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    • Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter from the City of Gulfport, Fl, April 19, 2021, Boca Ciega Bay


      Gulfport Marina includes dry boat storage, ship store, bathroom, public boat ramp, parking, fueling stations, lighted range markers and guest docking facility.

      Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, and the City of Gulfport always have a full calendar of events for all ages. The marina and harbor, found on the northern shores of Boca Ciega Bay, are easily accessible from the Western Florida ICW, just north of Tampa Bay.

       
      City of Gulfport, Florida
      Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter
       
      CORRECTION: Added CRA Meeting (see in RED below)
      Week of April 19, 2021
       
       
       
      Virtual/Regular Events & Meetings
       
      Gulfport Merchant's Chamber Tuesday Fresh Market Logo
       
      Gulfport Fresh Market
      Tuesday, April 20th
      9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
       
      Join us weekly at our open-air fresh market for the region’s freshest produce, arts & crafts from local creators and a fresh array of locally sourced botanicals along the shops and restaurants of scenic Beach Boulevard. With social distancing and safety protocols in place to keep vendors and shoppers safe, the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market offers people an outdoor venue where they can safely shop.
       
      For more information or to register to become a vendor, please visit http://visitgulfportflorida.com/gulfport-tuesday-market/
      Ask a City Councilor Event at Third
      Tuesday Fresh Market
      Tuesday, April 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      Gulfport Welcome Center, 3101 Beach Blvd. S.
       
       
      Gulfport City Council will be hosting an opportunity, every third Tuesday of the month, for residents to get to know their Councilmember, ask questions, and provide comment from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Gulfport Merchant Chamber of Commerce’s Welcome Center, 3101 Beach Boulevard South.
       
      For more information, please visit https://mygulfport.us/city-council/ward-1/ or call City of Gulfport Councilmember, Ward 1 Representative, April Thanos at (727) 826-7138.
       
       
      In Person & Virtual City Council Meeting
      Tuesday, April 20th at 6 p.m.
       
      Catherine Hickman Theater
      Contact: 727-893-1012
       
       
       
      In Person & Virtual
      Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting
      Tuesday, April 20th
      Immediately following the City Council Meeting
       
      Catherine Hickman Theater
      Contact: 727-893-1012
       
      Virtual Neighborhood Watch Meeting
      Wednesday’s at 7 p.m.
       
      Broadcasting “live on Facebook” Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Check on updates for your area and learn about recent incidents related to vehicle, residential burglaries, BOLO’s and stolen vehicles.
       
      For more information, please contact Mr. Jim Wright Volunteer Coordinator at 727-893-1022 or jwright@mygulfport.us.
       
      Gulfport Lions Club
      All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast
      Saturday, May 1st, 8 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
       
      The Gulfport Lions Club is hosting an “All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast” On Saturday, May 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 4630 Tifton Drive South behind the City of Gulfport Municipal Marina. For more information, please visit https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/gulfportfl/.
       
       
      Broadway on the Beach
      Sunday, May 2 at 4 p.m.
      Clymer Park Pavilion
      Gulfport Blvd. S. & Beach Blvd. S.
       
      After a year of silence due to the gathering restrictions related to COVID-19, there will be music in the air! Your community band is back!
       
      Parking is available on the street nearby or the Catherine Hickman Theater parking lot. (5501 27th Ave. S.) Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and dancing shoes. Please be COVID safe. Social distancing and masks are required.
      First Friday Artwalk
      Friday, May 7th from 5 – 9 p.m.
      Downtown Waterfront District
       
      First Friday Art Walk is a juried event that welcomes emerging and professional artists in all media to engage our arts loving community in a safe, creative and socially distanced manner. Hosted by the Gulfport Merchants Chamber, all safety protocols are met and exceeded to ensure a safe and entertaining night out for the entire family. Come join us with free live music up and down the street. Follow the flags for artist clusters, displaying paintings, jewelry, glass, mixed media sculpture and more.
       
      For more information, please visit http://visitgulfportflorida.com/first-friday-art-walk/
      Third Saturday IndieFaire
      Saturday, May 15th from 5 – 9 p.m.
      Downtown Waterfront District
       
      Welcome to Third Saturday IndieFaire! IndieFaire features high quality local art and contemporary crafts from across a wide range of mediums, as well as jewelry and locally sourced botanicals in an outdoor and socially distanced manner along scenic Beach Boulevard in downtown Gulfport.
       
      For more information, please visit http://visitgulfportflorida.com/indiefaire/
       
      Community Outreach
      The Senior Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Aging
      is Looking for New Members
       
      This committee serves as a liaison between Gulfport’s senior community and the City of Gulfport. Appointed by City Council, committee members consider and advise the City on ways to enhance the quality of life for seniors in Gulfport.
       
      For more information, contact Rachel Cataldo at (727) 893-1231.
      Dog Park Closing for Annual Maintenance
       
      The City of Gulfport Dog Park will close the weeks of May 3rd and May 10th (weather depending) for annual maintenance. During this time, the Parks Department will be removing sod (weeds), filling holes and grading both large and small dog park. Re-sodding will begin on May 10th and will take approximately two weeks.
       
      For questions, please contact Parks and Facilities Superintendent, Tim Connor at 727-893-1092.
      Gulfport Municipal Marina Logo
      Casino Dinghy Dock Temporarily Closed
       
      City of Gulfport, Florida Marina Director, Denis Frain has announced the Gulfport Casino floating dinghy dock in Boca Ciega Bay will be temporarily closed, until further notice, on Tuesday, April 13 at 7:00AM. The floating dinghy dock will re-open when the necessary repairs and renovations are completed. Any unauthorized boats at the Casino dock will be towed to a safe location. All boaters are able to dock at the Gulfport Marina for a fee.
       
      For more information, please contact the City of Gulfport Municipal Marina at (727) 893-1071 or visit https://mygulfport.us/marina/.
      Community Band Needs ‘Direction’
       
      The New Horizons Band of Gulfport is seeking a Music Director for its beginning and intermediate concert bands.
       
      The New Horizons mission is to give adults an opportunity to play music with others, whether that person is just learning to play a musical instrument, returning to play after a long absence, or an accomplished musician.
       
      The ideal candidate will have experience conducting in an educational setting such as a high school and have some familiarity with appropriate repertoire.
       
      Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
       
      • select music for rehearsals, concerts and purchase
      • prepare the band for public performances, via weekly rehearsals
      • teach players of varying levels of ability and experience
      • provide encouragement and instill confidence
       
      Resumes can be submitted to pub.nhbgulfport@gmail.com.
       
      New Horizons was created by Dr. Roy Ernst of the Eastman School of Music 30 years ago and is now an international organization with over 200 bands. For additional information on New Horizons visit newhorizonsmusic.org.
      Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19. Via Pinellas County
       
      COVID-19 Response & Recommendations
      Where to Get Help
       
      For information on eviction and foreclosure Assistance, Pinellas CARES financial assistance, food pantry distribution sites, pet care assistance and more , please visit https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/where-to-get-help/.
       
      Contact 211 Tampa Bay Cares by texting your zip code to 898211 or dialing 211 (available 24 hours a day).
       
      Pinellas County has also established a dedicated COVID-19 webpage where citizens can find in-depth information on the virus, links to resources and regular updates.
       
      COVID-19 testing is available from Community Health Centers of Pinellas and Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County. Find testing sites near you at https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/testing/.
       
      For a COVID-19 Vaccine, please register with the Florida Dept. of Health with the CDR Maguire Patient Portal, PatientPortalFL.com, or by phone at (844) 770-8548 and you will be contacted to schedule your appointment as appointments become available.
      Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
       
      The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay brings help, hope and healing to people facing serious life challenges. No one in our community has to face crisis alone.
       
      Dial 2-1-1 where you will receive FREE, CONFIDENTIAL crisis counseling, along with information and referrals to a crisis center service or to over 3,000 other community resources. Click HERE to view community resources online. We are here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
      Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP)
       
      The Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP) assists low-income households, with at least one person age 60 and older, when the households are experiencing a home energy emergency. The Program allows for the payment to utility companies, the purchase of blankets, portable heaters and fans. 
       
       
       
      Pinellas County Mobile Collection Events &
      Haz-to-Go Truck
       
      Mobile Collection Events and the Haz-to-Go Truck are convenient ways to safely dispose and recycle chemicals and electronics, such as old computers, TVs, paint, fluorescent bulbs, and fertilizer. These events and collection sites are FREE to Pinellas County residents.
       
      Call 464-7500 or Email waste@pinellascounty.org
       
       
      The Gulfport Public Works Department located at the 49th Street Neighborhood Center (1617 49th St. S.) is now an official collection site for rechargeable batteries!
       
      Only batteries weighing 11 lbs. or less, and cellphones (with or without their batteries) are accepted. The Call2Recycle program does not accept wet cell batteries.
       
       
      Rechargeable Batteries Accepted:
      • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
      • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
      • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
      • Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)
      • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
       
      Batteries NOT Accepted:
      • Single-use (Alkaline, Lithium etc.)
      • non-rechargeable batteries
      • Wet cell Ni-Cd
      • Wet cell lead acid vehicle batteries
       
      For questions, please call the Public Works Department at 727-893-1089.
       
      Circle of Friends Logo
       
      Gulfport Library Book Donation Drive By
      Saturday, April 24th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
      Gulfport Library Parking Lot, 5501 28th Ave. S.
       
       
        1-2 SMALL BOXES
       Fiction | Biographies | Mysteries
      Books should be nearly new and undamaged
      Book Shop Sales support Children and Adult Programing throughout the year
       
       
      Gulfport Recreation Center
      VPK Program
       
      Pre-registrations are currently being accepted for the 2021-2022 VPK Program. VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents must apply with the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas, Inc. and receive a Certificate of Eligibility to attend the program.
       
      For more information, please call 893-1068.
       
       
      For more information, call 893-1068.
       
      Gulfport Recreation Center
      School Year Childcare Program
       
      Registrations for the 2020-2021 School Year Child Care Program are still being accepted for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Bus transportation is available from Pasadena Fundamental, Bear Creek, Gulfport Montessori and Douglas Jamerson Elementary schools. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are Monday–Friday from 9a.m. –5 p.m.
       
       
       
      Registration paperwork is currently available at the Recreation Center,
      5730 Shore Blvd. S.
      For more information or questions, please call 893-1068.
       
      2021 Summer Recreation Program
       
      Gulfport resident registrations began on Thursday, April 1st for the 2021 Summer Program for children who will complete Kindergarten thru age 14. Non-Resident registrations will begin on Monday, May 3rd. Hours of registration are Monday–Friday between 9a.m.–5p.m. The 7-week program (June 14th – July 30th) cost is $495 for residents and $619 for non-residents, which does not include field trips. Summer program hours are from 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an additional charge. There will be 25 available spots for the discount rate for Gulfport residents in need of assistance. Eligibility requirements for the discount is either a letter from the child’s school verifying the child’s acceptance of free/reduced lunch or a letter verifying the child’s acceptance of assistance from financial aid or a related program.
      Gulfport Senior Center Reassurance Telephone Program
      City of Gulfport Senior Center Telephone Reassurance Program:
      Keeping you Safe and Connected
       
      The City of Gulfport Senior Center’s Telephone Reassurance Program is a free service for Gulfport Residents 50 years of age or older. Volunteers provide daily phone calls to registered members and provide comfort, security, and peace of mind to members and families.
       
      Registration is simple and free. If you or someone you know could benefit from this service during this difficult time, please call (727) 893-2237 and register today.
       
      Gulfport Senior Center Catch a Ride with GEMS.
       
      Catch A Ride With GEMS
       
      The Gulfport Extended Mobility Service (GEMS) run thru the Senior Center has resumed limited, essential transportation services to grocery stores, medical appointments, etc.
       
      Any Gulfport residents 55 & older or residents with a disability can take advantage of GEMS door to door service for a yearly membership of $70 plus $2 per ride.
       
      For more information, call 893-2242.
       
       
      Check out all the Virtual Events the Gulfport Public Library has to offer on their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.
       
      Gulfport Library is Open with Limited Service
       
      5501 28th Ave. S. | 727-893-1074
       
       
      Gulfport on the Go!
      Get the City App
       
      The City App for iOS and Android mobile devices, allows residents to connect more conveniently with City government to report issues and request non-emergency services.
       
      For more information, please email info@mygulfport.us or call 727-893-1118.
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Latest Beach Water Quality Sampling Data:
       
       
      Do you love Gulfport and wish you could be here all the time? Check out our live streaming cameras to see what you are missing. From beaches and volleyball to dining and special events; Gulfport has it all! After all we are one of the most fun and exciting cities on the Gulf coast!
       
