Title: Gabber
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089435/00116
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Title: Gabber
Alternate Title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann,
George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: November 26, 2009
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
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The Great American Teach in
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Pinellas County Sheriff Forensic Officer Alex Intravichit shows
Ms. Stanger's third grade class how to find a fingerprint
during the Great American Teach In last Thursday at Gulfport
By Leigh Clifton
Gulfport Elementary participated in the Great
American Teach In last Thursday as volunteers from
all walks of life donated their time and expertise to
show students a glimpse at what they do for a living.
Firefighters and policemen from Gulfport brought
their vehicles and the kids were shown, class by class,
how the equipment worked.
See Teach-in, page 3

Treasure Island Draws Sculptors
By Kate Bradshaw
Dan Doubleday had a different design
planned for his entry in this year's Sanding
Ovations sand sculpture competition. Upon
hearing of the death of a friend two days
before the event, which entails building
a towering, unique sand sculpture with
only 24 hours of allotted time, Doubleday
scrapped his plan.
The new design, titled "The Folly of Life,"
took first prize.
Doubleday, a resident of Treasure Island,
was competing with sand sculptors from .
across the continent. From far away,
See Sculpture, page 5 "

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No. 213 2 November 26,2009 December 2, 200

O'Reilly "Respectfully
Declines" Gulfport
City Manager Position
By Cathy Salustri
Despite lengthy negotiations, Interim
City Manager Jim O'Reilly withdrew
his name from consideration as city
manager at a special meeting Monday
"At this point I think it would be best
interest of the city and myself to re-
spectfully decline," O'Reilly said after
council spent 30 minutes debating
O'Reilly's severance package.
The debate hinged not on salary
but on how much council would pay
O'Reilly if they fired him without
cause. O'Reilly asked for two years
pay but council offered him one. Coun-
cil also debated whether or not to
change the number of votes needed to
fire a city manager. Currently a ma-
jority can terminate the employment
contract, but the proposed contract
said that only a supermajority, or four
out of five councilmembers, could fire
a city manager without cause.
Interim City Attorney Andy Salzman
explained that the council could still
fire the city manager with a smaller
majority if the city manager was doing
a poor hob. Only if the council had
Story Continues, page 45

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Teach-in, from front page
Seabird Sanctuary sent George, a
one-winged white pelican to illustrate
how a discarded fishing line can
severely injure birds and marine
animals. Handler Greg Slutzky
explained to the classes how George
lost his wing when he got tangled
up in a fishing line left carelessly
hanging off a dock.
David Hernandez, a third year
law student from Stetson told his
audience of how, while stationed
at sea in the military near Iraq, he
decided he wanted to be a lawyer.
He took classes online, even while
actively serving and was able to
enter law school with his good grades
when he got back stateside. He is in
his final year.
"I wanted to show these kids that
you don't have to necessarily do
things the traditional way. I followed
my dream and they can follow theirs
no matter what the circumstance,"
he said.
The Pilgrim Pipers, a recorder
and flute group, made up of senior
musicians entertained classes in the
library, playing several sing- a-long

Christmas carols. The Gulfport
Senior Center's Harmonica Chorus
also put on a show in the Music
Lab. Boca Ciega Yacht Club Sailing
Instructor Joel Heyen brought two
small sail boats for the kids to sit in
and simulate using a tiller. There was
also a tennis instructor who lobbed
balls for the kids to hit. Pinellas
County Sheriff Forensic Officer Alex
Intravichit, who has two children at
the school, brought his fingerprint
kit and let the kids dust for their own
prints, showing the kids how law
enforcement does it,
Community Liaison Debra Rhahma
was very pleased with the turnout of
volunteers; she even had a surprise
guest for everyone. "Elvis" arrived
in full regalia and sang a few songs.
Most of the kids had no idea who
he was, but the adults thoroughly
enjoyed a walk back through music
Said Gulfport Elementary Principal
Lisa Grant, "This really gives the kids
a close up glimpse at professions they
usually only hear about. Touching a
police car or fire truck seeing a live
animal up close, is a big deal to them
and it's something they'll remember

as they grow up. The hands-on
experience is just priceless."
Pinellas County Schools put on
the Great American Teach In every

Gulfport Holiday
Tree Lighting
The Gulfport Holiday Tree Lighting
is on Monday, November 30 starting
at 7 p.m. in (' lym.-11 Park located at
Gulfport Blvd. S. and Beach Blvd. S.
Bundle up for an evening of music,
festivities and a true Gulfport
tradition. There will be refreshments
and festive cheer as the Mayor lights
the tree for another holiday season.
Luminaries with personal messages
will brightly light up the park. To
purchase luminaries for $2, call
the Senior Center at 893-2237 or
893-1231. Also, look for the luminary
form in this week's Gabber. For
general information, please call
A surprise visit from the big man in
red himself will be there to listen to
your little ones holiday wishes.

Gabber November 26 December 2, 2009

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Pinellas County
Parks Closures
Pinellas County operated parks
will be closed on Friday, November
27, (the day after Thanksgiving) and
on Friday, December 25, (Christmas
Day) this year. Otherwise, parks are
opened from 7 a.m. until dark.
As an additional cost-saving
measure, some restrooms in county
parks are closed weekdays. However,
facilities near most popular user areas
remain open during all hours of park
operation. Restrooms in all county
parks will be open on weekends.
For more information about
Pinellas County Parks, visit www.
pinellascounty.org/parks or call (727)
582-2100 (select 0 from menu).

Operation Santa
Deadline Nears
If you are a Gulfport resident and
could use a little help, the Gulfport
Police Department is now accepting
applications for Christmas assistance
through November 30 between 9 a.m.



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and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at
2401 53 Street S. in Gulfport. Each
family's head of household must bring
photo identification, proof of Gulfport
residence as well as the name(s)
and age(s) of children) living in the
home. Operation Santa will collect
Christmas gifts for children ages 0 to
10 years of age.
There will be no home deliveries
and you must pick up your gifts
at the Police Department between
December 14 through 18, so it's
important that we hear from you
right away. For more information on
Operation Santa, please call either
Francine at 893-1653 or Cindy at
893-1049. A home visit is required.

Join the Seniors'
Chat Room
The Senior Chat Room wishes
everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
They will not meet this Friday but
will resume December 4 at 2 p.m. at
the Gulfport Library, 5501 28 Avenue
S. in Gulfport.

Sculpture, from front pag
the sculpture looks like the bust of a
frowning clown. Up close, you can see
that the clown's face consists of man,
hunched over, vertebrae protruding.
The clown holds a cracked egg, out
of which spills what looks like a tiny
"It's probably the hardest thing I've
ever done, structurally," Doubleday
said. "But easiest in terms of
Doubleday said that the sculpture
is a fitting tribute to George, the
sculpture's inspiration who recently
passed. Maggie, George's wife and a
good friend of Doubleday's, agreed.
"It's very apropos," she said.
Spectators had a range of takes on
the winner. Some could not deduce
the double meaning, while others saw
the man before they saw the clown.
"The majority of people walk by and
see an ugly clown," he said.
One attendee asked him how he got
into the art of sand sculpting, which
he does professionally.
"I don't know," he told her. "Just

The name of the Commander of
American Legion Post 125 is Ray
Cartmell. It was misspelled in an
article last week.

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never grew up.
Doubleday was in his forties when
he first began to take sculpting
As a single father living in California
in 1996 he started to make sand
sculptures during trips to the beach
with his kids. Someone came up
and asked him if he'd ever thought
about competing. Within about half
a decade he had competed at the
national and international levels. By
2001 he won the world championship
This year he competed with other
artists of similarly heavy caliber.
The mounting sculptures on display
at the beach behind the Bilmar
showed a wide range of talents. Some
sculptures were contemplations
of things like time and gratitude.
Another was a playful tribute to King
Doubleday said that, in the wake of
the loss of a friend, he was happy to
have been able to pay a timely and
meaningful tribute.
"It's a beautiful thing," he said.
"Couldn't have worked out better."

Cut-A-Thon To Support
Cancer Victim
Submitted by Tina Mclntosh
Please join us on Sunday, November
29 from 11-7 for a day of fun, friends
and style while we support one of
our own. Gina Burke is beginning
her battle against breast cancer but
she is not alone. Help us raise her
family's spirits as we raise money
and celebrate life's many blessings.
Salon M at 2820 Beach Boulevard
in Gulfport is hosting a Cut-A-
Thon. Hair cuts will be performed
for a $25 donation. Also scheduled
are manicures, pedicures and chair
massages. There will be a bake
sale, lemonade stand, and items for
auction and raffle. All proceeds will
go to Gina and her family. Anyone
interested in helping or donating
goods/services can contact Marta at
323-7870 or palmpass@aol.com or
Tina at 424-4294 or tinahair9@gmail.
com. Remember the more people
who visit the more we can help. So
please give this article to friends and
neighbors. Thanks for your support!

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Retro-Rama Antiques
& Collectibles Show
GULFPORT The 6th annual
Retro-Rama Antiques & Collectibles
Show will be held on Saturday,
November 28, from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. at the historic Gulfport Casino
Ballroom, 5500 Shore Boulevard S.
in Gulfport.
Whether naughty or nice, everyone
will enjoy this sale of "anything
that's old but cool" antiques and

collectibles from the 1900s through
1960s, plus fun lectures. Dealers
will be selling everything vintage,
including old home goodies, holiday
decor and ornaments, textiles and
linens, fashion and accessories,
jewelry, mid-century decor, pin-up
art, postcards, art, books, tin toys and
vintage games, dolls, kitchen smalls,
movie posters and memorabilia,
ceramics and glassware, Aloha
shirts, old state souvenirs and more.
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to get some unique gifts with a retro
Ready to get started on your own
vintage collection? Three lectures
are also included in the price of
*11:30 a.m.: Mechanical Tin Toys
1900 to 1960 (presented by Dr. Gary
1:00 p.m.: Collecting Christmas
(presented by Corey Adams);
* 3:00 p.m.: Rock n' Roll Memorabilia
from the 1950s & 60s (presented by
Dr. Gary Moss)
Other features include retro tunes
played all day or take a break from
shopping and enjoy screenings
of vintage holiday flicks between
Admission is $6 adults, children
under two years old are $3. Parking
For information call 727-421-0441
or visit www.hulahula.biz.

A Weekend Wonderland
Hold the Date! The Gulfport Senior
Center and its Foundation are
sponsoring a Weekend Wonderland
Fundraiser on December 4 and 5.
Friday, December 4 will feature a live
and silent auction and an opportunity
raffle for theme baskets and will also
include appetizers, beverages, and
a chance to win a large door prize
give away. Admission tickets are $5
and are now available at the Senior
Center. On Saturday, December
5 there will be a large flea market
which will include a Better Boutique.
All proceeds support projects of
the Senior Center Foundation that
directly benefit the Senior Center.

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* Age 21-70 years
* Awaken 3 or more times in the night to urinate

study participants may receive:
* Study-related medical care including overnight
sleep testing
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* Compensationfor time and travel up to $900

Neil T. Feldman, M.D. Medical Director
Call the Clinical Research Group of St. Petersburg, Inc.
at 1-800-242-3244 or 727-360-0853
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Ornament Exchange to
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The new Gulfport Arts Center
invites everyone to visit its facility
on the corner of 28th Avenue
and 54th Street for an Ornament
Exchange party during the First
Friday December 4th Art Walk.
Exchanging original artworks has
long been a popular way to collect
very special mementos, and the
Gulfport Arts Center is reviving
the custom for this holiday season.
All are welcome to participate; just
bring two hand-made ornaments to
the party, one for trade and one for a
donation. Each guest can then choose
another artist's contribution to take
home and cherish for years to come.
The second ornament will be offered
for sale by the Arts Center, to help
support a busy schedule of classes,
programs, and exhibits.
The Center will be open from 6 to 9
p.m. on the Friday Art Walk evening.
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Breakfast with Dali
The Salvador Dali Museum is pleased to announce the Breakfast with Dali
program for children 6-12 years old and their families on Saturday, December
5 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Enjoy an interactive tour through the galleries before it
opens to the public followed by a breakfast buffet and crafts.
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plus their parents. To register and pre-pay to secure a spot, call 823-3767, ext.
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Christmas Tree Lot to
Benefit Local Charities
Sunshine City Kiwanis Club has
partnered with Palm Lake Christian
Church for their annual Christmas
tree lot. The address is 5401 22
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. The lot
opens on Friday, November 27 and
will be open every week day from
5:30-9 p.m., Saturdays from 10:30
a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from
1-8 p.m. until all the Christmas trees
are gone. One hundred percent of
proceeds from the lot will go to local
charities, ministries and outreach

South Pasadena
Holiday Tree Lighting
The City of South Pasadena's Annual
Tree Lighting ceremony will be held
on Thursday, December 3 at 6:30
p.m. at Galatea Garden, 7015 Sunset
Drive S. An open house will follow
in Hibiscus Hall with refreshments.
For more information, call city hall
at 347-4171.

Gabber November 26 December 2, 2009

City of Gulfport Holiday
Decorations Contest
Gulfport residents, are you ready to
getin the holiday spirit andbrighten up
our City for the holiday season? Then
it's time to enter the City of Gulfport's
Holiday Decorations Contest. Stop by
the Gulfport Recreation Center or
City Hall to pick up an application to
enter your home or business. "Santa
and his Elves" will be judging on
Friday evening, December 11. No
one knows what time the big red
sleigh will travel through the City
of Gulfport, but please be ready by
6 p.m. Deadline to enter the contest
is noon, Friday, December 11. There
are two theme categories: general
and commercial. The general theme
is for single/joint home only and the
commercial theme is for single/joint
business and professional locations,
including home occupations. A plaque
will be awarded to one winner of each
theme category and certificates will
be presented to them at the Gulfport's
City Council meeting (televised)
Tuesday, December 15 at 7 p.m.
Winners can pick up their plaques
at the Recreation Center on Friday,
December 18. It's time to show off
your fantastic holiday creation! Call
893-1068 for further information.

Retired Drummer
A volunteer band that plays old
dance music for senior citizens is in
need of a drummer. Call Gordon at
343-2928 if interested.

Gabber November 26 December 2, 2009

A f for the Holidays
We pay top dollar for Gold & Silver in any condition.
Check your jewelry for unwanted or broken pieces.
A i Gold is at an all time high-these pieces could be worth hundreds!

Weekend Wonderland

For The Gulfport Senior Center Foundation

Friday, December 4, 5pm 9pm
Cash Bar Appetizers Music
Silent Auction Theme Baskets
Gulfport Trolley Runs 5pm 10pm
Live Auction
Bid on Disney & Starlite Dinner Cruise Passes,
Collapsible Bike, Art Work, Handmade Afghans,
Restaurant gift cards
Much More!

$5 Entry Ticket Includes:
1 ticket for a basket of your choice and
1 chance for the
Grand Prize 3 day / 2 night stay at the
Tradewinds Resort Hotel, St. Pete Beach

Saturday, December 5, 9am 2pm
Snack Bar Open For Breakfast & Lunch

Hope To See You There!
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Thanksgiving Dinner
at Paradise Lutheran
Paradise Lutheran Church
of Treasure Island is hosting a
traditional Thanksgiving dinner at
12 noon on Thursday, November 26
and everyone is invited. Take time to
celebrate, enjoy fellowship and give
Paradise Lutheran is located at 10255
Paradise Boulevard. Reservations
are required. Call 360-5739 or
347-2272 no later than November

8 am & lo0 am
Children's Nursery Provided
Adult Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am
Children's Sunday School 10:00 am
Dr. Mike Wetzel, Pastor
Chris Howard, Associate Pastor of Worship & Education
1271 Pinellas Bayway, Tierra Verde, FL 33715
(behind the Mercanile Bank)
(727) 866-7362
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Lake Maggiore Baptist Church
A Multi- Cultural, Congregational
Southern Baptist Church
Pastor Ronald R. Fluker
4100 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. S.
email: LakeMaggiorell@knology.net
Single, Widowed, Divorced?
Join us on Sunday at 9:30 am for Bible Study &
Fellowship. Refreshments, Birthdays Celebrated
Sunday Morning:
Bible Study 9:30am. Worship Service 11am.
Sunday Evening:
Discipleship Training 6pm Worship Service 7pm
Wednesday: Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7pm

Temple Beth-El
Sisterhood Game Day
Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena
Avenue S., will hold a Game Day
on December 9. Play of bridge, mah
jongg and other games will begin at
10:30 a.m. with a break for lunch at
noon and then resume play. Door
Call Jean Diamond at 360-5359
or Madeline Belkin at 381-8306.
Deadline for reservations is December

Metaphysical Community Church
1950 2nd Ave. No., St. Petersburg
(727) 822-8628 (727) 822-3157
11/29 Sunday Service 11:00 am
Janet Harvey, Guest Speaker
Afternoon Workshop 12:45-3:00
"Living at Choice" with Janet Harvey
Check our WEBSITE for Classes/Events

Schedule of Worship
Sunday Worship
8:00AM & 10:00AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM

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Christmas Musical at
Fifth Avenue Baptist
Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, 4901
Fifth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg,
will present a 1940s Christmas
Homecoming, A Dramatic Christmas
Musical on December 5 and 6 at
7:30 p.m. Free. Child care provided
for children four years and younger.
Visit www.5thyabc.com.

K ^Trin United
of Christ
150 49th St. N.
I I 321-1088

Sunday Mornings
Contemporary Worship service: 10:30am
Children's Sunday School: 9:30am
Adult Sunday School: 9:45am
Middle School Youth Group: 3:00pm
Children's Nursery Provided
Thursday Pastor's Book Study: 6:30pm
Rev. Gave Bosley-Mitchell, Pastor


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

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Pilgrim Congregational
United Church of Christ
You Are Always Welcome
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am
Nursery Available
Adult Sunday School 9:30 am
SWednesday Bible Study
11:00 am and 7:00pm
6315 Central Ave.
amtum 727-347-1226
"Diversity our strength, God's love our bond"

St. Philip's Anglican Church
O 7865 66th St. N. f
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
The Rev. John H. Poole
Sunday School ........ 9am
Sunday Worship........ 10am
Mass 11am & 7pm
Bible Study 11:30am & 7:30pm

First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport
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Child Care
both Sun. morn
&Wed. Evening

Sunday Mornings
Sunday School 9:15a
Traditional Serv. 10:30a
Fellowship for all 11:30a
Dinner 6:00p
Faith Plugged in
Service 7:00p

Join Us For
Sunday 8am & 10am Holy Eucharist
Our Thrift Store is open
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Proceeds benefit Food Pantry
Food Pantry is Open
1st & 3rd Sundays
from: 10 am to 12:30 pm
St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church
3747 34th St.South St. Petersburg, FL 33711


Join us this Sunday!

