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February 12, 2009
THE FINE PRINT: Published online since 2005 by the City of Treasure Island Public Information Office for exactly 1087 online sunscribers. Forward this to a unsubscribed friend (or even someone you don’t like) so we can hit the 1100 subscribers mark and get a fancy plaque.



There’s music a-plenty at Mardi Gras (from the French term, Marty Grass, meaning “the Lawn of Someone named Martin”) on February 20th & 21st when the Kiwanis Mardi Gras comes to Treasure Island. We love the music so much, we’ve made up a song. Sing along, everybody, (to the tune of “On Broadway”) especially you Wall Street CEOs! C’mon, harmonize!
They say the neon lights are bright, on Wall Street.
They say there’s always money in the air.
I don’t need to explain a thing, because I got more than any king.
And Congress will always give me more, on Wall Street.
Mardi Gras is a celebration also known as “shrovetide” and pancakes are the tradition (which means IHOP is a religious experience, in our book).

It’s a racquet, it’s a club
Ten years strong, our annual Gulf Beaches Rotary Golf & Tennis Challenge raises oodles of money for Treasure Island kids recreation programs and scholarships. And everybody is dressed so nice. Men personally iron their polo shirts for this event. The Italian Dinner and Auction is Friday the 20th at Treasure Bay; the golfing and tennis is Saturday the 21st. Do the RSVP thing today at 727-547-4575 ext. 237. And we recommend a steam iron.

The glamorous job of relining troublesome manholes
Beginning this week, 64 manhole interiors around Treasure Island will be refurbished with a giant pink (yes, pink) sheath to block groundwater seepage. (There are the makings of a joke here – but it would be so wrong.) But seriously, folks, some of our manholes are in terrible shape and reducing the amount of groundwater intrusion reduces the amount of sewage we pay to treat. The refurbishment process has no impact on sewer service and only takes a couple of hours per manhole. Then the contractor, CCI, moves on to the next manhole and the process begins again. For Nature, I’m David Attenborough – goodnight.

 IT’S CALLED A YARD SALE: Because nearly everything on sale comes from a garage. Isle of Capri does their Yard Sale this Saturday, February 14th, 8am to 1pm. Look for sweetheart deals at homes with the red hearts … IF THE IMAGE OF RICHARD SIMMONS DISTURBS YOU: You’ll be thinking “Ricky Martin” in no time after a 60-minute Zumba workout this Saturday at the TI Community Center. Just $5, with proceeds going to Team TI in the Relay For Life this April. Zumba starts at 2pm … FOOD FOR THOUGHT: The best name for a library event, ever. The Gulf Beaches Public Library has invited a bunch of top-notch restaurants for their March 7th fundraiser. Tix are $20 and $30 and available at 727-391-2828. Beer and wine, too. Shindig gets underway at 6pm – get there early because the great food is practically inhaled … YES, YOU DO NEED ANOTHER T-SHIRT: We still have some “Four Lanes of Freedom” t-shirts leftover from the bridge opening in August ’07 and they’re priced to move: $3 each or two for $5. Get ’em at City Hall, while supplies last (and the supply has lasted a LONG time) … Next Newsletter: February 26th.

– Jeff Jensen, Editor  


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