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St. Petersburg notebook: Neighborhood group to discuss new school, stadium


Neighborhood group to discuss new school, Stadium

The Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association will meet Thursday. The agenda includes two guest speakers: Robert Connor, principal of Imagine School, a new school coming to the Historic Kenwood/ Grand Central area, who will talk about the school; and Steve Lange, a representative from Preserve Our Waterfront and Wallets, who will speak about the proposed waterfront baseball stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays.

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Hospice of the Florida Suncoast Community Service Center, 3050 First Ave. N


Look for a good deal at community yard sale

The Live Oaks neighborhood association will hold its annual community yard sale Saturday. Maps of participating homes can be picked up at 5100 Burlington Ave. N. The neighborhood boundaries are Central Avenue to Fifth Avenue N and 49th to 58th Streets N.

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

Info: Contact Jeff Frank, 322-0488


Civic group to host stadium opponents

The Disston Heights Civic Association will host representatives of Preserve our Wallets and Waterfront at its next meeting. The group opposes the plan by the Tampa Bay Rays to build a new waterfront stadium and will speak on this topic. The meeting is open and the public is welcome to attend.

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: St. Petersburg Community Church, 4501 30th. Ave. N

Info: Contact Carole Griffiths, 522-7206.

Get your walking shoes and see historic homes

The Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association is planning the neighborhood's annual Spring Walking Tour. The tour will be April 13 at 1:30 p.m. The tour will once again be hosted by Rob Wertz and Mike Dailey, who are well-known authorities on the neighborhood's architecture and history. This year's tour will begin at 23rd Avenue NE and Coffeepot Boulevard. Join architecture fans and history buffs alike for an informative and entertaining afternoon. The tour lasts about 1 1/2 half hours. For more information, contact Rob Wertz via e-mail at

Tour traces footsteps

of baseball legends

Wondering where Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig hung their hats when they were in town for spring training? Check out St. Petersburg Preservation Inc.'s two-part historical tour that begins with a walking tour around downtown. Part one of the tour covers early St. Petersburg history including the impact of baseball on the city. Tour participants will see and learn about the Pier, the Vinoy Park Hotel and the Flori de Leon apartments, where two of baseball's greatest players, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, lived during spring training. The tour group will then board the trolley for a ride through Historic Kenwood to view its famous bungalows, and then conclude at the Craftsman Gallery.

When: 10 a.m. April 26

Where: The tour begins at the corner of Central Avenue and Second Street N.

Info: Call 824-7802 or visit

Kick off your weekend with a friendly game

Looking for something different to do on Friday night? Try shuffling down to the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Courts. Games are free and it's a fun, family-friendly way to start the weekend.

Where: 559 Mirror Lake Drive N.

When: 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays


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 notebook: Neighborhood group to discuss new school, stadium 04/01/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 1, 2008 6:34pm]
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