Snell Isle Alerts

OKTOBERFEST 10/28/21 6:30 PM

As you know, we have started having Snell Isle Property Association gatherings at the Woman’s Club (40 Snell Isle Blvd) and our next event is this Thursday, starting at 6:30PM. We’re celebrating HALLOWEEN for the children and hope you’ll bring them in costume - or not - along with their goody bags so they can collect candy and books while they have fun coloring, playing indoor board games, jenga, decorating pumpkins, and having FUN!

For adults, we’ll have beer celebrating Oktoberfest, wine, sangria and lite bites. The children will have lemonade, punch and lots of single-bag chips! It’s a fun time for all with no specific agenda other than getting together to have a good time. We will hear from our Community Police Officer Don Herring and possibly our City Council Chair, Ed Montanari. Otherwise, no speakers though we will announce plans for Holiday, something you surely don’t want to miss!

We hope you’ll come with your children to meet your neighbors and have a jolly good time! The event should be over by 8PM. Masks are welcomed by certainly not mandatory.

Come Join the Fun!

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY 11/12/21

We have a NEW and exciting event coming up on Friday night, November 12th, and I wanted to share it with you so you can mark your calendar and plan to take advantage of it! Our very own Snell Isle resident, Kristin Bitter, has arranged for a FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY event, described below. Not only can you enjoy a smorgasbord or food from 3 different types of Food Trucks but you can also give back to those less fortunate by providing non-perishable food that will go the the St Petersburg Free Clinic, an agency that provides food to the needy, housing to both men and women, medical care at their clinic near 54th Ave N and 4th Street and so much more!

Do mark you calendar for this wonderful event described below. I’m already hungry just thinking about it! If you have questions, Kristin’s email is at the bottom of her message below. Hope we will see you there!

WHEN: Friday, November 12th from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (or until food runs out)

WHERE: Snell Isle Boulevard in front of the Vinoy - along the greenspace

WHY: A much-deserved night off from cooking and an opportunity to enjoy time with your Snell Isle neighbors. Bring some chairs and invite your friends for a food truck picnic!

DETAILS: Three food trucks will be in the neighborhood and serving dinner and dessert to all who stop by. Bring cash or credit card and feed the entire family! Take a look at the menus online:

Top Nosh Street Food, St Pete Taco Lady, Glorious Pies

Because we thrive when we give back, please consider bringing non-perishable food items for donation to the St. Pete Free Clinic and Food Bank. Those with no access to cooking or refrigeration could use granola bars, fruit cups, beef jerky, protein bars, crackers, tuna etc. Find out more at St Petersburg Free Clinic

This event was coordinated by Snell Isle resident, and owner of Yard Messages, Kristin Bitter. For more information on the event or donation questions, contact Kristin Bitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

As a resident of Snell Isle, I’m sure you agree we have an absolutely fantastic neighborhood. The SIPOA is your voluntary neighborhood association dedicated to making our neighborhood an even better place. In furtherance of this mission, we organize parties and special events, we communicate with members about issues that impact our neighborhood, and we are responsible for the upkeep, maintenance and beautification of the parks and green spaces throughout our neighborhood.

One of the things that makes our neighborhood so special is the way we go all out for the holidays when we decorate the median with lights, wreaths, and a multitude of other seasonal decorations along Snell Isle Blvd. Every year we make it a point to enlist the services of as many volunteers as we can to help us decorate. We provide all the decorations, pizza, and soft drinks to all who come out to assist. Everyone has a great time, and it is also a wonderful opportunity to meet some of your neighbors at a fun filled event. This year we will be decorating on Saturday November 20th starting at 9:30 am. Please call or email to confirm that you would like to help so we have a good count of who is coming. You can reach out to Howard Pollack, our communications chairman at (516) 356-0988 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We are looking forward to a joyful holiday season and hope you can attend.

SIPOA Board Elections

In our continuing endeavor to improve Snell Isle and in accordance with SIPOA By-Laws we will be holding elections for members to serve on our Board. This coming year, elections will be held in late January of 2022. However, the process begins now, and we are looking for homeowners who are willing to dedicate a little time and to get involved in what goes on here on Snell Isle.

We have several positions to fill and welcome any member of SIPOA to either propose someone for a Board position or to submit themselves and offer to serve on the Board. Anyone who is interested may contact Howard K. Pollack at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him at (516) 356-0988. He, along with two other members will serve on the nominating committee and will put together a list of those individuals who are willing to serve, and all viable candidates will be put up for nomination prior to the election.

Anyone interested in serving should be advised that meetings are held once a month, usually the first Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Woman’s Club on Snell Isle Blvd. We hope that you will consider serving on our Board and look forward to hearing from you.

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…

COVID UPDATE

If you are not already registered on this website, https://myvaccine.fl.gov do it now!

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced today that beginning Monday, March 29th, Sunshine State residents aged 40 and over will be eligible to get the Covid vaccine and one week later, on April 5, every adult, age 18 & older, will be eligible.

Florida would open COVID vaccine eligibility a week later to all people age 18 and over on April 5th.

DeSantis said Florida has already vaccinated 70 percent of the state’s 4.4 million seniors.

"While the Biden administration set a May 1st target date for vaccine eligibility for all adults, Florida is pleased to announce that all adults in the state age 18 and older will be eligible for the vaccine beginning Monday, April 5th," DeSantis said in a news release.

More than 5.2 million of Florida’s over 21 million residents had received at least one coronavirus shot as of early Wednesday. About 13.7 percent of the state's population has been fully vaccinated.

Vaccines are also available at 150 CVS locations, 125 Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club locations, more than 70 Winn Dixie locations, soon-to-be over 600 Walgreens pharmacies, and every single one of the 730 Publix pharmacies across the state.

Covid Vaccine Sign Up

As you know, with each day, it seems changes are being made regarding the Covid vaccine appointments. Though it is confusing, there is a huge push to get every possible person vaccinated as soon as possible. With that in mind...

Even if your age group is NOT called for just yet (age 60+ can start getting vaccines starting tomorrow at specific sites), anyone can sign up for alerts about Covid vaccines at https://myvaccine.fl.gov

Even if you are NOT eligible now, sign up to know when your age group is next in line. Everyone over age 16 needs to get on a list for vaccinations as soon as possible. (Pfizer is for age 16 & up, Moderna & J&J for age 18 & up.)

Note: These Florida residents are now eligible to register for the vaccine at www.patientportalFL.com (this site now allows you to sign in and book your appt!)

Anyone 60 and older, (with proof of age; appointments start Monday, March 15th) eligible health care workers (with ID), 50 and older sworn law enforcement, firefighters and K-12 school staff (with ID). Medically vulnerable residents may also get the vaccine with a physician form at select pharmacies and federal vaccine sites - our federal site is at the Tampa Greyhound Track in Tampa at East Waters just off I-275N.

Teachers under the age of 50 may schedule their vaccine appointment at Publix, CVS, Walmart or Sam’s Club, or may go to the Federal Vaccination Site at the Tampa Greyhound Track.

Vaccine supply is limited, and you must be a full-time or part-time resident to be vaccinated in Florida.

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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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