"0 Come, O Come, Emmanuel"

9:00 am Direct Connection Contemporary Service
with Sign Language Interpretation

11:00 am Traditional Service
10:00 am Classes for All Ages

227 70th Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Phone 727-381-2499 www.pasadenacommunitychurch.org

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Thursday, December 3rd
6pm 7:30pm
Gulfport Casino
5500 Shore Blvd.
Gulfport, FL.
Exhibitors Space:
8ft Table, 2 Chairs$M
(Electricity Available to Limited Tables)

(727) 344.3711
Non-Chamber members welcome
Added Bonus: Non-chamber
members may join during this
event for only $50
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Events to Benefit
Troops and Families
Gulfport- Gulfport will be a hub of fun
and charitable activity on Saturday,
November 28. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
the second annual SHOP MOM AND
POP will offer the work of vendors
displaying and selling local art, crafts,
jewelry, clothing, home d6cor and
more. Booths will line scenic Beach
Blvd. in Gulfport's colorful waterfront
Arts District. Gulfport's own unique
shops, boutiques, galleries and
restaurants will be decorated for
the holidays and ready to offer their
friendly, small-town charm. This is a
special opportunity on the Saturday
after Thanksgiving to avoid malls,
chain stores and parking meters.
Instead, why not support local shops,
artists and vendors who are offering
one-of-a-kind gifts you won't find
anywhere else?
collection boxes for our American
troops stationed overseas will be
located at Domain Food & Spirits on
the corner of Beach and Shore Blvds.,
as well as Gulfport On The Rocks,
across from the Pier on Shore Blvd.
Everyone is encouraged to bring items
needed and desired by our service
men and women, including toiletries,
phone cards, snacks, puzzles, books,
magazines, DVD's, etc. No cans or
glass, please. Vendor fees from this


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items to the troops. This is a free event.
For more information on SHOP MOM
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com or call 727-322-5217.
The Peninsula Inn & Spa located
at 2937 Beach Blvd. is hosting
its own benefit on the evening of
Saturday, November 28 from 7:30 to
11 p.m. CASINO NIGHT will feature
professional dealers at tables of black
jack, roulette, craps and poker. A
nominal fee will be charged for "play"
chips, and a portion of proceeds will
benefit needy families in Gulfport.
Participants are also encouraged to
bring donations of non-perishable
food, toiletries and new or gently-
used clothing to be distributed to the
families. At 8 p.m. a fashion show
featuring the latest designs from
Gulfport's own Bo-Tiki will be a part
of the evening's entertainment. And a
wine tasting featuring vintages from
the Karadeci Group will be offered.

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The Peninsula Inn & Spa offers casual
dining indoors or on the verandah at
Isabelle's, offering new American and
Southern favorites. And Tampa Bay's
top Zagat-ratedrestaurant, SixTables,
is the Inn's elegant and delicious fine
dining experience. An extensive wine
list and full bar are available at the
Inn. For more information, call (727)
346-9800 or go to www.innspa.net.
For more information on Gulfport
and its full calendar of activities and
events, go to www.GulfportMA.com
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Soccer Coach Needed
Boca Ciega High School is seeking
a Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Coach
to begin immediately. The JV
season runs from November through
December. Please send resumes to the
Heather Holloway, Athletic Director,
via email at hollowayh@pcsb.org.

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Total Body Turkey
Workout for Charity
The St. Petersburg-based St. Pete
Boot Camps will hold its free 2nd
Annual ('h.niil, y Thanksgiving Boot
Camp Extravaganza" November 25
at 5:30 p.m. sharp on the beach side
of North Shore Park, 1120 North
Shore Drive NE. Unlike the usual
boot camp workouts, the theme of this
program is to burn as many calories
as possible for the participants in
order to enjoy their Thanksgiving
feast while raising the awareness
of giving a helping hand during the
holidays. Although this event is free
and open to the public participants
must bring a $10 gift card from a
supermarket, a non-perishable item
or donate to ASAP Homeless Services
as their "ticket" through the door.
This year the Thanksgiving boot
camp will raise food and monetary
resourcesfor ASAP Homeless Services
in St. Petersburg. Participants will
be encouraged to submit donations
online to support charitable relations
for the poor during the holidays. The
('h.inly Thanksgiving Boot camp
is open to the public and welcomes
those who are new to the boot camp
environment to join in. For more
information, email physiquespt@
yahoo.com or call (727) 320-7952.


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Gfulfport Garden
&" Bird Club
Sarah Kelly has made special
arrangements with Backfin Blue
Cafe to host their Christmas
luncheon on December 10. There
are three entrees to choose from:
lump crab cake seasoned Maryland
style and basted with garlic infused
olive oil; Southern barbeque rubbed
salmon served with guacamole and
roasted corn salsa or special recipe
meatloaf. Entrees are served with
salad, rools, garlic mashedpotatoes,
vegetable garnish, dessert, soda,
coffee or tea. The $20 cost includes
tax and tip.
Reservations and checks must be
received by Monday, December 7.
Checks should be made out to the
Gulfport Garden and Bird Club
and sent to Barbara Dye. Please
indicate your entree choice on the
This is also a time when they
remember residents at the Boca
Ciega Center. Bring your gift-
wrapped present to the luncheon
indicate if it is for a man or a
woman. Gifts may include lotion,
small stuffed animals, stationery,
stamps, slippers, socks, candy, tee
shirts, deodorant, liquid bath soap,
large-print books, games, etc.
Please do not miss this festive
holiday gathering on December
10 at 12 noon at the Backfin Blue
Cafe, 2913 Beach Boulevard S. in
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Gail Bledsoe, St. Pete: "I would definitely not alter my care; I get a mammo-
gram every year. While I've never had an irregular one, it still gives me peace
of mind. What if you waited three years and went back to the doctor and they
found something wrong? You would always wonder if it could have been pre-
vented if you had gotten to it sooner. Would there be a way to sue the insurance
company? No, you would be left with nothing, because they would say that they
only followed the recommended guidelines. I didn't start getting mammograms
until I turned 50, but that was my decision. I kept putting it off. I think it's a
definite possibility that the insurance companies are just setting themselves
up for when health care does finally get reformed. If they can get out of paying
a claim, either by saying it's a pre-existing condition or the patient just dies,
I think they would just love that. By switching to every three to five years for
tests, they don't have to pay nearly as much for benefits and the costs of tests.
It would be less money out of their pocket."

Clara Oliverii, So. Pasadena: "I have always had a yearly mammogram; in fact
I just had one recently. I happen to have some irregularities that my doctor has
to keep an eye on. I would think that those guidelines aren't right for everybody;
every woman has to do what's right for her. I also think women should get a yearly
pap, no matter what those guidelines say. It's better to catch a potential problem
early, where it can be treated rather than wait like "they" say. By that time, it
might be too late. As to self exams, that's how I found a lump I had. I called the doc-
tor immediately and was scheduled, at first for a mammogram, then a sonogram,
where they found the lump. I was lucky it was benign. But statistics prove that
early detection saves lives. Those new guidelines are ridiculous, especially because
so many young people are so easily influenced by the media. There's already a bit
of fear attached to an exam and when they hear this, they'll just put it off or not
have it done at all. I think the insurance companies are behind it. It will reduce
the number of benefits they have to cover for the exams and it would reduce the
amount of payouts, because they wouldn't be getting as many claims. You don't
get tested, you get cancer, and then you die. They don't have to pay the claim. It's
just wrong."

Mary Ann Tuchol, St. Pete Beach: "This week women were dealt a serious
blow for equality. Subterfuge has occurred when it comes to women's health care.
Women, as most of us know, are the caretakers not of ourselves but of others. To
get all of us to adhere to the former guidelines for mammograms and pap smears
was probably a stretch. Every year, come on. When do we ever think of ourselves
when we have to care for the others in our lives? I know that I thought my last
mammogram was just a year ago. But when I went to get it done, it was almost
two years. The scary thing was that after never having been called in for more
extensive testing, I was this time. Awful was how I felt when I waited for the next
test. Immense relief happened when all was fine... So now women have the oppor-
tunity to wait longer. It is no longer imperative. That means we can now stretch
it from 1 year to maybe 5 years. And now it's okay not to get a pap smear every
year? Now we can wait 5 years if we are under 50. I guess those women who were
diagnosed this year after regularly getting a pap smear every year should have
waited another 4 years. Oops, they would have been dead. I haven't even broached
the political web of intrigue that might be involved whether with the Republicans
or the Democrats. Most of them are men, most of them are supposed to get yearly
prostate checks. Gee, I haven't heard anything about their criteria for testing be-
ing changed. Could it be that women are being treated like second class citizens?
When men are told that they don't have to have a yearly checkup, maybe then I
will revisit my opinion."

Seabird Sanctuary
Denied Expansion
Dear Editor: The Suncoast Seabird
Sanctuary, Inc., and Helen Heath,
Redington Shores property owner,
have been denied permission to build
another aviary at 18323 Sunset
Boulevard by town officials. They
are requesting variances from the
Town of Redington Shores Planning
and Zoning Board on Wednesday,
December 2, at 2 p.m., at Town Hall,
to enable them to continue their life-
saving work with the birds.
In recent years, the Sanctuary has
received record numbers of injured
birds-of-prey, especially babies,
including eagles, hawks, ospreys and
owls. The SSS is the only bird-of-
prey rehabilitation center in Pinellas
County and needs to build a flight
aviary to continue its operation to
care for these birds. The aviary will
essentially be a shed, as it will have
no electricity, plumbing, or floor and
consist of a great deal of screening.
The Sanctuary was incorporated
in May of 1972 at the same address,
and has continuously operated since
as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) wild bird
sanctuary and hospital. It built still-
standing aviaries on the property
in 1978 to house injured birds, and
the later expanded to property next
The Sanctuary has grown into the
largest nonprofit wild bird hospital
and sanctuary in the U.S., rescuing

andrehabilitating an average of 8,000
to 10,000 birds each year. It has over
16,000 national and international
members and over 100,000 visitors
come from all over the world each
year, spending hundreds ofthousands
of dollars at local motels, restaurants
and shops. The Sanctuary has
always had free admission, along
with free educational programs that
teach thousands of people respect for
wildlife and our environment. World-
wide media features the incredible
success rates of the Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary's work is essential to
our wildlife and habitat. Wild birds
are a key indicator of the health of
our environment, and approximately
85% of the injured birds admitted
to the SSS are a result of direct or
indirect contact with humans; fishing
lines, hooks, autos, boats, trash,
cruelty and more.
The Sanctuary is asking for the
public to show support for local
wildlife and attend the meeting, or
to write a letter to the Planning and
Zoning Board, Town of Redington
Shores, 17425 Gulf Blvd., Redington
Shores, Fl 33708.
A Non-Conforming Variance, along
with a Set-Back Variance must be
granted at the meeting, for the bird-
of-prey aviary to be built. Please
visit seabirdsanctuary.com, or call
Michelle Simoneau at 727-391-247.
Michelle Simoneau

Letters to the Editor
Please keep letters to the editor as brief and to the point as possible.
Letters must be typed in upper and lower case on plain white paper or emailed to
publisher@thegabber.com. One letter per author every four weeks.
All letters are printed and edited for length and content at the discretion of
the editors.
The Gabber encourages and welcomes all letters.
The views and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily rep-
resent the views of the publishers, staff or advertisers.

By Fred Wilder

Art Guild's December
Art Show
The Treasure Island Art Guild
will be accepting paintings from
member for its Christmas Show
on Thursday, December 3 between
9 a.m. and 1 p.m. You may enter
up to two paintings. Bring them to
The Treasure Island City Hall Au-
ditorium, 120 108 Avenue. If you
are not a member we invite you to
become one and enter the show.
The reception for the winners and
Christmas Party will be Saturday,
December 12 at 12 noon. All art-
ists are invited to attend. For more
information about our shows and
workshops call Fred at 360-8390.

Estate Sale at Gulfport
First United Methodist
The Gulfport First United Methodist
Church, 2728 53 Street S., will hold
an estate sale on Saturday, December
5 from 9-2. Items include jewelry,
tableware, china, household goods,
kitchen items, and dress clothes. The
United Methodist Men will offer hot
dogs and drinks for lunch.

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Suncoast AIDS
Theatre Project
The Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project
is proud to present "Love! Valour!
Compassion!", a staged reading
in honor of World AIDS Day on
Tuesday, December 1 at 7 p.m. at
The Studio @ 620, 620 First Avenue
S. in St. Petersburg. Doors open at
6:30, curtain time is 7 p.m. Admission
is "Pay What You Can" with all
proceeds benefiting Metro Charities
and Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project,
organizations that provide services
to people with AIDS.
Winner of the 1995 Tony Award
for Best Play, Terrance McNally's
"Love! Valour! Compassion!" is a
big, generous, haunted comedy that
is both very funny and filled with
intimations of time's passage, of
loss and death. Set in and around
a beautiful Dutchess County
farmhouse, eight gay men hash out
their passions, resentments and
fears over the course of three summer
weekends. In this beautifully written
work, McNally presents humbling
evidence of what human love is and
can be.
"Love! Valour! Compassion!" will
feature professional performers
from the community including Jorge
Acosta and Eric Davis, all of whom
are donating their time and talents
for the event. This one night only
staged reading is not to be missed.
The mission of The Suncoast AIDS
Theatre Project is to raise awareness,
provide assistance, and perpetuate a
life of dignity for those affected and
infected by HIV and AIDS.

Don Mead & Mike Smith

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For further information contact The
Studio @ 620 at 727-895-6620. To
learn more about The Suncoast AIDS
Theatre Project contact Garry Allan
Breul, Artistic Director at 941-758-
6399 or garallan@msn.com.

SPC Piano Master Class
St. Petersburg College will offer a
Piano Master Class with Rebecca
Penneys on Saturday, December 12
from 10-2 at the SPC Music Cener,
6605 FifthAvenue Nin St. Petersburg.
A renowned pedagogue, Rebecca
has received extensive recognition
for her ability to teach keyboard
technique that allows pianists to
achieve individual performance goals
without physical strain or injury. She

is delighted to hear talented students
and teachers of all age and levels in
performance andis also happy to have
discussions and answer questions
without performance. Email her with
questions or to register and reserve
a time for this event at rpinfo@
rebeccapenneys.com. Free.

Teens Needed for
Starlights Performance Arts, Inc.
is seeking talented young men ages
10 through 16 to participate in an
upcoming production "Where Do We
Go from Here?". Call Mrs. Foster at
821-0162 for more information.

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1st Annual Holiday
Hoopla in Gulfport
GULFPORT-The Gulfport Merchants
association presents the first annual
Holiday Hoopla! The event will take
place on Beach Blvd. in Gulfport from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on December 5.
Holiday Hoopla is a celebration of
arts, crafts, foods, live music and
roving holiday characters set in a
waterfront atmosphere amid bright,
twinkling and colorful lights. No
running around to different stores

or wandering through acres of
mall space, shopping can be done
at a leisurely pace while finding
unique items. Featuring art, crafts,
jewelry, clothing, glass, wood, music,
photography, toys, Christmas d6cor,
and much more makes this a gift
buyer's delight. The event will
also feature holiday-themed music,
holiday carolers, dance performances,
and roving street performers. Live
entertainment will include Gulfport
Elementary School, John Hopkins
Middle School, Osceola High School,

The Show for Holiday Shopping!


Antiques &

Collectibles Show

SAT. NOV. 28, 2009
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

An eclectic show featuring anything that's
OLD... but COOL! Cash bar, retro tunes!
Celebrating our 6th year at the
Historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom
5500 Shore Boulevard South
Whether naughty or nice, you'll enjoy this
sale of vintage holiday ornaments, tin toys,
jewelry, art, postcards, kitsch, movie
posters, mid-century, pin-up, linens,
Aloha shirts, fun ephemera,
home decor & more!

Illuminating Lectures!
"Collecting Vintage Christmas"
"Mechanical Tin Toys"
"1950s & 60s Rock n' Roll Memorabilia"

Hula Hula Productions...Florida's FUN Shows! e
Co-sponsored by the City of Gulfport
Info: 727-421-0441 www.hulahula.biz ,

Next Exit, Gypsy Joe, and more! And
the big guy in the red suit and Mrs.
Claus will be there, too, from 3-6
p.m. Downtown restaurants, pubs,
and cafes will be open during the
A portion of the proceeds from the
eventwillbenefit Operation Santa and
Gulfport families in need. Operation
Santa is a program in which toys are
donated to needy children that live
in the City of Gulfport. The Gulfport
Merchants Association will collect
donations for Operation Santa from
now until December 10th. Donations
may be made in the form of cash,
checks, gift cards or new unwrapped
gifts. Collection boxes are located
at Domain Food and Spirits on the
corner of Shore and Beach Blvd., at
the Gulfport Police Station and at
the Main Stage during the Holiday
Hoopla event. Any help that you can
provide would be greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions about
Operation Santa, please call either
Francine Whitten at 893-1653 or
Cynthia Hayes at 893-1049.
Brighten your holidays and those of
others with a visit to Beach Blvd. in
Gulfport at the Holiday Hoopla, on
December 5th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Enter the Labyrinth
Located at 5001 20 Avenue S. in
Gulfport (east of the elementary
school) is the labyrinth. Open
seven days, noon till sundown. Free
admission. Call 727-331-2622 for
more information.

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8 a.m. 3 p.m.
Always Available Menu:
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Hot Dogs
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Assorted Soups
Ice Cream items
Beverages Available include:
Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate,
Sodas and Juices
Check for Daily Specials!

Daily Congregate Dining offered
By Neighborly Care Network
Monday to Friday at 12 noon
Contact Jay at 344-2111
to apply for the program
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Prepaid Guest meals available
$5.25 (3 days notice needed)

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Contact Cynthia at 893-1231

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SPCA Pet of the Week
This dear little girl had been living with some
folks who were transferred out of state, but she
has decided to stay in Florida so we're looking
for a new home for her. She would prefer to
be an inside kitty. She's a fully grown adult
but is still very small despite having quite a
lot of grey tabby fur and cute little white socks
on her feet! She's a delightful, friendly, happy
and affectionate cat with an endearing purr, but more than anything her tiny
little bobtail sets her apart. See Lovie today at SPCA Tampa Bay 9099 130
Avenue N. in Largo, or call 727-586-3591.

Find a Fast Friend
Meet Rachel, a fawn female, who is a sweet, smaller- .
sized greyhound. She is settling into her foster home
nicely and is absolutely no problem there. She has
picked up on what's expected of her and gets along well
with small dogs and cats. As a playful girl, Rachael
would thrive in a home with a fenced yard for some --
nice playtime and romps during turnouts. To meet Ra-
chel or any of our other greys, call Greyhound Pets of
America on (727) 595-7852, visit our website: greyhoundpets.com, or see us at
the Tyrone PetSmart on most Sundays from noon to 2 p.m.

