt that wasntSee Signs, page 3

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 3 Signs, from front pageenough to protect residents from light pollution. Mayor Steve McFarlin said he felt a need to protect residents from the light and spoke in favor of banning LED signs like the ones in South Pasadena. We need to get ahead of this thing right now. If we do it now before any hotel has one, then its an even playing it would be harder to regulate. Im not in favor of banning a type of bulb, Commissioner Jim Parent. I cant even fathom any kind of logic that says this type of light bulbs OK, this one is not. Before the meeting ended, the commission limited the size of LED signs and asked Hartley to look at laws regarding brightness of LED signs. The commission then approved (on second reading) standards for its existing sign ordinances. Because each zoning district in the city has different sign regulations, each district will have different standards. Our sign regulations are arranged by zoning district, senior planner Catherine Hartley explained. In other words, the sign standards in a district like the Town Center Core are different than those in the Large Resort district. We had to adopt corresponding sign standards for each new zoning district. the commission heard and voted on this issue; Hartley will present her later meeting. Card/Game and Bocce Party Join the Sons of Italy, 2500 34th Street S., for a Card/Game and Bocce Party on Friday, January 27th from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tables are for card/games of six and eight. This event is open to the public. Bring your own group or join one of theirs. Light lunch is served. Donation of $7 in the form of advance ticket sales only. A portion of the proceeds will the needy. Call 798-6355 or visit

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4 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 Calling all Gulfport Neighbors to ActionBy Douglas Hudson McLaughlin of the Gulfport Police Department has made us aware of a neighbor in distressThis is urgent! Instead of a litter cleanup this month, Gulfport Neighbors, with cooperation from the City of Gulfport, will be lending a hand to one of our Gulfport citizens in need of our assistance. We will be removing old fencing, installing donated fencing, trimming trees, raking, hauling debris, removing an unsafe deck, and much more! Come out to help on Saturday, January 28th, at 8 a.m. to 5200 8th Avenue S. This is a large job, so we need as many volunteers as possible. Please invite all of your friends. Water will be provided, but please bring work gloves, rakes, tree pruners, wheelbarrows, shovels, hammers, and other tools. We could also use an air compressor and nail gun. success, with a total of 199 volunteers! Please, invite all of your friends and make this our most successful event yet! For more information, please call Doug at 727-744-9248. Rafe Items needed to Classic Car Show The 49th Street South Business Association (So49) invites local businesses and individuals to get involved in the First Annual So Classic Car Show. The So Classic Car Show will be held Saturday, February 4th on the Tangerine Greenway. The Committee is looking for gift during the day. The So Classic Car Enforcement Charities, Gulfport Teen Council and Gulfport Police Explorers. For more information, call 727-327-3509 or email jsrtraining@ aol.com. The committee then invites everyone out to enjoy the live music, food, crafts, kiddie area and of course, those So Classic cars.

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 5 Garden, from front pagefaster than air potatoes. Kip Curtis, an environmental studies assistant professor at Eckerd College, is leading the charge to help teach kids especially those in economically depressed areas about proper nutrition and sustainable food. The garden at Sanderlin is one of south St. Petersburg. Other gardens will include Lakewood, Melrose and Campbell Park elementary schools as well as Gibbs High School. Curtis says they also have plans for an urban garden in the midtown area. Students have a heavy hand in planting, tending and harvesting their gardens. By giving them a stake in the garden, Curtis and others say the students will be more likely to choose vegetables over Happy Meals. When theyve made it, they choose it, he says. The garden, a series of circles with paths between the rows of vegetables, uses the Hugelkulur gardening method. Students and with rotted wood, shrimp shells, and other biodegradable materials. Over time, the decaying materials create a rich soil that requires no irrigation, according to spokesperson Andy Orrell. Edible Peace Patch will sell its harvest at the Saturday Morning Market in St. Petersburg and, hopefully, Curtis says, to the school cafeterias. Curtis explains that the Department of Agriculture recently assumed responsibility for school lunches, a big step towards getting local, fresh vegetables from schoolyard gardens into the mouths of the students who grew them. To learn more, visit PeacePatch. org. Call to Artists The committee of the Pink Flamingo Home Tour are looking for local artists who would like to set up a mini-art show of their works at the homes and locations selected to be on the March 10th home tour. If you are interested in being considered, please call Dolly Tickell, Event Coordinator at 727-418-7272 or e-mail: PinkFlamingoHomeTour@ gmail.com.Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 2 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport.

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6 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 Floridiana Festival & Highwaymen Show The Palladium Theater will be the new venue for the Floridiana Festival & Highwaymen Artist Show on Sunday, January 29th. The focus will remain on early Florida souvenirs, but January 29th will see a touch of vintage Hawaiiana, as well as many new exhibitors with the best in old Florida dcor. Lectures include The Culture of Aloha Shirts (wear your vintage Aloha shirt for a free valuation, browse exhibitors selling old Aloha-wear) and Taking a Textile Trip Back in Timeto the Era of Barkcloth. The Florida Highwaymen artists will be exhibiting their beautiful landscape paintings. The public is invited to bring their vintage Florida paintings to the show for a complimentary valuation by an 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Avenue N. in downtown St. Petersburg. Admission is $6; children under two years are $3. Visit www. hulahula.biz. First Florida Frontiers to Meet First Florida Frontiers is kicking off its 2012 season with an exciting new partnership with Earth Scouts St. Petersburg. In anticipation of Gulfports Earth First Festival in April, Misann Ellmaker, Director, Earth Scouts & Sustainable Business Coalition, Earth Charter US will be the featured speaker at their January 27th meeting at 7 p.m. Earth Scouts, a Program of Earth Charter US, encourages boys and girls ages 3 to 13 years to become responsible global citizens. Interested in learning more about how you or your organization can help plan and develop programs for this Earth First Festival for sustainable living? Join them at the City of Imagination Gulfport Art Center, 2726 54th Street S., Gulfport. Program is free and open to the public. Donations welcome. Call Elizabeth Neily at 727-744-7051. Come to the Tea Dance at the Senior Center Dance to the music of Chuck and Friends at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S., on Tuesday, January 31st at 2 p.m. Tickets are $2. Call 727-893-2237.

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 7 Learn about Floridastyle GardeningST. PETERSBURGSt. Petersburgs Water Resources Department will offer a series of six free workshops on Florida-style gardening from January 25 to March 7. The series which will help gardeners save water, time, and sweat equity will include presentations, hands-on activities, give-away items, displays, publications, and tours of a Floridafriendly Demonstration Garden. The sessions will be offered by specialists from Pinellas County Extension and St. Petersburg Florida-friendly Landscapingtm. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Water Resources Departments green administration building located at 1650 Third Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Preregistration is strongly suggested as seating is limited. To pre-register, call 727-551-3177 and leave your name, phone number, selection of the workshop(s) and date(s), and number of attendees. Ways with Proper Fertilizer Use and Rain Barrels. After attending workshop (this day only), rain barrels will be available for purchase. your landscaping ideas! Tour of the citys Florida-friendly Demonstration Garden prior to workshop. 2Clinic (continuation from Feb. 8th class). Experts work with you on your landscape plan. Also, Proper Plant Installation and Establishment, including the latest research results. Tour of the citys Florida-friendly Demonstration Garden prior to workshop. Systems and Micro-Irrigation Clinic. Includes hands-on activities and product demonstrations. Everything from Proper Fertilizer and Pesticide Use to Pruning, Composting, and Mulching. Includes a tree pruning demonstration. Thank you from the Senior Center The Senior Center would like to give public thanks to Palms of Pasadena Hospital for sponsoring the Health & Beauty Fair on Monday, January 23. Also, the Center appreciates all the volunteers who worked diligently to make this fair a pleasant experience for all. The hospital provided numerous health screenings and materials on health education. About 150 seniors attended the fair which housed about 25 vendors. Free haircuts were provided by Ellen Clifford and Lois Erickson and manicures were provided by Larinda VanDriesen. The Longhouse also provided free massages. Also, thanks to the Worthingtons (Bob, Lou and Mike) for grilling hot dogs and hamburgers on the outdoor grill. Thanks to all of our vendors and participants for making this another great Senior Center event! 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. Todays lunch is koldunai (meat dumplings) with soup, dessert and coffee. By popular demand, they are doing cepelinai one week and koldunai every other week. Also available to buy is Lithuanian beer. Call Vida at 866-7936 for more information. Everyone is welcome.

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8 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 New Fun With Torches Lampwork Class The Industrial Arts Center in Gulfport announces that registration Torches Lampwork Class. Students will make three objects: a small two sessions, meeting on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 7-9 p.m. January 30 and February 1. For more information or to register, call 727-289-9365 or visit www. IndustrialArtsCenter.org. Folk Festival at Heritage Village Centennial celebrations continue at Heritage Village with the Pinellas Folk Festival taking place on Saturday, January 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dozens of the Tampa Bay areas premier folk musicians will spread the sounds of traditional folk, gospel, country and bluegrass music on stages throughout the village. German and Scottish dance groups will join in the fun during the day with their stylish steps. Guests can also take part in old-time games or take a look at the antique cars. The Folk Festival will also have traditional craft demonstrations, Fleece-to-Shawl activities. The event will have a food court with a large variety of vendors to satisfy guests. German, Greek and Mexican food will be just some of the choices, as well as hotdogs, hamburgers, ice cream, and kettle corn. Free parking and shuttle to the event entrance is located on 119th Street between Ulmerton and Walsingham roads. A $5 donation is suggested for adults and children older than 12. Admission is free for children younger than 12. Heritage Village is located at 11909 125th Street N. in Largo. Visit www. pinellascounty.org/heritage, or call 727-582-2123. Retired Ofcers Wives Club to Meet St. Petersburg will meet for luncheon on February 14th 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 music by Steve Middents. Call for reservations 399-1272.

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 9 Guild to hold Card/ Game Party The Womens Guild of Our Savior Lutheran Church will hold its annual Mini-Luncheon with card party and other games on January 26 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. It will be held in the Wegner Hall of Our Savior located at 301 58th Street S. in St. Petersburg. For more information or tickets contact Ruth Summers at 347-1548 or rtsummers@verizon.net. Learn about the Kill-AWatt Energy Monitor Through its Pinellas Energy Extension is promoting a new gadget that aims to get citizens more energy conscious and eco-friendly. Gulfport is one of the eight Pinellas County libraries hosting the class. The presentation there is scheduled for Saturday, January 28th from 10-11 a.m. Gulfport Library is located at 5501 28th Ave. S. (enter on 27th Ave. S. side). The Kill-A-Watt Energy Monitor is a simple tool used to see how much energy the devices in a home are actually using, whether they are on or off. Users simply plug the monitor into an outlet, plug an appliance into the monitor, follow The Kill-AWatts instructions and watch it work. The monitor measures various aspects of electrical consumption, from voltage of an outlet to watts and exactly how much energy and money is being consumed by most of their household electronics. Pinellas County Extension and the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative have come together to make these Kill-A-Watt monitors available for check-out at their libraries to make the assessment of personal energy consumption even easier. Extension specialists will also be holding upcoming classes at select libraries to further explain how the monitors work and to give easy tips in their effort to decrease electric bills and increase environmental friendliness. Gulfport Little League News Registration takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. upstairs at the little league on-line at www.gulfportlittleleague. net If your child would like to play ball, please register them as soon as possible. This will allow them to place the child on a team, connect you with his or her coach, insure the correct uniform size, and get them practicing sooner. On Sunday, February 5th at 2 p.m. a Coaching Clinic will be held at the are interested in being a manager or coach for GPLL, this clinic is required. The Second Annual Gulfport Little League Reunion will be held on Sunday, February 19th at 4 p.m. Come reminisce with old friends and meet new ones. Hors doeuvres and drinks will be served. Everyone is encouraged to bring his or her glove and join in a softball game. Opening Day is Saturday, March 3rd at 10 a.m.

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10 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 Annual Charity Ball to Benet ACHST. PETERSBURGThe Evening Branch of the All Childrens Hospital Guild is proud to present the 81st Charity Ball, with the theme An Enchanted Evening. This year, the Charity Ball will be held on January 28 from 6-11:30 p.m. at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club, 501 Fifth Avenue NE. Tickets are $250 per person. The Charity Ball was originally started more than 80 years ago by women in the St Petersburg community to help raise funds for charity. It became a fundraiser of the original Crippled Childrens Hospital. The Charity Ball has been held in St. Petersburg each year since, with the exception of a few years during World War II. The women of the All Childrens Hospital Guild Evening Branch work hard throughout the year planning the Charity Ball. Attendees can look forward to appetizers, libations, dinner, a 10-piece band, dancing and a live and silent auction. There is something for everyone, including special live entertainment! The Evening Branch has a reputation of keeping their guests wondering until that evening just what the theme is all about and giving guests that feeling of awe upon entering the ballroom. To purchase tickets to the Charity Ball, please contact Janet Lynn at 727-347-6288 or blumerlynn@aol. com.Catch a Jazz Concert The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society will sponsor the following concerts: again on Thursday, February 9th, Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps will play from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Bilmar Beach Resort in Treasure Island. Admission is $7. Call 727-522-6877. Hook and the Original Black Dogs will play a Mardi Gras Dinner/Dance from 6-9:30 p.m. at Banquet Masters 8100 Park Blvd. Admission is $35 members, $40 guests. Call 727397-1875. Take a Basic Drawing Class The Gulfport Arts Center, a City of Imagination Project, will offer a Basic Drawing Workshop on Saturdays starting January 28 and running through March 3 from 1-2:30 p.m. The Center is located at 2726 54th Street S. in Gulfport. For more information or to pre-register, contact the instructor, Joseph Weinzettle, at 727-418-5083 or email to weinzettle@hotmail.com.

