October 2008 Newsletter Starlight Express

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September 2008 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 

September 2008 Starlight Express Newsletter of Starlight Tower in St Pete Beach Pinellas County Florida

October 18, 2008
Editor - Pat Ifft (eifft@tampabay.rr.com)
Webmaster - Louisa Simos ( webmaster@staright-tower.com )


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This month, perhaps you would enjoy a kind of album of pictures, to go along with Lynn Dopp’s excellent report on the progress of the restoration progress.
Starlight TowerIn the first picture , (left) taken on the fourth floor, Jeremy of CFS has just finished applying material being used to reface the building surface, after asbestos abatement and repair of the cracks and holes with concrete. This will assure that the building will have a uniform appearance after painting. The picture on the right shows a close-up
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Now we move up to the seventh floor on the east side. Here you see Tony of CFS filling the abated and repaired beams with concrete. And below is a view from the ground looking up …… notice the huge number of I beams that were used to build Starlight. No wonder she’s withstood fifty years of Mother Nature’s whims.

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(Below) How would you like this job? Here you see Efren and Francisco (Gulfcoast employees) doing asbestos abatement on previously identified sections to be repaired on the “tower.”
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Below you see Behman drilling holes in the walkway on the fourth floor (overhead on the third) where electrical conduit will run, for the cathodic protection system.

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And below are two CFS men finishing work on the “01” stack on the west side.
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Two ALERTS from the Board: (1) We need keys for all the walkway storage/utility room doors so they can be replaced/stripped/sanded/repaired/painted as the need may be. Please carefully identify your key and send to the office asap. And (2) If you are interested in running for the Board, please notify our manager, Leora Pidde at Resource Property Management (727-864-0004) or email her at lpidde@resourcepropertymgmt.com .

Here are some notes on our fellow Starlighters:

Stan Bryk (608) has resigned from the Board, due to other commitments. Thanks, Stan, for your hard work. The Board will miss you. Lee Brand (305) has been appointed to serve until the annual meeting in February.
Jackie Dickinson , owner of(801) had major heart surgery this summer and has had a long and difficult recovery. We hope you are back to feeling great very soon, Jackie.
Winter resident and former owner Denis O’Connor celebrated his 80th birthday with a family gathering in Toronto. The O’Connors will celebrate with a European trip, and will return to Starlight in January.
Many thanks to Bill Wales who is doing a “whale” of a job cleaning out the building storage spaces, getting rid of materials not being used. This, in addition to all Bill does every day as a resident Board member. And also, welcome to Starlight to Season Wales, daughter of D.D. and Bill Wales (308).
A belated welcome back to the building to Sandy Bogden, Apt. 805.
And congratulations to George Wolfe (208) who became an American citizen in September. George has dual citizenship with his native Canada and the USA.
Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni, who has been an advocate of the T-groin project has been diagnosed with cancer. We will keep him in our prayers as he undergoes treatment.

Starlight TowerThere is a wonderful organ concert taking place this Sunday afternoon, October 19, at Christ United Methodist Church, 467 – 1st Avenue N. at 3 p.m. In celebration of the International Year of the Organ, over 200 chapters of the American Guild of Organists will present concerts at the same hour all over the country. Talented local organists will play a concert of all kinds of music to satisfy almost everyone’s musical taste. Concert is free and there is a reception following in the courtyard.

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On Saturday, October 24, you’ll have a chance to donate blood at the St. John’s/St. Alban’s Blood Drive, held in front of St. John’s Church Hall, 84th and Blind Pass Road, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Call Ed Ifft (367-2189) if you are able to give. Walk-ins are always welcome.

We welcome the following owners to the Starlight community:
Ron and Diane Porat - 302; Art Doyle - 506 and 905; Mike and Arlene Kuhn - 603; Mirolav Gutalj - 602

Birthdays…Beautiful bouquets to all these birthday people
Starlight TowerBelated October: Judi Spencer – 6th; Ernest Bailey – 7th ; Season Wales – 9th.
October:…Chuck Simpson – 19th; Art Cavender – 26th; and Sharon Isaacs – 29th.
November: Edel Quinn – 1st; Lynn Dopp – 3rd; Karen Gulia – 4th; Jeannie Fansler – 9th; Karen Brown – 11th; Mary Curcio – 15th; Luke Dickinson – 20th; and John Machado – 26th.

Final Note: New people: please let me know your birthday, so we can all help you celebrate. AND If you want to receive the Express by email, make sure I have your address.


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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