Title: Gabber
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089435/00121
 Material Information
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 31, 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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Bibliographic ID: UF00089435
Volume ID: VID00121
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 41066966
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Every Thursday

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this week...

Lions Club
Spaghetti Dinner
see page 5

Community Players
see page 8

Hog Heaven
Barbecue Dinner
see page 12

Gem, Jewelry, And
Mineral Show
see page 14

First Friday Art Walk
see page 16

Free Services For
Pets In Need
see page 22

Abused Children
Need Your Help
see page 28

Library Honors
James Scalese
see page 31

Get Our Heads Out
Of The Sand!
see page 36

New Knitting Class
see page 45


If You're From South

Dakota, The Water's Fine

By Cathy Salustri
Allie Samuels, an 18-year-old freshman at Northern State University
in South Dakota, perfects her butterfly stroke Tuesday morning in the
St. Pete Beach pool. While the mercury barely rose to the 50s during
the morning practice.
See Story, page 20

Opening Gala and VIP Performance

Gulfport: the Musical

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 Musical".
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!
See Musical page 3

"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 ('lymin.-
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
There will be a great assortment
of vintage fun for sale at
Antiques in the Park including
estate jewelry, old pottery, art,
china and glassware, clocks, old
beer signs, tools, linens, toys,
Florida memorabilia, furniture,
primitives, and even vintage
Aloha shirts. Admission and
parking for the public is free. The
raindate for the antique show is
the next day, Sunday, January 3.

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from Micaela Ensey during a scene in
Gulfport: the Musical.

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MIusical, from front page
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 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.

Town Shores Bocce
The courts are just about finished and
they should be back on schedule next
week. On January 4 the Embassy-
Gro/Fax and Chatham-Lancaster
games will begin at 1 p.m.

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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.

Dine Out to Support
Animal Rescues
GULFPORT: On New Year's Day,
animal lovers will be offered an
opportunity to support dozens of
animal-rescue groups simply by
enjoying a meal at Ecco Bistro &
Tapas in Gulfport. Enjoy dinner or
simply a glass of wine or dessert, and
20% of each check will be donated
to Get Rescued... In Gulfport. Ecco
is located at 3121 Beach Blvd. S.
in the heart of Gulfport's historic
waterfront arts district. This
special night at Ecco coincides with
Gulfport's popular First Friday Art
Walk, taking place from 6 to 10
p.m. Bring along your well-behaved
canine companions, if you wish. Ecco
also offers outdoor dining that is pet-
Get Rescued... In Gulfport, now in
its sixth year, is an annual street
festival that takes place on Gulfport's
Beach Blvd. Over 60 animal rescue
groups from throughout the region
are represented at this festive
fundraising event that will take
place on Saturday, February 27 from


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10-5p.m. Othervendors at the festival
will offer pet-related crafts, art and
other products. The Get Rescued
event has become one of Gulfport's
most popular and beloved street
festivals. And attendees are invited
to bring along their own leashed,
well-behaved dogs. Proceeds from
fundraisers and the Get Rescued
festival benefit the non-profit
rescue groups. Participants are also
encouraged to bring donations of pet
food and cat litter to be distributed
to the rescue groups.
Get Rescued... In Gulfport was
conceived and founded by two
Gulfport business owners and
animal lovers: Lynda Shehan, owner
of Auntie Lynda's Pet Care, and
Mary C' M.ll..-y, owner of Reef Dog
Gifts & Grooming. Both Lynda and
Mary will be present to welcome
guests to Ecco at this special evening
on Friday, January 1. For more
information about Get Rescued... In
Gulfport, call 727-323-3892 or visit
For reservations, call Ecco at 727-

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.


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Will Give a
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for Advertising to a
Local Business Owner.

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a bber
since 1968
One registration per business per week.
Any business may register.
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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.
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.

Beginner Tai Chi
in Gulfport
New classes in Taoist Tai Chi for
Beginners will start on Tuesday,
January 5 and Thursday, January 7
at 9 a.m. at the Gulfport Recreation
Center, 5730 Shore Boulevard S.
For Town Shores residents, the
new class begins Monday, January
11 at 9 a.m. in the clubhouse. It is
best to wear sneakers or shoes that
will not slip off. There is a suggested
donation of $2 per class which goes
to the Taoist Tai Chi Society. Call
Marjorie Grudzinski at 345-6708.

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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.
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 will cover every
aspect of living green in your daily
life. Help the environment, save
money and help 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.


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Includes Hors D'oeuvres, sweets, complimentary bar,
and of course ticket to the show.

Buy Your Tickets Today Only Available at
9' Tuesday
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Gabber December 31 January 6, 2010

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



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: Wine Andf Anirit A-inrr

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 moving play, with
a lot of physical action involved.
All interested people are urged to
try out for a part, regardless of their
previous acting experience.

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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Best of Lights Winner
The City of South Pasadena
Beautification Committee selected
Subway Sandwiches and Salads
located at 980 Pasadena Avenue
South, Suite C, South Pasadena as
the Best of Lights winner for 2009. A
framed award certificate and a sign
to place outside the establishment
will be presented at the City's regular
Commission Meeting on January 12
at 7 p.m. The City's cable Channel
615 will display the winner's name
throughout the holiday season.

Town Shores Golf
The Town Shores Golf Scramble will
be held on Saturday, January 30 at
the Terra Ceia Bay Country Club in
Palmetto which is a short drive over
th .-Sky\\ .vy Bridge. Get yourfoursome
together or they can partner you with
a group. The event is open to all men
and women residents and guests of
owners and renters. January's price
is $45 and includes 18 holes of golf,
cart, lunch, beverages and prizes.
Registration will be at 7:45-8 a.m.
with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

Coffee and donuts will be available
after checking in with a committee
member. Checks should be in by
Monday, January 25 and made out to
Terra Ceia Bay Country Club. Please
get checks to Gene at 345-4483, Chet
at 345-2093, Lew at 343-3046 or Jim
at 343-0459.

Town Shores Golf
The Town Shores Golf Scramble will
be held on Saturday, January 30 at
the Terra Ceia Bay Country Club in
Palmetto which is a short drive over
t1b.-Siky\ .iy Bridge. Get your foursome

together or they can partner you with
a group. The event is open to all men
and women residents and guests of
owners and renters. January's price
is $45 and includes 18 holes of golf,
cart, lunch, beverages and prizes.
Registration will be at 7:45-8 a.m.
with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
Coffee and donuts will be available
after checking in with a committee
member. Checks should be in by
Monday, January 25 and made out to
Terra Ceia Bay Country Club. Please
get checks to Gene at 345-4483, Chet
at 345-2093 or Lew at 343-3046.

"Thq eo ys are over now it's time to pay for them."
"Instant cash for gold, silver and coins."
| M-F Noon -6, Saturday 10-2 or by appointment
Put your unwanted or broken jewelry to work for you!! Stop in and see us!

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The owners of Stella's Deli and Gelato would like to wish you a

Happy & Prosperous New Year!
We would also like to thank all who have helped make our first month a success.

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Stella's will be opene for Fridy evenin

3119 Beach Blvd. Gulfpr rt, FL.

Roast Pork with your choice of
Saurkraut or Black Eyed Peas,
along with Mashed Potatoes,
Roll & beverage

for $8.50

FREE Delivery to
Town Shores Residents
Call Ahead!

has revised
our hours as follows:

Tuesday through Saturday
Breakfast from 7am to 11:30am

Lunch from 11:30am to 2:30pm
Cold Deli will be available for
take out or eat in at 11am
First Friday and Third Saturday
Evenings 5-9pm

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Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965
for more information on placing your ad in this special section

ian Universalist Pilgrim Congregational The Simple Faith
ted Fellowship United Church of Christ Trio in Concert
21 Central Ave. You Are Always Welcome
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am The Simple Faith Trio will present
h without a creed? We Nursery Available a concert on Sunday, January 10 at
ship guided by truth Adult Sunday School 9:30 Trinity Nazarene Church at 1000 55
ite you to discover Street S. in Gulfport at 10:40 a.m.
rsalism with us. ; Wednesday Bible Study The trio sings gospel music with their
I- 11AM 11:00 am and 7:00pm own twist. Call Janet at 328-9277 for
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"Diversity our strength, God's love our bond"

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

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

STrin United
hurch of Christ
150 49th St. N.
^ 5321-1088
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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

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, Tierra Verde, FL. 33715
behindd the Mercntile Bank)
(727) 866-7362
Website: www.theislandchapel .g
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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
Sat. 1/2 PSYCHIC FAIR 12-4pm
Sun. 1/3 Future Views 2010 1-3pm
Prophecies & Predictions
$10 Admission Door Prizes Refreshments
Check our WEBSITE for Classes/Events
Gabber December 31 -January 6, 2010


