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Twelve Bars of Christmas:
Beer For Tots


Gulfport Sewer
Repair Q & A
By Cathy Salustri
If Gulfport city council approves a loan
for several million dollars, the city could
start getting new sanitary sewers as
soon as this April. Because the repairing
and replacing sewer pipes throughout
the city will affect everyone in Gulfport,
the Gabber asked the city's public works
director, Don Sopak, to explain about the
loan and the imminent repairs. Below is
what we learned.

What needs to be done
to the sewers?
Gulfport's sewer system has about
224,500 linear feet (collection pipes)
ranging in size from 8" to 24" in diameter
as well as about 900 manholes (with an
average depth of 12 feet). Some manholes
have minor leakage while others teeter
close to structural failure.
INI.-1 of this system is over 50 years
old, effectively exceeding the normal life
expectancy for this type of system," Mr.
Sopak says. "Metered flow records...
See Sewers, page 27


Eric and Beth Shutrump show their support for kids by
dressing as "The Frosties" at the fifth annual 12 Bars of
Christmas. The event takes holiday revelers to 12 bars on
St. Pete Beach, but only if they bring a new, unwrapped
gift for Toys For Tots. Attendees also had to buy their own
drinks and come in a holiday-themed costume. While the
Shutrumps newlyweds as of this past September went
the traditional snow couple route, other charity-minded
drinkers donned costumes that ran the gamut, from a
board-shorted Santa to a man dressed in a pink bunny
rabbit suit a la Ralphie from "A Christmas Story".


Santa to Gulfport: "Let's Do Brunch"
Isadora Pendygraft high-fives
Santa at the Gulfport Little
League brunch Saturday morning.

At Pia's Trattoria Saturday
morning, Santa took time from
his bustling holiday schedule
Saturday to brunch with
some of Gulfport's youngest
residents. The trattoria
donated the food and staff, so
all the money collected from
the brunch went directly to
Gulfport Little League.
According to one Little
League volunteer, Jan Lowe,
the monies collected will help
repair kitchen equipment in
the clubhouse and buy new
sports equipment.


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Flea Frenzy Reduction!
They are cleaning out the clutter
and everything must go! All items
will be priced at $1 or less. Come visit
the Gulfport Senior Center at 5501
27th Avenue S. on Friday, January
3rd from 9 a.m. to noon. You never
know what treasure you might find!
For more information call Rachel at
727-893-1231.

Life is in the Blood
On Wednesday, January 8th at
2 p.m., Debi McArthur, operations
director of LBC Analysis reveals
revolutionary new approaches to
maximizing one's lifestyle and
health through diet, supplements
and exercise. Debi states that
Blood Optimizer is the world's first
mobile nutritional live blood cell
analysis clinic. She is introducing a


Correction: Bob
Williams to Retire
The Gabber offers its sincerest
apologies to Gulfport's Parks and
Recreation Supervisor Bob Wiliams
for the erroneous headline in last
week's Gabber, which not only
incorrectly identified Mr. Wiliams
as the Leisure Services Director,
but also stated that Mr. Williams
had resigned. Mr. Williams
announced his retirement after
35 laudable years with the city.
The Gabber regrets the error and
wishes to commend Mr. Williams
on his service to Gulfport.


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$40+tax after 2pm
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2 day advance tee times
Winter Membership Promotion
Great Pricing!
Now offering extremely affordable memberships for
Young Executive Golfers 21-40 years.
Welcoming new Yacht, Fitness, & Dining Members.
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sneak peek of with Live Blood Cell
Analysis, the new high definition
visual analysis of an individual's live
blood cells through informational
seminars. This seminar will be held
at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501
27th Avenue S.
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.


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 includes work
by Nancy Cervenka, Patsy Aguero,
Stone Handy, and Keith Stillwagon
and is on sale now at several Gulfport
merchants and the Tuesday Fresh
Market,.


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5 ab, ber
since 1968
1419 49th Street South,
Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 321-6965 (fax) 327-7830
Advertising@theGabber.com
www.theGabber.com
Office Hours
9-5 Mon Wed, 9-2 Fri, Closed Thursday
Publishers / Editors
Ken & Deb Reichart

Advertising Sales
Genie Shrpless-Short
Genie@theGabber.com
Customer Service
Gina Forgetta, Mary Baumgartner
Contributing Writers
Gina Forgetta, Bill Northrop, Anne Rush

Reporter / Photograher
Cathy Salustri
CathySalustri@theGabber.com
Columnist
Bill Northrop
B_Northrop@theGabber.com
Production
Anne Rush, Zachary Mialsus
Distribution
Chris Campas

Serving
Gulfport, South Pasadena,
Azalea, Grand Central District,
Northwest St. Petersburg, Tyrone,
Kenwood, Central Oak Park,
Southwest St. Petersburg, Maximo,
Tierra Verde, St. Pete Beach,
Pass-A-Grille, Treasure Island,
Pinellas Point

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The Gabber is not liable for any errors in advertising beyond
the cost of the first printing of any advertisement.
Contents of this publication may not be reproduced or copied
without premission of the Publishers. Copyright 2012


Huge Thanks from
the Chamber
By Lynda Shehan, Chamber
Board Secretary
The Gulfport Area Chamber of
Commerce's Board of Directors wish
to thank the following restaurants for
food donations to make our Holiday
and Volunteer Appreciation Party a
huge success: Back Fin Blue Caf6,
C'l..,Ily's, Beach Haus, Neptune
Grill, Pia's, Mangia Gourmet, Habana
Caf6, Smokin' J's BBQ and La Cote
Basque Winehouse Restaurant.
Needless to say all the food was
excellent and enjoyed by everyone.
The Gulfport Community Players
donated the use of The Backdoor
Theater as the location of our party
and their President Eileen Navarro
made us feel so special and welcomed.
Business members Domain Home
Accessories, Jo Hastings of Habana
Caf6, Act 1 Promotions, America's
Office Source, Salty's and others
provided us with items to be raffled.
These business members took
time out of their very busy holiday
schedules to ensure the success of


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our party and words cannot express
our appreciation.
The volunteers were presented
with gifts of appreciation for all the
work they do throughout the year.
They answer over 1,000 phone calls
and greet hundreds of visitors to our
Chamber office answering questions,
giving out member's business cards
and literature. Volunteers are the
lifeblood of our Chamber.
Your Chamber looks forward to
continuing growth in 2014 and
success for each of our business
members. If you would like to join
us as a member phone our office
at 727-344-3711 or visit www.
gulfportareachamberofcommerce.org
where you can join online through
our pay pal system.
Lastly, we wish to thank the Gabber
for publishing our press releases and
keeping the public informed. Save the
date: Springfest: Garden Art Fairee
Festival is scheduled for April 12th
2014 in ('I in.-r Park. This event was
so much fun last year and will be
bigger and better in 2014.
Happy New Year from your
Chamber's Board of Directors!


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BOGO Sale on Aquatic
Membership
The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center
has an offer you won't want to
miss. January 1st through March
1st you can buy a 6-month Aquatic
membership and you will get 6
months free. This offer is valid on
the purchase of a child, adult, senior
or family 6-month pass. Each pass
provides access to the heated pool
with lap swimming, sun bathing,
picnic areas, two tubular water
slides, a children's splash zone and
much more! Starting January 1st,
stop by the Aquatic Center, 7701
Boca Ciega Drive, to purchase your
membership. For more information
visit www.spbrec.com or call 727-
363-9264.

