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    • Visit Gulfport Florida’s Pink Flamingo Home Tour, March 6, 2021, 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.

       

       

      Pink Flamingo 2021: Now for something completely different

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    • Fishermen’s Village November Calendar of Events, Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda, FL


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

      There is always plenty to do around Charlotte Harbor, especially with pandemic restrictions easing. 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 November Calendar of Events

       

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    • Fishermen’s Village Prepares for Festival of Lights, Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda, FL


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

      There is always plenty to do around Charlotte Harbor, especially with pandemic restrictions easing. 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 FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS HOLIDAY SHOWCASE PREPARATION UNDERWAY

       

      Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Fishermen’s Village

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    • The Weekly, Gabber’s Thursday Newsletter, October 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.

      Local Men Under Water, Elections + Stone Crab

       

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

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    • All Hands On Deck! The Museum is Re Opening in November, Gulfport Historical Society, Gulfport, FL


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

      During the pandemic, the Gulfport Historical Society continues its educational activities for the City of Gulfport, home to Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, located on the northern shores of Boca Ciega Bay and easily accessible from the Western Florida ICW, just north of Tampa Bay.

      Help the Museum Get Up    & Running Again!

       
      It’s back to business for the Gulfport History Museum, but we need your help to get things up and running!

      We soon will be opening the museum once again to the general public with precautions and need staffing assistance. Initial plans are to have the museum open on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from late mornings through early afternoons.

      If you’ve volunteered in this capacity before, you’ll know the ropes. If not, we can provide training.

      Dates and times for you to sign up to volunteer are available here.

      For further details on what this volunteer work entails, please email us.

      Thank you for your support!

       
       
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      Twitter
      Link
      Website
       
      Copyright © 2020 Gulfport Historical Society, All rights reserved.

      Our mailing address is:

      Gulfport Historical Society

      5301 28th Avenue South

      Gulfport, FL 33707

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    • Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter from the City of Gulfport, Fl, October 12, 2020, 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 October 12, 2020
       
      Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter
       
       
       
      Virtual/Regular Events & Meetings
       
       
      Tuesday Fresh Market
      Tuesday, October 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/
      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 Beach Bazaar Pumpkin Decorating Contest
      Friday, October 16th at 6 p.m.
       
      Oh My Gourdness, It’s Almost Halloween! Let’s have some skele-fun at the Gulfport Beach Bazaar Friday, October 16.
       
      Gulfport Beach Bazaar is calling all ghouls and boos to join them as they celebrate their first annual Spooktacular Pumpkin Decorating Contest.
       
      BYOP: Bring your own pumpkin to carve, paint or stencil.
       
      Be prepared to go big or gourd home, there are prizes on the line for the:
      • Spookiest
      • Most Creative
      • Best Painted/Stenciled
      • Kid’s Category
       
      Light hor d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. This will be an outdoor event, however lets creep it real to keep the plague at bay, masks and social distancing will be required.
       
      The gourd-geous pumpkins will be on display and judged by the public during Gulfport Merchant Chamber’s Third Saturday IndieFaire, on Saturday, October 17. Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 18 on Facebook @GulfportBeachBazaar A limited number of pumpkins and carving sets will be available for those who aren’t able to bring their own.
      Third Saturday IndieFaire
      Saturday, October 17th from 5 – 9 p.m.
      Downtown Waterfront District
       
      Welcome to Third Saturday IndieFaire! Making its debut on Beach Boulevard on October 17, 2020, Gulfport’s Third Saturday IndieFaire is an exciting new addition to the monthly calendar for arts lovers in Pinellas County.
       
      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/
       
      Upcoming Virtual/Regular Events & Meetings
       
       
      In Person & Virtual City Council Meeting
      (CRA Meeting to Immediately Follow)
      Tuesday, October 20th at 6 p.m.
       
      Catherine Hickman Theater
       
      Contact: 727-893-1012
       
       
       
      Trick or Treat Candy Chute Trail
      Saturday, October 31st
      4 – 7 p.m.
       
      Gulfport Recreation Center
      (walking trail behind building)
       
      For more information, please contact 727-893-1068. Masks are required and please practice social distancing.
      First Friday Artwalk
      Friday, November 6th 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
       
       
      A Message from the Mayor
      Mayor Vote
       
      Stay Safe, Vote by Mail!
       
      In Florida, you can request a ballot to be mailed to you if you’re registered to vote. The deadline to request a ballot be mailed to you by your County Elections Supervisor is Oct 24. You can request a ballot by mail, online, in person, or over the phone.
       
       
      Early Voting in Person
       
      Early voting in Florida opens as early as October 19. Dates and availability may vary by location. Find a location to vote early or vote at a polling place on Nov 3.
      SAY BOO TO THE FLU WITH A VACCINE AT
      NO COST TO YOU
       
      The seasonal flu vaccine is important protection for anyone older than six months of age, but this year it’s especially important to get it. Flu and COVID-19 symptoms can be similar, but only the flu has a safe, effective vaccine readily available now.
       
      The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) urges everyone to get their vaccine before Halloween. Although many health insurance providers cover the cost of the flu vaccine, those who are under- or uninsured may find it hard to afford it.
       
