Treasure Island Tampabay Newsletter.
September 18, 2009
THE FINE PRINT: Published online since 2005 by the City of Treasure Island Public Information Office for exactly 1262 mostly calm and reasonable online subscribers. For more sublime reading pleasure, back issues available here.
We’re(everybody in Treasure Island) a big fan of fans but it’s that time of year, when air conditioning is second nature to switching on the light, where we’d thrill to giving our fans a vacation from their non-stop whirling since, oh, about May. There are signs autumn is approaching, though – moist rooms of budget workshop deliberations are history; the TI Art Guild shows are back at city hall; Dockmaster Les at the yacht club is looking for Holiday Boat Parade sponsors; and, yes, Canadian Thanksgiving is just about three weeks away … virtually a nippy cold front of Treasure island’s autumnal events are upon us. And fall? Conveniently scheduled to begin next Tuesday at 5:18pm. And our fans? No vacation for them, not for a few weeks yet …
That glorious honking sound on Treasure Island
Is it a flock of Canadian geese sensing fall? (5:18pm Tuesday, you know). Perhaps someone learning Morse Code in their car? No, most likely it’s happy drivers on Isle of Capri and Palms honking their horns in extreme pleasure as the long-awaited road repaving project comes to their street. Smooth, triple-blade Gillette razor quality roads should be finished by the end of September. Click the clicky above for a list of streets that will be made as black as midnight on a moonless night.
Using a complex formula made up of deleted health care reform pages, old phonebooks and sunspot cycles, we’ve come up with a nifty, new, one-size-fits-all residentialholiday trash collection schedule. Simply put – after a holiday, we collect one day later. Yep, that even means Saturday collections for Friday holidays (the exception is when Christmas or New Year’s is on a Saturday – and we’ll deal with that later). The backstory on devising the schedule is here but there comes a moment at work when you’ve made up your mind that you just aren’t doing anything productive for the rest of the day … probably around the same time this newsletter shows up … so you might want to read it then.
UNCORKING A BOTTLE (OR TWO) OF FUN: Another sure sign summer is almost over – the Isle of Capri Civic Association is back to their delicious wine and cheese habit again on Friday, October 16th at the TI Community Center. Tickets are $10 with proceeds donated to our TI Parks & Rec Department Halloween Spooktacular. Party down at 6:30pm with cheeses you never knew existed (Venezuelian Beaver Cheese?), fruits, wines and snacks. Info & tix at 727-367-1474 … NOW ONLINE: By clicking on the TIPD box on our homepage, you’ll be whisked away to a veritable walk-in closet of Treasure Island crime and traffic data. Want to know the number of DUI stops for any given month, all the way back to 2004? You’ll find it here. Need the number of “glass on the beach” violations for August 2009? Again, it’s right here on the updated TIPD web pages. Plus, every Monday we post a fresh new week of police calls in the Treasure Island Police Blotter … WE’LL CROSS THAT BRIDGE WHEN WE COME TO IT: And the time is now, as Treasure Island applies for a TIGER (Transportation Improvement Generating Economic Recovery) grant to the tune of about $3.9-million for replacement of the Isle of Palms and Capri bridges . The catch? We’d have to complete the bridges by February 2012. We hear honking already … Next e*ti: October 1st.
– Jeff Jensen, Editor
Treasure Island Tampabay Newsletter.