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 11 Beginner Tai Chi in Gulfport New classes in Tai Chi for Beginners will start on Thursday, February 2nd. These classes, which meet on Tuesday and Thursday at the Gulfport Recreation Center on Shore Blvd. S. and 58th St. S. are for those new to tai chi, as well as those who are already familiar with the tai chi set. It is best to attend both classes. Emphasis will be on the many health of the tai chi set. Wear sneakers or shoes that will not slip off. There is a suggested donation of $2 per class which goes to the Taoist Tai Chi Society. Call Marjorie Grudzinksi at 345-6708. Floral Design Class Come join us at Gulfport Recreation Center for our continuing Floral designer and instructor is offering two classes. You will learn the secrets of professionals. Each week you will make a different style arrangement Classes are either 4-5:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 and are on Wednesdays February 8th, 22nd and 29th. Classes are $25 per or $60 for the series of three. Visit the www.youmakeitandtakeit.com website. Contact Laurie directly at 617247-9278 (makeitandtakeit@yahoo. com) with questions. Pre-registration and a deposit are required for this class. Debtors Anonymous to Hold Workshop Debtors Anonymous (DA) will hold a workshop on Saturday, February 4th from 1-4 p.m. at First Unity Church, 460 46th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. A speaker panel will share their experience and relate how the program has helped them. Light refreshments will be served.

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12 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 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. Learn Silk Painting Want to learn the technique of silk painting? No experience is necessary, so come learn and enjoy the exciting process, while creating two handpainted silk scarves. Workshop will be held at the Gulfport Arts Center building located at 2726 54th Street S., adjacent to the dog parks. Cost for this one-day workshop, which includes all materials and two silk scarves, is $60. Workshops begin Wednesday, February 8, at 10 a.m., and are held bi-weekly after that. Pre-registration is required, contact Silvia Tamira-Powell at Tamirart1@ yahoo.com, or 727-551-1000 for more information and to register for an upcoming workshop date. Sponsored by the City of Imagination www. Boating Safety Courses USCG Auxiliary Gulfport Flotilla 7-16 will offer a BS & S Class (four weeks) on Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 7-10 p.m. Cost is $50. They also offer a ABS Class (one day) on Feb. 11 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Cost is $40. Classes are held at the USCG Auxiliary Building, 3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport. For reservations and details about the class or to schedule a vessel safety check call 727-399-7986. Club to hold Annual Card and Game Party ST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Community Club announces their annual Card and Game Party, scheduled for Saturday, February 4th from 1-4 p.m. The party will be held at the Warren Webster Building, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, and will feature door prizes as well as and coffee and desserts. A donation to the Community Club of $4 will be collected at the door. The party is open to the public come alone or with a friend. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing games and cards and supporting a local philanthropic cause. Call 360-8216.

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 15 Sons of Italy Fashion Show Sons of Italy, 2500 34th Street S., will host a Fashion Show with fashions by Bealls Dept. Store on Sunday, February 5th from 12:30-4 p.m. Event includes entertainment by a Frank Sinatra impersonator, dinner and dessert for $15 donation. the Alzheimers Association. Public is invited. Call 727-798-6355 or visit West Coast Orchid Society to Meet The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will hold their monthly meeting on the second Thursday of the month, February 9th, at the Pinellas County Cooperative Extension (Botanical Gardens), 12175 125th Street N. in Largo. An educational class will be held at 7 p.m., with a short meeting at 7:30 p.m. followed by a presentation. refreshments follow. Visitors are welcome. Admission and parking are free. For more information, please call 727 733-8167. Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Workshop The Florida Department of Transportation, District 7, is offering free bicycle and pedestrian safety educational classes through its WalkWise Tampa Bay campaign. The classes will be held at the Treasure Island Community Center located at One Park Place (Gulf Boulevard at 106th Avenue). A 30 minute WalkWise BikeSmart program will be offered on Friday, February 3rd at 5 p.m. This program covers WalkWise pedestrian information, as well as Florida and demographics for bicyclists, and important safety tips for riding in the roadway and on the sidewalk. bike/pedestrian law enforcement guide and safety tip bookmarks. A 15 minute WalkWise Pedestrian Safety and 90 minute BikeSmart program will be held on Thursday, February 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The WalkWise Pedestrian Safety covers Florida pedestrian laws, demographics and important safety tips. All attendees will receive a free bookmarks. The BikeSmart Class covers important information for riding a bicycle in the roadway as a legal vehicle. The course material includes Florida bicycle laws, route selection, lane positioning, appropriate attire, carrying gear, handling intersections and safety tips. All BikeSmart attendees will receive a front or back Reservations are required as spaces are limited. All interested persons should contact Jessica Brenner, Outreach Coordinator for Grassroots Pedestrian Campaign, at 813974-9215 or jlbrenne@cutr.usf.edu.

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16 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 Barking For LifeBy Cathy Salustri It was about four years ago that Sandy Valentines new bichon frise puppy, Furby, wouldnt stop pawing at a spot on Sandys chest. Although still a bundle may have saved Valentines life Sandy went to the doctor and learned that spot that so fascinated her new best friend was cancer. Fortunately for Sandy, Furby (and the doctors) caught her breast cancer in time and Sandy received the treatment she needed. This past Saturday, Sandy and Furby walked in the Bark For Life event behind the Gulfport Recreation Center. Participants paid the American Cancer Society $10 to be a part of the furry fundraiser. Renowned Author to Speak in Gulfport Thomas French, former St. Petersburg Times investigative journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner will be the speaker at the Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Librarys annual meeting on February 9th. Mr. French wrote Unanswered Cries about the murder of Gulfport resident Karen Gregory and Zoo Story about the inner world of Tampas Lowry Park Zoo. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue. This event is free and open to the public.

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 17 Free Family Movie Day Enjoy free movies with the kids on Saturday, February 11, starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Francis Purdy Friends Room at the Gulfport Public Library at 5501 28th Ave. S. The movies this month are Dolphin Tale, rated PG (starring Floridas own dolphin, Winter) and mystery thriller, Super 8, rated PG-13. Free popcorn is provided by the Library! For more information, call 893-1074. SPCREA to Meet The South Pinellas Retired Teachers Association (SPCREA) meets at 11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month from October through May at the Picccadilly Cafeteria, 19th Ave. and 34th St. N. Meetings are open to all who have worked in in Florida or elsewhere, including teachers, support personnel and administrators. The meeting begins at 12 noon with an activity planned by the hospitality committee. At their February 9th meeting they will learn about the life of Salvador Dali from former teacher Judith Overcash, who has been a docent at the Dali Museum for 14 years. She has traveled to Spain to see where Dali worked and lived. The meeting adjourns by 1 p.m. SPCREA often group. They are planning to meet for Dali museum. Email Joyce Walters at jellen1943@yahoo.com for more information.

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18 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 This Weeks Solution Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club This year the Garden Club will be participating in the national Great Backyard Bird Count which will be held February 17-19. Registration papers and instructions can be picked up at the home of Joyce McMahon, 2614 Beach Boulevard on February 9th (their regular meeting day) between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. All members are encouraged to participate. If you live in a home, just look in your backyard. If you live in an apartment, go to a friend's backyard or to the beach. Or a group can get together and go to a nearby park. It is easy to help with this worthwhile project. After recording the birds you have seen, return the data sheets to the Senior Center, Attn: Jane Ogilvie. Family Fun Day Family Fun Day is presented by the City of Gulfport Recreation Division. The event is Saturday, February 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tomlinson Lake Park (corner of Tangerine Ave. S. and 54th St. S.). The free event will arts and crafts, family competitions and food (hot dogs and bottled water while they last). Please come join them for this wonderful family event! For more information, please contact 727-893-1068.

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 19 The Gabs See what parents/volunteers told us about how the garden at Sanderlin (read related story) helps kids learn about eating well and proper nutrition.Jim Sweeney, Tampa, Bank of America volunteer: It teaches them where food comes from. A lot of times, we take it for granted. Jill McCracken, St. Petersburg, parent: It teaches them more about the natural process. They learn from the ground up. They get to see every step of the way. If they grow it, they think, thats my pepper. Nicole Buchanan, St. Petersburg, parent: It gives them an opportunity to see where the food comes from. The novelty of growing your own food isnt something many kids get to do. It teaches them food doesnt just come from a store the stores have to get it from somewhere. Chris Steinocher, St. Petersburg, parent, president of St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce: This does a lot more than that. It teaches our community some values we may have forgotten about along the way. Agrarian values are so cool. Its about getting up early, working hard, patience, putting something in the ground and waiting and caring about something bigger than yourself. A garden project? Its a community, its economic development. We can show our kids what we learned. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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20 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship GriefShare to Meet The GriefShare support group will meet 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.

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Concert at Pasadena Community Church Pasadena Community Church invites you and all your friends, family and neighbors to their concert, Starlight goes Country, on Friday, February 17th at 7:30 p.m. It will feature the church choir singing favorites like Ill Fly Away, Country Road, Your Cheatin Heart and many others, and bass. Soloists doing favorites like Blue Bayou, Crazy, Mississippi Squirrel Revival. Charlie Weaver and Minnie Pearl will be there too. Dancers will do clogging, the Texas two-step and square dancing. Admission is $6 and all seats are reserved with tickets available Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church Shop Thrift Boutique and Gift Shops Pasadena Community Church has three stores at one location (Pasadena Ave. and Second Ave. S.). Come see their large assortment of Christmas decorations and many other gift items for sale. Thrift and Boutique are open 9-12 Wednesday and Saturday. Gift Store is open Wednesday and Saturday 10-2.

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22 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 Money Prize Art ShowWant to earn a few bucks? Enter a painting in The Art Guild's February show. Winners get $400. The show is open to all. Entry date and place is February 2nd at The Treasure Island City Hall Auditorium, 120 108th Avenue. Entry fee is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. If you would like to join the Art Guild, membership is $30 yearly. The judge is Libit Jones.Art ClassesBy Fred Wilder The Art Guild is starting art classes on Monday, February 13th. Basic drawing will be from 9:3011:30 a.m. and basic watercolor will be from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Cost for each is $30 for six weeks or $6 per class if paid weekly. They will be held in The Treasure Island City Hall Auditorium, 120 108th Avenue. For a list of materials needed or more information call Community Band in Concert at Casino The South Pasadena Community Band will present a free concert on February 16 at 7:30 p.m. Musical Director Max Millspaugh has entitled this concert Classics to Swing. Come and enjoy a program that includes, among others, music from Carl Orffs Carmina Burana to Mancinis The Swing March, from excerpts from Wagners operas to A Tribute to Harry James. The Cheerio March will leave you singing and whistling. The casino provides adequate free parking and handicapped accessibility. Refreshments are available. Seating capacity has been increased for the concert. The City of Gulfport and the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce sponsor the concerts. The South Pasadena Band is sponsored by the City of South Pasadena and community donations.

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24 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 Danielle Mahaney and Serena Thomas edit the latest stories of Hi-Tide, Boca Ciega High Schools online newspaper. Its a year of change at Boca Ciega High School, and a new building and a new principal are only part of the equation. The school paper, Hi-Tide, also changed this year. After years of printing out a physical newspaper and while where the school didnt put out any paper at all the Hi-Tide met the digital age this month. Instead of buying a paper, students and parents and community members as well can read all the news thats com. Although the school newspaper became online-only at the start of the school year, newspaper advisor Lisa Fuss told the Gabber that using a content management system (similar to what the Gabber and many daily newspapers use) helped students create a dynamic site where they could more easily control the content. Fuss cites funding as one reason for switching to the online-only format. The last few years, students wrote stories but (there were) no funds to publish papers, she explained. She took over the newspaper and decided to make it an online publication. Hi-Tide Goes OnlineBy Cathy Salustri Students control the advertising, online maintenance, and content. Fuss wants her newspaper staff to publish new content every week. Student journalists 17 in all research stories, interview people, and write their stories on classroom computers. The entire staff meets and holds a weekly budget meeting to decide which stories they will post online in the coming week. Stories range from features to opinion pieces. Staff also covers sports, reviews games and addresses other issues facing students. Next, co-editors Danielle Mahaney and Serena Thomas, both juniors, review the stories and edit them. They also handle a lot of the photography, Thomas explains. While the newspaper staff must shoot photos for stories they submit, articles that deal with subjects larger than Bogie (such as national sports and video game reviews) use photos. Two other students handle ad sales and site administration. Fuss asked Ryan Patton to assume responsibility for advertising and marketing. He started selling online ads over a month ago. The ads, which start at $40 a month or $75 for two months, Zach Stoler takes care of the technical end of running the site. Stoler, a junior, runs his own IT business. He also created a trolley web page for the Gulfport trolley several years ago and hopes, he says, to work with Gulfports IT department again. Today, someone neglected to sign out of a computer and lost part of an article. Stoler works his IT magic to and Fuss reinforces the importance of logging off the content management system at the end of class. Fuss calls Hi-Tide a work in progress and credits the schools new principal, Michael Vigue, with making it possible for change to take place. Last year the students didnt have the chance to publish a paper; this year, theyre publishing every week. She has hope for Hi-Tide as an online paper. She has hope for her staff. Were trying to establish a vision,

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 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 Super Pet Tail-Gate Party Run relays with your dog, test canine agility skills, listen to live jazz courtesy of Bride of Chaotica, roast other tasty treats at SPCA Tampa Bays Super Pet Tail-Gate Party on January 28th. Enter your dog in a variety of contests including the Scramble, the Omelet Bowl, Couch Potato Mash, Rookies Race and the Hail Mary hey, its super-pet day! Get tips on training. Fun for the whole family starts at 3 p.m. and runs through 5 p.m. Donation is $1 per activity. Super Pet adoption specials will be offered. Visit www.SPCATampaBay. org or 9099 130th Avenue in Largo.

