Title: Gabber
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089435/00048
 Material Information
Title: Gabber
Alternate Title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann,
George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: January 17, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
Coordinates: 27.750556 x -82.708611 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00089435
Volume ID: VID00048
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 41066966
lccn - sn 99026784

Full Text


since 19

I No 206SI .- Jauay17-Jauay23

Steven Brewer thumbs through a book of world coins for a foreign
coin appraisal at this weekend's Antique and Colectibles Show at the
Coliseum. Brewer, who lives in Land O'Lakes, had foreign and do-
mestic coins for sale at the show. He also offered free appraisals of
both foreign and domestic coins. Silver, he said, makes a lot of coins
valuable in today's numismatic market.
See Antiques, page 36

Building Rates Jump 60 percent
Gulfport city council approved on second reading an ordi-
nance which allows the city to set building related service
fees by resolution rather than ordinace at Tuesday's meet-
ing. In a separate, but related resolution immediately fol-
lowing its passage the council voted to increase most fees
by about 60 percent. Base fees will increase from $30 to
$50 per permit.
According to Fred J. Metcalf, community development
director, the current fee structure had not been amended
for a number of years and when amendments were made,
they were made to come in line with what other communi-
ties were charging and not in an effort to pay for services
rendered. "The current fee structure was difficult to de-
cipher by both staff and the general public," said Metcalf.
"That has lead to different fees being charged for the same
service depending on who was interpreting the schedule."
Metcalf said the new fee schedule attempts
See Building Fees, page 40

Coliseum Antique Show
Has Record Turnout

City Council
Succession is Clear
By Greg Stemm
Despite some concerns about the
movement of the city election from
its usual time in March to Janu-
ary, a recent health scare with
Gulfport mayor Michael Yakes and
a vice mayor who is stepping down
after years of service, the transi-
tion of council membership and
its members succession in times
of crisis are clearly outlined in the
city charter, according to city clerk
Donna Spano.
Yakes presided over the Janu-
ary 15 city council meeting in ap-
parent good health after suffering
recent minor strokes and a stay in
the hospital. He has told The Gab-
ber he intends to finish his term in
office which runs through March
2009. However, his recent brush
with serious illness has sparked
some interest in how the council's
succession operates.
See Council, page 20

49th'Street Phase III
Grant Accepted
The city of Gulfport has accepted
a Pinellas County Community De-
velopment Grant in the amount of
$250,000 for Phase III of the 49th
Street Redevelopment Streetscap-
ing project. City manager Tom
Brobeil told council that he had
budgeted $300,000 in the fiscal year
2008 budget so this was a shortfall
of about $50,000 under what had
been anticipated.
"We ask council to vote today to
accept the money, but how it will be
spent will need to be addressed by
the Economic Development Adviso-
ry Committee (EDAC) and in public
forums," he noted. "It is earmarked
as a continuation of the original
streetscape project which had to be
broken down into, several phases
due to financial constraints."

Forum on
Property Taxes Tonight
The City of Gulfport is Sponsoring
"Facts on Tax", a panel discussion
on the Property Tax Referendum.
This public event is scheduled this
Thursday, January 17 at Gulfport
Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore
Boulevard in Gulfport from
7-8:30 p.m.
Panelists will include a member
from each of the following bod-
ies: Florida Senate (Sen. Dennis
Jones), Florida House of Represen-
tatives, Property Appraiser's Office
(Deputy Assistant Administrator
Erin Moore), School District, Coun-
ty Commission (Co. Ken Welch),
City Government (Mayor Michael
Yakes), Local Government Policy
Analyst (Danny Dahlberg), Pinellas
Firefighter's Association (President
John Little).
The purpose of this forum is to
discuss the possible benefits, det-
riments and potential risks of the
Property Tax Amendment. Empha-
sis will be placed on a fair discussion
of the effects of the amendment on

Most Insurance
Plans Accepted,
Including Medicare,
BC/BS Health
Options, Humana,
AuMed, VSP,
Vision Care Plan

various tax concerns. Members of
the audience will have the opportu-
nity to turn-in question cards.
For more information on this event,
please call 893-1009.
* *

Arbor Day
Celebration Tomorrow
It's a known fact that trees play an
important role in our everyday lives
and that they are a vital resource
to our environment. Trees shade us
from hot summer days, improve the
air that we breathe, provide habitat
for wildlife, and beautify our sur-
The City of Gulfport would like to
invite everyone to attend this year's
Arbor Day Celebration and Tree
Planting Ceremony. The ceremony
is scheduled to take place at the
Gulfport Recreation Center (ball
field) located at 5730 Shore Boule-
vard S. on Friday, January 18 at 1
Children from the Gulfport Recre-
ation Center's "School Year -Child
Care Program" will recite poems for

Serving St. Petersburg Since 1984
Dr. John H. Mason P.A.
Dr. Truman McGhee
Board Certified Optometric Physicians
Contact Lens Specialists
Children & Adult Vision Care
Quality Fashion Eyewear Treatment of Eye Disease
Emergency Care & Lasik Consultation
Glaucoma & Cataract Testing


the occasion and refreshments will
be served.
This year, the City of Gulfport will
be handing out American Plum and
Pecan Tree seedlings to all who at-
tend the celebration in an effort to
encourage everyone to plant trees!
The City's Parks division will also
plant a Silver Buttonwood tree in
honor of the event.
Please mark your calendars and
join the City in making this one of
the best Arbor Day Celebrations

Dream Night Dance at
Historic Gulfport Casino
Enjoy dining and dancing under the
'stars' at the Dream Night Dance at
the Gulfport Casino on January 18
from 7 p.m. to midnight. Two live
bands will provide entertainment
for all ages. "Flashback" performs
Sinatra/Bennett and standard
favorites while "Daydreams" will
showcase top 10 hits from the 40s
to today. A professionally produced
silent auction and prizes galore will
keep you active off the dance floor
including a grand prize of dinner for
two each week for a month at local
restaurants. The Casino offers a full
cash bar and food will also provided.
Tickets are $20 and are available at
the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
in the Bank of America Building,
2808 58 Street S., Gulfport Travel or
at the door.


735 49th St. N St. Pete

Gabber January 17-January 23, 2008

5712 5th Ave. N. Medical Plaza Building


M.-Th 5am -10pm
Fri. 5am 9pm
Sat. 7am 9pm
Sun. 7am 5pm

900 Pasadena Avenue
South Pasadena, FL. 33707

3 Month, 6 Month & 1 Year Membership

+ Additional Free Month
on top of your membership
I Must bring coupon in at time of registration New members only I
Expires 1-31-2008 Gabber Jan. 08
G a -----------------------------------
Gabber January 17 January 23, 2008 3

1419 49th Street South,
Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 321-6965
(fax) 327-7830
9-5 Mon Wed, 9-2 Fri
Closed Thursday
Publishers / Editors
Ken & Deb Reichart
Anne Rush, Gina Forgetta,
Jeffrey White, Nenad Stjepanovic,
Customer Service / Sales
Gina Forgetta, Mary Baumgartner
Tess Severtson
Contributing Writers
Sibylle Stajich, Roger Turner,
Cathy Salustri, Shelly Wilson,
Gina Forgetta, Anne Rush,
Greg Stemm
Chris Campas Deliveries
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,
Madeira Beach, Pinellas Point
Florida Press Association
Inland Press Association
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
Circulation 14,000
Editorial Copy Monday Noon
Display Advertising Tuesday 5 pm
if proof is required Monday Noon
Classified Advertising Tuesday 5pm

The views and opinions expressed in this publication are not
necessarily those of the Publishers, advertisers or employees
of the Gabber.
The Gabber is not liable for any errors in advertising beyond
the cost of the first printing of any advertisement.
Contents of this publication may not be reproduced or copied
without premission of the Publishers.

Coppolas Tree Service
Business of the Month
The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
has named Coppolas Tree Service as
Business of the Month for January
Tim Coppola is a third generation
Gulfport resident. Tim's grandmother
moved to Gulfport from Rhode Island
back in the 1950s and his family has
called the area home ever since. At
one time when he was younger, Tim
worked for the City of Gulfport's san-
itation department and did some tree
trimming on the side. As time went
by, the tree service took more and
more of his time and when he became
vested enough in the City, he retired
and began his current business.
Tim Coppola has served on the
board of the Chamber for many years
and he and his family have generous-
ly contributed to many organizations
in Gulfport including Little League.
"The Coppolas are a true Gulfport
family and part of what makes the
threads of community stay strong."
stated Chamber President Lori

Rosso. "We can always count on Tim
and his brother to be our 'muscle' to
haul tents around on event days and
keep us informed on his children's
local sports triumphs and world trav-
Coppolas Tree Service is celebrating
over 20 years as a family run business.
Tim is a certified Arborist and has
been a member of the International
Society of Aborculture for almost 15
years. Whatever your tree needs,
Coppolas can help. In true Gulfport
style, they provide a discount for all
Gulfport residents.
For more information about Coppolas
Tree service call 322-0890.

Mobile Medical Unit
The Pinellas County Mobile Medical
Van will be available at the Gulfport
Senior Center (5501 27 Avenue S.)
on Wednesday, January 23 from
4:30-7:30 p.m. If you do not have
Medicare, Medicaid or health insur-
ance of any kind, you are eligible for
services. First come, first serve.


Do you like Baseball

& Softball?
Sign up now to play
Baseball, Softball, & Tee Ball
Boys & Girls ages 5-16
Sign up now to play
Gulfport Little League
18th Ave. So. at 55th Street
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm to 7pm
Bring your birth certificate
Register NOW Don't miss tryouts
For more info. call Bruce at 327-7383

Gabber January 17 -January 23, 2008

Martin Luther King
Candlelight Vigil
The St. Petersburg Museum of
History located at 335 SecondAvenue
NE will host the 24th Annual Martin
Luther King (MLK) Candlelight
Vigil on Monday, January 21. This
is the third year that the museum
has hosted the event. The theme
for this year's Vigil is Reflections of
the Man: A Call to Non-violence and
The program begins at 6:30 p.m.
and will include a gathering and
candle lighting ceremony at the en-
trance of the museum in memory of
William Packer, chairperson of the
Martin Luther King Commutative
Committee, who transitioned. from
this life on January 1. Mr. Packer
served as chairperson for the com-
mittee for over 15 years with a short
break in service when his job moved
him and his family to Texas.
The event will continue inside
of the museum led by Master of
Ceremony Attorney Darrel Rouson.
"Reflections" on the theme of non-
violence will be presented by Leroy
Sullivan of TECO Gas. Paulette
Johnson, artistic director for the
Soulful Arts Academy, will pres-
ent an artistic piece choreographed
around the theme of non-violence
and peace and the Ba'hai commu-
nity's Black Men's Ensemble will
bring reflections through song.
Call the Museum at 894-1052, ext.
205 for more information.

New/Slightly used
children's & baby's
clothing/Toys/Gear etc... |
At prices we can all afford20
oQpen Tuesday Saturday 10am-Spm l

Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008

-Stve4 B. W4, rre M
Tampa Bay Orthopaedic Specialists

Monday, January 21
Dinner: 5:30 pm
Seminar: 6:00 pm
Boca Ciega Room

Palms of Pasadena Hospital
in the Professional Building
1609 Pasadena Avenue South

Arthritis, knee or
hip problems?
Learn about new technology and current
treatment options for degenerative arthritis
of the hip and knee. Dr. Warren is a board
certified orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship
training in joint replacement surgery.

To reserve'your place, please call the Palms Call Center at.

PROGRESS www.palmspasaden


:; I

Promotion for
Firefighter Poirrier
It is with great honor that Gulfport
Fire Rescue announces the promo-
tion of Firefighter Paramedic Adam
Poirrier to the position of Fire
Lieutenant. Lt. Poirrier has two
years- experience as a Gulfport vol-
unteer followed by seven years ex-
perience as a Gulfport professional
firefighter. He has untold hours as an
acting lieutenant and has earned the
respect of his peers.
Lt. Poirrier has certifications as a
Fire Apparatus and Pump Operator,
Fire Service Instructor, Live Fire
Training Instructor, and Firefighter
Health and Fitness Trainer. He has
plans to take the exam to become a
Florida-certified Fire Officer. In ad-
dition, Lt. Poirrier has a staff posi-
tion at St. Petersburg College's Fire

Theater on the Bay
The City ofGulfport's next "Theater on
the Bay" is the movie "Cars," January
18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Recreation Field

(the corner of Shore Boulevard S. and
58 Street S.). Lightning McQueen, a
hotshot rookie race car driven to suc-
ceed, discovers that life is about the
journey, not the finish line, when he
finds himself unexpectedly detoured in
the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator
Springs. On route across the country
to. the big Piston Cup Championship
in California to compete against two
seasoned pros, McQueen gets to know
the town's offbeat characters who
help him realize that there are more
important things than trophies, fame
and sponsorship.
Bring your chairs, blankets, family
and friends. The Teen Council will
provide concessions for purchase such
as popcorn, soda and water. And best
of all, the movie is free!

Open Air Market
Treasure Island Community Center,.
One Park Place off 106 Avenue hosts
an Open Air Market on Friday,
January 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Event features fresh produce, arts
and crafts, antiques and collectibles
and food and beverage.
* *

Please call (727-327-2772)
For details and registration.
Every Thursday
Beginners Steps 7-7:30pm
Weekly Combo 7:30-8:00pm
Music & Dancing 8-11pm
Admission $7.00 11 TI
Instructor Carol Rivera 5500 S
DJ Manny Mambo
Playing Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, 3. .. . .... 3
Tango, Rumba, Samba, Cha Cha w

he Gulfport Casino
hore Blvd. S. 727-893-1070


Safe Boating Course
in One Lesson
St. Petersburg College is launch-
ing the Boater safety class at the
Seminole campus on January 26.
This one-day, 8-hour classroom and
hands-on course, appeals to boat-
ers who cannot find the time for a
full boater course. This class meets
the requirements for certification of
youthful operators of a vessel with
10 HP motors or larger. It is offered
as a mandatory education class for
boating violators. This course is
also a great refresher course for any
boater and may be used for boater in-
surance discount credit. The course
includes an exam and a certificate of
completion, which allows the boat-
ing violators immediate resumption
of their water activities.
Topics include boat types, safety
equipment, navigation rules, local
charts, waterway markings, knot ty-
ing and waverunner operation.
The tuition for the class is $35
which includes classroom instruc-
tion, hands-on experience, text, cer-
tificate of completion, registration
with the State of Florida, and boater
ID card.
The next class is scheduled for
Saturday, March 1. For informa-
tion call SPC's Lifelong Learning
department at 341-3184 to register
or visit www.spcollege.edulLifelong


euBar Wedll

Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008


Automotive Repair
formerly Central Ave. Chevron
4861 Central Ave.
Same Location -Same People
323-0467 or 347-5240

To all of our loyal clients and friends:
As of February 1st, 4861 Central. Avenue Chevron Inc. will be known as Central Automotive Repair Service,
trading as C.A.R.S. our fuel tanks will be taken out and our convenience store will eventually become a warm
and relaxing waiting room.
Please know that.the same certified technicians (Rich, Bobby, Pete and Bob) will still be here to provide you with
the same excellent service as they have in the past.
To our full service customers please note that you can still have your fuel pumped for you at our other location,
Pasadena Texaco located on the corner of 1st Ave South and Pasadena Ave.
If we can answer any questions or if you have a problem you can call useat 323-0467 or 347-5240
So with this being said we want to thank you for your loyal patronage and wish for you a new year full of good
health, wealth and the love of family and friends.
Wted O&4 Foadet W 4hes:
Rich and Ellen Gogolen
Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008

Third Saturday Art Walk
Treat yourself to exclusive and ex-
traordinary art at Gulfport's Third
Saturday Art Walk from 6-10 p.m.
on Saturday, January 19. Over 30
talented artisans, crafters, authors
and entertainers sell their unique
talents along Beach Boulevard. Shop
the eclectic offerings while listening
to a variety of live entertainment
throughout the Village. Live enter-
tainment includes Free Range, Fred
Walker and a variety of music at the
infamous "GulfPorch"!
View Mars through the telescope of
SPAC's "sidewalk astronomer", John
Dobson, and enjoy a shopping and
dining experience like no other. For
more information, call 322-5217.

Donate to
Teen Night Program
The Gulfport Recreation Center
Teen Night Program is looking for
some items to enhance the teen
room and the program. Please call
us if you have any leather couches/
recliners, entertainment center,
video game systems, sports related
posters, etc. We only need a limited
amount so we would need to receive
a call first to make sure we haven't

reached our limit. Please call John
at 893-1079 if you are interested in
donating. Please do not drop off at
center without calling first.

Jude Bagatti Has Photo
Show in Theater Lobby
Gulfport photographer Jude Bagatti
has a solo show and sale in the
St. Pete Little Theater Lobby Gallery
through January, 2008. The show,
entitled "One By One", depicts 21
images of wildlife, including mam-
mals,, birds, reptiles and insects,
and echoes the theme of the musi-
cal "Two By Two" about Noah's Ark
which runs January 11-27.
Her show can be viewed in the
Lobby Gallery Monday through
Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on
weekends when the play is in per-
The theater is located at 4025
31 Street S. in St. Petersburg,
866-2059. For more details contact
Jude at 322-6211 or heyjudebag-

Gulfport Garden Club
The Gulfport Garden Club had a
delightful tour of Gizella Kopsick
Palm Arboretum on January 10. It
was an informative program and a

ia~T~yT A~ *
hae uaiielorn for office in th e Ct f Glpors^ BH
January 29,2008 Municipal Election

Cou^ncimme'~ird 1 (Two Yearlerm.
IH|^'Rick R3Gilbert^

^^^^^^ Judy RersonII^

Cou~ncileme Wrd3j (Two 3ear Term).

l^^^^^^AngneSaL Leiner
I^Robert E,. "Bob" Wothifngton.

Plae eeme ta ALwad vt i LLEeoin

wonderful day to enjoy the outdoors.
Thanks to Barbara'Purtee for mak-
ing these arrangements.
The February 14 bus trip to Harry
Leu Gardens is fast approaching.
The cost is $43 which includes bus
and admission. This outing is being
offered by "Travel Is Fun" and is
open to the general public. Eleven
people from the Garden Club have
signed up. To be sure you have a
seat, please send your check made
out to Gulfport Garden Club to
Barbara Purtee right away.
The bus will leave the Hickman
Theatre parking lot at 8 a.m. these
lovely gardens include camellias,
roses, azaleas and many other flow-
ers. Lhnch will be on your own at
the unique McDonalds nearby and
guests are welcome. If you have any
questions regarding this trip, please
call Joyce McMahon.
Garden Tip: It is best to leave
the damaged leaves and branches
caused by the recent cold weather on
your plants until the threat of more
cold weather has passed.

USA Dance at Casino
The Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore
Boulevard in Gulfport, will host
USA Dance on Monday, January
28 from 7-10:15 p.m. Admission is
$7 and includes a dance workshop,
professional and amateur exhibi-
tions, dance hosts and snacks.
Beverages available for purchase.
Call 345-5884.


2000 Pass-A-Grille Way
St. Pete Beach, FL. 33706
8AM to 7PM
7 Days A Week
Gabber January 17-January 23, 2008

Thajnk ^g] You Jo.8^in Te Oeqlj

The Corey Area Merchants & Restaurants
T HANK YOU for all your support during the HoldaySeasofl
lv our Gratitude we invite you to take advantage urin-stores
sales & more!! Where else can you have breakfaq OP, ge
ha SHOP, get a massage or facial, have lunch, SHOPSOME M
then have dinner, drinks & see a movie!! All within walking distance ...
unlimited FREE PARKING! Please visit t t ercants
with their coupons beloW for a-
-- -- ---
344 Corey Ave 1 355 Corey Ave HAIR THEA
Shoes, I Custom Framing AFFAIR 315 Cor
Handbags, I Fine Arts 421 Corey Ave Single S
Accessories ve Beer &
Accessories & Crafts I Full Service Salon
Si ceAvaik

ey Ave

85 Corey Circle
Best Beach Food

326 Corey Ave
Artful Adornment
Isle of Music!

425 Corey Ave
i Clothing, Gifts!

423 Corey Ave
Kites Flags
Windsocks & More!

I 341 Corey Ave
Clothing & Art

338 Corey Ave
I Tapas &

415 Corey Ave
I 7395 Gulf Blvd
Hair-Nails &
I More

Gabber January 17 January 23, 2008

Arts Center Receives
$1 Million Donation
Bernie Craig, Pinellas County
Market President for Bank of
America, presented a $1 million do-
nation from the Bank of America
Charitable Foundation to support
expansion and redevelopment at The
Arts Center. Craig made the presen-
tation at a reception celebrating The
Arts Center's plans to break ground
on their new facility in September
The grant will help fund expan-
sion and reconstruction of The Arts
Center's facilities to include a new

space for the Chihuly Collection, a
glassblowinghotshop and a Children's
Learning Center. All gallery and ed-
ucational spaces at The Arts Center
will comply with current museum
standards as part of the Center's mu-
seum accreditation process with the
America Association of Museums.
Exhibition space for member artists
also will be created and current stu-
dio spaces will be improved to better
serve adult students.
The Children's Learning Center
will include dedicated gallery space
for the work of 'the many talented
young artists who participate in the

Linited &pace Available!
St. Alban's Episcopal Day School
Ages 2-5 We do potty training Low Class Size
Certified Voluntary Pre-K Provider
' 8410 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach

ANDY ANDERSON POST 125 sun.11a.m.-11P.M.
6440 5th Ave. So. 347-6085
FRIDAY Jan. 18th 5-7pm SATURDAY Jan, 19th 5.7pm SUNDAY
Baked or Battered Haddock, French L n Dinner 30am-:00am
Fries, Cole Slaw, Roll & Butter $7.76 Legio D. .er ALL-U-CAN-EAT
or Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Breakfast Buffet
Stuffed Peppers, Spaghetti, stuffing, veg, roll, butter & dessert $5.5
Roll&Butter $6.75
Music Tuesday: & Friday Night The Real McCoy's
DpanCi9 Karagke Saturday Night 7pm 11pm
I. l ^m,

Center's programs, as well as educa-
tional spaces specifically designed for
children's needs. Currently serving
more than 20,000 children annually,
the new Children's Learning Center
will enable The Arts Center to double
the number of children served each
year. The Arts Center's youth pro-
gramming is available to all children
within the community, with a par-
ticular focus on underserved popula-
In addition to announcing a
September 2008 groundbreaking
date, Brett also announced revised
plans to consolidate redevelopment
of The Arts Center's current campus
on Central Avenue in downtown
St. Petersburg. These plans will al-
low the Center to achieve its goal of
opening the Chihuly Collection at
The Arts Center by early 2010.

Chili Cook-off
Fund Raiser
In 2008, the GFWC St. Petersburg
Woman's Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd.
N.E. is celebrating 95 years of ser-
vice to the community. The 4th
Annual Chili Cook-off will be held
on February 2 at 6:30 p.m. The cost
'of the event is $20 per person. There
will be special guest judges, home-
made pie auction extraordinaire, a
silent auction and live band music.
Proceeds of the event to benefit the
Hospice of Florida Suncoast and the
Historic Building Restoration Fund.
Reservations necessary by January
28. Please call 551-0809.

Bring in
your Copy
or Print job
I quote!

7110 Central Ave. St. Petersburg, FL 33707
TEL 727-345-8474 FAX 727-345-1041 pspcenter@verizon.net

Invitations for all occasions;
Wedding, Showers,
Birthdays, Parties,
anything. Lots of
stock on hand.
6297 Central Aven
345-53 M
Gabber January 17 -January 23, 2008



Office Depot





SOver 2,000 Ibs.
S Lost in 2007

Bay Medical Center
Specializing in Adult. Adolescent and
Cosmetic Medicine

Uniting Medical & Cosmetic CareTM
7001 Central Avenue, Suite 3
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Tel: (727) 343-6606

Dr. Kasia Ostrzenska, who was recognized for her successful
weight loss program by the Pinellas County Medical Association,
will be giving a "Nutritional Boot Camp" seminar, to help equip
you with the tools necessary in achieving optimal health.
The seminars will arm.you with information about proper nutri-
tion, exercise, role of vitamins, dietary pitfalls and dietary tricks to
eat your way into good health. As an attendee, you will also receive
one months's worth of simple to follow, and prepare recipes along
with an accompanying weekly grocery list.

Our seminar will be held on:

January 24th @ 6:00 pm

The cost will be $30 and will include

Space is limited Call Today.

Gabber January 17 January 23, 2008

Events at American
Legion Post 125
By George Brierley, Commander
The Bob Crigger show is Sunday,
January 27 from 7-9 p.m. Tickets
are on sale in the lounge for $10 per
person. A seating chart is available.
Bob is a master of the piano. He
keeps his fingers busy in Nashville,
as he plays for Jean Shepard on her
radio show. He has played for most
of Nashville's greats. We are lucky
to have Bob back, as he is in great,
demand. I am sure you will enjoy
Bob's new show. He is truly a great
performer. Tickets are on sale now!
Friday, January 18, dinner will be
baked or battered haddock, fries,
cole slaw, roll and butter for $7.75.
The second entr6e will be stuffed
peppers, spaghetti, roll and butter
for $6.
Saturday, January 19 we will be
serving stuffed pork chops, mashed
potatoes, gravy, vegetable, roll, but-
ter and dessert for $6.75. All dinners
are served from 5 to 7 p.m.
Join us every Sunday from 8:30

to 11 a.m. for our all-you-can-eat
breakfast buffet, or you can have
eggs cooked the way you want them.
All this for only $5.50.
The. Real McCoys Band is here
Friday and Saturday nights from 7
to 11 p.m. Come in for dinner and
stick around for dancing and listen-
ing to the music offered by the best
band in town.
Lunches are served on Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Fridays and
Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays come in
and sing with Ron's karaoke at 7 p.m.
Darts are played every Saturday at
8 p.m. Play pool for free on
Bingo is played every Wednesday
starting at 6 p.m. Fourteen $50
games are played, plus two progres-
sive cover-all games for $250. Join
us for an evening of fun and games.
We are located at 6440 Fifth
Avenue S. in St. Petersburg. The
phone number is 347-6085.

