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Mike Calamari, race organizer and avid runner,
hugs one of the winners after Saturday morning's
chilly J. West Prostate 5Kin Gulfport. The race took
runners and walkers across Gulfport. Next year,
Calamari told runners, the annual event would
move to the city's recreation center to accommodate
larger crowds.

Pasadena Commission Seats
By Cathy Salustri
On March 11, South Pasadena voters (precinct
214) will elect two commissioners. Incumbents Max
V. Elson and Arthur Penny have both declared
their candidacy for re-election. Challengers Harris
Blair and Robert F. Small have also qualified as
candidates for either of the two seats.
Unlike neighboring St. Pete Beach, Gulfport and
St. Petersburg, South Pasadena's commissioners do
not represent specific areas of the city. Instead, each
commissioner oversees a different city department,
although the department each commissioner
oversees may change from year to year.
South Pasadena has 3,561 registered voters and
5,046 residents. Last year 1,168 voters participated
in the election; of those votes, 1007 used an absentee
ballot to cast their vote before election day.


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Farewell From St. Pete
Beach Commissioner
Marvin Shavian
As many of you
know my wife
and I recently
put our house on
the market. Oura
Realtor informed
us that a house
in our price range
would probably
take a minimum
of six months
to sell and very
likely longer. As it St. Pete Beach
turns out we had Commissioner
a contract on the Marvin Shavlan
house in 10 days.
Unfortunately, this means I must resign
myposition as commissioner effective the
date of closing (scheduled for January
15) because my wife and I have been
unable to find a suitable residence to
buy or rent in District Three or St. Pete
Beach, for that matter. Accordingly,
my last commission meeting will be on
Tuesday, January 14.
The city charter requires the commission
to appoint someone to fill my position for
the remainder of the term. If you would
like to be considered you will need to
submit a letter of interest to the city
manager by Friday, January 10. To
qualify you must have been a full-time
resident in District Three for the last 12
months.
The city manager's email address is
MikeBonfield@stpetebeach.org.
I'm disappointed that I cannot serve
out the remainder of my term, I am
glad to see that one qualified candidate
has already expressed interest in the
position. My understanding is that
Ward Friszolowski, former St. Pete
Beach commissioner and mayor will
be submitting a letter of interest on
Monday, January 6.
I am confident the city commission
will select a very capable individual to
continue to represent the residents of
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* Resident of Gulfport for almost 6 years,
with extended family throughout.
* Strong equality and diversity values.
* Extensive business career spanning
34 years with two international
pharmaceutical companies, with a
primary focus on federal and state
government, healthcare policy and
personnel management.


"- Maintain city services that support our quality of life.
> Support initiatives that keep our neighborhoods safe.
STake a measured approach to ensure our financial
commitment for core services are met. Find and
consider creative revenue sources.
SAdvocate for the repair and continued maintenance of
the sewer and water systems.
Foster environmental protections of our natural
resources.
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recreational facilities.
Support our local businesses, while attracting new
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> Encourage continued partnership with the pInt.tUa
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Yard Sale to
Benefit Library
Join them on Saturday, January
llth from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a big
yard sale sponsored by the Circle
of Friends of the Gulfport Library.
Many treasures to be found. All
proceeds will go to library programs
and resources. Please note: the sale
will be at 3038 Dupont Street S. in
Gulfport, not at the library.

Gulfport Neighbors'
Beach Cleanup
Gulfport Neighbors, a non-profit
community organization, invites
Gulfportians and their friends and
family to participate in its next
popular monthly Gulfport Beach
cleanup on Saturday, January 11 lth,
at 9 a.m. Orientation is at Shelter
#4, followed by a two-hour beach
cleanup. A lunch bunch usually gets
together for some local noshing and
friendship.
If you are looking for an activity
where you can get outdoor exercise
and meet interesting people while
reducing the pollution in our
waterways and ridding our beach of
debris, this event is for you. Please
bring what you need for sun and
bug protection. Wear good foot
protection and support and provide
your own water, trash bag, plastic
gloves, and hand sanitizer. A rake
and grabber would be useful, too.
Gulfport Neighbors t-shirts will be
available for purchase for $10.


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since 1968
1419 49th Street South,
Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 321-6965 (fax) 327-7830
Advertising@theGabber.com
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Office Hours
9-5 Mon Wed, 9-2 Fri, Closed Thursday
Publishers / Editors
Ken & Deb Reichart
Advertising Sales
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Customer Service
Gina Forgetta, Mary Baumgartner
Contributing Writers
Bill Northrop, Anne Rush
Reporter / Photograher
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Anne Rush, Zachary Milasus
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,
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Contents of this publication may not be reproduced or copied
without premission of the Publishers. Copyright 2013


Thanks from
Operation Santa
The Gulfport Police on behalf
of Operation Santa would like to
thank all those who made Operation
Santa 2013 a success by making
donations. This year Operation
Santa helped put a smile on the faces
of 261 children in 96 families. Every
donation, whether large or small,
makes a difference to the children
in Gulfport who might not have had
much under the tree at Christmas.
This was only possible through the
generous outpouring donations of
toys and money from organizations,
businesses and individuals. Santa
and his elves would like to thank all
who contributed. And thanks to the
Gabber as always.

Housekeeping
Items at City Hall
* City council approved a loan with
the state for fixing the sewers. The
city will borrow $1.5 million at
2.5% interest; work could begin this
spring.


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* Council removed language about
volunteers from the firefighter's
pension fund as the department no
longer has no volunteers.
SCouncil approved a collective
bargaining agreement with the
local Fraternal Order of Police. This
agreement allows Gulfport police
sergeants a two percent raise for
the current fiscal year, retroactive
to October 2013. It also allows the
sergeants a three percent increase
next fiscal year. It also allows the
detective sergeant a three percent
pay increase.

Movie Day
Don't forget! Tuesday, January
14th at 11 a.m. is a free Movie Day
at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501
27th Avenue S. Come watch a great
current movie and grab lunch from
the Snack Bar for only $3.
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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The Pinellas Geological Society, Inc.
will present their 38th Annual Gem,
Mineral and Jewelry Show and Sale
on January 10th, llth and 12th at
and the Largo Cultural Center, Parkview
and Room, 105 Central Park Drive. Hours
ni the are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to
ruity 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
ring 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,
i lapidary training, information and
publications.
The Club meets monthly September
through May at the Largo Library
on the fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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
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more than 20 years of
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.
"MIost attorneys have
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where they have been
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understand that I have been
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their head with debt."
He began his career as a
staff attorney for the U.S.
Department of Justice in
Atlanta. He is licensed to
practice law in both Florida
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"I like what I do because I
feel like I can help people get
a fresh start," said Sanders.
"Since the initial
consultation is free, you really
don't have anything to lose to
meet with me and we can
assess your situation and see
how it might be best for you to
proceed. Bankruptcy can
be one solution to getting
back on your feet
financially, but it may not
be the best or only
solution for you.
Sanders has held a number
of seminars and written
professional papers
concerning bankruptcy law in
general, ECF requirements
and new issues. He is a
former director of the
Bankruptcy Section of the
State Bar of Georgia.
The firm also handles
Short Sale negotiations,
defense against foreclosures,
wills & trusts, civil litigation
and personal injury.


Despite what you may
have read or heard
recently, any debt
discharged in
Bankruptcy is a non
taxable event as far as the
IRS is concerned.

We understand this is not
an easy process or con-
cept to grasp. We would
like an opportunity to
explain in depth and in
terms that are relatable to
you, the homeowner, just
what this means and how
it could be of benefit to
you and your future.
Every situation is differ-
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different solution, so
please call us and let us
discuss what is best for
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decide what course to
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Only you can make the call.

Evening and weekend
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The 4 th. Annual J. West Prostate Cancer 5K Run & Walk


Would like to thank all of the Following Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors
BB&T Feet First Bayfront Health Fit2Run T&SC O'Maddys
Rubin Health Center

Gold Sponsors

The City of Gulfport The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce The Gabber
R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory Olympus Printing Inc.
West Lake Ventures Hess Fine Art Old Northeast Jewelers Time Systems
Tampa Bay Oncology Center St. Petersburg Rotary Hill Law Group, P.A.
Accelerade Sports Nutrition Montsho Post Productions
Coach 1 Fitness Mike Calamari Gulfport Beach Bazaar

Silver Sponsors

Springs at Boca Ciega Bay The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay *
Aging Well Associates, Mark Eichenbaum MD Stella's Deli, Gulfport
Keith Sanders Law PA Bond Thomas Chiropractic DataQuest Consulting Inc.
Mitch Hernandez, CPA Larry Heinkel Esq. Tax & Bankruptcy Liberty Tax

Bronze Sponsors

Pasadena Jewelers Reed Auto Care Habana Cafe David Hastings CPA,PA
Casper Co. McDonalds Restaurant's Cousins Pizza Road I. D.

&

Our Volunteers St. Pete Road Runners, Rotary Club of St. Petersburg &

A special thanks from Shirley Calamari to her team of ladies volunteering each

Year. She couldn't have done it without them Thanks Ladies


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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 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


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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
8p.m. and 2 p.m. for Sunday.
Join your friends and the Players
for yet another great live theater
presentation at the Hickman Theater.


Visit the Players' website at: http://
www.gulfportcommunityplayers.org
for more information.