       
       
      The City of Gulfport is Proud To Be A
      Tree City USA Community
       
      Online access to the City of Gulfport Municipal Code is provided at the following link: Gulfport, Florida – Code of Ordinances
       
      City of Gulfport Florida | 2401 53rd Street SouthGulfport, FL 33707

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    • Red Tide Appearing in Gulf Beaches

      Siesta, Lido and Longboat keys among Sarasota-area beaches reporting elevated measures.

       

       

      Rising red tide levels prompt county advisory
      YourObserver.com

      Comments from Cruisers (2)

      1. Edward LePera -  April 17, 2021 - 1:51 pm

        Red tides were documented in the southern Gulf of Mexico as far back as the 1700s and along Florida’s Gulf coast in the 1840s.

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        • Cruisers Net -  April 18, 2021 - 4:40 pm

          Edward LePera Thanks Edward. Interesting note .Guess back then the resort market place wasn’t too worried about its impact on local tourism and fishing. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Fishermen’s Village May Calendar, Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda, FL


      Fisherman's Village Marina and Resort, Punta Gorda, FL

      There is always plenty to do around Charlotte Harbor, especially during the Spring and Summer. While berthed at Fishermen’s Village Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, you are certain to enjoy visiting Western Florida’s beautiful Charlotte Harbor/Peace River.

       

       

      Fishermen’s Village May Calendar

       

      Kathy Burnam
      Marketing/Events Manager
      Fishermen’s Village
      mkting@fishville.com

      1200 W. Retta Esplanade #57A
      Punta Gorda, Florida 33950

      P 941 575-3007
      M 941 258-1327
      F 941 637-1054

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    • The Gabber Newspaper, April 15, Gulfport, FL


      Gulfport Marina includes dry boat storage, ship store, bathroom, public boat ramp, parking, fueling stations, lighted range markers and guest docking facility.

      Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, and the City of Gulfport always have a full calendar of events for all ages. The marina and harbor, found on the northern shores of Boca Ciega Bay, are easily accessible from the Western Florida ICW, just north of Tampa Bay.

       

      Buzz on Bees, Funky Flamingo + Things to Do


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    • LNM: near GIWW MM 92, Daybeacon 9 Destroyed, Manatee River, FL


      This entrance channel daybeacon is on the northeast shoulder of the narrow passage connecting Tampa Bay and Manatee River.

       

      Manatee River Daybeacon 9 Destroyed, temporary buoy onsite, Chart 11415, LNM 15/21

       

      AREA SPONSORING MARINAS

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    • Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter from the City of Gulfport, Fl, April 12, 2021, Boca Ciega Bay


      Gulfport Marina includes dry boat storage, ship store, bathroom, public boat ramp, parking, fueling stations, lighted range markers and guest docking facility.

      Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, and the City of Gulfport always have a full calendar of events for all ages. The marina and harbor, found on the northern shores of Boca Ciega Bay, are easily accessible from the Western Florida ICW, just north of Tampa Bay.

       
      City of Gulfport, Florida
      Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter
       
      Week of April 12, 2021
       
       
       
      Virtual/Regular Events & Meetings
       
      Gulfport Merchant's Chamber Tuesday Fresh Market Logo
       
      Gulfport Fresh Market
      Tuesday, April 13th
      9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
       
      Join us weekly at our open-air fresh market for the region’s freshest produce, arts & crafts from local creators and a fresh array of locally sourced botanicals along the shops and restaurants of scenic Beach Boulevard. With social distancing and safety protocols in place to keep vendors and shoppers safe, the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market offers people an outdoor venue where they can safely shop.
       
      For more information or to register to become a vendor, please visit http://visitgulfportflorida.com/gulfport-tuesday-market/
       
       
      Board of Adjustment Meeting (In-person)
      Wednesday, April 14th at 6:30 p.m.
       
      Gulfport City Hall Council Chambers
      Contact: 727-893-1012
       
      Virtual Neighborhood Watch Meeting
      Wednesday’s at 7 p.m.
       
      Broadcasting “live on Facebook” Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Check on updates for your area and learn about recent incidents related to vehicle, residential burglaries, BOLO’s and stolen vehicles.
       
      For more information, please contact Mr. Jim Wright Volunteer Coordinator at 727-893-1022 or jwright@mygulfport.us.
       
      Third Saturday IndieFaire
      Saturday, April 17th from 5 – 9 p.m.
      Downtown Waterfront District
       
      Welcome to Third Saturday IndieFaire! IndieFaire features high quality local art and contemporary crafts from across a wide range of mediums, as well as jewelry and locally sourced botanicals in an outdoor and socially distanced manner along scenic Beach Boulevard in downtown Gulfport.
       
      For more information, please visit http://visitgulfportflorida.com/indiefaire/
      Ask a City Councilor Event at Third
      Tuesday Fresh Market
      Tuesday, April 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      Gulfport Welcome Center, 3101 Beach Blvd. S.
       
       
      Gulfport City Council will be hosting an opportunity, every third Tuesday of the month, for residents to get to know their Councilmember, ask questions, and provide comment from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Gulfport Merchant Chamber of Commerce’s Welcome Center, 3101 Beach Boulevard South.
       
      For more information, please visit https://mygulfport.us/city-council/ward-1/ or call City of Gulfport Councilmember, Ward 1 Representative, April Thanos at (727) 826-7138.
       
       
      In Person & Virtual City Council Meeting
      Tuesday, April 20th at 6 p.m.
       
      Catherine Hickman Theater
      Contact: 727-893-1012
       
      Gulfport Lions Club
      All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast
      Saturday, May 1st, 8 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
       
      The Gulfport Lions Club is hosting an “All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast” On Saturday, May 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 4630 Tifton Drive South behind the City of Gulfport Municipal Marina. For more information, please visit https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/gulfportfl/.
      First Friday Artwalk
      Friday, May 7th from 5 – 9 p.m.
      Downtown Waterfront District
       
      First Friday Art Walk is a juried event that welcomes emerging and professional artists in all media to engage our arts loving community in a safe, creative and socially distanced manner. Hosted by the Gulfport Merchants Chamber, all safety protocols are met and exceeded to ensure a safe and entertaining night out for the entire family. Come join us with free live music up and down the street. Follow the flags for artist clusters, displaying paintings, jewelry, glass, mixed media sculpture and more.
       
