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Neighborhood notebook

Published May 23, 2007


community group to discuss annexation at Thursday meeting

Annexation will be discussed at Thursday's meeting of the Unincorporated Seminole Community Association. The mission of the group is to provide a forum for residents of unincorporated Seminole to express their concerns and to act as a liaison to county and city government. The approximate boundaries of unincorporated Seminole are Ulmerton Road south, Tyrone and Bay Pines Boulevard east to Belcher Road and west to the Intracoastal Waterway.

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: St. Petersburg College/Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N

Info: Visit the association's Web site at

Patriotic festival has music and classic cars

Celebrate the stars and stripes at Pinellas County's America Rocks event at the War Veterans' Memorial Park. The event offers live rock 'n' roll, a classic car show and a children's splash zone.

When: 2:45 to 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: War Veterans' Memorial Park, 9600 Bay Pines Blvd.

Info: Call 464-3347.

Keep kids busy with summer activities

Looking for summer activities for the kids? Seminole Recreation wants to help keep them busy. Check out their weekly specialty camps that have spots open for kids 7-11. Activities include sports, dancing, art, martial arts and more. Contact Dan at Seminole Recreation, 391-8345, for more information.

Try your hand at tai chi and other new classes

Seminole Recreation is offering new programs beginning in May including tai chi, scrapbooking, beginning ballroom dance, clown school for teens and adults, Pilates and Zumba. Contact the center, 391-8345 for more information.

Loans can help prepare home for hurricane

Pinellas County is offering homeowners assistance with home repairs through its Home Repair Loan Program. The program provides homeowners with zero percent-to-low interest loans up to $45, 000 to help make county residents' homes hurricane-ready for the 2007 season. Improvements can include roof bracing or replacement, impact resistant windows and doors and storm shutters. The home must be the applicant's primary residence and located within Pinellas County, excluding Belleair Shore, Clearwater, Largo and St. Petersburg. To be eligible the value of an individual or family's single-family detached home, townhouse, villa, cooperative or condominium cannot exceed $151, 000.

For more information, contact Pinellas County Community Development, 464-8210 or visit

The Seminole Neighborhood Notebook is compiled by Times correspondent Lorrie Lykins. E-mail news to or mail it 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 preceding Friday.

[Last modified May 22, 2007, 20:21:16]

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