Title: Gabber
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089435/00117
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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: December 3, 2009
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
Coordinates: 27.750556 x -82.708611 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
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Dream Wedding Comes True
for Army Private and his Bride

By Leigh Clifton
Newlyweds Nicole and Zak Lewis stand with their four
children in front of the giant Christmas tree at their wedding
reception last Friday night. The couple married after a
whirlwind romance of less than a month. An Army private,
Zak ships out to Iraq December 12th.
See story, page 56

Special Assessments Approved
ST. PETE BEACH The City Commission approved
an ordinance that would allow it to use a capital
improvement and essential services assessment,
which would establish a framework that would allow
the city to propose tax levies that would target specific
projects, in this case stormwater. Commissioner
Christopher Leonard said he was concerned with the
wording of the ordinance. "I find the language quite
broad," he said, adding that he thought it would be
appropriate to "build a comfort level with residents.
Mayor Mike Finnerty provided the other "no" vote. "I
think we need to walk before we run with this thing,"
he said. City Attorney Mike Davis said that proposed
assessments would have to go through a multiple-step
approvement process and would have to have specific
benefits for the properties being assessed.



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Agreed, Accepted,
O'Reilly Is Gulfport's Manager
By Cathy Salustri
Gulfport has finally
appointed a new city
manager: the man
who has done the job
for almost two years,
Jim O'Reilly.
Despite O'Reilly's
gentle refusal of the i
position at the last City Manager
regularly scheduled Jim O'Reilly
city council meeting,
last Tuesday afternoon Mayor Mike
Yakes called a special council meeting
for this past Monday. At that meeting,
council voted 4-1 on a contract, which
O'Reilly accepted.
Council made some changes to the
contract to reach a compromise
See O'Reilly, page 39

Is Gulfport
Getting Sued?
By Cathy Salustri
After Tu.--1.iy ni-ih I's council meeting,
Al and Cindy Davis approached Mayor
Mike Yakes and city manager Jim
O'Reilly and allegedly threatened to
sue the city.
The alleged lawsuit-which this
paper could neither confirm or
disprove by press time Wednesday-
apparently hinged on Councilwoman
King's suggestion that the Tampa Bay
Estuary Program send a representative
to a council meeting to explain their
findings on Clam Bayou.
This reporter heard Cindy Davis
express concern that residents would
only be allowed a short period of time
to speak while the Tampa Bay Estuary
Program would have more time.
The Davis' mentioned their lawsuit
against the Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD).
Tampa Bay Estuary and
See Sued, page 3


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SWFWMD are related through
O'Reilly told Ms. Davis the city was
not a party to the lawsuit, to which
the Davis' responded, "not yet."
At that, O'Reilly told Ms. Davis that
if they intended to sue Gulfport, he
couldn't continue the conversation.
Al Davis would not say outright
whether or not he intended to sue the
"It's (the lawsuit with SWFWMD)
now in the federal courts, anything
that the city involves themselves with
this will be linked to that," Davis told
The Gabber Wednesday morning. He
referred this reporter to his attorney,
Tom Reese. Although The Gabber
attempted to reach Mr. Reese, the
paper had to go to press before he
returned the call.
You can contact Cathy Salustri at

Doggie Dining to
Stay in Gulfport
GULFPORT- City Council
permanently changed the city zoning
code to allow "doggie dining" in
Gulfport. The ordinance initially was a
temporary one; at its meeting Tuesday
night, Council voted unanimously to
make the ordinance permanent.

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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!
Get Uour tickets NOW from Gulfport Senior Center!
The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center
5501 27th Avenue South
893-2237 593-1231


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South Pasadena Tree
Lighting Tonight
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.

County Transit and
Land Use Workshop
ST. PETERSBURG-Those with an
interest in the future of transit in
Pinellas County may wish to attend a
free Pinellas County Transit and Land
Use Workshop Monday, December 7
from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Tampa
Bay Regional Planning Council, 4000
Gateway Centre Boulevard, Suite
100, in Pinellas Park. St. Petersburg
City Council Chair Jeff Danner will
kick off the workshop and introduce
Tim Garling, the executive director
of the Pinellas Suncoast Transit
Authority, and the keynote speaker,
G. B. Arrington. Arrington is an
internationally recognized leader in

transit oriented development and
has served clients in the United
States, China, Australia, Dubai and
the Caribbean in resolving politically
and technically complex land use and
transportation challenges. He is with
New York-based consulting company,
Parsons Brinckerhoff Placemaking.
In addition, participants will take
an interactive survey regarding
development possibilities for Pinellas,
followed by a group discussion.
While attendance is free, participants
are asked to register by December 4
by calling Judy Tenison at 893-7117
or judy.tenison@stpete.org.

Town Hall Meeting to
Discuss Public Records
The City of Gulfport will host a
Town Hall meeting on Thursday,
December 17 at the Catherine A.
Hickman Theater, 5501 27 Avenue
S. at 6:30 p.m. Steve Lewis,
Records Information Management
Consultant, is the guest speaker.
The meeting is open to the public.
For more information call 727-893-

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Gulfport Lions
Pancake Breakfast
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.

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.
General admission is $15 per
adult and $10 per child. Limited to
20 children plus their parents. To
register and pre-pay to secure a spot,
call 823-3767, ext. 3024 or email
Bethany Mead at bmead@thedali.

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.

Saturday, December 5th
Gulfport Lions Den
4630 Tifton Drive South
Serving From: Donation
7:00 AM until 11:00 AM $4.00
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The Eight Reindeer
Gypsy Productions Inc. will open
The Eight Reindeer Monologues by
Jeff Goode on Thursday, December 3
at 8 p.m. at The Back Door Theater,
4919 17 Avenue S. in Gulfport. The
Eight Reindeer Monologues will
run through December 20 with
performances Thursday (2-4-1),
Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m. with only
one Sunday matinee on December 20
at 2 p.m.
Scandal erupts at the North
Pole when one of Santa's eight tiny
reindeer accuses him of sexual
harassment. As mass media descends
upon the event, the other members
of the sleigh team demand to share
their perspectives, and a horrific
tale of corruption and perversion
emerges, which seems to implicate
everyone from the littlest elf to the
tainted Saint himself. With each
deer's confession, the truth behind
the shocking allegations becomes
clearer and clearer ...and murkier
and murkier.
The Eight Reindeer Monologues
contains some adult language and
situations. Theatre tickets are $20
general admission. Tickets may be
purchased with a MasterCard or
Visa by calling 727-644-7077 or by
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show time. Reservations are strongly
recommended. Note a cash only
concession will be available.

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Big Brothers
Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Pinellas County needs at least 125
Big Brothers to meet the needs of
their current waiting list. Make a
difference in a child's life. There are
several different programs to suit
your preferences including their
Sports Buddies Program. Take a
child to sporting events (like the
Rays game) for which they supply
the tickets and watch or participate
in sports activities together. Not
interested in sports? That's OK!
Sports Buddies is just one option.
You can select mentoring activities to
suit your preferences and the child's.
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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
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.
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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
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Metaphysical Community Church
1950 2nd Ave. No., St. Petersburg
(727) 822-8628
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Sunday Worship Services 11:00 am
Saturday 12/5 Monthly Psychic Fair 12-4pm
Monday, Course in Miracles, 7:00pm
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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

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?
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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

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

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
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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
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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.

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.

December 11 at 7pm
Giant 10ft. Menorah lighting,
dancing, latkes, bring your menorah
Beth-El Shalom
Messianic Congregation
17th Street & 29th Ave. N.

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First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport
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Child Care Sunday Mornings
both Sun.morn Sunday School 9:15
& Wed. Evening Traditional Serv. 10:30a
W elcomnes You Fellowship for all 11:30a
Sunday Wohip 10:30 a.m. W ednerday
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Sunday Worship
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301 58th St. South
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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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GULFPORT- To "create a sense of decorum" at council meetings, city council
asked city staff to develop and format city council meeting procedures and
protocols, according to city manager Jim O'Reilly.
"I'm glad we're moving forward on this," councilwoman Michele King said of
the proposed procedures. Tuesday night the council considered Phase I of the
proposed procedures. These procedures address how the clerk sets an agenda,
how a councilmember can add to an agenda, and how a consent agenda works.
It also separates the "Other Business" agenda item with New Business, Old
Business, and Council reports. Finally, the proposed procedures will change
how the camera focuses on those sitting on the dais and offer a different seating
arrangement for council and staff on the dais.
City staff will start implementing these changes immediately, O'Reilly assured

Paradise Grille to Sign
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ST. PETE BEACH After lengthy
discussion the City Commission
voted to authorize the signing of
a second amendment to a lease
agreement between the city and
Paradise Sweets, LLC. The vendor
currently runs concession stands on
Pass-A-Grille and Upham Beaches,
and will soon enter into its second
year of occupancy. Commissioners
said they like the "general
direction" in which Paradise Grille,
the Pass-A-Grille location, has
been headed. Renovations it has
already undergone include a new
roof. Planned renovations include
a ladies' changing area and the
movement of a number of external
walls. The lease agreement will
also likely feature a $15,000 annual
boost in rent, which the city says
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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

Join the Walking Club
It is almost that time of year for the
walking club to begin. The walking
club meets two Tuesdays of the
month and every Thursday at 9 a.m.
From there they travel to different
parks to do their walking. Cost is
$2 per trip. Please call John at 727-
893-1079 if you are interested. Once
they have formed the club they will
put out a monthly schedule with a
start date.

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Visit Gulfport's First Friday Art
Walk on December 4th, featuring
over 50 fabulous artisans, crafters,
antiques dealers, authors, and en-
tertainers along Beach Blvd. from
6-10 pm. Live entertainment can
be heard throughout the Water-
front District. The Industrial Arts
Center features demonstrations by
award-winning glass blower Owen
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Glass mini-classes. Art Walk takes
place on the first Friday and third
Saturday of every month, year
round. Relax and enjoy an extraor-
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December 7. Be sure to indicate
your entree choice.
There are three entrees to choose
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salsa or special recipe meatloaf.
Entrees are served with salad,
rools, garlic mashed potatoes,
vegetable garnish, dessert, soda,
coffee or tea. The cost includes tax
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By Leig Clifton

Audrey Brown and Veronica,
Gulfport: "I am most grateful for my
new little life; my beautiful daugh-
ter Veronica. She'll be a year old this
December and she has been such a
blessing. I graduated from nursing g
school just before she was born. I'm
also really thankful that I'm able
bodied and capable. I'm a nurse in
the cardiac wing at St. Anthony's
and I really love my career. But my
job never gets boring because they
move us around a bit. One day I'll be
in the ER, the next day pediatrics,
and then maybe back to the cardiac
wing. It stays exciting. I have a great
job that I really love. I chose nursing
because they're so needed, especially
here in Florida. As a nurse, I think
I'll always have a job ....for that I'm
really grateful."

Ann New, Gulfport: "Just Life and
all the opportunities to make it want
you want it to be. I mean, can you
imagine living in Afghanistan? Iran?
Or even China? They have no free-
dom; of expression or life choices...
they don't have the many chances
we're given to improve our lives. We
can make our lives anything we want.
We can decide to make it happy or
we can make it grumpy and miser-
able. But the main thing is that we
can choose how we want to live; we
can choose to make it positive. Like
today, I'm taking a break here on the
beach, reading a good book and just
enjoying the fact that we're all so
lucky to live here, near the water. I'm
very thankful that I can do that."

Lizzie Litowchak and Matilda,
Gulfport: "I'm thankful for being
with my mom, my healthy baby and
great time spent with my family
and friends. My husband and I will
be moving to Australia in about 6
months; he has a great job and this
will be a great opportunity. We'll be
there for five years. It will be a great
experience traveling; we were in
Puerto Rico for ten years before this.
I just wonder if Matilda (the baby)
will have an accent after five years
in Australia!"

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Leigh Clifton, Gulfport: "Yup folks, that's me and I write this column. But I
really wanted to say how thankful I am this Thanksgiving holiday. I had a pretty
serious accident behind a bar about five years ago; the accident caused perma-
nent damage to my hand and for almost two years after that, I really struggled
just to get out of the house. It's been a long road and I still have a lot of pain.
But with the real love and help of friends like Mary Ann and Rob, Beverly, Will,
Ricky T, (God Bless him) and countless others I came through to the other side
of happy. Then I met Ken at The Gabber and he gave me a chance to jumpstart
a dormant career. I found my voice again. But I have to admit, he took some
convincing; I kept bugging him so much he finally HAD to hire me! But through
this job, I have met some amazing people in this town; people I would probably
never have met if I was still working behind a bar. I have been so blessed to in-
terview a lot of you; I feel like I make new friends for life every time I interview
someone, or they let me into their lives, if even for a moment or two. I consider it
a privilege to talk to all of you and I thank you for not running away when I come
at you with a camera, notebook and a glazed look in my eye when I'm WAY past
deadline! Thanks for answering my questions and giving me some really great
answers. Ken and Debbie will never know much this job means to me and how
much of an impact they, The Gabber and you readers have made in my life. For
this, I humbly thank you all."

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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 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
"Baby 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.

Free Movie Theater
on the Bay
Mark your calendars for the City of
Gulfport's next "Theater on the Bay"
Friday, December 18 at 7 p.m. at the
Recreation Field (the corner of Shore
Blvd. S. and 58th St. S.). December's
movie is "Deck the Halls". If you
want save your space at 6:30 p.m.,
they have a special holiday screen
fire for your enjoyment.
Bundle up and bring your chairs,

blankets, family and friends by Boca
Ciega Bay under the stars! The Teen
Council will provide concessions for
purchase. And best of all, the movie
is free! Please watch the weather
as if it is raining, the outside movie
will be cancelled with no rain
date. Please call 727-893-1118 for
additional information.

Yoga for the Insecure
ST. PETE BEACH: Easy yoga and
meditation class taught by certified
Yoga Instructor Osha Ray begins
October 6th at the St. Pete Beach
Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega
Drive. You will be guided to respect,
accept, and listen to the needs of
your own body while learning to
do the poses correctly. Increase
your strength and flexibility while
decreasing tension and anxiety.
Class is for all levels and beginners
are welcome. Drop in any Thursday
at 9:30 a.m. No pre-registration
necessary and cost is just $7 per
class. Bring a yoga mat if you have
one and a small blanket. Call (727)
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GULFPORT-The Gulfport Merchants
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Holiday Hoopla! The event will take
place on Beach Blvd. in Gulfport from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on December 5.
Holiday Hooplais 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
decor, 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,
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.

