Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Thank you for uploading your events, announcements and photos to Gulfport Patch! Today, we're featuring a new pic in our "Pics & Clips" gallery.
Welcome to "Good Morning Gulfport!" We want to highlight YOU for uploading photos, videos, announcements and events on Gulfport Patch. Yes, there are many ways to keep your neighbors posted about what's going on in town and Gulfport Patch wants to be your "go-to" source for all of that! Share a photo of your kids at the beach, upload a flyer for your church picnic or post a "thank you" to volunteers - all on Gulfport Patch! Today, we're highlighting one amazing sunrise photo recently uploaded in our "Gulfport Pics & Clips" gallery by photographer Rob Fowler. Thanks Rob for sharing one of the many reasons we live and work in Gulfport! How to Share on Gulfport Patch: To post events to the site for free: navigate to the Events page and click…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
We want to see your photos! We know we live in paradise and part of that is enjoying a beautiful sunset everyday. Starting today, we want you to send in your sunset photos from around the area and every Sunday, we'll share it on Gulfport Patch.
Welcome to your Sunday Sunset, a weekly photo feature that reminds us to take a moment and appreciate what it means to live in Gulfport. Take a look at this photo uploaded in our "Gulfport Pics & Clips" gallery by Cathy Lees. Cathy writes in the caption, " I also love to photograph the world getting ready to slumber." Thanks for sharing Cathy! If you would like to submit a photo for our next "Sunday Sunset", email it to the editor at email@example.com or upload a photo in our "Gulfport Pics & Clips" gallery on the homepage. About this column: Every week we'll feature a photo submitted by a Gulfport Patch reader of a sunset in or near Gulfport.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
We asked and you guys responded! Yes, you're sending in awesome one-of-a-kind photos taken right here in Gulfport!
Attention photographers of all ages, experiences, backgrounds and more! We're seeing new photos every week in our neighborhood photo gallery called "Gulfport Pics & Clips." We're asking people to upload their favorite videos and photos to our gallery and we're very happy to see more than 330 photos in "Gulfport Pics & Clips" so far! To say "thanks" for taking the time to share your pics with us, we're picking a photo of the week and highlighting it every Saturday. This week's photo of the week is from Cathy Lees. Lees uploaded several photos taken at Clam Bayou and Gulfport's Waterfront. Check out this photo she shared of her son fishing at Clam Bayou. From what I've heard these past two years, many Gulfport residents have fond memories of…
Friday, October 26, 2012
Newton's Haunts open tonight, registration deadline today for city wide yard sale and more in "5 Things to Know Today."
Registration Deadline: You have until 4:30 p.m. today, Friday, to register for the city wide yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 3. Just email Justin Shea, the new Technical Events Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the attached form and drop it off at Gulfport City Hall or the Gulfport Public Library. Newton's Haunts: Be sure to stop by Newton's Haunts at the 5600 block of Newton Ave S. There are two haunted houses. Watch the attached video and hear from Nolan Sloan with "The Midway." Stop by for a good scare and help a good cause. Sloan says they're asking for $2 per person to help raise money for the Fire Explorers Post 945. There's also a special bonus this year! For $5 you can go through the haunted house with a firefighter. So, …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Mayor Mike Yakes will join officials at a dedication ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Clam Bayou. But this Saturday's there's a special community volunteer cleanup!
The Clam Bayou Restoration and Stormwater Treatment Project marks the final step in a multi-agency effort to restore 64 acres of estuarine and coastal habitats. A special ceremony to recognize its completion is Oct. 27, but first there is a volunteer cleanup this Saturday, Oct. 20, in Gulfport. (See details at the end of this story.) Clam Bayou Project's Importance to Tampa Bay The $5 million Clam Bayou Habitat Restoration project created 20 acres of ponds to treat stormwater runoff from a surrounding urban area of about 2,600 acres. For nearly 100 years, stormwater runoff has carried oil, fertilizer, tires, shopping carts, trash and other debris into Clam Bayou and eventually Tampa Bay. The restoration project took several years, from …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Help clean up Clam Bayou on Saturday, Oct. 20. Here's what you need to know about the Great American Cleanup in Gulfport!
Shopping carts, lawn furniture, car tires and other debris - large and small - have been pulled from Clam Bayou over the years and efforts like the Great American Cleanup encourage friends, families and neighbors to get out, get dirty and grab some garbage. Join in this bi-annual event and help make Clam Bayou, Boca Ciega Bay and the Gulf of Mexico cleaner, one bag at a time. The City of Gulfport is asking anyone willing to help to meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Clam Bayou Nature Park (49th St. to 29th Ave S. east to Miriam St.) Volunteers can help by picking up trash on the trails or in the water, if you're able to bring your own kayak or canoe. Officials note that the kayak launch at Clam Bayou is closed for construction through …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Happy Monday! Here's what you need to know today in Gulfport.
Clam Bayou Cleanup: Everyone is invited to help clean up Clam Bayou on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. For more information call 893-1066. Do You Have the Spookiest House? Enter now for the annual City of Gulfport Halloween Decorations Contest. Pick up your application today at Gulfport City Hall or the Gulfport Recreation Center. Kayak Launch Closed: The Osgood Point kayak launch ramp is closed for construction through December 23. Kayaks may be launched from the Gulfport Municipal Marina instead. Gulfport PD Administation: Police Services Supervisor James Beane has accepted a position with the St. Petersburg Police Department's communicaitons center and served his final day with the GPD on Monday, Oct. 8. Beane served the GPD for…
Sunday, July 8, 2012
After a rough past couple of weeks between Tropical Storm Debbie and preparations to celebrate the Fourth of July, a little tranquility is in order
Gulfport Patch decided to dig up a classic sunset shot from it's archives and chose a photo from Pam Lanting, showing a peaceful image of a sun setting over Clam Bayou.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Storm runoff and saltwater flooded several stormwater ponds connected to Clam Bayou in Gulfport and St. Petersburg this week. Check out our user submitted photos from Elizabeth Brown Worthington.
14-year-old Elizabeth Brown Worthington jumped in a full truck on Monday and received a tour of the stormwater ponds connected to Clam Bayou. Elizabeth, her father Lou Worthington and residents Al & Cindy Davis, Gerry O'Regan and Councilor Jennifer Salmon took a peak to see just how much water flowed into the ponds. Check out the photos Elizabeth snapped on Monday night.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The marina will soon be available to boarders and paddlers of all kinds to store their gear for a fee.
On Tuesday night, the city made a unanimous decision to free up space at the marina for storage. Effective immediately, residents can store their gear at the marina for $15 per month, per device. According to Harbor Master, Denis Frain, the storage space will allow for kayaks, canoes and/or paddleboards to be secured at the marina. Each device will cost the same amount to store, $15 per month. Each device will be secured to the new, aluminum kayak rack located inside the marina. However, users will be responsible for locking down their own board, kayak or canoe. Along with the storage unit, the $15 per month will give the user access to all of the marina's amenities: showers, sundries, tackle and restrooms. According to a release from the …