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Caring & Sharing for
the Holidays Fundraiser
By Michael J. Yakes
A high number of financially challenged
families live within the Gulfport area. In
an effort to enhance the qualify of life
for those less fortunate, the Michael J.
Yakes Foundation has been established.
The Foundation's "Caring and Sharing"
programs will provide food and dietary
information, financial assistance and
Former Gulfport support for the Michael J. Yakes
Mayor Mike Yakes Recreation Center's Tot Time and after
school programs, working closely with
the Parks and Recreation Center. As the Foundation grows,
so too can the programs expand to enhance the quality of
life within our community.
See Fundraiser, page 2


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A Gulfportian Gothic

Dan andJuju Stevens dressedfor the second annual Gulfport
Thanksgiving on the Beach (also called the Gecko Gobble or
the Gulfport Social Thanksgiving). Organizers estimated
that almost 100 people attended the event, organized by -
among others Jon Ziegler and Leigh Hanson.
Everyone brought a dish to share and event organizers
provided plates, flatware, and napkins. Organizers used
Facebook to carry out the day's event, which included plenty
of food, bocce ball and corn hole.
"For so many of us without the big family around any
more," Lou Miliano posted on the event's Facebook wall.
"This was terrific. What a great idea to be with old friends
and make so many new ones."

Sewer Emergency
Storm sewers in one of the city's
more exclusive neighborhoods
recently started to fail.
Four 48" corrugated metal
sewer pipes run from Gulfport
Boulevard to and through the
Pasadena Place neighborhood
in the Pasadena Yacht and
Country Club. These pipes, less
than 20 years old, have started
corroding, and recent rainfalls
have caused the road to cave in
over the rotting sewer lines.
"The heavy rains of September
and October caused a portion of
the asphalt roadway to collapse
over two of the pipes," Mr.
Sopak, the city's public works
director, said in a memo to
See Sewers, page 39

Marina Begins
Long-awaited marina improve-
ments took a first step Tuesday
night at Gulfport City Council.
City Council voted to spend just
over $48,000 for construction
services, design, and project
administration, of the new live
aboard facility and a renovation
to the existing ship store.
City council voted to pay
Renker, Eich,Parks, Architects
to design the new building. The
two-story building will not have
any living space on the first floor
to satisfy code requirements.
The second floor will include a
harbormaster's office, laundry
facilities, showers for men and
women, a day room, a computer
room, janitorial facilities, and
miscellaneous mechanical
rooms. The building will have
an elevator.
Estimates place the total
construction costs at $654,000.

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As you know, financial support is
extremely important to provide these
greatly needed services. We therefore
have scheduled our first annual
fundraiser, "Caring and Sharing
for the Holidays" which will be held
on December 7th at 3015 Beach
Boulevard S. (Bo-Tiki) from 2-6 p.m.
The Christmas Extravaganza &
Fashion Show will feature Christmas
carols sung by students from
Gulfport Elementary, silent auction,
50/50 raffles, door busters, music,
cocktails and hors'duerves/tapas and
is sponsored by ('1I.nlIy's, Bo-Tiki
and MaddyG Realty.
The Foundation would like to ask for
added support from our friends in the
community who can donate auction
items. It is a win/win situation when
we benefit from your donation and
you receive the good will which comes
as a result of your generosity.
The Michael J. Yakes Foundation's
ability to operate is due, in large part,
to the generous support of individual
donors who believe in our mission
as well as gifts from businesses and

Gulfport's First
Friday Art Walk
While shopping for that perfect gift,
visitors can meet and purchase the
works of talentedindependent artists,
craftsmen, authors and entertainers,
stretched over a half-mile up and
down scenic Beach Boulevard at
Gulfport's First Friday Art Walk
on Friday, December 6th, from
6-10 p.m. While browsing the art and
craft booths, don't miss Gulfport's
unique shops, boutiques and galleries
and enjoy dinner at one of over a dozen
fine restaurants within the area.
Live musicians appear at several
venues throughout the waterfront
district. There is no admission fee for
visitors and complimentary parking
is available nearby with courtesy
trolley rides available from off-site
parking areas. Gulfport events are
pet and family friendly. Experience
a shopping, dining and cultural
experience unlike any other. The
event is located near the surrounding
area of 3129 Beach Boulevard S.,

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Neuropathy is one of the most common forms of debilitating
nerve diseases of the legs and feet. It is estimated that one in
seventeen people suffer from this illness.
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and addictive medications. We can help you too.
Dr. LaTorre is the nationally recognized preeminent
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St. Pete Beach
Boat Parade and
Tree Lighting
Join them on Friday, December
6th, for their holiday boat parade
and tree lighting. This free event
will be held at Horan Park located
at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Enjoy
crafts, music, lighting of the
Christmas tree, a visit with Santa,
music, food and refreshments. The
boat parade starts at 6 p.m. at the
Blind Pass Bridge and heads south
to the Bayway Bridge. Start off your
holiday season with some holiday
cheer! Go to for
more information including the
parade route and boater application.
For more information call 727-363-

Gulfport Lions
Pancake Breakfast
The Gulfport Lions will be
presenting their second Pancake
Breakfast of the season on Saturday,
December 7th from 7 a.m to 11 am.

Please note these new serving hours.
Breakfast will be served at the
Gulfport Lions Center, 4630 Tifton
Drive S. in the Gulfport Marina
Area. Event includes ancakes with
syrup, scrambled eggs and sausage
with coffee or tea to drink, and all you
care to eat at the donation price of $5
per person. Bring your entire family
and friends and spend an enjoyable
morning overlooking beautiful Boca
Ceiga Bay. You might even see some
manatees. Children really love these
This year as in the past, we ask you
to bring a toy unwrapped to put into
our Christmas Toy Box. They will be
making their annual Christmas toys
and food distribution soon. In lieu of
bringing a toy, they will accept cash
donations designated especially for
this purpose.
When you come and support our
fund raising activities, you are
doing much to help us help those
in need. Gulfport Lions is a service
organization, meeting the needs of
those less fortunate, especially at
this time of the year.


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First Friday Flea Market
Come visit the Gulfport Senior
Center at 5501 27th Avenue S. on
Friday, December 6th from 9 a.m. to
noon to find your perfect item. They
have jewelry, art, household items,
small furniture, knick knacks and
more all at bargain prices. You never
know what treasure you might find!
For more information or to learn
how you can donate call Rachel at

Help send the Marching
Band to Atlanta
The Lakewood High School Marching
Band is trying to get to Atlanta to
watch some of the country's top
show-style bands in The Honda
Battle of the Bands on January 25th.
To try and raise money, the band
will be hosting a community garage
sale in the school parking lot at 1400
54th Avenue S. in St. Petersburg on
Saturday, December 7th, renting
vendor spots for $15. The sale is open
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Set up for
sellers is from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Get your City of
Imagination Calendar
The City of Imagination is proud
to present their annual fundraising
wall calendar, a Flock of Artists,
featuring the work of thirteen
Gulfport artists! On sale now at
several Gulfport merchants and
the Tuesday Fresh Market, the
calendar will be launched officially
at a special artists' reception at
the City of Imagination, 2726 54th

Street S., (between the dog parks)
this Friday, December 6th, from
6-9 p.m. In addition to meeting the
participating artists, attendees will
be treated to the music of Johnny
Roth, wine, hors d'oeuvres, desserts
and a silent auction. This year's
calendar, conceived and designed by
COI vice president Ciara Carinci,
includes work by Nancy Cervenka,
Patsy Aguero, Stone Handy, and
Keith Stillwagon.

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Celebrate Trees
and Traditions
Heritage Village will present Trees
and Traditions, a Pinellas holiday
celebration from 1850 through 1950,
on Saturday, December 7th from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This special day of
holiday-related activities includes
children's activities and crafts,
holiday music, tours, a special visit
from Santa Claus and a Holiday
Guests may visit the Heritage
Village's historical houses, many of
which will be decorated true to their
time period, locality and lifestyle,
from an elaborately decorated
Victorian home, to a simply adorned

1852 log cabin. Visitors can also find
one-of-a-kind holiday gifts at the
Beach Cottage Gift Shop.
Even Santa will join in the fun,
reading letters aloud that children
wrote to the St. Petersburg Times
in the early 1900s. Children of all
ages can enjoy "G" Scale Model Train
layout as well as displays from the
Tampa Bay Miniature Enthusiasts.
Admission is free to children
younger than 12; suggested minimum
donation of $2 per adult. The event
is sponsored by the Pinellas County
Historical Society.
Free parking will be available
at the Pinellas County Extension,
12520 Ulmerton Road and the
Heritage Village/Florida Botanical

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Christmas Lighting at
Pass-a-Grille Church
Pass-A-Grille Beach Community
Church will host a Christmas
Lighting Ceremony on Saturday,
December 7th at 6 p.m. This festive
family celebration will be held outside
the church which is located at 107
16th Avenue. The entire community
is invited to attend and join in the
singing of Christmas carols while
enjoying hot cocoa and homemade
cookies. For more information on this
and other church activities, please
call the church office, 727-360-5508
or via email,

Women's Club to Hold
Christmas Luncheon
Hold the date for Gulfport Women's
Club annual Christmas luncheon.
This year the luncheon will be held at
The Toasted Monkey on Gulf Blvd. in
St. Pete Beach. The date is December
1 lth at noon time.
Don't forget your donation of
an unwrapped toy for Operation
Santa run by the Gulfport Police
Department. Also, there will be a
$10 Yankee swap, if anyone would
like to participate.
Call 344-7558 to RSVP or for more


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Get your Ticket to the
Red and Green Party
Over 300 of "our closest friends"
and supporters will make their way
to The Sunken Gardens to celebrate
Pride through a one of a kind holiday
experience on Saturday, December
7th from 7-10 p.m. This year six
local restaurants and three bars will
welcome guests to an evening lit in
red and green.
Guests will have access to multiple
venues throughout the evening,
each featuring something different
and unique. With an open bar and
complimentary appetizers, guests
will dine "al fresco" in the 100 year
old botanical garden featuring some
of the regions oldest tropical plants.
Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at
the door. Visit http://www.stpetepride.

SPC Madrigalians
to Perform
The acclaimed St. Petersburg College
Madrigalians, who have appeared at
New York City's Carnegie Hall as

well as other prestigious venues, will
present a concert of holiday music on
Saturday, December 7th beginning
at 2 p.m. in the auditorium at the
St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745
Ninth Avenue N. All Friends of the
Library programs are free and open
to the public. No reservations are
Each year, the non-profit Friends
of the Main Library group sponsors
a free holiday concert for the general
public.The Madrigalians have
become the most popular group to
perform at these events. Dr. Vernon
Taranto, Director of Choral Activites
at the St. Petersburg College Gibbs
Campus, will lead the Madrigalians
in songs reflecting holiday traditions
from around the world.

Founded over 50 years ago, Friends
of the Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
whose mission is advocacy and
financial support for public libraries.
Annual dues help pay for all Friends'
activities and purchases on behalf
of the Library, including children's
summer reading projects and free
public programs throughout the
year featuring topics, authors, and
musical performances for people of
all ages. Each year the Friends group
provides resources for equipment
and furnishings to update the
Library so that patrons' needs can
be met comfortably and completely.
Individual memberships are $15 per
year and family memberships are
$25. Visit
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Health, Fitness,
Professionals Wanted
Submitted by Mike Calamari
We are gearing up for the 3rd
Annual Prostate Cancer 5K Run
& Walk being held on Saturday,
January 4th, 2014. This year will be
bigger and better. In addition to the
race we will have live music and food.
There will be a Mini Health-Fitness-
Nutrition Fair open to the public on
Friday, January 3rd.

If you are in the health care, fitness
or nutrition fields and would like to
book a table or want more information
about the fair or event sponsorship,
contact Coach Mike Calamari at 727-
638-2389 or email to coachmike64@

Breakfast with Santa
at Woman's Club
The St. Petersburg Woman's Club
at 40 Snell Isle Boulevard N.E. are
inviting children to have breakfast
with Santa on Saturday, December

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painting and hands-on activities for
the children. They will be accepting
a $5 donation per child and adult.
Seating is limited. Reservations
are required by December 5th
by calling 727-823-9258 or email:
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A portion of the proceeds will provide
toys for Sallie House Children's
Crisis Center.
To find out more information about
club membership, monthly meetings,
SaturdayGroup, weeklysewinggroup,
card games or information on booking
their Historical Clubhouse call 727-
822-4982 or visit www.

Literary Afternoon at
the Blueberry Patch
Sixth in an occasional series, the
feature of the day will be "Gonzo
Journalist and Author" Hunter S.
Thompson. They invite everyone
to come out and get "Gonzo'ed".
Share readings from their favorite
Hunter S. Thompson writings and
get familiar with a unique modern
classic author.
There will be various presentations,
readings and biographical history
followed by an open discussion.
Join them on Sunday, December
8th from 3-5 p.m. Refreshments
provided! Suggested donation to the
Blueberry Patch $5. The Blueberry
Patch is located at 4923 20th Avenue
S. in Gulfport. RSVP's and inquires
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Tierra Verde Tree
Lighting and Fun Day
For the third year, Tierra Verde
will host an island Christmas Tree
Lighting and Family Fun Day. The
event is from 4 to 7 p.m. on December
7th in the downtown area (near
Billy's Stonecrab, Seafood & Steak,
One Collany Road).
The tree lighting throw-the-switch
duties will be performed at 6 p.m.
There also will be plenty to do for
adults and children alike during this
festive community celebration.
Continuous joyous music will
be provided by solo artist Gale
Tripp smith, known for her
performances at such venues as
Treasure Island Yacht Club and
Harvey's Beach Bar.
At 5:30 p.m., the Island Chapel will
present holiday carols for an audience
A Santa sleigh will "land" near the
gazebo where children will meet
and greet good ol' Saint Nick. After
touching down on Tierra Verde, the
bearded one will hop on the Tierra
Verde Fire & Rescue truck to arrive
in grand style at the downtown
celebration. The fire department,
according to Capt. Larry Thompson,
will donate cider, hot chocolate,
popcorn and candy cotton.
New this year is an Author's Table
where three local writers will have
books for sale. Janis Froelich ("Team
Shop"), Jackie Minniti ("Project June
Bug") and D.J. Kelley ("Imperfect
Heroes") will be on hand. Plus, the
scribes will be available to discuss the
techniques of getting a story down on

paper (or the computer, these days).
For information on the Tree Lighting
event, contact Gaye Wurzbacher at

The Alumni Singers
to Perform
The Alumni Singers of St. Petersburg
is pleased to announce their annual
Winter Concert to be held at 4 p.m. on
Sunday, December 8th at Lakewood
United Methodist Church, 5995 Dr.
Martin Luther King Street S. in
St. Petersburg.

The concert will be under the
direction of interim director, Janice
Hogan. The choir will be accompanied
by Mrs. Dorothy Jenkins.
The Alumni Singers, founded in
1980, is dedicated to the preservation
of the African-American experience
through spirituals and gospel music
and to continuing more than thirty
years of "Singing with Love and
Harmony". The organization now
comprises some three dozen singers
from high schools, colleges and
universities from all over Florida and
throughout the United States.

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Saturday, December 7th
Bring an unwrapped toy for our Christmas toy box
Gulfport Lions Center
4630 Tifton Drive South
Behind Gulfport Marina
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Celebrate 80 Years of
History at Haslam's
Eighty years for the "Burg's
independent book store, Haslam's,
is something St. Petersburg
Preservation thinks our community
should be celebrating! SPP has
organized a fun and free event to
do just that, starting, of course, at
Haslam's and ending with a cake
at another Central Avenue local
business reusing a historic home,
Craftsman House.