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Military Officers Wives Club will
meet for luncheon on January 14th
at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park
Boulevard in Pinellas Park. Social
hour will be 11:30 with lunch at
12:15 p.m. The program will be
Militarybenefits by a retiree specialist
from MacDill AFB. All former, retired
or active duty military spouses, their
widows and former, retired or active
duty female officers are invited
to attend. Call for reservations to
397-4146 or 399-1272.


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Lions Club
Spaghetti Supper
The Gulfport Lions Club will be
hosting a Spaghetti Supper on
January 11 lth and the event is open to
the public. All of their events support
community outreach programs in
sight conservation; five Pancake
Breakfasts (October, November,
December, February, April, May),
a Shrimp Boil in March, along with
their Fish Fry (September), and their
Spaghetti Supper (January). Some
of the entities that they sponsor are


The Watson Center (Lighthouse) for
the Visually Impaired, the Conklin
Center for the Multi-Handicapped
Blind, the Central Florida Eye Bank,
Southeast Guide Dogs, WUSF Radio
Reading Service, the Florida Lions
Foundation, local eyeglasses and
examination program, local Scouting
and Little League programs, Pirate
Football, Christmas Toy Shop, and
many more. So please come out and
support your local Lions.
The menu will consist of: Spaghetti
and Meatballs, Salad, Garlic Bread,
Dessert, Coffee, Tea. This is an all


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you can eat supper, so bring your
appetite, your family and friends.
Cost is $7 per ticket. Children under
10, $4. It is also a BYOB event, so
bring your wine or beer if you like.
All of their Gulfport Lions Club
members have tickets, so if you want
to pre-purchase them, ask any local
Lion. Otherwise, they will have an
adequate supply of them at the door.
So y'all come on down to the marina
area and visit with the Lions on the
at 4630 Tifton Drive S., right behind
the Gulfport Marina. They will be
serving from 4-7 p.m. Directions: go
south on 49th Street to the stop sign
at the water turn left and follow the
road around to the Lions Club.
Their next event will be on Saturday,
February 1st, a pancake breakfast.

Update on Gulfport
Community Garden
Join Placemaker and Permaculturist
Barbara Matthews on Saturday,
January 18th at 1 p.m. as she leads
a group discussion on the potentials
of the Gulfport Community Garden.
The meeting will be held at 2321 49th
Street S., Suite D. in Gulfport (at the
Longhouse Yoga Studio). Barbara has
a vision for the space that includes
more than just growing food. She
believes it also has the potential for
growing kinship, culture, and self-
sufficiency.
All ages are encouraged to attend,
and an interest in gardening is not
necessary. More than anything, this
is a meeting about strengthening
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Saturday, January 1 I 0th
Doors open at 12:00 noon
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Letters
Re: Hard Candy,
Jan. 2, 2014 edition
Dear Cathy: Congratulations on an
excellent piece, "An Open Invitation
to Mayor Rick Kriseman."
My husband and I recently moved to
the south side and we still have hope
for a turn-around, but those hopes
are diminishing daily. Thank you for
encapsulating our disappointment so
cogently.
I hope you did send your article to
Mayor Kriseman and to the Tampa
Bay Times. If not, I encourage you
to do so.
Julie Watts


Dear Cathy: Do not always agree
with your slant on issues, but you
sure hit a HOME RUN on this one!
(Gulfport transplant who shares
your phrase, paraphrasing, having
my view permanently altered).
Paul Innis

Dear Cathy: Your article brought
tears to my eyes. I remember that
adorable house and the hopes and
dreams youhadfor that neighborhood.
I hope Mayor Kriseman takes you up
on that bike ride.
Jeanne LaGreca Ochoa


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CitO WThYS?~ Have you got a
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Email your request to News@theGabber.com
By Cathy Salustri
City of Gulfport

Q: Why are residents charged a base fee for water usage? From reader
Susan Blankenship: "I wish the city would re-think the base fee for water
usage. I know I'd be much more responsible and conservative with my
consumption if I didn't have that whole 'I'm paying for it whether I use it
or not" mentality'."
A: We get this comment/question a lot, so we asked City Manager Jim
O'Reilly to explain the city's logic.
"The base charge/fee for water includes a fixed fee used for a combination
of stationary costs. The utilities fixed expenses exist even without water
consumption or usage, such as our costs for maintenance of water lines
and the personnel required to operate and maintain the utility system,
operation of the utility, meter reading, billing and customer service. This
cost is shared by all customers, so that the availability of water is constant.
This is sometimes referred to as a 'readiness to serve charge'.
"The base minimum charge also includes 2,000 gallons of water removal
of the minimum base charge would create an increased per gallon cost per
customer, to offset the overall costs of operating the utility system."






How to Handle On-
Board Emergencies
Boating is intended to be
challenging, but fun. Inevitably,
no matter how careful the skipper
and crew, emergencies will happen.
Each boater must be prepared to
protect the people and equipment
involved should an emergency arise.
The St. Petersburg Sail and Power
Squadron is presenting a two hour
seminar, "Emergencies on Board"
on Wednesday, January 15th from
7-9 p.m. to acquaint boaters with the
actions necessary to cope with the
most common difficulties. Available
to anyone 12 or older, it deals with
both preparing for and managing
emergencies like: accidentprevention;
emergency calls and signals; running


aground; man overboard; fire; loss of
power; medical conditions; steering
failure and getting lost. Gather your
crew to build your prevention and
response team.
Course will be held on Wednesday,
January 15th from 7-9 p.m. at the
St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250
Second Avenue SE, Demens Landing
in St. Petersburg. Instruction is free,
materials cost $30 per family. There
is a maximum of 20 students. Pre-
registration is required. Register
on-line at www.boating-stpete.org.

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residents, year round and seasonal
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American Legion Auxiliary Unit
#305 is hosting Steak-O's the second
and fourth Tuesday of each month.
Win 8 oz. bacon-wrapped filet mignon
and road kill. Food served from
6-8 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. The
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Catch a Jazz Concert
On January 16th, the Suncoast
Bobby Tess and the Dixie (Ih..,
will play from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at
Banquet Masters, 8100 Park
Boulevard in Pinellas Park.
Admission is $10. Call 727-
522-6877.
On Sunday, January 19th, they
will hold their Annual Membership
Meeting at Banquet Masters, 8100
Park Boulevard in Pinellas Park.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Dick
Maley' s Musical Misfits will play from
1-4 p.m. Admission is $10/$15. Call
727-596-7142.






Check out Corey
Fresh Market
Corey Fresh Market hosts an
average of 50 local vendors on
Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wares
include produce, flowers/plants, arts/
crafts, specialty foods, live music
and special appearances. Come
meet Matthews Wildlife Rescue with
Cosmo the owl and friends; always
live music! The Corey merchants
are open during market hours which
makes this the biggest shopping/
dining venue in St. Pete Beach on
Sunday. Market is located just
off Gulf Blvd. in downtown St. Pete
Beach. Free admission and parking.
Visit http://www.coreyave.com or call
727-498-8778.

Canadian Club
Luncheon
Canadian Club Gulf Coast Florida
is a happy group of retired Canadian
men who meet monthly over
the snowbird season at Banquet
Masters, 8100 Park Boulevard N.,
Pinellas Park. They enjoy Canadian
talk, good refreshments, a wonderful
meal, and great speakers. There is
also a weekly golf group. Several
of their events (Christmas Party,
Sweetheart Dinner/Dance, Spring
Lunch) include their ladies. Their
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BOGO Sale on Aquatic
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The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center
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Thursday, January 16th I 10:00am
Are you curious about the value of a painting you inherited
or a lamp you picked up at a tag sale? Here's your chance
to find out. Join us for continental breakfast and get an
expert's opinion on what your hidden treasure is worth,
Our special guest is Dale Smrekar, a Professional Estate
Liquidator and Certified Personal Appraiser. Free appraisals
are limited to one per guest.
Please RSVP to 1-727-474-8614 by January 14th.



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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
the "bobber card" from the State of
Florida. For reservations or questions
call 727-399-7986.

"Voices of Jazz" to
Benefit Charity
Get on your dancing shoes and
come and enjoy the music of the big
band for your dancing and listening
pleasure on January 18th at 7 p.m. at
St. Stefanos Church, Doncedy Hall,
3600 76th Street N., St. Petersburg.
Event is sponsored by Daughters


of Penelope, St. Petersburg. Be
entertained with great music and a
beautiful demonstration of ballroom
dancing, scrumptious hors d'oeuvres
and luscious Greek desserts. Price
is only $25 and proceeds will benefit
the Metropolitan Ministries. For
tickets call Bessie at 727-866-7309.
Will reserve tables of 8.

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.


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the view and migratory birds. They
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the entry cost of $5 (Handicap tags
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Aglow International
Monthly Meeting
Pastor Kara'lynne Brubaker, Pastor
of Positive Impact World Wide
Ministry, will speak on Saturday,
January 19th from 11:30 a.m. to
2 p.m. at Hibachi Buffet, 7610 49th
Street N. in Pinellas Park. For more
information please contact Mrs.
Maggie Brown at 727-560-4664.






-Beth-El Shalom
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St. Petersburg 345-7777
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OPEN DOOR HIGH HOLIDAY POLICY
1844 54th St. S. e Gulfport
727-321-3380 office
727-434-1143 cell
Sabbath Services 9:15 AM


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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 through
March 24th. Call 727-343-7747.

