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Trimming, Cookies, and Caroling


Roman Herritt-Gibbons helps ready the Gulfport Historical
Society's tree for Christmas.
At last Friday night's tree-trimming and caroling party, Roman
Herritt-Gibbons brought his parents and his great grandmother,
Gulfportian Angela Herritt, to taste the cookies and trim the tree
(seen in the photo doing both simultaneously). While the Herritt-
Gibbons family helped the Gulfport Historical Society trim the
tree, others took a trolley tour of Gulfport's holiday lights and sang
carols.
Mr. Roman Herritt-Gibbons will turn three on December 23.

Gulfport Leisure Services
Director Resigns

...I :.. hAfter starting with Gulfport
as a 25-year-old in 1978, Parks
Lsand Recreation Superintendent
Dc Bob Williams has announced his
resignation.
dam Williams, who started as a
landscape technician at $4.33 per
I,. hour, now runs the city's leisure
services department. Locals
know both Williams and his
a massive fluffy dog, Boomer, both
Leisure Service of whom are common fixtures at
Director Bob Williams city events.
He told the Gabber the parks
department once served as a proving ground for city
employees.
"Back then, young kids started in the parks department.
That was the hardest job. If they made it through without
abusing sick leave and didn't get hurt all the time, other
departments would ask, 'Hey, what about this guy?
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Elections on
St. Pete Beach
By Cathy Salustri
On March 11, 2014, all St. Pete
Beach voters will choose a mayor
and two districts will choose
commissioners. The following six
residents have thrown their names
in the ring for public office:
Mayor
Steve McFarlin (incumbent)
Maria Lowe (Historic Preservation
board member)
District One Commissioner
Lorraine Huhn (incumbent)
Dr. Terri Finnerty (wife of former
Mayor Mike Finnerty)
District Three Commissioner
Incumbent Marvin Shavlan will
step down, leaving the seat open
for a newcomer.
Gregory Premer (former President
of Belle Vista Civic Association;
Recreation board member)
James Anderson (currently suing
St. Pete Beach over comprehensive
plan-related issues)

Gabber Deadlines
for Christmas and
New Year Holidays

For the first time since 2002,
Christmas and New Year's fall
on Wednesday.
Because of these mid-week
Holidays, the Gabber will have
a short deadline.
For the next two Gabber issues,
the deadline will be Monday at
5 p.m. for all advertising.
Article submissions must be
in by Monday at noon for both
weeks.
Delivery will be on Thursday
and Friday both weeks.
The Gabber staff wishes health
and happiness to all its readers
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Leisure, from front page
He applied for a job with us.' I'd
lose all my best people to other
departments."
Last year, In an article about
Mr. Williams' service, City Manager
Jim O'Reilly praised Williams.
"Bob is a very personable employee
who has developed a wonderful
rapport with the community,"
City Manager O'Reilly said. "The
community knows they can count on
him when they are planning an event.
Bob has significant 'institutional
knowledge' he knows a lot of the
history on how we got to certain
places."
Mr. Williams has not yet announced
when he plans to leave the city.

Seniors' Chat Room
The Seniors' Chat Room is having
an Around the World Show & Tell
party. Bring your past and present
gifts. All are invited. Join them at
2 p.m. this Friday, December 20th
at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501
27th Avenue S.


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Ballot Order for Ward
Three Elections
On the March ballot for the Ward
Three council seat, the Supervisor of
Elections will list Paul Ray's name
first. At the Tuesday night council
meeting by a lot drawn by Gulfport
City ClerkLesleyDeMuth determined
the ballot order. The ballot will list
Yolanda Roman's name second.

Free Art Friday
Finders Keepers! Imagine you're
strolling down the street, minding
your own bees wax, and then, wow!
There it is, off to the side of the
street. It's on a random store front or
window. It'shangingfrom alamppost.
It's sitting on a bench. And it catches
your eye because it's a random,
striking piece of art in a place where
there probably shouldn't be art. And
there's a tag on it that says "Free
art. I'm yours. Take me home." Too
cool, right? Free Art Friday (FAF) is
a massive global Free Art movement
where Artists from around the globe
are creating original pieces of art for
the community to enjoy, find a home


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for and cherish as a unique gift from
the creator.
FATF Gulfport dates will be
randomly selected, so be sure to like
our Facebook page, Free Art Friday
Gulfport, for upcoming dates and
times!
Etiquette for FAF and this type of
free art exhibition is to not take more
than one piece of art per person from
the display so please try and follow
this polite rule so that as many
people as possible get to enjoy the art
on offer.
Artists: Here's how it works:
1. Create a piece of art. Drawing,
painting, poetry, etc.
2. Write on an attached tag "free art
to take home and enjoy" or something
as lovely. Adding artist name, email,
or web address is optional.
3. Place somewhere in public. Easy
or hard, it's up to you.
4. Some make a game out of it and
leave clues on Twitter, Facebook,
geocache, or make it a scavenger
hunt.
5. This is not an exclusive group or
movement, anybody can join in. This
means you!






Raises for Council
Gulfport councilmembers could get
their first raise in over a decade.
Tuesday night three of the city's five
elected officials voted to raise their
pay.
"It makes sense to me," Ward Four
Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon
said, pointing out that council once
consisted of "all retirees" but now
had "a lot of professionals."
Councilwoman Christine Brown and
Vice Mayor Dan Liedtke voiced their
opposition to the raise, as did one
resident. The Ward Four councilman,
Michael Fridovich, suggested the
raise in a meeting earlier this year.
"There is a form of realistic
compensation," Ward Four
Councilman Michael Fridovich said,
dismissing the notion that anyone
would take the job for the money.
"We're doing this because we like
doing this. If we were going to be fair
about this, we would have suggested
a much larger number."
Councilman Salmon toldconstituents
she estimated her hours at 562 per
year. Mayor Henderson agreed with
Councilmembers Fridovich and
Salmon.
"It would do me a little bit of good to
compensation for the time that we do
put in," Mayor Sam Henderson said.
The ordinance will raise council
pay from $600 per month to $850 per
month; the mayor will make $1,000
per month.
Council last received a raise by
unanimous vote in 2000, when the
mayor's pay went from $600 to $800.


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Earlier in Gulfport's history, such
raises went before the voters for
approval.

Get your City of
Imagination Calendar
The City of Imagination is proud to
present their annual fundraising wall
calendar, a Flock of Artists, featuring


the work of thirteen Gulfport artists!
This year's calendar, conceived and
designed by COI vice president Ciara
Carinci, includes work by Nancy
Cervenka, Patsy Aguero, Stone
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A Closer Look at your
Social Security Benefits
Attention Baby Boomers! Are you
thinking about retirement? Are you
planning to take early retirement?
Are you not sure if you will be able
to retire comfortably? You are not
alone! Many pre-retirees haven't
saved enough money on their own,
and they worry about how they will
bridge the income gap between their
Social Security benefits and what
they'll actually need.
On Monday, January 6th at
5:30 p.m., Scott O'Berry, Financial
Advisor will be meeting at the
Gulfport Senior Center to help you
make informed decisions about your
future based on your Social Security
benefit options and how much money
you may need from other sources to
supplement your retirement income.
Must be a registered Gulfport Senior
Center member. Membership is easy
and free for all individuals 50 years
of age or older. For more information,
please contact Rachel at 727-
893-1231.


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Stretch and Tone
Starting January 7th Jean's popular
exercise class will return to Gulfport
Recreation Center. Classes are
on Tuesday and Thursdays from
9-10 a.m. and are $3 per class. Bring
a mat and weights to class. Please
call Jean at 727-302-1016.

Gov. Scott appoints
Realtors to FREC
Governor Rick Scott announced two
appointments and one reappointment
to the Florida Real Estate Commission
(FREC), subject to confirmation by
the Florida Senate.
Roger Enzor with Real Estate
Counselors Inc. in Pensacola recently
took the position of FREC's new chair.
Poul Hornsleth with Caldwell Realty
in Gulfport is the new vice chair.
Scott appointed Richard "Dick" Fryer
of Lake Mary a real estate broker
and president of Southern Style Real
Estate Inc. to FREC. He succeeds
Richard DeNapoli and is appointed
for a term beginning Dec. 13, 2013,
and ending Oct. 31, 2017.
Claude "Chip" Boring III, president
of Re/Max Realty Plus in Sebring,
also was reappointed for a term
beginning Dec. 13, 2013 and ending
Oct. 31, 2017.
Another Realtor already serves on
FREC: Darla Furst with Michael
Saunders & Company in Sarasota.
Elias Chotas, 66, of Edgewood, an
attorney with Dean, Mead, Egerton,
Bloodworth, Capouano, Bozarth PA,
was appointed to succeed Michael
Guju for a term beginning Dec. 13,
2013, and ending Oct. 31, 2016.


Antique Frames
The Connoisseurs Choice
I Joseph Lehn has recently moved his framing
business and collection of 2000 antique frames
from Baltimore MD to Gulfport FL.
Most frames in the collection are less expensive I
than the soul-less "chop molding" examples I
offered at contemporary frame shops.
Call or Email to arrange
a visit to my studio at
1508 51st Street S in Gulfport

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Tuesday, December 24th
Christmas Eve Dinner
Suggested seatings are 5:30-7-and 8:30pm
For reservations call 727-346-9800

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Choice of Seared Diver ScaCwop with
goat cheese PoCenta or Butternut Squash Bisque
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Gulfport's Third
Saturday Art Walk
Shop local for interesting last
minute gift selections in Gulfport's
Waterfront Art District on Saturday,
December 21st from 6-10 p.m.
Gulfport's authentic "Old Florida"
atmosphere will provide a unique
and relaxing shopping experience
for visitors of all persuasions.
Marvel at the work of artists and
craftsmen, as well as authors and
entertainers stretched over a half-
mile up and down scenic Beach
Boulevard. Live musicians including


the Urban Gypsies, the Double M
Band, and others will be appearing
at venues throughout the Art
Village. While browsing the art and
craft booths, visitors may also enjoy
Gulfport's unique shops, boutiques,
galleries and restaurants. There
is no admission fee for visitors and
complimentary parking is available
nearby with courtesy trolley rides
available from off-site parking
areas. Gulfport events are pet and
family friendly. Experience a dining,
shopping and cultural experience
unlike any other. The event is located
near the surrounding area of 3129


Beach Blvd. S. For more information,
follow on Facebook www.facebook.
com/GulfportArtWalk, visit www.
GulfportMA.com or call 727-
322-5217.