The fun will start at Haslam's
(2025 Central Avenue) at
2 p.m. on Sunday, December 8th
with special speakers, including
USF/St. Petersburg historian
Ray Arsenault, looking back on
the role Haslem's has played in
St. Petersburg. At 3:30 p.m. SPP will
be ready to cut the cake at Craftsman
House (2955 Central Avenue), the
1918 "airplane" styled bungalow that
was the original model home for the
Kenwood neighborhood and today
has been restored and is a gallery

and caf6 (additional food and drink
will be available for purchase).
The Central Avenue Trolley offers a
fun and convenient way to get back
and forth between Haslam's and
Craftsman House,
For more information on the
history of Haslam's, go to: www. For
more information on the history and
architecture of the Craftsman House
home go to:

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Bring a Friend Home
for the Holidays
Friends of Strays Animal Shelter,
291147th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg
will hold a Holiday Open House
on Saturday, December 7th from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come tour their
shelter, meet and greet the animals,
and their dedicated staff and
volunteers who care for them. Hear
and see what Friends of Strays is
all about. Please bring a donation
from their Wish List or make a cash
contribution, and you will be entered
in a special drawing for one of several
door prizes. Call 727-522-6566 or visit
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T-shirts and gift items will be
available for sale. You can find their
Angel Tree featuring shelter animals
and their wishes for the holidays.
Adorable cats, kittens, and dogs will
be available for adoption at the event.
Bring joy to your home this holiday
season by adopting a shelter pet!

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Saturday & Sunday,
December 7th & 8th
9am ~ 4pm

Arts Crafts Bake Sale
Beverages Italian Food
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Imports From Italy

Gabber December 5 December 11, 2013

Shop for Bookworms at
this Holiday Book Sale
The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport
Library is holding a Holiday Book
Sale on Saturday, December 7th at
the Library, 5501 28th Avenue S.
The hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
They hope you will join them and buy
some wonderful gifts for your friends,
your family and for yourself. Prices
will be attractive and many kinds are
books are included. They have a lot of
beautiful new music CDs that were

Players Audition for
"Visiting Mr. Green"
The Gulfport Community Players
will be holding auditions for a
comedy/drama by Jeff Baron, entitled
"Visiting Mr. Green". Auditions will
be held on Monday, December 9th
and Tuesday, December 10th at
7 p.m. at their Back Door Theater,
located at 1619 49th Street S. in
Eileen Navarro will be the director
for the play and she needs two adult
male actors. Mr. Green should be in a
70-80 age range, with a slight Yiddish
accent. The younger actor should not
have a Yiddish accent, and should
be in the 25-35 age range. Auditions
will consist of random cold readings
and some improve.
Mr. Green, an elderly, retired dry
cleaner, wanders into New York
traffic and is almost hit by a car

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driven by Ross Gardiner, a 29 year
old corporate executive. The young
man is given the community service
of helping the recent widower once a
week for six months. What starts as
a comedy about two men, who do not
want to be in the same room together,
becomes a gripping and moving drama
as they get to know each other, come
to care about each other, and open
old wounds they've been hiding and
nursing for years. This play has won
numerous best play and best actor
awards throughout the world.
The play will run for three weeks
at the Catherine A. Hickman

Theater of Gulfport. Play dates are
February 20th through March 9th,
2014. Curtain times for Thursdays,
Friday and Saturdays are 8 p.m.
and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Gulfport Community Players
welcomes all interested people to
try out for their plays, regardless of
their levels of experience. They are
a true community theater group.
Visit their website at: http://www. for
more information and a map showing
how to get to their Back Door

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Don't forget! Tuesday, December
10th at 11 a.m. is free Movie Day
at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501
27th Avenue S. Come watch a great
movie and grab lunch from the Snack
Bar for only $3.
Must be a registered Gulfport Senior
Center member. Membership is easy
and free for all individuals 50 years
of age or older. Call Rachel at 727-

Natural History
Speaker Series
Friends of Boyd Hill Nature
Preserve, Inc. presents the Natural
History Speaker Series. On Tuesday,
December 10th at 7:30 p.m. at Boyd
Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country
Club Way S. in St. Petersburg they
present "The Natural History and
Conservation of the Florida Black
Bear". Join them for a fascinating
presentation on the natural history

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Enter to win a decorated Christmas Tree
Travel on a Hayride with Santa $2
SShop for beautiful holiday gifts
Tour the Endicott House and enjoy celebrating
a Christmas of yesteryear.
Please bring a canned food item or unwrapped toy
For Craft Vendor information call: 893-7326

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of the Florida Black Bear, (size, color,
behaviors, diet and habitat).
The programs feature a diverse
range of speakers on Florida natural
and cultural history. They are held
on the second Tuesday of each month,
September through April. Call

MOWC to Meet
Military Officers Wives Club will
meet for luncheon on December 10th
at Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country
Club, 6000 Sun Boulevard in
St. Petersburg. Social hour will be
11:30 with lunch at 12:15 p.m. The
program will be Christmas music
with Donnie Mac. All former, retired
or active duty military spouses, their
widows and former, retired or active
duty female officers are invited to
attend. Call 397-4146 or 399-1272 for

Hear Christmas Music
at St. Alban's
St. Alban's Episcopal Church offers
a program of Christmas music on
Sunday, December 8th at 4 p.m.
Come and hear beautiful Christmas
music performed by The Adersgate
Strings on cello, violin and bass
led by their instructor, Ms. Judy
M. Matz. Bring your friends and
neighbors! No charge. A freewill
offering is designated for outreach.
The performance will take place in
the church at 8451 Blind Pass Road,
St. Pete Beach. Call 360-8406.

Gabber December 5 December 11, 2013


Christine Brown to Hold
Weekly Office Hours
City of Gulfport Councilmember,
Ward 2 Representative, Christine
Brown will hold weekly office hours
to answer City of Gulfport community
related questions every Wednesday
at 3 p.m. inside City Hall, 2401 53rd
Street S.
"I am open and accessible to my
neighbors for concerns, questions,
input or ideas. Gulfport embodies
the definition of community and
personal conversation. This gives
our residents the opportunity to
meet face to face rather than by
electronic communication. Please
bring me your ideas and thoughts,
so we can make the City of Gulfport
1"l II.,i' said Christine Brown, Ward
2 Councilmember.
For more information on these
weekly office hours, please email
Councilmember Christine Brown at
(1 ,', my'..-u ll,.i-l .us,call727-893-
1012, or visit weekly on Wednesdays
at 3 p.m. inside Gulfport City Hall.

Free Quit Smoking
Now program Offered
Gulfcoast North Area Health
Education Center is partnering with
City of St. Petersburg to provide
a free 2-hour tobacco dependence
seminar at Lake Vista Recreation
Center, 1401 62nd Avenue S. in
St. Petersburg on Thursday,
December 12th from 6-8 p.m.
Anyone interested in quitting tobacco
can participate and will be provided
with a free and optional supply of
nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)
including patches, gum, or lozenges.
This program is funded by the Florida
Department of Health. Seating is
limited. Interested persons need to
call or e-mail to register. To register
or for more information, please call
Nicole Kelly at 813-929-1000, ext. 204
or email You can
also visit http://www.ahectobacco.
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Get Help with
Holiday Blues
Do you or someone you know get the
"blues" around the holidays? Maybe
your family is out-of-town? Maybe it

is a time of remembrance of people
you have lost?
Victoria Moore, LCSW can provide
you with coping skills to make
this time of year more enjoyable.
Come and join them on Monday,
December 9th at 2:30 p.m. at the
Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th
Avenue S., for snacks and drinks.
You will hear ways to cope with
silly family members, grief, over-
commercialization, traveling during
the holidays, and general "blues."
Must be a registered Gulfport Senior
Center member. Membership is easy
and free for all individuals 50 years
of age or older. For more information,
please contact Rachel at 727-


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Santa Claws at
PetSmart this Weekend
Bring your camera and snap your
pet's picture with Santa at PetSmart
this Saturday, December 7th. Save
Our Strays volunteers will be on hand
as Santa Claws and his elves from
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit one of the
following PetSmarts: Tyrone Blvd.
at Park St. or Gateway Mall at 7777
Ninth Street N. for your photo fun.
Your $5 donation directly benefits
SOS's felines in need.
Save Our Strays is a non-profit,
no-kill animal welfare organization;
its cats are adopted from three
PetSmart stores in the county each

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A graduate from Meharn NlMcdcal College. Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Labrador received his
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Democratic Club to
Host Holiday Party
On December 12th The Greater
Pinellas Democratic Club will
celebrate the holidays with an evening
of great food, cameraderie, magic
and fun! Elliott Smith, Magician,
will provide the mystery of his skills
as he keeps his audience guessing
and intrigued during this night of
wonder, joy and laughter. All guests
are asked to bring an unwrapped
and appropriate gift for a youngster
as the club participates in its annual
Toys for Tots effort.

Pasta Night

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The meeting, which will be held
at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park
Boulevard, Pinellas Park, will start
with cocktails (cash bar) and social
time at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet
dinner at 6:30 ($15, make reservations
please). Call Betty Morgenstein at

Christmas Concert
at Pasadena
Community Church
Pasadena Community Church
invites you and all your friends,
family and neighbors to the

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Community Christmas Concert,
"The Southern Home Companion"
on Sunday, December 15th at 7 p.m.
It will feature the Choir, Camerata,
Children's Choir and be accompanied
by bass, guitar and steel drum. With
narration by Tracy Alan Hughes and
Mike Low, the Christmas Story is
told with new settings of Christmas
favorites including "Go, Tell it on the
Mountain", "Sweet Little Jesus Boy"
and "I Wonder as I Wander". There
is no admission charge, an offering
will be taken. The church is located
at 227 70th Street S. Come and be a
part of this very special Christmas

Toddler Storytime
Every Thursday
Come to the Gulfport Library
every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
to read stories, sing songs, blow
bubbles and meet other caregivers
in the community! Contact Cailey at
893-1074 or cklasson@mygulfport.

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South Pasadena
Holiday Tree Lighting
The City of South Pasadena's
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will
be held on Friday, December 13th at
6:30 p.m. at Galatea Garden, 7015
Sunset Drive S. Music and songs
will be provided by Pasadena
Fundamental School. Refreshments
will follow at Maynard A. Duryea
Bay View Park. Everyone is invited
to join in the festivities!
For more information call City Hall
at 727-347-4171.

Republican Club
to Meet
Leslie Waters, Mayor of Seminole,
will address the members andfriends
of the St. Petersburg Republican
Club on Wednesday, December
llth at 7 p.m. at the St. Petersburg
Community Church, 4501 30th
Avenue, St. Petersburg. The topic
of Mrs. Waters presentation will be
"Enhancing Democracy With Mayors
and Councilors in Somaliland, East
Africa". Following her presentation,
Mayor Waters will answer questions
from the audience. Mayor Waters
will administer the oath of office to
the members who were elected to
serve on the club's executive board
for 2014.
Mrs. Waters is a former State
Representative who represented
the people of House District 51 and
was elected and reelected four times
before being term-limited. During
her distinguished career, she served
on and chairednumerous committees
and was elected by her peers to the
coveted position of Speaker Pro-
Everyone is invited to attend and
participate in the question and
answer session. There is no charge
for this event. For information on
this and other club activities,, please
contact Gus Pries at 727-864-0312.

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Palms of Pasadena Hospital is now part of HCA.
Look for our listing of community sessions in the HCA Healthy Living Series in the Tampa Bay Times.

Spinal Stenosis
Paol Pagano. MD, Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
DECEMBER 11 11:30 am 1:00 pmin -A light lunch will be served.
Pilms of P s jdena H]n.pilal ProFe.iorinal Building, Boca Ciega Room 1i09 Pasadena Ave., South

8Common Neurological Disorders in the Mature Population
AlOerto Vasque.. MD, Board Certified in Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases,
Director of the Palms of Pasadena Hospital Stroke Program
DECEMBER 13 11:30 am 1:00 pm A I eight lunch will be served.
SThe Brentwood Wel ness Series A new program of educational sessions at
S nt" Brentwood Senior living Community-The Corimmunity Room 6280 Central Avenue

[ Weight Loss Surgery Seminar
Ernest Rehnke, MD, Board Certified General Surgeon, Fellow of the American
ColIege of Surgeons
Adjustable Gastric Laparoscopic Bands, Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Procedures
DECEMBER 16 6:30 pm 8:00 pm
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It Stroke Series IV Preventing Infection in Stroke Patients
Cassie 1. Molina, BS, RRT, CIC, Infection Prevention Director
DECEMBER 17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm -A light lunch will be served.
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BCHS Winter Concert
The Boca Ciega High School Music
Department invites the community
to their Winter Concert performance.
Enjoy beautiful music and singing,
from our school's most talented
musicians and singers. The concert
will be held in the Boca Ciega High
School Auditorium (924 58th Street
S.) on Thursday, December 12th
starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free,
but donations are kindly appreciated
and accepted.

Pancake, Pedal and
Paddle Benefit
Be part of a fun benefit for Gulfport
Women's Center on Sunday,
December 15th at Pavilion #6 on
Gulfport Beach. Start with pancakes
from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Bring your
own toppings to share, plates and
utensils provided. Some water and
orange juice will be available. Feel
free to bring your own coffee. Bring
your kayak and put in on Boca Ciega
Bay and/or bring your bike for an
after-breakfast ride from 12:30 to
2 p.m. Donations are gratefully

Pioneer Settlement
Christmas Jamboree
Step back in time this holiday
season with old-fashioned Victorian
holiday festivities on Saturday,
December 14th from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. at the Pinellas Pioneer
Settlement's Christmas Jamboree,
2900 31st Street S. Enjoy the tastes
of seasonal goodies, live music, craft
show, hay rides with Santa, holiday
shopping. Enter to win a decorated
Christmas tree. Take a tour of the
historic living museum, Brantley
Building 1888, Endicott House
1898, blacksmith shop, sawmill,
sugar cane shed, print shop, pole
barn, old gas station and more. Free
admission. Bring a canned food or
unwrapped toy donation for a local
food bank.
For more information on Boyd
Hill Nature Preserve's services
and programs see http://www.
pioneer-settlement.html or call 727-

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or assisted living residence by December 31, 2013
and we'll pay for your move*, plus we'll give you
a $3,000 credit toward future living expenses.
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our view, vibe and value. That means watching
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Monday, December 9th I 10:00am
Enjoy a continental breakfast while
you learn what everyone needs
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just the facts presented by a
Certified Geriatric Care Manager,
Please RSVP to 1-727-474-8814 by
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Christmas Show
Please join them on Wednesday,
December 18th at The Gulfport
Senior Center for a holiday dinner
generously donated by The Fountains
at Boca Ciega Bay followed by the Joe
Koehler Christmas Show presented
by Dave O'Brien and Cookie McPhee.
Dinner will be served at 12 p.m. and
tickets are $7 each. The show will
immediately follow at 1:30 p.m. in
the Catherine Hickman Theater and
tickets are only $5 each.
You must purchase your ticket prior
to the event, no tickets will be sold
at the door. All proceeds from this
event are donated to the Gulfport
Senior Center Foundation. For more
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Their Holiday Luncheon will
be held on Thursday, December
19th at 12 noon at the Beach Haus
(briefly known as J's) at the corner
of Shore Drive and Beach Blvd. The
ownership, management and menu
have changed. They will order from
the menu and separate checks with
tax and gratuity will be provided.
German cuisine is their specialty
but their menu is rather broad so
there is something for everyone. The
price ranges between $8 and $11 for
They will have a $5 gift exchange for
those who want to participate. They
do have a few males in their club so
when you purchase your gift, please
keep both genders in mind.
The gifts for the residents of the
Boca Ciega Nursing Home will be
collected at this luncheon. Please gift
wrap your gifts and identify male or
female on each package. The gifts will
be delivered following the luncheon
by our President, Joyce Mobley.
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occasion... and call your team leader
to verify you're planning to attend.

