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Title: Gabber
Portion of title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: 01-03-2013
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
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No. 2291 January 3 January 9, 2013 727-517-9546academy ofanimalarts.com Academy of Animal Arts, I nc. Academy of Animal Arts, I nc.GO TO WORK AND GET A KISS!Registered Ve ndor f or V ocational Rehabilitationlic. 2118Lar go Dog Gr ooming School Renaissance Man Turns 100By Cathy Salustri This is a once in a lifetime, Carol Ehrenkranz, the Senior Chat Room host, said of Arda Unjian as the group prepared to celebrate his 100th birthday. As Ms. Ehrenkranz continued to speak about Mr. Unjian, calling him a Renaissance Man, the door opened and in walked his family all the way from Texas. They came to the Senior Chat Room celebration as a surprise for Mr. Unjian. Although Mr. Unjian turned 100 on December 20, the chat room group celebrated on December 28. This is a total surprise, Ms. Ehrenkranz told the standing-room-only crowd last Friday. Mr. Unjian smiled throughout the celebration, pausing only to to kiss his lady friend Arlene. Arlene and Arda met two years ago in the Senior Chat Room, See Centurion, page 2 Arda Unjian takes a moment from his 100th birthday celebration to share a special moment with a special lady. He and Arlene met in the Senior Chat Room two years ago.No Elections on St. Pete Beach ST. PETE BEACH Despite a false start from one opposing candidate, District Two Commissioner Jim Parent will keep his seat on city commission for the next two years. The two-term commissioner ran unopposed in 2009 and again in 2011; a challenger Joanne successfully but withdrew her name from the 2013 race Wednesday afternoon. Ms. Lentinos letter of withdrawal did not indicate why she chose to remove her name. This means that St. Pete Beach will have no elections this year. The District Four seat left vacant by outgoing Commissioner Bev Garnett also had only one contender, Melinda Pletcher. The election would have cost the city slightly more than $12,000. Ms. Lentino does not get a refund of fees paid. Florida Dreams on Gulfport Beach While on vacation from Connecticut, Jordan and Marie-Laure Dolger soak up the Florida sun on New Years Eve. The Dolgers rented a house in Gulfport and say they want to buy a second home either in Gulfport or the Old Northeast section of St. Petersburg.

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2 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 South Pasadena Civic Association The South Pasadena Civic Association will hold its annual Wine & Cheese party on Wednesday, January 9th at 1:30 p.m. Come and see "Elvis Presley" for an entertaining afternoon. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Centurion, from front pagewhich meets every Friday afternoon at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center. Their relationship started with conversations in the chat room but soon progressed to the next level. Besides chatting we do other things! Mr. Unjian said to laughter as he leaned over to kiss Arlene, now 95. Fine Arts adds New Dimension to Art Walk Gulfports long established First Friday Art Walk will evolve this season with the addition of a block Arts Friday will create an exclusive enclave in the 2800 block of Beach Blvd. in which local artists will show their work and demonstrate their techniques while interacting with visitors. The next Fine Arts Friday will take place on Friday, January 4th from 6-10 p.m. Art Walk is a cherished tradition in and third Saturday of each month for many years. Local artists and crafters, including favorite regular vendors, will continue to appear throughout Beach Blvd. for Art Walk on each occasion. But organizers of Fine Arts Friday were interested in adding a roster of carefully selected artists and artisans intended to appeal to discerning art enthusiasts. All items on display in the block of Fine Arts Friday will consist exclusively of hand-created items by the artists themselves. Complimentary hors doeuvres and beverages will be available in a reception area at Salon M, 2820 Beach Boulevard S. Artists scheduled to appear during Fine Arts Friday are: Jason Bourgholtzer (torch work/glass) Peter Bourgoine (wood turning), Marie Gagne (millinery), Derrick Johnson (metal and painting), Todd Jones (clay, pottery), Mary Joyner (precious metal clay, illustration and painting), Mel Lowe (photography), Owen Pach (metal forging), Billie and Brennan Rodriguez (mother and daughter, aka Funny Face Farms) (mixed media/plaster sculpture forms), John Shevlin (painting), Victoria Wenners (drawing/mosaics), Linda and Matt Worsham (mother and son, aka Gypsy Cat Creations) (mixed media sculpture). Contact Owen Pach at 215823-9736 or owenpachglass@gmail. com. Garden Club of St. Petersburg Events The Garden Club of St. Petersburg is located at 500 Sunset Drive S. in St. Petersburg. Join them in expressing yourself by creating Amazing Painted Glassware on January 7th at 10 a.m. Cost is $3.50 for members, $4.50 for guests. On January 8 they will have an all members meeting at 1 p.m., program: Cactus & Succulents by Wilda Meier of Sarasota Garden Club. Visitors are welcomed. On January 10 they offer Learning How to Grow Orchids by Michael Polen of Art Stone Orchids. Coffee is ready at 9:30 and the program is at 10 a.m. On January 31st they have a card and game party at 11:30 a.m. Bring your cards and/or game boards. New this year will be activities on the patio. Donation of $12, checks payable to GCSP, reservations to Liz Coerver by Monday, January 20th, 2634 66 Terrace South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712 Help Save our Pets The Oar House lounge located at 4807 22nd Avenue S. is a perpetual donation station for our four-legged friends. Pets supplies and cash are greatly appreciated. Items are donated once a month to an animal shelter.

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4 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 Cal Brown Police Pension Changes Final who decide to stay with the St. Pete Beach pension plan will see changes to their pension. The commission voted Thursday prevening to change the police department pension plan stay in the citys pension plan. Health and Fitness Fair and 5K Please visit them at the free open to the public J. West Prostate Cancer Foundations 3rd Annual Health & Fitness Fair being held at the Gulfport Casino on Friday, January 4th from 12 noon to 6:30 p.m. Featured events include: Prostate Cancer Screening (PSA) Blood Test Only; Oral Cancer Screening, Dr. Silas E. Daniel, DDS; Dr. Douglas Moss, Orthopedist; Be The Match, National Marrow Donor Program; Spinal Correction Center; Bond Thomas, Chiropractic; St. Anthonys Hospital; Alzheimers Association; Happy Feet-Birkenstock; Great American Natural Products; Fit2Run; Organic Produce; Qivana, Natural Health Systems; Long House; GNLD Intl. Whole Food Nutritional Supplements; and others. You may also register early for the J. West Prostate Cancer Foundations 3rd Annual 5K Run & Walk to be held the following day, Saturday, January 5th starting at 8 a.m. at the Gulfport Casino. DrumQuest is Tonight at Gulfport Library DrumQuest founder and music educator Jimbo Talbot brings his fun, high energy drumming program to the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Avenue S., for an evening of rhythmic adventure and family fun on Friday January 4th at 7 p.m. Open to all ages. Join us for an exciting rhythmic evening of percussion fun! For more information contact Cailey, the Youth Services Librarian, at cklasson@mygulfport.us or 727893-1134.

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6 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 Po si ti ve C ha ng ethroughCoac hing/HypnosisSmoking Cessation Stress Managment W eight Loss Call to discuss y o ur goals! Be tty Ha ve y, M ACertified Health Promotion and We llness Coach Master Hypnother apistI magineSuccess.org7276426049 Audition for x 2: A Festival of Short Plays Zeitgeist Productions and Sundays Off Productions are holding auditions for actors of all ages on January 9th and 10th from 7-9 p.m. at Small Adventures Book Shop, 3107 Beach Boulevard S. in Gulfport for their upcoming production, x 2: A Festival of Short Plays which will be performed on February 8th and 9th at Gulfports City of Imagination. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the scripts chosen for the festival. For more information, please call Rob McCabe at 727366-8909 or Tinamarie Hansen at 727-637-4331. Take a Safe Boating Course Are you ready to expand your boating knowledge and skills? Americas Boating Course will be presented beginning Monday, January 7, from 7-9 p.m. and continue for an additional six weeks on Monday nights. This program, presented over seven evenings by the St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron, is available to anyone 12 or older. It covers Required Safety Equipment, Boat Handling, Rules of the Road, Navigation Aids, Anchoring, Adverse Conditions, Communications, Trailering, PWC Operation, Knots and Lines, Introduction to Charts and more. This is an essential course for all boaters. Graduates qualify for a Florida Boating Safety Education ID Card and may qualify for insurance discounts. Course is held at St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Ave. SE, Demens Landing, St. Petersburg. Instruction is free, materials cost $35 per family. Maximum of 20 students. Pre-registration required. Register on-line at www.boating-stpete.org. Learn about Florida Friendly Landscaping Horticulture for Weekend Gardeners presents Florida Friendly Landscaping. Speaker Doris Heitzmann, Community Outreach Coordinator with the Pinellas County Extension will be discussing the nine principles of Florida Friendly Landscape and what we can all do to enhance our yards and reduce yard work while protecting the environment and its resources. Join them on Tuesday, January 8th at 7 p.m. at the Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 500 Sunset Drive S. in St. Petersburg. For more information email karinkoch@ tampabay.rr.com Event is free to members, $5 for visitors.

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Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 9 Get your Space for Beach Yard Sale ST. PETE BEACHSpaces for the January 12, 2013 community wide Yard Sale are on sale. The City of St. Pete Beach Community Center hosts the Yard Sale at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Community Center does all the advertising for the event. The cost for the 10 x 10 space is $15 and table rental is $5. This is open to residents and nonresidents of St. Pete Beach. For more information or to reserve your space, contact the Recreation Department at 727-3639245. Spaces and tables will sell out fast, so call today.Stretch and Tone Stretch and Tone will be back starting January 8th at the Gulfport Recreation Center. Come check out this fun class full of great people lead by Jean. Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10 a.m. The fee will be $3 for each class. Bring mat and light weights. Please call Jean at 727-302-1016 for questions. Tis the Season Donations of small items are always welcome for the next 1st Friday Flea Market scheduled for Friday, January 4th from 9 a.m. noon. Ideas for items include watches, any kind of jewelry, including costume jewelry, wallets, change purses, tote bags, purses, knick knacks, Knitted slippers or any type slippers. Any clean usable item or items are greatly appreciated. With the new year upon us, please bring a canned good or two to the new bucket of love which will be located in the Senior Center lobby. This food goes into the Center pantry where local seniors who are less fortunate can get the assistance they need. For more information or to get involved call 727-893-2237.

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10 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 Letters Reminiscing about the Post Ofce Dear Editor: I read in the Gabber Bazaar. In 1976 when I moved to Town Shores and Gulfport, Jack, who ran Gulfport's contract station, found out that after 32 years I retired asked if I would run the Gulfport was retired and didn't want to work anywhere! Then when he told me he agreed to do it. There were two other contract stations in the area, one in an Eckerd's drug store (they no longer exist) and one on 49th St. Neither one knew how to handle foreign packages and I did so people with foreign packages to mail all came to Gulfport. We had air mail then (all mail goes air mail Letters to the Editor Please keep letters to the editor as brief and to the point as possible. Letters must be typed in upper and lower case on plain white paper or emailed to publisher@thegabber.com. One letter per author every four weeks. All letters are printed and edited for length and content at the discretion of the editors. The Gabber encourages and welcomes all letters. The views and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of the publishers, staff or advertisers. now) and a lot of Gulfport residents who could not speak English waved their hands when they wanted an air mail stamp. Once I had a customer who was mailing a package to Russia and her tags were all wrong and I couldn't explain to her what she needed to do. I called my wife who could speak Russian and Polish and she was able to tell her what she needed. It was an experience and I met a lot of nice people. getting paid it came to about $3 per hour, Jack agreed to raise it to $5 even though I still didn't want to do it, I did it for a few more years. I was 56 then and I'm now 92. That was 35 years ago and with all the changes in able to do it now.Tony Fiore GriefShare Support Group The public is welcome to come to a 13-week grief support group at Cornerstone Community Church at 6745 38th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. It begins on Fridays January 4 through March 29th from 10 a.m. until noon. For more information, please call 727343-7747. Beginner Tai Chi Beginner tai chi classes in Gulfport start on January 8th at the Gulfport Recreation Center located at 58th St. S. and Shore Blvd. S. Classes meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please arrive a little early to register. This gentle form of body elasticity, heart health, bone strength, balance and more while avoiding stress on knee and hip is recommended that you attend both classes. There is a suggested donation of $2 per class. The classes are open to all. Call Marge at 345-6708.

