December 2011 Newsletter Starlight Express

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December 2011 Starlight Tower Express Newsletter in St Pete Beach Pinellas County Florida

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About The Starlight Express

The very First Issue of  Starlight Express Newsletter was created by the Editor and Chief Pat Ifft on February 29, 1992 and since then is maintained and produced monthly by her for 19 years! All Starlighter's owe immense gratitude to Pat in keeping them informed with all happenings good and bad. 

Thank You Pat 


December 2011 Starlight Tower Express Newsletter in St Pete Beach Pinellas County Florida

Volume XX, No. 7

December 9, 2011
Editor - Pat Ifft (
Webmaster - Louisa Simos ( )


Thanks to some very thoughtful elves, several who had just blown in from the blustery north, the Starlight tree is once again gracing our lobby, and helping us all get into the holiday spirit.

Many, many thanks to Gina and John Machado and their guest James Vierra; Bill and Sharon Isaacs; Frank and Karen Gulia; Guy LaPine and Rose Gauthier; Sandy Bogden and Martha Rylander for your beautiful work

And now that the lobby is decorated, it’s time to party!
  The date is Saturday, December 17 at 6 p.m.
This will be a potluck dinner, BYOB.

There will be a sign-up sheet posted on the counter in the mail area.

This is a great time to meet new neighbors, renew old friendships, and enjoy a few hours of relaxation before the last hectic week before Christmas.

The party planners are the above-named people... so many thanks to them again, and let’s all gather on the 17th for a great meal and a great evening!

Parking Permits for 2012:
Parking Permits for 2012 are now available from the SPB Police Department. They cost $20, cash or check (no credit cards). You must show your current tax statement and photo ID. You must be a SPB property owner to purchase a parking permit.

The Annual Meeting:
The annual meeting of Starlight owners will take place on Tuesday, February 14 at 7 p.m. in the lobby. If you would like to serve on the Board of Directors, please notify Martha in the office (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 9 to 1).
The next meeting of the Board will be held on Thursday, December 15 at 7 p.m. in the lobby.

Many thanks:
Many thanks to Warren Weathers who was instrumental in the re-working of the laundry rooms so that the dryers are vented to the outside. This allows the door to be kept closed when the machines are running, reducing the noise level by about 98 percent. A bonus is that the laundry rooms remain clean and much pleasanter to work in. Margarita Montague in 404 says she appreciates not having to look out her kitchen window onto a view of a washer and dryer.

On Saturday, November 26, we gathered in the lobby for a coffee hour to say goodbye to three Starlighters.
December 2011, Starlight Express Newsletter of Starlight Tower in St Pete Beach Pinellas County Florida Lorne and Ann Hiller,
former owners of Unit 606
will become winter residents of Starlight.

And in the picture on the right, Board Prez Marlene Reid chats with Sally Borland, who has moved to The Fountains in South Pasadena. Hopefully, we’ll still see these nice folks frequently.
December 2011, Starlight Express Newsletter of Starlight Tower in St Pete Beach Pinellas County Florida
Sally’s address is:
The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, 1255 Pasadena Avenue South, #901, St. Petersburg, FL 33707.
Her phone number is 727-812-3850.

We’d like to welcome new owners of Unit 502... Joe & Jane Urzendowski, from Omaha, Nebraska.

December birthday people get all their presents in one month.
Don’t know if that’s good or bad. But the wishes are truly good, for a great year ahead for:

December 2011, Starlight Express Newsletter of Starlight Tower in St Pete Beach Pinellas County Florida Belatedly: Doug Latawiec – 2nd; Mark Schleben – 4th;
Carol Stucko – 6th; Skip Curcio – 7th; and Michael Breier – 7th;
George Wolff – 20th.

And January with new beginnings and a new year, these people surely welcome a birthday:
Gail Dolphin – 6th; Steve Farst and Adam Becker – 9th;
Alexandra Curran – 12th; Sally Borland – 17th;
Mohammed Seedat – 20th; Jan Farhnow – 30th.

December 2011, Starlight Express Newsletter of Starlight Tower in St Pete Beach Pinellas County Florida



a Great Holiday Season
a Joyous New Year!

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