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Stroll through a
Live Nativity
St. Petersburg Community Church
invites you to experience a live,
outdoor nativity on Saturday,
December 7th and Sunday, December
8th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Visitors will
follow a path of luminaries as they
stroll through an outdoor display of
scenes from the first nativity.
Along the way, the story of the
nativity comes to life as costumed

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characters portray Caesar Augustus,
Mary and Joseph, Angels, Shepherds,
and Wisemen. Visitors will hear the
scripture from the Bible as they
view each scene. Approximate time
to complete the walk will be about
30 minutes. They encourage you to
bring your whole family to start your
Christmas season by experiencing
this re-creation of the first nativity.
After your walk, join them for
refreshments. The event is free to the
community with continuous tours
running 6:30-8:30 p.m. each night.
Event will take place at the church
located at 4501 30th Avenue N. in
St. Petersburg. For more information,
contact the church at 727-
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Live Nativity at
St. Luke's
St. Luke's United Methodist
Church, 4444 Fifth Avenue N. in
St. Petersburg, will present a Live
Nativity set on Friday, December
13th and Saturday, December 14th
from 6 to 9 p.m. Drive through in the
comfort of your car. Free admission,
donations are accepted.

Metaphysical Community Church
1950 2nd Ave. No., St. Petersburg
Sunday Service 11:00 am
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December 5th, Friday, December
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Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
each day. The sale will be held at the
Congregation's building at 1844 54th
Street S. in Gulfport.

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Pasadena Community Church
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Saturday. The mall features three
rooms: one with clothes, shoes,
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gifts, china, glasses, sporting goods,
children's clothes, toys and games;
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Campfire and
Hayrides with Santa
Ho ho ho! It's time to celebrate the
holiday season with hayrides through
the wooded campgrounds and
s'mores by the campfire with Santa.
Families and friends, join them on
Friday, December 13th from 6-8 p.m.
at the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement,
3130 31st Street S. Children must
be accompanied by an adult. Cost is
$5 per person. For more information
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Join the Coffee Club
You are invited to join the Coffee
Club that meets at the Gulfport
Senior Center at 5501 27th Avenue
S. on the second Thursday of every
month at 10 a.m. Discussing current
events, the economy and investing,
in a relaxed, informal setting, is a
great way to get to know one another
as you learn from financial advisor,



Scott O'Berry. Coffee and doughnuts
are provided.
Must be a registered Gulfport Senior
Center member. Membership is easy
and free for all individuals 50 years
of age or older. For more information,
please contact Rachel at 727-

Town Shores
Red Hatters
Their annual Christmas Luncheon
will be held at Lake Seminole
Square on Seminole Blvd. Please join
them on Monday, December 9th at
12:30 p.m. Those attending are
asked to bring a food donation for
the Senior Center Pantry as your
lunch is free. Also, a Yankee Swap
$10 gift exchange will take place for
those wanting to participate. Anyone
who needs a ride, please call Bev at
381-2122 or Carol at 345-2303.
Reservations are still available by
calling Bev or Carol. See you next
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much rather change "Manage Your
Credit" to "Death to Credit, Live on
Cash" andbe done with it. But unless
we can figure out how to turn back
the clock a half century or so, that
would be unwise -- even foolish.
That leaves us with two choices.
One, we can ignore the matter of
consumer credit and just hope for
the best (not a very good option). Or
two, we can take full responsibility
for maintaining an excellent credit
rating for the purpose of saving
money and improving our financial
intelligence and our effectiveness as
money managers. We must opt for

the latter because credit rating plays
a very important role in financial
Rule six in its entirety reads,
"Manage your credit rating to achieve
a high level of creditworthiness."
Read this rule again, paying close
attention to the words "credit
rating" and "creditworthiness." This
rule does not mean going into debt,
creating debt or taking on huge sums
of available credit.
Credit on its face is not bad. In
fact, having a good credit rating,
which is measured by your credit
scores, simply means that based
on your past behavior, companies
and individuals that you deal with
can expect the same from you in the
As much financial trouble as I
managed to get into because I
abused credit cards and ran up
insane amounts of toxic debt, I don't
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circles that to have good credit you
have to be in debt, or that a credit
report is just a "debt report" because
it measures your debt. That is not
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to be found highly creditworthy.
These days, a poor credit rating
can be costly, and that's the reason
you need to assume the role as your
own personal credit manager. To do
this, you need to monitor your credit
report, credit score and credit card
account on a regular basis.
You may assume, given my financial
history and the way that credit-card
debt nearly ruined my life, that I
wouldn't carry a credit card even if
my life depended on it, and that I
recommend you get out the scissors
to perform a little plastic surgery.
If that's what you're thinking, I'm
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The truth is that a credit card -- the
right credit card -- used smartly by
someone with a modicum of financial
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Gulfport Women's
Center to Meet
The upcoming meeting of members
of the Gulfport Women's Center will
be held on Sunday, December 8th at
5 p.m. at 2810 Upton Street S. in
Gulfport. Call 727-327-9119 for more
information. Get in on the ground
floor and help create a place for all
women of Gulfport and surrounding

Boca Ciega Yacht
Club's Boat Parade
Boca Ciega Yacht Club's Annual
Christmas Boat Parade will be held
on Saturday, December 14th at
6 p.m. Sail or power boats are
welcome and the event is open to
the public. Entry fee is two more
unwrapped toys or check to purchase
toys for Gulfport's Operation Santa.



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Sign up early on the form posted
at the club's bulletin board at 4600
Tifton Drive S. in Gulfport. Entry
forms will be passed out the night
of the parade. There will be prizes
for every participating boat, holiday
drinks and festivities. Bring finger
foods to share. There is a Iiqipl,-c's
meeting at 5 p.m., boats start lining
up in the bay at 5:30 and the parade
starts at 6 p.m. Visit
for call Chairperson Capt. Richard
Walters at 727-235-9070.

Thrift Shop Extends
Hours for Holidays
St. Vincent's Thrift Shop will have
extended hours during the month of

December for holiday shopping. Every
Friday evening until Christmas, the
shop will be open until 7 p.m. The
shop has a lot of holiday decorating
merchandise priced to move quickly.
It's a great place to look for gifts and
clothing. Every Thursday, all clothing
is half-price. The shop is an outreach
of St. Vincent's Episcopal Church
and is staffed by volunteers. All
merchandise is donated by Gulfport
residents and church members. The
shop is located at 5126 Gulfport
Boulevard and is open Monday
through Saturday from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. Shop profits support a local
food pantry, preschool, senior center
and church programs.

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ottoIoroscope Guide

By Holiday Mathis
If you're more emotional than
usual, blame it on the moon, Jupiter
and Saturn angling in touchy-feely
feminine water signs. The good
news is that whether the feelings
are amorous or tearful, angry or
passionate, when shared honestly
and respectfully, they are sure to
bring us together. You may even
feel healed by the experience. Mars
in Libra is rooting for maximum
harmony for those brave enough to
be vulnerable.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
Children tattle; adults act. Instead of
calling someone out for wrongdoing,
you'll play a game of sorts. You'll
watch and wait for your chance to
manipulate the situation to your
advantage. The opportunity won't
come this week, but sit tight, gather
information and try to figure out your
opponent's next move.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
Take your time. Your tendency this
week may be to do things in one
leap that are best done step by step.
Wanting too much is a danger. How
detached can you become? Try to get
to the place where you think: If it
happens, great; if not, that's fine, too.
Maybe something better is in store.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
Words like "woman," "man" and
"professional" conjure different
imagery and ideals for different
people. You are allowed to define
these words by your own standards,
too. So don't accept a conventional
idea of who you should be. That
would be too limiting for someone as
creative as you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Some
of your relationships have been
stellar, and others have left much to
be desired. Can you tell, in retrospect,
why the good ones were so good and
what was wrong with the bad ones?
This kind of review at this particular
cosmic moment will prevent you from
making the same mistakes in the
ARIES (March 21-April 19).
Traveling long distances, you
sometimes must go through towns
and places that you don't want to

visit in order to get to your desired
destination. You'll find yourself in a
few undesirable places and positions
this week, but just remember that
you are passing through. Focus
on where you're headed, and keep
moving forward.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20).
Bringing people up is a talent. Those
who raise your spirits and capabilities
may do so with no skill other than
the ability to relate. This week you
will see the awesome power in this
humble gift, and you'll learn all you
can. Many people you know haven't
been able to set aside their interests
long enough to focus on others.
GEMINI ( 21-June 21). Of all of
the signs in the zodiac, you are best
at predicting trends. Put that skill to
use. Get quiet in your mind and focus
on what is likely to happen next.
If you can't see into the far future,
try seeing into the near future. A
Japanese proverb says, "He who can
see three days ahead will be rich for
three thousand years."
CANCER (June 22-July 22). This
week you'll increase your flexibility
of mind. The way you see the world
seems like a natural extension of
your genetics and experience, but at
some point it is also a choice. As an
exercise, try on different perspectives
as a film director might. You don't
have to believe in those perspectives,
but really see them.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If you find
that your efforts don't meet with
the support and encouragement you
seek, take heart: Jealousy, fear and
ignorance cause people to judge those
who are trying to better themselves.
You don't have to listen to the trolls,
though. You can march on, refusing
to give up no matter who says what.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Knowing
who you are has something to do
with revisiting who you were. You
used to spend time with a different
set of people. You had different
interests. What happened between
then and now to change your mind?
By remembering, you'll deepen your
understanding and appreciation for
who you've become.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You are

trying to avoid awkwardness this
week, and it's definitely possible.
Pay attention to your surroundings
before you make a move. This simple
step (that so many people forget to
take because they are too obsessed
with getting what they want) will
allow you to come off as cool, suave
and together.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When
you're playing games of power, who
is right and who is wrong are often
less important than who wins and
who loses. This is why you may not
want to play power games. There are
things dearer to you than coming out
on top. Ask yourself this before you
get involved in a game: What kind of
game is it?
This Week's Birthdays: You've
dedicated your life and time to other
people, and this is finally your year to
break out and do things for you -- just
you. January brings a new source of
fun and the start of an identity shift.
February introduces friends and
partners with whom you'll work and
play well. Your biggest moneymaking
opportunities are in April and July.
Don't commit to deals without
getting a second and third opinion on
the matter. Relationships thrive as a
shared interest brings you closer in

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Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Karaoke Mike Furman
Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Open Mic Beach Party Hosted by
Mark Blackwood
Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Harold & Donna Karaoke
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Dancing & Karaoke with Dave
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1st & 3rd Friday, 1-3:00 p.m.
Entertainment Dorothy & Jim
Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Ray & Ann, Entertainment
Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m.
Woody & his acordion, Music for
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Gabber December 5 December 11, 2013

Chamber Chatter
By Lynda Shehan
The Gulfport Area Chamber of
Commerce's Board of Directors
invites all business members and
volunteers to join us for a Holiday
Party on Thursday, December
19th at the Gulfport Community
Players Backdoor Theater, 1619
49th Street S. at 5:30 p.m. We look
forward to networking within a party
atmosphere. Please join us.
The Chamber has had a wonderful
year with 40% membership growth
from the previous year. A four-color
membership brochure and street
map were published, an on-line
membership application and credit
.,ii' I'.iyl,.iI payment method
was installed on our web-site and
attendance at networking mixers is
growing like never before. These are
just a few of the Chamber's successes
this year. We are most honored to
have received The Spirit of Gulfport
Award for "Operation Gift For
Learning" where $4,500 worth of
school supplies were delivered to
Gulfport Elementary School. Our
business partners are extremely
dedicated to the welfare of our
The Business of the Month is Act
1 Promotions, owner Ms. Dolly
Tickell. We wish to thank Dolly for
her leadership of The Pink Flamingo
Tour of Homes over the past nine
years. This event brings many
visitors to our city and showcases the
beauty of our Gulfport.
Shop local! The Chamber has a few
gift ideas that can be purchased at our
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2014 Gulfport calendars published
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office at 4926 Gulfport Blvd./22nd St.
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Take the Urban Survivor Bootcamp
Fitness challenge and it will be the
most intense and most rewarding
workout you have ever experienced.
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incorporates a high-intensity interval
training program that focuses on
high-intensity anaerobic exercise,
coupled with lower-intensity rest
periods. These short yet intense
workouts provide improved athletic
capacity and condition, increased
strength and muscularity, improved
glucose metabolism, and extreme fat
burning. In addition to strength and
fitness, Urban Survival Bootcamp
incorporates a fun and light group
atmosphere for all who participate
regardless of physical fitness level
or experience. Classes are Tuesdays
from 6:15-7:15 p.m. at the Gulfport
Recreation Center. Cost is $10
per class. Please call Donnie Ali-
McClendon at 727-550-7185.

Gulfport Little League, Presents Breakfast with Santa
Hosted by: Pia's Trattoria Gulfport
December 21,2013 9am -11am

Please come out and have a jolly ole time with Santa.
You can have your picture taken and eat a gourmet breakfast.
All you can eat: eggs, toast, sausage, bacon,
pancakes, Italian frittata, juice and coffee.
Meet the new 2013-2014 Little League board members.
Don't forget to bring your Christmas list for Santa!

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All proceeds go to Gulfport Little League to help fund new concession equipment,
baseball /soft ball equipment, uniforms and pay for charter. For more Information,
call Fundraising Officer Denise Lowe 813-325-8637

Gulfport Merchants Events Fund Pantry Donation

Gulfport Merchants Association Board (GMA) members Daniel Hodge (left) and Marsha
Warner (center) present a donation to Rachel Cataldo, Gulfport Senior Center Coordinator,
representing $6,000 worth of food and supplies to be donated to the Senior Center
Members of the Gulfport Merchants Association (GMA) presented a donation
valued at $6,000 to the Gulfport Senior Center Pantry. The funds will be used
to purchase Sweetbay Supermarket gift cards for Pantry clients to purchase
Thanksgiving family meals, as well as other needed Pantry supplies in the
coming months. Funds for the donation were raised during this year's Gecko
Pub Crawl, Gecko Ball and Gecko Fest, sponsored by the GMA. Additional
donations from 2013 Gecko events have funded the purchase of equipment for
the Gulfport Little League, and will also fund the commission and installation
of a planned public art project in the new year.
The Gulfport Senior Center Pantry serves local families in need that include
one or more senior family member. The Pantry provides non-perishable food,
toiletries and personal needs and other items as available. Donations to the
Pantry are always welcome and can be dropped off directly to the Senior Center
(5501 27th Avenue S.), or at the collection basket at the GMA information tent
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market (3007 Beach
Boulevard S.) each Tuesday. For more information about the Pantry, please
contact Rachel Cataldo at 727-893-1231.

Community Band
Presents Free
Holiday Concert
On the evening of Wednesday,
December 18th, at 7:30 p.m., the
South Pasadena Community Band
will present a free concert which will
take place in the Treasure Island
Community Center, One Park Place
and 106th Avenue. The concert
includes typical Christmas music
and an audience sing-a-long of carols.
Come join the South Pasadena Band
in a musical celebration of the holiday

Crash Course on
Computer and
Internet Security
Is it really safe to shop online?
How safe is my Wi-Fi connection?
Do I really need Virus protection?
Make informed decisions about
your computer and online security
by learning some basic tips and
techniques concerning computer and
online security at the Gulfport Public
Library, 5501 28th Avenue S., on
December 12th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Preregistrations for this program are
required. For more information or to
reserve a seat call 727-893-1073.


