About eight years ago, Daniel Hodge moved from San Francisco to Gulfport to be closer to his mother in St. Petersburg. And it's a move he's glad he made. "Gulfport has proven to be the best home I could hope for. It has a progressive, artistic-funky, good-natured spirit that inspires me. The people here are friendly and fantastic," he said. Hodge, 53, was born and raised in Louisville. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in library science, both from the University of Kentucky. He worked as a librarian for much of his career and now spends his time DJing — every Thursday at the Peninsula Inn on Beach Boulevard — as well as doing some creative writing, news release writing and promotions. And, of course, coordinating the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market. We recently caught up with him to ask him some questions about the market that is so near and dear to him.
Patti Ewald, Times staff writer