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Publication Date: March 5, 2009
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this week...

Methodist Church
Fish Fry
see page 10

Relay For Life
Luncheon Benefit
see page 11

49th Street
Photo Contest
see page 14

Gulfport First Friday
Art Walk
see page 15

GABS: Who Will
You Vote For?
see page 19

Letters To The Editor
see page 20

Gulfport Lions
Shrimp Boil
see page 27

Town Shores Bocce
Dance- March 28
see page 35

Kenwood Annual Art
in The Park
see page 37

Senior Fun Fest
see page 45


since 19681

Rescued, All Shapes And Sizes

I he annual Uet rescued event held in Uultport last weekend
brought all sizes and shapes of furry creatures.
Alexander the Great Dane with his mom Shannon
Brady and dad Kevin Sitz show off his regal side.
Although he is very tall, Alexander only weighs about
140 lbs and is still growing into his feet.. YIKES!
More photos, page 53

Candidate's Forum Sheds
Light, Reveals Inconsistencies
Last week the six candidates for Gulfport City
Council gathered for a candidate's forum at city
hall. The League of Women Voter's organized the
forum. Over the course of the evening each candidate
answered questions posed by the audience.
See story, page 54


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Check Your Polling
Place for Election
Voters in seven precincts in Safety
Harbor, Gulfport and Oldsmar were
mailed replacement polling place
change notices March 3 to correct a
vendor printing error.
The vendor was unable to determine
which notices were incorrect, so all
6,023 notices were remained, one to
each household with registered voters.
The vendor will pay the total cost for
the remail.
The voter's address is printed on the
front side of the notice, and the precinct
number and polling place location are
printed on the back side. Because of
a printer jam, some precinct numbers
and polling place locations were not
correct for the addresses on the front.
The correct polling place changes for
the March 10 Municipal Elections are
as follows:
In Gulfport (1,333 households with
registered voters): Precinct 209 (31
households) and Precinct 210 (1,302
households) changed from Gulfport
Neighborhood Center to Trinity
Church of the Nazarene, 1000 55
Street S. in Gulfport.

City Moves Ahead
with Possible
Annexation Plan
Gulfport city council approved a
resolution on Tuesday authorizing
the expenditure of $24,450 to Beth
Rawlings, Inc. for preparation of an
Ability to Serve Report and an outreach
program to residents in the proposed
annexation area west of Gulfport
about the benefits of annexing into the
city of Gulfport.
The city had previously contracted
with Ms. Rawlings to do a survey of the
residents of the area to determine their
level of interest in possible annexation.
Her survey results showed that over
60 percent of residents polled wanted
to learn more about annexation.

Every Thursday

Pink Flamingo Home
Tour & Art Shows
The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
and City of Gulfport present the Pink
Flamingo Home Tour & Art Shows
'Then and Now' on Saturday, March
7, (rain or shine) from 10 a.m. to
5p.m. Event features 14locations of
homes from the early 1900s to 2001
and includes mini art shows featuring
nine Gulfport artists! Tickets are $12
and available the day of the event at
Gulfport's Historical Museum, 5301
28 Avenue S. in Gulfport.
For additional information contact

Dolly Tickell, Event Coordinator at
d lii k .-11 11 or call the
Chamber at 344-3711.

Opening Day for
Gulfport Little League
Join us for opening day for Gulfport
Little League on Saturday, March
7. Parade begins at the Rec Center
(5730 Shore Blvd.) at 10 a.m. and
proceeds west on Shore Boulevard
then north on Beach Boulevard to
Tomlinson Complex (1820 55 Street
S.) Lum Atkinson fields. Opening
ceremonies at 10:30 at Tomlinson

Wednesday at 6:00pm
14 $50 Games, 2 $250 Progressive Jackpot Games

6440 5th Avenue South 347-6085
9 "

Complex (Lum Atkinson Field)
for introduction of officers, teams,
managers and coaches. Game time
approximately 11 a.m. Concessions
available for purchase.
Come out for an afternoon of fun
and show your support for the kids!

Sale into the Nautical
Flea Market
Interested in unloading some
nautical equipment or searching
for cool nautical gear? Well, look no
further as the City of Gulfport Marina
is hosting their yearly Nautical Flea
Market on Saturday, March 21 from
7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gulfport Municipal
Marina, 4630 29 Avenue S. This will
be right across the street from the
Clam Bayou Cleanup which is held
on the same day from 10 a.m. to
1 p.m.
Cost for a 10x10 space is $10, so
sign up now as space is limited. Slip
renters are free. Please bring your
own table. For more information,
contact Harbormaster, Denis Frain
at 893-1071.

Our shop recommends (based on experience in our own market with battery life)
that batteries be replaced every 3 years for maximum reliability. Our Interstate
ED-18 battery tester shows the average life of a battery to be 3 years in this market.

S. 10 OFF
5801 15th Ave. S. Gulfport 727-345-7882
Must present coupon at time of service. Fleets not included. Not valid with
other offers or prior services. Offer expires 3-18-09

S$10 OFF
Reg. $34.30
Plus disposal fee&sales tax. Offergodfar mstcars& eight trucks. Includes Up To 5 qlts. Premium Oi,
Fiter, Chassis Lube & 22PI. nspectin. Does not incudesyntheticis
5801 15th Ave. S. Gulfport 727-348-7882
Must present couoon at time of service.

Gabber March 5 March 11, 2009

Available at City Hall
The City of Gulfport is now a PSTA
GO Card location. The GO cards
can be used on PSTA buses and the
new Gulfport/ St. Pete Beach Trolley
Looper. There are various cards
that you can choose from to fit your
transportation needs.
If you are looking to go out for one
day only, you can choose the Daily
unlimited ride GO card which is valid
for one day of unlimited rides. The
Regular fare is $4 and the reduced
fare is $2.
Also available is the 7-day unlimited
ride GO card, valid for 7 consecutive
days of unlimited rides beginning the
first time the card is used. Regular
fare available only, $20.
You can also choose the 31 day
unlimited ride GO Card, valid for 31
consecutive days of unlimited rides,
beginning the first time the card is
used. Regular Fare is $55 and reduced
fare $35.
And for youth, 18 and younger,
use the Platinum Pass. Valid for 7
consecutive days of unlimited rides
beginning from the first time the card
is used. Youth Fare $12.50.
To receive reduced fare rates, proper
ID is required:
For Youth, they must have a School
Student ID or Government-issued
Photo ID showing age. (Note: ID is
required for middle and high school
age riders). This is valid for the
Platinum pass.
For seniors 65 and older, they need
either a PSTA Special Citizen ID or
Government-issued ID showing age.
This is valid for the Reduced Daily
and 31 Day GO Cards.
Medicare Cardholders (Card issued
by Federal Government), they need

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an original Red/White/Blue Medicare
Card. This is valid for the Reduced
Daily and 31 Day GO Cards.
Disabled (Qualifying disability
verified via application process). This
is valid for the Reduced Daily and 31
Day GO Cards.
PSTA Youth ID Card to show
eligibility for discounted fares
All of the above are qualified for
reduced cash fare.
Gulfport City Hall location is 2401
53 Street S. in Gulfport. Lists of bus
routes are available at City Hall.
Cash payments only are accepted for

all go cards. For more information,
call 893-1000. To obtain special PSTA
Photo ID, call the PSTA InfoLine at

Red Hot Beach Nuts
The Red Hot Beach Nuts, a charter
member of the Red Hatters Society,
went to Derby Lane in February. On
February 26theywentto ( 'h. I .I.\ .iv' s
for lunch. They ate outside and
enjoyed good food and friendship.
They also donated items for the U.S.
troops to American Legion Post 125.

You may be eligible for the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit)
based on your earnings & filing status. You may also be
Eligible for the Child Tax Credit, Elderly Credit or Disability

Take advantage of FREE quality electronic filing by IRS
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Open a bank account, build savings or pay bills and
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VITA (Volunteer Tax Assistance) Sites Pinellas County Locations

Tampa Bay Beaches
Chamber of Commerce
6990 Gulf Blvd.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33706
Childs Park YMCA
691 43rd St. S.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711
James B. Sanderlin
Family Center
2335- 22nd Ave. S.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33712
Daystar Life Center
226 6th St. S.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Enoch Davis Center
1111 -18thAve. S.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33705
Pinellas Opportunity Council
34431stAve. N.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713
727-327-8690 Ext. 18
Lealman and Asian Center
4255- 56th Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33714
Languages spoken in addition to English

Thurs. 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Monday: 10:00a.m.- 1:30p.m.
Saturday: 10:00a.m.- 1:30p.m.
January 26,2009 April 13,2009
Monday: 4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Tues.,Thurs.: 10:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
January 12, 2009 April 15, 2009
Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
January 27, 2009 April 14, 2009

Mon., Wed., Fri.: 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
February 2, 2009 April 15, 2009

Tues.: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
Thursday: 5:30 a.m. 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
January 29, 2009 April 11, 2009

High Point Neighborhood
Family Center
5812- 150th Ave. N.
Clearwater, Florida 33760
727-533-0730 *Spanish
Clearwater Neighborhood
Housing Services
608 N. Garden Ave.
Clearwater, Florida 33755
727-442-4155 Spanish
13420 Adams Circle
Largo, Florida 33774
727-584-7200 Spanish
Union Academy
401 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689
727-934-5881 Spanish

Wealth Building Coalition
se,Lao inellas Prosperity Campaign

The Wealth Building Coalmon/lnellas Prosperty Campaign Is supported by JWB Children's Services Council of Pinellas County, United Way of Tampa Bay, Internal Revenue Setvce, Federal Deposit
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economic and asset-building opportunities for low and moderate income households throughout Pinellas County.


since 1968
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, Michael Klatka
Customer Service / Sales
Gina Forgetta, Mary Baumgartner
Contributing Writers
Sibylle Stajich, Cathy Salustri,
Gina Forgetta, Anne Rush,
Greg Stemm, Leigh Clifton
Chris Campas Deliveries
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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 13,000
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.

Information on the Next
City-Wide Yard Sale
You can have it at your Gulfport
residence and it's Permit Free on
March 21 no charge! (Rain date,
March 22).
To be added to Yard Sale Brochure
you can fill out a form at City Hall at
2401 53 Street S., email your Gulfport
address to or
print it off the City's website (www. ) under events and
return to City Hall. The address
information is due by Monday, March
16 by 4:30 p.m.
If you don't have your own space,
you can rent a spot at the Recreation
Center at 5730 Shore Boulevard S.
for $10 (Flea Market is from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. and set up time is 7 a.m.) 27
spaces are available and will be filled
on a first come, first serve basis. Paid
spots are non-refundable.
You can get the City Wide Yard Sale
Brochure on March 20 at all City
Facilities. The Recreation Center
will be the main hub to pick up your
brochure at the day of the event.
Plus you can get rid of all that stuff

you haven't used for a year or more!

The Great American
Clean Up
Over 24 sites County-wide will be
participating in the "Cleaner and
Greener 2009" on March 21. The
City of Gulfport and Keep Pinellas
Beautiful will be hosting the
bi-annual Spring Florida Coastal
Cleanup on Saturday, March 21st
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Clam Bayou
Nature Park (49th St. S. to 19th Ave.
S. east to Miriam St.) in Gulfport.
People with non motorized vessels
(kayaks and canoes) as well as
people traveling via land based are
encouraged to sign up at the Clam
Bayou the day of the event for an
enjoyable day while lending a hand
to help keep the Bayou clean.
Free t-shirts, beverages and lunch is
provided to all dedicated volunteers.
It's a great way to enjoy being outside,
meeting your neighbors and helping
the Bayou. For more information on
the cleanup, please contact 893-1092
or 893-1067.



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Contact Lens Specialists
Children & Adult Vision Care
Quality Fashion Eyewear Treatment of Eye Disease
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Gabber March 5 March 11, 2009


Jim Greenwald
Elect a city councilperson who is willing to put stronger measures into the
city charter to prevent HIGH RISES on our beach and shoreline.
Elect a councilperson willing to cut city expenditures without cutting city
services by better utilization of city resources and employees.
I will resist the temptation to sell off city property for short term gai
Let's put more trash and cigarette butt receptacles around town for a
cleaner Gulfport.
Let's protect our bay and estuaries by prohibiting toxic chemicals from their use in the city.
Smarter Codes & Ordinances... Update the City Charter, Building Codes and Ordinances to make them more realistic for
today's world.
As an accountant I will pay close attention to the city budget and requests for expenditures.
Provide realistic solutions to our parking and transportation issues to better serve all of Gulfport's citizens.
Encourage the government to provide the example to go greener with the use of alternative energy and xeriscaping city
I will fight the forces that want to change Gulfport for their own financial gain.
If you want more HIGH RISES in our city, YOU DO NOT WANT TO VOTE FOR ME.
I have been a sailor since 1969, an accountant since 1972, lived in Gulfport since 1996, Active in city affairs since 1999
and a local businessman since 2008. I have served the city on two committees and attend most city council meetings.
Lets pull together to make all of Gulfport a nicer place to live.

Please vote for
Jim Greenwald, City Council Ward 2
March 10, 2009.
Paid political ad sponsored and approved by Jim Greenwald, Candidate Ward 2, Gulfport City Council.

Gabber March 5 March 11, 2009

All-Pro Dad Day
at Williams Pier
Every year in Gulfport, kids and
their dads have a special day to
hang out while they cast out with
their fishing poles and hope to catch
the big one. That day is All-Pro Dad
Day on Saturday, March 28 from 8
a.m. to 1 p.m. at Williams Pier on
the corner of Shore Boulevard S. and
54 Street S.
All-Pro Dad is a national charity
featuring NFL players, coaches, and
alumni, who speak on the importance
of fatherhood, and incorporates a
monthly gathering of fathers and
their kids with the simple purpose
of growing closer and making a

strong parent/child bond. For more
information, call 893-2643. The
national website is www.AllProDad.

Be a Trolley Token
Trolley coordinator, Brian Vanslyke
is looking to broaden the availability
of the new trolley tokens. If you are
a local Gulfport or St. Pete Beach
business that is interested in having
your shop participate as a Gulfport-
St. Pete Beach Trolley token purchase
location, call Brian at 893-1069.
Soon, flamingo window cling signs
will mark your business as a "Trolley
Token" location!



SLadies Designer and Upscale Fashions

: 000's of NEW ARRIVALS including shoes

50% OFF
I ^ All Yellow & Orange Tags
Exp. 3/18/09

Jean Hems $5
I Other minor alterations
Iv I Starting at $7

S50%o off all Jewelry and Watches

Sileen' Resal& e Loutigue
For 18 years, an upscale consignment shop for women & men
5401 Gulfport Boulevard, Gulfport 322-1422
S Shop Tues-Sat 10am-3pm, Closed Sun & Mon

Paint it Pink for
the Cure
On Saturday, March 7, Pinky's
Painted Cottage (formerly known
as Bisque-Itz) will Paint it Pink
for the Cure to raise funds for the
fight against breast cancer. Join
the pottery painting location's pug
puppy mascot, Pinky, for her 4th
Birthday celebration. Paint pottery,
enjoy birthday cake, guess Pinky
the Pug Puppy's weight in the
annual contest, and help make a
difference in the fight against breast
cancer at 2710 Fourth Street N. in
St. Petersburg.
Participation is easy. Just wear pink
to Pinky's on Saturday, March 7. For
each $5 donation made to Susan G.
Komen for the Cure, the leader of
the global breast cancer movement,
the $5 studio fee will be waived. Also
receive a free bisque breast cancer
ribbon add-on and pink bracelet.
Store hours are Saturday 10 a.m.
to 8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit breast
cancer research, education, screening
and treatment.
For more information contact store
owner KayLee Bennett at 821-8399

Low-Cost or Free
If you are a woman 40-64 years of
age of low income without health
insurance living in Pinellas County
you may be eligible for a free or low
cost Mammogram. For additional
information please call 820-4117.
The guidelines and eligibility
requirements will be provided to you
at that time.

Smll A e

Gulfport's Famous Funky Cozy
Cottage Book Shop
Visit Our Resident Feline 1

She Loves to Read Too and
recommends the Classics! ) .
4 3107 Beach Blud. S.
i Tues Sat
10:30 5:30
Gabber March 5 March 11, 2009

Ward 4
33707 www.vote4

I am writing you this letter to ask for your Vote on March 10, 2009, for Councilmember of Ward 4. Thanks in advance for your time,
please take a moment to read this letter.

Please visit my website to see my issues!

I have lived in Gulfport for 20 years in the same small house on 8th Avenue South. I have no ties to current or former elected
officials. I am very independent and I like to make my own decisions based on the facts and what the outcome will be regarding
that decision.

I have worked for St. Pete Beach for 24 years and I understand local government and how it operates. I understand the budget
process and all the laws that govern public employees and elected officials. I will be a valuable asset when it comes to any charter
change recommendations and hiring a qualified City Manager. I have worked for five different City Managers and I know what it
takes to run a full service City, like Gulfport.

I am concerned with the 2010 budget shortfall (almost 2 million dollars) and that the City Officials may seek to eliminate services
and or staff to make up the shortfall. I can help identify things that we can do without. I will NOT support a tax increase.

The other candidates do not have anything to bring to Gulfport, I think that Gulfport needs a "Professional Public Servant" one who
can hit the ground running. I follow the issues in Gulfport and currently the 2010 budget, protecting our public land from being sold,
keeping the Police Department, hiring a City Manager and reducing crime are the really IMPORTANT issues on the table today.

Mr. Henderson is a full time student, he is unemployed and he has only lived in our town for about 3 years. Ask yourself what can a
science student offer to help our City in these difficult times? He has used the Democratic Party to run his campaign and has
violated Election Laws regarding his fund raiser ad on the Pinellas Democratic web page. That is unacceptable behavior in a
non-partisan election.

Mr. Yarborough is a renter in town. He moved to Ward 4, just last year, to try to unseat Mary Stull because he could not beat
Michele King (He told me this.) He works for a public marina which is in direct competition with the City's Marina. What can he
really offer?

Ms. Stull is a nice lady who means well, but she has not represented Ward 4 to the best of her ability and often votes with another
councilmember. Her experience is in a Library and Classroom as a teacher. I do admire teachers!

Gulfport deserves better, so please vte fme arch 10, 2009. will not disappoint

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'Then & Now'

Saturday, Marc 7th, 2009
Rain or Shine!

Map & Ticket $12 available day of event
Start @ Gulfport Hitorical Mseum

5301 28th Avenue South
Tour starts at lOam ends at 5pm

Gulfport Chamer of Commerce 727.34.3711

Dolly Tic1 EvetnC ooori

Book Signing
Due to previous inclement weather,
P.M. Hoon will hold her book signing
of the "Crocodile God" on Friday,
March 6 at Small Adventures Book
Shop, 3107 Beach Boulevard in
Gulfport. "The Crocodile God", an
adventure story set in southwest
Florida, has received many
enthusiastic reviews. Ms. Hoon will
be signing from 7-9 p.m. during the
First Friday ArtWalk.

Branding and
Marketing Seminar is working with
the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
tobring localshopsl memberMichele
Northrup, founder of Intensity
Academy hot sauces. Northrup is a
marketing genius, from all the latest
in social media (including Twitter
and Facebook) and old-fashioned
approaches (word-of-mouth,
fairs). She's been featured in the
St. Petersburg Times and on the
Today show. Seminar will take place
on Tuesday, March 10 at 6 p.m. at
the Gulfport Neighborhood Center,
1617 49 Street S.
RSVP not required, but encouraged
to Please
put "seminar" on subject line. For
more information visit LocalShop s1.
com or call 637-5586. Admission is

5:00 7:00 PM
Sponsored by
Gulfport United Methodist Men
Church Fellowship Hall
2728 53rd St. So.
Fried Fish, Tartar Sauce, Cole Slaw,
Baked Beans, Hushpuppies, Grits,
Tea, Coffee, Dessert
$7.95 per person
Take out available
Gabber March 5 March 11, 2009


Voted to cut taxes
Early Supporter of
Citizen's Crime Watch
Founder of
Movies on the Beach and
49th Street Blues Festival
Key to 49th St. Beautification
and Drainage Project
Fought to restore Clam Bayou

Visit our website:

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Educated to evaluate the bottom line.
Experienced to make the right decisions
Competent to lower the mileage rate (property taxes).
Schooled our "Home Rule".
Understands Public Safety and Quality of Life.
When elected, I will apply
HARD WORK AND COMMON SENSE to the job at hand.
Political advertisement paid for and approved by CourtlandYarborough for Gulfport City Council Ward 4
Sam, I was incorrect in my statement and I apologize.
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Fish Fry at Gulfport
United Methodist
The annual United Methodist Men's
Fish Fry has been set for Friday,
March 6 from 5-7 p.m. Dinner will be
served in the Fellowship Hall at the
church, 2728 53 Street S.
Featuring the always popular menu
of fried fish, cole slaw, tartar sauce,
baked beans, hush puppies, grits,
tea, coffee and dessert and all you
care to eat at a donation of $7.95 per
person, this annual event continues
to be bigger and better each time.
Take outs are available.
Advance tickets are strongly
suggested in order to assure an
adequate supply of fish. Tickets are
available at the church office or by
calling Les McEwen at 321-3672.

Dancers Wanted
Dances are wanted (young or old)
to participate in folk dancing in the
Tarantella Dancing Group of St.
Petersburg. Lots of fun, meet new
people. Call 579-7992.

