Title: Gabber
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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 10, 2009
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No. 214 Deceber 10 2009 December 16,720-09 ]

this week...

Santa Visits Caldwell
see page 3

South Pasadena
Band Concert
see page 8

GABS: The Economy
vs. Shopping
see page 19

Letters to the Editor
see page 20-21

H1N1 Vaccinations
see page 32

Gulfport's Holiday
see page 37

Eye on Crime
see page 42

Gulfport Annual
Business Showcase
see page 47

Rush's Reality
see page 52
Detours &
see page 57

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Gulfport Mayor Mike Yakes
Jennifer Salmon May Run U
By Cathy Salustri
With less than three business days to go
before the qualifying period for Gulfport's
March elections closes, the only candidate
who may have some competition is incumbent
Judy Ryerson.
As of press time this week, Councilwoman
Ryerson had four opponents: Rosalie Barbieri,
David Hastings, Stanley Solomons and David
Steinke. Ryerson is running for reelection in
Ward One.
No candidates had yet thrown their name
in the ring to run against incumbent Mayor
Mike Yakes. The Ward Three seat, vacated by
outgoing Vice-Mayor Bob Worthington, had
only one candidate, Jennifer Salmon.
Salmon, the sole candidate for Ward
Three, wrote several letters protesting the

Gulfport's Sign Holi
Ordinance Doesn't
Address Details
By Cathy Salustri
Gulfport city staff says that all
the commotion about the proposed
bench and bus shelter sign ,
ordinance has gotten ahead of itself.
At recent council meetings several
residents expressed concern over
allowing the Lion's Club and Florida
Representative Rick Kriseman to
sell advertising on city benches and
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
(PSTA) bus shelters.
"We're only talking about an
ordinance that allows advertising
on benches and bus shelters.
Agreements about who's talking
to who? We're not there yet,"
Community Development Director
Fred Metcalf said. "It's a zoning
code amendment. Assuming it
gets passed, then they could deal our yea
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with the agreement. (Who sells the Gregory L
advertising) is not a zoning issue; it in Gulfpor
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and Candidate
city's mooring field and has recently started
attending council meetings. David Hastings
owns an accounting business in town as
well as Habana Caf6 (with his wife) and is
president of the Pasadena Yacht and Country
Club Masters Association. David Steinke owns
Mariner's Cover Marina and has also opposed
the mooring field.
At this time, The Gabber had no other
information about the candidates.
After the qualifying period ends on December
14 The Gabber will ask all the candidates
to respond to a set of questions about their
platforms as well as their vision for Gulfport.
The Gabber will print the questions and
answers in the December 31st issue.
You can contact Cathy Salustri at

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r old Isabella Gregory of Gulfport tells Santa and Mrs
at she wants for Christmas. Mom Becky and Dad Doug
broughtt Isabella to the Holiday Hoopla last Saturday
t to shop and see Santa. "It's such a shame that the
ias so cold today," Becky said. "But we just bundled
me anyway!"

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with this ordinance."
The ordinance, which passed its
first reading at Gulfport's November
17 council meeting, would allow
advertising on city-owned benches
and PSTA-owned bus shelters. The
Planning and Zoning Board voted 3-2
against allowing such advertising.
This ordinance came about from
August meetings between Kriseman
and representatives from the
Lion's Club. Kriseman and those
representatives met with all council
members except Mayor Michael

Yakes. According to city records,
Kriseman represents a business that
works with the Lion's Club. He said
the Lion's Club would provide the city
benches in return for being able to sell
advertising on those benches.
At the November 17 meeting, several
residents spoke against allowing
the Lion's Club and Representative
Kriseman to sell advertising on
benches. City staff says people have
confused the issues and that the
ordinance will not allow the Lion's
Club, Kriseman, or any other group
to sell advertising; it will simply allow
advertising on benches.
There's a lot still undecided if

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council approves this ordinance
Tuesday evening. The ordinance has
no provisions for who would sell the
advertising, design the ads, build
the signs, or how much the city could
"A group would have to come to us and
say we would like to do that; we have
no parameters in place The ordinance
doesn't say 'Rick Kriseman gets to
come in here and do this'," O'Reilly
said. "Other than the discussion of
what their program consisted of, no
one's given the city any proposal."
"You can't even talk about that stuff
until you have the zoning in place to
allow signage to be placed on shelters
in the first place. We've got no horse
so it's kind of irrelevant whether we
have a cart," Metcalf said.
Council will vote on this issue
Tuesday, December 15 at 7 p.m. in
council chambers. Other citizens have
spoken out against the idea of bench
and bus shelter signs regardless of
who gets the money. To see what
they said, please visit The Gabber
Newspaper's Facebook page.
Contact Cathy Salustri at


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Stetson to Discuss
Innocence Project
On Monday, December 14, Stetson's
Innocence Project co-coordinators
Professor Roberta Flowers and
Professor Judith Scully will join
Alan Crotzer, a St. Petersburg man
exonerated of a crime through the help
of the Innocence Project of Florida,
for a Social Justice Roundtable about
Justice Delayed, But Not Denied.
The reception starts at 6 p.m. and
the discussion is scheduled to begin
at 6:45 p.m. at The Studio@620, 620
First Avenue S. in St. Petersburg.
"The Social Justice Roundtables
offer Stetson Law faculty and
students a unique and very important
opportunity to be actively engaged in
a community-wide interdisciplinary
dialogue on social justice topics which
involve the relationship between law,
the role of community organizations,
and direct social action initiatives in
the greater St. Petersburg area," said
Professor Robert Bickel, who teaches a
Civil Rights Seminar at Stetson. "This
community engagement expands the
perspective of faculty and students
beyond the role of law per se, and

allows faculty and students to see
the larger meaning of advocacy and
This fall, under the guidance of
professors Flowers and Scully,
several Stetson University College
of Law students began volunteering
with attorneys in collaboration with
the Innocence Project of Florida.
Members of the public are encouraged
to attend the Roundtable. RSVP to
the Studio@620 at 727-895-6620 or
e-mail info'i studlioG20 org.
For more information, visit

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 on this meeting,
contact 727-893-1012.



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Final Fall Concert
on the Point
The final Fall Concert on the Point
behind the Recreation Center will be
held on Friday, December 11 at 7:30
and features Butch Thomas and his
jazz band. Free entry with beer, wine
and hot dogs available for purchase.
Sponsored by the City of Gulfport,
Gulfport Merchants Association and
the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce.
For more information contact 727-

The Eight Reindeer
Gypsy Productions Inc. will present
The Eight Reindeer Monologues by Jeff
Goode on 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
e-mail to Trevor@gypsyproductions.
org or info@gypsyproductions.org.
Tickets will be sold one hour prior
to each show or by reservation. The
theatre will open one hour prior to
show time. Reservations are strongly
recommended. Note a cash only
concession will be available.

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Many Moods of
Christmas Concert
The annual lMI.iii Moods of
Christmas" concert to benefit
St. Petersburg Free Clinic will be
presented on Sunday, December
13 at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary of
First Presbyterian Church. This
year's concert will feature the First
Presbyterian Chancel Choir, the
Chancel Handbell Ringers, the Spirit
Song and Joyful Noise Children's
Choirs and an orchestra made up of

players from the Florida Orchestra.
The featured musical work is "Gloria"
by Antonio Vivaldi, and there will
also be lots of traditional Christmas
carols. There is no charge to attend
the concert. A free-will offering will
be collected to benefit St. Petersburg
Free Clinic.
First Presbyterian Church of St.
Petersburg is located at 701 Beach
Drive NE. To learn more about the
concert, call (727) 822-2031 or visit
fpc-stpete.org for more information.
The St. Petersburg Free Clinic is

located at 863 3rd Avenue North
and provides temporary assistance
for families and individuals in need
of the basics of food, shelter, health
care, limited financial assistance and
referral information. To learn more
about the Free Clinic visit www.

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. PYS
is a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation.

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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
"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.
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.

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Sunset Beach Civic Association Treasurer
Cynthia Moessinger shows off her gift, an
illustrious Velvet Elvis painting, complete
with gleaming tear. Moessinger won this
delightful gem at the Sunset Beach Civic
Association's White Elephant Holiday
Gift Exchange and Potluck Dinner, held
last Tuesday. Other gifts included a a six
pack of Bud Light, a garden gnome and
a singing bear decked out in pink.

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Sixth Annual Chanukah
Join Chabad in a public display
of unity at this exciting "Fire on
Ice" Menorah Lighting Ceremony
at South Straub Park. The event
will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday,
December 13 and admission is free.
Bring your children and make this
your special Chanukah celebration!
For corporate and individual
sponsorship opportunities, please
contact the office.
Featured will be a giant 8-foot
Menorah carved out of a huge block

of ice keeping up the tradition
that the Chabad Jewish Center has
become known for original and fun
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 dreidels.
For more information, contact
the Chabad Jewish Center of
S. Petersburg at (727)344-4900 or

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.

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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

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150 49th St. N.

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

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Sunday 8am & 10am Holy Eucharist
Our Thrift Store is open
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Food Pantry is Open
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St. Bartholomew's
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3747 34th St.South St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Metaphysical Community Church
1950 2nd Ave. No., St. Petersburg
(727) 822-8628 (727) 822-3157
Sunday Worship Services 11:00 am
Saturday 12/12 Avoiding Holiday Stress
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Chanukah Party
at Beth Sholom
Congregation Beth Sholom, 1544 54
Street S. in Gulfport will host a family
Chanukah party on the third night of
Chanukah Sunday, December 13 at
5 p.m. Lighting of the menorah will
be featured. Latkes and refreshments
will be served. All are welcomed.
Event is free. Call 420-9374 for more

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

St. Philip's Anglican Church
S 7865 66th St. N.
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
E 727-549-0400
The Rev. John H. Poole
Sunday School ........ 9am
Sunday Worship........ 10am
Mass 11 am & 7pm
Bible Study 11:30am & 7:30pm


Welcomes You
Sunday Woship 10:30 a.m.
Terrific tesday................... 3:30-5:00 p.m.

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


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9:00 am direct Connection Contemporary Service
with Sign Language Interpretation
11:00 am Traditional Service

10:00 am Classes for All Ages
227 70th Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33707
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Christmas on Corey
There will be a Holiday Open House
on Thursday, December 17 from 3-8
p.m. on Corey Avenue located just
off Gulf Blvd. in downtown St. Pete
Beach. Stroll lovely Corey Avenue
while you do your holiday shopping
island style. Merchants open late
offering wine and refreshments. Free
parking. Dining and movies. For moe
information, visit www.coreyave.com
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Bring the Kids for
Breakfast with Santa
grades 1st through 5th are invited to
attend a very special "Breakfast with
Santa" event at the St. Pete Beach
Community Center, located at 7701
Boca Ciega Drive. This holiday event
will be held on Tuesday, December
22 starting at 9:30 a.m. and will
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breakfast catered by our friends at
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Senior Center's
Wonderful Weekend
Winter Wonderland
By Leigh Clifton
The Gulfport Senior Center was
alight with festive d6cor and bargains
galore as the Weekend Winter
Wonderland f6te delighted shoppers
and deal hunters last weekend. The
weekend event at the Senior Center
featured both live and silent auctions
on Friday night and an indoor flea

market and Better Boutique inside
the Center on Saturday afternoon.
Donated items for the auctions came
from local businesses and included a
weekend at the Tradewinds as well
as gift certificates from many local
restaurants and stores. According to
Senior Center Supervisor Sue Frank,
the event was a rousing success.
"Even though Friday was rainy and
cold, we still had over 200 people
attend the auctions that night. We
had a steady stream of people on
Saturday afternoon for the Flea

Market; we opened up the snack bar
and had live music. People just really
had a great time," Frank said.
The more than $6000.00raisedby the
event will benefit the Senior Center
Foundation, which is responsible
for educational programs at the
Center, as well as the maintenance
of the fitness center, snack bar and
the many other programs the Center
offers to the community.
"I've been working here for 18
years," Frank said, "and I think this
had been the most successful and
fun fundraiser we've ever had. It
has really brought the community
together, created new interest in the
Center's programs and brought new
members to the Foundation. The
more people hear about what our
Foundation does, the more they want
to partner with us. It's a big plus
all around and a really wonderful
In addition, several monetary
donations were made to the Senior
Center Pantry; a small food bank at
the Center that provides food, staples
and necessities to Gulfport's neediest

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City to Allow
Employees to Draw
on Retirement Funds
ST. PETE BEACH Citing the
economy, the St. Pete Beach City
Commission voted to allow city
employees to withdraw money from
their retirement funds prior to their
retiring without penalty, if needed.
City employees fund their own
retirement plans, and state laws
have recently been changed in order
to allow those in need to take money
out of their retirement savings.
The commission's resolution aims
to reflect the new law. Those who
withdraw will have to repay what
they borrow from their retirement
funds. In his reasoning for supporting
the resolution, Commissioner
Christopher Leonard said that a key
cause of he current economic slump
was restricted lending. "Frankly, in
the survival mode that many people
are in now, I'm all for it," he said. The
resolution passed unanimously.