St. Alban's Presents
St. Alban's Episcopal Church
presents Broadway on the Beach at
St. Albans. The first production is
the musical, "Godspell", one of the
biggest off-Broadway and Broadway
successes of all time. Performances
are Friday, January 8 at 8 p.m.,
Saturday, January 9 at 8 p.m. and
Sunday, January 10 at 3 p.m. All
performances will take place in the
church sanctuary located at 9451
Blind Pass Road in St. Pete Beach.
Based primarily on the Gospel
according to St. Matthew, "Godspell"
features a sparkling score and boasts
a string of recognizable songs, led by
the hit, "Day by Day". St. Alban's
choirmaster and organist, Edward
Crader, who starred in the original
off-Broadway production in 1971, is
directing "Godspell." The cast consists
primarily of voice students from the
Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts
Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10
for students. Tickets are available
each Sunday morning at St.
Alban's Episcopal Church and the
Church office and at the door. Call
363-4113 or 360-8406 for tickets and


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

Gabber December 31 January 6, 2010

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

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

First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport

Child Care Sunday Mornings
both Sun. morn
& Wed. Evening Sunday School 9:15a
Traditional Serv. 10:30a
Fellowship for all 11:30a
Wednesday Weekly
Supper@ 6:00p
Bible Study 7:00p

Our Savior Lutheran Church
and School
Pastor Paul Burtzlaff
301 58th St. South
St. Petersburg, FL. 33707
Trdiioa Sevc 8:0A
Cotmprr Seric 100 AM
Trdiioa Sevc 1:0A
choo 9:00 AM


Join us this Sunday!

"When Christians are Unchristian"

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


CY Have you got a
question for your
i i city government?
Email your request to News@theGabber.com
By Cathy Salustri
Q: Could you please explain the deal that the city of Gulfport has with
Bright House? We cannot get Verizon because of some deal. What is the deal,
when did it start, why was it put in place and when will it end? Submitted
by Rick Allen
A: According to city manager Jim O'Reilly, Gulfport doesn't have any deals
with Bright House that prevents other cable and internet companies from pro-
viding services to Gulfportians. After attempting unsuccessfully to call Veri-
zon and ask them why they do not offer service in Gulfport, we contacted the
city again. Verizon explained its decision to the city, O'Reilly told The Gab-
ber, as a "market-driven" one. In other words, Verizon doesn't believe it would
make enough money in Gulfport to make offering service worthwhile to the

Have a question about local government? Send it to News@TheGabber.com.


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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,
will be cooking his championship
pork. In addition to generous portions
of competition qualityhickory-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
tickets at the church office located at
2728 53 Street S. in Gulfport or call
321-3620 or 727-488-9031.

Book Discussion Group
at Woman's Club
The GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club at 40 Snell Isle Boulevard NE,
has scheduled the next "Book Nook"
discussion group on Thursday,
January 21 at 6:30 p.m. The book
to be discussed is li.-.-".c of the
House" by Rebecca Godwin. Guests
are welcome to join them. Questions
can be directed to Andi Barlow at
521-9888 or email andibarlow@
tampabay.rr.com. GFWC St.
Petersburg Woman's Club has been
serving the community since 1913.
For more information please call
822-4982. Guests are welcome to
attend all their events.

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Association to Hold
Wine & Cheese Party
South Pasadena Civic Association
will hold its annual Wine & Cheese
party on Wednesday, January 13 at
1:30 p.m. Come see Elvis Presley in
person. Cost is $8 for members, $10
for non-members. For tickets call
Agnes at 347-5292.

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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Town Shores
Red Hatters
Just a reminder that the 2010 cruise
meeting will be held this Sunday,
January 3 at 4 p.m. in the clubhouse
lounge. This will be an informational
meeting. Representatives from the
cruise line will be there to answer
Bunko will be played on Friday,
January 8 in the clubhouse lounge.

Cost is $2. Also, $5 dues for 2010 will
be collected. If you plan to attend,
call Petie at 343-6450 or Judy at
This Red Hat group has been invited
to attend the musical "Anything Goes"
with the Nottingham group at the
St. Petersburg Little Theatre. Price
is $17 for the Sunday matinee
on January 31. Reservations can
be made by calling Margaret at

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Town Shores Golf
The Town Shores Golf Scramble
will be held on Saturday, January
30 at the Terra Ceia Bay Country
Club in Palmetto which is a short
drive over the Skyway Bridge. Get
your foursome together or they
can partner you with a group. The
event is open to all men and women
residents and guests of owners and
renters. January's price is $45 and
includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch,
beverages and prizes.
Registration will be at 7:45-8 a.m.
with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.


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after checking in with a committee
member. Checks should be in by
Monday, January 25 and made out
to Terra Ceia Bay Country Club.
Please get checks to Gene at 345-
4483, Chet at 345-2093, Lew at 343-
3046 or Jim at 343-0459.

Gem, Jewelry and
Mineral Show and Sale
The Pinellas Geological Society,
Inc. will hold their 34th Annual
Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show

and Sale on January 15-17 at the
Largo Cultural Center, 105 Cent
ral Park Drive in Largo. Hours
are Friday and Saturday 10-6 and
Sunday noon-5 p.m. Free admission.
Features cut gems, silver and
gold jewelry, wire wrap, beading,
cabachons, ornamental mineral eggs
and collections of rocks and minerals.
For information, call Hugh at 894-

Dog Obedience Training
Starting Wednesday January 6th,
from 6-7 p.m. for adult dogs 6 months
of age and up. Classes will be held at
the Gulfport Neighborhood Center
(1617 49 Street S.) Cost is $100 or $75
if dog is adopted for the seven-week
session to be paid at registration.
This class is pre-registration only.
Learn the basic commands of heel,
sit, down, come when called, stay
and loose-leash walking. After
completing this course participants
will be eligible for be tested for The
K-9 Good Citizen Certification. For
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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-
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First Friday
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Visit Gulfport's First Friday Art
Walk on January 1 featuring over
50 fabulous artisans, crafters,
antiques dealers, authors, and
entertainers along Beach Blvd.
from 6-10 pm. Live entertain-
ment can be heard throughout the
Waterfront District. The Indus-
trial Arts Center features demon-
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blower Owen Pach, and offers Blow
Your Own Glass mini-classes. Art
Walk takes place on the first Fri-
day and third Saturday of every
month, year round. Relax and en-
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dining experience on Beach Blvd.
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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.

New Year's Boot Camp
The St. Petersburg-based St. Pete
Boot Camps will hold its free 2nd
annual New Year's Resolutionist
Boot Camp" January 1 at 5:30 p.m.
sharp on the beach side of North
Shore Park, 1120 North Shore
Drive NE. Unlike typical boot camp
workouts, the theme of this program
is to motivate boot campers to fulfill
their resolution goals and burn as
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event is free and open to the public,
participants must bring a donation
to donate to ASAP Homeless Services
as their "ticket" through the door.
This year the New Year boot
camp will raise food for ASAP
Homeless Services in St. Petersburg.
Participants will be encouraged
to submit donations to support
charitable relations for the poor
during the holidays. The (' h.mni
Thanksgiving Boot camp is open to
the public and welcomes those who
are new to the boot camp environment

to join in. For more information and
to RSVP, visit www.stpetebootcamp.
com, email physiquespt@yahoo.com
or call (727)320-7952.

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.

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a.m. This is the largest non-profit
wild bird hospital and sanctuary
in the United States.
The sanctuary uses many ordinary
items in its daily operations.
Some of the items on their "wish
list" include laundry detergent
(any type), liquid dish soap, AAA
and AA batteries, liquid bleach,
old newspapers, bath and hand
towels, gas cards for rescuers,
postage stamps, office supplies,
etc. If you can supply any of these
items, please bring them to the
program on January 14.
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Club wishes everyone a happy and
healthy new year.

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Angie Boivin, St. Pete: "Yes, I have
one. I just want to do better than I did
last year; I want to make a difference
for my family and my community. I
do some volunteer work over at Boca
Ciega High School as a mentor. I
work with young girls, just listening
mostly to their school-related
problems about tests, classes and
activities. Sometimes they're nervous
about a test, so I'll help them study.
It's very rewarding and I feel like I'm
making a difference in their lives.
We just moved here from Deland in
July and I plan on getting even more
involved in other things in our new
community as we get acclimated. It's
nice to give back."

Julie Seale, St. Pete: "I have a few
I want to work on. I'm a newlywed
and I want to be a good wife to my
husband and a great mom to my
daughter Sabrina. We're working
on our home; expanding and adding
space. I'm excited that 2010 will be
the new start of a great life and a
happy family. I also strive to be a
better nurse; I work at the Joint and
Spine Center at Palms of Pasadena
Hospital and I really want to make
a positive difference in my patient's

Bubba Lax, Gulfport: illy New
Year's resolution is to make more
money in 2010. I just actually
opened up a paint and body shop,
Creative Performance Refinishing in
Gulfport; my work is mostly done on
motorcycles but I can paint just about
anything. I do paint and bodywork
on cars as well and just recently
painted a house. I'm determined to
make more money and I don't mind
working hard to do it. I hope 2010 is
a better year for everybody."

