Title: Gabber
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089435/00120
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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 24, 2009
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
Coordinates: 27.750556 x -82.708611 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
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Volume ID: VID00120
Source Institution: University of Florida
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since 19681

this week...
Community Players
Opening Gala
see page 2

Floral Design Class
see page 5

Women's Club
Annual Fundraiser
see page 6

see page 17

Howard Troxler To
Speak At Library
see page 20

Pink Flamingo Tour
Home Search
see page 27

Dog Foster
Homes Needed
see page 31

Stetson Panel
Discusses Wrongful
see page 33

Farewell To
see page 36

Meals On Wheels
Needs Drivers
see page 45



Every Thursday

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Santa, North Pole Cow Meet For Breakfast on Beach
By Cathy Salustri
Saying that he "needed to give
the reindeer a break before their
busy night this week." Santa Claus
brought North Pole Cow to a break-
fast in his honor Tuesday morning.
Santa and North Pole Cow dined on
chicken biscuits, Danish, and fruit
at the St. Pete Beach Community
Center, where locals and visitors
alike joined them.
While Tyler Boling came from
Kentucky to visit with North Pole
Cow, locals Jacob Gaines, 7, and
his older brother Zach, 8, had only
to travel from Tierra Verde to pose
with the unusual twosome.
The city of St. Pete Beach recre-
ation staff took photos of everyone
as they visited with Santa and will
give them to them later this month.
The St. Pete Beach Chick-fil-a,
where North Pole Cow started her
career before moving to the North
Pole, donated the food.

Art Walk Welcomes Winter

Art Walk vendor Sigrid Hasath is all smiles as she shows a smiling
Marilyn Anthony one of her warm knitted hats. Hasath hand-knits
her pieces; the knitted hats, gloves and scarves proved to be big
sellers at the last Saturday Art Walk of 2009 last weekend, as the
temperature dipped low enough for coats and hats. Anthony is
visiting from Canada, where they know cold!

Mr. Bill
By Cathy Salustri
was ready
to die in
I saw him on
a bay cruise
that left
Mr. Bill O'Connor
from St. Pete
Beach, and he
had come straight from a doctor's
appointment where his doctors
told him he had prostate cancer as
well as lower bowel cancer.
Beach locals know the tall, gentle,
joking man in the motorized
scooter only as "Mr. Bill." Mr. Bill
lives across the street from the
Dolphin Landings boat docks, and
on the first and last Wednesday
of the month he takes his scooter
down to the docks to see
See Mr. Bill, page 50

Opening Gala and
VIP Performance
The City of Gulfport will be
celebrating its Centennial
Anniversary in 2010! Together, the
City of Gulfport and the Gulfport
Community Players will be kicking
off this year long celebration by
staging a never-before-seen musical
at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater
of Gulfport entitled, "Gulfport: The
The Players will be staging a special
one-night-only VIP performance of
this musical on Friday, January 8
preceded by a social hour beginning
at 7 p.m. VIP Tickets are available by
advance reservation only for just $25
each, which includes hors d'oeuvres
and two complimentary drinks. To

reserve your VIP tickets, please
call the Players at 727-322-0316 to
RSVP, and include your name and
phone number in your message. A
Players member will call you back to
confirm your reservation and place
you on the VIP list!
About this play: Gil Perloth, with
the help of Lynne Brown, wrote
"Gulfport: The Musical"-including
the music for it during the last
year and a half. Gil has lived in
Gulfport for the last 12 years and is
quite well known for his playwriting
ability, with many published plays
to his credit. "Gulfport: The Musical"
centers on highlights of the history
of Gulfport, with a little poetic
license thrown in for good measure!
It is most definitely a musical, with
over 20 original songs, plus a little

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history. Chances are, most of us will
not be around for Gulfport's 200th
anniversary celebration, so be sure
to catch this one!
Help Gulfport kick off its Centennial
Celebration in style! Meet your
neighbors and friends at the Theater
for a little finger food, socializing, and
a great play about our wonderful City!
If you can't make it to this special
VIP performance, the play will run
from January 9 through January 24,
with tickets priced at $15 each.

New Mat Pilates
Exercise Class
Classes will start the first week in
January. This class will be offered
Monday and Wednesday from 10-11
a.m. and Tuesday from 6:30-7:30
p.m. Classes will be $8 dollars each.
Please contact the instructor Lisa
at 639-9277 or John at the Rec. at
893-1079 for more information. Also
for more details on all our classes
please visit the Rec. center link on our
website: http://www.mygulfport.us/
Rec Center/NEW/index.htm.


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Two Free Services
for Pets in Need
People on limited income and those
facing financial hardship can receive
free pet food by calling to apply and
make an appointment for pick-up.
Pit Bull and Pit Mix owners can
have their canine companion spayed
or neutered at no charge, thanks to
the Florida Animal Friends license
plate program. Service includes
pet vaccinations and rabies shots.
Fix a Pit applications are accepted
in-person on Tuesdays from 9-4 p.m.
No appointment needed, remember
to bring your form 1040 (individual
income of $20,000 or less, add $5,000
income for each additional person in
household.) Do not bring your dog
with you. Located at 9099 130 Avenue
N. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 11-7
p.m.; Friday, 11-6 p.m.; Saturday,
11-5 p.m. and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Monday closed. For more information
call, 727-586-3591 or go to www.

Beginner's Watercolor
with Margo
Margo is back for her yearly winter
watercolor session at the Gulfport
Recreation Center. Classes are on
Tuesday mornings from 10-noon.
Session starts January 12 and ends
February 16. Cost is $60 for the
six week session and is payable at
first lesson. For more information,
call Margo at 347-1859 or John at

the Recreation Center at 893-1079.
Bring soft pencil, eraser and 8-1/2 x
11 drawing paper to first class.

Audition for "You Can't
Take It with You"
The Gulfport Community Players
will be holding auditions for the
comedy, "You Can't Take It with You",
on Monday, January 4 and Tuesday,
January 5 at 7 p.m. Auditions will
be held at the Players' Back Door
Theater, located at 4919 17 Avenue
S. in Gulfport. This classic comedy
will be directed by Eileen Navarro
and she'll need a cast of 19 people,
including: seven females (mid 20's
to 50's). One of these females must
be black, in her 30's. Eileen also
needs another actress in her late 20's
who can perform ballet movements.
She'll also need 12 males (20's 70's),
including one black actor. There will
be cold readings at the audition,
although not necessarily all from
the script. Performance dates are
March 4 through March 14, 2010 at
the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of

This play is set in New York City
during the Great Depression. The
play revolves around the very
eccentric family of Martin Vanderhof,
a former Wall Street tycoon, who
spends his time throwing darts and
going to college commencements
throughout the city. His daughter
is a playwright, while her husband
manufactures fireworks in their
basement. Their daughter practices
ballet in the living room under the
tutelage ofa Russian instructor. There
is also a dinner party that goes very
wrong, ending with some exploding
fireworks and a night in jail! Toss in
a very complicated romance, made
even more complicated by one set
of the parents, and you have a very
funny comedy that should be just the
thing to start off the New Year!
This play won the Pulitzer Prize
in 1936, and a few years later (after
being made into a movie), it won the
Academy Award for Best Picture for
1938. It's avery fast movingplay, with
a lot of physical action involved.
All interested people are urged to
try out for a part, regardless of their
previous acting experience.


Holiday Deadline
Next week's Gabber will be
distributed on Wednesday
December 30th.

Deadline for advertising
for the December 31st issue
is Noon on Tuesday
for all advertising.

Be safe this Holiday Season!

Gabber December 24 December 30, 2009

1419 49th Street South,
Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 321-6965 (fax) 327-7830

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Contents of this publication may not be reproduced or copied
without premission of the Publishers.

"Antiques in the Park"
Returns to Gulfport
Following the successful November
premiere of Gulfport's "Antiques
in the Park" series, the show will
return to (' lym.-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.
Antique dealers should call
727-421-0441 for registration or visit

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Annual Christmas
Light Display
The Oakdale Christmas Display
located at 2719 Oakdale Street S. in
St. Petersburg boasts an estimated
100,0001ights. Thedisplayblanketing
nearly 1/2 acre features hundreds
of moving and animated items,
lots of inflatable and lit up figures
and displays, a walking yard tour
that includes an 18-train HO scale
model RR and a dazzling fiber optic
forest. For the kids there are hands-
on games and bubble machines.
Oakdale is off of Fourth Street just
south of 22nd Avenue S. Operates
daily from 6-10 p.m. Free. Visit

Senior's Chat Room to
Resume in January
The Gulfport Senior Center, 5501
27 Avenue S. in Gulfport, will
hold a Chat Room every Friday at
2 p.m. It will resume on January 8.
Happy holidays to all.

BPW to Meet
Frank Farkas, D.C. will be the
speaker at the next Business
Professional Women St. Petersburg/
Pinellas meeting. Farkas is the Clinic
Director of the Farkas Chiropractic
Clinic in St. Petersburg. He will speak
on health and wellness. The meeting
will be Thursday, January 7. The
group meets at 400 Beach Seafood
and Tap House located at 400 Beach
Drive NE in St. Petersburg.
Networking begins at 11:30 a.m.
and the meeting begins at 12 noon.
Meetings are open to the public but
reservations must be made by noon
the Tuesday prior to the meeting.
Cost is $16 for members and $21 for
BPW St. Pete Pinellas is the local
chapter of Business and Professional
Women/USA. Founded in 1919, the
organization is multigenerational
and nonpartisan. The local
organization's mission is to achieve
equity for all women in the workplace
through advocacy, education and

For more information or for
contact information visit www.
BPWStPetePinellas.org or to reserve
email RSVP@BPWStPetePinellas.
org or call 727-471-8248 or fax 314

Floral Design Class
A new Floral Design class is coming
to the Gulfport Recreation Center
in January. Laurie Marino, floral
designer and instructor, is bringing
her popular floral design class back.

You will learn basic floral design
and make an arrangement in this
new week long session starting
Wednesday January 13 and ending
January 27, all materials and
flowers (fresh) are provided. All you
need to bring are your scissors. Step
by step instructions-no experience
necessary. Pre-registration with
deposit required. Call Laurie directly
at 727-289-4818. She can also be
emailed at makeitandtakeit@yahoo.
com. Only $22 per class or $60 dollars
for the full 3 week session.

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631 5Central Ave.
St. Petersburg

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Gulfport Lions Club
Spaghetti Supper
The Gulfport Lions Club will be
hosting their Spaghetti Supper on
January 9. All their events support
community outreach programs in
sight conservation; four Pancake
Breakfasts, a Shrimp Boil in March,
along with our Fish Fry (September),
our Spaghetti Suppers (October
and January) and Journey for Sight
(March). Some of the entities that
they sponsor are The Florida Lions
Camp for the Visually Impaired,
The Watson Center for the Visually
Impaired, the Conklin Center for
the Multi- Handicapped Blind,
the Central Florida Eye Bank,

Southeast Guide Dogs, WUSF Radio
Reading Service, the Florida Lions
Foundation, our local eyeglass and
examination program, local Scouting
and Little League programs, and
many more. So please come out and
support your local Lions.
The menu will consist of spaghetti
and meatballs, salad, garlic bread,
dessert, coffee, tea. This is an all
you can eat supper, so bring your
appetite, your family and friends.
Cost is $7 per ticket. Children under
10, $4. All Gulfport Lions Club
members have tickets, so if you want
to pre-purchase them, ask any local
Lion. Otherwise, they will have an
adequate supply of them at the door.

Readers. Results.
Serving Gulfport and surrounding Communities every Thursday for forty years

(727) 321-6965
ibb er1 fax 327-7830
since 1968

There will be door prizes, so come on
down to the marina area and visit
with the Lions on Saturday, January
9 at 4630 Tifton Drive S., right behind
the Gulfport Marina. They will be
serving from 4-7 p.m. Directions: go
south on 49th Street to the stop sign
at the water, turn left and follow
the road around to the Lions Club.
Their next event will be a Pancake
Breakfast on February 6.

Gulfport Women's Club
Annual Fundraiser
The Gulfport Women's Club will
hold their Annual Card/Game Party
on Wednesday, January 27. It will
be a noon luncheon at Town Shores
Auditorium with games beginning
at 1 p.m. Event includes door prizes
and an auction of generous donations
given by local businesses. It is best to
book a group table for your game so
book early. Public groups are invited.
Donation is $12 with proceeds to be
donated to schools and seniors. For
information or tickets call Petie at
343-6450 or Julie at 343-6587.

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Get Help with
Medicare Enrollment
With the Medicare Annual
Enrollment Period upon us,
(November 15 through December
31), now is the time for seniors to
review their current health care and
prescription drug coverage. The Area
Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas,
Inc is a local source for information
and assistance to help them through
this important period in Medicare.
The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-
Pinellas, Inc., in partnership with
the Florida Department of Elder
Affairs' SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders) program,
are reminding Florida Medicare
beneficiaries to carefully evaluate
their health care needs and seek
assistance as needed with preparing
for the Medicare Annual Enrollment
With so many options among
Medicare Prescription Drug (Part
D) Plans and Medicare Advantage
Plans, which vary by location, it is
important for seniors to understand
what options are available to
them. Medicare beneficiaries who
have questions or concerns about
the upcoming Medicare Annual
Enrollment Period have a place to
turn and get objective assistance
with comparing plans.

Specially trained SHINE volunteer
counselors provide free information
and assistance at several locations
throughout Pasco and Pinellas
Counties. Consumers can speak to
a volunteer by phone. Call the Elder
Helpline toll-free at 1-800-96-ELDER
(1-800-963-5337) and ask to be
connected with a SHINE counselor.