St. Pete Beach Boat Parade Canceled

( 'hll \ ~ .I I hi. choppy waters and other factors prompting the City of St. Pete
Beach to cancel this year's holiday lighted boat parade, made for a pretty low
turnout at the city's tree-lighting ceremony and holiday party. The event had
been meant to coincide with the parade, but shortly into the festivities, aside
from a handful of families, there were more gingerbread people in attendance
than actual people. With considerably more hospitable weather expected for
next Saturday's St. Pete Beach holiday land parade, a higher turnout is likely.
The parade starts at 9am Saturday, December 12 at Gullf Boulevard and 70th
Avenue and travels north to Corey Avenue, ending at City Hall.

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Amanda Ware, Gulfport: "I'm
budgeting and finding sales at every
store I shop in. I didn't even go out on
Black Friday for the sales because I
don't have the patience. What I do is
compare the same product at several
different stores because there can
be such a huge difference in price.
My son Cameron is 15 months, so
I look at stores mostly for the toys.
For his clothes I go to the consign-
ment stores; most of the clothing is
like brand new because babies al-
ways grow out of their clothes so fast.
When he outgrows his things, I can
take them back to the consignment
shop and get a credit for more clothes
and books. Sometimes I can find al-
most brand new toys there as well,
for a really great price! On my day
off, I've been looking around for deals
for Christmas and I clip coupons only
for the things I actually use. That
seems to be one of the keys to surviv-
ing the down economy, budgeting."

Scott Cameron, St. Pete: "It hasn't
really impacted me at all because
my business has picked up now that
the economy is finally getting back
on track. I restructured my busi-
ness; before my business was almost
exclusively window installation, but
business got really slow. So I added
repair work to it and it has really
picked up and we're doing pretty well
now. I'm staying busy. So for Christ-
mas, my wife and I are buying the
same amount of presents, but noth-
ing too extravagant. My two year
old daughter is already shopped for.
I'm actually almost finished with all
of my shopping; I have 18 people to
shop for and I only have a few left to
buy for. My wife and I split it right
down the middle; I buy for my side of
the family and she buys for hers. So
we should have a pretty good Christ-
mas this year."

Joy McMillian, St. Pete Beach:
"We just moved here recently from
Arkansas and so our lives have been
a little hectic right now, trying to get
settled in and used to the area. So
we have really cut back on expenses;
I shop for lots of sales and bargains,
especially for toys for my nine year
old. We compare toys prices between
stores and look for the lowest price.
Usually we splurge at Christmas, but
this year my husband and I aren't
going overboard. I guess we're more
aware of the economic situation now
than we used to be. We agreed not
to get big presents and we asked our
parents not to get us a whole lot of
stuff for Christmas. I think we're
much more conscious of what things
cost; we used to just buy whatever we
wanted. Now I've just gone back to
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Kay Seymour, South Pasadena: "This Christmas the spending is going to be
cut way back. I've developed a budget and I will spend only that amount among
12 people for the holidays. I am not going to use any credit cards at all, only
cash. I've given myself a budget of $600.00 cash as a spending limit for the sea-
son. I used to use credit cards all the time; I just bought and bought things with
them. Then the bills would come in and I began to realize that with the climbing
interest, there was still no way to pay them all off. I would have to extend the
time and pay it slower, which only added more debt with the interest. Then they
raised the interest rates, even though I paid on time. Almost all the credit card
companies did that to everyone. It just isn't fair of them to do that, especially to
those of us who always pay in time. So, I decided to just use cash from now on.
It's been really hard to get used to; I started six months ago. I started saving
my loose change, cashing that in at the grocery store and using only that money
to buy my groceries with. I try and stick pretty close to the budget I've done for
myself. I used to buy things I didn't need. With this economy, I am really sticking
to a budget, especially for this Christmas."

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Who's the Nut Bar?
Dear Editor: In response to Ca
Salustri's op-ed on the so-called
Bars in Gulfport, I suggest that
level of reckless indifference we h
faced in the Council Chamber cc
drive anyone nuts.
The Department of Community
velopment, who is paid in excess
half million dollars a year, emp]
three City Planners and still
sources some plans at an additic
cost, produced a reckless Site Pla]
2008. An ex-City Councilman in
enced the Planning & Zoning Bo
and Council to pass the resolul
that made the Smoker legal, so


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and came out of the smoker was le-
thy gal. There could be no violations writ-
Nut ten by Gulfport according to many
the police officers who have responded.
ave Nothing could remedy the violations
uld according to Chief Curt Willocks,
interim City Manager Jim O'Reilly,
De- Councilman Mary Stull and a variety
of a of police officers. Only the City Coun-
loys cil could remedy the nightmare they
out- had created.
nal Five residents called the State who
n in found Level 3 toxic smoke on my
flu- property twice in 15 mph wind and
ard 5-9% opacity. The State determined
tion that the cause of our problem was
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ed that in less wind the toxic level
would increase and cause higher lev-
els of emissions to ill effect adjoining
properties. This is stated on the of-
ficial FDEP report. At the July 15,
2008 Council meeting when this was
passed, Mr. Worthington realized
that different wind conditions could
provide worse outcomes.
But, the State has no authority over
City ordinances and we did not need
to reach the threshold of a State vio-
lation. The Level 3 toxins and the
probability of a higher rate of toxicity
in normal wind and operation estab-
lish the fact that we should be cov-
ered under the City's Nuisance crite-
ria, especially since I could produce
photographs of clouds of smoke with
opacity levels of 50-75% in the more
normal 3-6 mph winds and com-
plaints by residents to the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection
400 feet away from the smoker.
You can refer to me as a "nut bar"
but that does not diminish the impor-
tance of this complaint. I urge Ms.
Salustri to watch the videotape from
the July 15, 2008 meeting to decide
who, indeed, is nuts.
Mark Gildauskas

For a Better Bayou
Dear Editor: I was surprised to
read that Al and Cindy Davis were
against inviting the authors of the
Tampa Bay Estuary Program 2009
report on Clam Bayou which com-
pares sediment conditions in 2001
and 2008 with comparable sites in
the Bay area. My surprise was be-
cause Mr. Davis cited the same report
in the public comment session at the
November 23 special council meeting
as support for his point of view. Now,
Ms. Davis says that "residents would
only be allowed a short period of time
to speak while the Tampa Bay Estu-
ary Program would have more time."
In the Gabber's own reporting of this
study (9/24/09), the lead author of the
report said "The areas where we see
the worst sediment are areas (that
have been) dredged out... Dredged ar-
eas end up your more contaminated.
Creating deeper channels and deeper
holes, your finer sediments will settle
there." On June 4, 2008, SWFWMD
committed to dredge two targeted ar-
eas to improve the water circulation.
This was part of a multi-stage plan
to restore Clam Bayou. It has been

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Letters (con't.)
on hold and now, with the TBEP re-
port, we need to know if even targeted
dredging is the best solution. It is a
complicated set of facts. There are
contaminants in Clam Bayou, but
there are also indicators of health.
The two unhealthy areas were the
ones that had been dredged in the
The residents of Gulfport deserve
to get a full presentation, hopefully
in layman's language, from the sci-
entists who conducted the study. If
there is another interpretation of this
report that can be made by a scientist
with appropriate credentials, then
that person should be invited as well.
The goal is not a tennis match but a
discussion of the best path to take. At
the 2008 meeting, Audubon Society,
Department of Environmental Protec-
tion, and SWFWMD agreed that we
can never "turn back the clock" to the
good old days. Restoration means cre-
ating healthy natural habitat under
today's conditions. If that's true, let's
move forward with the best way to do
this based on science. We all want a
healthy Clam Bayou.
Jennifer Salmon

Say No to Bench Signs
Dear Editor: One thing in Gulfport
is certain...if you don't pay attention
to the goings on at city hall, laws get
passed with relatively little review
and/or scrutiny. That is what is going
on right now with Ordinance 2009-
The first reading of this proposed
ordinance took place at the Nov. 17th
Council meeting. The purpose of the
ordinance is to amend Gulfport's cur-
rent sign laws to enable advertising
on benches and in bus shelters. Ac-
cording to Interim City Attorney Jim
O'Reilly, the ordinance was created
in response to a request by a "service
organization" that wants to provide
the city with "free benches". Now that
sounds a little mysterious doesn't it?

So the City is writing the ordinance
just for this "service organization"?
Why would an ordinance be written
just for this one mysterious enll '
Didn't we just go through a bunch of
brouhaha about changing another or-
dinance just for one person?
If passed on second reading, this or-
dinance will, enable mini-billboards
to be scattered throughout our quaint
little community. You see the benches
are free as long as advertising is per-
mitted on them. Essentially, the City
is willing to commercialize public
right of ways. The Planning & Zon-
ing Board declined to approve this
ordinance, however, the City Council
approved it 5-0 on first reading.
At the P&Z meeting, Director of
Community Development, Fred Met-
calf mentioned that the ordinance
was based on a similar one in Pinel-
las Park. I went to Pinellas Park
and looked at their bench signs and
one four letter word describes what I
saw--ugly! Let's see, there's "Amazing
Andrea" (radio personality) in front
of the pawn shop. Then there's the
State Farm lady in front of the Race
Trac gas station. Two of my favor-
ites..... "Put Your Ad Here" and the
one for Webb's Bail Bonds next to a
dilapidated car with a for sale sign,
in a gravel covered parking lot, not a
pretty sight... any of them ...and this
is what we can expect in Gulfport?!
Again, they are nothing more than
miniature billboards.
I had to see if any other city near
Gulfport has these ugly "amenities".
Big sister to the east --St. Pete? Not!
First cousin, to the west-- Pasadena?
Not! How about those distant cous-
ins-St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
and Madeira Beach? Nope! I guess
Gulfport will have the distinction of
being the first in the area.
The second reading of this ordi-
nance will be on December 15 at
7 p.m. Please say "no" to the mini-
Margarete Tober

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The views and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily rep-
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Help Heal Two
Broken Hearts
Dear Editor:
I picked up
the November
19 issue of the
Gabber that
Thursday and
checked out the
SPCA Pet of the
Week as I always
do. When I saw
"Tia" the red and brown 7-1/2 year old
chow/retriever mix my heart jumped
out of my chest as I have been trying
to find out where she is for over a
year. You see, I am the original owner
of Tia. I raised her from a puppy and
had her in our family for 5-1/2 years.
Two and a half years ago, my parents
and husband died and I moved back
to Gulfport with Tia and Honey (her
shepherd mix sister). We were fine
until the rent was raised and I had
to move to a place that only allowed
one dog. I had to make the hardest
decision as to which dog would stay. I
gave Tia to a co-worker with a loving
family with the understanding that if
for any reason Tia didn't work out to
contact me. She was with that family
for 2-1/2 years and I got updates
and picture for the first six months.
I thought everything was fine until I
saw Tia's picture in the Gabber.
I went to the SPCA who informed me
that she had been adopted four days
before and apologized but refused to
give me any information. I left there
crying and heartbroken knowing Tia
would have preferred to be reunited
with her original family. A day never
went by in those 2-1/2 years where
I didn't think about her. Tia stayed
by my father's side the last month
of his life. Tia and I would visit
nursing homes to comfort others. Tia
was inseparable from Honey. Honey
misses Tia, too. We had hoped for a
Christmas "miracle" to reunite Tia
with her original family where she
could enjoy the rest of her life.
If you have or had Tia, please con-
sider reuniting her with us. People
in families are reunited and blessed,
imagine how blessed two canine sis-
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In the Midst of Joy,
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deep breath. We are entering a criti-
cal phase of holiday preparation. As
shopping winds down and prepara-
tions come together, be prepared for
something weird to happen. You may
begin to doubt yourself.