Michael Pipkin, St. Pete: 1 I New Year's resolution is to focus more on school
work rather than the extra-curricular activities. I'm a senior at Bogie and I make
A's and B's now. I also made Honor Roll, but I want to make straight A's for
the rest of the year. I have three B's and I want to turn them to all As. Before,
from ninth grade to twelfth, I really struggled with school. But I decided to get
it together and really work harder. I work two jobs; I work at Sweetbay and
I will also work for the Rays on their grounds crew. That's a seasonal job and
they're holding a spot for me until I finish school. I love it there because I play
first base for Bogie's baseball team and it's great experience to be around the pro
ball players. This year I bought my own car and I pay my own car insurance. I'm
really motivated because after I graduate I'd like to get my own apartment. I
want to go to St. Pete College, get some classes under my belt and then transfer
to FSU to play baseball. That's been my dream all along."

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Fifty degrees may not seem that great to many Floridians, but for the Northern
State University students, it's not that bad. Northern State University swimmers
traveled from Aberdeen, South Dakota to St. Pete Beach for training and a New
Year's Eve competition. The beach pool, heated to keep water in the 80s, serves
as the team's training ground while they stay in Treasure Island. On Thursday
the team will compete against Kentucky's Center College at St. Petersburg's
Walter Fuller pool. The team's coach, Elyce Kastigar, called the meet "a low-key
competition" and said her team came primarily to hone their skills.
"It's a training trip," Kastigar said as the team streaked through the pool
Tuesday morning. The swimmers spend four hours a day in the pool and two
hours training on land.
The South Dakota swimmers have seen 39-degree summer mornings back
home. This marks the team's second trip to St. Pete Beach.
"We left blizzard conditions and below-freezing temperatures, so I guess this is
better than there," Kastigar said. "We were hoping for a little more warmth but
at least the sun is shining."
Watch the meet Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Walter Fuller pool,
located at 7883 26th Avenue North.

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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
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be a reception for the winners on
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Attorney Keith Sanders Handles Bankruptcies with Experience and Sensitivity
By Greg Stem

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

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

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

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By Matthew Margolis

Happy Endings
We're facing the final week of a
year that, for many, was the most
stressful in recent memory. Family
frustrations, mortgage woes, money
troubles, divorce -- snippets of
the year's events from the life of a
woman who called recently to tell
me her dogs are hopeless and she's
going to put them to sleep.
Stress is a powerful motivator of
irrational and dire acts.
This woman is the fed-up owner of
a couple of canine carpet-wetters.
They aren't housebroken, never were
and never will be, she insisted.
"Are they trained?" I asked.
"No," she said, "but they're
Nothing is hopeless that hasn't yet
been given a chance.

When times are tough, the tendency
is to seek a scapegoat, someone
or something to blame for all our
troubles. This approach to problem-
solving sees a success rate on a par
with telling ourselves, year after
year, that we will be happy when,
fill in the blank, the boss gives us
that promotion, the spouse develops
a fondness for foreign films, the kid
forgoes the drums for Zen meditation
happiness-producing techniques
that work as smoothly as shaving
with tweezers.
These fallback behaviors fail
because we're not holding the reins
on our own happiness. Other people
or pets are the cause of our distress,
and other people or pets should get
their acts together. But difficulties
are resolved when we acknowledge
them for what they are, accept
responsibility for our part and take
aim at their roots.

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This woman had to acknowledge
that her dogs didn't drain her bank
account or destroy her marriage.
She had to accept responsibility for
the fact that she lived with two dogs
she had never trained to behave
according to her expectations. And
with all the other stressors in her
life, she was unable to see through
the overwhelm to the source of this
particular trouble: lack of training.
Housebreaking is the No. 1
problem among dog owners. It's
also the easiest to remedy. Most
puppies and dogs, regardless of age,
can be completely and permanently
housebroken in a matter of days.
But they must be taught.
After I listened to her, she listened
to me. We agreed that I would go
to her home and put the dogs on
a housebreaking program, which
I did. Three days later, they were
housebroken. Happy endings all
But when I think about the drastic
measures people resort to in hard
times, and the loved ones that suffer
as a result, it breaks my heart. This
woman, in a hurricane of hardship
and anxiety, was on the brink of
terminating those that will prove to
be her most enduring and plentiful
sources of emotional support and
joy: her dogs.
Sometimes, when the going gets
tough, the tough get clueless. It isn't
news that people take their stress
out on their loved ones, but that
doesn't mean it's right or smart or
even helpful. Those who truly love
us are exactly who we need by our
side in good times and bad. And very
few people love as deep and as true
as a dog.
For detailed information on
housebreaking your dog, please visit

Gabber December 31 -January 6, 2010

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

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SPCA Pet of the Week
This Labrador retriever mix is Dakota. He has previously
lived with other dogs and children and loves to play. Dako-
ta is friendly, easy-going, energetic and active. He needs a
loving forever home and because of his size, would prefer a
home with children 8 years or older. Stop by SPCA Tampa
Bay to meet Dakota and become his next best friend! 9099
130 Avenue N. in Largo, or call 727-586-3591.

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Pebbles is a two-year-old Jack Russell/Beagle mix who
is full of energy and love! Pebbles last owners gave her
to (at least) seven different people in one year before
she finally came to Florida Doggie Paws. So it is very
important that she find one home she can stay in for-
S ever. Pebbles is very loving and extremely loyal to the
person that takes care of her. She loves to sleep and sit
right next to her "person" and shower them with love
and attention. She is a bit shy and frightened when
she first meets people, but once she is comfortable, she
is very loyal and loving. She is house broken, knows
a few commands and is crate trained as well. Due to
Pebbles being moved so often, she tends to become very attached, very quickly
to the person that is her caretaker. As a result, she will do best in a house with
no other pets or children. If you would like to meet Pebbles, please go online to
fill out an application at www.floridadoggiepaws.org or call 813-495-9039.

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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.
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
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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 Tuesdays 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
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Provide for Health, Safety and Welfare for the citizens of Gulfport
- Devote myself to improving the city's appearance, the maintenance of public
facilities and infrastructure.
Work to lower the millage rate (property taxes).
F Protect our "Home Rule".
'i Guarantee Public Safety and Quality of Life.
S fUphold the administration of our laws and ordinances.
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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.

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

Gabber December 31 - January 6, 2010

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.

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

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the Gift of Giving
Gulf Coast Community Care needs
volunteers age 30 and older for its
mentoring program. Volunteers are
matched with children who need a
positive adult role model.
Many of the children are in kinship
care or live with a single parent who
is going to school and working. There
is a special need for volunteers for
children of all ages. Volunteers give
the gift of time to one child and are

provided social events and support
by agency staff. No experience is
necessary. There are no costs.
Volunteers spend a few hours a week
in simple activities such as reading,
fishing, baking, teaching a craft, or
visiting a park with a child. We have
children throughout Pinellas County
waiting for mentors!
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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.

Foster Homes Needed
There are more than 3,500 depen-
dent children in Pinellas and Pasco
counties due to child abuse, neglect
or abandonment. Many of them need
loving foster parents. For more infor-
mation on becoming a foster parent,
please call Eckerd Community Alter-
natives Recruitment Line toll-free at
1-866-271-4705 and press "7".