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Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 11 NE W Lo ca tion 12 Duplicate Games Each We ekwww .stpetebridge.org ACBL ACBL NOVICE GAMES MON. WED. FRI. 12:30 PMOpen House Monday Ja nuar y 7th, 5 6:30 pm NE W Lo ca tion Tour Barbara Gilberg HabitatBy Natalie Leggette Join me for a tour of the park on January 15th at 10 a.m. and learn when all native plants should be installed in your landscaping. She will have handouts on this subject. Barbara Gilberg Habitat is located at 1600 Pasadena Avenue next to the electronic billboard on Shore Drive. Meet me in the pavilion.USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous Safe Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start at your convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday and Januarys program includes: Equipment for Your Boat Jan. 8, Waterway Watch / Trailering Your Boat Jan. 15, Handling Your Boat Jan. 22, and Your Highway Signs Jan 29. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 360-4846.Walking Club Returns The Gulfport Walking club meets on Thursdays at 8:45 a.m. and departs by 9 a.m. from January through March. Their walking adventures take them to many of Pinellas Countys beautiful parks. It is a walk at your own pace so feel free to before 12:30 p.m. Registration and a brief meeting will be January 3rd at 8:45 a.m. with a local walk in Gulfport will be January 10th. The bus fee for each trip is $2. Please contact John at 893-1079 for further information.

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12 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 Bayway Bridge Closed Monday and Tuesday This week the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) plans to close the eastbound lanes of the Bayway Bridge from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday (January 7 and 8) for concrete delivery and placement. The FDOT may change this schedule depending on the weather. FDOT workers will make sure emergency vehicles can get through the work zone as needed. Workers will not necessarily have eastbound lanes closed all day, however drivers should anticipate closures and pay attention to information. As always, the Gabber will post any changes under the Top Stories section of our web site (thegabber.com) as we learn of them. You can also get e-mail updates about the Bayway construction project. E-mailroadwork@dot.state. Natural History Speaker Series Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, Inc. and the City of presentation in the 2012-2013 Natural History Speaker Series Fish of the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, January 8th at 7:30 p.m. at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way South in St. Petersburg. Fish are among the most successful animals on our planet. What has enabled them to adapt and survive? Free. The programs feature a diverse range of speakers on Florida natural and cultural history. They are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through April. Call 893-7326 or visit www.stpeteparksrec. org.

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Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 13 Smashing Into the New YearMegan Higgins Omlor smashes a volleyball over the net at Gulfport Councilman Dan Liedtke. Councilman Dan Liedtke and his wife Michelle prepped for the new year by playing volleyball with Club Sports league members on Gulfport Beach. Its always such a great time playing volleyball. Beach volleyball is one best parts about living in Florida, said Michelle Liedtke, who moved in Florida in more beach volleyball courts by the Gulfport Casino. Ms. Liedtke praised city staff for their work. They did a great job building the courts. Everyone just loves coming out there to play. Its so beautiful. In the evening you have the bay on one side with the lights and on the other side youve got the Christmas decorations, she said. Its so crazy that you can do that in December. Learn More about Your Heritage Do you want to learn more about your family tree? Beginning Friday, January 11, 2013 and every second Friday, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Catherine Hickman lobby at 5501 27th Avenue S., instructor Kay Boatwright will assist you in researching your family history. Learn where your ancestors come the variations of the spelling of your surname and how to build a family tree. You must be a Senior Center member to attend this free class. Sign up at the Senior Center or call 727-893-2237 or 727-893-1231 to get on the list. SPCREA to Meet The South Pinellas Retired Educators Association (SPCREA) meets at 11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month from October through May. Meetings are open to all who including teachers, support personnel and administrators, whether here in Florida or elsewhere. The meeting is not used for business. They have an event from the hospitality committee, a song, a thought for the day and some important announcements such as information about future meetings, conferences, help needed or recognition of birthdays. After hearing from their speaker, various chairpersons share information. At each meeting they have the opportunity to help a local charity, carefully chosen by the project cheer committee. Their featured agency for January will be CASA, which needs clothing, linens, personal care and especially blankets and quilts for children. The meeting generally ends by 1 p.m. The January 10th meeting will take place at Harold Seltzers Steakhouse, 3500 Tyrone Blvd. N., St. Petersburg. Jeff Hearn, famous culinary chef will present what and how to prepare foods to entice. His presentation is entitled: Eat Poor, Drink Rich. Jeff has been spotlighted in the Tampa Bay Times. Come join them! For more information contact Joyce Walters at 727-526-5065 or email her at jellen1943@yahoo.com. 14 19 49th Str eet S. 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5 A dvertising@theGabber .comDisplay Ad vertising fr om $1 7. 20 per column inch.

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14 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 Gulfport Free Clothing SwapGULFPORT: Gulfports next free clothing swap will take place at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market on Tuesday, January 8th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The popular event is now regularly scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month. The swap takes place in the courtyard adjacent to the historic Peninsula Inn at 2937 Beach Blvd. South. Participants are garments to exchange for vouchers that may be used to select clothing brought in by other participants. Items may be for women, men or children. Gently used shoes and wardrobe accessories are also accepted. Please provide hangers for all garments to be used in the swap. For anyone interested, vouchers may also be purchased for $3 each. Donations of clothing above the 5-garment limit are encouraged and accepted. All additional donations should be contained in bags or boxes. All cash proceeds, donated clothing, and non-selected garments at the end of the swap will be donated to Community Action Stops Abuse organization providing services to survivors of abuse or violence. For more information on the clothing swap, contact Daniel Hodge at 727366-4086 or email dan@igc.org. In case of rain, the next clothing swap is scheduled for Tuesday, February 12th. According to Stuart Berger, CASA Development Director, This is a great, easy way for the community to come out and show support for some of our neighbors in their time violence and prepare to begin a new life. Simply go through your closets and pick out some gently used items. Then enjoy the swap, knowing that all remaining clothing will be donated to CASA to help others. Over 150 large bags of clothing and hundreds of dollars have been donated to CASA since the clothing swap was started in summer 2010. The clothing swap is co-sponsored by the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market, Gulfport Merchants Association and Peninsula Inn & Spa. Gulfports Tuesday Fresh Market is a year-round event, offering fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as fresh bread, cheese, seafood, Florida grassfed beef, free range chicken, herbs, and granola, local honey, pet treats, hand-made soaps, local art, crafts, jewelry, bath and body products and much more. Over 50 vendors set up shop for the day each Tuesday. New vendors join the market place each week and live music is always featured. The Market takes place every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., month, when the Market lasts from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., accommodating afterwork shoppers. For more details about the Fresh Market, contact Daniel Hodge at 727366-4086 or email dan@igc.org. Visit the Gulfport Merchants Association website at www.GulfportMA.com or Fresh Market Facebook page at www. facebook.com/gulfportfreshmarket.

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Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 15 Set a Fitness Goal ... Make It Happen The new year can be the start of a new, improved you ... if youre willing to double-down on determination. Most people simply dont know how to make lifestyle change happen. Alex says he wants to eat healthier, but three weeks into it hes back at Burger King, chowing down a cheeseburger as big as his head. Which isnt necessarily a bad thing. Failure is feedback. Its not a reason to give up. Change isnt linear. Its often a process of ups and downs, forward steps and backward slides -but each time, you revive, regroup and forward. Resiliency! Thats the secret to your success in 2013. Its from that place of strength and determination that New Years resolutions transform into new habits, so that one day you wake up, and instead of moaning and going back to sleep, you actually look forward to putting on some sweats and taking a brisk morning walk. It takes about three months for this to happen. Patience, dear reader. Last week got the subject started: I asked you to please think of one change you would like to make in your life that moves you down the road to a healthier, happier lifestyle. MAKE YOUR GOAL A SMART GOAL. Behavior-change experts know that the more detailed your hit a home run. Use this acronym measurable, A for action, R for realistic and T for time-related. So lets say youre setting a weekly goal involving more activity. Dont just write down: Ill exercise more. Be Friday, I will take a brisk walk for 30 minutes around my neighborhood before I go to work in the morning. On Tuesday and Saturday at 6 p.m., I will do a one-hour yoga class. Think it through. Who will watch join you? If its a weight-loss goal, dont write down: I will lose 2 pounds next week. Instead, detail! Ill eat a healthy 350-400 calorie breakfast every day; salads with protein for lunch six days ... you get the picture. EVALUATE WITHOUT JUDGEMENT and time to review your weekly goal. On a percentage scale of 0 to 100, award yourself a number that number, notice it, accept it and tweak your goal for next week. No blame, no guilt. Keep it positive. What can you do differently to go from 40 percent success to 75 percent? A good coach, personal trainer or Weight Watcher meeting would be helpful here. Another option is to go online to a site like stickk. com (created by Yale economists), penalties, engage an enforcer -all proven ways to help you make change happen. SELF-MONITORING IS KEY. Stay focused on your goal by daily weigh-ins, or keeping a journal, or My Fitness Pal, a free caloriecounting app that is smarter than I am when it comes to monitoring food and calories. Nikes Fuel Band and the Fitbit One are two popular tracking devices on the market. They get mixed reviews, but if youre a techie, it might be groovy. My favorite self-monitoring tool is the waistband on my jeans. REWARDS WORK. For every day you dont smoke, put $5 in the pot. workouts, toss in $10. At the end of the month, get yourself something you really want. At the end of the year, rejoice in the new you!

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Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 17 Call For Y our Appointment To day! Nationwide W arranty F ormerly Ahern Chevron CERTIFIED Technicians BEST QUALITY Products6763 Gulfport Boulevard OIL CHANGE & LUBE A/C SERVICE CHECKCOOLING SYSTEM SERVICE$11.9 9 $21.9 5 $29.9 5 $21.9 5Inc ludes 21 P oint Inspection. Up to 5 qts. Oil*, F ilter & Lube Inc ludes Drain, Refill with 1 Gallon of Coolant*Plus tax. Most Cars & T rucks. With this Gabber coupon. Expir es 1-16-13Inc ludes Ti re rotate & balance. Brake inspection.*Plus tax. Most Cars & T rucks. With this Gabber coupon. Expire s 1-16-13COMPUTER BALANCE & ROTAT E*Plus tax. Most Cars & T rucks. With this Gabber coupon. Expire s 1-16-13 *Plus disposal fee & tax. Most Cars & T rucks Please Call for Appointment. 10w30 Oil With this Gabber coupon. Expir es 1-16-13 Oil Changes Call: 727-381-1709W e use premium 10W30 Oil*. *Not rec yc led like other stations. C OilC h a n g e s C a ll : 727 381 170 9 727-384-6807 727-384-6807AHERNS AUTO CAR EOver 30 Y Canadian Club to Meet Canadian Club Gulf Coast Florida is a happy group of retired Canadian men who meet monthly over the snowbird season at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. N., Pinellas Park. They enjoy Canadian talk, good refreshments, a wonderful meal, and great speakers. Their next luncheon will be on Wednesday, January 9th (doors open at 11 a.m., lunch at 12:30). There is also a weekly golf group. Some of their other events (Christmas Party, Ladies Lunch) include their ladies. Membership is $15. Lunch is $13. Charity Draws $2/$5. All are welcome to join or contact Dann Oliver at dannoliver@ verizon.net, or call 727-343-3843.Learn to Speak Spanish Conversational Spanish is returning to Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Boulevard S., after a brief hiatus. Classes are on Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and start January 7th. For more information please contact the instructor at 727482-2125 or email her at tutoring@ conversationalspanishnow.com. Please visit the website at www. conversationalspanishnow.com. St. Pete Republican Club to Meet Pam Dubov, Pinellas County Property Appraiser, will address the members and friends of the St. Petersburg Republican Club on Wednesday, January 9th at 7 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Community Church, 4501 30th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. She will discuss many issues that affect property owners in Pinellas County. Following her presentation Mrs. Dubov will answer questions from the audience. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the Question and Answer Session. There is no charge to attend this event. For more information on this event and other club activities, please call Gus Pries at 727-864-0312.

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18 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club The January 10th program will be a Bonsai workshop held at Sunken Gardens in downtown St. Petersburg. The demonstration will begin at 10 a.m. in the Garden's Amphitheater. Cost for seniors to enter the gardens is $6. Make arrangements to carpool or drive on your own. This is a wonderful opportunity to see Sunken Gardens as well as to learn about this Japanese art form. Call Ralph Shy at 954-0655 if you need additional information. Town Shores Red Hatters They look forward to January activities which include Bunko, a play and their annual cruise. Bunko will be played in the clubhouse lounge on Friday, January 11th. They have tickets for the St. Petersburg City Theatre on Sunday, January 27th at 2 p.m. to see the musical Nine to Five. Cost is $19 and the money must be in by January 11th. Call Bev at 381-2122 or Judy at 344-7558. Their cruise is January 19-23rd. They have a bus to pick up and return them to Town Shores. The cost round-trip is $16 which includes tips. Money must be in by January 8th. See or call Judy at 344-7558. This Weeks Solution

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Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 19 The Gabs Whats your New Years resolution?Scott Windley, Seminole: Im already living it. I enjoy everything I do. I play like a child Im nothing but a large child. Dan Liedtke, Gulfport: Have fun. Roger Wyrick, St. Johns, Michigan: I guess just to be a better person. Jennifer Clinkard, Gulfport: Im going to drink rootbeer instead of red wine. v eriMED HealthGroup P asadenaPl ea se R SV P to Na ta sh a at 7273456337 if yo u pl an t o a tte nd an y or a ll se mi na rs

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20 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces ofCare Givers Support Groups health concerns of another adult? Do you sometimes feel a need for a listening ear of another person who has empathy for your situation? If so, we invite you to visit one of our Care Givers Support Groups at Pasadena Community Church. Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Life Enrichment Center at 227 70 Street S. Both groups are open to the public for those attending to share with others who are in like situations their experiences, joys and concerns of care giving. The person may be a relative or just a good friend. It is not necessary that the individual reside in the same house with you or even the same state. Call Pam Lanning at 347-2809 or Barbara Posey at 381-2499, ext. 214.