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26 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 By Holiday Mathis People are always giving and taking energy from one another. The exchange is often subtle, though more people will be aware of energetic transactions this week, especially when they involve men and women. Venus and Mars in opposition make the balance of power and the struggle to keep it rather obvious. Also of note, Neptune slips into Pisces, and this time, the transit will last for the next 14 years. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Unless someone rocked the boat by asking, Why cant humans are times when progress demands that you question the very rules that provide safety and order in your environment. Youll be in just the bold mood to move along an impossible agenda. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You have an epic endeavor on your mind. Will you be able to tackle it? It all boils down to what you can accomplish in about seven hours a week, as thats probably all the time youll be able to carve out in these early stages. See what you can do to streamline your schedule to accommodate new activity. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Turn your head toward wherever you get your inspiration. You need all you one of the most famous artists who ever lived said, For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. -Vincent Van Gogh. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Many people collect material things moments. Though the more you create moments and try to capture the ones that happen naturally by somehow recording and recalling them, the less you will need so many other things in your life. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Psychologists estimate that people apologize an average of four times per week, mostly to friends and strangers. It takes a lot more emotional gravitas to say sorry to romantic partners or family members. Its partly why the sincere request for forgiveness you deliver this week will be so effective. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Youll be deciding how involved to be in another persons life. From the outside, it may seem that this person lives in a perfect, little world that is whole and complete without you. Make no mistake; this is only one version of the scene. You are needed more than you know. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Yours is a rare and lovely mind. Your experiences will seem unreal to those who cant relate to the life youve lived. And though the people around you may not know how to take you, youll get something out of sharing anyway. Youll understand how unique your knowledge really is. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). If you feel resistant to the work before you or fear that youll have trouble meeting a deadline, take a walk to clear your head. You think that you dont have time for exercise, but thats where youre mistaken. Youll be energized by deep breaths and fresh air, and youll return refreshed and able to work better and faster. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When demanding domestic scene, it is easy to let your social life wither. There is something important to be gained through connection with your outer but it is crucial to your well-being. So reach out to friends you havent talked to in a while. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The time is right to increase your income and broaden your horizons. Youll need to expand your reach in order to bring new opportunities into your realm. It is easiest to get to know people through work or school, though clubs, sports and online communities are also a viable option for social fun. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your sign mate, the legendary news journalist Eric Sevareid suggested, Dealing with network executives is like being nibbled to death by ducks. Youll deal with your own version of the pecking order this week, so bring metaphoric breadcrumbs to throw out and divert the attention of the overly aggressive. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You know theres more to you than getting up in the morning and falling into the same routine as yesterday. In spite of your heavy responsibilities, or perhaps because of them, youll feel compelled to search for greater self-knowledge. However long you can spend on yourself, it wont feel like enough. This Week's Birthdays: Youll enjoy special treatment from others but what you dont realize is that they enjoy you even more. In fact, youll make someones day more often than not this year. One relationship deepens in February and promises will be exchanged. Transportation issues are the reason for improvements and upgrades in March. Parties and trips will be featured in June. Take care and time in the presentation of your ideas. Youll favorably impress higher-ups and be promoted in the fall. 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 Blackwood & his harmonica Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by Arlene & Len The Melody TunesThursday, 1-3:00 p.m. Karaoke by Cookie and Dave Friday, 2-4:00 p.m. Entertainment by Geno Saturday, 1-3:00 p.m. Music for listening & dancing by Chicago Rich or by Overdue Bill Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment for dancing by Woody & his accordian Weather permitting

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28 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 8th Annual Pink Flamingo Home Tour Gulfports 8th Annual Pink Flamingo Home Tour will be held on Saturday, March 10th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour begins at Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st Street S. in Gulfport. Tickets are $15 or pre-sale for $13. Call the Chamber of Commerce at 727-344-3711 or visit www.PinkFlamingoHomeTour.com. Music in the Afternoon Returns ST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Recreation Division and the Friends of St. Pete Beach civic group are excited to bring back the very popular Music in the Afternoon event of 2012 will be held on Sunday, February 12th from 2-4 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatic Complex, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, with events also scheduled for March, April and May. This casual afternoon tea will feature light desserts and refreshments and plenty of dancing and socializing to the classic music of The Rhythm Kings, playing music from the 1840s to the 1940s. Those interested in attending are asked to call and pre-register by calling 727363-9245.Free Tax Preparation for those who Qualify Beginning Friday, February 10 through April 13, AARP will be offering free tax preparation and assistance at the Gulfport Public Library at 5501 28th Avenue S. This service is available Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This service is offered for households with low to moderate incomes, for taxpayers of all ages, but with an emphasis on those over 60 years of age. Taxpayers must bring social security cards for all persons listed on their tax returns, a picture I.D., and all pertinent records such as W2s, 1099s, other income and credits and a copy of last years return. Free other sites in the area, please contact 1-888-227-7669.

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 29 Town Shores ShufeboardPictured (L-R) are winners Bill Adams and Charlotte Stelmaski winners On Tuesday morning, Jan. 17th, singles tournaments were played in both men and ladies competition. With 10 ladies present, it was Charlotte Stelmaski winning the Main Event by one point over Donna Close. For the 12 men competing, Bill Adams fought off to win the Main Event.

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30 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 Another Tree on Arbor Day The city of Gulfport celebrated Arbor Day by planting a live oak in Tomlinson Park Mayor Mike Yakes, councilman Sam Henderson and vice mayor David Hastings help city staff plant this years Arbor Day tree in Tomlinson Park. Several oaks in this park got their start on Arbor Day. Here, three of the towns electorate ceremoniously help parks staff plant the newest addition to the park. Tucker, a Get Rescued pup from last year who now lives with the Henderson family, inspected the work carefully but did not help. Charity Wine and Auction Event The Morean Arts Center for Clay, 420 22nd Street S. St. Petersburg will hold a Charity Wine and Auction event on Saturday, February 11 from 7-10 p.m. This innovative venue is located inside a recently-renovated historic freight railway station. Come enjoy the arts community atmosphere, best of small vineyard wines from around the world, delicious foods and desserts, and silent auction. Event features over 60 types of wine, plus a sale of specially selected works of renowned local artists. Proceeds will support Suncoast Hospice and King of Peace Metropolitan Community Church (MCC). Individual tickets cost $50, VIP tickets $100. Call 727323-5857. Bring your Sweetie to a Valentine Dinner Dance The Italian-American Society of St. Petersburg will hold its third annual Valentine dinner-dance on Saturday, February 11, at the Treasure Island Community Center, One Park Place at 106th Ave., Treasure Island. There will be music by Bobby Tess and his four-piece band; hors doeuvres; a gourmet buffet dinner; free wine, soft drinks, and coffee; and dance hosts for unescorted guests. The price of tickets is $30 per person. The menu is as follows: at 7 p.m., appetizers, hot stromboli and veggies with dip will be served. At 7:30 p.m. dinner of salad, rolls and butter, pork medallions, tilapia, stuffed shells a nd grilled vegetables is served followed by assorted desserts. The Tarantella Dancers will perform a short exhibition of Italian folk dances between 7:00 and 7:30, and the band will play from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. for your dancing and listening pleasure. Mail checks (made out to ItalianAmerican Society) to IAS, c/o Steve Dante, V.P., 17167 2nd St. E., North Redington Beach, FL 33708. Please include a phone number. Reservations need to be made by Friday, February 3rd.

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 31 I just wanted to make sure signage. It certainly was not our intention to break any laws. Patricia Chase, Suntans Director of Operations, addressed allegations that Suntan posted signs illegally. Mr. Mayor, I am sure you got I know thats not what you intended. Youre a good man with a good heart. It just happened to cause a big problem. Vice Mayor Bev Garnett, about Mayor Steve McFarlins comments about the Sunday market in Horan Park, sponsored by Suntan, at the last commission meeting. You need to tell us what you want to happen. City Manager about signage about events like the Sunday markets. We dont allow garage sale signs off your property. Those are illegal signs. City Manager Mike garage sales on public property and rights of way. I think its offensive, personally if I lived in that apartment building, I wouldnt want to sit out on my patio at night. I dont want to see all of Gulf Boulevard look like the Chase Manhattan building. Rosemary Manning, about the blue lights surrounding the Chase building. My recommendation on that is that we bring back a settlement at our next board meeting. City attorney Susan Churuti, when Commissioner Al Halpern asked about the status of the Coconut Inn lawsuit. Commissioner Halpern mentioned that Mr. Caruso had suggested he had a plan for settling; the commission, at attorney Susan Churutis suggestion, decided to ask Mr. Caruso to make the offer to the city attorneys. Theres a couple of businesses... residential areas as well as they might. Id really like to look at the spectrum of public nuisance codes and see what, if anything, we might be able to tweak. Commissioner Jim Parent, about resident complaints about businesses having trouble coexisting with residents. The commissioner added that he was not looking to residents and businesses to coexist. Id like to thank all the volunteers for the St. Pete Beach classic, but Id also like to thank all the residents It was good to see that many residents were supportive of it. Mayor Steve McFarlin, about last weekends twoday race event. Excerpts heard at the January 24, 2012 St. Pete Beach City Commission MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesAnnual Flea Market at Womans Club The St. Petersburg Womans Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd N.E. will present the annual Treats & Treasures Flea Market & Bake Sale, for two daysFriday, Feb. 10th from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 11th from 8:30 a.m. to 1p.m. The kitchen will be open for tasty treats, featuring homemade soups, hot dogs, chili dogs, coffee, soft drinks and the Historical Building Restoration Fund. For information on monthly meetings, Saturday Group, weekly hands on projects and card games or information on renting their Historical Clubhouse, please call 727822-4982. Check out their website at www.StPetersburgWomansClub.org. Learn how to Use your GPS Are you ready to expand your boating knowledge and skills? Using GPS is a two hour class presented in one evening by the St Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron and is available to anyone 12 or older. This seminar explains the principals of way-point navigation and shows you how to relate the GPS to your charts. The seminar also shows you how to operate your GPS what the buttons do, what the screens show and how to access the functions you need. You will also get some tips for choosing a GPS if you do not currently own one. Materials include the waterproof Captains Quick Guide to Using GPS to take aboard your boat and remind you of the basic steps while underway. GPS is now so easily available, this has become an essential seminar for all boaters. Bring your handheld if you have one. Course will be held on Wednesday, February 15 from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Avenue SE, Demens Landing in St. Petersburg. Instruction is free, materials cost $25 per family. There is a maximum of 20 students. Preregistration is required. Register on-line at www.boating-stpete.org.