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Those searching for a meaningful
holiday gift should consider choosing
one that helps protect Florida's
manatees and sea turtles. With a $5
donation, peoplecanreceive a manatee
or sea turtle decal from the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC). People can order
the decals online at My
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them at local county tax collectors'
offices. Decal donations support
conservation of manatees and sea
turtles, including research, rescue,
rehabilitation and management

5th Annual Holiday
Don't get your tinsel in a tangle...
it's time to get your holiday cheer
in gear! Support small business and
independent artisans and crafters by
shopping local!
The Gulfport Merchants
Association presents the 5th
Annual Holiday Hoopla on
December 14th from 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. Make and Take gifts are back
by popular demand. For a nominal
fee, attendees can visit the Gypsy
Cat Creations booth and make their
own wire and fabric sculptures or the
Industrial Art Center of Gulfport's
(IACG) booth for additional make
your own craft options. The IACG
will also host a Grand Re-opening in
the Alley of the Arts, with make your
own glass ornaments or other type
vessel with special holiday pricing.
Visitors will be enchanted by a
variety of festive and fun holiday-
themed music, holiday carolers,
dance performances, and roving
street performers. Many types of
entertainment will perform during
the Hoopla, from local school
bands and choral groups and local
musicians to area performing arts
groups. Performers include Dickens
characters and Christmas carolers,
the Boca Ciega High School Color
Guard, Drum Line, and Jazz Band,
The Paul Anthony Band, Joel &
Dakota, Yesterday, Karina's School
of Hula Dance and Santa Claus.
Whether you're a Gulfport resident
or a visitor from out of town, there's
plenty to see and do at Gulfport's
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Holiday Hoopla event. With over a
half mile of shopping, food, fun, and
holiday splendor this festive event
has become a Tampa Bay holiday
The Gulfport Merchant's Association
gives back to the community all year
round. During the Holiday Hoopla
event donations will be collected
for Operation Santa (new toys/gift
cards, etc.) and the Gulfport Senior
Center Foundation (nonperishable
food, toiletries and pet supplies).
Collection boxes will be located at the
Casino Stage at the intersection of
Beach and Shore Boulevards during

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off locations include Gulfport Police
Department and The Gulfport Area
Chamber of Commerce.
There is no admission fee for visitors
and complimentary parking is
available nearby. Gulfport events are
pet and family friendly. The event is
located near the surrounding area of
3129 Beach Boulevard S. in Gulfport.
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Art Display in Theater Lobby
mFor the month of December, a variety of art works
by Betty Staebell will be on display in the lobby of
S the Catherine Hickman Theater, which is adjacent to
Sj--- the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center, 5501 27th
S Avenue S. Since becoming a resident of St. Petersburg in
S 1979, Betty has volunteered extensively at the Center,
S^ first conducting exercise classes in 1984. In 1992,
BBetty initiated the first art class as a volunteer Senior
art instructor. Her inspirational classes have been a
popular, growing and well supported feature among
programs offered at the Center, more recently resulting in the scheduling of two
additional weekly art classes. In 2004, Betty was named Volunteer of the Year
in the Tampa Bay Arts and Recreation Division. In January 2014, Betty will
have completed 30 years of volunteering at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior

Gabber December 5 December 11, 2013

Attention Young
On Monday the Gulfport Public
Library will have an after school
science and engineering club from
3-4 p.m. for children in grades K-5th.
You'll build with Lego's and try a
new science experiment every week!
Parents are more than welcome
to join in on the fun. For more
information contact Cailey Klasson,
Youth Librarian, at 727-893-1074.

Visit the Gulfport
Tuesday Fresh Market
Plan to make a day of visiting the
Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market.
Located in the downtown area of
historic Gulfport, the Market lines
Beach Boulevard every Tuesday from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the summer
and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during season.
You can shop the Market for gifts,
souvenirs and picnic items and then
enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the
beach, which is just at the end of the
block. Come take a class, visit the
Clothing Swap (the second Tuesday
of each month), visit some of the
merchants in the immediate area,
or stop by one of the restaurants
adjacent to the Market for some
of the area's best eats. Parking is
free, they have live music, and their
vendors are some of the friendliest
folks you'll ever meet in any of the
Florida markets.
They offer a wonderful selection
of amazing and unique items,
some of which can only be found
here. Several of vendors actually
work while you watch. Many are
published authors and a few also
have forthcoming books. They have
vendors who are educators, others
who still actively teach yet say they
are retired. Many vendors own small
farms, orchards, shops, cafes, delis
or retail establishments) and all of
them are hands-on with their work.
Please note this is not a retail or flea
market. The vendors you'll meet at
this market are all owner-operators.

Book Lover's
Calendar for 2014
The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport
Library has a wonderful holiday
gift idea for you. The Book Lover's
Calendar 2014 (Workman Publishing)
is available for sale at the library for
$10. This is a real bargain as the
recommended retail price is $12.99.
Each day features a capsule review of
a classic, biography, history or a self-
help title and provides suggestions
for further reading. The Book Lover's
Calendar 2014 makes a wonderful
stocking stuffer. You may purchase
your calendar at the circulation desk
at the Gulfport Library, 5501 28th
Avenue S. and, while you are at the
library, please visit the Book Shop
for a wonderful selection of books for

City of Gulfport Holiday
Decorations Contest
Gulfport residents, are you
ready to get in the holiday spirit
and brighten up our City for the
holiday season? Then it's time to
enter the City of Gulfport's Holiday
Decorations Contest. Stop by the
Gulfport Recreation Center or City
Hall to pick up an application to
enter your home or business. "Santa
and his Elves" will be judging on
Monday evening, December 9th. No
one knows what time the big red
sleigh will travel through the City
of Gulfport, but please be ready by
6 p.m. Deadline to enter the contest
is noon on Monday, December 9th.
There are two theme categories:
general and commercial. The general
theme is for single home only and
the commercial theme is for single
business and professional locations,
including home occupations. Winners
will be announced in the December
12th edition of the Gulfport Gabber.
Winners will be recognized and
presented plaques at the Gulfport's
City Council meeting (televised) on
Thursday, December 19th at 7 p.m.
It's time to show off your fantastic
holiday creation! Call 893-1068 for
further information.

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The schedule for St. Petersburg
Preservation's Popular Saturday
Walking Tours is as follows:
* Friday, December 6th: Downtown
Lunch Time Walking Tour. Take
an hour stroll through downtown
with preservationist Emily Elwyn
while enjoying her keen insight on
the 'Burg's history and architecture!

Tour starts at noon and will follow
the growth of the city, stopping at
churches, hotels and some of the
city's great civic buildings.
Saturday, December 7th:
"Original" Downtown Walking Tour.
Tourgoers will see some of the best of
the city's architecture while learning
about the city's history. The tour
includes a special "insider" stop
in the 1901 Veillard Home on 4th
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today wonderfully restored and used
as a professional office.
Saturday, December 14th:
Waterfront Walking Tour. Learn
about the civic visionaries who
transformed the 'Burg's working
waterfront into one of the largest
waterfront park systems in the
country, see some of the best of the
past side by side with some of the
newest in architecture. The tour
will end at the Saturday Morning
Market, a great place to find a tasty
lunch after the tour.
Saturday, December 21st: North
by Old Northeast Walking Tour.
Tourgoers will enjoy a brief walk on
the waterfront before embarking on a
stroll along the charming streets of
the National Register listed Historic
Old Northeast neighborhood. The
tour ends at the Vinoy Hotel, decked
out in all of its holiday splendor
where a Vinoy docent will meet the
group to complete the tour.
Saturday, December 28th:
Westward Ho to Historic Kenwood.
Tour starts and ends at Craftsman
House Gallery, 2950 Central Ave.
Work off the holiday calories and
take a stroll through Kenwood,
the premiere historic bungalow
neighborhood, listed on the National
Register of Historic Places. The tour
will include a stop in a restored
Call Peter Belmont at 727-
463-4612 or visit www.

Wednesday Teen
Afternoons at Library
Hey teens! Come hang out with
Sherri and Cailey Wednesday
afternoons at the Gulfport Library
from 3-4:30. They play Xbox, watch
movies, help with homework, listen
to music, and just hang out and have
fun. Contact Cailey at cklassong or 727-893-1074.

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Holiday Basket
Silent Auction Closes
December 13
The Friends of the St. Pete Beach
Library annual Holiday Book Basket
Silent Auction fund-raiser will have
bidding end at 5:59 p.m. on Friday,
December 13.
There are thirteen Holiday Baskets
with themes including two Children's
Books & Toys baskets, Chanukah
Mysteries, FloridaAuthors (including
several autographed books), Civil
War, World Wars I and II, Holiday
Books and Cookbooks.
Bidding on the Holiday Baskets
is during St. Pete Beach Library
hours at 353 75rd Avenue, Monday
and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
Tuesday-Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2
The Friends' goal is to top last
year's total of nearly $1,000, with all
proceeds towards the Library's major
renovation and expansion project.

South Pasadena Best
of Lights Contest
The City of South Pasadena is
having a Best of Lights Contest. All
businesses, homeowners and multi-
family complexes (condominiums,
mobile home parks, etc.) are invited
to have a display of lights at their
establishment. Lights can be placed
on the store front or the exterior and
need to be visible from the street.
Holiday signs, window painting and
twinkling lights are allowed. These
lights and decorations will make
a spectacular sight for everyone
visiting the city and also attract
attention to storefronts. There will
be two winners in each category: 1st
place and 1st runner up. First place
winners will receive a framed award
certification and an official yard sign.
Runners up will receive certificates.
The 1st place winners and runners up
will be selected by the Beautification
Committee on December 12th. First
place winners and runners up will be
notified and signs and certificates will
be presented at the City's Regular
Commission Meeting on January
14, 2014. The City's cable Channel
615 will display winners' names
throughout the holiday season.

Gabber December 5- December 11, 2013

Excerpts heard at the December 3, 2013

Gulfport City Council Meeting

Public Comment

& Council Quotes

"Problems with signs in the elections have probably gone on since
Julius Caesar's time."- Gerry O'Regan
"How are we going to pick the color?" Vice Mayor Dan Liedtke,
about the new marina building
"You guys can vote on it."- Harbormaster Denis Frain
"I'm here for the Gulfport Neighbors, rounding up help... come this
Saturday we will be painting and if anybody would like to assist, we
certainly welcome the help. It's Saturday, 8 a.m., at the 2800 block
of 49th Street and thanks also to all the people who helped thus
far."- Margarete Tober, Gulfport Neighbors
"If you say at this point we don't need it, we don't want it, thank
you very much."- Lawrence Burke, who presented the city with a plan
to build a homeless shelter behind the 49th Street Neighborhood Center.
As part of Mr. Burke's plan, churches would run the shelter and vet those
seeking shelter. The shelter would have cameras in all public areas and
have private bathrooms and showers. Mr. Lawrence Burke offered free
drawings for the city, "all stamped and all approved" for free.

About Creating a Clam Bayou Management Plan...
"The source of the concern had to do with PAHis, which the mayor
can always tell me what it is so I don't have to remember. We just
agreed to another paving project and that's one of the sources."
Ward Four Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon
"If we're going to move ahead... we might want to consider hiring
someone who's an expert. I don't want us to... spin our wheels [when
we might not be doing the right thing]."- Mayor Sam Henderson
"I didn't anticipate that that would be a scientist. I thought a
management plan was, 'first, here's our problem, here's where we
want to go...'... it's the steps to take to address the crud. And maybe
the plan does grow over the time. But just to get the initial steps
down... takes what we want and... outlines our goals."- Ward Two
Councilwoman Christine Brown
"Ultimately, it's a scientific program. We don't need an English
major here so much as we need someone who understands water
habitats and how to do it. My fear is that we'll get caught up in
creating something written and beautiful and... nothing ever
happens." -Ward Three Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon

About Increasing Council Salaries...
"The last increase was in 2000, prior to that it was '89."
Mayor Sam Henderson
"I think the mayor should receive $15,000 a year and city council,
$12,000." -Ward Four representative Michael Fridovich
"I knew my pay cut proposal wasn't going to fly."- Vice Mayor and
Ward One representative Dan Liedtke, who said he wouldn't support a
pay increase higher than what the city gave its employees. Councilwoman
Salmon pointed out that city staff received raises more frequently than


Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068

Open Gym/Gameroom- Mon.-Fri., 10:30
a.m.-2 p.m. and Tues & Thurs., 7:30-9 p.m.
Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res.
CARE PROGRAM- Ongoing registra-
tions for the 2013-2014 School Year Child
Care Program continue for children who
are entering Kindergarten thru age 14.
Non-refundable annual registration fee
is $17 for residents and $22 for non-resi-
dents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m.
with extended hours available until 6 p.m.
for an extra charge. Hours of registration
are Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00
2013-2014 TOT TIME PROGRAM On-
going registrations for the 2013-2014 Tot
Time Program continue for children ages
3-5 years old. The Tot Time Program is a
pre-school, hands-on program for children
ages 3-5. The program aims to make learn-
ing fun for children and helps prepare them
for Kindergarten. Two, three and five-day
monthly options are available. Program
hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Hours
for registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Monday-Friday. A non-refundable annual
registration fee of $17 for residents and
$22 for non-residents. Proof of residency is
required for Gulfport residents.
2013-2014 VPK (Voluntary Prekin-
dergarten) PROGRAM- Ongoing regis-
trations for the 2013-2014 VPK Program
continue for children who live in Florida

and who turn 4 years of age by September
1st. The program aims to make learning
fun for children and helps prepare them
for Kindergarten. Program hours are from
8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Parents must apply at
the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas
County, Inc. and the child must receive
a Certificate of Eligibility. VPK is FREE.
Contact the Early Learning Coalition of
Pinellas County, Inc. at 400-4411 for ques-
tions or call the Recreation Center at 893-
1068 for more details.
Ongoing registrations for the 2013-2014
Teen Night Program continue for teens
in middle school to age 17. The program
is a great place to hang out and meet new
friends. It provides recreation and social
activities. It also offers monthly field trips,
cooking projects, guest speakers and ser-
vice projects. The teens utilize the gym-
nasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Pro-
gram hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m.
Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res.
NEW CLASSES Interested in teaching
a class? Call John at 893-1079 for info
BeVolley Academy Clinics -Call 495-
6696 for more information or visit the web-
Chair Yoga Fri., 10-11am. Call Joyce
at 727-345-0679
Beginners Conversational Spanish-
Mon., 3:00-4:00 p.m. Call 727-482-2125 for
more info.
* Fencing Wed., 4:30 p.m. Call Ian For-
estier at 823-0922.