Natural History
Speaker Series
Friends of Boyd Hill Nature
Preserve, Inc. presents the Natural
History Speaker Series. On Tuesday,
January 14th at 7:30 p.m. at Boyd
Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country
Club Way S. in St. Petersburg they
present "The Fish of Lake Maggiore".
Find out what species offish are there
and the challenges facing the lake in
terms of fertilizer and road runoff.
The programs feature a diverse
range of speakers on Florida natural
and cultural history. They are held
on the second Tuesday of each month,
September through April. Call
893-7326orvisitwww.stpeteparksrec.
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Players Open
"Inlaws, Outlaws, and
Other People (That
Should be Shot)"
The Gulfport Community Players
will be opening a comedy, written
by Steve Franco, entitled "Inlaws,
Outlaws, and Other People (That
Should Be Shot)" on January 9th at
the Catherine A. Hickman Theater.
This Theater is located at 26th Ave.
S. and Beach Blvd. The show will
run for three weeks, from January
9th through January 26th. This play


is being directed by Jim Cartwright
and produced by Eileen Navarro.
This holiday comedy is just the
play to see even after the holidays.
It takes place in Brooklyn, NY,
during an annual Christmas dinner
of the Douglas family. As the family
is preparing for the annual invasion
of their eccentric relatives, there's
a knock on the door. Thinking this
is just some more of their slightly
weird relatives, they open the door.
But, instead of more relatives, they
come face to face with two guys who
have just robbed a neighborhood
liquor store and are looking for a


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place to hide out until the coast is
clear. These armed(?) robbers take
the family hostage, or at least it
seems that way at first! More quirky
relatives soon arrive to join the
fracas and are also taken hostage by
these "desperate" robbers.
That's when the real fun begins!
With smart-mouthed teenagers,
nosy neighbors, and the constant
bickering among the adult relatives,
one begins to wonder exactly who
really has been taken hostage!
This play is a non-stop, laugh-a-
minute, comic gem that ends up
showing everyone the true meaning
of Christmas and provides great
entertainment for the entire family.
Tickets are on sale now for just
$15 and you can get them at the
Gulfport Beach Bazaar, the Gulfport
Chamber of Commerce, the Gulfport
Casino, the Couture'd Resale
Boutique, at the door just before the
performances, or by calling them at
727-322-0316 for will-call tickets.
Curtain times for Thursday, Friday
and Saturday are 8 p.m. and 2 p.m.
for Sunday.
Join your friends and the Players
for yet another great live theater
presentation atthe Hickman Theater.
Visit the Players' website at: http://
www.gulfportcommunityplayers.org
for more information.


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Tuesday Market
Open for Holidays
The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market
will be open for the holidays! Holiday
hours for 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
specialty items such as dichroic glass
jewelry, organic skincare products,
chutneys and crab "candy". Market
volunteers will also be on hand to
answer questions and help patrons
locate specific items. Parking is free.

Move your Dog to the
Head of the Class
A new series of dog obedience
classes is being offered by Pinellas
County Animal Services. The lessons,
taught by professional trainers, offer
help with basic dog behavior, such as
primary commands (sit, stay, heal),
walking on a leash, waiting and door
manners among others. The class is
open to all dog owners whether the
pet was adopted from Pinellas County
Animal Services or elsewhere.


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The classes, for dog owners and
their canines, are held at Pinellas
County Animal Services on
Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m.
The six-week course is limited to 10
registrants. Tuition is $100 for all
six weeks.
The next series of classes begin
January 8th with subsequent
sessions being offered February 26th
and March 19th.
Interested parties must submit
their class registration and tuition


payment in advance of the start
of each class session. Registration
forms are available at the Pinellas
County Animal Services facility or
online at www.pinellascounty.org/
animalservices.
Pinellas County Animal Services
is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road
in Largo. To learn more about the
shelter, visit www.pinellascounty.
org/animalservices or call 727-
582-2600.


Celebrating 30 Years of Professional
Lawn Spraying
Mac Perry, author and past Pinellas Horticulture Agent controls over 40 different
Lawn insects, plus Diseases, plus Weeds, plus your Shrubs and Trees sprayed all
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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
and free for all individuals 50 years


of age or older. For more information,
please contact Rachel at 727-
893-1231.

Coffee Club
You're invited to join the Coffee
Club that meets at the Gulfport
Senior Center at 5501 27th Avenue S.
on the 1st Tuesday of every month at
10 a.m. Discussing current events,
the economy and investing, in a
relaxed, informal setting, is a great
way to get to know one another as
you learn from financial advisor,
Scott O'Berry. Coffee and doughnuts
are provided.
Must be a registered Gulfport Senior
Center member. Membership is easy
and free for all individuals 50 years


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please contact Rachel at 727-
893-1231.

And the Winners are...
The City of South Pasadena
Beautification Committee selected
the following winners and runner ups
for the 2013 Best of Lights Contest:
Single Family: 1st Place: Ray and
Jamie McPherson, 6907 Grande
Vista Way S.; Runner Up: Donald
Davis, 7057 Sunset Dr. S.
Multi-Dwelling: 1st Place: Shore
Crest Condominiums, 1847 Shore
Drive South; Runner Up: Shore Plaza
Condominiums, 1893 Shore Dr. S.
Commercial: 1st Place: Health &
Rehabilitation Centre at Dolphins
View, 1820 Shore Dr. S.; Runner Up:
Ten Pin Lanes, 1453 Pasadena Ave.
S.
Framed certificates will be presented
to the winners and runner ups at the
City's Regular Commission Meeting
on January 14th at 7 p.m. The City's
Cable Channel 615 will display
the winners and runner up names
throughout the holiday season.



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Reserve your Yard
Sale Space
Spaces for the January 25th, 2014
Community Yard Sale are on sale
now. The City of St. Pete Beach is
hosting a Community Yard Sale at
7701 Boca Ciega Dr from 8 a.m. to
12 p.m. The Community Center does
all the advertising for the event. The
costfor the 10'x 10'spaceis $15for St.
Pete Beach residents and $17.50 for
non-residents. For more information
or to reserve your space, contact
the Community Center at 727-
363-9245. Spaces will sell out fast,
so call today!

Gem, Mineral and
Jewelry Show and Sale
The Pinellas Geological Society, Inc.
will present their 38th Annual Gem,
Mineral and Jewelry Show and Sale
on January 10th, llth and 12th at
the Largo Cultural Center, Parkview
Room, 105 Central Park Drive. Hours
are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
Event features beautifully crafted
jewelry, gem trees, mineral egss
and spheres, crystals, mineral
specimens, slabs, artifacts, cut gems,
Indian and Western jewelry, exhibits
and library. Donation of $1.50 to
benefit college scholarships and
science awards, lapidary training,
information and publications.
The Club meets monthly September
through May at the Largo Library
on the fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m.




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The meetings are an opportunity to
learn and share this hobby through
speakers, videos, hands-on and other
programs and fellowship. Annual
dues are $8 single and $10 for a
family. Call Lee Sheffield at 727-
709-3236.

Free Wills for
Veterans Aged 60+
Stetson University College of Law
partners with the Community Law
Program and the St. Petersburg Bar
Foundation in February to prepare
free simple wills and advance
directives for low income veterans
and their spouses aged 60 or older.
Veterans or their spouses must


schedule individual appointments
in advance by calling 727-562-
7393. Walk-in appointments are not
available. The deadline to schedule
an appointment is January 24th,
2014.
The Wills for the Greatest
Generation program is designed to
assist veterans and their spouses
aged 60 or older who have limited
assets. Individuals owning real
estate outside the state of Florida
will not be eligible to participate.
Volunteer attorneys from the
Community Law Program will assist
Stetson's Center for Excellence
in Elder Law and Veterans Law
Institute.


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Charlie is a 15 lb., male, Lhasa Apso mix. He is a real charmer
who loves to play with other dogs his size. To learn more about
Charlie and other adoptable animals, visit Pet Pal Animal
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S10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 405 22nd Street S. in St. Petersburg.
Call 727-328-7738 or www.petpalanimalshelter.


