The Trails End Beach Motel, 11500 Gulf Blvd., is having a liquidation sale of old furniture and office equipment following the sale May 30 by Trails End Inc., to Treasure Island Palms LLC for $4.5 million.
ST. PETE BEACH - A North Port man was seriously injured when he was struck by a car while crossing Gulf Boulevard about 9:30 p.m. June 15.
According to a report from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Eric Jack Hampton, 58, of North Port, was crossing Gulf Boulevard from east to west just south of 46th Avenue in St. Pete Beach at the time of the crash.
Witnesses told deputies with the sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team that Hampton made it to the median. But as he ran across the other side, he was struck by a 2004 Mini two-door traveling southbound in the curbside lane driven by Susan W. Carlson, 69, of St. Pete Beach.
ST. PETE BEACH - The Florida Department of Transportation’s contractor, Orion Marine, will close the eastbound travel lanes on the Pinellas Bayway Bridge Thursday, June 13, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., to continue the removal of the low level bridge.
Approximately 30 percent of the old bridge has already been removed.
The removal of the two drawbridge foundations will require a minimal underwater explosive detonation. Local residents will hear a loud boom, however there will be virtually no visual impacts since the detonation will occur underwater.
TREASURE ISLAND - Don’t look for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office to take over law enforcement services in Treasure Island any time soon.
After a brief discussion led by City Commissioner Tim Ramsberger on June 4, commissioners decided against moving forward on Ramsberger’s request to get a cost proposal from Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri.
“As I mentioned at the last meeting, I’m just curious,” Ramsberger said. “It’s not a question of the quality of service that we currently have here. My motivation is simply driven by fiscal responsibility.”
TREASURE ISLAND - City commissioners are considering a move of the city’s emergency dispatch services from the Treasure Island Police Department to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office that, if approved, would become effective July 21.
Police Chief Tim Casey told commissioners June 4 that the switch would involve four city employees, who would retain their jobs and perform the same duties with the sheriff’s office.
When the new Pinellas County Public Safety Communications Center opens next year in Largo, they would have the option to work there.
MADEIRA BEACH - Add undergrounding of utilities on Gulf Boulevard to the list of civic improvement projects the city of Madeira Beach may be undertaking soon.
That topic had not previously been discussed, with millions of dollars already being spent for stormwater system repairs and upgrades, seawall replacements, street resurfacing, a new civic center and park enhancements.
But an opportunity to tie in with a road improvement project the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is currently working on would save the city significant dollars, City Manager Shane Crawford told the commission at their May 29 workshop.
REDINGTON BEACH - Weary of issuing unheeded warnings and fines for front yards that scream, “Moe’s Boat Yard,” Redington Beach commissioners are taking action.
The county court system is often the venue of last resort in bringing scofflaws to heel but has been deemed ineffective. So the commission at its June 4 meeting voted unanimously to appoint Herbert Langford Jr., a special code enforcement magistrate in hopes of achieving better compliance and collecting fines within a framework closer to home.
Langford was tapped for the job and recommended by Town Attorney Brandon Huffman.
ST. PETE BEACH - Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio is adding lessons and a show on Friday nights.
The evening will include a beginner’s belly dance lesson, live musical and dance entertainment, a featured professional dancer, and an international dance party later in the evening.
The first 1001 Nights event is set for Friday, June 14, with the dance lesson at 7 p.m., the live belly dance show at 8 p.m., followed by the dance party with live music by Boris & Sax, all at St. Petersburg Nights Russian Restaurant and Dinner Theatre, 6800 Sunset Way, St. Pete Beach.
TREASURE ISLAND - The scars left by Tropical Storm Debby a year ago are still very noticeable at Sunset Beach and Pass-A-Grille Beach.
But thanks to a $37.5 million allotment from the Florida Legislature, both locations will be repaired this fall and Long Key will likely follow, Pinellas County Coastal Manager Andy Squires said May 29 at the monthly meeting of Barrier Islands Governmental Council.
Community Chorus meeting
PALM HARBOR – The Palm Harbor Community Chorus meets Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at The Centre, 1500 16th St.
No auditions are necessary.
For more information or additional details, call director Anna Bona at 939-2952.
Downtown Optimist Club meeting ST. PETERSBURG - The Downtown Optimist Club meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, 6:30 p.m. at Tic Tock Restaurant, 8123 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg. Call Vi at 527-2656.
English classes PINELLAS PARK – The fall session of English classes for speakers of other languages is beginning at Sacred Heart Catholic School, at 7951 46th Way N.
The free classes are held every Tuesday evening between 6:30 and 8 p.m. They are available to any adult who wishes to learn or perfect their English skills: speaking, reading, writing and comprehension. Walk-ins are welcome. The fall semester ends Dec. 11.
For more information, call 541-4447.
Harmony Home Health caregiver support group LARGO - Harmony Home Health caregiver support group meets Tuesdays, 3 p.m., at 13787 Belcher Road S., Suite 220, Largo. For additional information, call 288-3503.
Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast meeting SEMINOLE – The Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast meets Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m. at the Seminole Family Restaurant, 6869 Seminole Blvd.
Each meeting features a speaker on various community topics. The public is invited to attend. Call 319-8343.
Meet Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters
SEMINOLE – Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters will be available to meet with citizens at Chick-fil-A, Seminole Plaza, 10790 Park Blvd., on Tuesday, June 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., during the fast food restaurant’s family night event.
Citizens are invited to stop by to meet the mayor and share any input and opinions they have.
Chick-fil-A will provide fun for the kids, including face painting, craft activities sponsored by Seminole Home Depot and a free kid’s size Icedream with toppings.
For more information, email email@example.com.
Palm Harbor community chorus PALM HARBOR – The Palm Harbor Community Chorus meets Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Centre, 1500 16th St. No auditions are necessary. Call director Anna Bona at 939-2952 for details.
Seminole SPC Toastmasters meeting SEMINOLE – The Seminole SPC Toastmasters group meets Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St.
The meetings are open to the public.
Toastmasters exists to help folks become successful speakers and leaders. It is a self-paced, time-tested program that helps participants gain confidence in their personal and professional life.
Visit www.seminolespc.toastmastersclubs.org or call 688-3420.
Seniors play pinochle CLEARWATER – The Senior Citizens Services of Clearwater offers pinochle every Tuesday and Friday, 11:30 a.m., at 1204 Rogers St. Both new and seasoned players are welcome. There is no charge and refreshments are served. Call 442-8104.
TAMPA – The members of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Eastern Airlines Silverliners International will meet Tuesday, June 18, 1 p.m., at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2425 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa.
Silverliners is an organization composed of former flight attendants for Eastern Airlines. The group also invites former flight attendants of other airlines to join.
Six Florida Gulf Coast Chapter members recently returned from an international board meeting in Fort Lauderdale.
For membership information, call Barbara Reed at 813-671-3078 or Janice Henry at 813-837-4312.