SCC Kings Point community permits driving golf carts after dark

Golf Carts now allowed to drive at night time after dark in Sun City Center Kings Point/2015 suncitycenterphotos.com
Golf Cart with lights on driving on Kings Blvd in the Kings Point section of Sun City Center/2015 suncitycenterphotos.com

Residents in the gated Kings Point retirement community in Sun City Center can now drive their golf carts at night due to the neighborhood being ‘privately’ owned.

KINGS POINT ONLY:
This new privilege is for King Point only, so residents need to make sure and stay inside the gates once the Sun goes down – this includes not driving on the path to Sun Towers & Winn-Dixie as well.

ABOUT KINGS POINT:
Kings Point is a privately owned gated community with around 5,560 units tucked way in Sun City Center, Florida. It’s a city within a city with it’s own restaurants, cafes, bars, six concrete pools, three golf courses and two main club houses with gyms, clubs, parties and much more.

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CARTS ALLOWED AFTER DARK:
This announcement was made by a Deputy from the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Department during a Kings Point Federation Board Meeting in December 2014.

LIGHTS NEEDED:
To legally operate at night, your golf cart must have working lights and turn signals on both front and back.

OBEY TRAFFIC LAWS:
Remember, golf carts must obey all traffic laws as licensed vehicles (cars, trucks etc..) and are subject to the same citations.

Special thanks to Deputy Jason Castillo and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for making this possible in Kings Point.

Sandhill Cranes virtually disabled on concrete

Sandhill Crane on lawn in Sun City Center, FL [staff photo]

Sandhill Cranes are practically crippled when walking on roads since that can’t get any traction due to their leg and feet anatomy that favors softer grounds.

It is a beautiful site to see these four-foot tall birds in our neighborhood, but please remember to slow down when you come up to them while driving since they are virtually disabled when walking on concrete and asphalt roads.

Sandhill Cranes are on Florida’s Threatened and Endangered Species list by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Security Patrol: 642-2020
FWC Hotline: (888) 404-3922

Be kind to bicyclists on the roads in Sun City Center, FL

Bicyclist sharing road in Kings Point, Sun City Center, FL
Bicyclist sharing road  on Kings Blvd in Sun City Center, FL staff/photo

Along with golf carts, bicyclists can lawfully share the roads in Sun City Center and have all the rights as automobiles do as well. 

Cars have been known to slow down as a kind gesture when passing bikes on the road, a welcomed behavior that is appreciated by the bicycle community in Sun City Center.

Kindness is always the best policy when sharing the road with others, especially when it comes to residents on bicycles that are less protected.

Sun City Center Weavers Guild at Fun Fest 2014

Sun City Center Weavers Club at Fun Fest 2014
Sun City Center Weavers Club at Fun Fest 2014 photo/Craig Currie

The Sun City Center Weavers Guild was at the Fun Fest 2014 to promote the art of weaving and to sell some some items as well.

Membership is open to all Community Association (CA) members. Dues are $10 each year and there is a one-time donation of $35 required that goes to maintaining club looms and other equipment.

Classes are given for beginners to learn basic fundamentals and there are monitors Monday through Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to noon who can help you and answer any questions that you may have.

Meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Sandpiper Room, September through May.

Potter’s Wheel Club at Fun Fest 2014 , Sun City Center

Woman spinning a pot at Potters Wheel Club Sun City Center
Woman spinning a pot at Potters Wheel Club Sun City Center

SUN CITY CENTER – The Potter’s Wheel Club of Sun City Center was  at the Fun Fest 2014 spinning clay pots outside their club room at the SCC Community Association’s main campus.

Like other clubs in the neighborhood, it is  open to all Community Association members and provides classes and expert instruction in hand building, wheel throwing and glazing.

Classes start in the fall and run all the way to spring. Annual dues is only $15 per person.

The art studio had state-of-the-art tools of the trade including four kilns, a slab roller and nine potter’s wheels.

Pots created in the studio are sometimes donated to local charities that include Sun City Center Emergency Squad and Samaritan Services.

There are social gathering and events throughout the year in the studio and at restaurants. They even have pottery-related field trips once in while.

For more information call the studio at (813) 642-2074.

Potter’s Wheel Club | CA Community Association Campus | 952 Cherry Hill Dr | (813) 642-2074

POTTERS Club Sun City Center Community Association Central Campus 952 Cherry Hills Drive
POTTERS Club Sun City Center Community Association Central Campus 952 Cherry Hills Drive photo/Craig Currie

The ELEGANT GARDENERs CLUB of Sun City Center at Fun Fest 2014

The Elegant Gardeners Club of Sun City Center at Fun Fest 2014
The Elegant Gardeners Club of Sun City Center at Fun Fest 2014 photo/Craig Currie

The Elegant Gardeners Club of Sun City Center was at the Fun Fest 2014 displaying beautiful yellow Euryops chrysanthemoides and other plants under its shaded booth.

The the club meets on every second Wednesday, October through May starting at 10:00 AM in Room 3 at the Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Blvd.

Sun City Center Community Association | 1910 S Pebble Beach Blvd | Sun City Center, FL 33573 | suncitycenter.org
(813) 634-4234 | Google Map

The Elegant Gardeners  Club displays yellow Euryops chrysanthemoides in booth
The Elegant Gardeners  Club displays yellow Euryops chrysanthemoides in booth photo/Craig Currie

2020 Building Layout: Spa, Fitness Center, Salon

Building 2020 demolition Sept 13 2013

The new fitness center, salon and spa in the 2020 Building in the Kings Point community may open as early as this year.

Below are the speculated layouts of the finished 2020 building that you can see in person at the Kings Point Main Clubhouse inside the main entrance that is located under the Portico.

Once  you walk inside the doors, the display will be on your left side in the corner.

PHOTOS: Layout of 2020 Building