Church in the Afternoon
Now you can "sleep in" on weekends
without missing church!
For the second year, Paradise
Lutheran Church of Treasure Island
is offering worship services at 4 p.m.
on Saturday afternoon in addition to
its regular service at 10 a.m. Sunday
morning. The afternoon program,
which began January 4, will continue
through April 5.
Everyone's welcome -whether you're
here on vacation or live in Florida all
year around. The church is located at
10255 Paradise Boulevard- just off
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Metaphysical Community Church
1950 2nd Ave. No., St. Petersburg
Sunday Service 11:00 am
"Facing Forever"
Rev. LeRoy Zemke
Mon: Beginners Astrology 7-9
Tue: Course in Miracles 7-9
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Pilgrim Congregational
United Church of Christ
You Are Always Welcome
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am
Nursery Available
i Adult Sunday School
S9:30 am
Bible Study
Wednesday 11am
6315 Central Ave. 727-347-1226
www.pilgrimcongregationuccstpeteflorida.com
"Diversity our strength, God's love our bond"


G Unitarian Universalist
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
www.uuunited.org


St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church
Join Us For
SUNDAY SERVICES
Sunday 8:00am & 10am Holy Eucharist
Wednesday Healing Eucharist 12 pm
Thrift & Gift Shop
Open Tues., Wed., Thurs., Sat 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Open Until 5pm Fridays
Proceeds benefit Food Pantry
Food Pantry is Open
1st & 3rd Sundays from: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
3747 34th St. South St. Petersburg, FL 33711
(727) 867-7015











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Catherine the Great -
A Book Club 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".
Nan Colton is a playwright, director,
storyteller, actress and arts educator
having performed and lectured
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Wednesday 10am
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Attention Gulfport Teens
Are you 13-19 years of age?
Are you interested in becoming a part of
changing the way people view teens?
The Gulfport Teen Council is looking for you! Teen members' involvement
includes working with the City Council concerning equipment recommendations;
budgetary considerations for City's parks and recreation programs; and
provide recommendations, suggestions and assistance with youth events for
city-sponsored festivals/programs. Teen Council members also gain valuable
community experiences by attending local and state conferences, participating
in community services projects and by representing the best of the City's youth.
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White Buffalo Woman Sasang
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Topic: Knowledge vs. Inner
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Wed, Jan 29: 6:30 7:30 PM


Awareness through move-
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6 week series with Bonnie Kissam
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Art Show and
Demonstration
Watercolor and pastel artist,
Debbie Pridgen, will be the guest
demonstrator at Treasure Island
Art Guild's Reception showcasing
the January member art show.
The reception and demonstration
will be on Saturday, January 11th
at 1 p.m. in City Hall Auditorium,
108th Ave., Treasure Island. Cash
prizes and ribbons will be awarded
to the winners. The event is free
and open to interested persons.
Art Classes
The Art Guild is starting art
classes on Monday, February 3rd.
Basic drawing will be from 9:30-
11:30 a.m. and basic watercolor
from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Cost for
each is $30 for six weeks or $6
per class if paid weekly. They will
be in Treasure Island City Hall
Auditorium, 108th Avenue. To
sign up for classes and for supplies
needed call Fred at 360-8390.
For more information about
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held on January 15th at 3 p.m. in
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in St Petersburg. They will have
election of officers, a summary of
their accomplishments in 2013 and
news of upcoming events in 2014.
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p.m. The Community Center does all
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It's Time to Get Your
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Gulfport Neighbors is looking
forward to another successful
Junk in the Trunk or on a Truck
(JITT) event on Saturday, January
18th, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th
Street S., when the City of Gulfport
will offer another opportunity for
free bulk drop off for its residents.
Gulfport residents may bring
furniture, appliances, tires, and
other bulk items for free disposal,
but firearms, drugs, liquor, plants,
paints, chemicals, or batteries
cannot be accepted.
Residents may trash, swap, or give
away their unwanted items. One of
the highlights of the JITT event is
the area set aside for folks to freely
take any salvageable items that
they can use to reinvent, recycle, or
reuse.
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by the city during this event.
A special time has been set aside
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to meet the
candidates running for city council:
Paul Ray and Yolanda Roman.
Gulfport Neighbors brought out
many residents to participate in its
first junk drop this past October and
anticipates an even bigger sweep of
bulk trash out of yards, alleys, and
garages, all beautifully orchestrated
with the support of its tireless
volunteer help, expert city employee
assistance, and welcoming police
community outreach program.

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at First United Methodist Church,
2728 53rd Street S., Gulfport. Master
Kansas City Barbecue Society
competitor and judge, will be cooking
some old-time championship porl for
you. In addition to generous portions
of competition quality hickory-
smoked pulled pork, dinners will
include baked beans, cole slaw, bread
and dissert. Cost is $9 per person;
hot dog dinners for children under 12
are available for $3. Dinners will be
served from 5-7 p.m. Take-outs are
available. Everyone is welcome.
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By Holiday Mathis
Drama, tension, excitement -- it
all builds toward the full Cancer
moon on Wednesday, Jan. 15. This
is the moon of mothers, so we will be
working on our issues with maternal
energy and our relationships with
women. Itwill be important to respect
the differences in the way men and
women operate. We'll be inclined to
confront problems between the sexes
when Venus and Mars form a tense
angle on the 16th.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
You already know quite a lot about
your home, but you'll learn more
about it if you go away and come
back. So even though your heart is
firmly planted at home, let your feet
wander to fulfill your dream of far-
off adventures so that later you'll
have stories to tell back at your own
dinner table.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
There's someone you'd like to meet.
You'll soon find this person through
your work with a volunteer project,
charity event or community venture.
If you're not connected with such
things yet, this is an excellent week
to heed your generous nature and
get involved.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).
Relationships are often easy for you,
but when they're not, you are willing
to jump in, roll up your sleeves and
work. Maintenance is a natural part
of good relationships. The one you
love is worth the effort, and what
you have together is special. This
week you'll learn, grow, change,
take risks and take action.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). As
the first sign of the zodiac, you are
an expert at beginnings and are
very aware of how greetings set a
tone for an entire interaction. You'll
do important business this week,
and you'll make it right from the
start by dressing well, projecting
the appropriate body language and
carefully choosing your approach.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're
in the mood to attack cherished
beliefs, debunk myths and bring
down the icons in your mind that


have held you back. The best way
is to spill what's in your brain onto
paper at the top of the week. Put
it away until Thursday, and then
look at it anew. At that time, the
falsehoods will pop out and beg to be
rewritten.
GEMINI (iI.ny 21-June 21). Past
events have shaken your confidence,
but you'll get it back by tending to
the little mannerisms that reinforce
your value. You won't apologize
unless it's really called for. You'll
accept what people offer you without
guilt. You'll exercise your freedom to
accept or decline invitations without
excuses.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll
be spotlighted in some way, and it's
only natural to be nervous about
this. As the entertainer George
Jessel once said, "The human brain
starts working the moment you are
born and never stops until you stand
up to speak in public." You can
counteract the brain's tendencies by
being over-prepared.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There's
something about a relationship
that feels like a persistent itch you
can't reach. You'll have to direct
the other person or go on being
uncomfortable. Luckily, you're an
expert communicator, especially
at the top of the week. Your clear
instructions will lead to a sense of
cooperation and general well-being.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The
reason you don't quest for new,
better and more personal property
is because you realize the truth
about ownership. Things may have
meaning, but you cannot construct
meaning out of things. Your story
comes first. Anything material is
merely a symbol of that story.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). One
reason to do what's scary is that
you can't earn people's trust without
taking a risk. People follow those
they trust. This week they'll trust you
when they see that you're not afraid
to handle what they themselves are
(perhaps secretly) quite fearful of.
You'll gain influence and status.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's


good to be responsible, but there's a
point at which responsibility turns
into control. You'll be among those
who don't like feeling controlled.
They want more responsibility. If
you step back and let them take it
without a fight, you'll have a more
balanced and cooperative existence.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21). You may not be aware of what
you're expecting from someone
until those expectations go unmet.
Disappointment leads to a better
understanding of reality. Ultimately,
it will be a positive experience that
inspires you to examine your needs
and wants and go where they are
likely to be fulfilled.
This Week's Birthdays: This year
you will often make efforts above
and beyond what is required of you,
because the No. 1 thing you require
of yourself this year is excellence.
Excellence doesn't happen by doing
what everyone else is doing. It is a
product of doing more and better.
The next seven weeks show you
developing a recently acquired
skill. You'll win a heart in February
through a combination of honesty
and imagination. April and July
bring family celebrations. Work
projects take off in May.



Music at Gulfport
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Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Harold & Donna alternating weeks
with Arlene & Len
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
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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.
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Help Plant a Tree
Trees play a major role in earth's
greatest natural possessions. They
maintain air quality, create a
haven for our wildlife, reduce noise
pollution, improve water quality,
help prevent erosion, provide food
and building materials, create shade,
and help make our landscapes look
beautiful. On Friday, January 17th
at 10 a.m., the City of Gulfport
celebrates the life of trees and their
importance through honoring Arbor
Day. This event will be held this year
at the Michael J. Yakes Recreation
Complex, 5730 Shore Boulevard S.,
behind the Recreation Center.
The Gulfport Recreation Division
have included the children from the
School Year Child Care Program to
read excerpts, the Gulfport Teen
Council will provide refreshments
and a new tree will be planted behind
the Rec. center. Free Pecan and
Myrtle Leaf Holly seedlings will be
available to the guests who attend.
The Mayor and Council will also be
there during the celebration. All are
welcome.

