Published: Wednesday, 06 December 2017 23:03
With this very busy season, please be aware of your surroundings - always. Lock it up or lose it should be your motto.
For instance, when you’re in a store checking out, don’t flash what you have in your wallet openly so peering eyes can see that you’re flush with cash and credit cards.
Be aware as you leave businesses of who might be watching or following you. If you’re uncomfortable, go back inside and ask for an escort to your car. Leave buildings with your keys in hand - not talking on the phone - ready to get into your vehicle and leave. If you have packages to load in your car, keep your purse on you, not on your front seat, while you are loading.
Never leave your unlocked car unattended - even to push your grocery cart to a nearby rack. That’s just enough time for your car to be stolen.
Don’t sit in your car talking on the phone without locking your car.
Once you are headed home, be well aware of cars that COULD be following you - especially with dark tinted windows. If you are suspicious do NOT lead them straight to your house. If necessary, drive to a well-lit area and call the police at 893-7780 telling them of your suspicion. They will be happy to come to check it out.
Once home, it’s best to drive into your garage and close the door before you start unloading packages. If that is not possible, certainly take your purse and keys inside FIRST before you start unloading but don’t leave the car unlocked if it isn’t secured in your garage. (And do you know if you have a valet key in your glove compartment?)
The best advice is to always be aware of your surroundings. Especially at this time of year with lots on our minds, it’s easy to let our guard down. DON’T DO IT! Stay aware and alert and lead by example.
Remember – “lock it up or lose it” should be your new motto.
LOCK UP. PLEASE DON’T BE A VICTIM!
Published: Monday, 20 November 2017 19:47
St. Petersburg, Fla. (November 16, 2017) – Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no Thursday trash or recycling pickup for residential customers in St. Petersburg. Instead, Thursday collections will be made on Wednesday for both regular trash as well as recycling. Monday, Tuesday and Friday collections remain the same the week of November 20 to 24.
Three public golf courses - Mangrove Bay, Cypress Links, and Twin Brooks - are the only city facilities OPEN on Thanksgiving Day.
Some city facilities will be closed to the public both Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, including: City Hall and Municipal Services Center downtown, Coliseum box office and business office, The Greenhouse, Enoch Davis Center, Jamestown Apartments and Townhomes office, Dwight H. Jones Neighborhood Center, seven community libraries, recreation centers, Sunshine Center and Sunken Gardens business offices.
City facilities closed Thursday, but OPEN for business on Friday, November 24 include Boyd Hill Nature Preserve; Coliseum (Gem, Jewelry, Bead Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri.); Mahaffey Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Arts; Municipal beach concession stand (on Gulf Blvd. in Treasure Island); Municipal Marina Ship’s Store; North Shore Aquatic Complex; Sanitation department Brush Sites; and Sunken Gardens attraction.
The Coliseum is open Friday to Sunday for a Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
EARLY CLOSINGS. The West Community Library at St. Petersburg College Gibbs campus will be closed Wednesday, November 22 through Saturday, November 25.
For a complete list of closings online, visit www.stpete.org/holidays.
RESIDENTIAL TRASH & RECYCLING SERVICE REMINDER. The week of November 20 to 24, St. Petersburg’s residential trash and recycling collections normally made on Thursday will be made on Wednesday. Collections on Monday, Tuesday and Friday remain the same. Brush sites will be closed on Thursday but will be OPEN regular hours on Friday.
For water or sewer emergency service, call the Water Resources Department at 893-7261.
For Police, fire or medical emergencies, dial 9-1-1.
Published: Friday, 17 November 2017 11:20
Snell Isle Bridge Closure Sunday, Nov. 19, 7 – 11:30AM
As you’ve likely read on the flashing sign as you come across the Snell Isle Bridge, there is a race event this coming Sunday, November 19th, that will meander through Snell Isle. Because of that event, you will only be allowed to EXIT Snell Isle via the Bridge but NOT ENTER via that Bridge. Those trying to enter Snell Isle should travel to 34th Avenue NE or via Shore Acres. This traffic plan will be in effect from approximately 7:00AM until 11:30AM.
Thank you for your alerting your family and friends!