      This year, you can say boo to the flu to the third power with three opportunities to get your influenza protection at no cost to you.
       
      DOH-Pinellas is again bringing back its annual Flu Boo events now in their seventh year to provide flu vaccines at no cost via a drive-thru. To make it even more convenient, this year’s vaccination clinics will be held at three locations over three days. Adults and children older than three can get flu vaccines at no cost without an appointment. Hours at these locations are 5-7 p.m.
       
       
      Vaccines are provided first come, first served, while supplies last. Because the vaccinations are outdoors, they are scheduled as weather conditions permit. To complete the required registration form ahead of time, go to www.PinellasHealth.com to find the screen-fillable version. For information about DOH-Pinellas, go to www.PinellasHealth.com or call (727) 824-6900.
       
       
      Check out what percentage of households in your state have been counted by census takers, as well as total response rates from across the country.
       
      Take the 2020 Census
       
      Have you taken the 2020 Census yet? Don’t be afraid to be counted! It’s quick, secure and confidential; by law, your answers cannot be used against you in any way.
       
      The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.
       
      Respond today! Deadline extended to October 31.
      Call: 844-330-2020 | Visit: https://my2020census.gov
       
      Let’s Get This Money, Gulfport! #PinellasCensusChallenge
      The Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger is working through an increase in distribution needs with more families accessing food and resources. Volunteers currently are needed to help pack meals on Tuesdays and Saturdays and for deliveries on Mondays and Wednesdays.
       
      Interested in volunteering? Please visit www.networktoendhunger.org/volunteer to complete a volunteer application. If you or anyone you know could benefit from this program, please call Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger at (813) 344-5837 or submit an application at www.NetworktoEndHunger.org/MOW4Kids.
       
      Food Pantry and Prepared Meal Locations 
       
      No one should go hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click the link below for a listing of food pantries and prepared meals distribution locations in Pinellas County.
       
      Pinellas CARES Fund
       
      If you lost your job or your business had to close or stop serving customers due to COVID-19, the Pinellas CARES programs are here to help. Individuals and families can apply for help paying overdue rent, mortgage or utilities while local businesses may be eligible for a one-time grant to keep them afloat in these difficult times.  
       
      Financial Assistance for Individuals and Families
      If you lost a job or significant income due to impacts from the pandemic, you may qualify for financial assistance up to $5,000 per household to pay for rent, mortgage or utility payments.
       
      Text the word COVIDCARES to the phone number 898211 to start the process.
       
      For a detailed list of all program qualifications and step-by-step instructions: https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/pinellascaresindividual
       
      New Pinellas CARES programs expand help for local businesses
      More than 3,200 small business owners have received emergency grants since the initial Pinellas CARES program launched in May, but more help is on the way for a broad range of businesses still struggling from the impacts of COVID-19.
       
      Pinellas CARES is now offering expanded grant funding for Pinellas-based businesses most affected by the pandemic: generally, those that were required to shut down or whose customers were required to shut down or stop doing business.
       
      Businesses that make $3 million or less in gross annual revenue may qualify for up to $10,000 in grant assistance based on a sliding scale.
       
      A detailed list of all program qualifications and a link to the online application can be found at: https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/pinellascaresbusiness
       
       
      Cloth Face Coverings: Do’s & Don’ts
       
      Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”.
       
      If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face covering.
       
       
      Washing Your Cloth Face Covering
       
      Cloth face coverings should be washed after each use. It is important to always remove face coverings correctly and wash your hands after handling or touching a used face covering. Remember: Cloth face coverings are still required when inside indoor public places in Pinellas County. Learn how to keep your mask clean: https://bit.ly/37Fjpid
      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/
      Household Electronics & Chemical
      Collection Events
       
      The Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center (HEC3) has reopened. For the safety of our customers and staff, the handling of items has changed. Staff and customers shall practice social distancing of 6 feet. Customers are required to unload items from their vehicles. Staff will advise customers to place items on a cart or on the ground (for larger items, like TVs).
       
      For details about accepted items and quantity limits, please visit www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste/mobileoptions.htm
       
      For questions or live chat, please call Pinellas County Department of Solid Waste at (727) 464-7500 or www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste
       
       
      To apply, links below:
       
       
      Duke Energy realizes the financial impact of the pandemic is far from over. Credit & debit card fees and walk-in payment fees will be waived through the end of October. Customers still facing financial challenges can request an extended payment arrangement quickly and easily
       
      Residential customers with more complex issues should call 800-700-8744 Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; business customers should call 877-372-8477.
       
      Gulfport STRONG
       
      We all are working together to bring visitors and patrons back to the City of Gulfport in a safe and responsible manner. The Gulfport STRONG campaign focuses on the safety and responsibility of visitors while encouraging residents and visitors to be respectful to each other in following health and safety guidance during this COVID-19 pandemic. Gulfport STRONG is extremely important to give travelers and visitors the message that our community is a safe place to be.
       
      The Gulfport STRONG campaign is geared at providing positive messaging for the right way to experience the City of Gulfport, Florida during this difficult time.
       
      In collaboration with the Gulfport Merchants Chamber of Commerce and Carroway + Rose in developing a campaign called “Gulfport Strong,” We will get through this together! Gulfport STRONG
      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.
       
