The Gulfport community showed its Pride this month with flags and banners and a memorial to the victims of the massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando…The Modern Man Grooming Salon, offering haircuts for men and boys, gentlemen’s shaves and color services, all with a hipster vibe at 2838 Beach Blvd. S. recently celebrated its six-month anniversary … The Boca Bay Market Place is awaiting final inspections and is set to open the first week of July, according to managing partner Hamid Saidi. Adjacent to the Boca Bay Grille, the Market Place will feature an espresso bar, wine and cheese tastings, specialty take-out items and expand from there. Hours will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. initially … Salty’s celebrated Pride weekend with a Lesbo A Glow-Go Party featuring The Cheaters … Gulfport Merchant’s Association members made the finals in the Best in Biz Tampa Bay LocalShops1.com Community Awards: Red Hot Tiki Spicy Gourmet Market for Best Branding, Gulfport Beach Bazaar owners Mike Fagan and Gini Carroll for Power Couple, Mermaid Bay Mercantile Co. for Best Newcomer, Pia’s Trattoria for Most Iconic Style and both Stella’s and Mangia Gourmet for Most Dog Friendly. Go to LocalShops1.com/Vote to vote for your favorites through July 8 … The Gulfport Public Library’s final program in the Pride Month series was the hit concert “Friends of Dorothy: Music from the Land of Oz” on June 28 to benefit the Gulfport LGBTQ Resource Center … The Gulfport Grind serves freshly brewed iced coffee along with donuts and pastries as a cool alternative during the hotter, muggier weather … Tickets go on sale July 4 for the Gecko Crawl, which kicks of Gecko Season, on August 13. Advance tickets are available at the Gulfport Welcome Center and are limited to the first 250 people…Spinnakers will become Manatees on the Bay, with new owners, and will be one of the locations on the Gecko Crawl … The Historic Peninsula Inn will host Isabelle’s Pajama Party & Sleepover on July 23 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. with appetizers, live music, the Newlywed Game show, a PJ Contest and inn history and tours by the Ghost of Isabelle. Only 100 tickets available for the party plus discounted rooms for Gulfport residents who want to sleep over…Seen on a t-shirt: Equality Needs You.