Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Neighborhood notebook

Beaches notebook: Patriot Day tribute to honor those who fell fighting terror


Patriot Day tribute to honor those who fell fighting terror

The city of South Pasadena plans a Patriot Day ceremony the morning of Sept. 11 at the city's Fire Station. The ceremony will honor first responders and veterans and remember all those who have fallen in the war on terrorism. The ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a moment of silence observed at 8:46 a.m.

When: 8:30 a.m. Thursday

Where: South Pasadena Fire Station, 911 Oleander Way S


Check out new voting system for yourself

If you're curious about the new optical scan voting system, the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections has scheduled demonstrations countywide in anticipation of the Nov. 4 general election. In addition to test-driving the new voting procedure, individuals may also register to vote, update personal information including address, name, party or signature, and request mail-in ballots at demonstration sites. Oct. 6 is the deadline to register for the Nov. 4 election. Voters may also register to vote at public libraries or driver license office, or at any county office handling social services or disabilities. For more information, contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at 464-6108 or visit

Scheduled demonstrations on the beaches:

When: 7 to 8 p. m. Tuesday

Where: Boca Ciega High School media center, 924 58th St. S, Gulfport

When: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 22

Where: Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach


Boating club's Island Party rescheduled

The Island Party hosted by the Indian Rocks Beach Boating Club, which was postponed due to the recent tropical storm, has been rescheduled for Saturday. Residents should bring their own drinks, meat for the grill, chairs and a covered dish to share. The club will provide a grill, paper products, charcoal and tables. Please RSVP via e-mail to

When: Starts at 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Meet on the small island at the north end of Indian Rocks Beach, just south of the Belleair Causeway

Info: Visit the neighborhood Web site at

Poker run benefits neighborhood group

The Indian Rocks Beach Neighborhood Association is planning a fundraising Poker Run Sept. 20. The event will take players on a tour of establishments throughout the community with the run concluding with a party at the loading dock of Crabby Bill's. Players will visit participating bars and restaurants and pick up playing cards at each location, then make their best five-card poker hand to present at Crabby Bill's. Players are encouraged to walk or take the trolley. Registration is $5 per person in advance, $10 the day of the event. Proceeds benefit the IRB Neighborhood Association.

When: 3 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20

Where: Cuso's Club & Cantina, 2405 Gulf Blvd.



Openings available in after school program

St. Pete Beach offers weekly after school care for elementary school kids that includes tutoring and sports technique programs at the St. Pete Beach Community Center. The program is available for kids in grades 1-5 and combines tutoring and homework help with gym games, organized sports and socializing. The program runs every school day with tutoring from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and sports technique from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per week with membership card or $50 per week without. Call 363-9245 for information.

Dance classes at the community center

The Cheryl Lee Studio of Dance is now operating out of the St. Pete Beach Community Center, offering 30 different dance classes as well as private lessons weekly. For more information call 345-6800.

Get ready for digital television at the library

If you have questions about the upcoming nationwide transition to digital television (DTV), the St. Pete Beach Public Library and RadioShack are partnering to present a community educational seminar on the topic. The nationwide transition, set for February 2009, will involve switching from the old method of transmitting TV signals — known as analog — to digital television (DTV). It is estimated that nearly 70-million television sets could lose their signals when the transition occurs. RadioShack has partnered with the American Library Association to host community seminars to help prepare for the DTV transition. A representative from Radio Shack will present the seminar and answer questions.

When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 17

Where: St. Pete Beach Public Library, 365 73rd Ave. St. Pete Beach

Info: Contact Maryjane Hyatt via e-mail at or call 363-9238.

Free matinee at the Beach Theatre: 'E.T.'

The historic Beach Theatre's ongoing Saturday morning matinee series welcomes kids of every age. This week's scheduled matinee is E.T: The Extra Terrestrial (1982). Admission is free; the screening is sponsored by Haslam's Book Store.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Where: the Beach Theatre, 315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach

Info: Call 360-6697 or visit

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

Beaches notebook: Patriot Day tribute to honor those who fell fighting terror 09/09/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 4:15pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Trigaux: How Moffitt Cancer's M2Gen startup won $75 million from Hearst


    TAMPA — A Moffitt Cancer Center spin-off that's building a massive genetic data base of individual patient cancer information just caught the attention of a deep-pocketed health care investor.

    Richard P. Malloch is the president of Hearst Business Media, which is announcing a $75 million investment in M2Gen, the for-profit cancer informatics unit spun off by Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center. Malloch's job is to find innovative investments for the Hearst family fortune. A substantial amount has been invested in health care, financial and the transportation and logistics industries.
  2. A boat lays on its side off the shore of Sainte-Anne on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, early Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, after the passing of Hurricane Maria. [Dominique Chomereau-Lamotte | Associated Press]
  3. 7.1 magnitude quake kills at least 149, collapses buildings in Mexico


    MEXICO CITY — A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 149 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped.

    A woman is lifted on a stretcher from of a building that collapsed during an earthquake in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. [Rebecca Blackwell | Associated Press]
  4. FHP seeks semitrailer truck driver that left fiery wreck on I-75


    TAMPA — The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for the driver of a semitrailer truck that sped off from an Interstate 75 crash that left another car burning on Tuesday afternoon.

    Troopers were looking for the driver of a semitrailer truck that sped off from an accident scene on Interstate 75 in Tampa on Tuesday afternoon that caused a car to catch fire. [Courtesy of Florida Highway Patrol]
  5. Joe Maddon gets warm reception in return to the Trop

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The night was arranged to honor former Rays manager Joe Maddon in his first visit back to the Trop, and the standing ovation from the bipartisan crowd and scoreboard video tribute seemed proper acknowledgments of his hefty role in the Rays' success during his nine-year stint.

    Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon (70) talks with reporters during a press conference before the start of the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.