|Powerboat Grand Prix Returns June 27|
Apr 28th to Jul 5th at All Over|
This year's Festival and Powerboat Race will continue to offer nine days of fun
and excitement for the entire family, both on and off the water. It begins on June 27 with a golf tournament followed by a car show Sunday at Lakewood Ranch.
There will be the usual parade, two-days of off-shore racing and, of course, fireworks on July 4.
To assist you residents who are hardy enough to brave the July heat and humidity, here is the schedule and location of events and roads that will be affected by all the hoopla:
Friday, July 3, 6 to 8 p.m.--Parade of Boats, Main Street; 4 to 11 p.m.--Block Party, Lemon Avenue; 8 to 11 p.m.--Display of Boats, Main Street.
Street Closings: Parade Staging, Wallace Avenue & Audubon Place; Main to Fruitville Road, 1 to 8 p.m.; East and Fletcher Avenues, Holton Court--Main to Fruitville, 2-8 p.m. Streets running parallel or crossing Main Street will be closed as the parade passes, during the display and block party.
Fireworks, Saturday, July 4, 9 p.m., Bayfront Island Park. U.S. Highway 41 will be closed from Orange Avenue to Gulf Stream Avenue, 7 to 10 p.m.
|Lisa Howard Extends Invitation to Store Opening|
Apr 29th to Jun 13th|
Lisa Howard, a GT resident and manager of the Palm Express has extended an invitation for the store's Grand Opening June 5 from 6 until 9 p.m. Hors d' oeuvre and champagne will be served.
Studio 41 Salon owners Jim Reese and Neil Jennings are also the owners of Palm Express, located next door to Studio 41. Regular store hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m daily, closed on Sunday.
Items available include snacks, chips, candies, soft drinks and water, Florida Lottery tickets, health and beauty products, greeting cards, coffee, packaged and brewed, pet supplies, tobacco, household products, fresh flowers, milk, eggs, bread and protein bars.
Packaged foods include sandwiches and pastries brought in daily from C'Est La Vie Restaurant.
There is no seating.
|WiFi Problems Persist Even With 2nd Modem |
May 22nd to Jul 1st|
For those of you who recently have experienced trouble connecting to the WiFi network, have faith, those in the know say a fix is near. A second modem is operational doubling capacity, the cause of recent problems. Inspire will monitor usage and when sampling is complete, divide users between the two modems to eliminate the overload. What was expected to take days to correct, is fast becoming weeks as more residents are reporting problems. To compound the problem the wait time when telephoning Support is near an hour in many instances,
Still, InspireWiFi, the company that installed the building-wide network, insists the problems are fixable, and they are working daily to do just that.