I 1




S 400 49th St. South St. Petersburg, FL
I 327-8309 328-8309
Mon-Sat 11 AM to 9 PM, Sundays... Gone Fishin'
A* -1 me Ii

Join the Sea Scouts
Very simply put, a Sea Scout SHIP
is a co-ed Venture Scout organiza-
tion for teens that builds self confi-
dent young leaders who understand
the importance of team work on the
water and in every day of life. They
learn by sailing boats, figuring out
how to fix them, racing them, sailing
to outings and participating in dif-
ficult water related games.
Boca Ciega Yacht Club of Gulfport
is the sponsor of Ship #915 and they
will make available their fleet of
youth sailing boats with leadership
and supervision. The youth club ex-
tends a welcome to the parents and
teenage (14 & up) children who have
an interest in sailing.
If you have a son or daughter who
loves the water, bring them to one of
the 7 p.m. Wednesday meetings at
Boca Ciega Yacht Club, 4600 Tifton
Avenue. Take 49 Street S. to Del Rio
Ave. Turn left to the Club building
on the south side of the Gulfport Ma-
Call Tony Angel at 459-7900 for
more information.

AARP Chapter 2569
AARP Chapter 2569 meets the
fourth Tuesday of each month at the
American Legion Post 273,600 Amer-
ican Legion Drive in Madeira Beach.
Lunch from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.,
meeting at 12 noon. Guest speakers
and entertainment. New members
are now being accepted. Call Rich
Kubick at 367-9813.

Elizabeth M.
Wood, EA


Experienced. Confidential.

Tax Preparation
Tax Problems
Late Filers
Making your taxes less taxing.
Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008

.UU VC3 a1i1u ll3 L.


a i *g* a g
I a 3 a 3
Le l i i l F i C ne -- a" 1 A lem F
4 56 Nor3h 2 Se Sou.t F 2335 n n
St.e s F G 3an0 7r S. Pe ae"ug L 3371,2
Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008 13

Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965
for more information on placing your ad in this special section

First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport
www gulfportumc.org

SHearts Sunday Morninas
I Minds Sunday School 9:15a
= Doors Traditional Serv. 10:30a

Wednesday Evenings
Dinner (Reserv.) 6:00p
Faith Plugged In for
all Contemporary 7:00p

S4iS Pilgrim
10:30am Worship
9:15am Adult Education
You Are Always Welcome
"Diversity our strength, God's love our bond"
615 Central Ave.

Kabbalah Study
Group to Meet
St. Petersburg Chapter of Hadas-
sah's monthly Kabbala/Torah Study
Group will meet from 11 a.m. to
1 p.m. on Friday, January 25 at the
home of Adele Morris in St. Peters-
burg. Rhoda Bader will continue as
the discussion leader and guide. All
Hadassah members and guests are
welcome. Prior study is not necessary
to enjoy these very interesting and
informative sessions. Bring your own
dairy lunch. Beverage and dessert
will be provided. For more informa-
tion, please call Adele at 345-5311.

Line Dance Class at
Gulfport Presbyterian
Gulfport Presbyterian Church, 5313
27 Avenue So. in Gulfport offers two
line dance classes on Monday morn-
ings. The basic beginner class is from
9-10:25 a.m. and the easy interme-

diate class is held from 10:35-noon.
These classes are both designed to be
a low pressure, high fun, low impact
way to exercise. Cost is $5 for one or
both classes. Peggy Steelman, a long
time Gulfport resident, is the instruc-
tor. Call Peggy at 343-9304 for more

Center for
Spiritual Living
Change your thinking, change your
life. Sunday Celebration Service at
10:30 a.m. at 'the Holiday Inn Ex-
press, 54 Avenue N. and 1-275 in St.
Petersburg. Their vision statement is
"Empowering, Inspiring and Awaken-
ing all to Spiritual Perfection". Email
to centerforspiritualiving@yahoo.com

Widowed Social Club
The Widowed Social Club has a
covered dish luncheon and meeting
on the last Wednesday of the month
at the Palm Lake Christian Church,
5401 22nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg, at
12:30 p.m. Calling widowed men and
women to come join us for food and
fellowship. For more information,
please call Joe at 397-0920 or Fran
at 896-9207.

Our Savior Lutheran Church
and School
Pastor Paul Burtzlaff
301 58th St. South
St. Petersburg, FL. 33707

Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008


T eC4reatJourey: Plua" Yo"uJo0r" ,y

Sunday Services:
8:55 am Traditional (Chapel)
8:55 am Cont6mporary (Sanctuary)
9:50 am Classes for All Ages
9:50 am Singles & Friends in Faith (Chapel)
11:00 am Traditional (Sanctuary)
Sign Language Interpretation at Sanctuary Services
227 70th Street S. (2nd Ave. S. at Pasadena Ave.) St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Phone 727-381-2499 www.pasadenacommunitychurch.org


Open Arms Ministry
Open Arms Ministry serves din-
ner each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at
the Trinity Church of the Nazarene,
1000 55th St. So. behind Boca Ciega
High School. Food pantry and Clothes
CLoset is open on Wednesday from 1-5
p.m. and by .appointment. Donations
may also be made at these times.
Please call 687-1233 for drop off or
information. Tax. exempt receipts giv-
en upon request for items donated.
Volunteers are needed for the St. Pe-
tersburg Pregnancy Center, Gulfport
Center. Please call 328-9119.
Events are as follows: Sundy
9-9:30 a.m. Fellowship and refresh-
ments; 9:30-10:30 Sunday School
and 10:40-11:45 Morning Wor-
ship. Wednesday we offer Food and
Clothing Handout from 1-5 p.m.,
Dinner is served from 5:30-6 p.m.,
Cleanup is from 6-6:15 p.m., fol-
lowed by a Prayer Meeting and Bi-
ble Study from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Kids
Club also meets on Wednesday from
6-7 p.m.

"Feef Great in 2008"
Have the Best Year of Your Life!
A Tampa Bay Health Expo
offering Speakers, Products,
and Services

Jan. 26th, 2008
10am 4pm
First Unity Church
460 46th Ave. N.
St. Pete
Gabber January 17 January 23, 2008

Bahb'i Devotions
. You are warmly invited to attend
weekly Devotions held each Sun-
day morning at 10 a.m. at either
Baha'i Center, 676 2nd Ave. South,
in St. Petersburg or 2898 Gulf-to-
Bay Blvd. in Clearwater. Children's
classes are also available. You may
call 322-8541 with questions. All are
welcome; no contributions are ac-
cepted. Visit us on the web atwww.

St. Philip's Anglicqn Church
Traditional Epistopal and Catholic
1928 BCP Mass 10 am Sunday's
Church As It Used To Be!
Come Join Our Family
Nursery Provided.
4545 10th Ave. North

Come and visit: The Center
The Centers
For Spiritual Living

Sunday Celebration Service at 10:30am with an
Inspirational Message, Prayer, Meditation and Singing.
VISION STATEMENT: Empowering, Inspiring
and Awakening All To Spiritual Perfection.
Email address: centerforspiritualiving@yahoo.com


Welcomes You
Worship& JuniorStindaySchool ....... 10:30a.m.
Terrific Tuesday...............3:30-5:00 p.m.

Managing Your Health God's Way.
Just In Time
A Health Ministries Project to provide you with the tools to prevent health issues,
improve were there are problems and maintain those areas which need no change.
Beginning Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 at 6:30p.m. and continuing for seven weeks
on Wednesdays, health Ministries will present topics, in the sanctuary on how to
manage your health issues. We will be inviting Physicians, Psychologists, Therapists,
and Dietitians to share with us how we can accomplish our health goals.
Some topics are: Diabetes, Heart Disease, Mental Health, Arthritis, Healthy Weight
Change, Cancer, Addictions.
You don't want to miss any of these meetings and neither would your friends.
Start making plans to be there!!!!

Where St. Petersburg SDA Church
1001 56th St. North

R.G. Elmore, D.V.M.
Of cherry-eyed dogs
and toxic turtles
Q: We have noticed recently that
our dog has a bright red lump that
comes and goes in the corner of his
right eye. The lump does not seem
to bother him. Should we be worried
about the lump? Should we take our
dog to a veterinarian?
A: Of course it is impossible to tell
you what is causing the swelling at
the corner of your dog's right eye
without actually seeing him and
knowing much more about him.
However, high on the list of possible
causes for the swelling is a condition
called "cherry eye." Cherry eye is
caused by swelling of the glandular
tissue on the dog's third eyelid.
Unlike humans, dogs have three
eyelids. The third one extends from

the inner corner of the eye. If you
observe your dog closely while he is
opening his eyes, you might see the
third eyelids opening behind the out-
er two lids.
The glandular tissue on the third
eyelid projects and becomes very red-
dened whenever cherry eye occurs. It
is not at all unusual for the red mass
to disappear and then reappear ev-
ery few days.
Excessive tearing is also often no-
ticed in dogs with cherry eye. If left
untreated, it is possible for the red
mass to become abraded and infect-
ed. This, of course, can lead to more
serious problems.
The usual treatments recommended
for treating cherry eye include the
use of ointments containing steroids
and surgical removal of the mass and
part of the third eyelid. The correc-
tive surgery for cherry eye can usu-

Safety Tire1 Set of 4 $
Aut Service FREE Rotation Every 6,000 Miles. 1 0
Check our new/used tire F
Center, inc. prices & sizes. I FF
I Gabber Coupon expires 1/30/08

1833 -49th St. S.* 321-1131 $1, 95 OIL CHANGE
Now Accepting GoodYear National Accounts Iplus disposal fee
Quality Repairs at LOW PRICES. i By appointment only. Most cars
All Makesn Mdels Oil Filter & up to 5 qts. 10W30 Oil
All Makes and Models I Must present this coupon at time of order.
I Complete Service & Repairs I Gabber Coupon expires 1/30/08
New & Rebuilt Parts - TINE -UP
SGreat New Tire Prices I AA une
Your Car Will Thank You. $39 G.abber Coupon expires 1/30/08

SGabber Coupon expires 1/30/08
I Most Cars Includes Tire Rotation
$4995 Appointment
Gabber Coupon expires 1/30/n08 b ay

ally be performed after administer-
ing a local anesthetic. In other words,
the dog does not have to be anesthe-
tized. Because cherry eye and other
swellings of the eyelids can lead to
much more serious ocular problems,
you should have your dog examined
by your veterinarian when the lump
Q: I was very shocked recently to see
a young couple playing with a small
turtle while eating lunch at an out-
door cafe in a large city. I assumed
that the young people had just pur-
chased the turtle at a local pet shop.
Is the risk of getting salmonella from
a turtle not a problem any longer? I
could not eat my lunch at the cafe
knowing that a reptile might have
crawled across the table just before
I sat down.
A: Unfortunately many people are
still unaware of the risks of zoono-
toic diseases, those diseases that
are transmissible between animals
and humans. Salmonellosis can be
transmitted from infected reptiles to
humans. It is important to remember
that direct contact with an infected
animal is not necessary to get the
disease. Merely coming into contact
with something that the infected rep-
tile has contacted could be danger-
Salmonellosis is still a very serious
disease in humans. Although salmo-
nellosis usually causes diarrhea in
humans it can also cause meningitis.
Your decision to not eat at the cafe
was warranted.

Your community paper

Since 1968

Serving Gulfport and surrounding
Communities every Thursday for over 37 years
Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008


Gulfport Senior Center
Daily Menu
Meals are available at the Gulfport Senior
Center. 5501 27th Avenue So., in Gulfport

Monday, JANUARY 21
Tuesday, JANUARY 22
Breaded Pork Cutlet w/White
Pepper Sauce
Wild Rice Blend
Country Vegetable Medley
Whole Wheat Bread/Margarine
Pear Cup
Low Fat Milk
Wednesday, JANUARY 23
Baked Ziti Casserole
Garlic Spinach
Whole Wheat Bread/Margarine
Low Fat Milk
Thursday, JANUARY 24
Chicken Breast Coq au Vin
Potatoes O'Brien
Green Beans w/Pimentoc
Whole Grain Bread/Margarine
Mixed Fruit Cup
Low Fat Milk
Friday, JANUARY 25
Lower Sodium Frankfurter
Baked Beans & Tomato Bits
Warm Cinnamon Apples
Cole Slaw w/Shredded Carrot
Hot Dog Bun/Mustard
Low Fat Milk

SPCA Pet of the Week
j Send Rover right over! Rover is an eight-month old cattle
dog mix who is a little shy at first, but friendly, easygoing,
playful and very loveable when he comes out of his shell.
Rover would prefer to go to a home without cats, with a
fenced yard and with children over the age of 8. To meet
1 Rover, stop by the SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Avenue
N. in Largo or call 586-3591 today. Be sure to check out the
SPCA's online kennel at ww.SPCATampaBay.org.

Foster or Adopt a Greyhound
All we know about Dragon is that she certainly takes a
cute picture and she doesn't breathe fire. She currently re-
sides at our Gandy Blvd. kennel, where Greyhound Pets of
America takes in the retired racers. We always need foster
homes and you don't have to have a big place or even a
fenced yard if you can take daily walks. It's a greyt way
to do community service and have fun getting to know
some greyt characters. To foster or adopt please call us at
595-7852 or visit our website: greyhoundpets.com.

St MRl Dto!

6735 Gulfport, BIvd.So.
South Pasadena, FL 33707
(727) 345-2852
S ktriplet@tampabay.rr.com

~~0 OVER 3o LOCATIONS! [@~
th G abe is evrwee 3.21-6965

your: .th. I

i'Bar Wells

a u ar a .
S- 9*.

Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008

...... ...... ..... ...... ...... ..... ...... ..... --- -- -- 7
Kids Cut Adult Cut
EtSr Shampoo & Light Dry F.re Shampoo & Light Dry

11 & under
$7s $10Q95
( Bto-city styie, cwipq iron, sst. Bkw ,'y sty'e, cwoss 55s, set.
design IiMes, or specialty CUs extra. design fines, o0 specikto e.s, 4r,
GAB b.-ifo 3,tS'1;8 FA tx-ifs 5'/i58

SLighthms rCesoing.. Kenneth City
347-5897 M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 545-5383
3993 Tyrone Blvd. (in Wal-Mart Sat 9-, Sun 12-5
center by Subway) M-F 8:30-8:30
4707 66th St. N.
South Pasadena 345-7769 (nextto Sweetbay)

M-F 9-8:30 Sat 9-6
6800 Gulfport Blvd. (in the Publix
center, next to CVS)

uUICK easy' rerm Shampoo & Se
F Cut & Shampoooo & Set
$ 95 $ 95

PI (may vary wength r ororidition Nnt avd wizh eAher affis,
of hair. Design waps ext, One coupon pe customer,
GAb Expis .1'i08 OAi Epres 'A 7

Wen 0nlk The ft

SSocialized Boarding
rooming, Daycare & Training.
Veterinary Technician
Owned & Operated

MTuntil 2;pmk P7


Copyrighted Material

b Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"

AMY JO MARTIN, Attorney at Law
(727) 688-0638 8140 35th Avenue North, St. Petersburg
Affordable Legal Work with Your Fixed Income in Mind.
House Calls, Free Initial Consultation, Flexible Hours, Wills,
Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate
The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements.,
Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.


90% Single silver dollars: $8.50 up g-vg grade
Wheat pennies: $1.00 per roll
Do you have a 1916'-d mercury dime? Vg grade= $800.00
Don't take your $500 or $1000 bills to the bank, pay mor
90% silver coins:'call for quote
Large collections or heavy coins? We make ho calls.
Established in Pinellas County for 30 years.

Rotary Club of
St. Petersburg Suncoast
The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg'
Suncoast nieets every Tuesday ,at
noon in the Palm Terrace Grill at
the Peninsula Inn & Spa located at
2937 Beach Boulevardin Gulfport.
Guests are welcome to attend these
lunch meetings. For more informa-
tion, call Diane Anderson, Presi-
dent, at 898-9653.

Meals on Wheels
Needs Drivers
You can make a difference, one
meal and one hour at a time. Can
you spare an hour-and-a-half to
deliver noontime meals to those in
need? Neighborly Care Network has
an urgent need for Meals on Wheels
drivers throughout Pinellas County.
Melas are picked up at one of Neigh-
borly's dining sites and delivered to
seniors in your neighborhood (maps
and directions are provided). We are
looking for special people eto pro-
vide life-sustaining nourishment to
homebound seniors. Whether you
can deliver on a daily, weekly or oc-
casional basis, we need your help.
It's easy, it's rewarding, it's lifesav-
So someone else a favor and you
will be doing yourself one! We are
confident that if you try it once,
you'll be back!
For more information, call Pat
Hofstadter at 573-9444, ext. 291.

St. Petersburg
Writers' Club
Anyone interested in writing,
whether a seasoned professional or
a beginner, is welcome to attend a
meeting of the St. Petersburg Writ-
ers' Club (SPWC), the oldest writers'
group in Pinellas County.
The club meets on the first and
third Thursdays of the month from
6-9 p.m. in Room 101 of the West
St. Petersburg Community Li-
brary, Eighth Avenue N. and
and 66 Street, adjacent to
St. Petersburg College.
For more information, call Mar-
tha Dupes at 736-3355, Pat First at
397-8833 or the library desk at

Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008



Judy Ryerson
Ward One
Biggest Problem: "Preserv-
ing our way of life in tight
budget crunch time."

Solution: "That's a biggie.
You have to take item as it
comes up and look at it from
the standpoint of what we
want and what we need, and
the needs have to be met be-
fore the wants. Each item has
to be considered for the needs
over the wants for our quality
of life and then the things we
want to enhance may have to
take a backseat until we get
better financing because tax-
es are going to be too tight."

Rick Gilbert
Ward One

Biggest Problem: When we
initially interviewed Gilbert,
he answered: "Home sover-
eignty as the biggest prob-
lem, meaning basically the
ability to stay. independent
and not being taken over by
either Pinellas County or the
city of St. Petersburg."
When we asked him for a so-
lution to the above problem,

Gilbert responded with the
following problem and solu-
"Gulfport is facing a combi-
nation of factors that can do
nothing but lead to disaster if
we do not discipline ourselves
and change the dangerous di-
rection we have been follow-
ingfor the past several years.
These related factors are the
inability of Gulfport to grow
horizontally, (we have been
"built-out" since the late 60s);
the run-up in City spending
which left us with less money
to weather a rainy day; the
deterioration of the check
and balance system that is
supposed to exist between
our elected officials and the
bureaucracy we hire to run
the day-to-day operations of
the City.
"Failure to deal with these
factors will inevitably bring
us: overwhelming pressure
to go "high rise"; takeover of
many, if not all, of our city
services by the county, the
City of St. Petersburg, or oth-
er outside agencies, and con-
tinued frustration by citizens
at their inability, through
their representatives, to in-
fluence the actions of City
"None of these results are

Solution: "Explore and ex-
pand all non-tax revenue
sources such as a mooring
field or privatization of the
Casino operation to produce
revenue rather than deficits;,
establish a permanent Fi-
nance Committee to advise
the Council on complex bud-
get issues; institute line item
budgeting; establish Roberts
Rules of Order for council
meetings, (there are no rules
now); direct the City Clerk to
obtain the Minutes taken at
all council appointed board
or commission meetings for
inclusion in council pack-
ets; create a Charter Review

Committee to provide, among
other things, a means by
which Council Members can
have items placed on the reg-
ular meeting Agenda.
"These initiatives and a
healthy attitude of advocacy
for the people's interests by
the council will go a long way
to preserving dur City.
"There are no quick fixes
nor can one person on the
City Council bring about so-
lutions. Hopefully, my con-
tribution will be to convince
other councilors to get behind
some specific initiatives that
will do a lot to help our situa-
tion now and in the future."

Angela Leiner
Ward Three

Biggest Problem: "A lack
of knowledge of what peo-
ple want. I think because
it's such a small town that
it's just the special, interest
groups that get heard and
the general public gets ig-
nored because they're not
really loud and don't make a
stink about things."

Solution: "If I were on coun-
cil I would make sure all
residents were able to have
their thoughts and concerns
addressed by going to where
the people are... Just because
Gulfport :is a small town it
does not mean that everyone,
who has concerns feels com-
fortable addressing them at
City Council meetings. By
holding small town hall type
meetings that target vari-

ous sectors of the community
I think it possible to gain a
broader perspective of what
people want. I would see
these meetings happening at
various places all over town;
from the Senior Center to the
schools to being hosted by
any citizen who requests one
to occur in their neighbor-:
hood. Government should
not just be accessible to the
people, but it should also ac-
cess the people.

Bob Worthington
Ward Three

Biggest Problem: "Main-
taining a good economic bal-
ance in Gulfport as far as
residents and businesses im-
proving our city to make it a
shining star within not only,
the county but the state."

Solution: "I think the solu-'
tion is pretty much what
we're doing right now, with
the improvements in the
49th Street corridor and the"
improvements we've made.
in the waterfront redevelop-
ment area with the lights and
all that. It's gonna just re-
quire a continuation of these
items for economic growth. Iti
the future we've got a lot of
things to look to bring in new
businessaes and the custom-
ers for the new businesses in.
Gulfport. We have to get the:
mixed use ordinances- passed'
to let the artists reside in
their homes and do business

Gabber January 17 January 23, 2008

Council, from front page
The issue has been further confused
by a change in the election date
which will result in a so called "lame
duck" council from January 29 until
the new council is sworn into office
in March. The city charter clearly
states that new officials be sworn
into office in March.
"We will follow the city charter
and swear in new officials in March,
there are no provisions to 'waive the
charter' (to swear them in any ear-
lier)," said Spano. "It seems there
is some emphasis being placed on
the swearing in of new council mem-
bers and the fact that the election
is in January and they take office
in March. That really would have
nothing to do with any vacancies
that might occur before they are
sworn in since their current terms
run through March. The current
incumbents are still the elected of-
ficials until March," she noted.
"As it stands now, if something
happened to the mayor either before
the election or before the new coun-
cil members were sworn in then the
current vice mayor (Ted Phillips)
would become mayor and then city
council would immediately elect a
new vice mayor from among their
Therefore if the current mayor's
seat were to become vacant the cur-
rent vice mayor would become may-
or for the remainder of Mayor Yakes

term, which ends in March 2009,"
said Spano.
"There is no presumed waiting
period to elect a new vice mayor, al-
though we have never had this situ-
ation before. I find nothing in the
charter that states you MUST wait
until the organizational meeting (of
the new council in March) so the
current council would select a new
vice mayor immediately after the
vice mayor moved 'up' to mayor,"
said Spano.
"The Charter states 'the council
shall elect a vice mayor annually,
fioni the current council members at
the organizational meeting follow-
ing the. general election, or as soon
thereafter as practical, who shall act
as mayor during the absence or dis-
ability of the mayor and if a vacancy
should occur, shall become mayor
for the completion of the mayor's un-
expired term as provided by Section
306(c) of this Article. The vice may-
or shall be elected from among the
council members'," Spano continued.
So even though a vice mayor would
have been elected by the old coun-
cil immediately after Phillips moved
into mayoral role, the new council
would need to elect a new vice may-
or at their organizational meeting in
March. In that instance, if Phillips
were to decide not to complete Yakes
term, the new vice mayor would fill
that role.
According to the city charter the
,vice mayor serves for one year un-
less re-elected by city council for an-

other term.
Spano said the idea is that there
is always a. mayor, even if that per-
son was originally vice mayor and
moved up to that position. 'Unless
something happened to both the
mayor and the vice mayor at the
same minute of the exact same day,
there would always be a vice mayor
to move into that role," said Spano.
And in the unlikely event that
both were incapacitated at the same
"Well, the charter states that 'if
two or more seats on the council be-
come vacant at once, the city clerk
shall call a special election of council
members to serve for the remainder
of the unexpired terms of said coun-
cil member; provided however, that
if a general election for council mem-
bers is to be held not more than 70
days after the occurring of such va-
cancies, such a special election need
not be held, and the council mem-
bers elected at the general election
shall take office forthwith following
said election,"' she said.
"So basically there would be a spe-
cial election to elect people to the va-
cant seats whichever they may be,"
said Spano. "Although not written
in stone in such a situation where
the mayor and vice mayor positions
were vacated, I would as city clerk
suggest city council elect a 'mayor
pro-tempore' or interim mayor until
the special election," she stated.
* *

I Holy Name Catholi

Hall Phone 5806 15th Ave. S. in Gul
after 4:00 pm
All Pcper GamesS
Doors Open 4:00 p.m,. Warm Ups at 6:00 p.m.* Regular Games at 6:30 p.m.

$290000 PAYOUT!

c Church
[*J .. . . --_ _

iTpo r


Coffee &
Snack Bar

We are a
With Smoke Breaks

Hall Rental Available

20 Gabber January 17-January 23, 2008


Annual Card/
Game Party
Hold the date! Wednesday, January
30 will be the Annual Card/Game
Party for the Gulfport Women's
Club. It will be a noon luncheon at
Palazzo Di Oro on 34 Street S. Lots
of fun, games and friendships will be
Cost is $10 to be donated to our'
schools and our seniors. For more
information and tickets, call Julie at
343-6587 or Petie at 343-6450.

Animal Friendly
Vendors Wanted
Get Rescued in Gulfport seeks ani-
mal friendly vendors for the third an-
nual Get Rescued in Gulfport.event
on March 1. The event takes place
on Beach Boulevard S. from noon to
5 p.m. Animal friendly vendors may
apply now through February 15. All
other vendors may apply between
January 15 and February 15.
Get Rescued in Gulfport was estab-
lished in 2005 with the sole purpose
of bringing together registered non-
profit animal rescue charities.
The City of Gulfport supports the
festival that will allow rescue groups
to showcase adoptable pets, promote
their work and raise money so their
cause may be continued.
For sponsorship or vendor opportu-
nities, please call 322-5217 or e-mail

Sunday Jan. 27th, 2008 7 to 9pm
The Bob Crigger Show !
appeared In the movie Coalminers Daughter
Sunday Feb. 24th, 2008 7 to 9pm
"The Steve Jeffries Show"
First appearance at
American Legion Post 125
Sunday Mar. 30th.2008, 7 to 9pm
The Crazy Carol Showll
Sunday Apr. 27th 2008 7 to 9pm
The Bill Lindsey Showll
The Young and Old Elvis
With A Seating Chart For Each Show
Gabber January 17 January 23, 2008

Women for Sobriety
A self-help group for women with
drinking problems is held on Satur-
days at 9:45 a.m. at the Peninsula
Inn and Spa, 2937 Beach Boulevard
in Gulfport. The group will learn and
practice the "New Life" program from
Women for Sobriety, a national self-
help program for women.
The "New Life" program teaches
women ways in which to cope with
life's problems. Women learn ways
to feel good about themselves. This
program recognizes that women al-

coholics' biggest need in recovery is
to find self-worth and self-esteem to
overcome the debilitating feelings of
Women for Sobriety has self-
help groups all across the coun-
try, helping women to recover
from the devastation of alcoholism.
To join this group call Joanie Clarkin
at 347-3687. To receive the program
literature, send a self-addressed
stamped business size envelope to
the national office at WFS, Inc., POB
618, Quakertown, PA 18951-0618.

