Title: Gabber
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Title: Gabber
Alternate Title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann,
George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: December 16, 2010
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
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this week..

Santa Visits Gulfport
see page 3

Channel 10 Visits
see page 10

Gulfport Decoration
Contest Winners
see page 14

St. Peach Beach
Holiday Parade
see page 16

St. Pete Beach
Gabs Question
see page 19

Toddler Classes
see page 40

Eye On Crime
see page 42

Prostate Cancer
5k Run/Walk
see page 45

Gulfport's Holiday
Hoopla Celebration
see page 47

Asks To Dredge
Clam Bayou
see page 59
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since 19681

Gulfport Ward Two Council
Seat Up For Grabs ,

Vice-Mayor Michele King
will not run again, she told
the Gabber Friday morning.
When the qualifying period
for candidates closed Monday
at noon, two candidates had
declared their intention to run
and qualified as candidates:
Barabara Banno and Avrio
Taylor. Barbara Banno
Ms. Banno co-owns Stella's Deli Ward II Candidate
and Gelato with her partner
Jeanne Kunkle in downtown Gulfport. She says she has
no campaign manager; rather,
she will run her campaign with
a team of volunteers.
Mr. Taylor works as registered
,psychiatric nurse for home
health agencies in Pinellas and
for Wellcare in Hillsborough.
He and his wife Deb have three
children; they moved to Gulfport
: five years ago. Ian O'Hara is
.. his campaign manager. He
Avrio Taylor currently serves on the city's
Ward II Candidate Waterfront Redevelopment
Advisory Board.
See Candidates, page 58

Generations of Teaching
By Melissa Lattman
ST. PETE BEACH "What do I want to
be when I grow-up?" is a question, first-grade
teacher Jill Hudson has had answered since
kindergarten. The St. Pete Beach native
lived two blocks away and went to school at
St. John Vianney Catholic School where she
is now teaching. Mrs. Hudson's Kindergarten
teacher Mrs. Linda O'Berry still works at the
school -now she has Hudson's daughters.
Mrs. Hudson loves teaching. "As a mom I
wanted to be with my kids. (Teaching) is an
extension of being a mom. I love sharing with
the children's love for learning. It's such a
See Teaching, page 6


Se 2 010

Beach Commission
Reviews Ballot
By Melissa Lattman
ST. PETE BEACH- At a special city
commission on Monday Dec. 13 the
commission considered placing seven
ballot questions on the March 8, 2011
election ballot. Voter approval would
be needed for the possible changes
to the city charter. The commission
will consider the seven ordinances,
which passed first reading- on second
reading at a special meeting on Jan.
6, 2011.
The city commission discussed and
passed on first reading removing
voter approval for comprehensive
plan changes. Currently voters
must approve plan changes affecting
more than five parcels of land when
there are density, intensity, height
or land use category changes. The
city is still in ongoing litigation on
its comprehensive plan and the
ballot language used for the plan's
The challenges of wording ballot
language for comprehensive plan
See Ballot, page 27

Mrs. Hudson (left) teaches first-grade at St. John
Vianney Catholic School in the classroom where she
was a first-grader. Mrs. O'Berry (right), taught Mrs.
Hudson when she was in kindergarten.

View City Job
Openings at Center
The Maximo Community Police
Resource Center, 4815 34 Street S.,
posts job openings for the city of St.
Petersburg and are updated every
two weeks. Recent openings have in-
cluded the library, accounting, para-
medic, police, etc.
Check out their great selection of
used books for 25 cents a piece while
you're there.
The Resource Center, sponsored
by the St. Petersburg Police Depart-
ments, offers many services to com-
munity residents.

Boards Seek Volunteers
The City of South Pasadena is
looking a volunteer to serve on each
of the following committees:
Planning and Zoning Board
Firefighters' Pension Board
Applications are available in the
City Clerk's office, 7047 Sunset
Drive S. in South Pasadena.

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Energy Efficiency
ST. PETE BEACH- The city com-
mission approved an energy
efficiency program costing $275,000.
The program is funded $250,000 by a
federal grant through the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act
and a $25,000 match by the city.
The program includes design and
implementation of the energy
efficiency program. Project objectives
include electric cost savings, creating
three full-time jobs, reducing
energy consumption, and reducing
greenhouse gas emissions.

Citywide Tree Trimming
Contract Approved
ST. PETE BEACH- The city com-
mission awarded on Dec. 14 a
three-year agreement for citywide
tree trimming and maintenance of
$49,330 per year to Luke Brothers.
The bid included trimming palms and
removing exotics. The city budgeted
$53,750 for the fiscal year for tree
trimming to cover the base bid and
some possible emergency work. The

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existing budget does not include
trimming the Washingtonia or Sabal
Palm boots.

Police Contract Change
ST. PETE BEACH- The city com-
mission approved on Dec. 14 changes
to the Fraternal Order of Police
Contract to allow police training
throughout the year instead of a two
to four month period. The change
allows training to be completed faster
and at less expense.

Vina Del Mar
Bridge Repairs
The St. Pete Beach city commission
approved on Dec. 14 a purchase
agreement for $14,480 in additional
bridge repairs on the Vina Del Mar
Bridge. The funds will cover repairs
to bridge rail posts, a bridge pile
and an abutment cap. These repairs
are required by a state inspection
but were not included as a part of
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Teaching, from front page
Mrs. Hudson loves being back at
the school as a teacher.
"It's surreal as a kid you always
wonder what you are going to do.
I knew from Mrs. 0' Berry (and
her second grade teacher). I knew
it was my calling. My first class
(as a kindergarten teacher in St.
Augustine) was a mimic of Mrs.
O'Berry's classroom."
Mrs. O'Berry also loves teaching
at St. John Vianney where she has

taught for more than 30 years. Mrs.
O'Berry said "(St. John's) is a family
where everybody knows everybody.
It's a small school with a big heart."
Mrs. O'Berry said she has had three
former students or their spouses
come back and teach at the school.

Outdoor Seating
ST. PETE BEACH- The commission
considered and approved allowing
three more seats in an existing
outdoor restaurant seating area.
The size of the seating area is not

increasing. There would be 15
seats instead of 12 at the 645 Corey
Avenue location, which is currently
vacant. The applicant plans on
re-opening the establishment by
some time in February. Some
residents and abutters expressed
parking concerns.

Closing Roads,
Funding for Classic
ST. PETE BEACH- The St. Pete
Beach city commission approved on
Dec. 14 sending a request to the state
for temporary road closures for the
St. Pete Beach Classic. The Jan. 15
running races from the Sirata Beach
Resort and Conference Center will
cover parts of Gulf Boulevard and
Blind Pass Road.
The commission also approved on
first reading putting the St. Pete
Beach classic into the city's budget.
City Manager Mike Bonfield said
they anticipated revenues would
exceed or at least match expenses.

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New Year's Eve
Celebration at Casino
The New Year's Eve celebration
at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom on
December 31 will feature "IDENTITY
CRISIS," a variety band playing
popular dance music hits of each
decade including a ballroom style
dance, swing, Latin, and salsa in each
set. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Celebrate
and dance from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
The evenings includes:
* Party Favors
* Prizes
* Light Edibles (you are also welcome
to bring your favorite edibles)
* ( h.iinii,.i;n.- Toast at Midnight
* Dance Demonstrations
* Silent Auction for the Gulfport Arts
Center, A City of Imagination Project
* Full Cash Bar
* Free Parking
Admission is $20. Get your tickets in
advance or at the door at the Gulfport
Casino open 9-5 Tuesday through
Friday (advance tickets suggested).
The Gulfport Casino Ballroom is
located at 5500 Shore Boulevard S. in
Gulfport. Call 727-893-1070 or www.

Bring Donations to
The Storage House
The Storage House located at 1219
49 Street S. in Gulfport is accepting
donations for the Gulfport Police
Department's Operation Santa and
non-perishable food items for the
Senior Center's food pantry. Drop off
a donation and help a neighbor.


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In between filming for Channel 10's
"Why Do They Call it That?" segment,
Speedo Santa and J. Aller warm up
inside Domain shortly before dawn
Wednesday morning. Aller and Santa
spoke to Channel 10 about Saturday's
Santa Speedo Run. In addition to
Speedo Santa and Aller, the Gulfport
Merchants Association, Mayor Mike
Yakes, and the high school band and
dance squad appeared on the show.

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Stetson Law
Journalist and civil rights advocate
John Seigenthaler Sr. will address
Stetson University College of
Law's commencement ceremony on
December 18. Freedom Rider Ernest
"Rip" Patton Jr. will be honored at
the ceremony.
The Commencement begins at
1 p.m. on Stetson University College
of Law's outdoor courtyard, 1401 61
Street S. in Gulfport.
Ninety-one J.D. students are
expected to walk at Stetson Law's
commencement, including 22
students from the part-time program
and five students from the J.D./
M.B.A. program. Seven students will
receive an LL.M. in elder law, and
one student will receive an LL.M. in
international law.
Seigenthaler is an award-winning
journalist who also played a pivotal
role in Robert Kennedy's Justice
Department. He was the founding
editorial director of USA Today
and long-time editor of the The
Tennessean. His civil rights work led
to his service as chief negotiator with
the governor of Alabama during the
Freedom Rides. He founded the First
Amendment Center at Vanderbilt
Ernest "Rip" Patton Jr., one of the
in the May 24, 1961 Greyhound
Freedom Ride to Jackson, Miss.,
where he was arrested and sent to
the Parchman Farm. He was expelled
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participating in the Freedom Rides,
later presented with a diploma.
Patton works with Stetson Law and
University of South Florida students
enrolled in an annual constitutional
and civil rights travel course.

Want a New TV
for Christmas?
Relay for Life is an 18-hour walk
that symbolizes the emotions and
struggles a cancer patient goes
through before and after diagnosis.
Once again, The Employees of

the City of Gulfport have made a
team and are proud to be a part of
something that effects so many of
our family and friends.
To help raise money, they will be
raffling off a new 40" Westinghouse
LCD HDTV. They are selling only
200 tickets at $5 each. Tickets
are available for purchase at the
Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd.
S., from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. on December
16, 17, 20 and 21. The winning
ticket will be drawn on Thursday,
December 23 at noon.

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Sunday Worship
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Christmas Eve Services
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1950 2nd Ave. No., St.Petersburg, FL. 33713
(727) 822-8628 (727) 822-3157
Sunday Service, 11:00 am
Monday, Course in Miracles 7pm
Thur. 12/16 Intuitive Development 7pm
Sat 12/18 Psychic Readings 12-3 pm
Bookstore Open Wed.-Sat. 11-4pm
Visit our Website for Events & Programs

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

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Sunday 8am & 10am Holy Eucharist
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Food Pantry is Open
1st & 3rd Sundays
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3747 34th St. South St. Petersburg, FL 33711
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Christmas Eve Supper MOST HOLY NAME Celebrate the season with us!
Come, explore and deepen faith with a
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On Friday, December 24 at 6:30 5800 15th Avenue South ,
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7:50 p.m. All are welcome. 9:30 & 11:30 am en Espanol Longest Night Service,
Daily Mass: 8am Mon-Fri., 6pm Fri., 9am Sat. Tuesday, Dec. 21st at 7:00 PM
Holy Days: 6pm Vigil, 8am, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Christmas Concert at Noon &7pmen Espanol Dec.24th at 7:30 PM
Palm Lake Christian
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holiday rush by attending a "Share St. Petersburg, Florida 33712
The Joy of Christmas" concert S LMary'
Tuesday, December 21 at the Palm Episcopal Church Nati olic Church
Lake Christian Church, 5401 22 0 and Day School n-sPt.S
Avenue N. in St. Pete. Join Terry home on the beach nellas Point Dr S.
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guitar as they celebrate the season a330 85th Ave., St. Pete Beach
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carol-sing along with the audience.
The concert is part or the Palm Lake
Community Concert series and is free
and open to the public. A reception PASADENA COMMUNITY
will follow. Call 321-8653.


First United Methodist Join us this Sunday!
Church of Gulfport ei e tma,

A All are Welcome!
Childcare Available
I .Sunday School 9:15a
Traditional Serv. 10:30a
I Fellowship for all 11:30a
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9:00 am Contemporary Service
10:00 am Sunday School for all ages
11:00 am Traditional Service

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Open and affirming, King of Peace MCC welcomes you!
3150 5th Ave. N., St. Petersburg (727) 323-5857

C OW Have yougot a
question for your
city government?
Email your request to News@theGabber.com
By Cathy Salustri
City of Gulfport: Gulfport Public Pool
Q: In 2001 (ish) the city of Gulfport was planning on having a community
swimming pool. The plans were temporarily halted due to a wastewater
issue. When the economy picks back up, is this something the city will
continue to peruse?
A: Gulfport city manager Jim O'Reilly says that, although "currently
this type of project is not a priority for the city," he believes that a pool "is
an excellent community attribute." He adds that, as the former Leisure
Services director, he "would have whole-heartedly endorsed the city
further exploring the feasibility of a community poor'l" but, as "from my
present perspective as city manager" he feels that building and running a
pool would cost too much.
1. 11Iyn- he says "when the economy gets better, hopefully, this is some-
thing that could be could be discussed in the future, when potential fund-
ing sources exist."
So, in short, no, not right now, but maybe in the future. Until then,
St. Pete Beach has a heated pool, as does St. Petersburg. Non-residents do
pay more to use these facilities, but, as the aquatics director for St. Pete
Beach pointed out last year, it's still cheaper than other pools in the area.
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Gulfport Decoration
Contest Winners
A large number of entries were
received this Season for the Holiday
Decorations Contest. Santa along
with a few of his elves ventured out on
that cold and windy winter evening,
Monday, December 13 and found
many wondrous wintry sights! All the
homes and businesses were glittering
with the holiday spirit!
The choice was a difficult task for
Santa and his crew, as so many homes
and businesses really did a fantastic
job! The winners are for General
Theme: The Neighbors of Newton
Avenue 5600 block of Newton Ave. S.
and for Commercial Theme: Yummy's
Casual Caf6, 2914 Beach Blvd. S.
Please check out all the houses
and businesses that decorated this
holiday season. The Embassy and
Kenmore Buildings of Town Shores,
2713 Beach Blvd. So., 5029 29th Ave.
S., 5145 Gulfport Blvd. S., 1844 58th
St. S., 1115 61st St. S., 5907 Pelican
Bay Plaza. Thank you to all that
participated. You truly brightened up
Gulfport this season!