Forget-Me-Not
Grief Group
Loss can be devastating and often
individuals are unsure as to how they
should process their grief. A focus
group is meeting the second Monday
of every month at 5:30 p.m. at the
Gulfport Senior Center. Discuss your
feelings and learn appropriate ways
to express your bereavement while
learning techniques for coping with
the feelings associated with the loss
and gain a sense of empowerment.
This service is provided by Coast's
Older American's Program. Must be
a registered Gulfport Senior Center
member. Membership is easy and
free for all individuals 50 years of
age or older. For more information,
please contact Rachel at 727-
893-1231.


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t' Only a few days left until Christmas. Come on in and
'H P shop our wonderfully eclectic booths and store fronts
for greal bargains on movies, antiques, coUllectibles,
jewelry, lools, clothing, and shabby chic stuff and
other quality merchandise at yard sale prices.
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City of Gulfport
Sanitation Holiday Schedule

CHRISTMAS DAY NEW YEAR'S DAY
Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 Wednesday, January lst, 2014

No yard waste pickup this week, No yard waste pickup this week
Regular trash pickup on the remaining Regular trash pickup on the remaining
days of the week will remain on schedule, days of the week will remain on schedule.


Please recycle your Christmas tree.
Trees will be chopped and processed into mulch then made available to
residents at The Neighborhood Center located at 1617 49th Street South.
STo prepare your tree for recycling:
S- *Remove all decorations, including hooks, garland, uinsel and lights.
Place tree at curb or alley for regularly scheduled Wednesday yard waste
Pickup. Do NOT bag or place tree in can.
B For multiple-dwelling units, place your tree near the dumpster without
Ple a~ blocking access to it.
Please call 727.893.1089 if yDU have any questions.







Gift Wrapping to
Benefit Shelter
You can eliminate the hassle of
gift wrapping when you have your
presents decorated by Save Our
Strays volunteers. Their creative
wrappers will be at Sears Tyrone
Mall Friday, December 20th through
Tuesday, December 24th. Hours are
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through
Monday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on
Tuesday, December 24th. Their elves
will be set up inside Sears near the
store's escalators. Save Our Strays
is a non-profit, no-kill feline rescue
organization; a donation for their
animals is requested. For details call
a volunteer at 727-871-0888.

Tuesday Market
Open for Holidays
The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh
Market will be open for the holidays!
Holiday hours for both December
24th and December 31st are 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Over 70 vendors will be at
Market both dates. Come find your
last minute holiday must-haves at
the area's finest fresh Market!
Open year-round, rain or shine, the
Market features some of the area's
finest hands-on owner-vendors with
products ranging from one of a kind
artwork to fresh, local produce. The
Market lines Beach Blvd. in the
historic downtown area of Gulfport
from 29th Ave. to Shore and features
live musicintwolocations. Customers
will find virtually everything they
need for last minute gift giving
and holiday entertaining including





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Urban Survivor
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Take the Urban Survivor Bootcamp
Fitness challenge and it will be the
most intense and most rewarding
workout you have ever experienced.
Urban Survivor Bootcamp Fitness
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high-intensity anaerobic exercise,
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regardless of physical fitness level
or experience. Classes are Tuesdays
from 6:15-7:15 p.m. at the Gulfport
Recreation Center. Cost is $10 per
class. Call 727-550-7185.


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Gulfport Little League, Presents Breakfast with Santa
Hosted by: Pia's Trattoria Gulfport
December 21,2013 9am -11am

Please come out and have a jolly ole time with Santa.
You can have your picture taken and eat a gourmet breakfast.
All you can eat: eggs, toast, sausage, bacon,
pancakes, Italian frittata, juice and coffee.
Meet the new 2013-2014 Little League board members.
Don't forget to bring your Christmas list for Santa!



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baseball /soft ball equipment, uniforms and pay for charter. For more Information,
call Fundraising Officer Denise Lowe 813-325-8637


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lidays" and (Sammie's) on Gulfport Blvd.; City
sic. Now it of Gulfport; Gulfport Merchant's
colors that Association; Home Depot, Tyrone
s for safety Blvd.; Marsha Warner; McDonald's
a way to of Gulfport; Stella's Deli.
once again The Gulfport Community came
id the crew. together again to show that "many
hands and big hearts can make a
Jill Poorman difference" and indeed they did!
Rose-Marie Seawall, President
Margarete Tober, Vice President
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Health, Fitness,
Nutritional
Professionals Wanted
Submitted by Mike Calamari
We are gearing up for the 3rd
Annual Prostate Cancer 5K Run
& Walk being held on Saturday,
January 4th, 2014. This year will be
bigger and better. In addition to the
race we will have live music and food.
There will be a Mini Health-Fitness-
Nutrition Fair open to the public on
Friday, January 3rd.
If you are in the health care, fitness
or nutrition fields and would like to
book a table or want more information
about the fair or event sponsorship,
contact Coach Mike Calamari at 727-
638-2389 or email to coachmike64@
gmail.com.

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Boating Class
There will be an About Boating
Safely (ABS) class on Saturday,
January llth from 8 a.m. until
5 p.m. (approx.) at the USCG
Auxiliary Training Center Building,
3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport.
Cost is $40 per student and includes
all books and materials. There will
be an hour lunch break, plus breaks
between chapters. Upon completion
of the course the student will receive
a 8x10 framing certificate, a wallet
card from the USCG Auxiliary and
the "bobber card" from the State of
Florida. For reservations or questions
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Tow to Go is Available
To help make sure everyone has a
safe ride home, AAA and Bud Light
will offer the Tow to Go program
for the holidays. The program is
designed to help discourage an
intoxicated driver from getting
behind the wheel. Anyone, AAA
member or not, can call for a Tow to
Go ride, December 20 January 1.
Tow to Go Services: confidential local
ride within a 10-mile radius to a safe
location; free and available to both
AAA members and non-members,
and the AAA tow truck takes the
vehicle and the driver home. Call
855-286-9246.

Bridge 101 Class
If you have always wanted to learn
how to play Bridge but have been
afraid that it's too difficult, then
come on over to the Gulfport Senior
Center and join the Bridge 101 class
that meets on Monday morning at
11 a.m. This class is for those who
know nothing or almost nothing
about Bridge. Learn how to bid and
all the tricks to playing.


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Must be a registered Gulfport Senior
Center member. Membership is easy
and free for all individuals 50 years
of age or older. For more information,
please contact Rachel at 727-
893-1231.

Yoga anyone?
Gulfport Recreation center currently
has five Yoga offerings to choose from.


Hatha Flow is offered Mondays from
9-10 a.m. and Wednesdays from
5 to 6:15 p.m. Morning Yogas is
on Wednesday from 9-10 a.m. and
Evening Yoga on Wednesdays from
6:30-7:45 p.m. The cost for these
classes are $10 per class. Chair
Yoga is offered on Friday from
10-11 a.m. and the cost is $7 per class
or $25 if you pay for the entire month.
Please call 727-893-1079.


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rescue festival and fundraiser, is
preparing for its 10th annual event
to take place on Saturday, February
22nd from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This
popular event has evolved from one
block and a handful of animal rescue
groups in its first year to a popular
and festive event representing
rescue groups from throughout the
region. Gulfport's Get Rescued is
one of the largest animal rescue


events in the state, with all profits
to benefit participating non-profit
rescue groups. Animal rescue
organizations, many appearing with
adoptable pets, take over Beach Blvd.
to raise money and awareness for
their causes. Additionally, animal-
related vendors, artists and crafters
offer their wares to festival-goers.
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Each year, thousands of attendees,
many accompanied by their own
canine companions, make their way
to Gulfport to participate in what
has become a beloved tradition.
Well-behaved pets and their leashed
people are welcome! The daytime
event is free for the public to attend,
with plenty of free parking in and
around the area.
For more information on
Gulfport's Get Rescued, visit www.
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Local Jewelry
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Domain Home Accessories & Gallery
will host a reception showcasing the
work of award-winning St. Petersburg
jewelry artist Valerie Brandli during
its next "Meet the Artists" event on
Saturday, December 21st, 6 p.m.
until 10 p.m. Valerie will be on hand
to meet visitors and discuss her
work, and will be bringing many
extra selections of her jewelry and
other art work to display and sell
for one night only. Complimentary
hors d'oeuvre, holiday treats and
beverages will be offered during
the event. A special musical guest
for the evening, saxophonist Henry
Ashwood, will play jazz and holiday
standards.
Valerie Brandli's original jewelry
designs have been carried by
Domain since its inception, and
they continue to be popular. Her
charming "ear dragon" earrings
have been an affordable best seller
for many years, and are one of
several of Valerie's nature and spirit-
inspired designs. Beyond jewelry,
Valerie also creates other multi-
media art pieces, including stone
and wire "Earth Angels." Her Living
Arts Studio expresses a mission of
"creatively and collectively revealing
the Light within all people through
expressions of love, beauty, humor
and self discovery." Valerie grew up
in small-town Wisconsin, but has
been living out her "second childhood"
in St. Petersburg for over 20 years.
She has also displayed and sold her
jewelry and art work for many years


at St. Petersburg's popular Saturday
Morning Market.
Domain Home Accessories, with its
large variety of unique art, d6cor,
jewelry, cards, home goods and more,
has been one of Gulfport's most
treasured retailers for over 12 years.
"& Gallery" opened last year in the
adjacent space and showcases the
work of over 40 local and regional
artists in a variety of media. "Meet
the Artists" events at "& Gallery"
occur during Gulfport's popular


third Saturday Art Walk. Artists
and artisans line the sidewalks of
scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk
evenings. Independent shops and
boutiques, live glassblowing at the
Industrial Arts Center, live music
venues, street performers, and
Gulfport's popular restaurants are
all part of the lively Art Walk scene.
Parking in the waterfront village is
free and convenient. Contact Daniel
Hodge, 727-366-4086.


