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City Times: Published Fridays by the St. Petersburg Times
November 29, 2002

Jolly good bellows
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
Sure, you can have your cushy seat and commercial ads at the megaplex. But you won't experience pipes and personality from an old movie star.
Grand Central
The joy of doing nothing
I have actually taken real vacations.

Ybor's cottage industry
Modest homes have become indigenous inns, and overnight revelers and romantics are booking them.

Amy Scherzer's Diary
Yule party starts stroll
STROLLING WITH SOCIETY: With a champagne toast, chairwoman Raphael Clarke thanked sponsors of the H.B. Plant Museum Society's annual Holiday Cocktail Buffet on Nov. 22. Then the doors opened for 300 guests to join the festive crowd.

City People
Joyce Balsley
Serving up love
After 27 years and hip surgery, Meals on Wheels volunteer Joyce Balsley shows no signs of calling it quits.

Margaret Donaghay
Founder of UT nursing program dies
Not only did she help start the program, but she served as its first director, all after retiring to Florida.

What's In A Name?
Guy N. Vargaer
Verger shaped Port of Tampa
As port director, Guy Verger was in charge of deepening the harbor and modernizing the docks.

RSVP Tampa
Goings On
Ho, ho ho -- but no snow
Looking for something to do? Here's a super calendar, ranging from tree lightings to Santa's elves.

Neighborhood Report
News from around the block
Crafty entrepreneurs
For two self-taught jewelrymakers, creating a piece by hand puts a twinkle in their eye.

Bumps in road now flat -- and popular
Drivers appear to be avoiding streets with speed tables, which are longer and flatter on top than speed bumps.

Putting minds and bodies to the test
STARS caters to intense athletes as well as recreational ones, blending movement with discipline.

New traffic light pops up at busy road crossing
The four-way stop at Interbay Boulevard and Manhattan Avenue houses the area's first traffic signal.

Neighborhood notebook
Long-term stay hotel headed to hearings

Everybody's Business
Builders break ground for townhomes
The townhomes are just the first phase of the redevelopment project in Hyde Park North.

Trimming the tree, professionally
In some homes, decorating for the holiday season is a jobs for the pros, and this year, they are booked.

Restrain festive lights
SLACKERS, BEWARE: Those of us who left holiday lights up all year should think long and hard before buying a house in a deed-restricted community.

Real estate agent takes workstation on the road
Bruce Jenkins' Jeep Cherokee contains all the gadgets needed to turn a his vehicle into a convenient office.
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