Thrill Hill to show new look to adoring crowds Thursday

Published February 14, 2007

The landmark rise in the road on Third Street S, affectionately known as Thrill Hill, has received a much-needed facelift, thanks to residents of the Old Southeast neighborhood and a Neighborhood Partnership grant.

Artist Kevin Brady researched, designed and created bridge panels that depict the history of the neighborhood. The panels also inspired the theme for the March 24 Old Southeast Home Tour: "Bridging History, Art and Home."

Mayor Rick Baker will preside over the dedication of the renovated Thrill Hill bridge Thursday. The public is welcome to attend.

When: 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Where: Thrill Hill is on Third Street S just south of the Salvador Dali Museum.


Police officers to attend meeting Thursday

The Meadowlawn Neighborhood Association meets on the third Thursday of each month.

The group's February meeting will include a visit from District II police officers.

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Where: Hope Lutheran Church, 1801 62nd Ave. N.


City Council member talk, board election set

The Shore Acres Civic Association will hold its quarterly meeting and elect board members Monday. City Council member Bill Foster will be the guest speaker.

When: Social hour 6:30 p.m.; meeting begins at 7 Monday.

Where: Shore Acres Recreation Center, 4230 Shore Acres Blvd. NE.

Info: www.myshoreacres.com.


Vacation of alleys to be explored Monday

The next meeting of the Jungle Terrace Civic Association is Monday. Guest speakers include Ann Wykell, city art director, and Jeff McCarthy, codes inspector, who will discuss vacating the alleys northeast of Tyrone Boulevard.

When: 7 p.m. Monday.

Where: Walter Fuller Youth Center, 7891 26th Ave. N.


Vote on bowling alley site, learn about history

The Greater Pinellas Point Civic Association will meet Tuesday. Items on the agenda include information on how members may cast votes electronically. Neighborhood historian Gerry Lembke will display photos and memorabilia from the neighborhood's past. Bob Jeffrey will speak about historic Pinellas Point and the city's Historic Preservation Program. The group will vote on the proposed bowling alley site redevelopment plan presented by Robert Strickland of Prudential Realty.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Where: Bay Vista Adult Center, 7000 Fourth St. S.

Info: www.greaterpinellaspoint. com.


Neighborhood watch to hear about homeless

The monthly meeting of the Lakewood Estates Neighborhood Watch will be held Tuesday. City Council member Jamie Bennett will speak to the group about the homeless situation in St. Petersburg.

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Where: St. Petersburg Country Club, 2000 Country Club Way S.


Roberts Center traffic is subject of gathering

The Euclid Heights Neighborhood Association will meet Feb. 27. Mike Frederick, manager of city transportation, will talk about traffic control at the Roberts Center.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 27.

Where: First Alliance Church, 5000 10th St. N.

The St. Petersburg Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to sptimeslistings@yahoo.com or snail-mail it to Lorrie Lykins, P.O. Box 4954, Seminole, FL 33775. Deadline for inclusion Wednesday is 5 p.m. the previous Friday.