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St. Petersburg notebook: Storm preparedness, stadium, creek cleanup


Storm preparedness and waterfront stadium on agenda

The Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) will have its general membership meeting today. Scheduled guest speakers are County Commissioner John Morroni and Chief Bob Ballou of St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue. Ballou, who is the division chief in charge of emergency management, will discuss hurricane preparation and safe evacuation techniques. Morroni will discuss the county's view of the Tampa Bay Rays' proposal for a new waterfront stadium, recycling and other environmental issues. CONA's public safety committee will discuss the crime questionnaire distributed to neighborhoods citywide. There will also be a presentation on what can be done to help stem the red tide resurgence in local waters. Visitors are welcome.

When: 7 p.m. today (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Where: Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N.

Info: Check the CONA Web site at


Scholarship to be presented at meeting

The Meadowlawn Neighborhood Association will have its final meeting Thursday before its summer hiatus. The agenda includes the presentation of the neighborhood's scholarship award to a Meadowlawn student. Sen. Charlie Justice and a representative from the Tampa Bay Rays are scheduled to attend to help celebrate. The neighborhood association will not meet in July and August; meetings will resume in September.

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Hope Lutheran Church, 1801 62nd Ave. N

Info: Check the CONA Web site at


Crime prevention among items for discussion

The Lakewood Terrace Neighborhood Association will meet Thursday. The agenda includes discussion of neighborhood concerns regarding crime prevention.

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Old Landmark Cathedral, 4201 Sixth St. S


Hurricane planning will be topic on Thursday

Preparing for a hurricane will be the topic of discussion at Thursday's general meeting of the Broadwater Civic Association.

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: National Guard Armory, 38th Avenue S

Info: Check out the neighborhood Web site: www.broadwaterfl.


Neighbors and students to clean up Salt Creek

The Bartlett Park Neighborhood Association will join with Harambee, the African American Student Union at SPC-Gibbs Campus, volunteers from the Boy Scouts, Keep Pinellas Beautiful and others to clean up Salt Creek in Bartlett Park. Volunteers will meet at the Bartlett Park Community Resource Center Saturday morning.

When: 8 a.m. Saturday

Where: Bartlett Park Community Resource Center, 642 22nd Ave. S

Info: www.BartlettPark.Net.

Booker Creek celebration

A celebration to commemorate the reopening of Booker Creek is set for Saturday morning. The public is welcome to attend this event that celebrates the linking of three Midtown neighborhoods and prepares the way for the development of the Historic Booker Creek Trail. The revitalized creek will become part of the Historic Booker Creek Trail that will connect to the Pinellas Trail at around First Avenue and 13th Street S and follow the creek to Bayboro Harbor.

When: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday

Where: the corner of Ingleside (11th) Avenue S and Fifth Street S.

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: Storm preparedness, stadium, creek cleanup 06/17/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 12:03pm]
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