Friday, June 22, 2018
Consumer

Reader's Exchange: She'd like to hit the water with her daughter, but needs a pedal boat

It's hard to believe, but summer is almost here, and many people are busy planning their activities. That is the case for Lisa of Hudson. Her 8-year-old daughter, Cammy, will be on school break soon, and they would like to find a pedal boat to while away the summer hours. Lisa says the pedaling would be great exercise for both of them. She hopes someone out there has outgrown their pedal boat and would be willing to donate it to them. Lisa has a van, so she is happy to arrange for pickup anywhere in the bay area. She can be reached at (727) 364-6881.

• • •

Leslie of Holiday is looking for a whiskey barrel breakfast set, preferably with honey-colored barrels. If you can help her find one, or have one you don't want, please call her at (727) 415-3318.

• • •

It is so frustrating when you have an appliance you'd really like to use but can't because it won't work. Jean of St. Petersburg has a Jack LaLanne Power Juicer that has locked up on her and won't work. Jean is hoping to find someone who could take a look at the juicer and hopefully fix it for her. If you can help Jean, please call her at (727) 343-7877.

• • •

Calling all needle artists! Judy of Crystal Beach has many items pertaining to cross stitch and sewing that she would like to give to a good home. She has cross stitch fabric, several pattern leaflets, embroidery floss in many colors, needles and hoops. She also has candlecloth fabric, candlewick yarn and candlewick needles, plus a pattern book. Finally, she also has bias tape and seam binding in multiple colors. If you would like any or all of these items, please call Judy at (727) 787-1044.

• • •

Speaking of cross stitch, Maria is looking for cross stitch charts or books, and prefers designs of baby things, kitchen themes, animals, birds or anything simple for her cross stitch learning of machine embroidery. If you have any of these to donate to Maria, please email her at [email protected]

• • •

All aboard! Richard of Tampa has four years of Railroad and Model Railroader magazines that he would like to give away. The magazines can be picked up or you can arrange to meet Richard by calling him at (813) 785-2210.

Thank you

In February, Sara Henkel requested seashells for her shellcraft club. The club meets at the Clearwater Beach Library. Sara wrote in to say that she got calls from all over the county for many seashell donations! She says her group would like to thank everyone who donated, and that the donations will greatly aid the nonprofit Friends of the Clearwater Beach Library and Recreation Center. Their "shells" go out to you and their hats are off to you!

Comments
Shop with Pride this weekend

Shop with Pride this weekend

WEAR THE RAINBOW: SHOP WITH PRIDEHaven't got a stitch to wear to St. Pete Pride this weekend? Local artist and designer Chad Mize has you covered, literally. Each year, he makes new T-shirt designs for Pride, and he's back at it again with four new o...
Published: 06/21/18
Plan your weekend: St. Pete Pride, Hall and Oates, Pixies, Logic, comics Jay Pharoah and Bobby Bones

Plan your weekend: St. Pete Pride, Hall and Oates, Pixies, Logic, comics Jay Pharoah and Bobby Bones

Rainbow connection Pride weekend: One of the largest Pride celebration in the Southeast happens this weekend in St. Petersburg, bringing a rainbow of activities. Things set off on Friday with the free SP2 Concert at North Straub Park, hosted by Coc...
Published: 06/20/18
Updated: 06/21/18
5 things to do under $5: USF Summer Plant Festival, Bridal Show, free show by AnastasiaMax

5 things to do under $5: USF Summer Plant Festival, Bridal Show, free show by AnastasiaMax

1 Summer Plant Festival: If you think you canít get anything to thrive in Floridaís brutal summers, check out the vendors with fruit trees and advice on how to grow them, along with hundreds of blooming butterfly plants, herbs and tropical and exotic...
Published: 06/20/18
Fatherís Day events for every Dad

Fatherís Day events for every Dad

FATHER'S DAY: TAKE DAD OUTSo maybe shopping isn't high on the list of things you'd think to do with Dad for Father's Day, but I'm not suggesting dragging him around the mall. There are quite a few cool events this weekend that Dad can enjoy, and you ...
Published: 06/14/18
Things to do this weekend: Fatherís Day, Maroon 5, The Illusionists, Mr. Rogers film, fireworks at Busch Gardens

Things to do this weekend: Fatherís Day, Maroon 5, The Illusionists, Mr. Rogers film, fireworks at Busch Gardens

HolidayFatherís Day: Sunday brings us a day to honor the guy who cheered us on, called us down and blamed us for his bald spot. Itís Fatherís Day! A number of local attractions are offering free admission for dads if at least one ungrateful progeny t...
Published: 06/14/18
5 things to do under $5: Dive-In Movies, Studio@620 birthday party, 71-cent burgers at Hard Rock

5 things to do under $5: Dive-In Movies, [email protected] birthday party, 71-cent burgers at Hard Rock

1Happy Birthday [email protected]: The community artists’ collective is celebrating its 14th birthday Saturday, with a free party at the perfectly timed 6:20 p.m. The little studio in downtown St. Petersburg puts on an array of art shows, concerts and...
Published: 06/13/18
Busch Gardens brings back fireworks, free Adventure Island pass with Fun Card

Busch Gardens brings back fireworks, free Adventure Island pass with Fun Card

Back "by popular demand" Busch Gardens has announced the Tampa theme park will once again have a fireworks on weekends this summer, and the park also brought back its deal that gets you a free pass to Adventure Island water park with the purchase of ...
Published: 06/12/18
Hereís what the

Hereís what the "b" stands for in IHObís new (and temporary) name

Thatís it, International House of Pancakes? Thatís the best you can do? You announce last week that you are mysteriously changing your name from IHOP to IHOb, and every pancake eater in the land gets busy. Sample coy tweet: "Dear Internet, we abbreci...
Published: 06/11/18
Updated: 06/12/18
Fila collaborates with Burn Rubber sneaker boutique and shop Safety Harbor this weekend

Fila collaborates with Burn Rubber sneaker boutique and shop Safety Harbor this weekend

YBOR'S GOT SOLE: BURN RUBBER X FILABurn Rubber is a sneaker boutique in Ybor City that opened last October. The shop is the second location for the decade-old Detroit-based brand. Tampa resident Omar Ghanem, originally from Detroit, had been a suppor...
Updated one month ago
5 things to do under $5: Free golfing for kids, $5 admission at Imagine Museum

5 things to do under $5: Free golfing for kids, $5 admission at Imagine Museum

1 $5 Thursdays: The new Imagine Museum is offering $5 admission on Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. through June 28. The museum is dedicated to glass art, especially studio glass, a fairly recent movement in the scope of glass art, with pieces that take a pag...
Updated one month ago