Senior Solos Ring
in the New Year
Senior Solos invites all singles age
55 and up to join them January 1st at
1 p.m. to ring in the New Year with
lunch and conversation at Golden
Corral, 10050 Ulmerton, Largo.
Please join them also for the first
meeting of 2014 at 1:30 p.m. on
January 13th at the Pinellas Park
Senior Center, located at 7625 59th
Street N. There will be a potluck
lunch; bring a dish to share and $2
or no dish and $5. After a vote on
new officers, a representative from
Hospice will speak with humor on
serious issues.
Register for So Classic
Car Show
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
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involved should an emergency arise.
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seminar, "Emergencies on Board"
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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.

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. For more information,
please contact Rachel at 727-
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Grief Share to
Start Next Year
Grief Share support group will
meet at Cornerstone Community
Church, 6745 38th Avenue N. in
St. Petersburg every Friday starting
on January 3rd through March 24th.
Call 727-343-7747.

Senior Excursions
in St. Pete Beach
The St. Pete Beach Community
Center has new Senior Excursions
on the schedule. The excursions are
a great way for local seniors to travel
with their friends and make new
ones! The new trips are as follows:
January 10th: Hard Rock Casino;
January 17th: Sun Line Cruises in
Tarpon Springs; January 24th: The
Florida Aquarium; January 31st:
Ringling Museum; February 7th:
TECO Manatee Viewing Center;
February 14th: Florida State Fair;
February 15th: Sarasota Art Show;
February 21st: St. Armands Circle;
February 28th: Florida Strawberry
Festival; March 7th: Dunedin Blue
Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays; March
14th: Bok Tower Gardens; March
21st: Winter Park Art Festival.
All excursionswill depart from the St.
Pete Beach Community Center, 7701
Boca Ciega Drive. Trip times vary.
All participants must pre-register by
the Wednesday prior to the excursion.
Each trip is $12 for residents of
St. Pete Beach and $15 for non-
residents. Cost covers transportation
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participants. For more information
visit www.spbrec.com or call 727-
363-9245.

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. Call Rachel at 727-
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art opening at Domain Gallery.
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- work at Domain since 2001, but
S. this past weekend marked her
first art opening there.
Since its opening of the gallery
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Yoga with Valerie on Wednesday
mornings at the Gulfport Recreation
Center. Class starts at 9 a.m. and
cost is $10 a class. Class suitable for
all levels, yoga meets you where you
are at. Call Valerie at 727-557-4258.
Please bring a yoga mat and a bottle
of water.

Save the Date
Gulfport's Get Rescued, the animal
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. Pet
related activities will include a pet
parade with domestic and adoptable
pets, pet care education, pet services,
a pet food and supplies drive, animal
rescue groups, free samples, training
demos, canine massage, food, music
and more.
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.GulfportMA.
corn or www.facebook.com/
GetRescued or contact Suzanne King
at 727-322-5217, email SuzFest@
gmail.com. Pet-friendly vendors and
rescue groups can download the
applications at www.SIKPromotions.
com under the vendor info tab. Event
is located on Beach Blvd. S., near
3129 Beach Boulevard S. Gulfport,
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Centennial Celebration
of First Flight
On January 1, 1914, Tony Jannus
and Abe Phiel took off from the waters
of Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg's
waterfront in what is recognized as
the first commercial airline flight in
the world. The 23 minute flight across
Tampa Bay landed in Tampa. Tony
Jannus was the pilot and Mr. Phiel
was the passenger, who as a former
mayor and paid $400 at an auction
for the ticket. The airplane was the
Benoist Airboat with an average
airspeed of 60 mph. That flight has
since become known as "The Birth of
the Global Airline Industry." In 1984,
a similar Celebration took place to
recognize the 75th Anniversary of
the 1914 Flight.
On January 1, 2014, there will be
a Centennial Celebration of the
Jannus/Phiel flight. It will take place
precisely at 10 a.m. with CEO of
Fantasy of Flight, Kermit Weeks,who
will fly a full scale reproduction of
the original Benoist Airboat across
Tampa Bay to Peter O'Knight's
Seaplane Basin. The flight will takeoff
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Basin at the St. Petersburg Museum
of History, 335 Second Avenue NE.
The exhibits open at 8 a.m., Opening
Remarks are at 9 a.m., and the flight
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Flight 2014 is coordinating the event
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Wednesday 11am
6315 Central Ave. 727-347-1226
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Pasadena Community Church
now has three stores at one location
(Pasadena Ave. and Second Ave.
S.). Hours are 9-1 Wednesday and
Saturday. The mall features three
rooms: one with clothes, shoes,
accessories and jewelry; one with
gifts, china, glasses, sporting goods,
children's clothes, toys and games;
and one with furniture, household
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727-321-3380 office
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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
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Metaphysical Community Church
1950 2nd Ave. No., St. Petersburg
Sunday Service 11:00 am
"The Old and The New"
Rev. LeRoy Zemke
Mon & Tue Course in Miracles
"Our Hope for Years to Come"
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United Fellowship
5721 Central Ave.
Do you cherish your doubts? You might be
a Unitarian Universallist and not know it.
Join us for a free and responsible search
for truth and meaning.
Discussion 10:15 AM
Program 11:00 AM
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Wednesday Healing Eucharist 12 pm
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Catherine the Great -
A BookClub Event
The Pass-A-Grille Beach
Community Church invites you to
a live presentation of Nan Colton's
performance of Catherine the Great
on Tuesday, January 21st at 1 p.m.
This event will be held in the church
at 107 16th Avenue, St. Pete Beach.
Parking is available in lot and on the
street. A $5 donation is requested.
The church book club recommends
the book "Catherine the Great" by
Robert K. Massie, however you will
throughly enjoy the performance if
you have not read the book.
This live performance by Nan Colton
will portray the Empress of Russia
as a ruler and a woman. Many of
her decisions are still relevant to the
world today. Come hear why this
ruler was named "great".
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having researched, produced and
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Gulfport Garden
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Come, join them for a nature walk
along the Arrowhead Trail at Fort
DeSoto Park on Thursday, January
16th. Walkers and canes are fine.
Terrain is flat or just sit and enjoy
the view and migratory birds. They
will carpool from the Gulfport Senior
Center at 10 a.m. Each car will share
the entry cost of $5 (Handicap tags
get in free!). Bring a picnic lunch,
drinks will be provided. Yes, there is
a restroom. Please contact Saundra
Anderson (727-290-9517) to let her
know if you will be attending and if
you need a ride or plan to drive.

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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periods. These short yet intense
workouts provide improved athletic
capacity and condition, increased
strength and muscularity, improved
glucose metabolism, and extreme fat
burning. In addition to strength and
fitness, Urban Survival Bootcamp
incorporates a fun and light group
atmosphere for all who participate
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
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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
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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
Grown. 1 p.m.

Take a Safe
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
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Toy Shop. Forty-two families were assisted with toys and a gift card from
Walmart. Walmart and Sam's Club were sponsors of this year's event. Our
toy shop has been an on-going project for more than 20 years at our Lions
Club. Joanne has spearheaded this event for the Lions for over 15 years. Our
thanks to her and the many supporters of our food events that pay for much of
this project. Have a happy and safe Christmas and great New Year from the
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Come join them at the Sons of Italy,
2500 34th Street S. in St. Petersburg
every Friday from 4-8 p.m. for a
3-course dinner. Happy hour is from
4-5 p.m. Cost is $10; donations to the
scholarship fund. Call 798-6355 for
reservations.


Beta Sigma Phi
"Sunshine City Council will hold
their annual Spaghetti Dinner on
Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 5-8
p.m. at the Five Towns' Magnolia
Club House. Tickets are $8.50 per
person and includes beverage, salad,
bread, spaghetti and dessert. There
will be a silent auction and a dessert
auction as well. The desserts will be
all homemade. To purchase tickets
or more information, please contact
Sharon Ingram at 321-2849."
For more information, please
contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.


