What is the link between
Blaise Pascal, the 17th Cen-
tury French mathematician and
Historic Kenwood? Hint: it’s
called Pascal’s Hexagrammum
Pascal was fascinated by the
mathematical mysteries of the
hexagon (a six-sided polygon).
And Historic Kenwood is
replete with hexagons — mainly
in the form of the hexagonal
pavers which are ubiquitous in
Like our brick-paved streets
and vintage bungalows, Ken-
wood would not be Historic
Kenwood without its hexagonal
pavers. They are a much-loved
vintage characteristic of our
Pride in Historic Kenwood
neighborhood and perhaps it’s
for that reason that the His-
toric Kenwood Preservation
Task Force regularly receives
Saturday, June 25 — June is the month we to such an event, where thousands converge to requests for hexagonal pavers.
celebrate our city’s diversity through the annual celebrate. The gay and lesbian community has Unfortunately, for some
Pride event. The City of St. Petersburg has been played an important part in the revitalization of mysterious reason, no one
celebrating its GLBT community with a Pride this neighborhood. Pride offers us a chance to seems willing to part with them.
parade and street festival since 2003. Now in demonstrate that fact and show our appreciation So if you really want to make
its ninth year, the St. Pete Pride promenade is for the diversity here. This is the day we com- someone’s day, please consider
considered one of the best parades in Tampa Bay. memorate the bravery of the Stonewall rioters donating any unused hexagonal
Within this relatively short amount of time, St. with a parade. It’s hard to believe that something pavers to the Historic Kenwood
Pete Pride has grown into one of the largest Pride so wonderful started on a muggy night, in a dark Preservation Task Force.
events in the southeast and is the largest Pride bar, in the early hours of June 28, 1969 with Call us at (727) 289-6986 to
event in the state of Florida. It’s also the largest raiding police and rioting patrons. This tradition make a donation or to request
single day event of any kind in St. Petersburg. started in a couple large cities — New York City, an architectural artifact for your
What started as a few thousand native Floridians Chicago and Los Angeles — in 1970 and has home restoration project. For
and a couple city blocks on beautiful Central since become a focal point for the solidarity of more on Historic Kenwood
Avenue has become an international attraction, GLBT community across the nation. Pride will Preservation, please visit us on
spanning eight blocks and attracting tens of the web at http://historicken-
spill over into businesses, restaurants and even
thousands of people. Last year, St. Pete’s Grand woodpreservation.org.
into our neighborhood streets. Let’s use the next
Central District hosted over 80,000 supporters Note: The Historic Kenwood
month to put our best foot forward by sprucing
of the GLBT community and that number is Preservation Task Force wishes
up our yards and homes and making everyone
expected to grow during the 2011 festivities. The to thanks Brian and Mrs. Linda
that comes into Historic Kenwood feel welcome
parade marches right through Historic Ken- Beaupri for their recent dona-
and like they would want to live here, too.
wood and the Grand Central district on the last tions to the Preservation Task
Saturday of June. How lucky we are to play host — Bill Heyen Force.
Historic Kenwood news June 2011
As write this, it’s a beautiful spring day realizing that we are all part of and play
President with the windows open and the breeze blow- a part in our community. That we are all
Bill Heyen ing in. It’s only a little hard to believe that in really the same . The theme for this year’s
(727) 348-9200 one short month it will be the hottest day of parade is “One Day…” To me, it applies to
Vice President the year, Pride(I still say they should move all people, even to the point that one day we
Paul Dickens the event). However, nothing will keep me won’t say he’s an “African American candi-
email@example.com from walking the streets of H.K. and the date” since we have already had a President
Neighborhood Watch Coord. G.C.D. during the parade and after to cel- that was one. At Pride, you will see fami-
Paul Dickens ebrate Pride right here in our neighborhood. lies. You will see churches. You will see
firstname.lastname@example.org Yes, this the second mention of Pride in this businesses of all types. You might even see
Secretary newsletter, but I just want to encourage ev- the butcher, the baker and the candlestick
Susan Donathon eryone to come out and enjoy the day. Yes, maker. Yes, it’s about diversity. But, it’s also
(727) 321-2090 the original basis for Pride is to celebrate the about neighborhood, family and friends. All
Treasurer GLBT community. For me though, it’s about things that really make us the same.
Jeremiah Rohr celebrating everyone and all that is good
Come and see, I guarantee it’ll be fun.
(727) 599-4427 with Historic Kenwood. See, this/our Pride
event isn’t just about acceptance, it’s about — Bill Heyen
Sallie Hackett Brown
After a good time of being the Kenwood 2) Bring appropriate supply (or arrange
Merchandise Headquarters, Richard and for) to monthly meetings, BungalowFest,
John Seibert Frank would like to pass this on to some-
email@example.com Pride, etc. as needed.
one else. They say it’s been a great way to 3) receive notification from Treasurer of
Newsletter meet many nice people in the neighborhood new premium members and deliver items to
through the sale and delivery of items, and it
Karen and Matt Wiseman would be an excellent opportunity for some-
4) requires 0 to 1+ hours per week, de-
Potato Communications, Inc. one else to have the same experience.