* Gymnastics- Thur., 5:30-6:15p.m. Call
Barbara at 804-9400.
* Karate Mon. & Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Diane at 459-1399.
Tai Chi Tues. & Thurs., 9-10:15 a.m.
Call Marge at 345-6708.
Tennis Tues., 5 p.m. for 10 & under,
& 6 p.m. for adults & Fri. 5pm for Juniors.
Call Jack at 280-4276
Urban Survivor Bootcamp Fitness -
Tues., 6:15-7:15 p.m. & Thur. 6:30-7:30
p.m. Please call Donnie Ali-McClendon @
* Yoga in the A. M. Wed., 9-10 a.m. Call
Valerie at 557-4258.
* Yoga in the P.M. Wed., 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Call Tamara at 512-2763.
Zumba Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call Ra-
chel at 419-905-5562 for more info.
As of October 1st, ALL skaters/bicyclists
MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport
Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulf-
port's Tomlinson Skate Park. Stickers
MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. An-
nual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and
$10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bi-
cyclists 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. Availabil-
ity to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m.-8
p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2013 -
September 30, 2014. Bicycles permitted on

@ Gulfport Library
TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS pm. FMI, call 893-107l
One-on-One Computer Instruction: Book Sale: Sat., Dec.
Monday ONLY 10:00 am-1:00 pm. First pm. Shop for great gi
come, first served, able prices in the corn
Computer & Online Safety: Thurs., room. Sponsored by o0
Dec. 12, 1:00 3:00 pm. Learn about be- all proceeds support
ing safe & secure with your personal in- programs.
formation when using computers and/or Crafts Club for All
other devices when communicating online. 1:30 am 3:30 pm. Pa
Pre-register at the Reference Desk or call vitation to all to join he
727-893-1073. tions/gifts in the spirit
Beginning iPad Class: Thursday, Dec. supplies for your creati
19, 1:00 3:00 pm. Learn how to both en- be provided (as usual).
joy and benefit from your new technology. Coffee/Talk Book Cli
Pre-registration required for this popular 11:00 am. **Note nev
class. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call of Dubliners by James
727-893-1073. & light refreshments.
ADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS tion Desk to pick up a
Victors' Support Group for Victims Circle of Friends of th
of Sexual Abuse: Mondays, 6 6:45 pm. Please call 893-1073 F]
FMI, call 727-637-4331. SCORE Counseling
Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) FREE & helpful advic
Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: business professionals
Call 727-360-9069. of every month. Call
Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: schedule an appointme
Wednesday at 10 am.
Gulfport Toastmasters: Wednesdays, CHILDREN/FAMILY
6:00 7:30 pm. FMI, call 727-827-7875. Science Club: Monda
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brary and its 16, 3:00 4:00 pm. Special seasonal activ-
ity. Craft supplies provided.
Sat., Dec. 7, Storytime: Join Cailey every Thursday
nds a jolly in- morning for stories & activities selected
making decora- for toddlers & preschoolers. Sing songs,
season! Craft play instruments and meet other caregiv-
'urposing will ers in the community. Thursday, 10:30-
11:00 am.
iurs., Dec. 19, Free Family Movie Day: Sat., Dec. 21,
. Discussion two movies, starting at 10:30 am and 1:30
e, over coffee p.m. Join us as for this popular monthly
y the Circula- program. Enjoy flicks with popcorn pro-
Sponsored by vided by our Circle of Friends. For movie
port Library. titles, call 727-893-1074.

s., Dec. 24, TEEN PROGRAMS
Experienced Teen Game Zone: Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30
urth Tuesday pm. Come challenge your friends on the
73 FMI & to latest XBOX 360 games or just hangout.
Free Refreshments. FMI, call 727-893-
1073 & ask for Cailey.
O0 4:00 pm. Open Monday-Friday: 10 am-7 pm &
invited to join Saturday: 10 am-4 pm
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Services City Sponsored Activities
........ in the Community

Senior Center

The Gulfport
Multipurpose Center
hours are Monday -
Thursday 8 a.m. 7 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. 4
p.m. The new December
calendar is out with
valuable information.
Stop by the Senior Center
or download your copy at and
click the Senior Center
link. Like us on Facebook
at "Gulfport Senior Center
and Foundation." Help our
page grow and get daily
valuable information!
The Gulfport Senior
Center Pantry is open on
Tuesday and Thursdays
from 1 3 p.m. You must
be over 50 and a Gulfport
resident. Pre-qualification
is also needed before use
of the pantry. Please bring
your Gulfport Picture
I.D., a utility bill and
proof of income. For more
information, please see
Rachel at the Center or
call 893-1231.
Do you know someone
who lives alone and
could use a friendly check
in call? Volunteers for the
Reassurance Telephone
Program call Gulfport
seniors every Monday
through Saturday between
7:30 8:30 a.m. To sign up
for this program, please
visit the Gulfport Senior
Center and bring valid

at the Senior Center will
be held on December 6th,
9:00 am 12:00 pm. You
never know what kind of
treasures you will find.
Coping with the Holiday
Blues Victoria Moore,
LCSW will be at the Senior
Center to provide you with
coping skills to make this
time of the year more
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enjoyable on Monday,
December 9th at 2:30 pm.
Movie Day at the Snack
Bar Tuesday, December
8th at 11:00 am. Watch
a FREE movie and get a
great deal on lunch for
Puzzle Pages Friday,
December 13th, 11:00 am.
Learn how to play Sudoku,
Binairo and so much more!
Prizes provided. From the
Puzzle Pages!
Holiday Dinner and
Show Wednesday,
December 18th. The
Fountains at Boca Ciega
Bay are providing a prime
rib holiday dinner at 12:00
pm at the Senior Center
(Tickets $7.00 each). At
1:30 pm, immediately
following dinner, we
will have the 2013 Joe
Koehler Christmas Show
"Christmas in The Town
Square" presented by
Dave O'Brien and Cookie
McPhee in the Catherine
Hickman Theater (Tickets
- $5.00 each).

This is your Center!:
Sign up today to enjoy
all the classes and events
offered at the Gulfport
Senior Center. Ask Rachel
to give you a tour! Pick up
a copy of the December
schedule at the Senior
Center or online at www.
org. The Senior Center
currently offers 55 monthly
classes for residents
over 50 to choose from.
Membership required.
Senior Center registration
is easy and free.
G.E.M.S. Gulfport
Extended Mobility
Service: Affordable
transportation for Gulfport
residents 55 and over as
well as disabled under 55.

iber 11, 2013

501 27th Ave. S.
$65 annual membership.
$2 per ride and your ride
to the Senior Center is
FREE!. Go to the mall,
grocery store, doctor's
appointments and more.
Call 727-893-2242. New
Schedule Available.

Pick up your new G.E.M.S.
*Senior Center-5501 27 Ave. S.
* www.gulfportseniorfoundation.
*Any G.E.M.S. driver
Thursday, 8 a.m. 7 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 am 4:00
p.m., Annual sign up for
the Fitness Center is an
affordable $25 a year or
$40 a couple. Stop by the
Senior Center and take a
tour of our state of the art
fitness facility.
Snack Bar: Bring a friend
to the Senior Center and
enjoy a light breakfast
for only $2.50 or lunch
for only $3. In a hurry?
Order a boxed lunch-to-go
by calling 893-2259. Great
food! Great prices!
Support Groups
Diabetic: on Mondays at
Caregivers: Every Wed.
at 12:30pm
Hearing Loss:lst & 3rd
Monday at 2:00 pm
Visual: 2nd & 4th Mondays
at 2 pm
Grief/Loss Support
Group, 2nd Monday at
5:30 pm
MoreActivities: www.
1617 49th St.
Faith Cathedral Interna-
tional Church: 9:30am,
Sun.; 4th Sun. Bible Study
Overeaters Anonymous:
Sun. 6:15-8:15pm


5501 27th Ave. So.

presented by Musical Theatre
Performing Arts Company
Sat., Dec. 14, 2pm
Sun., Dec. 15, 2 & 7pm
$17 Adv. Tks/$15 10 & under
Info 727-481-7359
Tks at door (if available) $22
adults, $17 kids 10 & under


5500 Shore Blvd. So.
Ballroom & Social Dancing
Sun., Dec. 8, 6-1 Opm, $7

Mon., Dec. 16, 7-10:15pm
$5 Members, $7 Non-members
Every Tuesday
Argentine Tango
7-11 pm, $7
7-8pm Lesson,
8-11 pm Dance

Every Wednesday
Swing Dance
6-7pm Bonus Lesson
7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson
8-11 pm Swing Dance, $7
Holiday Swing Dance
Wed., Dec. 18

Thursday, Dec. 5 & 12
Salsa Dance
6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons
8-1 Opm Dance, $7

Local Obituaries
W., 57, of Gulfport,
S passed away Nov.
C26, 2013. Born in
Easthampton, MA,
m he moved to Florida
in 1992. A skilled
craftsman, he owned his own
business, Eddie and the Carpenters.
Much of his work can be seen at the
Pasadena Yacht Club neighborhood
and he was a lead carpenter at Hulk
Hogan's Bellaire home. Eddie was
an avid NASCAR fan and loved all
motor racing sports. He cherished
his family, and time spent with his
grandchildren. In November of 2012,
Eddie's family home in Gulfport
was lost to an electrical fire. With
Nathan's and his brother-in-law
Jim's help, he spent the last year
rebuilding the house. Through all
of this, as throughout his life, Eddie
was always high-spirited. He lent a
laugh and brought joy to those around
him. Even when times were tough, he
was the first one in the room to share
a good joke. Eddie was loved by his
family, and is survived by his wife
Michelle; children Jennifer, Nathan,
Beth and Gabriel; grandchildren
Elijah and Estaria Burgess and
Connor and Aubrey Brumer; parents
Charles and Laurie Russ and sister
and brother-in-law Joanie and Mark
Donoghue. A celebration of Eddie's
life will be held at A Life Tribute in
Gulfport at a date in the near future.
For information contact the family,
or visit ALifeTribute.corn or 727-

of St. Pete Beach, passed away
Tuesday Nov. 26, 2013 at Palms of
Pasadena Hospital. She is survived
by her husband, John Hamilton of
54 years, daughter Christel and
Tom Cunningham, son Jay and
Susan Hamilton, grandchildren
J. Ryan Cunningham and Liam A.
Cunningham. Linda was a member
of the Gamma Phi Beta of Kent State
University and Treasure Island
Tennis and Yacht Club. She enjoyed
cooking, sewing, tennis and her family
and friends. A gathering of family and
friends will be held on Saturday, Nov.
30 at her home from 1-3 p.m. In lieu
of flowers donations may be made
to American Cancer Society. Beach
Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.

ALAN, 59, of Gulfport
passed away on Dec.
2, 2013. Born Sept.
20, 1954, he's gone
fishin'.Preceded in
death by wife Debbie Kaye. Survived
by son Justin E. Kaye of Seminole,
daughter Jennifer Blu Easley
(Brian), grandchildren Alaina, Aiden
Blu Easley of MS, brothers F. Kaye
(Sue) of AR, Kenny Kaye (Linda)
of Grove, TX, sister Diane Ford
(Charles) of St. Petersburg, also his
nephews and nieces and grandkids;
his companion and caretaker Betsy
Willis of home, and who loved him
dearly. Also her daughter Sondra and
son Cameron. And so many, many
friends. Arrangements at a later
date. Thank you, Suncoast Hospice.
Rest in Peace, Johnny K.

73, of Gulfport, FL
died Wednesday Nov.
27, 2013 at Suncoast
Hospice Care Center
Pinellas Park. He
was born on Long Island, N.Y. to
Joseph and Beatrice Morris. He
moved to Gulfport in 1970. He owned
and operated Carl's Auto Repair in
Gulfport, FL for nearly 30 years. He
was treasurer of the Suncoast MG
club for many years and a lifelong
MG enthusiast. He was survived by
a brother, Lenny Morris of NY; 2
children, Barbara Voll and Robert
Morris both of Gulfport, FL, and 5
grandchildren, Meridian and Valerie
Voll of Gulfport, FL, Joseph Johnson
of IN, Savannah and Maraka Morris
of IA. Cremation by Abbey Affordable
Cremation & Funeral Services with
ashes to be spread in The Gulf of
Mexico per his wishes.Memorial will
be held Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, 5:00
p.m. at ('I in.-' Park (Gulfport Blvd.
and Beach Blvd.).

of Warwick, NY, passed away on
November 9, 2013 at Westchester
Medical Center. She was 80 years old.
Born on July 18, 1933 in Wilmington,
DE, she was the daughter of the late
Erich 0. and Dorothy E. (Weiss)
Meyer. She was married to the late
Allan A. Voorhis. Irene was retired
as a Driver for Operation Wheels

Ecumenical Council in Warwick. She
also was a Bus Driver with Warwick
Valley Schools. Irene was an active
member of the Democratic Party and
had served as Treasurer and was a
member of Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church, Warwick. She is survived by
her daughter, Bonnie Jean Orr and
her husband James III of Howells,
NY; a son, Eric Arthur Voorhis and
his wife, Mia of Gulfport, FL; six
grandchildren: James D. Orr IV, Eric
A Voorhis, Jr., Thomas M. Orr, Dillon
D. Voorhis, Ashley H. Voorhis and
Nichole B. Voorhis; a sister, Barbara
U. Weller of Highland Lakes, NJ; a
brother-in-law, Art Voorhis and his
wife, Joanne of Woodshole, MA; and
several nieces and nephews. She
was predeceased by her companion,
William TedFitzhenry, and a brother-
in-law, Eberhard Weller.The family
would like to thank John Cleary and
his family for all of their help and
support. Memorial donations may
be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church, 95 Kings Highway, Warwick,
NY 10990 or New Milford/Edenville
United Methodist Church, PO Box
137, New Milford, NY 10959. A
memorial service is being planned
at a later date. Arrangements are
under the direction of Lazear-Smith
& Vander Plaat Memorial Home,
17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY
10990. For further information or to
send an online condolence, see www.





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Gabber December 5 December 11, 2013

Come see Photo
Show at Library
Travel is less enriching and
meaningful without face-to-face
interactions with the inhabitants
of foreign lands. Gulfport resident
Jude Bagatti shares memorable
faces encountered while wandering
the world with a photo exhibit
in The Friends Room of Gulfport
Library. View 25 images from
five continents. Call 727-

Club Lunch
The Lithuanian Club at 4880 46th
Avenue N., St. Petersburg is serving
lunch every Thursday at 1 p.m. The
autumn schedule of luncheons are
one week koldunai and the other
week cepelinai. The cost is $7 for
entree, side, dessert and coffee. This
Thursday's menu is cepelinai (grated
potato meat dumplings) served with
bacon and/or sour cream, dessert and
coffee. As usual, they Lithuanian beer
and fresh baked bread to buy every
Thursday. Please call Vida at 727-
866-7936 for information. Everyone
is welcome.

WE GO THERE! 321-6965

To the patients of
Carolyn J. Webber, D.O.

Carolyn J. Webber, D.O. has
relocated, effective October
3rd, 2013. Patient records will
be maintained at her former
practice, located at
7035 1 st Avenue South
St. Petersburg FL 33707.

The practice will remain open
with another provider. Any
patient or patient's duly
constituted representative
desiring to do so may obtain
copies of his or her patient
records at the
aforementioned location.

Gabber December 5- December 11, 2013

Sewers, from front page

City council voted to approve $37,250 to make the emergency repairs.
Workers must dig up the road and replace two of the four pipes, then replace
the road and repave. City council budgeted $75,000 for sewer repairs for the
current fiscal year, which started October 1. After these emergency repairs,
the Gulfport will have $37,750 left in this year's budget for storm sewer
repairs. Mr. Sopak told the Gabber he intended to use this year's budgeted
money for water treatment improvements and repairs as needed.
Repairs, Mr. Sopak says, should not wait.
"This work needs to be performed immediately," Mr. Sopak says, "as any
rainfall could cause more damage."
"They're corrugated metal? Is that normal?" Ward Two Councilwoman
Christine Brown asked.
"If you're on a farm, maybe," Mr. Sopak said.
Gulfport's Public Works department used a special camera to view the pipes
and suggested the city budget replace them. The city received a $455,000
estimate to replace all the sewer lines in the subdivision and planned to
replace the pipes in the 2016 budget year.
Storm sewer pipes can be made of metal, "but if you want them to last a long
time, they would be made of concrete or plastic or some type of composite,"
Mr. Sopak said. The city will replace them with heavy duty (HD) plastic
pipes. The city did not install the storm sewer lines; the contractor who built
the subdivision US Steel handled the installation.
The initial estimate for a total replacement of all four pipes ($455,000)
should decrease by the cost of this repair. When the city begins replacing the
storm sewers in this neighborhood, it will seek co-funding from the Southwest
Florida Water Management District.
These four pipes are the only four that the city has responsibility for
maintaining in the whole of the Pasadena Yacht and Country Club.
"We don't own it," he told council, "but we maintain it."

The One Million Dollar Question:
How to Buy New Sewers
Don Sopak warned council that the city's sewers needed replacing, and
Tuesday night the city heard about one of two possible programs that would
help Gulfport finance what city staff calls much-needed repairs. Mr. Sopak,
the city's public works director, presented a plan for the city in the summer
of 2011. That plan, a state revolving fund, allowed the city to borrow up
to $1-million and repay the loan over five years at 2.35%. Council initially
agreed to borrow the money but reversed their decision in October 2011.
Tuesday night, ConEdison Solutions presented one solution. This
program allows the city to borrow the money over up to 20 years. ConEd
representatives told Gulfport the city would save money annually with the
sewer improvements but if it did not, ConEd would pay the difference. For
example, if ConEd projects the city would save $200,000 a year from the
improvements but only saved $100,000, ConEd would have to write the city
a check for $100,000.
This is one of two programs the city is considering to fund sanitary sewer
"What we're talking about today is one mechanism to fund those
improvements," City Manager Jim O'Reilly explained to council, but added
the city had yet to determine all the improvements needed.
"This is just one option we'd like you to hear about," he said.
At the December 17 meeting the city will hear about the state revolving
loan program once again.