Gulfport Community Players

r y Brian Ci6mens and Deanis Spenter

January 17-27, 2008

Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00
Sunday at 2:00

Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gtlfport

Tickets $I5.00servations (727) 322-0316




What Is A
(Part II)
This article is a continuation of our
previous article regarding 'What is a
Who May Serve as a Guardian?
If someone is an adult resident of the
State of Florida, that person is poten-
tially qualified to serve as a guardian
in Florida. Likewise, a close relative
of a ward who is not a resident of the
State of Florida may also be qualified
to serve as a guardian. However, if
a proposed guardian is incapable of
performing the duties of a guardian
or has been convicted of a felony, that
person cannot be appointed by the
Probate Court as a guardian.
What are the Responsibilities
of a Guardian?
Guardians are required to be bond-
ed and may be required to complete a
Court-approved training program for
guardians. Guardians are required
by the Probate Court to be ,repre-

sented by a lawyer. All guardianship
reports are presented to the Probate
Court for review and approval. In the
event that a guardian does not carry
out his or her duties in a responsible
manner, the guardian is subject to
removal by the Probate Court.
Are There Less Severe
Alternatives to a Guardianship?
Guardianship is an expensive and
time consuming process. Use of less
severe alternatives to guardianship
is highly recommended. For example,'
the use of a durable power of attor-
ney, a health care directive and/or a
revocable living trust may eliminate
the need for a guardianship thereby
reducing the costs and time delay as-
sociated with guardianships.
by Robert J. Myers, Esq.
Robert J. Myers is managing attor-
ney of the Estate and Trust Division
of Maney & Gordon, P.A., located at
1135 Pasadena Ave. So., Ste. 140, St.
Petersburg, FL. The telephone num-
ber 727-347-5131. Mr. Myers wel-
comes calls regarding this article and
other related legal topics. This col-
umn outlines general legal principles
and is not intended to give you legal
advice. If you have a specific question
about the law, please consult an at-

Relay for Life
Needs Volunteers
Walkers, cancer survivors, commu-
nity leaders, team captains and hard
workers are all needed to make the
American Cancer Society Relay For
Life of South Gulf Beaches a success.
Relay For Life is a unique fundraising
event that allows participants from all
walks of life, including patients, medi-
cal support staff, corporations, civic
organizations, churches and commu-
nity volunteers, to join together in the
fight against cancer.
Participants walk around a track
relay-style overnight. Teams of can-
cer fighting enthusiasts will gather
at Stetson on April 4-5, 2008 to show
their support and dedication.
Volunteers from the community are
needed to begin planning now for this
event. Volunteers are needed to orga-
nize and recruit teams, seek commu-
nity support, underwrite and coordi-
nate logistics, find refreshments and
prizes, plan entertainment, and lend
their support in any way.
To join the Relay For Life of South
Gulf Beaches, call Jessica Boles at
812-7029 or jessica.boles@cancer.org.

Find a Ballroom
Dance Class
Ballroom Dancing presented by
Dance Time Productions is now
teaching 12 ballroom dances at 12
different locations. Call John Tebo
at 410-0251 for more information or
leave a message at 368-8584.


Cellular Phone: 480-0721
Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008


"Copyrighted Materialf '

"Syndicated Content 5

Available from Commercial News Providers"


OverI 30. s c otive rncs -I
Trust the
service pros,
does matter!

Technicians BEST
QUALITY Products

A Full Service Station
American Owned & Operated
6763 Gulfport Boulevard
Oil Changes Call: 381-1709
We use premium 10W30 Oil*. *Not recycled like other stations.


Includes 21 Point Inspection. 1
Up to 5 qts. Oil*, Filter & Lube I
*Plus disposal fee & tax. Most Cars & Trucks -
Please Call for Appointment.. 10w30 Oil I *Plus tax. Most Cars & Trucks Plus Freon.
I .iw ,,:i a!_ ks-i ..- r-......-!.^ 4 />, /no I With thi rtahhpr nmnnn Fyxnim.V 1/1/0fR

I Includes Drain, Refill with Includes Tire rotate & balance. I
I 1 Gallon of Coolant Brake inspection. I
*Plus tax. Most Cars & Trucks Plus Freon. *Plus tax. Most Cars & Trucks Plus Freon.
With this Gabber coupon. Expires 1/31/08 With this Gabber coupon. Expires 1/31/08

Gabber January 17 January 23, 2008 2.

Boca Ciega Yacht Club Installs New Officers
At its 35th Annual Instal-
lation Banquet on Saturday
at the Dolphin Beach Resort,
Gulfport's Boca Ciega Yacht
Club installed its 2008 offi-
cers. Linda Ray of Gulfport
will serve as Commodore for
the coming year.
The yacht club (BCYC)
is a family and service ori-
ented sailing club increas-
ingly engaged in community
service. BCYC operates its
well-known sailing school,
a local youth sailing pro-
gram, the Christmas Boat
Outgoing Commodore Craig Smith passes the Com- Parade, an annual Toys for
modore's burgee to incoming Commodore Linda Ray Tots drive and a recent ad-
at Boca Ciega Yacht Club Installation Banquet on o, e Si 95
January 12 dition, Sea Scout Ship 915.
The club also contributes
funds for various Gulfport events such as the Spring Festival and the Fourth
of July celebration. Club membership, presently in excess of 200 family mem-
berships, is open to anyone with an interest in sailing.
In addition to Commodore Linday Ray, 2008 officers are Joe Sabella, Vice
Commodore; A.J. Pope, Rear Commodore; Janet Terrell, Fleet Captain; Paul
Pittman, Treasurer; and Dannette Szakaly, Secretary.

Bear Creek
Neighborhood Meeting
The Pasadena Bear Creek
Neighborhood Association will meet
on Monday, January 21 at 7 p.m. at
Grace Bible Church at the corner of
Fifth Avenue S. and 61 Street. This
is the first meeting of 2008 and all
are welcome to provide input to plans
for the upcoming year.

Town Shores
Red Hat Activities
On January 27, we will be at-
tending the Sunday matinee at the
Hickman Theater in Gulfport. We
still have room for a couple of people
but you must call today (January 17)
at 344-7558. This is a 2 p.m. perfor-
mance of "Anybody for Murder?",
which is a whodunnit/comedy.
We have three fun February ac-
tivities. On Saturday, February
2 a Bunko game is planned from
10:30-12:30 p.m. Friday, February
14 is "Cabaret,Night" at the Gulfport
Players Backdoor Theatre. Tickets
are $10. Please reserve by February
11. Tuesday February 26 is our an-
nual Breakfast, in the Clubhouse
Lounge at 9 a.m.
More information will be available
on your building bulletin board and
in the Gabber.

Please Patronize
Our Advertisers

Gabber January 17 -January 23, 2008

Take the Tennis and
Golf Challenge
The Gulf Beaches Rotary Club and
the City of Treasure Island are again
joining forces to hold the 9th Annual
Rotary Tennis and Golf Challenge on
Saturday, January 26 at Treasure
Bay Golf and Tennis, 10315 Paradise
Boulevard. The Tennis Challenge
will be a Men's and Women's Doubles
Round Robin which will accommodate
48 tennis players of all playing levels
and abilities. The Golf Challenge will
be for both men and women and will
be a shotgun start with the Callaway
Scoring System. The Golf Challenge
is limited to 36 people; however, open
tee times will be available from 10:30
a.m. to 12 noon for additional play-
The proceeds of the event will ben-
efit the Treasure Island Recreation
Department children's programs;
Treasure Bay tennis and golf pro-
grams for juniors and the Gulf
Beaches Rotary Foundation.
Playing times will be from 9-12 noon
and the cost is $25 per player which
includes play, goodie bag, prizes


5301 Gulfport Blvd.
Gulfport, Florida 33707
(Aiilfnnrtnhirnr nm

and raffle. The event will also be ac-
companied by a silent auction. The
tournament and auction are open to
the public. Food and beverage conces-
sions will be available throughout the
A Silent Auction Preview and Draw
Party will be held at Treasure Bay on
Friday, January 25 from 6-8 p.m. A
buffet will be offered for $15 per per-
son. Reservations for the buffet must
be made by Tuesday, January 22.
For information or to register, call

Tampa Bay
Toastmasters Club
The Tampa Bay Toastmasters Club
meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
in the Piccadilly Cafeteria at 1900
34 Street N. in St. Petersburg. We
are the fastest growing club in all
of Tampa Bay! For more informa-
tion, please contact Edie Balistreri at
813-505-9770; or ToastmasterEdie@
yahoo.com. Visit us on the web at:
* *

Come see what all the excitement is about in St Pete Beach!

We are now in the brand new Community Center Building!

Meet our new team; Dru and Melissa!

Mondays at 6:30pm
Weigh in and registration begins 30 minutes prior to meeting time.

City of St. Pete Beach
Recreation Department
7701 Boca Ciega Drive
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-1731

Join now and get FREE REGISTRATION*
Pay only the weekly fee Offer ends 3/8/08

And a NEW KickStart Kit**
filled with quick reference guides, great meal ideas and shopping lists
all to help you get started even in your first 24 hours!

1 800 379 5757

Stop Diebing. Sarte Living.

Weigh-in begins 30 minutes prior to meeting time.
*Available in participating areas only. First and subsequent weekly fees apply. Not valid to At Workonline subscription products.
** Offer valid for now and current members in particpating areas only whle supplies last.
2007 WeightWaters International Inc., owner of the Weight Watchers registered trademark. All rights reserved.

Gabber January 17 January 23, 2008

"Copyrighted Material--

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"

mom -W




0. *

- MGM-

a- -gmo- m .

NEW non surgical treatment for heel pain.
NO Your May Not Need Foot Surgery!
Many foot problems can be treated without surgery
Conditions of the Nails, Skin, Bones & Joints
Medicare Approved Diabetic Shoes & Insoles

Dr. Loren J. Miller*
Dr. Julian R. Menendez
*Board Certified in Foot Surgery.
*Diplomate American Board of
*Podlatric Surgery.
*Diabetic foot care & wounds

321 -31 0 Mediare AsinetAcpd
5415 gi-J ParkSt NllB~^^o. t.CSt. Peter~asburg^^^^

WE GO THERE! 321-696f

Quality Cuts at a Great Price


* 7112 9th Ave No Saint Petersburg
Tues.- Fri. 9am-6pm Sat. 9am-3pm
Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008

= 0

- -.


Daystar Celebrates
25th Anniversary
Daystar Life Center is celebrating
their 25th Anniversary by sponsor-
ing an Open House on January 27.
The event will be held at Daystar
Life Center, 226 Sixth Street S. in
St. Petersburg from 1-4 p.m. Light
refreshments served. The purpose of
the Open House is to allow the public
an opportunity to tour the facilities
and to learn more about their accom-
plishments and successes over the
years. Many of their volunteers will
be on hand to conduct tours and let
attendees know how they can become
Daystar Life Center is a non-profit or-
ganization providing emergency assis-
tance to those in our community who
are unable to meet their basic needs.
Daystar's goal is to alleviate the suf-
fering and hopelessness of those less
fortunate by providing food, medica-
tion, clothing, rent and financial as-
sistance when needed. These services
impact over 25,000 people annually.
Monies donated to Daystar assists
with this community effort. They are
a highly efficient agency with 95% of
all their income/donations going into
direct service to clients.
Daystar is continually looking for

1135 Pasadena Av. So.
Suite 140
South Pasadena
Wills / Trusts
Estate Planning
Medicaid Planning
Real Estate
Business Law
Divorce/Family Law
Personal Injury
Traffic / D.U.I.
*The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that
should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before
you decide, ask us to send you free written information
about our qualifications and experience.
Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008

help and support to continue to have a
positive impact within the community
to carry on their mission of helping
the less fortunate.

Mentor a Child
Gulf Coast Community Care needs
volunteersfor its mentoring program.
Volunteers are matched with children
who need a positive adult role model.
Many of the children are in foster care
or live with a single parent who is go-
ing to school and working. There is a
special need for volunteers for chil-
dren of all ages.

Volunteers give the gift of time to
one child and are provided social
events and support by agency staff.
No experience is necessary. There
are no costs. Volunteers spend a few
hours a week in simple activities such
as reading, fishing, baking, teaching
a craft or visiting a park with a child.
We have children throughout Pinellas
waiting for mentors!
To learn how you can make a last-
ing difference in the life of a child,
call Beverly at 479-1841 or Bonnie at
479-1825 or email to craft@gcjfs.org.
* *

U *

Town Shores
Golf Outing
Time is running out to get your res-
ervation and money in for the golf
outing. Monday's deadline is fast
The January Golf Scramble is all set
for Saturday, January 26. Get your
foursome together or we will partner
you with a group. This event is open
to all men and women residents. This
includes owners, renters and guests
of Town Shores.
The outing will be again held at
the Terra Ceia Bay Country Club
in Palmetto a short'drive over the
Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The price
of $43 includes 18 holes of golf,
cart, lunch, beverages and prizes.
Registration will be at 7:45 a.m. and

a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
Make checks out to the Terra Ceia
Bay Country Club and all checks
must be in by Monday, January
21. Please get checks to Lew Lamb,
Gene Marckini, Chet Halgas or Jim

Boating Classes
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
78 continues its 13-week continu-
ous cycle of Safe Boating classes
every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Warren
Webster Community Center, 1500
Pass-A-Grille Way, St.. Pete Beach
(one mile south of Don CeSar). Start
at your convenience. First class,
come at 7 p.m. to register. Begin any
Tuesday and finish 13 weeks later or

Gulf port Technology Con ter
internet Caf6 Computer
Microsoft Office 2007 FAX/ATM R naire 4


Over 30 Years Experience Eby Sales

Hours Mon-Sat 0lam-10pm Sun 10am-Spim;
3037 Beach Boulevard 388-3493

The fine Wint and &pirit Souuce

take up to two years to finish.
January classes include "Which
Boat is for You" on January 22. No
class will be held on January 29 due
to St. Pete Beach elections. Cost is
$36 for 13 weeks and includes 340
page manual. Call Jim at 360-4846,
Warren at 321-7801 or. Phil at

Soundscapes of Joy
Soulndscapes of Joy's opening sec-
ond season concert with Andrei
Cheine is Friday, January 18 at 7
p.m. at Lakewood United Meth.dist
Church, 5995 Dr. MLK Street S. in
St. Petersburg. Tickets are $10. Call
the church office at 867-1744 for res-
ervations. Artist meet and greet and
refreshments afterward. Andrei is a
member of the Appollo Project.
Andrei was born and raised in
the Urai mountains of Russia and
graduated from the. Leningrad
Conservatoire in 1988. He will be
signing original songs from his new
album, "Two Days in August" and
CDs will be on sale at the event.
Andrei performs on piano, keyboard,
accordion and drums with his vocal
interpretations in English, Russian,
French and Spanish.

Coffee Breaks
The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast
will host opportunities to share infor-
mation and encouragement among
caregivers who help care for a family
member or friend.
The sessions will be Friday, January
25 and February 22, from 10-11:30
a.m. at The Hospice of the Florida
Suncoast's community service cen-
ter, 3050 First Avenue S. in St.
This is a chance for caregivers to
ask questions and learn ways to
make this time more meaningful
and comfortable for all concerned.
Registration is not required.
For information, please call Brenda
Stewart at 523-3435.

Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008

Wine Tasting
Every Friday

Get Free Boxes for
APO Shipments
Central Avenue Pack Ship Print
Center offers help to those who are
sending packages to military person-
nel serving overseas. If you are ship-
ping to an APO address the store will
supply boxes and packing material
free of charge for your shipment. The
free box offer is good year round.
All APO shipments are handled first
by the, US Postal Service and then
by the military for the final delivery
overseas. All APO address shipments
require the shipper to fill out customs
form 2976A. The store stocks the re-
quired customs form and can assist in
filling them out.
Central Avenue Pack Ship Print
Center is located at 7110 Central
Avenue in St. Petersburg. Call

Seniors Vs. Crime
The St. Petersburg Seniors vs. Crime
office is open Tuesday and Thursday
from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Seniors vs. Crime
helps people who have been victim-
ized by unfair business practices or
need help settling a dispute with a
business. We are located at 330 Fifth
Street N. in St. Petersburg. You
may also call and leave a message at

Become an
Organ Donor
Do you know what it takes to be-
come an organ donor? The steps are
simple. Obtain the .facts about dona-
tion, make a decision and tell your
family members that decision. You
could also choose to designate organ
donor on a driver license or carry a
donor card. Today nearly 88,000 peo-
ple wait for an organ that will save
their lives and hundreds of thou-
sands more could benefit from tissue
or cornea donation. Call LifeLink' at
1-800-262-5775 to learn more.

Safe Boating Program
Plan to attend the Boating Skills
and Seamanship program offered by
the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flo-
tilla 7-16 Gulfport located east of the
Gulfport Municipal Marina. The pro-
gram begins at 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
and is continuous. Start any Tuesday
and 13 weeks later you'll complete
the program.
All materials will be included in,the
cost of the program, which is $35 per
participant. A certificate of comple-
tion will be issued to those partici-
pants successfully completing the
program. Please call (727) 321-4455
or Don at 546-1514 for more informa-

Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008


Compare and SAVE!!


Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068

ci.gulfport.fl.us and follow the links: City
Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Cen-
The Recreation Center will be closed on
Monday, January 21st in observance of
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Tomlinson Skate Park Sticker-All
skaters must purchase a new Skate Park
sticker. Annual cost $5 res./$10 non-res.
Consent forms are available at the Recre-
ation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S., Monday
through Friday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Skaters
ages 17 and under must be accompanied
by a parent and show proof of residency for
Adult Basketball -Tues. & Thurs. 6-9
p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
Open Gameroom-Tues. & Thurs. 9 a.m.-2
p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
Open Gvm-Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
School Year Child Care Program-
Grades K-5, (up to age 14 on in-service
days). Annual reg. $15 res/$100 non-res.
Monthly rates are $133 res./$266 non-res.
Teen Night-Teens, age's middle school to

17. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg.
$2 res/$20 non-res.
Tot-Time-Classes are for 3-5 year olds,
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Annual reg. $15 res/ $100
non-res. Monthly rates for the 2-day pro-
gram are $33 res./$66 non-res, the 3-day
program are $55 res./$110 non-res and the
5-day program are $88 res./$176 non-res.
Basic Drawing-Thurs., 1:30-3:30pm. Cost
is $60 for the 4-week session. Please call
the instructor Doug at 643-2554 or John at
893-1079 with questions. You will need to
bring a pencil and paper to class.
Children's Gvmnastics-Fri., 5:30-6:15
p.m. for ages 5-12 Cost, $25/month. Call
Barbara at 804-9400 for more info.
Digital Photography-Wed., 4:30-6:00
p.m. Cost is $8 per class. Call Paul at
481-5737 for more info.
Fencing-Wed., 4:30-6:30 p.m. for ages 7 to
70 are welcome. The cost is $5 per one-hour
session. Call Jim Campolli at 813-855-3112
for more info.
Karate-Mon. & Wed., 6:30-8 p.m. (Begin-
ners), advanced students stay until 8:30
p.m. Cost is $25/month.
Stretch & Tone- Mon. & Thurs., 9-10 a.m.
Cost is $3 per class.Bring your own weights
and mat.

Tai Chi & Health Recovery-Senior Tai
Chi & Health Recovery Tues., 9-10:15
a.m. Advanced Beginners Thurs., 9-10:15
a.m. Donations accepted.
Tennis-Tues., 4:30-5p.m. (ages 6+),.5-6 p.m.
(children 8-16) and adults from 6-7 p.m. at
Chase Park, 28th Ave. & 53rd Street So.
Gulfport. Cost is $10 per session. Private
lessons available. Call Jack at 430-0690 for
more info.
Walking Club-Thurs., 9:30-11:30 a.m. at
the Recreation Center. Cost is $2 per trip
(except for Gulfport walks). Please wear
comfortable clothes/footwear and bring wa-
ter bottle. You may join anytime. Call John
at 893-1079 for more info.
Writing From the Heart Workshop-
Tues., 6-7:30 pm. The cost is $14 for the
entire 8 weeks that starts Nov. 13th. Ages
16 and up. Please call Rosalind at 381-1030
for more info.
Wonderful World of Watercolor-
Thurs., 6:45- 8:45 p.m. Cost is $45 per
month or $13 per class.
Yoga-Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Blend strength,
flexibility, balance and relaxation. All fit-
ness levels are welcome. Bring a mat and
water. $10 per class, $8 for 4 prepaid class-
es. Please call Maureen at 381-2166 for
more info.

Gulfport Library

CoffeeTalk: Our 13th annual series of monthly book dis-
cussions continues with Bridget Jones's Diary, by Helen
Fielding. Join us for coffee, light refreshments, and lively
conversation on Thursday, January 17. Coffee is ready at
9:30 am., discussion starts at 10 o'clock. Discussion guides
are available, copies of the book may be reserved at the Ref-
erence Desk.
Family Fun with Stories and Crafts: Saturday, January
19, at 2:30 pm.
"You Never Call. You Never Write!"- A History of the
Jewish Mother: Wednesday, January 23 at 1:00 pm. Spon-
sored by local chapter of Brandeis University National
Women's Club.
Socrates Caf6: These monthly discussion groups were in-
spired by the book The Six Questions of Socrates. Author
Christopher Phillips traveled the world to lead informal
groups, engaging people in the manner of the ancient Greek
philosopher, for whom "the questions are more important
than the answers." Friday, January 25 at 6:00 pm.
Winter Stories with Crafts and Puppets: Friday, Janu-
ary 25, and Wednesday, January 30 at 4:00 pm.

5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074
Short Stories Discussion Group: Monday, January 28 at
1:00 pm. Sponsored by local chapter of Brandeis University
National Women's Club.
Groundhog Day Family Story and Puppet Craft: Sat-
urday, February 2 at 2:30 pm.
After School Valentine Fun with Books and Crafts:
Friday, February 8 at 4:30 pm.
Scrapbookers Club for Teens and Adults: Saturday,
February 9 at 1:00 pm. Bring your pictures, books and
questions, and prepare to have a great time! Scrapbookers
meet on the second Saturday of each month. Make beauti-
ful pages of memories for yourself and your family. Some
supplies available, but you need to furnish your own 12x12
scrapbook album. FMI, call Kay Boatwright at the Library,
Family Valentine Stories and Crafts: Wednesday, Feb-
ruary 13 at 4:30 pm.
Suncoast Computer Users: Thursday, February 14 at
6:00 pm.
Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesday
mornings, 9:15 am-Noon.
One-on-One Computer Instruction: By appointment
only--contact Alex Hooks at the Reference Desk, or call


Gabber January 17 -January 23, 2008

Sreices City Sponsored Activities
Serv ies in the Community

Senior Center ss55O1 27th Ave. So. 893-1231

Mobile Medical Unit-The Pinellas
County Mobile Medical Van will be avail-
able at the Senior Center on Wed. Jan. 23,
4:30-7:30pm. If you do not have Medicare,
Medicaid or health insurance of any kind,
you are eligible for services. First come,
first serve.
Italian Theater Performance-Come
join us for an evening of entertainment by
the Italian American Society of St. Peters-
burg in the Hickman Theater on Thurs.
Jan. 31st at 7pm. Tickets: $5.00. Free
refreshments provided following perfor-
mance. Free transportation for Gulfport
Mini-Health Fair and Walking Event-
Mark you calendar now for our Mini-
Health Fair/Walking Event on Fri. Feb. 8,
9am-noon. Pasadena Wound Care Center
will be on hand to provide some free health
screenings. Sue and Sarah are looking for
walkers to join them in their mini-walk to
help raise awareness of the importance of
Senior Centers as well as our Senior Cen-
ter Foundation. If you would like to join
us, please call and let us know.
Reverse Mortgage Seminar-Here's
your chance to get the facts on Reverse
Mortgages. The seminar will be held at
the Senior Center on Wed. Feb. ,27th at
11am and sponsored by Bank of America.
Includes a full service luncheon and en-
tertainment. Tickets are only $1.00 and
will benefit the City of Gulfport's GEMS
"Mini-Bus Program. Limited seating. Call
now to reserve.
Loose as a Goose-Come join our lively
exercise class with Lee Jay Nelson every
Tuesday at 5:15pm. Add a little fun with
your exercise!
Computer Assistance-Free one-on-one
computer assistance is available at the
Senior Center. Call and let us know how
we may help you.
Health Insurance Questions?-Do you
have questions regarding Medicare Eligi-
bility/Enrollment, Medicare Health Plan
Choices, Medicare Appeal Rights, Medi-
care Supplemental Policies, or Health In-
surance billing problems, etc? One-on-one
help is offered every Tues. 9am-noon. Call
the Senior Center for an appointment.
thefirsttwoTuesdaysofeverymonth, 12:30-
4:30pm Fee: $10. Must attend both class-
Gabber January 17 January 23, 2008

es. Pre-registration required. Call Jim at
367-4038 to register for the February
Diabetic Support Group-Come join our
Diabetic Support Group every Mon. at
10am and learn how to control your dia-
USDA Food -Every 2nd Thurs. 10am-
noon for qualifying Gulfport residents
Bingo!!!-Enjoy Bingo every Friday at
1pm. Free. Also, donations of new or gen-
tly used items would be greatly appreci-
Hard of Hearing Support Group now
meets every first and third Monday at
Art Workshop-Come and join our after-
noon Art Workshop every Thurs. at 1pm.
Bring your own art supplies and enjoy the
company of other artists. (No instructor).
English as a Second Language-Im-
prove your English skills by joining our
ESL Class on Wed. Jan. 23, at 1pm.
Nutrition Series-Come join us for a se-
ries of 12 informative and interesting nu-
trition classes starting Monday, Jan. 28
at 1pm. Some cooking demonstrations.
Great reviews from past participants!
Investment Discussion Group-All are
welcome to join our investment discus-
sion group every Wed. at 10:30am. Guest
speaker Rita Bott from the Area Agency
on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. will speak
on Crimes that Target Seniors on Wed.
Jan. 23 at 10:30am
Computer Classes for Beginners-We
will once again be offering Computer
Classes for beginners starting Feb. 18, 19,
25, 26, from 5:30-8:30pm. Fee: $54.00. In-
cludes. textbook and 12 hours of training.
Instructor is provided by PTEC (Pinellas
Technical Education Center). Payment
assures a reserved seat.
Coming Soon! Annual Entertainment
Fair-Mark you calendar for Fri. Feb. 29
for' our annual Entertainment Fair. En-
tertainment follows lunch by the talented
Dori Miller. Door prizes and lots of fun!
Meal tickets: $3.00.
Coming Soon! Bingo & Ice Cream-
Join us for Intergenerational Bingo & Ice
Cream on Mon. Feb. 18 at 2pm at the Rec
Center. Transportation for Gulfport se-
niors provided at no cost.

Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-1070
Exercise Class-Mon. & Wed., 1:30 p.m.
Overeaters Anonymous-Sun., 6:30 p.m.,

551x 27th Ave. So.
The Gulfport Community Players
Jan. 17-27
Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m.
Tickets $15/Students $10
Call 727-322-0316
Also available at Casino
Art Exhibit by Jane Rivers


5500 Shore Blvd. So.
Thurs., Jan. 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
Panel discussion on
Property Tax Referendum
With the FLASHBACK &
Fri., Jan. 18. Donations $20
Cajun & Zudecco Band & Dance
featuring "The PORCH DOGS"
Sat., Jan. 19, 7-11 p.m., $10
Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun.., Jan. 20. 6-10 p.m. $7
Tues., Ballroom Lessons
12-3 p.m. $7
12-1 Advanced, 1-2 Beginner
2-3 Dancing
Featuring "Juke Joint Kings"
Wed., Jan. 23, 7 p.m.-12 a.m. $10
click on Casino

Reverse Mortgage
You've worked hard to own your home, now let it work for you!1
* Receive payments instead of making them
* Use money for home repairs, buying a car whatever you choose!
* Never owe more than the value of your home.2
Chet Ugan
Reverse Mortgage Specialist
727-302-3964 Phone

1. Borrower must be at least 62 years old. 2. Provided all other program require-
ments are met. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
0 2007 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. #49087 12/07-03/08

* Comprehensive Eye
Health Examination
* Children's Vision Care
-.Dry Eye Care

* Colors
* Comeal Refractive

* Vision Correction
without Surgery
Optical Department
Convenient Hours
Including Evenings
We Accept Most
Insurance Plans
Board Certified
wptometric Physicians

Readers. Results.
Serving Gulfport and surrounding Communities every Thursday for thirty-seven years.

Gibber (727) 321-6965
Since 1968 fax 327-7830

Rec Center to
Offer Modeling Class
A new Modeling class forming at
the Gulfport Recreation Center
needs interested participants. The
classes are in 10 week sessions and
are $5 a class for a one hour session.
There is a $95 registration fee.
There will be two classes on Friday
evening. Ages 8-13 will meet from 6-7
p.m. and ages 14-16 will meet from
7:15-8:15 p.m. If interested please
call John at 893-1079 to be put on
the interested list. Start date will be
announced once they have the mini-
mum number of participants.

Class to Start
The City of Treasure Island is of-
fering Chairobics beginning Monday,
January 28. This innovative "sit
down" exercise class is a compilation
of low impact aerobic routines cus-
tomized to meet the needs of those
individuals who are semi-ambulato-
ry. This full aerobic workout begins
with a blend of yogic stretches and
gradually progresses to movement,
all of which are performed while
sitting. Geared for ages 18-seniors.
Physician clearance is requested.
Classes will be offered Mondays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays from
9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Treasure
Island City Hall Auditorium, 120
108 Avenue. Fee is $5 per class. For
more information, call Susan Evans
at 644-0191.

No Contract Required Free Analysis
and past Pinellas
Horticulture Agent
Clobbers 40 kinds of insects
PLUS Disease and Weed Control
PLUS Liquid Fertilizer
PLUS Shrubs and Trees Sprayed
ONLY 151.00 to 5,000 sq. ft.

Call 345-2875

Gabber January 17 -January 23, 2008





Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Thank you for the opportunity to have served two terms on your Gulfport City Council. I am proud to
represent your interests on behalf of our very special city and I ask your continued support in the Janu-
ary 29th election.

As part of my work on your City Council, I was privileged to work with many citizens, city staff and
Stetson University to develop and pas our unique Human Rights Ordinance. I want to provide better
access to government, to encourage participation by all people, to promote our business and arts
community and to preserve our Old Florida Heritage.

One of my goals have been to gain support for Gulfport issues through my participation on the Tampa
Bay Regional Planning ?Council, the Agency on Bay Management and the development are generally
seen as the engines that drive Florida's economy, quality of life depends on more than never-ending
expansion. Population in the Tampa Bay region over the next 35 years is expected to increase by 3.2
million people, a rise of 84%. Competition for water, living space, energy and transportation increase the
challenges to the character of small, unique and diverse communities such as ours.

From the Tangerine Corridor to the Marina District, to Town Shores, the Stetson area, and Pasadena
Yacht and Country Club, clean water is our common essential need. Gulfport, like many waterfront
communities, faces greater challenges because we are at the end of the storm water pipe for much of
the region. Everything flows into Gulfport and our adjacent waters. We need to act as a community to
respond as the once seemingly endless water resources of Florida become polluted and in short supply.
We must worktogether to conserve energy and water, eliminate litter and increase the use of native and
Florida friendly plants.

Gulfport is in the final phases of planning and funding to resolve storm water runoff problems, in the 49th
Street Corridor. We seek dialogue with St. Petersburg and state and federal agencies to achieve genuine
restoration of our Clam Bayou Estuary. I am committed to advocate for Gulfport to ensure good works
follow expressions of good intent.

If re-elected to City Council, I will continue to ask your help to grow Gulfport businesses and retain our
waterfront home town charm.

I ask for your support on January 29th. Let us strive to preserve our past while we focus on our future.

Councilmember Bob Worthington

Please vote Tuesday, January 29th
All wards vote on all City seats

Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Robert "Bob" Worthington for Gulfport City Council Ward 3.

Gabber January 17 January 23, 2008


Scott LaFee
A one-minute kiss burns 26 calo-
People living in the upper Great
Plains are the healthiest Americans,
based upon mortality rates, while
those residing along the southern
Atlantic coast and the Mississippi
River die at a faster rate than the
national average, according to a
Mississippi State University study.
Incidentally, Southern California
residents posted higher-than-aver-
age life spans.

The world's speed-eating record
for grits is 21 pounds in 10 minutes,
held by Patrick Bertoletti.
Merck Veterinary Manual'
The Merck Manual is an incredibly
comprehensive guide to what ails hu-
mans. There's a veterinary version,
with equally detailed descriptions of
most known animal diseases, their
symptoms and known treatments.
In 1869, the "Guide Board to Health,

Podiatnc Medicine & Surgery 2#
Board Certified Podiatric Surgeon
Total Foot & Ankle Care 0 Diabetic Wound Care

(727) 328-2847



SAVE 70% When U-Do-It


Our Knowledge & Professional Products Will Help You Do It Right The 1st Time

rga %qm e

Peace and Competence or the Road
to a Happy Old Age" offered this bit
of advice: "Have you a family? If you
have not, you need not take any ex-
ercise, and you can eat and stuff and
guzzle all day, for you are of no ac-
count and the sooner you die off and
make room for a better man, the bet-
ter for society at large."
Clearly the authors preferred no
single men on the "road to a happy
old age."
404 moment The point in a medical
consultation when, despite searches
of notes or electronic records, a re-
sult cannot be found. The phrase re-
fers to the Internet error message:
"404 document not found."
gamophobia fear of marriage
A little girl told her mother that a
boy in class asked her to "play doc-
"Oh, dear," the mother said. "What
"Nothing," replied the girl. "He
made me wait 45 minutes and then
double-billed the insurance compa-
The only difference between alter-
native medicine and an HMO is that
more doctors believe HMOs don't
work. Comedian Wally Wang
The English author-playwright
George Bernard Shaw died after
falling out of an apple tree he was
pruning. He was 94.


You Want...

One Paper.

SSince 1968
(727) 321-6965 fax 327-7830
Gabber January 17-January 23, 2008

Joanie Clarkin-A reverse mortgage specialist on your side.
By Shelly Wilson .- .. .

There are probably very few
folks reading this who haven't
yet heard about. reverse mort-
gage. Still, there are many who
haven't taken advantage of it.
But why?
It may be due to misconceptions:
that the government-backed loan
will actually risk your home; that
there are high interest rates; that
it's difficult to be approved. In fact,
none of this is true.
For those who may not know, re-
verse mortgage, or home equity
conversion, is a loan against your
primary residence a house, condo
or other residence that you do not
have to pay back for as long as you
live there. With a reverse mortgage,
you can turn the value of your home
into cash without having to move or
to repay the loan each month in
fact, the low interest loan is not due
until you leave your home. The sell-
ing price of your home whether
sold by you or your estate will usu-
ally easily cover the loan, often with
equity left over.
The system, insured by the Federal
Housing Administration (FHA), and
endorsed by the AARP, is designed
to help seniors not to steal their
homes or leave them with expenses.
Of course, to some folks a reverse
mortgage always sounds too good to
be true. Well, it is good but it's also
"I think it's one of the best things
the government's ever done for se-
niors," says Joanie Clarkin, a Town
Shores resident and reverse mort-
gage advisor with American Reverse
Mortgage. "If you are 62 years or
older, you've built up a lot of equity
in your home. Why not use it for
Essentially, it's tax-free cash for
seniors. Instead of paying the bank
monthly, you get a monthly check.
There are other payment options as
well, including a single lump sum or
an account which you can draw on
when and how you need it.
How many seniors out there could
use a little more financial freedom?
"I recently went out to see a couple
who couldn't afford their medica-
tions or even food," says Clarkin.
"They had taken out a regular equity
loan and they had this huge pay-

Gabber January 17 January 23, 2008

"It's so interesting going out and. meeting people," says Clarkin, a Reverse
Mortgage Advisor and ten year Town Shores resident. "It makes me so happy
helping people like this. It's what I've done my whole life!"

ment. Through a reverse mortgage,
we were able to not only repay their
loan, but also secure them an extra
$1000 a month for living expenses.
Thank God we were able to go out
there and help them!"
While this case illustrates the
blessing reverse mortgage can be for
seniors on fixed-incomes, it is just as
welcome for many others. A lot of
people think that only seniors who
are in serious financial need, or those
who need help with other expenses,
take advantage of reverse mortgage.
The truth is, you don't have to repay
the loan as long as you live in your
home so why not have fun with it?
"I've had people who get a reverse
mortgage and use it to help them re-
tire comfortably," says Clarkin. "I've
seen people take the money and go
travel. They've earned that money,
so why not?"
So why aren't more seniors taking
advantage of a reverse mortgage?
Actually, they are'. In the last ten
years, reverse mortgages have grown
exponentially. People are finally get-
ting the message about this win-win
system designed to help seniors.
In her 40 years in human services,
and current position in community
relations for Pinellas County Schools,
Joanie Clarkin has learned a little
something about helping people, and
Paid Advertisement-

in ten years of living at Town Shores,
she's seen what a difference reverse
mortgage can make.
"That's really what got me inter-
ested in doing this," says Clarkin.
"I'm a senior, and people our age
shouldn't have to deal with debt and
money troubles. This program is
just a great tool for seniors."
Through her company, American
Reverse Mortgage, Clarkin visits se-
niors.all over the bay area.
'We come out to your home for an
educational session. Then, you meet
with a HUD counselor to make sure
that you are comfortable with the
process. It's all set up to protect the
seniors, and we take care of every-
Whether you've got a little equity,
or own your home outright, a reverse
mortgage can make a big difference
in your life.
Says Clarkin, "I look at it like part
of a retirement plan. It's a low inter-
est, no risk retirement plan. You've
worked all your life now it's time to
enjoy it!"

Joanie Clarkin
Reverse Mortgage Advisor

Great for Rugs, Comforters & Sleeping Bags

Antiques, from front page
By Cathy Salustri

Before the doors opened, at the An-
tiques and Collectible Show Friday
night, Susan Farias and her husband
Rui had sold 100 tickets. By Satur-
day afternoon, over 1,000 people had
come through the doors at the Colise-
um to take a gander at the antiques
and collectibles on display.
Attendance, Farias said as she and
her daughter answered patron ques-
tions at the exit, "is the highest we've
ever had." For three years running,
the Farias family has organized the
show, which includes both antiques
and collectibles. People consider items
antiques, Farias explained, once their
age hits the 100 year mark. Collect-
ibles, also on display in full force this
weekend, can have a much younger
age, such as vintage Florida items or
mid-century decor.
From pieces of furniture to tiny
swizzle sticks, patrons saw a gamut
of vintage items and antiques. While
antique dealers from across the
state traveled to St. Petersburg to.
take part in the show, many of the
antiques came from a local source:
the Grand Central District's cluster
of antique dealers. Jennifer Bahs-
sin, director of Central Gallery, had
French lithographs, initially done on
limestone and recently acquired from
a Florida museum, on display. Other
Central Avenue merchants also had
their best items available for display
and sale.
Despite the event's success and
growing popularity, Farias and her
husband haven't quit they day jobs:
they both work at St. Petersburg
High School, Susan as an Assistant
Principal for the school's Inter-Bacca-
laureate (IB) program. Rui, appropri-
ately, teaches 1960's history.

Your community paper

Since 1968

Serving Gulfport and surrounding
Communities every Thursday for over 37 years
Gabber January .17 -January 23, 2008

Town Shores Bocce
Happy New Year! It's hard to believe
that we are already in the middle of
January. We had two days of sched-
uled play the first week of January,
but Ole Man Winter had other ideas
and all games were cancelled. We
still have a couple of games to be
made up.
The standings as of January 11 are
as follows: the Hampton, Kenmore
and Jamison "A" teams are all tied
for First Place. Closing in at Second
Place is the Diplomat Building. The
Nottingham team is in Third Place.
The Buckingham and Gro/Fax teams
are holding Fourth Place.
Scores for the week of January 7
are as follows: Ivanhoe 2, Windsor
1; Diplomat 2, Lancaster 1; Kenmore
2, Gro/Fax 1; Eton 2, Embassy 1;
Chatham 2, Dover 1; Buckingham
3, Hampton 0; Jamison "A" 3,
Manchester 0; Ivanhoe 2, Jamison
"B" 1; Embassy 2, Manchester 1.
January is the month we sell mem-
berships to the Bocce Club. Please
see your building captain or rep to
buy your $2 membership for 2008. If
your spouse doesn't play bocce, they

can still be a member. We have many
non-playing members who belong
to the Bocce club. We appreciate all
your support.

Try Out for Bowling
Karaoke Contest
Ten Pin Lanes, 1453 Pasadena
Avenue S., will host a Bowling
Karaoke Contest beginning Saturday,
January 26. Contest consists of 13
Saturdays of tryouts until Finals on

April 26. Two singers will be chosen
on April 26 to attend the Regionals in
Orlando in May.
The Finals will be held in Las Vegas
in June. 1st Prize Winner to receive
$5,000 and a recording contract.
No walk-in. You have to pre-regis-
ter. First Round registration is due
by January 21. Call or drop by Ten
Pin Lanes. Call 381-1010 for more

X Joanie Clarkin r
American Reverse Mortgage

Listen to 94.1 FM Sunday Mornings @ 7:00amoo08,

Family Care Gi

With Alzh
T ... .-- o _ 1 .. U

Keynote opeaKer:
Lisa Milne
Suncoast Alzheimer's Association


3600 34th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Gabber January 17 January 23, 2008


rivers Dealing



JA httary,22nd at 1:30 p.m.

Local Obituaries

formerly of Gulfport,
passed away at Ev-
ergreen Woods in
Brooksville, FL on
Dec. 31, 2007. Lena
came to Gulfport in
1974 from New York City, along with
her husband Angelo. She enjoyed be-
ing with friends at the Gulfport Se-
nior Center for many years. Lena is
survived by her daughter Lena Castel
and her husband Sam, her son Charles
and his wife Karen, grandchildren
Robert, Charles, Jr., Linda, Christo-
pher and Jennifer. Great-grandchil-
dren Robby, Jackie, Joey, Lily, Cam-
eron, Heather, Allison, Alex, Lindsay
and -Kierra. Lena will be laid to rest
with her husband Angelo at Memorial
Park Cemetery in St. Petersburg.

died Jan. 13, 2008. He was born Oct.
13, 1925 in Lowry, MO, and was a 30
year resident of Gulfport, FL. He was a
retired U.S. Naval Officer and a WWII
and Korean War Veteran. He was re-
tired from the City of Gulfport. He was
an avid firearms collector and shooter
and a member of the Alifia Gun Club.
He enjoyed camping and hunting. He
loved his cats and called them Fur
people. He never met a cat he couldn't
trust. Three words that summed up
his life are kind, quiet and loving. He
is survived by his five children, David
Lee Batcheller, Regina Lynn Batch-
eller, Buckley Dwayne Batcheller,
Sheri Lane Batcheller, and Danny
Joe Batcheller. Ron has 13 grandchil-
dren and five great-grandchildren.
ALife Tribute-Gulfport, 5601 Gulfport
Blvd. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to
10 a.m. Wednesday. Commital Ser-
vices at Bushnell National Veterans
Cemetery. The family would like to
thank Hospice for all their support.

50, died Saturday, January 12, 2008
at St. Petersburg General Hospital.
Born in St. Petersburg but raised in
Gulfport, she is survived by her hus-
band, Scott Brower; her son, Ryan.
Apuzzo of St. Petersburg; her step-
son, Bryan Brower of Wisconsin; her
parents Don and Miki Vaughan of
Gulfport; her brother Marc Vincent of
Seminole; her brother Peyt Vaughan
of St. Petersburg; her cousin Michelle
Thomson of Sarasota; and many

aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and
nephews. A gathering of friends and
family will be held at ALife Tribute-
Gulfport, 5601 Gulfport Blvd. South
on Friday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to
noon. In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to any animal organization
such as SPCA, Friends of Strays, etc.

KNAACK, RALPH V., 77, of South
Pasadena, passed away Jan. 11, 2008,
at his residence. He is survived by his
loving family. National Cremation So-

TY", 98, of The Fountains in South
Pasadena passed away Jan. 7. She
is survived by her daughters, Wendy
LeBlanc and Bobbe Mowen; 4 grand-
children; and 8 great grandchildren.
No local services planned. ALife Trib-
ute Largo Chapel.

46, passed away Dec. 27, 2007, in
Gulfport, FL. Survived by his sister,
Janet Calero; nephew, Matthew; and
niece, Morgan, of St. Petersburg. Pri-
vate family service.

Pasadena died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008
at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She
moved to the area in 1966 from her
native Decatur, IL and was Baptist.
She enjoyed flower arranging and be-
ing with her family. Survivors include
her husband of 54 years, Robert; son
Michael of St. Petersburg; daughter,
Terri Carroll, of Pinellas Park; sis-
ter, Janice Lallement, of Spring Hill;
4 grandchildren; and 6 great- grand-
children. .Funeral Service will be 2
pm, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 at the fu-
neral home. Memorial Park Funeral
Home, St. Petersburg, 727-527-1196,

WRIGHT, MARTHA L., 84, passed
away Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, in South
Pasadena, FL. Martha was born in
Evansville, IN, daughter of George
and Fannie Riecken. She graduated
from Bosse High School-in Evansville
then attended Ohio State University.
Martha served in the U.S. Navy as a
WAVE during WWII in communica-
tions and was stationed at Pudget
Sound and San Diego, CA. She was
proud to be registered in the Women
in Service Memorial in Washington,
D.C. Martha met her husband, Em-

erson Wright, at Ft. Bragg, where he
was an officer in the U.S. Army. As
her children grew up, Martha was
active in the Broward ,County Girl
Scouts, and took leadership roles, in-
cluding Camp Director and Director
of Cookie Sales. Martha was artistic
and displayed her unique talents in
making personalized garments and
designer draperies and furniture cov-
erings. In her later years, she taught
herself to use a computer, designed
greeting cards and wrote a newslet-
ter for her brother, Carl's family busi-
ness. The last several years of her
life, Martha volunteered many hours
at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She
enjoyed spending time at the beach
in Pass-a-Grille with her family and
good friends, Billy Moore and Lucille
Moore. Martha never let the health
challenges that plagued over hAlf her
life deter her from her love of living.
Until the day she died, she had a book
always at hand, an avid reader, a lov-
er of romance, with adventure in her
heart. Martha was preceded in death
by her parents, George and Fannie
Riecken; her brother, Carl Riecken;
and her husband, Emerson Wright.
She is survived by her daughters,
Candace Sheehan, of Atlanta, GA,
and Carla Wright, of Pass-a-Grille;
brother, Ron Riecken, of Evansville,
IN; good friend and honorary 3rd
daughter, Joan Walker, of Pass-a-
Grille; granddaughters, Amanda and
Susanne Walton, of Atlanta, GA; and
nieces, Julia Langerak and Katie
Riecken, of Evansville, IN. The family
invite friends to join them for a Me-
morial Service to be held at Ft. Desoto
Park, Pavillion 13, Tierra Verde, FL,
on Jan. 26, 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers,
please make a donation to Hospice.

Celebration of Life
A Celebration of Life party will be
held at Gulfport on the Rocks this
Saturday, January 19 for Jody Bob
Stiner. There will be a brief kickoff
Bagpipe Salute at 2 p.m. at Veteran's
Park just behind William's Pier on 58
Street. We will miss our dear friend
and buddy so bring pictures and mem-
orabilia to show and share. Everyone
has a good "Jody" story. All friends
are welcome! Remember him in your
own special way. Come on down. See
you Saturday.

Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008

mpa Bas Ardf Wninig Senior Magazine


Wed. & Thurs., January 23 & 24, 2008
Floor Ida StIa Fairgrounds *Exqo Hall
4800 Highway 301 N., Tampa FL 10 am to 4 pm

-(The Marcels,The Clovers) & Nashville Recording A
on Art by Luis of A-1 Magic, Fritzy -"The One Man C
To Dance& Bill Castner Denise Looney-

Selected pI s will ie pulse ma Health & Wellness Center BNG
Photos ondispy both days. Free Health Screenings
Winners trouncedd Thursday. H m
,,toowi.,Me xo ..H umana... Pizza, Prizes & Fitness Demonstrations Make-it & ket
or call 1-888-670-0OW o
faren Coo a r e,'Plus. S Velcome Center ... Free Coffee & Doughnuts
$1,000s in Prizes Register to WIN!!! USA3000 or Allegiant Airlines Tickets C,
Giveaways! courtesy of St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport
TIE UN TRIaIuNE Join the Fun! The Tampa Tribune "SENIOR FUN WALK" 1 mie Around the Beautifu
1 [ Fairgrounds, Thursday, January 24, 9:00 am. Only $3 Donation. Enjoy...Continental Breakfast,
Ii Sponsor "Goodie Bag" & Prizes to the Winners! T-Shirt to the 1st 100 to sign up. For registration
I &41__wt. .forms call 1-888-670-0040 or go to www.SrMagazine.com

CreLIUS bright house
'HUMANA. "Vm WellCare
C'-da ce when you need it most wE-f

Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008 39


Many Thanks for a
Festive Season
Dear Editor: The Gulfport Police
Operation Santa would like to thank
all those who made 2007 Operation
Santa a success by making dona-
tions. This year Operation Santa
helped put a smile on the faces of
136 children in 45 families. This is
only possible through the donations
of toys and money from organiza-
tions, businesses and individuals.
Santa and his elves would like to
thank all who contributed. 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.
Santa would like to acknowledge
those who made donations of over
$100 or more than 20 toys.
Nightmare Accounting
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club
Women's Golf Association
American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 125
Legion to Commander
American Legion
Fraternal Order of Police
Stetson University
Town Shores Jamison Building
Sons of American Legion
Police Benevolent Association
Beachway Park Inc
Boca Ciega Yacht Club
Island Contessas Red Hats
The remaining toys went to All
Children Hospital and we would

like to give a special thanks to the
Gulfport Gabber.
Operation Santa

Dear Editor: The Boca Ciega
Yacht Club sends our sincere thanks
to the local enterprises and indi-
viduals who supplied the wonderful
prizes to support BCYC's Annual
Christmas Lighted Boat Parade.
We hope those who had an opportu-
nity to watch enjoyed the seasonal
welcome as much as we did putting
it on.
We thank the following support-
Gulfport Hardware
Skyway Jacks
La Cote Basque Winehouse
Horse & Jockey British Pub &
Don Can Fix It
Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites
Habana Cafe
Pasadena Liquor
Elements of Global Cuisine
Sea Critters
Peg's Pizza Cantina
Skidders Restaurant
The Reef Restaurant
Backfin Blue Cafe
Norman's Liquor
West Marine Fire Master, Inc.
Boca Ciega Yacht Club

Dine In- Take Out- Full Liquor Bar
S \ T Hours:
Mon.-Thur. 11:30-9:30
SFri. Sat. 11:30 -10:30
^lSun. 5:00-9:30

- - - - - - - -1 a .
$5.00 OFF
with purchase of $25 or more *chl ie v i1
I Dine-in or Take-out Only I vetam
Expires 1-23-08
119 Paadn Ave1 Sot 9 St Peesug FL 30


Other rail lengths and
shapes available.

Bathroom rails are not standard...
So we bring the store to you.


