Monday, November 12, 2012
Special thanks to Phil Bishop for snapping some very artistic photos of the human chain in Gulfport this weekend.
Were you at the human chain on Sunday? Phil Bishop was and he took a few photos of the historic event at Gulfport Beach. Council member Dan Liedtke helped organize the helicopter photos with Boatpix.com to be used for future marketing campaigns for the City of Gulfport. Huge thanks to Phil for sharing photos with Gulfport Patch! Did you take photos? Upload them here to share with your neighbors!
Upload your photos from the Veterans Parade, Volleyball Benefit, Human Chain and Steel Horse Concert right here on Gulfport Patch!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Check out our photos from the second annual Veterans Day Parade in Gulfport! Did you take photos too, upload them here!
Dozens of people lined the streets of Gulfport and cheered for veterans, organizations and other participants in the second annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Gulfport on Saturday. Army Lt. Col. Kathy Champion, an Afghanistan and Iraq War veteran and Gulfport native who received a service dog from the Paws for Patriots program was invited to be the grand marshal this year. Several local organizations like the American Legion Andy Anderson Post 125, Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and Veterans of South Pinellas County tossed beads and candy into the crowd. City departments also joined in the parade. Mayor Mike Yakes waved the American Flag high, Gulfport's recycling department sounded off and firefighters with the Gulfport Fire …
VETSports Vice President and wounded veteran Brian Taylor Urruela is helping raise money for veterans and his friend, Major David Taylor, who was killed in action in Iraq.
Brian Taylor Urruela, Vice President of VETSports, is going to hit the volleyball courts on Sunday, Nov. 11 for the Inaugural Beach Volleyball Benefit. Members of the Gulfport Police Department and Fire Department will face off against veterans with VETSports to help raise money for the non-profit wounded vets and the Tampa family of Major David Taylor. Brian Urruela was serving with Major David Taylor in Iraq in 2006 when an improvised explosive device hit their Humvee. Urruela survived the attack but had his right leg amputated below the knee as a result of the injuries. His friend did not. The explosion happened just two days before they were to return home. Watch our video and hear more from Urruela about the benefit, his friend and …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Get your tickets today and watch Steel Horse perform at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom on Veteran's Day. Plus, proceeds will benefit The Stetson Veterans Law Institute, Paws for Patriots and other Veteran charities.
Celebrate Veteran's Day with raffles, live music, dancing and more at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom. Listen to today's country and rock music by Steel Horse. The benefit concert and dance will help raise money for The Stetson Veterans Law Institute, Paws for Patriots and various Veteran charities on Sunday, Nov. 11. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the concert from 7 - 11 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the door.
Gulfport Beach is looking better and better with waterfront improvements for children and adults.
Everyone is invited to come out to two dedication ceremonies on Sunday, Nov. 11 starting at 11:30 a.m. The new beach playground is located near the Gulfport Recreation Center and the volleyball courts near the Gulfport Casino Ballroom have doubled. The Gulfport City Council unanimously approved waterfront upgrades for $120,000 in July. The upgrades include a new playground closer to the Rec Center and expanding the beach volleyball courts near the Gulfport Casino Ballroom. Funding came from the Capitol Improvement Program budget through the use of Pennies for Pinellas funds. To celebrate the beach improvements, the city is inviting everyone to come out on Sunday, November 11 at 11:30 and 11:45 a.m. There will be a dedication ceremony and …
The second annual Heroes Weekend is here! What are you going to this weekend?
Veterans Parade: Line up along Beach Boulevard by 4 p.m. today to see the second annual Veterans Day Parade! There will be dozens of floats including Engine 17 with the Gulfport Fire Department and The American Legion Andy Anderson Post 125. Check out the photo gallery and video from our very own "Patch Float" last year. Volleyball Benefit: The VETSports vs. Gulfport Police and Gulfport Fire Inaugural Beach Volleyball Benefit is Sunday at 1 p.m. at the volleyball courts at Gulfport Beach! The benefit will help raise money for the Tampa family of fallen soldier Major David Taylor and Wounded Veterans of VETSports. Watch our video interview with Brian Taylor Urruela, Vice President of VETSports and our video interviews with Gulfport's Police…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Here's what you need to know about all of the weekend events!
Here's what you need to know today!
Salsa Social Dance: The Salsa Social Dance is tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom. Lessons are first with Carol Rivera and then general dancing begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $7 per person. The Gulfport Community Players: The group will be running a J.M. Synge Irish drama entitled, The Playboy of the Western World, from Nov. 8 - 18. The play will run at the Hickman Theater, located at 26th Ave. S. and Beach Blvd. in Gulfport, FL. Tickets are just $15 and are available at the door or by calling them at 727-322-0316 for advance sales. Visit their website at: http://www.gulfportcommunityplayers.org for more information. Dedication on Sunday: Come out to Gulfport Beach on Sunday November 11, at 11:30 AM! The public is invited …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The second annual Heroes Weekend kicks off tonight with a casino night at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom. Here's what you need to know about all of the weekend events!
Vegas Style Fundraiser The Gulfport Casino Ballroom will turn into a high-stakes gambling casino with Vegas style games including poker, blackjack, roulette, craps, slot machines and Texas hold'em. Enjoy auctions, hors d'oeuvres, a full cash bar and live music. Proceeds benefit the Small Business Mentor Program at the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation. Veterans with I.D. cards get an extra $500 in ‘play money’ at the door. Please visit the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce for tickets at 4926 Gulfport Blvd. S. to pick up your advance tickets. Veteran's Day Parade Find a spot on Beach Boulevard by 4 p.m. on Saturday and cheer on participants. There will be dozens of floats including …