43rd Street
Seniors to Meet
The 43rd Street Senior Citizens
Club meets the third Friday of each
month at 12 noon at Christ Lutheran
Church, 3451 30 Avenue N. in St.
Petersburg, September through May.
Bring a covered dish and $1 donation.
Public is welcome for fun and games.
Call Connie at 343-5454. or Mary
Ann at 595-8648 for information.

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Beach Library
Fines Increased
ST. PETE BEACH- The city
commission approved on first reading
changes to fines for overdue St. Pete
Beach Public Library materials to
make them more in line with other
libraries in the Pinellas Public Library
Cooperative. If the ordinance passes
overdue book fines would be 15 cents
per day instead of 10 cents per day.
Overdue VHS materials would be
15 cents per day and overdue DVD's
would be $1 per day. Currently the
library charges $2 per day for overdue
VHS and DVD materials.

Petite Little Theatre
to Perform
St. Petersburg Petite Little Theatre
presents "Tales of Beauty and the
Beast" based on the book by Vera
Morris with music and Lyrics by Bill
Francoeur on Saturday, December
18 at 10 a.m. at the St. Petersburg
Little Theatre, 4025 31 Street S. in
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Newton Avenue
Holiday Stroll
Visit the 5600 Block of Newton Ave.
S. in Gulfport to share the spirit
of the season. Enjoy 11 decorated
homes, elves and carolers nightly.
Visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus
will be December 17, 18, and 23. They
are collecting canned goods and new
and gently used toys for Metropolitan
Ministries and Christmas Toy Shop of
St. Pete nightly from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
from December 3 to January 1. Call
Sharon at 557-6349.

Audition for "School
for Nerds"
St. Petersburg Petite Little Theatre,
a community theatre for children,
is holding auditions for School for
Nerds" on Monday, January 3 and
Tuesday, January 4 from 3:30 to 5:30
at the St. Petersburg Little Theatre.
4025 31 Street S. The Petite Theatre
is open to all children aged 8 to 14. For
more information call Elaine Taylor
at 864-2850.

Get Your Pet Photos
with Santa
Bring your pets to PetSmart for a
photo with Santa. Pet owners can
purchase a colored 4 x 6 inch framed
print for only $9.95 with their PetPerks
card. For every photo purchase, $5
will be donated to Save Our Strays.
Volunteers will be at the Tyrone
PetSmart from 11-4 on Saturday and
Sunday, December 18 and 19

ST. PETE BEACH- Parade goers watched and listened as festive floats,
marchers and musicians passed at the annual holiday land parade, which
ended on Corey Avenue. Participants included local elected officials, rescue
dogs, school groups, little league, veterans, local businesses, scouts, fire and
rescue, law enforcement and more.


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Comedy Time Tunnel at
Democratic Club Dinner
The Greater Pinellas Democratic
Club is sponsoring an evening of
humor, history, comedy, and surprises
by the "Comedy Time Tunnel" along
with the club's annual Toys for Tots
effort on Thursday, December 16.
Straight from the National Comedy
Hall of Fame Museum, the Museum's
curator will take the audience, in
narration and film (on large screen),
through the histrionics, humor and
antics of early vaudeville, "stand-up"
comedy, theater, radio and the early
years of television comedy. Such
entertainment luminaries as Milton
Berle, Sid Ceasar, Phyllis Diller,
George Burns, Charlie Chaplin,
Steve Allen, Laurel and Hardy etc.,
will be featured.
The meeting, to be held at Banquet
Masters, 8100 Park Boulevard in
Pinellas Park, starts with cocktails
(cash bar) and social time at 6 p.m.
followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30
and concludes with the Comedy
Time Tunnel narration and film
presentation. Don't forget to bring
an unwrapped toy for a little one.
Call Betty Morgenstein at 727-360-
3971 for reservations (dinner is $15).

Have Breakfast
with Santa
ST. PETE BEACH- Children in
grades Kindergarten through 5th
are invited to attend a very special
"Breakfast with Santa" event at
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Drive. This holiday event will be
held on Thursday, December 23 from
9-11 a.m. Event sponsor Chick-fil-a
of St. Pete Beach will be providing
a delicious breakfast and the Chick-
fil-a cow will be dressed in his holiday
best to hand out gifts and prizes.
Other activities include take-home
arts and crafts and very special photo
opportunities with Santa.
Cost is $5 per child. All participants
must be pre-registered by Tuesday,
December 21. To register your child,
call 363-9245.

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The Christmas luncheon was a
wonderfully festive affair. At each
place setting, a charming chocolate
mousse welcomed guests and the
Pasadena Steak House had a great
food selection. It was good to have
so many friends come to share this
enjoyable time.
After the luncheon, the holiday
spirit continued as the Santas were
off to the Boca Ciega Center with
lots of gifts for the residents there.
Thanks to everyone for helping to
continue this wonderful Christmas

Tour Barbara
Gilberg Habitat
By Natalie Leggette
Join me for a tour of the park on
Tuesday, December 21 at 1 p.m.
and learn what your plants need
to survive the winter. Anyone who
has a group can contact me at
384-0701 to tour the park.
Please remember no dogs are
allowed in this park due to the birds
feeding on the ground. Barbara
Gilberg Habitat is located at 1600
Pasadena Avenue.

Seniors' Chat Room
Join others as they experience
table topics with the Gulfport
Senior Center's Chat Room every
Friday at 2 p.m. The Center is
located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in

Paul Pfister, St. Pete Beach: "The lawsuits are the biggest things affecting tourism
here and are directly affecting the business here. When tourists read about the lawsuits,
they don't come to visit and we rely on tourist dollars to sustain our economy. We've
had lawsuits going on for years now, about the redevelopment of the beaches and hotel
areas; the comprehensive plan a lot of people feel we need here to revitalize our beach
economy. But people initiated lawsuits to stop redevelopment! Look at Corey Avenue
or Dolphin Village. The organization Save Our Little Village or SOLV, wanted to move
forward on redeveloping some of the retail and hotel areas to bring in tourists for more
dollars. But the Community for Responsible Growth group, (CRG) brought lawsuits
against the idea and everything just stopped. Now there are areas on Corey Avenue
standing empty; the new Publix project in Dolphin Village (a plan to tear down the
existing and build a bigger, better Publix) is now dead. A judge agreed to an appeal of
the projects. We don't understand why. It's just not good for St. Pete Beach to lose all
this potential tourism dollars, especially in this economy. The lawsuits are definitely
affecting that."

Marian Krouthamer, St. Pete Beach: "Our biggest issue is getting people
to compromise and talk civilly; ending the fighting between CRG and SOLV. It's
affecting the heart of this community."

Harry Metz, St. Pete Beach: "Our biggest problem is unity. First SOLV sued to
bring a petition on the ballot to develop a comprehensive redevelopment plan to drop
the restrictions on the height and density building on the beach and hotel areas. They
wanted to build 20 story hotels, buildings and restaurants higher than the current 56
ft. height allowance. They thought that this would attract more people to our beaches.
But they totally discounted the fact that most of the residents don't want our skyline
and beach access crowded with concrete! Then the Commission allowed the citizens to
vote on the issue and they rejected it. So then the NEW Commission, which is made
up of ALL SOLV members is now trying to take away the citizens' right to vote on the
issue, so they can push through their agenda and start building high rise buildings on
the beach. What we need is for SOLV and CRG (Save Our Little Village and Citizens
for Responsible Growth) to sit down with citizens, two principals from the City and
NO lawyers and hash it out without trying to cut out the citizen's right to vote on the
matter. The Commission shouldn't take away the Citizen's right to vote on this. This
issue is still being fought. It's a big deal here in St. Pete beach and it will affect all of

Mike Riley, St. Pete Beach: "Our economy and tourist industry are so dependent on
what we can offer people who come to St. Pete Beach. We need to develop our hotel area;
we need redevelopment locally but the issue is to what extent do we participate? The
main issues debated are always height, density type and where? These disagreements
should be able to be handled but they're not. Residents felt short-changed. I mean,
taxes pay for the free infrastructure; that money goes to the county. There's not an
equal distribution of that money. More of the bed tax the hotels pay should come
to infrastructure as I see it. Who should develop the comprehensive plan? Should
residents have to be able to vote on it? It's a complex issue. The judge threw out the
existing plan and said he wanted the issue rewritten in 75 words or less; that the ballot
to describe and approve the comprehensive plan was misleading. It's almost impossible
to condense a 750 word document, with amendments, into 75 words. Development is
not bad; we just need the right to vote on it. We need to give the issue real thought."

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Town Shores
Red Hatters
They enjoyed a wonderful afternoon
at the BilMar resort in Treasure
Island at their annual holiday
luncheon. Bev and Carol did a super
job organizing this event, along with a
delicious meal and a Santa exchange
gift. The room was decorated lovely
along with a great wait staff. They
need to thank Marie C., Julie F. and
Gerri D. for knitting the lovely purple
and red hat shaped pin cushions.
Tomorrow, Friday, December 17 is

their Bunko game in the clubhouse
lounge at 12:45 p.m. Don't forget
your $2. If you haven't paid your
money for the round trip bus for the
January cruise, you may do so at
Bunko. The price is $23 which also
includes a driver tip. Please make
your check to Judy Z. All money for
the bus should be in by Wednesday,
December 29.
On Tuesday, January 4 they have
a petit breakfast planned for 9:30
a.m. in the clubhouse lounge. Come
prepared to pay your dues for 2011
and to share ideas for future meetings

and events. If you know any women
who are new to Town Shores invite
them to the breakfast on the 4th.
If you would like to see the play
"Chicago" at the St. Petersburg Little
Theatre on Sunday, January 30, get
$19 in cash or check to Judy Z. The
deadline for reservations and money
paid is January 12. Tickets are
limited to the first 40 people.

Grief Support Group
If you have suffered a loss of a loved
one, you are invited to attend a 13
week grief support group January 7
through April 1. It meets on Fridays
from 10 to noon at Cornerstone
Community Church at 6745 38
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Gulfport Women's Club
The December Gulfport Women's
Club meeting was a delightful few
hours spent at the Museum of Fine
Arts on Beach Drive in downtown
St. Petersburg. After coffee and
cookies they were entertained by
Nan Colton who told the group
seasonal tales. This enjoyable time
was followed with a private docent
tour of the Museum. Most of the
tour emphasized the art of the early
American settlers through the early
20th century.

They gathered to enjoy a delicious
lunch served in the main floor
restaurant followed by a Secret Santa
gift exchange between members.
All reports were very positive for an
entertaining holiday gathering.
The next monthly meeting will be
held on Wednesday, January 12 in the
Town Shores clubhouse auditorium.
This meeting will be chaired by Jan
Hauser with a presentation about
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The Gulfport Women's Club is a
volunteer organization to better
the lives of children and seniors
in Gulfport. Anyone interested in
joining can call Joan at 345-5443
or send a check for $25 made out
to the Gulfport Women's Club for
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An Afternoon at
the North Pole
Spend an afternoon at the North Pole
on Saturday, December 18 from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Treasure Island
Community Center, 106th Avenue
and Gulf Boulevard. The event will
include a visit from Santa Claus from
11:30-12:30 with live holiday shows
at 11:30, 12 noon and 12:30. Food,
cookie decorating and interactive
entertainers will also be available.
The event is free to the public. For
additional information please call
the Treasure Island Rec at 727-
547-4575, ext 237.

Gala Pasta Night
The Sons of Italy Lodge, 2500
34 Street S., serves pasta every
Monday night from 4-8 p.m. for $6
and includes all the pasta you can
eat, two meatballs, salad and coffee.
Other beverages are available. Look
for their flotilla of flags. They also
provide catering for all events and
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20 Madison County
22 Classic car
23 USS Enterprise device
24 Swindle
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Greek mythology
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Gift Wrapping to
Benefit Strays
SOS (Save Our Strays) has teamed
up with Borders Books at the
Tyrone Mall for the fifth year. As a
community service, the store offers a
selection of holiday wrapping paper.
Their dedicated volunteers supply
the wrapping talent. Contributions
directly benefit their felines. This is
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SPCA Pet of the Week
Bella Natalia! This attractive 2-year-old kitty is just as
beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside. Natalia
has a very even-keeled temperament and gets along
with everyone she meets. Her favorite past times are
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Santa arrived by
boat to the annual
tree blessing and
lighting ceremony
at Horan Park on
Dec. 3. The holiday
event also offered a
craft station, bounce
visits with Santa
and shopping for
trees and wreaths.

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Carols by Candlelight
By Lion Jim Minder

Our Gulfport Lion Club invites you
to join us on Friday, December 17
for our Carols by Candlelight from
7-9 p.m. We will be singing a wide
variety of both religious as well as
secular Christmas carols at our Den
located at 4630 Tifton Drive S. We
have secured the services of Lions
past District Governor Norman
Xanders to play the music on his
instruments. For those of you who
have never heard Norman Xander's
music before, allow me to tell you
that you are in for a treat.
We will be serving complimentary
punch as well as cakes, pies, cookies
as well as assorted pastry treats.
Many of you will want to try Mabel's
infamous "Cherry Crunch". We will
sing five sets of three Christmas
carols. In between each set we
will be discussing memorable past
Christmas events. I will start us
out. After each following set, we
want you to tell us about your own
memorable Christmas events, so
come prepared. It will be fun.
We at the Gulfport Lions Club
want you to know about our services
to help the visually impaired before
this need presents itself so that if
and when it does, you know that our
help is available to you.
We look forward to you joining us
for our Carols by Candlelight. Call
me with any questions at 866-0316.
Merry Christmas and Happy New
Year 2011.