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Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 21 WorshipPatty Waszak Musical Variety Show To help the Pass-a-Grille Beach Community Church/UCC on 16th Avenue in St. Pete Beach start anniversary in 2013, the Womens Fellowship invites you to the Patty Waszak musical variety show. This show will be held on January 12 from 7-9 p.m. Patty is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, comedienne, dancer, recording artist, professional motivational speaker and an allaround entertainer. Her smooth vocal style and versatility on over 30 musical instruments along with a great personality have proven to be the ingredients for a very successful career. She produces her own live stage show, a high energy, heartwarming, musical variety show which has pleased audiences of all all ages and nationalities all across America. Cupcakes will be served during intermission and there will be a free-will offering. First United Methodist Church of GulfportSundays: Sunday School ............. 9:15am Traditional Service ........ 10:30amWednesday evening: Supper and Bible Study .... 6:00pmThrift Store Hours Friday/Saturday 9am 12 noo n28th Ave. S. & 53rd St.321-3620ww w. gulfpo rt umc. org oG u p p p p p p p p p p p p p p o o ......... 9:15a m e ........ 10:30am n g : t ud y .... 6:00pm s a m 12 no on on on n on on n n n on n n n n n n on on n n n on on n 3 r d S t 6 2 0 0 m c. or g Celebrating 100 Blessed Y ear s! Childcare Availab le

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22 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 Scholarship Award The Treasure Island Art Guild is offering a $1,500 Scholarship Award to a student going on to study art at a university this next summer. This is a way the Art Guild has of giving back to the community by encouraging all young art students to prepare for the challenging assignments of university life. Deadline for submitting art work is March 10th 2013. For more information please visit: www. TreasureIslandArtGuild.org. Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of St. Pete Beach: Trash Q: Is our trash collection going back to the old schedule and, if it is, when? A: Yes. In the December 21 city newsletter, the city announced its success in getting WSI/Progressive to return to the old trash schedule. On February 4, the north sections of the beach (from the Blind Pass bridge south to 55th Avenue, including Aloha, Leilani and Pali Way) will resume a Monday and Thursday trash collection. On February 11, WSI will begin collect recycling every Monday. From 52nd Avenue to the south end of the island, WSI will collect trash on Tuesdays and Fridays. Those neighborhoods will have their recycling collected on Fridays. In the newsletter, the city says it does not anticipate any changes in the trash schedule for many years to come and thanks people for their patience as we work through this matter.

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24 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 Gulfport Womens Club to hold Card Party The Gulfport Womens Club will be holding their Annual Card Party this year in the Town Shores clubhouse auditorium. The event will take place on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 12 noon. This Card/Game Party is the Clubs largest donation raising event with proceeds to be awarded to help their schools and Gulfports senior residents. Most tables are for games of four, six, or eight players. Typical games played are Bridge, Canasta or Tiles. However, if you have another game you like to play, by all means come and enjoy the afternoon with us. This party is open to anyone in the area. Door prizes and auction prizes will be available for a $17 donation that includes all prizes. For more information or to buy your tickets please call Petie at 344-6450 or Judy at 344-7558. Mark your calendars and hold the date, January 16th for an afternoon of fun, friendship, and a great lunch. Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Class Interested in becoming a lifeguard or water safety instructor? City of St. Petersburg Aquatics Division offers training classes for both. Lifeguard training classes are open to anyone 15 years, by the time class concludes or older. Classes begin January 12 20 at North Shore Aquatic Center, 901 North Shore Dr. NE. and April 8 25. at Lake Vista Pool, 1450 60th Avenue S. Sign up lifeguard. Water safety instructor classes are offered to individuals 16 years or older. Sign up now to learn and test begin February 1 February 16 at North Shore Aquatic Center, 901 North Shore Dr. NE. and April 23 May 11 at Lake Vista Pool, 1450 60th Avenue S. For more information visit www.stpeteparksrec.org/lifeguardtraining.html or call 893-7727. Bridge Club has Relocated The St. Petersburg Bridge Club will move to a new locaton at Mainlands Plaza, 9103 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park, on Jan. 1. The new space will provide more than 6,000 square feet of playing rooms and classrooms with adjacent parking. The facility will provide a new venue for the more than 500 members throughout the Tampa Bay area. The club offers more than 20 bridge games and classes each week plus a number of regional and state championship games throughout the year. For information on games or lessons, call 727-363-1136. New Year Jazz On Thursday, January 10th, Suncoast Dixieland Jazz will present Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps will play from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bilmar Beach Resort, Treasure Island. Admission is $7, students and active military free with I.D. Phone 727522-6877.

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26 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 By Holiday Mathis The cosmic board meeting takes place in Capricorn now, as the sun, Mercury and Pluto mingle in the sea goats part of the sky. Venus and the moon join the meeting, inviting us to become the undercover bosses of our own lives. Return to the basics to understand the higher levels of our existence. Make plans, write lists, assemble teams and set up structures. The new moon in Capricorn on Friday is an ideal day to start. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The new moon in your sign on Friday will be the fresh start youve been wanting. Fast progress can happen over the next two weeks if you know sky, its as though the heavens are cheering for you. Seize this time; its your time! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Mars is an invigorating presence in your part of the sky, lending you a physical burst of strength and vitality that would be a shame to waste. Consider The early week is ideal for planning how to make this a reality. Fridays new moon in determined Capricorn is the perfect start date. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Mercury and Pluto connect to point out obstacles to personal growth. You may see them best as you are tripping over them, and thats good. We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen. --Thomas Merton ARIES (March 21-April 19). An old relationship will move in a fresh direction this week. This doesnt necessarily have to do with another person. It could be your relationship with money, work or your own body that takes a turn for the better. Friday brings clarity regarding the rules you want to live by from here on out. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Whatever a loved one asks of you, youre up to the task. But are your requests being answered with equal enthusiasm? Learn from your past mistakes, and assert yourself sooner in a relationship rather than later. Also of note, theres a mystery brewing, and Saturday will most certainly satisfy your curiosity. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). As Mercury, your ruling planet, connects with Pluto this week, get prepared to run into exactly the person, problem or entity you want nothing to do with. Lifes not-so-funny little coincidences may seem inconvenient, but later youll appreciate this chance to rise to the occasion. The weekend brings pleasant attention. CANCER (June 22-July 22). This weeks Venus transit has a stabilizing effect on your personal and romantic life. You may suddenly feel more in control of your feelings and better able to separate emotions from facts. The practicalities of relationships may even seem to matter more than those passing feelings that you cant quantify or touch. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). All hands point to your career, and youll get general focus and clarity regarding your next moves. This wont come in the form of an idea that strikes like lightning from the blue. Instead, it comes from getting your hands dirty with the work that must be done. The Capricorn new moon on Friday opens a fresh chapter. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Seriousness is optional. It may be challenging to stay lighthearted in your daily life as your ruling planet, Mercury, connects with the deeply intense dwarf planet Pluto. At times, it may feel as though you have to decide the fate of the whole world. If that is the case, its better to do it with a smile on your face. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Youre capable on your own, but that is no way to live. Poet John Donne wrote: No man is an island, entire of itself. Each piece of the continent, a part of the main. This week reveals your best supporters. One strong cheerleader will make a huge difference in the outcome of your endeavors. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). As your guiding planet, Pluto, makes a connection with communicative Mercury, youll want to talk about the deeper issues of life -the same ones that make others uncomfortable. If anyone can get people to open up, its you. If theres something to get off your chest, just do it. Youll be healthier for the effort. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You know people. This will help Many deals involve money, but usually there is so much more than that at stake. Your ability to get to the real things being negotiated and exchanged -for instance, power, advantage. This Week's Birthdays : Many can peaceful, harmonious existence takes greater degree of heroism. This is how you live this year. You do whats necessary to get along, to have strong relationships and a smooth road from day to day. Romantic promises will be exchanged this month. Youll master a job and be paid handsomely in February. March brings music to your world. May and July show you new parts of the world. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3 p.m. Karaoke by Jay & Lolita alternating with Arlene & LenTuesday, 1-3 p.m. Mark Blackwood Harmonica/Open Mic Wednesday, Coming Soon Karaoke by Harold & Donna Wurtz Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by Dave and Cookie Friday, 2-4:00 p.m. Entertainment by Geno Saturday Open Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment for dancing by Woody & his accordion

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Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 27 Reading Paws with Maya Did you know that reading to an animal can improve your childs reading and communication skills? Join Miss Bobbie and Maya, the reading assistance dog, every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Public Library, located at 5501 28th Avenue S. Maya would love to hear a great story from you! Contact Cailey at cklasson@ mygulfport.us or 727-893-1134. Pinellas Democratic Club to Meet The January 10 meeting of the Greater Pinellas Democratic Club will feature Rob Lorei, host of WEDUs weekly television show, Florida This Week. This popular show features a panel of local political experts who discuss diverse and timely events. And as WMNF Radios News and Public Affairs Director, Mr. Lorei has a very popular (call-in) talk show, and an hour of Last Call on Monday evenings. Time allowing, he will take questions, encourage discussion. The meeting, which will be held at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park, will start with cocktails (cash bar) and social time at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 ($15, reservations please) followed by Mr. Loreis presentation. Call Betty Morganstein at 727360-3971. Toddler Storytime Toddler Storytime at the Gulfport Public Library is every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Come read stories, sing songs and meet other caregivers in the community! For more information contact Cailey, the Youth Services Librarian, at 893-1134 or cklasson@ mygulfport.us. Tech Classes Full The Smart Phone, Ipad and Android Tablet classes are full for January at the Gulfport Senior Center. Please stay tuned for additional classes at a later date. To get on the next class list contact Gail at 727-893-2237. You must be a registered Senior Center member to join.

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28 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntYouTube Demo Videos a Hit With Consumers Its hard to remember a time when YouTube wasnt a part of our lives. It seems like every day I receive a link from a friend or family member sharing something fun, poignant or thrilling on YouTube. My friend Lou at NokOut.com is a YouTube star. She has a series of videos that show her demonstrating the uses of her amazing product, Nok-Out. Looks like Lou is on to something. YOUTUBE HOW-TOS. My sister introduced me to YouTube as the go-to place for repair how-tos. She was able to repair her clothes dryer using a YouTube video that demonstrated all the repair steps, including pulling the tub to reach the part she needed to replace. I used it when my clothes washer sprang a leak. I was able to make a tentative diagnosis and then decided I was not physically able to make the repairs myself. I called a repairman and didnt have to worry that the repair was unnecessary. -Roberta, EC Blog HALF A TURKEY, PLEASE. During the turkey sales in November, I bought an extra frozen turkey and had the butcher cut it in half. I also bought a fresh turkey and had that split, too. At home, I cut the legs and thighs like I do a chicken. Then I packaged everything individually for cooking or freezing. -Jane, EC Blog SUPER GLUE FOR SUPER NAILS. I apply Super Glue with a things and doing crafts, and have very weak nails. With a layer of Super Glue, my nails look shiny and healthy, and the protection really keeps them that way. -Cathey, email HANDY GROCERY IQ APP My husband and I use the free Grocery IQ app on our smartphones. I can scan items at home as I use them up, or I can type in what I need. My husband can add to the grocery list, as well. When I go to the store, I have our complete list, which includes brands I like to buy. It is a really great tool. -Bernice, SC LIME AWAY THE ODORS. I had an odor problem with my fairly new dishwasher. The inside was stainless steel, and no matter what I did, I could not get rid of the odor. I tried everything in the manual, including vinegar, bleach and cleaner from the supermarket, with no success. me to try Lime-away. I had used this product for years for other purposes, but I never read the back label to see that it was also good for dishwashers and washers. He told me that a food sludge can line the walls of the hoses or pipes that takes the water out of the dishwasher, and it may products. I tried it, and thankfully it worked. Now I do it on a monthly basis to keep it from building up again. -Arlene, VT

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Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 29 Play Vintage Trivial Pursuit The Bocce Club has offered to host Vintage Trivial Pursuit to be played on Friday, February 1st in the clubhouse auditorium at 7:15 p.m. Teams of 8-9 people will compete with other teams. No one will have to answer a question alone. Teams can be made within a building or groups of friends can make up a team. They need to limit the number of teams to 10. However, one can always be in the audience to watch and enjoy the fun. All residents, owners and renters, are invited to participate. This is a BYOB party. Along with setups for drinks, a dessert buffet and coffee will be served at some point in the evening. A nominal fee of $5 will cover costs for the evening. Tickets board members. A list of board names is posted at the bocce courts. Please contact the above names to get a table for your team. You will need 6 or more team members to reserve a team table. 1-4 individuals will be placed on a team. If you wish a $5 audience ticket(s) they also are available from board information, call any Bocce Board member. Town Shores Red Hatters Happy New Year and welcome back to all those just arriving in Gulfport. Friday, January 11th Bunco will be played in the clubhouse lounge at 1 p.m. Please bring your $2. They are cruising January 19th to January23rd. They have a bus to pick all up and deliver at your buildings. Price is $16 round trip. Money for bus needs to be paid to Judy Zielinski by January 8th. For info call Judy at 344-7558. On Sunday, January 27 their group will enjoy the play, Nine to Five, at the St. Pete City Theater. Cost is $19 and needs to be paid to Bev at 381-2122 or Judy at 344-7558. Call Bev for more info if needed. Deadline to pay is Jan.11th. If you are new to Town Shores, call Julie at 343-6587 or Judy for information.

