Choose Your Lifestyle




ASPEC attracts residents to St Petersburg

 ASPEC attracts residents to St Petersburg. The Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College offers involvement, community, continuous learning and fun. Many members come because they know other people here, some have read about it, some just happen on it. 

ASPEC has over 40 different interest groups, most of which meet weekly. Topics cover the arts, literature, business, science, languages, politics, performing arts, photography, computers, culture and lifestyle. These groups are led by members and everyone contributes. 

ASPEC has lots of fun, too, from weekly social hours to monthly dinners out, from lunches to trips to area museums and theater presentations, from card games to waterfront sailing, from foreign films to holiday events. Some ASPEC members are famous, others are not. The common denominator to me is that these are interesting people who have led interesting lives and they are willing to share. 

Spoken by Sharon Simms | Discussion: No Comments »

EC-SAR Eckerd College Search and Rescue Team

 EC-SAR, the Eckerd College Search and Rescue Team is one of the most respected rescue organizations on the west coast of Florida. They are known to many boaters, since they get more than 500 rescue calls per year, but too few people know that they work closely with the US Coast Guard, 911 medical response and other state and local agencies. Due to their location, they are often the first responders to a disaster. In 1980 EC-SAR found national prominence when they were one of the first rescue units to the Skyway Bridge disaster.

EC-SAR is a unique curriculum program at Eckerd that I don’t think is duplicated at any other college. Students go through very rigorous training in boating safety, navigation, seamanship, rescue, fire fighting, and more. The students who staff EC-SAR are dedicated professionals. They utilize four rescue boats and have an operations and communication center that is staffed 24/7. Last fall they celebrated 40 years of service, saving lives.

Spoken by Sharon Simms | Discussion: No Comments »

Higher education in St Petersburg Florida

 Having a thriving higher education community in St Petersburg Florida contributes to its vibrancy, liveability and quality of life.  Look what St Petersburg has to offer:

Eckerd College was nominated one of the 10 most innovative colleges in the country, has a renowned Marine Sciences program and a unique International Business program. It has 1,817 residential students and 1,000 students in the PEL program for experienced learners. Its EC-SAR waterfront program is very unique. Eckerd attracts students from many countries. 

St Petersburg College  has 10 locations throughout Pinellas County. More than 64,000 students are enrolled annually. The downtown St Petersburg campus serves over 3,000 students per semester.

University of South Florida St Petersburg is located on Bayboro Harbor in downtown St Petersburg. Once a “commuter school” it has built some dormitories in downtown. It has varous undergraduate and graduate programs.

Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport is very much a part of the St Petersburg community. Stetson has earned a national reputation for excellence in trial advocacy.

ASPEC is the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College. This is a community of interesting individuals who have excelled in many careers. They share knowledge through dozens of interest groups and have social events as well. 

College of Marine Science Univerity of South Florida is a renowned graduate research program that has been very involved in real solutions all around the world. It is an integral part of creating and sustaining The Ocean Team.

The Poynter Institute is a school for journalists that attracts participants from all over the world.

St Pete has some unique institutions and some unique programs. Come to St Pete and get involved.

Spoken by Sharon Simms | Discussion: No Comments »


Notes from Rob:

Kenwood Bungalow Aug 09

Had my 11th sale of the year last week.  I love it when the right people get the right house.  Just called my clients to see what they think 5 days after closing…the response I received to my question of how do you like the house now:  “wonderful.”  This house just fits this couple, I can see them spending evening after evening on the front porch, waving to the neighbors as they walk by.

It was also nice to continue our Eckerd College connections.  With 50% of our team being Eckerd College graduates, we have a long history of working with others with Eckerd connections.  This was the second home I have sold to an Eckerd professor and I must admit, they seem to be very nice people (hard to admit for an MTSU graduate).

For those looking for a bungalow style house, the Kenwood neighborhood has a lot of choices.

Spoken by Rob Johnson | Discussion: No Comments »

Copyright © 2007 Florida Simms     Agent Login     Design by Real Estate Tomato     Powered by Tomato Blogs