Two-month-old Zachary Natalie had his first visit with Santa at
the St. Pete Beach Friday night.

Ballot, from front page

adoptions and changes were
discussed. State law requires ballot
questions to clearly advise voters
what an amendment does and the
legal effect of the provision. The
ballot question cannot be more than
75 words and the ballot title cannot
be more than 15 words.
"The problem is not the community,
it is the artificial requirement to cram
such a large amount of information
into a tiny cup," said resident Kevin
Commissioner Al Halpern said it's
an almost impossible task trying to
explain a 200 page comprehensive
plan with a limited number of words.
"It's a vicious circle with 75 words
and a document as big as comp plan,"
he said.
Commissioner Marvin Shavlan said
he thought people had the ability to
understand the comprehensive plan
but he was not sure how much of
population would take the time.
Mayor Mike Finnerty said he would
like to clean up the ballot language
and bring the comprehensive plan
adoption back before voters.
"I read the continual underlying
reason (for the proposed changes to
the city charter) was to avoid any
continuing litigation... it is almost
like to me immoral. We are putting
these ordinances so we can stop what
we have already voted for... and the
reason we are doing this is we don't
want more litigation. Why can't we
simply follow the judge, change the
ballot language, resubmit it and go
from there?" Finnerty said.
Residents and commissioners
discussed city voters in November
showed they were against hometown
democracy when they voted against a
failed state amendment (Amendment
4) that would have required voter
approval for new land use plans or
Resident Mr. Falkenstein said he
thought people did speak on this
when they voted overwhelmingly
against hometown democracy. He
encouraged putting the ordinance on
the ballot. "They were educated... let
the people speak, men and women
have died to let us vote," he said.
People encouraged moving forward.
"The fighting is not working it is
disruptive, please find some other

way to move forward... what if fights
and law suits go on for 10 more
years, who wins?" asked resident
Mary Ann Krauthammer. (I
am) asking for this War of Roses
to cease... maybe even a divorce
mediator for these two groups... I
don't think development and concern
are mutually exclusive."
Resident Harry Metz saidhe thought
"(We) need to cut out lawyers, people
need to sit down and talk what
needs to happen for St. Pete Beach...

when a lawyer gets involved it costs
In January the commission will
decide which measures it will put
before voters in March. Other
possible city charter changes
include: removing voter approval
requirements on community
redevelopment changes, changes
to the voter initiative process and
changes to the city clerk reporting

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AtMtoroscoDe Guide

By Holiday Mathis

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
Part of you wants to calm your mind
and heart enough to feel at peace
with all those around you. The other
part of you feels that this is among
the more futile and ridiculous goals
one could ever aim for. As your sign
mate Woody Allen said, "Students
achieving Oneness will move on to
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
You always seem prepared for what
happens, even when there's no way
you could have known what was
coming. This week, you'll continue
to amaze as surprising events occur.
You'll pull out just the perfect tool
and manage the events to everyone's
best advantage. To the onlookers,
you're simply heroic.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
You're not one to get stuck in a narrow
manner of thinking. Therefore,
you are open to new experiences.
You do not require that they fall
strictly into the guidelines of your
established values and beliefs. Your
principles are strong, but you leave
the door open for new ideas to walk
in and introduce themselves.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It is
becoming more and more clear to
you that perfection is not the way to
win hearts. Yes, people respect the
hard work and attention to detail
that you impart. However, there is
an intangible something that counts
much more than strict adherence
to the ideal. That x-factor comes
straight from your heart.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Some
know the history and theory behind
everything, from food to architecture
to art. As entertaining as you may
find this, you also realize that having
good taste isn't about knowing the
difference between 16th century and
17th century style. Do you know what

you like? That's all you need to know
to have taste.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You
will spend most of the week making
nice with your constituents. Until
this week, you may not have realized
that you even have constituents. But
it will become clear to you that you
are up for election in some manner or
form, and it's time to figure out what
the voters want from you.
GEMINI (INl.,y 21-June 21).
External factors weigh heavily on
your experience, but they do not have
to have a negative effect. It is your
estimation of a thing and not the
thing itself that creates a problem
for you. You can change the way you
measure and grade your experiences
in any moment that it benefits you to
do so.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You
feel like you have to work all the time
in order to make more of yourself.
But some of the most important work
you will do can't be done at your
job. Attain a winning attitude and
mindset by inspiring yourself. Take
the time to do this. Read about others
who have achieved things that mean
something to you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You believe
that a person who is late is sending
a message: My time is more valuable
than yours. Because of this belief, it is
highly distressing for you to be tardy
by even one minute. You'll work hard
to be unfailingly prompt this week.
It's not always possible, but when it
is, you'll be right on time.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). At any
given moment, your mind is jam-
packed with ideas. But when you're
trying to think of the next thing to
say to someone, suddenly it's like
there's nothing in there. Relax by
opening your senses to the moment.
The act of observation helps you get
out of your own way. Ideas flow to
you unimpeded.


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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Here's a
paradox: When you think less, you're
more brilliant. Even the most learned
brain scientist cannot explain why
this is. But it has something to do with
the fact that intellectual knowledge
is only a small part of your entire I.Q.
Your wisdom and talent reach into
many different areas of life.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).
Pay attention to your energy level
throughout the day. By predicting
when you'll feel strong and when
you'll need rest, you can design your
week with the utmost chance for
success. Plan to do difficult tasks
when your energy is at a peak.
Changing the order of your schedule
will help things go more smoothly for
This Week's Birthdays: You live
in love and dance with all the various
forms love comes in. Romance is your
domain through the next six weeks,
and you find it in the majesty of
nature, in the fantasy world of fiction
and also in the beauty of a loved
one's eyes. The new year brings a
change in the way you make your
money. You'll enjoy the challenge of
forging new relationships and selling
your products and attributes to a
fresh group of buyers. Family makes
you proud in March. August brings
exquisite travel.

Music at Gulfport
Beach Pavilion
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Toonsters J & Lolita or Cookie
Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
"Copa Jane"
Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Ray & Anna Ellis & Musicians
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Arlene & Len
Friday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Mark Blackwood, Music for
listening and dancing
Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Italian American accordion by
Woody for fun & dancing
Donations accepted
Weather permitting

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Christmas Play
at First Unity
First Unity of St. Petersburg is
showcasing a two-night spectacular
play called "BETHLEHEM...the
beginning" this holiday season.
Written by Alan Armstrong and his
mother, Margo Armstrong, it is a
refreshingly original version of the
birth of the baby Jesus seen through
the loving eyes of the shepherd boy
and his flock, an amusing assortment
of stable characters and three wacky
Persian camels.
With cleverly written original music
and many of your favorite Christmas

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carols woven into the dialogue, you
will be transported to a magical,
mystical event-filled Bethlehem
stable where you get to meet
Mr. Mouse, a sarcastic, opportunistic
and somewhat devious stable
manager who attempts to exploit
this unusual event. That is, until
he comes face to face with the
unconditional love of the new-born

baby Jesus and in a transformational
moment, is never the same.
This funny musical production will
be performed at the First Unity of
St. Petersburg, 460 46 Avenue N. in
St. Petersburg on December 17 and
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Public Comment

& Council Quotes

"Thank you for all the generous people who have supported this
program." -Terri Finnerty, gave a quarterly update on Support Our
Troops. The non-profit sent out 207 boxes in November and December
to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan with Congressman Bill Young
covering the postage. The organization has received financial contribution
of about $3,500 recently.
"I will refrain from suing this town.. One man can hold 10,000
residents hostage ." -A resident asking someone in litigation with the
city if they would take a pledge in the new year not to file more lawsuits.
"Why do you think so many people in St. Pete Beach don't vote...the
ballot language did not say what was really in the information."
- Resident Ms. Edney, on litigation related to ballot language used to vote
on adopting the comprehensive plan
"They are going to be in that trench with you...you are getting
an outstanding employee." -Phil Speak ESGR State Chairman, on
employing National Guard and reservists. For more information go to
"This is exactly what I am talking the hotels are represented here,
not the resident...I want you to correct the problems like you do
for the businesses. ...I want the same treatment as the rich and
powerful get in St. Pete Beach." -Resident Ms. Edney, on asking for the
city to address a drainage issue on her property.
"We received a designation from Gov. Crist that we are the sunset
capital of Florida... (St. Pete Beach) is certainly is a beautiful
place."-Mayor Mike Finnerty on the city's sunsets.
"The next one is to the Ringling Brothers circus." City Manager
Mike Bonfield, on upcoming senior excursions. Go to www.spbrec.com for
the list of trips for January through April.
"You know what is there now it is beautiful...I am a taxpayer on
St. Pete Beach and I am sick of it." -Coconut Inn Owner Joe Caruso,
after listening to a neighbor talk about possible code concerns with the
inn's landscaping improvements.

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Annual Christmas
Light Display
The Oakdale Christmas Display
located at 2719 Oakdale Street S. in
St. Petersburg boasts an estimated
225,000 lights. The display covering
nearly 1/2 acre features hundreds
of moving and animated items,
lots of inflatable and lit up figures
and displays, a walking yard tour
that includes an 18-train HO scale
model RR and a dazzling fiber optic
forest. For the kids there are hands-
on games and bubble machines.
Oakdale is off of Fourth Street just
south of 22nd Avenue S. Operates
nightly from 6-10 p.m. Free. Visit

Audition for "The
The Gulfport Community Players
will be holding auditions for Niccolo
Machiavelli's, "The Mandrake", on
December 26 and 27. Auditions will
be held at the Players' Back Door
Theater, located at 1619 49 Street
S. in Gulfport. Auditions will begin
promptly at 7 p.m. The director for
this play will be Frank Hale and he
needs: one male and one female in
their 20's; and five males and three
females ages 20 to 70.
The play is a comedy set in 16th
Century Florence and a lot of robust
action revolving around a man trying
to win the favors of a young wife of
a rich lawyer. It has magic potions,
love triangles, and a lot of very funny
Auditions are open to all in the
listed age bracket and will require
cold reading from the script. This
play will run from March 3 through
the 13, 2011 at the Catherine A.
Hickman Theater of Gulfport.
There is a map of just how to get
to the Back Door Theater on the
Players' website at: http://www.
gulfportcommunityplayers.org Drop
on in and try out for a part!

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Body Sculpt/Cardio
Kickboxing classes
Getajump start with your New Year's
resolution with two new classes.
These classes include a combination
of aerobics, strength training, and
kickboxing designed to raise your
heart rate into a "cardio zone". The
fee will be $5 per class or $8 if you do
both classes on the same night and
will be held on Tuesdays, starting
in January. Cardio Kickboxing is
from 6-6:45 p.m. followed by Body
Sculpt from 6:45-7:30 in the Game
Room at the Gulfport Recreation
Center. Please contact the instructor
Billie at 239-313-0876 or John at the
Recreation Center at 727-893-1079.

Seabird Sanctuary
Needs Your Help
Seabird Sanctuary is experiencing a
high volume of birds of prey rescue
calls due to the extreme high winds
and cold and needs the public's help
to save the birds.
Eastern screech owls are especially
vulnerable to the cold, and last
year the sanctuary rescued many
during and after the record-breaking
cold freeze. A high percentage that
arrived at the sanctuary during the
cold freeze last year didn't survive
due too much cold exposure or
The owls are very important birds to
the area as they help keep the rodent
and insect population, especially
roaches, down to a minimum.
The sanctuary is asking for the

public to help its rescue operation by
checking the grounds around their
homes or businesses for injured or
frostbit birds, especially the owls.
Please wear gloves when picking
the bird up, put the bird in a box,
provide air holes and keep it warm.
It is extremely important to bring the
bird immediately to the sanctuary or
call the rescue hotline at 727-391-
6211 to see if a volunteer rescuer is

Town Shores Library
They have a good selection of
romance and mystery novels. There

are also biographies, large print,
western and science fiction books.
Anything that doesn't fit into one of
those categories can be found in the
general section.
In terms of donations, they have
limited shelf space so they do not
accept technical, religious, how-
to, game or text books. Donated
paperback or hard cover books do not
have to be new but should be in good
When returning books, please do
not shelve them. Put them in the
bins. The volunteers who work in
the library will appreciate that. Call
381-8306 with questions.

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Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068

mygulfport.us and follow the links: City
Departments, Leisure services, Rec.
Open Gym- Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
Open Gameroom-Mon.-Fri., 10a.m.-2
p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
Teen Night Teens, age's middle school
to 17. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. An-
nual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
GRAM Ongoing registration contin-
ues for the 2010-2011 School Year Child
Care Program for children in Kinder-
garten thru age 14. Non-refundable an-
nual registration fee is $15 for residents
and $100 for non-residents. Program
hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended
hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra
charge. Transportation provided from
Pasadena Fundamental, Bear Creek
Elementary and Gulfport Montessori.
registration continues for the 2010-
2011 Tot Time Program for ages 3-5.
Non-refundable annual registration fee
is $15 for residents and $100 for non-
residents. The Tot Time Program is a

pre-school, hands-on program that aims
to make learning fun for children and
helps prepare them for Kindergarten.
Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12-
:00p.m. Two, three and five-day month-
ly options are available. Call 893-1068
for more information.

NEW CLASSES- Interested in teach-
ing a class? Call John at 727-893-
1079 for more info

CLASSES Call instructor for
more information
* Belly Dance Tues., 7:30 p.m. Call
Daniela at 561-302-6174.
* Body Sculpt/Cardio Kickboxing Re-
turns in January. Call Billie at 239-313-
* Fencing Wed., 4:30 & 5:30 p.m. Call
Jim Campoli at 813-855-3112.
* Gymnastics Fri., 5:30 p.m. Call
Barbara at 804-9400.
* Holistic Workout- Fri., 9-10 a.m. Call
Ian 459-8319
* Karate Mon. & Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Diane at 459-1399.
* Noisemakers Call Gabe at 345-
* Stretch-n-Tone Tues. & Thurs., 9-10
.a.m. call 893-1079

* Tai Chi -Tues. & Thurs., 9 a.m. Call
Marge at 345-6708.
* Tennis Tues., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6
p.m. Call Jack at 430-0690.
* Watercolor with Patsi -Beginners/In-
termediate-Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call Patsi
at 501-3559.
* Yoga in the A. M. Call Valerie at
* Yoga Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Tamara at 512-2763.