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30 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 Award Winning Rehab With A View 1820 Shore Dr S. South Pasadena, FL 33707 Dolphins View offers individually tailored rehabilitation programs. From hip replacements to general weakness, let Dolphins View be your stepping stone home. eek erm Rehabilitatio n THEHEAL TH & REHAB CENTER at Sunday Market in St. Pete Beach Best produce in St. Pete Beach is at the Sunday Market held at the Suntan Art Center, 3300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Held every Sunday, all year around from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next to the famed Don CeSar Hotel. The market includes fresh farm produce, food, music, art, featured artists in the Suntan Art Gallery. Vendors and artists may contact the Suntan Art Center for more information at 727-367-3818 or www.suntanart.org. Winter Black Cat Special Save $10 at the SPOT spay and neuter clinic on solid black cats in January. SPOTs mission is to help every pet have a home and reduce the number of unwanted pets ending up in the shelter. By spaying and neutering your pets, this breaks the cycle of accidental litters and unwanted behaviors, the bonus is live up to six years longer. Black cat special: male cat neuters $25 and female cat spays $35. The blanket, reserve your appointment at 727-329-8657. For more information visit www.SPOTusa.org. SPOT is serving the Tampa Bay area centrally located at 4403 62nd Avenue in Pinellas Park. Guild to hold Luncheon with Card Party The Womens Guild of Our Savior Lutheran Church will hold its annual Mini-Luncheon with card party and other games on January 24 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. The cost is $6 per ticket. For more information contact Ruth Summers at rtsummers@verizon.net.

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Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 31 Stetson to offer Information Sessions Stetson University College of Law is hosting part-time law school information sessions in January, February and March for prospective law students who wish to learn more about the admissions process. Stetson enrolls new students annually in the fall. Prospective full-time law students are also welcome to attend. Those interested in attending should RSVP for one of the sessions: Law Center campus campus All programs will start at 6:30 p.m. Registration begins at 6 p.m. To RSVP and for more information and directions to Stetsons Tampa Law Center or Gulfport campus, visit http://www.law.stetson.edu/parttime or e-mail lawadmit@law.stetson.edu. Historical Museum Annual Fundraiser Please join them for an evening of exceptional entertainment as St. Pete City Theatre presents 5 the Musical. With music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, the show is about three working women living out their fantasy of getting even with, and their successful overthrow of, the companys autocratic, sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot boss. Enjoy their social hour with hors d oeurves and beer/wine starting at 7 p.m. Get your tickets now for the special Thursday, January 24th command performance at the theatre. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Museum Gift Shop, 115 10th Avenue, Pass-a-Grille, St. Pete Beach. 727-552-1610. Hours are Thursday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Also available at Paradiso on 8th Ave in Pass-a-Grille and Nancy Markoe Gallery, 3112 Pass-a-Grille Way. the Museum. The Museum is totally managed by local volunteers and is of the Museum, an organization the acquisition, preservation and exhibition of the historic collection. Funding is obtained through its membership, donations and proceeds from the Gift Shop. Visit www. gulfbeachesmuseum.com. Community Mural Project The Community Mural Project at The Gulfport Square Business Center on Gulfport Blvd. off 49th Street is moving forward. Artists are encouraged to stop by and see the three walls to be used in the project. Applications for artists wishing to be involved in the competition are available. Please call 727-826-0821 for additional information.

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32 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 eSalon: Tuesdays, 3 5 pm. Would you like to download ebooks from the Library? Learn how! Browse, place a hold, and check out ebooks from our digital catalog. Meet with others to learn the basics or to discover new ways of using your e-Reader; tablet; and/or mp3. Come by or call the Reference Desk, 893-1073. ADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers). Beginning Spanish Classes: Thursdays, 9:30 10:30 am. FREE & open to everyone. Business Debtors Anonymous Meeting: Meetings at Library cancelled. FMI on new dates and location, please call 727238-1688. Conscious Awareness Group: Thursdays, Jan. 3 Feb. 28, from 12:30 4 pm (some sessions will not last this long). Sessions will include a short meditation, an audio recording of a chapter of Practicing the Power of Now, a discussion, and video recordings of Eckhart Tolle's teachings from Eckhart Tolle TV. DrumQuest: Friday, Jan. 4, 7:00 pm. Join us for a highly interactive evening of fun for all ages no drumming experience required! FMI, call Cailey 893-1134. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, Jan. 17, 10:30 am (NOTE TIME CHANGE). Discussion of Other Voices, Other Rooms, by Truman Capote, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Please call 893-1073 FMI. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, Jan. popcorn provided by the Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library! FMI, call 893-1073. An Evening of Orchids & Scandal with Craig Pittman: Thurs., Jan. 24, 7:00 8:00 pm. Dont miss this suspenseful evening with Tampa Bay Times staff writer and author of several books. Reserve your seat today Call 727-893-1073. SCORE Consulting: Tuesday, January 22. FREE & helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment. CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS StoryTime: Thursdays, 10:30 11:00 am, Our staff reads picture books and leads activities selected for preschoolers. Youth Services area around the rocking chair by the Easy books. DrumQuest: Friday, Jan. 4, 7:00 pm. Join us for a highly interactive evening of rhythmic adventure for all ages no drumming experience required! FMI, call Cailey 8931134. Reading Assistance Dog Maya : Thursday, Jan. 10, 3:30 4:30 pm. Share a story with a beautiful Golden Retriever. Call to schedule an appointment, 893-1073. Crafts with Cailey: Saturday, Jan. 12, 11:00 am noon. More seasonal fun! For more details call Cailey, 727-893-1134. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, Jan. popcorn provided by the Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library! FMI, call 893-1073. TEEN PROGRAMS Teen Game Zone: Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 pm. Come challenge your friends on the latest XBOX 360 games or just hangout. Free Refreshments. FMI, call 893-1074 & ask for Sheri.Open Monday-Friday: 10 am-7 pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues. 6.-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. PROGRAMS 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM : Registrations for the 2012-2013 School Year Child Care Program continue for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2012-2013 TOT TIME PROGRAM PREREGISTRATION: Pre-registration for the 2012-2013 Tot Time Program are currently being accepted. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. A non-refund able annual registration fee of $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents is required to secure a spot. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Two, three Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Classes begin September 4th, 2012 and is limited to 10 children. Call 893-1068 for more information. 2012-2013 VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) PROGRAM: Pre-registration for the 2012-2013 VPK Program are currently being accepted. VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents must apply at the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. and the child must receive a Tuesday, September 4th and is limited to 10 children. Contact the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. at 400-4411 for questions or call the Recreation Center at 893-1068 for more details. 2012-2013 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 cooking projects, 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. NEW CLASSES Interested in teaching a class? Call John at 893-1079 for info CLASSES Call instructor for more infor mation. 748-6612 or allymorrell@scotsmanfitness. com 727-345-0679 and times at 850-264-1715 poli at 813-855-3112. Diane at 459-1399. rell@scotsmanfitness.com 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 727-482-2125 for more info. 9-10 a.m. Call Jean at 727-302-1016 for more info. Call Marge at 345-6708. at 280-4276. 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call John at 727-8931079. Valerie at 557-4258. Call Tamara at 512-2763. 727-748-6612 TOMLINSON SKATE PARK All skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed parental consent ter which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2012 September 30, 2013. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only.Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Gulfport Community Playerspresent"SORDID LIVES"A black comedy about white trashJanuary 10-27 Tickets $15, available at Gulfport Casino, Beach Bazaar & the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce or call 727-322-0316 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MARIO DELEON'S BAND Sun., Jan. 6 & 20 ELLIS HALE'S BAND Sun., Jan. 13 & 27 Ballroom & Social Dancing 6-10pm, $7 Tuesday, Jan. 15, 22,29 Ballroom Lessons 12-1pm Intermediate Lesson 1-2 Beginner Lessons 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 Monday, Jan. 28 7-10:15PM USA Ballroom Dance $5 Members, $7 Non-members Casino closed for building maintenance Jan. 7 & 8 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068 Senior Center5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237Closed Mon., Jan. 21 MLK Day of all the classes and events below at the Gulfport Senior Center. Its easy to join. Come in and sign up today! Ask for Gail or Cynthia to give you a tour! This is your Center! All Spanish Classes are on Holiday and will resume on Thursday, February 7, 2013. Like us on Facebook at Gulfport Senior Center and Foundation! Help our page grow and get daily valuable information! Singing group forming. If you like to sing and love music, please come in and sign up to be in a newly forming singing group. You must be a Senior Center member to participate. Stop by the Senior Center or call Gail at 727-893-2237 or Cynthia at 727-893-1231 to get on the list! Mini-Flea Market: The 1st Friday of the month is the Friday Mini Flea Market. Come visit the Gulfport Multi-Purpose Senior Center. Join us this Friday, January 4 from 9 a.m. Noon. Find great items at affordable prices while supporting Senior Center special programs. If you think of it, drop off some canned goods into the new Bucket of Love for the Senior Center pantry. Your small donation helps the less fortunate with the extras to help them through the week. Puzzle Party : Think you know all about word games like sudoku, crosswords, etc... Challenge your mind at the Puzzle Party and learn more about these mind refreshing games on Tuesday, January 8 at 11:00 a.m. Free Medical Alert Seminar. Cindy from Life Alert will be giving information on Wednesday, January 9 from 1:30 -2:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall. The Smart Phone class scheduled Monday, January 7th is now full. Check the Gabber for future class openings. The Genealogy class on Friday January 11th class is now full. Check the Gabber for additional class openings. The IPAD Class scheduled for Monday January 14th is full. Check the Gabber for future class openings. Snack Bar Movie Day is Tuesday, January 15 at 11 a.m. The Snack Bar movie day was so successful, they have moved to a bigger room! Stephanie is cooking up something special for $2.50, then stay and watch a movie with friends. The Android Tablet Class scheduled for Monday January 28th is full. Check the Gabber for future class openings. Free Blood Pressure check on Friday, Thursday, January 31st by Simone Healthcare in the Theater Lobby from 10 11:30 a.m. Free goodies while they last!Senior Trips: Saturday, January 5 HARD ROCK CASINO TAMPA, includes $5 food voucher &$15 in free play. Bring valid ID $20.00, Tuesday, January 15 HARD ROCK CASINO TAMPA, includes $5 food voucher &$15 in free play. Bring valid ID $20.00, Friday, January 18 Hermanns Royal LIPIZZAN STALLIONS This unforgettable day also includes a delicious meal at Susie Qs of Myakka City$51.00.New Hard Rock stop by Escot Tuesday, January 8. $20 gets your $30 in free play and a luxury ride. Bus leaving at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and 3:30 p.m. stop on Sunday and Tuesday. Call ahead to reserve at Call for reservations 727-5452088 or toll-free: 888-5717778 or reserve ahead on line at www.escotbuslines. com SPECIAL SERVICES G.E.M.S. Gulfport Extended Mobility Service : Affordable transportaion for Gulfport residents 55 and over. $65 annual membership. $2 per ride and your ride to the Senior Center is FREE!. Go to the mall, grocery store, doctors appointments and more. Call 727-893-2242 for more information. FITNESS CENTER SCHEDULE: Monday Thursday: 8:00 am 7:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am -3:30 p.m. Annual sign up for the Fitness Center is an affordable $25 a year or $40 a couple. Stop by the Senior Center and take a tour of our state of the art Snack Bar: Bring a friend to the Senior Center and enjoy a light breakfast for only $2.50 or lunch for only $3.00. In a hurry? Order a boxed lunch-to-go by calling 893-2259. Great food! Great prices! FREE Legal Help for people over 60 and meet the required income criteria: Community Law Program visits the Senior Center every 3rd Friday of the month at 10 a.m. Call 727-582-7480 to see if you qualify. AARP Driving Classes: are offered January 8th and 15 at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 893-1231 or 893-2237 to register. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.

