Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Neighborhood Notebook

Spring Community Festival will fill Saturday with fun


Spring Community Festival will fill Saturday with fun

St. Pete Beach's annual springtime community festival is this weekend. The daylong event will feature a kids fishing tournament, skate competition, live music, bounce houses for the kids, an art fair, restaurant vendors, a pottery station, games, prizes and more. Festivities will be capped off with a free concert by the De Lei'ed Parrots at 6:30 p.m.

When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive

Astaire film is free flick at the Beach Theatre

The historic Beach Theatre's ongoing Saturday morning matinee series welcomes kids of every age. This week's film will be Royal Wedding, starring Fred Astaire. Admission is free.

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

Info: Call 360-6697 or visit

Summer camp program begins enrollment

Enrollment starts Saturday for the St. Pete Beach summer program for kids, which will run from June 9 to Aug. 8.

The program includes picnic lunches, swimming, fishing, gym games and field trips. Parents may register kids by the week or for the full nine weeks.

Enrollment will open Saturday during the Spring Community Festival at the Community Center complex, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. For information on summer programs, contact the recreation office at 363-9245.


Residents can apply
for annual scholarship

Residents of South Pasadena — graduating high school seniors as well as adults — are eligible to apply for the city's annual scholarship award. Applicants must have been residents of South Pasadena for two years and been accepted to an accredited college, university, or trade or technical school. Applications are available at City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S in South Pasadena and online at For information, contact the city clerk's office at 347-4171. The deadline for applications is May 30.


Members of Beach Art Center to meet May 1

The Beach Art Center will host the annual membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 1. The agenda includes board nominations and general business. Contact the Beach Art Center at 596-4331 for information.

Head to the beach for party Saturday night

The Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association, the Rotary Club of IRB and the city will host a community beach party Saturday at the Indian Rocks Beach county park.

Food and drinks will be available from Mugs 'N Jugs and Crabby Bill's, and entertainment and music will be provided by a DJ. All residents of Indian Rocks Beach are welcome to attend.

When: 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday

Where: Indian Rocks Beach County Park, 1700 Gulf Blvd.


Here's another chance
to get festive Saturday

Gulfport will host the Springfest Street Festival from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday on Beach Boulevard in the community's downtown district.

Vendors offering arts and crafts and area restaurants will line the streets. Call 344-3711 or visit the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce Web site,, for more information.


Seniors invited to share ice cream, conversation

The town of Redington Shores will celebrate Older Americans Month with an ice cream social from 3 to 5 p.m. May 3 at Del Bello Park. Residents 60 and older are invited to bring a lawn chair and join town officials for a treat.

The Beaches 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. Deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday Neighborhood Times is
5 p.m. the previous Friday.

Spring Community Festival will fill Saturday with fun 04/22/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:41am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Accused cardinal denies Australia sex abuse allegations, takes leave of absence


    ROME — One of the most senior Vatican officials to be charged with sexual offenses denied on Thursday the allegations levied against him by Australian police, saying he would take a leave of absence as one of Pope Francis' chief advisers to defend himself.

    Cardinal George Pell meets the media at the Vatican on Thursday. The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney says Pell will return to Australia to fight sexual assault charges as soon as possible. [Associated Press]
  2. Tie vote blocks grant money for husband of Dade City mayor

    Local Government

    DADE CITY — Taking another shot at obtaining a Community Redevelopment Agency grant to improve his downtown building, the husband of Dade City Mayor Camille Hernandez was denied this week by a deadlocked board.

    Mayor Camille Hernandez recused herself but was asked to stay in the room.
  3. Lightning planning $6 million upgrade to practice facility


    Lightning owner Jeff Vinik will invest $6 million in upgrading the team's practice facility, the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon.

    The plan will create a brand new locker room and training facilities for the team, an 18,000 square foot addition.
  4. Deputies responding to car crash in Riverview find shooting victim inside


    RIVERVIEW — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating after deputies responding to a single-car crash late Wednesday discovered someone in the car had been shot, authorities said.

  5. Commentary: Ten years later, the iPhone owns us


    Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone in January, 2007, before an adoring congregation, in his signature "Sermon on the Mount" style. On June 29, it became available to the public. Ten years later, the phone has spread like Christianity. The device represents "the pinnacle product of all capitalism," as Brian Merchant …

    Apple is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the iPhone's release on June 29, 2007. [Associated Press]