      As of Thursday, August 13, 2020, five months into the coronavirus pandemic, the City of Gulfport Senior Center’s Telephone Reassurance Program has called 1,760 members, with the support of 39 volunteers, providing the opportunity for daily interaction, comforting conversation, and verification of the senior’s well-being.
       
      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.
       
       
      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 Flood and Hurricane Information
       
      If a disaster were to hit today, would you be ready? Visit www.mygulfport.us/hurricane-center/ for planning tips, evacuation zone information, a list of recommended supplies, and other useful hurricane-related information. Be prepared to stay safe. The Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season ends November 30.
       
       
      2020-2021 School Year Teen Night
       
      For Teen Night Registration Form contact, John Lapham Recreation Coordinator at jlapham@mygulfport.us
      or by calling 727-893-1079
       
      Gulfport Recreation Center
      5730 Shore Blvd. S. Gulfport, FL 33707
       
       
       
      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
       
       
       
      The City of Gulfport is Proud To Be A
      Tree City USA Community
       
       
       
      City of Gulfport Williams Pier Projected Re-opening
       
      In June, the City of Gulfport Williams Pier was temporarily closed for scheduled construction. The projected re-opening date is set for Friday, November 20th.
       
      If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 727-893-1089.
       
       
      ALERTPinellas
       
      Receive alerts about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our community’s Emergency Alert Program – Alert Pinellas.
       
       
       
      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!
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Latest Beach Water Quality Sampling Data:
       
       
      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.
       
      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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    • Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter from the City of Gulfport, Fl, October 5, 2020, 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 October 5, 2020
       
      Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter
      Mayor Vote
       
       
       
      Virtual/Regular Events & Meetings
       
       
      Call 727-344-3701 for appointment!
       
      Flu Shot Clinic
      Monday, October 5th
      2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
       
      Catherine Hickman Theater Parking Lot
       
      By getting a flu shot, you help defend yourself from the flu and are less likely to spread the virus to those around you. We’re making it easier for you and your family by dedicating pharmacy staff to a special flu shot clinic.
       
       
      Tuesday Fresh Market
      Tuesday, October 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, October 6th at 6 p.m.
       
      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 History Museum
       
      Porch Party: Calling All Superheroes
      Friday, October 9th
      7 – 10 p.m.
       
      Calling all superheroes! Our October Porch Party will celebrate Gulfport’s wonderful spirit of civic pride and the everyday heroes who give so much to this town. In recognition of our theme, we invite everyone to come dressed as their favorite superheroes and superheroines!
       
       
      Upcoming Virtual/Regular Events & Meetings
      Third Saturday IndieFaire
      Saturday, October 17th from 5 – 9 p.m.
      Downtown Waterfront District
       
      Welcome to Third Saturday IndieFaire! Making its debut on Beach Boulevard on October 17, 2020, Gulfport’s Third Saturday IndieFaire is an exciting new addition to the monthly calendar for arts lovers in Pinellas County.
       
      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/
      First Friday Artwalk
      Friday, November 6th 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
       
      SAY BOO TO THE FLU WITH A VACCINE AT NO COST TO YOU
       
      The seasonal flu vaccine is important protection for anyone older than six months of age, but this year it’s especially important to get it. Flu and COVID-19 symptoms can be similar, but only the flu has a safe, effective vaccine readily available now.
       
      The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) urges everyone to get their vaccine before Halloween. Although many health insurance providers cover the cost of the flu vaccine, those who are under- or uninsured may find it hard to afford it.
       
      This year, you can say boo to the flu to the third power with three opportunities to get your influenza protection at no cost to you.
       
      DOH-Pinellas is again bringing back its annual Flu Boo events now in their seventh year to provide flu vaccines at no cost via a drive-thru. To make it even more convenient, this year’s vaccination clinics will be held at three locations over three days. Adults and children older than three can get flu vaccines at no cost without an appointment. Hours at these locations are 5-7 p.m.
       
                     Tuesday, Oct. 20, in St. Petersburg: 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N.
                     Wednesday, Oct. 21, in Mid-County: 8751 Ulmerton Rd., Largo
                     Thursday, Oct. 22, in Clearwater: 310 N. Myrtle Ave.
       
      Vaccines are provided first come, first served, while supplies last. Because the vaccinations are outdoors, they are scheduled as weather conditions permit. To complete the required registration form ahead of time, go to www.PinellasHealth.com to find the screen-fillable version.
       
      For information about DOH-Pinellas, go to www.PinellasHealth.com or call (727) 824-6900. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Nextdoor for the latest agency updates.
       
       
      Check out what percentage of households in your state have been counted by census takers, as well as total response rates from across the country.
       
      Take the 2020 Census
       
      Have you taken the 2020 Census yet? Don’t be afraid to be counted! It’s quick, secure and confidential; by law, your answers cannot be used against you in any way.
       
      The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.
       
      Respond today! Deadline extended to October 31.
      Call: 844-330-2020 | Visit: https://my2020census.gov
       
      Let’s Get This Money, Gulfport! #PinellasCensusChallenge
      The Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger is working through an increase in distribution needs with more families accessing food and resources. Volunteers currently are needed to help pack meals on Tuesdays and Saturdays and for deliveries on Mondays and Wednesdays.
       