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Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 33 Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 eSalon: Tuesdays, 3 5 pm. Would you like to download ebooks from the Library? Learn how! Browse, place a hold, and check out ebooks from our digital catalog. Meet with others to learn the basics or to discover new ways of using your e-Reader; tablet; and/or mp3. Come by or call the Reference Desk, 893-1073. ADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers). Beginning Spanish Classes: Thursdays, 9:30 10:30 am. FREE & open to everyone. Business Debtors Anonymous Meeting: Meetings at Library cancelled. FMI on new dates and location, please call 727238-1688. Conscious Awareness Group: Thursdays, Jan. 3 Feb. 28, from 12:30 4 pm (some sessions will not last this long). Sessions will include a short meditation, an audio recording of a chapter of Practicing the Power of Now, a discussion, and video recordings of Eckhart Tolle's teachings from Eckhart Tolle TV. DrumQuest: Friday, Jan. 4, 7:00 pm. Join us for a highly interactive evening of fun for all ages no drumming experience required! FMI, call Cailey 893-1134. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, Jan. 17, 10:30 am (NOTE TIME CHANGE). Discussion of Other Voices, Other Rooms, by Truman Capote, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Please call 893-1073 FMI. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, Jan. popcorn provided by the Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library! FMI, call 893-1073. An Evening of Orchids & Scandal with Craig Pittman: Thurs., Jan. 24, 7:00 8:00 pm. Dont miss this suspenseful evening with Tampa Bay Times staff writer and author of several books. Reserve your seat today Call 727-893-1073. SCORE Consulting: Tuesday, January 22. FREE & helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment.CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS StoryTime: Thursdays, 10:30 11:00 am, Our staff reads picture books and leads activities selected for preschoolers. Youth Services area around the rocking chair by the Easy books. DrumQuest: Friday, Jan. 4, 7:00 pm. Join us for a highly interactive evening of rhythmic adventure for all ages no drumming experience required! FMI, call Cailey 8931134. Reading Assistance Dog Maya : Thursday, Jan. 10, 3:30 4:30 pm. Share a story with a beautiful Golden Retriever. Call to schedule an appointment, 893-1073. Crafts with Cailey: Saturday, Jan. 12, 11:00 am noon. More seasonal fun! For more details call Cailey, 727-893-1134. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, Jan. popcorn provided by the Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library! FMI, call 893-1073. TEEN PROGRAMS Teen Game Zone: Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 pm. Come challenge your friends on the latest XBOX 360 games or just hangout. Free Refreshments. FMI, call 893-1074 & ask for Sheri.Open Monday-Friday: 10 am-7 pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pmACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues. 6.-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. PROGRAMS 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM : Registrations for the 2012-2013 School Year Child Care Program continue for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2012-2013 TOT TIME PROGRAM PREREGISTRATION: Pre-registration for the 2012-2013 Tot Time Program are currently being accepted. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. A non-refund able annual registration fee of $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents is required to secure a spot. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Two, three Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Classes begin September 4th, 2012 and is limited to 10 children. Call 893-1068 for more information. 2012-2013 VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) PROGRAM: Pre-registration for the 2012-2013 VPK Program are currently being accepted. VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents must apply at the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. and the child must receive a Tuesday, September 4th and is limited to 10 children. Contact the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. at 400-4411 for questions or call the Recreation Center at 893-1068 for more details. 2012-2013 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 cooking projects, 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. NEW CLASSES Interested in teaching a class? Call John at 893-1079 for info CLASSES Call instructor for more infor mation. 748-6612 or allymorrell@scotsmanfitness. com 727-345-0679 and times at 850-264-1715 poli at 813-855-3112. Diane at 459-1399. rell@scotsmanfitness.com 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 727-482-2125 for more info. 9-10 a.m. Call Jean at 727-302-1016 for more info. Call Marge at 345-6708. at 280-4276. 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call John at 727-8931079. Valerie at 557-4258. Call Tamara at 512-2763. 727-748-6612 TOMLINSON SKATE PARK All skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed parental consent ter which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2012 September 30, 2013. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only.Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Gulfport Community Playerspresent"SORDID LIVES"A black comedy about white trashJanuary 10-27 Tickets $15, available at Gulfport Casino, Beach Bazaar & the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce or call 727-322-0316 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MARIO DELEON'S BAND Sun., Jan. 6 & 20 ELLIS HALE'S BAND Sun., Jan. 13 & 27 Ballroom & Social Dancing 6-10pm, $7 Tuesday, Jan. 15, 22,29 Ballroom Lessons 12-1pm Intermediate Lesson 1-2 Beginner Lessons 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 Monday, Jan. 28 7-10:15PM USA Ballroom Dance $5 Members, $7 Non-members Casino closed for building maintenance Jan. 7 & 8 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068 Senior Center5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237 Closed Mon., Jan. 21 MLK Day of all the classes and events below at the Gulfport Senior Center. Its easy to join. Come in and sign up today! Ask for Gail or Cynthia to give you a tour! This is your Center! All Spanish Classes are on Holiday and will resume on Thursday, February 7, 2013. Like us on Facebook at Gulfport Senior Center and Foundation! Help our page grow and get daily valuable information! Singing group forming. If you like to sing and love music, please come in and sign up to be in a newly forming singing group. You must be a Senior Center member to participate. Stop by the Senior Center or call Gail at 727-893-2237 or Cynthia at 727-893-1231 to get on the list! Mini-Flea Market: The 1st Friday of the month is the Friday Mini Flea Market. Come visit the Gulfport Multi-Purpose Senior Center. Join us this Friday, January 4 from 9 a.m. Noon. Find great items at affordable prices while supporting Senior Center special programs. If you think of it, drop off some canned goods into the new Bucket of Love for the Senior Center pantry. Your small donation helps the less fortunate with the extras to help them through the week. Puzzle Party : Think you know all about word games like sudoku, crosswords, etc... Challenge your mind at the Puzzle Party and learn more about these mind refreshing games on Tuesday, January 8 at 11:00 a.m. Free Medical Alert Seminar. Cindy from Life Alert will be giving information on Wednesday, January 9 from 1:30 -2:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall. The Smart Phone class scheduled Monday, January 7th is now full. Check the Gabber for future class openings. The Genealogy class on Friday January 11th class is now full. Check the Gabber for additional class openings. The IPAD Class scheduled for Monday January 14th is full. Check the Gabber for future class openings. Snack Bar Movie Day is Tuesday, January 15 at 11 a.m. The Snack Bar movie day was so successful, they have moved to a bigger room! Stephanie is cooking up something special for $2.50, then stay and watch a movie with friends. The Android Tablet Class scheduled for Monday January 28th is full. Check the Gabber for future class openings. Free Blood Pressure check on Friday, Thursday, January 31st by Simone Healthcare in the Theater Lobby from 10 11:30 a.m. Free goodies while they last!Senior Trips: Saturday, January 5 HARD ROCK CASINO TAMPA, includes $5 food voucher &$15 in free play. Bring valid ID $20.00, Tuesday, January 15 HARD ROCK CASINO TAMPA, includes $5 food voucher &$15 in free play. Bring valid ID $20.00, Friday, January 18 Hermanns Royal LIPIZZAN STALLIONS This unforgettable day also includes a delicious meal at Susie Qs of Myakka City$51.00.New Hard Rock stop by Escot Tuesday, January 8. $20 gets your $30 in free play and a luxury ride. Bus leaving at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and 3:30 p.m. stop on Sunday and Tuesday. Call ahead to reserve at Call for reservations 727-5452088 or toll-free: 888-5717778 or reserve ahead on line at www.escotbuslines. com SPECIAL SERVICES G.E.M.S. Gulfport Extended Mobility Service : Affordable transportaion for Gulfport residents 55 and over. $65 annual membership. $2 per ride and your ride to the Senior Center is FREE!. Go to the mall, grocery store, doctors appointments and more. Call 727-893-2242 for more information. FITNESS CENTER SCHEDULE: Monday Thursday: 8:00 am 7:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am -3:30 p.m. Annual sign up for the Fitness Center is an affordable $25 a year or $40 a couple. Stop by the Senior Center and take a tour of our state of the art Snack Bar: Bring a friend to the Senior Center and enjoy a light breakfast for only $2.50 or lunch for only $3.00. In a hurry? Order a boxed lunch-to-go by calling 893-2259. Great food! Great prices! FREE Legal Help for people over 60 and meet the required income criteria: Community Law Program visits the Senior Center every 3rd Friday of the month at 10 a.m. Call 727-582-7480 to see if you qualify. AARP Driving Classes: are offered January 8th and 15 at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 893-1231 or 893-2237 to register. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.

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34 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 Beach Fire Department Pension ChangesThe St. Pete Beach By Cathy Salustri After a two-year impasse over pension woes relating to the proposes some changes that will still albeit a different one with less risk to the city and taxpayers. They had a great deal, St. Pete pension plan. The down side? It cost a lot of money. Heres how the current and proposed plans work. may retire after 20 years of service (although most wait for 25 years) money. Heres how it works: their three highestearning years Overtime hours factor into their annual earnings. every year something called a DROP (Deferred Retirement Option), where they continue to work and receive a starts paying out their pension into years. their salary. state, called F.S. 175 funds and so named for Florida Statute 175 which details the rules about these monies, to help pay for this plan. You pay this money as part of your property insurance bill. F.S. 175 pays pension plan chosen by investment manager selected by the pension board dont make enough money to difference. The proposed pension plan will offer proposed plan (read this story online Friday for the outcome of Thursdays commission vote on this plan), the plan would work as follows: years or age 60 before drawing a pension. their salary, and overtime would not factor into the equation when calculating the highest-earning three years. This is based on them receiving for every year of service. They also living raise after seven years or at of the program. DROP program. retirement plan whereby they may manage their own investments. and separate from the portion of the investments. of service on St. Pete Beach, the city years of service on St. Pete Beach, the city will match 75 per dollar (up receive FS175 money, pending a proposed August review on the state level. This issue reared its head when Naples made a similar change and the Florida Division of Retirement said Naples would no longer qualify for FS175 funds. Under pressure from the Governors reversed its interpretation. St. Pete Beach receives, according to Mr. dollars per year in FS175 funding. Should the Division of Retirement reverse its interpretation again, the Commission will have to decide if it The citys pension board will remain portion of the plan only. The pension board consists of two employees, two commission appointees, and mandates the city maintain a pension board to manage the pension plans assets (through a money manager). The board ensures that the city does not mix the pension funds with other monies or spend it on anything other than the pension. The board does not get involved in bargaining issues or continue under the new pension plan St. Pete Beach currently has 28 called an unfunded liability, grew by $500,000 over the past year. City property taxes cover this liability. The proposed plan would offer chance to invest more money. City their salary freed up to invest as they Were trying to minimize the risk

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Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 35 Excerpts heard at the December, 27 2012St. Pete Beach City Commission MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesCommissioner Bev Garnett did not attend the meeting Last meeting, when the city manager spoke, he emphasized that I was threatening to make this as expensive as possible for the residents I never said that. Phil Miller, who says he simply wanted to save the F.S. 175 money. He also said that City Manager Mike that at all. Phil Miller Every time you speak you give us a months worth of informa tion. Mayor Steve McFarlin, to Mr. Miller Were both trying to achieve the same thing, and its to stay in the plan. commission want to keep receiving F.S. 175 funds Phil says hes not threatening us Vice Mayor Marvin Shavlan I dont want to go there Mayor Steve McFarlin Well, I do want to go there! Vice Mayor Marvin Shavlan it kind of bothers me that I perceive it as a threat, Im sorry it sounds like its the unions position. Vice Mayor Marvin Shav lan, about the statements Mr. Miller made about the citys options Id rather have the state kick us out screaming than pull out. Commissioner Jim Parent As a commission we must respect that we have paid advisors who do investigative work. Commissioner Lorraine Huhn It seems like were dealing with the Wizard of Oz [in Tallahas see] were all trying to get something out of him and we all want to go home together. Mayor Steve McFarlin I think weve been misrepresented as a union. I know Ive been misrepresented as a citizen. dent, about the breakdown in communications and negotiations You should meet with them when they ask to meet with you. They cant bargain In the future, please meet periodically. They cant bargain with you and you cant bargain with them, but youre free to meet with them. Will Newton, the second district vice president Theres been ample information exchanged, and I appreciate that. Commissioner Lorraine Huhn, who said Mr. Miller delivered a large packet of information to her door