I only know this because I know
myself. It happens every year, so I've
learned to plan for it.
Just days before Christmas, when
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takes over. "Oh, no," I think. I need
to buy new, better gifts. What if
someone gives me a gift and I have
nothing for that person? What about
the mail carrier and the neighbors?
Panic sets in, which can lead to more
buying and overbuying, ruining all of
the good work I've managed to do so
If that's not bad enough, invariably
I begin to hear from the voice of food,
which insists I didn't make sufficient
dessert or the breakfast buffet in-
cludes only one source of protein. We
might run out of beverages or snacks
or eggnog. I don't know whether the
voice of food ever visits you, but it
tries to take up permanent residence
with me.
The best way to avoid going through
this season of doubt is to anticipate it
and be ready with a counterpunch.
--The gift is exactly right. Think
back to when you made or selected
that gift. If it was the right gift then,
it's right now. Relax, and trust your-
--No one is keeping score. You're not
calculating how much anyone spent
on you, right? Then don't assume
anyone else is doing that. This is
not about settling scores or spending
equally. A gift carries an expression
of love and best wishes. Let it do its
--No one has starved in your home.
When is the last time you really ran
out of food and left a poor soul sitting
at the table half-starved? That's what
I thought. Such a thing is not going
to happen this holiday season, either.
Find out now which store will be open
should there be a sudden shortage of
food or beverages, and keep the ad-
dress handy. Now relax, and trust
If, after all of this self-talk, you still
are feeling unsure, I have the perfect
antidote that will not cost you any
money but will put you at ease. Write
each of your gift recipients and dinner
guests a note. Express your fondness,
and tell each person what he or she
means to you. Attach those notes to
the gifts, or place them at the table.
Your work is done. Now it's time to
enjoy the holiday. Merry Christmas,

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Seeks Variance

By Kate Bradshaw
There are few places where you can
practically trip over a sauntering
pelican. There are few places where
a crow will greet you with "hello" and
probably even fewer where you can
stare a red-tailed hawk in the eye at
a distance of a few feet.
Straddling the boundary between
Indian Shores and Redington Shores,
the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is
one of these places. Nestled among
the manicured lawns and glistening
concrete of towering condo complexes,
the outdoor bird refuge has stood its
ground for 38 years.
The nonprofit is the biggest of its
kind in the country. It rescues and
rehabilitates wild birds upwards of

10,000 of them a year. These range
from blue jay to blue heron; from
Muscovy duck to roseate spoonbill.
With Pinellas County being the
densest area in the state, common
sense would suggest that the
sanctuary has seen an increase in
patients over recent decades.
To accommodate this increased need,
sanctuary officials want to build a
flight aviary for convalescent birds of
prey hawks, eagles, owls, osprey.
"The number of birds of prey in this
area that have been injured has gone
up," said Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
Public Relations Coordinator Michelle
Glean Simoneau. Earlier this year,
the bird hospital treated a bald eagle
that had been shot it didn't make
Right now, she said, there are a
few dozen birds of prey currently
undergoing rehabilitation at the

sanctuary, though that number
changes throughout the year. "During
baby bird season we get hundreds,"
she said.
When they sought approval for a new
flight aviary, the Town of Redington
Shores turned them down.
The proposed structure, which
would not utilize electricity or water,
would be 40 feet in length, 16 feet in
width and 12 feet in height. It would
be built within the current bounds of
the property.
The reason that the town said no? The
structure would be nonconforming
with current building code.
Now sanctuary officials seek a
variance, which will be discussed
at a Town Hall meeting Thursday,
December 10 at 2 p.m.
Variance requests, Redington Shores
Building Official Steve Anderson
said, face some pretty tough scrutiny.
The property in question must meet
five conditions, which have mostly to
do with a proposed Ip'"j.-' I's potential
impact on the surrounding area.
It has been nearly three months
since the sanctuary initially proposed
the aviary, which only staff and
volunteers could access, and the public
has offered considerable response.
1 I..-1 of the emails and letters have
supported them," he said.
Still, the town's planning board does
not necessarily have to take these
emails into account unless they are
from nearby property owners.
Simoneau said that the project
should be grandfathered in, given
that the sanctuary existed decades
before some of the town's building
"They say we can build a six-story
condo there, but we can't build an
aviary," she said.
Andrews said current building code
allows for such developments.
" If they tore down everything that's
there they'd be able to build a multi-
story condo," he said.
Anderson added that if the city
rejects the sanctuary's variance
request, they can easily appeal.
"The birds need to exercise their
wings before we release them into the
wild," Simoneau said. "So we really
need this cage."
The sanctuary will request the two
required zoning variances from the
Town of Redington Shores Planning
and Zoning Board this Thursday,
December 10.

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City Adopts
Election Date
ST. PETE BEACH Last week, the
St. Pete Beach City Commission
resolved to establish March 9, 2010
as the date for next year's general
municipal election.
The election will fill two city
commission seats; that of District 1
and that of District 3. Vice Mayor
Al Halpern and Commissioner
Christopher Leonard, respectively,
currently occupy those seats.
City District 1 comprises the
northernmost portion of St. Pete
Beach, while the third district is
made up of the swath of land that
sits just north of Pass-A-Grille.
The City Commission has set
April 13, 2010 as the date for runoff
elections, if needed.
The qualifying period for those
interested in running for one of these
seats started on December 8 and will
end at noon on December 30 of this
year. To qualify, an individual must
have been a full-time resident of his
or her district of interest for at least

12 consecutive months prior to the
final date of the qualifying period.
Vice Mayor Al Halpern will
seek re-eclection of District 1;
Commissioner Christopher Leonard
of District 3 will not.
City Clerk Teri McMaster said that
the commission will likely adopt
another ballot item. It would have
to do with the establishment of a
Community Redevelopment Agency.
The deadline for ballot language on
such items is January 8th of 2010,
but the city is seeking an extension
from the Pinellas County Board

of Elections. The commission has
a regular meeting the following
Tuesday, McMaster said, and would
like to discuss it then. They seek to
extend the deadline to January 13th.
Public discussion on the referendum
can take place even after the language
is finalized.

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Though you know better, something
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doing you much good. Monday, there
will be a shift. It's subtle but certain.
This time, the move you make away
from the old hurt is definite, genuine
and will prove lasting. You'll feel a
little brighter and lighter each day as
the week progresses.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
Your cautious nature is a supreme
advantage in the current situation.
Everyone is benefiting from your
thoroughgoing evaluation of possible
outcomes. The time for decision-
making is almost at hand, and it will
be a good decision because you put the
work in. Keep gathering information
this week.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your
first thought upon waking will be an
indicator of your overall well-being.
Recall that first thought, and write it
down. Continue to keep track of your
first thought of the day for the entire
week. A pattern will emerge. You'll
learn something significant about
yourself in this exciting stage of your
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It's
like you are in the middle of a swim,
plowing through the water at a steady
pace, when suddenly you pause mid-
stroke and wonder what all this effort
is for. First get to the edge of the
pool, and then pose the question once
more. You'll be in a better position to
answer from a place of support.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The
respect you feel for someone is almost
overwhelming. Just remember that
you have talents this person doesn't
have. The only difference is, this
person recognizes his or her own
talents to a greater degree than you
do. Look at what you do well, and do
it to the hilt. The results will make
you proud.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There
will be many beautiful personal

moments to savor. So take a break
from your ambitions to rise through
the ranks of management. You'll
enjoy being in the mix and getting
things done. Thursday and Friday,
your knack for following directions
makes you the most productive (and
promotable) person around.
GEMINI (Ic.iy 21-June 21).
Making a mountain out of a molehill
is usually not a good idea, but
sometimes you need to take a small
problem seriously so it doesn't get
out of control. There's a molehill on
the horizon that needs looking in to.
This is a truly manageable situation,
as long as you handle it by the week's
CANCER (June 22-July 22). While
conflicting emotions might hamper
your ability to make a decision, they
reflect an uncommon gift: being able
to see several sides of a situation. You
are not one to oversimplify a problem,
which makes you a valuable asset to
a friendship or business. Bottom line:
You'll make the perfect decision at
the perfect time.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Self-esteem
ebbs and flows as you assess your
position in life. At times it seems that
everyone moves on while you're still
in the same place. It's an erroneous
assessment, though. Look again
and you will see just how much has
changed. Also, everyone feels this
way. Take confidence -- you really
are moving forward.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It
sometimes seems that everything
fun is either fattening or worse, but
that's the trick of life -- balancing the
wanton indulgences with the steady
obligations. You've managed this
teeter-totter with aplomb, and Friday
you will be rewarded accordingly.
Enjoy a special connection with
Pisces people.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). A new
opportunity will be presented, and

it's scary to most of your colleagues
and friends. While others huddle
and speculate about the dangers
involved in this scenario, jump in
and scramble through it to the best
of your ability. Someone has to go
first! You'll be admired, followed and
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If the
so-called "right choice" is a dreary
one, it probably isn't so correct after
all. Who said you can't have fun and
still be a moral person? Examine
your rules for yourself, and consider
chucking the dreadfully boring ones
this week. Thursday, a free-spirited
friend will liberate you.
This Week's Birthdays: You'll
have a sense that you are someone
special as you recognize your
uncommon gifts. Your resources
increase in January, and you will
independently handle tasks that
you used to depend on another
person or company to do for you. A
tender relationship becomes your
focus in February. March brings
travel and a change of characters
in your personal life. You'll enjoy
the friends you make as you pursue
a novel interest. Family grows in
June. You'll make a commitment in

Music at Gulfport
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Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Cookie returns with karaoke &
Friday, 1-4 p.m.
Joanne & Chris, The Silver Spin-
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Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Jay & Lolita "Teamsters"
Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m.
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Holiday Happenings
on Treasure Island
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
additional information, please call
the Yacht Club at (727) 367-4511.

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 sendresumes to the
Heather Holloway, Athletic Director,
via email at hollowayh@pcsb.org.

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Holiday Concert by the Love Notes:
on Tues. Dec. 15 at 2pm. Free. Please
call to let us know you plan to attend.
Refreshments provided.
Coping with Holidays after Loss
of Loved One: Anyone who has lost
a loved one, knows the holidays can
be especially difficult. Please join us
on Wed. Dec. 16 at 10:30am. This
presentation will provide helpful ways
of coping. Free refreshments.
Bridge Club Cancelled: There will be
no Bridge Club on Tues. Dec. 15 due to
a Holiday concert by The Love Notes at
2pm. All are invited to attend!
Folk Dance Class for Beginners:
The Italian American Society of St.
Petersburg will teach Folk Dance
Classes for beginners for those who
want to be a part of their dance group.
Class for newcomers is on Thursdays at
New Art Class Starting: A new art
class will be offered on Wednesdays
starting Jan. 6 at 1pm. Must provide
your own art supplies. Call now to
get your name on the list. Seating is
Weight Loss Management Classes:
Need a little help with losing weight?
How about joining a series of Weight
Loss Management Classes on
Thursday staring January 7 at 1pm?
Call now to sign up as space is limited.