      Interested in volunteering? Please visit www.networktoendhunger.org/volunteer to complete a volunteer application. If you or anyone you know could benefit from this program, please call Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger at (813) 344-5837 or submit an application at www.NetworktoEndHunger.org/MOW4Kids.
       
       
      Food Pantry and Prepared Meal Locations 
       
      No one should go hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following map has a listing of food pantries and prepared meals distribution locations in Pinellas County. Click here for more information.
       
       
      Pinellas CARES Fund
       
      If you lost your job or your business had to close or stop serving customers due to COVID-19, the Pinellas CARES programs are here to help. Individuals and families can apply for help paying overdue rent, mortgage or utilities while local businesses may be eligible for a one-time grant to keep them afloat in these difficult times.  
       
      Financial Assistance for Individuals and Families
      If you lost a job or significant income due to impacts from the pandemic, you may qualify for financial assistance up to $5,000 per household to pay for rent, mortgage or utility payments.
       
      Text the word COVIDCARES to the phone number 898211 to start the process.
       
      For a detailed list of all program qualifications and step-by-step instructions: https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/pinellascaresindividual
       
      New Pinellas CARES programs expand help for local businesses
      More than 3,200 small business owners have received emergency grants since the initial Pinellas CARES program launched in May, but more help is on the way for a broad range of businesses still struggling from the impacts of COVID-19.
       
      Pinellas CARES is now offering expanded grant funding for Pinellas-based businesses most affected by the pandemic: generally, those that were required to shut down or whose customers were required to shut down or stop doing business.
       
      Businesses that make $3 million or less in gross annual revenue may qualify for up to $10,000 in grant assistance based on a sliding scale.
       
      A detailed list of all program qualifications and a link to the online application can be found at: https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/pinellascaresbusiness
       
       
      Cloth Face Coverings: Do’s & Don’ts
       
      Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”.
       
      If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face covering.
       
       
      Washing Your Cloth Face Covering
       
      Cloth face coverings should be washed after each use. It is important to always remove face coverings correctly and wash your hands after handling or touching a used face covering. Remember: Cloth face coverings are still required when inside indoor public places in Pinellas County. Learn how to keep your mask clean: https://bit.ly/37Fjpid
      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/
      Household Electronics & Chemical
      Collection Events
       
      The Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center (HEC3) has reopened. For the safety of our customers and staff, the handling of items has changed. Staff and customers shall practice social distancing of 6 feet. Customers are required to unload items from their vehicles. Staff will advise customers to place items on a cart or on the ground (for larger items, like TVs).
       
      For details about accepted items and quantity limits, please visit www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste/mobileoptions.htm
       
      For questions or live chat, please call Pinellas County Department of Solid Waste at (727) 464-7500 or www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste
       
       
      To apply, links below:
       
       
      Duke Energy realizes the financial impact of the pandemic is far from over. Credit & debit card fees and walk-in payment fees will be waived through the end of October. Customers still facing financial challenges can request an extended payment arrangement quickly and easily
       
      Residential customers with more complex issues should call 800-700-8744 Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; business customers should call 877-372-8477.
       
      Gulfport STRONG
       
      Gulfport STRONG
       
      We all are working together to bring visitors and patrons back to the City of Gulfport in a safe and responsible manner. The Gulfport STRONG campaign focuses on the safety and responsibility of visitors while encouraging residents and visitors to be respectful to each other in following health and safety guidance during this COVID-19 pandemic. Gulfport STRONG is extremely important to give travelers and visitors the message that our community is a safe place to be.
       
      The Gulfport STRONG campaign is geared at providing positive messaging for the right way to experience the City of Gulfport, Florida during this difficult time.
       
      In collaboration with the Gulfport Merchants Chamber of Commerce and Carroway + Rose in developing a campaign called “Gulfport Strong,” We will get through this together! Gulfport STRONG
      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.
       
      As of Thursday, August 13, 2020, five months into the coronavirus pandemic, the City of Gulfport Senior Center’s Telephone Reassurance Program has called 1,760 members, with the support of 39 volunteers, providing the opportunity for daily interaction, comforting conversation, and verification of the senior’s well-being.
       
      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.
       
       
      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 Flood and Hurricane Information
       
      If a disaster were to hit today, would you be ready? Visit www.mygulfport.us/hurricane-center/ for planning tips, evacuation zone information, a list of recommended supplies, and other useful hurricane-related information. Be prepared to stay safe. The Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season ends November 30.
       
       
      2020-2021 School Year Teen Night
       
      For Teen Night Registration Form contact, John Lapham Recreation Coordinator at jlapham@mygulfport.us
      or by calling 727-893-1079
       
      Gulfport Recreation Center
      5730 Shore Blvd. S. Gulfport, FL 33707
       
       
       
      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
       
       
      The City of Gulfport is Proud To Be A Tree City USA Community
       
       
      City of Gulfport Williams Pier Temporarily Closed
       
      In June, the City of Gulfport Williams Pier was temporarily closed for approximately three months for scheduled construction.
       
      If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 727-893-1089.
       