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36 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 The 40th Annual Art Festival Beth-El Art Festival Beth-El, Temple Bethwill celebrate its 40th Anniversary on Saturday, January 26th, Sunday, January 27th, and Monday, January 28th at 400 Pasadena Avenue S., St. Petersburg. Beginning in 1973 with only 20 artists, Art Festival Beth-El now showcases over 150 national and international awardwinning artists. This highly is well known as one of the premier shows in the Southeastern United States. Space has grown from one gallery to six galleries throughout the facility featuring original paintings, wood, sculpture, ceramics, glass, photography and jewelry. The Art Festival also offers a large selection of signed, framed, limited edition prints from Syd Entel Galleries of Safety Harbor. A large Outdoor Sculpture Garden will feature a variety of fun and unusual pieces for art and craft at moderate prices. A yearly tradition will continue, as Art Festival Beth-El will feature selected works by talented emerging artists from Pinellas Countys seventeen public and private high schools. The Art Festival will award scholarship money to the schools of the winning students. An elegant preview cocktail reception will be held on Saturday, January 26, from 7-10 p.m. with admission of $25 which can be purchased at the door. Art Festival Beth-El is free and open to the public on Sunday, January 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with light lunches and snacks available to purchase. The Avenue of the Shops, a one-day sale of fun art, jewelry and crafts, will be free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, January 28. A free, special event featuring local comic Matthew McGee will be performed at 11 a.m. A gourmet luncheon will be served on Monday at 12:30 p.m. with your $20 check necessary to make a reservation. Docents will be available during the weekend and will also offer a tour at 2 p.m. on Monday. Call the Temple at 727-347-6136 for more information.

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Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 37 Come by and see me for a great hairc ut. I am here ever y Monday Call for Saturday appointment.727-259-9822Hair Design / Barber Shop / 6620 Central Av e. / St. Petersburg We specialize in Neck ShavesI Did Not Retir e And y K unges By Scott LafeeFamily Feedings Want your kid to eat more fruits and vegetables? Eat with them. A University of Leeds study found that children who see their parents eating healthy foods tend to eat them more. According to the study, 63 percent of children worldwide dont consume the World Health Organizations recommended amount vegetables per day. The researchers said children who always ate a family meal together at a table consumed 125 grams (1.5 portions) more fruits and vegetables on average than children who never ate with their families. Even those who reported eating together only once or twice a week consumed 1.2 portions more than those who never ate together. Even if its just one family meal a week, when children eat together with parents or older siblings they learn about eating. Watching the way their parents or siblings eat and the different types of food they eat is pivotal in creating their own food habits and preferences, said study author Janet Cade, a professor at the University of Leeds School of Food Science and Nutrition. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE In maximum ordinary breathing, the speed of air passing through the nose, equals 10 feet per second, or Force 2 on the Beaufort wind scale, e.g., a light breeze. COUNTS 39 -Times per week, on average, that U.S. surgeons leave a foreign object, such as a sponge or towel, inside a patients body Source: Johns Hopkins University STORIES FOR THE WAITING ROOM The term smoking wasnt established until the late 17th century. Before, it was often referred to as dry drunkenness. OBSERVATION The word aerobics comes from two Greek words: aero, meaning ability to, and bics, meaning withstand tremendous boredom. --Humorist Dave Barry CURTAIN CALLS Thomas Urquhart, Scottish translator of Rabelais into English, is said to have died laughing in 1660 upon hearing that Charles II had taken the throne.

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38 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 12/21 Animal Call6100 Blk 8th Ave. S. Animal Call2600 Blk Upton St. S. Assault/Battery2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Panhandler/Solicitor5200 Blk 31st Ave. S. Vandalism6100 Blk 10th Ave. S. Harassing Phone CallsLocation Withheld. Person Under Inuence5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Saturday 12/22 Noise6100 Blk 11th Ave. S. Noise5300 Blk 12th Ave. S. Burglary Vehicle5400 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Assault/Battery5000 Blk 9th Ave. S. Animal Call900 Blk 61st St. S. Vandalism5500 Blk 13th Ave. S. Keep the Peace5600 Blk Newton Ave. S. Animal Call2700 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Sunday 12/23 Hit & Run2800 Blk 46th St. S. Burglary Vehicle2200 Blk Horan Way S. Panhandler/Solicitor5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Domestic5300 Blk Newton Ave. S. Monday 12/24 Accident with Injuries1200 Blk 58th St. S. Fraud/Forgery5800 Blk 13th Ave. S. Fire Structure2000 Blk 54th St. S. Burglary Vehicle5800 Blk 20th Ave. S. Tuesday 12/25 Domestic5200 Blk 16th Ave. S. Trash Dump49th St. & Newton Ave. S. Domestic3200 Blk 58th St. S. Burglary Residence5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Animal Call2600 Blk 48th St. S. Neighbor Problem5200 Blk 12th Ave. S. Domestic5700 Blk 12th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence5200 Blk 28th Ave. S. Shots Fired/Heard9th Ave. & 58th St. S. Animal Call1600 Blk 49th St. S. Wednesday 12/26 Burglary Vehicle5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Drug Call700 Blk 52nd St. S. Burglary Vehicle5400 Blk 20th Ave. S. Panhandler/Solicitor1100 Blk 60th St. S. Fire Brush5200 Blk 12th Ave. S. Domestic800 Blk 53rd St. S. Domestic5000 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Noise1800 Blk 59th St. S. Animal Call5600 Blk 20th Ave. S. Domestic5600 Blk 28th Ave. S. Domestic5900 Blk 30th Ave. S. Thursday 12/27 Fraud/Forgery5200 Blk 8th Ave. S. Civil MatterTangerine Ave. & 49th St. S. Neighbor Problem5100 Blk 13th Ave. S. Hit & Run5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Accident with Injuries1400 Blk 58th St. S.

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Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 39 Try your hand at Sudoku Seniors Want to Sing! Are you a retired choir/music director ready to get back into the scene and have fun? Well, the Gulfport Senior Center is looking for you. They are looking for a vibrant volunteer to lead a choir who loves their music. If you are interested, please call Gail at 727-893-2237. Sons of Italy Expresses ThanksBy Chairman Joseph De Marco Thank you Gulfport and all those who assisted in the Sons of Italy food drive for St. Vincent de Paul. With your kindness and generosity we were able to collect 550 pounds of non-perishable food items for the needy at this annual event of the Sons of Italy. We again than you the citizens of Gulfport and all others who donated.

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40 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. The Real Estate Buyer's Legal Checklist One of the single largest investments of your lifetime may be when you purchase a home or some other type of real estate. In many cases, your entire life savings could be invested and potentially at risk. As a result, it is very important that any prospective purchaser of real estate proceed with a certain amount of caution. PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT buyer of real estate will encounter is the Real Estate Purchase And Sale Agreement. This document is one of the most important papers you will sign in a real estate transaction. The details contained in this agreement determine what real property you will buy and how you will buy it. What is in this agreement also establishes what your rights and responsibilities are in the upcoming real estate transaction. The following is a brief checklist of items which should be considered by a buyer of real estate: 1. What exactly are you purchasing? Are land, buildings and personal property included as part of the sale? 2. When will you be entitled to take possession of the property? Will the current owners need time after the closing to move out of the property? Can you live with this? 3. What kind of deed should the seller of the real estate give you? Should it be an agreement for deed, a quitclaim deed or a warranty deed? 4. Will the seller provide you with good, marketable title? 5. Who is responsible for the payment of real estate and other taxes? Will they be prorated? 6. What persons should be required to sign and accept the real estate contract and closing documents? Is it necessary for both a husband and wife to sign the documents? Who should sign the documents if a corporation is involved in the deal? 7. What are the zoning or other restrictions on the use of the real property? 8. Are water, mineral or timber rights involved in the sale of the real estate? Have they been properly covered in the agreement? 9. In what time frame does the purchase offer need to be accepted or refused? Are there certain contingencies in the real estate contract which require satisfaction prior to the contract becoming effective and legally enforceable? 10. Who pays for the costs of title insurance, property inspection, intangible tax on the mortgage, documentary stamps and the broker fee? These are but a few of the questions which should be answered before you sign a real estate agreement. Only then will you know if the real estate purchase you are contemplating will truly meet your needs. I f Y ou H aven t T alke d T o U s A bo ut Yo ur l oca l agent kn ows your l oca l needs.Y our e Paying T oo Much I f Y o u H a v e n t T a l k e d T o U s A b ou t Yo ur loca la ge n t Y our e Payin g T oo MuchHOMEOWNERS INSURANCE HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE Located Next to State F arm209-8888mike@whitcoinsurance.com 727 Mi ke W hitman A gen t W e work w it h o ver 50 com pa ni es to get you the best r at es!

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Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 41 Gabber goes to Sayre, PA for holiday and snow! 13 inches of snow fell on December 26th. Penny H. Weston of St. Petersburg couldn't wait to get back! SoClassic Car Show Seeks Volunteers The So Classic Car Show is coming on February 2nd. Come out and Explorers and Gulfport Teen Council. They have spots for gate attendance and VIP tent workers. Contact Phil Reed at JSRTraining@aol.com or call 727-327-3509. Get involved today! Learn How to Handle Emergencies Boating is intended to be challenging, but fun. Inevitably, no matter how careful the skipper and crew, emergencies will happen. Each boater must be prepared to protect the people and equipment involved should an emergency arise. The St Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron is presenting a two hour seminar, Emergencies on Board on Wednesday, January 16th from 7-9 p.m. to acquaint boaters with the actions necessary to cope with Available to anyone 12 or older, it deals with both preparing for and managing emergencies like: accident prevention, emergency calls and signals, running aground, medical conditions, steering failure and getting lost. Gather your crew to build your prevention and response team. Class will be held at St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Avenue SE, Demens Landing, St. Petersburg. Instruction is free, materials cost $30 per family. Maximum of 20 students. Pre-registration required. Register on-line at www.boating-stpete.org.City Calendars Available The Gulfport Historical Societys 2013 calendars are available at the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and Fri. 9-12, and at the Historical Society Museum. The museum is open M-F 2-4, and Sat. 10-12. They remain the best buy in town at only $5 and contain the best pictures of our Citys history.

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42 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 Wall of Money Goes to TroopsAs told by Terri Finnerty St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops President Mike Finnerty accepts the Swigwams donation of $223. The cash came from customers as well as dollar bills stapled to the back wall by those wishing the Swigwam well. Have you ever stapled a dollar bill to a barroom wall or restaurant and wondered what happened when the walls ran out of space? At the Swigwam, the money goes to support United States enlisted men. Last week, Rob Williams, the owner of the Swigwam, donated over $200 to St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops. Mr. Williams combined 123 single dollar bills from his back wall with an additional $100 collected from customers and donated the total amount to former St. Pete Beach mayor, Vietnam veteran and president of St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops. The 123 dollar bills came from the Swigwams back wall, where customers frequently tack up money inked with well wishes. When Mr. Williams removed the wall to make room for a pool table, he decided to donate the money to St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops. St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops sends care packages to troops in Afghanistan. Care packages include snack items, toiletries, books, magazines, and other small niceties that troops cannot access overseas. Each package costs $13.45 to ship overseas, and since Mr. Finnerty started the program in 2007, St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops has shipped almost 2,700 boxes to the troops. Mr. Williams says the Swigwam will now accept cash donations on behalf of St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops. He has a marked container set out for this purpose. Health and Wellness Expo Join us for a day of healthy fun for all ages on Wednesday, February 6th from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. at the Gulfport Health & Wellness Expo at the Gulfport Casino 5500 Shore Blvd. S. in Gulfport. Empower your mind, body and soul with free health screenings, presentations, speakers, interactive demonstrations. Fresh and healthy food is available and merchants. Western and Eastern Health modalities are available for all types of healthcare. Interested vendors can sign up now at http://gulfportseniorfoundation.org. Early sign up is $100 until January 11th and on January 12th will be $150. Dont miss out on an opportunity to showcase your healthcare business. For more information, contact Gail at 727-893-2237. All proceeds from this event go to the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation to enrich Senior programs. Volunteers Needed at the Free Clinic Help the St. Petersburg Free Clinic help others. Learn more about volunteering at the Free Clinic; join them for a volunteer orientation every second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. and again on the third Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. They have an immediate need for intake and medical records volunteers in the Health Center. Free Clinic We Help Services also needs volunteersclient interviewers, food packers, and food stockers. The Food Bank needs USDA interviewers. The Free Clinics Community Kitchen needs cooks and servers. Volunteer assignments can be short term or long term. Contact Angel Schumaker, Director of Volunteers and Special Events, at angel.schumaker@ stpetersburgfreeclinic.org or call 727-821-1200, ext. 114. The St. Petersburg Free Clinic is located at 863 Third Avenue N. and provides temporary assistance for families and individuals in need of the basics of food, shelter, health referral information.