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Artwork Tops off
Celebration Wall
The Gulfport Senior Center
Foundation, and the Gulfport Senior
Center are looking forward to the
installation of artwork specifically
designed to visually define the
original intent of the Celebration
Wall. The Wall was built in 2010,
and designed as a place to celebrate
special life events, people, places


or things that are or have been
meaningful in our lives. The Wall is
located on the grounds of the Senior
Center at 5501 27th Avenue S., and
can be seen as you head north on
Beach Blvd. towards 22nd Ave. S.
The Foundation engaged local
resident and artist Jonathan Schork
to lead the project. The design is
created to attract attention to the
Wall with its vibrant green leaves
and brightly colored tiger lilies. It


will signify ongoing life, growth, and
speak of the vibrancy of those inside
the Center and out. A spotlight will
be placed to highlight it at night.
There were originally a total of 85 -
12"x12" full tiles, and 17 half tiles
measuring 12"x 6" tiles available for
inscription. There are now 71 full
tiles and 17 half tiles available for
purchase.
The cost to purchase a full tile is
$125 and a half tile, $75. Each
purchase is a donation to the Senior
Center Foundation, (a 501C3
charitable non-profit organization
established in 2004). The Foundation
is the fundraising arm of the Senior
Center, enhancing programs and
services offered there. The Center is
owned and operated by the City of
Gulfport.
A tile on the Wall is the perfect gift
any time of year. As the holidays fast
approach, consider purchasing your
own celebratory tile. Your tile will
make its own statement for years to
come, and your donation will help to
support the Mission of the Gulfport
Senior Center Foundation.
Please contact the Foundation office
by phone at 727-592-1933 or email
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St. Petersburg Aglow Lighthouse
invites you to come out and hear
their speaker, Judy Larose at their
Christmas meeting on Saturday,
December 21st at Habachi Buffet,
7610 49th Street N. in Pinellas
Park from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Judy
is presently serving as President
of Spring Hill Lighthouse. Before
she retired, she was a teacher at
St. Petersburg Christian and
Northside Christian schools. She will
speakon"GodhasaPlanfor your Life...
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If council approves a loan, contractors
could fix Gulfport's aging sewers by
the end of 2015.
At Tuesday night's council meeting,
councillors heard the second of two
presentations.
The first presentation, heard at
the December 3 meeting, came
from ConEdison Solutions. ConEd
Solutions' program would allow
Gulfport to borrow the money over up
to 20 years. ConEd representatives
told Gulfport the city would save
money annually with the sewer
improvements but if it did not,
ConEd would pay the difference. For
example, if ConEd projects the city
would save $200,000 a year from
the improvements but only saved
$100,000, ConEd would have to write
the city a check for $100,000.
While ConEd estimated the city
would save 75 million gallons and
$200,000 per year, last night's
presenters, who spoke on behalf of a
state loan, disagreed with ConEd's
numbers.
"Something just doesn't work there...
I think their 75 million gallons is on
the upper range," Dr. Robert Brown,
with Cardno Engineering, the firm
that would assist the city with the
sewer overhaul, said. His estimates
for repairs also didn't agree with
those given by ConEd.
The state's revolving loan fund, one
the city considered in recent years
but a former council rejected, offers
the city 2.5% on 20 year term loan.
Cardno (formerly Tampa Bay
Engineering) anticipates the city
would need $1.5 million to perform
an initial survey of what repairs the
sewer system needs. That amount,
Cardo said, should also cover any
repairs needed to perform the survey.
It will not cover the cost of repairing
and replacing the entire sewer system;
the city will not know the cost until
the initial assessment (survey) gets
completed.
Theinitialrepairs andthe assessment,
mentioned above, would cost Gulfport
$119,000 per year to repay if the city
wrote bonds to finance the repairs.
The state's revolving loan plan would
offer Gulfport a lower payment of just
over $98,000 per year, according to
Dan Berryhill, the principal in the
company that will consult with the
city to get the state loan.
Gulfport's sanitary sewer system,


over 50 years old, has "exceeded
the normal life expectancy for a
wastewater collection system,"
according to Gulfport's Public Works
director, Don Sopak.
Although the city budgets annually
for repairs, Mr. Sopak told council
that wasn't enough money. He told
council in a memo the "current level
of funding is not adequate to stem the
problems occurring in the operation
of the system. This is reflected in
the fact that over the years the flows
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point about one third of the total
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continue with the process of applying
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Table Tennis is Back
The City of Gulfport Recreation
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Tennis on Tuesday mornings from
10:30 a.m. to noon. Anyone who is
interested in playing should come to
the Recreation Center and register.
The one-time fees are $2 for Gulfport
residents and $22 for non-residents.
You must have your own equipment.
Call 727-893-1068.

Gulfport Getaways
No need to be a GEMS member
to enjoy the new monthly Gulfport
Getaways.
Join your Senior Center friends as
you enjoy a tranquil visit and guided
tour of the world famous botanical
attraction, Sunken Gardens on
Tuesday, January 14th. The Gardens
currently contain over 500 species of
tropical and subtropical plants with
pools and cascading waterfalls, lushly
planted in a collection of more than
50,000 tropical plants and flowers.
Call GEMS at 727-893-2242 more
information and to reserve your seat
before January 8th. GEMS members
pay $10, non-GEMS members
$12. Price includes roundtrip
transportation and admission. Must
have at least 15 riders.
Must be a registered Gulfport Senior
Center member. Membership is easy
and free for all individuals 50 years
of age or older. Call Rachel at 727-
893-1231.

Free Monthly Memory
Screening Clinic
Are you concerned about your
memory? Peggy Macaluso with
Alzheimer's Association is offering
a great and valuable resource to the
Gulfport Senior Center members.
The second Monday of every month,
beginning January 13th, from 9 a.m.
to 12 noon Peggy will be conducting
free and confidential memory
screenings as well as advice and
information.
You must call 727-893-1231 to
schedule your screening.
Must be a registered Gulfport Senior
Center member. Membership is easy
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The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport
Library has a wonderful holiday
gift idea for you. The Book Lover's
Calendar 2014 (Workman Publishing)
is available for sale at the library for
$10. This is a real bargain as the
recommended retail price is $12.99.
Each day features a capsule review of
a classic, biography, history or a self-
help title and provides suggestions
for further reading. The Book Lover's
Calendar 2014 makes a wonderful
stocking stuffer. You may purchase
your calendar at the circulation desk
at the Gulfport Library, 5501 28th
Avenue S. and, while you are at the
library, please visit the Book Shop
for a wonderful selection of books for
sale.

Women's Self Defense
Don't be a victim. In today's society
self-defense is more important than
ever. Urban Survival JiuJitsu's street
self-defense program is a no holds
barred system of survival combat.
Come out and learn the methods


that will best protect yourself against
various levels of aggression. Classes
are held on Thursdays from 6:30 to
7:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Recreation
Center. The cost is $10 per class and
start in January. Please call Donnie
at 727-550-7185 or Michelle at 727-
320-2759 with any questions.

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Saturday, December 21st: North
by Old Northeast Walking Tour.
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Old Northeast neighborhood. The
tour ends at the Vinoy Hotel, decked
out in all of its holiday splendor
where a Vinoy docent will meet the
group to complete the tour.
Saturday, December 28th:
Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood.
Tour starts and ends at Craftsman
House Gallery, 2950 Central Ave.
Work off the holiday calories and
take a stroll through Kenwood,
the premiere historic bungalow
neighborhood, listed on the National
Register of Historic Places. The tour
will include a stop in a restored
bungalow.
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The So Classic Car Show will be
held on February 8th from 11 a.m. to
6 p.m. on the Tangerine Greenway,
49th St. and 18th Ave. S. in Gulfport.
Early registration costs $15, or
$20 at the gate. Gates will open at
7 a.m. Over 60 awards will be given.
Event also features food, games, live
entertainment and a large kiddy
area.
Vendors and sponsors can contact
49th Street South Business
Association at www.So49.org or
JsrTraining@aol.com. For your
application or entry form call Phil at
727-327-3509.

Call for Vendors
"Island Festival", an annual event
celebrating culture of the South
Pinellas Gulf Beach Communities,
willbeheldat Gulf Beaches Historical
Museum, 115 10th Avenue, St. Pete
Beach, on March 1st, 2014. Artists,
crafters and antique/collectible
vendors are invited to participate.
There will be space for 40 vendors
in Pass-a-Grille park adjoining
the museum. There is no fee, but a
donation wouldbe greatly appreciated
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You Are Always Welcome
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am
, Nursery Available
1 Adult Sunday School
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Christmas Eve
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Pass-A-Grille Beach Community
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services on Christmas Eve, December
24th: a family service at 4 p.m. and
traditional candle-light services at
7p.m. andlOp. m.For moreinformation
on the services and other activities,
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Grief Share support group will
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on January 3rd through March 24th.
Call 727-343-7747.

Come Hear a
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St. Petersburg Community Church
invites you to enjoy a Christmas
musical, The Gift Goes On, presented
by the Worship Team on Sunday,
December 22nd at 10 a.m. Along
with the music will be a visual
presentation celebrating the birth of
Christ. They invite you to celebrate
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The holiday season is a time for fun
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members of the community not to
forget pets at this time of year.
Securely anchor your Christmas
tree so it doesn't tip and fall, causing
possible injury to your pet. This will
also prevent the tree water-which
may contain fertilizers that can
cause stomach upset-from spilling.
Stagnant tree water is a breeding
ground for bacteria and your pet
could end up with nausea or diarrhea
if consumed.
* Kitties love tinsel- sparkly, light-


catching "toys" that is easy to bat
around and carry in their mouths.
But a nibble can lead to a swallow,
which can lead to an obstructed
digestive tract, severe vomiting,
dehydration and possible surgery.
It's best to brighten your holidays
with something other than tinsel.
Do not feed your pets chocolate
or anything sweetened with xylitol.
Make sure to keep your pets away
from the table and unattended food,
and be sure to secure the lids on
garbage cans.
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Hold the leftovers. Fatty, spicy
and other human foods should not be
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can cause serious and even deadly
problems for dogs and cats.
Don't leave lighted candles
unattended. Pets may burn
themselves or cause a fire if they
knock candles over. Be sure to use
appropriate candle holders, placed
on a stable surface. If you leave the
room, put the candle out.
If your celebration includes
adult holiday beverages, be sure
to place your unattended alcoholic
drinks where pets cannot get them.
If ingested, your pet could become
weak, ill and may even go into a
coma, possibly resulting in death
from respiratory failure.
Give your pet their own quite
space to retreat-complete with
fresh water and a place to snuggle.
Shy pups and cats might want to
hide out under a piece of furniture,
in their carrier or in a separate room
away from the excitement.
As you count down to the New
Year please keep in mind that strings
of thrown confetti can get lodged in a
cat's intestine, if ingested, requiring
surgery. Noisy poppers and fireworks
can terrify pets and cause possible
damage to sensitive ears.
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Merry Christmas from
Sophie's Thrift Shop
Merry Christmas to all of their loyal
customers and dedicated, awesome
volunteers who keep their shop
running like a well-oiled machine,
and to all friends and neighbors for
their donations that keep the shop
full of interesting things to purchase.
They still have a large inventory of
Christmas items waiting to move
all priced reasonably. They will be
open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday
(20th),and Saturday (21st). If you
have not yet visited Sophie's Attic
Thrift Shop, a mission outreach of
First United Methodist Church-
Gulfport, you will find them near the
corner of 53rd St. and 28th Ave. S.