Book Donations Needed
Donations of books are needed by
the Bookstore of The Friends of the
West St. Petersburg Community
Library located on the St. Petersburg
College Gibbs Campus, corner of
8th Avenue N. and 67th St. N. The
proceeds from the sale of these items
are used to fund special children's
and adult programs to benefit the
community. They are a volunteer
non-profit c-3 organization and can
provide a receipt to you for your
possible tax deduction. Please call
Elaine Wenstrom at 253-6904.


Lithuanian-American
Club Lunch
The Lithuanian/American
Club at 4880 46th Avenue N. in
St. Petersburg is serving lunch every
Thursday at 1 p.m. The schedule is
one week koldunai and the other
week cepelinai.
The cost is $7 for entree, side, dessert
and coffee. This Thursday's menu
is soup, koldunai (meat dumplings),
served with bacon and/or sour cream,
dessert and coffee. As usual, they
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baked bread to buy every Thursday.
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experience as an attorney
specializing in handling
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bankruptcies means that he
has dealt with virtually any
kind of problem or issue that
might arise with them. And,
secondly, he had to file a
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experience makes him very
sensitive to the kinds of
things people face when
making the difficult decision
to file.
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worried about how to keep
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put people more at ease and
understand that I have been
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He began his career as a
staff attorney for the U.S.
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practice law in both Florida
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feel like I can help people get
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how it might be best for you to
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professional papers
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general, ECF requirements
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to explain in depth and in
terms that are relatable to
you, the homeowner, just
what this means and how
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First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to
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new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim
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Adventures in Ancestry
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Book Lover's
Calendar for 2014
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. 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
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meets for lunch on the first Tuesday
of each month. The next luncheon will
be at the Belleair Country Club, One
Country Club Lane in Belleair. Social
hour starts at 11:30 a.m. followed by
lunch and a short program. Military
officers who are retired, active duty
or former officers and their spouses
or widows are invited to attend. Call
727-786-5578.

Early Voting Starts
January 4
Supervisor of Elections Deborah
Clark announces that early voting
begins January 4th for the January
14, 2014 Special Primary Election -
Congressional District 13.
Early voting will be conducted
Saturday, January 4 through
Sunday, January 12 in all Supervisor
of Elections offices. Hours will be
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and
Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Early voting locations: Election
Service Center, 13001 Starkey Rd.,
Largo (Starkey Lakes Corporate
Center) Pinellas County Courthouse,
315 Court St., Room 117, Clearwater
(first floor, north side), County
Building, 501 First Ave. N.,
St. Petersburg (entrance on 5th
Street).
Voters can check early voting wait
times online at www.votepinellas.
com. Color codes represent wait times
as follows: Green indicates a wait
time less than 20 minutes; yellow, 20
to 40 minutes; and red, more than 40
minutes.
Since Florida is a "closed primary"
state, only voters registered with
a political party may vote in that
party's primary, so only Republicans
may vote in this Republican Special
Primary. There is no Democratic
Special Primary because only one
Democratic candidate qualified for
this election. All registered voters
residing in Congressional District
13 may vote in the March 11, 2014
Special General Election.
Voters may choose to vote by mail,
at early voting or at their polling
places on Election Day. Visit www.
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cards may have been compromised
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retailer this morning.
"First of all, if you used a credit
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to your account, as debit cards do
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Sewers, from front page
indicate that about 1/3 of the total
flow can be attributed to infiltration
and inflow."
That means that Gulfport's sewers
and manholes are no longer a closed
system, and things can leak in and
out. To prevent future overflows of
sewage, environmental damage to
the bay and Clam Bayou and health
hazards, "rehabilitation of the
system is needed," Mr. Sopak says.
Repairs will save the city money
as well. The water that leaks into
the city's sewage system travels to
a treatment facility that charges the
city by the gallon for treatment.
"In view of the fact that the City will
be faced with increased treatment
charges in 2017, the need for repairs
and upgrades in the system is
critical," Mr. Sopak says.

How much will all
the repairs cost?
An estimated $4.5 million. (Find an
extended explanation of the costs at
TheGabber.com.)
What is the average
cost per household?
Residents will not an assessment or
charge for these improvements.

When do repairs start?
If the council approves the loan,
work will begin in April 2014.

How long will the
work take?
The work should be completed by
April 2016.

How will the loan work?
The city will finance the repairs
over a 20-year term. The state will
guarantee the rate at 2.5%.
Gulfport will secure the loan with the
money it collects from customers.
The loan is to be secured by the gross
revenues derived yearly from the
operation of the water andwastewater
utilities system (the City's Water and
Sewer Fund) after payment of the
operation and maintenance expense
and the satisfaction of all yearly
payment obligations on account of
the senior revenue obligations and
revenues of the Local Option Sales


Tax (Penny For Pinellas), which can
be utilized to pay the loan back..

How much will it smell
during the repairs?
There should be no sewer smell.

How will the city control
the health hazards
when workers remove
sewer pipes?
Will we see used
sewer pipes out on our
streets overnight?
Most of the repairs will take place
underground and no old pipes should
be stored overnight.

Should we keep our
animals and kids inside?
The work on the sewer system will
not affect kids or animals.

Will all our roads get
torn up at once?
Since most of the work will take
place underground, no.

What about brick streets?
Are they involved and
will the city replace the
brick or pave over it?
If repairs can't happen underground,
wherever the city (or its contractor)
must dig, Mr. Sopak assures residents
"the roadway will be restored to its
original condition."

Do the repairs include any
work on my property? Will
you tear up my yard?
No work will be performed on
private property; only in the right
of ways. This may include portions
of someone's landscape, as the city
right of ways often extend past the
street.


Will we be able to use
our toilets, sinks and
showers during the repairs
and replacements?
Yes, because the city will make sure
the sewage in the area under repair
gets bypassed to a functioning sewer
pipe. If the city performs smoke
testing, homes without appropriate
plumbing fixtures may have some
smoke in them. The city will notify
all residents before performing work
in their area.

Doesn't the public
works department make
more money than it
needs every year?
Why do we need to borrow
the money if the sewer
department turn a profit?
Although Gulfport's utilities
department often collects more
money than it spends, it does not
have enough money to fund large-
scale capital improvements. In past
years, the city has used excess money
collected from customers to balance
the budget. It has also budgeted to
begin a sewer repair program, but
such repairs cannot keep up with
the sewer system at the rate it is
failing. Again, Mr. Sopak reminds
people, the pipes have exceeded their
expectancy.
Will my sewer rates
or taxes increase
because of the loan?
Property taxes don't pay for sewer
projects: utility rates do. The city
bases those rates on its contract with
St. Petersburg, as St. Petersburg
treats Gulfport's sewage.

