From the Publisher - Betsy Judge, Island Reporter Newspaper


Last month we announced the expansion of TIR into Madeira Beach. The paper was mailed there as planned, but copies also landed in mail boxes in N. Reddington Beach. The mistake was discovered after I received a lovely e-mail from a woman there thanking me for the paper and promising to visit some of our advertisers. Unfortunately, that mail carrier route was not supposed to be added. We hope to include communities further to the north someday.

October is looking to be a banner month for things to do in and around the Gulf Beaches. There are free concerts on the first four Fridays of the month at Horan Park in St. Pete Beach. Party Under the Lights returns to Historic 8th Avenue in Pass-a- Grille. The event-packed week dubbed Localicious in downtown St. Petersburg will showcase local, independent businesses. 

Area residents can join thousands of other dancers around the world to raise money for charity on Thrill Day or walk to raise money to fight Alzheimer’s at the Octoberfest Beach Crawl. And the piece de resistance - the Bayway Bridge Bash celebrating the completion of the new bridge. It promises to be a fun-filled evening with something for everyone. It is wonderful to live in such a vibrant community. 

Cap off this event-filled month with Halloween and it is sure to be a happy October!