BCHS Alumni College
and Career Day
Recent alumni to share college,
career experiences with Boca Ciega
High students. Dozens of recent
Boca Ciega High School graduates
will return to campus on Thursday,
December 19th to share their college
and career experiences with current
students. The event will include
panel discussions, Socratic seminars


and question and answer sessions.
Approximately 50 graduates
representing dozens of colleges,
as well as branches of the Armed
Forces, will speak to students at
the second annual Alumni College
and Career Day that will be held
throughout the school day on
Thursday, Dec. 19 at the school at
924 58th St. S, Gulfport. Topics will
include: transitioning from high
school to college or career; living
away from home; improving study
tips; financial aid and scholarships;
communication with teachers and
professors; and how to balance
academics and extracurricular
activities.


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dances such as Salsa, Merengue,
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needed. Classes are Tuesdays from
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By Holiday Mathis
Don't put the best of your energy
into fixing things. They're probably
not really broken. What seems like
a cosmic misalignment is likely
just a distortion. Mercury enters
Capricorn, and sky-high ideals are
reflected unexpectedly in the choppy
waters of reality. But just because
things don't appear as you intended
doesn't mean they aren't beautiful
and great in their own way. h.liil.. -,
pass with the clouds. All is moving
along.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
The people you support give back
to you, though not in obvious ways.
They add structure and meaning
to your life. They help you realize
your capabilities and gifts. They
call forward your better angels. The
latter week will be most relaxing.
You've needed this rest for a while,
and it will rejuvenate your spirit.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
You don't need a blank page in order
to write a new chapter. Maybe the
formatting isn't ideal, but the new
chapter will start wherever you decide
it does. Announce the beginning
in some way, either privately or
publicly. Give it a name. Make up
a ritual to mark this moment as the
start of something important.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
Matters of preference will arise. If
you're going to have good taste in
something, have good taste in people
-- it will influence your experience
more than any aesthetic value ever
could. Do all you can to enrich quality
relationships. You can't always
choose with whom you interact, but
you can choose how.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your
manner of behaving enforces rules
you learned long ago, some of which
no longer apply. Can you put your
beliefs aside for a while and imagine
what it would be like to believe
differently? If you can do this, you'll
see that some of your efforts are
unnecessary and may be keeping
you from what you really want.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You can
only act on your inner promptings if


you can actually hear them. This
is hard now. There's so much noise
to sort through, dampen or simply
ignore. Simplify. If you make that the
main goal of your week, you'll have
accomplished something that will
help you close out the year strong.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You
only subscribe to the magazines you
think you're going to read, and you
approach your friendships in the
same way. But there's a wild card
who wants your attention this week.
You might not think this person is
going to be a key player in your life,
but that's where you're wrong. Open
your heart to the possibilities.
GEMINI (I I.iy 21-June 21). Take a
step back and assess your position.
You're not where you think you
are. The game you're playing has
changed. Whatever worked last time
will be less effective this time, if it
works at all, but a new strategy will
give you results beyond what you
were hoping for.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You
won't get the prize at the finish as
quickly as you thought you would,
but your journey through this puzzle
hasn't been in vain. With a bit of
luck, you'll wind up back at the
beginning with all the knowledge
you need to go quickly through the
maze again, this time knowing the
way and having a lot more fun.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll
describe your problem in detail
and be halfway to solving it. Note
that complaining and describing
a problem are not the same. Your
understanding of the difference is
what will set you apart from others
who have the same problem. Many
will be helped when you share your
breakthroughs this week.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Sarcasm
is the lowest form of wit -- it doesn't
take an especially clever thought
process to say the exact opposite
of what is meant and add a snarky
attitude. You know the secret this
week: When in doubt as to how to
be witty, the best choice is not to try
to be witty at all. More caring and
compassion is better.


LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Memory
is distortion. Even those with the
best memories can't recall what
happened as seen from another
person's point of view. This week,
as you share a verbal history with
loved ones, look back at the pictures,
too. Photos will surprise you, bring
validity to a story and ultimately
serve as a bonding agent.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There
are many trivial enterprises that
require remarkable mental processes
to master. Are they worthy of the
effort? If you feel drawn to them,
then absolutely. Using your gifts,
even for trivial pursuits, keeps them
sharp and ready for when you really
will need them.
This Week's Birthdays: You're
not afraid of hard work, and you'll
accomplish much because you don't
give too much thought to how hard it
will be or how long it will take. You
simply pick up your tools and get
going. You have an excellent sense of
which improvements will make the
most difference in the lives of others,
and with a courageous heart, you'll
make them. Of course, this promotes
your own well-being in ways you
couldn't have foreseen. A June
promise is made and kept. Windfalls
come in May and August.

Music at Gulfport
Beach Pavilion #6
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Harold & Dona alternating weeks
with Lynn & Arlene
Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Open Mic Beach Party Hosted by
Mark Blackwood
Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Karaoke Mike Furman
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Dancing & Karaoke with Dave
& Cookie
1st & 3rd Friday, 1-3:00 p.m.
Entertainment Dorothy & Jim
Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Ray & Ann, Entertainment
Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m.
Woody & his acordion, Music for
listening & dancing
Weather permitting


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Adventures in Ancestry
There is a world of information out
there, and each step leads to several
more possible paths to unexpected
discoveries. Join Lynne Brown for
"Adventures in Ancestry" starting
in January on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.,
inside the Gulfport Public Library.
Learn how to explore the available
resources, access information from
others in the Ancestry database, and
search relevant material pertaining
to the period and location of your
family history. For more information
on this free class, please email
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Church seeks
Food Donations
Pasadena Presbyterian Church has
a food donation center that gives
away food to needy families two times
a month. They accept donations of
non-perishable food and financial
support throughout the year but
during November and December they
have a donation unit placed on their
property at 100 Pasadena Avenue
N. It is open 3-7 p.m. weekdays
and 10-2 on Saturday. Checks for
meat and perishables can be made
to Pasadena Presbyterian Church
(write Food Distribution Center on
the "for" line of your check).

Thrift Shop Extends
Hours for Holidays
St. Vincent's Thrift Shop will
have extended hours during the
month of December for holiday
shopping. Every Friday evening
until Christmas, the shop will be
open until 7 p.m. The shop has a lot
of holiday decorating merchandise
priced to move quickly. It's a great
place to look for gifts and clothing.
Every Thursday, all clothing is
half-price. The shop is an outreach
of St. Vincent's Episcopal Church
and is staffed by volunteers. All
merchandise is donated by Gulfport
residents and church members. The
shop is located at 5126 Gulfport
Boulevard and is open Monday
through Saturday from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. Shop profits support a local
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City of St. Pete Beach: Tips

Q: What is the city's policy on tipping the garbage men or sending gift
baskets to the police and fire departments?
A: The St. Pete Beach personnel manual does not allow it:
"No City employee shall accept any gift, loan, favor or service that might
reasonably appear to improperly influence them in the discharge of their
official duties."
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Q; What is the city's policy on tipping the garbage men or sending gift
baskets to the police and fire departments?
A: The city's personnel manual (Section 4.01a) does not allow individual
gifts: "To avoid misunderstandings and conflicts of interest, which could
arise, the following policy is adhered to by employees of the City. The
policy of the city is 'Individual employees' of the city shall not accept any
gratuities or gifts including Christmas gifts, favors or services."
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January 1st every evening from
5:30 to 9:30 p.m. More than 750,000
brilliant LED lights illuminate
pathways and plazas throughout
the gardens. Visitors also enjoy the
wide array of seasonal decorations
and displays, live holiday-themed
entertainment and special visits with
Santa Claus.
An up-to-date schedule of nightly
family friendly entertainment-
including selected dates for Santa's
visits-can be found on the Florida
Botanical Gardens' website at www.
flbg.org.
A donation of $2 per person (13
years and older) is recommended.
Refreshments are also available for
sale each night and the Foundation
will have a Holiday Gift Cart in
addition to the specialty items at the
Botanical Bounty gift shop.
The Holiday Lights in the Gardens
is a completely volunteer-driven and
staffedevent. Volunteer opportunities
are available. Interested persons
can email their full name, contact
number and the days they would
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Holiday Lights include a Florida
Botanical Gardens Foundation gift
and plant sale on Sunday, December
8th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a dog
parade on Sunday, December 29th
starting at 1 p.m.
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located at 12520 Ulmerton Road in
Largo, with an alternate entrance
at 12211 Walsingham Road. The
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until dusk every day, with free
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Beta Sigma Phi
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and spouses gathered at the home of
Sharon and Rogers Ingram for the
annual Couples' Christmas Dinner.
The hostesses were Val Rankin and
Sharon Ingram who prepared the
delicious meal for all to enjoy. There
was an ornament exchange along
with an exchange for the spouses.
It was a festive evening with all
enjoying a good meal and the
friendship of the holiday season.
The chapter members collected
non-perishable food items for three
Ready for Life families. The items
were delivered to the families on
Tuesday, December 17th along
with gift cards to Publix and gifts
for the children. Chairman Joyce
Keller and her committee of Lucy
Brushaber and Kay Brown assisted
with the delivery accompanied by
Jimmy Brown.
All is quiet for the holidays wishing
all a wonderful holiday season.
For more information, please
contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.


Mayor Sam Henderson congratulates Carol Hinchman, the winner of Gulfport's decorations
contest. Ms. Hinchman lives at 2111 55th Street South.






Excerpts heard at the December 17, 2013

Gulfport City Council Meeting


Public Comment & Council Quotes


"I recently found out that Gulfport had a community
garden and Igot really excited... and there's nothing
happening there at all, it's completely grown over
with weeds and there's a lock on the gate... I'm not
asking for any financial aid at all... but if I could
get a key to that gate, I'd go to work on it."- Barbara
Matthews, a newer resident who told council she had a
background in sustainability. City manager Jim O'Reilly
later told the mayor the city had "a relationship" with
So49 and So49 had responsibility for the garden. After
the meeting, the city manager directed staff to contact
Ms. Matthews.

"The city wants to run with the big dogs...I think
it's outrageous that you want to be fifth behind
Clearwater, Largo, Pinellas Park, Tarpon
Springs..."- Lee Stapella, about Gulfport city council's
proposed raise. Although now city ordinance allows
council to vote itself a raise, at one time the voters, not
the council, decided whether or not elected officials could
have a raise.