These classes are made possible by the
Senior Center Foundation.
Electric Cars History of
Investment Possibilities: Our
Investment Discussion Group is hosting
a special presentation by Cliff Ruffner
on Electric Cars: A Quick History of
Investment Possibilities on Wed. Jan.
13 at 10:30am. Newcomers welcome.
Senior Center Health & Beauty
Fair: Mark your calendar now for our
4-day Health and Beauty Fair, Jan. 19
through the 22. Watch for details in
the Gabber.
Yoga Relocates to Casino: The Senior
Center Yoga Class has relocated to the
Gulfport Casino. Yoga meets every
Wed. at 1:30pm.
Line Dance Relocates to Casino:
The Senior Center Line Dance Class
has relocated to the Gulfport Casino.
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
Legal Assistance: The Community
Law Program will provide free legal
assistance to qualifying residents 60

or 893-2237
yrs. and older on Fri. Dec. 18 at 9:30am.
Call the Senior Center for income
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 341-0130 to register
and fee info.
Wii Bowling: Wii Bowling: Every
Thurs. at 1pm, and Tues. Dec. 15 at
Holiday Night Light Tour: Gulfport
seniors are invited to participate in our
holiday night light tour of Gulfport on
Tues. Dec. 15 at 6:30pm. Call now to
make your reservation.
Movie of the Month Come join us for
a free movie in the Hickman Theater on
Mon. Dec. 28 at 12:45pm. Movie: It's a
Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart.
Bone Strengthening Exercise:
Every Tues. at 11:15am
Live Chat Room: Fri. at 2pm
(temporarily relocating to the Library)
Ongoing Support Groups:
Diabetic Support (1st & 3rd Mon. at
Hearing Support (1st & 3rd Mon at
Vision Support (2nd & 4th Mon at
Caregiver Support, Wed. 2pm

* Gulfport Library

Gulfport Creative Short Story Writ-
ers: Every Wednesday, 10:00 am.
One-on-One Computer Instruction:
By appointment only--contact Alex
Hooks at the Reference Desk, or call
"Mrs. Santa" Reads Stories at the
Library!: Saturdays in December,
11:30 am.
Art Exhibit: Paintings by Ray Vaillan-
court. Through December 30.
Crafts Club for All Ages: Saturdays,
December 5 and 12, 2:00 pm. Presented
by Pat Brinkley.
Suncoast Computer Users Group
(SCUG): Thursday, December 10, 6:00

Scrapbookers Club for
Adults: Saturday, Decem
pm. Make beautiful pages
Legal Puzzles Study G
day, December 14, 1:00 pr
by local chapter, Brandei:
Coffee/Talk: Thursday, D
10:00 am. Discussion of
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or fax 893-1072
STeens & The G & O Book Club: Saturday,
ber 12, 1:00 December 19, 1:30 pm. Philosophical
)f memories, discussion group based on the works of
roup: Mon- mystic G. I. Gurdjieff and philosopher
a. Presented P. D. Ouspensky.
s University Library Closes at 5:00 pm on Thurs-
days, December 24 & December 31.
ecember 17, Genealogy Discussion Group: Sat-
A Thousand urday, December 26, 1:00 pm.
oks / discus- Short Stories Study Group: Mon-
nce Desk. day, December 28, 1:00 pm. Presented
Thousand by local chapter, Brandeis University
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m. Highly- Testing for 2010 Census Jobs: Tues-
ane Smiley's days through February, 3:00-6:00 pm.
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Ser ices city Sponsored Activities

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Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068

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

Tomlinson Skate Park Sticker
Purchase New Sticker
due Oct. 09
Annual cost $5 res./$10 non-res.
Registration: Age 17 and under
must be accompanied by a parent,
have proof of residency and fill a
consent form. Availability to regis-
ter: Monday through FIi,-1. y 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

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The Pinellas County Health Department announced Monday that the public
can get vaccinated for the H1N1 virus, more commonly known as "Swine Flu,"
at five health department locations.
The main health department center located at 205 Dr. Martin Luther King St.
North in St. Petersburg will offer vaccinations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
through Friday and from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturdays.
Four other locations will offer vaccinations weekdays between 8 a.m. and
5 p.m. They are:
*Pinellas Park: 6350 76th Avenue North
*Largo: 12420 130th Avenue North
Clearwater: 310 N. Myrtle Avenue
Tarpon Springs: 301 S. Disston Avenue
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51, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday,
December 1, 2009, at St. Anthony's
Hospital. She graduated from Dixie
Hollins High School. She was a clerk
at the USPS in St. Petersburg for
31 years. She was preceded in death
by her son Jason Edward McDon-
ald, husband Lonnie Comer, mother
Mary Jane McDonald, brother Ed-
ward McDonald. She is survived by
her daughter Lindsey Wilson, grand-
daughter Haley Jay, father Wilfred
McDonald, sisters MaryAnn Manies,
Ellen Delancey and Colleen McDon-
ald. She is also survived by many
other family and friends. There will
be a memorial mass at Sacred Heart
Church in Pinellas Park at 10 a.m.
on Friday, December 11, 2009. AL-
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G., 52, of Gulfport,
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Gulfport and three brothers and four
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Gather together in the spirit of the holiday
Pinellas Pioneer Settlement's

Christmas Jamboree

Date & Time:

2900 31st Street South, St. Pete
December 12, 2009 10am 4pm
Free our gift to the community

Shop for the holidays among experienced crafts people
displaying old fashioned and modern items for sale.
Hear heavenly music throughout the day.
Smell hot apple cider and sugar cookies on the breeze
that will lure you to our summer kitchen for samples.
Step back in time and see a Victorian Christmas at the
exquisitely decorated historical Endicott House.
Win a decorated Christmas tree for your home.

For more information call
SGinger Platt at 893-7326
Crafters wanted.

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Travel on a hayride with Santa.
Dangle from an oak with Pathfinder
Outdoor Education rope climbing.
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Play old time games like horseshoes,
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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. 12
Boca Ciega Yacht Club. Christmas Lighted Boat Parade
is scheduled for December 12 and should pass the Gulfport
city pier at around 6:30. To see the details, including a
chart of the course, visit www.sailbcyc.org, the information
will be on the first page.
Downtown St. Petersburg. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., 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
10 p.m. Call 821-6443 for more details.
Sunday, Dec. 13
Treasure Island. The illuminated boats will leave the
Treasure Island Tennis & Yacht Club at 6:20 p.m. 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 will actually be two boat parades
in the water this evening. The first, which consists of
smaller boats, starts at John's Pass at 6:15 p.m. 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 8:30 p.m.
For more information call 391-9951.
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
Sunday, Dec. 20
Redington Beach/Indian Shores. This Redington-
Indian Shores joint parade will happen from 6 to 10 p.m.
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Holiday Fundraiser/Toy Drives
Now more than ever, as we all feel the squeeze of a shrinking economy, it is
imperative that we show generosity in whatever ways we can. In a climate
characterized by layoffs and abandoned homes, anemic wages and what
some call the "changing face of homelessness," it may be tough to see that
there are individuals and families far worse off than you and yours. Though
we are well into the holiday season and beyond many of this year's major
holiday events, there are still ways to make room for giving, and here are a
few of the events and drop-off locations in and around Gulfport.
* Liberty Tax Service Toys for Tots Drive: This one occurs every Tues-
day through Christmas and aims to bring money and toys in for the pro-
gram's beneficiaries. Registration is $10 or a new, unwrapped toy. Festivi-
ties include raffles and a t-shirt giveaway. Tuesday, 7-9pm. 3800 66th St.
N. St. Pete. (727) 388-4344.
* Light the Way Home: This Humane Society event aims to raise money
for its efforts at tackling the plight of unwanted pets. Up through Christ-
mas, pet owners can bring their critters in for photos with Santa from
10-4 on weekends. Call to ask about holiday baskets or if you wish to have
your pet microchipped. Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590,
Clearwater. (727) 797-7722.
*YMCA Toy Box Night: The Childs Park Y is giving residents a chance to
help those in need provide Christmas for their families just ahead of the big
day. Childs Park YMCA, 691 43rd St. S., St. Petersburg. (727) 209-9622.
* Drop-off sites (includes those of Toys for Tots and Metropolitan
First Bank, 6850 Central Ave., St. Pete
Fred Anderson Lumber Yard, 6th Ave. & 49th St. S., St. Pete
Jim & Heather Gills YMCA, 3200 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg
Our Savior Lutheran Church, 301 58th St. S., St. Petersburg
Pronto Car Wash, 220 34th St. N., St. Petersburg
Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st St. S., Gulfport
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The Senior Center's First annual
Winter Wonderland Fundraising
Event was a great success and would
never have happened without the
wonderful support of some very
dedicated volunteers. Spearheading
the event were volunteers Julie Fuce,
Pam McGinnis and Jay Edwards who
organized the whole weekend and
coordinated an army of volunteers.
The Friday evening Live & Silent
Auctions were great fun and
Foundation Board member David
Lemke did a sterlingjob as auctioneer.
The Saturday Flea Market and
Better Boutique provided some great
bargains for holiday shoppers while
Woody Bianchi enhanced the morning
with lively music. Thanks also to the
many individuals and businesses
who donated auction items, monetary
support and various food items. All
proceeds went to the Senior Center
Foundation which is the fundraising
arm of the Senior Center.

Recession Buster
for Seniors
Seniors in Service provides a tax-
free income of up to $425 per month
to income-qualified volunteers who
serve as Foster Grandparents. This
income does not affect eligibility for
food stamps, housing, Medicaid or any
other assistance. Volunteers must be
55 years old or older and serve for 15
- 40 hours per week.
Foster Grandparents serve in public
school classrooms, Head Start centers
and after-school programs. They
spend their time one-on-one or in
small groups with at-risk children.
Volunteers make a significant
difference in the lives of the children
and elders they serve! Learn more at
www.seniorsinservice.org or call (813)
932-5228 for more information and an

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.

Gabber December 10 December 16, 2009

Gulfport's Holiday Hoopla

Top: Osceola High Headliners, a 30 person choral group from Osceola High
School in Seminole, brought Christmas cheer and entertained the crowd at the
Holiday Hoopla last Saturday with both traditional and contemporary Christmas
Above: Betty the Greyhound gets a pat on the head from Victorian actors Mrs.
Richmond (Paisley Brandstatter), Mrs. Bottomsworth (Sue Lentz) and Ebenezer
Scrooge (post ghosts) Gary Lehman. Betty's owners Dr. Lester McLachlan and
Gail Hessy brought Betty down to the Holiday Hoopla in Gulfport last Saturday.
The actors stopped Betty, who is a therapy dog, to give her some Christmas
Right: Victorian Ladies OceeDelia, (aka Cynthia Mull, left) and Ms. Eizabeth
Smith, (aka Libby Higdon,) stroll down Beach Blvd. last Saturday at the Holiday
Hoopla in Gulfport. The two are part of a new actor's group and wanted to
spread some Holiday Cheer!

Gabber December 10 December 16, 2009

I wrote last week that my daugh-
ter was in critical condition in
a Pittsburgh hospital suffering
from swine flu. She passed away
Saturday, the fourth death out of a
nearby county of 200,000 people. She
would not have died had she had the
swine flu vaccine.
She was only 49 and healthy. She
died nearly four weeks after acquir-
ing it. She lasted three weeks longer
than most who have advanced stages
of the disease. Her husband got well
in five or six days.

The doctor who ran the Pittsburgh
Intensive Care Unit told me he has
had five cases, all between 20 and 50.
I don't know who has survived, but
know that two there have died. If
anyone needs more reason to get the
vaccine, I wouldn't know why.
Swine flu kills and while the pan-
demic is now ebbing, this is not the
flu season and it's predicted to re-
turn this winter and spring, possibly
stronger than ever. My latest sta-
tistic for Pinellas county shows 11
dead. There have been 172 deaths in

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in Hillsborough County.
Of course, as I explained last week,
there is a problem. There's a short-
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the way. Perhaps that's why health
officials weren't pushing too hard to
urge vaccinations. I also explained
that the U.S. could triple its supply if
it added an ingredient to the vaccine.
However, it's not approved for U.S.
use, but is used in Europe. Maybe we
should reconsider?
If the next wave hits and is more
virulent and extensive (extent of the
swine flu is not really known since
it is too expensive to test everyone),
perhaps political leaders will want
to reconsider. And, if that does oc-
cur, maybe anti-vaccine people will
change their mind.
Just keep in mind that the swine flu
virus( H1N1), the same of the great
1918 epidemic, is not tested for ex-
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sive and time consuming to do so.
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but we do need more vaccine. And, it
targets the young and healthy. The
prospect of overwhelmed hospitals,
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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
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We have Ragtime Annie and her husband scheduled for Friday 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 Monday nights. She has a strong following. Wednesday is our special dinner offerings.
Wednesday 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!

When did Gulfport have its own speedboat, and why did they let a little kid
drive it? Answer next week.
Think you know the answer?
Send us an email with your answer, name and
phone number to News@theGabber.com

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ing you every week with an interesting
old photograph from the collection of the
Historical Museum. See if you can iden-
tify the people, places, and above all the
decade of each picture as it comes along.
To make it a little bit of a challenge, we
won't publish the correct caption until the
following week.