Join the Walking Club
It is almost that time of year for the
walking club to begin. The walking
club meets two Tuesdays of the

month and every Thursday at 9 a.m.
From there they travel to different
parks to do their walking. Cost is $2
per trip. Please call John at 727-893-
1079 if you are interested. Once they
have formed the club they will put
out a monthly schedule with a start

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Garden Club to
Hold Workshops
The Garden Club of St. Petersburg
will hold a Coffee & Garden Crafts
Workshop on Monday, January 4
from 10-12 noon at the Garden Club
Center, 500 Sunset Drive S. in St.
Petersburg. A materials fee of $3.50
for Garden Club members and $4.50
for guests and the general public
will be charged to cover supplies.

The workshop will be on "Making
Something New from Something
Broken". Bring some of your broken
jewelry that you no longer want
and make a new fun items from it.
All craft workshops are open to
the general public, potential new
members and guests. Please bring
your own scissors, pencil and small
paint brushes. Coffee and tea will
be furnished. For more information,
call Betty Martin at 343-2255.

All You Can Eat Pasta Enjoy Fine Dining
4 to 8pm 4 to 8pm
$6.00 3 New Entree's Weekly
Includes: Salad, 2 meatballs --. l.l..
Extras Available at
nominal fee. Chef Joe 798-6355
Next to Kentucky Fried Chicken
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They will hold their Horticulture
for Weekend Gardeners (aka the
"Night Bloomers" Circle) on Tuesday,
January 5 at 7 p.m. at the Garden
Center. The program will be "Green
Florida" by Mary Campbell of the
Pinellas County Extension and wll
cover every aspect of living green in
your daily life. Help the environment,
save money andhelp your community.
For more information, contact
Derri Davisson at derridavisson@
hotmail.com or call 727-423-7644.
Meetings are open to the public
but there will be a $5 charge for
nonmembers of the Garden Club to
help cover speaker expense.

Expand your Boating
Knowledge and Skills
The America's Boating Course
presented by the St. Petersburg Sail
and Power Squadron is available to
anyone 12 or older. Instruction is
free. Cost of the materials is $25 per
family. Classes are held once a week
(two hours each Monday), for seven
weeks. Completion of this course
will enable the student to skipper
a boat with confidence. Because
most skippers will attend only one
safety course, we believe it should
be as comprehensive as possible.
Plus, graduates are eligible to join
the squadron and take advantage
of all the other great educational
opportunities afforded to SPSPS
members. The class starts Monday,
January 11 from 7-9 p.m. at the
St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250
Second Ave SE Demens Landing,
St. Petersburg. Pre-registration is
required. You may do it online at
www.boating-stpete.org or call 727-
498-4001. The course chairman will
contact you for confirmation.

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

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Woman's Club Holds
Craft Competition
Members of the GFWC St.
Petersburg Woman's Club at 40
Snell Isle Boulevard NE will hold
their annual Arts & Crafts Festival
on Friday, January 8 at 1 p.m. A
variety of works will be on display
such as quilting, crocheting, bead
work, painting and photography to
name a few. Guests are welcome to
attend. Refreshments will be served.
Winners from this event will go on to
the Regional Federation of Woman's
Club Arts & Craft Competition in
For more information on monthly
meetings, diverse activities including
arts and craft projects, monthly
excursions, book discussions, weekly
sewing and card games or rental
information of their clubhouse, please
call 822-4982. Guests are welcome
to attend all our events. GFWC St.
Petersburg Woman's Club has been
serving the community since 1913.

additional volunteers to identify,
investigate and resolve residents'
concerns. Special training and
certification is provided.
All interested individuals who care
about protecting the health, safety,
welfare and rights of long-term care
facility residents -- who often have
no one else to advocate for them --
are encouraged to call toll-free (888)
831-0404 or visit the program's Web
site at http://ombudsman.myflorida.

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

Abused Children
Need Your Help
Be the voice for an abused or
neglected child. Hundreds more
volunteer Guardians ad Litem
are urgently needed to be a child's
voice in court and the child welfare
system. The average time needed is
six to 10 hours a month. A Guardian
ad Litem works with a professional
staff and an attorney to ensure that
a child has a safe, caring and stable
The first training in 2010 will meet
Tuesday and Wednesdays evenings,
6-9 p.m. for five weeks starting
January 12.
Call 727-464-6528 to arrange to
attend a 30-minute orientation. For
more information and an application
go to www.guardianadlitem6.org.

Ombudsman Program
Needs Volunteers
Florida's Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Program needs
volunteers to join its corps of
dedicated advocates who protect the
rights of elders residing in nursing
homes, assisted living facilities
and adult family care homes. The
program's local councils are seeking

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

Unitarian Universalist
United Fellowship
5721 Central Ave.
We are a lay led Fellowship guided by truth,
reason and tolerance. We invite you to
discover Unitarian Universalism with us.
Discussion 10:15 AM
Program 11:00 AM

Worship with us Sunday
mornings at 10 am
Get info now at kingofpeacemcc.com

727-323-5857 3150 5th Ave. N., St. Pete


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152107th Ave. (nea ock 10am
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8 am & 10 am
Children's Nursery Provided
Adult Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am
Children's Sunday School 10:00 am
Dr. Mike Wetzel, Pastor
Chris Howard, Associate Pastor of Worship & Education
1271 Pinellas Bayway, Tiera Verde, FL 33715
(behind the Mercantile Bnk
(727) 866-7362
Webskits islmndchapel.

Lake Maggiore Baptist Church
A Multi- Cultural, Congregational
Southern Baptist Church
Pastor Ronald R. Fluker
4100 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. S.
email: LakeMaggiorell@knology.net
Single, Widowed, Divorced?
Join us on Sunday at 9:30 am for Bible Study &
Fellowship. Refreshments, Birthdays Celebrated
Sunday Morning:
Bible Study 9:30am. Worship Service 11am.
Sunday Evening:
Discipleship Training 6pm Worship Service 7pm
Wednesday: Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7pm

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Metaphysical Community Church
1950 2nd Ave. No., St. Petersburg
(727) 822-8628 (727) 822-3157
Sunday Worship Services 11:00 am
12/24 Thurs Christmas Eve
Candlelight Service- 7:00 pm
12/27 Sun, Burning Bowl Service 11:00 am
12/27 Sun. Reiki & Healing Touch 12:30 pm
Check our WEBSITE for Classes/Events

J Tri United
hur of Christ
150 49th St. N.
M- www.TrinityStPete.or

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

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

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for more information on placing your ad in this special section


Grief Support Group
Begins in January
Each Friday beginning January 8
from 10 a.m. until noon GriefShare
DVD's will be shown at Cornerstone
Community Church at 6745 38Avenue
N. in St. Petersburg. Everyone who
is experiencing a loss of a loved one is
welcome. You may begin at any time
throughout the 13 weeks. Cost is $1
at each session to help pay for the
workbooks. Professionals who work
with grieving people will be most
helpful to you. For more information
please call 727-343-7747.

Hog Heaven
Barbecue Dinner
First United Methodist Church of
Gulfport will hold their 3rd Annual
Hog Heaven Barbecue dinner on
Saturday, January 9 from 5-7:30
p.m. John "Ribdog" Verville, Master
Kansas City Barbecue Society judge,
willbe cookinghis championship pork.
In addition to generous portions of
competition quality hickory-smoked
pulled pork, dinners will include
hickory smoked baked beans, cole
slaw, bread and dessert. Tickets are
$7.50 in advance or $8.50 at the door.
Hot dog dinners for children under
12 are also available for $3. Purchase


Welcomes You
Sunday Wrship 10:30 a.m.
Terdflc lesday ................... 3:30-5:00 p.m.

tickets at the church office located at
2728 53 Street S. in Gulfport or call
321-3620 or 727-488-9031.

Thrift Shop has Sales
on Thursday
St. Vincent's Thrift Shop is now
featuring a sale every Thursday
when all clothing is half off. Many
items to choose from. Located at
5124 Gulfport Boulevard, 10 a.m. to

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

First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport

Child Care Sunday Mornings
both Sun. morn Sunday School 9:15a
&Wed. Evening Traditional Serv. 10:30a
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Join Us For
Sunday 8am & 0am Holy Eucharist
Our Thrift Store is open
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Proceeds benefit Food Pantry
Food Pantry is Open
1st & 3rd Sundays
from: 10 am to 12:30 pm
St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church
3747 34th St.South St. Petersburg, FL 33711


Join us this Sunday!

"We Three Kings"

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

10:00 am Classes for All Ages

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

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Apply for Sungoddess
The 2010 Festival of States,
produced by The Suncoaster's of St.
Petersburg, is pleased to announce
that applications are now being
accepted for the 54th Annual Junior
Sungoddess Scholarship Program.
The Junior Sungoddess program,
which began in 1956, is a
scholarship-based program which
recognizes high school Junior and
Senior girls in Pinellas County who

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last year. Applications are available
on the Festival of States website at
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residing in Pinellas County with
plans to further her education after
high school and must be 16 years of
age by March 1, 2010.
The applications will be judged
on community service, academic
achievement, and three essay
questions and will be used to
determine the top 20 candidates
who will serve on the 2010 Junior
Sungoddess Court.
The 2010 Junior Sungoddess will
then be selected from the Court
based on leadership qualities,
personality, poise and their ability
to speak comfortably to the judges
and large groups.

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

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

Attention Animal Lovers
A non-profit organization
specializing in domestic and wildlife
orphaned babies is seeking house/
shelter. Please call Bottle Babies R
Us, Inc. at 727-831-7561.

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Q: St. Pete Beach has an electric golf cart/cab that gives people rides
for tips only. What would have to happen for Gulfport to allow this sort of
vehicle to operate during art walks and special events? --(This question
arose as a result of a personal discussion at a recent Gulfport city council

A: Gulfport city manager Jim O'Reilly said the city would be interested
in discussing such a venture if the vehicles met safety requirements for
low-speed vehicles, as determined by Florida Statute 3216.2122. These
requirements include seatbealts, headlights, turn signals, brake lights,
reflectors, parking brakes, a rearview mirrors, windshield and a vehicle
identification number. The same statute says that these vehicles may only
operate on streets with speed limits under 35 MPH. Sections (5) and (6)
of this statute indicate that cities, counties, and the Department of Trans-
portation may prohibit operation of these vehicles in the interest of safety.
This statute appears to have no other conditions under which a city or
county could prevent these vehicles from operating.
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By Scott Lafee
A Contagion Called
Loneliness is like a bad cold, say
researchers at the University of
California San Diego, Harvard and
the University of Chicago. Lonely
people tend to share their loneliness
with others, gradually creating a
larger group of lonely, disconnected
people who drift and reside on the
fringes of social networks.
"We detected an extraordinary
pattern of contagion that leads people
to be moved to the edge of the social
network when they become lonely,"
said Chicago psychologist John
Cacioppo, who conducted the study
with James Fowler, an associate
professor of political science at
UCSD, and Nicholas Christakis, a
professor of medicine at Harvard.
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Loneliness is often associated with
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diseases that can diminish quality of
life and even shorten it, researchers
noted. Being able to better recognize
when lonely people are at risk can
help doctors and therapists intervene
more successfully, helping lonely
people reconnect with their social
The study used records of the
Framingham Heart Study, which has
studied the people of Framingham,
Mass., since 1948. The original group
of 5,209 participants has expanded to
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children in care facilities based out of
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at center-based settings. The amount
of television watched declined with
the number of staff possessing college
Being tall and overweight as a kid
-- or maybe just being tall -- could be
a marker for increased risk of obesity
in later years.
A new study, reported in the
American Journal of Preventive
Medicine, monitored 2,800 children,
measuring them for height and
weight in the third and 12th grades.
Seventy-nine percent of children who
were overweight or obese in the third
grade were still overweight as high-
school seniors.
More surprisingly was the discovery
that overweight children who were
in the top 25th percentile for height
in the third grade had an 85 percent
probability of being overweight as
12th-graders, compared with a 67
percent probability for overweight
children who were shorter.
Even tall, normal-weight children
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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
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DBSA Support Group
DBSA Support Group for adults and
teens meets every Thursday night from
7-9 p.m. at Northeast Presbyterian
Church, 4400 Shore Acre Boulevard
in St. Petersburg. If you suffer from
depression, bipolar or other mental
illness, call Mary at 204-9343.

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Beta Sigma Phi
Sunshine City Council's Ways and
Means annual Spaghetti Dinner/
Cook-off and Dessert Auction will be
held on Saturday, January 16 from
5-7 p.m. at Five Towns Magnolia
Club House on 58th Ave. and 79th St.
N. Members and guests will enjoy a
delicious spaghetti dinner complete
with homemade desserts. A dessert
auction willbe held featuring variety
of homemade desserts. The winner
of the spaghetti sauce competition
will be awarded the "Golden Spoon"
for the year. Cost is $8.50 for adults
and $3 for children 2-10 years old.
For reservations contact Kay Ansel
at 343-5117 or Linda Wilmoth at
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.
Laureate Epsilon Theta's Executive
Board will meet on Tuesday, January
5 at 7 p.m. at Carmelita's Restaurant
on Park Street. Elaine Penner is the
For more information, contact
Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

Free Foreclosure
Prevention Workshops
St. Petersburg Neighborhood
Housing Services (SPNHS) will begin

offering free foreclosure prevention
workshops on a weekly basis
effective September 14 at 1600 Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Street S. in
St. Petersburg from 6-7:30 p.m. HUD
certified counselors will be on site to
provide struggling homeowners an
overview of the foreclosure process
and offer individual counseling
opportunities to develop an actionplan
to avoid foreclosure. All homeowners,
regardless of circumstances, are
encouraged to attend. Call 821-6897
for more information.

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Give the Perfect Gift
This Holiday

By Fred Wilder
The Art Guild will be accepting
paintings from members for its first
show of the new year on December
31 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. If you
are not a member we encourage
you to become one. Bring them to
The Treasure Island City Hall Au-
ditorium at 120 108 Avenue. Start
the New Years off right. There will
be a reception for the winners on
Saturday, January 9 at 1 p.m. We
will have an art demonstration by
Kerry B. Didday. Refreshments
will be served. For more informa-
tion call Fred at 360 8390.