      For more information, please visit http://visitgulfportflorida.com/first-friday-art-walk/
       
      Community Outreach
      Gulfport Municipal Marina Logo
      Casino Dinghy Dock Temporarily Closed
       
      City of Gulfport, Florida Marina Director, Denis Frain has announced the Gulfport Casino floating dinghy dock in Boca Ciega Bay will be temporarily closed, until further notice, on Tuesday, April 13 at 7:00AM. The floating dinghy dock will re-open when the necessary repairs and renovations are completed. Any un-authorized boats at the Casino dock will be towed to a safe location. All boaters are able to dock at the Gulfport Marina for a fee.
       
      For more information, please contact the City of Gulfport Municipal Marina at (727) 893-1071 or visit https://mygulfport.us/marina/.
      Community Band Needs ‘Direction’
       
      The New Horizons Band of Gulfport is seeking a Music Director for its beginning and intermediate concert bands.
       
      The New Horizons mission is to give adults an opportunity to play music with others, whether that person is just learning to play a musical instrument, returning to play after a long absence, or an accomplished musician.
       
      The ideal candidate will have experience conducting in an educational setting such as a high school and have some familiarity with appropriate repertoire.
       
      Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
       
      • select music for rehearsals, concerts and purchase
      • prepare the band for public performances, via weekly rehearsals
      • teach players of varying levels of ability and experience
      • provide encouragement and instill confidence
       
      Resumes can be submitted to pub.nhbgulfport@gmail.com.
       
      New Horizons was created by Dr. Roy Ernst of the Eastman School of Music 30 years ago and is now an international organization with over 200 bands. For additional information on New Horizons visit newhorizonsmusic.org.
      Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19. Via Pinellas County
       
      COVID-19 Response & Recommendations
      Where to Get Help
       
      For information on eviction and foreclosure Assistance, Pinellas CARES financial assistance, food pantry distribution sites, pet care assistance and more , please visit https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/where-to-get-help/.
       
      Contact 211 Tampa Bay Cares by texting your zip code to 898211 or dialing 211 (available 24 hours a day).
       
      Pinellas County has also established a dedicated COVID-19 webpage where citizens can find in-depth information on the virus, links to resources and regular updates.
       
      COVID-19 testing is available from Community Health Centers of Pinellas and Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County. Find testing sites near you at https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/testing/.
       
      For a COVID-19 Vaccine, please register with the Florida Dept. of Health with the CDR Maguire Patient Portal, PatientPortalFL.com, or by phone at (844) 770-8548 and you will be contacted to schedule your appointment as appointments become available.
      Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
       
      The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay brings help, hope and healing to people facing serious life challenges. No one in our community has to face crisis alone.
       
      Dial 2-1-1 where you will receive FREE, CONFIDENTIAL crisis counseling, along with information and referrals to a crisis center service or to over 3,000 other community resources. Click HERE to view community resources online. We are here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
      Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP)
       
      The Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP) assists low-income households, with at least one person age 60 and older, when the households are experiencing a home energy emergency. The Program allows for the payment to utility companies, the purchase of blankets, portable heaters and fans. 
       
       
       
      Pinellas County Mobile Collection Events &
      Haz-to-Go Truck
       
      Mobile Collection Events and the Haz-to-Go Truck are convenient ways to safely dispose and recycle chemicals and electronics, such as old computers, TVs, paint, fluorescent bulbs, and fertilizer. These events and collection sites are FREE to Pinellas County residents.
       
      Call 464-7500 or Email waste@pinellascounty.org
       
       
      The Gulfport Public Works Department located at the 49th Street Neighborhood Center (1617 49th St. S.) is now an official collection site for rechargeable batteries!
       
      Only batteries weighing 11 lbs. or less, and cellphones (with or without their batteries) are accepted. The Call2Recycle program does not accept wet cell batteries.
       
       
      Rechargeable Batteries Accepted:
      • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
      • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
      • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
      • Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)
      • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
       
      Batteries NOT Accepted:
      • Single-use (Alkaline, Lithium etc.)
      • non-rechargeable batteries
      • Wet cell Ni-Cd
      • Wet cell lead acid vehicle batteries
       
      For questions, please call the Public Works Department at 727-893-1089.
       
       
       
      Registration paperwork is currently available at the Recreation Center,
      5730 Shore Blvd. S.
      For more information or questions, please call 893-1068.
       
      2021 Summer Recreation Program
       
      Gulfport resident registrations began on Thursday, April 1st for the 2021 Summer Program for children who will complete Kindergarten thru age 14. Non-Resident registrations will begin on Monday, May 3rd. Hours of registration are Monday–Friday between 9a.m.–5p.m. The 7-week program (June 14th – July 30th) cost is $495 for residents and $619 for non-residents, which does not include field trips. Summer program hours are from 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an additional charge. There will be 25 available spots for the discount rate for Gulfport residents in need of assistance. Eligibility requirements for the discount is either a letter from the child’s school verifying the child’s acceptance of free/reduced lunch or a letter verifying the child’s acceptance of assistance from financial aid or a related program.
      Gulfport Senior Center Reassurance Telephone Program
      City of Gulfport Senior Center Telephone Reassurance Program:
      Keeping you Safe and Connected
       
      The City of Gulfport Senior Center’s Telephone Reassurance Program is a free service for Gulfport Residents 50 years of age or older. Volunteers provide daily phone calls to registered members and provide comfort, security, and peace of mind to members and families.
       
      Registration is simple and free. If you or someone you know could benefit from this service during this difficult time, please call (727) 893-2237 and register today.
       
      Gulfport Senior Center Catch a Ride with GEMS.
       
      Catch A Ride With GEMS
       
      The Gulfport Extended Mobility Service (GEMS) run thru the Senior Center has resumed limited, essential transportation services to grocery stores, medical appointments, etc.
       
      Any Gulfport residents 55 & older or residents with a disability can take advantage of GEMS door to door service for a yearly membership of $70 plus $2 per ride.
       
      For more information, call 893-2242.
       
       
      Check out all the Virtual Events the Gulfport Public Library has to offer on their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.
       
      Gulfport Library is Open with Limited Service
       
      5501 28th Ave. S. | 727-893-1074
       
       
      Gulfport on the Go!
      Get the City App
       
      The City App for iOS and Android mobile devices, allows residents to connect more conveniently with City government to report issues and request non-emergency services.
       
