Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Neighborhood Notebook

St. Petersburg briefs: Relay for Life ceremony at SPC


Memorial service

is start of Relay

for life campaign

The Pasadena Vista Neighborhood Association invites residents to join St. Petersburg College students, staff and faculty on Friday for the opening ceremonies of Relay For Life. The evening will include a luminaria memorial ceremony at 9:30 accompanied by the Bethel University Choir from St. Paul, Minn.

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Where: St. Petersburg College, Gibbs Campus Field, corner of 70th Street N and Burlington Avenue.


Make used items you new ones at garage sale

The Historic Uptown Neighborhood will have its annual neighborhood-wide garage sale Saturday. Follow the signs for free parking. Neighborhood residents who want to participate can get information on the Web site

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Corner of Fourth Street N and Ninth Avenue (across from Starbucks and CVS)


Yard sale has barbecue, fire truck, good times

The Bayou Highlands Neighborhood Association's annual yard sale and community fun day is Saturday. Included are a moonwalk, games for kids and entertainment. A fire truck will be exhibited and concessions will include cotton candy, hot dogs, and barbecue. The yard sale will also feature a car wash and bike raffle.

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: In the park, corner of Lake Maggiore Boulevard S and Sixth Street

St. Petersburg

Race and health care

is topic of discussion

There will be a conference on social justice for Tampa Bay area leaders today at Studio@620 beginning at 6 p.m. with a reception and continuing at 7 with remarks and discussion. The topic is "Is there a doctor in the 'hood — race and health care.'' Free. Call 895-6620

When: 6 p.m. today

Where: 620 First Ave. S


Roll up your sleeves and help with front entrance

The Tropical Shores neighborhood will have a work day Saturday to help install and maintain front-entrance landscaping. Volunteers should bring gloves, shovels or rakes. Refreshments will be provided.

When: 8 a.m. Saturday

Where: Tropical Shores' front entrance, corner of Beach Drive SE and 22nd Avenue


Association's next meeting is April 17

The Meadowlawn Neighborhood Association will not have a meeting this month. The next meeting is 7:30 p.m. April 17 at Hope Lutheran Church.

Tax assistance available at the Sanderlin center

Starting in May, economic stimulus payments of up to $600 for individuals ($1,200 for married couples) will be issued by the IRS based on 2007 tax returns. Parents may also receive $300 for each eligible child. In order to qualify for the payments, individuals must file a 2007 tax return. Assistance with tax preparation will be available Saturday at the James B. Sanderlin Family Center, 2335 22nd Ave. S. Volunteers will be there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assist taxpayers by preparing 2007 returns for people who do not normally file. For more information, call 321-9444.

The St. Petersburg 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.

St. Petersburg briefs: Relay for Life ceremony at SPC 03/25/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 1:52pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. 5 things to know before Tampa Bay Comic Con this weekend


    Tampa Bay Comic Con returns to the Tampa Convention Center this weekend, expected to attract more than 55,000 like-minded nerds mingling with cosplayers, celebrities, artists and sellers of comic books and collectibles.

    Surrounded by the bridesmaids dressed as Disney princesses and groomsmen dressed as Marvel superheroes, Gwen Walter of Venice, Fla., kisses her husband, Shawn Walter, also of Venice, after their wedding ceremony on day two of the 2016 Tampa Bay Comic Con in the Tampa Convention Center on August 6, 2016. The pair got engaged at Megacon 2015 and were married wearing "Nightmare Before Christmas"-themed costumes. Two different couples were married in Room 24 on the second day of the Tampa Bay Comic Con 2016. ANDRES LEIVA   |   Times
  2. White House tensions catch fire with Scaramucci interviews (w/video)


    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's new communications director exploded the smoldering tensions at the White House into a full-fledged conflagration Thursday, angrily daring Trump's chief of …

    White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci gestures as he answers a question during a press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington on July 21, 2017. Scaramucci offered newsroom leaders a test on Thursday. They needed to decide whether to fully use the obscenities relied on by Scaramucci to describe fellow White House aides or talk around them. [Associated Press]
  3. Forecast: Drier pattern ending in Tampa Bay as front brings building rain chances throughout weekend


    The drier, hot weather pattern across Tampa Bay will remain in place Friday before rain chances start to ramp up yet again through the weekend and into next week.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  4. Police investigating death of child in Largo


    LARGO — An investigation is underway into the death of a child Thursday night at a mobile home park and a 25-year-old man has been named as a suspect, the Largo Police Department said.

  5. Goodbye, iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle: Apple kills products as music moves to phones


    SAN FRANCISCO — The iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle have played their final notes for Apple.

    An iPod, iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle are displayed at an Apple store in New York in 2015. The company discontinued sales of the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle on Thursday, July 27, 2017, in a move reflecting the waning popularity of the devices in an era when most people store or stream their tunes on smartphones. [Associated Press]