The responsibilities are: pending on events, time of year, etc.
1) maintain inventory of current Ken- Many Thanks to Richard and Frank for
Bobbie Talley wood merchandise and adjust as items are their dedication to HKNA.
firstname.lastname@example.org sold; determine levels for reorder and work Please contact Bill Heyen at 37tudor@
Distribution with sources. tampabay.rr.com or (727) 348-9200
Pride Movie in the Park
HKNA will again have “Movie in the Park” to celebrate Pride week in our Historic
Important Numbers Kenwood Seminole park. The title of the movie will be Billy Elliot and we know it will be
Community Police entertaining. We will let everyone know about the event through the website, e-alerts and
(727) 551-3183 on Facebook. The date is Tuesday, June 21, with airtime at dark. Please bring chairs and a
Non-Emergency cooler with all your favorite goodies and drinks. 2900 Third Ave. N.
MAY GENERAL MEETING
Codes First Thursday of the Month
Mayor’s Action Line June 2 • 7 p.m.
(727) 893-7111 Guest Speaker
Animal Control William Goulet of Environmental Assessments and Consulting,
Inc. will discuss lead and asbestos removal from older homes.
(727) 893-7373 The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast • 3050 1st Ave. South
June 2011 Historic Kenwood news
Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny was on the scene April 23, and the weather
The park was a very festive scene as we had more than 80 little
egg hunters this year. Many thanks to all who donated baskets, plush
animals, toys and eggs full of candy. Every kid was able to find a
basket full of eggs and get a special prize, toy, or stuffed animal.
A big thanks also to all my helpers who were the pavilion decora-
tors, chalk artists and egg hiders; Susan , Terry, Justin, Morgan,
Carolyn, Rachael, Sue, Maurice and LaLUNA. Special thanks go to
Miles, the owner of Miles Automotive at 2736 Ninth Ave. N for the
generous donation of 6 fully filled baskets. As always a very special someone
“thank you” goes to Christine Bauer for arranging for the “appear-
ance” of the Easter Bunny.
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Both Frank and Katharina are those great neighbors that truly de-
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Historic K the fun!
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Care for your Gambuti
- Carolyn pet(s) Landscape Award
Victor Beaumont and Dean Robinson
Last month I talked about Historic 2935 Fourth Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Kennelwood, but I could have as eas- This month the award goes to Victor Beaumont and Dean Robinson, 2935 FourthAve.
ily said Historic Catwood. Walk any N., St. Petersburg, FL 33713. They moved into Historic Kenwood back in September 2004
street in the neighborhood and you from New Hartford, NY. They choose HK because of the bungalow architecture, community
will see kitties in seemingly every
other yard as you go by. Now, I don’t
want to start a war about the issue of
involvement, diversity and proximity to downtown and the beaches. Victor and Dean said
they admired W.C. Turner’s garden and that gave them their inspiration.
outdoor vs. indoor cats. That’s a debate
that will never be won by either side.
However, what I am going to say, is to
please care for your pet. Spay or neuter
your pet appropriately. Take them to a
Over the past few
vet regularly. Make sure they have flea
and tick medicine. Feed them indoors.
months there have been
Make sure your pets stay in your own
yard and are not a pest to your neigh-
several incidents of tar-
bors. This may all seem obvious, but in
geting parked cars in our
these economic times some people are
cutting corners. I’ve gotten reports of
a few people that are putting out their
We can help fight back
cats for good. Leaving them behind
when they move. Not giving them the
by leaving on our front
care they need and leaving well mean-
ing neighbors to care and feed their
porch lights at night.
cats. If you’re one of those neighbors,
----- JOIN THE NEIGHBORHOOD -----
Encourage your neigh-
you must do as your heart feels, but if
you’re one of those pet owners, please WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
bors to leave their lights
do what you should and know is right. HISTORIC KENWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION (“HKNA”)
on too. — Bill Heyen 2011 Annual Membership
Time to renew your membership (or become a member!) of the HKNA and be part of the most active, largest
neighborhood association in St. Petersburg. There is strength in our numbers, and adding your voice by being a
dues paying, voting member of the HKNA helps us achieve positive results for the neighborhood.
Not only is the HKNA a great social network, but in the year past we have been active in supporting the no-
solicitation ordinance, expanded the Crime Watch program (and been honored by the city for its achievements),
worked with businesses coming into the area to further the interests of the neighborhood, and provided a forum
for the concerns of residents to be heard.