The City of Gulfport will now allow
bicycles on the Tomlinson Lake Skate
Park on SUNDAYS only for a trial pe-
Effective October 1st, all skaters/bi-
cyclists MUST purchase a new City
of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use
the City of Gulfport's Tomlinson Lake
Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly
placed on the helmet. Annual fee for
stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for
non-residents. Also, all -l1.I.--- 1.i.i
clists 17 years of age or younger MUST
have a signed parental consent form
filed at the Gulfport Recreation Center.
Availability to register: Monday Fri-
day, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

* Gulfport Library

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


Gulfport Creative Short Story
Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
One-on-One Computer Instruc-
tion: By appointment only--contact
Alex Hooks at the Reference Desk, or
call 893-1073.
Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve
Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45
pm. FMI: Call 727-323-7660.

Genealogy Discussion Group: Sat-
urday, December 18, 1:00 pm.
Short Stories Study Group: Mon-
day, December 27, 1:00 pm. Presented
by local chapter, Brandeis University
Women, and open to the general pub-
"About the Law" Study Group:
Thursday, January 13, 1:00 pm. Pre-
sented by local chapter of Brandeis
University Women.
Coffee/Talk Book Discussion:
Thursday, January 20, 10:00 am. Dis-
cussion of January Girl, by Goldie Tay-
lor. Copies of the book and discussion
guide are available at the Reference
Help Desk.


Open Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm
& Saturday: 10 am-4 pm

All meetings and programs are free
and open to the public


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ices City Sponsored Activities
i in the Community

Senior Center 550 27th Ave. So. 893-1231

Holiday Silent Art Auction: All
are invited to our Holiday Silent
Art Auction on Wed. Dec. 22 from
noon to 2:30pm in the Hickman
Theater Lobby. Includes 10 pieces
of artwork and 2 ceramic pieces.
Low starting bids. A great idea for
your last minute holiday shopping!
Other items also available for
"Joe Koehler Holiday Senior
Follies": Mark your calendars
now for the upcoming Joe Koehler
Senior Follies Holiday Variety
Show on Wed. Dec. 22 at 1pm.
Tickets: $7.00. Refreshments/door
prizes following the performance.
Tickets may be purchased online
at www.gulfportseniorfoundation.
org. Thanks to our Sponsors:
Brentwood Senior Community
Living; Deeb Elder Law; and Well
Care Inc.
Senior Day Trips: New
Year's Eve: 2 days at Seminole
Casino Immokalee, live NYE
entertainment at Casino w/
total $50 free play & $10 food
vouchers, during the day a 4-hour,
Caloosahatchee River Cruise with
buffet meal w/live entertainment
on JC Cruises, 1 night at Fairfield
Inn near Naples. $159/$189. Also,
Tampa Bay Downs Horse Racing
on Wed. Jan. 5 includes Clubhouse
Turn Buffet ($49). Call Carolyn
at 347-0806 for info on other Jan.
Telephone Reassurance: A
friendly phone call each morning
is available for Gulfport seniors
who live alone. City volunteers
offer this free service with your
safety in mind. Call now for more
GEMS Transportation Service:
Door-to-door transportation service
is provided for Gulfport seniors 55
& over. A $50 annual registration
fee is required and rides are $1.00
each way. All rides to the Senior
Center are free. Let us take you
to the barber/beauty shop, bank,
restaurant, medical appointments,
grocery shopping, social outings,
etc. Call 893-2242 to learn more
about the GEMS service.

AARP Driving Classes: are held on
the first two Tuesdays of every month
from 1-4pm. Call 368-3199 for fee info
or to register for Jan. 4 & 11 or Feb.
1 & 8. Must attend two consecutive

Support for Caregivers: Wed. at 2pm
Support for Diabetics, Mon. at 10am
Support for Grandparents Raising
Grandchildren, last Tues. at 10am
Support for Hearing Impaired, 1st &
3rd Mon. at 2pm
Support for Visually Impaired, 2nd &
4th Mon. at 2pm

Chair Yoga, 10:30am
Movie, Dec. 20 at 12:45pm, (Radio
City Christmas Spectacular w/the
Art Workshop, 1pm
Cards/Board Games, 10am & 1pm
Duplicate Bridge, 6:30pm
Tai Chi (Rec Center, 9am)
Quilting 10am
Stretching, 11:15am
Contract Bridge, 2pm
Euchre, 6:30pm
Harmonica Practice, 9am
Investment Discussion, 10:30am
Yoga (Scout Hall), 10:30am
Canasta/Pinochle, 6:30pm
Line Dance (Scout Hall), 9:30am
Tai Chi (Rec Center, 9am)
Wii Bowling, 1pm
Contract Bridge, 2pm
Italian Classes, 6pm
Knitters, 9am
Writers, 10am
Bingo, 1pm
Chat Room, 2pm

Join our E-mail List: Send us your
e-mail address at cdean@mygulfport.
us or sfrank@mygulfport.us and we
will send you our monthly activity
calendar and notices on special
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Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-1o7o
Faith Cathedral International Church:
9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays
Bible Study: 9:15am, 4th Sun.

5501 27th Ave. So.
Island Community Theatre
Dec. 16-19
Thurs.-Sat., 8 pm
Sun. Matinee, 2 pm
Tickets $15 Fri., Sat., Sun.
2 for $20 Thurs.
Call 727-430-2328 or

55oo Shore Blvd. So.
Fri., Dec. 31
7:30pm Doors open
Tks $20 Advance
Reservations suggested
Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun., Dec. 19
6-10pm, $7
Every Tuesday
Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7
12-1 pm Inter., 1-2pm Beg.,
2-3pm Dance
Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7
6:30-1st timers, 7-8-Beg. Lesson,
8-10:30pm Practica/Milonga
Every Wednesday
Swing Dance
6-8pm Lesson, 8-11pm Dance $7
Every Thursday
Salsa Dance
7-8:30pm Lessons,
8:30-10 Opm Dance $7

Gabber December 16 December 22, 2010

Local Obituaries
MERRILL, EMILY, 90, died
peacefully on Dec. 11, 2010. She was
born on Oct. 24, 1920 in Yugoslavia
and immigrated to the US in 1950.
She worked hard all her life and
had a gift for helping others. Loving
mother to Kathryn (John) Polento and
Betty (Tony) Brandelik. Survived by
three grandchildren and six great-
grandchildren, sister Elisabeth
(Karl) Riesinger and nephew Ron
(Joanne) Riesinger. Visitation will
be held Thursday, December 16
from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral
home with a graveside service to
follow at 1:30 p.m. at Royal Palm
Cemetery. ALifeTribute FuneralCare
- Gulfport.
96, of St. Pete Beach, loving helper
and mentor of four generations of
descendants, passed peacefully at
home at home on Dec. 9, 2010, in the
compassionate care of Hospice of St.
Petersburg. Born in Patton, PA on
March 31, 1914, she movedinher teen
years in Steubenville, OH, where she

attended cosmetology college. She
married the late Clarence Higgins
Sr. who passed in 1984, and was the
loving mother of Kathryn "Katie"
Hirshon, Clarence "Stu" Higgins Jr.;
and sister of Emma Jane Waterman,
all of the local area. A proud member
of the Wellsburg West Virginia Order
of Eastern Star for over 68 years, she
moved to Florida in the mid-fifties and
managed the Fun-N-Sun apartment
motel for 27 years in Gulfport where
she was well known and respected
for many additional years. She was
a skilled craftswoman and made and
decorated figurines for sale to locals
and tourists alike. Suffering from
near blindness, she lived with Katie
and son-in-law Maynard from 1994
to the end in Seminole and St. Pete
Beach. An avid reader and driver,
she accepted the loss of her vision
with good cheer and was a delight
to live with. She danced when she
could, played Bingo with gusto,
enjoyed Las Vegas slots and good
conversation. She loved everyone and
everyone loved her back. A member
of Gulfport and Faith Presbyterian
Churches in Seminole, "Nana" will
be sorely missed by her children as

well as her grandchildren, Darlene
Plumb, Deborah Walter, Mike
Higgins and Jeannette Ward, all
residing within 40 miles, as well as
nine great-grandchildren, Rebecca
Caster, Karen Pasqua, Brian Plumb,
Dustin Walter, Mike & Tony Higgins,
River, Bevyn and Brooklyn Ward;
and three great-great-grandchildren.
Service will be held at 3 pm on Dec.
28, at Faith Presbyterian Church in
Seminole. Please omit flowers. If you
feel the need, contribute to Suncoast
Hospice, or Faith Presbyterian
Church of Seminole, 11501 Walker
Ave. N, 33772, in her memory. Lewis
W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation
Service 727-393- 3481.
HANCOCK, 64, of St. Pete Beach,
died Dec. 5, 2010. Survived by a large
family of loving friends. For complete
obituary information, visit www.
South Pasadena, passed away Dec. 6,
2010. A private cremation has been
planned. Guestbook at davidcgross.
com, David C. Gross Funeral Homes,
6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911.

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December Events

HCAC Foundation Inc. is Hosting it's First Annual
New Years Eve Benefit Dinner for Prostate Awareness
Saturday Dec. 31, 2010
"Help Cure AH Cancer"
Cocktail Hour begins at 7:00pm. Dinner is being
It will be a great night of fun served at 8:30. The Relics will playing live between
and Entertainment. 9pm-1 am. Dinner is a five course meal, Starting
Dinner, Dancing, Live Band. with Hors d'oeuvres. The main centre will be your
7:00pm-3:00am choice of chicken or steak shish kebab over rice
pilaf with mixed vegetables, wedding soup and
Greek salad with cheesecake for dessert.
Tickets Must Be Purchased by December 26, 2010

F AChampagne toast at midnight, Ticket Price is Beer and wine also available.
You will receive a $3 5 -00 Dress is Cocktail Attire
4 x 1x 6 photo of your party per person Raffles, and Door Prizes to be given ai]way.

Spaghetti Fundraiser
For The Development and Research Studies
of Prostate Cancer.
Join Us In the Fight To Find A Cure
For Prostate Cancer.
Lunch/Dinner will include spaghetti,
salad, bread and Coffee, Tea, or Bottled Water

Tickets Can Be Purchased at
The Market Place of St. Petersburg
3951 34th Street South
St. Petersburg Florida
Booth 1600-1603
or Call 813-784-0854

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Saturday Dec. 18, 2010
between 1pm and 5pm
,.The Market Place of St. Petersburg
3951 34th Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida


Side Walk Sale Dec. 18 and 19,2010
Venders and Public alike are welcome to rent a space. 6 x 12
spaces are located on the front side walk of the Market Place.
Spaces are just $10.00
For more information contact:
Rachel at
Raffles will be held
Come See Santa!
He will be appearing between 2pm and 5pm Dec 11,12,18,19
Pictures will be $5.00 4 x 6 $10.00 8x10 a portion of profits
goes towards Prostate Cancer Awareness

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Playwriting Workshop
at Gulfport Arts Center
GULFPORT-Back by popular
demand, the Gulfport Arts Center, is
proud to once again offer a six-week
playwriting workshop taught by
local playwright Tinamarie Hansen.
Over the course of the workshop,
students will discover the elements
of playwriting and will be guided
through the process of creating a
10-15 minute one-act play.
The workshop is being held on
Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m.
January 18 through February 22 at
the Gulfport Arts Center located at
2726 54 Street S., adjacent to the dog
parks. Cost is $75. Space is limited so
pre-registration is encouraged. FMI
and to register contact Tinamarie
Hansen at 727-637-4331.

CTK Needs Clothes for
Clothes To Kids (CTK) has an
immediate need for new or gently
used boy's pants/jeans in sizes 6-16
and young men's jeans sizes 18-36.
Young boys' shoes sizes 12 to 6 and
men's sizes 6-12 are desperately
needed. Their supply is critically low!
If you are involved in an organization
that works with school-age boys,
consider doing a clothing drive
focused on pants and shoes. If you
visit a store or thrift store near you,
please consider purchasing little boy
and young men's pants and then drop
them off at the CTK location nearest
you. Help CTK ensure that every
child leaves with a complete week's
worth of school clothing.
New or gently used clothes and shoes
can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and
5 p.m. Monday-Friday at Clothes To
Kids two convenient locations. In
Clearwater at: 1059 N. Hercules Ave.
and our new St. Pete store at: 3251
Third Avenue N. Cash donations are
always needed to purchase clothing
in short supply and new underwear.
For more information, please call
441-5050 or visit their website at

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playing Duplicate Bridge. Duplicate
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more than one table of players, all
tables play the same hands hence
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Old Cell Phones can
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Donate your old cell phones to the
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provides seniors in Pinellas and Pasco
counties with free emergency cell
phones. The Area Agency on Aging
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cell phones, tests and charges the
phones, and then distributes them to
seniors in the community. For a full
list of the donation and distribution
sites in Pasco and Pinellas counties,
please call the Senior Helpline at
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St. Petersburg
Writers' Club
The St. Petersburg Writers Club
meets on the first and third Thursday
of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the West
Branch Library at the corner of 8th
Avenue N. and 67 Street adjacent to
St. Petersburg College. Anyone inter-
ested in writing, whether a seasoned
professional or a beginner, is wel-
come to attend.
The purpose of the club is to encour-
age every member to write more ef-
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priately. Most of the reading time
is devoted to members reading from
their works-in-progress and hearing
other member critiques.
Membership is open to writers of
all ages and all levels of writing skill
working in any literary genre. Dues
are $10 per year.
Guests and new members are
always welcome. For more in-
formation, call Martha Dupes
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Medicare open enrollment season for
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15 to December 31, 2010. Volunteers
are needed to help individuals
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an unbiased decision. If you have an
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vulnerable population, then SHINE
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SHINE volunteers are both active
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a volunteer, you will receive initial
training, continuing education and
a supportive environment with
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a By Bill Northrop BNorthrop@theGabber.com

It Belongs to You
What you earn in money or
anything else belongs to you, not
the government, even income you
get from the government. So-called
tax subsidies or breaks that are in
the form of deductions from taxable
income or direct deductions from
taxes aren't subsidies or breaks at
It's not the government's money in
the first place. Anything "given" to
you by the government was allowable
for a government-serving reason. So,
you earned that, too. If it is permitted,
it is permitted only because the
government representatives believed
that such permission would help
The reality is that government
can take only what you give it.

