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6th Annual Broadwater Boat Parade of Holiday LightS
Enter your boat by emailing BroadwaterHolidayBoatParade@gmail.com
The route should be similar to last year.
The map and voting information will be posted here and sent out on Infolink and Nextdoor.
Pictures from 2015 may be viewed and downloaded here.
The results of the voting were:
First place: Boat #2 Jason & Kim Mottert
Tied for 2nd Place: Boat #5 Kevin & Michelle Stella (The Grinch Boat)
and Boat #10 John & Luz Sackett (The Kiss Boat)
BROADWATER HELPING HANDS
On Saturday November 5th, a group of caring volunteers gathered at a home on 46th Avenue South to transform a front and back lawn, which has had multiple code violations, into a manageable, and much-improved low maintenance landscape. The project was completed in 4 hours and was made possible via a $500 mini-grant from the City of St. Petersburg. During this event, Broadwater resident Kenny Bishop (owner with wife Judy of Kenny’s Lawn & Landscape Inc in St. Petersburg) provided heavy equipment, hauling and two crew members Devon and Socorro to lead the following neighbors in the yard overhaul: Tom Ando, John Sackett, Paul Krueger, Kathy Farmer, Lowell Dexter, Kristen Mory, Kelly Bradshaw, Lynn Hobbs, Brenda Coefield, Cheryl Cook and John Braamse. We can’t thank you all enough for making a huge positive neighborhood impact. Volunteer hours for this project will also be used to match grant funding for the 38th Street project that is in progress. None of this would have happened without the incredible drive and organization of Kristen Mory who does so much for Broadwater and the Skyway Marina District.
We thank you for your passion and commitment to making Broadwater and our surrounding area great!! When it comes to the Helping Hands program, the basic premise of the program is to help a neighbor in need, but also help the neighborhood and everyone who resides there. A quote from Shirley Chisholm sums it up nicely, “You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” Thank you so much to all the volunteers who implement so many ideas for our neighborhood and community year round! Click for more event pictures.
If you or a neighbor in Broadwater needs a helping hand or you would like to be a Helping Hands volunteer, please contact Kristen Mory at 727-688-9597 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday September 24th, Broadwater volunteers took part in Carefest 2016. Carefest is a nationwide volunteer day where individuals, groups and associations join forces to complete projects identified by local groups. This year Broadwater adopted two projects. Thanks go out to Vicki Linkovich, Junia & Mike Milvain, Gia Ockuly, Tom Ando and Bailey & Sarah Tapia for volunteering to staff the registration tables at Lake Vista Park. Block Captains Tom Hobgood and Brian Dault along with Sue Lamoureux organized the 40th St. S project where volunteers installed a fence gate and cleaned up a neighbor’s yard. Thanks also to Ken Lamoureux, Paul Kegel, David Perillo and Evan, Toby & Jedi Dault for volunteering their time and energy. All of you made a difference!! We hope to continue this type of effort on a regular basis to help others and improve Broadwater! View More Pictures of the event.
17th annual Broadwater family picnic
What a perfect day it was for the longest running Annual Broadwater Event on April 24th. A crowd of 180 enjoyed the beautiful atmosphere as well as complimentary massages from Stern to Stem Massage (thanks Jeff!). Thanks to all of volunteers lead by Evelyn Hill, Gia Ockuly and Kristie Wagner. Our chefs (Ray Ockuly, Mike Zito, Roger Sheahen, Mike Pezze & Mike Roesner) served hamburgers, hot dogs, and Johnsonville brats from the grill and as usual our residents brought some great dishes to share. TASCO once again entertained with music and games and inflatables for the kids. We also had door prizes that were donated by 40 of our generous local merchants. Please support these great businesses that support Broadwater!
Many thanks to the following folks for donating their time and energy making this event a success for the 17th straight year: Edie Creter & Chuck Goes (our photographers), Jana Amsler, Dana Ando, Paula Briggs, Melanie Diaz, Mark & Patti Ewin, Linda Farden, John Ferguson, Deb Kedersha, Vivian Linden, Vicki Linkovich, Lee & Paul Krueger, Kristen Mory, Maria Roesner, Tim Stevenson & Tim Wagner and the 9 awesome members of the TASCO Team led by Yoser Pacheco. Thanks also to all our 2016 Association members and our advertisers who support our social events all year. Please visit family picnic 2016 to view or download photos of this event..