Friends of Strays
f Sampson is a handsome Domestic Medium Hair tab-
by and white kitty. He is 10 months old and is very
affectionate, very playful and gets along with other
cats. Sampson is a polydactl (has extra toes) and has a
fluffy tail. Come visit Sampson at 2911 47 Avenue N. in
St. Petersburg. Open Tuesday-Sunday from 10-3. Call
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Beach Pavilion
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Cookie returns with karaoke &
Friday, 1-4 p.m.
Joanne & Chris, The Silver Spin-
ners starting Oct. 2nd
Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Jay & Lolita "Teamsters"
Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Italian American accordion by
Woody for fun & dancing
Donations accepted
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The Gulfport Lions will be presenting
their second Pancake Breakfast of
the season on Saturday, December
5 from 7 a.m to 11 am. Please note
these new serving hours.
Breakfast will be served at the
Gulfport Lions Center, 4630 Tifton
Drive S. in the Gulfport Marina Area.
Ask anybody! Pancakes with syrup,
scrambled eggs and sausage with
coffee or tea to drink, and all you
care to eat at the donation price of $4
per person. Bring your entire family
and friends and spend an enjoyable
morning overlooking beautify Boca
Ceiga Bay. You might even see some
manatees. Children really love these
This year as in the past, we ask you
to bring a toy unwrapped to put into
our Christmas Toy Box. We will be
making our annual Christmas toys
and food distribution soon.
When you come and support their
fund raising activities, you are doing
much to help those in need. Gulfport
Lions is a service organization
meeting the needs of those less
fortunate, especially at this time of
the year.

South Pasadena Band
Holiday Concert
The South Pasadena Community
Band has announced that the annual
free holiday concert will be December
10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Boca Ciega
High School Auditorium.
"This is the most popular concert

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in our season," said Musical Director
Max Millspaugh. The title of the
concert is "Happy Holidays". "This
year we have some newly published
arrangements that will include
Canadian Brass sounds, LeRoy
Anderson's "Sleigh Ride", the always
enjoyable "March of the Toys", and
from the pop charts of days gone by
I ;.iIy It's Cold Outside", he said.
Mayor Kathleen Peters commented
that the Holidays are for friends, and
families. "We always look forward to
this concert because it brings out so
many of our neighbors and creates
such a festive atmosphere. We are
very pleased that we can share this
with the community. It is a highlight
of the year and the band is always
in top shape for the concert," she
concluded. "The music of the season
does lift everyone's spirit. This is our
gift to our citizens", the Mayor said.
Boca Ciega High School's new
auditorium is on the north side of

the school campus and it is handicap
accessible. Parking is available in
front of the school or in the parking
lot adjacent to the auditorium.
People will be on hand to direct
arriving patrons to parking and
to the bus unloading points. The
concert is free. The South Pasadena
Community Band is a community
relations initiative of the City of
South Pasadena.

Kickball League for Kids
Oldskool Kickball is one of the first
children's kickball leagues around.
They are a non-competitive league
where all kids play. No one sits
on the bench. They do absolutely
no fundraising. Games are played
on Saturday only. They are now
registering children ages 4-11. Cost
is $95. Call 727-906-7339 or email to

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Property Near Don CeSar Subject In Law Suit Craft Heroes Launch
the Holidays

A view looking north from the beach that fronts the Don CeSar. The swath of beachfront
land just south of here has become the subject of the most recent lawsuit that has been
filed against the city. Earlier this month, Pass-A-Grille resident Chet Chmielewski and his
wife filed a suit alleging that the city illegally took land from them and surrounding property
owners, and has been encouraging public use of the beach. Legal disputes over land and Shannon Shaefer shows off her felt
development are costing the city hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees. Christmas ornaments and beaded
Christmas jewelry.
By Cathy Salustri
Wednesday at 6:00pm
14 $50 Games, 2 $250 Progressive Jackpot Games This past weekend's Second Annual
i*uestsi IW el om Hand-Made Holiday Bazaar did more
GL U Ce's s W V\V EieiGelU than offer holiday crafts made by
local artists: this bazaar, organized
by Craft Heroes, gave a portion of its
proceeds to its host, the Studio@620.
The Studio, a nonprofit venue,
promotes diversity through artistic
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6440 5th Avenue South 347-6085 I space to various groups.
The event organizers, Coralette
Damme and Shannon Schaeder,
say they try to choose nonprofits to
partner with for craft fairs. In the
Color Copies Banners from $6.95 past, Damme says, Craft Heroes has
partnered with agencies such as the
1-20 .30 each Posters 24 x 36 $6.95 Red Cross.
21-50 .27 each Enlarge photos from Local crafters sold everything from
handmade felt ornaments to wall
51-99 .25 each 18 x 24 $7.85 art created with spoons. The Studio
100-499 .20 each 24 x 24 $9.95 also offered lunch at the event. Craft
Heroes organizers said they felt
500 & up .17 each 24 x 36 $ 14.95 good about donating a portion of the
vendor fees to the Studio.
"This is a perfect fit because the
A SStudio is all about promoting local
creativity and building communities,"
Damme said.
For more information about the
Studio@620, visit its web site at
Studio620.org. To learn more about
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Many Moods of
Christmas Concert
The annual Il..iny Moods of
Christmas" concert to benefit
St. Petersburg Free Clinic will be
presented on Sunday, December
13 at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary of
First Presbyterian Church. This
year's concert will feature the First
Presbyterian Chancel Choir, the
Chancel Handbell Ringers, the Spirit
Song and Joyful Noise Children's
Choirs and an orchestra made up of
players from the Florida Orchestra.
The featured musical work is "Gloria"
by Antonio Vivaldi, and there will
also be lots of traditional Christmas
carols. There is no charge to attend
the concert. A free-will offering will
be collected to benefit St. Petersburg
Free Clinic.
First Presbyterian Church of St.
Petersburg is located at 701 Beach
Drive NE. To learn more about the
concert, call (727) 822-2031 or visit
fpc-stpete.org for more information.
The St. Petersburg Free Clinic is
located at 863 3rd Avenue North
and provides temporary assistance
for families and individuals in need
of the basics of food, shelter, health
care, limited financial assistance and
referral information. To learn more
about the Free Clinic visit www.

St. Alban's DaySchool
Hosts Holiday Market
St. Alban's Episcopal DaySchool
is hosting a Family Holiday Market
on Friday, December 4 from 5-8

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clothing/Toys/Gear etc...
OPEN Tues.-Fri.:
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat: 12 noon-5 p.m.

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p.m. The Market will take place in
St. Alban's Parish Hall located at the
corner of Boca Ciega & 85th Avenue
in St. Pete Beach. The parents will
serve pasta and juice for the children
and wine and cheese appetizers for
the adults. There will be a Santa's
Workshop provided by Fair Time for
the kids to buy for everyone on their
holiday list. No items above $5.
For more information contact
lisa.marone@earthlink.net or
432-6481 or call the St. Alban's
Church office at 360-8406.
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1960 Class of
Largo High Reunion
The 1960 Class of Largo High
School will hold their 50th class
reunion in May 2010. Anyone
who knows someone in that class
please contact them as they are still
missing addresses. Other years may
also attend. For information email
DKLEAL@aol.com or call Dee at
727-743-3944 or visit largohigh 960.

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Senior Center 550 27th Ave. So. 893-x23x

Yoga Class Relocates: The Senior
Center Yoga Class has relocated to
the Gulfport Casino and meets every
Wed.at 1:30pm. Free but must be a
registered Senior Center member.
Fitness Center: Come try our new
fully equipped Fitness Center every
weekday, 8am-4pm and Tues. &
Thurs. 8am-7pm. Must be a registered
Senior Center member and at least
50 yrs. old. Registration/small fee
required. Call for more info.
A Weekend Wonderland
Fundraiser (Friday): Admission
($5) for the Senior Center's Weekend
Wonderland Fundraiser on Fri. Dec.
4, 5-9pm includes one ticket for an
opportunity to win the grand prize of
a 3 d. i\ 2L night stay at the Tradewinds
Resort Hotel at St. Pete Beach.
The event also includes live/silent
auctions with many exciting items
such as Disney & Starlite Dinner
Cruise passes, art work, restaurant
gift cards, etc. Must be present to win
the live auction. All proceeds benefit
the Senior Center Foundation. Come
join the fun!
A Weekend Wonderland
Fundraiser (Saturday): Mark your
calendar for Sat. Dec. 5th from 9am
to 2pm for the Senior Center Flea
Market and Better Boutique Shop.

No entry ticket required. Low cost
breakfast & lunch available. All
proceeds benefit the Senior Center
Donations Needed: Donations
of new or gently used items with
the exception of clothing are gladly
acceptedfor our WeekendWonderland
Computer Classes: One-on-one
training sessions are available at no
cost. Call for an appointment.
Diabetic Education Classes: Mon.
Dec. 14 at 10am.
AARP Driving Classes: are held on
the first two Tuesdays of every month
from 1-4pm. Call 867-7888 to register
and fee info.
Wii Bowling: Daytime Wii Bowling
has been so successful we are offering
two evenings (Tues. Dec. 1 & Dec. 15)
at 6:30pm. Stetson students will be
here to show you how easy it is! Fun
is guaranteed!
Presentation: Keep it Safe,
Seniors!: National Foundation
for Debt Management will offer a
specialized program to help meet the
unique financial challenges of elderly
citizens on Wed. Dec. 2 at 10:30am
in the Hickman Theater. About 30
Senior Centers throughout Florida

or 893-2237
will host the Keep It Safe for Seniors
program. Refreshments provided.
Please call to RSVP.
Presentation on Medicare Part
D: Wed. Dec. 9 at 1pm
Holiday Concert by the Love
Notes: on Tues. Dec. 15 at 2pm. Free.
Please call to let us know you plan to
attend. Refreshments provided.
Holiday Night Light Tour: Gulfport
seniors are invited to participate
in our holiday night light tour of
Gulfport on Tues. Dec. 15 at 6:30pm.
Call now to make your reservation.
Coping with Holidays after
Loss of Loved One: Please join us
on Wed. Dec. 16 at 10:30am. Free
Holiday Dinner Party: Tickets
($5)are now available for our annual
Holiday Dinner Party on Wed. Dec.
23 at 11am. Seating is limited.
Bone Strengthening Exercise:
Tues. at 11:15am
Live Chat Room: Fri. at 2pm
(temporarily relocating to the
Ongoing Support Groups:
Diabetic Support (1st & 3rd Mon. at
Hearing Support (1st & 3rd Mon at
Vision Support (2nd & 4th Mon at
Caregiver Support, Wed. 2pm

* Gulfport Library

Gulfport Creative Short Story
Writers: Every Wednesday, 10:00
One-on-One Computer Instruc-
tion: By appointment only--contact
Alex Hooks at the Reference Desk, or
call 893-1073.

5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074

Presented by Pat Brinkley.
Suncoast Computer Users Group
(SCUG): Thursday, December 10,
6:00 pm.
Scrapbookers Club for Teens &
Adults: Saturday, December 12, 1:00
pm. Make beautiful pages of memo-

or fax 893-1072
free: 1-866-861-2010.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs
and meetings are held in
The Frances Purdy Friends Room
Open MIii.li-Fr'id.iy 10 am 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am -4 pm

"Grandma Reads Stories at the ries. All meetings and programs are free
Library!": Saturdays in November, Legal Puzzles Study Group: Mon- and open to the public
11:30 am. day, December 14, 1:00 pm. Presented Programs and dates are subject to
Genealogy Discussion Group: Sat- by local chapter, Brandeis University change
urday, November 28, 1:00 pm. Women. For more information, call: 893-1074,
Art Exhibit: Paintings by Ray Vail- Testing for 2010 Census Jobs: email: gpublib@yahoo.com,
lancourt. Through December 30. Tuesday through February, or check our website:
Crafts Club for All Ages: Satur- 3:00-6:00 pm. FMI: go online at www.mygulfport.us/gpl
days, December 5 and 12, 2:00 pm. www.2010censusjobs.gov or call toll-
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Slices city Sponsored Activities

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Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068

mygulfport.us and follow the links:
City Departments, Leisure ser-
vices, Rec. Center.

Tomlinson Skate Park Sticker
Purchase New Sticker
due Oct. 09
Annual cost $5 res./$10 non-res.
Registration: Age 17 and under
must be accompanied by a parent,
have proof of residency and fill a
consent form. Availability to regis-
ter: Monday through Fii. iy from 9
a.m.-8 p.m.

Open Gameroom Tues. &
Thurs., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Adult Basketball Mon., Wed. &
Fri, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thurs., 6-9

School Year Child Care Pro-
gram Grades K-5, (up to age 14
on in-service days).
Teen Night Teens, age's middle
school to 17. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9
Tot Time Program Ages 3-5
year old, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

CLASSES Call instructor for
more information
* NEW CLASS Starts 12/2 Dog Obedi-
ence Wed., 6:30 p.m. Call Lisa at
* Fencing Wed., 4:30 & 5:30 p.m.
Call Jim Campoli at 813-855-3112.
* Gymnastics Fri., 5:30 p.m.
Call Barbara at 804-9400.
* Karate Mon. & Fri., 6:30 p.m. Call
Diane at 459-1399.
* Nia Wed., 9:00 am.
Call Kaluwa at 729-9410.
* Noisemakers Mon., 6 p.m.
Call Gabe at 345-7472.
* Sumyie NEW DAY, Mon., 6:30 p.m.
Call Mike at 320-5035.
* Stretch and Tone Tues. & Thurs.,
9-10 a.m.
Call Jean 302-9423
* Tai Chi Tues. & Thurs., 9 a.m. Call
Oletta at 344-5181 or Marge at 345-
* Tennis Tues., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and
6 p.m.
Call Jack at 430-0690.
* Watercolor NO Class in DEC.-
Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call Patsi at 501-
* Watercolor- Art for Living
Call Judith at 328-7490.
* Yoga Thurs.., 6:30 p.m.
Call Maureen at 381-2166

Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-1070
Overeaters Anonymous: Sun.
Dog Obedience Training: Wed.
(beg. 12/2), 6-7pm, Adult dogs
6mos.+. $75 (6-weeks). Pre-reg-
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5500 Shore Blvd. So.

Sat., Nov. 28
10a.m. 5 p.m., $6
727-421-0441 Info

USA Ballroom Dance
Mon., Nov. 30, 7-10:15 p.m.
$5 Members, $7 Non-members

Sunday, Nov. 29
Social & Ballroom Dancing
6-10p.m., $7

Every Tuesday
12 3pm- Ballroom Lessons $7
12-1 Inter, 1-2 Beg., 2-3 Dancing

6:30-10:30pm-Argentine Tango $7
6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-8:30 Practice,
8:30-10:30pm Milonga

Every Wednesday
6 11pm- Swing Dance $7
6-8 Lessons, 8-11 pm Swing Dance

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Local Obituaries

E., 49, of Morriston,
passed away Oct. 30,
2009. Born in Wheel-
ing, West Virginia.
He worked for Little
League Southern Re-
gional for 13 years
and then became a self employed
painter. He is survived by his wife,
Robin, two children, Frank and Krys-
ta Bowman, four grand-daughters,
his mother, Barbara Stineford, two
sisters, Billie Jo and Betty Jo Bow-
man. He is loved and sadly missed by
family and friends.

CHERRY, JANE, 76, of South
Pasadena, went to be with the Lord
Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009. She was born
in Oxen Hill, MD and moved here
in 1966, from Lake Wales. She was
the Principal's secretary at Boca
Ciega Sr. High School in Gulfport
for many years. She was a member
of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church and
the Joint Heirs Sunday School class,
a former member of First Christian
Church of Lake Wales, and long time
member of Central Christian Church
of St. Petersburg. She is survived by
her husband of 58 years, Carl; son,
Clif daughter, Jeannie; grandsons,
Eric and Ben; and sisters, Charlotte
and Bessie. Friends may call 10 to
service time at 10:30 am Saturday,
Nov. 28, 2009, at E. Dale Gunter
Funeral Home 4100-16th St. No.
with Dr. Mike Ramage officiating.
Interment will be at Florida National
Cemetery in Bushnell on Monday.
The family requests memorials to the
Alzheimer's Association 9365 U.S.
Highway 19 North #B Pinellas Park,
FL 33782. Online memorial and guest
book at www.gunterfuneralhome.
com. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home
St. Petersburg, 727-528-2880.

85, of Gulfport, formerly of N.
Attleboro & Marstons Mills, MA,
died Nov. 15th, after a brief illness.
A retired WWII veteran, he was
a volunteer at Palms of Pasadena

95, of Gulfport, passed away peace-
fully in her sleep on November 6,
2009 after a long illness. Born in

Clearwater, FL, she lived in West
Virginia during her high school
years. Her family eventually settled
in Gulfport in the late 1930s. She met
her husband, Steele Roberts, at the
Gulfport Methodist Church where
she served as the the Sunday School
superintendent. Steele was a pianist
at the church and also at the Gulfport
Casino in the Merrymakers Orches-
tra. She was a doctor's assistant in
St Petersburg. She and Steele were
caring foster parents for the Chil-
dren's Home Society. She spent many
years as a Brownie and a Girl Scout
leader and many hours working in
church nurseries. She liked read-
ing, camping, traveling, Bible study
and Gulfport beach. She was an ac-
complished seamstress. She loved
her family and friends. Mrs. Roberts
was preceded in death by her devot-
ed husband Steele, her parents Glen
Ray & Clara McPeek Cleghon, broth-
ers Thomas & Jack Cleghon, sisters
Nan Kasel & Joyce White, and dear
friend Emma Carr. Survivors include
her daughter, Alice Janisch, son-in
law, Doug, and her beloved grandson
Jeffrey. Memorial donations may be
made to the First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport or the National
Parkinson Foundation. Services will
be held at a future date at the First
Methodist Church of Gulfport.

born on Aug. 30, 1916, and a resident
of Gulfport, passed from this life on
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at Hamp-
ton Sentara Careplex, surrounded by
her loving family. Before moving to
Gulfport, she was a member of Em-
manuel Episcopal Church, the Grady
Circle, the Buckroe Womens Club,
American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 31,
Home Demonstration Club, and vol-
unteered at the James River Conva-
lescent Center. In Gulfport she was a
member ofNARFE Chapter 1140, the
Garden Club, and the Florida Chap-
ter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.
Ms. Seay was preceded in death by
her husband, Harry deRuiz Seay, her
parents, Rolla and Effie Latham, sis-
ters Dorothy Latham, Ethel Bauer,
and Thelma Jenkins, and a brother
Charles Latham. She is survived
by daughters Sandra Ray, husband
Victor, Hampton; Anita Moseley,
husband Luke, Yorktown; Beverly

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Jones, husband Merwin, Fairfax, VA;
Margaret Ramos, husband Rudolfo,
College Park, MD; and a son Barry
Seay, wife Alease, Hampton, VA;
grandchildren, Mark and Todd Ray,
Christopher Seay, Meredith, Robin
and Brett Jones, Louis, Michael,
Maria, Carlos, Rudy, and Josephine
Ramos, and Holly Ensio, Christo-
pher and Phillip Moseley; 14 great
grandchildren, the youngest girl her
namesake. She will be missed by pets
Katie, Chloe, and Buffi, who loved to
lay on her shoes. Viewing will be on
Nov. 19, 2009, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm
at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home,
245 S Armistead Ave., Hampton.
Services will be conducted on Friday,
Nov. 20, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. in the R.
Hayden Smith Funeral Home Chapel
followed by interment in Hampton
National Cemetery, Hampton site. In
lieu of flowers donate to your favor-
ite charity or the Peninsula National
Kidney Foundation or the American
Lung Association. Special thanks to
the staff of DaVita Dialysis Center in
Hampton for the love and care they
provided our mother. Also a special
thanks to the doctors and staff of
Careplex Emergency and 5th Floor
Oncology, Heartland Hospice, and
the Commonwealth Assisted Living
Center for their care and support
during this difficult time.