Member of the
Better Business Bureau


Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008

Building Fees, from front page
to not only pay for the building di-
vision, but to clear up these inter-
pretative issues. Florida statues
allow municipalities to recoup costs
associated with running a build-
ing department, but not to create a
profit center from these fees. "What
we've done is to take steps to make
the building department 'revenue
neutral' whereby services associated
with review, permitting and inspec-
tion activities are paid for by the
fees charged for these services," said
Council member Bob Worthington
noted that state law prohibits cities
from charging more than what their
costs are in association with build-
ing department fees.
* *



& Council


Excerpts heard at the January 15,
2007 Gulfport city council meeting

"The Clam Bayou Summit was
the last great opportunity we may
have had to deal with these issue
on a legislative level, but this
has seemed to have slipped on
down on the priority list of rep-
resentative Rick Kriseman. This
council passed a resolution in
support of these issues and I am
shocked that no one on council or
The Gabber has done any inves-
tigation into who the person was
who subverted this. We should be
supporting rather than subvert-
ing it." Al Davis, Gulfport Water

"You know I've also heard that
someone in town said that if they
dredged Clam Bayou up to his
dock it would be the last time
we ever heard anything about it.
Maybe we should investigate who
that was while we are looking
into who subverted the summit."
- Ted Phillips, vice mayor.

"We are dependent on others for
water and in an extreme drought.
I would hope as a city we consider
whatever we can to cut down on
our water usage. I would encour-
age council to consider a land-
scaping code. Something that
might suggest no more 50 percent
grass in new landscapes or at
least 50 percent Florida friendly
plants." Dottie Walinski, Gulfport

"I'd probably have to go back to
Palms." Mike Yakes, mayor, jok-
ing with the council when council
member Worthington asked what
the mayor would do if he didn't have
anything to discuss in the 'Other
Business' segment. Yakes was re-
cently released from a stay at Palms
of Pasadena hospital for a mild
Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008

First Unity Church to
Host Health Expo
Local wellness practitioners and
exhibitors from across the Tampa
Bay area will be offering a sampling
of their services and products at a
Health-Wealth-Education Expo on
January 26 in the Friendship Hall at
First Unity Church, 460 46 Avenue
N. in St. Petersburg. The theme is
"Feel Great in 2008" Have the Best
Year of Your Life!
Local experts and physicians will
speakto participants in mini-seminars

throughout the day. Subjects include
EFT to eliminate emotional trauma,
chiropractic, laughter yoga, Qigoing,
body fitness, nutrition, anti-aging,
joint health and EPFX biofeedback
stress reduction.
Door prizes and raffle drawings will
be offered throughout the day. Heart
and bone density scans will also be
The community is welcome from 10
a.m. and 4 p.m. Tropical Smoothie
will, offer lunch on site.


Tampa Bay Orthopaedic Specialists

Monday, Japuary 21
Dinner: 5:30 pm
Seminar: 6:00 pm
Boca Ciega Room

Palms of Pasadena Hospital
in the Professional Building
1609.Pasadena Avenue South

Arthritis, knee or.
-hip problems?
Learn about new technology and current
treatment options for degenerative arthritis
of the hip and knee. Dr. Warren is a board
certified orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship
training in joint replacement surgery.

To reserve your place, please call the Palms Call Center at


--- ---fospital
www.palmrspa sadena.com

Oitf -"4
ILI fo 6( -4_ )

Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during the
past week.
Friday 1/4
Domestic Verbal- 4900 Block of 15th
Ave. So.
911 Hang-Up- 4900 Block of 15th Ave.
Domestic Verbal- 5900 Block of Shore
Blvd. So.
Domestic Verbal- 5500 Block of 11th
Ave. So.
Criminal Mischief- 5200 Block of 8th
Ave. So.
Burglary- 1100 Block of 60th St. So.
Burglary- 5600 Block of 12th Ave. So.
Drunk Person- 1700 Block of 52nd St.
Criminal Mischief- 2900 Block of Clin-
ton St. So.
Reckless Driver- 5800 Block of 15th
Ave. So.
Domestic Verbal- 5500 Block of 18th
Ave. So.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 Block of
28th Ave. So.
Stolen Vehicle- 5400 Block of Essex
Ave. So.
Saturday 1/5
Recovered Stolen Vehicle- 1700 Block
of Gray St. So.
Arrest on Warrant- 3000 Block of 49th
St. So.
Criminal Mischief- 900 Block of 63rd
St. So.
Theft- 3100 Block of 56th St. So.
Criminal Mischief- 4600 Block of Tifton
St. So.
Stolen Vehicle- 5200 Block of 27th Ave.
Criminal Mischief- 6300 Block of 11th
Ave. So.
Criminal Mischief- 1100 Block of Hull
St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 Block of
31st Ave. So.
Criminal Mischief- 5400 Block of 15th
Ave. So.
Theft- 4900 Block of Gulfport Blvd. So.
Noise Complaint- 6000 Block of Kipps
Colony Dr. E.
Sunday 1/6
Trouble with Individual- 5000 Block of
Gulfport Blvd. So.
Criminal Mischief- 3000 Block of 57th
St. So.

911 Hang-Up- 5700 Block of 21st Ave.
Burglary Alarm- 5300 Block of Gulfport
Blvd. So.
Trouble with Individual- 5300 Block of
12th Ave. So.
911 Hang-Up- 5000 Block of Gulfport
Blvd. So.
911 Hang-Up- 6300 Block of 10th Ave.
Monday 1/7
Domestic Verbal- 4900 Block of 23rd
Ave. So.
Trouble with Individual- 900 Block of
58th St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 5700 Block of
Gulfport Blvd. So.
Criminal Mischief- 5300 Block of Fair-
field Ave. So.
Fight in Progress- 900 Block of 58th St.
Burglary- 5200 Block of Gulfport Blvd.
911 Hang-Up- 5900 Block of Shore
Blvd. So.
911 Hang-Up- 6200 Block of Kipps Col-
ony Ct. So.
Trouble with Individual- 2700 Block of
58th St. So.
Burglary- 700 Block of 59th St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 Block of
Gulfport Blvd. So.
Tuesday 1/8
Burglary- 5800 Block of 15th Ave. So.
Accident with Injuries- 2200 Block of
52nd St. So.
Animal Complaint- 2600 Block of 46th
St. So.
Animal Complaint-4900 Block of 26th
Ave. So.
Burglary Alarm- 6100 Block of 11th
Ave. So. "
Trespasser- 5000 Block of Gulfport
Blvd. So.
Trouble with Individual- 3100 Block of
Beach Blvd. So.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 Block of
Gulfport Blvd. So.
Burglary- 800 Block of 59th St. So,
Stolen Vehicle- 900 Block of 58th St.
Burglary Alarm- 5500 Block of 27th
Ave. So.
Wednesday 1/9
Trouble with Individual- 5400 Block of
Shore Blvd. So.
Drunk Driver- 5400 Block of 30th Ave.
Domestic Verbal- 5300 Block of 10th
Ave. So.
Domestic Verbal- 1300 Block of 52nd
St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 900 Block of
Gray St. So.
Trouble with Individupl- 2900 Block of
Beach Blvd. So.
Theft- 5900 Block of 19th Ave. So.

Domestic Verbal- 2900 Block of 49th
St. So.
Theft- 1300 Block of 52nd St. So.
Trespasser- 5800 Block of 15th Ave.
Burglary- 2700 Block of Seabreeze Dr.
Thursday 1/10
Trouble with Individual- 1500 Block of
54th St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 5700 Block of
12th Ave. So.
Hit & Run- 1400 Block of 58th St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 5700 Block of
Gulfport Blvd. So.
Criminal Mischief- 600 Block of 54th
Lane No.
Criminal Mischief- 5100 Block of 28th
Ave. So.
Soliciting- 3000 Block of Dupont St.
Animal Complaint- 2500 Block of 51st
St. So.
Suspicious Vehicle- 4900 Block of 12th
Ave. So.

Code Enforcement
Gulfport Code Enforcement con-
tinues its work in Section Five of
Gulfport, also known as the Marina
District Area. The Marina District
comprises the southeast portion of
Gulfport and generally extends south
from 26 Avenue S. to the water and
east from 49 Street S. to city limits. To
get more detailed information about
code violations and enforcement ac-
tivities as well as a map of code en-
forcement areas, please visit the Spe-
cial Documents section of Gulfport's
website at www.ci.gulfport.fl.us.

Keep Your Head Above

Water All Year Round...
Advertise in

since 1968

Gabber January 17-January 23, 2008

11 Even Rebecca had to admit
that the second date went
pretty well maybe bet-
ter than the first, although she had
thought that the first one was good,
But the second one was more casual,
more relaxed and, if it was possible,
more personal than the first. It was
also well lubricated, and maybe that
had something to do with it, too, or at
least Rebecca's perception of it.
There had been no movie this time,
only dinner and drinks or, more pre-
cisely, drinks, then dinner, then more
* drinks. Rebecca thought she had five
or six drinks before the evening was
over, but she wasn't exactly sure.
They had gone to Billy's Stonecrab, a
decidedly casual, local's bar and res-
taurant on Tierra Verde. Before the
evening was over, they had sampled
just about everything the place had
to offer.
Before dinner, they went upstairs
to the rooftop bar to have drinks and
listen to the Jimmy-Buffet-cum-Bil-
ly-Joel music of the live entertainer
and to look out over the broad finger
of water that snaked in behind the
restaurant from the Gulf of Mexico.
James explained the local lore about
the waterway's history as a local
route for incoming drugs. Rebecca
could certainly see how it might have
been so.
Then they went downstairs for a lei-
surely dinner or at least as leisurely
as this efficient place would allow.
The menu was seafood and conver-
sation; the restaurant supplied the
seafood and they supplied the free-
flowing conversation.
Then after dinner James suggested
that they stop at the piano bar for
an after-dinner drink and Rebecca
agreed. Matter of fact, she agreed
several times.
And she began to wonder if James
was trying to get her drunk and into
bed. If he was, he was going to be dis-

Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008

appointed at least about the drunk
part. Because Rebecca didn't get
drunk; she knew what her limit was
and she never exceeded it. She never
lost control of herself, at least due to
alcohol. The jury was still out on the
getting-her-into-bed part.
But as things turned out, she nev-
er had to make the decision. When
James took her home, he escorted her
to her door, kissed her goodnight, and
left with a promise of further commu-
nication. A perfect gentleman.
And Rebecca was disappointed. She
had somehow wanted more not sex,
necessarily, just more.
James had been perfect company all
evening. He was attentive and con-
siderate, and seemed to be genuinely
interested in her. He had talked, but
he had listened, too. And they talked
about everything. Their jobs, their
homes, their backgrounds, their fami-
lies. They had even talked about their
tastes in movies and music and books.
Rebecca couldn't have asked for a bet-
ter companion for the evening.
Except that they didn't talk about
Sam. She even tried at one point, but
James had raised his hand in protest,
saying that it wasn't necessary. He
understood. So she had dropped the
But she hadn't really wanted to. The
truth was, she wanted to talk about
Sam she needed to talk about Sam.
And she now realized that she had
hoped it would be with James. Not for
his sake, but for her own.
Rebecca had been alone a long time,
now, and sometimes it wore her down.
She was one person, one, and she was
very -aware of it. And sometimes she
wanted to be two.
Not necessarily for the rest of her
life. She wasn't exactly looking for
commitment or entanglements. At
this point, she would settle for an
evening or an hour, even. She just
wanted someone to sit and talk with,
to discuss her problems with, to feel

like two with.
After James left, Rebecca made her-
self a cup of herbal tea (no caffeine,
that would keep her awake), settled
into her red leather chair (where
else?) and thought about the eve-
And she thought about James. At
least now, she was pretty confident
that Sam had not scared him away.
He had called, and they had gone out
on another date, and even if he didn't
want to talk about her, he at least
knew about her and about Rebecca's
responsibility for her. So that wag a
Maybe the thing to do was to force
the issue, force him to talk about Sam
or at least listen to her talk about
Sam. Maybe that's what it was going
to take. She had to air the issue with
him somehow.
Maybe she should invite him to din-
ner. After all, he had never been in-
side her house. She could cook a nice
dinner, have some good wine, tell him'
the whole story and gauge his reac-
tion. At least that way, she would
have some idea of where he stood -
where she stood.
The more she thought about it, the
better she liked the idea. She was
tired of dancing around the issue,
tired of wondering.
Tomorrow would not be good. It was
too soon and, besides, Sam was com-
ing over tomorrow for lunch, their
weekly Sunday lunch. That wouldn't
work at all.
But next Saturday night would. Sam
would be at work. They would have
the house to themselves with no in-
terruptions and no time limits. Per-
The decision made, Rebecca took her
empty cup to the kitchen, rinsed it out
and set it in the sink. She would call
James in the morning and invite him
to dinner next Saturday. That would
give her time to mull it over a little
longer and make sure she wasn't be-
ing affected by her alcohol consump-
tion this evening. If she still wanted
to do it in the cold light of morning,
she would make the call.

This is a work of fiction. The events,
the people and, especially, the victims
are all fictional as well. No similarity
to real people or real events is intend-
ed. Next week: Chapter 11 concludes
as Sam makes plans of her own.

Two By Two: Two Hours With an Old Friend

By Cathy Salustri

I come from a quirky family. While most children of.the 70s
cut their teeth on the Carpenters or the BeeGees, my family's
musical canon consisted of a goodly amount of Loretta Lynn,
Connie Francis, and the odd Broadway soundtrack. We
had the recording for Two By Two, an off-Broadway show
starring Danny Kaye and Madeline Kahn. I loved the score
and would play the record over and over and over. At eight
I hadn't seen the show, so I used my own experiences to
paint pictures of the actors. Instead of craggly 600-year-
old Noah, I pictured my dad's father, arguing with his sons
over a rudder as they tried to decide
which insane asylum would best serve
his heeds (if you met my family, you'd
understand that this really didn't take
that much imagination).
Last week I had the opportunity to
see Two By Two at St. Petersburg
Little Theatre (SPLT) and, while the
production didn't look a thing like
the Italian sailors from my childhood
imagination, I enjoyed myself.
The production has some problems,
although the good outweighs the not-
so-good. Mostly the show suffers from
issues that affect the actors but they
have no control over.
The sound bothered me more than
a little bit. SPLT hung microphones
abovethe stage, but unless an actor Mitch and Ellie Levine, a
happens to have a song directly Biblical couple of Noah
beneath one, they don't pick up the burg Little Theatre's pro
sound. When an actor does sing close Photos courtesy of Portra
to the microphones they sound like
they've landed in a tunnel. Thankfully, most of the actors
don't need the microphones. Mitch Levine and Ellie Levine
(Noah and Esther, respectively) do need them, though, which
doesn't seem fair to them. Without a microphone, Noah had
to compete with the orchestra too many times and Esther's
solo, An Old Man, got drowned out by them. The sound
effects themselves also have a grainy quality, something I
doubt I'd have noticed without the aforementioned technical
By its nature, community theatre attracts a wide spectrum
of talent, something typified in this production. At one end
you have Rand Smith, who could easily work in professional
theatre if he chose, and at the other you have the "weekend
warriors" of community theatre: actors who can only give
their craft a few hours a week because they have other things
on their plate. I respect both types of actors, although when
a community theatre charges as much as a professional'
theatre for a ticket I feel like the audience deserves only
professional caliber actors.
Given the fluctuation in skill, perhaps choreographer
Gidget Cross could have mniade different choices. Some
people don't move as well on stage as others do, and Cross's
choreography doesn't work with the less seasoned actors in
the cast, making them seem stiff and a bit wooden rather
than merely campy, as the more at ease actors appear.



While Mitch Levine does a fine job with most of the show,
he did forget a few lines (spoken and sung), and his initial
conversations with God (played by thunder, lightning, and a
series of slides projected on the back wall of the set) had an
awkwardness to them. This awkardness could have stemmed
from the slides of nature scenes that I think represent God.
I can't fault Levine, though, because I don't know that I
understood the point made by the slides, either.
Now the good stuff, and I found plenty of it. When Mitch
Levine sings Hey Girlie to Esther he makes up for every
mistake he may have made earlier in the show; this moment
constitutes the most powerful one in this production.
Everyone around me cried throughout
his solo (I did, too, but I cry at pet food
commercials, so you can't go by me.)
Levine has.the most confidence in this
scene; if he could carry that with him
for the rest of the show he would do the
role proud. "
Noah's three sons, played by Rand
Smith (Shem), Erik Nelson (Ham),
and Frank Pavluk (Japeth) carry the
weight of the show, as they should.
They also add immeasurably to the
quality of the production. When they
sing You've Got to Have a Rudder on
the Ark I remembered why I listened
to this record until my needle gave out.
Each actor puts forth a well-crafted
perfomanc. These three deliver a well-
real-life couple play the timed comedic performance that kept
nd Esther in St. Peters- the Sunday crowd laughing. Pavluk
uction of Two By Two. also has some of the best lines in the
ts in Paradise. show, including "think about how
much we can contaminate again!"
Of the trifecta, he has has the most lines, a poignant love
story, and the biggest burden from an acting perspective.
He carries his burden with flair and immense promise for
future productions. Director Michael DuMichael made three
fine choices in selecting this trio.
That should not demean the ladies in the cast; they all
did well in their roles. I understood nuances of The Golden
Ram, sung by Margee Murray (Goldie), that I didn't at eight
(nor should any eight-year-old), and while Murray's voice
could have had more power, she did a phenomenal job with
her role. Ellie Levine (Esther), Cindy St. Lawrence (Leah),
and Leslie Stumo (Rachel) all lived up to the demands of
their roles.
The production's biggest triumph? When I got home, I went
to the iTunes Store and bought the original soundtrack
for Two By Two. Of course, it features Danny Kaye and
Madeline Kahn, not the actors from this production, but the
SPLT production made me want to hear the music again.
Watching Two By Two at SPLT felt like finding an old
friend, and I thank them for that.
TwoBy Two runs through January 27; call the St. Petersburg
Little Theatre at 866-1973 for tickets. Cathy Salustri has
worked as a stage manager throughout Tampa Bay. To
contact her, e-mail her at CadthySalustri@TheGabber.com.

Gabber January 17-January 23, 2008

Alzheimer's Care
Memory Support Unit
24-Hour Staffing'
fe Keep Your Loved Ones Active.

,ne assist
San Assist

Y" I-- fwflt 1-- - I
phone call away.

tnce with taking their medications, showering
ed Living wing where your needs can be met. I

Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008 45


very year, Maria goes home to
Puerto Rico for the Holidays,
and every year she waits until
the very last minute to book the flight,
paying the equivalent of first-class to Is-
tanbul in the process. I've given up on
trying to change that habit; apparently
her whole family does it, too. Instead,
I have decided to become the official
household ticket-purchaser, and in my
family, we buy tickets practically a year
in advance.
Travel Tip #1: Don't buy your tickets
too far in advance.
So, I booked Maria a good, cheap flight
out of Orlando many months ago. This
would be fine, I thought. For the money
we saved, I wouldn't mind driving an
hour and a half out of the way to drop
her off and pick her up.
But then, of course, our plans changed.
I decided to go to Puerto Rico for Christ-
mas, too.
Had I considered this possibility, I
would have booked Maria out of Tampa
like any normal, sane person. But now,
we had a problem. How were we going
to get there? How do we get home? I
wasn't about to spend all of the money
we saved flying out of Orlando on long-
term parking or, God forbid, an airport
shuttle. And so, because being a good
person means sometimes having to
drive many miles to distant airports for
cheap friends, I sent an email to every-
one I know looking for a ride.
Tip #2: Don't forget the toll money.
Ever since I stopped waiting tables,
I have never had more than about five
bucks on me. That's when I'm feeling
rich. And while our neighbor Eve, in
her usual "morning person" humor,.
did not seem to mind shelling out half
a week's paycheck to cover the nearly
criminal number of booths en route to
the Orlando airport, we still felt like
schmucks. This, of course, on top of the
steak dinner we felt we owed her just
for the ride.
Travel Tip #3: Don't forget your cell
Of all of the things I could forget-my
toothbrush, my underwear, my nicotine
gum-nothing was more sorely missed
than my cell phone. Long after Eve had
probably squealed onto 1-4, I realized
that it was there, tucked into the door
of her SUV. Since Maria and I were
actually on separate flights (courtesy of
my maniacal need to buy tickets so far
in advance), it was really a lousy thing
to forget. And, guess what practically
doesn't exist anymore? Payphones.
That's right. The best I could find in the
Orlando airport (the airport!) was an ob-
scure hallway with three phones, two of
which worked. Now I understand why I
see people in jalopies held together with
chicken wire talking on RAZRs: They

have no choice. I know it's crazy consid-
ering that only ten years ago most people
barely had a computer, much less a cell
phone, but I cannot tell you how isolated
and, well, almost panicked I felt without
being constantly connected to the world.
Come to think of it, that's pretty sad.
Travel Tip #4: Don't buy water.
Yet another hallmark of our "modern
society" is the fact that you can now
purchase bottled water on every street
corner and every vending machine.
Landfills overflowing with plastic de-
bris aside, I love this. And, I know that
I'm risking nomination for the Neurosis
Hall of Fame, but water is my safety
blanket. If I have to wait in some in-
sanely long airport line, listening to
screaming children and the complaints
of Holiday travelers, at least I can con-
tent myself with the fact that I will not
die of dehydration.
It seems, however, that the Department
of Homeland Security is out to strip us
of even this consolation. Apparently as
security measures tightened, some bril-
liant bureaucrat decided that terrorists
might be trying to smuggle nitroglycer-
ine in plain view in a bottle of Aquafina.
People, I have seen enough movies to
know one very sure thing: If I am swig-
ging and swinging a bottle of clear liq-
uid, it most certainly is not nitroglycer-
ine. I mean, if you even breathe on that
stuff it's like Chinese New Year, right?
I think asking someone to take a big
gulp of whatever beverage they happen
to be carrying should be good enough.
Can we please dispense with this idiotic
"security measure"?
Forgetting this rule, I purchased no
fewer than three bottles of water, all
of which had to be abandoned barely
opened. My stupid mistake, I know, but
don't you find it disconcerting that when
I handed the security guy my lighter, he
said, "Oh, you can keep that"?
Travel Tip #5: Airlines don't care about
Yes, I know. Big revelation, Shelly.
We've all seen air travel degrade, even
before 2001. Long gone are the days of
polite and well-trained attendants offer-
ing you a pillow or a refill beverage, but
apparently even the beverages and pil-
lows have gone by the wayside. Spirit
Air, the unfortunate carrier I flew with,
is clearly shorthand for "In the Spirit
of Ripping You Off Air." Free baggage
check? Nope. Free soda? Nope. Free
bag of seven gnarly airline peanuts?
Not a chance. Forget electronic check-
in. Forget the movie. Forget the four
stupid in-flight radio stations; there's
not even a jack in the seat. Oh, and for
some bizarre reason, all window shades
must be up at take off and landing.
Huh? If the pilot needs to see out of my
window in order to safely maneuver the

Holiday Travel Tips

plane, perhaps we should speak to the
Travel Tip #6: Puerto Ricans know
when you're not one of them.
Even before I open my mouth, they
know I'm a gringo. I dress funny, I have
nuclear holocaust pale skin, and I don't
wear a bathing suit. That's no big deal
when I'm on the island because, well,
I'm on a tropical frickin' island, and I
actually really like Puerto Ricans. But
apply these details to the airport, and
it's annoying.
Anytime you're waiting for a plane to
arrive from Puerto Rico (as I was for a
full four hours), it's not hard to tell what
gate they're coming from. Puerto Ri-
cans love to wait for people at the air-
port. They dance and sing and ignore
their screaming children-it's quite en-
tertaining. Except when I want to ask
them a question. They look at me with
some mixture of suspicion and'disgust,
as if to say, "Why on Earth would some
white little gringa like you be meeting
someone from our plane?" I had to ask
five people before I figured out that, yes,
this was the 7pm flight from San Juan,
and no, they hadn't come out yet.
Travel Tip #7: Remember where you
In Tampa, the honest-to-God best air-
port in the world, I have never lost my
car. That is because their system is in-
genious, designed for even the biggest
moron to easily find their vehicle. Or-
lando, it seems, has a different approach.
Remember the "characters" system of
the Disney parking lots? Well, Orlando
has pigs and cows and other cartoon-
ish barnyard animals that correspond
to each level of their parking garage.
That's about where the organization
ends. See, my friend (who shall remain
nameless to protect her deficiencies)
forgot to catalogue exactly where in the
approximately 9,000 spaces of the "pig"
level she had left her car. Thus began a
Griswoldian search through the rows of
towering SUVs for my friend's tiny VW.
If I hadn't been trying to talk myself
down from a panic attack, it would have
been funny.
Travel-Tip #8: Remember your house
This is a very easy thing to forget when
someone else is driving you to and from
the airport. Actually, we didn't forget
ours-this time.. Although I still give a
little chuckle over the fact that once,
after a very long trip from California,
we had to scramble around our house
to find a window to pop open. Ah, good
But this time, we finally made it in
the door, appreciating our dilapidated
little house in a whole new way-as only
those who have navigated the gauntlet
of Christmas travel can. I was reunited
with my cell phone, and can now con-
sume as much bottled water as I want.
I even know where the car is. Mostly,
though, I have learned-as perhaps any
Holiday traveler will tell you-that it's
probably better if you just stay home.
Really. Your family will understand.
Shelly Wilson can be contacted at

Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008

Jewish Genealogical
Society to Meet
The Jewish Genealogical Society
of Tampa Bay meets at Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot
Boulevard in Clearwater on Sunday
January 20. -A social with refresh-
ments and library access begins at
1:30 p.m., and the featured program
starts at 2 p.m.
Alex Friedlander, our speaker, will
discuss "Using Both On-line and Off-
line Resources For a Resource Trail"
Not all information is online. He
will show us how to use both online
and off line resources interactively to
achieve breakthroughs in genealogi-
cal research. Case studies will cover
a variety of records sources, includ-
ing some lesser known but valuable
sites and sources, from both the
United States and overseas, includ-
ing Poland, Lithuania and Austria."

T6 uh.Suf

"Friendly, Convenient,
Now at 3 Locations




As Low


Anyone interested in learning how
to do Jewish genealogical research is
invited to attend. Beginners as well
as experienced researchers are wel-
come. For information on the orga-
nization or directions to the meeting
call Sally Israel at 343-1652.