USCG Safe Boating
Program
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
78 has a 13-week continuous Safe
Boating program every Tuesday,
7 p.m., Warren Webster Community
Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way,
St. Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don
CeSar) Start at your convenience.
First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to
register. Begin any Tuesday and
finish 13 weeks later or take up to
two years to finish.
January classes include: January
14th, "Weather"; January 21st,"Your
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You" January 28th.
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new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim
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The American Legion Auxiliary
Unit Post 305 is sponsoring a flea
market on Saturday, January llth
and Sunday, January 12th from
8 a.m. to noon. Rent your own 6-8 ft.
table for a $10 donation is you pre-
register or $15 day of event. You can
also donate your treasures and the
Auxiliary will accept donations for
them. Call 727-367-1596.

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 19th, February
9th, March 9th and March 23rd at
the St. Petersburg Main Library,
3745 Ninth Avenue N.

43rd Street Senior's
Club to Meet
The 43rd Street Senior Citizen's
Club meets the third Friday of each
month at 12 noon at Christ Lutheran
Church, 3451 30th Avenue N. in
St. Petersburg, September through
May. Bring a covered dish and $1
donation. Public is welcome for fun
and games. Call Mary Ann at 727-
595-8648 or Beverly at 727-328-
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MOAA to Meet
The Military Officers Association
meets for lunch on the third Friday
of each month. The Installation
Luncheon will be on January 17th
at The St. Petersburg Yacht Club,
11 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg.
Social hour starts at 11 a.m. followed
by lunch. The speaker will be Vice
Admiral Norb Ryan, Jr., President
of the National MOAA. Military
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or former officers and their spouses
or widows are invited to attend. For
reservations call CDR Bill Bolin at
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As part of the Speaking of History
lecture series, author and graphic
designer Rick Kilby will present
"Finding the Fountain of Youth:
Ponce de Leon and Florida's Magical
Waters" on Sunday, January 19th.
The lecture and book signing will be
held at 2 p.m. in the Pinellas Room at
Heritage Village.
Kilby's book, published in 2013
by the University Press of Florida,
describes how the search for
treasures along Florida's waters 500
years ago continues to remain part of
the mystique of Florida.
Dreamers, opportunists, developers,
young families, tourists, and retirees
often seek to enrich themselves and
enjoy Florida's bountiful wealth.
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mythology that has sustained the
legend has actually transformed
the historical record of our populous
peninsula.
For more than 25 years, Orlando
graphic designer Rick Kilby has
studied Florida's popular history
and helped his clients in presenting
historical topics in interesting, visual
ways.
Heritage Village is located at 11909
125th St. N. in Largo. Visit www.
pinellascounty.org/heritage, or call
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Plan to make a day of visiting the
Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market.
Located in the downtown area of
historic Gulfport, the Market lines
Beach Boulevard every Tuesday


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gifts, souvenirs and picnic items and
then enjoy a leisurely afternoon at
the beach, which is just at the end of
the block. Come take a class, visit the
Clothing Swap (the second Tuesday
of each month), visit some of the
merchants in the immediate area,
or stop by one of the restaurants
adjacent to the Market for some of the
area's best eats. Parking is free, they
have live music, and their vendors
are some of the friendliest folks you'll
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They offer a wonderful selection
of amazing and unique items,
some of which can only be found
here. Several vendors actually
work while you watch. Many are
published authors and a few also
have forthcoming books. They have
vendors who are educators, others
who still actively teach yet say they
are retired. Many vendors own small
farms, orchards, shops, cafes, delis
or retail establishments) and all of
them are hands-on with their work.
Please note this is not a retail or flea
market. The vendors you'll meet at
this market are all owner-operators.

Korean War Veterans
Association
Korean War Veterans are cordially
invited to join Chapter 14, Suncoast
Chapter of the KWVA Incorporated.
Criteria for membership is any
veteran who has served honorably
within Korea, including territorial
waters, from June 25, 1950 to
January 31, 1955. Suncoast Chapter
is affiliated with the Department
of Florida, KWVA and is compliant
with both Department and
National Association guidelines for
membership.
Their Chapter meets the third
Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.
at VFW Post 4364, 5773 62nd Street
N. in St. Petersburg. In addition to
an Honor Guard and Color Guard,
they are involved with Boy Scouts,
R.O.T.C. and the Bay Pines Medical
Center. They have guest speakers
and provide refreshment after the
meeting. Wives are invited to all
their meetings and events and their
hall is non-smoking. Call Joe Slatton
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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
application or entry form call Phil at
727-327-3509.

Family Fun and Magic
Night at Library
Come join Friends of West St.
Petersburg Library as they sponsor a
family fun night with an hour of magic
fun and family friendly humor with
entertainer Elliot Smith. Mr. Smith
as performed at public libraries all
around Florida.
The performance will be presented
on January 21st at 6:30 p.m. in room
LI 101. The library is located at St.
Petersburg College/Gibbs Campus.
The easiest way to get there is by
turning south on 67th St. from 9th
Ave. N. You will drive right in to
the library parking lot. Call Sandra
Gordon at 727-341-7197.

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Excerpts heard at the January 7, 2014

Gulfport City Council Meeting

Public Comment

& Council Quotes

"Thank you all very very much, it's been wonderful being a part of
the Gulfport community and I look forward to being part of it for
many years to come."- Ryan Sutherland, honored for his achievement of
Quartermaster with the local Sea Scouts
"We have a beach cleanup this Saturday from 9 until 11. Everyone
is welcome to attend."- Margarete Tober, Vice-President of the Gulfport
Neighbors
"Our city-sponsored meet the candidates will be Tuesday January
28 here at city hall at 7p.m.."- City Clerk Lesley DeMuth.
"If you want to go and like The Hub, because they're broadcasting
things about Gulfport events... Gail Biron is the one who started the
page, so I know it will be managed well."- Ward Two Councilwoman
Christine Brown
"Here's where I ruin it for everyone, at 7:19."- Mayor Sam Henderson,
joking when he began his council comments. The meeting adjourned
shortly thereafter.
"I thought I'd give him time to rearrange the office... and then meet
with him, regarding 49th Street and regarding some of the other
issues we have in common."- Mayor Sam Henderson, about meeting
with St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman.
"You haven't done anything all day; go for it." Ward Four
representative Michael Fridovich, to Vice Mayor Dan Liedtke, who had
made few comments throughout the brief meeting.

About the money city council will
borrow to repair the sewers:
"We have good credit." -Ward Two Councilwoman Christine Brown
"Exactly. We have no credit."- City Manager Jim O'Reilly


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entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Non- middle school to age 1
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for residents and $22 for non-residents, friends. It provides re
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going registrations for the 2013-2014 Tot Annual reg. $2 res/$22
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3-5 years old. The Tot Time Program is a a class? Call John at
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ages 3-5. The program aims to make learn- 6696 for more informant
ing fun for children and helps prepare them site www.bevolleyacad
for Kindergarten. Two, three and five-day Chair Yoga Fri.,
monthly options are available. Program at 727-345-0679
hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Hours NOVICE Conver
for registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon4:15-5:15 p.m. C
Monday-Friday. A non-refundable annual 2125 for more info.
registration fee of $17 for residents and Advanced Beginn
$22 for non-residents. Proof of residency is Spanish Mon 3 -4 p
required for Gulfport residents. 482-2125 for more info.
2013-2014 VPK (Voluntary Prekin- Fencing Wed., 4:3'
dergarten) PROGRAM- Ongoing regis- estier at 823-0922.
trations for the 2013-2014 VPK Program German-Thur. 6-7
continue for children who live in Florida at 755-3459.
and who turn 4 years of age by September Gymnastics Thur
1st. The program aims to make learning Barbara at 804-9400.
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for Kindergarten. Program hours are from Call Valerie at 557-425
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The Library will serve as a polling of Sexual Abuse: Mo
location on Tues.. Jan. 14 Special FMI, call 727-637-4331
Primary Election Free Thinkers Open
TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS Meeting: Tuesday, 5
One-on-One Computer Instruction: Call 727-360-9069.
Monday ONLY 10:00 am-1:00 pm. First Gulfport Prompt Sh
come, first served. Wednesday at 10 am.
Beginning Digital Camera: Saturday, Gulfport Toastmasi
Jan. 11, 11:00 am 1:00 pm. Digital is the 6:00 7:30 pm. FMI, c
way to go for fast and easy results. Cathy Women's AA Club: F
Salustri shows you how to capture those pm. FMI, call 893-1073
moments digitally. Pre-register at the Ref- Adventures in Ances
erence Desk or call 727-893-1073. cept on Jan. 14 when L
Beginning iPad Class: Thursday, Jan. ing location for Special
30, 1:00 3:00 pm. Learn how to both enjoy 2:00 4:00 pm. Lynne
and benefit from your new technology. Pre- on how to research y(
registration required. Sign up at the Refer- and genealogy. Call 89
ence Desk or call 727-893-1073. Coffee/Talk Book Cli
Intermediate Digital Camera: Satur- 11:00 am. **Note new
day, Jan. 25, 11:00 am- 1:00 pm. Build on Everyman by Philip I
your skills with Cathy's guidance. Comple- light refreshments. Sto
tion of Beginning class is prerequisite to at- Desk to pick up a cop
tend Intermediate class. Pre-register at the 1073 FMI.
Reference Desk or call 727-893-1073. SCORE Counseling
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Stretch-n-Tone- Tue. & Thurs., 9-10
a.m. Call Jean at 727-302-1016
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.
Walking Club- Thurs., 9 a.m.- Noon.
Call John at 893-1079
Women's Self-Defense Thur., 6:30-
7:30 p.m. Call Donnie Ali-McClendon at
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.


