HHPNA Happenings & Info
HHPNA is pleased to provide monthly drop-in events to enable us to get to know each other, share ideas, baby sitters, gardening tips, favorite Spanish red wines, and so forth. You get the idea. If you have never attended a First Friday, don’t let another month go by! First Friday events are usually held in homes throughout the neighborhood, but we don’t always have sufficient volunteers. Please join the fun and find out what the buzz is all about. Contact Linda Aiken to help her create the fun in 2014.
April 5, 12:30-4:00 PM: HPPI's Hyde Park Centennial Celebration. A free event with activities that include a horse drawn trolley, barbershop quartet, cigar rolling, Charlie Chaplin look-alike, marionettes, quilt-making display, historic photos, renovation photos, vintage clothes modeling, a maypole, unicycles, lemonade, popcorn, cookies. The kick-off begins at 12:30 and the porch events will happen from 1:00-4:00. There are 16 porches participating along Orleans, Willow, Newport and Delaware Avenues. Programs may be picked up at 717 Willow Avenue on event day.
April 6, 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM: Old Seminole Heights 16th Annual Home Tour. Start the self-guided tour at Seminole Heights Garden Center at 5800 North Central Avenue, a neighborhood park. $15 advance tickets available at www.oldseminoleheights.org. Tickets on tour day will cost $20—purchase at the Garden Center starting place. Drive, bike or ride the Jolly Trolley on the tour route through every section of the historic neighborhoods of Greater Seminole Heights. TPD Bike Patrol will help cyclists cross busy intersections. A portion of this year's proceeds will be donated to Urban Art Attack and Habitat for Humanity. For more information, please visit www.oldseminoleheights.org.
April 11, 7:00 – 10:00 PM: Neighbor Amy Martz's Art display showing contemporary images of historic Tampa at Kahwa at Henderson Coffee, 3928 Henderson Blvd., Tampa, FL 33629. www.AmyMartz.com
Home Tour 2014, A Walk in Historic Hyde Park, was a great success. Congratulations to Chairwoman Kari Adams and her team of many volunteers. HHPNA had 1070 guests enjoy our neighborhood, sample food from local restaurants and meet many friendly, informative Hyde Parkers.
Recycling news from Tampa Solid Waste:
• Recycling cans were delivered last week to a small area of Hyde Park, west of Rome and south of Morrison. These large cans will be used for front yard pick up until Solid Waste Department takes delivery of a small, automated truck—sometime in 2015--that can more safely navigate our alleys.
• The blue recycling bins will continue to be used by the rest of the Hyde Park neighbors that don't receive the blue recycling cans. When the new truck arrives, the green 65-gallon cans will be distributed to the rest of the area. Pickup continues as-is until the truck begins alley service sometime in 2015.
• Solid Waste is having problems navigating some of the alleys for several reasons. A few are not paved so they become muddy bogs when it rains. Overgrowth in the right --of-way adds to the difficulty for drivers and collectors. Solid Waste personnel are not landscapers, so we residents need to maintain our rear yards and fences along an alley.
• SW is also having problems avoiding damage to structures that encroach into alleys or are built at the property line. HHPNA representatives are working with Tampa's Historic Preservation Department to ensure all new structures built along an alley meet appropriate setbacks.
Cafe con Tampa
Cafe con Tampa meets every Friday @ 8:00 a.m. at Hugo’s Restaurant, 931 S. Howard Avenue. People from around town get together to have breakfast and talk with public and private decision makers. Please remember that the meeting agenda is relaxed, non-partisan, and respectful. Hugo's Restaurant requests that you order beverages and/or breakfast at the counter when you arrive. You will been given a number and your order will be delivered to you at your seat.
April 04: Bob Henriquez, Hillsborough County Property Appraiser
April 11: Sara Leonard, Non-Profit Leadership of Tampa Bay
April 18: TBA
April 25: TBA
May 02: Mike Suarez, Tampa City Council
May 09: Patrick Manteiga, La Gaceta Newspaper
May 16: NO MEETING, Spring Break
May 23: Michael Scionti, Judicial Candidate
May 30: TBA
If you would like to schedule an appropriate guest for a future meeting, please let me know and I will provide you with several available dates. Your assistance in scheduling guests is needed!
Cafe con Tampa Chair
Spring Forum Here!
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SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP AT ONLINE STORE
Shop today, shop tonight, shop anytime you would like at HHP's online neighborhood store. ehydepark.org. We are starting small and will build our inventory as we uncover exciting neighborhood-related items and as interest grows. Simply click on the “online store” listing on the above tool bar to see the inventory and to make your purchases.