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City of Gulfport: Dispensing Free Samples

Q; At the tree lighting two girls walked through the crowd handing out
Red Bull (they were dressed in Red Bull costumes). Is this allowed on city
property? From an attendee at the Monday night tree lighting in Clymer
A: According to Gulfport City Manager Jim O'Reilly, yes, because the
event takes place on public property and open to everyone.
"Unless their presence caused a disruption or there were issues with their
product or conduct, there is nothing precluding individuals from handing
out such free samples at public events. While enjoying the tree lighting, I
personally was unaware of their presence, but I would have been happy to
intervene if I had been advised of a problem or issue."

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Reading Paws at the
Gulfport Library
Did you know reading to a pet
can help boost your child's literary
confidence? Come in Thursday,
December 5th from 3:30-4:30 to read
a story Maya, the reading assistance
golden retriever. To make an
appointment with Maya please call
Cailey at 893-1133.

Food for the Needy
The Sons of Italy located at 2500
34th Street S. is in the process of its
annual food drive. Last year they
were able to donate 1650 pounds of
food to charities. Please help, deliver
to their location at 2500 34th Street
S. in St. Petersburg. They are open
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Friday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call

Ready for Christmas?
The Methodist Thrift Shop now
has an entire room dedicated to
Christmas. Come on in and check it
out. From things for decorating and
gifts to give, all kinds of goodies are
waiting for you. Prices are very low,
too. And don't forget to check out their
winter clothes. New items are put
out every week. Stop in and shop at
Sophie's Attic Thrift Shop, a mission
outreach of First United Methodist
Church Gulfport. They are located
on 53rd St. near 28th Avenue S. and
are open from 9-noon on Fridays and

Canadian Club to Meet
Canadian Club Gulf Coast Florida
is a happy group of retired Canadian
men who meet monthly over the
snowbird season at Banquet Masters,
8100 Park Boulevard N. in Pinellas
Park. They enjoy Canadian talk,
good refreshments, a wonderful meal,
and great speakers. There is also a
weekly golf group. Several of their
events (Christmas Party, Sweetheart
Dinner/Dance, Ladies Lunch) include
the ladies. Their next lunch meeting
is on Wednesday, December 11th,
(doors open at 11 a.m., lunch at
12:30). Membership $15. Lunch costs
$13. (Clh.inly Draws are $2/ $5. All
men are welcome to join. Call Dann
Oliver at 727-343-3843.

Gabber December 5 December 11, 2013

Election Season Opens in Gulfport & St. Pete Beach

by Cathy salustnri
Paul Ray has qualified as a candidate for the Gulfport
Ward Three seat. At press time no other candidates have
qualified for either seat, although Yolanda Roman (Ward
Three) opened a bank account and picked up a packet and
incumbent and current vice mayor Dan Liedtke (Ward One)
also opened a bank account.
This means that if the city held elections today, both Ray
and Liedtke would take their seats unopposed. Once Ms.
Roman submits her paperwork and the county Supervisor
of Elections verifies her petition cards, she will qualify as a
candidate against Mr. Ray in Ward Three.
Current councilwoman Jennifer Salmon chose not to run
again after two terms representing Ward Three. Ms. Salmon
first took the office as an unopposed candidate; she kept her
seat against long-time resident Jim Perry during the last
election. Council terms last two years.
Candidates have until noon Monday to qualify for either the
Ward One or the Ward Three seat. Please "like" the Gabber
Newspaper on Facebook and visit our web site, theGabber.
corn, for updates between now and Monday noon.

St. Pete Beach
This year three seats come up for election on St. Pete Beach:
District One, District Three, and the Mayor's seat. Lorraine
Huhn, Marvin Shavlan, and Mayor Steve McFarland occupy
those seats, respectively.
While the official qualification period doesn't start until
noon on Monday, December 9, several residents have paid
for candidate guidebooks. Below we list who purchased a
book; St. Pete Beach City Clerk Rebecca Haynes cautions
that although a person paid for a book, that does not mean
they intend to run. Anyone can buy a book and give it to
anyone else.
The list below shows who, at press time Wednesday, paid
for a book and the district in which they live (Except for
Lorraine Huhn and McFarlin, who have both declared their

intended seat). Because the mayor's seat is up tor election,
some of the people who live in District Three may inten
to run for mayor. If a potential candidate lives in neither
District One or Three, readers may extrapolate that they (or
the person for whom they purchased the book) intend to run
for mayor.

Jim Anderson, District 3 *Lorraine Huhn**, District
1 Jim Kilpatrick, District 1 Gary Littrell, District 3
Maria Lowe, District 4 *Steve McFarlin**, Mayor Jim
Parent***, District 3 Tiffany Secka, District 3 **Marvin
Shavlan, District 3
**Indicates the person has opened account, statement o
***Mr. Parent told the clerk he pulled the book "for
educational purposes"

From the city's web site:
A candidate for position of City Commissioner must be a
full-time resident of the district from which he or she seeks
office or, if for the position of Mayor-Commissioner, a full-
time resident of the City of St. Pete Beach.
A candidate may announce his or her candidacy at any
time; however, before accepting any contributions, making
any expenditures, or obtaining any petition signatures, the
candidate must file an Appointment of Campaign Treasurer
and Designation of Depository Form (Form DS-DE 9) with
the City Clerk.
Candidate Guidebooks are available at the Office of the City
Clerk, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; the
cost is $10.00. Please contact Rebecca Haynes at 363-9220 to
schedule an appointment to obtain a guidebook and discuss
filing procedures.

Begins: 12:00 p.m. (noon) Monday, December 9, 2013.
Ends: 12:00 p.m. (noon) Friday, December 13.

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Too Big To Manage
t's not a new thought that the
U. S. government might be too
big to function properly. Even
President Obama's former advisor
and go-to-man, David Axelrod
commented that the government
was too vast to expect the president
to know what's going on. That's not
quite the same as saying it can't
function. However, a recent op-ed in
the Washington Post blends the two
by declaring that the government
lacks management skills. That's
pretty scary considering how much
the government manages.
The point is made by William M.
Daley, Commerce Secretary (1997-
2000) under Bill Clinton and White
House Chief of Staff for Barack
Obama, 2011-12 andLinda J. Milmes,
professor of public policy at Harvard
University and chief financial officer,
Department of Commerce, 1999-
2001. They aren't talking about
themselves, but about the line

managers throughout the federal
bureaucracy and they attribute it to
"the system". That's my phrase, not
Referring to the $400-600 million
spent on the Affordable Care Act
(ObamaCare, DemoCare) web site
noting that it doesn't work, not
because the technology doesn't work,
but because the entire system was
not properly managed. As they put it,
government lacks basic management
skills. And, that's because key
positions managing financial,
technical, procurement affairs are
not considered "glamorous". Their
word not mine.
Managers are measured in
government by the ability to expand
the department, number of employes
and the size of the budget. No
rewards are offered for doing more
for less money or with fewer people.
Not using up a budget is a no-no since
that means next year's budget might
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or politicians (and apparently not
by administrative management) for
success. It's more of a blame game.
This system problem has led to
other problem projects: the Coast
Guard upgrade in its fleet that went
from a $17 billion cost to $29 billion;
the Homeland Security virtual
fence project that had to be halted;
a Department of Veterans Affair -
Defense Department integration of
data systems that has had numerous
delays and dysfunction; and an IRS
attempt to improve its electronic
filing and refund system that hasn't
met expectations.
Their solutions include incentives
for management skills, flexibility
in management of resources, an
incentive for saving money; working
with state and local governments
who disperse 25 per cent of the
federal money, better budgeting
performance and process by
Congress; and consolidating over-
lapping departments and vigorously
evaluating and pruning poorly
functioning or no longer relevant
No argument here. But there might
be some from politicians in both
parties, special interests represented
by both parties, and the bureaucrats
themselves. Newton's Law about
a body in motion tends to stay in
motion or, in this case, non-motion,
unless an external force is applied
to it. The question is how big a force
and for how long can it be mustered
to dislodge from its inertia an
institution of millions of employes
with a budget of trillions of dollars?
In the meantime, government moves
on and on, taking on larger projects
and pretending they can manage
them. Even privatization requires
managing the out-sourcing and that
starts with managing the procuring
of the out-source and continuing
through either the completion of
a given project, or the perpetual
monitoring of the out-source. In the
end, whether in personal affairs,
private business, or public business
one has to know his limits and
That may or may not mean a much
smaller federal government, but it
certainly calls for a review of what
government is capable of handling
and what it's not. Right now, it's not
a pretty picture.

Gabber December 5 December 11, 2013

Pinellas Paws Cause
Holiday Event
Pinellas County Animal Services
will celebrate the holidays with
the Pinellas Paws Cause festivities
on Saturday, December 7th, from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The pet-friendly
event is being held to support
the Animal Welfare Trust Fund
and will keep tails wagging with
entertainment, demonstrations,
vendors, food and more.
Pets and owners can get their
picture taken with Santa Paws for
$5 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the
lobby of the shelter. Photographer
Ron Grecco will donate the proceeds
to the Animal Welfare Trust Fund.
New this year, silent auction
bidding on vendor prizes and donated
items begins at 10 a.m. The bidding
will close at 1 p.m.
Pet parade through Florida
Botanical Gardens, led by Captain
Barky begins at 11 a.m. Free
registration for the costume contest
begins at 10:30 a.m. Rescue dogs
will join the jaunt and secret judges
will award prizes for best and cutest
costumes. Each pet will receive a
doggy bag for participating.
Sheriff Deputy Robert Cahoon of
the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office's
K-9 Unit will offer demonstrations at
12:30 p.m.
Pet portraits painted on the
Pinellas Paws Cause Mural at Animal
Services by Anne Fields of Murals for
Mutts. A special event price of $75,
with $25 donated to shelter animals
through the Animal Welfare Trust
Free raffle drawings will be
available throughout the day.
The event is sure to bring joy to
every shelter dog and cat that is
adopted and spread goodwill with
the help of SPCA Tampa Bay, the
Humane Society of Pinellas, Pet Pal,
community pet partners and dozens
of rescue groups, all of whom will
have their dogs and cats available for
Animal Services will offer adoption
specials, which include spay/neuter,
immunizations and a county license.
Gift baskets are also being prepared
as a special gift to each family who
adopts a shelter pet at the holiday
event while supplies last.
Proceeds from the Pinellas Paws
Cause will benefit the Animal

Welfare Trust Fund, which directly
benefits shelter pets by providing
creature comforts such as toys, more
comfortable kennels and specialized
Pinellas County Animal Services
is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road
in Largo. Normal hours of operation
are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to
6 p.m., with the adoption center
closing at 5:30p.m. Saturdayhours are
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and services include
adoptions. Rabies vaccinations are
administered on Thursdays from
1 to 4 p.m. The facility is closed all
Pinellas County holidays.
For information on how to adopt,
donate or volunteer, join Pinellas
County Animal Services on Facebook.
To learn more about the shelter,
animalservices, or call 727-582-2600.

The lost or found pets hotline is 727-

Church seeks
Food Donations
Pasadena Presbyterian Church has
a food donation center that gives
away food to needy families two times
a month. They accept donations of
non-perishable food and financial
support throughout the year but
during November and December they
have a donation unit placed on their
property at 100 Pasadena Avenue N.
It is open 3-7 p.m. weekdays and 10-2
on Saturday. Checks for meat and
perishables can be made to Pasadena
Presbyterian Church (write Food
Distribution Center on the "for" line
of your check).

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Big Flat Screen 50" HD TV Give-A-Way drawing, Sun 12/22 3pm Post #125 (need not be present to win). Proceeds
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The Legion Riders meet the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
Auxiliary meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Please join us and share your ideas.
Legionnaire meetings are the 3rd Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
Sons of American Legion meetings are the last Monday of each month at 7 p.m. All members are welcome.
Service Officer, Bob Cannon is at the Post on Thursday's from 9 a.m. till noon to offer assistance.

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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 11/22
Domestic- 5500 BIk Gulfport Blvd.
Noise- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Shots Fired (Heard)- 49th St. & 8th
Ave. S.
Juvenile Trouble- 4200 BIk 18th Ave.
Shots Fired (Heard)- 18th Ave. &
53rd St. S.
Saturday 11/23
Noise- 3000 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Noise- 2600 BIk 59th St. S.

Drug Call- 5100 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Armed Robbery- 51 st St. & 15th Ave.
Sunday 11/24
Juvenile Trouble- 5900 BIk Bayview
Cir. S.
Animal Call- 2600 BIk Beach Blvd.
Drug Call- 5500 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Armed Robbery- 1800 BIk 53rd St.
Monday 11/25
Animal Call- 57th St. & 20th Ave. S.
Domestic- 3000 BIk 49th St. S.
Hit & Run- 4900 BIk Tangerine Ave.
Theft- 3100 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Domestic- 5600 BIk 30th Ave. S.
Tuesday 11/26
Assault/Battery- 1400 BIk 49th St.
Vandalism- 5700 BIk Gulfport Blvd.
Water Rescue- 6000 BIk Shore Blvd.

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Gabber December 5 December 11, 2013

MOAA to Meet
The Military Officers Association
meets for lunch on the third Friday
of each month. The next luncheon
will be on December 20th at Banquet
Masters, 8100 Park Boulevard in
Pinellas Park. Social hour starts at
11 a.m. followed by lunch and a short
program. Military Officers who are
retired, active duty or former officers
and their spouses or widows are
invited to attend. For reservations
call CDR Bill Bolin at 584-1595.

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reasons. First, he says his
more than 20 years of
experience as an attorney
specializing in handling
"literally thousands" of
bankruptcies means that he
has dealt with virtually any
kind of problem or issue that
might arise with them. And,
secondly, he had to file a
Chapter 13 bankruptcy
himself. He says that
experience makes him very
sensitive to the kinds of
things people face when
making the difficult decision
to file.
"Most attorneys have
never been in a situation
where they have been
worried about how to keep
the lights on, but I have been
there myself so I can really
relate to what people are
going through," said
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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
colleagues who knew me and
go through the process
myself, that usually helps to
put people more at ease and
understand that I have been
there and done that

Holiday Lights in
the Gardens
The Florida Botanical Garden's
annual Holiday Lights in the Gardens
event is open through Wednesday,
January 1st every evening from
5:30 to 9:30 p.m. More than 750,000
brilliant LED lights illuminate
pathways and plazas throughout
the gardens. Visitors also enjoy the
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recently, any debt
discharged in
Bankruptcy is a non
taxable event as far as the
IRS is concerned.

We understand this is not
an easy process or
concept to grasp. We
would like an opportunity
to explain in depth and in
terms that are relatable to
you, the homeowner, just
what this means and how
it could be of benefit to
you and your future.
Every situation is differ-
ent and therefore has a
different solution, so
please call us and let us
discuss what is best for
you, and then you can
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take. Remember there
we would like the chance
to show those to you.
Only you can make the call.

Evening and weekend
appointments are available.
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St. Pete Beach, FL.

"You know, in 99 percent of
bankruptcy cases the
situation is that bad things
happen to good people. They
have gone through an
expensive health crisis or a
divorce or just got in over
their head with debt."
He began his career as a
staff attorney for the U.S.
Department of Justice in
Atlanta. He is licensed to
practice law in both Florida
and Georgia.
"I like what I do because I
feel like I can help people get
a fresh start," said Sanders.
"Since the initial
consultation is free, you really
don't have anything to lose to
meet with me and we can
assess your situation and see
how it might be best for you to
proceed. Bankruptcy can
be one solution to getting
back on your feet
financially, but it may not
be the best or only
solution for you.
Sanders has held a number
of seminars and written
professional papers
concerning bankruptcy law in
general, ECF requirements
and new issues. He is a
former director of the
Bankruptcy Section of the
State Bar of Georgia.
The firm also handles
Short Sale negotiations,
defense against foreclosures,
wills & trusts, civil litigation
and personal injury.

