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Be sure your furry friends are #TampaReady in the case of a hurricane. Just like us humans, your pets need their very own survival kit too. To learn more about how to start one visit: bit.ly/2WuZrPX ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to our great P&R Staff who support the City of Tampa!Throughout the month of July we have been highlighting employees from all aspects of Parks and Recreation. This is truly just a glimpse of what our department is all about, but today we want to highlight the management team that leads this awesome Parks and Recreation Department of over 500 employees (and over 700 employees during the summer).

We say thank you to Brad, Eric, Lenora, Lisa, Heather, John, Sherisha, and Tony. They live and breathe parks and recreation, many of them having decades in the field. We value their leadership and their dedication not just to the City of Tampa and the department, but also to the staff and all the residents of Tampa. Our management team is Parks and Recreation! #WeAreParksAndRec

National Recreation and Park Association | Friends of Tampa Recreation, Inc.
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Thank you to our great P&R Staff who support the City of Tampa!

Did you get a chance to check out the more recent "Lawncert" in South Seminole Heights? These small, socially distanced, concerts have been taking place at the corner of West South and North River Blvd. Featuring local musicians, these lawn concerts, or "Lawncerts", have been a great way to create some type of normalcy during trying times and to bring our community together.

Keep an eye on our social media pages or website for updates on the next "Lawncert."

Thanks to resident Ethan Green for the video capture!
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Great job FWDthinkers Collective

I was there! I think this week’s was the last one until maybe September 😢

The shows are being moved to Spaddy's Coffee Co. Check www.fwdthinkersmusic.com for more info or follow FWDthinkers 😎

SSHCA Members - Last week we sent out an email to all members in good standing who are eligible to vote on the SSHCA By-Laws Revisions that were covered at the July General Membership Meeting. We are utilizing online voting to allow as many members as possible to review the changes, ask questions and vote accordingly.

If you have received the email please take the time to vote. Voting closes 8/1/20 at midnight.

If you did not get the email and believe you are a member in good standing please email info@sshca.org. We will confirm your membership and send you the direct survey link.

Thank you!
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SSHCA Members - Last week we sent out an email to all members in good standing who are eligible to vote on the SSHCA By-Laws Revisions that were covered at the July General Membership Meeting.  We are utilizing online voting to allow as many members as possible to review the changes, ask questions and vote accordingly. 

If you have received the email please take the time to vote. Voting closes 8/1/20 at midnight.

If you did not get the email and believe you are a member in good standing please email info@sshca.org. We will confirm your membership and send you the direct survey link.

Thank you!

This “Lawncert” was moved to this Wednesday due to last weeks rains! Make sure to check it out in South Seminole Heights. Wednesday evening at 630pm!Hi Neighbors
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Wednesday evening 7-15 is the 5th “Lawn-Cert” in the yard. Beginning at 6:30pm, artist Samantha Leigh, will perform from the balcony to friends and neighbors in the yard of Randy Stribling and Susan Reiss. Come and enjoy this FREE musical treat!

See you at the corner River Boulevard and South Avenue.
There is ample area for Safe Distances.
Masks and puppy dogs invited.
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This “Lawncert” was moved to this Wednesday due to last weeks rains! Make sure to check it out in South Seminole Heights. Wednesday evening at 630pm!

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The rain should be completely moved out by then, yay!

Please read the following message from our community partners at the Tampa Police Department.

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LEARN WITH THE TAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT | FAIR AND IMPARTIAL POLICING TRAINING

Tampa Police officers are required to receive Fair and Impartial Policing training, but what exactly is that and how does it benefit the community?

Here is your opportunity to experience this training firsthand from national training expert Dr. Lorie Fridell. During the Community Training session, participants will go through a shortened version of the Fair & Impartial Policing training that officers receive. Tampa Police officers will also participate in the community training sessions to help enhance the dialogue.

The Community Training session will take place on July 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

SEATS ARE LIMITED! RSVP today by sending an email to TPD-PIO@tampagov.net with your first and last name and a good contact number, in order to receive location information.