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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-

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
agencies, lists and free shipment of
items needed by our Armed Forc-
es overseas and much more. Call

Gulf Beach Lodge
to Install Officers
Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge, located at
14020 Marguerite Drive on Madeira
Beach, will install their newly elected
Lodge Officers for 2010 on Saturday,
January 9. The Installation ceremony
is open to the public and will begin at
1 p.m. with refreshments following.
The Lodge Officers to be installed are
Tom Willmot, Worshipful Master;
Joe Finocchiaro, Senior Warden;
Fernando Salazar, Junior Warden;
David Webster, Treasurer; Howard
Knapp, Secretary; Barry Loft,
Marshal; Allen Godfrey, Chaplain;
John Anthony, Senior Deacon; Ismael
Montes, Junior Deacon; Michael
Pagnotta, Senior Steward; Brian
Book, Junior Steward; Ed Pinkham,
Musician and Roger Tune, Tyler.
The Installation will be put onby R.W.
Howard Knapp, Past District Deputy
Grand Master; W. Donald Harriott,
Past Master; W. Derryl O'Neal, Past
Master and W. Ed Smoak. All local
Masons, their families and friends
are invited to attend this festive

Gabber December 31 - January 6, 2010

James Scalese Honored At Library
Honoring 78 years of masterful achievements in Art including drawing,
painting and sculpture. Held at the Gulfport Library, Jan. 8 - Feb. 5

James A. Scalese, son of Italian immigrant parents was born in 1920 in the
coal mining, steel making, Pittsburgh area. Poverty and hard work couldn't
keep him from finding inspiration in Renaissance Art, particularly Michelan-
gelo, and Flamenco music. These passions have led James through a multi-
tude of artistic endeavors in his lifetime.
He worked for the WPA before going to the war torn Philippines to make
invasion maps. After the war, Jim returned to Pittsburgh and studied briefly
at Carnegie Mellon, taught at the Art Institute, and worked at some of the
top Industrial and Commercial display companies in the area.
While raising a family Jim also became a master portrait painter and his
ecclesiastical paintings adorn a multitude of churches in Pa. His designs were
used for mosaics around the world. He also found time to start a Flamenco
society and through this was able to play host to the greats of this genre
including Sabicas and Escadero.
Since moving to St. Pete he has continued to work on various projects
including sculpture, painting and drawing. Jim has been also teaching many
community Art classes and has amassed many inspired and thankful stu-
The Gulfport Library will honor Scalese's 78 years of masterful achieve-
ments in Art including drawing, painting and sculpture January 8th through
February 5th. Opening 5:00 - 8:00. The library is located at 5501 28th Ave. S.
in Gulfport. Free Admission

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: there will be three
Closed for Holidays: The Senior Center Language Classes on
& GEMS will be closed on Fri., Jan. 1 in Beginners; 4:10pm for
observance of New Year's Day and again on for Conversation. Clas
Mon., Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. registered Senior Center
Day. New Website for Se
History of Gulfport Tour for Seniors: The Employers: Check
Senior Center and Senior Advisory Committee that helps seniors
are planning a special tour for seniors on work in their zip cod
Mon. Jan. 25. Includes refreshments and a employflorida.com). En
trolley tour of Gulfport with a special guide to older workers for emp
explain points of interest. Meet at the Senior employfloridamarketpla
Center at 1:30pm. Call to register Electric Cars - Hist
"A Night in Italy" at the Senior Center: Possibilities: Our Inv
Come join us for "A Night in Italy" on Friday, Group is hosting a s
January 29 starting with a Spaghetti Dinner by Cliff Ruffner on Ele
at 6pm and followed by a performance in the History of Investment I
Hickman Theater by the Italian-American Jan. 13 at 10:30am. Nev
Society of St. Petersburg. Tickets ($10) Senior Center Healt
are available now at the Senior Center. Mark your calendar fo
Proceeds benefit the Gulfport Senior Center Health & Beauty Fair
Foundation. 19 thru Fri. Jan. 22.
Folk Dance Class for Beginners: The Includes Door Prizes, C
Italian American Society of St. Petersburg free round trip trolley
will teach Folk Dance Classes for beginners Beach. Sign up for free
for those who want to be a part of their dance Tour scheduled for Mon
group. Class for newcomers is on Thursdays out!
at 7pm. Free Health Screen
New Art Class Starting: It's not too late to Glaucoma Screenings,
sign up for a new art class that will be offered Memory Screenings, Ski
on Wednesday starting Jan. 6 at 1pm. Call Pressure, etc. on Tues. J
and let us know you plan to participate. Phone Distributior
Weight Loss Management Classes: Need Impaired: willbe avails
a little help with losing '.. - _ii. ' How about the Health Fair on Tues
joining a series of Weight Loss Management Beauty Treatments:
Classes on Thursdays staring January 7 at facials, haircuts, massa
1pm? Call now to sign up as space is limited. display of beautiful wigs
These classes are made possible by the Senior noon.
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January Spanish Classes: Spanish classes Info on Medication Disc
will meet on January 4 and 25 only. Beginners for qualifying participan
will meet at 4pm and advanced students at Stamps, Info on Helplin
5:10pm. and much more on Th
More Spanish News: Starting in February noon.

* Gulfport Library

Library Closed: Friday, January 1 for
New Year's & Monday, January 15 for
Dr. Martin Luther King Day.
Gulfport Creative Short Story Writ-
ers: Every Wednesday, 10:00 am.
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.
Retrospective Exhibit of Paintings
by James Scalese: Through January
27. Opening Reception: Friday, January

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Scrapbookers Club for
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The G & O Book Club: Sat
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or 893-2237
Shingles Seminar: You heard about
Shingles and you don't want it! Come to our
free presentation and learn more on Thurs.
Jan. 21 at 10:30am. Call to reserve space as
seating is limited.
Flea Market: Mark your calendars now for
our Flea Market on Fri. Jan. 22, 9am-noon.
Always great bargains at the Senior Center!
Fashion Show Luncheon: A Fashion Show
will be held on Friday Jan. 22 at 11:30am
during the Senior Center's Fashion Show
Luncheon. Tickets for the sub sandwich
lunch are only $3.00 and must be purchased
in advance. ('1..l1 ii..' accessories on loan
from the Gulfport's St. Vincent's Episcopal
Thrift Shop.
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.
Bone Strengthening Exercise: Every
Tues. at 11:15am
Live Chat Room: Fri. at 2pm (temporarily
relocating to the Library)
Ongoing Support Groups:
Diabetic Support (Every Mon. at 10am)
Hearing Support (1st & 3rd Mon at 2pm)
Vision Support (2nd & 4th Mon at 2pm)

5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074

or fax 893-1072
group based on the works of mystic G. I.
Teens & Gurdjieff and philosopher P. D. Ouspen-
y 9, 1:00 pm. sky.
mories. Coffee/Talk: Thursday, January 21,
up: Monday, 10:00 am. Discussion of Three Cups of
nted by local Tea, by Greg Mortenson and David Relin.
y Women. Books / discussion guides are available at
ers Group the Reference Desk.
ary 14, 6:00 Coffee/Talk Movie: "Cut From Differ-
ent Cloth: Burqas and Beliefs" (Red Door
eniors: Fri- Video, 2005). Thursday, January 21, 1:30
Sponsored by pm. This documentary film by Cliff Ofloff
and Olga Shalygin explores the struggle
urday, Janu- for equal rights for Afghan women. (1
'al discussion hr.)

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Services ciy Sponsored Activities
i in the Community

Recreation Center 5730 Shore
RECREATION WEBSITE-www. CLASSES - Call instructor for
mygulfport.us and follow the links: more information
City Departments, Leisure ser- * Dog Obedience - Call Lisa at 772-
vices, Rec. Center. 3631. HICKMAN
Tomlinson Skate Park Sticker Fencing - Wed., 4:30 & 5:30 p.m. THEATER
Fencing 1 j-d., (' /> U lJ OF IG.FPORT
Annual cost $5 res./$10 non-res. Call Jim Campoli at 813-855-3112. 2h Ave. So.
Registration: Age 17 and under . Gymnastics - Fri., 5:30 p.m. 893-1070
must be accompanied by a parent, Call Barbara at 804-9400. 9-7
have proof of residency and fill a Karate - Mon. & Fri., 6:30 p.m. Call Celebrating 100 Years
consent form. Availability to regis- Diane at 459-1399. "GULFPORT, The Musical"
ter: Monday through F *i 1. from 9 Nia - Wed., 9:00 am. presented by the
.m. CTIVITIES Call Kaluwa at 729-9410. Gulfport Community Players
Open Gameroom - Tues. & Noisemakers - Mon., 6 p.m. Jan. 9-24, 2010
Thurs., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Call Gabe at 345-7472. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Adult Basketball - Mon., Wed. & Sumyie - NEW DAY, Mon., 6:30 p.m. Sun. Matinee 2 p.m.
Fri, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thurs., 6-9 Call Mike at 320-5035. Tickets $15 Available at Gulfport
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on in-service days). Oletta at 344-5181 or Marge at 345-
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Local Obituaries

CANDELORO, PAT J., died on
Dec. 24, 2009 at his home in So.
Pasadena, FL, after a long and
courageous battle with cancer. He
was surrounded by his loving wife of
53 years Barbara (Smith) Candeloro
and his family. Pat formerly resided
on Richard Drive in Portsmouth, RI.
Mr. Candeloro served in the Army
for three years during the Korean
conflict. He worked for IBM for 38
years before retiring in 1990, then
moved to Florida. Pat was an avid
fisherman. He could always be found
off the shores of Newport in his
boat, the "Mr. C." Upon retiring he
took up tennis and organized many
tournaments in his condo complex.
Pat was "The Ambassador" to the
Ambassador building he lived in,
always out front or at the pool to say
hello. He was the man everyone came
to whether it was to discuss condo
fees or help with their computers. He
was always there for his family and
friends. Besides his wife of 53 years,
he leaves his four children, Pat J.
Candeloro fiance6 Susan Ehret) of
Middletown, RI, David A. Candeloro
(Connie) of Pensacola, FL, Cynthia
B. Martin (Alvin) of South Pasadena,
and Pamela J. Raposa (Phillip) of
Swansea, MA. He also leaves four
grandchildren, Jessica, Jenny,
Christopher and Stephanie plus two
great granddaughters, Brooke and
Leila. Two memorial masses will be
celebrated in his honor. The first in
Florida at St. John Vianney Church,
St. Pete Beach on Jan. 16 at 11 a.m.
The other will be in Portsmouth, RI
at St. Anthony's Church on Feb. 6 at
10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in
his memory maybe made to Gulfcoast
Oncology Foundation, 1201 5th Ave.
North, Suite 505, St Petersburg, FL