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Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 43 MOAA Installation Banquet meets for lunch on the third Friday of each month. In January, there will be an Installation Banquet. The banquet will be held on Saturday, January 19th at Hilton Hotel Bayfront, 333 First Street S. in St. Petersburg. Social hour starts at 5:45 p.m. followed by dinner and or widows are invited to attend. For reservations call CDR Bill Bolin at 584-1595. Town Shores Billiards Sign up sheets for the annual billiard tournament are posted in the Billiard room at the clubhouse. Those interested in competing in this years tournament are asked to sign up no later than January 5th. Singles and doubles contests in 8 ball, 9 ball, strait pool and snooker, can be entered by any Town Shores resident who enjoys playing and competing in pool games. Each entry is responsible for the scheduling of his matches in a timely fashion so that the tournament can be completed by February 28th. The only entry fee is $2 dues to the Billiard Club to play in one or all categories of the tournament. The billiard room is open every day to all residents with proper I.D. for casual play and practice. The weekly ritual on Saturday mornings continues with the games of pea pool, when the ball bangers get-together to show their skills and to prove its better to be lucky than good. These games are open to all with proper I.D. and a pocket of change. Try Water Aerobics Water Aerobics offers a great muscle-toning and cardio workout water. Classes are offered at The City of St. Pete Beach Family Aquatic Center Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-2:15 p.m. Cost is only $5 SPB residents and $6 nonresidents. Join anytime. This program will be accepts silver sneakers.

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44 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 By Cathy Salustri Three hours north of Pinel las County, at the end of a two lane road just below the mouth of the Suwannee River, Cedar Key farmers make their living. They dont farm sugar cane or cotton or any of Floridas other crops. No, on Cedar Key they do their farming in the Gulf of Mexico. In Cedar Key, they farm clams.WHAT: Cedar Key has reinvent ed itself more than once. Railroad magnate and Senator David Yulee dreamed of a railroad from Fernandina to Cedar Key. Just before the Civil War, Cedar Key, not Tampa Bay, had the starring role in Gulf ship ping. During the Civil War the Union overtook the key and shut down the rail line. Just after the war, Eberhard Faber (of pencil fame) took advan tage of then-abundant cedar. Repairs to the railroad allowed for commerce to return to the shipping port, but in 1886 Henry Plants railroad made Tampa, not Cedar Key, the major depot. Hurricanes Today, Cedar Key exists as part clam village, part tourist center. Although the large boardwalk at the edge of the key lures tourists, some of the best places to shop and eat are towards the center of the island. Coming into town youre assaulted with signs for fresh art galleries and shops housed in the business district (Dock and weathered wood and whimsy, painting a colorful collage of a Flor WHY: Cedar Key has no real beach and only one road in and out. As such, it still resembles a part of Flor ida long left behind by chain stores, high rises, and advertising agen cies. People talk about real Florida and Cedar Key delivers. Cedar Key has little to offer in terms of white sandy beaches and emerald water, but in terms of a thriving village by the sea and a slice of what WHO: The federal government established a wildlife preserve and the state runs a museum. Locals offer seafood and kayak tours as well as shopping, sightseeing, and an abundance of local color. WHERE: Just south of the Suwannee River, BEST part: Fresh Gulf clams. Theyre farmed in the Gulf, not wild, so the traditional rules about when its safe to eat them dont apply.WORST part: On your way into town youll see little more than an historical marker let ting you know a town named Rosewood used to thrive just east of Cedar Key. In a horrifying example of mans inhumanity to man, the thriving village ended with a racial town never repopulated. Stop by the historical marker and then visit Rose woodFlorida.com for more information.MAGIC Question: The town, of course is free. Clams can be had for as the car and grab as many as you can. Grilled Cedar Key Clams Rinse the sand from the clams and make sure theyre alive. The ones that arent closed tight should close if you rap it on the side of your sink. Give it a few moments; if it doesnt close, dont eat it. Put as many clams as you can eat on a hot barbecue grill. Putting them hinge-side-up will yield a drier, nuttier clam. Laying them on their sides will give you a grilled, slightly moist clam. Theyre done when the shells pop open. Serve with melted butter. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@TheGabber.com. From Railroads to Clams: One Fishing Villages Story

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Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 45 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 Lunch 11-3 Ron's Karaoke 7pm No Lunch Served Breakfast 8:30-11am Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Kitchen Open 11-2pm Dinner 4:30-6:30pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Lunch Served 11am-3pm Rons Karaoke 7pm THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Bar Bingo 7pm Food Served Fish & Chicken 6-8pm Geno 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Lee Jay Nelson 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm Pizza available All Day Wednesday Dinner Frank Caine 6:30-9:30pm Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Check with the Post for any upcoming events email post305@msn.com www.post305.org We invite Auxiliary members to attend our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. We welcome your ideas. Dinners are now served 4-30-6:30 Friday and Saturday. 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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46 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 Local ObituariesBLAIR, LORETTA "LIBBY", 75, of South Pasadena, passed away Dec. 29, 2012. Born in Brooklyn NY, Loretta came here in 1980 from Long Island NY. She was a member of Temple Beth-El, enjoyed playing Mahjong, and spending time with family and friends. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Harris; daughters, Andrea Clay (William), and Donna Jones (Thomas); and her cherished grandchildren, Allison, Jordan, Heather & Travis. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Chapel Hill Memorial Park, Largo. Donations in her memory would be appreciated to Temple BethCenter, Tampa. Online guestbook at davidcgross.com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911. WOOD, TERRY A., 67, St. Pete Beach passed away after a long illness on Dec. 20, 2012. He was the owner and operator of Quick Print on Seminole Boulevard for 31 years. Survivors include his wife, Yvonne of 43 years; two sons, TA and Todd. He was a loving papa to his three grandchildren, Chase, Halle & Josh Wood. Papa, we will always love you. P ASADENA Y ACHT & COUNTR Y CLUBY our opportunity to play the best greens in Pinellas County Pla y Monda y golf $50+tax per personNew Cart FleetCall 727-381TEES (8337) 2 da y ad v ance tee timesBoat slipsLimited number of slips av ailab le$7.00 a f oot plus electric. Call 727-365-8279 Give Your Career A Boost do something for yourself and your career? Give yourself a boost by attending a Gulfport Toastmaster Toastmasters is all about developing and demonstrating public speaking and leadership skills and increase that speaking is surprisingly fun! The weekly meetings offer an easy and effective way to practice speaking in front of a small group. You will see the results in your personal and professional life. It has been proven that the constructive feedback you receive at weekly meetings enhances what you already know and gives you the chance to practice new skills in a positive and supportive atmosphere. The meetings are every Wednesday evening 6:15-7:30 p.m. at The Gulfport Meeting Center, 5021 Tangerine Avenue S., Gulfport. Stop Toastmasters International is a that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. For more information, contact info@ gulfporttoastmasters.com, call 727537-9098 or visit our website at www. gulfporttoastmasters.com.

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Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 47 DAV ID R. MENDO ZA D .M.D .Pr ev e ntiv e and Cos metic Dentist ry Den tistr y f or t he en tire F am il y321-5346 GULFPOR TPROFESSIONAL BUILDINGConv eniently located across from Sav eALo t5026 5028 GULFPOR T BL VDDEDICA TED T O THE HEAL TH OF Y OUR FA MIL Y.NE W PA TI EN TS WE LC OM E!We N ow Accept : MetLi fe Delta Dental, Aer micus Li fe Guardian, Aetna, Asurant PPO, AARP & Medicare/Unite d Health Care, Liber ty and Dentema x GULFPOR T PR OFESSIONA L BLDG .51st STREETGULFP OR T BL VD SA VE A LO T Monday We dnesda y 8:30 5:00Thursday 8:30 1:00 Teen Council Announces SecretaryDylan Bierworth, Laura Karbowski, Zachary Teramae, Nolan Slone, Lauran Harker and Elizabeth Brown-Worthington. My name is Laura Karbowski and I am fourteen years old. I have had the pleasure of being in Teen Council for the last two years and this year I am the new secretary for the group. I will be updating you monthly on the new President Nolan Slone; our Vice President Zachary Teramae, and our Treasurer Lauran Harker. Our regular members include Elizabeth BrownWorthington and Dylan Bierworth. Our goal is to act as liaisons between the teens of Gulfport and the City. We work very hard and just to prove it to our community; we are required to put in at least 20 hours of community service. We would like to invite teens and other community members to come to our regular meetings and speak during the Public session held at the beginning of each meeting. The meetings are held in the City Council chambers on the second Wednesday of each month beginning at 4:45 p.m. We look forward to serving our city and the teens of our community. We are very appreciative of our community and the people who are in it. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Anyone interested in joining our group can do so by contacting our advisor Marivel Gutierrez for more information. Laura Karbowski Secretary Gulfport Teen Council

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48 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 Pet Rescue: A Message from Gulfports Get Rescued Volunteer Lynda ShehanBy Cathy Salustri Every year, Gulfports Get Rescued matches people with pets in downtown Gulfport. Lynda Shehan, who has volunteered with Gulfports Get Rescued since its inception nine years ago, has years of experience working with rescues. Gulfports Get Rescued vets participating rescues carefully and gives any complaints intense focus, quality rescue goes into matching a pet with a new home, Ms. Shehan says. If youre considering adopting a rescued dog or cat (or if you want to support one with money, time, or donations) she has some advice to help you make the best decisions for you and your future family member. 1. Study the breed you want People dont study the breed, Ms. Shehan says. They dont realize its a commitment. For example, if you dont want to exercise a dog, a highenergy dog like a Weimaraner could end right back at the shelter after a few weeks. 2. Consider age Ms. Shehan adopts older dogs because she cant bear the thought of them dying in a shelter or foster home. She suggests that older people looking for love seek out older dogs. They should never outlive us, she says, holding one such rescue in her arms. The tiny dog doesnt have all its teeth and its slender tongue slips out of her mouth as she dozes in her humans arms. in anybodys life is that you have somebody who loves you in the end, she says. When her aging chihuahuas reach the end of their lives, she holds them. I look them right in the eyes. 3. Get curious If you see someone walking a dog you like, ask them about the dog, then ask where they found the dog, Ms. Shehan suggests. Shes also a huge proponent of asking friends and acquaintances about their experiences with rescues. She suggests checking with the SPCA and the Humane Society of the United States as well. and often has animals available for adoption listed with photos on its rescues web site and send them an e-mail. 5. Investigate the rescue According to Ms. Shehan, it should take you between two and three months to research breeds, make sure your whole family will welcome a pet, get a training plan in place for a puppy or special needs dog, and let the rescue investigate you. In that time, you should check out the rescue to make sure youre dealing with a legitimate organization, she says. There are some bad rescues, she admits. Make sure the rescue can provide you with proof of a heartworm test, proof of whatever shots the veterinarian suggests, and an animal that is spayed or neutered. Vouchers to go and get the animal spayed or neutered yourself, she says, are not acceptable. Next, visit the rescue site where your prospective pet lives. Dont be shy about asking to see proof of the rescues 501c3. There is nothing wrong with crates but a crate is not a 24 hour living facility, Ms. Shehan says. Its a facility, when there is no supervision, to keep them safe. You have to see a couple dogs walking around. Its also crucial, she adds, that you can observe the pet you want to adopt interacting with other rescue dogs. 6. Plan for your dogs future Its a harsh reality, Ms. Shehan admits, that sometimes we die before our pets. Dont assume your kids or loved one will love your pet as much as you do, she says, and ask them if they would care for the dog or cat should your pet outlive you. This may, she says, be easier if you set up a small trust that makes provisions for the animals care. Many dogs, she says, get dropped at the pound or a rescue as an afterthought after grown kids have emptied the house and realize they have to do something with their parents beloved pet. How to help a rescue Theres no crime in knowing your limit with pets, Ms. Shehan says. If you cant take another pet, she says local rescues can still use your help. Heres her short list of how to help make a rescued animals life better: recurring donation through your month helps, Ms. Shehan says. food at the store and give it to the rescue. Many will even pick up such donations if you call and tell them you have food. litter for your favorite rescue. Ms. Shehan says Save Our Strays will come pick up litter. catnip, or any pet items on sale, buy them and give them to a local rescue. rescue, contact Gulfports Get Rescued for suggestions. Any rescue that participates in the annual Gulfport Merchants Association status. Those rescues, who receive all of the days proceeds, undergo the scrutiny of volunteers like Ms. Shehan. This years Gulfports Get Rescued takes place on February 9.