"Once again, we've kicked the can down the road
too many times, and now it's time to fix something."
- Ward Four Councilmember Michael Fridovich, about
the proposal to borrow money to repair the city's sewers.

"If you can believe it or not, VHS tapes are one
of our most highly-circulated items." Library
Administrator Dave Mather, talking about the "digital
divide" and the role the Gulfport Public Library serves


Council discussed the next steps they might
take in developing a management plan for
Clam Bayou. They took no action. Here are
some things said by the elected officials

"I don't think we've ever had that discussion [of
what we] envision [for] the bayou."- Mayor Sam
Henderson, about Clam Bayou and council's discussion
of what steps to next take.

"Even if we pretend there's not much wrong with it,
at least we're protecting it over time."- Ward Two
Councilwoman Christine Brown

"History is sort of written by the conquerors. You
never know what bias might be going into that."
- Ward Three Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, who
verbally referenced Gabber reporter Cathy Salustri's
2007 history of Clam Bayou, which Councilwoman
Salmon Salustri wrote as a "master's thesis".

Editor's Note: Cathy Salustri researched the
environmental history of Clam Bayou in 2007 as part
of a research requirement for a master's program but
it was not part of her master's thesis. The research, for
which Ms. Salustri was not paid by her alma mater, the
University of South Florida St. Petersburg, the city of
Gulfport, the Gabber Newspaper, or any other entity, is
available by request directly from the author.


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Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068


ACTIVITIES
Open Gym/Gameroom- Mon.-Fri., 10:30
a.m.-2 p.m. and Tues & Thurs., 7:30-9 p.m.
Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res.
PROGRAMS
2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD
CARE PROGRAM- Ongoing registra-
tions for the 2013-2014 School Year Child
Care Program continue for children who
are entering Kindergarten thru age 14.
Non-refundable annual registration fee
is $17 for residents and $22 for non-resi-
dents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m.
with extended hours available until 6 p.m.
for an extra charge. Hours of registration
are Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00
p.m.
2013-2014 TOT TIME PROGRAM On-
going registrations for the 2013-2014 Tot
Time Program continue for children ages
3-5 years old. The Tot Time Program is a
pre-school, hands-on program for children
ages 3-5. The program aims to make learn-
ing fun for children and helps prepare them
for Kindergarten. Two, three and five-day
monthly options are available. Program
hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Hours
for registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Monday-Friday. A non-refundable annual
registration fee of $17 for residents and
$22 for non-residents. Proof of residency is
required for Gulfport residents.
2013-2014 VPK (Voluntary Prekin-
dergarten) PROGRAM- Ongoing regis-
trations for the 2013-2014 VPK Program
continue for children who live in Florida
and who turn 4 years of age by September
1st. The program aims to make learning


fun for children and helps prepare them
for Kindergarten. Program hours are from
8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Parents must apply at
the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas
County, Inc. and the child must receive
a Certificate of Eligibility. VPK is FREE.
Contact the Early Learning Coalition of
Pinellas County, Inc. at 400-4411 for ques-
tions or call the Recreation Center at 893-
1068 for more details.
2013-2014 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM -
Ongoing registrations for the 2013-2014
Teen Night Program continue for teens
in middle school to age 17. The program
is a great place to hang out and meet new
friends. It provides recreation and social
activities. It also offers monthly field trips,
cooking projects, guest speakers and ser-
vice projects. The teens utilize the gym-
nasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Pro-
gram 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
BeVolley Academy Clinics -Call 495-
6696 for more information or visit the web-
site www.bevolleyacademy.com
Chair Yoga Fri., 10-11am. Call Joyce
at 727-345-0679
Beginners Conversational Spanish-
RETURNS January 13th. Call Ivone 727-
482-2125 for more info.
* Fencing Wed., 4:30 p.m. Call Ian For-
estier at 823-0922.
German RETURNS January 16th.
Call Birgit at 755-3459.
* Gymnastics- Thur., 5:30-6:15p.m. Call
Barbara at 804-9400.


* Hatha Flow Yoga AM Mon.., 9-10 a.m.
Call Valerie at 557-4258.
* Hatha Flow Yoga PM Wed., 5:00-6:15
p.m. Call Tamara at 512-2763.
* Karate Mon. & Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Diane at 459-1399.
Tai Chi Tues. & Thurs., 9-10:15 a.m.
Call Marge at 345-6708.
Tennis Tues., 5 p.m. for 10 & under,
& 6 p.m. for adults & Fri. 5pm for Juniors.
Call Jack at 280-4276
Urban Survivor Bootcamp Fitness -
Tues., 6:15-7:15 p.m. & Thur. 6:30-7:30
p.m. Please call Donnie Ali-McClendon @
727-550-7185.
* Yoga in the A. M. Wed., 9-10 a.m. Call
Valerie at 557-4258.
* Yoga in the P.M. Wed., 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Call Tamara at 512-2763.
Zumba Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call Ra-
chel at 419-905-5562 for more info.
TOMLINSON SKATE PARK
As of October 1st, ALL skaters/bicyclists
MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport
Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulf-
port's Tomlinson Skate Park. Stickers
MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. An-
nual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and
$10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bi-
cyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST
have a signed parental consent form filed
at the Gulfport Recreation Center which is
located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availabil-
ity to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m.-8
p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2013 -
September 30, 2014. Bicycles permitted on
SUNDAYS only.


C Gulfport Library


THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON
WEDS., DEC. 25 & JAN. 1
TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS
One-on-One Computer Instruction:
Monday ONLY 10:00 am-1:00 pm. First
come, first served.
Beginning Digital Camera: Saturday,
Jan. 11, 11:00 am 1:00 pm. Digital is the
way to go for fast and easy results. Cathy
Salustri shows you how to capture those
moments digitally. Pre-register at the Ref-
erence Desk or call 727-893-1073.
Intermediate Digital Camera: Satur-
day, Jan. 25, 11:00 am 1:00 pm. Build on
your skills with Cathy's guidance. Comple-
tion of Beginning class is prerequisite to
attend Intermediate class. Pre-register at
the Reference Desk or call 727-893-1073.

ADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS
Victors' Support Group for Victims
of Sexual Abuse: Mondays, 6 6:45 pm.
FMI, call 727-637-4331.
Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step)
Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI:
Call 727-360-9069.


Gulfport Prompt Short St
Wednesday at 10 am.
Gulfport Toastmasters:
6:00 7:30 pm. FMI, call 727
Women's AA Club: Fridays
pm. FMI, call 893-1073.
Coffee/Talk Book Club: Th
11:00 am. **Note new time
of Dubliners by James Joyc
& light refreshments. Stop b;
tion Desk to pick up a copy.
Circle of Friends of the Gull
Please call 893-1073 FMI.
SCORE Counseling: Tue
FREE & helpful advice front
business professionals the fo
of every month. Call 893-10
schedule an appointment.
Adventures in Ancestr
starting Jan. 7 (except on Jar
brary will be a polling locate
Primary Election), 2:00 4:(
Brown instructs you on hox
your family's history and ge
893-1073 FMI.
CHILDREN/FAMILY PRO
Science Club: Mondays, 3:(


550X 28th Ave. So. 893-1074
or fax 344-6386
ory Writers: Children in grades K-5 are invited to join
us as we build our own creations with
Wednesday, Legos and try a new experiment every
-827-7875. week! Parents are welcome to join in on
s, 5:45 6:45 the the fun!
Storytime: Join Cailey every Thursday
turs., Dec. 19, morning for stories & activities selected
Discussion for toddlers & preschoolers. Sing songs,
e, over coffee play instruments and meet other caregiv-
y the Circula- ers in the community. Thursday, 10:30-
Sponsored by 11:00 am.
port Library. Free Family Movie Day: Sat., Dec. 21,
two movies, starting at 10:30 am and 1:30
s., Dec. 24, p.m. Join us as for this popular monthly
Experienced program. Enjoy flicks with popcorn pro-
urth Tuesday vided by our Circle of Friends. For movie
'73 FMI & to titles, call 727-893-1074.

: Tuesday, TEEN PROGRAMS
a. 14 when Li- Teen Game Zone: Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30
on for Special pm. Come challenge your friends on the
)0 pm. Lynne latest XBOX 360 games or just hangout.
v to research Free Refreshments. FMI, call 727-893-
nealogy. Call 1073 & ask for Cailey.
GRAMS Open Monday-Friday: 10 am-7 pm &
O0 4:00 pm. Saturday: 10 am-4 pm
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Se rvi ces City Sponsored Activities
S.-...lW. ... .. in the Community


Senior Center


The Gulfport
Multipurpose Center
hours are Monday -
Thursday 8 a.m. 7 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m.
- 4 p.m. The new monthly
calendar is out with
valuable information.
Stop by the Senior Center
or download your copy at
www.mygulfport.us and
click the Senior Center
link. Like us on Facebook
at "Gulfport Senior Center
and Foundation." Help our
page grow and get daily
valuable information!
The Gulfport Senior
Center Pantry is open on
Tuesday and Thursdays
from 1 3 p.m. You must
be over 50 and a Gulfport
resident. Pre-qualification
is also needed before use
of the pantry. Please bring
your Gulfport Picture
I.D., a utility bill and
proof of income. For more
information, please see
Rachel at the Center or call
893-1231.
Do you know someone
who lives alone and
could use a friendly check
in call? Volunteers for the
Reassurance Telephone
Program call Gulfport
seniors every Monday
through Saturday between
7:30 8:30 a.m. To sign up
for this program, please
visit the Gulfport Senior
Center and bring valid I.D.
SPECIAL EVENTS
Art Display in Theater
Lobby Throughout
December, artwork of
all mediums by Betty
Staebell will be on display
in the Catherine Hickman
Theater lobby. Stop by and
check them out.
First Friday Flea Market
Friday, January 3rd, 9:00
am 12:00 pm. Get ready
for the FLEA FRENZY
REDUCTION! All items
will be marked down to
$1.00 or less. Don't miss