97, of St. Petersburg, passed
away December 11, 2009. Born in
Jacksonville, IL, Dr. Costello moved
from Detroit, MI to Gulfport, FL in
1980. An audiologist and speech
pathologist, she retired from Henry
Ford Medical Center as associate in
the department of otolaryngology
and adjunct associate professor of
Wayne State University, Department
of Medicine. Dr. Costello received her
bachelor's degree from Washington

University and her master's and
doctor of philosophy degrees from
Northwestern University. Earlyin her
career, Dr. Costello was a teacher and
later Executive Director of an Atlanta
School for the Speech and Hearing
Handicapped. Dr. Costello was active
in several professional organizations,
a fellow of the American Speech and
Hearing Association, an officer of the
Board of the Alexander Graham Bell
Association for the Deaf, member of
its editorial committee, and in 1972,
was the national program chairman.
She was one of the founders of the
Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology.
Dr. Costello served as president of the
Michigan Association of Speech and
Hearing and was awarded the honors
and distinguished service awards of
the organization. Dr. Costello served
six years on the Sensory Study section
of Social and Rehabilitation Services,
US Department of Health Education
and Welfare. She authored many
papers on hearing and speech as well
as a children's book on hearing aid
use. Dr. Costello was a member of the
Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic
Church in Gulfport and Blessed
Trinity in St. Petersburg, and served
as president of the women's club from
1985 to 1986. She was a member of
the Pasadena Yacht and Country
Club. She is survived by a niece
and several nephews, many great
nieces and nephews, and numerous
great-great nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at Most Holy
Name of Jesus Catholic Church,
Gulfport, FL on Friday, January 8,
2010 at 10 a.m. and burial will be in
Calvary Cemetery in Jacksonville,
IL. ALifeTribute FuneralCare -
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Gulfport, passed away on Sunday,
Dec. 20, 2009. Gail is survived by
her son, Ryan; grandson, Cameron.
Abbey Affordable Cremation Largo

Gulfport, passed away Saturday
Dec. 19, 2009, at Menorah Manor in
St. Petersburg. He moved to the area
in 1947, from Huntingdon, PA, and
was a veteran of WWII. George is
survived by his loving wife of 67 years,
Cleo Gordon; son Terry Gordon of

Sonora, CA; daughter Gayla Belcher
of St. Petersburg; 3 grandchildren and
3 great-granddaughters. Graveside
services will be held on Wednesday,
Dec. 23, 2009, 1 p.m. at Woodlawn
Memory Gardens Cemetery St.
Petersburg. Beach Memorial Chapel,

Ottawa, Canada, long-time winter
resident of South Pasadena and
Gulfport, passed away suddenly
on December 21, 2009. He will be
forever sadly missed by his loving
wife and best friend, Karen, family
and friends in Canada and Florida.
A "Celebration of Life" gathering will
be held at a later date.

85, of Gulfport, died Friday,
December 25, 2009 at Hospice House
Woodside. Born in Paoli, IN, he was
the youngest of four boys of Earl and
Burnetta McCoy. He was a founding
member of Christ the King Catholic
Church in Paoli. He was a WWII vet
having served in the 211st Army Air
Corp base unit flying B-24s. He was a
member of the VFW. He later became
a member of the United Assoc. of
Journeymen and Apprentices of the
Plumbing & Pipe Fitters union and
held membership for over 55 years.
He is preceded in death by his loving
wife of 55 years, Mary. Since 1951
he was involved with the sport of
breeding and showing pure bred dogs.
He relinquished his professional
handler's license and became an
American Kennel Club judge in 1973
judging worldwide until 2007 when he
was granted emeritus status. He was
a founding member of Bloomington
Indiana Kennel Club and Lakeland-
Winter Haven Kennel Club, being
given life membership in both clubs.
He also was a member of the Sara-
Bay Kennel Club and the American
Pomeranian Club. During retirement
he also enjoyed his time with his
neighbors in the Nottingham Bldg. of
Town Shores andwas a member of the
billiard club. Survivors include his
daughters, Vicki McCoy and Dorothy
Sanderson, both of Gulfport and
several nieces and nephews. Services
will be held Thursday, December 31
in the Chapel of Bon Secour Maria
Manor starting with a visitation at
10 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass
at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please

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Obituaries (con't.)
send donations to Bon Secour Maria
Manor, The Hospice of the Florida
Suncoast or Take the Lead. Brett
Funeral Home & Cremation Services,
St. Petersburg.

of Gulfport, died Sunday Dec.
20. Graveside services 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 23 at Memorial
Park Cemetery. David C. Gross
Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave.,

formerly of Gulfport, died Dec. 18
in Coppell, TX. Graveside service 2
p.m. today, at Royal Palm Cemetery-
South. David C. Gross Funeral
Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-

MARIE, 73, of
Kingsland, GA passed
away on Sept. 28,
2009. A former St.
Petersburg resident of
30 years, she was well known in the
area. She had been a vocalist in her
own band known as "Rose Marie and
the Country Ramblers". She will be
remembered as a loving and beloved
mother who will be missed each and
every day. Survivors are her children,
Michael, Kathy and Robin. Also
her grandchildren Ronnie, Tiffany,
Amber and James. We love you and
miss you and know that this was only
your temporary home.

The Memoriam placed in last week's
Gabber for James Poe was placed by
Lasha. Her name was misspelled. We
apologize for any inconvenience.

Gabber December 31 - January 6, 2010

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
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SSomtethi' on mi mind
SBy Bill Northrop B_Northrop@theGabber.com

It's Time to Get Our Heads Out of the Sand

f there were any illusions about
the intent of the radical Muslim
movement, it should be dispelled
now. In fact, this latest attempt at
blowing up an airliner, illustrates
the depth and scope of what has to be
considered a total process: actions by
small cells and individuals aiming at
the U.S. mainland. Actually, aimed
anywhere at non-Muslims as well as
non-radical Muslims.
Efforts bythe Obama administration
to regard each incident as a single
criminal act, is absurd. And, the
reluctance to move on individuals
without enough evidence that
could convict him in a U.S. court
is dangerous to the country. The
Muslim American army major who
did the shooting at Ft. Hood was
connected, and had been connected
to radical Muslims. The FBI knew
it, but no one acted upon it.
Similarly, the Nigerian who tried
to blow up the airliner was known.
His father, a prominent Nigerian
banker, went to the U.S. Embassy
to warn them. However, according
to Janet Napolitano, Homeland
Security head, that was not enough
"evidence" to create any activity
other than placing the man on a
watch list. That defies logic and


common sense. A father does not
turn in his son lightly.
No one in the administration,
according to CNN Sunday evening,
expressed alarm about flaws in
"the system". Instead Napolitano
expressed contentment because the
actions of passengers and crew on
the airliner went well. President
Obama was not informed until three
hours after the incident and declined
any direct comment. I understand
comment will come this week and
may have come before this column
is published.
The fact is that "the system", as it
was before 9/11, is still broke. Nearly
ten years later, communications
between agencies may have
improved, but certainly aren't
what they should be. Yes, there has
been progress and there have been
arrests and attempts at terrorism
have been thwarted. However, I get
the feeling that the urgency isn't
Maybe that feeling was helped
along by earlier efforts to discourage
the use of the word "terrorism" and
the link to the Muslim religion. Or,
perhaps the decision to try plotters
of the 9/11 attack in U.S. courts
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reports there are small cells of British
citizen Muslims being trained in
Yemen and set to return to Britain
in a few months. Obviously, there
are cells in this country - note the
five Americans arrested in Pakistan
and Afghanistan - and elsewhere
ready to move to actions large and
The fact is, we are in a war, a non-
nation war, that requires different
tactics and different rules and
different actions. We better find a
way to deal with it sooner rather
than later.

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Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at US
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Karaoke or piano Wings 3-5pm 7-10 pm

New Years Eve tickets are available at the bar.
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.
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Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!