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Latoya Harris, St. Pete: "I think I
have three more gifts to buy; I started
shopping about two weeks ago. I did
a little bit on Black Friday, because I
felt a little guilty if I didn't try to at
least take advantage of the sales. Ev-
erybody was going to get four gifts for
Christmas, but now that idea is gone!
My daughter Jade and my son Dee
will each get about ten gifts instead.
Dee is just home from the military
and after the holiday he ships to Ko-
rea, so I got him things he can really
use. The last to buy for is my boy-
friend Gary; he's so hard to get gifts
for. You know men, when they need
or want something; they usually just
go out and get it themselves. So I'm
trying to surprise him."

Lucy Stecura, Gulfport: "I'm all
done because we decided about 20
years ago not to shop for presents, ex-
cept for the children. They got pres-
ents up to age 18. Then between ages
18 and 21, they got a check so they
could go out and buy their own stuff.
It's really wonderful because the pres-
sure is off. We became freer without
the added stress of having to try and
figure out what someone wanted.
Most times, whatever you got wasn't
really what they wanted anyway! I
haven't even been to the mall. I work
in an industry where we work right
up until Christmas, so I don't really
have time to shop anyway. I will buy a
gift, if it's necessary, for an office par-
ty, or something like that. But we pre-
fer to just have friends over for nice
food and wine because I really enjoy
cooking. That's our gift to all of our
friends. I think that's a better present

Rene Jalbert, Gulfport: "None, I'm
all finished. Of course I have a few
"scramble presents" in case someone
shows up unexpectedly. You have to
keep a few of those around at the holi-
days or else you'd feel guilty about not
having anything for someone. I am
so grateful to still have my husband
with me and I love living in Gulfport.
My gifts to my friends are that I do-
nate to charities in their names. I
give to the Red Cross, Humane Soci-
ety, Metropolitan Ministries, Doctors
without Borders and several cancer
groups. My friends then will receive
a card that tells them the donation
has been made in their name. I think
that's a great gift and fits the spirit of
the season."


Larry Thompson, Treasure Is-
land: "I've gotten most of it done, but
I still have a few special things to get
still. I think it gets you more in the
Christmas spirit if you have a little
pressure to get it done. I started two
weeks ago, but I avoided the Black
Friday sales; I like to try and stay in
good spirits for Christmas."

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Rotary Club of
St. Petersburg
The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg
Suncoast meets every Tuesday at
noon at Gigi's Restaurant, 6852
Gulfport Boulevard (Pasadena
Shopping Center). They encourage
those interested in becoming
members to attend as a guest.
For more information, please
contact Jerome Hendrickson at 727-

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* Review of medications and education of
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* Cognitive evaluation
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* Memory Testing and Evaluation
* Fall and Gait Evaluation
* Testing and Management of Coumadin
* Blood Tests and Laboratory Services
* X-ray Evaluations and Expert Radiology

Maximo Center has
Community Information
The Maximo Community Police Re-
source Center, 4815 34 Street S. has
information for you. The Center,
staffed entirely by volunteers, pro-
vides 2010 Census Employment Ap-
plications, free bicycle registration,
free "Club" for select automobiles,
free cell phones for "911" use only,
a collection point for old eyeglasses
which are used by health service
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* Echocardiogram Testing and Evaluation
* Electrocardiogram Testing and
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* Coordination of Care with Nursing, Rehab,
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* Prescriptions
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Howard Troxler to
Speak at Main Library
St. Petersburg Times columnist
Howard Troxler will speak at the
Main Library, 3745 Ninth Avenue
N. in St. Petersburg on Thursday,
January 7 at 2 p.m. His appearances
usually fill the auditorium so plan to
come early to get a good seat.

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A Series on how to lose 20 Ibs.
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January 4, 2010 7-8pm

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As a Fellowship trained Geriatrician Dr. Mark appreciates the full spectrum of medical and
psychosoical problems seen in the elderly, including over-medication, falls, frailty, dementia,
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Financial Aid Myths
Don't believe these college financial
aid myths.
Myth #1: You can't afford college.
The truth is most college students
require some form of financial aid.
Don't ignore college because of its
"sticker price".
Myth #2: You have to be very poor,
very smart or very talented to qualify
for financial aid. Financial aid comes
in many forms such as the federal
government, the college or univer-
sity itself, a parent's employer and
others. When you take the time to
explore all the possibilities, you will
be surprised as to what services you
may receive.
Myth #3: You can get more schol-
arships by paying someone to search
for you. Scholarship scams are ev-
erywhere. Beware of any group or
individual that guarantees a schol-
arship if you pay a fee. Check out
www.fastweb.com or www.finaid.org
for more information.
Myth #4: My child will pay for col-
lege, so my salary doesn't matter.
Most need-based financial aid is
based on parents' income and assets.
The FAFSA form, available online
at www.fasa.ed.gov asks for infor-
mation similar to what you ned for
your income taxes. After submitting
FAFSA, you'll receive a report that
shows how much the government ex-
pects you to pay.
Myth #5: You can wait until you get
accepted to a college before worrying
about financial aid. Most financial
aid is doled out on a first-come, first-
served basis. No one should wait to
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probably isn't a teen's idea of a good
time, but it is better than graduating
from college in debt.
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Greyhound Pets of America needs
foster homes for our retired racers.
Here's an opportunity to have a pet
without the expense and help these
gentle dogs get ready to be taken into

their forever homes. It's a fulfilling
service and we need foster homes
desperately. What a fun way to get to
meet many different characters and
offer a loving atmosphere to ease the
ex-racers into living in a real home.
To become a foster home or to adopt
a greyhound, check out their website
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New Knitting Class
Always wanted to knit, but never
understood purl or cast on? Or enjoy
knitting but not sure how to make
that certain project? Now here is your
chance! New themed knitting class
for beginners and advanced students
now at the Gulfport Recreation
Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Classes
are on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.
until noon, and cost $35 per month.
Materials will not be included. Call
the instructor, Latoya at 823-0437
for more information and a list of

Pasta Every
Monday Night
Sons of Italy Lodge, 2500 34 Street
S. offers Pasta every Monday night.
Served from 4-8 p.m. and includes all
the pasta you can eat, two meatballs,
salad and coffee for $6. Other
beverages are optional. Look for their
flotilla of flags.
They can cater and provide the
venue for your events. Call 323-
2691 or visit sonsofitaly2427.com for
updated information and schedule of

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

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Adopt, Donate or
Send Bleach
The Humane Society of Elkhart
County is in crisis mode. Ann Reel,
the shelter's executive director, told
MSNBC, "In one month alone, the
shelter had to euthanize 600 ani-
They're not alone.
In recent weeks, city papers from
Baltimore to Fresno have run stories
on the impact of the economic reces-
sion on animal shelters. That impact
is breathtaking.
Since it began in December 2007,
the recession has taken a suffocating
toll on animal shelters in the form of
dwindling donations, adoptions and
volunteers -- with many people now
in need of a second or third paycheck
and no free hours to volunteer. At the
same time, the housing meltdown
from coast to coast led to a staggering
increase in pet drop-offs and aban-
donment. The two formed the perfect
Add to that the fear of looming cuts
in government budgets and it's clear
the use of the word "crisis" is not hy-
Barring a fiscal miracle, New Leash
on Life (www.newleash.org), an ani-
mal shelter in Newhall, Calif., will
close its doors this month after 12
years and thousands of adoptions.
Just 20 miles down the road, Dawn
Smith, president and founder of
Daphneyland (www.daphneyland.
com), the nation's largest Basset
hound rescue, told the Associated
Press the rescue is garnering only
half of the monthly monetary dona-

tions it needs to survive. Underscor-
ing the urgency, Smith said, "Condi-
tions will only get worse during the
Why? The failure rate on pet adop-
tions during the holidays is through
the roof. Christmas stirs urges for
warm woolen mittens and whiskers
on kittens. Then the holidays pass,
the mittens go in the drawer, and
that kitten or puppy isn't so cute
In response to this crisis, nonprofits
and city-funded shelters are working
overtime to expand their donor bas-
es and implement new fundraising
ideas. Many of the nation's Humane
Societies currently offer pet-assis-
tance programs that provide free pet
food to owners who are struggling fi-
nancially. In response to the housing
crisis, the Pennsylvania SPCA cre-
ated a program called "Good-Home
Guarantee." They vow to keep and
care for your pet -- free of charge -- for
as long as it takes you to find a home.
Programs like these keep pets and
owners together, thus avoiding oth-
erwise unnecessary abandonment.
But the single most essential pro-
gram to shelters remains spay/neu-
ter. According to Stephen L. Zawis-
towski, executive vice president for
national programs and science ad-
viser for the American Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,
"No single social welfare group has
made a greater impact on a problem
than the people working in animal
shelters," emphasizing that their
success has everything to do with
spaying and neutering.
What can you and I do to help this
holiday season?

SPCA Pet of the Week
Boo was the companion of an elderly person who felt that
they could no longer look after this little guy or his feline
friend. He's all black with one small white spot of white fur
on his chest. He has a wonderful cheeky face and a totally
winning Purr-sonality: playful, trusting, friendly, loving...
just such a great kitty! Visit Boo at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099
S 130th Ave N in Largo, or call 727-586-3591.

First, spay or neuter your dog or cat
if you haven't already. Then, consider
donating time, professional expertise,
money, food, cleaning supplies and/or
blankets to your local animal shelter.
Reel's reply to people who ask how
they can help: "Adopt, donate or send
But if nothing else, make a solemn
vow to provide ongoing shelter and
care for your existing pets. And if you
aren't currently a pet owner, please
wait to become one until you are sure
you can handle the responsibility.

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Gulfport Senior
Center Snack Bar
5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport
8 a.m. 3 p.m.
Always Available Menu:
Bagels and assorted Danish
Hot Dogs
Tuna, Egg and Chicken Salad
Assorted Soups
Ice Cream items
Beverages Available include:
Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate,
Sodas and Juices
Check for Daily Specials!

Daily Congregate Dining offered
By Neighborly Care Network
Monday to Friday at 12 noon
Contact Jay at 344-2111
to apply for the program
(5 day processing time)

Prepaid Guest meals available
$5.25 (3 days notice needed)

Volunteer Opportunities
Senior Center:
Contact Cynthia at 893-1231

Meals on Wheels:
Contact Pat Hazell at
573-9444, ext. 291

1135 Pasadena Ave. So.
Suite 140
South Pasadena
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Business Law
Elder Law
Personal Injury
Nursing Home Issues
*The hiring of an attorney is an important decision
that should not be based solely upon advertising.
Before you decide, ask us to send you free written
information about our qualifications and experience

Located next to Habana Caf6
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Unfair Cigar Tax
Prices Rolled Back To 2008
On All Premium Cigars!
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Thursday 12-24 Open faced Roast pork Sandwich, mashed potatoes & gravy
Friday 12-25 "Merry Christmas" Closed- spend time with our Family
Saturday 12-26 Chicken Tender Wrap with fries
Monday 12-28 Swedish Meatballs over noodles
Tuesday 12-29 Fettuccine Alfredo
Wednesday 12-30 Country Fried Chicken, Mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies.
ursday 12-31 Meatloaf homefries and green beans.

For life insurance,

call a good neighbor.
Call me and I'll help you get the right life insurance
for you and your family.

Whitman Insurance Agency Inc.
Brenda Whitman, Agent
5308 Gulfport Blvd. So
Gulfport, FL 33707
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Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
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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-
Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Jay & Lolita "Tunesters"
Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Italian American accordion by
Woody for fun & dancing
Donations accepted
Weather permitting

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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
Tickell at 727-347-4747 or Actl@

Drowsy Driving Danger
The American Association of Safety
Councils and the Suncoast Safety
Council are issuing a warning about
the dangers of driving while drowsy.
A U.S. Dept. of Transportation poll
says that 37% of the driving popula-
tion says they have nodded off for at
least a moment or fallen asleep while
driving at some time in their life. Ac-
cording to the National Sleep Foun-
dation, driving while drowsy may be
just as deadly as driving drunk.
If you are about to fall asleep you
will experience some or all of the
following: You yawn a lot or need
to rub your eyes. You have trouble
keeping your eyes open and focused.
You nod and can't keep your head
up. You daydream or have wander-
ing, disconnected thoughts. You find
yourself tailgating or driving at ir-
regular speeds. You miss road signs,
drive past your turn or can't focus on
your route. You feel irritable, rest-
less or impatient. You drift off the
road and hit the rumble strips or
cross into another lane.
Pay attention to these symptoms
and make sure you pull off the road.

1960 Class of
Largo High Reunion
The 1960 Class of Largo High
School will hold their 50th class
reunion in May 2010. Anyone
who knows someone in that class
please contact them as they are still
missing addresses. Other years may
also attend. For information email
DKLEAL@aol.com or call Dee at
727-743-3944 or visit largohigh 960.

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Affordable Legal Work with Your Fixed Income in Mind.
Free House Calls, Free Initial Phone Consultation; Old Fashioned Values
Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate, Powers of Attorney, Medical Directives
The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements.
Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.