Best Wishes For a
Wonderful Holiday Season

entertainment and special visits
with Santa Claus.
An up-to-date schedule of nightly
family friendly entertainment-
including selected dates for Santa's
visits-can be found on the Florida
Botanical Gardens' website at www.
A donation of $2 per person (13
years and older) is recommended.
Refreshments are also available for
sale each night and the Foundation
will have a Holiday Gift Cart in
addition to the specialty items at the
Botanical Bounty gift shop.
The Holiday Lights in the Gardens
is a completely volunteer-driven
and staffed event. Volunteer
opportunities are available.
Interested persons can email their
full name, contact number and the
days they would like to volunteer to
A video of the Holiday Lights can be
viewed at
Other events scheduled during the
Holiday Lights include a Florida
Botanical Gardens Foundation gift
and plant sale on Sunday, December
8th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a dog
parade on Sunday, December 29th
starting at 1 p.m.
The Florida Botanical Gardens is
located at 12520 Ulmerton Road in
Largo, with an alternate entrance
at 12211 Walsingham Road. The
gardens remain open from 7 a.m.
until dusk every day, with free
admission during daylight hours.
For more information, visit www. or call 727-582-2100.

Call for Vendors
"Island Festival", an annual event
celebrating culture of the South
Pinellas Gulf Beach Communities,
will be held at Gulf Beaches
Historical Museum 115 10th
Avenue, St. Pete Beach, onMarch 1st,
2014. Artists, crafters and antique/
collectible vendors are invited to
participate. There will be space for
40 vendors in Pass-a-Grille park
adjoining the museum. There is no
fee, but a donation would be greatly
appreciated in exchange for your
participation. Email gbhm2012@aol.
com or call 727-552-1610 and leave
your contact information.

Gabber December 5 December 11, 2013

Society to Meet
The Massachusetts Society will
meet December llth at 1 p.m. at
Beachway Mobile Park on 687 54th
Street S. in Gulfport. This month is
their Christmas Yankee Swap. Bring
a $5 gift, wrapped, no tags. The
officers and members invite their
friends from other New England
states to join them for this fun holiday
event. Refreshments will be served.

Fun for your Brain
Join in the fun at the Puzzle Party
on Friday, December 13th at 11
a.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center,
5501 27th Avenue S. Learn how to
play Sudoku, Binairo and so much
more! Prizes provided. You must be
a Center member to attend.
Must be a registered Gulfport Senior
Center member. Membership is easy
and free for all individuals 50 years
of age or older. For more information,
please contact Rachel at 727-

Garden Club of
St. Petersburg Events
The following event will be held at
the Garden Club of St. Petersburg,
500 Sunset Drive S. in St. Petersburg.
Call 727-381-8920 or visit www.
Friday, December 6, 11 a.m.:
Their Holiday Home and Garden
Brunch with Design Inspirations.
This program is filled with fabulous
holiday ideas for the home-both
inside and out- all beginning with a
lovely brunch. Garden Club members
will present design ideas for the
home and outdoor spaces. There will
be opportunities for some holiday
shopping, drawings and surprises.
Proceeds support the renovation
projects of the Garden Club of St.

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Gabber December 5- December 11, 2013

For years, former Gulfport mayor, Mike Yakes, tried to light the Christmas
tree in ('I in,., Park, and every year he found himself unable to do so without
help from some of the youngest Gulfportians. Monday night Gulfport's new
mayor, Sam Henderson, tried to light the tree only to discover that he, too,
lacked the power to launch Gulfport into the Christmas season without help
from Gulfport's kids.
Fortunately for Mayor Henderson, there was no shortage of children on hand
at the tree lighting and when he asked for volunteers he found no shortage of
kids to help flip the switch on the lights.
Instead of buying a fresh tree or using an artificial one, Gulfport decorates a
live cedar tree in ( i1, .' Park. After the annual lighting of the tree, Gulfport's
Tot Time performs. Santa usually interrupts their song with a splashy arrival
in a fire truck. This year was no exception, and Santa arrived just as the kids
finished their songs.
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Sons of Italy Lodge
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The Sons of Italy is always looking
for new members to join our lodge.
The public is always invited. There
is card playing, bocce and electronic
bar games for members and guests.
They are open Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m.
through 8:30 p.m.

Book Donations Needed
Donations of books are needed by
the Bookstore of The Friends of the
West St. Petersburg Community
Library located on the St. Petersburg
College Gibbs Campus, corner of
8th Avenue N. and 67th St. N. The
proceeds from the sale of these items
are used to fund special children's
and adult programs to benefit the
community. They are a volunteer
non-profit c-3 organization and can
provide a receipt to you for your
possible tax deduction. Please call
Elaine Wenstrom at 253-6904.


Pasta Dinner
Every Monday
The Sons of Italy will serve a pasta
dinner every Monday from 4-7:30
p.m. Cost is $6 and includes pasta,
two meat balls and salad. Donation
to Scholarship Fund. They are
located at 2500 34th Street S. in
St. Petersburg. Call 798-6355.

USCG Safe Boating
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
78 has a 13-week continuous Safe
Boating program every Tuesday,
7 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 6:30 p.m. to
register. Begin any Tuesday and
finish 13 weeks later or take up to
two years to finish.
December's classes include: "Piloting
Your Boat Part B" December 10,
and "Powering Your Boat" December
17. Christmas and New Year's
vacation the weeks of December 24
and December 31.
Cost is $40 for 13 weeks andincludes
new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim
at 360-4846.

Senior Excursions from
St. Pete Beach
The St. Pete Beach Community
Center has new Senior Excursions
on the schedule for the fall. The
excursions are a great way for
local seniors to travel with their
friends. The new trips are as
follows: December 13th: Shopping
at International Mall; December
20th: Holiday Lights at Botanical
Gardens and Largo Central Park.
All excursions will depart from the
St. Pete Beach Community Center,
7701 Boca Ciega Dr. Trip times vary.
All participants must pre-register by
the Wednesday prior to the excursion.
Each trip is $12 for residents of St.
Pete Beach and $15 for non residents.
For more information visit www. or call 727-363-9245.

SPCREA to Meet
The South Pinellas Retired Teachers
Association (SPCREA) meets at
11 a.m. the second Thursday of
Gabber December 5 December 11, 2013

each month from October through
May. They will be meeting at the
Teppanyaki Grill and Supreme
Buffet at 391 34th Street N. in St.
Petersburg. The buffet cost is $6.99.
Meetings are open to all who have
worked in the field of education
whether here in Florida or elsewhere,
including teachers, support personnel
and administrators.
The Florida Retired Educators
Association is a dynamic, fun
organization with something
for everyone. There are great
membership benefits and discounts
and advocacy for their pension.

SPCREA often plans fun field trips of
interest to the group. At each meeting
they have the opportunity to donate
to a local charity carefully chosen
by the project cheer committee. The
meeting begins at 12 noon with an
activity planned by the hospitality
Come join them on December 12th.
At this meeting they will have a
White Elephant Auction and seasonal
music. The meeting is not used for
business and adjourns by 1 p.m.
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Beta Sigma Phi
Laureate Epsilon Theta members
will celebrate the start of the holiday
season on Saturday, December 7th at
the Dolphin Beach Resort at Sunshine
City Council's Annual Christmas
Brunch. Several of the members and
their guests will enjoy the brunch
and will bring non-perishable canned
goods for the St. Giles Food Pantry.
Paula Adams and Pat Lynch are
the co-chairmen for the event and
the committee has planned a festive
social event.
The Holiday Meeting will be held
on Wednesday, December llth at
the home of Joyce Keller with all
members bringing a dish to share
for the refreshments. Joyce will
present the program for the meeting.
Members participating with a
Beta Buddy will exchange gifts.
On Saturday, December 14th, the
Couples' Christmas Dinner will be
hosted by Val Rankin and Sharon
Ingram at Sharon's home. Dinner
will be prepared by the hostesses
and there will be a gift exchange for
the gentlemen and the ladies will
participate in an ornament exchange.
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Small Town Christmas Party, Carols, and
Nighttime Tour of Lights

Looking for an old-timey Christmas party? Come join the Gulfport Historical
Society on Friday, December 13 to get into the true spirit of this Christmas
season. The Society will open its doors for a down-home Christmas party.
Take your pick of two celebrations: Christmas carols on the Gulfport trolley or
tree-trimming at the museum. The Gulfport Trolley will take a nighttime tour
of the city's holiday decorations while riders sing holiday carols led by singer
Laura Henderson. Back at the Gulfport History Museum (5301 28th Street
South), merry-makers can help trim the Society's new Christmas tree while
singing along with a one-man holiday band. Tree-trimmers will make wishes,
write them on paper chain links, and build an old-fashioned Christmas chain.
For a voluntary donation, you can honor a loved one with luminaries along
the museum walkway.
The trolley loads up at 6:30 p.m. and at 7 p.m. the tree-trimming begins. The
trolley can only hold 24 people, so line up early to secure your spot.
If you're so inclined, please bring a dessert to share. The Society will have
coffee, hot chocolate, and mulling spices. As always, these family-friendly
events are free and open to the public, although the Society does accept
donations and will collect non-perishable food for the Gulfport Multipurpose
Senior Center Food Pantry. BYOB welcome. Please call Miki at 32-5705 or
e-mail Cathy at for more information. We look forward
to seeing you all there!


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Donate to CTK
Chilly weather means Pinellas
school children are coming to Clothes
To Kids stores for their warm winter
school wardrobes. What are they
looking for? They need long jeans/
pants, long sleeve shirts, tennis
shoes, andjackets.
Clothes To Kids has an immediate
need for new or gently used girls and
boy's pants 6-16; long and short sleeve
shirts S-XL; young men's shorts 18-38
and young girls and boys shoes sizes
12-5 CTK's inventory is critically
low and your kind donations of new
or gently used clothes and shoes are
needed. Help CTK ensure that every
child leaves with a complete week's
worth of warm school clothing. At
Clothes To Kids their goal is to
provide a complete cool weather
wardrobe for each child who visits
thier stores. Warm their hearts by
donating warm clothing!
New or gently used clothes and
shoes can be dropped off between
9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-
Friday in Clearwater at 1059 N.
Hercules Avenue, or in St. Pete at
3251 Third Avenue N., Suite 145.
Cash donations are also needed for
purchasing clothing in short supply
and new underwear.
Clothes To Kids, a nonprofit
organization provides free clothing
to low-income, school-age children
in Pinellas County, free of charge.
For more information, please call
441-5050orvisitwww. ClothesToKids.

Hounds 4 Heroes
Seeks Volunteers
Hounds 4 Heroes of Tampa Bay, a
non-profit headquartered in Gulfport,
trains retired racing greyhounds to
be service dogs for veterans with Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
You may have seen their dogs, which
are provided to their handlers at no
charge, walking on the streets of
Gulfport or at Bay Pines VA hospital.
As a fundraiser, they will be doing
gift wrapping at Barnes and Noble
during the holidays and they need



volunteers to assist. If you would
like to donate a few hours to work,
please call 727-385-9858 or email

Center Offers Masters
Swim Program
Are you interested in participating
in your first triathlon, but have little
swimming background? Were you a
swimmer in high school, but haven't
gotten into the pool since? Are you
a top-notch triathlete looking for
technique work and stroke analysis?

Join a diverse group of swimmers
for early morning workouts and
coaches on deck at every practice.
Try a workout for free your first
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Cost is $30 pool fee and $40 coaching
fee due on the first of each month.
Participants must have current US
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Monday, Wednesday and Friday
from 5:30-7 a.m. at the City of
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You & THE

By Robert J. Myers, Esq.
What You Need to
Know About Florida's
new Power of
Attorney Act (Part II)
The most fundamental change in
Florida's new Power of Attorney
(POA) Act is the classification and
requirements of certain powers
now designated as "Superpowers".
The "Superpowers" established by
Florida Statute 709.2202 are:
1. Creating an inter vivos trust;
2. Amending, modifying, revoking
or terminating a trust created by or
on behalf of the principal, only if the
trust instrument explicitly provides
for such action by the settlor's
3. Making a gift;

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4. Creating or changing rights of
5. Creating or changing a beneficiary
6. Waiving the principal's right to be
a beneficiary of a joint and survivor
annuity, including a survivor benefit
under a retirement plant; and
7. Disclaiming property and powers
of appointment
The authority to exercise these
"Superpowers" must not only be
specifically outlined in the POA,
but the principal must sign or
initial their name next to each
specific "Superpower". In addition,
the agent may only exercise these
"Superpowers" consistent with the
duty to preserve the principal's
estate plan and the exercising of the
"Superpowers" must notbeprohibited
by any governing document affected.
Furthermore, if the agent is not
related to the principal, the agent
may not use these "Superpowers"
to benefit themselves or anyone for
whom the agent has an obligation to
Florida's new POA Act also

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or reject a POA within a reasonable
time. For example, four days is
deemed a reasonable time for a
financial institution to accept or reject
a POA. A third person who rejects a
POA must explain in writing why
the POA was rejected. Also, third
persons are protected from liability if
their reliance on the POA was done
in a good faith belief that the POA
was properly executed.
Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson
Law Offices which is located at
1135 Pasadena Avenue South, Suite
140, St. Petersburg, Florida. The
telephone number is 727-347-5131.
Mr. Myers welcomes calls regarding
this article and other related legal
topics. This column outlines general
legal principles and is not intended
to give you legal advice. If you have
a specific question about the law,
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Fine Dining every Friday
Come join them at the Sons of Italy,
2500 34th Street S. in St. Petersburg
every Friday from 4-8 p.m. for a
3-course dinner. Happy hour is from
4-5 p.m. Cost is $10; donations to the
scholarship fund. Call 798-6355 for

43rd Street Senior's
Club to Meet
The 43rd Street Senior Citizen's
Club meets the third Friday of each
month at 12 noon at Christ Lutheran
Church, 3451 30th Avenue N. in St.
Petersburg, September through May.
Bring a covered dish and $1 donation.
Public is welcome for fun and games.
Call Mary Ann at 727-595-8648 or
Beverly at 727-328-1266.

Buy this Lithuanian
Cookbook for Holidays
The Lithuanian Scout Assn. has
published a cookbook as a fundraiser.
It would be a wonderful addition to
young cooks, bringing back memories
of moms or grandmother's dinners.
Many times one remembers those
warm family dinners with aromatic
recipes. This is a very nice holiday
gift to the younger generation. The
cookbook is, "Tried & True Treasured
Recipes", about 350 recipes. Cost is
$15, here. If to be mailed, postage
is $4.50. Please call Irene for more
information at 727-363-1234.

Call for Volunteers
for Large Project
Margarete Tober, VP
Gulfport Neighbors
Gulfport Neighbors is embarking
on a project to help another of our
neighbors with needed yard clean-
up as well as repairs and painting
of their home. This project will
take place in four phases. Not all
dates are determined, however, the
schedule is aggressive as we would
like to have this completed in time
for Christmas. The four phases
are: yard clean-up; power washing;
repairs and painting.
We are looking for volunteers to
assist with all facets of this project,
with the most help needed in the
last phase painting.

