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St. Petersburg residents can apply to Police Academy

Published February 28, 2007



The St. Petersburg Police Department and the Florida Regional Community Policing Institute are accepting applications for the 2007 Citizens Police Academy.

The purpose of the academy is to provide citizens with a better understanding of the St. Petersburg Police Department.

Organizers say it is ideal for community leaders and business owners or managers who live or work in St. Petersburg.

The eight-week academy is limited to 30 applicants, who must pass a background check.

When: Classes meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays from April 2 through May 21.

Where: St. Petersburg College Allstate Center, 3200 34th St. S.

Contact: Call 893-7128 or 893-7141.


March 10 retreat to help neighborhoods set goals

The Council of Neighborhood Associations' 2007 Goals Retreat is set for March 10.

Each neighborhood association is asked to send one representative to attend and work with other neighborhoods to identify and prioritize goals for the year.

Attendees should bring a prioritized list of each neighborhood's goals.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 10.

Where: The West Branch Public Library next to St. Petersburg College, 6700 Eighth Ave. N.

Contact: RSVP via e-mail to


Community yard sale to be held this weekend

The Live Oaks neighborhood association will hold its annual community yard sale this weekend.

Map of homes and refreshments will be available at 5100 Burlington Ave. N.

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Live Oaks neighborhood. The neighborhood's boundaries are: Central Avenue to Fifth Avenue N from 49th to 58th Streets N.

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The monthly meeting of the Live Oaks Neighborhood Association will be held Tuesday.

The crime watch group will meet with a police officer at 6:30 p.m.

The general meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with a guest speaker from Hospice of the Florida Suncoast.

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Where: St. Luke's Church, 4444 Fifth Ave. N.


School choice, penny tax are on agenda

The Fossil Park Neighborhood Association will meet next week.

Guest speakers include Elaine Ranieri of Pinellas County Schools to discuss and answer questions about school choice.

John Greene of the city of St Petersburg Capital Improvements Department will speak about the Penny for Pinellas tax. If time permits, the group will discuss projects for 2007.

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Where: Palm Terrace of St Petersburg, 521 69th Ave. N.


Volunteers needed to help with garage sale

The Broadwater Civic Association will hold a general meeting March 15. The neighborhood's annual garage sale is set for March 24. Volunteers are needed to assist in distributing neighborhood maps the day of the garage sale.

When: 7 p.m. March 15.

Where: National Guard Armory, 3601 38th Ave. S.

Information: For garage sale volunteer information, call Joyce at 864-4502. Broadwater Civic Association's Web site is

The St. Petersburg Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to 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.

[Last modified February 27, 2007, 20:47:57]

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