      For more information, please email info@mygulfport.us or call 727-893-1118.
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Latest Beach Water Quality Sampling Data:
       
       
      Do you love Gulfport and wish you could be here all the time? Check out our live streaming cameras to see what you are missing. From beaches and volleyball to dining and special events; Gulfport has it all! After all we are one of the most fun and exciting cities on the Gulf coast!
       
       
       
      The City of Gulfport is Proud To Be A
      Tree City USA Community
       
      Online access to the City of Gulfport Municipal Code is provided at the following link: Gulfport, Florida – Code of Ordinances
       
      City of Gulfport Florida | 2401 53rd Street SouthGulfport, FL 33707

      Click Here To View the Cruisers Net Western Florida Marina Directory Listing For Gulfport Municipal Marina

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window Zoomed To the Location of Gulfport Municipal Marina

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    • LNM: GIWW MM 0.5 Shoaling, St Lucie River, Fort Myers, FL


      This ICW shoaling is just west of the GIWW’s intersection with the Okeechobee Waterway terminus. 

       

      FLORIDA – INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – ST. LUCIE INLET TO FORT MYERS AND LAKE OKEECHOBEE – ST LUCIE RIVER: Shoaling reported.

      Shoaling has been reported in St Lucie River Florida. Water depths in the vicinity of St Lucie River Daybeacon 8 (LLNR 50710 ), St Lucie River Daybeacon 8A (LLNR 50712), and St Lucie River Daybeacon 10 (LLNR 50715) have been reported as low as 1 foot and encroaching the channel. The Coast Guard has removed the dayboards from St Lucie River Daybeacon 8A (LLNR 50712) and replaced them with Danger Shoal Dayboards. Lighted Buoy (TRLB) “8A” has been set channelward of “Danger Shoal” daybeacon in approximently 4 feet of water with a quick flashing red light.

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    • Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter from the City of Gulfport, Fl, April 5, 2021, Boca Ciega Bay


      Gulfport Marina includes dry boat storage, ship store, bathroom, public boat ramp, parking, fueling stations, lighted range markers and guest docking facility.

      Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, and the City of Gulfport always have a full calendar of events for all ages. The marina and harbor, found on the northern shores of Boca Ciega Bay, are easily accessible from the Western Florida ICW, just north of Tampa Bay.

       
      City of Gulfport, Florida
      Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter
       
      Week of April 5, 2021
       
       
       
      Virtual/Regular Events & Meetings
       
      Gulfport Merchant's Chamber Tuesday Fresh Market Logo
       
      Gulfport Fresh Market
      Tuesday, April 6th
      9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
       
      Join us weekly at our open-air fresh market for the region’s freshest produce, arts & crafts from local creators and a fresh array of locally sourced botanicals along the shops and restaurants of scenic Beach Boulevard. With social distancing and safety protocols in place to keep vendors and shoppers safe, the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market offers people an outdoor venue where they can safely shop.
       
      For more information or to register to become a vendor, please visit http://visitgulfportflorida.com/gulfport-tuesday-market/
       
       
      In Person & Virtual City Council Meeting
      Tuesday, April 6th at 6 p.m.
       
      Password: 248421
       
      Catherine Hickman Theater
      Contact: 727-893-1012
       
      Virtual Neighborhood Watch Meeting
      Wednesday’s at 7 p.m.
       
      Broadcasting “live on Facebook” Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Check on updates for your area and learn about recent incidents related to vehicle, residential burglaries, BOLO’s and stolen vehicles.
       
      For more information, please contact Mr. Jim Wright Volunteer Coordinator at 727-893-1022 or jwright@mygulfport.us.
       
      Memorial Dedication at Veterans Park for Gulfport Resident, Steven Jay Robin
       
      Saturday, April 10th at 10:00 a.m.
      Veterans Park, 5417 Essex Ave. S.
       
      Spearheaded by Ward IV Representative City Councilmember Michael Fridovich, the City of Gulfport will honor Communications Technician Third Class Steven J. Robin, United States Navy, with a Memorial Dedication at Veterans Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10.
       
      Petty Officer Robin was one of 83 sailors and marines assigned to the USS Pueblo (AGER-2) when it was captured by North Korean forces on January 23, 1968. One crewmember was killed in the attack, and the remaining 82 were held as Prisoners of War in North Korea until December 23, 1968. For his service Petty Officer Robin was awarded two Purple Hearts, the Navy Commendation, Prisoner of War Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and Combat Action Ribbon.
       
      The City of Gulfport was Robin’s adopted home until his passing in 2008. Ceremonies will include accounts from keynote speaker Richard Rogala, a crewmember of the USS Pueblo. For more information on this free, public event email mfridovich@mygulfport.us or call Councilmember Fridovich at 826-7355.
       
       
       
      Board of Adjustment Meeting
      Gulfport City Hall Council Chambers
      Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
      6:30 p.m.
      (In-person)
       
      Gulfport City Hall Council Chambers
      Contact: 727-893-1012
       
      Third Saturday IndieFaire
      Saturday, April 17th from 5 – 9 p.m.
      Downtown Waterfront District
       
      Welcome to Third Saturday IndieFaire! IndieFaire features high quality local art and contemporary crafts from across a wide range of mediums, as well as jewelry and locally sourced botanicals in an outdoor and socially distanced manner along scenic Beach Boulevard in downtown Gulfport. Forr more information, please visit http://visitgulfportflorida.com/indiefaire/
      Ask a Councilmember Event at Third
      Tuesday Fresh Market
      Tuesday, April 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      Gulfport Welcome Center, 3101 Beach Blvd. S.
       
       
      Gulfport City Council will be hosting an opportunity, every third Tuesday of the month, for residents to get to know their Councilmember, ask questions, and provide comment from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Gulfport Merchant Chamber of Commerce’s Welcome Center, 3101 Beach Boulevard South.
       
      For more information, please visit https://mygulfport.us/city-council/ward-1/ or call City of Gulfport Councilmember, Ward 1 Representative, April Thanos at (727) 826-7138.
       
      Gulfport Lions Club
      All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast
      Saturday, May 1st
      8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
       
      The Gulfport Lions Club is hosting an “All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast” On Saturday, May 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 4630 Tifton Drive South behind the City of Gulfport Municipal Marina. For more information, please visit https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/gulfportfl/.
      First Friday Artwalk
      Friday, May 7th from 5 – 9 p.m.
      Downtown Waterfront District
       
      First Friday Art Walk is a juried event that welcomes emerging and professional artists in all media to engage our arts loving community in a safe, creative and socially distanced manner. Hosted by the Gulfport Merchants Chamber, all safety protocols are met and exceeded to ensure a safe and entertaining night out for the entire family. Come join us with free live music up and down the street. Follow the flags for artist clusters, displaying paintings, jewelry, glass, mixed media sculpture and more.
       