Contact Cathy Salustri at
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t tiIoroscope Guide


By Holiday Mathis
The end of the year brings a
duet between the sun and Mercury,
both in Capricorn. These luminaries
sing of our hopes for the new year
even as they wonder whether the
responsibilities we take on will
be enough to bring those hopes
into reality. Mercury then invites
Uranus in Aries to join in the chorus,
and that's when the arrangement
becomes dissonant. Stay positive --
interruptions and challenges only
make for a better story later.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
One school of thought is that at
the very moment you want to quit,
you're almost there. Another school
of thought is to follow your intuitive
signals: If you want to quit, there's
probably a pretty good reason for
it. Why suffer needlessly? Trust
yourself instead of being inflexibly
tied to your original idea.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
While loved ones go gaga for a new
person or trend, you will likely
remain unimpressed. You can't help
it that you have excellent taste, a
large body of experience to draw
from and a purpose that keeps you
from being distracted by every shiny
new development that comes along.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Those
with low self-esteem often blame
themselves for things that were
never their fault in the first place,
and everyone assumes the blame has
been correctly assigned. You'll see
this dynamic at work this week. You
know better. Do something about it.
If you don't right the balance and
alleviate suffering, no one will.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You
have returned from a quest to claim
your new position. It's not a throne
exactly; you have no desire to rule
over others. Still, there is a place for
you to assert what you know. You
feel a responsibility to help those
who are less experienced. They
haven't seen what you have seen,
and they need a guide.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20).
Think of what would happen if
Earth were any more attracted to


the sun than it is. It would orbit too
close, the atmosphere would burn
up, and nothing could live on this
blue marble of a planet. Apply this
principle to your love life. The health
of a relationship depends solely on
the degree of attraction you feel for
someone.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You
want to see justice done, and you are
in a position to execute it this week.
Balancing things out will require a
process of redistribution. The vessel
in question may be a heart, stomach
or wallet. If it's empty, you'll fill it,
and if it's full, you'll take some and
pass it around.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). It's
relaxation and celebration for the
next few days. Then at the start
of the new year, you will waste no
time in getting busy. You will prove
your stellar leadership ability by
surrounding yourself with people
who have specialized expertise and a
kind of intelligence that is different
from your own.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You hate
to feel on-edge, so you'll do the
things necessary to center yourself
and get emotionally stable. You'll
schedule self-care and arrange to be
in situations that calm and comfort
you. Would you believe that some
people live their lives on the verge of
tears? One such person will impact
your week.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A dry
spell will end in a big way. The first
drops of "water" will start a flood.
Are you ready to be up to your ears
in the thing you've been lacking
for so long? If not, the beginning of
the week is for preparing yourself.
Think ahead, and make necessary
arrangements and purchases.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The trials
and tribulations of long ago still
seem to be influencing your current
scene, though in mostly positive
ways. The people you'll deal with are
stronger and more organized and
capable because of what they had to
deal with back then. There are also
more rules to follow -- inconvenient
for you, but necessary.


SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).
Everything requires maintenance.
Health, relationships andpossessions
all take time, energy and money to
keep in tip-top shape. Of course, you
can't predict everything that will
happen, but do try to avoid getting
into things that you won't be able to
maintain at the neediest point of the
cycle.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
You wanted a change, and suddenly
it's happening for you. Normally, you
would find a slow transformation
interesting, but in this particular
case, you're not trying to make
a study of it. You just want to get
through the process quickly and be
on the other side, and that's the way
it will be.
This Week's Birthdays: You'll
invest in your home in January
and add more value in September.
Someone new craves your attention
in February. Accept the career
challenge in March. It won't be
an easy road, but with a mix of
creativity and tenacity, you could
be the winner. Investigate extended
family and reconnect -- there are
benefits to discovering your roots.
Give children guidance in June,
and they will make you proud much
later.

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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Chamber Music
Concert Series
Contemporary and traditional
chamber music presented by The
New Music Conflagration featuring
the music of new composers and
modern masters on grand piano and
a variety of instruments from brass
to percussion. Sunday afternoons at
2:30 p.m. on January 5th, January
19th, February 9th, March 9th and
March 23rd at the St. Petersburg
Main Library, 3745 Ninth Avenue
N.

Gulf Beaches
Historical Museum
Annual Fundraiser
Pleasejoin them for a special evening
of exceptional entertainment at St.
Pete City Theatre on Thursday,
January 30th, 2014. Enjoy a social
hour with hors d' oeurves and beer/
wine starting at 7 p.m., followed
at 8 p.m. by a highly celebrated
live musical performance that will
transport you to 1890's New York
City.
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727-552-1610. Hours of operation
are Thursday Saturday 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Your ticket purchase directly
benefits the Museum. It is rare that
a museum offers free admission
these days. Gulf Beaches Historical
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be free to all! The Museum is totally
managed by local volunteers and is
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of the Museum", an organization
whose financial help goes toward
the acquisition, preservation and
exhibition of the historic collection.
Funding is obtained through its
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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.
Must be a registered Gulfport Senior
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Enjoying Christmas
It's Christmas. It's not Santa Claus
time or Santa Claus season. It's not
about Christmas trees although it
is about presents and giving and
sharing.., and caring. Trees and
lights and displays and shopping
and parties and all the extraneous
activities, however stressful and
distracting, are symbols and
manifestations of a celebration of the
birth of Jesus Christ.
That's it in a nutshell. It is a
religious celebration regardless
what you believe in or whether
you believe. And, it's a nationally
recognized holiday (meaning Holy
Day) even though not all citizens are
Christian and there is no government
established religion in this country.
However, you can celebrate or
observe or not. You can also celebrate
without believing or taking part in
any religious ceremonies, explicit or
tacit. Some places you can work on
Christmas Day if you want. Or, if


you are a business, no law says you
must close or stay open. In other
words, observe, take part, go along,
ignore, forget about, or even oppose.
Each has a freedom to do as he or
she chooses and government won't
interfere.
Of course, as a nation we could
choose not to observe any holidays,
particularly religious ones. No point
in Christmas vacations for schools, or
a specific day off and so forth. Note
that Easter isn't a national holiday.
We can do anything we want with
holidays (used generically). Note
that founder James Madison once
commented that government should
"take no cognizance of religion". At
least, I think that's the quote.
Along those lines, an atheist group
in New York City, on a large billboard
advertisement, declared that it
was time to get rid of the Christ in
Christmas. By definition that would
be a bit ridiculous, but we could
rename it. Winter solstice maybe.
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like the European August vacation
time. Instead of gathering with family
and friends we could scatter across
the country and churches could vie
for the attention. At least for now, I
think the churches would win.
Whatever. Each year we go
through these arguments. Groups
oppose manger scenes on public
property. Clergy complain about
the commercialization of Christmas.
Schools rid the halls of Christmas
carols and religious symbols even
while promoting "seasonal" pageants.
Why? What's the point if it isn't about
Christmas?
In the end, however, it boils down to
what each one of us does. If a manger
scene is important to you, put one
in your yard, or balcony. Or, place a
Christian symbol on your clothing,
or your car. Same thing for a Cross.
Display it personally. Don't force the
government to do it. Yes, this country
had a religious or at least a "belief"
basis at its founding. Think "Creator"
as the basis of all individual rights.
Then think how government can
mess that up.
I don't want to scour our government
of all religious notes and I don't want
to eliminate Christmas as a national
holiday. On the other hand, let the
hand of government have only the
lightest touch on our religions. Do we
really want government involved in
our religions?
So, enjoy your Christmas holiday
and do it your way. Merry Christmas
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American Legion Activities


... Post 125
1-1 ~6440 5th Ave. S., St. Petersburg 347-6085
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
ih n On Breakfast Buffet Lunch Served
LunchKitchen Open Southern Knights Band 8:30-11am No Lunch Served Lunch 11-3 11 am-3pm
Lunch Served 11 -2pm 7-11pm S.A.L. hamburgers and Euchre 1 pm
11am-3pm Dinner 4:30-6:30pm hot dogs 12-3pm Ron's Karaoke 7pm Bingo 6pm
Ron's Karaoke 7pm Southern Knights Band Dinner 4:30-6:30pm Kitchen Open
7-11pm Steakums 1-3pm for Bingo

NEW YEARS EVE TICKETS ON SALE IN LOUNGE Dinner-6:00 8:00 Band 7:00- Comp bkfst midnight $35pp
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL
Legion Riders meet the first Monday of each month at 7 pm
Auxiliary meets 2nd Tuesday each month at 7 pm.
Legionnaire meets 3rd Monday of each month 7 pm
S.A.L. meets last Monday of each month at 7 pm.
Service Officer Bob Cannon is at the Post Thursday from 9am 12 noon to offer assistance





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THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY

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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 12/13
Accident with Injuries- 26th Ave. &
56th St. S.
Animal Call- 5400 BIk 13th Ave. S.
Burglary Residence- 4900 BIk 23rd
Ave. S.
Burglary Residence- 5700 BIk 13th
Ave. S.
Burglary Vehicle- 1300 BIk 51st St.
S.
Disorderly Conduct- 5000 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Domestic- 4900 BIk Tangerine Ave.
S.
Domestic- 5600 BIk 12th Ave. S.
Drug Call- 1000 BIk 49th St. S.
Saturday 12/13
Abandoned Vehicle- 4600 BIk 29th
Ave. S.
Assault/Battery- 5700 BIk 12th Ave.