100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!
In just 41 weeks, Gulfport will
celebrate the centennial of its incorpora-
tion, October 12, 1910. We'll be remind-
ing you every week with an interesting
M tFU I B u old photograph from the collection of the
S rE Historical Museum. See if you can iden-
Stify the people, places, and above all the
t 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.
As shown in last week's photo, not long
after the new post office building went
up, Mabelle Palmer opened her variety
store, called the Palm Shoppe, there. In
1926, she was one of the first two or three
Where and when was the Bayview Terrace? Clue: look up at the build- women to run for the town council, losing
ing to the left of the photo. Answer next week. by only 27 votes and coming in second of
four candidates.
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Send us an email with your answer, name and
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A Greener View

By Jeff Rugg

All-America Selections'
2010 Award Winners
One way I have found to pick the
best plants for my garden is to look
at the All-America winners for
the new year. If it has been tested
and approved in the All-America
Selections (AAS) testing program, I
can trust the plant to grow.
AAS trial gardens have tested
around 50 plant varieties every year
since 1932, and they only accept
previously unsold varieties. Each
testing garden has at least one official
AAS judge. The judge supervises
the trial, but no judges are paid for
their efforts. Typically, the judge
is a horticultural professional and
the site is part of a seed company
trial grounds, university or other
horticultural institution.
The judge evaluates entries by
looking for desirable qualities, such
as novel flower forms, flower colors,
flower show above foliage, fragrance,
length of flowering season, and
disease or pest tolerances or
resistance. Vegetables are judged by
searching for such traits as earliness
to harvest, total yield, fruit taste,
fruit quality, ease of harvest, plant
habit, disease and pest resistance.
The judges evaluate AAS trials
all season long, not just an end-
of-season harvest. Based on the
superior qualities, the judge scores
each entry. Only the entries with
the highest nationwide average
score are considered to be worthy of
an AAS award.
When you see the red, white and
blue logo of All-America Selections
on vegetables and flower seed
packets, bedding plant tags or in
catalogs, it is a promise of gardening
Last year, there were four winners:
one flower and three veggies. This
year had four winners, but they
were all flowers.
I have been looking at Zahara
zinnias for the past couple of
summers, and I was pleased to
see the "Zahara Starlight Rose"
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zinnia on the winner's list. It has
the typical zinnia flower shape, but
the center is bright pink with white
outer petal edges. It has proven to
be resistant to leaf spot and mildew,
which often kills zinnias, and it is
heat and drought tolerant. Suitable
for containers, these plants grow in
full sun to 12 to 14 inches tall and
I have never been real fond of
snapdragons, but I may have to
try the double flower form "Twinny
Peach" with its blend of peach tone
colors. "Twinny Peach" will produce
abundant flower spikes, plenty to cut
and place in vases for fresh indoor
bouquets. It exhibited heat tolerance
in the AAS trials and grows about 1
foot tall and wide.
Gaillardias are great sun-loving
flowers that look like daisies. They

often grow too tall and messy. "Mesa
Yellow" has 3-inch flowers that can
be cut for bouquets or left on the
plants to attract butterflies. The
neat, 22-inch plants are adaptable
to small gardens or any type of
container in full sun. When planted
near the edge of the container, they
will cascade down.
Violas or pansies are great winter
bloomers for the warm or cool winter
states. Planted in the fall, they will
bloom all winter and spring until
the summer heat gets them. In cold
winter states, they will bloom in the
fall, go dormant over the winter,
and bloom again in the spring until
the weather gets hot.
The new blue "Endurio Sky Blue
Martien" will look great with
yellow pansies or next spring's
yellow crocus. This viola can also be
planted in the spring. It will grow to
6 inches tall and 10-12 inches wide,
creating a bright spot in any garden.
It is also perfectly suited for window
boxes and hanging gardens, as well
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Theft- 1600 BIk 49th St. S.
Theft- 1400 BIk 59th St. S.
Road Hazard- 5400 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Fight in Progress- 900 BIk 58th St.
Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5600 BIk 25th
Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5700 BIk 15th
Ave. S.
Burglary- 1800 BIk 52nd St. S.
Noise Complaint- 1400 BIk 57th St.
Saturday 12/19
Drunk Person- 2700 BIk Upton St. S.
Noise Complaint- 2800 BIk 54th St.
Criminal Mischief- 5400 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 3000 BIk 54th St.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk

Gulfport Blvd. S.
Burglary- 1400 BIk York St. S.
Noise Complaint- 5400 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Trespasser- 4900 BIk Gulfport Blvd.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Theft- 5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Sunday 12/20
Noise Complaint- 2400 Blk Beach
Blvd. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5000 BIk 9th Ave.
Animal Complaint- 5000 BIk 9th Ave.
Narcotics/Drugs- 1300 BIk 58th St.
Trouble with Individual- 4600 BIk
29th Ave. S.
Reckless Driver- 1100 BIk Gray St.
Arrest on Warrant- 2400 BIk 56th St.
Theft- 4900 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Civil Matter- 2600 BIk 49th St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5500 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Noise Complaint- 6200 BIk 12th Ave.
Monday 12/21
Burglary- 2900 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1400 BIk
49th St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 3200 BIk 58th St.

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.

Animal Complaint- 2200 BIk York St.
Theft- 1800 BIk 60th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 700 BIk Gray
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2200 BIk
York St. S.
Tuesday 12/22
Criminal Mischief- 2800 BIk Clinton
St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5700 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 3100 BIk
59th St. S.
Burglary- 5600 BIk Newton Ave. S.
Wednesday 12/23
Trespasser- 1400 BIk 49th St. S.
Theft- 5300 BIk Newton Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk 14th
Hit & Run- 2200 BIk 53rd St. S.
Theft- 5300 BIk Newton Ave. S.
Theft- 1000 BIk 60th St. S.
Theft- Tomlinson Park.
Theft-5700 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Noise Complaint- 3000 BIk 53rd St.
Suspicious Person- 5100 BIk Preston
Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5100 BIk 13th Ave.
Thursday 12/24
Arrest on Warrant- 5900 BIk Tanger-
ine Ave. S.
Burglary- 5300 BIk 14th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk 14th
Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- 1800 BIk 56th St.
Domestic Battery- 4900 BIk 12th
Ave. S.
Burglary- 1200 BIk 55th St. S.
Theft- 4800 BIk Coronado Way S.
Call for Officer- 6200 BIk 8th Ave. S.

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By Mary Hunt

What You and I Can Do
To Fix This Economy
It's a mess out there. Unemployment
is higher than it's been in 60 years,
and the U.S. dollar is losing value at
an alarming rate. If that's not bad
enough, fears abound that taxes will
be heading north for all workers, even
while the United States continues
to find itself in a deep, protracted
On that happy note, let's turn to
the subject at hand. What can we
do, you and I, individually, to turn
this economy around? In a word:
nothing. What you spend this week
and how much you save or burn up
in gasoline won't make one bit of
difference to the U.S. economy. But
what we do can make a big difference
for our individual economic pictures.
Add that to what our friends,
families, neighbors, colleagues and
communities do and we're looking
at the cumulative effect, which can
make a difference.
Here is a list of specific things that
all of us can do, starting today, to get
things back on track in our personal
lives. That is how we can affect the
larger picture:
--Stop living on plastic. Please, just
stop spending more money than you
have. No matter how difficult your
financial picture is right now, adding
to your debt is like pouring gasoline
on a fire. It is going to make things
even worse.
--Get out of debt. I'm talking about
your unsecured consumer debt.
Nothing but higher interest rates
and increased fees are coming down
the pike. You cannot afford to be in
debt. Make a commitment today to
do whatever you must to remove that
financial bondage from your life.
--Rein it in. Yes, you've cut your
expenses. Sure you are becoming
more frugal than ever. Great. Now
double your efforts. I'm serious.
Whatever you are doing now, you can
do better. Challenge every expense,
every purchase. Is it really necessary?
Can you do something else instead?
Can you at least wait a few more
days? Get tough on yourself. What
you do not spend is money you can
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will impede your efforts to save and
pay off debt. Keep it handy. It will
save you a lot of grief and allow you

to make economic progress this year.
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Instead, figure out how you can work
even more, even years longer. This is
going to be a year of extra effort, not
a time to ease off.
--Buy American. We need to get
manufacturing and production to
return to the USA as soon as possible.
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February 16. Cost is $60 for the six
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friend's, or even a relative's divorce.
You simply cannot rely upon what
happened in other cases and assume
that your results will be identical.
Cases that seem similar may, in fact,
be very different and will be treated
differently under the law.
Unless you settle your case outside
of a formal court proceeding, a judge
must allocate the income and assets
accumulated during the marriage.
The law is that you and your spouse
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entitled to share in both the assets
and income the partnership made.
You must make a full disclosure of
your finances on a court approved
Available Monthly Income and
Financial Affidavit.
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after a divorce. Since divorces do not
create property or income, the court
must divide the marital resources
between two separate households.
Remember, it costs more to run two
households than one. In considering
a settlement, you should consider
whether you can afford the Court
costs and attorney's fees to fully
litigate your case. Fees and costs in
contested cases can be quite high.
Usually, a settlement prior to trial
reduces the expenses considerably,
an important consideration if you
come to the divorce with limited
resources. In our next article, we
will explore child custody/visitation
and child support as part of a divorce
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Pasadena Avenue South, Suite 140,
St. Petersburg, Florida. The tele-
phone number is 727-347-5131. Mr.
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article and other related legal topics.
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principles and is not intended to give
you legal advice. If you have a spe-
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consult an attorney.