Join the Senior's
Chat Room
The Gulfport Senior Center, 5501
27 Avenue S. in Gulfport, will
hold a Chat Room every Friday at
2 p.m. Come down and share stories
about your life and experiences with
others. Refreshments will be served.

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Walden School, a private middle
school in Gulfport, is doing an
intensive project called "Doughboys,
Flapper and Alphabet Soup" during
the month of December. The project
focuses on the years 1915-1935. As
part of this project, the students
would like to interview people who
lived during the 1930s and who
would like to share their memories
of that era. The students (ages 11-14)
will then compile a booklet based on
the interviews.
If you are one of the "tough
generation" who lived during
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First United Methodist Church
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Tuesday, December 8 at 11 a.m. If
you are interested in participating,
please call the school at 321-7441.

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Christmas" concert to benefit
St. Petersburg Free Clinic will be
presented on Sunday, December
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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

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By Kate Bradshaw
Everyone loves getting mail, bills
aside. Being stationed overseas, with-
out convenience stores close at hand,
heightens this, to say the least.
Support Our Troops, which operates *.
out of the St. Pete Beach City Hall, is
a nonprofit whose sole mission is to
pack and send care packages to doz-
ens of troops stationed in Iraq and
Afghanistan. With the help of the
American Legion, the group sends out
20 boxes per week.
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- a food one containing things like hot
cocoa packets, ramen noodles and gummy bears and one con-
taining hygiene items like shaving lotion and toothbrushes.
"We try to pack one of everything," says Teri Finnerty, vice
president of the nonprofit. "We have about 40 people on our
The list of recipients had originally consisted solely of in-
dividuals from Pinellas. "We got names of local people who
were stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan," she says. But when
their tours would come to an end, the nonprofit would con-
tinue sending packages to their respective replacements.
Finnerty says that about half of the program's overseas ben-
eficiaries are local.
Support Our Troops has called
St. Pete Beach home for three years. It had originally been
based in Indian Rocks Beach, Finnerty says, but the vol-
ume of donated items outgrew the town's capacity for the
program. Finnerty's husband, St. Pete Beach Mayor Mike
Finnerty, brought the program to its current home.
Teri Finnerty says that her husband, a Viet Nam combat
veteran, received a care package on Christmas from a third-
or fourth-grade girl whom he had never met while he was

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The nonprofit relies solely on donations of either money or
goods phone cards, granola bars, sunscreen. Through fund
raisers like the fish fry and golf tournament, both recently
held, the group has been able to raise several thousand dol-
Finnerty says that they will go out and buy whatever items
on the list that are missing from the packages, usually from
a dollar store. Filling those boxes, which consist of either 50
hygiene items or 66 food products, requires finesse, Finnerty
says, but having the means to send them is another. "Postage
is not cheap," she says. "To send 50 boxes is $600." They cram
everything into flat-rate boxes, which cost $11.95 each.
Support Our Troops asks recipients to send along a birthday
wish list, which volunteers do their best to fill. Finnerty says
that one soldier asked for a Corvette. The group was able to
secure one for him, albeit a smaller, remote-controlled one.
The nonprofit is currently gearing up to send out this year's
round of Christmas care packages, which Finnerty says will
go out on December 7th. Anyone who is interested in donat-
ing goods, money or time to Support Our Troops should call
City Clerk Teri McMaster at 363-9220.

SPC Piano Master Class
e i 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 Fifth Avenue 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.

Gabber December 3 December 9, 2009

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 welcome to
attend all their events.

Tis the Season for Helpin

Pictured: Al Davis, Cynthia Dean, Larry Shepard, Susan Frank, Cindy Davis, Lou
Worthington, Charles Trivison, Linda Harwit, Elizabeth Brown-Worthington, Mike Halmo,
Blaise Harwit, Bob Worthington, Christine Brown, and Gulfport Firefighters, Fernandez,
Fetterman, and Huffman
GULFPORT The Gulfport Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
gave a financial donation to the Gulfport Senior Center Food Pantry. The CERT
Team is aware that this time of year can be difficult for our local seniors and
wanted to make the holiday season a plentiful one. The CERT team also hoped
to inspire other local organizations to look to Gulfport Senior Center Food Pan-
try as a place to lend their support.
Recently the CERT team sponsored a car show in Gulfport. The event was
very successful and they used part of the proceeds from the event to donate to
the food pantry. The rest of the proceeds will be used to purchase much needed
equipment. The CERT team relies solely on successful events such as the car
show to fund their organization.

City Of Gulfport


Guest Speaker: Steve Lewis, Records and Information Management Consultant

Open to the Public For More Info: Call 893-1012

Gabber December 3 December 9, 2009 .


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

A Weekend Wonderland
Fundraiser (Fridav): 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\ 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
Classes Relocate to Casino: The
Senior Center Yoga Class and Line
Dance Class have relocated to the
Gulfport Casino. Yoga meets every
Wed. at 1:30pm and the Line Dance
Class meets every Thurs. at 9:30am.
Free but must be a registered Senior

Center member.
Diabetic Education Classes: Mon.
Dec. 14 at 10am.
Phones for Hearing Impaired:
Specialized Phones for the hearing
impaired will be available for
distribution on Tues. Dec. 15 at
9:30am. Service provided by the Deaf
& Hearing Connection.
Legal Assistance: The Community
Law Program will provide free legal
assistance to qualifying residents
60 yrs. and older on Fri. Dec. 18 at
9:30am. Call the Senior Center for
income guidelines.
Computer Classes: One-on-one
training sessions are available at no
cost. Call for an appointment.
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: Wii Bowling: Every
Thurs. at 1pm, and Tues. Dec. 15 at
Presentation on Medicare Part
D: Wed. Dec. 9 at 1pm. Get the facts!
Sponsor: Walgreens and Golden Age
Radio. Refreshments.
Holiday Concert by the Love
Notes: on Tues. Dec. 15 at 2pm. Free.

* Gulfport Library

Gulfport Creative Short Story
Writers: Every Wednesday, 10:00

or 893-2237
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
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.
Movie of the Month Come join
us for a free movie in the Hickman
Theater on Mon. Dec. 28 at 12:45pm.
Movie TBA.
Bone Strengthening Exercise:
Every Tues. at 11:15am
Live Chat Room: Fri. at 2pm
(temporarily relocating to the
Ongoing Support Groups:
Diabetic Support (1st & 3rd Mon.
at 10am)
Hearing Support (1st & 3rd Mon at
Vision Support (2nd & 4th Mon at
Caregiver Support, Wed. 2pm

5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074
or fax 893-1072

Adults: Saturday, December 12, 1:00 bestselling novel. (106 min.)
pm. Make beautiful pages of memo- Testing for 2010 Census Jobs:

am. ries. Tuesday through February,
One-on-One Computer Instruc- Legal Puzzles Study Group: Mon- 3:00-6:00 pm. FMI: go online at

tion: By appointment only--contact
Alex Hooks at the Reference Desk, or
call 893-1073.
Art Exhibit: Paintings by Ray Vail-
lancourt. Through December 30.
Crafts Club for All Ages: Satur-
days, December 5 and 12, 2:00 pm.
Presented by Pat Brinkley.
Suncoast Computer Users Group
(SCUG): Thursday, December 10,
6:00 pm.
r.rainhnnkers Cluh fnr Tepnn &.

day, December 14, 1:00 pm. Presented
by local chapter, Brandeis University
Coffee/Talk: Thursday, December
17, 10:00 am. Discussion of A Thou-
sand Acres, by Jane Smiley. Books /
discussion available at the Reference
Coffee/Talk Movie: "A Thousand
Acres" (Touchstone, 1997). Thursday,
December 17, 1:30 pm. Highly-ac-
claimed film based on Jane Smiley's

www.2010censusjobs.gov or call toll-
free: 1-866-861-2010.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs
and meetings are held in
The Frances Purdy Friends Room
Open Mi.iii.iy-Fri'ii.l, 10 am 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am -4 pm
All meetings and programs are free
and open to the public
Programs and dates are subject to

Gabber December 3 December 9, 2009

Slices city Sponsored Activities

i in the Community

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

* Dog Obedience Class TBA Wed.,
6:30 p.m. Call Lisa at 772-3631.
* 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.



5500 Shore Blvd. So.


Fri., Dec. 4
8pm-12:30am, $11

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Holiday Party & Dance
Sunday, December 13
on this page***


Sunday, Dec. 6
& Dance
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

Gabber December 3 December 9, 2009

Local Obituaries

ANO, the loving and devoted soul
mate of Dean S. Delano for 50 years,
passed away Nov. 20, 2009, at her
daughter and son-in-law's home. Val
was born in Lewiston, the daughter of
Cecil L. Barnes and Alice Campbell.
At two years of age, she was adopted
by Synette S. Thayer of Hermon. Val
was valedictorian of the graduat-
ing Class of 1941 from Hermon High
School. She was a five-year member
of 4-H Club and leader for two years
during high school. She later gradu-
ated from Eastern Academy of Beauty
Culture and State of Maine Aircraft
School. During World War II, she was
a riveter and plexiglass worker in the
sheet metal department at Dow Field
with detachment service in Rome,
NY and Presque Isle. Val was a past
member of Hermon Grange, Penob-
scot Pomona, Columbia Street Bap-
tist Church and Tuscan Chapter No.
148 of Bangor. She was married to
Dean Delano in 1946; they moved to
Bangor in 1950, where they lived for
31 years before retiring to Florida in
1981. At the time of retirement, she
was a corporate clerk and bookkeep-
er at Peavey Mfg. Co., Eddington. In
Florida, they both enjoyed the same
pursuits of landscaping, planting
and lovingly tending a small grove of
various fruit trees around their home.
They returned to Maine when Dean
became terminally ill in 1996. She is
survived by her two daughters, Renee
R. Delano of Port Charlotte, FL, and
Ronel Delano-Ellis and son-in-law,
Gerald Ellis, of Bangor; foster son,
Grayling A. Wiley and his wife, Gail
Pacillo Wiley, of Gulfport, FL; grand-
children Amy Bragg Brooks and her
husband, Sean Brooks of Orrington,
Nicolas Gerald Ellis and Lucas Dela-
no Ellis of Hanover, NH, Gray J. Wi-
ley and Christopher Wiley of Gulfport;
great-grandchildren Leah and Audra
Brooks; a special nephew and niece,
Rodney and Debbie Buswell and fam-
ily; many nieces and nephews. At her
request, there will be no memorial
service and all who knew her may re-
member her in their own heart and
own way. Gifts in her memory may be
sent to Jerry Ellis Scholarship Fund,
care of The University of Maine Foun-
dation, Two Alumni Place, Orono, ME
04469, to be awarded to low income,
first generation college students.

CARLIN, GLORIA C., 82, of South
Pasedena, died Nov. 23. Survived by
3 daughters, Pat, Carole, & Diana;
5 grandchildren & many friends.
Funeral Mass will be held Saturday,
Nov. 28th, 11 a.m., at St. Johns
Catholic Church.

B., 66, died on Nov.
28, 2009, at his
Pinellas Park home
under Hospice care.
Lonnie was born
in San Francisco,
CA. He graduated
from Old Dominion University,
Norfolk, VA, where he majored in
Hotel Management. He is survived
by his wife, Linda McDonald; his
daughters: Lindsey Wilson, Kristen
Comer-Jones and Courtney Comer;
his mother Dorothy Blades; his
brother, Frederick Comer; five
grandchildren and other relatives.
A viewing will be held Friday, Dec.
4 from 11 a.m. until service time at
12 p.m. at ALife Tribute, 5601
Gulfport Blvd. South. Interment
will follow at Royal Palm Cemetery

89, of Gulfport, died Wednesday,
Nov. 25, 2009, at Bay Pines VA Hos-
pital. He was born in Amsterdam,
NY, and he came to St. Petersburg in
1959, with his wife Dorris and their
3 children. He was a WWII veteran,
where he was stationed in India and
was a member of the China, Burma,
India Operations. He worked in the
construction business for 40 years.
He was treasurer of the Local Paint-
ers Union 233, and was a life mem-
ber of the International Brother-
hood of Painters and Allied Trades.
He is survived by his wife Dorris of
66 years; son, Richard (Kristi) Red-
mond; daughter Patricia Leaven-
good; daughter-in-law Jeanette Red-
mond; 5 grandchildren and many
great-grandchildren, nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death
by his son John Redmond, and his
son-in-law Richard T. Leavengood.
There will be a graveside service with
military honors at Bay Pines Cem-
etery at 2:15 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7,
2009. Visit the family's personalized
online Guestbook A, www.Anderson-

McQueen.com. Anderson-McQueen
Funeral Home N.E,. St. Petersburg
Chapel, 727-822-2059.

CEY J., 46 years old,
passed away on Octo-
ber 15, 2009 of a long
term illness. She is
survived by her wife,
Dharma Barbara
Rose Guada-Sievers.
Although Stacey was
born in Missouri, she considered
Gulfport, Florida, her home. She lived
here since she was 12 years old. She
found "home" as she called it with her
"chosen" family. Her achievements
include a masters in homeopathic as
well as Chinese Medicine as a Acu-
puncturist. A proud member of AA
for 27 years, an avid runner, body
builder, athlete, reader, scientist and
poet as well as traveler. Many will
miss this long red haired, leather clad
motorcycle woman who loved and re-
vered mother earth, her community,
her wife, and hundreds of friends.
Dr. Sievers' patients came from all
over the world to find wellness due
to her famed work in blood analysis.
Her last wish was to donate her body
to science, her love, in order to help
wellness and healthy lives lived with
quality. If anyone wants to make a
donation of any kind please do so to
the Graves Foundation in your area. I
miss you babe, you devoted wife, best
friend, confidant and familiar.