Please put "Fair and Impartial Policing" in the subject line.

If you have any further questions call 813.276.3777
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Please read the following message from our community partners at the Tampa Police Department. 

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LEARN WITH THE TAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT | FAIR AND IMPARTIAL POLICING TRAINING

Tampa Police officers are required to receive Fair and Impartial Policing training, but what exactly is that and how does it benefit the community?

Here is your opportunity to experience this training firsthand from national training expert Dr. Lorie Fridell. During the Community Training session, participants will go through a shortened version of the Fair & Impartial Policing training that officers receive. Tampa Police officers will also participate in the community training sessions to help enhance the dialogue.

The Community Training session will take place on July 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

SEATS ARE LIMITED! RSVP today by sending an email to TPD-PIO@tampagov.net with your first and last name and a good contact number, in order to receive location information.

Please put Fair and Impartial Policing in the subject line.

If you have any further questions call 813.276.3777

The link below provides a perfect opportunity to express our neighborhoods concerns about funding for the Seawall/Dock replacement at Rivercrest Park and our request to fund the reminder of a phase 1 and all of phase 2 for the Haya Linear Park Shoreline Restoration project.

Please make your voice heard and help our neighborhood get the much needed funding to get these projects started/completed!

Thank you!Tampa City Council will be holding a virtual special call meeting tomorrow, July 21st at 2pm.

Public comments must be submitted no later than 2pm today via tampagov.net/PublicComment or one of the other options below. ‬ More info: tampagov.net/citycouncil
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The link below provides a perfect opportunity to express our neighborhoods concerns about funding for the Seawall/Dock replacement at Rivercrest Park and our request to fund the reminder of a phase 1 and all of phase 2 for the Haya Linear Park Shoreline Restoration project. 

Please make your voice heard and help our neighborhood get the much needed funding to get these projects started/completed!

Thank you!

Meeting Reminder:

SSHCA General Membership Meeting (Virtual)
Wednesday, 7/15/20 at 6:30PM

Due to current events the South Seminole Heights Civic Association will continue to host meetings virtually, rather than in person. This has proven to be a great way to reach neighbors, throughout the community, who now have the convenience to log-in and watch our meetings from wherever they are!

Our next meeting is tonight, July 15th at 6:30 PM. This meeting will cover a variety of important topics impacting South Seminole Heights including:

- Updates on projects impacting the neighborhood (currently and in the future).
- Announcement of the Spring 2020 Beautification Award winner
- 2021-2022 SSHCA Board elections and candidate nominations information (Elections in Oct)
- 1st Voting on SSHCA Bylaws Update

Anyone wishing to attend the meeting can do so via phone or video conference. Log in details are below and listed both on our facebook and website (www.sshca.org).

Computer (Audio/Video Optional):
walmart.zoom.us/j/92340852137

Phone (Audio Only):
Call: 888 475 4499 (US Toll Free)
Meeting ID: 923 4085 2137
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Meeting Reminder:

SSHCA General Membership Meeting (Virtual) 
Wednesday, 7/15/20 at 6:30PM

Due to current events the South Seminole Heights Civic Association will continue to host meetings virtually, rather than in person. This has proven to be a great way to reach neighbors, throughout the community, who now have the convenience to log-in and watch our meetings from wherever they are!

Our next meeting is tonight, July 15th at 6:30 PM. This meeting will cover a variety of important topics impacting South Seminole Heights including:

     - Updates on projects impacting the neighborhood (currently and in the future).
    - Announcement of the Spring 2020 Beautification Award winner
    - 2021-2022 SSHCA Board elections and candidate nominations information (Elections in Oct)
    - 1st Voting on SSHCA Bylaws Update

Anyone wishing to attend the meeting can do so via phone or video conference. Log in details are below and listed both on our facebook and website (www.sshca.org). 