Please return the form below, and help us begin the new year with the strength of your support. If you choose
one of the “extra” memberships, you can also enjoy HKNA items to proudly display the neighborhood logo!
(Your merchandise will be delivered to you)
Individual: $15. _______ Couple: $20. ______
Bronze: $35. (includes HKNA Logo T-Shirt) ______
Silver: $50. (includes HKNA Flag___ or Tote Bag___) ______
Gold: $100. (includes HKNA Limited Edition House Plaque,
n by Stephanie Schorr of Craftsman House Gallery ______
Make check payable to “HKNA” and mail to:
HKNA, PO Box 15134, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-5134
June 2011 Historic Kenwood news
Some new businesses Special Thanks To…
in Historic Kenwood Tara Brown for stepping up and organizing the neighborhood
yard sale. She took the template from years past and ran with it. It
Twigs-n-Leaves was great to have someone say they will take on a project and then
follow it through all on her own. She got the 30+ addresses, placed
2131 Central Ave.
the ad, did the printing, put out the signs, maps and balloons, and
Located in the garden space next to RoCo Traders, Twigs &
even made the association a $50+ profit. As has been said, “One
Leaves specializes in native Florida plants, trees and flowers and
person in a neighborhood can’t do it all, but all of us can do some-
carries environmentally friendly organic soils, fertilizers and
thing.” Thanks Tara for just getting it done.
pesticides. They also provide consultation, habitat design and
Cappy’s Pizza also stepped up and on short notice they supplied
installation services. Looking for plants that will survive our
six free pizzas for our June general meeting. They really came
summer heat, feed the butterflies and reseed, this is the place.
through for us and if you find yourself in need of a pizza, please
www.twigsnleaves.com/ or call (727) 822-5400
thank them again from me. 2900 First Ave. N.
Natures Farmacy And Spa — Bill Heyen
2140 9th Ave. N
Sisters Cindy Fultz and Linda Jordans have opened a healthy
boutique that features a large selection of organic herbs, teas,
natural lotions and soaps, tea pots, books, essential oils, along
with a few fun items such as handbags, jewelry and handmade,
one of a kind, trolls. They offer workshops on a variety of top-
ics such as herbal medicine making and Quantum Touch Video
Workshops. They also do energy scans and 24 hour urinalysis.
www.naturesfarmacyandspa.com. Call (813) 417-1551 for info.
Goochi Pooch Grooming Spa
2140 9th Ave North
Larry Boyette, retired “Hairstylist to the Stars,” is a native
Floridian who moved to New York in 1981. While working on
Broadway in musical theatre as a hairstylist, he worked for ce-
lebrities such as Reba McIntire, Bernadette Peters, David Hyde
Pierce, Susan Lucci and Nathan Lane to name a few. In 2008,
he decided to return to his roots here in Florida. His love for
animals (especially dogs) as well as his passion for hairstyling
lead him to his new career as “Stylist for the Dogs.” Call Larry SHORT SALE?
at (727) 954-3434 to make an appointment for your furry best Thinking of Selling or
friend’s “Celebrity Treatment.” Buying a Home?
The Cake Factory at Perc Approximately one in four
2444 Central Ave. and 2987 Central Ave. homeowners owes more
At The Cake factory you will find a wide selection of 3d than what their home is
shaped cakes, signature cupcakes, éclairs, cream puffs, cannolis, worth. For them, selling
chocolate dipped strawberries, cookies, pies, dessert cakes and
more. Their master decorator will sit down with you and your their home can be a Short Sale Certified (SFR) by
The National Association of
party to go over the designs, flavors, servings and any ques- financial, emotional and Realtors (NAR). HKNA 10 year
tions you may have. Also still serving fresh brew coffee at 2444 difficult decision. Short sales resident, past president 2002
Central Ave. for that morning need. and 2003. St. Pete native.
require a must, multi-step
June Buying distressed properties can also be challenging.
Don’t make it difficult, make it happen with
a team of “experienced” professionals.
Sandy Ewing Jr. SFR RCC
June 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Our host this month is John Siebert at 2926 Seventh
office: 727-822-9111 x297
Ave. N. Come see this 2000 and 2009 BungalowFest tour cell: 727-798-7097
home. Bring a dish to share and your beverage of choice. email@example.com 3401- 4th St No
“Call for a Free Market Analysis” St Pete Fl. 33704
Historic Kenwood news June 2011
Ronald F. Holehouse
Is Your Holehouse
Dog Park Bulletin Board
Wind Umbrella Liability Special thanks to Terry Donathan for his construction skills in
building a new bulletin board for our dog park. This will give us a
We offer the highest level of customer service way to spread word of the Historic Kennelwood murals along with
other neighborhood info. Pictured along with Terry is Paul Dickens
along with expert advice, making us the top
and myself (The two grunts that helped with the install.) Oh, yes,
agency in the Bay area. Give us a call today
and Sue’s dog Charlie.
for your free rate quote and make sure your
— Bill Heyen
Holehouse is Insured!