Between November 15th and December 31 you are entitled to change your
Medicare coverage without any penalty. This includes joining or changing the
medicare prescription drug plan and/or joining a new medicare supplement plan
including the new Medicare Advantage Plan
For a "FREE" evaluation of your options call:
Medicare Specialist for over 30 years

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

Closed for Holidays: The Senior Center &
GEMS will be closed on Fri. Dec. 25 and again
on Fri. Jan. 1 in observance of the holidays.
ThankYou. St. Vincent's Episcopal Church
Thrift Shop: The Senior Center would like to
give public thanks to the St. Vincent's Thrift
Store for their generous donation of $2,500. St.
Vincent's Thrift Store has been very supportive
of programs and activities at the Senior Center
for many years.
Thank You. Gulfport Merchants
Association: The Senior Center is very
grateful for the generous donation of $200 from
the Gulfport Merchants Association. Thanks
being such a supportive neighbor!
Thank You. Response Link: Thanks to
Response Link for the donation of $200 toward
the purchase of pies for the Senior Center's
Holiday Dinner Party held on Wed. Dec. 23.
Thank You. The Love Notes: The Love Notes
provided a very lively holiday performance
at the Senior Center on Tues. Dec. 15. About
60 participants enjoyed the afternoon of free
music & refreshments. Thank you, Love Notes!
Their next performance at the Senior Center
will be held on Mon. Feb. 15.
Thank You. Norma Thornton: Special
thanks to Senior Center/Foundation member
Norma Thornton who has arranged for a
water cooler service in the Senior Center
Fitness Room. All expenses are taken care of
by Norma.
Thank you. Senior Center Friends: The
Senior Center staff could not carry on without
the wonderful support of our friends. Thanks
to all of our Senior Center volunteers, the
Foundation Board of Directors, the Senior
Center Leadership Team, and area businesses

and agencies who have supported us throughout
the past year. We wish all of you a happy and
health New Year.
"A Night in Italy" at the Senior Center:
Tickets ($10) are now available for "A Night in
Italy" that includes a Spaghetti Dinner at 6pm
and a performance by the Italian-American
Society of St. Petersburg in the Catherine
Hickman Theater at 7pm. It all happens
on Friday, January 29. Hurry, tickets are
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 i-,1i How about
joining a series of Weight Loss Management
Classes on Thursdays 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:
Coming Soon: Four Day Health & Beauty
Fair (Jan. 19-22)from 9am to noon. Tues. Jan.
19: Health Screenings; Wed. Jan. 20: Free

or 893-2237
haircuts, manicures, massages; Thurs. Jan. 21:
General Health info and sign-ups for financial
assistance (must qualify): Thurs. Jan. 22: Flea
Market, Valentine Card Workshop at 10am
(call to reserve space); Fashion Show & Sub
Sandwich Lunch at ll:30am (Lunch Ticket:
$3.00, must get in advance).
Legal Assistance: The Community Law
Program will provide free legal assistance to
qualifying residents 60 yrs. and older on Fri.
Jan. 15 at 9:30am. Call the Senior Center for
income guidelines.
Computer Classes: One-on-one training
sessions are available at no cost. Call for an
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. Jan. 5 and 19 at 6:30pm.
Chair Yoga: The Senior Center will once
again be offering Chair Yoga. Classes will be
held at the Gulfport Casino starting Wed. Jan.
20 at 1:30pm. Free but must be registered as a
Senior Center member.
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 10am)
Hearing Support (1st & 3rd Mon at 2pm)
Vision Support (2nd & 4th Mon at 2pm)
Caregiver Support, Wed. 2pm

* Gulfport Library

Library Closes at 5:00 pm on Thursdays,
December 24 & December 31.
Art Exhibit: Paintings by Ray Vaillan-
court. Through December 30.
Testing for 2010 Census Jobs: Tues-
days through February, 3:00-6:00 pm.
FMI: go online at www.2010censusjobs.
gov or call toll-free: 1-866-861-2010.
One-on-One Computer Instruction:
By appointment only--contact Alex Hooks
at the Reference Desk, or call 893-1073.
Genealogy Discussion Group: Satur-
day, December 26, 1:00 pm.
Short Stories Study Group: Monday,
December 28, 1:00 pm. Presented by local

chapter, Brandeis University
Retrospective Exhibit o
by James Scalese: Thro
27. Opening Reception: Fri
8, 5:00-7:00 pm.
Scrapbookers Club for
Adults: Saturday, January
Make beautiful pages of men
Legal Puzzles Study Gro
January 11, 1:00 pm. Prese
chapter, Brandeis University
Suncoast Computer Us
(SCUG): Thursday, Janu
The G & O Book Club: Sat

5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074

or fax 893-1072
SWomen. ary 16, 1:30 pm. Philosophical discussion
f Paintings group based on the works of mystic G. I.
ugh January Gurdjieff and philosopher P. D. Ouspen-
day, January sky.
Coffee/Talk: Thursday, January 21,
Teens & 10:00 am. Discussion of Three Cups of
S9, 1:00 pm. Tea, by Greg Mortenson and David Relin.
nories. Books / discussion guides are available at
up: Monday, the Reference Desk.
nted by local Coffee/Talk Movie: "Cut From Different
SWomen. Cloth: Burqas and Beliefs" (Red Door Vid-
sers Group eo, 2005). Thursday, January 21, 1:30 pm.
ary 14, 6:00 This documentary film by Cliff Ofloff and
Olga Shalygin explores the struggle for
urday, Janu- equal rights for Afghan women. (1 hr.)

Gabber December 24 December 30, 2009

Services CiGy Sponsored Activities

i in the Community

Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068

mygulfport.us and follow the links:
City Departments, Leisure ser-
vices, Rec. Center.
Tomlinson Skate Park Sticker
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 F 'ii 1.i 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.
NEW CLASSES- Call instructor
for more information
* Beginners Watercolor-Tue. 10 a.m.
-Noon. Call Margo at 347-1859
* Mat Pilates- Mon. & Wed. 10-11
a.m. & Tues. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call
Lisa at 639-9277
* Floral Design-Starts Wed., Jan.
13 thru Jan. 27th. Call Laurie at

* Knitting Class- Thurs. 10:30 a.m.
Call Latoya at 823-0437
* Weight Loss 4 Week Workshop.
Starts Tue., January 5th 6:30-8:30
p.m. call 893-1079 to register
CLASSES Call instructor for
more information
* Dog Obedience Call Lisa at 772-
* 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

Da e ito 2010 iew 'e 4Eve Cede6tatio
At The Gulfport Casino Ballroom Music by one of the areas
Thursday, Dec. 31st Favorite Variety Bands
8pm- 12:30 "Caliente!"
...pm Doors Open
pm Doors Open Music from the Forties to Present
S I'arty Favors Snacks Prizes Show Champagne Toast Included
S, -~, \ Full Cash Bar Non-Smoking

Co-sponsored by the City ofImagination
/,L and the City ofC
Tickets $15 KY
Available at the Casino
Advanced Reservations Recommended
7, -893-1070 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707
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Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-1070
Overeaters Anonymous: Sun.



5500 Shore Blvd. So.


featuring the
Thurs., Dec. 31
7:30pm Doors open
Tks $15 Advance
Reservations suggested

Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun., Dec. 27
6-10pm, $7


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

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

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

Pinellas County to offer H1N1
Vaccinations To General Public
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
For more information, residents can visit the health department's website at

Kenneth City
4707 66th St. N. (by
Sweetbay) M-F 8:30-8:30
Sat 9-6 Sun 12-5
Ughthouse Crossing
3993 Tyrone Blvd.
(Wal-Mart Ctr by Subway)
M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6
S. Pasadena
6800 Gulfport Blvd.
(in Publix Ctr. next to CVS
M-F 9-8:30 Sat 9-6
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Celebrate New Year's Eve 9

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Prime Rib Special 1695

DJ Bruce Live at 9pm

Midnight Champagne Toast
R.S.V.P. 727-347-142t

USCG Safe Boating
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous
cycle of Safe Boating Classes
every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Warren
Webster Community Center, 1500
Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach
(1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start
at your convenience. First class,
come at 7 p.m. to register. Begin
any Tuesday and finish 13 weeks
later or take up to 2 years to finish.
Christmas vacation December 29.
Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes
a new 400-page manual. Call Jim at
360-4846, or Warren at 321-7801, or
Phil at 865-2226.

Rescue Group Needs
Foster Homes for Dogs
Florida Doggie Paws Rescue needs
more volunteers and foster homes
for small to medium breed dogs.
Their mission is to responsibly
rescue, spay/neuter, rehabilitate,
foster and find permanent loving
homes for unwanted, abandoned and
abused dogs in the community and
throughout the State of Florida.
There are many advantages to
fostering a dog. Foster homes are
not responsible for any vet bills or
expenses. The rescue will transport
the dog and take care of any
veterinary needs. The rescue has a
trainer available for you to use. In
addition, they act as a support system
that you can call anytime day or
night, if you have questions about
the dog's behavior, health, etc... You
are not alone! But the best reason of
all to foster is the reward of knowing
that you saved a life.
Please fill out a volunteer application
at www.floridadoggiepaws.com or
call Florida Doggie Paws at 813-
283-1695 and open your heart and
your home to one of these poor dogs
that just needs a place to stay for a
few weeks until they can find their
forever home.
Florida Doggie Paws Rescue is an
all volunteer, foster based 501 (c) 3
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Free Phones for
The Deaf and Hearing Connection
recently announced the addition of
several new telephones, ttys and
captioned telephones available
through its no charge equipment
distribution program. Deaf and
Hearing Connection offers amplified
telephones and related equipment at
no cost topermanent Florida residents
who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/
blind or speech-impaired.
This telecommunications access
program is funded by a surcharge

currently on all Florida telephone
consumers' bills. Equipment is
available by appointment Monday
through Friday at the Deaf and
Hearing Connection's main office
located at 7821 Seminole Boulevard
in Seminole or at satellite locations
throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough
counties. For a complete list of
distribution locations or to schedule
an appointment, call 727-399-9983
(Voice) or 727-399-9422 (TTY).
The Deaf and Hearing Connection,
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age of low income without health
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you may be eligible for a free or low
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The guidelines and eligibility
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Learn about
Toastmasters Club
Toastmasters is a positive learning
environment where leaders develop
professional skills needed in this
tough economy. You will learn to
evaluate your current skills, have
productive discussions at work,
practice speaking in front of a
people, control nervousness, take on
new roles, and develop yourself as a
City Power Toastmasters is a
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atmosphere. Join them every
Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m.,
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Guests are always welcome. For
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Old Cell Phones Can
Be Lifeline for Seniors
Donate your old cell phones to the
Senior Safety Phone Project, which
provides seniors in Pinellas andPasco
counties with free emergency cell
phones. The Area Agency on Aging
of Pasco Pinellas collects donated
cell phones, tests and charges the
phones, and then distributes them to
seniors in the community. For a full
list of the donation and distribution
sites in Pasco and Pinellas counties,
please call the Senior Helpline at
1-800-96ELDER (1-800-963-5337).

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Start the New Year
with a Boating Course
Start the 2010 new year off with
a Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating
Skills and Seamanship course
on Tuesday evening, January 5.
Programs are conducted from 7:30-
9:30 p.m. each Tuesday and are
conveniently located on the USCG
base at 1300 Beach Drive SE, St.
Petersburg. Call 727-898-1324 for
information. Completion satisfies
the state of Florida boater I.D. safety
education requirements.

Attention Veterans
It's official. DD-214's are now
available online. The National
Personnel Records Center (NPRC)
has provided the following website
for veterans to gain access to their
DD-214's online: http://vetrecs.
This may be particularly helpful
when a veteran needs a copy of his
DD-214 for employment purposes.
Military veterans and the next of kin
of deceased former military members
may now use a new online military
personnel records system to request
documents. Other individuals with
a need for documents must still
complete the Standard Form 180
which can be downloaded from the

Trolley Token
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The following locations offer tokens
to ride the Gulfport/St. Pete Beach
trolley: Domain Home Accessories,
3129 Beach Blvd. S., The Outpost,
3007 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport
Recreation Center, 5730 Shore
Blvd. S., in Gulfport and Bluewater
Outfitters, 341 Corey Ave. in St.
Pete Beach.
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business that is interested in having
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Stetson Panel Discusses
By Kate Bradshaw

Alan Crotzer can list the number
of years, months, weeks, days and
hours for which he was in prison
for a violent crime from which DNA
evidence recently cleared him.
He told a captive audience
at Downtown St. Petersburg's
Studio@620 last Tuesday that when
he was incarcerated in 1981, he
figured the justice system would do
what it was supposed to do, and he
would be cleared. A victim of the
crimes of which he was accused -
robbery, two counts of rape and
kidnapping had described someone
at least seven inches taller and 70
pounds heavier.
He fought for years to have his
case looked at, and urged that DNA
evidence would set him free.
It wasn't until he was decades into
his sentence that, with the help of the
New York chapter of the Innocence
Project, DNA evidence that was
seemingly miraculously preserved
did just that.
Now, he works as an intervention
specialist for at-risk youth.
Crotzer is one of 246 people in
the US who have been exonerated
through DNA evidence.
He spoke as part of a Stetson
University College of Law panel titled
"Justice Delayed, but not Denied."
The panel focused on the mission of
the innocence project, the systemic
problems that result in so many
wrongful convictions and the ways in
which they can be reformed.
These, panelist and Stetson Law
Professor Judith Scully said, include
forced or false confessions, suspect

Wrongful Convictions
misidentification, mishandling of
evidence and many others.
So far, eleven people have been
cleared of past crimes after being
sentenced, and many fear that the
number of innocent individuals
who are incarcerated may be much
What makes the issue more complex,
said panelist Roberta Flowers, also a
Stetson law professor, is that DNA
evidence isn't always available,
which means that those researching
a potentially wrongful imprisonment
don't always have definitive evidence
that could free someone who's
wrongfully accused.
Flowers and Scully are
co-coordinators of the Stetson
chapter of the Innocence project, a
nationwide nonprofit that works to
free the wrongfully convicted. The
Stetson chapter is one of only a few
chapters that do not review cases
where DNA evidence is available.
Among reform Flowers suggests to
help reduce incidences of wrongful
conviction are taping confessions,
better evidencepreservation, utilizing
double-blind suspect lineups where
the conducting officer does not know
who the suspect is and making DNA
testing cheaper and more readily
Last week, a team of 68 Florida
lawyers urged the state Supreme
Court to assemble a panel examine
why at least 11 Foridians have been
wrongfully incarcerated. The panel
will likely be called the Florida
Innocence Commission, and would
be modeled after a similar panel in
North Carolina.

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Flamina Fundraiser

Fire dancers put on an at-times harrowing show for onlookers in the parking lot adjacent
the Beach Theater last Saturday. The fire show was part of an all-day benefit to raise funds
to help cover medical expenses for Kevin Giordano, 27, who was recently diagnosed with
colon cancer and will have to undergo several major surgeries in the coming months. Part of
the proceeds from the event, which featured live music, cult film screenings and more, also
benefited the American Cancer Society.

