COMMUNITY

Fire Station 43 Grand Opening

The crowd was large and ready to celebrate. They had gathered Oct. 12 for a long-awaited grand opening. After years of planning and months of construction, the hard work was now over. The new Fire Station 43 in Belleair Bluffs was ready to open.



Emergency Preparedness

On Monday, April 23, 2018, the City of Belleair Bluffs collaborated with the Town of Belleair to host “Sheltering in Place: A Hurricane Awareness Symposium”. The community gathered at Belleair Bluffs Community Center to learn about how to prepare for storm related events with topics ranging from general preparedness tips to generator safety and special needs registration. Pinellas County Marketing and Communications recorded and edited the video below.




Christening the Restrooms at the New Boat Ramp

Mayor Chris Arbutine of Belleair Bluffs, whose office is less than a mile from the park, has lived in the area since 1976. His office immediately received calls when the boat ramps and park reopened without a bait house. "Belleair Bluffs has made sure to keep reminding the county of the importance of the bait house,'' he said. "We're happy it's going to be done.''

Commisssioners Sofer, Shimkus, Nazario, Barkley and me.



Bluffs Business Association Wine Walk

Mayor Chris always supports the opportunity to sample wine and appetizers enriching the communities knowledge of the 40+ member/merchant, businesses in the Belleair Bluffs community. The annual Belleair Bluffs Holiday tree lighting program has the Salvation Army Band provide music while all gather at the Community Center, 2747 Sunset Blvd. With welcoming remarks by Mayor Chris Arbutine, songs by the Indian Rocks Christian School Elementary Chorus and The Ladies Ensemble and the lighting of the Christmas tree, heralding the arrival of Santa.



Annual Bluffs Christmas Celebration

The annual Belleair Bluffs Holiday tree lighting program has music with the Salvation Army Band. Welcoming remarks by Mayor Chris Arbutine, songs by the Indian Rocks Christian School Elementary Chorus and The Ladies Ensemble and the lighting of the Christmas tree, heralding the arrival of Santa. The city will provides the annual tree ornament and the Bluffs Business Association will provide refreshments. Residents are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys, videos, books or sporting goods appropriate for children from infants to age 16. They are presented to the Sheriff’s Office Victim Advocate Unit for families in need this holiday season.

BELLEAIR BLUFFS ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY PICNIC

The event always features hot dogs, hamburgers, and sides; kids face painting; inflatable bounce house and a dessert contest. Attendees who bring their best baked goods by 10:30 a.m. have a chance to win great prizes. The categories are cookies, pies, cakes and novelty. Entertainment will always be live music by local bands.

The Commisssioners and me: Judging the Dessert Contest

My dad "Art" in the blue shirt. Still looking good at 80.

My girls, Ashley & Lexi.