Gabber March 5 March 11, 2009

Short Film/Discussion
at the Gulfport Library
Gulfport resident and artist Linda
Brassell will introduce and lead a
discussion of"In Bedwith aMosquito",
a prize-winning short documentary
film about her activist mother, at the
Gulfport Public Library at 5:30 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 18.
Betty Brassell has spent nearly
every day of her retirement-rain or
shine-protesting in the streets of
New York City (her walker recently
emblazoned with "Arrest (I .-n.-y").
But when an injury sidelines her
from a busy schedule of protests and
vigils, Betty is homebound and finds
herself wondering how much longer
she will be able to "take it to the
This film has appeared in several
recent film festivals, winning first
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Spaghetti Luncheon to
Benefit Relay for Life
Join the City of Treasure Island in
the fight against cancer by attending
a Spaghetti Luncheon on Friday,
March 6 from 11:30-1:30 p.m. at
the Treasure Island Community
Center, Gulf Boulevard at 106th
Avenue. Ticket prices are $6 for
adults and $5 for children. Advance

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The Jewish Genealogical Society
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9000 106 Avenue N. in Largo on
Sunday, March 8 at 1:45 p.m.
Ann Peterson, staff member of the
Family History Center in Largo,
will present "An Introduction to the
Family History Center Archives"
and will provide guidance on how
to do genealogical research using

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History Centers more than 3,500
of them around the world provide
access to most of the microfilms
and microfiche at the main Library
in Salt Lake City to help patrons
identify their ancestors. Everyone
is welcome to come to the centers
and use their resources. The Family
History Library in Salt Lake City is
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genealogical information the LDS

Church has collected more than a
billion records the world's largest
genealogical collection.
Ann Peterson was the director of
the Largo Family History Center for
eight years from 1994 to 2002, and
for the past seven years has been a
staff member providing assistance
to genealogical researchers. The
Center is located at 9000 106 Avenue
N. in Largo, a block west of Starkey,
on the south side of 106th Avenue. It
is just south of Bryan Dairy Road.
Anyone interested in learning how
to do Jewish genealogical research
is invited to attend. Beginners as
well as experienced researchers
are welcome. There is no charge for
this meeting. For information on
the organization or directions to the
meeting call Sally Israel at 343-1652
or Rita Shapiro at 446-9311.

Monthly Meeting
at Woman's Club
The monthly meeting of the GFWC
St. Petersburg Woman's Club at 40
Snell Isle Boulevard N.E. will be
held on Friday, March 13 at 1 p.m.
The Conservation Department will
be presenting a program on "Palm
Paradise" the selection, planting
and care of Florida friendly palms.
Guests are welcome to attend,
refreshments will be served.
For further information on monthly
meetings, Saturday Group and other
diverse activities which include
art and craft workshops, monthly
excursions, book discussions, weekly
sewing group and card games please
call 822-4982. The St. Petersburg
Woman's Club has been serving the
community since 1913.

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Vendors Sought for
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Volunteers along with retail and food
vendors are being sought for 22nd
Street South's 7th Annual Seafood
Festival on Saturday, April 4, from
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Booths are $25 per
Included also will be the quarterly
Youth Market event with youth and
youth organizations having booths
offering their arts, crafts, fund-
raising products and services. Youth
vendors wanted.

For details and registration contact
22nd Street Redevelopment office
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Enter Photography
With a top prize of $300, the
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South Business Association (So49)
announces a not-to-be-missed
photography exhibition and judging
for all skill and age levels sponsored

by Tampa-based Florida Museum of
Photographic Arts (FMoPA). Judges
are Jim De Mauro, FMoPA assistant
director, and Steven Gregory, 2006
Photographer Laureate (www.
Entries are due by April 6; exhibition
and awards evening is Saturday,
April 11 at the Back Door Theater,
4919 17 Avenue S. at 49th Street
S. in Gulfport. Entries are required
to be shots of subjects within the
So49 district, a wonderfully diverse
residential, business, and light
industrial area.
Supporting So49's neighborhood
outreach mission, Mr. De Mauro
conducts a workshop for beginners
and advanced photographers on
Sunday, March 15 from noon to 2 p.m.
at the Back Door Theater venue.
All forms of photography are
encouraged from film to digital;
Polaroid to video stills; single use
disposals to camera phones.
Entry forms with submittal
requirements are at or
by calling the Association's secretary,
Walt Dill at 323-3455.
Sponsorships are available for $100
in cash or merchandise. Interested
sponsors should call Mr. Dill to secure
award slots.

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The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
office located in the Bank of America
Building at 2808 58 Street will now
take donations of school supplies
and non-perishable goods to assist
local residents in need. "The
Chamber has always participated
in seasonal drives for back to school
or holiday meals, now there is a
year-round need and we want to
be there as a resource." stated Lori
Rosso, Chamber President. These
donations will be distributed to the
appropriate Gulfport entities to
make sure they are used to benefit
our neighbors.
More information on programs
aimed at helping students
and families in need will be
forthcoming. Please drop off items
at the Chamber office between 9
a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. For more
information call 344-3711.

First Friday Art Walk
Shop, dine, stroll and support your
local Arts Community! Gulfport's
First Friday Art Walk on March 6
features over 50 fabulous artisans,
crafters, antiques dealers,
authors, Renaissance vendors
and entertainers along Beach
Boulevard from 6-10 p.m. Live
entertainment including Chic
Lisitano, New Horizons Band,
Julian Riviere, Free Range and
more can be heard throughout
the Waterfront District. View the
stars through SPAC's state of the
art telescopes. The Industrial Arts
Center features demonstrations
by award-winning glass blower
Owen Pach, and offers 20-minute
Blow Your Own Glass Ornament
mini-classes. Art Walk takes
place on the First Friday and
Third Saturday of every month,
year round. Relax and enjoy an
extraordinary shopping and dining
experience on Beach Boulevard
in Gulfport, Tampa Bay's "best
kept secret". Free Gulfport trolley
rides, free parking, pet and family
friendly. Vendors can download the
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mass index (BMI), vision, glucose, blood
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Society to Meet
The Massachusetts Society will meet
on Wednesday, March 11 at 1 p.m.
at the Lions Club on Tifton Drive in
Gulfport. A guest speaker will speak
on Fire Safety. Refreshments will be
served. Sign up sheet will posted for
a pizza party on April 8.

Beta Sigma Phi
Laureate Epsilon Theta members
and guests will meet at Gigi's
Restaurant in So. Pasadena for dinner
on Saturday, March 7 at 6 p.m. After
dinner, everyone will enjoy dessert at
the home of Paula and Gary Lyens.
The hostesses for this social are
Paula Lyens and Paula Roberts.
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Sue Hill at 7 p.m. Paula Lyens will
present the program.
The Past Presidents' Advisory
Board (PPAB) will meet for lunch
on Saturday, March 7 at 11:30 a.m.
at the Panera Bread Restaurant on
66th Street N. Hostess is Kay Ansel.
Sunshine City Council will host a
"Tea Time" Sister-to-Sister Tea on
Saturday, March 14 from 2-4 p.m. at
the Elmer O. Smith Masonic Lodge
in Pinellas Park. Those attending
are requested to bring a tea cup and
saucer wrapped and a special game

will be played to exchange the tea
cups. This is an annual event of the
council and all members attending
look forward each year to this event.
It has proven to be a wonderful way
to get to know our sisters.
The Sunshine City Council Executive
Board will meet on Monday, March
16 at the home of Joyce Keller at
7 p.m.
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,LGulfport Garden
& ^ Bird Club
By Barbara Dye
The program on March 12 is the
ever-popular tour of local gardens.
Arrangements have been made
with some friends and neighbors
to peek into their gardens to see
the many creative ways they have
developed their landscapes.
Please meet at the Gulfport
Labyrinth, 5001 20 Avenue S.
at 9:45 a.m. for a map. We can
experience the Labyrinth and tour
the Blue Berry Patch. (For those
who carpool, it might be best to
leave cars at the Hickman Theater
parking lot). After the tour, Dolly
Tickell has graciously offered her
home for light snacks or you may
have lunch on your own. Dolly's
address is 5702 23 Avenue S. in
This outing is free to Gulfport
Garden Club members; however,
there will be a $5 charge for
guests. The fee will include a one-
year membership in the Gulfport
Garden & Bird Club as well as
the garden tour. Please come join
us on March 12 for a delightful

SPC Madrigalians
in Concert
St. Petersburg College's
musical ambassadors, the SPC
Madrigalians, will perform "Oh,
Eternal Spring", a concert of
beloved musical odes to springtime,
youth and love on Friday, March
13 at 7:30 p.m. at the SPC Music
Center, 6605 Fifth Avenue N. in
St. Petersburg. The 16-voice select
ensemble, under the direction of
Dr. Vernon Taranto, Jr., will sing a
varied program which will include
gems dating back to madrigal
composer Thomas Morley and
Jacob Arcadelt through the
evergreen love songs of Rodgers
and Hart.
Visit this website to hear excerpts
from The SPC Madrigalians' recent
tour of Russia,
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Gail Dibble, Gulfport: "I'm going
to vote for Michelle King. She seems
to have a grasp on the big issues
Gulfport faces. Like this water main
replacement; I'm in a bit of a tiff with
the City. They start digging with
huge trucks at 7 a.m.; they're replac-
ing the city's main water pipes. I un-
derstand the need for repair, but do
they HAVE to start at 7 a.m. with the
noisiest trucks digging and making
all that racket? I come outside and
see guys digging with hand shovels
at 9 a.m. .... Why can't they do THAT
at 7 a.m. and save the truck's digging
for 9 a.m.? I would feel comfortable
calling Michelle about this issue be-
cause I've already called the City a
bunch of times about this. She knows
about what's been going on and hope-
fully she will be able to help me with
this particular problem. I think she
really cares about Gulfport and lis-
tens to the residents' issues. I want
her to win."

Jorgiana Albee, Gulfport: "I
haven't made up my mind yet, but I
DO know that I won't be voting for
Michelle King; she's not too popular
on this cul de sac. We have a big dif-
ference of opinion on Clam Bayou; I
live here and have waterfront access.
Or at least I DID, until the bayou
started filling up with mud and golf
balls. We used to have a 24 foot boat
we kept in the water at our dock; now
we have a 23 foot boat that sits on a
trailer out front and nothing but mud
at low tide by the dock. We can't get
in or out to the bay or Gulf, unless we
put in at the Marina. Now Jim Green-
wald wants to clean up Clam Bayou
and dredge it so we can get all the
junk out of it and have access to the
bay once again. I think that's a good
idea and it would be a greater ben-
efit to us. We can clean and dredge
it and still preserve the wildlife that
lives there. I hope that Greenwald is
elected so that he can get something
moving on the Clam Bayou issue.
Basically, I feel like the Council has
been pretty ineffective lately on most
of the important issues Gulfport now

Deb LeClereq, Gulfport: "I already
voted by mail weeks ago and I voted for
Michelle King and Courtland Yarbor-
ough. Michelle has a great overview of
what the needs are in Gulfport. She's
battled a lot of contentious issues in
the past, but overall, I think she has
nothing but the best intentions for the
people of Gulfport. As I understand,
her stance on Clam Bayou is to clean
it up, not dredge it up. She seems to
feel that the dredging isn't necessary,
since it was never a deep water access
anyway. I think she really cares about
what's happening to the city and I
think she's in favor of trying to keep
the budget in check. But that's going
to be a real challenge. She's seems to
be a real supporter of local business.
I think the Trolley is a good example.
People expected it to make money
right away. But, like anything else, it
will take time to build up a clientele
and when more people hear about it,
more people will use it. In time, it will
get established. I have several friends
who use it now regularly to get to work
on St. Pete Beach. So I think Michelle
is a great choice for Council; she cares
about the city and the people."

Jack Wamhoff, Gulfport: "I'm voting for Pam Prell. I'm a good friend of her
husband's and I've known them for years and I like her personally. I've been
pretty impressed with the fact that in our ward, there has hardly been any crime
except a rare daytime event, where my girlfriend saw some kids knocking down
mailboxes a while ago. My girlfriend called the cops and they got right on it;
eventually they caught the kids. So, Pam is all for a strong police presence, which
I think keeps the crime down. I worked for the city for 15 years and I was a lot
more involved in the politics of Gulfport back then. I just hope the council can see
fit to spend the grant money Gulfport was allotted on important things, instead
of just trying to spend the money just to say we spent it. I think Pam will be a
good choice for Council."

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Many Thanks to a
Wonderful Community
Dear Editor: We wanted to take
this opportunity to thank the people
of Gulfport.
We have a sailboat at the
Gulfport Municipal Marina. Last
weekend (Feb. 21 and 22) our house
in south Tampa was being tented, so
we moved to the boat with our two
cats. My light orange cat, named
Flea, ran up the dock early Sunday
morning while we were asleep, and
we have been searching for her every
day. Flea has lived her 12 years
in several different environments,
including a heavy equipment yard,
loves camping and hiking, and is
very sociable. We know she is smart,
and her choice of Gulfport as a place
to explore and adventure proves it.
We have spent over a week now
trying to find her, and what should

be a heartbreaking task has had an
unexpected silver lining. We have
walked many miles, often up and
down back alleys, all hours of the
day and night. We also bicycled from
the marina district to the art district
and more. Your community is truly a
gem. Not one person has objected to
our searching and our tiresome calls
of "kItty, kitty, kitty". The people
we have met have been consistently
kind, offering helpful suggestions
and encouragement.
We toyed with the idea of moving
to Gulfport and we had looked at
a couple of houses, but this last
week has sold us on Gulfport. It is
a beautiful slice of old Florida that
has almost disappeared, but it is the
people that make it so great. Thank
you so much to all the Gulfport
community. You are wonderful!
Bruce and Cat Donovan

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March Show
By Mary Marsh
The March Art Guild show is a
workshop show. All entries must
have been done in a workshop.
Paintings can be entered on Thurs-
day, March 5 between 9 a.m. and
1 p.m. by members only. If you
are not a member we invite you to
become one. You may enter up to
two paintings per workshop. A re-
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Events at American
Legion Post 125
By Don Phipps, Commander
I would like to invite everyone to
become a member of the Booster
Club. This is a cost of $10 per year
and your name will be listed in the
Andy-O-Gram. This contribution
helps offset the costs of printing and
mailing the Andy-O-Gram.
The Auxiliary is again having their
miniature golf tournament. It will be
Sunday, March 22 at the Polynesian
Putter on St. Pete Beach. Sign up
sheets are in the lounge. Teams of
two people are $15 per person. You
can also sponsor a hole for $10. Funds
from this tournament will benefit the
Sallie House for abused, abandoned
and neglected children.
Friday, March 6, dinner will be
baked or battered haddock, fries, cole
slaw, roll and butter for $7.75. The
second entr6e will be stuffed shells,
cole slaw, roll and butter for $6.
Saturday, March 7, we will be
serving baked chicken breast,
mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable,
roll, butter and dessert for $6.50. All
dinners are served from 5 to 7 p.m.
On Tuesday, March 17, St. Patrick's
Day, we will be serving corned beef,
cabbage, potatoes, carrots, roll and
butter for $5.50 from 11 a.m. until ?
If you plan to attend, a sign up sheet
is in the lobby.
The Southern Knights Band is here
every Friday and Saturday night
from 7 to 11 p.m. This is the best
band around and I know you will
enjoy dancing and listening to their
great music.

Formerly Kids Fashions &
James Mens Ware.
We have all your urban brands
for men, ladies and children
All American Made Clothes

Visit our new location:
2940-2970 34th St. S.
(727) 867-5776

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Sunday Breakfast is cooked to order.
You get eggs, bacon or sausage,
potatoes, toast, juice and coffee for
only $3.50. Side dishes are also
available. Breakfast is served from
8:30 to 11 a.m.
Monday and Fridays, Marlin will
be playing and singing in the lounge
from 3 to 6 p.m. Come in and listen
to some good entertainment.
Lunches are served on Tuesdays,
Wednesday and Thursdays from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Fridays from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from
2 to 5 p.m. Lunches are not served on
Monday or Saturdays.
Tuesday and Thursdays come in
and sing with Ron's karaoke at 7 p.m.
Darts are played every Saturday at
8p.m. Play pool for free on Saturdays
until 5 p.m.
Bingo is played every Wednesday
starting at 6p.m. Fourteen $50 games
are played, plus two progressive
cover-all games for $250. The
kitchen is open during bingo where
you can order hamburgers, hot dogs,
fries, onion rings, etc. Join us for an
evening of fun, games and good food.
The Auxiliary is collecting donations
for troops in Iraq. Items needed

include candy, personal hygiene
items, batteries, snacks, dry food
items, etc. A collection box is provided
at the post. For more information
call Shirley at 510-1919. Let's show
them our support!
We are located at 6440 Fifth Avenue
S. in St. Petersburg. The phone
number is 347-6085.

23rd Annual Marine
Yard Sale
Eckerd College Waterfront Program
(4200 54 Avenue S. in St. Petersburg)
will hold their 23rd Annual Marine
Yard Sale on Saturday, March 14,
from 9-12 p.m.
Event features used boats, including
a large selection of power and
sailboats and motors, will be sold
at a discounted rate, as well as all
types of accessories and electronics.
Other highlights include a raffle for
a variety of items, and refreshments
for sale. Proceeds benefit the Eckerd
College Search and Rescue (EC-SAR)
Team. All sales are final with no

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There's never been a better time to join than during our Curves
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so you can burn up to 500 calories. It's good for everyone.

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Florida Antiquarian
Book Fair
The 28th Annual Florida
Antiquarian Book Fair, the oldest
and largest antiquarian book fair
in the Southeast, returns to the St.
Petersburg's historic Coliseum (535
Fourth Avenue N.) March 13-15.
Event features more than 116 dealers
from all over the United States and
Canada. In addition to books and
manuscripts from as early as the
1300s, there will be books and paper
collectibles of all kinds available for

sale, including: modern fiction, Florida
history, travel and exploration, fine
bindings, poetry, cooking, military
history, Americana, the classics, art
books, religion, illustrated books and
much more. You'll find books about
every conceivable topic as well as
maps, prints, ephemera, autographs
and other paper collectibles. Visit
The Florida Antiquarian Book
Fair runs Friday from 5:30-9 p.m.;
Saturday, 10-5 p.m. and Sunday
from 11-4 p.m. Admission is $10


Tuesday, March 10 Dr. Rehnke
6:30 PM, The Marriott
(Formerly Radisson)
12600 Roosevelt Blvd.
St. Petersburg, FL

Wednesday, March 11 Dr. Jessee
6:30 PM, The Grand Hyatt
2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, FL

If you've considered weight loss surgery, but wanted to know more about the
procedure, then this is the seminar for you. Surgeons Dr. Ernest Rehnke and Dr.
Tiffany Jessee will broadcast a live lap band surgery from the Palms of Pasadena
Hospital operating room. After the procedure, the surgeon will be able to address
the audience and answer questions regarding this life-changing, less invasive
procedure. You can lose weight, and the first step is coming to one of our seminars.

Call 727-384-3422 to R.S.V.P. or
visit our website for information
and locations of future seminars.
Complimentary self-parking provided.


Friday, good for the entire weekend;
Saturday tickets are $6 per day or
$10 for the weekend; Sunday's tickets
are $6 for the day. Admission is free
for children 12 and under, as well as
or students with valid identification.
Parking is also free. The St.
Petersburg Public Library benefits
from ticket sales.

Class of 1984 Plans
25 Year Reunion
Boca Ciega class of 1984 announces
their 25 year reunion, Friday, July
17 and Saturday, July 18. Friday
night's festivities will begin at
7 p.m. at Gators on John's Pass and
Saturday's celebration will continue
at the Sirata Beach Resort, 5300
Gulf Boulevard in St. Pete Beach. For
more information call Cindy Brawner
Nagel at 813-250-3007 or to register,


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5 Explorer John,
or Sebastian
10 Stratagem
14 Capital of Italia
15 Kind of ammonia
16 Powell or Bede
17 Possession of
high principles
20 Bitter
21 Portland's bay
22 Good-luck gift
24 Author Horatio
28 Affirmative
29 Spread apart
31 Draft org.
34"... we
forget ..."
37 Sheeplike
38 Puzzle-solver's
42 Lily cousin
43 Australian lake
44 Valued person
45 Arranged under
47 Factory-owners'

50 Near the kidneys
51 Serving soup
55 Separate
57 Comedian Eric
59 Introspection
64 Ex-premier of
65 Capri or Sardinia:
66 Thessaly mountain
67 Portent
68 Horse or common
69 Quality: suffix


1 Trieste wine
2 Mutt
3 Shadow
4 Kansas city
5 Eccentric wheel
6 Priest's stole
7 Twofold
8 Bookie's concern
9 Shoe part
10 Pale
11 Small fish
12 Spanish article
13 North Sea feeder
18 Nelson or Mary

19 Blob
23 Vend
25 Donated
26 Observing
27 Actress Adoree
29 Deneb or Rigel
30 Skin: suffix
31 Primer dog
32 Lima mister
33 Wading bird
35 Dresden
36 Retiring
39 Trevi offering
40 If
41 Tear
46 Peter the
Great's father
48 Spanish duke
49 John or Berle
51 Edsel, e.g.
52 Seed coats
53 Clamor
54 Bulky
56 Urn
58 Alfonso's queen,
et al.
59 Paulo
60 Shade tree
61 Prevaricate
62 Devotee
63 Scottish negative



Wills, Trusts & Probate
* Preparation of Wills & Trusts
* Powers of Attorney
* Living Wills/Advance Directives
* Designation of Health Care Surrogate

Insurance & Injury

* Homeowners Claims
* Hurricane Claims
* Mold & Sinkhole Claims

Consumer Law

* Mortgage Fraud
* Leases/Landlord-Tenant
* Contract Problems
* DeceDtive Trade Practices

Real Estate &

Business Law
* Closings/Sale of Real Estate
* Business Formation & Sale
* Mortgage & Deeds

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By Matthew Margolis

Dogs and Seniors
"I bought my mom a Yorkie for her
"Yorkie, huh? Cute breed. How old
is your mom?"
"She's 92."
And so began the story that, all told,
included four trips to the hospital in
five months for Mom, as she repeat-
edly tripped over, tangled with and
stepped on her rambunctious gift.
Happy birthday!
The potential benefits to pairing
the elderly with pets are immeasur-
able, but clearly there are risks to
Large dogs can knock a frail person
to the ground. Hyperactive or herd-
ing breeds require a lot of exercise
and attention. Longhaired dogs tend
to shed more, creating extra house-
work and requiring frequent groom-
ing. Many purebreds and older dogs
have health problems of their own,
meaning frequent trips to the vet,
medication and special care.

