19th Annual Gulf Beaches Rotary Tennis and Golf Challenge
The Gulf Beaches Rotary Club and the City of Treasure Island are again joining forces to hold the 19th Annual Rotary Tennis and Golf Challenge on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis Center, 10315 Paradise Boulevard. The Tennis Challenge will be a Men’s and Women’s Doubles Round Robin for players of all playing levels and abilities starting at 9:00am. The Golf Scramble will be for both men and women with a shotgun start at 9:30am.
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Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast Reschedules Race for the Cure
Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast, based in St. Petersburg, announced today that due to the lingering impact of Hurricane Irma and the need of the community to focus on rebuilding, the organization is rescheduling its signature fundraising event to February 17, 2018.
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Treasure Island eyes closure of recycling center
Because of the abuse of the multifamily recycling center at Roselli Park, city leaders are considering closing the facility and expanding the recycling site at City Hall. Following a discussion Feb. 6, city commissioners will vote on the measure either Feb. 20 or the following meeting on March 6.
They sold everything and bought a boat to sail the world. It sank on day two
They sold everything they owned in Colorado. Last year they bought a 28-foot sailboat in Alabama and headed for Tarpon Springs. They lived at the marina for months, getting the Lagniappe ready for their journey. They said their goodbyes on Tuesday and set sail for Key West. The next day, the dream died in John’s Pass.
Florida's Pinellas County beaches offer stretch of sand for every mood
Florida’s Pinellas County covers the full range. More than two dozen communities populate the Gulf Coast peninsula anchored by St. Petersburg. Most are divided between what’s locally known as “The Burg,” meaning the city and adjacent suburbs, and “The Beach,” a string of barrier islands near Tarpon Springs on the north to the Tampa Bay inlet on the south.
Treasure Island actions aid first responders
In separate resolutions, Treasure Island firefighters received approval to purchase a second set of protective gear and the police department got the thumbs-up to purchase two new police vehicles. Total cost of both purchases is $107,742.
Development is among the issues as six vie for commission seats in Treasure Island
With the recent hiring of a new manager and three commission seats up for election, voters will be writing some new history for the city on March 13.
Second DCA denies request for rehearing in Treasure Island case
Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal has denied a motion by the city of Treasure Island for a rehearing involving a lawsuit with three beach hoteliers. The decision was rendered Jan. 10 and officially ends the four-year legal action. The next step will be for both sides to negotiate legal fees accrued by the plaintiffs.
Brew pubs popping up in beach communities
The Sea Dog Brew Pub opened in Treasure Island in October. It followed others opening along the beaches: Mastry’s in St. Pete Beach and Mad Beach Brewery in Madeira Beach. There could be another to follow in Indian Rocks Beach if the hopes of city officials are realized.
Treasure Island moves toward more turtle-friendly streetlights
City commissioners passed a resolution Dec. 19 requesting the Florida Department of Transportation to grant a lighting variance to Gulf Boulevard, allowing for the installation of more turtle-friendly amber LED streetlights.
Customer blames resort poolside bar owner for injuries
A West Virginia woman is suing a Treasure Island resort, alleging premises liability and negligence.
Volleyball event headed to Treasure Island
City commissioners voted unanimously Dec. 5 to approve a proposal by the Tampa Bay Beach Bums to host a two-day tournament behind the Bilmar Beach Resort on Saturday, Dec. 30 and Sunday,. Dec. 31. The event is projected to attract between 120 and 250 teams for play on 30 courts.
Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis Offers Pickleball
The Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis Center is offering Pickleball. Pickleball which is a combination of table tennis, badminton and tennis is the fastest growing sport in the country! It is a low impact and low risk activity that is FUN for all ages.
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2nd DCA rules in TI beach parking case
A recent decision by Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals opens the door for the city of Treasure Island to again stage events on the beach but public parking on the beach will remain illegal.
Treasure Island Causeway talks to start with St. Pete
In an effort to save the city about $100,000 per year in maintenance costs, Treasure Island leaders are set to begin discussions with the city of St. Petersburg about a possible maintenance agreement for the east end of the Treasure Island Causeway.
Corps awards contract for Pinellas County beach renourishment
The contractor will place approximately 1 million cubic yards of beach-quality sand along the critically eroded shoreline of Sand Key, and approximately 63,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand on Treasure Island at Sunshine beach.
Looking Back...to 1951: Curious about wrestling's Gorgeous George who was staying at Treasure Island's Buccaneeer Hotel
'Gorgeous George' Wagner became one of the most popular wrestlers of the 1940s and 1950s thanks to his athleticism, his bleach blond hair, his brilliant self-promotional skills and a singularly outrageous in-ring persona that was ahead of its time. Below is a snapshot of the wrestler from back in 1951.
Treasure Island fees to increase
The cost of doing business with the city of Treasure Island is about to increase slightly.
Treasure Island K9 named in Nationwide most unusual pet insurance claim of the year list
After reviewing nearly 1.5 million pet insurance claims received over the past year, Nationwide has nominated 12 worthy candidates for the 2017 Hambone Award, one of which is from Treasure Island
Treasure Island still hoping for tolling endorsement
City officials are still holding out hope the Federal Highway Administration will give them the thumbs-up to return tolls to the Treasure Island Causeway.