Pasadena, found eternal rest
Saturday Nov. 14, 2009, at age 54. He
was born Nov. 24, 1954 in Norwalk,
OH and was a man with an iron will
who excelled at anything he put his
mind to. He loved to hear and tell
stories/jokes about those things in
life which make us all laugh. Sadly,
he was deprived of his final wish, to
be run over by a beer truck on his
way to the liquor store. George was a
voracious reader and a true culinary
master. Many a taste bud will be
missing his cooking skills. Ribs from
the 2004 Snyder family reunion was
his ... peas de ribsistans. George's love
of the sea was a large part of his life,
and was truly in his blood, a Sailor's
Sailor with a natural affinity for the
sea and ships. George started out as
a deckhand on the Great Lakes and
traveled worldwide as a AB (Able
Bodied) Seaman. A good man who
will be missed by many. Mr. Snyder
is survived by wife Maggie of South
Pasadena; sister Jill of San Francisco,

Obituaries (con't.)
CA; bothers Bob, Shawano, WI,
Bill, Bowling Green, OH, Harry, Ft.
Smith, AR; & numerous nieces and
nephews, aunts and uncles. Blessed
are you who weep now, for you will
Pasadena, died Nov. 10, 2009.
Survived by Judy S. Ayers, Tracy
Nalley, & James Ayers. Sole owner of
Quik Promotions & Quik Promotions
& Printing. ALife Tribute.

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City of Gulfport's 2009
Holiday Decorations Contest
Application Form
The thought behind the Holiday Decorations Contest is to
brighten up our City during the Holiday Season!

Phone Date

I would like to participate in the Holiday Decorations Contest and will abide
by the rules of the contest.
I DO or DO NOT wish my name and address to be in any publication.

Circle one theme:

Single or Joint

Single or Joint

The General Theme is for single/joint home only. The Commercial Theme is for
single/joint business and professional locations, including home occupations. A
plaque will be awarded to one winner of each theme. Only one plaque will be
awarded for "joint" home or business participants.

Judging will be on Friday, December 11, 2009. All participants MUST
be prepared by 6 p.m. A judging schedule will not be announced.

Please return this application to: Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore
Blvd. S. Call 893-1068 for more information.

Contest Rules
1. All entrants must be City of Gulfport residents or businesses.
2. Each participant shall select one theme and so indicate above.
3. Businesses are urged to participate.
4. Applications MUST be submitted for participation and received by NOON,
Friday, Dec. llth. Judging will be done after 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. llth. The
judges' route schedule will not be announced.
5. Plaques will be awarded to the winner of each theme. Winners will be an-
nounced in the Dec. 17th edition of the Gabber. Winners will be recognized
and presented certificates at the Gulfport City Council meeting on Tuesday,
Dec. 15th located at 2401 53rd St. S. Winners can pick up their plaques at the
Recreation Center on Friday, Dec. 18th.


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has a 13-week continuous cycle of Safe
Boating Classes every Tuesday, 7:30
p.m., Warren Webster Community
Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St.
Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don CeSar)
Start at your convenience. First class,
come at 7 p.m. to register. Begin
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Classes include: "Powering Your
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Salvation Army Seeks
Angel Tree Volunteers
The Salvation Army of
St. Petersburg is seeking volunteers
to staff the Angel Tree table located
inside Tyrone Square Mall beginning
November 20 through December
11. Volunteers are needed to help
members of the public select, register,
and return Angel gifts for deserving
children in our community. Volunteer
hours are flexible from 10 a.m. to
9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
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Free Foreclosure
Prevention Workshops
St. Petersburg Neighborhood
Housing Services (SPNHS) will begin
offering free foreclosure prevention
workshops on a weekly basis
effective September 14 at 1600 Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Street S. in
St. Petersburg from 6-7:30 p.m. HUD
certified counselors will be on site to
provide struggling homeowners an
overview of the foreclosure process
and offer individual counseling
opportunities to develop an actionplan
to avoid foreclosure. All homeowners,
regardless of circumstances, are
encouraged to attend. Call 821-6897
for more information.

Women's Drum Circle
Join the Women's Drum Circle when
the meet every Friday at Gulfport
Beach from 7-10 p.m. Bring your
drums, percussion instruments or
just yourselves as they continue the
tradition of woman-led drumming
circles. Bring your own chair or
blanket and water to drink.
Beginners andexperienced drummers
are welcome to join this empowering,
healing circle.
They meet on the west side of the
beach (toward the Rec. Center), near
the boardwalk. For more information
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City of Gulfport to Provide Residents with
Easy-to-Use Program that can help Save
Money on Prescription Drug Purchases
In current economic climate, where people are watching
their spending, prescription discount card can offer
average savings of 20 percent off retail price

The City of Gulfport will soon introduce a program that will provide its
residents with a new tool that can provide some relief from the high cost of
prescription drugs. The city is making free prescription drug discount cards
available to city residents through a program sponsored by the National
League of Cities (NLC). The discount cards offer average savings of 20
percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.
Available by November 23rd, the discount cards may be used by all residents
of The City of Gulfport and has no restrictions based on the resident's age,
income level, or existing health coverage. The NLC card can be used when
purchasing prescription drugs at approximately fifty one pharmacies around
the city, as well as at more than 59,000 participating retail pharmacies across
the country.
In the current economic climate, where many people are watching what
they spend, the NLC prescription discount card will offer significant savings
on the purchase of prescription medications for Gulfport residents. Whether
or not an individual has prescription coverage, this program can make it
easier for our residents to afford the drugs they need to deal with a short-
term illness or stay healthy by managing a chronic condition.
NLC and the City of Gulfport are able to make these money-saving cards
available to city residents at no cost to the individual. A future announcement
will provide information on how and when residents may obtain the cards.
Not only does the NLC prescription discount card help residents save
money on their medications, it is easy to use. Gulfport residents only
have to show their card when purchasing medication at one of the many
participating pharmacies. There is no enrollment form required to get a card,
no membership fee of any kind and city residents and their family members
can use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance."
The discount card program is administered by CVS Caremark.
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Putting a Cap on
The world is not on fire. The
creek ain't rising. The globe is
not warming and hasn't been
for over ten years.
The big tidal wave coming is in fed-
eral regulations, higher utility bills,
government spending, and a gang of
speculators, investors, and opportu-
nistic money men who will feed on
this thing called Cap and Trade.
Producers who don't use much fos-
sil fuel (and thus have a smaller car-
bon footprint) will sell their credits to
producers who do. There will be trad-
ing then amongst speculators and in-
vestors. Big producers whose output
and costs threaten to pour more CO2
into the air will pay the big bucks
and pass them onto the consumers
except in the cases where politicians
have granted exemptions to their fa-
vorites. Investments will and have

Cap and Trade
headed toward the energy saving in-
dustries. As they say in the detective
shows, "follow the money, follow the
Where will the money come from?
Out of citizens' pockets. It's our way
of making a sacrifice to curtail Global
Warming. Except that the warming
isn't happening and it doesn't make
any difference anyhow since China
and India won't be participating.
Is the world warming? There ap-
pears to be some sort of consensus
that it isn't and hasn't since 1998.
The argument is that this is only a
lull and the Artic is warming and the
ice cap melting. The latter is true and
the former might be true, might not.
Computer models could show either
is true as well as show that the world
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some cooling and there is a problem
with sensors not being in the right
places. At any rate, Global Warming
skeptics are gaining.
On the other hand, it might be a good
thing to curtail burning fossil fuels.
We already have with the recession
- less economic activity, less carbon
footprint. We could save the world by
working the earth with shovels. And,
"green" power should be good and
cheap except when it's subsidized by
government money as it is.
Oh, by the way, going green isn't
always so green. Think ethanol. It
takes more energy to produce than it
saves and it reduces gasoline mileage
as well as drives up the price of corn.
Not a good deal. Wind power requires
manufacturing gigantic fans powered
by Chinese made turbines that spin
big propellers causing some damage
to birds and some visual pollution. It
is interesting that Nantucket island-
ers won't allow them.
I guess I'm just being cynical as in
"the sky is falling" scenario. At any
rate, hang on to your pocketbooks.

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American Legion Activities

OPost 125
6440 5th Ave. S., St. Petersburg 347-6085
Southern Knights Band Southern Knights Band
Lunch Served 7-11pm 7-11pm Lunch Served Lunch Served
11am-3pm Breakfast 8:30-11am 11am-3pm 11am-3pm
Kitchen Open Free Pool 'til 5pm Kitchen Open 2-5pm No Lunch Served Euchre 1pm
Ron's Karaoke 7pm 11am-5pm Ron's Karaoke 7pm Bingo 6pm
Dinner 5-7pm Dinner 5-7pm Kitchen open

Thanksgiving Day dinner with all the fixins will be served from 2-5 p.m. for a donation of $6.50. A sign up sheet is in
the lobby.
New Year's Eve tickets are now on sale. The cost is $30 per person which includes dinner, party favors, & champagne
at midnight, followed by breakfast. The Southern Knights band will be playing for your listening & dancing pleasure.
A seating chart is located in the lounge.
The Auxiliary is collecting non-perishable food for the St. Petersburg Food Bank. A container is in the lounge, any
donations will be greatly appreciated.
We will be taking a bus tour to see Christmas lights on December 14 from 6 to 11 p.m. Cost is $20 per person, which
includes drinks on the bus. We will also be visiting Post 119 in Largo. Sign up chart is in the lounge.

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Fish Fry 6-8pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Open 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Harry 7-1 pm 7-1 Opm
Thanksgiving Day Frank Caine 7-1 pm Music 7-1 pm Ragtime Annie
7-10 pm

We have Ragtime Annie and her husband scheduled for Monday nights through the season. They play some Dixieland,
Ragtime, Oldies and old Standards and great singalongs. We have our great "Bucky Burgers" prepared by the "Bus
Boys" along with Vivian's world famous potato salad.
Tuesday nights with Harry are rapidly becoming a jam session again. Last week we had Harry on guitar, Denny on
piano, Herman on electronic accordion, Pauli on drums. They put on a great show. This will likely grow as we have a sax
player and some others in the wings who pop-in from time to time.
Dee LeBlonc does karaoke every Wednesday night. She has a strong following. Wednesday is our special dinner offer-
Friday nights we have Frank Caine who sings and does some karaoke using his very rare collection of karaoke video
disks. He puts on a great show. Friday night fish dinners will be available.
Geno has returned for Saturday nights which is steak night. He plays a variety of instruments, sings, tells jokes, etc.
His creativity will be readily apparent.
Note: All meals, unless otherwise noted, are served from 6-8 pm and entertainment is from 7-10 pm.

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Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!

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GULFPOR,-In just 46 weeks, Gulfport will
SUL Pcelebrate the centennial of its incorpora-
SO R T tion, October 12, 1910. We'll be remind-
POLICE H EADQUARTERS ing you every week with an interesting
old photograph from the collection of the
& CITY COURT Historical Museum. See if you can iden-
tify the people, places, and above all the
decade of each picture as it comes along.
Gl Fp To make it a little bit of a challenge, we
won't publish the correct caption until the
Sw following week.
7 C Last week's picture, taken in March
S1934, shows the Casino construction well
underway. A sign to the left designates
it as a CWA (Civil Works Administra-
tion) project. The CWA was about to be
disbanded, and so work on the Casino
stopped until FERA (the Federal Emer-
gency Relief Act) took over projects in
progress a few months later.
Gulfport had its first lady police officer a very long time ago. Who was she,
and when did she serve? Answer next week.
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Gabber November 26 December 2, 2009

Sixth Annual Chanukah
Join Chabad in a public display
of unity at this exciting "Fire on
Ice" Menorah Lighting Ceremony
at South Straub Park. The event
will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday,
December 13 and admission is free.
Bring your children and make this
your special Chanukah celebration!
For corporate and individual
sponsorship opportunities, please
contact the office.
Featured will be a giant 8-foot
Menorah carved out of a huge block of
ice keeping up the tradition that the
Chabad Jewish Center has become
known for original andfun structures
for the menorah that can actually be
kindled! Other exciting facets to the
event include a Bohemian Fire show
featuring fire juggling, fire eating,
and fire dancing, a hands-on olive oil
press, face painting, hot latkes, fresh
homemade donuts, music, crafts and
For more information, contact
the Chabad Jewish Center of
S. Petersburg at (727)344-4900 or

Pink Panther Auditions
Auditions for "The Pink Panther
Strikes Again" are scheduled 6:30
p.m. Sunday and Monday, December
13 and 14, to be produced by Island
Community Theatre in February
Inspector Jacques Clouseau (a role
originally created by Peter Sellers)
fights for the future of all mankind in
the greatest caper of his brilliant and
utterly clumsy career. Former boss
Paul Dreyfus has gone off the deep
end, and is holding a mad scientist
and his lovely daughter hostage as
part of a nefarious scheme. A wild
assortment of assassins and the
dreaded Doomsday machine complete
this comedic romp by William
Gleason, based on the film by Blake
Edwards and Frank Waldman.
Needed are seven males and seven
females ranging in age from 16 to 60s.
Come prepared to move. Readings
will be from the script (contact the
director for sides). Also looking for
crew, including stage manager,
costumes, props, lighting and sound.
(No experience? No problem they'll
train you!)

Gabber November 26 December 2, 2009

Auditions and rehearsals will be
held at 286 107 Avenue in Treasure
Island (the first drive on right after
crossing last bridge onto island; the
green stilt building next to Malyn
Motel.) Leave a message on the Island
Community Theatre hotline for more
information: (727) 430-2328.
"The Pink Panther Strikes Again"
will run for 12 performances
February 4-21, 2010, at the Catherine
Hickman Theater in Gulfport's
Arts District (5501 27 Avenue S.).
Shows at 8 p.m. Thursday through

Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday matinees.
Tickets $15; students $10; two for
$20 Thursdays. Available online at

Bipolar Support Group
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every Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.
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Robbie Daniels and Taylor Reiss look down wind to the next mark. They won the Global
Challenge last Saturday. Reiss is only 14.
By Leigh Clifton

Local Gulfport Yacht Club racer Robbie Daniels andhis 14 year old mate Taylor
Reiss from Panama City won the overall Global Challenge Championship last
week, as GYC and the City of Gulfport sponsored the international catamaran
race on Gulfport Beach. Despite a bit of rough weather courtesy of Tropical
Storm Ida, the 40 racing participants enjoyed some of the best sailing around.
The race was highly competitive, featuring US Sailing Association Multi-Hull
Champion John Casey and Viper 16 designer Greg Goodall as just two of the
star quality sailors competing for the Global Challenge trophy. Billed as an
international race, the last turns around the yellow racing buoys nonetheless
belonged to GYC local Daniels and Panama City's Reiss, with Casey and
Dalton Tebo finishing second. Greg Goodall of Australia and his mate Kelly
Kreuger from Iowa finished third. In all GYC had four finishers in the top ten.
Bob Feckner of GYC said that his club could not be more pleased.
"All week long, racers talked about how great it was to race in Gulfport.
Everyone was just amazed at the hospitality, the accommodations the City
had for us and the high quality of racing," Feckner said. "We had five days of
great wind; almost too much at times from the storm and there were several
broken masts and halyards breaking. It was challenging but exciting."
GYC was also fortunate to have as the Principal Race Officer Paul Ulibarri,
who designed and set the race courses out on the water. Ulibarri is a racing
guru and is the top Race Officer of catamarans in the world. He also ran the
last four Olympic Cat races.
"His presence here added a lot of prestige to our event," Feckner said. He is
respected the world over. And on behalf of myself and GYC, we really want to
thank the City of Gulfport for their commitment to Catamaran racing and for
all their help in putting together this prestigious event."
In addition to the Viper 16, other multi-hull designs included Blades and
Falcons, designed by Matt MacDonald, of Merritt Island, Florida and the Hans
Geissler-designed G-Cat rounded out the field.


Gulfport Offers
Boating Amenities
Submitted by Daniel Hodge
Gulfport, Florida offers many
amenities that fit the needs of boating
enthusiasts. Situated on Boca Ciega
Bay it offers a protected basin from
the Gulf of Mexico. Several World
class racing regattas have utilized
the launch conditions from the
beach with wide stretches of open
waterfront for racing. Most recently,
the Formula 16 Global Challenge
was hosted by the Gulfport Yacht
Club, November 10-14.
The City Council just approved that
the 15 guest slips at the Gulfport
Municipal Marina allow dockage for
up to a two-week period of stay. This
Marina is fully equipped to handle the
requirements of distance sailors and
is only blocks away from a vibrant
downtown with shops, restaurants
and services. Local businesses also
provide a full compliment of marine
The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
supplies complimentary boater
packets with helpful information on
where to find services.
For day trippers, at the rear of the
historic Gulfport Casino, there is
ample free dockage for dinghies to
large vessels for up to eight hours,
and within walking distance to
the waterfront village of shops,
restaurants and night spots.
The Boca Ciega Yacht Club has often
worked in conjunction with other
clubs to form raft-ups just off the
coast. Gulfport Beach has pavilions
and other amenities for group
events. Weekly, monthly and annual
events, festivals and Art Walks are
a hallmark of Gulfport's quirky and
entertaining "Old Florida" charm.
From an individual sailor to groups
looking for new places to explore,
Gulfport is an inviting host for
boaters. With three Yacht Clubs
within its city limits: Pasadena Yacht
and Country Club, Gulfport Yacht
Club and the Boca Ciega Yacht Club
there is representation for all types
of watercrafts.
For more information on what
Gulfport offers, contact Dennis Frain,
Harbormaster, 727-893-1000 or go to
www.exploregulfport.com and www.