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32 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 Marvin Shavlan co-owns his homesteaded 46th Street home with his wife, Cindy. They purchased the home for $99,800 in May 2000. The county property appraiser currently values the home at just over $914,000. He co-owns Bond Jewelers. Contributions: $15,334.64 Businesses, $9,400 ($3,500 from businesses owned by District Three residents); Residents, $5,934.64*Business owned by a District Three residentWithin His District Businesses, $7,885.64; Residents, $2,885.64 $500: *Bond Jewelers (Marvin Shavlan); *Undertow (Nicklaus family); *Plaza Beach (Robert Czyszczon); Tradewinds,; *Dol phin Holdings; *Nicklaus of Florida, Sirata; The Alden Resort Hotel; Ward Friszlowski; Harry Chadwick; Keith Overton, Jacaranda Villas/Tradewinds; Timothy R. Bogott Revocable Trust, (Tradewinds CEO); and the Grand Plaza Hotel. $100$499: Arlene Cohen, Michael Cohen, Richard Brogan, George Clayson, David Jenkins, Joan Binmore, Carol Walker, Beth Morean, and August Delessio, and Amber Fiszolowski. Under $100: Marvin Shavlan, Cindy Shavlan (wife), Dr. Sidney Finberg, Lawrence Stamper, Karen Cummings, Mary Knudson, Clarkson, Donald Freese, Joanne Melodayo, and Craig Grant. Outside His District Businesses, $2850; Residents, $1,550 $500: Patricia Shavlan; *K-S Investments (Paul Skipper); Rip Tides; Terry McCreary, (Riptides); West Corey Partners, Willys; Gary Hock; and Beachcomber Resort. $100 $499: Thomas Broderson, Inn on the Beach (Ron Holehouse), and Islands End Resort. Under $100: Julie Goodger, Rosemary Manning (Mrs. Bob Manning, St. Pete Beach Insider), Ingrid and Keith Jacobus, Urban Uebelhoer, and Deborah Martohue. Outside St. Pete Beach Businesses, $1,550; Residents, $1,500 $500: Michael Barger, Industrial Real Estate, St. Petersburg; Har vard Jolly, Architects (Ward Friszlowski, Secretary), St. Petersburg; and Alan Forster, Nantucket. $100 $499: *Blind Pass Marina, Algirdas Bobelis; and *PassA-Grille Marina (Kazbo, LLC), Algirdas Bobelis; Sean McQuaid, St. Petersburg; Judith Davis, St. Petersburg, Arthur Munjone, Treasure Island; Thomas Skipper, Clearwater (homesteaded property in District Three); Jack and Marilyn Frieman, St. Petersburg; and Kevin Sollie, Tierra Verde. Under $100: Eminere Group, IT Consulting, Tampa; Michael Hribar, St. Petersburg; and Craig and Kathy Post, Riverview.Follow the Money: Whos Funding Your Candidate? With elections next week, the Gabber looks at campaign donations for the two elections on the beach.By Cathy Salustri Al Halpern co-owns his homesteaded Captiva Cay town home with his wife, Gene. They bought the home for $290,000 in May 2000; its currently valued at just over $300,000. Aside from his commissioners salary, he receives income from Lockheed Martin, mutual funds, the Jean Halpern Trust. Contributions: $2,180 Residents, $1,180; Businesses, $1,000 His District: $1525 Residents, $1,025; Businesses, $500 $500: Riptides (Terri McCreary) $100 $499: Ann Still, Karen Johnson, Will Jacoby, Sherri Wil liams, John Kiley, and Paul Todd. Under $100: Jim and Gerri Rinella, P. Hebelhoer, Paul and Mary Stephenson, George and Agnes Ritz, and John Pickrell. Outside His District: $655 Businesses, $500; Residents, $155 $500: Coconut Inn $100 $499: August Dalessio Under $100: Michael Lehman District One: Incumbent Al Halpern and Challengers Deborah Edney and Lorraine Huhn District Three: Incumbent Marvin Shavlan and Challenger Brooke Anderson OF NOTE about Lorraine Huhn: Huhn served as the chair of Save Our Little Village, a group with substantial hotelier backing. SOLV sued the city to have charter amendment items placed on the ballot; other times, it intervened in lawsuits brought against the city. You may contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. Contributions: $10,295 Businesses, $6245; Residents, $4,050 Her District: $2,430 Businesses, $1,845, Residents, $585 $500: Wacassa Investment (building owned by K-S Investments); K-S Investments (Paul Skipper); and Paul Skipper Family Trust (Real Estate). $100 $499: West Corey Partners (Willys), Carol and Mark Reynolds, George and Michele Hall, and Annette Reifschneider. Under $100: Avenue Gourmet, Paradise Gifts and Home Decor, James and Gerladine Rinella, Irene Weinert, Michael Lehman, Pat Street, U. L. Uebelhoer, Deborah Martohue, and Art Expo. Outside Her District: $6,740 Businesses, $4,300; Residents, $2,440 $500: RIA Hotel Disbursement, Tradewinds; The Alden Resort Hotel; Nicklaus of Florida, Sirata; Dolphin Beach Resort; Harry and Laurel Chadwick, Keith and Julie Overton (Jacaranda Villas/ Tradewinds); Timothy Bogott Revocable Trust, (Tradewinds CEO); Grand Plaza Resort Hotel; Beachcomber Resort; and Robert Czyszc zon, Plaza Beach Resort. $100 $499: Anderson and Brodersen (lawyers); Ron Holehouse; Paul Cuticchia; Ann and Robert Fleeting; Carol Walker Stanley and Bev Garnett (Vice-Mayor Bev Garnett, St. Pete Beach); and Jane and John Gottwald. Under $100: Bette Woods, Robert Smeale, Roy Siegle, Rosemary Manning (widow of Bob Manning, St. Pete Beach Insider), Debo rah Havens, Robert and Mary Fernandez, David or Esther Milchan, K. Suzanne, Robert Cummings, Ingrid and Keith Jacobus, and Ray mond Thibodeau. Outside St. Pete Beach: $1,125 Residents, $1,025, Businesses, $100 $500: Angela Lamb-Zander, NY Under $100: Marilyn and Robert Lamb, NY; Maureen Sicilio, Tierra Deborah Edney owns her homesteaded 73rd Avenue du plex under the name Deborah Edney Liburd. She purchased it for $75,100 in November 2009; its currently valued at just over $107,000. She receives social security. She does not list any rental income Contributions: $1,135.66 Within Her District $300 $100 $499: Maureen Carr Under $100: Nancy Gaenslen, Mark Landry, Mike and Terri Finnerty (former mayor, Support Our Troops), Audrey Kapelman, and Alice Dean. Outside Her District: $542 $100 $499: Deborah Schechner and Kathy Chmielewski. Under $100: Judy Leppanen, Jerry Turner, Rich McCormick, Gene and Diane Brockherding, Nancy Shannon, and Adrian DeSilva. Outside St. Pete Beach: $293.66 $100 $499: Colleen Turner, South Pasadena. Under $100: Bill and Donna Warren, PA; Jackie Jones, Panama City; Jan Osberg, Sleepy Hollow, IL; Bill and Janey Osberg, Sleepy Hollow, IL; and Sharen Janis, St. Petersburg. Brooke Anderson and her husband Jim co-own their Belle Vista home. They purchased it for $372,500 in August 2005; its currently valued at just under $165,000. They also purchased a home in Riverview for $160,000 in 2001, currently valued at $115,000. She receives income from a deferred compensation account and the Anderson Family Trust. She doesnt list rental income from her Riverview home name notice with the state on July 18, 2011. She lists her involvement with the business as inactive. Mail for the Probate Bulletin goes to 7217 Gulf Boulevard. Contributions: $2,357.54 Within Her District: $1,802.54 $100 $499: Deborah Schechner, Jim Anderson (husband), Chet Chmielewski, George Manthos, and Kay Peterson. Under $100: Ed Ruttencutter, Katherine Chmielewski, H. Grun er, Elaine Ghormley, Henry Ghormley, Vicky Turel, Penny Fox, Karen Knop, Bill Cleavenger, Alfred Sumanas, Betty Miranda, Fran Travison, Diane Cram, Steve Puhalla, Karen Jahnig, Carol Murray, Mike Welch, Shawn Parker, Greg Leppanen, and Judy Leppanen. Outside Her District: $420 $100 $499: Muriel Desloovere and Rich McCormick. Under $100: E. Borcherding, Harry Metz (former commissioner), Moon Metz, Robert Urban, Linda Chaney Trust, and Nancy Shannon. Outside St. Pete Beach: $135 Under $100: Joshua Gonzalez, Madeira Beach; Charles Micku nas; Debbie Roik; Mike Fox; Janet Paarlberg, Sleepy Hollow, IL; Leigh Pyle, California; and Sharon Janis.OF NOTE about Brooke Anderson : *Andersons husband, Jim, currently has an active lawsuit against the city. To date, St. Pete Beach spent over $145,000 *Andersons ads claimed she had the endorsement of our Police Endorse Brooke Anderson. Police Chief Dave Romine says this is not true. The title St. Pete Beach Police Endorse Brooke Anderson is misleading, he said. St. Pete Beach Police is a... department of the city of St. Pete Beach and as such does not endorse candidates for The endorsement comes from the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the collective bargaining unit, or union, in negotiation Lorraine Huhn and her husband (deceased) Joe purchased their Blind Pass condominium in 1979 for $61,000; its currently valued at just over $172,000. She receives social security.

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 33 Marvin Shavlan co-owns his homesteaded 46th Street home with his wife, Cindy. They purchased the home for $99,800 in May 2000. The county property appraiser currently values the home at just over $914,000. He co-owns Bond Jewelers. Contributions: $15,334.64 Businesses, $9,400 ($3,500 from businesses owned by District Three residents); Residents, $5,934.64*Business owned by a District Three residentWithin His District Businesses, $7,885.64; Residents, $2,885.64 $500: *Bond Jewelers (Marvin Shavlan); *Undertow (Nicklaus family); *Plaza Beach (Robert Czyszczon); Tradewinds,; *Dol phin Holdings; *Nicklaus of Florida, Sirata; The Alden Resort Hotel; Ward Friszlowski; Harry Chadwick; Keith Overton, Jacaranda Villas/Tradewinds; Timothy R. Bogott Revocable Trust, (Tradewinds CEO); and the Grand Plaza Hotel. $100$499: Arlene Cohen, Michael Cohen, Richard Brogan, George Clayson, David Jenkins, Joan Binmore, Carol Walker, Beth Morean, and August Delessio, and Amber Fiszolowski. Under $100: Marvin Shavlan, Cindy Shavlan (wife), Dr. Sidney Finberg, Lawrence Stamper, Karen Cummings, Mary Knudson, Clarkson, Donald Freese, Joanne Melodayo, and Craig Grant. Outside His District Businesses, $2850; Residents, $1,550 $500: Patricia Shavlan; *K-S Investments (Paul Skipper); Rip Tides; Terry McCreary, (Riptides); West Corey Partners, Willys; Gary Hock; and Beachcomber Resort. $100 $499: Thomas Broderson, Inn on the Beach (Ron Holehouse), and Islands End Resort. Under $100: Julie Goodger, Rosemary Manning (Mrs. Bob Man ning, St. Pete Beach Insider), Ingrid and Keith Jacobus, Urban Uebelhoer, and Deborah Martohue. Outside St. Pete Beach Businesses, $1,550; Residents, $1,500 $500: Michael Barger, Industrial Real Estate, St. Petersburg; Har vard Jolly, Architects (Ward Friszlowski, Secretary), St. Petersburg; and Alan Forster, Nantucket. $100 $499: *Blind Pass Marina, Algirdas Bobelis; and *PassA-Grille Marina (Kazbo, LLC), Algirdas Bobelis; Sean McQuaid, St. Petersburg; Judith Davis, St. Petersburg, Arthur Munjone, Treasure Island; Thomas Skipper, Clearwater (homesteaded property in District Three); Jack and Marilyn Frieman, St. Petersburg; and Kevin Sollie, Tierra Verde. Under $100: Eminere Group, IT Consulting, Tampa; Michael Hribar, St. Petersburg; and Craig and Kathy Post, Riverview. Follow the Money: Whos Funding Your Candidate? With elections next week, the Gabber looks at campaign donations for the two elections on the beach.By Cathy Salustri Al Halpern co-owns his homesteaded Captiva Cay town home with his wife, Gene. They bought the home for $290,000 in May 2000; its currently valued at just over $300,000. Aside from his commissioners salary, he receives income from Lockheed Martin, mutual funds, the Jean Halpern Trust. Contributions: $2,180 Residents, $1,180; Businesses, $1,000 His District: $1525 Residents, $1,025; Businesses, $500 $500: Riptides (Terri McCreary) $100 $499: Ann Still, Karen Johnson, Will Jacoby, Sherri Wil liams, John Kiley, and Paul Todd. Under $100: Jim and Gerri Rinella, P. Hebelhoer, Paul and Mary Stephenson, George and Agnes Ritz, and John Pickrell. Outside His District: $655 Businesses, $500; Residents, $155 $500: Coconut Inn $100 $499: August Dalessio Under $100: Michael LehmanDistrict One: Incumbent Al Halpern and Challengers Deborah Edney and Lorraine Huhn District Three: Incumbent Marvin Shavlan and Challenger Brooke AndersonOF NOTE about Lorraine Huhn: Huhn served as the chair of Save Our Little Village, a group with substantial hotelier backing. SOLV sued the city to have charter amendment items placed on the ballot; other times, it intervened in lawsuits brought against the city. You may contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. Contributions: $10,295 Businesses, $6245; Residents, $4,050 Her District: $2,430 Businesses, $1,845, Residents, $585 $500: Wacassa Investment (building owned by K-S Investments); K-S Investments (Paul Skipper); and Paul Skipper Family Trust (Real Estate). $100 $499: West Corey Partners (Willys), Carol and Mark Reynolds, George and Michele Hall, and Annette Reifschneider. Under $100: Avenue Gourmet, Paradise Gifts and Home Decor, James and Gerladine Rinella, Irene Weinert, Michael Lehman, Pat Street, U. L. Uebelhoer, Deborah Martohue, and Art Expo. Outside Her District: $6,740 Businesses, $4,300; Residents, $2,440 $500: RIA Hotel Disbursement, Tradewinds; The Alden Resort Hotel; Nicklaus of Florida, Sirata; Dolphin Beach Resort; Harry and Laurel Chadwick, Keith and Julie Overton (Jacaranda Villas/ Tradewinds); Timothy Bogott Revocable Trust, (Tradewinds CEO); Grand Plaza Resort Hotel; Beachcomber Resort; and Robert Czyszc zon, Plaza Beach Resort. $100 $499: Anderson and Brodersen (lawyers); Ron Holehouse; Paul Cuticchia; Ann and Robert Fleeting; Carol Walker Stanley and Bev Garnett (Vice-Mayor Bev Garnett, St. Pete Beach); and Jane and John Gottwald. Under $100: Bette Woods, Robert Smeale, Roy Siegle, Rosemary Manning (widow of Bob Manning, St. Pete Beach Insider), Debo rah Havens, Robert and Mary Fernandez, David or Esther Milchan, K. Suzanne, Robert Cummings, Ingrid and Keith Jacobus, and Ray mond Thibodeau. Outside St. Pete Beach: $1,125 Residents, $1,025, Businesses, $100 $500: Angela Lamb-Zander, NY Under $100: Marilyn and Robert Lamb, NY; Maureen Sicilio, Tierra Deborah Edney owns her homesteaded 73rd Avenue du plex under the name Deborah Edney Liburd. She purchased it for $75,100 in November 2009; its currently valued at just over $107,000. She receives social security. She does not list any rental income Contributions: $1,135.66 Within Her District $300 $100 $499: Maureen Carr Under $100: Nancy Gaenslen, Mark Landry, Mike and Terri Finnerty (former mayor, Support Our Troops), Audrey Kapelman, and Alice Dean. Outside Her District: $542 $100 $499: Deborah Schechner and Kathy Chmielewski. Under $100: Judy Leppanen, Jerry Turner, Rich McCormick, Gene and Diane Brockherding, Nancy Shannon, and Adrian DeSilva. Outside St. Pete Beach: $293.66 $100 $499: Colleen Turner, South Pasadena. Under $100: Bill and Donna Warren, PA; Jackie Jones, Panama City; Jan Osberg, Sleepy Hollow, IL; Bill and Janey Osberg, Sleepy Hollow, IL; and Sharen Janis, St. Petersburg. Brooke Anderson and her husband Jim co-own their Belle Vista home. They purchased it for $372,500 in August 2005; its currently valued at just under $165,000. They also purchased a home in Riverview for $160,000 in 2001, currently valued at $115,000. She receives income from a deferred compensation account and the Anderson Family Trust. She doesnt list rental income from her Riverview home name notice with the state on July 18, 2011. She lists her involvement with the business as inactive. Mail for the Probate Bulletin goes to 7217 Gulf Boulevard. Contributions: $2,357.54 Within Her District: $1,802.54 $100 $499: Deborah Schechner, Jim Anderson (husband), Chet Chmielewski, George Manthos, and Kay Peterson. Under $100: Ed Ruttencutter, Katherine Chmielewski, H. Grun er, Elaine Ghormley, Henry Ghormley, Vicky Turel, Penny Fox, Karen Knop, Bill Cleavenger, Alfred Sumanas, Betty Miranda, Fran Travison, Diane Cram, Steve Puhalla, Karen Jahnig, Carol Murray, Mike Welch, Shawn Parker, Greg Leppanen, and Judy Leppanen. Outside Her District: $420 $100 $499: Muriel Desloovere and Rich McCormick. Under $100: E. Borcherding, Harry Metz (former commissioner), Moon Metz, Robert Urban, Linda Chaney Trust, and Nancy Shannon. Outside St. Pete Beach: $135 Under $100: Joshua Gonzalez, Madeira Beach; Charles Micku nas; Debbie Roik; Mike Fox; Janet Paarlberg, Sleepy Hollow, IL; Leigh Pyle, California; and Sharon Janis. OF NOTE about Brooke Anderson : *Andersons husband, Jim, currently has an active lawsuit against the city. To date, St. Pete Beach spent over $145,000 *Andersons ads claimed she had the endorsement of our Police Endorse Brooke Anderson. Police Chief Dave Romine says this is not true. The title St. Pete Beach Police Endorse Brooke Anderson is misleading, he said. St. Pete Beach Police is a... department of the city of St. Pete Beach and as such does not endorse candidates for The endorsement comes from the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the collective bargaining unit, or union, in negotiation Lorraine Huhn and her husband (deceased) Joe purchased their Blind Pass condominium in 1979 for $61,000; its currently valued at just over $172,000. She receives social security.