A Closer Look at Your
Social Security Benefits -
Attention Baby Boomers!
Are you thinking about
retirement? You're not
alone! Scott O'Berry,
Financial Advisor will be at
the Senior Center, Monday,
January 6th at 5:30 pm to
help you make an informed
decision about your future
based on your Social
Security benefit options and
how much money you may
need from other sources.
Coffee Club NEW DAY!
1st Tuesday of every month
at 10:00 am. Coffee and
doughnuts are provided
by Scott O'Berry as you
discuss current events, the
economy, and investing in
a relaxed setting.
Monthly Memory
Screening Clinic 2nd
Monday of every month,
9:00 am 12:00 pm. Peggy
Macaluso with Alzheimer's
Association will be at the
Senior Center offering
FREE and confidential
memory screenings as
well as information to our
members. MUST call and
schedule your screening.
Gulfport Getaways -
Enjoy a tranquil visit and
guided tour to the world
famousbotanical attraction,
SUNKEN GARDENS on
Tuesday, January 14th -
(YOU DO NOT NEED TO
BE A GEMS MEMBER
TO ENJOY GULFPORT
GETAWAYS.) Call GEMS
at 727-893-2242 for more
information & to reserve
your seat before January
8th. GEMS Members $10
/ Non-GEMS Members $12.
Price includes roundtrip
transportation and
admission. MUST have at
least 15 riders.
Movie Day at the Snack
Bar Tuesday, January
14th at 11:00 am. Watch a
FREE movie and get a great


5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237


deal on lunch for $3.00!
SPECIAL SERVICES
This is your Center!:
Sign up today to enjoy
all the classes and events
offered at the Gulfport
Senior Center. Ask Rachel
to give you a tour! Pick
up a copy of the December
schedule at the Senior
Center or online at www.
gulfportseniorfoundation.
org. The Senior Center
currently offers 55 monthly
classes for residents over 50
to choose from. Membership
required. Senior Center
registration is easy and
free.
G.E.M.S. Gulfport
Extended Mobility
Service: Affordable
transportation for Gulfport
residents 55 and over as
well as disabled under 55.
$65 annual membership.
$2 per ride and your ride
to the Senior Center is
FREE!. Go to the mall,
grocery store, doctor's
appointments and more.
Call 727-893-2242. New
Schedule Available.
NEW FITNESS CENTER
SCHEDULE: Monday -
Thursday, 8 a.m. 7 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 am 4:00
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

Pick up your new G.E.M.S.
schedule:
* Senior Center-5501 27 Ave. S.
* www.gulfportseniorfoundation.
org
*www.mygulfport.us
*Any G.E.M.S. driver

Neighborhood
Center
1617 49th St.
So./893-1070
Faith Cathedral Interna-
tional Church: 9:30am,
Sun.; 4th Sun. Bible Study
Overeaters Anonymous:
Sun. 6:15-8:15pm


a tour of our state of the art fitness
facility.
Snack Bar: Bring a friend to the
Senior Center and enjoy a light
breakfast for only $2.50 or lunch for
only $3. In a hurry? Order a boxed
lunch-to-go by calling 893-2259. Great
food! Great prices!
Support Groups
Diabetic: on Mondays at 9:30am
Caregivers: Every Wed. at 12:30pm
Hearing Loss:lst & 3rd Mondays at
2:00 pm
Visual: 2nd & 4th Mondays at 2 pm
Grief/Loss Support Group, 2nd


Monday at 5:30 pm
MoreActivities:
gulfportseniorfoundation.org.


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ELLIS HALE'S BAND
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Sun., Dec. 22, 6-1 Opm, $7

MARIO DELEON'S BAND
Ballroom & Social Dancing
Sun., Dec. 29, 6-1 Opm, $7

WEEKLY DANCES
Every Tuesday, Jan. 7
Ballroom Lessons
Noon-1 pm Beginners
1-2pm Intermediate
2-3pm Dancing
Argentine Tango
7-11 pm, $7
7-8pm Lesson,
8-11 pm Dance

Wednesday, Jan. 1
Swing Dance
6-7pm Bonus Lesson
7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson
8-11 pm Swing Dance, $7

Thursday, Jan. 2
Salsa Dance
6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons
8-1 Opm Dance, $7







Local Obituaries -
CLAUD, MICHAEL T., 68, of St Pete
Beach, passed away Wednesday, Dec.
11, 2013 at his residence. For a full
online obituary, service times, and
tribute go to: www.beachmemorial.
com.

GILBERT, BETTY J., 91, of
Gulfport, FL passed away Dec. 11,
2013. She was born in Fairmont,
WV in 1922. She was a member
of Northside Baptist Church for
several years. She is survived by her
brother, James (Alice) Gilbert; and
her nephews, Bob, Bill, and Tom.
Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 16
from 1-2 p.m., with the service at
2 p. m. at the funeral home. Burial will
follow at Woodlawn. www.rlwilliams.
corn, R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral
Home, 49th St. N., 727-527-1177.

HALGAS, JULIA,
77, beloved wife,
mother and
I r grandmother, passed
away peacefully
in her home on
Saturday, December
14, 2013. She is survived by her
husband, Chester and five children,
Barbara, Doris, Patricia, Michael,
and Mary and her sister, Marion and
six grandchildren. Born and married
in Pittsburgh, PA, she lovingly raised
her family in upstate NY. She retired
with her husband in Florida and spent
13 happy years at Town Shores and
North Carolina. A memorial service
will be given at St. John Vianney
on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at
11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made on her behalf to Suncoast
Hospice.

INGALLS, JAMES EDWARD, 72,
of Gulfport, died Dec. 11, 2013. He
is survived by his wife, Mary Anne;
son, Jamie; grandsons, Chris and
Anthony; and a brother, Alphonse.
He will be missed. A Life Tribute.

MOORE, ADRIANA, 98, of South
Pasadena, passed away Dec. 11,
2013. Survived by her loving family.
Guestbook davidcgross.com. David C.
Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central
Ave., 727-381-4911.

STOUT, HARRY R., 94, of
S. Pasadena died Dec. 10, 2013.


Survived by daughters Kris and
Pat. Private services. Guestbook
davidcgross.com. David C. Gross
Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave.,
727-381-4911.

IWASSMER,
MARK, age 58,
passed away on
Saturday, Dec.
14th, with his
partner Sam Holte at his side. Mark
made the world a better place for
all the people who knew and loved
him, partner Sam, family of pets-
Guiness, Dexter, and Kitty, Regions
family-Linda, Raye, Brian, and Matt,
friends and customers. Mark's quick
wit, sense of humor, compassion for
others and animals, kind mannerism,
and loving nature will remain in all
our hearts. In lieu of flowers, please
make a contribution to Pet Pal
Rescue, his favorite cause.
Celebration of Life
Celebration of Life


VINCENT CASTELLI
Vincent Castelli, 66, of St. Pete,
passed away Dec. 9, 2013. Born in
St. Louis (4-16-47). He is survived by
his children Michelle of Tampa and
Vincent, Jr. os Gulfport; two brothers,
Bart and Michael of St. Louis. He
was an avid singer and sang Tenor in
his church choir. He did missionary
work with Metropolitan Ministries
and the outreach program. He loved
to tell jokes and make others happy.
A Celebration of Life will be held
at Pasadena Presbyterian Church
on Thursday, Dec. 19th at 3 p.m.
Internment will be at Bay Pines
Veterans Cemetery on Monday, Dec.
23rd at 1 p.m. He will be greatly
missed by family and friends. "Rest
in the Hands of the Lord".

In Memoriam
PRIMROSE K. BOND
Oct. 28, 1923 Sept. 22, 2013
This Christmas won't be the same
without you dear, Mother. You left
us with tears that can never be dried.
Words cannot express how much we


will miss you. I am proud to be your
daughter. My grief is deep. Ihope lean
continue to follow in your footsteps,
remember so many of the lessons you
taught, and practice them as I go. We
watched you leave, but knew your
rewards were waiting for you above.
You are probably memorizing all the
angel's names by now. You made
every person you came in contact with
feel special. I will keep you close to
my heart always, and I will continue
to need you all the days of my life.
You taught your four children to tell
the truth, be honest, follow the Lord
and to show the people you love your
caring while they are still here. Your
elegance, grace and charm, your
class, and your knowledge of so many
things left their indelible mark on
our lives. You were loved by so many.
Thank you for bringing the family to
Gulfport fifty-five years ago. You lived
in our beloved home until the Lord
called you. Our hearts are broken,
but your children and grandchildren
and great-grandchildren will
continue your legacy of love. You will
be clearly missed as this will be my
first Christmas ever without you. Oh,
yes that cooking! The Italian cooking
will be missed as all your culinary
delights. Merry, Merry Christmas,
Mom.
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Organizers of Gulfport's annual
Gecko Ball have announced the
results of public voting for the theme
of the 2014 Gecko Ball: "Roaring
Geckos." TheSixthAnnualGeckoBall
will be held next year on Saturday,
August 23rd at the Gulfport Casino
Ballroom. The Gecko Ball is one of a
trio of whimsical, celebratory Gecko-
themed events in late summer each
year, beginning with the Gecko Pub
Crawl, and ending with Gecko Fest,
Gulfport's largest annual street
festival held on the Saturday of
Labor Day weekend. All events are
sponsoredby the Gulfport Merchants
Association and a portion of proceeds
from events are dedicated each year
to various community charities and
public art projects. Other themes up
for consideration during the online
public vote were "Gecko Mardi Gras"
and "Gecko Sock Hop."
The "Roaring Geckos" theme
will evoke the American Roaring
Twenties, including its music,
dance moves, hair styles, clothing
and costumes, fads, movies and
other popular culture. Expect to
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auctions and a live auction of artist-
created geckos. Tickets to Gecko Ball
go on sale a few weeks prior to the
event, and it is known to sell out every
year. To receive updates on Gecko
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Gabber December 19- December 25, 2013










