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St. Petersburg Residential Composting Program

The City of St. Petersburg has launched its first residential composting program. Residents in single-family homes who are interested in composting are invited to sign up for the free and voluntary program and minimize their environmental impact by turning kitchen and yard waste into usable, nutrient-rich fertilizer.

Participants in the composting program will receive a composting bin from the City to use in their backyard. There will be no collection service, but the resident will be responsible for feeding and maintaining the bin and will reap the benefits of the nutrient-rich compost by spreading it on their lawn or garden.

More information and the composting bin request form can be found at www.stpete.org/composting

Family Summer Social

SIPOA has planned a Family Summer Social at the Woman’s Club for a fun gathering on August 11th, a Sunday afternoon, just before school starts. We want to provide events that encourage residents to come out and enjoy the food, the fun and the camaraderie. Only problem, we have less than 5 reservations and we can’t plan an event without your support.

Your July Panther publication and the EnjoySnellIsle.com website each have details regarding this event. It's planned to be a catered party with games for both adults and children and we thought having it in the cool comfort of the Woman’s Club would make it a fun gathering. We’re happy to plan this party but it’s not cost-effective unless we have at least 75 people planning to attend. If this isn’t something you and your family are interested in, that’s fine, we can plan something different later in the year that might pique your interest. But please let us hear from you by Sunday, July 21st, if you’d like to join us.

Please contact our Communications Chairman, Howard Pollack, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at ‭(516) 356-0988‬ to make your reservation. We look forward to hearing from you!

Summer Social

With the summer season in full swing and the heat and humidity taking its toll, SIPOA is here, once again, to rescue and offer some respite with its annual social, this time to be held at the (air conditioned) Woman’s Club on August 11, at 2:00 pm. This is going to be a free family event, sponsored by SIPOA, where children and adults can enjoy socializing, along with food, beverages, kid’s games, face painting, and even some surprises. Last year’s event was a great success, even though held completely outdoors; but because of the heat, we felt it better this year to have it both inside and outside. And, so the Woman’s Club is the ideal venue.

We are trying to get the word out early this summer to entice you and to try to get as many families as possible to attend and RSVP so we have a good turnout and can make sure we accommodate all who come to join in the fun.

Your SIPOA Board is, and has been committed to sponsoring free events throughout the year to bring our membership and residents together to engage, make new friends, and reconnect with old friends the old fashioned way; that is: in person, face to face, for a smile, a laugh, a hug or kiss, rather than a digital text or email. We all need a break from technology sometimes, and the warmth of an in- person interaction should never be lost to a computer or cell phone. And while there is certainly a need for all that, we still shouldn’t take physical interaction for granted. We, as well as our children, are entitled to play-dates every now and then and your Board hopes that sponsoring these events throughout the year will help to keep things real.

The one caveat is that we need your help, simply meaning: we want you all to attend and enjoy the food, fun, and fanfare. The more, the merrier! All we ask is that you come and share time with your friends and neighbors, perhaps even come and make some new friends. Many new families have moved here in the last few years. They are beginning to see what SIPOA is trying to do for our community and look forward to these events; however, we also want our long-term residents to become reinvigorated and join us as well. SIPOA is here for all of us!

One last thing: it is of vital importance that we get a head count as far in advance as we can, so we are asking for everyone to RSVP with the number of family and friends who will attend. Please send an email to our communications chairman, Howard Pollack at his email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him at (516) 356-0988 and let him know you’ll be coming. We hope to get at least 100 people to make this a worthwhile event. Please mark your calendars for Sunday August 11 at 2 pm. All your Board members will be there and this offers you the opportunity to engage and discuss matters of importance to you. We hope to see you there.

Summer Programs

Numerous St. Petersburg museums offer summer programs that you may want to look into. For sure the James Museum (892-4200), Museum of Fine Arts (896-2667), The Dali (823-3767), Imagine Museum (300-1700), Morean Art Center (822-7872), American Stage (823-7529), Practically Pikasso (822-5204) and these are just the few that come to mind. I’m certain there are many others as well.

Additionally, the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of summer camps, including elementary and middle school camps, aquatics camps, tech camps and a therapeutic recreation camp, that provides youth with a chance to experience something new at an affordable price. Summer Camps run Monday, June 3, through Friday, August 9. Times for camps vary. Fee assistance is available for those who qualify. Visit www.stpeteparksrec.org/camps to learn more and to view our summer camp guide. Come play, learn and explore with us! For questions regarding the City’s programs, contact Lynn Bittner, Parks and Recreation Manager, at either 893-7571 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I hope these resources will provide ideas and opportunities for the upcoming summer! Bonnie Hargrett, SIPOA President

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About Snell Isle

image Snell Isle is home to the historic The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, one of the Nation's premier golf courses.
image Our tropical surroundings provide waterfront vistas for most residents. Over 80% of the homes on Snell Isle enjoy waterfront views.
image In 1920, local developer C. Perry Snell began construction on what was originally, a muddy mangrove island.

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