4-14-23 12-8-90
Dad, it's been 19 long years you've
been gone. You and the little Mother
are missed so much.
We Love You,
Karen and Norm

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Gabber December 3 December 9, 2009

City Narrows Down Thanks for Givir
Upham Resolution
ST. PETE BEACH The City At the Annual Thanks-
Commissionhaselectedtorecommend giving Dinner held at
1a 1the Gulfport Senior Cen-
that Pinellas County install four te G r C
1. ter, Cail Biron, Media
permanent sand stabilization ter, Gal iron, Media
Specialist for The City
structures at Upham Beach, a beach Specialist for The City
of Gulfport, received a
known for, among other things, its
plaque for "outstanding
rapid erosion. They would replace plaque for outstanding
service to the Gulfport
the controversial t-groins currently se to te
1 Multi-Purpose Senior
in place with limestone structures Multi-Purpose Senior
Center. Susan Frank,
similar in shape. The project, which Center. Susan Frank,
S Senior Center Supervi-
would begin in 2012 at the earliest, is S r C
.sor, presented this award
expected to cost the county $4 million. sor, presented this award
to Gail for the numerous
The option the city is recommending t s
things she does to en-
narrowly beat out one that would h h
hance the programs at
have consisted of five structures and .e
the center. Whether it be
may have restricted surf break even m a
making a commercial for
more than is currently being done.ing
. 1. an upcoming event or a slides
"Time could be of the essence," said an poin event o a lie
there to help. Gafi even helps
nearby resident Bill Pyle." The funds tere to een hel
contests or games when they n
could go away. Not everyone was o h
happy with the recommendation. or the polka. Thanks Gail for
happy with the recommendation. d awrd
Sy deserved award!
Jessica Respondek, Chapter Chair of
the Suncoast Surfrider Foundation,
said that renourishment is the only
way to go. "Today, I'm here for the
taxpayer dollars and the surf," she
said, deploring how Upham Beach
has been "irrevocably altered." "When
this fails," she asked the Commission,
"do we do this a third time?"


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how for the center's anniversary, Gail is always
s the volunteers when they coordinate special
eed a particular type of music, such as the twist
all you do and congratulations on your much


Kudos to Ms. Salustri
Dear Editor: Re: the November 26-
December 2 issue of the Gabber.
Dear Ms. Salustri: I am a retired
community newspaper owner, pub-
lisher, and columnist. For over 30
years I have sponsored, and usually
judged, the national outstanding col-
umn competition in the Canadian
Community Newspapers Associa-
tion. My father and I used to muse
about publishing a paper that would
be nothing but columns.
One of the criteria for the compe-
tition I sponsor is that the winning
entries should show a little courage
and go a bit upstream.
I mention all of that just to indicate
to you that good columns are jewels I
Your column about how you are
thankful for the bad decisions you
have made is now one of the jewels in
my collection. It was fresh, thought
provoking, amusing and evoked sar-
donic nostalgia regarding some of my
own lunacies.
I also enjoyed your piece on the
Beach Theater although, as an edi-
tor, I would have insisted you be
clear about the decision Stacey Whit-
worth's father made.
My wife and I saw August Wilson's
"King Hedley II" at American Stage
Theater last winter. We thought it

was one of the finest productions we
have seen in a long time. Digital im-
aging can never replace real charac-
ters telling real stories.
Seeing that you are involved with
live theater too, is yet more evidence
to me that your bad decisions have
led to a very rich existence. I am
looking forward to seeing "A Truman
Capote Christmas" in December.
W.O. Mitchell was one of Canada's
most renowned novelists. We see
ourselves in his books. I heard him
one time railing against a reduction
in support for the arts from the Ca-
nadian federal government.
"They think they can cut funding
to the arts with ini1iunily' he said.
"They think the arts are a luxury.
They are not a luxury. They are how
we know we're not alone!"
That hit me with the power of uni-
versal truth. It also oh-so-perfectly
answered a question posed by one of
my columnists years earlier.
"What is it about the blues," she
asked, "that makes us feel so good?"
Please excuse the rave. Your col-
umn made me feel as though I know
you a bit.
Here's wishing you continued suc-
cess with your bad decisions!
David Cadogan

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Letters must be typed in upper and lower case on plain white paper or emailed to
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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.

S- for the Holidays
We pay top dollar for Gold & Silver in any condition.
Check your jewelry for unwanted or broken pieces.
r Gold is at an all time high-these items could be worth hundreds!
II "I 01 1

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
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

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.


December 9
9am 3pm
2500 34th Street S.
Located next to Kentucky Fried Chicken
Gabber December 3 December 9, 2009

Town Shores
Golf Outing
Time is running out to get your
reservation in for the next golf outing
on Saturday, December 12. Checks
made out to Terra Ceia Bay Country
Club or money must be turned in by
Monday, December 7. This outing
is open to all Town Shores men and
women residents and guests. Get your
foursome together or the committee
will pair you with another group.
December's price will be $35 and
includes golf, cart, lunch, beverages
and prizes. Check in is between 7:45-
8:05 a.m. with a shotgun start at
8:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be
available after you check in.
Please call for reservations and get
your money to any of the following
committee members: Gene Marckini
at 345-4483, Lew Lamb at 343-3046,
Chet Halgas at 384-2093 or Jim
Walters at 343-0459.

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Gabber December 3 December 9, 2009

City of Gulfport's 2007
Holiday Decorations Contest
Application Form
The thought behind the Holiday Decorations Contest is to
brighten up our City during the Holiday Season!



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.

WO I [,f 1f l O

Between November 15th and December 31 you are entitled to change your
Medicare coverage without any penalty. This includes joining or changing the
medicare prescription drug plan and/or joining a new medicare supplement plan
including the new Medicare Advantage Plan

For a "FREE" evaluation of your options call:
Medicare Specialist for over 30 years

united american msurance company

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Someth/tn on my mind
SBy Bill Northrop B_Northrop@theGabber.com

Get the Flu Shot

A s I write this article on Sun-
day, November 29, 2009, my
daughter, Mrs. Liza Beale,
lies in a Pittsburgh intensive care
unit in critical condition a victim of
the swine flu. She is 49-years-old,
and we do not know whether she will
live or die.
I write this with three purposes: to
encourage everyone to get the swine
flu vaccine if they can (it is scarce);
to pressure the U.S. government to
use more modern methods to produce
the vaccine so that there will not be
a shortage (more on this later); and
to encourage the use of Tamiflu (it is
scarce in some localities) early in the
disease, if it is indicated.
Swine flu, known scientifically as
H1N1 virus, has made two passes so
far. One was in late spring and ear-
ly summer and the second this fall.
Some areas were harder hit than oth-
ers. New York City, infected by stu-
dents who returned from Mexico, had
a relatively mild invasion. However,
Cleveland and Columbus, OH and
Pittsburgh reportedly have been hit
hard although I read that Maryland
has had 30 deaths so far. Australia
and New Zealand were hit hard in
their winter months (our summer).
Each wave has been more virulent.
A third wave is predicted for late De-
cember or early January continuing
into late winter the typical time for

influenza epidemics. This third wave
is predicted to be more virulent. Mu-
tations of the virus reported from
Norway, the Ukraine and China indi-
cate the possibility of a hemorrhagic
lung virus.
Not everyone gets the virulent form.
For millions, it has simply been the
flu harsh, but survivable. Medical
people report that almost all the flu
cases in the last month or so were
probably swine flu. The lungs are
the principal target of the virus, al-
though the virus can spread to other
organs. In my daughter's case it filled
her lungs with fluid like a sponge.
It can be spread through the air,
as well as contact, and targets chil-
dren, adolescents and young adults
and healthy older adults. Obviously,
those with health problems, particu-
larly lung problems, are more sus-
ceptible as are those who are obese.
Those born before 1950 appear to be
resistant because of prior exposure in
past epidemics. However, the fatality
rate is higher for older patients.
For those who got the virulent form,
some have died within a few days of
contracting the virus; others have
lingered longer; some have survived
after weeks in intensive care. The
fact is, the medical community knows
very little about the effect of this new
virus and what methods are effective
in treating the virulent form.

In my daughter's case, she is an
otherwise healthy adult, who got the
"flu" one weekend. Her husband had
similar symptoms. After a couple of
days, both visited a clinic and were
examined and given "meds". Both
had fevers and coughs. By Thurs-
day, her husband Bill, was getting
better. By Friday she got worse and
Friday afternoon, he took her to the
emergency room. Her lungs were, as
the hospital said, "a mess". She was
life-flighted to a Pittsburgh intensive
care unit, although with oxygen, she
felt fine. By Sunday morning, she had
to be sedated and put on a ventilator
where she remains.
Neither got the swine flu vaccine
because it wasn't available. The rea-
son that it isn't available is that the
United States is required to produce
vaccines using an egg culture which
is slow and fragile. Most of the rest
of the world uses an additive, adju-
vant, to stretch the supply. The U.S.
method is done to ensure that no one
gets the debilitating Guillain-Barre
Syndrome which was thought to be
caused (but never proved) by a 1976
swine flu vaccine. That number is so
small compared to those who have
and will contract swine flu and the
danger of that flu.
Of course, part of the problem, too, is
that there is a small group that says
all vaccines are dangerous. Then,
some of us, including me, didn't take
the epidemic seriously. Some also feel
that getting the vaccine wasn't pro-
moted strongly because there wasn't
enough to go around.
At this point, I'm convinced that the
prevalence of the swine flu has been
under reported because it is too cost-
ly and almost pointless to test every-
one. Nor, has there been a national
census of those in intensive care.
We do know that an estimated 4,000
have died and that just recently the
estimates on the number of children
who have died has tripled.
Preventative measures other than
getting the vaccine include good hy-
giene and washing your hands regu-
larly or using hand-sanitizers. The
virus lasts four to eight hours on
clothing, 24 hours on hard surfaces
and 48 hours on wet hard surfaces. It
may take one to eight days to infect
you after exposure. The vaccine may
take as long as two weeks to be fully

Gabber December 3 December 9, 2009

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

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.

Post 305
6999 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 367-1596

Dee Karaoke
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!

SulpCoutds Centen iaal
100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!

This street obviously led to the shoreline, but which one was it, and what
was its original name? Answer next week.

Think you know the answer?
Send us an email with your answer, name and
phone number to News@theGabber.com

In just 45 weeks, Gulfport will
celebrate the centennial of its incorpora-
tion, October 12, 1910. We'll be remind-
ing you every week with an interesting
old photograph from the collection of the
Historical Museum. See if you can iden-
tify the people, places, and above all the
decade of each picture as it comes along.
To make it a little bit of a challenge, we
won't publish the correct caption until the
following week.
Edna Christman first became an unsala-
ried Gulfport police officer in 1944. Her
title was "town hostess" and she was re-
sponsible for overseeing decorum at the
beach, particularly among the children.
During the war also served as a plane
spotter and practiced astrology. She
served a two-year term on council in 1946-
48, and continued her police position into
the 1950s, as shown in last week's picture.
William Jopson (police chief 1954-64 and
mayor 1967-69) is second from the right.

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S'Reilly, from front page

with O'Reilly. Council now needs
four votes to fire the city manager
if they can't provide a reason for
wanting to fire him. If O'Reilly does
something wrong, council may still
fire him with three votes.
Council also agreed to give O'Reilly
one year's severance iftheyfiredhim
without reason. O'Reilly initially
asked for two but indicated that
he would feel comfortable with less
if council needed more than three
votes to fire him without cause.
After an hour of public comment
(which largely criticized the city
for taking so long ffer is a one year
severance with a four to terminate,
I would be happy to accept it,"
O'Reilly answered.
At that, council made a motion and
voted. Only councilwoman Michele
King voted against the contract.
King later told The Gabber her
vote had nothing to do with her
confidence in O'Reilly but the terms
of the contract.
"I think O'Reilly will make an
excellent city manager. It was
just a very difficult vote in these
economic times to vote for a package
like that. It has nothing to do with
O'Reilly at all; I think he's a good
city manager and I think he will be
a good city manager," King said.
King and O'Reilly both told The
Gabber they have no problem with
one another because of the vote
and anticipate continuing a good
working relationship.

December 15
Bus Departs
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3:30 pm Sharp
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As soon as O'Reilly accepted the
contract, the audience started

Contract Highlights
-Annual salary: $108,000
- Monthly car allowance: $450
Vacation time: Four weeks a
- Other benefits: Life, health and
disability insurance, as well as a
city-paid cell phone, which O'Reilly
may use for "incidental personal"
calls, according to the contract.
- Severance pay: None if O'Reilly
dies, becomes disabled and
therefore unable to do his job, or
if he gets convicted of a felony or
crime involving moral turpitude
or dishonesty. O'Reilly will also
get no severance pay if he commits
an ethical violation, or if council
fires him for incompetence or, to
paraphrase the contract, doing
something wrong.
If council fires him for any reason
other than those listed above,
O'Reilly gets one year's pay as

He can also cash out up to 1,040
hours of his vacation leave, which
works out to 26 weeks or $54,000.
*How council can terminate
employment: If O'Reilly does
something wrong or becomes unable
to do his job, council can fire him
with a 3-2 vote. If council wants to
fire him for any other reason, four
of the five council members must
vote to fire him. This is called a

Tour Barbara
Gilberg Habitat
By Natalie Leggette
Join me on December 15 at 1 p.m.
for a tour of the park and learn how to
cover your plants for a winter freeze.
Anyone who has a group can contact
me to tour the park or I will come to
your location to give a talk on a wide
variety of topics. Please remember no
dogs are allowed in this park due to
the birds feeding on the ground.
The park is located at 1600 Pasadena
Avenue. Call 384-0701.

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First Unity Presents
Christmas Musical
First Unity Church, 460 46 Avenue
N. in St. Petersburg, will present
"A Baby ( li.in .- E .-r% liin-.: "
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 ( lin.i.-. Everything" tells
the story of three individuals in the
tiny village of Bethlehem. 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.
For more information, call 527-2222
or visit www.firstunity.org.