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34 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 GULFPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS Search for/request books and other items on our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.com 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. Presidential Preference Primary: Tuesday, January 31, Polls open at Library from 7:00 am 7:00 pm. Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library Annual Meeting: Thursday, February 9, 7:00 pm at Gulfport Senior Center. Featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Thomas French, who will discuss & sign copies of his books; and answer questions about Unanswered Cries; and his newly published, Zoo Story. Starting February 10: AARP Income Tax Assistance, Fridays & Mondays 10:00 am 2:00 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. TAXPAYERS MUST BRING SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS FOR ALL PERSONS LISTED ON THEIR TAX RETURNS, A PICTURE ID, AND ALL PERTINENT RECORDS SUCH AS W2'S, 1099'S, other income & credits, & a copy of last year's available at all sites. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, February 11, starting at 10:30 am, Dolphin Tale; and, Super 8; Enjoy with free popcorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 893-1074. Valentine Crafts Program: Saturday, February 11, 1:30 pm in Youth Services area. Enjoy making holiday creations with Pat. All ages welcome. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, February 16, 10:00 am. Discussion of American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up a discussion guide and a copy of the poem. Please call 893-1073 FMI. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 pm. First Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesday mtg., 5:45-6:45 pm. at Library is cancelled due to Library polling location that day for Presidential Preference Primary. FMI on rescheduling: Call 727-360-9069. 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. mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues., 6-9 p.m. and Mon.Fri. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res./$22 non-resident Open Gym/Game RoomMon.Fri., 10 a.m. p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. PROGRAMS 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM The School Year Child Care Program is for children entering Kindergarten thru age 14. It is also a quality program which provides a nurturing atmosphere where each child has the opportunity to experience many recreational, social, creative and enriching activities at a cost affordable to families. The program is licensed by the Pinellas County License Board. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for nonresidents. 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 guest speakers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. 2011-2012 TOT TIME & VPK PROGRAMS The Tot Time & VPK Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who have turned 4 years of age by September 1st. Both programs aim to make learning fun for children and help prepare them for Kindergarten. The Tot Time Program cost is a non-refundable annual registration fee of $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents with available. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The VPK Program is FREE but parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care to receive a 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 727-8931079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. Call Alison at 410-2227. Campoli at 813-855-3112. Call Laurie at 617-247-9278. Barbara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. 9-10 a.m. Call Jean at 631-226-7894. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. Call John at 893-1079 termediate Returns in Feb. Call Patsi at 501-3559. a.m. 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 nonresidents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a Gulfport Recreation Center 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.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 2012 Gulfport Historical Calendars are available at the Senior Center for $5. Senior Center Mardi Gras: Its Mardi Gras time! Dont miss out! The Senior Center will be hosting this exciting event on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2-4pm. Tickets: $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Enjoy an afternoon of fun, prizes and refreshments. Coupon Club: Come join our Coupon Club every Fri. at 11am. Bring unwanted coupons for an exchange and learn ways to save money at the grocery store. January: Pain Management Presentations: All are welcome to attend the free Pain Management presentations every Thurs. at 1pm at the Senior Center. Topics: Jan. 26: Adaptive Equipment/Energy Conservation and Joint Protection. Sponsored by Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Watch for more health presentations in February. Flea Market: Mark your calendar now for our next Flea Market on Tuesday, February 7, 9am to noon. Sudoku Class: Come and learn how to play Sudoku on Mondays at 1pm. Great facilitator Dan Ginsberg for suggesting this new activity. Honor Flight Presentation: Mark your calendar for Wed. Feb. 8 at 1pm to learn about the Honor Flight Program D.C. for qualifying veterans. Sign up for this very meaningful experience that includes seeing the Washington monuments. (Trips are prioritized). Senior Trips: Call Carolyn at 3470806 for info on upcoming day trips such as Hard Rock Casino, on Feb. 2, 12 or 20($20); Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria on Jan. 21 ($52); Valentines Day Matinee at Arabian Nights in Kissimee ($53), etc. Property Tax Exemption: Representatives from the Pinellas County Senior Center from 9am until noon on applications for the 2012 Property Tax Exemption. Senior Dance: Our next Senior Dance will be held on Tues. Jan. 31 at 2pm with live music by Chuck and Friends. Admission: $2.00. Line Dancing is offered every Thurs. at 9:30am at Scout Hall (5315 28th Ave. S.). Great exercise and fun! Coming Soon: Problem Solving for Seniors: Mark your calendar now for Mon. Feb. 13 at 1pm. Another great presentation by Peg Stella to help you with your day to day living. SPECIAL SERVICES Transportation Service: GEMS Doorto-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available Mon. thru Fri. 8:15am to 4pm. Annual registration fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class: are offered on 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727341-0130 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, 9amnoon. Deaf & Hearing Connection will be on hand to share info about their services. Free phone distribution for hearing impaired Floridians will be available at noon but not during the fair. (Also, no phone distribution on Jan. 17). Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MARIO DELEON'S BAND & DANCE Social & Ballroom Dancing Sun., Jan. 29, 6-10pm, $7 USA BALLROOM DANCE Mon., Jan. 30 7-10:15pm $5 Members, $7 Non-members 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.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.

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 35 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 GULFPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS Search for/request books and other items on our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.com 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. Presidential Preference Primary: Tuesday, January 31, Polls open at Library from 7:00 am 7:00 pm. Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library Annual Meeting: Thursday, February 9, 7:00 pm at Gulfport Senior Center. Featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Thomas French, who will discuss & sign copies of his books; and answer questions about Unanswered Cries; and his newly published, Zoo Story. Starting February 10: AARP Income Tax Assistance, Fridays & Mondays 10:00 am 2:00 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. TAXPAYERS MUST BRING SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS FOR ALL PERSONS LISTED ON THEIR TAX RETURNS, A PICTURE ID, AND ALL PERTINENT RECORDS SUCH AS W2'S, 1099'S, other income & credits, & a copy of last year's available at all sites. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, February 11, starting at 10:30 am, Dolphin Tale; and, Super 8; Enjoy with free popcorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 893-1074. Valentine Crafts Program: Saturday, February 11, 1:30 pm in Youth Services area. Enjoy making holiday creations with Pat. All ages welcome. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, February 16, 10:00 am. Discussion of American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up a discussion guide and a copy of the poem. Please call 893-1073 FMI. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 pm. First Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesday mtg., 5:45-6:45 pm. at Library is cancelled due to Library polling location that day for Presidential Preference Primary. FMI on rescheduling: Call 727-360-9069. 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. mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues., 6-9 p.m. and Mon.Fri. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res./$22 non-resident Open Gym/Game RoomMon.Fri., 10 a.m. p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. PROGRAMS 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM The School Year Child Care Program is for children entering Kindergarten thru age 14. It is also a quality program which provides a nurturing atmosphere where each child has the opportunity to experience many recreational, social, creative and enriching activities at a cost affordable to families. The program is licensed by the Pinellas County License Board. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for nonresidents. 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 guest speakers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. 2011-2012 TOT TIME & VPK PROGRAMS The Tot Time & VPK Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who have turned 4 years of age by September 1st. Both programs aim to make learning fun for children and help prepare them for Kindergarten. The Tot Time Program cost is a non-refundable annual registration fee of $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents with available. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The VPK Program is FREE but parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care to receive a 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 727-8931079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. Call Alison at 410-2227. Campoli at 813-855-3112. Call Laurie at 617-247-9278. Barbara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. 9-10 a.m. Call Jean at 631-226-7894. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. Call John at 893-1079 termediate Returns in Feb. Call Patsi at 501-3559. a.m. 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 nonresidents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a Gulfport Recreation Center 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.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 2012 Gulfport Historical Calendars are available at the Senior Center for $5. Senior Center Mardi Gras: Its Mardi Gras time! Dont miss out! The Senior Center will be hosting this exciting event on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2-4pm. Tickets: $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Enjoy an afternoon of fun, prizes and refreshments. Coupon Club: Come join our Coupon Club every Fri. at 11am. Bring unwanted coupons for an exchange and learn ways to save money at the grocery store. January: Pain Management Presentations: All are welcome to attend the free Pain Management presentations every Thurs. at 1pm at the Senior Center. Topics: Jan. 26: Adaptive Equipment/Energy Conservation and Joint Protection. Sponsored by Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Watch for more health presentations in February. Flea Market: Mark your calendar now for our next Flea Market on Tuesday, February 7, 9am to noon. Sudoku Class: Come and learn how to play Sudoku on Mondays at 1pm. Great facilitator Dan Ginsberg for suggesting this new activity. Honor Flight Presentation: Mark your calendar for Wed. Feb. 8 at 1pm to learn about the Honor Flight Program D.C. for qualifying veterans. Sign up for this very meaningful experience that includes seeing the Washington monuments. (Trips are prioritized). Senior Trips: Call Carolyn at 3470806 for info on upcoming day trips such as Hard Rock Casino, on Feb. 2, 12 or 20($20); Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria on Jan. 21 ($52); Valentines Day Matinee at Arabian Nights in Kissimee ($53), etc. Property Tax Exemption: Representatives from the Pinellas County Senior Center from 9am until noon on applications for the 2012 Property Tax Exemption. Senior Dance: Our next Senior Dance will be held on Tues. Jan. 31 at 2pm with live music by Chuck and Friends. Admission: $2.00. Line Dancing is offered every Thurs. at 9:30am at Scout Hall (5315 28th Ave. S.). Great exercise and fun! Coming Soon: Problem Solving for Seniors: Mark your calendar now for Mon. Feb. 13 at 1pm. Another great presentation by Peg Stella to help you with your day to day living. SPECIAL SERVICES Transportation Service: GEMS Doorto-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available Mon. thru Fri. 8:15am to 4pm. Annual registration fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class: are offered on 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727341-0130 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, 9amnoon. Deaf & Hearing Connection will be on hand to share info about their services. Free phone distribution for hearing impaired Floridians will be available at noon but not during the fair. (Also, no phone distribution on Jan. 17). Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MARIO DELEON'S BAND & DANCE Social & Ballroom Dancing Sun., Jan. 29, 6-10pm, $7 USA BALLROOM DANCE Mon., Jan. 30 7-10:15pm $5 Members, $7 Non-members 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. 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.

