West Lealman residents can help shape futureBy ANDREW MEACHAM
© St. Petersburg Times
published December 8, 2002
The county wants input from West Lealman residents to help chart the future of that unincorporated area. County Administrator Steve Spratt will solicit comments Wednesday from residents between 58th and Park streets in the West Lealman area. Topics include community boundaries and the possibility of annexation or expansion.
All seasonal and permanent residents, as well as business owners, are encouraged to attend the meeting, from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Dixie Hollins High School cafeteria, 4940 62nd St. N.
The Pinellas County Planning Department also can be reached by mail at 600 Cleveland St., Suite 750, Clearwater, FL 33755, or by calling 464-8200.
Antiques merchants will be offering discounts of 20 to 50 percent at an event they have sponsored from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday for the Grand Central Business District. Vendors representing more than 135 dealers will line Central Avenue's sidewalks between 25th and 27th streets. Anthony Barcello, Dawnmarie and DanceTime Productions will supply the entertainment.
Event sponsors say the Grand Central District Christmas Extravaganza will be a good place to shop for Victorian furniture, silver and chinaware, mid-20th-century modern furnishings, and Tiffany lamp reproductions. Art, retail, and specialty store dealers also will participate.
Some Historic Old Northeast residents will take holiday decorating the extra mile Dec. 15 in the neighborhood's annual Candlelight Tour of Homes. From 3 to 9 p.m., owners will open nine homes representing diverse architectural styles and decor. Refreshments will be served at three additional locations, including two bed-and-breakfast sites.
The tour promises examples of the latest in home restorations from bungalows to large homes, said Historic Old Northeast president Chris Eaton.
"It kind of highlights some of the unique homes in the Historic Old Northeast area, and the restorations people have done to bring them back to what they once were," Eaton said. "And this is the only time during the year you can do that."
Advance tickets are available for $12 at A Green & Yellow Basket, 205 First St. NE; Dylons, 136 Fifth Ave. N; GMAC Real Estate, 2331 Fourth St. N; Brooks ERA Real Estate, 5901 Sun Blvd. S; and Steve's Haircuts, 3906 S MacDill, Tampa.
Tickets also can be purchased for $15, starting at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 126 11th Ave. NE; or Colonnade Guest House, 825 Beach Drive NE. For more information, call 820-9712.
The St. Petersburg Youth Council invites the public to "A Holiday Celebration," of music and other talent, 7 p.m. Thursday at the St. Petersburg Little Theater, 4025 31st St. S. Admission is free.
BARTLETT PARK: 6 p.m. Thursday. Frank Pierce Recreation Center, 2000 Seventh St. S. Open forum.
CAMPBELL PARK: 7 p.m. Wednesday. Campbell Park Recreation Center, 601 14th St. S. Annual holiday fellowship meeting.
CHILDS PARK: 7 p.m. Monday. Childs Park Recreation Center, 4301 13th Ave. S. Presidential report, preparing a slate of officers for next year.
DISSTON HEIGHTS: 7 p.m. Tuesday. Gladden Park Recreation Center, 3901 30th Ave. N. Short meeting, social afterward. Bring dessert, also a gift for CASA women's shelter.
EAGLE CREST: 7 p.m. Wednesday. St. Petersburg Catholic High School cafeteria, 6333 Ninth Ave. N. Holiday party, Happenstance barbershop quartet.
HARBORDALE: 6 p.m. Monday. Trinity United Methodist Church, 2401 Fifth St. S. Holiday party, officer elections.
HIGHLAND OAKS: 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Sanderlin Family Services Center, 2335 22nd Ave. S. Open forum.
MEL-TAN HEIGHTS: 6 p.m. Tuesday. Bristle Temple Church, 2901 18th Ave. S.
NORTH KENWOOD: 7:30 p.m. Monday. Edward White Hospital auditorium, 2299 Ninth Ave. N. Christmas dinner, bring a dish. Officer elections, prize drawings.
OLD SOUTHEAST: 6 p.m. Thursday. Bayboro House, 1719 Beach Drive SE. Christmas party.
THIRTEENTH STREET HEIGHTS: 3 p.m. Saturday. Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S. Christmas dinner.
WESTMINSTER HEIGHTS: 10 a.m. Saturday. Agape House, 4824 Second Ave. S. Christmas party.
WILDWOOD HEIGHTS: 10 a.m. Saturday. Wildwood Recreation Center, 1000 28th St. S. Forming a traffic committee; Crime Watch; officer elections; future meeting dates and times.
FOURTH STREET BUSINESS: 6 p.m. Wednesday. Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N. Holiday celebration.
MLK BUSINESS DISTRICT: 1 p.m. Wednesday. Chatterbox Restaurant, 56 Dr. M.L. King St. N.
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