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MAY DAY RACE AND FAMILY FESTIVAl, may 2
May 2nd began with perfect weather and over 300 runners and walkers taking to the start line for a 5k or 10k race. The racers got to experience the Skyway Trail through beautiful Clam Bayou Park, and we were able to showcase Broadwater and the surrounding Skyway Marina District. Racers ranged in ages from two to seventy-seven and while many were Floridians, we had several participants visiting from other states and countries. Following the race, Ceridian’s parking lot was filled with music, dancing, vendors, inflatables and other activities for families. The event culminated with a tricycle race amongst city dignitaries, including Mayor Kriseman, Deputy Mayor Tomalin, City Council Members Kornell and Kennedy and Neighborhood Presidents Tom Ando and Nigel Haywood (Maximo Moorings). The event even included a traditional May Pole dance. Charitable beneficiaries of the event include the Skyway Marina District and CASA. A big THANK YOU goes out to all of our Broadwater neighbors and friends who participated in the inaugural May Day Race and Family Festival. Broadwater also sponsored and staffed one of the water stops for the event. We wish to thank Kristen Mory, Lynn Hanshaw, Megan Feter, Gia Ockuly, Luz Sackett, Vicki Linkovich, Mike Milvain, Dick Collins, Tom Ando, Gerry & Lynne Moore and Kris Holtman for donating their time, talents and props to help make this event a huge success! See photos of the event at Facebook (May Day Race)
Let’s keep the healthy buzz going in our area, by continuing to use our beautiful trails and outdoor resources as part of the City’s new Healthy St. Pete initiative. You can find out more information about the initiative on the Web site at http://www.healthystpetefl.com/play-healthy/
There are even resources to help start a walking group in the neighborhood. If you are interested in participating in an existing group, or want some resources to start one, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (727) 892-5994. It is so easy to get moving and stay healthy in St. Petersburg; just takes a few steps to join in the fun!
SCENE IN BROADWATER
Check out these pictures of the metamorphosis of a butterfly submitted by Jan Alexander. If you have a picture to share, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and it may show up in the next newsletter
The 4th Annual Broadwater Boat Parade of Holiday Lights
December 13th was a perfect night and the parade was spectacular! Thanks to all of the beautifully decorated boats, our judges and the many, many enthusiastic spectators along the route.
Thanks to Maximo Seafood Shack for hosting the pre-party, John & Luz Sackett for hosting the post-party, Tosti’s Fine Wine and Spirits for donating the 2nd and 3rd place prizes andJohn & Sue O’Conner for organizing this wonderful event! Video coming soon!
The voting was very close with first place decided by one vote!!
3rd Place: Boat #9 Kip & Deb Kedersha with “Disco Xmas”
2nd Place: Boat #6 Cheryl Cook with “A Christmas Story” and nobody “shot their eye out!".
Congratulations to Boat #2 Jason, Kim and Penelope Mottert for winning the Grand Trophy for 2014!
16th ANNUAL BROADWATER FAMILY PICNIC, APRIL 19
Of course it was another beautiful day for a picnic and 170 Broadwater neighbors enjoyed the food, music and fun that make this great annual event special. Thanks to Evelyn Hill and her incredible cast of volunteers who made this event happen! Our chefs (Ray Ockuly, Dana Farden, Mike Zito, Mike Goreski & Keith Mainard) worked the grill serving hamburgers, hot dogs, and Johnsonville brats and as usual our residents brought some great dishes to share. TASCO once again entertained with music, games and inflatables for the kids. We also had door prizes that were donated by 38 of our generous merchants. Please support these great businesses that support Broadwater! Many thanks to the following folks for donating their time and energy making this event a success for the 16th straight year:
Evelyn & Jim Hill, Paula Briggs, Dana & Linda Farden, Ray & Gia Ockuly, Vicki Linkovich, Lee & Paul Krueger, Chuck Goes (photographer), Erkki Taada (photographer), Tom & Dana Ando, Sheila Ramsdell, Kris & Bruce Holtman, Rhonda Fuller, Tim Stevenson, Gerry & Lynne Moore and the ten awesome members of the TASCO Team. Thanks also to all our 2015 Association members and our advertisers who support our social events all year.
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Thanks to all of our Broadwater residents and family and friends who joined us for the Rowdies soccer game at Al Lang Field on July 25th. A special thank you goes out to our great neighbor Grand Villa for hosting a pre-game picnic. Quite amazingly after an all-day rain, the skies cleared up just time for a nice gathering poolside. The pre-game activities continued with the kids receiving Rowdies T’s and giving out high-fives to the players as they entered the field. The game was lots of fun, and hopefully we can do it again sometime! Until then, Go Rowdies!
Submitted by Kristen Mory
180 folks attended this event on December 5th. It was a wonderful night thanks to Evelyn Hill and her dedicated volunteers Dana Ando, Paula Briggs, Cheryl Cook, Linda & Dana Farden, Rhonda Fuller, Ray & Gia Ockuly, Maria Roesner, Mike & Debbie Zito, Sean Nyitray, Paul & Lee Krueger, Jim Hill, Breanna & Tyler New and our photographers Edie Creter & Erkki Taada.
Special Thanks to all of you who attended and generously donated $1499.00 (including Greg Day graciously donating his 50/50 winnings!) to our National Guard Families.
With the match from Broadwater and the 50/50 raffle proceeds, we were able to donate a total of $2808.00!
Carefest is an annual community service day that encourages people to become more involved in their community all year. Community projects are identified and then carried out the morning of September 26th. Broadwater has participated the last 5 years and will do so once again in 2015. Our volunteers will be working the registration tables at Lake Vista Park. If you are able to volunteer, please email email@example.com or call Tom Ando at 727-638-1421. Your participation shows the city leaders that Broadwater cares so join your neighbors and show your community spirit!
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St. Petersburg College Info
St. Petersburg College Center for Safety Innovation has many educational seminars open to the general public. SPC is located at 3200 34th St. S. For more information go to http://cpsi.spcollege.edu/index.htm
The holidays have come and gone, but my little Madalyn still remarks "that was where we had our Frozen party" every time we drive past the Grand Villa! She and the other 40 kids and adults had a blast at the Broadwater “Frozen” Family Holiday Party on December 13th. The event was a great success and the venue was perfect!
Contributing to the success of the event was our ability to build relationships and connections between our neighbors with children; connect with some of our residents who do not attend our other traditional events; strengthen the relationship between Broadwater and our new business neighbor, Grand Villa; and of course, watching the children’s eyes light up as they entered their own private movie theater and enjoyed a visit from Santa during intermission! The kids and adults enjoyed some great food and took part in some wreath making. We wish to thank the City of St. Petersburg for helping to fund this event through the Neighborhood Partnership mini grant.
A big thank you to those who volunteered to help make the event a great success including Santa and his elves. Thanks to Margaret Stone for helping everyone make some beautiful wreaths and Mike Pezze for leading the Christmas Carol sing-a-long. We also wish to thank Evan Mory, Evelyn Hill, Mary Lisan, Mike Milvain and the wonderful staff of Grand Villa. Thank you to all of those who attended, and I hope to see all of you at future family events! Submitted by Kristen Mory.
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