Gabber November 26 December 2, 2009

Calling Arts and
Crafts Vendors
The Circle of Churches arts
and crafts sale on December 5 at
St. Bede's Episcopal Church is
looking for vendors to display their
handmade items. Cost is $20 per
vendor. The sale is from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. inside the parish hall of
St. Bede's, 2500 16 Street N. in
St. Petersburg. Breakfast and lunch
will be available. Jewelry, pendants,
baked goods, handcrafted items and
much more will be for sale. Those
wanting to participate should contact
Nancy Morgan at 727-526-8879 or by
email at Fla55Morgans@aol.com.

Corey Avenue Sunday
Market Returns
The Corey Avenue Sunday
"European Style" Market is back and
boasts new hours this season: 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Corey Avenue is blocked
between Blind Pass Rd. and Boca
Ciega Dr. featuring over 35 local
vendors. Many Corey merchants
and restaurants are open during the
market offering relaxed dining and
shopping pleasures while live music
is being played for your listening
enjoyment. Plenty of free parking
and all within walking distance.
Corey Avenue is located just off
Gulf Blvd. between 73rd and 75th
Avenues. Free admission. Visitwww.
coreyave.com or www.suntanart.org,
or call 727-498-8778.

USCG Safe Boating
Classes in Gulfport
Boating Skills and Seamanship
is a 13-week course offered every
Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at US
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16
located at 3120 Miriam Street S. in
Gulfport. Lessons include a 400-page
manual and a class covering basic
charting in local waters. For the $40
fee you also are awarded a certificate
at the end of the course and a chance
to learn everything you need to know
to feel secure on the water.
You may start any Thursday.
Course completion may help with
insurance discounts. Call 727-686-
6940 for more information or leave a
message at 321-4455.

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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during the
past week.
Friday 11/13
5100 BIk 11th Ave. S.- Suspicious Ve-
4900 BIk 13th Ave. S.- Animal Com-
5900 BIk 19th Ave. S.- Civil Matter.
5300 BIk 21st. Ave. S.- Civil Matter.
5200 BIk Tangerine Ave. S.- Animal
2400 BIk 53rd St. S.- Civil Matter.
2600 BIk 56th St. S.- Criminal Mischief.
1400 BIk 58th St. S.- DUI.
6100 BIk 8th Ave. S.- Animal Com-
5500 BIk Shore Blvd. S.- Noise Com-
Saturday 11/14
2700 BIk 49th St. S.- Theft.
1700 BIk 53rd St. S.- Code Violation.
5500 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.- Suspicious
3100 BIk Beach Blvd. S.- Open Door/
5500 BIk 27th Ave. S.- Trouble with In-
Sunday 11/15
Throwing Deadly Missile- 5100 BIk
24th Ave. S.
Vessel Stop- Water Front.
Noise Complaint- 2600 BIk 47th St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 1500 BIk Gray St. S.
Noise Complaint- Beach Front.
Drunk Person- 5400 BIk 28th Ave. S.

Crime Awareness Meeting
The next Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention Meeting will be held
on Monday, December 14 at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center located at
1617 49 Street S. They have a lot of new neighborhood groups that have
started and that was one of their goals. This meeting is citywide so all
can share.
In the spirit of safety for the holiday season, they will be discussing holi-
day shopping safety and holiday gift safety.
They encourage everyone to attend and participate. For more informa-
tion, contact Jeri Reed at 727-548-5566 days and 727-327-3509 evenings
or at Jrvolunteer@aol.com.

Trouble with Individual- 1600 BIk 58th
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5700 BIk 16th
Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 5200 BIk 8th Ave.
Prowler- 1300 BIk 59th St. S.
Monday 11/16
Theft- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 5100 BIk Preston
Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 3200 BIk 58th St. S.
Stolen Vehicle(Attempted)- 1400 BIk
49th St. S.
Trespasser- 1600 BIk 54th St. S.
Lost or Stolen Tag- 4600 BIk 29th Ave.
Theft- 2700 BIk Kipps Colony Dr. S.
Trouble with Individual- 4800 BIk 26th
Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 5400 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2000 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Noise Complaint- 2600 BIk 54th St. S.
Tuesday 11/17
Arrest on Warrant- Trail Spur.
Animal Complaint- Trail Spur.
Theft- 5900 BIk Pelican Bay PIz.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk 17th
Ave. S.

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Animal Complaint- 1500 BIk 55th St.
Noise Complaint- 2500 BIk Beach Blvd.
Theft- 6000 Pasadena Pt. Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Domestic Battery- 5000 BIk 29th Ave.
DUI Investigation- 2700 BIk 52nd St.
Wednesday 11/18
Animal Complaint- 700 Blk 58th St. S.
Truant- 5000 Blk 54th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1600 BIk 54th
St. S.
Theft- 2000 BIk 52nd St. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 2800 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 6300 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5800 BIk 9th
Ave. S.
Soliciting- 2000 BIk 49th St. S.
Theft- 5200 BIk 28th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 700 Blk 59th St. S.
Drunk Driver- Beach Parking.
Animal Complaint- 5500 BIk 19th Ave.
Thursday 11/19
Noise Complaint- 5100 BIk Preston
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Animal Complaint- 700 Blk 59th St. S.
Soliciting- 5100 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Vessel Stop- Boca Ciega Bay.
Trouble with Individual- 1200 BIk 58th
St. S
Recovered Stolen Vehicle- 5200 BIk
15th Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 4900 BIk 29th Ave.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk 29th
Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- Wood Ibis Park.
Suspicious Person- 5500 BIk 27th Ave.
Animal Complaint- 2400 BIk Premier
Dr. S.
Noise Complaint- 2600 BIk 54th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 2200 BIk Beach

Gabber November 26 December 2, 2009

BPW Breaks Ground
on Scholarship House
Seventeen deserving young women
will soon be going to college at
St. Petersburg College enjoying
affordable housing thanks to a group
of state and local businesswomen.
The Educational Foundation of
the Florida Federation of Business
and Professional Women's Clubs,
Incorporated (BPW) and Business
and Professional Women St.
Petersburg/Pinellas in cooperation
with St. Petersburg College (SPC)
and the St. Petersburg College
Foundation broke ground on Friday,
November 20 for the Helen K. Leslie
BPW Scholarship House at 7001
Burlington Avenue N. on the SPC
Gibbs campus.
The Helen K. Leslie house is named
for a BPW past national president
and local businesswoman who is
also a SPC board member. It will
house female students who have
demonstrated a financial need and a
history of academic and community
Projections are that the 5,000
square foot, $700,000, two story
facility, will be completed in 2010.
The house will include rooms with
closets, a bathroom for every four
women, a communal kitchen and
living area and a laundry room. It
will be completely furnished and
BPW is even trying to provide
bicycles for each of the students.
Susan Reiter, SPC Vice President of
facilities planning and institutional
services said that this was the first
on-campus student housing at SPC
and she added, "We are completing
Phase 1 Development and expect
construction to begin after the first
of the year. Our goal is to have
the house completed by August of
This scholarship house will be the
fourth BPW scholarship house in
the state. Other such facilities are
at FSU, FAU and UCF. For more
information about the scholarship
house or to donate to BPW
scholarship houses in Florida visit

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Holiday Luncheon
at Woman's Club
The GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd NE, will
hold their annual Holiday Luncheon
on Friday, December 11 at 12 noon.
Cost of luncheon is $20. Reservations
required. Please call Phyllis Powell
at 345-2862. Guests are welcome.
GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club has been serving the
community since 1913. In
November, their clubhouse, which
is on the State & National Historic
Registry, celebrated 80 years since
its construction at the beautiful
waterfront site on Coffee Pot Bayou.
In November they also sent 36 boxes
of items collected by club members
to the men and women serving in
the 37th Engineering Battalion in
Iraq, under the leadership of local
Florida boy Captain Dane Hanson.
For more information on monthly
meetings, diverse activities including
arts and craft projects, monthly
excursions, book discussions, weekly
sewing and card games or rental
information of their clubhouse,
please call 822-4982. Guests are
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Gulf Beach Masonic
Lodge Presents Awards
Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge, located
at 14020 Marguerite Dr., Madeira
Beach, presented awards this week
to two of its members. Brother
Charles 'Chuck' Adams, who became
a Freemason in 1969, received his
40 year certificate and pin and
Brother Ed Pinkham, who became a
Freemason in 1949, was presented
his 60 year certificate and pin. The
presentations were made in the
presence of 35 members by Brother
Tom Willmot, Senior Warden, on
behalf of the Worshipful Master,
Shawn Rae.
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organization for men ages 18 and older
which provides an outlet for good men
to be a part of an organization which
is charitable, brotherly and morally
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Gabber November 26 December 2, 2009

O'Reilly "Respectfully Declines" Gulfport City Manager Position

What Council Said About the Contract
In order of comment, here's what council
initially said about the revised contract.

"I'm a little embarrassed right now because I do not have that docu-
ment here."-Sam Henderson, who said he was on vacation since the last
meeting and didn't have a copy of the contract in front of him.
"If he says it to you he means it and it gets done. I think that if we lose
this opportunity to take on this very worthy person that we're going
to spend a lot of money. We know it's going to cost us $30,000 right off
the get-go for a headhunter to go out and find us a new city manager.
And then we've got to pay the expenses for those chosen people to come
here and be interviewed. And then if we choose one of these people
from out of town we will be paying their moving expenses, which will
be a considerable amount of money. I think we're fighting over nick-
els and dimes. Maybe the bird in hand is better than what's in the
bush. I do not think six months is adequate."- Bob Worthington

"I think six months according to what city managers gets is ade-
quate... What I would not like to see in here is that it takes a superm-
ajority to terminate employment... I'd like to see some of the salary
based on performance."-Michele King

"I think the biggest single question is the severance pay and I'm com-
fortable with anything between six months and a year... I think we
just need to know which way Jim is thinking."-Judy Ryerson

"I find that within the six months and the one year is very fair as
presented by councilmember Henderson with the six months and the
accrued not to exceed one year. I find it very unlikely that he would
cross the line."-Mike Yakes

Continued from from page
no performance-related complaints
would it take a vote of four coun-
cilmembers to fire the city manager.
Residents Margarete Tober and Al
Davis spoke in favor of giving O'Reilly
two year's pay as severance.
"I think (council) should review what
happens when someone falls in disfa-
vor with these folks. I think there is
a history in this town of at least one
person going to the city manager and
using intimidation. I have no faith in
this board acting as individuals after
the next election," Davis said.
Council ultimately made a motion
to offer O'Reilly one year's sever-
ance. Vice-Mayor Bob Worthington
made the motion and Judy Ryerson
seconded it.

"I still think this should be a six-
month severance with an escalation
up to one year," Council woman Mi-
chele King said. Mayor Yakes said
that he didn't believe the city would
ever have to address the issue with
At this point O'Reilly said he re-
spectfully declined. Yakes said he
wished to continue the negotiations,
but O'Reilly said he wanted to put a
stop to them.
"I don't believe that would be in the
benefit of the city. I believe at this
point we should just move forward,"
he told council.
At least two other council members
expressed their disappointment.
Worthington, who made the motion
to offer O'Reilly one year's severance,
took the motion off the table.

"I'll withdraw the motion... reluc-
tantly," he said. After a few seconds
of silence, Salzman reminded council
they needed a second to withdraw
the motion.
"Against my better judgment I'll
withdraw," Ryerson said.
O'Reilly then told council he would
contact the two search firms that
sent in proposals to help Gulfport
find a city manager.
"I also haven't received an adjust-
ment to my base salary since Janu-
ary 2008," he told council. He makes
roughly $103,000 and has not re-
ceived a merit increase or a cost of
living adjustment in almost two
years, although other city employees
had gotten such increases. He told
council he would not request the in-
crease retroactively.
Once the city finds a city manager
O'Reilly expects to return to his posi-
tion as Leisure Services Director.
"I've been blessed I had the chance
to lead the city for 18 months,"
O'Reilly said after the meeting ad-
journed. With a big smile on his face,
he talked about his return to Leisure
"I think it's the greatest thing in the
world. I look forward to going back".

Two firms will present their qualifica-
tions and proposals to help Gulfport find
a new city manager at the December 1
council meeting. Colin Baenziger and
Associates wants $22,000 to conduct
the search and Waters-Oldani wants

You can contact Cathy Salustri at

Editor's update: Late Tuesday
afternoon Mayor Mike Yakes called
a special council meeting to try
again to create a contract both the
city council and O'Reilly can agree
upon. The meeting will take place at
11:30 a.m. on Monday, November 30
in council chambers.

Gabber November 26 December 2, 2009 45

SI BBy Cathy SalustriW

When I was little I really be-
lieved that Thanksgiving
was about the pilgrims and
the Indians (that was back when you
could call them Indians and school-
children didn't learn about the small-
pox blankets and the STDs the Euro-
peans gave them) and that they sat
down at a picnic table and ate corn
and turkey.
I hate turkey. Always have. It's a
nothing bird; it tastes like nothing
until you jam it full of stuffing and
smother it in jellied cranberries and
yams and potatoes. That's exactly
how I felt about Thanksgiving, too:
it was a nothing holiday, a false cele-
bration of an imaginary kinship when
what we were really celebrating was
the beginning of the end of hundreds
of cultures.
Of course, my granola-sucking, tree-
hugging, self-righteous take on the
holiday changed when I realized that
it may be a sham of a holiday and the
ultimate spin on a series of horrific
events, but there isn't anything in-
trinsically wrong with giving thanks.
I really don't see the point of say-
ing things like "I'm thankful for my
health" or "I'm thankful for my fam-
ily." That sort of "giving thanks"
makes me want to throw up, because,

well, of course I'm thankful for my
health and while I love my family, to
be honest some days I want to choke
them. Just a little bit. Plus, if I need
to set aside one day a year to let them
know I'm thankful for them, I'm do-
ing a pretty crappy job the rest of the
The things I'm really thankful for,
the things that I think about every
year on this day, are all the bad deci-
sions I've made. I'm not talking about
the little bad decisions, like eating
sushi at a bowling alley buffet or for-
getting to pack a tent for a camping
trip. I'm talking about the types of de-
cisions that were so cosmic in nature
that they spun my life in an entirely
new direction each time I made one.
I am the queen of bad decisions. My
life between the ages of 20 and, oh, 35
or so could read as "The Complete Id-
iot's Guide of What Not To Do." That
is what I'm thankful for.
These bad decisions may actually be
the best decisions I've made, because
they served as the stepping stones to
get me where I am.
I am thankful I got married too
young and too stupid to know bet-
ter because otherwise I would never
have done it and I would never have
known it wasn't for me. I'm delirious-

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ly happy, too, that I married a man
who cheated on me with, among oth-
ers, my best friend. If he had been a
better husband I would have not left
a marriage I had no business being in
in the first place.
I am thankful that I fell in love
with the "wrong" man who showed
me that there was more to life than
a quietly desperate existence where
you do what people expect of you, be-
cause even though he broke my heart
I learned what it meant to love some-
body. I am thrilled that I chose him
over friends who abandoned me when
I fell in love with that man, because
it showed me who I could count on
and who was just window dressing.
I cannot ever thank my old boss
enough for making my work life so
incredibly miserable. If she hadn't
pushed me to the breaking point I
would probably still be there, writ-
ing press releases about household
chemicals and wanting to hang my-
self with my pantyhose.
I am thankful that I quit that job in
what I call a "fit of self respect" even
though I had no backup plan or sav-
ings account, because it made me fig-
ure out how to survive as a freelance
writer. If I'd thought it out and had
a plan I would have gone right into
another nine-to-five job and I'd never
have found the courage to live the life
I dreamed about.
It was, it turns out, a good decision
to turn down the $50,000 a year job
writing about car audio components
and take a part-time job working as
boat crew. The good job would have
meant giving up almost everything
I love about my life and the boats...
well, I'm not making anywhere close
to $50,000, but I'm not making it on
a sailboat.
Moving in with an ex-boyfriend when
things got rough in my own neighbor-
hood? Hee. Even I don't know what I
was thinking. However, it did settle
some issues permanently and allow
me to move on.
More than anything, I'm thankful
for where I am and who is in my life.
And I'm thankful I had the courage
to make those bad decisions, because
they are the ones that led me to the
life I love. I am thankful, as Douglas
Adams said, that "I may not have
gone where I intended to go, but I
think I have ended up where I need-
ed to be."

Gabber November 26 December 2, 2009

Pink Flamingo Tour
Home Search
The Pink Flamingo Home Tour date
has been set for March 13, 2010! The
committee is researching renovated
homes from 1910 to 1950, located in
the Beach Boulevard area and east
and west of Beach Blvd. up to five
blocks. If you have a home that you
would like the committee to consider,
please call Event Coordinator Dolly
Tickell at 727-347-4747 or Actl@

Rescue Group Needs
Foster Homes for Dogs
Florida Doggie Paws Rescue needs
more volunteers and foster homes
for small to medium breed dogs.
Their mission is to responsibly
rescue, spay/neuter, rehabilitate,
foster and find permanent loving
homes for unwanted, abandoned and
abused dogs in the community and
throughout the State of Florida.
There are many advantages to
fostering a dog. Foster homes are
not responsible for any vet bills or
expenses. The rescue will transport
the dog and take care of any
veterinary needs. The rescue has a
trainer available for you to use. In
addition, they act as a support system
that you can call anytime day or
night, if you have questions about
the dog's behavior, health, etc... You
are not alone! But the best reason of
all to foster is the reward of knowing
that you saved a life.
Please fill out a volunteer application
at www.floridadoggiepaws.com or
call Florida Doggie Paws at 813-
283-1695 and open your heart and
your home to one of these poor dogs
that just needs a place to stay for a
few weeks until they can find their
forever home.
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Hebert Re-elected
Local GOP President
Gail Hebert, long-time civic and
Republican activist was unanimously
re-elected president of the
St. Petersburg Republican Club at
their November meeting. Mrs. Hebert

Gabber November 26 December 2, 2009

said, "It is my honor to serve and lead
our membership into the crucial 2010
election cycle. I urge all Republicans,
registered or unregistered, to join
with us as we work to elect candidates
who support smaller government and
fiscal responsibility".
Joining Mrs. Hebert as officers for
2010 are: Vice-Presidents, Deborah
Begin, Anna Aycock; Secretary, Bill
Peterson; and Treasurer, Shauvon
The St. Petersburg Republican Club
meets on the second Wednesday of
each month at 7 p.m. in the Piccadilly

Cafeteria, 1900 34 Street N. in
St. Petersburg. For more information,
call Gus Pries at 864-0312.