      For more information, please visit http://visitgulfportflorida.com/first-friday-art-walk/
       
      Community Outreach
      City of Gulfport, Florida

      On Friday, April 2, 2021, the Good Morning Tampa Bay team at ABC Actions News focused on the City of Gulfport. Click the read more link for more information.

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      www.abcactionnews.com

      COVID-19 Vaccination

      When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated How to Protect Yourself and Others COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some…

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      www.cdc.gov

      Pinellas County Emergency Rental Assistance Program
       
      Pinellas County Emergency Rental Assistance Program applications are now open. If you live in Pinellas County and are behind on rent, Emergency Rental Assistance opened Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
       
       
      The Emergency Rental Assistance Program, a part of the federal stimulus package passed in late December, makes available $25 billion to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
       
      COVID-19 Vaccine Information – Pinellas County COVID-19…

      Florida residents 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine starting Monday, April 5. To register and check appointment availability, visit www.patientportalFL.com

      Read more
      covid19.pinellascounty.org

      Crisis Center Of Tampa Bay –

      The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay brings help, hope and healing to people facing serious life challenges. No one in our community has to face crisis alone. CALL 2-1-1 – 24/7/365

      Read more
      www.crisiscenter.com

       
       
      Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP)
       
      The Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP) assists low-income households, with at least one person age 60 and older, when the households are experiencing a home energy emergency. The Program allows for the payment to utility companies, the purchase of blankets, portable heaters and fans. 
       
       
       
      Household Electronics & Chemical
      Collection Center (HEC3)
       
      Pinellas County Solid Waste operates the Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center (HEC3) as a disposal location for certain household waste. Pinellas County residents are invited to bring their unwanted electronics and chemicals to the center (at no charge). Businesses, visit here for information.
       
      Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Sundays and 
       2855 109th Ave. N., St. Petersburg
      Pinellas County Florida – Solid Waste – Mobile Collections

      TEMPORARY SERVICE CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19 To protect the public and staff, the Department of Solid Waste has implemented temporary service changes. Mobile electronic and chemical collection events will follow social distancing guidelines….

      Read more
      www.pinellascounty.org

       
       
      The Gulfport Public Works Department located at the 49th Street Neighborhood Center (1617 49th St. S.) is now an official collection site for rechargeable batteries!
       
      Only batteries weighing 11 lbs. or less, and cellphones (with or without their batteries) are accepted. The Call2Recycle program does not accept wet cell batteries.
       
       
      Rechargeable Batteries Accepted:
      • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
      • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
      • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
      • Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)
      • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
       
      Batteries NOT Accepted:
      • Single-use (Alkaline, Lithium etc.)
      • non-rechargeable batteries
      • Wet cell Ni-Cd
      • Wet cell lead acid vehicle batteries
       
      For questions, please call the Public Works Department at 727-893-1089.
       
      City of Gulfport 2021 Summer Recreation Program
       
       
      Registration is underway for the 2021 Summer Program for Gulfport resident children who will complete Kindergarten thru age 14. Nonresident registration begins May 1.
       
      The 7-week program begins June 14 and ends July 30. Program hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. with structured hours from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an additional fee. The $495 residential fee for residents and $619 and fee for nonresidents does not include field trips. Twenty-five spots will be available for a discounted rate for Gulfport residents in need of assistance. 
       
      For more information, please call the Gulfport Recreation Center at (727) 893-1068.
      Gulfport Senior Center Reassurance Telephone Program
      City of Gulfport Senior Center Telephone Reassurance Program:
      Keeping you Safe and Connected
       
      The City of Gulfport Senior Center’s Telephone Reassurance Program is a free service for Gulfport Residents 50 years of age or older. Volunteers provide daily phone calls to registered members and provide comfort, security, and peace of mind to members and families.
       
      Registration is simple and free. If you or someone you know could benefit from this service during this difficult time, please call (727) 893-2237 and register today.
       
      Gulfport Senior Center Catch a Ride with GEMS.
       
      Catch A Ride With GEMS
       
      The Gulfport Extended Mobility Service (GEMS) run thru the Senior Center has resumed limited, essential transportation services to grocery stores, medical appointments, etc.
       
      Any Gulfport residents 55 & older or residents with a disability can take advantage of GEMS door to door service for a yearly membership of $70 plus $2 per ride.
       
      For more information, call 893-2242.
       
       
      Gulfport Library is Open with Limited Service
       
      Check out all the Virtual Events the Gulfport Public Library has to offer on their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.
       
      5501 28th Ave. S. | 727-893-1074
       
       
      Gulfport on the Go!
      Get the City App
       
      The City App for iOS and Android mobile devices, allows residents to connect more conveniently with City government to report issues and request non-emergency services.
       
      For more information, please email info@mygulfport.us or call 727-893-1118.
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Latest Beach Water Quality Sampling Data:
      Parks Department

      The City of Gulfport takes tremendous pride in its park system. The staff continually works to enhance the appearance of the City through landscaping, maintenance of turf, and use of durable park furnishings. There are a total of nine park…

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      mygulfport.us

       
       
      Do you love Gulfport and wish you could be here all the time? Check out our live streaming cameras to see what you are missing. From beaches and volleyball to dining and special events; Gulfport has it all! After all we are one of the most fun and exciting cities on the Gulf coast!
       