Burglary Vehicle- 5100
S.


BIk 13th Ave.


Disorderly Conduct- Beach Blvd. &
30th Ave. S.
Disorderly Conduct- 1000 BIk Hull
St. S.
Domestic- 51st St. & Gulfport Ave.
S.
Domestic- 2500 BIk York St. S.
Domestic- 5700 BIk 12th Ave. S.
Person Under Influence- 5900 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Stolen Vehicle- 4900 BIk Tangerine
Ave. S.
Trespass- 5900 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Sunday 12/15
Abandoned Vehicle- 5300 BIk St.
S.
Animal Call- 55th St. & 17th Ave. S.
Domestic- BIk 14th Ave. S.
DUI- 54th St. & Essex Ave. S.
Hit & Run- 28th Ave. & Clinton St. S.
Juvenile Trouble- 700 BIk 51st St. S.
Person Under Influence- 5100 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Prowler- 2600 BIk 49th St. S.
Shots Fired (Heard)- 700 BIk 60th St.
S.
Theft- 29th Ave. & Miriam St. S.
Monday 12/16
Theft- 2200 BIk 49th St. S.
Trespass- 5900 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Assault/Battery- 1800 BIk 55th St.
S.
Drug Call- 49th St. & 31st Ave. S.
Juvenile Trouble- 900 BIk 58th St.
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Juvenile Trouble- 5100 BIk 15th Ave.
S.
Person Under Influence- 5900 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Tuesday 12/17
Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Trespass- 5200 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Animal Call- 49th St. & 14th Ave. S.
Animal Call- 1400 BIk 60th St. S.
Disorderly Conduct- 5000 BIk 29th
Ave. S.
Domestic- 5200 BIk Newton Ave. S.
Wednesday 12/18
Vandalism- 1600 BIk 58th St. S.
Animal Call- 1800 BIk 53rd St. S.
Burglary Residence- 5000 BIk 14th
Ave. S.
Disorderly Conduct- 5000 BIk 29th
Ave. S.
Hit & Run- 700 BIk 58th St. S.
Juvenile Trouble- 900 BIk 58th St.
S.
Juvenile Trouble- 1800 BIk 55th St.
S.
Person Under Influence- 5500 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Thursday 12/19
Theft- 5000 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Animal Call- 5200 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Animal Call- 58th St. & 11th Ave. S.
Disturbance- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd.
S.
Drug Call- 57th St. & Newton Ave. S.
Fraud/Forgery- 6200 BIk 11th Ave.
S.
Juvenile Trouble- 6200 BIk Kipps
Colony Ct.
Person Under Influence- 49th St. &
Tradewinds Dr. S.
Shots Fired (Heard)- 5400 BIk Jersey
Ave. S.


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By Mary Hunt
How to Win the Balance
Transfer Game
There's nothing fun about credit-
card debt. An outstanding balance
of $5,000 that is subject to 19.99
percent interest means you're paying
about $1,000 a year just in interest.
Imagine if that $1,000 could go
directly to repaying the balance
instead. You could pay it off in record
time instead of stringing it out for
many years.
If you're carrying credit-card debt,
playing the balance transfer game
could be the way out of your heavy
debt situation. Just beware: There
are pitfalls in the balance transfer
game that, if not avoided, could end
up making your situation worse, not
better.
Playing the balance transfer game
well requires financial maturity and
personal discipline. Are you up to it?
Should you wish to play, you'll need
to adopt this strategy to come out a
winner:
Find a balance transfer credit
card application. You want one
that offers at least 15 months of 0
percent interest, has no annual fee
and a small, if any, balance transfer.
Search at IndexCreditCards.com.
Fine print. Read the application
very carefully. Know exactly what
is in the terms and conditions before
you apply.
Divide to conquer. Once you have
the account and you transfer the
balance, divide your outstanding
balance by the number of months in
the 0 percent introductory period.
Lock eyeballs on that number. That
is the amount you must pay each
month for this to work.
Do not use the new card. This
account is for one thing only -- to
facilitate paying the balance to $0.
Cancel the account from which you
transferred the balance. Just close it
and do not look back. Yes, this could
knock a few points off your credit
score for a few months. But paying
off the new account quickly will help
to recover those points.
Sounds easy enough, but let's not
fool ourselves. Paying the balance
quickly is going to take a lot of hard


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work and discipline. And there are
pitfalls you must avoid:
Switcheroo. The terms and
conditions will state that you may
not qualify for the account for which
you are applying, and in which case
the bank may offer you a different
account. This could be a big problem
if you do not notice and then go
ahead and transfer your balances to
that account that may not have $0
interest and may also be subject to
huge transfer fees. If this happens,
you are not obligated to accept a
different account.
Double trouble. If you fail to close
the first account once you transfer the


entire balance, prepare for trouble.
Emergencies happen, and if you keep
that account active, you'll find a way
to use that account for something.
Gradually the balance will creep
back to what it was before.
Transfer fees. Ideally, you will find a
balance transfer account that has $0
transfer fees. They do exist, but you
have to search. Most have a transfer
fee of $5 or 3 percent of the balance
transferred, whichever is more.
Pulling off a credit-card balance
transfer can offer a fabulous
opportunity to pay off your credit-
card debt. But it requires a steady
hand a strong mind. You must
be focused, determined and fully
committed to a strategy that gives
you the best chance at winning the
game.


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Local Obituaries -
BRODOWSKI, RICHARD, 84, of
South Pasadena, passed away on Dec.
15, 2013. Private services were held
on Wednesday, Dec. 17th. Memorial
Park Funeral Home, 727-527-1196.

FAYER, FLORENCE L., 98, of
South Pasadena, passed away Dec.
20, 2013. Survived by her loving
family & friends. Guestbook at
davidcgross.com. David C. Gross
Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave.,
727-381-4911.

L LAURAS,
ALFONSAS, 89,
of South Pasadena,
FL died on Dec. 21,
2013.Hewasbornin
Kaunas, Lithuania.
i.. He came to St.
Petersburg in 1986 from Chicago, IL
where he was employed for 31 years
with the Chicago Transit Authority,
ATU Local 308. He was a member of
the St. Petersburg Lithuanian Club
and St. Casimir Lithuanian Catholic
Mission. Survivors include 3 sons,
4 daughters and their families,
10 grandchildren and 7 great-
grandchildren; in Lithuania 2 nieces
with their families, 3 cousins with
their families and other relatives
and friends. A service will be held
on Thursday, the 26th at 11 a.m.
at Beach Memorial Chapel, 301
Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach, FL
with a committal service to follow at
Memorial Park Cemetery.