Computer (Audio/Video Optional):
https://walmart.zoom.us/j/92340852137

Phone (Audio Only): 
Call: 888 475 4499 (US Toll Free)
Meeting ID: 923 4085 2137

Hi Neighbors
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Wednesday evening 7-15 is the 5th “Lawn-Cert” in the yard. Beginning at 6:30pm, artist Samantha Leigh, will perform from the balcony to friends and neighbors in the yard of Randy Stribling and Susan Reiss. Come and enjoy this FREE musical treat!

See you at the corner River Boulevard and South Avenue.
There is ample area for Safe Distances.
Masks and puppy dogs invited.
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Hi Neighbors
,
Wednesday evening 7-15 is the 5th “Lawn-Cert” in the yard.  Beginning at 6:30pm, artist Samantha Leigh, will perform from the balcony to friends and neighbors in the yard of Randy Stribling and Susan Reiss.  Come and enjoy this FREE musical treat!

See you at the corner River Boulevard and South Avenue.
There is ample area for Safe Distances.  
Masks and puppy dogs invited.

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Sammi Fousek is amazing!! You don’t want to miss tbis 🙂

Is this still happening tonight?

July General Meeting (Virtual this Wednesday) and Neighborhood Newsletter - Details here! mailchi.mp/e4d45de1da1e/july-general-meeting-virtual-and-neighborhood-newsletter ... See MoreSee Less

July General Meeting (Virtual this Wednesday) and Neighborhood Newsletter - Details here! https://mailchi.mp/e4d45de1da1e/july-general-meeting-virtual-and-neighborhood-newsletter

Looking to get outside this weekend?!

Our local resident and all around good kid, Armando, recommends Rivercrest Park which he says is his #1 picnic lunch spot. You might catching him walking to the park or playing in the expansive open space.

Grab a spot by the playground, at the picnic tables at the gazebo or under the expansive oak trees!

Have a picture or favorite place to share in South Seminole Heights? Send us a message and we may feature it in a future post!
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Looking to get outside this weekend?!

Our local resident and all around good kid, Armando, recommends Rivercrest Park which he says is his #1 picnic lunch spot. You might catching him walking to the park or playing in the expansive open space. 

Grab a spot by the playground, at the picnic tables at the gazebo or under the expansive oak trees! 

Have a picture or favorite place to share in South Seminole Heights? Send us a message and we may feature it in a future post!Image attachment

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Happy to see you out having fun in the park, Armando!

Elvi Reyes awwwww!! He’s such a good guy!!!

Happy one year anniversary to our friends at Seminole Heights Family Dentistry! If you haven’t had a chance to check out Dr. Kali George and her team yet you definitely need to. They’ve been great supporters of the SSHCA and our community and turned a blighted building into a neighborhood asset!

Congratulations, we love that you chose to call South Seminole Heights home!
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Happy one year anniversary to our friends at Seminole Heights Family Dentistry! If you haven’t had a chance to check out Dr. Kali George and her team yet you definitely need to. They’ve been great supporters of the SSHCA and our community and turned a blighted building into a neighborhood asset!

Congratulations, we love that you chose to call South Seminole Heights home!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Love this office ❤️❤️ sweet owners

Our child loves going there!

Local Tampa & Seminole Heights Business Owners!

Good morning --
The City of Tampa is excited to move into the next phase of One Tampa relief for our community. Applications for Phase III of the One Tampa opens today (July 10) at 12pm. At that time, the application tool will launch on the One Tampa Business Relief page, where business owners can begin the process. This phase will be 400 $2000 grants, 100 in each council district. Applications will be reviewed and approved on a first come, first served basis!

As a reminder, those eligible for Phase III are businesses within City of Tampa city limits that did not/could not receive aid in the first two phases.

More information and Frequently Asked Questions can be found at OneTampa.org.
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Local Tampa & Seminole Heights Business Owners!

Good morning --
The City of Tampa is excited to move into the next phase of One Tampa relief for our community. Applications for Phase III of the One Tampa opens today (July 10) at 12pm. At that time, the application tool will launch on the One Tampa Business Relief page, where business owners can begin the process. This phase will be 400 $2000 grants, 100 in each council district. Applications will be reviewed and approved on a first come, first served basis!

As a reminder, those eligible for Phase III are businesses within City of Tampa city limits that did not/could not receive aid in the first two phases.

More information and Frequently Asked Questions can be found at OneTampa.org.

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Despite what the website says. Non profits are not eligible for this round. I called the city. 😕

Red Star Rock Bar, Smoke Signals Smoke Shop, Brew Bus Brewing, Spaddy's Coffee Co., Vintage Post Marketplace, Independent Bar and Cafe, Tampa, Sea Maids Creamery, Royal Suzie, Faedo Family Bakery, Seminole Heights Family Dentistry, Tire World, Paci Realty: Tampa Florida Real Estate.

Neighbors - the update below was sent by the City of Melbourne Parks and Rec Director to local neighborhood associations regarding community member efforts to re-build the Angus. R. Goss Pool which was located at 4601 N Central Ave. when it was operating. The site is now a dog park.

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I wanted to contact you due to your interest in the potential replacement of Angus Goss Memorial Pool. As you may recall our staff did an evaluation of the existing pool and determined that renovations to that pool would not be cost effective. This was due to the condition of the structure, utilities, current pool construction requirements, failure of the structure meeting the Americans with Disabilities Act and permitting requirements.

Because of these concerns, demolition of the existing pool is scheduled to begin the week of July 20th. On a very positive note, we wanted to make sure you were aware that the Mayor has provided funding in our current budget for a comprehensive Master Plan for the City of Tampa. The Master Plan encompasses the city as a whole and involves a significant public process. In addition, the consultant will be providing an in-depth review of the potential need of constructing a new Angus Goss Memorial Pool.

We do recognize the significance of Angus Goss Pool to our community. Mr. Angus R. Goss, a decorated World War II hero, was killed in action defending his country. Please rest assured that with any future improvements at this location, proper recognition would take place, noting the sacrifice of this war hero.

We look forward to moving the Master Plan process aggressively forward in 2020 and will welcome your input during that process. If you have any questions related to the demolition or the Master Plan process please contact Brad Suder, our Planning, Design and Natural Resources Superintendent, at 813-274-5141.
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Neighbors - the update below was sent by the City of Melbourne Parks and Rec Director to local neighborhood associations regarding community member efforts to re-build the Angus. R. Goss Pool which was located at 4601 N Central Ave. when it was operating. The site is now a dog park.

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I wanted to contact you due to your interest in the potential replacement of Angus Goss Memorial Pool. As you may recall our staff did an evaluation of the existing pool and determined that renovations to that pool would not be cost effective. This was due to the condition of the structure, utilities, current pool construction requirements, failure of the structure meeting the Americans with Disabilities Act and permitting requirements.

Because of these concerns, demolition of the existing pool is scheduled to begin the week of July 20th. On a very positive note, we wanted to make sure you were aware that the Mayor has provided funding in our current budget for a comprehensive Master Plan for the City of Tampa. The Master Plan encompasses the city as a whole and involves a significant public process. In addition, the consultant will be providing an in-depth review of the potential need of constructing a new Angus Goss Memorial Pool.

We do recognize the significance of Angus Goss Pool to our community. Mr. Angus R. Goss, a decorated World War II hero, was killed in action defending his country. Please rest assured that with any future improvements at this location, proper recognition would take place, noting the sacrifice of this war hero.

We look forward to moving the Master Plan process aggressively forward in 2020 and will welcome your input during that process. If you have any questions related to the demolition or the Master Plan process please contact Brad Suder, our Planning, Design and Natural Resources Superintendent, at 813-274-5141.

South Seminole Heights is full of amazing parks, shops and hidden spots! One of our favorites is Spaddy's Coffee Co., where you can get an amazing Heights Cold Brew (or milk for the kiddos) and stop next door at Faedo Family Bakery for some of best, fresh Cuban bread in Tampa!

Check out local resident toddler Millie Lytle this morning enjoying the weather and patio at Spaddys!

*Have a photo in South Seminole Heights we can share?! Send it over to us and we may feature it in future posts!*
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South Seminole Heights is full of amazing parks, shops and hidden spots! One of our favorites is Spaddys Coffee Co., where you can get an amazing Heights Cold Brew (or milk for the kiddos) and stop next door at Faedo Family Bakery for some of best, fresh Cuban bread in Tampa!

Check out local resident toddler Millie Lytle this morning enjoying the weather and patio at Spaddys!

*Have a photo in South Seminole Heights we can share?! Send it over to us and we may feature it in future posts!*

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Best cafe con leche and Cuban bread in town. ☕️🥖

South Seminole Heights Toddler Takeover. 🥰

Yes! The best!

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Next up for the LawnCerts (lawn concerts) will be Wednesday evening July 8, at 6:30 pm. Oaklee will be performing on the deck.

Free concert, 30 minutes +/- bring the family, bicycle, pogo stick, stroller, walk by the river and enjoy the cool breeze off the water.

The lawn allows a safe distance for family units. Hope to see you Wednesday.

Corner of N. River Blvd. and South Avenue.
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Next up for the LawnCerts (lawn concerts) will be Wednesday evening July 8,  at 6:30 pm.  Oaklee will be performing on the deck. 

Free concert, 30 minutes +/- bring the family,  bicycle, pogo stick, stroller, walk by the river and enjoy the cool breeze off the water. 

The lawn allows a safe distance for family units.   Hope to see you Wednesday.   

Corner of N. River Blvd. and South Avenue.

Great news neighbors! Over the last couple years we have been working with Tampa Parks and Recreation on a tree canopy sustainability plan at Rivercrest Park. We are proud to report that parks and rec will be planting 14 trees in the higher elevations of the park in the coming weeks. The prescribed tree plantings closer to the water would currently interfere with the Storm Water project and any future seawall and dock work. They will be installed later.

The trees are identified as 5-Live Oaks, 6-Chickasaw Plums, 2- Sweetbay Magnolias, and 1-Pignut Hickory.

The City of Tampa will utilize existing Tree Trust Funds. This is the same trust that developers pay into when trees are removed from properties.

We look forward to the new plantings and the remainder once the other ongoing park projects are completed! A big thanks to the city and their many employees who help make this possible.
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Great news neighbors! Over the last couple years we have been working with Tampa Parks and Recreation on a tree canopy sustainability plan at Rivercrest Park. We are proud to report that parks and rec will be planting 14 trees in the higher elevations of the park in the coming weeks.  The prescribed tree plantings closer to the water would currently interfere with the Storm Water project and any future seawall and dock work. They will be installed later. 

The trees are identified as 5-Live Oaks, 6-Chickasaw Plums, 2- Sweetbay Magnolias, and 1-Pignut Hickory.  

The City of Tampa will utilize existing Tree Trust Funds. This is the same trust that developers pay into when trees are removed from properties. 

We look forward to the new plantings and the remainder once the other ongoing park projects are completed! A big thanks to the city and their many employees who help make this possible.

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I love trees.

We have the best park in our neighborhood!

These trees at this park are very unique. And beautiful.

So great!!! Thanks for sharing!

love this......

Lexi Garcia it’s us!

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Come check out the Summer “Lawncert” series in South Seminole Heights. Since we can’t all get together for concerts and social activities here is a great way to spend time outside, while socially distancing, and listening to amazing musicians!

This Wednesday (7/1/20) is the next concert! Come listen at the corner of North River Blvd and South Ave at 6:30 pm! Music by Shelby Sol!

Thanks to our SSH neighbor Randy Stribling for putting this on!
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Come check out the Summer “Lawncert” series in South Seminole Heights. Since we can’t all get together for concerts and social activities here is a great way to spend time outside, while socially distancing, and listening to amazing musicians!

This Wednesday (7/1/20) is the next concert! Come listen at the corner of North River Blvd and South Ave at 6:30 pm! Music by Shelby Sol! 

Thanks to our SSH neighbor Randy Stribling for putting this on!
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