Wednesday, September 16th, 7:00 p.m. at the Country Club
Remember to bring non-perishable food for the Free Clinic’s Food Bank.
Meetings of the Association are held 5 times a year, in January, March, May, September and November, usually on the 3rd Wednesday, at the St. Petersburg Country Club, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Save the Date – Our Next Meetings
Another Ruby Fund Candidate
Here is Elmer, so named because he has the black and white markings of a cow. This is a very sweet animal who has apparently been used as a bait dog but other than being shy and timid, he seems to have no damage. He passed all his ‘aggression’ tests at Animal Services and we are hoping to find a nice home for him with someone who can be patient and loving while he learns that the world is not going to hurt him any more. If you can help, please contact Jennifer Flannery at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recycle – The New Program
By now all the homes in Lakewood should have received their big blue recycle bins. Pick-up does not begin until Tuesday, June 30th, so please put your bin back by your house where you keep your regular garbage container. These containers do not seal as tightly as our garbage bins so be sure the lid is properly in place to avoid your container filling up with water.
As with your regular garbage pick-up, nothing left at the curb by the bin is going to get picked up. This is an automated process that does not allow for the driver to get out and give you personal service!
Pick-up for recycle will be every other week, so our next date after the program begins on June 30th will be July 14th.
There is a list of what you can and cannot put into the recycle bins – it came in the plastic sleeve you received with the container but if you’ve lost it, go to www.stpete.org and check out the Sanitation Department – instructions are there. Chief among the things you can’t put into these bins are pizza boxes, and the paper plates you ate the pizza off, or for that matter any used paper plates — these cannot be cleaned enough to make them recyclable.
This program is new to all of us, including the city, so it’s going to be a learning process. We will all need to be patient.
If you know of a vacant house with a blue bin sitting at the curb, pass on the address to us at email@example.com.