Sunday, January 21, 2018
Consumer

Reader's Exchange: Quilt patterns, craft items yours for the creating

Calling all crafters! Since time has caught up with Marge of Clearwater and she can no longer sew and craft very easily, she has some items someone else may be able to enjoy. Marge has a Georgia Bonesteel folder of Spinning Spools quilt patterns that have never been used. She also has many quilt pieces already cut out in sizes from 2 inches to 6 inches. Also, there are a lot of odd pieces of broken jewelry and items for craft work. If you are interested in any or all of these items, call Marge at (727) 447-6108.

• • •

Rick of New Port Richey has 10 years of This Old House magazines that he would like to give away. The magazines can be picked up. Call Rick at (727) 844-0932 for more details.

• • •

Outside it feels like summer is officially here, and many people are finding ways to stay cool. Lisa and her children want to cool off with some delicious slushies, but she is missing the power cord to her Margarator machine. Lisa says it is the white unit, made by the Nostalgia company. If you can help Lisa, please email her at [email protected]

• • •

Angie of Tarpon Springs is a fan of Reader's Exchange, and she hopes that some readers can help her sister, Helen, find an item she desperately needs. Helen needs a working sewing machine. She recently bought a lightweight machine that broke in less than a week, and the store wouldn't refund her money. Helen loves to make Greek costumes, so the machine would be put to good use. If you have a dependable sewing machine that you would like to donate to Helen, please call her at (727) 934-4983.

• • •

Joseph of New Port Richey has a sentimental attachment to his Toshiba DVD player. It was given to him by his mother a few years ago for his birthday. Since then, his mother has suffered several strokes, leaving her speechless and partly paralyzed. Now the DVD player won't turn on, and Joseph seems to think that it is a problem with the power switch. Because the cost of repairing it is greater than replacing it, Joseph wonders if someone out there would be willing to take a look at it and try to fix it. Joseph says he's having a hard time parting with anything his mother has given him over the years. If you can help Joseph, please call him at (727) 845-3054.

• • •

Peggy of Clearwater has a disabled brother whose legs have contracted from frequent rehab and hospital stays. His doctor says that a warm pool is the best exercise for him. Peggy has a pool but cannot get him into it without a pool chair lift. She is hoping that someone out there has one they no longer use and would be willing to donate. If you can help, please call Peggy at (727) 420-2950.

Comments
New festival couples fitness with weddings and Tampa Indie Flea gets new digs

New festival couples fitness with weddings and Tampa Indie Flea gets new digs

Perfect Coupling: VKNG Boho Wedding FestivalEveryone wants to look and feel their best on their wedding day, so it's common for those who don't normally work out to join a gym or hire a trainer as soon as the date is set. But finding the right exerci...
Published: 01/18/18
You can buy the balls from Amalie’s Beach Tampa exhibit at auction

You can buy the balls from Amalie’s Beach Tampa exhibit at auction

More than 100,000 people showed up at Amalie Arena in 2016 to frolic in a huge ball pit. It was a sea of 1.2 million white orbs so vast that grown men could belly flop and remain afloat. Almost two years after the Beach Tampa packed up, some 15,000 l...
Published: 01/18/18
Find your end of days outfit this weekend, and more

Find your end of days outfit this weekend, and more

END OF DAYS GLAM: APOCALIPSTICKThe end of the world might seem like unusual theme for a Cocktails and Couture event, but if you consider the epic costumes from the Mad Max movies, it's actually super cool. The fashion event, cleverly named Apocalipst...
Published: 01/11/18
5 things to do under $5: Tampa music history, Suncoast Arts Festival

5 things to do under $5: Tampa music history, Suncoast Arts Festival

1 Suncoast Arts Festival: Acclaimed electric rock string quintet Violectric, above, headlines Saturday (3:40-5:40 p.m.) at this two-day fine arts event featuring more than 130 artisans, live entertainment and a kids art garden at the Shops at Wiregra...
Published: 01/10/18
Updated: 01/17/18
Meet the monster trucks: Free truck displays around Tampa Bay

Meet the monster trucks: Free truck displays around Tampa Bay

Before Monster Jam invades Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, some of the show’s biggest stars will be on display across the Tampa Bay area. You can and take pictures with the 12-foot-tall, 10,000-pound monster trucks at the following free appearance...
Published: 01/10/18
5 things to do under $5: Kite festival, Florida Manatee Festival

5 things to do under $5: Kite festival, Florida Manatee Festival

1 Treasure Island Sport Kite Festival: The annual competition returns to the beach behind the Thunderbird Resort, filling the sky with kites as flyers perform to music at this two-day event. There will be dual-line and multi-line sport kite flying in...
Published: 01/10/18
Disney theme park deal for Florida residents returns, but the price climbs

Disney theme park deal for Florida residents returns, but the price climbs

January once again brings a Florida resident ticket deal from Walt Disney World, though the price continues to climb. Florida residents can get three days at a Walt Disney World theme park for $159 per person, and add a fourth day for $20 more per pe...
Updated one month ago
Plan your weekend: Marvel Universe Live, School of Rock, Epiphany in Tarpon Springs, Tom Petty tribute

Plan your weekend: Marvel Universe Live, School of Rock, Epiphany in Tarpon Springs, Tom Petty tribute

Plan your weekend   Superheroes Marvel Universe Live: Marvel first paired up with the Ringling Bros’ production company Feld Entertainment in 2014 to create its first live action stunt show. The gang’s back together for the second edit...
Updated one month ago
5 under $5: American Stage’s Under 20 Passport begins, Nerf gun wars, meet the ‘ToyMakerz’

5 under $5: American Stage’s Under 20 Passport begins, Nerf gun wars, meet the ‘ToyMakerz’

1 Under 20 Free Passport: American Stage is starting the year off with a deal aimed at creating young theater fans. The Under 20 Free Passport allows people under 20 to get into mainstage productions at no cost. And a new Under 30 Pass offers patrons...
Updated one month ago
Top things to do this week: Marvel Universe Live, comedian Brad Garrett, Epiphany

Top things to do this week: Marvel Universe Live, comedian Brad Garrett, Epiphany

SUPERHEROES: Marvel Universe LiveMarvel fans, assemble! The multibillion-dollar juggernaut paired up with the Ringling Bros. production company Feld Entertainment in 2014 to create its first live action stunt show. The gang’s back together for the se...
Updated one month ago