German Speaking
AA Meeting
There will be a German speaking
Alcoholic Anonymous meeting every
Saturday, from 4-5 p.m. at 7815
Blind Pass Road in St. Pete Beach
(above the coin laundromat). Hope is
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By Robert J. Myers, Esquire
The use of a revocable living trust
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receive the assets of a deceased trust
settlor without requiring formal Pro-
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K. A successor trustee is required
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The Jewish Genealogical Society of
Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot
Boulevard in Clearwater on Sunday,
December 13. Library access and
a social with refreshments begin at
1:30 p.m., and the program starts at
2 p.m.
Theprogramwillinclude a celebration
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of their experience and the success
or failure of their effort. These "show
and tells" will provide insight and
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Beta Sigma Phi
Sunshine City Council will hold
the annual Christmas Brunch on
Saturday, December 5 at Banquet
Masters, 8100 Park Boulevard
in Pinellas Park at 10 a.m. The
committee is planning a fun morning
of celebrating the beginning the of
the season. Members are requested
to bring non perishable food items for
the St. Giles Food Pantry.
Sunshine City Council meeting will
be held on Monday, November 30 at
7:30 p.m. at Dixie Hollins High in the
ROTC Room.
Laureate Epsilon Theta members
were entertained on Saturday,
November 21 by Alpha Delta Gamma
members at the home of Lisa McInnis.
Refreshments of fruit, cheese and
crackers and assorted cookies were
delicious and a real treat. A game of
Chinese Gift Exchange whereby each
person picked a gift to open or could
choose to "steal" something from
someone else was played. After a very
lively exchange, each person ended
up with two gifts each to take home.
Thank you to the sisters of Alpha
Delta Gamma for a fun afternoon.
Laureate Epsilon Theta members
will have their regular holiday
meeting on Wednesday, December
9 at the home of Joyce Keller at 7
p.m. The executive board will meet
on Tuesday, December 1 at the Olive
Garden Restaurant in Pinellas Park
at 7 p.m. Donna Smith is the hostess.
The Couples Christmas Dinner will
be held on December 12 at the home
of Sharon and Roger Ingram. Val
Rankin and Sharon Ingram are the
For more information contact
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The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg
Suncoast meets every Tuesday at
noon, at Gigi's Restaurant, located at
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Shopping Center). They encourage
those interested in becoming
members to attend as welcomed
Upcoming programs include
Lori Knox from Suncoast Hospice,
Richard Clarke from the city of St.
Petersburg and the city's Recycling
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include Gulfport Food Bank,
celebrating arts locally at the Morean
Arts Center and so much more.
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Florida's Long-Term Care
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Hickman Theater Hosts

Artist Stephen Schatz

By Leigh Clifton

In the continuing se-
ries of artist openings
sponsored by City of
Imagination, the Cath-
erine Hickman Theatre
is hosting artist Stephen
Schatz this month. His
colorful, vibrant paint-
ings represent an emo-
tional connection to his
r subjects that few artists
capture. His portraits
Share of real-life people;
some he knows, some he
just stopped on the street, asking them to sit for him. All of the portraits have
deep, searing eyes that seem to follow one around the room and the vivid oils
with which he paints are often layered, and then removed until the artist is
happy that he has captured the structure of his subject. The paintings can take
him weeks; some take him hours.
"It all depends on how I relate to the subject," he said. nl 1 art is a constant
state of construction and deconstruction. I have to be attune at the time; I
can't just sit down and think of what I want to paint. I attempt to capture
the structure that's in front of me. Any emotional content is not a conscious
thought. It's like a visceral reaction to what I see. I paint until I see the same
thing in the painting that I see from the subject."
Schatz' use of bold, vivid colors also comes from his subconscious.
"I have no literary explanation of why I use the colors I use. They just emerge
from differing and conflicting emotions. I find that most portraits are empty; I
want my art to be much more than that. I want you to really see my subject."
While Schatz may not think his portraiture is emotional, it often evokes a
wide range of emotions from the viewer. The use of such bright colors and
intense eyes coupled with the interesting textures left when he has added and
taken away the paint makes an instant impact on the observer; one is drawn
into the story of the painting, even if there isn't one.
Schatz studied in France for a year, going to different academies, dropping in
on their classes, much like an auditor.
"That gave me a lot of freedom," Schatz explained. "It also exposed me to a lot
of different styles."
Schatz is from Albany, Georgia and earned his Masters in Painting from
Florida State. He is currently also an Online Adjunct Instructor with St. Pete
College, teaching Art History and History Appreciation. He said that teaching
online actually gives him more time for his students, rather than the typical
classroom venue.
"Online teaching lets me have the one on one time with a student that you just
can't get in a larger, class setting. I'm always accessible instantly via email and
the students can use the internet to look at the art we are discussing and see
it better than a textbook. I really enjoy that."
Because Schatz teaches online, he never gets to see or meet his students. At
the reception for his gallery opening, he was approached by several people,
who turned out to be some of those students he teaches. They came to see
his work and meet the teacher who opened their eyes to the art of the world.
Funny enough, once he met them, he recognized them by their personalities
and stories. Joshua Stone is a high school student who is taking Schatz'
online course. His parents came to the gallery opening to thank Schatz for the
wonderful impact the course has had on their son.
Stephen Schatz' art will hang at the Hickman Theatre until November

St. Petersburg
Writers Club
The Club meets on the first and
third Thursday of each month at
6:30 p.m. at the West St. Petersburg
Library, Eighth Avenue and 67th
Street N., adjacent to St. Petersburg
College. Anyone interested in writing,
whether a seasoned professional or a
beginner is welcome to attend.
The purpose of the St. Petersburg
Writers' Club is to encourage every
member to write more effectively
and to be published appropriately.
Most of the reading time is devoted
to members' reading from their
works-in-progress and hearing other
members' critiques.
Membership is open to writers of all
ages and all levels of writing skills,
working in any literary genre. Dues
are $10 per year.
Guests and new members are always
welcome. For more information, call
Marthat Dupes at 736-3355 or Pat
First at 397-8833.

St. Pete Beach
Community Club
The St. Pete Beach Community
begins its 70th year of service this
year and is always looking for new
members to continue their charitable
work. Founded in 1939, the club has
grown and evolved into a position to
give financial support to such projects
as the Summer Recreational Program
and scholarships for children to
the rec center, Elementary School
Discretionary Fund, Gulf Beach
Historical Museum, fire and police
departments, stuffed toys to be given
to children in times of crisis, library,
CASA, Hospice, Goodwill, Salvation
Army, Free Clinic, Happy Workers
Day Care and many other projects.
You do not have to be a St. Pete
Beach resident year-round to become
a member. The club meets September
through June on every third Tuesday
of the month at noon. Call Elain
Ghormley at 384-8017.

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Gulfport Sea Scouts Host Florida Regatta

Photo by leigh Clifton
Members of Sea Scouts administer emergency first aid to a "victim", using only the items one
might find on a boat; scarfs, towels, rope, etc. The kids are timed and checked for accuracy

opened up their large sail boats to
provide lodging for the 80 scouts and
their adult advisors. One member
commented that this is like offering
the keys to your house to a group
of teens who you don't know, and
won't meet. But he went on to say
that "in fact the members do know
one very important thing about this
group of young Americans. They
are disciplined kids who believe
that accepting responsibility is a life
Another member commented, "When
they take their gear out of my boat
on Sunday they will leave it cleaner
than I ever do."


By Tony Angel

Last weekend the Gulfport Sea Scout
Ship 915 teamed up with The Eckerd
College Scout Ship 912 to hold the
second annual "Cat's Point Regatta"
for West Florida Land and Sea High
School "Venture Scouts." The event
was praised by leaders and scouts for
the imaginative creation events that
mentally and physically challenged
the teams of young men and women
who traveled from all over Florida to
compete at Boca Ciega Yacht Club.
There were spirited sail boat races
on Boca Ciega Bay in 18 mph winds
and other activities included marine
geocashing and timed and scored
navigational problems on shore. In
one event each team of 4 kids was
challenged to raise an 800 lb tank of
water 10 feet in less than 4 minutes
utilizing a mixed up pile of pulleys
and line which had to be untangled
and set to gain the purchase.
The members of Gulfport Yacht
Club teamed up to provide the scouts
with exciting sailing on their highly
competitive multi hull sailboats
on both days of the weekend. As
she hopped off of a ride Ms. Jenna
Donnley from Orlando summed up
the experience in the same words of
many others, "That was like, what a
Gabber November 26 December 2, 2009

After a long Saturday that started
at 7 a.m. the kids "chilled" and
chatted by the fire until 10 p.m. to
the sound of a Sea Scout Band. When
"lights out" was called there were no
complaints because the first event on
Sunday started at 8 a.m.
Our local Sea Scouts did well in the
overall awards. Eckerd College, "Ship
912" took first place and Gulfport
"Ship 915" took second.
Three weeks earlier the Gulfport
Boatswain (Youth Leader) Krista
Chapin, and the Boatswain's Mate,
Karissa Kasper traveled south to the
US Sailing Center in Jensen Beach,
Florida as a sailing team to compete
in the Southern Regional trials for the
bi-annual World Sea Scout Regatta
known as the "Koch Cup".
Our young women were successful
and they will represent BSA South
East scouts next August in 5 days
of demanding sail boat racing at the
US Coast Guard Academy. They
will board at the Academy and sail
against teens from all over the world.
Ms. Chapin expects to earn a position
on the USF sailing team soon.
Youth sailing events like the Cat's
Point require one adult for each
2 teens to provide a safe program
and that requirement was met by
Eckert College and Boca Ciega Yacht
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First Unity Presents
Christmas Musical
First Unity Church will present
"A Baby Changes Everything,"
a musical drama that brings the
biblical Christmas story into a bold
and unique contemporary focus, on
Friday, December 11 at 7 p.m.
"A Baby Changes Everything" tells
the story of three individuals in the
tinyvillage ofBethlehem. They almost
sleep through the first Christmas
night until they are awakened in
time to experience the life-changing
miracle in a manger. Featuring a
spectacular arrangement of the title
song, made popular by Faith Hill, the
musical mixes new theatrical songs
with beloved songs of the season,
presented by First Unity Choir and
Childcare will be provided, and
a love offering will be taken. This
event is the Creative Arts Ministry's
major fundraiser of the year, with all
proceeds benefiting First Unity.
First Unity Church is located at 460
46 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. For
more information, call 527-2222 or
visit www.firstunity.org.

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Iruman capote's A nfristmas story is
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By Cathy Salustri
American Stage continues its
After Hours series with a holiday
show this week: A Truman Capote
Christmas. While Stephen Ray
does a phenomenal job with this
one-man show, theatergoers should
be warned that this heart-rending
show doesn't send you home from the
theatre feeling ready to decorate the
Christmas tree.
InA Truman Capote Christmas, Ray
plays an older Capote who tells the
story of traveling from his Alabama
childhood home to spend Christmas
with a father he's never met. This
holiday takes Capote far from the
only family he's ever known, both

in terms of distance and experience.
Ray, who plays Capote, talks about
the fear of being far away from home
with a stranger on Christmas, but
he also remembers the unpleasant
discoveries he made about his father
during that visit.
During the 40-minute show Ray
takes the audience through a gamut
of emotions, from joy to sadness.
His performance lacked nothing and
he put forth a flawless portrayal of
a grown man remembering things
through a child's eyes. Supported
onstage only by the three-person
group Not From Texas, Ray carries
the storyline clearly from start to
Despite the show's lack of elves,
reindeer, and holiday cheer, A
Truman Capote Christmas is still a
Christmas show. Ray and Not From
Texas present elements of a recurring
holiday theme, one involving love,
Santa Claus, and family. Ray's talent
shines onstage, as does the talent of
Not From Texas. A Truman Capote
Christmas may not be a traditional
Christmas show, but Ray makes it
one worth seeing.
A Truman Capote Christmas runs
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
nights at 9:30 and at 6 p.m. Sunday
evening. Call 823-PLAY or visit
AmericanStage.org for tickets. All
tickets for this show are "pay what
you can.

Cathy Salustri works as a stage
manager for professional theatre
companies in the Tampa Bay Area.
You can contact her about this review
at CathySalustri@TheGabber.com.

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By Cathy Salustri
If you walked into Needles and Knobs Late Night Knit Saturday night you
wouldn't have seen a circle of grandmothers talking about their latest cookie
project. You also wouldn't have seen a bunch of expectant mothers making
baby booties.
What you would have seen was a group of women, one man, and two small
dogs-none of whom could have been much past 50-working on sweaters,
hats, blankets, and dog sweaters.
Knitting, once reserved for the retirement crowd, has gained popularity with
younger generations as well. Needles and Knobs owner Audrey Dantowitz
says that she has customers as young as ten years old.
"There's a lot of schools that have knitting groups," she says. She also credits
knitting's popularity with people's connection to their past. "I think it's just
that people remember their parents and their grandparents used to do it and
now want to do it."
Twice a year Needles and Knobs hosts a free Late-Night knit. Knitters bring
a canned good for charity, food to share, and a knitting project. Last week's
knit lasted until 2 a.m.; the shop will host another knit in April.
Can't wait until April? The couches and chairs in Needles and Knobs are open
to anyone and their small, well-behaved dogs. While the shop has knitting
classes and yarn, knitters can bring their own projects and ask Dantowitz or
fellow knitters for help.

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The American Association of Safety
Councils and the Suncoast Safety
Council are issuing a warning about
the dangers of driving while drowsy.
A U.S. Dept. of Transportation poll
says that 37% of the driving popula-
tion says they have nodded off for at
least a moment or fallen asleep while
driving at some time in their life. Ac-
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If you are about to fall asleep you
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Meals on Wheels
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Volunteers are needed to deliver hot,
nutritious meals to the homebound
throughout Pinellas County.
Volunteering for the Neighborly
Meals on Wheels program is a hands-
on, front line experience. If you have
11/ hours midday to help in your
own neighborhood, you could help
improve someone's life and make a
real difference in this critical area
of need. Meals are picked up at a
site near you and delivered to the
homebound in your area (maps and
directions are provided).
Many Pinellas County seniors are
living alone, too poor to buy food,
or too frail to shop and cook for
themselves. And the need is growing
every day. Do someone else a favor
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Neighborly needs compassionate,
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with lonely, isolated seniors. Please
call Pat Hazell at 727-573-9444, ext.
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Holiday Dangers to Pets
Holidays can create special dangers
for your pets. Each year during the
various holiday seasons, thousands
of pets are seriously injured and/or
become deathly ill. Here are some
holiday safety tips for pets.
Hang your treasured ornaments
higher on the Christmas tree. Use
wooden, medal, resin-cast or the like
on the lower branches in case curious
little paws want to play with bright
and colorful ornaments. Tinsel isn't
toxic, but if ingested, intestinal ob-
struction and choking are potential
problems...please don't use.
All other decorations should be
carefully placed so that the pets can't
pull or scratch off any small pieces to
Supervise all candles pets are
attracted to the bright "lights" in a
darkened room. Not only could they
receive serious burns, but they could
knock the candles over, spilling hot
wax onto furniture and carpeting.
Don't leave candles unattended for
their sake and for the obvious fire
Don't leave the candies out most
animals love the sweet taste, espe-
cially chocolate. Chocolate is often
fatal to animals, especially cats, if
consumed in a large quanity and/or
over a period of time.
Bones are dangerous! Please, please
don't feed your pets bones, especially
poultry bones. Poultry bones splin-
ter easily each year thousands of
pets are treated for consumption of
splintered bones, causing pain and
sometimes death.
Other holiday treats, alcoholic bev-
erages, rich, fatty food scraps and
bones can be harmful or toxic to
pets. Keep your pet on his regular
diet and caution visitors against giv-
ing your pet "special treats.
New Year's brings other pet haz-
ards such as fun noise-makers and
confetti which can very easily pose a
serious threat to your pets' sense of
well-being and health. Noise-makers
can frighten your pet causing the pet
to bolt out an open door window, or
leap to a percarious area in search
of safety. Confetti can be ingested,
wreaking havoc to the digestive
Please do not give any animal or
any pet as a Christmas gift.

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much does it cost to list equipment on this web site, why does staff need
council approval, and why can't the city sell trucks and such through con-
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and confiscated items through an online auction. The city pays a percent-
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Asta Grinis, D.D.S.: Compassionate Dentistry

By Cathy Salustri
When Gulfport dentist
Dr. Stephens de-
cided it was time to
sell his practice and retire, he
got pretty fussy about who he
wanted to sell it to.
"He wanted to sell the prac-
tice but he wanted to sell it to
someone who had values in
line with his own and would
treat all his patients with the
same care and respect," Glo-
ria Standish remembers.
Gloria worked for Dr. Ste-
phens before Dr. Asta Grinis
purchased his practice. She
remembers Dr. Stephens tell-
ing her, "I want to wait until
someone nice comes along so
you'll have someone nice to
work for," Gloria remembers.
Eventually Dr. Stephens de-
cided Dr. Grinis could treat

his patients with the respect
and compassion they deserved. Glo-
ria still agrees 12 years later. She
works as Dr. Grinis' dental assis-
tant and office manager. Together,
this dynamic duo takes excellent
care of Dr. Stephens' patients and
a bevy of new ones as well.
Maybe because they're women, or
perhaps because they both have a
giant soft spot, or perhaps just be-
cause they're good at what they do,
but Dr. Grinis has a faithful follow-
ing of clients who come to her for
everything from cleaning to teeth
Dr. Grinis, the daughter of an
Army Reserve medical officer, in-
herited her father's desire to care
for people but says she was drawn
to dentistry because she felt it had
a "mother's edge."
One of Dr. Grinis' specialties
builds on that nurturing instinct:
she and Gloria work well with pa-
tients who are scared of the den-
tist. Everything about her practice
is designed to put people at ease,
from both of their easygoing, calm
demeanors to the soft lavender
As for the time patients spend in
the chair, Gloria and Dr. Grinis do

Dr. Asta Grinis (left) and Gloria Standish (right), her dental assistant and office manager,
have a reputation for compassionate dentistry. Mimi offers moral support.

their best to put patients at ease
then, too. Part of the reason pa-
tients feel so comfortable and wel-
comed is that this twosome works
well together and they both show
their patients the same respect
they show each other.
Dr. Grinis' compassion for all liv-
ing things also comes through when
she talks to her patients. Her tiny
little poodle, Mimi, was rescued
from a breeder. One of Dr. Grinis'
patients rescued Mimi from a lady
who kept her in a cage and planned
to make her into a breeder dog. At
two years, Mimi's still a little shy,
but instead of a life in a cage or in a
shelter somewhere, she spends her
days in the lap of luxury.
Aside from her reputation as a
nurturer in the community, Dr.
Grinis is also known for her skill
with teeth. She says that she sees
her work as a dentist as an artistic
profession, and she also believes
that an effective dentist has cre-
ative skills when it comes to treat-
ing a patient.
Dr. Grinis practices family den-
tistry, which means that she's
comfortable treating patients of all
ages. From time to time Dr. Grinis
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brings the Tooth Fairy (who looks
suspiciously like Gloria) to lo-
cal schools to help allay any fears
young people may have about vis-
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Grinis and the Tooth Fairy show
children what to expect from a visit
to the dentist.
By re-enacting a mock examina-
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make a visit to the dentist less
traumatic for young children. Of
course, they also want to make it
easy on the reticent adult. Their
advice to anyone looking for a den-
"Find a dentist you trust enough
to share your fears with," Dr. Grin-
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Dr. Grinis does all aspects of
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Gabber November 26 December 2, 2009