       
      ALERTPinellas
       
      Receive alerts about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our community’s Emergency Alert Program – Alert Pinellas.
       
       
       
      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!
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Latest Beach Water Quality Sampling Data:
       
       
      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
       
      City of Gulfport is proud to announce the launch of the City of Gulfport app for iOS and Android mobile devices. The City App 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.
       
      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

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    • Relax at Longboat Key Club Moorings, GIWW Statute Mile 77.5, Sarasota Bay, FL


      Dock at one of the most accommodating marinas, CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, Long Boat Key Club Moorings, and get off the boat for a few days to enjoy Longboat Key Club’s recently renovated rooms and resort special areas. It will renew your inner-most appreciation of Florida’s West Coast.

      Click here for Get the Look: Longboat Key’s Oh-So Yacht Sleek – Opal Unpacked

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    • LNM: Daybeacon 24 Damaged, Manatee River, south of Tampa Bay


      This non-ICW marker is on the north side of a maintained channel between two Cruisers Net sponsors.

       

      Manatee River Daybeacon 24  Structure damaged, temporary buoy onsite. Chart 11416  LNM 39/20

      AREA SPONSORING MARINAS

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    • City of Gulfport: Meetings Calendar October 2020, Gulfport, Boca Ciega Bay, 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.

       
      City of Gulfport
      2401 53rd Street South
      Gulfport, FL 33707  
      (727) 893-1000
       
      For Immediate Release, 9/29/2020 – 2:00 PM
       
       
      City of Gulfport: Meetings Calendar October 2020
       
      October 6 – Council Meeting – 6:00 pm – Catherine Hickman Theater
       
      October 7 – Planning/Zoning Board – No Meeting
       
      October 9 – Senior Citizens Advisory Committee – No Meeting
       
      October 14 – Board of Adjustment – No Meeting
       
      October 20 – Council Meeting – 6:00 pm – CRA Meeting Following the Council Meeting – Catherine Hickman Theater
       
      All meetings are open to the public and are held in the City Hall, City Council Chambers, 2401 53rd Street South, unless otherwise noted. Meetings may occasionally be added, cancelled or rescheduled after this list is published, please check the city’s website mygulfport.us for updated information.
       
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      City of Gulfport Florida | 2401 53rd Street SouthGulfport, FL 33707
       
       

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    • Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter from the City of Gulfport, Fl, September 28, 2020, 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.

       
      CORRECTION: Week of September 28, 2020
       
      Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter
       
       
       
      Virtual/Regular Events & Meetings
       
       
      • Social Distance
      • Take the test
      • Routinely wash your hands
      • Only go out if you feel well
      • Notify your doctor if you feel sick
      • Go out wearing a mask
       
      Elected officials and Business Leaders Usher in Gulfport STRONG Campaign
       
      Tuesday, September 29th at 8:30 a.m.
       
      A Gecko Queen, Mullet King, and Dog Mayor join local dignitaries to launch enhanced safety awareness program.
       
      On Tuesday, September 29, in front of the Gulfport Welcome Center (3101 Beach Blvd. S. #1) at 8:30 a.m., leaders of the Gulfport Merchants Chamber and members of Gulfport’s City Council will join other local dignitaries and a colorful cast of Gulfport characters to usher in Gulfport STRONG, a new safety awareness program committed to keeping residents and visitors safe as Gulfport reopens its doors geared toward a “new normal.” There will be a ribbon cutting ushering in Gulfport STRONG, and Visit Gulfport Florida invites everyone (in masks) to attend.
       
       
      The Tuesday Fresh Market Returns!
      Tuesday, September 29th
      9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
       
      The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market returns, better and safer than ever on Tuesday, September 29. 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/
      First Friday Artwalk
      Friday, October 2nd from 5 – 9 p.m.
      Downtown Waterfront District
       
      We’re proud to welcome back First Friday Art Walk on Friday, October 2, from 5 pm – 9 pm. Our debut themed event is, ‘Metamorphosis: Art for Hope and Healing,’ a timely theme we’re excited to see expressed by some of our area’s most talented artists. We hope you’ll join us.
       
      For more information, please visit http://visitgulfportflorida.com/first-friday-art-walk/
       
       
      Class is Dismissed: Retirement Party
      Saturday, October 3rd
      11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
       
      Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S.
       
      All are welcome to join the City of Gulfport for a retirement party honoring Mrs. Joanne McRoberts. The retirement party will be held outdoors on the back patio. We encourage social distancing and recommend face coverings during your visit.
       
      For more information, please call 727-893-1068
       
       
      Call 727-344-3701 for appointment!
       
      Flu Shot Clinic
      Monday, October 5th
      2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
       
      Catherine Hickman Theater Parking Lot
       
      By getting a flu shot, you help defend yourself from the flu and are less likely to spread the virus to those around you. We’re making it easier for you and your family by dedicating pharmacy staff to a special flu shot clinic.
       
       
       
      CORRECTION: Virtual City Council Meeting
      Tuesday, October 6th at 6 p.m.
       
      Gulfport TV 640 (Spectrum only)
      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.
       