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Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 49 Grand Opening Under New Management SpecialFor A Limited Ti me only Monday Friday ALL Double Load Machines 7 am 7 pm $1.00 7 pm 7 am $1.25 All W eekend Long $1.50 1611 58th Street South / Gulfport, FL 33707 OPEN 24-7 Next to Gulfport Mini Mart All New MachinesBEST Prices in T ownY our Neighborhood Laundromat Enter the Talking Trash Birthday Contest Do you have a child who loves trash trucks, free cool stuff and fun things to do on their birthday? The City of Gulfport Public Works Department has created a chance to win a funparty for your childs next birthday. Extending the age category to 10 years old, they are now accepting applications for the next quarter. To enter, you must be a current resident of Gulfport, limited to children celebrating their 3rd 10th birthday. The lucky party winner will receive a birthday box that includes: 12 Customizable Invitations, a Garbage Party Idea sheet with photos and tips for decorations, food and games, twelve garbage themed Goodie Bags and a surprise visit from a City of Gulfport garbage truck. Deadlines for next quarter to apply: For a party in April, May & June, the application deadline is March 1st and the winner will be drawn March 15th. To enter the Were Talking Trash the entry form completely and mail to: The City of Gulfports Public Works Department, 2401 53rd St. S. Gulfport, FL 33707. You could also fax attention/Public Works Dept., fax number 727-893-1695, or email attachment to rcataldo@mygulfport. us. Other locations to pick up entry forms are the Gulfport Recreation Center at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. and the Gulfport Public Library at 5501 form online at www.mygulfport. us and scroll under latest news, then Were Talking Trash Birthday Contest (rules link below). For more information, contact 727-893-1089.

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50 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 Attorney/Legal Automotive Service POWER WINDOW & LOCK REPAIRMobile, licensed, gauranteed, call for free estimates. Save $20 mention this ad. AllPowerAuto.com 727-322-3050 Caregivers COMPANION/SITTER-Errands, Dr. Appts, 20yrs. Alzheimers Exp. Flexible hours/over nights/Respite. Lic. References Call Donna 727-954-7316. WILL ASSIST IN-Transportation, Appts. Pick-ups. Available for all your Transportation Needs. John 727-345-2648. CALL SUZIE 727-864-9923-Personal Care while Looking Out for Your Well Being. Personal Secretary, Errands/Transportation. Light Housekeeping/Laundry, Meal Preparation, Honest & Dependable. Licensed/Bonded. COMPASSIONATE CARE- For the needs of others at home or in facilities. Long Term, Short Term, Respite Care. 727-488-4586, 727-822-8445. Classes/Tutoring PIANO LESSONSFrom one of YOU TUBEs most popular pianists! 12 million+ views, 15,000+ subscribers worldwide. All ages/levels. 727-302-9101. www.bachscholar.com C leanest By Fa rrResidential Cleaning Commercial Cleaning Office Cleaning RV Cleaning Mo ve In / Mo ve Out Constr uction Cleaning Y acht Cleaning727-953-5294 Sa ve10% on Fir st Cleaning!402-890-9892 WENDYS CLEANING SERVICEIll clean your house like its mine. 20 Years Experience. Call for price, 727-481-8138. NATURALLY HOUSEPROUDResidential Cleaning Services. Natural plant based 100% biodegradable cleaning products used. Houses, condos, apartments & rentals. Services: One-Time, Weekly/bi-weekly, Monthly/bi-monthly, Move-in/Move-Out. Discounts Veterans & Seniors! Licensed/Bonded/ Insured. Free Estimates. Call 727-954-3332 or visit www.naturallyhouseproud.net. HEIDIS DETAILED CLEANINGSpecializing in Residential/Commercial, Carpet Cleaning, Windows, too. Available Weekends. Licensed/ Insured/Bonded. Please Call for free Estimate. Gift Certicates Available. www.stpetersburgcleaningcompany.com 727-254-1950. PERSONAL CLEANING EVERY TIME15 years experience. Very Detailed and organized. Carpet Cleaning. Windows. Residential, Move-Ins/Outs. Foreclosures, Rentals. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Honest, Reliable and Affordable, 727-648-7553 Computer Service TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). Electrical AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Handy Person CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Window Washing, 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.CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 25 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973. Accounting Cleaning/Housekeeping Computer Service PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.

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Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 51 HIS & HERS HELPING HANDSYou Name it, We do It. Auto Detailing, Errands, Holiday Decorating, House Cleaning, Lawn Service & More! Edward 727-331-4756 Cindy 727-798-6804. 10% Veteran and Senior Discounts. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. Heat/Air Conditioning $39.95 Service Call Special One per C ustomer C oupon only good M-F 8-5 Home Improvement 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.WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209. GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. CONCRETE BLOCK & BRICK WORKDriveways, Patios, Sidewalks & Slab Additions. Lic#C8057 & Insured. 30 Years Experience. 727-418-1701. A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Specialists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! For all Veterans up to $450* Rebate. Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996. Call for Details. Lawn/Landscape LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229. Handy Person Heat/Air Conditioning PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Home Improvement

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52 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 25 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792. Lic.#C8312. BBB Accredited. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. Plumbing LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. BEACH CONST & PLUMBING SERVICES#C7128. Senior Discounts, All Plumbing Needs. No Overtime Charges. 40+ yrs. Experience. 727-421-4903. Bill Strickland. SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508. Miscellaneous Service TOWN SHORES RESIDENT-Offers Airport Rides. Pick-up and Drop Off. Call Jerry 727459-4383. Donations. Help Wanted SHORT ORDER COOK & DISHWASHERBreakfast experience a plus. Must work Mornings and Weekends. Please apply in person starting Monday, Jan. 7th at Stellas Deli in Gulfport, 3119 Beach Blvd. EXTRA WORK, EXTRA DOLLARS,-Light Work. Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday PM. Hoyer, References. Cash. 727-546-1267 After 4pm.VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. !DM tickeled GW! Automotive PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. Got a Car Y ou W anna SellThe Good, The Bad The Ugly Call No w727-265-0058 REWARD $400MIN. $CASH NOW$For Junk or Used Cars Trucks Vans. Honest Same day service. Free Towing. 727-564-0831 or 727-458-3721. Furniture/Appliances ELECTRIC LOUNGE CHAIRRelax-A-Back. Upgraded Leather. Originally $2300. $750 obo. 609-408-0199 MURPHY WALL BEDAlmost new, white, queensize, comfortable mattress, solid construction, steel bed frame. 64 wide, 85 tall, 20 deep. $1250. Can help with local delivery. 727-492-9065. General 2-G SCALE HOPPER CARS$30/each. O Guage Freight Cars, $25/each. 1-Deisel Engine, $195. #1 Texaco Airplane, $28. 727-3473555. 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. PLEASE HELP! -My Son had a stroke and needs transport equipment. No insurance. Needs therapy etc. Marty Martin. 801 64th St. South. 727-614-6311 Marine BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach 727-641-6465. Pets/Animals LOVE DOGS?The Career that Loves You Back. Have you Considered Pet Grooming? Certied Vendor for Vocational Rehabilitation. www.academyofanimalarts.com 727-517-9546. Lawn/Landscape Plumbing PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Antiques

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Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 53 FLEA MARKET 5501 27TH AVE. S.-(Senior Center) Friday, Jan. 4th, 9:00am-12:00. SATURDAY RAIN OR SHINEGigantic Garage Sale, Rally & Jazzy Wheelchairs, MultiFamily! 8200 Gulf Blvd. SPB. 9-3p.m. 4534 21ST AVE. S.Saturday 9-? Furniture, Refrigerator, Boys/Girls/Womens Clothing & Shoes. Flat Screen Computer, TV & More! Lost & Found LOST CATBlack & White. Near Tangerine Skate Park. Missing 12/26. Neutered Male, Chip in Ear. REWARD 727-641-4961 SMALL 2BR/1BA HOUSEExcellent Gulfport Neighborhood, Includes W/D, 2 Car Driveway, $785/Mo. 1st & Last. Credit Check. 410-6599.BAYWAY ISLES PT. BRITTANYResort-style 55+ Community. Upper oor 2BR/2BA w/Water Views. Lovely Furnishings. No Pets, No Smoking 678-231-1667. FIVE TOWNS 55+Postcard like Waterview from 2BR/2BA Corner Unit. Eat-in Kitchen/ Full Dining room. Custom Window Treatments. Glass Enclosed Balcony. Laundry room Washer/Dryer/Storage. Gas, Water, Cable Included. Long Term with Option to Renew Yearly $925/ Mo. 727-347-6030 or 727-656-8800. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. GULFPORT SPACIOUS 1BR$650/Mo. Water/Trash included. Just remodeled, tile throughout, fresh paint, new tub, 1 story, laundry on site. 727-345-4875. ST. PETE2BR House3342 Carlisle Ave. S. City Gas, Large Kitchen, Fenced-In Yard. $650/Mo. $650/Security. 727-321-1793, 5027530. PRESTIGES PYCC-Beautiful 2BR/2BA Condo with Pond view from Balcony/Patio. W/D, Storm Shutters, Newer Appliances, Indoor Parking, Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Tennis, Golf, Clubhouse/Restaurant for your Dining Pleasure. Beautifully Decorated Lobby. Gated Community. Gorgeous Grounds to Stroll. Living at its Best! No Pets. Yearly, $1250/Mo. 727347-6030 or 727-656-8800. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. SEVERAL FAMILY READY HOMES-for Rent from 2BRs, 3BRs & 4BRs. Reasonable Rents, 1st and Last to Move in. Section 8 ok. Newly Painted, Clean. Most with Yards. Small Pet Ok with Deposit. Call for Appt. 727-565-5565. Furnished Rentals GULFPORT FULLY FURNISHEDDown to the silverware. 1/2 Duplex. 2BR/1BA. Newly Remodeled. Privacy Fence, Washer/Dryer. Lawncare. Free Cable, Water, TVs & DVDs. $1200/mo. 2 months $2200. (Joyce) 727-3270993. Before 9pm BELLAIRE BLUFFS CONDO2BR/2BA, Waterview, 4th oor, immaculate inside and out, heated pool & clubhouse amenities. Covered parking, $1500/Mo. Would consider seasonal. 727-391-8234. Accommodations to Share MATURE LADY TO RENT ROOM-in my Home. (Over 30). Private Bath, Cable, Kitchen & Laundry Privileges. Call 727-434-0645.. Cycles/Scooters Cycles/Scooters PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patron age in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ni net days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have Innite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You (Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over come All Difculties as You Did the Dragons at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times). This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Suc cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat ter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. G.F. Card of Thanks Yard/Garage Sale Real Estate for Rent

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54 Gabber January 3 January 9, 2013 ISLA CLUB BAHIA Fully Furnished. Most desirable building 2BR/2BA, Fitness center, magnicent viewsWatche the birds, dolphins and wildlife. 2-balconies. $3300/mo. Available now through February 727-867-5536. ShellRealty@aol.com WATER FRONT CONDOIncludes boat slip, Sail boat water. 1BR/1Ba. Completely Furnished, covered parking, W/D, 3-month min. rental. $1500/mo. Now available. 727-8675536 Vacation Rentals Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale 55+ MOBILE HOME-Great Location! 2BR/1BA, Central H/A, W/D, Carport & Shed. $7,000. Call 592-2107. SINGLE WIDEw/Add on room, 1BR/1BA, 55+, Very nice park, clubhouse, pool. Remod eled kitchen, all ceramic tile, carpeted bed room. $6000. 750SF. 609-457-9695. WATERFRONT & GATED BAY ISLANDSpacious, furnished 1/1, nicely remodeled, clubhouse & pool, close to shopping, but & beaches. Offered at $139,900. Call Karen Vo gel, 727-542-9384. PRUDENTIAL TROPICAL REALTY. Classied Ad ve rtising $450* for a 10 wor d ad. 20 each additional wor d.*Does not include Commercial or R eal Estat e A dvertising ** R un of the paper commercial advertising. 14 19 49th Str eet South, Gulfport, FL 33 70 7 A dvertising@theGabber .com 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5D isplay Ad ve rtising from $1720** per column inch

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