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We went on a wonderful 8-night cruise on the Carnival Freedom, stopping at
some fun ports along the way including San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas;
Antigua; Tortola; Virgin Gorda and Nassau, Bahamas. Snorkeling and swim-
ming in crystal clear water were two of our favorite activities.
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Our Lady of

Most Holy Name Church recently
celebrated the the feast of the Immaculate
The story started December 9, 1531, when
the Holy Mary told Juan Diego to be her
special messenger to the Bishop of Mexico
City. Juan was to tell the Bishop that the
Mother Mary wanted a church to be built
where she could manifest her Son and hear
the petitions of her spiritual 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
L Keith Sanders, from the law
office of Andre Keith Sanders, P.A.
He says that for two reasons. First,
he says his more than 17 years of ex-
perience as an attorney specializing
in handling "literally thousands" of
bankruptcies means that he has dealt
with virtually any kind of problem
or issue that might arise with them.
And, secondly, he had to file a Chap-
ter 13 bankruptcy himself a few years
ago. He says that experience makes
him very sensitive to the kinds of
things people face when making the
difficult decision to file.
"Most attorneys have never been
in a situation where they have been
worried about how to keep the lights
on, but I have been there myself so I
can really relate to what people are
going through," said Sanders. "Plus,
many people are very embarrassed
when they come to me, but I when I
tell them how embarrassing it was for
me to have to stand in front of judges
and colleagues who knew me and go
through the process myself, that usu-
ally helps to put people more at ease
and understand that I have been there
and done that MYSELF."
'You know, in 99 percent of bank-
ruptcy cases the situation is that bad
things happen to good people and then
they have gotten into a bad situation.
They have gone through an expensive
health crisis or a divorce or perhaps
someone has just gotten in over their
head with debt. It's very easy in to-
day's consumer driven society for that
to happen," said Sanders.
Sanders offers a free initial consul-
tation with no set time limit on it. "It
might take 20 minutes or it might
take two hours, it just depends of the
client's individual set of circumstanc-
es," he said. "We can meet at their
home or in my office, we can even so
it over the phone if I they can provide
me with the financial information we
need to discuss their situation." Sand-
ers says that he can often offer other
solutions besides bankruptcy such
as re-negotiating payment schedules
with creditors or reorganizing per-
sonal finances. "For example, I often
have people who can avoid bankrupt-
cy if they just get out from under the
burden of a house they can no longer

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

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

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SBy Bill Northrop B_Northrop@theGabber.com

Farewell to Healthcare As We Know It

n 1787, at the end of the Consti-
tutional Convention, Ben Frank-
lin was reported to have said,
you have a Republic, if you can keep
To twist that phrase torturously, by
the time you read this Wednesday,
you will have a health bill reform, if
the system can survive it. Actually,
you won't have much of a reform un-
til 2014, and the Senate's approval
has to go through a conference com-
mittee with the House before a bill
can get to the president's desk which
won't be until February of 2010.
By then we may know all of the de-
tails of the bill which could be 1,000
or 2,000 pages. Few really know the
details, but it has been voted on any-
way. Some may like it; some may
not. I for one, having read all 1,000
pages of the original House bill,
know that those little details, pub-
lic option insurance plan or not, will
give government control of almost
all facets of the medical system.
In the meantime, what we think we
know is that 30 million people will
get insurance coverage they never
had; 23 million will still be without
medical insurance; Medicaid will be
expanded to include more people; in-
dividuals and businesses can choose
from a package of pre-determined in-
surance programs and families with
incomes of $88,000 or less, will get
government subsidies; employers
with 50 or more employes will have
to provide health insurance or pay a
fee of $750 per employee; everyone
will have to buy some insurance or
pay a penalty of up to $750 for an in-
dividual or $2,250 for a family; and
no insurance company can restrict
coverage to anyone, and fees for old-
er customers will be controlled and
To pay for this, there will be a 40
per cent tax on any existing plan
that exceeds $23,000 in value for
family coverage or $8,500 for indi-
viduals; an added Medicare tax for
family incomes above $250,000; fees
on health insurers, pharmaceuti-

cal companies, and medical device
manufacturers; 10 per cent tax on
customers of tanning salons (in lieu
of a tax on cosmetic surgery think
Pelosi); and $480 billion in cuts to
Medicare over the next ten years.
Those cuts will be to hospitals and
health care providers.
Cuts will also reportedly be made to
Medicare Advantage plans (not the
drug portion which will supposedly
be expanded to close the "doughnut
There will be a voluntary long-term
health care plan and various experi-
mental pilot programs to cover pa-
tients, and, a national health care
corps, if this is retained from the
previous bills.
Supposedly, over ten years, this will
more than pay for itself. Of course,
taxes will be levied for the four years
before the new plan will have been
States (read, state taxpayers) will
have to pay more for Medicaid be-
cause Medicaid will be expanded
to cover more people. However,
Nebraska, the Dakotas, Wyoming,
Montana, Vermont, and Massachu-
setts, are exempt as a trade-off for
their voting for the package. Florida
will help pay for their share.
Whatever the cost or savings pro-
jections are, don't believe them.
There are no real incentives to re-
duce system use and costs. Taxes on
insurers and medical device mak-
ers will increase costs. More people
will be subsidized and covered, and,
there is no control on legal liability
for health care providers so unneces-
sary medical procedures will not be
Expanding medical care through
government has appeal and many
feel it is morally correct. However,
don't expect it to be cheaper, or, in
the long run, easier to access. Do
expect fewer providers to accept the
much lower Medicare fees, and do
expect many health care institutions
to close over the years.

Calling All Future
Big Brothers
Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Pinellas County needs at least 125
Big Brothers to meet the needs of
their current waiting list. Make a
difference in a child's life. There are
several different programs to suit
your preferences including their
Sports Buddies Program. Take a
child to sporting events (like the
Rays game) for which they supply
the tickets and watch or participate
in sports activities together. Not
interested in sports? That's OK!
Sports Buddies is just one option.
You can select mentoring activities to
suit your preferences and the child's.
If you or someone you know is
interested in becoming a Big Brother,
please email your contact information
to hil.-yN8 1.1.1f-1 r ..o.g or call 727-
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There are still a few New Year's Eve tickets available. The cost is $30 per person which includes dinner, party favors,
and champagne at midnight, followed by breakfast. The Southern Knights band will be playing for your listening and
dancing pleasure. A seating chart is located in the lounge.
Join us for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. The Southern Knights band also plays after dinner.
Wednesday nights we have bingo starting at 6 p.m. Food is available during bingo. Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. join us
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Christmas Eve Christmas Day Steak Dinner 6-8pm NASCAR/Football Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Harry 7-10pm Frank Caine 7-10pm
Bar open SAL Bartending Geno 7-10pm Open 12-6pm Bus Boys Karaoke
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New Years Eve tickets are available at the bar.
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!

SOulp o utds Centennial
100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!

The sign says "Palmer's 5,10,25,50 & $1 Store." Where was this place with
the big price range, and who was Palmer? Answer next week.
Think you know the answer?
Send us an email with your answer, name and
phone number to News@theGabber.com

In just 42 weeks, Gulfport will
celebrate the centennial of its incorpora-
tion, October 12, 1910. We'll be remind-
ing you every week with an interesting
old photograph from the collection of the
Historical Museum. See if you can iden-
tify the people, places, and above all the
decade of each picture as it comes along.
To make it a little bit of a challenge, we
won't publish the correct caption until the
following week.
The house shown last week was one
of those on the four corners of Beach
Boulevard and 27th Avenue that went
up right after the arrival of the streetcar
line, which enabled builders to bring in
lumber to the trolley depot in the middle
of the park. It dates from about 1907 and
was owned by a family named Sackrider,
though throughout most of its years of
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Historical Museum
Seeks Volunteers
Have you ever thought of
volunteering? Gulf Beaches Historical
Museum has a large, diverse group
of volunteers who participate in all
aspects of the Museum.
Do you enjoy looking at "neat old
things" and learning more about
them? Volunteers who work behind
the scenes carry out the function of
the museum's mission: "to preserve
our island history".
Do you love visiting with people?
Volunteers teach touring visitors
and assisting in the gift shop. You
represent to the public a friendly,
inviting experience!
By contributing your time and
sharing your wealth of experience
the Museum will continue it's proud
tradition of being an "all volunteer
operated" organization. No special
skill, talent or knowledge is needed,
other than an interest in our island
history. The rewards of volunteering
are many, including the friendships
you'll make.
As a Pinellas County Volunteer
you will receive special benefits,
invitations and rewards for
committing six hours a month.
Training is provided at the Museum.
It is their goal to place volunteers
into activities they will enjoy. They
couldn't open our doors without the
help of volunteers! Please join today!
If you would like to be a part of this
vital group please leave a message
at the museum, 727-552-1610.
Gulf Beaches Historical Museum is
located at 115 10 Avenue in Pass-a-
Grille, St. Pete Beach.

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will go, leaving behind your favorite
things. Now, imagine this through
the eyes of a child. There are more
than 3,500 dependent children in
Pinellas and Pasco counties due to
child abuse, neglect or abandonment.
Many of them need loving foster
parents. For more information on
becoming a foster parent, please call
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Local Obituaries

FOLTZ, EMMA LOU, 96, of South
Pasadena, died Dec. 17, 2009.
Beloved mother of Pauline Mayes;
grandmother of five; and a great,
great-great-grandmother. www.

Gulfport passed away December 16,
2009. He is survived by many loving
family members are friends.

Betty Fulton Leitenberger (formerly
Mansfield), 91, of South Pasadena,
passed away Dec. 11, 2009. Betty
graduated from St. Petersburg
High School and from seminary, but
spent most of her career in finance.
Betty is survived by her daughter,
Elizabeth Mansfield (Gary Carnal);
granddaughter, May Carnal; as well
as many nieces, nephews and caring
in-laws. She will be remembered
as a loving and beloved mother,
grandmother, aunt and sister, who
was dedicated to preserving her family
and caring for those she loved even
through the most difficult times. A
memorial will be held at a later date.
Online guestbook @ www.davidcgross.
com, David C. Gross Funeral Homes,
6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911.

Gulfport, passed away Dec. 15.
Survivors include her daughter,
Debbie Tosi; 2 sons, Ken and
Eddie; 3 sisters, Patsy, Nancy and
Barbara; 2 brothers, Edward and
Warren; 5 grandchildren and 1
great- grandchild. Memorial Park
Funeral Home, 5750 49th St. N., St.
Petersburg, FL, 33709.

In Memoriam

Jan. 30, 1948 Sept. 16, 2009
Wanting to wish you a Merry
Christmas, New Year and
throughout the coming years to Jim,
those he loved and loved him. He
is and will be truly missed, forever
in our hearts and in spirit with all
of us, always. Thoughts, prayers,
blessings and peace to him and all
of you.
All our love,
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Yoga for the Insecure
ST. PETE BEACH: Easy yoga and
meditation class taught by certified
Yoga Instructor Osha Ray begins
October 6th at the St. Pete Beach
Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega
Drive. You will be guided to respect,
accept, and listen to the needs of your
own body while learning to do the poses
correctly. Increase your strength and
flexibility while decreasing tension
and anxiety.
Class is for all levels and beginners
are welcome. Drop in any Thursday
at 9:30 a.m. No pre-registration
necessary and cost is just $7 per class.
Bring a yoga mat if you have one and
a small blanket. See sample of Osha's
DVD at www.yogawithosharay.com or
contact her directly at (727) 388-6682
and osharay@yahoo.com.

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.



Cellular Phone: 480-0721

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

State Required Safe
Boating Classes
Do not become a victim, statistic or
the subject of a search and rescue. Be
prepared for unforeseen, challenging
and potentially dangerous events on
the water:
Always have plenty of fuel and
remember the 1/3rd Rule: Use
only 1/3rd out, 1/3rd back and you
should never run out of gas.
Start out with a charged battery
and back-up when possible.
Always file a Float Plan with
someone who cares and cancel it
when you get back.
Do not go out in bad weather or
when it is threatening. Keep a
weather eye and go home before you
need to do so.
Always have the required U.S.
Coast Guard (USCG) equipment in
goodworking order and not outdated:
USCG approved life jackets for each
passenger that fit properly and wear
them, appropriate fire extinguishers
that work, visual distress signals
(flares, etc.), navigation lights that
work properly, an appropriate
anchor with sufficient line and a
marine VHF radio that works.
Always appoint a lookout to help
watch for other boats, crab traps,
shallow water, etc.
Always carry sufficient water/
gator aid to prevent dehydration,
hypothermia, and sunscreen
to prevent burn.
Do not boat under the influence.
Drive safely and carefully at a
reasonable speed based on the
conditions at the time.
Learn or enhance your Boating Skills
and Seamanship at the U.S.C.G.

Auxiliary, Flotilla 72 each Tuesday
night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 1300 Beach
Dr. SE, St. Petersburg. Call 898-
1324 for information. Completion
satisfies the state of Florida boater
safety ID requirements.

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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 12/11
Domestic Verbal- 1800 Blk 60th St.
Suspicious Person- 5500 Blk 28th
Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5200 Blk 8th
Ave. S.
Theft- 2800 Blk 59th St. S.
Robbery- 900 Blk 58th St. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 2200 Blk 53rd St.
Criminal Mischief- 3000 Blk 50th
St. S.
Theft- 5600 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Criminal Mischief- 2200 Blk 56th
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2000 Blk
52nd St. S.
Animal Complaint- 4900 Blk 18th
Ave. S.
Theft- 5300 Blk 29th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 5500 Blk Shore
Blvd. S.
Theft- 3000 Blk 49th St. S.