Stroke Support Group
Bayfront Medical Center is offer-
ing a hospital based stroke support
group in So. Pinellas County and
meets once a month on every fourth
Wednesday from 3-4 p.m. in the Bay-

front's Poinciana Room, 701 Sixth
Street S. in St. Petersburg.

Chronic Pain
Support Group
A new Chronic Pain support group
for people with chronic pain, mul-
tiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, chronic
fatigue, etc. will meet at the Gulfport
Library, 5501 28th Avenue S. on the
fourth Thursday of every month
from 10 a.m. to noon. We discuss
alternative healing practices. Call
"Sam" at 322-0859.


Do you have difficultfaing asleep befo dnight and have
a hard time getti p in the morning ork or school?
You may suffer fro DELAYED EP SYNDROME
and rpay qualify to participate i a clinical research trial
studying the safety and effectiveness of an investigational

18 years of age or older
Have trouble falling asleep before
midnight for at least 3 months
Volunteers who qualify will receive study medication
and study related medical care at no cost.
You may be compensated for your time and travel.
Call the
Clinical Research Group of St. Petersburg, Inc.
Neil T. Feldman, M.D., Medical Director

Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008

have been

about the burial benefits they will receive
through the Veterans Administration.

Veterans Administration
Covers FREE of charge*
Burial Space in National
Opening & Closing of the burial
Concrete graveliner (if raqutred)
VA marker or headstone
Items covered ftr honorably discharged
vtransi. their spouses. anrd doperndent

Veterans Administration
DOES NOT cover**
Transfer from place of death
Funeral or Memorial services
Hearse to cemetery or crematory
Embalming or alternative
Cremation Services
Casket or urn
"iten s listed are a satmpring of items

if you are an honorably discharged veteran..Learn how our
Veterans Burial Supplement Plan
can help get you the coverage you deserve.
Offering Simplicity, Convenience and Affordable Prices
Contact a Benefits Coordinator today
for your .FREE' NWo- O9lit-iiConsultation
(727) 347-5521
FuneralCare Proudly serving veterans
www.alifetribute.corn throughout Florida
fy- ... -

Gulfport Whys
By Cathy Salustri
Q A few months ago Council said they would revisit USF's waterfront proposal at a later date. Since then Council
hasn't raised'the issue again. When Council decides to revisit something at a later date, how does the issue get revis-
ited? Who decides when to take a second look at the issue- does the City Manager have to bring it up, does the
CityClerk schedule itfor acertain amountoftime inthefuture, orwill a Council memberorcitizenhave to raise the issue
A Sometimes the questions have a clear-cut 'answer; it's a matter of asking the right person. This was not such a
question. We first asked Gulfport's city manager, Tom Brobeil, since he tends to know the ins' and outs of the
finer points of government procedure. However, he said this question falls "within the realm of the City Attorney,
City Clerk, and City Council as a whole." A city manager has a chartered right to place administrative and issues on the
agenda, but not legislative items or political initiatives' of individual Council members. Brobeil researched our question
and said that he couldn't "identify any specific written rules of procedure for Gulfport either by resolution, ordinance, or
charter governing such matters."
"I would imagine the process is whatever the City Attorney says it is, based on general law or some legal precedent,"
he concluded. Unfortunately we never got in touch with the Attorney, but we did ask the Clerk. She said that if someone
wants to see an issue reinstated they simply have to speak during the "other business" portion of Council meetings or, if
they prefer for any reason not to do that, ask any of the councilmembers to do so on their behalf.
But what if no one mentions it again? Since Council has decided to revisit it later, who makes sure that happens?
In two words, no one. Unless Council specifically instructs staff to get more information or add an item to a future agenda,
the issue will not grace Council chambers again merely because Council decided it should. Council or a meeting attendee
would have to bring it up.
What does that mean for USF's waterfront proposal, the one Council decided to revisit later? It means that unless at least
one councilmember or a resident brings it up again, their proposal is (pardon the pun) dead in the water.

Your community paper

Since 1968
Serving Gulfport and surrounding
Communities every Thursday for over 37 years

541 49th Street S. St. Petersburg,FL. 33707

(727) 898-8463
Gabber January 17-January 23, 2008

Beta Sigma Phi
Laureate Epsilon Theta chapter
will entertain Kappa Sigma chap-
ter on Saturday,. January 19 with
a "Pajama Party Brunch" at the
home of Joyce Keller in Pinellas
Park. Members will play "Dirty
Bingo" after enjoying a variety of
foods prepared by LET members.
The next regular meeting will be
held at the home of Paula Lyens on
Wednesday, January 23 at 7 p.m.
Paula will present the program on
First Lady Roselynn S. Carter.
Sunshine City Council is proud to
announce a new Ritual of Jewels
Chapter Alpha Delta Gamma.
Seven new members received their
pledge rituals on Sunday, January
13 at the Elmer 0. Smith Lodge with
many members of the sister chapters
attending. There are eight members
and all are excited about forming
this new chapter. Congratulations
to them and the new members we
have added.
Sunshine City Council executive
board will meet on Monday, January
21 at 7 p.m. at the home of Carol
The regular meeting of Sunshine
City Council will be held on Monday,
January 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the ROTC
Room at Dixie Hollins High School,
4940 62 Street N.
For more information, please call

Gulfport Tai Chi
So...you've taken a tai chi class
at the' Senior Center, Recreation
Center, Neighborhood Center, Town
Shores or the Taoist Tai Chi Society.
Great start! But did you know that it
is important to do your tai, chi more
than once a week?
Come join us on Thursday mornings
at 9 a.m. upstairs at the Recreation
Center beginning January 10. Marge
SGrudzinski will be instructing begin-
ners on the complete 108 moves to
the Taoist tai chi set, as well as the
foundation exercises. There will also
be a review of the first 17 moves.
There is a suggested donation of
$2 per class. Come try it out! Call
Marge at 345-6708 with any ques-

Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008


Do you suffer from widespread

musculoskeletal aching and fatigue?
The Clinical Research Group of St. Petersburg, Inc.
is currently conducting a research study to determine
how well an investigational medication
taken at night for fibromyalgia may
relieve your pain.

* be Over 18 years ot age
* Experience widespread bod]
aches and pains for at
least three months
*Be able to complete
and other study

Participants will be in the study for 27 weeks and 1
receive study related, medical care, study related mei
and study related testing all at no cost. Participants r
receive compensation for their time and travel up to $


Clinical Research Group of St. Petersburg, Inc.
Neil T. Feldman, M.D., Medical Director

Woated to tho Art VMiHge Court Yard

IVc lssb :
Deep Pressure Specialists "" 7

9Q-A14 1/2 9 faeh Blvd. S. GulfRort. FL. 33707




5308 Gulfport Bid. Ste. B
Gulfport, FL. 33703
(next to State Farm)

Michael K. Whitman, Agent

14th Annual Corey
Area Art & Craft Fair
On Saturday, January 26 and Sunday,
January 27, Corey Avenue will turn
into a living art gallery with the 14th
Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Art
& Craft Fair and 200 of the nation's
top artists and crafters. There's some-
thing for everyone at this event that
blends great art, contemporary crafts
and a Green Market.
Corey Avenue will be closed to
through traffic, but there is plenty of
free parking close by and within walk-
ing distance. All Corey merchants and
restaurants will be open for business
during normal hours.

Become a Mentor
Adults Mentoring Children pro-
gram of Gulf Coast Community Care
invites you to a special Recruitment
Event on Saturday, January 26,
from 10:30-12:30 p.m. at The Science
Center of Pinellas County, 701
22 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. A
brunch, guided tour of the museum,
and a Planetarium Show will be includ-
ed in the program. Please join them
for a fun Museum day! No charge, but
RSVP as space is limited. Call Susan
Ryan at 479-1800 or Sandy Nelson at

Donate That
Old Bicycle
Beach Cyclist Sports Center at St
Pete Beach has started a unique pro-
gram to help the less fortunate acquire
a used bicycle. Donated and trade-
in bicycles are turned over to "The
Recovery Bikes Program" where they
are repaired and made road worthy.
These bikes are then offered for sale
at an affordable price.
Anyone who purchases a new bicycle
can trade-in their old bicycle or bicycles
can be donated as a tax deduction.

Suncoast Opera Guild
The Florida Suncoast Opera Guild,
an organization committed to the sup-
port of aspiring regional opera sing-
ers and the enjoyment of song and the
arts, holds luncheon meetings on the
fourth Friday of the month at vari-
ous locations. For information call
381-2917 or 343-6700.

Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008

Deadline Nears for
Prepaid College Plan
The deadline to receive current
Florida Prepaid College Plan prices is
January 31, 2008. The cost of a 4-Year
University Tuition Plan for a new-
born is about three dollars a day or
$93.12 a month. The price of a Florida
Prepaid College Plan depends on the
age or grade level of your child.
Families may purchase tuition, local
fee and dormitory housing plans, plus
a new tuition differential fee plan, for
use at Florida's 11 public universities
and 28 community colleges. The plan's
value is transferable to most accred-
ited private and out-of-state colleges.
The Florida Prepaid College Plan is
financially guaranteed by the State
of Florida. Once a plan is purchased,
payments do not increase. The Florida
Prepaid College Plan is a tax-free 529
college savings plan.
For more information, call
1-800-552-GRAD (4723) or visit www.

Survey Seeks
Evacuation Plans
The Florida Division of Emergency
Management is updating regional
* evacuation studies. A critical com-
ponent of the studies will deal with
how the public will react during re-
gional evacuations. Statewide 18,800
households will be contacted by tele-
phone and interviewed,. Residents
participating in the survey will be
asked how they intend to respond if
an evacuation becomes necessary in
their community and how they have
responded in past evacuations. They
will also be asked how concerned
they are about hurricanes and other
hazards and whether there are any
obstacles that would keep them from
being able to evacuate. Public safety
officials need to know as much as
they can about how their citizens will
respond so they can issue evacuation
notices effectively, provide enough
public shelter space and direct traffic
Tampa Bay residents who are not
called but would like to provide in-
put into the study can complete
the survey by going online to www.
tampabayprepares.org and click on
Behavioral Study.

Gabber January 17 January 23, 2008

Pailg lunheon Specials .99
at Pasadena Shopping Center location only Served Daily llam4pm
Thursday 1-17 Meat Loaf with home fries & corn-on-the-cob
Friday 1-18 Chicken Cordon Bleu, rice pilaf and mixed vegetables
Saturday 1-19 Fettuccine Alfredo
Monday 1-21 Chicken Pot Pie
Tuesday 1-22 Beef Tips over noodles
Wednesday 1-23 Country Fried Chicken, mash potoatoes & gravy & peas
Thursday 1-24 BLT with fries
.1 Jegoftar dter#ci Itetws 4fro *iraffablel &

Bay Breeze
Beauty Salon
3117 Beach Blvd., Gulfport
Nails by Carl
Manicures, Pedicures, Acrylics



Art Festival Beth-El
Art Festival Beth-El, Temple Beth-
El's annual fine art exhibition and
sale, celebrates its 35th Anniversary
in 2008. The festival will be held
January 26-28 at Temple Beth-El lo-
cated at 400 Pasadena Avenue S. in
St. Petersburg.
Beginning in 1973 with only 20
artists, Art Festival Beth-El now
showcases over 170 national and in-
ternational award-winning artists.
This highly acclaimed fine art exhibit
and sale is well known as one of the

premier shows in the Southeastern
United States. Space has grown from
one gallery to six galleries through-
out the facility featuring original
paintings, wood, sculpture, ceramics,
glass, photography and jewelry. This
year's judge, Roy Slade, has served
as a director of the Corcoran Gallery
of Art in Washington, D.C. and Dean
of its School of Art. He is a widely
respected painter and an advocate of
the arts. Mr. Slade will be awarding
over $7,000 in prize money to the out-
standing artists in the show.

Family Owned Since 1945
'i A AA invenftr

leirbted Merchandisem
P 'P* a e t%


N Ti( ) 1-888-8-GO-VIDEO
nenmu.com www.GetAWeddingVideo.com

The Art Festival also offers a large se-
lection of signed, framed, limited edi-
tion prints from Syd Entel Galleries
of Safety Harbor. A large Outdoor
Sculpture Garden will feature a vari-
ety of fun and unusual pieces for gar-
dens, offices or large buildings. The
expanded Boutique will offer fine art
at moderate prices.
A yearly tradition will continue, as
Art Festivral Beth-El will feature se-
lected works by talented artists from
the Pinellas County Center for the
Arts at Gibbs High School, as well
as works by other 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
An elegant preview cocktail recep-
tion will be held on Saturday, January
26, from 7-10 p.m. with admission of
$20 which can be purchased at the
door. Art Festival Beth-El is free
and open to the public on Sunday,
January 27. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
with light lunches and snacks avail-
able to purchase. The Avenue of the
Shops, a one-day sale of fun art, jew-
elry and crafts, will be free and open
to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
on Monday, January 28. A free, spe-
cial event of local entertainment that
will delight audiences of all ages will
be performed at 11 a.m. A gourmet
luncheon will be served on Monday at
12:30 with your $15 check necessary
to make a reservation. Docents will be
available during the weekend with a
tour scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday.
Art Festival Beth-El continues to
grow in popularity and now attracts
over 8,000 people from Tampa Bay
and the surrounding areas. Call the
Temple at 347-6136 for more informa-

Garden Club to Hold
Card and Game Party
The Garden Club of St. Petersburg
is having its Card and Game Party
on Wednesday, January 30 from
11:30-3:30 p.m. at the Garden Center,
500 Sunset Drive S. in St. Petersburg.
Payment in advance is $8, payment
at the door is $9. "Lunch and Fun"
for members and friends for cards or
games. Payment and reservations
can be made to Sally Caulfield at

Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008

Tampa Bay Home Expo
Meet the area's top home improve-
ment experts January 25-27 at
Tropicana Field. For three days,
the Home Expo will feature nearly
500 exhibits for everything relating
to your home and Florida lifestyle.
Looking for furniture, landscaping,
spas/pools, remodeling or interior de-
sign specialists? The Home Expo is
the place for everyone interested in
reinventing their space. Looking to
sell? Come find quick fixes to improve
your home's curb appeal. Interested
in upgrading your current home to
dream home status? See the latest in
kitchen design, creative window fash-
ions or floor covering. From home se-
curity to storm protection to cleaner,
greener living ... you'll find all the
hottest topics under one roof!
The Tampa Bay Home Expo will also
include fun and inventive seminars
for your home's interior and exte-
rior. Come meet Evan Farmer from
HGTV's hit show Freestyle, the show
that helps homeowners de-clutter and
rearrange their space for a dramatic

new look-- at no cost! Hear about
Florida landscaping from Mr. Green
Thumb, learn different faux painting
styles with Jeff Monsein from Splat
Paint, or experience a grilling spec-
tacular with Tony Fatso. Individual
booths will also feature new products,
demonstrations, giveaways, advice
and trade secrets.
The Tampa Bay Home Expo runs
January 25, 26 and 27 at Tropicana
Field in downtown St. Petersburg.
Hours are Friday and Saturday,
10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Admission is $3, children 16
and under are free.

For more information contact Dave
LaBell at 893-8523 or visit www.tam-

Sons of Italy
Spaghetti Dinner
Sons of Italy, 2500 34 Street S., has
a spaghetti dinner every Monday
night from 4-8 p.m. All you can eat
spaghetti dinner includes two meat
balls, salad, bread and coffee. Dona-
tion of $6 per person. Public invited.
Call 323-2691.

Professional (
Repair -
By People rC
WhoCare 5th Ave. S. 4)

Foreign & Domestic Vehicles
ASE Certified Master Technicians
Over 100 Years Combined Experience
FREE Courtesy Rides Available

Present this coupon to recehie our special! i1
Change your oil & filter 1 2 I
I Check & rotate your tires Tax
tr|fI Check your brakes eWith Coupon i
I Check your belts & hoses Reg. $32,43 + tax
.. I Check for tune-up and conduct a
22 point vehicle inspection SA VE $10 1
5801 1Sth Ave. S. F
5 Sales tax. Offer good for most cars & light trucks. Includes
3 4 7 8 8Up to 5 qts. Premium Oil, Filter Does not include synthetic oils.
Must present coupon at time of service. Fleets not Included.
SINCE 1977 *FL. MVR Reg. No. MV-03521 I Not valid with other offers or prior services. Offer expires 1-30-08
-... .= . ..... . ... . . .m .. I l n

Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008

I i i| N

-- 11 1 1111 1 1

By Tom Margenau
Filing for benefits
in January may:
be a good idea
I write a column similar to this one
every January, but I don't mind re-
peating myself because it contains a
very important message for people
planning to retire in 2008.
January is a critical month for the
hundreds of thousands of potential
Social Security beneficiaries who
are reaching their so-called full re-
tirement age in 2008. The impor-
tant message: All of them should
at least consider the possibility of
filing for their benefits this month,
even though they may not be, reach-
ing their retirement age until later
in the year.
The reason for this early filing time
frame has to do with some quirky
and complicated features of Social
Security's earnings penalty provi-
sions. Those provisions generally
keep seniors who are still working
off Social Security's rolls until they
reach that magic "full retirement
age." (To find your. full retirement
age, go to Social Security's Web site,
www.socialsecurity.gov, and at the
homepage, click on "Plan Your Re-
The law essentially says if you are
over 62 but under your full retire-

ment age and are still working full
time, you are not eligible for Social
Security. Specifically, the rules re-
quire that the Social Security Ad-
ministration deduct $1 from any re-
tirement benefits-you might be due
for every $2 you earn over $13,560.
However, the rules say that once
you reach your full retirement age,
you are due full Social Security ben-
efits even if you are still working
and no matter how much money you
are making.
Here's an example: Let's say Bob
was born in September 1942, which
means he'll reach his full retire-
ment age of 65 and 10 months in
July 2008. And let's further say Bob
generally makes about $60,000 per
year and he plans to continue work-
ing indefinitely. Based on the earn-
ings penalty rules I briefly outlined
above, Bob figures he must wait un-
til July (his full retirement age) to
begin collecting his Social Security
benefits. As I said, at that magical
point the earnings penalty rules no
longer apply and he can get his So-
cial Security.
But here is why Bob should check
into applying for Social Security in
January. Congress set up a more
lenient earnings threshold for the
year you reach your full retirement
age. Specifically, it says you can
earn up to $36,120 between January
and the month you reach your full

Respectful consultation M.D.
Residency trained in Dermatology
Complete skin exams at Stanford; in Surgery at Stanford
and Yale, Graduate of Yale & UF

* ireatmeuiet i n growous,
cancers, spots & diseases

* Office surgery & biopsy



Professional Office Bldg., 1609 Pasadena Ave. South, Suite 4 "O", South Pasadena, FL. 33707
Next to Palms of Pasadena Hospital


retirement age and still get Social
Security benefits. Even if you earn
more than $36,120, you lose only $1
from your benefits for every $3 you
exceed that threshold.
Bob is going to make $30,000 be-
tween January and June (i.e., before
he reaches his full retirement age).
That's under the $36,120 threshold
for 2008, which means Bob is due
benefits beginning in January. He
does NOT have to wait until July to
apply for his Social Security checks.
There is a bit of a catch. By starting
his benefits in January, Bob will be
accepting a slightly reduced amount.
(Benefits are reduced roughly one-
half of 1 percent, for each month
they are taken before full retirement
If Bob's Social Security benefit at
full retirement age is $1,800 per
month, let's look at his options.
Bob's first option is to wait until
July (his full retirement age) to start
his Social Security benefits. He'll get
$1,800 per month for six months, or
$10,800 for the year 2008.
Bob's second option is to file for So-
cial Security in January. Starting his
benefits slightly early, his month-
ly rate is reduced to $1,740. That
comes out to $20,880 in total bene-
fits for the year 2008. The downside
to option two is his ongoing monthly
benefit rate will be $1,740, $60 less
than what he would have been get-
ting in option one. But because he'd
be getting more than $10,000 less in
total 2008 benefits in option one, it
would take Bob a long time to make
up that loss with his extra $60 per
month in ongoing benefits. If I were
Bob, I'd choose the second option.
I know these rules are complicat-
ed and the math in the examples
above was difficult to follow. But my
overall message is easy to follow: If
you're reaching your full retirement
age in 2008, talk to a Social Security
representative sometime this month
to find out if it's to your advantage to
file for those benefits in January.

Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008

&here is soi


I S T 0 RI C .I N & S P A

2937 Beach Blvd. Gulfport FL. 33707
Toll Free 1-888-9000-INN
Call Us For Your Private Parties
Gabber January 17 January 23, 2008

Book Your Sweet A Suite
For Dream Dance & Valentines Day
Chic is Playing
Friday Night 7-11 pm
Bob Keller ~ On Jazz Piano
Saturday Evening 6-9 pm
Ladies Night
Tuesday 6-9 pm
Drinks & Appetizers ~ Music by Chic
Jamaican Buffet
Thursday 5:30-8:30 pm
New Lower Prices Always Great Music & Great Food


At n


David C. Hastings, CPA, PA
Certified Public Accountant
Licensed for 35 Years
Individual & Business Taxes Financial Planning
Bookkeeping IRS Problems Payroll Services
iisaiiaa sjaj *

2207 54th St. S. Gulfport, FL 33707
322-0909 Fax: 322-0520

Pinllas Legal Center
r. il Johno P. Joseph, Esq.
2429 CentralAve,, Suite 201
: St. Petersburg, FL. 33713
-- 727-490-1782
Trust & Estates Divorce & Auto Accidents
www.pinellaslegalcenter.com i :


Reg. $49.95
Autos Trucks Vans Misc,
Did you know the most neglected part
of cleaning your vehicle is the engine
compartment. Don't wait, call today
for your appointment.. Pickup &
delivery available for small fee. We are
banded, insured, licensed. In business
over 35 years, same location.

SA IV 's
Auto Cleaning & Engine Steaming
2400 Emerson Ave. So.
St. Petersburg, FL. 33712
We Also Buy Junk Cars!

Helping Hands
Make Life Better
Meal Preparation, Catering with Chef Steffan
'Housekeeping, Shopping, Errands
Care Provider, Pet Sitting and More
Barbara Blades................727-687-4586
Email: bj_blades0714@yahoo.com

Start Your Own Family
Child Care Business
Find out how to turn your love
for children into a living.
Call: 727-547-5758
Coordinated Child Care of Pinellas, Inc.
CNA WITH 25+ YEARS-Experience and Ref-
erences. Companion, Homemakers, Depend-
able. Available PM. Care. 727-322-1300.

Long or Short Term Help Available
Live-Ins Reasonable Rates
Companions Locally Owned
Homemakers State Licensed
Assistance w/everyday activities
BBB Established 1984
ces5969 (727) 424-1979 to free
CNA PREP COURSE- Including Classroom &
Lab Skills, Taught By an RN. Monthly Classes,
Register Today. Call JSR Training, 727-327-
Appointments, Shopping, Light Cleaning.
Honest & Dependable, Good References 727-
Cleaning/ouske in

6s1 .sEper room
5.953 room min.
Truck Mount Steam
Extraction or Dry Clean
We clean windows, furniture,
tile & grout. Floors stripped & waxed
Commercial & Residential

Weekly-Bi-Weekly, Monthly, Moving in/out,
Laundry, Ironing. 3hrs. $15hr. After that $12.
Efficient, Trustworthy, years of Experience,
Good References. Call Mary 727-288-7741.
pendable, Experienced. From Ceiling Fans to
Baseboards & Windows. Great Rates. Weekly,
Bi-weekly, Monthly, Move-ins/Outs Karen,

Nancy Jimenez
798-7079 I
Satisfaction Guaranteed
or It Is FREE!
Senior Discounts
SReasonable Rates
:Dependable Honest
o Office Cleaning Available
No Contracts | Constructional Cleanouts
Lic & Insured

Beach Resident. Houses, Apts., Condos.
Move-Outs. Weekly, Monthly. Free Estimates.
Cathy, 363-0253. Lic. # 20080562.
Office, Condo Cleaning, Free Estimates, Se-
nior Discounts. Call Squeegee Kleen, 727-
SPARKLING CLEAN!!!- House/Office Clean-
ing, Experienced, References, Honest, Reli-
able, Free Estimates. Mary, 727-460-3669.
We Clean them! Cleaning Homes, Offices &
Organizing, Pet, Plant Care, Handyman.
LisaWidere@AOL.com 727-898-2474.

n Campas
SCleaning, Inc.
Professional Window Washing Service
(727) 481-1605
Condos From Homes From
38 $6895
"Best Prices In Town"
Licensed Insured
Since 1989

Please Patronize
Our Advertisers

er of No Fix, No Fee'. Business Networks &
Home Computers. Setup, Installation, How-To,
Problems, and 'Good Will'. Service is Guaran-
teed! Call me-We Answer Your Questions-Just
Ask! Rick, 727-744-4508.

Call us for all your
Computer Repair Needs!
35 years experience.
3037 Beach Blvd.
support@gtcinc.us www.gtcinc.us
Mon-Sat 10am-10 pm Sun 10am-8pm

. . .- -I I ,,!J i!I i; -, i. I.. *- I I
PIELSCUT COSR T LIESN BOARD at 536-4720. All mao wor wil reur a pemtfo orlclB idngDearmet
s.'cu~ JI~uya. mom ~ yL.J a.'.L



IComputer Se M H s Cond

Computer Running Slow? Crashing or Lock-
ing Up? We Do In-Home Repairs. No Job Too
Small. No Fix, No Fee. Senior Discount. We
Guarantee Our Work. 20 Years Experience.
Free Estimates. Call ID-Net Today. Call Kip.
(727) 867-8436.