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36 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com It Aint Over Til Its OverA week from now the Florida Republican Presidential primary election will be over, or you may think it will be. As Steve Martin used to say Not! Or, lets intone Yogi Berras warning, it aint over til its over. That doesnt mean we have another election to go, but only that we have the Republican National Convention to go ( Tampa in August). Thats where the real action is. Florida, even though it is the host for the convention, may not get all its delegates seated because the state party violated rules by having a primary election January 31 well before the no-elections before March 6 party rule except for Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. The Florida party wanted the national attention since Florida is the fourth largest state. They felt the penalty was worth the publicity for state voters. Yet, ultimately, those delegates are more important than which candidate gets chosen by voters in elections or caucuses (like Iowa). If that sounds a little confusing, it is. All this publicity surrounding the candidates and who wins which primary means something, but not everything. The winner will be decided, as it is in the Democratic party, at the convention. The four guys left standing: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul have been running to get delegates to back them at the August convention. However, win or lose, delegates in some states arent obligated to nominate the winner of their state. Some are, but only for at least three ballots at the convention. several hours of reading can clear it up. Oh, by the way, some states elect their delegates and some are appointed by party powers and some states do both. Delegates can be at large or from congressional districts. However, by saying that the primary elections dont mean everything to the candidates, doesnt mean they dont mean something. Theres always weight in winning. There is weight in the publicity although some of that might be good or bad. On that subject, Ronald Reagan had a bit to say. In a letter to a friend he explained why he refused to take part in the 1980 Iowa debate. I feel so strongly that Republicans candidates should not campaign against each other, but against the opposition. We should let the members of our party decide which one should carry the banner, and, then, all of us should unite behind that one. He went on to note that debates stress the differences rather than those things in common. He might have been right, but he lost the Iowa caucuses because he didnt debate and had to relent and get into party debates in spite of the divisive nature of debates. Democrats havent been coy about divisiveness, either. Think Clinton (Hillary) and Obama, Kennedy-Johnson. Kiss and make up comes quickly after a convention unless someone forms a third party. Voters expect the cutting up and accept the kiss and makeup. However, I think voters get tired of the cutting up after awhile (maybe now?) It is good to know what someone stands for rather than just what they are against, or who they are against. So, with less than a week to go, here we are with four candidates (right now democrats dont have a say though in some states they do): Newt (motor mouth) Gingrich, Mitt (cool hand Luke) Romney, Rick (listen-up) Santorum, and Ron (wow) Paul. Newts a wicked debater no teleprompter needed and a walking encyclopedia of just about everything. Mitts not exactly thrilling, but a presidential-like smart executive. Santorums refreshingly candid, knowledgeable, with a focus on the family. Pauls an all-out isolationist libertarian with a following that attacks critics with the fervor that Newt attacks the media. Cutting through the chafe my personal choice is for Romneys steady, serious, focused executive experience, intellect and character although I suspect hes a bit less conservative than I. I do enjoy Gingrichs feisty rhetoric and Santorums in your face pugnaciousness, and Pauls sometimes confusing rants. However, we are talking about running the federal government and being a world leader. Pizazz isnt everything. Competence is. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 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 Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm Harry 7-10pm Legion Dinner 6-8pm Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am We invite Auxiliary members to attend our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. We welcome your ideas. Please plan to join us on Sundays starting at 1p.m. for Steak-Ums games. Have fun and win great food! Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC

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38 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 1/13 No Report Saturday 1/14 Assist Motorist58th St. & 25th Ave. S. Animal Call5200 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Assist Citizen2500 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Disorderly Conduct5400 Blk 27th Ave. S. Suspicious Vehicle6000 Blk 17th Ave. S. 911 Hang Up5900 Blk Pelican Bay Plz. Hit & RunYarmouth Ave. & 49th St. S. Vandalism5400 Blk Newton Ave. S. Robbery28th Ave. & 58th St. S. Reckless Driver58th St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft2200 Blk 54th St. S. Sunday 1/15 Burglary900 Blk 54th St. S. Reckless Driver58th St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Accident without InjuriesShore Blvd. & 56th St. S. Assist MotoristGulfport Blvd. & 58th St. S. Juvenile Trouble13th Ave. & 58th St. S. Animal Call28th Ave. & 54th St. S. Burglary900 Blk 54th St. S. Domestic4900 Blk 29th Ave. S. Disturbance5100 Blk 18th Ave. S. Noise5400 Blk 21st Ave. S. Domestic4900 Blk 29th Ave. S. Vandalism5200 Blk 15th Ave. S. 911 Hang Up5600 Blk 14th Ave. S. Domestic5300 Blk 16th Ave. S. Monday 1/16 Noise17th Ave. & 52nd St. S. Domestic2900 Blk 54th St. S. Theft6000 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Trespasser2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble5700 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Ordinance Violation5700 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Civil Matter5200 Blk 9th Ave. S. Assist Motorist5800 Blk 17th Ave. S. DUI20th Ave. & 58th St. S. Prowler6200 Blk 12th Ave. S. Tuesday 1/17 Trafc Control2000 Blk 49th St. S. Suspicious Person11th Ave. & 61st St. S. 911 Hang Up2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Lost/Stolen Tag5900 Blk 17th Ave. S. Assist Motorist49th St. & 27th Ave. S. Disturbance5400 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Wednesday 1/18 Noise5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Suspicious Vehicle55th St. & 19th Ave. S. Disturbance2900 Blk 57th St. S. Ordinance Violation1800 Blk 49th St. S. Trafc Control1900 Blk 49th St. S. Suspicious Person5400 Blk 11th Ave. S. Animal Call30th Ave. & Beach Blvd. S. 911 Hang Up5500 Blk 28th Ave. S. Civil Matter5300 Blk 8th Ave. S. Noise5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. Assist Citizen51st St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Thursday 1/19 Suspicious Vehicle5300 Blk 31st Ave. S. Juvenile Contacts1800 Blk 52nd St. S. 911 Hang Up1400 Blk 59th St. S. Animal Call600 Blk 58th St. S. Suspicious Person2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Animal Call5200 Blk 8th Ave. S. Lost/Stolen Tag5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Domestic5300 Blk 21st Ave. S. Animal Call2600 Blk 49th St. S. DomesticGulfport Blvd. & 49th St. S. Suspicious Person5400 Blk 11th Ave. S. Trespasser5200 Blk 17th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5300 Blk 8th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence1900 Blk 53rd St. S. Crime Awareness Meeting The next City Wide Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention Meeting will be held on Monday, February 13th at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center located at 1617 49 Street S. All residents are welcome to attend. Topic will be current criminal activity and crime stats from December and January. Please remember to use 911 for all emergencies and the 893-1030 for non-emergencies and report all suspicious activity to police.

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 39 Try your hand at Sudoku Chamber to host Pam Iorio The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio, and her book, Straight Talk. Mayor Iorio offers her many talents helping organizations build strong and effective leaders. Iorios fresh, straight forward approach to leadership not only inspires and motivates, but provides immediate actionable methods and ideas that will help professionals at all levels lead with integrity and achieve optimal results. Meeting takes place on Thursday, February 16th at the Tradewinds Sandpiper Resort, 6000 Gulf Boulevard in St. Pete Beach. Check in is at 11:30 a.m. and the Progam begins at 12 p.m. Cost is $30 for members and $35 non-members. a complimentary book. Parking will be complimentary. Community Wellness ExpoST. PETERSBURGMake a day St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Community Wellness Expo on Saturday, February 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Willis S. John Recreation Center located at 6635 M.L. King Jr. Street N. Event features educational wellness presentations with live Vendors focus on health and wellness with valuable health information and free vision and blood pressure screening. Enjoy a family fun area welcome. Call 727-892-5994. Gulfports Property Auction to go Online Property Room, the police auction site known for making police auctions available to a nationwide audience in a trusted, fun online environment, announced an agreement with the City of Gulfport to conduct online auctions of the municipalitys forfeited, seized, found and surplus property. The City of Gulfport joins over 162 other local Florida police departments such as the St. Petersburg Police Department and Pinellas County in adopting the services of PropertyRoom.com Property Room provides an auction platform for products from over 2,600 police departments and municipalities nationwide. Property Room auctions cover practically every category of consumer goods, from bikes, rugs, watches, laptops and power tools to jewelry, coins and cars. Unique and offbeat items on the website have included eightwhite shark. Property Room looks forward to working with the City of Gulfport to auction off their surplus and seized items, and to make the auctions more easily available online to the Gulfport residents. said PJ Bellomo, CEO for Property Room. We expect that our customer base and online for Gulfport. Book Donations Needed Donations of books are needed by the Bookstore of The Friends of the West St. Petersburg Community Library located on the St. Petersburg College Gibbs Campus, corner of 8th Ave North and 67th Street North. The proceeds from the sale of these items are used to fund special childrens and adult programs to and can provide a receipt to you for your possible tax deduction. Please call Elaine Wenstrom at 253-6904.

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40 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 Local ObituariesCOLUCCI, LOUIS, 97, South Pasadena, passed away Jan. 22, 2012. Survived by a loving family. For complete ceremony information, visit www.AndersonMcQueen.com. CUNNINGHAM, THOMAS JOSEPH, 74, of St. Pete Beach, passed away on Jan. 20, 2012. Tom was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, IA. He moved to Liberal, KS where he and Dianne lived and raised their family for thirty years. He moved to St. Pete Beach in 1985. Tom enjoyed all sports and was an avid Tampa Bay Rays fan. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Dianne. Tom passed away peacefully surrounded by his four children. He is survived by sons, Brian Cunningham, Seminole, Chris Cunningham, Spring Hill; daughters, Laura Fischer, Keller TX and Lisa Nash, Chandler, AZ; along with several grandchildren. Services will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Florida Suncoast Hospice. Online tribute available at beachmemorial.com. Beach Memorial Chapel, 727-360-5577. DIRGINCIUS, JUSTINAS, 103, of St. Pete Beach, passed away Jan. 16, 2012. He was born in Lithuania. Survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Elena and family. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach. DONATELLI, SONDRA, of St. Petersburg passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at home. Mrs. Donatelli is survived by her loving daughters: Dorothy Ann Cook and April Lynn Neumann; grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home, St. Petersburg. FALKINGHAM, DONALD H., 93, of South Pasadena, died Jan. 17, and is survived by his loving family. Services scheduled in Oklahoma Jan. 25. Details at veteransfuneralcare. com, Veterans Funeral Care 524-9202. RAIA, BETTIE TWITMIRE, age 94, passed on 1/18/2012. Bettie is survived by many friends. Bettie retired from the City of Gulfport after some years as the city Financial Director. She was a graduate of Catawba College, enjoyed Pinellas County Extension, and was Past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star. SCHWARZ, HERBERT, 92, of South Pasadena, died Sunday evening Jan. 15 at Bayfront Medical Center. A native of Vienna, Austria, he was partner president of Probst & Cia in Medellin, Colombia and in Mexico City, Mexico joined FMC Corp as manager and Quimica Niagara Electro on the board of directors. After arriving in St. Petersburg in 1964, he become President and partner of Foremost Chemicals and later Adeco Labs until his retirement in 1990. He was a lifetime member of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, member of the Midtown Kiwanis club and Kiwanian of the Year 1970-1971 and Club. Mr. Schwarz was married to the late Wilda Schwarz with whom he had two children and after their divorce spent the next 30 years with his companion Juanita Woodruff. He was an avid equestrian winning 2nd place in the National Dressage Championship in Colombia and an avid snow skier up until the age of 84. Mr. Schwarz is survived by his daughter, Diana Schwarz; his son, William Schwarz and wife, Janet; his niece, Susan Miller and husband Carl; nephew, George Buchler and wife, Flora; and grandnephew, William Buchler. STACKS, ANGELA 83, of Gulfport, FL passed away at Bayfront Medical Center on January 11, 2012. Angela is survived by her family and many friends and her constant companion, Merokw. Angela has done many things in her wonderful life to help many people and of course animals of all kinds. She had a shop for many years on Beach Blvd. in Gulfport. Angela was a very interesting and knowledgeable lady and loved by many. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She is now at peace. We love you, Angela. WARD, JOAN APPLEBY 80, of St. Pete Beach, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at Westminster Suncoast. She is survived by a loving family. For complete obit and ceremony info www.andersonmcqueen.com. WEEKS, JIMMY C., 66, of Gulfport, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at Bayfront Medical Center. He is survived by a loving family. ALife Tribute-Gulfport.

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 41 Hula Clocks, Pineapple Pitchers and More Karen Peterson peddles a small portion of her Tiki collection at the citys annual garage sale. Anyone could pay a small fee to rent a table at the St. Pete Beach Community Center. Items for sale ranged from power tools to Guayabera shirts. 5th Annual Hog Heaven Barbecue Be sure to get your tickets for the Hog Heaven Barbecue dinner. Joining in the churchs centennial celebration, John Verville, the Ribdog and Master Kansas City Barbecue Society judge, will be back at First United Methodist Church, Gulfport, on Saturday, February 18th cooking some old time championship pork for you. In addition to generous portions of competition quality hickory-smoked pulled pork, dinners will include hickory smoked baked bean, cole slaw, bread and dessert. Tickets are $8 per person in advance, $9 at the door. Hot dog dinners for children under 12 are also available for $3. Dinners will be served from 5-7:30 p.m. and takeouts are available. Buy your tickets at the church, 2728 53rd Street S. in Gulfport or call 727321-3620 or 727-488-9031.

