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Fourth of July Fireworks Return to the St. Pete Waterfront

City of St. Petersburg revives annual firework display tradition for weekend of festivities at the St. Pete Pier

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - The City of St. Petersburg announced that Fourth of July fireworks will return this year, continuing the tradition of enjoying fireworks along waterfront parks - now including the St. Pete Pier district.

Official event festivities begin Friday, July 2, 2021 with music, food and movie on the tilted lawn. The fun continues throughout the weekend with the 4k St Pete Pier Run, Silent Disco Nights, Health Expo, food trucks and musical performances. The weekend of events conclude with the fireworks show along the downtown waterfront on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 9 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Some vendors or activities may have participation or registration fees. Event-goers are reminded to follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to utilize City parking facilities downtown or consider alternative modes of transportation.

For information regarding the weekend of events, parking, and more, visit stpetepier.org/thefourth .

HIT AND RUN - HELP NEEDED

My youngest (15) was riding her bike with a friend on Saturday afternoon. She was on her bike, in the crosswalk, from the bridge at the intersection of Coffee Pot and Snell Isle Blvd. She was grazed by a car and took a hard fall. The driver stopped (along with 2 other drivers).

The driver was disheveled and yelling “Who hits a kid in the crosswalk?” As one of the good Samaritans who stopped helped my daughter to the sidewalk, the driver of the car that hit her, got back in her car and sped away. We have filed a police report with the SPPD, but I’d personally welcome any support we can get from the neighborhood if anyone has any further information and is willing to share.

Details: Hit and run incidence between a car and teenager on bike happened Saturday just after noon Driver was a Caucasian woman, estimated in her mid-40s, brunette with a ponytail Car is a navy blue Mazda CX series. We think it’s a CX-7 with a regular FL state license plate The driver left the scene and went down Coffee Pot toward Northshore Park from the scene of the accident

We’d welcome any feedback if anyone saw the incident or is aware of someone with a car in the neighborhood that matches the description. Kate is thankfully going to be fine physically. She walked away with a banged up shoulder and some contusions from the fall.

Emotional healing will likely take longer. We are hopeful this woman will be found before she hurts anyone else.

Thank you for any help. Mandy Rutledge Director Media & Communications Partnerships This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: +1.727.560.4872

St. Pete Fertilizer Ban Starts June 1

Increased rainfall in the summer months can cause nutrients from fertilizer to reach water bodies and lead to environmental issues like algae blooms, fish kills and water quality problems. To prevent this, the citywide fertilizer ban is in effect June 1 - September 30.

Here are some eco-friendly tips: · Treat your lawn with a slow-release fertilizer in the spring or fertilizer-free micronutrients in the summer to keep your lawn happy all summer. · Pick up any debris or vegetation near storm drains year-round to keep it from entering our waterways.

Other ways to protect our waters: · Follow a no-mow zone six feet from any water body, helping to establish a protective barrier. · Make sure your lawn maintenance/landscaper is certified through Pinellas County. · Replace some or all of your lawn with Florida-friendly natives.

More information at... stpete.org/Fertilizer

Still Looking for A Covid Vaccine Appointment?

We all know the difficulty in getting an appointment for the Covid vaccine that, at least for a time was changing, on what seemed like a daily basis! If you or someone you know is still having difficulty, this information may be just what is needed! This is an article that makes all the difficulties of finding specific vaccine types and appointment locations very easy and I believe you may find it very interesting. Here’s the short article:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/11/us/vaccine-spotter-help-finding-appointment/index.html

If you don’t care to read the short article but simply go to the information, check this out...

https://www.vaccinespotter.org/FL/?zip=33704 (If your zip code is different than 33704, just change the last 5 digits.)

Sure hope this helps anyone still needing to find a vaccine site. And please feel free to pass this on to friends or family that might benefit…

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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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