Tired of high hourly rates
and too technical advice?
Call Eric at

Only $45 per visit
I have time to listen, fix the problem the way
you want it done and help you get the most out
of your computer. Troubleshooting, installations,
upgrades, spyware & virus removal, Hardware
repairs, problem solving and tutoring at home
included. Customized computers for sale.
Friendly and reliable service, 7 days a week.
Free phone consultation M-F, 7:30-9AM
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $12 per
issue. Call 321-6965.

vvy Enter prizes, In
Looking for helo with vour new technol

*Room Additions *Lightning Protection
*Fuses to Breakers *Mobile Homes
*Circuits Added *Phone Wiring
*Celling Fans *Security Lighting & More
Hour 525 067 Insured
Service t525-0677 Lic

FREE ESTIMATES Any Size Job. Service
Upgrades. Fuse to Breakers, Insured Master
Electrician. Home Generator H/Ups. Call Rob-
ert, 455-1099. ER#14316.
We Have the Solutions to Your Electrical
Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Break-
ers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior
Discounts. ER#1301'2577. 727-546-7047
Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008

perience, Household Repairs, Dependable
Craftsmanship at Affordable Prices. Call Gus,
644-6194 or 321-1797.
HANDYMAN-Hundreds of Satisfied Custom-
ers. We Do Work Your Way. All Types of Work.
Window Cleaning Available Call TLC 727-458-
Call for all types of Jobs. Lots of Satisfied Cus-
tumers. Free Estimates. 727-459-6968..
Free Estimates. We Do Itall! You Don't Pay Till
Job is Complete, Great References! 727-688-
9565. Licensed & Insured.
Maintenance. 16yrs. Experience, No Job to
Big or Small. Reasonable, Reliable and Free
Estimates. Call Kurt 727-520-4.157.
GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experi-
ence, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends.
Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed.
Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount,
Service. Quality Craftsmanship at Affordable
Prices. Honest, Reliable, Insured, References
Available 727-709-3997.
ing? Small Repairs? Hauling? Clean-ups? Just
Call Lisa D. 727-421-5257. Lic. and Insured.
Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm
Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester,

Air Conditioning, Heating &
Service Repairs Sales Installation
1"We HAruina All Rrandl,

384-0016. Honest, Dependable, 25+ Years
Experience. State Licensed & Insured. I Stand
Behind My Work. #CAC057210.

Saturdays at regular rates!
Licensed and Insured CAC1814839

Air Conditioning
and Refrigeration, Inc.
LIC. #CACO042753 25 Years Experience

Call: 321-2208

Heating and Cooling Products
*10 Yr Parts Warranty
S o entire unit if compressor fails
in first 8 years.
Call for Low Rates!
We will Beat All Other Quotes!
(On Installations & Change Outs)

No Service
Charge with
,ge lagRI w Evening &
"Same rates seven days a week Appointments

727 P.O. Box 4001
709-7979 St. Petersburg, FL. 33731

Commercial. All Type.s, Shingle & Tile Special-
ists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let "A
Old-Timer" Do It! Licensed RCC0051451 and
Insured. 824-9996.
Call on experienced help!

Free Estimates Senior Citizen Discounts
Development & Construction Company Inc.
327-2100 /// 515-7509 cell III 321-5717 eves
Padiula Family, Providing Quality Construction Services since 1895
FLA. ST. CERT. #CBC-035154

Bedrooms Room
.* Baths X Additions
Kitchens Porch
Storm ri Enclosures
otetion Soffit &
Protection Fascia

Whitman Contractor Inc.
All Types of Remodeling Free Estimates
Bill (Skip) Whitman
Licensed & Insured LC #CR C052336
New Floor! New Year Resolution for Floor Res-
toration. Terrazzo, Tile, Wood. 727-321-3396.

Home Im H I Lawn/Lans

S Driveway Specialist
Patios, sidewalks, screen rooms & more
No job too small
Family owned and operated
>.F Call Brian* Free Estimate
3 27-8038

Bay Breeze Enterprses inc Drivteways
iuc# CGC042175

Stucco* Plaster* Drywall
Small Jobs Preferred
Call Jim
Lic. #CGC020702

Experie e

1 Buy Factory Direct -Save $$$ I

Residential & commercial
Licensed & Insured

Building Concepts, Inc.
> New Construction
> Room Additions
> Kitchens & Baths
> Master Suites
>Porch Enclosures
> Design Services
> Commercial Build-outs


The Original 21 Year Gabber Advertiser. Car-
pentry, Soffits, Fascia, Decks, Doors, Rotted
Wood. Lic.#C5754, losured. 821-9973.

Brinson Insu


rance Agency

Auto, Life, Health and Home Owners
Business and Personal
1830 49th St. So.
nie Brinson Tel: (727) 328-9878
: (727) 328-9545 Cell: (727) 215-3048

Call Gina at

321 -6965
Deadline Tues. 5prn

JAMES FOX TREE- Trim, Shape, Remove,
Stump Grinding. Lot's Cleared, Commercial
Parking Area's, Low Tree's, Lighting Licensed
& Insured 727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601.

BFW Landscaping
Complete Lawn Services
Tree Work & Stump Grinding
Clean ups & Stump Grinding ESTIMATES
(727) 522-8456
6 Serving Pinellas Since 1967
Trimming, Sodding, Planting & Mulching. Free
Estimates. Licensed. 323-4792.
GREAT YARD WORK- Raking Leaves, Clean
Up Lots, Apartment Clean Outs, Garages.
Trim Palm Trees, Tree Removal, Edging, Etc.
Call Sylvester, 460-8721.
Your Present Lawn Service? Call Me! Cut,
Edge, Weed, Tree Trimming. We'll Make You
Happy! 727-515-9165 Ask for Pete.
Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years
Experience. Reasonable Rates. 439-0792
Leave Message. Lic.#C8312.
Service, Sod, Irrigation, Landscape, Lawn, In-
stall X-mas Lights, Licensed Tree Surgeon,
Insured, MCNisa Accepted. 278-2848.

^^^^^^DOI REALLY HAVE i'i "^-
Call Our Licensed Consultant NOW!
S i a t o- r rep-is. Rooin
Comrca/Rsdeta Reai an- Replace

Replace broken tile
Replace rotted wood
Tile or Flat Roofs
S.O.S. Roofing,

On Any Roof Job
1 y 01 -0 1

PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $12 per
issue. Call 321-6965.

Always Discounted Rates For Gulfport Residents. FREE
Certified Mangrove Trimming Specialist
322-0890 MULCH
Over 20 Years
in Gulfport
_Certified Arborist Over 10 Years ..
Member International
Society of Aborculture
Board Member Gulfport Licensed/Insured
Chamber of Commerce. Lic.# FL-0203A

58 Gabber January 17-January 23, 2008

LanLns Pn In P


Licensed & insuredd

(727) 235-9454
I domkedetail@yahoo.com

DAN'S HAULING-341-1135. Full Service
Cleanups. Bobcat & Demo Work.
House, Garage, Warehouses, Yards. Truck &
Dump Trailer. Free Estimates. Call Jim, 365

it Painted by a Professional with a Price you
will be Comfortable With. Lic. C-8369 & In-
sured. Call John, 644-6194, 321-1797.
Residential/Commercial. Interior & Exterior. 20
Years Experience. Lic.#C-8433. Insured. Call
Phil, 327-7926.
GET THE BEST-No Mess! Scott Daley Paint-
ing Contractor. Interior/Exterior, Insured. #C-
7965. Since 1985.Will Beat Written Estimates!
Call Anytime. 727-381-2057.

"Best Prices on all
Exterior, Interiors,
Roof Painting & Driveways
30 Years Company
Using only finest products GUARANTEED!
727-215-1870 or 727-441-3254
Lic. # CP5596
terior Home Repair/Pressure Cleaning. Dry-
wall Repair/Texturing. Senior Discount. Better
Business Bureau, Lic#7761. 822-4126.

Tim Barrett Painting Inc. Honest & Depend-
able, Interior/Exterior, Sherwin Williams Paint,
Free Estimates, 15yrs. Experience. Licensed
and Insured, C9762 727-391-6694.
Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008

PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates.
Commercial Residential References Upon
Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.

Painting, Wallpapering & Faux Finishing
Stripes & Tuscan Glazing
Ceramic & Marble Tile Installed
Color Consultation & Decorating Help
Member Chamber of Commerce

Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall,
Taping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates.
Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-

Senior Discount

Emergency Service

Faucets Sewer & Drain
*Toilets Cleaning
*Water Heaters Leak Repair U

-.- l


Replacements; Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning,
Remodels, New Construction, Accepting
Credit Cards. Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-

Need a Real Plumber?
I Drain Cleaning Water Heaters I
I [ I
Racette's Plumbing I
727-823-6425 1
LIC. #C-8336
M iscl neus mmmmi

Luxury Car Service for the Same Price as our
competitors Share Ride!! 2 or more passangers NO
Meter Charge!! 100% Satisfaction or Your Ride is Free
GUARANTEED!!! Voted #1 for Reliability and Great
Customer Service SINCE 1995. Ride Masters Shuttle,

Blind Dog Productions
Recording: Live SoTind: Band Bookings: Audio
Equip. Rental. www@BlindDog.us
Call Woody & Michael 727-244-4534.

Sunset Beach

Need Help to Pickup Family I/ Friends?
Looking for Transportation to/from
FL Airports to Gulf Beach Hotels?
Presidential Lincoln Town Car Service
At Affordable Pricing Door to Door
Call Bryan for all your transport needs.
Fully Licensed & Insured

Home Theater, CATV, Computer Networking,
Licensed (C-1 0036) & Insured. Visa/MC.

Licensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 522-
4562 or Cell 410-5419.
Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All
Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632.


Realn m0 E f Re-t RaEaeoRtelni

Gulfport. Fenced Yard w/Trees, C/H/A, W/D,
Carport. $725/Month plus Utilities. $600 Secu-
rity. Background Check. 727-251-2766.
2/1 PLUS CARPORT-In Concrete Block Du-
plex. $900/mo Plus Utilities. All New Carpet,
Paint, Appliances, Privacy Fence; Screened
Porch, Shed. 727-452-5943.

Remodeled 2BR/IBA, Den or Office. Large
Fenced Back Yard, Barnstyle Shed. C/H/A,
W/D Hookup. $850/Mo., $850 Security Moves
You In. 4929 13th.Ave. So. 727-278-8131.

Pasadena, Central air, 2 br, petless, smokeless
865 67th St. S. $895mo. plus security dep.

2BR/1BA DUPLEX- Large Bonus Room. Ma-
rina District. $950/Mo. Yearly & Deposit. Pets
OK, No Smoking. Deborah, 727-417-3528.
4BR/2BA OR 2BR1BA/1CG- 4BR, 5311 3rd
Ave. So. Big Back Yard. 2BR, 301 57th. St. No.
Both Freshly Painted. 727-344-0474.
GULFPORT DUPLEX-2/1. Lovely Yard, Big
Porch, Ceiling Fans, C/H/A, Large Closets,
Parking. $800/Mo. plus Security. WSG Includ-
ed. Smoke Free. 727-424-6085.
LUXURY NEW 2BR/2BA- Near Stetson Law
School. $1250/Mo. Call Alla, FLORIDA IN-

Newly Updated. 1BR/1BA w/New Appliances
Including Microwave. Screened Porch, Avail-
able Immediately for Annual Rental. Inicudes
Water. No Pets. $675/Mo. 813-240-4314 or
Wood floors, W/D, New Bath, Plenty of Stor-
age. Rent/Sale 727-204-5001.
1/BR APT.- South St. Pete. $550/Mo 1st and
Last month, $550 Security Required. Parking.
Available Now! 5945 Fairfield Ave. S. 727-302-
Direct Waterview $1000. for 2 Weeks, 1 Car
Only. Small Pet Ok. Call 727-686-3506.
2BR/1.5BA CONDO-Waterview! Golden
Sands #116. $950/Mo. 55+ No Pets. 4902 31st
Ave. S. Gulfport. 727-458-6310.
5901 & 5925 FAIRFIELD AVE SO. 1 & 2BR's
Available, C/H/A, WST Inicuded. $200 Off
First Month's Rent. Broderick & Associates,
Inc. 727-544-1403.
www. broderickrealty.com

Unfurnished 1BR/1.5BA, W/D, Cable. $750/
Mo. Yearly Lease 727-343-5500 Call after
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
1 & 2BR HOMES- In St. Pete & Gulfport. Call
Linda, 688-7923.
BAY ISLAND 55+- Bermuda #353. 1BR/1BA.
Nice-Waterviews. $850/Mo. Leave Message
for Kathy, 1-414-786-1263.

1/2 Off 1st Month's Rent. Historic Kenwood,
2BR/1BA Cottage. $750/Mo. Call Tim, 727-
STUDIO APT. Overlooks, Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently lo-
cated. All Utilities Included. Credit Check Re-
quired. (727)543-3897.
ST. PETE NEAR BAY-Quiet 1BR Apt. Fully
Furnished, Utilities Included, $500,Mo. & Up.
No Pets. 50+ Preferred. After 3p.m. 698-4917.
GULFPORT 2/1 House, Detached Garage,
Fenced Corner, 1 BIk. from Stetson. $900 plus
Security. 727-741-1313.
Gulf View, 8th Floor Corner .Unit, Pool & Fit-
ness Center, 24-Hour Security, Available Jan.
1st., Call to See. No Pets. 727-367-9052 or
1BR FURN OR UNFURN- With 1car Garage
w/Opener, Washer/Dryer Hookup. Large Bal-
cony Deck, $725/Mo. Incl Water, $600 Securi-
ty Deposit. Vicinity 58th St. S. & Gulfport Blvd.
No Pets. 727-710-1949.

To Quaified Tenants within 4 weeks or
We Give You 50% Discount on our
Service! Property Manager Alla
Panteleyva CPMS, 727-251-4004. Search
foe Home at www.EsearchHome.com

2BR/1 BA DUPLEX-In Gulfport, Close to Boca
Ciega H.S. Laundry Room, Fenced Backyard
and Carport $675/mo Plus Security. Call 327-
Stetson. Clean, No Pets, Available Feb. 1st.
STUDIO APARTMENT- Private Treed Yard.
Across from City Hall & Police Dept. $540 mo.
Furnished, Free TV Cable. 727-323-3028

WE GO THERE! 321-6965

COZY 1BR APT.-1st Floor 2 story Duplex,
Behind 5708 Gulfport Blvd. $525/Mo. Water
Included 727-343-7933.
FOR RENT OR SALE- Admiral Bldg. No Smok-
ers, No Pets, 55+, Sun Island Dr. 1BR/1.5BA
Waterfront. 1200SF, 30' Terrace. Furnished/
Unfurnished. $1000/Mo. 3 Month Minimum,
after that Month to Month. 727-360-0063.
$700/mo. First & Lest. Walk to Shops, Res-
taurants & Gulfport Beach. Call After 4pm.
Carmen 727-321-6888.
TYRONE AREA-2BR/1BA 2nd floor Apt.
$700/Mo. W/S/G Included. 2 Blocks from St.
Pete College. 1st/last/security, No Pets. Laun-
dry on Premise 727-381-4203.
2725 54TH ST. SO. APT 3.- Upstairs 1BR,.
Across from Dog Park. $600/Mo, $500 Secu-
rity Includes Water. 727-452-5942.
GULFPORT APT.- Charming 1BR, LR, Kitch-
en & Bath. Two Blocks to Art District. Deck
Overlooks Beautiful Garden. Avail Feb. 1.
$675/Mo. 727-215-6175.
2BR/2BA CONDO- So. Pasadena. Commu-
nity Pool & Clubhouse. Beautiful Ceramic Tile,
New Carpet & Paint. $875/Mo. 727-374-3092.
Bed. & 1 Bed. Avail. Lana McDonald, Realtor,
Marie Powell & Co. 727-776-2262.
READY FEB. 1- Furnished Efficiency, All Ame-
nities, All utilities included, Including Internet
and Cable. $650 mo. 727-321-4191.
New: Appliances, Window Treatments, Floor-
ing, Tile & Paint. 1st Floor, Overlooking Patio.
$800/Mo. 727-698-8762.
Story, Wood Floors, Granite, Vaulted Ceilings,
Basement Storage, New Appliances Including
W/D. Credit Check Required. $1950/Mo. Annu-
al Lease. 5731 28th Ave. So. 727-433-2840.
PASADENA- APT.- Extra Clean 1BR/1BA
$575/Mo. 2BR/1BA, $675/Mo. No Pets, No
Smoking Inside Apt. 7200 Grevilla Ave. Call
Kathy 941-724-4646.
Large 1Br/1-1/2Ba. Unfurnished. First floor,
patio, Gated Community, (55+), Pools, tennis,
Washer/Dryer. $825 mo. 727-345-4084

ST. PETERSBURG HOME-4111 3rd Ave. N.
3/2/1 1100SF, W/D Hookup, Fenced Yard.
Pet OK $1150/Mo., Deposit $1000. 818-368-
SO. PASADENA-Close to Stetson Law
School, 2BR, 'Inside Utilities, $765/Mo. Also
1BR, Close to Albertsons, Water Included,
$595/Mo., 345-7036.
GULFPORT 3BR/1BA-Fenced Yard, Blocks,
from Downtown and Marina. 1100sf., $1150/
Mo. 727-459-8558.

IIDTOWN 1/1 Fresh paint, new flooring & carpeting $525 t M
GULFPORT 1/1 single family cottage a rarity with a great price. $595 f
OLD NE 1 br $595 Studio $495 off street parking, WSG Gas Basic Cable
PERKINS 3br/lba updated at a great price ceramic floors throughout $695 i t
ST. ANTHONY 3 br 1.5 ba 2 story 1930's charm updated w/CHA $995
KAPQK GRAND 2 br/2.5 ba/1 car Town Home on pond, full amenities $1295 i

3^X Rentals & Realty, Inc. (727) 867-3767

Gabber January 17- January 23, 2008

RealE sta te f or Rel E e fr R t s

rage Apt. Newly Remodeled, Large Kitchen,
Living Room and Enclosed Porch. CHA,
Fenced CourtYard, Private Entrance, Covered
Parking. Beautiful Wood floors. Close to Beach
and Art District. Water Included, No Pets/Sec-
tion 8. Non Smoker Preferred $800/Mo. plus
1 st/last/security 727-492-7045.

Point Brittany 2BR/2BA. Furnished with All
Amenities. Beautiful Sunsets from Balcony.
Heated Pool Year Round. Available Now. 727-
w/Private Patio. Ideal Location, $585/Mo In-
cludes Utilities. $585 Deposit and Credit
Check Required. 727-776-9787.
KEY WEST BUNGALOW-in Gulfport. Over
1300sf., 2/1, Luxury Bath with Claw foot Tub
and Separate Oversized Shower. Hardwood
Floors, Fireplace, Fenced Yard, will Consider
Pets, Room for RV or Boat Parking. $1000/
Mo. for Annual Lease, $50 Application fee to
include Credit Check. Offeredby WEICHERT
772-3630, owner is agent. 5305 9th Ave. S. in
C/H/A, $700/Mo. Laundromat. Also 1BR/1BA
with Florida Room in TI. $650/Mo. Both 1st/
last/Deposit 727-360-5724.
S. PASADENA-Bay Island (55+) 3 Mo, Minium.
Unf. 2BR/2BA $800/Mo. Annual. Furn. 2BR/
2BA $1500/Mo, Seasonal. Furn. 1BR/1BA
$1200/Mo. Seasonal. F.C. TUCKER/GULF
BEACHES Bill Hubert 727-360-3015.
ST. PETERSBURG-Bright/Airy Garage Apt.
4162 1/2 3rd Ave. So. 171 Off Street Parking.
$495/Mo. Deposit $500. Small Pet OK 818-
Newer A/C, Double Fenced Lot, Pets Nego-
tiable. Short Term Lease Possible $1050/Mo.
plus Utilities. 3747 6th Ave. N. 727-686-6130
1 BR/1 BA DUPLEX- Quiet Gulfport Neighbort-
hood. $600/Mo. 1st, Last, Sec. 727-643-9163.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $12 per
issue. Call 321-6965.
1BR OLD SOUTHEAST Deck, Private, Ca-
ble, Water Included. $600/mo. No Pets, Credit
Check. 727-824-8809.
1BR UNFURNISHED APT.- 3031 54th St. S. 1
Block from Beach, Across from Veterans Park.
$600/Mo. + Security, W/G/S Included. New
Carpet Throughout, Freshly Painted, New AC.
New Kitchen Tile, New Stove. Responsible pet
owners welcome. Clean well maintained quiet
building. Available Now. 727-409-9984 Days,
727-327-1646 Evenings.
GULFPORT GARAGE Storage Only, $75/
mo. 727-341-1442.

2.5BR/1BA, Wood Floos, One Block From
Beach, Asking $1500. Also Behind Beach
House 1BR/1BA Apt. $700. Call Craig 727-
6100 GULFPORT BLVD. UNIT 115A- Avail-
able Immediately, 2BR/1BA, Gated Condo w/
Pool. $1150/Mo. 3 Year New Remodel. Across
from Stetson. Call David, 727-244-0989.

Gabber January 17 January 23, 2008

Office Area. 5708 23rd Ave. So. $1100/Mo.
Newly Renovated 1/1, w/Lg. Florida Room,
Possible 2nd BR. W/D Hookups, 2825 54th
St.So. $725/mo. plus Utilities. 727-341-1442.

ST. PETE BEACH 3-minutes from Beach.
1BR/1BA Fully Furnished. Utilities, Elec-
tric and Satellite TV Included. Walk to Local
Stores. $900/Mo. plus 1st/last/security. 727-
nished 1 BR/1 BA Apt. C/H/A, W/D, Includes All
Utilities & Cable. Small Pet OK. Short or Long
Term. Enjoy Gulfport! 813-671-8530.
TREASURE ISLAND- Nicely funished 1BR/
BA Paradise Island. $800 6 Mo Lease or
$1000 Month-to-Month plus Utilities. Walk to
Beaches. 727-360-3015.
1ST WEEK FREE!-Sunny Room & Bath near
Art District. Furnished, Fridge, Microwave.
Non-Smoker. No Pets. Includes Utilities. $500/
Mo. 1st/Last/Security 727-345-1869.

terview, Pool, C/H/A Sauna, Dock. Available
Feb. & Mar. $1250/Mo. Commodore 11760
Capri Circle S. 727-367-3100.
STUDIO ST. PETE BEACH-Steps from Beach.
New Upscale Renovations, Private. Weekly,
Monthly, Seasonal. Everything Close! 727-
6884721, 727-363-1430.

nished Room, Quiet Neighborhood, Utilities
Included. $400/Mo. $150 Deposit. No Smoking
& Drug Free. 344-5206 or 813-927-7885
MAXIMO MOORINGS-Behind Marina, Share
Large Pool Home, Furnished Room, TV, W/D,
Private Bath, Utilities Included, $700/Mo. +
$300 Security. Robin, 727-776-8610.

Large Room, Full Kitchen Privileges. $95/Wk.
Call Tim, 727-698-3506.
ROOMMATE WANTED Block from Beach
and Shops, $500/mo. Call 810-1846.
ROOMMATE WANTED Block from Madeira
Beach, $500/mo. or $125/wk. Utilities Includ-
ed, Pets & Smokers O.K. Furnished or Unfur-
nished, Boat & Car Parking 678-0166.
ROOMMATE. WANTED-Quiet Atmosphere,
Share Kitchen/Bath. $100/Week, $100 De-
posit. All Included. 422-2705.
EXTRA LARGE ROOM-Private Entrance,
Refrigerator, Shower, Privileges, Furnished.
Close to Mall, So. Pasadena/Gulfport. No
Smoking/Pets. 727-347-9312 after 7:30p.m.

WORKSHOP/STUDIO-Gulfport Art District.
Bathroom, 400 sq. ft. Newly painted. Clean
and cute. $400/mo., Water Included. 727-686-
Madeira Beach Location. 2nd Highest Cause-
way Traffic Count in Pinellas. Ample Parking,

or 2BR Condo in Town Shores or Bay Island.
March, 1/Mo. Flexible. Great References. Non
Smoking/Drinking 609-641-7945 or 609-432-
Small Furnished Apt. for One Month While
Contractor Repairs Water Damage in Home.
Non-Smokers with Small Elderly Dog. Dates
Somewhat Flexible, But Want Work on Home
To Begin ASAP. Call 384-4171.

All ^T^real estat adertismnjT^ ts Bin

,litillegl to advelrtise"nypeerne
race, color rlKJTMigionehadcp
familial staus or nationl origin, or an~llJ

limtationr iscimination
State lOj^g~jaws orid iscrMiminationrin^^^^
the K'safle, rentloradvriTsT'ing of-rea

estate bsed on =factors inaddtM^ion to
B~those protected under federal law.^^^B

Lisa has eane th ttl o G lf or's reatonhi
Let's face it. This is on h heof the most comply icated and T
difficult housing markets we've seen in a long time. If VsAr 7
you're thinking of listing your home, you need solid
advice from a trusted and proven professional.
Someone who will take the time to get to know you
and your own unique needs. Someone who will give
you personal, tailored advice and help you set realistic
goals and make the most of your i ndividual situation in
today'srecession prone economy. That someone is
Lisa Stoler

Lisa has earned the title of Gulfport's 'relationship
realtor.' Those who have worked with herknow that
EThinking of listing? Smart sellers sit and chat with Lisa
she genuinely cares about her clients...building solid first to assess their situation in today tough economy.
relationships that put the right buyers with the right Working together with you in a low pressure dialog
sellers. And she contin ties -to work as a full ti me realtor she'll help you car because she Understands that your listing requires more you sound advice on getting your Gulfport home sold.
than a part time commit-ent to get it sold.

Lisa is a Gulfport resident and specializes exclusively in.
Gulfport homes. In 2007 her total sales and listing
volume was more than $2.6 million dollars. Because
she has an intimate understanding of her hometown,
she'll help you make realistic pricing decisions and
market your home in the most effective way.

Yes, times are tough. But making the right decisions.
about listing your home doesn't need to be. Don't
make costly mistakes. Call or e-mail Lisa today!

Lisa Stoler
"Your Relationship Realtor"
Cell 727-686-3767
E-mail Lisa@LStoler.com

7:7 3.0 1500

62 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2008

Prfssoa Prpet Managem.n

"Work with a realtor who cares about YOU!"

Marie Drew
www mariedrew cnm

WHOLE SALE PRICED-$137,500. Gulfport/
Stetson Area. 2/1/1 Unique Twin Gable with
Split Plan. Fireplace, Large Screened. Porch,
Large Shady Yard, Quiet and Private. Great
Starter or Rental. Need Quick Sale. 727-430-
S 3550.

