Monday, July 23, 2012
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Monday, July 23, 2012
There is a lot to celebrate about our town: great, family-friendly activities and great local businesses. But who do you think is the best? Help Patch determine the best of the best by voting for your favorites in eachof the categories below. (Click on the links under each category, and vote in the poll attached to each article.) Cast your vote by Aug. 17 and help us decide who's best. Whichever business gets the most votes will be named the Readers' Choice winner.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Another record-breaking month of "bed tax" collections in Pinellas County prove tourism is heating up. The county collected more than $3 million dollars in April and more than $4 million in March.
Be it the beautiful beaches, family friendly attractions or "one tank" get-a-ways, Pinellas County is fast becoming a vacation destination, now more than ever. April tourist development tax collections, also known as the "bed tax", totaled more than $3 million dollars, an 8 percent increase from 2011. It's the highest April amount since the tax collector's office started collecting the tax in 1990, according to Pinellas County Tax Collector Diane Nelson. “Coming off a record-breaking March, it’s great news for Pinellas County that our numbers continue to climb,” Nelson said. “It’s certainly a sign that our local tourism industry is having a strong year so far.” That all-time record-breaking March resulted in the collection of $4.5 million …
Monday, March 12, 2012
The Gulfport Municipal Elections are on Tuesday, are you ready to vote? Check out "5 Things to Know Today"
Tuesday Election: The Gulfport Municipal Elections are on Tuesday, March 13. Polls are open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. at four locations: Gulfport Recreation Center, Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Trinity Church of the Nazarene and Gulfport Presbyterian Church. There are two council seats open (Ward 1 and Ward 3) and there are five amendment questions. We've attached the Sample Ballot to this story from the City of Gulfport's website. AARP Tax Help: There is free tax assistance at the Gulfport Public Library on Mondays and Fridays in March. Come between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and bring social security cards for all persons listed on the tax returns, a photo ID and all tax documents such as W2's, etc. For more information call the library at 893…
Saturday, March 10, 2012
8th Annual Pink Flamingo Home Tour on Saturday, Gulfport Lions Club Shrimp Boil,
Home Tour Today: The much anticipated Pink Flamingo Home Tour is today from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. But, this year, it starts at Stetson University College of Law. Registration is at the Great Hall. Tickets are $15 per person, $13 for those 62 and older. Ride on the Gulfport Trolley or drive around at your own pace. For a preview, check out our photo gallery from last year's home tour! Are you going? Be sure to snap a few photos and share them with us on our Facebook Page and by emailing the Editor at Cherlene.Willis@patch.com. Family Movie Day: The Gulfport Public Library presents free movies on Saturday starting at 10:30 a.m.: "The Smurfs" (rated PG) and "Real Steel" (rated PG-13). Did we mention there will be popcorn? Got Shrimp?: Bring your …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Get your address in the brochure for the Citywide Yard Sale, Annual Pink Flamingo Home Tour this weekend, Springfest is coming and more in "5 Things to Know Today."
Citywide Yard Sale: Get your address in the semi-annual Citywide Yard Sale brochure. That's right, the event is on Saturday, March 17 but you have to email Gail Biron your address TODAY to get your home in the brochure. Email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, March 9, 4:30 p.m. to make the map brochure deadline for set up and print time. You will get a return confirmation response. Pink Flamingo Home Tour: New this year, the Home Tour begins at Stetson University! The 8th Annual Flamingo Home Tour on Saturday, March 10 will this year have the added attraction of student-assisted tours of key parts of the beautiful Gulfport campus of Stetson University College of Law including the spectacular Great Hall and Library. In addition, …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
One Man (benefit) Show, Hula Dancing Lessons, Pink Flamingo Home Tour tickets and more in "5 Things to Know Today."
One Man Show Today: Jay Wygant plans to entertain crowds with a benefit concert at the Gulfport Senior Center at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $2. This concert featuring "the music of yesteryear" benefits the senior center's food-pantry program for low-income senior residents of Gulfport. Hula Dancing: Aloha! The Gulfport Recreation Center presents the chance to learn the Hawaiian hula for just $10 a lesson. From Feb. 22 through March 28, learn "That's the Hawaiian in Me." From April 18 through May 16, learn "Blue Hawaii." Pink Flamingo Home Tour: Pre-sale tickets to the 8th Annual Pink Flamingo Home Tour are no longer on sale, but you can still plan on coming out on Saturday March 10. Seniors (62+) will receive the discounted price of $13 …
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Gulfport Little League kicked off with opening day ceremonies and a parade on Saturday, March 3, 2012. Check out our photo gallery from the first games!
Did you go to the games? Share and send us your photos on this story, on our Facebook Page or by email the Editor at Cherlene.Willis@patch.com.
Clam Bayou Restoration Update, Candidate Forum, Art Fundraiser and more in this week's top stories.
Gulfport Students Help Raise Monday for Cancer Survivor: A handful of students at Gulfport Elementary channel their inner "Picasso" to help raise money for Third Grade Teacher Beth Myers, who was diagnosed with plasma cancer. Clam Bayou Restoration to be Completed by Earth Day: According to officials, the final phase of the Clam Bayou Restoration Project is scheduled to be completed by the "end of March," with a dedication ceremony on Earth Day weekend. O'Maddy's Wins Best Outdoor Lunch Spot: The indoor-outdoor restaurant-bar in Gulfport was the clear winner in Patch's first 'Best of' poll. Candidates Take Part in Last Forum Before Election Day: The Gulfport Democratic Club sponsored the third and final candidate forum this political …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
The annual Gulfport Little League parade declared the official start of the season with cheers, horn honking and fire engine sirens on Saturday morning.
Gulfport Little League players, coaches, family and friends came out to announce to the world, well, at least the City about the start of the season. Check out our photos from the parade! Did you snap a few? Add them on this photo gallery, our Facebook Page and/or email them to the Editor at Cherlene.Willis@patch.com.
Friends, families and ball players came out on Saturday, March 3 for the annual Gulfport Little League Parade and Opening Ceremonies. Check out this video by the City of Gulfport.
Thank you Gail Biron with the City of Gulfport for sharing this video of the Gulfport Little League Parade and Opening Day Ceremonies. Congratulations and good luck with the season everyone! Learn more about the Gulfport Little League on their website. Did you snap photos at the events? Share them with us on our Facebook Page or email the Editor at Cherlene.Willis@patch.com.