Last week's picture showed 54th Street
looking north from the corner of Shore
Boulevard in 1921. Just a year later the
Boca Ciega Inn would go up right across
54th, which was known as Grant Ave-
nue in those days. Neither it nor Shore
(which was not yet much of a boulevard)
was paved, though it did have a nice side-

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Gulfport Centennial
Musical Celebration!
It isn't every city that kicks off
its centennial celebration with an
original musical written especially
for its birthday, but that is exactly
what Gulfport is doing. A little over
a year and a half ago, a Gulfport
resident and well-known playwright,
Gil Perlroth, teamed up with
Gulfport Historian, Lynne Brown to
create a never-before-seen musical.
This tremendous effort on both their
parts is premiering January 9 and
will run through January 24, 2010 at
the Catherine A. Hickman Theater
in a play entitled, Gulfport: The
The play is a joint effort by the
City of Gulfport and the Gulfport
Community Players to kick off
the City of Gulfport's Centennial
Celebration. It is based upon some
of the many historical highlights of
the unique City of Gulfport, Florida.
This play is a history of the ups and
downs of this small Florida coastal
town by the bay. And quite a story
it is!
Manyyears ago, The Great Hurricane
of 1921 destroyed and changed the
character of Gulfport forever. What
was once a small fishing village was
wiped out by that storm. People
were starving and there seemed to
be no way to make a living. Then
later prohibition arrived, and what
was left of the fishermen turned to
bootlegging. Time marched on to
1980 when undesirables virtually
took over the waterfront.
Today Gulfport has the feel of a
small town, unlike some larger cities
around the state. Gulfport is an
extremely laid back community and
the residents like it that way.
The Gulfport Centennial Celebration
of events will continue through 2010.
Tickets are on sale now for just $15
each. You can purchase tickets in
Gulfport at Eileen's Resale Shop
at 5401 Gulfport Boulevard S., The
Gulfport Casino Ballroom at 5501
Shore Boulevard S., The Gulfport
Chamber of Commerce at 2808 58
Sreet S. and The Beach Bazaar
at 3115 Beach Boulevard S. Get
yours while you still can! For more
information, please contact the
Gulfport Community Players at 727-

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Have you got a
*question for your
C i AT B city government?
Email your request to News@theGabber.com
By Cathy Salustri
Q: The city of Gulfport has decided to close the casino every Monday...
allegedly to save money. What, exactly, do they (the City Council?) think the
savings will be? Can this be answered without being vague, but by actually
giving facts and figures? Do they realize that if someone walks in the door of
the Casino on a Monday and loves it, they might book it for a party or a wed-
ding reception? This won't happen if it's closed.
A: $168 in labor for a part-time employee who previously didn't have to be
there, according to Gulfport City Manager Jim O'Reilly. That's $12 an hour for
a 14-hour day. Before O'Reilly took on the interim city manager position, he
and his support staff used offices in the Casino, so they were on-site if someone
wanted to see it. Once he moved up to city hall, there wasn't anyone there, and
to keep the Casino open requires a part-time employee.
So why close just on Mondays?
"As is the case with many hospitality based facilities, staff has seen a low
turnout on Mondays during the day and evening," O'Reilly explained, adding
that the city will show the Casino to prospective renters on Mondays by ap-
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Gulfport Police responded to during the
past week.
Friday 11/27
Domestic Verbal- 5700 BIk 16th Ave.
Domestic Verbal- 1600 BIk 58th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 2600 BIk 45th St.
Street Obstruction- 1700 BIk 58th St.
Drunk Driver- 1500 BIk Gray St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5300 BIk 19th
Ave. S.
Domestic Battery- 2800 Blk 50th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 5300 BIk 8th Ave. S.
Drunk Driver- 6200 BIk Gulfport Blvd.
Saturday 11/28
Criminal Mischief- 6100 BIk Kipps Col-
ony Dr. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1700 BIk 52nd
St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 2100 BIk 58th St. S.
Stolen Vehicle- 2700 BIk 45th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5600 BIk 15th
Ave. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 5100 BIk Preston
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5800 BIk 26th
Ave. S.
Trespasser- 1500 BIk 52nd St. S.
Noise Complaint- 6300 BIk 9th 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.

Suspicious Vehicle- 5900 BIk Bayview
Cir. S.
Sunday 11/29
DUI Investigation- 2900 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Domestic Verbal- 1200 BIk 53rd St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk 13th
Ave. S.
Burglary- 5900 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 6100 BIk Kipps
Colony Dr. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk 13th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk New-
ton Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 4900 BIk 29th Ave.
Abandoned Vehicle- 6200 BIk 15th Ave.
Monday 11/30
Noise Complaint- 2000 BIk 53rd St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 6100 BIk 10th Ave.
Trouble with Individual- 5600 BIk Tan-
gerine Ave S.
Theft- 1100 BIk 60th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 3000 BIk 56th St.
Trouble with Individual- 5300 BIk 11th
Ave. S.
Disabled Vehicle- 4900 BIk 11th Ave.

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Theft- 5100 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 2800 BIk Miriam St.
Hit & Run- 2200 BIk 49th St. S.
Noise Complaint- 1300 Blk 56th St. S.
Tuesday 12/1
Trouble with Individual- 2000 BIk 52nd
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 5200 BIk 13th Ave.
Theft- 2800 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Theft- 1200 BIk Freemont St. S.
Burglary- 5800 BIk 13th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 3000 BIk 49th St. S.
Wednesday 12/2
Suspicious Vehicle- Osgood Pt.
Accident with Injuries- 900 BIk 58th St.
Trespasser- 2000 BIk 52nd St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 2500 BIk 54th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2000 BIk 52nd
St. S.
Burglary- 5100 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Abandoned Vehicle- 4600 BIk 29th Ave.
Criminal Mischief- 2500 BIk 54th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5100 BIk 12th Ave.
Suspicious Vehicle- 3100 BIk Miriam
St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5300 BIk 11th Ave.
Thursday 12/3
Suspicious Vehicle- 5300 BIk 18th Ave.
Animal Complaint- 700 Blk 58th St. S.
Trespasser- 2000 BIk 52nd St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 6200 BIk 14th
Ave. S.
Burglary- 1800 BIk 56th St. S.
Theft- 2900 BIk 53rd St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2000 BIk 52nd
St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 900 BIk Gray St. S.
Animal Complaint- 6000 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.

Gabber December 10 December 16, 2009

Friday Open Air Market
in Treasure Island
The Treasure Island Chamber
of Commerce announces that the
Friday Open Air Markets has started
every Friday until March (excluding
holidays) from 9-2 p.m. at the
Community Center, Market features
arts and crafts, food, fresh produce,
music, free parking and free gift
wrapping during December. Rain or

Pink Panther Auditions
Auditions for "The Pink Panther
Strikes Again" are scheduled 6:30
p.m. Sunday and Monday, December
13 and 14, to be produced by Island
Community Theatre in February
Inspector Jacques Clouseau (a role
originally created by Peter Sellers)
fights for the future of all mankind in
the greatest caper of his brilliant and
utterly clumsy career. Former boss
Paul Dreyfus has gone off the deep
end, and is holding a mad scientist
and his lovely daughter hostage as
part of a nefarious scheme. A wild
assortment of assassins and the
dreaded Doomsday machine complete
this comedic romp by William Gleason,
based on the film by Blake Edwards
and Frank Waldman.
Needed are seven males and seven
females ranging in age from 16 to 60s.
Come prepared to move. Readings
will be from the script (contact the
director for sides). Also looking for
crew, including stage manager,
costumes, props, lighting and sound.
(No experience? No problem they'll
train you!)
Auditions and rehearsals will be held
at 286 107 Avenue in Treasure Island
(the first drive on right after crossing
last bridge onto island; the green stilt
building next to Malyn Motel.) Leave
a message on the Island Community
Theatre hotline for more information:
(727) 430-2328.
"The Pink Panther Strikes Again"
will run for 12 performances February
4-21, 2010, at the Catherine Hickman
Theater in Gulfport's Arts District
(5501 27 Avenue S.). Shows at 8
p.m. Thursday through Saturdays;
2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets
$15; students $10; two for $20
Thursday. Available online at www.

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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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Civitan Club to Host
Christmas Luncheon
The St. Petersburg Civitan Club
is hosting their Annual Christmas
Luncheon for PARC on Wednesday,
December 16 from 11:30 a.m. to
1 p.m. at the Orange Blossom, 220
Fourth Street N., St. Petersburg. The
festivities will include a visit from
Santa with each PARC child and
adult receiving a gift.
The St. Petersburg Civitan is the
second oldest service club in the city
and is dedicated to helping children
with disabilities and has supported
the mission of PARC for many years.
PARC serves more than 700 children
and adults with developmental
disabilities in the Tampa Bay area.
The Civitan Club includes PARC in
the Santa Parade and other events
throughout year. The Christmas
Luncheon is open to the public.
Guests and potential new members
are welcome. For more information or
RSVP, please contact Jim Belcher at

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Why Keep it Local?
By Kate Bradshaw
Bold lettering spells out the word
"cocky" on the famous belt buckle.
Mike Knettel, owner of Domain
Home Accessories, a shop on
Gulfport's Beach Boulevard that
features primarily work of local
artists, says that the artist who
crafted it, Burbank, Cal.-based
Karyn Cantor, somehow caught the
eye of the right person. Soon enough,
the belt buckle sporting the synonym
for overconfidence was the focus of
an entire episode of the television
series Bones.
As of press time, it is unknown
whether an accessory featured at
any big box store you can name has a
story that's remotely as interesting.
As we zero in on the home stretch
of yet another expensive procession
of holidays, as we peck at our
calculators by night and terrorize
each other over a few bucks by
day, some business owners and
community leaders say it's time to
bring it all back home.
Knettel, who is also the treasurer of
the Gulfport Merchants' Association,
says that the group preaches the
gospel of 3-50-68.
The formula goes as follows: shop
at three local stores once a week.
Spend a total of at least $50 a
month at each place. Doing so can
keep as much as 68 out of every 100
dollars you spend within in the local
The difference between shopping
local and going corporate is
"When you shop at the big box
stores, 13 out of every 100 dollars
spent stays local," he says.
Those numbers, of course, can vary
but the difference is considerable
any way you look at it.
The idea of shopping local seems to
be catching on.
On the most recent Black Friday,
even as shoppers camped overnight
just to get good deals, some coming
to blows, some local merchants
are saying that they have done
unexpectedly well.
On the heels of one the heaviest
shopping days of the year (the
Saturday before Christmas is
reportedly the biggest, and not Black
Friday), Ken Lipe, who manages a

shell shop on St. Pete Beach's Corey
Avenue, said that the shop saw a
decent crowd.
"It's been very busy today," he said
on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
"Better than it's been."
Lipe said he attributes this
primarily to visiting families and
others who enjoy the "more laid-
back shopping" such small clusters
of local businesses offer.
"It's leisurely," said Corey Corners
owner Kathi Hansen, who added

that things like free parking and
local character add to the appeal of
going local.
In the days leading up to holidays
so fraught with conflicting messages
(peace and goodwill versus vicious,
unbridled consumerism), the hope
among local merchants is that
shoppers will look beyond short term
things like convenience and cost, and
instead recognize long term benefits
of investing in one's community.

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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

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.
The program willinclude 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
"Show and Tell" segment by members
Lynn Arroya, Carol Jaffe, Deborah
Radstrom, Barbara Smith and Linda
Zolinsky, all ofwhom 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. Call Sally Israel at

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Christmas Tree Lot to
Benefit Local Charities
Sunshine City Kiwanis Club has
partnered with Palm Lake Christian
Church for their annual Christmas
tree lot. The address is 5401 22
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. The lot
opens on Friday, November 27 and
will be open every week day from
5:30-9 p.m., Saturdays from 10:30
a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from
1-8 p.m. until all the Christmas trees
are gone. One hundred percent of
proceeds from the lot will go to local
charities, ministries and outreach

Shop Thrift,
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.

Gulfport's Annual

Business Showcase

Photo by Greg Stemm
Mike Baggs, broker from Sail Away Realty, Inc, Hamid Saidi, owner of Ecco Bistro and
Dolly Tickell from Act One Productions enjoyed an evening of business networking at the
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce Holiday Mixer and Showcase held at the Gulfport Casino
on Thursday, December 3. The event is a popular annual event that affords businesses and
organizations in the area a chance to meet and mingle in a festive holiday atmosphere.

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First Unity Presents
Christmas Musical
First Unity Church will present
"A Baby Changes Everything,"
a musical drama that brings the
biblical Christmas story into a bold
and unique contemporary focus, on
Friday, December 11 at 7 p.m.
"A Baby Changes Everything" tells
the story of three individuals in the
tinyvillage ofBethlehem. They almost

sleep through the first Christmas
night until they are awakened in
time to experience the life-changing
miracle in a manger. Featuring a
spectacular arrangement of the title
song, made popular by Faith Hill, the
musical mixes new theatrical songs
with beloved songs of the season,
presented by First Unity Choir and
Childcare will be provided, and
a love offering will be taken. This

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event is the Creative Arts Ministry's
major fundraiser of the year, with all
proceeds benefiting First Unity.
First Unity Church is located at 460
46 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. For
more information, call 527-2222 or
visit www.firstunity.org.

