Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Gulfport City Council approved first reading of a less rigid city ordinance regarding RV storage in residential areas. That and more in "5 Things to Know Today."
RV Storage: Gulfport City Councilors unanimously voted to approve an ordinance regarding RV storage during first reading on Tuesday night. The proposed ordinance, 2012-20, would allow owners to have more than one recreational vehicle on their property. Read more about the ordinance on the City of Gulfport's website. Stay tuned to Gulfport Patch for more from the meeting. Microsurfacing Streets: Microsurfacing will be conducted on the following streets in Gulfport: Gulfport City Councilors approved a contract with Asphalt Paving Systems, Inc. on Tuesday night. Win $10,000 for Hole in One: There's still time to sponsor a hole or sign up for the Bogie Baseball Golf Outing at the Isla Del Sol Yacht and County Club on Saturday, Oct. 20th. The …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Volunteers with The Love Notes exude energy and happiness with song and dance. Meet the performers who've been entertaining seniors in Pinellas County for more than a decade.
Twelve years ago Joe Dunavent brought together a group of vibrant performers to create music and entertainment for seniors across Pinellas County. On Monday, The Love Notes dazzled audience members at the Gulfport Senior Center. Dressed in feather boas, funny hats and other costumes, the volunteer performing group sang upbeat tunes from the 20's, 30's and 40's. "You can't describe it," Judy Lee said. Lee has been performing with The Love Notes for nine years and says they're group is known for interacting with the audience, creating a fun, inviting atmosphere among friends. The group of 10, including Founder Joe Dunavent on the keyboard, performs a 2-hour show for seniors at nursing homes, assisted and independent living facilities and …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Gulfport Senior Center just won't be the same without Marie Louise Love, say her friends. She greeted them at the door with her vibrant smile, colorful hats and infectious humor.
As quick as she was to raise her hand to salute, Marie Louise Love, was even quicker to lean in for a hug. Nicknamed "Sarge" for her time in the military and "Lou" for Louise, she left an impression on everyone she met. Many say their visit to the Senior Center won't be the same without Sarge Lou's friendly conversations about her life as a professional singer, time in the Women's Army Corps, and her huge collection of colorful hats. One couldn't scoot past the front door without a greeting from Love. "Who could look at an American Flag and not think of Lou? Who could look at collection of stuffed animals and not think of Lou? Who could look at color coordinated clothes which always included matching earrings and a hat and not think of Lou…
Monday, May 28, 2012
Several local and county government offices are closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day including Gulfport City Hall, the Gulfport Senior Center and the Gulfport Public Library.
The following government offices will be closed on Monday, May 28. Closed in Gulfport Closed in Pinellas County Special Notes: County parks and preserves will remain open. Annual beach and boat ramp parking permits will not be available for sale. The Florida Botanical Gardens will remain open; the administrative offices will be closed. Heritage Village, the Environmental Education Center at Brooker Creek Preserve and the Cultural and Natural History Center at Weedon Island Preserve are normally closed Mondays. Regular hours of operation at all county facilities will resume on Tuesday, May 29.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Glamorous models graced the stage at the Catherine Hickman Theater for a good cause.
For the past three years volunteers strut their stuff in a fashion show to raise money for the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation. The Gulfport Senior Center's annual Fabulous Fashion Show on Wednesday, April 11, helped raise nearly $200 for the Senior Center Foundation. More than five dozen people came out to see evening wear provided by Gulfport's St. Vincent's Thrift Shop.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Gulfport Toastmasters Club Meeting, Senior Center Fashion Show, High near 82 and more in "5 Things to Know Today."
Toast to this! Come one, come all to the weekly Gulfport Toastmasters Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Gulfport Meeting Center, 5021 Tangerine Ave S. Learn how to become a better communicator and feel more comfortable speaking in front of others. Visitors and potential members are welcome at these weekly meetings. For more information contact email@example.com or call (727) 328-2921. Senior Center Fashion Show: For just $3 a ticket, you can view fashions provided by Gulfport's St. Vincent's Thrift Shop and listen to live entertainment by Gail Biron at the Catherine Hickman Theater. The fashion show is at 1 p.m. today. The show benefits the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation. SoSocial Tonight: In lieu of the usual 49th St. South Business …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
On Wednesday afternoon at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center, a multitude of guests mingled with neighbors and business owners.
It is no secret that the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center is full of surprises. With a following of passionate supporters, the Senior Center has become a crucial piece of the Gulfport puzzle. Volunteers ensure that the overall organization runs smoothly while a small, dedicated staff keeps up with the demand for activities and events. One event that had never been created was a day for organizations and businesses to come together, under one roof, and mingle. It was unheard of until Senior Center Coordinator, Cynthia Dean turned an idea into reality on Wednesday afternoon. "We wanted people to know that we feel very much part of this community," said Dean. "We are interested in letting everybody know what we do here, at the Senior …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Gulfport Past & Present Expo & Open House today, Pinellas County Fair Opens Today and more in "5 Things to Know Today."
Gulfport Past & Present Expo & Open House: Come out to the Gulfport Senior Center today from 2 - 4 p.m. for the Gulfport Past & Present Expo & Open House. The event will to showcase the rich history of the Senior Center as well as the community. The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and Gulfport Historical Society are partnering with the Senior Center to make this an event you won’t want to miss. Other Gulfport businesses/organizations are invited to participate. Call the Senior Center at (727) 893-2237 for more information. Pinellas County Fair: The grand opening for the Pinellas County Fair is today at 5 p.m. at the Tropicana Field in downtown St. Pete. The event runs through April 1. There will be more than 50 rides, games, attractions …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
There are steps we can take to help ensure healthy vision later in life.
According to Prevent Blindness America, the risk of severe eye problems increases significantly with age. Vision impairment is common for most people over 65. Robin Quigg is a certified ophthalmic technician with The Eye Institute of West Florida who spoke at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center. She encouraged seniors to get a "comprehensive dilated eye exam every year." Quigg addressed the leading causes of blindness in seniors: Here is some of what she shared regarding each of these diseases: • Cataracts - "Most people in their 60s have some degree of cataracts, although they might not realize it," Quigg said. She explained cataracts just come with age. A cataract is a clouding of the eye lens that affects vision. Common symptoms are…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
From dog food, to canned pudding and even Girl Scout cookies, 14-year-old Elizabeth Brown Worthington dropped off nearly 400 food and supplies items to the Gulfport Senior Center Food Pantry.
For the third year in a row Elizabeth Brown Worthington asked for food donations in lieu of gifts for her 14th birthday. "I don't need 200 gifts," Worthington said with a smile. The Gulfport teen started the tradition to give back to the community and help others. "It's fun," she said. This year she dropped off nearly 400 items including canned goods, cereal, dog food and more. "132 cans," Worthington said to be exact. "It was the first year we had laundry soap," Worthington said. The teen plans on keeping the "food drive" going for years to come. If you would like to donate to the Gulfport Senior Center Food Pantry call (727) 893-2237,