Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Consumer

Reader's Exchange: Single dad seeks tandem bicycle

Charlotte of Largo wrote in this week on behalf of a man she knows from church. Greg is a single dad who has recently joined the church and already is becoming very involved in forming activities for the children there. Charlotte says that Greg should be awarded Father of the Year because of his dedication to his son. Greg doesn't have a car, and he gets to church by bicycle. However, his young son doesn't yet know how to ride a bike. Greg is looking for a tandem bicycle so he and his son can get to church and other places. If you can help Greg, please call Charlotte at (727) 593-5349.

• • •

Claire of Seminole loves to do jigsaw puzzles, but she only does each of them once. Therefore, she has 30 puzzles that she would like to exchange for different puzzles. She says they are all 500 or 550 pieces and are of an assortment of categories, including photos, cartoon capers, Wooster Scott, holiday, heartland animals, etc. She hopes to receive similar puzzles. If you would like to exchange with Claire, please call her at (727) 393-8882.

• • •

Calling all stamp collectors. Ruth of Seminole has old stamps, some first-day editions, that she would like to pass along to a collector. She says that some are in a notebook, while others are on envelopes that have been postmarked. If you are interested, please call Ruth at (727) 588-2416.

• • •

Can anyone help Sandy of Seminole to surprise her friend from church? Her friend is always making different jams and jellies, which she and her husband then sell and donate the money to the needy. Sandy is hoping to find canning jars to help her in this endeavor. If you have canning jars to donate, Sandy will be happy to pick them up. She can be reached at (727) 524-4565.

• • •

Jeanne of New Port Richey is looking for something specific for her great-granddaughter, who is 5 years old and will be visiting her in June. She is after two blocks for the Disney Princess Castle "Talking Magic Kingdom." One block will have the number 6 and letters, the other a number 4 and letters. The letters will be B, D, N, V, X and Y. If you can help Jeanne, please call her at (727) 372-6741.

• • •

Technology upgrade alert: Gigi of Clearwater recently got a new laptop, so now her Dell modem is up for grabs. Gigi is also hoping to find a rotary cutter and cutting board for quilting. Gigi can be reached at (727) 723-1432.

Thank you

Several weeks ago, faithful REXer Lucie Somers asked for birthday cards, as she doesn't receive many anymore. The response was amazing; she received more than 600 cards! Lucie would like to thank everyone for making her 72nd birthday so special.

Comments
Spring break, hurricane relief boosted Tampa Bay hotels in March

Spring break, hurricane relief boosted Tampa Bay hotels in March

The Tampa Bay area’s hotel occupancy rate rose to 87.5 percent in March, the highest level in three years. The rise was fueled by spring break vacationers as well as insurance adjusters and hurricane cleanup crews flooding the state to restore it aft...
Published: 04/20/18
Go retro this week at Artpool’s Gatsby Gala and the Antiquarian Book Fair

Go retro this week at Artpool’s Gatsby Gala and the Antiquarian Book Fair

RIP-ROARING: ARTPOOL'S GATSBY GALAArtpool gallery has been showcasing local art and funky fashion in St. Pete for 10 years now, and to celebrate, they're having a 1920s-themed Gatsby Gala on Saturday. So break out the fringe and feathers and practice...
Published: 04/19/18
We critique the best and worst brands of sparkling water

We critique the best and worst brands of sparkling water

Sparkling water, much like when you shake it before opening, has exploded in the United States the past few years. The fervor for fizzy water has soft echoes of the meteoric rise of bottled water during the early 2000s, just with more pastels perfect...
Published: 04/18/18
Updated: 04/20/18
5 things to do under $5: Taste of Science talks, free ‘Field of Dreams’ screening

5 things to do under $5: Taste of Science talks, free ‘Field of Dreams’ screening

1 Field of Dreams: Kick off baseball season with Tampa Bay Rays mascots and a movie that makes every baseball fan cry. Raymond and DJ Kitty will be at Tampa Theatre for photos and you can join in a Take Me Out to the Ballpark sing-along on the Mighty...
Published: 04/18/18
How much water do I need? Plus, other H20 facts

How much water do I need? Plus, other H20 facts

Okay, really, how much water do we need? The Mayo Clinic says there’s no one-size-fits-all answer for this because of differences in exercise, environment, overall health and factors like pregnancy or breast-feeding. The National Academies of Science...
Published: 04/18/18
Meet an artist while you shop Dunedin, a new makers market and USF’s plant festival

Meet an artist while you shop Dunedin, a new makers market and USF’s plant festival

Shop and Stroll: Dunedin's Second FridayTo call downtown Dunedin charming is an understatement. The shops and galleries offer such a wide range of unique items, it's great that they have a monthly event where they stay open later and have special hap...
Published: 04/12/18
5 things to do under $5: Showcase of community bands, Beer and Burger Throwdown, Eco Fest, Friday Concerts in the Park

5 things to do under $5: Showcase of community bands, Beer and Burger Throwdown, Eco Fest, Friday Concerts in the Park

1 Beer and Burger Throwdown: This dog-friendly festival in Safety Harbor on Saturday with free local craft brew samplings will have 40 burger options from local restaurants and food trucks. Includes live entertainment and music, a dog park, pet suppl...
Published: 04/12/18
Disco Dolls Studio debuts a fresh collection, Belle of the Ball gives prom dresses

Disco Dolls Studio debuts a fresh collection, Belle of the Ball gives prom dresses

FRESH COLLECTION: GARDEN OF HESPERIDESThe creative women of Tampa's Disco Dolls Studio have been busy designing a new clothing collection, which they'll launch Friday with their Garden of Hesperides interactive fashion installation. Brief Greek mytho...
Updated one month ago
5 things to do under $5: Unhappy Hour, Springfest, Sunlit Festival

5 things to do under $5: Unhappy Hour, Springfest, Sunlit Festival

1 Springfest Garden Art and Faerie Festival: Gulfport’s Clymer Park transforms adorably this weekend into a mystical "enchanted village," inhabited by roaming costumed faeries, sprites, gnomes, ogres and trolls, gypsies, wizards, minstrels and other ...
Updated one month ago
Universal offers buy one, get one free deal on Halloween Horror Nights

Universal offers buy one, get one free deal on Halloween Horror Nights

Universal has gotten an extra early jump on Halloween season, announcing the dates for 2018’s Halloween Horror Nights as well as a limited-time ticket deal of $77.99 that gets you into the scare zones on a second night for free. The theme park will o...
Updated one month ago