This Holiday Give
the Gift of Giving
Gulf Coast Community Care needs
volunteers age 30 and older for its
mentoring program. Volunteers are
matched with children who need a
positive adult role model.
Many of the children are in kinship
care or live with a single parent who
is going to school and working. There
is a special need for volunteers for
children of all ages. Volunteers give
the gift of time to one child and are
provided social events and support
by agency staff. No experience is
necessary. There are no costs.
Volunteers spend a few hours a week
in simple activities such as reading,
fishing, baking, teaching a craft, or
visiting a park with a child. We have
children throughout Pinellas County
waiting for mentors!
To learn how you can make a lasting
difference in the life of a child, call
Adults Mentoring Children at (727)

Post 305 Auxiliary
The Auxiliary has been very busy.
Make a Difference Day was in
October. The Unit hosted a workshop
on Scams, Frauds and Swindles.
Those who attended learned how
to stay safe and not be caught in a
scam. Ghosts, ghouls and goblins
came to the Post home for the adult
Halloween party. Congrats to Kathy
Murphy 1st prize. Finger food was
great. A good time was had by all at
the Early Bird Dinner. A wonderful
dinner was served and Elvis rocked
the house. Wednesday night dinners
are well attended. Dick and Diana
Swetel cooked and donated delicious
chicken and dumplings in November.
Check the calendar for upcoming
menus. Post 305 family birthday party
is the last Wednesday of the month at
9 p.m. Renata Rathmann (Unit 305
past President) has moved to Largo
Rehabilitation Center. Cards may
be sent to 9035 Bryan Dairy Road,
Largo, FL 33777.

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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 join
us for our Carols by Candlelight.
For more information, call me (Jim
Minder) at 866-0316. Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year 2010!

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.

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"Antiques in the Park"
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Following the successful November
premiere of Gulfport's "Antiques
in the Park" series, the show will
return to ('l m.-i- Park on Saturday,
January 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This
outdoor antiques and collectibles
fair is co-sponsored by the City of
Gulfport and the Gulfport Lions
Club, and is held in the first block of
Beach Boulevard at the intersection
of Gulfport Boulevard.

There will be a great assortment of
vintage fun for sale at Antiques in
the Park including estate jewelry,
old pottery, art, china and glassware,
clocks, old beer signs, tools, linens,
toys, Florida memorabilia, furniture,
primitives, and even vintage Aloha
shirts. Admission and parking for the
public is free. The raindate for the
antique show is the next day, Sunday,
January 3.
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Alley Vacation Denied
ST. PETE BEACH- The right-of-way
that stretches between 6th and 7th
Avenues in Pass-A-Grille will remain
a property of the city. The St. Pete
Beach City Commission reached this
decision after discussing the possible
benefits of such a move, which would
have given the swath of 10-foot-
wide alley to abutting landowners.
Commissioners expressed concern
over the precedent it would set. "If
we give this away, everyone's going
to want the same thing," Vice Mayor
Al Halpern said.

Assessment Discussed
ST. PETE BEACH Although city
officials may not all agree on how to
fund it, they generally support an
overhaul of the city's stormwater
management system, which
transports flood waters into Boca
Ciega Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
With issues ranging from barnacle-
clogged drainpipes to the general
aging of much of the system, the
system overhaul will likely cost the
city around $225,000 to get started,
according to a presentation delivered
by Public Services Director Steven
Hallock. He added that currently,
there is no general maintenance of
the system, at that the city merely
responds when the system causes
flooding. The project is expected to
costt.i\py.i''- :,' 14 a year, or$2.68
each month. Assessments against
taxpayers for the system is not a
done deal. "This allows us the tool,"
said Commissioner Bev Garnett.
"It doesn't allow us the authority to
collect any assessments." Hallock
told the commission that, in order
for an assessment to be in place, it
must benefit every citizen. After a
public hearing, the City Commission
approved the use of an assessment
3-2, with Mayor Mike Finnerty
and Commissioner Christopher
Leonard casting the two dissenting
votes. Finnerty, who agreed that
the stormwater utility is needed,
suggested that the city utilize money
from its reserves rather than from
taxpayers. "It's a necessary evil. I
see the value to it," he said.

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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.

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
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.

Nominate for Women's
Opportunity Award
Soroptimist International of Holiday
Isles is accepting nominations for
the Women's Opportunity Award.
Eligible applicants must be women
who provide the primary financial
support for their families, andwho 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:
siholidayisle s@soroptimist.net.

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on every development that makes
the news unless it's for entertain-
ment purposes only and here's why.
None of these changes will take effect
until 2013 and if you believe in the
Mayan calendar, well...
Furthermore, as this or these bills
snake their way through Congress
(key word "snake"), keep in mind
that the people debating these is-
sues already have the best health
care and pension plans in the world
and then have the audacity to refer
to Medicare and Social Security as
entitlement programs. Lower your
And here's an example of where the
entertainment value can be found.
Was it mere coincidence that the
study claiming that women don't
really need mammograms or pap
smears after all was released just as
conservative right-wingers were pre-
dicting massive rationing of care or
just bad timing for the Obama admin-
istration? I personally think that the
government is trying to kill women. I
can't say as I blame them much other
than to plead that Nancy Pelosi, Hil-
lary Clinton and Sarah Palin are not
representative of my gender.
On the job front, I am no longer
looking for work but my computer is.
I learned in the news that human re-
source offices everywhere are so over-
whelmed with electronic resumes
that they have their computers scan
them for key words. In other words,
computers are now performing the
initial screening process. So I say,
have your computer hire my com-
puter. Mine would be happy to start
at the bottom of the totem pole in the
mailroom because it already has a
smart mailbox. And as a bonus, it's
an excellent speller, too. I say put the
human back in human resources and
hire some people to go over incoming
applications! Just a thought.
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Beta Sigma Phi
Sunshine City Council members
and guests enjoyed the annual
Christmas Brunch with a "Candy
Cane Christmas" theme on Saturday,
December 5 at Banquet Masters in
Pinellas Park. The committee did a
wonderfuljob in decorating the tables
with candy canes and a special visit
from Miss Candy Cane for all the
children attending added the special
touch. Each child was presented
with a gift. The entertainment
was presented by the Northside
Christian School Chamber Singers.
They are very talented young people
who managed to put everyone in the
Christmas spirit. Approximately
eight boxes of non-perishable food
items were collected and presented
to the St. Giles Food Pantry. It was a
wonderful event and everyone had a
delicious brunch.
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 projects in the area. If you
would like to learn more about Beta
Sigma Phi, please contact Sharon
Melton at 595-9625.
The Annual Couples' Christmas
Social will be held on Saturday,
December 12 at the home of Sharon
and Roger 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.
Have a very happy holiday season.
For more information contact Sharon
Ingram at 321-2849.

Rescue Group Needs
Foster Homes for Dogs
Florida Doggie Paws Rescue needs
more volunteers and foster homes
for small to medium breed dogs.
Their mission is to responsibly
rescue, spay/neuter, rehabilitate,
foster and find permanent loving
homes for unwanted, abandoned and
abused dogs in the community and
throughout the State of Florida.
There are many advantages to
fostering a dog. Foster homes are
not responsible for any vet bills or

expenses. The rescue will transport
the dog and take care of any
veterinary needs. The rescue has a
trainer available for you to use. In
addition, they act as a support system
that you can call anytime day or
night, if you have questions about
the dog's behavior, health, etc... You
are not alone! But the best reason of
all to foster is the reward of knowing
that you saved a life.
Please fill out a volunteer application
at www.floridadoggiepaws.com or
call Florida Doggie Paws at 813-
283-1695 and open your heart and
your home to one of these poor dogs
that just needs a place to stay for a
few weeks until they can find their
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By Robert J. Myers, Esquire
Andy, a widower with four children,
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Attorney Keith Sanders Handles Bankruptcies with Experience and Sensitivity
By Greg Stem

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

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

assess your situation and see how
it might be best for you to proceed.
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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-
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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-
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as possible.
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A Christmas Classic: Roger's Christmas House
A Christmas Classic: Roger's Christmas House

By Cathy Salustri

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making their annual pilgrimage to Pinellas Coun yI \\.
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or two north of our house, sat a little Christmas vill .l-. .1
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decided she would open a Christmas shop in her .. ii I \..
story Victorian home, planning to open in Septemb.l- .1in1
close in January. Her customers, however, had oi il.-
ideas, and they kept coming, so she stayed open. (" .'rI
the years she added four more houses, each with
its own theme.
The Main House has all the traditional
Christmas decorations- nine foot trees, graceful
white reindeer, and thousands of ornaments
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in I- li,.'-i'- imagined. Mr. Rodriguez is a friendly, smiling
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.1111 m.nl- ..1 I int to invite her in.
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i ',,ila I 'ill/n Salustri at CathySalustri@TheGabber.com.

Gabber December 10 December 16, 2009

Bogie Boys Basketball Gives Up

Undefeated Status to St. Pete High

Forward Norman Williams goes over the top of St. Pete High to dunk for two.

By Leigh Clifton

The Bogie Pirates came into
Tuesday night's game against St.
Pete High with all the confidence
of an undefeated team. But their
opponent, St. Pete High, was also
undefeated and it was clear from
the opening tip-off that it would be a
tough, knock-down, drag-out fight to
the finish. Bogie came out strong and
aggressive, but St. Pete High's head
coach Chris Blackwell had a plan to
come at Bogie with equal strength.
"I think we played aggressively; I
knew if we continued to claw at it we
felt we could force some turnovers.
We wanted to keep pressure on them
so we could put the ball in the wrong
players' hands," Blackwell said after
the close game.

Indeed it was a fast pace set by St.
Pete High that threw the Pirates off
their pace, forcing a slew of turnovers
and missed free throws.
The Pirates played a close game,
trading shots for shots up till the
fourth quarter, when St. Pete High
found another gear and started to
wear them down.
Kenny "Speedy" Smith was obviously
"We played good ball up till the
fourth quarter, at 3 minutes and 27
seconds. Then those guys turned up
the pace and that started forcing us to
commit a whole lot of turnovers. We
tried to keep up with their speed, but
we just didn't execute well enough.
Coach put us in our positions, but
we kept getting pulled out of them,"
Smith said.

"We beat ourselves here tonight,"
said Pirate senior forward Norman
Williams. "All of our turnovers were
at the end of the game and we missed
some key free throws. That's what
killed us. We've been preparing for
this game the last two weeks. I know
Coach Shuman is disappointed; I am
The costly turnovers and a rushed
offence by St. Pete High threw the
Pirates just enough off their game;
in the end they came up short, losing
53-45. They did end the game on a
high note as Williams slammed a
dunk home in the final seconds.
The Bogie Pirates next game is
Pinellas Park next Friday night,
December llth at 7:45 at home.

Boca Ciega High School

By Leigh Clifton

Boys Varsity
Dec. 1,2009
Boca Ciega High......... 73
Osceola High............. 38
Dec.4, 2009
Boca Ciega High......... 67
Dixie Hollins............. ... 42
Dec. 8, 2009
Boca Ciega High.......... 45
St. Pete High ............ 53
Girls Varsity
Dec. 3, 2009
Boca Ciega High......... 43
St. Pete High .............. 35
Dec.4, 2009
Boca Ciega High......... 75
Dixie Hollins............ .... 13
Dec.7, 2009
Boca Ciega High......... 93
Pinellas Park High........ 12
Girls Varsity
Dec 8, 2008
Boca Ciega High............ 0
Dixie Hollins................. 5
Boys Varsity
Dec 8, 2009
Boca Ciega High............ 0
Dixie Hollins................. 8

Gabber December 10 December 16, 2009

This Wonderful Show
By Cathy Salustri
There seems to be a trend in local theatre to mount
holiday productions that depart from the tradition-
al Christmas story, such as The Santaland Diaries
and The Eight Reindeer Monologues. While many of
these shows make for entertaining theatrical fodder,
watching season after season of actors poking fun at
Christmas-however well done-can get tiresome.
Given the abundance of such shows this season,
"This Wonderful Life" had a lot to live up to Satur-
day night. American Stage's press release described
the show as "an inventive new take on Frank Capra's
classic," so had director Todd Olson staged the show
as an interpretive dance, it would not have come as a
shock, although the show would have received quite
a different review.
Olson, not only the director for the show but Ameri-
can Stage's Producing Artistic Director, set the bar
high for actor Christopher Swan and the production staff
with this one-man retelling of a story that helped shape
American film culture. The potential for failure was enor-
mous, yet American Stage clears the bar without seeming
to notice it was even there.
Thankfully, "This Wonderful Life" remains true to the
spirit of the story and is a divine retelling of the well-loved
story. Swan tells the story with humor, passion, and pa-
thos, and delivers a stunning performance that captivates
the audience from his first line.
Swan doesn't tell the story as George Bailey or any of the
other characters; rather, he seamlessly weaves splendid im-
personations of many of the characters into the fabric of his
narration. With a sparse set that includes only a scaffold,
wood box, chairs and a ladder and equally minimal props,
this show relies on lighting and sound to help Swan tell
the story. Beau B. Edwardson's lighting design adds dimen-
sion to Frank Chavez's sparse yet effective set, and Olson's
sound design helps Swan round out his performance.
During this short show (less than two hours, with no in-
termission) Swan delivers an energetic, well-paced perfor-
mance that demands his full immersion in the role, both
emotionally and physically. He covers every inch of the
stage and rearranges the set several times to help him tell
the story. He does this while flawlessly narrating, rarely
pausing for more than a second or two. Saturday night's au-
dience rewarded Swan's performance with an enthusiastic
standing ovation.