Government is Us. That is, it is Us
through our representatives and
they serve only at our discretion.
They are not self-sacrificing public
servants. They are not forced into
service. They chose that path and it
is not life-threatening. They can get
out anytime they wish.
As for "rich", rich is anyone who
makes more than you. Only partially
joking, but there's a huge "rich"
difference between two people
whose total income is $250,000, and
a lone income earner who makes
$1,000,000. Old Warren Buffett, the
billionaire who says the rich aren't
paying enough taxes wouldn't last a
day on $200,000.
Besides, most of his income comes
from his assets which produce interest
and dividends and aren't subject to

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his brain. Government isn't entitled
to it. The path he followed is open to
any one of us.
All that brings us to the now
infamous tax cuts bill trying to get
through congress (or maybe it has
gotten through congress by the time
this is read). In the first place, these
are no longer tax cuts. The tax rates
were set in 2003 to stimulate the
economy after two things: 1) the dot-
com bust of 1999-2000 and 2) the
9/11 terrorist attack. It worked, they
expire now.
The problem is that we're in a deep
recession. In a recession, you don't
grab money from the people even the
"rich" people, the five per cent who
pay 60 per cent of the taxes, and give
it to the government. An estimated
37 per cent don't pay any federal
taxes at all.
By the way, on this rich bit: everyone
who earns more than you do pays
more in federal income tax than
you do. Not only does the same rate
generate more revenue from income,
but the more you earn, the higher
your tax rate. At the top of the lowest
rate it is 10 per cent; at the highest
the effective rate is 29 per cent.
Of course, the government needs
the money. It is running a deficit
each year. But, here's an idea:
instead of giving government more
of our money tell them to spend less.
In fact, resistance to tax increases is
centered on the very real concern that
the more money given to government
the more it spends. It's a monstrous
money spending machine.
I'm for letting you spend your
money on something other than
government. Your money goes
for housing, furniture, clothing,
food, transportation, electronics,
education, recreation, traveling,
luxury items, saving, investments.
That money gets spent faster and
more efficiently than giving it to a
third party (government) to dole out
to others.
And, it gets redistributed to all
levels of society, and produces jobs
not to mention eventually returning
to government in the form of taxes.

What's on your mind?
Email your opinion to:
B Northrop@theGabber.com

Gabber December 16 December 22, 2010

American Legion Activities

O Post 125
6440 5th Ave. S., St. Petersburg 347-6085
Kitchen Open eakfast 8:30-11am Lunch Served
Lunch Served Kithen Open Dinner 5-7pm Breakfast 8:3011am No Lunch Served Ron's Karaoke 7pm 11am-3pm
11am-3pm 11-3pm Southern Knights Band Kitchen Open 2-5pm Euchre 1pm
Dinner 5-7pm 7-11pm Bingo 6pm
Southern Knights Band
Ron's Karaoke 7pm 7-11pm Kitchen Open
for Bingo

The Auxiliary is having a bake sale this Friday beginning at 4 p.m.
Tickets are on sale for New Years Eve. $30 person includes dinner, (5-7p.m.) party favors, champagne, dancing and
breakfast. Come ring in the new year with us!
Don't forget, Bingo is back, Wednesday 6p.m.
The Auxiliary is collecting aluminum pop tops for Ronald McDonald House. These may be turned in anytime at the
Have you forgotten that we have been sending packages to our soldiers? We are in desperate need of canned foods with
pop tops, powdered drink mixes, instant coffee, cookies, canned chops, crackers, lip balms, candy, baby wipes, batteries,
etc. These items may be dropped of at the Post at any time. For more information, please call Shirley at 510-1919.

Post 305
6999 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 367-1596
ALA Caf6
Bar Bingo 7pm Fish & Chicken Steak Dinner Sports 12-6pm Bucky Burgers Reg. Post Mtg. 6pm 6-8pm
Food Served 6-8pm 6-8pm 5-8pm
Harry 7-10pm Frank Caine
Entertainment Barry Karaoke Dee Karaoke 7- 10pm
7-10pm 7-10pm 7-10pm

ALA Cafe6 entrees vary monthly, appetizers & desserts also available. Phone 727-367-1596, www.post305.org
New Years Eve party Fri., Dec. 31, 7-lam. Hot & cold hors'doeuvre buffet, $15 donation, cash bar. Music by Second
Hand Smoke. Champagne toast at midnight. Tickets available at bar.


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Gulfport, So. Pasadena
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Kenwood, Northwest St. Pete
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Safe Boating Seminar
Start your 2011 boating year
off safely by attending a Boating
Skills and Seamanship program
that "guarantees" to increase your
boating knowledge and make you a
more knowledgeable, safer boater.
Programs are conducted from
7:30-9:30 p.m. each Tuesday and are
conveniently located on the USCG
base at 1300 Beach Dr. SE, St.
Petersburg. Visit www.cgaux72.info/
or call 727-898-1324 for information.
Completion satisfies the state of

Florida boater I.D. safety education

Junior Sungoddess
Scholarship Application
The Suncoaster's of St. Petersburg,
producers of the annual Festival
of States, are pleased to announce
that applications are now being
accepted for the 55th 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 Suncoasters of
St. Petersburg as goodwill
Avery Fox, a freshman at Duke
University is the current Junior
Sungoddess. Avery was selected
last spring while a senior at East
Lake High School.
Over $7,000 in scholarship awards
were provided to the winner and two
runners-up last year.
Applications are available in the
guidance office at all Pinellas County
high schools and on the Festival of
States website at festivalofstates.

Tons of Classes
for Toddlers
ST. PETE BEACH- The City of St.
Pete Beach's Recreation Division
offers a variety of classes catering
to toddlers ages 3 to 5.
Start Smart Sports teaches children
the fundamentals of sports such as
basketball, soccer, and baseball.
The program allows participants to
learn coordination while interacting
with their peers to build social skills.
Start Smart is offered Tuesdays and
Thursday from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.
Music, Movement and More offers
kids ages 3 to 6 incredible learning
and sensory experiences as they
sing, dance, make creative snacks
and much more. Class is held every
Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Art-tacular Adventures also offers
toddlers a chance to sing, act, create
and just be a kid! Classes are offered
Monday and Wednesday mornings
from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The Cheryl Lee Studio of Dance,
Hyde Tae Kwon Do and Bayside
Gymnastics also offer year-round
programs for ages 3 and up. Find
something to do with your toddler
every single day at the Community
Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.
Program prices vary so call the
Community Center at 363-9245
and find more information at www.

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78 has a 13-week continuous Safe
Boating program every Tuesday,
7:30 p.m., Warren Webster
Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-
Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 mile
south of Don CeSar). Start at your
convenience. First day, come at
7 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday
and finish 13 weeks later or take up
to two years to finish.
December program includes:
Christmas vacation December 21
and 28.
January program includes:
"Equipment for Your Boat" Janurary
4, W.i.. .u Watch\Trailering
Your Boat" Janurary 11, "Handling
Your Boat" Janurary 18, and "Your
Highway Signs" January 25.
Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes
new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim
at 360-4846, Warren at 321-7801, or
Phil at 865-2226.

Beta Sigma Phi
Beta Sigma Phi is an international
sorority which provides women with
a social and cultural outlet. The 12
chapters of Sunshine City Council
meet at various times depending on
the chapter format. Chapters may
participate and support a variety of
service projects in the area. If you
would like to learn more about Beta
Sigma Phi, please contact Susan
Henry at 244-8045.
Sunshine City Council will hold
their annual Spaghetti Dinner on
Saturday, January 15 at the Magnolia

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Club House, Five Towns from
5-7 p.m. Dinner includes spaghetti,
garlic bread, salad, beverage and
choice of a variety homemade
desserts. There will be a dessert
auction as well. The cost of a ticket
is $8.50 for adults and $3 for children
2-10 years old. Please contact Kay
Ansel at 343-5117 or Sharon Ingram
at 321-2849 to purchase your ticket
and place your reservation. This is
the annual ways and means event
for the council and is a fun evening
for all.

Laureate Epsilon Theta's annual
couple's Christmas dinner will be
held on Saturday, December 18 at the
home of Sharon and Rogers Ingram.
The co-hostess for the social is Valerie
Rankin. Sharon and Val will prepare
the meal for all members and guests
attending. An ornament exchange
among the ladies and a gift exchange
among the men will take place.
For more information, please
contact, Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

We hope the Communities of Gulfport, A
South Pasadena, and St. Petersburg 0
enjoyed our 25th Annual Lighted j
Christmas Boat Parade.

Special thanks to the Sponsors who put a
little joy in our Stockings:
Sunsail St. Pete Essential Elements
American Stage Georgette's Skin Care
Yacht Star Ship Shannon Hill Meyer LMT
Florida Orchestra Susan Smith LMT
Pia's Trattoria Spa 801 Inc.
LaCote Basque Marina Jacks
Sea Breeze Manor Harborage Marina
Core Fitness

Little Harbor Marina & Resort
Sirata Beach Resort
Kipps Colony One & Two
Salt Creek Marina
Little Harbor Marina & Resort
Vinoy Resort Marina
Fishermen's Village Marina
The Gabber
Your generosity will be remembered
through out the year.
The BCYC family wishes you a joyous holiday
season and prosperous New Year.


West Marine
Reef Dog Gifts
Gulfport Hardware
Gigi's Italian Restaurant
Stella's Deli
Teakdecking Systems Inc.
The Village Pub
Backfin Blue Cafe
Peg's Cantina
Progressive Marine Service

Gabber December 16 December 22, 2010

The Perfect 10 Nail Salon
Dive Bar and Grille
Domain Accessories
Burnt Store Marina
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club
Mattison's Riverside


Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 12/3
Suspicious Circumstances- 2800
BIk 58th St. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 6300
BIk Pasadena Pt. Blvd. S.
Street Obstruction- 2800 BIk 56th
St. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk 28th
Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 2600 BIk Tifton
St. S.
Noise Complaint- 700 BIk 59th St. S.
Saturday 12/4
Hit & Run- 2500 BIk 54th St. S.
DUI Investigation- 2200 BIk 52nd
St. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 5100 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.

Suspicious Circumstances- 5000
BIk 25th Ave. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 5000
BIk 25th Ave. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Violation of Court Order- 1100 BIk
53rd St. S.
Sunday 12/5
Suspicious Vehicle- 1600 BIk 49th
St. S.
Animal Complaint- 1500 BIk 54th
St. S.
Call for Officer- Tomlinson Park.
Domestic Battery- 4900 BIk Jersey
Ave. S.
Suspicious Activity- 5700 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Monday 12/6
Battery- 5600 BIk 29th Ave. S.
Hit & Run- 5100 BIk 29th Ave. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 1600
BIk 55th St. S.
Theft- 5700 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Domestic Battery- 5100 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Hit & Run- 5500 BIk 23rd Ave. S.
Vessel Stop(s)- Waterfront.
Tuesday 12/7
Suspicious Vehicle- 4600 BIk 29th
Ave. S.
Battery- 900 BIk 58th St. S.

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Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5200 BIk
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Wednesday 12/8
Truant- Trail.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Animal Complaint- 1700 BIk 12th
Ave. S.
Suspicious Person- 2300 BIk 53rd
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5000 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Theft- Tomlinson Park.
Trouble with Individual- 5000 BIk
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As the holiday season has kicked
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like to provide a few reminders:
* Do not leave packages in clear view
in your vehicle.
*Make sure you lock your car
* When using your debit card to pay
for your purchases, stand in front
of the machine to block others from
seeing your pin number. Remember
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* Have your keys and cell phone out
and ready to use before you walk out
of the store.
* When returning to your vehicle with
your purchases utilize a shopping
cart instead of walking out alone and
loaded down with packages; which
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*Be wary of persons offering to
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As with your physical well-being,
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to ensure that all relevant legal
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is recommended.
Many times, a yearly legal checkup
will uncover legal problems that
can be corrected before they cause
a major problem. For example, with
a birth or death of a loved one, you
may wish to reevaluate your will,
trust or estate plan. Like a physician
or dentist, a lawyer is trained to
diagnose legal problems or maladies
and recommend cures.
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lawyer should be able to anticipate
what remedial action is necessary
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In upcoming segments of this
publication, we will together explore
some of the common legal problems
uncovered by a legal checkup. As with
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if there is already a legal problem,
before it becomes more aggravated
and costly.
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The Inaugural 5K Run & Walk was
created to help raise funds to support
awareness, education, detection and
counseling for Prostate Cancer to
assist the J. West Cancer Foundation.
Support organizations are the
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce and
the City of Gulfport.
This event takes place on
Saturday January 8 at 8 a.m. at
the Historic Gulfport Casino, 5500
Shore Boulevard S. in Gulfport.
Registration starts now for $20, then
$25 after December 31. You will
find the race registration form in
the Gulfport Gabber. Runners and
walkers can pick up their packet and
t-shirt at the Casino, Friday, January
7 from 3-6:30 p.m. Late registration
is available at the Casino Saturday
from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. Also, you can
help a local cause and bring a non-
perishable food item at Race Day
for the Gulfport Senior Center Food
Amenities for participants will be
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Despite the wind, rain and dropping temperatures, the Roser Park Art Festival opened
for business Sunday morning. Although attendance wasn't overwhelming and many artists
had to shield their works from the rain, homes opened for the tour, people walked along the
bricked streets, and the festival went on.

