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Neighborhood Notebook

Published May 16, 2007




The St. Pete Beach Police Department and St. Pete Beach Fire Rescue will belly up to the griddle this weekend for the first "Big Eaters" pancake-eating challenge. The main event starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday as the cops and firefighters bring out their biggest eaters to compete in a timed, officiated pancake-eating contest. In addition to bragging rights, the victors will receive a "Public Safety Big Eaters" trophy to take home to their respective firehouse or police station.

The contest is part of the Kiwanis Club of the Gulf Beaches' annual fundraising pancake breakfast. Civilians can partake in the pancake feast for $6.

When: 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday

Where: St. John's Catholic Church, 445 82nd Ave., St. Pete Beach

Enjoy a concert on the beach Friday

The St. Pete Beach Annual Spring Concert on Upham Beach is set for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 363-2146.


Almost time for Third Saturday Art Walk

Gulfport's Third Saturday Art Walk will be held Saturday evening. Come stroll Gulfport's colorful Beach Boulevard and check out the community's art galleries, shops and restaurants.

When: 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday

Where: Beach Boulevard, Gulfport

Info: Call 322-5217


Homeowners, learn how to save on insurance

Redington Beach will hold a special meeting for resident homeowners about potential savings on wind insurance. A volunteer panel of insurance executives made up of Redington Beach residents will present mitigation options that could result in credits against wind insurance premiums, lowering premium payments for homeowners.

The panel will include representatives of BB&T Iler Wall & Shonter Insurance of St. Petersburg and Barry Scarr Insurance Agency of Seminole. A representative of Skyetec Inspection Co. will also participate, discussing mitigation certification, which involves a home inspection.

Redington Beach homeowners are encouraged to attend the meeting and to bring their Citizens wind insurance policy for individual review by the insurance executives.

When: 9 to 11 a.m. June 2

Where: Redington Beach Town Hall, 105 164th Ave. E.

Info: For further information, contact the Redington Beach Town Hall at 391-3875 or e-mail: townclerk@town.redington


Young anglers, here's a reel chance to compete

The Young Anglers Inshore Fishing Tournament will be held May 26 in Madeira Beach.

For information, call Hubbard's Marina at 394-0756.


YMCA offers morning activities for kids 1-5

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

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

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

Info: Call the Y at 595-5610 for information.

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

[Last modified May 15, 2007, 23:49:04]

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