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Voila! Done! Finished! Stalemate
in Congress eliminated.
Democrats and Republicans
in the House and Senate reach a
compromise. No more government
shut downs. We have a budget for
2014 and 2015. And there is a bonus.
The Republican leadership slapped
down the Tea Party segment.
Whipper-snappers like Marco Rubio
oppose it, but he got a tongue lashing
from Florida Democrat leaders like
the Tampa Bay Times. Let the good
times roll.
Well, almost. The House did pass
the bill which provides for $1.012
trillion for domestic and military
spending. Not to be confused with
the total of $3.7-$3.8 trillion the
federal government spends. Oh, no
one mentioned it? We're just talking
about discretionary spending, not the
entitlements (Medicare and Social
Security, Medicaid) that take up two-
thirds of the budget. That $2 trillion
isn't going be touched. Neither is the
debt which is the accumulation of all
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budget, those deficits will drop and
after 10 years will become surpluses.
So, the debt continues to grow and
then, somewhere around ten years
out, it may stabilize. Except that
no one really believes it will except
maybe by being a smaller part of the
whole as the economy grows. That is
a valid way to handle debt, of course,
but don't forget about the two-thirds
of the budget which is expected to go
wild with baby boomers coming on
line for benefits. Might also worry
about the DemoCare (ObamaCare no
longer applies) health plan which got
funded. All bets are off on its costs
but it won't be less than anticipated.
Oh, yeah. Back to the political
settlement. By the time this column
is published, the Senate may have (or
not) passed the Bill. The House did
overwhelmingly. But, some Senate
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the expectation is that there will be a
budget agreement.
So, it isn't all bad. No new taxes,
no disturbing tax "reform" (someone
else pays for what I now pay). There
is something to be said for certainty
and the elimination of chaos by a
government shut down. Everyone
hates to see the government leaders
squabbling. Best to keep the status
quo or approach the problems
incrementally rather than wholesale
(a la the health "solution"). This is
incremental in that it incrementally
deals with the so-called extreme
elements of both parties tax,
tax, redistribute wealth vs. cut,
cut, stand-on-your own two feet
constitutionalists.
On the other hand, there is plenty
of uncertainty out there. DemoCare
is one. While 4 to 5 million health
policies (10 to 15 million people)
have been cancelled now, that figure
is expected to increase to 70 million
policies when everything is in place
in 2014-2015. The program is a
moving vehicle changes in the law
being made on the go and conditions
within the law being either suggested
or changes suggested or urged for
insurance companies.
Then there is the little bit about
raising the debt limit. That's right.
It is time to do that again. We need
more money because we're still
spending more and will continue
to than we are taking in. Will the
Republicans take a stand again?
The debt is $17 trillion and climbing
toward an expected $20 trillion. The
Federal Reserve is printing money to
buy up treasury bonds. Better than
the Chinese buying it? Anyway, that
raises the issue of inflation in the
future.
But, gee whiz. We probably have a
budget and we might have peace in
the family of government. If we can
put off dealing with going broke for a
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Ron's Karaoke 7pm Southern Knights Band Dinner 4:30-6:30pm Kitchen Open
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CALLING ALL ELVES- Wrapping for the kids begins 12/21 11:00AM Many hands make light work.
12/22 3pm Big Flat Screen 50" HD TV Give-A-Way (need not be present to win). Proceeds benefit S.A.L. Charities.
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12/22 6:00 Holiday Light Bus Tour Sign up in Lounge $10/$15
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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 12/6
Juvenile Trouble- 5300 BIk 28th Ave.
S.
Juvenile Trouble- 5500 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Juvenile Trouble- 5000 BIk 14th Ave.
S.
Juvenile Trouble- 49th St. & 11th
Ave. S.
Disorderly Conduct- 5900 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Drug Call- 49th St. & Tangerine Ave.
S.


Saturday 12/7
Vandalism- 5400 BIk 6th PI S.
Animal Call- 2800 BIk 50th St. S.
Theft- 2300 BIk 51st St. S.
Animal Call- 5700 BIk 12th Ave. S.
Theft- 5000 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Sunday 12/8
Disorderly Conduct- 5100 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Burglary Residence- 6000 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Theft- 2600 BIk Miriam St. S.
Animal Call- 5700 BIk 20th Ave. S.
Burglary Residence- 5500 BIk 27th
Ave. S.
Burglary Residence- 1400 BIk 49th
St. S.
Monday 12/9
Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Vandalism- 5200 BIk Tangerine Ave.
S.
Burglary Residence- 5700 BIk 23rd
Ave. S.
Domestic- 1400 BIk 56th St. S.
Tuesday 12/10
Theft- 5000 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.


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Animal Call- 2000 BIk 52nd St. S.
Wednesday 12/11
Juvenile Contacts- 900 BIk 58th St.
S.
Trespass- 5000 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Juvenile Trouble- 900 BIk 58th St.
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Animal Call- 5500 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Domestic- 900 BIk 60th St. S.
Juvenile Trouble- 29th Ave. & 52nd
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Forgery- 3000 BIk 49th St. S.
Drug Call- 5700 BIk 12th Ave. S.
Trespass- 5500 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Domestic- 2600 BIk 44th St. S.
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Matt Rosen, Bar
Mitzvah Boy
Arthur Matthew "Matt" Rosen will be
called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah
at 9:15 a.m. on December 21st, just
two days short of his 59th birthday,
at Congregation Beth Sholom of
Gulfport, 1844 54th Street S. in
Gulfport. Noting that a 59 year old
traditional Bar Mitzvah is somewhat
unusual, Rosen stated "I grew up
in a Reform Jewish household in
Cincinnati, OH. My mother came to
me when I was 12 years old to ask me
about becoming a Bar Mitzvah. At
that point in my life, [I chose not to].
My father told me if I ever wanted to
become a Bar Mitzvah, I could do it
at any time. Well, that time is now."
Matt wishes to offer special thanks
to Dr. Paul Cohen for his patience in
teaching him Hebrew as well as his
Haftorah and all other aspects of the
Bar Mitzvah ritual.
He will be sharing this momentous
day with family and friends from all
over the country and he is extending
an invitation to all of you to also
attend. There will be a Kiddish
(lunch) after services.
Matt is inviting all to attend the
continuing celebration with him
at 7:30 p.m. in the social hall of
Congregation Beth Sholom. They
will have live entertainment, plenty
of food and a good time for all is
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Mayor's Corner: A

Call For

Civil Disobedience?
By Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson

The media has of
late been rife with
stories of corporate
and governmental
mandates which
"' distinctly lack
any shred of
holiday spirit -
and arguably any sound ethical or
economic foundations. The Tampa
Bay Times awarded the Sour Orange
Awards to (drum roll please) Worst
Actor: the Biggert-Waters Flood
Insurance Reform Act and, a close
second, Duke Energy's pre-emptive


fee collection for nuclear energy
projects. The federal flood insurance
legislation is currently in place, and
is set to impact nearly one-sixth
of Pinellas property owners with
unmanageable insurance premiums.
This poorly planned policy has the
potential to dislocate residents and
businesses.
Meanwhile, Duke Energy is following
Progress Energy in lock step, charging
customers (you and me) for project
costs they are not required by law to
incur. They can force you to pay for it,
but they do not have any obligation to
build it. They aren't even required to
list these fees under a separate line
item on your bill. Sounds a little like
theft, doesn't it?
In times like these, I have tothinkthat
there is a place for civil disobedience.
Yes, I know the City of Gulfport


We hope the communities of Gulfport, South Pasadena,
and St Petersburg enjoyed BCYC's z8th Annual Lighted
Christmas Boat Parade.
Thanks to all the boats that participated and the special
elves who brought toys and money to support the Gulf-
port Police Dept's "Operation Santa."
We would especially like to thank the following sponsors
who generously gave to put a little joy in our stockings:
Kipps Colony I & 2
Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club Dr Stu
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Gulfport Community Players
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raised utility fees recently, but only
to the extent that the city itself is
obligated to cover these costs to the
providers. When we charge for water,
we still provide the water. When we
charge for garbage collection, we still
collect it. That is the difference: we
are accountable to you. But what is
happening in the broader picture is
simply the dismantling of peoples'
ability to maintain their quality of
life.
I have to wonder, what happens if
we collectively refuse to participate?
If one person stops paying the new
insurance differential or the extra
$25 on the electric bill, then that
person's property is likely to undergo
foreclosure or have the power shut
off. If one million people refuse? Is
it possible for regular people to take
back the reigns of the economy? I do
not write today to incite rebellion,
but at a minimum, I do believe this is
worthy of reflection and discussion.
It may be that we have the duty to
issue a peaceful but stern mandate of
our own, for ourselves and those who
will inherit these burdens.
We are built to take a stand. I wish
you one and all a happy holiday
season, and I hope that your joy in
life will remain unclouded in spite
of the troubles with which we are
presented. We are all in this together,
and I remain optimistic that we can
overcome these current difficulties,
as Gulfporters and Americans, as we
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Flow, a series of flowing asanas
that lead from one pose to another,
synchronized with the breath. Some
of the benefits of Yoga are helps
improve muscle tone, increases
flexibility, improves circulation and
can help relieve tension. Classes
will be on Mondays from 9-10 a.m.
at the Gulfport Recreation Center,
5730 Shore Blvd. S. Instructor
Valerie Prosser can be reached at
www.getfitwithvalerie.com or 727-
557-4258. Class is $40 per month,
first class $10.

Garden Club of
St. Petersburg Events
The following event will be held at
the Garden Club of St. Petersburg,
500 Sunset Drive S. in St. Petersburg.
Call 727-381-8920 or visit www.
gardenclubstpetersburg.org.
Monday, January 6: Learn to
make Eggshell Pendants". 10 a. m.
Cost of materials is $4.50 for guests.
* Thursday, January 9: "The Secret
Life of Roots" with guest speaker
Sandy Huff, Master Gardener from
the Safety Harbor Garden Club.
10 a. m.
* Tuesday, January 14: "Dragonflies"
learn about the beautiful dragonflies
in our area with guest speaker
Joanne Hartzler of the Audubon
Society. Public invited. 1 p.m.
* Tuesday, January 14: "Succulents
& Such" with speaker Steve Walsh
of the Central Florida Catcus and
Succulent Society. 7 p.m.
Wednesday, January 15:
"Underwater Designs". Will include
a Mini Flower Show of Transparency
Designs. 10 a. m.
Thursday, January 23: Annual
Card & Game Party with a "Cruise
to Hawaii" theme. 11:30-3. Box lunch
and an afternoon of cards and games.
Reservations required. Deadline is
Friday, January 17th. Checks for $12,
made payable to GCSP, are mailed to
Shannon Huet, 7980 9th Ave. S., St.
Petersburg, 33707. Proceeds support
Garden Club projects.
Tuesday, January 28: "Florida
Friendly Vegetable Gardening with
speaker Nathan Levy of Locally
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Lighting the Night


By Shelly Wilson
The Boca Ciega Yacht Club held its 28th Annual Lighted Christmas Boat
Parade last Saturday, to the delight of crowds gathered along the waterfront.
Many participants, in both power and sail boats, went all-out for the event,
draping their vessels in lights of every color, creating effects like Christmas
trees, holiday candles and messages for the crowd. "Noel" pronounced one
entry, casting an all-red glow onto the nighttime waters of Boca Ciega Bay;
"Joy to the World' proclaimed another, filled with merry revelers.
Lead by Sergeant Rob Burkhart of the Gulfport Police, the parade took off
from the Gulfport Marina just after sunset, and cut a colorful path through
the windy bay as it travelled past the William's Pier, the Casino and Gulfport
Beach, into the canals of Town Shores and Pasadena Yacht Club, and past Isla
Del Sol Yacht and Country Club. Two boats tied for first place this year: BYCC
members Tony and Gerri Angel's Seraphim, and non-member Nick Litrast's
Unforgettable.
The parade was more than a beauty contest, however. The price of entry was
two unwrapped toys for the Gulfport's Police Department's toy drive for local
needy children. BCYC collected three huge boxes of toys and presented them to
Gulfport Police Chief Vincent along with a $675 check for "Operation Santa."