       
      Community Outreach
       
      Public Works Department – Public Announcement
       
      Please be advised, Effective October 1, 2020, the following changes in fees for special trash pick-ups will take place: 
       
      • Single Item (Mattress, piece of furniture, other like items) – $24.00 each
      • Appliances – $48.00 each
      • Vehicle Tires – $24.00 each
      • Car Battery – $12.50 each
      • Propane Tank (20lbs or less & EMPTY) – $24.00
      • TV’s/Computer Components – $35.00
      • Excessive Amounts of Trash & Debris, and/ or Brush – $24.00 and up (based on size, amount and type of equipment used to remove debris)
       
      Excessive accumulation of trash, debris, and/or brush will be picked up by the city, with or without notification by the owner or resident. An additional fee shall be charged according to the type of item, or size of the load, which shall be billed as an additional charge on the utility bill. No trash shall be allowed to accumulate for a period of longer than 72 hours.
       
      Call the Public Works Department at 727-893-1089 for more information,
      or to schedule a special pick-up. 
       
       
      Check out what percentage of households in your state have been counted by census takers, as well as total response rates from across the country.
       
      Take the 2020 Census
       
      Have you taken the 2020 Census yet? Don’t be afraid to be counted! It’s quick, secure and confidential; by law, your answers cannot be used against you in any way.
       
      The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.
       
      Respond today! Deadline extended to October 31.
      Call: 844-330-2020 | Visit: https://my2020census.gov
       
      Let’s Get This Money, Gulfport! #PinellasCensusChallenge
      The Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger is working through an increase in distribution needs with more families accessing food and resources. Volunteers currently are needed to help pack meals on Tuesdays and Saturdays and for deliveries on Mondays and Wednesdays.
       
      Interested in volunteering? Please visit www.networktoendhunger.org/volunteer to complete a volunteer application. If you or anyone you know could benefit from this program, please call Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger at (813) 344-5837 or submit an application at www.NetworktoEndHunger.org/MOW4Kids.
      Pinellas CARES Fund
       
      If you lost your job or your business had to close or stop serving customers due to COVID-19, the Pinellas CARES programs are here to help. Individuals and families can apply for help paying overdue rent, mortgage or utilities while local businesses may be eligible for a one-time grant to keep them afloat in these difficult times.  
       
      Financial Assistance for Individuals and Families
      If you lost a job or significant income due to impacts from the pandemic, you may qualify for financial assistance up to $5,000 per household to pay for rent, mortgage or utility payments.
       
      Text the word COVIDCARES to the phone number 898211 to start the process.
       
      For a detailed list of all program qualifications and step-by-step instructions: https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/pinellascaresindividual
       
      New Pinellas CARES programs expand help for local businesses
      More than 3,200 small business owners have received emergency grants since the initial Pinellas CARES program launched in May, but more help is on the way for a broad range of businesses still struggling from the impacts of COVID-19.
       
      Pinellas CARES is now offering expanded grant funding for Pinellas-based businesses most affected by the pandemic: generally, those that were required to shut down or whose customers were required to shut down or stop doing business.
       
      Businesses that make $3 million or less in gross annual revenue may qualify for up to $10,000 in grant assistance based on a sliding scale.
       
      A detailed list of all program qualifications and a link to the online application can be found at: https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/pinellascaresbusiness
       
       
      To apply, links below:
       
       
      Duke Energy realizes the financial impact of the pandemic is far from over. Credit & debit card fees and walk-in payment fees will be waived through the end of October. Customers still facing financial challenges can request an extended payment arrangement quickly and easily
       
      Residential customers with more complex issues should call 800-700-8744 Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; business customers should call 877-372-8477.
       
      Free Face Masks at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom & 49th Street Neighborhood Center!!!
       
       
      Please Wear a Mask
       
      Don’t have a mask? No problem! Visit the Gulfport Casino Ballroom or the 49th Street Neighborhood Center for a FREE mask.
       
       
      Addresses & Hours of Operation
       
      Gulfport Casino Ballroom (Walk-up site)
      • 5500 Shore Blvd. S.
      • Monday – Friday, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
       
      49th Street Neighborhood Center (Walk-up site)
      • 1617 49th St. S.
      • Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
       
       
      Cloth Face Coverings: Do’s & Don’ts
       
      Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”.
       
      If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face covering.
       
       
      Washing Your Cloth Face Covering
       
      Cloth face coverings should be washed after each use. It is important to always remove face coverings correctly and wash your hands after handling or touching a used face covering. Remember: Cloth face coverings are still required when inside indoor public places in Pinellas County. Learn how to keep your mask clean: https://bit.ly/37Fjpid
       
       
      Gulfport Flood and Hurricane Information
       
      If a disaster were to hit today, would you be ready? Visit www.mygulfport.us/hurricane-center/ for planning tips, evacuation zone information, a list of recommended supplies, and other useful hurricane-related information. Be prepared to stay safe. The Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season ends November 30.
       
       
      2020-2021 School Year Teen Night
       
      For Teen Night Registration Form contact, John Lapham Recreation Coordinator at jlapham@mygulfport.us
      or by calling 727-893-1079
       
      Gulfport Recreation Center
      5730 Shore Blvd. S. Gulfport, FL 33707
       
       
       
      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 Williams Pier Temporarily Closed
       
      In June, the City of Gulfport Williams Pier was temporarily closed for approximately three months for scheduled construction.
       