       
       
      The City of Gulfport is Proud To Be A
      Tree City USA Community
       
      Online access to the City of Gulfport Municipal Code is provided at the following link: Gulfport, Florida – Code of Ordinances
       
      City of Gulfport Florida | 2401 53rd Street SouthGulfport, FL 33707

      Click Here To View the Cruisers Net Western Florida Marina Directory Listing For Gulfport Municipal Marina

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window Zoomed To the Location of Gulfport Municipal Marina

      Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers Net Anchorage Directory Listing For Gulfport Anchorage/Mooring Field

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    • River District Connections Calendar April 2021, Caloosahatchee River/Okeechobee Waterway MM 135


      239 461-0775 Legacy Harbour Marina entrance is located on the Okeechobee Waterway East of Marker #49 on the Caloosahatchee River. The Marina is situated two blocks from historic downtown Fort Myers and three blocks from the historic Edison-Ford Winter Estates. The Marina's 131-Slips range in size from 40 feet to 80 feet and can accommodate Transient Boats of 100 feet plus. The large Fairways make our slips easily accessible. Our slips are surrounded by one of the largest 'floating breakwaters' on the Gulf of Mexico. The floating docks are state-of-the-art. Legacy Harbour Marina is a full-featured facility with all the modern conveniences of home including pump-out station, heated pool, fitness center, full electric metered at the slip, cable TV, laundry, air-conditioned showers and wireless Internet connections available. The Boaters' Lounge is available for relaxing after a cruise or for private parties. The view from the lounge is spectacular! Our grounds are beautifully manicured and provide great strolling along the river with benches, Chickee Hut, and excellent access to all of historic Fort Myers. Please take a few moments to browse our website and see for yourself what our beautiful boating facility can offer you the next time you are cruising in Southwest Florida.
      Gulf Harbour Marina ICW Marker 73, 4.5 miles from Gulf of Mexico 14490 Vista River Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33908 239-437-0881 gulfharbourmarina@comcast.net

      The river is Caloosahatchee and the CRUISERS NET SPONSORS are Legacy Harbour Marina and Gulf Harbour Yacht and Country Club. Legacy Harbor Marina entrance is located on the Okeechobee Waterway East of Marker #49 and Gulf Harbour Yacht and Country Club is on the south side of the Caloosahatchee River opposite Cape Coral.

      Click here for  River District Connections Calendar April 2021

      The Connections Calendar of Events is a courtesy provided by Cella Molnar & Associates, Inc. and Lit n More.

      Melissa Moore
      Web/Graphics Technician
      1631 Hendry Street
      Fort Myers, Florida 33901
      T: 239.337.1071 – F: 239-337.1076
      mmoore@cella.ccwww.cella.cc

      Click Here To View the Cruisers Net’s Western Florida Marina Directory Listing For Legacy Harbour Marina

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      Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers Net’s Marina Directory Listing For Gulf Harbour

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Gulf Harbour Yacht Club

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    • Help Make Gulfport Even Stronger in April, Gulfport, FL


      Gulfport Marina includes dry boat storage, ship store, bathroom, public boat ramp, parking, fueling stations, lighted range markers and guest docking facility.

      Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, and the City of Gulfport always have a full calendar of events for all ages. The marina and harbor, found on the northern shores of Boca Ciega Bay, are easily accessible from the Western Florida ICW, just north of Tampa Bay.

       

       

      Click here for Help make Gulfport even stronger in April

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    • Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter from the City of Gulfport, Fl, March 29, 2021, Boca Ciega Bay


      Gulfport Marina includes dry boat storage, ship store, bathroom, public boat ramp, parking, fueling stations, lighted range markers and guest docking facility.

      Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, and the City of Gulfport always have a full calendar of events for all ages. The marina and harbor, found on the northern shores of Boca Ciega Bay, are easily accessible from the Western Florida ICW, just north of Tampa Bay.

       
       
      Week of March 29, 2021
       
      Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter
       
       
       
      Virtual/Regular Events & Meetings
       
      Gulfport Merchant's Chamber Tuesday Fresh Market Logo
       
      Gulfport Fresh Market
      Tuesday, March 30th
      9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
       
      Join us weekly at our open-air fresh market for the region’s freshest produce, arts & crafts from local creators and a fresh array of locally sourced botanicals along the shops and restaurants of scenic Beach Boulevard. With social distancing and safety protocols in place to keep vendors and shoppers safe, the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market offers people an outdoor venue where they can safely shop.
       
      For more information or to register to become a vendor, please visit http://visitgulfportflorida.com/gulfport-tuesday-market/
      Virtual Neighborhood Watch Meeting
      Wednesday’s at 7 p.m.
       
      Broadcasting “live on Facebook” Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Check on updates for your area and learn about recent incidents related to vehicle, residential burglaries, BOLO’s and stolen vehicles.
       
      For more information, please contact Mr. Jim Wright Volunteer Coordinator at 727-893-1022 or jwright@mygulfport.us.
       
      First Friday Artwalk
      Friday, April 2nd from 5 – 9 p.m.
      Downtown Waterfront District
       
      First Friday Art Walk is a juried event that welcomes emerging and professional artists in all media to engage our arts loving community in a safe, creative and socially distanced manner. Hosted by the Gulfport Merchants Chamber, all safety protocols are met and exceeded to ensure a safe and entertaining night out for the entire family. Come join us with free live music up and down the street. Follow the flags for artist clusters, displaying paintings, jewelry, glass, mixed media sculpture and more.
       
      For more information, please visit http://visitgulfportflorida.com/first-friday-art-walk/
       
       
      Hippity Hoppity Egg Hunt
      Saturday, April 3rd at 10 a.m.
      Gulfport Recreation Center
       
       
      Ages 0-11
      Please bring your own basket
       
      Masks are required and please practice
      social distancing
       
       
      In Person & Virtual City Council Meeting
      Tuesday, April 6th at 6 p.m.
       
      Catherine Hickman Theater
      Contact: 727-893-1012
       
      Memorial Dedication at Veterans Park for Gulfport Resident, Steven Jay Robin
       
      Saturday, April 10th at 10:00 a.m.
      Veterans Park, 5417 Essex Ave. S.
       
      Spearheaded by City Councilmember, Ward IV Representative, Michael Fridovich, the City of Gulfport will honor the late, Steven J. Robin of the United States Navy with a memorial dedication at Veterans Park.
       
      Steven J. Robin was assigned to the USS Pueblo in 1967, captured on January 23, 1968, and held as a Prisoner of War in North Korea until his release on December 23, 1968. The City of Gulfport was Steven Jay Robin’s adopted home. The event is free and open to the public. The ceremonies include accounts from keynote speaker Richard Rogala, a crewmember of the USS Pueblo.
       
      For more information, please contact City Councilmember, Ward IV Representative, Michael Fridovich at (727) 826-7355 or by email at mfridovich@mygulfport.us.
      Third Saturday IndieFaire
      Saturday, April 17th from 5 – 9 p.m.
      Downtown Waterfront District
       
      Welcome to Third Saturday IndieFaire! IndieFaire features high quality local art and contemporary crafts from across a wide range of mediums, as well as jewelry and locally sourced botanicals in an outdoor and socially distanced manner along scenic Beach Boulevard in downtown Gulfport.
       