LEACH, STUART H., 78, of South
Pasadena, passed away Dec. 15,
2013. Stu was born in Flint, MI and
served in the Navy during the Korean
War. He was a faithful disciple
of Jesus Christ and a member of
Pasadena Community Church,
where he served in many capacities,
including Lay Minister. Stu is
survived by his beloved wife of 26
years, Carolyn; sons, Bruce (Denise)
and Steve (Joann); daughters,
Diane Leach and Lori (Mark)
Davis; stepchildren, Jeff (Kathleen)
McComas and William McComas;
sisters, Gwen (Rae) Earl and
Connie (Lew) Haines; half-sisters,
Lois Smith, Karen (Toby) Ogden,
and Linda (Michael) Ulrich; and
many loving grandchildren, great-
grandchildren, cousins, nephews,
nieces and an aunt. A funeral service
and celebration of Stu's life will be
held Saturday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m.
in the main sanctuary of Pasadena
Community Church, 227 70th St.
S., St. Petersburg. Friends will be
received one hour prior to service.
A light luncheon will follow at the
church. Interment will take place
in Michigan. In lieu of flowers, the
family suggests donations in Stu's
memory to Pasadena Community
Church to aid world hunger or the
Wounded Warrior project. Guestbook
at davidcgross.com. David C. Gross
Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave.,
727-381-4911.


Chair Yoga Class
Chair yoga with Joyce is a slow
and easy, but challenging workout
that accommodates people with
physical limitations. In chair yoga
the movements, based on traditional
Hatha yoga postures are done seated
or standing supported by a chair,
so almost anyone can participate.
Classes meet on Fridays at 10 a.m. at
Gulfport Recreation Center. The cost
is $7 per class. Please contact Joyce
at 345-0679 for more information.

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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Spanish Classes
Now Forming
Whether you are a true beginner or
have some knowledge they have the
class for you. Both classes will be on
Monday for 8 weeks and start on
January 13th. The beginner/novice
(for the true beginner) will be held
4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Beginner 2 (not
for advanced students) will be held
from 3 to 4 p.m. Classes are held
at the Gulfport Recreation Center
and are $10 per class. Please call
727-482-2125 or email tutoring@
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more questions and to register.

Tips to Keep Pets Safe
The holiday season is a time for fun
with family and friends, but Pinellas
County Animal Services reminds
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.
Forget the holly and mistletoe.
Holly, wheningested, can cause pets to
suffer nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Mistletoe can cause gastrointestinal
upset and cardiovascular problems..
Hold the leftovers. Fatty, spicy
and other human foods should not be
fed to your furry friends. Bones from
cooked meals cannot be digested and
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.
SIf 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.
To learn more about the shelter,
visit www.pinellascounty.org/
animalservices, or call 727-582-2600.
The lost or found pets hotline is 727-
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How is your Legal
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In our last article, the need
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examined. The following are some
of the legal problems which may be
uncovered by a legal checkup:
WILLS AND ESTATE
PLANNING
An indicator of good legal health
usually includes having a valid will
and some basic estate plan. If you
don't have a will, your personal and
real property may not be distributed
in accordance with your desires. In
addition, unnecessary expenses and


taxes may be incurred and certain
family members could possibly
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desires.
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planning document. A trust allows
you to transfer property to your
designated heirs utilizing a successor
trustee to implement your specific
instructions. If you create a trust
in a last will and testament, this is
called a testamentary trust. Another
form of trust is a living trust which
is created by written contract. Living
trusts are very useful estate planning
tools for everyone--not only the very
wealthy. A living trust assists in the
avoidance of probate and will help in
keeping your affairs out of the public
record and private.
It is critical to review your estate
planning documents whenever
important changes in your life occur.
If you marry, move to a new state,
have a child or lose a loved one, an
update of your legal documents may


be necessary. Also, it is an excellent
idea to discuss with your lawyer
if your estate plan is keeping pace
with the value of your property and
is updated to address changes in
Florida law and tax laws. Revisions
may be made with the drafting of
new documents or an amendment
to existing documents may be
necessary. It is important to never
make a change in your old will or
trust by writing on or crossing out
words or phrases which you want
to eliminate as this may invalidate
your documents.
DIVORCE
A lawyer should be consulted if
your marriage is ending or you
are contemplating ending your
marriage. Issues concerning child
custody, financial support and a
fair division of the marital property
will need to be addressed. If your
spouse threatens to harass or harm
you, hide marital property or take
your children in violation of your
visitation or custody rights, a lawyer
can assist you in seeking protection
against these improper acts of your
spouse.
Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson
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1135 Pasadena Avenue South, Suite
140, St. Petersburg, Florida. The
telephone number is 727-347-5131.
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A Bazaar Holiday


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Owner Angela Lagan took over the Bazaar last year the day after Christmas,
so she didn't know quite what to expect this holiday season.
The week before Christmas, the Bazaar ran out of stamps and had so many
outgoing packages that the postman had to make a return trip. Despite some
customers' concern their package would arrive late, Ms. Laganb assures
shippers that all packages that came in to the contract post office shipped at
the scheduled pickup time, even if the postman had to ring twice.
The Saturday before Christmas, the post office had plenty of stamps to go
around, although Ms.Lagan admits they did sell out unexpectedly.
"Who knew Gulfport could run through a month's of stamps in nine days? It
was 30 rolls, 2001.....I-' she laughed.
Some customers shopped local for stamps and shipping not out of a desire to
support local business, but because they felt they received prompter service at
the Gulfport post office.
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KA rtP' ByCathy Salustri


Resolved
I don't make resolutions. Mostly, I
don't make them because I don't
believe there's one day where
you can make sweeping changes to
your life at least, not successfully.
It doesn't seem practical to revamp
things all at one time.
But for cities? (i.in,.- can and
often times, should come in grand,
sweeping gestures.
For those of you who can't get enough
of Facebook, hop over to the Gabber's
Facebook group, Gulfport Ideas and
Opinions. There you will read (among
other things) a lot of chatter about
what Gulfport can do better. Yes,
some people post there for what I
would assume to be their sole purpose
of proving that they cannot properly
differentiate between their posteriors
and a hole in the ground.
For most people, though, I'm reading
and hearing a shift in Gulfport's
mentality. We are no longer the
rathole by the bay where people
move to have low rent shacks or, as
happened 30 years ago, people came
to buy booze after other cities stopped
selling alcohol. We are an option for
new families. We still have retirees,
yes, but we have younger people, too.
Last Saturday morning at "Brunch
with Santa" I was no longer the
youngest person in town without
homework, not by a long shot.
So since Gulfport has changed, at
some point, should it have resolutions?
I still cringe at the word, but I don't
think it's a bad idea to think about
our future. Since it's impractical for
city management to do so and expect
those goals to outlast the next election,
I thought I'd give us all a list on which
we could build. So here they are: my
non-resolutions for Gulfport.
1. Fix the damn sewers already.
Seriously, I understandwe've "always"
been a debt-free city, but if we don't
do something soon, I fear we'll turn
into Venice. I'm all about boating, but
not through rivers of human waste.
2. Quit trying to copy the
beaches. We will never, ever, ever be
a beach like Pass-a-Grille or St. Pete
Beach. Ever. Give it up. However,
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look at St. Petersburg's waterfront:
public access, marinas, trails, and
commerce. Yes, I said it: commerce.
I cannot say enough that I favor a
Coney Island-style setup on the beach.
Build a boardwalk, add a ferris wheel
or merry-go-round, and bring on more
boat races and vending activities that
capitalize on our waterfront. How do
we pay for it? Lease the space, with
heavyregulation. Right now, the beach
makes us almost no money. Let's look
at monetizing our waterfront with an
eye, of course, to the environment.
3. Do something real for families.
Our playgrounds are great, and so are
some of our rec center programs, but
let's think more about kids. With so
many artists in town, how do we not
have more art programs at the rec
center? What about soccer leagues
or a city-run volleyball program? I'm
not an athlete (catch me running one
morning and you'll see what I mean),
but I do know that sports help kids,
and since we seem to have more and
more of the little creatures lining our
streets, it probably wouldn't hurt to
give them something to do.
4. Implement real art programs.
Could someone tell me how St. Pete
Beach and not Gulfport has a facility
like Suntan Arts Center that offers
all means of art classes? And don't
point to the building; Gulfport also
leases a city building to an arts group
at a much better rate than St. Pete
Beach gives Suntan, and so far I can't
register for a drawing or pottery class.
Why?
5. Take care of Clam Bayou.
Yeah, yeah, I know. You're all tired
of hearing about Clam Bayou. Too
bad. If you want me to stop talking,
call your council member and tell
them to adopt a management plan
that includes water quality testing,
public education about the bayou,
and perhaps even a plan whereby the
city takes the state project a step or
two further and buys back dredged
land to become part of the bayou. It
worked, it seems, on the St. Pete side.
Want to know more? Start with a
paddle through Clam Bayou; looking
at it from the bike trail or someone's


back yard doesn't show you the whole
picture.
6. Deal with crime on 49th Street.
I want to stop hearing how Gulfport
and St. Petersburg can't seem to agree
on the priority level for dealing with
crime on 49th Street, and I swear to
the god of chickens and ducks that if
one more person calls it a "perception"
of crime they are going to "perceive"
my foot in their uh, maybe I
shouldn't go there. But St. Pete has
a new mayor and his communications
director lives in Gulfport, so I hope
we can actually start to talk about
the punitive damages St. Pete's
inattention to 49th Street has done to
Gulfport businesses and residents. I'm
also hoping that St. Pete's exorbitant
tax rate allows Mayor Kriseman to
hire more people to police the corridor
and help the residents on his side of
the street rise above the fear they live
with day to day.
7. Stop thinking poor. I know
that some folks read this list and
throw up their hands in frustration,
saying, "Great, Cathy, but how do we
pay for all these things?" Here's my
answer: Fees for services and, where
warranted, higher taxes. I could
sugar coat that, I guess, but why
bother? I can tell you this: I'm tired of
feeling like we're a "poor" city and we
have to subsidize everything for our
residents. Yes, I want us all to enjoy a
great quality of life, but beyond public
safety and public access to the library
and parks, I don't see why we have to
make everything free all the time, for
everyone. It's OK to charge for things,
Gulfport. Not all of us are poor. Some
of us have worked very, very hard not
to be poor and resent being treated
like we live in a welfare city. In all
my years in talking to people about
Gulfport, not one person has said to
me they moved here for the low tax
rate or how many free programs the
city offered.
It's time to evolve, Gulfport. Are we
resolved to evolve together, or do we
want to live in the past?

Contact Cathy Salustri at
CathySalustri@theGabber.com.
You can add your own Gulfport
resolutions on the Gabber's
Facebook group, Gulfport Ideas
& Opinions. Twitter users, tweet
your resolutions with the hashtag
#GulfportResolutions. We'll print
your ideas in an upcoming Gabber.






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NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL
- St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In
Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked-
ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re-
buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh
Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power
of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other
Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the
Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort
to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This
Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. 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
at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail
Mary(Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times).
This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Suc-
cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal
Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in
the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress
and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This
Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat-
ter How Difficult, Before the Termination of 9
Tuesday. A.B.
POWERFUL PRAYER TO Holy Spirit Holy
Spirit, you who solves all problems, who lights
all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who
give me the divine gifts to forgive and forget
all evil against me and that in all instances of
my life you are with me, I want in this short
prayer to thank you for all things and confirm
once again that I never want to be separated
from you, even in spite of all material illusions.
I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank
you for your mercy toward me and mine.
The person must say this prayer for 3 con-
secutive days. After 3 days the favor requested
will be granted, even if it may appear difficult.
This prayer must be published immediately af-
ter the favor is granted, without mentioning the
favor, only your initials should appear at the
bottom. A.B.

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
prayer. Thank You, Jesus.
G.F

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PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has
never been known to fail. This novena must be
said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must
be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and
Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles,
near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful 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. A.B.

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
nine days, nine times a day. Then publish this
prayer. ThankYou, Jesus. A.B.
PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never
Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful flower of
Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heav-
en. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Im-
maculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh
Star of the Sea, help me and 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
secure me into my necessity (make request).
There are none that can withstand your power.
Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us
who have recourse to thee (3) times. Holy
Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3)
times. Say this prayer for three consecutive
days and then you must publish and it will be
granted to you. A.B.
NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL
- St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In
Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked-
ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re-
buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh
Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power
of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other
Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the
Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort
to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This
Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. 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-
ter How Difficult, Before the Termination of 9
Tuesday. G.B.

SEN US Y' ]LlliOUR :


Gabber December 26, 2013 -January 1, 2014


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Luxury & Beach Realty, FL
Gulfport Division







Put Your Pet in Good Hands While You are Away


Cuiifuriing and Care are more
than just words on my website and
business cards. They describe what
Tracey's (oinfornina Care. A Pet-
Sitting Service
provides. I, "Heuring hth p
Tracey Young,
started provid- regarding hou
ing pet care of their fur-ba
services profes- tinue to request
sionally earlier
Searlie are the bigge,
this year after
i, iiit had the doing
privilege of ex-
periencing the unconditional love
my fur-babies have provided me my
entire life. If I did not have bills, I
would help pet parents with their
fur-babies free-of-charge. After 10+
years of working as a mental ht-alih
ih-r,-ip.i, 1 needed a change, but I
still wanted to provide a service to
the community for which I saw a
need.
As the sole provider in Tiac-.'s
Comforting Care. I assist parents
who need someone to take care of
their fur-babies (or fur-less, like
fish, etc.) while they are out-of-town,
when i h-y work long hours, when
h, are unable to %nik their rng-
or when they do not have anyone to
let their log out or walk thc-ir dt-g(.
M% services arc r.a;i-n.ihby priced,
and th-ugh my website states that
the visits are only 30 minutes, I
have and will continue to spend a
kiii-nger qu:ili killedd time ibll your
fur-babies. Our furry children are
social creatures and need some form
of Lu 1f iiimng care themselves. And,
1pr,., idin t i-i c. re in your fur-baby's
own home where he/she is comfort-
able is less traumatic for your givers
of unconditional love than a kennel
normally would be.
Currently, as one of two parents of
2 dogs and 3 cats, I understand the
needs and different personalities
each I"ur-lbihy has. Some of ni. big.
wi,-.t compliments have been having
a cat come out of hiiding when the
pet-parent warned that I would nev-
er see the pet and having a dog like
me when I was told that she would
snarl at me at first. But. hearing the
praise of the pet parents regarding
how well I have taken care of their
fur-babies and how they continue to


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request mn help when needed are
the biggest sign: that I must be do.
ir,: a oud job. I always maintain
contact with my pet parents when
they are
*v of the pet purenl.s out of
town, as
ItI I have taken care often or in
and how they con- whatever
v h.: p when needed form they
On.p that I must be d e s i r e,
so that
oodjob." they do
not worry
about their children. To further ease
any worries, I am a member of P.l
Sitter Associates and am insured


and bonded. Living in Gulfpuii,. I
primarily help pet parents who live
in Southern Pinellas Counmti, but I
do not turn down a parent in need,
unless the drive would cost me more
than any money provided.
If you would like to consider my
help, please contact me for a free
meeting at a time and place that is
comfortable for you and your pet(s).
I do not charge extra for holidays or
for extra pets. M. goal is to provide
you and your fur-babies Ciu f.rtLinig
Care at a low price, but with a big
heart, treating your children as I LL
as I treat my own.


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Providing 4fFrcdble Full-service loving und
quality cwre fnd compornionship to your
beloved pets in the comfort of your home!


* Dog / Cot / 5mall Arimal $di9;ii
Dog WaJKing
Mecdiction Acdmir;strntron
SOvernight V,/it
Vet Visit
Any Extra Services, to inclWe
Service ouside of my service area


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Please contct me tocdy for FREE consaltdion

813-516-1597 (cell)

www.trqceyscomfortingcqre.com

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