      If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 727-893-1089.
       
       
      ALERTPinellas
       
      Receive alerts about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our community’s Emergency Alert Program – Alert Pinellas.
      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/
      Household Electronics & Chemical
      Collection Events
       
      The Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center (HEC3) has reopened. For the safety of our customers and staff, the handling of items has changed. Staff and customers shall practice social distancing of 6 feet. Customers are required to unload items from their vehicles. Staff will advise customers to place items on a cart or on the ground (for larger items, like TVs).
       
      For details about accepted items and quantity limits, please visit www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste/mobileoptions.htm
       
      For questions or live chat, please call Pinellas County Department of Solid Waste at (727) 464-7500 or www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste
       
       
      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.
       
       
       
      The City of Gulfport is Proud To Be A Tree City USA Community
       
       
       
      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!
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Latest Beach Water Quality Sampling Data:
       
       
      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
       
      City of Gulfport is proud to announce the launch of the new City of Gulfport app for iOS and Android mobile devices, the newest way to connect with its citizens.
       
      The Official City of Gulfport app offers citizens a simple way to submit requests-like reporting potholes, signs, trash or debris, code violations, and inquiring about an event venue. Users can include an address and description, GPS-specific location, as well as a photo of the issue. Once a request is submitted, you can keep track of pending and completed requests within the “My Requests” section. In addition, the City app has direct links to the online utility bill payment system, the City calendar, frequently asked questions, the city employee directory, the sanitation department, and the electronic newsletter signup.
       
      The City App allows residents to connect more conveniently with City government to report issues and request non-emergency services. Offering more ways for citizens to connect with the City, please email info@mygulfport.us or call 727-893-1118 with questions or technical issues about the smart phone app.
      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.
       
      As of Thursday, August 13, 2020, five months into the coronavirus pandemic, the City of Gulfport Senior Center’s Telephone Reassurance Program has called 1,760 members, with the support of 39 volunteers, providing the opportunity for daily interaction, comforting conversation, and verification of the senior’s well-being.
       
      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.
       
      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

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    • Visit Gulfport FL, 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.

       

      Gecko Queen, Mullet King, & Dog Mayor Celebrate Gulfport’s Reopening

       

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

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    • The Mullet Wrapper from the Gulfport Historical Society, Gulfport, FL


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

      During the pandemic, the Gulfport Historical Society continues its educational activities for the City of Gulfport, home to Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, located on the northern shores of Boca Ciega Bay and easily accessible from the Western Florida ICW, just north of Tampa Bay.


      Volume VII, 2020
      Calling All Superheroes!

      We’re back! COVID-19 may have had us down, but we’re not out. The Gulfport Historical Society is bringing back Porch Parties. The next one kicks off with civic fervor at 7 p.m. on Oct. 9.at the Gulfport History Museum, located at 5301 28th Ave. S. Join us as we celebrate our pride for the Gulfport community and everyday heroes. To take the festivities up a notch, patrons are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero or heroine.

      There will be a special appearance by Captain Vote and Tanya Turnout, local champions who are encouraging 100 percent voter turnout for Gulfport and will be providing details on their voter registration efforts. Another highlight of this event will be snapshots of volunteers who made a difference throughout our city’s history.

      For more information, and to register for this no-cost event, visit the Gulfport Historical Society’s website.

       
       
       
       

      Is There An Artist In The House?

      Gulfport has a story to tell, numerous stories in fact. In 1985, the first edition of the 341-page book, “Our Story of Gulfport, Florida,” came off the press. It’s time to reissue and we’re looking for area artists to submit designs for a new publication cover. While seeking a new design, we’d like one that also pays homage to the former book cover illustration.  For further details, please contact us at info@gulfporthistoricalsociety.org.

      Painters Needed

      We’ve finished the first phase of rejuvenating the Gulfport Art Center. Now that the cleaning is finished, the Gulfport Historical Society is in need of volunteers to help paint the interior. If you can lend a hand, would you please give a shout out by contacting us at info@gulfporthistoricalsociety.org.

      No time for painting?  Not comfortable in public yet? No problem.  We are going to need a lot of KILLZ and paint, so please consider donating. You can email us so that we can coordinate getting your generous donations.
       

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      Gulfport Historical Society

      5301 28th Avenue South

      Gulfport, FL 33707

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    • Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter from the City of Gulfport, Fl, September 21, 2020, 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.

       

      Click here for Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter from the City of Gulfport, Fl, September 21, 2020

       

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    • Fishermen’s Village October Calendar of Events/Entertainment, Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda, FL


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

      There is always plenty to do around Charlotte Harbor, even during the pandemic, so whether you are moored in Punta Gorda’s mooring field or berthed at Fishermen’s Village Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, you will enjoy your visit to beautiful Charlotte Harbor.

      Click here for October Calendar of Events/Entertainment

      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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    • CCCC 2020 August Cruise to Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina, Matanzas Pass, Gulf Coast


      The Cape Coral Cruise Club is a group of dedicated cruisers who always provide unique reports from the marinas they visit. Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina, voted Best Small Marina in 2017, overlooks the westerly banks of the Matanzas Pass channel, west of marker #13. Pink Shell Beach Marina is a favorite of the CCCC, see 2020 Cruise to Pink Shell.

