|| They are back...
and the long-awaited beach renourishment is taking place
as I write this. The familiar beep-beep of the
bulldozers, graders, excavators, dump trucks, loaders
and backhoes as they work 24/7 is music to our ears,
although probably not so much in the wee hours of the
Pat Ifft, #408
The project began last
month on Treasure Island’s Sunshine
Beach (north end), with 75,000 yds. of
sand. Next came Sunset Beach
with 215,000 yds. Pass-a-Grille
received 125,000 yds., and Upham
is growing nicely with 140,00 yds. of sand.
The total cost of the project is $16,182,000.
There has been no word on installation of a
permanent jetty offshore in St. Pete Beach. The
temporary yellow groins have held up amazingly
well, but they were never intended to be a
permanent solution to beach erosion.
Also, Sandy Bodgen has
some amazing pictures at
So you will be able to
follow what is going on right in front of
The picture above was
taken about four hours after the two previous.
A very efficient operation, indeed.
Spring Shuffleboard Winners
It seems like a long time ago that this
picture was taken... maybe because it was.
Nevertheless, we thought you’d like to remember
what a great Spring Shuffle we enjoyed so much.
Chairperson Marlene Reid
handed out prizes to the 2014 Spring Shuffle
From right to left:
Champions: Don Schneider and
Runners-up: Rose Lepine
and Denis O’Connor;
and Vic DeNardo.
A big crowd enjoyed the dinner afterwards,
and of course loved receiving the door prizes
donated by our generous merchants and
A very belated but sincere
thank you to all the dedicated committee and the
players for a great Starlight day.
Some people news
Betty Gibson, 402, had ankle replacement surgery
in Akron several weeks ago, and is recovering at Rockynol Skilled Nursing Facility. Cards can be
sent to her home address in Akron.
Welcome Phil Christman to the building in 708.
Welcome back to Susanna Fields in the
office, after her summer break.
Happy Labor Day Weekend everyone!
A final note:
I am truly sorry to announce that
this is my last issue of The Starlight Express.
As most of you know, my husband, Ed,
has Alzheimer's Disease, and his care is my first and
only concern these days.
He is doing well, and we take each day as it
want to thank Louisa Simos, our webmaster, for her
wonderful job of taking the Express and displaying it so
beautifully on our website.
And thanks to everyone for providing “the news”.
If someone would like to take over as Editor, I
would be happy to assist in any way I can.
Editor of Starlight Express