Beach Theatre: Keeping Local History Alive

By Cathy Salustri

The true mark of a great
movie house is the buttery
stuff in the middle of the
popcorn bag. Most modern
movie theatres make
customers to butter their own
popcorn, robbing patrons of a
complete popcorn experience.
People seeking the complete
popcorn experience-as well
as a traditional moviegoing
one-know about The Beach
Theatre, the last movie house
of its kind in Pinellas County.
Built 70 years ago-the same
year that introduced the
world to classics like Gone
With the Wind, Wuthering
Heights, and The Wizard of
Oz-the Beach Theatre serves
a small but dedicated group
of moviegoers. This diverse
group ranges from the die-
hard Rocky Horror fan to the
soccer mom bringing her kids
to see Flash Gordon to a free
Saturday morning show.
To say that the Beach Theatre
has survived because they
put butter in the middle of
the popcorn bags is somewhat
simplistic, however true. The
Beach Theatre remains not

only as a tribute to history but
a testament that more isn't
always better. Sometimes
better isn't even better.
"Back in 1968, there were
more movie theatres like
this," owner and screenwriter
Michael France says of the
theatres of his youth. France
used to come to the Beach
Theatre as a teenager. "I
liked the fact that it was a
single screen. That mattered
to me, even when I was 15."
The theatre isn't perfect.
Things have aged since the
theatre opened with Dust Be
My Destiny in 1939. Seats
break. The popcorn machine
occasionally goes on the fritz,
and the new projector was a
long time coming.
But that's just the thing:
people don't seem to care
about the seats or the
projector or the times when
they can't get popcorn. No one
complains that they only have
one screen and no children's
playroom or a bevy of video
games in the tiny lobby.
What does seem to matter,
though, is that the theatre is
dedicated to movies rather

than the frills commonly
associated with modern
movieplexes. The Beach
Theatre isn't a movieplex; it's
a movie house.
France, who bought the
Beach Theatre in spring
of 2007, understands the
importance of a movie house.
As a screenwriter (he's
written The Punisher and
Hulk as well as many other
screenplays) he understands
the movie business. Although
he must, as a working
screenwriter, want his films
shown on as many screens
as possible, he doesn't want
as many screens as possible
at the movie house on Corey.
Instead, he wants to keep
the theatre as it stands: a
standalone single screen.
"I was really worried that
nobody would buy it and it
would get torn down and
turned into a restaurant or
bikini shop of something,"
France said. Shortly after
he bought the theatre he
started offering free Saturday
morning kid shows.
"That was something I
remember as a kid that seems
to have gone away," he says.
France looks for sponsors
so he can run movies. His
requirements for movie to run
as the free Saturday morning
show are simple: they must
appeal to kids and the film
must be at least 10 years old.
Although the Beach Theatre
bills these shows as "kids"
shows, the crowds are
often anything but. When
the theatre shows a Ray
Harryhausen or Sinbad, it's
not uncommon to see grown-
ups of all ages in the theatre.
France said owning the
Beach Theatre was the
realization of a dream.
Once he bough the theatre
he realized there was more to
his dream than he thought.
"I figured it would be fun to
own a movie theatre. It was
more work than I thought.
I thought I'd be walking
around and saying 'Whee!
This is the movie we'll be
running this week'," he says,
grinning. 1I:' .il'iu had

to be fixed the year I bought
it, from the plumbing to the
sound system."
Even so, France said he's
glad he owns the theatre. He's
got a small but passionate
staff and a loyal following of
patrons. Every show brings
in different crowds. Just
before Halloween, the theatre
showed the original Night
of the Living Dead. Among
the theatergoers was Stacey
Whitworth, a horror film
junkie. To Whitworth, though,
this movie was special.
When her father first asked
her mother out on a date, he
took her to see Night of the
Living Dead. Her mother,
though, lacked her father's
enthusiasm for zombies and
poor writing and got up and
walked out of the theatre.
Her father was forced to
choose between watching
the rest of this future classic
and going after the love of his
life. Whitworth remembers
hearing this story over and
over while she and her sister
were growing up.
Every time she can catch a
showing, she goes to see the
film. Even though her father
died several years ago, she
can always remember him
when she sits down in a less-
than-perfect chair at the
Beach Theatre and watches
the zombies attack Barbra
and Johnny.
It may not be a Norman
Rockwell memory, but it's the
kind of memory that makes
the Beach Theatre special.
It's one of the many reasons
France keeps the theatre
open despite the problems.
It's why he spends money
on a new projector and tears
up the lobby floor to fix the
plumbing and lets kids watch
free movies on Saturday
It's a type of history not
found in textbooks or taught
in the schools, but in many
ways it matters more. It's
local history, and every day
when France opens the doors
and turns on the projector,
he's keeping it alive.

Gabber November 26 December 2, 2009

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Did you know that volunteers from
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morning telephone call every day
of the week except Sundays and
holidays to make a welfare check
for many Gulfport seniors? They
constantly hear from those they call
who live alone how reassuring it is
to hear that friendly voice on the
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If you are a person who would
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Cynthia at 893-1231. This service is
free to all Gulfport residents.

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Attorney Keith Sanders Handles Bankruptcies with Experience and Sensitivity
By Greg Stem

Guess you could say my motto
is 'been there, done that'," says
I Keith Sanders, from the law
office of Andre Keith Sanders, P.A.
He says that for two reasons. First,
he says his more than 17 years of ex-
perience as an attorney specializing
in handling "literally thousands" of
bankruptcies means that he has dealt
with virtually any kind of problem
or issue that might arise with them.
And, secondly, he had to file a Chap-
ter 13 bankruptcy himself a few years
ago. He says that experience makes
him very sensitive to the kinds of
things people face when making the
difficult decision to file.
"Most attorneys have never been
in a situation where they have been
worried about how to keep the lights
on, but I have been there myself so I
can really relate to what people are
going through," said Sanders. "Plus,
many people are very embarrassed
when they come to me, but I when I
tell them how embarrassing it was for
me to have to stand in front of judges
and colleagues who knew me and go
through the process myself, that usu-
ally helps to put people more at ease
and understand that I have been there
and done that MYSELF."
'You know, in 99 percent of bank-
ruptcy cases the situation is that bad
things happen to good people and then
they have gotten into a bad situation.
They have gone through an expensive
health crisis or a divorce or perhaps
someone has just gotten in over their
head with debt. It's very easy in to-
day's consumer driven society for that
to happen," said Sanders.
Sanders offers a free initial consul-
tation with no set time limit on it. "It
might take 20 minutes or it might
take two hours, it just depends of the
client's individual set of circumstanc-
es," he said. "We can meet at their
home or in my office, we can even so
it over the phone if I they can provide
me with the financial information we
need to discuss their situation." Sand-
ers says that he can often offer other
solutions besides bankruptcy such
as re-negotiating payment schedules
with creditors or reorganizing per-
sonal finances. "For example, I often
have people who can avoid bankrupt-
cy if they just get out from under the
burden of a house they can no longer

afford because of a job loss or some
other situation," he noted.
He moved to the Tampa Bay area
in July 2005 from Atlanta where he
was a partner/owner of Hamilton &
Sanders, LLC a firm specializing in
consumer bankruptcy and real es-
tate closings. The firm regularly filed
between 40-60 bankruptcy cases a
month. Prior to that he worked for
three other major law firms in Atlan-
ta from 1992 to 2003. All three firms
specialized in consumer bankruptcy
cases. He began his career as a staff
attorney for the United States Trust-
ee in Atlanta. He is licensed to prac-
tice law in both Florida and Georgia.
"I like what I do because I feel like I
can help people get a fresh start," said
Sanders. "When you have financial
difficulties it can really affect your
entire life. It has negative implica-
tions on you emotionally and it can
even damage or ruin your personal
relationships. I do try and encourage
people to come see me early on, even
if they are just starting to get behind
in payments or feel they are in over
their head. If you can start working
with an attorney from the very start
it can really reduce your stress level
as I can stop harassing creditor calls.
I can also see if we can work out ar-
rangements that a creditor might not
consider when working directly with
my client."
"Since the initial consultation is
free, you really don't have anything
to lose to meet with me and we can

assess your situation and see how
it might be best for you to proceed.
Bankruptcy can be one solution to
getting back on your feet financially,
but it may not be the best or only so-
lution for you. As an experienced pro-
fessional, I can help you sort through
those issues and see what is right for
you," he noted.
Sanders has held a number of semi-
nars and written professional papers
concerning bankruptcy law in gen-
eral, ECF requirements and new is-
sues. He is a former director of the
Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar
of Georgia.
Outside of the courtroom, Sanders
lives in an unusual home in Gulfport
that was one of the featured prop-
erties in last year's Pink Flamingo
Tour of Homes. It has a tree grow-
ing right up through the floor and
up through the ceiling of his kitchen.
He has three dogs and a cat. When
he was living in Atlanta he was very
involved with helping raise funds for
a number of AIDS service organiza-
tions. He is hoping to get involved
with local charitable groups as soon
as possible.
Keith Sanders, Esq.
The Law Group of Andre Keith
Sanders, P.A.
6702 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

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A Back-Door Plan
to Keep Disabled
Daughter on Medicaid
Q: My husband is turning 66 and
will soon apply for Social Security
retirement benefits. He's scheduled
to get about $2,000 per month. We
have a 35-year-old daughter liv-
ing at home who has been severely
retarded since birth. She currently
gets $900 in monthly SSI payments.
I am 58 years old and have stayed
home all my adult life to care for
our daughter. So, I never worked
to earn my own Social Security.
I have four questions. One: Will our
daughter be eligible for benefits on her
father's Social Security account -- and
how much? Two: Are we required to
apply for those benefits? Three: If so,
will she lose her SSI and her Medicaid
coverage? Four: Am I eligible for any
benefits on my husband's record?
A: Here are the quick answers to
your questions. One: yes. Two: yes.
Three: maybe. Four: maybe. But it
will take the rest of this column to
explain the issues in detail, to clarify
those wishy-washy "maybe" answers
and to offer you a "back door" plan
to keep your daughter on Medicaid.
One: Your daughter is eligible for
a dependent child's benefit on her
father's record. Normally, children's
benefits cannot be paid after age 18.
But the law says a disabled child can
receive benefits, even into adulthood.
And she'll get those benefits for the
rest of her life. She'll be eligible for an
amount equal to one-half of your hus-
band's full Social Security benefit -- in
other words, about $1,000 per month.
Two: Yes, your daughter must ap-
ply for these benefits. Normally, no
one would be forcing you (on behalf
of your daughter) to file for Social
Security benefits, but you said she
is getting Supplemental Security
Income. SSI is a welfare program
that pays a monthly stipend to low
income senior citizens and to disabled
adults and children with limited

means. Because SSI is a welfare pay-
ment, it's supposed to be an income of
last resort. So, the law requires you
(again, on behalf of your daughter)
to file for any other government ben-
efits for which she might be eligible.
Three: You're right. Your daugh-
ter would lose her SSI and possibly
her Medicaid coverage if she gets
Social Security benefits. There is
essentially a dollar for dollar offset
between her Social Security ben-
efits and her SSI payments. When
she starts getting $1,000 per month
from Social Security, she will lose
all of her $900 in SSI payments.
On the one hand, that sounds like
good news. Your daughter is com-
ing out $100 ahead. But on the other
hand, I know from talking to many
parents in your situation that the
Medicaid coverage is far more valu-
able to you than the monthly cash
payments. The law says if your
daughter is getting SSI payments,
even if it's only $1 per month, she's
automatically eligible for Medicaid.
Conversely, if she isn't getting SSI
(because her Social Security benefits
offset her SSI payments), then she
will probably lose her Medicaid. I
say "probably" because the Medicaid
rules vary from one state to an-
other. A few states allow people to
keep their Medicaid coverage even
if they lose their SSI eligibility.
Four: Now things get interesting.
Generally, a woman can't collect bene-
fits as a wife on her husband's account
until she is 62. But as the mother of
what the law terms a "disabled adult
child," you are eligible for benefits
even at your current age. You would
normally be due the same rate your
daughter gets, or $1,000 monthly.
But then we bump into another
law that sets a maximum amount
that can be paid on any one Social
Security record. These "family maxi-
mum" provisions really get messy.
For simplicity's sake, I'm going to say
the maximum on your husband's ac-
count is $3,000. In other words, your
husband and daughter would already
be getting the maximum family

rate. He'd get $2,000 per month and
she'd be due $1,000 per month.
Normally, adding you to the roles
brings your family no financial gain
because you'd still end up being paid
the $3,000 maximum rate. The only
difference is that while your husband
would keep his $2,000 check, you
and your daughter would split the
remainder and you'd each get $500.
And here is where we slip your
daughter into Medicaid's back door.
By adding you to your husband's
account, you would reduce your
daughter's Social Security benefit
(from $1,000 to $500 per month),
BUT she would be able to keep
some of her SSI -- approximately
$400 per month. And more impor-
tantly, by keeping some of her SSI,
she keeps her Medicaid coverage.
I'm not sure if this will be kosher
with the folks at the Social Security
Administration. I've consulted sev-
eral of my former colleagues at
SSA and received divided opinions
about whether they could put you
on your husband's account just to
keep your daughter on SSI. There's
only one way to find out: Insist on
filing for dependent's benefits along
with your daughter when your hus-
band applies for Social Security
-- forcing them to make a formal
decision about your daughter's SSI
payments and Medicaid coverage.


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Electric Start and Trailer. $1800. 727-542-

Best Offer. 727-421-2555.

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

Rods, Tackle Boxes. Antique, Used or New.
Call Captain Jim, 727-460-9352.

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- St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In
Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked-
ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re-
buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh
Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power
of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other
Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the
Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort
to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This
Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Com-
fort Me in My Difficulties and While Lodging in
the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and
My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God
Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All
of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have
Infinite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You
(Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over-
come All Difficulties as You Did the Dragons
at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail
Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times).
This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Suc-
cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal
Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in
the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress
and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This
Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat-
ter How Difficult, Before the Termination of 9
Tuesday. G.F.

INSIDE APPT. ONLY- Many Items, Electric
Wheelchair, Women's Clothes, Watches, Etc.
727-867-6248 to see.
HUGE YARD/ESTATE SALE- 11/27 & 28th.
Loaded, Antiques to Clothes. From Gulfport
58th St. S. to 3rd Ave. S. Follow Signs.
MULTI-FAMILY- Prices match the economy
(low). Black Friday, 27th & Sat. 28th. Please
not before 9a.m.! 6555 Gulfwinds Drive, St.
Pete Beach. 1 Block East of Gulf Blvd. be-
tween 64th & 68th Ave.
SATURDAY NOV. 28TH-8am.-12:00. 5875
37th Ave. N. Unit #1. Many Items.

PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has
never been known to fail. This novena must be
said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must
be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and
Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles,
near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful inter-
cessor of all who invoke your special patron-
age in time of need, to you I have recourse
from the depth of my heart and humbly beg
to whom God has given great power to come
to my assistance. Help me in my present
urgent petition. In return, I promise to make
your name known and call you to be invoked.
St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid.
Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3
Gloria's. R.S.

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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.

PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has
never been known to fail. This novena must be
said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must
be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and
Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near
kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of
all who invoke your special patronage in time
of need, to you I have recourse from the depth
of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has
given great power to come to my assistance.
elp me in my present urgent petition. In re-
turn, I promise to make your name known and
call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all
who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our
Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias.
MAYTHE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored,
glorified, loved, and preserved throughout the
world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker
of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for
ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this
prayer. Thank You, Jesus.
G. M. B.

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able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
sonal 2BR Furnished Condo, Town Shores,
Local References. 727-519-5913.
ST. PETE BEACH 1BR- Walk to Beach, No
Pets. 6790 Gulfwinds Dr. $675/Mo. & Deposit.

Like New! 2/1 Yearly Lease. C/H/A, Carpet &
Tile Throughout, Patio. W/S/G Paid. Small Pet
OK. Small Yard. $725/Mo. 5320 29th Ave. S.
#D. Call RJ 727-647-0331.
2BR/1BA POOL HOUSE- Nice Yard, Great
Location, Close to Tyrone Mall. W/D, Pool
Service Included. 8156 26th Ave. N. $900/Mo.
1BR/1BA. Pool, Fishing Dock, Granite, Wood
Floors, Corner Unit. 1st + Security $800/Mo. 1
Car Parking. 727-345-4654.
GULFPORT DUPLEX-2/1, Great Porch & Gar-
den.Clean & Fresh. Parking & Water Included.
Smokeless Please. $800/Mo. + Security. No
Section 8. 727-424-6085.
5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.- 2BR Apt., $625/Mo.
Immaculate. Parking at Security Door. Annual
$675/Mo. 1st/Last, Security Deposit. Cable/
Gas/Water Included. Non-Smoker. 978-621-
4846 or 978-621-2059.
borhood, 2BR, CHA, W/D, Garage. $725/Mo.
Non Smoker Preferred 727-327-2842.
Mo. C/H/A, W/S/G Paid, Laundry. Small Quiet
Complex. Petless, Smokeless. Reserved Park-
ing. 727-360-4054. Leave Message.
DUPLEX 1BR/1BA-New Kitchen, New Bath,
Fenced Yard, W/D Hookup, A/C, Screened
Porch, 4927 25th Ave. S. $600/mo. $600 de-
posit. 614-306-3060.
GULPORT AREA-2BR/1BA Newly Renovat-
ed Home. W/D, $700/Mo. 1st/last and $500/
Security, References Required. No Pets 727-
1611 40TH ST. S.-2BR/1BA, W/D hook-up,
Wall AC/Heat Off St. Parking, Quiet, No Ap-
plication fee. $675/Mo. plus Security. No Pets/
Drugs 727-804-8674.
1413 56TH ST. S.- Newly Renovated Studio
House, Separate Entrance. $500/Mo. First,
Last & Deposit. 727-252-9800.
1BR/1BA APT.-In-Law Apt. on Estate. $175/
Week. All Utilities & Cable Included. 727-459-

COTTAGE ON BUS-Line. Gulfport. 1BR1BA
Dishwasher, W/D, Water, WiFi Included, $600/
Mo. 1st/Last. Partially Furnished, Clean & Qui-
et. 727-384-9154 or 727-565-5719.
ST. PETE BEACH- 1BR. Excellent condition.
Water incl. Near bus and fishing. $595/mo.
PRIVATE BEACH -1BR/1BA, 1 Unfurnished
Condo, Between Maximo & Gulfport Marina,
Gated, Guarded, Pools Tennis, Jacuzzi, Wa-
ter, Cable Included, $750/Mo. Long Term.
727-864-6331. mussex@aol.com
3 ROOMS FOR RENT-House Privileges. Fur-
nished, Washer/Dryer, No Deposit, $550/Mo.
per Room. South side, Available Now. 727-
Nice Area, Across from Woodlawn Park, Very
Clean, $850/mo. Includes Water, Garbage.
2BR/2BA CONDO-Pool, Clubhouse, Pool
Table, Beautiful Ceramic Tile, Conveniennt
Location, Small pets Ok. Cable Included. 5
minutes from Beach. So. Pasadena. $775/Mo.
S. PASADENA-4 Waterfront Condos. 55+
Community, Lots of Ammenties. 2BR's and
1BR's. Seasonal 6/Mo. or Annual. Call for De-
tails 702-423-9682
CH/A, CLEAN! 5708 23rd Ave. S. Reduced to
$975/Mo. 727-418-7272. see @
New Carpet, A/C, Large Family Room, Laun-
dry Room, Sparkling Clean! Huge Backyard,
Circle Drive. Sm. Pets Ok. $1100/Mo. 1st/last
$500/Security. 1yr. Lease 727-642-1177.
do with Beautiful Pond view from Balcony/Pa-
tio. W/D, Storm Shutters, Newer Appliances,
Indoor Parking, Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Tennis,
Golf, Clubhouse for your Dining Pleasure.
Beautifully Decorated Lobby. Gated Com-
munity. Gorgeous Grounds to Stroll. Living at
its Best! No Pets. 727-347-6030 or 727-656-

Art District. Electric, Water, Gas, Garbage and
Sewer Included. WIFI in Building. $595/Mo.
or $150/Wk. 727-386-8733. www.BryanTree.
SUNSET BEACH-1 Block to Beach. Nice 1 BR/
1BA Condo on Water. New Paint and Carpet
Newer Appliances. Fishing Dock. $750/Mo.
Joel, 727-251-0350.
1BR GARAGE APT.- Furnished or Unfur-
nished. Dog Ok. Water Included. $425/Mo &
Security. Background Check. 42nd St. & 3rd
Ave. N. 321-0514 After 6p.m.