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2009 Carols by
Candlelight Review
By Lion Jim Minder
On Friday, December 18 we had
our 2009 Carols by Candlelight
at our Gulfport Lions Den. This
event was spectacular! We had 47
participants answering our request
to join us singing Christmas carols
and to enjoy complimentary pastry
treats. Lions Past District Governor
Norman Xanders played his musical
We did five sets of three Christmas
carols. In between each set,
participants told us about memorable
past Christmases. Lion Jim started
us out and told us how to say Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year
in German, Spanish, Italian and
Hawaiian. One of guests told us
about how at the age of 3, he made
a homemade Christmas card for his
dad. Another told us about getting
stuck in a snow storm, playing card
games and the group sharing food.
We heard a woman tell us about how
at the age of 7, she learned that her
parents were indeed Santa shattering
her Santa Claus dreams.
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Was Scrooge really Australian? You
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"Epidemiologically, there is a
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Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-546-7047

Serving Pinellas County
Since 1991
Residential and Commercial
Lic. # ER13014090
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cal Needs. 34 Years Experience. Service Up-
grades And Remodels. Residential/Commer-
cial. State Certified Electrician. EC0002886.
Free Estimates. 1-727-243-7770.

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

Work. Low Hourly Rate. 727-458-7817.
25% OFF 727-482-9505
All Handyman Work! Experienced, Honest,
Dependable. Installations, General Repairs,
Locks. References, Delivery/Hauling. Call
Woodwork, Doors, Trim, Decks, Screening,
Patio's, Home Repairs. Honest-Reliable, Call
and Talk to Me. Charlie 727-459-6968.
Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm
Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester,
GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experi-
ence, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends.
Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed.
Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount,

with the purchase of
matching condenser

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Since 1968
(727) 321-6965 fax 327-7830

$99 & UP
30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal ro-
oring, flat roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727-
RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Pool Cages,
Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hur-
ricane Windows, Concrete Slabs, Sofit/Facia.
Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-
4300. RX11066857.

Saul Plumbing & Design, Inc.

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* '10 OFF
*rompt& fessional , Any Service Call
* 30 yrs. Experience Must present coupon :
* Tankless Heaters L Expires 3-1-10..
* Convert Your Bathtub Into A Shower Lic. # CFC056687

1000 70t Ave N.eSmnl

lay only (727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830

Residential, Commercial, Auto, 23yrs. Experi-
ence. Free Estimates"

* Bedrooms T* Room
* Baths - - . .* Additions
* Kitchens " it{l.l * Porch
"Storm -, . . ' n , Enclosures
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Protection - . Soascia
Whitman Contractor, Inc
* All Types of Remodeling * Free Estimates
Bill (Skip) Whitman
Licensed & Insured LC #CR C052336
Kitchens, Repairs & More. Noble Construction.
Over 30 Years Experience. Free Estimates.
Lic.#CBC1256435. Ted, 727-688-8554, 727-
A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. - Residential,
Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Special-
ists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let "A
Old-Timer" Do It! Licensed RCC0051451 and
Insured. 824-9996.
20yrs. Experience. Covering the Beaches.
Free Estimates. Carpet & Wood Available at
Wholesale Prices. 727-560-3273.

Art Padula
Building in Gulfport since 1973
727-327-2100 / 515-7509 cell
Padula Development & Construction Co., Inc.
State Licensed * CBC-035154 * Insured

Planting, Maintenance, Patios. Reasonable
Rates. Call Chris 727-344-3214.
JEFF'S LAWN SERVICE- Mowing, Trimming,
Edging, Blowing, Yard Clean-ups. Leaf and
Debris removal. ALSO: Odd jobs. Reasonable
rates, 727-341-0185
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only (727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830

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
r" "We make your trees feel beautiful"
, , H Trees cleaned, elevated
SProperty Maintenance
SHazardous limb removal
Lic.# 0700008985 Storm and roof protection
727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601
LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Clean-
ing, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush
Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris
Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave,

Mowing, Edging, Hedge Trimming
Sodding, Planting & Mulching

Is your house cleared from limbs

Coppolas FREE
Tree Servicrtified
AL-2l -4 angrove
322-089 pecialist
Stump Grinding
20 Years
Experience Licened/Insured
Lic.# FL-0203A

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

Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall,
Taping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates.
Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-
PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates.
Commercial Residential References Upon
Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- For $13 per week.
Call 321-6965.

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

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C ,h /.Charles Plumbing
* Toilets
* Water Heaters
* Sewer & Drain
* Leak Repair
Charles Plumbing 727-5222508

PURZ 'n' FURZ- Pet Sitting, Bonded & In-
sured. Overnights, Dog Walking, Pet Taxi. 727-
251-2428.Gulfport/S. Pasadena, W. St. Pete
& Beaches.
Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All
Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632.
Licensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 522-
4562 or Cell 410-5419.
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
PEDICURES- If you can't reach your toes, call
727-545-2910. Roseanne Beck.

24/7. We Pick Up on Your Schedule. Bonded,
Licensed & Insured. Call Ron at 727-385-
8992. Ron2roam@hotmail.com

Affordable Redecorating
The Upholstery Doctor
ENTERTAINER-Available for Parties. Pianist,
Vocalist, DJ, Karaoke. Piano/Vocal Lessons
Available. Call Maria 727-289-2804.

Be Proud Of. 727-217-6730.

It's Fun! Gulfport Beach Antiques & Collect-
ibles + Gulfport U.S. Post Office, 3115 Beach
Blvd. S., 727381-8548.

1999 PONTIAC TRANS AM- Runs Good.
$5,500. 727-480-2080.
CASH PAID FOR CARS- Prices Subject to
Steel Market Value. 727-328-8004.
Servicing most Brands of Scooters since 2003.
ASE techs. Scooter Escapes, 1450 1 st Ave. N.
www.scoote rescapes.com

with Beige Cording. Great Condition $200.
NEW TABLE LAMPS (2)- Lemon Color. 31
inch high. $10 each. 727-381-6913
DINING ROOM TABLE-Formica with 6 Chairs
and Hutch. Rattan Pull-out Sofa. Bedroom
Furniture, Full Bed, Dresser, Night Stand.
White Wash Entertainment Center. Affordable.
Scratches, Broken Legs, Cabinet Glass, Split
Seems, Etc. 23Yrs Experience. Affordable.
Town Shores Discount. 813-558-0646, 727-

Small $95. 727-321-2564.

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

FIREHAWK INDY 500 TIRE- 235x70x15,
Like New, $15, JVC Stereo, Large Speakers,
Phono, Receiver, Cassette Player/Recorder,
$50. Chevy Astro Van Rear Bench Seat, $50.
Heavy Duty Wood Wall Cabinet, White, 14Wx-
22Hx45L, $20. 727-329-9922.
OPEN LAWN TRAILER- 6x12, Many Fea-
tures. Tool Racks, Spring Loaded Ramp, Tool-
box, Jack, Gas Can Holders & Much More!
$750. 727-434-1156.
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, ThankYou!

Firewood for Sale - Split Oak
Delivery 24/71
2205 52nd St. S.
STORAGE UNIT-has Used Printing Machines
and Related Equipment. Call 727-420-0975 to
Make Bid on Total Lot.
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
THING FOR SALE, Cheap! 727-455-5888.
3 INTERIOR 30" DOORS-and 2 Exterior 36".
$15.00 a piece. 727-688-9565.

14 FT. STARCRAFT- Good condition. Needs
motor. $100 o.b.o. Call 321-2564.
22FT. SAILING SLOOP-Swing Keel. 8HP,
Electric Start and Trailer. $1600 o.b.o. 727-

1 Lift&
2 Catamaran
LOWER PRICE- 1992 Cruisers, 26ft. Fully
Equipped. Professionally Maintained. Sleeps
4. Includes 2005 trailer. Valued $16K. Berthed
at Gulfport Marina, Dock 4 slip #38. $6500 obo

GUNS WANTED! - Call 727-488-4175 or 352-


January 9, 9-5p.m. Bottles, Potter, 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.

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 ni-
net days, nine times a day. Then publish this
prayer. ThankYou, Jesus. G. M. B.

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.