550X 28th Ave. So. 893-1074
or fax 344-6386
6 6:45 pm. of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to
schedule an appointment.
twelve Step) CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS
15 pm. FMI: Science Club: Mondays, 3:00 4:00 pm.
Children in grades K-5 are invited to join
ory Writers: us as we build our own creations with Legos
and try a new experiment every week! Par-
Wednesdays, ents are welcome to join in on the the fun!
-827-7875. Storytime: Join Cailey every Thursday
s, 5:45 6:45 morning for stories & activities selected for
toddlers & preschoolers. Sing songs, play
uesdays, (ex- instruments and meet other caregivers in
will be a poll- the community. Thursday, 10:30-11:00
ary Election), am.
instructs you Free Family Movie Day: Sat., Jan. 18,
mily's history two movies, starting at 10:30 am and 1:30
SFMI. p.m. Join us as for this popular monthly
iurs., Jan. 16, program. Enjoy flicks with popcorn pro-
Discussion of vided by our Circle of Friends. For movie
over coffee & titles, call 727-893-1074.
ie Circulation TEEN PROGRAMS
ase call 893- Teen Game Zone: Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30
pm. Come challenge your friends on the lat-
s., Jan. 28, est XBOX 360 games or just hangout. Free
n experienced Refreshments. FMI, call 727-893-1073 &
urth Tuesday ask for Cailey.
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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
wwI 1 ,, -ilp..,i.us and
click the Senior Center
link. Like us on Facebook at
"Gulfport Senior Center and
Foundation."
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. 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
Coffee Club NEW DAY!
1st Tuesday of every month
at 10:00 am. Coffee and
doughnuts are provided by
Scott ( I 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.
Movie Day at the Snack
Bar Tuesday, January
14th at 11:00 am. Watch a
FREE movie and get a great
deal on lunch for $3.00!
Community Resource
Partnership (CRP) will
be at the Senior Center on
January 15th at 2:00 pm.
CRP is an alliance of health


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entwr 5501 27th Ave. S.
care industry professionals gulfportseniorfoundation.
whose mission is to provide org. The Senior Center
support and information on currently offers 55 monthly
aging and lifetime health classes for residents over 50
care issues to families to choose from. Membership
and individuals. They are required. Senior Center
committed to educating the registration is easy and free.
community about available G.E.M.S. Gulfport
resources on aging and Extended Mobility
health-related issues, Service: Affordable
including -ii..-i I,,i the transportation for Gulfport
Retirement Lifestyle you residents 55 and over as
need, Financial Planning/ well as disabled under 55.
Insurance, Government/ $65 annual membership. $2
Public Benefits (Medicaid, per ride and your ride to the F
VA Benefits), Health Care, Senior Center is FREE!. Go
Legal & Estate Planning, to the mall, grocery store,
Nutrition & Wellness, and doctor's appointments and
Senior Housing. more. Call 727-893-2242.
I Will Positively NEW FITNESS CENTER
Remember This! Peg SCHEDULE: Monday -
Stella is back to teach Friday, 8a.m.-7p.m.Friday:
a Memory Techniques 8:00 am 4:00 p.m., Annual
Workshop usingproventools.
On Wednesday, January Pick up your new G.E.M.S.
22nd at 2:00 pm, through schedule:
active participation and fun -Senior Center-5501 27 Ave. S.
activities, foolproof methods .www.gulfportseniorfoundation.
will help trick the brain org
into remembering names, *www.mygulfport.us
faces, numbers, and lists. -Any G.E.M.S. driver
Learn actively to sharpen
your memory by combining sign up for the Fitness
several memory techniques Center is an affordable $25 a
and using your five senses, year or $40 a couple. Stop by
HCA Health Talk "Chat the Senior Center and take
with a Pharmacist" As a tour of our state of the art
we get older, we take more fitness facility.
and more prescription and Snack Bar: Bring a friend
over the counter (OTC) to the Senior Center and
medications, herbal products enjoy a light breakfast for
and dietary supplements, only $2.50 or lunch for only
In addition, care is being $3. Or order a boxed lunch-
managed by multiple to-go by calling 893-2259.
healthcare professionals. Support Groups
This could be a recipe for Diabetic: on Mondays at
complications. On Monday, 9:30am
January 27th at 2:30 pm, Caregivers: Every Wed. at
bring your medication list 12:30pm
and go over everything Hearing Loss: 1st & 3rd
you are taking with this Mondays at 2:00 pm
St Pete General Hospital Visual: 2nd & 4th Mondays
pharmacist- she is trained at 2 pm
in Medication Therapy Grief/Loss Support
Management and will Group, 2nd Monday at 5:30
determine if there is a risk pm
for drug interactions and MoreActivities: www.
discuss possible less costly gulfportseniorfoundation.
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This is your Center!: Sign Center
up today to enjoy all the 1617 49th St.
classes and events offered at So./893-1070
the Gulfport Senior Center. Faith Cathedral Interna-
Ask Rachel to give you a tour! tional Church: 9:30am,
Pick up a copy of the monthly Sun.; 4th Sun. Bible Study 6
schedule at the Senior Overeaters Anonymous:
Center or online at www. Sun. 6:15-8:15pm


893-2237



HICKMAN
THEATER
O F L 1 1 I '1-
5501 27th Ave. So.
893-1070

Gulfport Community Players
present a holiday comedy
NLAWS, OUTLAWS and Other
people (That Should be Shot)"
Jan. 9-26
Thurs.-Sat. 8pm
Sun. matinee 2pm
Tickets $15 available at Gulfport
Casino, Beach Bazaar, the
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce,
Couture'd Resale Boutique
or call 727-322-0316



CASINO

5500 Shore Blvd. So.
893-1070

ELLIS HALE'S BAND
Ballroom & Social Dancing
Sun., Jan. 12 &26, 6-1 Opm, $7

MARIO DELEON'S BAND
Ballroom & Social Dancing
Sun., Jan. 19, 6-1 Opm, $7

WEEKLY DANCES

Every Tuesday
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
Every Wednesday
Swing Dance
6-7pm Bonus Lesson
-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson
8-11 pm Swing Dance, $7

Every Thursday
Salsa Dance
):30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons
8-1 Opm Dance, $7










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Man and Weather
old weather seems to have
followed us south. I wrote last
week of the uncomfortably,
for us, weather over the Christmas
holidays in Pittsburgh. Blowing
snow, cold and so forth. Snow's not
coming here (it has snowed here, by
the way), but cold is. Of course, that's
relative to what we expect here and
even at that cold and hot are both
relative to expectations or experience.
Differentials are what counts. A
20 or 30 degree drop or increase in
temperature is noticeable. So, we are
going to be cold for a couple of days.
Elsewhere in the country, there's
talk and even the reality of record
lows. That is, a record for the past
100 years which is a blink of an eye,
or less, in the world's weather history.
However, it makes good newspaper
copy and television entertainment
all sufficiently hyped for the scare
factor: opportunity for chasing people
indoors, canceling schools, meetings,
social events, but not football ( I
hope); or, opportunity to preach to the
know-nothings of today's culture who
don't know enough to come in from
the cold, or to put hats and gloves on
and so forth. Pundits and government
watchers can pontificate for a few
days and on-the-scene reporters can
bravely tell us stories of woe and
even heroism, and, of course tragedy.
This is all in the context of a modern
society in which the vast majority of
us are in no danger of truly suffering
anything.
It ain't like the old days and I don't
mean my old days. Read the accounts
of the settlers, rural farmers, or
explorers and trappers of the last
two or three centuries. Now those are
stories. In the meanwhile, this is all
very entertaining, even exciting, and,
as I wrote before, just a matter of
experiencing the relative differences
that affect our daily living. After that,
we're left with the long term effects.
And, that, at last, gets us to global
warming, or climate change.
Is it related? Of course, it is. It
is weather which is constant and


constantly changing and adapting.
But, does it have anything to do with
warming or cooling? Not really. It's
just a snapshot. Even one or two
snapshots. This particular snapshot
appears to be affecting North
America and places like Murmansk,
Russia. Top of the world stuff. Europe
and Asia, at least the central and
southern parts aren't experiencing
excessive cold periods. Scotland has
rain and floods.
Global warming acclaimers suggest
it is part of the extreme patterns
they have been predicting (like
non-existent hurricanes); deniers
claim this is the start of a new ice
age. Consensus science does seem
a bit confused these days. I've had
a hard time pinning down what the
global temperatures really are: flat
for 10 or more years, still climbing
gradually, or slightly falling. Arctic
ice has thinned, but is it still
thinning? Antarctica ice appears to
be thickening, at least enough to trap
a few ships.
I don't buy many of the arguments
on either of the two sides believing
instead that weather is weather
and that it changes and does affect
various parts of the globe from time to
time (ice ages and warming periods).
Science changes, too. Models are
models garbage in, garbage out.
Scientific studies are always subject
to hypothesis driven research that
get the rests we search for. This is
addressed in a book I am reading
about the effects of diet on health.
The author, a science writer, points
out: "it (is) effectively impossible to
challenge the underlying science once
it is invoked to defend a particular
hypothesis, one that is said to benefit
the public health....As the evidence
accumulates, it may cease to support
the hypothesis, but altering the
conventional wisdom by then can be
exceedingly difficult." He goes on for
two full pages to explore that idea.
The same warning goes for climate
science.
At any rate, I'm not very concerned
about warming trends. They are better
than cooling trends. We might worry


about high water, but think about
high ice. Warmer climates create more
opportunity for agriculture, and a
more hospitable climate overall than
cold. Moreover, I believe that Earth,
as the human body, tries to stay in
balance when afflicted with foreign,
outside influences in a process called
homeostasis. Bad things can happen,
but it takes a long time. The human
body lasts a maximum of 100 years
or so. The Earth has been around
for 4 billion years or so according to
the latest scientific measurements.
Internally and externally it is a
dynamic ball changing temperature
and shape and pimpling up with all
sorts disfiguring facets. It takes a
long time, but will do what it does
regardless of what we do to it.
We are largely insignificant in that
relationship. As one writer put it,
through a cockroach character called
Archy: "man thinks he amounts to a
great deal, but to a flea or mosquito
he is merely something good to eat."