      August 2020 Pink Shell Cruise

      by Commodore Doug Rhees

      After several months of quarantine, and adhering to CDC guidelines, the Cape Coral Cruise Club finally put together a cruise with the help of the excellent marina staff at the Pink Shell Resort on Ft, Myers Beach. Dates selected were August 18th-21st. Social distancing and mask wearing protocols assured all attendees remained healthy.

      Nine boats ranging in size from 27 to 54 feet attended. A few non boating members joined the group and enjoyed the company of members at two evening dinners. Late afternoon docktail gatherings held on the lawn above the docks where adequate space was available for social distancing. Weather cooperated and made early morning beach walking a treat as, at this time of year, there are no crowds. The resort pools were not crowded as well, and every day provided sun time and an afternoon rain shower to cool things down. Several members enjoyed a memorable dinner at Mantanzas on the Bay the last evening.

      The Cape Coral Cruise Club has made adjustments to upcoming Club activities to help assure the safety of members. The Club owns a portion of a spoil Island east of the Franklin lock on the Caloosahatchee River and has decided to hold membership meetings there in conjunction with the Club’s monthly picnics. Cruise locations for the fall have had to be changed due to marinas modifying transient boater rules. However, lots of fun events are in the works for the following cruises: September 17 to 21 at Tween Waters, October 27 to 30 at South Seas Island Resort, and November 17 to 20 at Fisherman’s Village, Punta Gorda.

      The Cape Coral Cruise Club is open to new members who own a boat with overnight accommodations and reside in the Cape Coral / Ft. Myers area. For membership information please contact Terry Carlson at 239-770-6955. Read additional Club information on our website, https://ourgrouponline.org/CapeCoralCruiseClub

      Attached pictures:

      0500 – CCCC member boats at Pink Shell Marina.

      0523 – beautiful sunset at Pink Shell, Ft. Myers Beach

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    • LNM: Shallow Depths Vicinity of Matanzas Pass, Ft. Myers Beach, FL, near GIWW Mile Zero


      As if there isn’t enough shoaling and shallow water in this area – see photo below! The first of the areas listed and pinned on chart is approximately 1.7 NM SE of Marker 1 at Matanzas Pass.

       

      FLORIDA – GIWW – FORT MYERS TO CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND WIGGINS PASS – MATANZAS PASS: Shallow Depths
      During dredging operations on the Matanzas Inlet project in Ft Myers some dredge material was mistakenly misplaced offshore. This has resulted in some areas shallower than normal during low tide. Warning buoys and markers have been placed in the following reported locations:

      26-26.5921N / 81-57.0291W (26°26.5921N / 081°57.0291W, 26.443202 / -81.950485)

      26-26.572N / 81-57.0404W (26°26.5720N / 081°57.0404W, 26.442867 / -81.950673)

      26-26.4988N / 81-56.9867W (26°26.4988N / 081°56.9867W, 26.441647 / -81.949778)

      Chart 11427   LNM 35/20

      Matanzas Pass 2012

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    • City of Gulfport Public Service Announcement on the Importance of Masks, 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 are found on the northern shores of Boca Ciega Bay, easily accessible from the Western Florida ICW, just north of Tampa Bay.

       
       

      City of Gulfport Public Service Announcement on the Importance of Masks
       
      City of Gulfport
      2401 53rd Street South
      Gulfport, FL 33707  
      (727) 893-1000
      For Immediate Release on 7/29/2020 – 10 AM
       
      CITY OF GULFPORT CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE IMPORTANCE OF MASKS
       
      Mayor Henderson and the Gulfport City Council addressed the importance of mask usage during the COVID-19 pandemic (Video link). WE MUST CONTINUE to take personal responsibility to protect ourselves and our loved ones.
       
      The CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
       
      And Remember, 
      • Wash your hands often,
      • Cover your cough or sneeze,
      • Avoid touching your face,
      • Clean and disinfect frequently,
      • Avoid close contact, Stay home if you are sick and,
      • Call your doctor if you develop fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.
       
      We in the City of Gulfport have already distributed 20,000 masks to people in our community and people visiting us. In need of a FREE face mask? Visit one of these City of Gulfport locations.
       
      49th Street Neighborhood Center
      1617 49th St. S., Gulfport
      Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      (727) 893-1000
       
      Gulfport Casino Ballroom
      5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport
      Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
      (727) 893-1000
       
      Both facilities are walk-up sites. Cloth face masks will be available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
       
      “WE wear a mask to protect YOU, Let’s ALL wear a mask to protect each other!” Gulfport City Council. 
       
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      City of Gulfport Public Service Announcement on the Importance of Masks
       
       
       
      For the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) latest updates, please visit, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/.
       
       
      Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

      Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

      Read more
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      The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health will issue updates every day, seven days per week. 
       
      To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage. For information and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please visit the CDC COVID-19 website. For more information about current travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State, please visit the travel advisory website.
       
      Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center is Available 24/7
      Call: 1 (866) 779-6121
      For additional information and helpful links regarding COVID-19, please visit the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 website at FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19.
       
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