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By Robert J. Myers, Esq.
How is your Legal
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As with your physical well-being,
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publication, we will together explore
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a medical problems, it is important
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that is, before a legal problem occurs,
or if there is already a legal problem,
before it becomes more aggravated
and costly.
Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson
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1135 Pasadena Avenue South, Suite
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After a month of not thinking about
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my sweatpants and started thinking
about city council and elections and
all those things that go with my job
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realize this makes me weird, but I'm
OK with that.
In my month's hiatus, which left me
with little money but a new affinity
for Old Navy sweatpants (I'm really
not kidding about those sweatpants),
I realized, too, that even if I didn't
need the month off to rewrite the
book, I needed the month off to
recharge my batteries. I was burning
out and run down and feeling sorry
for myself, and that didn't help any
of us.
When I graduated from college
(roughly 937 years ago), my
undergraduate work prepped me for
a career as a broadcast journalist. I
had a job not a great job, but a job
- at a local radio station, and I was
ready to get to work. The sad thing
was, the days of broadcast journalism,
at least in the Tampa market, were
numbered. The then-old-timers in
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the "good old days", and it quickly
became apparent to me as I wrote
countless minutes of copy instead
of reporting the news, that they
weren't just whistlin' Dixie (although
we were a country radio station, so
whistling Dixie wouldn't have been
out of the question). I lasted just
over a year before I left broadcasting,
discouraged and mourning the good
old days I never had the chance to
see.
I won't bore you with every job I
had between then and now, but I
did gravitate towards more writing-
centric jobs and finally landed at the
Gabber.
Here's the thing about the weekly
paper format: those "good old days"
the old-timers grumbled about that
I never had the chance to witness?
Weekly papers are one of the last
bastions of those days.
Think about it: when was the last
time a local radio station did any
sort of news beyond the hourly
newsbreak, which generally consists
of reading the Associated Press feed
straight off the wire? How about


most of our television stations? And
daily papers... well, sometimes they
get it right, but it appears to me
my colleagues in the dailies live in
constant fear of layoffs and what
career they'll have next, because
they're living out their own good old
days. Don't get me wrong, daily papers
are still far better at news than we
are for now, they have the research
staff and manpower to do things we
cannot but they are trying so hard
to figure out how to survive in the
Internet age that it seems that they
tend towards the sensational, just to
keep you dropping that dollar in the
newsbox.
Look, I'm not deluded: I know we
aren't the best news organization
in town. I know, too, that I have
flaws. That's the point: this past
month, I realized that I have the
job I trained for in college: reporting
news to people who want to hear it,
in whatever media available. It's not
the local NPR station or even the
NBC affiliate, but I get to do it in a
town I love and for people who, quite
honestly, won't get the coverage
anywhere else.
Which is why I intend to do it much
better.
I know some of you hate how I cover
things in town or feel as though I
don't do enough of it, and I may never
please you. I know still others of you
are rolling your eyes, thinking to
yourself, "this chick is really deluded
about the 'news' in her local paper."
Maybe so. But I can tell you that
our paper is one of the only news
outlets serving Pinellas County that
has not, in the past five years, called
staff in to the office to discuss staffing
cuts or talk about their inability to
turn a profit. None of our small staff
fears that the paper is going to fold.
I know people in print and broadcast
who can't say that. So, like us or not,
we're here, we're still able to report
on local news, and I intend to do so
as long as they will let me. We may
not look like the news organizations
of four decades or even one decade
- ago, but we do look like one of the
only ones still standing who isn't
pandering to the sensational.
As Ziggy Marley said, "these be the
good old days."

Contact Cathy Salustri at
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dessert with coffee will be served.
The ladies in the Club have been
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some Misc. References. Good Extra Income.
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1998 FORD ESCORT WAGON-as is. 73,600
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CHALK STYLE PAINT
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LAWN MOWERS
ALL KINDS
Please Call Frank at 727-418-8297.
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brace or 45 degree back braces. Just add your
canvas. Call 727-289-8413. or leave mes-
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CHRISTMAS VILLAGE- 8ft wide by 16ft long.
LGB Bachmann Train, Village, Carnival, Ski
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727-517-9546.
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Friendly Care. $17 for 1/2 hr. visit. 1st walk
free! 727-417-3564 References: Gulfport Vet-
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FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that Jeremy Smith, sole
owner, desiring to engage in business under
the fictitious name Your Home Maintenance
located in Pinellas County, Florida, intends
to register the said name with the Division of
Corporations, Florida Department of State,
pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Stat-
utes. December 19, 2013

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is Hereby Given That On
Thursday, January 9th at 9:30am
The Storage House, located at
1219 49th St. S., Gulfport FL 33707,
will conduct a cash sale to the highest
bidder pursuant to Statute 83.906
of Florida Self Storage Act.
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2601 47TH ST S. GULFPORT-Feline Collect-
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Saturday 9am.-2pm.
LOTS & LOTS OF PLANTS- Orchids, House-
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FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9AM.-1 PM-6665 10th
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Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful flower
of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of
heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God,
Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity.
Oh, star of the sea, help me & show me here
you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of
God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly
beseech you from the bottom of my heart to
succor me in my necessity (make request).
There are none that can withstand your pow-
er. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for
us who have recourse to thee. (3) times. Holy
Mother, I place this prayer in your hands. (3)
times. Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days
and then you must publish it and it will be
granted to you.
C.T.
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wishes, 1 business & 2 impossible. On the 9th
day, publish this article, your wishes will be an-
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POWERFUL PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
- Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who
lights the roads to my goals, and who gives
me the divine gift of forgiving and forgetting all
evil against me, be with me in all instances of
my life.
May this short prayer confirm my wish never
to be separated from you, in spite of all mate-
rial illusions, and to be with you and my loved
ones in your eternal glory.Thank you for your
grace and love. The person must say this
prayer for three consecutive days, after which
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world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
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nine days, nine times a day. Then publish this
prayer. ThankYou, Jesus. C.T.
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be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and
Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles,
near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful interces-
sor of all who invoke your special patronage in
time of need, to you 1 have recourse from the
depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom
God has given great power to come to my as-
sistance. Help me in my present urgent peti-
tion. 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. C.T.

MAYTHE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored,
glorified, 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
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G.F.
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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 inter-
cessor 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
Gloria's. R.S.

PRAY 9 HAIL MARY'S for 9 days, request 3
wishes, 1 business & 2 impossible. On the 9th
day, publish this article, your wishes will be an-
swered even if you don't believe. T.A.B.
NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL
- St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In
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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. Com-
fort Me in My Difficulties 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
Infinite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You
(Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over-
come All Difficulties as You Did the Dragons
atYour 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-
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Tuesday. G.B.


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THE SUN TEAM 727-345-0099.
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Like New! 2/1 Yearly Lease. 5320 29th Ave. S.
#B. C/H/A, Tile & Carpet Throughout, Covered
Patio. W/S/G Paid. Pet OK. Fenced Yard. $795/
Mo. & Dep. Available Now. RJ 727-647-0331.
TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, PA. at
727-822-2200.
CONDO APT. GULFPORT- 2BR/1.5BA,
Ground Floor, Waterview, Small Pet Accepted.
$850/Mo. & Deposit Includes Water, 1st, last
$50 Non-Refundable Reference Check. 727-
347-2332.


FURNISHED 1BR- Annual $600, Plus Elec-
tric. Beach Blvd. Location. Ceiling Fans. Ren-
ovated, Nice & Clean. Outside Patio Garden
Setting. 727-321-7966.


40+ LOCAL MALE PREFERRED- 700/Mo.
includes everything, 1st & security, fully fur-
nished. Please call Lauren, 727-495-8508.
Serious Inquiries Only Please!


GULFPORT HOUSE RENTAL-Short term,
Beautifully Furnished 2BR/2BA. Utilities In-
cluded. Close to Beaches and Art District 352-
628-0288.


OPENSUNDAYBUYOWNER- 12:00-3:OOPM.
3010 59th St. S. #206. Nice, Clean. 2BR/1 BA,
1120Sqft. Roomy Eat-in Kitchen. Cat Friendly.
Town Shores (Barclay bldg) $79,000.


DUPLEX FOR SALE BY OWNER- Apt. A
unfurnished, Apt. B fully furnished vacation
rental. Totally restored.
www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com
5039 29th Ave. S. 727-418-7272.
CHARMING 2BR/2BA ST. PETE BEACH-A
short stroll to the beach, trolley, grocery store
and the restaurants and shops on Corey Av-
enue, this adorable and intelligently designed
home features new tile floors, updated kitch-
en, washer/dryer and a spacious backyard.
$189,000. CENTURY 21/JIM WHITE & AS-
SOCIATES, Jared Salzman, 727-515-3462.
www.7623gulfblvd.com for more info and pho-
tos.
FIVE TOWNS 55+- 2BR/2BA, new: carpet,
vanities; shower; newer a/c, large rooms,
walk-in closet, small pet ok. ONLY $44,000.
HELENE'S REALTY, 727-410-7076.
TOWN SHORES-Nottingham, West End Unit
#201, 2Br/2BA Open Plan, Most Spectacular
Views in Town Shores. Pool at the Bottom of
the Steps. Covered Parking. 678-222-8403,
Jimmy
FIVE TOWNS 55+- Not the average condo.
1700 sf, 2BR/2BA. Spacious foyer, sep. din-
ing room, living room w/French doors, Florida
room, walk in closets, utility room w/washer-
dryer & 2 balconies. Storm shutters, covered
parking. Popular community. Located 54th Ave
N. near Park St. Excellent amenities. $119,900.
HELENE'S REALTY, 727-410-7076.
TWO SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA CORNER-Condo
Units. (1) Over 1600HSF, Inside family & laun-
dry room. Overlooks Ponds & Trees, $115,000.
(2) Over 1200HSF, New Kitchen, New Tile
Floors, New Paint, Ready to move-in! $59,900.
Both have Covered Parking, 55+ Community.
Margit Kaitar, CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE
CHAMPIONS, 727-643-5172.
TOWN SHORES 55+- Barclay #303,1 BR/1 BA,
Deluxe Unit, New Furnace, A/C, Flooring,
Covered Parking. $73,500. 647-439-9231 or
416-233-5080.

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