MEL TAN-HEIGHTS 3br/lba large fenced lot carport. Lots of space $795
BARTLET PARK 2br/2ba fenced yard W&D Hook ups SEC 8 OK $650
CAMPBELL PARK 3br/2ba New kitchen, bathrooms finely done $795
SOUTH PASADENA lbr/lba Waterfront Condo, Pool, No pets $595
FRUITLAND HEIGHTS 3br/lba Lease Option avail Hardwood firs $795
GULFPORT 2br/lba carport extra storage. Near waterfront Dist. $595
BERMUDA BAY 2br/2.5ba Townhouse, new kitchen, 2 pools $1095
3^Xa Rentals & Realty, Inc.

(727) 867-3767
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3BR/1.5BA HOUSE-Nice & Quiet Neighbor-
hood. Lease Option. $950/Mo. 2BR/1BA, Nice
& Quiet. $750/Mo. & Security Includes Water.
Section 8 Ok. 4511 2nd Ave. S. 727-343-7343,

3BR/2BA, & Bonus Room/4th Bedroom. To-
tally Remodeled, New Dual Central Air Sys-
tem, Marble Sinks, Wood & Tile Floors, New
Kitchen, Big Fenced-in Back Yard, Walking
Distance to Stetson, Safe Neighborhood,
Perfect for 3 Students, Professional or Family.
$1200/Mo. Neg. 727-410-8423.
SOUTH PASADENA-Chateau Tower 1Br/
1.5Ba. spacious; All new flooring, paint, stove.
Heated pool, sauna, fitness center. $725/
month plus dep.Yrs. lease. Location+, George.
BAY PINES HOUSE- 3Br./2Ba./1Cg. Inground
pool. $1100/mo. Call 727-776-1353.
cluded. 727-289-3588. Also need Part Time
ST. PETE BEACH-(69th Ave./Sunset Blvd.
Area) Studio. $595/Mo. Hard/Tile Floors, Near
Main Beach, Bus, Shops, Free Parking. 727-
SEASONAL RENTAL-Nicely Furnished
House. Large Yard, Updated Kitchen, Lanai,
Washer/Dryer, Central heat/AC. Great location
near Pasadena Yacht & Country Club. $1150/
Mo. (3 mo. minimum). Please e-mail for more
info / pics.
GULFPORT NEAR BEACH-1.5 miles to Stet-
son. 1BR Apt. Nice, Clean, New Carpet. No
Pets. W/D. No Application Fee. 727-543-1789
or 727-729-0385.

Close to Shopping, Chateau Tower, Pasadena
Place & Les Chateau. Lovely 1 & 2BR Apts.
From $800/Mo. Annual. Ample Parking. Avail-
able Immediately. Call for Appt. MARCOUX
REALTY INC. 727-347-1535 or 727-360-
Room/1 Bath, Micro, Fridge, $500/Mo. Includes
Utilities. Within 6 Blocks: Beach, Art District,
Rec. & Senior Centers, Casino, Library, Tennis
Courts and Parks. Deposit, Ref., No Smoking.
Perfect for Gentleman. 727-345-1869.
2BR/1BA HOUSE- C/H/A. Beautifully Reno-
vated House. 1413 56th St. S. By Appt. Only.
$775/Mo. & First, Last, Deposit. 727-252-
Large, Updated, 1st Floor, 1BR w/Florida
Room, W/D Hook-ups. Pet Considered. Avail-
able 12/1. $725 & Utilities. 2825 54th St. S.
ances including W/D. New Tile, Carpet & Paint
Throughout. Balcony and Carport. No Pets. 7th
Floor Fantastic Waterview. Yearly lease $950/
Mo. Possible Option to Buy. 727-360-4123.

in Gulfport. Large 1000sqft. 1Br/1.5Ba Apt.
$750/Mo. Yearly Lease. Parking. Call for Ap-
pointment. 727-644-2441.


STETSON AREA- Large Immaculate 1BR
Apt. on Ground Floor with Off-Street Parking.
Includes Security System, Large Desk, TV's,
& W/D. Only $600/Mo. Must See. 727-398-

1BR/1BA Deluxe, Top Floor, Totally Remod-
eled. Partially Furnished, No Pets/Smoking.
$800/Mo. & Deposit, Annual. Water, Cable,
Gas Included. References. Available Now.

Large 1 Bedroom Duplex in Gulfport. Private
Separate Fenced Yard with Carport. Dish-
washer plus Washer/Dryer hookups, C/H/A.
$750/Mo. $500. Damage Deposit. Included is
W/S/G plus Lawn Maintenance. 727-942-7606
or 727-278-4852.
Clean, 3-Room Apt. w/ine-Covered Private
Deck. 1 Block to Beach, 3 Blocks to Shops
& Restaurants. $565/Mo., 1st/$200 Security
DAN YINGST REALTY, 727-321-5258.
Furnished. Utilities and Cable Included. Nice
and Quiet. Close to Art District. $250/wkly plus
Deposit. 727-321-5146.
1 BR/1 BA Condo. W/D, Carport, Pool, Gated
"Adult" Community. Annual Lease THE SUN
TEAM 727-345-0099.
TREASURE ISLAND Waterfront 1BR, Condo.
Annual. Fishing Dock, Water, Cable & Trash.
Quiet, Remodeled, Beautiful. No Pets. Avail-
able Immediately $695/Mo. 727-647-3328.
2715 54TH ST. S. APT. 4- Small 1BR, Up-
stairs, $500/Mo, $400 Security, Includes W/S/
G. Pets OK. 727-452-5942.

1BR, $500-$550/Mo. 2 Blocks to Lake and
1275. Ask about a Free Months Rent? Call
Shopping, 2 Blocks to Beach. Very Clean, All
Tile. $660/Mo. 1st & Last. Call 727-252-8656.
borhood, Fenced Yard, Screened Back Porch,
New Wood Flooring, W/D, CHA. 5206 10th
Ave. So., $925/Mo., 727-327-4442.
2519 BEACH BLVD.-1BR/Studio Downstairs,
Wood Floors, on Park, WSG Paid. Great
Neighborhood, Quiet. 7 blocks to Beach.
$550/Mo. 727-822-2955.
terview, Remodeled 2BR/2BA, Balcony, W/D,
$1195/Mo. Yearly. Ralston's Realty Co. Diane,
DUPLEX 2210 53RD ST. S.-1BR + Bonus
Room, $625/Mo., $500/Security. Includes W/
S/G, Shed, Pets OK. Call 727-452-5942.
1 BA, Family Room, Large Beautiful Lot, Close
to Shopping. Fresh paint. 1257 Essex Dr. N.
$775/Mo. 727-345-7036.
3BR/2BA- Pool Home, Terrazzo Floors, Credit
Check Required. By Appt. Only. 727-804-9237.
5101 29th Ave. S. $1650/Mo.

ST. PETE BEACH-3 Palms Pointe Condo.
2BR/2BA, Fully Furnished, Seasonal or An-
nual. Walk to Beach. 727-367-5757 or 727-
nished). Nice and Clean. Walk to Art District
in Gulfport. Prefer Single Working person.
No Smoking/Pets. $700/Mo. 3mo. minimum.
Cable/Utilities Included. 727-644-6194.
Mall. Cable/Utilities Included. Drug Free, $580/
Mo., $155/Wkly. Background Check. $250/De-
posit. $120 off first Month. Must Work. 727-
345-4200 or 727-510-7286.
2BR FURNISHED CONDO-Town Shores. 4th
floor, Close to Pool. Covered Parking. $900/
Mo. annual. 55+. Available Now. Call 727-656-
ST. PETERSBURG-54th Ave. & 80th St. 2BR/
2BA $800/Mo. and 1 Month Free. Covered
Parking, Cable TV and Gas Included. Swim-
ming Pool/Club 201-513-9012.
B. Clean & Comfy 1/1, CH/A, W/D. 5039 29th
Ave. S. 727-418-7272. See @

with Own Bath. Walk-in Closet. Mature Indi-
vidual, No Smoker. Utilities Included. Monthly
Ok. $500/Mo. Call 727-278-3507.

Utilities Included. Free Internet. 120-1000 sq-
ft. Available. 3530 1st Ave. N. 727-501-6078.

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since 1968


NICE 3BR/1.5BA HOME-2 Blocks from Gulf-
Sort. Fenced Backyard. Close to Schools,
using Home & Pinellas Trail. REDUCED.
Call April Hornsleth CALDWELL REALTY
FIVE TOWNS 1BR/1BA- Ground Floor,
860SF, Rear Screened Porch, Price Negotia-
ble. Seller Pays Closing Costs. 727-343-7343,
ST. PETERSBURG-1BR/1BA Patriot Square
Condo. 55+. New Air Conditioning, Flooring,
Kitchen, Bath and Windows. Beautiful! 2 Heat-
ed Pools, Security, Low Maintenance $55,000.
727-866-7223 or 727-392-4457.

Time Shares
Buy, Rent, or Lease

for appt.

CONDO, GULFVIEW- 2BR/2BA, Gated, Pool,
Close to Shopping. $175,000. Make offer. 727-
2BR/2BA SPLIT PLAN-Pet Friendly Windsor
Bldg. on Bay, 10th floor. Murphy Bed in Florida
room. 1550sqft. $189,900. 727-345-3584 or
LOT FOR SALE OR RENT- 50'X104'. 51st
Way South & 17th Ave. $59,000. 727-502-
7530 or 727-321-1793
Condo. Updated, Covered Parking. $179,982.
Owner 727-410-5279.

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Diplomat #903
2/2 split on the open water
covered parking, beautiful $199,900
Groton 3rd Floor Corner
2/2 overlooking Marina and insidewaterway.
Covered parking. Priced to sell $124900
4 aird Bill Sampson Jr.


COMMERCIAL LAND-50' x125'. $50,000 Lo-
cated in Downtown Clearwater 727-796-2060.

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TOWN SHORES NEW ON MARKET is JAMISON #507 1 bed/1 bath standard unit, furnished, clean & updated w/carport. Priced @ $78,900
TOWN SHORES NEW ON MARKET is JAMISON #210 2 bed/2bath standard unit, new kitchen, bath, pool views, carport, move in condition. Priced @ $125,000
TOWN SHORES NEW ON MARKET is AVALON #202 2 bed/2bath deluxe unit, updated tile, carpet, paint, carport, move in condition. Priced @ $107,000
SEMINOLE GARDEN APTS 8584 111th St. N. #310 ** 2 bed, 2 bath corner condo, stps to Clubhouse priced @ $6000 $54,900
Avalon #206 1 bed/1 bath, standard, beautifully updated & furnished. Pets 20 Ibs, curb parking. Close to elevator & laundry room, 2nd floor. Priced $91,500
Eton #410 2 bed/2 bath, standard, water views, furnished. Curb parking. Priced at $105,000 Motivated Owner
Lancaster House #603, "Marina" water views, 2 bedrooms 2 baths deluxe, open kitchen, very appealing Priced at $127,500
Lancaster #402, 2 bed/2 bath deluxe, upscale condo complete with new custom kitchen and baths. This condo is for the discriminate buyyer who wants the best of furnishings &
comforts of home. Includes carport & beautiful Marina views. Owners motivated to sell $189,000
Lancaster #415, 2 bed/2 bath, corner unit, beautifully, updated & furnished. $169,000
Lancaster #304, 1 bed/1 bath, deluxe carport, marina views. Great Buy @ $99,000
Embassy #409, 1 bed/1.5 bath, open w ~rs motivated to sell. $159,900 Fabulous open waterviews.
Hamoton #210, 1 bed/1 bath deluxe, new carpet, new paint, waterfront marina views. $14-900 $99,000
Eagle Crest 6420 6th Ave. N. 3 bed/2 bath 2,000 sq ft., Beautiful maintained home with "Green" Landscaping, close to beaches, Tyrone Square Mall and Churches Priced well at $285,000
South Pasadena Boca Ceiga Apts Intercoastal Waterfront 2 bed/2 bath condo wide water views, beautifully decorated, pool, carport and dock with slips
available for sale/rent. $160000 $149,000
St. Pete Beach Starlight Towers 7000 Beach Dr. Unit #308 corner Gulf Side Waterfront unit Upham Beach Location. 2 bed 2 bath condo beautiful waterfront views.
Enjoy pool & beaches right outside your door. 1 car garage with storage. Well Priced $479,000
Lealman Area Single Family Residence 4550 49th Ave. N. 2 bed 2 bath, new driveway, walkway, deck, backyard w/serenity garden & pond. Large updated kitchen,
new interior, and terra-cotta tile flooring. Great Buy @ $99,000
MARINA DISTRICT 2650 Tifton St. S. 3/1 Cape Cod, 1.5 lot, fireplace room for boat/trailer. Priced at $139,000
SALE/RENT 560 Zanesville St. S. St. Pete, FL 2 bed 1 bath w/carport, alley access, shady back fenced yard with oak trees double fence gate. Room for boat, pool, extra parking.
Priced at $76,000
NEW ON MARKET!!! 6901 Burlington Ave. N., Mini Estate 4 bed/ 2 bath main home, gleaming wood floors, tiled kitchen and hallway. Large kitchen, new cabinets, new
appliances, new vinyl thermo windows. New a/c & heat, completely private fenced yard, "Unique Family Home". Mother-in-Law apt., completely updated and functional, new a/c, appliances
2 screened porches. Alley access, 1/4 acre corner lot. Priced @ $350,000
Diplomat #104 2 bed 2 bath Bay Views $1000.00 Mth Yearly
Kenmore #207 1bed bath $750.00 Mth Yearly
Kenmore #209 1bed 1 bath $750.00 Mth
Nottingham #601 2 bed 2 bath Panoramic views $1300.00 Mth
Full Water views from 3 sides of unit
Manchester #506 2 bed 2 bath Marina views $1000.00 Mth
St. Pete Beach 2 bed 1 bath with porch 6767 Sunset Way s. #206 furnished, block to Upham Beach (St. Pete Beach) $1500 Mth.
6323 Bahama Shores Dr. South 3 bed/2bath split plan, updated kitchen and baths. 2 car garage in ground pool $1900 Mth.

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Waterview Home in Mainlanid
Maintenance free golf course community.
Steps poollclubhouse. 2br/2ba/1CG, stylish/mornized
963 Mainlands Blvd. #1A $131900
Jim Blinn
81 294-3395 or 727-343-155
Gulf listings still needed "I will workhard r you"
| ames blinn@yahoo.com

321 S-6965 .

3115 Beach Blvd. S. Gulfport, Florida 33707
CALL BILLTO SEE: 727-224-5129
Totally updated 3/2,1661 sq.ft. Granite Counter, Solid Wood Cabinets,
30 year Metal Roof / Pool sized yard/Family Room / Master Suite. $265,000



DIPLOMAT- WOW What A View! Remodeled kitchen with granite countertops
Freshly painted throughout. New windows, 1.5 baths, furnished, $169,000
BARCLAY- 2 Bedrooms, 1 bath Florida room, nearly new fridge, newer tile in
kitchen & bath. Very clean. Cat friendly building $102,000
ETON- Town Shores on a Budget! Ground Floor 'Deluxe'; Needs paint;
updates needed reflected in the price. $65,000


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KENMORE 401 End Unit 2br/2ba, this spacious Newer carpet, Tinted windows, Room for outdoor Patio Panoramic
condo is very bright due to the numerous windows. wtrfrnt, views. Move in Ready $149,000
Fully furnished which makes this unit very cozy and HAMPTON #402 2/2 deluxe. $159,000 Annual renter in place.
desirable. Secured bldg. pool in backyard, covered DOVER #407 1BR Stan endly, covered parking.
parking. $104,000 Many upgrades. $79,000
BARCLAY #205 2br/2ba, be the first one to live in this
JAMISON 414 This large 2/2 deluxe had a brand new beautifully renovated condo GaLw kitchen appliances, tile
kitchen & updated baths which makes this a great value & carpeting. Tuscany color l-- this unit so warm &
at $105,000 charming. Covered parking, fabulous buy at $104,000
FAIRFAX #205 2br/2ba, laminate floors throughout, JAMISON #614 2/2 deluxe furnished. New AC & Heating.
beautiful new kitchen, great waterviews, covered parking, Covered parking. $103,000
pet friendly. $131,900 CHATHAM #406 1Br with hardwood floors, new doors, a/c,
and much more. Move in ready pet friendly. $95,000
GROTON #304 "ll -ei newer windows, ding
carpet, fresh paiill 'la t waterviews. Very I I Il /
inviting at $129,900 I C P
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