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42 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Olive Garden in Pinellas Park on Saturday, January 21. Donna Smith and Miriam Garcia hosted the social for this month. After lunch several of the members went to see a movie at the theaters at the Shops of Pinellas Park. Barbara Bofferding received her Ritual of Jewels Ritual at the meeting on Wednesday, January 25 at the home of Janet Taylor. Barbara has worked hard to learn about Beta Sigma Phi. They welcome her as a Ritual of Jewels member to Laureate Epsilon Theta. Congratulations Barbara. On Saturday, January 28, members and guests will attend the Sunshine City Council Annual Ways and Means Spaghetti Dinner and Dessert Auction at the Magnolia Club House Five Towns. There will be a spaghetti sauce competition with the winner receiving the Golden Spoon and Beta Sigma Phi Apron. There will be a dessert auction as well as a silent auction with many lovely things. Call Sharon Ingram at 321-2849. Flea Market Vendors Wanted market at King of Peace MCC, 3150 Fifth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg on Saturday, March 3 from 8:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. Space rental is $20; tables are $5. Please call Jeannie at 727735-7094 or Peggy at 727-323-5857 for information and registration form. Elections Association Offers Scholarship If you are a college junior or senior majoring in political science, public administration or business administration, journalism or mass communications at an accredited Florida college, you may be eligible for a scholarship! The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections, comprised of the 67 county supervisors, will award a $1,200 scholarship this year to an eligible student. Applicants must be registered voters who have lived in Florida at least two years and must have maintained a C average or above during the past year. Other requirements are listed on the scholarship application and in the scholarship guidelines, which are available for download at www. votepinellas.com. Applications should be submitted in the county in which the student is registered to vote. Scholarship applications must be received by 5 p.m. March 19 in any Pinellas County Supervisor of 117, Clearwater; 13001 Starkey Rd., Largo; or 501 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. For a mailed application or additional information, please call the Pinellas at 727-464-6108.

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 43 Chowdah Challenge Postponed The Industrial Arts Centers postponed until a later date. Watch your email, Facebook or the Gabber for the new date and for other IAC events. Visit the IAC online at www. industrialartscenter.org or call 727289-9365. Card Party for Charity On March 14, the Womens Chamber of Commerce of the Greater Gulf since 1936, will hold their annual Card Party and luncheon at the Wine Cellar located at 17307 Gulf Blvd., No. Redington Beach. They will play cards from 10:30 till 3 with lunch at noon. Cost is $20 payable at the door with a reservation. This please call Mary Alice at 866-2688. All money collected will go to their charity, Angels Against Abuse. Celebrity Pro-Am Golf to Benet PARC USF Head Football Coach Skip Holtz is the Featured Celebrity Host for the inaugural PARC Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament to be held February 12 and 13 at the prestigious Avila Golf & Country Club in Tampa, one of the most exclusive Clubs in the area. The premiere sponsorship packages offered to the public include many play incomparable champion golf and a chance to have a celebrity golfer All proceeds from the tournament supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1953. The PARC Celebrity Pro-Am begins with an evening Pairing Party for sponsors and additional guests at Avilas enchanting mansion-style Clubhouse on February 12. At the Pro-Am Tournament on February 13, golfers will have a chance to play on the world class Bob Sierra & Jack Nicklaus designed Avila course a golfers dream. Tournament Celebrity golfers currently scheduled to appear along with Coach Holtz: Dick Crippen, David Greenwood, Jon Gruden, Joe Magrane, Tino Martinez, Anthony McFarland, Fred McGriff, Ryan Nece, Lou Piniella, Shelton Quarles, Reginald Roundtree and Vinny Testaverde. Started in 1953, PARC supports over 700 adults and children with developmental disabilities in a variety of programs. Recent funding cuts have impacted the amount of services offered to an individual with disabilities and all proceeds from this tournament will allow PARC to continue to help all ages reach their greatest potential and live a quality of life deserved by all. For more information on how you can support the PARC Celebrity ProAm Golf Tournament Featuring Skip Holtz, contact Kim Waag at 727more information on PARC, visit

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44 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 WHAT: Much has changed on Anna Maria Island since 1937. The palm savannas surrendered to beach cottages, and while the island herself rises but a few feet above the warm, turquoise Gulf, bungalows at Anna Marias edge prop themselves like mangroves, resting just out of reach of salt and waves. The spirit of the island remains untouched. Sand and shells abound, and the entire low-lying tropical jungle has bursts of blazing pink bouganvillea cascading over fences and dazzling orange birds of paradise standing guard along walkways. While the other side of Tampa Bay boasts the most densely populated county in the state, the pink Don CeSar in the distance fades against the tropical land scape of colors and the ever-permeating salt air. WHY: You can draw the sihouette of much of Floridas coast with condominium-and hotel-colored crayons. Not so here; everything on this seven-mile strip of paradise even her stilt homes is short. The island draws tourists without needing tall hotels and convention centers; visitors can make their way around the islands shell-lined streets and paths using foot or pedal power. The island has no chain restuarants, and while you can get milk at a local market, youll need to head to the next town over for a supermarket. WHO: men and sunbathers. Anna Maria is one of six incorporated cities in Manatee county, a county with 1/3 the people of its neighbor to the north, Pinellas.WHERE: If you look across Tampa Bay from Pass-a-Grille or Fort DeSoto, you can see Anna Maria in the distance. By boat its a short hop around Egmont to Anna Maria; by car, its just under an hour to cover the same distance. Anna Maria is at the northernmost tip of Manatees nothernmost barrier island.BEST part: Anna Maria Island evokes memories of the Florida in your heart, the sandy paradise that draws people here year after year. Its old Florida with air condi tioning, bleached shell paths that crunch under your feet, and coral best part.WORST part: With beaches everywhere, its a shame the city doesnt allow dogs on at least one of them. There are a few places along the bay where you can get away with letting your pooch run off leash, but theyre not desingated as dog beaches and you run the risk of being told to take your furry friend off the sand. Locals say theres talk of a dog beach.MAGIC Question: Free. Lodging and food run the gamut. Expect to pay a premium for water side accomodations, although you can get a room for under $100 a night. Weekly stays cost less per night. The Other Side of Tampa Bay: Paradise on the SandBy Cathy Salustri Anna Maria Key, lying to the south of Tampa Bay and separated from the mainland by Sarasota Pass, one of the many sand and shell islands buttonwood trees. Anna Maria, a resort at the northern extremity of Anna Maria Key, consists of many cottages in a jungle setting. The Guide to the Southernmost State, 1937 Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@TheGabber.com.

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 45 eality The Tax ManAs you read this, 45% of Americans are bugging their employers to issue them their W-2s, 54% of Americans won't even begin to think about taxes until midApril, and the other 1% pay other people to think about their taxes for state of limbo. I do not want to be here. Without elaboration, the IRS suddenly thinks I owe them a lot of money and I, of course, disagree. Wholeheartedly. I learned of this dilemma by way of a very thick brown envelope from the IRS appearing in my mailbox on a Friday afternoon. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was trouble. I think it was the thickness that tipped me off. Before direct deposit, good things from the IRS came in very thin brown envelopes. I cried off and on that whole weekend coz you can't do anything to even begin to deal with such news until Monday. It's OK. I'm relatively sure I can prove my case successfully, but do not look forward to the whole backand-forth, for weeks-and-months or maybe even years that such a task time in my drill, baby, drill, non-tree hugging life, I'm actually grieving for all the trees who will die while we sort this all out. You see, I've been dealing with Social Security and Medicare on my husband's behalf for some time now, and I simply can't deny the irony of the 3-page (albeit double-sided) Paperwork Reduction Act notice that comes with every piece of mail I get for him. Truth be known, I really am a bit after all! The IRS! I called my dad and was screaming that I'm in trouble with someone who's scarier than the fashion he said "Oh, honey, they're way worse than that!". Who'd've thunk that I, me, (me!) would ever in a million tax seasons be in trouble with the IRS? Look, I'm no saint, but I can honestly say that nowadays I can't really peg myself for any particular crime. Possession of a doobie? Not for decades! DUI? No! the best driver on the road (except for you, of course). So tax evasion is a real stretch for me. You have to BE somebody to be accused of that, don't ya?! And then once I got over the initial shock, I started thinking. I didn't need my own W-2 so fast because my 45% refund wasn't coming anytime soon. After all, they're not likely to issue me a check if they think I owe them tons of money. My next thought was that I should sue the IRS for mental anguish over this whole ordeal, particularly after I win. But then I thought if I did that, they'd only tax the hell out of the award and so it would turn out to be like me giving them a check and I damn sure don't want to do that! And then I began to wonder that if there are earmarks in the federal budget, can I earmark my tax dollars to go to a certain line item? Say, I want so much to go to research of prawns on treadmills and so much to go to a bridge to nowhere because when you think about it, if you build the bridge, then nowhere becomes somewhere and maybe they will come. Monday were very sympathetic to my plight and I found them to be very supportive. They told me that when I go to jail, it wouldn't be like the skanky ones, it would be a federal country club prison, that I would rub elbows (and hopefully nothing else) with real celebrities! I could learn how to decorate a cake just so. That I could get that eyelid lift and dental work I've been needing. And that maybe with the connections (er, networking) I made in there, we could all brainstorm for a joint venture adventure of some sort after we all got out. this isn't such a bad thing after all!

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46 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. Common Misconceptions about Wills and Trusts The following are a few common misconceptions that the lawyers at 1. Does a valid last will and testament avoid probate? No, a will does not help you avoid probate. In fact, the last will and testament is the primary tool of the probate system. A will serves as the instructions from you to the Probate Court as to how you want your property distributed. The Probate Court then ensures that all probatable assets are collected and valued. Then, after all bills and taxes are paid, the property can be distributed to your heirs in accordance with your wishes. 2. If I have a will, can my property be distributed to my heirs in a few weeks? Unfortunately, this does not happen in the vast majority of probate proceedings. Occasionally, family administration or summary administration procedures may be reduce the time period for a probate proceeding which requires formal administration. A typical formal probate administration in the State of Florida will take six (6) months to one (1) year to properly close the estate. 3. If I have a last will and testament, will my will prevent a quarrel over my a properly drafted and authenticated will does not prevent any interested party from contesting a probate matter (including the amount of 4. Can my living trust be changed? Yes, a living trust may be changed or even eliminated so long as the trust is declared to be revocable. Some trusts are declared to be irrevocable and accordingly cannot be changed. people with large estates? No, living who desire to avoid the probate process which currently can be more time-consuming and costly than the administration of a living trust when someone passes on. Of course, those people with larger estates will greater estate tax savings. 6. If I have a living trust, do I need Internal Revenue Service? Generally, the grantor and the trustee of a revocable living trust will not need to the trust. Generally, a personal 1040 Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson St. Petersburg, Florida. The teleMyers welcomes calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give you legal advice. If you have a speconsult an attorney.

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48 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 Appliance Repair APPLIANCE REPAIR SERVICERefrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher Repairs. In Home Diagnostic Only $19.95. Call 727-347-1555. Mention Gabber Ad for 20% Off Repair. Caregivers LOVE TO COOKCan Run Errands, Take care of young/old, Secretarial work. Let me know what you need! Flexible. 727-418-5295. EXPERIENCED, CARING CNA-Available for Meals, Personal Care, Drs./Errands Etc. Available All Shifts. Excellent References. Call Donna 727-954-7316. 21yr. Gulfport Resident. COMPASSIONATE HOME HEALTH-Aide. Will Assist you with Total Care, Housekeeping, Errands, Etc. With Over 20yrs. of Caring for Others. Please Call Betty 727-488-4586, Shri 727-612-8582. STAY OUT OF A NURSING HOMEBay Area Care Offers Live-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Lic. 5969. Call 727-424-1979. Classes/Tutoring GUITAR LESSONSPersonal Lessons w/Experienced Guitarist. All ages/levels. Rock, Blues, Country, Slide n more. (Gigs too). Affordable. Chris, 727-5658717.PIANO/VOICE LESSONSSt. Petersburg Area. My Studio or Your Home. I was a Professional Pianist in NYC. Adults or Children. Coaching for Singers Too. 727-498-7211. HEIDIS DETAILED CLEANING-Quality Work Every Time, Guaranteed! 10% Off 1st time Customers. Excellent References. Residential & Commercial. 10yrs. exp. Licensed, Insured, Bonded. 727-254-1950 www.stpetersburgcleaningcom pany.comNATURALLY 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. CARPET CLEANINGRepairs, ReStretching, Sales & Service. Carl 727-460-7153. PIRATES POWER WASHInsured & Experienced. Decks, Pools, Homes, Storefronts, Concrete, and More. Residenti, Commercial. Justin 727-644-3102. Family Owned and Operated.We Dont Cut Corners... We Clean Them!Lisas Services: Condos, Homes & Commerical. License #2557. References.. 727-8982474. Leave Message. WINDOW CLEANING-and pressure washing. J.D. Taylor, Inc. Commercial, residential. Mention this ad for 25% off. 727-455-1519. PRESSURE WASHER SALES & REPAIRSFree Pick-up. We Repair All Brands. New/ Used Equipment, Parts/Accessories too. St Pete PSI. Call 727-278-9579.BLONDIES CLEANING 727-320-6114All I Leave Behind is Shine! Guaranteeded Licensed & Insured, References Since 1978. ACTION POWER WASH 1-800-940-3325Houses, Decks, Drives, Tile Floors, Pools, Mobile Homes. 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. Accounting Cleaning/Housekeeping Cleaning/Housekeeping

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 49 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. BULLOCK ELECTRIC, INC.-All Your Electrical Needs. 34 Years Experience. Service Upgrades And Remodels. Residential & Commercial. EC0002886. 727-243-7770 Handy Person 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. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392. Home Improvement GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. 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. Electrical Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.

