Seminole chamber to discuss funding from penny tax

Published February 14, 2007

City Manager Frank Edmunds is scheduled to discuss how the Penny for Pinellas tax will benefit Seminole at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday.

Edmunds will be joined by Mike Meidel of Pinellas County Economic Development, who will provide a countywide overview of chartered improvements funded by the penny sales tax, which goes before voters for an extension on March 13. Chamber members and guests are invited to attend and participate in the discussion. Cost is $12 per person.

When: 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Where: Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. N.

Info: Advance payment and registration are requested. Call the chamber at 392-3245.

2007 senior games begin on March 10

The 2007 Senior Good Life Games will kick off March 10. Participation is open to people age 50 and up. More than 50 events are on the schedule, and Seminole Recreation will host two sports this year: racquetball and archery. For more information, call Seminole Recreation at 391-8345 or go online to www.GoodLifeGames.org.

County official to discuss penny tax

Pinellas County Administrator Steve Spratt will be the guest speaker at the next Unincorporated Seminole Civic Association meeting.

Spratt will discuss the proposed renewal of the Penny for Pinellas sales tax. If voters support the extension March 13, county representatives anticipate $2-billion in revenue, which they say will fund improvements to county roadways and parks, among other projects.

The Unincorporated Seminole Civic Association addresses issues and concerns of property owners in the Greater Seminole area. Its stated boundaries are Ulmerton Road south, Bay Pines/Tyrone Boulevard east to Belcher Road and west to the Intracoastal Waterway. The group's meetings are open to the public; membership is $10 per household per year.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 22.

Where: Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th Street N.

Info: Visit the group's Web site at www.usemca.homestead.com/index.html.

Get moving and join the county's health walk

Taylor Park in Largo will be the setting of a Florida on the Move in Pinellas County health walk on Feb. 24. The fitness event will include live bluegrass music, performers from Disney Entertainment, a bike rodeo and more.

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24.

Where: 1100 Eighth Ave. SW, Largo.

Info: www.pinellaswellness.com

Pow Wow Festival planners hard at work

Seminole's 39th annual Pow Wow Festival and parade is seven weeks away, and planners are working overtime to prepare. The Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N, will be the epicenter of the annual three-day event March 8-10. Activities include a wine and kickoff social, a charity auction, the third annual Seminole Sings contest, hot air balloon rides, pancake breakfast, fireworks display, live music and more. A complete lineup of festival events is online at www.powwowfestival.com.

Stampede needs runners, volunteers

The 2007 Seminole Chamber's Seminole Stampede is set for April 14 at Walsingham Park. The race offers 10K, 5K, and a 1-mile fun run. Chairman "Doc" Kinsey is looking for volunteers, sponsors and participants. All three races will take place on a certified course and is an enjoyable event for professional runners and families alike. Registration fees before March 30 are $20 for the 10K and 5K; and $10 for the 1-mile. To sign up or for more information, contact the Seminole chamber office at 392-3245.

Kids 5-15 can participate in June 24 triathlon

Seminole Recreation is now accepting applications for participants in its third annual "Tri if you Dare" Fit Kids Triathlon. Kids ages 5 to 15 are eligible to participate in the June 24 event. Information: 391-8345.

The Seminole Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to SPTimes listings@yahoo.com or snail-mail it to Lorrie Lykins, Seminole Neighborhood Notebook, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775.