Office Located at:
125 28th St North
Seminole Park: Mutt-Mitt bag holders installed. Due to budget
St. Petersburg, FL 33713 www.holehouseins.com
constraints, the city will not supply the bags. If you live on the park
or frequent it, help us by bringing plastic bags from your shopping
or newspapers to refill the containers . New resident and landscape
architect Craig Heilman will soon reveal his landscape plan.
Website Redesign: Branding for the site is being worked on and
site plan has been developed. Still looking at different website build-
ers and templates are being looked at. Looking to link and access
the new website addresses purchased.
BungalowFest: Volunteers are urgently needed for marketing
and ad sales. We will also need help in other areas as this year as we
are combining our annual home tour with our Art in the Park festi-
val. A site for the designer show house has been found .
Festival of States Parade: We came in second this year in the
neighborhood division and won $150. Many thanks to our builders
and special thanks to Ray for our float trailer and Jeff Danner for the
Pride: Speaking of parades, Pride is right around the corner on
June 25. This is the biggest single day event in St. Pete. and it comes
right through our neighborhood. Stuart Pollack and Stephen LeB-
lanc have agreed to be co- chairs of the event. We need volunteers
to man the neighborhood tent, the beer tent and to build the float and
walk in the parade.
Please Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to help with any
of these committees or volunteer opportunities.
Kenwood residents Haydn Kelly, Dom Smith and Zach Wiseman
were part of Azalea Little League’s Minor B Reds. The team had
a perfect 20-0 season. Azalea is the Little League organization for
Historic Kenwood. Learn more at http://www.azaleabaseball.com.
June 2011 Historic Kenwood news
Historic Kenwood news June 2011
Ride along participants pause in North Kenwood to inspect storm wa-
ter surveys and aerial maps of the Booker Creek watershed. Pictured
from left to right: Latoya Brown, Terrie Weeks, Tim Martin, Cyndi
Fernandez, Jeremiah Rohr. Suncoast Hospice - St. Petersburg
Booker Creek Community Service Center Library
It’s not always easy to wake up early on a Sunday morning for Thursday, June 9 • 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
a community service project, but that’s just what seven of us did 3050 1st Ave South
recently as we convened at a retention pond in North Kenwood to Suncoast Hospice Community Library is expanding. Please come
start a 5-mile bike ride along the remnants of Booker creek. Armed celebrate with us the opening of our new location in St Petersburg. Enjoy
refreshments, learn about our offerings, and share the news about this
with storm water drainage maps and the curiosity of urban explorers, community resource. The library is here to help anyone seeking information
members of the Council of Neighborhood Associations Energy and on health, aging, caregiving, inspiration, end of life, and faith.
Environment committee spent three hours on a hot day to survey the
creek and to look for ways we could improve this vital watershed in (727) HOSPICE / (727) 467-7423
the heart of our city.
Along the way we encountered a surprising amount of wildlife.
Lots of birds were out. The team spotted several nesting moorhens,
a green heron, yellow crested night herons, mottled ducks, and an
assortment of warblers. We also saw alligators in two different loca-
tions, lots of turtles, fish, a water snake and even a manatee!
Indeed, we’re happy to report the creek isn’t in as bad a shape as
we initially thought, but there is still plenty of room for improvement
— especially in the northern half where culverts and neglect rule the
day. But in the south, efforts by ride-along participant Kai Warren
and others are yielding success in the form of a soon-to-be-developed
bike trail that will highlight historic and environmentally significant
features of the creek. Our committee’s hope is to maybe bring some
of that effort further north, with thoughts of connecting the new
“Historic Booker Creek Bike Trail,” which is currently being planned
to run from the Bay to Tropicana Field, all the way to Booker Lake in
North Kenwood and perhaps beyond.
During our ride we also saw at least two retention ponds and
several stretches of creek that we deemed good candidates for reme-
diation work — including a nice stretch in Campbell Park where the
new trail crosses the creek along a wooden bridge. In these places
the waterway flows, but is impaired with invasive hydrilla and other
More than 3,500 acres of land drain into Booker creek (including
all of Historic Kenwood), making it one of the largest watersheds in
the city. The creek itself provides environmental habitat and recre-
ational opportunities, but more importantly, improving the creek’s
health can have a positive impact on the entire watershed, including
the Bay. If you’re interested in helping us improve this vital, but oft
overlooked waterway, please consider joining our committee and
lending your support.
— Tim Martin, Chair We found this guy munching on some water plants in Brooker
CONA Energy & Environment Committee Creek.