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  • event & Updates

    May Day Run & Family Festival
    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

    Manatees in Broadwater, St. Petersburg, Florida

    Check out these manatees enjoying “Life in Broadwater” submitted by Holly Tracy.  If you have a picture to share, please email it to infolink@broadwaterfl.org and it may show up in the next newsletter.

    Broadwater Frozen Holiday Party

    Frozen Holiday Party 2014

    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. 

    View Frozen Holiday Slideshow
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    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”
    .3rd Place Boat Winner

    2nd Place: Boat #6 Cheryl Cook with “A Christmas Story” and nobody “shot their eye out!".

    2nd Place Boat Winner

    Congratulations to Boat #2 Jason, Kim and Penelope Mottert for winning the Grand Trophy for 2014!

    Grand Prize Boat Wiinner

  • event & Updates

    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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    BROADWATER FAMILY NIGHT AT THE ROWDIES, JULY 25TH
    Rowdies Logo

    Join us on July 25th at 7:30 p.m. for a family night at the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer game.  Here are some of the fun things we can enjoy if we get enough of a response:
    • Discounted ticket prices for all family and friends
    • Blocked seating for everyone in the group
    • A possible stadium tour for the children a day before the match
    • Pregame experiences getting all children in the Rally tunnel to high five the players
    • PA announcements & video board recognition
    • Players meet & greet including autographs and pictures

    Please contact Kristen at kristenmory@yahoo.com or 727-688-9597 if you are interested in attending! 

    12th annual bca holiday party

    BCA Holiday Events

    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.

    We also wish to thank The Impacs, Greg Dent, who graciously supplied us with the 360 Vodka, The Staff of The Magnuson Resort, and our raffle prize donors:

    Smith & Associates - Lee Krueger & Debbie Zito, Home Depot 22nd Ave N, and Pinch A Penny Pools.

    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!

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    Carefest 2014

    Once again Broadwater volunteers participated in Carefest on September 27th.  Six volunteers checked in all of the volunteer groups and collected and organized volunteers liability forms.  Once again St. Petersburg won the Compassion Cup for having the most volunteers while competing with Clearwater and Tampa!  Carefest is a one day event where civic and church groups adopt projects designed to help those in need. The goal is to promote volunteerism year round and Broadwater has participated for the past 5 years. Thanks to our volunteers for their time:(from left) Lee Krueger, Junia Milvain, Mike Milvain, Vicki Linkovich, Paul Krueger (back left) and Tom Ando.

    CAREFEST 2014

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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

  • health/wellness

    Planning For Wellness

    It's that time of year again for lots of temptations and holiday indulgences.  Although occasional treats and indulgences are just fine if they are part of your overall wellness plan, too much of a good thing can lead you into the new year feeling like a good resolution is your only hope!

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  • Welcome Aboard!
    We now have three Welcome Aboard representatives. Kris Holtman, Maria Roesner, and Mary Lisan all live on 44th St S and will team up to make sure all new residents are welcomed in a timely manner. 

    If you need to let our Welcome Aboard ladies know about a new resident please email infolink@broadwaterfl.org or call Kris at 867-3172, Maria at 498-6899 or Mary at 215-962-8814.
  • Summer 2015 Beautification
    Gerry & Lynne Moore 3896 42nd Ave. S. Summer Beautification Award Winner Congratulations! The Moore’s will receive a $25 gift certificate for their beautiful renovations. Compliments of Debbie & Mike Zito and Lee Krueger, Realtors®. From Bayshore to the Beaches…WE SELL TAMPA BAY! 727-865-TEAM (8326), Homes@StPeteTeam.comSmith & Associates Real Estate
  • Friendly Reminders
    Please remember to turn your irrigation off during wet weather or better yet install a rain sensor

    Please remind your contractors and guests to observe the “No Parking” signs on the north side of 46th Ave S.

    Please be mindful of the speed limit in Broadwater especially with children out of school for the Summer

    Please clean up after your pet. It is against city ordinance to not pick up their waste so carry a bag and help keep Broadwater Beautiful!

    As a responsible homeowner you are required to maintain the gutter line in front of your property. Keeping the gutter clean not only enhances the look of your property but also keep water flowing to the storm drains. Standing water promotes algae growth and mosquito breeding. Yard clippings should not be left in the gutter or swept into the storm drains as they will end up in the canal. If you use a lawn service please remind them of these important points
  • Helping Hands
    Broadwater Helping Hands is a program developed to assist our residents who need temporary or permanent assistance and do not have the resources readily available to obtain effective assistance.

    Click to view a short video of the volunteer effort http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=302U_5x5eTI