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TALLAHASSEE- Across Florida,
more than 1.7 million people who
devote their time, energy and
finances to ensure their loved ones
are comfortable and safe will be
recognized this November during
National Family Caregivers Month.
Florida Telecommunications Relay,
Inc. (FTRI), the non-profit distributor
of specialized telecommunications
equipment for people with hearing
loss and speech disabilities, applauds
caregivers and is offering helpful
tools throughout November that
can improve the connection between
caregivers and loved ones.
FTRI provides free amplified
telephones to the estimated three
million Floridians with hearing
loss, a common health concern for
senior citizens. FTRI is encouraging
Pinellas County caregivers to inform
their family members about the state
program and point them to regional
distribution centers (http://www.ftri.
and eligibility information available
at www.FTRI.org.
FTRI provides a range of free
solutions, including the Clarity
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Florida resident who is certified as
having a hearing loss. The cordless
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speech enhancing technology makes
phone calls clearer and easier to
Florida Telecommunications Relay,
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501(c)3 organization that administers
the Specialized Telecommunications
Equipment Distribution Program for
citizens of Florida who are Deaf, Hard
of Hearing, Deaf/Blind and Speech
Impaired. FTRI is also responsible
for the education and promotion of
the Florida Relay Service. For more
information, visit www.ftri.org.

Oulfport Celebrates the Holidays with a Hoopla Celebration
By Leigh Clifton

Gulfport pulled out all the stops
last Saturday and dozens of vendors
displayed their wares, hoping to
snag some last minute or undecided
Christmas shoppers at the first
annual Holiday Hoopla. The street
was alive with street performers,
live music, strolling carolers and
Victorian-themed actors dressed
in period costume. There were
toys and the bouncy house for the
little ones, fabulous food from local
vendors and music from The Sons
of the Beaches Band as well as the
Paul Anthony Band, voted best in
Tampa Bay, 2009-2010.
Of course, no celebration would be
complete without Santa and Mrs.
Clause, whohappilyposedforphotos
with little ones (and some big ones
as well!). Many people seemed eager
to get some Christmas shopping
finished and had a huge variety in
unique and handmade gifts and
crafts to choose from. The weather
cooperated beautifully, only getting
chilly when the sun began to set.
Capping off the day's festivities
was Gulfport's Annual Christmas
Boat Parade, which drew hundreds
to the Gulfport Pier and the beach
to watch. Although the parade was
smaller than last year, the 16 boats
that passed by were brilliantly lit
with hundreds of lights and lots of
crazy people partying on board.
Christmas in Gulfport; it's
absolutely like no other place on

Christmas Carolers, led by Gail Byrne, take to
the streets to serenade passers by at the Holiday
Hoopla last Saturday afternoon.

Linda Gilbert, of St. Pete, picks out a tie-dyed scarf
for her niece's Christmas present at vendor Allis
Henry's booth.

Gulfport Boat Parade boats glide by the Gulfport
Pier last Saturday night.

Photos by Leigh Clifton

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Northwest St. Pete
Mom's Group
MOMS (Moms Offering Moms
Support) Club is an international
non-profit organization dedicated
to supporting stay at home moms
through weekly and monthly
activities, including age appropriate
playgroups from birth to all ages,

breakfast and lunch get together,
exercise groups and moms night out
events, just to name a few.
Most events are for moms and kids
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The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg
Suncoast meets every Thursday at
noon at Gigi's Italian Restaurant
in South Pasadena, located at
6852 Gulfport Boulevard in South
Pasadena. Guests are welcome to
attend these lunch meetings. For
more information, please contact
('hri-'l Wolf, at 727-822-2200,
extension 1.

Food Addicts
Food Addicts Anonymousis a 12-Step
program for people having difficulty
with food. There are no dues or fees.
They are not a diet and calories
club. They meet on Tuesday at
5:30 p.m. in the Friendship
Community Church on Treasure
Island, which is next to Foxy's near
the end of the T. I. Causeway. On
Thursday at 6 p.m. they meet at
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Goodwill Needs
Mentors for Youth
You could have a huge positive
impact on a teen's life by volunteering
just one hour a week as a mentor
for Goodwill's GoodGuides youth
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family violence and other challenges.
Young people are paired with
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County Announces
New Low Interest Rate
Dreaming of a new home but
having a hard time with financing?
The Housing Finance Authority of
Pinellas County is making it more
affordable with its First-Time Home
Buyer Program for individuals who
have never owned a home, have not
owned a home in the last three years
or veterans.
The interest rate for the Home
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reduced to 4.50 percent to qualified
borrowers. And if you need a little
help with down payment, up to $8,000
is available through the Home Key
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interest with payments deferred
until you sell, transfer, or refinance
the property.
For information, call the Housing
Finance Authority at 727-464-8210.

New Rules for
Tomlinson Skate Park
The City of Gulfport will now
allow bicycles on the Tomlinson
Lake Skate Park on Sundays only
for a trial period. During this trial
period, only bicycles will be allowed
at the Skate Park on Sundays.
Monday through Saturday, bicycles
are not permitted to enter the Skate
Park. These days will be strictly
enforced as noted by the penalties
listed below.
Effective October 1st, all skaters/
bicyclists must purchase a new City
of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to
use the City of Gulfport's Tomlinson
Lake Skate Park. Stickers must be
visiblyplacedon the helmet. Annual
fee for stickers is $5 for residents
and $10 for non-residents. Also,
all -k,.ii,-- 1iri-i-,4 17 years of
age or younger must have a signed
parental consent form filed at the
Gulfport Recreation Center which
is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S.
Any -k..,.ii-'ili-i found in
violation of these terms will be
subject to the following at the Police
Officers discretion: temporary
trespass, permanent trespass or a
minimum $88 fine.
Stickers and consent forms are
available at the Recreation Center
between the hours of 9 a.m. and
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forms are also available on the
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Departments, Leisure Services,
Rec. Center and Skate Park. The
web form must be notarized and
mailed to the Gulfport Recreation
Center along with a self-addressed
stamped envelope and check/money
order. A registration sticker will be
mailed to you upon receiving check/
money order and envelope. Please
make check/money order payable

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motto is 'been
there, done that',"
says Keith Sanders, from
Sanders Law, P.A.
He says that for two
reasons. First, he says
his more than 18 years
of experience as an at-
torney specializing in
handling "literally thou-
sands" of bankrupt-
cies 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 Chapter
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 situa-
tion 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
when I tell them how
embarrassing it was for
me to have to stand in
front of judges and col-
leagues who knew me
and go through the pro-
cess myself, that usu-
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Polish American Society
The Polish American Society, 1343
Beach Drive S.E., holds a dinner
dance every Sunday through May
22. Dinner is from 3-4:30 p.m. and
dancing is from 4-7 p.m. For dinner
reservations, call Beverly at 526-
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more at ease and under-
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Sanders has held a his kitchen. He has five
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Emergency Energy
Assistance for Seniors
Pinellas County Health and Human
Services Department provides
emergency energy assistance of up to
$600 to senior citizens unable to pay
their power bills.
Funds from the Area Agency on
Aging of Pasco/Pinellas Inc. can help
residents 60 and older in danger of
having their power disconnected
during the designated cooling and
heating seasons when demand and
bills are higher than normal. Eligible
seniors must have a crisis with a
delinquent notice from the utility
company or a notice that power has
been shut off to be considered for
help. They may also qualify to receive
repairs to a cooling unit or a voucher
for fans, heaters and blankets.
Eligible seniors can receive help
up to twice a year during each high-
demand season. Health and Human
Services staff members screen
applicants to determine if they meet
income limits. The income limit is
150 percent of the Federal Poverty
Guideline. For a household of one,
the limit is $16,245 a year. For two
people, the income limit is $21,855
(add $5,610 for each additional
member of family units with more
than eight members.)
Prospective clients can either stop
by a Health and Human Services
office or call for an appointment
and information. Call Annie Shaw
at 727-464-8400 in Clearwater or
Anne Eicher at 727-582-7781 in
St. Petersburg. Health and Human
Services offices are located at
2189 Cleveland Street, Suite 230,
Clearwater and at 1; 17 First Avenue
N. in St. Petersburg.
This program is funded by Area
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Korean War
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If you served in Korea during the
Korean War and up to the present,
you are eligible for membership
in the KWVA. They meet on the
third Thursday of each month at
11 a.m. at VFW Post 4364, 5773
62 Street N. in St. Petersburg.
KWVA Chapter 14 is dedicated to
preserving thehistoricalcontributions
of our military who have served and
sacrificed in the Korean theater from
1950 to the present.
They participate in numerous
charitable contributions to the
memory of our veterans such as
the creation of the beautiful and
inspiring granite Korean War
memorial at Freedom Lake Park in
Pinellas Park.
They also participate in parades;
as color guards for special events; as
honor guards for military funerals;
rendering support to members in
need; and participation in other
patriotic and charitable endeavors
along with various youth oriented

Of course there is always time for a
number of enjoyable events such as
picnics, dinners, get together, etc.
Their meetings reflect a relaxed
yet formal format which concludes
with sharing coffee, sandwiches and
pastries while engaged in pleasant
conversation and socialization with
members and guests.
For further information, call
Clarence Dadswell, member and past
President, at 727-522-6496.

Volunteers Needed
for Friends of Strays
Friends of Strays needs you if you
love cats! Friends of Strays no-kill
animal shelter is presently seeking
volunteers for positions at the Shelter
& Adoption Center location at 2911
47 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg.
Hours are 8 a.m. 4 p.m. daily. For
more information call 727-522-6566.

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Newton Avenue residents and elves Toni Carcione (left) Kristopher Carcione, Amy Sloane
and Sharon Gray stand with Santa (Aaron Parry) and Mrs. Clause(Anita Sloane) at the
Christmas Stroll on Newton Avenue in Gulfport.
This Christmas, Newton Avenue in Gulfport is ablaze with Christmas lights,
hand-painted murals of Christmas scenes and Santa and Mrs. Claus greeting
strollers along the block. The Inaugural Newton Avenue Stroll consists
of 11 Gulfport homes, from 56th St. South to 57th St South. As part of the
opportunity to give back to those less fortunate this
Holiday season, the block's residents are also accepting food donations for the
Metropolitan Ministries, gently used and new toys and books for the Christmas
Workshop of St. Petersburg.
Donation bins have been set up along the one-block route and the residents,
dressed as elves, will be serving hot cocoa and donuts donated by Dunkin'
Donuts. The local McDonald's has donated cookies for the kids and Walgreen's
has donated candy canes to give out.
The Stroll will continue Thursday, December 16th through Saturday,
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Santaland and Scientology Pageant", written by Kyle Jarrow and Alex Timbers. This
show tells the story of Scientology through musical vignettes.
Miss the M ark at American Stage The cast has some off-pitch moments but otherwise does a
By Cathy Salustri fine job with a lousy script. Halfway through the show, it
seemed as though the cast was saying that Scientology was
Scientology and a little like Buddhism with a few cult components thrown in
elves. That's what for good measure. People who are interested in Scientology
patrons should either learning about the real story behind the "church"
expect this year at or the bad press surrounding it should go see this show.
American Stage, People interested in a quality theatre experience should
although not at the not.
same time. This In all, both shows (with an individual ticket price of $25 or
year American a joint one of $40) appear hastily thrown together with little
Stage opted out of creative or financial attention from American Stage. These
"heartwarming," productions have none of the care or production values
trading it in for seen in last year's "This Wonderful Life" or in every other
"A Very Merry American Stage production. People who frequent American
U n a u t h o r i z ed Stage will be alternately disappointed in the selection or
1 h I d r e n s outraged at the ticket price there are no pay-what-you-can
f S iejntco I o g y nights.
Pageant" and In all, this reviewer was disappointed in the caliber of
"SantalandDiaries". both productions, although the fault lies with the company
These two shows rather than the actors. These shows, while acceptable on a
Brian Shea stars in David Sedaris' comedy, run at 7 p.m. and 9 community theatre stage at community theatre prices, fail
"The Santaland Diaries" through December p.m., respectively, American Stage's reputation.
22 at American Stage. every night through If you go: Tickets are $25 for one show or $40 for both. The
December 22. shows run at 7 p.m. (A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's
Because these two shows are not part of American's Stage's Scientology Pageant) and 9 p.m. (Santaland Diaries)
regular season, don't expect the full theatre experience through December 22. Call 823-PLAY for tickets.
American Stage generally delivers. The two one-hour shows Contact Cathy Salustri at
share a set, the remnants of the set from Opus painted in CathySalustri@TheGabber.com.
more festive colors. Likewise, don't expect a
program the theatre opted to hand out one
two-sided photocopied flyer for both shows.
If the theatre cut corners on programs
and set design, they did no such thing
with the talent. This year American Stage
presents "Santaland Diaries" again this
year their fourth presentation of this piece
since 2003. The first year American Stage
mounted Santaland, the production had
not only a stunning set but an actor who
created a role apart from David Sedaris's
depiction of the character. This did not E
happen this year, although Brian Shea
portrays Davis Sedaris, the piece's author,
brilliantly. People who find Sedaris' speech
impediment and mannerisms annoying
(as did this reviewer) should probably skip
this year's presentation of Santaland, but
Sedaris fans will love Shea's character.
Before Santaland comes onstage at Pictured (L-R): Alison Lea Bender, Jared Porter, Stephen Ray: Alison Lea Bender, Jared
9 p.m., audiences can also see "A Very Porter and Stephen Ray tell the story of Scientology in "A Very Merry Unauthorized
9 p.m., audiences can also see A Very Children's Scientology Pageant" through December 22 at American Stage.
Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology

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Gulfport Councilman Sam
Henderson Unopposed
By Cathy Salustri
Gulfport councilmember Sam Henderson will run
unopposed this coming election and Vice-Mayor
Michele King will not run for another term. When
the city's qualifying period for the 2011 elections .
ended Monday, only Ward Four incumbent Sam -
Henderson had declared candidacy for his ward.
"I can focus more on the city instead of
campaigning, because campaigning is my least
favorite part of the process Councilman Sam Councilman
Henderson said, adding, "I know that's part of it Sam Henderson
is unopposed.
and I was ready to do it, but I'm relieved."
The councilman ran his first campaign against
three others in his 2009 campaign. He won the election with 39.70% of the
vote, with just over 300 more votes than the runner-up for the seat, Courtland
Councilman Henderson asked the Gabber to let Gulfportians know that he
wants to hear from them.
"Even though I'm not running a campaign, if anybody wants to talk to me
about what I'm doing wrong or what I'm doing right, my phone number's out
there on the web site and they can call me anytime," Councilman Henderson
said. E-mail him at shenderson@mygulfport.us or call him at 744-6186.