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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during the
past week.
Friday 11/20
Prowler- 5100 BIk 16th Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 2900 BIk 57th St. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Criminal Mischief- Veteran's Park.
Noise Complaint- 2600 BIk 54th St. S.
Trespasser- 5100 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Suspicious Person- 700 BIk Hull St.
Burglary- 700 BIk Gray St S.
Theft- 5600 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 3200 BIk 58th
St. S.
Saturday 11/21
Armed Person- 5000 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Prowler- 5100 BIk Pine Grove Terr. S.
Noise Complaint- 5400 BIk 30th Ave.
Domestic Battery- 5400 BIk 30th Ave.
Noise Complaint- 6100 Balk Pasadena
Pt. Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 5800 BIk 7th Ave.
Noise Complaint- 2800 BIk Clinton St.
Burglary- 5600 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Sunday 11/22
Burglary- 3100 BIk 56th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Noise Complaint- 5100 BIk Preston
Ave. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 5100 BIk Preston
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5800 BIk 11th
Ave. S.
Robbery- 2000 BIk 51st St. S.
Noise Complaint- 3100 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Drunk Person- 6000 BIk Tangerine
Ave. S.
Monday 11/23
Reckless Driver- 6300 BIk Pasadena
Pt. Blvd. S.
Theft- 1800 Balk 51st St. S.
Drunk Driver- 6000 BIk Tangerine Ave.
Monday 11/23
Reckless Driver- 6300 BIk Pasadena
Pt Blvd. S.
Battery- 5800 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.

Animal Complaint- 1400 BIk 53rd St.
Arrest on Warrant- 5300 BIk 13th Ave.
Burglary- 2400 BIk 49th St. S.
DUI Investigation- 4900 Blk Tangerine
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 6000 BIk 7th
Ave. S.
Tuesday 11/24
Burglary- 1600 BIk 52nd St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1300 BIk 53rd
St. S.
Robbery- 5700 BIk 17th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk 17th
Ave. S.
Drunk Person- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd.
Animal Complaint- 700 BIk 58th St. S.
Theft- 2800 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Wednesday 11/25
Domestic Battery- 2400 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 3200 BIk 56th
St. S.
Noise Complaint- 5300 BIk 21st Ave.
Theft- 5500 BIk 17th Ave. S.
Burglary- 1100 Ave. Gray St. S.
Disabled Vehicle- 5700 BIk 11th Ave.
Suspicious Vehicle- 5700 BIk 6300 BIk
11th Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 3000 BIk Clinton St.
Noise Complaint- 2200 BIk 53rd St. S.
Suspicious Person- 5600 BIk 28th
Ave. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 5900 BIk 17th
Ave. S.
Thursday 11/26
DUI Investigation- 6200 BIk 14th Ave.
Suspicious Vehicle- 5100 BIk 20th
Ave. S.
Traffic Stop-Failed to Stop- 700 BIk
58th St. S.
Open Door/Window- 5200 BIk 11th
Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 5300 BIk 8th Ave.

Noise Complaint- 2600 Blk 54th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5700 BIk Tan-
gerine Ave. S.
Street Obstruction- 5000 BIk 17th
Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 3000 BIk 54th St. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 5300 BIk 10th Ave.
Domestic Battery- 3000 BIk 54th Ave.
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Carols by Candlelight
By Jim Minder
Our Gulfport Lions Club would like
to invite you to join us on Friday,
December 18 for our 2009 Carols by
Candlelight from 7-9 p.m. We
will be singing a wide variety of
both religious as well as secular
Christmas carols from 7-9 p.m. at
our Club Den located by the Gulfport
Marina at 4630 Tifton Drive S.
We have secured the services
of Lions past District Governor
Norman Xanders to play our
Christmas carols on his musical
instruments. Many of you who have
attended one of our many pancake
breakfasts already know how good
he is. For those of you who have
never heard Norman Xander's
music before, allow me to tell you
that your are in for a treat. We will
be serving complimentary punch
as well as cakes, pies, cookies and
pastry treats. Many of you will want
to try Mabel's infamous "cheery"
crunch. Come prepared to share
your memorable past Christmas
events in between sets.
We at the Gulfport Lions Club want
to inform you about our services to
help the visually impaired before
this need presents itself so that if it
does, you know our help is available
to you and your family.
We look forward to having you
us for our Carols by Candlelight.
For more information, call me
(Jim Minder) at 866-0316. Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year

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Fight Back Against
the Creep Factor
Have you noticed your auto or home
insurance creeping up a little bit ev-
ery year? Rather than just assume
there's nothing you can do, take a
cue from our first reader tip today.
Pick up the phone, and ask the same
question she did. If you don't like
what you hear, shop around. It just
might pay off.
insurance was going up each year,
so I called our agent to see whether
there was something we could do to
reduce the premium. She verified
that we had a new roof, a security
system and deadbolts, and she noted
the age of the heating and air con-
ditioning unit. She asked whether
she could pull our insurance score,
and I gave her permission to do so.
She said we have a superior rating.

Our home insurance cost dropped by
half, and the rate on our auto insur-
ance was reduced, as well. -- Lynette
L., e-mail
AUTO PRO. I have automatic pay-
ments for our mortgage and auto
insurance taken out of our checking
account. When our paychecks hit the
bank, I pay my bills and deduct the
amounts for the mortgage and auto
insurance at that time. Even though
the money isn't taken out until a
later date, I know that I have that
money set aside and won't spend it
on something else in the meantime.
-- Birgit N., New York
I recently learned that you do not
need to be a member of Costco to
use their pharmacy. Nonmembers
can purchase prescription medica-
tions, provided they pay with debit
cards or cash. I was surprised by
how much I can save. The cheapest

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price I could find elsewhere for my
medication was $52. At Costco, the
prescription is $43.82. That kind of
savings adds up quickly. -- Mary H.,
CARD COPY. I make copies of the
fronts and backs of my credit, deb-
it, insurance and other important
cards in my wallet. I keep the cop-
ies in a few different safe places. If
any of my cards ever are misplaced
or stolen, I will have access imme-
diately to the companies' telephone
numbers so that I can have them
placed on hold or canceled. -- Kelly
C., Pennsylvania
THRIFTY PHONE. I have had a
Tracfone for years, and rarely do I
pay full price for a phone card. I of-
ten go to http://www.RetailMeNot.
com to find codes for extra minutes
and promotions. It's the cheapest
way to go! -- Debora R., Iowa
NO THANKS. I have received pack-
ages that I did not order from book
clubs or similar programs that auto-
matically enrolled me after I regis-
tered for other things. I do not pay
postage to return items that I have
not ordered. I call the company and
note the name of the person to whom
I speak. Then I write "cancel" on the
bill and put everything back in the
box. On the box, I write: "Refused.
Return to sender." Then I drop it off
at my post office. -- Sonnie, e-mail

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Apply for Sungoddess
The 2010 Festival of States,
produced by The Suncoaster's of St.
Petersburg, is pleased to announce
that applications are now being
accepted for the 54th Annual Junior
Sungoddess Scholarship Program.
The Junior Sungoddess program,
which began in 1956, is a
scholarship-based program which
recognizes high school Junior and
Senior girls in Pinellas County who
display community awareness and
involvement, academic achievement
and embody the values and poise to
represent the Festival of States as
goodwill ambassadors. Over $5,000
in scholarship awards were provided
to the winner and two runners-up
last year. Applications are available
on the Festival of States website at
All applications must be completed
and returned to the Festival Office
by January 11, 2010. Applicants
must be the daughter of a family
residing in Pinellas County with
plans to further her education after
high school and must be 16 years of
age by March 1, 2010.
The applications will be judged
on community service, academic
achievement, and three essay
questions and will be used to
determine the top 20 candidates
who will serve on the 2010 Junior
Sungoddess Court.
The 2010 Junior Sungoddess will
then be selected from the Court
based on leadership qualities,
personality, poise and their ability
to speak comfortably to the judges
and large groups.

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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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.
About The National League of Cities
The National League of Cities (NLC) is the nation's oldest and largest
organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of
opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate
for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million
Americans. To learn more about NLC, go to www.nlc.org.

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Dog and Cat Shelter
Seeks Donations
The We Care for Paws Foundation,
a non-profit dog and cat shelter,
currently houses over 45 dogs and
30 cats. Most of the animals are
unadoptable due to medical problems,
behavioral problems or old age, and
they will live out their lives in peace
at the shelter. We are always in need
of items for the animals, such as cat
condos; cat and dog treats, beds and
toys; shampoo, flea preventatives
such as Advantage or Frontline,
heartworm preventative tablets
(HeartGuard), towels and blankets.
As always, cash is needed to help pay
for medical expenses. If you would
like to donate any of these items,
please call Jan at 896-6315.

NARFE Chapter
1140 Meeting
All Federal retirees and active
Federal employees are encouraged
to attend an upcoming meeting of
NARFE Chapter 1140 that includes
the Gulf Beaches and Southern
Pinellas County. Please join us for
our meeting and luncheon. The
December meeting is being held on
Wednesday, December 16 at 11:30
at the Fountains of Boca Ciega Bay,
1255 S. Pasadena Avenue in South
Pasadena in the Key West Dining
Room. The cost for lunch is $5 and
spouses and guests are welcomed.
There willbe a discussion of up-to-date
issues particularly relevant for active
and retired Federal employees.
This will also be their Christmas/
Holiday Luncheon & Celebration
with special guest recording artist
Richie Merritt, lead singer of the
Marcels performing "Blue Moon" and
other great hits. Bring an unwrapped
gift for Toys for Tots or another needy
organization. Reservations will need
to be made in advance by calling
(727)368-8569 or 367-5256.

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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If You


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

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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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death. In addition to reducing the
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receive any income generated from
the charitable remainder trust, plus
an income tax deduction for the
charitable gift.
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Commission Votes
to Reimburse
Legal Fees
Beach City Commission, minus
Commissioner Bev Garnett, voted 3-1
to allow the city to reimburse Garnett
or legal fees she incurred while
serving on the commission. Garnett
was a named defendant in a lawsuit
filed against several defendants,
including the city, the allegedly
pro-development group Save Our
Little Village (to which Garnett
belonged prior to being elected onto
the commission) and Garnett. City
Attorney Mike Davis said that cities
can legally reimburse commissioners
who are sued as individuals under this
type of circumstance. Commissioner
Christopher Leonard expressed
support for the move, saying that
to not protect elected officials from
such costs associated with serving
in local government would diminish
citizen's interest in serving. Mayor
Mike Finnerty disagreed. "Under
these circumstances I wouldn't give
these to my mother," he said. The
suit was filed before she was in
office and the city would only cover
fees incurred while she was in office.
"It was a harrassing tactic against
me, she said, later adding, "the
reality is that this was done purely
for intimidation... They've held the
city hostage." Davis said that the
plaintiff had threatened to file suit if
the Commission voted to reimburse
Garnett. Mayor Finnerty's was the
only "no" vote on this resolution.

Maximo Center has
Community Information
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information for you. The Center,
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free "Club" for select automobiles,
free cell phones for "911" use only,
a collection point for old eyeglasses
which are used by health service
agencies, lists and free shipment of
items needed by our Armed Forc-
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while parents shopped or worked. Participants enjoyed a wide variety of ac-
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Boutique and Gift Shops
Pasadena Community Church has
three stores at one location (Pasa-
dena Avenue and Second Avenue
S.). Come see their large assortment
of Christmas decorations plus many
other gift items for sale. Thrift and
boutique are open from 9-12 Wednes-
day and Saturday. Gift store is open
from 10-2 on Wednesday only.

Legion Auxiliary 125
Needs Donations
American Legion Auxiliary 125
needs supplies to send to our troops.
Snacks (crackers, pop tarts, ('hi.p'
Ahoy, Oreos, Pringles, etc.), razors,
powdered drink mixes are being
requested by our "boys(?)". They are
also asking for Christmas items.
Donations may be dropped off at the
Post located at 6440 Fifth Avenue S.
Let's show them we care!

Ombudsman Program
Needs Volunteers
Florida's Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Program needs
volunteers tojoinitscorpsofdedicated
advocates who protect the rights of
elders residing in nursing homes,
assisted living facilities and adult
family care homes. The program's
local councils are seeking additional
volunteers to identify, investigate
and resolve residents' concerns.
Special training and certification is
All interested individuals who care
about protecting the health, safety,
welfare and rights of long-term care
facility residents -- who often have no
one else to advocate for them -- are
encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-
0404 or visit the program's Web site
at http://ombudsman.myflorida.com.

Rotary Club of
St. Petersburg
The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg
Suncoast meets every Tuesday at
noon at Gigi's Restaurant, 6852
Gulfport Boulevard (Pasadena
Shopping Center). Upcoming guest
speakers are Linda Ruescher, Lupus
Foundation; Susanne Andrew,
"Stress Reduction" and much more.
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For more information, please
contact Jerome Hendrickson at 727-

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 and experienced 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
contact Dena Lebowitz at denaleb@
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A Little Help at Christmas from The Gabber and the
City of Gulfport
By Ken Reichart
This Christmas, The Gabber wants to
try and let one little dog help a needy
Gulfport has strong ties to animals.
Look at how many rescue groups have
events in this city as well as how many people
in Gulfport have a soft spot for animals, from
the Davis family, who takes in needy rabbits, to
the hundreds of people who have pets of their
own that they love. With the economy not as
great as it could be, many families need help to
make ends meet, but charities aren't getting as

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much money because of the economy,
That's where Calypso comes in. She's
a two-year-old long hair black and
tan dachshund who lives with one of
our writers. She is, we think, pretty
darn cute. So much so that we've
entered her in the Hallmark Hall
of Fame's Cutest Dog of the Season
contest. If she wins, The Gabber will
give $1,000 to a local family. The city
of Gulfport will help us decide who
pp. gets the money. And, $1,000 will go
to Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay.
Because the contest has thousands of
entries- some with over 30,000 votes-
we need the help of every person who
reads this. Please go online and vote
for Calypso. You can vote every day.
The link is available on The Gabber's
web site, www.TheGabber.com. Scroll
to Calypso's photo.
The contest ends December 15, so
please vote today and implore your
friends and family to do so as well.
Thank you, and Merry Christmas
from all of us at The Gabber

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Youth Symphony
Holiday Concerts
Young musicians from Pinellas
County will herald in the Pinellas
Youth Symphony's 52nd Anniversary
Holiday Season with two concerts.
The Holiday Chamber Ensembles
Concert will be held on Saturday,
December 12 at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd
Hall (1111 McMullen Booth Road in
Clearwater). Admission is $10 adults
and $2 for children and students.
Performing groups includes String,
Woodwind and Brass Ensembles.
The Holiday Orchestra Concert will
be held on Sunday, December 13 at
4 p.m. at the Palladium Theater (253
Fifth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg).
Admission is $8 adults and $2
children and students. Tickets are
available at the Palladium box office.
Performing groups includes Pinellas
Youth Symphony, Serenade Strings,
Pinellas Youth Philharmonic and
Symphonic Strings. Top student
musicians from the county and
state are well represented in these
Visit www.pysmusic.org or call the
PYS voicemail at 7272-438-3149.