Basically, any dog can be a hand-
ful in the wrong hands. Or, as in the
case of the birthday girl, under the
wrong feet.
Small dogs tend to get underfoot.
Remember Paula Abdul? Made fa-
mous by her talent as a dancer, Ab-
dul lost her balance and fell on her
face trying to avoid stepping on her
Toy dogs send their senior owners
to the emergency room with broken
hips, broken arms, broken legs. And
a broken bone can lead to major
complications for an elderly person
-- physical, psychological and finan-
cial complications that can take a
lasting toll on the individual's qual-
ity of life.
This is why training and foresight
are essential.
Foresight means you've considered
the risks outlined above and reached
the decision that you are able to suc-
cessfully navigate them. In giving
the gift of a dog to an elderly person,
foresight means asking hard ques-

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Call: 893-2237 or 893-1231

-- Will the dog outlive the person?
Most dogs live about 15 years. If the
recipient is 92, who will take care of
the dog once that person is gone? A
shelter should not be the answer.
-- Can the recipient take care of the
dog? Walk the dog? Remember to
feed and water the dog? If not, who
-- Can the person drive the dog to
the vet and take charge of any medi-
cal needs that arise? If not, who
-- Does the person want the respon-
sibility of a dog? After all, the point
of a gift is to bring joy, not stress, to
the life of another.
After foresight comes training.
Training prevents accidents -- for
the person and the pooch. No dog en-
joys being run over by a wheelchair.
And a dog properly trained to sit and
stay will not only be out of harm's
way, but will be the kind of calm,
reassuring presence from which an
elderly person might benefit.
And the benefits are many and not
to be overlooked: companionship,
protection, the establishment of a
daily routine, the great feeling of
having a purpose and being needed,
not to mention the physical benefits
of exercise, playfulness, the smile a
dog brings to the face and the relax-
ation induced by stroking his fur.
But before you give the gift of ca-
nine companionship, make sure the
hard questions are asked and an-
swered. And don't underestimate
the need -- and value -- of profes-
sional training.
After suggesting to her well-mean-
ing son that it makes no sense to give
a 92-year-old woman an untrained
puppy, he indignantly replied, "Who
has the money for professional dog
Answer me this: Who has the mon-
ey for four hospital stays in almost
as many months?

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Daily Menu
Meals are available at the Gulfport Senior
Center. 5501 27th Avenue So., in Gulfport
NETWORK AT 344-2111

Monday, MARCH 9
Vegetable Ziti Casserole
Corn w/ Diced Tomato
Green Beans
Whole Wheat Bread/Margarine
Graham Crackers
Low Fat Milk
Tuesday, MARCH 10
Meatloaf w/Tomato Gravy
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Garden Peas
Whole Wheat Bread/Margarine
Peach Cup
Low Fat Milk
Wednesday, MARCH 11
Lower Sodium Frankfurter
Baked Beans & Tomato Bits
Warm Cinnamon Apples
Cole Slaw w/Shredded Carrot
Hot Dog Bun/Mustard
Low Fat Milk
Thursday, MARCH 12
Lemon Pepper Chicken Breast
Broccoli Cuts
Parsleyed Potatoes w/Red Peppers
Wheat Bread/Margarine
Fresh Fruit in Season
Low Fat Milk
Friday, MARCH 13
Hungarian Beef Stew
White Rice
Carrot Cuts
Wheat Bread/Margarine
Pear Cup
Low Fat Milk

SPCA Pet of the Week
SThis beautiful cat loves to play with toys like balls or strings.
He is very affectionate. He loves to take naps in front of
a window, a bed, or a sofa. If you want to see Travis or any
other pets come visit them at the SPCA of Tampa Bay, 9099
130 Avenue N., Largo. Visit our website for more details at

Adopt a Track Elder
Meet Henry one of our age 7+ elders whose foster family
says: "This is one super-sweet boy...if we didn't believe in the
foster program, WE would keep him! Just a super pet, loves
everyone and everything. He's easy going, and loves to play
fetch." Henry lives with 2 other greys and an Italian grey-
hound and is good with cats too. If you would like to meet
Henry or any of our other greyhounds, please call Greyhound
Pets of America at 595-7852, visit our website:, or see us
at the Tyrone PetSmart on most Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. Call first if you
want to meet a specific dog.

A Veterinary Center Exclusively For Cats C
22 Park Street South
(Corner of Park St. & 1st Ave. S.)
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New Service
Acupuncture & Traditional
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t1t 0oroscoDe Guide

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).
Ennui sets in, and this is actually
quite positive. It helps you raise the
stakes and play life in a bigger arena.
Whatever it was you were looking
forward to, it probably wasn't enough.
Juice up your rewards. Commit to
scarier challenges. Ultimately, you
create amazing momentum toward
your goals this week.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You've
been lending your talents to the
one who needs them most, or the
highest bidder. Unfortunately, your
joy has somehow drained out of the
transaction. Take the time to use
your gifts for your own benefit and
in a way that will make you happy.
An hour a day is scarcely enough, but
would be a remarkable start.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It falls
on you to make sure everyone feels
respected and important. You don't
have to invent ways of doing this.
Consult the etiquette books. It feels
great to make a proper introduction,
give a gracious compliment or
perform as a consummate host. Your
social success affects all other areas
of your life.
GEMINI (I I.iy 21-June 21). You are
sensitive to change that may or may
not affect you, like the wind changing
directions or a loved one changing
his or her mind. Breathe through the
edgier feelings. Find a way to relax.
The most important thing is that
you don't worry. Imagine the best
outcome and dwell on that thought
until it comes.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll
be thinking and acting creatively to
solve problems. Your style might be
too hard to follow for some. You see
the rules as merely guideposts, while
someone you are working with sees
them as ironclad law. Your best bet
is to quietly do your own thing, and
if necessary you can always ask for
pardon later.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Keep it
simple. You are worthy of love and

adoration just as you are. There is no
need to work hard to impress anyone.
When you find yourself making a
vigorous effort, consider whether you
are doing what's best for all. Give
yourself plenty of caring attention
and the rocky road of life suddenly
smoothes out before you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Talk to
upbeat colleagues and choose happy
friends. A person who gets huffy over
the slightest social infraction or stays
silently, obviously mad is not a person
you need to get involved with. Avoid
those who use a theatrical display
of feelings to punish others and you
will stay immune to their emotional
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Attitude
has everything to do with how
relationships play out. Loved ones
may get demanding. The real reason
behind their requests is that they
need assurance of your loyalty. Make
a big gesture. Don't let pride get in the
way of your enthusiasm. Be effusive.
Show your love and you won't have to
do much else.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Many
will come to you with their problems
-- you'll wonder whether you should
go into the business of therapy!
Psychically shield yourself from
getting too involved. Your objective,
unemotional responses will be
helpful. As for your own issue, the
answer is right in front of you -- you
just weren't seeing it before.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
Unexpected twists might startle you
at first, but don't let anything stop
you from generating positive energy.
Thursday, stay cool even when the
whole world seems to be running late.
A premium opportunity goes to you
just because you're more present to
the moment than the others around
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
Sometimes your role as the ultra-
responsible hard worker gets a little
boring for you. You fantasize what

it would be like to be a creative
slacker, a loveable goof or a foolish
romantic. There will be opportunities
to experiment with different roles
this week. Expect an enlightened
outcome when you do.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Yes,
there are times when it really does
seem that you can have and do it
all. Those winning streaks are made
possible by the lessons you learn
when it's not going so smoothly, and
also by the breaks you take to relax
and reflect. Demand less of yourself.
Cut your to-do list in half. Get more
This Week's Birthdays: You will
be admirably reflective this year,
unafraid to look within yourself to
clear the ideas that held you back
from the things you wanted in years
before. Your commitment to a special
person will give you a tremendous
sense of purpose and fill your days
with joy. There's a good reason to
travel in April. Friends and laughter
fill June. July brings a financial
breakthrough, possibly related to
using your talents in a different way.
Family reunions and additions are
featured in the late summer.

Music at Gulfport
Beach Pavilion
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Carol & Joe are back. Sing &
dance with Karaoke Kraze.
Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Jules is back with is Country mu-
sic. Come join us.
Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Wayne & Bill, Karaoke &
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
March 5, Cookie Returns with Ka-
raoke & Dancing
Friday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Jo-Anne's Karaoke
Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
The Toonsters with J & Lolita,
Singing & Dancing.
Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
Italian American accordion by
Woody for fun and dancing.
Donations accepted
Weather permitting

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Shrimp Boil at
Gulfport Lions Club
The Gulfport Lions Club will hold
their second Shrimp Boil on Saturday,
March 14 from 4-8 p.m. at their den
at 4630 Tifton Drive S. in Gulfport
(right behind the marina), rain or
The menu features a great supply of
fresh peel and eat shrimp, homemade
hush puppies and cole slaw, baked
beans, cocktail sauce, coffee and iced
tea and dessert. Includes a generous
1/2 pound serving for everyone. Cost
is $8 per person, so bring the entire
family. Children under 10 eat for
half price. Additional shrimp can
be purchased at $4 per 1/2 pound.
Unfortunately this is not an all you
can eat dinner for a one time cost (as
most of their events are).
Plenty of tickets will be available at
the door or contact any of your Lion
This is a Gulfport Lions Activities
Project with all of the net proceeds
generated to be allocated to their
community outreach programs,
especially Sight First activities, as
are all of their fundraiser projects
(Spaghetti Suppers, Pancake
Breakfasts, Fish Fry, etc.).
Be a part of this popular annual
social event. If you need directions
call 321-7859 on the day of the event.
Their next event will be a Pancake
Breakfast on April 4.

Experience the
Open on August 8, 2008, the
Gulfport Labyrinth has added wonder
and amazement to this wonderful
city. Nestled in the heart of the

49th Street art district, the Gulfport
Labyrinth is available to help one
ponder some of the mysteries of life.
Examine deep questions and relax in
a peaceful artistic setting. Follow the
pathway and be exactly where you
need to be.
The Gulfport Labyrinth is located
at 5001 20 Avenue S. in Gulfport (on
the east side of Gulfport Elementary).
Open seven days a week, noon till
sundown. Come over before or after
the Art Walk in down town Gulfport
every first Friday and third Saturday.
Hours on those days are noon till 10

p.m. Artist and Philanthropist Michael
Stanley invites you to visit his home
and explore the botanical gardens
surrounding the Labyrinth. Surprises
are around every turn. Admission is
free (donations appreciated).
Events on the Labyrinth: Each
Saturday at 11 a.m., walking and
sitting meditation. Each Sunday at
5 p.m., Power Yoga.
See you at the Labyrinth. Contact
322-2899 for more information or
visit for
more details.

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Recreation C
RECREATION WEBSITE- www. and follow the links:
City Departments, Leisure services,
Rec. Center.
Tomlinson Skate Park Sticker-All
skaters need to purchase a Skate Park
sticker and have a consent form on
file at the Recreation Center. Annual
cost for stickers is $5 res./$10 non-res.
Consent forms are available at the Rec-
reation 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 registration.
Adult Basketball- Thurs. 6-9 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. Extended care available for an
additional cost.
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 Program-Children ages 3-5
year olds. Class times are from 8:30
a.m.-12 p.m. Annual reg. $15 res/ $100
non-res. Monthly rates for the 2-day
program are $33 res./$66 non-res, the
3-day program are $55 res./$110 non-
res and the 5-day program are $88

S Gulfport
ART EXHIBIT (Purdy Friends Room
GalleryWalls): Paintings by members of
Gulfport Senior Artists Workshop, Betty
Staebell, instructor. Through March 25.
Opening reception: Friday, March 6, 6:00-
8:00 pm.
Mosquito": Gulfport resident and artist
Linda Brassell will introduce and lead a
discussion of this prize-winning short doc-
umentary film about her activist mother.
Produced by Sarah Frank, with music by
Noisola and Mary Timony, "In Bed With
a Mosquito" is an intimate portrait of so-
cial activism and aging in New York City.
Wednesday, March 18 at 5:30 pm.
Gulfport Creative Short Story Writ-
ers: Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am.
One-on-One Computer Instruction:
By appointment only--contact Alex Hooks
at the Reference Desk, or call 893-1073.
AARP Tax Service: A free service for
seniors and others on low or fixed in-
comes. Friday, 10:00 am, through April
10. First-come, first-served. Doors close

enter 5730 Shore
res./$176 non-res.
AAYA Cheerleading for ages 5 &
up- Tues., 6-7:45 p.m. Cost is $6/class
&: 1 i .. _; -I, .;1.... Call AAYA 813-
S ",--- r- I .., ,r.... ,nfo.
AAYA Dance for ages 5 & up-
Thurs., 6-8:45 p.m. Cost is $6/class &
II i ,. ._;-1, l,;,.. Call AAYA 813-885-
' I.. ..', , fo .
Basic Drawing -Thurs., 1:00-2:30pm.
The fee is $15 per class. 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
Creative Writing-Fri., 6:30-8 p.m.
Learn how to put your creative thoughts
together and write them down. Meet
others with similar interests and ex-
change ideas. Call Rosiland Miller at
381-1030 for more info
Dog Obedience-Call Lisa at 772-3631
for information on future classes.
Fencing- Wed., 4:30-5:30 p.m. for ages
8-15 and 5:30-6:30 p.m. for ages 16-70
are welcome. Cost is $5 per one-hour
session. Call Jim Campolli at 813-855-
3112 for more info.
Gymnastics Fri., 5:30-6:15 p.m. for
ages 5-12. Cost is $25 per month. Call
Barbara at 804-9400 for more info.
Karate-Mon. & Fri., 6:30-8 p.m. (Be-
ginners), advanced students stay until
8:30 p.m. Cost is $35 per month.
Nia- Thurs., 10:15am. Your first class
is free. Fees are: monthly $32, drop in
$10 a class, or a 8 class pass for $56.

Library 5501 2
at 3:00 pm. Bring all tax papers and a
copy of last year's return.
Craft Club for All Ages: Saturdays,
March 7 and March 21 at 2:00 pm in the
Library's Children's Area. Presented by
Pat Brinkley. (Dates not yet confirmed)
Socrates Caf6: These monthly discus-
sion groups were inspired by the book The
Six Questions of Socrates. Author Chris-
topher Phillips traveled the world to lead
informal groups, engaging people in the
manner of the ancient Greek philosopher,
for whom "the questions are more impor-
tant than the answers." Thursday, March
12 at 10:00 am.
Suncoast Computer Users: Thursday,,
March 12 at 6:00 pm.
Scrapbookers Club for Teens &Adults:
Bring your pictures, books and questions,
and prepare to have a great time! Make
beautiful pages of memories for yourself
and your family. Some supplies available,
but you furnish your own 12x12 scrapbook
album. FMI, contact Kay Boatwright 893-
1074. Saturday, March 14 at 1:00 pm.
Bereavement Support Group: For
family or friends who have recently lost
a loved one. Tuesday, March 17 and
March 24 at 10:00 am. Facilitated by The

Blvd. So 893-1068
Call 727-729-9410 for more informa-
tion or online at
Noisemakers-Mon., 5-6 p.m. for chil-
dren and 6:30-7:30 p.m. for adults. Cost
is $15 per class or $105 for an 8-week
session. Call Gabe at 345-7472 for more
Stretch & Tone-Tues. & Thurs., 9-10
a.m. Cost is $3 per class. Bring your
own weights and mat.
Tai Chi & Health Recovery-
Senior Tai Chi- Tues., 9-10:15 a.m.
Health Recovery-Tues., 10:30-11:45am
Advanced Beginners Thurs., 9-10:15
a.m. Donations accepted. Call Marge at
345-6708 for more info.
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.
Watercolor-Thurs., 6:30- 8:45 p.m.
Ongoing classes $45 a month or $13
per class. Call Patsi at 501-3559 for
more information and supply list.
Walking Club -Tues. & Thurs., 9am-
Noon. Please wear comfortable clothes/
footwear and bring water bottle. Call
John at 893-1079 for more info.
Yoga-Thurs.-6:30-7:30 p.m. Blend
strength, flexibility, balance and relax-
ation. All fitness levels are welcome.
Bring a mat and water. $35 per month,
$10 for a drop in. Please call Maureen at
381-2166 for more info.

thAve. So. 893-1074
Hospice of the Florida Suncoast.
Coffee/Talk: Our 14th annual series of
monthly book discussions continues as we
meet to discuss Louise Erdrich's The Mas-
ter Butchers Singing Club. Join us for
coffee, light refreshments, and lively con-
versation. Pick up a discussion guide and
reserve a copy of the book at the Reference
Help Desk. Thursday, March 19 (coffee's
ready at 10:00 am, talk starts at 10:15).
Short Stories Discussion Group: Pre-
sented by local chapter of Brandeis Uni-
versity Women. Monday, March 23 at
1:00 pm.
Genealogy Discussion Group: This is
not a formal class, just an opportunity to
meet and share experiences and informa-
tion with others interested in delving into
their family history. Saturday, March 28
at 1:00 pm. FMI, call Kay Boatwright at
the Library, 893-1074.

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Services CiGy Sponsored Activities

evsic in the Community

Senior Center 550 27th Ave. So. 893-123

Volunteers Needed for Senior Cen-
ter/Foundation Fundraiser-Volun-
teers are needed to help on a special
fundraising event to consist of dinner,
dancing, silent auction, entertainment,
etc. We need volunteers to work on vari-
ous committees. Whatever your talent,
we need it. Come to a meeting on Tues.
March 10 at 6:30pm. The fundraiser
will benefit the Senior Center Fitness
Senior Center Theater Group-Are
you interesting in acting? Auditions will
be held on Mon. Mar. 23 at 2pm. The
performance (short play) will be held
the later part of April. Special thanks to
David and Jean Smith for sharing their
time and talent to introduce theater to
the Senior Center. Call for more info.
Senior Follies-Sorry but tickets for the
Senior Follies on Fri. Mar. 27 are now
sold out.
Afternoon Art Class-Oliver Norden's
Art Class meets every Friday at 2pm.
All mediums are water based and the
focus is on the beauty of life. There is
room for more students.
Line Dance Class-Line Dance Classes
are held every Thurs. at 9:30am. Class
size limited. Call to sign up. Free.
Lunch & Learn with Attorney April
Hill on Tues. Mar. 24 at 11am. Lunch
included. Topic: "What You Can Do To
Protect Assets for Nursing Home Care".
New Spanish Classes-Beginning
Class starts on Mondays at 4pm; Con-
versation on Mondays at 5pm.
Phone Distribution for Hearing Im-
paired- Tues. Mar. 17, 9:30-11:30am.
Chair Exercise with Phil every Tues. at
10:30am (Senior Center)
Total Fitness every Mon. & Wed. at
1:30pm (Neighborhood Center)
Tai Chi & Health Recovery every Tues.
at 9am (Rec Center)
Tai Chi for Advanced Beginners every
Thurs. at 9am (Rec Center)
Yoga every Wed. at 1:30pm (Senior Cen-
Wii Bowling every Thurs. at 1pm (Se-
nior Center)
Treadmills & Recumbent Cycle, 8am-
5pm (Senior Center)
New: Elder Law Clinic-Call now to
reserve space for legal assistance on
Fri. Mar. 20th. Must arrive by 9:30am
for registration. Help with wills, living
wills, powers of attorney, health care
surrogate. etc. Offered every 3rd Friday.
Must be 60 years of age or older, reside
in Southern Pinellas County and meet
income guidelines. Call for more info.
Italian Language/Dance Classes -Be-
ginners, Advanced and Conversational
classes meet at 6pm every Thursday.
Advanced and Conversational Italian
Languages continue at 7pm. Italian folk
dance (Italian Style) offered at 8pm (no
3rd Thurs.) Newcomers welcome.
Diabetic Education Classes-Diabetic
Educator Sandra Grosvenor offers free
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diabetic education classes every 2nd
and 4th Mon. at 10am. Learn how to
manage/cope with diabetes. Next class-
es: March 9 & 23.
Diabetic Support Group-meets every
Monday at 10am except the 2nd & 4th
Health Insurance Questions?-SHINE
Counselor Sarah Peel can help you with
your Medicare, Medicaid questions or
billing problems and help you select an
appropriate Medicare Part D plan. Call
now for a one-on-one appointment.
AARP Driver Safety Program-Ev-
ery first and second Tuesdays, 12:30-
4:30pm. Fee:$14 ($2 discount for AARP
members). Must attend both classes.
Call Susan at (727) 341-0130 to register
or visit
Support Groups
Support for Hearing Impaired 1st &
3rd Mondays at 2pm
Support for Visually Impaired every
2nd and 4th Mon. at 2pm
Support for Caregivers- every Wed. at
2pm -
Cards & Games
Beginning Bridge Class- Tues. at 1:30;
Wed. at 6:30pm
Contract Bridge/ Tues & Thurs, 2pm;
Bingo/Fri, 1pm; Euchre/Tues. 6:30pm;
Board Game LE i 1'.. c 1pm; Wii Bowl-
ing/Thurs, 1pm.
USDA Food -The Senior Center will no
longer be a distribution site for USDA
Senior Center Food Pantry Canned
food items will be gladly accepted for our
Food Pantry.
Movie in Hickman Theater Mar. 23
at 1pm. Fried Green Tomatoes.
Quilting Club Every Tues. at 10am.
Writers Group Every Fri. at 10am.
Wii Bowling Champs Betty & Vin-
cent-Congratulations to our Wii Bowl-
ing Team who came in first place at the
Wii Bowling Tournament at the Palazzo
DiOro last week. Top bowlers were our
very own Betty Aldrich and Vincent
DelCorso! You all made us proud! Wii
Bowling is played every Thurs. at 1pm.
Investment Discussion Group-Every
Wed. at 10:30am. Special Speaker on
March 11: Robert Arroyo from UBS on
Strategic Products and their Viability in
a Volatile Market.
Skin Cancer Presentation Fri.
March 13 at 1pm by Gulfcoast Commu-
nity Care.
New Caregivers Support Group-An
evening Caregivers Support Group will
be offered every Tues. evening starting
on Mar. 3 at 6pm. Melanie Present will
be the facilitator and is certified by Al-
zheimer Association. An afternoon ses-
sion every Wed. at 2pm is also offered by
facilitator Georgia Terry.
Falling and You-A four-week presenta-
tion "Falling and You" will start on Fri.
Mar. 27 at 10:30am. Watch the Gabber
for further details.

Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-1o70
VitaLife Exercise Class-Monday &
Wednesday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Overeaters Anonymous-Sunday,
6:30 p.m.,

5501 27th Ave. So.
Gulfport Community Players
March 5-15
Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Sun. Matinee, 2 p.m.

