Saturday, May 11, 2013
City staff are looking into how much it would cost to sell small City of Gulfport flags for residents. Would you buy one?
Have you seen the official City of Gulfport flag? It's currently flying at City Hall, but it could be added to other city facilities. During the last council meeting Councilor Michael Fridovich thanked the City for flying the flag and asked if it's possible to display city flags at all of the city's buildings, such as the library and recreation center. Fridovich added that it could be a great idea to create and sell small flags for residents to buy. According to City Manager Jim O'Reilly, staff is looking into both of those possibilities, however, there is no timeline for the project. What do you think? Would you fly a city flag at your home? ________________________________________________________________ Sign up for the Gulfport Patch …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
On your mark, get set, decorate! You have until Monday, Dec. 17 to enter your home or business in the city's annual contest. Today, we're highlighting an announcement by Justin Shea.
Welcome to "Good Morning Gulfport!" We want to highlight YOU for uploading photos, videos, announcements and events on Gulfport Patch. Today, we're highlighting an announcement uploaded by Justin Shea! Shea is getting the word out about the annual City of Gulfport Holiday Decorations Contest! The judging will be held on Monday, Dec 17th - which means, the deadline to enter is noon on Monday, Dec. 17th. For more details about how to enter and what the categories are - check out the announcement, "City of Gulfport Holiday Decorations Contest!" Thanks Justin for keeping us updated! How to Share on Gulfport Patch: To post events to the site for free: navigate to the Events page and click “Add an Event” on the right side of the page. Tell us …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Post your favorite photos of Gulfport living, and we will feature them in the Gulfport Patch. Share photos and videos of what makes our little seaside city so special.
Monday, August 6, 2012
The Gulfport Marina has been a regular source of cash for the city, and many officials would like to see the marina expand, to compete for more boaters and their revenue.
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Monday, August 6, 2012
Living in Gulfport, chances are you love beaches, art, music and a friendly, small-town sensibility. However, the heart of the city is more than just on land; it’s on the water as well. A real jewel in Gulfport is the Municipal Marina, on Boca Ciega Bay. According to officials, improving the marina also makes good money sense. It has been a consistent moneymaker for the city. Harbor Master Denis Frain estimated the marina paid Gulfport nearly $600,000 over operating costs in 2011. The marina needs a few repairs; and if new plans are approved, capacity should be expanded by at least another 50 boats. To steal a line from Jaws—it is not that Gulfport needs a bigger boat, they need a bigger marina. “The marina has had a long history for …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Ballroom dancing, City Council agenda online, Football Registration and more in "5 Things to Know in Gulfport."
Ballroom Dance: The U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dance Association hosts a dance and lesson tonight at the Gulfport Casino Balloom. Tickets are $5 for members and $7 for non members. Lessons start at 7 p.m. with a show at 8:30 p.m. For more information call (727) 576-1206. Council Agenda Ready: The next Gulfport City Council meeting is on Tuesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. at Gulfport City Hall. The agenda for the meeting is available online on the City of Gulfport's website. Some of the agenda items include first reading of the domestic partnership registry and signage at the Clam Bayou Nature Preserve. Computer Instruction: The Gulfport Public Library offers one-on-one computer instruction from 10:30 - 1 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. For more …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The City of Gulfport shares highlights of the South 49th St. Business Association's Classic Car Show and Police Memorial Tribute on Feb. 4, 2012.
The So Classic Car Show was staged at Tangerine Greenway on 49th St. S. and 18th Ave. Saturday, Feb. 4. Hosted by the So49 Business Association, the event brought people to the 49th Street South area for a day of fun and family-friendly activities. Beneficiaries that received a boost from the event included the Suncoast Law Enforcement Charities, Gulfport Teen Council and the Gulfport Police Explorers. The attached video is courtesy of the City of Gulfport. It features the Police Memorial Tribute and Car Show highlights.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Facing a shortfall in revenue and with the trolley's grant soon to dry up, some residents think it's best for Gulfport to discontinue its trolley service to St. Pete Beach.
With the recent revelation that the City of Gulfport will be facing a severe shortfall of revenue, the city is looking for ways to tighten its belt. It is not unlikely that some services could be cut. One very public service has already come under fire by some citizens as a potential victim of budget cuts: the Connector Trolley that runs from Gulfport to St. Pete Beach. UPDATE: There are two trolleys in Gulfport; the Connector Trolley to St. Pete Beach and the Red Trolley, which is free in town. The Red Trolley has been around for about nine years and is not at risk of being discontinued. Gulfport City Manager Jim O'Reilly says the Red Trolley costs the city about $25 an hour to run, about $10,000 to $15,000 annually.Rides are free Fridays…
Monday, December 27, 2010
Mayor Yakes talks about new leadership, a new Governor and looming budget concerns.
Gulfport Mayor Mike Yakes says 2010 was a year of change that has him anticipating what's to come in 2011. "I acknowledge a successful 2010. I also acknowledge, within that year, a new city manager, a new police chief, we had an election with two new council members," Yakes said. Yakes says he's looking forward to the collaboration of new leaders. "New is great. We're coming in with new ideas, we're headed in the right direction." He's also excited about the city's upcoming elections in March. One councilman is running unopposed, but another ward has two candidates. Yakes says no matter who voters chose, he's excited about having another new member join the council. Given that, his outlook for 2011 is positive yet uncertain depending on …