Suzanne Olson, PA

REMAX Preferred
5801 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete RBeach. FL. 33706

Block to Water. Oversized Corner Lot Large
2BR/1BA/2CG, Family Room. Motivated Sell-
er. $199,000 Present All Offers NOW! Betsy
Beddow, REMAX AFFILIATES. 727-804-3001,

Suzanne Olson & The 'OR' Team
International Diamond Society Top 5% of Coldwell Banker Agents Nationwide Gabriela Raimander, PA
suzanne@theORteam.com Gabriela@Raimander.com Realtor, EcoBroker
Henry Rodriguez, PA 727-422-1743
English, Swiss, German, French Spoken

Clearwater JUST REDUCED! 3/2.5/2 pool home on
gorgeous acreage off Keane Rd. in Clearwater. Bring
your horse and enjoy serenity off the beaten path while
having easy access to downtown, beach and shopping! It
doesn't get better than this! Reduced to $349,9001
South Pasadena Waterfront living on Shore Drive 2/1
+ beautifully tiled Florida room with glorious water view -
feels like being on a cruise ship minutes from the beach,
down the street from shopping and restaurants. $169,900
St Petersburg Cute 2/2/1 block construction
fixer-upper with huge potential. Bring those terrazzo
floors to a shine and enjoy the fruit off your own trees.
Fully enclosed, heated and cooled porch. Perfect location
close to the beach, marina and shopping center.
PInellas Park- JUST REDUCEDI 2/1/1 all new: roof,
new diagonally installed tile floors,, new carpet, new paint
inside and out, new c/h/a, new sprinkler system
w/reclaimed water and the list goes on.and on.
Reduced to UNDER $150,0001
South Pasadena 725 sq ft of gated waterfont living in
fabulous Bay Island. Bring your pet and your boat and
enjoy the balmy Florida breezes from your spacious
balcony. Glistening waters awaits ONLY $127,9001
South Pasadena (Shore Manor) 2/2 1250 sq ft w/fully
enclosed FL room and magnificent water view, light
carpet and tiles, hurricane shutters, 55+.,
Priced to sell at $172,5001
Non-waterfront Condos from $59,500

Under Contract/JUST SOLD
7400 Sun Island Dr S #805/7,3/3, 2385sq ft, 2crprt,
$499,900 under contract
5020 Brittany Dr S #123, 1/1, $120,000 under contract
7882 Sailboat Key Blvd S #505, 2/2, water yiew,
$299,000 under contract
South Pasadena (Shore Crest) 2/2 waterfront $195,000
- under contract
800 71st #12, 2/2, Fossil Park view, $69,900 JUST sold
2820 61st Way N, 3/2 pool home, 1610sq ft, listed at
$185,000, JUST sold for $185,000
670 Sunset Dr S, 3/3/2 w/private dock on oversized lot -
listed at $699,900, JUST sold for $680,000
1868 Shore Dr S #601, huge penthouse unit w/bay and
Gulf view listed at $275,000, JUST sold for $230,000
7400 Sun Island Dr S #512, 2/2 w/water view in gated
community listed at $224,900, JUST sold for $175,000
7400 Sun Island Dr S #210, 2/2 w/water view in gated
community listed at $184,900, JUST sold for $180,000
1868 Shore Dr S #608, 2/2 w/water view and encl.
porch listed at $149,900, JUST sold for $145,000
1416 12st S 2/1/1, SFR, listed at $59,900, JUST sold
for $59,900
6869 Bay St. 3/2/2, waterfront short sale Listed at
$549,900, just sold for $485,000

Suzanne Olson & The 'OR' Team.
#1 real estate agents in the 33707 zip code!

Buckingham Bldg. corner-unit -
2bed/2bath with wrap around balcony.
Endless water-views $349,000
Windsor Bldg. #1001 Top floor rare
super large 3bed 2 1/2 bath. Completely
renovated corner -unit. Phenomenal
water-views. $385,000
1 P-eac, f For Info Call:
[y]y 727
4 430-8085

REDUCED $50,000-2BR/1BA, Dining Room,
Eat-in Kitchen, Everything New! Large Treed
Double Lot. Wood Privacy Fence. Possible
Owner Financing 727-565-5565.
FIXER UPPER REDUCED- 5th St. & 5th Ave.
No. 453 5th Ave. No. 2Story, Live Upstairs,
Storage/Workshop Below. No Flood Insurance
Required. $119,000.727-345-2659.
3.6 ACERS OF LAND-For Sale. East Dublin
Ga. Near School and Fire Dept. Fruit and Nut
Trees $25,000 727-328-2511.
JUST REDUCEDI 2nd Floor, Waterview,
2BR/2BA, Some Furniture, Appliances, Ready
to Move in!, $69,900.727-345-0052.

in Excellent Customer Service


Gloria Hunter-Peroni Sales Associate 727-776-5226
Kell Hunter Broker Associate 727-768-1939

Owner Financing
.. are you having a problem
getting a loan... maybe I can help!
New on the job
Divorce / Hospital Bills
Low down payment
...I have two sellers that will hold
a mortgage for you! This is not a
wrap-type loan or Deed for sale.

This could be your chance to be home
Owner. Let your tax refund work for you.
S i Tim Swanson

the24hourrealtor@aol com

Gabber January 17 January 23, 2008

JAMISON 208 lbr standard new tile in kitchen & FL.
room. Overlooks 1 of Town Shores 4 pools. Laundry same
floor. Parking in front. Covenient to all amenities.

HAMPTON 411 Here we have an absolutely beautiful
2br/2ba deluxe unit. Offering all brand new counter tops,,
track lighting, double stainless steel sink, new faucet,
above the stove microwave, new dishwasher, tiling in
kitchen & hallway. New vanities, mirrors, fixtures in both
bathrooms, new ceiling fans, new dining room chandelier,
freshly painted throughout. Brand new carpeting, excep-
tional waterviews from every room. Storm shutters,
kitchen overlooks a beautiful pool & Pasadena Yacht Club.
Barbecue in back yard to be enjoyed by all. Covered
parking. What more could you ask for? $185,000

HAMPTON 402 2/2 Deluxe that is absolutely beautiful.
This unit is completely furnished, totally equipped from
pots & pans to a Christmas tree. The decorating is done
in great taste. Many upgrades including newer appli-
ances, a/c, heating, carpet & storm shutters. This is
definitely move-in ready. Pool at fingertips. Come & enjoy
the barbecue in the backyard. Parking at front entrance.
LANCASTER 604 1 Br deluxe, new kitchen with top of
the line stainless steel appliances, laminate flooring
throughout. New windows, a/c, heating. Beautiful water-
views from this top floor unit. $148,800

NOTTINGHAM 211 -1 Br deluxe, beautifully furnished,
laundry same floor. Lots of water, many upgrades,
covered parking, great unit. $139,000
LANCASTER 507 2 Br standard beautiful tile, many
upgrades, wonderful waterviews $158,000

EMBASSY 707 1/1.5 deluxe beautiful gourmet kitchen,
new carpet throughout, new windows, new a/c & heat-
ing. Totally renovated, wide open water. $218,000
LANCASTER #415 2/2 deluxe end unit where incred-
ible waterviews abound. Furnished beautifully. All new:
Windows, to mention; C/H/A; flooring + much more.
stormshutters, too many upgrades Priced to sell at
Ivanhoe 210 -1 br deluxe PpnT'ic views of Pasadena
Yacht Club. Steps 'idbly priced at

AVALON #206 1 Br standard, turnkey, pet friendly. New
bathroom, new tile throughout. In mint condition. Home
warranty offered. $139,000
AVALON #102 1st floor 2/2 deluxe completely reno-
vated. Park at front door. Pet friendly. $159,000.
KENMORE #405 2br/2ba, many upgrades in this
desirable secured I l'B3)oks pool. Carport.
Furnished. $145,000
CHATHAM 404 This 1 Br deluxe offers you a beauti-
fully renovated kitchen with triple crown molding
ceiling beams w/track lighting, fabulous cabinets &
countertops. There is also a new bathroom,
handicapped accessible. Freshly
painted & triple crown molding
throughout. Beautiful marina
waterview from the front door. Pet
friendly. $128,500

Need help with Renting your unit. Please give
me a call.

GabberJanuary 17-January 23, 2008

bll --bc~ ~ c

Unit 908 in the Windsor Building is b
listed below assessed value at $1
covered parking space. Pets allowed

3001 Dupont St. S.
3 bedroom 2 bath, corner lot. This
Gulfport cottage has beeen totally
updated! Including storm shutters!
Call Michael Baggs at

6662 Bougainvilla Ave. S.
3 bedroom 2 bath 2 car detached
garage. Split bedroom plan. Located
on a huge wooded lot! Flood insur-
ance not required! $224,900
Call Michael Baggs at

ack on the market and priced to Sell! Now
74,900 this.unit comes complete with a
,d! Call Michael Baggs at 727-430-7148

3301 6th Ave. S.
1 bedroom 1 bath, corner lot.
Call Michael Baggs at

5136 1st Ave. N.
2 bedroom 1 bath 2 car carport. This
cottage is not located in a flood
zone! Great deck out back! It can
also be used as an office with CRT-1
zoning! $129,000.
Call Michael Baggs at

Gabber January 17 January 23, 2008


Broken Michael I Baggs

t 'S Sale Real Es e frS

Town Shores Diplomat Bldg.
1 Bed 1.5 Baths 1170 sq. ft updated
kitchen, ceramic tile, Corian countertops,
Berber carpet, Just painted, Move right in.

727-343-7137 $174,500

CONCRETE DUPLEX-In Desirable Gulf-
port. Priced to Sell at $180,000. Updated 2/1
and 1/1, With Carports and Separated Utility
Rooms. 727-452-5943.

Beautiful 2BR/1 BA with Carport, Large Fenced
Yard w/Alley Access. Extra Fla. Room. Move-in
Ready! $133,400 Call Jim Tiernan with MARIE
POWELL & CO. 727-460-9352.

Fo Sale By. Owe
1847 Shore Dr. So. #219 So. Pasadena,.
3Br or 2Br + Den. 2.5 Bath.Very large living/dining
room. Large Florida Room. Large Kitchen w/Pantry.
Great Waterfront View! $349,999
Call Harvey 727-345-2802 for appt.

Beautiful Water Views

?14 P.I

7300 Admiral Bldg #606,2/2 corner
...................................... ........ $399,000
7300 Admiral Bldg #605,1/1.5 large
................................................... $259,000
7540 Bermuda Bldg #253,2/2... $229,000
7910 Yorktown Bldg #103, 1/1 furnished
.................................................... $149,000
Possible boat slio

Diplomat #801, 1700 sq. ft. ....$329,000
Windsor #1001, 1700 sq. ft. ...$379,000
Buckingham #412, 2/2 ...........$349,000

S. I

Dverll 1112 bed/2bth deluxe unit w/carport #75 Pets welcome ........................................................................ $175,500
Kenmore #301 2 bed/2bth comer unit w/carport, secure bldg ......................................................................... $200,000
Em bassy #409 lBr D eluxe w/carport................................................................................................................. $190,000
Eton #402 lBr Deluxe front, waterview, carport ................................................................................................ $134,900
2650 Tifton St S 3 bed/I bath Cape Cod home. Steps to Marina and Osgood Point Nature Park ... Reduced to $195,000
5134 15th Ave S 2 bed/ 1.5 bth; blk hm. Updated...;.................................................................................... $145,000
Home with Income 401 35th St South. 2/1 bed/l bth (rents for $750 mth) comer lot Easy care! ..... Just Reduced to $179,000
Starlight Towers 7000 Beach Plz S. #308. 2 bed 2 bath comer unit, located directly on St. Pete Beach. Loads of windows
lighting up this terrific condo, heated pool, private beach front and bonus 1 car garage. Located next door to Upham Beach.
.........................................................;............ ...................................................................................................... $549,000
11325 2nd St E 2/3 bed/i bth block home, 2 blocks to beach off Isle of Palms ................................................ $257,000
Springwood H 2 bed/2bth/1 car garage, clubhouse, pool Great Buy .................................................................. $127,000
Kenmore #108 Enjoy living in this homey updated 1 bed, 1 bath condo. First floor convenience, heated pool out your
back door.
Manchester #114 lovely 2 br 2 bth, wtr view
Nottingham #211 updated 1 bdrm, Ibth deluxe, extra day bed, wtr view.
Hampton #412 2br, 2 bth, newly updated, comer unit, w wtr view
Ivanhne#308 newly updated, 1 br, I bth wtr view

#1 SALES December 2007

Sell with me in 2008
the easy way...

ZONED NSM1-3BR/1BA Masonry Home.
1175Sq.ft. No Flood Insurance Required.
Gretchen Lennon 727-367-8775.

BUILDABLE VACANT LOT Located at 5822 27th Ave. S.
Overlooking Wood Ibis pond $149,000
1214 55th St S REDUCED to $128,9001 Three bedrooms,
attractive remodeled kitchen w/oak cabinets, ceramic tile,
laminate wood floors, private fence backyard
2617 48th St S $189,900. Marina district, masonry 3 bedroom, 2
full baths, whirlpool tub, 18x20 screened deckl Must see insidel
510912th Av S '$98,000 Adorable 1 bedroom, totally
remodeled inside w/detached in-law unit! Make an oferi
4926 10th Av S $149,000 Excellent workmanship, completely
remodeled bungalow-all newer features! Call to seel
6307 8th Av S REDUCED to $129,50011 This is a real "doll house"
w/newer windows, roof, sealing & hardwood floors! Converted
garage could be an in-law apartment-perfect for students
5121 16th Av S REDUCED to $179,0001 Beautifully appointed
3 bedroom 2 bath home built in 2003. Bright, open eat-in
kitchen, spacious rooms, vaulted ceilins & adorable backyard!
Owner motivated--make offers
1701 58th St S REDUCED to $199,0001 Beautifully redone 3
bedroom, gleaming terrazo floors, new roof & windows, complete
new kitchen w/granite & stainless steel! A must see inside!
5005 5th Av S $169,000 Spacious 3 bedroom main home with
2 car garage & garage apartment! Owners not firm on pricell
NEW LISTING: 5631 65th Av N $134,900 Masonry 3 bedroom
in Pinellas Park, newer central H/A, interesting plants & foliage,
TLC in the right places would make this home a prize winner!
5694 40th Terr N #324 REDUCED to $45,0001 Clearview
Oaks one bedroom, first floor condo, double pane windows,
newer central unit, shower. w/bench, great "no flood" area! Must
be 55+ years old, pets allowed, no leasing.

ADMIRAL BUILDING #503 2/2 $275,000
ESSEX BUILDING #404 1/1 $169,000
For Info Call:
j 727-430-8.085

Gabber January 17-January 23, 2008


I... Bus s O t Ps W I

Postcards! For Free Information go to:
Use PIN #47. The Costa Rica Coffee Com-

tomer Service Rep. Bilingual a Plus. Gulfport
Location. Fax Resume 727-327-3255 Burkhart
Roentgen, International. 727-327-6950.
Year In A Great Atmosphere. Be Your Own
Boss, Booth Rental, Own Clientelle. Central
Ave. Location. 727-343-6187.
p any, Excellent Rate Of Pay, Driver's License
ssential, 727-363-1074.
Busy Pasadena Location. Responsible for
Scheduling Appts., Patient Relations. Must be
Detail Oriented and Computer Literate, Have
Excellent Telehone Skills. Fax Resume to:
Part Time Position Available for Website Main-
tenance, Marketing Projects & Literature De-
sign. Fax Resume 727-327-3255.
DRIVER (MINI-BUS)- Part-Time Driver, 15-20
Hours per Week, with Class B CDL License
with Passenger Endorsement to Transport
Elderly/Disabled. Entry $10.35/Hourly. Back-
ground & Drug Screening will be Conducted.
Position Open until Filled. Applications Ac-
cepted at the City of Gulfport, 2401 53rd St.
So. E.O.E.

Prepares drink orders, assist w/purchases
& stocking.Cash register & computer exp.
req'd. Ability to mult-task in fast pace
setting & excellent customer service req'd
Barista exp a plus! FT w/benefits.
Apply at HR Office EOE
1401 61st St. S. Gulfport, FL 33707
or email at hr@law.stetson.edu
EXTRA DOLLARS-very PT to Assist Handi-
capped Lady. 6-7hrs per week, Reference
727-546-1267 after 4pm.


Looking for Work?
Dance. To Teach Children in Gulfport'. P/T,
Evenings, Great Pay. www.allamericanyouth.
org. View Employment Opps. Then email Re-
Gabber January 17 January 23, 2008

Dependable & Caring, Excellent References,
17 yrs. Gulfport Resident. 422-2705.
ing, Love Animals. Gulfport, No Driving 727-

we go


Since 1968
Serving the South Pinellas Communities every
Thursday for thirty-seven years

$175 & UP
Paid For Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans. Title or Not.
With Nearly New Tires for a Cadillac. $250.
1988 JEEP COMANCHE-Pick-up 5sp, 6cyl.
$850. Cash obo 727-851-5865.
30,000 miles on New Motor. A/C, Dependable
Transportation, Trailer Hitch. $500. firm 727,
1995 FORD AEROSTAR-Mini Van. Dual Air,
Auto, 106,000 Miles. No Rust, Clean! 3 Row
Seats $1175 obo 727-851-5865.
2004 SUZUKI VERONA- Fully Loaded/Leath-
er, 29,500 Miles. Below Kelly Blue Book, Ex-
cellent Condition, Must Sell. $8900 o.b.o. 727-
AUTOS FOR SALE- '97 Chrysler Sebring
Convertible. Loaded, Mint. $3500. '99 Plym-
outh Voyager Grand SE. Loaded, Mint. $3500.
'00 Ford F150 XLT Longbed PU, $4900. '97
Dodge Intrepid Sport. Low Miles, Overheated,
First $450 takes it. 727-344-0437.

Buying Cars for Cash!
All Cars Wanted!
Clunkers Gems!
All Cars Paid for in Cash
Cab. Excellent condition. $100 firm. 520-
CASH $300 & UP- Titled or Not. 727-328-

94 Escort S $1177 Cash
91 Blazer $1277 Cash
93 Century $1277 Cash
95 Corsica $ 977 Cash
94 Escort $1377 Cash
90 T-Bird $1477 Cash
95 Escort $1277 Cash
84 Cougar $ 877 Cash
92 Dakota P/U $1577 Cash
99 Saturn $2077 Cash
84 LTD II $1177 Cash
86 Ranger P/U $1277 Cash
87 Ford F150 $1677 Cash
96 Neon $1177 Cash
93 Chevy Van $1577 Cash
98 Achieva $1477 Cash
92 Cavalier $1277 Cash
97 Ranger Splash P/U $3550 Cash
94 Cutlass $1377 Cash
91 Honda $1477 Cash
79 Pontiac S/W $ 677 Cash
98 Plymouth Voyager $1877 Cash
94 Caravan $1577 Cash
95 Saturn $1377 Cash

MOTORCYLE Honda Rebel, Black, 1986,
Runs Good. $900. 727-421-5257.
6ft. bed. Dbl. cab. Toyota Tundra. 04-06 $100.
Muffler Complete System- less than 400 miles.
$85.520-4261 (Iv. Message)

Buy it. Sell it.
Gabber Classifieds Work!

Pursuant to Ch 713.78 Below said
vehicles to be auctioned to satisfy
towing and storage liens at
A-1 Recovery
at 10:00am
2600 24th St. N.
St. Petersburg
1988 FORD 1FMCU14T6JUE20167 2/2/08
2002 NISSAN 3N1AB51D82L703965 2/3/08
1995 FORD 2FMDA5148SBA71327 2/4/08
1990 FORD 1FTCR10A9LUA23792 2/7/08
1997 FORD 1FMDU32E5VUB68048 2/8/08
1989ACURA JH4DA1740KS005170 2/9/08
1990 PONTIAC 1G2NE14D4LC200235 2/10/08

rtm_ e

2004 PT Cruiser 0 mub.
1-owner, only 15,000 miles
$199 01.
Tax, tag & title
66 mos.

68 Gabber January 17 -January 23, 2008

gelii y_ Nl hi WAd[ =1 : 4 d I 4 J I =1 -L I [=1 li :4" I

Coptr/lcrnc General Want

PUT YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $8 per is-
sue. Call 321-6965.

321-1543. Call M-F only!
less Steel Hood $150. Side by Side Refrigera-
tor $75. Char-broil Gas Grill with Side Burner
and Griddle, 6 Months Old $125. 727-324-
KITCHEN AID FRIDGE-Excellent Ice Maker
20CF $200.727-867-8071.
PUT YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $8 per is-
sue. Call 321-6965.
Great. Remodeling, $50. obo 727-319-0925.

100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
Stories of Pinellas County. Small Adventures
Bookshop, 3107 Beach Blvd. 727-347-8732.
Closed Sunday & Monday.
der Counter. $50. Jacuzzi Tub, 6 Jet, Kohler.
Very Large 6' x 8' Beige $300. 727-821-8170.
COFFEE LOVERS- Location, Location, Loca-
tion. Coffee from Costa Rica is the Best! To
Order Some go to:
Please use PIN #47. The Costa Rica Coffee
Company where Location is Everything!

Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
WEDDING DRESS- Perfect condition. Cost
over $900. Selling for $300. Size 16 727-432-

Jewelry, Books, Incense, Drums, Harps,
Flutes, Bagpipes, Sitars & More. Huge Selec-
tion pf Jewelry just Arrived! Tuesday-Saturday
10-6.722 Pasadena Ave. So., 345-2800.
Business is Great, Thank You!
GUN CABINET-2 Glass Sliding Doors, 2 Draw-
ers. Holds 12 Guns. $125. 727-866-9029.

Marina, Madeira Beach. 727-393-2090.

FREE TO GOOD HOME- Very Affectionate
Calico Cat. 727-776-9787.

Call Gina at

321 -6965
S Deadline Tues. 5pm

S-clip & Save- -- - - -
Anthony Antiques & Appraisers Est.1969

L -Clip & Save - - -
Lucite Furniture, Purses, Accessories. Cos-
tume, Vintage Jewelry. Sterling. Scrap Gold:
Chains; Jewelry. Coins. John Sutorius, 385-
Reels, Rods, Tackle Boxes. New, Used or An-
tique. Call Captain Jim, 727-460-9352.

January 19 & 20, 2008. Bottles, Pottery, Post-
cards, Stoneware, and Much More! 135 Deal-
ers! At the St. Petersburg National Guard
Armory, 3601 38th Ave. So. (Between 34th &
37th Sts. South) Admission $4. Good for Both
MAJOR MOVING SALE- Everything Must Go!
Large to Small Appliances. Living Room Set &
Much More. Fri., Sat., Sun, 9a.m.-4p.m. 5145
Emerson Ave. So.
MOVING SALE-5814 19th Ave. So. Fri. &
Sat. Appliances, Dishes, Riding Lawnmower,
Power Tools, Furniture, CD's, Books and Free
ETON OF TOWN SHORES-3128 59th St. S.
Sat. 8-12. Treasures and Treats, Household
Items, Furniture, Clothing and Baked Goods.

WE GO THERE! 321-6965

PLEASE PRINT your ad as you want it to read, one word per line PERSONAL ITEMS $8.00 for 10 Words and
I SELECT A CATEGORY: COMMERCIAL ADS $12.00 for 20 Words and 400
SELECT A CATEGORY: each additional word.

(1) $8.0o/$12.00 (2) $8.00/$12.00 (3) $8.00/$12.00 (4) $8.00/$12.qO 5) $8.00/$12.00 (6) 8.oo00/$12.oo

(7) $8.o0/$12.00 (8) $8.00/$12.00 (9) $8.00/$12.00 (10) $8.00/$12.00 (11) $8.20/$12.00 (12) $8.40/$12.00

(13) $8.60/S12.00 (14) $8.80/$12.00 (15) $9.00/$12.00 (16) $9.20/$12.00 (17) $9.40/$12.00 18) $9.60/$12.00

(19) $9.ao0/$12.oo

(20) $10.00/$12.00

(21) $10.20/$12.40 (22) S10.40/$12.8

0 (23) $10.60/$13.20 (24)$10.o80/13.60

1 (25) $11.oo/$14.6o (26) $11.20/$14.40 (27) $11.40/$14.80 1419 49'h St. So., Gulfport, FL 33707
advertising@thegabbercom www.thegabber.com
I ______I I

Gabber January 17 January 23, 2008

We're Closrtanyutink...Yourcom uniyp
the Gabber 321e6965



1"0 A& M W A

,,, lf

Ie of T

most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruit-
ful vine, splendor of heaven. Blessed Mother
of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist
me in my necessity. 0 star of the sea, help me
and show me here you are my mother. 0 Holy
Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and
Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom
of my heart to succor me in necessity (make
request). There are none that can withstand
your power. 0 Mary, conceived without sin,
pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3
times.) Holy Mary, I place this cause in your
hands. (3 times.) Say this prayer for 3 cdnsec-
utive days and then you must publish it and it
will be granted to you. TY 4 NYE

Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who
lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you
who give me the divine gifts to forgive and for-.
get all evil against me and that in all instances
of my life you are with me, I want in this short
prayer to thank you for all things and confirm
once again that I never want to be separated
from you, even in spite of all material illusions.
I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank
you for your mercy toward me an mine.

- 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
Tuesdays. G.F.

- 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
Tuesdays. K.R.

the Gabber 321696

Distribution from 54th Avenue North to 54th Avenue South



Since 1968
(727) 321-6965 fax 327-7830

So. Pasadena
Grand Central District
Kenwood Neighborhood
Northwest St. Petersburg
St. Pete Beach
Tierra Verde
Treasure Island
Madeira Beach
Southeast St. Petersburg
Pink Streets
Ptnellas Point

Serving the Community Every Thursday Since 1968

70 Gabber January 17-January 23, 2008


Cjabber January I/ January ZJ, ZUU6j




(12 pound mini

Home of the
4 Minute Wash
2 Minutes To Drop Off
2 Minutes To Pickup

>400 5th Ave. South
Convenient to Stetson, Gulfport,
outh Pasadena & Central Ave.)

Attendant On Duty
SUN Noon to 6 PM
Best Prices
in Town
-$1.25 WASH

University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs