The Museum of Science and Industry is hosting a Day of Discovery this Saturday, April 13th. The event features idea zones where kids can work on hands-on projects, and lights/sounds for children with special needs. Admission also includes access to all of MOSI's other exhibits like the ropes course and planetarium.
Two of our beloved Seminole Heights members lost everything in a fire this weekend, Juni & Gina Serrano. They were recently married this last November and excitedly waiting on the arrival of their first child this September.
Immediate needs are clothes, toiletries- but longterm they will need the funds to completely rebuild their lives. All baby supplies and furniture have been destroyed- and what remains is covered in soot and ash.
Juni has been a part of the family at the Independent for as long as we can remember and Gina has been a staple in both the Seminole Heights and Tampa restaurant scene. We hope you will support them with as much love & kindness as they have served you with through the years.
If you want to donate anything to the benefit we are organizing, please email Independent.Karlyn@gmail.com ... See MoreSee Less
Two of our beloved community members lost everything in a fire this weekend, Juni & Gina Serrano. They were recently married this last November and excitedly waiting on the arrival of their first child this September. Immediate needs are clothes, toiletries- but longterm they will need the funds...
THANK YOU to those of you who have donated already and shared. We were heartened to see 17 shares! And we greatly appreciate the donations and shares by the neighborhood organizations. We do hope to be able to reach the approximate 500 teachers and staff in the elementary and middle schools in our neighborhood.
ORIGINAL POST APRIL 5:
Introducing the Inaugural SEMINOLE HEIGHTS TEACHER APPRECIATION EVENT!
Do you know we have approximately 500 teachers and other staff working at our 5 elementary schools and middle school? Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10, and neighbors and organizations all over Seminole Heights are coming together to say, “Seminole Heights loves our teachers!” Like the rest of us, teachers benefit when they feel appreciated and supported, and so do their students.
Will you help us support all our teachers in the Heights? You can help in TWO ways:
Each $5 you donate will purchase a canvas tote bag for 1 teacher, with pens, pencils, hand sanitizer, tissue, snacks, homemade cookies, water, and a bookmark tag. We hope to be able to deliver a tote bag to each teacher and support person at: Broward Elementary, Cleveland Elementary, Edison Elementary, Foster Elementary, Seminole Elementary, and Memorial Middle. This is about 500 people!
Along with your help and Seminole Heights United, this initiative is supported by the Hampton Terrace Community Association (HTCA), Heights Urban Core Chamber (HUCC), Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association (OSHNA), Seminole Heights United Methodist Church (SHUMC), South Seminole Heights Civic Association (SSHCA), and Southeast Seminole Heights Civic Association (SESHCA).
Melissa Pearson (Seminole Heights United Board Member and OSHNA Neighborhood Involvement Committee Member) and Martha McNamee (OSHNA Board Member and OSHNA Neighborhood Involvement Committee Member) are leading this neighborhood-wide initiative. You’re welcome to contact us through Facebook or either of them with any questions. ... See MoreSee Less
On Thursday evening, April 4th, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) held an Open House at the Seminole Heights Branch Library. Topical map overlay posters and future concept renderings were presented which illustrated comprehensive plans to address the South Seminole Heights corridor of Highland Avenue, Violet Street and Florida Avenue as well as the Heights Mobility Study. FDOT District 7 Secretary David Gwynn, along with a sizable number of engineers, traffic plan architects, and consultants were available to speak with community members one-on-one to fully explain the plans, answer questions and address concerns. Steve Swiger, Sharlene Hartford, Brian Curry and Donna Stark from the SSHCA board, OSHNA President Tim Keeports, County Commissioners Kimberly Overman and Patricia Kemp, as well as a significant number of neighbors from all of Seminole Heights attended the open house.
On the attached maps, you can see that by compressing current 3 lane traffic on Violet westbound and Highland southbound and lowering the speed limit to 35 from Violet through Highland to Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., it will open up an interior space with no traffic on the left of all lanes, with delineators the entire length of the road. No parking will be allowed in this space, providing safer pedestrian foot traffic. You can also see that the change on Violet from 2 lanes west-to-southbound to 1 lane west-to-southbound should help with traffic flow and lane incursions, especially those caused by left- or right-hand turns onto side streets from the current center lane on Highland.
One common area of concern within the plan was how the new 2 lanes of southbound Highland suddenly turns into 3 lanes at North Bay approaching MLK. FDOT representatives agreed there should be additional indicators of that lane shift sooner than North Bay Street. This part of the plan will require more study, but some of the potential solutions included making the right lane a right turn only lane, and the two left lanes would shift left to travel south on Tampa Street, while the left lane would afford left turn opportunity as well. FDOT will continue to study this section more closely for an appropriate solution.
The Heights Mobility Study maps address the addition of multiple new crosswalks on Florida Avenue north of I-275 through Tampa Heights and Seminole Heights.
Our school campus is pretty creepy!! I volunteer as tribute!!! 😂😂
Where does it say It's going to be filmed at HHS?
Sh has tons more spots then just these two places..
I may camp out! 😂
Are they using my garden?
Amaris my house is open to you if you need a place to crash while stalking. 😉
Jen Rosa you'll need to hanging out on my side of town more often
Erika Read Myers!
Many of the actors in my class will be working on this film, as they did on the Hallmark film. If you are interested in working in film, classes are available right here in Seminole Heights. You will learn the business as well as learn to act. Send private message for more information.
Welcome to SSH. Can’t wait until y’all open!New painted sign! Just waiting on a finished building! Grand opening in June!! 😷🙌 #newdentaloffice #seminoleheightstampa #tampadentist #dentistryreachingnewheights ... See MoreSee Less