Crime Awareness Meeting
Submitted by Jeri Reed
The next Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention Meeting will be held
on Monday, January 11 at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center located at
1617 49 Street S. This meeting is citywide so all can share.
We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season and would
like to offer some tips in that area (these tips are a combination of info received
from local police departments)! Avoid shopping alone, stay alert to your sur-
roundings, avoid carrying large amounts of cash, never leave purses unattend-
ed in shopping carts keep it close to your body, carry your wallet in an inside
coat pocket/front pants pocket or zippered pocket, walk to your car with your
keys in your hand, lock your car doors immediately once you get inside.
When shopping on-line you should only use companies you know and trust,
keep your personal information private and your password secure, use secure
websites for purchases by looking for the icon of a locked padlock at the bottom
of the screen or "https" in the URL address.
If your family participates in gift giving, be aware that by putting the boxes
out front for trash pick up, you are alerting passerbys that you have "new
toys". Consider disposing of the packaging by other means. When you get the
"new toys", record the brand name, description, model and serial number for
your records -just in case!
We encourage everyone to attend and participate in our next meeting. For
more information, contact Jeri Reed at 727-548-5566 days and 727-327-3509
evenings or at Jrvolunteer@aol.com.

Hit & Run- 4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd.
Saturday 12/12
Noise Complaint- 5100 Blk 16th
St. S.
Animal Complaint- 700 Blk 58th
St. S.
Theft- 5600 Blk Newton Ave. S.
Street Obstruction- 4900 Blk 20th
Ave. S.
Battery- 1200 Blk 52nd St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1200 Blk
52nd St. S.
Sunday 12/13
Trespasser- 5400 Blk Shore Blvd.
Drunk Driver- 1500 Blk 62nd St.
Noise Complaint- 5600 Blk Newton
Ave. S.
Drunk Person- 1900 Blk 52nd St.
Noise Complaint- 3100 Blk 53rd
St. S.
Drunk Person- 5000 Blk 9th Ave.
Animal Complaint- 1200 Blk 55th
St. S.
Theft- 5400 B1k Gulfport Blvd. S.
Trespasser- 5100 Blk Preston Ave.
Trespasser- 900 Blk 58th St. S.
Burglary- 1800 Blk 49th St. S.
Call for Officer- 900 Blk 58th St. S.
Monday 12/14
Noise Complaint- 900 Blk 54th
Ave. S.

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Battery- 2500 Blk 50th St. S.
Noise Complaint- 900 Blk 54th St.
Battery- 1000 Blk 49th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5500 Blk Shore
Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 2000 Blk 54th
St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5800 Blk 13th
Ave. S.
Theft- 5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S.
Tuesday 12/15
Criminal Mischief- 5000 Blk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Noise Complaint- 5200 B1k 11th
Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- 2900 Blk 56th
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Thursday 12/17
Domestic Battery- 6300 Blk 10th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 3100 Blk
Beach Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 5600 Blk 29th
Ave. S.
Truant- Trail.
Burglary- 1700 Blk 58th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- Trail
Burglary- 3100 Blk Beach Blvd. S.
Call for Officer- 3200 Blk 58th St.
Call for Officer- 5000 Blk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 5400 Blk 14th
Ave. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Drunk Person- 5400 Blk Shore
Blvd. S.

Korean War
Veterans Association
If you served in Korea during the
Korean War up to the present, you
are eligible for membership in the
KWVA. They also welcome anyone
who wishes to volunteer their time,
energy and service. They meet on
the third Thursday of each month
at 7 p.m. at VFW Post 4364, 5773
62 Street N. in St. Petersburg. Call
Clarence Dadswell, President, at
KWVA Chapter 14 is dedicated to
preserving thehistoricalcontributions
of our military who have served and
sacrificed in the Korean theater from
1950 to the present.
They participate in numerous
charitable contributions to the
memory of our veterans such as
the creation and dedication of the
beautiful and inspiring granite
Korean War memorial at Freedom
Lake Park in Pinellas Park. In
addition to parades, they serve as
honor guards for military funerals
including those veterans without
families or friends; folding flags to
be later used at funerals; serving as
color guards for Tropicana Field and
other events, rendering support to
members in need and participation
in other patriotic and charitable
endeavors. They also participate in a
number of youth oriented events and
sponsor youth scholarships. Of course
there is always time for a number of
enjoyable events such as outings,
dinners, get together, etc.
Their meetings reflect a relaxed yet
formal format which concludes with
sharing coffee, tea, sandwiches and
pastries while engaged in pleasant
conversation and socialization with
members and guests.
If you are a veteran of the Korean
theater from 1950 to the present,
come and join their group of friendly
members. You'll be glad you did.

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

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By Mary Hunt

7 Bargains and After-
Christmas Tips
I don't know anyone who relishes
the idea of putting Christmas away
for another year. However, I have to
admit that today's great reader tips
almost have me looking forward to
HOLIDAY BABY. I've found ways
to save money on everyday items at
the after-Christmas sales. I found
infant sleepers that say lly First
Christmas" marked down to $1 each
at one store and Onesies with holi-
day graphics for 50 cents each at
another. I bought several sizes to
donate to our local crisis pregnancy
center. Christmas sleepers are just
as warm Jan. 1! -- Susan V., Mis-
ing wrapping paper at the discount
sales after Christmas, look for pat-

terns that will do double duty during
the year. Last year, I bought silver
paper at 90 percent off that works
beautifully for weddings and polka-
dot paper for birthday gifts. -- Susan
V., Missouri
SMART CARD. As a teacher, I get
lots of gifts from my students during
the holidays. It can get expensive to
write and mail 20 or more thank you
notes to them. This year, I bought
a package of 20 Christmas cards
at Walmart for $3. I cut the fronts
off the cards and turned them into
postcards. On the blank backsides,
I drew vertical lines to separate
the address sides from the message
sides. I wrote a brief thank you note
on each and mailed them for 27 cents
each. I put the leftover envelopes in
my envelope drawer for future use.
-- Gretchen, California
When I pack my holiday decorations,

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I put each strand of lights into a dif-
ferent plastic shopping bag to keep
them from getting tangled. I keep
my ornaments in brown paper bags
and put them in a plastic tote bag.
I usually can get several ornaments
in a paper bag, and it keeps them
from breaking. -- Lisa, Virginia
HEIGHT HELP. I am vertically
challenged, so I've found a creative
way to reach my holiday decorations
in the back of a deep closet. After
the holidays, when I put everything
away, I take a long strand of cheap
Christmas ribbon or string and
staple it firmly to the box. I let the
strand dangle and push the box to
the back of the shelf. The ribbon is
long enough to be accessible. To get
the box down, all I have to do is grab
the ribbon and pull the box toward
me until I can reach it. -- JoAnne K.,
cumulated so many plastic tubs of
Christmas decorations that I decid-
ed to mark each tub with a number
and letter. When packing away my
decorations, I make a list of every-
thing that is going into a particular
tub. Then I put the list on my com-
puter. When the next Christmas sea-
son comes, I check the list and only
bring in the tubs I need to decorate a
particular area. -- Janet F., e-mail

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Volunteer Nurses
Needed at Free Clinic
Are you enthusiastic, friendly and
optimistic? Do you have a couple
hours a week or a month to volunteer
in a warm and friendly environment
with a great team? St. Petersburg
Free Clinic offers free medical care
to the medically underserved adult.
We need volunteer nurses to assist
our volunteer physicians and staff
ARNP. All you need is a giving heart
and a current license. Please be that
listening ear and helping hand to
someone in need. Go home feeling
great by knowing that you have
made a difference! Contact Angel
Schumaker at aschumakerspfc@
yahoo.com or call (727) 821-1200,
ext. 114.
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. For more
information about the Free Clinic
visit www. stpetersburgfreeclinic.

Meals on Wheels
Needs Drivers
Volunteers are needed to deliver hot,
nutritious meals to the homebound
throughout Pinellas County.
Volunteering for the Neighborly
Meals on Wheels program is a hands-
on, front line experience. If you have
1% hours midday to help in your
own neighborhood, you could help
improve someone's life and make a
real difference in this critical area
of need. Meals are picked up at a
site near you and delivered to the
homebound in your area (maps and
directions are provided).
Many Pinellas County seniors are
living alone, too poor to buy food,
or too frail to shop and cook for
themselves. And the need is growing
every day. Do someone else a favor
and you will be doing yourself one!
Neighborly needs compassionate,
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By Tom Margenau

Shhh! Mum's the Word
on Social
Security Rule Change
Q: I filed for my retirement benefits
about a year ago and had to take my
birth certificate to the Social Secu-
rity office as part of the process. But
a neighbor told me that when she
filed for her benefits several weeks
ago, they told her a birth certifi-
cate wasn't needed. Did they trust
her and not me? Or did the rules
A: The rules changed -- sort of --
but very quietly. The Social Security
Administration isn't publishing this
information so don't tell anyone that
I told you!
The law still requires people who
are applying for Social Security re-
tirement benefits to prove that they
are old enough to qualify for them.
And for more than 70 years, SSA
has demanded that applicants pro-
vide a certified copy of their birth
certificate or some other old record
of age -- like a baptismal certificate
-- in those rare instances when a
person's birth was not recorded in
official records.
But SSA conducted some internal
studies and learned that in many
cases, they already have satisfacto-
ry proof of age in their records. This
is usually because a retiree had to
provide a birth certificate when he
or she first applied for a Social Secu-
rity card many years earlier.
So now, as a general rule, if a per-
son's allegation of birth on the re-
tirement application agrees with

the date of birth on the old Social
Security card application form, then
no further evidence of age is needed.
But the revised rules leave a great
deal of discretion to the representa-
tive reviewing your claim, which is
primarily why the agency isn't pro-
moting this as a major policy shift. If
that person has any reason to think
there might be a problem, he or she
can ask you to bring in a birth cer-
Q: In your columns, you frequently
encourage people to file for Social
Security benefits online. But given
all the problems with people hack-
ing into computers and stealing pri-
vate information, and knowing that
you have to input your Social Secu-
rity number and all sorts of other
personal information when you file
for Social Security, do you think fil-
ing online is safe?
A: I think it's as safe, and probably
safer, than doing anything else on
the Internet, whether you're order-
ing a blouse from an online catalog
or applying for an auto loan from
your local bank's website.
I asked officials at the Social Se-
curity Administration to help me
answer your question. They referred
me to their website where I found
pages of reassurances. Long story
short: They take every precaution
they can to safeguard your infor-
mation. But if you're still skeptical
and want to read the long story, go
to www.socialsecurity.gov. Under
"Questions," select "All Other Top-
ics," and then type "Internet secu-
rity" into the "Search by Keyword"

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Q: I get Social Security disability
benefits, but I'm having trouble mak-
ing ends meet. I've found a job that
will pay me about $1,300 per month.
How much money can I make and
still keep my Social Security disabil-
ity checks?
A: This can be a sticky situation be-
cause the only reason you're getting
disability benefits from the federal
government in the first place is be-
cause you told them you can't work.
But there is a bit of wiggle room
here because the law says you are
eligible for Social Security disability
benefits only if you are unable to do
"substantial" work.
So, what is "substantial"? Govern-
ment policy makers establish a sub-
stantial earnings limit each year.
It's currently set at $980 per month.
So, your potential $1,300 monthly
salary puts you well over that legal
However, there are several other
related rules that come into play.
For example, there is something
called a "trial work period." During
this nine-month period (although it
can be extended in some cases), you
are essentially allowed to earn as
much money as you can and still col-
lect your full disability check. And
then after that nine-month span, if
you're still working and making over
the $980 limit, your benefits may
be stopped. I say "may be stopped"
because once again, there are ex-
tenuating circumstances that could
permit you to continue getting dis-
ability checks. The only way you'll
find out which rules apply to you is
to contact your local Social Security
One word of warning: When you
tell them that you've returned to
work, that may trigger a review of
your disability claim. And there is a
chance they may conclude that your
condition has improved to the point
that you can no longer be considered
disabled -- your benefits may be cut
off even without the "trial work pe-

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SPCREA to Meet
Attention people who worked in
education anywhere...The South
Pinellas County Retired Educators
Association, SPCREA, invites you
to come to Picadilly in St. Pete, at
19th Ave. and 34th St. North. They
meet the second Thursday of each
month from October through May at
11 a.m. Join them for entertainment,
educational programs and other
activities. Call Joyce at 526-5065 for

Find a Yoga Class
That's Right for You
St. Pete Beach: The St. Pete Beach
Community Center is offering three
newYogaclassesthisFall, appropriate
for all skill levels from beginner to
advanced. Yoga Instructor Wendy
Hessinger will be teaching Hatha
Yoga, Silver Sneakers Yoga for
Seniors, and Beach Yoga; interested
participants should contact her for
class dates and times at (727) 686-
0123 or stpetebeachyoga@yahoo.com.
All classes are held at the Community
Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.

Fine Dining Every
Thursday Night
The Sons of Italy has opened its
fall season with great new meal
choices that change weekly and
include entree, salad and dessert
for $9. Reservations requested for
parties over five. Call 323-2691 or
Giuseppe at 798-6355. The Sons of
Italy dining room is located at 2500
34 Street S. next to Kentucky Fried
Chicken (watch for their flotilla of
Italian flags). Visit Sonsofltaly2427.

Polish American
Society Dances
Polish American Society of St.
Petersburg located at 1343 Beach
Drive SE (next to the Coast Guard
commissary) is open for dancing and
dinner on Sundays through May
31 from 3-7 p.m. Dancing from 4-7
p.m. Dinner from 3-4:30 p.m. Call
894-9908 or visit their web site at
www.polishsociety.org for more

Gulfport Tuesday
Every Tuesday from 9 a.m. until
3 p.m. you can find the Gulfport
Tuesday Market on Beach Boulevard
south of 28th Ave. S. in Gulfport in
the Waterfront District. It is a free
and family friendly event. Each week
you will find produce, music, and craft
and art vendors like Anne Painted
Signs who offers custom painted and
decorative signs for your home, office
and garden. Contact: http://gulfport-
market.com, info@gulfport-market.
com or Leslie Gilchrist at 727-439-

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The Arthritis Foundation is seek-
ing volunteers to become "Arthritis
Ambassadors". The Foundation of-
fers training to interested individu-
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Foundation through a variety of
positions. Volunteers can be trained
to teach Arthritis Foundation pro-
grams and services, to do speaking
engagements, work in the Arthritis
Foundation to help with general of-
fice duties, mailings, phones, etc.
For more information, call 800-741-
4008, ext. 231.