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City Buys Sewer Trailer
GULFPORT- The city will buy an
emergency sewer unclogger, called
a Tandem Axle Trailer, for just over
$56,000. The item, budgeted for in
the city's annual budget, will serve as
an emergency sewer cleaner for clogs
and is called a jet rodder. It replaces
the existing jet rodder, which the city
has had for about eight years.
The city budgeted $70,000 for this

Dave Steinke To
Serve on Historic
Preservation Committee
GULFPORT- David Steinke will
now serve as the alternate member
on the city's Historic Preservation
Committee. Steinke replaces
alternate member, Andre Keith
Sander, who could not complete his
term. The term will expire in April

City Vies for Tradewinds
Commission voted unanimously
to support the TradeWinds Island
Resort in its attempt to host the 2012
National Association of Regional
Councils Conference. If the resort,
located on St. Pete Beach, hosts the
conference, commissioners say that
the event could attract around 500
people to the area. This, they say,
would boost business in the area in
general and therefore benefit the
overall economy.

City Approves
Holiday Bonuses
ST. PETE BEACH Citing "no pay
raises, no merit raises and no cost-of-
living raises," the City Commission
elected to award city employees
Christmas bonuses in the amount
of $250 for full-time employees and
$125 for part time city employees.
City manager Mike Bonfield told the
commission that higher revenues
and reduced expenditures resulted
resulted in this opportunity. "We
ended (fiscal year 2008-2009) with
approximately $450 thousand to the
good," he said.

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St. Pete Beach
Community Club
St. Pete Beach Community Club
will hold their annual Christmas
party on Tuesday, December 15
at 12 noon at the Warren Webster
Building, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way.
They will exchange a $5 gift with
those who wish to do so and have a
covered lunch.
St. Pete Beach Community Club
provides recreational activities and
assists with civic projects. New
members are welcome. You do not

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have to be a resident of St. Pete
Beach to join. The club meets every
third Tuesday of the month at noon
from September through June. Call
363-9245 for 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.

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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!)
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.
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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.
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Jewish Genealogical
Society to Meet
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
of the 10th year of the Society's
existence and will include lighting
of the candles to celebrate the third
night of Hanukkah. Refreshments
will be served appropriate to the
Hanukkah holiday and will be
followed by a S.h..\\ and Tell"
segment by members Lynn Arroya,
Carol Jaffe, Deborah Radstrom,
Barbara Smith and Linda Zolinsky,
all of whom have experienced
a breakthrough or an amusing
incident in their personal research.
Each will relate the circumstances
of their experience and the success
or failure of their effort. These "show
and tells" will provide insight and
give encouragement to others on how
they too can achieve success in their
family research. Bring a success or
interesting research story with you,
and tell us about it.
Anyone interested in learning how
to do Jewish genealogical research
is invited to attend. Beginners as
well as experienced researchers are
welcome. For further information
on the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Tampa Bay or directions to
the meeting call Sally Israel at

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Nominate for Women's
Opportunity Award
Soroptimist International ofHoliday
Isles is accepting nominations for
the Women's Opportunity Award.
Eligible applicants must be women
who provide the primary financial
support for their families, and who
are enrolled in or have been accepted
to a vocational/skills training
program or an undergraduate
degree program. Applicants must
demonstrate financial need, and
cannot have already earned an
undergraduate degree. Only
residents of Pinellas County may
apply to our local club.
The deadline is December 15,
2009. Applications may be obtained
online at http://soroptimist.org/
pdf/woaonlineapp.pdf and must be
mailed to : SIHI P.O. Box 66073 St.
Pete Beach, FL 33736 or e-mailed
to: siholidayisles@soroptimist.net.

USCG Safe Boating
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 78 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
any Tuesday and finish 13 weeks
later or take up to 2 years to finish.
Classes include: "Piloting Your
Boat-Part A" December 8; "Piloting
Your Boat-Part B" December 15;
Christmas vacation December 22
and 29.
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because Zak was military, held special meaning to him. He and Nicole chatted
online and then agreed to meet at an ice cream shop in Madeira Beach. They
ended up walking the beach and talking until after 2 a.m. After texting and
mailing all week, the following Saturday they went out on a second date, going
to the movies. By the third date, Zak had fallen totally in love with Nicole, so on
the beach that night he asked her a question he had had on his mind.
"He asked me to marry him, and I just laughed at him," Nicole smiled at the
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in her eyes. I knew I wanted to marry her right then. People kept telling me it
would be hard, especially with her four kids. But I said if I can survive the Army,
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article in the St. Pete Times about the
couple and decided then and there to
donate the hall for the reception. She
was so happy to be able to help.
"I just thought this was a way for
Phillip and me to give back to our
soldiers. They needed a space for a
reception and we had one. Carol, the
groom's mom, is a nursing student
here so we knew we were helping one
of our own. Phillip and his family are
retired military, so it just fit for us. It
worked out great!"
The hall was beautifully decorated
with a giant 13 foot Christmas
tree and long banquet tables.
The Reeds offered full use of the
facilities, including the massive
kitchen. Relatives brought food and
One woman, Heidi Wincek, drove
all the way from Palm Harbor and
brought food to donate to the reception
dinner. She had been to the VA for a
sick relative earlier that day and felt
it was important to help, even though
she didn't know the couple at all.
"I want to support my troops and I
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struggle to put on a wedding. I saw
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wanted to help. So here I am.
The newly married Lewis' looked
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picture after picture of them. The
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wistful, contented smile on his face.
I asked him if he wanted children
of his own. He looked at them and
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Society to Meet
Massachusetts Society will meet on
Wednesday, December 9 at 1 p.m. at
The Lions Club, 4630 Tifton Drive in
Gulfport. They will have a Yankee
Swap. Bring a wrapped gift ($5-$7),
no tags. All Bay State neighbors and
friends are cordially invited to take
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Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting
Ceremony will be held on Saturday,
December 5 at the Treasure Island
Community Center and Park, Gulf
Blvd. at 106th Ave. There will be a
parade sponsored by the Treasure
Island Chamber of Commerce at
4:30 p.m. which starts at Treasure
Bay Golf and Tennis Center, 10315
Paradise Boulevard, down 107th
Ave. around the Clock Tower to 1st
Street East, right on 106th Ave. to
the Community Center. The parade
will feature Santa and Mrs. Claus,
the Admiral Farragut Band, antique
cars, floats, various local clubs and
organizations and much more. After
the parade, children will be able to
visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus
at the Community Center and join
Santa Claus and Mayor Minning in
the lighting of all the City's holiday
decorations at approximately 6 p.m.
Additional activities will include face
painting and balloon twisting elves;
singing Jack Frost; juggling snow
flake; holiday choir and much more
Refreshments will be served. The
event is free to the public.
Santa's Mailbox continues through
December 15. Santa will answer
letters from all boys and girls who
drop off or mail letters to his mailbox
located in front of the Treasure Island
City Hall at 120 108th Avenue.
Santa's elves remind everyone to have
a return address on their letters.
The Christmas Boat Parade and
Holiday Celebration is scheduled
for Sunday, December 13 at the
Treasure Island Tennis and Yacht
Club, 400 Treasure Island Causeway.
The Holiday Celebration begins
at 4:30 p.m. with the Boat Parade
leaving the Yacht Club at 6:20 p.m.
Bring a new toy to the Recreation
Department at City Hall or Treasure
Bay on Paradise Boulevard between
December 1 through December 11 to
receive a pass to watch the parade
from a spectacular vantage point and
participate in the events at the Yacht
Club. The toys will be donated to the
Edwards Family Foundation. Holiday
music and complimentary hot dogs,
chowder, hot cider and cookies will be
served poolside. Santa will make an
appearance. A rain date is scheduled
for Monday, December 14. For
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additional information, please call
the Yacht Club at (727) 367-4511.

City of Gulfport Holiday
Decorations Contest
Gulfport residents, are you ready to
get in the holiday spirit and brighten
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
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Gulfport Beach November Water Quality Report
By Cathy Salustri
Each week the City of Gulfport tests the water quality
in the waters off Gulfport Beach. Gulfport has contracted
with the City of St. Petersburg for the tests.
Every month The Gabber publishes the results of those
tests. If, at any time, the tests show that the water qual-
ity poses a health risk, the City of Gulfport will issue a
Health Advisory. Gulfport typically receives test results
within a week of taking the sample.
Currently, the City tests for two things: enterococcus and
fecal coliform. Scientists consider enterococcus a common
bacteria found in animal and human intestines, and, re-
sultingly, in human and animal excrement. Federal stan-
dards used to require agencies to measure water quality
by the amount of fecal coliform along public beach waters
but recently have replaced fecal coliform with enterococ-
cus as the standard. Fecal coliform also comes from the Sample
waste of warm-blooded animals, including humans. Enterococcus Fecal Coliform
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"good", "moderate", or "poor". Enterococcus of less than 35 November 10 2 7
parts per 100 milliliter and fecal coliform of less than 199 November 17 12 7
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Excerpts heard at the December 1, 2009

Gulfport City Council Meeting

Public Comment & Council Quotes

"The city attorney has certainly gotten better look-
ing since yesterday!" -Jim Greenwald, about the Salz-
man firm's replacement of interim attorney Salzman with
interim attorney Caitlin Sirico

"I went to Pinellas Park and looked at their bench
signs and one word describes them: ugly."-Margarete
Tober, about the proposed bench sign ordinance that she
said she heard was based on the Pinellas Park program.
The city will discuss the ordinance at the December 15

"I do think that you should consider... making it
available just to nonprofit groups." -Jennifer Salmon,
about the bench sign ordinance

"I have it on my television all the time: John Morgan
and Morgan and Morgan. The last thing I want to see
when I come out of my house is him." -Jerry O'Reegan,
about the proposed bench sign ordinance

"Are we looking for one other than the two who are
kind of swapping off every now and then?" John
Freiberger, about the police chief position

"It was a phenomenal event. We had sailors from all
over the world." -Bob Feckner, about the recent multi-
hull regatta, the 2009 Global Challenge

"We've got karaoke this year. I want to see you, Mr.
Mayor." -Lori Rosso, about tonight's Chamber mixer at
the Casino

"In order to save money in the long run and possi-
bly the health of our employees, I believe we need to
address the cause of the problem." -Vice-Mayor Bob
Worthington, about the mold problem in city hall

"Where are we with the Governance group that is
supposed to be investigating? I believe they've been
given an inordinate amount of time."-Vice-Mayor Bob
Worthington, about the city attorney position

"If you're going to give to a charity this season, give
to this one. If you're going to give to a charity, consid-
er giving at home."-Councilmember Michele King, about
Operation Santa, which gives to Gulfport families
"Maybe we should invite the water management
district also." -Councilmember Sam Henderson, about
Councilmember Michele King's suggestion that council
invite the Tampa Bay Estuary Program to discuss its
report on Clam Bayou and Vice-Mayor Bob Worthington's
idea that council also address the Southwest Florida Water
Management District's 1995 report on Clam Bayou
"Be sure you get your tickets. It goes from January
9th through the 24th. You'll see some of your friends
and neighbors in the cast, including yours truly.
Little Elizabeth Brown Worthington is playing her
five-times great aunt... you'll also see the mayor and
the city manager on the stage." -Councilmember Judy
Ryerson, about the upcoming Gulfport: The Musical
"That ought to be good-we can go from a musical to
a comedy."-Mayor Mike Yakes, about his upcoming ap-
pearance in Gulfport: The Musical
"I'm not satisfied with Governance...I am asking
them to come to the next meeting we have here and
give us a full report." -Mayor Mike Yakes, about the
search for a city attorney and the consulting firm the city
hired to address the
"It's great that they're coming. Unfortunately, this
will be their third trip to Gulfport and they charge
us traveling expenses. I don't think we need to keep
enduring the expense." -Vice-Mayor Bob Worthington,
about Governance
"I am proposing to them is that they come down on
their dime, not ours."-Mayor Mike Yakes, about Gover-
"We're not closed Friday and Monday; we'll be op-
erating out of council chambers." -City Clerk Lesley
DeMuth, about the comment that the Clerk's office would
be closed for mold treatment.

