Wednesday, April 25, 2007

OSHNA meeting 4/24/2007

What a great OSHNA meeting last night. Many things were mentioned, several people were recognized and honored. Lets see if I wrote it all down right, I'm not as good as Pitra and we didn't have a mic and they moved so fast. If I've forgotten anything or anyone, please correct me in your comments. Good job Randy, I was home in time to watch "House".

The Home Tour is a great way to spend the day and the home owners did an outstanding job as hosts to the more than 900 tourist. Next year is the 10th anniversary and is sure to be a success.

Every year The Home Tour donates some of the proceeds to a worthy recipient. This year, for the second year in a row, Cleveland Elementary located at 723 E. Hamilton, received a check for $500.00. If you've never seen the school this is your chance. They are celebrating their 80th anniversary with a tour of their own this Thursday, April 26th from 9:00 - 12:00.

Mike Merino, owner of Merino's Seminole Heights Deli, is hosting a Blood Drive in his parking lot on May 12th. Stop by, donate, get a shirt, cookie and soft drink.

Tampa Financial Group, Inc, located at 301 E. Sligh Av., invites you to join them Saturday, May 5th, 8 am till noon to clean up Sligh Av. This is the same day we have a city wide clean up. All you have to do is show up with gloves. The city will provide safety vests, bags, pick-up sticks and trash bags we can leave on the side of the road for pick up. Tampa Financial with have coffee and treats to get you started.

Chief Caster gave the 1st Citizen Of The Year Award to Emily Sparr, a 12 year young lady who noticed something wrong at her neighbors house and call 911. The young men were arrested for braking and entering and theft. The neighborhood is so proud of her, she is a great example of the youth we have in our community.

OSHNA honored Capt. John Newman for the Tampa Police Department a Certificate of Appreciation in his work with the home tour. Handling people and traffic isn't an easy thing to do, but he was great.

We had a presentation on Florida Friendly Landscaping. She had a lot to cover so I missed a lot but you can go to for more information.

The Special Olympics is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at USF.

We are looking for 4 acres of land for the new Library. I believe the boundaries are west to the river, east to Nebraska, north to the river and south to ML King.

We have 1.5 million dollars for the Seminole Heights Garden Center remodel. They are going to bring it back to it original glory with new wood floors, new windows, get rid of the acoustic tiles, etc.


Bungalowlady said...

The library should buy the Haven Inn. It would remove a neighborhood problem and provide a great place for the library. I know it's not as centrallylocated as we would all like, but the parcel is large enough and we'd all vote to get rid of the Have.

Christie said...

Correction: Cleveland Elementary was chosen for the second time, not the second year in a row.