Tickets $15, Call 322-0316
Also available at Gulfport
Casino, Eileen's Resale
Boutique, Beach Bazaar &
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce

5500 Shore Blvd. So.

Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun., March 8, 6-10 p.m. -$7

Tues., Ballroom Lessons
12-3 p.m. $7
12-1 Advanced,
1-2 Beginner, 2-3 Dancing

7-8 p.m. Lesson with Eddy &
8-9 p.m. Dance, $15

8-11 p.m., Dance, $7
6-8 p.m. Lessons

7-8:30 p.m. Lessons
8:30-10 p.m., Dance $7
click on Casino


Unitarian Universalist
United Fellowship
5721 Central Ave.
Can there be a church without a creed? We
are a lay led Fellowship guided by truth
and reason. We invite you to discover
Unitarian Universalism with us.
Discussion 10:15 AM
Program 11:00 AM

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

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Birthday Party at First
United Methodist
Each spring The First United
Methodist Church celebrates all
the year's birthdays on one day at
a special, fun-filled luncheon in
their Fellowship Hall. This year
they will celebrate on Tuesday,
March 10 at noon. Their favorite
chicken salad will again highlight
the menu, and a birthday cake will

Join Us For
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
Our Thrift Store is open
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Proceeds will support our Food Pantry
which will be opening soon.
St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church
3747 34th St. South St. Petersburg, FL 33711
(727) 867-7015

Places o Worship

Spread the Word about your Place
of Worship in this s ecial
section or the Gabber.
Open to all Religious
Organizations, run ads
forjust $18 weekly and Press
Releases are always Free!
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be part of the celebration, of course.
The entertainment will be The Irish
Singers (with a bit of Irish humor).
Invite a friend to share the joy
with you! Tickets are $5, and can
be purchased by calling the office
Monday-Friday, 9-1, at 321-3620.
The church is located at 28th Avenue
and 53rd Street S.

Women's Ministry to
Hold Annual Silver Tea
The Salvation Army Women's
Ministry will hold its Annual Silver
Tea on Tuesday, March 17, at 2
p.m. at The Salvation Army located
at 3800 Ninth Avenue N. in St.
Petersburg. Tickets are available in
advance by calling the church office
at 323-2222 or by mailing Eileen at
This year's special guest vocalist will
be Commissioner Marilyn Francis of
The Salvation Army's Canada and
Bermuda Territory. A meal of light
refreshments, sweets and tea will be
served following the concert.
For more information or to purchase
tickets in advance call the church
office at 323-2222.

Schedule of Worship
Sunday Worship
8:00AM & 10:00AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM
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Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965
for more information on placing your ad in this special section


Shop at St. Vincent's
Thrift Shop
St. Vincent's Episcopal Church
Thrift Shop is having a sale. Visit
them on Thursday for half-price
on all clothing. They have a nice
selection of ladies plus sizes. Easter
has arrived at their store with lots of
nice Easter decorations and supplies
for making lovely baskets. There
are a few Nascar collectibles left.
Open Monday through Saturday,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 5124 Gulfport

Most Holy Name
Fish Fry Dinners
Lent is coming soon and so are the
famous Fish Fry Dinners hosted by
the St. Vincent de Paul Society and
the St. Mary & St. Anne Society at
Most Holy Name of Jesus Church,
5800 15 Avenue S. in Gulfport.
This year dinners will be served on
Friday March 6, March 13, March
20, March 27 and April 3 from 5-7:30
p.m. Baked or fried fish dinners will
cost $7 for adults, $4 for children,
and shrimp dinners will cost $10.
In addition to baked or fried fish
or shrimp, each dinner will include
weekly varying side dishes of cole


Welcomes You
SundayWorship ............................ 10:30 a.m.
Tenflc Tlesday ............... 3:30-5:00 p.m.

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slaw and baked beans or parsley
buttered potatoes and green beans.
Also included with dinners are roll
and butter, homemade desserts and
coffee or tea. Sodas and water will
be available at extra cost. Wine and
beer will be available for a donation.
This annual event has been held
for several years with all customers
enjoying the delicious food and
meeting many friends and gracious

Pilgrim Congregational
United Church of Christ
You Are Always Welcome
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am
Nursery Available
Adult Sunday School 9:30 am
Bible Class
*, Wed 1lam- 7pm (same topic)
-P 6315 Central Ave.
e 4 727-347-1226
"Diversity our strength, God's love our bond"

Find Paradise...
Paradise Lutheran Church
10255 Paradise Blvd., Treasure Isl.
(Off T. I. Causeway)
Worship Service
Sunday, 10 am
Ash Wednesday Services
Wed., Feb. 25
at 10:00 am and 7:00pm

First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport

r Hearts Sunday Mornings
Minds Sunday School 9:15a
SDoors Traditional Serv. 10:30a
Fellowship for all 11:30a
Wednesday Evenings
I Dinner (Reserv.) 6:00p
IMF t l -oin Faith Plugged In for
A..J ...I . all Contemporary 7:00p



In the Sanctuary this Sunday
9:00 am Direct Connection Contemporary
with Sign Language Interpretation
and 11:00 am Traditional
"Rev. Sidney Tompkins preaching
(Rev. Reeb preeb preaching revival in Ocala)
In Quest of a Kingdom
10:00 a.m. Classes Available for All Ages.
227 70th Street S. (2nd Ave. S. at Pasadena Ave.) St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Phone 727-381-2499

Local Obituaries

87, of South Pasadena, died Friday,
Feb. 27, 2009. She is survived by a
loving family. For complete obitu-
ary and ceremony information, visit

77, of South Pasadena, died Feb.
26, 2009. He is lovingly survived by
his son, Michael, daughter Michelle
Robeson (David) and granddaughter
Rachel. ALifeTribute-Gulfport.

Gulfport, FL passed away peacefully
on February 27, 2009 surrounded
by his family. His survived by his
loving wife of 39 years, Lorraine.
He is also survived by his children,
Gladys Burke of Pinellas Park, FL,
Jeannine (Ken) Murray of Peru, ME,
Larry (Colleen) Cyr of Gulfport, FL,
and Michael (Lyn) Cyr of Tampa, FL.
William had three grandchildren,
Rochelle (Jeremiah) Arnold of Oak
Creek, CO, Nicki (Zach) Longyear
of Smithfield, ME and Leigh Anne
(Larry) Parker of RIdge Manor, FL
and two great-grandchildren, Jaxson
Longyear and Izaiah Parker. There
will be a family memorial at a later

O'BRYAN, ELBA C., 93, of South
Pasadena, passed away Tuesday,
Feb. 24, 2009 at Hospice House
Woodside in Pinellas Park. She was
a member of the Women's Chamber
of the Greater Gulf Beaches for 30
years. She is survived by daughters
Barbara Penny of TN, and Nancy
Zimmer of Tampa, and 10 grandchil-
dren. She was preceded by her hus-
band Lawrence O'Bryan in 1976, and
daughter Belinda. In lieu of flowers,

donations may be made to Hospice of
the Florida Suncoast. Beach Memo-
rial Chapel, 727-360-5577.

79, a retired Gulfport
City employee and
volunteer firefighter,
died Tuesday, March 3,
2009. He is survived by two sons,
Gregory and Darryl of Pinellas Park,
a sister and brother, Bonnie and
('ly .- two grandchildren and one
great-grandchild. Services will be
held at Garden Sanctuary. Please
contact them at 391-0121 for further
information. He touched many lives
and will be fondly remembered by

ZIEGLER, JANE M., 69, of Gulfport,
widow of lstLt Earl K. Ziegler.
USMC, passed away on Friday,
February 27, 2009 in Gulfport, FL.
Mrs. Ziegler, (formerly of Charleston,
I1) was born on February 14, 1940.
She is survived by her three children;
daughter Lucy Z. Tucker of Spring
Hill, FL, son Joseph F. Ziegler of
Lyman, SC and son Jon K. Ziegler
of Gulfport, FL. She is also survived
by five grandchildren and two great-
grandchildren. Family and friends
will have a Celebration of Jane's Life
at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2009.
The Celebration will be held at 5016
Newton Avenue S., Gulfport, FL. In
lieu of flowers, interested parties
may make memorials to Season of
Concern. Make checks payable to:
Season of Concern, Biscotto-Miller
Fund (memo line), 203 N. Wabash,
Suite #2104, Chicago IL, 60601.
More info at www.seasonofconcern.

Your Community Paper
u 1 for 40 years

1419 49th St. South Gulfport

(abb 727) 321-6965
b since 18 fax 327-7830

Book Discussion Group
The next meeting of the 'Book Nook
Club" will be held on Thursday,
March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the GFWC
St. Petersburg Woman's Club on 40
Snell Isle Boulevard N.E. The book
to be discussed is "The Red Tent"
by Anita Diamont. Club member
Andi Barlow will lead the discussion.
Guests are welcome to join us for a
pleasant evening at our historic club
For further information on this
gathering, monthly meetings,
Saturday Group and other diverse
activities which include art and craft
workshops, monthly excursions,
weekly sewing group and card games
please call 822-4982.

Apply for Scholarship
South Pasadena residents and high
school graduating students of the
City of South Pasadena, have until
May 29 to apply for the City's annual
scholarship award. Applicants must
have been City residents for the past
two years, and been accepted at an
accredited college, university, trade
or technical school.
A copy of the prior year Federal
income tax return for applicant and
any other persons) who claimed
applicant as a dependent on a Federal
income tax return is required.
Applications are available at City
Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S., South
Pasadena and at ci.south-pasadena. For more information, call the
City Clerk's office at 347-4171.

New Entree Every Week!

This Weeks Entree:
Pork, Lasagna,
Baked Fish
Dessert & Coffee
2500 34th Street S.
< Serving from
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Every Thursday
S All Dinners $9.00 [
A- Wine & Beer available
Located next to Kentucky Fried Chicken
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Free Phones for
The Deaf and Hearing Connection
recently announced the addition of
several new telephones, ttys and
captioned telephones available
through its no charge equipment
distribution program. Deaf and
Hearing Connection offers amplified
telephones and related equipment at
no cost topermanent Florida residents
who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/
blind or speech-impaired.
This telecommunications access
program is funded by a surcharge
currently on all Florida telephone
consumers' bills. Equipment is
available by appointment Monday
through Friday at the Deaf and
Hearing Connection's main office
located at 7821 Seminole Boulevard
in Seminole or at satellite locations
throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough
counties. For a complete list of
distribution locations or to schedule
an appointment, call 727-399-9983
(Voice) or 727-399-9422 (TTY).
The Deaf and Hearing Connection,
Tampa Bay's only non-profit hearing
center, also offers free hearing
screenings by appointment, low cost
hearing aids, cleaning and repairs.
The Deaf and Hearing Connection
specializes in communication access
for deaf, hard of hearing or late
deafened people.

Town Shores Golf
Forty golfers enjoyed some fun
camaraderie last Saturday, February
28. The weather was beautiful for a
change and the golf was great. We
are now ready for another fun event
on Saturday, March 28.

Tuesday 3/10 10:30 4pm
Wednesday 3/11 6pm 11:30

Carnival Cruises
Sailing from Tampa Starting from #349 pp

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Many of you might be getting ready
to go north next month so don't miss
out on this golf outing. Should you
have some golfing "spring breakers"
visiting with you, they are also
welcome to join the group.
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 at Town Shores.
Again, the outing will be held at
Terra Ceia Bay Country Club in

Palmetto. The price will remain at
$42 and includes 18 holes of golf,
cart, lunch, beverages and prizes.
Make checks out to the Terra Ceia
Bay Country Club and turn them in
by Monday, March 23.
Registration will be at 7:45 a.m.
with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
Call Gene at 345-4487, Jim Walters
at 343-03459, Chet at 384-2093 or
Lew at 343-3046 if you have any
questions or need more information.

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1. Stroke/Carotld Ultrasound ............................................................................................ $35
bThis test visualizes build-up of plaque in the carotid arteries that may lead to stroke.
Strokes are associated with carotid blockage. 50% have no warming signs.

2. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) ...............................................
95% of ruptured AAA's result in death. The majority of victims have no symptoms.


3. Arterial Disease (PAD) st .....................................................................................$35
Ultrasound Doppler is used to detect poor circulation due to blockage in the extremities. An abnormal PAD test
is a strong indicator of heart disease.
4. Thyroid Ultrasound ...................................................................................................... $35
Scan to rule out cysts, nodules, goiters and tumors.
5. Abdominal Ultrasound .............................................................................................$85
Helps identify cancers of the liver, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, gallstones, kidney stones and more.
6. Heart Scan Echocardlogram .......................................................................... $95
Screening to view wall motion, valves, enlargements, calcifications, stenosis, prolapse, blood clots,
tumors and fluid around the heart.

Complete Evaluation (All 6 Ultrasounds) ..........................................................................$179

Q. How accurate are these health screenings?
A. Our adherence to stringent protocol, highly trained sonographers, state-of-the-art ultrasound machines, and
board certified interpreting radiologists make the screenings exceedingly accurate. Physician written protocols
ensure consistency and accuracy.
Q. Why should I have these tests I I have no symptoms?
A. It is important to have a screening to identify problems before symptoms arise, potentially avoiding a serious
health crisis. Unfortunately, our body's warning signs often come too late.
Q. Does my doctor do these tests as part of my routine checkup?
A. Most physicians can only prescribe ultrasound tests if you are already having symptoms, not for prevention
reasons. Prevention Plus is here to identify disease before a problem occurs.

No Prescription necessary. These test are not included in routine physical.
STROKE & VASCULAR SCREENING Ultrasound can find smaller & more
Curable cancers, before you have symptoms
VIrted physan reads nd ly regisred nographers perform exams
m m m^ ^^Board-certified physician r6ads all tests and only registered sonographers perform exams.

Wildlife Law Conference
at Stetson Law
Register now to join a two-
day International Wildlife Law
Conference at Stetson University
College of Law discussing the future
of biofuel production, ecotourism,
fisheries and species protection with
an international panel of experts
from eight countries.
The conference will be held at
Stetson University College of Law,
1401 61 Street S. in Gulfport on
March 26-27.
Speakers include: Wil Burns,
editor-in-chief of the Journal of
International Wildlife Law & Policy;
Royal Gardner, professor of law at
Stetson Law and director of Stetson's
Institute for Biodiversity Law and
Policy, chapter author: Agenda for
a Sustainable America; Gunther
Handle, Eberhard Deutsch Professor
or Public International Law, Tulane
University, New Orleans, La.; Clay
Henderson, Holland & Knight LLP,
Orlando, Fla.; Johannes Huber,
executive secretary, Antarctic
Treaty Secretariat, Buenos Aires,

Argentina; Julia Jabour, senior
lecturer, honors and graduate
research coordinator, Institute
of Antarctic & Southern Ocean
Studies, University of Tasmania,
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia; and
Andi Pearl, manager of Antarctic
Krill Conservation Project, The Pew
Charitable Trusts, Washington,
The two-day conference will discuss
topics including the impact of biofuel
production on biodiversity, wetlands
and forest ecosystems; the impact
of ecotourism on regions including
Antarctica and Cuba; fisheries
and individual species protection;
and the protection of wildlife and
research whaling in Antarctica. CLE
credits are available.

Benefit for St Pete
Beach Fire & Rescue
Join us at The Drunken
Clam, Saturday, March 14 for a
good old fashion "Lo Country Boil",
silent auction, raffles and Cornhole
Tournament. Event starts at 12noon
and ends when we can't play any



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400 49th St. South St. Petersburg, FL
727 327-8309 727 328-8309
Mon-Sat 11am to 9PM, Sundays...Gone Fishin'

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more! A"Lo Country Boil" consists of
shrimp, shellfish, corn, potatoes and
smoked sausage all cooked in one
large pot! The Clam Crew's goal is
to raise $2,500 for a special Stairwell
Ventilation Fan to donate to the
St. Pete Beach Fire & Rescue. This is
avery special piece of equipment that
is needed by the Fire Department to
help and ensure safety for our Fire &
Rescue teams. The Drunken Clam
is located just off Gulf Boulevard
(south of Dolphin Village) behind
the Exxon/Dairy Queen on 46
Avenue. Open daily from 11 a.m. to
2 a.m. For more information on the
Fundraiser or to make a donation
please call 360-1800 or 692-8465.

Donate to West
St. Petersburg Library
Donations of books, magazines
and any collectibles such as stamps
are wanted by the Bookstore of The
Friends of the West St. Petersburg
Community Library located on the
St. Petersburg College Gibbs Campus
at the corner of Eighth Avenue N.
and 67 Street N. The proceeds from
the sale of these items are used to
fund special children's and adult
programs to benefit the community.
They are willing to pick up any items
at your convenience. They are a
volunteer non-profit c-3 organization
and can provide a receipt to you for
possible tax deduction. Call Charlie
Grandmaison at 343-2776.

WE GO THERE! 321-6965



Tues, Wed. Fri.
Wed. 4:30pm 7:30pm
Some Saturdays
Call Church M-F 321-1335
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Town Shores
Bocce Dance
Mark your calendars and call
your building Rep to get a ticket
for the Spring Fling Bocce Dinner
Dance. This event will be held in the
clubhouse auditorium on Saturday,
March 28. Lee Roy Selmon's will be
catering this party with a menu of
ribs and chicken, salad, vegetables
and dessert. Set ups will be provided
and it's BYOB. The price for all this
is $15.50. Call your Rep today for
your reservation.
The week of February 23 ended
with the Buckingham and Eton
teams tied for First Place with 21
wins and 12 losses. Diplomat is in
Second Place with 21 wins and 15
losses, and the Jamison team came
in Third Place with 20 wins and 16
losses. As one can see, these teams
are all very close in the standings.
As we come closer to the end of the
season, now is the time to watch the
action down at the Bocce courts!

Bayfront Gift Shop
Needs Volunteers
The Bayfront Medical Center's
Gift Gallery is in need of volunteers.
There are three convenient 4-hour
shifts daily. You will receive a
meal ticket to their cafeteria, and
free parking at the hospital when
you work. If you are interested in
becoming a Gift Gallery volunteer or
would like more information, please
contact Cyd Hendrick at 893-6878.

1450 1st Ave N St Pete, FL
(727) 898-6699

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0* Classroom materials
o Complimentary
Sm 3 Month Membership
2 to 1 Student Teacher Ratio


4600 Tifton Drive South
Gulfport, FL 33711

Reserve your seat now for
Spring classes beginning
Wednesday, March 11.

For More Information
Please Call:
Jennifer Rogers
(727) 345-7544
or Visit:

the Spirit of
Photo by Greg Stemm
Pat Dunham was presented with
the city's prestigious "Spirit of
Gulfport" award at Tuesday's
council meeting for her work
as the organizer of the recent
and highly successful Gulfport
Elementary School Yard Sale.
The event raised more than
$3,000 for the school. Dunham
told council to watch out, she
had another event planned for
the Fall!

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in the Fire Chief Fish Fry at Gulfport
United Methodist
The annual United Methodist Men's
Fish Fry has been set for Friday,
March 6 at 5-7 p.m. by the United
Methodist Men of First United
Methodist Church. Dinner will be
served in Fellowship Hall at the
Church, 2728 53 Street S.
Featuring the always popular menu
of fried fish, cole slaw, tartar sauce,
baked beans, hush puppies, grits,
tea, coffee and dessert and all you
care to eat at a donation of $7.95 per
person, this annual event continues
to be bigger and better each time.
Take outs are available.
Advance tickets are strongly
suggested in order to assure an
adequate supply of fish. Tickets are
available at the church office, or by
ley DeMuth administers the oath of office to new fire chief James calling Les McEwen at 321-3672.
s city council meeting. They have run out of fish in previous
years, so get your advance tickets!

Yappy Hour to Benefit
Pet Pal Animal Shelter
Pet Pal Animal Shelter, a no-kill,
non-profit shelter in St. Pete will
hold a Yappy Hour on March 12 from
5-7:30 p.m. at The Nature of Art
S N RW Gallery Adventures in Bradyville,
1100 Fourth Street N., Suite 101 in
St. Pete.
Offers adoptable pets from www. Admission
is free. Bring your pups! Event
features silent auction, (art, jewelry,
photography), refreshments and door
prizes. Call 821-6700.

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Historic Kenwood's 2nd
Annual Art in the Park
The Historic Kenwood Neighborhood
is hosting a day of Fun and Funky
Art in their beautiful park at Third
Avenue N. and 29th Street in St.
Petersburg on Saturday, March 14
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local artists
will be exhibiting in an open air
festival set around a Craftsman
style Pavilion. There will be a
variety of art on display for purchase
including painting, pottery, glass,
photography, jewelry and mixed
media. Come discover local artists all
while supporting a good cause, Youth
Art Corps of Pinellas County. The
featured artist is potter, Dianne F.
Caton. Some of the artists included
are Russell Smart, Mary Ellen Miller,
Coralette Damme, Barbara Lewis,
Stephanie Evans, Patti Holcombe,
Susan Donathan, David Smith,
Boo Ehrsam, Kathleen Bara, Eric
Fisher, Nung Bedell, Curtis Sneary
and many others. There will be a
raffle of art items donated by well
known local artists including Charlie
Parker. This is a free event open to
the public and kid friendly.

Happenings at
ALA Post #305
The American Legion family at
Post #305, would like you to visit
the friendliest Post on the West
Coast. We are located at 6999 Gulf
Boulevard in St. Pete Beach.
The Auxiliary would like to thank
all those who made our Sock Hop
and our Casino Night a success.

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The festivities were a lot of fun and
your donations go to help support
our veterans, including the socks
you donated, as well as our children
and youth. We would also like to
thank Gayle's Diner, Sea Hags, La
Croissant, Ka Ti Ki's, Mulligans, and
the Reef for their prize donations.
Elvis has decided to pay us another
visit. He will be in the house on
March 8 at 7 p.m. We will have a
buffet dinner starting at 5 p.m. and
the show will start promptly at 7 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now. Get yours
today. Tickets are going fast. We will
close at 4 p.m. and you must have a
ticket to be admitted after 5 p.m.
And of course, don't forget the
Legion's annual St. Patrick's Day
celebration, Tuesday, March 17.

What would St. Patrick's Day be
without corn beef, cabbage, potatoes
and green beer?
The S.A.L. will sponsor their Blues
Band Jam Sessions Sunday, March
22 and March 29. Donations will go
to the "Support Our Troops" effort.
From 3-8 p.m. there will be many
fine Blues artists from the Tampa
Bay area. There will be raffles,
prizes, and food. We will have "Wild
Bills" famous hot wings and imported
knockwurst with fried onions and
For further details on all activities,
please call the Legion at 367-1596
or we now have a web site at www. Check it frequently for
any updates on meetings and events.

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Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!

Both these buildings may look familiar, but when was the last time they
were side by side? Answer next week.