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Post 125
6440 5th Ave. S., St. Petersburg 347-6085
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
ihn On Breakfast Buffet Lunch Served
KitchenLunch Served 11 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 1pm
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
711pm Steakums 1-3pm for Bingo

Legion Riders meet 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
COME SUPPORT YOUR POST. ENJOY LIVE MUSIC EVERY FRIDAY/SATURDAY NIGHT 7-11PM






Post 305
6999 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 367-1596
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY

Bar Bingo Fish & Shrimp Steak Dinner Sports & Pizza Bucky Burgers ALA Exe. Mtg.- Exe. Com. Mtg.-6pm
7pm 6-8pm 6-8pm 12-6pm 5-8pm 5:45pm
Reg.Mtg.-6pm Wednesday Dinner
Food Served Geno Lee Jay Nelson Flea Market Dee Karaoke Special 6-8pm
6:30-9:30pm 6:30-9:30pm 8am-12pm 6:30-9:30pm Pizza available all day Trivia

727-367-1596 email post3)5.,, mni.n con www.post305.org
All you can eat Spaghetti & Meatballs every Wed., plus another special. Hot dogs every day for $1.
STEAK-O's every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
FLEA MARKET Jan. llth and 12th, 8-12.




AMVETS Post 0001
421 45th Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33705 727-896-4122
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
Bar Bingo Karaoke
7pm 9pm-12am

Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month
5-7pm.
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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 12/27
Vandalism- 5200 BIk Tangerine Ave.
S.
Fraud/Forgery- 5100 BIk 11th Ave.
S.
Burglary Vehicle- 1500 BIk Hull St. S.
Neighbor Problem- 1200 BIk 55th St.
S.
Burglary Residence- 5000 BIk 11th
Ave. S.
Disorderly Conduct- 1100 BIk 60th
St. S.
Noise- 54th St. & 7th Ave. S.


Saturday 12/28
Drug Call- Newton Ave. & 58th St. S.
Neighbor Problem- 2800 BIk 50th St.
S.
Stolen Vehicle- 3000 BIk 49th St. S.
Juvenile Trouble- 5600 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Accident with Injuries- 3100 BIk
Miriam St. S.
Keep the Peace- 1100 BIk 58th St.
S.
Noise- 5600 BIk Newton Ave. S.
Stolen Vehicle- 54th St. & 17th Ave.
S.
Domestic- 5400 BIk 20th Ave. S.
Domestic- 1700 BIk 54th St. S.
Sunday 12/29
Drug Call- Miriam St. & 29th Ave. S.
Domestic- 5700 BIk 21st Ave. S.
Burglary- 2600 BIk 46th St. S.
Animal Call- 26th Ave. & 52nd St. S.
Burglary Residence- 1000 BIk 55th
St. S.
Domestic- 1100 BIk Hull St. S.
Person Under Influence- 2800 BIk
Beach Blvd. S.


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Vandalism- 5200 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Monday 12/30
Keep the Peace- 2800 BIk Dupont St.
S.
Stolen Vehicle- 1200 BIk Hull St. S.
Stolen Vehicle- 5100 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Animal Call- 2200 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Burglary Residence-6000 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Person Under Influence- 800 BIk
Freemont St. S.
Keep the Peace- 2500 BIk Ohio Ct.
S.
Stolen Vehicle- 5300 BIk 21st St. S.
Tuesday 12/31
Noise- 1200 BIk 59th St. S.
Person Down- 54th Ave. & Tangerine
Ave. S.
Fraud/Forgery- 2200 BIk 49th St. S.
Theft- 1000 BIk 49th St. S.
Burglary Vehicle- 5500 BIk 21st Ave.
S.
Animal Call- 3000 BIk 56th St. S.
Juvenile Trouble- 4900 BIk Newton
Ave. S.
Robbery- 4600 BIk Tifton Dr. S.
Disorderly Conduct- 5400 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Noise- 2000 BIk 53rd St. S.
Shots Fired (Heard)- 1400 BIk 55th
St. S.
Disturbance- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd S.
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Shots Fired (Heard)- 5100 BIk
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Assault/Battery- Shore Blvd. & 54th
St. S.
Noise- 2200 BIk 53rd St. S.
Domestic- 5800 BIk 26th Ave. S.
Animal Call- 5700 BIk 20th Ave. S.
Vandalism- 2600 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Burglary Residence- 1400 BIk 55th
St. S.
Domestic- 2900 BIk 49th St. S.
Thursday 1/2
Shots Fired (Heard)- 2800 BIk 51st
St. S.


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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 cost is $7 for entree, side,
dessert and coffee. This Thursday's
menu is kugelis (grated potato
pudding) served with bacon and/or
sour cream, dessert and coffee. As
usual, they have Lithuanian beer
and fresh baked bread to buy every
Thursday.
Call Vida at 866-7936 for more
information. Everyone is welcome.

Get to Know your
Feathered Friends
Bird DVD author Jo LaFleur will
lead a Bird Program and Walk on
Saturday, January 18th at Boyd Hill
Nature Preserve in St. Petersburg.
From 2:30-3 p.m. he will provide an
audiovisual program about common
winter birds. The program will
help you identify birds by sight and
sound and will also review preferred
habitats where each species is likely
to be encountered. Meet at the
Education Center.
From 3-4 p.m. join Mr. LaFleur for a
guided bird walk. The walk features
hands-on identification of wintering
and resident birds in a variety of
habitats. Beginners are welcome.
Meet at the Education Center.
Ages 10 and up. Bring binoculars
and good walking shoes. Park
admission is $3 for adults, $1.50 for


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call 727-893-7326 or 888-414-2837.
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America. He has been collecting video
and sounds of birds for 22 years and
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Man Camp to
Inspire Youth
The Gathering of Women Inc. will
sponsor a Man Camp on January
20th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The
Man Camp is for young men ages
9-24 years old and will be held at
PTEC, 901 34th Street S. in Saint
Petersburg. The focus of the one day
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teach the principles of manhood and
dream building to young men.
All youth can register by calling
727-433-1352. A light breakfast and
lunch will be provided.

Depression and Bipolar
Support Group
Depression and Bipolar Support
Group meets at the Suncoast Center
(in back), 4024 Central Avenue on
Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. Families
and support people are welcome. Call
Les at 727-822-3480 or email to Les@
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Bogie Alumni Signs Pro
Basketball Contract
Myron Dempsey, Boca Ciega High
School alumni, has signed his first
professional basketball contract to
play in Europe. He is playing in the
Top League in Bulgaria, a league in
which two of the clubs, Levski Sofia
and Balkan both play in the Balkan
league, one club Lukoil Academic
plays in Eurocup, and one club, Rilski
plays in Eurochallenge.
Myron signed the contract early
Monday morning and will be leaving
for Bulgaria Tuesday in time to pass
physical in the hopes that he will
suit up for their game on January
llth vs. Tundja Yambol.
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BCV, says MI ',in is a very young
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a string of wins together to help
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Particularly because Myron has the
versatility to play anywhere from
the 2-4, and he even played the 5 in
Division. I think he will mesh well
with Dominique Ferguson and some
of the other talented players that the
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(Intermediate) computer classes are
scheduled to begin on February 4th
and 5th in room 107 at the Gulfport
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Classes start promptly at 2 p.m. All
students must sign up at the Senior
Center two weeks before the starting
date.
Level 1 class will be on Tuesdays,
and Level 2 class will be held on
Wednesday throughout the month of
February. The fee for each set of four
classes (Level 1 or Level 2) is $40 for
Gulfport residents. If you do not live
in Gulfport, the class fee is $50 per
series. Payment must be received no
later than one week prior to the first
day of class. Cash, check or credit
card charge is accepted at the Senior
Center. See either Rachel or Jane to
sign up and make your payment.

Stretch and Tone
Jean's popular exercise class
will return to Gulfport Recreation
Center. Classes are on Tuesdays and
Thursday from 9-10 a.m. and are $3
per class. Bring a mat and weights
to class. Please call Jean at 727-
302-1016 for more information.

Women's Self Defense
Don't be a victim. In today's society
self-defense is more important than
ever. Urban Survival Jiu Jitsu'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.
Please call Donnie at 727-550-7185.


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Local Obituaries
SELLSWORTH, JR.,
HORACE, [actually
the 11I], 79, died on
] Dec. 26, 2013.
He was a Navy
veteran of Korea;
J an ordained Baptist
and Pentecostal preacher for over 50
years; andanAlachua County Deputy
Sheriff. He is survived by his beloved
wife of 42 years, Marilyn; his four
children; six grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren. A memorial
service will be on Saturday, January
4th, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the sanctuary
of Trinity Church of the Nazarene,
1000 55th Street S., Gulfport, FL
33707. Details and guestbook at
www.VeteransFuneralCare.com.
Veterans Funeral Care Clearwater.

MACDONALD, SHARON
CARTER, of St. Pete Beach, passed
Dec. 24, 2013. Born Nov. 17, 1940,
she was a UCF Grad, social worker.
Survived by mother, Edna Carter;
and 3 siblings, Mona, Terry and
Michael.

ORENYAK, MARY LORRAINE,
of Gulfport, FL died suddenly on
January 3, 2014. She was born in
Pittsburgh, PA and was married
to Edward Orenyak for 58 years.
She retired from the Social Security
Administration and they moved to
the Diplomat, Town Shores where
they lived for 18 wonderful years.
They recently moved to the Nature
Coast Lodge in Lecanto, FL to be
near family. She is survived by her
loving husband, family and friends.
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From the Desk of

Sheriff Bob Gualtie

CIT Training


Pinellas County Sheriffs Deputies
respond to hundreds of thousands of
calls for service each year. In order
to ensure the safety of the citizens
of Pinellas County, as well as their
own safety, Sheriffs deputies are put
through various aspects of training
yearly. One form of training is how
to respond to calls and interact with
individuals that are dealing with
emotional or mental health issues.
In 2012, an average of six people per
day were involuntarily committed for
mental health examination (Baker
Act) by Pinellas County Deputies.
These citizens have unique needs
and it is important that Sheriffs
deputies understand how to deal with
these needs in a variety of different
circumstances.
One valuable form of training
available to Sheriffs deputies is
the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
training program. The CIT program
allows deputies to get hands on
training to assist these citizens in
their time of need. The Pinellas
County Sheriffs Office has played a
leadership role in the county's Crisis
Intervention Team (CIT) program
for nearly 15 years. Through a
community partnership of local law
enforcement officers, mental health
professionals and citizen advocates,
the CIT "team" was formed. To
date, over 1,300 Sheriffs deputies,
police officers and state troopers
have completed the CIT program in
Pinellas County.
The program is a 40-hour course
with a curriculum focused around
safety, knowledge, procedures and
techniques to help calm and assess


individuals with mental illness in
a crisis. Throughout the week long
program, law enforcement personnel
are taught the signs and symptoms
of mental illness, mental health
medications and their side effects
and appropriate criteria for the
Baker Act. These subjects are taught
by professional volunteers from
the mental health community and
allow the class to hear family and
consumer perspectives, participate
in role-playing scenarios and learn
about issues related to homelessness,
Alzheimer's, suicide and officer
safety.
CIT training is held at no cost to
tax payers or to any participating
law enforcement organizations.
This training is made possible
by community organizations and
volunteers who take their own time to
ensure local law enforcement officers
have the training they need to do
their job efficiently. CIT training is
held twice a year, once in the fall and
once in the spring. There are also
periodic refresher courses for those
deputies that would like to learn
more on a certain topic. Deputies that
have completed the training, return
to work with a better understanding
of the mental health community.
Many have said the training has
given them a new perspective on how
to handle those having an emotional
crisis. They have also shown they are
able to use their new skills on more
than just mental health related calls.
This training, along with many other
crucial forms of training, are helping
our deputies lead the way to a safer
Pinellas.







Fine Art Festival
Premiers
St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival
will premier on February 1-2 at
North Straub Park in St. Petersburg.
Watch the grounds of the Museum
transform into a unique outdoor
gallery showcasing the extraordinary
artwork of more than 100 top
national and international artists.
The St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival
showcases the original artwork of
artisans from 25 states and overseas
in such mediums as painting,
jewelry, sculpting, photography,
woodworking, ceramics, glass, fiber
art, mixed-media and more. These
are among the most collected and
awarded artists in America.
Witness an incredible tapestry
of artwork woven by the diverse
creations of artisans that are masters
of their art mediums. Discover a
variety of sculptural forms from
large articulated outdoor animal
sculptures, life-like fiber sculptures
of African wildlife and exquisite
glass wall hangings. The tapestry
of artwork is enhanced with unique


digitalflower imagery, elegantleather
purses and handbags interwoven
with unique, amazing ceramic art
and stunning wildlife photographs.
Also find extraordinary handmade
clothing and elegant jewelry.
Enjoy the rare opportunity to meet
and interact with the artisans. Learn
how specific artwork pieces were
made. Artists are onsite Saturday
from 10-5 and Sunday from 11-5.
Admission is free. This art festival
not to be missed!
For additional information contact
Bill Kinney, Show Director at
941- 487-8061 or by e-mail at bill@
paragonartfest.com.

Two New 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 Mondays for 8 weeks and
start on January 13th. The beginner/
novice (for the true beginner) will
be held 4:15-5:15 p.m. Beginner 2
(not for advanced students) will be
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Join the Gulfport
Walking Club
The Gulfport Walking Club will
meet at the Gulfport Recreation
Center, 5730 Shore Boulevard every
Thursday through March 20th. The
Club's adventures take them through
Pinellas County parks.Everyone
walks at their own pace, so feel free
to do a mile or five. Trips are $2 and
depart at 8:45 a.m. and return by
12:30 p.m. Their trip schedule can
be found in the Recreation Center
Class link @mygulfport.us Please
contact Recreation Coordinator John
Lapham at 893-1079 for further
information.

Auto 101 For Women-
Preventive Maintenance
Wouldn't it be great to ask questions
and get answers about maintenance,
engine components, auto repairs
and the skinny on the industry: by
speaking to a fellow fem (and not
made to feel embarrassed)?
This introduction class can go as
far and in depth as you're interested,
to know your car and the industry
better. Wouldn't it be great if you
could go back in time to the moment
just before you neglected a small
vehicle issue that left you stranded?
Take it from me; having worked at
the family auto business and my
own misadventures.., when it comes
to your all important transportation,
ignorance is not bliss.
Just about everyone has a sad or
scary story about a disreputable
repair shop. It's harder to get over
on an educated person who has a
network of likeminded individuals
looking out for each other. Ever heard
of the phrase "knowledge is power"?
Demonstrations would be limited,
but can be performed after class.
The first 4-week session will start
Wednesday, February 5th from 6:15-
7:15 p.m. Cost is $10 per class or $30
per session. For more information
contact Michele Mancini at 727-
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Tour Barbara
Gilberg Habitat
By Natalie Leggette
Join me for a tour of the park on
January 23rd at 10 a.m. and learn
about common species on our
District lands. Bring something to
write with and paper for notes. I
will have booklets on this subject.
Barbara Gilberg Habitat is located
at 1600 Pasadena Avenue next to the
electronic billboard on Shore Drive.
Meet Natalie in the Pavilion.

Community Resource
Partnership
Community Resource Partnership
(CRP) will be at the Gulfport Senior
Center (5501 27th Avenue S.) on
January 15th at 2 p.m.
CRP is an alliance of health care
industry professionals whose mission
is to provide support and information
on aging and lifetime health care
issues to families and individuals.
They are committed to educating the
community about available resources
on aging and health-related issues,
including Affording the Retirement
Lifestyle you Need, Financial
Planning/Insurance, Government/
Public Benefits (Medicaid, VA
Benefits), Health Care, Legal and
Estate Planning, Nutrition and
Wellness, and Senior Housing.
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.


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From the Desk of Gulfport Police Chief Robert Vincent


I started working for the
Gulfport Police Department
20 years ago. Almost 20
years before that, my father
used to bring me down to the
beach on the weekends so I
could climb on the monkey
bars at the playground. In
that nearly 40 years,
a lot has changed
in this town, most
of it for the better.
In other areas, '
progress seems a bit ;
slow. Look at 49th
Street.
Four lanes of
asphalt, no more
than 100 feet wide,
separate Gulfport
from the Greater ':l
Childs Park Area v
(GCPA) of St.
Petersburg, which
includes all of
the Childs Park
neighborhood as well
as portions of three
others (Oak Park,


Twin Brooks, and
Perry Bayview). As long as
I can remember, this border
road has not only served as
a political boundary; it has
represented a divide between
two very different cultures.
Obviously, demographic
variances contribute to this
image. Gulfport is and has
historicallybeen comprisedof
a majority white population,
while the GCPA is and
has been predominantly
African-American. So 49th
Street separates a white
neighborhood from a black


neighborhood, but there's
much more to the picture
than racial differences.
Let's take a look at some
numbers that actually
matter. Census tracts 208.00
and 201.01 encompass the St.
Petersburg neighborhoods
directly east of Gulfport-
essentially the GCPA.
Combined, these two tracts
have a population and land
area that is similar to that
of Gulfport. The overall
crime rate, however, is more
than twice that of our town,
and the violent crime rate
is over five times higher
than Gulfport's (see the
chart). These are rates that
far exceed the averages for
the city of St. Petersburg,
Pinellas County, and the
state of Florida. There is
absolutely no question that
the GCPA is a high-crime


the indirect impacts of that
crime on a daily basis. This
is why I repeatedly make the
claim that we in Gulfport do
not have a crime problem
on 49th Street; we have
a problem resulting from
the perception of the crime
occurring next door.
The question: how much can
we do about it? I think our
officers do an outstanding job
considering the mere ribbon
of pavement between us and
the aforementioned high-
crime neighborhood. We do
what we do the way we do
it because our constituents
demand it. What we all
have to realize and accept,
however, is that what
happens across the street is
not up to us. The people who
live in the GCPA are the ones
who get to decide how their
neighborhood is policed.