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Your Health
By Rallie McAllister M.D.

Excessive Drinking
Shrinks Your Brain
and Your Memory

Moderate alcohol consumption may
be good for your heart, but new re-
search suggests that it doesn't ap-
pear to offer the same protective ben-
efits for the brain. While moderate
amounts of alcohol don't necessarily
help the brain, regularly consuming
more than two drinks a day can defi-
nitely harm it.
Habitual consumption of more than
14 alcoholic drinks per week actually
causes the brain to shrink, according
to the results of a study conducted by
researchers at Wellesley College in
Wellesley, Mass. The scientists found
that the more alcohol an individual
drinks on a regular basis, the lower
his or her total brain volume.
For the study, the Wellesley re-
searchers evaluated brain size and
alcohol consumption patterns in
more than 1,800 adults between the
ages of 34 and 88 years. The sub-
jects were enrolled in the Framing-
ham Offspring Study, which includes
children of the original Framingham
Heart Study participants.
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scans were performed and used to
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problems, such as having trouble
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exercising or learning new things.
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if the twice-monthly bay
cruise will go out. This night
was no different, even if he
seemed down. He appeared
on his scooter with his
Navy hat on, his suspenders
adorned with medals from
World War II.
"I got a bit of bad news
today. I have cancer," he
announces after he parks
his scooter and stands. His
voice quavers a bit but his
eyes remain dry. He tells us
briefly about his diagnosis,
then changes the subject.
Il I son's coming tonight,"
he says proudly. His son,
Dan O'Connor, a St. Pete
Beach police officer, arrives
straight from work. Dan is
one of six O'Connor children,
but the only one who lives in
Florida and the impetus for
his parents moving away
from the cold, white north.
Despite his obvious joy at
seeing his son, Mr. Bill is
sad. Dan tells us his father
didn't want to treat the
cancer and only agreed to
one treatment while he
thought things over.
Three months later
he admits he's glad he
allowed doctors to treat
him, although he says he
was initially skeptical of
"I never heard of it, I didn't
want no part of it, and I
said, 'If God wants me he
can have me without all this
radiation," he says Monday
night from his 10th floor
condo. As he speaks the sun
flames into a brilliant orange
and red behind his back.
When he buzzed me in to his
condo Monday night I hadn't
seen Mr. Bill since that night
in September and I didn't
know what to expect. I do not
expect him to be standing at
the door, waiting for me, and
I am relieved at how strong
and healthy this 85-year-old
cancer patient looks.
I am there because he
has an amazing canon of
stories. When we started to

talk to me on the boat that
night in September he told
me captivating tales about
World War II. He told me
about taking his children
boating. Somebody, it seems,
needs to hear these stories.
I am there to hear some of

grandchildren and 10 great-
grandchildren: he's going to
live a while longer.
Doctors told him he would be
dead by Christmas without
the treatment. Now, he says,
he has a few more years. Not
that the years behind him

"I feel better. I'm very happy," World War II veteran and retired fire chief Bill
O'Connor says. O'Connor finished his 60th (and hopefully final) radiation
treatment two days before Christmas.

these stories. He welcomes
me into the condo andpresses
a blackberry brandy into my
hand "to warm me up." Mr.
Bill towers over me by 18
inches and seems every bit
as alive, perhaps more so, as
he did in September.
"How are you feeling?" I
"With both hands!" he replies
jokingly, then gets serious.
"Two more treatments and
I'm done. I finish up this
week. Git-r-done!"
That is Mr. Bill's
Christmas gift to himself,
his wife, six children, seven

haven't been good; he's had a
full life. It just isn't over yet.
Mr. Bill was a Navy
corpsman ("A medic," he
explains to me when he
sees my puzzled look) in the
Pacific theatre of World War
"I was out on a salt boat. We
went and took young, healthy
marines and dropped them
off. Then we went out and
waited," he says.
They returned to pick up
the wounded and bury the
dead at sea.
"Those were bad days," he
says quietly, adding, "but

your number ain't up until
it's up." On trips to shore
the corpsman would pick
up the wounded and leave
the men with "NT' written
on their forehead. NT stood
for "No Transport" because
another medic believed
the men would die, even
with treatment. Mr. Bill
reluctantly left these men
except for one time.
"They blew the whistle,
which meant 'we can't take
no more wounded' and we
ran back to the boat."
A wounded soldier with
NT on his forehead caught
his attention.
"He was moaning and
said, 'Take me, take me!'
and we grabbed him," Mr.
Bill remembers. They got
the soldier on the boat.
"Dr. Pumfrey said, 'We
ain't got enough to do?
Do you know what this
means? This man's dying,"
Mr. Bill says, then adds:
"Five days later he was
still alive."
After the war he married
Betty, who met him on a
train en route to see her
fiance. In short order the
fiance was a thing of the
past and, despite a brief
breakup because she
wasn't Catholic, 62 years
after their wedding day
they're still going strong.
"She hustled me, don't let
her tell you any different,"
he jokes. Betty looks up
from her book and raises
her eyebrow at this. She
smiles and says nothing, just
lowers her eyes back to her
Fern Michaels book.
At the urging of Betty's
uncle, Mr. Bill joined the
Toledo Fire Department. He
ultimately became the fire
chief. During his tenure he
wrote a history of the fire
department. Betty helped
put the book together. As
he neared retirement, the
department went on strike.
Disgusted by the strike, he
quit the department. Even
now, the strike makes him

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"They had to call on volunteers. I
quit. Firemen don't strike. And they
did. They left that city bare," he says
with emotion.
Two years ago Dan called them and
said he'd found the perfect place for
them. They moved in to a condo two
floors above him. They each got a
motorized scooter. Being out of the
snow and in the sunshine gave them
a new lease on life, their son says.
Mr. Bill says he'd probably be dead
if Dan hadn't moved them out of
Toledo, because he doesn't believe
he would have found out about the
"What's supposed to be is supposed
to be," he says, then points his
finger at Dan, who is in the kitchen,
counting out medicine with his
mother. "That's our boy there," he
says with a smile.
Their son enjoys having his
parents close as much as they enjoy
being close. Right now Dan's busy
restoring a boat much like the one
his father taught him to handle
when he was a pre-teen.

"We all came of age on it," Dan
remembers, "I just want him behind
the wheel of a 26-foot Lyman once
more in his life."
Midway through the interview, Mr.
Bill tells me to stay put and returns
with a box. "I'm Santa Claus," he
says "pick something or two out of
here that you like."
It is a box of costume jewelry, well-
made and well-kept. I protest, but
the look in his eye tells me that I will
leave his home with a piece ofjewelry.
I select a pair of silver earrings and a
pink and gold necklace, remembering
my grandfather and his penchant
for giving me very similar pieces of
jewelry. My throat closes as I swallow
tears. It seems so unfair that someone
like this has to get sick, has to endure
a battle with cancer that he may or
may not win. He has so many stories,
has done so many things. There isn't
nearly enough room in this paper to
retell his life.
Mr. Bill doesn't call himself a
hero. He saved countless soldiers in
World War II and then more men

as a fireman, but he doesn't focus
on this. He proudly displays his
medals and loves to tell stories, but
he isn't boastful. I wonder where the
soldier- the NT left for dead- is today.
I wonder if he knows anything about
the man who saved him over 50 years
ago. I wonder if that man knows Mr.
Bill's name.
I can't tell that soldier about Mr.
Bill, about how he still remembers
that young man left for dead.
But I can tell you. I don't know how
much longer Mr. Bill will live-and
I certainly hope he'll be buzzing
around St. Pete Beach on his scooter
for many more years-but I am lucky
to know him and glad to hear about
his life. When you see him buzzing
around Dolphin Village, stopping
in the Publix or the Regions, you
should know you are in the presence
of an extraordinary man who fought
so we could celebrate freely this
Thank you, Mr. Bill, and Merry
Christmas. May you celebrate many,
many more.

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By Shawn Dell Joyce

Power of Giving
We all have heard the old saying
that it is better to give than receive.
Well, a recent study has proved
it scientifically; the real key to
happiness is generous giving. In
times of economic stress, it is even
more important because giving
actually builds your wealth and the
wealth of the local community.
People who give charitably are 43
percent likelier to say they are "very
happy" than non-givers are, and
non-givers are 3 1/2 times likelier
than givers are to report they are
"not happy at all," notes Arthur
C. Brooks in his book "Who Really
Cares: The Surprising Truth about
Compassionate Conservatism."
Brooks also notes that several large
studies have found that a senior
citizen who volunteers has a 40
percent lower probability of dying
in a given year than a person of the
same age and health level does.
In a surprising turn, Brooks proves
that giving also increase personal, as


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in extra income for the giver. About
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multiplier effect the dollar had in
the local economy. At the national
level, a 1 percent increase in giving
increases the gross domestic product
by about $36 billion.
Ancient Greeks understood this
concept well and developed the
cultural habit of tithing, or donating
10 percent of their incomes to
charity. Charitable giving help s build
strong communities and families.
Giving and volunteering promote
bonds of trust among neighbors
and help to sustain numerous
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in education, health, the arts, the
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Anonymous giving gives you a
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increased self-esteem and a better
perception of your own wealth. Those
who give tend to be more grateful for
what they have and satisfied with
their personal wealth instead of
seeking more.
Many of us lost our jobs and/or
homes this year. In fact, about 1 in
19 Americans is on unemployment
benefits, and 1 in 4 children relies
on food stamps for the next meal. If
you are having a hard time getting
into the holiday spirit because you
have been affected by the recession,
remember that it is especially
important to give. Start by listing 25
things you are grateful for, from the
food in your belly to the clothes on
your back.
Then take the time to write a
personal, heartfelt note of thanks
to someone who shared time,
inspiration or money with you when
you needed it. Doing this one simple
act reminds you of others' generosity
and recalls the feeling of gratitude
you felt as the recipient. You are
primed and ready to try giving. Here
are a few suggestions:
--Slip money anonymously to
someone who needs it. No strings
should be attached, and you should
not expect credit. Can't find a
person? Give it to your local food
bank instead.
--Holiday workers often hear lots
of complaints and little praise. Take
time to point out good service to the
manager of a store or restaurant.
Write a letter praising a service
worker (mail deliverer, doorman,
building superintendent, clerk,
--Volunteer your time with local
nonprofit organizations. The long
recession has gutted the budgets
of most nonprofits. They could use
some extra help to get through the
--Practice random acts of kindness
on a daily basis. Start by smiling
at strangers; give up your seat on
the bus; add a quarter to someone's
expired parking meter; pay the toll
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Old-Timer" Do It! Licensed RCC0051451 and
Insured. 824-9996.

* Bedrooms Room
* Baths -Jens Additions
* Kitchens i Porch
*Storm K i n Enclosures
ote tior Soffit &
SProtection-" Fascia
Whitman Contractor, Inc.
All Types of Remodeling Free Estimates
Bill (Skip) Whitman
Licensed & Insured LC #CR C052336
$99 & UP
30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal ro-
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Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hur-
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#C4672 727-458-4209.
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Over 30 Years Experience. Free Estimates.
Lic.#CBC1256435. Ted, 727-688-8554, 727-
Residential, Commercial, Auto, 23yrs. Experi-
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Building in Gulfport since 1973
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Padula Development & Construction Co., Inc.
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N omework

Help for Parents
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

for Beginners. January 12th-February 16th
People who have Never Held a Brush are Led
through 6 lessons, starting with pencil drawing
leading to a finished painting. Phone Margo
727-347-1859 or Jonathon at Gulfport Recre-
ation Center 727-893-1068.

Mowing, Edging, Hedge Trimming
Sodding, Planting & Mulching
www.jslawn.com i

Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years
Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps.
439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312.

James Fox Tree Service
Owner/Operator for over 20 years
S"We make your trees feel beautiful"
t J- Trees cleaned, elevated
Property Maintenance
Stump grinding
Hazardous limb removal
ic.# 0700008985 Storm and roof protection
727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601

Planting, Maintenance, Patios. Reasonable
Rates. Call Chris 727-344-3214.

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

Is your house cleared from limbs
Coppolas FREEM
Tree Servce ertCie
322 08t fangrove
322-08 90, lSpe"cialist
Stump Grinding
20 Years
Experience Licensed/Insured
Lic.# FL-0203A

JEFF'S LAWN SERVICE- Mowing, Trimming,
Edging, Blowing, Yard Clean-ups. Leaf and
Debris removal. ALSO: Odd jobs. Reasonable
rates, 727-341-0185
LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Clean-
ing, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush
Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris
Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave,

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

PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates.
Commercial Residential References Upon
Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.
Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall,
Taping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates.
Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-

Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning,
Remodels, New Construction, Better Business
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SINCE 1961 Discounts

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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.
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
24/7. We Pick Up on Your Schedule. Bonded,
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Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All
Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632.
Licensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 522-
4562 or Cell 410-5419.
ENTERTAINER-Available for Parties. Pianist,
Vocalist, DJ, Karaoke. Piano/Vocal Lessons
Available. Call Maria 727-289-2804.

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Scratches, Broken Legs, Cabinet Glass, Split
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Town Shores Discount. 813-558-0646, 727-
DINING ROOM TABLE-Formica with 6 Chairs
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Furniture, Full Bed, Dresser, Night Stand.
White Wash Entertainment Center. Affordable.

CANOE 14FT.-Paddles, 4 Life Vests. $200.
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OPEN LAWN TRAILER- 6x12, Many Fea-
tures. Tool Racks, Spring Loaded Ramp, Tool-
box, Jack, Gas Can Holders & Much More!

Firewood for Sale Split Oak
Delivery 24/7
2205 52nd St. S.

