January 2009 Newsletter Starlight Express

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January 2009 Starlight Express Newsletter of Starlight Tower 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 17 years! All Starlighter's owe immense gratitude to Pat in keeping them informed with all happenings good and bad. 

Thank You Pat 

January 2009 Starlight Express Newsletter of Starlight Tower in St Pete Beach Pinellas County Florida

January 8, 2009
Editor - Pat Ifft (eifft@tampabay.rr.com)
Webmaster - Louisa Simos (www.starlight-tower.com )

Happy New Year to all Starlighters. We hope you had a good holiday season. Many thanks to Lorn and Anne Hiller and Mike and Arlene Kuhn for their good work in decorating the lobby and Christmas tree. And to Christy and Tim who did the red/green lights on the walkways, which added to the holiday spirit in our otherwise disheveled building.

This is going to be an abbreviated issue of the Express for a couple of reasons. Today work is being done on our 4th floor walkway……laying of concrete decking.


January 2009 Starlight Tower Express Newsletter

So we are staying inside, and out of the way of the workmen. A good chance to catch up on desk work, reading, etc. But we aren’t able to get out and dig up “news”……so I’ll go with what I have, gleaned from the last Board meeting.

The first item is a reminder of the Annual meeting of the Association, which will take place in the lobby on Tuesday evening, February 10 at 7 p.m. The second notice of meeting will be mailed shortly, along with names of candidates for the Board. We must take a moment here to thank the present Board for their dedication to duty, above and beyond, during the rehab project. They have spent countless hours in meetings, writing reports, phone calls, surveys, talking to vendors, arranging parking, the list goes on and …………………on.

In case you were wondering about the walkway schedule, here’s the skinny from Lynn Dopp:
For 4 days and 4 nights, owners need to plan to be out of their units for the walkway coating application. (The contractor has verified this amount of time.) Also, be aware of not taking carts onto the walkways for several additional days afterward, including wheeled luggage and grocery carts. Damage inflicted to walkway coatings by owners will be repaired at the owner’s expense. As of now, the installation schedule is still on target: walkways for floors 10, 7, 6 and 5 for the 1st week of Feb and floors 1 - 4 for the 2nd week of Feb. The contractor has promised to verify these dates by January 19th.

Pool drain covers will be purchased and installed per state law, as soon as they become available from the manufacturer.


January 2009 Starlight Tower Express Newsletter

Above is a view of the new A/C vent covers installed on the ’08 stack. All A/C vents will be similarly covered….and what an improvement that will be!


January 2009 Starlight Tower Express Newsletter
Not everyone is interested in our rehab project! This paddle surfer was out at sunrise this morning.

Snow birds are arriving daily…

  • Welcome to Mary Quinn (503);

  • Jim and Verna Murphy (405);

  • Bill and Mardy Dunn (403);

  • Eddie and Linda Ringler (501).

  • Denis and Ursula O’Connor are due here soon.

I’m sure there others……and we are glad you are here to enjoy the winter sunshine at Starlight Tower.


Our mail person, Felicia is being transferred. She tells me that the post office is moving carriers “up the beach.” Our new carrier, “Mary”, will begin on January 31.


And thanks to the generous person who left the oranges in the lobby……..there’s no better beverage in the world.

January 2009 Starlight Tower Express Newsletter

  A gallon of fresh-squeezed to these... 

February birthday folks:

January 2009 Starlight Tower Express Newsletter  
Fay Bowers and John Lino – 5th;
Sophie Bryk – 6th;
Betty Gibson and Louisa Simos – 15th;
Al Stucko – 17th;
Frank Montague – 19th;
Gina Machado – 22nd;
Coleen Story and Richard Dolphin – 24th;
and Paul Spencer – 28th.

The site's mission: The Starlight Tower's website mission (which was voluntary created and is maintained by one of the owners) is to keep informed absent Starlighters of all important issues and events taking place in our property. Is nourished continuously with fresh information generously provided by resident fellow Starlighters and not only offers a private meeting place for owners but is helpful to the public regarding local events taking place in our town St. Pete Beach Pinellas County Florida as well as attractions, accommodations and places of interest to families, couples and  individuals. Please e-mail your textual and multimedia materials for inclusion in our website to Louisa Simos: webmaster@starlight-tower.com

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