While many audiences tend to give any show a standing
ovation, only a handful of shows deserve the highest praise
an audience can give. By standing for anything less than a
show that comes alive for the audience and moves them pro-
foundly, the standing ovation loses its meaning. However,
at the end of Saturday night's performance it was a sponta-
neous reaction for this reviewer to join the packed house in
that standing ovation.
If you see only one show this holiday season, or if you're
looking for a gift for someone, choose American Stage's
"This Wonderful Life".
Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day evenings and 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
American Stage has a 3 p.m. matinee on Saturdays and
Sunday. Tickets cost between $26 and $45, depending on
the date and time of the performance. Students can get rush
tickets for $10 a half-hour before each performance. Ameri-
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To buy tickets, call American Stage at 823-7529 or visit
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ence, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends.
Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed.
Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount,
Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm
Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester,
Woodwork, Doors, Trim, Decks, Screening,
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25% OFF 727-482-9505
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Locks. References, Delivery/Hauling. Call
Small Repairs, Hauling, Clean-ups, Lawn Ser-
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Lisa D. 727-421-5257. Lic. and Insured.

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20yrs. Experience. Covering the Beaches.
Free Estimates. Carpet & Wood Available at
Wholesale Prices. 727-560-3273.
$99 & UP
30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal ro-
oring, flat roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727-

Saul Plumbing & Design, Inc.

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Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Special-
ists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let "A
Old-Timer" Do It! Licensed RCC0051451 and
Insured. 824-9996.
Residential, Commercial, Auto, 23yrs. Experi-
ence. Free Estimates"

Kitchens, Repairs & More. Noble Construction.
Over 30 Years Experience. Free Estimates.
Lic.#CBC1256435. Ted, 727-688-8554, 727-
RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Pool Cages,
Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hur-
ricane Windows, Concrete Slabs, Sofit/Facia.
Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-
4300. RX11066857.
Interior/Exterior, Drywall, Plaster, Stucco, Tex-
ture, Wallpaper Removal, Painting. Reliable
with 35yrs. Experience. References, Insured,
#C4672 727-458-4209.

SBedrooms A* Room
* Baths Additions
SKitchens Porch
Storm So 11 1(',Enclosures
*Storm *- Soffit &
Protection Fascia
Whitman Contractor, Inc.
All Types of Remodeling Free Estimates
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Building in Gulfport since 1973
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The purpose of this session is to use
this time to complete work assigned
by teachers and improve study habits.
Certified Teacher 13 years experience
Available to help individuals that do not
understand a concept or are struggling
with a problem at no extra cost
Sessions: Monday Thursday
6-7 or 7-8 pm
Fee: $40 per week
$25 for 2 days / $15 per day
Space is limited.
Call Marlene Tench

LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Clean-
ing, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush
Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris
Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave,

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Dangerous Removals. Proper Pruning. Full
Yard Cleanups, Fertilizing & Spraying. 409-

James Fox Tree Service
Owner/Operator for over 20 years
i "We make your trees feel beautiful"
L Trees cleaned, elevated
Property Maintenance
Stump grinding
@ WJ* Hazardous limb removal
Uc.# 0700008985 Storm and roof protection
727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601
Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years
Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps.
439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312.

Mowing, Edging, Hedge Trimming
Sodding, Planting & Mulching
323-4792 m
JEFF'S LAWN SERVICE- Mowing, Trimming,
Edging, Blowing, Yard Clean-ups. Leaf and
Debris removal. ALSO: Odd jobs. Reasonable
rates, 727-341-0185
Planting, Maintenance, Patios. Reasonable
Rates. Call Chris 727-344-3214.

DAN'S HAULING-341-1135. Full Service
Cleanups. Bobcat & Demo Work.

Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall,
Taping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates.
Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-
PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates.
Commercial Residential References Upon
Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.
JOE & TONY'S PAINTING- Interior/Exterior,
30 Years Experience, Maticulous Work, Free
Estimates, Senior Discount. Power Washing,
Staining, Insured. References. Cell-732-822-

Charles Plumbing
S* Faucets
S* Tilets
Water Heaters
Sewer & Drain
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Charles Plumbing 727-5222508

Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning,
Remodels, New Construction, Better Business
Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523.

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PURZ 'n' FURZ- Pet Sitting, Bonded & In-
sured. Overnights, Dog Walking, Pet Taxi. 727-
251-2428.Gulfport/S. Pasadena, W. St. Pete
& Beaches.
Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All
Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632.
Cherish the Traditional Christmas Magic.
Home & Office Party, Gift Delivery, Photo-
graphs. 727-643-5407. Santa's Email:
24/7. We Pick Up on Your Schedule. Bonded,
Licensed & Insured. Call Ron at 727-385-
8992. Ron2roam@hotmail.com
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
Licensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 522-
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1989 CADILLAC-Looks and Runs Great!
Cold Air. $2500. 727-656-5223.
44,000 miles. Nice! $12,900. obo 727-895-
Servicing most Brands of Scooters since 2003.
ASE techs. Scooter Escapes, 1450 1st Ave. N.
UP TO $500
Paid For Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans. 727-458-
7710, 727-458-3721.

27" SONY TV-Great Picture. Stand Included.
19" SONY MONITOR- $20. 727-374-3275.

o.b.o. 727-345-3052.
FREEZER, UPRIGHT-Kenmore. 13 1/2cf. 1yr.
Old, Hardly Used. $200. Gulfport 727-384-
3242 or 727-323-8071.
CHOCOLATE SUEDE-Loveseat. Excellent
Condition $75.00 727-289-3752.
erator, 22 cu. ft. w/ bottom freezer. Whirlpool
Range, glass top, self clean.
Whirlpool Microwave/hood combination. All
Bisque color. Call 546-0223
Scratches, Broken Legs, Cabinet Glass, Split
Seems, Etc. 23Yrs Experience. Affordable.
Town Shores Discount. 813-558-0646, 727-
TWO COUCHES-Grey Tweed Cushions. $50.
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DINING ROOM TABLE-Formica with 6 Chairs
and Hutch. Rattan Pull-out Sofa. Bedroom
Furniture, Full Bed, Dresser, Night Stand.
White Wash Entertainment Center. Affordable.

Jewelry, Books, Incense, Drums, Harps,
Flutes, Bagpipes, Sitars & More. Great Selec-
tion of Gemstone Jewelry in Stock. Readings
by Appt. Tuesday-Saturday 10-6. 722 Pasa-
dena Ave. So., 345-2800.
Business is Great, Thank You!

MONIER LIFE TILE-(color Green/Blue). Sex-
ony Slate. 660 Ridge Cap. 7560 tile, 54 split
Pellets. Over $20,000 Value, Asking $7500.

Firewood for Sale Split Oak
Delivery 24/1
2205 52nd St. S.

Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
digital controls) $70. Computer Chair Black,
Like New, $10, JVC Stereo, Large Speakers,
Phono, Receiver, Cassette Player/Recorder,
$60. Chevy Astro Van Rear Bench Seat, $50.
FENTON, SILVER CREST-Pair of 8" Match-
ing Vases. Beautiful, Excellent Condition. $75.
All Sizes & Colors, Good for Christmas Gifts.
Various Colors and Prices. Electric Broom,
$15, Black Desk Chair $15. Christmas Items,
all obo 327-7462.
loped Edge & Dolphin Base. $50. 727-793-
Tires, $25. 727-343-8778.
THE BOOK LADY SAYS- Wear a Classy Em-
broidered Gulfport Tee Shirt, $15.95. Small
Adventures Book Shop, 3107 Beach Blvd 727-
347-8732. Closed Sunday & Monday.
BMW AUTO CHARM-$15; Florida State Uni-
versity Voices, 150 Yr. History Book, New
Shrink-wrapped, Value $50-Sell for $25; Amer-
ican Banner Flag, 5'x9' Cloth, made in U.S.,
$40 obo; Black Leather Mini-Skirt, Size 7-8,
Lined, $10; Maggie London LS Shift Dress,
100% Silk, New (Tags attached), Size 10, Tan
Print, $10.727-322-6211.
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125 GALLON AQUARIUM-(tank, stand and
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WET SLIPS From 25' to 45' Sail or Power.
$7/Ft. Easy Access to Gulf. 3 Slips Left. 727-

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22FT. SAILING SLOOP-Swing Keel. 8HP,
Electric Start and Trailer. $1600 o.b.o. 727-
LOWER PRICE-1992 Cruisers, 26ft. Fully
Equipped. Professionally Maintained. Sleeps
4. Includes 2005 Trailer. Berthed at Gulfport
Marina, Dock 4 slip #38. $6500. obo 631-626-

GREAT DANE PUPPIES-All Mantle. Parents
on Premise and AKC certified. 4 Boys, 1 Girl.
$500. each. 727-954-8780.
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Broken Gold, Etc, Call John Sutorius, 385-
CASH WAITING!- Collector will pay Top Dollar
for your Guns or Guitars. Discrete Local Se-
nior. 727-804-2381.

Notice is hereby given that Melissa Tytar, de-
siring to engage in business under the ficti-
tious name Seminole Homemaker & Com-
panion Services located in Pinellas County,
Florida, intends to register the said name with
the Division of Corporations, Florida Depart-
ment of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of
the Florida Statutes. December 10, 2009.
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Auction, Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure
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1/04/2010, 10:00 a.m. at 5152 126th Ave. N.,
Clearwater, FL 33760, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Insurance Auto
Auction, Inc. reserves the right to accept or re-
ject any and/or all bids.
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Books & More! 2440 Southshore Dr. S.E.
(Tropical Shores Subdivision) Friday & Satur-
day, 8-3p.m.
THOUSANDS OF YARDS-Designer Fabrics,
$1-$15/Yard. New Decorative and Hand Paint-
ed Pillows. Upholstery Tapestry, Silks, Friday
& Saturday 7100 2nd Ave. S. St. Pete. 8:00am.
Overstock Fabric
1900 34TH ST. S.-Sunday 8am.-12:00. Rain
or Shine. Just in time for the Holidays. Ani-
mal Supplies, X-mas Decorations, Furniture,
Books Galore, Proceeds Benefit Pet Pal Ani-
mal Shelter.

6820 MANGO AVE. S.-Fri., Sat., & Sun. Inside
2 Houses, Outside 3 Houses.
2050 3RD AVE. N.-St. Petersburg. 8am.-2pm.
Sat. December 12th. Tools, Furniture, TV,
Books, Towels, Shower Curtains, Bedding,
Knick Knacks, Costume Jewelry and Much

SATURDAY 8-NOON- Early Birds Pay Double.
3007 52nd St. S.
1100 49TH ST. SO.- Benefit Next STEPP Cen-
ter. Baby Items, Household, Clothes, Furniture
& More! Saturday 8-2p.m.

January 9, 9-5p.m. Bottles, Pottery, Postcards,
Stoneware, and Much More! 160 Tables At the
Manatee Convention & Civic Center. One Ha-
ben Blvd & Rt. 41, Palmetto, FL Saturday Ad-
mission $4. Early Admission Jan 8th, 4-7:45p.
m. $15.00 Good Both Days.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8-2PM-Treasure Is-
land, 255 Capri Circle #20. Jewelery, Lamps,
Kitchen, X-mas gifts. Rocking chair. Clothes.
Books, Sewing. Junk to Treasures.

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FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8-?- No Early Birds!
Forget the Mall, Shop Here. Tremendous
Deals for Everyone. 7226 5th Ave. N.
MOVING SALE-4902 31st Ave. S. apt. 117.
Sat. 9am.-? Furniture, Pictures, Dishes, Glass-
es, Curtains, Many Imported Items and More!