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By Cathy Salustri

Cherry Crusted Nut Bars

You know, you've got to hand it to
Gulfport's mayor, Mike Yakes. The
city has some true cherry-crusted
nut bars, and this guy doesn't even
blink. If you've watched Gulfport
council meetings, you know who
I mean. For those of you outside
Gulfport, if you've watched any
council meetings anywhere in the
world, you have your own nut bars.
No matter what these people say,
Mayor Mike keeps a straight face.
No matter how ridiculous their
request, he nods thoughtfully. He
addresses most of their concerns.
It's really a shame that the
people addressing council cannot
offer the same level of respect.
Somewhere along the way, people
have started to believe that it is
ethically acceptable to treat elected
and appointed officials like idiots,
criminals, or both. People are rude,
accusatory, and condescending, and
exhibit behavior often found when a
three year-old has a tantrum.
Here's a sample of what you might
see and hear at council.
Tuesday night one lady who may or
may not need medicine that she may
or may not be taking accused the
city of ethics violations, interrupting
the city's clerk's response to her
question, and standing up in the
middle of the attorney's response
to insinuate the attorney didn't
understand the Sunshine Law. In
the past this woman repeatedly
accused an acting city clerk of
hiding records, the interim attorney
of ongoing unethical behavior, and
the council in general of behaving
unethically. She does not understand
the Sunshine Law, yet she insists
on spouting out her twisted version
of the law as if it were fact.
One man continues to accost
council about the city's decision to
allow a smoker restaurant on 49th
Street. He continues to obsessively
accuse council of polluting the
air and poisoning him, despite a
marked lack of evidence. He wrote

a letter to The Gabber referencing
the smoke going up to the heavens
and raining down on the pirates.
Trust me, I'm nowhere near "well-
adjusted" myself, but from what I've
seen, yelling at council and accusing
them of poisoning people isn't how
well-adjusted people handle their
Others accuse the elected
councilmembers of conspiring
to make secret deals or violate
Sunshine laws. Mike just sits there,
stoic, and looks at them like these
people aren't in competition for the
cover of the Fruit Loops box.
Attention, nut bars: listen up, and
listen good. I'll say it slowly so you
don't miss anything.
Gulfport is great, and I know you
love it. I do, too, but I do realize
something you seem to be missing:
Gulfport ain't Chicago. Nothing here
is worth the level of conspiracy you
suggest. The mayor is not making
any secret deals, no one is trying to
poison anyone, and no, even though
I think sometimes she does get a
little fiscally-obsessive about the
city's finances, Michele King isn't
trying to sell Veteran's Park to a
mall developer. You people want to
make this city into a John Grisham
novel, and it just isn't that kind
of place. The entire council could
conspire to sell every city block
to developers and Clam Bayou to
Waste Management and it wouldn't
net enough money to matter.
Oh, I'm not saying things that
are inappropriate don't happen,
because I believe that they do, and
whether you believe us or not, we do
look for those things. We just need
to be somewhat responsible about
what we print, so that rules out just
about everything I've mentioned
above as a viable news item.
I've gotten to know four of the
five councilmembers pretty well,
and while I frequently disagree
with them, I can say to you that
each really does want to do what

they believe is best for Gulfport.
Sometimes they're misguided and
sometimes they're so passionate
that it can get tiresome, but they
really do want to see good things in
your city.
While we're on the topic, please
remember that just because
you stand up at council and say
something over and over again
doesn't make it true, and it certainly
doesn't mean council has to act on it.
I know that's a hard pill to swallow,
but give it a shot. Sometimes what
you're saying is just so completely
out there that the most prudent
thing for council to do is ignore you.
Some of you seem to be operating
within the confines of your own
reality and, well, to be frank, we're
just not ready to board the train to
Crazy Town, Population: You.
Also, let's take a hard look at city
council, but instead of looking for
the secret deals and malfeasance,
let's look at some of the good they
do and have done since before
they ran for office. Mike's raised
something like 27 children that
weren't biologically his and Judy's
volunteered just about everywhere
someone can volunteer in the
two and half square miles that is
Gulfport. Bob would have heart
palpitations if he couldn't give
time to CERT and before that the
volunteer fire department, and
Michele will take up just about any
benevolent cause and work towards
it just because she thinks it's the
right thing to do. Sam? Well, Sam's
new and he hasn't really been as
receptive to The Gabber as the rest
of council, but I'm sure he must do
something of value as well.
Finally, try treating council and
staff with a lot more respect.
They've got a hard enough job
without you treating them like
pedophiles. "Public session" isn't
a license to treat people like dirt,
and despite how some of you treat
your council, they are people.
Your behavior embarrasses me on
behalf of carbon-based life forms
So lay off, would you? These are
people like you and I-well, maybe
a little more sane than a handful of
you-just doing the best they can.

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One of the best things about Florida in December is the
profusion of lighted boat parades. Cities up and down
the Gulf Coast indulge in this holiday-themed event
revolves around a series of boats, literally lit up like
Christmas trees that make their way through a leg of the
Intracoastal Waterway. Festivities usually ensue among
boaters as well as spectators, who can watch the parade
from a variety of spots along the waterfront. Here are a
few of the places and times you can catch one of these -or,
if you're really ambitious, catch all or most of them. Most
occur on different days, which means that you can see
more than one this holiday season.

Saturday, Dec. 5
St. Pete Beach. Held in conjunction with South Pasadena,
this holiday boat parade goes from 6 to 9pm. It starts at
Merry Pier in Pass-A-Grille and heads north. Those who
check this one out from the shores of the SPB Community
Center can also witness the city's tree-lighting ceremony
and holiday celebration. As of press time, no boats have
officially registered for this one, even though the boat that
sports the most impressive decorations will win $1,000.
Questions? Call 367-2735.

Wednesday, Dec. 9
Tierra Verde. This midweek installment of this most
excellent celebration of both boats and Christmas lights
goes from 6 to 9pm, and is visible from Tierra Verde's miles
of waterfront.

Saturday, Dec. 12
Gulfport. This one starts at the Marina and goes around
the bay, toward St. Petersburg. It then turns around and
heads past Gulfport Pier, Town Shores and Pasadena Yacht
and Country Club before heading back to the Marina. Check
it out from 6 to 9pm. Spot the passing boats from various
waterfront spots throughout Gulfport. Call 893-1000 for

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Downtown St. Petersburg. Beginning at 6:30pm, this
gigantic celebration is also known as the Bruce Watters
Jewelers Illuminated Boat Parade. It will feature the most
fabulous boats in town, decked to the brim with dazzling
holiday lights. The best place to view this one is from St.
Pete's extensive downtown waterfront, like Spa Beach, for
example, where a holiday celebration will run from 3 to
10pm. Call 821-6443 for more details.
Sunday, Dec. 13
Treasure Island. The illuminated boats will leave the
Treasure Island Tennis & Yacht Club at 6:20pm. If you
bring a new toy to the Recreation Department at City Hall
or Treasure Bay on Paradise Boulevard from now until
December 11 you will get a pass to the best spot in town for
viewing the parade. The toys will be donated to the Edwards
Family Foundation. The Yacht Club celebration will also
feature cider, corn chowder and other items to warm you
up. Call the Yacht Club at 367-4511 for more details.
Saturday, Dec. 19
Madeira Beach. There'll actually be two boat parades in
the water this evening. The first, which consists of smaller
boats, starts at John's Pass at 6:15pm and heads north,
making its way through all of the channels before ending
at the Tom Stuart Causeway. The second starts at 6:30 and
will consist of larger boats, which will not be entering the
canals. It starts at the Tom Stuart and will end at John's
Pass. Both will end at 8:30pm. For more information call
Indian Rocks Beach. Madeira Beach boat parade
attendees who are so inclined can then high tail it up to
Indian Rocks for this northern installment of the lighted
boat parade. Call City Hall at 595-2517 for more details.

Sunday, Dec. 20
Redington Beach/Indian Shores. This Redington-
Indian Shores joint will happen from 6 to 10pm and, as of
press time, serves as the last installment of this year's boat
parade series. Call 391-3875 to find out more.

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Craft Fairs and Holiday Bazaars

There is no getting around it: cookie cutter Christmas gifts are generally
lame, some books and music aside. For the most part the appeal is more
on the part of the giver than the receiver, and it comes in the form of
convenience. To take it to a cheesy extreme, items made by hand tend to
have exponentially more heart. Of course, finding the perfect handcrafted
items for those on your list is likely to be quite a time-consuming process.
Luckily, however, there are tons of options this year when it comes to craft
fairs and holiday bazaars. Here are a few of the Tampa Bay area's best bets
for those of you who want to give original gifts this year. We're including
some options from greater Tampa Bay because we couldn't resist, but we
know that there are many other quality craft fairs and bazaars out there.

Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 5 & 6.
St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival. This one's coming up quickly. It will
feature hand-crafted jewelry, spa items and gifts for pets, among other things.
Plus it's got the appeal of being proximal to the shops and eateries of Corey
Avenue as well as the beach. This event, now in its 15th year, is free and goes
from 10am to 5pm both days.

Saturday, Dec. 6.
Gulfport Holiday Hoopla. This is the quintessential Gulfport holiday festival.
Beach Boulevard will be packed with vendors and entertainers, plus the shops
will of course be open for those interested in taking a leisurely stroll. Available
goods will range from clothing andjewelry to wood and glass d6cor. Plus there'll
be tons of live music, carolers and street performers. What mall has street
performers? Holiday Hoopla goes from 11am to 8pm along Beach Boulevard.

Saturday, Dec. 12.
Downtown St. Pete. 22nd Annual Deck the Halls Sale. Located at 501 Central
Ave., this sale features locally-made holiday decorations. All proceeds benefit
the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, so, you know. All items are $5, and cash
and checks are accepted (no plastic). It starts at 5:30pm and goes up until
8:30pm. Call 821-7391 to find out more.

Saturday, Dec. 13.
Boyd Hill, Christmas Jamboree. This is the Pioneer Settlement's holiday
offering. It will feature carols, crafts and other festive accoutrements. Goes
from 10am to 4pm. For more info on this old-timey celebration call 893-7326.

Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 12 & 13.
Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Atomic Holiday Bazaar. Yes, this is all the
way on the other side of the Sunshine SIky\.y, but for those interested in
checking out one the Tampa Bay region's most interesting holiday bazaars this
one is a must. This is not the kind of thing you'd see in Wasilla, so those seeking
God's eye Christmas ornaments and sweatshirts featuring iron-on poinsettias
may want to save themselves a trip. This one features dozens of mold-busting
crafters as well as food, drink and entertainment. Saturday night's installment,
which takes place from 5 to 11:30pm, is for grown-ups only and will feature a
burlesque performance (18+; $7 admission). Sunday will be more of an all-ages
event and goes from noon to 6pm. Admission is $5, and children under 12 get
in free. Visit atomic
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Saturday, Dec. 12.
Cuban Club, Ybor City. WMNF's Annual Holiday Bazaar. Not only is WMNF
one of the coolest media outlets in town, but they also put on some killer events
within the community. This event will feature a wide variety of vendors selling
locally-crafted wares including soaps, jewelry, glass, and knitting as well as
records, CDs and books. Plus: live music all day. This event goes from 8:30am
to 5pm. Admission is $3. Call (813) 238-8001 to find out more.

Beta Sigma Phi
Sunshine City Council will hold
the annual Christmas Brunch on
Saturday, December 5 at Banquet
Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas
Park at 10 a.m. The committee is
planning a fun morning of celebrating
the beginning of the season. Members
are requested to bring non-perishable
food items for the St. Giles Food
Beta Sigma Phi is an international
sorority which provides women with
a social and cultural outlet. The 12
chapters of Sunshine City council
meet at various times depending on
the chapter format. Chapters may
participate and support a variety
of service project in the area. If you
would like to learn more about Beta
Sigma Phi, please contact Sharon
Melton at 595-9625.
Laureate Epsilon Theta's next
regular meeting will be held on
Wednesday, December 9 at the home
of Joyce Keller at 7 p.m. Val Rankin
will present the program. This will be
the annual Christmas Party meeting
and members will bring a variety
of sweets and non-sweet items to
sample. An exchange of "Beta Buddy"
(secret sister) gifts will take place.
The chapter sweetheart will be voted
on and crowned at this meeting.
The Annual Couples' Christmas
Social fill be held on Saturday,
December 12 at the home of Sharon
and Rogers Ingram. The meal will
be prepared by hostesses Val Rankin
and Sharon Ingram. There will be an
ornament exchange among the ladies
and the men will exchange a variety
of snack food items.
Wishing everyone a very happy
holiday season. For more information
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The St. Petersburg Chapter of the
Michigan Association of Retired
School Personnel will meet at 11:30
a.m. on Tuesday, December 8 at the
Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34 Street N.
Emma Florescu who has played with
the Detroit Symphony Orchestra,
will present a program of violin
music. Bring a small, unwrapped
inexpensive toy or game to be given
to an organization for distribution to
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The Life of Mike Corcoran Honored by Boca Ciega High School
Gulfport Little
League Little S orsboard
By Leigh Clifton
By Leigh Clifton
4 Basketball
Gulfport Little League honored Girls Varsity
one of its "own" last week, as the 1 11/27/09
organization unveiled a plaque Boca Ciega....................64
honoringMike Corcoranwasinstalled Gulf High.........................49
on the wall of the concession's stand 11/28/09
at the Little League field. Corcoran,
a long time Little League supporter Boca Ciega...........................61
and friend to many, died suddenly of Indian Rocks Christian.54
an aneurism earlier this year. More 11/30/09
than 50 people, including Corcoran's Boca Ciega......................... 57
wife Darlene, their daughter Emily Largo ..............................22
and their two sons, Mayor Mike Girls Junior Varsity
Yakes, Councilman Sam Henderson 11/30/09
and two-time Olympic Gold Medal Boca Ciega.........................58
Winner Softball player Michele Largo ................................5
Smith attended the ceremony. Boys Varsity
Gulfport Little League President Councilman Sam Henderson stands with the 11/24/09
John Harker had wonderful praise Corcoran family next to the plaque on the wall Boca Ciega.........................65
for Corcoran. "He was a great friend, of the concessions stand. The plaque reads Clearwater .........................61
a great cOn these fields and in his life, this man gaverwater.
a great oah ad he wored eally fully of himself to the youth of our community 11/27/09
hard for Little League. Everybody through the game of baseball." Boca Ciega ........................74
loved him," he said, tearing up at the Palmetto Ridge ..................53
memory. "In fact," Harker said, "on
the weekend of December 11, Northeast is going to donate the $50.00 entrance 11/28/09
fee from their Major and Minor Softball and Junior Baseball tournaments to Boca Ciega..........67
SBoca Ciega.........................67
the Corcoran family."
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The gathering of friends was a fitting tribute to a life well-lived, but tragically
cut short. Contributions are being accepted by Regions Bank in Mike Corcoran's Boys Junior Varsity
name or can be made by visiting the Gulfport Little League's website at 11/24/09
GulfportLL.net. Boca Ciega.........................45
Clearwater...................... 78

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Locks of Love fall for Gina Burke
By Leigh Clifton

They say the true worth
and character of a person
can be judged by the love of
their friends; it that's true,
then Gina Burke is a woman
well-loved, by this Gulfport
community and far beyond.
On Sunday morning, people
who didn't know her or had
only read her story in The
Gabber about her courage
in the face of illness, lined
up in front of Salon M, on
Beach Blvd in Gulfport to
get haircuts, massages and
manicures. They didn't line
up out the door and onto the
porch of the salon because
the services were on sale;
they lined up to donate the
cost of those services to a
woman most hadn't even
met. Some were survivors
with inspiring stories that
only others who have lived
through the hell that cancer
is can understand. Some
were from Tampa, some from
Madeira Beach and some
way beyond the Gulfport city
limits. Some were her friends,
most did not know her. But if
love and compassion can be
measured by the amount of
hair on a salon cutting room
floor, then Gina is indeed
a treasured friend among
"We've had full chairs all
day, since 10:45," said Angie
Alsina, whose mother Bobbie
was sitting in Salon M's
owner Marta Woodhead's
chair. Angie was volunteering
manning the front desk,
where she showed a notebook
with all the names of people
who had already been in.
There were pages after pages
of names. She says that
people were there at 10:45;
they had coffee and waited
for the doors to open at 11.
Tamp a stylist Tina McIntosh,
a good friend of Gina's, is
pulling Gina's daughter
Allie's long brown hair into
a pony tail. Allie is sitting
in a salon chair, looking
all business, although her
naturally wide smile belied