Michele King Informs Residents
She is Not Seeking Re-election
Submitted by Michele King
It's just time for me to move on. Will and I have
had to deal with some personal issues this past
year. That has made me more aware of what is
important in my life. It's time for me to focus more
on my family.
We have had some really big successes for
Gulfport in the last 5 years and I am very proud _.
of all of them. From the passing of the HRO, to '
the new green building ordinance, I thank the Vice Mayor Michele King
Gulfport residents for supporting me in all these Will not Seek re-election
Make no mistake, I loved representing ward 2 and the people of Gulfport,
it's the best job I've ever had. Working with staff has been a great experience.
I have never worked with a better group of people. Their dedication to the
residents and the city is inspiring. The residents of this city have taken me
in accepted me, supported me and voted for me and I appreciate and love
them very much.
I became a target for a small group of people and beneficial programs for the
city became hostage to that group because of me. It's time to step down.
In my opinion, Gulfport's next step is the redevelopment of the 49th Street
corridor. Without helping new good business to thrive in that area Gulfport
looses its ability to grow. We need to embrace new techniques and programs
to bring good paying jobs to Gulfport and the 49th Street corridor is the
perfect place to begin.
My sitting on council jeopardizes that redevelopment. It's dumb and it's
petty, but it's true. This small group of people that have targeted me for the
past 4 years would rather see the 49th Street plan go up in smoke than agree
to a plan that I support. We've been through this before; everyone in this city
remembers the USF project. Because of this group we lost that project. When
it gets that stupid it's time to end it. And that's what I'm doing.
Thank you to everyone that's supported me these years on council. I
appreciate every one of you.

Candidates, from front page
Vice-Mayor King first took office in
2005. She won the 2009 race with
just over 65% of the vote. This will be
the first race for Ward Two without
an incumbent since 2005.
The Gabber will interview both
candidates after the New Year. If
you have questions you would like
them to answer, please forward
them to News@theGabber.com or
post them on our Facebook page,
accessible through the paper's web
site, TheGabber.com.

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evening from 7:30-9:30 p.m. with a
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Upon completing chapters 1-8,
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Gulfport Councilwoman Asks Water

Management District to Dredge Clam Bayou

Councilman Jennifer
Salmon and Resident
Jerry O'Reegan met
with the Southwest
Water Management
District last week

that people
were inter
Hagberg sai
levels of s
project prog

By Cathy Salustri "I want
On December 9, Gulfport every mon
councilwoman and Clam scientists, 1
Bayou area resident out in a kay
Gerry O'Regan met with the boom,
representatives from takes some
the Southwest Water and check,
Management District both sides
(SWFWMD) about the Ms. Hagb
Clam Bayou Restoration said he ha
project. The councilwoman differences,
asked SWFWMD Brandt project pe
Henningsen, chief the boom
environmental scientist, until the
and Janie Hagberg, senior completed.
professional engineer, if they The boom, t
would consider dredging the from the to
basin area behind the homes the bayou f
on 45th Street in Gulfport. a tremend
Councilwoman Salmon sediments,"
opened the meeting by said, the b
saying she and her son were an accumul
at Gerry O'Regan's home that was
when she saw the mud flat He also
behind his house. would rem
"It was not an extreme low had accuir
tide, but it was a low tide, area histo
which is why I ran down to restoration'
see how things look," she "Why coul
explained. She showed those same]
photos from the second story that have b
of Mr. O'Reegan's home, basin's been
then explained that she where the
went from his house to the been build]
city park, where she felt the long time...
water was deeper. She asked also clean u
if the restoration project in the bas]
might be increasing the reason?" th
sedimentation. said, indica
"The feeling I was getting, area behind
looking at this and talking home. "It'
to Jerry, is that basin is just everybody
building up even faster... that."
Are we actually creating a "Well,"
barrier to total flushing and said, "of co
it is still needed? I remember this discus
you said you hoped to see of times,
the solids falling out almost that quest
immediately," Councilman aware that
Salmon asked the Brandt sediments,
Henningson and Janie benthos, an
Hagberg. biological
Mr. Henningson said things usin
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would not see
nt until the ponds
connected. Ms.
d that SWFWMD
monitored the
ediment as the
to mention that
th one of our
dike Dalsis, goes
ak, and he checks
paddles around,
s the depth on
of the boom,"
erg said. She
sn't noticed any
and that the
rmits required
remain in place
restoration was

they said, reaches
p of the water to
floor. "If you had
ous amount of
Mr. Henningsen
oom might cause
ation, but added
not the case.
ove muck that
tulated in that
rically at the
s completion.
don't we clean out
kind of sediments
een settling the
another stopgap
sediments have
ng up for quite a
Why couldn't we
p the muck that's
in for the same
ie councilwoman
ting photos of the
d Mr. O'Regan's
s not natural,

Mr. Henningsen
urse, we've had
sion a number
we did examine
ion, and you're
we looked at the
the quality, the
d looked at other
parameters of
g the bayou, and

we came to the conclusion
that the bayou is functioning
and has a robust biological
community using it and that
the damage that would be
done by removing all the
benthos and the tremendous
expense of dredging it out
did not warrant it as a
restoration technique, but we
did examine it very closely,
because that was an initial
question: should we remove
those sediments?
"So the definition of working
is benthos diversity and
quanity?' the councilwoman
"What about the toxicity
of the water? There's very
little opportunity for any
organism to live there.
It's got multiple, multiple
toxins. How can that be part
of a healthy ecosystem?"
Mr. O'Regan said. He talked
about specific contaminants
such as polycyclic aromatic
hydrocarbons, or PAH's,
DDT, and others.
"It's a baywide issue, not
just a Clam Bayou one,"
Mr. Henningsen said of
the PAH levels. "It doesn't
mean it's not a problem for
Clam Bayou, but the PAH's
are found baywide." PAHs
come from, among other
sources, fossil fuels. A study,
released last year, indicated
that the sediments in Clam
Bayou had PAHs, DDT,
and other contaminants.
Mr. Henningsen stressed
that the levels were not
higher than the set PELs, or
permissible exposure limits.
Councilwoman Salmon
In past interviews, the
scientists who worked on the
study told The Gabber that
dredging would take the
contaminants out of the soil
and possibly disburse them
in the surrounding waters.
The Gabber asked Mr.
Henningsen and Ms.
Hagberg about dredging:
"This is not a new

conversation. Is there
anything anybody could
say that would convince
SWFWMD to dredge that
out? When does everybody
come to consensus?"
"Based on all the information
we have looked at, we have
come to the conclusion that
no, we should not dredge it
out," Mr. Henningsen said.
"The system is working.
That's not to say it doesn't
have some anthropogenic
impacts; that's not to say
there are not some pollutants
out there, but it's not polluted
to the point that it would
justify changing the system
dramatically by dredging
out all those sediments.
"If it was polluted to that
point, then it would...
provide that -uii.i.l '
Councilwoman Salmon
"If it seriously was
demonstrated that there was
a serious health hazard and
that there was that level of
justification, then that would
elicit a new discussion, but
right now the information
that is available to us does
not indicate that," Mr.
Henningsen replied. He did
not define "health hazard"
or what levels of pollution
would justify dredging.
The meeting lastedjust over
two hours. City manager Jim
O'Reilly and the community
relations liaison for the
water management district
also attended, although they
spoke little. Councilwoman
Salmon also mentioned
concerns about the depth of
the area behind the homes
on 45th Street.
"I've been here since 1951,
and to me, the bayou does
not look that different," Don
Sopak, public works director,

For the full audio of the
interview, visit the Gabber's
web site. Follow the link
to our Facebook page.
Contact Cathy Salustri at

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ing at $13/wk. 321-6965.

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

Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years
Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps.
439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312.
LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Clean-
ing, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush
Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris
Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave,

Gul7fport's Arboristfor Over 20 Years
* Limbs Cleared from the House Certified I
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Tree Service

Mowing, Edging, Hedge Trimming
Sodding, Planting & Mulching
323-4792 m

JEFF'S LAWN SERVICE- Mowing, Trimming,
Edging, Blowing, Yard Clean-ups. Leaf and
Debris removal. ALSO: Odd jobs. Reasonable
rates, 727-341-0185

METAL MOVERS- Quick PU, Appliances,
Trailers, Vehicles, also Furniture Disposal.
Dependable Service, Reasonable Prices. Free
Estimate. 727-480-2118.
DAN'S HAULING-341-1135. Full Service
Cleanups. Bobcat & Demo Work.

PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates.
Commercial Residential References Upon
Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.
Specialist. Interior/Exterior. Free Estimates.
Fair & Honest Rates. Lic.# C-8774. 727-546-

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

,, Call Charles
S* Toilets
Water Heaters
Sewer & Drain
Leak Repair
t1 -727-522-2508
Don Charlem CFC1427888

Seniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates

When You Need a Plumber ...Call the Best!

Why Replace, If It Can Be Repaired!

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Protect your Investment and give a fresh new
look to your bathroom. Call Caulk-Kings, 727-
HAIRCUT $10.00-Men's Body Waxing, Chest
$25. Back Massage $2.00 Open M-F 9-5pm.
Sat. 9-2pm. We Serve Adults Only. Stadium
Barber Shop. 900 1st Ave. N. St. Pete.
Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All
Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632.
Traditional Christmas Magic. Home & Office
Party, Gift Delivery, Photographs. Santa Visit
727-643-5407. Santa's Email
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Opportunity. Part-Time from Home. Go to
www.abminfo.com Sign up Online. ID #3011
David S.

CUSTOMER SERVICE-Correspondent Work
at home or in our Office. Coordinating Sales
and Requests for taking Orders for nterna-
tional Customers. Foreign Languages Helpful
but not required. Salary or Commission, send
resume or call 1 -800-872-9729.
Hours open. Work home a possibility. Resume
rrmediates @aol.com

2006 CADILLAC SPORTS-Sedan. Ag Condi-H
tion, Only 36,700 miles. Sunroof, Navigation,
father, GM Warranty $21,500. 727-345-

24x8'x8'h, Rear doors, side door. Can be seen
at Stephen's Trailer Storage Lot, 7358 46th
Ave. N. 727-545-5586.

REWARD $325 MINme,
For Junk or Used Cars Trucks Vans Honest
Same day service Title or Not, Free Towing
727-564-0831 or 727-542-8705.

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UP TO $500
Paid For Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans. 727-458-
7710, 727-458-3721.

DISHWASHER $75- Refrigerator, $50.
Roaster(s) $15. Meat Cutter, $25. Call 727-
867-7290 for more information.
$250 FUTON COUCH- Wood Frame, Full
Size. 9" Mattress, 1 Year Old, New Blue Cover.
Futon Chair, $100. 727-656-5420.
board, Dresser, Mirror Chest & Night Stand
$599.00. To See Call 727-322-8171.

Sign-up with top seller Or purchase products.
Call Mirzana 727-453-2637
thentic, 10.5"x15.5", Choc., Brown & Beige.
Dust Cover, Still in Original Wrapping. $75.00.
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
Juniors and Women's. Call 327-5605.
IMAC 8.1 Apple Computer, $1400, Selling
$700. Outdoor Lehman 16" Train Set, $175.
Call 727-343-3667, Gulfport.

All Kinds. Also Flatbed Trailer 4' x 8'. Call Frank
ens, Childrens, Small Furniture, Guitars, Lots
of household, Gifts and more. 5226 Gulfport
Blvd. S. Wed thru Sat. 727-698-0514
POOLTABLE-Elegant, All Accessories includ-
ing Light $650 O.BO. Also Beer Stuff. Crystal,
Porcelain, Pewter Figurines and Lots More!
727-867-5744 Leave Message.
through 26w. Call for appointment. 327-7170
or 727-290-5310.

19 FOOT ODAY- Mariner. (1970) Sailboat. 2
window cabin, good sails, newer trailer. Paint-
ed and being restored. $2,000. 727-319-4752
age. Furuno Radar Navnet System. One 10.4"
display, two 7" displays, network sounder. C-
MAP software. Zodiac Liferaft. ACR Search-
light. Jensen AM/FM/CD/WX. Std. Hz VHF/
FM. Lewmar Windlass. Original receipts total
$17k. Asking $6550. Call 727-639-0951 for
more info.

Package. Furuno Radar Navnet System. One
10.4" display, two 7" displays, network sound-
er. C-Map software. Zodial Life Raft, ACR
Searchlight. Jensen AM/FM/CD/WX. Std Hz
VHF/FM. Lewmar Windlass. Original Receipts
Total $17k Asking $6550. Call 727-639-0951
for more info.

BICYCLE WANTED-Men's, Hybrid or Moun-
tain, good condition, 15" frame, trigger shift.
St. Pete Beach area. 727-360-0504.