Think you know the answer?
Send us an email with your answer, name and
phone number to

In just 84 weeks, Gulfport will
celebrate the centennial of its incorpora-
tion, October 12, 1910. We'll be remind-
ing you every week with an interesting
old photograph from the collection of the
Historical Museum. See if you can iden-
tify the people, places, and above all the
decade of each picture as it comes along.
To make it a little bit of a challenge, we
won't publish the correct caption until the
following week.

Last week's picture was of the Gypsy,
an excursion boat that made the run
from Gulfport to Pass-a-Grille every
day during the 1910s for a fare of 25
cents. Made of oak and copper-bot-
tomed, it could carry as many as 160
passengers. When the Boca Ciega Boat
Company failed at the end of the decade,
the Gypsy was auctioned off for $1000.

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Players Call for Scripts
It's that time of the year again! The
Gulfport Community Players are
requestingallplaywrights (orwannabe
playwrights) to submit their one act
script(s) for consideration in being
performed during their 9th Annual
Summer One-Act Play Festival. This
Festival will run from July 9 through
July 19 at the Catherine A. Hickman
Theater of Gulfport.
The Players are requesting very
short scripts, fit for family audiences,
less than 20 minutes in length, and
easy to stage (no elaborate sets or
props. Scripts must be submitted no
later than March 31.

Gulfport Little
League Wish List
By Dawn Johnson
We, the Board Members of Gulfport
Little League, are asking for your help
and support in fulfilling the wishes for
thechildrenin our program at Gulfport
Little League. Any contribution or act
of kindness will be deeply and greatly
Food, oil, any perishables for
concession stand
Equipment: baseball, gloves, bats
and catchers gear
Volunteers: coaches, scorekeepers
and concession stand
* Microwave
Pitching machine
*Fans: for concession stand
Air Conditioner for upstairs office
*Stay Dry and caulk for fields
Office supplies: file folders, file
labels, envelopes and stamps
Call Dawn Johnson, Gulfport Little
League President at 710-2676.

Public Comment

& Council Quotes

Excerpts heard at the March 3, 2009
Gulfport city council meeting
"I had my garbage picked up by the new sideloader the other day.
They came early and I almost missed them! But the pick up was
great!" -Dottie Walski, Gulfport resident, commenting on Gulfport's new
automated garbage pick up trucks.

"When given this opportunity to assist in raising the much needed
funds for our local school, Gulfport Elementary, Pat Dunham
could not say no to the children of our community. Instead, she
rolled up her sleeves and contacted several entities to "get the job
done."-Jim O'Reilly, interim city manager on Spirit of Gulfport award
winner Pat Dunham.

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"On Golden Pond"
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St. Petersburg Little Theatre
presents "On Golden Pond" March
13-19. Directed by David Middleton,
well known actors Ron Zietz and
Elaine Coffin bring richness and
depth to this beautifully written
show. Take a moment out of your
busy schedule and spend time at the
cabin on Golden Pond. This play will
resonate and make you smile.
Ethel and Norman have returned
to their summer home on Golden
Pond, as they have for the last 44
years, but this year will be different.
A new face is about to change the old
routine; enter inspiration and the
exasperation of youth. Norman is in
for an adventure.
Don't miss this funny and endearing
show. Show times are Friday and
Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and
Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Call the
box office for tickets a nd information
at 866-1973. Tickets are $20 adults
and $10 students. Website: www. The theatre is located just
off 275 at 4025 31 Street S. in St.

Pilgrim Church Offers
St. Patrick's Day Dinner
In celebration of Pilgrim Child
Development Center's 40th
Anniversary, Pilgrim Congregational
Church, 6315 Central Avenue in St.
Petersburg will offer a St. Patrick's
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bread, beverage and St. Patty's
cake for $7.50 single and $14 a
couple. A hot dog meal is available
for children which includes chips,
carrot sticks, fruit cup, beverage and
cake for $3 (10 years and under).
There will be face painting and a few
games for children as well. Advance
tickets are required as tickets are
limited. Call 347-1226 or 347-1227
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Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 2/20
Battery- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Noise Complaint- 5600 BIk 28th Ave.
Burglary- 3000 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1000 BIk 49th
St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 2400 BIk 56th St.
Violation of Court Order- 1100 BIk
Gray St. S.
Drunk Person- 2800 BIk Beach Blvd.
Prowler- 1200 BIk Gray St. S.- 3000
Suspicious Person- 4900 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Saturday 2/21
Trouble with Individual- 5600 BIk
17th Ave. S.
Hit & Run- 5400 BIk 29th Ave. S.
Theft- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2600 BIk 49th
St. S.
Animal Complaint- 2800 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Suspicious Person- 4900 BIk 10th
Ave. S.
Violation of Court Order- 5400 BIk
9th Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 900 BIk 51st St. S.
Sunday 2/22
Trouble with Individual- 6300 BIk Vis-
ta Verde Dr. E.
Arrest on Warrant- 2200 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.

Theft- 2800 BIk 59th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1400 BIk
Freemont St. S.
Burglary- 2600 BIk Quincy St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 6200 BIk 10th
Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 1800 BIk 55th St.
Monday 2/23
Criminal Mischief- 4900 BIk 20th Ave.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd. S
Burglary- 4900 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Burglary- 3000 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 2500 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Domestic Battery- 2900 BIk 49th St.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Burglary- 5800 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 5100 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 1800 BIk 55th St.
Theft- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Hit & Run- 1200 BIk 56th St. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 2500 BIk
Beach Blvd. S.
Tuesday 2/24
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Disabled Vehicle- 2000 BIk 49th St.

Criminal Mischief- 900 BIk 58th St.
Burglary- 800 BIk Gray St. S.
Theft- 5700 BIk Gray St. S.
Theft- 5700 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 4900 BIk 15th Ave.
Battery- 5500 BIk 16th Ave. S.
Arrest on Warrant- Osgood Point.
Wednesday 2/25
Domestic Verbal- 5100 BIk 11th Ave.
Threatening Bodily Harm- 2800 BIk
46th St. S.
Burglary- 6200 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Soliciting- 1400 BIk 58th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 4900 BIk Newton
Ave. S.
Traffic Stop-Failed to Stop- Wood
Ibis Park.
Thursday 2/26
Drunk Driver- 1100 BIk 64th St. S.
Suspicious Person- 5000 BIk Gulfport
Blvd S.
Fight in Progress- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5700 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Domestic Battery- 5100 BIk 13th Ave.
Domestic Verbal- 4600 BIk 27th Ave.
Burglary- 700 BIk 59th St. S.
Burglary- 3000 BIk 56th St. S.
Suspicious Activity- 5000 BIk 18th
Ave. S.


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Crime Awareness Meeting
The next Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention Meeting will be held on
Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, 5501 28 Avenue S. The topic
will be a general discussion of Crime and the Current Economy. Unfortunate-
ly, no neighborhood is completely immune to crime. However, there are steps
you can take to help keep your family and your neighborhood safe.
We encourage everyone to attend and participate. For more information, con-
tact Jeri Reed at 548-5566 days and 327-3509 evenings or at Jrvolunteer@aol.

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News from
VFW Post 39
By Stacy McBeth
The VFW Post #39 located at 2599
Central Avenue has a very busy
schedule planned. Thursday, March
5 the Ladies Auxiliary will meet at
7 p.m. Saturday, March 7 breakfast
will be served from 8-11 a.m. Every
Saturday at 2 p.m. a movie will
be shown. Come have a drink and
watch a good movie. Sunday at 3
p.m. we now have bingo. There will
be 10 50/50 games and an 11th game
coverall for 50/50 split. Monday the
Post is closed. Tuesday through
Friday happy hour is observed from
4-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 the
Men's Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m.
March 11 the pRide Committee
meets at 7 p.m. We will have a St.
Patrick's Day dinner. The Men's
Auxiliary will host and serve this
one. We have added to our game
room. You can now play free on the
Nintendod WII with Sports Plus. You
can try your luck on pull tabs. From
the canteen we are now serving Bud
Lite. We have Sam Adams for $2.25
until gone. There will be more new
additions so stay posted. Our door is
always open so come see us. We have
a great group of friendly bartenders
waiting to greet you. Have a great
week. Remember to pray for our
military and the leaders of our great
country in these difficult economic
woes. See you soon.

Hats Off to Spring
The Daughters of Penelope Aeneas
Chapter #210 are sponsoring a Hat
Party Luncheon and innovative
ideas for a traveling wardrobe by
Pam Smith, Designer Consultant of
Kika Paprika Fashions on Saturday,
March 14 at the Isla Del Sol Country
Club, 6000 Sun Boulevard in St.
Petersburg at 11:30 a.m. Donation is
$30. There will be prizes for the best
hat, most creative and most colorful.
Wear a hat and you may win a prize.
Benefit is for Assumption of the
Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church
in Galveston, TX that was destroyed
during Hurricane Ike. For tickets
call Lili at 391-3559 or Bessie at
866-7309. Deadline for reservations
is March 7.

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Are you 13-19 years of age?
Are you interested in becoming a part of
changing the way people view teens?
The Gulfport Teen Council is looking for you! Teen members' involvement
includes working with the City Council concerning equipment recommenda-
tions; budgetary considerations for City's parks and recreation programs; and
provide recommendations, suggestions and assistance with youth events for
city-sponsored festivals/programs. Teen Council members also gain valuable
community experiences by attending local and state conferences, participating
in community services projects and by representing the best of the City's youth.
Get involved today! There are two vacant advisory board positions available
and two vacant alternate advisory board positions available. Applications may
be picked up at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Boulevard S. or
City Hall, 2401 53 Street S. Positions are open until filled. A recommendation/
reference letter is required from a principal, school counselor, teacher or an
adult not related to applicant attached with the application.

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A divorce is a painful and difficult
experience, but if you understand
the functions and limitations of the
legal system, the process becomes
somewhat more tolerable. This article
should provide you with a greater un-
derstanding of the process to help you
get through your divorce with realis-
tic ideas and goals.
Florida's divorce system is based on
the principle of "no-fault" meaning
that a divorce will be granted if either
party believes that the marriage is
over. Generally, the causes of the fail-
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in court. All that matters is that the
marriage needs to be ended.
It is not practical for any attorney to
heal the emotional wounds created by
your divorce. You must understand
that the legal system is not a tool for
punishment of your spouse. Indeed,
the courtroom is no place for revenge.
The best way to conclude your case is
to settle it. Through compromise and
cooperation, a settlement can lead to
greater mutual satisfaction and re-
duced dislike between you and your
spouse. In most cases, negotiations
toward settlement can be more pro-
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full-blown trial.
Every divorce is different. Your re-
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be different from your neighbor's,
friend's, or even a relative's divorce.
You simply cannot rely upon what

happened in other cases and assume
that your results will be identical.
Cases that seem similar may, in fact,
be very different and will be treated
differently under the law.
Unless you settle your case outside
of a formal court proceeding, a judge
must allocate the income and assets
accumulated during the marriage.
The law is that you and your spouse
were financial partners during the
marriage and are presumed entitled
to share in both the assets and income
the partnership made. You must make
a full disclosure of your finances on a
court approved Available Monthly In-
come and Financial Affidavit.
For most people, life-styles change
after a divorce. Since divorces do not
create property or income, the court
must divide the marital resources
between two separate households.
Remember, it costs more to run two
households than one. In considering
a settlement, you should consider
whether you can afford the Court
costs and attorney's fees to fully liti-
gate your case. Fees and costs in con-
tested cases can be quite high. Usual-
ly, a settlement prior to trial reduces
the expenses considerably, an impor-
tant consideration if you come to the
divorce with limited resources. In our
next article, we will explore child cus-
tody/visitation and child support as
part of a divorce proceeding.
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 number
is 727-347-5131. Mr. Myers welcomes
calls regarding this article and other
related legal topics. This column out-
lines general legal principles and is
not intended to give you legal advice.
If you have a specific question about
the law, please consult an attorney.

Genealogy and
Family History
A free series of talks is presented
by the Pinellas Genealogy Society on
the second Saturday of the month
(March 14) from 10-11:30 a.m. at
the West St. Petersburg Community
Library, Room 101, located at the
Gibbs College Campus at the corner
of Eighth Avenue and 66th Street N.
Charlie Grandmaison is the producer
and can be reached at 343-2776 or
email to This
lecture/discussion series is sponsored
by the Friends of the Library.

2nd Mile Recovery
Meetings promote growth in Christ
and recovery from addictions. Open
to all those affected by addiction
whether individually afflicted or
burdened with someone who is.
Meetings will be held Tuesdays at
5:30 p.m. at Tradewinds Church
located at 6740 Park Street S., So.
Pasadena. Call 344-1501 for more

This N' That in
South Pasadena
By Sibylle Stajich
Civic Association
About 50 guests arrived for the
Lasagna Dinner on Saturday, Feb-
ruary 21. Everybody enjoyed the
delicious meal served with a mixed
green salad and rolls. For dessert
came an ice cream bar. A variety
of drinks from sodas to wine were
offered. Afterwards 10 games of
bingo were played with many win-
ners. As people were leaving to go
home, many of them said "This
was a very nice party an d we'll be
back again."
There won't be a meeting in
March since on March 12 the group
will drive to the Largo Community
Center to see the celebrity Show-
case Frank Sinatra, Sammy Da-
vis, Marilyn Monroe and Rodney
Dangerfield, an amusing show.
The free bus will leave at 12 from
City Hall. Please make your reser-
vations to Agnes at 347-5292. Cost
is $13 for members, $15 for non-

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We have been away for a spell and
it is now time to come back and let
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Post. First of all, our Commander, Al
Davidson sends his personal greeting
to one and all, and a special invitation
to all veterans. Our post, although
quiet for a while is now experiencing
a revival. We have many things
going on, and we will keep you up to
date as necessary. Some that come
to immediate mind as a favorite to
many is our Friday Barringo from
7 to 9 p.m., then topped off with
music from 9-12 a.m.

Each Saturday we feature a band
for your dancing pleasure. Come and
show us your stuff, the music starts
at 8 p.m. and you can put away
your dancing shoes at midnight.
Do we have meetings at our Post?
You bet we do, and every member
should attend. Here's the routine:
AMVETS -first Monday of the month
at 7:30. Women's Auxiliary meets
the second Tuesday of the month at
6:30. Sons of AMVETS meets the
last Monday of the month at 7:30.
We, like other veteran organizations,
are always looking forward to
new membership. We hope you
will consider us. Should you have
questions about membership contact

John Silva, at 866-6289. Come visit
and see our Medal of Honor portrait
display. Also, remember, March 25 is
National Medal of Honor day. Come
join with your fellow veterans and
help us grow. Get involved.

Writers' Roundtable
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second and fourth Tuesday of the
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And the Winners are...

Winners of the recent shuffleboard doubles tournament at Town Shores are (L-R): David
Endres, Donna Close, Guy Lalli, and John Blazey. Donna, Guy and John were also winners in
he January Tournament.
Yes, d6jA vu all over again! At the doubles tournament on Friday, February
27, where 24 shufflers competed for honors, it was Donna Close and partner
Guy Lalli rising to the top again and winning the main event as they did in
the January tournament. Their pairing was strictly coincidental by blind draw
but their winning performance was not, as they won four consecutive matches,
with Pat Campbell and Harry Hershberger taking the runner-up slot. In the
consolation, it was John Blazey, another repeat, with partner David Endres
coming from behind and winning over Gemma Hershberger and partner
J. Yves Rioux, when David bumped Gemma into the kitchen in the last frame.
These matches completed the tournaments for the year but regular play on
Monday and Fridays at 1 p.m. will continue through March. All Town Shores
residents are invited to join in and play shuffleboard. Our club will visit the
Pass-A-Grille Shuffle club on Tuesday, March 10.


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Our March Bunko games will be held
on Friday, March 20 from 1-3 p.m. in
the clubhouse lounge. The committee
would appreciate it if you would
RSVP to Petie at 343-6450, Julie at
343-6587 or Judy at 344-7558.
March 25 is the date for our first
fashion show sponsored by Bon
Worth to be held in the clubhouse
lounge at 1 p.m. Check out what's
new for this spring! Special desserts
and beverages will be provided for
only $3. Models are needed. For more
information call Petie or Julie.

The St. Petersburg Chapter of the
Michigan Association of Retired
School Personnel will meet on
Tuesday, March 10 at 11:30 a.m.
at the Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34
Street N. The actual one hour DVD of
the 2009 March Regional Conference
held in Michigan will be projected
on a screen. If you want to hear the
latest updates on your health care
benefits and legislative issues, you
need to attend this meeting. Call
Laura Nordstrom at 865-9867 for
more information.

Pasadena Card Club
The Pasadena Card Club has
Duplicate Bridge on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 12:30
p.m. and Party Bridge at 12
noon Tuesday and Thursday.
For information, call 381-5944.

Act of Kindness

PCSB Police officer Mike Garafalo, (left) presents Ptech student Daren Tal-
bert with a new bike after Talbert's bike was stolen from the bike rack out-
side of school. Talbert, who will graduate from Ptech in November with a
certificate in Public Works, uses a bike as his only means of transportation to
and from school. After the bike was stolen, Officer Garafalo contacted some
members of the St. Pete Police Department. They offered to give Talbert a
bike from the unclaimed property lot.
I felt so bad for Daren that someone would steal his only means of transpor-
tation, so I called a few people and happily we were able to get him a replace-
ment bike," Officer Garafalo said.
"I really appreciate the police and Officer Mike helping me to replace my
bike," Talbert smiled. "I'm just happy to still have a way to get to school; oth-
erwise, I'd have to walk from over by Lakewood on 54th. That's a long way.
So I'm very grateful!"
After graduation in November, Talbert has a job already lined up with the
City of St. Pete in the Water Department.

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Dr. Phil Could Use
a Second Opinion
Q: I heard Dr. Phil call Social
Security a "Ponzi scheme." What are
your thoughts on this?
A: I suppose some people might seek
Dr. Phil's guidance when dealing
with a wayward husband or helping
a troubled young person. But I don't
really think people count on him
to help them understand complex
economic matters or to explain the
financing of the world's largest social
insurance system.
However, I will say this: Dr.
Phil certainly isn't alone in his
opinion about how Social Security
is financed. Over the years, many
uninformed people have called Social
Security a Ponzi scheme. And it's
easy to understand why. After all,
Social Security does rely on a steady
pool of young working taxpayers to
support a growing cadre of retired
But unlike a classic Ponzi scheme
that inevitably collapses as the pool
of new investors dries up, Social
Security's investment base will never
dry up. As I have explained many
times in the column, Social Security
has been thriving financially for

years with a 3-to-1 ratio of working
taxpayers to retired beneficiaries.
And even though by 2030 the system
will reach a 2-to-1 ratio of taxpayers
to beneficiaries, the system can
continue to work just fine with some
relatively modest (but politically
difficult to enact) tax increases and
benefit cuts. And actuaries predict
that long range, the pool of young
workers will begin to increase again
compared to the eventual shrinking
base of retirees, i.e., dying baby
boomers. (Gosh, I hate writing that,
because I'm smack dab in the middle
of the baby boom generation!)
Many well-meaning but uniformed
folks usually complain that Social
Security should have been set up
from it's onset to work more like an
insurance company that stockpiles
enough financial reserves to cover a
large percentage of their promised
But this financing fantasy ignores
the fact that shortly after the Social
Security law was enacted in the
mid-1930s, it had to begin paying
billions of dollars in monthly benefits
to millions of retirees, widows, and
dependent children.
Also, whereas an insurance
company might have a few million
potential beneficiaries, you must
remember that almost every man,

woman, and child in the United
States is a current or potential
Social Security beneficiary. In other
words, the system would have to put
aside literally trillions and trillions
of dollars in reserve to cover all
promised benefits. This simply isn't
feasible. Nor would it be healthy for
our economy to have a large chunk
of our money supply tied up in Social
Security coffers.
So that's why Social Security has
always and will always operate on a
"pay-as-you-go" basis, where young
workers coming into the system
support older workers who retire and
leave the system.
If you want to call that a Ponzi
scheme, go ahead. But let me hear
your alternative "scheme" for how to
handle and finance the world's largest
social insurance system -- a system
which, combined with Medicare and
Medicaid, makes up nearly half of
our entire federal budget.
In a column I wrote a month
or so ago, I told a woman who had a
large spike in her income one year
due to the sale of some property that
the increased Medicare premium she
was paying due to that extra income
could be rolled back to normal levels
if she could prove her normal annual
income was less. This was incorrect.
According to the Social Security
Administration, her Medicare
premium cannot be lowered because
she did not have a "life-changing
If you're confused, well then so
am I. And apparently so are some
government officials. I got the first
answer (the incorrect one) from a
source within SSA. But many other
SSA officials told me my answer was
wrong after the column was printed.
As I've always told readers, I'm a
Social Security expert, not a Medicare
expert. If you have questions about
Medicare, you can find answers
at or from the
Medicare experts at your local Social
Security office. (Just make sure you
ask the right one!)

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Small Business and
Crafters Fair
St. Luke's United Methodist
Church is sponsoring a Small
Business and Crafters Fair on
Saturday March 14 from 11 a.m. to
4 p.m. at 4444 Fifth Avenue N. in
St. Petersburg. A six foot (6') booth or
table is $25 per space. Admission is
free to the public. Please support
our local and neighborhood
For details and booth registration
please contact Nancy Horneman at
366-9572 or email her at nhorneman@

Power Squadron Offers
Boating Course
The United States Power Squadrons
America's Boating Course, presented
by The St. Petersburg Sail & Power
Squadron starting Monday, March
16 from 7-9 p.m. and continues
for an additional six weeks on
Monday nights. Location is the
St. Petersburg Sailing Center,
250 Second Avenue SE, Demens
Landing, St. Petersburg. Instruction
is free, materials cost $25 per family.
Contact or

Chili Cook-off
The 5th Annual Chili Cook-off at
the GFWC St Petersburg Woman's
Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E., will
be held on Friday, March 20 at 6:30
p.m. The cost of the event is $15 per
person. There will be special guest
chili judges, a homemade pie and
cake auction and a silent auction.
Live dance music will be provided
by "Free Range". A portion of the
proceeds to benefit the Hospice of
Florida Suncoast and the Historic
Building Restoration Fund. For
tickets please call 822-2473 before
March 16.
For further information on monthly
meetings, Saturday Group and other
diverse activities which include art &
craft workshops, monthly excursions,
weekly sewing group and card games
please call 822-4982. GFWC St.
Petersburg Woman's Club has been
serving the community since 1913.

