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5 Things to Know in Gulfport: 'Shade' Meeting, Council Meeting, Fresh Market

The Gulfport City Council will meet for a "shade" meeting today regarding the lawsuit filed by Attorney Andy Strickland. That and more in "5 Things to Know Today."

"Shade" Meeting: The Gulfport City Council will meet with City Manager Jim O'Reilly and City Attorney Andrew Salzman at 4:30 today at Gulfport City Hall for a "Shade" Meeting. The meeting is not public. According to the agenda, officials are going to discuss the lawsuit filed by St. Petersburg Attorney Andy Strickland. Strickland was ticketed for smoking a cigar on the beach in April. Strickland told Patch in April that he wanted to challenge the ban in court.

Regular City Council Meeting: Irving Zeider will receive the Spirit of Gulfport Award at tonight's Regular City Council meeting at 7 p.m. at Gulfport City Hall. There will also be presentations about Educate Today and the Area Agency on Aging of Pinellas and Pasco. For more information about the agenda, check out the City of Gulfport's website.

Fresh Market: Remember, summer hours have started at the Gulfport Fresh Market! The market is open from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in downtown Gulfport. For more information contact Daniel at 366-4086 or email at dan@igc.org. Don't forget to "like" the Tuesday Fresh Market on Facebook.

Spin Yarn: Check out our video "Teen Spins Yarn at Gulfport Fresh Market" and then sign up for a spinning class at the Gulfport Fresh Market with Billie and Brennan. Billie Rodriguez and her daughter Brennan, with Funny Face Farms, will teach students during 4-hour courses, each consisting of two-hour classes conducted on two consecutive Tuesdays. Registration for classes will start immediately. The first two-hour class is scheduled for Tuesday, July 10th, followed by a second two-hour class on Tuesday, July 17th. The cost for classes will be $15 per hour, or $60 for the entire four-hour course. To sign up for classes, visit Billie and Brennan at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market from 9am to 2pm on Tuesdays.  The open-air market is located on Beach Blvd. South below 29th Ave. South.  For more information on classes, contact Billie Rodriguez at 813-428-2484 or email boogie595@yahoo.com.

Tuesday Forecast: There will be plenty of sunshine for your day at the market. That's right, it'll be mostly sunny with a high near 90. Expect an east wind between 10 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Tonight, it'll be mostly clear with a low around 77 and an east wind between 18 and 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

john davidson June 19, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Thats why the sunshine law was created to make any meetings open! I see the laws been amended to allow shady politicians cover from public assault!
john davidson June 19, 2012 at 01:32 PM
The futility of running a war against vices Attempts to check our bad habits are doomed, says Christopher Jackson By Christopher Jackson Sunday January 29 2012 Reforms to curb the use of substances such as alcohol and tobacco in Ireland have all tended to follow a similar trend. The government of the day initially talks of a malaise afflicting the population, then passes a reform aimed at fixing it, only for statistics to later affirm the pathetic deficiency of its actions. Last week, the Government announced that it would seek to further check the consumption of alcohol by the Irish public. The move, which includes banning the sale of alcohol from supermarkets, is just the latest in a long-running series of strenuous attempts by successive governments to remedy the Irish obsession with all things bad. Attempts that seem to be based on a fundamental misunderstanding of public tendency. The argument of this Government, and the one that preceded it, seems to be predicated on the wholly fatuous assumption that the general public are saddled by such crippling naivety that they can barely comprehend the severe ramifications of drinking to excess. The same assumption seems to hold true when it comes to discussion of all other forms of vice: drugs, tobacco, sex, etc. http://www.independent.ie/national-news ... 03032.html

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