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includes notarized affidavit of publication and
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700 51st St. So.
Gulfport, FL. 33707
(727) 321-9114
Friday, December 17, 2010
starts @ 10:00am
Inventory Includes:
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Household Goods, Childrens Toys, Clothing
UNIT #713 Walter Holder
Furniture, Bedroom Accessories, Televisions
Living Room Accessories, Stereo Equipment, Desk,
Vacuums, Mattress, Tools, Luggage

January 8, 9-5p.m. Bottles, Pottery, Postcards,
Stoneware, and Much More! 160 Tables At
the Manatee Convention & Civic Center. One
Haben Blvd & Rt. 41, Palmetto, FL Satur-
day Admission $4. Early Admission Jan 7th,
4-7:45p.m. $15.00 Good Both Days. $1.00 off
with this ad.
2809 52ND ST. S.-Fri. Sat. & Sun. 8a.m.-3p.m.
Three-family. Florida memorabilia, books, Lots
of stuff!
Perfect for Holiday Gifts. Fri., Sat. & Sun.
10:00am.-3:00pm. Weather Permitting. 2025
53rd St. S.
STORAGE UNIT SALE- Gulfport Storage Unit
#B-11. 4924 Tangerine Ave. S. Estate Mer-
chandise, Antique Furniture. Fri., Sat. 9-3pm.

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2BR/1BA-Walk to beaches, shopping, on
Corey Ave. Fenced backyard, new kitchen,
central H/A, $950/mo. + 521 77th Ave. SPB.
727-643-9163 or 643-9329.
GREAT DEAL!-$800/Mo. includes water, elec-
tric & cable. Great Location near SPC. Remod-
eled 1Br/1Ba. C/H/A, W/D, No Pets. Karen,
COZY 1BR UPPER- With small deck over-
looking beautiful courtyard. 2 Blocks from
Beach. Walking distance to everything in Gulf-
port. $575 & Electric & $575 Security Deposit.

Apt., 1BR/1 BA, Walk to Beach, Yearly Lease,
$595/Mo. 1st, & Security. $25. Application Fee.
www.coquinaplace.com 727-417-6915.

5208 27th Ave. S. Walk to Arts District and Wa-
terfront, Large 1BR/1BA, (two available) Den,
Diningroom, Kitchen, White Picket Fence,
Brick Streets, Porch, High Ceilings, W/D,
Large Backyard, $585 & $635/mo. Available
Immediately, Call 727-452-8566.

MOVE IN SPECIAL-$300/Security. 2725 54th
St. 1BR1BA Upstairs $575/Mo. 2715 54th St.
Sm. 1BR/1BA Upstairs $475/Mo. 2210 53rd
St. 1BR/1BA w/Bonus room $575/Mo. All In-
clude W/S/G 727-239-6983.
CUTE, QUIET 1BR/1BA APT.-ln the Heart of
Gulfport Art District. Beautiful Kitchen, Fresh
Paint, Dishwasher, W/D Hook-up, Lg. Walk-in
Closet. Walk to Beach, Shops, Restaurants .
$625/Mo. 727-687-0568.

CLEAN AND NEAT-1 BR Apt. on Lake Mag-
giore. Nice Quiet Neighborhood on Cul-de-
Sac. Washer/Dryer. $650/Mo. Utilities Includ-
ed. No Dogs 727-637-4477.
2BR/1.5BA CONDO-in Five Towns 55+ Com-
munity. Newly Updated. $795/Mo. Includes
Gas for Cookiing & Heating. All Recreational
Facilities. Water, Trash & Sewer Services.
Bright House Cable. 727-548-7641.
New Paint, CHA, Large Living Room, Fenced
Yard, Utility Shed, $575/Mo., Newton-50th,
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 727-822-2200.
NEWLY RENOVATED-Unfurnished, 1 BR/1 BA
Apt. w/own parking adjacent to entrance. $635/
mo. One month deposit/credit check. 727-631 -
5461, 2810 53rd St. S.
2519 BEACH BLVD.- Cute 1BR Cottage,
C/H/A, Custom Tile Floors, Near Park &
Beach. N/S. $625/Mo. Call 727-822-2955.
Stetson. 1BR Apt, Tile, Newly Remodeled. No
Application Fee. 4926 29th Ave. S. 727-729-
0385 or 727-543-1789.
FOR RENT/SALE-House, 2 Blocks to Stetson,
2BR/1BA/1CG, Large Yard, Florida Room,
Wood Floors, CHA, Washer/Dryer $900/Mo.
or $119,000. 727-347-4555.

WE GO THERE! 321-6965

lovely 2BR w/oversized Florida room. All new.
W/D hookups. 1-3 blocks to shops, library,
beach. Pets considered. References. $860/
Mo. 1 month free with a 13 mo. lease. 727-
cious, screened porch, fenced yard, covered
parking, personal Washer/Dryer room. Great
neighborhood. $1000/Mo. includes water.
Please call 727-341-0310.
Home is All Brand New! Nice Appliances,
CHA, Laundry. Wonderful Location. Available
Now. $850/Mo. Call 727-657-1259.
and Cozy 1 BR. Includes Cable TV & W/S/T.
$650/Mo. Don Taylor, REALTY EXECUTIVES.

Annual or Short Term. Nottingham Bldg.
2BR/2BA 1250sqft. End Unit, Magnificent
Views. Brand new carpet, paint & tile. Avail-
able Furnished/Unfurnished. 678-222-8403.
ST. PETE BEACH- 1 BR/1 BA, Water included,
Block from beach. Near Restaurants, busline.
Excellent Condition. $610/Mo. 2BR/1BA near
Stetson, $725/mo. 727-345-7036.

CHATEAU TOWER-Magnificent View, Balco-
ny, 6th floor, Very Nice! Walk to S. Pasadena
Shopping Center. 1BR/1.5BA, Cable, Washer/
Dryer, Dishwasher, Pool, Sauna, Gym, all
Amenities. No Smoking/Pets. Yearly Lease.
$800/Mo. ist/last/Secunrity. 7050 Sunset Dr.
727-482-3743, 727-343-6339.

SUNSET BEACH-1 Block to Beach. Nice
1BR/1BA Condo on Water. New Paint and
Carpet. Newer Appliances. Fishing Dock.
$750/Mo. Joel, 727-251-0350.
NORTHEAST ST. PETE- Senior Condo, 1 BR,
spacious, covered parking, nice complex,
$485/mo. or for sale at $24,000. 727-418-

TWO 1BR APTS.-Partially Furnished. $525/
Mo. plus $525/Security. Includes Utilities. 55+
Park, No Pets. Located at Twin Gables 4097
46th Ave. N. 727-521-6042.

3BR/2BA ST. PETE-Clean, Large
Kitchen,CHA, Tile throughout, Fireplace,
Fenced Yard, Utility Shed, $925/Mo. 18th Ave.
N. & 24th St. N.727-215-6006.
Reserved Parking, Includes WSG, Laundry on
Site. 1 Story. 3017 49th St. S. 727-321-8582.

4/2 & 3/1 HOUSE- All Redone, Pristine Condi-
tion. Gulfport/St. Pete Area, Close to Schools
& Shopping. Section 8 Only. 727-565-5565.
BEAUTIFUL VIEW-of Boca Ciega Bay. 31st
Ave. S. at 49th St. S., Gulfport. Quiet, Eco-
nomical 1/1, 2nd floor south Apt., Any Age,
Sm. Pets, Long-term Only. $475/Mo. +Utilities.
Email: dameoliver@verizon.net or Call 727-
343-3843 for Info Sheet or Appt.
Mo. plus Security. No Pets. 727-367-1408.
side Utility, Florida Room Plus Screen Room.
Rear Patio, Corner Lot. $750/Mo. & Security.
Pets. 727-439-2696.

7401 5TH AVE. N.-1BR/1BA, $525/mo. Gi-
ant 1BR w/private balcony. $625/mo. Large
2BR/1BAw/patio, $725/mo. Laundry, off-street
parking. Pets negotiable. 727-251-5546.
GULFPORT 3BR HOME-Freshly Painted and
Newly Updated Kitchen & Bath. Fenced Yard,
Inside Laundry. $750/Mo. plus Security 727-
Furnished. Electric, Water & Cable Included.
Nice/Quiet. $225/Wkly. plus Deposit. No Pets/
Smoking 727-321-5146.

Ift X Rentals & Realty, Inc.

(727) 867-3767
Full service Property Management
Contact us for your Rental needs
Houses, Multi-Plexes & Apartments

dated Kitchen. 5114 Preston Ave. S. $995/
Mo. Call Jason & Leave a Message. 727-542-
Newly Remodeled. $700/Mo.Tenant pays Utili-
ties. Washer/Dryer on Premise. Carpet & Tile.
WALTON REALTY 727-458-3613.

3Bedroom/2Bath Blocks from Beach. Fla.
Rm., Laundry Rm. with W/D. Ceiling Fans,
C/H/A, Lg. Fenced Yard and Shed. $1150/Mo.
plus $850/Security/Damage Deposit. 727-942-
7606 or 727-278-4852.
Need Part-Time Handyman, Possible Live-In.
and Bath. Close to Bus/Shopping. Background
Check Required. Pasadena/Gulfport Area.
Perfect for Mature Adult. 727-434-0424.
Mo. (69th Ave./Sunset Way) Ceramic Floors,
Porch, Great Location, Private Aloha Paradise.
Flowers & Trees. Near main Upham Beach,
Shops, Bus, Parking. 718-389-6643.
QUIET DUPLEX,-Garden Setting, Well Main-
tained. 2BR/1 BA, CHA, Ceiling Fans, Spacious
Closets. Water/Garbage Included. $775/Mo.
plus Security. No Section 8. 727-424-6085.
5224 1ST AVE. S. 4 YEAR NEW 3/2/2- C/H/A,
W/D Hookup. $1100/Mo. Call 244-0989. Avail-
able Now!
2BR/1BA GULFPORT-Seasonal $1175/Mo.
2220 59th St. S. (near Pasadena Yacht &
Country Club). Security Deposit $1000. Nice!
email for details-must include location in reply:
rufescens @aol.com
1BR APARTMENT-Newly Remodeled, Beau-
tiful. Move-in Now No Rent til January. South
of Gulfport Blvd. Call Rick 727-418-0086

FURNISHED ROOMS- Share 3 Bedroom with
older gentleman. $99-105 per week. Secu-
rity. Includes Util., Cable, Wi-fi. Quiet Wooded.

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ISLA DEL SOL-Vacation Rental.Club Bahia.
Fantastic Waterview, 2/2. Beautifully Fur-
nished. Fitness Center, Pool, Fishing Dock.
View Photos at
www.realtor.com MLS# 7446152
shellrealty@aol.com or Call 727-867-5536.

from $400-$500 Monthly. Applications and
Criminal Background Checks Required. Con-
tact Home Share Pinellas 727-945-1528 www.
ROOMMATE WANTED- Pasadena/Gulfport.
Full House Privileges, Utilities & Wireless In-
ternet Included. 727-344-0509.

1200 sq. ft. on South Pasadena Ave.
Very good exposure, signage, parking.
$900 plus cam

rooms, $800/Mo. on Corner Lot. (135'x104')
Rent/Sale at 801 49th St. S. 727-527-2087.

Sunday 12-2PM. Town Shores Nottingham
#412 1BR/1BA Many Updates, Must See
Water View at $84,900. Bill Sampson BAIRD
REALTY GROUP 727-776-7280.

BEAUTIFUL VIEW-of Boca Ciega Bay. 31st
Ave. S. at 49th St. S., Gulfport. Quiet, Eco-
nomical Condominium. 1/1, 2nd floor south,
Any Age, Pets, Available Now. Asking $59,750.
Email: dameoliver@verizon.net or Call 727-
343-3843 for info Sheet or Appt.

From the moment you walk in, you will be impressed with this
large private corner. Laminate floors on living area. Tile kitchen
& baths. Remodeled picture perfect kitchen. Covered parking.

port home is within a short walk to the beach.
ood floors, a screened enclosed porch,
fenced yard, and a one car garage are only
part of the charm. $99,900. Call LUBIN TEAM
REALTY, 727-410-5707 anytime.
2BR/1 BA Conveniently Located, Newer Con-
struction. Eat-in Kitchen, Large Fenced Back-
yard. Low Down Payment! DAVIS SUNCOAST
EALTY 727-595-7592.
magnificent view, balcony, updated bath-
rooms, beautiful floors, washer/dryer, covered
parking. No realtors. $222,000. 727-244-2268.

(135'x104') 801 & 807 49th St. S. Gulfport.
$25,000 Down, Owner Financing $179,000.






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$39,000: 2/1, Mobile, Gulfport, Beachway Resident Owned Park,
Make an Offer
$85,000: 2/1/1, Gulfport Charm, Open Kitchen/Living Room, Family
SRoom, Big Yard, Small Deck, Updates, Fresh & Clean, New Appliances
$85,000: 2/1, Clean Bungalow, Gulfport, Enclosed Garage Workshop, Den,
1u Fenced, Alley Access Carport
$115,900: 2/1.5/1, + Bonus Room, Mainlands Condo Home, 1440 Remodeled
sq. ft., Over 55, Pets Allowed, Pool, Water View, Golf Nearby
$139,900: 2/2/1, Solid Masonry, Gulfport, Nice Family Room with Closet
g Could Easily Be Third Bedroom, Good Condition.
$139,000: 3/1.5, 1346 sq. ft., Lots of Extra Parking, Big Family Room, Park
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$159,900: 1/1.5, Diplomat Condo, Spectacular Views, Quality Updates,
^_ Tastefully Furnished (furniture included)
$259,000: 3/2/1, Master Suite, Granite Counters, 1611 Sq. Ft., Large Fenced
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3115 Beach Blvd. S.
Gulfport, Florida 33707
BILL MEREDITH: 727-224-5129
DEANN MEREDITH: 727-224-5126
FAX/OFFICE: 727-344.4499
Email: homes@gulfportrealestate.com

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views. Gleaming wood floors, eat in kitchen, laundry room & private tiled balcony. 1 car carport, priced at
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TOWN SHORES Groton #114, 2 bed, 2 bath, custom ground floor unit, a must see, Building
allows patios on 1st floor units, park at door. Asking Price $175,000
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workshop, parking for boats, trailer, etc. Priced at NEW PRICE $259,900
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