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Indian Style
By Cathy Salustri
Last Friday night's Shuffle had a
distinctly eastern feel as the India
Culture and Arts Society and
SPIFFS hosted St. Pete Shuffle's
annual India Night. By 8:30 p.m.
most of the Indian food had sold
out and every court at the self-
proclaimed largest shuffleboard
club in the world had a team or
two competing at it. St. Pete
Shuffle, a free event, takes place
every Friday night at 7 p.m. at the
St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club
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By Leigh Clifton
The weather was absolutely perfect as Boyd Hill Nature Preserve held their
annual Frontier Days celebration the last Saturday afternoon in Febru-
ary/ Spurred on by the rhythm of the Country Road Runners of Seminole,
people enjoyed arts, crafts, snow cones, hot dogs and face painting, hay rides
and demonstrations of life on the old frontier at the turn of the century. The
smell of fresh popcorn wafted from the country kitchen of the 1899 Endicott
House, a restored country cottage with a working wood stove and authentic
period furniture pieces. The real sawmill with traditional long hand saws for
two allowed folks to try their hands at sawing through a six inch log, and the
blacksmith shop, with its authentic hand bellows to stoke the fires for metal
heating gave demonstrations of smithing for the public. Antique cars, tree
climbing, good country mountain music and a fabulous day all helped Boyd
Hill put on a wonderful annual event for the public.

My Favorite Older
Person Essay Contest
Gulfport Middle and High School
Students (including those home
schooled) are invited to write a short
essay on the topic of IIly Favorite
Older Person". What a wonderful
way to honor the person who has
touched your life in a special way!
The older person should be at least
60 years or older and with whom you
have a personal relationship.
Entries should be typed, if possible,
and limited to two sheets (font 12)
or handwritten (please, no pencil).
Prizes include $75 Wal-Mart gift
card (first prize) and $25 Wal-Mart
gift Card (second prize), etc. Essay
judges will be looking for ability to
describe your feelings for the person;
ability to illustrate what you write
with examples; ability to write these
clearly and concisely; ability to
describe the qualities you admire in
the person (independence, helping
other, courage, etc.); and writing
skills appropriate to the grade level.
Completed essays can be returned
to the Senior Center (5501 27th Ave.
S., Gulfport, FL. 33707) by March 31.
Essays will not be accepted after April
3. Essay winners and their favorite
older person will be recognized at
a City of Gulfport Council Meeting
during the month of May which is
Older Americans Month.
Sponsors include the City of
Gulfport, The Gulfport Multipurpose
Senior Center Foundation, Inc.,
Gulfport Optimists Club and The
Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
Call the Senior Center if you would
like to receive an Essay Contest
Flyer or need further information at

You Can Make
a Difference
The St. Petersburg Police
Department is currently conducting
interviews for Volunteer Road
Patrol positions. This elite group of
nationallyrecognizedvolunteer police
professionals is looking for good men
and women to join our team. If you
think you have the "right stuff' and
want to make a difference in your
community, call 893-7141 today to
schedule an appointment.

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Support Our Troops
Donate items such as candy, cookies,
microwave popcorn, peanut butter
or cheese crackers, small canned
fruits, canned meats and tuna, Kool-
Aid, Crystal Light, beef jerky, slim
jims, any small microwave products
(soups, pastas, etc.), ladies hygiene
products, baby wipes, chapstick,
sunscreen, bandanas, socks, zip
lock bags and Q-tips. Drop off goods
at the Army Recruiting Office in
Seminole Mall, VFW Post 4256 at
John's Pass, American Legion Post 7
in Clearwater, Extra Storage Space
on Duhme Road in Madeira Beach or
VFW Post 9273 in Seminole.

Adult Basic
Sailing School
Boca Ciega Yacht Club will be
offering a five week Adult Basic
Sailing Class beginning Wednesday,
March 11. The course includes five
Wednesday evening classes as
well as four weekend waterfront
sailing sessions. Students will put
classroom theories into practice
sailing the club's Catalina 16.5 fleet.
Cost is $225 per person including
all classroom materials and an U.S.
Sailing Association Basic Keelboat
manual. Participants will receive
a complementary three month
membership. With a 2:1 student
teacher ratio this is the most
reasonably priced program in the
Tampa Bay area. For registration
information, visit
or call Jennifer Rogers at 345-7544.
Pre-registration is required.

Local Real Estate
Marketplace Statistics
The Pinellas Realtor@ Organization
recently released marketplace
statistics for Pinellas County.
Single family sales and pending
contracts continue to outperform
activity when comparing January
2008 with January 2009 in every
metric except median price. Unit
sales were up 14.4%, listings were
down 11.4%, contracts written were
up 48% (pending and active with
contract), and months supply of
inventory is down to 24 months the
last a drop of 23% from last year.

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Royal Chicken, Queens and Ponce

DeLeon Toaether in one Place

What do chickens, a wife of King Henry VIII and a hardy Scotsman named Malcolm all
have in common? Will Ponce DeLeon find the Fountain of Youth on the grounds of MOSI in
Tampa? Why is that bird wearing what appears to be an executioner's mask?
For the next seven weekends the 31st Annual Bay Area Renaissance Festival has these
answers on offer alongside the ever-famous Scotch Eggs, jousting events, a pirate- themed
weekend and, last but never, ever least, Gulfport's own Empty Hats.
The Renaissance Festival opens this weekend and runs through April 5. For more information
visit or buy discounted tickets (adults cost $16.95) at MOSI.




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Tues.- Open Mic Blues Jam, Hosted by Dave Shepard. 8pm
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Free Program
for Children
Registration is open for the Terrific
Tuesday program at Gulfport
Presbyterian Church, 5313 27
Avenue S. for children ages 6 to 12.
The program Tuesday afternoons
from 3:30-5 p.m. includes recreation,
Bible lesson and snack. Open to the
public at no charge. Registration and
parental/guardian consent required.
Forms available at the church office,
9-12, M-F. For information, phone
Kathy at church office, 321-8086 or
Nancy at 321-6547 any time. The
March 10 program will be a special
ice cream party along with Kardini's
magic lesson.

2009 AARP Tax Sites
Free tax preparation and
assistance is available through April
15 for those households with low to
moderate incomes for taxpayers of
all ages, but with an emphasis on
those over 60 years of age.
Taxpayers must bring social
security cards for all persons listed
on their tax returns, a picture ID
and all pertinent records such W-2s,
1099s, other income and credits,
last year's tax return and real estate
tax receipt. Free electronic filing is
available at all sites
Locations and schedules are as
follows: Gulf Beaches Public Library,
200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach,
10-1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday;
Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28
Avenue S., 10-3 p.m. Friday.
If you have any questions, please
call Sylvia Scoble at 595-7408.

Post 125 Auxiliary
Golf Tournament
American Legion Post 125
Auxiliary is holding a miniature golf
tournament on Sunday, March 22nd,
10am. at The Polynesian Putter on
St. Pete Beach. Tickets are $15 per
person to play and hole sponsors
are $10 with proceeds to benefit
child abuse prevention. Deadline is
Sunday, March 15. Contact the Post
at 347-6085. Watch The Gabber for
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Get Rescued in
By Leigh Clifton

Beach Boulevard was a
sea of large dogs and small
dogs, a huge bunny rabbit
and even a goose named
George as Get Rescued
in Gulfport kicked off its
fifth year of fundraising for
animal rescue groups from
all over the region. The event
cofounded and organized
by Linda Shehan and Mary
C'lO .ill.-y, who owns Reef
Dog in Gulfport, was created
as a venue to raise money
and awareness of the plight
of mistreated, abused and
neglected animals. Begun
in 2004 as a street fair with
a few local rescue groups,
Get Rescued has evolved
to a full street stroll down
Beach Boulevard, with 45
rescue groups and over 100
vendors, bands, music and
even a mobile cat clinic.
"Our purpose was to let
people know that some
animals are in desperate
situations and need our help.
We need to be advocates for
these animals that are being
abused and neglected. We
need to take a stand that
says we will fight for their
rights," Linda said.
Rescue and adoption
groups for almost every

Husky, Dachshund, Great
Pyrenees, Big Cat Rescue,
Great Dane Greyhound,
Chihuahua, Labrador,
Bassett Hound and Poodle
rescue groups. All of these
groups are resolute in
removing animals from an
abusive environment, puppy
mill or dangerous situation
and fostering, then finding
forever homes for their
particular breeds. Of course,
there many more rescue
groups and breeds and some
of them traveled from as far
away as Georgia, Tennessee
and Alabama to be part of
this charitable experience.
"It's going absolutelyperfect
today," Linda said. "All these
people have one common
purpose; to help animals
and this turnout is exactly
what we dreamed of when
we thought about the idea. It
really does take a village to
make a difference."
Because of the trying
economic times, Linda and
Mary decided to do something
a little different this year;
they asked for donations
of dog and cat food and
products to help supplement
the rescue groups, many of
whom run on a shoe-string
budget and depend on
donations. Many people who

breed imaginable were have donated in the past are
represented; a notable few at now just fiscally unable to do
Get Rescued; the Siberian so and the rescue groups are

Jacob Eanes (left) 7 and Christopher Crawley, 5, stoop to pet
Harley, a rescue dachsund who had back surgery a year ago and is
slowly relearning to walk. Meanwhile, Harley zips along in his doggy
wheelchair and is a happy little camper!

in dire need of necessities
like food, blankets for cages
and money for vet bills.
"It was amazing how this
community answered our
call to action," Linda said.
"We've accepted probably
over 2000 pounds of dog and
cat food from
the public, local
pet stores and
vets. At the end
of the day, we
plan on letting
the rescue
groups come up
and take what
they need for
their individual
groups. It's
another way Huckleberry
we can help rescue from
Sone of the 23
out, because the Barnes h
the Barnes hi
a lot of times, or fostered.
when people
lose their jobs, they often
have to leave behind their
pets; they just can't afford
to feed them. And it's so sad
because the pets don't know,
they don't understand. It's
just heartbreaking."
But on this beautiful
Saturday afternoon, people
brought their pets out


on leashes and enjoyed
that special camaraderie
that all pet owners share.
Great Danes towered over
Dachshunds, Poodles sniffed
around Chihuahuas and
mutts of every color walked
every bit as proudly as any
Lori Rosso,
who happened
to walk by;
"This is so
Gulfportian. I
mean, where
else could you
r Hound, a walk down
ennessee, is the street and
assett hounds
e rescued and see so many
animals and
happy people. How could you
not smile? This symbolizes
what makes our community
so uniquely special; we
pull together and fight for
a common cause. It makes
people who don't live here in
Gulfport want to move here,
just to be part of something
like this."

Gabber March 5 March 11, 2009

Candidate's Forum Sheds Light, Reveals Inc
Last week the six candidates for Gulfport City Council gathered for a candidate's
forum at city hall. The League of Women Voter's organized the forum. Over the course
of the evening each candidate answered questions posed by the audience. Below find
some of the highlights of the evening's event as well as a few inconsistencies in what the
candidates told the voters.
Ward Two Candidates Ward Four Candidates
Jim Greenwald Sam Henderson
Michele King (incumbent) Pam Prell

By Cathy Salustri

Clam Bayou:
Greenwald: "I think Clam
Bayou's one of our treasures
but unfortunately for us it's
St. Petersburg's toxic waste
Henderson: "No offense
Jim, but we've got to stop
calling it a toxic waste dump.
When you look at the data
that's behind it, yes, it gets
dirty, but floating bottles
don't represent toxic waste.
Dredging is not a solution;
channelizing a bayou is not
environmental restoration."
Yarborough: "We need
to be a little patient. Keep
the boats out of there with
the props, leave it for the
Stull: "I think it would be a
positive asset-it is a positive
asset to our community-
and we need to see what we
can do to help restore some
of the wildlife that was there
years ago.

What town would
you use as a growth
and height model?
Henderson: "Dunedin"
Yarborough: "Charleston,
South Carolina"
Stull: "Yellow Springs,
Prell: "I think we are the
model. I think we need to
keep being the model. I don't
know if ya'll know it but
they (public lands) can be
sold. There's no protection. If
they want to sell the casino
tomorrow, three votes of

the council up here, gone. I
would like to see a charter
change to protect our public
King: "There are many
developments throughout
Florida that mimic Gulfport's
downtown. I would use
Patchogue as a model. I
really don't think we should
put that in the charter. St.
Pete Beach did that and it's
a mess over there. If you
want to protect your height
and you want to protect
those things, the place to
put those things is in the
comprehensive plan."
After the meeting, King said
she wouldn't have a problem
with a referendum for
certain properties or putting
things in the charter as well
but she felt strongly that the
safest move for protecting
Gulfport's downtown was to
place those protections in
the comprehensive plan.
"I don't want every piece of
property Gulfport owns to
go for referendum, because
we're actually in the process
of using federal money to
buy foreclosures and we'd
never sell anything," King
said later. Those types of
purchased by the city-don't
need to go to referendum,
King stressed.
City staff corroborated
that the comprehensive plan
would offer more protection.

Greenwald: I believe we
should put it in the charter.
We don't need to model after
anybody. We are our own
city and we need to stay that

Mary Stull (incumbent)
Courtland Yarborough

And a few
The Gabber found a
few anomalies with
some statements made
at the forum.
Yarborough: "A few years
ago when Sears was about
to go belly up a company I
worked for, we went in there
and made them sell Coldwell
Banker, Allstate, and get rid
of their $15 a pop catalogs."
Sears purchased Coldwell
Banker in 1981 and started
Allstate in 1931. Yarborough
is 46, according to his
MySpace page. In 1981 he
was 18.
King: "We're having budget
meetings for next year which,
actually, was my idea."
Gabber records of city
council meetings show
interim city manager Jim
O'Reilly suggested these
meetings rather than King.
Henderson: "It's one of the
three marinas in the state
that's gotten the Department
ofEnvironmentalProtection' s
(DEP) Clean Marina rating,
which is pretty tough to
"It's easy to get for
municipalities because of the
support facilities we have.
Private marinas are a little
harder to get," Harbormaster
Denis Frain said. Clearwater
Municipal, Tierra Verde,
and Gulfport Municipal
marinas were the first three
Pinellas County marinas to
receive the Clean Marina
designation but not the only
three. Florida currently has
over 100 Clean Marinas, a

rating designated by
DEP and particip


Yarborough: "Last year
we spent somewhere in the
order of $60,000 to take the
wood up on the east dock
to replace it with Brazilian
hardwood. Now, if I was
running that marina, I would
pull the pressure treated
pine up, I would flip it over,
and I would screw it back
down. That's common sense,
ladies and gentlemen, and
we'll get another ten years
out of the wood. I'll show you
how to make money at that
Marina staff flipped the
wood over several years ago
and the wood "was at the
end of its useful life, and
we didn't want a lawsuit,"
according to Frain. Staff
flipped the boards, replaced
some boards, and sealed all
the boards before replacing
the decking. "I don't know
where he got that. If he had
come to me and asked me I
would have told him."
The marina installed
composite decking called
Moisture Shield at the
Boca Ciega Yacht Club and,
because a "reasonably priced
composite was not available
when we did Pier Six," staff
used hardwood, which has
a 25-year life expectancy,
Frain said. The marina spent
roughly $100,000 to replace
the decking, which marina
staff included in their five-
year plan.
"I don't know how much
marina experience he has,
but I have 26 years. I'll put
my experience against his
anytime," Frain said. "When
you're a Clean Marina,
people expect it to be nice."
Yarborough: "Sam, I
don't know why you issued
an e-mail labeling me as
a Republican. It was also
pointed out to me that last
year you were registered as
an Independent and did not
even vote in the presidential
ber March 5 March 11, 2009

election, which leads me to believe
you're already starting out to deceive
the public."
Henderson: "In order to start this
job, you might want to get your facts
straight. You're... not doing your
homework because my voting record
is on record with the supervisor of
elections. I've got in on hard copy
and I've provided it to one of your
The Gulfport elections are city
wide.Any registered voter can vote
for a candidate in both wards.


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By Jeff Rugg

Q: I want to grow tomatoes in my
garden. I have never made a garden
before and when I started looking at
the tomatoes in the catalogs there
were a lot of words that I have never
heard used with a vegetable. Can you
make this a little clearer for me?
A: Tomatoes are by far the most pop-
ular garden vegetable. They actually
are the fruit of the plant, but they are
used in cooking as a vegetable. For
botanists, having seeds and pulp pro-
duced from a single ovary means that
tomatoes are actually a berry.
A tomato is called determinate if the
plant stops growing when the fruit
starts growing. The harvest time is
limited because all the fruit develop
at the same time and then the plant
is done. It can be pulled out and new
vegetables planted for a new crop of
something else, such as a fall cool
season crop. Determinate tomatoes
can be useful for canning purposes
since all the fruit is ready at the same
time. They also tend to not grow too
tall, so they may not need supports.
Indeterminate tomatoes continue to
produce new shoots and flowers after
the first fruit have begun growing.
You can have ripe tomatoes, green
tomatoes and flowers all on the plant
at once. The harvest is extended over
a long time. This tomato growth pat-

tern is useful for eating tomatoes
that you might want fresh off the
vine. They will be ready for many
weeks, until a frost gets them or un-
til the hot weather stops them from
Indeterminate tomatoes usually
benefit from staking, a cage or a trel-
lis. These devices hold the tomato
vines up off the ground. Any fruit
that ripen on the ground run the risk
of being rotten before harvest.
Early, mid- and late season are just
terms the catalogs use to describe
how soon the tomatoes and other
vegetables will be ready for har-
vest. There isn't a specific number of
weeks for one term or the other; it is
just a general idea that some toma-
toes will produce fruit quickly, some
not for a long time and others will be
in between.
Tomato varieties are sometimes
listed with capital letters V, F, A, T
or N after the name. These varieties
are hybrids that are resistant to the
fungal diseases of Verticillium Wilt,
Fusarium Wilt, Alternaria fungi, To-
bacco Mosaic Virus or to Nematodes.
There may be as many as three capi-
tal F's after a name because there are
three different varieties of Fusarium
Wilt and a hybrid may be tolerant of
one, two or all three kinds.

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We.-St @ it.

Most catalogs or seed packages will
list a number of days until maturity,
or days until harvest. This is Garden-
ing Time, which tends to run much
slower than clock or calendar time.
If the seeds are planted in the gar-
den, then only planting until harvest
is considered. Some seeds are plant-
ed indoors first and then the sprout is
transplanted into the garden. The six
to eight weeks of indoor time is not
included in the calculation of days
until harvest, just the outdoor gar-
den time. Every garden season has
different temperatures, rainfall and
sunshine versus cloudiness and other
weather factors, so the fruit will ma-
ture when they are good and ready,
not when the catalog says they will.
Warm season vegetables like toma-
toes really need warm soil and air.
In northern climates, they should
be transplanted out into the garden
a couple of weeks after the last frost
date, which means calculating the
indoor planting date back from the
outdoor planting date. In southern
climates, they are usually planted
in the fall or winter, so they can pro-
duce fruit before the hot summer
weather sets in. Most tomato plants
stop blooming when the nighttime
temperatures stay in the 70s or high-
er. There are some newer varieties
that are called hot tomatoes for use
in southern gardens.
Tomato fruit are often described
as being cherries, plums, pears or
hearts. There isn't a perfect defini-
tion of the shapes of tomatoes, but
here are some guidelines: A cherry
tomato is small, round and often
used in salads. A grape tomato is
about the same size, but is more oval
in shape. Pear tomatoes are cherry
tomato sized and shaped like pears
while plum tomatoes are about twice
the size of a cherry tomato.
Beefsteak tomatoes are typically
wider than tall so they are not ball
shaped, but sort of flattened. They
also tend to be ribbed with lots of
walls. Oxheart tomatoes are triangu-
lar or top shaped, being wider at the
stem end. Slicing tomatoes tend to be
round so the slices fit on a hamburger
bun. Paste tomatoes have more pulp
and less of the locule gel surround-
ing the seeds. Locule -- now there is
a word for you Scrabble players. It
is the small compartment in a plant
ovary where the seeds are produced.

Gabber March 5 March 11, 2009

Suddenly in Command
Would you know what to do if your
spouse, friend or family member fell
over board or was hurt or became ill
from a heart attack or stroke while
you were out boating or fishing?
Calling for help, starting and
operating the boat would place you
"suddenly in command".
The United States Coast Guard
Auxiliary, Flotilla 72 will present
a four hour program on Saturday,
April 4 at the U.S.C.G. Auxiliary,
Flotilla building from 8:30-12:30
p.m., 1300 Beach Drive SE in
St. Petersburg. Call 898-1324 for
information. Pre-registration is
required as classroom space will be
limited. Visit
index.htm, click on Boating Classes
for more information.
The program will include: Getting to
know your boat; Types of Emergencies
to prepare to handle; What to do if one
of these Emergencies does happen;
Marine communications and an
introduction to the Rules of the Road
(sea). Paper work will be available for
you to apply for your state of Florida
boater safety education ID card.

Fill the Box for a
Troop in Iraq
American Legion Post 125 Auxiliary
has adopted two more platoons
serving in Iraq and is seeking
donations for a total of three now.
Items needed include candy, personal
items, books, batteries, snacks, beef
jerky, slim jims, tuna packets, white
socks, dry food items. A box has been
provided at the Post located at 6440
Fifth Avenue S. in St. Petersburg.
For more information, call Shirley
at 510-1919. Let's show them our

Retired Officers
Wives Club to Meet
The Retired Officers Wives Club of
St. Petersburg will meet for lunch on
March 10 at Mango's in the Doubletree
Hotel, 17120 Gulf Boulevard in No.
Redington Beach. Social hour is 11:30
with lunch at 12:15. The program
will be a presentation by Bob Bryan
of the Pinellas Genealogy Society.
Call 595-4619 for reservations.

