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April 2013 Starlight Tower Express Newsletter in St Pete Beach Pinellas County Florida
Volume XXII, No. 4
October 22, 2013
Editor - Pat Ifft (eifft@tampabay.rr.com)
Webmaster - Louisa Simos (webmaster@starlight-tower.com)

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

Thank You Pat 


There are many hundreds of pictures of Starlight sunsets. But...
early one morning as I looked out over the Gulf, the sky was an amazing shade of pink.
Of course!
The sun was on the other side of the building.
So I went out on the walkway and was mesmerized by this incredible sight.
This picture doesn’t begin to capture the awesome beauty of the sunrise, but it might encourage us to take time occasionally to appreciate our home in paradise.

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When I began this newsletter, I accessed the previous copy, and was surprised to discover that the last issue was dated last April! There really hasn’t been much going on down here except lovely spring weather, a somewhat hot summer, a mild autumn, and thank goodness... not a storm to report. Hurricane season lasts until November 30, so we can’t be completely complacent, but forecasters are fairly confident that we’re home free for this year.


The Pool renovation & Gulf side Landscaping are finished
The pool renovation and landscaping are finished and the grounds look absolutely grand. The area which fronts Beach Plaza at our entrance & exit will be worked on as appropriate weather and water availability occur.
Here are a few pictures that describe our classy setting better than I could.

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The latest Board meeting

The Board met on Thursday evening and since there wasn’t a quorum, no business was transacted.
However, a couple of items in the budget for 2014 were explained. The budget will be distributed to owners very shortly.

There will be an increase in maintenance fees of about 4.3% next year, mostly attributed to
  • redoing the walkways to maintain the manufacturer’s warranty on the cathodic protection system.
  • The insurance premiums on our building and garages will rise moderately.
  • Exact figures will be in the proposed budget.
Other discussions included:
  • the possibility of CFL and/or LED lighting and
  • adding doors to the dumpster site.
The next board meeting will be November 21 at 7 p.m. in the lobby.
If you are in the building at that time, come on down and get the information directly.


Guest Apartment Makeover
The guest apartment was given a facelift in the spring (see the April issue for pictures of the hardworking volunteers). Here are a couple “afters”. Apartment 106 can be rented through the office. Owner must be resident in the building when having guests occupy 106.

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A friendly smile and candy provide a relaxing ambience at Starlight's Office
And speaking of sprucing up, Susanna has the office looking really nice.
No more dingy droopy.
When you walk into the office now, you see this...
And yes, that is a basket of candy on the counter.

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Some very sad News

Farewell to these Starlighters:

 

  • Al Stucko:
    We are very sorry to learn of the death of Al Stucko, apartment 108, on October 19. Al and Carol have wintered at Starlight since 1983. Our sympathy to Carol and all the Stucko family.

  • Jim Brennan:
    We are saddened to report the death of Jim Brennan, a fine gentleman and longtime owner of apartment 206, on October 8. Our sincere sympathy to all the Brennan family on their loss.

  • Bill Palmer:
    Our sympathy is extended to Bill Palmer, apartment 307 on the death of his mother in September.

  • Sheila Klitzky:
    And our sympathy to the family and friends of Sheila Klitzky, former Starlight resident at 806, who died on July 5 in Chicago.

Farewell to these Starlighters: Al Stucko, Jim Brennan, Mrs. Palmer and last but not least Sheila Klitzky, thank you for being good neighbors and friends!

 

 

Thank you all for being good neighbors and friends!

 

 

 

 

 


Welcome

A very warm Starlight welcome to new tenants:
Aimee Spafford from Georgia in 801 and Barbara Stuart from San Diego in 505.

 
 
 
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