Gina's daughter Allie holds up her newly liberated ponytail, while older
sister Zoe smiles. Younger sister Lula can be seen in the background (left)
getting her hair cut and watching it all.

her serious intent.
"Ahhh, eight inches," she
measured and smiled. "That's
the minimum length for hair
Allie is donating her
hair to Locks of Love, an
organization that makes
wigs for cancer victims who
lose their hair due to chemo
treatments. Allie is ten and
it's a big deal to cut off your
hair. She doesn't flinch. When
Tina gives her the pony tail,
minus the person, she holds
it up proudly. It's what she
can do for her mom and she
is proud.
Tina is wearing a shirt
that says 'Viva la Cure';
its' from her salon, Shear
Art, in Tampa, who threw
her a benefit after she was
diagnosed in July with breast
cancer. She was 43.
"If the current rules about
mam-mograms had been
in place in July when I was
diagnosed, I would be dead by
now. I found my lump myself
and then had a mammogram
which confirmed it." Tina
is thoughtful about her
statement; it is so matter of
The fact that Tina and Gina
are fellow cancer victims
seems a bit strange, until you
realize that approximately

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one in eight women will
get breast cancer in their
lifetime. Looking around
the salon, its' hard not to get
scared about statistics that
are alarmingly accurate.
Tina and Marta are friends,
so when Tina asked fellow
stylist and Salon M owner
Marta Woodhead about a
place to hold a cut-a thon
fundraiser, Marta never
"I said, with a business,
you have an opportunity to
do good things for people,"
Marta said. "I think it's our
obligation to help if we can."
Marta doesn't even know
Gina; just met her that
Sunday for the first time. But
woman always bond together
in crises; the crowded salon
was an out-loud testament to
Even Gina got into a new
style on Sunday. She had
visiting stylist Darlene
Loder from Madeira Beach,
cut her blond hair into a
cute, pixie cut. Darlene owns
Salon Darlene Marie. She
also knows Tina, so when she
called, Darlene was there at
11 am. There was already a
line out the door.
Gina loves the new do, but
is quietly resigned to the fact
that she will probably lose

her hair... and soon...
"They told me that on day 17
of chemo, it will all fall out,"
she said, almost serenely.
"That's next Sunday. For
some reason, they have this
down to almost an exact
science. So my mom is now
in charge of my headgear,"
she laughed. "I put her in
charge of that because she
was a pit pushy with the
nurse at Moffitt and all I
could think of was that if she
upset the nurse, they might
not treat me too well! But my
nurse Susan is fabulous, my
mom gets to buy me scarves
for my head and everyone is
balanced out! Who knows? I
may even go bald; it might be
Gina has an unflappable
single mindedness of
purpose that is amazing to
see. She has an amazing,
upbeat attitude but even she
admits sometimes its' hard
to maintain it all the time.
T.II.iy is a good day," she
says, referringtoherreactions
to chemo treatments. "Last
week was tough, but now
I'm getting the routine down.
Now, I'll know that I'll only
have one real bad week, then
two good ones. I can live with
that. There's been some pain
with the port surgery, but I
can manage it." Gina says
all this with a smile that
lights up the room; she is
like an angel among the rest.
She shows no pain, only a bit
of grateful weariness as the
morning rolls on.
"All of these people here,
it's overwhelming that the
community would come
together for someone they
don't even know! Everybody
has a story; they all know
someone who's had cancer
or is a survivor. They tell
me that's why they came
today. It's amazing that such
a horrible disease can bring
out the best in people."
At last count, the cut-a
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Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632.

Affordable Redecorating
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Yourre-upholstery specialist
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
HAVING A PARTY?- Rent-A-Hand will assist
you with servers and clean-up. Lic. # 5842.
Call 347-3424.
Licensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 522-
4562 or Cell 410-5419.
PEDICURES- If you can't reach your toes, call
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1996 DODGE D-100 1/2 TON- 318 8 Cyl, Re-
built Transmission, Good Body, White, With
Title. $100 o.b.o. Call JC 343-3339. 601 74th
St. N. St. Pete.
CASH PAID FOR CARS- Prices Subject to
Steel Market Value. 727-328-8004.
Servicing most Brands of Scooters since 2003.
ASE techs. Scooter Escapes, 1450 1 st Ave. N.
UP TO $500
Paid For Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans. 727-458-
3721, 727-458-7710.

4 KITCHEN CHAIRS-Matching, $20 all 4, 3
Table Lamps, $5 each, 2 Matching Pressboard
File Drawers, $30/Both. 321-5305.
erator, 22 cu. ft. w/ bottom freezer. Whirlpool
Range, glass top, self clean.
Whirlpool Microwave/hood combination. All
Bisque color. Call 546-0223
2 END TABLE LAMPS- $40/Set. Ivory Color,
Like New. 727-798-2054.
Scratches, Broken Legs, Cabinet Glass, Split
Seems, Etc. 23Yrs Experience. Affordable.
Town Shores Discount. 813-558-0646, 727-

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A Few Others. $3 Each. 727-344-3937.
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
digital controls) $70. Boat Chair w/pedestal,
swivable/adjustable, $40, JVC Stereo, Large
Speakers, Phono, Receiver, Cassette Player/
Recorder, $60. Chevy Astro Van Rear Bench
Seat, $50. 727-329-9922.
FINE JEWELRY FOR-Christmas. Emeralds,
Pearls and Diamonds. 727-381-9709.
MONIER LIFE TILE-(color Green/Blue). Sex-
ony Slate. 660 Ridge Cap. 7560 tile, 54 split
Pellets. Over $20,000 Value, Asking $7500.
$70. Roadmaster Mt Fury 15 Speed $40.
Phone 727-278-3507.
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Professionally Maintained. Sleeps 4. Includes
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4 slip #38. $7500. obo 631-626-2110.
14' FIBERGLASS BOAT-On Trailer. New Deck
and Transom. Swivel Seats, Fuse Block. Nav.
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MULTI-FAMILY SALE- New & Used Items,
Chanukah Items, Furniture. Sunday Dec. 6th
10a.m.-2p.m. 17th St. & 29th Ave. N.
6820 MANGO AVE. S.-Fri., Sat., & Sun. Inside
2 Houses, Outside 3 Houses.
MOVING SALE-146 49th St. S. Friday & Sat-
urday 9am.-5pm. TOOLS, TOOLS, and MORE
TOOLS! Furniture, Appliances, Collectibles
and Everything from A to Z..50/1.00 Tables.
SATURDAY DEC. 5TH- 8-2p.m. Entertain-
ment Center & Household Items. 220 46th
Ave. SPB. 727-557-8401.
2410 KINGSTON ST. S.-(off 22nd Ave. S.) Fri
& Sat. 8-3
FRIDAY & SATURDAY-8am.-? Corner 12th
Ave. S. & York (between 51st & 52nd Sts.)
Bike, Books, Vintage Collectibles, Lamps,
Clothes, Plants, Pottery, Gifts, Etc.
ISLE OF PALMS-2 Family Sale! 195 112th
Ave. (over the bridge to the right). Sat. & Sun.
8am.-3pm. Lots of Christmas Decorations,
Plants, Furniture, Bed, Sets of Dishes and
1040 65TH ST. S.-Fri., Sat., & Sun. 8am-4pm.
A Little of Everything.
SATURDAY ONLY 8-3pm- Treasure Island,
255 Capri Circle #20. Jewelery, Lamps, Kitch-
en, X-mas gifts. Rocking chair. Clothes. Books,
Sewing. Junk to Treasures.

Friday, Saturday. 9a.m. ? 4807 22nd Ave. S.
ESTATE SALE-5711 19th Ave. S. Fri., Sat.,
& Sun. 9am.-1pm. Furniture, Records, Books
and Misc.
THOUSANDS OF YARDS-Designer Fabrics,
$1-$15/Yard. Upholstery Tapestry, Silks,
Decorative Pillows. Friday & Saturday 7100
2nd Ave. S. St. Pete. 8:00am. 727-501-2350.
Overstock Fabric
FRIDAY 7AM.-2PM-Collectibles, Jewelry, Fur-
niture, all Types Bicycles. Retail Store Close-
outs/Christmas Gifts, Plants. Follow Neon.
6991 S. Shore Dr. S. Pasadena Isle.
926 62nd ST S- Sat. 9am. 50's Retro hutch,
WingedLlion pedestal console. Antiques, Col-
lectibles, Art, Pottery, Linens, clothing, x-mas
decor, Tool pouches, work gloves & safety
glasses. Nice household & kitchen items. Cool
stuff. Don't Miss!
LOTS OF U-Name-it-Got-to-Go-Good-
Clean-Stuff, Household, Tools, Garden, Tech,
Clothes, Misc. 5910 Dartmouth Ave. N. Sat.
12/5 8-3p.m.
Multi Family Sale. Saturday 12/5. 8am.-2pm.
10441 Gandy Blvd. St. Pete.
CHRISTMAS SALE-at the Warehouse. 3215
Fairfield Ave. So. 727-898-8827 Saturday
12/5 8am.-until. Furniture; Lamps, Sofa's,
Loveseats, Chairs, Pictures, Beautiful Small
Clothes for Children, Jeans, Dresses, Clothes
for Men, Women & Teenagers. Shoes all Sizes.
Toys & Lot's More!
5136 11TH AVE. S.-Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
9am-3pm. Lots of Stuff!
orations & Gifts, Furniture; Electronics, Living
Room, Kitchen & Bedroom. Lots of Stuff! Trea-
sures for All! Friday & Saturday, 9a.m.-? 1520
53rd St. S.

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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.
in Gulfport. Large 1000sqft. 1Br/l.5Ba Apt.
$750/Mo. Yearly Lease. Parking. Call for Ap-
pointment. 727-644-2441.
3BR/2BA- Pool Home, Terrazzo Floors, Credit
Check Required. By Appt. Only. 727-804-9237.
5101 29th Ave. S. $1650/Mo.
Spacious 1BR Duplex in Gulfport Art District.
Eat-In Kitchen w/Separate Dining Area. C/H/
A, W/D Hookups. Private Fenced Yard with
Carport. $750/Mo Includes Lawn Maintenance
& W/S/G. $500 Damage Deposit. Section 8
Okay. 727-942-7606 or 727-278-4852.
1BR/1BA. Pool, Fishing Dock, Granite, Wood
Floors, Corner Unit. 1st + Security $800/Mo. 1
Car Parking. 727-345-4654.
do with Pond view from Balcony/Patio. W/D,
Storm Shutters, Newer Appliances, Indoor
Parking, Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Tennis, Golf,
Clubhouse for your Dining Pleasure. Beauti-
fully Decorated Lobby. Gated Community.
Gorgeous Grounds to Stroll. Living at its Best!
No Pets. Yearly, $1250/Mo. 727-347-6030 or
808 13TH ST. N.-St. Pete, Ex-Large 1Br/1Ba,
A/C's, New Carpet, Part Utilities Inc. Petless,
Porch, Park Nearby. $550/Mo. $400/Dep. 458-
BAY PINES HOUSE- 3Br./2Ba./1Cg. Inground
pool. $1100/mo. Call 727-776-1353.
ST. PETE BEACH 1BR- Walk to Beach, No
Pets. 6790 Gulfwinds Dr. $675/Mo. & Deposit.
cludes Water/Laundry, Across from beach,
$600/mo. Single Person Only. 415-9733.
TREASURE ISLAND Waterfront 1 BR, Condo.
Annual. Fishing Dock, Water, Cable & Trash.
Quiet, Remodeled, Beautiful. No Pets. Avail-
able Immediately $695/Mo. 727-647-3328.
GULPORT AREA-2BR/1BA Newly Renovat-
ed Home. W/D, $700/Mo. 1st/last and $500/
Security, References Required. No Pets 727-
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. lyr. Lease 727-642-1177.
1BR, $500-$550/Mo. 2 Blocks to Lake and
1275. Ask about a Free Months Rent? Call
COTTAGE ON BUS-Line. Gulfport. 1BR1BA
Dishwasher, W/D, Water, WiFi Included, $575/
Mo. 1st/Last. Partially Furnished, Clean & Qui-
et. 727-384-9154 or 727-565-5719.

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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.
CHATEAU TOWER-S. Pasadena. 1 BR/1.5BA,
Beautiful Waterview (sunset/rise) All New,
Close to Shopping. Cable Included, Pool,
Gym, Spa. Yearly/Annually 727-347-1738.
GULFPORT NEAR BEACH-1.5 miles to Stet-
son. 1 BR Apt. Nice, Clean, New Carpet. No
Pets. W/D. No Application Fee. 727-543-1789
or 727-729-0385.

1BR/1BA Deluxe, Top Floor, Totally Remod-
eled. Partially Furnished, No Pets/Smoking.
$800/Mo. & Deposit, Annual. Water, Cable,
Gas Included. References. Available Now.
GULFPORT DUPLEX-2/1, $800/Mo., 1/1,
$665/Mo. Plus Security Deposits. Great Porch
& Garden. Clean & Fresh. Parking & Water In-
cluded. Smokeless Please. No Section 8. 727-
1413 56TH ST. S- 2Br/1Ba house C/H/A.
Beautifully Renovated House. By Appt. Only.
$775/Mo. & First, Last, Deposit. 727-252-
$100 OFF MOVE IN- 2BR/1BA $650/Month.
Charming Cottage, CHA, Washer/Dryer, Gor-
geous Fenced Yard, Quiet, Perfect for Kids/
Pets. 727-321-9298 or 727-251-2766.
CH/A, CLEAN! 5708 23rd Ave. S. Reduced to
$975/Mo. 727-418-7272. see @
SUNSET BEACH-1 Blockto Beach. Nice 1BR/
1BA Condo on Water. New Paint and Carpet.
Newer Appliances. Fishing Dock. $750/Mo.
Joel, 727-251-0350.
1BA, Family Room, Large Beautiful Lot, Close
to Shopping. Fresh paint. 1257 Essex Dr. N.
$775/Mo. 727-345-7036.
2BR/1BA POOL HOUSE- Nice Yard, Great
Location, Close to Tyrone Mall. W/D, Pool
Service Included. 8156 26th Ave. N. $900/Mo.
1611 40TH ST. S.-2BR/1BA, W/D hook-up,
Wall AC/Heat, Off St. Parking, Quiet, No Ap-
plication fee. $650/Mo. plus Security. No Pets/
Drugs 727-804-8674.
GULFPORT HOUSE With In-law Apt. 2BR/
1BA Each. (4BR total) 2 Kitchens. Rent Sepa-
rately, $900/Front, $800/Rear. Whole house
for $1600. Recently Remodeled. 2114 59th St.
S. Call 727-328-1989.