FOUND ON BENCH-Next to Casino. Large
Bag of New Purchases. Call the Gabber to
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St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so
strong, so prompt before the throne of God,
I place in you all my interest and desires.
Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your power-
ful intercession, and obtain for me from your
divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Je-
sus Christ, our Lord. So that, having engaged
here below your heavenly power, I may offer
my thanksgiving and homage to the most lov-
ing of Fathers. Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary
contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your
arms; I dare not approach while He reposes
near your heart. Press Him in my name and
kiss His fine head for me and ask Him to return
the kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Jo-
seph, Patron of departing souls Pray for me.
Say for nine mornings for anything you may
desire. It has never been known to fail.
Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who
lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you
who give me the divine gifts to forgive and for-
get all evil against me and that in all instances
of my life you are with me, I want in this short
prayer to thank you for all things and confirm
once again that I never want to be separated
from you, even in spite of all material illusions.
I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank
you for your mercy toward me and mine.
MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored,
glorified, loved, and preserved throughout the
world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker
of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for
ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this
prayer. Thank You, Jesus.

Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who
lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you
who ive me the divine gifts to forgive and for-
get a evil against me and that in all instances
of my life you are with me, I want in this short
prayer to thank you for all things and confirm
once again that I never want to be separated
from you, even in spite of all material illusions.
I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank
you for your mercy toward me and mine.
MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored,
glorified, loved, and preserved throughout the
world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker
of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for
ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this
prayer. Thank You, Jesus.
G. M. B.

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

holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in
virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of
Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who in-
voke your special patronage in time of need, to
you I have recourse from the depth of my heart
and humbly beg to whom God has given such
great power to come to my assistance. Help
me in my present and urgent petition. In re-
turn I promise to make your name known and
cause you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us
and all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say three
Our Fathers, three Hail Marys and Glorias.
Publication must be promised. This Novena
has never been known to fail I have had my
request granted Publication promised.
Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful flower
of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of
heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God,
Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity.
Oh, star of the sea, help me & show me here
you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of
God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly
beseech you from the bottom of my heart to
succor me in my necessity (make request).
There are none that can withstand your power.
Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us
who have recourse to thee. (3) times. Holy
Mother, I place this prayer in your hands. (3)
times. Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days
and then you must publish it and it will be
granted to you. C.T.

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

PASADENA-Chateau Tower 1BR/1.5BA with
Beautiful Water Views. $800/Mo. Pasadena
Place 2/2, Spacious, Updated, Very Nice!
$800/Mo. No Pets. MARCOUX REALTY 727-
CHATEAU TOWER-S. Pasadena. 1 BR/1.5BA,
Beautiful Waterview (sunset/rise) All New,
Cable, Storm Shutters, Balcony, W/D, Pool,
Gym, Spa. Yearly 727-347-1738.
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.
3BR/2BA- Pool Home, Terrazzo Floors, Credit
Check Required. By Appt. Only. 727-804-9237.
5101 29th Ave. S. $1650/Mo.
ST. PETE BCH.-Large 1BR. Like New CH/A,
Skylites, Laundry Room Etc. $750/Mo. 727-
363-3050 or 727-412-2517.
WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA-Spacious Condo.
Town Shores, over 55. No Pet Bldg. Annual
rental $950/Mo. Sally 727-204-6767.
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
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.
room Apt. Courtyard, clean & quiet,. $475/mo.
cluded. 727-289-3588. Also need Part Time
Handyman and Housekeeper.
GULFPORT HOUSE With In-law Apt. 2BR/
1 BA 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.

1BR, $500-$550/Mo. 2 Blocks to Lake and
1275. Ask about a Free Months Rent? Call
2BR/1BA POOL HOUSE- Nice Yard, Great
Location, Close to Tyrone Mall. W/D, Pool
Service Included. 8156 26th Ave. N. $900/Mo.
2BR/1BA $650/MONTH Charming Cottage,
CHA, W/D, Carport, Gorgeous Fenced Yard,
Quiet, Perfect for Kids/Pets. Background. $500
Security. 727-321-9298 or 727-251-2766.
terview, Remodeled 2BR/2BA, Balcony, W/D,
$1195/Mo. Yearly. Ralston's Realty Co. Diane,
DUPLEX 2210 53RD ST. S.-1BR + Bonus
Room, $625/Mo., $500/Security. Includes W/
S/G, Shed, Pets OK. Call 727-452-5942.
4th Floor, Water/Cable Included. $750/Mo &
Security, Annual. Swimming Pool, Club House.
No Pets. 727-742-3131.

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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.

2BR/2BA, garage with W/D, CHA, fenced
yard, close to Stetson. 10 mins from beaches
Email: mallorca-holiday@verizon.net

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.
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.
Walk to Beach/Marina. Beautifully Renovated.
Perfect for Single Women with Pets! Small
Fenced Area. $475/Month Includes W/S/G &
Cable $400/Security. Background. 727-321-
9298, 727-251-2766.
SUNSET BEACH-1 Block to Beach. Nice 1 BR/
1 BA Condo on Water. New Paint and Carpet.
Newer Appliances. Fishing Dock. $750/Mo.
Joel, 727-251-0350.
1413 56TH ST. S.- Newly Renovated Studio
House, Separate Entrance. $500/Mo. First,
Last & Deposit. 727-252-9800.
2715 54TH ST. S.- Small 1BR Upstairs. $500/
Mo. $400 Security or Studio Apt., Upstairs,
$450/Mo., $300 Sec. Includes W/S/G, Small
Pets OK. 727-452-5942.
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.
Stetson. 1BR Apt. Nice, Clean, W/D. No Pets.
$540/Mo. No Application Fee. 4926 29th Ave.
S. 727-543-1789 or 727-729-0385.
STUDIO APT.-Overlooks Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently
located. Includes All Utilities/Cable/Internet.
Credit Check Required. 727-688-7622.
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.

MEL TAN-HEIGHTS 3br/lba large fenced lot carport. Lots of space $795
BARTLET PARK 2br/2ba fenced yard W&D Hook ups SEC 8 OK $615
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
aX Rentals & Realty, Inc.
(727) 867-3767

KENWOOD LARGE 1BR- Hardwood Floors,
Neat & Clean, $650/Mo. + $650 Security. Call
Tom 727-417-1462.
REDUCED!-Walk to Stetson. 2BR/2BA/1CG.
Brand New Carpet, A/C, Large Family Room,
Laundry Room, Sparkling Clean! Huge Back-
yard, Circle Drive. Sm. Pets Ok. $900/Mo. 1st/
last $500/Security. 1yr. Lease 727-642-1177.
floor. 1BR/1BA with Marina View. Non Smok-
ing. Covered Parking. Cable, Gas, Water In-
cluded. $700/Mo. 1st/last/security. Accepting
Applications Now. 954-270-4882.

B A ni I I' 0] W I: [01u1- 1 :
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.

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.
Apts. from $400/Mo., 1BR's from $550/Mo.,
2BR's from $600/Mo. Vouchers & Section 8
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-

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

Like New! 2/1 Yearly Lease. C/H/A, Carpet &
Tile Throughout, Patio. W/S/G Paid. Small Pet
OK. Small Yard. $725/Mo. $675/Dep. 5320
29th Ave. S. #D. Call RJ 727-647-0331.

ily Room, Large Beautiful Lot, In Excellent
school District. Fresh paint. 1257 Essex Dr. N.
$765/Mo. 727-345-7036.
CH/A, CLEAN! 5708 23rd Ave. S. Reduced to
$975/Mo. 727-418-7272. see @

50% OFF 2nd MONTH
PINELLAS TRAIL West of 58th St. 1 br $550 2br $695
LAKE MAGGIORE Lake view 1 & 2 br unis $650 & $750
CHILDS PARK Comer lot with mature trees. ONLY $565
OLD NE 1 br apts Ind. WSG, Gas & Basic Cable $550

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.
Clean, 3-Room 2nd floor Apt. w/Vine-Covered
Private Deck. Small but Quaint, BEST GULF-
to Beach, 3 Blocks to Shops & Restaurants.
$565/Mo., 1 st/last/$200 Security/1 Year Lease.
DAN YINGST REALTY, 727-321-5258.
2BR/1BA ST. PETE BCH-Great Location 2
blocks from Gulf. $640/Mo. plus Security. Wa-
ter Included. 7300 Gulf Blvd. 727-363-1074.

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-
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-
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.

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.
ROOMMATE WANTED- Pasadena/Gulfport.
Full House Privileges, Utilities & Wireless
Internet Included. 727-623-1432 or 727-344-
ROOM FOR RENT-CHA, Cable, 1/2 Mile from
Beach. Near John's Pass. Pet OK. $395/Mo. or
$95/Week. 727-678-0166.

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

OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE- From $398-$791/
Mo. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach. 727-641-


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

DIPLOMAT- WOW What A View! Remodeled kitchen with granite countertops
Freshly painted throughout. New windows, 1.5 baths, furnished, $169,000
BARCLAY- 2 Bedrooms, 1 bath Florida room, nearly new fridge, newer tile in
kitchen & bath. Very clean. Cat friendly building $102,000
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CHA, 1 car garage, large fenced yard

WaIK 10 iteIson 2bdrm/lba, corer lot, hardwood tioors,
cove ceilings,1 car garage, move-in ready. $144,000
Marina District 3bdrm/1.5/ba large comer 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.

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nd cheery, move-in

CHATHAM #201 corner unit, 2br/2ba, newer carpet, a/c,
refrigerator, storm shutters in kitchen and Florida room. Just
painted! Covered parking. Pet friendly $97,000
FAIRFAX #205 2br/2ba, laminate floors throughout, beautiful
new kitchen, great waterviews, covered parking, pet friendly.
GROTON #304 2br/1ba. eat-in-kitchen, newer windows,
carpet, fresh paint, st t g rs. Great waterviews. Very
inviting at $129,900
GROTON #101 End unit 2br/2ba deluxe. Beautifully Furnished,
Newer carpet, T ~ i; |for outdoor Patio
Panoramic wtrf Vw. v dy $139,000

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 1BR Stan I idly, covered parking.
Many upgrades. $79,000
BARCLAY #205 2br/2ba, be the first one to live in this beauti-
fully renovated condo. A nra kitchen appliances, tile &
carpeting. Tuscany col EfI ake 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 1 Br with hardwood floors, new doors, a/c, and
much more. Move in ready pet friendly. $95,000

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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

Lancaster House #603, "Marina" water views, 2

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tchen, very appealing Priced at $127,500

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. $1-9,00 $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 Waterfront 2 bed/2 bath condo wide water views, beautifully
decorated, pool, carport and dock with slips available for sale/rent. $160000 $149,000
St. Pete Beach Starlight Towers 7000 Beach Dr. Unit #308 corner Gulf Side Waterfront unit Upham Beach Location.
2 bed 2 bath condo beautiful waterfront views. Enjoy pool & beaches right outside your door. 1 car garage with storage. Well Priced $479,000
Lealman Area Single Family Residence 4550 49th Ave. N. 2 bed 2 bath, new driveway, walkway, deck, backyard
w/serenity garden & pond. Large updated kitchen, new interior, and terra-cotta tile flooring. Great Buy @ $99,000
NEW ON MARKET! GulfDort 1713 59th Street South, GulfDort 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
Diplomat #104 2 bed 2 bath Bay Views $1000.00 Mth Yearly
Kenmore #207 1 bed bath $750.00 Mth Yearly
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 $2300 Mth.

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S5855 27th Ave. S. ($200k)
An absolutely beauty eam home! Inside
and out you will love l 1 5 blocks to the beach
60001stAveS.($59,900) 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 opporunity to own this
lovely 2 bedroom 2 bath condo with beautiful water
2630 Miriam St. S. ($127,900)0 tc a / view from the family room. Totally remodeled in 2007.
Gulfport Marina District dollhouse, completely o
S renovated inside & out, new kitchen, OPEN SUNDAY 1-4
bath, windows, flooring. 1868 Shore Drive. S. #414 ($175,000)
2 blocks to Gulfport Marina. Spectacular wide open water view from the 2300+ sq ft
S4th 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 ($199,000) 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 D qljj the Gulf, pets welcome, lease ok. 2210 sf corner. Inside laundry, Florida room, Hurricane
shutters. Across from Beach, Gulfport Art Distri ,-
12368 70th Street N (Largo) ($149,900) Nice little pool home in Pinebrook Estates, new 16 in ceramic tile, Fibertech poolfinish, fenced yard.

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