Date for phases 2 and 3 are to be
determined. They require workers
skilled in power washing (as
parts of the house are somewhat
vulnerable) and home repairs. We
would like to have these efforts led
by professionals with our volunteers
Phase 4 will require a whole bunch
of folks to assist with painting the
house and fence.
We are also looking for vendors and
or individuals to assist in providing
building materials, paint and

If you can help, in any way,
please message us at the Gulfport
Neighbors Facebook page or by
email at Gulfportneighbors@ Please provide us with
information on how you can help as
well as dates that you are available -
i.e. weekdays, weekends, etc. Please
also include an e-mail address.
Gulfportians, we are looking
forward to your help in helping to
make a difference and spreading
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Mobile, licensed, guaranteed, call for free esti-
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Virus Removal, Wireless.
Help with iPad, Kindle, Phone, etc.
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In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training,
Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance &
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Room Additions Lightning Protection
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GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experi-
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Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed.
Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount,
Hauling, Pressure Cleaning, Handyman, Yard
Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim/Rake,
Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721.
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Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 26 Year Gab-
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Sash Window Reglazing and Repair. Reliable,
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Honest. Call Tom, 727-343-2702.
Located at 5005 18th Ave. S., Gulfport. Eu-
ropean Craftsmanship. Lic.#CCC1326212.
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ists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let "A
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1 "We make your trees feel beautiful"
L -_ .,] Trees cleaned, elevated
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LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Clean-
ing, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush
Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris
Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave,
Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 25 Years
Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps.
439-0792. Lic.#C8312. BBB Accredited.

TREE-X 599-3311
Tree an LandMscape Service

Mowing, Edging, Hedge Trimming
Sodding, Planting & Mulching
323-4792 Licensed
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Courteous. Residential/Commercial Lawn
Maintenance. Free Estimates, Old Fashioned
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DAN'S HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service
Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers.
Dump Truck, will Haul Anything. Will Deliver,
Mulch, Shell, Rocks, Dirt. Better Prices, Better
Service. 727-460-0327.

PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates.
Commercial Residential References Upon
Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.
Painting. Making happy customers for 30yrs.
Pressure Cleaning, Honest, Reliable. 727-344-
1674. References/Guaranteed. Lic.#C4749.
Woman Owner.

Seniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates
727-522-2508. MasterCard/Visa.
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quality, about the same price. What sets P,
us apart from all the rest is that when
we say we will be there at 10 on Tuesday
...we will be there at 10 on Tuesday!

ES- #C7128. Senior Discounts, All Plumbing
Needs. No Overtime Charges. 40+ yrs. Expe-
rience. 727-421-4903. Bill Strickland.

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A Family Traifilmon Since 1954
Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning,
Remodels, New Construction, Better Business
Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523.

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PART TIME- For Busy Cleaning Company.
Must have at least one year experience.
Transportation and phone a plus. Call after
5pm. 727-743-0701
Home. Contract Work: Requires $40 Materials
Fee, Glue Gun & Transport a Must. J&K Nov-
elty, 727-527-1816
Mature companions, homemakers, CNA's
needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule.
Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034.
Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this
Regional Account. Werner Enterprises, 1-855-
Small Engineering firm in Gulfport seeking an
Administrative Assistant. Strong proficiency
in Microsoft Office and Quick Books is Re-
quired. Prior experience working with general
accounting principles highly desirable. Other
responsibilities include making travel arrange-
ments, filing, and varied engineering docu-
mentation preparation. Must have a vehicle.
Limited travel may be required. Employer-paid
benefits to include health, dental and vision
insurance, as well as 401K. $10 $12/hour
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Coins, Broken Jewelry, Toys, Guy Stuff,
Sports, Antiques, Collectibles, Military, Pot-
tery. Estate Sales Conducted. John Sutorius,

We've Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Un-
wanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No
Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or
Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710


FORD FOCUS 2008-Excellent Condition,
Good on Gas, 75,000k Miles, Spacious Interi-
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$495 Deliver
Many more to choose from.
Value First Auto Sales
8021 4th Street North a St. Pete
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $4.50
per issue. Call 321-6965.

your Junk Car, Truck, Van. Free 1hr. Pick-up
Time. Title Requried. Sam 727-251-2130.

13CU.FT. CHEST FREEZER-(Frigidaire).
Small Under Counter Refrigerator. Magic Chef.
Portable Dehumidifier (Whirlpool). Portable
Hot/Cold Water Fountain GE. 727-709-6348.

Please Call Frank at 727-418-8297.
2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large
300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations.
Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N.
St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936.
ForYour Party. Lots of references. Call Banjos
& More at 727-368-0035 to book your next
land by Johnson Brothers. Eight 6pc. Setting
w/teapot and 3 platters. 727-864-5973.
22", $95. Briggs & Stratton Generator, never
used, $475. 727-347-2332.
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
CHRISTMAS VILLAGE- 8ft wide by 16ft long.
LGB Bachmann Train, Village, Carnival, Ski
Resort. Lots of Dept 56. Paid over $3,000.
Must sell $250 o.b.o. 727-542-3537.
BRICKS-$25. Takes All, You Haul. 727-432-
2014 BIKE WEEK-Daytona Beach. March
6th-16th. Wyndham Resort. Rent Time Share.
All Amenities. 3days/9days. W/D, 1, 2, 3 Bed-
rooms. Reasonable. 727-345-0627.

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16-18' boat trailer, $275. 727-347-2332
BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT-From 25' to 55' Sail
of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample
Parking. Madeira Beach 727-641-6465.

You Can Become A Groomer. Flexible Class
Schedule PT/FT Easy Qualifying School Loan.
Certified Vendor for Vocational Rehabilitation:
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866-517-9546. Grooming
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Friendly Care. $17 for 1/2 hr. visit. 1st walk
free! 727-417-3564 References: Gulfport Vet-
erinarian. SPCA Certified.

PIT BULL-Fawn Female, Great Present. Good
Pet, Great Watch Dog. $200. 727-495-8524.

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LAUREL? Mercedes w/Eyelashes. Met you at
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SATURDAY 8:30-2:30-Two Family Sale. Vari-
ety of Items and Last Minute Christmas Gifts.
5814 26th Ave. S.
MASSIVE YARD SALE-6672 Canton St. S.
Saturday, 7a.m.-2p.m. Many Household items
from .50c $50 & up. Pressure Washer, Firep-
it, Furniture, Children's Book & Toys, Kitchen
Items and Much More!

Fri. & Sat. 8-1 p.m. Furniture, Bar Ware, Col-
lectibles, Tools, Military Clothes, Christmas
Items, Budweiser Collectibles, Nic-Knacks,
Art, Antiques. 4293 48th Ave. S.
ESTATE SALE-Shore Manor 1898 Shore Dr.
S. #309 (S. Pasadena). Saturday 10am.-3pm.
Park on St.
5413 13TH AVE. SO.-Fri./Sat. 9-2. Books,
Gifts, Crafty Stuff, Some Vintage. Bargains!
Moving Sale 6440 2nd Ave. S. Saturday Only.
8am.-? Clothes, Antiques, Collectibles, Furni-
ture....So Much Stuff, All Must Go!
Yard Sale! December 7, 2013, 8a.m.-12p.m.
Stetson Athletic Field, Gulfport Blvd. S.
For more info email:
MUTLI FAMILY SALE-4647 Emerson Ave. S.
(between 5th and 6th Ave. S.) St. Pete. Sat.
9-? Christmas Decorations, Gifts, Collectibles,
Jewelry, Household and Much More!
MOVING SALE-Everything Must Go! 4210 4th
Ave. N. Fri. 8:00, Sat. 8:00.
SATURDAY 9AM-3PM-Furniture, Tools,
Household Items & More! 4924 Tangerine
Ave. S.
SATURDAY 9-?- 2409 50th St. S. Something
for Everyone!
to Kids and Animals. Mon/Tues & Thur/Fri.
9:30am.-2:00pm. 3550 4th Ave. S. St. Pete.
727-323-4217. All Sorts of Stuff!

BIG SALE!-Fri., Sat. & Sun. 9-4p.m. 4621
23rd Ave. S. Collector plates, Cobalt Blue,
Fenton, milk glass, Noritake china, Currier &
Ives, cookware, other household goods, cook-
books, fishing items, pocketbooks, playboy
mags. Vintage Dresses, Hats, Plants.

Friday thru Sunday 10am.-3pm. Everything
Under $60.-Including Antiques, Collectibles,
Books, Art, Xmas Items, Furniture, Plants and
More! 3028 54th St. S. (near O'Maddy's).
Saturday, 8-5p.m. 4186 53rd Ave. S. Clothing
including plus sizes, knic-knacks, baby clother.
HUGE 3 FAMILY- Fri./Sat 8-3. 4507 15th Ave.
S. Furniture, Household, Acc Jewelry, Cloth-
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Sizes. Purse, Shoes, Tool Rack Case, Com-
forter, Rug, Barstools, Stackable. Many More
Nick Nacks, Goodies.
6580 BOUGAINVILLA AVE. S.-(off 64th St.
and Pasadena Ave. S.). Fri. & Sat. 9am.-3pm.
Antiques, Antique Mirror, Plants, Lots of Misc.
HUGE YARD SALE- China, Collectibles, Art,
Area Rugs, House plants, Birdcage, Dog
Crate, Furniture & Much More. Saturday,
8-2p.m. 4111 29th Ave. N.
HUGE ESTATE SALE- Antique Furniture,
Herman Miller desk, Brass trundle bed, Hom-
er Laughton china service for 12, collectibles,
books and much more. Saturday, Dec. 7th only
8a.m.-4p.m. (no early birds please) 216 17th
Ave. SE., St. Petersburg.

LOST 5YR. OLD SCOTTIE-named Claire. Lost
Saturday 11/23 Vicinity of 7th Ave. N. & 45th
St. Has Chip and Wearing a faded plaid collar.
Heart Broken. Please Call 727-215-0926.

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

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PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has
never been known to fail. This novena must be
said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must
be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and
Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles,
near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful inter-
cessor of all who invoke your special patron-
age in time of need, to you I have recourse
from the depth of my heart and humbly beg
to whom God has given great power to come
to my assistance. Help me in my present
urgent petition. In return, I promise to make
your name known and call you to be invoked.
St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid.
Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3
Gloria's. R.S.
PRAY 9 HAIL MARY'S for 9 days, request 3
wishes, 1 business & 2 impossible. On the 9th
day, publish this article, your wishes will be an-
swered even if you don't believe. T.A.B.

& Harry<^y
You are the most amazing
man I know! .&
I am so blessed to have Fi
spent the last 16 years
as your wife and look ."
forward to all the great
years we have ahead of us.

I love you with everythinrj~gm.
Always have Alwa*Will


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Pool & Jacuzzi, Great Location, Newly Updat-
ed & Painted. $950/Mo. Plus 1st/last/security.
Pets ok. 727-743-0701.
GULFPORT STUDIO BY-Library. 1st floor,
Newly Renovated. $525/Mo. Includes Cable,
WSG. Lease and Deposit 727-345-4875.
Large fenced yard, laundry room. $850/Mo. &
Security. Proof of employment required. Non-
Smoking. Avail Jan 1st. 727-321-2098.

Like New! 2/1 Yearly Lease. 5320 29th Ave. S.
#B. C/H/A, Tile & Carpet Throughout, Covered
Patio. W/S/G Paid. Pet OK. Fenced Yard. $795/
Mo. & Dep. Available Dec. 1st. RJ 727-647-
CHATEAU TOWERS-S. Pasadena. Bay View.
3rd floor. 2BR/2BA, Updated Kitchen, Newer
Appliances, Wood Floors. New Ceiling Fans.
Updated Baths. Hurricane Shutters. $1200/
Mo. plus 1st/last/security. Yearly. 727-543-
6761 Ed.
S. PASADENA-Triplex, 2/1, Ground floor,
Adults,Walk to stores, bank. Next to Galatea
Park,. W/S/G. ($45.), included in $750/Mo.
Plus 12th Mo. & Security. Owners on Prem-
ises. 727-345-4153 7000 Hibiscus Ave. S. #1.
PASADENA 2BR DUPLEX-$795/Mo. Ceramic
floors, Large yard, Central Location. (2nd Ave.
S./66th St. Quiet Area). Close to Beaches,
Shops, Bus. Free Parking. 727-459-4579.
1BR/1.5BA Stunning Condo, W/D, Covered
Parking, Pool, Private Marina. Annual Lease.
THE SUN TEAM 727-345-0099.
ST. PETE BEACH Studio, $695/Mo. & 1 BR
Duplex, $795/Mo. Ceramic Floors, Porches,
Great Location, Cool Breeze, Beach, Shops,
Bus. Free Parking. (Also roommate for 2BR,
$500/Mo.) 727-459-4579.
Electric. W/S/G included. Small private yard.
Nice quiet neighborhood. Background Check.
Ground Floor, Waterview, Small Pet Accepted.
$850/Mo. & Deposit Includes Water, 1st, last
$50 Non-Refundable Reference Check. 727-
1BR/1BA APT.-CHA, on Busline. $525/Mo.
1st/last/security. Electric and one 1/2 Water.
Background Check. Call 727-409-3716 After
5pm. 4544 1/2 9th Ave. N.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $15 per
issue. Call 321-6965.
front, 815 sq. ft., small pet friendly, condo at
5935 30th Ave. S. Gas heat & cooking, basic
cable and one covered carport included. $725/
Mo. annual lease. 727-480-0793.
ST. PETE/KENWOOD-Large 1BR Apt. Hard-
wood floors. Ceramic bath, 2 A/C units, Mini
Blinds, Water Included. Front porch. $625/Mo.
$625/Sec. 727-417-1462.

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$100 OFF 1ST MO.
1BR/1BA, Central Air, newly painted, very
clean. Large livingroom & eating area. Large
walk-in closet. Small Pet w/fee. 727-348-4833.
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, PA. at

LARGE 11BR-Beatufully furnished. Excellent
Location. Large Kitchen. All Utilities Included.
Excellent Credit required. $800/Mo. $250/De-
posit. Must see! 727-410-6599.
Condo. Forget Hotel Stays. Seasonal/Monthly.
$1250/Mo. plus $500/Deposit. Includes Utili-
ties. 1BR/1BA, Furnished Beautifully. Pool,
Gym, Tennis, Jacuzzi Tub, Granite throughout.
Serene Surroundings. Near Airport, Parks,
Beaches. Call or Text 813-774-0462.

nient safe location, Walk to Everything. Peace-
ful home, private bath, kitchen access, W/D.
Prefer Stable Mature Female. Background
Check $435/Mo. 1st/last/security 727-345-
HOME TO SHARE-Non Tobacco Users Only!.
Furnished, Cable, Concrete Parking, Wash-
er/Dryer, Fenced Property, Utilities Included.
Security Deposit, $90/Wk. Neat & Clean. 727-

Dog Friendly Building. All Cash. Close Any-
time. Call/Text Kathy, 727-403-1200 or kathy-

3010 59th St. S. #206. Nice, Clean. 2BR/1 BA,
1120Sqft. Roomy Eat-in Kitchen. Cat Friendly
Town Shores (Barclay bldg) $79,000.

SRita M. Stutzman
Town Shores 55+ -*
Specialist & Resident
727-723-4164 4.

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Manchester 607- 2/2 Standard, beautiful
new ktichen, bath & flooring. Florida room
has new windows. Breathtaking waterviews
fron this top floor beauty. Immaculately
kept. Tenants in place thru 2/15. Great
investment... $133,500
Hampton #102- 2BR/2BA deluxe, open floor
plan, W/D in unit, steps to pool, beautiful
waterviews, community patio & BBQ in
backyard... $124,900
Kenmore- 2BR/2BA standard end unit,
covered parking... $99,000
Hampton #405- Stunnin 1 BR deluxe
offeringE 2Pride of
ownershipapparent. over parking...
Diplomat #903- 2/2 deluxe, split floor plan,
eat-in kitchen w/stainless steel appliances,
beautiful flooring. Endless waterviews, small
cat accepted, covered parking... $174,900
Jamison #605- 2.alard, completely
updated, coveL t ing... $96,000
RENTAL- Diplomat end unit.
ANNUAL...$1400/mo, SEASONAL...$1 800/mo.
Call Kathy, 727-343-7949
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the Steps. Covered Parking. 678-222-8403,
short stroll to the beach, trolley, grocery store
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