14th annual bca holiday party
The 14th Annual Broadwater Holiday Party & Annual Meeting
Click for Details and to RSVP Before December 12th
2015 Holiday Party Pictures may be viewed and downloaded here.
4th annual broadwater halloween party
The 4th Annual Broadwater Halloween Party on October 22nd was held on a picture perfect night for 170 attendees who arrived with some great original costumes and some creative Halloween themed foods. The 63 kids in attendance had a blast on the hay ride piloted by Sean Nyitray. Those who dared to enter the haunted house were greeted with some new twists this year including a haunted jeep and a few more live actors! The costume and themed food contests brought out the best in our creative Broadwater kids and adults. Lynne Hobbs took the award for best side with her pumpkin cheese dip and Cecilia Canizares won for best dessert with her spooky chocolate cake. Thank you to all who participated in all of the contests! This event was made possible through the planning and hard work of Sean, Jennifer & Nova Nyitray, Gia & Ray Ockuly, Mark & Patti Ewin and Tim & Kristie Wagner. Thanks also to Tim Stevenson, Tom Ando, Charlie Phillips, Kristen Mory, Rich Ruiz, Derek Kilborn, Tony Schott (Johnsonville Brats), Dawn & Rick Tripolino, Alex Rollar, Leesha, Mackenzie, Kasey, Emma, Amada, and our photographers Philip Creter, Erkki Taada and Danita Tang. And of course none of this would have been possible without our wonderful hosts, the Canizares Family, who are always very accommodating and always provide us with some great kids to help clean up the day after!
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The beautification improvements along 38th Street South are moving along and, if everything behaves, we are still on target to be substantially complete by the end of this year.
Work Completed to Date:
· The City Matching Grant has been approved
· All permits are in place
· Concrete curb/gutter and precast inlet cover were replaced
· Railing shop drawings have been approved and the railings are in fabrication. Once the railing fabrication is complete, they will be sent out for a marine-grade powder-coating.
· Landscaping/irrigation pre-construction meeting was held on 11/18
· The irrigation rough-in connection to the south neighbor, Ted Vandigriff (thank you Ted!), will be completed within the next three weeks
· Railing install will start week of 12/12
· Concrete bollards will be removed after the railing install, +/- 12/16
· Final irrigation and landscaping will be installed week of 12/19
· If there is slippage in the schedule, the project completion date may leak into January due to the holidays
· Volunteers are already in place for the first year to maintain the greenspace
· If dock companies continue to use this area for barge staging and material off-loading, damage to the new landscaping and railing will ultimately occur. We (Broadwater) are responsible for any damages. Therefore, we plan to contact the dock companies in writing to advise them of the improvements and to advise them to use another location going forward. YOU CAN ALSO HELP - If you are in the midst of getting your dock repaired, or plan to in the future, please write it into your owner-subcontractor agreement that the subcontractor is to not use the 38th Street South for access. Gulfport Marina is one option for them to load their barges or they can carry the materials in from the street.
If you have not done so already, please mail your check made out to Broadwater Civic Association to Mike Zito 4369 48th Ave S St. Petersburg, FL 33711.
If you have any questions, or would like to pledge or increase your pledge, contact Mike Zito at Mikepzito@gmail.com or 813-727-7035
Another way you can help with the project is to buy Honey Baked Ham Gift certificates online.
Honey Baked Hams will donate 20% of your purchase toward the project!
Order some for yourself or for holiday gifts online before December 22nd and use them anytime. Click for more information
Debris In Our Waters
Many of our landscapers routinely blow grass clippings and other yard debris into our waters and streets. Did you know that no matter where this happens in Broadwater the debris will end up in our canals and Boca Ciega Bay? Did you know that fines up to $10,000 can be levied for allowing yard debris, grass clippings or pet waste to enter our waters even via street drains? This type of activity can contribute to algae blooms that lead to red tide and frankly make our canals ugly! Your lawn service is required to know these facts as well. In fact they are required to obtain a Best Management Practices (BMP) certification to do business in Pinellas County. The BMP course is a one-time 3 hour course that all employees are required to take. In order to protect our waters let’s be proactive and make sure that we and our lawn services are aware of and follow these practices. If you observe illegal activity you should make the person aware and if it continues you should report it to Pinellas County. Together we can keep our waters clean. For much more information please visit http://www.stpete.org/city_departments/stormwater_operations/index.php
Your dues are appreciated and support the many activities of the Broadwater Civic Association. Thanks to our 314 paid members in 2016. We ended up at 59% and 8 more members than last year’s total. The 2017 membership form was included in the Winter Broadwater breeze or you can download it here. Please feel free to add a donation to your membership fee to allow us to do more to improve our already great neighborhood. Please be sure to fill out your membership form completely even if your information has not changed. This will insure that we have your information up to date.
may Day Race showcases the skyway marina district!
The May Day Race was a huge success with nearly 500 registrants (including many Broadwater residents) for the scenic 5k, 10k and Kids Dashes. The weather was perfect, the course was beautiful and the competition was tight! A big thank you goes out to all of the volunteers who made this event a success, especially those from Broadwater. This event would not be possible without great support from our local businesses as sponsors, especially Ceridian which hosted the pre and post-race activities. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Skyway Marina District and the Fund a Classroom Project for Pinellas County Schools. To view race results, you can visit www.coolrunning.com and photos can be viewed on the Facebook at Skyway Marina District and May Day Race. Perhaps most importantly, we have gained many more fans of the district and our beautiful Clam Bayou! Hope to see you again next year! Thanks to the following Broadwater volunteers who helped make this event a success: Mike Milvain, Dick Collins, Jana Amsler, Tom Ando, Kristen & Evan Mory, Kris Holtman, Vicki Linkovich, Lynn Hanshaw, Gia Ockuly, Phil & Sandy Spence, Hunter Whittle and Kathy Farmer.