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neighborhood; let's just call
that a given.
The problem is, all of this
crime is literally happening
right across the street. We
work hard and do a great job
of keeping crime rates low
within Gulfport's municipal
borders, but that's not much
consolation to those who
have to live and work on that
particular border. While
they may not be immediate
victims of actual crimes,
Gulfport residents who live
near the GCPA experience


They are the ones who set
the enforcement priorities
and dictate them to their
representatives. We have
no more right to tell them to
tighten things up than they
have to ask us to lighten up
(believe me, they've asked).
The bottom line is this: any
change to the crime rate in
the GCPA must be driven by
those who live there. If they
don't want things to change,
then we in Gulfport will not
have much of an impact.
Please don't get the


impression that St.
Petersburg is ignoring this
area. I want to point out
that there have been some
pretty impressive reductions
in the GCPA crime rate
since the implementation
of a strategic planning
initiative under Mayor
Baker's administration in
2007. Overall crime has
dropped 34% in this area
over the past four years,
while it has essentially
remained static in Gulfport.
While this is movement in
the right direction, I intend
work to encourage the new
mayor and new police chief
to take more proactive steps
to further reduce violent
crime in this area. When our
residents are affected, our
voice needs to be heard.

For our part, Gulfport has
undertaken a few
projects andprograms
to help improve the
perception as well.
New LED street
lighting will be
installed in January,
making the roadway
more visible at night.
We've improved
the signage at our
office on 49th Street,
making if more clear
that it is home to the
office of an actual
police officer, and
we're in the process
of installing high-
visibility surveillance
cameras on that
building as well. We
also added a full-time
officer to handle recruiting
and screening, which frees
up our Community Resource
Officer, Zach Mills, to spend
more of his time focusing
on policing the 49th Street
area.
Of course, we won't be able
to measure the effect of any of
these changes until this time
next year. In the meantime,
I'll be looking forward to
some positive changes in
both perception and reality.
Happy New Year everyone!


Gabber January 9 -January 15, 2014






Volunteer at
So49 Car Show
The South 49th St. Business
Association is seeking volunteers to
assist with the 2014 So49 Classic
Car Show to be held on Saturday,
February 8th on the Tangerine
Greenway in Gulfport. If interested,
please contact Don Stafford at don@
rsri.net for further information.

Rec Center has New
Logo and Website
Live It! with recreation in your life.
Whether it be trips, fitness, aquatics,
childcare or social interaction you
can find it with the St. Pete Beach
Recreation department. Check out
their brand new website at www.
spbrec.com and see their new list
of classes and programs. Call 727-
363-9245 for more information.

Open Call for Flash
Fiction and Nonfiction
Trace Taylor Publication invites all
Gulfport and surrounding Pinellas
County writers of any age to submit
manuscripts for possible publication
in either or both up and coming new
annual anthologies, The Gulfport
Chronicle (nonfiction) and The
Gulfport Flash (fiction).
Submission Requirements:
3 page maximum and brief one
paragraph author bio.
Nonfiction for The Chronicle
Fiction, any genre, for The Flash
S$10 reading fee for each
manuscript
Multiple submissions allowed
Simultaneous submissions
(submitted to more than one publisher
or journal) will not be accepted.
Pays selected writers two copies
of publication and credit listing in
which their work will appear. Writers
retain all copyrights to their work.
Revenues from sales will support the
annual Youth Writing Workshops
and Contest.
Call or email for submission forms
and mailing information: 813-
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Peg Stella is back to teach a Memory
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Beth-El's annual fine art exhibition
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February 1st, Sunday, February
2nd, and Monday, February 3rd
at 400 Pasadena Avenue S. in
St. Petersburg. Beginning in 1973
with only 20 artists, Art Festival
Beth-El now showcases over 160
national and international award-
winning artists. This highly
acclaimed fine art exhibit and sale
is well known as one of the premier
shows in the Southeastern United
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variety of fun and unusual pieces for
gardens, offices or large buildings.
The Boutique Gallery will offer fine
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yearly tradition will continue, as Art
Festival Beth-El will feature selected
works by talented emerging artists
from Pinellas County's seventeen
public and private high schools. The
Art Festival will award scholarship
money to the schools of the winning
students.
An elegant preview cocktail reception
will be held on Saturday, February
1st from 7-10 p.m. with admission of
$25 which can be purchased at the
door.
Art Festival Beth-El is free and open
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Art Festival Beth-El continues to
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and the surrounding areas. Call the
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Pass. Will handle o10ft beam. $250/Mo. 727-
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BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT-From 25' to 55' Sail
of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample
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9am.-3pm. Toys, Books, Clothes and Lots of
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lamps and freezer.
BIG YARD SALE!-Saturday Jan. 11th 8am.-
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for Everyone to include collectibles. Super
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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 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.

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.
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. G.B.

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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.
TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at
727-822-2200.
GULFPORT PARADISE
Like New! 2/1 Yearly Lease. 5320 29th Ave. S.
#B. C/H/A, Tile & Carpet Throughout, Covered
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Mo. & Dep. Available Now. RJ 727-647-0331.
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No Dogs. 6921 Hibiscus Ave. 727-804-5694.
2BR/1BA HOUSE- 59th St. S. & 7th Ave. S.
$850/Mo. Pets Negotiable, Small & Cute.
Freshly Painted, Newly Redone. 727-418-
5295.
TYRONE AREA- 7137 34th Ave. N. 3BR/1 BA,
Clean, Fenced with Fruit Trees. $900/Mo. &
$900/Security. 727-347-1779 or 727-347-
8298.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT APT-Huge
1BR/1.5BA Corner unit. Over 1000sqft. Wash-
er/Dryer hook-up, CHA, Bright and Cheerful,
Large Walk-in Closet, Lots of Parking. $850/
Mo. Call Rob 727-417-6915.


TYRONE AREA LARGE 3BR/2BA- Conve-
nient safe location, Walk to Bank, Publix PO,
Restaurants. Private Bath, Entrance, Kitchen
Access, W/D. Stable Mature Woman. Refer-
ences. $435/Mo. 1st/last/security. 727-345-
8831.

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2 BEDROOM APT.-Near Beach, Furnished,
All Utilities & cable included $110/wk. Pet
Friendly, Smoker Ok, Pasadena Area, Dis-
abled Vet. 727-678-0166.
ROOMMATE WANTED (GULFPORT)-Nice
Place, Non-Smoker, Prefer Female. Washer/
Dryer. $400/Mo. plus 1/2 Electric. $200/Dep.
727-517-5569.
NEAR TYRONE-Nice 1 BR/1 BA for One. Pri-
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Sorry No Pets. Seeking Non-Smoking, Up-
beat, Positive Person. $650/Mo. Security De-
posit. 727-623-8821. Share house with health
professional Near all Hospitals. askvictoria@
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ISLA CLUB BAHIA Cancellation. Hurry!
Fully Furnished. Most desirable building
2BR/2BA, Fitness center, magnificent views-
Watch the birds, dolphins and wildlife. 2-balco-
nies. $3500/mo. Available now. 727-867-5536.
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6250 13TH AVE. S.
OPEN SUNDAY 1-3PM
$269,500 Gulfport Original. 2BR/2BA Over
1900sqft. Totally Updated Kitchen, Bathrooms.
Oversized Family room, New Windows, Loads
of Storage and a Hydroponic Garden! Walk to
Stetson. A Must See! Misti Kehoe, Realtor RE/
MAX METRO 727-744-1649 Cell.
OPEN SUNDAY BUY OWNER- 12:00-3:OOPM.
3010 59th St. S. #206. Nice, Clean. 2BR/1 BA,
1120Sqft. Roomy Eat-in Kitchen. Cat Friendly
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FOR SALE BY OWNER-Town Shores Condo
Diplomat #508. 1BR/1.5BA, 1174sqft. Open
Bay Views. $132,000. Call 727-384-4903.
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.
TOWN SHORES ETON #102-Updated
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1BR/1 BA. Must See, Great Buy! $78,000 440-
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BAY ISLAND, WHAT A VIEW!-Commodore
Bldg. 1BR/1.5BA Furnished unit. W/D, Car-
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$139,900 THE SUN TEAM 727-345-0099.
BAY ISLAND PRESTIGIOUS ADMIRAL
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Ciega Bay and Gulf. This 2BR/2BA, 1375sqft.
Furnished Condo with Hurricane Shutter is in
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gate. Covered Carport, 6 Pools, Clubhouse,
Tennis Courts, Waterfront Walking Paths and
Marina. Call 248-766-3785. Buyer Approval
Required.
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-
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$189,000. CENTURY 21/J1M WHITE & AS-
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Call me for your buying & selling needs
Bay Island Condo ~ $150,000
Enterprise Bldg,1BR/2BA, corner, carport, great view

Pasadena $90,000
3BR/2BA, XL corner lot, great price

Pinellas Point $115,000
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$725,000

Classic Gulfport
Beautifully updated 2 bedroom, 2 bath
large lot and just blocks away
from downtown
$234,900

Beach Condo
2 bedroom 2 bath 2nd floor condo
overlooking Gulfport Beach. Beautifully
upgraded witjh wood floors, stainless steel
appliances and the view!
$170.000

Waterfront Community Condo
2 bedroom, 2 bath, South Pasadena
$149,900

Four Bedroom Gulfport Bungalow
Block home 4 bedroom, 2 bath
$139,900

Well Priced 4 bedroom St. Pete
4 bedroom, I bath
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