FRANKLIN MINT Princess Diana Porcelain
Doll, 18" tall. $50. 727-488-7944.
THE BOOK LADY SAYS- Wear a Classy Em-
broidered Gulfport Tee Shirt, $17.95. Small
Adventures Book Shop, 3107 Beach Blvd 727-
347-8732. Closed Sunday & Monday.
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
Small $95. 727-321-2564.

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!
FIREHAWK INDY 500 TIRE- 235x70x15, Like
New, $25. Black, Like New, $10, JVC Stereo,
Large Speakers, Phono, Receiver, Cassette
Player/Recorder, $60. Chevy Astro Van Rear
Bench Seat, $50. Heavy Duty Wood Wall
Cabinet, White, 14Wx22Hx45L, $30. 727-329-
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1 Lift &
2 Catamaran
22FT. SAILING SLOOP-Swing Keel. 8HP,
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14 FT. STARCRAFT- Good condition. Needs
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AMERICAN ESKIMO DOG- 3 yr. old, sweet,
small, lovable Female. Rescue dog needs
lovable owner. Sacrifice $350. Must Sell. 865-
BEAUTIFUL BLACK 5-Month old Kitten. Up-
dated on All Shots. Very Sweet! Free to Loving
Home 727-327-0993
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Notice is hereby given that on
1/8/2010 at 10:30am a 1997
Landr #SALJY1247VA704239 will
be sold pursuant to FS. 713.78 All
sales will be held at Pete's Towing
Recovery. 1955 Calumet St.,
Clearwater, FL. 33765.
Leinor reserves the right to bid.

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INSURANCE AUTO AUCTION, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of
Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 1/18/2010, 10:00am at
5152 126 AVE. NORTH, CLEARWATER, FL. 33760, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of Florida Statutes. INSURANCEAUTOAUCTION,
INC. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.
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Published 12/24/09 The Gabber Newspaper

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN- That on 1/4/2010
at 10:30 a.m. the following mobile home will be
sold at public auction pursuant to F.S. 715.104.
1973 MERC HS 34472. Tenant: Gregory B.
Szymanski. Sale to be held at: MHC East Bay
Oaks LLC, 601 Starkey Rd., Largo, FL 33771.
(TG 12/17/2009 & 12/24/2009)

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.

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LOST BLACK BUNNY-Vicinity of 51st St. &
13th Ave. S. Missed So Much. If Found Please
Call 727-328-1475. Leave Message.
FOUND ON BENCH-Next to Casino. Large
Bag of New Purchases. Call the Gabber to
Identify. 727-321-6965.
WILLIAM J. JORDAN-Please Contact me I
Found Something that Belongs to You at the
Art Walk 407-212-9409.

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 pow-
er. 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. L.M.C.

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

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.

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.
DEAR HEART OF JESUS- In the past I have
askef for favors. This time I ask this special
one and take it dear heart of Jesus and place
it within your own broken heart where your Fa-
ther sees. it. Then in his merciful eyes it will
become your favor, not mine. Amen. Say this
prayer for (3) days, promise publication and
favor will b e granted. Never known to faila.
In Grateful thanks. I will never stop trusting in
God and his power. L.M.C.
MAYTHE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored,
glorified, loved, and preserved throughout the
world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker
of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for
ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this
prayer. Thank You, Jesus.
G.M. B.

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

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Buy It

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that work


Since 1968


ances including W/D. Balcony and Carport. No
Pets. Fantastic Waterview. Yearly lease $950/
Mo. Possible Option to Buy. 727-360-4123.
GULFPORT 2831 50TH ST. S.-3/1 House,
New Flooring in Kitchen, Screened Patio,
CHA, Coin W/D on-site. $875/Mo. $450/Secu-
rity 727-742-5140.
ST PETE BEACH APT.-2BR, Completely
Renovated, Handicap Accessible $850/Mo.
w/yearly lease. 727-363-3050.
Condo w/Extra Room could be Great Office,
Covered Parking. Annual $1475/Mo. Includes
most Utilities. 727-866-1781.
GULFPORT 2BR DUPLEX-2107 55th St. S.,
$595/mo. Clean, on quiet Street. Ceramic Tile.
CHA. Lots of rear parking. Great neighbors.
Small pet OK. No Section 8 727-418-2242
LARGE 2BR/1BA-Central Gulfport, Updated,
W/D, Quiet, Fenced Back Yard, Pets OK, MI-
Treasure Island. 205 110th Ave. 2BR Duplex.
$795/Mo. with Annual Lease. Terrazzo Floors
throughout. All Utilities Included Except Per-
sonal Electricity. W/D hook-up, Small Pet Ok.
Must See!! Call Sandy 727-418-2242.
DUPLEX 2210 53RD ST. S.-1BR + Bonus
Room, $625/Mo., $500/Security. Includes W/
S/G, Shed, Pets OK. Call 727-452-5942.
ily Room, Large Beautiful Lot, In Excellent
school District. Fresh paint. 1257 Essex Dr. N.
$765/Mo. 727-345-7036.
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.
4678 13TH AVE. S.-2/1 with Garage, Fenced
Yard, A/C, Nice House $700/Mo. Pets Ok Call
floor. 1BR/1BA with Marina View. Non Smok-
ing. Covered Parking. Cable, Gas, Water In-
cluded. $700/Mo. 1st/last/security. Accepting
Applications Now. Also Available 2BR/1BA
House, $800/Mo. 954-270-4882.
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.
Courtyard, clean & quiet,. $475/mo. 727-343-

MEL TAN-HEIGHTS 3br/lba large fenced lot carport. Lots
BARTLET PARK 2br/2ba fenced yard W&D Hook ups
CAMPBELL PARK 3br/2ba New kitchen, bathrooms fil
SOUTH PASADENA lbr/lba Waterfront Condo, Pool,
FRUITLAND HEIGHTS 3br/lba Lease Option avail Ha
GULFPORT 2br/lba carport extra storage. Near waterfr
BERMUDA BAY 2br/2.5ba Townhouse, new kitchen, 2 p
jAX Rentals & Realty,
(727) 867-376

Waterview, Pool, Remodeled 2BR/2BA, Bal-
cony, W/D, Secured Bldg. $1195/Mo. Yearly.
Ralston's Realty Co. Diane, 727-367-6702.
STUDIO APT.-Overlooks Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently
located. Includes All Utilities/Cable/Internet.
Credit Check Required. 727-688-7622.
3BR/2BA HOUSE-1100sqft. with Large Yard
on Scenic Pond. CHA, New Carpets. $850/Mo.
plus 1st/Last and $850/Security. Lawn Service
Included. Available January 1st. 727-434-
Furnished. Utilities/Cable Included. Nice and
Quiet. Close to Art District. $250/wkly plus De-
posit. Also 1 BR/1 BA Available. 727-321-5146.
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
do. 1st floor 1 BR Unfurnished. $695/Mo. Annu-
al plus $500/Security. All Amenities, Backyard
BBQ. No Pets. 727-954-6659.
cluded. 727-289-3588. Also need Part Time
Handyman and Housekeeper.
1BR/1BA Condo. W/D, Carport, Pool, Gated
"Adult" Community. Annual Lease THE SUN
TEAM 727-345-0099.
LARGE 2BR/2BA HOUSE- So. Pasadena.
Close to medical & beaches. $800/mo. plus
Sec. No Pets. 727-452-5246
C/H/A, W/D, Screened Balcony, Carport. Walk
to Schools. Great Neighborhood. $1100/Mo. &
Utilities, Cable/Water Included. Pets OK. 647-
6780 After 5 p.m.
Quiet, Gated, Pool. 1 Small Pet. 2nd Floor
Elevator. $935/Mo., Annual. Chuck Yeoman,
Owner Realtor, 727-418-6529.
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.
WATERFRONT St. Pete, 3/2/2, Near Trea-
sure Island Bridge, Excellent Condition &
View, Yacht Club Estates, See the Sunsets.
$1750/mo. 345-7036.

ofspace $795
SEC 8 OK $615
nely done $795 50% O 2n I[ T
No pets $595
rdwood firs $795
:ont Dist. $595
,ools $1095

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-
2BR/2BA, Den, Across from Clubhouse.
Brand New Kitchen & Appliances, 55+. Patriot
Square. No Pets/Smokers. $1350/Mo. 845-

Maximo Marina Area, Completely Remodeled
1BR/1BA Waterfront, Beautifully Furnished,
Covered Parking, On Busline, Yearly $950/Mo.
Seasonal $1500/Mo. 727-867-5536.
Fully Furnished. Adorable 1928 Keywest
Duplex-bottom Level. Beautifully Furnished.
$990/Mo. plus Utilities. 2808 56th St. 1 block
off Beach Blvd. Call Marcie Howard 813-375-
nished). Nice and Clean. Walk to Art District
in Gulfport. Prefer Single Working person.
No Smoking/Pets. $700/Mo. 3mo. minimum.
Cable/Utilities Included. 727-644-6194.

ROOMMATE WANTED- Pasadena/Gulfport.
Full House Privileges, Utilities & Wireless
Internet Included. 727-623-1432 or 727-344-

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

1101 40TH ST. S.-3BR/1BA, CHA, Screened
Porch, Fenced Yard. $1400 Down Payment
and $700/Mo. 727-343-7343 or 727-776-

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Since 1968


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One Reason, One Rationale,
One Reality, One Realtor:
Suzanne Olson & The 'OR' Team
The Only Realtors you'll ever need

5855 27th Ave. S. ($200k)
An absolutely be ll 2 dream home!
60001 st Ave. S. ($59,900) Inside and ou lrw, ve this house.
Large 1br, private patio, new paint 5 blocks to the beach in the
& carpet, newer appliances, lots sought after Gulfport "Art District".
of closets. Move right in.
2630 Miriam St. S. ($127,900) 1868 Shore Drive. S. #414 ($175,000)
2630 Miriam St. S. ($127,900) Spectacular wide open water view
Gulfport Marina District dollhouse, from the 2300+ sq ft 4th floor corner
completely renovated inside & out, unit, and the Seller will pay your
new kitchen, bath, windows, flooring. maintenance fees for the first year!
2 blocks to Gulfport Marina. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large eat-in
kitchen remodeled in 2007.

1847 Shore Drive S #503 ($90,000) Sale is subject r's I de s ap al. Oh what a view but it needs a lot of work-but oh
the view is both east and west. Worth the work. Two bedrooms,ae ba ra large Florida room. Active 55 plus community.
5 minutes to the white sands of St. Pete Beach. Convenient to shopping, hospital, restaurants, historic Corey Ave and that beautiful
beach. Come home today. it will be worth the work.
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.
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 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.
1847 Shore Drive S #419 ($194,900) 2200+ sq ft, 3/2.5 with wide-open intracoastal and Boca Ciega Bay waterviews. Totally
remodeled, the granite and new cabinets in the kitchen and bath are what you've been looking for. It has a floor plan that provides the
best of everything.
6020 Shore Blvd. #712 ($275k)
Wide open water view of Boca Ciega Bay t i r and the Gulf, pets welcome, lease ok. 2210 sf corner. Inside laundry, Florida
room, Hurricane shutters. Across from Beaf, Gulfport Art District
12368 70th Street N (Largo) ($149,900) Nice little pool home in Pinebrook Estates, new 16 in ceramic tile, Fibertech poolfinish, fenced yard.

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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 JAMISON #507 1 bed/1 bath standard unit, furnished, clean & updated w/carport. Priced @ $78,900
TOWN SHORES JAMISON #210 2 bed/2bath standard unit, new kitchen, bath, pool views, carport,
move in condition. Priced @ $125,000
TOWN SHORES 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 bel.'iJ ; l;1. 'I I' : [ kitchen, 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 #310, 1 bed/1 bath deluxe, new carpet, new paint, waterfront marina views. $1419,9 $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
SHORT SALE 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 LISTING Lancaster #608 2BR/2BA standard unit with Marina view, carport. Priced at $149,000
Gulfport 1713 59th Street South, Gulfport 2 bed 1 bath block home, updated move in ready.
Attached carport, shed, landscaped. Steps to Holy Name Church, Stetson College Campus*** Priced well at $139,900
MARINA DISTRICT 2650 Tifton St. S. 3/1 Cape Cod, 1.5 lot, fireplace room for boat/trailer. Priced at $139,000
SALE/RENT 560 Zanesville St. S. St. Pete, FL 2 bed 1 bath w/carport, alley access, shady back fenced yard with oak trees
double fence gate. Room for boat, pool, extra parking. Priced at $69,900
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
Kenmore #207 Ibed Ibath, furnished $750.00 Annual
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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I 3115 Beach Blvd. S. Gulfport, Florida 33707
CALL BILL TO SEE: 227-224-5129

DIPLOMAT- WOW What A View! Remodeled kitchen with granite countertops
SFreshly painted throughout. New windows, 1.5 batns, furnished, S169,000
SBARCLAY- 2 Bedrooms, 1 bath Florida room, nearly new fridge, newer tile in
Kitchen & bath. Very clean. CaL friendly building $102,000
N ETON- Town Shores on a Budget! Ground Floor 'Deluxe'; Needs paint;
updates needed reflected in the price. $65,000

FEELS LIKE HOME Spacious Family Room, +LR, 2/1 with Nice Screened Patio +Detached
1/1 Studio/In-Law Unit with Kitchenette and Bath. A good buy at $134,900
BIG OAKS-POOL SIZE YARD 2/1/1, Sliding door in Master Opens to Screened
Porch. Listed at $155,000
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

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MANCHESTEP 0 1 A 0, e, offering great water-
views. Comply and cheery, move-in
ready Covered parking $103,000
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 e rs. Great waterviews. Very
inviting at $129,900
GROTON #101 End unit 2br/2ba deluxe. Beautifully Furnished,
Newer carpet, T'j I '; ffor outdoor Patio
Panoramic wtrf dy $139,000

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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.
BARCLAY #205 2br/2ba, be the first one to live in this beauti-
fully renovated condo. Agatw kitchen appliances, tile &
carpeting. Tuscany col ;CIUM' 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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