Join US
Gulfport On The Rocks
January 9th @ 3pm
for a fundraiser for our
friend, Larinda who has
been a pillar of this
community for
18 years

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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.
TENANT NOT PAYING - For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
2519 BEACH BLVD.-1BR/Studio Downstairs,
Wood Floors, on Park, WSG Paid. Great
Neighborhood, Quiet. 7 blocks to Beach.
$525/Mo. 727-822-2955.
1BR/1BA Condo. W/D, Carport, Pool, Gated
"Adult" Community. Annual Lease THE SUN
TEAM 727-345-0099.
beach. $500/mo. Incl. Electric. 727-481-0404
50th St. S., 1BR $595, 2BR $795, 3BR $850.
Plus Security. Low Move-in, Pets Ok, Info and
Pics on Craigs list. 727-742-5140.
UNFURNISHED 64TH ST. S. - Gulfport, Im-
maculate, Large 1BR/1BA, $600/mo. Water,
Sewer & Garbage Paid. Laundry Room, Quiet,
Near Pasadena Shopping & Bus. Walk to Stet-
son. 798-8837.
4678 13TH AVE. S.-2/1 with Garage, Fenced
Yard, A/C, Nice House $700/Mo. Pets Ok Call
READY NOW-2BR Furnished Apt. All utilities
included. Including Cable. $900/Mo. 727-321-
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-
Quiet, Gated, Pool. 1 Small Pet. 2nd Floor
Elevator. $935/Mo., Annual. Chuck Yeoman,
Owner Realtor, 727-418-6529.
ST PETE BEACH APT.-2BR, Completely
Renovated, Handicap Accessible $850/Mo.
w/yearly lease. 727-363-3050.
1BR FURNISHED-Renovated Cottages or
Mobile Homes. St. Pete Location. Reasonably
Priced. Good Tenants Only. Very Few Left.
Weekly/ Month 727-410-6599.
DUPLEX 2210 53RD ST. S.-1BR + Bonus
Room, $625/Mo., $500/Security. Includes W/
S/G, Shed, Pets OK. Call 727-452-5942.
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.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- For $13 per week.
Call 321-6965.

LARGE 2BR/1BA-Central Gulfport, Updated,
W/D, Quiet, Fenced Back Yard, Pets OK, MI-
4TH ST. N., FURNISHED-1BR Apt. Part Utili-
ties Included. $515/Mo. Private Parking, Close
to Sunken Gardens. 727-345-5460.
Large Bedroom, Walk out to Yard, Large La-
nai, Covered Carport. New Tile Throughout.
Steps to Senior Center, Ideal for Senior. $710/
Mo. 727-323-3028.
WATERFRONT - St. Pete, 3/2/2, Near Trea-
sure Island Bridge, Excellent Condition &
View, Yacht Club Estates, See the Sunsets.
$1750/mo. 345-7036.
Block to Upham Beach. 1st Floor, Fla. Room,
No Pets/Smoking. Background Check. $975/
Mo. 727-644-6961.
Courtyard, clean & quiet,. $475/mo. 727-343-
ances including W/D. Balcony and Carport. No
Pets. Fantastic Waterview. Yearly lease $950/
Mo. Possible Option to Buy. 727-360-4123.
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.
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.
S. PASADENA-3 Waterfront Condos. 55+
Community, Lots of Ammenties. 1BR's. Sea-
sonal 6/Mo. or Annual. Call for Details 702-
BEACH BLVD.- Office w/Apt. Reasonable
Rent for quiet tenant. 727-322-6447.
ily Room, Large Beautiful Lot, In Excellent
school District. Fresh paint. 1257 Essex Dr. N.
$765/Mo. 727-345-7036.
2BR APT. IN GREAT GP-Neighborhood. Tile
Floors throughout, Lots of storage. Nice Yard.
Walking Distance to Town, Minutes to Beach.
$650/Mo. plus $600 Security 727-328-1810.
Paint/Carpet. Water, Garbage, Cable Included.
Heated Pool, Clubhouse, Tennis and Shop-
ping. Non Smoking, No Pets, Adults. $850/Mo.
plus Security and Lease. 727-539-9800.
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

MEL TAN-HEIGHTS 3br/lba large fenced lot carport. Lots of space $795
BARTLET PARK 2br/2ba fenced yard W&D Hook ups SEC 8 OK $615
CAMPBELL PARK 3br/2ba New kitchen, bathrooms finely done $795
SOUTH PASADENA lbr/lba Waterfront Condo, Pool, No pets $595
FRUITLAND HEIGHTS 3br/lba Lease Option avail Hardwood firs $795
GULFPORT 2br/lba carport extra storage. Near waterfront Dist. $595
BERMUDA BAY 2br/2.5ba Townhouse, new kitchen, 2 pools $1095
jIaX Rentals & Realty, Inc.
(727) 867-3767

Gabber December 31 - January 6, 2010

Immaculate. Parking at Security Door. Annual
$660/Mo. 1st/Last, Security Deposit. Cable/
Gas/Water Included. Non-Smoker. 978-621-
4846 or 978-621-2059.
GULFPORT 2BR/1BA. HOUSE- 5725 23rd
Ave. S., Great Deal on quiet Street. Wood
floors. CHA, Screened sun porch. Huge
Fenced Back Yard. Lots of parking. W/D hook-
up. Small pet OK, $750/mo. Annual lease. Call
Sandy 727-418-2242
STUDIO APT.-Overlooks Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently
located. Includes All Utilities/Cable/Internet.
Credit Check Required. 727-688-7622.
Area, Dock, Balcony, Covered Parking, Tile
Floors, Free Cable & Water. $595/Mo. + De-
posit. No Pets. 345-5837.
Stetson. 1BR Apt. Nice, Clean, W/D. No Pets.
$540/Mo. No Application Fee. 4926 29th Ave.
S. 727-543-1789 or 727-729-0385.
CHATEAU TOWER-Beautiful Water View,
Dolphins, Sunsets and More! 1BR/1.5BA at
$800/Mo. Amenities Galore, Near Shopping
and the Beach! no Pets. MARCOUX REALTY
2401 QUINCY ST. S.-2BR/1 BA. Florida Room
could be used as 3rd bedroom. C/H/A, Eat-In
Kitchen, Laundry, Fenced Yard. $750/Mo. 727-
Apts. from $450/Mo., 1BR's from $550/Mo.,
2BR/s from $650/Mo. Vouchers & Section 8
OK. 727-804-5596.

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.
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.
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-
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-

ROOMMATE WANTED- Pasadena/Gulfport.
Full House Privileges, Utilities & Wireless
Internet Included. 727-623-1432 or 727-344-
2BR/1BA HOUSE-.Large Yard. Male Pre-
ferred, 40 plus. No Smoking/Drugs. $125/wk.
Includes Utilities and Washer/Dryer. 727-347-

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House Privileges. Cable, W/D, Fireplace.
$350/Mo. $100 Security. 727-403-5615.
HOME TO SHARE-Furnished, Cable, Con-
crete Parking, Washer & Dryer, Fenced Prop-
erty, Utilities Included. Non Smoking, Security
Deposit, $100/Wk. 727-323-1039.
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Utilities Included. Free Internet. 120-1000 sq-
ft. Available. 3530 1st Ave. N. 727-501-6078.

FURNISHED APT.-Need for 3Mos. starting in
January. Single Female, No Pets. Please Call

Gulfport Central
Title Company, Inc.
Thinking of Selling or
Refinancing your Home
And Specializing In
5511 Gulfport Blvd. S.
384-LULU (5858)
Lu Lu Xayasone-Hunter
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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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/ 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,~00 $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 belC E] ; I;k-I"1,1r1 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. $19,900 $99,000
Eagle Crest 6420 6th Ave. N. 3 bed/2 bath 2,000 sq ft., Beautiful maintained home with "Green" Landscaping, close to beaches,
Tyrone Square Mall and Churches Priced well at $285,000
South Pasadena - Boca Ceiga Apts - Intercoastal Waterfront 2 bed/2 bath condo wide water views, beautifully
decorated, pool, carport and dock with slips available for sale/rent. $160,000 $149,000
St. Pete Beach Starlight Towers - 7000 Beach Dr. Unit #308 corner Gulf Side Waterfront unit - Upham Beach Location.
2 bed 2 bath condo beautiful waterfront views. Enjoy pool & beaches right outside your door. 1 car garage with storage. Well Priced $479,000
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, Gulfnort 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 1bed bath, 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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Suzanne Olson & The 'OR' Team
The Only Realtors you'll ever need

5855 27th Ave. S. ($200k)
An absolutely be J' 2 dream home!
6000 1st Ave. S. ($59,900) Inside and ou Ilve 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 to seller's lender's approval. 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, one bath plus extra 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 zf r and the Gulf, pets welcome, lease ok. 2210 sf corner. Inside laundry, Florida
room, Hurricane shutters. Across from Beafh, 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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