      For more information, please visit http://visitgulfportflorida.com/indiefaire/
      Ask a Councilmember Event at Third
      Tuesday Fresh Market
      Tuesday, April 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      Gulfport Welcome Center, 3101 Beach Blvd. S.
       
       
      Gulfport City Council will be hosting an opportunity, every third Tuesday of the month, for residents to get to know their Councilmember, ask questions, and provide comment from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
       
      Located at the Gulfport Merchant Chamber of Commerce’s Welcome Center, 3101 Beach Boulevard South, during the Tuesday Fresh Market, City Councilmember April Thanos will be the first Councilmember on Tuesday, March 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m..
       
      For more information, please visit https://mygulfport.us/city-council/ward-1/ or call City of Gulfport Councilmember, Ward 1 Representative, April Thanos at (727) 826-7138.
       
      Community Outreach
      COVID-19 Response & Recommendations
      Where to Get Help
       
      For information on eviction and foreclosure Assistance, Pinellas CARES financial assistance, food pantry distribution sites, pet care assistance and more , please visit https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/where-to-get-help/.
       
      Contact 211 Tampa Bay Cares by texting your zip code to 898211 or dialing 211 (available 24 hours a day).
       
      Pinellas County has also established a dedicated COVID-19 webpage where citizens can find in-depth information on the virus, links to resources and regular updates.
       
      COVID-19 testing is available from Community Health Centers of Pinellas and Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County. Find testing sites near you at https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/testing/.
       
      For a COVID-19 Vaccine, please register with the Florida Dept. of Health with the CDR Maguire Patient Portal, PatientPortalFL.com, or by phone at (844) 770-8548 and you will be contacted to schedule your appointment as appointments become available.
       
       
      Protect Yourself, Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams
       
      If you believe you have been the victim of COVID-19 fraud, immediately report it to:
       
      • HHS-OIG Hotline: 1-800-HHS-TIPS I tips.hhs.gov
      • FBI Hotline: 1-800-CALL-FBI I ic3.gov
      • CMS/Medicare Hotline: 1-800-MEDICARE
       
      For accurate, up-to-date information about COVID-19, visit:
       
      Hello volunteers!
       
      We love our volunteers and we sure could always use your help. Here’s how you can be involved with Gulfport.
       
      First Friday Art Walk! We need volunteers to assist artists with set-up, as well as ambassadors to stroll the event and help direct people and answer questions. 
       
      Third Saturday Indie Night Market! We need volunteers to assist artists, artisans, and makers with set-up, as well as ambassadors to stroll the event and help direct people and answer questions.
       
      We use signup.com to organize our volunteers. 
       
      Here’s how it works, in three easy steps:
       
      1. Click this link to see where we need volunteers.
      2. Review the options listed and choose the spot (or spots) you like.
      3. Sign up! It’s easy; you don’t need to register or keep a password on the website. 
       
      Note that signup.com doesn’t share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact us so we can sign you up manually.
       
      Questions? Email us. Thank you for supporting your local chamber of commerce.
       
       
      Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP)
       
      The Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP) assists low-income households, with at least one person age 60 and older, when the households are experiencing a home energy emergency. The Program allows for the payment to utility companies, the purchase of blankets, portable heaters and fans. 
       
       
       
      ALERTPinellas
       
      Receive alerts about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for the community’s emergency notification service. – Alert Pinellas.
       
       
      Household Electronics & Chemical
      Collection Center (HEC3)
       
      Pinellas County Solid Waste operates the Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center (HEC3) as a disposal location for certain household waste. Pinellas County residents are invited to bring their unwanted electronics and chemicals to the center (at no charge). Businesses, visit here for information.
       
      Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Sundays and 
       2855 109th Ave. N., St. Petersburg
       
      The Gulfport Public Works Department located at the 49th Street Neighborhood Center (1617 49th St. S.) is now an official collection site for rechargeable batteries!
       
      Only batteries weighing 11 lbs. or less, and cellphones (with or without their batteries) are accepted. The Call2Recycle program does not accept wet cell batteries.
      Rechargeable Batteries Accepted:
      • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
      • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
      • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
      • Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)
      • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
       
       
      Batteries NOT Accepted:
      • Single-use (Alkaline, Lithium etc.)
      • non-rechargeable batteries
      • Wet cell Ni-Cd
      • Wet cell lead acid vehicle batteries
       
      For questions, please call the Public Works Department at 727-893-1089.
      Gulfport Senior Center Reassurance Telephone Program
      City of Gulfport Senior Center Telephone Reassurance Program:
      Keeping you Safe and Connected
       
      The City of Gulfport Senior Center’s Telephone Reassurance Program is a free service for Gulfport Residents 50 years of age or older. Volunteers provide daily phone calls to registered members and provide comfort, security, and peace of mind to members and families.
       
      Registration is simple and free. If you or someone you know could benefit from this service during this difficult time, please call (727) 893-2237 and register today.
       
      Gulfport Senior Center Catch a Ride with GEMS.
       
      Catch A Ride With GEMS
       
      The Gulfport Extended Mobility Service (GEMS) run thru the Senior Center has resumed limited, essential transportation services to grocery stores, medical appointments, etc.
       
      Any Gulfport residents 55 & older or residents with a disability can take advantage of GEMS door to door service for a yearly membership of $70 plus $2 per ride.
       
      For more information, call 893-2242.
       
       
      Gulfport Library is Open with Limited Service
       
      Check out all the Virtual Events the Gulfport Public Library has to offer on their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.
       
      5501 28th Ave. S. | 727-893-1074
       
       
       
      City of Gulfport
      High Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program
       
       
      For more information, please visit 
      or contact 727-893-1016.
       
       
      Gulfport on the Go!
      Get the City App
       
      The City App for iOS and Android mobile devices, allows residents to connect more conveniently with City government to report issues and request non-emergency services.
       
      For more information, please email info@mygulfport.us or call 727-893-1118.
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Latest Beach Water Quality Sampling Data:
       
       
      Do you love Gulfport and wish you could be here all the time? Check out our live streaming cameras to see what you are missing. From beaches and volleyball to dining and special events; Gulfport has it all! After all we are one of the most fun and exciting cities on the Gulf coast!
       
       
       
      The City of Gulfport is Proud To Be A
      Tree City USA Community
       
      Online access to the City of Gulfport Municipal Code is provided at the following link: Gulfport, Florida – Code of Ordinances
       
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