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50 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357. DAVID BUIDENS DRAFTING-Custom homes. New Construction, retail, additions & code compliance drawings. Zoning changes, remodel, red tag. Call 727-269-1677. dbuidens2@ hotmail.com 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.WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Painting. Pool Deck Repairs, Insured, #C4672 15% Off. 727-458-4209. Insurance INSURANCE BEST RATESOver 30 years experience, Auto, Home, Life & Medicare Advantage. Call Bennie Brinson 727-328-9878 EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Lawn/Landscape LAWN & HAULAffordable Prices. Roof Clean ing, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229. Lawn/Landscape Home Improvement Home Improvement

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 51 BOYD FARMER PAINTING Family business. 30+ years, Residential, Commercial. No job to small. 2 coats paint. Quality guaranteed. Senior discount. C8626. 727-458-3650 PAINTING, PAINTING, PAINTING Interior, Exterior. Certied Building Contractor. Lic/insured. CBC1257702. Always Free Estimates, Premium Construction & Painting, Inc. 727525-9304. PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. Plumbing BEACH CONST & PLUMBING SERVICESInc. #C7128. Senior Discounts, All Your Plumbing Needs. No Overtime Charges. Over 40yrs. Experience. 727-421-4903. Bill Strickland. SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS In Your Home. Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632. 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. Help Wanted CLEANING PEOPLE-Needed for HouseCleaning Company, P/T Days. Must have 1yr.+ Experience, Good Pay. Must have Transportation. Call 727-743-0701. VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. P/T LIBRARY PAGE-City of Gulfport. Must be available to work days, evenings and weekends. Strong Customer service skills required and library experience preferred. entry level position $9.12/hr. Backgrounds, drug screenings and physicals will be conducted. Positions will remain open until lled. Applications accepted at City Hall, 2401 53rd St. So. or via fax at 727-893 1005 E.O.E. NOW HIRING HOUSEKEEPERS-Apply at Howard Johnsons 6100 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Bch. 727-360-7041. 10:00am-2:00pm Daily. PT 440 OR 220 STATE FARM-Experience. CSR, Experienced with Flood and Citizens. Personable. M-F 9am.-1pm. email or fax resume to compumon8@yahoo.com 727-5854915. P/T SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD-City of Gulfport. Responsible for regulating vehicular trafc at designed crossings, assisting children in crossing the street, making sure that pedestrians (especially children) obey trafc and safety regulations, and reporting trafc hazards to police ofcers. $9.58 P/H, Backgrounds, drug screenings and physicals will be conducted. Applications accepted until close of business day on Monday, February 6, 2012 at City Hall, 2401 53rd St. So. or via fax 727-893-1005. E.O.E. 1993 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS-39,428 miles. $3500. Great Shape, New Tires/Battery. 727-289-6530 Town Shores. 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.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. Cycles/Scooters 2002 HONDA SHADOW ACEExcellent Condition, Lots of Chrome. $3500 o.b.o. 727-9160916. Furniture/Appliances SERTA AMBIANCE PLUSH MATTRESSKingsize. Low Prole Foundations, Perfectly Clean, No Stains, Rips, Odors. Alway covered with mattress pad. Set is in like-new condition. Have paperwork over $1000. $375. 727-2896204. MOVING SALE GULFPORTTwin Bedroom Set, Dining Table/Hutch, Vintage Wash Basin Chest, Collection of new Vintage Indoor Games, all Wood. Pro Bocci Set. 631-6262110. INDOOR/OUTDOOR WICKER-Loveseat, 2 chairs w/cushions/pillows. $50.00 727-3675858. Unused. 78 SOFA, TABLES, TVSVHS Recorders, Stereo Reciever & More. Call Angela, 727867-6248. General TWO 15 DRIVE SERIES-Crunch Subwoofers. Asking $150. 727-709-2774. 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. KYMCO MOPED/SCOOTER-2007. New Condition, Hardly Ridden. $1150. obo 734-5587430. Painting Miscellaneous Service PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Automotive

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52 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297. Marine 91 COBIA-Center Console, 91 Yamaha, 70 hp, Bimini, Aluminum Trailer. Mechanic Owned, Ready for Water! $4,000 o.b.o. 954-7316. 1989 GRADY WHITE 192-w/Yamaha 150, VHF, Swim Platform, Live Well, Cover, Bimini. Engine Runs Great. $6500. obo 727-7430024. Musical Instruments UPRIGHT PIANOGood Condition. Moving Must Sell! 384-2043 or 424-4695. PIANO BALDWIN ACROSONIC-Spinet, w/ Bench and Dehumidier. $400. 727-367-5858. Tuned. Wanted OLD AUDIO-Tube Ampliers, Old Speakers, Old Guitars, etc. Denny, 727-421-4019. TYPEWRITER/VCR-Must be in good working condition. 727-321-5305. SUNDAY ONLY 8AM-Jewelry, Tools, Sports, Action, Cards. Many Kinds of Collectibles plus Huge 3 for $1.00 tables. 909 64th St. S. 33707 SATURDAY 8AM-2PM-5230 1st Ave N. Old Jewelry, Plants, Garden Items, Art, Mannequins. 20yrs. of Yard Sale Finds and Everything Else too! A Fun Sale come on (Buy). Great Prices! 727-323-2385. General POWERFUL PRAYER TO HOLY SPIRIT Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who give me the divine gifts to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me, I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things and conrm once again that I never want to be separated from you, even in spite of all mate rial illusions. I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine. J.M. Yard/Garage Sale Yard/Garage Sale Card of Thanks Yard/Garage Sale 6242 40TH AVE. N.Fri. & Sat. 9am.-4pm. Valentine Decorations, Misc.YEI FLEA MARKET50% Off this Weekend! A Support System for Youth & Young Adults. Saturdays 8a.m.-2p.m. 4929 9th Ave. S., Gulfport. City of Gulfport Public Notices

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Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 53 ST PETE 2BR HOUSE-Near Everything. 3342 Carlisle Ave. S. Shed with Washer/Dryer. City Gas, Hud Approved. $650/Mo. $650/Security. 727-502-7530 or 727-321-1793. TREASURE ISLAND2BR, Water View All Directions, Utilities included, Annual. $1200/mo. 727-360-3021 LARGE 1BR W/BATH-Furnished, quiet condo, kitchen, washer/dryer privileges. Non S/D, Good parking. security check, $125/wk. $100 security deposit. 546-1267. After 4pm. ST. PETE CONDO-55+, Newly Renovated 1BR/1BA with Large Walk-in Closet. End Unit, 1st oor, Parking. $596/Mo. +$500/Security. No Pets. Available Now. 727-686-1964. 2BR/2BA COTTAGE-1CG, St. Pete Beach. Off Corey Ave. Complete Remodel, Water included, $975/mo. No Dogs! SBP Efciency $585/Mo. Water Included. 727-804-5694, 727345-7036. ST. PETE BEACH-Gorgeous Studio Apt. with Bay View. $625/Mo. Annual. Deposit $425. Includes WSG, Basic Cable. Nice Pool Area. 10min. walk to Beach and Corey Ave. Available Furnished. Laundry on Premise. Call 813340-9816. ST. PETERSBURG-Westwood Villages. 2BR/2BA, Central Air, Pool, Parking, Water, Sewer Included. Excellent condition, Screened Lanai. $795/Mo. +Security. 727-417-1462. GULFPORT, 5140 24TH AVE. S. Bottom Duplex, 2/1, C/H/A, Tile Floors, W/D Hook-up, Fenced Backyard. $895/Mo. & $450 Sec. 727742-5140. 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. 727614-2880.1BR/1BA CONDO IN FIVE TOWNS 55+Includes Cooking Gas/Heat, Cable. Swimming Pool, Carport, Fitness Center. $625/Mo. +Sec. Furniture Optional. Section 8 and Small Pet Ok. 727-343-7343. 727-455-8998. TOWN SHORESEmbassy, 2BR/2BA, Completely Updated & Beautifully Furnished. Gorgeous Waterview. $1250/Mo. Available 2012/13 season. No Smoking/Pets. 860-9950330. 1BR GARAGE APT.-Old SE. 2 Blocks from Tampa Bay. Private, Wood Floors, Lots of Light. Good Closet Space, Enclosed Porch, Laundry on Premises. Well-Maintained. $700/ Mo. + Security/Utilities. 727-822-8825. GULFPORT NEAR BEACH-1.5 miles to Stetson. 1BR Apt. W/D, Tile, Newly Remodeled. $550/Mo. No Pets, No Application Fee. 4926 29th Ave. S. 727-729-0385 or 727-5431789. VERY SPACIOUS-1BR/1BA Apt. $575/Mo. C/H/A, W/S/G, Laundry. Seniors Welcome. Small Quiet Complex Centrally Located. Non Smoking. Private Parking 727-360-4054. PELICAN CREEK TOWN HOUSE-2BR/2BA plus Ofce. CHA, Washer/Dryer, Patio, Pool. Convenient to Stetson. $1000/Mo. +$1000/ Security. Accommodates 3 people. 727-3459620. APARTMENTS FOR RENT-Studio Apts. from $425/Mo., 1BRs from $525/Mo., 2BRs from $625/Mo. 727-804-5596. 7401 5TH AVE. N.-1BR/1BA $550/Mo. Ground Floor, Small complex. Storage and Covered Parking Available. Onsite Laundry. Pets negotiable. 727-251-5546. 1019 58TH ST. S. GULFPORT-3BR2BA, 1145Sqft. Washer/Dryer Hook-up, Large Backyard. $850/Mo. plus $850/Sec. 902-4076. 1843 52ND ST. S.-Unfurnished House in Gulfport. Charming 2BR/1BA. Freshly Painted, Washer/Dryer. Enclosed Courtyard. Off St.. Parking. Small Pet Ok. No Section 8. No Smoking. $695/Mo. 727-418-2242. BEAUTIFUL GULFPORT BUNGALOW-2/1 with Ofce Area. CH/A, W/D, Clean, Large Open Air Porch. 5708 23rd Ave. S. 727-4187272. Annual Lease. View @ www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com. PINELLAS PARK 1BR/1.5BA-55+ Single Story Condo. Clubhouse, Pool, Garage, W/D hookup, Large Rooms, Extra Room off Kitchen, No Pets, $700/Mo. 727-871-9952 or 727856-5847. 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. 1BR SO. PASADENAWater & Maintenance Included. No dogs! Across from Publix. $600/ Mo. 727-804-5694. GORGEOUS EXCEXUTIVE-Town House. 3BR/2BA/2CG on Pasadena Golf Course. Cathedral Ceilings, Million Dollar Views. Must See! $1600/Mo. 1st/last/Deposit. Call 727688-7337. WEST ST. PETE/PASADENACondo. Updated Spacious 1BR, Pool, BBQ+ Laundry Onsite. Convenient Location, 63rd St. & 1st Ave. S. $550/Mo. 727-458-7828. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. Furnished Rentals GULFPORT, CLEAN AND-Comfortably Furnished & Fully Equipped, Just bring a Suitcase. Walk to Restaurants & Beach. CH/A, W/D. (5039 29th Ave. S. Apt. B). Includes all Utilities & Cable. Bus & Trolley Service. Available 2/1/12, 727-418-7272. www.gulfport-orida-rentals.com Accommodations to Share HOME TO SHARE-Furnished, Cable, Concrete Parking, Washer/Dryer, Fenced Property, Utilities Included. No Smoking, Security Deposit, $100/Wk. Neat & Clean. 727-323-1039. Commercial Properties Rent OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENAAt Executive Bldg. 727-209-0606 or 727-688-1927.SUNDAY 12:00-3PMDiplomat #810 Interior 2BR/2BA w/Master on the Open Water. Carport, Shutters & More $149,900. Diplomat #812 Corner, Motivated Seller! Renovated & Attention to Detail. 3BR/2.5BA Open Water.$249,900. Joanne Newberg COLDWELL BANKER 727-4553404.SUNDAY 1-4PM.1898 Shore Dr. S. #316 South Pasadena. Completely Updated 1BR/1BA Condo. Granite Countertops, New Appliances, Brazilian Cherry oors, Crown Molding and Recessed Lighting. Views of Boca Ciega Bay. Active 55+community. Price Includes Furniture. $110,000. 727-417-0501. OPEN SUNDAY 1-4-#115 Chatham, Town Shores. 2/2 Deluxe, Corner unit. Marinaview. Pets Ok. $129,000. Cheryl Castellucio, Beach & Luxury Realty. 727-420-7877. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Furnished Rentals Open House VERY NICE FURNISHED 1BRMobile Home. $550/Mo. with $250/Dep. Nice Neighborhood. Looking for Good Tenants. 727-410-6599.

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54 Gabber January 26 February 1, 2012 TOWN SHORES-Waterfront condo. 55+ community. Remodeled 2BR/2BA beauty with a killer water view and delicious gourmet kitchen. $154,900. Lubin Team, Re/Max Preferred. 727-410-5707. AUTO REPAIR/WAREHSE-Gulfport. Bldg. 2880sqft plus vacant lot. Equip negotiable. Operate your own business. Owner retiring. Make offer. Tom 727-644-3246 TOWN SHORES ETON-55+, 1BR/1BA Standard. 2nd Marina View. Furnished, 2 Sofa Beds, Kitchen, Linens, Organ, 42 at Screen, Ceiling Fans. Newer AC/Heat. Carport, Close to Clubhouse, Bus, Beach. Cable/Gas Included. 4 heated Pools. $62,000. 727-254-7387. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale FIVE TOWNS 55+Ground r. 1/1, Open oor plan. W/D, DW, All Appliances Under Main tenance Contract. Assigned Parking. Move-in Ready. Owner Finance Possible. Call to See. No Brokers. Morris Berch, 727-560-1960. BUCKINGHAM 805-Town Shores of Gulfport. Large Balcony with Spectacular Waterview! Beautifully Remodeled, Granite, Tile oors, New Custom Cabinets and Much More! W/D in unit. 2/2 $254,900. 727-453-2206 or 239248-0696 for Appt. PELICAN CREEK VILLAGE-Condo for $159,900. A lovely 2BR/2BA with golf course and pond view. Remodeled kitchen, and freshly painted throughout. Very nice. Gulfport area. Lubin Team, Re/Max Preferred. 727410-5707. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.

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