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Neighborhood Notebook

Published November 21, 2007



Group will collect items for troops at Christmas social

The Snell Isle Property Owners Association will host its annual Christmas social in lieu of its regularly scheduled monthly meeting in December. Items will be collected for the Help Our Troops program.

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 6.

Where: Snell Isle Women's Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE.


Candlelight home tour will make eight stops

The 10th annual Historic Old Northeast Candlelight Tour of Homes allows visitors a glimpse inside eight decorated homes.

The tour can be taken on foot or in vans. Homes span the neighborhood from Eight Avenue NE to Granada Terrace, and from Coffee Pot Boulevard to First Street N.

Tickets are $15 in advance by mail checks should be made out to HONNA and sent with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to HONNA Home Tour, P.O. Box 76324, St. Petersburg, FL 33734, at several outlets around town or at Westminster Palms Colonnade Guest House (825 Beach Drive NE) and Westminster Presbyterian Church (126 11th Ave. NE).

When: 3 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9.

Info: Visit or contact Julia Brazier at 895-4443 or e-mail

Applications sought for leadership program

The Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) is accepting applications for its annual leadership program. The purpose of the program is to develop individuals interested in community leadership. Tuition is $75; payment is due before Nov. 30. Applications and further information can be obtained via CONA's Web site,, or by contacting Ingrid Comberg, 821-2192, or Mary Darling, 865-1621.


Stroll, chili cook-off are this weekend

Don't miss the Grand Central Stroll, an evening of holiday shopping from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Businesses will be open late the day after Thanksgiving.

Saturday, the Grand Central District will host a chili cook-off from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sample offerings from nearly 30 restaurants, businesses and individuals. There will be live music and crafts.

The event benefits the nonprofit Grand Central District Association (GCDA). Tasting tickets are $10 in advance through district merchants and $12 the day of the event. The Grand Central Business District is First Avenue N to First Avenue S, and 19th to 31st streets N. Visit or call the GCDA at 328-7086.


Mayor to preside over annual tree lighting

Mayor Rick Baker will preside over the annual Holiday Tree Lighting at 7 p.m. Friday at North Straub Park (Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE).

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

[Last modified November 20, 2007, 20:44:15]

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