MEL TAN-HEIGITS 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
7IBX Rentals & Realty, Inc.

(727) 867-3767

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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.
3BR/2BA HOUSE-with Large Yard on Scenic
Pond. CHA, New Carpets. $850/Mo. plus 1st/
Last and $850/Security. Lawn Service Includ-
ed. Available January 1st. 727-434-1156.
terview, Remodeled 2BR/2BA, Balcony, W/D,
$1195/Mo. Yearly. Ralston's Realty Co. Diane,
1BR/1BA Condo. W/D, Carport, Pool, Gated
"Adult" Community. Annual Lease THE SUN
TEAM 727-345-0099.
KENWOOD LARGE 1BR- Hardwood Floors,
Neat & Clean, $650/Mo. + $650 Security. Call
Tom 727-417-1462.
WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA-Spacious Condo.
Town Shores, over 55. No Pet Bldg. Annual
rental $950/Mo. Sally 727-204-6767.
Courtyard, Antiquated but Clean. $475/Mo.
W/S/G Included. 727-343-7933.
ST. PETE BCH.-Large 1 BR. Like New CH/A,
Skylites, Laundry Room Etc. $750/Mo. 727-
363-3050 or 727-412-2517.
Gulfport Duplex. Recently Updated. New floor-
ing. Includes Lawn, Water, Garbage. Great Lo-
cation near Laundry, Stetson, Bus line. Pets
ok. Background Check. Deposit Negotiable.
$695/Mo. 1601 56th St. S. 727-278-9620.
Clean, 3-Room Apt. w/Vine-Covered Private
Deck. 1 Block to Beach, 3 Blocks to Shops &
Restaurants. $565/Mo., 1st/last/$200 Security.
DAN YINGST REALTY, 727-321-5258.
Apts. from $400/Mo., 1BR's from $550/Mo.,
2BR's from $600/Mo. Vouchers & Section 8
borhood, Fenced Yard, Screened Back Porch,
New Wood Flooring, W/D, CHA. 5206 10th
Ave. So., $925/Mo., 727-327-4442.
ROOM FOR RENT- $105 per week. Tyrone
area. Female pref. Furnished / Unfurnished.
ST. PETE BEACH-(69th Ave./Sunset Blvd.
Area) Studio. $595/Mo. Hard/Tile Floors, Near
Main Beach, Bus, Shops, Free Parking. 727-
2401 QUINCY ST. S.-2BR/1 BA. Florida Room
could be Used as 3rd Bedroom. CHA, Eat-in
Kitchen, Laundry, Fenced yard. $750/Mo. 727-

Large, Updated, 1st Floor, 1BR w/Florida
Room, W/D Hook-ups. Pet Considered. Avail-
able 12/1. $725 & Utilities. 2825 54th St. S.
cluded. 727-289-3588. Also need Part Time
Handyman and Housekeeper.
Furnished. Utilities and Cable Included. Nice
and Quiet. Close to Art District. $250/wkly plus
Deposit. 727-321-5146.
ST. PETE BEACH- Br/1 Ba, Steps to beach.
Newly Renovated. Large Private Yard with 2
Patios. Clean! Includes cable and W/D. 727-
Mo. C/H/A, W/S/G Paid, Laundry. Small Quiet
Complex. Petless, Smokeless. Reserved Park-
ing. 727-360-4054. Leave Message.
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.
Nice Area, Across from Woodlawn Park, Very
Clean, $850/mo. Includes Water, Garbage.
1413 56TH ST. S.- Newly Renovated Studio
House, Separate Entrance. $500/Mo. First,
Last & Deposit. 727-252-9800.
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.
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.

: :1 : l i i II] rt NIII ".,o :;$ I [o d l |.-"]
3BR/2BA & Bonus Room/4th Bedroom. Totally
Remodeled, New Dual Central Air System,
Marble Sinks, Wood & Tile Floors, New Kitchen,
Big Fenced-in Backyard, Walking Distance to
Stetson, Safe Neighborhood, Perfect for 3
Students, Professional or Family. $1200/mo.

FURNISHED 1BR- Annual $575, Plus Elec-
tric. Beach Blvd. Location. Ceiling Fans. Ren-
ovated, Nice & Clean. 727-321-7966.
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-
B. Clean & Comfy 1/1, CH/A, W/D. 5039 29th
Ave. S. 727-418-7272. See @
ST. PETE BEACH-3 Palms Pointe Condo.
2BR/2BA, Fully Furnished, Seasonal or An-
nual. Walk to Beach. 727-367-5757 or 727-


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058th'St. 1 br $550 2br $695
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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.
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.

ROOMMATE WANTED- Pasadena/Gulfport.
Full House Privileges, Utilities & Wireless
Internet Included. 727-623-1432 or 727-344-
Furnished Bedroom, Share Kitchen & Bath.
$475/Mo. 727-343-6350.
HOME TO SHARE-Furnished, Cable, Con-
crete Parking, Washer & Dryer, Fenced Prop-
erty, Utilities Included. Non Smoking, Security
Deposit, $110/Wk. 727-323-1039.

Utilities Included. Free Internet. 120-1000 sq-
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GULFCOAST, 727-458-7847.

LARGE 3BR HOME w/Inground Swimming
Pool w/birdcage & Jacuzzi. 1.5 Baths, 1 Car
Garage. Familyroom, Livingroom, Diningroom,
Floridaroom. Big Back Yard. Asking $130,000.

Gulfport Central
Title Company, Inc.
Thinking of Selling or
Refinancing your Home
And Specializing In
5511 Gulfport Blvd. S.
384-LULU (5858)
Lu Lu Xayasone-Hunter
CONDO, GULFVIEW- 2BR/2BA, Gated, Pool,
Close to Shopping. $175,000. Make offer. 727-
1101 40TH ST. S.-3BR/1BA, CHA, Screened
Porch, Fenced Yard. $1400. Down Payment
and $700/Mo. 727-343-7343 or 727-776-

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Diplomat #903
2/2 split on the open water
covered parking, beautiful $199900
Groton 3rd Floor Corner
2/2 overlooking Marina and inside waterway.
Covered parking. Priced to sell 24900
i aird Bill Sampson Jr
Condo. Updated, Covered Parking. $179,982.
Owner 727-410-5279.
2BR/2BA SPLIT PLAN-Pet Friendly Windsor
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TOWN SHORES NEW ON MARKET, WINDSOR HOUSE #307 Open Water views, 1 bed, 1.5 bath, windows, newer a/c,
new kitchen, paint etc. carport, Hurricane Shutters. Priced well @ $161,900
TOWN SHORES NEW ON MARKET is JAMISON #507 1 bed/lbath 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 @ $60-000 $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
buyer 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 water views, furnished. Owners motivated to sell. $159,900 Fabulous open waterviews.
Hampton #210, 1 bed/1 bath deluxe, new carpet, new paint, waterfront marina views. $149,00 $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 tererfront 2 bed/2 bath condo wide water views, beautifully
decorated, pool, carport and dock with slips available for sale/rent. $16,000 $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
NEW ON MARKET! Gulfport 1713 59th Street South, Gulfport 2 bed 1 bath block home, updated move in ready.
Attached carport, shed, landscaped. Steps to Holy Name Church, Stetson College Campus*** Priced well at $139,900
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 #609 1 bed 1.5 bath annual, furnished $1000 Month
Dover #410 1 bed 1 bath annual, furnished $750 Month
Manchester #501 2 bed, 2 bath corner, seasonal rental $1400 Month
Diplomat #104 2 bed 2 bath Bay Views $1000.00 Mth Yearly
Kenmore #207 1bed Ibath $750.00 Mth Yearly
Kenmore #209 Ibed 1 bath $750.00 Mth
Nottingham #601 2 bed 2 bath Panoramic views $1300.00 Mth
Full Water views from 3 sides of unit
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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5855 27th Ave. S. ($200k)
An absolutely beau eam home! Inside
and out you will love "1 5 blocks to the beach
60001 stAve S. ($59900) in the sought after Gulfport "Art District".
Large 1br, private patio, new paint & carpet, 1893 Shore Dr. S. Unit 314 ($145k)
newer appliances, lots of closets. Move right in. Don't miss this opportunity to own this
2630 Mir/ia lovely 2 bedroom 2 bath condo with beautiful water
2630 Miriam St. S. ($127,900) 494 view from the family room. Totally remodeled in 2007.
Gulfport Marina District dollhouse, completely y-
renovated inside & out, new kitchen, /
bath, windows, flooring. 1868 Shore Drive. S. #414 ($175,000)
2 blocks to Gulf port Marina. Spectacular wide open water view from the 2300+ sq ft
ck o 4th floor corner unit, and the Seller will pay your maintenance
fees for the first year! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large
eat-in kitchen remodeled in 2007.

OPEN SUNDAY 1-4 2502 58th St. S. ($192k) Duplex in mint condition. 2/1 & 2/1 & glass room. Double lot detached 2 car garage.
Many, many upgrades. Call for info.
5845 62nd St. N. ($109,000) Very nice home with lots of character. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath in Pinellas Farms. Extra room with inside utility room.
Wonderful fireplace in living room and screened porch in front. Hardwood floors throughout. The perfect home at the perfect price! Tons of storage
throughout. Very large yard.
3210 39th St. #6 ($107,000) Your new home has a den/office area with a wet bar along with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Three walk-in closets and
storage throughout, and a garage with storage, door opener and space for a kayak. Washer & dryer are conveniently located inside the unit also.
There are tennis courts, shuffleboard and a private entrance to Clam Bayou Nature Preserve with boat ramp. Very easy access to 1-275 and
downtown. No age restrictions. Ready to move in...this is THE unit for you.
1847 Shore Dr. S. #309 ($119,900) This is the location for your new home! Great location close to trolley and bus stops, shops, the Corey Historic
District, medical facilities and white sandy beaches. Spacious unit with a completely renovated kitchen, new cabinets and appliances, granite
countertops, tile throughout the unit. Large bedroom with walk-in closet and loads of storage space. Florida room overlooks an immaculate view of
dock and intracoastal waters and the very detailed updates throughout.
3880 37th St. S. Unit 51 ($114,900) 3br/2ba, large condo w/private large screened balcony overlooking a park. Close to Fort DeSoto
1847 Shore Drive S #419 ($218,900) 2200+ sq ft, 3/2.5 with wide-open intracoastal and Boca Ciega Bay waterviews. Totally remodeled, the
granite and new cabinets in the kitchen and bath are what you've been looking for. It has a floor plan that provides the best of everything.
6020 Shore Blvd. #712 ($275k) UNDER CONTRACT
Wide open water view of Boca Ciega Bay to Don CeSar and the Gulf, pets welcome, lease ok. 2210 sf corner. Inside laundry, Florida room, Hurricane
shutters. Across from Beach, Gulfport Art District
12368 70th Street N (Largo) ($149,900) Nice little pool home in Pinebrook Estates, new 16 in ceramic tile, Fibertech poolfinish, fenced yard.

Gabber December 3 December 9, 2009

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Great Family Home.
FHA Buyers Welcome
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Walk To Stetson 2bdrm/lba, comer lot, hardwood floors,
cove ceilings,1 car garage, move-in ready. $144,000
Marina District 3bdrm/1.5/ba large corer lot. Split plan, tiled
throughout, Water view & water access. NEW PRICE $199,900
Waterfront Redevelopment District 4bdrm/2ba
Craftsman bungalow with 2156 sq ft. Large open kitchen, formal
dining, 2 car garage w/alley access. 1/2 block from Beach Blvd.

3115 Beach Blvd. S. Gulfport, Florida 33707
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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

MANCHESTER #510 1br/1 ba deluxe, offering great
waterviews. Completely furnished. Bright and cheery,
move-in ready Covered parking $103,000
CHATHAM #210 corner unit, 2br/2ba, newer carpet,
a/c, refrigerator, storm shutters in kitchen and Florida
room. Just painted! Covered parking. Pet friendly
FAIRFAX #205 2br/2ba, laminate floors throughout,
beautiful new kitchen, great waterviews, covered
parking, pet friendly. $131,900
GROTON #304 2r(11. eat-in-kitchen, newer
windows, carpF *'1 l'l; j:Il',]:[hutters. Great
waterviews. Very inviting at $129,900
GROTON #101 End unit 2br/2ba deluxe. Beautifully
Furnished, Newer carpet, Tinted windows, Room for
outdoor Patio Panoramic wtrfrnt, views. Move in Ready

KENMORE 401 End Unit 2br/2ba, this spacious condo is
very bright due to the numerous windows. Fully furnished
which makes this unit very cozy and desirable. Secured
bldg. pool in backyard, covered parking. $104,000
HAMPTON #402 2/2 deluxe. $159,000 Annual renter in place.
DOVER #407 1 BR StandarI ly, covered parking.
Many upgrades. $79,000
BARCLAY #205 2br/2ba, be the first one to live in this
beautifully renovated mglai at new kitchen appliances, tile
& carpeting. Tuscany dlL I make this unit so warm &
charming. Covered parking, fabulous buy at $104,000
JAMISON #614 2/2 deluxe furnished. New AC & Heating.
Covered parking. $103,000
CHATHAM #406 1Br with hardwood floors, new doors, a/c,
and much more. Move in ready pet friendly. $95,000
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