Gabber March 5 March 11, 2009

Bogie Boys Basketball Denied at the Buzzer
By Leigh Clifton

In another truly
electrifying contest,
the Bogie Boys
basketball team saw
their quest to the
Final Four abruptly
end at the buzzer on
the last Tuesday night
in February, losing to
Nova High in Venice
35-33. The team was
on the other end this
time of a last minute
squeaker, after having
played a spectacular
game last week against
North Port, beating
them in the final four
seconds. But fate was
not on their side in
Venice as Nova answered a last ditch effort in the waning seconds of the game
to score the final two points that ended a stellar Bogie season.
"We matched them up pretty well," said Coach Randy Shuman, sounding
very tired after the long quiet bus ride home. "We played good enough to win,
we just didn't do it. We took a few bad shots and they made us pay for it. We
missed some key free throws. Then with 3.7 seconds, they banked a bucket in
and we got the ball back, but missed the shot."
Bogie High has had a great season and is the District Champion, but with
eight graduating seniors, including starters Myron Dempsey, Richard Prince,
Julius Forte and Bryce Mosley, Shuman will have to rely heavily next year
on his bench, some of who have gotten some decent playing experience this
"I have to admit, it was pretty sad tonight... I feel bad for the seniors who
really wanted to end as Final Four champs. Most of them have overcome a
lot of adversity, not of their own making and have shown a true strength of
character. They've played hard all season and I'm really proud of all of them."



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Container Gardening: Food, Flowers and Fun!

The writers at the Gabber have
been bugging me about doing a col-
umn about container gardening so
here it is. I have to say I'm not re-
ally one to grow vegetables or such in
containers, but I have many friends
who do and do it quite successfully.
You can too if you follow some basic
Some of these include:
* Avoid containers with narrow open-
* Cheap plastic pots may deteriorate
in UV sunlight and terracotta pots
dry out rapidly. Glazed ceramic pots
are excellent choices but require sev-
eral drainage holes.
* Wooden containers are susceptible
to rot. Redwood and cedar are rela-
tively rot resistant and can be used
without staining or painting. Avoid
wood treated with creosote, penta or
other toxic compounds since the va-
pors can damage the plants. One ad-
vantage of wooden containers is that
they can be built to sizes and shapes
that suit the location.
* Use containers between 15 and 120
quarts capacity. Small pots restrict
the root area and dry out very quick-
ly. The size and number of plants to
be grown will determine the size of
the container used. Deep rooted veg-
etables require deep pots.
* Make sure your pot has adequate
drainage. Holes should be 1/2 inch
across. Line the base of the pot with
newspaper to prevent soil loss.
* In hot climates like ours use light-
colored containers to lessen heat ab-
sorption and discourage uneven root
* Set containers on bricks or blocks
to allow free drainage.
* Line hanging baskets with sphag-
num moss for water retention. Keep
baskets away from afternoon sun.
* If you choose clay pots, remem-
ber that clay is porous and water is
lost from the sides of the container.
Plants in clay pots should be moni-
tored closely for loss of moisture.
Growing Mixture
Make sure your planting medium

Gabber March 5 March 11, 2009

drains rapidly but retains enough
moisture to keep the roots evenly
moist. Your compost will make an
excellent potting soil. Check the re-
quirements of the plants you grow to
determine whether you will need to
add sand. If compost is not available,
purchase a good quality potting mix-
ture or make your own from equal
parts of sand, loamy garden soil, and
peat moss. Commercial potting mix-
es are usually slightly acidic, so you
may want to add a little lime.
Most container gardeners I know
have found that a "soilless" potting
mix works best. In addition to drain-
ing quickly, "soilless" mixes are light-
weight and free from soil- borne dis-
eases and weed seeds. These mixes
can be purchased from garden cen-
When you add your soil to your con-
tainer, leave a 2 inch space between
the top of the soil and the top of the
container. You will be able to add 1/2
inch or so of mulch later.
Your container garden will need at
least five hours of direct sunlight



each day, and many plants will bene-
fit from even more. As a general rule,
leafy vegetables such as cabbage and
lettuce can tolerate the most shade,
while root crops such as beets and
carrots will need more sun. Fruit-
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cucumbers need the most sun. The
amount of sunlight needed by flow-
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Since potting mixes drain water rap-
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In an exposed location, container
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Come to You! Visit us on the Web. msn www. 15yrs. Experience Lic.
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Long or Short Term Help Available
Live-Ins Reasonable Rates
Companions Locally Owned
Homemakers State Licensed
Assistance w/everyday activities
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Find out how to turn your love
for children into a living.
Call: 727-547-5758
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available 24/7, (Mon.-Sun.) Dr. Appointments,
Pickup meds, grocery shop. $13 per hour.Call
Beatrice 727-564-7359 anytime.
NEED HELP 727-347-3424-Senior Care As-
sistance & Handyman Repairs, 22 Years in
Business. All Individuals Have Had Extensive
Background Checks. Rent-a-Hand. Lic.#5842.
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We don't cut corners...
We clean them!
Lisa's Services. Cleaning, Plant/Pet Care and
Errands. Lic. 2557. Free Estimate. 727-898-

I Campas
Cleaning, Inc.
Professional Window Washing Service
(727) 481-1605
Condos From Homes From
$38" $68"
"Best Prices In Town"
Licensed Insured
Since 1989
HOUSEKEEPING-Mature, Honest, Reliable
Woman w/References. Flexible Schedules. Let
Me Help You! 727-459-9377.
pendable, Experienced. From Ceiling Fans to
aseboards & Windows. Great Rates. Week-
ly, Bi-weekly, Monthly, Move-ins/Outs Karen,
DYSON VACUUM-Child/Pet Friendly, Own
Greenwise Supplies. Same 2 Girls Every
Clean. Dyson Vac. Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Month-
ly, Free Estimates, Kelly 727-408-0725.

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ING-Do Windows, Run Errands, Yard Work &
Laundry. Let Me Help You! Reasonable Rates.
Call Darlene 727-657-3783.
OVER 3HR. $12/HR.
Complete Cleaning Home & Business. Week-
ly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly, Moving In/Out, Ironing,
Pet Care. Efficient, Trustworthy, Years of Expe-
rience, Good References. Call Mary 727-288-

Sun.& Mon.10am-6pm
3037 Beach Boulevard

ing and Repairs. Remodel, Service Calls, Fus-
es to Breakers. Barnes Electric, since 1980.
Lic#EC13002693. 727-409-4364

* Room Additions Lightning Protection
* Fuses to Breakers Mobile Homes
* Circuits Added Phone Wiring
* Ceiling Fans Security Lighting & More
Hour Insured
Service 525-0677 St. Li.

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FREE ESTIMATES Any Size Job. Service
Upgrades. Fuse to Breakers, Insured Master
Electrician. Home Generator H/Ups. Call Rob-
ert, 455-1099. C-6443/ER#14346.
Low Voltage Wiring, Home Theater, CATV,
Computer Networking, Licensed (C-10036) &
Insured. Visa/MC. 727-547-8001.

We Have the Solutions to Your Electrical
Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Break-
ers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior
Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-546-7047
cal Needs. 34 Years Experience. Service Up-
grades And Remodels. Residential/Commer-
cial. State Certified Electrician. EC0002886.
Free Estimates. 727-330-0838, 1-727-243-
ers, Upgrades, Electrical Repairs, Ceiling
Fans, Room Additions. Licensed & Insured,
EC13003067. Call Bill, 642-5706.

Serving Pinellas County Since 1991
Residential and Commercial
Lic. # ER13014090

Service Calls $60

Jobs Big or Small. Semi-Skilled or Skilled.
30 + years Experience. Interior/Exterior, All
Types of Work, Free Estimates. Call Charles
Homes & Condos. Honest, Experienced. In-
tstallations, Locks, General Repairs. Small
Jobs OK! Senior Discounts. Call Larry & Git'R
Done! 727-482-9505.

HOME REPAIR 895-2272
Interior/Exterior. Highly Skilled Craftsman with
a Keen Eye for Detail. 1 take Pride in Every Job
and Do What Others Cannot. Older Homes
my Specialty. Many References Available. Call
TLC PRO HANDYMAN- From Complex Up-
grades to Simple Maintenance. $25 Minimum.
Save Now Spring Special! Window Cleaning
Available. 727-458-6636.
at 25% Discount for the job. Call Gus at 727-

NO JOBTOO SMALL- No Job Too Big. Handy-
man Services, 27 Years Experience. Reason-
able, Reliable, References. Over 50 Discount.
Handy Hands Handy Man Service. $20/Hr. 2
Sets of Hands. Any Job, Any Time. Call 24/7.
Licensed. 727-320-7639.
Free Estimates. We Do It all! You Don't Pay Till
Job is Complete, Great References! 727-688-
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RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Pool Cages,
Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hur-
ricane Windows, Concrete Slabs, Sofit/Facia.
Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-
4300. RX11066857.
penter. Great Rates. DEPENDABLE. 22 Years
in Gabber. Rotted wood, doors, eaves, decks,
etc. C-5754, 727-821-9973.
Terrazzo, Wood, and Tile. Make Any Floor New
Again. Rentals, Commercial, and Residential.
Free Estimates 727-321-3396.
LUDCO BUILDERS LLC-Specializing in Up-
grading & repairing homes/condos for better
giving or for staging properties for sale. All
types of repairs, including kitchen Cabinet in-
stalls and refacing, bathrooms, new door in-
stallations, plaster repairs, tile work, painting,
etc. Free Quotes. Licensed #CRC1329348,
Fully Insured. Call Denis, 508-450-2586.

ens, Repairs & More. Campbell's Home Re-
pair & Noble Construction. Over 30 Years Ex-
perience. Free Estimates. Lic.#CBC1256435.
727-688-8554, 727-576-7829.
Owner Rob Deins Lic. # C8906
727-481-6629 Insured
Design By Deins
Kitchen & Bathrooms
Custom Built & Refaced
Office & Entertainment Centers
Countertops, Fine Carpentry, Doors, Trim & Crown Molding

Types Roofing from Leaks to Complete Re-
Roofs. Insured, Dependable. Free Estimates.
Quality Workmanship. 727-214-4768.
Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Special-
ists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let "A
Old-Timer" Do It! Licensed RCC0051451 and
Insured. 824-9996.
able, Dependable and Courteous. Drug Free.
Hourly Employees Wearing Uniforms. 727-
572-Roof(7663) Lic#CCC1325721.

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Art Padula
Building In Ctdfp sine 1973
727-327-2100 // 515-7509 cell
Padula Development & Construction Co., Inc.
SUte ticened COC-0I5154 [insred

Bay Breeze Enterprises Inc Driveways
Commercial & Residential Paver Repair
Uc# C6C042175 SlabS

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SKitchens 'o '. t i| Porch
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SAll Types of Remodeling Free Estimates
Bill (Skip) Whitman
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Gabber March 5 March 11, 2009

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DANCE LESSONS- Individual, Couples,
Small Groups. Swing, Cha-Cha, Salsa, Rum-
ba, Waltz, FoxTrot, Tango. Fun & Easy. In Gulf-
port. People with "two left feet" very welcome.
Contact Phyllis, 727-488-0663.

Your Present Lawn Service? Call Me! Cut,
Edge, Weed, Tree Trimming. We'll Make You
Happy! 727-515-9165 Ask for Pete.

Coppolas Tree Service

Always Discounted Rates ForGulpotResent FREE
Certified Mangrove Trimming Specialist "
322-0890 MULCH
Tree Trimming
Over 20 Years in Gulfport 5
Certified Arborist Over 10 Years
Member International M I
Society of Aborculture
Board Member Gulfport Licensed/Insured
Chamber of Commerce. Lic.# FL-0203A
JEFF'S LAWN SERVICE- Mowing, Trimming,
Edging, Blowing, Yard Clean-ups. Leaf and
Debris removal. ALSO: Odd jobs. Reasonable
rates, 727-341-0185
Prices, Leaf & Debris Removal, Palm & Tree
Pruning. Spring Cleanouts. Call Don, 644-
Residential/Commercial, Power Washing,
Painting Prep, Yard Work, Triming/Cutting
Trees, Schrubs, Mowing, Leave Removal,
Weed-Eating, Cleanouts & Hauling. 727-565-

James Fox Tree Service
Owner/Operator for over 20 years
g'_ "We make your trees feel beautiful"
HI -_^ .* Trees cleaned, elevated
.*~ *Property Maintenance
S Stump grinding
'1''"c.! Hazardous limb removal
Lic.# 0700008985 Storm and roof protection
727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601
fordable Prices. Property Maintenance. Mow-
ing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush/Tree Remov-
al, Clean-Ups, Dependable. Senior Discounts,
Call Dave, 727-215-2229.

Monthly Lawn Maintenance. (Hauling, Land-
scape, Tree Services, Etc.) Licensed/Insured.
727-322-1849, 727-215-8601.

BFW Landscaping
Complete Lawn Services
Tree Work & Stump Grinding
Clen ups & Stump Grinding ESTIMATES
(727) 522-8456
Serving Pinelas 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.
Sylvester, 460-8721.
Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years
Experience. Reasonable Rates. 439-0792
Leave Message. Lic.#C8312.


DAN'S HAULING-341-1135. Full Service

Cleanup. Bobcat & Demo Work

Furniture & Household Goods. If Your Mov-
ing Long Distance I Can Save You Big Bucks.
Small Loads Welcome. 727-515-2100.

terior/Exterior with Benjamin Moore. Pressure
Cleaning. Wallpaper, Window Treatments,
Lic.#C-4749. Quality Work Over 26 Years. 344-
1674. References, Guaranteed.
terior Home Repair/Pressure Cleaning. Dry-
wall Repair/Texturing. Senior Discount. Better
Business Bureau, Lc#7761. 727-822-4126.
Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall,
Taping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates
Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-

Deadline: Tuesday 5pm I Monday 3pm if proof (727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830 (727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830

Residential/Commercial. Interior & Exterior. 20
Years Experience. Lic.#C-8433. Insured. Call
Phil, 327-7926.
Tim Barrett Painting Inc. Honest & Depend-
able, Interior/Exterior, Sherwin Williams Paint,
Free Estimates, 15yrs. Experience. Licensed
and Insured, C9762 727-391-6694.
GET THE BEST-No Mess! Scott Daley Paint-
ing. Interior/Exterior, Insured. #C-7965. Since
1985. Green Available, Paintstore Referred.
Call Anytime. 727-643-1920, 727-381-2057.
PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates.
Commercial Residential References Upon
Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.
Interior, Exterior. Handyman Services. Owner
Operated, Lic. #C4505 Insured. Always Free
Estimates, Premium Painting. 727-525-9304.


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1321-4276 Smergency
Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning,
Remodels, New Construction, Accepting
Credit Cards. Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-
CFC1427888. Call Charlie, 727-522-2508.
Faucets, All Your Plumbing Needs. Reason-
able Rates, Senior Discounts. 30yrs. Experi-
ence. Lic. (RF67158) and Insured. 727-823-

24/7. We Pick Up on Your Schedule. Bonded,
Licensed & Insured. Call Ron at 727-224-
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.
ment Savings? Earn 8-12% steady income,
payable monthly guaranteed by low loan-to-
value mortgages. Local group is purchasing
foreclosed residential properties from banks at
50-60% off today's value and selling them to
qualify home buyers on lease option. Contact
ene Olson @ 7276-612-1824.
Car or Your Car. Will Load up and put things
away for you. References, Honest, Reliable
Mature Woman, Reasonable Fee. 727-459-
Losing your Safe Money Fast? I May Have a
Program To Help You-Don't Wait! Call Mike To-
day, 727-403-0051. Fl. License P168756.

Running Errands in Gulfport and the Adjacent
Areas. Grocery Store, Pharmacy, Bank and
More! Call Bob Pickup 716-480-0776.
HEM JEANS $5 -Replace Buttons, Elastic,
Zippers, Minor Repairs, Alterations. Eileen's
Resale Boutique. 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Tue-Sat,
10-3p.m. 727-322-1422.
FLOWERS 727-641-8546
Custom-Order Silks. Bouquets, Ceremony,
Reception, Home & Business.
Free Price Quote.

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I: ness Opportunity
NEED A NEW HOME?- Stylist Opening at the
Gazebo of So. Pasadena. Join our Team. By
Appt. Only. 727-381-3603.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- For $12 per week.
Call 321-6965.

LIVE-IN HELP NEEDED- Job Requires Light
Housekeeping, Meal Preparation, Some
Shopping, Occasional Driving. (Driver's Li-
cense & Car Insurance Required) CNA Train-
ing Helpful, Laundry as Needed. No Heavy
Lifting. Experience & References Required.
Licensed/Bonded. St. Pete Beach Area. Indi-
vidual will work as an Independent Contractor.
Please Contact Jean at 415-896-5604 or John
at 727-430-2193.
$12 per week. Call 321-6965.


Eclipse Property Solutions

enced Home Health Aids/CNA's for in-Home
Care. Flexible FT/PT Shifts Available Immedi-
ately. Call 727-210-6650.


$100 OR LESS
From Aquariums to Zippers
Call Email Stop by
Residential customers only.
Each item must have price.
Deadline is Monday at 5pm.
Limited time only.
Price may not exceed
$100 per item.

1419 49th St. S.Gulfport, FL 33707
727-321-6965 fax 321-6965

Gabber March 5 March 11, 2009


Deadline: Tuesday 5pm I Monday 3pm if proof is required (727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830

Complete with flour bin & spice rack. Amazing
Condition. $400 Cash. 727-345-0285.

1987 FORD E150 VAN- High Top, Dropped
Floor for Wheelchair Set Up. 4-Seats, Runs
Good, A/C, Auto, Power Windows. $950. 727-
Red, New Timing belt plus more. Well main-
tained! Low miles 131k, $1150 O.B.O. 727-
954-0451 or 727-542-2674 (cell)
1994 CHEVY LUMINA- New Tires, No Rev.
$350. 727-252-9118.
1994 FORD E-350 BOX TRUCK- 17ft. Box
over cab. Diesel. A/C, New Batteries. 214k
miles. Runs great. $3900 O.B.O. 727-321-
2001 CHEVY ASTRO VAN- 8 Passenger,
108K, Beautiful Condition, $4500. 727-403-
2002 DODGE NEON SPORT- 5-Speed, Great
Gas. $3200. 727-289-3575.
2004 HONDA CIVIC LX 4 Dr. Sedan, 48,500
Miles, $8995. Good Condition. 341-2315.
CASH PAID FOR CARS- Prices Subject to
Steel Market Value. 727-328-8004.

Your community paper

Since 1968

Serving Gulfport and surrounding
Communities every Thursday for over 37 years

Fiberglass Truck Topper

Fits 6 ft bed.
$400 Firm
Can be seen at the Gabber Office
1419 49th St. S.
Call 321-6965

UP TO $500
Paid For Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans. 727-458-
7710, 727-458-3721.

COMPUTER Gateway Pentium III, w/Key-
board, Monitor, and Burner. $85. 866-1056.

MUST SELL- Round Oak Dining table w/6-
chairs &leaf. Good condition. $200. Matching
China Cabinet. $100. O.B.O. 727-512-3131
20" BIKES- DK Cincinnati, $175. Redline w/
Extras, $200. After 2p.m. 727-479-2379.
Chairs, End Tables, Lamps, Hutches, Pictures.
White, Like New, $75. 459-4228.

speakers, newer woofers, JVC receiver/Pho-
no, Technics Cassett Player/Recorder $75 obo
for all. VW Guages fits Jetta of Golf 1993-1999
2.0, 105,000K on guages, works great. $50
o.b.o. Jetta Sun roof, glass only, $30 o.b.o. 2
pair Mens jeans Phys. Sci. 34x32 good con-
dition $15/Both. 2 Mens suit jackets Size 48,
1-Black Stafford, 1-Navy David Taylor good
condition, $20/both. Pants size 48, 30 in-
seam, Navy & Black with suits if needed. As-
sorted used window shades., $15 for all. Dirt
Devil Extreme Vac, $10. Zenith VCR 2-head,
$10. Brass plated floor lamp, needs shade $15
o.b.o. 727-329-9922. Make reasonable offers!
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE-Crystal Chandelier.
35" high, 10" wide. Lots of Crystals. $100. 727-
FREE GARDEN SOIL (A raised garden
no longer required). Call 343-8291 Anytime.
Leave Message.
WOMEN'S CLOTHING- Bargains! 2-4 Petite
Sophistichee, Casper, Career pants suits $25,
jackets $15, Excellent condition. 344-3364

Electric. $5500 new. asking $3800 O.B.O. Call
Bob 823-6425
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.

Jewelry Books, Incense, Drums, Harps,
Flutes, Bagpipes, Sitars & More. Great Selec-
tion of Gemstone Jewelry in Stock. Tuesday-
Saturday 10-6. 722 Pasadena Ave. So., 345-
Business is Great, ThankYou!
FREE GARAGE DOOR 5332 22nd Ave. S.
(alley). You Haul.
$100. 727-688-7742.
Call for Information. 727-344-1835.
THE BOOK LADY SAYS- Wear a Classy Em-
broidered Gulfport Tee Shirt, $15.95. Small
Adventures Book Shop, 3107 Beach Blvd 727-
347-8732. Closed Sunday & Monday.
WHEELER CHAIR -Good Condition. $40.

45 FT. BOATSLIP-For Sale or Rent. 7ft. Deep,
So. Pasadena Area. Call Joe at 727-458-



3210 096

Eddie Bauer, 115K, 2WD, 4-DR, 6cyl., auto,
leather, cold air, all power options, AM/FM/CD,
tow pkg., air bags, ABS, roof rack, running
boards, rear defrost, wiper-tilt wheel, 2nd
owner, no accidents, runs and looks great.

Gabber March 5 March 11, 2009

1989 Carver Montego
With Trailer

Immaculate! 25.5 ft.
All Records
$14,000 O.B.O.


Deadline: Tuesday 5pm I Monday 3pm if proof is required (727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830

SLI $6.50
SLIPSper foot
Isla Del Sol Yacht Club
No initiation fee and 1 mo. free slip rental
Deep Water 2 miles to Gulf
727-906-4752 727542-2445

Puppies. Available 3/12/09. Parents on Prem-
ises. $350. For More information www.tiki-is- or call 686-4579 or 656-5420.
FREE TO GOOD HOME- Black cat. de-clawed
& neutered. Loves being pet. 865-9219

Modern, Fine Jewelry, Watches, Gold, Sterling
Silver, Military, WWI/WWII, All Items (Knives),
Antique Sewing Machines, Cameras, Train
Sets, Entire Estates. 727-410-5628.
SAILBOAT WANTED- 22 26 ft., With out-
board and swing keel. For teaching kids to
sail. Isla Del SolYacht Club. 727-906-4752 or
AWNING ALUMINUM-5' Wide. Headboard
Wood 54" Wide 727-343-5873.
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Serving Gulfport and surrounding Communities
every Thursday for over forty years.


