Week in Review: Smoking Ban, Rebuilding Together, Cash Mob

Did you miss this week's top stories? Cash Mob, Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay, "Smoke In" at the Gulfport Beach, Local Artist Nancy Cervenka and more in our "Week in Review."

Gulfport Homeowners Thankful for Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay: "I know this is an answer to my prayer," Dorothy Everett said as volunteers and organizers reviewed her Gulfport home in preparation of National Rebuild Day on Saturday, April 28.

Film is Art for Nancy Cervenka, Literally: Nancy Cervenka went from studying cinematography to making sculptures from the very material she was learning about. Now, she’s a full time artist and loves every second of it.

Cash Mob Invades Gulfport Business: With cash in their hands, more than a dozen shoppers braved the heavy rain and invaded Kozy Kazual Wears during Gulfport's first Cash Mob.

'Smoke In' Results in Second Citation for Attorney: St. Petersburg Attorney Andy Strickland received a citation for smoking on the beach during his second peaceful protest on Saturday. Strickland wants to challenge the ban in court.

A Good Reason Pet Adoptions Take So Long: Rescues are careful to place pets into loving homes for the animal's own protection.

Adoptables at Risk: Paisley Needs a Home Now!: Paisley is a big, beautiful pitbull mix who needs a home fast. This gal has been at Pinellas County Animal Services since March 2.

Osprey Shooting Prompts Reward: A male osprey was found dead from a gunshot wound in Palm Harbor Tuesday. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation is offering a $700 reward through the Audubon Society for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot and killed the federally protected bird.

Gulfport's March Crime Report: Here is a look at crimes reported in Gulfport and South Pasadena that were handled by local police and the Sheriff's Department.

Give a Little, Help A Lot: Gulfport Patch, along with 18 other Patch Florida sites, is working to collect nonperishable food items. Feeding America Tampa Bay will distribute the food through its partner agencies.

Win $500 by Commenting About Mom: Tell us why your mom is so special and you just might win a $500 gift card in time for Mother’s Day.

Apply Now for Gulfport Police Citizen's Academy: The Gulfport Police Department Citizens' Police Academy will run from June 12 to July 31, but people are urged to apply now because the class is limited to only 14 spots.

Be Careful With Your Private Investment: Ponzi schemes are still prevalent.


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