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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 17 years! All Starlighter's owe immense gratitude to Pat in keeping them informed with all happenings good and bad. 


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Starlight Express

January 8, 2007
Editor – Pat Ifft

Webmaster - Louisa Simos
Starlight Tower St Pete Beach January 2007 Newsletter Starlight Express

Starlight Tower St Pete Beach January 2007 Newsletter Starlight Express


If you’ve been in touch with people up north, they are amazed at the mild winter weather. Montreal has the same temperature as Vancouver, Buffalo and Detroit the same as Charlotte, and Chicago the same as Oklahoma City. Ski resorts are singing the blues everywhere in the northeast…….in the Western New York ski region they can’t even make snow because of all the rain. At the other end of the spectrum, Denver is snowed in again. It’s as though a divide was inserted in the USA and any place east of the Mississippi is a designated “no snow” zone. Here in Paradise, we have had some pretty gloomy days, and very warm temps. No danger of over exposure to the sun. But of course, our gloom never lasts and the sun’ll come out……tomorrow. Someone should write a song!

There is little to report at this stage of the building refurbishment process. Various contracts are in the hands of the Association attorney for her review.  Optimistically, work on the building could begin as soon as late this month.  Realistically, it will be sometime in the spring. In order to conduct the business necessary to bring the work to fruition, the Board will hold special meetings on

January 10, 17 and 24th, (all Wednesdays);  and February 8 (a Thursday); all at 7 p.m. There will be a regular meeting of the Board on Thursday, January 18

at 7 p.m.  Please plan to attend as many of these sessions as possible.  And the Annual Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 13.  You will receive a mailing with all the information you will need.


Doug Joy, Apartment 407, is the president pro tem of the Board of Directors. Doug hails from Detroit, where he was professor of Sociology at Eastern Michigan University and the University of Detroit. He has two daughters, and his wife is a teacher in Detroit. Doug acquired his real estate license several years ago, and owns an apartment building in Detroit, near Wayne State University, his alma mater. Doug will be a candidate for the new board. His message to Starlighters: “We are all part of the community of Starlight. Let’s go out of our way to be accommodating to others.”

Speaking of the Board…The current Board is: Doug Joy; Maggie Dickinson; Al Stucko; Bill Wales; Hugh McGuigan; Edel Quinn; and Lynn Dopp. The deadline for submitting your name for the Board has passed. There are nine candidates for the Board, which mean there will be an election. The new Board will be seated immediately after the annual meeting, February 13.


Fire Department Regulations

If you are unable to walk down the stairs in case of an emergency, call the St. Pete Beach Fire Department (363-9207) and register with them. This way they will know who they have to evacuate in case of emergencies.



Thanks to Hugh

Starlight Tower St Pete Beach January 2007 Newsletter Starlight ExpressThis is an appropriate place to thank Hugh McGuigan for his long years of service to Starlight. Hugh moved here in 1986 from Long Island where he was Superintendent of Schools at Port Washington Union Free School District. He has served on our Board for most of his years here, many as President. In Hugh’s words:

“Twenty years of active service is enough for anyone. I believe that it is time for newer and/or younger people to assume responsibility and bring new ideas before us. Of course I will help any Board member who asks for assistance. Thank you for your many years, weeks, and days of support and best wishes to our new President.”

Thank you, Hugh, for your long years of devotion to Starlight Tower.


News of our people

Welcome to new Starlight owner, Jack Errigo in Apt. 401.
Welcome back some “snowless” birds…………….
Jim and Verna Murphy in 405; Charles and Anne Prokop in 202; Jack and Joan Carlock in 502; and Denis and Ursula O’Connor in 304; Evangelos and Louisa Simos in 908; John and Sheila Somogyi in 806, Don and Edith Schneider in 802; Bill and Marty Dunn in 403.

Our sincere sympathy to Jack and Joan Carlock on the death of their grandson.

Good wishes for a quick return to health to Paul Reardon, Apt. 1002, after surgery.



And heartfelt birthday wishes to these Valentine-month folks:

Starlight Tower St Pete Beach January 2007 Newsletter Starlight ExpressFay Bowers, John Lino and Joe Piplica on the 5th; Sophie Bryk on the 6th; Betty Gibson on the 15th; Al Stucko on the 17th; Frank Montague on the 19th; Virginia Machado on the 22nd; Coleen Story and Gail Dolphin on the 24th; and Paul Spencer on the 28th


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