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Neighborhood notebook

Published May 9, 2007




In honor of St. Pete Beach's 50th anniversary, the current and former mayors of the city will lead walkers on a brisk Saturday morning walk in the sand.

Mayor Ward Friszolowski and former Mayors Kevan Finch, Robert Douglass, Terry Gannon and George Manthos will share stories about the history of the beach community. Walkers need a reservation.

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.

Where: Starts at the Honor Walk at Upham Beach, 6700 Beach Plaza turn around at the Tradewinds Resort and ends at the Sunset Grill, 1000 Gulf Way.

Call: 363-2144 to register.


Young anglers must hurry to reel in a spot

Thursday is the deadline to sign up for the second annual Children's Fish-A-Thon, which will be held Saturday at the Merry Pier. The event is free, but participants must bring their own bait and tackle.

When: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Where: Merry Pier, 801 Pass-a-Grille Way.

Call: Mary-Jo Golliner of the St. Pete Beach Recreation Department at 363-2146 or 363-9245 or Merry Pier at 360-1400.


Technology your thing? Join group of advisers

Redington Beach is seeking technology-savvy residents to help form a Technology Advisory Group. The group advises the mayor and town commissioners about technology policies, purchases and operating issues. Redington residents with technical knowledge of computer hardware, software, data networking, and Web design and management are especially sought.

Contact: Paul Warren at 394-8976 or e-mail


Weekly art camps offer creative outlet for kids

The Beach Art Center will offer art camps from May 21 through July 27 for kids ages 7 through 12. The camp will be composed of one-week sessions. Projects will include Colonial weather vanes, self-portraits, wild wind kites and polymer clay funky bottles. The fee is $95 per child per week.

When: 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

Where: The Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., next to City Hall.

Call: 596-4331 to register and get further information.


YMCA invites children to day of play May 29

The YMCA of the Beaches' Kiddie Club is offering an open play and painting activity for kids ages 1 to 5.

When: 10:30 a.m. to noon May 29.

Where: YMCA of the Beaches, 1615 First St. (Calvary Episcopal Church).

Call: YMCA of the Beaches at 595-5610 for information.

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

[Last modified May 8, 2007, 20:43:22]

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