IN RE: The license to practice Real
Estate Appraisals of: Steven R. Sides,
6720 Hibiscus Avenue South, Gulfport,
Florida 33707. Case No. 2007062579.
The Department of Business has filed
an Administrative Complaint against
you a copy of which may be obtained
by contacting the Division of Real
Estate, 400 W. Robinson St., Suite
N-801, Orlando, Florida 32801, (407)
481-5632. If no contact has been
made by April 27, 2009, the matter of
the Administrative Complaint will be
presented at an ensuing meeting of
the Florida Real Estate Appraisal
Board in an informal proceeding.

IN RE: The license to practice Real
Estate Appraisals of: Steven R. Sides,
6720 Hibiscus Avenue South, Gulfport,
Florida 33707. Case No. 2007062582.
The Department of Business has filed
an Administrative Complaint against
you a copy of which may be obtained
by contacting the Division of Real
Estate, 400 W. Robinson St., Suite
N-801, Orlando, Florida 32801, (407)
481-5632. If no contact has been
made by April 27, 2009, the matter of
the Administrative Complaint will be
presented at an ensuing meeting of
the Florida Real Estate Appraisal
Board in an informal proceeding.

WE GO THERE! 321-6965

5721 13TH AVE. S.- Thurs & Friday, 8-1p.m.
Eclectic Mix of Items.
ibles, custom jewelry, clothing. 2501 56th St.
S. Saturday 9-?
MOVING SALE- 5235 3rd Ave. N. Saturday,
8-3p.m. Kids Furniture, Lots of Stuff!
6625 55TH ST. N.- 2 Garage Sales, Saturday
Only, Unit 100 & 150. 8a.m.-? Upright Freezer,
Fishing Items, Tools, Collectibles, Post Cards,
Jewelry, PV Mixer Board, Golf Clubs, Lots of

Huge Carport Sale. Sat. 8-11:30
4-FAMILY SALE- Lots of everything. Saturday.
8am-? 3227 16 Ave. S.
ESTATE SALE- Complete Contents of Condo,
New & Used. 5960 30th Ave. S. Hampton Bldg.
#302. Fri. & Sat. 9-3p.m.

Condos, 4908 38th Way South. Baby Items,
Easter Decorations, Antique Dolls, Auto-
graphed Picutures, Lots of Misc. Pre-Sale
3/13, 8-? Regular Sale 3/14, 8-?
MARCH 14TH 8-12- Seminole Lakes CC Es-
tates, Park St. & Burning Tree.

LOST CAT-Light Orange, Short Hair, Slender,
Fixed Female, 12yrs. old. Micro Chipped and
up to date on all Shots. Lost Early Sun. Feb.
22nd. from Gulfport Municipal Marina. 813-
333-3474 or 813-286-6411. REWARD!
MALTESE BICHON-5 Years Old, Male, White
w/Black Ear & Gray Ear. Reward. Gulfport
Area Near Casino. Missing 1 Month. Reward.

ST. JUDE'S NOVENA May the Sacred Heart
of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and pre-
served throughout the world now and forever.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude,
worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, helper
of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9
times a day. By the 8th day, your prayer will be
answered. Say it for 9 days. it has never been
known to fail. Publication must be promised.
My prayers have been answered. M. A.
ST. JOSEPH (Never Known to Fail) Oh, most
beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine,
splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the
Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in
my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea, help me and
show me here you are my mother. Oh Holy
Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and
Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom
of my heart to secure me into my necessity
(make request). There are none that can with-
stand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without
sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3)
times. Holy Mary, I place this cause in your
hands (3) times. Say this prayer for three con-
secutive days and then you must publish and it
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LEALMAN APTS-(Near 46th Ave. N. & 40th
St. N.): Studio Apts. from $450/Mo., 1BR's
from $550/Mo., 2BR's from $600/Mo. Section
8 OK.727-804-5596.
ST. PETE BEACH- Large Efficiency, Newly
Painted, New Flooring, $550/Mo., Water In-
cluded, Near Busline, Shopping, Beach &
Sweet Bay.727-345-7036.
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
modeled Kitchen, New Cabinets in Bath. Bal-
cony, Pool, Dock, $790/Mo. 1st/Last/Security.
727-347-0909 or 727-804-8546.
Floor, Overlooks Pool. 55+, Furnished or Un-
furnished, Covered Parking. $650/Mo. 727-
evator. 3BR/2BA, Kitchen, Living, Dining and
Laundry Room all 2nd Floor. 1st floor has Of-
fice/Media Room & 2 Car Garage. Fenced
Yard Small Pet Ok. 5860 27th Ave. S. (borders
the park). $1700/Mo. 727-492-9065.
GULFPORT, 2001 1/2 55TH ST. S.-2 Large
Bedrooms, 1 BA with Carport. New Kitchen
and Remodeled Bathroom. $795/Mo. $500/
Security 727-742-5140.
dena. 2BR/2BA, Dining & Living Room, Util-
ity Room w/W/D, Screened-In Porch, Club
House, Heated Pool. Minutes to Beach &
Walking Distance to Most Stores. No Children
under 7, No Pets. $1100/Mo. 1st & Last Mos.
Plus Security Deposit. Call 727-327-8169
Leave Message Speaking Slow & Loud.
CLEAN, QUIET APTS.-AII Utilities Included.
Starting at $125Wk. 727-343-1637. Also Part
time Handyman and Computer Teacher Need-
4551 3RD AVE. S.- 2BR/1BA, $850 & Secu-
rity. Call Mickey the Realtor, 727-322-8030.
tages, Efficiencies. Private Beach, Pool and
Private Fishing Dock. $450.00 And Up, 727-
Efficiency Type Apt. Beautifully furnished,
great backyard. $150/Wk. Tim, 727-698-3506.
ST. PETE BEACH APTS.-1&2 BR. Apts., Ev-
erything Close. On bus line. Recently remod-
eled. Annual Lease, Small Pet Allowed. From
$650/Mo. Includes W/S/G & Cable. 727-543-
LARGE 2BR/1BA DUPLEX- Units Separated
by Double Wide Carport, W/D, Fenced Yard,
Pets OK. $775/Mo. Yearly Lease Includes Wa-
ter. 727-776-9259.

Nice, No Pets. W/D. No Application Fee. $675+.
KENWOOD LARGE 1BR- Hardwood Floors,
Freshly Painted, $675/Mo. + $675 Security.
Call Tom 727-417-1462
Shores Diplomat, Large 2/2, 1480 sq. ft. Wide
open interior and bay view. Fish, watch the dol-
phinsjust steps outside your back door. 55+
Long Term Lease, $1100/Mo. 727-864-4022.
STUDIO APT. Overlooks, Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently lo-
cated. All Utilities Included. Credit Check Re-
quired. 727-688-7622.
2 ST. PETE BEACH-Condos. 2BR/2BA
1335sqft. Heated Pool. Includes Cable W/G/S.
Walk to Beach. $950. & $1000. (annual) No
Pets. Also 1BR/1BA, 910SF, $850/Mo. SPB
REALTY Chris Russ 727-480-8882.
Enclosed Porch, Large Backyard, Newly Paint-
ed & Tiled. Excellent Condition. Near Schools.
1257 Essex Dr. N. $795/Mo. 727-345-7036.
55+, Gated. $875/Mo. Move In Special, save
%50 on First Month's Rent!!! Many Updates.
2BA, Beautiful Water View, Newly Remodeled.
New Tile/Windows, Etc. Mint. $950/Mo. Call
FOR RENT OR SALE-1719 York St. S. 3BR/
1BA, New Paint/Carpet, Large Yard. Laundry
Room, Carport and Screened Porch. No Pets.
$750/Mo. plus 1st/Last. 1-773-582-4226.
GULFPORT 1.5BR-Roomy Upstairs, $525/
Mo. $525 Deposit. No Utilities. Boca Ciega
Area. Available March 15th Lynn, 727-323-
Person Only. $495/Mo. Deposit $300. Includes
Utilities. No Pets. Call 727-384-0724. Leave
ished, large 1/BR. condo. with Florida room
overlooking Boca Ciega Bay. Steps from heat-
ed pool and fishing dock. 55+, $800/mo. An-
nual Lease. 727-347-0402
ABOVE GARGE 1BR APT.- St. Pete. Qui-
et, Peaceful, Close to Shopping. Fenced,
Screened Porch, Fruit Trees, Parking, $575/
mo. Another 1 BR, Parquet Floors Ground Lev-
el. $575/Mo. 520-5416 (leave message)
With Large Deck. W/D Hook-up. $675./Mo.
plus Security/Elec. No Sec. 8, 727-710-1949.
Vicinity of 58th and GP Blvd.

MIDTOWN Ib/lba near Sweet Bay shopping WSG incl. $450
BOCA CIEGA HIGH lbr/lba apt. 2nd fir. Pinellas Trail, SEC 8 OK $595
GULFPORT Duplex 3br/lba W&D utility rm. pond & park view $740
CAMPBELL PARK 3br/lba inside laundry room CHA SEC 8 OK $765
GULFPORT 1 & 2br apts starting @$550 Water Front District $550
ST ANTHONY'S 2/br/ba Spacious floor plan large fenced yard $865
LAKE MAGGIORE 3br/2ba Fresh paint new ceramic & carpeting $1150
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GULFPORT 1BR/1BA APT.- Walk to Library,
Beach & Busline. $200/Wk includes most utili-
ties. 727-385-3654.
Across from Don CeSar. Furnished, Near Park
and Tennis Courts. $650/Mo. 727-768-1116.
Room, Kitchen, Bath, Newflooring, Quiet, Off-
Street Parking, $675/mo, Security. Includes
Electric, Water, Cable, WiFi. 727-916-0916.

Gulfport Area. 3BR/1.5BA Big Yard, Large Liv-
ing Area. $750/Mo. Tim, 727-698-3506.
GULFPORT BUNGALOW- Beautifully Reno-
vated, Clean 2/1 w/Office area, W/D, C/H/A &
Open air front porch.
(5708 23rd Ave. S.) Walk to beach. 727-418-
Central Heat and Air, Carport, Alley Access,
Fenced Backyard. $900/Mo. 727345-0847.
ROOM FOR RENT IN -Gulfport. $100/Wk In-
cludes Cable & Utilities. 727-481-5379.
$695/Mo. Rent Includes Water/Cable. Walk-in
Closet, Enclosed Lanai, Close to Tyrone Mall &
Treasure Island Beach. Shara, 727-452-8818.
fully furnished, with boat slip, $900 mo. 727-
2/1 APARTMENT- 1111 1/2 Queen St. N.
(Queen-same as 18th St.) located off alley by
Woodlawn Park. W/D $625/Mo. $625/Deposit.
lage. 2BR/2BA Unfurnished, A/C, Free Ext'd
Cable, Heated Pool, Tennis Courts, Gated,
Extra Large Florida Room, Gourmet Kitchen,
Garage. $900/Mo. One-Year Lease. Bob, 727-
House. 3BR/2BA plus Florida Room. Washer/
Dryer Included. Large Fenced Yard with Shed.
$1150/Mo. plus $850/Damage Deposit. 727-
942-7606 or 727-278-4852.

Mostly furnished Includes all utilities / inter-
net. Tile throughout. A/C, Centrally located.
$600/mo. 727-410-8423
room, 1.5 Bath, 1-car garage. Spacious corner
lot. First & Sec. Comprehensive background
check/credit check. 727-417-8075 or 727-343-
SUNSET BEACH CONDO- 1/1. Fantastic Gulf
View, Pool, Beautifully Furnished, Dishwasher,
Cable, W/S/T, On-Site Laundry. $695 Apr-Nov.
No Smoking/Pets. 727-363-1396.


Waterview, Pool. April 1-Oct 1st. $750 & Elec-
tric. Town Shores 55+. 812-327-2625.
GULFPORT Executive Rental, fully fur-
nished, very clean, fully equipped! Bring a
suitcase. Walk to beach, restaurants & theater.
Long or Short Term. 727-418-7272.
2BR/2BA, C/H/A, W/D, DW, Fully Furnished,
Fenced, Concrete Parking. Pet Friendly. Week-
ly or Monthly after April 1. 727-328-0203.
NEAT, 55+ FOR UPDATED-Beautiful Condo:
2BR/2BA, Cable, Water, Gas, Pool, Tennis,
Rec/Clubhouse, Covered Parking. Waterview,
No S/D/P $900/Mo.+Electric. April. 727-385-
hia, 2/2, Fantastic Waterview, Beautifully Fur-
nished, Fitness Center. 727-867-5536.
Condo, 2BR/1.5BA, New Kitchen/Bath, Heat-
ed Pool & Clubhouse, Close to Beach, Stet-
son, Walk to Shopping/Restaurants. Minimum
7 Month Lease, $1025/Mo. Includes Water/
Cable. 813-786-7716. Owner/Agent.
ties Paid. 727-327-3898.
GULFPORT STUDIO-Semi-Furnished. Re-
modeled w/new shower. Private Entrance. Re-
feigerator, microwave, Full Bright House cable
w/ wireless internet. W/D privileges. $140 per
week. Utilities included. 727-776-9739.
sort Community on Boca Ciega Bay. Many
Amenities. Waterview from Large Screened
Porch. Cable Included. 727-343-4844.
FURNISHED 1BR- Annual $550, Utilities Not
Included. Beach Blvd. Location. Ceiling Fans.
Renovated, Nice & Clean. 727-321-7966.
eled, 1BR Ground Floor Apt. Pool & Walking
Distance to Beach. 6 Mos. Minimum, $750/Mo.

ROOM FOR RENT- Gulfport. $450/Mo. Utili-
ties, W/D Included. On Bus Line. Call for Info.
Very Clean! 727-384-9154.

Utilities & Cable Included, $95/Wk. Tim, 727-
SHARE MY 3BR HOME- Seeking female.
separate entrance, Full house privileges.
$450/mo. Must like animals. 727-520-5416
SHARE HOUSE w/Large Fenced Yard, W/D,
Must Like my Dog. Mature Quiet Male/Female.
No Drugs/Smoking. Small Deposit. Rent/Utili-
ties Negotiable. Quiet St. Pete Area. 727-488-
2598 after 5p.m.
2 FURNISHED ROOMS IN-Gulfport. Includes
Cable, Utilities, W/D. House Privileges. $125/
Wk, 1st/Last. Available Now. Call between 1-6
for Appt. 727-743-7343
ROOM FOR RENT-With Kitchen Privileges in
Gulfport. $450/Mo. plus Deposit. Utilities In-
cluded. Available Now. Female Preferred 727-

ROOM FOR RENT- Beautiful 2BR/2.5BA
pool home. 62nd St. & 3rd Ave. N., $500/Mo
includes Utilities for non-smoking adult to pay
on time. $500 Deposit required. Room mea-
sures 14.5'x13.5'. or 727-384-4372.
ROOMMATE WANTED- Pasadena/Gulfport.
Full House Privileges, Utilities & Wireless In-
ternet Included. 727-623-1432.

RARE OPPORTUNITY-to Purchase 10 Rent-
ed Units Building for Sale $680,000. Block
Construction Updated Building, Located 1
Block to the Beach and Downtown of Gulfport.
100% Occupied with Good Screened Tenants,
Solid Income Close to $7000. per month, Easy
REALTY Alla Panteleyeva 727-251-4004.

675 Sq.ft. M.O.L.
Located in Gabber Building
4907 Newton Ave. S., Gulfport

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Bldg. 727-209-0606.

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801 58th St. S. Built in 2000-huge backyard,
3bed/2bath garage. Pavers circular drive
OPEN 11am 1pm Saturday
Sheri Ray RE/MAX METRO 727-547-4895
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TWIN GABLES- Resident Owned Park, 55+, HOT GULFPORT COMMERCIAL (House &
by Joe's Creek, 46th Ave. N. St. Pete, Lot Lot) at $139K!!!! Work/Live on Gulfport Blvd.
131. Single wide 2BR/1BA, Furnished Mo- (54th Street!) Amazing Location. Marie Drew/
bile Home, Screened Florida Room, Carport, REMAX, 727-657-1259
Shed, Patio. Reduced Price, $18,000 Includes
Land Share! Low Maintenance, $174. Perfect RARE OPPORTUNITY-to Purchase 10 Rent-
for Snowbirds. 727-544-0007. ed Units Building for Sale $680,000. Block
Construction Updated Building, Located 1
2BR MOBILE HOME-Pasadena Park, St. Block to the Beach and Downtown of Gulfport.
Pete, 55+, Resident Owned, $25,000 w/Fur- 100% Occupied with Good Screened Tenants,
niture, $90./Mo. Fee, 727-302-9184, 847-323- Solid Income Close to $7000. per month, Easy
TOWN SHORES 3BRWATERFRONT- Corner REALTY Alla Panteleyeva 727-251-4004.
unit in Diplomat Blvd with open water views. 3
Storm shutters, carport, near elevator. Cre-
ative heirs want sale now. Will finance. Price
reduced to $262,500. Call Tanya Baird Repka,
BAIRD REALTY GROUP, 727-458-7103.
7625 Sun Island Dr. S. #306 Bay Island DREAM!!! Full'
in Gulfport and Surrounding Area Pinellas Pass This One Up! PRICE JUST REDUCED TO $9700
County Homes at Rock Bottom Prices. 1847 Shore Drive S #419 Totally remodeled dream wit
Beth Taylor, Broker, 727-344-2000. PRICE JUST REDUCED TO $289,000
or Not. 727-327-3319.
6020 Shore Blvd #712 Wide open water view across Boca
Total Remodel. New Kitchen/Baths/Roofs, lease ok. PRICE JUST REDUCED TO $275,000
Windows. 5 minutes to Beach. Short Sale. 1868 Shore Drive S #414 Spectacular wide open water v
$1600/Mo. Income. Call Danny Galuski, 727- heo seetbeli $25,
692-7355. have to see to believe @ $225,000

9OTT717 111
12368 70th Street N Pool home in Pinebrook Estates,
child safety fence around pool. This is a home you must
885, 67th St. St. Pete 3BR with in-law apartment, lar
windows recently replaced your new home is here wai
5530 80th St. N. #B301 Beautiful 1/1,835 sf covered
Madeira Beach, six heated pools, 10 minutes to Bay Pin

y furnished 1/1, beautiful water views front and rear Do Not

h granite throughout, huge CA walk-in closet, large laundry room...

Ciega Bay to Don CeSar and the Gulf, pets welcome, 3 mo minimum

iew comer unit remodeled in '07, new windows and one you

new 16-in ceramic tile, '06 Fibertech pool finish, fenced yard,
see. Priced at only $149,900. Please call for appt.
ie fenced yard w/covered lanai newer kitchen and bath,
ting for you @ $150,000
parking, walk to shops, close to mall, only 5 miles from
es. Pets OK. Only $49,900


for appt. 225 Country Club Dr. #C327 (Largo) Great golf course living for this 1520 sf 2/2. Master suite and luxury bath,
heated pool, newer hunicane windows, inside laundry room. Only 10 minutes from beach. PRICE JUST REDUCED TO
1868 Shore Drive S #308 WOWii.'r Ill[I WOW!...fully furnished down to silverware, this light & bright condo
Fo* S B has "my new home" written all over it superb waterfront view and to die for water access @ $159,900 (A MUST SEE
1847 Shore Dr. So. #219 So. Pasadena 5541 La Puerta Del Sol Blvd. #412 Breathtaking views from this top floor 1320 sf unit. Located in beautiful Isla Del
3Br or 2Br + Den. 2.5 Bath. Very large living/dining Sol. Fully furnished, eat-in kitchen, loads of amenities. Only $269,900
room. Large Florida Room. Large Kitchen w/Pantry. 6931 Stones Throw Cir. N. #5202 Great opportunity for a 2/2,1000 sf. Best price Tyrone area. Easy walk to all
Great Waterfront View! $249,000 shopping. Priced Only $139,900
15400 Gulf Blvd. #1001 Fabulous Gulf & Intracoastal views 1880 sf, top floor south corer.
Call 727-289-1352 for appt. JUST REDUCED $110,000 to $490,000
Suzanne Olson, PA One Reason, One Rationale,
GULFFRONT CONDO (DIRECT)-Treasure Is- 727 One Reality, One Realtor
land, Sunset Beach "Lands End' Resort-Style 72741-2887 One Reality, One Realtor:
Living. 2/2/1 Garage, Corner Unit, Panoramic Suzanne Olson & The 'OR' Team
View.Tropical, Furnished, All Amenities, Guard The Only Realtors you'll ever need
Gated. Danny Galuski, 727-692-7355.nnetheORtea m 727-442-700
CHATEAUX TOWER- Waterviews & Sunsets
Daily. Greatest priced 2Br./2Ba. ++ Amenities.
$169,900. Call Joe 727-384-2299
ing, Wonderful Water View in a Great Building.
$124,900. 727-420-4214.


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HAMPTON 402 2/2 deluxe, totally equipped from pots &
pans to a Christmas tree. Beautifully fumished. Storm
shutters. Come & enjoy the backyard barbeque. Annual
rental available. $169900 Now $159,000
LANCASTER 604 1 Br deluxe with all new laminent
floors throughout. New kitchen &
appliances, new
windows in Florida
room, beautifully
furnished throughout.

LANCASTER #415 2/2 deluxe end unit
where incredible waterviews abound.
Furnished beautifully. All new: Windows,
C/H/A; flooring + much more.
Too many upgrades to mention. Furnished
throughout. $220,00 $180,000 Don't
miss this one!

JAMISON #614 2/2 deluxe completely furnished,
Marina views from kitchen & Florida room. New AC &
Heating. Pool in backyard. No pets, covered parking
AVALON #210 2Br standard. Great unit, offering; HT/AC,
appliances less thanlxtremely well maintained. Bright &
cheery. Fully furnished. Pet friendly, covered parking, exceptional
value! $104,999
KENMORE 301 En~it hr/2ba deluxe. There have been a
series of updates dofl '' unit including all new windows a/c
and heating, very spacious bright & cheery. $115,000
AVALON #102 1st floor 2/2 deluxe completely renovated. Park
at front door. Pet friendly. $105,000
KENMORE #401 End Unit 2BR/2BA Totally furnished
from head to toe. Extremely well maintained. Come & enjoy
the park like setting with 1 of 4 Town Shores pools located
in your yard. Covered parking. Come see. $117,000
DOVER #407 1BR Standard, well maintained, furnished,
clean as a whistle, close to clubhouse. Pet friendly, covered
parking. $89,000

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