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Pinellas briefs: Merging community groups to discuss countywide issues


elected officials to speak at UCAP-USEM meeting thursday

State Rep. Janet Long and County Commissioner Robert B. Stewart are scheduled to speak at Thursday's meeting of UCAP-USEM.

The UCAP group (United Community Associations of Pinellas) is made up of residents of unincorporated Pinellas communities including Tierra Verde, Pasadena, Lealman and Seminole.

USEM (Unincorporated Seminole Community Association), which represents unincorporated central Pinellas County, will soon merge with the UCAP group. The speakers will address countywide issues including annexation, and time will be allotted for questions. The meeting is open to the public.

When: 7 p.m. Thursday.

Where: SPC/Seminole Library, 9200 113th St., Seminole.

Info: Contact Ray Neri, 527-5352, or e-mail


Street crimes unit officer will speak to association

A representative from the St. Petersburg Police Department's Street Crimes Unit will address the Fossil Park Neighborhood Association at its monthly meeting Tuesday.

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Where: Palm Terrace of St. Petersburg, 521 69th (Atwood) Ave. N.


Do some shopping

at giant garage sale

The annual Tropical Shores neighborhoodwide garage sale is set for next Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The neighborhood's boundaries are Beach Drive SE to Tampa Bay from 22nd Avenue SE to Tampa Bay.

Crescent Lake

Work party planned

for lake's revitalization

The next restoration and revitalization work party at Crescent Lake is scheduled for March 8. Volunteers will do some general sprucing up of the lake as well as transplanting and weeding around the aquatic plants. Come on out and lend a hand.

When: 8 a.m. to noon March 8.

Where: Crescent Lake Park, 22nd Avenue N between Fourth Street N and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street.


Yearly tour of homes

will start March 22

Plan now to attend Historic Roser Park's sixth annual Tour of Homes, sponsored by the Historic Roser Park Neighborhood Association.

This year's event will showcase seven homes including the Bradshaw Mansion, built in 1914 by Mayor James G. Bradshaw. The Colonial Revival mansion has been fully restored.

The event will include a guided walking tour of the Roser Park Outdoor Museum and a peek at the progress being made on the city's Booker Creek project. Tickets are $10 and are available the day of the tour.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 22.

Where: Roser Park, between Dr. Martin Luther King Street S and Fourth Street S to the east and west, and Booker Creek and Ingleside Avenue (11th Avenue S) to the north and south. Free parking will be available in the medical parking garage, Eighth Street and Seventh Avenue S.

Info: Call 898-9229 or visit


Association votes no on new stadium for Rays

The Downtown Neighborhood Association's board of directors voted last week to oppose the proposed construction of a new downtown waterfront stadium.

The group formed the Downtown Improvement Committee, a standing committee that will focus on a variety of issues including downtown code enforcement and other municipal problems and opportunities. For more information online, visit

The St. Petersburg 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.

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