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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….

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      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

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